Thursday, May 20, 2010

Muslim Attackers Slice Baby from Belly of Pregnant Woman, Remove Victims’ Tongues Christian Women and Children Slaughtered in Another Jihad Attack in

Washington, D.C. (March 17, 2010)–International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Nigerian Muslims slaughtered at least twelve Christians with machetes this morning in the village of Bei, Nigeria.
The attackers, who were dressed in military attire, removed the baby from the belly of a pregnant woman and cut out the tongues of their victims. The Muslims murdered three children, four teenage girls, three women (including the one pregnant woman) and two men. They also injured six Christians and burned down four houses.
“Our restraint is taken for weakness. The security is not protecting life and property of Christians. This is a religious war…..” lamented Reverend Chuwang Avou, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Plateau State.
ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, Jonathan Racho, said “We are deeply saddened by the latest jihad attack against defenseless Christians in Nigeria. Women and children have borne the brunt of Muslim aggression. This demonstrates the senselessness of the attacks and the cruelty of the attackers. Unfortunately, the media and politicians wrongly label the attacks as ethnic violence instead of telling the truth about the ruthless Islamic jihad attack that is bent on driving Christians from northern Nigeria.” See

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Priests Who Teach the Difference (Ezekiel 44:23)

I would argue in earnest that in fact this is something once common in the church which has all but disappeared today: teaching "the difference between the holy and the profane" and "the clean and unclean".

There is so often a strong connection between the dilution or even disappearance of the Bible from the pulpit, and the rest of a church's activities embracing worldly approaches in place of biblical ones. If the Word is not taught, it is far less likely anyone will be equipped to contrast the "profane" or "unclean" practices which has been allowed entrance and even incorporation into what is called "church".

This most commonly comes up when something is challenged as being "worldly" and the response provided, "What is wrong with making church relevant to the modern day?" There is a lack of knowledge of the definition of the biblical standard much less how to apply it.

So the lyrics are no longer important, only that the sound is polished
and professional; the message from the pulpit cannot make anyone uncomfortable and must always be "positive" and "uplifting"; it is not possible to hold anyone accountable for sin because that is considered unloving and judgmental. Since there is no difference designated within the church proper "between the holy and the profane" or "the clean and the unclean", why are we surprised when so-called believers cannot and do not make any such distinction in the course of everyday life?

And so goes all the polls and research confirming that there is no longer a statistical difference between "church-goers" and "non-church-goers" for any moral or spiritual issue that can be named. The divorce rate and attitude about divorce? No difference. The stance on homosexuality, sex, and even adultery? No difference. Abortion, euthanasia,..? Statistically the same.

But this leads to a situation in our church meetings which God takes to a whole other level. God calls it "your abominations" (Ezekiel 44:6-7). When people can no longer tell the difference it is not long until they adopt things which by God's standards are unquestionably "profane" and/or "unclean". (This is really at the heart of the discussion when something is designated as being "Emergent", "Ecumenical", or "Purpose Driven".)

We will never be able to successfully engage the world effectively until we face the fact that much of what is going on under the umbrella "church" is in fact biblically defined "abomination". The sooner that the church returns to adhering to the standard of differentiating between "holy and profane" and "clean and unclean", the sooner all those other issues will be materially impacted. I think we are going to have to become the priests who teach the difference.

Danny Isom – (culled from www.morielApril 9, 2010

Catholics mull removal of Pope over Church Sex Scandal

The once unthinkable idea is fast gaining currency: irked catholics are asking how the Pope may be removed. And those are the deep faithfuls, for less committed catholics are leaving the Church in droves particularly in Europe over an avalanche of sickening reports that not only were priests (over the course of decades) molesting young boys and girls entrusted into their care, the Church authorities having full knowledge of these events did virtually nothing to stop it. This is totally different from the well-reported abuses on Nuns and sisters by their superiors as is extensively reported in the Chicks publications or some home videos in Nigeria.

In the latest case breaking out - in Ireland, the CNN reports that country’s top Catholic cardinal as acknowledging that the church’s response to the abuse had been "hopelessly inadequate." Currently, numerous reports of catholic-based sex abuse are increasing across Europe, including in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. New abuse allegations have surfaced in Brazil, home of the world's largest Catholic population, and indeed, according to the CNN, a recent TV report in that country included a video purportedly showing a priest having sex with a 19-year-old altar boy! According to CNN’s Vatican analyst who is also a senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter: "Now we have obvious confirmation that this is a global crisis. Anywhere there is a substantial Catholic population there is the potential for this type of scandal."

But the Pope’s pious and strongly-worded letter to Irish Bishops, which he had hoped would “help in the process of repentance, healing and renewal” in Ireland is being considered as pure hypocrisy. This is in light of fresh revelations (March 26) that even when the Pope himself was an archbishop in Munich, Germany, he condoned similar actions and turned blind eyes to at least one priest who repeatedly molested children under his care – despite strong recommendations which he (Pope Benedict then an archbishop) refused to act upon.

