Teach the Bible in public schools so that students can learn to better understand the world around them

By Chuck Stetson, Chuck Stetson | Fox News

Most of the recent discussions about teaching the Bible in school miss the key points.

First, teaching the Bible in public schools is important for students because, without knowledge of the Bible, students can’t fully understand the English language, English literature, history, art, music or culture. For example, there are over 1,200 documented references to the Bible in Shakespeare’s 36 plays. If you don’t know the Bible, you really can’t understand Shakespeare. You can’t get past the first sentence of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick – “Call me Ishmael” – if you don’t understand who Ishmael was in the Bible.

Of the allusions that a student needs to know for Advanced Placement in English Composition and Literature, approximately two-thirds are Biblical allusions, according to AP Literature and Composition. If you don’t know the Bible, you won’t do well on this part of the Advanced Placement test.

Further, Essentials in Education, which has the only First Amendment Safe textbook for teaching the Bible in public schools, did a national survey of high school English teachers. The results revealed that 96 percent of English teachers believe that young people were disadvantaged when studying English literature if they didn’t know the Bible. At the college level, 39 university English professors supplied an aggregate of 72 books they collectively teach in freshman year that require a knowledge of the Bible.

Second, students in the public schools are kept from religious teaching of the Bible by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in 1963 when Justice Tom Clark, who wrote the opinion, stated: “It might well be said that one’s education is not complete without a study of comparative religion or the history of religion and its relationship to the advancement of civilization. It certainly may be said that the Bible is worthy of study for its literary and historic qualities. Nothing we have said here indicates that such study of the Bible or of religion, when presented objectively as part of a secular program of education, may not be effected consistently with the First Amendment.”

We need to shift the conversation on teaching the Bible in public schools to what the students need to learn to better understand the world around them.

Further, there is the consensus document “The Bible & Public Schools, A First Amendment Guide,” which our Bible Literacy Project co-published with the First Amendment Center with endorsements from the National School Boards Association, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association as well as People for the American Way.

Third, in the most recent national survey that we conducted in May 2017, 80 percent of Americans wanted the Bible taught in public schools. However, we know from other surveys that only about 8 percent of public schools do so. Since Bible courses are almost all electives, where only about 25 percent of a class might take the course, the reach is 2 percent. Given that 80 percent of Americans want the Bible taught and only 2 percent are taught this is an eye -opening disconnect.

Fourth, given the lack of responsiveness of public schools to the documented needs of the students, legislation to encourage the teaching of the Bible academically in public schools has been enormously helpful in several regards. While schools, for the most part, ignore it, the legislation does provide protection for the school teachers who want to do what is right for students. It also encourages parents to ask the schools to do what is right for their students.

We have led that effort on a bipartisan basis from an academic point of view, starting with the state of Georgia passing legislation to encourage the teaching of the Bible academically in 2006, followed by South Carolina and Texas in 2007, Tennessee in 2008, Oklahoma in 2010, South Dakota and Arizona in 2012, Arkansas in 2013 and Kentucky in 2013.

We need to shift the conversation on teaching the Bible in public schools to what the students need to learn to better understand the world around them. Our textbook, “The Bible and Its Influence,” is currently being taught in 650 high schools in 45 states and has a ten percent market share in six states. It is the dominant textbook and, as noted above, the only First Amendment Safe one. We need all schools to focus on this. We are beginning to get a lot more momentum now and believe that we are not too far away from reaching a tipping point where instead of teachers and schools having to find a reason to teach the Bible academically, they will soon have to find a reason not to teach it. (Click to Source)

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Your Daily Readings – Verse of the Day – Acts 4:12 – March 21, 2019

Acts 4:1-37

Peter and John Arrested

As they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to them, being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming [a]in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands on them and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the [b]message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

On the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem; and Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent. When they had placed them in the center, they began toinquire, “By what power, or in what name, have you done this?” Then Peter, [c]filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “[d]Rulers and elders of the people, if we are [e]on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, [f]as to how this man has been made well, 10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that [g]by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—[h]by [i]this name this man stands here before you in good health. 11 [j]He is the stone which was rejected by you, the buildersbut which became the chief corner stone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

Threat and Release

13 Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them [k]as having been with Jesus.14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply. 15 But when they had ordered them to leave the [l]Council, they began to confer with one another, 16 saying, “What shall we do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy [m]miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no longer to any man in this name.” 18 And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all [n]in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; 20 for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” 21 When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened; 22 for the man was more than forty years old on whom this [o]miracle of healing had been performed.

23 When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O [p]Lord, it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said,

Why did the [q]Gentiles rage,
And the peoples devise futile things?
26 The kings of the earth [r]took their stand,
And the rulers were gathered together
Against the Lord and against His [s]Christ.’

27 For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy [t]servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the [u]Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur. 29 And [v]now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, 30 while You extend Your hand to heal, and [w]signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy [x]servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.

Sharing among Believers

32 And the [y]congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them [z]claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all. 34 For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the [aa]proceeds of the sales 35 and lay them at the apostles’ feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.

36 Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of [ab]Encouragement),37 and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

(Acts 4:1-37) New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 4:2 Or in the case of
  2. Acts 4:4 Lit word
  3. Acts 4:8 Or having just been filled
  4. Acts 4:8 Lit Rulers of the people and elders
  5. Acts 4:9 Lit answering
  6. Acts 4:9 Or by whom
  7. Acts 4:10 Or in
  8. Acts 4:10 Or in
  9. Acts 4:10 Or Him
  10. Acts 4:11 Lit This One
  11. Acts 4:13 Lit that they had been
  12. Acts 4:15 Or Sanhedrin
  13. Acts 4:16 Or sign
  14. Acts 4:18 Or on the basis of
  15. Acts 4:22 Or sign
  16. Acts 4:24 Or Master
  17. Acts 4:25 Or nations
  18. Acts 4:26 Or approached
  19. Acts 4:26 Or Anointed One; i.e. Messiah
  20. Acts 4:27 Or Son
  21. Acts 4:27 Or nations
  22. Acts 4:29 Or as for the present situation
  23. Acts 4:30 Or attesting miracles
  24. Acts 4:30 Or Son
  25. Acts 4:32 Or multitude
  26. Acts 4:32 Lit was saying
  27. Acts 4:34 Lit the prices of the things being sold
  28. Acts 4:36 Or Exhortation or Consolation

 

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Your Daily Readings – Verse of the Day – Isaiah 55:8 – March 20, 2019

Isaiah 55:1-13

The Free Offer of Mercy

“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no [a]money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost.
“Why do you [b]spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.
“Incline your ear and come to Me.
Listen, that [c]you may live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
According to the faithful mercies [d]shown to David.
“Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
A leader and commander for the peoples.
“Behold, you will call a nation you do not know,
And a nation which knows you not will run to you,
Because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel;
For He has glorified you.”

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
12 “For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13 “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up,
And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up,
And [e]it will be a [f]memorial to the Lord,
For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.” 

(Isaiah 55:1-13) New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 55:1 Lit silver
  2. Isaiah 55:2 Lit weigh out silver
  3. Isaiah 55:3 Lit your soul
  4. Isaiah 55:3 Lit of David
  5. Isaiah 55:13 I.e. the transformation of the desert
  6. Isaiah 55:13 Lit name
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Your Daily Readings – Verse of the Day – John 3:17 – March 19. 2019

John 3:1-36

The New Birth

Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these [a]signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born [b]again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Nicodemus *said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born [c]again.’The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. 12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. 14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up;15 so that whoever [d]believes will in Him have eternal life.

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His [e]only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the [f]only begotten Son of God. 19 This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

John’s Last Testimony

22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them and baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and people were coming and were being baptized— 24 for John had not yet been thrown into prison.

25 Therefore there arose a discussion on the part of John’s disciples with a Jew about purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him.” 27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. 28 You yourselves [g]are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the [h]Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent ahead of Him.’ 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made full. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

31 “He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. 33 He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; [i]for He gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. 36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not [j]obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

(John 3:1-36New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

 

Footnotes:

  1. John 3:2 Or attesting miracles
  2. John 3:3 Or from above
  3. John 3:7 Or from above
  4. John 3:15 Or believes in Him will have eternal life
  5. John 3:16 Or unique, only one of His kind
  6. John 3:18 Or unique, only one of His kind
  7. John 3:28 Lit testify for me
  8. John 3:28 I.e. Messiah
  9. John 3:34 Lit because He does not give the Spirit by measure
  10. John 3:36 Or believe

 
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Your Daily Readings – Verse of the Day – Philippians 1:6 – March 18, 2019

Philippians 1:1-30

Thanksgiving

Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus,

To all the [a]saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, [b]including the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your [c]participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. [d]For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my [e]imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the [f]affection of Christ Jesus. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may [g]approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless [h]until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

The Gospel Is Preached

12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel, 13 so that my [i]imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [j]praetorian guard and to everyone else, 14 and that most of the [k]brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my [l]imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear. 15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even [m]from envy and strife, but some also [n]from good will; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition [o]rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my [p]imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice.

