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Was the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem more than a place of worship? Was it, in addition, a roadmap to future events – a kind of prophetic landmark whose significance is only now revealed through the development of satellite imagery?
That is the contention of an explosive new book, "Temple at the Center of Time: Newton's Bible Codex Deciphered and the Year 2012," by David Flynn, a book that has risen dramatically on bestseller lists, and is available TODAY ONLY for just $4.95 – but only from WorldNetDaily.
The book asserts it has "deciphered Isaac Newton’s greatest paradox: None other than 'the unified field theory' of Bible prophecy."
Sir Isaac Newton was not only a great thinker in physics, the book explains, but had extensive knowledge of the Scriptures with a special interest in prophecy. Newton believed there was a hidden code, a type of time-encrypted language. He believed the key to deciphering this code was the Temple of Solomon. He wrote extensively on the length measurements of the Temple and suggested it intersected time and dimension, serving as a prophetic and supernatural structure.
According to Flynn, although Newton never cracked this code, he was on the right track and was limited only by the lack of sophisticated satellite technology.
"The description of Jerusalem as a terrestrial center point, situated in the center of the world, is found in Philo's Legatio and Gaium," Flynn notes. "The world is like a human eyeball. The white of the eye is the ocean surrounding the world, the iris is this continent, the pupil is Jerusalem, and the image in the pupil is the Holy Temple."
"A belief that the ancients held unusual scientific knowledge, of which only fragments remain today, was held by many great philosophers and scientists who participated in the 'scientific revolution,' explains the publisher's description of the book. "Though research by these men led to great discovery, many were convinced that they were merely scratching the surface of an immense but lost pristine knowledge … somehow reflected in the architecture and remains of ancient civilizations."
Now comes Flynn's treatise which takes on the explanation of the true form and nature of the original knowledge.
"For the first time in history, 'Temple at the Center of Time' uncovers what Newton was looking for and, in so doing, proves that pivotal events in history are unquestionably connected in time and space to Jerusalem," the review said. "Newton didn't know it. The key was right in front of him."
Among the mysteries addressed is the location now of the lost Ark of the Covenant.
The massive circular structure appears to be an archaeologists dream: a recently discovered antiquity that could reveal secrets of ancient life in the Middle East and is just waiti ng to be excavated.
It's thousands of years old -- a conical, manmade behemoth weighing hundreds of tons, practically begging to be explored.
The problem is -- it's at the bottom of the biblical Sea of Galilee. For now, at least, Israeli researchers are left stranded on dry land, wondering what finds lurk below.
'The bottom line is we don't know when it's from, we don't know what it's connected to, we don't know its function.'
- Dani Nadel, an archaeologist at the University of Haifa
The monumental structure, made of boulders and stones with a diameter of 230 feet, emerged from a routine sonar scan in 2003. Now archaeologists are trying to raise money to allow them access to the submerged stones.
"It's very enigmatic, it's very interesting, but the bottom line is we don't know when it's from, we don't know what it's connected to, we don't know its function," said Dani Nadel, an archaeologist at the University of Haifa who is one of several researchers studying the discovery. "We only know it is there, it is huge and it is unusual."
Archaeologists said the only way they can properly assess the structure is through an underwater excavation, a painstakingly slow process that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. And if an excavation were to take place, archaeologists said they believed it would be the first in the Sea of Galilee, an ancient lake that boasts historical remnants spanning thousands of years and is the setting of many Bible scenes.
In January 2009, President of the United States of America, George W. Bush invited then President-Elect Barack Obama and former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter for a Meeting and Lunch at The White House. Photo taken in the Oval Office at The White House. All the above helped destroy America's liberties.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Andrew Napolitano About | Email | Archive
A few weeks ago, President Obama advised graduates at Ohio State University that they need not listen to voices warning about tyranny around the corner, because we have self-government in America. He argued that self-government is in and of itself an adequate safeguard against tyranny, because voters can be counted upon to elect democrats (lowercase “d”) not tyrants. His argument defies logic and 20th-century history. It reveals an ignorance of the tyranny of the majority, which believes it can write any law, regulate any behavior, alter any procedure and tax any event so long as it can get away with it.
