Almost three years ago in late 2016, Pope Francis is reported to have said “It is not to be excluded that I will enter history as the one who split the Catholic Church.” The Pope was talking about attacks from conservative Roman Catholics against his progressive ideas and policies. Since that time, the Pope has done little to make the situation better. His policies have drifted further to the left. He has been soft toward the Catholic's traditional dogmas while giving his views on climate change and open borders center stage. He ignited more controversy when he signed the "Document on Human Fraternity" stating that God wills a diversity of religions. And then there is the upcoming Amazon Synod. It has been said that it will replace some Catholic doctrines with Amazonian paganism.

Recently while talking to journalists while on a flight, one of the journalists handed the Pope a copy of a book that he had written called "How America Wants to Change the Pope." The book is about how conservative American Catholics have formed a conspiracy against the Pope. The Popes response to the gift of the book was to proclaim it "an honor if the Americans attack me."

The Pope likes to portray himself as the victim of the "evil" conservatives in the United States. It gives him a convenient scapegoat for the dire problems of the Roman Catholic Church. But while attention is diverted to the anti-pope conspirators in the United States, a group of bishops in Germany is causing a much more credible schism against the Vatican. In this case, the bishops are meeting in a “binding synodal assembly” which is a synod without calling it a synod. They are meeting because the Vatican under Francis is not moving quickly enough with its progressive agenda. So the Germans are going to meet to make their own binding doctrines on issues such as clerical celibacy and issues of sexual immorality. The Vatican has written to the bishops warning them not to do this. The bishops will have the meeting anyway.

And then there are money issues. The ongoing clerical sexual abuse lawsuits are starting to be a drain on the traditionally wealthy church. The diocese in Rochester, New York has filed for bankruptcy. And the Vatican itself drowning in red ink. The Pope has ordered belt-tightening. If there really is a schism, they are going to miss the money that flows in from the United States and Germany.

The Pope's response to this is to state that he is "not afraid of schisms." However, Archbishop Vigano, a critic of this Pope believes it is deeper than that. He believes that the Pope is provoking a schism by promoting the heterodox Amazon Synod. Read more about this at Lifesitenews.com below.

Vatican whistleblower Viganò: Pope Francis is the one ‘provoking’ schism

A veteran Vatican journalist has revealed that a Vatican whistleblower told him that Pope Francis is ‘provoking’ a schism in the Catholic Church.

Dr. Robert Moynihan, founder and editor-in-chief of Inside the Vatican magazine, recently published remarks he says Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò made to him in response to Pope Francis’ recent reflections on schism.

On his September 10 flight to Rome from a five-day trip to Madagascar and Mozambique, the Argentinian pontiff told reporters that he was “not afraid of schisms” and that a schism “is always an elitist separation stemming from an ideology detached from doctrine.”

“Pope Francis is saying that because he knows the Amazon Synod may provoke a schism,” Viganò allegedly told Moynihan.

“He is ready to say others are making the schism, but (by his actions in continuing to support the Amazon Synod) he is provoking it himself,” the Vatican whistleblower continued.

“Is this the attitude of a pastor who cares for the faithful? It is his own duty to prevent a schism.”

Moynihan published the remarks on September 11, saying that the Archbishop had made them to him in conversation that day.

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This year the Sanhedrin is going to begin a conference of their Organization of 70 Nations on Wednesday, 25 September. The Organization of 70 Nations is a group that the Sanhedrin is promoting as a righteous replacement for the United Nations. The term "70 nations" comes from Genesis 10 in which seventy descendants of Noah are enumerated. The Sanhedrin also refers to the 70 nations as "Bnei Noah" which is a transliteration of the Hebrew term which means sons of Noah.

The culmination of the conference will come on Friday when the conference attendees will be invited to the Mount of Olives to witness a reenactment of the sacrifice that Noah made after exiting the ark.

The dates are significant. 25 September, 2019 is 25 Elul, 5779 on the Hebrew calendar. This date is regarded as the anniversary of the first day of creation when God created the Heavens and the Earth. Then on the sixth day, on 1 Tishri, God created man. This is celebrated as Rosh Hashanah, the head of the year, or New Year's Day on the Hebrew calendar. Noah removed the covering from the ark and looked out on 1 Tishri. But he and his family left the ark and made the sacrifice on 27 Cheshvan, that is the 27th day of the second month.

Since Noah was not Jewish, the Sanhedrin is saying that the altar must be built and the sacrifice made by a righteous gentile, that is someone who keeps the Noahide Laws. The Noahide laws are seven laws that all gentiles are required to keep. These laws, they say, were given to Adam and Noah as general precepts that are required of all mankind, except for the Jews who were given the Law of Moses.

Here is a good explanation of the Noahide laws. The last paragraph at the link is critical to those Christians who don't see a problem with the laws. The laws, as a list, are not in the Bible. They are deduced from scripture but written down in the Talmud. The Talmud is a commentary on the Old Testament written well after the destruction of the Temple in 70 A. D. and the dispersal of the Jews. The Talmud calls for the execution of any gentile who breaks one of the laws. A case could be made that all persons who believe that Jesus is the Son of God is a blasphemer and deserving of death.

