Sunday, July 21, 2019

Gold for Christmas – Gold’s Importance in Religion

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from BullionStar:

Gold and Religion have always been symbolically linked in countless civilizations from antiquity to the present day. From religious artwork to religious symbolism, gold is unique among metals in being central to many of the world’s religions, and gold has long been associated with the divine sphere.

Gold In Christianity

During the festive season of Christmas, it is apt therefore to reflect on the importance of gold in religion. In the Christian tradition, gold appears in the story of Christmas and its association with the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. According to the Bible, when Jesus Christ was born to Bethlehem, a group of wise men (Magi) made a journey from the East to celebrate and worship the birth, bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The gift of gold was a symbol of wealth and power, but also, according to religious scholars, a symbol of Christ’s kingship on Earth.

  Nativity Scene in Bethlehem with Magi bearing gifts including Gold
Nativity Scene in Bethlehem with Magi bearing gifts including Gold

In fact, throughout the Bible, gold is frequently mentioned, from the first book (Genesis) to the last book (Revelations), and everywhere in between. For example, the Book of Genesis refers to 4 rivers flowing out of the Garden of Eden, one of which, the Pishon, “flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.” (Genesis 2:10 and 2:11). And in the Book of Revelations, a description of a new Jerusalem describes the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass” (Revelation 21:21).

While gold is attributed considerable value in the Bible and is frequently referred to as the most valuable substance on earth and the greatest form of wealth, it is also juxtaposed with spiritual value, so as to illustrate that spiritual value is beyond even the substantial material value of gold. For example, Psalm 119:127 says that: “Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than fine gold!”

So it’s not surprising then that gold plays an important role in the Christian religion. In Christianity, gold has been extensively used to decorate churches, cathedrals and chapels, to fashion crosses, chalices and altar furniture, and as gold leaf to gild statues, adorn manuscripts, and to represent halos and divine light in Middle Age and Renaissance period art. Gold is also found on the gilded domes of some Christian Orthodox churches in Eastern Europe.

Gold’s Unique Role in Religions

But what does gold possess that gives it universal appeal to all the world’s major religions, and to ancient religious traditions throughout antiquity, such as in Ancient Egypt? And why in the hierarchy of metals, does gold take precedence over other all metals?

The reasons are many and varied. With its unique glow and yellow shine, gold is symbolic of the colour of the sun, and in religious art gold is associated with daylight and the energy of the divine.

Read More @ BullionStar.com

DOJ begins criminal investigation of Pennsylvania pedophile priests

from Fellowship Of The Minds:

The sexual abuse of minors is not just immoral and a grave sin, it is a criminal offense.

In the wake of the August 14 release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury’s report on the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 child victims by over 300 predator priests, and the coverup of those crimes by bishops, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl(who was Bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006) — which is a conspiracy— some U.S. dioceses have either made public or announced they will make public the names of pedophile priests.

Dan Bongino Blasts Democrats For Hating On ‘In God We Trust’ [VIDEO]

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.

Archbishop Claims Pope Long Knew of U.S. Cardinal’s Abuses

from True Pundit:

On a day when Pope Francis begged “the Lord’s forgiveness” at a shrine in Ireland for the clerical sex abuse scandals that threaten his church, a former top-ranking Vatican official alleged that Francis himself knew about the abuses of a now-disgraced American prelate years before they became public.

The bombshell accusation, leveled by Carlo Maria Viganò, the Vatican’s top diplomat in the United States between 2011 and 2016 and a staunch critic of Francis, immediately threatened to derail the pope’s already difficult mission to demonstrate his commitment to combating the cover-up of sexual abuse.

Instead, Francis and several other top-ranking Vatican officials were now accused of being part of the cover-ups as Archbishop Viganò called for their resignations.

Demons Are Opening Digital Portals!

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from FaceLikeTheSun:

According to Shamanic Healer Lynn Williams, ascended beings are in contact with many people who are “awake” and “chosen” to be representatives of the new age. Her experience with spiritual entities is not something to scoff at. However, her source of truth seems opposed to the Scriptures, and what the Bible warns as deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. Furthermore, she admits that the technology that’s present all around us enhances the ability for these entities to communicate with us. In other words, tech is creating a massive electromagnetic grid over the earth, where demons can traverse to and fro, deceiving and being deceived.

SCHOOLS ACROSS ENGLAND REMOVING ALL CALENDAR REFERENCES TO JESUS CHRIST BY SWITCHING TO CE AND BCE

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by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini, are being ditched for BCE – Before Common Era, and CE – Common Era. The new terms still denote the periods before and after the birth of Christ. Local authority committees drawing up religious education syllabuses say the old terms may upset minorities or non-believers. But critics blasted the move as a ‘capitulation to political correctness’.

SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE STOPPED USING THE TERMS BC AND AD IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION LESSONS FOR FEAR OF OFFENDING NON-CHRISTIANS.

“And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:16 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: For hundreds of years, the world has used a calendar where each and every year is a direct reference to Jesus of Nazareth. Now in the country from whence the King James Bible first came into being, those references – AD and BC – are being removed from all calendars in the school systems. It is being replaced with CE for ‘common era’ and BCE ‘before the common era’ so favored by atheists, agnostics and Jehovah’s Witnesses. As we get closer to the Rapture of the Church, the world being left behind is preparing to meet Antichrist.

