Thursday, November 29, 2007


Florida Freezes Its Fund as Governments Pull Out
Published: November 30, 2007

Seeking to stem a multibillion-dollar run on an investment pool for local governments, top Florida officials voted yesterday to suspend withdrawals from the fund, leaving some towns and school districts worrying about how they would pay their bills.

Local governments in recent weeks have been withdrawing billions of dollars from the fund, fearing losses on investments in debt related to subprime mortgages. The rush to get out of the fund began even though a relatively small percentage of the fund is invested in subprime-related debt, and it is unclear what losses the fund may sustain.

Florida’s troubles were the latest episode in the running crisis in subprime lending that has been troubling the credit markets this fall, hitting homeowners, mortgage providers, hedge funds and Wall Street firms. It was the first time since the problems started that a large state investment pool has been forced to freeze withdrawals.

“If we don’t do something quickly, we’re not going to have an investment pool,” warned Coleman Stipanovich, executive director of the Florida State Board of Administration, which operates the investment fund. He spoke at a special board meeting yesterday, called to decide what to do about the flood of withdrawals.

The state-run fund pools money from local communities so they can get better returns on investments. The Florida fund, known as the Local Government Investment Pool, had about $27 billion in assets until this fall. Its value had fallen to just $15 billion this month because of withdrawals, Mr. Stipanovich told the three-member board, which consists of Governor Charlie Christ; the state attorney general, Bill McCollum; and the state chief financial officer, Alex Sink.

The fund gave back worried investors $3 billion just yesterday, before the window closed, Mr. Stipanovich said.

At the special meeting, the board also considered ways to shore up the investment fund and find emergency money to help cash-short local governments through the crisis. One idea under consideration was tapping into the $137 billion state pension fund for public employees in Florida, which is also controlled by the State Board of Administration.

Mr. Stipanovich called that idea “a wonderful diversifier,” but Ms. Sink said she thought it would transfer too much risk into the pension fund.

“We would be, in effect, bailing out one fund, over which we have no legal obligation, with the star fund of Florida, which is our pension fund,” Ms. Sink said.

The union that represents thousands of public workers in Florida also expressed dismay at the idea of using the pension fund. “When something’s that big, if problems happen it can take a long time to restore the health,” said Doug Martin, legislative director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Tallahassee. The union represents about 120,000 participants in the state pension fund.

Some local officials in Florida who did not get their money out of the fund in time expressed indignation yesterday.

“What the cabinet did was stupid,” said Maryanne Morse, Seminole County’s clerk of the circuit court, as county investment officers are known in Florida.

Ms. Morse said she had withdrawn $240 million of Seminole County’s money after learning the fund had exposure to a type of debt, known as commercial paper, backed by subprime loans — but left another $96 million in place. She said she was bracing herself for what might happen next week, if the board votes to resume withdrawals at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

“When they open it again, there is just going to be a tremendous run on the bank,” she predicted.

Ms. Morse said that Seminole County could lose a small amount of its principal and that it would in any case be forfeiting up to $3 million just by moving the $240 million, because the money is sitting in an account that pays less interest. She said the county could delay some capital improvements if it lost money.

But other local officials waved off such concerns. Ed Fry, the clerk of the circuit court in St. Lucie County, said that he had left $140 million — about half of the county’s assets — in the state investment fund and that he did not expect big problems.

“They came through Long-Term Capital Management,” he said, referring to a hedge fund whose collapse jarred Wall Street in 1998. “They came through Enron. They’ll come through this, too.”

Until now, local governments in Florida had considered the fund a safe account that happened to pay a little more interest than a bank would. They praised its convenience, saying that in normal times they could request a withdrawal at 11:00 a.m. and see it arrive in their bank accounts by 3 p.m.

Anyone requesting money after 11:00 yesterday, however, was turned away.

The trouble at the investment fund started at the end of October, and then it began to accelerate.

Leanne Evans, treasurer of the Palm Beach County school district, said that late in October she received a memo from the board’s outside investment adviser, pointing out that the investment pool always seemed to beat its benchmark and suggesting that she look into how it was achieving above-par results month after month. Normally, higher returns can be achieved only by bearing higher risks, and Ms. Evans wanted the district’s short-term money in instruments that were virtually risk-free.

When she made inquiries, she said, she learned that the fund held some commercial paper backed by subprime loans.

“Truthfully, it was a relatively small percentage of the portfolio,” she said. “But it scared a lot of people, because local governments would never invest in that.”

She said the state fund’s formal investment guidelines were far more relaxed than her own local rules. She whisked out the school district’s money on Nov. 2, but said she would put it back again if the state ever tightened its guidelines enough to satisfy Palm Beach school district’s requirements.


Devilish behavior rising at work, employees say

American workers are increasingly encountering colleagues who put their interests ahead of the company's, bosses who are abusive, and lies or intimidation on the job, according to the 2007 report from the Ethics Resource Center, released Wednesday.


of American workers said they saw conduct that violated the company's ethics standards or the law. (That's up from 52 percent in 2005, when the report was last released, and 46 percent in 2003.)

*In addition to selfishness, lying and abuse, the most common types of job misconduct include misusing the Internet or e-mail.


of employees reported seeing workers alter documents or financial records.


said they witnessed bribes.

Slightly more than half

of those who saw misconduct, including improper hiring practices and sexual harassment, reported it to a manager.

"Some organizations simply write these off as HR issues. But companies increasingly operate in environments where small incidents can draw great attention as employees air grievances online -- for example, on blogs."




Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee would be happy to see Sen. Hillary Clinton go into space.

Huckabee floats idea of sending Hillary Clinton to space

(CNN) — Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee outlined one special plan he'd consider for NASA's exploration of space.

"Maybe Hillary can be on the first rocket to Mars," he said, referring to the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

The Republican presidential candidate responded to a question asking if more money would be put into space exploration. His witty response about Clinton generated cheers from the St. Petersburg audience and followed his description of the earthly benefits of NASA's programs.

"Whether it's the medical technologies that saved many of our lives and the lives of our families, it's the direct result from the space program," he said. "We need to put more money into space and technology exploration."

The question, posed by Steve Nielson of Denver, Colorado, asked if the candidates would commit to sending Americans to Mars by the year 2020.

Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado disagreed with Huckabee's promise and would not commit to sending anyone to Mars because, "We can't afford some things, and going to Mars is one of them."

– CNN's Adam P. Levy



Last Trumpet Newsletter

Volume XXVI Issue XI November 2007
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The Tragic Condition of Willful Ignorance!

"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men."

II Peter 3:3-7

"Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof; I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices."

Proverbs 1:24-31

"And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Acts 2:19-21

In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will examine a condition that has brought the people of this present world to the very doors of antichrist domination and an ultimate one-world Luciferian government. I am referring to a prevailing condition of the mind and heart that is unifying the populations of this world, especially the people of the United States, and drawing them into the regions of the dark mist of chosen ignorance and apathy.

