SHORT TAKES

2 VATICAN SEX SCANDALS – (1) Cardinal George Pell, a high ranking Vatican official and close ally of Pope Francis’ papacy is returning home to Australia to face “historic” sexual abuse charges.  “One Australian study undertaken by a Royal Commission found that a full 7 percent of Australian priests were accused of child abuse between 1950 and 2009.”[v]  That story broke at the end of June.  (2) Just days later, Italian police broke up a drug-fueled gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of the Pope’s key cardinals.  The apartment where the orgy took place belonged to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith – the office which “hears appeals from clergy and staff accused and found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.”[vi]  [Ah, the irony of that, huh?] TRUMP’S WAR ON PEDOPHILES – The Mainstream Media will scarcely mention this.  (It puts the President in too good a light.)  Ever since he has taken office, President Trump with the aid of Attorney General Jeff Sessions ... [More]

THE BIG PICTURE

For the most part, we have been tracing the convoluted interconnectedness of power that shapes our world today.  Today we’ll begin to look at the origins and sources of that power.  As we do so we will briefly enter the realm of the ‘fantastic’, endeavoring to stay with only the most credible of sources as we shed some light on the outworking of Satan’s minions in this, the physical realm. PART XI –   POWERS BEHIND POWERS “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Eph. 6:12) Now we’ve begun to lift the veil on the network that ties the controlling forces of our world together.  But there is more to this than meets the eye.  To the casual observer, this may seem like just the natural tendency of the rich to chum up together and make decisions based on common interests.  It is much more than that.  These great powers: - ... [More]

GIMME DAT ‘ONE WORLD RELIGION’

[We skipped a week but we’re back – to put this series to bed.]  So we’ve been tracing the false religions of mankind from their origin on the plains of Shinar through forms ancient and modern.  It’s now time to wind this story to a close.  Perhaps a good way to think about the coming End Times Religion of the False Prophet is to remember that it will be a synthesis of all the religions of the world.  We have already seen how the Cult of Mary is beginning to serve that unifying role for Catholics, Muslims, Hindus, and even pagan believers in goddess / earth worship such as Wiccans, etc.  The biggest obstacle to this unity is the Biblically based Faiths of Christianity and Judaism.  But Satan’s armies of the New Age are confronting the problem head on.  Try as he might however, God gains the victory in the end!  PART XVIII – TYING THINGS TOGETHER Let’s just take a little time here to review some of the themes we’ve been dealing with, so we can see just how they fit together.  One ... [More]