MAJOR ESCHATOLOGICAL PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE
Apostasy in Prophetic Interpretation
(A sermon to strengthen faith in the
sure word of prophecy)
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(The Roman Catholic Social Doctrine -
Ascendancy of the Roman Catholic dogma in the body
politic of the United States.)
The insight of A. T. Jones
that needs to be kept in mind as Roman Catholic
legislation proliferates throughout America - "The
papacy is very impatient of any restraining bonds"
more . . .
Ellen G. White: "When
the leading churches of the United States, uniting
upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in
common, shall influence the state to enforce their
decrees and to sustain their institutions, then
Protestant America will have formed an image of the
Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil
penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result."
"When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across
the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when
she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with
Spiritualism, when, under the influence of this
threefold union, our country shall repudiate every
principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and
Republican government, and shall make provision for
the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions,
then we may know that the time has come for the
marvelous working of Satan, and that the end is
near." (5T 451.)
Spirit of Prophecy Policy on Family Planning
(For full context cf.
Adventists and Birth Control;
Adventists and Birth Control (Concluded)
Certain of the popular positions mentioned
approvingly in some hyperlinked reports, essays, and
blogs on this web page will of necessity cause
reactions of strong disagreement, or at the very
least discomfort, on the part of many readers.
Regrettably, these positions cannot be separated
from the core issues in the reports which prove the
fulfillment of major end-times prophecies, and may
of themselves be fulfillment of the prophecy of the
Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 3:1-5
LINK TO 2013
Pope Francis makes a declaration which belittles the
omnipotence of "the LORD the King of Israel, and His
Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts," Creator of all things.
The theory of evolution destroys the foundation of
the seventh-day Sabbath, which is a sign of the
sanctifying power of God and one of the two great
issues of the Final Conflict, the Battle of the
Great Day of God Almighty:-
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory
are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic
"Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the
Pope made comments which experts said put an end to
the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent
design that some argue were encouraged by his
predecessor, Benedict XVI.
Francis explained that both scientific theories were
not incompatible with the existence of a creator –
arguing instead that they “require it”.
“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the
risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic
wand able to do everything. But that is not so,”
What the devotees of higher criticism and evolution
teach is diametrically opposed to the explicit Word
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and
all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. . .
Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the
inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
For he spake, and it was
done; he commanded, and it stood fast. (Psalm
Through faith we understand that the worlds were
framed by the word of God,
so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do appear.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou
also unto the children of Israel, saying,
Verily my sabbaths ye shall
keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout
your generations; that ye may know that I am the
LORD that doth sanctify you. Wherefore the children
of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the
sabbath throughout their generations, for a
perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the
children of Israel for ever: for in six days the
LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day
he rested, and was refreshed. (Exodus
31:12-13, 16-17.) (Cf.
The Israel of God; audio
Our Christian Heritage)
The fanciful theories of Higher Criticism and
Evolution will not prevail against the TRUTH of God:
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord
shall have them in derision. (Psalm 2:4.)
Bible texts which should serve as a warning to the
Enter into the rock, and hide
thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the
glory of his majesty. . . . And they shall go
into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of
the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory
of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly
the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of
silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each
one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the
bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into
the tops of the ragged rocks, for
fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty,
when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
Cease ye from man, whose
breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he
to be accounted of? (Isaiah 2:3. 19-22.)
And I heard as it were the voice of a great
multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as
the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia:
for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. . . .
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse;
and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and
True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make
war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his
head were many crowns; and he had a name written,
that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed
with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is
called The Word of God. And the armies which were in
heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in
fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth
goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite
the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of
iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the
fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on
his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF
KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (Revelation 19:6, 11-16.)
The God of Infinite Love is also THE God of awesome
majesty, glory, and power. In the words of a grand
old hymn, "With reverence let the saints appear":
From "The Psalms of David," by Isaac Watts -
Psalm 89:3. 7 &c. Second Part.
The power and majesty of God;
or, Reverential worship.
With reverence let the saints appear,
And bow before the Lord;
His high commands with reverence hear,
And tremble at His Word.
How terrible Thy glories be!
How bright Thine armies shine!