The Bible verses above tell us of a people who continually refuse to look upon the obvious. The Apostle Peter referred to these people of the last days as "willingly ignorant." The Almighty Saviour is continually bringing forth signs of warning to a people, especially professing "Christians", who are in such need of repentance. These are people who have been pickled in the brine of religion for so long that they cannot think for themselves. These people of the last days, so clearly described in Scripture, have settled into a comfort zone that is void of spiritual responsibility.

The great problem is that there is no remedy for people who ignore the obvious, discount the truth, and refuse to acknowledge the signs from Heaven. How long can people turn their heads and pretend they just do not see? As we look at the events that are continually happening in the realms of religion, economics, government, and society in general; we see a deterioration of morality, character, and principle. In fact, the very conditions that existed in the Roman Empire as it began to crumble and decay until it finally fell into absolute ruin now exist in the United States! How long will it be until America falls? Will people ever wake up to their need to repent? The good news is that you personally can call upon the Saviour and obey the Gospel message. When everything around you begins to fall, you can be secure in His saving hands. If you pray to the Lord Jesus Christ, he will hear you! Do it now, while a little time remains. Eternity is just ahead!

Signs of Judgment to Come!

Truly, we now are living in the time foretold by our Saviour. Everywhere we look we are seeing wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, pestilences, and many other signs in heaven and on earth. Here let it be noted that the real problem is not global warming, but rather global sinning. Judgment will always eventually follow sins and abominations -- either sooner or later! One example that I made reference to in a recent newsletter was the massive flooding and destruction by water in Gloucestershire, England, this past summer. It happened in the very area where the Harry Potter witchcraft films were made and just after the latest movie in that series was released. Pictures of the flooding were shocking as the damage was so widespread and severe. But that was not the end of the problem. A British newspaper, The Metro, reported on August 21st, 2007, that Britain had been invaded by a deadly mosquito in that region of Gloucestershire, where the clay soil made the flood waters look very red, like diluted blood. These were no ordinary mosquitoes but a breed that transmits twenty-three infections; some of them are deadly. This Asian tiger mosquito is 5mm long, has yellow stripes, and is a prolific biter. (1)

When I look at the charts provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, I continue to be amazed at the amount of strong earthquakes throughout the world. As of October 1st, 2007, there had been 356 major earthquakes in the past thirty days with a magnitude of 4.0 or greater. The quakes seem to be getting stronger and more frequent, especially in the Pacific Rim area. These quakes are behaving just like a woman in labor, whose pains get stronger and closer together. I am reminded of I Thessalonians 5:3, which reads as follows: "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."

On September 30th, 2007, an island in the Red Sea was ripped apart and destroyed by a powerful volcano. The island of Jazirt Mount al-Tair, about 80 miles from Yemen, collapsed as lava spewed hundreds of feet into the air, and volcanic ash reached levels of over one thousand feet above the Red Sea. The lava gave off an eerie green glow as the ground opened, and soldiers who were stationed there were burned alive. The eruption was preceded by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake two days before. (2)

Pressure from the inner earth is mounting continually, and we are made to wonder how long it will be until the big one hits as Revelation 16:18-20 describes it: "And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found."

In a recent newsletter, I mentioned one of the Solomon Islands that was completely lifted out of the Pacific Ocean and fifteen feet into the air. Now this island in the Red Sea has been completely ripped to shreds. We are now in a critical time that is leading up to the fulfillment of the above Scripture verses.

On September 20th, 2007, BBC News reported that an object from space had streaked through the sky over Peru and slammed into the ground at Carancas. The unidentified object looked like a giant fireball, and it left a crater ninety-eight feet wide and twenty feet deep. Some scientists said it must have been a meteor, but other scientists disagreed but were at a loss to say what it was. Strange and unidentifiable vapors began to rise from the crater, and people in the area began to get sick. Many of the people in Carancas complained of headaches, nausea, and vomiting shortly after the object landed. The people of the city were greatly frightened, because their water supply was also contaminated. (3)

When I heard about this event, I was reminded of Revelation 8:10-11, which reads as follows: "And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."

Was this poison fireball that fell in Peru and contaminated the waters a sign of something much bigger that is soon to come?

Induced Economic Chaos in the United States!

It has been truly stated by economists that no government has ever outlived its economy. When the economy falls, so does the government. A new government and economy rises to replace the old one. Can any thinking person doubt that this is happening in America at this present time? Is the economy of the United States being deliberately sabotaged? Is a new electronic economy being developed to replace our current system of paper and ink? Will people enter this system by being marked in order to buy and sell? Something strange is going on!

On July 24th, 2007, The Business Journal of Milwaukee reported that foreclosures in the state of Wisconsin were up twenty-three percent. (4) On that same day, Inman Real Estate News reported that California mortgage defaults were so great in number that on mortgages statewide, homeowners were a median five months behind on their payments. (5) I find it very interesting and amazing that it is the housing market and mortgages that are now crippling our economy. When we consider the etymology of the word mortgage, we find it comes from the same root word as mortuary and mortician. The root word is the Latin word mortus, which means to die. Thus, the word mortgage literally means death contract. You can check this in your dictionary. We also know that the dollar sign ($) the letter "S" with a bar through it, dates back to the Middle Ages and means under the scourge or bondage of Satan. This brings a whole new dimension to our American economy when we think of all the people who have signed their names to a death contract under the bondage of Satan and put their names next to the dollar sign. I believe the Almighty will help all of His people get out of debt if they truly want to. The American economy is a wicked system of credits and currencies that forces everyone to interact with it to some extent. We must never give our hearts to it, however. Incidentally, the British pound sign is an "L" with a bar through it, which means under the scourge and bondage of Lucifer.

The economy of the United States remains highly unstable in a global sense. On July 28th, 2007, the Associated Press reported that the Dow and S&P had their worst week in five years, losing 208 points in two days. (6) Two days later, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson stated that the national debt ceiling would have to be raised beyond the current 8.965 trillion dollars. (7) This is an astronomical amount and it keeps getting worse. On August 9th, 2007, the Dow Jones industrials sunk by 387 points and precipitated a worldwide reaction. (8) On August 15th, 2007, the Associated Press reported that existing home sales were falling in forty-one states. (9) There are now 5,100,000 homes for sale in the United States, which is an average of 102,000 per state. One of every six home owners in America is now facing potential foreclosure!

On September 6th, 2007, the Federal Reserve turned on the money pump and injected 31.25 billion dollars into the markets to keep them from drying up. (10) Then, on September 21st, 2007, the sheiks of the United Arab Emirates bought twenty percent of Nasdaq. (11) This is a huge percentage of that market to be bought by foreign interests. On September 22nd, 2007, the U.S. Federal Government suspended the sale of Treasury notes, because they cannot afford to pay the interest with the current debt ceiling. (12) In other words, as the saying goes, they are robbing Peter to pay Paul. The sad fact is that the United States of America is hopelessly bankrupt, and the truth of that fact is becoming increasingly obvious. We must remember that when the supply of money is increased, it diminishes the value of all existing money.

