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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: ARE CHRISTIANS AWAKE NOW? THE FALLOUT & IMPLICATIONS FROM THE "SUPREME" COURT'S GAY "MARRIAGE" MANDATE

ROMANS 1: 18-32

JUSTICE SAMUEL ALITO WARNS: 

DEFENDERS OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE 

NOW RISK BEING TREATED AS BIGOTS 

BY GOVERNMENTS, EMPLOYERS, SCHOOLS

Decision “will be used to vilify Americans unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy.”
by CNS NEWS | TERENCE P. JEFFREY JUNE 28, 2015
SEE: http://www.infowars.com/alito-warns-defenders-of-traditional-marriage-now-risk-being-treated-as-bigots-by-governments-employers-schools/republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared that same-sex marriage is a right, Justice Samuel Alito said the court had falsely likened opposition to same-sex marriage to racism and that its decision “will be used to vilify Americans unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy.”
Alito warned that in the wake of the court’s ruling, Americans who dare to publicly express views in favor the traditional understanding that marriage is between a man and a woman will risk recrimination.
“I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools,” Alito wrote.
“By imposing its own views on the entire country,” he said, “the majority facilitates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas.”
Here is a key excerpt from Alito’s dissent:
Today’s decision usurps the constitutional right of the people to decide whether to keep or alter the traditional understanding of marriage. The decision will also have other important consequences. It will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy. In the course of its opinion, the majority compares traditional marriage laws to laws that denied equal treatment for African-Americans and women. E.g.ante, at 11–13. The implications of this analogy will be exploited by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent.
Perhaps recognizing how its reasoning may be used, the majority attempts, toward the end of its opinion, to reas­sure those who oppose same-sex marriage that their rights of conscience will be protected. Ante, at 26–27. We will soon see whether this proves to be true. I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.
The system of federalism established by our Constitu­tion provides a way for people with different beliefs to live together in a single nation. If the issue of same-sex mar­riage had been left to the people of the States, it is likely that some States would recognize same-sex marriage and others would not. It is also possible that some States would tie recognition to protection for conscience rights. The majority today makes that impossible. By imposing its own views on the entire country, the majority facili­tates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas. Recalling the harsh treatment of gays and lesbians in the past, some may think that turn- about is fair play. But if that sentiment prevails, the Nation will experience bitter and lasting wounds.
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Pushback Against Supremes’ Same-sex "Marriage" Ruling Begins

SEE: http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/21153-pushback-against-supremes-same-sex-marriage-ruling-beginsrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

"No doubt anticipating what was coming in the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges on Friday, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Representative Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) introduced bills a week earlier to keep the federal government from discriminating against individuals and groups exercising what is now left of their First Amendment rights. Called the First Amendment Defense Act, Lee asked rhetorically:
If five judges on the Supreme Court have pronounced, in a breath-taking presumption of power, that all 50 states must redefine marriage, what does that mean for the countless institutions within our civil society — churches and synagogues, charities and adoption agencies, counseling services and religiously-affiliated schools — that are made up of American citizens who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman?
Will eager overzealous federal agencies start using the decision as reasons to withdraw federal grants, limit student loans, and revoke tax exemptions on the basis of what was once free expression on the matter? Will it attempt to apply sanctions against home-school moms teaching the Bible? Will it force bakers to bake, private halls to host, small business owners to compromise firmly held beliefs that once were protected by the First Amendment?
Wrote Lee:
Will federal agencies follow the heavy-handed approach taken by the present majority of Supreme Court justices – say, by revoking the non-profit, tax-exempt status of faith-based schools that continue to operate on the basis of their religious beliefs about marriage?
Lee and Labrador introduced the First Amendment Defense Act, which would “prevent any agency from denying federal tax exemption, grant, contract, accreditation, license, or certification to an individual or institution for acting on their religious belief that marriage is a union between one man and one woman.”
One measure of how highly unlikely such legislation is ever to see the light of day is this: In the Senate Lee has so far only been able to garner 18 cosponsors (out of 100 Senators), while Labrador has enlisted the help of just 57 of his colleagues (out of 435). That this bill hasn’t attracted the support of every senator and representative is reflective of just how far down the slippery slope of amorality and degradation the culture has moved in recent years. As Lee noted, “The right to form and to follow one’s religious beliefs is the bedrock of human dignity and liberty that must be forcefully defended from governmental interference.”
That right has been under attack for years. The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday merely codifies and cements into place the culture’s determination that restrictions on behavior are per se unconstitutional. Ask Catholic Charities of Boston, which was forced to stop providing adoption services because they wouldn’t bend to the culture’s insistence that children be placed in the homes of those practicing sodomy — i.e., same-sex couples.
Ask Aaron and Melissa Klein who were forced to close their Oregon bakery after being fined $135,000 for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony.
Ask the United Methodist Church in New Jersey, which suffered an adverse ruling from a judge when its retreat house refused to hold a same-sex ceremony on its premises. Ask former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran of Atlanta, who was fired by the mayor for expressing his personal beliefs on the matter in a Bible study publication.
These are just precursors to the persecution about to engulf the faith-based community in the country. As Lee posited:
The next controversies will … be over whether people who don’t think so may keep their business licenses, whether colleges that don’t think so will be able to keep their accreditation, whether military chaplains who don’t think so will be court-martialed, whether churches who don’t think so will be targeted for reprisal by the state, whether heterodox religious belief itself will be swept from the public square.
That’s why these two bills, although a start, are so much less than they could have been: limiting the Supreme Court’s appellate jurisdiction through decisions of the Congress as just one example. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) offered just such a bill back in April that would, utilizing powers granted to Congress under Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution, strip the power from the Supreme Court “to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, any type of marriage.”
Congress has the power to do more than just slap the wrists of federal agencies inclined to punish individuals and institutions for not getting on board on the issue of same-sex marriage — much more. It should do so. The First Amendment Defense Act offered by Lee and Labrador is just a beginning."
Related article:
Supreme Court Rubber Stamps Same-sex “Marriage” — Time for Nullification
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Supreme Corruption, Conflict of Interest & Power Grab
Published on Jun 30, 2015
It’s not just the big decisions of last week on ObamaCare & marriage. In the last few days the Supreme Court has released a flurry of decisions affecting a multitude of issues. As Scalia pointed out, the “rulers of 320 million Americans” are the majority of 9 politically appointed judges.

