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Newsletter Dated: 3/7/2007 10:27:37 AM
Subject: Glimpses of the Paranormal
VOL. IV ISSUE V
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Again, I must apologize for being inconsistent with sending out my monthly newsletter. However, hopefully this is better late than never!
This month, rather than present someone else's story, I'd like to focus on two issues that have been in the news recently.
First of all, there is the new documentary presented recently on Vision TV here in Canada (as well as in several other countries around the world) by three-time Academy Award winner James Francis Cameron entitled: The Jesus Family Tomb. If you've heard about this film, you know that Cameron claims to have uncovered the family tomb in Talpiyot, a suburb of Jerusalem.
The documentary has many Christians up in arms because Cameron sought to prove that Jesus did not rise from the dead. In fact, he claims the ostuary of Jesua (Jesus) son of Joseph even contains His bones. In the 2000-year-old tomb where this was found, there were also ostuaries for Joseph, Mary, Mary Magdelene, Mathew, Jofa and Juda, son of Jesua (Jesus).
The film presented evidence that Jesus and Mary Magdelene were actually husband and wife, and also had a son names Juda. While many religious scholars agreed that this was an amazing find, others outrightly refused to even consider that Jesus married and had a son. They say, the names found on the caskets (there were 10 in all, but one was missing) are simply coincidence.
DNA testing has also been done on some of the remains and Cameron further sought to establish the facts by noting that certain relationships, such as mother and son or husband and wife were confirmed.
I watched this documentary Tuesday night and was quite surprised by the amount of evidence that was collected showing that the cave really could be the burial site of Jesus and members of His family. That forced me to really think about what I had been raised to believe and what I had learned from reading the Bible.
The crux of the problem lies with the fact that if Jesus was buried in Talpiyot, did He really rise from the dead. People are speculating that this wouldn't be possible, since He was laid to rest in a tomb in central Jerusalem after his crucifixion. Roman soldiers then sealed the tomb, believing that would stop any resurrection that the people of the time believed would occur.
For centuries, people have traveled from around the world to what was believe to be the tomb of Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the old city of Jerusalem. Christians around the world believe Jesus rose from the dead and was taken up to heaven. They believe He will return someday in a ďsecond coming.
With this supposedly new evidence disputing that belief, Christians are outraged. However, I don't see it as a problem for Jesus to have survived the crucifixion and gone on to have a family. I believe what is most important here, is to remember and revere the words and values of this person and the beauty of His soul.
Would it be so difficult to imagine that Jesus might have faked His death with the help of His family? We know that the church elders and the Romans wanted Him dead and if they had failed the first time, they would have gone after Him again.
As some of you may already know, I saw and spoke with Jesus during a near death experience in 1998. For me, He is real. He was, He is and always will be. His soul lived on after death and guess what? So will yours. That was one of his most profound messages: life everlasting.
If you're in Canada, this documentary will air again on March 10 at 8 p.m on Vision TV.
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Well, I've got some good news. There are finally a couple of programs that actually pay. These are certainly no get-rich-quick schemes and if you read about one, don't believe it!
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All you have to do is sign up and then respond to emails that are sent to you by clicking on a link. For each click, you get paid. Of course, if you refer others, you will get paid even more, so it all depends on the amount of time you want to put into this. Either way, we're only talking about minutes here and I think you'll be glad you did.
Why not join me in our efforts to Take Back The Internet!
Have You Heard The Angels Sing?
A report by WND claims that angelic voices have been captured singing on tape. This has sparked a flurry of interest with some readers reporting similar experiences and others casting doubt on the phenomenon. Some even noted to a 1970s gospel song that could be the source of one of the mysterious recordings.
It seems 76-year-old Christian author Jim Bramlett of Lake Mary, Fla. posted a collection of recordings on the Internet that he believes are angels singing. There is no doubt in my mind that he may have taped the real thing, because Iíve heard the angels sing myself on two different occasions. When I listened to a couple of the tapes on this retired Air Force officerís site, it brought chills and wonderful memories flooding back to me. You can hear them here: http://www.choicesforliving.com/spirit/angels/angels.htm
There are recordings from locations in the U.S. and one from China.
"I have four specific recordings of angels singing in church settings," Bramlett told WND. "It happened supernaturally. There's no other explanation. It's either from God or from the devil, and I don't think the devil is in the business of worshipping Jesus."
