"Disciples with Stranger on the Road to Emmaus," by Eben

To Order the Excellent book or video of "Road to Emmaus," to the website:

To Order Short Movie, "Road to Emmaus"

Link back to the Ten Sister Sites Home Page:

WWW.OARINGINTHERIVER.COM Master Directory


CHRISTIAN NEWS:

To access any report or get more info about these headlines, just click on the headline before it disappears!

Christ on Mount of Olives Grieving Over Jerusalem

The beauty of this painting is stunning in the original, which I have as a true treasure, finding this set by the roadside marked on a sign "Free" along with some other discarded items! A mystery to me, the same portrait appeared on the cover of the WAR CRY, so we are going to have to contact the Salvation Army how this picture was published by their official magazine!

NEW SECOND EMMAUS WALK HOME PAGE: We have moved from here, without discarding this site, to a second site by the title, Second Emmaus Walk Home Page! You will find new beginnings, new articles, on the second home page for this site, which is shorter and easier to download and read, we hope. As it grows, it will not be quite so easy to use, but we have to deal with that when it arises!

The Second Emmaus Walk Home Page on WWW.PLAINVIEWHERITAGE.COM

Directory for the Emmaus Walk Centers:

The Emmaus Walk Centers may not be updated in all cases, due to constraints of time. If you look in them, however, they will still find many items that are excellent information and resources.--Ed.

Bible Quiz Center

Bible Resources Center

Bible Atlas Map Center

Big Bad Business Center

Book Reviews Center

Cartoon Center

Christian Activism Center

Christian Greats Center

Course Articles Center

English Literature Heritage Center

Friendship for Israel Center

Heresy and Correction Center

Infanticide and Genocide Center

Missions Center

Music Center

The Persecuted Church Center will be updated. There is so much persecution going on, we need to give it some attention!

Persecuted Church Center

Prophecy Center

Prayer Target Center

Recommended Booklist Center

Reeducation Center for Those Withdrawing from the Secular/Humanist/Pagan World-View

Resurrection Center

The Revival Center is currently being updated with new material, and will continue to feature new items.

Revival Center

Saint Building Center

Slavery and Human Sex Traffiking Center

Testimonies of Martyrs Center

Tract Center

Women's Center

Butterfly Productions Home Page


For all previous articles on filed home pages, please go to:

PREVIOUS HOME PAGES DIRECTORY

I Peter 4:8: "But the end of all things is at hand; therefore, be serious and watchful in your prayers."

"A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished."--Proverbs 22:3

Hosea 10:12

WORLD'S GREATEST BOOK CAN BE UNDERSTOOD IF GIVEN A CHANCE: Beyond question, the greatest book in the world is the Bible, and the greatest Book is about the greatest Person, Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Anointed).

The Books of the Bible


THE WORD OF PROMISE, Hardcover with CD, with Jim Caviezel, for only $14.95 from Christians Books and Bibles:

WORD OF PROMISE, with Jim Caviezel of "THE PASSION OF CHRIST", Christian Books and Bibles

HOW DOES YOUR NEIGHBOR READ YOU AND ME, FRIEND?

I am my neighbor's Bible,

He reads me when we meet;

Today he reads me in my home.

Tomorrow in the street.

He may be relative or friend,

He may be strange to me;

He may not even know my name,

Yet, he is reading ME.

"The Forbidden Book," Exploration Films

"Pottery and Papyrus," A Look at the Dead Sea Scrolls and particularly the "Great Isaiah Scroll", by Karen Speerstra, ALCW Scope, 1977

VIEW DEAD SEA SCROLLS ON YOUR COMPUTER:

Personal UPDATE, Jan. 2011 issue has the article: "The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Greatest Archeological Discovery of Our Time," by Dr. Peter Flint. We will aim to provide an excerpt of this excellent article and account of the importance of the scrolls here soon. Look for the link here at:

The Dead Sea Scrolls, "The Greatest Archeological Discovery of Our Time," Excerpt of the article by Dr. Peter Flint, Personal UPDATE, Jan. 2011

The Associated Press--Jerusalem--The Dead Sea Scrolls, among the world's most important, mysterious and highly restricted archeological treasures, are about to get Googled. The technology giant and Israel announed Tuesday that they are teaming up to give researchers and the public the first comprehensive and searchable database of the scrolls--a 2,000-year-old collection of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek documents that shed light on Judaism during Biblical times and the origins of Christianity. Officials said the collection is expected to be available within months for free.

"Essene Scrolls Center

A special movie is out about the King James Bible, how it came about. You can view this screening to come and get information on:

King James Bible Film

A special exhibition called "On Eagles' Wings" is the 400th anniversary celebration of the KJB, held July 8-Sept 18 at the Museum of Biblical Art, Broadway at 61st St., NYC. Who says NYC only cares about money and power, sex and celebrity? Other things, such as this, are going on there besides bond and stock trading, musicals and theatres, boozing and "clubs." God bless this exhibition to reach thousands with the message that the Word of God is still powerful and meaningful for today's hitech society!

"The Holy Land Experience," Orlando, Florida

Atlas and Pivotal Role of Asia Minor in the Christian Faith and Early Church

Twenty-Seven Scriptures to Assure You That Your Prayers Are Answered

"You've Got the Time" Audio NEW TESTAMENT (NIV Version) on MP3 Discs is available free from:

"Faith Comes By Hearing" (Enter Promo Code YGTT8)

Bible Treasures

I recall from school that Geography was one of my favorite subjects, but to tell from the general ignorance of geography today (which the National Geographic Society has deplored but has not been able to turn around) in insular, America-centered American people, it is a subject that is thought to be of less importance than many other things. Wrong! The Bible is very much concerned with geography. The geography, taken out, would render the Bible meaningless--absolute gibberish! It very much matters where something happened in the Bible. Jesus suffered and died on a Cross just outside the wall of Jerusalem on a hill called Hill of the Skull, or Golgotha. Take the geography out of that and you get a fairy tale or a religious myth. Geography pinpoints the event to a particular place and time; without geography, you have the Greek myths, which tell of events, any on of which Greeks of competing cities claimed happened in their locality because they sought the notoriety or the blessing of the god involved. But the Bible, in stark contrast, continually gives us verifiable places and people involved and names and even dates. Thank God for Biblical geography. Without it we could not be sure of anything we believe.