Yes, and I will rejoice, 19 for I know that this will turn out for my [q]deliverance through your [r]prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

To Live Is Christ

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 [s]But if I am to live onin the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know [t]which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy [u]in the faith, 26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.

27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one [v]mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. 29 For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,30 experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

(Philippians 1:1-30) New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Footnotes:

  1. Philippians 1:1 Or holy ones
  2. Philippians 1:1 Lit with
  3. Philippians 1:5 Or sharing in the preaching of the gospel
  4. Philippians 1:7 Lit Just as it is right
  5. Philippians 1:7 Lit bonds
  6. Philippians 1:8 Lit inward parts
  7. Philippians 1:10 Or discover; or distinguish between the things which differ
  8. Philippians 1:10 Or for
  9. Philippians 1:13 Lit bonds
  10. Philippians 1:13 Or governor’s palace
  11. Philippians 1:14 Or brethren in the Lord, trusting because of my bonds
  12. Philippians 1:14 Lit bonds
  13. Philippians 1:15 Lit because of
  14. Philippians 1:15 Lit because of
  15. Philippians 1:17 Lit not sincerely
  16. Philippians 1:17 Lit bonds
  17. Philippians 1:19 Or salvation
  18. Philippians 1:19 Lit supplication
  19. Philippians 1:22 Or But if to live in the flesh, this will be fruitful labor for me, then I
  20. Philippians 1:22 Lit what I shall choose
  21. Philippians 1:25 Lit of
  22. Philippians 1:27 Lit soul
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Inside Fukushima’s red zone: Eerie photos show abandoned SEGA arcade ‘covered in radioactive dust’ in off-limits area near nuclear power plant

  • Youtuber and urban explorer, Bob Thissen, from The Netherlands, visited Fukushima and found the arcade
  • He had to hike through bushes to avoid police patrols before he could enter into the abandoned games hall
  • A thin layer of radioactive dust covers all the games and has deterred looters from stealing and selling them
  • The nuclear disaster happened in 2011 when a magnitude nine earthquake disturbed a nearby power plant

An urban explorer has documented the forbidden Fukushima red zone where an abandoned video games hall remains perfectly preserved.

Bob Thissen from Heerlen, The Netherlands, had to hike through bushes and streets, avoiding Japanese police patrols to reach the eerie games arcade – located deep inside off-limits sections.

In contrast to a traditional SEGA Hall, spewing with loud sounds and colourful lights to entice gamers, Fukushima’s lie silent and sombre yet surprisingly intact.

The once vibrant and enchanting SEGA games hall now lies abandoned and with a distinct chill of abandon. Mr Thissen had to hike through bushes to avoid police patrols before he could enter the games hall. The Japanese government has put exclusion zones around the area to protect people from potential radiation

The once vibrant and enchanting SEGA games hall now lies abandoned and with a distinct chill of abandon. Mr Thissen had to hike through bushes to avoid police patrols before he could enter the games hall. The Japanese government has put exclusion zones around the area to protect people from potential radiation

Untouched: The site looks as though it has been undisturbed since the nuclear disaster in 2011 apart from the odd looted vending or cash machine. Mr Thissen noted how eerie it was that a once vibrant arcade hall was now deserted. He said: 'It was strange to find a normally vibrant place totally silent and sombre, no lights, visuals or sound'

Untouched: The site looks as though it has been undisturbed since the nuclear disaster in 2011 apart from the odd looted vending or cash machine. Mr Thissen noted how eerie it was that a once vibrant arcade hall was now deserted. He said: ‘It was strange to find a normally vibrant place totally silent and sombre, no lights, visuals or sound’

Apart from looted vending and cash machines, the spot still had stacks of tokens, winnable cuddly toys and games galore – all surfaces covered in a thin layer of radioactive dust.

Mr Thissen believes the site appears to have remained untouched since the Fukushima nuclear disaster – which saw more than 160,000 people flee, leaving homes, belongings and their old lives behind.

He said: ‘The noise inside a SEGA hall is overwhelming, different loud sounds come from each arcade and they also contain a lot of visuals and flashing lights to attract people. Players are totally absorbed in the games.

‘So it was strange to find a normally vibrant place totally silent and sombre, no lights, visuals or sound.

‘While I was walking around, I suddenly heard stuffed animals say “I love you”.’

Some of the winnable toys and games had batteries which were still in working order and Mr Thissen even heard stuffed animals saying 'I love you' 

Some of the winnable toys and games had batteries which were still in working order and Mr Thissen even heard stuffed animals saying ‘I love you’

Mr Thissen believes that without the radioactive dust covering the entire place, looters would have stolen the arcade games themselves and sold them on for more money. Pictured is a SEGA games hall that, by comparison, has not closed down

Mr Thissen believes that without the radioactive dust covering the entire place, looters would have stolen the arcade games themselves and sold them on for more money. Pictured is a SEGA games hall that, by comparison, has not closed down

A thin layer of radioactive dust covers all of the old games and has served to deter any potential looters from disturbing the pristine site. Mr Thissen said: 'People fled during the Fukushima disaster and it appears to be in almost the exact same state as it was left'

A thin layer of radioactive dust covers all of the old games and has served to deter any potential looters from disturbing the pristine site. Mr Thissen said: ‘People fled during the Fukushima disaster and it appears to be in almost the exact same state as it was left’

‘It was crazy to see the batteries still worked. I also saw a lot of Disney figures which you could win.

‘We barely touched anything, because there is radioactive dust.

‘It’s a unique location, because you normally don’t get to see a SEGA or arcade hall which is fully intact.

‘I only noticed vending and cash machines were pried open by looters.

‘Normally they would take out the prices and sell the arcades. But because of the nuclear disaster everything is left behind.

‘People fled during the Fukushima disaster and it appears to be in almost the exact same state as it was left.

The earthquake triggered a subsequent tsunami which destabilised a nearby nuclear power plant that would change the future of Fukushima forever 

The earthquake triggered a subsequent tsunami which destabilised a nearby nuclear power plant that would change the future of Fukushima forever

Following the disaster the government put up exclusion zones to try and minimise radiation contamination as much as possible. Mr Thissen says that government clean up projects usually happen fairly quickly so this preserved arcade hall wont stay like this for much longer   

Following the disaster the government put up exclusion zones to try and minimise radiation contamination as much as possible. Mr Thissen says that government clean up projects usually happen fairly quickly so this preserved arcade hall wont stay like this for much longer

‘Soon the whole area will be history. The clean-up and rehabilitation happens really quick and former red zones are coming back to life.

‘That’s why I think it’s important to show the real aftermath of the disaster before all traces are gone.’

A magnitude nine earthquake – the strongest ever experienced in Japan – hit the region in March 2011, and a subsequent tsunami destabilised the nuclear power plant that would forever change Fukushima.

The spot has remained near-lifeless and hidden from the outside world behind government exclusion zones – put in place for fear of radiation contamination.

Some of the games included Sonic the Hedgehog, Donkey Kong, House of the Dead, and many more, including toys of Disney characters, talking bears and more.

Mr Thissen who visited the site for his YouTube channel, Exploring the Unbeaten Path, wasn’t surprised by the extremely-pristine condition of the games hall.

Some of the games included in the abandoned site are Sonic the Hedgehog, Donkey Kong and House of the Dead (pictured). Mr Thissen had tried to get into the abandoned arcade hall in 2017 but because there was a lot of renovations and radioactive clean-up he was unable to get in

Some of the games included in the abandoned site are Sonic the Hedgehog, Donkey Kong and House of the Dead (pictured). Mr Thissen had tried to get into the abandoned arcade hall in 2017 but because there was a lot of renovations and radioactive clean-up he was unable to get in

Mr Thissen believes that part of the reason the site is so untouched is because people living in Japan respect the boundaries put in place by authority  

Mr Thissen believes that part of the reason the site is so untouched is because people living in Japan respect the boundaries put in place by authority

Having visited multiple spots within Fukushima, he believes the people of Japan respect the boundaries put in place, which has helped to preserve it as a near eight-year-old time piece.

Mr Thissen said said: ‘I wasn’t surprised, because almost everything is left untouched in the forbidden zone.

‘Everywhere else in the world these buildings would be totally looted after a few weeks.

‘The Japanese people really respect the rules and never trespass, even if doors are wide open.

He initially spotted the locations during his trip in 2017, but was unable to reach it.

Now having gone back to document the dying remains of Fukushima, he hopes others will respect and appreciate the hall too.

Mr Thissen added: ‘We drove by this location in 2017 on route six – at that time the only open road which goes through the red zone – and I really wanted to see it.

‘But because there was a lot of activity in the red zone – demolition, renovation, radioactive clean-up – we didn’t manage to get there.

