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"Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goes." [Joshua 1:9)
We are each like a child lost in a crowded market, who has strayed but a few feet from his mother, yet because she cannot be seen, the child is inconsolable. So we try by every method devised by religion to relieve our fears and heal our hidden sadness; but will all our efforts we remain unhappy still, with the settled despair of men alone in a vast and deserted universe.
But for all our fears, we are not alone. Our trouble is that we think of ourselves as being alone. Let us correct the error by thinking of ourselves as standing by the bank of a full, flowing river; then let us think of that river as being none else by God Himself. We glance to our left and see the river coming full out of our past; we look to the right and see it flowing into our future. But we also see that it is flowing through our present. And in our today, it is the same as it was in our yesterday, not less than, nor different from, but the very same river, one unbroken continuum, undiminished, active, and strong as it moves sovereignly on into our tomorrow.
Thank you, Lord, that I can have confidence in Your unchanging Presence. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, I know I am not alone. Amen
["A.W. Tozer On The Almighty God -- A 366-Day Devotional", Christian Publications; Emphasis in original]
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Is Antichrist Going To Arise From The Eastern Leg of the Ancient Roman Empire? Chuck Missler thinks so.
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Modern Fundamental Bible Scholars are united on the doctrine that Antichrist will come from a "Revived Roman Empire". Most assume that means he will come from Western Europe -- which is the Western "leg" of the Ancient Roman Empire.
When studying prophecies concerning the AntiChrist, we should remember that the Roman Empire had an eastern leg that, in fact, survived the western leg by a thousand years!
There may be far more relevance to Iraq and the mid-east region than is commonly recognized in most books and articles on end-time prophecy. All of us tend to equate the Roman Empire with Western Europe. However, we may have been subject to myopia by overlooking an important fact. The Roman Empire had an eastern leg. Could Antichrist come from that Eastern portion?
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Or Is Antichrist Going To Arise From The Western Leg of the Ancient Roman Empire? Tim Cohen shows you why it must be so.
was highly skeptical that anyone could know the precise identity of Antichrist before he arose on the world scene. Thus, it was with great doubt that I began reading this well-documented 443 page book. However, by the time I was two-thirds of the way through the book, I was convinced that Antichrist would come from the British Monarchy, from the House of Windsor. Tim Cohen, a Messianic Jew, provides overwhelming evidence, including heavy Antichrist symbolism, that proves his point beyond reasonable doubt.
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---------- This Weeks Hot News ----------
I. As the global news was filled with "Torture" of prisoners last week, one news story hit with the force of an atomic bomb: THE single-most important "intelligence report" upon which the Bush Administration had based its position that Saddam possessed WMD was squeezed out of a prisoner with torture -- the prisoner had lied to stop the pain!
NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq war intelligence linked to coercion", by Douglas Jehl, International Herald Tribune, December 9, 2005
"The Bush administration based a crucial prewar assertion about ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda on detailed statements made by a prisoner while in Egyptian custody who later said he had fabricated them to escape harsh treatment, according to current and former government officials. The officials said the captive, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, provided his most specific and elaborate accounts about ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda only after he was secretly handed over to Egypt by the United States in January 2002, in a process known as rendition."
"The new disclosure provides the first public evidence that bad intelligence on Iraq may have resulted partly from the administration's heavy reliance on third countries to carry out interrogations of Qaeda members and others detained as part of American counterterrorism efforts. The Bush administration used Libi's accounts as the basis for its prewar claims, now discredited, that ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda included training in explosives and chemical weapons.'
Even though we know that this story is fabricated in its main thrust, we are still going to use it for the information it provides about the horrible quality of intelligence which is wrung out of a victim by torture. But, before we get into this concept, let us explain what we meant in the first phrase of our sentence, i.e., "we know that this story is fabricated in its main thrust".
We were warning as early as October-November, 2001, that America was going to invade Iraq. How did we know this? Because that was the Illuminati Plan. Former Satanist Bill Schnoebelen, told me on several occasions that, during his training in the coven, he was told that the Illuminati drew up the plan whereby America would invade Iraq during their Bilderberger Meeting of 1954.
Therefore, President Bush was simply acting out the Illuminati Plan once the 9/11 attacks had changed everyone's mind set concerning foreign interventions. Additionally, we knew that Baghdad lay on the 33rd Parallel, a most coveted spot on earth for the dedicated occultist. It just made sense that Bush would aim toward Iraq; the only question was what the justification would turn out to be. Once President Bush and his advisers began to advertise that Saddam had WMD, we felt pretty confident it was a lie -- but it was the kind of big lie needed to justify an invasion of a small, third-world nation whose existence did not imperil ours in the least!
Therefore, the existence of WMD was fabricated in order to justify an invasion planned since 1954!
Now, let us return to this story to glean from it the golden nugget we need to examine.
This story says that the reason the Bush Administration was so wrong in its assessment that Saddam possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) was because it placed too much credence upon "intelligence" gained by torturing a political Islamic prisoner! As it turns out -- according to this story -- this prisoner lied simply to stop the pain being inflicted upon him.
Why should we be surprised? Cutting Edge has always reported the terrible truth about torturing as a method by which to extract information -- good, reliable information is almost never obtained through torture because the victim will simply tell his interrogators what he thinks they want to hear, just to stop the pain. Let us go back to NEWS1979, to review what we wrote in November, 2004:
"The mistreatment at Abu Ghraib may have done little to further American intelligence, however. Willie J. Rowell, who served for thirty-six years as a C.I.D. agent, told me that the use of force or humiliation with prisoners is invariably counterproductive. 'They’ll tell you what you want to hear, truth or no truth', Rowell said. 'You can flog me until I tell you what I know you want me to say. You don’t get righteous information.” ["TORTURE AT ABU GHRAIB: American soldiers brutalized Iraqis. How far up does the responsibility go?", by SEYMOUR M. HERSH, Posted 4-30-04, Edition 5-10-04, http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040510fa_fact]
Our current intelligence agents are just as aware as Rowell that torture does not get you truthful information. Therefore, these tortures and sexual abuses were not instigated to get truthful information; they were started simply for the sake of torture and humiliation! If the ultimate goal is to intimidate native-born American citizens so they will not protest too much when their liberties and freedoms are taken away, this tactic of extreme torture against Muslim prisoners makes sense.
