Friday, April 10, 2015

Bible Prophecy- Fairdale, CA Drought & Rising Related Health Plauges


Those of us who watch for the signs in Bible Prophecy have noted the increase in severe weather evidencing that we are in the end times. 

What we didn't anticipate is that along with the extreme weather, would come other plagues that would result from the natural disasters and change in climate. I am referring to the rise in health issues that are accompanying the severe weather. For the Bible Prophecy expert, some of these fall under pestilence, which is also predicted to be characteristic in the end times. What Bible Prophecy watchers did not anticipate was that the extreme weather predicted by Jesus would cause other predicted plagues so that one goes with the other.

President Obama stated that Climate Change Is Harming America’s Health. He sited allergies lasting longer and the rising cases of insect borne diseases along with increased asthma and heat related deaths. We can add to the list slips and falls on ice that leave one with broken limbs, and accidents caused by potholes and sinkholes. Tornados and large hail can also cause injuries and flooding brings both insect born problems and proliferation of mold growth, which also effects health. While not all of the plagues or pestilence we are seeing are related to extreme weather such as Ebola and superbugs, the one’s that the weather are bringing are creating other health risks.

It was a quiet spring for Tornado Alley according to the National Weather Service. On the end time birth pang chart it would show as a downward  or level line. That all changed with the tornado  that struck Fairdale, Il. National Geographic does not classify Illinois as being part of Tornado Alley, but it is a State that is tornado prone.  One only need to view the Photos of Tornadoes Spotted Across Illinois to see its devastation.

While President Obama didn’t mention health hazards caused by damage from massive tornadoes or the resulting hail, we can add broken bones, physical injuries onto the list.  This does not even include mental health and PTSD caused by living through the trauma of experiencing one of these major tornadoes and having your home destroyed. Tornadoes pose many risks for causing injuries and loss of life. Concerning mental health and PTSD, we have the recent earthquakes, Tsunamis, Hurricanes, Floods and Typhoons that can all cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a myriad of injuries and even death.

Yahoo News reported on the significant damage caused by the Fairdale Tornado.  Meanwhile the North East United States suffered such a severe and cold winter, with snow storms lasting until the end of March that it has wreaked havoc on the roadways.  Major highways such as the New Jersey turnpike are in areas riddled with deep pot holes. I recently drove the New Jersey Turnpike and had to drive around them. The Associated Press reported on these potholes and the damage they were causing back in March which adds to the ill health list injury from traffic accidents.  From the cold I wonder how many suffered frost bite and hypothermia, slipped and fell on the ice, or were in an accident because while they were driving because their vehicle slid on black ice and lost control

ABC news wrote an excellent article that spoke of the four year California drought and how severely it expanded in two years. The drought is so bad there are first time water restrictions. In addition the article also points out the health risks, which include record breaking West Nile virus, which is effecting the bird population as well.

I have just provided a recap for the United States alone concerning the end time weather patterns regarded in the media as climate change. The changes are so significant that it has caught the attention of governments who are trying to convince their citizens that they have the power to do something about the change and revert it back to its less extreme times.  They cannot correct it because Jesus forecast these patterns as signs of the end times. It boggles my mind that men and women would even think that something as powerful and out of our control as the forces of nature can be controlled by mortal men and women.  Since these changes cannot be controlled and will continue at the same rate and will further increase, we can also expect to see an increase in the related health issues and resulting the resulting pestilence.

Fore more articles on the increasing natural disasters see:


Saturday, March 21, 2015

In Bible Prophecy Will Nuclear Bomb Strike United States?

Bible Prophecy does not specifically answer the question if a nuclear bomb will strike the United States, because that kind of detail is not offered in the Scriptures.  Bible Prophecy does provide prophecies of the end time leading up to the battle of Armageddon and the end of the world.From these forecasts we can speculate on events. 

Concerning if a nuclear attack of the United States is possible based on Bible Prophecy, the answer is yes the possibility exists and for several reasons.

The prophetic writings are dimensional  in that they offer a lot of information with few words. It is in these words that a Bible Prophecy expert with a decent knowledge of world affairs or geopolitics can begin to offer speculations.  

  •     The prediction that "nation will rise against nation" foretold by Jesus, should be taken literally and it will characterize the end times.  
 The United States, Russia and Ukraine

While we are seeing this prophecy fulfill in many areas around the globe,  this article's focus is on the United State’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  I have stated from its onset that this conflict is between the EU and Russia. The United States has no business butting into this dispute and it took an aggressor’s role just as Bible Prophecy predicts in its phrase “nation will rise against nation”.

