NEWS AND THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

  1. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

    KJV Exodus 20:

    1 And God spake all these words, saying,
    2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
    3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
    4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
    5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
    6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
    7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
    8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
    9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
    10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
    11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
    12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
    13 Thou shalt not kill.
    14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    15 Thou shalt not steal.
    16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
    17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

  2. GLOBE & MAIL ARTICLE of March 26, 1999, and EDITORIAL COMMENTS PLUS April 2, 1999 Added Historical background, regarding YUGOSLAVIA, SERBIA AND KOSOVO (CLICK HERE)

  3. THE JUNE 25, 1994 "REVEILLE" LETTER (CLICK HERE)

  4. THERE ARE REPORTS:

    THAT THE "Y2K" COMPUTER "MELTDOWN" PROSPECTS AT THE START OF THE YEAR 2000 A.D., WHICH SOME VIEW WITH APPREHENSION WHILE OTHERS DERIDE, MIGHT OFFER A SCENARIO WHEREIN A "MANAGED MELTDOWN" WOULD FORM A "WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY" DURING WHICH A MIDDLE EASTERN ATTACK UPON ISRAELI HELD JERUSALEM COULD TAKE PLACE WITHOUT A STRONG U.S. REACTION BECOMING ORGANIZED. THERE COULD BE INTERESTS IN THE RUSSIAN MILITARY, WHO MIGHT FIND SUCH A "WINDOW" OPPORTUNE TO DISCHARGE A LONG-STANDING DEBT TO IRAN FOR IRANIAN RESTRAINT IN SPREADING ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALIST FERVOUR INTO THE VARIOUS REPUBLICS OF THE GENERALLY ISLAMIC SECTIONS OF WHAT USED TO BE CALLED THE SOVIET REPUBLIC.

    IT IS POSSIBLE THAT CONFUSION RELATED TO SUCH A GENERAL COMPUTER PROBLEM MIGHT BE INCREASED THROUGH PLANNED "NEGLEGENCE" AND ENHANCED THROUGH HACKER-ACCESS BY INTERESTED PARTIES FROM FOREIGN LANDS.

    NOTE 6 JANUARY, 1999: The (Toronto, Canada) Globe and Mail carried this small item which might amplify the above: "An estimated 17 million Americans have the skills to use a personal computer to shut off electricity to whole regions of the country. Such hackers could also cripple police forces and fire fighters by disabling the 911 service, according to a White House commission that studied the infrastructure of the United States."

    The (Toronto, Canada) Globe and Mail of 14 January, 1999, under the heading "Military Loses in test cyber-terrorist attack" states that, in an exercise held last May to test Canadian Forces vulnerability to hacker interference, the military lost contact for 24 hours with ten military allies during a simulated "cyber terrorist" attack. The five-column article provides further details on the subject.
    In another news clipping from the same issue of the paper, we read that "Computers are the new weapon of choice for the U.S. military with the official declaration of cyberspace as the fourth battleground, according to Federal Computer Week. The Pentagon's new doctrine takes warfare beyond air, land and sea territory and states that human decision-making is the "ultimate target" of an information war. Yet experts doubt that the U.S. government is equipped to protect its own computer networks from threats by other armies.
    A report from the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies titled Cyber Crime, CyberTerrorism and Cyber-Warfare calls for a complete overhaul of all U.S. national security agencies to avoid crippling sabotage of the country's information infrastructure."

    SOME HAVE POINTED OUT THAT SUCH A GENERAL COMPUTER CHAOS MIGHT ENHANCE THE PROSPECTS FOR PERSUADING THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO GO ALONG WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A COMPUTER-BASED "CASHLESS SOCIETY" - A PROSPECT WITH A POTENTIAL HINT OF SOMEWHAT ORWELLIAN OVERTONES.

  5. The (Toronto, Canada) Globe and Mail carried this small clipping on 23 November, 1998: "APEX: The tip of highest point. Egypt will celebrate the year 2000 by topping off the Great Pyramid with a gold-encased capstone for one night on Dec. 31, 1999."

    Editorial Question: Does this symbolise the substitution of Babylonian Gold for the Eye atop the pyramid on the U.S. dollar (which some hold to represent God's oversight of the nation as "In God We Trust") after the year 2000? Possible hidden symbolism in this is seen in choice of the night marking 2000 years of Christianity for this symbolic flourish, thus supplanting the All-seeing Eye which represents the God of the Christian Bible (not Illuminati inserted Satan as some would aver, for all is by God's Permissive Will) on the currency of the United States.

    A DECEMBER UPDATE ON THIS PROPOSAL:
    From the Toronto Globe and Mail, December 21, 1999:
    Egypt abandons plan to crown Cheops pyramid at New Year - Reuters News agency, Cairo.
    Egypt said yesterday it has scrapped controversial plans to place a golden capstone on the Cheops pyramid at the climax of a year 2000 concert.
    The project was harshly criticized by opposition newspapers that accused culture minister Farouk Hosni of involvement in a Masonic-Zionist conspiracy to lay claim to the pyramids. Some parliamentarians had also complained of foreign art taking centre stage at Egypt's New Year celebration and expressed concern about possible damage to the pyramids.
    The full text of this report will be included in Prophetic Expositor Gleanings - File 12.

