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Creator Of ‘The Message’ Corrupt Bible Translation Eugene Peterson Now Says He Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Eugene Peterson, the man behind The Message translation of the Bible, says he would perform a same-sex marriage ceremony if asked.

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Eugene Peterson, the man behind The Message translation of the Bible, says he would perform a same-sex marriage ceremony if asked. In an interview with Jonathan Merritt on Religion News, Peterson describes how his views on homosexuality have changed over his career.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: In 1993, Eugene Peterson wrote his Laodicean epic ‘The Message’ bible translation which immediately became a best-seller. Among the notable “updates” in his phony bible was the deletion of the phrase “Lord Jesus” which occurs in the King James 115 times. Now Peterson has made the not-so-stunning declaration that he now approves of same-sex marriage and that God blesses the LGBT just the way they are because they are “good people”. They are dropping like flies, people, as they fulfill the end time prophecies about the collapse of the Church spoken of by Paul, John and Jesus. 

“I wouldn’t have said this 20 years ago, but now I know a lot of people who are gay and lesbian, and they seem to have as good a spiritual life as I do. I think that kind of debate about lesbians and gays might be over. People who disapprove of it, they’ll probably just go to another church. So we’re in a transition, and I think it’s a transition for the best, for the good. I don’t think it’s something that you can parade, but it’s not a right or wrong thing as far as I’m concerned,” Peterson says.

Merritt specifically asked Peterson about the LGBT issues plaguing Peterson’s denomination, Presbyterians.

Charisma News previously reported the denomination, which capitulated to the gay agenda, has less than 10,000 churches after an exodus of Bible-believing pastors. In 2015, 34,000 black churches broke ties with the PCUSA, among others.

“I haven’t had a lot of experience with it,” Eugene Peterson says of LGBT members in his church. “But I have been in churches when I was an associate pastor where there were several women who were lesbians. They didn’t make a big deal about it. I’d go and visit them, and it never came up for them. They just assumed that they were as Christian as everybody else in the church.

“In my own congregation—when I left, we had about 500 people—I don’t think we ever really made a big deal out of it. When I left, the minister of music left. She’d been there ever since I had been there. There we were, looking for a new minister of music. One of the young people that had grown up under my pastorship, he was a high school teacher and a musician. When he found out about the opening, he showed up in church one day and stood up and said, “I’d like to apply for the job of music director here, and I’m gay.” We didn’t have any gay people in the whole congregation. Well, some of them weren’t openly gay. But I was so pleased with the congregation. Nobody made any questions about it. And he was a really good musician.”

Merritt also interviewed famed evangelical Jen Hatmaker about her stance on the LGBT community.

Hatmaker told Merritt:

From a civil rights and civil liberties side and from just a human being side, any two adults have the right to choose who they want to love. And they should be afforded the same legal protections as any of us. I would never wish anything less for my gay friends.

From a spiritual perspective, since gay marriage is legal in all 50 states, our communities have plenty of gay couples who, just like the rest of us, need marriage support and parenting help and Christian community. They are either going to find those resources in the church or they are not.

Not only are these our neighbors and friends, but they are brothers and sisters in Christ. They are adopted into the same family as the rest of us, and the church hasn’t treated the LGBT community like family. We have to do better.

The 84-year-old Peterson says he’s done traveling, preaching and writing. He says As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God will be his last.

“I just feel like there’s a sense of completion, or maybe satisfaction. I think I’ve done a better job of everything I’d done before in this book. I might do something else, but I don’t think so. These days, I write a lot of letters. I’m still keeping up with people and answering their questions or responding to what they are doing. I think it’s more just a sense of completion,” Peterson says. source

 


 

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In A Humiliating Setback For The Kingdom, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Is Forced To Drastically Scale Back Plans For The Futuristic City Of NEOM

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has been forced to scale back its $1.5 trillion plans for NEOM, a 106-mile linear desert megacity, in a humiliating climb down for the kingdom.

You know, it’s hard to be a dystopian end times dictator bent on world domination these days, just as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over in Saudi Arabia now knows. We told you back in 2022 the plans that the Crown Prince had to build his futuristic city called NEOM. NEOM consists of  THE LINE, OXAGON, TOJENA and SINDALAH that would all be the premier representation of the 15-minute city that Klaus Schwab and United Nations want us all to live in. But as Adolf Hitler before him found out, building a kingdom is really hard work, and very, very expensive, even of you’re the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?” Luke 14:28 (KJB)

But fret not, these cities absolutely are coming, just as everything else we have been threatened with surrounding the United Nations 2030 Agenda is coming. The people who control the technology control the future, and we have already signed on for the technology part. Remember life before the internet? Not so many people do anymore, and besides, as much as we rail against the ‘electronic leash’ of our mobile smart devices, is anyone going to get rid of theirs? No. They are not. We have melded ourselves together with technology, and as we’ve long told you, it’s a 3-step process. First they got us in front of the computer, 1994 – 2007, then they got the computer on us, 2007 – present day, the third and last step according to Revelation 13 will be the computer inside of us. This setback is but a mere ‘blip on the radar’ for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his city of NOEM, his day is coming soon.

