Friday, April 13, 2018

How God Deals With Nations # 2

The power of God in the hearth of atheism 

I was checking the latest news about the Syrian crisis, and was caught in the secular geopolitical mood: Trump, Putin, cruise missiles, F 22 and S 400 and on and on and on. But when I gave a little look about the situation in China as pertain the churches, I suddenly awoke from that intoxicant smoke.
I felt deeply ashamed - after having being shocked by this video. This doesn't mean that you see in it a footage of an Alien abduction or Isis' butchers chopping humans alive. You see something that most of the people in our Western civilization consider simply "highly boring" stuff. Or deserving of soft scorn. At the opposite, after seeing that, I feel to be not deserving the mercy of God, I feel to be only lukewarm water, constantly in danger to be spitted from the mouth of the Lord (Rev. 3:16) . A wannabe Christian, a disgusting insect hanging from the hand of God over the flames of Hell (Jonathan Edwards). Worse than the worst of these believers:

Above video - Underground Churches in China...Rare Video Clip, URL: https://youtu.be/CcCHInA6UMg

The video contains what I believe to be Pentecostal meetings. Speak in tongues doesn't seem to be represented. I know perfectly that today the speaking in tongue, after the Scripture has been written down and is accessible to all, is no more a feature of the Christian faith. But there's a strong allusion to something other in the video. The speaker tells that "they have not a Bible". I believe this is a warning of God to us, who are plenty of Bibles with the most various references and commentaries. But in our "Christian" civilized Western world are everyday more lukewarm water.

The persecution of independent more or less Biblical Christian churches in Russia and China, a persecution which involves any other kind of cult outside the national religion, seems to be a trend that will not stop, but extend all over the world. In Italy one of the two winners of the political elections is a fan of Putin's Russia, Matteo Salvini. He invited Italian entrepreneurs to plant business - not churches, in the secessionist pro Russian republics of Donbass. He represents the trend in Europe towards the "one nation, one people, one church". 

https://www.stopfake.org/it/la-lega-nord-invita-veneti-e-lombardi-a-delocalizzare-le-loro-aziende-in-ucraina/

Just one shell kills some Italian businesmen in Donbass. They don't need to disguise as "Ukrainan forces", just exhibit the Russian original uniform. When pro-Russian guys will say "Ukrainian disguised as Russsians!" to "give the blame on us!", don't worry, all the world will believe it.  The day after the Italian parliament votes to exit Nato. Americans kicked out. The Italian peninsula becomes the admiral ship of the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean. 
Of course this one is  only a speculation. I don't do that in order to refresh the geopolitical cospirationism as political fight.  This simply could be what God has in store for us. Jesus warned us, how much we are intelligent to understand the signs of the weather, but fully blind to see the signs of the times.

Therefore is this trend something we should fight as secular, political soldier, or accept as Christian soldier facing with dignity persecution? Rather, isn't God, taking away the freedom and the guarantee in which we are sleeping our faith,  awaking us? We started to love too much this world, and its protective institutions, till the point where we forgot that it is the faith that keep us standing and not a liberal constitution. There are certain moment in (His)story where He puts you in front of a choice: Or you march towards the crown of glory of the persecution and martyrdom, or towards Hell, there's no middle way.
 
The rising of Christian faith outside the Western world is a sign against the Western world. We lukewarm Westerner will be spitted from the mouth of the Lord.
And if for a moment you think well, you understand why Atheist Communist China needs the Western world values, our values: covetousness, idolatry of money, consumerism and Evolutionistic Edonism. Or the intellectual vanity. The coming of our Lord is everyday nearer and Satan desperately tries everything to escape that moment. In the past he tried to substitute the loving and saving presence of Jesus in our lives with the one of a sinful human person: the pope, the priest, the political leader. Today Satan invites his victims to substitute Jesus with the same proper self.  YOU, Western Christian, watch again the above video and ponder: how long will endure the patience of God for me? Am I ready to go in the eternal depths of Hell, or meet the Lord in the air?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
China banning online Bible sales ‘absurd’ [article]
http://spirithismouth.blogspot.it/2018/04/china-banning-online-bible-sales-absurd.html
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

How God Deals With Nations # 1

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We see form the chronicles of our days, a special hatred between what seems to be the reborn Byzantine empire (Russia and her allies), and the religious descendant of the Ottoman destroyers of the old Byzantine empire. Is this a common sense of vengeance transmitted down generation by generation by the defeated side of the clash, or we can extract from it a more heavy Biblical teaching?

