Half of your truth is LIES!

Almost no one wants to hear the TRUTH…it is too simple. Rather than live in love (agape), we complicate, obfuscate, and wrestle with the baggage left to us by thousands of years of religious pretense. My silence has been my message…your opinions have been your judgment…the RECKONING is here…you have a few brief days to face the inner fire…the only hell there is.-Randy Maugans 03-26-2012

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Why I Am a Christian Iconoclast
I’m on a mission . . . from God.
by the late Rodney O. Lain
1998
What if half the things ever said
turned out to be a lie…
How will U know the truth?
If U were given all the answers
and U stopped to wonder why…
How will U know the truth?
“The Truth,”
- Prince

The truly discerning person will look for the Answer in the most unexpected places.

Throughout my short life, I have sought the Answer. The Answer to life. To death. To pain. To suffering. To frustration. And I’ve found the Answer. The panacea. The end-all and the be-all. The Alpha and the Omega.

It’s Jesus.

But not the Jesus you’ve been taught about. I’m talking about the Jesus best represented by Jesus in the Christian Bible. The “eating and drinking” man. The man who ate with sinners; the prostitutes, the whores, the lepers, the tax collectors.

This represents a God who favors no one.

The God (represented by the man) who was hated by the religious elites. The man who, by his very existence, overturned every single thing that the pious held dear. The man who was, ironically, the definitive Christian iconoclast.

Jesus was the man who saw beyond the ethnic chauvinism of his Jewish compeers and befriended a Samaritan whore, blessing her by giving her the most profound Christian doctrine ever created:

The time is coming when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, and that time is here already. You see, the Father too is actively seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth – John 4: 23-24, New Century Version

This was a man who was a friend of the friendless and was an enemy of the religious.

As I looked for this Jesus, I was sidetracked by religion – i.e., the preachers, “teachers,” “evangelists,” and other hireling-hucksters trying to make a buck off the Gospel by controlling people with biblicism and other forms of legalism.

It took me 30 years to realize that much of organized Christianity is designed to keep our wheels spinning. We are told to live the Gospel, but in the churches we are led to believe that the process of living this Gospel is a vicarious one: we are told that we are to live it by paying homage (and money) to an overclass of men and women “ministers” to preach, teach, baptize and proselytize – in effect, our mission is to pray and pay, they tell us. They tell us that we need church to survive spiritually. That we need the Bible. That we need their interpretations of the Bible.

I’m here to tell you that it ain’t so, if you’ll excuse the grammar.

Take a moment to listen to me and to my friends. Don’t answer this matter before hearing it. Allow us to argue our case for pure, simple, Jesus-only Christianity. What do you have to lose? Silver and gold we do not have, but we do have this to give to you: In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, take up your bed and walk – away from your dead life in a dead church and into a vibrant life of loving your neighbor, the way you were meant to love them: without an organizational church needlessly intermediating between you and God.

Heed and remain mindful of my favorite Scripture, Isaiah 1:18: “Come and let us reason together.

Grace and peace be unto you.

Rodney O. Lain,
Somewhere in Minnesota…

 

The Snares of Usury: Mega-Church Foreclosures

Jesus drove the money-changers out of the temple—NOW they own it!

“You shall not charge interest to your brother — interest on money or food or anything that is lent out at interest.
“To a foreigner you may charge interest, but to your brother you shall not charge interest, that the LORD your God may bless you in all to which you set your hand in the land which you are entering to possess.” -Deuteronomy 23:19,20

“Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste, Distorts its surface And scatters abroad its inhabitants.
And it shall be: As with the people, so with the priest; As with the servant, so with his master; As with the maid, so with her mistress; As with the buyer, so with the seller; As with the lender, so with the borrower; As with the creditor, so with the debtor. The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered, For the LORD has spoken this word.” -Isaiah 24:1-3

Banks Foreclosing on Churches in Record Numbers

Banks are foreclosing on America’s churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data.

The surge in church foreclosures represents a new wave of distressed property seizures triggered by the 2008 financial crash, analysts say, with many banks no longer willing to grant struggling religious organizations forbearance.

Since 2010, 270 churches have been sold after defaulting on their loans, with 90 percent of those sales coming after a lender-triggered foreclosure, according to the real estate information company CoStar Group.

In 2011, 138 churches were sold by banks, an annual record, with no sign that these religious foreclosures are abating, according to CoStar. That compares to just 24 sales in 2008 and only a handful in the decade before.

The church foreclosures have hit all denominations across America, black and white, but with small to medium size houses of worship the worst. Most of these institutions have ended up being purchased by other churches.

The highest percentage have occurred in some of the states hardest hit by the home foreclosure crisis: California, Georgia, Florida and Michigan.

“Churches are among the final institutions to get foreclosed upon because banks have not wanted to look like they are being heavy handed with the churches,” said Scott Rolfs, managing director of Religious and Education finance at the investment bank Ziegler.

Church defaults differ from residential foreclosures. Most of the loans in question are not 30-year mortgages but rather commercial loans that typically mature after just five years when the full balance becomes due immediately.

Its common practice for banks to refinance such loans when they come due. But banks have become increasingly reluctant to do that because of pressure from regulators to clean up their balance sheets, said Rolfs.

“A lot of these loans were given when the properties were evaluated at a certain level in 2005 or 2006,” Rolfs said. “Banks have had to reappraise the value of these properties, whether it’s a church or a commercial office building. Values have gone down, so the loans cannot continue in the same form.”

The factors leading to the boom in church foreclosures will sound familiar to many private homeowners evicted from their properties in recent years.

During the property boom, many churches took out additional loans to refurbish or enlarge, often with major lenders or with the Evangelical Christian Credit Union, which was particularly aggressive in lending to religious institutions.

Then after the financial crash, many churchgoers lost their jobs, donations plunged, and often, so did the value of the church building.

CONGREGATIONS IN TROUBLE

Solid Rock Christian Church near Memphis, Tennessee, took out a $2.9 million loan with the Evangelical Christian Credit Union at the beginning of 2008, to construct a new, 2,000 seat, 34,000 square-foot building to house its growing congregation.

In the middle of construction, the economy crashed. The church raided its savings to finish the project, but ended up defaulting on the loan.

The ECCU foreclosed and put the church up for auction.

“We are still fighting this,” a church spokesman told Reuters. “We have filed for bankruptcy to stop this foreclosure and to restructure our debt.”

At the iconic Charles Street African American Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, churchgoers and clergy accuse the bank of being unwilling to negotiate.

The church is being threatened with foreclosure and a March 22 auction by its lender OneUnited bank, America’s largest black-owned bank.

The bank says the church, which was founded in 1818 and played a major role in the anti-slavery movement, has defaulted on a $1.1 million balloon loan that came due in December 2011.

A balloon loan is a long-term loan, often a mortgage, that has a large, or balloon, payment due upon maturity. They often have very low interest payments and require little capital outlay during the life of the loan due to the large end payment.

The church is also involved in separate litigation with OneUnited involving a 2006 loan of $3.6 million that financed the refurbishment of two buildings into a community center.

“We want to refinance and we want to pay. It’s doable, we have the means to do it but we can only do it if they actually sit down and talk to us,” said the Rev. Gregory G. Groover Snr, the church’s pastor.

Groover said the church did not default by missing monthly payments, but is in trouble because the loan ballooned.

“We don’t have a million dollars to pay off the loan. I don’t know what church does. The idea of auctioning off a church is senseless,” he said.

In a statement provided to Reuters, OneUntied said it was not its practice to discuss the details of “any discreet customer relationship”.

“It is not the practice of the Bank to exercise collection remedies including foreclosure in the absence of good cause. We trust the community will not rush to judgment without full knowledge of all the facts,” it said.

