Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bible Study by Topic
The Day Jesus Died
Topics Covered
True meaning and symbolism of Easter, Introduction to the New Testament Passover, The last Passover (last supper) Jesus kept, Observing the Christian Passover, The Sacrifice of Jesus, The Days of Unleavened Bread, Unleavened Recipes plus Visitor questions.

Topics Covered
Types and traits of angels, Human contact with angels, Jesus' contact with angels, Judgment of angels, Satan, Deceptions promoted by fallen angels.

Health and Dress
Topics Covered
Addictions, Alcohol, Bible diet, Dress, Drugs, Medical, Mental Health, Tattoos and Jewelry.

Apostle Paul
Topics Covered
Timelines of Paul's life and ministry, Pictures related to Paul's preaching of gospel, Maps on Paul's missionary journeys, Answers to visitor questions about Apostle Paul.

Marriage and the Family
Topics Covered
Dating, Marriage, Children, Teaching Children, Children and Salvation, Divorce.

Book of Proverbs
Topics Covered

Adultery, Alcohol, Anger, Blessings and Curses, Child-rearing, Happiness, Health, Hope, Prosperity, Seduction, The Virtuous Woman and more!

Bible Overview
Topics Covered
Bible Errors, Biblical weights and measures, Chronology of old and new testaments, Location of Biblical events, Lost books of the Bible, People in the Bible, Translation of the Bible, Validity and inspiration of Bible.

Topics Covered
Prophecy basics, Prophecy timelines, Old Testament prophets, Prophecies concerning Jesus, the End Time, the Great Tribulation, Second Coming of Christ.

Bible Sabbath
Topics Covered
Catholic and Protestant views about Bible Sabbath, Saturday versus Sunday Sabbath, Sabbath history, Enjoying the Bible Sabbath, Answers to visitor questions.

Topics Covered
Abortion, Adultery, Birth control, Homosexuality, Incest, Masturbation, Pre-marital sex, Sex in marriage, Sexual practices, Sexual sins.

Pro-abortion president usurper

Under professing pro-life presidents, the abortion industry continued to grind away.

Now under the African Obama regime, it will only get worse as his bloody track record warns.

It used to be a country’s worst enemies who ripped up their pregnant women—now we’ve turned on ourselves. Don't abort our future: Think twice, choose life, let love grow.

Hitler Will Judge Us!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Spiritual adultery is deadly!

Are you guilty of spiritual adultery?

Some professing Christians need to stop trying to be more righteous than God and the early Church of God (1 John 2:4; Titus 1:16). No matter what excuse they throw up for the PAGAN festival of Saturnalia/"mass of Christ", or PAGAN Easter, they remain PAGAN festivals in God's sight (and in the eyes of those who love God's Word more than idolatrous ideas and tinsel traditions) - not Christian holidays!

God hates it when folks mix some biblical truth with pagan error. It's SPIRITUAL ADULTERY. They adulterate, they pollute, they dilute the truth by mixing it with condemned paganism. Spiritually, they're whoring around with false gods and flirting with foreign religions.

Why not keep it simple and love and obey God and do as He says, rather than fall for pagan Rome? FORSAKE BABYLON or suffer the consequences! Time is running out.

Deuteronomy 12
30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you [for their wrong religious practices and behavior], and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.' 31 You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods...
32 Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.

Jeremiah 10
2 Thus says the LORD: Do not learn the way of the Gentiles...

Jude 1:3
I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints [in Jerusalem, not Rome].

Jeremiah 6:16
"Thus saith Yahweh, stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk there in, and ye shall find rest to your souls. But they said, we will not walk therein."

1 Corinthians 10:19-21
19 What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? 20 Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18
14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

“ I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”

17 Therefore
"Come out from among them
And be separate, say the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you."
18 "I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty."

Christian Reprobates?

Plea to Diehard Catholics & Protestants to Repent

A Nation of Drunks and Whores

Why I No Longer Celebrate Christmas

Will God Curse Our Countries for Christmas?

Death to the American, British and Jewish Peoples?

British-Israelites and Jews in Grave Danger

EU to Conquer Anglo-Saxons and Jews

The Plain Truth About Easter

Christmas is About Giving -- Says Who?

C.H. Spurgeon on Christmas and Roman Catholicism

Do You Prefer TRADITION Over Truth?

Is the Plain Truth Too Strong?

Israel and Judah Must Get House in Order Before King Messiah Arrives

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Name

Re: Rabbi Kaduri Reveals Name of the Messiah

No, Kaduri didn't "reveal" the Name. However, our Great Creator God has revealed it through the New Testament for 2000 years and continues to do so for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, who are no longer blinded by their traditional veil (whether traditional Jewish or traditional "Christian").

Yeshua is the Suffering Servant

Israel and Judah Must Get House in Order Before King Messiah Arrives

The Great Mideast Commission: Reaching the Cities of Judah

A President attacks the Beast

A President attacks the Beast

By Wyatt Ciesielka Thursday, February 26, 2009

When Czech President Vaclav Klaus addressed the E.U. parliament, he blasted the European Union for alienating voters and oppressing member states. Standing before a shocked parliament, Mr. Klaus then escalated his attack. He compared the E.U. to the Soviet Union – permitting no freedom. Parliament members threw their hands into the air and exited the chamber in protest (Associated Press, February 19, 2009).

Mr. Klaus’ invective is instructive not only because of his accusations, but also because it was delivered by none other than the President of the nation currently holding the E.U.’s rotating presidency! The Czech President’s strong charges against the very government of which his nation is a part, sound very much like the Bible’s description of the end-time Beast system.

This Work has long understood that there will be a lack of cohesion between the members of this final European superpower. We have also long warned that a resurgent Germany will become the leading power of an eventual 10-nation confederacy. And further, the Bible shows that this end-time Beast power will eventually turn against the U.S., the U.K. and our long-time allies.

Many look at the European Union as simply a modern trading block. But, while Klaus’ accusations may seem overstated, they do illustrate the growing tensions and the “iron and clay” composition of this end-time system (Daniel 2:42).

As the BBCNews recently reported about the fight over economic strategy between the “big three” European nations – France, the U.K, and Germany: "Sarkozy got too big for his boots. He taunted, baited and ridiculed Chancellor Merkel and went off to London to see Gordon Brown, whom the Germans despised as the architect of a disaster from which he was now claiming to save the world. Merkel was not invited" (February 24, 2009).

The current economic crisis could be the precise catalyst needed to both escalate tensions and to drive further European integration. Note that the European Commission is now requesting more powers of the type that Vaclav Klaus railed against – much stronger “European supervisory arrangements covering all financial sectors” (Financial Times, February 24, 2009). This would provide the authority to enforce E.U. monetary rulings at the member-state level.

Your Bible foretells that this European super-state will ideologically drift apart from the modern Israelitish nations. The financial crisis seems to be accelerating this division. As the Financial Times reported in December, Germany strongly opposes English, French and U.S. strategy in dealing with the current financial crisis. Furthermore, European leaders acknowledge a “growing rift with Germany over the issue” (December 8, 2008). As global economic conditions further deteriorate, one only has to look back to the nationalism that followed the Great Depression of the 1930’s that helped launch World War II to see a modern-day precedent including all of the same players.

The Czech President and others will continue to attack the European Union, and it will continue to evolve. It will grow stronger and Germany will increasingly dominate it. And eventually this system of “iron and clay” will enter into conflict with the U.S., Britain and our long-time allies, leading to global war and to the Great Tribulation spoken of in Matthew 24.

However, if we learn to fully walk with God, trusting Him, obeying Him, and letting Christ live in us (Galatians 2:20), then we can receive God’s protection during these times, and we can look forward to hearing our King and High Priest say "Well done, good and faithful servant" when He returns (Matthew 25:21). For additional insight into what your Bible says about the growing European superpower, the coming time of punishment on modern Israelitish nations, and Christ’s imminent return as King of kings, watch the excellent telecast, Where Are the Assyrians Today? And read the detailed booklet The Beast of Revelation: Myth, Metaphor or Soon-Coming Reality?


Europe's Bitter Roots
As prophesied, there were four Gentile superpowers: Babylon, the Medes and Persians, Greco-Macedonian, and Rome (Dan. 2:31-45). These are the roots Europe would do well to research.

It is not in Germany's mind today, or its present peaceful people, to wage war against us, but that will all change overnight, after a head-on collision with the Islamic leader of a confederation of Muslim states, their mahdi, whetting Europe's appetite for more blood and morphing the...

Divorce and Remarriage

PCG Divorce and Remarriage Hypocrisy

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jack Chick

Although I'm sure I have some disagreements with Mr. Jack Chick, as he is a Protestant and Protestants are still part of the Babylonian Mystery religion, a la carte Catholics to me, at least we are in agreement about the documented atrocities and outrageous errors and whitewashed paganism the Roman Catholic Cult have used to misled the masses. We both do what we can to help expose such Roman wolves in sheep's clothing that folks can be set free by the truth.

I trust folks can read Mr. Jack Chick for themselves and come to their own conclusions.

Alberto Rivera
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U.S. Let War Criminal Escape to Save Vatican Face
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See what's hiding behind the ecumenical movement.
Can Catholics and Protestants Walk Together?
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False Teachings
The current catechism (official Catholic teaching) compared to the Bible.

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Babylon, of Revelation 17 & 18, is the Roman Catholic Church. Here's proof!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Jerusalem is coming down to EARTH!

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth" - Matthew 5:5

The New Jerusalem is coming down to EARTH - we don't go to Heaven!

Watch "Pearly Gates" and read these articles and expect to be SURPRISED!

Born Again and Heaven and Hell

Kingdom of God-Beings to Rule Earth from Jerusalem!

Do You Prefer TRADITION Over Truth?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Dead Will Rise

The Dead Will Rise

Did the early church understand about the resurrection of the dead?

Polycarp of Smyrna was a disciple of the Apostle John, the last of the original apostles to die.
Here is some of what Polycarp wrote:

But He who raised Him up from the dead will raise up us also, if we do His will, and walk in His commandments, and love what He loved, keeping ourselves from all unrighteousness, covetousness, love of money, evil speaking, falsewitness; “not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing,” or blow for blow, or cursing for cursing (Polycarp. Letter to the Philippians, Chapter II. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 1as edited by Alexander Roberts & James Donaldson. American Edition, 1885).

Polycarp taught that the body and soul were to be resurrected, hence he taught against the immortality of the soul doctrine:

I bless you for because you have considered me worthy of this day and hour, that I might receive a place among the number of martyrs in the cup of your Christ, to the resurrection to eternal life, both of soul and of body, in the incorruptibility of the Holy Spirit (The Martyrdom of Polycarp, 14:2. In Holmes M.W. The Apostolic Fathers, Greek Texts and English Translations. Baker Books, Grand Rapids (MI), 2004, p.239).

