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What Is The Federal Reserve And The G20? What Does It Hope To Accomplish? What Does It Mean To Your Future?Posted in Finance on August 22nd, 2011 by Chris – Be the first to comment
These articles and this website is dedicated to the glory of God and God the Son, Jesus Christ. Please continue down the page after reading this article to the theological articles written. I have also included topics pertaining to physical health and the global financial system. This one is on finance and investment. I decided to rerun an article that I wrote in April of 2009. When I first published it many thought I was insane. Now, in 2011, it has become as up-to-date as tomorrow’s newspaper and is beginning to be acknowledged as fact.
The article is meant to provide an overview of the key information without being exhaustive in thought development. As such, the statements can be a bit choppy at times. When I wrote it at that time, I wanted to get the information out as soon as possible because I felt very few people had done so in a condensed fashion. Without further introduction, here’s the article…
The United States Federal Reserve as the leader of the G20 is the primary reason why our economy is on a massive downturn, internationally. Centralized banking is a concept that started centuries ago and was the impetus of the early American (British) colonies’ desire to become independent from England. England had a centralized bank and still does to this day. A central bank is quite simply an institution run by private enterprise, UNELECTED BY VOTERS that prints money for the government and charges them interest on it. That means the money you start out with produces debt immediately and is paid to the bankers who produced it.
Because the bankers control the money supply, they determine how much money will be produced, and essentially, the economic destiny of the nation, while paying themselves and all their friends off the top. The interest paid back for the money produced by the banks is returned to them through our tax dollars at compounded interest. The executives then take the money offshore and virtually none of it is placed back into local infrastructure. To gain further insight into this we need to take a brief look at American history.
American independence was accomplished in 1776. The American colonies had become independent from England’s monarchy and particularly its central banking system. Various enterprising individuals had created their own means of “legal note tender” and followed rules and regulations that were enshrined within the new American Constitution to have it circulated. The people responsible for its production worked in the U.S. Treasury and were ELECTED BY VOTERS and also subject to the rules of the Republic (which protect individual rights and advocate limited government and corporate influence). However, President George Washington was aware that there were diabolical individuals at work within the colonies, which were a threat to everyone. It would take another one hundred years for this threat to truly unfold, but the move for its total control was ongoing.
In the early 1900’s several banking families conspired to create a banking “panic” situation that would spawn a take over plan of the American Treasury and create a centralized bank. Their new central bank would be called the “Federal Reserve”. It was a clever name because the average person who was uneducated on the subject would think it was elected and subject to the Constitutional Republic. Many people think this it is so to this day, but this could not be further from the truth. Without getting into the minutia, we’ll look further. In 1907 an influential banking family and their colleagues spread a rumour through their ability to manipulate the mass media, that a large New York bank was insolvent, or broke. The rumour had no basis in truth, but the damage was done. This caused a massive panic of individuals withdrawing their money from that bank. In turn, it caused the bank to call in its loans and a ripple effect of bankruptcy and foreclosures took place. There was a sense of mass hysteria.
Shortly after that time, these bankers used their influence on President Woodrow Wilson. His lack of ethics allowed their plan to unfold. In a deceitful meeting with many members of congress away over the Christmas holidays of 1913, the government passed the “Federal Reserve Act”. It allowed a central bank to take over the entire country’s money production. The Federal Reserve was comprised of a small group of men who manipulated and deceived their way into American banking- the same way they did in England, France and in Germany decades before…
During the roaring 1920’s the Federal Reserve slowly streamlined their banking scheme of money production and distribution to the American people. Everyone seemed to be making money and the economy was flourishing during that period. Under the American Constitution and the pretence of the “free market” system, there were, of course, still banks in business that were outside the Federal Reserve’s control. But they would not last for long… More and more credit was being extended to individuals as they lived beyond their means. The “margin loan” was introduced during that time, which allowed a person to own stock with only 10% down. The stipulation, however, was that the loan could be called in at any time and had to be paid within 24 hours. The Federal Reserve fired up their printing presses until they ran hot.
They increased the money supply to the U.S. by 100% during that period. Suddenly, they began calling back most of the money that was sent out to the banks. This caused the banks to call in their loans. Right at that time, the Federal Reserve Bankers exchanged the paper money they owned personally for gold and quietly exited the market… Shortly after, the market saw foreclosures and bank runs and the economy completely collapsed. The Federal Reserve then proceeded buy out many collapsed banks that were previously outside of their private cartel for virtually nothing. At that time, the U.S. dollar was still redeemable or backed by “gold”.
Gold is the one currency that has remained stable throughout the world’s history. But Federal Reserve wanted to rob people of what little wealth they had left. So, in 1933, they manipulated the U.S. government and called for all gold to be returned to the Federal Reserve. Anyone found with gold would be sent to jail. This did not last for long, but it allowed the Federal Reserve time to change the American dollar. Before 1933, it says “redeemable in gold”. After 1933, it now says “legal note tender”. Essentially, then, once the dollar collapses, it is worth NOTHING. The U.S. dollar was officially taken off the gold standard in 1972 to further ratify this move. The Canadian dollar, as part of the same cartel under the G20, is the same.
The Federal Reserve plans to collapse the economy again within the next few years the same way they did in the 1930’s, but this time it will be globally. This will be done by utilizing the consolidated strength of G20 and the IMF. Within our current monetary system, money is no longer actually printed like it used to be. It is now done mostly by computer. This also allows for increased manipulation by the banks.
Since the Gulf Wars and spending millions on paying out grossly over paid CEOs in large corporations (something they encouraged to take place), they have circulated trillions of dollars into the economy. They are doing this to instil a sense of market stability and that people will believe the economy can recover. It may show some signs of recovery temporarily. This is the plan. What many people don’t realize is that when more and more money is circulated into the economy this causes inflation (price increases). And while the average working person is making the same (if not less) than they were ten years ago, our money does not buy as much. Many people not only make less, but actually have no work.
The same bankers and their friends (the economic super elite) have outsourced many jobs to Donkey Slave, corrupt countries like China, Mexico and India. Their citizens make average salaries of $10 000 dollars/year by comparison. This while the politicians and executives in those countries live in massive estates with helicopters, six car garages, and their own armies… This is reminiscent of the account of “The rich man and Lazarus” in the Bible’s Luke 16.
As people are unaware of what happens when a nation no longer produces anything and “we just print more money”, the average working person will again place his neck back into the economic noose. Once he does, the chair will be kicked out from under him as banks begin to raise interest rates- until eventually hyper inflation hits. For Canadians this ripple effect will mean Real Estate prices will go down 30% or more on average, as even more affluent Chinese investors (who hold a trillion dollars of U.S. debt) will begin to lose money also.