Calling the issue “the biggest church credibility crisis in centuries, if not in the entire history of the church”, the National Catholic Reporter wrote: “it becomes even more difficult to reconcile the strong language of the pope in his letter to Irish bishops and his own conduct while head of a major see…..No longer can the Vatican simply issue papal messages--subject to nearly infinite interpretations and highly nuanced constructions--that are passively "received" by the faithful. No longer can secondary Vatican officials, those who serve the pope, issue statements and expect them to be accepted at face value.” Unprecedented strong words coming from the Church’s own rank!

However, it would seem the Pope is in no immediate danger of being removed. Not only is there no provision for that in the church’s law, far more people seem willing to leave the church themselves rather than require the pope to leave. A case of can’t be more catholic than the pope?

The CNN reports that apart from erosion of membership, the crisis is threatening “to change secular Europe's posture toward the church from shrugging toleration to outright hostility.” However, church experts predict that all these storms are not likely to generate much distress for the church in Africa – where the pope is still considered just a few steps away from being a deity. The CNN report noted that “Nigeria is now home to the world's largest Catholic seminary, while Europe and the United States now depend on wider Africa to supply their priests.”

For a detailed coverage of the sexual abuse stories in the catholic church, check the Boston Globe at

Our shame, Shallow Christianity in the Land

Recent local events in South West Nigeria should be enough grounds for concern about the real depth of Christianity in the land. Issues such as the “acid rain” scare, “Mini-skirt and hell” vision, and now “Erelu Agbaye” show that most Church goers are yet far from understanding what the Christian faith is all about. In the most recent event, one wonders how a self-confessed occultist, without any conversion experience (e.g. repentance, discipleship) could just turn into a celebrity evangelist overnight with massive followership. Claiming to have been “the most powerful woman in the world”, she has only one basic message. In an admixture of occultic folklores and incoherent, easily disproved data, she directly cast aspersion on the integrity of proven and well-respected teachers of the Word; who are in one swipe mixed together with known charlatants like Temitope Joshua of the Synagogue.

Mission Accomplished: US relaxes airport screening of Nigerians

THE United States (U.S.) government has discontinued its enhanced airport screening measures targeting citizens from 14 selected countries, including Nigeria.

According to the U.S. government spokesperson, Phillip J. Crowley, an Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, the measures put in place after the failed terror attempt of Nigerian terrorist suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, last Christmas day were neither sustainable nor efficient. Speaking further, Mr Crowley said "Since that time, we've been engaged in intensive dialogue with those countries….Many of our partners around the globe have also increased their own security measures, and the overall intent of this effort is to enforce and ensure the safety and security of everyone travelling by air anywhere in the world,"

Very well said! In other words, the US knew the measures could not be sustained, but embarked on it nevertheless just to achieve some strategic objectives. And just like we said in the last edition, the whole point (“overall intent”) is to push the world closer to accepting routine obnoxious searches, in the name of security. Now that the objective is achieved so quickly, the obviously unsustainable measures used to harass the world into compliance can be jettisoned. (If we may add here, this is exactly the same tactic Obama-Clinton is applying in trying to bully Israel to agree to divide Jerusalem, giving “East Jerusalem” – the Temple Mount etc to the UN under Palestinian proxy. See article at )

A proud US Homeland Security Department later boasted, “A number of nations, including Australia, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Nigeria and the United Kingdom, have followed the U.S. lead to enhance aviation security by accelerating testing and deployment of advanced imaging technologies at their largest airports, and are strengthening behaviour detection,…. and information sharing capabilities."

The stage is rapidly being set for the advent of the antichrist, who needs all these infrastructure to be in place in order to play out his agenda scripted in hell

New Studies by Berkeley Scientist confirm worst fears on Atrazine, the weed killer

A newly published research finding by Tyrone Hayes, a professor of Integrative Biology at Berkely, has shown conclusively that feeding atrazine to tadpoles reshaped their sexuality as they grew to adults. Ten percent of the 80 males he tested for the study had become anatomically female and capable of mating with other males, while three-fourths of the remainder were sterile (

The study opens a new chapter in the controversy over the safety of the herbicide, which is widely used in the US as well as in several parts of the world, including Nigeria. According to Syngenta, the major manufacturer of the herbicide, “Farmers spray atrazine on half of all corn grown in America” Other studies, like one discussed in 2008 by David Skelly, an ecology professor at Yale University, have produced cross-cutting results about amphibians with scrambled sexes. In a recent article Dr. Skelly said a likely cause is the presence of estrogen, the female hormone used in birth-control drugs, and related compounds that are infiltrating the groundwater. (see also CA! Vol 7 No 4 Does not hermaphroditism justify transexualism?)

Earlier last August, a New York Times investigation found that, in recent years, there have been unusual spikes in the atrazine content of drinking water and reported that 43 water systems in six US states — Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi and Ohio — have sued atrazine’s manufacturers to force them to pay for removing the chemical from drinking water. In an interview, Dr Tyrone confirmed that

“In our society, the idea of chemical castration is a big deal.” He offers an explanation for the effect of atrazine on organs of sexuality:
“What we believe is happening in the frogs is that atrazine causes a decline in testosterone and an increase in estrogen. The biggest concern is that atrazine turns on aromatase, which is the machinery for producing estrogen. The big issues there are reproductive cancers, prostate cancer and breast cancer. Atrazine is associated with increased prostate and breast cancer in humans.”

