January 23, 2015

Bill Gates Pushes Cashless Society

Bill Gates

(Infowars) Bill Gates is now promoting "digital currency" in third-world countries, which will make the poor even more dependent on central banks while also turning them into guinea pigs for the development of a "cashless society" in the U.S. and Europe.

Gates outlined his plan for a cashless society in a letter published Thursday in which he proposed the poor have better access to mobile phones so they can store their financial assets digitally instead of keeping hard currency at home.

"The key to this will be mobile phones," he wrote. "Already, in the developing countries with the right regulatory framework, people are storing money digitally on their phones and using their phones to make purchases, as if they were debit cards."

"By 2030, two billion people who don't have a bank account today will be storing money and making payment with their phones."...

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Bible Museum Planned in Washington

Ed Hindson

Dr. Ed Hindson
World Prophetic Ministry

Construction was scheduled to begin this Fall on an eight-story, 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible in our nation's capital. The museum is the idea of Steven Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby, the Christian-oriented retail chain. The museum will be three blocks from the U.S. Capitol and its estimated cost is $800 million. It is planned to be completed in the Fall of 2017.

Museum of the Bible

The museum will contain the collection of Green himself, who has acquired rare Bibles, manuscripts, and related artifacts over the past five years. Green's acquisitions comprise "what is already considered the world's largest and most valuable collection of biblical artifacts in private hands."

According to FOX News, the collection "includes such priceless prizes as several Dead Sea Scrolls, a portion of the Gutenberg Bible, the Codex Climaci Rescriptus, the largest portion of scripture in Palestinian Aramaic and the so-called 'Aitken Bible,' the first ever printed in the U.S." Also, there are "first editions of the King James Bible, several previously unpublished New Testament fragments on papyrus and some of the earliest known Jewish prayer books."

As a modern facility, the Museum of the Bible will have interactive and handheld devices to provide a compelling experience for visitors. "A 'special Noah's Ark experience' for children and holograms and video screens that re-enact historical scenes related to the Bible" are among such state-of-the-art creations. "I think it will be extremely engaging and interactive," Green said. "We want to help tell that story so that it will be exciting for everyone that comes."

There will also be exhibits that rotate on occasion. "Green has been having discussions with museums that have exhibits they would be interested in having at Museum of the Bible." Green specifically noted the draw that "celebrity Bibles" might have. He said, "I would imagine we will be able to have several famous people's Bibles on display and rotate some in and out from time to time... Our goal is to invite all people to engage with the Bible."

Green originally planned to open his museum in Dallas, but then decided Washington, already presenting a rich variety of museums to draw tourists, would attract a greater number of visitors. We applaud Green's decision, which will hopefully benefit more than just the D.C. tourists.

It is our prayer that, as it is shadowed by Capitol Hill, it will also minister to the lawmakers and other government leaders in the area, showing them that the Bible is a living document by a living God who can and should be consulted by prayer as they make decisions affecting our nation's future.

Iran Long-Range Missile Revealed

Iranian missile

(Israel Today) Iran has produced a 27 meter-long missile capable of carrying a warhead "far beyond Europe." Israel's Channel 2 News broadcast satellite images of the missile at a launch site near Tehran (pictured).

The missile was ostensibly built to ferry satellites into orbit, but could also be used to deliver warheads nearly anywhere on the planet. Israel has also produced and successfully launched missiles with such dual capabilities.

According to the Channel 2 report, Iran has made "very rapid progress" in its long-range missile research and development....

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January 21, 2015

The Mystery of the Shemitah: Is It Real?

David James

David James
Alliance for Biblical Integrity

[Updated January 21, 2015—The article below has been expanded and is now being prepared by The Berean Call to be published initially as an e-book and possibly a print edition to be released in the next few weeks.]

On September 2, Jonathan Cahn's third book, The Mystery of the Shemitah was released to book retailers and was already ranked very high at its debut just on pre-orders alone. As can be seen from the current rankings on Amazon.com, it is clear that The Mystery of the Shemitah needs to be carefully examined to determine if the errors in The Harbinger have been corrected or perpetuated in this new volume.

I have already done five interviews concerning this book, two with Jimmy DeYoung at Prophecy Today (Dave James Reports), two with T.A. McMahon at The Berean Call (to be aired this week and next), and one sixty-minute interview with Susan Puzio, which can be heard here.

Jonathan Cahn Mystery Shemitah

'The Mystery of the Shemitah' By Jonathan Cahn

The Mystery of the Shemitah, which went to its second printing the day it was released, builds on the concepts and theories Jonathan Cahn first presented in The Harbinger, particularly those in the chapter also titled "The Mystery of the Shemitah." The author's theory is that God has visited warnings and/or judgment against the United States according to a seven-year cycle going back many decades. Although this reviewer agrees that America is deserving of God's judgment and a call to repentance is definitely in order, the foundational premise of this book is biblically flawed from the outset. The Shemitah (Jewish Sabbath year) was an obligation given specifically and exclusively to the nation of Israel, and there is no biblical support whatsoever for the idea that God would either require any other nation to observe the Shemitah year or that He would impose a Shemitah-type judgment according to a seven-year cycle on any nation, including Israel itself.

Furthermore, none of the overwhelming number of assertions and fact-claims throughout the book concerning economic trends, financial statistics and historical events are documented whatsoever, raising the question of the source of the author's information, the accuracy of that information, and why this most basic and necessary aspect of any research-based non-fiction book is completely missing. The burden of proof for such assertions and claims should never be on the reader if an author is to be taken seriously. In addition, the integrity of any publisher is rightly called into question when an author doesn't cite his sources.

The bottom line is that, unfortunately, the significant problems that plague The Harbinger have possibly been exceeded in this book and so should give pause to anyone who takes the Word of God seriously....

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