Therefore, in this debate about whether torture of a prisoner is justified, let us remember the core fact: Torture does not get you truthful information.
Since this is the case, torture is never justified on the basis of gaining useful intelligence. Torture is only carried out for the sake of delivering pain and suffering to your foe, in order to intimidate the enemy and/or your own citizens. As we are approaching the time when a dramatic global crisis will give our government the ruse by which it can dissolve our Constitution and end our protections and our liberties, the Illuminati will find it quite useful to know that the American citizens know that they could very well be tortured.
We need to close with an admonition to genuinely saved Brethren. Former Satanist, Cisco Wheeler, off-handidly told me once that the Illuminati knows that no Born Again Christian will ever feel any pain from any torture inflicted upon them, as long as they are "calling upon the name of the Lord". The Holy Spirit goes to the aid of the believer at this instant of time to prevent them from feeling the pain. Remember the Scripture:
"And whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved..." (Joel 3:32; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary))
"When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you. For I am the Lord your God ..." (Isaiah 43:2b-3a; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
One of the great truths which the Roman Catholic Inquisition settled for all time is that Christians do not feel the pain of torture. Once again, we see this assurance in the Bible.
"And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king [saw and] was astounded, and he jumped up and said to his counselors, Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered, True, O king. He answered, Behold, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt!" (Daniel 3:23-25a; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary
"And the satraps, the deputies, the governors, and the king's counselors gathered around together and saw these men--that the fire had no power upon their bodies, nor was the hair of their head singed; neither were their garments scorched or changed in color or condition, nor had even the smell of smoke clung to them." (Daniel 3:27; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary
II. The Bush Administration may, indeed, go down in history as the "Torture President"! What a terrible indictment of a "christian" President!
A. Secretary of State Rice attempted to assure European leaders that the US was not torturing people, but her every statement opened up new problems for the credibility of the Bush Administration.
NEWS BRIEF: "Rice changes policy and says US cannot use torture overseas", The Scotsman, December 8, 2005
"THE United States performed a U-turn over the treatment of prisoners abroad yesterday when the Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, ruled out the use of torture. She said no US personnel could use cruel or degrading practices at home or abroad - contradicting a previous policy, which held that a ban on such treatment did not apply to Americans working overseas. The old rules meant CIA employees could use methods abroad that would not be allowed in the US. But yesterday Ms Rice said that, as a matter of policy, the United Nations Convention against Torture 'extends to US personnel wherever they are, whether they are in the US or outside the US'."
"CIA employees could use methods abroad that would not be allowed in the US"
This loophole in the treatment of American citizens is the reason that the American establishment set up Guantanamo Bay as a prison following 9/11. Providing further impetus to creating such a torture prison in Cuba was the coomon practice in American jurisprudence to extend many of the protections enjoyed by American citizens to foreigners accused of a crime. Quite honestly, Bush officials felt that they could do anything they wanted in a base off American soil.
Thus, on December 8, Secretary of State Rice said the door was now closed to this loophole. But, the very next day, Rice seemed to backtrack just a hair over this assurance.
NEWS BRIEF: "No torture of terrorist suspects? We can't guarantee it, says Rice", The Scotsman, December 9, 2005
"THE row over treatment of terrorist suspects by the US showed no signs of abating yesterday as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she could give no guarantee that terrorism detainees would not be abused despite clear rules against torture. 'Will there be abuses of policy? That's entirely possible', she said on a visit to NATO headquarters. 'Just because you're a democracy it doesn't mean that you're perfect'. But she offered assurances that any abuses would be investigated and violators punished."
Thus did Rice open the door just a crack as to whether terrorism detainees would ever again be tortured. And, as we know from the Six Step Attitudinal Change Plan, opening the door to a forbidden practice is fatal. Opening the door just a tiny crack allows the forbidden practice to continue. In this case, any time a story appears that American interrogators are still torturing people, an official whitewash investigation can be launched which will exonerate top officials and send only small fry to punishment.
In this article we quote above on the Six Step Attitudinal Change Plan, we note how this principle worked to open the door wide for the killing of unborn babies in the womb, a national tragedy which has killed 50,000,000 babies thus far. Listen as we extract this quote:
"Abortion: American society is clearly in Step 6 here, as 1.5 million preborn babies are murdered in the womb annually. Remember how we lost this war? We lost it in state legislatures when our side compromised to legally allow abortions ONLY in limited instances, narrowly prescribed instances, where the life of the mother might be in danger, or when the conception was a result of rape or incest. As "noble" as this compromise might have appeared to our ignorant legislators, it opened the door to this forbidden practice just a tiny crack. Soon, the Supreme Court kicked it wide open with Roe vs Wade, and now abortion is practiced in all three trimesters of pregnancy."
Rice backtracked from her December 8 statement just a bit, opening the door to the forbidden practice just a tiny crack.
One American newspaper found Rice's "assurances" totally without merit.
NEWS BRIEF: "Editorial: Prison secrets / Rice's assurances to U.S. allies are not credible", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 08, 2005
"Whatever is going on? Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is visiting America's European allies to deliver the message that the United States does not practice and, in fact, is opposed to, torture. The other astonishing part is that her visit this week is in response to the allies' fury and indignation that the CIA has carried out flights to their countries to transport prisoners to secret prisons where torture may have been used. That is, torture that presumably cannot be carried out in the United States without running so far afoul of the law that even this administration won't undertake it.'
Notice the last statement in this paragraph: 'without running so far afoul of the law that even this administration won't undertake it."
The Bush Administration has acquired an unsavory reputation for lawlessness, and for very good reason. As we have stated before, we have been reporting since November, 2001, on the fact that the Bush people have been torturing people, victims whose guilt has never been properly established in a court of law. We have even reported on the infamous legal argument by Ashcroft and his Justice lawyers to the judges of the Ninth Circuit of Appeals that President Bush had the right to torture prisoners, and the courts had no right to intervene (NEWS1885).