"ABORTION CENTERS IN TEXAS WILL STAY OPEN FOR BUSINESS"
"EXECUTION DRUGS PERMITTED"
"STATES CANNOT REQUIRE IDENTIFICATION AND/OR 
CITIZENSHIP FOR VOTING"
JUSTICES GINSBURG & KAGAN HAVE OFFICIATED AT GAY "MARRIAGES" BEFORE THE FULL COURT MET
In 2013, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history when she 
presided over the first gay marriage inside the U.S. Supreme Court.
Photo credit: AP and TPM. In 2013, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history lwhen she presided over the first gay marriage inside the U.S. Supreme Court.
ELENA KAGAN "MARRIED" THESE TWO
the wedding of former law clerk Mitchell Reich and his partner Patrick ...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has performed her first same-sex wedding, it was today revealed. 
The 54-year-old justice presided over the wedding of former law clerk Mitchell Reich and his partner Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland, yesterday.
It was the first ceremony for a gay or lesbian couple at which Kagan officiated, Supreme Court spokesman Kathy Arberg confirmed.
But she is not the first ever Supreme Court to have done so - with retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg both having previously performed same-sex weddings.
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
Justice Kagan is not the first ever Supreme Court to have officiated at the wedding of a gay or lesbian couple - with retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (right) and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (left) both having done so

Days of Lot : The Sodomite Beast changing laws of Traditional Marriage in America (Jun 29, 2015)

Published on Jun 29, 2015
News Articles:

That was FAST: Yesterday it was gay marriage; Now look who wants “equal rights”
http://allenbwest.com/2015/06/that-wa...

Gay Marriage Ruling Opens Door to Widespread Anti-Christian Bigotry
http://www.breitbart.com/big-governme...

Religious Conservatives Will Be Vilified and Marginalized, Lose Their Religious Freedom, Justices Warn in Gay Marriage Dissenting Opinions
http://www.christianpost.com/news/rel...

Alito Warns: Defenders of Traditional Marriage Now Risk Being Treated as Bigots by Governments, Employers, Schools
http://www.infowars.com/alito-warns-d...

500+ gay pride youth engulfed in flames in Taiwan as Biblical-scale firestorm spontaneously ignites, raining down fire from above
http://www.naturalnews.com/050232_gay...

Justice Alito: Christians Will Now Be Labeled As Bigots By Governments, Employers, Schools
http://rightwingnews.com/culture/just...

Marco Rubio: USA at ‘Water’s Edge’ of Declaring Christianity ‘Hate Speech’
http://www.breitbart.com/big-governme...

Top 10 Quotes from the Dissenting Justices on Same-Sex Marriage
http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blo...

Benjamin Watson Just Smacked The Supreme Court With The One Thing About Marriage They Don’t Realize
http://conservativepost.com/benjamin-...



Monday, June 29, 2015

OBAMA GLORIES IN WHITE HOUSE LIT UP WITH RAINBOW COLORS TO CELEBRATE GAY MARRIAGE APPROVAL BY SUPREME COURT

WHITE HOUSE LIT UP WITH RAINBOW COLORS TO CELEBRATE GAY MARRIAGE APPROVAL BY SUPREME COURT
OBAMA, THE ALL POWERFUL, 
IS PLEASED

JUDGES 2:12-"And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger."

2 KINGS 21:15-"Because they have done that which was evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day."

ISAIAH 1:4-"Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward."

The Obama administration has set up rainbow-colored lights to illuminate the real-life White House.CIeIwnnXAAA9IrG

TIME LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY

A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE


WHITE HOUSE TWEETS MESSIANIC PHOTO OF OBAMA CASTING A RAINBOW

SEE: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=32426republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

white-house-tweets-photo-of-obama-casting-a-rainbow

“THIS WAS THE MOMENT WHEN THE RISE OF THE OCEANS BEGAN TO SLOW AND OUR PLANET BEGAN TO HEAL”

“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” Isaiah 14:13-15 (KJV)
The White House yesterday tweeted a photo of Barack Obama stepping off of Air Force One, his hand raised high in the air and perfectly in line with a rainbow in the background sky. Obama wants you to know that he has powers that you and I do not possess. He wants you to know that he and he alone is in control of your destiny. This photo is how he views himself, as someone who has the power to cast a rainbow.
Is Obama really that much of a sick narcissist? Yes, he is. Remember, he is the same guy who said this while running for office in June of 2008:
“The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. This was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals.”
Has anyone, in the history of any nation in any time, ever run for office on a platform of “stopping the rise of the oceans and healing the planet”? At the time when America desperately needs a leader who loves this country and is able to guide her through these tough and challenging times, we have instead an out of control, narcissistic, demonic Peter Pan who thinks he’s the Messiah.
God help us.
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The Supreme Court Has Ruled: Principled People Will Not Obey!

SEE: http://the-trumpet-online.com/supreme-court-ruled-principled-people-will-obey/republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

Editor’s note: A church should not be a 501 (c)3 organization, and  should untangle itself from all state control.
Don Boys, Ph.D.

