Monday, November 30, 2009

Herbert W. Armstrong was ahead of his time!

I'm often accosted by some who mindlessly cut and paste a list of Herbert W. Armstrong's "failed prophecies."

I respond Herbert Armstrong was ahead of his time and served as an early warning system. What follows is one of these many exchanges: it really enough to dismiss this written record as "being ahead of his time?"

Yes. Why don't you just be honest and admit you hate Herbert W. Armstrong because he spoke the plain truth that CANNOT be refuted? that your traditional Churchianity is merely baptized paganism the Bible condemns as part of Mystery Babylon? For exposing your SUNday as a pagan counterfeit of the biblical Sabbath; your pagan holidays you've sought with your replacement theology to replace the biblical festivals; that sheeple like you bleat they're born again and don't have a clue what they're talking about, since we're born again at the Resurrection only; that God is not the sadist traditional Christians make Him out to be; that the meek inherit the Earth -- not float off to Heaven; that you're not an immortal soul, eternal life is a gift from God; the wicked will be destroyed, ashes under our feet; we can become literal God-beings, members of the Kingdom-Family of God?

Why don't you just confess and forsake your sins of murderous hatred against HWA for slaughtering your "sacred cow" and exposing it as religious bull from Babylon?

Haven't I refuted Herbert Armstrong by showing his timing was off?

No. The apostle Paul also thought Christ would return in his lifetime. He was ahead of his time, as he, like Herbert W. Armstrong, later realized.

The enemies of God and Herbert W. Armstrong can't refute the plain truth of the Bible that anybody can read and see for themselves. That's why they have such a murderous hatred against Christ in him, just like the "religious" violently opposed Jesus for standing up for the TRUTH over their tradition.

May such misguided folks repent of their mob mentality against God's servants, and learn to go against popular error instead and start teaching the plain truth of the Bible (that contradicts their present idolatrous traditions). Otherwise they'll die in their sins and traditional darkness (John 15:22). what criteria did he speak truth?

Mr. Armstrong spoke the plain truth by the criteria of the Bible that counterfeit Christianity has rejected for their own traditions. The Bereans were noble for checking out what Paul said compared to THE BIBLE - not compared to their traditions (Acts 17:11).

...are you denying he said the things I posted?

I said Herbert Armstrong was ahead of his time. The PRINCIPLES of prophecy he spoke of remain absolutely true: a final revival of the unholy Roman Empire is prophesied and the EU is forging ahead with that Frankenstein Monster now.

I'm stating categorically that what you've thrown up against Herbert Armstrong is a DIVERSIONARY TACTIC, a dishonest attempt to discredit him, since you can't refute the black and white of the Bible he taught on the plain points I've made and you know it. Who do you think you're fooling by such pretense? God? Man? Why play your foolish games?

Proof that you're offering lame excuses is because every one of your popular traditional ministers or groups have taught and said worse things that, unlike HWA, aren't even true according to biblical prophecy, such as Russia attacking America (when Mr. Armstrong alone warned it will ultimately be a German-led Europe that attacks us that even some Protestants now agree is true) and yet we never see you get all hot and bothered about them or post against them or call them false prophets. Why your glaring double standard? Perhaps you're too blind to see it yourself, but now that it's been brought to your attention, prayerfully think about it and see this is the plain truth.

"For exposing your SUNday as a pagan counterfeit of the biblical Sabbath; your pagan holidays you've sought with your replacement theology to replace the biblical festivals" --

I believe Judaizers were addressed by Paul, not by me.

According to your vain traditions and popular error, Paul would be a Judaizer since he kept and taught the biblical Sabbath and festivals, just like Jesus did and will command all nations to keep when He returns and reigns in Jerusalem.

Are you in denial of this plain truth? It says Christ will command both Jews, Israelites and Gentiles, all nations, to keep the Feast of Tabernacles -- not pagan Xmas or Easter (should tell you a lot right there!)- when He reigns from Jerusalem with the glorified Saints, then brilliant God-Beings. Is Jesus a Judaizer? Rather, your kind are Roman wolves in sheep's clothing with your replacement theology, seeking to demonically replace the Sabbath with pagan Sunday, the biblical festivals with your hollow days of pagan origins that GOD HATES, and you do many other similar things with your idolatrous and tinsel traditions.

"...that God is not the sadist traditional Christians make Him out to be; that the meek inherit the Earth - not float off to Heaven;" -- who said anything about floating off? I have specifically said our hope is in the new earth.

Thankfully, you're correct about the New Earth, but your traditional Churchianity teaches folks go to "heaven or hell" when they die, which is a RELIGIOUS LIE. And I see you still misrepresent God as a sadist rather than a loving God who puts the wicked out of their misery, who mercifully destroys them completely in the Lake of Fire and lets them return to dust while the rest become divine.

"that you're not an immortal soul, eternal life is a gift from God;" -- Yes, a gift already given to all.

Another RELIGIOUS LIE. Why don't you believe the clear teachings of the Scripture rather than Catholic-Babylonian doctrines of demons? Satan said, "You shall surely not die." In other words, you're an immortal soul! Yet God's Word says the soul that sins it shall die, and Revelation speaks of the second death (from which there is never a resurrection), and Jesus spoke about destroying both body and soul in "Hell fire." Why don't you believe Him? God isn't the sadist you counterfeit Christians with your serpentine ministers make Him out to be.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not PERISH (death), but (on the other hand) have everlasting life."

Life or death - those are the only two choices. Not life and life. And who would consider it a gift if they had eternal life in torment? You're not even being logical or biblical. "The wages of sin is DEATH, but the gift of God is eternal life" (Romans 6:23). Life or death, plain and simple. And "no murderer has eternal life dwelling in him" (1 John 3:15).

"the wicked will be destroyed, ashes under our feet; we can become literal God-beings, members of the Kingdom-Family of God? Why don't you just confess and forsake your sins of murderous hatred against HWA for slaughtering your "sacred cow" and exposing it as religious bull from Babylon?" --

I don't believe you ever answered as to why HWA was lying to you about the Greek language, his sole basis for his beliefs; that it does not concern you......

Why are you still wrestling dishonestly, desperately, with YOUR straw man? I've clearly shown how biblical it is to know and believe and teach we're to become literal God-Beings and I don't need to know Greek to read it in the Bible and believe the simplicity that is in Christ.

Why are you so dishonest and trying to squirm around clear statements like "flesh and blood does NOT inherit the Kingdom of God," and "we shall see Him as He is for we shall be like Him," and even as we've born the human image of Adam, so we'll bear the divine image of Christ, the FIRSTBORN OF MANY BRETHREN.

Why don't you believe those clear Scriptures that you're afraid to address and go off on your little tangents, dishonestly? Why don't you let the Truth set you free from your lying traditions? Why resist the Holy Spirit of truth? You should praise God for exposing such darkness to you and be glad to forsake the Babylon you're in enslaved within.

Regardless, it's your choice: you can become dust or divine, have eternal life or eternal death. But, like God, I encourage you to CHOOSE LIFE.


Herbert W. Armstrong Was Ahead of His Time!

Will the Third Temple be built next year?

From Israel Today:

According to a centuries-old rabbinical prophecy that appears to be coming true, on March 16, 2010, Israel will begin construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

During the 18th century, the Vilna Gaon, a respected rabbinical authority, prophesied that the Hurva Synagoge in Jerusalem, which was built during his day, would be destroyed and rebuilt twice, and that when the Hurva was completed for the third time, construction on the Third Temple would begin.

The Hurva Synagogue was first destroyed shortly after its initial construction when Muslims demanding the return of loans tore it down. The synagogue was rebuilt a hundred years later and became the most important Jewish house of worship in the Holy Land, only be blown to pieces by Jordanian troops during Israel's 1948 War of Independence.

In 2001, Israel finally decided to rebuild the landmark, which today stands in the center of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City. The building is scheduled to be completed and the Hurva Synagogue dedicated for the third time on March 15 of next year.

