OUTREACH SITE: The second half of Luke has been completed and published as one article The Gospel According to Luke: Part Two Israel readies for war with Hezbollah Damascus Bombings a Distraction From Alawite Coast
Israel may have second election in which the right wing will lose. Israeli Coalition Talks
Getting Nowhare: Lapid Surges in Polls
I am working on a post which will include several of his speeches, as Cardinal Ravasi is being vetted for the papacy, giving 17 talks with the feature speaker position at the week long Lenten retreat of the Roman Curia. The retreat ends this weekend. Both John Paul and Benedict were presented to the curia in the same manner.
If you did not know catholic doctrine, you would easily be taken in by this man with a honey tongue. He is most charming and deceiving, presenting positions that would not offend anyone.
A few quotes:
1) “The word of God irradiates its splendour in the horizon of the conscience,
melting our coldness and spreading light and hope”.
2) By remaining childlike we can nurture our faith he continues, citing the example
of little St. Therese of Lisieux as well as Christ’s teaching. He said they
teach us how to trust and remain pure, like children:
“They trustingly put their hands in the hands of adults, this is the great drama. The shame of
paedophilia is also there, because the child, out of trust, spontaneously
abandons himself to the adult, to his father.
3) But – concluded the cardinal – “despite the darkness [in the world], the Christian experience always opens up to a horizon of light where darkness never has the last word.”
The main post for today is the Esther and Purim as History and Prophetic Allegory posted at the outreach site. Please do click through to this important post on a subject which is often neglected.
UCG NEWS: Victor Kubik took time in his Ministerial Newsletter today to talk about his membership in the Masonic Satellite organization; Rotary Club. He tried to present his membership in this Satanic organization masquerading as a “Good Works” entity, to say that his most recent meeting in the Cinci branch of the club resulted in some superficial exposure of the UCG to leaders in the community.
First some information on the Rotary Club.
Any person even looking at the Rotary symbol and ring, should immediately grasp its connection to Masonry.
MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS HIDE UNDER MANY NAMES
(Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Ruritans, Eastern Star, Woodmen, Merry Pranksters, Shriners, B’nai B’rith, Hellfire Club, Oddfellows, Elks, Job’s Daughters, Rainbow Girls, to name a few)
These club’s including Rotary, are Masonic adjunct organizations of business and professional leaders that claim to provide humanitarian service to improve human relations, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations and building goodwill and peace in the world. Its real purpose is to spread the Masonic docttrine that man can solve all his problems by his own efforts, and Satan’s lie that man can become a God through his personal efforts.
On Top of the Hill by Vic Kubik
I’d like to share an item of interest about the home office and its location. Since moving to the Cincinnati area, I have joined the local Rotary Club in Batavia. It meets Tuesday’s at 7 am for one hour has many community leaders as its members. I have been part of Rotary since 1999 and have enjoyed meeting others in the community. In our club we’ve had some very interesting speakers. Notably, several work in Park 50, the office park adjacent to our home office and where the United Church of God first settled in 1998.
One guest was one of the seven senior engineers from Siemens Corporation located across Eastman Rd. from the home office. Siemens employs about 600 people there and is part of the huge German conglomerate that has nearly 500,000 people worldwide working for it. He spoke about the diverse projects that they have been working on including the design of the solid fuel rockets for the Space Shuttle and expediting design of the Cadillac for General Motors. He sat next to me in the meeting and we started a conversation. I told him that I was from the United Church of God across the road. He said he always wanted to meet someone from there as for years he passed by our home office and its large sign and wondered who the people were who worked there. I told him I was one of them and invited him to stop by and visit sometime.
In his presentation, he also spoke about the history of Siemens in Park 50. He told us that before Siemens moved to the large building they are in now, they were the anchor tenants at Park 50. When they moved, they left a lot of it empty. When we moved from California to Ohio, Park 50 was still being repopulated from the Siemens move. Now, it is a prestigious office park where many businesses operate.
Another person at club overhearing us told us that, too, has passed by our home office for eight years and never met anyone. Also, I met individual who brokered the sale of the land for our home office also came forward and reminisced about the it. He commented on what a nice location we were in.
Another guest speaking was the Marketing Vice President of Downing Exhibits which is across TechneCenter Drive from us. It’s a large 110,000 square foot facility that builds convention displays for top corporation across the country. He asked me, “What do you up there?” referring to our building across the street. I told him about our world headquarters and that we produced a nationally aired television program on the premises. Beyond Today is actually an internationally aired program. He seemed very interested and I invited him also to come across the road and visit us.
Then another guest speaker, one of the directors of PPG, just down the hill from us gave a presentation about their laboratories that produce various coatings for cans for food and beverages. I told her I was from the United Church of God. She then exclaimed, “Oh, you’re the people on top of hill. We’re only half-way up.” It’s been very interesting to meet our neighbors and tell them about ourselves as they talk about the work they do.
My club has asked me to give a presentation about my January trip to Africa in January in a few weeks that will give me opportunity to let a little bit more light shine from the “top of the hill.”