So, who were the individuals behind the Federal Reserve? What may surprise some readers is that the families back then, are the same ones who run the Federal Reserve now. They are part of a movement that took a firm hold in Europe at the exact same time that the U.S. Constitution came into existence in 1776. They are referred to by some as the Illuminati. The “Illuminati” or the “enlightened ones” began May 1st, 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a German/Jew who lived in Bavaria. He was ultimately financed by the Rothschild family. He and his colleagues were anti Bible. They believed in mysticism and the occult. They practiced witchcraft similar to that of the ancient Babylonians and Druids. They did not believe in the free vote, freedom of speech, or equality. They believed that only a small select group of people, who shared their religious views, had higher levels of education and who possessed financial affluence, should rule the world by any means possible. Their philosophy was “the ends justify the means”. Their symbol (the all seeing eye within a pyramid) is shown on the U.S. dollar. Who were the two most influential members of the Federal Reserve banking cartel in the 1913? They were Rothschilds and the Rockefellers. The Rothschild dynasty of financial and political manipulation dates all the way back to Napoleonic times. Their corruption in the U.S. began during early colonial times. Now they head up such organizations as the Rockefeller Foundation, which influences and funds the U.S. military, making war a big business…
They are also behind “Climate Tax”, for which Al Gore is the spokesperson. It has been set up as a tax scam, which in recent years has been referred to as “Agenda 21”. Let’s take a closer look. Carbon Dioxide is part of natural symbiosis- we exhale it, plants take it in to produce oxygen. Are we to stop the life cycle? The seas produce 100 times more carbon dioxide than all the cars in the world. Many scientists have shown that man made pollution has little or nothing to do with climate change, but rather it is the direct result of the earth’s current distance from the sun during its orbit. Approximately one hundred scientists from all over the world have demonstrated this in their research findings. The information has been compiled succinctly in the work of Lord Christopher Monckton (a former UN member and whistleblower who was an advisor to the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s).
The fact is, Earth’s climate has never been stable… The Illuminati organization has tried its best to stop this truth from circulating in order to keep on doing what they do best: raising taxes. This while the most guilty culprits of global pollution, China and India remain exempt from regulation. Donkey Slave, corrupt countries are good for lining the Globalists’ pockets, producing cheap goods that retail at high prices and eliminating North American manufacturing. For the most part these so-called “Free Trade” agreements (NAFTA and GATT) only benefit the CEOs of multi-national corporations and banks who produce goods in a “slave labour” environment that take advantage of nations with no proper Bill of Rights and Constitution. The goal is to import the cheap goods from other parts of the world tariff free… This while the average person living in the West pays heavy tariffs and taxes for smaller purchases at the borders.
This economic movement is referred to as “Globalization”. The politicians and CEOs who support Globalization, have forced indigenous people’s off their lands so that rare earth minerals may be exploited, they can set up shop, and the locals can be put to work- while wages are kept low, hours are long, and suicide nets are set up… Some of the “sweat shop” supervisors in these countries have reaped a bit of benefit from this Globalization movement, along with select corrupt government officials. But for the most part, it has not benefitted the average person in these developing countries. Today the Illuminati has grown. Its philosophy (if not referred to by the same name) exists in the “Bilderberg Group”, “The Trilateral Commission” and the “Council On Foreign Relations”. These organizations meet in secret regularly and insist on media blackouts. They are able to do this because they have recruited key individuals into their ranks.
For example, high ranking share holders of the LA Times, The Washington Post and the New York Times newspapers are all part of their inner circle. This organization has its influence within various levels of media and intelligence agencies throughout the world. These three groups were recently linked to meetings that take place every year on a large acreage near San Francisco called “Bohemian Grove”. There is documented evidence and footage of these meetings, which one government official (a White House advisor to the President) admits exist. For decades there had been rumours of “ritualistic”, secret meetings taking place at Bohemian Grove, but no one could prove they actually took place and who was in attendance. In 2000 a freelance reporter named Alex Jones managed to break through Grove security and capture the footage on his video camera. What he discovered was astounding. Many of the past presidents of the United States who were still living were in attendance. Also, there were international politicians, Hollywood celebrities and business executives. Many attendees were cloaked in Red Ku Klux Klan style robes and standing in front of a fire pit with a giant stone owl performing a ritual. Some individuals, reported by presidential advisor David Gergen (a regular attendee) run around naked at the meetings.
In the occult, the owl represents the ability to see at night or in darkness. While the populations at large are “in the dark”, their theory is, the Illuminati “see” or have enlightenment. “While you and I are at PTA meetings, attending church, watching a hockey game, spending time at work or with our spouses and children, our politicians and policy makers are worshipping a demon owl and engaging in mock human sacrifices”. This is a paraphrase from Alex Jones. These are the individuals who make our laws, implement public policy and hold the codes to nuclear weapons launch pads. The mission of the Illuminati is clear. They want total control and they want the average working person: retail clerks, police officers, firemen, funeral directors etc, to be their Donkey Slaves. And when possible, they may even kill them. In my study, I was appalled to find out that the Rockefeller family helped to finance Adolf Hitler’s air raid campaign during WW 2. The Rockefeller patriarch of the time owned “U.S. Standard Oil”, which he supplied to the Nazis.
As a member of the U.S. military, it is incumbent upon a soldier to “protect the U.S. from criminals, both foreign and DOMESTIC”. It is clear that the real terrorists are the members of the Federal Reserve and their banking cartel and they must be brought to trial. The Federal Reserve must be immediately dissolved. If the government of the day does not allow this to take place, then patriots everywhere must stand up and take back the misplaced power and return it to the people.
The Bible teaches men to “obey the authorities” (Romans 13), however when the authorities oppose the Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that supersede the actions of the individuals elected to uphold it, those governmental forces (the private banks and lying politicians) become the criminals who no longer obey the authority of law… Violence and vigilantism is not the best answer, but sometimes can be the result. Exercising the right to vote and holding politicians, bankers and corporate heads accountable, however, is the direction to be taken, and it must be done.
Everyone reading this article should understand where we are heading- total global enslavement. This is an information war. The last real President of the U.S. was John F. Kennedy. He was possibly set up and financed to be President because it was thought that he would be a bootlegger and a Nazi sympathizer like his father. He also had a reputation for being a playboy, which the bankers thought would make him weak. However, JFK’s presidency brought about a change in his ethics. When elected, he became pro civil liberties and helped to liberate oppressed groups of people. He started to pull troops out of Viet Nam. He also introduced measures to begin dismantling the Federal Reserve. He made a key speech warning Americans of a group of men who were an insidious threat to the world. We all know what happened after that.
What Is Biblical Separation?
There is much debate about what is meant by “separation” within Christianity. We will find that the Bible speaks very clearly to this topic. If a person has been saved from hell (which is what all people deserve by nature) then God has made it clear as to what He expects from those who are destined to spend eternity in heaven with Him through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
For the most part I plan to simply let the Bible speak by listing Scriptures that discuss this subject so that it becomes very clear. From time-to-time I will give an example to offer further clarification.
