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Welcomes for New Pope––Vatican Bank, Child Rape Cases, Part 2

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 9:55 AM
July 31, 2013

Protestors-against-Catholic-Church    In addition to the latest Vatican Bank scandals, and the U.N.’s move against child molesters in the Catholic Church, is U.S. Cardinal Dolan’s admission of hiding millions in church funds to ‘protect’ it from child victims––and, by the way, it is joined by the new Pope’s position on homosexuals serving as Catholic priests.

Of course, it is well known that during his trip to Brazil this week, Pope Francis seemed to sanction homosexuality with his words:  “Who am I to judge?”
While most news releases do not indicate if the Pope mentioned sexual relations among priests, Rachel Donadio of The New York Times points out:

“Vatican experts were quick to point out that Francis was not suggesting that the priests or anyone else should act on their homosexual tendencies, which the church considers a sin.”  She also writes:  “. . .  bishops are divided over whether to accept priests who are gay but celibate.”  Question:  How would they know?

Also questions for the new Pope:  Are priest no longer required to be celibate?  The primary dictionary definition of celibacy is:  “Abstinence from sexual intercourse, especially by reason of religious vows.” So is he saying that priest can be homosexual with ‘adult’ men without sexual intercourse? Or what?

Donadio and other reporters contrasts Pope Francis’ position with that of Benedict, his predecessor, still residing in the Vatican as a lauded ‘ex-pope,’ who said that men with homosexual tendencies should not seek the priesthood.

Reporters also mention the underlying reason for the Pope’s visit to Brazil:  With 123 million members, Brazil once had brazil-pope-world-youth-day-2-630x420more Catholics than any nation in the world, but Evangelicals there have made significant inroads into that number.

In other news on the homosexual front in the Catholic Church, there is no public response to demands from the United Nations. However, while he had denied hiding church funds to keep money away from victims of priests’ sexual abuse, it was revealed this month that Cardinal Timothy Dolan had hidden $57 million in church funds in a trust to keep it from abuse victims.

Jon Swaine of The Daily Telegraph reports:  “Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, told Vatican officials in a 2007 letter that the transfer offered “improved protection of these funds from any legal claim.”     The letter was part of 6000 documents released showing ‘substantiated’ allegations against Milwaukee priest going back some 80 years.

John L. Allen, Jr., National Catholic Reporter’s Vatican expert, says Francis erases images of the papacy:  Francis has “completely changed the narrative about the church.” Donadio adds: “Benedict’s papacy had been marked by scandals—a sexual abuse scandal, a leaks scandal and trouble with the secretive Vatican Bank.”   Someone should tell Allen and Francis those images have not gone away!

Those inviting The LORD Jesus Christ into their hearts as Savior must adhere to His Words in Bible historical books:  “I Am The Way, The Truth and The Life, no man cometh unto The Father but by Me (John 14:6).”  No mediator is necessary––not priest or pastor. It is solely a relationship between you and Jesus!

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Re-Forming Greek & Roman Empires Recalling Ancient Idols

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 0:37 AM
July 26, 2013

Turkey-wants-stolen-artifacts-back-from-British-Museum       In moves considered bribery or blackmail among the museum world, Turkey demands return of ‘its’ ancient artifacts.  Romania resurrects Dracula, and Greece and Iraq begs the same for their ‘art’ idols.  Only Syria lets war to destroy its past.

Dan Bilefsky writes in ‘Seeking Return of Art, Turkey Jolts Museums,’ “An aggressive campaign by Turkey to reclaim antiquities it says were looted has led . . . to the return of . . . many golden treasures. . . . But . . . some of the world’s largest museums, which call the campaign cultural blackmail.”

The Turks have even filed a criminal complaint within their countries court system for an investigation into “the illegal excavation of 18 objects  that are now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Norbert Schimmel collection.”

Turkey’s bold moves “have spurred an international debate about who owns antiquities after centuries of shifting borders.” But Turkey’s Culture Minister, Ertugrul Gunay says:  “Artifacts, just like people, animals or plants, have souls and historical memories.  When they are repatriated to their countries, the balance of nature will be restored.”  Hmm. They have souls and memories! Thus, they live?