Background Info on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The conflict started with the EU flag waving in Kiev and the EU expanding into Ukraine which is a border country for Russia.   When the EU signed agreements with the Eastern bloc nations which are now members of the EU, Russia did not react as dramatically as it did with Ukraine.  It was obvious that  with the Ukraine, this is where Russia draws the line. Considering that Ukraine has 44 million citizens and is the second largest land mass in Europe, possessing the second largest military and its land is rich in agricultural products, Russia’s move was not so surprising.  

The Ukraine conflict is the first conflict in this age of empires and is between the EU empire and the Russian empire with both obviously having interest in the country.  Nearly 18% of the Ukraine speak Russian and the ties to Russia go deep.

The United States As Aggressor

Not only did the United States jump in uninvited and issue sanctions against Russia before the European Union issued theirs, but President Obama went off like a rodeo riding cowboy with talk of sending arms to Ukraine.  This did not sit well with Vladimir Putin who essentially promised World War III in retaliation.   If we thought that King Abdullah was more than a little upset and we saw his response to the brutal murder of Jordan’s pilot, Vladimir Putin’s reaction is not going to be any less retaliatory.   You might ask well what about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, clearly this is Russia rising against the EU, but it invasion was a reaction to EU politics into Ukraine.   

What is the United States Thinking?

Did Obama actually think he was helping the European Union by escalating the crisis with the threat of arms?   I thought to myself how Ukraine was going to become our next Vietnam.   Vladimir Putin was thinking along the same lines and when issuing a warning to the US he stated the same. According to the BBC, Vladimir Putin’s close ally stated, "First they sent weapons, then they sent military advisers, then troops to protect military advisers, then troops to fight the Vietnamese."

What could easily be observed from everyone watching the situation except the US administration is the harm this would have caused the European Union and the risk to their own security.  Our President was ready to send arms without consulting the EU or taking into consideration how it would jeopardize the peace of Europe who Vladmir Putin might first lash out against in retaliation.  

The news of a cease fire and an agreement offers some relief, but the United States looks like an aggressor, a bully and a weakened power that is still trying to show it has power. Our president’s foreign policy is like that of a rodeo riding cowboy.  Notice the United States was not involved in the peace talks if anything we nearly started World War 3 and our relations with Vladimir Putin are now officially strained.

Democrats and Republicans Are to Blame

For all of the talk of the Democrats being behind the insanity our country usually faces, which usually they are, this time I have to hand it to the Republicans for joining the rodeo and living in the dark ages of the Cold War.  The Republicans were speaking their fair share of  nonsense regarding how Vladmir Putin wanted to expand into Europe.  Joe Biden also rode his own wild horse in the rodeo.  His speech on arming the Ukrainians so that they can defend themselves  leaves one with the impression that the United States takes on the roles of the policeman of the world,  and also the parent who must correct the wrongs of the nations. 

In the Ukraine conflict the United States showed its stupidity in foreign policy, which I have written about in previous articles. The US nearly ignited World War 3 and could have possibly been on the road to the receiving end of a nuclear warhead.  You can only poke the Russian bear for so long and the US has been sadistically poking the bear.  Sending arms goes directly into mama bear’s den threatens her cubs.

The US's Rodeo Riding President and Vice President

Angela Merkel on her visit to the White House had to reign in the rodeo riding Obama from such a move. During President Obama’s State of the Union speech he took great pride in destroying the Russian economy and viewed this as a great accomplishment. If this was now not enough, he is now possibly the catalyst for a nuclear strike against the United States or World War 3 as it is dubbed.     Russia has been throwing hints ever since the sanctions of its nuclear might and weapons and willingness to use them.  

What makes matters even worse is that with the United State’s enormous deficit it is ready to spend more money by sending arms into another conflict  that it does not belong and possibly ignite a war that it cannot afford to fight. As Joseph Biden’s spoke so pompously and challenged Russia, how many middle class Americans are paying taxes they cannot afford to pay and struggling to get by each month so that our government can now take those tax dollars and literally throw them away and spend them on conflicts that do not effect US interests. Thank goodness there was the cease fire, but I do not believe we are at the end of this road yet, our rodeo riding spend thrifty leaders will rise in the rodeo again .

Russian acknowledged Merkel’s stance against the United States and according to Reuters appealed to Germany and France to safeguard the peace in Ukraine to prevent the United States sending in weapons.

More on Bible Prophecy and the United States

  •      There is no depiction of the United States in the end time power line up.
Bible Prophecy clearly depicts and empire age with a leading empire in the geopolitical picture of the earth’s final days leading to Armageddon.   Some Bible Prophecy experts have erroneously identified the United States as the leading empire, but most agree the US is not found in Bible Prophecy. There is a citation in Jeremiah 22:6 that I believe identifies the United States and this reference possibly is the United States on the way to the battle of Armageddon.