To start the list of verses, it’s important to mention that if an unbeliever invites us out to an event like a dinner (given that it is not at a strip club) God does not preclude us from going “if we want to go” (1Corinthians 10:27). Other than this, though, there are prescribed details that the Holy Scriptures mention concerning how a believer should interact with those who are not followers of Christ and the Trinity. Let’s take a look.
“Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals”. Become sober-minded as you ought… (1Corinthians 15:33)
“…those who do not acknowledge Jesus coming in the flesh (as God incarnate in human flesh- the God/man) is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2John 7).
Should a believer spend time in fellowship or prayer with someone who denies the Trinity and the Deity of Christ? The answer is no. Such a person is an antichrist.
The New Living Translation, which is an excellent “thought for thought” translation on most occasions, puts it very well. Here John the apostle says of those who do not bring the teaching of Christ and the apostles: “anyone who encourages such people becomes a partaker of their evil work” (2John 1:11). They are not to be encouraged at all.
“For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9).
“Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them” (Ephesians 5:11).
Should a Christian spend days or weeks in fellowship outside of an employment relationship, for example, with someone who is openly a homosexual offender, a drunkard, or a fornicator who has perverted the gospel and who does not take seriously the message of Christ?
This verse tells us that a believer should point out sin and not be a partaker of it- this in the hope that the ones practicing it might repent. The next verse below tells us that we should expose sin with a spirit of gentleness. We are not called to water down God’s message, but where possible, we should try to be at peace with others. Once we understand God and his holiness and that we are no better than others, we should have a humble spirit…
“Pursue peace with all men and sanctification (or holiness) without which no one will see the Lord… that there be no immoral or godless person” (Hebrews 12:14-16).
Living a life without sanctification (or holy living) means that one’s ultimate destiny will not be heaven. It does not matter what previous experiences with God a person might have had. One time decisions don’t matter much. That’s why this writer does not believe in the “alter call” approach. That can be an emotional act or one based on peer pressure, lack of understanding etc.
“Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self condemned” (Titus 3:10-11). Those who are non submissive to the teaching of Christ, who are self willed and divisive, should be expelled from fellowship.
“Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. (1Corithians 6:9).
“And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you… If indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast and not moved away from the hope of the gospel… (Colossians 1:21-23)
This verse again is telling us that it does not matter what experience in salvation you think you had or might have actually had. You must persevere in your faith in order to be saved. If you haven’t been, it’s time to turn once more to Christ and repent.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control…” (Galatians 5:22).
“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in due season…” (Psalm 1).
Many scientists believe that the earth evolved over a period of 4.5 billion years. This is common science textbook teaching in high school. Much has been written and researched on this topic. It is not the intention of this article to provide readers with an exhaustive research paper on the subject. However, the intent is to provide concise compelling information on the subject of creation versus evolution. We will accomplish this by analyzing the following topics: apemen, uniformatarianism, the earth’s decreasing magnetic field, radio carbon dating, and dinosaurs.
The first topic we will look at is geographic sedimentary “uniformatarianism”. This is the idea that that there are various layers of sediment that accumulated over millions and billions of years (some scientists decided to give them special names indicating the period in which they were formed over billions of years). In each of these layers, certain fossilization is indicative to the time period in which the layers were laid down. For example, certain forms of supposed “early” life would be at the deepest layers.
However, the problem that evolutionary science has is that many of these supposed more ancient life forms have now been discovered to be above more recent layers of sediment, and in some cases, mixed in with these supposedly more recent life forms. Some say it is because the lower rock layers must have faulted and shifted up over these more recent fossils. However, there is no faulting abrasions that indicate there has ever been this type of shift. Instead, these life forms were around at the same time and quickly fossilized together at the same time (fossilization must occur quickly or else decomposition takes place and no bones remain).
This fossilization often shows a mixture of various life forms that one wouldn’t expect to see together, like a dog skeleton along with shellfish fossils. This type of mixture is consistent with massive flooding. In fact, many scientists now admit there must have been massive flooding on the earth. This is the only way to describe what we are seeing. Nevertheless, they will not concede that it was one giant flood; They state, instead, it was several “floods”.
Radio carbon dating is another problem for evolutionary science. This is perhaps the most common method of dating fossils that scientists use. I will quote directly from Dr. Josh McDowell:
Carbon 14 is produced in the upper atmosphere when an atom of nitrogen 14 is struck by a cosmic ray. This changes the nitrogen to carbon 14. The carbon 14 then disperses throughout the atmosphere and is absorbed by the plants by photosynthesis. When an animal eats a plant, part of the carbon 14 is then incorporated into its body. A carnivorous animal eating that animal also gets carbon 14 into its body. This process continues, so the theory goes, until every living creature is radioactive to exactly the same degrees.
When a plant or animal dies it quits assimilating carbon 14 into its body. As time passes, the carbon 14 decays back to nitrogen 14. This means that the older the organic material is the less carbon 14 it will have. Thus one can date the object if certain conditions are met. Usually the assumption is made that the level of atmospheric carbon 14 has been constant over the last 20 to 30,000 years. But in order for this assumption to be true, the level of atmospheric nitrogen and the rate of cosmic ray bombardment also must have been constant over 30,000 years. The last assumption seems rather bold since the first measurements of the cosmic ray flux began in early part of the twentieth century…
The final assumption is that the rate of radioactive decay of carbon 14 dating does not change. The inconsistent aspect of the rate of carbon 14 decay is that it can be changed in the laboratory. John Lynde Anderson set up an experiment in which he altered the electric charge on a plate containing carbon 14… The rate of decay was radically altered by applying different electrical potentials to the carbon 14. The implications of this are far-reaching. For example, every time an electrical storm passed over an object in the ground, it could alter the rate of decay of the carbon 14. The electrical charge in the clouds and on the earth at such times would produce the same effect as Anderson produced in the laboratory.
So much for the theoretical considerations. There is no better way to illustrate the problems in carbon 14 than to show some examples. Yale University dated an antler three different times and got three different ages- 5,340 years, 9,310 years, and 10,320 years. The University of Michigan dated two specimens from the same stratigraphic positions (which means they should date the same) as being 1,430 and 2,040 years old (Mcdowell, J. 1981. Reasons Skeptics should consider Christianity. Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers).
Another consideration is that the earth’s magnetic field is decreasing. The earth’s magnetic field has been measured since the mid 1800s. Since that time it has shown a steady and consistent pattern of decrease to this day. If conditions were the same prior to the time of first measuring this, and we can assume that they were quite similar, at least within the last several thousand years, we can determine that there is no way that the earth could be older than 10,000 years. In fact, it is more likely that it is around 6,000 years old, just as the Bible teaches when we analyze genealogies and time frames from the book of Genesis onward. The earth’s magnetic field would simply have been too strong to support life, based on the consistent increments of change we have measured in the past two hundred years.
