Be Very Alert! No 281

Be Very Alert! – By Val Hollard (NZ)

On Watch at the Door                                     No 281, 25 February, 2019

FOLLOWING THE LEADER

Following his first visit to the Arabian Peninsula, Pope Francis has been dubbed the Grand Sheik Francis of al-Vatican by Robert Spencer! And not without good reason! The Pope together with Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (once named “the most influential Muslim in the world”) signed a document titled “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living together.” Al-Tayeb is the Grand Imam at al-Azhar University in Cairo, the foremost Sunni university.

   If Francis thinks the signing of this document will help bring along world peace, he is greatly deceived. Al-Tayeb recently said, “Those learned in Islam and the imams of the four schools of jurisprudence consider apostasy a crime and agree that the apostate must either renounce his apostasy or else be killed.”

   But why does Rome think so highly of Muslims? It goes to go back to the Second Vatican Council which resulted in the Catholic Catechism being changed, about 1964 at the time of Pope Paul VI. Paragraph 841 states: The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.” So Rome believes Muslims are saved too, even though they totally deny the Jesus of the Bible and that belief in His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection is necessary for salvation. 

   Rome has a very low view of the Bible and the importance of Jesus. Jesus is usually seen as a babe in Mary’s arms, dead on a cross, or adored as a wafer in a Monstrance. Mary, on the other hand, has been raised to an equal or higher status than Jesus. There are well over 1 billion Catholics and most have a copy of the Bible. However, the majority still believe Rome has the truth and solidly support the pope. US Catholic officials have welcomed the signing of the document. The chairman of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue and the chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs says it is a clarion call for robust dialogue that leads to peace.

       Since the inception of the church there has always been a tendency of many who call themselves Christians to follow a person instead of the Word of God. The Word of God tells us that all Scripture is God-breathed and it shows us what’s right, what’s wrong, how to get right and how to stay right (2 Tim 3:16-17). Scripture will provide the light to show us the way (Ps 119:105), not the Catholic Church. If Catholics read their Bibles and took them seriously, they should be leaving the Catholic Church in droves! By aligning with Muslims, the Pope is leading an untold number straight into the hands of the Antichrist. To follow an earthly leader is a very dangerous thing.

   Psalm 1:1-2. “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he mediates day and night.” Francis has clearly plonked himself in the seat of mockers. Muslims are experts in deception and know exactly what they are doing.

   By believing that Muslims are saved, Francis is letting Muslims go to hell. The only way of salvation is through Jesus. John 3:16 is well-known, but people often ignore John 3:18: “Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” Muslims do not believe that God has a Son. 

   Meanwhile, the pope remains completely silent on the persecution of Christians by Muslims and wants countries to open their borders to Muslims. The killings of Muslims who convert to Christianity are appalling.

   Walk, stand and sit in Psalm 1 are strong words. It is a progression. Sadly, there are now many evangelical Christians aligning themselves with Rome, joining with Pope Francis in the seat of mockers. Interfaith meetings are commonplace now. In one recent example, the Phoenix campus of Hillsong Church hosted the apostate Alpha conference, an ecumenical, emergent conference that seeks to unify all the various faiths under one umbrella. According to the website, the event is featuring Mike Schmitz, a Catholic priest. People attending this event were told that this false doctrine was “advancing the kingdom.”

   If you consider yourself a Christian, are you being seduced by the wicked, the sinners and mockers? Is your delight in the law of the Lord and do you meditate on it day and night? Are you following a leader or organisation, or God’s Word?

DANGER AHEAD!

   A mother in the UK was arrested in front of her children and locked up for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a man online. Confirming the arrest, Hertfordshire Police said: “We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.” There have been other cases where police have been accused of being heavy-handed in dealing with people who go online to debate gender issues. Also in the UK, the police contacted a 74-year-old woman, a private citizen, who criticized transgenderism online. She was asked to stop tweeting her thoughts and suggested that she perhaps might want to remove them.

   In Sweden, a pensioner has been prosecuted and fined for commenting on how immigrants avoided punishment for everything they do. “They get acquitted, though they steal and do other things.” She said she would not have written what she did if she had known it was illegal.

