Brad L. Burge
God desires that ALL people would accept God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ. God has compelled me to share information with the world relating to the biblical seven year tribulation in order to share Truth in a deceived world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5)
Jesus answered, "I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Full text of speech by the President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Poettering, to the Knesset
I have chosen two guiding principles for my term of office as President of the European Parliament: the first is that the dignity of every individual is inviolable, and the second is that we should do everything in our power to foster dialogue between cultures. My aim is to ensure that these principles do not simply remain empty words. My most fervent wish is that the Middle East should become a region in which the dignity of each individual is respected on all sides and at all times. I want to see the Middle East become a region which symbolises dialogue between cultures throughout the world.
This region is the holiest land on earth. However, all too often it is seen as a region of cultural conflict. I am, of course, well aware that the realities are much more complex and that the problems are complicated and have many facets. Nevertheless, all of us parliamentarians who are working to achieve that objective in the context of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership process should ask ourselves repeatedly what more we can do in order to foster dialogue between cultures, mutual respect and the unconditional protection of human dignity.
I am deeply convinced that this is ultimately what the Middle East peace process is all about. The peace process is more than a mechanical political process and it is also more than a huge geopolitical exercise. Fundamentally, it is about establishing a stable basis of trust so that dialogue can develop across religious and national borders and so that respect for the dignity of the individual at all times becomes axiomatic.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The 36-year-old former foreign policy adviser to Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres is being backed by KolDor, an international group of next-generation leaders.
To get a sense of the density of accomplishment these numbers represent, I will focus on 1870 onward, after legal emancipation had been achieved throughout Central and Western Europe. How does the actual number of significant figures compare to what would be expected given the Jewish proportion of the European and North American population? From 1870 to 1950, Jewish representation in literature was four times the number one would expect. In music, five times. In the visual arts, five times. In biology, eight times. In chemistry, six times. In physics, nine times. In mathematics, twelve times. In philosophy, fourteen times.
Disproportionate Jewish accomplishment in the arts and sciences continues to this day. My inventories end with 1950, but many other measures are available, of which the best known is the Nobel Prize. In the first half of the 20th century, despite pervasive and continuing social discrimination against Jews throughout the Western world, despite the retraction of legal rights, and despite the Holocaust, Jews won 14 percent of Nobel Prizes in literature, chemistry, physics, and medicine/physiology. In the second half of the 20th century, when Nobel Prizes began to be awarded to people from all over the world, that figure rose to 29 percent. So far, in the 21st century, it has been 32 percent. Jews constitute about two-tenths of one percent of the world’s population. You do the math.
The bridge will carry iron from largely untapped deposits in Russia's Far East to steel mills in China, a new front in Russia's push to develop the region and sell raw materials to China.
Pending approval from the Kremlin and Beijing, the river will be bridged at the town of Nizhneleninskoye. Much of the traffic will be iron ore mined at the Kimkan and Sutara deposits in an $800 million project run by London-listed miner Aricom Plc.
Aricom plans to ship over 3 million tonnes of iron from 2011 to steel furnaces in China, which produced nearly 420 million tonnes of steel last year -- a third of the world's total.
"The deposit is undoubtedly one of the largest unexploited iron ore projects in the world and benefits from both excellent infrastructure and close proximity to end market," Aricom Chief Executive Jay Hambro said.
The bridge would almost halve the cost of transporting iron to China, he says, to just below $5 a tonne from $9.15 using the current projected cross-border route.
The iron will further help Russia's trade balance with China. Last year, it exported $15.8 billion worth of goods to China and imported $12.9 billion.
But it is not just the trade in iron that will benefit.
"Business that isn't profitable now due to transport costs will suddenly become profitable," says Valery Shulyatikov, first deputy chairman of the regional government.
Ninety percent of the Jewish Autonomous Region's $30 million in external trade last year was with China, and cross-border trade rose 74 percent in 2006 and a further 70 percent in the first quarter of this year.
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Moscow has repeatedly condemned the Pentagon's plans, saying they could prove a "destabilizing factor" and threaten Russia's national security, and warning that "appropriate measures" would be taken in response.
