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Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unright-eousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  2 Cor. 6:14-18

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My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me . . .  Hosea 4:6

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And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
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The contemporary body of corporate Seventh-day Adventists and many, many Independent Ministries are sleepwalking far behind the march of prophetic events.  It is high time to wake up and WATCH!

"The hour has come, the hour is striking and striking at you, the hour and the end!"  Eze. 7:6 (Moffatt)

The words of Jesus Christ Himself about His Second Coming - Matt. 24:

21For then shall be great tribulation , such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. [Cf. Dan. 11:45-12:1] 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.  [Cf. Isa.  25Behold, I have told you before. 26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. [Wrote John the Revelator - Rev. 1:7, "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him" and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (Cf. Rev. 19)]  . . .30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.  (Emphasis added.)

Of the great antichrist God has revealed through His prophet Isaiah:

12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (Cf. Isa. 2:1-6, 19-21; bold and italic emphasis added)

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Is the General Conference Involved in Ecumenism?

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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." (GC 445.1)

"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)

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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

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NEW►  "We have the prophetic word confirmed . . ." [From 2 Peter 1:19 NKJV,] by the unfolding of religio-political events. The prophecy predicted that a democratic America would become a Theocracy by the vote of its people *. This process is already far advanced in the forming of an Image to the Beast, and it is not by a majority of the people. George Washington said, “It is one of the evils of democratical governments, that the people, not always seeing and frequently misled, must often feel before they can act, (emphasis added.)” The tragedy is that by the time that the the blind and the gullible feel, it is too late to act:-

From [D]@gmail.com:

Increasing Number of Americans Want Religion in Politics, Pew Poll Finds "The number of people who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up six percentage points since the 2010 midterm elections, from 43 percent to 49 percent. Similarly, those who think there has been 'too little' expression of faith from political leaders is up from 37 percent to 41 percent. . .

The study reveals a greater gap between religiously affiliated people and the growing number of people who are not affiliated with any religion, a group sometimes referred to as the 'nones.' Those who identify with a religion have become more supportive of churches and other religious houses who speak out about political issues and political leaders talking more often about religion while the 'nones' frequently oppose religion in politics.

The study also indicates that people who think religion has a positive impact on society are also more likely to want more religion in politics. Moreover, the desire to see religion in public life is greater among Republicans and those who lean toward the GOP than it is among Democrats."

No comfort can be taken from the fact that it is still a minority who in effect are expressing support for Theocracy. Lord Acton said, “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.) How prescient of what has been happening in America since the 1970s, and is now the menacing element in electoral politics.

Emerging from the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a woman what form the new government would take. Franklin answered “A republic, if you can keep it.” (A Republic, If You Can Keep It.) Today, the distinction between a Republic and a Democracy has become blurred into oblivion. This is due in major part to the "dumbing down" of the American body politic from a knowledge of papal history and an awareness of its ever present menace, through a deliberate process of indoctrination by the Roman Catholic hierarchy. (Making America Catholic.) Christian Edwardson has pointed out that although the Image to the Beast is formed by Protestants, it is really the Roman Catholic Church that is working its will. His book Facts of Faith was first published in 1943, which is a measure of how far conversion of the American Republic into a Theocracy has advanced by the year 2014.

* Elder Wm. H. Grotheer was clearly correct in his exegetical conclusion that "earth" in Rev. 13:11-12, 14, applies to the same geographical area.

NEW►  The False Prophet has formed the Image to the Beast, and is now causing it to begin to speak in dictatorial terms, in many ways little noticed as well as in major laws proposed and being passed. One little-noticed law: an airman who does not believe in the existence of God is required to acknowledge Him in order to re-enlist in the USAF:-

Group: Airman denied reenlistment for refusing to say 'so help me God'

US Air Force to Atheist: Say ‘God’ in oath or don’t re-enlist

Almighty God forces the will of no human being, ("The government . . .") and has certainly not given the State authority to do so, rather the contrary, and the United States of America has guaranteed freedom of conscience by its own Constitution:

The Law of Religious Freedom ". . . The Religion Clauses of the First Amendment guarantee religious liberty, or freedom of conscience, for all Americans — people of all faiths and none."

The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Religious aspects

It is settled constitutional law "that affirmations are equivalent to oaths, and that what may be said with a “So help me God” may be said without:

Should atheists who refuse to say ‘so help me God’ be excluded from the Air Force?