Theophilus of Antioch in the mid-late second century wrote:

But you do not believe that the dead are raised. When the resurrection shall take place, then you will believe, whether you will or no; and your faith shall be reckoned for unbelief, unless you believe now…Moreover, you believe that the images made by men are gods, and do great things; and can you not believe that the God who made you is able also to make you afterwards? (Theophilus of Antioch. To Autolycus, Book 1, Chapter VII. Translated by Marcus Dods, A.M. Excerpted from Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 2. Edited by Alexander Roberts & James Donaldson. American Edition, 1885. Online Edition Copyright © 2004 by K. Knight).

But the moon wanes monthly, and in a manner dies, being a type of man; then it is born again, and is crescent, for a pattern of the future resurrection (Theophilus of Antioch. To Autolycus, Book II, Chapter XV. Translated by Marcus Dods, A.M. Excerpted from Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 2. Edited by Alexander Roberts & James Donaldson. American Edition, 1885. Online Edition Copyright © 2004 by K. Knight).

Notice that Theophilus is teaching that there will be those born again at the resurrection. And that he taught that unbelievers would be raised whether they believed him or not–which is a different resurrection.

Polycrates of Ephesus in the late second century wrote and told the Roman Bishop Victor:
For in Asia also great lights have fallen asleep, which shall rise again on the last day, at the coming of the Lord, when he shall come with glory from heaven and shall seek out all the saints. Among these are Philip, one of the twelve apostles, who sleeps in Hierapolis, and his two aged virgin daughters, and another daughter who lived in the Holy Spirit and now rests at Ephesus; and moreover John, who was both a witness and a teacher, who reclined upon the bosom of the Lord, and being a priest wore the sacerdotal plate. He also sleeps at Ephesus (Eusebius. Church History, Book III, Chapter 31. Translated by Arthur Cushman McGiffert. Excerpted from Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series Two, Volume 1. Edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. American Edition, 1890. Online Edition Copyright © 2004 by K. Knight).

Why need I mention the bishop and martyr Sagaris who fell asleep in Laodicea, or the blessed Papirius, or Melito, the Eunuch who lived altogether in the Holy Spirit, and who lies in Sardis, awaiting the episcopate from heaven, when he shall rise from the dead? (Eusebius. Church History, Book V, Chapter 24).

Hence, second century Christian writers understood that death is like sleep and that there would be actual resurrections.

Do Modern Scholars Know This?
Notice that even in the 21st century, non-COG scholars acknowlege that the early church taught the resurrection and that the Bible supports the idea that death is like sleep:

Malcolm Jeeves, an honorary professor of psychology at the University of St. Andrews, is one of many believing scientists…Jeeves says. “Furthermore, the original Christian view was not the immortality of the soul but the resurrection of the body.” (Tolson J. Is There Room for the Soul? New challenges to our most cherished beliefs about self and the human spirit. US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, October 23, 2006).

The following is from an interview with N.T. Wright, a high-ranking bishop in the Church of England:

Wright: …St. Paul is very clear that Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead already, but that nobody else has yet. Secondly, our physical state. The New Testament says that when Christ does return, the dead will experience a whole new life: not just our soul, but our bodies. And finally, the location. At no point do the resurrection narratives in the four Gospels say, “Jesus has been raised, therefore we are all going to heaven.” It says that Christ is coming here, to join together the heavens and the Earth in an act of new creation.

TIME: Is there anything more in the Bible about the period between death and the resurrection of the dead?

Wright: … Paul writes that …it will be like being asleep. The Wisdom of Solomon, a Jewish text from about the same time as Jesus, says “the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,” and that seems like a poetic way to put the Christian understanding, as well (Van Biema D. Christians Wrong About Heaven, Says Bishop (N.T. Wright). Time, February 7, 2008.,8599,1710844,00.html viewed 02/08/08).

It is nice when prominent theologians sometimes come and speak out in favor of biblical, Living Church of God, doctrines.

But early Christians taught more than that, they taught three resurrections according to other scholars.

The above and more is in the article What Did Early Christians Understand About the Resurrection?

Man Questions Whether We'll Be Angelic Or Divine
Even as we have been fully mortal and human like Adam, we shall be fully divine and holy Spirit like Christ the Second Adam, being born again into the literal Kingdom-Family of God. How Satan is insanely jealous of this fact!

Born Again and Heaven and Hell
Yeshua said that which is born of the flesh is flesh (like we are now in this life), but that which is born of the Spirit IS SPIRIT. He also said you can't even see or enter into that Kingdom of God unless you're born again...

Born Again: The Kingdom of God!
GOD IS REPRODUCING HIMSELF! That's the glorious Good News that Jesus boldly proclaimed! The Gospel of the KINGDOM OF GOD announces the GOD KINGDOM: a Spirit-Born Kingdom of God-Beings! A Royal Family that we can enter (Rev. 3:21). A Divine Family that will administer God's Government throughout the universe and eternity (Isa. 9:7; Dan. 7:18).

Is Eric Holder a coward?

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Is Eric Holder a coward?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pagan Easter Exposed!

Elijah Mocked Baal and Easter!

Our Gentilized Israelite people have always had a problem with paganism involving Easter:

1 Kings 18
17 Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, “Is that you, O troubler of Israel?”
18 And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the [traditional] Baals. 19 Now therefore, send and gather all Israel to me on Mount Carmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of Asherah*, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”

20 So Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word. 22 Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. 23 Therefore let them give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other bull, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it. 24 Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.”
So all the people answered and said, “It is well spoken.”
25 Now Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one bull for yourselves and prepare it first, for you are many; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.”
26 So they took the bull which was given them, and they prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even till noon, saying, “O Baal, hear us!” But there was no voice; no one answered. Then they leaped about the altar which they had made.
27 And so it was, at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is meditating, or he is busy, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is sleeping and must be awakened.” 28 So they cried aloud, and cut themselves, as was their custom, with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out on them. 29 And when midday was past, they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice. But there was no voice; no one answered, no one paid attention.
30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. 31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, “Israel shall be your name.” 32 Then with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD; and he made a trench around the altar large enough to hold two seahs of seed. 33 And he put the wood in order, cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood, and said, “Fill four waterpots with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood.” 34 Then he said, “Do it a second time,” and they did it a second time; and he said, “Do it a third time,” and they did it a third time. 35 So the water ran all around the altar; and he also filled the trench with water.
36 And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. 37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that You are the LORD God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.”
38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!”
40 And Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let one of them escape!” So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kishon and executed them there.
*"Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, as pronounced by the people Nineveh, was evidently identical with that now in common use in this country. That name, as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments, is Ishtar."-The Two Babylons - Easter - Alexander Hislop

Some precious few British and Euro-Israelites have repented of keeping pagan holidays pretending to be Christian (like Christmas and Easter) and have been restored to keeping the biblical festivals that soon the whole world will observe in spirit and in truth.

Hear O Israel: Remember your Roots & Faith cnce delivered!

A Nation of Drunks and Whores

Whenever our behavior gets out of control, GOD LETS US LOSE CONTROL! When we’re held hostage to bad habits, and refuse to let them go, WE GO INTO CAPTIVITY! A national lack of discipline results in God sending CORRECTIVE PUNISHMENT! Then we wake up and get with it, and beg God to save us. The whole purpose is to bring us to our knees and senses. That’s the main reason behind God letting us fall to Europe: to rise again in Christ...

We’ve been living a lie and have loved to indulge in deception. “Don’t confuse me with the facts” has been our shameful attitude, and truth has been treated like some social outcast. Therefore, God threatens to use Europe to wake us up...

Since we’re A NATION LIVING IN SIN—Jacob disowns us, Abraham doesn’t recognize us, and Isaac mourns our mixed marriages (Isa. 63:16). Israel’s birthmark was obedience to God (Gen. 18:19)...

There are spiritual factors behind our economic crisis! It’s in our best national interest to obey God and invest some time in personal Bible study.

But instead of developing our relationship with God and staying sober and celibate, we’ve whored around and given birth to pagans (Hos. 5:7). That’s why God can’t accept us as His National Priest since our lifestyle choice misrepresents Him! God doesn’t want any part in our perversion. Since we’ve denied His natural order of things, He won’t recognize our illegitimate children! He hasn’t fathered them (Hos. 4:6).

God says we haven’t been humble and obedient like Abraham—the Father of the faithful—but are “…a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of the LORD…” and don’t want anything to do with the truth. We don’t want to be shown where we’re wrong, and we don’t want to hear about it (Isa. 30:9-11). “So you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the LORD their God nor receive correction” (Jer. 7:28). We’ve orphaned ourselves and act like bastards!

Instead of becoming a model-nation we’ve become a STRIPPER! We’ve taken all the fine things that God’s given us and laid them out before foreigners (Hos. 2:1-13). We’ve squandered our time and energy in pagan ways and heathen practices. Therefore, God’s going to STRIP AWAY OUR PEACE AND PROSPERITY! We’re going to be left exposed to the elements and stripped bare before NAKED AGGRESSION! Since we refuse to return to God, we’ll be sent back into SLAVERY!

We’re a nation of DRUNKS AND WHORES—so God’s going to let us hit bottom so hard it’ll appear we’ll never bounce back! God’s no longer going to enable us to carry on in our ways, drinking ourselves to death and dying for sex. We’ve gone from bad to worse: “You have stricken them, but they have not grieved You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than rock they have refused to return” (Jer. 5:3)...

We’ve left God’s ways, throughout history, to follow men’s ideas. We’d lose our love for the truth and become enamored with error. Due to this spiritual insult and breach of contract, God would send a number of eviction notices. He’d cite us for breaking our lease and inform us we’d worn out our welcome. But we’d rip us those notices and abuse those who delivered them: “And the LORD has sent to you all His servants the prophets, rising early and sending them [far in advance], but you have not listened nor inclined your ear to hear. They said, ‘Repent now every one of his evil way and his evil doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD has given to you and your fathers forever and ever” (Jer. 25:4-5).

We didn’t want to be reminded that God had set us free from men to serve Him. We could only call the Holy Land home as long as we remained holy! There were clauses that if we failed to make repairs and keep the place clean, we could forfeit our biblical right to the land and be DISINHERITED (Jer. 17:4)...