Where is the power that vies with Thee,
Or truth compared to Thine?
evidence out of the mouth of Republican and Roman
Catholic Chris Christie (See
Chris Christie’s Latest Terrible Idea: Let GOP
Governors Control Voting for 2016:
These 2014 races are consequential for 2016,
Christie told the Chamber group.
“The fact is it doesn’t matter if you don’t really
care what happens in these states,” he said, “you’re
going to care about who is running the state in
November of 2016, what kind of political apparatus
they’ve set up and what kind of governmental
apparatus they’ve set up to ensure a full and fair
election in 2016.”
“All of those things are incredibly important,”
No one can argue with him on that point.
Battles over Republican proposals to alter the
“voting mechanism” have rocked states across the
country over the past several years. Hundreds of
proposals that civil rights, voting rights and good
government groups say could make it harder to vote
have been advanced since the 2010 “Republican wave”
election, and dozens have been implemented. Media
reports tend to focus on Voter ID laws, and the
legal wrangling over those initiatives extended deep
into the 2014 election season—just as it could
continue deep into the 2016 election season.
But requirements that citizens obtain and present
particular forms of identification in order to cast
ballots are only the beginning of the long list of
voting mechanisms that governors can and do have
“Nationally there has been a real significant battle
over the right to vote in a lot of states across the
country, and in particular many
Republican-controlled jurisdictions, particularly
ones where there were highly competitive races, have
passed new laws that make it harder for eligible
citizens to vote,” Wendy R. Weiser, the director of
the non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice’s
Democracy Program, explained to New Jersey’s Bergen
County Record. “This is a fairly recent phenomenon;
it really stepped up in 2011 after the 2010 election
when there was a real shift in partisan control
across the country, and it has continued.”
The laws take many forms, but, explained Weiser,
“one thing that they appear to all have in common is
that they do all fall more harshly on minority
voters, low-income voters, seniors and young
Consider Wisconsin, a state Christie referenced.
Since his election in 2010, Republican Governor
Walker has advocated for, signed and defended
laws—passed by a Republican legislature which
responds to his “jump” command by shouting in unison
“how high?”—that include:
Voter ID provisions so strict that a federal judge
determined that they violated the Voting Rights Act
and the U.S. Constitution—and that the US Supreme
Court has now put on hold.
* A radical gerrymandering of congressional and
legislative district lines that has also been
challenged in the courts and that in 2012 produced a
circumstance where substantially more ballots were
cast for Democratic legislative candidates but
Republicans remained firmly in control.
* A shift in the primary election date so that
primaries were moved from September to the peak
vacation month of August—when many Wisconsinites are
away from home and college students are generally on
* Constraints on early voting that limit the number
of hours available for evening and weekend voting,
which in recent years have been prime times for
working-class voters to cast ballots.
Walker, himself a 2016 presidential prospect, still
finds himself in a very tight race this year. That
may explain why the governor and his allies fought
so hard to implement their voter ID agenda—with the
Republican attorney general even saying after the
Supreme Court blocked implementation of the law that
he was still looking for ways to put restrictions in
place this year. (He finally backed off two weeks
before election day, but there are still fears about
confusion and complexity.)"
“The one prevailing evil of democracy is
the tyranny of the majority, or rather that party,
not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or
fraud, in carrying elections.” Lord Acton
Republic is dead; the Democracy is nearing its
death throes through slow but accelerating strangulation
by Roman Catholic activism. Here is another ominous
Supreme Court decision:-
The Supreme Court Eviscerates the Voting Rights Act
in a Texas Voter-ID Decision "The Voting Rights
Act ended the blight of voting discrimination in
places like Selma by eliminating the literacy tests
and poll taxes that prevented so many people from
voting. The Selma of yesteryear is reminiscent of
the current situation in Texas, where a voter ID law
blocked by the federal courts as a discriminatory
poll tax on two different occasions—under two
different sections of the VRA— remains on the books.
The law was first blocked in 2012 under Section 5 of
the VRA. 'A law that forces poorer citizens to
choose between their wages and their franchise
unquestionably denies or abridges their right to
vote,' wrote Judge David Tatel. 'The same is true
when a law imposes an implicit fee for the privilege
of casting a ballot.'