Title 1 U.S.C. § 1 indeed provides, “‘oath’ includes affirmation, and ‘sworn’ includes affirmed.” And what is an affirmation? United States v. Bueno-Vargas (9th Cir. 2004) tells us (emphasis added),

An “‘”Oath or affirmation” is a formal assertion of, or attestation to, the truth of what has been, or is to be, said.’” United States v. Brooks, 285 F.3d 1102, 1105 (8th Cir.2002) (quoting United States v. Turner, 558 F.2d 46, 50 (2d Cir.1977)). Black’s Law Dictionary 1099 (7th ed.1999), defines an oath as a “solemn declaration, accompanied by a swearing to God or a revered person or thing, that one’s statement is true.” Black’s defines an affirmation as a “pledge equivalent to an oath but without reference to a supreme being or to ‘swearing.’” Id. at 50; see also Brooks, 285 F.3d at 1105 (reciting these definitions).

So 10 U.S.C. § 502 expressly says that each person may swear or affirm. Likewise, 1 U.S.C. § 1 expressly says that an oath includes an affirmation. And an affirmation means precisely a pledge without reference to a supreme being. Given this context, it seems to me quite clear that “So help me God” in the statute should be read as an optional component, to be used for the great bulk of people who swear, but should be omitted for those who exercise their expressly statutorily provided option to affirm — because that’s what affirming means (omitting reference to a supreme being).

Even looking at the statute standing alone, then, the Air Force thus has no business denying people the ability to affirm, which is to say to omit “so help me God.” . . .

It is not surprising that it is the Air Force which seeks to rigidly enforce the change in 10 USC 502. Paragraph 5.6, made in October, 2013:-

Religious intolerance at Air Force Academy:

Mikey Weinstein, a graduate of of the Academy who has two sons there said: "The Air Force's official policy remains that the Air Force reserves the right to evangelize anyone in the Air Force that it determines to be unchurched."During an an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he said:

"It's a declaration of war, as far as I'm concerned, on the Constitution. I hope everybody comprehensively and joyously celebrates whatever religion that they want ? or no religion ? but they cannot engage the machinery of the state."

During an interview with the Colorado Springs Gazette, he said:

"These guidelines do nothing more than contribute to what appears to be an imperious, fascistic contagion that is sweeping throughout this country through evangelical Christians trying to infuse their religious thought into the machinery of the state."

Weinstein later organized the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to combat religious oppression in the military. . .

Captain Melinda Morton, a Lutheran, is the second most senior chaplain at the school. She told the task force that she was fired because she had spoken up about religious intolerance among cadets and staff -- including allegations that Evangelical Christians there wield too much influence. When she was asked why she thought the problem was concentrated at the Air Force Academy and not at the other academies, she pointed to nearby Colorado Springs, CO, the home of many influential conservative Christian organizations.

Tom Minnery, spokesperson for Focus on the Family, arguably the most influential Evangelical Christian para-church organization in the U.S., disagreed that Evangelical Christians are the problem. He claims that "anti-Christian bigotry" was infecting the academy. He said that Americans United is on a "witch hunt here. They will not rest until religion is eradicated from that campus."

According to National Public Radio, Colorado Springs, "...for the past decade has been recognized as a center for evangelical Christian organizations." Over 100 groups are located there, of which Focus on the Family is the largest. Others include the New Life Church, the Navigators, Mission of Mercy, Global Action, and the International Bible Society."

(N.B. The use of articles from the "Religious Tolerance" website does not imply approval of an "all religions" or "no religion" philosophy. The Christian Bible is our rule of faith and practice.)

Cf. Air Force Academy: Proselytizing And Religious Freedom Debate On School Campus.

The descriptive language of Mikey Weinstein quoted above, "an imperious, fascistic contagion that is sweeping throughout this country through evangelical Christians trying to infuse their religious thought into the machinery of the state," is not an exaggeration. It perfectly matches what is happening, and the prophecy of Rev. 13:11-17. They speak "as a dragon."


 

This article is comprehensive in its analysis of the uniqueness of Pope Francis' determined focus on an ecumenical "coming together." Every paragraph is so pregnant with significance for these end times, that it is difficult to make a selection for quotation. The entire article needs to be studied carefully. The Pope is looking to the most dynamic religious organizations for unity of purpose - the "Common Witness to Christ." The dynamism is not of the Holy Spirit, but of the spirits of Rev. 16:13-14, and it heralds the rapidly approaching apocalypse:-

From [D]@gmail.com:

Francis, Ecumenism, and the Common Witness to Christ "Some Evangelical and Pentecostal faithful appear to have started paying attention and accepting the possibility that not only individual charismatic Catholics, but the very Catholic Church—including the major stumbling block, the Pope himself—may not be the Whore of Babylon after all. [Cf. 2 Thess. 2:8-12.]

Newcomers to the ecumenical table tend to think that all the things they are discovering for the first time are radical innovations by Pope Francis, as if no other pope before him had ever gone out to hug the people and kiss the babies and the disabled; as if no other pope had ever asked forgiveness for the past sins of the Catholic Church; as if no other pope had made an outreach to the separated brethren; as if Saint John Paul II hadn’t traveled to mafia country to publicly rebuke criminals, calling them to repent or face the wrath of God; as if no other pope had ever placed emphasis on Jesus or Scripture.