  In the book of Jeremiah it is described as a great nation from the sides of the earth and this fits the United States.  We do know that according to Bible Prophecy the United States is not going to be the ruling empire, which leads to several scenarios.   

Many Bible Prophecy experts know that we will see a decline of US power.  This is the second reason that a nuclear attack on US soil is a possibility and such an attack would add to the perils predicted that will characterize the end times leading to the earth’s final years.  It would also add impetus to other prophetic forecasts. 

Conclusion

A nuclear attack on US soil is a possibility based on Bible Prophecy, is it a certainty? No, it is not certain, but can occur. Russia has the capabilities of launching such an attack.  The United States' nuclear deterrence is not sophisticated enough to stop one. 


 If the United States arms Ukraine, which Russia would consider an act of war, it might cause Russia to retaliate by launching a nuclear warhead on US soil. Within the details given in Bible Prophecy the probability exists, but I stress possibility, but because it is a feasible scenario, it makes this conflict one to watch.    

See also:
The US in Bible Prophecy
Impending Doom for the United States


On the US and Russia see my articles dealing with US policy in Ukraine.

Sign My Petition For President Obama To End Russia Sanctions
US Russia Sanctions Highlight US Stupidity in Foreign Policy
Putin is not the World's Most Dangerous Man and Not the US's Biggest Threat


For my complete list of articles go to  the United States and Bible Prophecy 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Creflo Dollar-Poster Boy For Greed



Creflo Dollar asked his congregation for donations for a new 65 million dollar jet so he can fly around the world and preach the gospel. His jet of choice is one that is owned by billionaires. This should add nicely to his Rolls Royce, Bently’s and his million dollar homes. What one has to question is how Creflo Dollar can live such a lifestyle off of donations from people who give and believe their gift is helping fulfill the great commission and to help support a minister of the gospel. Creflo Dollar’s request struck many in the media who reported on his attempting to get donations for a jet as a sign of greed.

 . CNN reported that Creflo’s toilet is valued at 23k and there are four other major evangelists undr investigation of their use of tax-free dollars.    Creflo Dollar and mega church evangelists who have been overtaken by greed are not alone as even some ministers of smaller churches are guilty as well. Men like Creflo Dollar expect everyone in their church to give so that they can live the standard they expect to live. How horrible is it that he should have to fly in a broken down jet. He claims he needs the funds to spread the gospel, but a lot of missionaries and ministries can be supported on 65 million dollars. What about Creflo Dollar’s Rolls Royce’s Bentleys and his expensive toilet?  How many widows gave their mite, or poor persons who could barely buy food gave sacrificially so that Creflo can own these luxuries? 

Creflo Dollar’s problem is greed and isn’t it funny that Dollar is his last name. 


Bible Prophecy forecasts this kind of greed. In these end times not only are we seeing people in society commit unbelievable acts, but pastors and ministers in the church as well.  


Creflo Dollar needs to read his Bible and follow Jesus example. He needs to  learn of the prophets who lived simple lives.  How can a pastor preaching the gospel of Jesus live so entrenched in this world’s goods? 

Creflo Dollar fits perfectly in Bible Prophecy’s prediction found in 2 Timothy 3: 1-2. 


But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money…” It is a sad day when we see ministers of the gospel of Jesus overtaken by greed and becoming lovers of money. Creflo Dollar can very well be the poster boy for greed, with the caption, “I am not named Dollar for nothing.”

As Creflo Dollar requested 65 million did he even consider the needs of those in his own congregation? I am sure in a church his size there are widows and single mothers who live in poverty and those who can barely afford the repairs for their own homes, or for their vehicles. You have to be one callous individual to take from someone who is poor to feed your own selfish desires and that is what men like Creflo Dollar do when they ask for 65 million to purchase a jet.  Creflo stated to CNN that he bought homes for parishioners and vehicles, but I am sure the proportion of those who gave sacrificially outweighs his giving in light of his own extravagant spending. 

 While Creflo Dollar is an obvious example of the love of self and the love of money that Bible Prophecy predicts will characterize the end times, this sin has crept into the smaller churches as well among pastors who put their selfish ambitions above the flock and hammer their congregation into giving much like Creflo Dollar.  Creflo teaches that through giving his struggling members will get God’s blessing for their giving in faith. While this teaching is true and many can attest to the blessings that came from their giving, this does not give a pastor the right to exploit this teaching for his own gain.  Some struggle to give and are not blessed because they are poor. Jesus said that the poor will always be among you. These folks should be looked after by the church. Jesus gave to the poor. Judas Iscariot held the funds for the poor and later we learn he was stealing from it because he was a thief.   In the early church the possessions were sold and divided among the people. The church was a community. The strong helping the weak, the rich helping the poor.

