Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Palestinian President Celebrates Released Terrorists’ Returns in Ramallah

Let not them that are wrongfully mine enemies rejoice over me; neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. (Psalms 35:19)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waves with released Palestinian prisoners coming from Israeli jails during celebrations at Abbas’ headquarter in the West Bank town of Ramallah on Tuesday. (Photo: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Among the thousands gathered in Ramallah to welcome the 26 murders Israel released as a good-faith measure late Tuesday night, was Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to The Times of Israel. All 26 were convicted murderers, most of them jailed for crimes committed before the 1993 Oslo Accords.
A raucous crowd welcomed the released men home while wielding Fatah and Palestinian flags and AK-47 rifles. The prisoners were greeted in front of Yasser Arafat’s mausoleum next to the Palestinian Authority headquarters in Ramallah by assorted Palestinian dignitaries, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, who kissed and embraced each of the men in succession.
Addressing the assembled Palestinians, Abbas said there would be no peace treaty so long as there are Palestinian prisoners behind lock and key in Israel. He promised to continue in his efforts to free all the prisoners from Israeli incarceration.
“Today is a day of joy for the family and for all of Palestine,” said Tayser Shubair, whose brother Hazem was jailed in 1994. “My brother is a freedom fighter and we are proud of him and we thank the president [Abbas] for his effort to get him out.”

Monday, 28 October 2013


Every year we observe D-Day in honor of the Allied forces who invaded parts of Europe, the action that began in earnest the drive toward victory over Hitler’s Nazi military in 1944.
I want to think with you about the present invasion taking place. This contemporary assault is infinitely more deadly than the dangers faced in that long-ago invasion of France. It is infinitely more dangerous because it is –in truth— supernatural, i.e., involves eternal matters. It involves the spiritual world rather than the physical. I should say it involves the spiritual MORE than the physical world, because both worlds are intricately intertwined.
Again, I see two primary areas of Holy Scripture involved in this warfare. Both emphasize the supernatural dangers and the spiritual nature of the warfare.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5: 8). So, Satan is the general leading this endtime assault. He leads some quite terrifying forces in this stalking back and forth upon Planet Earth. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph. 6:12).
With but a modicum of effort in searching through the Word of God about endtime things, we can make the linkage of how the contemporary assault by Satan and his forces of evil links to the devil’s past efforts. And, we can see where it is all leading in this wind-up of human history.
These last-days things are refreshed in my mind, while I recall promoting my novel of several years ago –The Rapture Dialogues. The subtitle: “Dark Dimension” says it all. The endtime warfare is with extra dimensional beings, not extraterrestrial beings. We can identify these supposedly unidentified flying objects if we open our minds and hearts through spiritual discernment written about in 1 Corinthians 2:14.
The linkage between the human, fleshly elements of this conflict and the supernatural or spiritual elements is undeniable if we properly analyze and dissect the matters involved.
Jesus –the greatest of all prophets (because He is God) said the following: “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Lk. 17:26-30).
Jesus foretold that history would repeat itself. Things will happen almost precisely like they happened in Noah’s day before the Flood, and in the days of Lot and the destruction of Lot’s hometown, Sodom, and its neighbor town, Gomorrah. What happened that was so grievous to the Lord that He determined to completely erase these societies from the earth’s surface?
I believe it was sin, of course, speaking in general terms. Sin always ultimately brings God’s wrath and judgment. The wages of sin is death, the Scripture tells us. But I see a much more specific sin that lies at the heart of the civilizations mentioned in those judgments of the antediluvian world, and the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
The linkage is strong between the fleshly or physical realm, and the spiritual or supernatural realm in these cases. The linkage is made clear in the following verse –at least to me.
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities” (Jude 1:6-8).
Do you see that linkage? It is the phrase “going after strange flesh” that links the human to the supernatural, in considering the matter of this endtime invasion which Jesus prophesied will be a recurrence of soul/flesh-corrupting things that happened in antediluvian and ancient times.
In the matter of the supernatural realm, we see in Genesis 6:1-3 that the “sons of god” went after “strange flesh,” i.e., a number of angels who fell with Lucifer in the great rebellion, and were cast out of Heaven, saw the “daughters of men” (human women) and came down to them, and cohabited with them–producing hybrid offspring of the natural and the supernatural. Going after “strange flesh,” then, means doing something that is against the order God established.
These offspring were “men of renown,” the Scriptures tell us. These were doubtless the creatures from which Greek, Norse, and Roman mythologies derive to some extent.
Genesis, chapter 19, tells the full story of the “strange flesh” Jude alludes to in verses 6-8. This is expounded upon by Paul the apostle in Romans chapter 1. The “strange flesh” is men going after men, and women after women in the sexual sense –burning in their lusts one toward the other, and receiving in themselves the payment for their sin, which, God’s Word says, is a fitting punishment.
The endtime invasion Jesus prophesied is, I’m convinced, well underway. Key among the elements of Satan’s assault is a return of the dark, spiritual beings in high places –the extra-dimensional, not extraterrestrial, beings, again trying to corrupt the “seed” of mankind through the sightings, encounters, abductions, ghostly appearances, visitations, stigmata phenomena, and all of the rest of these strange things reported even by documentaries like those on Discovery and the History Channel every week. The prime-time invasion will, I’m equally convinced, take place in the tribulation era (Daniel’s seventieth week) as outlined in the “strong delusion” of 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2.
On the human level, the corruption is taking place through “going after strange flesh,” i.e., doing a thing totally against God’s established order. Men again are lusting after men, and women again lusting after women on a scale like in those ancient times, while Hollywood and many in government and media promote this lifestyle deadly to the continuation of the human race.
All of this indicates just how near this generation must be to the time Christ will step out on the clouds of glory and shout, “Come up here!” The final war called Armageddon that will result from this satanic invasion approaches rapidly. Rapture of those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior cannot be far distant.