Interesting Links:

Bnei Noah, the Sanhedrin's relationship with non-Jews

Jerusalem Court for Issues of Bnei Noah

Nations Invited for Animal Sacrifice on Mount of Olives Renewing Noah’s Covenant

On September 25, the 5,780th anniversary of the day on which Jewish tradition holds the world was created, the Sanhedrin is holding a conference for the emerging Organization of 70 Nations. The conference will culminate in an animal sacrifice made by representatives of the nations on the Mount of Olives in which they will renew the covenant made by Noah upon leaving the Ark.

The conference will begin on Wednesday evening, September 25, the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Elul at the Jerusalem Gate Hotel and continue until Friday, September 27. Lectures and discussions will focus on the Noahide obligations incumbent upon all of mankind. Also discussed will be the universal economic, cultural, educational that should be the focus of such an organization. A major focus will also be the establishment of an international court based on Bible principles.

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Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have been around for a few years and are still trying to gain mainstream acceptance. People are not willing to risk their hard earned cash on something that is new and difficult to understand. There are many experts who say that the cryptocurrency market is in a bubble and is likely to crash. People who depend on their money for survival are concerned that $1,000 in Bitcoin today may only be $500 or less next month.

The technological infrastructure behind cryptocurrency is blockchain. Blockchain is a distributed ledger. Distributed means that this ledger of currency and transactions does not exist on a single server but is distributed across multiple computers called peers that are connected together across the internet. The most important innovation of cryptocurrency is not the currency, but blockchain. Blockchain is being used for many other databases that people want to keep secure and available on the internet.

In the past few weeks, blockchain has gain a lot of acceptance at many different levels. The Chinese Central Bank is very close to issuing its own cryptocurrency. China put the currency on the fast-track after Facebook announced that it was part of a group that was going to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra. China has announced an initial seven businesses that will be issued the cryptocurrency.

PNC bank is one of the largest banks in the United States with over $400 billion in assets. On August 29 it was announced that PNC was now offering international payments via a blockchain network called RippleNet. This shows the growing acceptance of blockchain among mainstream financial institutions. One of the most profound effects this will have is bypassing SWIFT bank for making financial transactions across borders. It is both cheaper and quicker than SWIFT.

In addition to large international payments, smaller person to business transactions are also growing in acceptance. Retailers such as Petco are now encouraging blockchain transactions. And the large German bank, Commerzbank has entered into an agreement with Daimler Trucks to handle the payment transaction for the charging of its autonomous electric trucks. The payment is made from machine to machine with no intervention by a human being.

Mark Carney and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell

On August 22 through 24, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City sponsored a summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They talked about the normal things that you would expect central bankers to talk about such as trade policy, monetary policy and the global economy. But the outgoing governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, made a rather startling proposal. He suggested that it was time to consider a common international blockchain currency for monetary transactions. At this time the U. S. dollar is the dominant currency of international trade. It has held that position since the Bretton Woods Agreement in 1944 when other countries agreed to exchange rates pegged to the U. S. dollar. There have been serious calls for a new global currency for the last ten years or so. With the rise of the distributed ledger and the global internet, the technical infrastructure now exists to create a blockchain based world standard currency for trade.

Mr. Carney, in the past, has criticized Bitcoin but praised Facebook's Libra. Since the Jackson Hole meeting, it has been revealed that Carney and his staff held secret meetings with Facebook executives to discuss Libra. Any digital currency would probably be Libra-like but issued by an international monetary body. Central banks are not willing to give away their authority to a private company outside of their direct control.

One of the advantages mentioned in all of this is that traditional checking accounts would no longer be needed. A bank account is just an agreement between a person or other entity and the bank wherein the bank would keep a ledger of debits and credits to the account. The bank also provides security through the FDIC which insures the deposits. With a global blockchain based financial system, this function of a bank would no longer be necessary. All of your transactions would be kept on the distributed ledger and blockchain is a system that is designed to be secure.

All that would be necessary would be a means to reliably and securely identify yourself as the owner of the money in the digital account. Once again, blockchain has the solution. The United Nations already has a program in place called ID2020 that will give a biometric based digital identity to every human being on the planet. All of the identities will be kept on a blockchain.

It isn't a stretch to imagine that one day all people will be forced to use the global system for every financial transaction. And rather than keeping your personal keys on your phone, which can be stolen and hacked, is subject to malware and can stop working, the information could be kept on a chip stored securely under you skin. I don't know for certain that these things are going to happen, but there are no technical barriers to the system of the beast described in Revelation 13.

Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.

Revelation 13:16-17 (ESV)

Mark Carney: dollar is too dominant and could be replaced by digital currency

The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has challenged the dollar’s position as the world’s reserve currency, arguing that it could be replaced by a global digital alternative to end a savings glut that resulted in 10 years of low inflation and ultra-low interest rates.

Likening the move to the end of sterling’s command of international money markets 100 years ago, Carney said the dollar had reached a level of dominance that meant it was a barrier to a sustainable recovery.

He said a new digital currency backed by a large group of nations would unlock dollar funds that governments currently hoard as an insurance policy in uncertain times.

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