Saturday, January 21, 2017

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The Grace of God Manifested in Good Works



By Mrs. E. G. White

“By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Since we can be saved only through the grace of God, which is a free gift, why is it that man will to his own hurt, lift himself up in pride and take glory to himself for his supposed good works? The divine favor, the grace of God bestowed upon us through Jesus Christ, is too precious to be given in exchange for any supposed meritorious work on the part of finite, erring man. Man has nothing in himself. The most exalted does not originate from man, but is the endowment of his Creator, and can purchase nothing from God. Gold and silver cannot buy the favor of God; for the wealth of the world is the intrusted talent of the Lord. Let no one think that costly offerings to benevolent enterprises will elevate him in the sight of God, or purchase for him the favor of Heaven, or procure for him a place in the mansions which Jesus has gone to prepare for those who love him. The precious blood of Christ is wholly efficacious. “Ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” “Ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a price.”

The resurrection of Christ from the dead was the Father's seal to the mission of Christ. It was a public expression of his entire satisfaction in the atoning work. He accepted the sacrifice that Jesus had made on our behalf. It was everything that God required, perfect and complete. No human being by any work of his own could piece out the work of Christ. When on the cross Jesus uttered the cry, “It is finished!” glory and joy thrilled heaven, and discomfiture fell upon the confederacy of evil. After that triumphant cry, the world's Redeemer bowed his head and died and to all appearance the Captain of our salvation was conquered; but by his death he was a conqueror, and he has opened the gates of eternal glory so that all who believe in him may not perish, but have everlasting life.

The sinner's only hope is to rely wholly upon Jesus Christ. “Whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” Our acceptance with God is sure only through his beloved Son, and good works are but the result of the working of his sin-pardoning love. They are no credit to us, and we have nothing accorded to us for our good works by which we may claim a part in the salvation of our souls. Salvation is God's free gift to the believer, given to him for Christ's sake alone. The troubled soul may find peace through faith in Christ, and his peace will be in proportion to his faith and trust. He cannot present his good works as a plea for the salvation of his soul.


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Proclamation of Truth Our Work


In a special sense Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light-bearers. To them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world. On them is shining wonderful light from the Word of God. They have been given a work of the most solemn import,--the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels' messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention.

The most solemn truths ever entrusted to mortals have been given us to proclaim to the world. The proclamation of these truths is to be our work. The world is to be warned, and God's people are to be true to the trust committed to them. . . .

Shall we wait until God's judgments fall upon the transgressor before we tell him how to avoid them? Where is our faith in the Word of God? Must we see things foretold come to pass before we will believe what He has said? In clear, distinct rays light has come to us, showing us that the great day of the Lord is near at hand, "even at the door."

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Times have changed: Never on Sunday!




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Oh, how times have changed. I can remember back in the not-so-distant past, that Sunday was considered "sacred."By Dan Van Ommen

Oh, how times have changed. I can remember back in the not-so-distant past, that Sunday was considered "sacred." God rested on the seventh day and declared (in the Ten Commandments no less) that his followers do the same. No work was to be done on the Sabbath day by man or animal. The penalty for breaking the law of the Sabbath was more than a little harsh ... it was death by stoning.

Thank goodness the penalty for "breaking" the Lord's day, even 50 or 60 years ago was not quite that severe. Maybe that's because the Sunday "rules" as set forth, were basically idiotic.


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Monday, January 16, 2017

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Don't be blue about blue laws


By Jack Zaleski on Jan 15, 2017 at 7:03 a.m.

The debate about blue laws, the prohibitions on commercial activity on Sunday, is older than the nation. Today's much-modified laws are rooted in Puritan New England. Early blue laws are documented in a 1656 publication by the settlement of New Haven, Conn., that set down what was and was not permitted on the Christian Sabbath. The debate has gone on in the states at various levels of intensity since the colonial era, and is on the calendar at the North Dakota Legislature—again.

North Dakota relaxed its blue laws in 1967 and in 1991. There are all sorts of exceptions to Sunday closings, but since '91 most retail stores must be closed from midnight Saturday to noon Sunday. A proposal at the Legislature would allow Sunday opening all day, like every other day of the week.

Let it happen.

Why should government mandate a "day of rest" on Sunday when it's none of government's business when I or anyone else takes a day of rest? Why should North Dakota lawmakers, most of whom believe government intervention and regulation are anathema, arbitrarily determine that Sunday morning is off limits to buying groceries or tools? Why should government covertly endorse the Sunday Christian Sabbath when the diversity of religion in this state embraces many definitions of "the sabbath"?

