Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas episode: InFocus Recouched

@ Approx. 11:10 mins., James D. Standish's solution for a diverse society with their various customs is to "embrace it all":






https://youtu.be/HU-OyWvC3cE?t=677


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James D. Standish

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James D. Standish


James D. Standish was the communications director for the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as well as head of news and editorial for RECORD, the official news magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.[1] James left this role in May 2016 on a leave of absence from denominational employment.[2]



Contents
1 Early life and career
2 Education
3 Appointments and Awards
4 Bar Memberships
5 Personal life
6 Publications
7 See also
8 References


Early life and career

Born in Australia, Standish has travelled widely and has lived in the UK, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the US. He holds both Australian and US citizenships.

James' first job was in fifth grade, selling newspapers to motorists at the six-lane intersection of Whitehorse Rd and the Maroonda Highway in Melbourne. At 15, he graduated to teaching English to Laotian refugees in eastern Thailand.

He previously served as the Adventist Church's representative to the US Government in Washington DC, and the United Nations in New York and Geneva. From 2001-2008 and then 2009-2011, he was Director of Legislative Affairs for the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters.[3] From 2008-2009, he was also executive director for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.[4]

During this time, he was presented twice at the White House and met President Obama and Vice President Biden. Standish has also met many other world leaders on behalf of the Adventist Church, including President Bush, Senators McCain, Kerry and Clinton, the Governor General of Papua New Guinea, Members of both the British House of Lords and House of Commons and the Prime Minister of Australia.

He has a Juris Doctor degree with honors from Georgetown University (Washington, DC), an MBA from the University of Virginia, and a BBA from Newbold College, England.[5]

Education


Standish earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgetown University where he was president of the Georgetown University Church-State Law Forum and an editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy.

He earned his MBA at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia where he was news editor of the Darden News.

He also holds a BBA from Newbold College, England, where he was editor of the college newspaper and then served as president of the student association.

Appointments and Awards

Member of President Obama's Task Force on Interfaith Dialogue & Cooperation
, 2009-2010 [6]
Secretary of the United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, 2010
Held a US Diplomatic Passport, 2008-2009
Member of the US delegation to the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe, Warsaw, 2008
Deputy Secretary General of the International Religious Liberty Association, 2009-2011
Received the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund civil rights award, 2008
Awarded the International Religious Liberty Association's plaque for outstanding service, 2008

Bar Memberships

Admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court [7]
Admitted to practice before the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Member of the District of Columbia Bar
Member of the Virginia State Bar

Personal life

James is married and has two daughters.[8] In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, tennis, playing the guitar, composing songs, writing and recreational reading.

Publications

From 2009-2010, Standish wrote a column on the Newsweek/Washington Post's 'On Faith' site.[9]

He has authored numerous articles and reports, including scholarly articles for professional journals such as the American Bar Association's journal and the National Law Journal. [10]

Standish has also written several articles for Liberty magazine.[11]

As editor of RECORD, the official news magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, he wrote regular editorials and features.[12]

See also







SDA & PRESENT TRUTH PREACHERS BREAKING THE LAW: PULPIT PARTIALITY WITHIN...

Dealing With Apostasy - Why Walter Veith and Doug Batchelor are Wrong

The Cashless Society, the New World Order and the Vatican Bank.


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The Cashless Society, the New World Order and the Vatican Bank.

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Published on Jul 13, 2017


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" What is the Mark of the Beast?" Studying from Daniel and Revelation - Study 5

Friday, July 21, 2017

Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction






The following is the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction given to high ranking Jesuits only. This oath is taken from the book Subterranean Rome by Carlos Didier, translated from the French, and published in New York in 1843.

"When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI, and below them the words IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOUS. The meaning of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers. Upon the floor is a red cross at which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left hand and presses to his heart, and the Superior at the same time presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by the hilt, and thus addresses the postulant:"

Superior:

My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope.

You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace. To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

WALTER VEITH, DOUG BATCHELOR, & STEPHEN BOHR: LAODICEAN PREACHERS BREAKI...


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I believe someone decided to change the title of the presentation...

See this video:

SDA & PRESENT TRUTH PREACHERS BREAKING THE LAW: PULPIT PARTIALITY WITHIN & WITHOUT

https://youtu.be/q0-1Bv9weZs


Drought in Peru - living without water | DW Documentary

Attention California Employers: Action Required for Ensuring Compliance with California’s “Day of Rest” Requirements




USA July 18 2017


Under California law, employees are entitled to “one day’s rest therefrom in seven,” unless certain statutory exceptions apply. In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., 2 Cal. 5th 1074 (2017), the California Supreme Court addressed several ambiguities in the statutory language, giving employers much needed guidance on how to comply with California’s day of rest requirements. As noted below, employers should review their handbooks and scheduling policies to ensure they are in compliance with these requirements, as clarified by the Court.