As we go further into NATIONAL DEBT AND DISGRACE, instead of turning to God for divine assistance, we turn to foreigners for loans! But it’ll be our downfall! Will Europe or Saudi Arabia offer to bail us out? Japan or China keep us afloat? Or will they forcibly put us into receivership? Throw us into debtor’s jail? Require FORCED LABOR? Who hasn’t heard of loan sharks (Hos. 7:11-12)? Or how they fly into a frenzy over blood money? They won’t just break our bones—they’ll BOMB OUR CITIES (Ezek. 6:6)...

Ancient Israel fell prey to every con-artist (painting pretty pictures of peace), passing phase or new fad—drunk on the ecumenical spirits. Yes, “…they have erred through wine, and through intoxicating drink are out of the way: the priest and the prophet have erred through intoxicating drink, they are swallowed up by wine, they are out of [their wits and gone astray] through intoxicating drink they [can’t see or think straight], they stumble in judgment [they can’t even walk a straight line]. For all tables are full of vomit and filth no place is clean” (Isa. 28:7-8).

The party’s over, the place is trashed, and everybody’s going to wake up with a HORRIBLE HANG-OVER!

It’s interesting to note that, during my days as a lowly kibbutz-volunteer, the British were notorious for being drunks. They had earned such a bad reputation that some kibbutzim and moshavim wouldn’t accept any English volunteers. God condemns the Sceptered Isle for being SPIRITUAL DRUNKS! He castigates “…the crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim” (Isa. 28:1-3). Of course, we’ve all been a bunch of drunks and whores, in love with Babylonian babes and brew: “Harlotry, wine, and new wine enslave the heart… For the spirit of [promiscuity] has caused them to stray [from the truth], and they have [whored around] against their God”(Hos. 4:11-12). What nation hasn’t had one too many Catholic concoctions (Rev. 17:2)? It’s past time to GET SOBER!
-Excerpt from Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall - Chapter 4 - Victims of Tradition

Drunks and Whores (David Ben-Ariel YouTube video)

Friday, February 20, 2009


Declaration to fight anti-Semitism signed in London

When will such a Declaration get signed in Jerusalem?

When will rabbis get together and encourage every Jew to "fight anti-Semitism" without by following Judaism to the Jewish homeland of Israel, and when there fight the anti-Semitism rife within among the dangerous UNJews? Oh, that would require the rabbis to practice what they preach rather than remain in a sinful, self-imposed exile. "Why will you die, O House of Israel?"

David Ben-Ariel

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fascist EU rising

MEPs boo call for free speech and EU debate
By Bruno Waterfield in Brussels at Feb 19, 2009

Imagine a boiling pot with a frog in it, and the pot is marked "EU" and the frog's back bears the name "Sovereignty" and the fire under the pot is "Fascism" and within the rising steam from the boiling pot are ghostly words like "Freedom of Speech," "Freedom of Religion," and "Independence"... and you get the picture of what is going on.

The EU is a German Ruse

Germany Behind the Mask

Europe's Bitter Roots

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Two Babylons

The Two Babylons
By Roderick C. Meredith

Many have been intrigued by the mix of fact and fiction in the recent bestseller The Da Vinci Code. Was “Christianity” really hijacked by non-Christian forces in the centuries after Christ? The answer may change the way you look at true Christian belief and practice!

Does The Da Vinci Code help explain how Christianity was hijacked? The real TRUTH of the matter may astonish you!

For months, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has been at or near the top of the best-seller lists. Millions have been enthralled by this fascinating novel. A film based on the book is sure to follow in due time.
What is so unusual about this book?
Apart from being fast-paced and well-written, The Da Vinci Code stretches the minds of its readers. Though cast in the form of a novel—and containing fictions and errors of which a Christian should be skeptical—it can spur a reader to realize that a lot more is under the surface of our religious ideas and practices than usually meets the eye. There are three principal characters in The Da Vinci Code: Sophie Neveu—a gifted French cryptologist; Robert Langdon—a Harvard symbologist; and Leigh Teabing—a former British Royal Historian.
Let us listen in on their conversation about the origins of what the world today calls "Christianity"—

"‘Historians still marvel at the brilliance with which Constantine converted the sun-worshipping pagans to Christianity. By fusing pagan symbols, dates, and rituals into the growing Christian tradition, he created a kind of hybrid religion that was acceptable to both parties.’
‘Transmogrification,’ Langdon said. ‘The vestiges of pagan religion in Christian symbology are undeniable. Egyptian sun disks became the halos of Catholic saints. Pictograms of Isis nursing her miraculously conceived son Horus became the blueprint for our modern images of the Virgin Mary nursing Baby Jesus. And virtually all the elements of the Catholic ritual—the miter, the altar, the doxology, and the communion, the act of ‘God-eating’—were taken directly from earlier pagan mystery religions.’
Teabing groaned. ‘Don’t get a symbologist started on Christian icons. Nothing in Christianity is original. The pre-Christian God Mithras—called the Son of God and the Light of the World—was born on December 25, died, was buried in a rock tomb, and then resurrected in three days. By the way, December 25 is also the birthday of Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus. The newborn Krishna was presented with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Even Christianity’s weekly holy day was stolen from the pagans.’
‘What do you mean?’
‘Originally,’ Langdon said, ‘Christianity honored the Jewish Sabbath of Saturday, but Constantine shifted it to coincide with the pagan’s veneration day of the sun.’ He paused, grinning. ‘To this day, most churchgoers attend services on Sunday morning with no idea that they are there on account of the pagan sun god’s weekly tribute—Sunday.’" (The Da Vinci Code, pp. 232–233).

The Historical TRUTH

"But that is all fiction!" you might say. "Where did this crazy author get all these strange ideas? I am sure that my religion is based completely upon the Bible!"
Please, my friends, do not be too sure!
The Bible itself tells us: "Prove all things. Hold fast that which is true" (1 Thessalonians 5:21, KJV). The actual truth is—and I do challenge you to prove it—that this part of Dan Brown’s book is based on solid fact. For historian after historian acknowledges that the original Christianity of Jesus and the Apostles was dramatically changed within a few centuries after Jesus’ death! As regular readers of Tomorrow’s World should know by now, we have cited quote after quote from respected "mainstream" historians and theologians attesting to this well-known truth. As noted historian Will Durant wrote:

"Christianity did not destroy paganism; it adopted it. The Greek mind, dying, came to a transmigrated life in the theology and liturgy of the Church; the Greek language, having reigned for centuries over philosophy, became the vehicle of Christian literature and ritual; the Greek mysteries passed down into the impressive mystery of the Mass. Other pagan cultures contributed to the syncretist result. From Egypt came the ideas of a divine trinity… and a personal immortality of reward and punishment; from Egypt the adoration of the Mother and Child, and the mystic theosophy that made Neoplatonism and Gnosticism, and obscured the Christian creed; there, too, Christian monasticism would find its exemplars and its source. From Phrygia came the worship of the Great Mother; from Syria the resurrection drama of Adonis; from Thrace, perhaps, the cult of Dionysus, the dying and saving god.… The Mithraic ritual so closely resembled the eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass that Christian fathers charged the Devil with inventing these similarities to mislead frail minds. Christianity was the last great creation of the ancient pagan world.… [The Eucharist] was a conception long sanctified by time; the pagan mind needed no schooling to receive it; by embodying the ‘mystery of the Mass,’ Christianity became the last and greatest of the mystery religions" (The Story of Civilization, Vol. 5, Durant, pp. 595, 599).

Paul Johnson, the highly respected historian, is among many who openly acknowledge that the biblical seventh-day Sabbath observed by Christ and the original Apostles was changed: "Many Christians did not make a clear distinction between this sun-cult and their own. They referred to Christ ‘driving his chariot across the sky,’ they held their services on Sunday, knelt towards the East and had their nativity-feast on 25 December, the birthday of the sun at the winter solstice. During the later pagan revival under the Emperor Julian, many Christians found it easy to apostatize because of this confusion; the Bishop of Troy told Julian he had always prayed secretly to the sun. Constantine never abandoned sun-worship and kept the sun on his coins. He made Sunday into a day of rest" (A History of Christianity, Johnson, 1976, pp. 67–69, Emphasis ours).

What happened after Constantine? The widely read mainstream religious author Jesse Lyman Hurlbut explains: "The forms and ceremonies of paganism gradually crept into the worship. Some of the old heathen feasts became church festivals with change of name and of worship. About 405ad images of saints and martyrs began to appear in the churches, at first as memorials, then in succession revered, adored, and worshiped. The adoration of the Virgin Mary was substituted for the worship of Venus and Diana; the Lord’s Supper became a sacrifice in place of a memorial; and the elder evolved from a preacher into a priest.… The church and the state became one when Christianity was adopted as the religion of the empire, and out of the unnatural union arose two evils, one in the eastern, the other in the western provinces. In the east the state dominated the church until it lost all energy and uplifting life. In the west ["Rome," Ed.] as we shall see, the church gradually usurped power over the state, and the result was not Christianity but a more or less corrupt hierarchy controlling the nations of Europe, making the church mainly a political machine" (The Story of the Christian Church, pp. 79–80).

A Modern "Babylon" Created

So where does all this lead? Did the leaders of the Protestant Reformation really bring the professing Christian church "back on track" to the "faith which was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3)—back to the true Christianity of Jesus and the original Apostles? Although undoubtedly sincere, the Protestant reformers carried over most of the anti-law, anti-obedience attitudes they had come to adopt in their rebellion against "Mother Rome." Yet, like Rome, they were still involved in a paganized system of false doctrines, wrong Holy Days, and false concepts of God, which God Himself describes in Revelation 17:4–5: "The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
With this form of "Christianity" as the state religion, masses of former pagans "converted." Many did so out of convenience rather than conviction, and kept their old beliefs privately. Others came to the new syncretistic faith uneducated in its beliefs, and able to receive only the most basic instruction.
"Babylon" is a symbol of confusion. The formation of the Roman Catholic Church and then the later appearance of dozens of "daughter" churches has certainly brought about a spiritual malaise of conflicting denominations, doctrines, creeds and practices—all supposedly "Christian." Yet none of them corresponds remotely to the Christianity that the original Apostles and the early Church of God followed for decades after the death of Jesus of Nazareth. They all have retained dozens of pagan ideas, and practices, that would have been utterly foreign to the early Church!
Back in the 1940s, noted author Alexander Hislop wrote his landmark book, The Two Babylons. Although it appears that Hislop remained a Protestant until his death, he carefully pointed out—with much historical documentation—that the modern Roman Catholic Church is a continuation of the ancient Babylonish mystery system, and that its religious festivals and most of its practices were drawn directly from the Babylonian religion and its priesthood. Hislop partially makes the connection with the "daughter" churches that have come out of Rome. But he was evidently blinded to the full meaning of what has happened to modern "Christianity."
Near the beginning of his book, Hislop lays out the basic thesis that he goes on to document in full:

"It has been known all along that Popery was baptized Paganism; but God is now making it manifest, that the Paganism which Rome has baptized is, in all its essential elements, the very Paganism which prevailed in the ancient literal Babylon, when Jehovah opened before Cyrus the two-leaved gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron.… Her judgment is now evidently hastening on; and just as it approaches, the Providence of God, conspiring with the Word of God, by light pouring in from all quarters, makes it more and more evident that Rome is in very deed the Babylon of the Apocalypse; that the essential character of her system, the grand objects of her worship, her festivals, her doctrine and discipline, her rites and ceremonies, her priesthood and their orders, have all been derived from ancient Babylon; and, finally, that the Pope himself is truly and properly the lineal representative of Belshazzar. In the warfare that has been waged against the domineering pretensions of Rome, it has too often been counted enough merely to meet and set aside her presumptuous boast, that she is the mother and mistress of all churches—the one Catholic Church, out of whose pale there is no salvation. If ever there was excuse for such a mode of dealing with her, that excuse will hold no longer. If the position I have laid down can be maintained, she must be stripped of the name of a Christian Church altogether; for if it was a Church of Christ that was convened on that night, when the pontiff-king of Babylon, in the midst of his thousand lords, ‘praised the gods of gold, and of silver, and of wood, and of stone’ (Daniel 5:4), then the Church of Rome is entitled to the name of a Christian Church; but not otherwise. This to some, no doubt, will appear a very startling position; but it is one which it is the object of this work to establish; and let the reader judge for himself, whether I do not bring ample evidence to substantiate my position" (The Two Babylons, pp. 2–3).

Later Hislop describes how the Catholic "confessional" was borrowed from paganism, giving the priests greater authority over the lay members of the church. He explains that the pagan festivals of Christmas and Easter were introduced into "Christianity" centuries after Christ revealed the full Truth to his Apostles. "Indeed," Hislop writes, "it is admitted by the most learned and candid writers of all parties that the day of our Lord’s birth cannot be determined, and that within the Christian Church no such festival as Christmas was ever heard of till the third century, and that not till the fourth century was far advanced did it gain much observance. How, then, did the Romish Church fix on December the 25th as Christmas-day? Why, thus: Long before the fourth century, and long before the Christian era itself, a festival was celebrated among the heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honour of the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven; and it may fairly be presumed that, in order to conciliate the heathen, and to swell the number of the nominal adherents of Christianity, the same festival was adopted by the Roman Church, giving it only the name of Christ. This tendency on the part of Christians to meet Paganism half-way was very early developed" (The Two Babylons, pp. 92–93).
Meeting paganism half-way "was very early developed," Hislop writes! Yet God clearly told our ancestors: "Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not" (Jeremiah 10:2–4, KJV). Yet modern day churchgoers persist in doing just that—and then have the audacity to stamp the name "Christian" on the outside of this package of pagan beliefs and practices! Those genuinely interested in the basic history of this relationship between ancient Babylon and modern professing Christianity should, if possible, find and read the book, The Two Babylons, and prove to themselves that modern "churchianity" is simply a continuation of the old Babylonian religion, with the name "Christian" stamped on the outside!

What Lies Just Ahead

All of this information is not just a philosophical argument against genuinely pagan practices—important as that may be. The understanding of this matter can also help protect sincere and zealous Christians—if they will take action—from the coming "Holocaust" described in the Bible as the Great Tribulation! Brilliant author Adrian Hilton describes the background of what is right now underway:

"Jesus had said his kingdom was not of this worldly order, and talked much of the world and the Church being at odds until his return. It was not until Constantine began a process of syncretism that Christians began to understand the nature of the beast which was evolving. The Saturday Jewish Sabbath was replaced by Constantine’s edict forbidding work on ‘the venerable day of the sun’ [Sunday], and the celebration of the Passover was declared illegal—on pain of death. It was replaced by ‘Easter’, celebrated on a Sunday and inherited from a Babylonian cult to the goddess Ishtar. The Roman pseudo-Christianity caused many faithful believers to flee into the mountains of Europe and Asia Minor to escape persecution and death, and there they continued, away from the world’s view, as the true church of Christ. The majority of Christians, however, were awed by the universal influence of the new unity. There was one Empire under the one Emperor, leading one Church under one God. Many believers began to wonder if they had not misunderstood the concept of the kingdom of God—it might have been the Church itself, or even the christianised Empire. Thus the fateful union of Church and State was ratified—a union that was to shape the evolution of Europe for centuries to come" (The Principality and Power of Europe, pp. 23–24).

Later, Hilton continues:

"Just as crucial to the federalizing process is the erosion of the achievements of the Reformation. Even some prominent Evangelical Christian leaders have presented this momentous move of God as one of the greatest tragedies that ever happened to the Church, and state that Protestants ‘destroyed the unity of Christendom’. They fail to mention the true nature of the Papal system of religion, the depths of spiritual darkness in which it keeps its followers, and its diametric opposition to true biblical Christianity. Unity, it seems, is more important than truth. The concept of Christendom, however unbiblical its practice, appears to matter more than the national boundaries set between one principality and another, regardless of the liberties those boundaries defend.
While visiting Austria in 1983, the Pope spoke out against the ‘national and artificial borders’ all over Europe. He added:
‘Europeans should overcome the menacing international confrontations of states and alliances, and create a new united Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.’
In 1988, he continued this theme when he addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg; an occasion at which many asked why a perceived spiritual leader was addressing the issues of political unity. The Sunday Telegraph, in 1991, summed up the Pope’s plans for the ‘evangelisation’ of Europe. It stated:
‘He is calmly preparing to assume the mantle which he solemnly believes to be his Divine Right—that of new Holy Roman Emperor, reigning from the Urals to the Atlantic.’" (pp. 36–37).

A "New" Holy Roman Empire?

As Britain’s Sunday Telegraph reported, the Pope wants to "reign" over a new Holy Roman Empire. However, the key question is: will it really be "holy"? Or will it actually be a revival of an ancient, pagan, Babylonian church-state system that God condemns?
In a prophecy for our time, the prophet Isaiah described a modern virgin "daughter" of the ancient Babylon, who would profane her own people (Isaiah 47:1–9). God clearly describes this modern Babylon as "the lady of kingdoms" (v. 5). Then God states: "And you said, ‘I shall be a lady forever,’ so that you did not take these things to heart, nor remember the latter end of them. ‘Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures, who dwell securely, who say in your heart, "I am, and there is no one else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, nor shall I know the loss of children"; but these two things shall come to you in a moment, in one day: the loss of children, and widowhood. They shall come upon you in their fullness because of the multitude of your sorceries, for the great abundance of your enchantments’" (vv. 7–9).
Notice how some of these exact statements are used against the modern Babylon that will fight Christ at His Second Coming! "In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her" (Revelation 18:7–8).
This is the soon-coming church-state system in Europe, which will eventually turn on the American and British-descended peoples and bring about the Great Tribulation! It will be a revival of ancient Babylon—with its priestly castes, its pagan rituals and doctrines and its complete disregard for the commands of God. It will be a clever counterfeit of true Christianity. To millions, though, it will seem like the real thing!
Because the vast majority of professing Christians do not generally study the Bible. They do not really dig in and try to "prove" all things as God commands. Therefore, even many evangelical Christians—and their ministers—will eventually be caught up in the euphoria of this powerful Babylonish system! For it will be part of the "ecumenical movement." It will seem like "the thing to do."
Please remember Jesus’ own words: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" (Matthew 7:13–14).
The Jesus Christ of your Bible also gave this powerful warning: "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’" (Matthew 7:21–23).
The beautiful pageantry, the music, the pomp and ceremony and the intimidating power of this coming Babylonian system will be very impressive. But only those who genuinely do the will of God and who keep His commandments—all ten of them—will be in Christ’s soon-coming Kingdom. "Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus" (Revelation 14:12).
At the very end of His inspired word, our Creator tells us plainly: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Revelation 22:14–15). The religious sorcery and idolatry of the Babylonian system will be enticing to many millions. For the vast majority will go that way. But the above passage warns about anyone who "loves and practices a lie." The teachings of modern "Babylon" are filled with a series of lies, misunderstandings and pagan practices.
Yet God’s word describes the temporary wealth and power of this system: "For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth" (Revelation 18:23–24). And how will it end? "Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, ‘Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore’" (v. 21).
God warns: "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!" (v. 2). Then God commands: "And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues’" (v. 4).
In this magazine, and on the Tomorrow’s World telecast, we will continue to explain the prophetic events now unfolding to bring about the revival of Babylon—and of the coming Kingdom of God. Our message will not be popular! We will be harassed, vilified and persecuted for bringing you the plain truth about what is really happening in world affairs.
May God help you to act on this message while you have the opportunity. May God help you to start proving to yourself what the Bible really says, and to find out about—and fulfill—the genuine purpose for your life.
"He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death" (Revelation 21:7–8).

The Painful Truth

Re: A Household Word?

David Ben-Ariel » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:44 pm

Matthew Ellard wrote:

David Ben-Ariel wrote:Many professing Christians remain in denial that traditional Catholics and Protestants are spiritual drunks and whores (intoxicated by Catholic concoctions), drug addicts (under the heavy influence of Rome); traditional Christians and Catholics are spiritual practicing homosexuals,

I'm concerned

I don't need any kiss from Judas. He was "concerned" for the poor too.

You admit to being an intravenous drug user

I have no problem acknowledging I'm a FORMER drug addict. If I did, I certainly wouldn't have frankly discussed it in my article, Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God Mentioned in Israeli Newspaper

You admit to being a homosexual who has full blow AIDS

I confess I'm a RECOVERING homosexual who has AIDS. Apparently my honesty is too much for some, as it blows away those who are used to living a lie and being dishonest with themselves and others.

God and the Gays

Scarlet Letter: A Christian With AIDS

Does God Heal Today?

You are now slagging off Catholics for "spiritually" doing what you actually did.

Yes, what I actually did but don't do any more. The good news is that I'm proof that REPENTANCE is possible, that folks don't have to remain drunks and whores or stuck in the muck of Babylon. Isn't it wonderful how I can relate to so many people from all walks of life?

"A Household Word" (YouTube video by David Ben-Ariel)

A Household Word
The general public doesn't have a clue about the Gospel or the Ezekiel Warning Message! That woeful ignorance indicts the Church of God, since God says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." And that same God warns about our responsibility to sound the alarm so British-Israelites and Jews, and repentant Gentiles, can seek shelter in Him and avert the imminent nuclear Holocaust.