History has shown that the majority will not permit any higher law or logic or value – like fidelity to the natural law, a belief in the primacy of the individual or an acceptance of the supremacy of the Constitution – that prevents it from doing as it wishes.
Under Obama’s watch, the majority has, by active vote or refusal to interfere, killed hundreds of innocents – including three Americans – by drone, permitted federal agents to write their own search warrants, bombed Libya into tribal lawlessness without a declaration of war so that a mob there killed our ambassador with impunity, attempted to force the Roman Catholic Church to purchase insurance policies that cover artificial birth control, euthanasia and abortion, ordered your doctor to ask you whether you own guns, used the IRS to intimidate outspoken conservatives, seized the telephone records of newspaper reporters without lawful authority and in violation of court rules and obtained a search warrant against one of my Fox colleagues by misrepresenting his true status to a federal judge.
James Rosen, my colleague and friend, is a professional journalist. He covers the State Department for Fox News. In order to do his job, he has cultivated sources in the State Department – folks willing to speak from time to time off the record.
One of Rosen’s sources apparently was a former employee of a federal contractor who was on detail to the State Department, Stephen Jin-Woo Kim. Kim is an expert in arms control and national defense whose lawyers have stated that his job was to explain byzantine government behavior so we all can understand it. When he was indicted for communicating top secret and sensitive information, presumably to Rosen, his lawyers replied by stating that the information he discussed was already in the public domain, and thus it wasn’t secret.
Prior to securing Kim’s indictment, the Department of Justice obtained a search warrant for Google’s records of Rosen’s personal emails by telling a federal judge that Rosen had committed the crime of conspiracy by undue flattery of Kim and appealing to Kim’s vanity until Kim told Rosen what he wanted to hear. In a word, that is rubbish. And the FBI agent who claimed that asking a source for information and the federal judge who found that the flattering questions alone constituted criminal behavior were gravely in error.
Reporters are protected in their craft by the First Amendment, and the Supreme Court has ruled that they can ask whatever questions they wish without fear of prosecution. If Kim revealed classified information to Rosen – a charge Kim vigorously denies – that is Kim’s crime, not Rosen’s. The Supreme Court ruled in the Pentagon Papers case that it is not a crime for a journalist to seek secrets, to receive them, to possess them and to publish them so long as they affect a matter of material public interest.
The government’s behavior here is very troubling. Government lawyers and FBI agents are charged with knowing the law. They must have known that Rosen committed no crime, and they no doubt never intended to charge him, and they never have. They materially misled the judge, who saw the phrase “probable cause” of criminal activity (taken from the Fourth Amendment) in their affidavit in support of the search warrant they sought, and he signed. The judge should have seen this for the ruse it was. It is inconceivable that a person could conspire to commit a crime (release of classified information) that is impossible for that person to commit, particularly with a Supreme Court case directly on point.
This misuse of the search warrant mechanism by misrepresentation of the status of the target continues the radicalization of federal criminal procedure now typical of this Department of Justice. It has claimed that it can release military weapons to foreign criminal gangs just to see where the weapons end up, and that its agents cannot be prosecuted for harm caused by those who received the weapons. It has held that the serious consideration given in the White House by high-ranking government officials to the identity of persons the president wants to kill somehow is a constitutional substitute for due process and thus enables the president to use drones to kill people uncharged with federal crimes. It has extended the public safety exception to the Miranda rule from the few seconds at the scene of the crime spent securing the prisoner, where the Supreme Court has said it resides, to more than 72 hours.
And now this.
The reason we have the due process safeguards imposed upon the government by the Constitution is to keep tyranny from lurking anywhere here, much less around the corner. Due process is the intentionally created obstacle to government procedural shortcuts, which, if disregarded, will invite tyranny to knock at the front door and sneak in through the back. Justice Felix Frankfurter warned of this 70 years ago when he wrote, “The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.” That was true then, and it is true now.
Do you expect the Department of Justice to cut constitutional corners against you?