Some church leaders apparently want government to partner with churches in order to fill the pews on Sunday morning. Bad idea. If churches are worried about sliding Sunday attendance, they should be looking at themselves. If church attendance is falling (it's not a crisis in North Dakota), preachers should concede their message is not resonating, particularly among young people, where there is compelling evidence millennials are the most unchurched generation in history.

Silly me. I believed sociologists and pundits who said the '60s and '70s generation would be damned to hell—we baby boomers, who now make up the graying, fading and dying mainstays of most mainline congregations. And whose children and grandchildren, in increasing numbers, want nothing to do with traditional church life.

Blue laws, however modest, do not determine church attendance. Persons of faith who value a congregational family will be in church Sunday morning regardless of Walmart's hours. Others don't attend because church does nothing for them. That has nothing to do with Sunday morning retailing.

A day of rest or going to church are personal matters. The Legislature should be about enhancing free choice, not demonizing choices some lawmakers don't like. Faith leaders who seek government endorsement of a sabbath disguised as a day of rest, confirm the failure of their message.


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Scorcese’s ‘Silence’ is a Difficult and Deeply Spiritual Masterpiece




By Dan Cava


January 15, 2017


Martin Scorsese is known best for his movies about violence. From the urban misfits of Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, and Raging Bull to the raucous gangsters of Goodfellas, Casino, and The Departed, Scorsese has been our most dependable and vivid chronicler of criminality in America. And yet careful students of his work know that Scorsese’s real obsession, the longest thread that connects all of his work, is religion. Guilt, punishment, sin, sacrifice, and redemption – the hallmarks of Scorsese’s complicated Catholicism flow through his films like a current.

His new project Silence tells the story of Fathers Rodrigues and Garupe, two young Portuguese Jesuit priests, as they search for their mentor Father Ferreira in seventeenth-century Japan. They fear that Ferreria may be lost in more ways than one. Japanese Christians of the time were plagued by brutal persecution at the hands of the government, and word has reached Europe that the missionary Ferreria may have apostatized – officially renounced the faith and trampled an image of Christ under foot. As the priests seek out Ferreira, they find themselves tested to the brink of physical and spiritual endurance.

Adam Driver as Francisco Garupand and Andrew Garfield as Sebastião Rodrigues. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


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The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer


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The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer



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In January 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That warning was issued prior to the decadelong escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further.

This is the faction that is now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump. They are using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as “Fake News.”

Their most valuable instrument is the U.S. media, much of which reflexively reveres, serves, believes, and sides with hidden intelligence officials. And Democrats, still reeling from their unexpected and traumatic election loss, as well as a systemic collapse of their party, seemingly divorced further and further from reason with each passing day, are willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry, and damaging those behaviors might be.

The serious dangers posed by a Trump presidency are numerous and manifest. There is a wide array of legitimate and effective tactics for combating those threats: from bipartisan congressional coalitions and constitutional legal challenges to citizen uprisings and sustained and aggressive civil disobedience. All of those strategies have periodically proven themselves effective in times of political crisis or authoritarian overreach.



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Southern Adventist University Partners With The Salvation Army For “Street Store” Service Project On MLK Day




Friday, January 13, 2017






Southern Adventist University is hosting a “Street Store” in partnership with The Salvation Army at 10:30 a.m. on Monday on the sidewalk in front of the Salvation Army, 800 McCallie Ave. If it rains, the store will move inside The Salvation Army. .

"Street Stores are sidewalk pop-up shops that offers a personal shopper to assist the homeless with free clothes, providing them with a dignified shopping experience as they try on and select their own garments," organizers said.

Shoppers will also be provided with soup, sandwiches, and entertainment at the end of their shopping experience. Approximately 100 Southern students, along with Salvation Army staff, will be volunteering at the event to assist with clothes and hand out free lunches for the “shoppers.” To watch a video about Street Stores, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDw0JtwQU8A.

This year marks the third year of the Chattanooga Street Store Project. The Salvation Army has been serving the homeless for 123 years in the Chattanooga area.