So with the findings that the widely-used atrazine is capable of increasing estrogen in people, that estrogen from contraceptive pills is massively contaminating our drinking water directly, that vaccines are being laden with estrogen for direct introduction into the blood of little vulnerable children, etc, is it any wonder that cancer has become the largest single killer in the world (including Nigeria) killing more than the combined forces of malaria, HIV/AIDS, road accidents, etc etc? Unless the Lord intervenes by His appearance, how long before the satanically-inspired greedy “elites” destroy mankind and the planet?

Over Half of Italian Families Childless: Report

A new report issued on March 23 has revealed that 53.4 per cent of Italian families have no children. The report said that 21.9 per cent of households have only one child and just 19 per cent have two. According to the statistics in the report, a massive 57.8 per cent of childless households merely said they had no children out of “personal choice.”

The report was compiled by the Milan-based International Center for Family Studies that identified the reason for Italians’ reluctance to procreate as “economic reasons.” 19.5 per cent of families interviewed cited the lack of money for not having more children. 8.9 per cent said it is their inability to juggle families and jobs and 0.3 per cent blamed insufficient housing space. Other reasons families give for their decision to have no children include uncertainty about the future, the precariousness of their job situations, and lack of available childcare.

Various suggestions are being made to deal with what is being regarded as a “national crisis”. The key culprit for this situation has been identified as the the global “Sexual Revolution” in the 1970s, with its introduction of artificial contraceptives and, later, legalized and state-funded abortion.

Since joining the Euro, the personal wealth of Italians has grown, while the birth rate continues to fall and life expectancy increases. The overall average life expectancy in Italy is 80.2 years. The result, as with most western countries, has been a demographic shift towards an aging population with few young people entering the work force to support them.

Families in Italy continue to be tight-knit, with many children living with parents well into adulthood. Fewer Italians are getting married and those who do are waiting until later in life. As of 2009, the median age for women in Italy was 44.8 years, the age at which conception is less likely.
Government efforts to stop the decline, mostly in the form of offers of cash for children, have largely failed. In 2003, Roberto Maroni, labor and welfare minister in Silvio Berlusconi's administration, offered 1000 Euros to every woman who had a second child. The bonus was paid to only 190,000 women. (

US Vaccine court finds no link to autism…. but what is this stench?

The US Court of Federal Claims has ruled (Friday) that the evidence supporting an alleged causal link between autism and a mercury-containing preservative in vaccines is unpersuasive, and that the families of children diagnosed with autism are not entitled to compensation. Autism is a disorder that affects the social, emotional, and behavioral development of children. The rapid increase in incidence of autism in recent years is believed by many, to be related to the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine which is based on the chemical thimerosal which contains significant level of mercury. (see for example

Many are not satisfied with the ruling. Indeed many feel the real reason the US government set up the special court (specifically to adjucate on the vaccine damage issue) is to side-step the regular courts who might look at things differently (

However things became much more dicey with the revelation that the man who provided the key scientific argument against the notion relating autism with vaccines is a fraudster. On the one hand, a statement from Aarhus University and reports in the Copenenhagen Post Online, indicate that the man, Dr Poul Thorsen, had used forged documents to steal $2 million from the Aarhus University in Denmark where he heads a research unit. Dr Thorsen was hired by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention to prepare a series of studies that would exonerate thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative and adjuvant used in vaccines, and the MMR vaccine from any role in causing autism.(

Earlier, Thorsen's partner Kreesten Madsen had come under fierce criticism after damning e-mails surfaced showing him (Madsen) in cahoots with CDC officials intent on fraudulently cherry picking facts to prove vaccine safety.

Though the veracity of the key studies involving Thorsen and Madsen is now in doubt, the special court has already made its pronouncements based mainly on these materials.

On the other hand, Dr Andrew Wakefield -one of the key scientists providing evidences linking the MMR vaccine with autism was severely persecuted and called “dishonest, irresponsible and callous” by a medical disciplinary board. Ironically, in the same week that this uncomplimentary label was pronounced, a new study was published proving Dr Wakefield correct in one of his major findings – that children with autism spectrum disorder also had inflammation in the ileum, part of the small intestine. The new study, from the New York University School of Medicine, discovered that 143 children with autism spectrum disorder also suffered from chronic gastrointestinal symptoms, and inflammation in the small intestine. (

Bill Gates calls for massive Sterilization of the World - cites Vaccines as proven tool

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has unequivocally and with no ambiguity disclosed that one of the main reasons he just invested $10 billion in global vaccines is that they are one of the 3 chief instruments that will reduce global warming by doing away with 1.5 billion people. Speaking at the TED Conference held in February in Southern California, Bill Gates, whose father was a Planned Parenthood chieftain, said world population figures need to be reduced in order to solve global warming and lower CO2 emissions. Though censored out by mainstream media, the speech is widely presented and discussed on the internet. See one of the videos at

Stating that the global population was heading towards 9 billion, Gates said, “If we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services (abortion), we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 per cent.”

