from Jason A:
by Geoffrey Grider, NowTheEndBegins:
“In Jerusalem, there is a very high expectation” that Trump will declare that he “formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instructing his team to actively prepare to move the embassy,” the Hadashot news report claimed. It said this declaration was expected within days, and possibly as soon as Sunday. There was no official confirmation of the claim from Israel or the US.
THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS IT EXTREMELY LIKELY THAT US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WILL DECLARE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS THAT HE RECOGNIZES JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL AND THAT HE IS INSTRUCTING HIS OFFICIALS TO PREPARE TO MOVE THE US EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM FROM TEL AVIV, AN ISRAELI TV REPORT CLAIMED WEDNESDAY.
“In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.” Zechariah 12:8 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: President Trump has stated many times privately over the past few weeks that he does not want to sign off on another 6 month extension of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. Israel is buzzing that he is planning to start the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem within less than a week. Will he or won’t he? Seeing as this is the whole reason why God allowed him to be president, I think he will but we shall see.
The Hadashot news report came a day after US Vice President Mike Pence said Trump was”actively considering” moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.
“In Jerusalem, there is a very high expectation” that Trump will declare that he “formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instructing his team to actively prepare to move the embassy,” the Hadashot news report claimed. It said this declaration was expected within days, and possibly as soon as Sunday.
WHILE THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF THE CLAIM FROM ISRAEL OR THE US., THE WSJ REPORTED THIS:
LEAD STORY WALL STREET JOURNAL 2:29 PM EST TODAY: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING A PLAN TO FORMALLY RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS THE “UNDIVIDED” CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND TO MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY THERE IN THE FUTURE, U.S. OFFICIALS SAID, STEPS THAT COULD TRIGGER PALESTINIAN PROTESTS AND IMPERIL THE RESTART OF A LONG-STALLED PEACE PROCESS. SOURCE
The TV report came after Pence addressed the embassy issue Tuesday in a keynote address at an event in New York commemorating the 70th anniversary of the UN vote for partition of Palestine, which led to the creation of the State of Israel.
“President Donald Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence told the gathering of UN ambassadors, diplomats and Jewish leaders, hosted by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon.
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VATICAN TREASURER CARDINAL GEORGE PELL BECOMES HIGHEST RANKING CATHOLIC OFFICIAL TO BE FOUND GUILTY OF HOMOSEXUAL CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT
by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
by Nick Givas, The Daily Caller:
Political commentator Dan Bongino said Democrats have a strong aversion to organized religion and God because it takes power away from centralized government and increases individual freedom on “Fox & Friends” Monday.
Republican Sen. Dan Hall of Minnesota sponsored legislation to allow the phrase “In God We Trust” to return to public schools, and two Democratic state senators publicly voiced their opposition to the bill at a May 1 debate. The amendment to the E-12 education policy bill passed 38-29.
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
When the disgraced Richard Nixon was forced to resign his Presidency, or face certain impeachment, the country did not fall apart! The Republican party did not go away. A few corrupt leaders were disgraced. Some went to prison and some lost their positions. The same can be said for this Pope. His Papacy is a disgrace to all Catholics worldwide. However, it does not mean that the Catholic church has to go into severe decline. Yet, it is the Christian duty of every Catholic to hold their clergy accountable and demand justice in the name of the victims. Short of a severe purge of the Catholic leadership in this matter, justice cannot be served. To sit by on the sideline and merely be a spectator is give to give implicit support for these illegal acts of sexual abuse and even murder. Silence makes every Catholic an accomplice. And make no mistake about it, this Pope is the Hillary Clinton of the Catholic church!
by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:
The synagogue, which was funded by donations from the Delek Foundation and Delek Group owner Yitzhak Tshuva, is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular. The subterranean synagogue has a dramatic feel to it, with low arched ceilings and walls of ancient stones on all sides, and a unique spherical, metal ark to house Torah scrolls.