Sunday, 27 October 2013






Friday, 25 October 2013


Dear Friends,

What a superb day we had yesterday (Saturday, the 26th October) at the delightful home of John and Di Whittle as they hosted their first NEWPORT PWMI  prophecy branch meetings in Cross keys, near Newport. They were fantastic hosts, and many people travelled long distances to participate in a great occasion with guest speaker, the REV STEVE LLOYD, Pastor of Cranfield Evangelical Church in Bedfordshire, and who is also the Secretary of The Bible Prophecy Foundation. For more details please go to the comments section below.

We also have another great day of teaching and fellowship coming up in a couple of weekas, for we have learned that we have the added bonus of a short notice and surprise visit by our very good friend, and expert Bible expositor BRIAN GEMMELL all the way from York in early November.

First of all he will be speaking at our new venue in CROSS KEYS NEAR NEWPORT  at "The Upper Room" on Nov 8th at 7.30pm (please phone me for details), and the following day, on Saturday the 9th November, Brian will be taking a full three session day conference at our ZION CHURCH IN PONTYPOOL. The full address is Zion, 4 Pisgah Road, Talywain, Pontypool, NP4 7HZ, and the meetings will commence at 2pm with a BYO tea break before we have a grand evening rally! Please phone me on 07808 251502 for further information.

Also we have some more prophecy meetings to warm our spirits before the year draws to a close. I was phoned by Tony McLellan recently to remind me to give his SWINDON branch a mention on this blog. Well Tony, here it is.

The Swindon branch of the PWMI will be meeting on Thursday 7th November at 7.30pm at The Storehouse Christian Fellowship, 150 Cricklade Road, Gorse Hill, SWINDON, SN2 8AG. The guest speaker will be the PWMI Vice Chairman, the Rev Byron Jones from Herefordshire who will be giving a presentation on "What the Scripture says What science says, What will be the outcome"? Tony can be reached on 07931 421157 for more info.

The following Thursday on November 14th, Byron will be speaking again, this time at the Bristol branch of the PWMI. The venue is Unity Chapel, 18 Romney Avenue, Lockleaze, BRISTOL, BS7 9TN commencing at 7.30pm when the subject will be "This Mortal Will Put On Immortality". Further details can be obtained from Tony Fry on 0117 967 4111.

Hope to see you at some of these great prophecy meetings.
Maranatha Blessings,
NEV. .

