Friday, December 23, 2011
The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) has been pushing the initiative, but trade unions, the Roman Catholic Church and other groups have criticised the move. But the DAIC says it will intensify that campaign in the New Year.
DAEC president Bill Daniel said his organisation recognised that in any society there were workers within establishments which, by the nature of the services they provide, must work on Sundays. However, he noted that Sunday "is recognised by most Dominicans as their day of worship, which is a biblical requirement.
"Families and especially single parents are under tremendous challenges seeking to balance work, home and personal life. In their attempt to maintain this balance, the lack of time spent with family is minimal and as a result children and young people remain unsupervised which leads to a new set of challenges.
"Sunday is the day chosen and set aside by most Dominicans for worship and praise to God and should not be interfered with," he said, adding, "rest and worship is ordained by God and all concerned are advised to be guided accordingly".
Daniel said the proposal to make Sunday a normal working day would undermine the family structure, the church and the society at large.
Also see this similar German news
Friday, December 16, 2011
The vote was 86-13. The House passed the bill 283-136 on Wednesday after weeks of negotiation on provisions governing the detention of suspected terrorists under a White House veto threat. The White House lifted the veto threat just hours before the House vote as it became clear that the compromise package in the final bill had broad bipartisan support.
Likewise, House Republicans, who had sought tougher measures, did not carry out their threat to block the legislation when it became clear that a majority of senators would not accept them.
“Those who say that we have written into law a new authority to detain American citizens until the end of hostilities are wrong. Neither the Senate bill nor the conference report establishes new authority to detain American citizens – or anybody else,” said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich), one of the key negotiators on the issue, who at times expressed frustration with the administration and opponents of the provisions over what he called “misstatements” about what they contained.
The bill would create a legal basis for the detention of suspected Al Qaeda terrorists and their allies and require military custody for foreign terrorists who attack the United States. It also favors military trials for suspected terrorists, subject to a presidential waiver, and extends for one year the ban on moving detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States.
In order to satisfy the administration and other opponents’ concerns, the final legislation states that nothing in it may be “construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.” The Supreme Court has said U.S. citizens can be held by the military as enemy combatants, but the law is unclear on whether that includes those captured inside the United States and the issue is hotly disputed.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
“Germany is the unquestioned leader of Europe,” said Charles Grant, director of the Center for European Reform. “France is definitely subordinate to Germany, and Britain has less influence than at any time I can recall.”
Britain Suffers as a Bystander to the Euro’s Crisis
“As European leaders prepare for crucial meetings this week in Brussels, what may have seemed like timid or even bumbling leadership is looking more like a consistent strategy of brinkmanship aimed at remaking the euro zone in Germany’s likeness.”
Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor is walking a tightrope by resisting “appeals to appease the financial markets by lowering borrowing costs,” and wielding “the pain of soaring interest rates as a cudgel to extract painful changes…”
“German dominance of the euro zone,” says the British press, “with Mrs. Merkel as the unofficial but unchallenged leader of Europe — has in fact already arrived.”
Forced leadership changes in Greece and Italy have become omens of German hegemony in Europe.
Merkel’s Path: Brinkmanship for Debt Crisis
Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy, and ex-president head of the European Commission said “Let’s take the German-French summit. By now it is a German-German summit. You cannot say it loudly, but it is true: Chancellor Merkel, in the end, is obliged to dictate the rules…”
“Rationality will assert itself. Germany cannot give up its fantastic economic situation in the world.”
‘Germany Must Make a Decision or the Game Is Over’
“During a televised interview back in early November, Sarkozy uttered almost unimaginable words for a French president: ‘All my efforts are directed towards adapting France to a system that works. The German system.’”
“Suddenly, Germany is being held up as a shining example for everyone else. It is almost the only country in the Eurozone that the markets still trust. It is almost the only one that has a history of carrying out far-reaching structural reforms. Almost overnight, Germany has become the de facto center of Europe.”
“It is becoming clear that Angela Merkel isn’t the only person who wants to reshape Europe in Germany’s image. The chancellor has become less inhibited about expressing her determination to revamp Europe — but many countries have already decided for themselves that Europe must follow Germany’s example if the common currency is to be saved.”
“Europe’s Germanization can be seen all over the continent.” In Italy, Prime Minister, Mario Monti’s fellow countrymen call him “‘more German than the Germans.’ Even the Italian media… has taken to listing everything the Germans do better: Their waste-recycling systems, their competitiveness and their education system.”
In Spain, the new premier, Mariano Rajoy, “has already pledged to bring the country’s national debt down to 4.4 percent of GDP in 2012, exactly as Merkel has demanded.”
In France, “day after day, the newspapers almost obsessively compare the two countries. ‘The German Europe’ was the headline of a recent article in a business magazine…”
“Georgios Trangas, one of Greece’s best-known journalists, said his country had become ‘a German protectorate of the Fourth Reich in southern Europe.’”
Europe Shudders at Germany’s New-Found Power
“Volker Kauder, parliamentary floor leader for Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats, was not entirely wrong. ‘Now, Europe is speaking German,’ he said.”
Germans Remain Unflappable During Euro Crisis
So, what’s happening in Europe anyway? Keep the Faith has been predicting for quite some time that Germany would become the dominant ruler, even dictator of Europe. That is now obvious to most observers. Keep the Faith has also documented how Angela Merkel, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, is working hand in hand with the Vatican to resurrect a Christian (meaning Catholic) Europe united under Roman Catholic principles. Now with Germany controlling the economy of Europe, she is nearly in a position to economically enforce the resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire. Even if two Europe’s arise, one governed by the Eurozone and the central authorities in Brussels, and one the periphery whose nations do not use the euro, Germany’s role will still impact them all in a powerful way. Even the non-eurozone nations will have to reckon with German hegemony and geopolitical influence because it will continue to loom over them.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Related Article from The Trumpet:
Extreme Right-Wing Crosses the Atlantic
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
In a stunning move that has civil libertarians stuttering with disbelief, the U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America.
|Bill Summary & Status, 112th Congress (2011 – 2012) | S.1867 | Latest Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 | Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI] (introduced 11/15/2011) | Related Bills: H.R.1540 | Latest Major Action: 12/1/2011 Passed/agreed to in Senate. | Status: Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay. 93 – 7. | Record Vote Number: 218. | Latest Action: 12/1/2011 National Defense Authorization Act | Amendment details|
This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a ”battleground” upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity.