A REMARKABLE NEW SYNAGOGUE WITHIN THE WESTERN WALL TUNNELS COMPLEX WHICH TOOK 12 YEARS TO BUILD WAS DEDICATED AND OPENED ON MONDAY NIGHT FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONAL HANUKKAH CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY IN THE WESTERN WALL PLAZA.
“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: With all the news and controversy over President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the renewed talk about building the Third Jewish Temple, I find this story fascinating and timely. This very end times looking synagogue has been built by a Jewish billionaire who wanted a house of worship in the shadow of the original Temple. The fact that is deep underground in a 2,000+ year old tunnel under the Western Wall is, well, leaping right off the pages of a Left Behind plot twist. We will absolutely be keeping an eye on this and everything else happening at God’s ground zero, Jerusalem!
The synagogue, which was funded by donations from the Delek Foundation and Delek Group owner Yitzhak Tshuva, is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular.
The subterranean synagogue has a dramatic feel to it, with low arched ceilings and walls of ancient stones on all sides, and a unique spherical, metal ark to house Torah scrolls.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS – THE WESTERN WALL TUNNELS IN JERUSALEM:
I could not find a video on the new synagogue in particular, but check out this incredible video about the structure of the Western Wall. Click here to view if reading this via email.
The ark’s walls are formed of the words and sentences of the “Shema Yisrael” prayer and the Biblical Book of the Song of Songs cast in metal and running the entire circumference of the sphere, topped by a cast metal sculpture of the burning bush.
Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com
from Voice Of Europe:
Journalist and writer, Mauro Mazza, said in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, that pope Francis doesn’t defend European values.
“It irritates me that during the influx of mainly Muslim refugees he doesn’t have an eye for the defence of European values. The reception of immigrants may not be at the expense of our European identity, our values and standards,” the author of the book ‘Bergoglio and Prejudice’ says.
Mazza adds that “Pope Francis recognises the rights of immigrants at the expense of our own civilisation. That is not your own cheek to turn, that is away from your own principles.”
by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart:
Too many Christians shy away from the social gospel, Pope Francis said Monday, because they are afraid the Church will end up looking like the communist party.
God asks us lots of uncomfortable and inconvenient questions, the pope said in his homilyat morning Mass at the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican, just like he did in the garden of Eden, asking Cain, “Where is your brother?” knowing full well that Cain had killed his brother Abel.
from The Burning Platform:
Although there is a Gnostic element to his thinking, Peterson’s work is permeated with biblical references
It is safe to say that Dr Jordan B Peterson’s new book, 12 Rules for Life: an Antidote to Chaos (Random House) will occupy international bestseller lists for some time. That is because our restless western intelligentsia is always on the lookout for a new guru and eager to ingest a new self-help manual. I should now add that Peterson, a psychology professor (as well as a practising clinical psychologist) at Toronto University, does not set out to be a guru and his book is much richer, more diverse in its cultural references and thoughtful than the phrase “a self-help manual” would suggest.
Peterson rejected the Christian religion in which he was raised in a small, remote town of north-west Canada. Yet unlike other highly intelligent figures who come to dominate the media, such as Richard Dawkins or the late Christopher Hitchens, he is in no way hostile to Christianity. Indeed, his very wide reading of great literary figures, such as Dostoyevsky, Dante and Goethe, alongside Carl Jung, Freud, the critic Northrop Frye and many others, have given him respect – even reverence – for the part religion has played in the evolution of human consciousness.
Although there is a Gnostic element to his thinking and he sometimes appears to equate “the Way, the Taoist path of life [as] the same Way as that referred to by Christ in John 14:6”, his book is permeated with biblical references and it is clear that he is fascinated by the enigmatic and mysterious person of Christ. If he is not (yet) willing to nail his colours to the Christian mast, Peterson acknowledges both explicitly and implicitly in his precepts for right living that the wisdom of the Gospels is the way to healthy human, psychological and emotional fulfilment.
He writes, “The Bible is, for better or worse, the foundational document of western civilization…Its careful, respectful study can reveal things to us about what we believe and how we do and should act that can be discovered in almost no other manner.”