Commenting on the statement, Paul Joseph Watson of Prison (March 1, 2010) writes:
“Quite how an improvement in health care and vaccines that supposedly save lives would lead to a lowering in global population is an oxymoron, unless Gates is referring to vaccines that sterilize people, which is precisely the same method advocated in White House science advisor John P. Holdren’s 1977 textbook Ecoscience, which calls for a dictatorial “planetary regime” to enforce draconian measures of population reduction via all manner of oppressive techniques, including sterilization.”

The Cryptogon blog also linked the bold, probably slip-of-the-tongue statement, with
“the incidents from the 1990s where the World Health Organization was providing a “tetanus vaccine” to poor girls and women (and just poor girls and women) that contained human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG). ….in short, it was a World Health Organization experiment; a test of a vaccine against pregnancy.”

Nigeria, with a burgeoning population is certainly an attractive target for such experiments. In 2004, Dr. Haruna Kaita, then Dean of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria was contracted by an Islamic body to check out polio vaccines that were being administered by the WHO in the country. After extensive and repeated tests carried out using state-of-the-art facilities in India, a shocked Dr Kaita reported that the vaccines were indeed laced with some specific contaminants, some toxic and some having “direct effect on human reproductive system”. After an open scientific presentation, all the Federal Government could say was first futilely argue that “that estrogen cannot induce anti-fertility response on human”, and later to claim that it was only a batch of the vaccine- now exhausted - that was contaminated anyway! Read the full interview with Dr Kaita at

Church Arise! had also previously reported the situation in Brazil, where an embittered Parliament had issued an official statement describing US assistance on population issues as “overwhelming and unnecessary” ( vol 6 No 4. See also Similarly, we reported (vol 12 No 4) that more than half of pregnancies by black women in the United States are aborted every year.

Unfortunately, many Nigerians (especially in the academia and NGOs) will be more interested in the $10 billion that is up for grabs and “opportunities” to carry out more frivolous researches and acquire more dubious publications and titles - rather than care for God’s own agenda for mankind and the planet. Our God-given responsibility as humans, is to care for His creation under His guidelines (Users Manual), the Bible; and not some barren man-made pantheistic philosophies and ideas.

People who want to be sterilized should be free to make their own decisions – even if they are actually ‘brainwashed’ or economically-pressured into the decision (see story about Italy below). But it’s immoral to hide under the guise of humanitarianism and lace vaccines with oestrogen.

Church Arise! does not advocate that people reject vaccine – at least not at this stage. We however encourage Christians who are professionally involved in such business to be alert to assure the integrity of each batch of the various vaccines before they are administered to people. It is part of being salt and light of the world. However, all these developments are also ample alerts to anyone who cares to understand, that the present world system is heading straight for disaster. Soon the Lord will take away His people (the church) in the rapture. And those who reject His lordship will have roughly seven years to have their go at self-government on this planet. The days of the antichrist (who people like Gates, Gorbachev, Gore, etc believe so intensely in) are surely around the corner. He who has ears, let him hear!

Citigroup says only ‘United States of Europe' will save euro

With a massive infusion of $1 trillion from governments, the euro has overcome one of its gravest crisis ever. However, in a note to its client, Citigroup has warned that the eurozone is likely to fall apart unless the European Union's member states fuse both on the fiscal and political level.
The financial services firm, the largest in the world and one of America's big four banks, says that if such integration is not on the cards, the euro area is "doomed" even if the current Greek crisis is resolved.

"Without a preparedness amongst the major nations - Germany in particular - to head in this direction, we fear that the euro as a common and expanding single currency will inevitably be doomed," the analysis continued.

In February this year, hedge fund wizard George Soros also warned the eurozone was bound to break up without fiscal union.
"A makeshift assistance should be enough for Greece, but that leaves Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland. Together they constitute too large of a portion of the Euroland to he helped in this way…The survival of Greece would still leave the future of the Euro in question," he told the Financial Times.

The summary of all these? Forging a political union, as predicted in the Scriptures, is almost a no-go-back issue for Europe.

Another Islam-inspired homicide in the US

Prosecutors in Cook County, Chicago, said Friday that James Larry, a Chicago Muslim, has confessed to brutally murdering his wife, his seven-month old son Jihad, and two of his nieces. According to the Chicago Tribune, Larry was a prison convert to Islam who had been arguing with his wife over her refusal to become a Muslim and wear Islamic clothing. His sister revealed that he had been clutching a copy of the Koran and telling relatives that “something in the book told him to kill someone.” Unfortunately, such killings of supposed loved ones for their failure to measure up to some Islamic standard is quite common in many parts of the world, as we reported in some previous editions, eg. Vol 11 No 4&5, Vol 12 No 1, etc.

In an article here ( ) Robert Spencer expressed his disgust at the failure of most of mainstream media in the US to cover the story, especially in the light of predictable publicity that would have attended the story, were it be a Christian fundamentalist who, God forbid, was involved in such a carnage.

