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---------- Inspiration For the Week----------"Satan hindered us." 1Thessalonians 2:18

Since the first hour in which goodness came into conflict with evil, it has never ceased to be true in spiritual experience, that Satan hinders us. From all points of the compass, all along the line of battle, in the vanguard and in the rear, at the dawn of day and in the midnight hour, Satan hinders us. If we toil in the field, he seeks to break the ploughshare; if we build the wall, he labours to cast down the stones; if we would serve God in suffering or in conflict-- everywhere Satan hinders us.

He hinders us when we are first coming to Jesus Christ. Fierce conflicts we had with Satan when we first looked to the cross and lived. Now that we are saved, he endeavours to hinder the completeness of our personal character. You may be congratulating yourself, "I have hitherto walked consistently; no man can challenge my integrity." Beware of boasting, for your virtue will yet be tried; Satan will direct his engines against that very virtue for which you are the most famous. If you have been hitherto a firm believer, your faith will ere long be attacked; if you have been meek as Moses, expect to be tempted to speak unadvisedly with your lips. The birds will peck at your ripest fruit, and the wild boar will dash his tusks at your choicest vines. Satan is sure to hinder us when we are earnest in prayer. He checks our importunity, and weakens our faith in order that, if possible, we may miss the blessing.

Nor is Satan less vigilant in obstructing Christian effort. There was never a revival of religion without a revival of his opposition. As soon as Ezra and Nehemiah begin to labour, Sanballat and Tobiah are stirred up to hinder them. What then? We are not alarmed because Satan hindereth us, for it is a proof that we are on the Lord's side, and are doing the Lord's work, and in His strength we shall win the victory, and triumph over our adversary. [C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions"; Emphasis added]

---------- Articles Posted ----------

* "PARALEGAL SECRETARY ARRESTED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK WITH NO CHARGES, AND IS INCARCERATED IN A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS INJECTED WITH DRUGS": Did the police act legally within Patriot Act I and II legislation? Was this woman arrested as a "Domestic Terrorist" according to the new definition? Did her knowledge of her Constitutional rights cause her to be singled out? -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1988.cfm

* "U.S. MILITARY SHOWS TRUE FACE OF OUR "LIBERATION" OF IRAQ - IMPOSING 21ST CENTURY STALINIST DICTATORSHIP USING "MARK OF THE BEAST" TECHNOLOGY: U.S. Marines have a very nasty surprise awaiting returning residents of Fallujah, Iraq. Every resident -- all 300,000 of them -- will be forced through checkpoints one by one, being given a Retina Scan, being forced to wear a badge limiting them to a certain area of the city, and may be shot dead if discovered in a part of the city where they are not authorized to go.

Illuminati Theorem: "Never do anything on a large scale before you have tested it first on a small scale" (Doc Marquis, Former Illuminist) -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1987.cfm

--------Focus: Key Doctrinal Truth----------"Gehenna"

A transliteration of the Greek word geenna. The Hebrew form of the word is gehinnom, 'the valley of Hinnom', which was the refuse dump for Jerusalem, a place of perpetual fire, where the bodies of executed criminals were burned. It is thus a fit word to be used in a spiritual sense to describe Hell, the place of never-ending punishment.

Gehenna appears twelve times in the New Testament, in eleven of which the Lord Jesus Himself chose the word. Matthew 5:22 speaks of the 'hell of fire'; Mark 9:43-47 says that its fire is unquenchable and in it 'the worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched'; Luke 12:4, 5 and Matthew 10:28 teach that it is the place into which God casts sinners both body and soul after death.

Thus, Gehenna is Hell, everlasting Hell with unquenchable fire, where with body and soul united, the ungodly endure conscious suffering, without any lessening of its torment. It is, then, synonymous with the Lake of Fire (Rev. 19:20; 20:10, 14, 15; 21:8), the final abode of the ungodly. See Wrath of God.


---------- Bookstore Resource Update ---------- Special Combination Offer!

* "VHS - "Megiddo I and Megiddo II" -- Combination Offer - Retail of Two Regularly: $44.98; Sale Priced $39.98; Save $5.00 -- 1) Megiddo I: The March To Armageddon" -- $19.99 - This video explores Bible prophecy and the coming last day empire. It features unique never-before-seen interviews, historical film footage, hundreds of support graphics, original 3D animation, and a powerful musical score. This video was most popular ever in Cutting Edge.

2) Megiddo II: The New Age, Foundation of the New World Order" - $24.99 - Megiddo II explores the New Age Movement in a unique manner, proving that the current drive to the New World Order originated in what today is called "New Age". But, this study reveals that the "New Age" plans and mindset began during the Revolutionary War era. After tracing Christian influence back to 1620, this video explores the rapid manner in which our earliest Christian influences quickly became eroded. New Age doctrines were taught originally by demonic channelers, the most important of which are studied on this video. The most interesting -- and chilling -- aspect of this video is the original footage shot of the Georgia Guidestones. This New Age monument to the gods contains an inscription which states that the final population goal is only 500 million people on the entire earth, a goal which means that almost 6 billion people must die. 3 Hours Long

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* "DVD - 9/11: DIRECTOR'S CUT In Plane Site - Absolute Proof That 9/11 Was Inside Job and Is Now Being Massively Covered Up" -- Careful Analysis shows that the only "Conspiracy Theory" which exists is the official government line that Muslims armed with box cutters commandeered 4 commercial airliners on 9/11, skillfully flying them into their targets.

Some startling truths: 1) Why did a FOX News employee report seeing no windows on “Flight 175”, calling the plane a commercial jetliner? 2) What is that pod underneath belly of both airliners crashing into WTC and did the pod cause the flash of fire just before airliner hit? 3) Listen to NYC firefighters describe the explosions they saw and heard just before WTC collapsed; 4) If both towers are still standing, what caused the huge explosion at the base of the WTC complex? Never before reported phenomenon; 5) The Physics of the Pentagon strike simply do not match up at all, plus TV feed showing onlooker saying he had seen a cruise missile strike the Pentagon; 6) Convincing evidence that planes hitting WTC were remote controlled using proven Pentagon capability; 7) Excellent feed of Oklahoma City bombing showing TV news clips where news anchors are talking about bombs going off and other bombs found, inside Murrah Building; 8) Much, much more

Bonus section giving even more evidence. This video needs to be shown to all skeptics and people who believe the government is giving them truth

This "DIRECTOR'S CUT" contains scenes not available when the original video was produced. Mountains of new footage and photographs flowed in from sources all over the world. We can now say, without a shadow of doubt, that we have undeniable evidence of a massive cover-up. Evidence is now undeniably clear - 911 was an inside job.