Then the Supreme Court gutted the VRA—ignoring the
striking evidence of contemporary voting
discrimination in places like Texas—which allowed
the voter ID law to immediately go into effect. Eric
Holder can no longer deny #VoterID in #Texas after
today’s #SCOTUS decision,' Texas Attorney General
Greg Abbott tweeted minutes after the Shelby County
v. Holder decision. States like Texas, with the
worst history of voting abuses, no longer had to
approve their voting changes with the federal
government. Texas had lost more Section 5 lawsuits
than any other state.
The law was challenged again by the Justice
Department and civil rights groups. After a lengthy
trial, it was struck down, again, on October 9, in a
searing opinion by Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, who
called the law 'an unconstitutional poll tax.'
Ramos found that 600,000 registered voters in
Texas—4.5 percent of the electorate—lacked a
government-issued ID, but the state had issued only
279 new voter IDs by the start of the trial.
African-Americans were three times as likely as
whites to not have a voter ID and Hispanics twice as
likely. The law was passed by the Texas legislature,
'because of and not merely in spite of the voter ID
law’s detrimental effects on the African-American
and Hispanic electorate,' Ramos wrote.
But five days later, the US Court of Appeals for the
Fifth Circuit —one of the most conservative courts
in the country—overruled Ramos, arguing that
striking the voter ID law 'substantially disturbs
the election process of the State of Texas just nine
days before early voting begins.' The appeals court
curiously believed that blocking the voter ID before
the election would do more harm to voters than
preserving a law that could disenfranchise 600,000
voters in the state.
The Supreme Court upheld the
Appeals Court decision on October 18. It was the
first time since 1982 that the Court approved a
voting law deemed intentionally discriminatory by a
trial court. Justice Ginsburg dissented,
joined by Justices Sotomayor and Kagan. 'The
greatest threat to public confidence in elections in
this case is the prospect of enforcing a
purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely
imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks
denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands
of eligible voters,' Ginsburg wrote.
Full text of Justice Ginsburg's dissent.
Dust Off Those Poll Tax Laws, Dixie "The
radical right-wing members of the court led by Chief
Justice John Roberts eviscerated the venerable
Voting Rights Act. They said the law's preemptive
federal enforcement of voting rights in nine states
that have long, shameful records of egregious
violations unfairly singles them out - discriminates
against them, so to speak.
Now those states can do
whatever they want. Texas and South Carolina quickly
announced they would immediately institute costly
voter ID requirements previously forbidden as
discriminatory under the terms of the Voting Rights
Act." (Note the New York Times article
hyperlinked in this Huffington Post article.)
Court Decisions on Voting Rules Sow Confusion in
State Races " Just weeks
before elections that will decide control of the
Senate and crucial governors’ races, a cascade of
court rulings about voting rules, issued by judges
with an increasingly partisan edge, are sowing
confusion and changing voting procedures with the
potential to affect outcomes in some states.
Last week, a day before voting was scheduled to
begin in Ohio, the United States Supreme Court
split, 5 to 4, to uphold a cut in early voting in
the state by one week; the five Republican
appointees voted in favor and the four Democratic
appointees against. Cases from North Carolina and
Wisconsin are also before the court, with decisions
expected shortly, while others are proceeding in
Texas and Arkansas.
The legal fights are over laws that Republican-led
state governments passed in recent years to more
tightly regulate voting, in the name of preventing
fraud. Critics argue that the restrictions are
really efforts to discourage African-Americans,
students and low-income voters, who tend to favor
Those who are still skeptical that there is an
advanced Roman Catholic takeover of the United
States, should consider the following:
Paul Weyrich - "I
don't want everybody to vote" - The recording
speaks for itself.
But WHO was Paul Weyrich (now deceased)? Some of his
partisan history is mentioned in the upload note to
the video, and there is much more that identifies
his first allegiance:
Probably the most influential . . .
If we didn't know the Pope agrees with us . . .
The radical religious in our country . . .
Although "probably the most influential," Paul
Weyrich is only one of a host of Roman Catholic
activists and activist organizations that have
advanced and are advancing the cause of Roman
Catholic dictatorship in the United States.