 Creflo Dollar is helping Creflo Dollar. It is not just Creflo Dollar, we do not see this community in many evangelical churches today. Someone said that if the churches did their part there would not need to be a welfare system.  In the US churches are given tax exempt status and I assume in part for their contribution to the community.  The problem is that churches are not contributing and helping those within their own church let alone the community.

Concerning the issue of riches, prosperity, wealth and expensive items are not sinful in and of themselves because we see examples in the Bible of men and women who God prospered with great wealth. The Old Testament records Abraham, Joseph, Solomon, and the Queen of Sheba among those who possessed riches. Solomon would have been compared to today’s billionaires. The entire interior of the Temple he built for God was made of gold. It was the most opulent building in all of ancient and modern history. We also see Jesus given a gift of gold by the Magi and of the costly spikenard by the woman who anointed His feet.  Joseph of Aramethia was a wealthy man who gave up his own tomb for Jesus and it fulfilled the Bible Prophecy given in Isaiah 53:9 which states “And they[a] made His grave with the wicked—But with the rich at His death.” 

 Wealth is a blessing given by God and the ability to acquire wealth is a gift. What is unbelievable is when we see a minister of the gospel who is walking in Jesus’s shoes asking for donations to buy a jet and owning a Rolls Royce and multiple expensive homes while he is the pastor of a mega-church, which most likely has many people with needs. 

This is the end times and in these end times it should not surprise us to see pastors helping to fulfill Bible Prophecy.

 I am referring to the prediction in 2 Timothy of the perilous times of the last days, that I mentioned earlier, which begins by stating that men will be lovers of themselves and lovers of money. Sounds like Creflo Dollar. When someone gives themselves to greed they are embracing and idol. 

According to the Bible with every idol comes a curse and the curse of greed is the person feels like they never have enough. Eventually they go to any length to get more money and they will steal like a heroin and drug addict will steal for their next fix, only someone given to greed wants more money.  No matter how much they have it is never enough. In Creflo Dollar’s case there is no regard for his parishioners who are giving. Greed does that as all idolatry. In the person’s pursuit of their god they will harm others.

I know of an elderly man who wiped out his daughter’s finances so that he could continue living way above his means. In their earlier relationship she was her daddy’s little girl.  I have seen children do the same to their parents and rob their siblings in inheritances.  Families divide upon the death of a parent over on relative’s greed.  

We hear the stories of employees robbing and embezzling from their employers, and companies paying their workers menial wages while the top executives become billionaires. Should I also fail to mention the scammers who are as abundant as flies. I spoke to a m.  Small Company’s are to find bookkeepers who do not steal from them. 

 I spoke to a manufacturer this week whose company’s sales on Amazon came to a halt. Customers were calling for information on their purchase that came from China. He said, China? Our products are made in the USA. A Chinese Company hacked their Amazon page and diverted sales to their outfit in China. Amazon resolved the issue but the US Company lost hundreds of thousands in sales. This was the first I heard of a Company hacking into another Company and diverting sales for greed. Among the schemers and scammers I have not even mentioned the Bernie Madoff’s and Ponzi Schemes. Right up there with them are the men who use the ministry of the gospel to take donations to achieve their own selfish aims like Creflo Dollar.

The ultimate crime committed for greed is murder over someone’s possessions, wallet or life insurance policy.  With this being the end times we are hearing more and more stories and people committing all kinds of crimes for their love of money

Creflo Dollar is not stealing, he is expecting an airplane, exploiting the Word of God. I feel sorry for the widows in his church who are struggling, the single mothers, the couples who cannot afford a home or if they own a home cannot afford to maintain it and yet they are going to help Creflo buy a jet, or help him buy one of his homes, or do improvements and additions on his great church building. They are in hopes of having some of the wealth bestowed on Creflo and are forgetting that they with their little money are stewards of what little God has given them. They have helped build Creflo Dollar’s golden calf, or should I say golden dollar. 

Creflo Dollar forgets the servant part of being a preacher and putting his people’s needs first, but that is what happens when you are fulfilling 2 Timothy in Bible Prophecy.

 He is a lover of himself, a lover or money and a poster boy for greed.   

For more: signs of the end times    

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Four Common Mistakes Made By Bible Prophecy Experts


Bible Prophecy, has come to be synonymous with the end times or last days. 