‘We went back to document more of the forbidden zone of Fukushima, like this SEGA hall.’ (Click to Source)

 
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Catastrophism God’s Judgments Written in the Stars and Heavens: Cosmological Raiment

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Each cataclysm is like a giant hand sweeping across the countryside,
leaving its fingerprints for us to find as we sift through the evidence in
our search for the solution to this consuming mystery.

These fingerprints sometimes are well hidden amongst the heavy
footprints of uniformitarian evidence. The two disciplines —
uniformitarian geology and cataclysmology — find no real contest
between them; they complement each other, and actually a marriage of
the two schools is in order….

Overwhelming annihilating force of the waters moving at utterly unbelievable speeds can, in the blink of an eye, obliterate entire civilizations and every vestige of anything they ever accomplished.

Even in our times there have been occasions when a simple dam’s breaking and releasing its waters over a small town below literally wiped out every splinter of evidence of the town and people having been there.

Freezing a 5-ton animal in less than 2 hours by some cataclysmic event…

One of the fingerprints which the giant cataclysmic hand leaves,
telling us of this supernatural violence on the earth, is the plethora of
mammalian teeth found in the sharp demarcation boundary between earth strata such as we see in the Grand Canyon…. 

Postlude, Adam and Eve Story, Chan Thomas, CIA

This article will utilize the whole counsel of God including apocryphal and pseudo-apocryphal, as well as briefly touching upon texts and writings that may make you uncomfortable as He increases your wisdom, understanding, and knowledge about the days in which we live.  Foundations were laid in the Old Testament and we will draw heavily from those foundations and will end with the fulfillment in Jesus Christ.  As we begin this journey I need to note that some material will appear in Hebraic concept and framework where it is first introduced and it expands from creation until the End.

God is Stirring the Nest and Hovering over His Young

He found him in a desert land, in a barren, howling wilderness; He surrounded him, He instructed him, He guarded him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, He spread His wings to catch them; He carried them on His pinions.  Deuteronomy 32: 11

It begins.  I sought unto the Word of the Lord for refreshment after an intense week.  A curiosity inspired by the Holy Spirit on white linen garment, has unfolded unto a cosmic catastrophism panorama spanning creation unto the end.  About now, you should be feeling a stirring within your spirit as the Lord Himself, Maker of Heaven and Earth begins to prepare you, as a bride assembling her wedding garments, for all eternity with your Beloved.  Some know their Beloved, while those arranged by the Divine Matchmaker, do not know much about their marriage partner-to-be. As the Bride, you desire to know everything about your Bridegroom including the length, width, and depth of His love for you.

so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to comprehend the length and width and height and depth of His love, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.…Ephesians 3:18

Brace yourself as we are going to watch the plasma of creation disappear and another creation to emerge.  As the Bride prepares her garment, “All the host of heaven shall rot away, and the skies roll up like a scroll,” Psalms 102:26, for the scroll likened unto a bridal and cosmic garment.

Faith Lesson:  Is the wind of the Holy Spirit blowing into my life and am I responding to His direction?

God Wants You to Enlarge the Tent Stakes of Your Understanding

Enlarge the site of your tent, stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, do not hold back. Lengthen your ropes and drive your stakes deep.    Isaiah 54:2

We enjoy being comfortable.  I get it, because I too, enjoy a smooth flow in my life.  We want our serene and convenient perception of God and His works, creation, the earth, our church, our interactions with other people, our ministry, our preferred style of prayer, and our preference for service to Jesus.  This is normal and is called the normalcy bias.  That said, God has shaken the foundations of the earth and heavens and has opened a window of opportunity for you to expand your the tent stakes of your wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of Him much as Bezalel was filled with these ennobled characteristics when he constructed the Tabernacle in the Wilderness.

You are the focal point of all of creation!  Jesus desires you to become an ark for His presence during some very dark times. You will need to become of builder of this ark consulting His Word, digging firm a firm foundation, and making a sheltering roof.

To do this, you need to become a holy vessel and bow to His to His service because Jesus is concerned with your heart and essence not merely physical protection.

Jesus wants every part of your life to reflect Him and for you to allow Him into your heart as a resting place in which to dwell.

Only God knows the acts, the times, and the places that we will each travel and He wants you to be prepared and follow Him.

You must embrace the Butterfly Effect, that your thoughts and actions affect not only yourself but the entire cosmos and universe.  Yes it is true, every good or evil thought or deed affects the cosmos.

Jesus wants you too voluntarily and with generosity, serve Him.  He will not force or coerce you.

It is interesting that for some reason, known only unto God, He wanted us to re-examine the Book of Exodus with eyes that could discern the current days and times.  The Blood of Exodus begins with God naming His souls and the harsh embittered life of oppression in which they lived.  Through supernatural signs and wonders God brought out His people as He will do once again for you and your family.  God takes His people on a journey and my friend you have already begun your journey.  He then commands the Tabernacle of the Wilderness to be built.  It is fascinating that Exodus ends with the Clouds of Glory by day and Pillar of Fire of night.  As we plumb the depths of garment of ticking clock of catastrophism you will learn how these represent our new reality.

Faith Lesson:  This week I will enlarge the tent-stakes of my wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of Jesus by _____________.  I will also do ____________ to prepare my spiritual life for the days ahead. Lastly, I will be mindful about the effect that I have to others and rippling out unto the cosmos and universe.  

The Garment

Mitre of the High Priest saying, ‘Holy unto God’

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;  I Peter 2:9

Throughout the Holy Scriptures garments and skin are referenced in fine detail.  Why does God go to such lengths to describe some garments so elaborately?  As a kingdom of priest’s you must know the garments worn by the High Priest’s attending to the service of God are both literally and symbolical of creation and the universe and all that is contained within.

Cf. Spec Leg i. 84; Vita Mos ii. 143 includes the following words: “the vesture, woven with its manifold workmanship to represent the universe that is the long robe and the ephod in the shape of a breastplate.” In particular, it is worth noticing that Josephus also postulates a cosmological interpretation of the high priest’s garments.

In his Book of Antiquities, Josephus says, “that is the:

  • vestment (being made of linen) symbolizes the sky;
  • its pomegranates are like lightning;
  • the noise of the bells resembles thunder;
  • the ephod presents the universe of four elements;
  • the gold interwoven stands for the splendor by which all things are enlightened;
  • the breastplate in the middle of the ephod indicates the earth,
  • which is located in the centre of the universe;
  • the girdle points to the ocean;
  • each of the sardonyxes (onyx with metaphysical properties) on the high priest’s shoulders connote the sun and the moon;
  • the twelve stones symbolize the months or the like number of the signs of that circle, namely the Zodiac;
  • the mitre which is blue in color stands for heaven.

W. Whiston (tr.), The Works of Josephus (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1987)

The materials and colors should sound familiar to you as they represent the path of Jesus!

  • Righteousness (blue-tekhelet),
  • Agraman (purple-royalty),
  • Crimson (shedding his blood on the stake)
  • Fine twisted (white) linen (his purity and restoration at the resurrection).
  • Gold

These colors were also used at God’s command for the Tabernacle in the Wilderness.

This is what Philo, a Jewish commentator living in Egypt during the time of Jesus’ ministry, says on the concept:

The high priest, then, being equipped in this way, is properly prepared for the performance of all sacred ceremonies, that, whenever he enters the temple to offer up the prayers and sacrifices in use among his nation, all the world may likewise enter in with him, by means of the imitations of it which he bears about him, the garment reaching to his feet, being the imitation of the air, the pomegranate of the water, the flowery hem of the earth, and the scarlet dye of his robe being the emblem of fire; also, the mantle over his shoulders being a representation of heaven itself; the two hemispheres being further indicated by the round emeralds on the shoulder-blades, on each of which were engraved six characters equivalent to six signs of the zodiac; the twelve stones arranged on the breast in four rows of three stones each, namely the logeum, being also an emblem of that reason which holds together and regulates the universe. (On Moses, 2:133)

The priest’s attiring himself with the priestly garment symbolizes that he is identified both with God and with the people. The sacred character of the priestly garment implies that the priest’s is clothed with it signifies that he is unified with its sacredness, which is typified by its glory and beauty as we see in Exodus 28:2. In particular, the priest is symbolically identified with God’s divinity.  When he dresses himself with the priestly garment, he becomes a man who is set apart from the ordinary people.

It should also not escape your notice that these are an integral part of your armor of might.  We do not often think of our armor as a priestly garment:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt (girdle) about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

And your feet shod (barefoot) with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Above all, taking the shield of faith (is the Robe), wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet (mitre) of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (Word of God), which is the word of God:

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:10-18, KJV

Faith Lesson:  From this day forward, I will look upon the armor that God provides as a priestly garment that represents the vast array of His creation.  When I put it on, I am secure in knowing I serve Jesus with all of my heart, mind and strength and that He is my Protector and Deliverer. Jesus has provided me this armor that I might be insulated from harm.

