Sunday, December 31, 2006

Will Bill Clinton and Janet Reno hang?

Some critics claim President Bush should have hanged next to Saddam Hussein. God knows, but Bush didn't have any trial.

What ought to be in the news is how BILL CLINTON and JANET RENO should be arrested, brought to trial and, if found guilty (and we know they are), hanged in the public square for their mass murder of the Branch Davidian "village" that didn't pose a threat to them or anybody else and should have been permitted to live in peace in these United States of America. It appears so far BILL CLINTON and JANET RENO have gotten away with murder, just like Shimon Peres in Israel. Every country appears polluted by such filth.

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First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Purim comes early: Saddam Hussein is history!

Saddam Hussein is dead.

May all the hardhearted leaders of the enemies of God and Israel (all Twelve Tribes of Israel) meet the same end as the man who would be Nebuchadnezzar and failed. There is a God of justice.

Let Ahmadinejad take warning.

Call for Anglo-Israeli Alliance

Friday, December 29, 2006

"Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin?" Chapter Nine: The Kempler Film


Chapter Nine: "The Kempler Film"

copyright (c) 1998, 2006, by Mr. Barry Chamish

R&B Editor's Notes:

"Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin?":
The Root & Branch Information Services is serializing the book Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin?, by Mr. Barry Chamish, with permission of the author, to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin (November 4, 1995 -- November 4, 2006).

The Bible Says:

"How is the faithful city [Jerusalem] become a harlot. She that was full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers. Your silver is become dross, your wine is mixed with water. Your princes are rebellious and companions of thieves; every one loves bribes, and follows after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.

Therefore, says the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: Ah, I will ease Me of My adversaries, and avenge Me of My enemies; and I will turn My hand upon you, and purge away your dross as with lye, and will take away all your allow; and I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning; afterward you [Jerusalem] shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and they who return of her with righteousness.

But the destruction of the transgressors and the sinners shall be together, and they who forsake the Lord shall be consumed. For they shall be ashamed of the terebinths which you have desired, and you shall be confounded for the garden that you have chosen. For you shall be as a terebinth whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water. And the strong shall be as tow, and his work as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them".

[Yeshayahu/Isaiah 1:21-31]

YERUSHALIYIM, Israelite Tribal Territories of Judah and Benjamin, Kingdom of David and Solomon, United Israelite Kingdom of Judah and Joseph, Sixth Day, Tenth Month ("Tevet"), 5767; Yom Revi'i (Fourth Day of Week/"Wednes"-day, December 27, 2006), 2006), Root & Branch Information Services

Chapter Nine: "The Kempler Film"

Almost two months after the Rabin assassination, Israelis were shocked to read in their newspapers that an amateur film of the event would be shown on Channel Two news. The film maker was announced as a Polish tourist with a long, unpronounceable name. However, this story changed the day of the broadcast. The film maker was, in fact, an Israeli named Roni Kempler.

There were obvious questions asked by the public. Why had he [Kempler] waited a month to show the film when he would have been a few million dollars richer had he sold it to the world networks the day following the assassination? In his sole television appearance the night his film was broadcast, Kempler explained he was not interested in making money. What else could he say?

It was quickly discovered that Kempler was no ordinary person. He worked for the State Comptroller's Office and was a bodyguard in the army reserves.

It is an extremely rare occurrence when the Israeli press publishes an opinion that expresses doubt about the veracity of the Shamgar Commission, which investigated the assassination on behalf of the government. Yet in the aftermath of a most revealing expose of the testimony of Shabak (G.S.S./General Security Services) agents and police officers present near the murder site published by Ma'ariv on September 27, 1996, two letters were published in response.

One was from Labor Knesset Member Ofir Pines, who admitted he, too, heard numerous security agents shout that the shots which supposedly felled Rabin were blanks. He added rather weakly that in retrospect, perhaps he heard the shouts because he wanted to believe that the bullets were not real.

A second letter was from Hannah Chen of Jerusalem. She succinctly summarized some of the most blatant suspicions about Roni Kempler. The letter read:

"Allow me to add my doubts about the strange facts surrounding the Rabin assassination. First, it was said that the video film maker who captured the murder did not own his own camera, rather borrowed one. It is odd that an amateur film maker did not own a camera and, if he borrowed one, then from whom? Why were we not told what kind of a camera was used? Secondly, no one initially knew that he made the film, that a film of the assassination existed. Does that mean none of the security agents on the scene spotted him filming from a rooftop? And how did the video get to the media? Should not the Shabak have confiscated the film from its owner if this was the only documentary evidence describing the crime? And why did not the film maker voluntarily turn over the film to the police? It is completely uncertain if the film is authentic. In my opinion, it was tampered with. Perhaps people were removed or bullet wounds added. It appears to me that we were all fooled. The film maker worked for the Shabak and everything to do with the film and the timing of its release were fake".

Ms. Chen expressed the view of many. Nonetheless, the film, as edited as it obviously was during its two months of non-acknowledgement, is as valuable to solving the Rabin assassination as the Zapruder film in putting to rest the lone-gunman lie foisted on the American public in the wake of the J.F.K. murder.

One event in particular that was captured on the film is becoming the center of doubt about the veracity of the Shamgar Commission. Before Rabin enters his vehicle, the opposite door closes from inside. To almost everyone who watches that door close, it is certain that someone, perhaps the murderer, was waiting in the Cadillac for Rabin. This is in direct contradiction to the official conclusion that Rabin entered an empty car. But there is more on the Kempler film that contradicts the official findings -- much more.

As the fifteen-minute film begins, Yigal Amir looks in the distance; and, as the television commentator noted, "Seems to be signaling someone". It is not the first time that the possibility of an accomplice was noted. At the Shamgar Commission, police officers Boaz Eran and Mori Sergei both testified that Amir spoke with a bearded man in a dark tee-shirt, whom he appeared to know, about 30 minutes before the shooting.

As the film progresses, the viewer realizes that Shabak (G.S.S./General Security Services) testimony before Shamgar was very incorrect. One of the primary excuses given for not identifying Amir in the sterile area was because of the "crowded" situation. To prove the point, the testimony of police officers saying that "another well-known demonstrator, who works for the city, rushed at Rabin and shook his hand", is cited. Amir, then, was not the only anti-Rabin individual in the sterile zone. However, Amir is not filmed in a crowd. He stands for long minutes meters away from anyone else. No one could have missed him had they wanted to see him.

Then, two security officers strike up a conversation with Amir. He was noticed and apparently had something to say to the very people who should have identified and apprehended him.

A few seconds later, Shimon Peres comes down the steps and walks towards the crowd at the barrier. He accepts their good wishes and walks to a spot about a meter and a half opposite the hood or Rabin's car. He is accompanied by four bodyguards, one of whom clearly points to Yigal Amir sitting three meters away opposite them. Peres stops, looks inside the car and begins a conversation with the bodyguards. All now take a good look at the Rabin limousine rear door.

At this point there is a cut. Suddenly, Peres is talking to Rabin's driver, Menachem Damti. Damti was nowhere in the screen previously and was likely by his post beside the driver's seat door. The cut is significant, probably of several seconds. There was something the folks who chopped the film did not want the public to see.

After a hard night at the rally, instead of getting into his car and going home, Peres decided it was more important to examine Rabin's car and have a serious chat with his driver.

Roni Kempler was asked to explain the cut in the film under oath at Yigal Amir's trial. He [Kempler] testified that "Shimon Peres left and I filmed him as he was supposed to enter his car. But when Shimon Peres stood on the same spot for a long time, he stopped interesting me cinematically. I stopped filming and started again the moment he entered his car".

Kempler's account was wrong in every detail. If the film was not cut and he shut off the camera, he decided to turn it back on while Peres was still standing opposite Rabin's car, only now talking to Damti. Many seconds later, he started walking towards his own car. Kempler's testimony was perjured, yet Amir's lawyers, possibly not familiar enough with the film, let him off the hook.

Peres enters his car as Rabin descends the steps. The camera captures the agent at Rabin's rear clearly stopping. He abandons Rabin's back deliberately; a huge gap between him and Rabin opens, allowing Amir a clear shot at the Prime Minister. Amir draws his gun from deep inside his right pocket and the television commentator notes, "Amir is drawing his gun to shoot". Anyone, trained or not, could see that Amir was drawing a gun, and at that point he should have been pounced on. But this was not to be. Instead, he circles a student reporter named Modi Yisrael, draws his gun and shoots.

