Thursday, 28 February 2013

Last day of Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI

For over two decades Joseph Ratzinger has dealt with the question if a pope resign. John Paul  considered retiring at 75, an ordinary bishop's retirement age, according to the best-selling book Why He Is a Saint, and discussed it with Ratzinger, but he eventually abandoned the idea of a papal retirement age,



Could it be that Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI has lost control?

Child abuse and the financial secret happenings should worry all believers as well as the protectionshield the Church of Rome is creating for Joseph Ratzinger. Namely, he will remain a permanent resident of Vatican City after his resignation. Doing so will offer him legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world, Church sources said on Friday the 15th of February.

"His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless". announced Vatican officials.
Vatican City
Vatican City (Photo credit: @Doug88888)


This startling admission of guilt by the church is also a direct obstruction of justice, and lends more weight to the charge by the ITCCS and others that the Vatican has arranged with the Italian government to shield Ratzinger from criminal prosecution, in violation of international laws ratified by Italy.

The Vatican decided two weeks ago to give permanent sanctuary to a proven war criminal by allowing Joseph Ratzinger to obstruct justice and evade prosecution for crimes against humanity. And the government of Italy is colluding in this abrogation of international law.
This decision validates the claims of International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) – Brussels, about the criminal conspiracy surrounding Ratzinger and his Vatican co-conspirators. It also makes it clear that the Vatican is a rogue power that is flaunting every law to conceal its own criminality.

Fifteen countries have now become  part of the movement against abuse, trafficking, torture and murder of children and historic genocide of indigenous peoples at the hands of European Christendom.

Kevin Annett of ITCCS says:

Protecting Ratzinger within the walls of the Vatican may halt justice for a moment, but it violates a basic rule of warfare, which is to never give your enemy a permanent focus for their attack. Ratzinger, the evil Emperor, now a permanent fixture in the Vatican? The absurdity of offering such an ongoing focus to the civilized world's hatred of catholic criminality is also a sign that the church is adrift and improvising. But it also shows how genuinely worried is the Vtaican about the legal offensive mounted by our affiliates, lawyers for torture survivors, and the International Criminal Court.
Ratzinger non aprirà l'anno accademico. The st...
Ratzinger non aprirà l'anno accademico. The students told "No Pope in the University!". The Pope won't go to the Rome's university. (Photo credit: Zingaro. I am a gipsy too.)

The Vatican is pulling out all stops to keep Ratzinger out of court. Their loyal, one-man owned Italian media is assaulting the crap out of yours truly and our ITCCS these days, playing the "Deny, Distract and Discredit" strategy of any damage-controlling corporation.
This Friday, California Public Television will broadcast the complete Proceedings, Evidence and Verdict of our Common Law Court of Justice, to a viewership of millions of people.
This Saturday, the ITCCS global online radio program will feature some of the Citizen Jurors who found the Pope, Queen Elizabeth and Canada guilty of Genocide – On March 2 at 4 pm EST, 9 pm GMT on www.blogtalkradio.com/wethejury

The top Catholic official in England, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, suddenly resigned this week and announced he would not vote at the Vatican Conclave on March 15 to elect a new Pope. This unprecedented defiance may indicate a collapse in the disciplinary chain of command within the church, since Cardinals' attendance at the Papal Conclave is normally mandatory.
Meanwhile, Common Law Court officers have begun to serve the Order of Compliance to the thirty officials found guilty of Crimes against Humanity last Monday, including Joseph Ratzinger, Elizabeth Windsor, top Roman Cardinals and Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada. All of the accused parties seem to be in hiding.

The Vatican has forever been an organization that is mainly, not to say only, interested in its own power and preserving its own reputation and its own finances. Already in early times it was clear that lots of people in charge prefered to be on good terms by those in power. For that reason they agreed even to Constantine and his successors to come to terms with certain Greek and philosophical teachings. Soon the so called 'Apologists' arose with the goal to blend Christianity and Greek philosophy. They said that although God was one, which Moses, Jesus and Paul unite in their testimony and can be found in many books of the Bible (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Galatians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6 just to give some examples). Also on the mortality of man the church gave a twist to confirm with the powerful Roman Emprie. Genesis 2:7 and 3:19 clearly tell us that man is a material and mortal thing. Our body is corruptible and mortal (1 Corinthians 15:47,53-54) but the men in power wanted to give in into tradition and other favoured beliefs that the 'soul' and 'body' were separate things, the 'soul' being immortal. Thus Christendom, became virtually a Christianized Greek philosophy.

Throughout history the Roman Catholic Church used its power to get more power and to get more money in their banks, doing everything to secure  their power of having something to say and to dictate in the world. today nothing has changed, but some may think there is moving a lot, and even in the own ranks there is a contra movement.