Prophecy in the Bible comprises one third of the written word.  The last book of the Bible is the Revelation, and the entire book deals with Bible Prophecy by predicting the Tribulation period that leads to the end of the world.

 Bible Prophecy and The Evangelical’s Community

Christianity Today estimates that one –third of the world’s population is Evangelical Christians.

 Many Evangelicals follow Bible Prophecy and learn from the teachings of Bible Prophecy experts. 


Many Bible Prophecy teachers do not realize the task they are undertaking when they connect Bible Prophecy with the latest news and current affairs to show that we are in the end times. As a result there are six common mistakes made by nearly all Bible Prophecy teachers.  

1. Many Bible Prophecy Experts Lack Professional Standards and Methods Held to By Journalists

Where many err is that in their analysis of Bible Prophecy and the latest new, or current events is they do not hold to the standards of journalists or employ any of their methods. They basically make their analysis based on a news headline or even worse adopt the teachings of conspiracy theorists, which is on the lowest rung of junk journalism.. Despite the large numbers of Evangelical Christians worldwide who come from many different ranks of life, and that Bible Prophecy and prophecy in the Bible are main teachings, even in some Christian media outlets journalistic standards are not held. The lack of standards comes through in their erroneous commentary. It is also the reason why Evangelical Christian’s Bible Prophecy Teachers are not taken seriously by anyone with any credentials This was not the case in the Old Testament and at the birth of Christ. The prophets of God were consulted by the kings of Israel and even secular kings. The Biblical wise men were summoned by Herod for their analysis.   
  
2. Bible Prophecy Experts Rely Too Much on Latest News Headlines

There is a good deal of bad information that is taught and believed by Evangelical Christians when it comes to Bible Prophecy and how prophecy in the Bible is being fulfilled.
The greatest area of bad and erroneous material taught by Bible Prophecy experts is in the area of world affairs and their interpretation of the latest news.
Geopolitics is a major study in itself and a Bible Prophecy expert cannot just read a headline to gauge what is happening in world affairs or current events in any one particular area.  

There was a speech given by former Commission President Barroso from which a Reuters journalist wrote an article. I wrote a completely different piece based on statements that this journalist did not find newsworthy.   There are many excellent articles that never make it into the press because the editors discard them as they pick and choose what will be published    This is one issue.. Then there is the news that is misreported, under-reported or not reported at all.  The second reason one does not want to rely on news headlines alone is because anyone in the know of economics, politics, etc. will tell you that by the time a some topics make it in the news: it is old news. There is the percentage of news that is actually breaking news, but it is just a percentage.

This leads to the third error:

3. Bible Prophecy Teachers Twist Scriptures to Conform to the Latest News Headlines

Some rely so heavily on the latest news headlines that they even twist their teachings of prophecy in the Bible to conform to the headlines Right now the major focus of most Bible Prophecy websites is what is happening with Islam and the radical Islamic groups trying to establish a Caliphate such as ISIS.  The Evangelical community  has switched from conspiracy theories to the Caliphate as the Beast of Revelation, which will lead the world to Armageddon.

IS aligns with the description of the end times as predicted by Jesus and the prophet Daniel. Its brutality fulfills the perilous times predicted in II Timothy. Some Bible Prophecy experts have erroneously discerned these events as the Beast of Revelation and are misinforming their readers.

When the shocking actions of radical Islamic groups hit the news,  Bible Prophecy teachers re examined prophecy in the Bible and found the Biblical basis to back up their theory, only there is no real Biblical basis because they are conforming Scripture to the non-fulfilling headline.

Islam is the New Bandwagon for Bible Prophecy Experts, Not Erika Grey’s
  
4. Bible Prophecy Teachers Provide Analysis that Are Geopolitical Impossibilities.
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A larger problem is that what so called Bible Prophecy experts provide as their analysis does not make any geopolitical sense and are geopolitical impossibilities. These violate Political Science 101.

Here is a prime example:

A Bible Prophecy website both teaches the conspiracy theories and also that there was an elected charismatic leader who came on the scene in Greece.  What they didn’t tell you because they do not know is that this leader’s policies have isolated him from the rest of the European Union and his politics appealed to those who are upset in Greece over the austerity measures imposed by the EU Troika.  I read his group’s manifesto and found it odd that they made up political terms that suited their platform and how their platform revolved around their issues.  A good deal of it was anti EU policies and now you have an evangelical expert saying that this leader is poised to lead the EU.  Again, anyone with any knowledge of the EU knows that the EU just had their elections and their next Commission President will not be elected until 2019. They would also know that Alexis Tsipara ran in this recent EU election and lost. Not only did he not even come close, he was a no show during key debates. His platform is too narrow and does not have mass appeal throughout the EU.