In recent days we have seen the Canadian dollar reach parity with the U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar is continuing to slide dramatically as the Euro of the thirteen-nation European empire rises to overpower it. (13) I remember when the Euro first came out at 89 cents to the dollar. Now it has hit 1.44 to the dollar.

Another problem that exists is that Red China now holds 1.33 trillion dollars of U.S. debt, while combined foreign interests hold forty-four percent of all U.S. national debt. Red China has now been threatening to use its vast economic power to destroy the economy of America. Red China is calling its vast economic power nuclear economics. (14) We have also learned that Dow Chemical Company is planning to build new multi-billion dollar production facilities in Red China. (15) Many other American companies have done the same thing. It is not difficult to figure out that the massive shift of wealth from this country to various foreign countries is intentional and according to illuministic directives. The United States must be brought down to the point where it is completely interdependent with other nations and cannot survive on its own. This is essential in the satanic plan for one-world government and a new world order.

On September 15th, 2007, the London Times featured a story which shook the White House. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan openly declared that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was not terrorism, but oil. (16) Clearly, it is a war of economics. Simply stated, when the United States went off from the gold and silver standards, it had no backing for its dollar. Thus, the United States Government made a deal with OPEC, the oil producing nations. The United States would supply military protection and other incentives to certain OPEC nations, if OPEC would accept nothing but U.S. dollars for payment of oil. This went on for decades; and the nations of the world, including Russia, Red China, all of Europe, and elsewhere, were forced to use ever-inflating U.S. dollars or they couldn't buy OPEC oil. One evil man, whom we supported in all of his evil doings, turned on the United States and started accepting Euros as payment for oil. This man was the leader of the second largest oil producing country in the world. That man was Saddam Hussein of Iraq! If Saddam Hussein persisted and others in OPEC followed his lead, the rest of the world would no longer need American dollars to buy oil and the Euro and other major currencies would rise against the U.S. dollar.

Even though the United States destroyed Iraq, killed 665,000 civilians, and executed Saddam Hussein, the U.S. dollar is still suffering. In fact, I believe the U.S. dollar is cursed because it is blood money! We have now seen oil prices exceeding 82 dollars per barrel. (17) The former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company, Lord Oxburgh, recently warned that the price of crude oil will rise to 150 dollars per barrel. (18) This will further cripple and disable America's already struggling and gasping economy.

Iran is also being set up as an enemy for the same reason Iraq was invaded by occidental powers, particularly the United States. On July 13th, 2007, Iran informed Japan that they do not want U.S. dollars in payment for oil. Iran is requesting that all payments be made with Japanese yen. (19)

The U.S. Government is now making a major change in the one-hundred dollar bill. A new security thread is going to be used involving microprinting with 650,000 tiny lenses for each one hundred dollar bill. The holographic effects of the new bill make it look eerie. The exact words of the Associated Press article are as follows: "The operation of the new security thread looks like something straight out of the Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." (20) The new bill is said to have a magical appearance with its strange sense of imagery movement.

We must remember that our economy is spiritual and occult-driven. The very crest of the Illuminati itself is on the back of our one dollar bill in the form of a truncated pyramid with the light of Lucifer emanating from behind an all-seeing eye of the Egyptian god Horus. In fact, a lengthy book, Atlas Shrugged, was written about our conspiratorial economy. This book was written in 1957 by Ayn Rand, who was reportedly a mistress of Phillipe Rothschild and wrote the book at his behest. This book is still on the best seller list. It is over 1200 pages long and describes the inner workings of American and global economies in a very clandestine and esoteric way. This book is a real favorite of politicians. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was a devoted disciple of Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged is actually the Illuminati blueprint in clever disguise. The primary character of the book is John Galt, who represents the ruling head of the Rothschild dynasty. Near the end of the book, a sign is given that is to indicate that the world is completely taken over for Lucifer. That sign is when the lights of New York City go out for the last time. When this happens, Galt uses his fingers to make a dollar sign in the air as a final benediction to the god of gold and silver. We must also note that every year 400,000 copies of this book are offered free to Advanced Placement high school programs. (21)

Conspiratorial Health Mismanagement!

What has happened to our country? We, as a nation, are polluted with sin, and every other kind of pollution has followed as a result of it. There was a time, not that long ago, when the sure sign that you were in a third-world country is that you would have to drink bottled water. Have you noticed how prevalent the use of bottled water is in America at this present time? Four billion gallons of water, bottled in plastic, are consumed in America every year. (22) Much of that is nothing more than filtered tap water, and there are reasonable questions about the safety of the plastic being used. Have you noticed that bottled water has expiration dates? I was told face to face by an United Nations' official that all expiration dates on food and water are placed and controlled, not by individual governments and their health agencies, but by the United Nations. I was also told that the purpose was not to ensure freshness but rather for the purpose of controlling allotments and allocations geographically.

We are a nation whose food and water supplies are contaminated with plastic, aluminum, Teflon, and numerous other toxins. We must also consider mercury and other residual poisons and the problem of microwave radiation. The American people are rushed, pressured, and poisoned in many ways, and it is all happening as planned by the one-world elitists. I stood in the Social Engineering Chamber of the United Nations in the presence of witnesses and was told by an arrogant U.N. official that they are actively involved in population reduction, and anyone who will not receive their directives, including immunizations, would not be able to receive their food. The powers of antichrist are rising.

Many other grotesque things are going on in the name of science. Scientists, such as professor Esmail Zenjani of the University of Nevada, have been injecting human cells into fetal animals. Dr. Zenjani has now produced sheep that have half human organs. The sheep have been declared to be eighty-five percent animal and fifteen percent human. (23) It appears that if Dr. Frankenstein was living today, he would win the Nobel Prize.

In Utrecht, Holland, Dr. Bernard Roelen and other veterinary scientists are working on growing meat in laboratories. They are growing pork by isolating muscle stem cells from pigs, which grow into muscle cells. Then they stimulate the cells to develop, give them nutrients, and exercise them with electric current to build bulk. This is meat that never lived as an animal. (24) When Dr. Roelen was asked if this would repulse people, he said, "There will be a demand for it. Much of what people already eat today is extensively processed, from the feed that animals consume to the conditions under which they are raised, and the preparation of meat after slaughter." (25) Is it any wonder that the population of America is so diseased? We have also learned that scientists have now bred cows that give skimmed milk through genetic engineering! (26) What's next?