Axel Adams, an Atlanta, Georgia official with the Rainbow PUSH coalition, the civil rights and economic justice organization led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, said he had seen a “tremendous increase” in churches facing foreclosure.

“And some pastors have not notified their congregants,” Adams said. “They are fearful that if they do, they will lose congregants prematurely.”

Flat Rock Church in Lithonia, Georgia, which dates back to 1860, took out an $850,000 balloon loan with Sun Trust Bank in 2005 to fund a new 300-seat church.

In May 2010 the loan became due. The bank foreclosed and the church is due to be auctioned off next month.

“The bank has refused to negotiate and to this day I just don’t know why,” said Binita Miles, the church pastor.

A spokesman for Sun Trust said: “We view foreclosure as an action of last resort. We have been working for several years to address the issue with the client in hopes of avoiding foreclosure.”

There are more than 300,000 churches in the United States.

“The church foreclosure market isn’t anything extraordinary,” said Rolfs. “It’s simply another byproduct of the credit bubble.”

SOURCE here. Written by Tim Reid, Reuters, LA

 

The Ground Beneath Them…

towers-fallEvents are rarely what they seem in the crumbling realities of the present era. They can be contrived, they can be manipulated, and they can be suppressed…in some cases, though, they can no longer be controlled. Planet Earth has been controlled for millenia by forces just barely comprehensible to the human mind. Forces both within and beyond our planetary reality.

History is replete with stories, accounts, and mythological tales of the captivity of mankind by beings driven by raw greed and perverse lust for power over man. Our so-called ‘civilized’ modern world continues the saga of wars, mass death, starvation, cruel oppression, and blind destruction. The rulers of humanity are both natural and supernatural, empowered by forces we ascribe as ‘evil’. Those who truly see the continuum of history readily agree that this evil is foreign to the conscience of “normal” mortals, yet man seemingly lives to serve these ‘unseen gods.’

The ages are shifting…man is waking up, ever so slowly, and so have certain segments of humanity who were born in this time to counter the ages of evil rule. As we watch dominoes slowly tumble, notice is being served to the rulers of the world that their time is ending, and that now even the very ground beneath their feet is beginning to shift .

“They have now been warned…they went over the line…” -anonymous source

“Not a typical earthquake…?”

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck 180 miles from Denver, Colorado, with tremors felt in the neighboring states of Kansas and New Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It did not caused any major impacts save for some minor structural damage at homes near the epicenter and minor damages to highways nearby.The quake is the largest since a 5.7 magnitude (man-made) earthquake in 1973.  The biggest earthquake to strike the region on record was a 6.6 magnitude quake that struck in 1882.

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 38 miles outside of Richmond, Virginia, according to the USGS.  The quake rippled all the way from Georgia to New York.

No major damage, injuries, or fatalities were reported. Perhaps the most notable physical damage is a crack in the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.  The quake did, however, cause traffic delays and massive (but short) evacuation from buildings all over the East Coast.

My source has told me the August 22-23 “seismic events” (we’ll call it that for now) were NOT an earthquakes—nor were they  nuclear events, as is being speculated in the alternative media. A source known to this writer as a knowledgeable “insider”, has directly stated that the events were, in fact, a final warning to the elites in D.C. that their days are numbered. They have now been warned…they went over the line”,  was how it  was presented in the conversation.

Forces working at the top levels of global power (think: “blood line families”) have been deeply divided in recent times over the machinations of the toxic leadership in the westernized axis of power (NATO, World Bank, IMF, and allied financial/military powers), and a select group have now begun to respond on instructions from concerned elites—a group who are not involved in the negative global actions that have triggered financial collapses (whereby major banking arms of the Rothchild group have pillaged $100 billions for “profit-taking”), the riots across the middle east and resulting fall of “old guard” leaders, and the March 11, 2011 “tsunami” of Japan (a nuclear triggered event)—as well as the continuing disaster of the Gulf of Mexico “oil spil” (“Gaping Wound”), in addition to the doctrine of perpetual war which has plagued the world since World War II.

This writer was informed that what actually occurred in the underground “events” of August 22nd and 23rd were, in fact, a directed energy weapon aimed at underground tunnels used by the elites in their activities. This weapon is both exotic—and one of “their” own creation—their weapons are now turned upon “them.”

The east coast event followed the 5.3 seismic event in Colorado, which occurred on Monday night at 11:46, Mountain Time; and was was centered at nine miles from Trinidad, CO, with shocks felt in Greeley, CO 350 miles north and into Kansas and New Mexico. Both quakes were remarkable for being centered in areas where activity is very rare, and distinguished by a lack of damage “on the ground”; and both were notable for the shallowness of the blasts, as well as the wide areas in which the events werefelt.

Trinidad, CO is 251 miles northeast of the underground bases located in Dulce, NM; while the east coast event occurred at Mineral, VA which is 77 miles south of the Washington, D.C./Alexandria, VA axis of the Nation’s Capitol. It is widely”speculated” that the D.C./Virginia/Maryland/W. Virginia area is dotted with underground tunnels and roads used in military and government operations. Impact from the east coast event traveled as far west as Cleveland, OH, and as far north as New York state.

Within hours of the Washington, D.C. event, the National Weather Service began issuing warnings about Hurricane Irene, which ramped up over the next 48 hours, resulting in shutdowns of major services from the Carolinas to Long Island, NY. Irene became the news—or rather non-news—that then dominated the cable networks over the next 72 hours, despite the storm failing to produce anything near the predicted “disaster” that was predicted on the media, and conveniently driving the two seismic events off the front stage of news coverage.

Can anyone connect dots? The major media has been largely silent in following up on the two seismic events; there has been little, or none forensics coming from the US Geological Service, and thanks to media complicity, very few are making the connections between the Colorado and Virginia incidents, with their glaring anomalies. Even the alternative media is largely dumbstruck; and the few reports that do call the details to attention, fail to note the connections of the two events, and the convenient tropical storm, with one exception.

BrokenAngelWhatever actually happened within these two incredibly similar events, it is clear that “they” don’t want to talk about it. How could such a wide swath of tremors be felt over a 300 square mile radius and NOT have yielded ground level damage? How is it that the most visible damage occurred to twocracks-washington-monument structures which are venerated by the elites in Washington, DC—the obelisk called the Washington Monument, and the National Cathedral where the elites play religion?

An article at Presscore.ca stated the following:

http://presscore.ca/2011/?p=2261 (Note: the URL is now posting another story. The article was, in fact, blocked on the web within the US; this writer was only able to access the site using an IP address anonymizer program, and certain graphics were blocked from within the US.)