Monday, 21 October 2013


The Diversity Agenda

The idea of equal opportunity is a noble concept that everyone should seek to promote. However, you cannot achieve equality by granting entitlements to minorities at the expense of the majority. The leftist agenda that strives to add diversity to every aspect of life has reached the point where it is spreading the same disease it claims to cure.
It’s no accident that Western values have produced unprecedented health, life expectancy, wealth and personal liberty. Liberals believe that multiculturalism—the celebration of all cultures—is a better plan. For them, all cultures are morally equivalent and to deem otherwise is tagged as: elitism.
Like it our not, some cultures are clearly better than others. Walter E. Williams, an economics professor at George Mason University, recently asked multiculturalists:
Is forcible female genital mutilation, as practiced in nearly 30 sub-Saharan Africa and Middle Eastern countries, a morally equivalent cultural value? Slavery is practiced in Sudan and Niger; is that a cultural equivalent? In most of the Middle East, there are numerous limits on women—such as prohibitions on driving, employment, voting and education. Under Islamic law, in some countries, female adulterers face death by stoning, and thieves face the punishment of having their hand severed. Are these cultural values morally equivalent, superior or inferior to those of the West? (
One key problem with the Diversity Agenda is this: It is never satisfied enough with trying to achieve equality. The more you give into it, the more it wants. A good example of this occurred last week when a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson, complained openly about the lack of diversity on the show. Out of sixteen cast members, currently three are actors of color. Thompson thinks there should be a black woman on the show, and he says he will no longer dress as women on the show.
If Mr. Thompson thinks there should be a black female on the show, then he should go get a sex-change operation. He and his fellow cast members already exceed the average of minorities in America. If we are going to play this game, the question should be, “Why don’t we have an Asian, Hispanic, Hawaiian, Eskimo, or a dozen other minority groups represented on SNL?”
The casting of SNL should be based on which comedian is best suited for the job. If all the members of the show turn out to be white, then so be it. When they base hiring on who fits a needed demographic, creativity goes out the window. It’s no wonder why SNL quit being funny years ago.
A lot of whites would complain that the Diversity Agenda has given blacks and unfair advantage, but I think the opposite is more, true. The murder rate among the black young is at epidemic levels. Gang and drug violence has turned cities like Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and Philadelphia into killing zones. The media fails to report on the carnage because they have the mindset that it would be unfair to blacks, to focus on reality.
Another cover-up conducted by the liberal media is the positive image they present of the average African American family. If you see an ad on TV that shows three or more families, there is an unwritten rule that one of them needs to be a black family. With seventy percent of black households being headed by a single parent, this gross misrepresentation is a mockery of the truth. The media might as well be telling us that Haitians are wealthy people who walk around in $1000 suits and all drive a Mercedes.
In Europe, Muslim immigration has created a conflict with Western values. Diversity by Muslims is achieved by imposing their values on European society. They build mosques that blare prayer calls six times a day, they seek to piggyback Shariah law onto the legal systems, and they threaten to kill anyone who insults their religion. They have even convinced dozens of food companies to produce meat from animals killed in a ritualistic and inhumane way.
Even though some polls show that two-thirds of the population view Islam as conflicting with their values, nothing has happened. Most politicians fear the consequences of standing up against the invasive and aggressive culture of Islam.
The Diversity Agenda has tried to exclude Christians from society in the name of equality. Because believers control vast wealth and have endless political power, our concerns can be ignored. This would help explain why a recent series of attacks against Christians in Egypt, Sudan, and Pakistan—that left dozens dead in each incident, has received zero coverage by the media.
As believers, we are already in trouble with the Diversity Agenda. We follow a Leader who said He is the only Son of God, and apart from Him there is no other path toward eternal salvation. Because of this truth, it’s not possible to achieve harmony with this world.
“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me” (John 15:18-21).