You are an Integral Part of the Garment of God

Does God, your Abba Father, wear a garment?

Quite frequently in the Old Testament passages refer to God’s clothing.  It is as if God’s Spirit were dressing Himself as a human being!  Consider the following verses:

“the Spirit of the Lord put on Gideon,” Judges 6:34

“the Spirit put on Amasai, a captain of the thirty,” 1 Chronicles 12:18

“the Spirit of God put on Azarias the son of Jodae the priest,”  2 Chronicles 24:20. 

The Septuagint supports the translation of the verses using the same verb, which means “to put on” from Judges 6:34.  The literal translation from the Hebrew texts renders the word “clothed itself with.”

God’s Spirit puts on a specific human being as his clothing in order to empower that person for divine warfare. What is meant by this strange metaphor of the Spirit of God putting on a human being? Perhaps it is meant that when you operate under the control of the Spirit of God, exercising His power through that man. When such a union between God and man takes place, the man is dominated by God’s Spirit, so that the man’s being is under the Spirit of God’s control. You are being armed by God with His power to become a war hero.  To God you are His asset.  He who initiates the warfare is not the man being empowered, but God, who is doing the empowering. In the warfare, you become God’s secret weapon. God identifies himself with you.  One could say supernaturally endowed. This supernatural infusing of a human being resembles the priest’s wearing a garment of divinity when he put on priestly garments. Our armor emphasizes and identifies with God’s power while as His priest’s we are identified with His holiness.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.  Romans 13:12-14, KJV

Not only is God girding you for war through inspiration and revelation, He is also gearing up as we see:

He saw that there was no man—He was amazed that there was no one to intercede; so His own arm brought salvation, and His own righteousness sustained Him. He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on His head; He put on garments of vengeance and wrapped Himself in a cloak of zeal.  Isaiah 59:17

In Judges, I Chronicles, and 2 Chronicles, it is amazing how intimately clothed God identifies Himself with each of us. This metaphor is employed in order to describe what God can do when he is willing to fight against the foes of his people. Ponder this for a brief moment:  that God becomes one with you.  He empowers you physically so that He may exert His supernatural power through you.  At that moment, you are made to be at one with God, as a garment virtually becomes one with its wearer. But this does not mean that you can be totally equated with God, because the raiment can never be equated with its wearer. This is similar to the fact, that although God’s people are supernaturally endowed by being identified with God’s holiness, they cannot be thoroughly equated with God’s divinity itself as we can see:

Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.

And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by.  Zechariah 3:3-5

Faith Lesson:  I am so humbled to be aware that God choose me as His garment in this world and I will think and act accordingly. 

Cosmological Garment

Image:  Hubble

As I have mentioned, the Bible frequently uses the analogy between the cosmos and a garment.  The Psalmist says:

In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing [raiment] You will change them, and they will be passed on.  Psalm 102:26

This passage maintains an eschatological view of the cosmos. Its point is that in the future the cosmos will vanish; in order to describe this idea, the psalmist employs the theme of wearing out a garment and replacing it. As a garment wears out, so the cosmos will also wear out; as a worn-out garment is replaced by another, so the cosmos will also be replaced by a new one:

For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Isaiah 65:17

For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.  Isaiah 66:22

The author of the Book of Isaiah is pre-occupied with the replacement of heaven and earth and so he does not present who the wearer of the cosmological garment is or how that garment functions. The only concern is what happens to heaven and earth in the future.

The universe will come to an end and will be replaced by a new one, just as a worn-out garment is replaced by a new one. A similar analogy is used, which reads:

the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment. Isaiah 51:6.

This time the focus is viewing the universe, not necessarily heaven. Just as we saw in Psalm 102 the universe is already at wearing out much like a garment or s a corpse, decomposing.  When we look up unto the myriads of stars, it is difficult to envisage that the cosmos is already wearing out.  God, in His goodness and kindness will replace the worn garment with a new cosmos.

Our passages do not present who the wearer of the cosmological garment is or how that garment functions. Its only concern is with the eschatological change which will happen to the universe. The biblical authors makes use of the concept “wearing out like a garment.” That is, as a worn-out garment is replaced by a new garment, so the present cosmos when it is dissolved will be exchanged with a new one as we saw above.

The author of Hebrews quotes both Psalms 102:26 and Isaiah 34:4 to express a strongly eschatological view of the cosmos:

they [the earth and the heavens] will all grow old like a garment, like a mantle thou wilt roll them up, and they will be changed.  Hebrews 1: 11-12

Here we see that the scroll [of the Old Testament] is replaced by a mantle [in the New Testament].  The author highlighting that the present cosmos will be changed into a new one as seen in:

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.  Revelation 6:14

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  Revelation 20:11

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.  Revelation 21:21

As a garment wears out and is exchanged with a new one, so the cosmos will grow old and will be replaced by an indestructible one in keeping with God’s eternal being. As a mantle is rolled up, so the present universe will be rolled up, and a new one will come into existence.  Remember that this echoes the vestments worn by High Priest as described by Philo and Josephus.

Philo believes that the Jewish high priest’s garment symbolizes the universe, because of its imitation of all the pictures of the universe. When he adorns himself with the garment, the high priest becomes a microcosm and is identified with the universe.  This is why God was so detailed in His descriptions.  This is also why, as His priest’s we need to be ever so careful that we reflect His Name and glory.

In summary, the cosmological garment is just as replaceable as a set of clothing with a new creation.  Despite subtle differences in the passages that we have viewed, what is clear is that all the starry host will disintegrate, and the sky, which contains them, will be rolled up like a scroll. 

Here the concept of “replacing,” which is seen in Psalm 102:26 and implied in Isaiah 51:6, does not occur. What is important to remember is that change is in the air.

Faith Lesson:  I can see that I am wearing out.  Now I understand that the whole cosmos is wearing out also.  How am I preparing for this eventuality?  What steps can I take for eternity?

 

Many Colored Robes

Of the many types of garments that we see in Holy Scripture two grab our attention and those are the simple white garments and the colored (variegated) robes.

What are the garments of the Priests and High Priest?

Tunic-Checkered patterned linen garment made with six strands.  It was sewn in tubules.  Remember this for it will become important later on.  It would go the length of the priest from his shoulders unto the ground, but not dragging.

Turban-White linen dome-like hat that had turquoise blue straps holding the mitre.

Sash-Purple and scarlet wool fabric of four threads with six strands.

Breeches-White linen, boxer-style.

Breastplate [of Judgment]-This garment covered the heart.  It is composed of four threads, each thread contained 7 strands.  It contained the Ephod and ChoshenUrim v Thumim which was the High Priests communication with God.  The seven strands look very much like the dendrites within our body.  Dendrites are projections of a neuron (nerve cell) that receive signals (information) from other neurons. The transfer of information from one neuron to another is achieved through chemical signals and electric impulses, that is, electrochemical signals. The information transfer is usually received at the dendrites through chemical signals, then it travels to the cell body (soma), continues along the neuronal axon as electric impulses, and it is finally transferred onto the next neuron at the synapse, which is the place where the two neurons exchange information through chemical signals. At the synapse meet the end of one neuron and the beginning—the dendrites—of the other.  Coincidence?  I think not!

Apron-Over shoulders by suspends to the ground.

Robe-Outer Garment made of a turquoise wool.  On the hem were the pomegranates and golden bells.  It had a neck opening like a suit of armor. 

Headplate-a pure gold plate embossed with, ‘Holy unto God’

Before we depart the fibers used for the High Priest’s garments we should note that these same colors and fibers were used in the construction of the fabrics necessary for the construction of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness.

The High Priest’s investiture with the colored robe signifies that he is united with the universe, which is identified with the Mind in the universe which is God the Father. When he adorns himself with the robe, he becomes a microcosm, which connotes that he has been identified with God.

The many-colored robe with the long skirt indicates aspects of the spirit which is pure with respect to the world of our senses and human life in outward things.  Yet the variegated garment may be called, the garment of opinions and impressions of the  I which should be laid aside, as the high priest enters into the most holy place; he should leave it behind for those that love outward things and value semblance above reality.

In one sense these two garments represent the two different priestly garments with  “the long robe and the ephod in the shape of a breastplate, which is  also called the “many-colored one [robe] with the long skirt”; the latter, the white robe which is made of fine linen.

Philo believes that when the high priest performs his office dressed in these sacred garments, he becomes superior to all men, not only to all private individuals, but also to all kings (cf. Vita Mas ii. 131). Philo seems to implicitly portray the high priest as a royal figure.

The most remarkable point in his interpretation of the high priest’s vesture is that he discovers a cosmological significance in it. This expands onto what we have already learned thus far:

  • The priest has entitled the embroidered or variegated breastplateExodus 29:5a representation and copy of the shining constellations (Sam i. 214).
  • To put on the aforesaid tunic, the representation of the universal heaven, in order that the world may join with the man in offering sacrifice, and that the man may likewise co-operate with the universe (Sam i. 215).