Seismology charts are now revealing that the 5.8 magnitude tremor that rattled the entire East Coast including Washington DC was not a natural earthquake but an earthquake that resulted from an underground  nuclear detonation.  The image above is a seismograph from Washington and Lee University, (similar one found on www2.tricities.com website) about 85 miles southwest of the earthquake’s epicenter in Mineral.  The green lines indicates the tremor that was felt in Washington DC which caused damaged to the Washington Memorial and the Washington National Cathedral.  The black lines is a transparent overlay of a seismograph from a pdf file from Virginia Division Mineral Resources on Earthquakes.  That file describes a typical natural occurring earthquake as:
“When a fault ruptures, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. The first waves to reach the earth’s surface are primary or “P” waves (Figure 2). P waves are compressional waves that travel at a speed of about four miles per second near the surface – faster as depth increases. The next waves to reach the earth’s surface are secondary or “S” waves. S waves are shear waves that move at a speed of about 1.5 miles per second. P and S waves are body waves that travel through the earth much like sonar waves travel through water. Surface waves, which are slower than S waves, travel along the surface of the earth much like waves at the surface of the ocean. S waves and surface waves cause the most destruction at the earth’s surface.”
What is missing from the seismograph for the Washington DC area 5.8 magnitude earthquake are the primary or “P” waves.  All earthquakes that are the direct result of fault rupture have these primary or “P” waves.  Nuclear detonations do not.  Underground nuclear detonations are very violent and immediate with no forewarnings whatsoever. An underground detonation would account for the missing “P” seismic waves for the Washington DC 5.8 magnitude earthquake.  If you’ve ever witnessed a controlled demolition of a building you would no doubt describe the earth tremors as millions of people are now describing what it felt like on August 23, 2011 all along the East coast.
Air Force tunnel boring machine links deep underground military bases across U.S.
I was pointed to this overlooked piece of evidence by someone who claimed to be with the United States Air Force.  The story submission appeared to be sent by mistake as nothing was visible in the body of the submission.  Instead of sending it to the trash I thought I would apply an old intelligence trick I was taught back in 1989.  I right clicked my mouse on the body of the submission and selected all, then copy.  I then opened up the notepad and selected paste from the menu.   You would expect nothing to be pasted as there was nothing in the body of the submission but, just as I thought, a paragraph was pasted into the notepad.  What was revealed was 1 paragraph whereby who ever sent it stated he was a member of the United States Air Force.  He stated that the Virginia 5.8 magnitude earth “wasn’t a natural earthquake and not a HAARP earthquake”.  He told me to find a seismograph of the Washington DC area earthquake and compare it to a past earthquake.  Then he stated that I should Google DUMB or Deep Underground Military Bases.  He ended by stating “the ABC warnings are real”.  I tried to trace the IP of the submission but they don’t exists.
Based on the discrepancy between a natural earthquake and an underground nuclear detonation (used seismographs from the North Korea underground nuclear detonation and past U.S. underground nuclear tests), it would appear that yes there was an earthquake but an earthquake created as a result of an underground nuclear detonation.  It would also appear that the United States Air Force has intercepted a nuclear bomb that was being transported via the deep underground tunnel systems that links secret deep underground military bases across the United States, to Washington DC.  It would appear that some people in the United States Air Force are taking action to prevent another false flag attack on US soil.  It is good to know that there are still people in the United States military who are upholding their oath to defend the United States from all its enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Seismology charts are now revealing that the 5.8 magnitude tremor that rattled the entire East Coast including Washington DC was not a natural earthquake but an earthquake that resulted from an underground  nuclear seismograph-082311detonation.  The image (left)  is a seismograph from Washington and Lee University, (similar one found on www2.tricities.com website) about 85 miles southwest of the earthquake’s epicenter in Mineral.  The green lines indicates the tremor that was felt in Washington DC which caused damaged to the Washington Memorial and the Washington National Cathedral.  The black lines is a transparent overlay of a seismograph from a pdf file from Virginia Division Mineral Resources on Earthquakes.  That file describes a typical natural occurring earthquake as:
“When a fault ruptures, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. The first waves to reach the earth’s surface are primary or “P” waves (Figure 2). P waves are compressional waves that travel at a speed of about four miles per second near the surface – faster as depth increases. The next waves to reach the earth’s surface are secondary or “S” waves. S waves are shear waves that move at a speed of about 1.5 miles per second. P and S waves are body waves that travel through the earth much like sonar waves travel through water. Surface waves, which are slower than S waves, travel along the surface of the earth much like waves at the surface of the ocean. S waves and surface waves cause the most destruction at the earth’s surface.”
What is missing from the seismograph for the Washington DC area 5.8 magnitude earthquake are the primary or “P” waves.  All earthquakes that are the direct result of fault rupture have these primary or “P” waves.  Nuclear detonations do not.  Underground nuclear detonations are very violent and immediate with no forewarnings whatsoever. An underground detonation would account for the missing “P” seismic waves for the Washington DC 5.8 magnitude earthquake.  If you’ve ever witnessed a controlled demolition of a building you would no doubt describe the earth tremors as millions of people are now describing what it felt like on August 23, 2011 all along the East coast.
Air Force tunnel boring machine links deep underground military bases across U.S.
I was pointed to this overlooked piece of evidence by someone who claimed to be with the United States Air Force.  The story submission appeared to be sent by mistake as nothing was visible in the body of the submission.  Instead of sending it to the trash I thought I would apply an old intelligence trick I was taught back in 1989.  I right clicked my mouse on the body of the submission and selected all, then copy.  I then opened up the notepad and selected paste from the menu.   You would expect nothing to be pasted as there was nothing in the body of the submission but, just as I thought, a paragraph was pasted into the notepad.  What was revealed was 1 paragraph whereby who ever sent it stated he was a member of the United States Air Force.  He stated that the Virginia 5.8 magnitude earth “wasn’t a natural earthquake and not a HAARP earthquake”.  He told me to find a seismograph of the Washington DC area earthquake and compare it to a past earthquake.  Then he stated that I should Google DUMB or Deep Underground Military Bases.  He ended by stating “the ABC warnings are real”.  I tried to trace the IP of the submission but they don’t exist.
Based on the discrepancy between a natural earthquake and an underground nuclear detonation (used seismographs from the North Korea underground nuclear detonation and past U.S. underground nuclear tests), it would appear that yes there was an earthquake but an earthquake created as a result of an underground nuclear detonation. It would also appear that the United States Air Force has intercepted a nuclear bomb that was being transported via the deep underground tunnel systems that links secret deep underground military bases across the United States, to Washington DC.  It would appear that some people in the United States Air Force are taking action to prevent another false flag attack on US soil.  It is good to know that there are still people in the United States military who are upholding their oath to defend the United States from all its enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Strange Anomalies With The Virginia Earthquake

Below are six abnormalities about the Virginia earthquake that should warrant further investigation:

Location:
The location is the most obvious anomaly for such a powerful quake. Although the area of the U.S. where the earthquake initiated sits on the edge of an ancient tectonic plate called the Craton Plate, it is considered a relatively dormant or settled area.  In other words, it’s not a very active earthquake zone.  Therefore, any noticeable earthquake is unusual, let alone a 5.9 monster that was reportedly felt 500 miles away. Furthermore, if one is inclined to believe that earthquakes can be manipulated, the epicenter occurring close to Washington D.C. (with all its sensitive military and government infrastructure) raises some suspicions. Admittedly, that’s conjecture, but considering the following oddities it might be more believable by the end of the article.

Unusually Shallow Depth: The initial hypocenter (depth) of the quake reported by the establishment media was, wait for it, wait for it, only 0.1 miles or about 528 feet (161 meters) deep. That’s right, AFP announced the depth with certainty, “The Pentagon, the US Capitol and monuments in the nation’s capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.1 miles underground.”  The depth was later adjusted to a more believable 3.7 miles (5.95 kilometers) beneath the surface. Still, shallow-focus quakes usually only occur in areas abundant in seismic activity, like the ring of fire. And the depths of those shallow-focus earthquakes are usually in the tens of kilometers deep.  The Earth’s crust in the Eastern U.S. where “the fault lines are more healed” is described by CBS News as “older and colder” than out West. Which, according to Wikipedia, means it should have been a deep-focus earthquake with a depth ranging from 300 to 700 kilometers.  Certainly not one barely below the Earth’s surface.

Odd Seismograph Reading: A reporter from Press Core received an anonymous email from someone claiming to be in the U.S. Air Force that stated the Virginia earthquake “wasn’t a natural earthquake and not a HAARP earthquake.”  The reporter was instructed to find a seismograph of the Washington DC area earthquake and compare it to a past earthquakes and seismic readings of the alleged underground nuclear test by North Korea that resulted in a 4.7 magnitude tremor at a depth of zero.