By Bob Barney - The Plain Truth
“It's a fine line between the darkness and the dawn
Tragedies and sorrows abound. The tragedy in Newton Connecticut... sorrows in Aurora Colorado and places around the world we have never even heard of. What's it all mean, and how can anyone cope with the pressure of an evil world. One thing I have learned over the years is that people face tragedy differently. Some can't handle their sorrowful times, and just “tune out.” These people will not face reality no matter what the consequences. Others, jump into the face of tragedy and fight with everything they have to stay sane. Many turn to God, and others to “religion.” Often some go into a morbid period of denial. I can very well understand the parents of those 20 children slaughtered the other day fitting into one of the categories above. My hope is that they turn to God for help, but many may not. It is sad, but the world we live in is not God's world. The apostle Paul said that this world is ruled by the Devil and his demons masquerading as false ministers of Christ who pray on those in distress and lead many to despair. He says in 2 Corinthians 4:4 that, “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don't understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” Some have such a difficult time grasping the practical this concept- that this is not God's world, perhaps because we think of God as Creator and marvel at the staggering beauty of what God has made. In that sense it is His world. But the society is not. In 1 John 2:16, John writes, “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the.” William Barclay in his commentary on this verse writes, "To John the world was nothing other than pagan society with its false values and its false gods" (p. 56).
It is hard for us to grasp a loving God with hardships, tragedy and depression, but because we are not living in God's world, under God's Laws and following God's religion, we are subject to living in a world that will hate us, hurt us and for some, kill us. Jesus warned his followers that “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues [today it might be from churches]; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them." (John 16:1-4) Paul added, “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12).
I am not writing here as a mere observer, or a teacher; but rather, as an expert, familiar with the pains and sorrows of failure, misery and despair. Many years ago, after I began seeing God's word (called the Bible) as the truth, I traveled to Texas to meet the person who had probably more to do with my confusion and reeducation as anybody alive. But first a little history.
I was born into an average middle-classed New England Episcopalian family. My mother was a devote believer; my father was too, but not outwardly in the way mom was. He grew up very quickly and terribly hard during the depression. His father died when he was very young, forcing his family to be broken up and sent to various farms to work as cheap labor – slave labor. At 12 and 13 years old many kids like my dad, ended up living with farm families, just for a bed and a meal. Little pay – if any. They were often treated like mere slaves. My dad tells of times that he would have to stay in the kitchen, as the farmers real kids celebrated Christmas in the living room, opening their presents and having a great family gathering. Dad was not included. That's how he grew up in the real world - one that was often cruel and uncaring. Dad dropped out of school after the 8th grade in order to work. That experience made him sure that he would better himself, and that his family would never suffer as he had. For the most part he succeed, through hard work, and a sense of honesty and character. All who knew him respected him, most I would say looked up to him.
His story changed. Dad worked hard, and people noticed. Like Joseph in Egypt, he had a knack to turn things around and make people money. Soon this got the attention of the Nestle company, and Dad was hired and quickly worked his way up the ranks to a high paid management position. In doing so, we (his children) grew up in a storybook life. We lived well in the 50,'s 60's and 70's. As for me, I was good in school, went to college and ended up graduating at the University of Connecticut in the mid-70's.
Now back to my story and my trip to Texas in 1978. My life began to change during these years, as I went from initially believing in God- as my mom did, to one that came to be convinced that God wasn't real. School taught me that God wasn't real, and that the Bible was full of fairy tales. Modern science, not ancient religion, was the real hope for mankind. One day I started listening to a guy on the radio who challenged about everything I thought I knew. His name was Garner Ted Armstrong, and his show challenged me to do my own research and not believe anyone, not him, or my teachers or some man, but prove through original research what were real facts, and what was myths. I soon found out that religion was full of myths, but so was science!
To make this short, I soon learned that evolution was as mythological as Pandora's box! It was shot through with holes, junk science and a bunch of junk science. I learned when one investigates any subject that they think they know, they often realize that they knew very little, and many of the experts teaching those subjects are more like “preachers” than teachers. So after several years of studying everything I could, I found myself believing in God, and more importantly believing what God said in the Bible! I have found over the years that many people believe in God, few believe in what God says! There is a big difference.
In 1978 I traveled to Texas to meet the man that had changed my life so drastically. I was surprised with our meeting. I told him that I believed God was calling me, but I didn't have a clue on what I was to do. What he said blew my mind. “If God is calling you, you better be prepared to have a quite miserable life,” he surprisingly said. “You better be prepared to lose your friends, family and sometimes even your own mind. You will be torn apart within, and often feel hopeless and weak. You see, God doesn't call people to save them, or for that matter to make their lives better. God calls those who will work for Him, and pay the price that will be required - which is often heartache and pain.” I didn't know what to say.