Yerima, Nigeria’s Sharia Icon marries 13 year old

The infamous architect of “political sharia” is in the news again. Senator Sanni Ahmed Yerima, two-time governor of Zamfara State and currently a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has picked a 13-year-old Egyptian girl as his latest sweet-heart. While he was governor of Zamfara, limbs of petty thieves were severed; but his unparalleled hypocrisy was exposed when after his terms, the EFCC accused him of having embezzled multiple millions of naira while in power . The finance ministry promptly and conveniently went up in flames as the EFCC dragged the net around him!

Caught in another storm, Yerima has again activated his usual defence mechanism of casting himself as a victim of religious persecution. Incredibly for a Nigerian lawmaker, he was quoted as saying he doesn’t recognize Nigerian laws, but sharia, and that the marriage of his spiritual mentor and prophet to a 9 year old (see CA! vol 11 No 6) gives him full liberty to go on with the wedding to the minor. He was quoted by Sahara Reporters as saying: “I am only following Prophet Mohamed’s footsteps who married a nine-year-old girl, Aishatu…. I have not done anything that violates Sharia”

The Egyptian father, who is Yerima’s driver, reportedly received a $100,000 dowry for the transaction, which was illegal in Egypt and therefore had to be contracted in Nigeria The development is a big blow to the campaign to reduce the incidences of VVF common in Northern Nigeria, when underaged girls are put through the rigours of sex and child bearing.(

World Zakat Fund: Underwriting Radical Islam?

Two editions ago, we mentioned that the forced Islamization via rape of Christian girls in Egypt is supported from a financial network of companies, charities and banks under the supervision of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Israeli National news (INN), a far more ambitious fund, guaranteed to bankroll radical Islamic operations around the world is scheduled to be launched this year. Nigeria has of course remained a prime field for the disbursement and utilization of these kind of money - as highlighted by Osama bin Laden himself in 1999 (see CA Vol 2 No 3)

Interestingly, raising the alarm about the World Zakat Fund is a high-ranking Moslem personality. Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, is warning that the new charity must be watched carefully. According to Jasser, the World Zakat Fund, established in part by the Malaysian government, may be "nothing more than a ruse to give transnational Islamist movements and their controlling Muslim theocrats an economic power base." (

The new fund, the first of its kind, will collect donations from the 2.5 percent "zakat" set aside under Shar'iah law by observant Muslims who have the wherewithal to save money. With an estimated 40,000 high-net-worth Muslims in the Middle East alone, including 400 billionaires, it is expected that nearly a billion dollars could be raised by the end of its first year, and as much as $10 billion within the first decade.

Jasser told INN that he believes the fund would simply serve to consolidate financial power "in vast orders of magnitude" and then hand it over to the member nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Giving OIC nations the collective ability to determine the distribution of "Muslim charity," he said, is "the epitome of giving the 'fox the keys to the henhouse.'"

A list of the controlling members of the fund's Shar'iah finance board include Dr. Ali al-Quradaghi, Syria's Abdul Sattar Abu Guddah, Abdul-aziz Fawzan Saleh Al-Fawzan - all viewed with concern by the INN with respect to Islamic radicalism. "I cannot imagine how individuals as radical as this are going to distribute billions in funds in a 'benign' method globally," Jasser said pointedly.

Akinola retires, successor restates ban on same-sex marriage

After a glorious term in office that saw the Church of Nigeria rise to play key leadership role in the Anglican Communion worldwide, Archbishop Peter Akinola has retired from the exalted office of Primate of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria.
However the leadership of the Church of Nigeria has made it clear that its stand on sexual purity was a collective decision which will continue, even after the exit of Archbishop Akinola.

Restating the position of the Church, the new Primate of the Anglican Church, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, at the formal ceremony that had then acting President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan in attendance, said, “We do not approve of a homosexual lifestyle and same-sex marriages. Some want us to see it as a normal alternative lifestyle to marriage between male and female. We are saying we are sorry, we cannot accept this in the church..”

Referring specifically to the suggestion by the bishop of Liverpool that the Church should allow individuals to decide what they wish to believe or practice on the matter, Archbishop Okoh said: “My people, the danger in this kind of teaching is that it establishes two authorities in the church - the scriptures on one hand and the canon of deviant sub-culture. It is intended to destroy the established standard of morality as it is written in the Bible.” Did someone say “Praise the Lord” to all these?

After three millennia in exile, Bnei Menashe lost tribe heads home

Incredibly, after an extra-ordinary 2,700 year-exile the Bnei Menashe tribe (the Sons of Manasseh) located in India, are heading back to Israel, the land sworn by God to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. About 1,700 members of the tribe, including 35 years old Tzvi Khaute, have so far emigrated to Israel.

“A hundred years ago, my forefathers thought the land of Israel was not on this earth, they thought it was something in heaven,” smiled Mr Khaute.

It was only when the state of Israel was created in 1948 that some of the Bnei Menashe began to believe they were descended from Ancient Israelites and started dreaming of return. That process accelerated when one of their members had a vision instructing him to lead his people back to the land of their ancestors, whom he judged to be original Israelites.