Seismograph of Virginia quake in green – Washington and Lee University (85 miles from epicenter)

Press Core writes, the green lines indicate the blunt tremor that was felt in Washington D.C. and the black lines are a transparent overlay of a seismograph from a pdf file from Virginia Division Mineral Resources on Earthquakes. That file describes a typical natural occurring earthquake as:

When a fault ruptures, energy is released in the form of seismic waves. The first waves to reach the earth’s surface are primary or ‘P’ waves (Figure 2). P waves are compressional waves that travel at a speed of about four miles per second near the surface – faster as depth increases. The next waves to reach the earth’s surface are secondary or ‘S’ waves. S waves are shear waves that move at a speed of about 1.5 miles per second. P and S waves are body waves that travel through the earth much like sonar waves travel through water. Surface waves, which are slower than S waves, travel along the surface of the earth much like waves at the surface of the ocean. S waves and surface waves cause the most destruction at the earth’s surface.

The article concludes: “What is missing from the seismograph for the Washington DC area 5.8 magnitude earthquake are the primary or ‘P’ waves. All earthquakes that are the direct result of fault rupture have these primary or ‘P’ waves. Nuclear detonations do not.”

Distance Felt: As my introduction stated, I’ve never “felt” an earthquake whose epicenter was farther than 50 miles away.  Of course, this doesn’t mean that it’s not possible, as clearly this was felt upwards of 500 miles from the epicenter.  The CBS article quoted above that referred to the crust as “older and colder” also uses that argument to explain why tremors were felt so far away: “The East is far less seismically active — but when earthquakes do hit, that hard ground is far more effective at conducting the seismic waves. When you hit it, it rings like a bell,” said Christopher Scholz a professor of geophysics at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.”  This seems a bit contradictory given the shallow depth of the quake, but there may be some validity to the “bell” theory.  The fact remains, earthquakes whose effects travel long distances are uncommon, hence the reason for the CBS article about why the quake was so “widely felt.”

‘Remarkably Low’ Number of Aftershocks: Amy Vaughan, a geophysicist with the USGS Earthquake Information Center in Colorado told CBS News that “For the size earthquake that occurred, I think the number of aftershocks so far has been remarkably low.” Don Blakeman, another geophysicist at the Earthquake Information Center, added “Typically, the larger the quake, the longer and the greater extent of aftershocks. Shallow earthquakes like the one in Virginia also tend to generate numerous aftershocks.” The lack of aftershocks led the USGS to report that the Virginia quake may be just a foreshock of something larger to come. A foreshock is an earthquake that occurs before a larger seismic event (the mainshock) and is related to it in both time and space.  I’m not sure what this means other than it’s just another abnormality about this quake.

Image source - Enterprise Mission

Instantaneously Knocked Irene Off Course: Kevin Hayden and Glenn Kreisberg reported “Coincidentally, the time frame leading up to Virginia/DC/New York area experiencing freak seismic activity, Hurricane Irene begins to weaken and move off course, avoiding its initial path of Havanna, inland Florida, the Carolinas, and eventually, the Washington, DC area. The newly projected paths show that it may barely clip the eastern coast, if at all. Just as Ophelia did when it threatened the same region.”  Irene stalled and changed directions similar to Ophelia seen in the graphic provided.  Clearly, these types of drastic changes are not a natural path for hurricanes.

A few articles have speculated that HAARP earthquake weapons were to blame, in conjunction with manipulating hurricane Irene. Indeed, when one knows even the basic capabilities of HAARP, this does not seem too far-fetched.  Press Core seems to think the seismic data proves it was more similar to an underground nuclear detonation. One thing is for sure, the mysterious characteristics of the Virginia quake seem to indicate that it was not a typical earthquake.

It is YOU, dear readers, that must inspect the data, and read between the lines. Even as the elite power structure has assembled weapons of unimaginable power…including the ability to harness the powers of the heavens…there are forces which “they” do not control. There are those who believe that mankind has the right to use their free will and higher conscience to choose freedom, and to overthrow the reptilian masters who have ridden roughshod for far too long.

There are those who will fight FOR you…If you will fight WITH them in your minds, hearts, and spirits. Free will means we do co-create the future, it requires the heart to be willing to envision life without puppet masters.

Born in the USA, The Royal Screw, and Dead Again

It’s Disneyland in America…the NWO rolled out the BIG 3 ring circus over the last week…all the basic food groups: imbred royals, illegitimate president, and a dead guy who no one knew was ALIVE!

We dearly love our delusions, don’t we?

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” -Adolph Hitler

Born In the USA?

Where does one start with the “new reality” on planet earth? First up: the Obama birth certificate. How many different twists does a road need

obama-hawaiito present before it goes straight? After endless denials, a romp through the Supreme Court, and posturings  from the aisles of congress…Obama’s handlers needed to produce something after the “Donald” (Trump that is) did a throw down showdown on the issue of Obama’s birth certificate. Now, no one ever said these guys were good at their distortions…they don’t need to be…the people of planet earth, and especially Americans, are collectively dumber than a bag of rocks.

They bought the JFK assassination story…magic bullet and all, the endless obfuscation around Watergate…and even swallowed the big lies of  9-11. The presidential pedigree should have been a stroll in the park…just toss the dumb bastards something…and “something” is what they produced:

oboma certificate longform

One other detail: the Illuminati have a dark sense of humor. They do like to “stick it in your face”, to wit we point out the rather humorous “pun” embedded in this fraudulent document. Note the signature of the “Registrar” on the certificate is “U K L Lee”—now think Hawaii, think a devious punster forced to forge a legal document that affects the so-called “leader of the free world”—think like a prankster: “UKELELE”—hahaha! We get it fellows! Nice? Anyone in the “legitimate” press ever bother to check out who this guy is? I doubt it.

royals

Nothing says “fantasy” like watching the imbreds of Windsor bring in some fresh blood to keep the ‘reptillian creep’ away.

While the more sober amongst the British subjects know they not only pay out the keister for the privilege, but abhor the royals; Americans suck this up like the rubes they truly are…gigantic diversion, and well-planned: Diana Redux…another crop of big-toothed offspring will no doubt serve to amuse the rabble as they stroll gleefully off into submission to Prince William’s future kingdom of horror.

bin laden beardDead Again?

He’s cool…he’s bad…and he’s dead again. Maybe Blue Oyster Cult can reform and record the theme song (recall 1981′s “Joan Crawford”? ). As Libya goes south (What? NATO can’t take out a country half the size of California?) and the hapless American need s a refresher on the mission statement…the news is gaga (not HER!) over the release of  a photo(shopped) of the now dead Osama Bin Laden…One can only hope this round he got his virgins…lends alll new meaning to the term, “twice dead.

Gotta hand it to the guy: he had the class to dye his beard before the getting his face beat in!

Welcome to your absurd reality, sports fans! The delusion is so thick now you need a spatula to scrape it off.

Birthquake: The Beginning

03-11-2011

Another “11″ series…this will riff all year. Andy Colvin talks about this in the Exotica show…

“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.”-Revelation 12:12

Tokyo (CNN) — The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfing towns, dragging houses onto highways and tossing cars and boats like toys.

Local media reported at least 50 deaths, with more casualties feared.

And the 8.9-magnitude quake, which struck at 2:46 p.m. local time, prompted the U.S. National Weather Service to issue a tsunami warning for at least 50 countries and territories.