Pope overriding objections in loosening restrictions on 16th century Tridentine Mass which has offended Jews
Other concerns have come from groups involved in Christian-Jewish dialogue, because the Tridentine rite contains prayers that some non-Christians find offensive. By its very nature, the Tridentine liturgy predates the landmark documents from Vatican II on improving relations with Jews and people of other faiths.
Rabbi David Rosen, who is in charge of interfaith relations at the American Jewish Committee, said he wrote to several cardinals in March expressing concern about a prayer for the "unfaithful" in the Mass, as well a prayer used during the church's Holy Week liturgy which had contained references to "perfidious," or faithless, Jews.
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Rabbi Bahle credits the recent interest in Kabbalah with the fact that more people are seeking insight, peace and answers to life’s deepest questions. She says that Kabbalistic teachings, at one time kept secret, are becoming available to the public.
“Today there is unprecedented access to ancient text that is being translated, published and taught as fast as it is discovered,” she said.
The Or Tzafon Retreat Center, which Bahle was instrumental in founding in 2000, emphasizes the spiritual practices in Kabbalah and creative self-expression. She plans to offer programs through the center that will keep the stories alive.
“For me, it’s exciting to teach from a Jewish perspective in a Christian community,” she said. “Storytelling is rooted in what’s older than us — but contemporary. I want to be the vehicle to teach and awaken that interest in our community.”
Over the past 100 years, we have never heard important Arab leaders like the king of Saudi Arabia say that the time for a strategy of war is over, and the time for a strategy of peace has come.
Monday, May 14, 2007
If Israel can find a way to allow all those who love Jerusalem to express their love, Olmert said, the world will accept Israel’s sovereignty over the entire city.
Blogger's note: Seven Noahide Laws anyone?
Saturday, May 12, 2007
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Rabbi Deri explained to Arutz-7, "We note of late the terrible phenomenon of Messianic Jews wreaking havoc and destruction in Israel by trying to bring Jesus as Messiah into Israel. With pleasantness and kindness, they bring Torah, fear of G-d and even Torah commandments - but all with one underlying theme: that Jesus is Messiah. This joins with the phenomenon of millions of Evangelical Christians; Bibi Netanyahu said about them, 'They are not just friends of Israel, they are Israel!' They want to help and support us, but they have the same goals as the Messianics. They make tremendous efforts and support us all over, and are even more right-wing than we are in some ways, and they help us with Bush, etc. - this is all true, but in the end, they have one goal, and that is Jesus. We are not on the level of early great Rabbis who were able to take the good and spit out the bad..."
Blogger's note: Rabbis still want to "spit out" Jesus Christ the Messiah.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
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A major conference for Noahides in Jerusalem for October 2007, during Sukkot, is in the works and Long hopes it will serve as an inspiration for Noahides worldwide. “We think that we could act as a gesher, a bridge, between Jews and Noahides,” he says.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
In recent days, the group members have drafted a letter that will be translated into 70 languages and sent to all government institutions in the world, including “the sons of Esau and Ishmael” who do not hold diplomatic ties with Israel.
Jews responsible for world peace
In the letter, the rabbis of the self-proclaimed Sanhedrin warn that the world is nearing a catastrophe, and write that the only way to bring peace among nations, states, and religions is by building a house for God, where Jews will worship, pray and offer up sacrifice, according to the vision of the prophets.
The rabbis also call on the non-Jews to help the people of Israel fulfill their destiny and build the Temple, in order to prevent bloodshed across the globe.
The letter will initially be translated into English, Spanish, Arabic, French and Farsi, and later also into Russian, Chinese and Japanese, and will include an invitation to world leaders to attend a conference dedicated to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem five months from now, during Succot.
Prof Hillel Weiss of the Sanhedrin explained that the Torah and the prophets have tasked the Jewish people with the responsibility for world peace. He stressed that the group’s project was to rebuild the Temple, not a “church for all nations,” but added, “We have all descended from the same father, this is not another primitive and racist approach.”
Blogger's note: It's time for the world to take these guys seriously and to read "Satan's Hoax" at JesusRaptureMe.com to understand where the Sanhedrin is headed.