The former passage emphasizes that the high priest’s apparel holds a heavenly splendor, while the latter stresses the unity between man and the universe and their mutual co-operation.

Weaving and Geo-Engineering

You might be interested to know that the same process used to make the fabrics for the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and the High Priest’s garments is the same ancient weaving process by which those Geo Engineering the earth are weaving an electrically charged web over our heads in the firmament placed by God.

Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors

When you ponder a coat of many colors your mind instantly goes to Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors. Jacob love his youngest son very much and so most of us are content to leave it at that.  But, is there more to the story?

Jacob was actually teaching Joseph hidden mysteries within the Bible.  I [the Torah] was unto Him a nursling, I was a delight.  Proverbs 8:30  One such secret is that old age, when Jacob taught Joseph has a numerical value is symbolic to a crown and Proverbs 17:6 tells us:  The crown of elders is grandchildren. 

The Coat of Many Colors was made of fine wool.  The robe or garment was highly ornamented which was very unusual and impractical for shepherds tantamount to conferring a birthright to his son for service unto God, setting him apart, by priestly robes and a sacred cotton tunic.  There are many opinions as to how elaborate this garment was:

  • Royal garment
  • Colorful or many colors
  • Embroidered
  • Long garment, coming to the palm of his hands and ankles
  • Acronym of the troubles by which Joseph would be subjected: Potiphar, Merchants [who bought Joseph], Ishmaelites [to whom Joseph was sold], and the Midanites.
  • Tubular construction (remember this for this construction is critical understand to our times and will be covered in a later article).

This drawing shows Joseph on his bed, dreaming the dreams he will tell his brothers:

For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.  Genesis 37:7 [one layer of understanding is that this refers the fruitfulness of God’s provision on the terrestrial earth and kingship]

And again he spoke to them, saying: “I had a dream more, and look, the sun and the moon (representing his family) and the eleven stars (his brothers) bowed down to my star.” [one layer of understanding is that this refers to the cosmological clock]

His brothers answered him and said “Shall you indeed reign over us?” and they hated him for his dreams and for his words, which were the cause for their future ugly behavior. His parents give him glances full of doubt.

The following is a bit abstract so this is a time for you implement your tent enlarging abilities:

Dressed in the priestly garment denotes that the whole of the universe enters in with him, by means of this cosmological symbolism. His being attired with it indicates his being clothed with the cosmos. In other words, it signifies that the priest is actually identified with the universe. This idea is clearly seen in Philo’s argument that when the high priest adorns himself with the priestly garment he becomes a microcosm. Indeed, he [the Father’s Son in Vita Mos ii. 134] gives to the servant of God [the high priest] a pre-lesson: even though he [the high priest] cannot be worthy of the cosmos [Maker], he should strive persistently try to be worthy of the cosmos [Maker], when he clothes himself with the imitation [of the cosmos] in a way in which he is obliged to straightly carry about the pattern [of it] in his mind, so as to be transformed from a man into the nature of the cosmos- himself a  little cosmos.

Faith Lesson:  I remember Joseph’s coat of many colors and now it makes more sense to me because the colored robe is symbolic of the cosmos, which is in reality a microcosm of God’s creation. As I out on my armor of God I will think big as to what humble things the Jesus is asking of me, and how my actions interact with the Big Picture.  

White Linen

One way to understand the High Priest is that when he dons his priestly garment it seems to infer that he has somehow been changed into a supernatural being or at the minimum has supernatural abilities for a limited time. This understanding can be supported by Philo’s identification of the universe with God, although God remains, at the same time, separate from the universe.

Philo also believes that the linen robe also has a symbolic meaning. He affirms that it is an emblem of strong fiberincorruptibility and the most brilliant lightfor fine linen is hard to tear, and is made from no mortal creature, and moreover when carefully cleaned has a very brilliant and luminous color.

He applies this figurative meaning of the linen robe, in particular, to the worshiper, saying:

among those who worship Him that is with guileless purity, there is not one that does not, in the first place, exercise strength of will and judgment by a contempt for human interests which ensnare and hurt and enfeeble us; and, in the second place, laugh to scorn all the unsubstantial aims of mortal men, and set his heart on into God. 

Yes, my friends, if we only had the faith of a mustard seeds we could indeed move mountains. 

In another very interesting twist, Philo, was actively writing during Jesus’ ministry, seems to have anticipated themes in the yet to be written Renewed Covenant (New Testament) writings about Messiah:

For it was indispensable that the man who was consecrated to the Father of the world, should have as a paraclete [Greek word for “advocate”, sometimes used to point to the Holy Spirit], his Son, the being most perfect in all virtue, to procure forgiveness of sins, and a supply of unlimited blessings; perhaps, also, he is thus giving a previous warning to the servant of God, even if he is unable to make himself worthy of the Creator, of the world, at least to labor incessantly to make himself worthy of the world itself; the image of which he is clothed in, in a manner that binds him from the time that he puts it on, to bear about the pattern of it in his mind, so that he shall be in a manner changed from the nature of a man into the nature of the world, and, if one may say so (and one may by all means and at all times speak the plain truth in sincerity), become a little world himself. (On Moses, 2:134-135)

In the Aramaic this takes on a collective meaning, He who ends the curse. As a result, if this somehow got loaned out to the Greek, Philo may be expressing the original usage where paraclete refers to the Son of Yah/Messiah and not to the Holy Spirit who comes after the Son goes away. Philo here is clearly linking the one who ends the curse with the son of the Creator.  Scroll to Scroll, Andrew Gabriel Roth

When we consider that we are but dust plus Divine breath, Genesis 2:7 it should solidify our resolve not to forsake our humanity.  God implants His Image into us and that is the only Image that we need in our life.  For the soul, the human body is residence and garment at the same time. The priest’s clothing himself with the white linen robe signifies that he equips himself with strengthincorruptibility, and radiance, which can also be applied to the worshiper’s strength of holy will-powerconcentration on immortality, and living of a life illuminated by truth.

How breathtaking to ponder that my immortality in Jesus Christ is living in the cloudless splendor of truth, no longer entertaining any of the creations of false opinion so dear to darkness.

Further, Philo sees that the two varieties of priestly garments symbolize two aspects of the soul. That is to say, while the linen robe signifies one aspect of the spirit which is undefiled towards God with respect to inward things, we then enter [the Holy of Holies] naked, with no colored borders or sound of bells, to pour as a libation the His blood upon our soul and to offer as incense the whole-mind to God our Savior and Benefactor.  Here, nakedness undoubtedly indicates purity of the spirit and not physical nudity, since the high priest never officiated in the nude.

In brief, Philo underscores that when the high priest adorns himself with priestly garments he becomes a  different figure from others, that is, a supernatural-like being, associated with the Pauline emphasis on the believer’s change in his status or nature and his mode of existence through union with Christ (Gal 3:27; Rom 13:14; Col 3:9-10; Eph 4:22-24; 1 Cor 15:49, 50-54; 2 Cor 5:1-4). 2.4.4

Faith Lesson:  I am taking steps this very moment to put on my white robe the emblem of strong fiber, incorruptibility and most brilliant light in Jesus Christ who is my Advocate.  I desire my spiritual walk and relationship with Him to be brilliant and of luminous color.

Twelve Garments of Lucifer

Lucius is a ‘personage’ that emerges immediately after his initiation into the Mystery Religions that are based upon secret forbidden knowledge from the nephilim.  He is clothed in twelve cosmological garments that we will discuss later.  The High Priest of God wore eight garments while this cosmological ‘personage’ wore twelve.  Evil always must project more ‘powerful’ and more ‘complex’.

Their are different interpretations concerning who is the Father, Son, and the world each reflecting a particular worldview and very distinct and different realities.

As we come to the close of the Book of Exodus discussing the Clouds of Glory and the Pillar of Fire the Onkelos Targummakes in interesting point that is pertinent for our day: it says it was the appearance of fire rather than actual fire which some people see as problematic.  Instead of translating the Bible literally and fire would be on it at night, he refers to it as an appearance of fire. Now either there was fire, or there was only the appearance of fire. This is not an example of different ways of understanding a law or a narrative. Onkelos introduces a translation which changes a biblical portrait of reality. Was there a pillar of fire or only the appearance of a pillar of fire? Once such changes are made, and the Bible is not translated literally, what prevents us from suggesting other such changes? Perhaps there was only the appearance of the Sea of Reeds splitting. Perhaps there was only the appearance of the Nile turning to blood. Does it really make a difference if we are literal in perceptions in reality.   Onkelos on the Torah: Understanding the Bible Text (Exodus) p. 278 and commentary in Scroll to Scroll, Andrew Gabriel Roth.

I am not a linguistic scholar, but I believe it may contain both realities.  The first being a literal cloud and fire.  The second, insights into the prophetic or heavenly realm.