Fear and Loathing in PA over Temple Mount Link to Jews

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu (

An Arab university lecturer and writer is hiding underground out of fear for his life after shocking the Palestinian Authority with a book that links Jews with the Temple Mount. The Arab world has been conducting a campaign, including removal of tons of dirt containing archaeological evidence, to try to eliminate historical Jewish links with the Temple Mount.

Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, of Birzeit University in Ramallah, threw acid on the propaganda campaign that tries to convince Arabs that the First and Second Temples never existed. He wrote in a book, “The legendary Temple of Jerusalem may be the place of the Presence of the Almighty and where the High Priests served Him.”

PA officials are furious with Nusseibeh, a scion of a distinguished Arab family, who now is in hiding and cannot be contacted even by mobile phone.

However, Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Middle East expert at Bar-Ilan University, told Arutz 7 that Nusseibeh actually is “small potatoes” compared to a Muslim grand mufti, in the days of the British Mandate, who wrote in 1929 that the Holy Temples on the Temple Mount were Jewish,

According to Dr. Kedar, Nusseibeh already had made enemies in the PA after declaring he is not interested in returning to his former home of Ramle, located near Ben Gurion Airport. He also was threatened with death several years ago after urging Arabs to stop suicide bombings and to abandon their claim to a "right of return" to Israel.

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Dr. Sari Nusseibeh is a glimmer of hope, of rare honesty, in the Arab world about the Temple Mount.

I'm sure there is "fear and loathing" among self-hating, liberal Jews too. They hate any light that disturb their darkness, which is why I was unjustly deported from Israel for highlighting the plight of the Temple Mount suffering under Nazi-Muslim occupation!

Highlighting the Plight of the Temple Mount under Nazi-Muslim Occupation

Israel enables Muslims to discriminate against Jews and Christians

On many political and religious forums I post and participate on (just google David Ben-Ariel and see for yourself!), there are a rotten few, stooges, who foolishly aid and abet the Nazi-Muslim occupation of Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount, and the Bolsheviks who enable them to flout Israeli law against religious discrimination daily as they trample the rights of Christians and Jews in Jerusalem. They are disinformation queens that I dethrone. This is typical of their hateful modus operandi:

And you're still a terrorist, an international criminal

Exhibit A of the old "shoot the messenger" syndrome! A terrorist? What a drama queen! The plain truth continues to terrorize those living a lie, who always make wild accusations, hysterical charges, never offering any documentation to back up what they say (because they don't have any whatsoever), shamefully engaging in disinformation, but always presenting me with an opportunity to shed light on the subject, exposing their darkness and desperation:

and banned for life from ever entering Israel again as long as you live

O ye of little faith! What proof do you have for such hysterical charges? For such wild accusations? NONE! We see right through you and your world of darkness. Won't you let the truth set you free? My unjust deportation from Israel was due to highlighting the plight of the Temple Mount suffering under Nazi Muslim occupation in an article published in Jerusalem (and now read around the world), even though the Israeli authorities lied and said it was about an "expired visa." Regardless, the Israeli authorities informed Senator Mike DeWine (R - Ohio) that I would be "eligible" to return in 2005 on a tourist visa. So much for your hateful nonsense!

Israel sets date for 2005

Due to personal business, family, friends and extensive travels in the United States of America the Beautiful, I haven't returned to Israel yet to visit the 8 kibbutzim I've served on as a volunteer (due to my God-given love of the Jews), to visit the grave of my holocaust-survivor/kibbutz mother Miriam Weiss, to see the Holy Land of Israel God knows I love so much, and especially the most holy site on Earth: the Temple Mount. In God's good time I shall return, as we're assured by the words of the Prophet: Zion shall be redeemed with justice.

Thank you for being a useful idiot and providing me this opportunity to again set the record straight. I know you've proven you don't care to be "confused" with the facts, but honest and objective folks will see what you refuse to see, blinded by your murderous and unwarranted hatred of those who love God, the Bible and Israel. Shame on you!

Still At Large!

Exposing the German-Vatican Plot to Occupy Jerusalem

Blow up the mosques or an expired visa?

Appeals briefs set in Obama eligibility challenge

A briefing schedule has been announced by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case alleging Congress failed in its constitutional duties by refusing to investigate the eligibility of Barack Obama to be president, according to an attorney handling the challenge.
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Still At Large!

The Jerusalem Post, Jan. 8, 1996, had a front page story about how the GSS sought my deportation for alleged involvement in a "plot to blow up the Al-Aksa mosque."

And now for the rest of the story:

IF the Israeli authorities truly suspected me of being involved in such a dangerous activity, they would have NEVER RELEASED ME with only my passport in their hands. As for those others allegedly involved in some plot, that were "still at large" - THEY'RE STILL AT LARGE to this day, twelve years later, because they don't exist! And, just like twelve years ago I protested my innocence, I continue to this day doing the same, consistent, honest and true, as God knows, and as they very well know.

They had a computer disk with Beyond Babylon on it back then, and now Beyond Babylon is professionally published, and it says now, as then, that it is the GOVERNMENT of Israel's responsibility to remove the mosques and prepare for the Temple. Gershon Salomon, chairman of the Temple Mount Faithful, has been stating that fact publicly since he helped to liberate the Temple Mount in 1967 during the Six Day War. What we say is LEGAL and BIBLICAL, although some would trample our rights to express ourselves and practice our religion, in a vain attempt to appease the Nazi-Muslim beasts. Thankfully, the Temple will soon be REALITY upon the TEMPLE Mount and the mosques will be history!

Exposing the German-Vatican Plot to Occupy Jerusalem

Dangerous Ideas?

American Detained in Jerusalem's Russian Compound

Israel's Unjust Deportation of David Ben-Ariel

Blow up the Mosques or an Expired Visa?

From Toledo to Jerusalem

Why Edward Abington, Jr. Must Be Investigated!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

12 Days of Global Warming

Spiritually bankrupt souls like hypocrite Al Gore crave some messianism in their lives and so preach the false gospel of global warming.

America has lost it

Are Americans Really This Stupid?

The powers that be want a dumbed down America so they won't know or care to ask legitimate, thought-provoking questions like: how can Obama be a natural born citizen when he admits his Kenyan father isn't an American and only those born to two American citizens are natural born citizens - a Constitutional requirement to be POTUS? A law review editor who has never published any articles in any law reviews? Obama sat for over 20 years in racist Jeremiah Wright's haven of hatred and never heard anything anti-American or anti-Semitic? Obama's health records are sealed from childhood to today? Why does Obama hide his Harvard Law School records? Wouldn't you be proud of them? Why does Obama hide his kindergarten records? Why does Obama fail to come clean with the American people and refuses to start being transparent?

Objective observers in other nations would, at best, wonder if Americans are really this stupid since Obama has kept us in the dark and too many folks fail to question why, fearful of being disturbed by the facts or simply contemptuous of truth. A mind is a terrible thing to waste - but a nation is a frightening thing to lose. It appears America has lost it.

President Usurper Obama

Emperor Obama

Shame on conservative cowards!

Obama's failure

Savior or Saboteur? Obama in a Realistic Light

Treacherous Obama and DNC comrades

President Barack Obama sound good to you?

BLACK DAY IN AMERICA: Obama Wins, America Loses

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jerusalem project to clean up 'Solomonic' wall

November 19, 2009
EDMOND—Brent Nagtegaal, instructor of archeology at Herbert W. Armstrong College, and Harley Breth, student body class president, will transfer to Jerusalem for a six-week project in late November. Under the supervision of Dr. Eilat Mazar, they will clean up the area around a wall from the period of the First Temple and do some excavation as well.

