Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Highly Effective "Keep Sunday Special" Campaign

"We believe in having time for family, friends and community. We believe in time to rest and enjoy ourselves. We believe in working hard and living life to the full. And we believe in keeping just one day a week a bit special."
The Keep Sunday Special campaign was started in 1985 to campaign against a proposed deregulation of Sunday trading in England and Wales.

The Keep Sunday Special campaign was set up and is run as a conventional secular civil society organisation which has supporters from all political parties, from private businesses and the Trade Unions - with which we have always worked very closely - and members of all faiths and of none.

Keep Sunday Special enjoyed great success in its initial campaign. The Shops Bill of 1986 was defeated in the Westminster Parliament – only the second time since 1924 that a government bill was defeated at second reading. In the classic case study in the Modern Law Review Imelda Maher, now a professor in European Law in Dublin, recognised that the defeat was in part due to “a highly effective grassroots campaign orchestrated by the Keep Sunday Special Campaign.” One government official said that his department had been surprised by the large number of “genuine letters from concerned people.”  Keep Sunday Special is now on Facebook.           Website

"Click here to join our new Facebook page"

"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars"

Gigantic fireball from meteor shower turns night into day

Radar suggests large fireball from meteor shower landed in southwest corner of Wisconsin.

A large meteor streaked across the Midwestern sky momentarily turning night into day, rattling houses and causing trees and the ground to shake, authorities said Thursday. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Source AP Photo/Howard County Sheriff's Department

    New Website Pushes Sunday Enforcement

    "Mum and dad belong to us on Sunday"
    First European Citizens' initiative for a work-free Sunday in Europe

    We need a work-free Sunday in all of Europe,
    • because children need a family day, which is protected as a day off-work
    • because this brings Europe forward on it's way to become the most child-friendly region in the world

    • because according to EU legislation, Sunday is the weekly rest day for children and adolescents
    • because schools and public institutions never used to work on Sundays and do not intend to do so in the future  - despite of various  religious, cultural and ethnical backgrounds
    • because studies prove the positive health effects of the work-free free Sunday
    • because every person needs spare time - to relax, to be active in civil society, for hobbies and for religion
    • because the work-free Sunday is an essential pillar of the European Social Model and a part of the European cultural heritage.     Source

    The Dramatic Increase in Volcanic Activity Another Unmistakable sign that Christ is Coming Soon

    These wonderful manifestations will be more and more frequent and terrible just before the second coming of Christ and the end of the world, as signs of its speedy destruction. - PP 108

    These wonderful exhibitions will be more numerous and terrible just before the second coming of Christ and the end of the world, as signs of its speedy destruction. - 1SP 81

    German Lawmaker Seeks EU Sunday Enforcement

    WARSAW (RNS/ENI) A German politician has launched a referendum to demand the restoration of Sunday as a day for rest and family life across the European Union.

    “This is the right time to show that, as European citizens, we want to involve ourselves, not only through elections, but also in other ways,” Martin Kastler, a member of the European Parliament from Germany’s co-governing Christian Social Union, explained on the petition Web site,

    “The work-free Sunday is part of our European culture. We need time for our families and relationships, for civil society and religion,” said Kastler. “A life full of working days is unlikely to be fulfilling.”

    The statement was published after the launch of the campaign, “Mum and Dad belong to us on Sunday”—the first European Citizens Initiative under the Lisbon Treaty, which overhauled EU governance when it took effect last December.

    “This campaign should build up huge public pressure—in this way, no one will be able to ignore us,” said the 35-year-old Kastler, a father of two. “Europe should be the most child-friendly region in the world, so people from different political and social backgrounds should rally behind the protection of Sunday.”

    In February 2009, members of the European Parliament from France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Slovakia tabled a declaration—which was supported by European church leaders—that urged Sunday to be protected in future EU legislation to safeguard “workers’ health and the reconciliation of work and family life.”

    At the same time, another German representative in the European Parliament, Thomas Mann, is co-organizing a conference in Brussels on March 24 to re-launch the debate on work-free Sundays.

    Johanna Touzel, the spokeswoman for the Commission of EU Catholic Bishops Conferences, said, “Sunday rest is important for the health and wellbeing of working people—this is a social, rather than religious, issue which affects much of the population.”                                                Source

    Upon whom does a Sunday law cast Contempt?

