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No, You're Fired
In Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Rev. Filip Velisavljevic, a Serbian Orthodox priest,
has been convicted of assault and reckless endangerment for aiming a gun
at Church of the Holy Resurrection of Christ council president Frederick
Pantelich. In December of 2002, an argument began in an apparent power struggle
that ensued after the priest was asked by the council to resign. During the
tussle, the gun went off grazing the priests own foot. According to an AP
report, Velisavljevic also faces a civil lawsuit in which the council alleges
he took at least $5,800 in religious items from the church, and that he
defrauding the church of about $10,000.
More Historic Happenings
0384 - Damasus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1419 - 'Heretic' Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence
1524 - Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake
1620 - 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
1640 - English Puritans introduced the "Root and Branch" petition to the
Long Parliament in London. It demanded the English episcopacy, "with all
its dependencies, roots and branches, be abolished." (The imagery comes from
1931 - British Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence
to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd
1937 - Italy withdraws from League of Nations
1941 - Germany & Italy declare war on US
1946 - UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
1975 - The Central American Mission changed its name to CAM Intentional,
after expanding its missionary efforts into Latin America. (This evangelical
mission group was founded in 1890 by C.I. Scofield, editor of the Scofield
1981 - UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th
1983 - 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1098 - 1st Crusaders capture and plunder Mara, Syria
1479 - Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III
1524 - Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome
1666 - The Moscow Council deposed Russian Orthodox Patriarch Nikon, 61. The
church synod had sought to bring an end to the struggle between Czar Alexis
and Patriarch Nikon, but the antagonism, begun as a call for liturgical reform,
ultimately grew into a struggle over the relationship between church and
1712 - The South Carolina colony passed a "Sunday Law" requiring "all...persons
whatsoever" to attend church each Sunday, to refrain from skilled labor,
and to do no traveling by horse or wagon beyond the necessary. Infractions
of this law were met with a 10-shilling fine and/or a two-hour lockup in
the village stocks.
1769 - Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
1791 - Bank of the US opens
1800 -Washington DC established as capitol of US
1808 - The Bible Society of Philadelphia was organized, the first of its
kind in America. Rev. William White was elected first president of the new
organization, whose purpose it was to promote and distribute the Scriptures.
1932 - USSR & China resume diplomatic relations
1946 - UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D Rockefeller Jr
1959 - UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
1963 - Kenya gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1974 - Pope Paul VI announced his intention of canonizing Elizabeth Ann Bayley
Seton (1774-1821), who had founded the first free Catholic school in the
U.S. as well as the religious order known as the Sisters of Charity of St.
1204 - Death of Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon), 69, medieval Jewish scholar
and author. His greatest writing, "Guide of the Perplexed" (1190) attempted
to harmonize Aristotelian philosophy with rabbinic Judaism.
1294 - Pope Coelestinus V dies - ending term
1545 - Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opens (by Pope Paul III
1621 - Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree
1843 - "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold.
An obvious attempt to eradicate the last anti-catholic sentiments by endearing
people to a Catholic created holiday.
1920 - League of nations (precursor to the UN) establishes Intl Court of
Justice in The Hague
Random Thoughts ...
by Frank Olive
There is this New England farmer, he has in his possession his great
Of course the handle has been replaced 4 times and the head twice.
Is it still his great grandfathers axe?
In terms of Truth Once Delivered, do we possess the original ax?
"That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot,
or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish,"
Most of us have watched some sort of sport one time or another played with
a ball. What is the sequence involved in most instances?
1. You receive the ball.
2. Once in your possession you hold it fast, ever moving forward, eyes on
Thereare those that in misguided understanding just can't seem to move forward
because they are HOLDING FAST.
There are those that in misguided understanding just can't seem to hold
fast because they are MOVING FORWARD.
Yet scripture PLAINLY teaches that we are running a RACE, should keep our
eyes on the GOAL, promising a REWARD for those that ENDURE TILL
THE END. All this, with instructions to HOLD FAST.
"But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My
name, He shall teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that
I said unto you," John 14:26, R.V."Even the spirit of truth; whom the world
cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him," John 14:17.
By this "SPIRIT OF TRUTH" it is "REVEALED" that to which
we are to "HOLD FAST".
"But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth
all things, yea, the deep things of God," I Corinthians 2:10.
Never be deceived there are not "WORKS" to do.
"And by works was faith made perfect," James 2:22, last part of the verse.