    In recent years we have noted that, one by one, Christian nations and peoples throughout the world have been subverted by humanist nurtured multicult. In some cases, symbolic triumphant dominance by the "new regime" of "World-Government" planners has apparently been flaunted (but secretly, lest the subversion become known and understood by Christians), by the removal of all Christian symbols from flags, and heraldry, with the substitution of signals secretly deriding the Christian heritage of God's People. A possible hidden symbolism in South Africa's post-apartheid flag and Newfoundland's Provincial flag are seen:

    There is possible hidden symbolism behind the introduction of the "Euro" coinage which removes the head of the Monarch of Britain, with its accompanying , sustaining "D.G. Regina" (Dei Gratia Regina - By the Grace of God, Queen), which equates to the United States currency bearing "In God We Trust." Some years ago your Editor spotted stamps and dollar bills bearing the Queen's portrait which were found to display the "Devil hidden in the hair" and passed the information to appropriate publicists. Likewise, two years ago he spotted the apparently surreptitious substitution of a symbol conveying the ten-pound denomination in place of a royal crown on certain British paper currency. Both of these Israel peoples have historically recognized Christ as supreme - up until our present generation!

  6. We have received the following Vancouver Sun Newspaper clipping (hand dated 27/8) from someone in Alberta.
    "NO APOLOGY FROM CENSURED RADIO MINISTRY"

    Douglas Todd, Southam Newspapers, Vancouver.
    The largest Christian ministry in North America refuses to apologize after being censured by Canada's broadcast ethics watchdog for airing anti-homosexual commentary.
    The Focus on the Family show - which airs on hundreds of secular radio stations in Canada and more than 2,300 in the U.S. - has been found to be in breach of the human rights code of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.
    The self-regulating ethics body for Canada's radio and TV industry recently released a decision criticizing Focus on the Family for portraying the gay movement as "malevolent, insidious and conspiratorial."
    The CBSC does not have the power to penalize the radio stations or the producers of the show.
    The council's sway comes from drawing attention to alleged ethical transgressions.
    Focus on the Family founder James Dobson hosts the 30-minute syndicated program, which is recorded in the U.S. Officials from Focus on the Family and CBSC agree that the program would not have been censured in the U.S. because free speech is more strongly guarded.
    On the disputed radio program, titled Homosexuality: Fact and Fiction, Dobson tells his listeners around the world that he fears some day it will become "illegal to speak in certain terms about homosexuals, as it is in Canada today."
    The rebuke by the broadcast ethics body followed a complaint from a listener who heard it last year on CKRD radio station in Red Deer.
    In the program, Dobson encouraged a panel of evangelical Christian family specialists to debunk the "homosexual activist movement" and its reliance on what Dobson calls the "false use of statistics," particularly to teenage suicide.
    In response to Dobson, Bob Knight of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., tears apart a study showing a high suicide rate among homosexual teenagers, saying "like all gay science, it really has very flimsy foundations."
    The CBSC ruling said: "Religious programming does not have any inherent entitlement to say whatever it wants in the name of religion. While Focus on the Family is free to describe the homosexual lifestyle as sinful, the program has gone much further."

    [Editorial comment seems superfluous, but I am reminded of what Peter and John replied to all the authorities who had "put them in hold", including "Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, (who) were gathered together at Jerusalem..." and who sat to judge the two disciples (Acts 4:1-21). The two disciples of Our Lord replied: "Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." - Douglas C. Nesbit - Editor]

  7. News clipping from Toronto Star - Wed. Nov. 18, 1998:
    Human cloning certain
    'Brute force biology' impossible to stop, say bioethicists

    WASHINGTON - Human cloning will be "very difficult if not impossible to try to stop," the chairman of the U.S. National Bioethics Advisory Commission said yesterday.
    His comments came as the commission met in Miami to consider an urgent request by President Bill Clinton that the group immediately take up the issue of human cloning. Clinton's plea folowed stunning reports that the first human clones had been created by merging human DNA with donor cow eggs.
    "I am deeply troubled by this news of experiments involving the mingling of human and non-human species," Clinton wrote.
    Clinton's request, made Saturday, and the cautious response of Harold T. Shapiro, the head of the advisory group, spotlight what seems to be a crisis for bioethics and a troubling crossroads for society.
    While bioethicists ponder whether humans should be cloned and what it means to blend humans with different creatures, scientists are racing, unfettered, to do it.
    "What are the limits? How far will this go?" asked Glenn McGee, a professor of bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. "It's brute force biology. You see what can be done and then you do it."
    Based on other remarkable advances made in recent weeks, including the ability to place the DNA from one woman into the egg of another and the ability to isolate and grow embryonic stem cells, which have the pwer to develop into any kind of cell or tissue, many scientists and bioethicists agree human cloning is likely to come roaring into society soon, whether we want it or not.
    "As this technology continues to burst forward with such stunning speed," said Shapiro, "we know it will be very difficult if not impossible to try and stop something, even if we are against it."

    [Editorial Comment:
    How can this fit with the Christian understanding of Biblical precedent as contained in Genesis 1:21,24,25, (every creature "...after his kind...") and of man in 1:26-27 ("So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him")? How will this fit with God's stricture in Leviticus 19:19: "Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed.."? The Scientific Humanist seeks pridefully to experiment where God's wisdom observes lurking genetic dangers which can have devastating and lasting results, and therefore God, in love forbids our passage into those possible areas described in the above clipping.]

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  9. As of January, 1999, we have initiated the following feature in The Prophetic Expositor:

    A CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT
    MANY NEWS CLIPPINGS, MAGAZINE ARTICLES, AND MEDIA PRESENTATIONS JOSTLE FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC. AMONG THESE WE RECEIVE SOME WHICH MAY HOLD SPECIAL INTEREST FOR OUR READERS.

    HERE ARE SOME ITEMS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED WHICH HAVE COME TO OUR ATTENTION.

    SOME WILL BE PRINTED WITHOUT COMMENT, OTHERS NOTED IN PASSING. STILL OTHERS MAY RECEIVE EDITORIAL COMMENTS.

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Notes of Presidential Address, B.I.W.F. Annual Dominion Convention, Toronto, September 24, 1998
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