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The International Church of Cannabis In Denver Colorado Where Pot Smoking Congregants Are ‘Elevationists’

A new religion is lighting up Denver, Colorado. Witness the ‘elevationists’ of the International Church of Cannabis who worship the weed as a religion.

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As congregations dwindle, a new religion is lighting up Denver, Colorado. Aaron Millar joins the ‘elevationists’ of the International Church of Cannabis who worship the weed

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” 1 Peter 5:8,9 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the present spiritual darkness intensifies over not just America but the world as a whole, we are seeing stranger and stranger phenomena. The Bible tells us that in the time of Jacob’s trouble, the One World Religion will include all manner of deviant behaviour in their “worship” services. Not only will there be drug and alcohol use, but open prostitution and cannibalism as well. Being a pothead has become big business in 2017, and it is also become a religion. They don’t call it pot smoking, now they are partaking in the “holy sacrament of cannabis”. A partnership will Hillsong can’t be too far away. And painting their “sanctuary” in bright, rainbow colors didn’t happen by accident.

It started, naturally, with a group of friends smoking a joint. Steve Berke, a graduate of Yale University, was temporarily living in an old church in Denver, Colorado. His estate agent parents had bought the 113-year-old building with the plan to turn it into flats. He and Lee Molloy, as well as a few friends, had just moved from Miami to capitalise on Colorado’s lucrative marijuana market. But then, in the words of Lee: “We started having these stupid, fantastical conversations. What if we kept it as a church?” So Steve convinced his parents to give him the building and, nine months later, on 20 April 2016 – 4/20, as it’s known in the United States, the unofficial pothead’s holiday (because it’s 4.20pm somewhere, right?) – the International Church of Cannabis opened its doors with its own chapel, theology and video game arcade.

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From the outside all appears normal: red-brick towers, blocky turrets, a classic city church in an otherwise leafy suburb of Denver. But there are giveaways. The three front doors and arched window facade have been spray-painted with silver galaxies and bright, happy-face planets. The work of legendary painter and graphic artist Kenny Scharf, who has exhibited in the Whitney and New York’s Museum of Modern Art, it looks more like the backdrop for an illegal 90s rave than your typical parish church. But it’s indicative of the coup that Elevation Ministries, the non-profit company that Steve and Lee co-founded to set up the Church of Cannabis, has managed to pull off.

“That mural would probably buy you next door’s house,” Lee says, letting me in. But they got it for the price of an air ticket for Scharf, a few days’ skiing and the loan of a jacket. People love fantastical ideas.

The original plan was to open it to the general public, but because Colorado’s current pot law only allows smoking in private clubs, it is, for now at least, a members-only affair. To date they have more than 1,400 on their list. They open the doors from Thursday to Sunday for smoke-free public viewing, with private cannabis services held on Friday nights. It seems to be growing.

Every single surface has been painted in vibrant patterns of red, blue and green, geometric prisms with mythological creatures, stars and eyes hidden within. At the back wall, two dream-like Dali-esque giants sit cross-legged as if lost in meditation. “It feels like a hallucination,” someone says beside me, eyes careening upwards. It’s like being swallowed by a Pink Floyd album cover. Perhaps most impressive of all is that it was created spontaneously without a sketch or a plan. This was another freebie: they flew Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel over and bought him a bunch of paints, then he started work in one corner and painted whatever he dreamed up until he finished. It took him just six days – he rested on the seventh.

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As the service begins we are encouraged to get to know each other: people spark up joints and pass them around. Long wisps of smoke float to the ceiling and cover the congregation in a flowery shroud; splutterings of coughs and giggles, the sharp intake of breath on all sides. There are about 30 of us in all, a mixed bag of misfits ranging from a self-proclaimed pothead granny, whose eyes appear to move independently of each other, to a couple of Harold & Kumar wannabes taking selfies at the altar. And then there’s Lee: a former Bible quiz champion, raised in a strict evangelical Christian home, he has the credentials of a preacher if not the look: bushy hipster beard and long messy hair, dark bags under his eyes and the whiff of old smoke on his shirt. It feels more like the start of an AA meeting than a spiritual encounter. But then he starts to speak.