The next subtopic is the idea that mankind evolved from primordial sludge, by chance, over billions of years from a lower evolutionary form into modern man… This idea, suffice it to say, requires more faith than anything we could likely think of. How do complex organisms come into being from nothing? This is impossible and flies in the face of rationality. If there is a design and a genetic code, there must be a designer. Furthermore, Charles Darwin’s “Black Boxes” (the transitionary fossils he said would bear out his theory someday) do not exist. The DNA of a monkey is that of a monkey and the DNA of a human is that of a human. There are no missing links. The “apeman theory” is one of frauds, fiction, and fantasies.
There have been one or two fossils discovered which lay claim by some to be perfect “missing links”. Further to be noted, there were only about one or two fossils reported and not large numbers. Even these one or two fossils did not have any connection to being missing links. One of the most notable examples of the monkey ancestry theory is that of the Java man. The original evidence on which Java man became accepted as an ape-man amounted to nothing more than one leg bone, three teeth and part of a skull. The leg bone appeared human, while the skull resembled that of an ape. However, these two fossils were found 45 feet apart at a level in the rock, which also contained true human skulls. This latter fact was suppressed for many years.
Dubois, the man who discovered these fossils, announced at the end of his life that they were not the remains of an ape-man at all, but rather that the skull belonged to a giant gibbon (a type of monkey). The evolutionist world refused to accept what he said and “Java Man” was incorporated into school textbooks anyway. “Peking Man” and the “Piltdown Man” are two more fabrications that are an embarrassment to the theory of evolution. Incidently, it is this part of the theory of evolution that is the nemesis behind racism and white supremacist groups. The claim is that dark skinned people are less evolved and they try to draw parallels in appearances to “chimps”. We can see, however, that an evolutionary construct could draw this type of conclusion when everything else it claims is also fictitious.
The dinosaur issue is the last one to be discussed. Firstly, the term “dinosaur” did not originate prior to the mid 1800s. If a person looked up the term dinosaur in the dictionary prior to this time they would not have found such a word. Instead, the definition for the word dinosaur used to be “dragon”. Before the mid 1800s the “dragon” was a dictionary term, stating: “some still exist”. Evolution has attempted to place these creatures in a time frame that corresponds to it’s agenda- one that attempts to negate the Creation account.
The Bible clearly mentions dinosaurs, or “dragons” in several places as having lived at the same time as people (Job 40:15-24, and Job 41:1-21). Interestingly, when the Bible mentions that the Lord speaks to Job in the second of these Scripture references, in particular, the “Leviathan” breathes “fire” from its nostrils. Why are there so many accounts in ancient folklore of fire-breathing dragons? The answer lies here in these Scriptures. Furthermore, these creatures have actually been seen and hunted in remote parts of Africa up until recent decades.
Dinosaurs were reptiles. They share ancestry with contemporary reptiles and amphibians- only now, they have become much smaller. Some of their genetic ancestors still existed within the last hundred years and some still likely exist to this day.
Dinosaurs have become smaller due to the dynamics involved within the earth’s atmosphere prior to the flood. Prior to that time the earth did not have rain. The earth was encompassed in a canopy of ice. The Bible explains that God released this canopy in the form of heavy rainfall during the time of Noah. There was also water released from within the earth. Prior to this time, Earth’s atmosphere and atmospheric pressure was very different than today.
The atmospheric pressure was immense during the time prior to the flood. Plants grew bigger, animals grew bigger, and some people apparently grew bigger (there have been fossils found that show some ancient peoples were as tall as ten feet). This may account for what Genesis says in chapter 6: “there were giants on the earth in those days”… The atmospheric pressure would have been like that of a hypoberic oxygen chamber that is used for medicinal/healing purposes at certain hospitals, thus enabling some people and some animals to become quite large.
The Bible also states that people lived to be 900 years old during early portions of the Old Testament. Reptiles and amphibians or “dinosaurs” grew much larger also. And because the genetic makeup of these particular animals enabled them to grow very large, this continued in some of these reptiles or “dinosaurs” even after the flood. Eventually what was left of this genetic makeup was hunted to extinction. In the same way, many other animals have been made extinct over the years… There can be little doubt that dinosaurs were also on Noah’s ark.
Why has all this information been kept away from the public for so many years? It is because of slow and systematic brainwashing:
“Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying ‘where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep (died), all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.’ For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgement and destruction of ungodly men” (2Peter 3:3-6).
“Outside (of heaven) are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying”. (Revelation 22:15).
Jesus gave an account in Luke’s gospel of someone who did not repent. It was used by Jesus as a universal application. It stated what a person would experience immediately following his or her death. The quote is as follows: “I am in agony in this flame” (Luke 16:19-31)…
Jesus also made a great statement surrounding the unfortunate deaths of several people in the collapse of a tower near Jerusalem. Due to the tragic horror of the events, Jesus’ followers presumed those involved must have led particularly wicked lives to have encountered such a terrible fate. In his teaching, Jesus simply stated this: “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). In this statement, Jesus was not teaching about physical death, which we all will face, He was instead bringing a spiritual message- where the soul will go after death; whether we will go to eternal life with Him, or whether the body and soul will perish in hell (Matthew 18:8; Jude 1:7, 2Thessalonians 1:9).
Taking the preceding subject matter together as a whole, one particularly pointed verse from the New Testament jumps out at us: “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ; make no provisions to fulfil the lusts of the flesh” (Romans 13:14). Many individuals say this type of teaching is no longer for today. However, having now reviewed the theory of evolution in an objective manner, he or she who does not believe the Bible is indeed the one to be pitied most of all, especially in light of the manuscript evidence, archeological evidence and the predictive prophecies that have come to pass.
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Aloe Vera Juice has an effect unreplicated by other products I have researched to assist the gastro-intestinal tract remain healthy and functions as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent, as well as, a painkiller. It ensures a higher output of digestive enzymes and that the good bacterial population of the intestines is improved. It is helpful, therefore, in connection with Crohn’s Disease, Colitis and IBS. As an individual who has Crohn’s I can attest to the benefits of this product.
The functions of many different cell types within the immune system are improved with taking Aloe Vera, but one of the most dramatic is the increase in the work of the cells, which actively engulf and then digest bacteria. Aloe Vera has been demonstrated scientifically as effective against infection and tumors. One ingredient in Aloe Vera is a licensed medicine in the USA in the veterinary treatment of fibrosarcoma (cancer in dogs and cats). Aloe Vera juice will also clear the arteries of small blood clots, similarly to what Omega 3 oil can accomplish.