No Free Speech “In Zion’s Name?”

by Randy Maugans, The Threshing Floor
December 24, 2010

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Related: The Zionist ‘Memory Hole’

The pressure to choke off political dissent, a/k/a “free speech” continues to roll unabated in America. The latest fiasco involves the efforts of Christians United For Israel (CUFI), the American pro-Israel lobby group headed by Pastor John Hagee, to prevent the posting of ads by Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign onto Seattle buses:

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The ad campaign highlights the $30 billion pledge of military aid to Israel under a 2007 Memorandum of Understanding. The ads also present a stark picture of atrocities and suspension of human rights by Israel towards the Palestinians in occupied territories, and the American government’s ongoing complicity with what can only be called “apartheid” bordering on Nazi-style concentration camps.

CUFI on December 23, 2010 posted a “Rapid Response Action Alert” email to their membership, calling for emails to officials in King County, Washington, with an urgent request to “block the … inciteful ad from appearing on Seattle buses.” In the week leading up to the CUFI action alert, King county officials had received 2,000 e-mails to asking them to reject this ad.  Within five hours — by 7:00 pm EST — our action alert had generated three times as many e-mails — almost 6,000 — to these same government officials.

CUFI reported today on its website the following:

“We are thrilled to report that your voices have been heard and that your efforts have paid off.  At 7:00 p.m. EST today, King County Executive, Dow Constatine announced a new policy governing advertising on buses that, among other things, will block the proposed anti-Israel ad from appearing on city buses.”

And adding that:

“Now that the anti-Israel ad will not run, we no longer see the need to respond with our own ad telling the truth about Israel.”

Clearly, the leadership and rank and file of CUFI prefer suppression of free speech in the public arena rather than the exchange of solid, verifiable facts. The Zionist state prevails in its efforts to prevent a balanced exchange of ideas, and the revelation of of details to the American public about the plight of the Palestinian people. The CUFI pressure group, with a near stranglehold on the US Congress has now succeeded in choking off dissent on the regional level, stopping an exercise of free speech in the market place of ideas, and effectively using a minority pressure group to stifle politcal awareness to the general public under the rubric of “hate speech.”

The Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign has announced, concurrent with the ads:

“A vigil and protest in downtown Seattle on Monday, December 27, starting at 5:00 pm at 4th & Pine St.   The walking vigil will be in memory of those killed in Israel’s assault on Gaza and in protest of Israel’s ongoing crimes against human rights.  December 27, 2008 was the first day of Israel’s three-week military offensive against the captive population of Gaza, which resulted in the deaths of more than 1,400 Palestinians, most of them non-combatants, more than 300 of them children.”

The spirit of America has traditionally been one of assured rights to unpopular opinion and the freedom to disseminate objective information in the political forum. Now, in the landscape of a culture ruled by political bias and well-financed lobby groups, Americans face suppression by the few of the many. Each year since 2007 CUFI has met in Washington, D.C. and exercised its own free speech rights to lobby Capitol Hill en masse in the interests of the already dominant Israeli Lobby.

The American people and their tax dollars are the “grease” for Israel’s war machine. Are we not entitled to know of the practices we subsidize; of the racist agenda of Israel, and the slow, quiet apartheid and genocide of the people in Gaza? Just as American banking interests financed Hitler during the build up of the Nazi Party in the 1930s, today it seems we now publicly finance another holocaust—one perpetrated by the very people who were, in fact, one of Hitler’s targets.

And it is the American Evangelical Christian Right which, from one corner of its mouth invokes the holocaust; and from the other, continues the same spirit of suppression and political justification of genocidal policies that were the enabling of the Nazis. Without free speech, unimpeded by special interest groups like CUFI, America falls into the same ghastly trap that befell the German people in World War II!

Links:

Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign

CUFI Rapid Response Action Alert




Apocalypse Concrète-Part 3

“Apocalypse Concrète”-Part 1-Introduction

“Apocalypse Concrète”-Part 2-Prophecy Hollywood-style

Review: The focus of this series, “Apocalypse Concrète” is to critque the culture that has grown around “Bible Prophecy.” Most—if not all so-called prophecy teaching in now corrupt because the “church”, which is NOT an institution of men, but of Christ, has

concrete-3apostatized from its original intent. Because it has not been “alien” to the cultures around it, but has snycretized it—just as did the original “church”, known as Israel. And because scripture was once viewed as divinely imparted and to be divinely interpreted, but is now handled by the “brute beasts” of false doctrine wed to a culture of “info-tainment.”

To, again, present the premise of this series of articles, we revisit the opening definitions, introduced in the first installment:

concrète (French)-used in conjunction with the term musique , to denote a form of art that fused disparate elements of electronic and natural sounds to create a recorded montage  presented as a conceptual musical composition. We borrow the term as a comparative for the topic of this article.

con-cret-ize -transitive verb   : to make concrete, specific, or definite  intransitive verb   : to become concrete.

The concrète-ization of prophecy is, like it’s musical comparative, an effort to fuse seemingly disparate elements into a “seamless whole”. As this series will explore in subsequent installments, modern day so-called “Bible Prophecy” has been shaped into a montage of  destruction scenes, grand scale deaths by plague, supernatural apparitions, and repeated destructions of the physical Earth. It has taken on the aspects and qualities of hundreds of science fiction novels, comic books, and high dollar special effect films. Moreover, it has now morphed into a narcotic form of obsession by cult personalities who market and merchandise this vision to gullible, Biblically illiterate believers and the world-at-large. The result: deception on a grand scale and MISSING the more nuanced fulfillments that history and scripture record. It is not about “preterism” or “pre-millenialism”—or any other theological inventions—but about RIGHTLY dividing the Word of God, and understanding HOW prophecy is fulfilled before our eyes.

A heady brew of ancient mysteries, modern apparitions, and “stones and bones” science have merged into the 21st century Christian epoch in the form of “Christian UFOlogy“. Fueled by the the now famous Roswell Incident of 1947, and fanned by the need to engage large affluent “audiences” who trek into the new “seeker friendly” Evangelical theaters, an entire market has grown around preoccupation with end times expectations of the return of the Nephilim (Genesis 6).

“E.T. Barnum” and Company

High profile expositors of this new “exotica” include Evangelical teachers like Chuck Missler (The Return of the Nephilim), Michael S. Heiser, author of The Façade, Dr. Lynn Marzulli, author of The Nephilim TrilogyDr. I.D.E. Thomas, author of The Omega Conspiracy, Cal Thomas, LA Times Syndicate, Barbara Simpson, author of The Babe in the Bunker, Jacques Vallee, author of Messengers of Deception, Dr. Stephen Yulish, retired professor and researcher, and David Flynn, author of Cydonia: The Secret Chronicles of Mars, along with a universe of eager, gullible droogies who more resemble a Star Trek convention than followers of Christ.

maloneIn fact, these “Christian UFOlogists” now inhabit the very “sacred ground” once hallowed by geeky sci-fi adherents: Roswell, NM. Take Guy Malone, for instance,  who was subsidised by his home church congregation to go to Roswell as an “outreach ministry”, now holds annual UFO Conferences, called “The Ancient of Days”, under the banner of end times prophecy, “deliverance ministry”, and the allure of battling ancient fallen angels.

Abetted by cohorts such as “excorcist”, Russ Dizdar (Black Awakening), and the above mentioned Flynn, Heiser and Marzulli; and aided by non-believer new agers in attendance, Malone has parleyed his “outreach” into a nationally advertised, well-staged event that overflows with book and video sales opportunities.