Senate Wants the Military to Lock You Up Without Trial
…the detention mandate to use indefinite military detention in terrorism cases isn’t limited to foreigners. It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — “U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority.” Source
Also see this older post
Update: The bill was signed!
Friday, December 2, 2011
“‘I’m very, very, concerned about having U.S. citizens sent to Guantanamo Bay for indefinite detention,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), one of the Senate’s most conservative members.” Paul is concerned that a suspect could be locked up for life without formally being charged or given a trial.
“It’s not enough just to be alleged to be a terrorist,” Paul said. “That’s part of what due process is — deciding, are you a terrorist?”
Many see this as akin to the detention of Americans in internment camps during World War II inside the USA.
Another large concern is that the bill would permit military action within the boundaries of the United States, something generally prevented by the Posse Comitatus federal statute.
The White House criticized the measure and threatened a veto because it would reduce the president’s authority to defend America. “Moreover,” the White House said, “applying this military custody requirement to individuals inside the United States… would raise serious and unsettled legal questions and would be inconsistent with the fundamental American principle that our military does not patrol our streets.”
The controversial measure could be changed when the differing versions are merged, if Congress desires.
The United States is in the process of undoing every principle of her constitution to support the prophetic endgame by promoting spiritualism and enforcing Sunday sacredness.
“…Under the influence of [the] threefold union, our country (the United States) 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…” Maranatha, page 190
Senate Votes To Let Military Detain Americans Indefinitely, White House Threatens Veto
Posse Comitatus Act/Wikipedia
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
"Not only work but also rest from work constitutes a fundamental right and an essential good for individuals and their families. This is what the post-synod Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis states. A man and a woman are worth more than their work. They are made for communion and encounter. So Sunday should not take the form of an interval from work to be filled with frenetic activities or unusual experiences, but rather a day of rest which opens up to the encounter, lets the other be rediscovered, and makes it possible to dedicate time to family relations and friends and to prayer."
"It is particularly urgent nowadays to remember that the day of the Lord is also a day of rest from work. It is greatly to be hoped that this fact will also be recognized by civil society, so that individuals can be permitted to refrain from work without being penalized."
"The seventh day of creation. Modern man created free time and lost the meaning of celebration. The meaning of the celebration, particularly Sunday, as a time for man, indeed, a time for the family, needs to be retrieved."
"The commandment to keep holy the sabbath. The THIRD commandment of the Decalogue recalls the liberation from Egypt, the gift of freedom, which creates Israel as a people. It is a perennial sign of the covenant between God and man in which every life shares, even animal life."
They are really laying the groundwork for the Sunday law now! And with the economic turmoil and troubles around the world today, the people of the world will soon be ripe to be deceived into accepting the mark of the beast. Please pray, study and LIVE the truth! Jesus is coming soon.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
As one of the commentors on that article put it, this isn’t actually a test — which would be done at oh-dark-thirty. This is a demonstration. Of power. And fear.
Odd, too. The old Emergency Broadcast System (EBS), which has been around since the cold war, relied on the discretion of the broadcasters (which, granted, could be fallible). The upcoming shutdown is the first nationwide use of EBS’s successor, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which is centralized. One man, the Big Boy himself, has the power to activate it, and he has delegated that power to the always-competent and of course democratically elected [/sarcasm] head of FEMA.
EAS has been around nearly 15 years — before many people were even aware of some newfangled thingie called the Internet. And they’re just getting around to “testing” itnow?
According to the FCC website:
The EAS is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers, and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) providers to provide the communications capability to the President to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information, such as AMBER alerts and weather information targeted to specific areas.
… So the capital-P President needs to address every TV zombie and Limbaugh listener during a national emergency? Might we ask, “Whuffor?” This ain’t the day when Roosevelt comforted our grannies and grampies with his famous Fireside Chats. We are just a leeeetle bit smarter and more skeptical of power now. And the dangers we face today are no worse than we faced when the USSR and USSA held each other as nuclear hostages under the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction.
And if you want to see “fallible” on a grand, nationwide scale, just put something in the hands of FEMA. Yeah, that’ll work out real well.
So really, ya gotta wonder what they’re thinking.
And oh yeah … they forgot the Internet. Now shutting down that would be an interesting project …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
If you misunderstood Bible prophecy like most evangelical christians in America, then you too would be Zionist in nature and would want Israel to have a state and restore the temple mount. In order to do this, you would want to get rid of your enemies that would prevent this. Now I can prove the temple mount will never be built again but that is another story. We are in the midst of manipulation at it’s climax. If you want to see a pattern in history, use this formula: Suppress Truth + Create Class Warfare +Crush the Economy = Anarchy/Revolution (See France in 1793)
Revelation 17 speaks of various world powers coming on the scene. The last will be united with 10 kingdoms which I believe were established by the Club of Rome many years ago. We are on the verge of the scenes taking place in our cities like they did in France during the Reign of Terror. Here is the agenda of the last superpower on the earth which the Bible shows us will be the United Nations:
THE UNITED NATIONS (NWO) I.E. LUCIFER’S MODUS OPERANDI SINCE HIS FALL FROM HEAVEN:
The United Nations global conspirators manifest their agenda through the skilful manipulation of human emotions, especially fear. In the past centuries, they have repeatedly utilized a contrivance that NWO researcher and author David Icke has characterized in his latest book, The Biggest Secret, as Problem, Reaction, and Solution.