Following the Supreme Court’s illegal, immoral, and incredible “gay” rights decision, the White House (owned by the American people, not the President) was flooded with rainbow-color lights in celebration of that disgusting, dangerous, and decadent decision. Such impudence and defiance was an insult to America and a goading of God. However, be assured that God sees the evil and the good and He is involved in our world. Sometime His judgment seems slow, but it is always sure and severe. Judgment is on the way!
Former U. S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson said about the Supreme Court’s authority, “We are not final because we are infallible; we are infallible because we are final.” That attitude is not only arrogant but audacious and asinine. However, the Supreme Court is not infallible (as only a fool would say) nor is it final (as only a fanatic would say). I remind you that their decisions are called, “opinions” and do not reach the level of the Ten Commandments–or even the Ten Recommendations. Same-sex “marriages” will continue to be abnormal, abominable, and aberrational even as shallow people applaud them.
Some have said, “The Court has spoken. That settles it.” Oh, really, what about Dred Scott? The Court, consisting of appointed, flawed individuals, has reversed itself over 200 times and it must be remembered that the Court is illegitimate when it usurps the position of legislatures. If the Court wants to write laws, they should resign, run for Congress, expose their financial souls and seek approval from the voters. The Justices are rogues in black robes drunk with power. The Court thinks it is omnipotent and omniscient and it seems to be almost omnipresent in our lives.
If laws that are contrary to the Constitution can be written by unelected officials then why do we have a Constitution? It means we are living under tyranny.
As a consequence of this opinion, everyone and all organizations will react. U.S. legislators must consider the “good behavior” clause in Article III, Section I of the Constitution that requires them to remove an erring justice from the court. That will happen when Hell has an enormous drop in temperature which can’t happen according to my theological beliefs. America will be free from the tyrants only when some of them reach room temperature.
State governors have an opportunity to affirm their sovereign authority and say, “We will not comply. You gave an opinion over something beyond your responsibility. We will not permit or give approval to behavior that is a threat to civilization. Same-sex ‘marriages’ will not be recognized in this state.”  Then, the Court will charge the governors with contempt (which the governors will be guilty of as I am but I’m doing my best to conceal my contempt) and send U.S. Marshalls to arrest them. The governors can choose to use state troopers in their defense or choose not to do so. Bad position to be in but then no one asked for this except homosexuals and those whose highest ambition and reason for living is to satisfy homosexuals.
I don’t know what governors will do but I know what I will do and recommend other preachers do. I will not comply. I will live as if the decision was never made.
Pastors should inform everyone that they will never perform a same-sex “wedding.” Nor will the church ever be used for such activity. It is not enough for pastors not to perform such weddings; they must go on record of that decision.
Pastors should make it clear that unrepentant homosexuals will not be accepted as church members just as unrepentant fornicators, adulterers, thieves, abortionists, killers, and radical Liberals are rejected. Surely no pastor has to be convinced that he should never permit any secular authority to dictate to his church.
Pastors should  prepare to lose the 501 (c) (3) tax status. Pastors have been negligent if they have not prepared church members for that event. The loss really should be no big deal since sincere Christians give 10 to 15 percent of their total income because they want to–not because of a tax advantage.
Preachers should continue to preach that homosexuality is perversion and if homosexuals do not repent they will be cast into Hell as will fornicators. At the same time the homosexual, like the adulterer, must understand that God loves him and is willing to forgive him at any time. And so is the church.
Pastors must warn members not to attend same-sex “marriages” of close friends or family members and refuse without alienating them if at all possible. With many, it will not be possible and the loss will be heartbreaking; however, any kind of approval will make one “a partaker of his evil deeds.”
Sunday school teachers and Christian school teachers should continue to teach that any sex outside of man-woman marriage is sinful requiring genuine repentance.
Christian colleges should continue to refuse homosexuals as students so housing for same-sex “couples” on their campus is a moot issue.
If the Court should rule that gun ownership was illegal or that freedom of the press was now illegal, would any sane person comply? It is ridiculous to suggest that the Court can write law as in this case and in the Obamacare case then declare that the newly written laws are constitutional! No one gave these birds such carte blanche authority.
In 1804, Jefferson wrote: “The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.” That’s where we are today: despots reign.
Abe Lincoln said in his First Inaugural Address “that if the policy of the Government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their Government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.”
In 1832, President Andrew Jackson’s contempt of the Court’s decision in Worchester v. Georgia was on full display when he allegedly replied, “John Marshall [Chief Justice] has made his decision; now let him enforce it!” He was acknowledging that the Court does not have an army to enforce its decisions although it does have a few U.S. Marshalls that can arrest offending individuals.
The Court Jesters have made their ruling, now let them try to force thinking and committed Americans to accept perversion as normal, natural, and noble.
http://bit.ly/1iMLVfY  Watch these 8 minute videos of my lecture at the University of North Dakota: “A Christian Challenges New Atheists to Put Up or Shut Up!”
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 15 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Todayfor 8 years. His shocking books, ISLAM: America’s Trojan Horse!; Christian Resistance: An Idea Whose Time Has Come–Again!; and The God Haters are all available at Amazon.com. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His web sites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com and www.thegodhaters.com. Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)
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There’s only one Judge who matters (and it’s not Kennedy)

SEE: http://janetmefferd.com/2015/06/theres-only-one-judge-who-matters-and-its-not-kennedy/republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