While the looting of Iraq’s art treasures made news during the fall of Baghdad in 2003, John Roach writes in “Seven Code of HammurabiPriceless Treasures Lost to War,” that some 5,000 artifacts are returned. Yet over 15,000 remain missing, including the famous Code of Hammurabi, which dates back to 1772 B.C.

During its economic war with Germany’s European Union, Greece has also suffered plunder of its artifacts. Detective Gergios Tsoukalis tells Theopi Skarlatos of BBC News:  “There has been a rise . . . in illegal trading . . . since 2009.  We’ve tracked down ancient Greek antiquities as far away as Colombia––in the hands of drug dealers.”  Museum employees complain there are no funds for security.

In ‘Dracula Resurrected by Romanian Tourism Board,’ Benjamin Radford points out that Romania will now exploit Dracula, its most famous personage, to boost tourism:  “The Romanian [will] promote Transylvania, a region . . . associated with vampires and Dracula, as their most promising tourist destination.”

Some say it took them long enough as tourist sites everywhere now exploit horror/paranormal entertainment.  But most Romanians laud Vlad Tepes (or Dracula) as a hero who led the fight for their independence.  He may have impaled or quartered 80,000 people, but such “was common in the Middle Ages.”

As he fights a bloody and devastating war to hold onto his rule over Syria, President Bashar al-Assad of the secret Alawite sect seems undeterred about his nation’s archaeological heritage.  Is this because one of his successors will serve a different god?  As Daniel says in Bible historical books:  “But in his estate shall he honor . . . a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things (11: 38).” Such is idol worship often passing for art today!  That ‘living’ idol is coming soon for all the world to see!

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Middle Eastern Secret Societies Ruling Nations and Wars

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 15:54 PM
July 23, 2013

rise of muslim brotherhood    A peek beyond the veils of the Alawite Sect and Muslim Brotherhood reveals war and governing plans in the Middle East made in the confines of secret societies.  And much of what goes on in the visible world is ruled the same way.

According to Primoz Manfreda:  “Alawites practice a unique but little known form of Islam that dates back to the 9th and 10th century. Its secretive nature is an outcome of centuries of isolation from the mainstream society and periodical persecution by the Sunni majority.”

In “The ‘Secretive Sect’ in Charge of Syria,” the BBC.com adds: the “custom of taqiyya, which is the practice of hiding one’s beliefs in order to avoid persecution.” Robert Mackey in “Syria’s Ruling Alawite Sect” agrees:

“Taqiyya makes a perfect qualification for membership in the mukhabarat— the ubiquitous intelligence/security apparatus that has dominated Syria’s government for more than four decades.”  Secret keepers attract secret keepers.

The Muslim Brotherhood operated underground for decades––even in the United States.  In “Ex-member: Muslim Brotherhood has Secret Societies in 80 Nations, Including U.S.,” a defector told the World Tribune:

“ . . . that the Brotherhood, with headquarters in Egypt, was infiltrating Western and Arab states by recruiting their Muslim citizens . . . the Brotherhood established secret societies in more than 80 countries, with recruits pledged to violence. They are taught to regard the movement as their home and that standing to the national anthem of their country is polytheism.”

Former Brotherhood member, Tharwat Al Kherbawy also told the World Tribune:  “the Brotherhood recruits teenagers in a ceremony in which they kneel before a masked member and take a vow over a gun and Koran . . the recruit, whose progress is monitored, is warned that any violation of orders means death.”

Late last year, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) arrested 94 suspected members of the Brotherhood for attempting to Minister-Abdullah-Bin-Zayed-Al-Nahyanoverthrow their country.  UAE officials claim the Brotherhood to be a leading threat to its nation and others: According to UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, “the Brotherhood does not believe in the sovereignty of the state.”

Perhaps most frightening to the United States, Al Kherbawy insists: “ . . . the Brotherhood presence in any country consists of three units. They included a unit comprised of local residents, a secret Egyptian cell, and what Al Kherbawy termed an international group that reports to superiors in the American city of New York.”

Believers must understand that such conspiracies are withstood by prayer. In Christian non-fiction prophecy books, Ephesians 6: 18 instructs:  “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

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Welcomes for New Pope––Vatican Bank, Child Rape Cases, Part 1

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 1:17 AM
July 19, 2013

Vatican-troubles-New-PopeJust when everyone thought the new Pope would quiet things down at the Vatican, its old red herring the Vatican Bank brought him back down to scandal earth, and then the United Nations dumped the child raping cases on his head too!

