Bible Gateway produced a great visualization of the Christmas story in timeline format, chronicling the birth of Jesus as told in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
The literal Hebrew word for Salvation (Yeshua) made its way to the English spelling of Jesus through centuries of changes.
The “J” in Jesus was allegedly popularized by the Geneva Bible, the same version brought to the new world on the Mayflower in 1620.
The 1611 publication of the King James Bible used the Iesus spelling, but later versions used Jesus.
Read more, and how Jesus is pronounced in other languages at Yeshua.org.
Pope Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) and the Vatican published the encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” exactly one year after holding a pagan Pachamama idol worship on Oct. 4, 2019 in the Vatican Gardens prior to the Amazon Synod.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider condemned Bergoglio’s Pachamama idol worship, stating “we cannot do that, [because] it would seem that we indirectly recognize their cults,” and “that is against the entire Gospel, against the entire proclamation of the Church of 2,000 years.”
However, the “Fratelli Tutti” (“Brothers All”) enyclical, received high praise from the Jesuits’ American Magazine, which cited COVID-19 for highlighting racial and social injustice in the world, especially for migrants and refugees.
Inter-religious outreach has dominated the agenda of the first Jesuit Pope, who has also given strong financial support for open borders.
If the Vatican is on a pathway to a one world religion it does not sit well with traditional Catholics, Sedevacantists (who believe the Holy See has been vacant since the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958) and those who think the election of Pope Francis was invalid therefore Benedict XVI is still Pope.
“The type of unity they desire is for a unified one-world government, and whatever a unified one-world religion can do to bring this about, all the better.”“Church Militant’s” response to Fratelli Tutti
The Vatican recently signed onto the planning of the “Abrahamic Family House” that equates Christianity, Judaism, Islam and a diversity of religions.
Bergoglio responded to a reporter on June 10, 2020 asking about a United Nations’ decision, “If we consider ourselves humanity, when they make statements, our duty is to obey.”
In a June 29, 2020 homily, Bergoglio, who has openly criticized President Trump, lamented criticizing world leaders, oddly stated “It is pointless, even tedious, for Christians to waste their time complaining about the world, about society, about everything that is not right.”
Francis of Assisi is cited as one inspiration for “Fratelli Tutti” (and Bergoglio’s chosen papal name) who Bergoglio says urged “all forms of hostility or conflict be avoided and that a humble and fraternal ‘subjection’ be shown to those who did not share his faith.”
Dr. Greg Abbott, writing in Catholic World Report, thinks Bergoglio misinterprets Assisi’s encounter with Sultan Malik-el-Kamil in Egypt: “Francis wasn’t there for an exchange of diplomatic pleasantries. He wanted to convert the Sultan to Christianity through word and action.”
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Further reading: Novus Ordo Watch
Jesuit Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community, is calling for Europe to open its borders for more Libyan refugees, who recently burned down their camp in Greece and are refusing to relocate.
Hollerich said that Pope Francis believes, “Europe is the ultimate guarantor of a form of multilateralism that ensures a certain degree of peace and justice.”
Libya has been in turmoil since the Obama Administration and NATO bombed the country during 26,000 sorties and let loose the Arab Spring, leading to regime change, Islamic extremism and a resurgence of slave markets.
The Pope preached against criticizing world leaders during a June homily (unless it is Trump.) “It is pointless, even tedious, for Christians to waste their time complaining about the world, about society, about everything that is not right,” said Francis.
Is the Pope not practicing what he preaches from behind the Vatican walls?
The arbitrary Middle East borders defined in the twentieth century have not alleviated violence or solved grievances.
An article by Ralph Peters called “Blood Borders” at Armed Forces Journal takes a stab at how new borders might look, when taking into account “natural ties of blood and faith.” (Link at archive.org)
Zionists would not approve.
Christmas is a great time of gift giving and time with family, but the early Church did not celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25. An interesting look at how our culture got here from lifehopeandtruth.com.
Interesting history of the crusades to examine during the holidays.
Infographic courtesy the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, whose goal is to fill the void in today’s progressive education curriculums. Its first president was William F. Buckley Jr.