In what can only be called “branding”, these new ministers have merchandised the apocalypse with a wide range of various (and often conflicting) end times messages that make the Bible look like it was published by Marvel Comics. These end times Christian UFO cults which have emerged in the last decade are the product of ambitious imaginations, extra-Biblical literature, and an onslaught of reporting of mysterious supernatural events such as “alien abductions”, UFO close encounters, and ritual abuse. In turn, those events are closely related to the disclosures of CIA operations such as MK Ultra and the plethora of occult practices by high level government officials, agents, and scientists. It is the heady stuff of a thousand conspiracy websites!

Seeds of Error

Most Christians embracing the UFO/Nephilim/End Times scenarios do so based, NOT upon what is plainly written in the Bible, but on the Bible being “explained” by readings in the pseudepigrphical “Book of Enoch” (see Guy Malone’s “The Book of Enoch & The Theological Cover-Up of Genesis 6″ video and also the Threshing Floor article, Russ Dizdar and the Book of Enoch).  This Enoch—a highly disputed text, or series of texts—provided the foundations to begin interpolating the last days/end times scenarios which feature a returning league of fallen angels as henchmen of the “Antichrist” figure, supposedly found in the Book of Revelation. It is further propped up by misapplying  the prophecy of Jesus found in Matthew 24 and Luke 17:

“ But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.“(Matthew 24:37)

This verse—often quoted standalone—provides the uninformed with a reference point back to the flood of Noah, and the antediluvian giants, called nephilim, which had polluted the genetics of  Adams progeny; and were (theoretically) destroyed by that flood. This, in turn, triangulates, to the watchers of Daniel chapter 4 and the tales of Enoch travelling back and forth to the heavens to witness the fall of these selfsame “watchers” (1Enoch 1 – 36, called the “Book of the Watchers”).

An objective reading, though, of this prophecy of  Jesus would include the very details referenced in the preceding verses—details the LORD revealed as pertinent :

  • For as in the days that were before the flood
  • they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,
  • until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away;
  • so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:38-39)
We note that there is no mention of giants (nephilim), not even a citation of the potentially more concise reference of Genesis 6:9 to Noah’s genetic purity in contrast, seemingly to the rest of the humans. One verse—taken out of context—is used to cite a “Messianic prophecy” about the return of the Nephilim “aliens”. And of such are heresies contrived, and prophecies misinterpreted.
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

In nearly every instance, this new style weltanschauung of prophecy is a bastardized version of how, historically, prophecy was fulfilled in scripture. Take, for instance, the captivity of Israel: it was not a sudden, overnight event but a gradual process which melded the apostasy of the Israelites with the forces of the nations who surrounded them. Likewise, the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD at the hands of Titus’ Roman Armies was the culmination of decades of uprisings by Jewish zealots—ALL prophesied by Jesus, and ALL ignored or misinterpreted.

While this writer does not dispute the existence of beings who are identified as aliens or ET, nor do I dismiss the legitimate, documented cases of abduction, torture, and experimentation reported by the victims; the leap to insist that such events are correspondent to Biblical prophecy does not follow. Christian investigators are severely divided over the many points of interpretation that lead one to presume that, for instance, “alien disclosure” is the strong delusion, as just one example. That Genesis chapter 6 is the unified field  theory for all these disparate “researchers”, writers, and film producers remains the only constant in an ever-changing pastiche of the UFO Christian culture.

Driven To Fears

What has occurred over the course of a decade in these areas of crypto-Christianity is a gradual merging of ancient mythology, modern paranormal phenomena, and a highly nuanced strain of eastern mysticism which creates rich storyboards to be overlayed onto the prophetic books of the Bible. Suffice to say that a vibrant marketplace has also emerged, first in the subculture of “alternative” media epitomised by “Coast To Coast AM”and its endless clones on shortwave, satellite, internet radio and podcasts.  The marketplace which boosted writers like Tom Horn (“Nephilim: The Truth is Here (Nephilim Series Vol. 1) 1999) and Steve Quayle (Genesis 6 GIANTS-2002) from underground status to wider media acceptance, flourishes now in the more mainstream “Christian” marketplace—the same marketplace that gave birth to the “Left Behind” series.

This modern day fascination (and I do not use the word lightly) is both a spiritually driven, and market driven, wave of oddly intriguing, yet bewilderingly disparate “end times” scenarios all competing the “connect the bones” of events portrayed in scripture. That is market driven is evident by the flood of exotic book and DVD titles and even studio projects like Charles Sellier/Grizzly Adams Productions’ “Apocalypse and the End Times”—which also blends in the Nephllim/UFO tableau with the usual mishmash of bad scriptural interpretation. Clearly, people can and do make money in this genre.

But, how is this phenomena also spiritually derived, you may ask? Call it adrenaline. The endless litanies of probable end times panic, fear, social disorder, and massive confusion provide deep triggers in the human emotional core. For the same reason we will watch autopsy shows on TV or slasher flicks, the drama of potentially seeing super-intelligent, powerful giants (and, of course those little “grays”) walking about enslaving humanity under the hand of a theoretical “Antichrist” is just plain fun! Forget for a moment that NONE of this actually in the Bible…glue on the “Book of Enoch” and graft in a twist of L. Ron Hubbard (face it, the man pioneered the religion/sci-fi fusion)…voila! An instant cult which drifts back and forth between “traditional” evangelizing and this much hipper vibe that can move seamlessly about the culture-at-large with a style that makes Jesus the ultimate alien destroyer.

The Deception IS The Deception

In fairness, many of these proponents of the Nephillim/end times deception do in fact, present aspects of Biblical truth in their teachings and presentations. And that fact  is even more problematic, given that the average professing believer today has scarcely read the scriptures, if at all, certainly not without the tutelage of pastors, teachers, and other interpreters. In this writer’s experience of debating  and disputing with such people, I found more often than not I am, in fact, debating external sources  and so-called experts (4) cited as “proofs”, rather than a person who first-hand actually read and understood the Bible. In a single generation so -called “Bible believing Christians” have turned Biblically illiterate while becoming astute in the polemics of the paranormal.

The complexities of interpretation of Biblical prophecy, seen through the lens of distorted doctrine, make a fertile field for unquestioning consumption of these diverse topics and theories by the lazy, fantasy-driven, and un-inquisitive. As an example of the internal logic that is required for just one of the common base beliefs in the UFO/end times juggernaut, consider the ever-present thread of the emergence of “The Antichrist.”

The Daniel 9 Deception

Now bigger and badder than ever, this singular galvanizing figure will catapult onto the world stage in the most crucial moment in history and single-handedly defuse world wars, religious zealotry, starvation, global warming…and harness the aliens into a global cabal where he will reign terror for seven years. Aided and abetted by the False Prophet (a Pope to the fundamentalists, a “blood line elite” to the conspiracy buffs, and anyone BUT the Pope to the  pro-Catholics.)

To debunk this common myth of scripture, one needs to understand that this Antichrist guy is found in Daniel 9—according to the modern prophecy savants. But the verse cited in Daniel 9 which they purport to foretell this Antichrist are…well, they are really about the Messianic figure we call the Lord, Jesus Christ:


“And he shall confirm the with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” -Daniel 9:27

A careful, dispassionate reading of the whole of Daniel chapter 9, will clearly reveal that the person, the ONLY subject of these verses in the context of this prophecy are Christ—there is NO, I repeat, no “Antichrist” in Daniel 9. While this fact might seem problematic, remember that the mind control of this cult of Biblical impostors includes not just unstated internal logic, but “cut-and-paste” prophecy. As such, they provide the New Testament “witness” of this towering prophetic figure by inferential mention given in he second letter of Paul to the Thessalonians:

“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders..”-2 Thessalonians 2:8,9

The simplest understandings of scripture are generally best. A few simple tools, such as a lexicon and cross-reference to scripture will point the discerning to a correct understanding of who this ‘Wicked’, referred to above actually is—and it is not some mythological man called “The Antichrist.”