Does it make any difference what we believe if we are truly SINCERE?
"God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification
of the Spirit and belief of the truth," II Thessalonians 2:13; Joshua 24:14.
You were chosen to salvation by THE ETERNAL, through sanctification
and "BELIEF IN THE TRUTH"!
Not misguided belief!
So it seems that indeed it matters if we possess the original axe.
~ Frank Olive
666 = The Number of the Name
Re 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had
two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all
the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which
dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven
on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the
earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight
of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make
an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And
he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of
the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship
the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small
and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right
hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he
that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:
for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and
Clarification: The number 666 is NOT THE MARK...it is the NUMBER of A MAN...
A NUMBER of his NAME. John Paul II has recently affirmed the Papal title,
"Vicarius Filii Dei"-- The Vicar of the Son of the God. This a blasphemous
title. Christ does not need a vicar, and Heaven has not so designated any
man. This title, "Vicarius Filii Dei" is etched in the Papal mitre which
every pope wears. The numerical equivalent of this Latin title, using Roman
numerals known to most CoG'ers, is 666. Please note the following:
V=5, I=1, C=100, A = no value, R = no value, I=1, U=5, S =no value
F = no value, I =1, L= 50, I =1, I=1
D = 500, E =no value, I = 1
TOTAL -- 666
The Scripture says 666 is the number of a man. Every pope is a man, and every
pope bears this title. Thus both the individual Pope, and the institution
of the Papacy are marked out in scripture as the bearer of this number 666.
A few more for you to consider.....
LUDOVICUS ... translated means Vicar of the Court
L=50, U= 5, D = 500, O = no value, V = 5, I = 1, C = 100, U = 5 , S = no
value = 666
In the Greek Language we see that: "Latéinos" is Greek for "Latin
Kingdom" or "the Latin speaking man" ==> L=30,+A=1,+T=300,+E=5,
+I=10,+N=50,+O=70,+S=200 = 666
"Virgil . . . showed that Lateinos, to whom the Romans or Latin race traced
back the lineage, was represented with a glory around his head, to show he
was a 'child of the Sun' - a symbol of devil worship (Hislop, pp.269-270).
"Italika Ekklesia" is Greek for "Church of Italian" ==>
(E=5,+K=20,+K=20,+L=30,+E=8,+S=200,+I=10,+A=1) = 666
"Apostates "=Apostates = A = 1 alpha , P = 80, O = 70 omicron, ST = 6, A
= 1 alpha, T = 300 tau, E = 8 eta, S = 200 sigma = 666
"He Latine Basileia" is Greek for "Latin Church" ==> (H=0 +E= +
(L=30,+A=1,+T=300,+I=10,+N=50,+E = + (B=2,+A=1,+S=200,+I=10,+L=30,+E=5,+I=10,+
A=1) = 666
In The Hebrew... "ROMIITH" means the Roman Kingdom = => R = 200 resh,
O = 6 waw (vav), M = 40 mem, I = 10 yodm, I = 10 yod, TH = 400 taw = 666
"ROMITI" means the Roman Man is ==> R=200 resh, O =6 waw (vav), M=40 mem,
I =10 yod, T =400 taw, I =10 yod = 666
"Stürn" or "STUR" in Chaldee (Babylonian) is the original name of Rome
itself (or Saturnia, 'the city of Saturn'.) Using Arameen numerals we'll
get ==> S=60,+T=400,+U=6,+R=200 = 666
When the Pope signs his name as Captain of the Clergy, it is "DVX CLERI"
If you add up the Roman numerals D=500, V=5, X=10, C=100,L=50, I=1, the total
is 666 ....the number of the name of the beast.
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Quote of the Week
"The greatest proof of Christianity for others is not how far a man can logically
analyze his reasons for believing, but how far in practice he will stake
his life on his belief." --T. S. Eliot
Well, its nearly that time of year when people will partake, most in ignorance,
of the revelry of the ancient celebrations of the Saturnalia and Brumalia
in what is today called Christmas. The ancient celebration of the return
of the sun complete with the ancient pagan trappings and painted Christian
veneer can be read about online at the following pages of notes & quotes
that we call -
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: X-mas Files Volume Three
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"Remember our Lord died upon a tree - don't make an idol out of one."
"Have a Peaceful Sabbath"
Love to you all in Christ Jesus ~ Kenneth M. Hoeck
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