Being an elevationist [the term they’ve coined for the theology of the new church] means being an explorer,” Lee begins. “Our spiritual journey is one of self-discovery, not one of dogma. We believe there is no one-path solution to life’s big questions. This is simply a supportive place for each one of us to find a pathway to our own spirituality, whatever that may be.” Think of it like the pick ’n’ mix of belief. There is no doctrine, no creed, no scripture or book. Simply choose bits of whatever world religions work for you, or make something up yourself, mix it all together, and see if it tastes good. “There are as many pathways to being an elevationist as there are elevationists,” Lee says. Spirituality shouldn’t be a prescription; it should be an adventure. It’s about seeking, not being told what to find.

It’s an idea that will strike a chord with many people. Church attendance in the UK is on the decline. Last year only 1.4% of the population attended Sunday Anglican services – the lowest level ever recorded. There is a significant demographic of people who simply can’t relate to organised religion or outright oppose it on principle. Being able to explore your own path, within a supportive space, could help fill that widening spiritual deficit.

But here’s where they may lose you. That journey of self-discovery, says Lee, is enhanced by ritual cannabis use. “We have been programmed to behave and think in certain ways,” he says. “Cannabis helps elevationists tear down those false realities.” source

 


 

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Exactly 7 Days After Israel And The United States Agreed To The Two State Solution, Hurricane Ian Smashes Florida Causing Catastrophic Destruction

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Exactly one week after both Israel and the United States agreeing to the Two State Solution at the United Nations, Hurricane Ian hits Florida

As I write this, Hurricane Ian is howling directly overhead, the power in our condo flickers on and off, and I am grateful for the battery backup that keeps my computer running uninterrupted. It was exactly one week ago yesterday that the prime minister of Israel said the Jews are ready to divide their land to create a Palestinian state. It is exactly one week ago today that both Israel and the United States stood before the United Nations General Assembly and declared their support for the Two State Solution. Hurricane Ian has decimated whole sections of the west coast of Florida, is that coincidence, or is the Lord speaking?

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignationeven all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJB)

Hurricane Ian is the first hurricane to hit Florida since 2018, all the other ones either blew away or amounted to nothing. So to have a storm of this magnitude, doing the damage it is doing, exactly one week after both the US and Israel agree to the Two State Solution, to me, is no coincidence. Please pray for all the people who have been, who currently are, and who will be in the path of this deadly storm, that the Lord will be gracious and show mercy. Pray also for Israel and the Jews who, despite the witness of all the prophets, are unwittingly preparing themselves to enter into the time of Jacob’s trouble that will begin after the Rapture of the Church takes place.

Hurricane Ian updates: Florida sheriff says ‘fatalities are in the hundreds’ after monster storm

FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: After Hurricane Ian swept through Florida on Thursday, the storm left millions without power, and officials are predicting there may be hundreds of fatalities.

“Fatalities are in the hundreds,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno told Good Morning America on Thursday.

Ian was moving northeast across Florida at about 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph at 5 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. However, the agency warned that Ian could pick back up and reach hurricane strength as it reaches Florida’s east coast on Saturday, posing risks to Georgia and the Carolinas.

This Is What Hurricane Ian Is Doing In My Hometown Of Saint Augustine

Flooding begins in St. Augustine on the bayside as Hurricane Ian approaches.

The NHC downgraded Hurricane Ian to tropical storm status early Thursday morning after the storm began to weaken gradually overnight Wednesday as it moved across central Florida. It’s not yet clear how many fatalities or injuries have been sustained due to Ian, and there have not been any reports or numbers from state officials.

President Joe Biden declared a major disaster for Florida early Thursday morning, approving the distribution of federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of Ian. This federal assistance includes grants for temporary housing and home repairs, loans to insure property losses, and other programs to assist business owners in recovering from the storm’s damage.