In ‘A Money-Smuggling Scandal Threatens to Sink the Vatican Bank,’ Carol
Matlack jokes:  “It sounds like a thriller plot: A Vatican cleric, a spy, and a financier are accused of conspiring to smuggle €20 million ($26 million) out of Switzerland aboard a private jet. In fact, it’s the latest scandal to hit the Vatican bank, prompting Pope Francis to make sweeping management changes.”

Imagine trying to smuggle $ 26 million dollars in a private jet. Sounds like a detective thriller.  A whole host of Vatican officials have either resigned, been arrested or both.  As for the spy: no none knows. But Jakarta Globe identified ‘him’ as “an Italian secret service agent” who was also arrested.

Other characters in this plot include:  “Director Paolo Cipriani and deputy-director Massimo Tulli stepped down three days after the Vatican was rocked by the arrest of Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who is accused of plotting with two other people to smuggle 20 million euros into Italy from Switzerland.?”

For years, Scarano was a senior accountant for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See charity.  His  lawyer says the Monsignor used the $ 730,000 in cash he took out of his account and distributed among friends who gave in checks which he re-deposited so he could pay off a mortgage for a charity.

Of course, Pope Francis has named new officials, overseers, accountants, etc. to supervise the bank.  But the question remains, how long can it go on?  But wait!  On top of all of this the United Nations has issued him an official notice:

Respond and give details about child sex abuse cases involving priest!  Nick Squires of The Telegraph writes:  “The United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child demanded that the Vatican divulge documents about its treatment of abuse victims around the world and its leniency towards predatory priests.”

The document demands the Vatican explain what it has done to make sure “no priest accused of sexual abuse is vaticanSNAPauthorized to come into contact with children.” The U.N. also wants the Pope to cite church leaders asked “not to report such offenses, and at which level of the clergy.”

The Vatican enacted new laws against the abuse, kidnapping, pornography and prostitution of children, but SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priest) insists these are merely for show:  “The Church hierarchy doesn’t need new rules on abuse. It needs to follow long-established secular laws. Church officials, starting with Pope Francis, need to actually punish those who conceal and enable abuse, which they have ample power to do but inadequate courage to do.”

If their training included more Bible historical books, priest would know the punishment God has in store for child abusers: “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea (Mark 9: 42).”

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Alexander the Great’s Four Nations Highlighted Towards Unification

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 21:15 PM
July 11, 2013

The-Empire-of-Alexander-The-GreatBiblical prophecies in the Books of Daniel and Revelation make clear that in the end times the four nations that once comprised Alexander the Great’s kingdom will re-emerge on the world’s stage as part of the anti-Christ’s base of operations.

Those four nations are Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Syria, and clearly the year 2013 sees them all most prominent in the news.  Egypt and Turkey have continuous street rebellions over political leadership:  rebellions that could lead to civil war.  Greece rankles under continuing austerity taxation punishment by the European Union.  And Syria has killed 100,000 protestors in its Civil War!

As of today’s reports, it appears that the overthrow of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi was planned by military, bureaucratic and wealthy connections with its former 30-year ruler, Mubarak, as well as other Middle East leaders who do not like the idea of rule by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ben Hubbard and David D. Kirkpatrick explain in ‘Sudden Improvements in Egypt Suggest a Campaign to Undermine Morsi‘: “Working behind the scenes, members of the old establishment, . . .helped finance, advise and organize . . . to topple the Islamist leadership, . . .”

Sebnew Arsu says (‘After Protests, Forums Sprout in Turkey’s Parks’), once Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan and the courts rescinded his order to take over a main city park, heavy police crackdown ensued, so protesters disbursed:

“Those attending them say a heavy-handed police response to the protests — tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets were used to disperse crowds, and four people died—has united them despite political, sectarian, ethnic and social differences.”  So now protesters discuss grievances in open forums.