The technique is as follows: NWO strategists create the Problem – by funding , assembling, and training an “opposition” group to stimulate turmoil in an established political power (sovereign country, region, continent, etc.) that they wish to impinge upon and thus create opposing factions in a conflict that the NWO themselves maneuvered into existence. In recent decades, so called opposition groups are usually identified in the media as ‘freedom fighters’ or ‘liberators’.
At the same time, the leader of the established political power where the conflict is being orchestrated is demonized and, on cue, referred to as ‘another Hitler’ (take your pick: Saddam Hussein, Milosevic, Kadaffi, etc.). The ‘freedom fighters’ are not infrequently assembled from a local criminal element (i.e. KLA, drug traffickers). In the spirit of true Machiavellian deceit, the same NWO strategists are equally involved in covertly arming and advising the leader of the established power as well (the NWO always profits from any armed conflict by loaning money, arming, and supplying all parties involved in a war).
The conflict is drawn to the world stage by the controlled media outlets with a barrage of photos and video tape reports of horrific and bloody atrocities suffered by innocent civilians. The cry goes up “Something has to be done!” And that is the desired Reaction.
The NWO puppeteers then provide the Solution by sending in UN ‘Peace Keepers’ (Bosnia) or a UN ‘Coalition Force’ (Gulf War) or NATO Bombers and then ground troops (Kosovo), or the military to ’search for Weapons of Mass Destruction’, which of course are never found. Once installed, the ‘peace keepers’ never leave. The idea is to have NWO controlled ground troops in all major countries or strategic areas where significant resistance to the New World Order takeover is likely to be encountered.
If you have watched any news and thought “oh man, Mubarak, Gaddafi, etc are so evil they must be destroyed,” then perhaps you have been a part of the above equation.
The picture was taken by my dad who is up in Wall Street handing out information and books like ‘The Great Controversy’ so that many really can understand what is going on. This train is going too fast to stop and the Bible foretold it in the books of Daniel and Revelation.
Occupy Wall Street in Prophecy
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Vatican came out with its statement as demonstrators protest against corporate greed all around the globe. Demonstrators are “angry about government bailouts of big banks, corporate bonuses and economic inequality.” The demonstrations are supported by many trade unions.
Calling for an ethical authority actually suggests that the Vatican wants to be that ethical authority, or at least involved in it. The Vatican views itself as the moral (ethical) guide of the world.
The 18-page statement condemned “selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale,” and the “idolatry of the market,” adding that world economics needed an “ethic of solidarity” among rich and poor nations.” The Vatican also urged corporate leaders and others to think deeply about the impact of their decisions on societies, and to seek ways to support the “moral values at the basis of social coexistence,” and the common good.
Support for the common good is a common theme of Vatican social policy, particularly as it calls for wealth redistribution and equalization of rich and poor nations.
The Vatican said that new ideas should be proposed, even if they undermine the existing order of things. The Vatican is using the demonstrations as opportunity to promote its own brand of socialism. The demonstrators are likely to welcome the statement.
“The Vatican called for the establishment of ‘a supranational authority’ with worldwide scope and ‘universal jurisdiction’ to guide economic policies and decisions.” The document also called for a tax of financial transactions.
The Vatican even criticized the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying that it “no longer had the power or ability to stabilize world finance by regulating overall money supply and it was no longer able to watch ‘over the amount of credit risk taken on by the system.’”
The Vatican continues to seek globalization of world politics and the universal economy. Eventually, as the scripture says, she will call for a global religion around her principles.
“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.” Revelation 13:8
Source: Vatican calls for global authority on economy
Vatican Calls for 'Central World Bank' to Be Set Up
Toward a World Watchdog: The Vatican Talks Finance
Pope outlines Holy See's global vision for diplomacy
World religions join Pope, urging peace
Monday, October 24, 2011
In other words, the Catholic Church views itself as the moral voice in world affairs and because of that, she has the “right” and “duty” to intervene on behalf of various disadvantaged groups of people.
This is the Roman Catholic Church’s excuse to meddle in state affairs.
The pope said that the opinions of the church are drawn “from the standpoint of the Christian faith,” but that the church “has always pointed to reason and nature as the sources of the norms on which a state of law should be built.” Therefore the Holy See conducts its diplomacy not on “confessional nor on pragmatic grounds” but on the basis of “universally applicable principles that are as real as the physical elements of the natural environment,” he said.
“While your nation has long championed the freedom of individuals to make their own choices,” the pope said, “nevertheless, those choices by which people inflict harm on themselves or others must be discouraged, for the good of individuals and society as a whole,”.
While these goals are admired by many, there is a dangerous side to the papal diplomatic involvement with nation states. Historical precedent has always led to church manipulation or even control of the state in matters of religion. Mixing church and state, has always led to persecution of those who disagree with the Church.
Pope outlines Holy See’s global vision for diplomacy
Another Interesting Article:
Vatican calls for global economic revamp
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Some members of the Bundestag plan to walk out or boycott the event because they say it is a violation of the separation of church and state in Germany.
Pope Benedict’s four-day visit to Germany will consist of stops in Berlin, Erfurt and Freiburg. In each city he will preside over large public masses. The Pope is also holding meeting with leaders of the Jewish, Muslim and Orthodox Christian faiths.
The motto of the papal visit is “wherever God is, there is the future.”
CNA News Article
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Greek finance minister Evangelos Venizelos thinks the pressure tactic to force Greece to submit to EU-IMF demands for further austerity might bring mutual destruction. “Whoever thinks that Greece is an easy scapegoat,” he said “will find that this eventually turns against them, against the hard core of the eurozone…” (meaning Germany)
Germany’s EU commissioner Günther Oettinger thinks that Europe should send armed “blue helmets to take control of Greek tax collection and liquidate state assets.”
Greek newspapers are suggesting that the German pressure is the “Fourth Reich,” “Terrorization of Greeks,” etc.
Mr. Schauble, Germany’s finance minister, threatened that there would not be a third bailout of the Greeks unless they comply with the austerity demands of the EU and the IMF. But if that would happen there would be a “fast and furious” chain reaction among the weaker nations of the EU.