Keith Porteous Wood:

The Vatican has forever been an organization that is only interested in its own power and preserving its own reputation and its own finances - it has always been thus. But with the kind off communications we have today, they can’t get away with that any longer.
I’m certainly aware of two major issues over child abuses that are going to come up and are going to be very, very hard for the Vatican to swallow. Because it is not like it is the child abuse, bad though that is, is the issue - it is actually that the finger of blame is going to be pointed at the Vatican for having obstructed justice and all the secret files that it won’t release.
So, that is going to look very, very bad, and I think people will get less and less tolerant about that. And the Vatican has shown no real sign of actually coming to terms with this, of putting its hands up and really atoning for its past sins, and being much more open and dealing more properly with victims and actually getting the people who perpetrated these crimes turned over to the police.
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives on St Peter's square for his last weekly audience on February 27, 2013 at the Vatican. (AFP Photo / Tiziana Fabi)
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives on St Peter's square for his last weekly audience on February 27, 2013 at the Vatican. (AFP Photo / Tiziana Fabi)




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Read also:

  1. John Paul to Ratzinger: Should I resign?
  2. Roman Church admits the Pope’s Guilt: Joseph Ratzinger to Evade Justice and Hide out in the Vatican for his own legal immunity and “protection”
  3. Celebrating a Pope-Free World
  4. Vatican policies ‘catastrophic in their implications’
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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Steibis Young People's Study Week May 26th to June 1st

The Christadelphian Young People of the Esslingen Ecclesia cordially invite all late teenagers and young adults between 18 and 35 to a Bible Study Week in the beautiful surroundings of the German Alps from May 26th to June 1st, 2013.
 
Steibis is a Bible School hosted in the beautiful Alps of southern Germany. 
English: Personal bible study Português: Estud...
Personal bible study (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 
This week has been going for over twenty years now and it certainly is a very special event. The speaker for the week will be Bro. Jonathan Hale (Crewe) and his theme will be 'People Jesus Met'€.
 
 The price for the week will be ‚€ 215. If you are interested in going, you will obtain any further information on the website www.christadelphian.me . You will also be able to book in via the register function on the page. If you have any remaining questions, please get in touch with Sis. Hanna Imhof (Miss) under Hanna.Imhof@t-online.de.
 
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Vision for today and tomorrow

Barrow in Furness Study 
 
Brethren and Sisters are invited to join us in fellowship around the the Word of God for our Spring Study.

Date: Saturday 23rd. March 2013 in our own hall at 4pm. Refreshments to follow.
the word of God
the word of God (Photo credit: jangkwee)
Theme "€˜Where there is no vision the people perish" Part 1 '€˜Vision for today' Part 2 'Vision for tomorrow' Speaker: Bro. Geoff Cave, Nottingham Forest Road
 
More info: Bro. Mark Guntrip
markguntrip@hotmail.co.uk 
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129 years of Glad Tidings

For nearly 130 years the Brethren in Christ or Christadelphians bring Glad Tidings.

The "Glad Tidings" Committee would like to thank everyone for renewing their
2013 subscriptions and thus allowing the magazine to continue its witness to
the gospel of the Kingdom of God for its 129th year.
Glad Tidings Issue 1456
Glad Tidings Issue 1456 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
At present we are printing 11,500 copies each month and have a few more back numbers available than usual, so for the time being we are offering these back numbers of the "Glad Tidings" magazine free of charge to anyone who is able to make use of them in their personal preaching activities. The magazines will need to be collected from one of the following addresses: Tecwyn Morgan, 26 The Crescent, Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull B92 0BP (01675 442644) Cilla Palmer,"Highlands" 78 Mildenhall Road, Fordham, Ely, CB7 5NR (01638 723959) Judith Griffiths,72 Audley Avenue, Stretford, Manchester, M32 9TG (0161 748 7207) Geoff Maycock, 8 Hale End, Bracknell, RG12 9YH (01344 420533) 
 
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Bible Education Centre opened up in Sihanoukville

There is a vibrant young ecclesia in Cambodia that needs the support of long-term fieldworkers to assist in the preaching work. There are so many people who want to hear about God's word and the brethren are only limited by the number of people available to teach. 
English: Central Post Office of Phnom Penh, Ca...
Central Post Office of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was built at the time of the French administration of Cambodia. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. July 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Recently a Bible Education Centre opened up in Sihanoukville, a beautiful beach town. This has already got a reasonable number of students and a Cambodian brother & sister nearby. Fieldworkers are desperately needed before the end of April to carry on the work. Also, Phnom Penh, the capital, will require fieldworkers to take over in the BEC from July. Speaking from experience this is a very enjoyable and rewarding way to use the resources God has given us. For more information, or to express your interest, please contact cambodia@acbm.org.au 
 
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Spring Bible Week @ Armidale, NSW, Australia

Formerly the Mittagong Bible Week, now the Spring Bible Week @ Armidale, NSW, Australia will be held under the auspices of the NCC from  28th September - 5th October, 2013 at the New England Girls School.