The extreme danger in this scenario is that, once the government begins to torture foreigners based on the flimsy charge of "terrorism", and once it can extend that torture to foreign born citizens, it can then begin imprisoning and torturing native-born Americans without charge and without trial. Of course, this is the Plan once the contrived crisis hits.
Now, let us examine instances where American officials have, indeed, imprisoned and tortured innocent people.
B. A German citizen held in a CIA torture prison for five months is now suing the United States government and several leaders, not only for torturing him when he was an innocent man, but continuing to imprison him after learning that he was innocent!
NEWS BRIEF: "The wronged man", L.A. Times, December 8, 2005
"THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION has a new public relations nightmare, and his name is Khaled Masri. His case has turned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's tour of Europe into a debacle, and if even half of his allegations are true, America's ever-grimier reputation in 'old Europe' will have another indelible stain. Masri, a 42-year-old German citizen, filed suit Tuesday against former CIA Director George J. Tenet and three private aviation companies. He claims he was snatched while on vacation in Macedonia in December 2003, drugged and flown to Afghanistan, where he was held for five months in one of those secret CIA prisons that the administration pretends don't exist."
"In prison, he says, he was beaten, photographed naked and held in squalid conditions. According to his lawsuit, he was detained for two months even after the CIA learned it had nabbed the wrong man, apparently because the Lebanese-born Masri's name was confused with that of an Al Qaeda operative. He was released on an Albanian hillside in May 2004, having never been charged with a crime. Masri is no enemy combatant; he was a car salesman."
Once again, we are confronted with the reality that this "christian" President who is said to be committed to "Dominion Theology" (the religious heresy which says that Jesus can only return after the church seizes the world for christianity), is really out of control. He is not acting as one who reads his Bible and who prays daily, and who professes a form of Christian religion.
Rather, he is acting just like the old Skull & Bones President we know him to be.
Jesus said that we "shall know them by their fruits". Yet, since the attacks of 9/11, we have seen only evil fruit from this President. In fact, Bush has stringently followed the known Illuminati plan in the aftermath of the attacks. We have carefully collected the news since January 20, 2001, of the evil fruit of President Bush. If you have not read this collection of the President's unbelievable actions, please click on "President Bush's Evil vs Good Fruits".
If you are open-minded at all, your eyes will be enlightened.
C. Just before Secretary Rice departed Washington, D.C., to meet with European leaders, the CIA reportedly emptied out its European "Black Prisons".
NEWS BRIEF: "CIA 'emptied secret jails' before Rice Europe trip", London Telegraph, December 7, 2005
"The CIA last month emptied two secret prisons in Eastern Europe of terrorist suspects in a frantic effort to defuse the "rendition" controversy ahead of Condoleezza Rice's visit to Europe ... Eleven leading al-Qa'eda suspects were transferred to a new CIA facility in North Africa, current and former officers told ABC television. The allegation emerged as Miss Rice, the US secretary of state, had an awkward meeting with Angela Merkel, the new German chancellor."
"The Bush administration has refused to confirm or deny that the CIA runs "black sites" in Eastern Europe to hold terrorist suspects outside the reach of US law ... The controversy intensified with the release of more detailed allegations on ABC News yesterday. It claimed that 11 top terrorist suspects were held on a former Soviet air base in Eastern Europe until some time last month. Several of them were later held at a second base, CIA officials told the network. They were all moved to North Africa after the Post's report."
"Ten of the detainees were subjected to the harshest interrogation techniques allowed, the network alleged."
After the unexpected victory of Angela Merkel over the despised Schroder, the Bush Administration made noises that they wanted to improve relations with Germany. This next segment reveals that this fight over American torture on foreign soil has made that goal very difficult.
"The row was the worst possible conclusion to a meeting that both countries had hoped would usher in a friendlier period of relations following the appalling relationship between Gerhard Schröder, Mrs Merkel's predecessor.." (Ibid.)
Read these news stories carefully, for they paint the true picture of the CIA; this agency is not the kind, benevolent, and wise organization having the best interests of Americans at heart, but is a cruel agency -- at least in leadership -- which has carried out these tortures. I find it disconcerting that TV shows and movies consistently paint governmental organizations -- CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, FEMA -- in such glowing, patriotic, and comforting light, when the reality is that these are the very organizations which will one day turn on the American people with planned vengeance.
NEWS BRIEF: " 'Torture' takes on new meaning in post-9/11 U.S.", By Claudia Parsons, Reuters AlertNet, 6 December 2005
"NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Torture has always been rife around the world but governments have generally condemned it, denied it, or both. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, though, some experts say the U.S. government has tried a new tactic -- redefining the meaning of torture. Reports of abuse of prisoners in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay have incensed U.S. adversaries and alienated allies ... "There was never a world where torture didn't exist," said Manfred Nowak, the U.N.'s Special Rapporteur on Torture, adding it is practiced "in a great many countries around the world. But usually, until recently, those governments would never actually admit they're torturing', he said. 'Now we have for the first time both an academic and a political debate saying 'We are living under new conditions. Sept. 11 has changed the rules of the game and that's why we have to rethink the absolute prohibition on torture'."
"President George W. Bush said again on Tuesday that the United States does not practice torture, or send suspects to foreign countries that torture."
All undiscerning Americans will likely take comfort in these reassuring words from President Bush. But, then, this article goes on to list the techniques which are allowed to be used on prisoners, since these techniques to not constitute torture. As you read them, think of these actions being used on you, to see if you really think they should be allowed.
Remember, the average American citizen is the ultimate target, because the ultimate goal is to abolish the entire American government. These are the approved non-torture "enhanced interrogation techniques" allowed under this Administration.
"ABC News quoted CIA sources last month as saying that six 'Enhanced Interrogation Techniques' had been instituted for top al Qaeda suspects, including slaps and extreme cold. The most severe is 'water boarding' in which a prisoner is bound to a board, feet raised and head slightly below the feet, ABC said. Cellophane is wrapped over the prisoner's face and water is poured over him, inducing a feeling of drowning. 'The cellophane is a modern addition to a technique that had its origins in the Spanish Inquisition', said Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch, adding that the State Department itself defines the technique as torture."