Again, if there is skepticism about liberal Justice
Goldburg's dissent in the Texas case, consider that
of conservative Judge Richard Posner in the
Wisconsin case of Frank v. Walker:
GOP voter ID law gets crushed: Why Judge Richard
Posner’s new opinion is so amazing "It is a
dissent, released on Friday, written by
Judge Richard Posner, the
Reagan-appointed 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge
who was the one who approved the first such Photo ID
law in the country (Indiana’s) back in 2008, in the
landmark Crawford v. Marion County case which went
all the way to the Supreme Court, where Posner’s
ruling was affirmed.
If there was ever evidence that a jurist could
change their mind upon review of additional
subsequent evidence, this is it. If there was ever a
concise and airtight case made against Photo ID laws
and the threat they pose to our most basic right to
vote, this is it. If there was ever a treatise
revealing such laws for the blatantly partisan shell
games that they are, this is it.
His dissent includes a
devastating response to virtually every false and/or
disingenuous rightwing argument/talking point ever
put forth in support of Photo ID voting
restrictions, describing them as 'a mere fig leaf
for efforts to disenfranchise voters likely to vote
for the political party that does not control the
state government.' (Hyperlinks to the full
text of the dissent are found all through this
article.) Cf. 9 Scathing Quotes From Judge Posner's
Dissent Against WI Voter ID.
Posner is, by far, the most
widely cited legal scholar of the 20th century,
according to The Journal of Legal Studies.
His opinions are closely read by the Supreme Court,
where the battle over the legality and
Constitutionality of Photo ID voting laws will
almost certainly wind up at some point in the not
too distant future. That’s just one of the reasons
why this opinion is so important."
That the voter ID laws are racist and elitist is a
fact beyond question; but beyond this they are
partisan laws designed to diminish votes for
Democratic party candidates and tilt races in favor
of Republican candidates. You can judge this
horse by its color, and it is red. The color stands
for discrimination, electoral cheating by the
passage of restrictive laws and (yes) outright fraud
in the counting of the votes.
The Stolen Presidential Elections "Then
a five-to-four conservative majority on the U.S.
Supreme Court in a logically tortured decision ruled
that a complete recount in Florida would be a
violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal
protection clause because different counties have
different ways of counting the votes. At that point
Gore was behind by only a few hundred or so votes in
Florida and was gaining ground with each attempt at
a recount. By preventing a complete tally, the
justices handed Florida’s electoral votes and the
presidency to Bush, a stolen election in which the
conservative activists on the Supreme Court played a
key role. . . .
The 2004 presidential
contest between Democratic challenger Senator John
Kerry and the incumbent president George W. Bush
amounted to another stolen election. Some 105
million citizens voted in 2000, but in 2004 the
turnout climbed to at least 122 million.
Pre-election surveys indicated that among the record
16.8 million new voters Kerry was a heavy favorite,
a fact that went largely unreported by the press. In
addition, there were about two million progressives
who had voted for Ralph Nader in 2000 who switched
to Kerry in 2004. Yet the official 2004 tallies
showed Bush Jr. with 62 million votes, about 11.6
million more than he got in 2000. Meanwhile Kerry
showed only eight million more votes than Gore
received in 2000. To have achieved his remarkable
2004 tally, Bush would needed to have kept all his
50.4 million from 2000, plus a majority of the new
voters, plus a large share of the very liberal Nader
defectors. Nothing in the campaign and in the
opinion polls suggest such a mass crossover. The
numbers simply do not add up." (N.B. On Jeb
Bush's role in the theft of the 2000 presidential
election that he is a Roman Catholic.)
The end result to be attained is totalitarian
a Republican Party which has been taken over by the
Vatican. (George W. Bush in particular opened
the floodgates, as no previous President had done.
ROME’S LONG OBJECTIVE ATTAINED) In other words,
we are on the way to a Roman Catholic dictatorship
disguised by an Evangelical Protestant facade. The
evidence is overwhelming.
Let us not be lulled by the apparent stalemate in
Rome's Jerusalem policy (Rev. 11:45) into a sense
that the end cannot be as near as we thought. There
is a strong flowing tide of events fulfilling Rev.
13, a prophecy which unfolds all the way to the
seven last plagues.
Luke 21:24 (Cf.
THE HOUR AND THE END)
still governs. There is not much time left of a
generation from its fulfillment.
major sign of the rapidly approaching end of this
rebellious world is the deep and enthusiastic
involvement of Pope Francis in the Charismatic
Renewal movement. The spirits of devils (Rev.