    7BC 976

    Papacy: Legislate Sunday Rest!

    NOTE:  "The Vatican wants to establish Sunday observance in EU law. If our peoples really understood history, this would terrify them." - The Battle for Sunday by Richard Palmer Source

    We quote below from the verbose Dies Domini, a papal encyclical that John Paul II issued on May 31, 1998:

    66. . . . When, through the centuries, she has made laws concerning Sunday rest, (109) the Church has had in mind above all the work of servants and workers, certainly not because this work was any less worthy when compared to the spiritual requirements of Sunday observance, but rather because it needed greater regulation to lighten its burden and thus enable everyone to keep the Lord's Day holy. In this matter, my predecessor Pope Leo XIII in his Encyclical Rerum Novarum spoke of Sunday rest as a worker's right which the State must guarantee. (110) . . .
    67. . . . Therefore, also in the particular circumstances of our own time, Christians will naturally strive to ensure that civil legislation respects their duty to keep Sunday holy.—bold added.
    The above thoughts were previously incorporated into the new Catechism of the Catholic Church which came out back in 1993. Notice the following quotation from it:

    2188 In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all, Christians should seek recognition of Sundays and the Church's holy days as legal holidays.

    Thus we have both John Paul and the official catechism of the Church of Rome calling upon Catholics everywhere to work toward a national Sunday law.  Source

    A Remarkable sign that Christ's Coming is near: Earthquakes are Increasing in Number, Frequency, and Intensity

    The rate and intensity of major earthquakes has increased dramatically. According to data from the U.S. Geological Survey, we are now having ABOUT ONE MAJOR EARTHQUAKE EVERY TWO WEEKS!
    The signs thickening around us tell of the near approach of the Son of God! The coming of the Lord has been in all ages the hope of His true followers. Prophecy not only foretells the manner and object of Christ's coming, but presents tokens by which men are to know when it is near. Luke 21:11 declares, "And great earthquakes shall be in divers places."
    “Before the Son of man appears in the clouds of heaven everything in nature will be convulsed… There will be mighty earthquakes and great destruction of human life. - BC7 946
    “The earth will be convulsed, and there will be dreadful eruptions and earthquakes everywhere. God will plague the wicked inhabitants of the earth until they are destroyed from off it. The saints are preserved in the earth in the midst of these dreadful commotions, as Noah was preserved in the ark at the time of the flood.” - SP1 84

    Supermarkets in Court over Sunday Opening

    Five supermarkets from Deventer are being taken to court for illegally opening on Sundays, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday.

    According to the grocery sector association, the verdict will be of major significance nationwide. It is the first time that supermarkets have been actually taken to court for breaking Sunday trading rules.

    Shops may only open on every Sunday if they are considered to be in tourist areas. But the law is routinely flouted and there are a number of other loopholes. Government plans to tighten up the regulations have been delayed because of the economic crisis.

    The Deventer case revolves around the city council's decision to grant four supermarkets opening permits even though 12 applied to do so. The five facing court, which includes Plus and Dirk van den Broek, have refused to pay council fines for opening anyway.

    The court is due to announce its findings on April 27.    Source

    NOTE:  At the link, see the public reaction to this article in the comments under the article.

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    Vatican Insider, Malachi Martin, Revealed it All

    In his bestselling book The Keys of This Blood,the Jesuit Professor and Vatican insider, Malachi Martin, revealed it all:

    ”Willing or not, ready or not, we are all involved in an all-out, no-holds-barred, three-way global competition. Most of us are not competitors…. We are the stakes…. the competition is about who will establish the first one-world system of government that has ever existed in the society of nations. It is about who will hold and wield the dual power of AUTHORITY AND CONTROL OVER EACH OF US AS INDIVIDUALS AND OVER ALL OF US TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY… in the third millennium…. now that it has been started, there is no way it can be called off.... our way of life as individuals and as citizens... even the badges of our national identity... will have been powerfully and radically altered forever. No one can be exempted from its effects. No sector of our lives will remain untouched.”