Senator McCain (R-AZ) fervently opposes torture because he was vigorously tortured as a P.O.W. in North Vietnam.
"In October the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a proposal by Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who was tortured as a prisoner during the Vietnam War, for a ban on 'cruel, inhumane and degrading' treatment of detainees. But the White House has been pushing to exempt the CIA, arguing that it would hamper anti-terrorism operations." (Ibid.)
This action by the White House opposing a Congressional ban on torture reveals the true heart of this Administration, for we have already stated the truth, that torture never produces good intelligence.
"Michael Greenberger, a senior Justice Department official in the Clinton administration who now heads the University of Maryland's Center for Health and Homeland Security, said McCain was trying to bring the United States into compliance with international norms, while Bush wanted to leave the door open for the CIA to act beyond those norms without prosecution ... McCain argued against relaxing the standard of what amounts to torture."
" 'To make someone believe that you are killing him by drowning is no different than holding a pistol to his head and firing a blank. I believe that it is torture, very exquisite torture', he wrote."
Senator McCain then reiterated our point about the ineffectiveness of torture as a means of extracting useful information.
"And if the United States is torturing prisoners, McCain wondered what results such treatment has brought. 'Abuse of prisoners often produces bad intelligence because under torture a person will say anything he thinks his captors want to hear -- whether it is true or false -- if he believes it will relieve his suffering', McCain said."
Since veteran CIA officials and Bush Administration officials know this is the truth, then why are they torturing innocent prisoners -- at least innocent in the eyes of the law? They are torturing these prisoners simply to intimidate their opponents -- both the Muslims and the political opponents of the Illuminati.
E. TV series like "24" and like-minded movies have accomplished their propaganda goal as a recent poll shows 61% of Americans support government torture of prisoners "under rare instances" if circumstances warrant it.
NEWS BRIEF: "AP Poll: Most Say Torture OK in Rare Cases", AP Breaking News, December 6, 2005
" WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans and a majority of people in Britain, France and South Korea say torturing terrorism suspects is justified at least in rare instances, according to AP-Ipsos polling ... President Bush and other top officials have said the U.S. does not torture, but some suspects in American custody have alleged they were victims of severe mistreatment. The polling, in the United States and eight of its closest allies, found that in Canada, Mexico and Germany people are divided on whether torture is ever justified ... In America, 61 percent of those surveyed agreed torture is justified at least on rare occasions. Almost nine in 10 in South Korea and just over half in France and Britain felt that way."
I find it incredible that 61% of Americans believe that torture is "justified at least on rare occasions"! What would the poll number have been before 9/11? After these unprecendented attacks on U.S. soil, a vast majority of Americans felt truly threatened, and were willing to allow the government extreme latitude in dealing with this new, unparalleled threat. So, to a large degree, this remarkable ambivalence toward torture is the result of those attacks, and of the many bogus terrorist threats which have followed in the years afterward (Read NEWS1888 for study on these false terror alerts)
However, many TV shows and movies have aired since 9/11 which feature torture as a very useful tool by which the government can gain the intelligence they need to narrowly avert total destruction! The TV series, "24" very strongly hits this point home. Time and time again, severe disaster is averted because Jack tortured one of the enemy, got the information for which he was seeking, and used that information to narrowly avert the terror attack.
We have written an article on this subject: "PREMIER EPISODE OF '24' VERY DISTURBING IN LIGHT OF CURRENT EROSION OF PERSONAL LIBERTY AND FREEDOMS SUFFERED SINCE 9/11" -- NEWS1729.
Torture is the key element of averting terrorist disaster in "24". In the 2004-2005 series, the President of the United States opposes the use of torture, and very nearly causes the complete destruction of the country. This President is depicted as a total idiot, and forefront in his actions was his opposition to using torture.
It does look like the American people -- sheeple -- have swallowed this lie, hook, line, and sinker!
III. An Arab-American who was indicted for participating in a terror scheme has won acquittal on more than half the charges against him, while the jury remains deadlocked on the remaining nine counts!
NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. May Yet Deport Acquitted Ex-Professor", A.P. Breaking News, December 8, 2005
" TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Federal authorities hit with a stunning defeat in a terrorism case against a former Florida college professor are considering deporting him instead of retrying him. A complex case that took a decade to assemble was rejected Tuesday when a jury acquitted Sami Al-Arian of eight of the 17 federal charges against him and deadlocked on the rest. Al-Arian, a Palestinian born in Kuwait, was accused of being a key figure in a Palestinian terrorist group that has carried out suicide bombings against Israel.
"If the government decides to abandon the remaining charges, it is doubtful Al-Arian will be permitted to return to his previous life in Tampa. He had been a computer engineering professor at the University of South Florida but was fired after his indictment. U.S. immigration authorities are holding him on an immigration detainer and will probably try to deport him if he is released from jail. The agency can deport any foreigner it deems a terrorism risk. The burden of proof for deportation is lower than it is in the criminal courts."
Did you catch that last sentence? "The burden of proof for deportation is lower than it is in the criminal courts."
The government could not prove its case against this man. Officials could not convince a jury to a "reasonable doubt" that he was guilty of terrorism. This proof that the government could not prove its case in an open court of law should be a heavy warning against keeping the two Patriot Acts on the books, since they allow arrest, imprisonment, torture, and even execution without trial!!
In a future "terrorist scenario" gripping the entire nation, the government will sweep up many people as innocent as this former professor, but they will not have the opportunity to defend their innocence in an open court of law, as this man was allowed to do.
The specter of Patriot Acts I and II remain over our heads like a Damocles Sword, awaiting only the onset of the planned dire crisis which will allow authorities to dissolve the Constitution and eliminate our rights. Once both Patriot Acts are implemented and enforced, any citizen can be arrested without charges and tried in secret court and even executed without due process. Your family does not even have to be informed as to your whereabouts!
The time is short, but thank God we have this trial as an open warning to all citizens of the peril awaiting us if we ever allow our Constitution to be dissolved.