Some 7,000 other members of the tribe are anxiously waiting for their opportunity to make aliyah (i.e. emigrate) to Israel. But they are being hampered, first by the process needed by Israeli rabbinate to confirm that the Bnei Menashe are indeed stocks of Israel. Then there was on the other end, difficulties with Indian authorities who frown at what it regarded as missionary activities on their indigeneous citizens. However, the will of the Bnei Menashe and a number of NGOs committed to bringing them back home to Israel seems set to win the day – after nearly three thousand years! Another eloquent and amazing testimony to the immutability of God’s word who made these predictions, defying all odds and logics! (see Ezekiel 37!)

Ganging up against Israel

President Barack Obama and his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton have taken US-Israel relationship to an unprecedented level - the lowest ever. Since his inauguration, Barack Obama had made it clear he intends to be intensely pro-Arab. His famous historic speech at Cairo (see vol 12 no 4) was soon followed by the infamous un-American low bow to the Saudi monarch. Every action since, has not only been unabashedly pro-Arab, but maliciously anti-Israel - leaving previously pro-Israel Arabs nations like Egypt and Jordan little option but to follow the lead, repudiating long-term historic treaties. "There has never been anything like this in the history of U.S.-Israeli relations for 62 years" observes Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries.

Interestingly, this unnecessarily aggressive policy by the US government is beginning to draw the sympathy of the American people, including the legislature. In a recent development, three-fourths of both the US House and Senate have sent a resounding message of pro-Israel support to the Obama administration. According to the Unity Coalition for Israel, strong letters of support for the Jewish state were sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The House letter was signed by 333 members, and 76 lawmakers added a signature to the Senate letter. They stressed the strong and enduring U.S.-Israel relationship and objected to the administration's shift in U.S. policy to Israel. ( See also

The latest storm is the supposed “insult” to Obama that Israel announced new building plans for a Jewish quarter of Jerusalem while US Vice President Joe Biden was visiting. Unfortunately most presses in the world, including Nigeria, have blindly supported the American, (or rather the American Government) position. The facts are that 1,600 proposed new homes are proposed for an exclusively Jewish quarter (Ramat Shlomo) and according to Netanyahu, these locations “are an integral and inextricable part of modern Jerusalem. Everyone knows that these neighborhoods will be part of Israel in any peace settlement.” On another occasion, PM Netanyahu declared “Jerusalem is not a settlement, it is our capital”

No one could miss the point that the duo of Obama and Clinton were merely seeking to pick up fight with Israel (and as one has observed, had this issue not cropped up, there would have been others to exploit!). The net result is that Israelis are learning to take their fate in their hands. While Israelis had been battered into acquiescing to similar unhelpful situations in the past by the Bush administration, the sheer force and arrogance of the new administration is generating a revulsion in Israel; and the Jews are gradually coming to terms with the possibility of having the whole world (governments, that is) against them. That is exactly the scenario painted in the Scriptures, when at the climax of the rule of the antichrist, the UN, (oops, all the nations of the world) will organize an army against Jerusalem. The resulting battle at Armageddon will be settled when the Lord (with His already raptured saints on His entourage) comes back to destroy the antichrist with the flame from his eyes/mouth. (Zechariah 12:2-9; 14:2-4; 2 Thess 2:8-9 Rev 16:13-16). Current events are setting the stage. Serious Christians are looking upward. In which direction is your gaze?

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colosians 3:1-2)

Defections Shake Up Climate Coalition

In the meantime, Wall Street Journal has reported that three big companies have withdrawn from an influential lobbying group focused on shaping climate change legislation in the United States. In the latest sign that indicates support for an ambitious bill is fast melting away, oil giants, BP PLC and ConocoPhillips, together with heavy equipment maker, Caterpillar, said they would not renew their membership in the three-year old US climate Action Partnership. The coalition had been instrumental in building support in Washington for capping emissions of greenhouses gases – even at outrageous costs, while glaring evidences show up almost everyday the entire enterprise was being built on false scientific premises. (

Al Gore earned millions of dollars in “green” companies

A report in the March 18 edition of the American Thinker has shown that Al Gore, the indisputable leader of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) movement, together with his financial backers, earned millions of dollars
in start-up “green” companies and carbon trading schemes. According to the American Thinker, if the scam worked, he could’ve become the first “carbon billionaire.” Now that the whole enterprise is highly troubled, many
investors are set to lose considerable funds as the stocks of those companies crash. The American Thinker thinks Mr Al Gore might have been advised by his legal team to lie low at the moment, explaining why he has not been making any statements at all, even as the whole AGW movement reverberates. Though it has been officially acknowledged that there has been no increase in global temperature in the past 15 years, AGW supporters, including the US Environmental Protection Agency still insists global warming is a reality, and that man is behind it all. ( And that all nations must form supra national agencies, which will oversee billions of dollars in taxes paid on emissions of greenhouse gases. Which monies will be used to further pursue one-world government agendas, etc etc. Read the full report by the American Thinker at

More Problems for UN Climate Agenda

From those days when UN-inspired scientists arrogantly proclaim that “a ‘consensus’ has been reached and the ‘science is settled’ about manmade climate change, more troublous times have followed for this agenda meant to herd the nations together into a one-world government pact. While the reverberations from the Climategate email scandal still continues, new revelations of major errors in a key document generated by scientists and used by policymakers worldwide threaten to bring the entire house down. (see )

The document, the seminal AR4 report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had been released in 2007 and portrayed as a thoroughly “peer reviewed” report representing the consensus position of scientists on the issue of climate change. World leaders, including President Obama of the US, have frequently fallen back on the report to coerce their citizens to take inconvenient and often unreasonable positions, using the “science is settled” cliché.