    Martin says the Pope will be "the victor in that competition". On page 341 of his book, Malachi Martin makes it clear that this one-world government will be “dominated by an international bureaucracy which controls and directs every citizen and every nation....".
    The papacy is in fact calling for the UNION OF CHURCH AND STATE under a geo-political authority that he calls a “world political authority,” exactly as Revelation chapters 13 and 17 predict. Source

    Religious Right Leader says he Fears Theocracy

    Chuck Colson has declared his biggest fear is theocracy.

    Yes, you read that right. The Religious Right warhorse has just told The New York Times that his “greatest concern is theocracy.”

    In a profile in the Times Sunday magazine, Colson was asked what he considers the greatest misconception about Christians.

    “That we are intolerant,” he replied. “Christianity has deep convictions about what is true, but I don’t think Christians should impose themselves on people. My greatest concern is theocracy.”   Source

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life"

    Revelation13:3 and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

    13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

    13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies

    13:7 and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

    13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear

    13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
    2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

    Friday, March 26, 2010

    European Churches join ‘keep Sunday free of work’ Campaign: "This campaign should build up huge public pressure"

    GENEVA — More than 70 organizations, including churches, trades unions and civil society groups, have met in the European Parliament in Brussels for the first European Conference on a work-free Sunday.

    More than 400 participants on March 24 launched an appeal to the heads of states and governments, calling for a Sunday free of work for all European citizens.

    “The protection of a work-free Sunday is of paramount importance for workers’ health, for the reconciliation of work and family life, as well as for the life of civil society as a whole," the lobbyists said in a statement released by the Conference of European Churches to Ecumenical News International. “This common weekly day of rest serves to strengthen social cohesion in our societies, a cohesion so severely undermined by the current economic crisis.”

    The Rev. Radiger Noll, director of the Church and Society Commission of the European churches, told the Brussels meeting, “More than any other day of the week, a free Sunday offers the opportunity to be with one’s family and friends. Common free time is an important precondition for a participatory society, which allows its members to engage in civil activities.”

    Earlier in March, Martin Kastler, a European Parliament member for Germany’s co-governing Christian Social Union, launched the EU’s first international citizens’ referendum to restore Sunday as a day for rest and family life.

    “This is the right time to show that, as European citizens, we want to involve ourselves not only through elections but also in other ways,” said Kastler.

    His statement was published after the launch of the campaign, “Mum and Dad belong to us on Sunday.” This is the first European Citizens Initiative to emerge under the December 2009 Lisbon Treaty. Kastler said the treaty had given ordinary Europeans an “opportunity to stand up for their concerns.” He urged sympathizers across the continent to “strengthen direct democracy” by signing the campaign’s petition.

    This campaign should build up huge public pressure. In this way, no one will be able to ignore us,” said 35-year-old Kastler, who is a father of two. “Europe should be the most child-friendly region in the world, so people from different political and social backgrounds should rally behind the protection of Sunday.”

    Calls for the preservation of work-free Sundays have increased in the 27 countries of the European Union, where many shops and businesses now routinely require staff to turn up on weekends without extra pay.Read Entire Article

    Hungary Joins Campaign for work-free Sunday

    A petition drive will soon be launched in Hungary to join the work-free Sunday initiative of the European Union, the coordinator of the campaign from the Christian Democratic Party told MTI on Thursday.

    Gáspár Frivaldszky said that participants at the First Free Sunday conference in Brussels agreed that Sunday must be a day for rest, as it has been a tradition and valued achievement of European societies.

    Under a Lisbon Treaty provision the initiative requires the signature of one million citizens from EU member states for the European Commission to start examining the problem. (MTI) Source

    Thursday, March 25, 2010

    Have you Noticed? Discussion of the Sunday law Issue is Stealthily, yet Seemingly Innocuously, Entering into the Mainsteam Dialogue

    In the first few posts and throughout this blog really, I'm trying to highlight the fact that something very startling is happening right before our eyes. Gradually discussion of Sunday enforcement is entering into the main stream and has become almost common place, yet how innocent and innocuous it sounds as they talk of family, togetherness, and beneficial results to all of society and as though it's just like any other law that must be debated and sorted out before passage. A consensus is forming. "Its professions are mild and apparently Christian, but when it shall speak it will reveal the spirit of the dragon." 5T 432. How thrilling to realize that this can only mean that our Savior is returning very soon!