NEWS BRIEF: "Caretaker gov't goes into effect Thursday as Knesset disbands", By Gideon Alon, Haaretz Correspondent, Ha'aretz News, December 9, 2005
"Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will no longer require Knesset approval for the appointment of ministers to his cabinet, following Thursday's publication in the official government gazette of the order for the disbandment of the Knesset, signed by President Moshe Katsav. Sources in the Prime Minister's Office said on Wednesday that Sharon would hold talks Thursday on adding new ministers to his cabinet. Under the Basic Law on the Government, there is no ceiling on the number of MKs Sharon may add to his cabinet, but he does require the cabinet's approval for e0ach appointment."
Therefore, for the next few months, until the election in late March, the Israeli citizenry will be ruled by Sharon and his Cabinet. Since Prime Minister Sharon demonstrated during the run-up to the Gaza Strip withdrawal that he had rock-solid support within his Cabinet, you can understand that Sharon now holds nearly dictatorial power until the election.
As the country moves closer and closer to the March election, Sharon and his new Kadima party will be aiming at achieving absolute control in the next government. As we stated in NEWS2091, the purpose in dramatically leaving Likud and forming Kadima is to move political forces both within Conservative Likud and Liberal Labor Parties toward the margins of power, seizing the open middle for his new party. Quite literally, Sharon hopes to so marginalize these existing parties that they will virtually cease to hold any political sway anymore.
Haaretz reported this week that if elections were held today, Kadima would receive 39 Knesset seats, compared to 22 for the Labor Party headed by Amir Peretz and 12 to the Likud, which has yet to elect a new leader. This poll result is incredible, for Kadima would hold 39 seats to a combination of 34 for the other two parties!
These next articles leads one to conclude that, perhaps, Sharon will succeed in his dramatic gamble.
The new Kadima Party looks more and more like it will win the election next March, without having to negotiate with splinter parties to form the next government.
NEWS BRIEF: "Likud chairman defects to Sharon", The Australian, December 7, 2005
" ISRAEL'S beleaguered right-wing Likud has suffered a new blow after its acting chairman, cabinet minister Tzahi Hanegbi, defected to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new Kadima party. Mr Hanegbi, a minister without portfolio, became the sixth member of the cabinet to follow Sharon out of Likud as part of the continuing turmoil in Israeli politics in the run-up to a March general election ... As the interim head of the Likud central committee, the party's main governing body, Mr Hanegbi was to have played a key role in organizing the elections to replace Sharon. Party primaries are due to take place on December 19 and it was not immediately clear if Mr Hanegbi's decision would affect the timetable."
Don't you find it interesting that the timing of this abrupt switch to Sharon's new party takes place just as the primary elections were to be held? This tactic may weaken the attempts of Sharon's political opponents to field candidates who might be able to defeat the Prime Minister in March.
NEWS BRIEF: "Poll: 62% of Likud voters, 42% of Laborites support Kadima", Ha-aretz News, 12/9/2005
"Barring any dramatic developments in the next few months, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has a good chance of being the next premier and the leader of the largest party ... he poll, supervised by Prof. Camil Fuchs, examined voters' views on the personal status of Sharon and that of his party, Kadima. Haaretz reported this week that if elections were held today, Kadima would receive 39 Knesset seats, compared to 22 for the Labor Party headed by Amir Peretz and 12 to the Likud, which has yet to elect a new leader."
Note that only the Likud Party does not have a leader elected as of now. This fact makes the defection of the Likud Chairman even more important, does it not?
Please also note again that Kadima would own 39 Knesset seats, compared to a total of 34 of the combined opposition parties. This situation is precisely what we have been predicting the very day Sharon left the "Conservative" Likud!
After the election, Sharon can successfully implement the terrible withdrawal of all Jewish settlers because his government will be solidly based -- will have an absolute numeric majority within the Knesset. No longer will he have to deal with splinter parties which can threaten to bring down his government. The withdrawal from selected portions of the West Bank will prove to deliver the greatest shock to the Israeli electorate of any other single event; a coalition government would never survive that test.
V. Israel declares "all-out war" against Islamic Jihad after a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the entrance to a crowded shopping mall in Netanya, killing five innocent civilians doing nothing more than shopping.
NEWS BRIEF: "Israel vows war on Islamic Jihad", New York Daily News, December 7, 2005
"TEL AVIV - Israel declared all-out war on Islamic Jihad yesterday, vowing to hunt down and kill the terror group's leaders who ordered a suicide bombing of a crowded shopping mall. Months of baby-step progress toward resuming peace talks with the Palestinians seemed blown to bits by Monday's attack in the northern coastal city of Netanya that left five Israelis dead."
"A military offensive ordered by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon shut down the West Bank and Gaza Palestinian territories, and at least 15 militants were rounded up. The father and brothers of the suicide bomber also were taken into custody. 'We decided to operate in a much broader, much deeper and more intensive manner against the Islamic Jihad infrastructure', Israel Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said. 'We will pay house calls', Sharon spokesman Raanan Gissin said. 'Either they will be brought to justice, or we will bring justice to them'."
Many times in the past three decades, Israel has "gotten tough" with the Palestinian terrorist infrastructure. In every single case, the IDF has successfully countered the thrust of the Palestinians; but, in every single instance, the Israeli government would pull the IDF off the task before it was concluded. Thus, the Palestinian terrorist organizations would be weakened, but never destroyed.
I suspect this scenario will be played out in this manner once again. Remember, Israel is in an election mode now, so her politicians will be very tough on the terrorists, especially the old war general, Ariel Sharon. In fact, a mild upsurge in terrorist attacks might strengthen his hand as the country goes into the election, for he can then act as the strong leader he has always portrayed himself to be.
As Israelis were trying to mentally and emotionally come to grips with this latest suicide attack, the point was made, once again, that the Security Fence does not deter determined terrorist attacks. This point is entirely correct, but people who hold this view do not understand the real purpose of the security fence!
NEWS BRIEF: "Netanya attack: Security fence fails, again", YNET News, 12/5/05
"Defense establishment officials estimate suicide bomber came to Netanya directly from northern West Bank, say 'territories cannot be hermetically sealed'. According to estimations, the bomber, Lutfi Amin abu-Salem, departed from one of the villages in the northern West Bank. These estimations have once again raised the issue of the separation fence and the supervision of the passage from the territories into Israel ... t is unclear how the suicide bomber managed to arrive in Netanya with the explosive device, but one of the possibilities examined is that he used one of the agricultural crossings in the separation fence.
