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Sabbath, January 16, 2009

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 Parts 1 & 2 are online here...

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 “Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other. The atmosphere parted and rolled back; then we could look up through the open space in Orion, whence came the voice of God. The Holy City will come down through that open space. I saw that the powers of earth are now being shaken and that events come in order. War, and rumors of war, sword, famine, and pestilence are first to shake the powers of earth, then the voice of God will shake the sun, moon, and stars, and this earth also. I saw that the shaking of the powers in Europe is not, as some teach, the shaking of the powers of heaven, but it is the shaking of the angry nations.” {EW 41.2}

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 http://www.remnantofgod.org/OrionNebula.htm

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"Even Huyghens, the discoverer,...was already of the opinion that in viewing it we saw, as it were, through an opening into a region of light." Sir William Herschel, cited in The Universe of Suns, p 45, by Richard Anthony Proctor, 1884

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 Revelation 21:23, "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."

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"Human speech is impotent. Pen of writer, brush of artist, alike are lifeless and inert in any attempt even to describe this interior. Mammoth Cave glories in Kentucky, illumined by electric lights, are so beautiful that words cannot be used in their description. What, then, should be said of the mighty cavern in the depths of depths of Orion's nebula? Torn, twisted, and riven masses of shining gas, irregular pillars, columns and stalactites in glittering splendor, and stalagmites rising from the mighty floor! The appearance is that of light shining and glowing behind Herculean walls of ivory or pearl, and these studded with millions of diamond points -- shining stars." -James Furgerson, cited in Astronomy and the Bible, p 251-253, by Lucas A. Reed, 1919.

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 The Roman Church is far-reaching in her plans and modes of operation. She is employing every device to extend her influence and increase her power in preparation for a fierce and determined conflict to regain control of the world, to re-establish persecution, and to undo all that Protestantism has done.—Great Controversy, pp. 565, 566

God's word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be unheeded, and the Protestant world will learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to escape the snare. She is silently growing into power. . . . Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike. All that she desires is vantage ground, and this is already being given her. We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is. Whoever shall believe and obey the word of God will thereby incur reproach and persecution.— Great Controversy, p. 581

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 The Pope was recognized as the overall authority in the Christian world by an Anglican and Roman Catholic commission yesterday which described him as a "gift to be received by all the Churches". ...if a new united Christian Church was created it would be the 'Bishop of Rome who would exercise a universal primacy." - Electronic Telegraph-UK News May 13, 1999 Oliver Poole http://www.freerepublic.com/

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 "He is as determined to be world ruler as was Constantine in his day (p.49) He is protected by four governments (p. 120) He is the best-known person of the 20th century (p. 123) He is personal friends with the leaders of 91 countries (p. 490) People of the world seem to him ready for strong worldwide moral government with control (p. 160). Sixteen thousand journalists covered his American visit (p.490) "The American ambassador says the Vatican is unmatched as a "listening post" (p. 120) The Vatican knows Saturday what will happen on Monday anywhere in the world. (p. 430) Papal structure is prepared for worldwide rule now. (p. 143) -The Keys of this Blood by Malaci Martin

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 "But Constitutions can be changed, and non-Catholic sects may decline to such a point that the political proscription [ban] of them may become feasible and expedient. What protection would they have against a Catholic state?" -The State and the Church, pp.38,39, by Miller and Ryan, imprimatur of Cardinal Hayes. 

The old Protestant culture is about at the end of its rope... Why can't we make the U.S. Catholic in legislation, Catholic in justice, aims and ideals?" -Father F. X. Talbot, editor of America, official jesuit magazine for the U.S. statement in New York Globe Dec. 14, 1930

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“Then commenced the jubilee, when the land should rest. I saw the pious slave rise in triumph and victory and shake off the chains that bound him, while his wicked master was in confusion and knew not what to do; for the wicked could not understand the words of the voice of God. Soon appeared the great white cloud. It looked more lovely than ever before. On it sat the Son of man." –Early Writings p 35.1

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Revelation 6:15-16, "And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;  And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:"

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Strong’s #1401 doulos {doo'-los}  from 1210; TDNT - 2:261,182; adj

 AV - servant 118, bond 6, bondman 1; 125
 1) a slave, bondman, man of servile condition
  1a) a slave

Strong’s #1658 eleutheros {el-yoo'-ther-os}  probably from the alternate of 2064; TDNT - 2:487,224; adj

 AV - free 18, free woman 3, at liberty 1, free man 1; 23
 1) freeborn
    1a) in a civil sense, one who is not a slave
    1b) of one who ceases to be a slave, freed, manumitted

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Modern-day slaves can be found laboring as servants or concubines in Sudan, as child "carpet slaves" in India, or as cane-cutters in Haiti and southern Pakistan, to name but a few instances. According to Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest human rights organization, there are currently over 20 million people in bondage.” Modern Slavery by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco April 18, 2001

“Police in Nigeria have arrested a doctor suspected of impregnating girls and selling their babies. The police said they found five pregnant girls aged between 12 and 17 at the doctor's clinic in the south-eastern town of Enugu. The police said the man had confessed to getting the girls pregnant and selling their children. He is to face charges in court. Trafficking is common in Nigeria, with children sold for labour and sex work. In 2008, police raided a private hospital in Enugu which they said was a "baby farm". Seven pregnant young women were found.” –BBC News Thursday Dec. 31, 2009

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“There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The modern commerce in humans rivals illegal drug trafficking in its global reach—and in the destruction of lives.” 21st Century Slaves National Geographic by Andrew Cockburn

Former Conservative leader William Hague of the UK stated on January 25, 2005 on BBC News, “There is more slavery now than there was at the height of the slave trade.”

 

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