The wall is probably part of a “Solomonic” gate complex from the First Temple period originally excavated by Sir Charles Warren in the 1860s. Sir Warren excavated the outside of the gate complex. In 1986, Dr. Eilat Mazar discovered the inside of the gate complex, a rectangular stone complex measuring over 2,000 square feet. Previous to the discovery of this water gate, there was little archaeological evidence to corroborate the biblical references to the Davidic dynasty. Dr. Mazar’s excavation, though, was never completely finished, and she will now return with support from the college to clean up the area and complete the excavation.

This project has a smaller scale than previous phases of the dig and Mr. Nagtegaal will assist Dr. Mazar directly. They will work in the area south of the Temple Mount known as the Ophel, where Dr. Mazar’s grandfather, Benjamin Mazar, led the Ambassador College-assisted excavation. It is about 400 feet north of the City of David excavation of King David’s palace. Mr. Nagtegaal was a volunteer on phase two and three of Dr. Mazar’s dig, and served as supervisor of area G for the last half of the third phase.

May God bless these young men as they work in Jerusalem with our Jewish brethren, an opportunity of a lifetime!

I am a Christian Zionist

Jews and Christian Zionists

Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God Mentioned in Israeli Newspaper

Israel Work History (Worldwide Church of God)

Conflict in Jerusalem

Liberty Bell Park, Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi misinformed about Herbert W. Armstrong

God Bless British Israel!

Herbert Armstrong Got the Word Out About British-Israel!

Herbert W. Armstrong, author of The United States and Britain in Prophecy, did not claim the British-Israel truth was some special "divine revelation" to him, but Mr. Armstrong acknowledged how he was surprised at the amount of information on this subject in his local library in Oregon and how he GLEANED from it and presented it to us on a silver platter. Some of us appreciate that fact and focus on the message - not on the messengers.

Some pitiful, petty, nit-picking, easily distracted souls either accuse Herbert W. Armstrong of plagiarism, or of not giving credit to men like J. H. Allen or G. G. Rupert.

I've posted information on Judah's Scepter and Joseph's Birthright by John Harden Allen on my many blogs. We wouldn't even know about Mr. J. H. Allen if it weren't for Herbert Armstrong, would we? You would think he could have at least acknowledged a few of the British-Israel giants, but he didn't and life goes on and the truth gets out. Blessed be the God of Israel for restoring our identity to us!

I remember borrowing Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright from Carl Fields, a local elder in the Worldwide Church of God congregation in Toledo, Ohio, at one of our regular Bible studies held in the science auditorium of a high school. He didn't hand it to me in a brown paper bag, meet me privately in the parking lot, but handed it to me in public. We knew about Mr. Allen - who didn't? And those who did read his book were even more grateful afterwards for how Mr. Armstrong waded through many such works and presented it in a more clear and concise manner, blessed by his background in journalism. Even A.N. Dugger, the prominent Church of God, Seventh Day, editor of The Bible Advocate whom Mr. Armstrong knew and corresponded with acknowledged: "I have seen no work near its equal in clearness and completeness. You surely are right, and while I cannot use it in the paper at the present you may be assured that your labor has surely not been in vane [sic.]."

Mr. Armstrong was the one God used - not Allen or Rupert - to restore the identity doctrine to God's Church in a way that no others had. I trust Allen and Rupert (and many others they learned from) would praise God that Mr. Armstrong was able to get the word out! Folks who rightly focus on the message, who recognize the plain truth about British-Israel belongs to God and not to any man or organization, are grateful to God for using Mr. Armstrong mightily to share this truth with MILLIONS worldwide!

A History and Comparison of the Various Editions of The United States and Britain in Prophecy
By Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986)

The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy (United Church of God)

The United States and Britain in Prophecy (Philadelphia Church of God)

The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy (Living Church of God)

United States in Prophecy! (David Ben-Ariel)

What's Germany Up to Now?

What’s Germany Up to Now?
By Ron Fraser

Just where does Europe’s most powerful nation figure in the fallout following the appointment of the EU’s new president and foreign minister?

Those who watch what happens on the surface in Europe were left scratching their heads over the appointment of two unknowns to the two top positions created by the Lisbon Treaty/EU constitution. Dig below the surface, however, and the plot becomes clearer.

To really appreciate what is happening in Europe today, and in Germany in particular, one needs a historical perspective. But that perspective need not be long. Just a little over 100 years is sufficient. True, the political vision of Germany’s elites tracks back to Charlemagne in terms of its post-Roman Empire phase. Yet its true metamorphosis in a modern setting commences with the unification of Germany under Count Otto von Bismark.

Bismark was expert in creating alliances to favor German expansion by treaty. The strength of those alliances, as the French found out in 1871, was twofold. There was the power of the German military machine, especially its High Command. Then there was the influence of the elite bankers and industrialists who funded the war effort.

In terms of the process that seeks the extension of German power, nothing has really changed over the past 120 years. The European Union has been built via a series of treaties in which German politicians, its elite banker and industrialist cadre and its military officer cabal have, often behind the scenes, continued to wield primary influence.

Two entities have vied for power using the repetitively resurrecting Holy Roman Empire—the papacy and the German state.

From the time that Charlemagne consolidated the foundations laid by his predecessor Justinian for the seven consecutive resurrections of the Holy Roman Empire , there has been tension between church and state. Following the 19th-century crisis between Rome and Prussia—the Kulturkampf—during the time of Bismarck, that tension was largely resolved through the papal leadership of Leo XIII.

Leo’s attention then turned to resolving another conflict, which had arisen with the Industrial Revolution: the division between capital and labor. He released his famous encyclical “Rerum Novarum” (“On the Condition of Labor”) in 1891. It endorsed an essentially socialist approach to economic control.

From that time, we can trace the rising influence of Roman Catholicism within politics, industry, banking, commerce and the military in Germany. Its latter-day consequence has been an increasing penetration of the upper echelons of the movement toward European union. This has especially been the case since Germany’s defeat in World War ii.

After Kaiser Wilhelm’s unsuccessful attempt at global hegemony in World War i, Pope Pius XI issued his encyclical of May 15, 1931, titled “Quadragesimo Anno” (“On the Reconstruction of the Social Order”). That encyclical introduced the concept of subsidiarity that has since become a catch cry of the European Union.

In 1961, building on the themes established by Leo XIII and Pius XI, Pope John XXIII followed up with the introduction of the concept of globalism, calling for all peoples to live as one community working for the common good, in his encyclical titled “Mater et Magistra” (“Christianity and Social Progress”), issued May 15, 1961. This publicized the concept of a global “common market,” working for the good of the “global community”—themes deeply embedded in the general philosophy that undergirds the EU.

The theme of solidarity then threaded its way into Catholic social doctrine with the release of the encyclical “Populorum Progressio” (“The Development of Peoples”) by Pope Paul VI, March 26, 1967. Twenty years later, “Solidarity” became the motto of the Vatican-sponsored Polish workers’ movement, which underpinned the effort to break the Communist yoke on Eastern Europe, thus enabling the EU to build its long-awaited eastern leg (Daniel 2:33).

On the eve of that momentous change in the map of Europe, Pope John Paul II marked the 20th anniversary of “Populorum Progressio” with the release of his own encyclical on social doctrine, “Sollicitudo Rei Socialis” (“On the Social Concerns of the Church”), Dec. 30, 1987. That encyclical, produced less than two years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, was a reflection on the great social changes that had affected the world over the previous 20 years, destined to consummate in the collapse of Communist rule in Eastern Europe.

On July 7, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI issued the sixth papal dictum on Catholic social doctrine with his encyclical titled “Caritas in Veritate” (“In Charity and Truth”). In that encyclical, Benedict expresses the conviction that Pope Paul VI’s “Populorum Progressio” “deserves to be considered ‘the “Rerum Novarum” of the present age,’ shedding light upon ‘humanity’s journey towards unity.’”

It is a peculiarity of papal encyclicals on social doctrine that—from the founding document defining Catholic social doctrine, Leo’s “Rerum Novarum,” to Benedict’s “Caritas in Veritate”—all support the intervention of the state in economic planning and control, rather than the free enterprise system. This, of course, has ancient origins tracking back to the interventionism of the Holy Roman Empire, and even more anciently to old Babylon.