Prepping for Departure 

These are times the entertainment industry gleefully uses to take advantage of those they see as nutcases. The supposed nutcases are those whose determination is to prepare for what they envision as the coming meltdown of civilization.
You can see the programs on the various channels during the course of any given week. The producers of such programs, it is obvious from the programming, pick and choose the most conspiratorially prone of the “preppers,” as they are called, to film while the producers follow those preppers’ every move.
You can sense from the tone of the narration that it is, for the most part, tongue-in-cheek so far as the producers of these programs are concerned. They are simply trying to entertain the viewers by doing case studies on the fringe "kooks" who are out there in the few wildernesses left in America.
Of course, the kooks themselves are clueless. They are dead serious about their prepping, and that makes it all the more entertainment fodder for the hip TV production crews as they send the filmed fruits of their labor into such areas as, particularly, the sophisticated, metropolitan regions of the Northeast and the cool, with-it West Coasters of places like San Francisco.
I think I’m considered in with the “nut jobs,” at least until they talk to me, by the producers of such programming. It used to be that I only got emails, followed by phone calls from the documentary producers who wanted my take on the Rapture. The Rapture is, of course, also fodder for entertaining the hip of the nation. However, now I am included in the producers’ search for those who want to make the case for the prepping going on in this nation and elsewhere. In most cases, I never hear from the producers again, after the initial "pre-interview," as they call it. When those call, I give them the biblical explanation of these things–with chapter and verse. I don’t go into my personal opinion--at least rarely do so.
They don’t seem to like the answers they get. I think it is because I usually end it with the Gospel Message, weaving it as adroitly as possible into my answers to their inquiries.
By the end of our conversations, they usually say something like, “Thank you so much. This is great. We’ll get back shortly.” Then they ask: "Do you know anyone we might talk to who says they know the day of the Rapture?" Or, in the case of this prepping question: “Can you give us the names of anyone who believes the world will soon be destroyed?”
I never give them the names they seek. I never hear from most of them again.
I have to say that I’m not a fan of the prepping TV programs. But I think it wise to at least think about having finances in order and some degree of preparations in place–like food and emergency-kit-type things in case of severe economic downturn, not unlike preparations that the wise citizens of places along the coastal areas might make, just to be ready in case of hurricane aftereffects.
But there seems to be a kind of prepping in reverse going on in this country and around the world. This is what I want to address, if I may explain… The prepping for truly bad times to come is being done, as I see it, by government and its enablers/propagandists in mainstream media, in particular. Forget the masses. They are, for the most part, absorbed into the entertainment and day-to-day ether that obscures all perception of what’s really going on around them. They seem blissfully ignorant when it comes to the preparatory activity taking place, readying the hapless masses for fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
Two areas I see as most obvious are those involving economy and religion. Another is preparations being made for setting up the false peace that will bring all nations to Armageddon--but that one will have to take second place for the moment.
Anyone who has carefully examined the financial upheaval since 2006 or so, leading into the 2008 collapse and rise in debt of nations around the world, and particularly in America, will acknowledge that control of finances by individuals has forever been usurped by governments who have mortgaged the futures of the citizenry of those indebted national entities. This is all about prepping for fulfillment of Bible prophecy, although largely not realized by those in governments who have done the usurping.
It is the same in the religious realm. All have been prepping. Congresses and presidents, parliaments and prime ministers in the Western nations have for decades been turning out the light of Christianity by proposing banning God–particularly the name of Jesus Christ--from public places. Many ways to God are embraced within the governance of the people in the name of “tolerance,” although total neutrality is preferred by the increasingly agnostic leaders. Jesus Christ is unmentionable, proving the Lord’s word as true–that the world would hate Him, and eventually, will hate all who claim His Holy Name through belief in Him. This is all prepping by the humanistic one-world builders who are determined to establish change. They want change that doesn’t include God in any fashion except that which will be the god of this world once this false religious system comes to fruition.
We find this religious and economic prepping’s prophetic culmination in 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation 13. The way is being prepped for world-wide religious worship, as given in Revelation 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.”
The object of this new-world-order worship is found in the following prophetic passage given through the apostle Paul: “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; Who opposed and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).
Prepping is being carried out at every level of culture and society by Satan-inspired human governments for fulfillment of Bible prophecy. That prophecy involving worldwide economic control is found in the following: "And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 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” (Revelation 13:16-18).
So, how should the Christian be prepping for the bleak future that is immediately set before us? I think the following scriptural admonitions are the best preparation to be found: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal” (Matthew 6:19—20).
The most solid advice of all is given to us by the Word of God as follows: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Then we are to do the following: “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).