Today, five Supreme Court justices forced upon the United States a fictitious “right” to state-sanctioned homosexuality in a form to be referred to as “marriage.” From this day on, we can add Obergefell v. Hodges next to Roe v. Wade on the list of the most outrageously unconstitutional SCOTUS decisions ever rendered. 
It doesn’t matter that 20 years ago, creating such a “right” was both morally and legally unthinkable, across the globe, on all sides of the political aisle. 
It doesn’t matter that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t even address the issue of marriage. It doesn’t matter that millions and millions of Americans legally went to the polls to uphold real marriage. It doesn’t matter that the polls or research on the subject of so-called “homosexual marriage” are deliberately skewed or even based on faked data, as in the recent case of a study retracted from the academic journal Science. 
It also doesn’t matter that the Founders would have been aghast at today’s decision. And it doesn’t matter that two of the five justices who upended marriage today unapologetically officiated at so-called “homosexual weddings” and refused to show ethical responsibility by recusing themselves from this case altogether. 
That’s because today isn’t about the rule of law, the Constitution, what is morally right or ethical or even what is ultimately real. When it comes down to it, it’s about the revolution — the sexual revolution that has reached its zenith at the hands of five unelected justices. 
Years ago, I heard former U.S. Rep. Bob Dornan speak at a pro-life rally, and I’ve never forgotten what he said (and I paraphrase from memory): “For years, those of us on the side of life have been treating this abortion issue as if it were a debate. ‘Hey, we’re the ones with all the facts on our side!’ we say. ‘Babies are human beings. They’re alive. It’s murder to kill a human being. How can America not see this? Why aren’t we winning?’ And yet we’ve forgotten the most important thing. If this were a debate, we’d have won it years ago, because we do have all the truth, all the facts and all the science on our side. What we need to understand is that while we were trying to debate the pro-abortion activists, they were at war.” 
You’ve seen it, haven’t you? When the Big Gay Bulldozer mows down Brendan Eich, Barronelle Stutzman, the Benham brothers, the Kleins or Craig James, there are no tears shed for these people who have lost their livelihoods and/or reputations. No one worries about the harassment or even death threats that are hurled at these people behind the scenes. It doesn’t matter how they were treated or what their First Amendment rights are. It’s all about the Revolution, man. 
When the Human Rights Campaign puts enormous pressure on businesses to support “full LGBT equality” and ranks them through its “Corporate Equality Index,” with companies actually losing points for having any “anti-LGBT blemishes” on recent records, there’s no debate. You’re either with HRC, or you’re targeted homophobes. Nor did the far-Left Southern Poverty Law Center feel the need to retract its “Hate Map,” which identifies and smears Christian organizations, merely because it inspired a homosexual domestic terrorist to storm the Family Research Council with the intent to commit mass murder. It’s all about the Revolution, man. 
There is no “gay gene.” It doesn’t matter. The CDC states that men who have sex with men account for 59 percent of those who have HIV and comprise 66 percent of those who contract HIV each year. It doesn’t matter. The Bible is clear that homosexuality is sinful. It doesn’t matter, homophobe. The Revolution is the thing! 
Saul Alinsky’s eighth Rule for Radicals was: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” As he put it, “Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.” This is what Big Gay has done and done effectively. Its activists have applied intense, constant pressure on every side, through every medium, to achieve their goals, and nobody has been immune to that pressure – especially not judges or politicians. And we must note that among secularists, enormous and constant social pressure — aided and abetted by means of high-pressure propaganda and duplicitous Newspeak – can be very hard to resist if you have no true north in the inerrant Word of God. In fact, I believe in the coming days, it very well may be that only those who are grounded in the Word of God will maintain the true north on marriage and sexuality. 
Big Gay knows this. Christians and their Bibles are a problem. This is why one of the next big pushes will be to try to get Christians to accept a twisted and false view of Scripture that upends texts like Matthew 19, Romans 1, Genesis 19 and 1 Corinthians 6. 
Expect homosexual activists like Matthew Vines and other self-identified “gay Christians” like him to try to come in and influence your church or denomination, people who will twist the Scriptures to try to deceive you. There will be pressure on you to “show the love of Jesus” and “stop hate-filled discrimination,” but it’s just Alinsky Rule 8. Do not let them deceive you. God speaks clearly in His Word on the homosexuality and marriage issues, and we must stay the course. Christian, you can read your Bible for yourself. You already know what it says. And if you don’t, you’d better get on that. Because if you are a Christian, you are required to be on the alert against the one who would whisper in your ear, “Did God really say …?” 
Yes, this is war. But then, we sometimes forget that the Christian is always at war. Yet our war is not against Big Gay or the Supreme Court or the media. Our true enemy, as we know, isn’t even human. Our weapons are not physical or carnal. Ultimately, this war we’re in is spiritual. As 2 Corinthians 10:4 puts it: “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” And what are these weapons? The breastplate of righteousness. The shield of faith, with which we can “extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” The helmet of salvation. And the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. (Ephesians 6:10-18) 
In the evil day, we are to put on this whole armor of God and be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Why? So we can take our “stand against the devil’s schemes.” It’s true that today’s Supreme Court decision is a travesty, a total violation of moral and natural law, the highest peak thus far in the current revolution. And so it’s imperative that we continue to make the case, on the civil and political and moral levels, for true marriage and for our First Amendment freedoms. Like we’ve been doing for four decades against Roe v. Wade, we must do whatever we can, on the human level, to reverse this ruling. But the bigger picture is the spiritual war and the duty we now have to stand. “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” (Eph. 6:13
There are all kinds of repercussions coming down the pike after today’s decision. Expect polygamy to become legal at some point; there’s no keeping it at bay anymore. But it’s also very likely that life will become much more difficult for Christians, too. Our tax exemptions may be going away. Our schools, universities, Bible colleges and seminaries will feel the pressure. Our churches will come under fire. Some of us could lose our businesses. There will be hatred and insults, and we will feel temptations all around us to give in, to compromise, to give up and to downplay the Word of God. But we must not do that. We cannot do that, any more than the apostles could give in and compromise the gospel to get along with Rome. 
We know we must stand because there is another Judge, a higher Judge who is also the Lawgiver and the one who kept the Law perfectly on our behalf as Savior. The Lord Jesus Christ is no fallen ideologue who should have recused Himself before rendering a lawless judgment. No, His moral law is holy, perfect, right and eternal, and His judgments are always perfect. And on that final day, He will judge the world in righteousness: You, me, your neighbor and yes, those Supreme Court justices, too. 
In light of the judgment to come, we must not only stand our ground, but we must proclaim to those around us that that day is coming! They need to hear that God is commanding everyone to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ while there is still time. “For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:31) This is what the apostles preached. This is what Christians throughout history have preached. And this is what we must preach, too. 
The Revolution will not last forever, but the Kingdom of God will. No matter how disheartened we may be today, that is always good news.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ALARMING GENIUS OF THE VATICAN PAPAL SYSTEM: A GLOBALIST, SOCIALIST PERSECUTOR & DESTROYER OF INDIVIDUALISM, CAPITALISM, CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS & GOD GIVEN NATURAL RIGHTS & FREEDOMS

RICHARD BENNETT

BEHOLD THE ALARMING GENIUS 

OF THE VATICAN PAPAL SYSTEM

by RICHARD BENNETT, EX CATHOLIC PRIEST
SEE: http://www.bereanbeacon.org/articles/on-catholicism/the-alarming-genius-of-the-vatican-papal-system.htmlrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