These are trying times, and what would we do if we did not have the Lord to help us through them? We have heard the reports about poisoned products imported from Red China. In Panama, many thousands of cases of toothpaste containing a poison called diethylene glycol were discovered. (27) Why would the Red Chinese put antifreeze in toothpaste and send it to Western countries? Are the Red Chinese deliberately trying to poison people? Here in America, fake Colgate toothpaste with this same poison was found in four states. The tainted toothpaste can be identified as made in Red China, because it says on the package that it was made in South Africa. (28)

One common and annoying health problem in America is the large number of people that develop a chronic cough. Recently, factory workers that worked in processing microwave popcorn with artificial butter flavor were getting sick with chronic coughing. It was soon determined that the chemical used as artificial butter flavor was causing the problem. This chemical is diacetyl, and when this popcorn was tested in home microwaves, it was proven to give off enough vapors to cause lung disease. (29) If you have ever opened a bag of this steaming microwave popcorn and have been choked by the vapors, you now know why it happened.

Scientists have also developed a new drug called UO126, which deletes memories. Research on accident and rape victims is being done to help erase bad memories. (30) The problem is that if it can erase bad memories, it can erase any memories. This sounds like something the CIA would be interested in.

The Love Affair Between Witchcraft and False Christianity!

One of the sure signs of the last days is the unification of Christianity with obvious evil and the devices of Satan. I have in front of me a picture of three presidential candidates: Obama, Clinton, and Edwards. They are standing in front of a stained glass window with folded hands and inspired looks on their faces. (31) If you listen to what they say and consider their records, they are antichrist in every way! It is also interesting to note that homosexual Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson fully endorses Barack Obama. (32) Is Barack Obama a sodomite himself? Obama recently stated when asked about Edwards, "He's kind of good looking, in fact he's kind of cute." (33)

Everywhere we look, morality and faith in God is being attacked! The Starbucks coffee chain is still serving some of their products in cups with antichrist messages printed on them. One of the recent ones reads as follows: "Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imagination for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure." (34)

The many attacks against the Almighty Saviour are no doubt more than human rebellion. The powers of darkness are at work in many and varied forms. There is now a summer camp for young atheists, ages pre-teen to teen, called Camp Quest. Their motto is Beyond Belief. Their goal is to teach young children that there is no one out there to pray to. They also focus on what they call the beauty of evolution. (35)

At the Emmy Awards Show that was held recently, actress Kathy Griffin openly blasphemed the Lord Jesus in her acceptance speech. She said, "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus." She went on to say: "_ _ _ _ it Jesus. This award is my god now." (36)

I recently heard a news story on a Madison, Wisconsin, radio station that the latest fad in the Israeli State is a full body massage done by a large snake under the supervision of a therapist. At the end of the massage, the recipient is given an apple!

More and more prisons have been given orders to purge all books, tapes, and newsletters on faith out of prison libraries. The New York Times article of September 10th, 2007, reads as follows: "Behind the walls of Federal prisons nation-wide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in chapel libraries." The directive came from the Bureau of Prisons in an order to "clear the shelves of any books, tapes, CD's and videos that are not on the approved list." (37) We also know that prisons are making special allowances for inmates who are Wiccans to hold sabat and esbat meetings, using all of their ritual tools except for the athame', the ceremonial knife. Where is the outrage?

One thing that is not realized by many Christians is that there are many initiated witches on assignment, who are posing as born-again Christians for the purpose of infiltrating and destroying churches. Not only have churches almost everywhere lost their spirituality, but they have developed an affinity with witchcraft and even use many ancient symbols of the craft. The labyrinth is now being used by many churches, and it is now common to see people walking the maze trying to approach the center where they will be illuminated. (38) The Celtic Knot is now popular among Christians, even though it is a powerful symbol of witchcraft. It is even found on the covers of some of the newer Bibles. (39)

In the Church of England, the Rev. Jeffrey John recently stated the following: "Christian theology has taught the doctrine of penal substitution - that humans, alienated from God by their sins, and unable to save themselves, could only be forgiven by God sending Christ as a substitute to suffer and die in their place. In other words, Jesus took the rap and we got forgiven as long as we said we believed in him. This is repulsive as well as nonsensical. It makes God sound like a psychopath. If a human behaved like this, we'd say that they were a monster." (40)

In the Netherlands, Roman Catholic Bishop Tiny Muskens is instructing all Roman Catholics to call God "Allah." Bishop Muskens exact words were, "God doesn't mind what he is called. Someone like me has prayed to Allah yang maha kuasa for eight years...." (41) His reasoning for calling God "Allah" is to appease the Moslems.

Without a doubt, the spirit of blasphemy has risen up, and that is one of the last signs before the end of this present world. Revelation 13:1 warns of this as follows: "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." Never has there been such a time as this, and quite obviously, it won't be long now until our Saviour appears! Are you ready for Judgment Day and subsequent eternity? You can call upon the Lord Jesus right now, and He will hear you. It really is much later than you think!

In closing, I once again want to express my sincerest thanks to all who support this endtime prophetic ministry. We are always ready to pray, and our intercessors gladly await your prayer requests. Each one receives individual attention. God bless you exceedingly! Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

David J. Meyer


01. The Metro Newspaper, Aug. 21, 2007, London, England, U.K.
02. The Daily Main, Oct. 1, 2007, London, England, U.K.
03. BBC News, Sep. 20, 2007, London, England, U.K.
04. The Business Journal, Jul. 24, 2007, Milwaukee, WI.
05. Inman Real Estate News, Jul. 24, 2007,
06. Associated Press, Jul. 28, 2007, by Tim Paradis, New York, NY.
07. Associated Press, Jul. 30, 2007, by Jeannine Aversa, Washington, D.C.
08. Associated Press, Aug. 9, 2007, by Tim Paradis, New York, NY.
09. Associated Press, Aug. 15, 2007, by Martin Crutsinger, Washington, D.C.
10. AFP News, Sep. 6, 2007, New York, NY.
11. WorldNetDaily, Sep. 21, 2007, by Jerome R. Corsi,
12. West Bend News, Sep. 22, 2007, AP, Washington, D.C.
13. Associated Press, Sep. 20, 2007, Toronto, Ont., Canada.
14. The Daily Telegraph, Aug. 8th, 2007, by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, London, England, U.K.
15. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15, 2007, Milwaukee, WI.
16. The London Times, Sep. 16, 2007, by Graham Peterson, London, England, U.K.
17. Financial Times, Sep. 19, 2007, by Javier Blas, London, England, U.K.
18. The Independent, Sep. 15, 2007, by David Strahan & Andrew Murray-Watson, London, England, U.K.
19. Bloomberg News Service, Jul. 14, 2007, by Megumi Yamanaka, Tokyo, Japan.
20. Associated Press, from Victoria Texas Advocate, exact date unknown.
21. New York Times, Sep. 15, 2007, by Harriet Rubin, New York, NY.
22. AFP News, Aug. 15, 2007,
23. The Daily Mail, Mar. 25, 2007, by Claudia Joseph, London, England, U.K.
24. Reuters News Service, Jun. 1, 2007, by Reed Stevenson, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
25. Ibid.
26. The London Times, May 27, 2007, by Jonathan Leake, London, England, U.K.
27. New York Times, May 21, 2007, by Walt Bogdanich & Renwick McLean, New York, NY.
28. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun. 15, 2007, by Thomas Mulier, Bloomberg News, Milwaukee, WI.
29. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sep. 5, 2007, by Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee, WI.
30. Live Science, Jul. 2, 2007, by Bill Christensen,
31. Time Magazine, Jul. 7, 2007, Time, Inc.
32. Associated Press, Religion News Service, exact date unknown.
33. The Hill, Mar. 15, 2007, Washington, D.C.
34. WorldNetDaily, May 8, 2007,
35. McClatchy Tribune, Jul. 8, 2007, Clarksville, OH.
36. Reuters News Service, Sep. 15, 2007, Los Angeles, CA.
37. New York Times, Sep. 10, 2007, by Laurie Goodstein, New York, NY.
38. American Press, Aug. 4, 2007, by Donna Price, Lake Charles, LA.
39. Montana Standard, Aug. 5, 2007, by John Grant Emeign, Butte, MT.
40. WorldNetDaily, Apr. 2, 2007,
41. WorldNetDaily, Aug. 15, 2007,