We now play the murder frame by frame. Rabin has supposedly taken a hollow-point 9mm bullet in his lung, yet he does not wince or flinch. He is not even pushed forward by the impact nor does his suit show signs of tearing. Instead, he continues walking forward and turns his head behind him in the direction of the noise.

Three doctors watched this moment with me; Drs. B. and H. asked for anonymity and Dr. Klein of Tel Aviv had no objection to being cited. I asked if Rabin's reaction was medically feasible if he was only hit in the lung or if his backbone was shattered. I was told that if the spine was hit, Rabin would have fallen on the spot. However, in the case of a lung wound, I was told that there are two types of pain reaction: One reflexive, the other delayed.

Rabin did not display the reflexive reaction, which would have most likely meant clutching the arm. Instead, he displayed a startle reaction, painlessly turning his head toward the direction of the shot. The conclusion of the doctors was that Rabin heard a shot, perhaps felt the blast of a blank and turned quickly towards the noise. This was a startle reaction, and it cannot occur simultaneously with a reflexive pain reaction.

Rabin takes three or four steps forward, and suddenly the film becomes totally hazy for just under two seconds. A technical expert told me he is convinced the film was deliberately made fuzzy by an artificial process duplicating a sudden, quick movement of the camera. To illustrate his belief, he put his finger on one point, a white reflective light on the windshield, and notes that it stays in the same position while the camera is supposedly moving. Yet the haze lifts momentarily almost two seconds later and Rabin appears, still standing but a step or two forward. He has taken at least five steps since the shooting. Then the swish returns and within the next round of haze, another shot is heard but not seen.

According to the Shamgar Commission and the judges at Yigal Amir's trial, Yoram Rubin was on top of Rabin lying on the parking lot ground when the second shot was fired. The official version is that after hearing the first shot, Rubin jumps on Rabin and pushes him to the ground. Amir approached Rabin and Rubin and, while being held by at least two other bodyguards, pumped one bullet into Rubin's arm and another into Rabin's spleen. There followed a hiatus in the shooting, during which Rubin thinks to himself, "A defect in the weapon", and then according to Rubin,

"I shouted at him several times, 'Yitzhak, can you hear me, just me and no one else, g-dammit? He (Rabin) helped me to my feet. That is, we worked together. He then jumped into the car. In retrospect, I find it amazing that a man his age could jump like that."

This author finds it amazing that a man his [Rabin's] age with bullets in his lung and spleen could jump at all.

(Chapter Nine to be continued...)

Shabbat Shalom from Modi'in,

Mr. Barry Chamish

Yitzhak Rabin was sacrificed by the Israeli oligarchy for their German-Jesuit masters intent on occupying Jerusalem.

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Vatican Linked to the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The EU and The New World Order

The EU and The New World Order

by Yacov Menashe Ben Rachamim

Following the end of the Cold War between the two superpowers, the United States and Soviet Union, the only superpower that remained was the United States. Today five powers are trying to challenge American dominance as the only remaining superpower: the European Union, Russia, China, Japan, and India. This may cause a new conflict.

The European Union is the strongest of these powers to pose a threat in international diplomacy. Europe is a concept more than a continent. In reality it is a peninsula of Eurasia. It is made up of many nations that today want to unite and create a continental government. To do this they have created the European Union, a union of many European countries with a single currency and a single European Parliament in Brussels. Using the federalism approach, they first created the European Defense Community (1950-1954). This was an attempt to create an all-European army to defend Western Europe. The neo-functionalism approach uses smaller organiations. For example, they created European Coal and Steel in 1951 followed by the European Economic Community in 1957. The EEC was enlarged in 1973. In 1991, the Maastricht Treaty set out to create the current EU making plans for a common currency – the Euro, a common foreign policy, and a common justice and internal policy. Today, Europe with its EU foreign minister tries to play a role in diplomacy in places such as the Middle East and challenge American diplomacy there.

In international governmental organizations (IGOs), the EU and US have about equal power. For example, both the EU Commission and US Justice Department have to approve mergers of multinational corporations because both powers are important players of the International Monetary Fund. This limits the sovereignty of the US and especially the individual countries that make up the EU.

Regarding hard power, the US and the entire EU as a whole are about equals. The economies are equal but the EU has a larger population and more eports. The EU only spends two thirds of what the US spends on defense but it has more men under arms and two countries within it – Great Britain and France – have nuclear arsenals. Regarding soft power, the US is the model of culture that people all over the world want to emulate but people all over the world like European culture as well. After all, American culture is a product a mixture of European cultures transplanted in the New World.

The EU poses a threat to American global power and world stability because of its agenda of creating a multinational government. Critics of this policy see it as wanting itself to be a model for creating One World government for the entire world under the United Nations with limited powers of individual nation states. At a time of the threat of Islamic terrorism worldwide that threatens to disrupt world peace, nations must retain their sovereignty to defend their national security and national interests. The EU using such institutions as the UN tries to prevent Aerican military action to defend itself as with the war in Iraq. The EU also sides with the Arab enemies of the US and Israel in conflicts in the Middle East.

To sum up, the end of the Cold War left a void in an opposing superpower to the US. The EU, through diplomacy in places throughout the world and especially the Middle East seeks to challenge the interests of the US. This may spark a new cold war between the US and EU.

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The E.U. Will Brutally Betray U.S.

Bavarian Pope Entrusts Germany To Lead Europe, Others Wary Of The Grand Inquisitor

Germany to Take the EU Bull by the Horns

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The E.U. will brutally betray U.S.

John Blundell of the Heritage Foundation questions:
Is the E.U. America's Friend or Foe?

It's great to see some are beginning to ask uncomfortable questions that few folks consider or want to know the answers to, preferring to believe that the Frankenstein Monster we've helped to create in Europe would never turn against us. Even Mr. Blundell believes the U.S. "unconditional backing" of the European experiment of political integration was thought to be in our own best interests; that an increasingly independent Europe could be relied upon for excellent trade opportunities and shared security responsibilities. Who would dare to suggest sinister motives were behind key players in this European project? Even treason.

Herbert W. Armstrong warned the American and British peoples for over 50 years that the German Nazis merely went underground and were adroitly winning the peace. His prophetic words have since been further confirmed by the revelation of a declassified U.S. intelligence document that exposes top Nazi German officials and German industrial leaders made a pact to secure positions and finances throughout the world for secret Nazis to bankroll, advance and forge Germany's Fourth Reich to spring upon an unsuspecting world. Blitzkrieg is the German way. Will we never learn?

Is Germany in danger of backsliding? Isn't it the responsibility of our government to consider every possibility to protect America's future? Many Euro-skeptics are already aware that the "European Union" is modeled after the grand design of the Nazis, and that even as Hitler went from failed putsch to abusing democracy to obtain his goals, isn't it possible that following the failure of WWII German wolves would dress themselves in sheep's clothing and follow the democratic pattern to power?

The German-Jesuit threat to world peace demands serious consideration. With Germany due to take the E.U. bull by the horns in January, with great expectations by the Bavarian pope, will Germany be Europe's miracle worker or simply bewitch the masses to bear the cross to ward off the evil of Islam and then backstab America?

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Right On!: In praise of Christian Zionists

Right On!: In praise of Christian Zionists
Michael Freund, The Jerusalem Post
December 22, 2006

They number in the millions and wield increasing power and influence across the United States. From year to year their voice grows stronger and more resolute, as their role in shaping policy, and the future of American society continues to expand.

Guided by faith, they love Israel passionately and pray for her well-being, rejoicing in her successes and grieving over her setbacks. They are America's Bible-believing Christians, and it is time for Israel to reach out to them in a far more sophisticated and comprehensive manner.

A great deal has already been written about the close ties that have developed between the two, as Israeli officials have at last begun to appreciate the depth and feeling of American evangelical support for the Jewish state. Indeed, what was once unthinkable has now become routine, as leading Christian pastors and Israeli government representatives regularly confer with one another, exchanging ideas and views on the principal issues of the day.

