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)
Friday, August 31, 2007
John Clayton, New NFL Logo, Bachelor President, Bernanke Speech, Ghetto Handbook, Wrestlers Suspended, Windward Islands, Wisconsin No Call List
Blogger's note: The world is searching for these things today. Are they searching for what is really important?
As part of the deal to free the hostages, South Korea agreed to . . . suspend missionary work in the country.
Blogger's note: South Korea must have forced these Christians to apologize. Surely, no Christian would willingly apologize for attempting to share the love of Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior. Please pray for them and us to rely on the strength from the Holy Spirit as we continue to face our sinful world. Amen.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Walter Russell Mead: failure of secularisation have made people turn to religion which is now a dominant political force
He stressed that the role of religion in society and politics should be seen in a worldwide context. Thirty years ago, religion was not playing such a dominant role in political affairs. The award-winning American author said that now this phenomenon is not specific to the US alone. European, Arab and Muslim countries, China, India and Africa have also witnessed a similar situation. Socio-political oppression, insecurity and a failure of secularisation have made people turn to religion which is now a dominant political force.
Blogger's note: Thank you for praying for them. Thank God. May the missionaries never stop reaching out to those in need of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Amen.
Unknown to the world, the war now going on between Jews and Jews in Israel is the basic reason why Israel's Government did not, and has not, declared war against the Palestinian Authority, whether led by Fatah or Hamas. Moreover, and also unknown to the world, it is precisely this war between Jews and Jews that has made Israel subservient to Washington.
Indeed, if the Jews of this country were united and armed with the wisdom and power of the Torah, they could be, and would be, invincible, as well as the greatest blessing to mankind.
Raffel conceded that public frustration over the war in Iraq makes that argument “harder” when it comes to Iran. “The burden of proof is higher because of Iraq, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be met,” he said.
At the same time, Jewish leaders are painfully aware of the continuing chorus of those who blame Israel and pro-Israel groups for the war in Iraq.
In their new book, foreign-policy scholars Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer again claim that pro-Israel forces were a “critical element” in the decision to go to war in Iraq. “America would not be in Iraq today” without the efforts of the pro-Israel lobby, they write.
Now, the two say, pro-Israel groups have made war with Iran more likely by pressing the Bush administration to avoid negotiating with the Tehran regime.
Jewish leaders vehemently reject that charge, but recent developments — including a rising chorus of neoconservatives, many of them Jewish, calling for preemptive war and the growing association with hawkish Christian Zionists such as Pastor John Hagee who echo that call — could give it added credence with a war-weary public.
And last week a group of top Jewish Republicans, including major leaders of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, banded together under the name “Freedom’s Watch” to start a free-spending media campaign defending Bush’s policies in Iraq.
“They attacked us, and they will again,” the initial ad claims. “They won’t stop in Iraq. We are winning on the ground and making real progress. It’s no time to quit. It’s no time for politics.”
In that environment, Jewish leaders arguing that the military option should not be discarded while insisting they are not pressing for war are walking a “precarious line,” said Johns Hopkins political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg. “It’s harder for pro-Israel groups to avoid the charge that they are indifferent to American interests. And they have the added difficulty of being aligned with the Christian Zionists, some of whom are openly calling for war with Iran.”
With public sentiment against new military conflicts running at flood tide, “It’s a difficult situation for pro-Israel groups to be in,” Ginsberg said. “They have to lie low and bring pressure from the sidelines.”
They follow the brilliant Seth Cohen in The OC, literally fighting off hot Californian babes (one of whom was actually played by a Jewish actress, though this was never mentioned), but we can trace this trend back to When Harry Met Sally, with whiny Billy Crystal laughing Waspy Meg Ryan into bed, to say nothing of Woody Allen's entire oeuvre. Perhaps not wholly coincidentally, the alpha Jewish internet dating site jdate.com is now rumoured to be swarming with goy females on the hunt for their very own Seth. Or Daniel, David, Adam or Ben.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Blogger's note: What would Peres say about Bill Clinton's lack of military service?