"There are a number of agricultural crossings in the fence, and in addition there are crossings in which IDF soldiers conduct security checks randomly and according to intelligence information. Another possibility is that the bomber infiltrated Israel through breaches in the fence in the Jerusalem area. A number of infiltration attempts by terrorists have already been thwarted in the area ... In the past few weeks the security check level has been raised along the border fence gates, but IDF officials have clarified that not every vehicle could be disassembled to little pieces in order to search for an explosive belt."
This point has been made time and time again: the security fence cannot stop all terrorist attacks. In fact, terrorists have proven to be very clever in the way in which they have proven adept at penetrating the fence and/or finding loopholes within the system through which they can sneak the attacker armed with the suicide belt. Detractors of the concept of the security fence are absolutely right when they say that the fence only marginally increases Israel's security.
But, of course, that issue is quite beside the point and meaningless -- for you see, the security fence was not designed to keep the Palestinian terrorists from attacking Israel. The security fence is designed to keep the Jews on one side and the Palestinians on the other side so that the prophesied annihilation of the "House of Esau" can commence. No Jewish leader -- not even the evil Illuminati leadership typified by Sharon -- would find it acceptable to kill 60,000 to 80,000 Jewish citizens when they annihilate their Palestinian foe. Therefore, the security fence, coupled with the unilateral withdrawals from the Gaza Strip and portions of the west Bank, are designed to remove Jews from the territories so that 100% deadly fire can be applied to the Palestinian territories.
Yesterday, we posted a new analysis article which reports conclusively that the Palestinians are the "House of Esau" foretold in Obadiah 15-18. Please take a moment to read this fascinating prophetic fulfillment, taking place right in your Daily News (Read NEWS2095, "LEADING ORTHODOX JEWISH SCHOLARS CONFIRM CUTTING EDGE TEACHING THAT TODAY'S PALESTINIANS ARE THE "HOUSE OF ESAU" (Obadiah 15-18)
VI. City officials of Riveria Beach, Florida, are attempting to use the new Eminent Domain authority granted by the Supreme Court to throw out 6,000 middle to lower citizens from their homes so that wealthy developers can claim the property!
NEWS BRIEF: "Upscale project ‘taking poorer folks’ homes’: Florida waterfront development could displace 6,000 mostly blue-collar residents", The State, December 9, 2005
"RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — It’s across the inlet from Palm Beach, but this town — mostly black, blue-collar and with a large industrial and warehouse district — could be a continent away from the Fortune 500 and Rolls-Royce set. But Riviera Beach’s fortunes may soon change. In what has been called the largest eminent-domain case in the nation, the mayor and other elected leaders want to move about 6,000 residents, tear down their homes and use the emptied 400-acre site to build a waterfront yachting and residential complex for the well-to-do."
You are right if you are thinking that the recent Supreme Court decision -- which allows city officials to seize private property by invoking eminent domain if the expected tax revenues exceed the revenues now being realized -- is simply a scheme where the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. This particular case simply reeks of a land grab by the wealthy, using the new authority granted by the Supreme Court.
"The goal, Mayor Michael D. Brown said during a public meeting in September, is to 'forever change the landscape' in this municipality of about 32,500. Local leaders have said the $1 billion plan should generate jobs and haul Riviera Beach’s economy out of the doldrums. Opponents call the plan a government-sanctioned land grab that benefits private developers and the wealthy."
We could not agree more! I wonder how much money it took under the table to get these elected officials to vote for this proposal which totally violates the former sanctity of Private Property. Any economist will tell you that Private Property ownership rights is the most important anchor of our Capitalist economy. The ability of the individual to own and to improve his property is the kingpin by which this economy functions. Take this right away and our entire economy will begin to sink.
Further, private property ownership rights were granted originally by God Himself, to the Israeli people. In Leviticus 25, God sets forth Private Property ownership which He insists must be followed by Israel "in perpetuity" -- forever. Western societies have adopted their private property concepts primarily from this single chapter, not adopting every provision, but many of them.
Now you know why the Illuminati has decided to end Private Property rights in their coming New World Order. Any system God originated is due for extinction in this new Luciferian society.
Now, listen to this citizen's quotes who is about to lose their property. She understands the concept!
" 'What they mean is that the view I have is too good for me, and should go to some millionaire', said Martha Babson, 60, a house painter who lives near the Intracoastal Waterway."
“This is a reverse Robin Hood,” said state Rep. Ronald L. Greenstein, meaning the poor in Riviera Beach would be robbed to benefit the rich. Greenstein, a Coconut Creek Democrat, serves on a state legislative committee making recommendations on how to strengthen safeguards on private property."
While many state politicians are scrambling to devise laws which protect property rights for individuals, they have a very serious problem. Since the original Eminent Domain decision was handed down by the Supreme Court itself, any legislation passed by individual states could be overthrown by the same Supreme Court. A wealthy landowner who wanted a particular piece of property would only have to appeal any law standing in his way to the High Court, and if the Court strikes down that protective law, all state laws similar will be automatically struck down.
On the way to the New World Order, a lot of wealthy people are going to get very wealthy, while the struggling Middle Class and the poor are going to sink into the mud. Once the Middle Class is destroyed, America's economy is cooked. But remember, while that is the ultimate Plan, it will not be fully implemented until the final parts of the Final Birth Pangs War (World War III) are ready to "kick off".
Economic Collapse will await the beginning of this future planned -- and prophesied -- series of events. Such economic collapse will occur only when the Final Birth Pangs War (World War III) begins.
VIII. As Iraqi insurgents continue their destructive attacks, shadows of Vietnam continue to fall upon that troubled land. In the latest development, the people are beginning to fear and loathe their own police and government leaders more than the insurgents. Once this reality set in during the Vietnam War, the war was lost.