Palestinians Fly The Nazi Flag For All Jews To See … Again

4 Votes

Hadith, Tabari 7:97, “The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, ‘Kill any Jew who falls under your power.’”
INN – “For at least the second time in five months, Arab residents of Beit Umar in the Palestinian Authority (PA) have placed a Nazi flag over a major thoroughfare where Jews pass in their vehicles.
Beit Umar is located between Halhoul and the Etzion Bloc, not far from Hevron.
Soldiers from the Haruv battalion in Kfir Regiment tried to take down the flag Saturday, but encountered difficulty because it was placed very high up.
A similar event took place at Beit Umar in May, when hundreds of residents of Gush Etzion who drove down Highway 60 were astounded to see an oversized Nazi flag flying next to a mosque in the Arab town.
In a recent key seech, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quoted numerous historical sources showing that the leader of the Palestinian Arabs in the first half of the 20th century, Mufti Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, was ‘one of the initiators of the Holocaust of the Jews of Europe,’ and that he was constantly encouraging the Nazi leadership to annihilate the Jews, throughout the war. He cited evidence that the Mufti even visited the gas chambers at Auschwitz with Adolf Eichmann.
‘The Mufti is still a greatly admired figure in the Palestinian national movement,’ said Netanyahu. ‘These are the weeds that need to be uprooted,’ he said. ‘The root of the conflict is the deep resistance among a hard core of Palestinians to the right of the Jewish people to its own state in Israel.’” Source – INN.
Flashback: The Nazi Duty To Kill Jews Is Also A Muslim’s Religious Duty

Sunday, 20 October 2013


New post on Terry James Prophecy Line

When the Orwellian Orgy Begins

by Terry James
Anyone who has read George Orwell’s 1947 novel, 1984, can’t forget the draconian methodologies the tyrannical regime inflicted upon the people of the areas of London and other places. “Big Brother” was watching everyone and everything. That ominous terms continues to reverberate within today’s vernacular. So does the concept of the ever-vigilant watchers of the citizenry continue to haunt us?
Government kept everyone under its eyes and thumb while Planet Earth divided into separate spheres of total domination. Chaos on a global scale drove people to first accept, then welcome, such controls, although the time came when the order became much worse than the chaos it quelled. Many will remember the hoopla –particularly those who read the prophecy books leading up to that much ballyhooed year. I was one such reader (and writer) of the speculation on how close we might be to the mark of the beast, etc. The Cold War was in full bloom, and Ronald Reagan was accused by his opponents, both in this country and around the world, of having an itchy trigger finger. Computers were on the rise, technology and knowledge was on the exponential increase. All looked in place for world crisis that might call for Orwell’s Big Brother to raise his ugly head.
It is easy, in retrospect, to see that much had to come into the mix of endtime elements, before the Orwellian-like society prophesied by John, under Holy Spirit inspiration—could come to fruition.
It is with recognition that those speculations leading up to 1984 presented room for all the phenomenal developments since, that it is wise to not go overboard, thinking and proclaiming that there is nothing else in the sense of stage-setting that can come about in order to issue in the time John foretold: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 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” (Rev. 13:16-18).
Development of the Internet; satellite and other communications technologies; the saturation of personal computer knowledge and use; the intertwining of banking through instant electronic funds transfer: all have come so far since 1984 as to make it clear that the decade of the 1980s –even the 1990s, comprised but a pioneering era. The analogy of those years could be made to the development of the steam engine and trains of the 1900s, leading to the age of modern technologies that gave us jet travel and beyond.
The factor that now enters into the equation of calculating when might arrive the God-foretold Big Brother system given in Revelation 13: 16-18 is the worldwide terrorism that threatens us. Nowhere has the threat been more pronounced than in London, which was the setting for much of Orwell’s novel. One such report from a number of years ago indicated the threat that still exists there today.
“LONDON - Police thwarted a devastating terrorist plot on Friday, discovering two Mercedes loaded with nails packed around canisters of propane and gasoline set to detonate and kill possibly hundreds in London's crowded theater and nightclub district…” (Paisley Dodds, "London police foil major terror plot," Associated Press, June 28, 2007).
Britain, in particular, has been the target for the Mid-East and other terrorist organizations. Whether this was an act of amateurs or from the mind of Al Qaida types, the fact seems to be that London, in particular, is the favorite targets in the western world for those who are determined to get their way through deadly violence.
It isn't merely coincidental that England –particularly London, has governmental eyes in ubiquitous fashion like no other place on the planet. The news article reported further:
“[The London authorities] had the benefit of footage from closed-circuit TV cameras, hoping the surveillance network that covers much of central London will help them track down the driver of the Mercedes. The CCTV footage would be compared with license plate recognition software, British anti-terror police Chief Peter Clarke said. There are 160 security cameras in the Westminster Council, the district encompassing Piccadilly Circus and the Haymarket area, alone” (Dodds, AP).
Orwell, uncannily, had the city pegged that would have the most Big Brother like set up from his perspective of looking at the future. It is interesting to wonder if terrorism might one day soon provide the desperation and chaos that will cause the citizens on a global scale to cry for “peace and safety” in a loud enough collective voice to bring in the prophesied regime of Revelation 13.
Jesus foretold the time when that Orwellian orgy of control gets fully underway.
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matt. 24:21).