"The valley of Rosh Pina is the entrance to where the Messiah will come to Safed," said Lotan, the Tzahar region's tourism director, "and Madonna is negotiating to purchase a house there not far from where we are."
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Blogger's note: If Castro likes Clinton/Obama, should we?
Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul won the presidential election Tuesday in Turkey, making him the first Islamist to head the secular nation.
Blogger's note: Thank you for praying for them. Thank God.
Monday, August 27, 2007
In a poll taken in July 2007, the Keevoon (Trend, Direction) Research Institute found that 66% of the Jewish populace in Israel supports political reform that would give Israel more of a presidential system. Israel has already changed its electoral system from party-list proportional representation voting to direct election of the Prime Minister alongside proportional representation, implemented in 1996, and back again, in 2001.
An ever-expanding number of people worldwide, representing a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions, have committed to the task of working with other like-minded individuals and groups for an International Day of Peace Vigil with the following objective:
"To encourage worldwide, 24-hour spiritual observations for peace and nonviolence on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2007 in every house of worship and place of spiritual practice, by all religious and spiritually based groups and individuals, and by all men, women and children who seek peace in the world."
This global 24-hour spiritual observation for peace is meant to demonstrate the power of prayer and other spiritual practices in promoting peace and preventing violent conflict.
Senior rabbi has stirred controversy by claiming Israeli soldiers who do not observe Jewish traditions can expect to be killed in battle
Rabbi Ovadia Yossef, the spiritual head of the Shas party, part of Israel’s coalition government, said in a sermon that a lack of religious purity would prove fatal in war.
“Is it surprising if soldiers are, God forbid, killed at war?” the Rabbi said. “When they don’t observe the Sabbath, don’t observe the Torah, don’t pray every day, don’t put on phylacteries (prayer amulets) every day?”
Madonna and friends Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Donna Karan will be jetting to Israel for Kabbalah holiday
. . . Now there might be people who are interested in it because they think it's trendy, but I can assure you that studying Kabbalah is actually a very challenging thing to do. It requires a lot of work, a lot of reading, a lot of time, a lot of commitment and a lot of discipline," she was reported as telling CNN's Richard Quest . . .
To those unfamiliar with Amanpour's background, she lived in London (still does), attended schools in America, and her husband, James Rubin, is Jewish. He once worked for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright--another Jew who did not know she was one.
In one instance, Amanpour accuses Ron Luce, a Christian leader of teenagers, as being like the Taliban.
Amanpour has a definite political agenda--no less so than the Christian conservatives whom she attacks for daring to conduct "stealth politics, under the radar" when they engage in Christian voter drives. Amanpour wants to put a Democrat in the White House.
To accomplish her goal, Amanpour presents Christian conservatives as truly scary, as mounting a Crusader-like Army against liberal secular America . . .
By the end of her third and final segment we are meant to fear and loathe the Christian conservative right far more than we are meant to fear or loathe Amanpour's Amadinejad whom --incredibly--she never accuses of funding Hezbollah's terrorist work abroad. What she mainly shows us in Iran are Shi'a Muslims at prayer, engaged in theatrical-religious rituals. We do not see them funding and masterminding Hezbollah as it takes down civilian (and Christian) Lebanon . . .
Her third segment is one long running advertisement for a Democratic candidate for the next Presidency. She is electioneering as hard as she accuses the Christians of doing.
The deaths bring to at least 73 the number of people killed in summer wildfires in Greece this year. Record temperatures, as high as 46 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit), have parched the ground, making it easier for the fires to spread.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
When asked about her interest in Kabbalah, she becomes irritated — reasonably, perhaps, given that any inquiry about her Jewish origins regularly returns to this topic.
Eleanor Sobel, a school board member who is among Ben Gamla’s most vocal critics, said making sure the school did not stray from constitutional rules would take a near-impossible level of supervision.
“I don’t know how to monitor this, and that’s why I have great concern,” Ms. Sobel said. “Accountability is real important when you’re dealing with taxpayers’ money.”