Knowing the history of Rome’s approach to economic theory and, more importantly, the Bible prophecies that bespeak its effect on our immediate future, it ought to come as no surprise that Pope Benedict has endorsed such a central role for the state in economic affairs. In fact, reading both the lines and in between the lines of his latest encyclical, this pope is calling for a world order regulated and controlled by a central power that would govern the world economy. Central to such a move is the role of the central bankers.

Given this history, consider current events.

Some ask, why have Germany and France forced the appointment of two apparent unknowns to the two most senior positions in the European Union hierarchy as created by the Lisbon Treaty/European constitution?

The reason links back to the unfolding process of German hegemony, initiated in its latest postwar effort, under the auspices of the European Union (which itself is an innately German concept).

The global economic crisis—which is growing steadily worse each month—has presented to German elites the very crisis that creates the opportunity to seize control of the global financial system. To obtain that level of control, Germany simply needs direct control of the globe’s central bankers.

Having forced the joint Franco-German decision regarding Herman Van Rompuy’s appointment as EU president (and chief tax gatherer) onto the 27-nation EU combine, Germany lay largely silent on the appointment of the other top post created by the Lisbon Treaty/EU constitution, that of foreign minister.

Why? In light of the control that Germany exerts over EU foreign policy, that position is a lame-duck post at present. The newly appointed EU foreign minister, left-wing socialist Englishwoman Catherine Ashton, stands to be isolated, not only being bypassed by Washington and Moscow, but hung out to dry by a future British government, assuming that the Conservatives gain power in the UK at next year’s election.

Until the German-Russian axis is fully cemented, supplanting the transatlantic alliance, Germany needs the continuing cooperation of Washington. Berlin and Washington remain at the head of current EU foreign-policy decisions. While that situation continues in the short term, the phone link between Berlin and Washington remains of paramount importance.

“Generally diplomatic relations between Washington and Berlin have been running on a stable trajectory in recent years that doesn’t leave much room to maneuver for newcomers looking to make a unique impact” (Deutsche Welle, November 18). That goes for both Germany’s new foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, and for his EU compatriot, Catherine Ashton.

Klaus Larres, a visiting senior research fellow with the U.S. Library of Congress, told Deutsche Welle, “Henry Kissinger asked years ago, ‘Who am I going to call if I want to call Europe,’ and that is still a question people ask themselves in Washington. … [S]o far it is largely [Germany’s Chancellor] Merkel the Americans would ring if they need to overcome a crisis or if they need someone who can mediate successfully as far as transatlantic relations are concerned” (ibid.).

But there is also another key reason why Germany was happy to retire from the ring after forcing its will on the EU presidency appointment.

“Conspicuously absent in the debate over two big-hitting EU posts up for grabs on Thursday, heavyweight Germany has aroused suspicions that it wants another job—president of the European Central Bank. … [O]bservers believe Germany could be saving itself to push for the top job at the ecb—arguably the most influential EU post, as the president governs monetary policy for all the countries that share the euro” (, November 20; emphasis mine).

The ECB is central banker to the world’s largest trading bloc. It sets interest rates for—and hence largely controls the economies of—16 EU member nations representing a collective population of over 300 million using the euro as their means of exchange.

But the power of the ECB president extends far beyond the EU. Of the richest and most influential nations—the G-20 which coordinate the global economy—the majority are EU member nations. With the G-20 member nations having a single vote each on matters of global economic and financial policy which the G-20 oversees, the majority vote will always rest with the EU. That’s how the world signed up to the future regulation of the global economy by the EU Financial Stability Board (FSB). It was won by the EU majority vote, hands down.

Within the G-20, it’s the powerful central bankers who call the tune. They control the purse strings of the world. Hence Germany’s desire to seize the top job of the most powerful and influential of all central banks, the European Central Bank. “The ecb president is and will remain one of the most powerful European voices in global policymaking,” said Marco Annunziata, chief economist at Italian bank UniCredit.

But Berlin will not be alone in competing for the ecb president’s job. The other strong contender is—guess who? Rome!

The tussle for the top central banking job may come down to two prime contenders. Germany’s candidate is Bundesbank head Axel Weber. Italy’s is none other than the governor of the Bank of Italy and head of the FSB, Mario Dragi.

Whether Berlin or Rome is successful in seizing what has become the most prominent central banking post on the planet doesn’t matter in the whole equation of unfolding events involving centralized control over the global economy. Either way, one powerful entity wins: the rapidly emerging seventh and final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation! •

Friday, November 27, 2009

Obama is a clear and present danger

No Jews Allowed

Obama's plan for Peace on the West Bank is not new.

The Nazis invented two words for it.

"Judenfrei" refers to "freeing" an area of all of its Jewish citizens. "Judenrein" (literally "clean of Jews") was also used. This had the stronger connotation that the area had been cleansed of Jewish blood. -more

-Dry Bones- Israel's Political Comic Strip Since 1973

President usurper Obama/Soetoro/Obama, regardless of his proud and stubborn refusal to be transparent (as promised - no change there), paying expensive lawyers hush money to keep his revealing documents in the dark, is not a natural born citizen of two American parents and is therefore not eligible to be POTUS according to the Constitution. It's past time the fraud and foreigner is brought to justice! Emperor Obama has got to go! He is a clear and present danger to the United States and Israel.

Berlin's Poison-Pen Letter (German diplomatic arm-twisting of Hungary)

Newsletter 2009/11/25 - Berlin's Poison-Pen Letter

BUDAPEST/BERLIN (Own report) - The Hungarian media reacted with estrangement to Germany and eight other western nations' diplomatic arm-twisting of Hungary. Through their embassies, the nine countries admonished Budapest with a public protest note, following Hungarian measures against West European and US companies operating in Hungary. A water company lost its lucrative franchise in a southern Hungarian city, because of overpricing and suspicion of irregularities while the German chaired European Bank for Reconstruction and Development along with a US company had to give up the radio frequencies of their stations to their rivals. The protest note was considered a very "unusual step and a venturous interference," an affront, to which the prime minister gave an immediate public response. He said he would take into consideration the objections of the West Europeans and Americans. This procedure shows clearly, to what extent Hungary has become economically dependent, above all, on Berlin. The mere threat of a withdrawal of investments is enough to force Budapest to enact new legislation.


PCG: Practice What You Preach!

God’s Sacred Calendar (Part Two)
November 20, 2009 | From

A closer look at some of the rules of the Hebrew calendar. This is where most of the controversy arises over the calendar. By Stephen Flurry and Mark Nash

It is true God has preserved His sacred calendar and holy days, and the correct dates to observe them, through THE JEWS. Yet the Philadelphia Church of God (PCG) and others continue in the proud and stubborn, idolatrous traditions of men and reject the correct Jewish dates for Passover and Pentecost, condemning themselves. Would to God folks would repent and let the truth set them free! Would to God they would practice what they preach and submit to the God-given authority of the Jews on these sacred matters!

Passover and Pentecost Differences Settled!
The correct dates to observe God's holy days should not be a Church of God issue, having been settled by God thousands of years ago and preserved throughout the ages by faithful Jews.

The Oracles of God
God's empowered the Jews - despite themselves - to preserve His Word. They are the only people on Earth that God has blessed and ordained to fulfill such a calling! God will not retract His Word or renege on this gift and responsibility that He's graciously bestowed upon Judah.

The Pharisees
Who isn't aware of the sins of the Pharisees? Especially the Accuser of the Brethren? But does that mean the truths they teach, even if they don't live them, are no longer true?

The Passover Memorial
When did God decree that Jesus could declare "it is finished" and die on the stake? Why at the very same time that THE JEWS were sacrificing their Passover lambs at the Temple! The Jews had always killed the Passover lambs during the final hours of the 14th. It was towards the end of the 14th, not at the beginning of the 14th, that the Passover lambs were killed.

