Thursday, April 25, 2019

Franklin Graham slams presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for claiming to be a ‘gay Christian’



Franklin Graham

Doug Mainwaring

Thu Apr 25, 2019 - 1:13 pm EST


April 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham took to Twitter to point out the incongruity of presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s claim that he is a “gay Christian.”

The president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association rebuked Buttigieg’s declaration, informing the South Bend Mayor that homosexuality is a “sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted.”

Buttigieg has consistently attempted to assert that his brand of Christianity is superior to that of Evangelicals and Catholics who see engaging in homosexuality as an arrogant rejection of God’s will in defiance of natural law.

Earlier this month Buttigieig claimed that his “marriage” to another man had deepened his faith, while simultaneously taking aim at Vice President Mike Pence, saying, “If you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”

Buttigieg had previously implied to an interviewer that conservative religious beliefs are used to “harm other people.” Then on Monday, Buttigieg said during a CNN town hall meeting that “God doesn’t have a political party.”


US measles outbreak is largest since disease was declared eliminated in 2000


By Jacqueline Howard and Debra Goldschmidt, CNN

Updated at 7:40 PM ET, Wed April 24, 2019


(CNN) — Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000.
Overall, there have been 681 measles cases across 22 states this year, according to CNN's analysis of data from state and local health departments.

Previously, the highest number of reported cases since elimination was 667 in 2014.
The states reporting measles cases are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

As of Monday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 626 individual cases of measles confirmed in those 22 states. This includes illnesses reported by state health departments to the CDC through April 19 and therefore does not include cases reported since then.
Wednesday evening, the CDC confirmed the milestone. In a statement the agency said that as of 3 p.m. Wednesday it counted 695 cases of the illness this year.

This is a break from the CDC practice of updating measles numbers weekly on Mondays. The CDC said it will not update its website with this new number until Monday, as scheduled.

As the number of measles cases has soared this year federal health officials have remained mostly silent.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Vatican Bank ex-chief: I feared Curia could order my assassination while I cleaned up corruption



Ettore Gotti Tedeschi Video frame

Dorothy Cummings McLean

Fri Apr 5, 2019 - 2:10 pm EST



ROME, Italy, April 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The former president of the Vatican Bank says that he almost lost his faith and feared he could be assassinated at the instigation of some members of the Roman Curia, the Church’s administrative body, as he attempted to tackle corruption within the banking organization.

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, a banker, economist, and theologian, headed the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), popularly known as the Vatican Bank, from 2009 until he was forced out by its board in 2012. He gave an interview to the Le Iene news company in March in which he said that he believed members of the Roman Curia, the governing body of the Vatican, were capable of murdering him.

When asked whether the curia could commission an assassination, Tedeschi laughed and replied:

“There were people inside about whom I wouldn’t be surprised at anything they would do,” he said. “Things that one couldn’t imagine are perpetrated within the Church.”

A CRISIS TOO CLOSE TO HOME



3/22/2019


By Andrew Fowler


KNIGHTS FROM COUNCIL 7950 MAKE SUPPLY DELIVERIES TO HELP MIGRANT CARAVAN IN TIJUANA, MEXICO.




Council 7950 members and other volunteers.


Knights of Columbus Holy Family of the Mountains Council 7950 in Crestline, Calif., is over 130 miles north from Tijuana, Mexico. But Knights, including Chuck Abajian and Jim Brunetti, travel every 4 to 6 weeks to the city to deliver food, hygienic products and even education funds to the area.

Council 7950, which encompasses three parishes, sends supplies to St. Eugene de Mazenod Parish in La Morita, just outside of Tijuana, in conjunction with the outreach service group, Mother Cabrini Mission Circle of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Crestline.

But late last year, when a caravan of over 5,000 Central Americans seeking asylum arrived in Tijuana, the Knights made a concerted effort to complete an unscheduled supply run to help the migrant caravan in spite of the potential danger.
“This was a humanitarian crisis that was too close to our home that we didn’t want to ignore,” said Abajian. “These people basically just had the clothes on their back and they’re living in a donated tent. …They had nothing.”

In December, the Knights and other volunteers drove five trucks loaded with supplies down to Tijuana. On past trips, they had been turned back by Mexican customs agents because certain items were prohibited at the time, including clothes, sheets and shoes. The Knights expected to be turned away again this trip, but the Mexican customs agents were lenient.
“They didn’t even look at the load,” said Abajian. “Normally, they look at the load and charge us a tax, but we told them where it was going and they just let us right through.”

'Perversion Files' Reveal Thousands of Accused Sexual Abusers in Boy Scouts




Attorney Jeff Anderson holds a list of names, during a press conference, of more than 130 Boy Scout leaders who worked in New York and were named in Boy Scouts of America (BSA) "Perversion Files" as having allegations of sexually abusing minors in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)


By Jason Devaney | Tuesday, 23 April 2019 06:07 PM





Nearly 8,000 adults are suspected of sexually abusing more than 12,000 children in the Boy Scouts over the years, according to a new report.