Peterson’s antithesis between “rules” and “chaos” is interpreted by him in different ways. “Rules”, he notes, can be rigid and inflexible and “chaos” can be creative; nonetheless, the unwinding thread of his argument is that man needs “order” to achieve a meaningful life and “chaos” – i.e. a life lived without structure or purpose (which he witnesses often in his clinical patients’ unhappy lives) – will cause unhappiness and self-destruction.
To give readers an idea of the language Peterson uses, he writes in his Overture, “The soul of the individual eternally hungers for the wisdom of genuine Being” (“Being” is the word he uses where Christians would write “Personhood”.) On its own this might sound like woolly secular mysticism, but the author constantly refines “Being” so that his Rules often seem a secular paraphrase of Christian moral teachings. For instance, Rule 1, “Stand up Straight with Your Shoulders Back”, is interpreted by Peterson thus: “It means acting to please God in the ancient language…It is to accept the terrible responsibility of life, with eyes wide open.”
Later on he observes, “Only man will inflict suffering for the sake of suffering”, adding “And with this realization we have…full legitimization of the idea …of Original Sin.”
One of the things I like about this book is that the author, without preaching at all from a religious standpoint, sets his face firmly against the politically correct ideology put out by the Establishment. He repudiates the idea that gender is “a social construct” with the incisive response, “It isn’t. This isn’t a debate. The data are in.” (This, incidentally, is why he came over as more authoritative, wiser and knowledgeable than Cathy Newman in the now notorious Channel 4 interview; he has spent years reading and reflecting on “the data.”)
He also asks, “Was it a really good thing, for example, to so drastically liberalise the divorce laws in the 1960s?” and for “the child who is pushing the limits” he comments that “a swat on the backside can indicate requisite seriousness.” You can see why those who advocate a Left-wing liberal agenda and ideology are baffled by him, dislike him yet also fear him. He is a man of integrity and courage, simply refusing to bow to the current fad or ideology and prepared to go to prison for what he deeply believes.
Read More @ TheBurningPlatform.com
by Antonius Aquinas, via Acting Man:
Vladimir the Great Sums Up Pope Francis the Fake
Vladimir Putin has once again demonstrated why he is the most perceptive, farsighted, and for a politician, the most honest world leader to come around in quite a while. If it had not been for his patient and wise statesmanship, the world may have already been embroiled in an all-encompassing global conflagration with the possibility of thermonuclear destruction.
Vladimir Putin is sizing up Pope Francis with his “good grief, where did they find that one” stare. Since the East-West schism of AD 1054 there have been differences between the Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox Church, one of which concerns the issue of papal primacy (which the Orthodox Church rejects, although it would be prepared to acknowledge the Pope as a primus inter pares). Under Pope John Paul II previous doctrinal differences were downplayed in favor of further rapprochement. In this John Paul II followed the spirit of the decree Unitatis Redintegratio promulgated by Pope Paul IV in 1964. As the time the Catholic Church altered its stance toward the Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches by no longer referring to them as “heretics and schismatics”, but rather as “dissidents and separated brethren”. John Paul II went a step further by declaring that the major theological differences between East and West should be viewed as complementary rather than conflicting. Said differences concern primarily Palamist doctrine, which emerged in the 14th century in the course of the dispute over Hesychasm. They revolve mainly around the nature of the Holy Trinity (specifically the so-called “filioque” clause,as well as Palamas’ differentiation between God’s essence and energy) and the rational (scholastic) vs. the mystical (Orthodox) approach to the faith. Laymen may well deem these controversies as examples of “how many angels can stand on the head of a pin” type disputes (consider e.g. that theologians fervently debated whether the writings of Gregory Palamas indicated that he regarded the essence-energy distinction as “real”, “virtual”, or “formal”). In times past, much could depend on how such doctrinal disagreements were resolved. Maximus the Confessor, a 7th century monk and theologian who was eventually canonized by both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches is a good example. His views on monothelitism (the interaction between Christ’s divine and human nature) initially led to his conviction as a heretic. In order to prevent him from spreading his