Humiliation for Saudi Arabia as it’s ‘forced to scale back $1.5trillion plans for 106-mile-long city The Line to just 1.5miles with workers already being laid off at desert construction site’

FROM THE DAILY MAIL UK: The Line – part of the country’s audacious and futuristic NEOM project – was meant to be home to around 1.5 million residents by the end of the decade, with plans to ultimately increase its full capacity to nine million people.

Now, according to people familiar with the project, the development will only stretch 1.5 miles and house fewer than 300,000 residents by 2030, according to a new report from Bloomberg citing sources close to the project and documents.

As a result of the reduction to the construction of The Line, at least one contractor has started dismissing workers it employs on the site, the publication has said.

Stunning concept images released by the kingdom in 2022 showed a vast, mirrored structure cutting through the desert near crystal blue ocean waters. It is one of fifteen developments that form the country’s NEOM project – which also includes an industrial city, ports and tourism developments – that have been gradually announced by the kingdom since 2021.

But The Line was the jewel in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ‘Vision 2030’ project, which was set in motion to diversify his country’s oil dependent economy, as well as its society and culture, and improve the image it projects on the world stage.

The Kingdom said the project, which is expected to cost $1.5 trillion, would be an ‘unprecedented living experience’ that preserves ‘surrounding nature’. The megacity was to feature two parallel skyscrapers extending across a swathe of desert and mountain terrain, with mirrored facades on the outside.

Saudi officials said it would be built in stages, and would eventually cover a 106-mile stretch of desert along the coast in the western Tabuk province – with its Western tip pointing out over the Red Sea towards Egypt. However, Bloomberg reports that these plans have now been dramatically scaled back – with the 106 mile structure being reduced to just 1.5 miles – a more than 98 percent decrease in size. READ MORE

NEOM and THE LINE in Progress – February 2024

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In An Amazing Coincidence, The Pentagon Declassifies And Releases Documents Of A Nuclear Attack Very Much Like The Ending Of New Obama Civil War Movie

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The day of nuclear Armageddon: Newly declassified documents reveal in macabre minute-by-minute detail what the end of the world would like, just like in Obama movie ‘Leave The World Behind’

In the closing scene of Barack Obama’s civil war movie ‘Leave The World Behind’, there are two things taking place. The first and main thing is we see 2 of the movie’s characters standing in the woods of Long Island at the water’s edge, watching nuclear bombs exploding over New York City. Bombs launched by the US military on the American people. The second and more arcane thing is we watch a young girl in the safe room of an abandoned mansion watching the last episode of ‘Friends’ on DVD. Took me quite a little while to puzzle that one through, but I think I got it.

And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.” Matthew 26:50 (KJB)

In the movie, produced and co-written by former 2-term president of the United States, (and current president from the basement) Barack Hussein Obama, we are watching civil war conducted by the American government against its citizens, you and me. The movie leaves us with the little girl watching the last episode of ‘Friends’ to tell you that the bombs were dropped by our ‘friends’ in the government we elected to keep us safe. Civil War III. This is predictive programming at its razor-sharp best, and yes, the joke is on you. Ba-boom! 

Consider this. The first civil war ever fought in America happened in 1776, what we call the Revolutionary War. Yes, Americans fought against the British, but those British were our blood brothers and sisters. It was the Loyalists against the Patriots from the same families who were divided, America was an English colony. Benjamin Franklin worked for the American Patriots, his son William, a Loyalist for the Crown, fought and killed Americans. How crazy is that? America’s second Civil War happened in 1861 between the North and the South. Ever notice how God does things in three’s? I have, and you can bet your bottom dollar the third American Civil War is not only ‘on deck’, but walking to the stage as you read this.

A nuclear strike on the Pentagon is just the beginning of a scenario the finality of which will be the end of civilization as we know it.

FROM THE DAILY MAIL UK: This story, of what the moments after a nuclear missile launch could look like, is based on facts sourced from exclusive interviews with presidential advisers, cabinet members, nuclear weapons engineers, scientists, soldiers, airmen, special operators, Secret Service, emergency management experts, intelligence analysts, civil servants and others who have worked on these macabre scenarios over decades.