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Abbas opens Vatican mission, warns over US embassy move






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Friday, January 13, 2017

America THE WORLD'S 'POLICEMAN' and Revelation 13

Church Segregation Results In Free Adventism



HISTORY OF THE FREE SDA MOVEMENT



CHURCH SEGREGATION RESULTS IN FREE ADVENTISM


The first SDA church

In the beginning of the Seventh-day Adventist Church segregation was not accepted or practiced in its congregations. Although its membership was predominantly white, both white and black church members worshipped together. Church history interestingly shows that even in the South, where initially there were very few black converts to Adventism, it was “the custom in pre-Civil War days [that] slave church members had belonged to their masters’ congregations;” 1 in other words, they both attended the same church. Unfortunately, however, as more and more colored members began to be brought into the faith and the racial climate got worse, church leaders began to adopt new practices and policies, and people of color were denied equal rights within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

One observer who joined the church at the turn of the 20th century and witnessed the gradual changes in the church, was Elder John Manns, who shared his perspective of the situation in these words, “About ten years the two races experienced little or no difficulty in the North and West” as there existed “equal enjoyment of religious rights and privileges,” however, “as the denomination grew in popularity and influence, race prejudice began to engender Negro proscription,” and when “the number of the Negroes increased in the churches, race friction and proscription grew more rapidly.” 2

The Spirit of Prophecy made it clear that in some instances it was necessary for certain adjustments to be made in different parts of the missionary field in order to advance the truth. The church was instructed that these cautionary measures be taken especially in those cases where “demanded by custom or where greater efficiency is to be gained.” 3 These words of wisdom and caution for flexibility in carrying forward God’s work can be appreciated in light of the fact that it is “also a matter of record in American history that in the 1890s, in a period of economic and political unrest, segregation increased sharply, and many legal restrictions date from that time.” 4


Scorsese warns against 'tossing away' spirituality




Fiachra GIBBONS


January 13, 2017




US film director Martin Scorsese says he overcame 'monumental' problems to make his latest film (AFP Photo/MARTIN BUREAU)


Paris (AFP) - Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese said that despite "horrific" conflicts around the world involving religion "we shouldn't toss away spirituality".

The Oscar-winning maker of "Taxi Driver" and "The Last Temptation of Christ" told reporters on Thursday that he had to overcome "monumental legal and financial problems" to make his latest film "Silence" about the martyrdom of hidden Catholics and Jesuit missionaries in Japan in the 17th century.


"I was constantly discouraged from making it by Hollywood," said the 74-year-old director, who insisted that the human need for spirituality cannot be ignored.

He said his film, which he had been trying to make for two decades, was a meditation on the spiritual reflex. "It does exist. So how do we nurture it? Not necessarily through religion but in the spiritual meaning of being a human being."

Scorsese said that while "there are horrific events going on in the world" tied to religion "we shouldn't toss away spirituality".


Scorsese met Pope Francis -- who is himself a Jesuit -- before screening the film at the Vatican last month. The epic has divided critics with many classing it among his best movies, while others were less moved.

The director, who has described himself as a "lapsed Catholic, but I am Catholic -- there's no way out of it", said "three or four great actors" had turned down parts in the film because they "couldn't take" its religious subject matter or "put themselves in that position" before Adam Driver and Liam Neeson signed up for the project.

But Scorsese, who talked to reporters in Paris as the film opened across Europe, was unapologetic about the film addressing the big eternal questions.

- 'This is who I am' -

"There is nothing really to hide. That is who I am. I can't be what's fashionable. I'm 74, this is it, and it has value. Somehow the film was interwoven with my personal life like no other picture," he added.



Even the gruelling shooting of the film in isolated mountain and coastal locations in Taiwan turned out to be a "mystical experience. It was an ordeal," Scorsese admitted.

"I am a New Yorker, allergic to everything, who grew up in tenement corridors and I found myself on a mountain top."

He said he chose to stick with the title of Shusaku Endo's historical novel, "Silence", on which the film is based, because "if we come from silence and that is what we are going to, we should become comfortable with it".

"The film demands of the audience a certain concentration," he said.

The director said he had auditioned one great actor who later turned down the role on the set of his film "The Wolf of Wall Street", which starred Leonardo DiCaprio.

But a spokesman for Scorsese later told AFP that he would not be clarifying who the actor was.


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Obama Ends Decades Old Immigration Policy for Cuban Migrants



Jan 13, 2017 | 2:46 AM



The Obama administration on Thursday announced the termination of a 22-year-old policy which allowed every Cuban national who set foot on U.S. soil, with or without a visa, to remain in the country and gain legal residency.