Faith Lesson:  I will attempt to integrate various levels of biblical understanding as I study Scripture.  I will look to see the simple language (plain) text, historical, allegorical or metaphorical symbolism, and hidden nuggets that are applicable to my life.

One in the Father

Near is He who declares Me right. Who would contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. See, the Master helps Me. Who would declare Me wrong? See, all of them wear out like a garment, a moth eats them. Who among you is fearing God, obeying the voice of His Servant, that has walked in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the Name of God and lean upon his God!

See, all you who light a fire, girding on burning arrows: walk in the light of your fire and in the burning arrows you have lit. From My hand you shall have this: you shall lie down in grief! Isaiah 50:8-11

That all of them may be One; as You my Father are in me and I in You, that they also may be One in Us, that the world may believe that You have sent me. And the glory that You have given to me I have given to them that they may be One as we are One. I in them and You in me, that they may be perfected into One and that the world may know that You have sent me, and that You have loved them as also You have loved me. Father, those whom You have given to me, I desire that where I am they might also be with me that they might see my glory that You have given to me because You have loved me from before the foundations of the world. John 17:21-24, AENT

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London Police Change Their Story on Arrest of Christian Street Preacher

 

The Met Police have changed their narrative on the arrest of a Christian street preacher last month after an investigation was launched into their conduct.

While police originally claimed they had walked the preacher some 200 meters away and then let him go, they now admit that they drove him away in a car, dropping him off several miles away.

“As the man indicated that he wished to continue his activities at Southgate tube station, officers felt it necessary to take the man some distance from the station in order to prevent a breach of the peace at that location,” police stated.

On February 23rd, police arrested Oluwole Ilesanmi, a Pentecostal Christian who was preaching outside the Southgate underground station, handcuffing him and confiscating his Bible. They later let the man go without charging him for any crime.

Mr Ilesanmi claimed he was driven to an unfamiliar place far away and left without money to get home, a claim the police originally denied.

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A viral video of the arrest viewed over 2.3 million times stirred up a public outcry and the advocacy group Christian Concern took up the man’s case.

In their report, the arresting officers said they had apprehended Mr IIesanmi “to prevent a breach of the peace” yet many believe the video footage of the event shows no hostile or aggressive conduct by Mr Ilesanmi.

In the verbal exchange recorded in the two-minute video, one of the officers tells the preacher, “we are going to require you to go away,” or “I will arrest you for breach of peace.”

“You’re causing problems; you’re disturbing people’s days and you’re breaching their peace,” the officer said.

To this, Mr Ilesamni said, “I will not go away because I need to tell them the truth. Jesus is the only way, truth and life.”

“Nobody wants to listen to that,” the policeman replied.

In early March, the Metropolitan Police directed its Professional Standards Unit to begin a review into the arrest in the face of extensive criticism.

According to Chief Superintendent Helen Millichap, two officers responded to a 999 call from a member of the public who claimed that Mr. IIesanmi had made “Islamophobic” remarks. The arresting officers said a second witness “supported the allegations made by the original caller.”

Ms MillichapIn said that the officers deemed it appropriate to remove Mr Ilesanmi from the area, saying that the preacher’s activities were “perceived as being a potential hate crime.”

During the arrest, one of the of officers can be heard telling the Nigerian “you should have thought of that before being racist” as he pleads with them not to take his Bible away.

According to Hounslow-based Sergeant Dave Turtle, this sort of heavy-handed approach to Christians is too familiar, and police officers need better training to understand the rights of street preachers.

Turtle has called for a “fundamental review” of training for faith issues across for police since “we’ve had a number of situations across the country where street preachers have been arrested and then de-arrested.”

Observers have noted that Muslims seem able to evangelise throughout London without being accosted, threatened, or silenced. (Click to Source)

 

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HHS Extends Contract to Make ‘Humanized Mice’ With Aborted Baby Parts for Another 90 Days

By Terence P. Jeffrey | March 1, 2019 | 5:16 PM EST

(CNSNews.com) – The Department of Health and Human Services says it has granted a second 90-day extension to a contract it has with the University of California at San Francisco that requires UCSF to make “humanized mice.”

These creatures are made by implanting mice with human tissues taken from late-term aborted babies.

The HHS’s multi-million-dollar contract with UCSF that requires the construction of these “humanized mice” creates a demand–driven by federal tax dollars–for tissue taken from late-term aborted babies. According to an estimate it has published on its website, the National Institutes of Health (which is a division of HHS) will spend $95 million this fiscal year alone on research that–like UCSF’s “humanized mouse” contract–uses human fetal tissue.

Under the new 90-day extension, the contract—which the government calls “Humanized Mouse Models for HIV Therapeutics Development”–will run through June 5.

HHS also is still in the process of conducting the “comprehensive review” it announced last September “of all research involving fetal tissue.”

That review was initiated to ensure that all federally funded research using human fetal tissue is consistent “with statutes and regulations governing such research, and to ensure the adequacy of procedures and oversight of this research in light of the serious regulatory, moral, and ethical considerations involved.”

“The UCSF contract has been issued another extension,” HHS said on Friday in response to questions from CNSNews.com about the contract and the review.

“We will provide an update on the review once it has concluded and as appropriate,” HHS said.

As CNSNews.com first reported on Oct. 17, 2018, the National Institutes of Health, which is part of HHS, originally signed its “humanized mouse” contract with UCSF on Dec. 6, 2013. The contract was for a one-year period and gave the government the option of renewing it for up to six additional one-year periods through Dec. 5, 2020.

According to contract information published on the Federal Procurement Data System, the new three-month extension will pay UCSF $521,082—bringing the total payments the federal government has made to UCSF for this contract to $10,596,960.

If the government continues renewing the contract through Dec. 5, 2020, HHS would end up paying UCSF a total of $13,799,501.

The contract specifically requires researchers at UCSF to make two different types of “humanized mice” both of which are “engrafted with human fetal liver and thymus.”

The “Statement of Work” in the original contract solicitation said that the contractor would be required to make one “cohort” of “up to 50” mice per month of the first type of humanized mouse and another cohort of “up to 40” mice per month of the second type. The statement said each of these two cohorts of “humanized mice” should be made “with tissue from a single donor”—meaning a single aborted baby.

The Statement of Work for the “Humanized Mouse Models for HIV Therapeutics Development” contract says the contractor shall make one “cohort” per month of two types of humanized mice. Each of these (one numbering up to 50 mice and the other up to 40) will be made with human fetal thymus and liver tissue taken from “a single donor.”

The Statement of Work for this federal contract specifically charged the contractor with the obligation to “[o]btain the necessary human fetal tissues for use under the contract.”

An article published in the Jan. 12, 2016 issue of Stem Cell Reports, which discussed research funded by the contract, described humanized mice that were created by engrafting them with human fetal bone marrow, liver and thymus taken from babies who were 20-to-24 weeks in gestational age.

Another article discussing research under the contract was published in the Feb. 27, 2017 issue of Pathogens. This article described another type of humanized mouse that was engrafted with “fetal gut tissues” taken from babies at 18-to-24 weeks in gestational age.

On Dec. 4, 2018, one day before the contract’s most recent one-year extension was set to expire, HHS gave UCSF an initial 90-day extension on the contract—rather than a full one-year extension. That 90-day extension was set to expire on March 5. But with the new 90-day extension signed on Feb. 19, the contract is now set to run through June 5.

On Dec. 5, 2018, HHS published a statement in response to a story that the Washington Post published about the UCSF contract that cited an unnamed “virologist” and an unnamed “university spokeswoman” in reporting that the NIH had informed the contract’s principal investigator that the government was ending the contract.

“According to the virologist, the principal investigator was told in a telephone conversation with an NIH employee last Wednesday that the AIDS division was exercising its discretion to discontinue the contract,” the Post reported then.

“A university spokeswoman, speaking on condition of anonymity because she had no authorization to discuss the matter, confirmed the university was informed last week the contract was not being extended,” the Post said.

But HHS refuted this story.

“No decision has been made on the extension of a University of California San Francisco contract with the NIH regarding research involving fetal tissue,” HHS said in a Dec. 5 statement responding to the Post’s report.

“A decision will be made when the contract has been reviewed, pursuant to the ongoing audit/review process,” the HHS statement said.

HHS also released at that time the full text of a statement by HHS Spokesperson Caitlin Oakley that HHS said it had given to the Post. Oakley’s statement said:

“In September, HHS issued a statement announcing an audit would be conducted of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue to ensure conformity with procurement and human fetal tissue research laws and regulations. In addition, HHS has initiated a comprehensive review of all research involving fetal tissue to ensure consistency with statutes and regulations governing such research, and to ensure the adequacy of procedures and oversight of this research in light of the serious considerations involved. Regarding the extension on the UC San Francisco contract, no final decision has been made. A decision will be made when the contract has been reviewed, pursuant to the ongoing audit/review process. There is a provision for continuity of work while the contract is being reviewed.”