Already available on VHS

* DVD - "Final Countdown: All Events Are Now Falling Into Place" -- Full Set for only $29.99 -- This DVD contains all the material in VHS Volumes 1 and 2, each of which retail for $19.99; You Save $10 buying this DVD!-- At long last, all major, and most minor, Bible prophecies that herald the End of the Age are finally coming to pass, all at the same time -- just as our Lord said, "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." Matt 24:33- These signs are occurring, all at once, right now!! Chapters: #1: Jewish People; #2: Modern Technology; #3: Worldwide Upheaval; #4: Rise of Falsehood; #5: Rise of Wickedness; #6: Rise of Apostasy; #7: One World Religion; #8: One World Government; #9: One World Economy; #10: Mark of the Beast. In one succinct book, you will have all the ammunition you need to convince the skeptic in your life that the world truly is now in the End of the Age. "Never Before In History" is here, in our Daily News.

* "Inside The Shadow Government: Riveting, Frightening Story of National Emergencies and the Power of Executive Orders

The riveting, frightening story as to how Presidents have systematically issued Executive Orders which, when enacted, will strip us of our freedoms and liberties and dissolve our Constitutional government. The "Shadow Government" actually does exist and is one of the most closely-held secrets of the Federal Government. Originally created to keep the government functioning during and after a surprise Soviet nuclear attack, the "Shadow Government" has mutated into an ominous threat to American civil liberties and democratic government.

Written so anyone can understand, and in a refreshing manner so everyone will enjoy reading it (Cutting Edge researcher comments) -

225 Pages - http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=826

* "World Dominion-From The Tower of Babel To The Mark of the Beast" - Book - DVD - VHS - This hard-hitting expose' will inform you about the One World Government, Military, Religious, and Economic System that will be ruled by Anti-Christ (Rev 13). See how the stage is being set right before your eyes. Learn of the deceptive World Constitution, Earth Charter, unconstitutional Executive Orders, Global Biodiversity Treaty, State of the World Forum presentations by Mikhail Gorbachev, and many other documents promising to usher in a New World Order Utopia.

Understand the true agenda of the U.N. -- the sinister International Criminal Court, World Court, World Trade Organization, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Become informed on what could happen to about 50% of American land through United Nations Biosphere Reserves, World Heritage Sites, and the Wildlands Project. Take a tour of the U.N. to see their goal of 'peace and safety' has nothing to do with true peace, but world control and domination.

Be informed of the U.N. Meditation Room, its stone alter, and how it is dedicated to the god man worships under many names and forms.

Discover the plan entitled, ‘Global Ethic’ uniting all worlds’ religions. See the role of the Parliament of World Religions, Lucis Trust, United Religions Initiative, and the Theosophical Society. See the ‘World Scripture’ that is a spiritual smorgasbord of every religion, belief, tradition, and sacred text under the sun. Learn how the World Economy is coming together as prophesied in Daniel chapters two and seven

Understand how Anti-Christ will identify, track, and locate billions of people left on Planet Earth through global surveillance, super computers, biometric recognition, and microchip implants. See the world’s first cyborg (Kevin Warwick), bellybutton chips for babies, Digital Angel implants, and the most frightening microchip, the Soul Catcher 2025. Receive an in-depth study on the ‘Mark of the Beast’ and ‘666'.

SPECIAL NOTE: Book contains 129 additional pages of information not in the video. This information will change your life, priorities, and thinking. Shows a person how to receive God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

* Abortion Special: "Cry of the Innocents: Abortion And The Race Towards Judgment" - Regularly $4.99, On Sale $3.98

The Bible warns of God's judgment on societies which allow destruction innocent life. Any nation spurning that warning does so at its extreme peril. Pastor Anderson draws parallels between Israel in Hosea's time and America today, between the child sacrifice system in the Old Testament versus abortion in America.
God hears the cry of the innocents and He will not wait much longer before answering and judging the nations responsible for their deaths. Will we open our ears to hear their cry? Before God's physical judgment falls?

* "Deceived On Purpose: The New Age Foundations of the Purpose-Driven Church" -- Back In-Stock Now! -- Cutting Edge has warned that Rick Warren's "Purpose-Driven Church" is not only part of the Apostasy foretold at the End of the Age, but is one of the 4 religious factors driving the world toward the New Age goal called a "Religious Paradigm Shift". With his New Age background, author Warren Smith had no difficulty spotting the major, serious New Age underpinnings of the "Purpose-Driven Church".

Smith is well aware of the unprecedented spiritual deception occurring right now in "Christian" religious circles; it is just as our Lord forewarned in Matthew 24:4, 11, 24. What is the bottom line warning from author Warren Smith? "Rick Warren is in the process of leading the church astray". Prayerfully read this book, for your precious eternal soul is at stake if you are part of the "Purpose-Driven Church". -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=882

Read also a Biblical Expose' of The Purpose Driven Church -- by Cutting Edge's Mac Dominick -- "Outcome-Based Religion: Apostasy, Purpose, and the Paradigm Shift" -- Are big changes taking place in your church? Has the expository preaching of the Word of God been replaced by lectures in “Psychology 101?” Have the messages from the pulpit been so permeated with “tolerance” that sin is no longer identifiable? Has the emphasis of reaching the lost for Christ been replaced by the mantra bringing in the unchurched? Does the pastor use so many translations of the Bible that you are no longer sure what the Bible actually teaches? Have the hymnals been trashed in favor of the overhead projector? Has the choir been supplanted by a contemporary “praise band?” Has the direction of the Holy Spirit on the service been replaced by “40 Day” campaigns? Has your church mushroomed in size with throngs of people that have no idea of what they believe? If the answer to the majority of these questions is “yes,” your church is falling victim to Outcome-Based Religion. This is another manifestation of the 21st Century that is all about meeting the needs of the consumer with as little inconvenience as possible. It is no secret that we have become a “Super Walmart Society” that flocks to the mega-store, the mega-mall and yes, even the mega-church. Church growth has become the order of the day within broad-based protestantism, evangelicalism, and even fundamentalism with the catch-phrases like “seeker-sensitive,” “seeker-friendly,” and “purpose-driven” becoming household terms among conservative religious individuals.

Unfortunately, the developers of the methods and practices currently implemented to build this New Paradigm Church have not considered the Word of God as a valid source document in the developmental process. In lieu of an operational system built upon God’s absolute truth, they have chosen a strange mixture of behavioral science, marketing techniques, “Management by Objective”, General Systems Theory, and cultural relativism bathed in religious terminology to concoct a program for optimal church growth.