However, it is now becoming clear that the Report is rife with references to studies not originating from peer-reviewed scientific literature. Some of them are actually linked to environmental activists. For instance, a claim within the report that Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035 was discovered to have been based on a study from climate activist group the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – not a scientific organization. It further was discovered that the claim was false and pure speculation.

Five days later, in January this year, one of the most-cited claim in the report, linking climate change to an increase in natural disasters was also found to be false. The AR4 had cited an unpublished paper to back the serious claim up. When the paper was eventually published a year later, apparently after being peer reviewed, it said there was “insufficient evidence” to link the two events.

The situation gets worse as a third error was also discovered days later, pertaining to the dangers posed to 40% of the Amazon from lack of precipitation as a result of manmade climate change. The IPCC attributed that claim to another WWF report whose authors were not even scientists – they were a reporter / activist and a policy analyst. Worse still, even those authors did not mention the 40% figure stated in AR4!

More than a dozen additional questionable citations have been found, all in a report that the U.N. claimed was “robust” and a shining example of a thoroughly “peer reviewed” publication. According to the National Enquirer, “Whether the underlying science behind the manmade climate change theory is sound is debatable. What is unquestionable at this point is that the document that has formed the basis for decisions which affect billions of people is not sound.”
[See also “Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels]

The Iceland Volcanic Eruption

A volcano erupted near a glacier in southern Iceland on March 21, shooting ash and molten lava into the air and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby villages. But as it later became apparent, the greater impact of this volcano would be the transport of the ash over the air space in Europe.(Volcanic ash contains tiny particles of glass and pulverized rock that can clog jet engines, as happened to a British Airways jumbo jet in 1982). The resulting bad weather led to the grounding of over 100,000 flights in a period of 5 days. The economic loss was estimated as being in excess of $1 billion!
While the event drew attention of many to the vast amount of “running to and fro” that has characterized our age (see Daniel 12: 4); it is instructive to see how a relatively minor natural event could so easily cut man’s science and technology down to size. And there is no guarantee that this or any of hundreds other similar events cannot happen – at any time the LORD wills to allow it.

Talking about volcanoes, one of the most important eruptions was that of May 18 1980 – St Mt Helens. It was the largest and best-studied volcanic episode of the 20th century . It thus became one of the most informative geologic event of that century, providing a new window of understanding about the geologic history of planet earth.
The most significant outcome would be the clear demonstration as fallacious, the uniformitarian notion up till then assumed as the correct interpretation of geologic features on earth. Up till then it was generally assumed that features like the Grand Canyon, formation of coal, deposition of fossils, etc all happened slowly over millions of years. Within days of the eruption of St Mt Helens, features such as these were seen formed right before the eyes of scientific observers. And many will never scoff at catastrophism again.
On another scientific note, Mt St Helen 1980 eruption also confirms that super volcanoes, with volumes of ash dwarfing anything we’ve seen in recent times about a thousand time over, had once occurred on earth. Exactly as the Bible said it occurred in the days of Noah when “all the fountains of the great deep (were) broken up.” To learn more visit the Institute for Creation Research at

June Divine Insight focuses on the Theory of Evolution.
And by the way, the next topic that Dr Joshua Ojo will be speaking on at the Divine Insight series is Fallacies of the theory of Evolution. Students of Natural Sciences, Geology, Philosophy and other areas which are daily inundated with Evolution propaganda in the name of Science are encouraged to attend. The Venue is the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Tower of Glory Area, Plot 2 Akarabata Line 2. Date: Wednesday 16th June, 2010. Gate is Free.

PFN Plots Rejection of Corrupt Politicians in 2011

Ahead of the 2011 general elections, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is assembling some 15,000 youth leaders from across the country to sensitize them on their expected roles of working against voting for corrupt politicians in the 2011 general election.

The delegates are expected to mobilize other youths from the 36 states to register when INEC begins the revalidation exercise, and to also prepare their mind on the qualities of candidates they should support.

According to the PFN national youth president, Dr Abel Damina who is the organizer of the summit, the ultimate aim is to mobilize up to 50 million youths to resist election rigging and all forms of electoral vices during future elections.

Dr Damina said in a statement on 21st April: “We have to be involved in how our leaders are chosen. The process begins with the registration of voters. So, we will get the youths to register and be ready to vote. We also want to sensitize them on the virtues of character building; they should no more allow themselves to be used as thugs during elections.