Friday, 18 October 2013


Prophecy News Headlines

Pastor Mark Biltz, founder of the El Shaddai Ministries and proponent of the Hebrew Roots Revival, believes the Gregorian calendar is not in sync with God’s calendar. “The problem is that we have not been tuned in nor have we been on the right calendar. Our current calendar is based totally on the sun. It is a very accurate calendar. But it is not the calendar God uses..........  Click here for full story
Young American born-again believers are moving away from a biblically-centered worldview, with only one in three affirming that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, according to Steve Cable, senior vice president of Probe Ministries .......  Click here for full story
“It is well and good for the preacher to base his sermon on the Bible, but he better get to something relevant pretty quickly, or we start mentally to check out.” That stunningly clear sentence reflects one of the most amazing, tragic, and lamentable characteristics of contemporary Christianity: an impatience with the Word of God.. .......  Click here for full story
Christian Worldviews/Issues 
Brand-New Bible Movie To Bomb At Box Office?
Will “Noah” sink or swim at the box office? The latest Hollywood production of a Bible event is packed with big-name stars including Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins, but test screenings across the country so far reportedly show audiences rejecting the film.. .......  Click here for full story
According to an analysis by Facebook, of the top 25 colleges where men are most likely to meet their spouse, all are private Christian institutions. For women, more than half (64 percent) of the top 25 colleges where they’re likely to find a husband are religious schools. The 12 schools that appear on both lists: They’re all Christian colleges.. .......  Click here for full story
One of the first times Americans over the age of twelve saw Miley Cyrus on television was an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. During the Q&A, the 14-year-old Cyrus told Winfrey that her favorite Bible verse was Ephesians 6:10-11: "Finally, my brothers, come close to the Lord for if you put on the full armor of God you can stand against the wiles of the devil."........  Click here for full story
Today, megachurches (with attendance of 2,000 or more) are not only growing, they are growing in certain notable ways. To start, they are getting younger and more ethnically diverse, and they’re attracting more singles. .........  Click here for full story

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Bashar Al-Assad: We are still Ticking!!