The word “wicked”,  rendered in the King James as a proper designation with capitalized “W”, is the Greek word anomos and means “lawless one”, as it is translated variously in other versions. It does point to an entity, and that entity is easily traceable by cross-referencing the verses which address the great judgment in Revelation 19:

“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.-Revelation 19:19-21

To really parse out this identification is a far wider study, but the simple explanation is this:

Contextual interpretation of scriptures is critical. We do not add, or take away from scripture; we do not insert didactic identifications based upon inference; nor do we attempt to “cut-and-paste” scriptures into a string of verses that give the appearance, but not the substance of an actual rendering.

Thus, the invocation of this man called “The Antichrist” is totally without merit in scripture. This being does not exist!  In the Book of Revelation we can identify two entities which are at war with the saints and Christ: the beast and the false prophet—aided and abetted by the “kings of the earth, and their armies” ,  as seen in verses 19  and 20.

Nowhere is this “Antichrist” mentioned here; and if one parses the verses carefully, it is readily apparent that this  “Wicked” or lawless, referred to in Second Thessalonians 2—the entity which is “consumed with the spirit of his mouth, and destroyed with the brightness of his coming”—are the what John records as this “remnant”, the remainder of thosepeviously enumerated in in Revelation 19:18:

“kings, capitains, mighty men, the horses and those who sat on them, and the men bond and free, great and small” (paraphrased)

The deception that there are aliens, nephillim, or demonic entities referenced are FALSE! Likewise, the insertion of  this man called “The Antichrist” is, likewise, an invention, a distortion, and total fabrication designed to suck in those who do not exert effort in studying scriptures to be DECEIVED. Thus, the very people teaching this ridiculous end times scenario—of whom are named some, in this article—are liars and false prophets.

THEY are warning you of this coming man called “The Antichrist”, and of the impending disclosure of the alien presence on planet Earth. They keep you fixated on fables, legends, and tall tales—brewed up with all the accouterments of  entertainment and suspense—to draw you away from the subtle, but  far more deadly deceptions of their own willful mishandling of the prophetic scriptures. A “watchman”, by definition, identifies accurately viable threats and discards false alarms. These, who call themselves teachers, watchmen, prophets, deliverance ministers, expositors, and shepherds are ALL a part of THE great deception which now blinds the flock of Christ.

These self-proclaimed, self anointed, “godly sounding” carnival barkers are businessmen of Satan—some to a higher degree than others. These fulfill prophecy by manifesting the warnings repeatedly given to the believers in scripture—of Paul to Timothy:

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”-2 Timothy 3:13

And of Jesus to his disciples:

“But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.” -John 10:12

This is the third installment of ”Apocalypse Concrète”. The fourth installment will summarize the previous articles and present the conclusions we draw from the phenomena we have dubbed concrèt-zed prophetic rendering.

(1)http://warchronicle.com/numbers/WWII/deaths.htmhttp://www.ufodigest.com/news/0309/christian-ufology.php

(2)http://www.ufodigest.com/news/0309/christian-ufology.php

(3) UFO Cults Are Flourishing in New Age Circles

(4) http://www.christiansymposium.com/

The Great Tribulation is Against Believers

by Randy Maugans

Even those who subscribe to unsound doctrine do occasionally get a point right. The article below is important only because it presents a valid argument to a tenet—which we have presented on the Threshing Floor and Third Day shows for four years—that the tribulation is upon the “church” , i.e.-the believers in Messiah Yeshua.

The article below is presented on behalf of the “pre-wrath tribulation” adherents, which are a subset of the rapture deception. It is still based upon the same faulty foundations of the pre-tribulation rapture, but inserts an “accordian effect”—that the (unsupported) seven year tribulation is truncated for these believers, who are “raptured” before the “Antichrist” begins the slaughter of Christians.

Prewrath rapture is an attempt to rescue the rapture doctrine from its most glaring flaws and contradictions; and was proposed, most famously, by Marvin Rosenthal, H.L. Nigro and Robert VanKampen. It is a late theory (1990) that sought to harmonize the Olivet Sermon of Christ with the Thessalonian and other letters of Paul. Examined dispassionately, it is an obvious contrivance and more of the wholesale distortions of Bible prophecy proffered by deceived theologians who fail to move entirely into the truth.

Nevertheless, we do commend the honesty of this article in perceiving something we see prophetically clear:

“Pretribs are hard-pressed to find any passage in the Bible that teaches that the Great Tribulation will be against unbelievers.”-Alan Kurschner,  prewrathrapture.com

This is a big step toward truth—IF they can only now advance to the next level of understanding about the end times!

-Randy Maugans – The Threshing Floor

The Great Tribulation is Against Believers, Not Unbelievers

A definitional tenet of the prewrath position is seeing a proper distinction between the Antichrist Great Tribulation against God’s people, and the Day of the Lord’s wrath against the ungodly. Pretribulationists conflate (or confuse) the two making God’s wrath mediated through the Antichrist against unbelievers and believers! All one needs to do is read Revelation 13 and learn that the Antichrist will be persecuting God’s people, not unbelievers.

One attempt to make the Great Tribulation a time for persecution for unbelievers is by Dr. Mike Stallard in his article, “An Analysis of the Use of Cosmic-Sign Passages by Proponents of the Pre-Wrath Rapture Theory.” He writes:

[T]he passage [Matthew 24:22] in question says that “no life” would be saved unless God shortened this time. Yet, it is clear that life continues on after the rapture in a pre-wrath scheme until the Second Coming itself. The verse does not limit itself to “Christian life” in the first part of that verse. Such an assumption is arbitrary. It is much more natural to interpret the statement of Jesus to mean that, if the tribulation lasts longer than seven years, everyone on earth would die.”

The life that Jesus is speaking of is clearly of Christian life, not “everyone on earth.”

Stallard arbitrary disconnects “life” from the qualification of what kind of life found in the second half of this verse: “Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.” (Matt 24:22 NASB).

Stallard believes that the wrath of God is both against the ungodly and godly in this passage. This is untenable. The context of the Great Tribulation in that passage is the Antichrist’s (not God’s) wrath in the suffering of believer’s lives because they are perishing. Unbelievers arenowhere in view in that passage; hence the reason Stallard failed to provide any examples.

Pretribs are hard-pressed to find any passage in the Bible that teaches that the Great Tribulation will be against unbelievers.

The Esau Effect

Modern Day Rejection of Heritage

by Randy Maugans

This article is excerpted from the Threshing Floor document, “The Church and Israel In Prophecy”, a 15 page doctrinal position paper I wrote in 2008. It is available as a free PDF document here.

The Esau Effect

The Third Day Radio Show for 03-18-2010-Synopsis #7: “The Esau Effect” with Sue Patterson and Randy Maugans

“As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” Romans 9:13
“Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat
sold his birthright.”- Hebrews 12:16
The modern Evangelical Christian church embraces, consciously or subconsciously, the
heretical notion of “dispensationalism”—the doctrine which states God is not finished
with physical Israel, by the misreading of certain texts which seem to imply a separate
work at the end of the age.
“And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the
Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob…” -Romans 11:26
This text, used continuously by many Evangelical teachers, would appear to infer some
future work of deliverance by God toward physical Israel (a dispensation), especially
when grafted to other verses in both testaments that foretell the redemption of Israel.
Many prophetic expectations of the end of the age tribulation describe a work God will
do through a final testing, holocaust, persecution…etc. that will lead to a receiving of the
Gospel by the Jewish people.
This inference is based upon numerous doctrines superimposed on the scriptures by
the work of Cyrus.I.Scofield in the Oxford University-funded Scofield Reference Bible.
That text, funneled through seminaries and Bible schools in the early 20th
century,
created the means by which scripture could be interpreted in a manner as to present
this expectation of salvation to physical Israel and the Jewish people.
Even Christians who seem to understand their heritage in Christ unwittingly buy into the
mechanics of dispensational thought by using the terms implied by the doctrine. When
one returns back to the core teachings of Christ and Paul it will become apparent that
what Paul articulates throughout Romans, Galatians, and Hebrews is NOT part of some
“invisible dispensation”, but fulfilled prophecy that was to be received under the banner
of the finished work of Christ on the Cross:

“As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” Romans 9:13

esauandjacob“Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.”- Hebrews 12:16

The modern Evangelical Christian church embraces, consciously or subconsciously, the heretical notion of “dispensationalism”—the doctrine which states God is not finished with physical Israel, by the misreading of certain texts which seem to imply a separate work at the end of the age.