Nerve gas used in Syria attack, leaving victims ‘foaming at the mouth,’ evidence suggests
By Liz Sly, Suzan Haidamous and Asma Ajroudi April 10 at 6:12 PM Email the author
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/witness-to-syrian-chemical-attack-bodies-cold-and-stiff-mouths-foaming/2018/04/10/3787693c-3cc5-11e8-955b-7d2e19b79966_story.html?utm_term=.028dfd176a6d

The Byzantine empire has ever been associated with the iconoclastic/idolater clash:

Iconoclastic Controversy, a dispute over the use of religious images (icons) in the Byzantine Empire in the 8th and 9th centuries. The Iconoclasts (those who rejected images) objected to icon veneration for several reasons, including the Old Testament prohibition against images in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:4) and the possibility of idolatry. The defenders of the use of icons insisted on the symbolic nature of images and on the dignity of created matter.
https://www.britannica.com/event/Iconoclastic-Controversy

The involvement of the Paulician is evident, due to the temporal cohabitation of both 'problems' for the Orthodox idolatry. We'll deal with the Paulicians in a following post. Here it is marked the connection between the staunch idolatry of the Byzantine empire which caused countless multitudes of victims among the Biblical Christians, and the century later following definitive punishment of the Orthodox idolatry with the demons of Islam:

Fall of Constantinople, (29 May 1453). After ten centuries of wars, defeats, and victories, the Byzantine Empire came to an end when Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in May 1453. The city’s fall sent shock waves throughout Christendom. It is widely quoted as the event that marked the end of the European Middle Ages.
https://www.britannica.com/event/Fall-of-Constantinople-1453

From this lesson of history, learned through the lenses of the Bible, and especially the OT, we understand the relation of the Islam heresy with God's plan. Islam is still allowed in the world as warning, example and punishment for the apostasy and heresy in the s.c. Christian nations. As an allegory of the future (the writing blogger is a "Jesuitical" Futurist (ironic sense of ""), i.e. he reads the book of Revelation in a literal sense, refusing historical allegories), the "Islamic hordes" are a perfect forewarning of the still to come at the End Day(s) Locusts and of the related punishment inflicted by God.

Coming back to our idolatrous and Christian-persecuter Byzantine empire, it is now, after the above presented considerations, easy to see in the 1453 fall of Costantinople the wrath of God for the countless victims of the Byzantine idolatry, especially the proto-Baptist Paulicians. The idolaters had uncircumcised ears, and refused to hear the Lord, therefore God allowed the Devil to talk to them. With the Islamic conquest, the Devil told them about the warning of the Second Commandment about idolatry. But not in heavanly language, rather in the language of that Hell whose reality has been mocked by those idolatrous Byzantines, when murdering Christians who refused to worship Orthodox idols.

God wanted the OT as fundamental of the Bible for the gentile nations, not because they learn "how they are better than the Jews" (God doesn't instigate pride and self-righteousness!!), but simply to learn from the Jewish history in order to not repeat their error. God, throught the mouth of Jeremiah, didn't speak only to the Jews of those times, is still actually speaking to us, Gentiles of our days:


19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities? Jeremiah 8:9

15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men. Jeremiah 5:15-16

How God Deals With Nations # 0

Friday, February 23, 2018
The "paradise" of Darwinism, Evolutionism and apostasy: Sweden [on How God Deals With The Blasphemous Nations Today]
http://spirithismouth.blogspot.it/2018/02/the-pardise-of-darwinism-evolutionism.html
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China banning online Bible sales ‘absurd’ [article]

"Other religious texts, including those belonging to Islam, Taoism and Buddhism, were still available on JD, Taobao and Amazon – the three largest online retailers in China. But none has the Bible available."
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April 10 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends
URL: https://brnow.org/News/April-2018/China-banning-online-Bible-sales-absurd

China is purportedly the largest publisher of Bibles in the world, but the communist nation has now apparently blocked online Bible purchases for its residents.

Beginning last week, searches for Bibles at leading online retailers in China came up empty, according to reports from The New York Times and CNN.