Raymond McNair Rejects God's government

Did Herbert Armstrong Ever Observe Pentecost on Sivan 6?

Fuzzy Thinking Christians

Jew hatred in the Church of God

God’s Sacred Calendar (Part Two)

November 20, 2009 | From
A closer look at some of the rules of the Hebrew calendar. This is where most of the controversy arises over the calendar. By Stephen Flurry and Mark Nash

Some say there was no need for the Jews to preserve a God-inspired calendar, since God gave all the necessary instructions in the Bible for counting time yourself. That is simply not true.

During the time of the second temple, the Hebrew calendar was calculated and announced to the people by the Jewish court known as the Sanhedrin. “The new months were sanctified,” says Arthur Spier, “after witnesses had testified that they had seen the new crescent and after their testimony had been thoroughly examined, confirmed by calculation and duly accepted” (Comprehensive Jewish Calendar). This was such an important calculation that it was kept secret from the general population.

It was in A.D. 358 that the knowledge concerning proper calculations for the Hebrew calendar became public. At that time, the chief Jewish leader, Hillel II, was responsible for regulating the calendar. Notice what Arthur Spier wrote: “When oppression and persecution threatened the continued existence of the Sanhedrin, the patriarch Hillel II took an extraordinary step to preserve the unity of Israel. In order to prevent the Jews scattered all over the surface of the earth from celebrating their new moons, festivals and holidays at different times, he made public the system of calendar calculation which up to then had been a closely guarded secret” (ibid.).

The October 1957 Good News discusses this crucial point in history: “In that year [when Hillel II made his decree] the Jewish leaders published the information for all to know, so the broken and scattered Jewish nation (and Christians as well) would be able to continue the observance of God’s feast days in accordance with the new moons as calculated from Jerusalem.”

According to the Encyclopedia Judaica (Volume 8), Hillel II was the one who “regulated the order of intercalation, reckoned the year, and fixed the months for generations to come.” That is true. He did it according to precise calculations revolving around the 19-year cycle. But notice what else the encyclopedia says: “The opinion has been expressed that Hillel II was not the original creator of the fixed calendar but that it was the result of centuries of development which aimed at achieving a perfected system of fixing the calendar.”

With Hillel’s decree, leap years were predetermined and the rules of the calendar were fixed, all according to the precise calculations based on the solar system and its 19-year cycle. After that, when the knowledge was made public, anyone could precisely calculate God’s holy days in their seasons by following the fixed 19-year cycle of the Hebrew calendar.

Rules of the Calendar

Calculating the Hebrew calendar depends on three relatively simple steps. First, the precise time the new moon appears must be determined. Anciently, this was done by sight. Today, it can be figured by simple calculations. Secondly, once the new moon (or molad) is determined for the month called Tishri (the seventh month), the Feast of Trumpets (to be observed on the first day of the seventh month) is adjusted according to certain rules discussed below. And thirdly, a leap year is periodically introduced into the 19-year cycle in order to keep the calendar in season—in harmony with the solar year.

Here is the important point: anciently, these steps were calculated and determined privately by the Sanhedrin. Today, they are fixed according to the Hebrew calendar finalized by Hillel II. The new moons can be calculated precisely. The four postponement rules are listed below. And the predetermined leap years occur in the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th and 19th years of the cycle.

The new moon of Tishri is the point in time that sets the other dates of a year. Once Tishri 1 is established, the rest of the year is set and the following year can be calculated with extreme accuracy.

The new moon and the first day of Tishri occur on the same day 40 percent of the time. The calculations involve the application of four rules known as the postponements or Dehioth. In these specific instances, the first day of Tishri is postponed by one or two days which happens in 60 percent of the years:

1) If the new moon appears on Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday, the first day of Tishri is postponed until Monday, Thursday or Saturday.

2) If the new moon first appears at 12 noon or later, the first day of Tishri is the next day unless the next day is Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday, in which case it is delayed a second day because of rule number 1.

3) If the new moon appears more than 11.3 minutes after 3 a.m. on Tuesday of a common year (non-leap-year), then the first day of Tishri is postponed until Thursday.

4) If the new moon appears more than 32.7 minutes after 9 a.m. on Monday of a common year succeeding a leap year, the first day of Tishri is delayed until Tuesday.

The first two rules are the most frequently used. The reasons for the use of postponements are as follows:

• The first rule prevents holy days and the Passover from occurring at awkward times. For instance, if Tishri 1 (Feast of Trumpets) falls on Sunday, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day would be on Sunday making Feast preparation difficult due to the weekly Sabbath. If Trumpets is on Wednesday, the Day of Atonement would be on Friday (preparation day) and Passover would be kept Sabbath evening. If Trumpets is on Friday, then the Day of Atonement would be on Sunday, after the Sabbath.

• The second rule is purely an astronomical adjustment. From the earliest known times, noon was the only logical line of demarcation for the seasons and the new moon. The main reason for this is because while the time for sunrise and sunset varies, noon does not.

Seasons change at the spring and autumn equinoxes. This has to do with the tilt of the earth (23½ degrees on its axis) and the width of the sun as it apparently passes (actually it is the Earth which is moving) the celestial equator during the spring and autumn equinoxes. The precise moment of this passage occurs when the center of the sun passes the celestial equator. However, the trailing edge of the sun lags behind this equinoctial point by ¼ degree. It takes six hours for the sun to move ¼ degree. And six hours before sunset, during the time of an equinox is 12 noon—an obvious dividing point.

According to John Kossey, “Just as noon arbitrated the first day of spring and the first day of fall, it served a similar function with the assigned day of the molad—that is, the molad or conjunction of the moon had to have a natural and arbitrary limit, in this case noon” (The Hebrew Calendar: A Mathematical Introduction).

• The maximum number of days for a common year (non-leap year) is 355. Without rule number three, there would be common years with 356 days.

• The minimum number of days for a leap year is 383. Without rule number four, there would be leap years with only 382 days.

Without these rules and the application of the leap years, the calendar would fluctuate greatly from year to year. “The sacred calendar would be in a perpetual state of confusion,” writes John Kossey. Combined, these rules produce an orderly progression from year to year and season to season. They accommodate the differences in the solar year and the length of months or the lunar year. They permit us to keep God’s holy days in their seasons (Leviticus 23:4).

Once these rules for the calendar were made public, anyone could determine the first day of the month of Tishri. The exact time for the new moon of Tishri the next year can be calculated by adding 356.24 days to the current time of the new moon. The holy days for the rest of the year and the next year could then be determined by calculation. Passover is always 164 days before Trumpets. Atonement is 9 days after Trumpets, on Tishri 10, etc.

These rules demonstrate that God places greater importance on His holy days than He does on the calendar. John Kossey summed it up this way: “Instead of the sacred festivals being subordinate to the Hebrew calendar the latter serves the holy days.”

Avoids Scriptural Contradictions

“Why do God’s festivals fall when they do? Have we ever asked why Passover does not fall on the eve of Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday? Or why the fast of the Day of Atonement does not occur on Friday or Sunday? Or why the seventh day of the Festival of Tabernacles does not fall on the weekly Sabbath—but the eighth day commonly does. These are all curious features of the calendar God caused the Jewish people to preserve for us. These features are lost among those who invent their own rules for their own calendars. They are lost because people have lost sight of God’s authority over time” (Good News, April 1981).

There are obvious reasons for these God-inspired postponements. In Exodus 16:16-25, God instructed the Israelites to gather enough manna on Friday (sixth day) so they might have food for the Sabbath. Friday was a day to prepare for the Sabbath. This God clearly commanded in verse 5: “And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”

Today, the sixth day is still a preparation day for God’s Sabbath. The four Gospels plainly refer to the day before the Sabbath as the preparation day (Matthew 27:62; Luke 23:54; Mark 15:42; John 19:31, 42).