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Is God in control, or does man have a choice? This is a quotation from the book Chosen But Free, written by theologian Dr. Norman Geisler. I read this book some time ago and felt it was a good topic to look at in terms of God’s inerrant and infallible Word. Norman Geisler offers perspective on the Sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man. I do not necessarily hold to his view, nor do I reject it. His book and this topic is important. This article will also look at the institutes of John Calvin.
Norman holds a Doctorate degree in both philosophy and theology and has written many books. He is especially noted for his contributions to the subject of Christian Apologetics (defending the faith). This article will address the subject of God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility in salvation, and will quote directly from Dr. Geisler’s book “Chosen But Free” on occasion. The article will also look at the five points of Calvinism as they are addressed within the acronym TULIP. TULIP stands for: Total Depravity (of sinful man), Unconditional Election (instilled by God upon His elect), Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints (God’s elect will perservere till their end and will not die living in a life on unrepentant sin).
Before this subject is addressed, it should be noted that we can demonstrate that the Bible is divine rather than human in origin. We can establish this by means of the manuscript evidence that has been discovered over the past centuries, the archeological evidence, the predictive prophecies which have been fulfilled, and the science of statistical probabilities- that the Bible was written over a 1500 year period, on different continents, by different individuals and all of it pointing to man’s redemption by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. The Bible is the only book in the world, which can make this claim.
The Bible indicates that all are sinners (Romans 3:23, Genesis 2:17, 1John 1:8). Because God is unchanging and cannot accept sin, He cannot accept a sinful person in His all consuming presence. All people get what they deserve, which is to be sent to Hell (Revelation 21:8, Matthew 5:29-30). However, in God’s infinite mercy He has provided a way of salvation for those who receive it. The only way is through God the Son, Jesus Christ, He is imputed to the sinner as righteousness and acts as a substitute for the sinner when the sinner repents from all sin and places his faith in Christ alone (Acts 4:12, John 14:6, 1Corinthians 3:11, Luke 3:3).
To begin with, let’s look at the five points that Bible theologian John Calvin discussed based on what the Bible says about the Sovereignty of God. The first point to be discussed in the acronym is the letter “T”, which stands for Total Depravity. A traditional Calvinist perspective sites Romans 9:16 to establish that it is not man at all who has anything to do with his/her salvation but that salvation is brought about only by God. The verse states the following: “So then it is not of him who willeth, nor of him who runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy”. This seems unmistakable evidence that salvation “does not… depend on man’s desire (will)” (NIV). Sometimes, however, only emphasizing this one verse and others like it without consulting with the whole counsel of God can pose a stumbling block and this may be especially evident within evangelism.
Geisler’s response to this is that the Greek idea “of” in this verse can mean “out of” (John 1:13). It is a reference to the source of salvation, not the means by which we receive it, he states- and the Bible does tell us it is an act of our will in receiving it (John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8, etc). This happens in conjunction with the work of the Holy Spirit, Who impresses Himself upon everyone (John 16:7-11). The Bible clearly states that God is the one who initiated salvation, even before the world began (Ephesians 1:4). Only God can be the source of God’s saving mercy. However, as the Bible indicates later in Romans 9:22, we can reject God’s mercy. This is also stated in 2peter 3:9 and Acts 7:51.
The next point in the acronym is the letter “U”, which stands for Unconditional Election. Ephesians 1:5-11 states the following: God “predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will” Also, “he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ…” Again, “in him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will…” (1:5, 9, 11).
It is true, says Geisler, that there are no strings attached to the gift of salvation-it is unconditional. When election occurred-before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4)-the elect were not even created yet. God elected on His own, without any conditions that needed to be performed on the part of the elect. However, the question is not whether there are any conditions for God giving salvation; the question is whether there are any conditions for man receiving salvation.
Here the Bible seems to be very emphatic that faith is the condition for receiving God’s gift of salvation. We are “justified by faith” (Romans 5:1). We must “believe” on the Lord Jesus Christ” in order to be saved (Acts 16:31). “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). In response to Geisler, however, the Bible is also clear that our faith is “not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). However, this should bring us comfort knowing that God is sovereign and also gracious…
Some have rightly stated it might be foolish to get caught up in concerning ourselves with God’s Sovereignty and asking the question “am I really one of the elect; do I deserve to be”? The answer to this is no, because none of us deserve to be when we understand the holiness of God. Nevertheless, the command is to: “Believe (or follow) the Lord Jesus Christ”; “Whosover believes” (and continues to believe) will be saved (John 3:16).
This is our responsibility being exercised within the context of God’s sovereignty. If our inner being has been awakened to make a decision to cast ourself upon Christ, we must do it. In Romans we are told not to look into certain mysteries of God, His purposes and pleasure, but rather, in all things, we are to be thankful (Romans 9:17-21). It is also a mandate that we also ask of God and trust in God and that we not trust in ourselves (Matthew 7:7, Jeremiah 17:9).
The next part of the acronym is “L” which stands for limited atonement. Jesus said in Mathew 20:16, “Many are called, but few chosen”. While God knew that only the elect would believe (Acts 13:48), He desires all to be saved (2Peter 3:9, 1 Timothy 2:4). Thus, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son” (John 3:16) to provide an atoning sacrifice for the sins of “the whole world” (1John 2:2). Since God called all, He provided salvation for all and commanded all to repent (Acts 17:30) and believe (Acts 16:31).
The “I” in the acronym stands for Irresistible Grace. One of the texts that comes to the forefront is Exodus 7:3-4, where we read: “I (God) will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and…he will not listen to you”. We can also look at the account in its entirety by studying other passages. The Bible says Pharaoh’s heart “grew hard” (Exodus 7:13, 7:14, 22). It also states that Pharaoh hardened his heart (Exodus 8:15), and that “Pharaoh’s heart grew hard the more God worked on it” (Exodus 8:19). While it is true that God knew it would happen (Exodus 4:21), God’s Word also indicates Pharaoh hardened his heart first and God also hardened Pharaoh’s heart later (Exodus 9:12, 10:1, 20, 27). This demonstrates that Pharaoh was responsible for his actions.
Some say that God only hardens people’s hearts if they go on in continuous unbelief (John 12:37). Finally, parallel passages by Paul the Apostle, support the idea that it is man doing the initial hardening, not God. Romans 2:5 asserts, “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourself…”. Another point brought out by Geisler is that things that eventually seem “irresistible” may not have been so to begin with. For example, sin only becomes unavoidable when one freely rejects what is right and the conscience becomes hardened or seared. This is referenced in 1Timothy 4:2. Likewise, righteousness becomes irresistible when we yield to God’s grace.
Another verse that can be rightly brought forth is 1Corinthians 2:14, which states: “But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them”. The word “receiveth” in the Greek (dekomai) means “to welcome”. It simply affirms that while persons do perceive the truth (Romans 1:20), they do not receive it. There is no welcome in his heart for what he knows in his head. A person has the truth, but is holding it down or suppressing it (Romans 1:18).
