Friday, April 29, 2011

Congratulations to the newly married British royal couple!

These young people, William and Catherine (Kate), seem refreshing to me and the ceremony appeared to be a true Christian one.  I wish them a long and happy Godly life together.

Also, my deepest condolences to those in the southern USA, particularly Alabama, devastated by the tornado activity of the night before last.

I will be a radio guest on Dr. Stanley Monteith's program this evening.

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Guess Who???? Again!!!!

Update:  I don't agree with President on many things, but I do agree with him that the "birther issue" was a silly one that should be put to rest.  To many on this site, to my dismay, subscribed to it.  Exhibit A below:

NOW BACK TO GUESS WHO, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "JAVIER SOLANA"

Well, let's see?  Is it a conference on Social Security benefits?  NO.  Is it being addressed by a "retiree"?  YES.  Is it by an "elderly gentleman" who "likes his private life"?  I had the bad case of giggles reading somebody else's GUESS WHO? column heading a few days ago.  Given the role that Brookings is playing in the Middle East Process by U.S. State Department officials who recently were on record urging "The Quartet for Peace in the Middle East" to slow down, this is significant.  Farmer brought that news to the attention of many in his recent article which you may read by clicking here.  Then he ran his "guess who" headline.  I googled Javier Solana today, as I do many days, expecting to find little new from the "retired elderly gentleman."  BUT, I found this.  Maybe it's his belated retirement party?!  Well, with excitement like this, JS should not get bored in his "golden years."

Constance


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In this middle of all the "New Age Revolutions", this also on the scene



SECOND UPDATE AND QUERY:  WOULD THIS BE HAPPENING WITHOUT THE COUNSEL OF THE SDA (SECURITY AND DEFENCE AGENDA) CO-PRESIDED BY JAVIER SOLANA AND JAAP DE HOOP SCHEFFER?? DOUBTFUL!!!


UPDATE:  BBC reports today that Israeli intellectuals and artists back Palestinian state.  Something BIG appears to be  in wind just in time to coincide with all the other ongoing "New Age Revolutions."

Original Post:  Hmmm, "New Age Revolutions" just about everywhere; Bolivia proposes universal Earth Charter / "pachamama" legislation for UN global enforcement and NOW Israel "under pressure to offer peace plan."  If they don't, THE QUARTET may try to "jump-start" the process.

According to this story in the Los Angeles Times, Israel is under intense pressure both from the Quartet and from the USA State Department teamed up with the Brookings Institution.  (Remember the information "Farmer" laid out about the Brookings Institution (now one of the many homes for Javier Solana) and "The Quartet" (formerly spearheaded by Javier Solana before his job responsibility cessations to Catherine Ashton?).

It looks like a power struggle between factions and it further looks as if Israel might be caught in the middle.  Quoting from the Los Angeles Times article in relevant part:

Israel won some breathing space with the postponement last week of a meeting of international powers in Berlin, but American and European diplomats are continuing to prod Netanyahu to lay out his vision for restarting peace talks and ending the occupation of the West Bank. If he does not, diplomats warned, the so-called Mideast quartet — the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations — may attempt to jump-start the process by formally endorsing, for the first time, the creation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Netanyahu's government has vehemently opposed such a move.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signaled last week that international patience over the stalled peace process was growing thin and that the recent Arab world unrest made a resolution of the conflict more pressing. She promised "active American leadership" and a reinvigorated U.S. approach that would be announced in coming weeks.

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Monday, April 11, 2011

TRANSHUMANISM AND "THE NEW AGE" - AN INTERNET RADIO EXPOSE'


UPDATE:  As reader "Craig" pointed out in the comments section, our own JD, a participant here who also has his own blogspot, "The Devil is in the Details" did an excellent article on Transhumanism a few months ago.  Under the title of this article above, I have included a link to that which will take you there as well as by clicking here.  He included links to two significant videos there as well.


Constance

"Such as do wickedly against the Covenant, he shall corrupt by flatteries."  That Daniel prophesied thousands of years ago.  We were also told that travel and knowledge would increase as we neared the end of time.  Such we have certainly witnessed as now we can send a message around the globe via internet faster than one can make copies on most older model copiers.  One idea the New Agers and their confederates have recently been talking up is the concept of "transhumanism."

Wikipedia describes "transhumanism" this way:


Transhumanism is an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.[1] Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers ofemerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies.[1] They predict that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label "posthuman".[1] Transhumanism is therefore viewed as a subset of philosophical "posthumanism".[2]The contemporary meaning of the term "transhumanism" — which is now symbolized by H+ (previously >H[3]) and often used as a synonym for "human enhancement" — was foreshadowed by one of the first professors of futurologyFM-2030, who taught "new concepts of the Human" at The New School of New York City in the 1960s, when he began to identify people who adopt technologies, lifestyles and world views transitional to "posthumanity" as "transhuman".[4] This foresight would lay the intellectual groundwork for British philosopher Max More to begin articulating the principles of transhumanism as a futurist philosophy in 1990,[5]and organizing in California an intelligentsia that has since grown into the worldwide transhumanist movement.[4]The transhumanist vision of a transformed future humanity, which is influenced by the techno-utopias depicted in some great works of science fiction, has attracted many supporters and detractors from a wide range of perspectives.[4] Transhumanism has been condemned by one critic, Francis Fukuyama, as the world's most dangerous idea,[6] while one proponent, Ronald Bailey, counters that it is the "movement that epitomizes the most daring, courageous, imaginative, and idealistic aspirations of humanity".[7]

To those reading and discerning the Daniel, Matthew, Mark, Luke and Revelation prophecies, the ramications should be obvious.    Sarah Leslie has informed me that one of the world's leading analysts and critics of the Transhuman Movement, Dr. Martin Erdmann is currently traveling and speaking the USA.  I offered her my radio time tomorrow night on THEMICROEFFECT.COM to interview him.  You may call in live to the program by dialing 888-747-1968.