Greece is being strangled after it behaved badly for decades by “violent fiscal deflation” without offsetting factors. There has been no stimulus package, only more rescue packages. There has been no debt relief. The debt still has to be paid back to investors. And there has been no devaluation of the Greek currency, because to devalue Greek Euros would be to devalue them throughout all of Europe. Greece is now a victim of the creditor powers, a vassal state.
“Citigroup and UBS (a Swiss bank) both issued reports… on the mechanics of [European Monetary Union] break-up, both concluding… that EU leaders cannot and will not allow it to happen.”
“‘The Euro should not exist,’ said Stephane Deo from UBS. It creates more costs than benefits for the weak.” In other words, the weak states become vassals to the strong.
UBS believes that the only solution is “fiscal confederation.” Germany’s High Court however said, that “budgetary powers may not be alienated to ‘supra-national bodies.’” In other words, any economic consolidation would have to be under the control of Germany, the largest economy of Europe and the most fiscally capable of all the European nations.
Willem Buiter of Citigroup said that “there is no recent, close analogue to the EU… As a blend of national and supra-national, the EU resembles the Holy Roman Empire, which united central Europe from the 10th Century until Luther (technically until 1806).”
The resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire has been the goal of the EU and the Eurozone all along. Fiscal consolidation will only strengthen political consolidation. And many things can happen, including war and/or a personal dictatorship among them. But the ultimate beneficiary is the Vatican, the only stable, non-aligned, non-dependent nation state of the European Union. The Vatican rides above all the economic fray as a guiding voice toward the kind of centralization that she designs.
The eurozone crisis is creating the very circumstances the Bible insists will happen, in which the Holy See rules Europe through Germany like in the middle ages. The economic model of Charlemagne is now being restored. Europe is not likely to be divided, but centralized. Rome cannot rule the world as the Bible predicts without successfully reinventing itself as the dictator of Europe.
Perhaps the late September state visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Germany and his speech to the Bundestag has more significance than most people realize.
Revelation 18:9, 15
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
During her first campaign appearance, Republican U.S. Presidential Candidate, Michele Bachmann recently said that the current “acts of God” are a warning to Washington DC. “I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?”’
Her campaign spokesman said she was “only joking.” But a politician making statements that suggest that God is sending a warning to politicians is only a step away from saying that God is sending a judgment when worse disasters strike.
Bachmann tried to link the two recent natural disasters along the East Coast of the United States to excessive spending of the U.S. government. “Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending,” Bachmann said.
Getting the nation back under God’s protection is the underlying message in Bachmann’s remarks. This could easily lead to further demands that the nation listen to God, including imposing a day of rest or worship on the nation.
“Of course she was saying it in jest,” her spokeswoman told Reuters. But was she really speaking in jest? Usually, there is some truth imbedded in jest. If Bachmann were to become president of the United States, would she continue with this kind of rhetoric, invoking God, in the name of pressing her political agenda? When a major disaster strikes the United States, will these kinds of politicians restrain themselves from making these kinds of comparisons? Not likely.
In addition to the rare earthquake, Hurricane Irene “killed at least 21 people and cut power to 5 million homes and businesses along its path up the eastern seaboard from North Carolina. Vermont was battling the state’s worst flooding since 1927 after Irene swept through as a tropical storm…”
Bachmann is third among the top three candidates to win the Republican nomination in next year’s presidential campaign.
She is a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement and of religious social conservatives… Bachmann, a republican from Minnesota and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.
“A time is coming when the law of God is, in a special sense, to be made void in our land [the United States]. The rulers of our nation will, by legislative enactments, enforce the Sunday law, and thus God’s people will 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.” Maranatha, page 179Source
Friday, September 2, 2011
Rome, Italy, Jul 19, 2011 / 01:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sunday should be a day for worship, rest and time with family and friends, said Monsignor Miquel Delgado Galindo, under secretary for the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
“The Church teaches us to set aside this day, the first day of the week on which we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ, for divine worship and for human rest,” the monsignor recently told CNA.
“On Sundays Catholics should participate in the Holy Mass, the unbloody renewal of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross” and “the greatest expression of worship and adoration that man can offer to the Lord our God,” he said.
Sundays should also be a day “devoted to rest with family and friends,” he added.
Msgr. Galindo underscored the importance of Blessed John Paul II’s 1998 Apostolic Letter, “Dies Domini,” which exhorts the bishops, the clergy and the lay faithful to keep Sunday holy and to treat it as the Lord’s day.
“We need to realize that we need more time with family and friends. It is hard to give them time during the week because of our professional and social commitments,” he noted.
Sunday rest is “a human necessity,” he continued.
“Man cannot always be working, just as a bow cannot be constantly pulled back, because at some point it will break.”
Catholics should not see rest as “doing nothing,” but rather as time in which they devote themselves to activities that require less physical or intellectual effort such as going on a family outing, reading a good book, playing sports or watching a worthwhile film.
“This makes it possible to return to our routine work with renewed energy. We need Sundays from a religious and a human point of view,” Msgr. Galindo said.
Sunday, the Lord’s Day
The letter “Dies Domini” explains that the Lord’s Day—the term used to refer to Sundays since apostolic times—has always had a privileged place in the history of the Church because of its close relationship to the very nucleus of the Christian mystery.
Sundays remind us, in the weekly succession of time, of the day of Christ’s resurrection. Therefore, it is the Easter of each week, when we celebrate the victory of Christ over sin and death, the fulfillment of the first creation in him.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We are not arguing that dominionists are going to seize power next week and send your uncle to the gulag because he’s a Unitarian.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent day-long prayer-and-fasting rally in Houston has led to some interesting fallout. Commentators in the media are taking an overdue look at the extreme views of the groups that sponsored “The Response.”
Unfortunately, some are reaching a strange conclusion: These groups are so out on the fringe that we don’t need to worry about them.