The last point in the acronym is Perseverance of the Saints. This means that the Christian who is truly was saved or being saved, will persevere in the faith. The Christian will not simply be a Christian for a little while, but will persevere in his/her faith.
There are several verses to consider, which provide insight into this subject. Jesus says of those who are truly saved “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned” (John 5:24); “By this gospel you are saved if you hold firmly to the Word I preached to you” (2Corinthians 15:2).
Jesus speaks of Himself and His Word when He teaches in Matthew 13. He states the following in verses 4-9: “Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had little earth: and afterward they sprung up and they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because of the lack of depth in their root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and overtook them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some one hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who has ears to hear, let him hear”.
Everyone in the world has a responsibility to Jesus Christ and His message, even if one may think they do not. Romans chapter one tells us that everyone has the light of creation and the light of conscience- this holds true for anyone, anywhere in the world… When people do not respond to these two elements (regardless of what cult they may be involved with), they will not be revealed the truth of Christ. Jesus illustrates this further in the parable above and I will make reference to the study notes of Theologian Dr. John MacArthur to illustrate what Jesus meant in His parable. It is represented in the following points:
1) The gospel never penetrated the souls of the first people mentioned in the parable; the Devil snatched it away right from the start (seed on the side of the road). One might think of African headhunters, those steeped in family religion or traditions, or cultural practices that lead to blindness. God can override this, of course, but these are typical examples that come to mind.
2) These next people made only an emotional decision- they remain followers of Christ only until there is a sacrifice to be made or are persecuted, then they fall away (seed on the rocky places).
3) The third professors of the faith make a superficial commitment also, but they can’t break from the love of money, love of the world and winning the favor of people- James 4:4 (seed among the thorns).
This verse is communicating that those who will truly be saved and persevere through tough times will be those who have forsaken all they have in life to put Christ first and have everything flow from Him. Christianity cannot merely be a shallow profession, it must be one that affects your entire life forever. All sin in life must be rooted out. You cannot make any agreements with sin.
Revelation 2:26 states that the “overcomer” will be the one who is truly saved: “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations”. Revelation 3:5 says: “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life…”. There is no question that the Christian will still sin (1John 1), however the Christian will not stay in a pattern of habitual sin continuously.
The Christian will be someone who knows they are weak and that they are utterly corrupt and prone to sin in thought, word and deed. They will be meek (they will not have an arrogant attitude, nor will they filled with concern for their own personal rights), they will also be humble (giving thanks to God for all things), and they will be also have a gentle attitude (Matthew 5:1-12).
They will not remain in an habitual practice of fornication, which is sex outside of one partner marriage, or any sexual union outside marriage, including pornography- Matthew 5:28. Nor will they be an extortionist for the love of money (like Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus). Further to this, they will not continue in a life of habitual drunkenness, drugs or pleasure seeking (1Corinthians 6:9). Those who go on and on in these sins demonstrate they have not repented and put their faith in Christ. This is the mark of someone who is not walking in love (filled by the Spirit-Ephesians 5). Simply put, this is someone who is not right with God and who must find repentance by coming to the end of self and casting their trust upon the compassion and grace of Christ alone.
Being “Spirit Filled” is another consideration that is often misunderstood. The Word tells us that the believer is to live a “peaceful and quiet life” (1 Timothy 2:1-2); and to give all an answer for their hope in Christ with “meekness and fear of the Lord” (1Peter 3:15). These directives are absent in many church circles today.
There are many people who believe that approaching a Christian life this way is not one of being “Spirit filled”. This is shocking, but true. Those who embrace this perspective are slipping into apostasy from the faith. Amusements and entertainments in the church and outside the church characterize the lifestyles of many who attend a church today. There is also an emphasizes on a “Pentecostal Movement” or the return of the “Charismata” (miracles, speaking in tongues, signs and wonders etc). This has been referred to as the “Charismatic Movement”, popularized recently from the 1960s onward.
Those who teach this movement refer to the first book of 1Corinthians in particular and reference speaking in “tongues”. In context, however, this passage is referring to speaking in another “language”. While there was a time during the book of Acts and during the first century time of Pentecost that God enabled miracles, the ability to understand foreign languages, and other supernatural phenomena to build the early church, this was not to continue after a certain time.
What is commonly referred to as “cessation” is explained by the Apostle Paul in 1Corinthians 13:8 where he states the following: “Love never fails, but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues (the sudden ability to understand and speak a foreign language), they will cease; if there is knowledge (extra Biblical words of knowledge), it will be done away… This of course, stands to reason.
Do we see people who suddenly grow new limbs? Or who the ability to understand and explain to others a foreign language they have never learned? The answer, of course, is no- as much as some Pentecostals hype themselves up, imagine or hope that this may be true.
The Apostle Paul spent a long time discussing this topic with the church in Corinth because it was a church in chaos (just like much of the Pentecostal Movement today is in chaos). The Corinthian Church had been affected by the sorcery/sex cults of the region. Part of those cult movements involved babbling incantations. Notably, this is what many modern Pentecostals do also. These characteristics are not attributable to being “Spirit Filled”, but are actually quite the opposite, which will be explained later on.
Another element that went along with the church in Corinth was that there were even more blatant indications that there were individuals in the church who were not Spirit filled. 1Corinthians 6:9 states: “Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (cross dressers), nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. In the book of 2Corinthians we find out that some eventually repented of those sins, but others did not and went on to damnation. Are all Pentecostals unbelievers then? This is not the suggestion. However, the movement as a whole should be avoided because it is one of confusion.
Being “spirit filled” is based on a special relationship one has with God through repentance from sin. It has nothing to do with “speaking in tongues”, “healing” or having so-called supernatural visions. The believer’s pattern of life is to look a certain way and this is the key element. This is nowhere better explained than in Ephesians 5 where we read the following:
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.”
Notice the “silly talk”… “filthiness”… “coarse jesting”. What is the nemesis of this? The answer is pride and sin. It is the work of fallen man under the influence of the devil. And it will lead to damnation. This type of preaching on holiness, true repentance and sorrow for sin must be emphasized, while Pentecostalism should be avoided as a false teaching of confusion.
In bringing this part of the discussion to a conclusion, the best way to ensure that a person has made an appropriate profession of their Christian faith and is “Spirit filled”, is to emphasize that one must believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh who lived, died, and rose again on the third day, and is a substitute for the penalty of sin. The person must receive Jesus Christ by faith as their own Savior and demonstrate their trust in Him by forsaking all sin with God’s help. Also that this forsaking of a sin must be a lifelong commitment, asking for God’s grace to do so- even to the point of death, if needs be. It must also be explained that failure to do so will bring the “second death”- being cast into Hell by God (Matthew 10:28, 2Peter 2:4, Revelation 22:15).