NBC New York reported Tuesday that thousands of people are facing allegations of sexual abuse against minors.

"For many, many years there's been an excavation of what are called the 'perversion files' — those are files held and hoarded at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters," victims' rights attorney Jeff Anderson said.

"Those 'perversion files' that they've had reflect that they have removed thousands of offenders of childhood sexual abuse over the years and they've kept that in files secretly."

Anderson, reported NBC, claimed that 7,819 suspected abusers and 12,254 potential victims have been uncovered.

"That is a number not known before today or ever revealed by the Boy Scouts of America," Anderson said.

The accusations date back to the 1940s, and it is not known how many of the accused are still alive.

The Boy Scouts of America told Fox News, "We care deeply about all victims of child abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. … At no time have we ever knowingly allowed a perpetrator to work with youth, and we mandate that all leaders, volunteers and staff members nationwide immediately report any abuse allegation to law enforcement."

In February, it was revealed that the organization changed its name to Scouts BSA and made themselves open to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17.




NEWS ALERT - Sunday's Coming - The National Sunday Law (2015)

Vatican Secret Societies Jesuits and the New World Order




Note:

I do not agree with all the information provided on this video, especially with the statements of Eric Jon Phelps

Update 2019:

Current Jesuit leadership in high office at the Vatican

Jorge Mario Bergogolio S.J., Bishop of Rome, AKA Pope Francis I.
(Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Emeritus, abdicated in 2013.)

Arturo Sosa Abascal S.J., Superior General, AKA Black Pope.
(Adolfo Nicolas Pachon S.J., resigned in Oct. 2016.)

Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer S.J., Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (previously, Office of the Holy Inquisition), AKA Grand Inquisitor.



Half of Americans back stronger role of religion in society



22 April 2019, 8:34 PM AST



US presidents are traditionally sworn into office with their left hand placed on a copy of the Bible


Around half of Americans favor religion playing a greater role in US society, while 18 percent oppose that idea, according to a Pew Research Center study published Monday.

Despite there being a separation of church and state, religion plays a significant part in daily US life: the president traditionally is sworn in using a Bible, while "In God We Trust" is printed on bank notes.

France, Sweden and the Netherlands, meanwhile, posted almost opposite results: 47 percent, 51 percent and 45 percent respectively were opposed to religion playing a key role in society.

Among the 27 countries surveyed in 2018, France (20 percent) and Japan (15 percent) were the countries with the lowest proportion of citizens favoring strengthening religion's role in society.

Indonesia (85 percent), Kenya (74 percent) and Tunisia (69 percent) came out as the countries most in favor of a bigger place for religion.

The study did not make a distinction between different religions.

In the US, the proportion rose to 61 percent among people aged 50 and over, but dropped to 39 percent among 18 to 29-year-olds.

The study was carried out with a representative sample of at least 1,000 people in each country.





Monday, April 22, 2019

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New Vatican document to put evangelization ahead of doctrine


Inés San Martín

Apr 22, 2019

ROME BUREAU CHIEF




Cover of Vida Nueva's April 27 edition, on the upcoming Vatican constitution. (Credit: courtesy of Vida Nueva.)



ROME - A new “super dicastery” on evangelization might be one of the most significant reforms of the governing structures of the Vatican, according to a new report.

Spanish journalist Dario Menor Torres, writing for the weekly Vida Nueva, reveals several elements of the new Vatican constitution that has been in development for years.

The biggest novelty in the document, called Praedicate Evangelium [“Preach the Gospel”], will be the creation of the “super dicastery” for evangelization, which will potentially be more important than the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), often called “The Supreme Congregation.”

Having its roots in the Roman Inquisition, the doctrinal office is the oldest among the congregations of the Roman curia, and insiders still call it the Holy Office, as it’s tasked with promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine and defending the Church from heresy.

Today, in addition to defending doctrine, it is also tasked with judging priests who’ve been accused of sexually abusing minors, with 17 officials dedicated almost exclusively to this task.



Sunday, April 21, 2019

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The Coming National Sunday Law

NOVA | Vaccines –– Calling the Shots | PBS (2015)

US warships arrive in Sri Lanka



US warships arrive in Sri Lanka

Staff Writer
2 days ago


Colombo (News 1st) – US Naval ships USS ‘Spruance’ and USNS ‘Millinocket’ have arrived at the port of Hambanthota to take part in the annual naval exercise “ Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT)-2019.

103m long USNS ‘Millinocket’ has a displacement of 2362 tons while the 155.3m long USS ‘Spruance’ has a displacement capacity of 9580 tons.

This exercise will be conducted in two phases as inshore and offshore exercises, along with Sri Lanka Navy’s SLNS Sayurala and SLNS Samudura.




Blasts rock 3 churches, 3 hotels in Sri Lanka; multiple fatalities reported


Published April 21, 2019

Last Update 7 minutes ago





Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Associated Press)



Six nearly simultaneous explosions struck three churches and three high-end hotels frequented by tourists on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, killing nearly 200 people and injuring many more, according to police and hospital sources.