Many of the organizations that sponsored “The Response” are extreme, all right. They are “dominionists” – that is, they believe only Christians of their stripe have the “true” religion and they should take dominion and govern based on their (narrow) interpretation of the Bible.
Sure, it’s tempting to dismiss dominionists as a marginalized lunatic fringe. After all, many of them do tend to take positions that are, to be blunt, really out there. For example, they would not only outlaw abortion, they would execute any woman who gets the procedure or doctor who performs one. They would also execute gays, adulterers, blasphemers and those who hold to “false” religions.
Syndicated columnist Michael Gerson argues that views such as this mean we don’t have take these folks seriously. He criticizes those who are sounding the alarm and writes, “Dominionism, though possessing cosmic ambitions, is a movement that could fit in a phone booth.”
Another approach is to insist that anyone who expresses concern about dominionism is attacking all evangelicals. Washington Post columnist Lisa Miller asserted recently, “Evangelicals generally do not want to take over the world. ‘Dominionism’ is the paranoid mot du jour.”
Let’s clarify a couple of things here. No one is seriously arguing that all evangelicals are dominionists who yearn to take over the world. That is a classic straw-man argument, and it’s easy to blow down. Nor are we arguing that dominionists are going to seize power next week and send your uncle to the gulag because he’s a Unitarian.
What we’re saying is that there is a significant strain of thought in the conservative Christian community that is actively hostile to church-state separation, pluralism, secular government, modern science, women’s rights, etc. This movement has been influenced by dominionist theology. It is politically active and influential, and people need to know about it.
Consider the attacks on legal abortion and the spate of bills targeting that procedure in the states. Consider the ongoing effort to undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools. Consider the harsh attacks on gay people and the efforts to roll back the civil rights gains they have made. Consider the constant attempts to divert tax money from public schools and public services to private religious schools and “faith-based” social service agencies.
Also, remember that there was a time – not so long ago, really – when a candidate did not have to kowtow to right-wing fundamentalists to be considered a serious contender in the Republican Party.
How did all of this come about? It isn’t because dominionists took over. It’s because they laid the philosophical groundwork for Religious Right activism that energized millions of fundamentalist Christians. For a long time, these people believed politics was “worldly” and not their calling. When fundamentalist clergy decided to get political, the dominionists gave them the biblical basis for it.
Such was the birth of the Religious Right. Over the years, some Religious Right leaders have conceded that the Christian Reconstructionists, a leading school of dominionist thought, were essential to their way of thinking. They admit that movement founder Rousas J. Rushdoony and his acolytes paved the way for the merger of right-wing religion and politics that is today so common.
The results of this are being felt in school boards, county commissions, state legislatures and in Congress.
We at Americans United refuse to shut our eyes to this. We refuse to pretend that those of us who oppose the theocratic schemes of the Religious Right “just don’t get” conservative evangelicals. We are well aware that many evangelicals reject the thinking of men like Pat Robertson, James Dobson and Chuck Colson. But we are also aware that millions of others align themselves with the Religious Right agenda. They believe their crabbed interpretation of the Bible gives them the right to run other people’s lives – and we are determined to stop them.
Religious Right groups are fond of talking about “worldviews.” They imply that worldviews are in conflict, and they are right to a certain extent. The Religious Right has a worldview anchored in the 13th century when church and state were one. Activists in this movement continue to be at war with religious diversity, secular government, church-state separation, religious freedom, intellectual thought and much of modern life.
Many other Americans hold to a different worldview – one based on tolerance, religious pluralism, individual rights and the idea that our laws should not be based on religion. These two ways of looking at the world are definitely in conflict, a conflict that, in America, is increasingly reflected in the political arena.
Dominionists played a key role in bringing us to this point. That’s the real story that some in the media either just don’t get or willfully choose to ignore.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
There is also a special committee set up to identify an additional $1.4 trillion in cuts. But these sorts of committees rarely fulfill their purpose.
Congress has not solved the problem. It is politics as usual. They have merely justified more spending while looking like they are interested in actually reducing the debt. Even if all the proposed cuts go into effect, there would still be $7.1 trillion in new debt by 2021. And the deal is based on “rosy economic assumptions that have no chance of coming to fruition.”
“The operative factor is not how much we allow ourselves to borrow, but how much our creditors are willing to lend. That type of ceiling can’t be raised by an Act of Congress. Once our creditors come to the conclusion that they have lent beyond our capacity to repay, they will be very reluctant to lend more. As trillions in short-term treasuries mature, the dwindling pool of buyers will demand higher rates of return to compensate them for the risk. But our government is in no condition to afford those higher rates without gutting the rest of the budget.”
There are three possibilities for the United States eventually, default, huge cuts to domestic spending or inflation. Inflation is the most politically palatable and the most likely scenario. When the United States gets to the point where it has to make this decision, which is likely to be when the U.S. dollar is no longer the world’s reserve currency, there will be very high inflation or even hyper-inflation.
Congress has postponed the day of reckoning. Let us remember the statement in Last Day Events, page 133, 134 that says, “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.”
The United States is not there yet, though it is getting closer. The angels are still holding back the winds of strife. A debt ceiling compromise in the U.S. Congress postpones the inevitable cascade of economic chaos. When the United States establishes Sunday worship laws, then the final economic ruin will occur.