This is just one example among many. From here many evangelicals teach conspiracy theories, which do not align with any of the predictions of Bible Prophecy.     I have yet to find in prophecy in the Bible a conspiracy describing how the Antichrist comes to power, rather it is through his own cunning and deceit. Evangelicals love conspiracy theories and in their love of them they have totally lost their credibility. Conspiracy theories have always been the short cut to time consuming research that none of the above neither have the time or are willing to put into the study of the geopolitical landscape they claim they are reporting on that aligns with Bible Prophecy.

THE RESULT ARE THREEFOLD

1.      Bible Prophecy Teachers Are the Biggest Producers of Junk Journalism.

Definition of Junk Journalism:  This is a piece written by someone with the skill to write, and it will have an attention grabbing headline, but the writer does not have any real knowledge of the topic and the topic misleads in the pursuit of page hits. 
2.     The Evangelical Community readership is misinformed and thinks that Bible Prophecy is being fulfilled in areas that it is not being fulfilled and they miss a blessing in so many areas. What is being taught to them are lies, untruths, and they may not be taught intentionally, but in the Spiritual realm that is where they fall.

3.     
The self-proclaimed Biblical Watchmen and Prophets lose credibility and look like a bunch of nuts.  It is one thing if we are attacked for our beliefs in the Bible and in God’s son Jesus Christ. But, when we publicly teach nonsense  we hurt the Evangelical Community’s image as a whole, Such as when Harold Camping provided a date for the Rapture, or the article about Alexis Tsipara and I can site so many more examples, but that is the topic for another article.
4.     
The erroneous sensational information feeds on people’s emotions and makes the crazy even crazier
I experienced this on my Facebook page when I first started out and was joining Christian groups to get known.  I joined too many at once and the next thing I know I was accused of being a jihadist trying to infiltrate this group.  Others thought that I worked as a spy for the US government trying to gain admission to their community.  As they say there is no such thing as bad publicity because that little episode helped me to get know as folks started to take sides with me. It was a good lesson and it showed me how crazy these folks can be and they are among our ranks.  These folks feed on junk journalism and what is coming mainly from the Bible Prophecy teachers fuels their insane beliefs.
 

4. Bible Prophecy Teachers Takes Positions Against All That Fulfills Bible Prophecy.

This leads to the final area that I differ from Bible Prophecy experts or Bible Prophecy teachers. All of these commentators take position against what they describe as the fulfillment of prophecy in the Bible. For instance globalization and world leaders who are globalists are deemed evil. Indirectly Bible Prophecy teachers are telling their reader that they should be against globalization and what is occurring in the world that fulfills Bible Prophecy.  This message comes through very loud and clear.

I differ with the current writers on Bible Prophecy and prophecy in the Bible because I do not speak against what is predicted as all other prophecy experts. This was not the attitude of the prophets concerning any of the prophecies.  We do not even see Jesus judge rather we see him warn as to what the signs are that lead up to the end of the world, i.e. Armageddon.  He warns the Jews living in Israel at that end time to flee when the Abomination of Desolation takes place. He tells them what will take place and they are to run for their lives for from that event then there will be great Tribulation until the end of the world. Bible Prophecy even specifies the number of days from that event.

The examples of the writer’s attitude toward the end time prophecies in the Bible are numerous. The prophet Daniel was taken captive by  Nebuchadnezzar and yet told him his kingdom was established by God and he served him in his kingdom. Daniel predicted the future that would evolve from Babylon and lead to the end of the world. In any of Daniel’s discussions with Nebuchadnezzar we do not hear him make any judgments on Babylon or of Nebuchadnezzar himself. So why do today’s Bible Prophecy experts take it upon themselves to make part of their mission to speak against prophecy in the Bible by speaking against what is predicted?   The task is to tell that it is happening in line with prophecy in the Bible Prophecy.  Is it now over 20 times we read in the New Testament, especially in the book of Matthew, “that it might be fulfilled” every time a prophetic forecast saw fulfillment.  With the 7th Trumpet of Revelation comes the “It is done” proclamation, which is the same phrase Jesus used on the cross when he completed the work of redemption that had been predicted in prophecy in the Bible. We see the same statement at the finale of the end of the world. So if all of this is God’s will why are Bible Prophecy experts writing against what they write as the fulfillment of the forecasts?