 
Bro Dan Pogson (Toronto, NSW) shall be speaking about "The Life Of David". In addition there will be 18 multi-session, small group workshops covering a wide range of bible study and Christian living topics. It's very much a family bible week with organised activities for children and young people as well.
 
Find more information and photos from previous Bible Weeks  
 www.springbibleweek.org.au
    
 
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English: War memorial at Mittagong, Australia.
War memorial at Mittagong, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and lightening

Dear Lovers of Truth,

                                This is a bit early to send, but in a week’s time the news will be stale.
      The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has come as a shock to the Vatican and Catholics generally. He has been popular with the laity and most of the clergy He has also placed relations with Israel on a better footing by rejecting “Secessionism” – which denies that Israel is “the chosen race” and therefore has no right to the Promised Land. However, since a conference he called to discuss the Middle East was held in Rome during October 2010, he has had serious opposition to this policy, as shown below: 
English: Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI. Русский: ...
English: Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


JERUSALEM POST 23/10/2010 - In a final joint communiqué, the bishops also told Israel it shouldn’t use the Bible to justify “injustices” against the Palestinians.  The bishops issued the statement at the close of their two-week meeting, called by Pope Benedict XVI to discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East amid a major exodus of the faithful from the region.
The Catholic Church has long been a minority in the largely Muslim region but its presence is shrinking further as a result of war, conflict, discrimination and economic problems.                                                                       .
“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands,” Monsignor Cyril Salim Bustros, Greek Melkite archbishop of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston, Massachusetts, and president of the “Commission for the Message,” said at Saturday’s Vatican press conference. “We ‘Christians’ cannot speak of the ‘promised land’ as an exclusive right for a privileged Jewish people. This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people. “Even if the head of the Israeli state is Jewish, the future is based on democracy. The Palestinian refugees will eventually come back and this problem will have to be solved,” the Lebanese-born Bustros said.

  This brought swift condemnation from both Jewish and Fundamentalist Christian spokesmen.
Mordechay Lewy, Israel’s ambassador to the Holy See, told The Jerusalem Post that Bustros, in saying that Jesus nullified God’s covenant with the Jewish people, was “returning to secessionist theology, contradicting Second Vatican Council teaching and Pope Benedict himself – who has welcomed the return of Jews to their ancient homeland.”
“Also,” added the ambassador, “by inviting all Palestinian refugees to return and denying Israel’s right to define itself a Jewish state – the only such in the world – he is regressing to hard-line positions that deny Israel’s right to exist.”

  It would appear that the next pope will have to deal with a rather divided fraternity among the cardinals and other leading clerics when dealing with weighty Middle East policies.
  This is in keeping with Biblical prophecies which indicate the obstinacy that the nations will encounter when endeavouring to solve the problem of Israel - and Jerusalem in particular.
Zechariah 12:2  Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3  And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
  
Media speculation has also centred around the numerous violations by the Roman Catholic clergy perpetrated on their charges and the negative publicity resulting from it must play on the pope’s mind, especially that the investigations are now centred in Bavaria, the pope’s home country.
  The shattering effect this is having on the Roman church seems the likely fulfilment of
Revelation 14: 8  And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9  And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

 This only the beginning of troubles for the R.C.Church as there are three more judgements to follow!

NOT JUST SYRIA!
   Although to slaughter and refugee situation in Syria occupies much of the Television news bulletins, similar situations are developing in most Arab countries from, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, across Northern Africa and down to the Central African countries. The unrest and violence doesn’t stop there but is becoming world-wide.

   Every day we hear of terrorists bombing innocent civilians – women and children – and then proudly owning up as the perpetrators of these horrific murders as if God Himself approved of them! They have some terrifying experiences awaiting them at the hand of the judge of all the earth!

   In Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, and India thousands pour onto the streets in protest for their rights, while Pakistanis plead with their government to stop the slaughter of so many Shi’ites!
   In the Pacific region China and Japan argue over almost bare islands while North Korea threatens their kinsmen in the South with annihilation from atomic bombs!

   You will readily bring to mind the words of our Lord Jesus, most recorded in three of the gospels:
Luke 21:9  But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. 10  Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11  And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 25  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

  The Gospel in Mark13 has these words as well:
Mark 13:19  For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. 20  And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

  Well, it is comforting to know that the Lord God is aware of all that is going on – but how can He show us that He knows? Fulfilment of prophecy is His best witness - BUT did you see this?

  This photo of lightning striking the top of St. Peter’s basilica in Rome occurred only hours after the pope’s resignation speech! Was it approval or a warning? Or both?
Job 37: 2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth. 3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth. 4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard. 5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

Deut. 29:29  The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

In the Master’s Service,
Art


"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets."  Amos 3:7
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