As the plans for General Nuclear War are among the most classified secrets held by the US government, the scenario postulated here takes the reader up to the razor’s edge of what can legally be known. Declassified documents, obfuscated for decades, fill in the details with terrifying clarity.

Because the Pentagon is a top target for a strike by America’s nuclear-armed enemies, in the scenario that follows, Washington DC gets hit first with a one megaton thermo-nuclear bomb. ‘A “Bolt out of the Blue” attack against DC is what everyone in DC fears most,’ says Andrew Weber, former assistant secretary of defence for nuclear, chemical and biological defence programmes. ‘Bolt out of the Blue’ is how US Nuclear Command and Control refers to an ‘unwarned large [nuclear] attack’.

This strike on DC initiates the beginning of an Armageddon-like nuclear war that will almost certainly follow. ‘There is no such thing as a small nuclear war,’ is an oft repeated phrase in Washington.

This is the reality of the world in which we live. The nuclear war scenario proposed in this book could happen tomorrow. Or later today. ‘The world could end in the next couple of hours,’ warns General Robert Kehler, the former commander of the United States Strategic Command. A one megaton thermonuclear weapon detonation begins with a flash of light and heat so tremendous it is impossible for the human mind to comprehend.

One hundred and eighty million degrees Fahrenheit is four or five times hotter than the temperature at the centre the Sun.

In the first fraction of a milli-second after the bomb strikes the Pentagon outside Washington DC, there is light. Soft X-ray light with a very short wavelength. The light superheats the surrounding air to millions of degrees, creating a massive fireball that expands at millions of miles per hour.

Within a few seconds the fireball has increased to a diameter of a little more than a mile, its heat so intense that concrete explodes, metal melts or evaporates, stone shatters and people instantaneously convert into combusting carbon. The five-story, five-sided structure of the Pentagon, and everything inside its 6.5 million sq ft of office space, explodes into superheated dust, all the walls shattering with the near-simultaneous arrival of a shockwave. All 27,000 employees perish instantly. Not a single thing in the fireball remains. Nothing. Ground zero is zeroed. READ MORE

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A Very Rare Earthquake Rocked New Jersey And The Tri-State Area Right Before We Started Today’s Podcast About The Crazy End Times We Live In

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A rare earthquake rocked the New Jersey and New York City area Friday morning, swaying buildings and sending terrified residents into the streets, the strongest temblor to hit the Big Apple in 130 years.

If you are still counting along with us, today is Day 1,481 of 15 Days To Flatten The Curve, and each day brings a new appreciation of the end times we live in. As I was preparing today’s Podcast on the possible coming Bird Flu pandemic, news came of a very rare and powerful earthquake rocked New Jersey, and it was felt in New York City and all the boroughs as well. My good friend and brother in the Lord, Pastor Dave, texted me while we were on-air and said this “I’ve never felt anything like that before went on for a good 20 seconds here at work the whole building shook, sounded like a explosion or freight train coming through. Crazy!” I can’t think of a better way to describe it than that. Crazy.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” 2 Timothy 3:1 (KJB)

Christian, are you still on the sidelines after all this time, what are you waiting for? As the never-ending torrent of bad news continues to assault people’s minds and spirit on a daily basis, we who are saved have been charged with being a witness of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why don’t you purchase a dozen copies of the excellent witnessing tool “What Must I Do To Be Saved?” by end times author Dr. Bill Grady, and hand them out where you live. You have been called to the fight, so let’s get to it!

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Magnitude-4.8 earthquake rocks New Jersey, NYC, tri-state area

FROM THE NY POST: City officials quickly warned people of the danger of potential aftershocks — which already began in the early afternoon in New Jersey, a report said. The preliminary 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Lebanon, NJ, around 10:23 a.m., the first time a major tremor hit the area since 2011, according to the US Geological Survey.

“I was doing my morning reporting, and this safe in my office, that’s a ton, starts shaking. The whole room is shaking,” said Monique Horton, who works at the Balmain store on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. “I was just freaked out. Scary, really scary. I’m a New Yorker, my whole life, 36 years, never seen anything like it.”

At the United Nations in Midtown Manhattan, a Security Council address on the Israel-Gaza conflict was interrupted as cameras began shuddering.

The Federal Aviation Administration told airlines to expect flight delays in and out of the Big Apple because of the quake. Some flights bound for New York had already diverted to other airports, according to FlightAware.

US Geological Survey figures indicate the quake might have been felt by a staggering 42 million people.

“This is one of the largest earthquakes on the East Coast in the last century,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said.

The last time an earthquake with a magnitude close to, or above, 5 struck near New York City was back in 1884, the USGS said. That quake appeared to have been centered in Brooklyn. READ MORE

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