The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini, are being ditched for BCE – Before Common Era, and CE – Common Era. The new terms still denote the periods before and after the birth of Christ.

Local authority committees drawing up religious education syllabuses say the old terms may upset minorities or non-believers. But critics blasted the move as a ‘capitulation to political correctness’.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey said the rulings by the religious education committees were a ‘great shame’.

Muslim and Jewish leaders were also mystified, saying they were not offended by the familiar terms.

Local authority committees – known as Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (SACREs) – from Brighton and Essex are among a growing number urging heads to ditch BC and AD.

The syllabus for schools in East Sussex, for example, reads: ‘BCE and CE are now used in order to show sensitivity to those who are not Christians.’

Lord Carey said: ‘I have never met a Muslim or Jewish leader who is offended by the Gregorian calendar’ while leading Imam Ibrahim Mogra said: ‘I don’t believe it causes Muslims offence.’ A spokesman for the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: ‘I don’t think anyone would mind if in mainstream schools they use BC and AD.’

Chris McGovern, the chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, said: removing BC and AD ‘is a capitulation to political correctness’.

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com

Church of Sweden Sets New Gender Neutral Rules: God Will No Longer Be Called “He” or “Lord”

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by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

The Church of Sweden set new rules regarding language to make the church more inclusive. The Church is urging clergy to use gender-neutral language and refrain from terms like “Lord” and “him.”

Last year Swedish lesbian bishop Eva Brune proposed removing crosses and Christian symbols from her church to make it more inclusive.

 

Breitbart.com reported:

The Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a controversial new handbook which says masculine references to God, such as “He” and “Lord” should be scrapped so as to be more “inclusive”.

Despite heavy criticism from organisations including Royal Swedish Academy, on Thursday the church approved the new handbook with a large majority.

The Church Handbook — which was last updated in 1986 — sets out how services, baptisms, weddings and funerals should be conducted, in language, liturgy, theology and music, and is therefore central to the church’s activities.

According to local media, many priests have objected to directions in the new handbook regarding language, which have been added with the goal of making the church “more inclusive”.

This includes instructing clergy to refer to God in a gender-neutral fashion, without “unnecessarily” using the male pronoun “He”, or terms like “Lord”.

Read More @ TheGatewayPundit.com

Sex abuse victims sue Catholic Church under RICO, while Pope Francis and U.S. bishops remain complacent

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from Fellowship Of The Minds:

On November 13, 2018, six American survivors of priest sex-abuse filed a class-action civil lawsuit at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., against the Vatican (Holy See) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), citing a federal anti-racketeering law known as RICO.

The six plaintiffs who claim they had been abused by clergy as minors: Timothy B. Lennon, of Arizona; Mark S. Belenchia, of Mississippi; Alfred L. Antonsen Jr., of Illinois; Joseph Piscitelli, of California; Shaun A. Dougherty, of Pennsylvania; and Mark Crawford, of New Jersey. (LifeSiteNews)

The Flat Earth “Psyop” ?

from SGT Report:
I received the following email from a reader and friend of SGT Report tonight. As fate would have it, I recently watched a cogent and articulate video about this same subject from Marty Leeds, a truth researcher I have interviewed. Here’s the link to that video: We Need to Talk About Flat Earth. I thought the questions Marty raised in that video were so good that I posted the video at ThePhaser.com. I have thought from day one that the entire ‘flat earth’ subject was a psyop, even telling former SGT Report contributor Rory to please refrain from posting material about it on this site.  But again, Marty’s video was very thought provoking. And now this email tonight from my friend Alev, which is equally thought provoking, especially since we know the elite have been lying to us about the nature of just about everything, for decades centuries..

Read it and feel free to share your thoughts (respectfully) on the subject in the comments below.

FORMER POPE BENEDICT WRITES PAPER BLAMING PRIEST SEX ABUSE SCANDALS ON 1960’S HIPPIE MOVEMENT, BUT RECORDS SHOW CATHOLIC CHURCH WAS ROTTEN FROM THE BEGINNING

by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:

Former Pope Benedict’s “The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse” has the unmistakable ring of a papal document. The church’s still-radiating crisis, Benedict suggests, was a product of the moral laxity that swept the West, and not just the church, in the 1960s. The young rebels of 1968, Benedict writes, fought for “all-out sexual freedom, one which no longer conceded any norms.” But this is not even half the truth as you will see.

Apple bans Christian app, other tech giants soon to follow as war on Christianity accelerates

by Lance D Johnson, Natural News:

The online war against free speech, free thought and association continues as tech giants continue to target and ban “dangerous” text, audio, and video. According to a recent BBC report, Apple has removed a Christian app because its teachings on homosexuality are “dangerous.”

According to the report, an activist group called “Truth Wins Out” pleaded with Apple to remove a Christian app that spreads “dangerous” speech and ideas. The offended activist group convinced Apple to remove Living Hope Ministries from its app store. Now the activist group is petitioning Google and Amazon to follow suit and ban Living Hope Ministries from their platforms, too. “Google and Amazon [must] immediately stop selling and promoting this app, which dehumanizes LGBT people,” says the petition, signed by 356 supporters. Google is preparing to remove the app if it violates Google’s “ban on content that incites hatred.”