This book gives the reader the vital information needed to identify the warning signs needed to stand in defense of the Faith in the face of this gathering storm of apostasy. It should be required reading for all pastors and laypeople who desire to understand the deceptive nature of this apostasy, and particularly those who are battling this movement within their own church. Finally, this book exposes the very real danger that if this movement continues unchecked, there may well arise a new generation that “knows not the Lord.”

This CD is in PDF format, and fully searchable. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=899

* VATICAN ASSASSINS Special Announcement: Since the original and second edition of Vatican Assassins remains unavailable, and seems as though it will never be available, we have made a special purchase of the 13 out-of-print 18th and 19th Centuries books on which Vatican Assassins was written! The author, Phelps, used "The Black Pope" as his main source, with scattered information from these other 12 sources. Once you read "The Black Pope" CD, you will have the same information provided in Vatican Assassins. Here is the information:

The Black Pope Books On CD -- VATICAN ASSASSINS Book was based upon these 13 books! The "Black Pope" was the major resource on which Vatican Assassins was based and is one of the hottest, most controversial books of the late 1800's. This book was so hot, son very controversial, that the Vatican forced its withdrawal shortly after it was published. This book reveals the hidden hand in the Vatican, that of the top Jesuit leader, always secretly referred to as the "Black Pope". This CDROM also contains 12 other books: 1) History of Romanism, Dowling, 1845; 2) History of the Jesuits, Nicolini, 1854; 3) Popery, Puseyism, and Jesuitism, Desanctis, 1905; 4) Engineer Corps of Hell, Sherman, 1883; 5) Secret Instructions of the Jesuits, Brownlee, 1857; 6) The Jesuits, Griesinger, 1903; 7) Footprints of the Jesuits, Thompson, 1894; 8) Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, Maria Monk, 1835; 9) Thrilling Mysteries of a Convent Revealed!, Peterson, 1835; 10) Jesuit Conspiracy: Secret Plan of the Order, Leone, 1848; 11) Crisis: Enemies of America Unmasked, Leone, 1848; 12) Romanism as a World Power, Kauffman, 1922. As the world races toward the unveiling of Antichrist and his False Prophet, we need to be as aware as possible of the true occult nature of the Roman Catholic Church, and of its probable role in the final years of world history. -- http://www.cuttingedge.org/detail.cfm?ID=262

Priced at only $14.99

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---------- This Weeks Hot News ----------


DVD or VHS I. The global movement toward the One-World Church, prophesied during the Tribulation Period, lurched abruptly forward last week, as Evangelical Christian leaders appeared at the Mormon Tabernacle to ask "forgiveness" and to say that Evangelicals have misrepresented Mormon theology all along!

NEWS BRIEF: "EVANGELICALS SPEAK AT MORMON TABERNACLE FOR FIRST TIME IN A CENTURY: Historic event in Salt Lake City stirs controversy, raises hope for change - Daily News Updates, 12/13/2004 - http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/s04120036.htm

"LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- Noted Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias and other evangelicals shared the stage November 14 with leaders of the LDS church for the first time since D.L. Moody preached there in 1899. The joint event—dubbed “An Evening of Friendship,” was organized by ex-Mormon Greg Johnson, director of Standing Together Ministries, a coalition of evangelical churches working to improve relations with the LDS church. He worked alongside Robert Millet, the prolific LDS author and professor at BYU, to put on the evening. The Tabernacle was filled to capacity with 7,000 tickets distributed. Some estimate one-third or more of the audience was Mormon; evangelicals made up the balance."

"In brief introductory remarks, Richard Mouw, President of Fuller Seminary, apologized to Mormons for misrepresentation of Mormon theology by evangelicals. 'I am now convinced that we evangelicals have often seriously misrepresented the beliefs and practices of the Mormon community', Mouw said. 'Indeed, let me state it bluntly to the LDS folks here this evening: we have sinned against you. The God of the Scriptures makes it clear that it is a terrible thing to bear false witness against our neighbors, and we have been guilty of that sort of transgression in things we have said about you', he continued. 'We have told you what you believe without making a sincere effort first of all to ask you what you believe'.”

"Christian singer and songwriter Michael Card led five worship songs for the evening. 'It was surreal to see evangelicals worshiping in Spirit and Truth at the center of Mormon power and influence', reported Biola’s Craig Hazen ..."

While not every Evangelical attending this meeting agreed completely with the statements of Richard Mouw, there was clearly an air of Ecumenism in the Tabernacle, a deadly air of trying to unite based upon those tenets upon which they could agree, while ignoring the doctrines upon which they disagree. This is the deadly mixture which has suffused this current Protestant and/or Evangelical Church. Based upon this concept, Evangelicals signed that infamous agreement with the Roman Catholic Church called "Evangelicals And Catholics Together" in May, 1994. Protestant leaders stated that Catholics and Christians are "brothers and sisters in Christ" and that our theology is essentially so identical that we should stop trying to convert Catholics to Jesus Christ! We invite you to read this infamous document: "Evangelicals & Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium", May, 1994, http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9405/articles/mission.html]

Also upon this false basis of ignoring doctrinal differences, the Roman Catholic Pope has united the Catholic's inherent goddess worship of the Virgin Mary with the goddess worship of the Eastern Religions in order to forge an Ecumenical union. Now that the Evangelicals have signed that 1994 Concordat with Rome, the whole Evangelical Movement is wedded to Rome; therefore, this new Ecumenical union between Evangelicals and Mormons indirectly weds the Mormons to Rome.

Notice every Evangelical leader at this conference, mark them out, and avoid them at all costs. Whether they are misleading their flocks intentionally or accidentally, it does not really matter, for they are leading their people down the Broad Road to destruction. Truly did Jesus speak of them when He warned:

" Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch (pit)." [Matt 15:14]

To understand the depth of spiritual depravity inherent in this Evangelical approval of Mormonism, we offer some of our many resources to demonstrate that not only is Mormonism anti-Christian, they practice a most powerful Satanism. I wonder if these Evangelical leaders bothered to look at the Satanic symbols built right into the outside of the Mormon Temple in which they were meeting? If they did examine these symbols, this is what they would have discovered, as revealed by our book, "Whited Sepulchers: Hidden Language of the Mormon Temple", pictured here.