Excerpts from following article translated by Walid Shoebat
Syria: Bashar Al-Assad issued a statement this Monday, October 14th, 2013, and covered his viewson the entire Middle East “Russia, the chemical weapons, Hamas, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, the situation on the ground… Are all present, and one conclusion: ‘We are satisfied’”. In other words, despite all his troubles, Bashar Al-Assad is still ticking.
Al-Assad: Where Syria stands today.
Al-Assad: Where Syria stands today.
When it came to his views on the Russians, Bashar said, via al-Akhbar:
“What they do, defending neither Syria nor its people nor its president. They are defending themselves. He recalled a meeting held in 2005 with President Vladimir Putin. This initiated the Syrian President to express his sense that the Cold War is still raging…”
“…Syria’s security and stability is protected by the policy, more than the military arsenal,” he says. He believes that the international balance and politics is the best guarantee. “Three vetoes from the Russians and the Chinese during the lifetime of the Syrian crisis is proof enough.”
Assad does not regret losing the chemical arsenal because it’s essentially passé for three reasons:
  1. The Syrian missile system development is itself quite the deterrent force and can be used from the first stages of war. “Chemical weapons are only used when the other side uses its nuclear arsenal.”
  2. The military’s effectiveness diminishes the relevance of chemical weapons.
  3. The effects of chemical weapons can be treated quite easily, especially as tensions rise between Israel and Syria. Masks are being distributed to Israeli citizens which would decrease the effectiveness of such weapons. For example, five Syrian soldiers were treated by an injection and returned to the battlefield after only two days.
Assad said Syria stopped manufacturing chemical weapons in 1997 and replaced them with conventional weapons, which he sees as a much more decisive factor on the field of battle. He went on to explain that fire power is what will cripple Israeli airports.
There is no doubt that there is a moral and political loss in giving up chemical weapons, says Assad. In 2003, the issue was raised. If Damascus was to be free of weapons of mass destruction, a bargaining chip existed that would be used against Israel’s nuclear program.
The problem for the West is that the group they support negotiations with are disjointed and has no control on the ground. The west, in it’s war against Syria, had to join Islamic groups. What was left of the forces that support the West and the Gulf are only terrorists; they have no place in Geneva 2. How can the West give recognition of the existence of two thousand armed groups? Who then can control and ensure the implementation of any political agreement?
Hamas and Syrian relations have taken a toll. “Hamas betrayed us,” says Bashar Al-Assad. Eighty years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood was formed, caring only about its self-interest and treachery, he said. Hamas got Assad in trouble in the past since, “Europeans wanted to know why we allowed Hamas to operate in Syria. We told them it is nothing more than a resistance movement, which earned the group’s embrace by Syria.”
Hamas decided in the end to give up its status as “resistance” and become a part of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. For that Assad said, “This is not the first time they betrayed us. This happened before in 2007 and 2009. Hamas has a history of treachery and treason… Hamas has sided against Syria since the first day, they made their choice.”
Al-Assad said that, “Egypt is back in the Arab camp” and that he has a better relationship with them today than even during the days of former President Hosni Mubarak. “During the era of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, we saw the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs just as we saw the U.S. State Department. Relations with Egypt are now better than they’d been over the last two periods.”
Saudi Arabia is “…nothing more than a tribal state. When its leaders differ with us, all Saudis differ with us. Saudis have harbored hostility towards the Syrians for the past 20, 30 years.” Of course, Assad forgot to mention that this is primarily because of the Sunni-Shia divide and that Saudi Arabia fears Syria’s alliance with Iran since Shia are “khawarij” or those who split from the true Islam.
The problem in Turkey, from the standpoint of al-Assad, is limited to its Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, since the Turkish people in general are against the policy in Syria. Recent opinion polls showed that the overwhelming numbers are against participating in any aggression against us. Even President Abdullah Gul began to publicly express his opposition to the policy of his prime minister. Gul felt that if Erdogan wants to destroy himself, there is no need to waste the AK Party with him. Assad blamed Foreign Minister Mohamed Davutoglu since the military channels between Syria and Turkey were open all the time until Davutoglu decided to put it under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; then it stopped.
Assad stressed that Syria will not follow a Lebanese or Iraqi model under any circumstances. Syria was and will remain a secular nation that it will remain a civilian government because this is the only formula that is appropriate for the cohesion of Syria, which has religious pluralism along sectarian and ethnic lines. For him, religion is an umbrella over all sectors, from politics, to economic, to cultural, etc., but not the politicization of religion in Syria because it is simply a recipe for dismantling it. Religion plays a spiritual and humanitarian role, and the role of religious institutions is for Da’wa (proselytization). The president praised the Grand National role here the role that was played by the national clergy in maintaining the unity of the Syrian fabric against the thoughts of takfirist. He praised Dr. Mohammed Saeed Ramadan Al Bouti, who was martyred for this cause.