Special Note: Judgment is falling upon southern California. Eleven days before Halloween, with the approaching full hunter's moon, an inferno began to engulf this sin-laden and occult-filled region. One-half million people have been evacuated as numerous fires have made Orange and San Diego counties a "hell on earth." The sky has turned red over the area, and 1,500 National Guard troops have been called out. I will cover this in more detail in the next Last Trumpet Newsletter, the Lord willing. DJM



Finally, President Bush was trying to sell the Palestinian State on the basis of "Peace and Security (Safety").

Listen to his excerpt:

"We meet to lay the foundation for the establishment of a new nation -- a democratic Palestinian state that will live side by side with Israel in peace and security." (NEWS BRIEF: "President Bush Attends Annapolis Conference", White House, November 27, 2007)

People who are Biblically literate will immediately sit up to take notice, for they will remember the prophetic words of the Apostle Paul:

"... you yourselves know perfectly well that the day of the return of the Lord will come as unexpectedly and suddenly as a thief in the night. When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape." (2 Thessalonians 5:2-3; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)

Annapolis will be recorded in the brief history books the world has left as one of the most monumentally important events in a very long time. The agreements were pre-decided, just as we predicted, and now the impetus for a Palestinian State will prove to be unstoppable toward the pre-determined State. Annapolis laid the requisite groundwork.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


05 26th, 2007

This article is also posted on where Caryl is a contributing weekly writer.

“We have become to the earth, the HUMANPOX. As the Humanpox has metastasized from a simple, uncomfortable, localized skin rash to a systemic life-threat, Gaia has reached into the disease itself for antibodies. Humans who love the wild will fight like antibodies and phagocytes for the wild, for the precious native diversity of our planet. (Dave Froman, Confessions of An Eco-Warrior, 57, 58.)

This crisis will be resolved only if individuals take some responsibility for it. By educating ourselves and others, by doing our part to minimize our use and waste of resources, by becoming more active politically and demanding change, each one of us can make a difference. Perhaps more important, we each need to assess our own relationship to the natural world and renew a connection to it. (Al Gore, Earth in the Balance, page 366)

Renew a connection to the natural world. Go green? Think green? Be concerned for Mother Earth and support “Gaia” (the new-age definition for Mother Planet)? Be one with the Universe? Such sentiments permeate every day life: these concepts saturate advertising: schools teach eco-sensitive curriculum: merchants, politicians, corporations and those who are eco-friendly and show kindness towards “our planet” are to be supported. We have been hijacked by eco-madness which has become the politically correct way to think. Do we comprehend to what depths we have embraced a pagan worldview?

Growing up in India for the first twenty years of my life I witnessed the spiritual concessions given to “Mother India”. She and nature are believed to be goddess personified having power to births seasons and punish by sickness and death. When angered she dictates violence through earthquakes, tidal waves, hurricanes and disease. She is the force of the power of the air, a universe to be respected, a god-consciousness that is part of mankind too. All is a component of divinity, cruelty and favor to be elevated and appeased. While I understood this belief to be part of Indian culture and Hinduism I never suspected it would be embraced by the west, or America based on Biblical foundations. Adulation of creation over The Creator is unbiblical and respect for animals and environment over human life is morally absurd.

The Greening of the West has leapt from being ridiculous to chilling as legal repercussions impose those who violate green code and laws now in place. This new religion has been sugar coated with high minded ideals about environmental protection but behind the movement is a deceiving agenda.


The Greens began in Europe. The Nazis were enthusiastic Greens and Hitler was a vegetarian (part and parcel of nature spirituality). Nazi Germany was the first country to establish nature reserves and the only country in the 1930's to preserve forests. (The Guardian, March 17, 1989). The Green Party was birthed in the 1960's when four overlapping anti - establishment groups joined to form the party in Germany: Marxists (the new Left,) Radical Feminists, Peace-niks (the anti-war movement), and Hippies seeking spiritual enlightenment.

The Earth Charter opens with this declaration: We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. The Militant U.S. Greens have an agenda: radical population control (science is now developing a pill to stop a woman's cycle), a global welfare system (replacing capitalism with socialism), planet government and earth-centered spirituality.

But Who created this earth? Who is the preserver of the Work of His Own Hands? Who is the Sustainer of His World Order? Hijackers may attempt to usurp the earth, its inhabitants and its spiritual boundaries but Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heavens of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that art therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worship thee. (Nehemiah 9:6)



What will they brag about? Another 4 more years for a Republican at the helm of the Presidency?
Hasn't 7 years of failure been enough? Will they say "read my lips, no new taxes"? Which CFR guy will win the nomination? The fellows on the other end of the specturm (Dum-ocratz), are just as bad. Nothing but lawyers and wise-guys. The more things change, the more the remain the same! Hey, want to buy a bridge? I'm selling one in Brooklyn; You interested?


Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot and Bonfire Night

In 1605, thirteen young men planned to blow up
the Houses of Parliament. Among them was
Guy Fawkes, Britain's most notorious traitor.

After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. James I had, after all, had a Catholic mother. Unfortunately, James did not turn out to be more tolerant than Elizabeth and a number of young men, 13 to be exact, decided that violent action was the answer.

A small group took shape, under the leadership of Robert Catesby. Catesby felt that violent action was warranted. Indeed, the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In doing so, they would kill the King, maybe even the Prince of Wales, and the Members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics. Today these conspirators would be known as extremists, or terrorists.

To carry out their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder - and stored them in a cellar, just under the House of Lords.