Bible Prophecy experts miss Revelation 17 in reference to the Beast of Revelation where it states concerning the Kings, that “God has put in their hearts” to give their kingdom to the Beast.   Bible Prophecy experts also miss the little detail in Revelation 13:15 where it states about the false prophet breathing life into the image of the beast, “he was granted power.”  Who grants the false prophet this power? God. There is only one side we should take in our position and that is the desire of the fulfillment of prophecy in the Bible.  Bible Prophecy experts treat these forecasts as if they usher in God’s judgment rather than that they are part of God’s judgment.
  
The Biblical Magi

This is why I have separated myself from many Bible Prophecy experts and have differentiated myself as a Biblical Magi and am the first to use that term.  Three kings is  legend, the truth is that in the Bible no one knows the exact number of Magi, but they were both Biblical Scholars and understood, astronomy, the politics of their day and they were analysts.  They were not the priests or scribes, but rather from the East and had enough Biblical acumen to know exactly what they were looking for and where.

They were recognized by Herod and he consulted them because at the time there was no living prophet to consult. Their knowledge of Bible Prophecy, or prophecy in the Bible was so keen with one reference to the star and other references in Bible Prophecy they came to the location of Jesus. Jesus Himself mentions sending “wise men” in Matthew 23:34.

Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:  

Many Bible Prophecy teachers are not modern day Biblical wise men and women.  
This is where Erika Grey differs.  I am a journalist and I do write for secular publications and I interview authorities.  I write on the European Union not only to a secular audience, but also to evangelicals on how what is happening in the EU relates to Bible Prophecy.   Like others I also follow Russia and the United States and the Middle East and Israel. I provide analysis from a geopolitical perspective because if it cannot be fulfilled geopolitically the speculation has to be discarded.   
I offer my readers analysis and commentary that is as accurate as is humanly possible.  It is my opinion that anyone guilty of what I described who insists on their ways should only stick with the signs of the end times and showing that we are in the end times and stay out of the political analysis. Others will hopefully use this information to improve their sites and what they report.   In general Bible prophecy experts butcher the analysis end and provide their reader with inaccurate information. They rely on their emotions and on yours and are blinded to the fact that their reporting on how Bible Prophecy relates to current affairs, world events and the latest news, lacks any standards and only mounts on the pile of junk journalism and lies that are taught in the name of truth.   

In Conclusion:

WHAT ARE THE FOUR COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY BIBLE PROPHECY TEACHERS?

1.Many Bible Prophecy experts lack professional standards and methods held to by journalists.
2,Bible Prophecy experts rely too much on the latest news headlines.
3.Bible Prophecy teachers twist Scriptures to conform to the latest news headlines
4.Bible Prophecy teachers take positions against all that fulfills Bible Prophecy.

HOW DOES ERIKA GREY DIFFER?

Erika uses journalist standards in her fact finding on the European Union and world affairs.
Erika Grey actually writes on the EU in secular publications
Erika Grey does not twist Scripture to conform to her analysis
Erika Grey is the first Bible Prophecy teacher to provide the gaps-areas that we have not arrived at yet that we are awaiting to further evolve in the lead up to the Tribulation
Erika Grey’s analysis are all geopolitical possibilities
Erika Grey takes positions in line with the prophecy in the Bible and not against it.


Erika Grey is a Biblical Magi, This Means She is a Biblical Scholar, a researcher, analyst, and journalist to provide to her reader the most accurate assessment available, which you can find in her books and her soon to be published MAGI REPORT.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Interview with Andrew Duff –Architect of EU Politics



I have an interview scheduled with architect of EU politics: Andrew Duff and you are not going to want to miss the insights into EU policy and glimpses of the EU’s move forward from this EU political heavyweight and behind the scenes chief architect of EU legislation.

I learned of Andrew Duff years ago when the internet was dominated by Delphi and search engines had not yet been introduced. Yes, there was such a time. In that decade you studied the EU in part by reading its official publications that you had to order from Luxembourg. You gleaned insights from policy papers written by its think-tanks and decisions that were recorded in Agence Europe’s daily bulletins.   In that era there was The European newspaper, European Affairs journal and the monthly Crocodile newsletter from the Crocodile Club in the EU Parliament, all of which no longer exist. The European Union was also still called the European Communities.  I learned of The Federal Trust for Education and Research in London, the EU’s leading think-tank and as any student of the evolving EU I ordered the Federal Trust’s publications and policy papers. It was at this time I first came across Andrew Duff who was the Federal Trust’s director from 1993 to 1999.  His name is listed on the back of a report that is still in my library published in 1993. 