Now, let’s look at one of God’s annual holy days—the Day of Atonement. This day, according to God’s calendar, is on the tenth day of the seventh month (Leviticus 23:27). On this day we are to afflict our souls, or fast, which is to go without food and water for one complete day (sunset to sunset). For all of the other holy days, God commands that “no servile work” be done (see Leviticus 23:8). In other words, no work, except the obvious work needed to reheat food, feed yourself and so on. Yet on the Day of Atonement, God simply commands “no work” (verse 28)—not even final preparations for a meal.

Now ask yourself this: What if the Day of Atonement fell on the sixth day, the day before the weekly Sabbath? Then there would be an obvious contradiction in Scripture. How could you prepare for the Sabbath on the Day of Atonement? Likewise, what if Passover occurred on a Saturday night? Imagine a deacon trying to hurriedly prepare for the Passover service, while at the same time keeping the Sabbath day holy. God did not intend for His holy days to be in subjection to the calendar. It is just the reverse! And since we cannot alter the rotation of the moon or any other heavenly body, God has allowed for postponements so we can alter the calendar, while at the same time ensuring that all of His holy days are kept in their proper season.

Yet, there are those today who suggest we should just throw out the Hebrew calendar (even though it is referred to often in the Bible) and rely solely on looking for the first moon crescent, while not allowing for any postponements whatsoever. This is exactly what some Jews were demanding anciently! Notice what Jesus said to the multitude and the disciples in Matthew 23:2-4: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice. They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger” (Revised Standard Version).

Notice, Christ understood what God had entrusted these men with, even though they were self-righteous and rebellious toward God. They sat in Moses’s seat! The scribes were responsible for the preservation of the Hebrew texts. And it was the Pharisees’ court, also in Moses’s seat, which preserved the Hebrew calendar! Christ said, “practice and observe whatever they tell you.” He commanded the multitude to observe and keep holy the annual holy days according to God’s command—but on the days appointed by the Hebrew calendar.

Yet there was a certain element of people during Christ’s day who “put major emphasis on precise visual observation of the first faint crescent of the new moon. … They were more concerned with the visual appearance of the moon’s first crescent than they were with the spiritual requirements of the Day of Atonement” (ibid.).

Even though their observance was wrong, Christ plainly said there were still certain things God preserved through them, which we are to “practice and observe.” God has protected and preserved His oracles, the Hebrew Bible, calendar and week, through the Jews! Otherwise, the critics would have to admit Romans 3 is wrong.

Without the Jews, the Hebrew Bible simply would not have been preserved. Likewise, how would we know which day was the seventh-day Sabbath, were it not for the Jews? There are people in this world who believe that time has been lost. They seem to have a pretty strong case just looking at it carnally. After all, if 10 tribes of Israel became lost, and the Jews have been in and out of captivity, how can we even know we are in the proper seven-day week? Because the Jews preserved it! But how can that be? Didn’t the Jews reject the teachings of Moses? (Acts 7:39). Didn’t they reject Christ? Then how could they be used to preserve these things? Because God said they would. Likewise, God used them to preserve His sacred calendar.

A Round Earth

“What those today who want to establish their own calendars and their own authority overlook is that we live on a round Earth. One would have thought they knew that!” (ibid.).

The Good News went on to explain how, on a round Earth, there has to be a determined international date line. The authoritative dividing line that has been chosen is in the mid-Pacific. And since a straight line would cut right through certain regions or countries, it was determined that the line would circle around the islands in Western Alaska so that they might be included in the eastern zone. Likewise, in the Southern Hemisphere, in the South Pacific island of Tonga, the dateline circles in the opposite direction to incorporate the eastern region of the nation into the western zone. That means if God’s people lived in Eastern Tonga, they would actually observe God’s holy days a whole day earlier than those in Western Alaska. And this is exactly what was done for many decades under Herbert W. Armstrong, pastor general of the Worldwide Church of God. Even today, many Philadelphia Church of God members in New Zealand are near the end of their Sabbath when Americans are just beginning theirs. And that is because of an authoritative, arbitrary decision made by men.

People argue, what if you were stranded on a desert island, with nothing but your Bible? How would you keep track of time? By looking at the moon they insist. Yet, without a Hebrew calendar, if we all just looked for the new moon, do you realize that on a round earth, the new moon would appear at different times in different countries? In fact, 40 percent of the time, someone living in California will see the new moon a day earlier than those in Jerusalem. With God’s people scattered around the face of the Earth, calculating the figures yourself would only bring confusion. This very fact should reveal the need for a central authority concerning the calendar.

“God intended the earth to present just such problems so that authoritative decisions would have to be made—and people tested to see whether they are willing to come under authority of those empowered to make just such decisions” (ibid.).

To avoid confusion, the Hebrew calendar is based on the sun and the moon in relation to Jerusalem, where God’s future headquarters will be when His Kingdom is set up.

Careful Calculations

Again, let us consider some of the arguments of those who insist that the Hebrew calendar is merely the creation of Jews—not ordained by God. They contend that the Jews developed these rules for their own convenience. They also suggest that postponement rules did not exist prior to a.d. 358 when Hillel ii published them. A little history will easily establish that God expects us to apply these rules, just as Mr. Armstrong did. In fact, the very first year Mr. Armstrong began keeping the holy days, 1927, the rules of postponement put the Day of Atonement on Saturday instead of the preparation day—Friday. Mr. Armstrong observed Atonement according to the Hebrew calendar. He continued this practice until the day he died. The Philadelphia Church of God continues this same practice today. In fact, if we do not apply the rules of postponement, we will be keeping the annual Sabbaths on the wrong day 60 percent of the time.

Let us look closely at the example of Christ to see if He applied the rules of postponement or not. Follow this carefully. If we measure the exact time of the appearance of the new moon of Tishri 1, we can mathematically determine the exact time of the new moon of Tishri for any year. The increased technology in science has made determining the new moon very precise. In fact, the exact time for the new moon of Tishri in Jerusalem in 1978, as determined by scientists, was on a Monday at 5:34 a.m. With that date fixed, it is simply a matter of math to compute the exact time for any other year—before or after.

By calculations, we can determine that the Molad of Tishri for the year a.d. 31 was on a Thursday, October 4, at 11:52 p.m. Since the day begins at sunset, that day on the sacred calendar was actually Friday. Postponement rule number 1 states, “If the new moon appears on … Friday, the first day of Tishri is postponed until Saturday.” By this rule Saturday, October 6, a.d. 31, becomes Tishri 1, or the Feast of Trumpets.

Passover is always 164 days before the Feast of Trumpets. Therefore, in the year A.D. 31, Passover, the 14th of Nisan, would be on Wednesday, April 25 (164 days before October 6). Did you catch the significance of these calculations? Without the postponement rule, Passover in A.D. 31 would have been on Tuesday. This is important, because A.D. 31 is when Jesus Christ was killed. Furthermore, Scripture says He was killed on the Passover (Matthew 26:2). As Mr. Armstrong plainly proved in his booklet, The Resurrection was not on Sunday, Christ was crucified on a Wednesday afternoon, Passover, and was in the grave three full days and nights and was resurrected late in the afternoon on Saturday.

It proves Jesus Christ observed the Passover according to the rules of postponement! Without the postponement, Passover in A.D. 31 would have been on a Tuesday! If there would have been a problem with the way the holy days were being counted, Christ would have surely corrected it. Yet, He observed Passover that year without any mention of the days being counted incorrectly.

To argue against these plain facts, some try to change historical facts and insist that He died in A.D. 30, when the Passover fell on a Wednesday without the use of postponements. This reasoning is in obvious disagreement with plain historical facts and biblical truth. (Please see article “The Resurrection Was Not Sunday” for more.)

Not Biblical

Perhaps the biggest complaint critics have against the Hebrew calendar is that it is “not biblical,” even though certain months on the Hebrew calendar are referred to repeatedly throughout Scripture. Upon examining some of the arguments from Hebrew calendar critics, you will see who is basing their beliefs on the Bible, and who is not.