A little known blogger

PCG: Carrying on "Business as Usual"

Beyond Babylon drops the bomb!
A German-led Europe will strike nuclear terror against US! National destruction, defeat and deportation are on the way! The American, British and Jewish peoples are marked for death!

Will Germany Launch a Nuclear Attack on America?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nimrod Obama is a FRAUD!

Obama's African Coup in America
How will the president usurper act when they come to take him away? When the Constitution is again upheld and the laws of this land he has shown contempt for enforced?

President Usurper Obama
Have you no fear of God? Do you consider yourself greater than Nimrod? Don't you know the Tower of Babel fell? That Satan was cast down from Heaven as a reject after lifting himself up so high?

BLACK DAY IN AMERICA: Obama Wins, America Loses

Sherrod Brown on Obama's Birth Certificate

3 Myths About Obama's Eligibility

Demand proof Obama's a natural born citizen!

Shame on conservative cowards!

Obama's Identity Theft & Terrorism

Monday, February 16, 2009

Beyond Babylon is PRICELESS!

Re: Drunks and Whores

Beyond Babylon is available to read for FREE
by David Ben-Ariel on Mon, 2009-02-16
I could understand being "uncomfortable" if I were merely trying to sell Beyond Babylon, but the GOOD NEWS is that I make it freely available for one and for all:

Beyond Babylon (free to read on blog)
Beyond Babylon (free to read online)

The writing is on the synagogue wall

The writing is on the synagogue wall
World depressions lead to a rise in anti-Semitism. All over Europe, the evidence is around us
Denis MacShane

The periodic crises that have shaken world capitalism in the century and a half since Marx wrote Das Kapital are marked by a common political phenomenon. It is the rise of political anti-Semitism. Attacks on Jews and Jewishness constitute the canary in the coal mine that tells us something is going seriously wrong.

Last month a 32-year-old IT worker, Michael Booksatz, was beaten up in the streets of north London by two hooded men shouting about Palestinians. Jewish students at the London School of Economics - home to many brilliant Jews who fled Hitler's Germany - are now frightened by anti-Jewish abuse from Islamist students. Graffiti such as “Kill the Jews” or “Jihad 4 Israel” appear close to synagogues in London.

The Metropolitan Police report four times as many anti-Jewish incidents in recent weeks as Islamaphobic events. The respected Community Security Trust, which records anti-Jewish attacks with scrupulous rigour, reports as many attacks on Jews - verbal, vandalism and some violent - in the first weeks of 2009 as in the first six months of last year.

As the world enters a new era of crisis, anti-Semitism is back. History, as ever, begins to repeat itself. The slumps and stock market fever expressed in Zola's novel, L'Argent, or the populist anger against Wall Street at the end of the 19th century gave rise to the virulent anti-Semitic politics witnessed in France in connection with the Dreyfus case or the takeover of Vienna by openly anti-Semitic politicians. The Great Depression gave rise to the worst expressions of anti-Semitism ever seen, namely the politics that led to the Holocaust. But even in Britain the Duke of Wellington of the time was leader of a secret anti-Jewish organisation which had the initials PJ - Perish Judah - on its letterhead.

The economic crises of the 1970s led to a marked increase in the vote for the National Front in Britain and the openly anti-Semitic BNP, its successor extreme party, is doing very well in local elections - below the radar of the national opinion polls.

The distress and upset over the terrible pictures of children killed in Israel's attacks on Hamas in Gaza have allowed anti-Israeli feelings to be more violently and vehemently expressed than ever before. Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic. But all anti-Semites hate the existence of a Jewish state and hiding behind code words such as anti-Zionism increases the density and viciousness of their anti-Jewish utterances.

In Italy, the streets of Milan are daubed with slogans urging Italians not to buy goods at Jewish shops - an echo of the Nazi slogan “Kauft Nicht Bei Juden”. In Germany, radio phone-ins are full of accusations that the bankers accused of being responsible for the current economic crisis are Jews. In anti-Israel demonstrations in Berlin, placards stating “It was a good idea to use gas” or “I'm anti-Semitic and that's a good thing” were carried. Thus every Jew is made to feel as if they do not fully belong in the countries where they were born or the societies that they participate in.

Terrible massacres of Muslims have taken place in different parts of the world so far this century, from Kashmir to Gujarat. In Iraq and Afghanistan, Nato soldiers are accused of brutality but the men with the most blood on their hands of fellow Muslims have been Islamist ideologues. Yet there is no outrage against the perpetrators of those attacks compared with the onslaught on Israel and on Jews.

Is it unreasonable to argue that the reason that there is worldwide anger against Israel but not against other regimes or religions that carry out massacres of Muslims is because the Israelis are Jews? Has legitimate criticism and anger against Israel allowed Jew hate to become almost acceptable politics again? Add to this a world economic crisis in which it is so easy to point at the names of the swindlers and banksters that happen to be Jewish, and a new perfect storm of anti-Semitism begins to take shape.

Today in London a conference of parliamentarians from different legislatures in Europe and around the world will gather to discuss what can be done. Michael Gove, for the Conservatives, will join Labour Cabinet ministers Hazel Blears and Jim Murphy in saying it is time for the Parliaments of the democractic world to take action against anti-Semitism - especially Islamist attacks against young Jewish students on university campuses.

The Pope embraces a Holocaust-denying Winchester and Cambridge-educated bishop; slogans such as “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas” are chanted in Amsterdam;

Jews are again made to feel they are not full citizens of the countries of their birth because they refuse to support the right of Hamas and Hezbollah to use terror attacks against Israeli civilians. The canary in the coal mine seems in danger of its life once again.

Denis MacShane, MP, is a former Minister for Europe and the author of Globalising Hatred: the New Anti-Semitism (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)


What greater time for Jews to follow Judaism to the Jewish homeland of Israel where they belong?

Jews Don't Follow Judaism

Will Israel change?

Re: Gaza Needs A Regime Change

First Jerusalem needs a regime change: the dangerous UNJews, the Hellenists, the globalist and treacherous Jews like Ariel Sharon and Shimon Peres and criminal company, the corrupt and murderous Israeli oligarchy, MUST GO! Such Jewish collaborators with the German-Jesuit EU are far more dangerous than any Nazi Muslims or apostate Christians could ever be, and provide the new Greco-Syrians, the new Babylonians, an opening against Israel, a breach in the walls of Jerusalem, undermining Israeli sovereignty, inviting attacks against Jews and brutally betraying the Temple Mount.

Jerusalem Under Siege!


Vatican Linked to the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Modern Romans

The Modern Romans

Rome fell — a fact of history!

But why? The reasons have never been fully understood. The lessons have not been learned. Many of the same basic mistakes that weakened the once mighty Roman Empire before its toppling by barbarian hordes are now being repeated in America, Britain and the Western world.
You need to understand!

This booklet contains a shocking message — a warning for our day. And unless our peoples and nations wake up and immediately alter their course, they will — in modern fashion, and much more rapidly — suffer a similar crashing downfall!

Read Full Booklet…..


“The Modern Romans” is the first booklet I read from the Worldwide Church of God. It had been advertised in TV Guide around 1977 and I ordered it since I love history. I didn't have any idea it was published by a church, but was pleasantly surprised.

Proper Sabbath Attire

Sermon Transcript — December 31, 2006

Proper Sabbath Attire

by Mr. Richard Pinelli

Our Sabbath keeping reflects the relationship that we have with God. I said that two years ago in a set of sermons I gave here in the Cincinnati Home Office. How you and I keep the Sabbath says something about each one of us as individuals. God uses the Sabbath as a test for his people, and he gives us a test each Sabbath to see what is in our hearts. He watches us to learn something about our character, how much we understand about who he is and what he is doing, and also how important it is to us to learn more of his mind and his way. We learned in those two sermons that we gave about two years ago that there are basically four primary principles of Sabbath keeping. They are as follows:

• The commandment tells us not to work.

• The commandment tells us to rest.

• We are told that we are to assemble with others for worship. Now if you stop and think about it, most commandments can be done by yourself, but in the case of the Sabbath we are actually required to congregate. The purpose of congregating is obviously, number one, to worship the Creator God. Now Leviticus 23:23 tells us the following. It says that his Sabbath is an holy convocation. The term holy convocation is used in several places in the Old Testament and basically what it means if you boil it down to one specific statement, it means public worship service. Convocation. The word implies simply the product of an official summons to worship. And what God has done is he has asked us in his official summons to come and worship before him on the Sabbath day. This is part of our congregational responsibility. This is how we praise God together in song. We pray together as a group of individuals. And we learn what needs to be learned as we are taught every Sabbath day, as well as the fellowship we have with one another.

• We found out that Hebrews 10:25 tells us that we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, so much more as the day approaches. So we recognize the importance of being together. We recognize the importance of being members together in an ongoing Sabbath service wherever we might be in the world.

But there is one more scripture that I want to bring in today which has to do with this whole concept of understanding the Sabbath and our worship in it. In Leviticus 19:30, I would like you to turn to this particular scripture with me because this scripture tells us something very, very important, and from this scripture we are going to launch into a topic today that needs to be discussed as requested by the President, and by Ministerial Services, as requested by several other individuals who have asked this particular person to bring this topic to you today. In Leviticus 19:30 it says the following. You shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary. I am the Lord. You shall keep my Sabbaths, as we pointed out the four basic principles, but also there is a concept of reverencing the Sabbath, reverencing the sanctuary in which we are to meet, because I am the Lord your God.

To revere or to reverence means to regard with awe, to regard with great respect or with great devotion. It means a high honor that would be given. You and I worship God in spirit, and we worship God in truth. We may meet in a very plain building, sitting sometimes on metal chairs, but we are in spirit coming into the very presence of the God of the universe. And as a result of that we are here to reverence his sanctuary as we come into his presence.

Now you have probably heard the statement, clothes make the man. Clothes make the man. But I would like to ask a question of you this afternoon. If Christ were to decide to spend the day with you, if it were just you and he were spending the day together, would you dress any differently to meet the Savior, to meet the Creator, as the one who is the head of this church, the one we look to as the guide of the entire flock. Would you dress any differently when you had this meeting with him? Would you rush out perhaps to buy some new clothes? Or maybe you would make sure you dressed modestly. Or very conservatively. Would you? Think about that for just a moment. Maybe you would put on what the world calls its "Sunday best" or "go to meeting clothes". But I think we have to stop today to understand something about reverencing God's sanctuary in the way that we appear before God in our dress. So today the whole sermon is dealing with a concept from the Bible, because it is filled with examples of how they dressed up, notice the term I used, they dressed up to reverence God's sanctuary, to reverence his presence. And yes, they did make a big deal out of this one important facet. Why? Because spiritually the outward and spiritually the inward reflect our relationship with God. You will find that the look on people's faces will tell you what is going on inside. You will find that when you put both the inside and outside together in dress you will see that it reflects the relationship that we have with God.