The "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which was implemented in 1995 under then-President Bill Clinton, allowed any Cuban who reached U.S. soil ("dry foot") to stay but returned those intercepted at sea ("wet foot"). The policy has been a longstanding exception to the U.S. immigration policy and the Cuban government, too, has sought its repeal for years.


The policy shift, which is effective immediately, has been in the works for months in an attempt to normalize relations betweens U.S. and Cuba. The announcement of the policy change was abrupt because the governments of both countries wanted to prevent an exodus from the island nation to the nearby American state of Florida as people would have attempted to beat the deadline, reports Reuters.

"Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities," Obama said in a statement. "By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries. The Cuban government has agreed to accept the return of Cuban nationals who have been ordered removed, just as it has been accepting the return of migrants interdicted at sea."
President Obama also added that the United States will continue to welcome Cuban migrants, but in a manner consistent with U.S. immigration laws.

The move has been appreciated by the Cuban government who has always been firmly against the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, saying that it tempted its citizens to leave the country. Calling the agreement "an important step in advancing relations," Cuban officials also said that it "aims to guarantee normal, safe and ordered migration."

Obama made use of an administrative rule to change the policy which means that Donald Trump, who has strongly criticized Obama's efforts to improve U.S. - Cuba relations, could potentially reverse the decision when he becomes president next week, reports the Associated Press.

But the eviction of thousands of illegal immigrants strongly aligns with Trump's stand on tough immigration laws which was a key point in his election campaign, so it remains to be seen what he does when he takes the seat in the Oval Office.

While Trump has not yet issued a statement, or more plausibly 'tweeted', about the policy change, several members of Congress have spoken out against the move.

"Today's announcement will only serve to tighten the noose the Castro regime continues to have around the neck of its own people," Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, said in a statement. He also added that the Obama administration had not consulted Congress before changing the policy.

Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, commented that the existing policy needed to be revamped and not ended. Rubio also added that he spoke with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and was "heartened by the fact that in a week we will have a new administration committed to discarding the failed Cuba policy of the last two years."




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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Peace, security focal points of Pope's speech to Diplomats






2017-01-09 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday called on people of every religious tradition to join in condemning the misuse of God’s name to justify acts of violence.


Speaking in the Apostolic Palace to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See during the traditional exchange of New Year’s greetings with the diplomats, Pope Francis said, “[O]ne can never kill in God’s name,” adding that the world is, “dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God’s name in order to disseminate death, in a play for domination and power.”

Pope Francis also said, “Fundamentalist terrorism is the fruit of a profound spiritual poverty, and often is linked to significant social poverty.”


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Three Out of Four Jesuit-Educated Congressmen Vote for Abortion


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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Jesuit-formed alumni make up 10 percent of the U.S. Congress — and the majority of them have voted pro-abortion.

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is boasting that graduates of their Catholic-founded institutions comprise 10 percent of the 535 members of the 115th U.S. Congress. One day after Congress was sworn into office on January 3, the AJCU announced that 56 of their alumni were members of either the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives.

A review of these legislators' voting records show that 80 percent of them had voted for legislation favoring abortion. Out of the 12 Jesuit-educated senators, only two had consistently voted pro-life. Out of the 44 Jesuit alumni recently elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, only 12 had continuously voted for pro-life legislation.

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Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church



By Lauren Markoe
Acts of Faith

January 9 at 3:33 PM


Calvary Baptist Church in Washington. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)


Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors.

Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26.

A spokeswoman for the congregation said she didn’t know whether a gay couple leading a church was a first for Baptists.

“We look for the best people in the world and that’s who they were,” said Carol Blythe. “We’re very excited.”

The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA.

American Baptist Churches USA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sarratt and Swearingen come to Calvary from Greenville, S.C., where Sarratt has been serving as associate chaplain for behavioral health in the Greenville Health System and Swearingen as associate chaplain at Furman University, according to a news release from the church.

“We have found it so easy to fall in love with Calvary and its long-standing commitment to be a voice of justice and compassion for those who perpetually find the wholeness of their humanity disregarded and maligned,” the couple said to the congregation Sunday, according to the church.

Sarratt has also been filling the role of part-time associate minister at Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.


The women met in the First Baptist Church of Greenville, and were both ordained there after it adopted and implemented a nondiscrimination policy in 2015.