16:13-14, 16) are the unifying and driving force
of this movement:-
From [D] @gmail.com:
Is Pope Francis a Charismatic? Yes, But In the
Fullest Sense of the Word "On Pentecost Sunday of
this past year he spoke to a massive crowd in St
Peters square. It included the leaders and
representatives of what are now collectively
referred to as the ecclesial movements.
Pope Francis sees all of
these movements as a resource for the Church in her
work. That includes what is called the New
Evangelization within the Church- as well as her
work in the world in what I believe is clearly
emerging as a new missionary age of Christianity.
He sees all of these ecclesial movements as
assisting the Christian faithful to experience an
encounter with the Risen Jesus Christ and open their
lives to the work of the Holy Spirit.
He wants to direct ALL the
movements to serve the one mission of the one Church."
Pope Francis & the Charismatic Renewal: Q&A with
Patti Gallagher Mansfield "You’ve
been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal
since it began in 1967.
How has the movement changed or evolved in these
The Charismatic Renewal is
not a movement like other movements in that it has
no human founder. In the beginning years, the
movement spread like wildfire. It now numbers an
estimated 120 million Catholics in 235 countries
around the world. In the United States, attendance
at Charismatic Renewal events has declined over the
years, but in other countries numbers are high and
the movement is flourishing. In Brazil, a country I
have visited more than 20 times for missions and
conferences, there are 2 million Catholic
One of the biggest changes since the early days is
that the Charismatic Renewal is no longer regarded
as something strange or alien, but rather seen as an
accepted ecclesial movement serving the church and
her mission. It is, in fact, the largest ecclesial
Since becoming pope, Francis
has reached out to Catholic charismatics and to
Protestant evangelicals. Why are these gestures
Pope Francis is the first
pope who has had first-hand experience with the
Charismatic Renewal. His predecessors were open and
supportive to the movement, but Pope Francis was
actively involved with Catholic charismatics in
Argentina by celebrating Mass for them and serving
as the representative of the bishops of his country
to the movement. He admits that his first
impressions were not very positive; he thought they
were like a “Samba school.” But he changed his mind
and stated, “I think that this movement does much
good for the church overall.” He has also encouraged
the Charismatic Renewal to give the witness of
spiritual ecumenism with other Christians."
the year 1967 and its significance. (Cf.
Jesus' Own Prophecy)
Scalia is not shy about making declarations that are
quite at odds with the US Constitution which he is
empowered to interpret as a Supreme Court Justice.
To be sure, there are differences between him and
the other right-wing Republican appointed Roman
Catholic Justices; but it is certain that on the
question of the constitutional legitimacy of
favoring religion in the public sphere they are
unanimous; and unitedly set on utterly demolishing
the wall of separation between Church and State:-
From [D] @gmail.com:
Antonin Scalia Says Constitution Permits Court To
'Favor Religion Over Non-Religion':
Defending his strict adherence to the plain text of
the Constitution, Scalia knocked secular qualms over
the role of religion in the public sphere as
“utterly absurd,” arguing that
the Constitution is only
obligated to protect freedom of religion -- not
freedom from it.
“I think the main fight is to
dissuade Americans from what the secularists are
trying to persuade them to be true: that the
separation of church and state means that the
government cannot favor religion over non-religion,”
the Reagan-appointed jurist told the crowd of about
“We do Him [God] honor in our
pledge of allegiance, in all our public ceremonies,”
the conservative Catholic justice continued.
“There’s nothing wrong with that. It is in the best
of American traditions, and don’t let anybody tell
you otherwise. I think we
have to fight that tendency of the secularists to
impose it on all of us through the Constitution.”
Earlier this year, Scalia joined the Supreme Court’s
majority opinion in Town of Greece v. Galloway,
which held that the New York town could continue
opening legislative sessions with sectarian prayers.
Scalia has since used the case to press for the
approval of public prayers in schools, legislatures
Note the emphasized passages:
". . . the Constitution is only obligated to protect
freedom of religion -- not freedom from it." - With
Roman Catholic activists,
the only freedom of
religion entitled to protection is that of the
Church of Rome, and the phrase "not freedom from it"
is stark and pregnant with meaning.
“I think the main fight is to dissuade Americans
from what the secularists are trying to persuade
them to be true: that the separation of church and
state means that the government cannot favor
religion over non-religion, . . .”