In face of the alleged catastrophic effects of global warming, the Vatican called the nations of the world to an ethical and economic revolution. It insists that the destruction of the world’s ecosystem calls for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert an unprecedented destruction of the planet before the end of the century. This is just a recent example of the continual onslaught of orders that the Vatican gives the people of the world. Vatican intrusion in the affairs of nations of the world has become such a fact of life that it is seldom mentioned. The time has come, however, that an exposure of the Vatican system is essential.
Truly, the world is thoroughly enamored with Pope Francis. Whether on television, radio, Internet news sites, or YouTube videos, Pope Francis is presented as the likeable hero of the day. What most people do not adequately assess is the platform from which Francis speaks. Without the papal stage, Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina would be unknown to most people in the world. The papal system stands unrivalled as a monolithic, institutional, religious system throughout the world, yet it appears friendly and inviting. The Papacy has immense wealth, worldwide dominion, and dictates its faith to millions.1 As the largest organization on earth, it shows superb skill in its many endeavors. The papal system is an elitist bureaucratic machine. It is so powerful that even the Pope himself must conform to its rule or face the consequences. An example of this is the murder of Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani) in September 1978, only thirty-three days after his election.2 At that time the Catholic news service Zenit, reported that Cardinal Ratzinger said, “his death was totally unexpected. John Paul I seemed to enjoy good health.” Ratzinger would also have known of the abnormal deaths of other popes. For example, the many the murders of popes include Stephen VII (896–897) strangled; Stephen IX (939–942) mutilated; John XII (955–964) murdered; Benedict VI (973–974) strangled; John XIV (983–984) starved to death; Gregory V (996–999) poisoned; Clement II (1046–1047) poisoned; Damasus II (1048) murdered and Pope Pius XI (1939) alleged assassination. Later, in 2013, Ratzinger, then Pope Benedict XVI, appeared to have been forced to resign.
An Overview of the History of the Papal System
In the fourth and fifth centuries, when the great persecutions against Christians were over and Constantine had made Christianity the religion of the imperial empire, the Gospel was watered down to accommodate pagan practices and Gnostic speculations.The true worship of God and the inner conviction of the Holy Spirit was gradually replaced by a spirit of worldliness. Pagan cultic practices were assimilated into what was called the Church, which was becoming merely an externalized ritualistic form of Christianity alien to Scripture and devoid of authentic spiritual life and experience. The history of the Vaudois, the Paulician churches, and later the Waldenses shows that what was called “Church” was more and more separating itself from true biblical faith. As such, it was becoming a vicious persecutor of any who stood for the truth revealed in the New Testament.3 From the beginning of New Testament times, the Gospel had produced an internal unity among the believers; however, the substitution of ritualism for the Gospel produced merely an external, visible unity for an institutionalized system. The fallacious clergy-laity division spawned an emergent priestly-episcopal authoritarian order of parochial dominion. This further devolved into an established hierarchy of ruling clergy lording it over the flock of God. By the end of the fifth century, these so-called “priests” presumed to mediate between God and man. These men had replaced the early pastors of the Gospel who had simply taught the Scripture. The Church no longer was the fellowship of believers in Christ Jesus united by the Gospel; rather, for the most part, it was rapidly becoming a system dominated by a hierarchy of bishops and elders.4
The rise to power of this developing religious system was made possible by several major factors in the imperial Roman empire. In 330 A.D, the Emperor Constantine removed the seat of the Imperial Roman Empire from Rome to Constantinople. The power vacuum left by this move opened a foothold whereby the developing religious system could be positioned to attain a greater grasp on civil power. Second, the barbarian invasions of the Western Roman Empire created overwhelming chaos, particularly within Rome itself. Not letting these crises go to waste, enterprising religious men used them to build step by step the emerging structure of what would become the papal system of the Holy Roman Empire.
Further, through religious assimilation of the barbarians, the bishop of Rome increasingly cemented his place as a primary unifying force that held a corrupt and shattered society together. Thus from the decaying, confused ruin of the western Imperial Empire, the Vatican system emerged triumphant and began to appropriate to itself the prerogatives of the Caesars.
In addition, it asserted itself as possessing political authority above all rulers, prime ministers, and kings of the world and, as the main spiritual authority, subject to none of them. This was one of the primary battles throughout the centuries of the Holy Roman Empire. Although the Reformation of the sixteenth century eventually divested the Vatican of its status in the civil arena, to this day the Vatican has never given up its desire to rule the world, both spiritually and temporally.
 Sacramentalism Commences
Beginning in the fifth century, continuing through several successive centuries, as new tribes of barbarians desired to become Christian, the papal system received these new peoples as they were. Because the true gospel of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone had been abandoned by the ever more worldly religious system, there was no call to repent and believe. The papal system simply baptized the people from these barbaric tribes into what was called the Church and their names were inscribed in its registers. This is in total contrast to the Scripture, in which there is an absolute connection between the Spirit and the Word of God — not between physical water and grace. Coming to new birth, as seen in the New Testament, is by the Holy Spirit through the instrument of God’s Word. Thus, the Apostle Peter proclaimsbeing born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”5 Nonetheless, the papal teaching of alleged rebirth by water baptism, which started in those early centuries, still continues in the system to the present day. The current papal Code of Canon Law Canon 849 states,
“Baptism, the gate to the sacraments, necessary for salvation by actual reception or at least by desire, is validly conferred only by a washing of true water with the proper form of words. Through [water] baptism men and women are freed from sin, are reborn as children of God, and, configured to Christ by an indelible character, are incorporated in the [Roman Catholic] Church.”
Thus at least by the fifth century, men called priests presumed to mediate between God and men.
 However, in Scripture, before the All Holy God, an individual is saved by God’s grace alone. Scripture is crystal clear in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:7 states that it is in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus that God shows the exceeding riches of His grace, “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” That He alone saves is the whole meaning of divine grace.
Attempting to imitate saving grace from the late fifth century, the papal system began to claim that its sacraments were necessary for salvation. It took many centuries for this sacramental system to be fully developed into seven sacraments; as we see today, its official teaching states the following, “The Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation.6 This is the guiding policy of the papal system. Thus, on Sunday, May 3, 2015, Pope Francis strictly obeyed the Vatican’s guiding policy regarding the sacraments. He said,
“Jesus is the vine, and through Him ... we are the branches, and through this parable, Jesus wants us [sic] to make us understand the importance of remaining united to him. Grafted by Baptism in Christ, we have freely received from Him the gift of new life; and we are able to remain in vital communion with Christ. We must remain faithful to [our] Baptism, and grow in friendship with the Lord through prayer, listening and docility to His Word, reading the Gospelparticipation in the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation ... .7
The Establishment of the System with the Pope as Actual Head
Emperor Justinian I (527-565) was the one, more than anyone else, to establish the supremacy of the bishop of Rome as head of the system. He did it in a formal and legal manner by bringing purely ecclesiastical edicts and regulations under the control of civil law. The historian Le Roy Edwin Froom summarized what took place,
“Justinian’s third great achievement was the regulation of ecclesiastical and theological matters, crowned by the imperial Decretal Letter seating the bishop of Rome in the church as the ‘Head of all the holy churches,’ thus laying the legal foundation for papal ecclesiastical supremacy.”8
Emperor Justinian’s decree did not create the office of the Pope, but rather it set the legal foundation for advancement in ruling power by the bishop of Rome. The Emperor wished to allay the demise of the empire, thus ecclesiastical unity was imposed. Consequently, the bishop of Rome became the head of the Imperial Empire’s church. Subsequently, the title of “Pope” began to fit the one who sat as “bishop of Rome,” who now was free to use the civil sword of coercion given him by Justinian’s decree. Formerly, ecclesiastical unity came by the moral persuasion of the Gospel and the Scripture to save individuals who then would be salt and light to their civil societies. Thus, it was in the eighth century that civil power came within the grasp of the Papacy. As the power of the “system” grew, so did the immorality of the lives of both those who led the system and the men and women who were under its control.
Immorality Followed by Ecclesiastical Murder and Torture
The year 1073 was a turning point from the centuries of gross immorality. Rigorous discipline now became the norm of the Papacy. In addition to the lusts of the flesh, papal minds continued with their lusts for total dominion, both ecclesiastical and civil. By this time, the line of Charlemagne had grown too weak to keep papal ambitions in check, and Pope Gregory VII (also known as Hildebrand) was ambitious beyond all who had preceded him. He was convinced that the reign of the Pope was in fact the reign of God on earth and determined to subject all authority and power, both spiritual and temporal, to the “chair of Peter.” It was Gregory VII who envisioned what was to become the vast structure of the papal system. His goal was to be the supreme ruler and judge of all leaders, both Church and State. What Gregory so astutely grasped was the notion that to be dominant over the temporal realm, the papacy needed to claim to be God. This notion powered by his crushing ambition and coupled with the enormous wealth that the Roman Catholic Church by then possessed, made its implementation possible.