Here is information about Dr. Erdmann.  I hope you will tune in, listen, record, obtain the archives, and invite your friends listen to Sarah Leslie and Dr. Martin Erdmann talk about "Transhumanism" tomorrow night.


  Dr. Martin Erdmann studied theology in Columbia, SC (Master of Divinity), Basel, Switzerland    and Aberdeen, Scotland (Master of Theology). In 1999, he was awarded a doctoral degree in    modern Church History at Brunel University, Uxbridge, England. In 1996, he founded Online Communication Systems, inc. in Columbus, Ohio using it primarily for the purpose of theological distance education. As Vice-President of Mustardseed Media, San Jose, CA, he participated in a project called Biblelands, an Online-Multimedia Tour of Israel and the Near East.For four years he lectured in the NT department of the STH Basel (State-independent Theological Seminary). As a senior scientist he was involved in a research project (Clinical Nanomedicine) at the University Hospital in Basel for five years. From 2003 to 2010 he was Professor of Biblical Studies at Patrick Henry College, Virginia (distance education), and he was chairman of the NT Studies and modern Church History departments at the Academy for Reformation Theology for the past five years. In 2004 he became the founding director of the Verax Institute. Dr. Erdmann is married to Joy and has two children, Estelle Cherie and Johannes Luc.
Tune in and stay tuned!


CONSTANCE

Chinese Christians face new worship "crackdowns"

SEE UPDATE BELOW!

According to a brand new story in the Irish Times today, Chinese pressures against Christians worshiping independently of state sanctioned churches is growing.  If only our government were half as concerned about the Christians persecuted in China and elsewhere as they appear to be over "New Age" rioters in a variety of Mideastern countries!  The USA is deeply indebted to China which probably isn't going to make life any easier for persecuted Chinese Christians.  Further, because of the indebtedness, our leverage with China on this or any other issue has to be greatly diminished.  Pray for our Chinese brethren and pray for conversions of their persecutors as well.

This also on today's news stories after I posted the above,  It appears that our leverage with China is greatly diminished.  The crackdown on Chinese Christians is coming from the direction of the Chinese Communist party per this UPI article.  One word of caution, however.  UPI is allegedly owned by Unification Church, so independent verification of the material is in order!




Stay tuned!


CONSTANCE

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Valuable speech by former, now deceased New Ager, Randall Baer

Randall Baer was a prominent New Age author who converted to Christianity and totally renounced his former New Age beliefs.  His book, INSIDE THE NEW AGE NIGHTMARE (Huntington House, 1989) is important, but I believe this talk which I just discovered on line on You Tube is even better.  You can watch it here:





Stay strong, and stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Is Israel's "Extended European Holiday" about to end?

UPDATE:  WHAT'S IN THE WORKS, VERY SOON FOR EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICY:

In the wake of the events in Tunisia and Egypt, EU leaders rushed to make declarations whose common denominator was the need for policy change. Beyond extending emergency humanitarian aid, EU leaders decided at a March 13 emergency session on a comprehensive review of existing cooperative and assistance programs with the region’s states. In the mid term, the EU intends to establish a new partnership with the nations of the southern Mediterranean called Partnership for Democracy and Shared Prosperity. The foundation of the partnership consists of giving assistance and incentives to those states choosing to work towards political and economic reforms. The intention is to have concrete proposals formulated by April 2011, when a comprehensive examination of the ENP will take place. [1]


ORIGINAL POST:  Here's another one I wish Herb Peters were around to talk to about:

Quoting from it in relevant part, we read:
Partnership:  Israel adroitly entered the European orbit at the beginning of the Barcelona Process with an EU-Israel Association Agreement in 1995 "establishing a partnership which provides for close and mutually beneficial trade and investment relations together with economic, social, financial, civil scientific, technological and cultural cooperation." Within the framework of the 2004 European Neighbourhood Policy, the EU-Israel Action Plan went into effect in April 2005 and was extended again in June 2010 to "increase trade economic integration particularly with the EU, inter alia, by developing trade and investment flows, by liberalising trade in services […] promote cooperation in transport, energy and telecom networks." The EU Association Council with Israel agreed that relations should continue to be based on the current Action Plan, whose validity was extended until June 2011. According to the spokesperson for EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, "no new action plan or an upgrade is in sight at this stage." Furthermore, the February 22, 2011, Association Council reiterated the EU's June 2009 position that an "upgrade of relations needs to be seen in the context of the resolution of the Israel-Palestinian context through the implementation of a two-state solution." Lastly, the EU member states agreed to remain open to future cooperation with Israel, but according to the spokesperson, "substantial progress of the [Middle East Peace Process] MEPP remains an essential condition for moving forward concretely on bilateral relations." The spokesperson for the Embassy of Israel in Brussels stated that the "conditionality is detrimental to both the EU and Israel" and that "the MEPP should not be so closely linked to bilateral EU-Israeli relations."But it's about time some form of condition — even if it's a hypothetical condition for future relations — is iterated, if not imposed. Israel's special status of being an "EU member without being part of the institutions", as Javier Solana famously repeated, may be coming to an end.
 Stuart Reigeluth is managing editor of Revolve magazine.
The ramifications should be obvious!

Stay tuned!
 CONSTANCE


[1] Canada Free Press, http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/34473
(a reprint of article by Shimon Stein of March 16, 2011 for the Institute of National Security Studies, a Think Tank).


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