Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Murder, Madness and the Hare Krishnas

On a crisp fall day in 1965, as America reeled from the riots in Watts and Selma, and students marched on Washington protesting the bombing of North Vietnam, a 70 year old guru stepped off a steamer in New York. He had $7 in his pocket, the phone number of a friend, and a few cooking utensils. By the time he died twelve years later, Swami Prabhupada and his followers had built an empire on America's disaffected youth, amassing a fortune and establishing over 100 temples worldwide. The Hare Krishnas became a fixture on the American landscape. With their shaved heads and saffron robes they took to the streets chanting, pounding drums and clanging cymbals, selling incense, books and magazines. However, as the elderly swami lay dying in India, seeds were sown that would destroy his legacy. As his followers fought among themselves to be his successor, the movement began to splinter and grew dark and billigerent. His death signaled the horrors to follow. One guru used funds to produce his own rock albums and acquire an arsenal of firearms. Another claimed to converse with Krishna while high on LSD. Devotees abused women and children. The most ambitious and cruel of all of them was Kirtanananda Swami Bhaktipada who established West Virginia's New Vrindavan community, a center for drugs and racketeering, complete with "enforcers" who punished and even murdered those who dissented. Join us this Friday at 8:00 p.m. as we interview Henry Doktorski, a former member of that community, as he shares his experiences, his break from the cult, and his subsequent research into the life and activities of Kirtanananda Swami- the mad guru.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ways You Can Be A Blessing

On tonight's (7/24/15) broadcast of Vexilla Regis Radio we discussed ways you can put your faith into action and do something to change your world. One of those ways is to help our guest Mike Ray, a disabled military Veteran, purchase a much needed scooter so he has the mobility to get around as the rest of us. Please follow this link and give whatever Our Lord puts on your heart to give.

Help A Disabled Veteran

The next way you can help is simply to visit the following link and sign the petition to free Patriarch Irenaeos. Not sure who he is? It is all explained at the link. This is a horrible human rights violation that needs to be addressed, but won't be unless you add your voice to the cause.

Free Patriarch Irenaeos!

Remember, Christ said, "If you've done it unto the least of these my brethren, you've done it unto me."

Do something for Christ. Support these worthy causes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Muslim Brotherhood, the USA and Conspiracy

Many have expressed concern over the connections between both the Bush administration and the Obama administration, and the Muslim Brotherhood. As might be expected these connections run long and deep and have incredible impact on American foreign and domestic policy. It should concern every American that a militant Islamic group has such close ties with and influence on American interests, both foreign and domestic. Is there a conspiracy to undermine the nation? Does conspiracy even play a role at all in American history? And what does it mean for you personally if it does? Friday night 7/24 we have two amazing guests. First we have Mike Ray, a veteran JFK assassination investigator and researcher who has also investigated the Vince Foster case, and many other conspiracies in American political circles. Also joining us will be frequent Vexilla Regis Radio guest Paul Collins who will share with us the results of his investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood and its influence on both the Bush and Obama administrations. This is not a show to miss! You deserve the truth and Vexilla Regis Radio is giving it to you! Tune in Friday 7/24 at 8:00 pm eastern!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Marxist Infiltration of the Vatican

Many traditional minded Catholics have been shocked by the direction of the Catholic Church since the Second Vatican Council. Organizations promoting Liberation Theology, homosexuality, Marxism, and Socialism operate openly under the auspices of various "Catholic" charities, community groups, etc. It becomes obvious fairly quickly that the Vatican itself isn't immune to these dangerous ideologies, and that there has been a Marxist infiltration of the Catholic Church.

Joining us on Vexilla Regis Radio, July 17th starting at 8 p.m. eastern will be Michael Hichborn. Michael is the president of the Lepanto Institute. Formerly, he spent 8 years as the American Life League's Director of the Defend the Faith project. He has written prolifically on the funding of abortion, birth control, homosexuality, and the Marxist ideologies being promoted by Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Christendom College, and a Master's Degree in Education from American Intercontinental University.

If you want to know who the enemies behind the scene are, you'll want to hear this broadcast!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Unholy Secrets, Unholy Lies

When "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" was published and hit the market, it created an entire genre of fringe thought. Myths of the Merovingian bloodline, a Gnostic Jesus who married Mary Magdalene, and a web of occultism became the rage, creating spin-off books, films, and "documentaries". Michael Baigent, the co-author of the book, liked to think of himself as a speculative theorist and researcher. Truthfully he was a modern myth maker, a Freemasonic Grand Officer of the United Grand Lodge of England, editor of Freemasonry Today, and a trustee of the Canonbury Masonic Research Center. Of course, these little facts put Baigent's writings in perspective. Criticized by legitimate historians and researchers he continued to promote his peculiar myths until his death in 2013.