* All-Seeing Eye in the middle of the center section
* Five-Pointed Stars -- White Magic star (one point up) is located toward the top of the left section, while the inverted Black Magick star (Goatshead of Mendes) is located toward the bottom on the right.
* Secret Masonic Handclasp located toward the bottom of the middle section
* Occult Earthstone, Moonstone, and Sunstone located one above the other in the left-hand section
* Saturnstone symbol is located toward the top of the middle section, as is the Cloudstone

All these Satanic symbols adorn the outside of the Mormon Temple in which these Evangelical leaders were foolishly meeting; further, these symbols only scratch the surface in proving that Mormonism is Satanic. Please take a few moments to see other resources available which tell the truth of Mormonism:

* "Mormonism's Temple of Doom" -- The unholy mixture of Magick arts into the ceremonies of Mormonism and Freemasonry expose their Satanic roots. This book does the best job yet tying together Mormonism, Satanism, and Freemasonry, proving they are the same system!

* "Except The Lord Build The House: How Mormon Temples Are Built To Be Demon Magnets" -- by Former Satanist, William Schnoebelen - This video is one only a former Satanist could create, for only such a person would recognize the tell-tale signs contained within Mormonism which would alert them that every Mormon Temple is built to draw a demonic presence. DVD - VHS

* "What's Wrong With Mormonism?" Video - Created by William Schnoebelen, this video demonstrates the Mormon's unique End Times viewpoint given their special brand of high-level occultism. You will never see Mormonism in the same light again, and you will understand their special role in the coming Kingdom of Antichrist.

* "DNA Disproves Mormonism!" Video - Perhaps if these Evangelical leaders had really checked out the disastrous problem DNA science presents to Mormon Theology, they would not have so freely asked "forgiveness" from them. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has declared The Book of Mormon to be a scriptural and literal history; it recounts the story of an Israelite family who immigrated to and fully populated the American continents. Jesus, after his death and resurrection, is said to have visited this once great Israelite civilization existing in the Americas. The Book of Mormon teaches that these Israelites are the principal ancestors of modern-day Native Americans. New discoveries in DNA research now have allowed scientists to test this historical claim. Thousands of Native Americans from more than 150 tribes have been DNA-tested to determine their ancestry. DNA research proves Mormonism is fraudulent! A must- see video for any person who has Mormon relatives, friends or co-workers.

* "The Godmakers" - Video - Of course, you would expect our bookstore to carry the classic, perennially best-selling video exposing Mormonism. An explosive documentary takes you inside the secret Mormon ceremonies. The pagan nature of these rites and rituals, practiced by an elite few in the Mormon Church, are exposed here for the first time on film. We also carry the classic book, "The Godmakers".

* "Cults and the Occult" - Book - What are cults saying to their adherents and how do they attract so many people? How do they hold their people so tightly. Edmond Gruss is Professor Emeritus at The Master's College, Santa Clara, California. He is the author of "The Ouija Board: A Doorway to the Occult", and several other books on cults and the occult. Gruss examines the following cults: Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Christian Science, Unity, Armstrongism, Spiritualism, Seventh-Day Adventism, Astrology, Baha'l, Rosicrucianism, The Ouija Board, Edgar Cayce, Unification Church, New Age Movement. Gruss offers a wealth of Scripture to refute the beliefs of the occult.

Truly, this false unifying is one of the supreme signs that the world is truly in the last days of time -- the End of the Age.


VHS or DVD II. Retired Colonel David Hackworth sounds the alarm over the unofficial casualty toll so far in Iraq: 50,000 Killed In Action, Wounded, and non-battle casualties from Iraq back to the States!
When you compare these very real statistics against "official numbers", you will realize why it is that ever-increasing numbers of American citizens simply do not trust their government any more.

NEWS BRIEF: "Uncle Sam Wants Your Kids – Now!", by Colonel David H. Hackworth, Soldiers For Truth (SFTT.ORG),, 12-06-2004

"We’ll soon have 150,000 U.S. troops stuck in the ever-expanding Iraqi quagmire, a number that will probably grow even larger before Iraq holds elections presently scheduled for the end of January ’05 ... Meanwhile, the insurgents continue cutting our supply lines and whacking our fighting platoons and supporters, who fight daily as soldiers and Marines fall to enemy shots, sickness or accidents. Empty platoons lose fights, so these casualties have to be replaced ASAP. Since this tragic war kicked off in March, 2003, the United States has evacuated an estimated 50,000 KIA, WIA and non-battle casualties from Iraq back to the States – leaving 50,000 slots that have had to be filled."

Your first reaction to this type of statistic is probably sheer disbelief, largely because it is so much larger than official statistics. However, we have been running articles consistently for this past 18 months, pointing out that our government is lying daily about military action in Iraq and Afghanistan; we have repeatedly stated that the true figure of dead and wounded and evacuated is much, much higher than official totals.

Furthermore, even by drawing most of our daily news stories for Daily News Updates from foreign sources, we still are not getting the full story of the complete action in Iraq. I am convinced that many more battles are being fought than we ever see reported. And, Col. Hackworth is now telling us that the real number of Killed In Action (KIA), Wounded In Action (WIA), and miscellaneous evacuation has now reached 50,000 soldiers. NOTE: Soldiers ill with Depleted Uranium fall into the "miscellaneous" category.

However, this figure of 50,000 serves as a good benchmark to determine how many men we have lost this year, for Colonel Hackworth wrote in December, 2003, that the real KIA and WIA figure could be as high as 20,000. We reported this fact in our January 3, 2004 Newsletter. Let us pick up the Colonel's original story:

NEWS BRIEF: "Saddam's in the slammer, so why are we on orange?", by Col. David Hackworth, Ret., WorldNetDaily, December 30, 2003

"Almost daily we're told that another American soldier has sacrificed life or limb in Iraq ... Even I – and I deal with that beleaguered land seven days a week – was staggered when a Pentagon source gave me a copy of a Nov. 30 dispatch showing that, since George W. Bush unleashed the dogs of war, our armed forces have taken 14,000 casualties in Iraq – about the number of warriors in a line tank division. We have the equivalent of five combat divisions plus support for a total of about 135,000 troops deployed in the Iraqi theater of operations, which means we've lost the equivalent of a fighting division since March. At least 10 percent of the total number of Joes and Jills available to the theater commander to fight or support the occupation effort has been evacuated back to the USA!"

"Lt. Col. Scott D. Ross of the U.S. military's Transportation Command told me that as of Dec. 23, his outfit had evacuated 3,255 battle-injured casualties and 18,717 non-battle injuries ... Ross cautioned that his total of 21,972 evacuees could be higher than other reports ... I think it's safe to say that, so far, somewhere between 14,000 and 22,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have been medically evacuated from Iraq to the USA."