alleged heresies, his tongue and right hand were cut off so that he could no longer speak or write and he was exiled. Less than twenty years after his death, he was fully rehabilitated; soon thereafter he began to be venerated as a saint. The East-West schism has been in place a lot longer, but a trend toward reconciliation emerged in the second half of the 20th century, with the Catholic Church adopting the view that its differences with Eastern Orthodox Churches were largely of an ecclesiastical rather than a theological nature. Most people think of the Catholic Church as inflexible, but in the words of Catholic theologian G. Philips: “The essence-energies distinction of Palamas is a typical example of a perfectly admissible theological pluralism that is compatible with the Roman Catholic magisterium”. John Paul II seems to have agreed with this view. In fact, the Eastern mystical concepts of khatarsis, theoria and theosis are far more apodictic than the rational “theological pluralism” permitted by today’s Roman Catholic Church. In short, the Eastern Orthodox Churches actually tend to be more inflexible and dogmatic in their outlook. It is little wonder that Putin – who sees himself as the temporal protector and patron of the Russian Orthodox Church – looks askance at a Pope who often sounds like a representative of Marxism-inspired “liberation theology”. [PT]
His latest comments on the purported head of the Catholic Church may have been his most perceptive as of yet and should be heeded not only by Western secular leaders, but by the globe’s one billion or so Catholics, most of whom regard Jorge Bergoglio as their pope.
The Russian President’s statement came on a visit to the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt. Mr. Putin succinctly sums up what Pope Francis is not: “If you look around at what he (the Pope) says it’s clear that he is not a man of God. At least not the Christian God, not the God of the Bible.”*
No truer words have as yet been said about this cretin by a world leader since his wretched pontifical reign began in 2013! While Mr. Putin and those with “eyes to see and ears to hear” recognize that “Pope Francis” is not a Christian, the current occupant of St. Peter’s Chair is disqualified for that position on theological grounds as well.
To be a legitimate pope, one must be “Bishop of Rome,” and prior to becoming a bishop, one must be a priest. Jorge Bergoglio was not ordained (1969) in the traditional Apostolic ordination rite of the Church, nor was he consecrated (1992) as a true bishop in that rite. His predecessor, Benedict XVI was likewise not consecrated in the traditional rite, although he was at least ordained as a priest under the “old rite.”
Simply put: Jorge Bergoglio is just a layman masquerading as a pope, as are all of the other priests and bishops which were given Holy Orders under the new rites which came into effect in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Anti-Council (1962-65).
Not only is Pope Francis a Christian fraud as Vladimir Putin and other perceptive commentators have observed, but in secular matters he is a neo-Marxist in economic thought, a One-World Government advocate, and an enthusiast of open borders and mass migration. In other words, an enemy of what is left of Western Civilization.
Mr. Putin accurately describes his “secular sins:”
- Pope Francis is using his platform to push a dangerous far-left political ideology on vulnerable people around the world, people who trust him because of his position
- He dreams of a world government and a global communist system of repression
- As we have seen before in communist states, this system is not compatible with Christianity**
If these despicable qualities are not bad enough, there is a seedier side of Bergoglio that Mr. Putin did not address. Pope Francis is now the third Pope presiding over the Church’s great pedophile sex and embezzlement scandals.
Read More @ Acting-Man.com
by Thomas D. Williams Ph.D., Breitbart:
ROME — An Italian bishop has said that he would be willing to see an end to Christianity and the dominion of Islam if it meant saving migrants’ lives, Italian media reported Monday.
“Morally and as a man of faith I would be willing to turn all churches into mosques if it were useful to the cause and if it helped to save the lives of poor and unhappy men and women, because Christ did not come to earth to build churches but to help men regardless of race, religion, or nationality,” said the former bishop of Caserta, Raffaele Nogaro, earlier this month.
from Voice Of Europe:
“It is the “moral responsibility” of the outside world to accept even more migrants,” Pope Francis explained in a speech on Thursday.
This year it is 70 years since the globalist organisation that is the UN adopted the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.
It was for that reason that Pope Francis urged the outside world to open its doors to even more migrants.