Also in a similar vein, the top echelon of the Christian community in the country is organizing all-night prayer meetings for the liberation of Nigeria at all state capitals at dates to be announced soon. These would be preceded by regional all-night meetings at Port Harcourt (May 14), Abuja (May 21st) and Lagos (May 28th). Watch out for the announcements and plan to participate fully.


President Umar Yar Adua mercifully escaped the clutches of those who over the past several months had been using his name and office to perpetrate pure evil, calculated to keep Nigeria from realizing her Jubilee, as he came to the inevitable appointment awaiting every man (saving the Rapture) on Wednesday May 6. Some have insinuated that the life-support machine might just have been simply switched off, when these unpatriotic cabal discovered that the game was up. A few days earlier, even the influential core-North political interest group, the Arewa forum had demanded the resignation of the late president.

Fortunately, Nigerians are not confused about the ploys and antics of this self-serving cabal; and the sterling records (or at least patriotic efforts) of Yar Adua fondly remains in the memory of most Nigerians. In his very difficult circumstances, he certainly did his patriotic best. We pray his departure marks the permanent end of those unpleasant circumstances in the life of Nigeria.

The ascendance of the unassuming, level-headed Goodluck Jonathan to the Presidential office is a clear testimony as to Who really is at work in Nigeria. There were such unanimous vociferous opposition to Dr Jonathan from his fellow politicians and co-party members that the powerful Governors’ Forum, even bluntly told him, via a press statement, to forget the dream! It is thus clear that the new president has absolutely nothing to gain (and perhaps much to lose!) playing the traditional politics in Nigeria. With his personal disposition and the circumstances he faced, President Jonathan is God’s joker for getting the stage set up for what promises to be the first real democratic elections in Nigeria. An election where people will be able to freely vote, and where those votes will not only be counted, but will be made to actually count! Christians need to give all necessary supports to see this opportunity fully realized. God bless Nigeria.


Steady progress, so far, is being made in ensuring the prosecution of the Hundreds of suspects arrested over the recent slaughter of Christians on the Jos Plateau in Nigeria. According to reports from the Agence France Presse, the Plateau State police spokesman Mohammed Lerama said they hope to go to court in the week of 21st March and begin the prosecution of about 200 suspects.

The suspects were detained after a number of predominantly Christian villages in the Jos area were attacked by machete-wielding Muslim extremists on March 7. About 500 villagers, mainly women and children were brutally butchered in that attack. A second attack a week later left an additional 13 people dead.

Lerama told AFP that 49 Fulani herdsmen will be charged with homicide and terrorism in connection with the March 7 violence. Another seven will face similar charges over the second wave of killings.

Persecution watchdogs have called for security for Christians in the West African country. Open Doors, which is based in the U.S., says the atmosphere in the Christian villages remains tense. Open Doors' Africa director reminded the public that this is a spiritual battle and that some Christians "react to the honor of God and others don't."

"I think it is also important to understand that the Nigerian Christians are not super human beings. We need to understand that those Christians in northern Nigeria face discrimination, humiliation and attacks on almost a daily basis," the director said. "They have built and rebuilt homes and churches so many times. They have gone to morgues to look for the bodies of their loved ones so often. (From The Christian Post, March 23, 2010)

Short time to go: 176,000 Christians martyred globally in one year

The cases of martyred Christians that are highlighted on the pages of Church Arise! are only a few drops in the bucket compared with the actual onslaught against Christians. For instance, as collated by a very respectable and credible ministry coalition, an estimated 176,000 Christians around the world were martyred – killed for their faith – in a one-year period from the middle of 2008 to the middle of 2009.
That's 482 deaths per day, one every three minutes, round the clock for a year! Talk of the devil visiting earth with great wrath (Rev 12:12)!
The new coalition that has been formed to further publicize the fact of on-going intense martyrdom in our generation is comprised of three partners - Open Doors USA, actor Kirk Cameron of "The Way of the Master" ministry and evangelist Ray Comfort of Living Waters ministry – all based in the United States.

India Evangelist Hacked To Death

An evangelist with the Bethel Assembly church in Jamalpur, India was brutally murdered in the night of Sunday May 2, after participating in the showing of the “Jesus film”. The mutilated body of Ravi Murmu, 30, was found with his right hand cut off, and deep cut wounds on his neck and other parts of his body, according to witnesses. The killing had all the regular signature of Hindu militants as the attackers did not confiscate personal belongings, including his motor bike, mobile phone, watch and Bible. Ravi who is survived by his wife Rinku, eight-year-old daughter Celesty, and his widowed mother was buried the next day, Monday, May 3. Details at

Such deadly attacks against devoted Christians by Hindu militants are unfortunately increasing in frequency in several parts of India. Only two weeks earlier, on Saturday April 17, some “10 Hindu extremists” forced their way into an evangelistic event organized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Betul in Madhya Pradesh. According to a statement by the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) , the militants "broke glasses of vehicles, electrical lights, furniture and mercilessly beat the Christians with their sticks." The response of the Christians was to scatter, each trying to escape. It was soon realized however, that Pastor Amit Gilbert was missing. A search party was constituted, and the dead body of the Pastor was found in a well. His hands were tied, and a post mortem showed he had "a big wound on his head and back." See details at