Catholic hierarchy is
utterly opposed to the secular
state, which is the only one which recognizes the
freedom of the individual to choose any religion or
none at all. "Dissuading Americans" is really no
longer a fight.
The Church of Rome has done an
effective job of propagandizing the American people.
“We do Him [God] honor in our pledge of allegiance,
in all our public ceremonies, . . .” In 1954 the
phrase "under God" was added to the pledge of
allegiance, previously a secular statement, as the
result of a campaign by the Roman Catholic activist
organization, the Knights of Columbus:
The U.S. Pledge of Allegiance-
Between 1924 and 1954, the Pledge of
Allegiance was worded:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America, and to the Republic for
which it stands; one nation,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for
In 1954, during the McCarthy era and
communism scare, Congress passed a bill, which was
signed into law, to add the words "under God." The
current Pledge reads:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America, and to the Republic for
which it stands; one nation
under God, indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all."
One Nation Under God-
The purpose of the
program is to keep the phrase one nation “Under God”
in the public eye, as well as in the Pledge
of Allegiance. In 1951, a movement to add "under
God" to the Pledge of Allegiance was organized. As
you probably know, this movement was begun by a
resolution adopted by the Knights of Columbus'
national Board of Directors in April, at the height
of the Korean War. The resolution called on all
Knights to add the words "under God" to the Pledge,
which is recited at the opening of Council and
Assembly meetings. The Hearst newspaper corporation
joined us in 1952, campaigning for the resolution in
its papers nationwide. In 1953, Federal legislators
were lobbied by leaders from the Knights of
Columbus. A bill to add "under God" to the Pledge of
Allegiance was introduced, in the House by
Representative Louis Rabaut (a Democrat), and in the
Senate by Senator Homer Ferguson (a Republican). On
June 14, 1954, the words "under God" were inserted
into the Pledge. The legislation was signed into law
and supported by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
President Eisenhower says: "In this way we are
reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in
America's heritage and future; in this way we shall
constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which
forever will be our country's most powerful resource
in peace and war."
Pope Francis heaps praise upon the Knights of
Columbus . . .
More on Scalia, the Knights of Columbus, and
freedom of and from religion:
Newdow Seeks Scalia Recusal-
"Newdow filed a brief, "Suggestion for
Recusal of Justice Scalia," on Sept. 5, pointing out
that Scalia gave a speech in
January alluding to the Ninth Circuit decision as a
prime example of how courts are misinterpreting the
Constitution. At a Knights of Columbus rally in
Fredericksburg, Va., the Catholic justice said
framers didn't intend to "exclude God from the
public forums and from political life."
Newdow's brief noted the "firestorm of
controversy" erupting when the opinion was issued.
"The associated passions--though
understandable--are the very reason we have an
Establishment Clause, and, perhaps in this arena
more than any other, it is essential that the
judiciary present a neutral front." The brief argues
that statements and activities by Scalia call his
impartiality into question. . .
In other developments, the U.S. House, by a
307-119 margin, passed an amendment in July by Rep.
John Hostettler, R-IN, prohibiting enforcement of
the Ninth Circuit pledge decision.
That amendment was actually opposed by the
Justice Department, which said such legislation
could complicate the appeal.
A second amendment, adopted by a 260-161
vote, prohibited use of federal money to enforce the
11th Circuit's ruling against Judge Roy Moore. The
intent was to bar the U.S. Marshals Service from
enforcing either decision.