Forbes News Article
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Back in 1981 the Pope was noticed and exposed for attacking our constitution when the media wasn’t so tightly controlled by Rome. It was stated in Time magazine back in June of 1981 that,
“John Paul was criticized by liberal and moderate politicians and newspapers for transgressing the boundary between church and state.” TIME June 1, 1981 article “Not Yet Hale, but Hearty” By George Russell
Did that slow this pope down? Not at all! 10 years later it was reported in that same magazine that,
“In sermons based on the Ten Commandments, John Paul denounced excessive materialism, divorce, contraception and the separation of church and state, TIME June 17, 1991 “The Gift Of Life” p. 47 Sermons from A Native Son
What most missed was, the month before that, the Pope insisted the new constitution be ratified in the European Union (EU) must allow for Vatican control over all religious entities so as to prevent further unrest. It’s amazing how soon mankind forgets all the unrest Catholicism actually fostered when they killed hundreds of millions of Christians. – In regards to his comments about the EU constitution, Time magazine said…
“Recent statements by the Polish Episcopate have fueled apprehension. In late April the bishops urged that the new constitution exclude any provision for the separation of church and state. Instead, they suggested, “exceptional emphasis should be laid on the need for cooperation between the state and the Catholic Church.” TIME May 20, 1991 “Five Who Could Be Vice President” Pg 40 “Power to The Pulpit”
Then directly after John Paul II died, Joseph Ratzinger, under the alias of Benedict 16 stated,
Sunday “is the identity of the Christian community and the center of his life and mission”, that “we cannot live without joining together on Sunday”, that only those Christians “who lived in accordance with Sunday” have “attained new hope”, and that “the Christians of today will rediscover the crucial importance of the Sunday Celebration”. (Pastoral Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Bari for the Closing of the 24th Italian National Eucharistic Congress, Homily of Pope Benedict XVI, Esplanade of Marisabella, Sunday, May 29, 2005.)
“Social disorder, war, injustice and violence” can only be countered “ by renewed appreciation and respect for the universal moral law [Sunday observance], that only byrecognizing that law can the world have “dignity, life and freedom” with “conditions of justice and peace” in all the communities of the world, and that the promotion and defense of this law is what “must govern relations between nations and peoples in the pursuit of the common good of the human family…within the international community.”(Address of Pope Benedict XVI to H.E. Mr Francis Rooney, New Ambassador of the United States of America to the Holy See, Saturday, November 12, 2005.)
Now keep in mind, research has proven that all the wars are the direct result of people refusing to bow in worship to the Popes. Yet this pope uses those very same wars his predecessors started to demand Sunday Sabbath as a way to stop them.
Now… one thing that is very obvious is that the pope knows, we the remnant people exist. He also knows we cannot, and will not bow to his false god even on pain of death. Will he use that against us? Yes, prophecy confirms this as we all know. But does he actually make statements today that reflect that prophetic fact? Can fulfillment be that easy to see at times? Yes it is. In 2008 at a United Nations meeting he said…
The RCC – “makes its contribution (in the ethical and moral sphere) according to the dispositions of international law, helps to define that law, and makes appeal to it”, that we live in a time when little groups of independent people threaten the unity of the world, and that the only way to combat this problem is by establishing law and then ordering all of society according to this law, thus promoting “peace and good will throughout the earth.” (Apostolic Journey to the United States of America and Visit to the United Nations Organization Headquarters, Meeting with the Members of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization, Address of Pope Benedict XVI, New York, Friday, April 18, 2008.)
We, brothers and sisters, are the “little groups of independent people that threaten the unity of the world” according to this Pope. Is it not written that Satan used this exact same mindset against our Lord in John 11:50-51 when he moved one of his cohorts to declare, “…it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;”
The pope declared we THREATEN global unity, did he not? In other words, all the wars that he is inflicting upon the peoples of the world are being blamed on us. But then, that’s how they operate. In fact, when the calamities that are already upon us increase in nature globally, that too is prophesied to be blamed on us. So be it! It just declares we are that much closer to Home! This is why the Vatican organization “Lord’s day alliance” put it in writing back in 1913 that Sunday Laws must be enforced so as to assure national security.
“This organization proposes in every possible way to aid in preserving Sunday as a civil institution. Our national security requires the active support of all good citizens in the maintenance of our American Sabbath. Sunday laws must be enforced.” -Quoted as “principles contained in the Constitution” of the original orginization (then called the American Sabbath Union), cited in The Lord’s Day Alliance, Twenty fifth Report (1913), p6.
Still, with all this boasting and political flexing, some scoffers still see this as an impossibility. Rome would never be able to convince the governments that Sunday Laws are to be enforced upon all peoples. Thing is, that’s exactly what they plan to do. The fact of the matter is, Rome already has 175 of the 192 nations already in her camp as we speak. It’s only a matter of changing the constitutions of those nations that will cause the peoples to bow to her demands. We saw this happen in the EU in February of 2009. Rome demanded religious powers in that constitution as far back as 1991. But it wasn’t until it was ratified in 2009 that they got their prize. Then less than 24 hours after that Constitution was ratified, Rome demanded new laws, and because she had her political teeth nicely sharpened, got a Law passed in Germany outlawing Shopping in Stores on Sunday! (See this articlehttp://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4953600,00.html ) No, it’s not the mark of the beast yet, but it is the brickwork that will come to that end.
For those of us living in the USA, we have had to sit back and watch the daily assault upon the Constitution in the media as well as from pulpits across the land for a few years now. But over and over again Rome was loosing ground. Lawsuit after lawsuit was being drafted and they kept getting knock down a rung on their ladder of success. We know they have to change the Constitution if this is going to work for them. And we know they know it, because they have stated as such in writing all along. Pope Leo the 13th stated long ago in his encyclical, that,
“They [Catholics] must penetrate wherever possible in the administration of civil affairs… all Catholics should do all in their power to cause the constitution of states, and legislation to be modeled on the principles of the true Church.” -Encyclical of Leo XIII.
And then Cardinal Hayes said,
“But Constitutions can be changed, and non-Catholic sects may decline to such a point that the political proscription [ban] of them may become feasible and expedient. What protection would they have against a Catholic state?” -The State and the Church, pp.38,39, by Miller and Ryan, imprimatur of Cardinal Hayes.