As you can see from this WorldNetDaily news story, we really have two casualty figures, both from men who are in position to know. Colonel Hackworth -- based upon Pentagon documents -- reports that our losses were 14,000, while Lt. Col. Scott D. Ross of the U.S. military's Transportation Command puts the figure at 22,000 -- as of December, 2003. Thus, in the year since then, our forces have lost 28,000 - 36,000 more KIA/WIA/Miscellaneous!

When you compare these figures to the anemic -- more publicly palatable -- figures released by the Pentagon, you can appreciate the meaning of our next news story. The Pentagon considers our soldiers to be just "throw-away" soldiers. When I read this article, I was struck by the fact that this very same term was used by the retired Army Major with whom I have been consulting for nearly two years. When talking about Depleted Uranium poisoning on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, this Army Major said that the Pentagon considered soldiers to be "throw-away". He used the very same term while speaking with me in May, 2003.

NEWS BRIEF: "US Troops Ordered To Commit War Crimes", By Christopher Bollyn, American Free Press, 12-11-4

"Throw Away Soldiers? HAVING SEEN WHAT APPEARED to be a depleted uranium (DU) missile fired at a building in Fallujah on CNN during the first week of the fighting, AFP asked the Pentagon if DU weapons are being used in Fallujah. "Yes," Lt. Col. Joe Yoswa said, 'DU is a standard round on the M-1 Abrams tank.'

Because U.S. Marines in Fallujah are very close to the poison gas produced by exploded DU shells, AFP asked Yoswa if anything was being done to protect the troops from DU poisoning. Yoswa seemed unaware of the dangers posed by the use of DU.

Marion Fulk, a retired nuclear scientist from Livermore National Lab, told AFP that U.S. troops in DU contaminated battlefields are considered "throwaway soldiers." The Marines exposed to DU in Fallujah, and elsewhere, face greatly increased risks of cancer, deformed children, and other health problems in the future."

For a complete resource listing on the Depleted Uranium disaster, click on our Depleted Uranium section, to find articles, books, and videos on this terrible subject. Perhaps the most credible of all our sources is a video by Congressman Dennis Kucinch, as he accurately states the true facts about D.U. in Iraq.

Now, you can understand why Defense Secretary Rumsfeld was so abrupt and unfeeling when that brave G.I. confronted him with the question as to why more Humvees are not properly equipped with armor plating (December 11, 2004 Newsletter).


III. Since Americans are increasingly turning to the Internet to get their news, stories like this next one should be considered inevitable, for it gives us insight into the frustration of our officials over their inability to tell untruths without being discovered by the electorate.

NEWS BRIEF: "Tenet Calls For Internet Security", by Shaun Waterman, UPI, December 2, 2004

"Former CIA Director George J. Tenet yesterday called for new security measures to guard against attacks on the United States that use the Internet, which he called 'a potential Achilles' heel. I know that these actions will be controversial in this age when we still think the Internet is a free and open society with no control or accountability," he told an information-technology security conference in Washington, 'but ultimately the Wild West must give way to governance and control'."

With Americans being able to access foreign news sources at the click of a button, no wonder the Bush Administration is sending aloft "trial balloons" to see if such a proposal to control the Internet is politically palatable at this time. Tens of millions of Internet users might wake up one morning to discover that their sources for Internet news has been slashed 98%, with only government approved sources still available.

In this vein, consider this editorial from Asia Times.

NEWS BRIEF: "Odds are even in the 'information' war", By Ehsan Ahrari, Asia Times, December 16, 2004

"In this information age, the American occupying forces in Iraq have come face to face with a terrible reality: insurgents of that country have become at least as savvy in conducting information warfare - which includes "perception management" through disinformation, propaganda, and even deception - as the US military in the ongoing battle for the hearts and minds of the Iraqis, Arabs and Muslims ... The problem for the US military is how to keep separate public-affairs campaigns, which are based on nothing but truth, and information operations, which are in essence propaganda campaigns. In fact, the crossing of the Rubicon has already taken place, when General George W Casey Jr, the ranking US commander in Iraq, last summer approved the combining of the command's day-to-day public-affairs operations with combat psychological and information operations into a "single communication office".

Thus, we must realize that much of the information we are seeing about Iraq is false, nothing more than propaganda. Certainly, American news organizations are churning out great quantities of sheer propaganda, which is why Cutting Edge switched to credible foreign sources in Great Britain, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia, to name just a few. While we cannot always guarantee that we have not fallen for propaganda, our chances of finding truth are much greater than if we just reported mainline American media.

Remember this truth: whether a person approves or disapproves of President Bush's policies depends in large measure on the quantity and quality of the news they are reading. For this reason, Cutting Edge posts between 50-75 news stories daily -- drawn largely upon foreign news sources -- rather than the paltry 20-25 news stories in your average hometown newspapers, all drawn upon standard American sources. Visit our Daily News Updates every day!

IV. As Bush moves steadily toward his second Administration, we can see the possible beginnings of unilateral military strikes designed to force "Regime Changes" in key selected nations throughout the world. The only surprise is that Russia is sounding the very same rhetoric; she is reserving for herself the same Bush Pre-emptive Strike doctrine!

NEWS BRIEF: "Bush Wants To Create 'New World Order' With Pre-emptive Strikes", Free Press International, 12/11/2004

"On December 2, 2004 while President Bush was in Canada, he challenged international leaders to create a 'new world order' through pre-emptive strikes against what he calls, 'enemies of democracy'. The Washington Times wrote, 'President Bush yesterday challenged international leaders to create a new world order, declaring pre-September 11 multilateralism outmoded and asserting that freedom from terrorism will come only through pre-emptive action against enemies of democracy'."

What is truly frightening in this statement is that this type of unilateral action is precisely the disastrous action we took against Afghanistan and Iraq. Even though the world body adamantly refused to authorize an invasion of Iraq, that is exactly what the American-led Coalition Forces did on March 20, 2003, when they invaded Iraq. Furthermore, Cutting Edge stated all along that such a proactive strategy demands nearly absolute perfection in your intelligence. If your intelligence is correct, and your military strike is on target, then you have achieved your objective and if the enemy really was going to attack you, then you have brilliantly prevented a potentially tragic strike against your country.

However, if your intelligence is badly wrong -- as it was in Iraq -- then you have just attacked a sovereign country who posed no real threat to your country. Such an invasion is internationally illegal, and is the stuff of which the aggressions of Adolf Hitler were made. Once President Bush and his officials admitted that our intelligence "failed", then the doctrine of Pre-emptive Strikes should have been thrown into the rubbish heap of history, never to be expounded upon again.

Yet, here we hear President Bush announcing another installment of his failed "Pre-emptive Strike" policy. Is anyone saying "Déjà Vue"? One news outlet in Great Britain certainly can hear the same old tired tune being played.