    I remember a Seventh-day Adventist minister stating many years ago that all it takes is just one Congressman out of 535 to propose the law and the crisis is upon us. He exclaimed, "It could happen over night!"

    The end is near, stealing upon us stealthily, imperceptibly, like the noiseless approach of a thief in the night. - 9T 135

    If such had only known that the work of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary would close so soon, how differently would they have conducted themselves, how earnestly would they have watched! The Master, anticipating all this, gives them timely warning in the command to watch. He distinctly states the suddenness of His coming. He does not measure the time, lest we shall neglect a momentary preparation, and in our indolence look ahead to the time when we think He will come, and defer the preparation. "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not." Yet this foretold uncertainty, and suddenness at last, fails to rouse us from stupidity to earnest wakefulness, and to quicken our watchfulness for our expected Master. Those not found waiting and watching are finally surprised in their unfaithfulness. The Master comes, and instead of their being ready to open unto Him immediately, they are locked in worldly slumber, and are lost at last. - 2T 191

    In view of these considerations, how applicable and solemn these quotes are more than ever:

    We say again, "Out of the cities." Do not consider it a great deprivation that you must go into the hills and mountains, but seek for that retirement where you can be alone with God, to learn His will and way. - LDE 97

    I urge our people to make it their lifework to seek for spirituality. Christ is at the door. This is why I say to our people, "Do not consider it a privation when you are called to leave the cities and move out into the country places. Here there await rich blessings for those who will grasp them. By beholding the scenes of nature, the works of the Creator, by studying God's handiwork, imperceptibly you will be changed into the same image." -2 SM 355, 356 (1908).

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    Guarantee that Sundays will be work-free, EU leaders urged

    As a matter of principle, all citizens of the European Union should be entitled to a work-free Sunday, a group of more than 70 organisations including churches, trade unions and civil organisations is urging EU authorities.

    The call was made ahead of a meeting at the European Parliament for the first European Conference on a Work-Free Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Conference of European Churches.

    Members of the Conference of European Churches include about 120 Orthodox Christian, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, plus 40 associated organisations.    Source 

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    "A Conference to relaunch the debate on Sunday protection at European level will be held on 24 March in the European Parliament in Brussels"

    The Argument:  "A  common weekly rest day for the whole of society allows families to spend time with each other, and all citizens to engage in cultural, spiritual and social activities. Sunday moreover strengthens the social cohesion of our societies, which has been undermined by the current economic crisis. It therefore represents a precious achievement, which should be recognised as a pillar of the European Social Model."

    Arsenio Lembert Jr., comments on his highly successful Endrtimes blog:

    In regards to the EU, as we know that it is the feet of the image that Daniel envisioned; The toes of the feet that represent the end time Revived Roman Empire (E.U. and Vatican), are made of iron and clay and can not mix. So, this faux-mixture will be short lived, thank God.

    However, the EU via the Vatican and the USA (or the NAU) it's image will persecute the remnant of God anywhere they may find themselves. Yet, this will sift out the 'fair weather' loyals, and will allow a people unwilling to compromise, that will be a wonder to mankind, men and women with shinning semblance; their guardian angels will protect them despite the overwhelming obstacles placed upon them.

    Sunday, March 7, 2010

    Across the Board, the Papacy is Insinuating Herself into the Affairs of the United States

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) which "receives a federal tax exemption as a non-profit entity, gets one-third of its annual $146 million budget from the government." Source

    Our Constitution says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," but the Catholic bishops are now routinely lobbying and pressuring our president and law makers in bill after bill!

    Regarding just the health care bill, this from The Washington Times:

    Roman Catholics were front and center in the entire process. Not only is the author of the amendment (Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan Democrat) a Roman Catholic but so is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in whose office some of the final deals were cut...We all knew that various bishops were calling House members; retired Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick's call to Mrs. Pelosi's office from Rome is well known, as was Chicago Cardinal Francis George's call to House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio to make sure Republicans didn't scuttle the amendment.

    Another source, The Canada Free Press, noted "the evidence of intensive Catholic Bishop lobbying activity:

    The health care debate, with either side citing this or that Catholic group, has proven that the Catholic Church is exercising far too much influence over the national affairs of the United States. If Marxism is coming to America, it has a Catholic imprint.