Sarratt, who holds an MBA from the University of Virginia, left the corporate world after she felt called to ministry and obtained her master’s in theological studies from Emory University.

Swearingen, who is fluent in Spanish, earned a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, where she won an award for her preaching.


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In 2014, after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, and the court denied South Carolina’s attempt at a stay, Sarratt told the Greenville News that the couple knew many who “chose sexual identity over a life of faith,” but that there is no need to sacrifice either.


Butler, Calvary’s previous senior minister, left to serve in the same position at New York’s the Riverside Church in 2014.

Calvary Baptist was founded by abolitionists who broke away from another Baptist church where congregants had refused to pray for Union soldiers during the Civil War.

Co-pastoring is a growing trend in U.S. houses of worship, with many churches and couples finding that sharing the often-emotionally heavy workload can benefit both the clergy and the congregants.

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Sundays-off bill is dead ‘unless labor laws reformed’



By JEREMY SHARON


Sun, 08 Jan 2017, 01:41 PM




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A senior government official says that an initiative to implement several long weekends a year will not advance unless the Histadrut labor federation is willing to allow substantial reform to the Law for Work and Rest Hours.

A committee headed by Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office Eli Groner to examine the possibility of instituting several long weekends a year recently completed its work and presented its recommendations to the cabinet on Sunday.

According to Groner, it was broadly proposed that up to four Sundays a year be designated as public vacation days.

However, it was argued that the measure would lead to a decrease in productivity and create extra costs for Israeli businesses due to the extra days off.

As such, the government will not be willing to advance legislation on the issue unless the Histadrut allows the Law for Work and Rest Hours to be reformed.

“Two to four Sundays off a year for Israelis could be a wonderful blessing, but we cannot ignore the burden of the lost productivity and the extra vacation days which will come out to billions of shekels a year and would end up being shouldered by Israeli businesses,” Groner told The Jerusalem Post.

“Businesses both large and small have been a convenient political punching bag for populist politicians, and this government is unwilling to keep playing along,” Groner said. “Therefore as much as I’d love to see Sunday’s off implemented, I can’t, in good faith, recommend doing so unless there were to be changes in tandem to the very outdated Law for Work and Rest Hours.

“When the unions are willing to talk to us about that, then we’re willing to open up the possibility of having two to four Sundays off a year in Israel.”

The Histadrut did not respond to a request for comment by press time.

Kulanu MK Eli Cohen has proposed legislation to institute long weekends, arguing that the 43-hour work week in Israel is longer than the 40-hour average of the OECD.

Cohen has said that the longer work week is actually detrimental to Israeli productivity, and also harms the balance between work and family life.

According to OECD statistics, productivity in Israel per working hour is significantly lower than the OECD average.

“Long weekends would dramatically change working life and would provide many benefits, including reducing worker fatigue, bettering the balance between work and family life, improving quality of life, and would increase commerce and tourism,” said Cohen.


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2017: The Year of the Truth Bomb!




Posted December 28th, 2016 at 9:52 AM (CST) by Bill Holter & filed under General Editorial.

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always the time to reflect and look forward. 2016 was a tale of two separate years. The first half (which followed the Fed’s rate hike) saw unsettled markets. Equities around the world looked like they were unravelling in Jan. and early February. Sovereign credit markets were generally firm while gold and silver took off like scalded dogs.

Then in the middle of the year, equities rebounded, interest rates started to rise while the gold and silver rallies were contained. Interestingly, the mining shares which were at one point in May, up 150% ytd, are still up roughly 50% but have been crushed anew. The second half and in particular the last quarter has seen interest rates all over the globe begin to rise fiercely. I believe this is THE most important event of 2016, the end of a 35 year bull market in “credit”!

As we end the year, there is nearly no “RISK premium” anywhere to be found. In fact, the mainstream explanation for higher rates is the “reflation” trade, I disagree. I believe the higher interest rates are a function of liquidity tightness. The old debt/growth leading to more debt/more growth circle has been broken because “debt saturation” levels have been reached. The central banks are stuck as they have cornered too much collateral and are now being forced to look at other markets (including equities) to onload to their balance sheets. Risk premium serves a very important purpose in “pricing” assets. Central banks have tried to negate this concept and have only created a scenario of “premium” nowhere and “risk” everywhere. In a world with more debt and the worst debt ratios ever, risk is unaccounted for.