But however much they may hold on to misconceptions about the Church’s past, at least many are now willing to take an unprejudiced look at the present Pope and his leadership of the present Church.

The World Evangelical Alliance’s Brian Stiller made a sober defense of this position in an article called 'Lunch with the Pope':

My counter argument to those who might dismiss friendship with the pope is this. For Evangelicals and Protestants, of all shapes and sizes, the state and condition of the Roman Catholic Church matters. Of the over 2 billion Christians, one-half are linked to the Vatican. About 600 million are Evangelicals and another 550 million members of the World Council of Churches (which includes the Orthodox Churches). As a world body, it is our calling to have contact with other major Christian communities and faiths. Conferencing with Rome no more compromises our doctrinal commitments than it would by meeting with the heads of other religions. We do that as a natural and important role of our calling. In places where Evangelicals are marginalized, having this official connection allows us to raise issues and ask for responses we would never otherwise get. In a worldwide community of faith, the work and role of each Christian community matters.

A final dramatic moment in ecumenism from the first half of 2014 was the announcement that one of Sweden’s most influential Charismatic pastors, Ulf Ekman, founder of the world-wide Word of Life Movement, had taken a step he had been pondering in his heart for a long time, and, together with his wife, had become Catholic. Although this predictably caused confusion and even pain to some in Ekman’s flock, it must be said here that 'sheep-stealing' is not Pope Francis’ purpose. The late Bishop Tony Palmer was careful to point this out: 'Pope Francis pulled me up on more than one occasion when I used the expression ‘coming home to the Catholic Church.’' He said, ‘Don’t use this term.’ He told me, ‘No one is coming home. You are journeying towards us and we are journeying towards you and we will meet in the middle. We will meet on the road as we seek each other.’”

The true unity for which Jesus Christ prayed cannot be overemphasized.

Wishful thinking perhaps on the part of an elder Israeli statesman nearing the end of his life, frustrated by the course of events (Peres: Netanyahu torpedoed peace deal 3 years ago; Land grab shows Netanyahu unbowed after Gaza;) but still hoping to realize his dream of peace in Palestine under the auspices of a papal presence in Jerusalem:-

From [D]@gmail.com:

Shimon Peres: Francis is a more powerful peace advocate than UN "While visiting the Vatican earlier today, Mr Peres asked Pope Francis to head a parallel United Nations called the 'United Religions' to counter religious extremism in the world today. . .

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, confirmed that Peres, who ended his presidential term in July, had requested the meeting and told the Pope about his idea for United Religions. The Pope, however, did not commit himself to the proposal.

'The Pope listened' to the idea just as he always does with any peace initiative, 'showing his interest, his attention and encouragement,' Fr Lombardi said.

But 'the Pope made no personal commitment' and reminded Peres that the Vatican has the Pontifical Councils for Interreligious Dialogue and for Justice and Peace — two offices 'that are suitable' for supporting or following such initiatives, Father Lombardi said."

The Church of Rome is probably far ahead of Shimon Peres' idea, as is implicit in the reminder by the Pope about the Pontifical Councils. Moving with the subtlety and stealth of "that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan" (Rev. 12:9,) who "gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority" (Rev. 13:2b,) the papacy has many tentacles spread far and wide. Those tentacles encompass the great ecumenical movement, which embraces the Christian world, other religions of the world, the United Nations, individual nations such as the United States of America, and combinations of nations such as the European Union - creature of the papacy.

The role of the European Union in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process tends to be underestimated:

Can the EU Revive the Cause of Middle East Peace? "Two very strong assumptions have governed much international diplomacy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the past decades. The first is that the solution is known, so all that is necessary is strong leadership—and U.S. determination—to arrive at that goal. The second is that European action is not likely to have much independent effect, so Europe can at best only support American efforts.

The unhelpfulness of the first assumption is now apparent to all but a few diehards. That makes it an especially important time to demolish what remains of the second assumption. This is not to suggest that Europeans can succeed where Americans have failed. Rather, Europe might be able to have some long-term positive effects in precisely those areas where the United States has decided not to go. This conclusion flows not from unrealistic optimism but from a hard-nosed look at the past. . .

It would be hard not to be cynical about Europe’s possible role. European states and institutions are hardly angelic players. They have their own material and security interests. And they are often acting in tension with each other; when they manage to coordinate, it is through a very cumbersome process.