But there is much more to know about Baigent himself, as well as his myths. Things that, up to this point, have remained relatively unknown- perhaps even secret. Unholy secrets and unholy lies.

Join us this Friday evening at 8:00 pm eastern for Vexilla Regis Radio, broadcasting live from IPBN Alternative Talk Radio as we explore indepth the strange world of Michael Baigent and blow the lid off these secrets with investigative journalist Paul Collins!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A People Who Are Not, by John C. Calloway

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23).

God forbid; but we insist. Christ stands and knocks, but we break and enter. Grace for granted is extorted abundance. These are the etymological implications of misappropriated Christianity, curated by the theological mathe-magicians of anathematized ambiguity. These are the overpopulated peculiarities of fallacious profession, who in time past gambled their eternal future for time being. These are the many self-made men made sinners by a man-made disobedience. These are the many who were called, but answered only to so-called. These are the many that “knew” the Lord that never knew them.

“I set thee a watchman,” whose blind ambition watched out for itself, and whose own blown horn warned no one. These are the many that were sound asleep while under obligation to sound alarms. “Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” (2 Peter 3:4). These are the many whose existing states of affairs were falsified senses of securities, and whose forms of godliness were the glorified norms of society. These are the many whose willful ignorance was wily bliss, who departed “from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1), “proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words” (1 Timothy 6:4), “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7), not enduring “sound doctrine; but after their own lusts,” heaping “to themselves teachers, having itching ears” (2 Timothy 4:3) and a sweet truth for Good and Evil flavored rot. “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:20).

“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:24).

These are the lectern-leaning academics highly educated in human reasoning, and armchair-reclining bibliophiles well versed in books about the Bible. These are the cults of personality who “by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:18) with the sounding brass and tinkling cymbals of “declarations of faith” and extra-biblical “revelations,” and whose “signs, wonders, and miracles” were health, wealth, and prosperity. “There were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies” (2 Peter 2:1). These are the masters of ceremonies whose choreographed programs were ubiquitously sensitive to the delicate “needs” of the average thief in the corporate temple instead of an audacious moving of the Holy Spirit, and whose church growth models saved seats instead of souls. These are the self-help gurus that played nice with God’s “unconditional love,” and turned the other cheek for an open display of shame. These are the jukebox heroes that felt their way around with hands-up “experiences” that worshiped “worship” with the vain repetition of improvisational superfluity. “Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding” (Proverbs 23:23). The bestselling pursuit of happiness is a poor imitation of the priceless possession of holiness.

Read the full article in the latest issue of Vexilla Regis Journal.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

From Jesus to the Church

Did Jesus intend to found a church separate from Judaism? Who were the very first followers of Jesus? And how did a clash between two families—the family of Jesus on one hand and the family of high priest Annas and their aristocratic allies on the other—eventually lead to the formation of Christianity?

Our guest this Friday July 3rd is best-selling author Dr. Craig A. Evans. Join us as we look at how a tumultuous chain of events from 30-70 CE—beginning with Jesus's entry into Jerusalem and subsequent crucifixion and ending with the destruction of the temple—led to the separation between the followers of Jesus and other Jews. Topics include the following: 1) whether Jesus actually intended to found the Christian Church; 2) the ways in which Jesus's proclamation of the "Kingdom of God" relate to the Christian Church; 3) the role of James, brother of Jesus, in the new movement in Jerusalem; 4) the tension between James and Paul in the matter of law and works; 5) the conflict between the families and followers of Jesus and those of the high priest Annas before the destruction of the temple; and 6) the aftermath of the Jewish rebellion, whereby the Church moved away from its Jewish roots.

New Testament scholar, Craig Evans, is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received his M.Div. from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California. He has also been awarded the D.Habil. by the Karoli Gaspard Reformed University in Budapest. A well-known evangelical scholar throughout the world, he is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

After teaching one year at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Evans taught at Trinity Western University in British Columbia for twenty-one years, where he directed the graduate program in Biblical Studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

Author and editor of more than sixty books and hundreds of articles and reviews, Professor Evans has given lectures at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Yale and other universities, colleges, seminaries and museums, such as the Field Museum in Chicago, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He also regularly lectures and gives talks at popular conferences and retreats on the historical Jesus, Archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible.

Along with countless interviews on radio networks across Canada and the US, Evans has been seen on Dateline NBC, CBC, CTV, Day of Discovery, and many documentaries aired on BBC, The Discovery Channel, History Channel, History Television and others. He also has served as a consultant for the National Geographic Society and for The Bible miniseries, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

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