Ian made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph just after 3 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, making it the strongest hurricane to rock the state since Hurricane Michael in 2018. State officials issued evacuation orders earlier this week before the storm reached the state, warning of possibly life-threatening conditions from high winds and heavy rainfall. READ MORE

Hurricane Ian Pounds Florida One Week After Israel And United States Declare Support For Two State Solution

Lee County Sherriff Says ‘Hundreds Of People Dead’

Hurricane Ian devastation Florida’s Gulf Coast overnight.

Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. The Lord has given us an open door with a tremendous ‘course’ for us to fulfill that will create an excellent experience at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Please pray for our efforts, and if the Lord leads you to donate, be as generous as possible. The war is REAL, the battle HOT and the time is SHORTTO THE FIGHT!!!

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With Chinese And Russian Warships Off Alaska, And Hurricane Ian Barreling Toward Florida, There Is No Better Time To Hand Out Gospel Tracts

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With enemy warships off Alaska and Hurricane Ian threatening Florida, remember that you have been charged with getting the gospel of the kingdom of God to a lost and dying world!

A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. The patrol boat, known as a cutter called Kimball, later discovered there were two other Chinese naval ships and four Russian naval vessels, including a destroyer, all in single formation. Over in Florida, the National Weather Service tells us that a  Category 2 Hurricane force wind of 85-105 mph with gusts to 130 mph will hit sometime early Wednesday. Oh yeah, man, time to tell the people about Jesus Christ, and I did exactly that while filling up my Jeep at Costco this morning.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7,8 (KJB)

If you are a Christian saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, you have already been charged with the preaching and teaching of the gospel of the kingdom of God in these last days. At the height of the pandemic, close to 2,500,000 people per month were coming to NTEB as we warned of the coming judgment. Here on Day 925 of 15 Days To Flatten The Curve, that judgment is closer than ever before, and when it hits, it’s lights out. So when is the time to get something done for the Lord Jesus? Now, right now.

Mandatory evacuations ordered for over 300,000 in Tampa Bay as Hurricane Ian churns closer to Florida

FROM FOX WEATHER: Mandatory and voluntary evacuations totaling over 300,000 people have been ordered along Florida’s west coast as Hurricane Ian rapidly intensifies into a major hurricane Tuesday morning. Florida’s Gulf Coast from Englewood to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay, is under a Hurricane Watch ahead of the expected wind, rain and storm surge from Hurricane Ian. Given Florida’s unique coastline, the topography lends itself to the state being highly susceptible to storm-surge flooding during hurricanes.

Several counties along Florida’s west coast have already issued mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders. According to the FOX Forecast Center, storm surge could reach as high as 10 feet along portions of Florida’s west coast, though the entire western Florida coast is susceptible to some level of storm surge. Storm surge is the rise of water levels caused directly by a storm and does not take into account rainfall or wave size, which can add additional feet on top of a storm’s surge.

“In order to protect residents, we are issuing a mandatory evacuation order for Zone A, recommending a voluntary evacuation for Zone B and opening emergency shelters,” Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise said. READ MORE

Hundreds of thousands of residents have been ordered to evacuate the Tampa area in Florida ahead of a possible direct hit from Hurricane Ian. With highways jammed and the city’s main airport suspending operations later on Tuesday, families are searching for ways to stay safe.

Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. The Lord has given us an open door with a tremendous ‘course’ for us to fulfill that will create an excellent experience at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Please pray for our efforts, and if the Lord leads you to donate, be as generous as possible. The war is REAL, the battle HOT and the time is SHORTTO THE FIGHT!!!

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJB)

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

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High School Football Players Are Being Raped And Sodomized By Their Fellow Teammates As Liberal Public Schools Devolve Into Dystopian Horror Movie

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Can you imagine high school football players being raped and sodomized by their teammates, what type of world has this become?

