5.0 out of 5 stars A frightening
scenario of the world to come, May 8, 2011
Gary Lombardo (Vincentown, New Jersey, USA) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)This review is from: SCARS: An Amazing End-Times Prophecy
As of this writing, America teeters on the precipice
of financial disaster, thanks to President Obama's radical, leftist policies. According to Scripture, the Antichrist comes
to power amid worldwide economic collapse and unbridled conflict in the Middle East. How close are we to the end of the world
system? Is the Antichrist alive today? Bible scholar and prophecy-author Grant Jeffrey thinks so.
"Scars" is one author's idea of what the end times, and the Antichrist, will look like--through
the eyes of 16-year-old Becky Silver. Becky is innocent, charming, strong-willed, and highly sensitive, and I have a sneaking
suspicion that Patience Prence is the same! :-)
is rich and colorful, the dialogue free-flowing and realistic. As a Christian novelist, I frequently use interior monologue
to better convey the protagonist's thoughts and feelings, and the author uses it judiciously and effectively. One thing
I especially appreciated was that Patience backs up her scenes with Scripture to emphasize her point. This way the curious
reader can delve into the Bible and learn more about what she's describing.
Overall, I found "Scars" to be a greatly entertaining and instructive story. The ending is one of the most
riveting and moving I've ever read--and brought tears to my eyes. I truly believe this book will become a Christian classic.
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I just realized today is Friday the 13th.There are many theories with why
it is bad luck.Here is just one theory about the origin of this superstition traces to the arrest of the
legendary Knights Templar.
The Knights Templar was a monastic military order founded in Jerusalem, in the year 1118. Their original mission was to guide and protect Christian pilgrims along the path from Europe to Jerusalem
during the Crusades. Through this mission, the Templars developed a banking system to protect the finances of the traveling pilgrims, eventually
expanding this banking system throughout their holdings in Europe. Over time, France's Philip IV amassed a substantial debt to the Knights Templar, due to their years of service to the crown. He had nearly depleted his
money, from France's ongoing battles with England. In the Knights' rise to power, King Phillip became envious of them, so he set his sights on their famed fortunes. Philip
devised a plan to arrest all the Knights in a single day, and charge them with crimes so heinous that no person or group would
dare come to their defense. The charges against them were religious in nature, and backed by the papacy of the Vatican and Pope Clement V. His plan was swift and carefully crafted so as not to alert the Templars in advance.
Phillip's orders were sent a month in advance to the King's Men and other Bailiffs, with instructions not to open
the orders until dawn of Friday, October 13, 1307. The charges against the Templars were of the highest accusations of heresy: that the Knights Templar had asked members to spit on the cross and to step on it, to deny Christ, to perform homosexual
acts, and so on. The king's orders were to engage and arrest every Templar in France. All Templar outposts, homes, wineries,
mills, and castles were to be taken in the name of the King of France and Pope Clement V. The nationwide arrest was widely
successful, with medieval torture tactics used to obtain confessions from the Knights. This act against the Templar Order
is now viewed as one of the most unlucky days in History – Friday the 13th.
their arrest and confessions, King Phillip attempted to further disgrace the Templars in a public manner. At a large event
in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, he would have Templar Grand Master Jacques De Molay publicly admit to guilt of heresy. Instead, the incarcerated grandmaster took to the forum and apologized to the people –
and to the Knights Templar – for his weakness, and for the signing of forced confessions. He rescinded his original
confession, and testified to the public that he, his men, and all Knights Templar were innocent, despite their forced confessions.
An embarrassed King Phillip was so enraged by the old man's actions as to have him burned at the stake, along with his
second-in-command. De Molay's dying last words were to curse King Phillip and Pope Clement V, declaring that by year's
end, each would meet his demise. Both men died that year, thus adding to the superstition of the Friday the 13th, and to the
notion of the Templars' powers. 
The connection between the Friday the 13th superstition and the Knights Templar was popularized in the 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code. However, some experts think that it is a relatively recent correlation and is a modern-day invention. For example,
records of the superstition are rarely found before the 20th century, when it became extremely common. One author, noting
that references are all but nonexistent before 1907 but frequently seen thereafter, has argued that its popularity derives
from the publication that year of Thomas W. Lawson's popular novel Friday, the Thirteenth, in which an unscrupulous broker takes advantage of the superstition to create a Wall Street panic on a Friday the 13th.
Have You Ever Wondered Why Banks Won’t Work With Homeowners And Would Rather See Your Home Foreclosed?
If you are one of the homeowners whose mortgages are upside down (you owe more than the house is worth) you
may have tried to re-negotiate your loan but to no avail.Watch this video because it explains why the
banks won’t work with you.It will make you sick to your stomach. What
a scheme - straight out of hell (or Goldman Sachs and the Federal Reserve). No wonder the banks don't want to refinance
or modify loans, and would rather foreclose or short sell.