Then in May of 2009 the United States Supreme Court officially became Roman Catholic by majority with the election of Roman Catholic Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Then just 8 short months later we see this headline hit the Newsstands all over the United States, and the World…
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision: Constitution is Void
“The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that serves to allow judges tovoid the Constitution in their courtrooms. The decision was issued on January 18, 2011, and the Court did not even explain the decision (Docket No. 10-632, 10-633, and 10-690)” Jan 21 11, 03:01:25
Sister White said…”By the decree of 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.” –Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 451
I don’t know about you, but I love hearing that because as I see what the leaders of the world are doing right now, it makes my heart fill with joy knowing that soon they will pass those Sunday Laws and we will be extremely close to leaving this sin filled orb to reside in Heaven for all eternity!
As we know, and as Rome admitted, the Vatican needs to get the Constitution off the table in the courts so as to assure a complete and utter removal later when their new constitution is ratified in this region of the World. Which by the way will be a Canadian, American, and Mexican union similar to that of the EU if they don’t flip flop again. This is why we saw the article from Zenit released on January 27 of this year.
THE POLITICAL PROBLEM OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM
“…a “confessional” state, that is, one in which Catholicism is the official religion, is necessary to provide a proper foundation for human flourishing.
This is the same political posturing Rome played in the EU for years til they got the new constitution ratified with religious powers embedded deeply within it. With this new found power realized, we have seen dozens of political movements in just the last year alone on this prophesied desire of Rome that I would be hard pressed to share them all today. But for those listening that may be new to this Present Truth message regarding the mark of the beast, and Rome’s slow but steady course towards enforcing it, I would like to share with you some of the more potent developments in the last 12 months. I already shared earlier that they weakened the constitution in all American courts last month. We already know they are demanding a confessional State wherein the Pope controls all church functions, so keep those in mind as I share the following articles.
First off in early March of 2010 there was an article titled
Supermarkets in court over Sunday shopping. As we get close to the end we will see more and more courtrooms filled with Sunday closings of shops as Rome keeps manipulating the process of law. In Holland for example, there were five supermarkets that were being taken to court for ‘illegally’ opening their doors on Sundays. The article states “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 regulationshave been delayed because of the economic crisis.” Keep in mind, they are the ones that control the economies of all nations. This “delay” is a political ploy allowing the door to remain open regarding stricter regulations. And what are those stricter regulations going to be eventually? Sunday Laws!
Also notice that, one can see these so called Sabbaths are nothing more than a method for control. If they were true Sabbaths, no shops would be open at all, not even for tourists! What amazes me here is, the people never noticed this. Why is it tourists are somehow free from sin but locals aren’t? It simply makes no sense, but then one key feature of Babylon is confusion. The fact they do this makes our job that much easier. Someone that trusts the Bible will be able to see clearly what’s up here. So I do praise the Lord for their weak form of Sabbath observance as it makes it very apparent it is not God’s Sabbath to those we are trying to reach. Watch over the coming months, and possibly years, how Rome will test and re-test the political landscape all around the world in a bevy of different communities so as to perfect their legal arsenal for when that day finally comes that was prophesied thousands of years ago. They literally have Jesuits in every political office big and small to guarantee success.
Now, here’s something interesting… Due to complaints by many citizens, Rome learned how difficult it was to push their agenda forward on closing all shops on Sunday while allowing tourists to break Sabbath. So they came up with another plan that was actually brought forth at the EU Parliament meetings on March 24 of that year. It was called Protection of a work free Sunday. Not much came out publicly from that meeting, but one can rest assured they did in fact move some laws around like pieces on a chess board because of what happened later. Of which I will get into later. Still, their “protection for a work free Sunday” agenda still didn’t have the teeth they needed so as to pull on the heart strings of those people they hoped to lure into national apostasy with them. So, they launched a brand new government website at http://www.free-sunday.eu/en/content/objective with the main page pushing Sunday as a family day! They actually have a young couple, with two beautiful children on the main page with a title that appears to have been written on school paper by a child that says “Mum and Dad belong to us on Sunday!”
Then in April we saw World Net Daily post an article titled “Prophets wanted.” What’s actually happening here is they are attempting to push the buttons of the pastors and preachers out there that will take on the job as “prophet” to make the leaders in D.C. more accountable to a higher power. I would hope it would be the Christian God of course, but most in D.C. don’t worship Him. Those of us that study Christian prophecy know this was prophesied to occur long ago as well. As I have reported many times over the last 15 or so years, the powers that be will have to become extra evil (as they are now) so as to force the pastors and preachers to step up demanding godliness in politics. I believe all this WND article shows is Antichrist’s impatience. Satan knows when it gets real bad, (like now) eventually some of the preachers will react and do his bidding since they are in his camp already. He does this because he knows we are on the move as well. When the loud cry starts to roar, the Antichrist can prod his so called “prophets” to demand Sunday laws in D.C. as a way to slow or soften the loud cry’s effectiveness. As they did with the 2004 Tsunami, they will say the calamities are happening because the people, especially politicians, aren’t right with God and they need to go to church on Sunday to make it all go away. So Sunday Laws will be forcefully enacted. Of course, they won’t say the Sunday Laws are designed to force the weak Christians into ignoring the loud cry; No, they will focus on the disasters Satan is performing instead. Sadly, most Christians don’t read Bibles, and those that do, never study prophecy because most pastors are telling them Revelation is for those left behind during the Roman Catholic contrived 7 year trib. So they will miss this and burn for it. Luke warm Christians are more apt to react to the smokescreens Satan billows before their eyes rather than anything else. Then, almost like clock work, we saw Glenn Beck, a Mormon no less, stands up proclaiming himself the unofficial leader of the tea party and proclaims a need for godly men in office. And now we see that which we understood and preached as their obvious method of mixing religion with politics so as to bring about Sunday Laws, is exactly as the Lord revealed to us the remnant people of God. They are doing everything just as prophecy said they would.