   The Stats Dept in NZ does various surveys and taking part is a legal requirement. Recently my household was selected to take part in a NZ General Social Survey. There was a question about the climate and I also had to rate the performance of the government. I thought how things could go downhill rapidly if they had a survey that asked one’s views on LGBTQ and Islam. I got a letter from someone who gets the Alerts a short time ago saying, “Frankly, I think it’s very likely that, right here in New Zealand, it won’t be long till some faithful Christians receive the honour of martyrdom.” May God give us guidance and wisdom when faced with Stats surveys, social media, or any other potentially difficult situations.

AS IN THE DAYS OF LOT

   NZ’s Rainbow Christian Gathering Awaken took place this month at the Ponsonby Baptist Church in Auckland. LGBTQI+ Christians from across denominations took part. The information says “God’s love is Good News for everybody including you.” It is so sad to see the church allowing these people to be so deceived.

   In NZ, Labour MP Tāmati Coffey and partner Tim Smith are expecting a baby. They had a civil union in 2011. The announcement was made at the Big Gay Out on the main stage alongside PM Jacinda Ardern. Coffey said he “applauded” the modern families out under the “rainbow umbrella.” Coffey says the surrogate mother was a “friend of a friend,” and she was about 20 weeks along.

   A growing number of schools are installing unisex toilets with the idea that it helps all genders feel safe. However, Women’s Voices Wales are saying some girls are refraining from using the toilet during school hours because of a lack of privacy and taunts from boys including “period shaming” and fear of sexual harassment.

   A UK government lawyer has said that “mother” is no longer a gender specific term preserved +only for women. The comments were made during a High Court hearing where a ‘transgender’ man born a woman gave birth to a child and is seeking to be named the father, rendering the baby legally motherless.

   French schools are to change ‘mother and father’ to ‘parent 1 and 2’ under a new law which will appease the LGBT community. In contrast, a prominent psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Hospital claims the transgender individuals suffer from a form of mental illness and that Gender Reassignment is ‘biologically impossible.’ This will not make the transgender community happy!

IN BRIEF

   In NZ, in 2015 more than 2000 children and teens under the age of 18 were seen by alcohol and drug treatment services. Some as young as five have been treated.

   A study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that senior citizens are being killed by flu vaccines in record numbers, and the death rate is rising at an alarming rate. 60% of people over age 65 are reported to be at risk.

   In 2017 more than 40,000 of the 150,000 deaths in the Netherlands were induced.

   In Australia, a group of top lawyers, judges and provincial court justices went to a mosque to show solidarity with Muslims. They wanted to do this because of the outrageous “Islamophobia” of Justice Desmond Fagan in his call for Muslims to reject the violent exhortations of the Qur’an.

   An investigation has highlighted more than 700 victims of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of hundreds of Southern Baptist Convention leaders and volunteers.

   A new study by the Barna Group has found that “nearly half (47 percent) of practicing Christian millennials believe that evangelism is wrong.”

ANTI-SEMITISM

   Global anti-Semitism is continuing to rise. Here is a sample: A record number of anti-Semitic incidents were reported in the UK last year, prompting warnings of a “general atmosphere of intolerance and prejudice” in Britain. It is the third year in a row in which anti-Semitic hate crime has reached a record level.

   There was a 60 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents across Australia in 2018, as compared with 2017, according to a report by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry published last November. NSW reported 166 out of 366 recorded incidents in the Report on Anti-Semitism in Australia.

   One in five Americans now support the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement which works to end international support for Israel because of its so-called oppression of Palestinians.

   The Copenhagen Mayor for Technology and Environment has proudly awarded the Copenhagen Courageous Award to three activists from the anti-Israel movement BDS at Copenhagen City Hall. They received the award for “having worked tirelessly to reveal the apartheid-like nature of the Israeli regime and its systematic violation of international law.” The three BDS members were reportedly charged with assault and illegal intrusion during a speech by an Israeli politician at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2017.

   In a disturbing trend in the US, anti-Israel activism is now spreading in middle school and high school classrooms around the country.

   In the US, the newly-elected Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been on a Twitter rampage against Israel in general and the Jews in particular, sparking massive outrage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership team roundly condemned her and asked her to apologise immediately for her hurtful comments.

EXTRA ITEMS:

John Haller prophecy update:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOybu1kDRSs

The Alpha Course. Lighthouse Trails:https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=20704

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