So clothing in the Old Testament and even into the New Testament was very, very important to God. It is very important to us. And we have found over the years that it is time that we begin to talk a little bit more about some of these areas that we have not talked about.

Over in Deuteronomy 31, let's turn there for just a moment. We read in verse 11, Moses was inspired to write, or maybe it was Joshua by this particular time, but he said, when all Israel is come to appear before the Lord your God in the place that he shall choose, you shall read this law before all of Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men and women, children, and the strangers that are within your gate that they may hear, that they may learn and fear the Lord your God to observe all the words of this law. And that their children who have not heard anything may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land where you go over the Jordan to possess it.

So the concept was to come to hear, and it was to come to fear. Now you look at the word fear and you will find that in the Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible every place that it talks about this particular word fear you will see that it talks about awe or a reverence of God. It shows an attitude that is to be from those individuals. Coming to church is simply doing the same thing that Israel did back then. They were to come before God. They were to fear God. They were to reverence his name. This is the concept that we find in the holy book of God. And you begin to find now that the emphasis is also on the right type of clothing.

Let me show you over in Matthew 22 an interesting example of a parable that Jesus gave in the latter part of the book of Matthew. It was interesting because it talks about a spiritual aspect, but it also was showing you the importance of how God and Christ feel about clothing. This is chapter 22, beginning in verse 11. And it said, when the king came to see the guests he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment. Now we talk about the wedding garment as that which is the righteousness of God. We talk about the concept of the white robes that are to be there. They all reflect what is inward. But the point is that we see that there was a garment which was necessary to come to this particular wedding. And God places emphasis upon that particular point as he tells us here that he saw this man that did not have on the wedding garment. And he said to him, friend, how did you get in here not having a wedding garment? And the man was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, bind him hand and foot and take him away and cast him into outer darkness, for there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The point is simply that we see that there was an emphasis on having the right garment. If you want to talk about it just spiritually, fine. But you will find that the two are coming together both in the Old and New Testament both with clothing and with the attitude of righteousness that needed to be there by the individual in reverencing, in worshiping and serving God.

Chapter 19 of the book of Revelation, let's notice a couple of more scriptures here. This is Revelation 19:7-8. You have seen this scripture many times, but I am going to emphasize it from the point of view of coming before God on the Sabbath day as a part of this frame of mind that we are to have. Revelation 19:7-8. It said, Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to him for the marriage of the lamb has come, and his wife has made herself ready. Ah, so you see that there is something that is to be done, an example here of something. What is it? Let's see. And to her was granted that she should be dressed (or arrayed) in fine linen, clean and white. It is interesting to note that in the Old Testament when we begin to look at clothing we see that the number one garment that was worn by the priests was fine linen, top quality linen. And so we see here that the emphasis is on the spiritual garment which is a type of the physical garment that the priest worse. So you see, you can draw from the Old Testament the concept, as we are going to see in a moment, and you can bring it into the New Testament to see the importance of this clothing. And he goes on to say that she was going to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white (or bright, and it showed that the color was so bright that it really was dazzling in that sense of the word) for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. So you see that aspect of it.

Now you can turn to Isaiah 61:10. I won't turn there this afternoon in the sermon, but I will say that fine and clean clothing has always been a part of God's thinking as we come before God's presence.

Let's go to Psalms 110 for a moment, because Psalms 110 reflects on a very interesting concept. This is Psalms 110:3. We have talked about this before in a sermon a few years ago, but I think we are coming at it a little differently today in Psalms 110:3. It talks about the fact that God is sitting on his throne, that God's people are before him, and that Christ is going to come back to this earth, the Lord is going to send the rod of your strength, speaking of Christ coming back to this earth, and Christ will rule in the midst of the people. Notice verse 3. But your people shall be willing in the day of your power. So you see that the attitude of the people of God in their character and in their quality is one of obedience to God. They are going to be willing. There is a frame of mind that Jesus taught when he said, nevertheless not my will be done but yours. There has to be this willing attitude but it interesting to notice that this willing attitude is reflected in the clothing that was worn. In the Old Testament this willingness in the day of his power was seen, as it says in verse 3, in the beauties of holiness. Now it seems to be lost in the scripture as to what its actual true meaning is. But I think you will find that what we are seeing is there is an attitude and then there is something physical that we are seeing by this example.

Listen to what the Jamison, Fawcett, and Brown Commentary says about this particular section of scripture. He said, "in the beauty of holiness is a poetical phrase for the holy garments such as those worn by the high priests on the great Day of Atonement were referred to. Here it is referring to the same event as Revelation 19, being, shall I say, clothed in the fine linen of the saints.

So the concept is that in the Old Testament they took that physical outward example and they brought it into the New Testament as a part of the inward character of the individual. And he goes on to say, "here it refers to the same event as Revelation 19, though now too Messiah's people wear as their priestly garb the beauties of holiness, yet the garment outwardly in the Old Testament was a type of the inward character."

So as the old song used to say, you can't have one without the other. So as we physical human beings are coming before God we begin to understand that clean and fine clothing has always been a part of God's thinking when it comes to his sanctuary. The outward should reflect the inward. And the inward should be seeing how one dresses to meet God, and to meet Christ as well in reverencing his sanctuary.

Now let's go back to the Old Testament and see some of these examples. Let's go over to Leviticus 16 for a moment and read a couple of examples here in Leviticus 16 to point out the emphasis that God puts on this whole concept of clothing. Notice over in Leviticus 16:1-4. Beginning in verse 1, the Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron when they offered before the Lord and they died. And the Lord said unto Moses, speak unto Aaron your brother that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat. He only was allowed to come one time in the year, that is on the Day of Atonement which we will be observing in just a few weeks. And he said, which is before the mercy seat which is upon the ark that he die not. For I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat. Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place with a young bullock for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, showing that he had to be cleansed, and the burnt offering was to worship. So you have the same thing that you and I when we come into the holiest of God, we have to have a sin offering, which is Jesus Christ, and we come spiritually with the burnt offering, in the sense of sacrificing ourselves to worship God. It is a nice parallel to draw from as we have talked about before. Verse 4. He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen britches, or as the Old King James calls it breeches, the pants or the slacks that go along with the coat that is worn. The coat was worn from the top up here at the shoulders all the way down to the waist area, even dropping below that, and then you had a pair of pants or a pair of slacks that were worn below that all the way down to the floor. This is what he was to wear. And he was to have a linen miter that he should be attired with. And these are the holy garments. Therefore, he shall wash his flesh in water and put them on.

So we see that there basically was this example on the Day of Atonement of what he was to wear, how he was to prepare for that one time of meeting God in the holiest of all. And the picture, of course, of meeting before God you and I would do as we do it every day, obviously, in prayer, but I think the concept of reverencing God's sanctuary in the way that the priests did.

Now there was clothing for the holy place, and there was also clothing to minister in the priests' office. And I think both of those need to be understood as part of this very fine clothing.

Let me read to you Exodus 39. Let's go back to Exodus 39 for a moment and look a little bit more at this clothing that was worn by them. This is Exodus 39:8. It says, And he made the breastplate of cunning work like the work of the ephod of gold and blue and purple and scarlet and fine twined linen. So we see that this breastplate that was put upon the high priest when he was going in for judgment and seeking God's judgment was made of some very beautiful materials that were of the highest quality that could be. Notice going on to verse 22, and he talks about how he made the robe of the ephod of woven work all of blue, and there was a hole in the midst of the robe, as of the habergeon with the band around the hold that it should not rend. So it was made in such a beautiful way that it was not capable of being rent or torn easily. It goes on to say in verse 24, they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet and twined linen. They made bells of pure gold and put the bells between the pomegranates. So you see a lot of work went into this particular garment that the priest was going to wear to come before God. God put emphasis upon them preparing that. It shows much work went into preparing to meet God in the sanctuary.

My point to you today is clothing to God in the Old Testament was very, very important. And it is no less important in the New Testament than it was back at that particular time.

The JFB Commentary says the following about that. Listen to what he says. He said, "An exterior tunic larger and fuller than the common one worn by the persons of rank and distinction and by priests, especially by the high priest, it was the middle garment under the ephod and above the coat. It had a hole through which the head was thrust that was formed carefully of one piece, such as was the coat of Christ."

So again my point is that you can read all the rest of the chapter. My purpose is to show you the quality, to show you the time they took to do these things because they were meeting before God.

He goes on to say, "The binding of the course at the neck was strongly woven and it was trimmed below in a fringe made of blue, and purple, and scarlet tassels." It must have been a gorgeous piece of clothing. It must have taken a little bit of money to buy that. But I think we see that this whole concept of this garment became very important in the worship of God.

It goes on to say that, "the garments of holiness always applied to the official dress of the priest. No inherent holiness belonged to either the materials or the workmanship, but they are called holy simply because they were not worn on ordinary occasions."

Reverencing the sanctuary of God became very, very, important, top notch, number one in the minds of these individuals that God had called to the high priesthood, and to the Levitical priesthood.

He said, "In material it was elaborately embroidered and colored. It had an imposing splendor, the tabernacle being adapted to the early age of the church it was right and necessary that the priest's garments should be of such superb and dazzling appearance that the people might be inspired."

I thought that was very interesting, that the reflection of what they wore was very, very important to the overall concept.

He goes on to say, "Furthermore, all made of linen they were symbolic of the truth, purity, and other qualities in Christ that rendered him such an high priest."

So when you go back and look at those things you begin to realize how important they are. Why is it we live in a society that is dressed down? Why do we live in a society that sometimes we don't recognize that they are not looking at this concept that we in the church must look at, that is, reverencing God's sanctuary. We have to take a totally different approach. When you look at the Old Testament you realize how important this was to God and to the priesthood, and how important should it be for us as we appear before God on the Sabbath day.

Exodus 19:4. We see in Exodus 19 before the Ten Commandments were given the people were told that they were to come before God. And he said, you have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, how I bore you on eagles wings and brought you unto myself. Now, therefore, obey my voice indeed and keep my covenant, for then you shall be a peculiar, a very special treasure unto me ,above all the people. For all the earth is mine. Verse 6. And you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak unto the children of Israel.

So we recognize the importance of being the pilgrims and the sojourners, but we are also this kingdom of priests. The Bible talks about the very fact that when you look at 1 Peter, spiritually speaking, we are to act as priests in that particular relationship that we have with God. We are a holy nation. I am not talking about ordination in any case. I am talking about the spiritual aspect of being one of God's children, as a kingdom of priests and teachers and guides for people. So our example, as mentioned this afternoon in the sermonette, becomes very, very important.

