It’s a terrible thing when religious leaders in any community abuse their position of trust but how much worse it is when they use it to abuse small, vulnerable children in one of the worst ways imaginable.
A news article tells how an Imam raped a young boy in his care. The boy has the strength and courage to tell his parents, which is no small feat. The religious leaders of the mosque banish him back to India, never to return to the UK. The imam does though and it’s when the victim confides in police that they track him down to another city having returned to the UK to be with his family.
Similar acts have always occurred, across all religions and in secular societies, often by people who abuse / use their positions of trust. Indeed there are people who seek such positions so they can carry out such crimes.
The one thing which stood out to me in this article was the man’s defense that the devil made him do it. The devil certainly had a hand in it somewhere.
We need to remember that we all have a responsibility to look after and care for children.
There’s a special judgement coming for anyone who hurts them. Luke 17:2 – It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
I tend to listen to the radio on my commute to and from work and this morning was no exception. Normally I tune into Infowars and listen to Alex Jones and his crew covering what’s happening in the World, live on the way home (5PM BST/GMT) and catching up on the way into work (8am BST / GMT). This morning I couldn’t stomach it. I don’t mean that in a condescending way, I think I just felt overloaded in all meanings of the word.
So, I tried to find a radio broadcast / recording for Paul Washer. Paul is so strongly sincere and passionate in his sermons that there’s just no escaping the power that works through him. Unfortunately I can’t find a great number of his sermons online. Back to my point though, this morning I was listening to an ‘old’ sermon on Psalm 1 and Paul talks through our relationship with God and how we should seek a genuine relationship with God and His word. Listening, Paul talks about our Birthright though and it’s OUR Birthright, no one is excluded, it is available to each and everyone of us on this Earth. What is our Birthright you may ask? It is our redemption and justification and we are entitled to it because of the sacrifice that Jesus, Christ made on our behalf. Just think about that for a moment. We ALL are entitled to this. I hope that people who weren’t aware of this find this blog post and go and find out what their Birthright is by looking at Jesus’ sacrifice for them. I pray they go on to accept their Birthright for truly there is none better.
When it comes to rich Middle-Eastern countries, Saudi Arabia is more often than not the one that comes to peoples minds.
For years it was seen as a lucrative destination for Brits (and others) who were prepared to work-away from home, with generous and tax-free wages for all kinds of vocations. It looks like the sun may finally be setting on the desert kingdom though. Low oil prices over the past few years have had their toll, so it seems, with vast numbers of migrant workers going unpaid and unfed.
It seems the Kingdom is still able to find money for its weapons though with vast amounts of money spent with the UK and a new deal with the USA on the cards though it’s noted that the US may be hedging it’s bets in the Middle East. Maybe the scorching desert sun is thawing frosty relations between the US and Iran?
Maybe Saudi should reign in its forces and activities in Yemen , Syria and Iran and concentrate on putting it’s own ‘house’ in order first?
There’s been a large sandstorm blowing in the Middle East for the past few years, glimpses from the edge of the storm hints at erosion and subsidence under the traditional centers of power but the true picture is far from clear.
Following on from my last post, where I talk about the lack of independent news coverage, another topic discussed in Chuck Missler’s weekly talk (around 24 minutes in) is to do with the U.N. taking over control of the internet and how this follows Barack Obama’s agenda of attacking the U.S. from within. Soon the U.N. will be an independent and unregulated policeman of what you can and can’t see and more importantly what you can and can’t say on the internet. I would say slowly the choke-hold on the availability of independent news sources will tighten but that’s far from accurate, this is more akin to standing on the gallows, the hood is on and the trapdoor lever is starting to be pulled. Checkout Infowars’ article for more information on what this could mean to you.
On a daily basis we see the same talking points regurgitated by “News Corporations” whether on a local, national or international level. Presumably they’re all being directed by Winston’s Ministry of Truth? For years I held the BBC in high regard, exalting them above other news agencies, thinking that they always tried to give an unbiased take on events both globally and nationally. Several years ago the scales fell from my eyes though. As a publicly funded body I wonder where, specifically, they get their line to tow from. Of late their constant attacks on Donald Trump clearly show which side of the tracks they’re on and it’s not the one of truly independent news . Hillary Clinton, her failing health, her unsecured Email servers, losing in the polls, small numbers at her rallies, never mentioned yet claims of Ivana Trump as a sex worker make the front page?
In his latest video Chuck Missler talks about the above (news in general) with a clarity I can only aspire to (about 20 minutes in). I check in and watch these videos weekly, I’d heartily recommend them to everyone.
As bizarre as this sounds, both a top muslim cleric in Iran and the Vatican believe we will be visited by alien(s) purporting to be Jesus. While the prominent ayatollah believes that the visit will bring the Muslim Mahdi, or saviour, to Earth, the Vatican say it will be Jesus. Although I’d read about the Mahdi before, arrival as an alien was a new one on me from an Islamic perspective (which I read on SkyWatch TV) though the Vatican’s interest and belief in extra-terrestrial visitations has been documented extensively by people like Tom Horn and Steve Quayle. Funnily enough I was just listening to a talk featuring Tom and Steve this morning prior to finding the Sky Watch TV report. In the talk Tom and Steve once again talk about the Vatican’s interest in Mount Graham and the Lucifer project which allows astronomers to scan the sky and look at what’s going on / out there in infra-red. Tom and Steve talk about how the Catholic church will try to sell the expected alien visitor as ‘God’ to a world which will be turned on it’s head by such a revelation. Of course we need to be aware, as instructed in Matthew 24:23-25
23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
Very interesting story highlighted by Paul Begley overnight. Is a peace accord, a covenant, really on the cards? We’ve seen similar things in the past but with Russia more prominent in helping to broker an agreement this time around my interest is certainly piqued.
One day, two earthquakes, one in Italy and the other off the coast of Indonesia.
In Syria we now have Russia (launching sorties from Iran), Turkey, the USA as well as the Syrian Army (advised by the Chinese) , rebel groups and ISIS fighting.
Greece saw some abnormal weather this week too with over 2,500 thunderbolts caused by high altitude storms.
Are these the birth pains as foretold in Matthew 24:8 ?
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
I posted a few weeks back about a weird looking winged creature that LA Marzulli had documented (now known to be a hoax however) and wondered whether these were the creatures prophesized in Revelation 9. Looking at photos and video of the creature it certainly didn’t seem a million miles away. Koinonia Research tweeted today about another kind of locust (Low-Cost , UAV Swarming Technology), unmanned autonomous vehicles which have been developed by the US Navy.
Scary technology. Imagine these vehicles swarming in the skies, searching out the targets they’ve been pre-programmed to detect and destroy, never tiring, constantly hunting.
There’s a constant search for the silver-bullet to fight cancer. You can understand why so many people believe that big pharma already have the cures, patented and locked away. Why use a silver bullet to eradicate a patient’s cancer? If you can stretch their treatment out over months, years you’ll make more money. Whether it’s the patient him / herself who’s paying for the treatment, an insurance company or the government the pharmaceutical company doesn’t care, as long as they can extort as much money as they can along the way.
Don’t get me wrong, pharmaceutical companies need a return on their R&D but you’d be a fool to think that they work towards remedies with a purely altruistic intention. You just have to look at the pharmaceutical company who was looking to sue the UK’s NHS service because they wanted to use a cheaper drug to treat blindness.
Reading this morning that holistic doctors are being ‘offed’ because of their promotion of a potentially new and very effective treatment for cancer and a host of other diseases is a sad indictment of the world we live in today where the almighty dollar is king.
How true does this ring from 1 Timothy : “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”