But in far too many instances, Israel's attitude toward evangelicals has been short-sighted and ill-advised, with the relationship often focused on soliciting dollars rather than devotion. And that has got to change, because far greater things are at stake here than just boosting revenues from tourism. For as strong and robust as the American Jewish community might be, it cannot and will not last forever, as recent demographic trends make clear. That leaves evangelical Christians as the best hope for ensuring that bedrock US support for Israel remains firm and unwavering in the decades to come.

In other words, thank God for Christian Zionists. Like it or not, the future of the relationship between Israel and the US might very well hinge far less on America's Jews than on its Christians.

By all accounts, evangelical Christians are a force to be reckoned with. As the Independent put it the other day (London, December 19): "To say the United States is a religious country is an understatement. According to polls, an estimated 47 per cent of American adults claim to be 'born-again' or evangelical."

Even if the figure is an overstatement, it still means there are tens of millions of Americans who identify themselves as evangelical. And this translates into an enormous wellspring of support for Israel, as an August 2006 study by the Pew Research Center revealed. According to the report's findings, "Seven-in-ten white evangelicals (69%) believe God gave Israel to the Jewish people and a solid majority (59%) believes that Israel is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy."

Not surprisingly, the study found that "those who believe that God gave Israel to the Jews and that the State of Israel fulfills biblical prophecy are much more likely than others to sympathize with Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians."

No wonder so many evangelicals have taken to calling themselves "Christian Zionists."

Their sympathy and concern for Israel is readily apparent. I see it in the e-mails I receive regularly from evangelical Christians in the US in response to my columns in The Jerusalem Post. They are sincere and caring, and full of love and concern for Israel and its plight.
Sure, there are some who would like to convert Jews, and they make little or no attempt to hide their agenda. But the vast majority simply wish to bless Israel because that is what they truly believe God wants them to do.

AND IT IS this genuine and heartfelt affection that contains within it the potential to forge a historic alliance, one that could help heal some of the painful wounds of the past even as it paves the way for a close and meaningful partnership in the future.

By adopting a few simple but significant steps, Israel can lay the groundwork for ensuring that the bond with US Christians continues to deepen.

* First, Israel should appoint a roving ambassador tasked with responsibility for maintaining relations with Christians in America. This should not be just an honorary title, nor should it go to one of the usual organizational fund-raisers or foreign service hacks. Instead, the government should appoint a person of faith, one who can communicate with evangelicals in terms they both understand and appreciate.

* Second, Israel should reach out to Christian leaders and their communities, and initiate the establishment of "prayer battalions" in churches across the United States. Like rapid-deployment forces used by the military, these battalions could be mobilized at a moment's notice to pray for specific issues, such as the return of Israel's missing soldiers or the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Such an undertaking would have nothing to do with asking for funds, but everything to do with tapping into the vast reservoirs of faith and belief that underscore Christian backing for the Jewish state.

And you can be sure that if a person is moved to pray for Israel, chances are that his sense of affinity will only continue to grow.

* Other steps that Israel could take to reinforce US Christian support might include organizing an annual conference for religious and lay leaders in Jerusalem, as well as helping them to develop the equivalent of a birthright-Israel program for young churchgoers which would serve to reinforce their connection with the land of the Bible.

Christian support for Israel is broad, profound and deep. If cultivated properly, it can blossom into a lasting friendship of historical, political and diplomatic significance.

And with American Jewry steadily shrinking in size, nothing could be more pressing or more vital.

The writer served as Deputy Director of Communications in the Prime Minister's Office under former premier Binyamin Netanyahu.

Israel could start to show their appreciation for Christian Zionists by ending the Nazi-Muslim occupation of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

A House of Prayer for All Peoples?

Israel must stop Muslim religious discrimination against Christians and Jews!
The wicked Wakf (the hostile Muslim authorities) illegally forbids Christians from praying or reading the Bible upon the Temple Mount where Yeshua and His students taught and prayed and worshipped. The Temple Mount is supposedly Judaism's holiest site but you couldn't tell it due to their woeful neglect of it and consequent default to Muslims who also illegally discriminate against Jews of faith and trample their religious rights daily.

Israel must understand that Bible believers, both Jews and Christians, honestly consider it a statement of faith when we speak of the Third Temple as an imminent fact on the ground, a prophecy as sure as reality.

Our spiritual conviction -- that the mosques and foreign objects presently polluting the Temple Mount will soon be history (to clear the way for the Temple) -- should not be misconstrued as "incitement" and our biblical beliefs wrongly classified as "dangerous ideas" to abuse, detain and deport innocent people.

If the Israeli authorities are serious about showing proper appreciation for Christian Zionists, let them lift the unjust ban against this Christian Zionist who suffered unjust deportation -- after spending three weeks in the rotting Russian Compound while Edward Abington, Jr. looked the other way -- for writing an article published in Jerusalem (and read throughout Israel and now the world) that exposed the plight of the Temple Mount suffering under Nazi-Muslim occupation.

Why should Israel reject constructive criticism that would bless all mankind? Isn't it past time Israel change the deplorable condition and improve religious relations and welcome Christian and Jewish worship upon the Temple Mount?

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Is The Plain Truth Too Strong?

Recently somebody who went by the name of "Refiner's Fire" (ironically) condemned my writing style as a stumbling block:

Did you plant the seed of "truth" in this person, or did you turn this person away with your words? Yes, I know people need to hear the "truth", but how can they, if they are getting nailed across the head with a 2x4 by your writing style?

Have you never read where Paul, like Yeshua, must have offended some? "Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?" (Galatians 4:16).

There are plenty of others who write in a more gentle style. That is their prerogative. I don't speak against their approach, since the Bible basically teaches "different strokes for different folks." After all, tough love is tough love.

Have you never read where Yeshua spoke of how some will make up any excuse under the sun regardless of the effort to reach them, whether we dance for them or mourn?

Luke 7:31-35

31"To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? 32They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other:
" 'We played the flute for you,
and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge,
and you did not cry.' 33For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.' 34The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." ' 35But wisdom is proved right by all her children."

If somebody is of God, or being called by God, they can get good and angry like Herbert W. Armstrong did with his wife with her seventh day Sabbath "fanaticism" -- mad enough to check it out, which he did, and then he saw she was right! And he was humble enough to admit it and submit to it and turn from pagan Sunday to the holy Sabbath.

My responsibility is to share the plain truth of the Bible as God has given me to understand it. How folks respond to the plain truth is not my responsibility. It is between God and them. That being said, I believe the time of "soft spoken" ministers is about up, and that we need more refining fire ministers (not dying embers) or refining fire servants of God (not dying embers) willing to turn over a few tables and kick a few chairs and drive out some men and animals from the Temple courtyards with a whip in hand, turning heads and raising eyebrows, as necessary.

The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 certainly won't speak in pretty platitudes and the whole world will hate their guts and wish them dead! Those who simply want to hear smooth things will continue to hear smooth things from their false prophets and lying ministers.

Isaiah 30:9-11

9 These are rebellious people, deceitful children [1 John 2:4],
children unwilling to listen to the LORD's instruction.

10 They say to the seers,
"See no more visions!"
and to the prophets,
"Give us no more visions of what is right!
Tell us pleasant things,
prophesy illusions.

11 Leave this way,
get off this path,
and stop confronting us
with the Holy One of Israel!"[by replacing him with a Gentilized Jesus, a counterfeit gospel and a different spirit]

2 Timothy 4:3-4

3For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths [like Christmas and Easter].

Since our countries are incurring the wrath of God, and soon will suffer divine punishment for our pagan holidays like Christmas pretending to be Christian -- part of our national idolatry and immorality we must confess and forsake to avert a nuclear holocaust -- it's time to love and obey God and:

Isaiah 58

1 "Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression [the Church and Synagogue], And the house of Jacob [the family of Israelite nations - all Twelve Tribes of Israel] their sins. 2 Yet they seek Me daily, And delight to know My ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching God.

Folks who continue in their pagan ways and hollow days will be left without excuse. God won't go for the lame excuse, "Well, we didn't appreciate how folks like David Ben-Ariel came across." God will simply say, "Why weren't you like the noble Bereans and look and see if these things were so and act accordingly?"

Acts 17:11

11Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

Enough excuses!

Revelation 3:19

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Push Hamburger Serves Food for Thought

Corrupt government, conspiracy, new world order, etc. all discussed at Murray Einwohner, the site's owner, also graciously hosts articles I've written at The Lion Has Roared.