Someone had told me a few weeks ago the story of how a high school football player was raped in the back of the bus on the ride home from the ‘big game’, and the two coaches on the bus as well as the bus driver did nothing to stop it. How could that be, I wondered, that just didn’t seem possible. So today I googled it and what came back was not the one story I was looking for, but many articles on how high school football players all across America are being sexually assaulted by their male teammates.

“But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.” Genesis 19:4,5 (KJB)

As we talked about on our Podcast yesterday, the world we now live in is preparing itself for the soon arrival of Antichrist, and because of that, his 7-year short-lived kingdom is now being prepared to receive him. When I was in high school in the late 1970’s, we had rowdy kids on our championship, undefeated football team, and quite often not a few of those players would get in trouble. But no one was being sexually assaulted by these boys, and certainly not homosexually assaulted which is beyond imagination, and quite demonic. All this brings me to my point.

If you are over the age of 50, the world you were born into has ceased to exist, in its place has risen up the spirit of Antichrist which is infecting every part of our society. Teenagers are being chemically castrated with the blessing of governments, doctors no longer take an oath to “do no harm” as Nazi-era medical experiments have been sanctioned by America’s elite hospitals. Boys are wearing dresses with laws being passed allowing them access to the most private portions of the girl’s locker and bath rooms. This is the world we live in, and if you raise your voice against it, it is considered ‘hate speech’ and ‘violence’ against diversity. As I watch all this, my heart breaks for lost people, and I am doing everything I can to get the gospel out to see people get saved. But after the Rapture, I will be in full agreement with the LORD regarding the judgments He will send upon this earth.

3 Ridgeline football players face felony charges over sexual abuse case on school bus

FROM KUTV2: Three Ridgeline High School football players are facing felony charges over an incident of hazing involving sexual abuse on a school bus. The sheriff’s office is now investigating and said this happened on a bus when the players were returning from a sports event on Aug. 19. The incident was initially reported as a hazing case, but after officials began investigating they determined this was not hazing and rather a serious crime.

“This was not horseplay, it was intentional. Which is why we are a looking at felony charges, of forcible sexual abuse, as well as attempted forcible sexual abuse,” Lt. Doyle Peck with Cache County said.

2News tried to speak to people regarding the incident but no one wanted to comment on the graphic nature of the allegations. Officials said they first found out about the alleged incident when a school resource officer forwarded on a report that this had allegedly occurred.

According to Peck, all the people involved are high school-aged males on the football team. He said the three players worked together to assault each victim but did not go into detail because the case was still under investigation. Peck said aside from the bus driver, there were two adult coaches on the bus but it was loud and rowdy, they were not aware of the incident that occurred. READ MORE

Ten PA High School Football Players Charged with Hazing, Sexual Assault

FROM BREITBART NEWS: Middletown Area High School’s football season was canceled in August after a cell phone video went viral showing serious hazing incidents in the school, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Superintendent Chelton Hunter told parents that a school investigation found that the hazing was “much more widespread and involved many more students” than was previously known, the paper noted. The administrators then canceled the school’s football season.

Now, the police are adding to the issue.

The Lower Swatara Township Police and the Criminal Investigation Division of the District Attorney’s Office in Dauphin County opened an investigation into the hazing videos. On Wednesday, Dauphin County District Attorney Francis T. Chardo announced that ten students were charged.

“Two students, both seventeen years of age, have been charged with multiple counts of criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, unlawful restraint, simple assault, and hazing,” Chardo said in a statement, according to TMZ Sports.

Investigators added that six students, ranging in ages from 14 to 17, were victims of the hazing. But up to six others may also have been victims but are reluctant to join the case. READ MORE

Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. The Lord has given us an open door with a tremendous ‘course’ for us to fulfill that will create an excellent experience at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Please pray for our efforts, and if the Lord leads you to donate, be as generous as possible. The war is REAL, the battle HOT and the time is SHORTTO THE FIGHT!!!

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJB)

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

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