On Jan. 10, CNSNews.com published a story about the initial 90-day extension that HHS had granted UCSF’s humanized mouse contract on Dec. 5.

“The contract remains on the 90-day extension to ensure continuity of service until the audit is completed and a final decision can be made about the contract,” the NIH said in response to questions from CNSNews.com at that time.

“During the 90-day extension,” the NIH said then, “the NIH Contracting Officer Representative can instruct UCSF to produce new mouse cohorts, obtain or engraft new fetal tissue, and/or start new in vitro or humanized mouse studies that are not already planned, if deemed scientifically necessary.” (Click to Source)

 
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Big Pharma to Use Public Schools As Biochemical Mind Control Agents for Students

By Dave Hodges| February 28th, 2019

This article will take a brief look at the Teen Screen program of nearly a generation ago and compare that program to attempts, like the one in Indiana, in which this horrific program is being resurrected.

The Teen Screen Program and the Mind Control of Our Youth

Through the former Presidents, George Bush and  Barack Obama, the government has unleashed a modern day version of the mind control police in America by attacking the psychological well-being of America’s school children and veterans by forcibly incarcerating veterans who are not drinking from the globalists’ Kool-Aid.On the surface, screening the mental health of children for suicidal tendencies is a noble idea worth pursuing. Yet, when the screening is mandated by the President of the United States as it was done without the knowledge and consent of the parents of the children being tested, an eyebrow should be raised. When children, under this program could only be medicated with the most expensive psychiatric drugs which contain 2 to 20 times higher suicide rates and are contraindicated for use by children, all of America should begin to dismantle this unholy marriage of the Police State and the pharmaceutical fraudsters, and dismantle it we did. But it’s back.

Previously, there was an ongoing battle for the psychological health and welfare of America’s children and eventually all Americans, under the New Freedoms Commission (NFC), had as it is the eventual intent to screen and treat, with mind numbing drug, all Americans for mental illness by using criteria designed to elicit false positives. The relatively new mind control programs have commenced with the intent of compelling the mental health testing of all 52 million school children and the 6.5 million adults who walk through doors of every school in America on any given weekday. Acting under the authority of the NFC, all 50 states are mandated to implement compulsory mental health screening. The screening exams were to be administered in kindergarten, fourth and ninth grade. The screening program required no parental notification and carries the force of law.

In April of 2002, by Executive Order, President George W. Bush convened a 22 member panel which sought to identify policies that could be implemented by all levels of government which would promote successful mental health treatment for all children and adults.

In July of 2003, the NFC formally recommended that schools were in the best position to commence the screening of all Americans beginning with America’s students and school employees. The NFC implemented their recommendations, in November of 2004, with a $20 million dollar appropriation.

Not all Congressmen agreed with President Bush and his desire to screen the mental health of all American schoolchildren, especially without parental notification, including Congressman Ron Paul. Congressman Paul, R-Texas, is a medical doctor and a member of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Congressman Paul cautions Americans that the most obvious beneficiary of this mental health screening legislation is none other than the omnipresent pharmaceutical industry. The AAPS is also on record as opposing the NFC legislation, which they say will result in mandatory psychological testing of all of America’s school children without parental consent as well placing coercive pressure on parents to needlessly medicate their children with dangerous psychotropic drugs. Congressman Ron Paul attempted to withhold funding for the mandatory mental health screenings as well as requiring parental consent prior to any screening through the introduction of an amendment to the Congressional NFC funding bill. Because of the intense lobbying efforts by Big Pharma, Paul’s proposed amendment was soundly defeated.

The planned testing of America’s school children was rolled out in two parts. First, a screening process, implemented by TeenScreen, was used to identify this new group of potential pharmaceutical customers. Secondly, the psychiatric drug-dispensing protocols of Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) was be utilized to ensure maximum profits by the pharmaceuticals by requiring that the most expensive psychiatric drugs on the market will be prescribed. TMAP attempts to deceive the public by altering the name of the drug dispensing authority in each State. For example, in Illinois, TMAP goes by the name of the Illinois Medication Algorithm Project, or IMAP for short. Same people, same insane policies, slightly different name designed to throw off investigators.

The primary purpose of the NFC and its sole pharmaceutical broker and screener, TeenScreen, is to make certain that only the newest, most expensive drugs are used through adherence to TMAP’s standard of practice for treating mental illness in that State. Once TMAP procedures are adopted by a State, all psychiatrists must comply with the prescribed standard of care. For example, the antipsychotic drug, Haldol, whose patent has expired, costs about 8 cents per pill, or about $2.50 per month, while the controversial antipsychotic, Zyprexa, which is still under patent to Eli Lilly, costs $8 per pill or about $250 per month. The more expensive Zyprexa is listed on the algorithm of treatment by TMAP, the far less expensive drug, Haldol, is not. If price gouging the mental health public was the only crime here, we would have fraud and price fixing, not a scandal to the degree that is presently happening. However, this conspiracy goes much deeper and is much more nefarious.

Increase in Suicides Happened

Several researchers, such as Robert Whitaker and David Healy, have published findings which demonstrate that antipsychotic drugs MAY temporarily reduce psychiatric symptoms in the short term. However, the long term benefits of many psychiatric drugs are highly questionable because of the existing evidence linking the newer family of expensive, antipsychotic drugs to a greater likelihood of destroying the mental and physical health of those persons who take them. In particular, this new class of drugs is reputed to be especially dangerous to younger patients. Furthermore, Dr. Whitaker reports that that the death rate of patients on the newer TMAP drugs, the atypical antipsychotic drugs like Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa, is double that of patients taking the older, cheaper antipsychotic drugs like Haldol. Healy found that the suicide rate for schizophrenics increased 20 times for patients placed under anti-psychotic medication treatment. Healy states that this is a phenomenon which has risen in correlation to the increased use of the new anti-psychotic medications. Healy’s views have received support from the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information, which stated that the FDA has determined that antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal ideation and behavior in children and teenagers. Pity the parent who has read this warning, who subsequently comes home from work to find that their child has become the next statistic in an ever growing number of suicidal behaviors which are associated with many of the new antipsychotic medications courtesy of the TeenScreen program.

Why are these newer and more dangerous drugs continuing to be used despite serious questions as to their efficacy? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that Ely Lilly had several undeniable ties to the Bush family, where George H. W. Bush was once a member of the board of directors. A sample of those who have been on the Eli Lilly payroll includes The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (a recipient of Eli Lilly funding), former President George Herbert Walker Bush (one-time member of the Eli Lilly board of directors), former CEO of Enron, the late Ken Lay (one-time member of the Eli Lilly board of directors), George W. Bush’s former director of Management and Budget, Mitch Daniels (a former Eli Lilly vice president), George W. Bush’s Homeland Security Advisory Council member, Sidney Taurel (CEO of Eli Lilly).

Not surprisingly, Eli Lilly gave $1.6 million dollars in campaign contributions during the 2000 election. Eighty two percent of this money went to Republicans and George W. Bush. The pharmaceutical and health products industry had spent more than $800 million in federal lobbying and campaign donations at the federal and state levels in the past seven years. No other industry has spent more money to sway public policy during this same period.

Under the auspices of George W. Bush, TMAP originated in Texas and has been exported under the umbrella of the NFC to at least 45 States. Under then-Texas Governor Bush, TMAP was allowed to gain virtual control of the diagnostic and treatment protocols for the Texas mental health and prison systems. It is interesting to note that in 1994, Big Pharma did not contribute one dime to Texas politicians. TMAP surfaced in Texas after the 1994 elections and subsequently, during the 1998 campaigns, it made over 250 contributions totaling $152,000 to candidates running for state office. In 2002, it made more than 400 contributions totaling $384,735, and poured tens of millions more money into Texas state universities which are intimately affiliated with TMAP. President Obama, no less a Big Pharma whore, has received almost $500,000 from these drug pushers and this number is growing by the second. Mitt Romney is lap dancing for the pill pushers as he has taken almost $300,000 from Big Pharma. And the beat goes on as Big Pharma buys the politicians and the “Do No Harm” credo of the medical profession took a backseat.

The Program Morphed Into Teen Screen Before We Were Able to Stop It

TeenScreen, created by Laurie Flynn, arose out of the expressed desire of the NFC to test all American school children. There are several problems with this screening instrument. For example, the screening device has a high rate of false positives. The rigor (e.g., measure of reliability and validity, utilization of genuinely representative population samples used in the norming process) of the screening mechanics have also been called into question. Additionally, TeenScreen allowed for the use of unsupervised nonprofessionals to both administer and interpret the screening instrument. In an effort to cover their malpractice behinds, TeenScreen is careful to state that the program is not a substitute for clinical evaluation. Despite its self-proclaimed message that TeenScreen has a wonderful diagnostic tool from which to predict suicidal behavior resulting from depression, TeenScreen states that the instrument is not a diagnostic tool. If you had to reread the previous four sentences in order to try to make sense out TeenScreen’s, “doublespeak,” you are not alone. Although the diagnostic tool is not heralded as a clinical tool, the schools which use the TeenScreen tool can still label the child as being emotionally disturbed and this label can follow this child for the rest of their life. Further, school-initiated treatment protocols can be triggered as a result of the findings.