NEWS BRIEF: "The government men in masks who terrorize Iraq", Asia Times, December 9, 2005
"BAGHDAD - After the US forces and the bombings, Iraqis are coming to fear those bands of men in masks who seem to operate with the Iraqi police. Omar Ahmed's family learnt what it can mean to run into the police, their supposed protectors. Omar was driving with two friends in the Adhamiya district of Baghdad at night on September 1, when they were stopped at a police checkpoint. 'The three of them were arrested by the police even though there was nothing in the car', an eyewitness told Inter Press Service, speaking on condition of anonymity. They did not return home for days, and the family began to search the morgues, common practice now when someone is arrested by the Iraqi police and does not return.
" 'Five days after they were arrested we found Omar's body in the freezer in a morgue, with holes in the side of his head and shoulders', a friend of the family said. 'We don't know if the other two men are dead or alive. But we know these men were guilty of nothing other than driving their car at night. We have no security and the problem is that police are killing and disappearing the Iraqi people every day now."
"The 'death squads' as they have come to be called are getting more active with just a week to go before the December 15 election ... Signs are emerging that such killing is the work of death squads operating with the Iran-backed Shi'ite forces that dominate the government, and therefore the police ... the men who detained him and his wife were members of the Shi'ite Badr Organization, a militia affiliated with Abdel Aziz al-Hakim, leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. Tensions in Baghdad run high, as people who live in areas not controlled by the Badr Army face daily threats of being kidnapped or killed by members of the militia. 'The Badr Organization is conducting a campaign to destroy other political parties and their electoral advertisements'.
Now you can see how Iran is carrying out its war against American occupation in Iraq. They have unleashed a program of terror unlike anything the Iraqi people have ever seen. Their objective is apparently to so infiltrate the Iraqi government and local police that no contrary force can stand against them. Their success is not only measured in the deaths of civilians killed by these thugs, but also in the picture of the current Iraqi President -- installed by the Americans -- traveling to Tehran for a meeting with the newly-elected hardline President of Iran.
At the time of this meeting between Presidents, we wondered if this was a sign that the Iraqi government was planning to fall into the Iranian orbit once the Americans leave with our reputation in absolute tatters.
Do you remember the original strategy of the Iranians? They planned to allow America to easily come in to Iraq, and then mire them down in insurgency warfare until their defeat was certain. Our analysis article on this subject now sounds like current news!
Read NEWS2060 -- "IRAN WINNER OF IRAQI WAR? HOW COULD "AXIS OF EVIL" NATION POSSIBLY ENGINEER DEFEAT OF MIGHTY USA?" Iran's plan was to "light many fires"
IX. We have long said that, when one Illuminist strongly condemns another in public, you are witnessing the outworking of a plan; recently, another military general committed to the Illuminati Plan called Iraq "the greatest strategic disaster in American history". The planned discreditation of President Bush seems well under way.
NEWS BRIEF: "The greatest strategic disaster in American history", Online Journal, November 28, 2005
"A few months ago, retired Army Lt. General William Odom called the war in Iraq, 'the greatest strategic disaster in American history'. Since then, he's added to his criticism saying that, 'The army is broken' and 'we need a basic strategic change of direction' or 'we're going to pay a higher and higher price over a longer period of time'."
Last week, we reported the incendiary remarks by Rep. John Murtha where he stated that the Army is 'broken, worn out' and 'living hand to mouth'! We wonder, in light of this article, if he got his remarks from Army Lt. General William Odom?
"Odom's recent appearance on The Jim Lehrer News Hour puts him at the heart of a growing debate between rival factions of the war party. Odom is a charter member of the 'reality-based' foreign policy team and a staunch opponent of the ongoing occupation. His opinion is only slightly different from that of John Murtha, the hawkish congressman who called for an immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. Odom belongs to the 'old school' of American militarists, along with Brent Scowcroft, Lawrence Eagleburger and Bush 1, who believe that running an empire is serious business and shouldn't be left to ideologues and fanatics."
When you put General Odom in with the likes of "Brent Scowcroft, Lawrence Eagleburger and Bush 1", you have solidly branded him as Illuminist. Therefore, once again, you have the sorry scene of one Illuminist criticizing another -- for public consumption, of course. We have been noting this type of criticism since February, 2004, and noted then that it looked like a concerted effort to discredit President Bush was under way. Our original analysis was correct, and we are seeing an increasingly negative reporting of Bush nearly every week now.
General Odom is sounding the same theme which Marine Corps General Antony Zinni sounded in February, 2004.
"People are becoming more and more aware that it is not in our interest to be (in Iraq)', Odom opined. 'There's a refusal to look back and see whose interests were really served best. It is clear that Iran's interests were served by our invasion and al Qaeda's interests .... The problem is not training security forces; it is political consolidation and that is not taking place. . . . We have a civil war now. The only thing the US withdrawal will change is the configuration of that war to some degree. 'There will be a lot of bloodshed no matter how long we stay' because of old 'scores that will be settled' between Shiites and Sunnis."
General Odom then gets down to "brass tacks": American forces need to be withdrawn.
"We can't really manage a strategic stabilization of the region unless we get out first ... This IS a civil war, and just like . . . in South Vietnam, and it won't be stable until one side has prevailed. The longer we stay in there, the longer it will be before that is determined' ... The only prudent speed is the safety of our forces ... he (consequences) of this war were eminently foreseeable and the longer we put it off, the bigger the price we will pay, and the longer it will take us to restore some kind of alliance effort for the larger region. Those people who want to 'stay the course' now are just . . . feeding the forces of Al Qaida and other radical movements in the region."
The leader of the band of politicians who just want "to stay the course" is none other than President Bush. We appreciate the public truthfulness of General Odom in comparing this Iraq War with the Vietnam War. That is the valid comparison, and just like in Vietnam, our politicians never intended to win. This is a war planned and carried out with an American defeat in mind.
General Odom concludes: "Bush has paved the way for 'the greatest strategic disaster in American history': a massive economic downturn accompanied by a seismic-shift in the global power structure."
The Plan of the Great White Brotherhood for a New World Order will be mightily served by an American defeat in Iraq, for all the reasons we have so long enunciated. That sorry reality is getting closer by the day.