NEWS BRIEF: "Different targets, same tactics: Bush's slash and smear campaign is trying to bring all disparate elements under US control", by Sidney Blumenthal,
The Guardian (London), Thursday December 16, 2004

"In the wake of catastrophe in Iraq, they are trying to foster a new conflict with Iran. Even Karl Rove, Bush's political strategist, plays in this arena, with his very own Iran adviser - Michael Ledeen, a sleazy operator on the fringes who was involved in the Iran-contra scandal in which even Oliver North suspected him of skimming money. At the least, the attacks on the UN serve as a political distraction from Iraq .... On Wednesday Bush gave honours for failure, with his bestowal of the presidential medal of freedom on Tommy Franks, the former CentCom commander, who allowed Osama bin Laden to escape at Tora Bora; on George Tenet, former CIA director, who jumped on the bandwagon for the Iraq war, informing Bush that the WMD claims were 'a slam dunk'; and on L Paul Bremer, former chief of the Coalition Provisional Authority, who disbanded the Iraqi army, among other blunders. Failure will be celebrated as success in the second term."

Sydney Blumenthal is correct. When President Bush begins to sound a clarion call for more pre-emptive strikes as a means by which to "prevent terror", his intelligence will be no better than in Iraq, so his failure is likely to be at least as great. With our military forces stretched so tightly thin, and with our forces in Iraqi facing a more sophisticated and stronger insurgency than ever before, from whence are we going to get the trained manpower to invade a country like Iran? Some commentators, like Colonel Hackworth, have been warning us for some time now that a Draft seems inevitable.

Make no mistake about this fact: we seemingly are preparing to attack Iran.

NEWS BRIEF: "Feith to 'Post': US action against Iran can't be ruled out", by Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2004

"The US hopes that Iran will follow Libya's lead in abandoning its nuclear program, but nobody should rule out the possibility of military action against Teheran's nuclear sites if it does not, US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith told The Jerusalem Post in an exclusive interview ... But strikingly, whereas British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw last month ruled out any possibility of military action against Iranian nuclear sites should the diplomatic path lead to failure, Feith said that 'I don't think that anybody should be ruling in or ruling out anything while we are conducting diplomacy'."

Just days later, President Bush issued his own warning to Iran:

NEWS BRIEF: "Bush warns Iran and Syria on Iraq", BBC News, 16 December 2004

"US President George W Bush has warned Iran and Syria not to interfere in Iraq in advance of next month's elections. Mr Bush said he expected all of Iraq's neighbours, including Iran and Syria, to stop what he said was the flow of people and money into Iraq. The influx was aimed at helping terrorists, he said ... Mr Bush gave the warning after Iraq's interim Defence Minister, Hazim Shaalan, accused Iran and Syria of orchestrating terrorist attacks and branded Tehran the 'most dangerous enemy of Iraq'."

This latest blast is just one of many in which we have hinted at military action against Iran. This next story brings some interesting reality to light regarding our intentions toward Iran.

NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. Simulated strike on Iran nuke plant", Atlantic Monthly, Dec 12, 2004

"The U.S. Defense Department was said to have completed simulated war games to determine the feasibility of destroying Iran's nuclear weapons program ... the Pentagon held simulations of a U.S. military strike on Iranian bases and nuclear facilities. The magazine said the recent war games also included a ground invasion of Iran. The simulation envisioned a three-phase war against the Islamic republic. The first phase was composed of air strikes against bases of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, believed to control Iran's nuclear and missile programs. U.S. intelligence sources were quoted as saying that such a strike would require one day and comprised the easiest part of any military campaign."

Given our stretched military, it seems ludicrous we would actually attempt a military strike upon Iran that would be followed by a ground invasion. The Iranian military is not in the same sad shape as the Iraqi military before our invasion. While our intelligence admitted that Saddams' forces were "hollow", I have heard no such analysis of the Iranian armed forces.

On March 21, 2003, The Jerusalem Post issued an analysis of Iranian policy as American and British forces were crossing over the border of Iraq. It seems from this report that Iran has taken the lead in developing and directing a Middle Eastern response to our invasion of Iraq. We reported on this strategy in NEWS1910, entitled, "Has Iran 'ignited Many Fires' To Set Off Middle East Regional War: Jordanian official warns that World War III might have just begun!"

We encourage you to read this report of 18 months ago, for then you will realize the importance of this current article:

NEWS BRIEF: "How Iran will fight back: Will extend the theater of operations", Asia Times Editorial, By Kaveh L Afrasiabi, December 16, 2004, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FL16Ak01.html

"TEHRAN - The United States and Israel may be contemplating military operations against Iran ... yet Iran is not wasting any time in preparing its own counter-operations in the event an attack materializes. A week-long combined air and ground maneuver has just concluded in five of the southern and western provinces of Iran, mesmerizing foreign observers, who have termed as 'spectacular' the massive display of high-tech, mobile operations, including rapid-deployment forces relying on squadrons of helicopters, air lifts, missiles, as well as hundreds of tanks and tens of thousands of well-coordinated personnel using live munitions. Simultaneously, some 25,000 volunteers have so far signed up at newly established draft centers for 'suicide attacks' against any potential intruders in what is commonly termed 'asymmetrical warfare'."

"Iranians have focused on the merits of a fluid and complex defensive strategy that seeks to take advantage of certain weaknesses in the US military superpower, while maximizing the precious few areas where they may have the upper hand, eg, numerical superiority in ground forces, guerrilla tactics, terrain, etc. According to a much-publicized article on the 'Iran war game' in the US-based Atlantic Monthly, the estimated cost of an assault on Iran is a paltry few tens of millions of dollars. This figure is based on a one-time 'surgical strike' combining missile attacks, air-to-surface bombardments, and covert operations, without bothering to factor in Iran's strategy, which aims precisely to 'extend the theater of operations' in order to exact heavier and heavier costs on the invading enemy, including by targeting America's military command structure in the Persian Gulf."

Asymmetrical Warfare is a strategy designed to allow an inferior army to defeat a superior army. Usually, this strategy calls for the weaker force to attack her enemy using military forces not of the same type deployed by the superior force. Thus, we read that Iran is planning 25,000 suicide attackers to attack American interests across the Middle East. Iran may use some of her longer-range missiles with which to attack American forces in other parts of the Middle East, and she may attack America's Arab allies in the region.

Or, Iran may stoke the insurgency fires in Iraq so high that our present force of 150,000 men could not maintain control. Or, Iran may try to attack Israel. Or, Iran may take all these actions at once.