He said he hoped to eventually open 100 Hebrew-English charter schools around the country. The school here is managed by Academica, a private company on whose board Mr. Deutsch has served, which manages 35 of Florida’s roughly 350 charter schools.
Universal Peace Federation: "one family under God, beyond the barriers of religion, nationality, race, ideology and ethnicity."
According to Rev. Dr. Chung Hwang Kwak, UPF's international chairman, the goal is "one family under God, beyond the barriers of religion, nationality, race, ideology and ethnicity." Similar conferences have been sponsored by UPF in various cities of the world this year under the theme "Providing Vision and Leadership at a Time of Global Crisis."
UPF and its affiliated non-governmental organizations have taken steps to implement this vision through education. Most substantially, they have introduced a curriculum on character education for primary, middle school and high school students, which is being taught in public and private schools in dozens of countries, including Russia and China.
UPF's social activism is currently most visible in its Middle East Peace Initiative, which has taken tens of thousands of pilgrims to Israel, including the Palestinian territories. These programs have engaged Jewish and Arab leaders and activists in dialogue and cooperation, along with Christian ministers and representatives from other religions including Buddhism and Confucianism. The group has held dozens of peace conferences among all the stakeholders as well as peaceful marches in the streets of Jerusalem.
According to Timothy Miller, vice president of UPF Europe Region One, these programs have engaged prominent leaders including the late Chairman Yasser Arafat, his successor President Mohammed Abbas and Israel's current president Shimon Peres.
Unlike many similar organizations, UPF does not shun religious debate in its public discussions. On the contrary, it has been vocally promoting a Religious Council, similar to the Security Council, within the U.N. system. A resolution containing this suggestion has been endorsed by dozens of nations at past U.N. assemblies.
UPF's unique contribution to world peace lies in its concept of education, Walsh said. This includes education of the heart as well as the mind and a focus on living for others, in clear distinction to popular modern trends that advocate self-fulfillment on the individual level and national interest on the international level. He urges governments of the world to partner with UPF in its Peace Education Initiative, through which its various programs can be introduced in their nations.
Blogger's note: This plays directly into the hand of Noahidism and Kabbalah.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism, is considered the world's oldest body of spiritual wisdom. According to tradition, Kabbalistic knowledge was transmitted orally by the Jewish patriarchs, prophets and sages. Their teachings sought to address the complexities of the material and the nonmaterial universe, as well as the nature of all humanity.
"The timeless secrets of Kabbalah are ever-more relevant in today's society, as we grapple with the spiritual and material energies surrounding us."
Wolf brings age-old wisdom to the new age, drawing his teachings from the ancient and previously encrypted texts of the Kabbalah, Lifshitz said. A Hassidic rabbi, Wolf's pragmatic teachings are open to people of all backgrounds.
The son of Polish Holocaust survivors, Wolf is also the founder and director of the Human Development Institute. He received his rabbinic ordination from the chief rabbi of Israel, and has studied under the great Hassidic masters, his foremost mentor being Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who was known globally for the passionate wisdom he bestowed on humankind.
Melbourne University appointed Wolf as its founding lecturer in Jewish mysticism and spirituality.
This week the IDF Senior Command held a workshop to identify and prepare the IDF for potential future conflicts in the next five years. Several main scenarios were identified. Among these threats was a potential rebellion by Israeli Arabs, who have become increasingly hostile to the State of Israel.
The top threats identified were: a hostile country not bordering Israel achieving nuclear capability (e.g. Iran), a war with Syria, another war started by the Hizbullah, a confrontation with Yesha terror groups, and even a deep freeze in relations with post-Mubarak Egypt. Any one or a combination or some or all of these threats is thought possible to occur. In addition, the IDF is preparing for the possibility of the end of the Hashemite dynasty in Jordan, an Islamic revolution in Saudi Arabia and a rebellion by Israeli Arabs.
American Democrats in Israel already are trying to register new voters to participate in next year's primaries prior to the 2008 Presidential elections. Joanne Yaron, head of Democrats Abroad, challenged the idea that Americans living in Israel should not vote in the American elections, maintaining that "it's a privilege to take part and vote in two democracies."