He continued, “Have you read the Psalms?” You will find those of David are mainly filled with fear, defeat and devastation! David didn't have a great life, you know- and neither will most people following the call of God. What you will have is the beginning of the greatest friendship you will ever experience. You will learn that God is very hard on those He loves, and that through the tough discipline, God will turn you into His tool to bring the Gospel to others searching for that same truth that you are searching for today.” I confess, this wasn't what I expected to hear. But is was, the plain truth of what was to come.
He turned out to be right. My life has had up and downs, great blessings and great sorrows, but my travel down God's pathway has never stopped. I have had great periods of depression and doubts. Many times I have thought God had left me, only to find out it was the other way around. I struggled with myself, and my God. There are times even today I worry about the things that in the long view doesn't mean anything, I still get distracted by this world. I still make mistakes and often find myself crying like a baby, pleading with God for help. The other day, feeling sorry for myself, as we struggle to make ends meet, I heard the words of this song which said:
fine line between the darkness and the dawn
They say in the darkest night, there's a light beyond”
“But the ending always comes at last
Endings always come too fast
But they pass too slow”
As I heard those words, I literally cried, because I know that God is there, and allows the darkest night, but we also know that His light is just around the corner. And it is for me, and it can be for you.
You see, I don't just believe in God. I know God. I know how God thinks, what God feels, and what great wonderful things God is going to do when His kingdom comes to rule on this earth. All those who ever lived and died will find another chance! All will have the chance to relive their lives without pain, suffering and evil caused by the Devil. I do not have to worry about saving anyone in this world, because everyone will have the chance to be saved after the Devil is chained in the world to come.
All those children that died so brutally in Newton will live again. Not now in heaven, as churches falsely proclaim, but at their resurrection when Jesus comes back to rule as King of Kings on this very earth where we walk on today! All their pain will be gone and happiness will abound. I often stupidly worry about my day to day life, but I know that everyone has the chance to someday find the real God and The Plain Truth of His Gospel.
However some of you are being called now, and you are the FirstFruits of the great harvest of God. These first fruits are the saints, the Christians of the Bible, who make the choice in this lifetime to follow God and His Law and believe what God says. They are people like John, Peter, Paul, and maybe you! Yes you too, if you are being called can know today what you and everyone else will know tomorrow - Those who are Christians will not be raised back to mortal life at the resurrection, but raised to Spirit at the time of the coming of Christ, and we will be His brethren. Our mortality will be turned into immortality and we will be “Born Again,” not of flesh and blood, but of spirit and become fully begotten members of the God Family, made out of the same spirit that God the Father and Jesus His Christ are made from. We will see God the father and Jesus as they are, because we will be like them!
I laughingly say that, if you want to join a miserable bunch of losers, ex-whores and ex-thieves (as the Jews called the early Christians) then anyone willing to walk the walk are accepted. Most don't want to join now, but even with the heartache and bumps in the road, it is great knowing the mind of the Living God, and what the truth is. And the best part? You don't have to fill out an application and send it to anyone. There is no cost, you simply tell God it's what you want – and if He is calling you – YOU WILL GET THE INVITATION SENT BACK, but probably not in the way you expect.
You may be being called now to teach others about the truth of God and the future of the world. It is an awesome task. If you are, times will be tougher than ever, but you will find that “fine line between the darkness and the dawn and that light beyond the darkest night.”
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)By Bob Barney
Pie chart of religions of African Americans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Walter Williams About | Email | Archive
The liberal world vision and reality are often at variance, for example, with equal pay for equal work. I’ve often watched “Lockup,” a show that features California supermax prisons, including Pelican Bay and Corcoran. Often, a recalcitrant prisoner must be extracted from his cell through brute force. I’ve never seen female guards remove a prisoner. If they are part of the process at all, it’s to videotape the extraction for legal purposes. It’s my bet that female guards receive the same salaries as male guards while not having to risk injury. Along the same lines, women on aircraft carriers earn as much as their male counterparts, but I have yet to see women hefting a hernia bar to attach a 500- or 1,000-pound bomb to a fighter jet wing. All of this suggests that liberals are for equal pay for unequal work. Or could it be sex discrimination whereby equally qualified women are denied the opportunity to extract beastly inmates from their cells and load heavy bombs on fighter planes?