Friday, December 22, 2006

ZOA Urges Protests as Bush Keeps US Embassy out of Jerusalem

ZOA Urges Protests as Bush Keeps US Embassy out of Jerusalem
13:26 Dec 22, '06 / 1 Tevet 5767
by Hillel Fendel

For the 12th time, US President Bush has invoked a waiver preventing the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. American-Jewish leaders, at a White House Chanukah party, are silent.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has written a sharp letter of protest to the President, citing his twice-a-year violation of his public presidential campaign promise in 2000 to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. During his presidential campaign that year, the ZOA reports, Bush "made numerous speeches before Jewish organizations, promising to move the embassy, for which he received wild applause and standing ovations, including one before thousands of AIPAC delegates in Washington, D.C. in May 2000."

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein responded to a White House official's explanation that the move "would complicate our ability to help Israelis and Palestinians advance toward peace and the president's two-state vision."

The refusal to move the embassy to Israel's capital "actually harms the cause of peace," Klein wrote, "by sending a message to Palestinian Arab terrorists and other Islamist terrorists that their use and threat of terrorism pays and even intimidates the United States into submission to their demands. This only encourages more terrorism, because they see it works. This policy is detrimental to our international war against Islamist terrorists."

In 1995, Congress overwhelmingly voted to mandate the embassy's move. However, it included a clause allowing the President to push off the move by six months. President Bill Clinton invoked the clause several times, and Bush has done so every six months as well.

Bush wrote in a statement Monday that his "administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our embassy to Jerusalem."

American-Jewish Leaders Quiet
That same evening, leaders of various American Jewish organizations - including the Orthodox Union (OU), AIPAC, Agudath Israel, JCPA, Hillel and others - participated in a menorah lighting and Chanukah party with President Bush at the White House. An OU press release noted with pride that, "For the second year, at the behest of the First Lady Laura Bush, the entire party menu was comprised of kosher food to the highest standards of kashrus."

The ZOA, on the other hand, wrote that it is "deeply disappointed that American Jewish organizations have been frozen into silence about [the refusal to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem]. We also urge pro-Israel Christian groups like Reverend John Hagee's Christians United for Israel to speak out. Such failure may send another harmful message, that American Jewry does not care sufficiently about Jerusalem as Judaism's holiest place."

Reports of the White House Chanukah party did not mention what issues of concern to Israel, if any, were raised. Mattot Arim, a grassroots pro-Land of Israel organization based in Rehovot, has written to the OU, for instance, about the "banishment of 21 Orthodox Jews [from their homes in Judea and Samaria] by the Olmert administration... We still remain in the dark as to whether or not your organization will be taking steps to intercede with the Prime Minister on behalf of these Orthodox families... Our suggestion to the OU, which remains unanswered, was that a conference call might be set up between Prime Minister Olmert and the OU leadership to determine how this annoying and entirely superfluous problem can best and most expeditiously be solved."


King David addressed the nation and consolidated Solomon’s
position, showing how God had purposely chosen Solomon to build
His Temple (1 Chron. 28, 29). (Whether or not the United States will
do the right thing and recognize Jerusalem as the God-given capital
of Israel, and move the American embassy there like Presidents
Clinton and Bush have both promised, the greatest embassy we
should concern ourselves with is the Heavenly one: the Third

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall, pg. 135

Where's the Temple on the Temple Mount?

The Vatican Must Return the Temple Treasures!

A House of Prayer for All Peoples?

Third Temple Coming Soon to Jerusalem!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Pagan Trinity Concept Condemned by Christians!

The pagan trinity concept was NEVER taught by the Sabbath-keeping Church of God. It stems from the Babylonian Mystery religion and continues today under the guise of traditional Christianity. The Sabbath-keeping Church of God knows that there are presently two unique divine beings in the One God Kingdom-Family and that we can be born again into such a divine royal family at the return of Yeshua and the first resurrection. The Holy Spirit is the power or essence of God, but it is nowhere addressed as God and Paul never greets it in his salutations.

Born Again: The Kingdom of God!

How Adam & Eve Reflect the Kingdom of God!

Man Questions Whether We'll Be Angelic Or Divine

Kingdom of God-Beings to Rule Earth from Jerusalem!

Mr. President: Don't undermine Israel for Germany

President Bush,

Let me speak bluntly with you as a friend would. You profess to be a Christian. What part of the Promised Land of Israel don't you get? There isn't a single Scripture in the Bible that supports carving up the Holy Land, especially for lying visions of peace pimped by false prophets. In fact, there are warnings against such dangerous delusions.

Why aid and abet sworn enemies of Israel to pervert parts of the Promised Land of Israel into an accursed "Palestine"? If Israel's resident Arabs truly want to live in peace, let them live in peace in the Jewish Homeland of Israel - not seek to divide and conquer it through phased destruction.

Stop supporting the dismemberment of Israel for Ishmael! Stop rewarding terrorism! Don't bring divine judgment upon yourself and the United States for undermining our Israeli ally.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Response by Stephen Flurry to Judean Voice ad

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It grieves me to report for the record, for the sake of the Church of God history, that too often politics has impeded the progress of the Work of God. The following is typical of the attitude I encountered when I shared my dreams for God's Church to reach out to Judah, informing them (the Philadelphia Church of God) of what I was doing:

Judean Voice Ad [The Judean Voice was a strong Jewish magazine read throughout New York City and Israel that taught the plain truth of the Torah as shared by former Israeli parliament member and rabbi, Meir Kahane]

Too bad the Church of God doesn't follow Mr. Armstrong's example and run FULL PAGE ADS in newspapers. If God's Church really wants to reach the general public they would run such ads that would generate attention and controversy. I'm doing what I can to reach "the cities of Judah" (Isa. 40:9) by blowing "the trumpet of Zion" and sounding "an alarm in [God's] holy mountain" (Joel 2:1), letting God's warning roar (Joel 3:16).

(Thursday, March 1, 2001)

Stephen Flurry promptly responded:

Too bad you don't follow Mr. Armstrong's example of submitting to God's government and growing within the body of His one true Church. Are you trying to save that by putting a FULL PAGE ad in the "Judean Voice," you are following in Mr. Armstrong's steps - that you are the one generating attention and controversy? Please.

My response:

Shalom Stephen,

What I said was I am DOING what I can to reach Judah with what I have, too bad God's Church didn't stop playing Church and only preaching to a converted audience and step our from behind the podium and GO TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. You've miserably failed to do that with all of your many resources.

Did Mr. Armstrong submit to those politicking in Sardis? [Church of God, Seventh Day] NO. Will I submit to the likes of Herr Leap who would have me obey men over God? Who would forbid me from doing all that I can for God? (Luke 9:50). NO. It's too bad the PCG [Philadelphia Church of God] has failed to apply MM (Malachi's Message) to themselves and quit looking to men to save them. It's too bad that too many have failed to learn that is IS following GOD'S GOVERNMENT when we refuse to obey men when it means disobeying God.

I've continued to grow, by God's grace, as a member of HIS Church (I wasn't baptized into any sect or denomination of men, remember?). I'm not a Catholic who thinks salvation is impossible outside of the Church hierarchy/religious establishment.

All that being said, I still feel that the PCG has more truth than any of the other splinter groups (like Mr. Armstrong felt about Sardis), but is not rich and in need of nothing (like some vainly imagine). That's why I still direct people and attention to the Philadelphia Trumpet [magazine] that many may glean what God will grant them. May God bless the PCG and every individual to continually grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (not any man).

David Ben-Ariel


Woe to Ariel! (Jerusalem to suffer EU occupation)

Stephen Flurry and The Philadelphia Church of God

Israel and Judah Must Get House in Order Before King Messiah Arrives

Politics in the Church of God Prevents Progress

The Great Mideast Commission: Reaching the Cities of Judah

Herbert W Armstrong and Worldwide Church of God Mentioned in Israeli Newspaper

The Work of God Must Go Forward!

When Caesar Plays God: When the State Oversteps Its Bounds

Israel's Unjust Deportation of David Ben-Ariel

Israel Work History (Worldwide Church of God)

A Jewish Homeland

From Toledo To Jerusalem

Monday, December 18, 2006

Uncle Jim - Shame on you!