After having taken a look at this topic, we come to the conclusion that our loving God has sent His son to die for the sins of the whole world. No one is ever be able to say that God does not love the world. He offers His salvation freely to those who will receive Him and repent from their sins. However, the believer will understand that in light of God’s holiness and his own depravity, Christianity is not a soft option. Many people have been and continue to be condemned (Romans 1:26) because of the hardness of their own hearts (1Timothy 4:2).
However, for us who are being saved and sanctified it is imperative to follow what Jesus said: “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and then looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God”. (Luke 9:62). Abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him at His coming. “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of him” (1John 2).
A Christian will not go on and on in an unbroken pattern of sin in their life. There will be repentance and faith in Christ. The true believer will also believe in the correct nature of who Christ is: “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God” (1John 2-3). Both the full humanity and full Deity of Christ must be maintained.
It is not us that does the saving, it is Christ. Jesus says: “without me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). And without the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, through the proclamation of the Word of God, everyone would go to Hell… Man is born with a sin nature. Everyone must be “born again” (John 3:3). A popular quote is John 3:16, but is just as important John 3:19, which says: “And here is the condemnation, light has come into the world, but men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil”. “Today if you hear His voice, don’t harden your heart” (Hebrews 3:15).
Nutrition is a very important aspect of our daily well being. It is connected to both our physical and spiritual health. The Bible communicates that it is God’s will that we not only prosper spiritually but that our bodies prosper as well (see 3John). The importance of the two working together synergistically is certain, but often overlooked. We are honor our Maker when we treat ourselves well (1Corinthians 6:13-19). Godly living is the most important aspect of life, but physical exercise does have some value also.
Some of the doctors which I would like to acknowledge and thank for their contributions to this article are: Dr. Richard DuBois, an infectious disease researcher, specializing in HIV/AIDS, and Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neuroscientist, Jackson, Mississippi. Special acknowledgement also goes to several doctors from which the majority of the dietary recommendations in this article have come. Dr. Humbart Santillo, author of the book Food Enzymes the Missing Link and inventor of “Juice Plus+” fruits and vegetables in a capsule. Dr. Mitra Ray is a Biochemist for the American Cancer Society and a Stanford University graduate who is acknowledged in the medical field for discovering an enzyme.
Nutrition consultants outline key components required for excellent health. The following is a list of what we want in our diet: Carbohydrates, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals, Fat and Fiber. In contrast, here is what we don’t want: Sugar that is not mixed with fiber, fat that is derived from sugar, or hydrogenated fat (fat from cooking and deep-frying).
The average person should consume five to ten servings of raw fruits and vegetables per day (according to the Canadian Cancer Society). We also need to eat a wide variety of different ones. It is also recommended that we should not consume vitamin pills as the method of providing daily nutritional requirements. Vitamin pills separate the antioxidant from the natural food source.
As a product of the natural elements from which we are created, we should feed ourselves with the unprocessed whole food source as much as possible. Whole foods, with their proper balance of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, enzymes, and fiber is what’s best for our bodies. Without long explanations, here are the highly recommended fruits: apple, orange or grapefruit, pineapple, cranberry, peach, and cherry. The vegetables that we most benefit from according to science are: broccoli, spinach, kale, tomato, parsley, carrot, and beat. These combinations give us all the vitamins from A to E.
Unfortunately we must now be careful with leafy greens and fish products as of 2011… Because of the Tsunami in Japan and radiation that continues to spew (which Globalist propaganda mongers have said is safe) radioactive isotope levels are actually at dangerous levels within Pacific seafood and also leafy green vegetables, where radiation tends to bioaccumulate. Dairy products are also being affected. Talk to Chris for suggestions on how to mitigate this concern.
Carbohydrates will be discussed briefly in this next passage. Contrary to some dieting philosophies, carbs are essential. Carbs coming from fruits and vegetables are great because generally they mix refined sugars with adequate levels of fiber. This is important because fiber slows down the movement of sugar to the blood serum. This fiber lessens the sudden “impact” of sugar to the body. Sugar without fiber causes a “high glycemic index”. Eating foods which are high glycemic index causes blood sugar levels to be thrown off balance, causing a high release of insulin, until eventually, the body can no longer create insulin on its own. This is how diabetes occurs.
High glycemic index foods also cause cancer. Non-refined sugar (pure white or brown sugar) kills white blood cells in the blood. White blood cells are our cancer fighting cells and they fight cancer daily. Here is a list of carbohydrate foods to stay away from: white pasta, white or brown bread and white rice. All of these foods are high glycemic index, which means they are low in fiber. If you are athletic you can get away with eating a little of these foods, otherwise, they will be stored as excessive fat. Obviously, candies and other processed sugar snacks are probably the worst things we could eat. Sugar is your enemy. Anything, which contains added sugar, should be avoided. This means almost everything that the average North American eats. Here are some things you should not be consuming on a regular basis: many frozen juices from concentrate, flavour crystals (pure sugar), ice cream, cakes, potato chips and many salad dressings.
The next consideration is fiber. Fruits and vegetables, again, is the best thing we can eat. They contain lots of fiber, especially dense leafy ones such as broccoli, and spinach. It should be noted that broccoli and spinach also contain vitamin E and calcium, which is especially dangerous to take in a pill form. A study in Finland showed that taking vitamin E and Beta Carotene in a pill form could actually cause cancer. This is because they are not water soluble in a pill form. The human body requires about thirty grams of fiber per day. All bran flakes, muslix, or all grain bread are also good sources of fiber.
Regarding minerals that your body requires, other than the ones found in the above-mentioned vegetables, the most important one to consider is extra calcium and magnesium. Calcium is found in broccoli, kale and spinach and, of course, dairy products. Likely around 75% of the North American population is low in magnesium (as of 2008). However, organic all grain breads, made without traditional flour, are high in magnesium, as are some bottled spring waters.
Another thought in connection with calcium for discussion is the controversy surrounding dairy products. Dairy products, depending upon whom you speak with are either good or bad. One thing that is certain, however, cow’s milk is really not good for adults (as we get older, we lose the lactic enzyme that our body needs to break down cow’s milk). Instead of cow’s milk, we can drink Soymilk for women (high in estrogen) and for men, they may consider having fresh-squeezed orange juice with added calcium, instead. Conventional Soymilk is extremely high in protein and calcium. This should, however, be non-GMO Soy (non-genetically modified soy bean). Some other sources of calcium might be cottage cheese, or yogourt (these cultured dairy products are easier to digest).
It is interesting to note that our body really does not need to intake high amounts of calcium, contrary to some popular belief. The reason why many individuals suffer with osteoporosis may be because we often eat too much protein. High protein intake creates high uric acid levels in the body, which, in some popular theory must be neutralized by calcium. One study shows that the Eskimo Indians, who have a high percentage of osteoporosis, consume 2000 milligrams of calcium a day. The problem is, though, they also consume 240-400 grams of protein per day from fish, Whale, and Walrus meat.