Now let's go down to verses 10, 11. He said, and the Lord said unto Moses, go unto the people and sanctify them. (That is, set them apart) today and tomorrow. How were they set apart? Notice what it says. And let them wash their clothes. So you had this external thing that became important. Why? Because the people obviously did not understand internally, they understood externally. But God intended to sanctify them by having them wash their clothes, be clean, both in the clothing and their physical bodies, as we see. And be ready again the third day for the third day the Lord will come down in sight of all the people on Mount Sinai. Of course, in verse 14, it said He did come down and the people did sanctify themselves and they did wash their clothes.

Again you see the point I am making, the importance of sanctifying and the physical clothing became the same. You can't have one without the other.

So let's ask some questions this afternoon. Does your appearance count before God? I think if we stop for just a moment we realize that in recent years the fad has simply been dressing down, or dressing to draw attention to the body. Our society, it is amazing as we see what is going on. As I go to the gym sometimes and I see some of these videos that flash on the screen and what they do, the clothing they wear, and how their objective is simply to draw attention to the body, especially with some of the female singers that are there. It is shocking to see that. These things probably are perfectly acceptable in a society without understanding. They are probably very acceptable to most people. But not in God's church. We don't accept that. We will not accept that. We cannot accept that. Because what we see happening in the world we live in is an abysmal lack of training in dress, an abysmal lack of training in grooming, an abysmal lack of training in hygiene is evidenced by the increasing number of strange and different looking people that you see that you have to deal with so much. We see that everywhere. The problem is, the more and more you are around it, it seems like it is normal standard. And it isn't. It is so far away from the principles that God has intended that it is absolutely unbelievable.

I would like to read to you from an article that I pulled out of the Cincinnati Inquirer several weeks ago. I think it is profound, because I think what we are seeing is that the business world is even looking at this and they are shocked at the attitudes they are finding in society. I am going to read the whole article to you. I do apologize if it becomes boring, but I think it says it so well that it shows you the attitude I am talking about.

The title of it is, "Got A Job Interview? Then Ditch the Flip flops." When Lynn University professor Lisa Vandao held mock job interviews with her business administration seniors this spring, the students tripped themselves up with an obvious wardrobe gaffe, open toed shoes. Vandao says they all wore these 5" heels with open toes. Strappy sandals are more suitable for the dance floor than the sales floor. Some members of the generation Y don't make the distinction. There is something that is definitively happening with the younger generation now says Joseph Rosenfeld, an image consultant. (Notice what he is. He is an image consultant.) based in San Jose, California. There is a lot of "accept me now". Accept me for who and what I am and give me whatever I want right now. For those students the real world provides a harsh wakeup call. If someone is accustomed to wearing PJs to poly science, is it any wonder she will be equally laid back at a job interview?"

She goes on to say, "Denise Bobber, director of human resources at the Baker's Resort in Palm Springs says she is amazed by the number of young women who show up for job interviews showing way too much skin. If you look in the mirror and you look sexy, she said change. (Interesting. This is the business world. They are not religious. They have no axe to grind with anything from the Bible. They just simply recognize the problem that they are facing.) Alas, inappropriate beach attire isn't limited to beachfront properties. We have had applicants come in with bare midriffs or flip flops says Jennifer Loyales, spokeswoman for the Public Defender's Office in West Palm Beach. This does not give us the impression that they respect the work we do. (An attitude, an attitude.) And communicating respect and professionalism through both attire and demeanor is one of the most important components in scoring a new job. Grads should never delude themselves into thinking that grades trump attitude, (thank you!) says Kari O'Donnell of the Kari O'Donnell PR Group. Learn the company's dress code, then dress one step above it."

Interesting, isn't it? That's what we are facing. This is what is happening in our society. We are living at a time in 2006 when we in the Church of God have had to have someone stand up in church and do what I am doing today. We have to do that because we need to begin to explain that, both in the United News, and in sermons, and at our feasts. We simply do. That is what the President wants. That is what Ministerial Services Operation Manager wants. This is where we have to go because people don't always understand that.

The champion women's U.S. Lacrosse Team met with President Bush just recently. Guess how they appeared? They appeared wearing flip flops at the White House, when meeting the highest dignitary in the land, the strongest nation in the world and its leader was met by people wearing flip flops. It shows, as this article that I just read to you, that there is a need for education in this particular area.

Over in 2 Corinthians 6, let's turn there for a moment. 2 Corinthians 6 gives us a principle, beginning in verse 14. The Apostle Paul tells us here a very important point. Notice what he says. Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? What communion (or agreement) has light with darkness? And what concord has Christ with Belial? What part has he that believes with an infidel?

The whole set of standards is so different when it comes to those things. Yet we are to love the people in the world, yet we are to respect them as another human being. There is no question about those things. But the question is, do we agree with the standards, do we follow the same principles and the approach that they do have.

It goes on to say, What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said, I will dwell in them and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore, come out from among them and be you separate says the Lord and touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you unto Myself.

It simply gives you a series of principles. It means to come out of the way of this world's thinking about fashion, hair, clothing, religion, etc. We are to be different. We are to be, as it was pointed out in the sermonette, we are pilgrims and sojourners. We have a different way of life. We are to set that example in this particular way of life. He is simply saying, don't worship your God like the people around you. Don't worship your God like the people around you.

Recently I was talking with a person who attends one of the mainstream Protestant churches. And he was telling me, church for many at his church was no Bible. The Bible was not needed. They came to be entertained. They had their bands. They had a short sermon. They had these cute little games they would play in church. Sometimes just before the Super Bowl they had this little thing that was going on. It was all a part of their supposed worship. But the point was that they simply had this way of life. He said it was interesting, no Bible, they wear shorts to church, tee shirts, flip flops or running shoes.

And you know as well as I do that is not the way we worship God. We recognize from the Old Testament some very basic principles of clothing and the importance of it. I think we recognize simply in Romans 12:2 not to be confirmed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

1 Peter 1:14-15 puts it this way. Let me read it to you. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lust in your ignorance, but as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conduct. And I will add to that dress, as you will see in the rest of the sermon.

There is an error in the thinking by people. Sometimes I affects us in the church. I think it goes something like this. What I am wearing is modest when I compare what I am wearing with what the world is wearing around me. That is the thinking by some people. What I am wearing is modest when I compare what I am wearing and what the world around me is wearing. Sad problem is, it is immodest compared to what the church teaches is modesty. The church has a different standard and the church will stand behind that particular standard.

Let me be more specific today. Let me get down to some real nitty gritty stuff that we have talked about, that we have discussed and we have put out in articles, and we have also just put out this past week in Clothing To Be Worn On The Sabbath. There are five articles that have been written in the United News concerning topics such as sex and relationships between men and women, girls and guys, as well as material on modesty. They are entitled, "Good Sex, Bad Sex", "Heart to Heart Talk with Men and Teen Boys", "Heart to Heart Talk with Women and Teen Girls" and "Modesty, a Vanishing Virtue, part I" and "Vanishing Virtue, part II". We also put out a video over a year and a half ago on modesty by Mr. Jim Franks. Today I printed out for you copies specifically for you to read along with me this afternoon so you will know what the church teaches in this particular area. I printed out copies so that you can see one of the two most recent articles, and it has to do of course with the concept that we will deal with here, and that is the topic in just a little bit about "Heart to Heart Talk with Women and Teen Girls". We will get to that in a moment. You can have that in front of you because we are going to be going through it. This material is the official material from our newspaper of the United Church of God. It is a part of how we get out all of our material. I have covered all of this with a number of people. We have put together this material so this is not something that is coming from the mind of Richard Pinelli. It is not a personal thing. It is something that is there. These are not suggestions, brethren. These are the teachings of the United Church of God on this topic. We have standards, we have teachings, we have customs that we follow. These articles have the approval and backing of the organization, the Council of Elders, and are the latest material that we have put out to date. The reason I say that is because I want to be sure you understand this is not Richard's opinion. It is what has been written and approved by people outside of me.

We don't stand alone in all of this. Because there are several organizations that are there that have talked about their standards, I thought perhaps I would read to you from two different organizations to show you how they feel about dress and how they look at this whole concept. I am going to read a couple of paragraphs from one.

This particular one is a major mainstream church that keeps the Sabbath day. And it says, "We have been called out from the world. We are reformers. True religion which enters into every phase of life must have a molding influence on all of our activities. Our habits of life must stem from principles and not from example of the world around us. Customs and fashions may change with years but the principles of right conduct are always the same. Dress is an important factor in Christian character. Early in our history instruction was given as to the way a Christian should dress, the purpose for which was to protect the people of God from corrupting influences of the world, as well as to promote the physical and moral health. Truly, a comprehensive purpose. There is no virtue in dressing differently from those around us just to be different, but where the principles of refinement or morality are involved, the conscientious Christian will be true to his or her conviction rather than following the prevailing customs." There is more to it, but I will leave it at that.

There is a second one which happens to be a large school and it is also a religious organization, and they set down, just like many businesses have set down so far as people coming to work for them certain rules and regulations. And I want to just read to you some of them. This is not something we are saying we are following. We are simply showing you that they have put down some rules. "The dress and grooming of both men and women should always be modest and neat and clean, consistent with the dignity adherent to representing _____ Church and any of its institutions of higher education. Modesty and cleanliness are important values that reflect personal dignity and integrity to which students, staff, faculty represent the principles and standards of the church. (These are the standards that they follow.) Men: a clean and well cared for appearance must be maintained. Clothing is inappropriate when it is sleeveless, revealing, or form fitting. Shorts must be knee length or longer. Hairstyles should be clean and neat, avoiding extremes of style or colors, and trimmed above the collar, leaving the ears uncovered. (Let me tell you, if you want to go to this school, this is what you will do. We have not gone to some of these things. We are simply showing you some principles that I am going to cover with you in a few moments.) Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe or onto the cheek. If worn, mustaches must be neatly trimmed and they may not extend beyond or below the corners of the mouth. Men are expected to be clean-shaven. Beards are not acceptable. Earrings and other body piercings are not acceptable. Shoes should be worn in all public campus areas. Women, a clean and well cared for appearance should be maintained. Clothing is inappropriate when it is sleeveless, strapless, backless, or revealing, and has slits above the knees or is formfitting. Dresses, skirts and shorts must be knee length or longer. Hairstyles should be clean and neat, avoiding extremes in styles and colors. Excessive ear piercings, more than one per ear and all other body piercings are not acceptable. Shoes should be worn in all public campus areas. (Now they are pretty strong. And they have made those principles simply because they recognize they have a standard to follow. Now the Church of God has a standard and I am going to read that to you this afternoon.