Multiple fatalities -- including 11 foreigners -- resulted among worshipers and hotel guests, a police official said, adding that at least two of the church blasts were believed to have been a coordinated attack carried out by suicide bombers.

The first explosions occurred around 8:45 a.m., with the deadliest appearing to be at St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a city about 20 miles north of Colombo, the capital. Other attacks occurred at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo and Zion Church in the eastern city of Batticaloa. The three hotels -- the Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotel -- all in Colombo, are frequented by foreign tourists.

Photos posted to social media showed blood and debris inside the targeted churches.

Dr. Samiddhi Samarakoon, a deputy director of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, told the New York Times the death toll had risen to 189 by Sunday afternoon.

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz offered her condolences over Twitter early Sunday

"Deeply saddened by the senseless attacks in Sri Lanka today. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. We stand with Sri Lanka’s people at this terrible moment," she tweeted.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Mexican troops detain American soldiers at gunpoint on U.S. side of border

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg meets Pope Francis

Climate, Unions and Strikes... And the Sunday Law Solution

Prepare for the Coming Conflict


Satan is marshaling his hosts; and are we individually prepared for the fearful conflict that is just before us? Are we preparing our children for the great crisis? Are we preparing ourselves and our households to understand the position of our adversaries and their modes of warfare? Are our children forming habits of decision, that they may be firm and unyielding in every matter of principle and duty? I pray that we all may understand the signs of the times, and that we may so prepare ourselves and our children that in the time of conflict God may be our refuge and defense. 

Adventist Home, p. 186.


The Holy Spirit Blows Where He/She Wishes and Calls Whom He/She Calls





Written by:

Published:
April 17, 2019


Recently, I attended the commissioning service for a woman pastor I know. The service was enormously inspiring, yet, on another dimension, it was sadly disheartening as well. Actually, it was more deeply troubling than disheartening.

Some things were crystal clear. It was clear that the congregation was enthusiastically in full support of this woman as their pastor. Her congregation expressed genuine respect and even affection for her. She and her congregation are united in uplifting Jesus and making him known to their community. It is apparent that her church is moving forward with vigor.

I have talked with her privately and am inspired by her humility, vision, and ability to rally her congregants to participation in the life and mission of their church. She has an active strategy of encouraging and supporting her members in developing their spiritual gifts. She is focused strongly on the primacy of developing their walk with Jesus.

It was also clear that the woman has been granted spiritual gifts which she is using to serve Jesus. You can sense that her spiritual influence is deep but humble. I have no doubt the Holy Spirit continues to gift her for ministry.

It is also clear from our conversation that she is deeply convicted that she has been called by God to ministry. Her congregation is convinced, too. So is the local Conference. So is the Union Conference. (Who else should express an opinion?) While she was interim pastor, her congregation was going through a lengthy search process to find just the right pastor when the light dawned that they already had just the right pastor in her. Her selection was unanimous and the Conference and Union heartily supported their decision.

During the commissioning service, the Conference President explained the difference between ordination and commissioning. It was obvious he thinks the differentiation is ridiculous — as did the Union Ministerial Director. The few pastoral prerogatives that commissioned women cannot perform are, in actual practice, quite inconsequential.

These few technicalities are mostly about maintaining some contrast between ordination and commissioning while simultaneously flimflamming the IRS into believing that commissioning and ordination are essentially equivalent — which is required by the IRS in order to gain favorable tax treatment of pastoral compensation. But we know the truth. It is all just a ruse to keep women subordinate in their service to God while maintaining favorable tax treatment — which saves the Church money.

As the service unfolded, I became agitated at the state of affairs in our Church regarding treatment of women in ministry and I feel compelled to write with some rawness and candor.

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Ecuador President Lenin Moreno on revoking Julian Assange's asylum





At approx. 1:40 Mins. President of Ecuador LENIN Moreno mentions Julian Assange's last violation (while at his nation's Embassy in London) was when Wikileaks released Vatican Documents.  That was the last straw...





AT1 Speaker Chris Oberg Answers the Question, “How Does Christ Challenge Culture?”





We can’t wait to hear from Chris Oberg, Lead Pastor at La Sierra University Church, who will be speaking for our October 4-6 AT1 gathering taking place in Portland, Oregon.

We asked Chris, along with the rest of our presenters, to answer the question “How Does Christ Challenge Culture?” in 80 words or less. Here are her thoughts:

I’m a girl raised in the Church. Sabbath School, church, potluck or meals with Adventist family and friends and Saturday night socials were for the implied purpose of escaping culture. Adventism created a sub-culture that encouraged us to stand strong against worldly winds. Grateful for my upbringing, I am still recovering from the instinct to escape the world and hunker down for the next one. When I watch Jesus standing inside his culture for the sake of loving God’s world, I see my/our assignment.

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