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The top of this political poster (I obtained while living in Jerusalem in 1995) should read UNCLE JIM but was too large for my printer to catch. Thanks to Image Shack I can share at least this much, which is most of it. I'm honored to say I was privileged to participate in the demonstration against then Secretary of State James Baker. As we all know, the leopard hasn't changed his spots.

Conflict in Jerusalem

The bottom of the poster should read THE LAND OF ISRAEL IS NOT FOR SALE. I'm grieved to say that it has since been for sale by the likes of Ariel Sharon, Shimon Peres, Ehud Olmert and other traitors.

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Negotiations with Holy See on Track

Woe to Ariel! (Jerusalem to suffer EU occupation)

Israel's Betrayal of the Jews

Kadima Wins, Israel Loses!

Ariel Sharon: From Zionist to Traitor

EU to Conquer Anglo-Saxons and Jews

Paint Israel Black: Jews to Lose Jerusalem!

Shimon Peres Came to Power Over Rabin's Dead Body

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Israeli retreat from Bethlehem, DBA detained for praying

International Christian Embassy
starts drive to ensure rights to territories

by Liat Collins

The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem is beginning an international campaign to ensure Christian rights after IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) withdrawal from the territories.

On Sunday, some 1,200 Christians carrying banners proclaiming "Bethlehem will be Jewish Forever," attended a solidarity and prayer rally at Rachel's Tomb.

International Christian Embassy spokesman Jan van der Hoeven stressed the need to keep Bethlehem open to all faiths and spoke against the rise of Islamic extremism. He noted the growing number of Christian residents in Bethlehem who are asking the embassy's help in moving out of the city for fear of Moslem action against them once the IDF leaves.

The deadline for IDF evacuation has been brought forward to December 22.

Nearly all the participants at the rally were visiting for the International Christian Embassy's Feast of Tabernacles activities. Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, of Efrat, also addressed the crowd.

About 30 residents of Jerusalem's Gilo section attended the rally, noting the proximity between their neighborhood and Rachel's Tomb.

Yesterday, David Ben-Ariel, a Christian member of the Temple Mount Faithful, said he was harassed and detained by both Moslem Wakf guards and the police after he went up to the Mount to pray.

"It's not news that Jews can't pray there, even though everybody claims there is freedom for all faiths," he said. "But people don't realize that Christians can't pray there either," he said.

Ben-Ariel was wearing a shirt with the Temple Mount Faithful slogan on it at the time of his arrest.

(The Jerusalem Post, Tuesday, October 17, 1995)

A House of Prayer for All Peoples?

Christmas and Lady-day by Alexander Hislop

The Two Babylons
by Alexander Hislop

Chapter III
Section I: Christmas and Lady-day

How, then, did the Romish Church fix on December the 25th as Christmas-day? Why, thus: Long before the fourth century, and long before the Christian era itself, a festival was celebrated among the heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honour of the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven; and it may fairly be presumed that, in order to conciliate the heathen, and to swell the number of the nominal adherents of Christianity, the same festival was adopted by the Roman Church, giving it only the name of Christ. This tendency on the part of Christians to meet Paganism half-way was very early developed; and we find Tertullian, even in his day, about the year 230, bitterly lamenting the inconsistency of the disciples of Christ in this respect, and contrasting it with the strict fidelity of the Pagans to their own superstition. "By us," says he, "who are strangers to Sabbaths, and new moons, and festivals, once acceptable to God, the Saturnalia, the feasts of January, the Brumalia, and Matronalia, are now frequented; gifts are carried to and fro, new year's day presents are made with din, and sports and banquets are celebrated with uproar; oh, how much more faithful are the heathen to their religion, who take special care to adopt no solemnity from the Christians." Upright men strive to stem the tide, but in spite of all their efforts, the apostacy went on, till the Church, with the exception of a small remnant, was submerged under Pagan superstition.

That Christmas was originally a Pagan festival, is beyond all doubt. The time of the year, and the ceremonies with which it is still celebrated, prove its origin. In Egypt, the son of Isis, the Egyptian title for the queen of heaven, was born at this very time, "about the time of the winter solstice." The very name by which Christmas is popularly known among ourselves--Yule-day --proves at once its Pagan and Babylonian origin. "Yule" is the Chaldee name for an "infant" or "little child"; * and as the 25th of December was called by our Pagan Anglo-Saxon ancestors, "Yule-day," or the "Child's day," and the night that preceded it, "Mother-night," long before they came in contact with Christianity, that sufficiently proves its real character.

Will God Curse Our Countries for Christmas?

Do You Prefer TRADITION Over Truth?

Christmas is About Giving - SAYS WHO?

Why I No Longer Celebrate Christmas

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Negotiations with Holy See on Track


Negotiations with Holy See on track 14-Dec-2006
(The following is an agreed press communique)
The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the State of Israel and the Holy See met Wednesday morning (13 December 2006) at the Foreign Ministry to continue negotiations on the "economic agreement" concerning fiscal and property matters.
The delegations met in an atmosphere of great cordiality, made progress, and renewed their shared determination to speed up their work in order to conclude the agreement as soon as possible. They agreed to meet again on 29 January 2007.


Israel stands condemned, its Jewish people betrayed and marked for destruction, about to be put on the fast track to Auschwitz borders and brutal Roman occupation as the end result of "negotiations" - UNJewish collaboration - with German-Jesuits on the eve of the anniversary of Hitler's rise to power.

The treacherous Israeli leaders, including Shimon Peres who came to power over Rabin's dead body, foolishly think they can escape the TSUNAMI the Holy See will soon release, flooding the Holy Land of Israel with "peacekeepers" and polluting Mount Zion and the Temple Mount with their unclean presence. The bloody Vatican will stop at nothing to possess Jerusalem and will dispose of useful Jewish idiots once they've served their perverse purposes.

The lying peace process will strip Israel of its sovereignty over Jerusalem and all the wheeling and dealing with the Vatican will crush those responsible.

Isaiah 28:

14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers
who rule this people in Jerusalem.

15 You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death,
with the grave we have made an agreement.
When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,
it cannot touch us,
for we have made a lie our refuge
and falsehood our hiding place."

16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
"See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who trusts will never be dismayed.

17 I will make justice the measuring line
and righteousness the plumb line;
hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie,
and water will overflow your hiding place.

18 Your covenant with death will be annulled;
your agreement with the grave will not stand.
When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,
you will be beaten down by it.

19 As often as it comes it will carry you away;
morning after morning, by day and by night,
it will sweep through."
The understanding of this message
will bring sheer terror.

Quotations Concerning the Jesuit Order

Quotations Concerning the Jesuit Order

Compiled by Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI & TTT newsletters

Tackling the Tough Topics and Call to Decision

"My history of the Jesuits is not eloquently written, but it is supported by unquestionable authorities, [and] is very particular and very horrible. Their [the Jesuit Order’s] restoration [in 1814 by Pope Pius VII] is indeed a step toward darkness, cruelty, despotism, [and] death. …I do not like the appearance of the Jesuits. If ever there was a body of men who merited eternal damnation on earth and in hell, it is this Society of [Ignatius de] Loyola."

John Adams (1735-1826; 2nd President of the United States)

"It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty. They have instigated MOST of the wars of Europe.”

Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834; French statesman and general who served in under the command of General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War)

"The war [i.e., the American Civil War of 1861-1865] would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits."

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865; 16th President of the United States)

Christians cause confusion over Christmas!

After reading The ACLU Zealots' Christmas Mission by Bonnie Alba, I wrote her:

Christians who read and believe the Bible wage war against "Christmas" to
let the truth set folks free who choose to be.

The confusion in this country, first and foremost, is the fault of
keeping a Roman Catholic hollow day, the "mass of Christ,"
having failed to completely come out of BABYLON.

The confusion is the Roman Catholic Cult dressing up a pagan holiday (they stole) in Christian drag. Throw in atheists and it's all a mess that the God of the Bible and the real Jesus don't want their holy Family name associated with.