Republicans Abroad also are preparing to reach their ranks, but the race between Democratic Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and former Senator John Edwards have captured media attention.
Americans in Israel traditionally vote Republican at a far higher rate than those living in other countries outside the United States.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Freed South Koreans plead for release of 19 others still held hostage in Afg... - Israel News, Ynetnews
Blogger's note: Pray for their soon and safe release.
Standing in Syria, a foe which the U.S. has blasted for its failure to respect democracy in Lebanon and its own country, al-Maliki said he would "find friends elsewhere" if he was abandoned by the United States.
A loss of U.S. support could force al-Maliki to turn to Syria or Iran, which the U.S. accuses of meddling in Iraq, supporting insurgents and sending deadly explosives to kill U.S. troops.
Ten episodes, ten stories, one timeless quest - to quench the thirst that burns in every human spirit.
large group of Hollywood stars will travel to Israel this year to celebrate the High Holydays at the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv
An especially large group of Hollywood stars will travel to Israel this year to celebrate the High Holydays at the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv, along with 3,000 students from 21 countries.
The exhibition covers Christian anti-Jewish attitudes, racist anti-Semitism, post-Holocaust hatred of Jews, which is sometimes expressed as Holocaust denial or resentment against reparations, and anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism - namely, the denial of Israel's right to exist.
The entryway where his secretary sits is lined with pictures of him standing with former U.S. president Bill Clinton, Jordan's late King Hussein and, more recently, Pope Benedict XVI. On a shelf behind his own oversized desk is the Nobel Peace Prize he received 13 years ago along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat.
But Mr. Peres, who frequently says the past "bores" him, keeps too busy a schedule to spend much time pondering his rich history.
Last week, he set the media talking by hosting Palestinian prime minister Salaam Fayyad at his official residence in the heart of West Jerusalem. The guest yesterday was Michael Williams, the United Nations special envoy to the Middle East. Next up is Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, whom Mr. Peres invited to visit him next week.
This is not typical behaviour for an Israeli president. Until Mr. Peres took office this summer, the post was largely ceremonial and recently a source of shame for Israelis.
His greatest successes have come on the international stage. He was the guiding light behind Israel's first interim peace accord with the PLO in 1993 in Oslo, and he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role.
Mr. Peres was born in Poland in 1923 and immigrated to Israel with his family as a child.
It is obvious that Russia wants to send a clear a message: that Russia cannot be ignored. One of the major mistakes of western, and in particular American, foreign policy following the break up of the Soviet Union and Russia's weakness in the last decade of the twentieth century, has been not to view Moscow as an important factor in international relations.
To continue to ignore Russia is a mistake, because it is a superpower, with clear interests and economic strength, particularly given Europe's reliance on her in the energy sector.
The joint military exercises with China were an interesting signal, which succeeded in annoying a number of people in the West. At the same time, it must not be forgotten that China is today the superpower with the closest economic ties with the United States. It should also be remembered that during the height of the Cold War, Soviet-Sino relations were also tense.
We are now witness to a redrawing of the international array of power, and Russia is not a factor that can be ignored over the next decade. In this context, it is worth stressing that alongside the close ties and cooperation between Israel and Putin's Russia, particularly in sensitive topics such as the fight against terror, there is also the worrying phenomenon of the strengthening of ties between Russia and Syria and Iran.
This was the not the situation during the period of the Cold War, when there was a deep hostility between Israel and the Soviet Union, which persecuted its Jewish citizens. Today the picture is more complicated . . .
The final borders beginning to take shape use the separation barrier as a general line of demarcation. Several Arab villages on the Israeli side of the barrier would be transferred to the PA, and representatives of Judaism, Islam and Christianity would administer the holy sites in Jerusalem, a deal that would end Israel's sovereignty over the capital.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Peres responded by telling IIyasi that Jerusalem, a city where Jews Muslims and Christians dwell together, is an example for all religions that coexistence can be a reality.