What this Iranian plan to "ignite many fires" throughout the region means, quite simply, is that our attack might just launch World War III, a planned war which envisions that Israel would go to war against her Arab neighbors. Iran's plans may simply ignite the entire Middle Eastern region -- including Israel -- into all-out war. If Pakistan and India are drawn into nuclear war, the world is truly in a nightmare, worst-case scenario.

VI. Russia demands her own right to launch pre-emptive strikes!

NEWS BRIEF: "Russia Defends Policy of Preventive Strikes in Other Countries", MosNews.com, December 10, 2004

"Russia on Friday defended a plan to launch preventive strikes on guerrilla bases in other countries, saying it was merely following accepted international practice. 'I have said several times that we are at war. When you are at war, you act like you are at war', Reuters quoted Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov as saying to an audience of military attaches in Moscow in response to a question about preventive strikes. Moscow has repeated this policy in the past, more strongly so after the Beslan hostage-taking in September, when more than 350 people died after Chechen guerrillas seized a school in the Caucasus region of North Ossetia.

"... 'Russia is not the only country that has announced the possibility of using or carrying out preventive strikes. I would like to stress that we did not invent it', Ivanov added, hinting that Moscow was following a U.S. lead. 'In practice, such strikes have already been used against Afghanistan, Iraq and in other regions. (The idea) already exists, it is standard international practice'.”

Since when has the new American policy of pre-emptive strikes been approved by the International Community? As a matter of fact, this struggle is exactly what the United Nations has been fighting against President Bush since late 2002. The UN fought against President Bush's Iraq invasion plans right to the bitter end, and now events have proven the orginal UN stance correct (Predicted in NEWS1854, posted originally in September, 2003)

Since Bush's initial targets for his unilateral strike proved to be an abject failure, why is Russia now picking up this refrain, even to the point of calling it a "standard international practice"?

The answer is quite simple: this plan is an Illuminist strategy and will be practiced by Russia and any other country who is operating within the broad Plan to produce Antichrist through the stoking of war. The goal for Iraq was never to "liberate" her, or to establish "democracy"; the real goal was to initiate the plan for widespread "Regime Change" through the world, to begin spreading the Depleted Uranium dust throughout the region so that, when Antichrist rides forth, he can initiate the war which will fulfill Seal #2 in Revelation 6 (NEWS1967), and to provide the "Clash of Civilizations" between the West and Islam that can bring the prophecies of Zechariah 12 into reality.

Thus, you can see that this strategy of "Pre-emptive Strikes" will continue as long as the Illuminati wants it to continue.

VII. Cuba is certainly a believer in the American "Regime Change" strategy, and calls out her army to warn Bush not to invade.

NEWS BRIEF: "Cuba hails wargame warning to US", Yahoo News, December 15, 2004

"Cuba pressed on with its biggest military exercises in almost 20 years, with 400,000 reservists joining regular forces and millions of civilians in wargames which the authorities say are to deter a US invasion. About 100,000 Cuban regular troops are also taking part in the 'Bastion 2004' exercises which started Monday ... 'The enemy will never catch us by surprise', the official communist party daily, Granma, trumpeted Tuesday in its coverage of the wargames which proceeded as ailing President Castro welcomed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, his only close ally in the Americas, whose government helps keep Cuba's energy-starved economy afloat with cut-rate oil.

"The only way to stop aggression is to make it abundantly clear that, in this case, Cuba will become, from one end to the other, an enormous wasp's nest that no aggressor, however powerful, will be able to overcome', Defense Minister Raul Castro said..."

While the United States issued its standard policy that we have no intentions of invading Cuba, President Castro believes otherwise. He is familiar with the Pentagon's "Regime Change" strategy as outlined in NEWS1833, which is based upon a book on the current bookstore selection entitled, "The Pentagon's New Map", by Thomas P. Barnett. Castro has probably read the book! He knows Cuba is a "Non-Integrating" nation and ripe for overthrow.

VIII. In Israel, the question of the hour has been answered, "When shall the new Unity Government between Likud and Labor going to get started and what ministry portfolios will the Labor possess?" Israel now has the stable government needed to carry out such a controversial program as the Unilateral Withdrawal from Gaza and portions of the West Bank, and the forced evacuation of thousands of Jewish settlers.

NEWS BRIEF: "Labor, Likud parties reach coalition government deal", The Jerusalem Post, 17 December 2004

"After days of heated coalition negotiations, Labor and Likud have reached an agreement on the division of portfolios, and the parties are expected to sign the deal on Sunday, officially bringing the Labor party into a coalition government. According to the agreement, Labor will be granted eight ministries: the Interior Ministry, Infrastructure, Housing, Tourism, and Communications Ministries, two ministers without portfolios, and three deputy ministers. In addition, Shimon Peres will fill the position of deputy prime minister in the Prime Minister's Office. Peres' position is counted as a ministerial portfolio ... The two parties are expected to sign the agreement on Sunday, and the deal should come into effect next week ... The Labor central committee was expected to meet early next week to select the party's ministers. Peres will not have to run for his portfolio. The other seven will be contested by some 13 Labor MKs."

With the Unity Government in place, the ball can really get rolling quickly on Israel's Unilateral Withdrawal from Gaza and portions of the West Bank, in order to fully complete the separation of populations (NEWS1422 and NEWS1620). As if on cue, we read of plans to effectively utilize the IDF in this withdrawal campaign.

NEWS BRIEF: "10,000 reservists to assist pullout", The Jerusalem Post, December 13, 2004

"The IDF plans a massive call-up of reservists, possibly up to 10,000, to help with the disengagement from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank. The army has allocated 12 weeks for implementing the disengagement starting in early July. But the massive call up of reservists will begin in May to relieve troops who will undergo disengagement training ... In general, reservists will not be used to carry out the disengagement or evacuation of Jewish settlers in the plan dubbed Shevet Ahim, or Tribe of Brothers."

Now that Sharon is within striking distance of achieving the original goal of the 1993 Oslo Accords (NEWS1911), he delivered a speech sounding like a strategic diplomat about to achieve greatness.

NEWS BRIEF: "Sharon: This is the year for real peace", The Jersualem Post, December 16, 2004

"Declaring 2005 a year of 'great opportunity', Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called on the Palestinians and neighboring Arab countries not to miss a historic chance to reach an agreement with Israel. 'We stand today before a unique window of opportunity', Sharon said Thursday night at the closing session of the Herzliya Conference. 'Who knows when we might have another chance like this in the future?' "

A speech like this is necessary when you are preparing to go to war against an entrenched enemy, like the Palestinians have proven to be. You see, once war erupts, Israel can point back to Sharon's speech, saying that her intentions were only to achieve a peace, and that they are not responsible for the carnage the war has brought. When Sharon delivered this speech, he already knew that the current post-Arafat leadership had already adopted Arafat's long-term plans.