Sharon Smith, a retired oncology nurse in Fort Smith, Ark., told WND she heard songs like the recorded ones while in bed with intense pain from tearing her ribcage muscles.
"I had no pain medications nor any kind of alcoholic beverage to relieve the pain," Smith said. "Not only did I hear this 'angelic' singing, but I also 'heard' two voices state, 'We can't reach her lying in this position.' I am not psychotic, nor a drug abuser."
A Charlottesville, Va., woman says she also experienced an "angelic choir" twice in her life. The first time was 14 years ago while she was taking care of her newborn baby.
"It had what sounded like a professional full orchestra and a score that was written for a huge movie," said J.S., preferring her full name not be disclosed. "It was absolutely awesome to listen to. It was 'distant' (as if listening to music from outdoors through closed windows), but full, moving, touching, beautiful and totally awesome. I knew the longer I listened that I was not listening to a tape, but to an angelic choir worshipping the Lord."
This sounds just like what I heard on those two occasions! I find it very exciting to know that others have experienced the same thing.
One WND reader said has heard angels singing in worship services, but thinks the Bramlett tapes may be just a publicity stunt.
"People may say I am nuts. I really don't care, because I know how people in our congregation sing, and know when there's something more," said William Howard of Miami, Fla. "But these recordings on this website follow a pattern, of certain notes struck at a higher strength, which one some electronic keyboards can bet set to trigger sounds like string sections, organ sounds, or even as here, a patch that sounds like a chorus of people singing. You can even go so far as to have these voices annunciate 'oooh,' 'aaah' and 'da' sounds, too. And as I have spent many an evening goofing around with these effects with our keyboard player, it sounds too much the same to be posted on the Internet as angel voices."
Don Jordan of Jamul, Calif., who is a fundamentalist Christian as well as software engineer and keyboard player also questions the validity of the tapes. He notes the poor quality of the tape at the Kansas City church and the fact that the choir sang well within the possible worldly realm with no supernatural voices heard.
"What we have here amounts to little more than wives tales for the modern technological age," he said.
However, Bramlett said the Kansas City recording features the voice of a "mystery" male soloist singing:
Hallelujah, ringing all across the land
Everybody's singing at the Lord's command
All the saints and the angels up in glory wait to hear the news of Jesus and his children as they're coming through.
But Michael Leamons told WND that "about 16 years ago, someone played a taped recording of a male soloist (accompanied by a chorus of alleluias) singing lyrics similar to those mentioned in your article. They claimed it was a recording of angelic singing. To me it sounded like Tennessee Ernie Ford singing alleluia with a chorus dubbed over his recording. I don't dispute that angels sing, and I don't have any knowledge of the other claims in your report, but I believe the one with the male soloist is a hoax."
In fact, on April 15, 1974, Capitol Records released a Ford album titled,"Make a Joyful Noise," and the last song on the album was called, "Alleluia," containing the same lyrics as the ones purportedly recorded in the Kansas City church.
It would be so unfortunate if Mr. Bramlettís recordings are deemed to be hoaxes, because one really can hear the angels sing. Some people are saying that the voices canít be that of angels, because there are no male and female angels Ė rather, they are genderless. I donít know for sure if that is true. However, I suspect that it is. From the voices of the angels that I heard, you could not distinguish a male voice from a female voice as it sounded like a whole host of angels singing.
While some people also say angels donít speak, I can point out several locations in the Bible where they surely do. There are also several verses that indicate the angels sing in worship of God. For instance, Revelation 5:11-13 declares:
"And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."
There is also the story of Jesus' birth, where the Gospel of Luke states:
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." (Luke 2:13-14)
Just Too Simple!
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On this site, you can also find other avenues for income, if you so choose and some of them are quite interesting. Do yourself a favor and check it out:
Ghost on Video:
So many people own camcorders and webcams now that more and more videos are being captured of anomalous forms. Eastern Paranormal (www.easternparanormal.com) says: "This is one of several tapes shot by a homeowner of a case we will be traveling to West Virginia to investigate in April."
Is this just something normal floating in front of the camera lens? Or did they actually happen to record an otherworldly appartition of some kind?
That's it for this month everyone. See you in the spring. Oh yeah! Come on spring!
Remember: "Life is a gift; enjoy the present!"
All the Best,