However, from a decade-to-decade perspective, many of the main ideas for settling the conflict were incubated in Europe before they became common diplomatic wisdom. Most notably, the two-state solution that now is touted as the 'known solution' was one that U.S. officials found literally unspeakable for many, many years. Not so in Europe. The first time that the European Community, the precursor to the EU, tackled the question was with its 1971 Schumann Document, which proposed the creation of demilitarized zones, the Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories, and the internationalization of Jerusalem. . ."

MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT - ROME IS A MOVING FORCE BEHIND THE DRIVE FOR PEACE IN PALESTINE, AND THE OBJECTIVE IS THE PAPACY'S PRESENCE IN JERUSALEM AS PROPHESIED IN DAN. 11:45.

Before achieving "united religions," as envisaged by Shimon Peres, the papacy needs to complete the process of unification of the apostate Christian churches. A major obstacle is the conflict in Ukraine. The Evangelical churches are astir with the belief that the Gog and Magog prophecy of Eze. 38-39 is being fulfilled, a futurist-dispensationalist fantasy which refuses to recognize that the prophecy, together with others, was conditioned upon the faithfulness of ancient Israel. Even such a serious newspaper as Haaretz publishes an article on the subject (subscription probably required to read it, but it is free):

FYI: Putin=Gog, Crimea=Magog, the apocalypse is here and the Messiah is coming "Not only Christian fans of Armageddon are buzzing: According to one rabbi, the Vilna Gaon himself predicted that when the Russians take Crimea, the steps of the Messiah will be heard."

Probation closed for the nation of Israel in A.D. 34. The Jews ceased to be the people chosen by God to preserve and spread the light of His Truth. Thenceforth there was a new "Israel of God." The true prophetic significance of the Ukraine conflict is that it impedes the papacy's progress towards dominance of a unified world:

Ukraine crisis poisons Catholic-Orthodox relations "The crisis in Ukraine is undermining reconciliation efforts between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church and has shown up Pope Francis's inability to make his peace message heard in the conflict-torn country, analysts said. . .

In Moscow meanwhile, the ties between the Russian state and a 130-million strong Orthodox church are stronger than ever.In the Ukraine crisis, Kirill 'cannot play the role of referee because he is too linked to Moscow', Hamant said.

But there are signs too that the Russian Orthodox are playing a more constructive role, with their chief clergyman in Ukraine -- interim metropolitan Onufriy calling on Friday for pro-Russian rebels to lay down arms."

Ukrainian crisis may split Russian Orthodox church "The Ukrainian Orthodox church of the Moscow patriarchate, which has 12,500 congregations, is the largest of three Orthodox churches in Ukraine.

It has some degree of autonomy, with a Synod of Bishops that elects its own members. However, the church's leader, currently Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, although elected by the synod, has to be approved by Moscow. . .

The 'Russian world,' or 'Russky mir,' has been an overriding theme for Kirill since he became patriarch in 2009, and it meshes with Putin's worldview, said Antoine Arjakovsky, director of research at the College des Bernardins in Paris and founder of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies in Lviv, Ukraine."

Catholicism in the Ukraine: Unresolved problems "Over 400 years ago Orthodox Christians of the present day western Ukraine broke away from the Orthodox Church and entered into union with Rome. Although they kept their religious traditions and rites they were not totally free from forces of latinization in the various aspects of their ecclesial life. Today, the place of the Greek Catholic Church in the Western Ukraine within Christianity is a topic of dispute and confusion. The Greek Catholic Church is an obstacle in Catholic-Orthodox relations. To overcome this obstacle it is necessary to examine various areas, the historical, the theological and then possibilities for the future. . ."

The Vatican has a huge task ahead of it before the ultimate goal of a unified christendom and world is achieved; but it would be a mistake to think that it is impossible, or that it could not come rapidly, and in the near future.

Cf. JERUSALEM IN THE CROSSHAIRS.

A major sign of the end is the fallen state of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The "faithful city" has become a harlot. The following entry is excerpted from an exposé just published on this website of the unlawful appropriation in October, 2010, of virtually all of the priceless research books and papers owned by the Adventist Laymen's Foundation Corporations of Mississippi-Arkansas:-

The theology of Adventist Laymen's Foundation is unique . . . (Cf. Report of Research Findings on the Adventist Laymen’s Foundation by a Court appointed Expert Witness.)

For earlier entries go to:

FINAL WORLD EVENTS IN PROPHECY FORESHADOWED 2014

 
Announcement:

Elder Wm. H. Grotheer died on Sabbath, Saturday May 2, 2009.

He has left a rich legacy of theological writings and sermons which will be a blessing to many until the end of time.

Follow the adjacent link to a moving tribute written by a former student of Elder Grotheer who has been a friend of the Grotheer family for nearly fifty years.

In memory of
William Henry Grotheer October 10, 1923
to May 2, 2009

 

"The hour has come, the hour is striking and striking at you, the hour and the end!"  Eze. 7:6 (Moffatt)