2016 also saw the rise of the populist movement. We saw it in Britain, the U.S. and then Italy. Globalism is in the process of being rebuked and will again be tested in France and Germany next year. The movement has clearly gained traction as the globalist policies have not and are not working. People can “feel” this and see it with their own eyes.

2016 may have been the tipping point, 2017 could very well be the year the tipping point is widely known and understood. The French and German elections are slated, the validity of the “European Union” stands in the balance. It will be quite interesting to see, should the EU begin to unravel what will happen with the ECB? Who guarantees the ECB and what happens with their giant balance sheet? Of course, the same questions need to be asked about the euro itself and how sovereign currencies will be reintroduced?

“Truth” was also a key topic in 2016 thanks to WikiLeaks. Globalist propaganda “truth” versus the actual truth has come out into the open and become a battleground. In fact, several nations are trying to “legislate” truth, the latest being Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law. This is obviously quite dangerous and sews the seeds of potential conflict. The last quarter of 2016 saw some extremely interesting “truths” come out. Some that we certainly already knew, some we could not even imagine. What was interesting, nothing WikiLeaks put forth was denied, only their “methods” and thus the shots fired at messengers only.

It is hoped 2017 will be different and President elect does “drain the swamp”. Many do not believe this will happen. Many are either scared stiffless into their snowflake shelters while many others believe him to be a Trojan horse set in place to continue the pillaging. I personally do not believe this, we will find out shortly after his arrival. Either Mr. Trump is real or he is not. If he is not, what we have lived with over the last many years will continue into a lawless hyperinflation. It is with the assumption that Mr. Trump is real and truly a patriot that I will look at 2017.

First, I believe we will see some clues almost immediately as to whether Mr. Trump is real or not. Who will he nominate to replace Justice Scalia? Will he negate the many ridiculous (unconstitutional) executive orders? How will Jeff Sessions proceed? These are just a few questions but correct answers I believe will suffice to at least knowing the direction we are headed.

Maybe the following is wishful thinking, maybe not but I do believe 2017 has the potential to be the year of the truth bombs (plural)! Interest rates have already risen and will begin to expose the over leveraged in a fashion often described by Warren Buffett as the “tide going out”. We already see signs of this with various cities (Detroit, Chicago, Dallas), various states (Illinois, California, Puerto Rico), and even on a federal level. Higher rates will undermine bond values and thus pension/retirement funds. This is an ugly truth that will affect the general population and cannot be ignored.

The “rule of law” is another area. No one was prosecuted after the 2008 debacle, will Wall St. finally be held accountable? Will crooks go to jail or will it be smoothed over with monetary fines? What about these firms who have already paid fines, will they be successfully sued in civil courts? Will trustees be held accountable as pension plans/benefits fail? What about election fraud? Will there be investigations into cities who returned more votes for Hillary than were cast in total? Will the Podesta e-mails be investigated for Clinton foundation tax fraud amongst other misdoings? What about the pedophilia information, will this be a string they pull on or does it get a pass? Banking is obviously another topic, how are the “insolvents” handled? Will bail ins prevail in 2017 as per new legislation?

These are all tough questions and by no means totally inclusive as fraud prevails throughout every nook and cranny. It is my belief we will see early on this coming year as to the “mechanics”. One thought process to explore and likely in my opinion is a plan exists to dump it all on Mr. Trump. In other words and as Jim has asked, “will the machine even operate for him or do they just shut down and let the roof cave in”?

Thinking this through, if the Trump administration does actually pull on a few threads, do they unravel the whole system? If they don’t pull on various threads, will the “machine” (ESF) actually function for Trump? I guess it boils down to whether or not he is “one of them”. As stated, I do not believe he is “paid for” so it will be game over one way or another. Either the administration digs under the wrong rock or the fuse is lit before he even takes office.

I have written and offered proof that we are past the point of no return financially. The collapse is already carved in stone, higher rates will expedite the process. The question as I saw the election is whether we would deal with the coming financial, economic and social ramifications under a true rule of law or not. I suspect we will end 2017 “knowing” many things as “fact” that we only know in our gut now. In fact, if I was asked advice for Mr. Trump, I would advise he contact John Williams and go to the American people with his findings.