In 2002, TeenScreen contracted with the public relations firm of Rabin Strategic Partners to provide each teen in the United States with easy access to this free mental health screening program. Rabin’s marketing efforts have proved to be a huge success until we got the programmed stopped with law suits and legislation.

 TeenScreen was eventually introduced into 45 states.  WE GO IT STOPPED BEFORE THEY COULD FULLY IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM. HOWEVER, THERE WERE LAW SUITS, BECAUSE THERE WERE VICTIMS. TODAY, YOUR CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING IMPACTED IN THIS MANNER. HOWEVER, THE MIND CONTROL BASTARDS ARE BACK. 

Before exposing a return of this program, please allow me a walk down memory lane as we expose the unprofessional nature of the Teen Screen Program. Please look at this sample of double bind questions asked of the participants designed to entrap them into a lifetime of psychotropic medication.

Big Pharma’s DNA permeates the development of the NFC as they cleverly “cook the books” to establish their legitimacy. Through the creation of the pharma-friendly NFC policy supporting “experts”, they have succeeded in greatly expanding the scope of disease while simultaneously narrowing the treatment parameters to a few set of very expensive drugs which produce very dangerous side-effects. Finally, the NFC is supporting shoddy screening and diagnosis in an effort to identify an endless reservoir of potential pharmaceutical customers. For example, one of the questions which appeared on TeenScreen was:

1) Have you often felt nervous or uncomfortable when you have been with a group of children or young people – – say, like in the lunchroom at school or a party?

Who has not felt any of these feelings? As a former nationally certified mental health counselor, and an instructor of research and statistical methods, I am left wondering if I was absent from graduate school the day that these types of feelings were declared to be representative of a mental illness or emotional disturbance? If enough yes answers are given, the child may be referred to an “expert” for treatment (i.e., medication) purposes. The treatment was mandatory, parental notification was required and opting out was not an option. 

With the high level of reported false positive diagnostic rates, rated as high as 90%,  and serious questions surrounding the safety of the use of the newer psychotropic medications on developing, young brains, how many children would have been chemically destroyed before reaching adulthood? And now, they’re back!!!!

That Was Then, This Is Now

This satanic mind control program has been repackaged and is back. In an article written by Alex Newman, entitled, Indiana Education

Bill Seeks Mental Health Control of all Kids, the author from Freedom Media Project, makes the following disturbing observations:

Draconian “education” legislation to further erode parental rights and gather all sorts of “mental health” data on children, among other controversial elements, is making its way through the Indiana legislature now…
…Under the state’s plan, a non-elected “Commission” will be established to set up a “social, emotional, and behavioral” plan for Indiana children. The commission will also define normal, with those outside of the norm being targeted for government “interventions.” There will also be “ongoing needs assessments” to determine what “services” to foist on children and families…
…The legislation, dubbed SB 266, also furthers government meddling in the lives of children from birth through age 22. All children will be routinely screened for “mental-health” issues, with schools becoming de facto mental-health institutions…  
Privacy and freedom are in the cross hairs, too. Even free will and individuality are under threat. Indeed, the broader intent behind the legislation is more indoctrination and even “behavior modification” of children, analysts who examined the bill concluded.
“This bill puts the ownership of children in the hands of government schools through the guise of mental health and safety,” warned veteran educator and Indiana education activist Mary Black, who spent four decades teaching children in the classroom. “The mandated mental health clinics in the schools will be used to indoctrinate children with the government-established right and wrong.”
Unlike God’s laws, which never change, Black said the government’s laws and views will continually change. “Thus, the emphasis on the social-emotional wellness in the bill ensures that the necessary flexibility, adaptability, and group consensus will be indoctrinated into each child and lead to the ultimate goal of those pushing this bill: citizens who are conditioned to do as they are told,” she warned….
Black said it was important for Indiana parents to get involved in the battle to stop the attack. “This bill is anti-child because the child’s God-given independence is taken from him or her,” warned the veteran teacher. “It is anti-parent because the parental right and God-given obligation to educate their child is taken from them. Indiana parents and children will be separated for the sake of the government.”
Another controversial provision in the bill is the introduction of Social and Emotional “Wellness” schemes linked to Zen meditation techniques, which are associated with Buddhism. Noting that God and prayer have been expelled from school, critics wondered why Eastern spiritual exercises were being encouraged and pushed in to tax-funded schools.
…Originally, the legislation included provisions that were supposed to help strengthen privacy protections for children and families. However, legislators essentially combined multiple disastrous bills into one larger one…  
…Nowhere does this bill involve the parents in the monitoring, tracking, and manipulation of their children. Instead, the legislation envisions having the government tell parents how to be parents, prescribing “research-based training for … parents.” This fits perfectly with federal policy documents from the Obama administration describing parents as “equal partners” with government in the raising of their own children…
… — government is the new parent…
…This sort of madness is not limited to Indiana, obviously. In fact, it is spreading nationwide, with powerful backing and funding coming from Washington, D.C., as well. It is past time for parents to take urgent steps to protect their children and to get involved in the fight. America’s future and liberty itself are literally at stake…

Conclusion

What has happened to parental rights? How many children will not be able to obtain health insurance because the questionable labeling practices of TeenScreen which are allowed under the NFC? Loss of parental rights and constitutional guarantees against the deprivation of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are not the only threats of this cancer which is just beginning to sweep our country like an out of control tsunami.

Parents need to refuse to comply to any of this type of legislation. Home school your kids in needed, but do not comply and send this message loudly and clearly to your representatives. (Click to Source)

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Montana just endured one of the nation’s most exceptional cold spells on record

 

There’s a kind of cold that’s legitimately dangerous. It can causes frostbite in minutes to unexposed skin. In parts of the Lower 48 states, such extreme cold is not uncommon, for a few days to at most a week.

But over the entire month of February and even into March, such exceptional, life-threatening cold never departed parts of Montana. Temperatures averaging 20 to 30 degrees below normal gripped huge areas in the state, as well as parts of the Dakotas.

These places are normally cold but this chill was unlike anything seen in the contiguous United States in decades, for both its intensity and its duration.

The February temperature departures from normal were stunning. Several major climate locations averaged 27 to 28 degrees below normal, which were the most extreme in the Lower 48 for a full month since January 1969, according to Alaska-based climatologist Brian Brettschneider.

Great Falls, Montana, was at the heart of it. The mercury didn’t rise above zero on 11 days and dropped to zero or below on 24 nights. Only the first day of the month topped freezing. Its average February temperature finished 27.5 degrees below normal.

The punishing and unrelenting cold continued into March. On March 3, the low temperature tanked to a bone-chilling minus-32 in Great Falls. Combined with a high of minus-8, the day finished a whopping 50 degrees below normal. The city concluded its longest stretch on record below freezing on March 7.

“For February 3rd through March 4th, Great Falls, MT averaged 32.3F below normal,” Sam Lillo, a PhD student in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, recently tweeted.

While the cold in February was remarkable for its persistence, the brutal Arctic blast to begin March delivered the most intensity. Almost two dozen official stations in Montana broke monthly records during the early-month Arctic invasion, with widespread readings in the minus-30s to minus-40s.

An all-time record state low for March of minus-46 was also likely established. Icing on a cake long frozen.

A comparison of this historic cold snap to unusual 30-day cold streaks in other parts of the country shows that in most locations, there is no historical record of cold so extreme lasting so long. Only portions of the northern and central Plains into parts of the Midwest have seen anything like it in modern history.

So what was the driver behind this abnormal cold? Turns out we can largely blame a meandering high pressure that delivered Alaska record warmth during February.

“It was a warm January and February with high pressure off the West Coast,” Erik Gustafson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Great Falls, said in an interview. Then that high pressure shifted toward Alaska, which “allowed extremely cold air to come down the Rockies, in round after round.”

The repeated Arctic outbreaks delivered Montana “northeast winds behind fronts, and this reinforcing wind holds the cold in,” Gustafson said. Thanks to these regular intrusions, cold air was “stuck in valleys and against the mountains with no place to go.”

Although the heart of the extraordinary cold was centered in parts of Montana and adjacent Canada, impressive cold was also observed to the east in the Dakotas.

A number of places saw one of their top five coldest Februaries there, including Minot, Bowman and Williston. Fargo has now had 62 days in a row with temperatures at or below freezing through Sunday, which is eighth longest on record for that city.

While temperatures are still cold in the Northern Plains, the pattern has shifted a bit. A less extreme version of colder-than-normal weather may persist into the next week or so. Beyond that, there are signs of closer to normal or even a few days above normal later this month. (Click to Source)

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