First, since the Bible often refers to days, weeks, Hebrew months and years, God obviously has a sacred calendar. And if it is not the Hebrew calendar, which calendar is it?

The Good News article asked, “Are we free to decide for ourselves when we think the month Abib—the month of the green ears—should occur? Are we to decide the matter on the basis of the state of the harvest in the Holy Land today? Some … have taken upon themselves the authority to determine the calendar for themselves. God lets them do so, but He has given them no authority in this matter. Who has that authority? Did Jesus give authority to the New Testament Church to preserve God’s calendar? Most certainly not! Nor did the Church ever preserve it. Nor did the Church preserve the Hebrew Bible. We use both. We have authority to teach and preach from the Bible (usually in translation), but God’s Church has been given no authority to preserve the Bible in either Hebrew or Greek. Nor have we been called to determine the rules of God’s calendar. This is a matter He has left to the Jews—hence it is proper to call it the Hebrew calendar, just as we speak of the Hebrew Bible.”

Yet, some have decided for themselves how to determine the calendar. One critic suggested that the Hebrew calendar is not needed, “since God gave all the necessary instructions for figuring the calendar in the Bible.” What follows, are the three main rules promoted by those who have been deceived into believing you can make your own calendar:

1) Establish the time of the new moon closest to the spring equinox from an astronomical table. This establishes the first day of the year.

Mr. Armstrong answered this argument best: “There is no Bible authority whatsoever for figuring the first day of the first month from the new moon nearest the spring equinox” (Good News letter, 1940). Mr. Armstrong was right. Check for yourself. It is not biblical. It is true that God says keep the holy days in their appointed seasons and that the beginning of the spring season is after the equinox, but nowhere does He say this is how the first month should be calculated.

2) If the Passover is after the spring equinox or on the same day as the spring equinox, you can continue to calculate the rest of God’s holy days.

Sounds simple. But that reasoning will lead you into a direct contradiction of scriptural commands. Notice! The spring equinox according to Jerusalem time always falls on either March 20 or 21. According to the above reasoning, the Passover could come as early as the spring equinox. Consider this: if there are 29½ days in every lunar month and Passover is on the 14th day of the first month, and the Feast of Tabernacles begins on the 15th day of the seventh month, that means there are 178 days from Passover to the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles.

Notice Exodus 34:22: “And thou shalt observe … the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.” In most Bible margins, that last phrase reads, “at the revolution of the year.” The Hebrew word for revolution is tequfah and is used specifically for the equinoxes or solstices. This passage in Exodus is referring to God’s holy days and how they are to be kept in their seasons. The feast of ingathering, also called the Feast of Tabernacles, pictures the great fall harvest and therefore occurs every year in the fall. This verse says the Feast is to occur at the turn of the year, which means at or after the autumnal equinox, which normally occurs on September 23.

If the Passover fell on March 20, that means the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles would fall on September 14—meaning the entire Feast and the Last Great Day would occur before the autumnal equinox—before autumn actually begins! This is no small error.

Did you realize that this is the exact same argument Mr. Armstrong faced in 1940? That year, a man was spreading lies that the Passover was to be observed much earlier—on March 22. Mr. Armstrong asked that man on what authority he based his decision. The man said it was based on the principle of finding the new moon nearest the vernal equinox. Mr. Armstrong went on to show this man, who later left the Church, that March 22 was too early for the Passover!

Do you think it is just coincidence that on the Hebrew calendar Passover never comes as early as March 20? In fact, the earliest Passover this century occurred on March 26. It usually occurs in early April. This not only ensures Passover will be kept in its proper season, but that the Feast of Tabernacles occurs at or after the autumnal equinox—in its proper season as commanded in Exodus 34!

3) If the Passover (14th day of the first month) falls before the spring equinox, then it would not be kept in its appointed season. Simply go to the next new moon and establish that as the first month.

Once again, there is no scriptural support for such a rule. Essentially, this rule is saying add a leap year (or a 13th month) when Passover falls before the equinox. The Bible nowhere mentions a leap year or a thirteenth month. However, the Hebrew calendar does! It sounds like these “personal” calendars are, in some points, patterned after the Hebrew calendar.

Some people have been deceived by these points because they seem so simple. After all, just determine when the Passover is by looking at the new moon closest to the equinox and count the rest of God’s holy days from there.

Those who have devised their own calendar with its own set of rules have absolutely no scriptural authority to do so. Furthermore, their so-called simple and precise calculations lead to gross miscalculations and scriptural contradictions. This is because God has given the responsibility of preserving His calendar to the Jews.

Critics say there is no Bible authority for the Hebrew calendar. And if that is true, then we cannot know when to observe God’s annual holy days, because there is no Bible authority for any other calendar. God refers to the Hebrew calendar throughout the Scriptures. And in Romans 3:1-2, He says the Jews are responsible for preserving it. By faith we know which calendar is approved by God!


How do we know we have an accurate record of the Hebrew Scriptures? Because God said He would preserve it through the Jews. What is our proof? Faith! But people in this world do not live by faith. God’s evidence is not good enough for them. The Good News wrote, “The kind of evidence men demand to prove that the Hebrew Bible—and for that matter the Greek New Testament, too—has been preserved does not exist. There are no original autographs extant for men to peer at and criticize. God lets them criticize copies, while they lose sight of what is written in them, through disobedience.”

How do we know the seven-day week has been preserved accurately? How can we be sure that time has not been lost? Because God said it would be preserved—through the Jews.

Likewise, God’s sacred calendar has been preserved! By what evidence can we prove that? Faith! But, as the Good News wrote, the kind of evidence men seek to prove its authoritativeness simply does not exist!

Since the Philadelphia Church of God began in 1989, we have continually admonished people to prove all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21). You will be able to prove God’s truth and it will be simple to understand for all who have an open mind. Some have twisted this understanding to say, “You cannot understand the Hebrew calendar and how it works! It’s confusing.”

This is not confusing. For every 19 solar years, the moon orbits the earth 235 times. The Hebrew calendar, based on that 19-year cycle, combines the solar orbits with the lunar orbits, as well as certain rules to make sure God’s holy days fall at their appointed seasons. There is nothing confusing about it. God said He would preserve His calendar through the Jews. And by faith, we believe it!

Now if you sit down and try to calculate and preserve the calendar yourself, that would get confusing—just as you would be very confused if you tried to copy or translate the Hebrew Scriptures! But we have no authority to do that! We do, however, have authority to USE both. We teach from the Hebrew calendar, just as we do from the Hebrew Bible.

This is not confusing. God said He would raise up a servant in this end time who would come in the spirit and power of Elijah and who would restore ALL things (Matthew 17:10-11). We believe, by faith, that Herbert W. Armstrong fulfilled that role. One of the very points of truth he restored was the authority of the Hebrew calendar. Mr. Armstrong came to understand that truth early on in his ministry, due to a controversy that arose in 1940. He studied it thoroughly! The individuals who rejected what Mr. Armstrong taught eventually left the Church, never to be heard from again. The fruits of Mr. Armstrong’s work, however, continued to flourish abundantly as history clearly proves.

No, this isn’t confusing. Walking by faith and then judging by fruits makes this very plain and simple. Mr. Armstrong studied it, proved it, and the Church he raised up followed his authoritative decision until the day he died.

Today, we have again looked into the old arguments that seem to surface from time to time. And after further study, we must abide by the same, God-ordained, authoritative decision Mr. Armstrong made. As the Good News wrote, “Others can go their own way—till the judgment!” •


It is true God has preserved His sacred calendar and holy days, and the correct dates to observe them, through THE JEWS. Yet the PCG and others continue in the proud and stubborn, idolatrous traditions of men and reject the correct Jewish dates for Passover and Pentecost, condemning themselves. Would to God folks would repent and let the truth set them free! Would to God they would practice what they preach and submit to the God-given authority of the Jews on these sacred matters!