    The Catholic Church is quickly moving ahead to pass a bill to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. It is significant that on Sunday, as national health care legislation was passing the House, the Catholic Bishops were promoting a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to force congressional passage of “comprehensive immigration reform.”

    Observed Ellen White in The Great Controversy (1888):

    The Roman Catholic Church, with all its ramifications throughout the world, forms one vast organization under the control, and designed to serve the interests, of the papal see. Its millions of communicants, in every country on the globe, are instructed to hold themselves as bound in allegiance to the pope...
    History testifies of her artful and persistent efforts to insinuate herself into the affairs of nations; and having gained a foothold, to further her own aims, even at the ruin of princes and people.

    Sources: 1 2

    Thursday, March 4, 2010

    Nearing the Climax of Satan's Stated Plan

    "And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"    Revelation 13:4

    "I will work at cross purposes with God. I will empower my followers to set aside God's memorial, the seventh-day Sabbath. Thus I will show the world that the day sanctified and blessed by God has been changed. That day shall not live in the minds of the people. I will obliterate the memory of it. I will place in its stead a day that does not bear the credentials of God, a day that cannot be a sign between God and His people. I will lead those who accept this day to place upon it the sanctity that God placed upon the seventh day.

       "Through my vicegerent, I will exalt myself. The first day will be extolled, and the Protestant world will receive this spurious sabbath as genuine. Through the nonobservance of the Sabbath that God instituted, I will bring His law into contempt. The words, "A sign between me and you throughout your generations,' I will make to serve on the side of my sabbath.
         "Thus the world will become mine. I will be the ruler of the earth, the prince of the world. I will so control the minds under my power that God's Sabbath shall be a special object of contempt. A sign? I will make the observance of the seventh day a sign of disloyalty to the authorities of earth. Human laws will be made so stringent that men and women will not dare to observe the seventh-day Sabbath. For fear of wanting food and clothing, they will join with the world in transgressing God's law. The earth will be wholly under my dominion." 
         The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty, for it is the point of truth especially controverted. When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve God and those who serve Him not.  PK 184

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    The United States to void God's Law

    "A time is coming when the law of God is, in a special sense, to be made void in our land. The rulers of our nation will, by legislative enactments, enforce the Sunday law, and thus God's people be brought into great peril. When our nation, in its legislative councils, shall enact laws to bind the consciences of men in regard to their religious privileges, enforcing Sunday observance, and bringing oppressive power to bear against those who keep the seventh-day Sabbath, the law of God will, to all intents and purposes, be made void in our land; and national apostasy will be followed by national ruin.”  RH Dec. 18, 1888.

    This represents the total meltdown of our nation’s economy and the entire world will experience it as well. Read Rev. 18, the entire chapter.  The time is at hand!  "If popery or its principles shall again be legislated into power, the fires of persecution will be rekindled against those who will not sacrifice conscience and the truth in deference to popular errors. This evil is on the point of realization."  5T 712.1

    “By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near.”  5T 451

    “It is time for you to act Lord for they have regarded your law as void.”  Psalm 119:126

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Supreme Court set to tip to Sunday Enforcement

    When President Andrew Jackson tapped Roger Taney as the first Catholic Supreme Court justice in 1836, anti-Catholicism wasn't just a staple of American politics, it was a main course. For 150 years, from 1836 to 1986, there was usually just one Catholic -- and never more than two -- serving on the Supreme Court at a time. Now Catholics comprise two-thirds of the bench! A disastrous picture for sure. The Court is now locked into a mode that bodes ill for our civil and religious freedoms.

    "Catholics cannot help but interpret the Constitution in light of their own traditions of sin and redemption, Scripture and authority...Most Americans know this, which only makes their collective yawn over the impending Catholic supermajority all the more astounding. Clearly, Catholicism has gone mainstream." USA Today

    One is reminded of the solemn warning: "God's word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be unheeded, and the Protestant world will learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to escape the snare. She is silently growing into power. Her doctrines are exerting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts of men...Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike. All that she desires is vantage ground, and this is already being given her. We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is. Whoever shall believe and obey the word of God will thereby incur reproach and persecution." GC 581