"These amendments are essentially
meaningless. But these votes do show a shocking
contempt by a majority in the U.S. House of
Representatives--not just for the constitutional
principle of separation of church and state, but for
a free and independent judiciary," said Anne Gaylor,
president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
OF BUSH V. GORE! In that 2001 case, a partisan
right-wing majority on the Supreme Court intervened
to halt a recount of ballots in Florida, thus
handing an election victory to
Republican George W. Bush. It was blatantly not
based on legal authority, to the extent that the
majority stipulated that the reasoning for the
decision was not to be cited as a precedent in
future cases. This time a similar right-wing
Republican ROMAN CATHOLIC majority has moved to
restrict voting rights in Ohio, which is probably a
prediction of similar decisions to come for
An Ominous Supreme Court Decision "Anyone who
cares about the right to vote should be very
concerned by yesterday’s 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court
decision in Husted v. NAACP . The one-paragraph stay
order effectively stops same day registration in
Ohio, which was to start today, and reduces the
early voting period. The evidence showed that these
voting opportunities were heavily used by African
American and poor voters, who will be
disproportionately burdened by the cuts. Even more
disconcerting, however, are the implications of
yesterday’s decision for the future of the right to
In layman’s terms, here’s what happened: Ohio got
caught with its hand in the cookie jar, and the
Supreme Court let them eat the cookies. The state’s
Republican legislature eliminated voting
opportunities used mostly by Democratic-leaning
voters, offering flimsy justifications for the
changes. Conscientiously applying existing
precedent, the lower courts blocked these voting
restrictions, but the five most conservative
justices on the Supreme Court allowed them to take
effect, without explanation.
The Supreme Court’s action is unprecedented. I can’t
think of any other case in which the Court has put
the brakes on voting the day before it was to begin.
The order is disruptive, changing the rules around
which voters, candidates, parties, and election
officials have budgeted and planned for weeks. The
order is also unnecessary. Contrary to the state’s
claim, there was no “emergency” from following the
voting rules which had been in place for multiple
Law Professor Calls Supreme Court’s Voting Rights
Restrictions ‘Purely Partisan’ "The order
staying the voting restrictions came the day after
the justices met for their first formal conference
for the new term and just one day before polling
stations were set to open in Ohio to allow voters to
cast ballots in November’s general election.
“This is a case that is just partisan all the way
down,” Eric Segall, a Georgia State University law
professor, said in an interview with RH Reality
Segall is the author of Supreme Myths: Why the
Supreme Court and Its Justices are Not Judges,
and co-author of Supreme Secrecy, to be
published next year by Stanford University Press."
Although the foundations for the destruction of
democracy in America by the institution of Roman
Catholic ideological supremacy were laid during the
presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush,
the 2000 election marked the introduction of a
presidency openly dedicated to
Roman Catholic principles of government. The
forming of the Image to the Beast was clearly
Just one week ago, in the entry below on religion in
politics, the following quotation of Lord Acton was
stated, “The one prevailing evil of democracy is
the tyranny of the
majority, or rather that party, not always the
majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in
carrying elections” (emphasis added.)
This aphorism is now seen in action, markedly
beginning in the year 2000:
Yes, Bush v. Gore Did Steal the Election "The
general topic of wildly partisan Supreme Court
rulings is on everybody’s mind right now for some
reason. The Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney wants
everybody to know that the Supreme Court really,
truly did not hand the presidential election to
George W. Bush. 'You can disagree with the ruling in
Bush v. Gore,' writes Carney, 'but you can’t
honestly argue that it decided the election.'
Well, yes, you can. In fact we know nearly for
certain that the recount stopped by the Supreme
Court would have given Gore the lead. (Of course,
it’s entirely possible that the
Republican-controlled Florida legislature would have
simply overridden the results of the count and
handed the state to Bush, as it threatened to do.)
But Carney is repeating a common misconception."
Lawyers Protest U.S. Supreme Court "As George W.
Bush and his backers descend on Washington for days
of celebration and years of governing, other
Americans insist on reminding the world of the
unprecedented use of political and judicial power
that got Bush here.
On Saturday, 554 law professors from 120 law schools
signed a full-page New York Times ad protesting the
Dec. 9 halting of a Florida recount that had
threatened to reverse Bush's tiny lead.
'By stopping the vote count in Florida, the U.S.
Supreme Court used its power to act as political
partisans, not judges of a court of law,' read the
In an interview, one of the law professors deplored
the fact that one of his primary teachings to his
students over a 40-year career in constitutional law
-- that the U.S. Supreme Court acts as a nonpartisan
institution despite differing judicial philosophies
-- had been rendered null and void by the actions of
the five justices who stopped the count."
All of the signs are that the prophetic time clock
is winding down, especially since 1980, when one
generation's time to the Second Coming of Jesus
Christ began, according to
Jesus' own prophecy. Should we not heed the call
of the prophet Amos to "prepare to meet thy God, O
Israel." (Amos 4:12.)
For earlier entries go to:
FINAL WORLD EVENTS IN PROPHECY FORESHADOWED 2014