Passover and Pentecost Differences Settled!
The correct dates to observe God's holy days should not be a Church of God issue, having been settled by God thousands of years ago and preserved throughout the ages by faithful Jews.

The Oracles of God
God's empowered the Jews - despite themselves - to preserve His Word. They are the only people on Earth that God has blessed and ordained to fulfill such a calling! God will not retract His Word or renege on this gift and responsibility that He's graciously bestowed upon Judah.

The Pharisees
Who isn't aware of the sins of the Pharisees? Especially the Accuser of the Brethren? But does that mean the truths they teach, even if they don't live them, are no longer true?

The Passover Memorial
When did God decree that Jesus could declare "it is finished" and die on the stake? Why at the very same time that THE JEWS were sacrificing their Passover lambs at the Temple! The Jews had always killed the Passover lambs during the final hours of the 14th. It was towards the end of the 14th, not at the beginning of the 14th, that the Passover lambs were killed.

Raymond McNair Rejects God's government

Did Herbert Armstrong Ever Observe Pentecost on Sivan 6?
Fuzzy Thinking Christians
Jew hatred in the Church of God

Israel fails to repent and suffers the consequences

Palestinians stab Jews in Hebron, fire rockets from Gaza

Two Israelis wounded by taxi-ferried terrorist in Hebron; five mortars from Gaza hit southern Israel more
As long as Israel fails to remember the law of Moses (Malachi 4:4), the biblical solution as called for by Meir Kahane, and expel their sworn enemies, the rabid Arabs among them, they can expect the consequences, the curses for their disobedience (Daniel 9:11). It's as simple as that. When will Israelis wake up and repent and do the right thing and expel Ishmael and destroy Amalek?

What's New in Europe?

Open Europe press summary: 27 November 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

When Whites Shirk Their Responsibilities...

Re: The English-Speaking Nations of White Israelites
Kwame Guy writes:
I guess it depends on your definition of Racist. By dictionary definition we are all Racist, bigotry is a different matter. I find the perceived fear of being called a racist among white people, because of PC, is a bit of a cop-out for not taking responsibility for the blessings that you refer too.

I applaud you for speaking out, since most minorities will tell you, all PC aside: when whites prosper, we all prosper. When whites move up, we all have an opportunity to progress. However, when whites, panic, turn from God, practice bigotry and greed, then the effects on the rest of the races is always negative. PC was created by whites to excuse themselves from speaking the Plain Truth and shirking their responsibility to God and the rest of the Races. So by all means take pride in your Race and do everything you can to fulfill your God-given responsibility.

Amen brother! Well-spoken from a righteous Gentile.

Kwame, God bless you for your humble attitude and honest observations that are a blessing to see and know and sets an example for others to follow and gives us all something to think about.

Enjoy Elvis Presley Singing America!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Obama knew Fort Hood Terrorist Hasan?

Was the Fort Hood shooting perpetrated by radical Muslim Jihadist an orchestrated distraction? Was the shooting timed to prevent coverage of the Nov 5th D.C. Health Care Rally at the Capital Building? Was there a direct connection between Hasan and Obama? Did Rahm or Axelrod or someone else in the Administration who knew Hasan was a "loose canon" give Hasan his "marching orders?"

Shouldn't these be the questions the media is asking? Why is the media silent on this connection?

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Did Obama know Fort Hood Shooter Hasan?

The Assyrian Exile: Israel's Legacy in Captivity

The Assyrian Exile: Israel's Legacy in Captivity
Author: Cam Rea
Published: 6/19/2008 9:20:11 PM
Pages: 212
Keywords: Ancient Near East,Assyria,Babylonians,Christianity,Cimmerians,History,Israel,Judaism,Lost Ten Tribes,Politics,Religion,Saka,Scythians
Audience Level: Everyone
Genres: History / Military / GeneralReligion / SpiritualityPolitical Science / General

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6x9 Paperback 9781604811735 $21.00

About the Book

“Cam Rea describes the Assyrian Conquest of the northern Israelite Tribes and their subsequent history alongside that of Assyria itself. The account is historically accurate as well as exciting. Cam Rea has the ability to bring the past to life. This work encompasses original research work and pertinent insights. Anyone who wishes to know what happened to the Ten Tribes of Northern Israel after their exile should read this work. The reader will both benefit and enjoy doing so.

Yair Davidiy, Director of Brit-Am, Jerusalem, Israel”.

About the Author

Cam Rea is married with a family, lives in Kendallville, IN, and is a student of IPFW University of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Cam formerly served in the US Military in the Engineering Corps. His Army training and experience later helped him gain a deeper understanding of the Assyrian Military Apparatus. Cam Rea has had a long standing interest in the subject of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel and their early history.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 6

2. Rebirth of Assyria 7

2.1. Assyrian aggression 8

2.2. PUL? 10

2.3. Assyrian Expansion 12

2.4. Western union the best way to get paid 15

2.5. Damascus 22

2.6. To the Coast! 24

2.7. Quick bit 25

2.8. Event Horizon! 27

2.9. No Battles? 32

3. Hoshea, the last King of Israel 34

4. Deportation and Relocation 45

4.1. Who were the Medes? 49

4.2. Settling in 52

4.3. Slavery 55

4.4. Could the Israelites bare arms? 55

4.5. Could the Israelites master the horse? 57

4.6. Names 60

5. Who are the Cimmerians? 64

5.1. Who were the Ishkuza? 68

5.2. The role of Hosea 70

5.3. Location of the Cimmerians 71

5.4. Invasion of Urartu 78

5.5. Phrygia, Assyria, and the Cimmerian Rebellion 80

6. Sennacherib 85

7. Esarhaddon, Cimmerians, and the New Threat 90

7.1. Kastariti 103

7.2. Esarhaddon's Palace 118

7.3. Conclusion to Esarhaddon 119

8. Ashurbanipal and the revealing 121

8.1. Dugdammi, King of the World 127

8.2. Madya 144

8.3. Cyaxares and the Scythians 145

9. The Decline of Assyria 149

9.1. Nabopolassar 152

9.2. Josiah and Psammetichus 153

9.3. Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city 160

9.4. The Fall of Nineveh Chronicle 167

9.5. Aftermath 172

10. Final Thoughts 177

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving Thanks for Joseph's Birthright!

George Washington issued our country's first Thanksgiving Proclamation on October 3, 1789. In it, President Washington wrote:

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor . . .

"Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be--That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

"And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions--to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best."

As the United States is Manasseh, the son of Joseph, who was prophesied to become a SINGLE GREAT NATION, we have shared in JOSEPH'S BIRTHRIGHT and have every reason to be grateful to God for His Faithfulness and tender mercies this Thanksgiving Day and every day!

Joseph isn't Jewish!
The Plain Truth About the Lost Ten Tribes
The United States in Prophecy!

Good News / Bad News

The Bible is good news/bad news, just like the Ezekiel Warning Message with the hope of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God that will become increasingly personal and relevant to British Israelites and Jews specifically since the King of the Jews, the King of Israel, for the sake of His ethnic elect (beloved for the fathers' Abraham, Isaac and Jacob's sakes) will intervene and prevent the utter destruction of Jacob-Israel and the world will be spared because of it.

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall... Europe's rise - bad news! Europe's fall - good news!

Today the European Beast is taking shape and form before us, while the American, British and Jewish peoples continue their nosedive to oblivion. Both of these intertwined events were clearly prophesied (Lev. 26; Deut. 28). And it's only with our God-given understanding of biblical prophecy that we can see where these trends are rapidly heading.

Both the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation reveal a Gentile confederation of nations to emerge upon the world scene just before Messiah comes, wrecking havoc upon Israel and opposing the Heavenly Army (Dan.7; Rev. 13; 17).

The Church of God Must Warn the World!

We're in the Times of the Gentiles!