After leaving the Federal Trust Andrew Duff served in the EU Parliament for 15 years. It is an unspoken fact that many EU architects have served in the EU parliament, and it becomes a rite of passage for every EU engineer. Three of the European Union’s founding father’s all served as presidents of the European Parliament: Paul Henri Spaak, Aldice de Gasperi, and Robert Schuman. Founding father Alterio Spinelli was a member of the European Commission for 6 years and an MEP for 10 years right up until his death.   As other EU builders and engineers, Andrew Duff too served as a MEP until he was unseated by UKIP the diametrically opposing party to federal European integration.

In 2010 Andrew Duff founded the Spinelli Group named after his mentor. As a fellow EU builder Andrew Duff would help insure the EU would evolve along the same federalist path and this is the purpose of the Spinelli group.   As a European Federalist Andrew Duff is also a leading figure in the EU’s liberal left parties.

Jacques Delors helped catapult the EU from European Communities to European Union with the completion of the single market, the launch of the euro and preparations for the accession of the Eastern bloc nations. He is known as a block buster Commission President and the EU as we know it is “the house that Jacques built.” It was the Federal Trust and the European Movement that spawned Delors, and gave him his ideological platform. Andrew Duff as director would oversee the policy proposals that would arm Delors and others like him with the changes needed to move the European Union forward. While Delors and various former Prime Ministers in the spotlight have garnered EU acclaim, it was Andrew Duff who worked behind the scenes at the Federal Trust, and was no less instrumental in moving the EU forward along the federalist path.  It should be noted that federalism is the ideology on which Jacques Delors’ think-tank Notre Europe is based.

While a MEP Andrew Duff became a participant of the Convention on the Charter of Fundamental Rights  in 1999-2000 and of the constitutional Convention on the Future of Europe from 2002-03. He represented
the European Parliament in the intergovernmental conference, which concluded the Treaty of Lisbon.
In addition to helping to found the Spinelli group, Andrew Duff is also president of the European Union of Federalists and a founding member of the ECFR: European Council on Foreign Relations.

Andrew Duff is currently helping to forge the EU’s future and his projects make history.
He wrote the outline and oversaw the drafting of A Fundamental Law Treaty to amend Lisbon and all previous EU treaties, which will give the EU a full-fledged federal government.  

Andrew Duff is a prolific writer on EU affairs. He has helped edit and author several books on the EU treaties and his latest book is Pandora, Penelope, and Polity: How to Change the European Union. He also writes for several blogs “On Governing Europe” and his blogs are featured by EU think-tanks,  and on the EU’s leading policy website Euractiv. Mr. Duff also contributes articles to the Huffington post and to the Financial Times and his own personal blog.

 In Andrew Duff’s books and commentaries he is a teacher for his peers and professors on the EU treaties, and policy. In his report “On Governing Europe” he writes as a concise EU historian and it is no surprise that he served in the EU parliament as a rapporteur.   Andrew Duff is literally a walking text book of EU law, which comprises of articles. He both refers to articles that are within the treaties as well as offers how future revisions should be written.   It no wonder he is regarded as an EU constitution specialist and a key shaper of the EU’s political dimension.

As many great men, Andrew Duff is a paradox and at the same time his contradictions reveal his strengths.  Although he possesses significant speech impairment he stands before the European Parliament and other groups and publically speaks.  He heads what some might consider a ground-breaking group and movement in Europe and yet he is mild mannered and his peers and foes describe him as a perfect English gentleman. Andrew Duff is a man who lives for his mission and what comes across from his twitter account is not forcefulness for his cause but rather his wit. Andrew Duff’s books do not become best sellers, nor are his articles widely read and yet he is one of the most significant individuals of our times.

When I read in a tweet that Andrew Duff was going to be coming to the USA to speak at a URASMUS sponsored conference here in the United States and that the location of the conference is a 12 minute drive from my residence, I immediately wanted to set up a sit down interview with Andrew Duff. That interview is now arranged for mid February 2015.

Meanwhile, I am excited that of all people coming to the United States is the president of the Union of European Federalists and a key player in the European Movement, which in its early years was funded by our CIA. Americans do not have a clue what is European federalism and neither do many Europeans, which is a good reason for you to read the articles and see the video that will come from my interview with Andrew Duff.


The formation of the European Union is the greatest endeavor of men in our time. The European project is still evolving and when it is completed, the European Union is going to change the course of world events and history.  For this reason you need to check back for when these articles are completed and will be posted on my blog EU vs. US Commentary from the US on blogactiv eu. You will also be able to view the video version on this my new YouTube Channel Eye on The EU, where the EU is in the spotlight. I promise you exclusive information you will not find anywhere else.