These shrewd enactments began to bear fruit even during Gregory’s own rule (1073-1085). Popes Innocent III (1198-1216) and Boniface VIII (1294-1303) put the final touches to the papal system’s spiritual and temporal power. Pope Innocent III proclaimed a crusade against the Albigenses9 and offered to all who would engage in it the pardon of all sins to get to heaven without passing through purgatory. It was a war perpetrated with unimaginable cruelty. Whole villages and towns were indiscriminately butchered; thousands were burned at the stake, while others were subjected to the most hideous torture. The history of these horrendous deeds of cruelty and murder are established by numerous accounts. Pope Boniface VIII “was stubborn, ambitious, intelligent, vain, and unscrupulous. He believed deeply that the Pope was literally the Vicar of Christ on Earth and that he held extraordinary powers. Anyone who opposed him opposed God and therefore must certainly be wicked.”10 He is well-known for a statement in his papal bull Unam Sanctam, “We declare, say, define, and proclaim to every human creature that they by necessity for salvation are entirely subject to the Roman Pontiff.”11 Seventy-five popes, one after another, from Pope Innocent III to Pope Pius VII, approved of torture, murder, and burning at the stake, and the confiscation of the property of believers in the horrific six centuries of the Inquisition.12 The Papacy inflicted excruciating torture and cruel death on true believers.
The Glorious Reformation and the Malevolent Counter Reformation
The Reformation in the sixteenth century greatly restored the biblical faith that had been proclaimed by the Apostles. Not only was biblical faith restored, but right across Europe the papal system was devastated. The men of the Reformation were such as Luther at Wittenberg; Erasmus, and Colet at Oxford; Bilney, Latimer, and Cartwright at Cambridge; and Lefevre and Farel at Paris. These leaders of the Reformation were highly trained men of that generation. In some instances, as in the case of Beza and Tyndale, they ranked high as men of letters. The Reformation was a glorious spiritual awakening. The primary response of the Roman Catholic system to the biblical faith of the Reformers was the Counter-Reformation. It was advanced principally through the political and educational influence of the Jesuit Order. The Jesuits, in an uncompromising and militant manner, led a movement to restore the Roman Catholic system to the position it had had before the Reformation. The Jesuits’ intention, then and now, is to indoctrinate populations. Populations that are not grounded in the Bible are notoriously superstitious and servile to all the motions of sentimental religion and mysticism. Because they do not have any sure knowledge of God through Jesus Christ and His written Word, Jesuit mysticism has a great appeal for them. To such people adrift in spiritual darkness, the Roman Catholic system offers both the spiritual authority of the Pope, his visible rituals, and effective psychological conditioning.
By the mid-seventeenth century, the Jesuit Order had thousands of members across Europe. Their mission, then and now, has been to undermine confidence in the Bible as the Word of God and to extirpate the effects of the Reformation. Over the next few centuries, they became the Papacy’s most powerful force to subvert Western culture from Christian-Biblical principles and liberties. The Jesuits have had a strong political influence with Catholic monarchies across Europe. They have led the main Counter-Reformation efforts for four centuries by upholding papal authority, restoring the sacramental system, and promulgating a compelling version of Roman mysticism and superstitions to many nations that had been touched by the biblical principles of the Reformation. Much of what papal Rome has achieved since the Reformation, and in modern times, has been due to the planning, strategy, and fanatical dedication of the Jesuits. On June 1, 2015, the papal system using its Jesuit Pope Francis, equated the Lord Jesus Christ to Mohammed. In doing this it has attempted to negate and repudiate the absolute uniqueness the Lord Himself and the Christian faith. The exact words were “Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world.”13 Such repudiation by the papal system of the uniqueness the Lord Jesus Christ is the height of apostasy.
The Papal system promotes it own social cultural system
The concept of “the common good” is an integral part of the Catholic social doctrine. They define “the common good” as follows,
“The common good does not consist in the simple sum of the particular goods of each subject of a social entity. Belonging to everyone and to each person, it is and remains ‘common,’ because it is indivisible and because only together is it possible to attain it, increase it and safeguard its effectiveness…The common good, in fact, can be understood as the social and community dimension of the moral good.”14
Implicit in this statement is the idea that all property, wealth, and goods are never fully privately owned. Elsewhere, it is officially stated that private property and all goods are always subject to regulation so that “the common good” will the foremost beneficiary.15 Further, the Catechismof the Catholic Churchdeclares,
“It is the role of the state to defend and promote the common good of civil society. The common good of the whole human family calls for an organization of society on the international level.”16
By aligning itself with current socialist trends, the system hopes to gain an increasing position of relevance in secular political, economic, and social circles. Catholic social doctrine aims at a Marxist-type collectivismin which each person has an equal portion of “the common good” based on his so-called claimed human dignity and rights. Such a concept teaches people to depend on civil government rather than taking responsibility for their own lives and choices, as the Bible requires. Nowhere does the Bible call on believers to depend on government for their livelihood, but rather they are to look to God who will provide for His own.17 If, however, the Bible can be made to be irrelevant18 and the Gospel perverted, then the Catholic Church will once again have an opportunity to become the international moral authority that it now claims to be in primarily Catholic nations.
In Conclusion, the Lesson to be learned
The papal system arose under the Imperial Roman Empire and survived the Empire’s demise. In 537 A.D., Justinian gave the legal base for it to acquire civil power, which it did throughout the course of the next ten centuries. Its temporal power was arrested by the recovery of the Bible and the Gospel during the Reformation of the sixteenth century. It was held at bay by the Puritans of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Nevertheless, it survived the demise of the Holy Roman Empire to become a “sovereign nation” in the 20th century and now set to continue as a major power player in the present century. Currently, Pope Francis is the visible head of the Roman church; but the papal systemis still the power behind the throne. The papal system is nothing less than the satanic counterfeit of the true Christian Church; indeed, it is the mystery of iniquity.19 The outcome over the centuries has been the system’s “deceivableness of unrighteousness.” Such apostasy is marked by hypocrisy and deceit. The apostate papal system, while outwardly striving to appear righteous and holy, is aimed at deceiving even the very elect, were that possible.
The true Church is one of the great mysteries revealed by God, which had its full manifestation in the New Testament as the body of the Lord Jesus Christ.20Thus, Scripture proclaims,God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.21 Thus it is that true Christianity is focused on the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ and not on a political and an ecclesiastical system.
As we behold the power, wisdom, and goodness of the heavenly Father, we also behold the power, wisdom, and goodness of the Lord Jesus Christ; for as the Mediator, He has the nature and perfections of God in Himself. The Lord Jesus Christ alone reconciles us to God by the full, legal satisfaction for our sin made by His substitutionary death on the cross. There is absolutely no church system that can redeem a soul by ritualized, sacramental actions, or by any other means. Nor can we justify ourselves before God by religious works, which are always stained by imperfect performance and tainted by self-focused motives. A soul will have no peace with God while striving to save itself by any means that God does not accept. It is only the Lord Jesus Christ’s atoning work of shedding His blood on our behalf that meets the demands of an All Holy God and His perfect law. It is by simply trusting upon Christ as the Lamb of God that we are saved. By believing on Him, we are delivered from the universal penalty of the second death and have assurance before God that we are accepted in Him.22 There is no other way of salvation that God the Holy Spirit testifies as being validated by Him to the consciences of men.23Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Thus, His Word expresses it, Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.”24 Ultimately it is the glorious person of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is revealed and gives life and salvation. In total contrast the papal system that promises life and salvation, factually delivers servitude rituals and immorality, and finally death and damnation.
Were it not for the recovery of the absolute authority of the Bible alone, and the Gospel of grace in salvation during the Reformation of the sixteenth century, the papal system might still be undetected. In spite of the papal system being so rampantly displayed in the world today, the Holy Spirit still convicts individual men of their sin before Holy God, and sends them repentance unto life in Christ Jesus, “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.25 The frightening words of the Lord in Matthew 7:21 ought to ring in the ears of those who have spent their whole lives believing in the papal religious system, not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” No person by merely acknowledging Christ’s authority, believing in His divinity, professing faith in His perfection and in the infinite merit of His atonement, shall have any part with God in His glory, but only he who for salvation solely believes on Jesus Christ. The Lord put the command to believe in a nutshell when He said, “this is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.26Likewise, the Apostle Paul and Silas declared, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”27 The Gospel of Jesus Christ stands; so also does His call on your life. Do you personally know Christ Jesus? The water of life is offered to you in the abundance of grace, which far surpasses the evils of sin. Thus, the Lord’s call in Scripture says, the Spirit and the bride say, come. And let him that heareth say, come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”28
Once you, a convicted sinner, believe on Christ Jesus alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, as your only surety and refuge before the All Holy God, you find yourself not only freed from your sins, but made to reign in life, “For if by one mans offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.”29 Those who receive the abundant grace given by Christ are not only redeemed from the dominion of death, they live and reign with Christ as they are sanctified daily through His Word by the Holy Spirit, and by constant fellowship with Him. With Him, they shall reign forever and glorify Him for all eternity. Believe on Him alone and you will be secure in Him, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”30 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”31