But as the group worked on the plot, it became clear that innocent people would be hurt or killed in the attack, including some people who even fought for more rights for Catholics. Some of the plotters started having second thoughts. One of the group members even sent an anonymous letter warning his friend, Lord Monteagle, to stay away from the Parliament on November 5th. Was the letter real?

The warning letter reached the King, and the King's forces made plans to stop the conspirators.

Guy Fawkes, who was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5th, was caught, tortured and executed.

It's unclear if the conspirators would ever have been able to pull off their plan to blow up the Parliament even if they had not been betrayed. Some have suggested that the gunpowder itself was so old as to be useless. Since Guy Fawkes and the other conspirators got caught before trying to ignite the powder, we'll never know for certain.

Even for the period which was notoriously unstable, the Gunpowder Plot struck a very profound chord for the people of England. In fact, even today, the reigning monarch only enters the Parliament once a year, on what is called "the State Opening of Parliament". Prior to the Opening, and according to custom, the Yeomen of the Guard search the cellars of the Palace of Westminster. Nowadays, the Queen and Parliament still observe this tradition.

On the very night that the Gunpowder Plot was foiled, on November 5th, 1605, bonfires were set alight to celebrate the safety of the King. Since then, November 5th has become known as Bonfire Night. The event is commemorated every year with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire.

Some of the English have been known to wonder, in a tongue in cheek kind of way, whether they are celebrating Fawkes' execution or honoring his attempt to do away with the government.



The True Church Prepares For Her Final Conflict

By Dr. Elliot O. Douglin

The average historian has no clue to the meaning of history because he ignores the only infallible source book — the Bible. For most people, historians included, politics is the center of history for any given period. To most people, the stuff of history is the part played by the great empires of the past, including the leading political, military, and financial figures associated with them. But the historians of the world have missed the point altogether. There is only one philosophy of history that makes sense, and that is the Biblical philosophy.

The center of history is not its great empires like Babylon, Greece, Rome, Egypt, or their modern counterparts such as Russia, China, or the U.S.A. To locate the center of history one must bypass all these vast empires and the glittering names associated with them, and find his way to a tiny land called the navel of the earth, the center of the world. And in that tiny land is a tiny hill called Calvary where two thousand years ago a Man named Jesus was lifted up to die. That Man, hanging upon that cross amid the taunts and jeers of the passers-by was, is, and shall ever be, the starting point of history and the central personality of history.

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November 26, 2007 at 09:44:48

Rockefeller Summoned by The Emperor

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Benjamin Fulford was Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine for seven years, until 2005 when he quit because of the "extensive corporate censorship and mingling of advertising and editorial at the magazine." He currently lives in Tokyo Japan where his books are waking up the Japanese people to 9/11 Truth. On November 13, 2007 Fulford received a tip that David Rockefeller was on his turf, and without hesitation Fulford arranged to meet with him to ask some questions. It is not odd for a reporter who's career has been filled with Financial News jobs, to sit down with the former head of Chase Bank, Except when its Benjamin Fulford and David Rockefeller.

Back Round :
Earlier this year Benjamin Fulford interviewed Heizo Takenaka, a former finance minister in Japan and confronted him about "having sold the Japanese financial system over to the Rockefellers and Rothschilds." According to Fulford this interview made a lot of people angry. He says a professional assassin showed up and told him to accept a job of great importance or be killed. The following day Fulford claims to have been contacted by a powerful Asian Secret Society with more than 6 million members that have targeted the Illuminati. They asked Fulford to represent them, negotiate for them, and offered him protection in return. He came out with his story on the
Jeff Rense radio show this summer. Fulford said that he could link Rockefeller to crimes in Japan as a "part of his effort to take over the Japanese financial system." This story was picked up by the Colbert Report.

As unlikely as it may seem David Rockefeller agreed to meet with Benjamin Fulford on November 14, 2007. The two men sat down and Fulford began with the topic of global government, saying that he had heard some quotes by Rockefeller that were supportive of the idea, but Rockefeller attempts to deny and dodge the history books, saying he cannot imagine the likelihood of any single government elected by the people of the world would be desirable, and he is visibly bothered, perhaps because of his words on page 405 of his book, Memoirs...

"Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure---one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."

At the mere mention of Ron Paul, Rockefeller grinds his teeth, and acts as if he doesn't know anything about him, but when Fulford says that Ron Paul wants the powers of the Federal Reserve returned to the United States government, Rockefeller's eyes widen in amazement and dread, "I would not look upon that as one of the great issues that needs to be addressed." Yet here we are, our dollar collapsing. He knows who Ron Paul is.
Fulford moves on.

It is established that David Rockefeller is in Japan to meet with the Emperor, he claims to have been summoned by him and he casually mentions that his family has been close with Japan and the Royal family for many years. Fulford breaks in the video throughout the interview with some commentary, and at this point he tells how he sees it, "a secret representative of the secret government of the United States meeting with the secret government of Japan." Fulford offers insight into his concerns for the people of Asia, and about the role of Asia in the world. He poses a question to Rockefeller about the choices of the UN, why Asian countries are not properly represented there, and to that Rockefeller says that "someday," they will be. Fulford makes it clear in the edit, that the Asian people are tired of waiting, and an answer like some day is as good as forever to them.

But Fulford continued asking tricky questions. Rockefeller almost had a stroke trying to decide whether the War on Terror or Global Warming were more important, you could see the pain it would cause him to have to choose, ultimately he could not, they are both too important. To prove a point as to why his questions were not so aggressive towards Rockefeller, Fulford asks about what he thought of people that believe that he is "the secret ruler of the world," and oddly enough Rockefeller thinks they are "crack pots."

An interesting thing about Rockefeller, that was strange, was throughout the interview, is that he does not refer to his country of origin as America, or the or the US, only "our country," at one point he even sort of corrects Fulford, which is even more strange because Fulford is not an American, but a Canadian living in Japan. There has been some dispute as to the validity of Benjamin Fulford's claims, but the interview with Rockefeller speaks for itself, whether or not he is working with a Secret Society in Asia, remains unverified. He has a short speech after the interview that is interesting to hear, he sends a message to the elite, "you are just old fashioned aristocrats... and armed peasants are at your door... you are in grave danger..." and he sends another message to Americans,

"You will be free soon. Thank You."

Watch the full interview here:

Amy de Miceli is a freelance writer, with offices in New York and Miami.



Fifty Years Later in Adventism

A devastating u-turn re-examined.
Fifty years ago our beloved church took a devastating u-turn. The General Conference agreed to answer Evangelicals’ questions about the Seventh-day Adventist faith. Dr. Donald Barnhouse, then pastor of the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and editor of one of the most-read Evangelical magazines of that era, and Dr. Walter Martin, a leading Baptist theologian, led the inquiry. Elders LeRoy Froom, Roy Allen Anderson, and W. Reid of the General Conference provided the answers.