By way of background, California Labor Code section 551 entitles employees to “one day’s rest therefrom in seven,” and section 552 similarly prohibits an employer from “caus[ing] his employees to work more than six days in seven.” Section 556 creates an exception to these requirements for employees whose “total hours of employment do not exceed 30 hours in any week or six hours in any one day thereof.”


Bank of America GLITCH Creates Havoc as Customers LOCKED OUT of Bank Acc...

UN deputy chief highlights importance of public institutions in reaching development goals




Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria. UN Photo/Mark Garten



18 July 2017 – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today urged public institutions to embrace the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, reduce inequality and end tackle climate change.

“When the centre of government functions effectively, collective expertise from across the public sector can be mobilized and brought to bear on the most pressing decisions confronting a country,” the Deputy Secretary-General told a high-level event on getting Governments organized to deliver on the SDGs.

She said that Governments and public institutions will work out how best Governments can reach the SDGs, but only “if it is driven by visionary and committed public leadership, adequate resources and capacity and the exchange of lessons learned.”

Addressing the event, organized in part by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Ms. Mohammed noted that the SDGs call for Governments to listen to the people and engage them in decision-making.

She stressed that Government mobilize all actors around the SDGs, and ensure that institutions are effective, accountable and inclusive.

“Few tasks are more important for the effective functioning of government than leadership and coordination from the top of the executive branch,” Ms. Mohammed said.

She noted that the 17 SDGs are focused on putting people first and leaving no one behind: “No one is too hard to reach.”

The event was held as part of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which started on 10 July and wraps up tomorrow, and which this year focuses on eliminating poverty.

The annual forum is designed to be a platform for discussing implementation of the anti-poverty agenda, and for Governments to learn from each other.

This year's discussions include presentations on the challenges and gaps in reaching the development agenda in 44 countries that volunteered to give progress reports, and more than 120 side events related to the SDGs.

Among today's other events related to the HLPF was the SDG Business Forum.






God's People Brought to the Test


July 20

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:22, 23.


We need not be deceived. Wonderful scenes, with which Satan will be closely connected, will soon take place. God's Word declares that Satan will work miracles. He will make people sick, and then will suddenly remove from them his satanic power. They will then be regarded as healed. These works of apparent healing will bring Seventh-day Adventists to the test. Many who have had great light will fail to walk in the light, because they have not become one with Christ.

I saw our people in great distress, weeping, and praying, pleading the sure promises of God, while the wicked were all around us, mocking us, and threatening to destroy us. They ridiculed our feebleness, they mocked at the smallness of our numbers, and taunted us with words calculated to cut deep. They charged us with taking an independent position from all the rest of the world. They had cut off our resources so that we could not buy nor sell, and referred to our abject poverty and stricken condition. They could not see how we could live without the world; we were dependent upon the world, and we must concede to the customs, practices, and laws of the world, or go out of it. If we were the only people in the world whom the Lord favored the appearances were awfully against us. They declared that they had the truth, that miracles were among them, that angels from heaven talked with them, and walked with them, that great power, and signs and wonders were performed among them, and this was the Temporal Millennium, which they had been expecting so long. The whole world was converted and in harmony with the Sunday law, and this little feeble people stood out in defiance of the laws of the land, and the laws of God, and claimed to be the only ones right on the earth.

God's people will not find their safety in working miracles, for Satan would counterfeit any miracle that might be worked.... They are to take their stand on the living Word—“It is written.”


Maranatha, p. 209.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ted wilson EXPOSED sunday law

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Matthew 11:25


Hiding The Antichrist

Adventist Leader in Southern England Meets with Local Imam




Meeting highlights opportunities for collaboration, understanding.

JULY 17, 2017

By: Sam O. Davies, British Union Conference News

On Tuesday, July 4, South England Conference (SEC) church region president Emmanuel Osei visited Imam Toufik Kacimi, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Finsbury Park Muslim Welfare House, in London, to deliver words of sympathy and condolences in the aftermath of the Finsbury Park terror attack.

“On behalf of the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South England Conference, I want to express our shock and dismay at the appalling and senseless attack on innocent worshippers that took place on June 19 at your Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park,” said Osei to Kacimi. “We want you to know that as members of faith, we do sympathize with the trauma caused by this evil act, and we totally condemn it.”