Another interesting study comes from the “Journal of Clinical Research” in the mid 1980’s from researchers at Michigan State University. It showed male vegetarians over the age of 65 had only a 3% average measurable bone loss, while their meat-eating counterparts had 18%. For women it was even more critical. The women vegetarians had 7%, while those who ate meat had a staggering 35%! The type of protein (whether it is from animals or not) is why Naturopath, Doctor Humbart Santillo, for example, does not recommend getting protein from any type of meat, cheese, or dairy products. This type of protein seems to be the type, which especially leads to high uric acid levels in the body. However interesting this research may be, it might also be a bit unrealistic for the average person to pursue.
Protein is still a very important aspect of our diet. We should eat a little bit of protein with every meal. One common belief is that it should be about the size of the palm of our hand. Protein contains necessary amino acids. Proteins create enzymes in the body, which cause chemical reactions, stimulating the body. The body cannot produce amino acids on its own. It is essential, then, that we consume enough protein. And the more a person does exercise, the more protein they will also require, especially if muscles are being strained. The egg contains the perfect amino acid profile for the human body. Some other good sources of protein are soy products, tofu, textured vegetable protein (TVP), cottage cheese, fish, chicken, and turkey. Once more, some nutritionists discourage the use of any meat (including chicken) and any dairy products (including yogurt and cottage cheese), but opinions vary. Red meat, however, should not be eaten, generally, on a daily basis. Once or twice per week may be sufficient. Red meat is a good source of iron that cannot be obtained alternatively.
Fat is also a very important and, sadly, very misunderstood topic. Obviously, obesity is something that ought to be avoided. It should be noted, though, that some individuals simply have a larger bone structure and, hence, are bigger individuals. They may give the illusion of being fat, but one must consider different body types that exist and that having a larger or smaller bone structure, gives different appearances.
A common belief some years ago was that if a person eats “low fat” foods they will necessarily lose weight. This is not true. Of course, eating lower fat amounts is helpful, but if we deprive ourselves of all fat, the body will think there is a famine and will store the fat that it has. Fat is an important part of our diet. Some good fat are ones that come from raw nuts, seeds, and from fish. Salmon, or Omega 3 fish oil pills are excellent and can be taken on a daily basis. With Japan spewing radiation (as of 2011) it it recommended that your fish oil come from Scandinavia. Fish oil acts as an anti-inflammatory and can also help with constipation. This may be common knowledge, but still a good reminder- hydrogenated fats obviously should be avoided (fats that are cooked, especially deep fried foods). Cooked fats, be it from Macdonald’s, or even roasted nuts, clog the arteries and cause heart complications.
Exercising is the other part of the equation when attempting to deal with obesity or even being overly skinny or “gaunt” looking. It is also recommended that we drink a glass of red wine each day. Drinking red wine in moderation is a way to clear out clogged arteries without consuming all the added sugar that we find in conventional frozen grape juice.
The last consideration, albeit, a very important one, is that we always want to eat as much of our food raw as possible. This is especially true regarding fruits and vegetables or fruit and vegetable powders. The fruit and vegetable powders that are available from health food stores are “freeze dried” (a product called Juice Plus+ can be taken instead). Freeze-drying destroys the enzymatic benefit of the powders. Another interesting fact is that cooking foods over 120 Fahrenheit destroys all the enzymes in the food. Food with no enzymes is dead food. This makes the food very hard to digest and causes the body to send out stored enzymes from the pancreas to break down food proteins, bringing a depletion in the body. While we have just eaten the food to gain some enzymatic benefit we have just lost the enzymes we already had. The only other way to combat the problem of overprocessed and overcooked food is to take a digestive enzyme in a pill form, available at your local health food store.
Many people consume vitamins to augment their nutrition levels. Vitamin pills, however, are not whole food. Only whole fruits and vegetables have vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytochemicals that work together in synergy in a way our bodies can recognize and assimilate.
Separating the antioxidant from the natural food source into vitamins can even be toxic. Non water-soluble pills like vitamin E and Beta-Carotene can actually be harmful in a pill form. A ten year study in Finland showed some indication that these vitamins may even have caused Cancer. Also, the bioavailability (what the body can assimilate) of vitamin pills in general, is low. The liver is put under strain and most of the vitamin ends up exiting the body as waste, never entering the blood stream. The body is not geared for fragmented supplementation. It finds vitamin pills difficult to recognize and assimilate because it is not whole food. Whole fruits and vegetables are irreplaceable. They should also be eaten raw for antioxidant benefit.
Antioxidants are chemicals that fight free radical damage in the body. Free radicals are produced whenever we burn food for energy. Free radicals cause sickness, disease, and aging (basically, body breakdown). Any food cooked over 120 Fahrenheit kills all the enzymes (which are the catalysts of our food), so cooked vegetables have lesser antioxidant value. Raw fruits and vegetables also contain many phytochemicals, which can only be found in fruits and vegetables in their natural state.
Juice Plus+ distribution began in 1997. Juice Plus+ is 17 different fruits and vegetables plus fiber in two capsules. It contains all the vitamins from A to E. The difference between Juice Plus+ and other products in recent years, is that JP+ is not freeze dried. Freeze drying destroys the enzymes. Enzymes are the catalysts that make the product work in the body.
One daily serving of four capsules is equivalent to the vitamin C from four oranges, the beta-carotene from three carrots, and the vitamin E from several servings of spinach. The blood plasma level changes for key antioxidants after one month of Juice Plus+ seem to be substantial. JP+ uses a fruit and vegetable dehydration which does not denature the fruits and vegetables. The fruit blend contains: apples, oranges, pineapples, cranberries, peaches, acerola cherries, prunes,dates, and papayas. The vegetable blend contains: carrots, barley, parsley, beets, kale, broccoli, cabbage, oats, spinach, and tomatoes.
Juice Plus+ has recently added the “Vineyard Blend”, which consists of nine different berries. This product for some may be less essential than the fruit and vegetable blend, but it should be noted that berries contain flavonoids (or bioflavonoids) that are exclusive to berries. Flavonoids are antioxidants that combat certain diseases. The Vineyard Blend is another good product offered by Juice Plus+.
The renowned American Medical Journal backs Juice Plus+ and that publication rarely makes such claims on consumer products. Juice Plus’s manufacturing technique is a proprietary secret, but uses fully ripened, organically grown fruits and vegetables. Independent studies in several other medical journals like Current Therapeutic, Integrative Medicine, and Nutrition Research, have shown the following changes in blood antioxidant levels after taking Juice Plus+ for 28 days.
Beta-carotene levels up 510% on average.
Alpha-carotene levels up 119% on average.
Lycopene (the red pigment in tomatoes that fights cancer) levels up 2046% on average.
DNA damage down 66% on average.
This product seems to still make the most sense of any health supplements that are available.