Listen to this next news story to understand that Arafat's policies are still in place:

NEWS BRIEF: "Barghouti Bows Out, Arafat’s Policies Back In", Israel National News, December 13, 2004

"Jailed terrorist murderer Marwan Barghouti withdrew Sunday night from the PA presidential election, hours after release of a report of frontrunner Abu Mazen's platform adopting Arafat’s policies ... Barghouti announced his support for Abu Mazen today, after an eastern Jerusalem newspaper published the leader’s platform, including Jerusalem as the capital of a new Arab state."

Obviously, the only way the Palestinians could rule from Jerusalem is if Israel no longer existed as a nation. Arafat's long-term policies -- even his tactical acceptance of a "Two-State Solution" -- foresaw the time when Israel would be forced to "drink the waters of the Mediterranean Sea", an Arafat euphemism for annihilating Israel. This policy is still in effect, and Sharon knew it. He knew his speech about the importance of 2005 was empty hot air, but it did set Israel on the high ground for the coming conflict.

VIII. In another "Signs of the Times" type of story, American Christians in Philadelphia face up to 47 years in prison for preaching the Gospel and reading Scripture in public during a Gay-Pride parade. America has nearly completed her rejection of a Christian National Foundation, replacing it with a love of the values and attitudes of Sodom and Gomorrah.

NEWS BRIEF: "Christians Face 47 Years in Prison Because Philly Judge Calls Bible Verses 'Fighting Words' ", Raiders News, December 16, 2004

"Tupelo, MS - After a federal appeals court denied an emergency appeal to stop prosecution of 11 Christians on Tuesday, Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge William Austin Meehan ordered four of the Christians to stand trial on three felony (criminal conspiracy, ethnic intimidation, and riot) and five misdemeanor charges. If convicted, they could face up to 47 years in prison.

The Christians were arrested on October 10 for praying, singing, and reading scripture during an annual “gay pride” event known as “Outfest” in Philadelphia. Since the federal courts did not intervene to halt the state prosecution, the last route for the Christians would be an appeal to the Supreme Court says the Christians’ attorney Brian Fahling, senior trial attorney for the American Family Association Center for Law & Policy."

If Christians are relying upon the US Supreme Court to give them justice, they are wasting their time and effort, for the Supreme Court has already ruled that Homosexuality is a protected movement today. When the High Court ruled on June 26, 2003, that Sodomy was now legal (NEWS1830), America was officially a new Sodom.

When you read the Biblical account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19), you must realize that the reason the boys and men of Sodom felt so at ease in desiring public sex with the angels in Lot's house was because no laws existing which made such activity illegal. The entire structure of government in Sodom fully supported gay sex, including public sex. Schools taught that gay sex was perfectly normal and the court system considered it acceptable.

Today, America is officially Sodom in God's sight.

Furthermore, actions by our government and our courts have clearly had the effect of repudiating our Christian values national foundation, substituting a Luciferian values system, a set of values which has always supported unbiblical sex, both heterosexual and homosexual. Since our national values and attitudes reflect the image of the Evil One, we should expect official hostility from elected officials toward the Christian viewpoint. The major factor in this terrible incident in Philadelphia which excited such official hostility was that the hated Christians were acting against society's newest darlings, the Gay - Lesbian movement.

Jesus foretold that such a development would portend the End of the Age.

"Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot ... Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." [Luke 17:28, 30]

Bible scholars have long held that a resurgence of homosexuality should be expected in the Last Days -- and it is upon us now!

IX. In another blow to our protection against dictatorial police, the US Supreme Court ruled that police no longer need to explain why they are arresting someone!

NEWS BRIEF: "Police No Longer Need Say Why Arrests Are Made", Bloomberg News Service, 12-15-4

"Police officers don't have to give a reason at the time they arrest someone, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a ruling that shields officers from false-arrest lawsuits.
The justices, voting 8-0, threw out a suit against Washington state police officers who stopped a motorist and then told him he was being arrested for tape-recording their conversation. Although the recording was legal, the high court said the arrest was valid because the man could have been arrested instead for impersonating a police officer.

"In an opinion for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia said the officers didn't have to provide a reason for arresting the man at all, as long as they had probable cause to do so."

Stop right here. Did you realize that "Conservative" darling, Justice Antonin Scalia, not only voted to establish this dictatorial precedent, but he wrote the Majority Opinion! This sorry state of affairs just goes to prove what we have been saying for years, i.e., labels are totally meaningless, for they obscure truth rather than revealing it. Scalia was nominated by "Conservative" President Ronald Reagan on September 25, 1986 (OYEA U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia). Scalia has been counted on by many genuine Conservatives to help stem the tide of Big Brother encroachment. Yet, here, we see him siding with the Majority in one of the worst erosions of personal liberty ever.


---------Conclusion----------------"Gather not my soul with sinners." Psalm 26:9

Fear made David pray thus, for something whispered, "Perhaps, after all, thou mayst be gathered with the wicked." That fear, although marred by unbelief, springs, in the main, from holy anxiety, arising from the recollection of past sin. Even the pardoned man will enquire, "What if at the end my sins should be remembered, and I should be left out of the catalogue of the saved?" He recollects his present unfruitfulness--so little grace, so little love, so little holiness, and looking forward to the future, he considers his weakness and the many temptations which beset him, and he fears that he may fall, and become a prey to the enemy. A sense of sin and present evil, and his prevailing corruptions, compel him to pray, in fear and trembling, "Gather not my soul with sinners." Reader, if you have prayed this prayer, and if your character be rightly described in the Psalm from which it is taken, you need not be afraid that you shall be gathered with sinners. Have you the two virtues which David had--the outward walking in integrity, and the inward trusting in the Lord?

Are you resting upon Christ's sacrifice, and can you compass the altar of God with humble hope? If so, rest assured, with the wicked you never shall be gathered, for that calamity is impossible. The gathering at the judgment is like to like. "Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn." If, then, thou art like God's people, thou shalt be with God's people. You cannot be gathered with the wicked, for you are too dearly bought. Redeemed by the blood of Christ, you are His for ever, and where He is, there must His people be. You are loved too much to be cast away with reprobates. Shall one dear to Christ perish? Impossible! Hell cannot hold thee! Heaven claims thee! Trust in thy Surety and fear not! [C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions"; Emphasis added]

May Jesus Richly Bless You,

David Bay, Director

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