What is the teaching of the United Church of God on the question of Sabbath dress? We will start with the men. This will also appear in the United News newspaper probably coming out this weekend.

For men, except in the tropical climates and islands of the tropics where the formal dress may be special shirts and dresses, or the custom may be other formal garments (I think we see that in Africa) we expect men to at least wear a shirt, tie and quality slacks. We believe most men can afford a suit, shirt, and tie and we will expect most men to be attired that way. Some in our congregations have found suits in places like Goodwill and other nonprofit outlets for $5 or $10 apiece. (I saw a person this morning who was wearing a beautiful tan suit and it cost him $10 to buy that at Goodwill.) If you have financial problems the church has said the pastors will privately help in this area. The same also applies to the women in God's church.

For women (this is the basic principle) For ladies we expect you to wear the best suit or pantsuit you can afford. Strapless dresses, halter-tops, and outfits which show a plunging neckline or backside are not acceptable Sabbath wear. Short revealing dresses and other clothing is explained very well on page 2 of this particular article. I would like you to turn there with me and I would like to read to you…it starts down under Wise and Unwise Decisions. The reason I am doing this is because some people do not read the United News. This is also going to be going out on tape to some of the churches as well so I want to be sure we have all of this information right before you. Under the section of Wise and Unwise Decisions this is paragraph number seven.

There is a difference between dressing attractively and dressing to attract. Many women wear clothing that is too low, too high, too tight, or too transparent. Much of it is way too formfitting, defining every curve exactly. Often clothing, body jewelry, and tattoos draw attention to body parts like printed words across ones breast or bottom.

We suggest (in the next paragraph, paragraph eight) the sit down test. Sit in a chair in front of a mirror. See if the hem of your skirt still reaches your knees and look in the mirror to see what others can see under your skirt. Then lean over to see if you can see down your blouse. Godly character is shown by not compromising even in small ways. He quotes the scripture over in Luke 16:10. She who is faithful in that which is least is also faithful in much.

(Paragraph nine.) Be aware that women's fashions change frequently to maintain sexual excitement and sales. For example, once the public is thoroughly accustomed to seeing bare midriffs, fashion designers will cover the belly and expose another part. Total nudity is less erotic than sexy packaging. Women in skimpier type clothing is more exciting and mysterious because she is tantalizing and teasing to a man in a way similar to a strip tease show. His appetite is stimulated to see and imagine more.

(Paragraph eleven.) The peek-a-boo effect is also erotic. Advertisers know that a split second sexy image can have as great an impact as a longer scene. Likewise high slits in skirts are like flashing lights. Now you see the thigh, now you don't. Also, sheer clothing and loose blouses, when a woman leans forward in sleeveless tops with loose armholes offer titillating peeks of skin and underwear.

Now that was written and went out about three or four weeks ago, and I thought I would quote that for you so we would have it.

Another aspect of this we need to look at is the fact that flip flops, beach sandals, and running shoes are not footwear for Sabbath services. As well, we should understand that beachwear even if you are in Hawaii, or Panama City Beach, or Jekyll Island for the Feast of Tabernacles is not acceptable for services. We have seen over in Hawaii several times that they were wearing halter tops and bare midriffs to services. That is not acceptable.

Now let me talk to the parents for just a moment. I was a parent. I have two children that have grown up. I had children that were teenagers and they went through the period of clothing, and you say, yeah, but that was way back in the dinosaur age. I know that. But that's okay because we had our problems back then. And I just want to explain to you that I need the parents' help to help us in this particular regard. It is not an easy task to shop and encourage proper dress among young people. It must begin somewhere, and the church has given you some basic guidelines now through the articles and through what is being said, and we hope you will support our efforts to raise our quality of dress for services. Some years ago just before going to Sabbath services my daughter came downstairs with inappropriate clothing. I won't tell you what it was, but it was inappropriate. And I saw her coming down the stairs, and I said to her…that means back up stairs. And she said, what? I said, you are not wearing that today to Sabbath services. Why? Because I said so. That's a bad answer, but it was the only answer because I saw that it was inappropriate. I stopped her, I sent her back upstairs, and she had to change. It was very difficult brethren, and I can tell you it was mighty cold in the car driving to Sabbath services that day. The look, the attitude, you could have cut it with a knife because it was so bad. But I will tell you, it never happened again. And the reason it didn't is because her dad was just a meany and he had to do that. Not just because I happened to be a minister and my daughter is to set an example, but the other side of that was it just was not appropriate.

So I encourage you to work with you family, I encourage you to work with your children. I know there are no stores that have the clothing like you need sometimes and I know it is a struggle. But I tell you, bend your knees and ask God for help and I think you will find, as I had to with my own children, I had to fight that fight even back in the ‘70s and ‘80s when it was a different situation and wasn't what we have today but there were serious problems.

I think we also need to understand for those of you sitting in this room that there have been people who have come to me from this congregation and from the other congregation in the morning and say, we have received numerous letters and verbal complaints over the last two years when I was the pastor about offensive clothing in Sabbath services. We have a duty not to offend our brethren. The Bible says in several places that we are not to do that. And I hope you will understand the importance of that, because ministers get that. Ministers are told that. And I told the people I would be working on it, and we have been working on it. We have been giving it, as we say, the college try.

Listen to what Romans 14 says. Romans 14:12-13. So then, every one of us shall give an account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another, but judge this rather that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. We simply have to understand that there are things that simply have to be done decently and in order, things that have to be done in a very modest way.

The apostle Paul went on to tell us over in 1 Corinthians 10:31-33. Notice what he says. Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God, even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of many, that they might be saved.

I think it is very, very important because I will tell you as I was your pastor, there were times when people would bend over and I would do this, I literally would do that. I have had to struggle with that, and I tried not to do anything that would be harmful or hurtful for people, but I will tell you I just felt it was time to say some things. The church has said, let's say the things that need to be said in a kind and a gentle way, but nevertheless we have had people who have found themselves very embarrassed or offended by some of those things.

Christ has given his ministry the responsibility to expound the Biblical principles, to encourage unity, to encourage togetherness, to encourage single-mindedness. That is the purpose behind what we are trying to do now with all of the customs and the traditions.

Let's go over to 1 Corinthians 11:2. Let's put this all together now and look at some principles as we go down the road to the end of the sermon. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:2, Now I praise you brethren that you remember me in all things and keep the ordinances (Old King James, the word is traditions) as I delivered them unto you.

There are traditions that we have. They are based on principle. They are based on concepts of the word of God as I show you the concept of dress in the Old Testament and in the New. Many times traditions are having to be given in order to fit the needs. Sometimes they are based on the times we live in. Sometimes they are based on the experiences the church is going through. It happened in Paul's day, and whenever the church sees the need to do so in future years we have to also realize that these are principles we have to apply to keep the church, as I said, encouraged in unity, togetherness, and single-mindedness on those basic principles.

Paul had to deal with unity and clarity in his time in society and had to make judgments in areas such as the following. There are six of them; let me read them to you.

• The Passover observance and how it was to be done. Remember some people were getting drunk on the Passover wine. Remember the problem he had to face there.

• He talked about hair lengths for both men and women. He talked about what was long and what was not long. He talked about the difficulties that were being faced.

• He talked about how services were to be conducted in relationship to speaking in other languages because there was confusion and there was a problem. Therefore, Paul had to make some judgments and decisions that needed to be rendered.

• In 2 Thessalonians 3 he talked about the laziness of people who decided to wait for the return of Christ and sponge off the brethren. And so what he did was, he began to show them that was wrong and if a man did not work he did not eat. So the apostle Paul put some teeth into that, and those individuals I assume went back into work because they did not want to starve.

• You see immorality in that part of the world. It was a terrible problem that had to be dealt with. And immorality is not any less in our society today.

• The sowing of discord and disrespect that was seen toward the ministry, and he had to deal with that in some of those areas that he had to work and deal with. 2 Corinthians 10:8, 13. For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority which the Lord has given us for edification (that is for building up) and not for your destruction. That is the purpose behind sometimes having to make some decisions, make some clarifications, teach some things. It is not to embarrass or run anybody down, but it is for the purpose of building up and keeping the body of Christ working together. Verse 13. But we will not boast of things beyond our measure but according to the measure of the rule which God has distributed unto us. That is a part of what our job is. It is a part of what the President has to do. It is a part of what the Council has to do. It is a part of what we need to be working on. That is, the rule which God has distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

So the principle is the church teaches these clear principles from God's word and expects all of us to follow those principles of modesty as we strive to come out of the world and be Christ like. We believe the way we appear before God on the Sabbath is very important; hence the articles that were written in the United News and the sermon today that we are giving. It is the standard we are giving based on Biblical principles, as you see. It is for edification and not for destruction. It is for the good of the church as we work together.

Last of all, one final thought, remember Leviticus 19:30. Remember I said to you in the beginning, our Sabbath keeping is to reflect our character and how much we understand about who the Almighty God is and what he is doing. Leviticus 19:30. It says simply, You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary. I am the Lord.

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What constitutes "formal" in God's eyes isn't always the same as "formal" in the eyes of "stiff" businessmen types who strangely insist on wearing an illogical rope around their neck, a pagan phallic symbol at that (that feels like it's choking those of with bad necks).
In the Bible they wore robes - not three piece suits. The Church of God should offer guidelines and leave it at that, not dictate like Carl Craven of the PCG once told me men were to wear a suit jacket, and I told him I got hot easily and was at least compromising by having it over my shoulders when I stood for prayer and to sing, and how being hot and sweaty distracted me from listening. He went on to say, "I remember when the ministers heard Herbert Armstrong in Texas, they were sitting there with sweat just rolling down their faces, and then Mr. Armstrong told them they could take off their jackets." I told him I thought they were stupid to need to be told to take off their jackets. And furthermore, God commanded the priests to wear materials that purposely did not cause sweat! (Ezek. 44:18) They were also barefoot.
I have seen, and been appalled, by a woman wearing SWEATS to Sabbath services. We are coming into the presence of the King, a formal environment, but today what we call semi-formal should be sufficient. It's interesting and hypocritical that those who mock religious Jews for wearing pagan headcoverings, kippot, skull caps, have their religious traditions of pagan ties.

I believe I met Mr. Pinelli during one of the celebrations of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.

Did you ever stop to think why Christians keep Sunday? Did they get it from the Bible? Is there a clear-cut command that says, "Thou shalt keep Sunday?" Why did Jesus worship on Saturday? Was it only because He was a good Jew? Or does it go beyond that?