Richard Bennett of “Berean Beacon”
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1 The papal system rules more than one billion Roman Catholics worldwide.
2 Vid David Yallop, In God’s Name: An Investigation Into the Murder of Pope John Paul I (Bantam Books, 1984)
3I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.Revelation 17:6
4 Vid Wylie, The History of Protestantism, Vol. I, Book I, pp. 3-14. See also D’Aubigne, Book I, pp.1-34. Historian William Gilly shows that in the early fifth century, Vigilantius, a native of Acquitain, stood firmly against the developing clerical system.
6 Catechism Para 1129 (Italics in original)
7 www.missionsandiego.org/pope-francis-bear-the-fruits-of-membership-in-christ-and-the-church-regina-caeli-messsage-may-3-2015/ (Bolding of the names of the sacraments is not in the original.)
8 The Prophetic Faith of our Fathers, by Le Roy Edwin Froom Vol. I, p. 507.
9 The Albigenses were a group of Christians, influential for their godly lives, who were condemned by the system of Rome. George Stanley Faber, writing in 1838, provides an example of the papal work, “‘According to the plan adopted by the Inquisitors of Languedoc, it was morally impossible for any of the accused Albigenses to escape [the charge of Manichèism].
11 Henry Denzinger, The Sources of Catholic Dogma, Revised by Karl Rahner, B. Herder Book Co., 1957), #469.
12 See the Video The Inquisition at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx8PdvOELvY
13 http://nationalreport.net/pope-francis-followers-koran-holy-bible/ 6/5/2015
14 Compendium, Sect. 164
15 Compendium, Sect. 177, 178
16 Catechism, Para. 1927
17 Matthew 6:31-32 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? ... for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.” Hebrews 13:5-7 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have for he hath said, Iwill never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
18 This agenda has been taught ubiquitously in Western colleges and universities at least since the 1960’s.
19 II Thessalonians 2:7 b. This particular lawlessness arose gradually within the Papal System as the Imperial Roman Empire gave way to what became the Holy Roman Empire.
20 The term mystery means that something that is now revealed has been hidden from ages past. One of the great mysteries that God reveals in the New Testament is the mystery of the church. This is a new thing; the church made up of Jew and Gentile, one in Jesus Christ.
31 II Corinthians 5:17
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Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals
A Vatican City priest baptized Nazi who were hiding in seminaries and then they were able to secure International Red Cross passports to allow them to flee to Argentina.
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Most people have some knowledge of the holocaust. The 6 years of torture and atrocities that the Jews suffered under Hitler and the Nazis during the Second World War. While in no way downplaying the terrible events of the holocaust, such a massacre does not compare to the severity to the torture and murder that took place under Papal authority during the 605 years of the Inquisition. From the beginning of the Papacy, until the present time, it is estimated by credible historians that more than 50,000,000, men and women have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy charged against them by Papal Rome. This Video contains actual photographs of some of the instruments of torture that were used. Since we consider this Video on the Inquisition one of the more important message that we have given, please make it known to others, and if possible post the link on your own website. 