Here’s another bit of liberal confusion. Liberals deny that raising labor cost through minimum wages reduces incentives to hire. But if you asked a liberal for advice on how to stop rich people from shirking their tax obligations, they’d say raise the penalty. Ask low-information Harvard University doctors what should be done to stem gun violence and they answer that government should institute “a new, substantial national tax on all firearms and ammunition.” Ask Illinois’ Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle how to reduce purchases of bullets and guns. She’d say levy a nickel tax on each bullet and a $25 tax on each gun. Liberals demonstrate they understand the law of demand – that raising the cost of something lessens the amount taken – but they deny that it applies to labor. That’s as ludicrous as suggesting that the law of gravity applies to everything in the universe except cute creatures, such as pandas and puppies.
Liberals love political correctness that conceals information. For example, how does one know whether the “chair” of a board of directors or the chair of a city council is a man or woman? This issue arose during my (1995-2001) chairmanship of George Mason University’s distinguished economics department. At a chairman’s meeting or gathering, I was referred to as department chair. I told the speaker that I am a chairman and that I have empirical evidence as proof. Needless to say, it didn’t go over well. Academics don’t like the terms chairwoman or chairperson, either, but puzzlingly, God forbid that people refer to their idol as Chair Mao instead of Chairman Mao.
How liberals identify black people must be confusing to whites. Having been around for 77 years, I have been through a number of names. Among the more polite ones are colored, Negro, Afro-American, black and, more recently, African-American. Among those names, African-American is probably the most unintelligent. Let’s look at it. To identify their races, suppose I told you that I had a European-American friend, a South America-American friend and a North America-American friend. You’d probably say, “Williams, that’s stupid. Europe, South America and North America are continents and home to different races, ethnicities and nationalities.” You might suggest that my friend is a German-American instead of European-American. My friend from Brazil is a Brazilian-American rather than a South America-American, and my friend from Canada is a Canadian-American instead of a North America-American. So wouldn’t the same apply to people whose heritage lies on the African continent? For example, instead of claiming that President Barack Obama is the first African-American president, he’s the first partially Kenyan-American president. Obama is lucky; he knows his national heritage. The closest thing to a national identity for most black Americans is some country along Africa’s Gold Coast. Adding to the confusion, what would you call a white American of Afrikaner or Egyptian descent? Is he an African-American?
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Many pundits say it's because of the AP scandal. I feel there is another reason!
By Bob Barney
everywhere are surprised with the sudden actions of the main stream
media in response to the Obama Administration. Many feel this is due to
the fact that the AP found out they themselves were a target of the
Administration wiretapping and spying. I do not believe that this has
anything to do with the change in tone.
Why would reporters from the mainstream media, liberals who have protected Obama through almost every scandal anyone could think of have suddenly started to find every single scandal that could find to bring this president down? What has changed? I think you'll be surprised what I think on this. This crew at CBS, NBC, CNN, NBC along with print journalist have all spent their entire goodwill protecting the Obama administration up until now. This idea that the liberal evil media has had a “come to Jesus moment” and all of a sudden is realizing the truth and wanting people to truly be informed is nonsense! Yes, I beg to disagree with those conservative pundits that are hoping the media has finally woke up!
Something is about to change.
This corrupt media has been hiding the truth of the world’s economy from the public. They have been complicit in not reporting the real facts that we have been in the greatest world wide depression since the 1930’s. They have hid the real conditions that many are facing. They also know that Obama policies have magnified what is going to happen. I believe that we are close to civil war in this nation and a coming trade and economic WORLD WAR between the economic powers that will eventually end up in a gigantic World War! What we have seen in Cyprus and Greece is just a shadow of what is coming. The stories that The Plain Truth has been reporting (but that very few media outlets have been reporting), comes from the warnings of the Bible. It predicts a worldwide crash, economic depression, and a world war- then the revelation of the antichrist. How close are we to that? I don’t know about the end of the world, but I do see that beginnings of the birth pains.