“And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob…” -Romans 11:26

This text, used continuously by many Evangelical teachers, would appear to infer some future work of deliverance by God toward physical Israel (a dispensation), especially when grafted to other verses in both testaments that foretell the redemption of Israel. Many prophetic expectations of the end of the age tribulation describe a work God will do through a final testing, holocaust, persecution…etc. that will lead to a receiving of the Gospel by the Jewish people.

This inference is based upon numerous doctrines superimposed on the scriptures by the work of Cyrus.I.Scofield in the Oxford University-funded Scofield Reference Bible. That text, funneled through seminaries and Bible schools in the early 20th century, created the means by which scripture could be interpreted in a manner as to present this expectation of salvation to physical Israel and the Jewish people.

Even Christians who seem to understand their heritage in Christ unwittingly buy into the mechanics of dispensational thought by using the terms implied by the doctrine. When one returns back to the core teachings of Christ and Paul it will become apparent that what Paul articulates throughout Romans, Galatians, and Hebrews is NOT part of some “invisible dispensation”, but fulfilled prophecy that was to be received under the banner of the finished work of Christ on the Cross:

“I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”- John 17:4

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”- Romans 1:16

We cannot ignore the principle of precedence inherent in Paul’s text here. To understand this conclusion of this thought we move down in the text to the next verses:

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written,  The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. {in them: or, to them}

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that  they are without excuse:  21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

While Paul would labor endlessly to preach the Gospel to the Jews, he was convicted that they were “without excuse”. Why? The precedence of order by which God revealed Himself through His Son is clearly articulated by Christ:

“But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of  Israel.”- Matthew 15:24

As a race and as the, until then chosen of God, Israel had now seen their God in the flesh as the Lord Jesus Christ—the Messiah. Jerusalem and her priests rejected Christ and uttered the very curse which removed their racial claim forever:

“Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.”- Matthew 27:25

They traded Messiah for Barabbas—their birthright for a bowl of cold soup. This is the “Esau Effect” which moved the ministry of the Gospel from a racial/religious construct called Israel into a broader movement that would include all “peoples, nations, tongues, and tribes”. This was prophesied by the ancient writers:

“But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for  all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.”-Ezekiel 3:7

“And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.”- Isaiah 11:10

The rejection of Christ before Pilate completed the course which physical Israel had taken. The blood curse would break the physical covenant and release the Gospel to the Gentiles. Salvation, which was of the Jews (John 4:22) would now pass to a broader spiritual covenant which did NOT “replace” Israel, but transferred the birthright to all who accepted the “terms and conditions” of the new covenant.

Census Accelerated: Advance Team For The Tyrant?

Posted from: ShortwaveWars

Not only has the 2010 US Census been illegally advanced into the present where it is already fully operational, the criminal regime of “Democratic” leftists that grabbed power in 2008, have reconfigured the program to funnel the new census data directly to the White House.

censusAdding insult to injury, the socialist group known as A.C.O.R.N., already implicated in the Obama election fraud, is receiving payback funds for the execution of the US 2010 Census. Adding an Orwellian high tech spin to the Constitutionally mandated program, the new Census is recording YOUR location into a mobile computing device through the use of the Global Position Satellite coordinates that are now in widespread use.

Any veteran who fought in Fallujah can tell you that GPS data can be used to pinpoint tactical residential targets through a bevy of military capabilities. When it comes to outsiders unfamiliar with the local turf, or even foreign troops seeking to put down resistance, a GPS address can be indispensable. In short, in the words of Steppenwolf’s John Kay from his hit recording Monster, recorded some 30 years ago, “things look bad from over here.”

What’s A Believer To Do?

Because ShortwaveWars (as well as our new outreach StreamWars) monitors and comments on political and patriot phenomena from a Christian perspective, we seek to walk in the counsel of Scripture on all things. Although most ministries blindly advise a short-sighted blanket conformity to Caesar’s various edicts, in America the citizen’s are Caesar. Furthermore, we are cautioned by Christ Himself to be as “wise [read clever] as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16).

Although some patriots are belligerently breathing out threats and slaughter concerning this obvious intrusion into our historic privacy, the discerning Christian should sidestep such passionate braying, and seek to carefully deflect further scrutiny. It is painfully obvious the Beast is deploying the low man on the totem pole via minimum wage workers, in a thinly veiled effort to provide data to his Babylonian brain trust. Any severe antagonism directed towards the Spiritually blind Census drones is sure to be recorded for future access, and this is what should be avoided if at all possible. In short, the data collected is very likely designed to seek to ferret out future opposition to the domestic dictatorship that is presently developing.

The trick here is to avoid providing the devils with the data they covet, but to do it in a fashion that feigns conformity to Uncle Samuel’s agenda, so as not to flag your locale as a future target. One should speak of our willingness to do our civic duty (the Census is, after all, a Constitutional element), and it might help to understand the façade surrounding the process is related to determining the population with respect to the electoral process. The idea is representation of the populace cannot be proportionately measured unless the government is aware of the actual population numbers.

Your posture can be that you’re happy to do your part, as you are interested in your voice being heard on important political issues, and we all know this is supposed to be the reason for the Census in the first place. Of course it isn’t, but it’s useless to argue with the Census Epsilons at your door.

We might suggest the encounter begin with asking for proper identification. A second picture ID, in addition to a Census ID, is entirely appropriate. One can reasonably state they’ve heard about some burglary and/or robbery by people impersonating Census workers. It’s a good idea to write down the name of the Census worker in case the encounter goes bad.

The Devil Is In The Details

Statements concerning precisely what data will be sought vary, but some reports indicate the Census effort is already wildly over the line of Constitutional authority. One report quotes Robert LaMacchia, who is said to be with the Census Bureau’s geography division, saying the Census worker will actually want to inspect the premises to look for dwellings that may be concealed.

”We will actually knock on doors and look for hidden housing units. We will find converted garages; from the outside, it may not look like anybody lives there.”

Although there are already reports of citizens being threatened with fines and imprisonment for non-cooperation with the Census program, there is no Constitutional authority for the GPS data being collected, and information other than how many people live at the address is beyond the legal scope of the process. Thus, questions about income, firearms on the premises, religion, or any other personal data should be politely deflected on the basis of privacy.

Privacy concerns can be voiced without threatening the government intruder. In this regard, it might be useful to remember that even Demoncrats, and liberal institutions such as the ACLU, also speak frequently about privacy, so it’s hardly radical behaviour to seek to maintain a degree of independence from prying eyes. The fact that government is seeking to sanction trespass, with all sorts of intrusive questions is beyond the point. Clearly they’re doing it, legal or not, and our Christian response should be to try to diplomatically stay under the radar.

“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time (Colossians 4:5).