How the Vatican used baptizing of Nazis to qualify for the necessary paper work from the International Red Cross to allow them to escape to Argentina. 
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Quotes from Vicars of Christ: The Dark Side of the Papacy
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"Impeccable Catholic sources, papal documents, letters of reforming saints, all paint the same depressing picture. Monasteries full of women; every friar had his 'Martha', every nun her lover. Bishops, in every sense the fathers of their people, kept harems." 

"Young men who spent their youth in rape and adultery were rising in the ranks of the clergy. They were spending their nights with four or five women, then getting up in the morning — in what state, he leaves to the imagination — to celebrate mass." 

" ... many monasteries were the haunts of homosexuals, many converts were brothels." 

"As to the sex-starved secular clergy, they were so often accused of incest that they were at length forbidden even to have mothers, aunts or sisters living in their house." 

"Promiscuity was rife in monasteries and convents. The great Ivo of Chartres (1040-1115) tells of whole convents with inmates who were nuns only in name. They had often been abandoned by their families and were really prostitutes." 

"There also crept in the infamous cullagium, a charge for keeping concubines... bishops and archdeacons themselves benefited from this sex-tax; in Rome, it was the pope." 

"In the year 1414, King Henry V asked the University of Oxford to prepare articles for the reform of the church. Article 39 began: 'Because the carnal and sinful life of priests today scandalizes the entire church and their public fornication goes completely unpunished ...' " 

"St Alban's Abbey, for instance, was nothing but a den of prostitutes serving the local monks. Nuns were regularly raped therein and the entire place, in a phrase worth of Shakespeare, was 'a riot of seed and blood'..." 

"The overall report (in England) said that 144 religious houses were equal in viciousness to Sodom; countless convents, served by 'lewd confessors', were full of children; clergy — abbots, monks and friars — were carrying on not merely with whores but with married women..." 

"After six centuries of strenuous efforts to impose celibacy, the clergy were a menace to the wives and young women of parishes to which they were sent." 

"Across the border lived Henry, Bishop of Liege. The man was a legend beyond his lifetime. Henry was finally deposed by Gregory X at the Council of Lyons in 1274 'for deflowering virgins and other mighty deeds'... He ended murdered by a Flemish knight who was outraged at what the bishop had done to his daughter." 

"During Borgia's reign, the Florentine friar Savonarola said the nuns were worse than harlots. As to the clergy, 'one priest spends the night with his concubine, another with a little boy, and in the morning they proceed to the altar to celebrate Mass. What do you think of that? What do you make of such a Mass?' "

"The evil was too deeply rooted; the last opportunities for reform long lost... A proverb passes from mouth to mouth: 'The profession of the priest is the surest road to hell.' "

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Vatican Report Says the Inquisition 

Wasn’t so Bad After All

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Professor Agostino Borromeo [pictured at left], historian of Catholicism at the Sapienza University in Rome, says the Inquisition wasn’t as bad as it has been made out to be. He is the editor of a 783-page report issued by the Vatican which claims, for example, that only 1% of the 125,000 people tried by church courts as suspected heretics in Spain were executed (“Historians say Inquisition wasn’t that bad,” The Guardian, London, June 16, 2004). 
Catholic Cardinal Georges Cottier agrees with the report’s findings and says Rome shouldn’t “ask for pardon for deeds which aren’t there.” 

In fact, it has been estimated by careful and reputable historians that 50 million people were slaughtered for the crime of “heresy” by Roman persecutors between the AD 606 and the middle of the 19th century. This is the number cited by historian John Dowling, who published the classic “History of Romanism” in 1847 (book VIII, chapter 1, footnote 1). 

It is not sufficient to speak of those who died directly at the hands of Roman Catholic inquisitors (including languishing in prisons), even though this was a massive number, because that was only one aspect of Rome’s brutality toward those who refused to submit to its authority. Multitudes of non-Catholics were murdered in crusades instigated by the popes and by various other means. Here we are not speaking of Rome’s crusades in the Middle East but of her crusades against the Albigenses, Waldenses, and other Bible-believers in Europe.

Consider just one group of “heretics” that Rome treated with its Inquisition. From AD 1160-1560, the Waldensians that dwelt in the Italian Alps were visited with 36 different fierce persecutions that spared neither age nor sex (Thomas Armitage, 
A History of the Baptists, “Post-Apostolic Times -- The Waldensians,” 1890). This does not include the persecutions against Waldenses who lived in southern Italy, France, Germany, England, and other parts of Europe.
The persecutions in northern Italy continued through much of the 17th century. Samuel Morland was sent by Oliver Cromwell as England’s ambassador to the Waldenses in the 1600s, and he did everything he could to assist these religiously brutalized people. Morland wrote of his experiences in The History of the Evangelical Churches of the Valleys of Piedmont (1658). It was subtitled “containing a most exact geographical description of the place, and a faithful account of the doctrine, life, and persecutions of the ancient inhabitants, together with a most naked and punctual relation of the late bloody massacre, 1655, and a narrative of all the following transactions, to the year of our Lord, 1658.” 

In 2003, I visited the Waldensian Museum in northern Italy and walked in some of the villages where this terrible persecution took place. 

Morland’s well-researched account, largely drawn from eyewitnesses and primary documents, was republished in 1982 by Church History Research & Archives. 

The Waldensians were almost completely destroyed as a people and most of their ancient literary record was erased from the face of the earth. Morland collected the extant documents that existed in his day, including a copy of their New Testament in the Romaunt language (also called Provencal or Occitan) which predated French. In 2006, I examined this New Testament at Trinity College Dublin. (For a discussion of this New Testament and my examination of it, see 
In the Footsteps of Bible Translators, which is available in print and free eBook editions from www.wayoflife.org.)

This terrible persecution was repeated for hundreds of years all over Europe and England and eventually in South America, Mexico, the Philippines, and wherever Rome ruled. We have documented this extensively in the book 
Rome and the Bible. 

The editors of the Vatican report claim that many of the Inquisition tortures and murders were not committed by the Catholic Church but by “non-church tribunals,” yet this is irrelevant in light of the fact that Rome directly influenced most tribunals. The “secular” authorities were under the duress of the “spiritual” authority, which was Rome! 

One of the tricks that Rome used in those days was to condemn a “heretic” and then turn him or her over to the “secular” authorities to carry out the death sentence. Thus Rome herself did not actually kill them, and yet when the cruel smokescreen is removed it is evident that she most certainly killed them. 

Hundreds of eyewitness reports were written and collected to document Rome’s brutal Inquisition, and this body of testimony cannot be swept under the rug by the children of the Inquisitors and by their spiritually-blind “evangelical” compatriots. 

We live in a world filled with lies, but they will be washed away at the coming of Jesus Christ and the world will be filled with light rather than gross darkness. Before that, the old religious whore that sits on seven hills and is drunken with the blood of the saints will be destroyed (Rev. 17).