The following year, the book Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine (widely referred to as Questions on Doctrine) was published and became an overnight sensation. While much of this book was excellent, my brother, Russell, and I were alarmed by what we read. There was a subtle effort to downplay the prophetic role of Sister White; to affirm the evangelical belief that Jesus took the unfallen human nature; and to accept that the atonement was completed at Calvary, rather than in the heavenly sanctuary. That last error especially undermined the Three Angels’ Messages and the Midnight Cry. Further, the true power of the biblical victory message was not clearly stated.

Based on answers they received, the Evangelicals concluded that Seventh-day Adventists were legitimate Christians, worthy to be accepted as part of the true Christian fellowship, rather than a cult. Somehow we were flattered. Many of our members purchased this book, thinking that it was an authentic presentation of the true beliefs of our church. Soon pastors, Bible workers, teachers, and others were graduating from our institutions with no background in the Three Angels’ Messages.

General Conference President Robert Folkenberg later declared us to be evangelical Seventh-day Adventists. We certainly should be evangelistic Seventh-day Adventists, but we are not evangelical Adventists. If we are faithful to the Word of God and the Spirit of Prophecy, we can never deny or minimize the spiritual carnage which has taken place in the past fifty years as a result of this book. Many of our members have only a partial knowledge of the Adventist message, the rich fullness of that message being limited by the errors which have been introduced.

Our church is the special end-time remnant church that God raised up to take what no other church can take to the world: the everlasting gospel, which includes the judgment hour cry. We can make no compromise. We must test every belief by a plain “Thus saith the Lord.”

I pray that each person reading this will grasp the truth of the Scriptures and live a holy life through the grace and power of Jesus. We pray that the voice of Hartland will always be strong against every false intrusion into the belief system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
By Colin D. Standish, President of Hartland Institue
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Monday, November 26, 2007


Posted/Updated: 2007-08-31 18:08:44

Who Authorized Sunday Worship?

Personal From David C. Pack, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

I grew up in a large, respected Protestant church. I can recall sitting on a stool wearing a bow tie in Sunday school at age three, surrounded by other children. As I grew older, Sunday school became Sunday church services, with everyone taking for granted that we were there on the right day. No one remotely suggested otherwise. We all appeared weekly in our “Sunday best.”

photo: (c) 2003 the restored church of god

David C. Pack

In 1966, at age seventeen, I was challenged to look into the Bible to see what it actually says on the matter of Sunday-keeping. I was absolutely shocked by what I found! You will be also.

While the world is geared contrary to Sabbath observance on the seventh day of the week, I realized there was no excuse for breaking the Sabbath. I found the Bible was plain, leaving no room for doubt. The scriptures about the Sabbath and Sunday were most clear. I saw that common objections to Sabbath observance were easily disproven, if one had an open mind.

Unless God did not exist, and the Bible was the word of men—merely ancient Hebrew and Greek literature—I had no choice but to observe the Sabbath. Since proving that God exists and the Bible is His Word, and since seeing proof of the Sabbath command from the Bible, I have not attended church on Sunday or observed that day. I found that the Fourth Commandment is a law. When kept, it brings spiritual blessings, “keeping” those who obey it. When broken, it brings spiritual curses, “breaking” those who disobey it.

Universal Acceptance

There are approximately two billion professing Christians on earth. They attend over 2,000 different church denominations and organizations in the United States alone. This number continually increases, bringing no end of confusion over beliefs and disagreement between them. However, almost all professing Christians are in agreement about Sunday observance, thinking it to be the “Lord’s Day” of the New Testament.

Are they correct? Does the New Testament establish Sunday in place of the Old Testament seventh-day Sabbath? Did Christ do away with the Sabbath, making Himself “Lord of Sunday”? Vast numbers are told—and believe—that He did. But, if Christ established Sunday to replace the seventh-day Sabbath, why did He tell His disciples, “Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath” (Mark 2:28)?

Have you ever noticed this verse? Probably not. Yet there it is in the New Testament. Most ministers are fond of preaching from the New Testament, almost to the complete exclusion of the Old Testament. But have you ever heard a preacher mention this passage? Almost certainly not—and this is just one of many plain scriptures about the Sabbath.

Most people never ask why they believe what they believe or why they do what they do. In a world filled with popular customs and traditions, few try to determine the real origin of things. Most generally accept common religious practices without question, choosing to do what everyone else does because it is easy, natural and comfortable—because there is a certain “safety in numbers.” The power of peer pressure alone makes most practice what is acceptable—and fashionable.

Most follow along as they have been taught, assuming what they believe and do is right. They take their beliefs for granted, almost never taking time to PROVE them.

Nowhere is this more true than Sunday observance. Two billion people keep Sunday without knowing why—or where this practice originated. Most suppose it is found in the Bible because they see so many professing Christians observing it. Surely billions cannot be wrong. Or can they?

Incriminating Honesty

A study of the Bible on almost all doctrines generally accepted by the churches of this world—professing Christianity—reveals that they have almost no biblical basis whatsoever. This statement is shocking, yet true!

But here is an irony: When confronted with the truth of what the Bible really says on a matter, most will attempt to deny the facts, however indisputable. They will twist, distort and blur the issues in order to hold to cherished beliefs, preferring what is familiar to what is right—and true!

The Sabbath question is somewhat different. Though, in the end, most people are unwilling to observe it, many ministers, theologians and religionists openly acknowledge what the Bible says about the Sabbath. When pressed, they admit the Bible authorizes observing the seventh day.

You will be stunned at their honesty!

Roman Catholic Admission

Catholic publications, popes, cardinals, bishops, theologians, historians, professors, and the Vatican itself, have candidly admitted there is no biblical basis—whatsoever!—for Sunday observance. This article includes many quotations from them. You will be astonished at the extraordinary candor with which Catholic leaders address this subject.

It is critically important to take the time to read what those who keep Sunday say about their authority—or lack of authority—for doing this. Using their own words, we must first establish why 1.2 billion Roman Catholics believe they are no longer obligated to observe the seventh-day Sabbath. They tell the whole world openly!

The Bible plainly states that Christ is the Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18). Rome, supposing that Christ, in effect, delegated away His authority over the Church to Peter—who they proclaim was the first pope—speaks plainly of how they have used this “authority.” Just as God’s statements about the Sabbath were shocking to me, so should the following statements be shocking to you! (Many are included for emphasis.)

“For example, nowhere in the Bible do we find that Christ or the Apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. Today most Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the [Roman Catholic] church outside the Bible” (Catholic Virginian, “To Tell You the Truth,” p. 9, Oct. 3, 1947).

“From this same Catholic Church you have accepted your Sunday, and that Sunday, as the Lord’s day, she has handed down as a tradition; and the entire Protestant world has accepted it as tradition, for you have not an iota of Scripture to establish it. Therefore that which you have accepted as your rule of faith, in­adequate as it of course is, as well as your Sunday, you have accepted on the authority of the Roman Catholic Church” (D.B. Ray, The Papal Controversy, p. 179, 1892).