If Mr. Trump was smart (and gave no fear for his life), he would go to the American people with “benchmark” revisions going back some 30 or more years. Yes, the entire system will come down (as it will anyway) on his watch but coming clean is the best way to do it. Show true inflation, growth and unemployment numbers …during each previous administration and where we are truly now! This would be one heck of a truth bomb but the easiest way to avoid blame AND clear the slate to go forward.

To finish, yes there was much speculation and even “hope” in this writing. But one thing is for sure, we will one way or another see more “truth” than we have for many years. The truth will come because as Ricky used to tell Lucy, “you got a lot of ‘splaining to do”!

The conditions now exist that the “old truth” cannot be stretched any further, recent elections are proof the common man is no longer being fooled. Whether they be internal, external, international, financial, economic, social and of course criminal, truths of all sorts will most likely circle the globe like a flock of black swans in 2017!

That will do it for the remainder of the week unless something big comes up and needs commentary. We wish you a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Bill and Jim


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Philippine police raid Islamic centre before Catholic event






January 8, 2017




Devotees watch as a replica of the Black Nazarene is carried along a road during a procession in Manila on January 7, 2017 (AFP Photo/Noel Celis)More


Philippine police raided an Islamic centre in Manila and briefly detained scores of people as part of heightened security before a major Catholic festival, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

Two men were arrested for illegal drugs during the raid on the Islamic Center in the heart of Manila on Saturday, as authorities warned of possible attacks by Islamic militants when the Feast of the Black Nazarene reaches its peak on Monday.

"This is part of security preparations for the Feast of the Black Nazarene," Chief Inspector Marissa Bruno, spokeswoman for the Manila police, told AFP.

She said 82 other people at the centre had been taken to a police station but were released soon afterwards when it was found they had no warrants outstanding.

Bruno denied that police had targeted the Islamic Center, which includes a mosque, saying that other parts of the city had also been subjected to police operations.

Authorities have been on alert for possible attacks by Islamic militants to disrupt the Black Nazarene event, which is expected to attract millions of Filipinos.

The annual festival sees huge numbers of barefoot devotees crowding to touch a life-size and dark-skinned statue of Jesus that is reputed to have healing powers.

Two people were killed and hundreds injured during the crush of humanity at last year's event.

Security forces have said there is no report of a "direct threat" to the festival this year but they are wary that Muslim extremists may seek revenge for the killing of a pro-Islamic State militant leader last week.

Mohammad Jaafar Maguid, alias "Tokboy", founder and leader of the Ansarul Khilafa Philippines (AKP), was killed by security forces on Thursday.

His group is known to be a supporter of the IS group and has been blamed for various bombings and attacks.

Investigators are still looking into whether the AKP was involved in a bombing in the southern city of Davao in September which killed 15 people gathered in a popular park.

Local Muslim extremists have previously launched attacks on Christian targets, playing on longstanding tensions between the country's Christian majority and the Muslim minority.




ESA (European Sunday Alliance) Resolution Signatories


ESA Resolution Signatories

Anytime, anywhere – resolution for a better work-life-balance and synchronized free time in the age of digitalization





At its conference on 15 November, "Work-Life-Balance 4.0 - Challenges in a time of digitalisation", the European Sunday Alliance opened a resolution for better work-life balance and the synchronization of free time in the digital age.

The resolution calls for action at the European level, promotes sustainable and decent working hours including the right to be unavailable, supports an EU digital market that balances flexibility and security, and finally calls for synchronized free time and a common day of rest so that all in Europe may enjoy sports, cultural and family life, spiritual well-being and volunteer work.

Below is a list of signatories from the European Institutions, churches in Europe, trade unions, partner organisations, and national Sunday alliances.


Peter Novoveský, Allianz für Sonntag


Anton Culen, Allianz für Sonntag


Wilfried Wienen, KAB Deutschland


Maureen Hick, Uni Europa


Kummari Krishnakar, Mijark


Andy Predicala, International Young Christian Workers


Nancy Pauwels, ace csc Lbc-nvk


Otto Meier, EBCA


Denieze Edmond-Decoste,

Association pour le Développement durable en Haïti


Miroslav Mikolášik, MEP, EPP


Antoine Mellado, World Youth Alliance


Pierre-Valentin Costa, F.E.M.I.N.