Protestors accused both Morsi and Erdogan of heavily changing their cultures to toward strict Islamic law.  But protestors in Greece strongly voice their discontentment with harsh austerity measures from the European Union (EU).  Graeme Wearden from guardian.co.uk writes the EU’s new loan means:

“Some 6,500 teachers or education ministry staff are either to be fired or put on a “reserve” and sacked at the end of next year if no alternative work has been found. This makes up more than half of the 12,500 public sector jobs on the line, which also include 3,500 police posts. Police officers anxious for their jobs staged protests in Athens at the weekend.”  So Greeks march in the streets!

Several bloggers point out that protestors in these three nations stay in touch through social media, and believe they have inherent ancient connections.  And they undoubtedly keep up with protests in Syria that eventually led to civil war.

Daniel’s vision of this kingdom is first in 7: 6:  “After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.” Imagery changes to “four notable ones,” who produce the little horn, Syria, which grows “exceeding great,” sending forth anti-Christ and the fourth horseman calling for earth’s destruction.

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Coming Judgments of God: Earth Has Been Destroyed Twice Before!

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
July 8, 2013

Atlantis-Real-NotDrama may help to illustrate the voices of mothers who tell their children, “Cut that out.  You don’t want me to come in there,” as on the old Cosby show.  All those generally reared in a ‘normal’ American family understand there was a line of disobedience that children dared not to cross without expecting punishment.

Well mankind has the same relationship with Almighty God, the Creator (Mother) of the Earth.  Yes, as Apostle John says God loves us, because God is Love (1 John 4: 8). But when mankind’s collective sins go beyond redemption,  God’s only choice is ultimate judgement.  He has judged the earth twice before.

In his Annotated Reference Bible, Finis Dake points to the pre-Adamite world shown in Genesis 1: 1 – 2.  First the world that God made was perfect.  Then the chaos of destruction broke out:  “The earth was without form, and void . . .”

The Holy Spirit gave Jeremiah a view of that destruction:  “I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of The LORD, and by His fierce anger (4: 23 – 26).”

God gave Apostle Peter a view of that first judgment as well.  When commenting on naysayers who deny coming judgment Peter wrote:  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished  (2 Peter 3: 1 – 9).

We know this was pre-Adamite because of “the world that then was.”  We still live on the same world (earth) that Noah floated upon.  All Bible history from Genesis chapters 6 – 9 is based on the human family since the time of Noah.  That pre-Adamite world was the era of dinosaurs.  Those ‘preachers’ who claim the earth is only 7,000 years old speak only of the earth since Noah.

As a warning to this Age, several past continents are now revealed sitting in ruins beneath the seas.  Extinction Protocol ruins-found-in-oceanwrites :  “ . . . researchers are claiming to have found traces of a long-lost continent buried in the Atlantic Ocean near Brazil. . . remnants of Pangea, the prehistoric supercontinent from which the Americas, Africa, and other present-day land masses eventually emerged.”

In “Lost Continent Found off Coast of Madagascar Lost to the Ocean Depths 85 Million Years Ago,” Roberto Schmidt reveals:  “ . . . scientists from Norway, Germany and Britain have found what they say is a lost continent that they’ve named Mauritia at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.”

Just as they have promises of blessings, historical Bible books also have warnings of  God’s judgments due to unrepentant sins. Peter continues:  “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. . . . The Lord is . . .  not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

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As Worlds Falls Apart: God Still Blesses America, July 4, 2013

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:24 AM
July 4, 2013

People-protesting-streets    Let’s see, at last count fed-up folks are protesting in Egypt, Turkey, Brazil and Bulgaria.  Their still fighting a Sunni-Shiite war in Syria with Russia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc.and the U.S. somewhat joining in.  Oh yes, and most of Europe is in dire recession/depression with 12.5% unemployment.

The African continent still suffers wars, disease and famine. Some 260,000 people starved to death in Somalia since 2010, and the U.N. still can’t figure out how to get food there.  And all of North Africa is poised to join the Middle East.

In Asia, China fights to prove it is equal to the United States when it is not, and never can be.  And that nation still ships bad food and worse disease––i.e. H7N9 Swine Flu, and other sicknesses––to this country and around the world.

Japan still seeps radio-active water into the world’s oceans, even as it plans to re-open other nuclear power plants.  Of course, South Korea wishes it could move at least a continent away from bad-boy North Korea.