C. H. Spurgeon on Christmas

Spurgeon from a sermon preached by C. H. Spurgeon on Dec. 24, 1871:

We have no superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas. First, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be sung in Latin or in English. Secondly, because we find no Scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Savior; and consequently, its observance is a superstition, because not of divine authority. 'Superstition' has fixed most positively the day of our Savior's birth, although there is no possibility of discovering when it occurred. ... It was not till the middle of the third century that any part of the Church celebrated the nativity of our Lord; and it was not till very long after the Western Church had set the example, that the Eastern adopted it. ... Probably the fact is that the "holy" days were arranged to fit in with the heathen festivals. We venture to assert, that if there be any day in the year, of which we may be pretty sure that it was not the day on which the Savior was born, it is the 25th of December. ... Regarding not the day, let us, nevertheless, give God thanks for the gift of His dear Son.


The Pilgrims also had enough biblical sense to reject the "mass of Christ" as pagan and Roman Catholic.

What doesn't traditional Christianity understand about such a simple command not to try and modify pagan holidays to worship the true God since He says He hates it and rejects them as abominations? Why do some professing Christians permit themselves to be ensnared, carried away with heathen customs and pagan practices?

Deuteronomy 12:30-31

30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ 31 You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way [not the pagan gods, but modified to try and worship God - but in vain] - for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods...

Jeremiah 10:2-3

2 Thus says the LORD:

Do not learn the way of the Gentiles

IF Jesus is Lord, then why do so many professing Christians refuse to love and obey Him? (Titus 1:16, 1 John 2:4).

1 Samuel 15:22-23

“Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices [lip service/sacrifices],
As in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the LORD [for your own traditions],
He also has rejected you...

Will God Curse Our Countries for Christmas?

Do You Prefer TRADITION Over Truth?

Christmas is About Giving - SAYS WHO?

Why I No Longer Celebrate Christmas

Bonnie Alba responded:

Thank you for your comments and information. It might surprise you to know that I agree with your presentation. I am a long-time reader and admirer of C.H. Spurgeon. There are many Christians, regardless of sect, are turning away from the commercialization of Christmas. They are using Christmas to refocus their energies and faith into what God has called them to do---a personal relationship with Christ---all through the year and not just the "lip service" many are prone to. The Mass is only a Catholic rite. Protestants, the remnant who already have a distinct ongoing relationship with Jesus, take Christmas as a "reminder" of who He is and what He has done for us. The symbols (definitely not idols) are reminders also of our faith in Jesus (the Lord who saves).

Thank you for taking the time to write.

Good morning Bonnie and thank you for promptly responding.

I'm glad you're against the commercialization of the Name of Christ but those who have an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ don't need any whitewashed pagan holiday to "remind" us of who He is and what He has done for us. We're to come out of BABYLON all the way, not look back with any sympathy upon Sodom, so help us God.

Christians must learn to hate hollow days that misrepresent God and Christ and love the biblical festivals that reveal His plan of salvation for all mankind. We should be offended at the Roman Catholic Cult for misappropriating the Name of Christ for their abominations, just like Simon Magus did. We should war against "the mass of Christ" for the fraud it is and let the light of truth expose their Babylonian Mystery religion's darkness.

Happy Hanukkah! (I don't officially keep it, but commemorate it as a Christian by reading at least parts of the Books of the Maccabees)

David Ben-Ariel

Friday, December 15, 2006

How does God celebrate Christmas?

How does God celebrate Christmas?

What are God's Christmas Memories?

Every year at Christmas time articles appear in various newspapers across the country about the origins of Christmas. They aren't meant to shock or discourage anyone from its celebration. To the contrary, the public finds the pagan origins quaintly interesting. The articles usually close with a local clergyman advocating less commercialism and stressing the need to put Christ back into Christmas.

Millions of people know that holidays like Christmas and Easter have pagan origins, but it doesn't really matter to them because they don't "celebrate it that way." As long as they are mainly celebrating the birth and resurrection of Jesus with only a little bit of Santa Claus or the Easter bunny "for the kids" then God understands.

These holidays are filled with years of sights, smells and sounds of good feelings going back to one's childhood. The good times at Grandma's house, the taste of eggnog and the lilt of carols all engender deep emotional feelings.

Been There, Felt That

While the Bible doesn't show the apostles celebrating any of these days, the holidays are authenticated and validated for most by the experience and our intuition. In other words, there's so much joy, love of family and praise to the Lord that God obviously approves these traditions to honor Him. Like the song says, "It can't be wrong when it feels so right...." Who cares about Nimrod, Ishtar, sun worshipers or Saturnalia when you've got Bing Crosby, Mom, apple pie and warm fuzzies. The reasoning is that God must feel good about Christmas and Easter because we feel good about them. We have fond memories, so God must have fond memories. Or does He?

The pagan origin of these days bears little significance to most people because there is no memory of paganism. Who or what is a Nimrod, and who cares? Pagan is a meaningless word, and nothing seems pagan today. Whatever can be remotely called pagan is usually referred to as a quaint native custom, and people like to take pictures of it while they're on a tour.

Our memories of December 25th may invoke thoughts of Grandma, the smell of evergreen and sounds of sleigh bells all over a backdrop of a 19th-century Charles Dickens or Currier & Ives setting. What about the thousands of years prior to the 19th century? What are God's memories?

God does have a memory, and it goes far beyond our own, for He "inhabits eternity" (Isa. 57:15). We need to expand our universe into His. For example, if I were to tell my 9-year-old daughter that we're going to choose December 7th to honor the Japanese, she might think that is wonderful. Should she announce this to her grandfather who fought in the Pacific during WWII, she would probably come back to me and ask what a day of infamy meant. Her universe would expand a little bit into Grandpa's, and in deference to Grandpa's feelings we would choose a different day to honor the Japanese. The same might be said for a little Japanese girl from Hiroshima wanting to honor Americans on August 6th.

To young children, WWII is like ancient history. Early events of this century are beyond the scope of their universe and memory. Event of that era are only read about or known in old black-and-white silent newsreels in which the people "walked kinda fast."

The Real Face of Civil War

Many of us a few years ago were very moved by the public-television special by Ken Burns on the American Civil War. It wasn't anything like the textbook memorization of our school days about who won the Battle of Bull Run. Instead, we saw faces of real people who looked like us and had feelings like we do. Through the narration of actual letters from the front, we wanted to know if the soldier ever made it back to his "beloved Sarah."

We barely touched the Civil War soldiers' experience from afar. God saw them all in living color. He heard the cannon's roar at Pickett's charge and the clash of steel on steel. He also knows the weight and texture of a Roman soldier's cloak. He knows what the apostle Paul's favorite food was, and He knows the ambient temperature inside a prison on the Isle of Patmos. History ("His story") is all very real to God, and to Him, to whom a thousand years is like a day (II Pet. 3:8), these events all happened only yesterday.

What if most of God's memory about December 25th or certain other holidays included the sounds of chanting before idols, human orgies and later the sight of Christians being persecuted? The wicked men who first selected these days to honor their gods or themselves and the Roman Christians who later accepted the same days for worshiping God were all real people. Their world was just as real to them as ours is to us. They had names, and so did those who died because they rejected the pagan world. Men may forget massacres and martyrdoms after a few generations, but God remembers. He still hears their voices under the altar crying out for justice (Rev. 6:9,10).

So in the panorama of human history what might be God's memory of "the holidays?" Again, since pagan festivals like the Saturnalia mean nothing to most people today, and historical names like Nimrod or Tammuz have no significance, I would like to tell a story. It's about something that never happened, and it employs a time-culture switch with the ancient world only to drive home a point.

Once Upon A Time

The year is 1937 in Nazi Germany, and the churches are in trouble. The Lutheran Church is losing young members of the Luther League who want to join the more flamboyant Hitler Youth. The Adventists are failing in business because they are seen to outwardly resemble the Jews in their Sabbath observance. Not all the churches are faltering, however, since some church leaders are advocating a few changes.

Some of the ministers reason that, to win the young people back to Christ, the church needs to make a few minor modifications. For example, Hitler's birthday falls on April 20, and there are celebrations throughout Germany on that day. Since nobody knows when Jesus was born, they select April 20 as the day to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Also, by adding a few short nooks to the cross, it can now look strikingly like a swastika, only they will call it the cross of Christ.

The number of members coming back to church increases greatly with each change they make. Their families now march around the cross of Christ with their right arms fully extended to glorify the Lord. Sure, they look a lot like any other Nazi family down the street, but the church was now growing again. Celebrating the resurrection of the Lord will also happen to fall on the anniversary of the rise of the Third Reich. Needless to say, the churches which adapted to the new Germany thrive, while those that refuse to compromise are severely persecuted and scattered.