South England Conference President Emmanuel Osei, right, during his meeting with Finbury Park Imam and Welfare House CEO Toufik Kacimi, on July 4. [Photo: British Union Conference News]


The June 19 attack, which was labeled a hate crime, resulted in the death of one Muslim worshipper, and several wounded as a van driver struck pedestrians coming out of the mosque. Two persons are still in a critical condition, according to Kacimi.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Vatican Commences Trial for Embezzlement of Funds Meant for Children’s Hospital





ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.18 Jul 201726

18 Jul, 2017 18 Jul, 2017

A Vatican criminal process against two men charged with redirecting funds earmarked for a children’s hospital to refurbish a cardinal’s apartment began Tuesday with a two-hour pretrial hearing.

Giuseppe Profiti and Massimo Spina are former directors of a foundation overseeing the Vatican’s Bambino Gesù pediatric hospital and have been charged with embezzling foundation funds to help finance the remodeling of the apartment of Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican Secretary of State.

Bertone himself, however, is not being investigated and faces no charges.

According to a statement read by a court clerk, Profiti and Spina are accused of an illicit appropriation and use of funds belonging to the Bambino Gesù Foundation to pay Gianantonio Bandera, an Italian contractor, to refurbish an apartment belonging to Vatican City State and used as the residence of Cardinal Bertone.


The Road to a Cashless World Paving the Way to the Mark of the Beast?

Poll: Declining Number of Protestants Identify With Specific Denomination





         
Lannie Troon, right, leads the Milton United Methodist Church handbell choir in a practice at the church in Milton, Wis. (Anthony Wahl/The Janesville Gazette via AP)




By Jason Devaney | Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 05:56 PM




Less than one-third of Protestants in the United States identify with a specific denomination of the religion.

The results of a new Gallup survey show that 30 percent of U.S. Protestants identify with one of the many branches of this particular form of Christianity, down from 50 percent in 2000.


Other findings in the survey:
Baptists represent 10 percent of Protestants who identify with a branch of the religion.
Methodists and Lutherans make up 4 percent, followed by Southern Baptists (3 percent), Presbyterians and Pentecostal (2 percent), and Church of Christ and Episcopalians (1 percent).
Three percent of those who identity with a branch of Protestantism selected "other."

The data represents 2016 numbers.


The results of another recent poll showed that 74 percent of white evangelical Protestants approved of President Donald Trump's job performance. Only 38 percent of Catholics said the same.


Since Trump took office in January, meanwhile, Christian refugees coming to the U.S. outnumber Muslim refugees.




GROWING CONCERN OVER CLIMATE CHANGE IS CREATING INTERFAITH DIALOGUE



SOCIAL JUSTICE


Two years after Pope Francis launched Laudato Si, the Vatican's plea to save the Earth, Trump rejected its tenets and the Paris Agreement. But people of all faiths are unified globally to beat climate change.


JUN 13, 2017




Activists display banners calling for action on climate change and against world poverty as they arrive on St. Peter's Square prior to Pope Francis' Sunday Angelus prayer at the Vatican.

(Photo: Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images)



On May 24th, a grim-faced Pope Francis handed a signed copy of Laudato Si to President Donald Trump during his visit to Rome. The United States president, who has called climate change "a hoax," promised to read the papal encyclical, a spiritual and secular plea to save the Earth from environmental destruction.


A week later, Trump announced plans to yank the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris Agreement, whose prologue was influenced by the principles embodied in Laudato Si. In doing so, Trump repudiated 195 nations' pledges to reduce their carbon footprint to mitigate the worst effects of climate change; he repudiated Pope Francis and his encyclical as well.

Two years after the release of Laudato Si—and long after its intense global attention has faded—it's worth asking: is the uncompromising and unprecedented Catholic teaching document fulfilling Vatican expectations by uniting leaders of all faiths, along with their billions of congregants, to take decisive climate action "in care for our common home"?


Keeping the Earth: JustFaith and the Environment



Part 10 in a series on JustFaith


By Stephanie Block


The next JustFaith material for examination is “Keeping the Earth:Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment,” a video produced by Union of Concerned Scientists in cooperation with the National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE). It’s undeniably pushing an agenda throughout: images are used manipulatively. Animals are depicted as cute or majestic, scenery is awesome, and the accompanying narrative is often a Bible verse, read in the thrilling basso profundo of James Earl Jones. In stark contrast are pictures of human overcrowding or environmental destructiveness, such as the bulldozing of saguaro cacti, with text telling the listener that humans are “overstepping” their place, “violating” the Earth…and “going too far.”