Then a week or so later the up and coming Jewish Author Judith Shulevitz who wrote “The Sabbath World,” starts getting all sorts of prime time spots on CNN, the Colbert report, and other News Networks speaking about how the Sabbath is a must for all communities now. On the CNN report She even went so far as to say on camera that the Sabbath was a radical idea when it was first etched on Stone. Yet, if she was a Bible believing Jew as she portrays herself to be, she would know Sabbath was recorded in the Word as kept by God’s people long before it was ever etched in stone. As for her claims of it being radical, that’s just plain silly. Then on the Colbert Report this author admits in the interview that she is not only Jewish, but believes, and I quote “we should probably go back to protecting Sunday” as the Sabbath. Do you realize what this means? There is a movement within the Jewish community right now that is visible enough wherein a Jewish author can come forth declaring it is acceptable to switch their biblical Saturday Sabbath that the Jews have kept for thousands of years to the Roman Catholic Pagan day of Sunday! Actually, this was already known by those of us that do research daily as coming soon anyway. In November of 2008The Religious Action Center of Reformed Judaism actually announced their desire for a Global Sunday Sabbath as a way to stop poverty and disease. Jews have keep the 7th day Sabbath for thousands of years! But now it appears Antichrist ha been able to work his way in here as well. This is one obstacle many of us that watch Antichrist’s movements around the world knew would be a major hurdle for Rome to clear. The Jews now have their very first spokesperson declaring the Jewish people should keep Sunday instead of Saturday holy! This is HUGE! If they can get the Jewish nation to go along with this, then the Muslims and all the others religions will easily follow suit. Especially since we see all of them have Roman Catholic dogma running within their religions in the first place. Everything from rosaries in the hand of the Buddhist, to Muslims uplifting Mary. I have to say, if anyone listening never thought the prophecy regarding Sunday laws was true, this has got to be one prophetic development you can no longer deny!
Then in June Gov. Perry declares Sunday a day of prayer The article stated,
“Gov. Rick Perry has declared Sunday a day of prayer in Texas over lives lost and the environmental disaster of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.”
Amazing isn’t it? A Governor, not a preacher, has the power to “declare” a certain day of the week worthy for “prayer” when it comes to the Gulf disaster. This happening in a nation that supposedly separated the Church & State image of Rome in the laws of the land. This governor proves the Constitution has already been changed in a big way. On top of him doing that, is it not prophecied they will use disasters (real, or man made) to generate a need for Sunday Laws? Did not that Presbyterian minister do that in 2004 with the Tsunami? He literally claimed that Tsunami came because no was in church on Sunday! This is just one more nail in their coffin of deception that conditions the multitudes into looking upon Sunday as a “holy” day.”
Still, more strange acts are in order if they’re going to pull this off. So we can expect more pastors coming forward to show acceptance of Sunday laws. After all, when they joined the Vatican’s WCC they no longer have a choice but to respond. They have to follow orders. In September of 2010 one such Pastor decided to echo Rome’s desire for a church and State when he stated,
“America has gone “from one nation under God to a nation at war with God,” said Rick Scarborough, president of Vision America, at WND’s “Taking America Back Conference.” And who’s to blame? According to a pair of speakers at the Miami confab, one of most significant answers is also one the most uncomfortable for Christians. Scarborough, himself a former Southern Baptist minister, told the audience his story of recognizing the need for pastors to snap out of political complacency and get involved in the cultural war for the soul of the nation.”
This is exactly what the Lord has been warning His people through prophecy all along. Like I’ve been saying for at least 15 years now, if you get enough evil presidents in a row doing all sorts of anti-Christian acts, you will get the so called pastors to come forward asking for godly changes in D.C. They have no idea prophecy says they will mix religion and State together because they don’t study prophecy. In fact, they missed that prophetic fact when they got their 501C3 tax ID numbers . Now yes, I do understand this was going to happen anyway because our Lord said it would. But to see how easily Rome has the ability to play the pastors like puppets amazes me still. It’s no mistake this pastor is leading the pack after saying on CNN not too long ago, “I’m not a Democrat, I’m not a Republican. I’m a Christocrat.”
It’s one thing to expose the politicians, and quite another to join with them! But then, that’s all part of Rome’s plan as well. The 501C3 pastors already have the legal power to lobby law as of 2006, all they need now is solid D.C. connections to make it happen. That being said, it’s no mistake the Constitution is now made void in all State courtrooms. And it’s no mistake the Pope is seeking a global religious governing force that allows all faiths to practice freely as long as they follow Vatican guidelines. Prophecy said this day was coming, and now we see we are that much closer to the enforcement of the mark of the beast than ever before. That being said, this article just came down Tuesday of this week.
State plan to control job market 02-08-11 (Tuesday) “If the government has its way, private companies will no longer be able to hire employees without first considering people listed on a government database of unemployed South Africans. Failure to do so could result in heavy fines for companies.” Why do this you ask? What’s the big deal? Common sense actually. When they get all the companies to comply to their method of controlling the job market, within a short period of time, absolutely every able bodied worker in the African Union will be on the government’s list. As we know the African Union was just formed recently with a devout Roman Catholic dictator at the head. He was just installed a week or so back in fact. When the mark of the beast is enforced, every worker on that list that denies the Roman mandate of Sunday laws in that nation will be immediately unemployed as prophesied. This type of control is a must if they are to enforce that mark. Some may think this is a new thing. And for Africa it is. But for those of us in America that wonder if they are in such a list here in the states. Yes you are. It’s called Social Security.
“Brethren and sisters, would that I might say something to awaken you to the importance of this time, the significance of the events that are now taking place. I point you to the aggressive movements now being made for the restriction of religious liberty. God’s sanctified memorial has been torn down, and in its place a false sabbath, bearing no sanctity, stands before the world. And while the powers of darkness are stirring up the elements from beneath, the Lord God of heaven is sending power from above to meet the emergency by arousing His living agencies to exalt the law of heaven. Now, just now, is our time to work in foreign countries. As America, the land of religious liberty, shall unite with the papacy in forcing the conscience and compelling men to honor the false sabbath, the people of every country on the globe will be led to follow her example. Our people are not half awake to do all in their power, with the facilities within their reach, to extend the message of warning. -Testimonies vol. 6 page 18