NEWS BRIEF: "White House Spokesman stands by Jesus-Santa reference: Says Bush 'meant exactly what he said' at tree lighting ceremony', World Net Daily, December 6, 2005
"Presidential press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters today President Bush 'meant exactly what he said' when he alluded to Jesus during his remarks at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony only to end that part of his speech with a reference to Santa Claus ... flanked by the first lady, as well as members of Congress and the Cabinet, Bush told the public at the event: "The lighting of the National Christmas tree is one of the great traditions in our nation's capital. Each year, we gather here to celebrate the season of hope and joy – and to remember the story of one humble life that lifted the sights of humanity. Santa, thanks for coming. Glad you made it."
"The remark received a few chuckles from those in attendance, as Bush continued to speak to a Santa Claus figure, stating, 'I know you've got a lot of commitments this time of year. By the way, we have a lot of chimneys at the White House if you're looking for something to do' ... At today's White House press briefing, WND asked McClellan if the president would apologize to Christians offended by his referring to Jesus as Santa.
"Suggesting the administration failed to see a problem with the remark, McClellan responded, 'The president meant exactly what he said'."
President Bush slighted Jesus Christ with his remark, which McClellan suggested was planned instead of being a spontaneous mistake. At least, McClellan made it very difficult for christian pastors and pew sitters to attempt to justify Bush's remark by saying he simply misspoke. The true spiritual heart of this President is becoming very apparent, is it not?
NEWS BRIEF: "'Christmas' missing from Bushes' card", The Washington Times, december 8, 2005
"Christmas is alive and well at the White House despite the fact that the name of the holiday does not appear on the 2005 greeting cards of President Bush and first lady Laura Bush ... conservatives are rankled that the word "Christmas" doesn't appear anywhere on the official White House card -- 1.4 million copies of which were mailed to presidential friends and supporters."
"The card features a snowy scene of the South Portico by artist Jamie Wyeth, a quotation from Psalm 28, and the message: "With best wishes for a holiday season of hope and happiness 2005."
"What bothers many conservatives is the creeping sense that Christ is no longer welcome at Christmas in America. "Bush is falling victim to a cultural phenomenon," Mr. Farah said. Not so, says the White House. 'It's a time when we welcome all different faiths', said Susan Whitson, press secretary to Mrs. Bush. 'The president has an obligation to acknowledge that'."
There you have the real reason President Bush took Christ out of Christmas: he is an ecumenical President, just as he has been so often in his five years in office. May I point out that no other President in history has felt the need to be the President of all the faiths? Most Presidents simply did not even publicly address the issue, and have acted in accordance with the prevailing religion in America, Christianity.
But, this President has been placing Christianity on the same spiritual level as Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and the Japanese Shinto Religion for a very long time now. I find it very interesting that President Bush has taken the White House down the ecumenical path foretold in Revelation 13. At the very time when all religions are beginning to become one, when the economy is going truly global, when governments are revitalized the United Nations, and when the first implantable chip in history is now available and being advertised -- this President has taken his office down the prophesied Ecumenical path.
We have known for a very long time that Christmas as a holiday is steeped in pagan tradition and religious practice; but it seems that President Bush is now delivering the Christmas holiday completely over to paganism, to the non-christian elements - officially taking "Christ" out of Christmas?
Another "sign of the times"?
---------- New Articles Posted This Week ----------
* "LEADING ORTHODOX JEWISH SCHOLARS CONFIRM CUTTING EDGE TEACHING THAT TODAY'S PALESTINIANS ARE THE "HOUSE OF ESAU" (Obadiah 15-18) - Debate Settled:
Palestinians Are "House of Esau" - This remarkable article in "Israel My Glory" Christian publication also sheds a new light on the plight of the destruction of "Edom, the descendants of Esau", foretold in Isaiah 34. Remember, the destruction of the Palestinians in Israel and the Palestinians in Edom, province of Jordan, is likely to occur simultaneously -- and by the same hand: Israel. - http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2095.cfm
* "PROOFS OF AN OSLO CONSPIRACY -- PRESIDENT CLINTON COMMITTED U.S. IN 2000 TO BUILD AN ULTRA-MODERN MILITARY STAGING AREA FOR IDF" -- Purpose of this military facility is to give the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) the military muscle which would allow Israeli government to safely withdraw from all the West Bank. Clinton committed to this plan during Wye Plantation talks in October, 1998. --
* "CHRONICLES OF NARNIA" -- Part 1 -- Dialectic Synthesis: Myth+Truth=Deception -- "...the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular, climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis' icy spell forever."
"Animals talk, witches bewitch, curses turn flesh into stone, and the veil between physical reality and spiritual fantasies fade away" -- Narnia parallels any good Witchcraft story! But, it magically is "Christian"! -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/db059.htm
* ""CHRONICLES OF NARNIA" -- Part 2 -- A Four-legged Creator of Many Worlds -- Christian Narnia fans may have forgotten a major lesson in Genesis 3: By blending partial truths with an enticing lie, the serpent presented Eve with a catastrophic deception. Yes, there are allusions to truth in the Narnia stories. But there are many more contrary messages, and the over-all context is pagan, not Christian. Keep in mind, what looks like truth makes the deception more palatable! -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/db060.htm
* "REBUILDING THE TOWER OF BABEL", Chapter 3 -- "The Religious Essence of Community" -- How can it be that Dr. Rick Warren is the only christian leader holding up the Satanic "Tower of Babel" as a very good thing, as something the Purpose Driven Church should copy?
The answer will shock you. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/rtb3.html
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the sin that will never be pardoned. (Matthew 12:31, 32) According to Matthew 12, this blasphemy is the deliberate attribution to Satan of the Holy Spirit's work in Christ (vv. 22-28). It is not a sin which can be committed by justified people and is, therefore, to be carefully distinguished from the "sin unto death" (1 John 5:16), which Christians may commit. This latter sin leads to physical death and is a divine chastisement, the end of which is the escape of the believer's soul from condemnation along with the wicked (1 Cor 11:30-32) [Alan Cairns, "Dictionary of Theological Terms: A Ready Reference of Over 800 Theological and Doctrinal Terms", p. 506]
So many people are confused and upset because they do not understand it, and consequently, are nearly overcome with the fear that they might have committed this sin, thereby dooming themselves forever.
May Jesus Richly Bless You,
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