After the war, all of the customs and trappings of those days continue. Hundreds of years later people still celebrate the birth of Jesus on April 20. They set up the cross of Christ in their living room while the families extend their right hands to salute it.

It is a wonderful time. The children make little cookie people, the one's with the six-pointed star of Bethlehem on their chests, and bake them in their ovens. There is some mythology about the man with a funny mustache who knows if you've been naughty or nice, but mainly it is a religious holiday. Sometimes a lot of families get together and build a big bonfire. An honored family member carries the cross of Christ with all of its banners attached to the pole. Everyone marches around the bonfire to the tune of "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" while their right arms are fully extended to salute the cross and praise the Lord Jesus.

One day a man comes to church and tries to tell them about the origin of their holidays. They don't seem shocked at all. To them terms like Nazi, holocaust and Hitler are meaningless. It doesn't matter what happened centuries before anyway, because they are worshiping the Lord. Their memories of past April 20s are filled with love and joy. Songs of gladness are sung as they bake the little cookie people in the ovens. Life is good, and God must be pleased.

Then the man posed a question to them: What are God's holiday memories?

Closer To Home

Would any Christian today doubt the need to tell the characters in the preceding story about the origins of their Christmas? How would God feel about choosing of all days the birth of Adolph Hitler to represent the birth of His son? How would God feel about the day symbolizing the resurrection of the Third Reich to represent Jesus' resurrection?

How about the cross that he bled on symbolized in a swastika or people giving it the Nazi salute? What about the little cookie people with the six-pointed star of Bethlehem on their chests that were baked in the ovens? Wouldn't people want to know how that custom got started?

Surprisingly, those in this story would probably give the same responses as to why it is okay to celebrate their April 20 Christmas as those do today who want to keep their December 25 Christmas: "We've always had Christmas on that date, and, besides, it doesn't really matter what day you choose." "It's good for the children." "We try to keep the commercialism down and emphasize the birth of Jesus." "God understands our hearts, and we get so much out of these days." "We just put a little cross of Christ in our home, nothing fancy or elaborate." "Mom would really be disappointed if we didn't appreciate all the work she put into this day."

Something Wrong with You

Try as you might to convince them otherwise, these hypothetical people would inhabit their own little universe. Every reason people give today to rationalize the celebration of December 25 would be thrown right back at you.

To those in the story, April 20 is absolutely wonderful. Christmas to them is almost magical in its beauty

"and no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light" (II Cor. 11:14).

To them the spirit of Christmas equates with the spirit of giving. To be against their Christmas is to be against giving, so there must be something wrong with you. You must not even care about the needy.

So powerful would be the allure of the April 20 Christmas that even millions of atheists would put up the lights to join the party or put "Heather" in the play. Try as you might, you could not convince them that all the Nazi origins of the day should keep them from celebrating now.

The only way people will see through all the tinsel of this economic piece of Babylon that literally drives the Western economies is to have their hearts turned toward God. Those who are Christ's will seek to look at things from His perspective and not their own. It doesn't matter that it looks good, smells good, tastes good, sounds good or that most of the world is celebrating it. It doesn't matter what Christmas means to me or my kids or my mom or my boss, for what it means to God is the most important opinion of all. His thoughts, memories and feelings don't revolve around mine.

In a Christian's life Jesus is real and has a daily impact on the decisions that are made. To most in this world Jesus is pictured either away in a manger, dead on a cross or dwelling "two stars to the right and straight on ‘til morning" in a heavenly never-never land. To most He is a God of convenience but not someone you actually serve or seek advice from. "He must like this holiday because I do, and my minister gives his approval. Surely all of these churches couldn't be wrong."

This holiday's broad appeal to this world should be a warning flag to a Christian. Jesus said,

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Matt. 7:13-14).

After warning about false prophets, Jesus also went on to say in verse 21:

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."

Church Blending with Paganism

To the apostles, the will of God did not include Christmas or anything like it. This all came much later when the apostate church grew by blending in with the pagan Roman world. By placing the Lord's name on pagan practices, they deceived people into thinking they could keep their old ways and call it the Lord's will. Satan succeeded in deceiving virtually the whole world at that time into taking the broad way of doing things that are contrary to God's will (Rev. 12:9).

The will of God has to be the central point in how we worship Him. Jesus spoke about members of the religious community in His day who were in their own little universe and said they were worshiping Him, but all in vain, because of their manmade traditions (Mark 7:7-8). In John 4:23-24 Jesus said that

"the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth" (verses 23, 24).

Both those in the above story and those in the mainstream of Christianity today don't understand that Christmas is a lie or that Christ was never in it. The mind of Christ won't mix righteousness with unrighteousness or light with darkness (II Cor. 6:14-16).

"Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you" (verse 17).

God's people are to come out of Babylon. You can't take the customs of a day dedicated to a demon, sprinkle some holy water on it and now say it's dedicated to Jesus, or then centuries later say its origin doesn't really matter.

Less Abominable with Time?

Would that terrible act be an abomination only to the actual perpetrators, but in each succeeding generation become less and less terrible until God finally likes it? If 100 years from now the great-grand children of a Satanist learn that the portrait of Jesus above the mantle was really a portrait of Charles Manson, should they just shrug it off because they don't think of it that way, or it's good for the children, or Mom loved the painting?

God has a memory. Those who are His want to honor and worship Him in truth. According to His Word, how we choose to do so is important to Him. God tells us not to learn the ways of the heathen (Jer.10:2) or inquire about how pagan nations serve their gods.

"You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way" (Deut. 12:31).

The broad, easy path that this world loves is paved with good intentions but it leads to destruction. The decisions we make in life as Christians aren't to be based on how we feel or Mom feels but how God feels. That's what you do to truly honor the one you love above all others.

Written by: Lee Lisman

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Vatican linked to assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

In light of the forces of darkness collaborating against Jerusalem, as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with the German pope in the bloody Vatican Wednesday, I'm posting this article again, as it is most timely:

The dark powers of the European Union, under evil influence of the very real German-Jesuit cabal, are intent on ripping out the heart of Israel and sacrificing Israeli sovereignty to their wannabe divine emperor about to take the world by storm, pimped by the sorcerer-pope.

The German-dominated EU have set their evil eye upon Jerusalem and prepare to go for the kill with the call for UN Resolution 181 - the blueprint of THE BEAST - to be enforced, all under guise of promoting world peace while whetting their nuclear sword for World War, ignited by the foolish Muslims whose imminent jihad against Europe will result in their rapid response: a NEW CRUSADE.

The Vatican is tightening its noose around the neck of Israel and its diabolical desire for Jerusalem plans on being fulfilled by implementing THE GRAND DESIGN: the final revival of the unholy Roman Empire of the German Nation, the restoration of the Crusader-Kingdom, with Jerusalem as its crown and the Temple Mount (with its imminent Temple) as the crown jewel.

Truth is stranger than fiction and to fail to appreciate or even begin to understand the cultic pull, the demonic drive, key players (with their foreign interests and alien ideas) feel and exert to possess Jerusalem and occupy Israel is to doom the Jewish homeland to getting stomped by the EU jackboot and conquered in the satanic sign of their cross.

As Israeli investigative reporter Joel Bainerman has exposed within The Vatican Agenda, this pagan plot to subdue Israel and control Jerusalem is very real and important and serious to the criminal minds that spawned the Luciferian Oslo "peace process" (which has been nothing less than the systematic dismantling of the Jewish homeland and imminent destruction of many of its Jews, whether oblivious Israelis grasp or believe it or not).

Mr. Bainerman charges the lying "peace process" has been nothing but a smokescreen, a red herring, while the Vatican is intent, based upon their Babylonian Mystery religious beliefs masquerading as Christian, to feverishly work underground, undermining Israeli will and sovereignty, bringing both to a state of collapse, inviting foreign invasion under the guise of "peacekeeping" troops.