The video’s opening concept is the need for human “reconciliation” with other species of life. One early scene takes place in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, which houses NRPE, and shows a procession of animals and plants - including an elephant, goats, and birds of prey - down the central aisle of the church nave. NRPE Director Paul Gorman describes the reactions (which the viewer doesn’t see) of the humans participating in this “spiritual” event: “People wept…They were experiencing a moment of reconciliation.”

The speaker continues, “The challenge of the churches and synagogues is to open their doors more fully to the life…what’s “out there” belongs inside our congregations and inside our hearts.” By implication, the video is saying that the churches and synagogues have not been open to welcoming life, failing to recognize that the fullness of Life, in the person of the Creator of Life, through His Word and His Presence is, indeed, in those places that worship Him. Creatures are a poor substitute.



CHURCH AND STATE : Part 6 -- Bill Hughes

Monday, July 17, 2017

CHURCH AND STATE : Part 5 -- Bill Hughes

Columnist: Al Gore got rich by scaring ‘little kids witless’



By World Tribune on July 17, 2017




by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2017

None of Al Gore’s many apocalyptic climate scenarios have materialized, yet the former U.S. vice president has become a very rich man via that very scaremongering, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph wrote.

“Any normal person with such a woeful record of accuracy as Gore would be ashamed to show his face,” Miranda Devine wrote for the Telegraph’s July 16 edition.


Former US vice president Al Gore was recently in Sydney to promote his documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. / AAP / Keri Megelus




“Eleven years after his Inconvenient Truth movie scared little kids witless, his warnings of climate armageddon have come to nothing.”

The scaremongering continues in Gore’s new movie – An Inconvenient Sequel.

“I feel so scared” a young Asian man in one scene cries.

In Australia last week, Devine noted that Gore claimed Mother Nature was “screaming” and the world would ­descend into chaos “unless we buy his snake oil.”

“Silly Labor premiers bought that snake oil last week, pledging alongside the grinning Gore that Victoria, Queensland, the ACT and South Australia would embrace renewables to produce zero net emissions by 2050,” Devine wrote.

“They haven’t learned the lesson from SA’s extreme green experiment with renewable energy that has produced nothing but crippling blackouts and the highest electricity prices in the world.”

Gore had told us in his first movie that “unless we take drastic measures the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years.”

“Wrong,” Devine wrote. “In fact the world has just been through almost 20 years in which there has been a hiatus in global warming, even as carbon dioxide has increased: an ‘inconvenient pause’ as some wags put it.”

People around the world “are waking up to the fact that their leaders have been crying wolf, while their electricity bills go through the roof. Australia’s prosperity is built on the reams of cheap, abundant fossil fuel under our feet, and yet green zealots have forced us into an energy crisis.”

Devine continued: “But when Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly last week pointed out the logical fact that Australians will die because of high power bills, he was slammed as a ‘scaremonger’ by the very people who worship at Al Gore’s feet.”

And South Australia “is pretending that the world’s biggest battery built at huge taxpayer expense by another global green huckster, Elon Musk, is going to save the day.”

Coal “is nowhere near obsolete,” Devine wrote, citing the Australian Minerals Council which points out that coal is the world’s leading source of electricity and will be until at least 2040.

“In our region countries are busy building new clean coal plants. In East Asia alone 1,250 new plants are under construction or planned,” Devine wrote.

“Yet in the past eight years in Australia not a single new baseload coal or gas generation unit has been built. That has to change.”

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull “has now come around to that realization,” Devine noted.

Turnbull told the Liberal National Party state convention in Brisbane: “Those people who say coal and other fossil fuels have no future are delusional.”




Hot Air – The Globalist Agenda Behind Pope Francis’ Environmentalism


Steve Matthews
18 hours ago





“Australian police charge Vatican Treasurer over historical sexual assaults,” blared the CNBC headline. Although the article did not go on the specify the specific charges, it appears that they are related to an investigation into Pell for child sexual assault. After decades of tragic headlines of this sort, such arrests seem to be almost standard issue when it comes to officials of the Roman Church-State (RCS). The one surprising thing about the charges brought against Pell is that he is the highest ranking Church official to be accused of child abuse.

Not to be outdone, the fine folks at the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (an organization within the RCS formerly known as “The Inquisition”) decided it would be a good idea to hold what the Daily Mail described as a “drug fuelled gay orgy” at an apartment owned by said organization.

Unbelievable. Only when it comes to scandals relating to the Vatican, it’s pretty much business as usual.