After gruesome deaths in war, and our united disgust with wars, our nation is trying to pull out of Afghanistan.  But a few politicians insists that we join other ‘fearless fools,’ and jump into Syria’s 100,000+ dead civil war conflict.

The Eastern shores are not recovered from Hurricane Sandy, the Western U.S. is baking in 115 degrees temperatures, drought extends itself in that region, and mid-western states like Wisconsin quietly suffer flooding.  Alaska basks in unaccustomed heat, as the shores of Hawaii slip measurably into its Pacific Ocean.

Quietly bubbling beneath its surface, America is losing her spiritual center.  She is spoiled, sullen and discontented.  Statue-of-LibertyProsperity flows mostly to the upper 10 percent or so.  The national suicide rate is soaring because people have lost hope.

We no longer focus on what is important to ourselves and to each other.  The airways are full of political hatred and distain.  But why?  Our unemployment rate is relatively low.  We don’t have pandemic diseases across the land––as yet. And even with outrageous flows of semi-automatic rifles from NRA gun makers, army tanks do not hold angry mobs off in our streets––as yet.

But most Americans sense something is wrong.  Yes, its Global Warming, but its more than that.  Time is moving fast.  Things seem to be whirling out of hand.  What was once economically easy, has become struggling drudgery.

What’s missing in our land as we celebrate this year’s 4th of July?  It is God, and our reverence for Him, our faith and belief in Him, and our disregard for what He considers to be sin, covetousness, and sensuality, materialistic life-styles.

Indeed God has blessed America over these almost 300 years.  As long as we were faithful to Him, He has been faithful to us.  As Bible inspired writing advises in 2 Chronicles 7: 14:

“If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  Trusting that humbling will begin in the Body of Christ, we write again this year, God Bless America!

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Worlds Falling Apart: Now Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey, Brazil, Syria ++

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:14 AM
July 1, 2013

egypt-protest-1127-horizontal-gallery    Hundreds of thousands, if not millions protested in Cairo and other Egyptian cities over the weekend across Egypt, calling for the resignation of President Morsi.  Over 22 million also signed a petition calling for him to step down.

On the other side, tens of thousands of Islamists, loyal to Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood vowed to defend him. David D. Kirkpatrick, Ben Hubbard and Kareem Fahim of The New York Times say as yesterday’s violence started:

“ . . . a group set fire to the headquarters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo. . . attackers with Molotov cocktails vowed to kill anyone inside.”  These are the largest crowds since those marching against Mubarak, Morsi’s predecessor. Several protestors have been killed and hundreds injured.

All of Egypt seems to be in mayhem: “Outside Cairo, protesters blockaded or chained shut government offices in the capitals of several provinces across the Nile Delta, state media reported. Protesters also blocked several transit ways, including the major highways and railways connecting Cairo and Alexandria.”

Now––because police forces seemed aligned with the protestors––all sides are waiting to see what Egypt’s military will do.  The military insists it is waiting for the government to reach a political solution and that its soldiers will protect the will of the people.  But protesters believe the military is on their side too.

And while they express anger about “desperate economic conditions” and lack of public safety, it is more deeply felt that Morsi’s loyalty is to the Muslim Brotherhood and not to Egypt or to the Egyptian people.

Demonstrators have blockaded or chained government offices, as well as set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices, in several cities.  Morsi admitted to The Guardian newspaper that he was wrong to put his power above the courts’ authority.

But he insists this revolt stems from profiteers from Mubarak’s bureaucracy:  “They used this corrupt money to pull back the old regime into power.” Further, he  plans to finish his term as Egypt’s first elected president.

As Anthony Faiola and Paula Moura write in the Washington Post about Middle Class revolts around the world, public bolgarijabalkanwakeupoutrage in Bulgaria had brought down the previous government, and now the people there are furious again.

When he called for protests against corruption in the new government last week, Asen Genov expected maybe 500 people to show up in Sofia’s Independent Square.  Instead thousands poured in.

Now he links Bulgaria’s demonstrations to others: “We are all linked together, Bulgaria, Turkey, Brazil. We are tweeting in English so we can understand each other.  We are fighting for different reasons, but we all want our governments to finally work for us. We are inspiring each other.”

Hmm. Governments working for their people.  Maybe that will catch on, or is that just a fantasy in Christian fiction novels?  But then Apostle John does write:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8: 32).”

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