Matthias Rabbe, KAB Deutschland


Marijana Petir, MEP, EPP


Bruno Feillet, Evoque Auxilière de Reims


Heikki Huttunen, General Secretary, CEC


Bruno Machiels, EZA


Francesco Corti, MEP Trainee


Angel Gudiña, Don Bosco International


Thomas Mann, MEP, EPP


Christina D'Ambrosio, Uiltucs Italy


Frank-Dieter Fischbach, Conference of European Churches


Gérard Muller, ECBA MTCE


Evelyn Regner, MEP, S&D


Nicola Speranza, FAFCE


Miia Järvi, Service Union United PAM


Doris Klingenhagen, EKD


San Onder, Tez-Koop IS (Turkey)


Haydar Ozdem-Roglu, Tez-Koop IS (Turkey)


Hakan Bozkurt, Tez-Koop IS (Turkey)


Peter Rüdig, SME-Europe


Gabriela Sierck, Dt. Bundestag


Olalla Michelena, Make Mothers Matter


Delphine Latawiec, CSC


Luca Jahier EESC, President Group III


Hannes Kreller, KAB Deutschland


Gabriele Kienesberger, Austrian Sunday Alliance


Dario Campeotto, FIST-CISC


Andreas Luttmer-Bensmann, KAB Deutschland


Right Reverend Dr Robert Innes,

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the EU






The Meaning of Baptism


Meaning of the Ordinance

The ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper are two monumental pillars, one without and one within the church. Upon these ordinances Christ has inscribed the name of the true God.

Christ has made baptism the sign of entrance to His spiritual kingdom. He has made this a positive condition with which all must comply who wish to be acknowledged as under the authority of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Before man can find a home in the church, before passing the threshold of God's spiritual kingdom, he is to receive the impress of the divine name, “The Lord our Righteousness.” Jeremiah 23:6.

Baptism is a most solemn renunciation of the world. Those who are baptized in the threefold name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, at the very entrance of their Christian life declare publicly that they have forsaken the service of Satan and have become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King. They have obeyed the command: “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, ... and touch not the unclean thing.” And to them is fulfilled the promise: “I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:17, 18.


Testimonies for the Church, p. 91.



Saturday, January 07, 2017

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Failing to Proofread and Check Grammar



Sounds too simple, right?

But for those of us with an eye for grammar and spelling, mixing up words like there, their, and they’re is more than annoying—it is an insult to the modern education system.

Another mistake that is all-too-common is the misuse of apostrophes, it’s versus its, and failing to make subjects and verbs agree in a sentence. It’s understandable if you feel like you can’t spell to save your life—get someone to spell check for you. Have another set of eyes (or two) look over your content and check for grammar mistakes. Invest in a copyeditor before you publish.

Because, really, there is nothing more unprofessional in online content than misspelled words or random apostrophes.


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Sabbath Observing Denominations — Sabbath Churches



Below is a list of over 500 Sabbath keeping Churches of all different denominations. Many say that Sabbath keeping is legalism but legalism is something you do to earn your way to heaven. The hundreds of different Sabbath keeping Churches that know the blessings of keeping God's Sabbath do not keep the day to earn entrance into the kingdom but keep the day because they love God with all their heart, soul and might. Salvation is a free gift and so there is nothing we can do to earn our entrance into the kingdom as we are justified by faith and not by works of the law. But does this mean we do not have to obey the law? Thankfully, Paul made the answer to this question clear and informs us that we do not make void the law through faith. Romans 3:31. For even further clarity, Romans 2:13 leaves no doubt as to who is justified before God. See saved by faith for more detailed information. Select the following for Frequently Asked Questions and misunderstandings on the fourth Commandment.

Sabbath keeping Churches know that keeping the Sabbath day is a SIGN that it is God we love and worship and that we are His children. It is also a SIGN that it is God that sanctifies us and makes us Holy. These are wonderful signs and very much a blessing. What happens when we devote a full day to God because we love Him so? What is the result of spending quality time with anyone you love? This of course is not legalism by any means and applies to any of the Ten Commandments. It is something we do because we love God and our fellow man. Even though we cannot earn our way into the kingdom by keeping the Ten Commandments, we are still judged by them and will not make it into the kingdom by not trying to keep them all in love and obedience to God. Jesus said in John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my Commandments.” and in John 15:10, “If you keep my Commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's Commandments, and abide in his love.” Jesus obeyed the Fathers Commandments and He asks us to demonstrate our love for Him by doing the same. We also find in 1 John 2:4, “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his Commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” See also Matthew 7:21-23, Hebrews 10:26-29.