“I have repeatedly offered $1,000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, ‘Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.’ The Catholic Church says: ‘No. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week.’ And lo! the entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church” (Bishop T. Enright, C.S.S.R., in a lecture at Hartford, Kan­sas, Feb. 18, 1884).

“There is but one church on the face of the earth which has the power, or claims power, to make laws binding on the con­science, binding before God, binding under penalty of hell-fire. For instance, the institution of Sunday. What right has any other church to keep this day? You answer by virtue of the third commandment [the Papacy renamed the fourth commandment, calling it the third], which says, ‘Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.’ But Sunday is not the Sabbath. Any school­boy knows that Sunday is the first day of the week. I have re­peatedly offered one thousand dollars to anyone who will prove by the Bible alone that Sunday is the day we are bound to keep, and no one has called for the money. It was the holy Catholic Church that changed the day of rest from Saturday, the seventh day, to Sunday, the first day of the week” (T. Enright, C.S.S.R., in a lecture delivered in 1893).

“The Catholic Church…by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday” (The Catholic Mirror, official publication of James Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893).

“Is Saturday the seventh day according to the Bible and the Ten Commandments? I answer yes. Is Sunday the first day of the week and did the Church change the seventh day—Saturday—for Sunday, the first day? I answer yes. Did Christ change the day? I answer no!” (James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (1877-1921), signed letter).

“Reason and sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of these alternatives: either…the keeping holy of Saturday or Catholicity and the keeping holy of Sunday. Com­promise is impossible” (James Cardinal Gibbons, The Catholic Mirror, Dec. 23, 1893).

“The Bible everywhere enforces the sanctification of Saturday the seventh day of the week…You Protestants have to admit the authority of the Roman Catholic Church that is branded on you when you observe Sunday because you have no other authority for Sunday but that of the Roman Catholic Church” (James Cardinal Gibbons).

“Some theologians have held that God likewise directly determined the Sunday as the day of worship in the New Law, that He Himself has explicitly substituted the Sunday for the Sabbath. But this theory is now entirely abandoned. It is now commonly held that God simply gave His Church the power to set aside whatever day or days she would deem suitable as Holy Days. The Church chose Sunday, the first day of the week, and in the course of time added other days as holy days” (John Laux, A Course in Religion for Catholic High Schools and Academies, vol. 1, p. 51, 1936).

“Nowhere in the Bible is it stated that worship should be changed from Saturday to Sunday…Now the Church…instituted, by God’s authority, Sunday as the day of worship. This same Church, by the same divine authority, taught the doctrine of Purgatory long before the Bible was made. We have, therefore, the same authority for Purgatory as we have for Sunday” (Martin J. Scott, Things Catholics Are Asked About, p. 136, 1927).

“Regarding the change from the observance of the Jewish Sabbath to the Christian Sunday, I wish to draw your attention to the facts:

  • That Protestants, who accept the Bible as the only rule of faith and religion, should by all means go back to the observance of the Sabbath. The fact that they do not, but on the contrary observe the Sunday, stultifies them in the eyes of every thinking man.
  • We Catholics do not accept the Bible as the only rule of faith. Besides the Bible we have the living Church, the authority of the Church, as a rule to guide us. We say, this Church, instituted by Christ to teach and guide man through life, has the right to change the ceremonial laws of the Old Testament and hence, we accept her change of the Sabbath to Sunday. We frankly say, yes, the Church made this change, made this law, as she made many other laws, for instance, the Friday abstinence, the unmarried priesthood, the laws concerning mixed marriages, the regulation of Catholic marriages and a thousand other laws.

“It is always somewhat laughable, to see the Protestant churches, in pulpit and legislation, demand the observance of Sunday, of which there is nothing in their Bible” (Peter R. Kraemer, Catholic Church Extension Society, 1975).

“Only gradually did Christians begin to observe Sunday as a day of rest…In the third century, as we learn from Ter­tullian, many Christians had begun to keep Sunday as a day of rest to some extent…

“The real need of Sunday as a day of rest as well as worship came much later…” (“Yes, I Condemned the Catholic Church,” p. 4, Supreme Council, Knights of Columbus).

Worship Christ in Vain?

Here is what Christ said about the popular commandments and traditions of the world—and its churches: “In vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men…Full well [these men know exactly what they are doing] you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition” (Mark 7:7, 9).

Let’s plainly frame the question: Do we observe the day that GOD commands—or do we observe the traditional day that the Roman Catholic Church commands, and Protestants endorse? This church and its daughter churches are wrong on virtually every doctrine in the Bible—salvation, heaven, hell, method of baptism, the Law, the definition of sin, the trinity, which annual days should be observed by Christians, prophecy, and many more. Over and over, it has substituted its commands and traditions in place of what God plainly says in His Word. Should you follow its authority, believing it to be greater than the authority of God?

It is possible to worship God in vain. Therefore, you must find out, once and for all, whether Sunday-keeping and worship is what God expects of you—or even permits.

Though there are a few very weak arguments put forth in favor of Sunday, in a sense, there is no further room for argument. If those who keep Sunday will so freely acknowledge that they have no authority from God—in His Word, the Holy Bible—for doing so, and the plain biblical command is seen, observance of the Sabbath has been clearly established!

But God has much to say about the crucial importance of observing His Sabbath every seven days. This includes understanding why Christians must do this.

Read my book SATURDAY OR SUNDAY – Which is the Sabbath? to see scriptural factabsolute proof from God!—indicating which day is the Sabbath, and that its observance was commanded 6,000 years ago! You will see that neither God nor His command has ever changed! 



Is The Liberal Church Finally Sending in the Clowns to Preach? I Thought They’ve Been There All the Time Already??

Posted by Andrew Clarkson on Friece10be
Fri, 26 Oct 2007 06:51:00 +0000 8, 2006

Can you believe any church would offer clowns in the pulpit? Now I’m not counting Benny Hinn or Mike Murdock, but the real one’s! Is this the churches latest sideshow to bring in the young peope? Is cotten candy going to be available along with peanuts? We’ve already got a couple of ringmasters in Paul and Jan Crouch. What clown uses more make-up than Jan Crouch? I don’t think that’s humanly possible to beat her?

If Rod Parsley can chase the devil up and down the isles of his church I suppose clowns may be an improvement? Someitmes Steve Munsey makes clown like faces but I don’t think he’s really trying to do that. And that hair of his has to be a clown’s wig.

Real clowns in the pulpit. if they’re the quiet kind the sermon will be even shorter than most liberal churches. Maybe they’ll have a horn to wake up the slumbering congregation if the jokes get too bad. One guy that might get jealous over a clown stealing his routines might be Jesse Duplantis. But no one can top his vision of heaven aboard a cable car for that is a real San Francisco Treat! That town loves to have a gay old time.

Send in the clowns? I think we already have!