The reports indicate certain Bible studies or illustrated storybooks were available through searches. Two merchants told CNN the Bible could be purchased through private messages, but public listings were now “impossible.”

China has historically restricted in-person Bible sales to state-sponsored channels and government-run churches, but online sales presented a loophole of sorts for Christians within the growing underground church movement.

That loophole has now apparently been closed as part of increased religious freedom restrictions – particularly against Christians.

Other religious texts, including those belonging to Islam, Taoism and Buddhism, were still available on JD, Taobao and Amazon – the three largest online retailers in China. But none has the Bible available.

Still, The New York Times reports that Chinese publishers have printed 160 million copies of the Bible and export it to more than 100 countries. About half of those are published in Chinese.

According to the Financial Times, the largest Bible factory in the world is in Nanjing, China, and run by the Amity Foundation, a government-sanctioned Protestant charity.

“In 2012, we celebrated production of the 100 millionth copy,” Qui Zhonghui, president of Amity, told The Telegraph. “It took 20 years to print the first 50 million copies, but the second 50 million took just five years.”

Yet the online ban is part of a troubling trend for Christians in the communist nation, as government pressure appears to be increasing.

William Nee, a China researcher at Amnesty International, told CNN there is “a broader trend under President Xi Jinping to more tightly control religion, especially Christianity. It’s absurd that the government claims to promote religious freedom at the same time that they’re banning the sale of Bibles.”

The New York Times reports more than 1,500 crosses were removed from churches from 2014 to 2016 in a Chinese province with close ties to Xi. Earlier this year, Chinese authorities reportedly destroyed several church buildings, including one where 50,000 Christians worshiped.

China ranks as the 43rd worst nation for Christians on Open Door’s most recent World Watch List.

Despite increased persecution, Christianity is projected to continue experiencing explosive growth in China.

According to projections from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, by 2020 China will have around 148 million Christians – or as many as Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom combined.

(EDITOR’S NOTE – Aaron Earls is online editor of Facts & Trends, factsandtrends.net.)
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Will Satan plan the next Tien An Man massacre in Cina targeting Bible believers with a Catho- Communist alliance?
http://spirithismouth.blogspot.it/2018/03/will-satan-plan-next-tien-man-massacre.html
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pro-Israeli and supporters of the Zionist cause are threatened in USA

 ".........Ismael Khoufaify, Director of Advocacy of the Governance Council of Minority & Marginalized Students at New York University, recently had a rough week. Swastikas had again been discovered in a campus building; someone in the dining halls marked Black History Month by serving watermelon kool-aid; some pro-Israel students expressed polite disagreement at a Jewish Voice for Peace anti-Israel hatefest. Khoufaify wrote on Facebook: “The last few days have sent me spiraling into a deep state of reflection. In the last week our NYU community has gone through hell and back. From swastikas, to kool-aid, to Zionism.” For Mr. Khoufaify, Nazism, racism, and Zionism were equally egregious.
Campus anti-Israel activists like to claim there is a “Palestine exception” to free speech, but from where we stand, Khoufaify’s flippant, arguably antisemitic, remark reflects what is really occurring on campuses all over the globe. Here are just a few more examples. Last week a University of Virginia panel featuring Israeli military reservists was forcefully disrupted, apparently violating multiple campus rules. Several days earlier, at the University of California at Berkeley, there was an antisemitic death threat against a Jewish professor. A week prior to that, students wishing to hear the moderate Israeli former minister Dan Meridor at London’s Kings College were confronted with a menacing mob of screaming demonstrators. At Princeton University in November the local Hillel chapter cancelled at the last minute a talk by Israel’s deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely in response to pressure from “pro-peace” students. In January 2017 the School of Oriental and African Studies student union passed a resolution banning anyone affiliated with Zionist ideology from speaking on campus on any topic whatsoever. Other veritable mob scenes have also occurred in recent years, in some cases (the University of California at Irvine, University College London) requiring police intervention to escort audience members or speakers out of the venue."
Continue to read the integral article at:

The Silencing of Pro-Israel Students on Campus
By Andrew Pessin and Doron Ben-Atar
http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/257840/the-silencing-of-pro-israel-students-on-campus?utm_source=tabletmagazinelist&utm_campaign=799a52a2e0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c308bf8edb-799a52a2e0-207784133

See also Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis boycotted by atheopat groups:

University Denies Free Speech to Ken Ham and Boots Him from Speaking
AiG President Gets Tossed from Speaking in Ironically Named Constitution Hall

by Patrick Kanewske and Mark Looy on February 6, 2018  

https://answersingenesis.org/religious-freedom/university-denies-free-speech/
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Under New Persecution, Faith Groups in Russia Turn to Human Rights Court [Yarovaya's law]

Note: Bible-believers are persecuted just because their final authority is God and His word, not human word, which is the final authority of the secular evolutionist 'human rights' civilizations. But, beside this, whatever could be the label attached to them, it is good and right to appeal also to  human powers who claim to defend the human rights. The human powers exist for God's will, it is Satan who fills 'em with his guys. Appealing to such powers to then suffer their unrighteousness is a duty of the Bible believer: in this God will judge and sentence them! Because God created the nations, but Satan the nationalism. 

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Under New Persecution, Faith Groups in Russia Turn to Human Rights Court

Jennifer Lea / Andreas Thonhauser / @andy_ADFintl / March 16, 2018 / comments
https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/03/16/under-new-persecution-faith-groups-in-russia-turn-to-human-rights-court/


Russia and the European Court of Human Rights have not always enjoyed an easy relationship.

Though the court dates back to 1959, Russia only accepted its jurisdiction 37 years later in 1996. Even so, according to the court’s records, Russia has continuously ranked as the second-most notorious human rights offender over the years.

With its new “extremism” law targeting religious minorities, Russia is on the fast track to becoming first on the list.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed this controversial piece of legislation into law in June 2016. In Russia, it is known as the “Yarovaya law” and is named after its leading co-author, Irina Yarovaya, a prominent member of Putin’s United Russia party.

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Russian authorities defend the law as a necessary security measure in the fight against radical, fundamentalist groups. While the law’s stated aim is to enable authorities to crack down on militant terrorists and extremist threats, the law has so far primarily been a threat to religious minorities that are anything but militant.

Just recently, ADF International, the global partner of Alliance Defending Freedom, intervened at the European Court of Human Rights in a landmark case concerning religious freedom in Russia. In this case, Jehovah’s Witnesses turned to Europe’s highest court in a desperate attempt to avoid a complete shutdown in Russia.

In 2017, the Russian law was used to label the group as “extremist.” The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ administrative center and 395 local congregations were subsequently closed.

Though a complete shutdown is drastic, the penalties could have been even worse. Under the new law, engaging in “extremist” activities can be punished with up to six years’ imprisonment and heavy fines. Foreigners face deportation.

But what exactly is considered “extremist” in Russia? Yarovaya and her fellow legislators are rather generous with their definition.

All “missionary activities” have become off-limits without prior government approval. They are defined broadly as “sharing one’s beliefs with persons of another faith or nonbeliever with the aim of involving these individuals in the ‘structure’ or the religious association.”

Any faith group could potentially become an offender. This concern must have crossed the minds of Russian legislators as well, as they exempted certain registered religious groups, namely the Orthodox Church.

Still, even those belonging to a registered group must carry permits showing that they belong to a state-approved group. Unsurprisingly, religious minority groups have a hard time obtaining such permits.

Though very few Russian government officials seem to disagree with the implementation of the new law, the Russian Constitution stands in clear opposition.

Article 28 of the constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and religion, as well as the freedom to profess no religion at all. Everyone should be allowed to freely choose, posses, and disseminate religious and other beliefs and act according to them.

The constitution does not impose registrations, permits, or specific geographic restrictions. It clearly protects religious liberty.

Before the new Yarovaya law, people like Pastor Donald Ossewaarde lived for decades in Russia under constitutional protections. A Baptist minister originally from the United States, Ossewaarde moved to a small town south of Moscow and for over 20 years built and shepherded the Christian community.

In summer 2016, his life’s efforts to spread the gospel in Russia came to a halt. During a gathering in his home, four policemen entered and sat down. They took notes during the meeting. Afterward, they escorted Ossewaarde to the police station where they charged him with a criminal act of “extremism.”

Ossewaarde’s case is only one among many others. To cite but a few, a Russian court recently fined an African Pentecostal pastor for conducting religious ceremonies while not having the necessary permit. Russian prosecutors pursued a pastor of the Church of Free Christians of Seventh-Day Adventists for delivering religious books. Local law enforcement interrogated American tourists for merely standing up to greet and congratulate the Word of Life Church in its own buildings during a Sunday service. Two of them were fined.