Yitzhak Rabin was the biggest diversionary tactic these murderers in our midst have pulled off: the Israeli Left, ignobly represented by the likes of Shimon Peres, conspired with their European masters to sacrifice Rabin to become their martyr and ritually abuse his blood to further their agenda against those faithful Jews and patriots who won't just go like sheep to the slaughter, or at least not as easily as the others who have been duped into believing the BIG LIE of "Land for Peace." Israel has given plenty of land and yet still has no peace, and yet continues blindly toward the abyss with such a failed formula and miserable "Roadmap" to hell! Where is Israel's rosh Yehudi? (Jewish head). Where is the nephesh Yehudi? (Jewish soul).

Barry Chamish and David Rutstein, two Israelis, both publicly charge Shimon Peres with the murder of Yitzhak Rabin and haven't been sued! They courageously testify before the Israeli people that something isn't kosher. They offer plenty of evidence that Shimon Peres came to power over Rabin's dead body. Messrs. Chamish and Rutstein decry that Rabin's real killers are still at large and that Rabin's real killers are still selling out Israel to foreigners, gorging themselves with blood money and fattening themselves for the slaughter they fail to believe will include them, as it most certainly will, as history warns every kapo discovered to his horror.

I'm convinced that the same vultures that circled Rabin, that saw to his violent death, who have brutally betrayed Prime Minister Rabin and sold out the nation, are heavily bribed, bought and paid for prostitutes, involved in illicit foreign affairs with their European counterparts and Vatican cronies.

Such scandals must be brought to light (that would rock the nation and shake the world), if such stooges are to be stopped dead in their tracks, their treason exposed and their ticking time-bomb defused! Otherwise, they will carry out their instructions until the bitter end of the Third Jewish Commonwealth; instrumental in the premeditated murder of Israeli sovereignty, enslavement of the Jewish people and rape of Jerusalem.

Israel must reopen the Rabin File (which will bring all this out into the open) or they will have sealed their own fate and written it in Rabin's blood that still cries out for justice.


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Vatican Linked to the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin



By Rabbi Meir Kahane

If I were a Reform rabbi; if I were a leader of the establishment whose money and prestige have succeeded in capturing for himself the leadership and voice of American Jewry; if I were one of the members of the Israeli Government's ruling group; if I were an enlightened sophisticated, modern Jewish intellectual, I would climb the barricades and join in battle against that most dangerous of all Jewish holidays - Chanukah.

It is a measure of the total ignorance of the world Jewish community that there is no holiday that is more universally celebrated than the "Festival of Lights," and it is an equal measure of the intellectual dishonesty and hypocrisy of Jewish leadership that it plays along with the lie. For if ever there was a holiday that stands for everything that stands for everything that the masses of world Jewry and their leadership has rejected - it is this one. If one would find an event that is truly rooted in everything that Jews of our times and their leaders have rejected and, indeed, attacked - it is this one. If there is any holiday that is more "un-Jewish" in the sense of our modern beliefs and practices - I do not know of it.

The Chanukah that has erupted unto the world Jewish scene in all its childishness, asininity, shallowness, ignorance and fraud is not the Chanukah of reality. The Hanukah that came into vogue because Jewish parents - in their vapidness needed something to counteract Christmas; that exploded in a show of "we-have-lights-just-as-our-goyisha-neighbors" and in an effort to reward our spoiled children with eight gifts instead of the poor Christian one; the Chanukah that the Temple, under its captive Rabbi, turned into a school pageant so that the beaming parents might think that the Religious School is really successful instead of the tragic oke and waste that it really is; the Chanukah that speaks of Jewish Patrick Henrys giving-me-liberty-or-death and that pictures the Maccabees as great liberal saviors who fought so that the kibbutzim might continue to be free to preach their Marx and eat their ham, that the split-level dwellers of suburbia might be allowed to violate their Sabbath in perfect freedom and the Reform and Conservative Temples continue to fight for civil rights for Blacks, Puerto Ricans and Jane Fonda, is not remotely connected with reality.

This is not the Chanukah of our ancestors, of the generations of Jews of Eastern Europe and Yemen and Morocco and Spain and Babylon. It is surely not the Chanukah for which the Maccabees themselves died. Truly, could those whom we honor so munificently, return and see what Chanukah has become, they might very well begin a second Maccabean revolt. For the life that we Jews lead today was the very cause, the real reason for the revolt of the Jews "in those days in our times."

What happened in that era more than 2000 years ago? What led a handful of Jews to rise up in violence against the enemy? And precisely who was the enemy? What were they fighting for and who were they fighting against? For years the people of Judea had been the vassals of Greece. True independence as a state had been unknown for all those decades and, yet the Jews did not rise in revolt. It was only when the Greek policy shifted from mere political control to one that attempted to suppress the Jewish religion that the revolt erupted in all its bloodiness. It was not mere liberty that led to the Maccabean uprising that we so passionately applaud. What we are really cheering is a brave group of Jews who fought and plunged Judea into a bloodbath for the right to observe the Sabbath, to follow the laws of kashrut, to obey the laws of the Torah. In a word everything about Chanukah that we commemorate and teach our children to commemorate are things we consider to be outmoded, medieval, and childish!

At best, then, those who fought and died for Chanukah were naive and obscurantist. Had we lived in those days we would certainly not have done what they did for everyone knows that the laws of the Torah are not really Divine but only the products of evolution and men (do not the Reform, Reconstructionist, and large parts of the Conservative movements write this daily?) Surely we would not have fought for that which we violate every day of our lives. No, at best Chanukah emerges as a needless holiday if not a foolish one. Poor Hannah and her seven children; poor Mattathias and Judah; poor well meaning chaps all -- but hopelessly backward and utterly unnecessary sacrifices.

But there is more. Not only is Chanukah really a foolish and unnecessary holiday, it is also one that is dangerously fanatical and illiberal. The first act of rebellion, the first enemy who fell at the hands of the brave Jewish heroes whom our delightful children portray so cleverly in their Sunday and religious school pageants, was not a Greek. He was a Jew. When the enemy sent his troops into Modin to set up an idol and demand its worship, it was a Jew who decided to exercise his freedom of pagan worship and who approached the altar to worship Zeus (after all, what business was it of anyone what this fellow worshiped?) And it was this Jew, this apostate, this religious traitor who was struck down by the brave, glorious, courageous, (are these not the words all our Sunday schools use to describe him?) Mattathias, as he shouted: "Whoever is for G-d, follow me!"

What have we here? What kind of religious intolerance and bigotry? What kind of a man is this for the anti-religious Ha'shomer Ha'tzair, the graceful temples of suburbia, the sophisticated intellectuals, the liberal, open-minded Jews and all the drones who have wearied us unto death with the concept of Judaism as a humanistic, open-minded, undogmatic, liberal, universalist (if not Marxist) religion, to honor? What kind of nationalism is this for Shimon Peres (he who rejects the 'Galut' and speaks of the proud, free Jew of ancient Judea and Israel)?

And to crush us even more (we who know that Judaism is a faith of peace which deplores violence), what kind of Jews were these who reacted to oppression with force? Surely we who so properly have deplored Jewish violence as fascistic, immoral and (above all) un-Jewish, stand in horror as we contemplate Jews who declined to picket the Syrian Greeks to death and who rejected quiet diplomacy for the sword, spear and arrow (had there been bombs in those days, who can tell what they might have done?) and "descended to the level of 'evil" thus rejecting the ethical and moral concepts of Judaism.

Is this the kind of a holiday we wish to propagate? Are these the kinds of men we want our moral and humanistic children to honor? Is this the kind of Judaism that we wish to observe and pass on to our children? Where shall we find the man of courage, the lone voice in the wilderness, to cry out against Chanukah and the Judaism that it represents - the Judaism of our grandparents and ancestors?

Where shall we find the man of honesty and integrity to attack the Judaism of medievalism and outdated foolishness; the Judaism of bigotry that strikes down Jews who refuse to observe the Law; the Judaism of violence that calls for Jewish force and might against the enemy? When shall we find the courage to proudly eat our Chinese food and violate our Sabbaths and reject all the separateness, nationalism and religious maximalism that Chanukah so ignobly represents? Down with Chanukah! It is a regressive holiday that merely symbolizes the Judaism that always was; the Judaism that was handed down to us from Sinai; the Judaism that made our ancestors ready to give their lives for the L-rd; the Judaism that young people instinctively know is true and great and real. Such a Judaism is dangerous for us and our leaders. We must do all in our power to bury it.

[Excerpts were published in the THE JEWISH PRESS, NY on December 15, 2000]

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