Like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ossewaarde has appealed to the European court. If the judges find that the recent extremism law has indeed compromised the right to religious freedom, indicted pastors and entire faith groups might be able to take up their work again.

The court’s judgment will affect the rest of the court’s 47 member

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Will Satan plan the next Tien An Man massacre in Cina targeting Bible believers with a Catho- Communist alliance?



Above image - Pope Francis SJ.
The Pope Bows to Beijing
The Vatican's plan to recognize Chinese-government appointed bishops feels like a betrayal to Catholics.

By Adam Summers and Lawrence McQuillan March 2, 2018, at 4:15 p.m.
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/civil-wars/articles/2018-03-02/is-pope-francis-selling-out-to-communist-china

The problem for Satan is the enormous increase of the Biblica Protestants at the expenses of the Catholics. The ratio Protestants/Catholics in Communist China is about 10/1. The same Jesuits confirm it:

China had an estimated 58 million Protestants and 9 million Catholics in 2010, according to the 2011 Report of Global Christianity by the Pew Research Centre. Based on these figures, Professor Yang Fenggang, director of the Centre on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University, estimated that there are now more than 100 million Protestants and nearly 12 million Catholics in China. He projected that by 2030, the total Christian population, including both Protestants and Catholics, could exceed 247 million, making it one of the largest in the world. (Author Ian Johnson estimates the number of Catholics as closer to 10 million in a recent report in America magazine, the Jesuit.)
----> http://www.heraldmalaysia.com/news/chinese-christian-churches-face-new-threats-as-state-religious-code-is-revised/41128/14

Interesting to note that recently the Communist Parliament of China approved the modification of the constitution in order to have a president for life in China, recalling a certain fashion in use in the ancient, heathen Roman Empire:

It’s Official: China Paves Way for Xi Jinping to be President for Life
By Daniel Politi
March 11, 201812:37 PM
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/03/china-paves-way-for-xi-jinping-to-be-president-for-life.html

A great allegory: The Pope of Rome, the today's Pharaoh, together with his Emperor of China/military liutenant , the life-President Xi Jinping, are seeking to murder the bride of the Lord, the Biblical churches of China, keeping the people of God an eternal spiritual labor slave of a God-less nation. Shall they have success in their evil plan?


“Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, 
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?” Matthew 21:42


Communist China today is a very clear witness of the marvellous God's intervention in the life of the nations. The Allmighty God helps the sowing and growth of His churches allowing a fitted social and economical environment in Communist China and to this divine purpose one has to thank for the astounding economic growth of the economy of Communist China, surely not to human efforts. The flower of the God's people growing in the most powerful allegory of ancient Egypt, namely the most powerful atheist and anti-Christian country in this world, is a terrible warning to the rest of the world, especially to the Evolutionist, Darwinist and philosophical "free" world of the decayed Western civilization. Of course the Devil is trying to counter the God's plan, but we know, that guy and his spirits and human servants are already defeated. The Holy Clock is inexorably advancing to Time Zero, when our Lord will come and we'll join Him among the clouds. Satan, the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet (perhaps one of the popes of Rome) shall be swallowed by the flames of the eternal Lake of Fire.  Beware, God never ceases to judge the nations! Amen!

Friday, February 23, 2018
The "paradise" of Darwinism, Evolutionism and apostasy: Sweden [on How God Deals With The Blasphemous Nations Today] 
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Monday, March 5, 2018

"anti" Replacement theology of the Catholic church - a new branch or a parasite grass?

 
"......Senior Catholic clergy who espouse replacement theology are actually denying the official teaching of the Catholic Church clearly expressed in the Declaration Nostra Aetate, in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and in numerous declarations by John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis. The official RC position on replacement theology is very clear. Senior Vatican Cardinal Walter Kasper set it out in 2003 in a major paper on “Anti-Semitism: A wound to be healed” that: 1. The Church does not replace Israel, but is grafted onto it."
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Pope-Francis-leads-Catholic-Church-in-pro-Jewish-direction-355704

18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched. Jeremiah, 7:18-20, KJV


.......For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Romans, 11:21 KJV