Recently, Biblical Archelogy Magazine has published a list of the names that archeology has verified through evidence from the ground itself. We have it and will want to share those listed names, with scripture references to them, so you look them up yourself! The day is over forever when skeptics among archeologists can dispute the existence of David, for instance. Even his royal palaces have been located, both in Jerusalem and in outlying areas.

"Bible Atlas & Map Center"

THE SOUL-SAVING WORD OF GOD IN BRAILLE:

READ YOUR BIBLE, WHEN...You worry, Read Matt. 6:1934

You are lonely or fearful, Read Psalm 23

You are in sorrow, Read John 14:1-6

You are grateful, Read Psalm 103

Others fail you [and others WILL fail you, friend!], Read Psalm 27

God seems far away, Read Psalm 139

You need courage, Read Joshua 1

You are discouraged, Read Isaiah 40

You are in danger, Read Psalm 91

You have sinned, Read Psalm 51

You have failed, Read Psalm 38

God has rescued you, Read Psalm 34

You want to praise God, Read Psalm 100

You want to be like Jesus, Read John 15

Responsibility overwhelms, Read Matt. 11:28-30

--No. 201, The Tract League, Grand Rapids, MI 49534-1329, or go to:

The Tract League

The Timeline on How We Got the English Language Bible:

Great Site

What was called "Bible of the American Revolution"?

David Barton, Wallbuilders, identifies this valuable Bible that was instrumental in the founding of our nation and national identity as a Bible-based, Christian nation (not a Deistic, or 18th Century rationalistic nation like revolutionary and atheistic France, or even today's modern secularist states such as Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, and a host of others like them:

"Bible of the Revolution"

America's now lost Christian Concensus at its last gasp:

PRESIDENT [RONALD REAGAN] LAUDS BIBLE'S ROLE IN AMERICAN CULTURE. Washington (AP)--President Reagan says the Bible "has formed not only American culture but also the cultures of many other nations around the world." In a message for observance of national Bible Week No. 24 to Dec. 1, he said, "we sometimes forget that for most of America's history, the only book most Americans possessed was the Bible." It "formed not only our moral habits but even our language," he said, adding that it "remains far and away the most popular of all books." He said "the principles it contains are of timeless relevance and its beauty is forever discovered anew by millions of Americans."--From a Newspaper Clipping

Welcome to the Emmaus Walk!

"Welcome to the Emmaus Walk, or How to Walk out of Darkness and Deception Into the Light!", by Ronald Ginther, Founder of the Emmaus Walk

Ronald Ginther's "About Me" info is available here:

"About Me," by Ronald Ginther

My profile on Angelfire dealing with my butterfly metaphor:

My Profile

"Ballad of the Uncrowned," by Ron Ginther, tells what it might be like for a saved soul to arrive in heaven and yet not be given the reward of a crown.

"Ballad of the Uncrowned," by Ron Ginther

Gratitude to God Center:

GRATITUDE TO GOD CENTER:

Since moving from Washington State and then from South Dakota, God has shown me repeatedly that he is with me, knowing all my steps and missteps before I make them, and then making my way straight and guiding me where I need to go. I have discovered I do not have to walk perfectly, but with my spirit focused on Jesus, he will correct my path, and I will reach the destination he has in mind for me from the first step of faith I took in leaving my last location. Praise be to God for this! I don't have to worry about missteps or taking a wrong turn in the road--I just need to fix my eyes on Jesus! That is really all I am called to do, as my Journey is based foundationally on faith, not my own faulty human understanding or version of GPS.

"CONGRESS DECLARES BIBLE THE WORD OF GOD," Public Law 97-280, October 4, 1982, Statute 1211, Approved October 4, 1982

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS CALLED FOR AND PROCLAIMED A NATIONAL DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER:

John Adams' National Fasting and Prayer Proclamation, March 23, 1798

It does not matter what they try to do in Washington, there is no hope for America whatsoever without the Bible and a turning back to biblical principles and a repentent, true reverence toward God. Go to Charles Stanley's messages, "America's Future," offered on his website:

Charles Stanley's "America's Future"

"The Ten Commandments," How We Have Broken Them All in America and Warrant God's Judgment Upon Us and our Nation, by Ronald Ginther

"The Ten Commandments have been outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court and forbidden in public schools. Yet, they are the Law of God for all generations without exception"--Pastor John Hagee.

WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE AND A NATION WITHOUT GOD? IT SINKS, JUST LIKE THIS DOOMED SHIP WITH ITS OWNER ON BOARD AND A CAPTAIN THAT IGNORED EVERY WARNING OF ICE AHEAD!

This supremely vital question, which is right up there with "What must I do to be saved?" is raised by Cecilia Spotted Bear, who lives in Wounded Knee, SD. Our nation has decided to go it alone, to do all its business without God--and we see the dire results, don't we? This country is a disaster. Cecelia Spotted Bear calls us back to God:

"What Happens Without God?" by Cecelia Spotted Bear, A Letter to the Editor, Wounded Knee, SD

"We the People of the United States,

in order to form a more perfect Union,

establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,

provide for the common defense,

promote the general Welfare,

and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity,

do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Ten Required Subject Courses (plus six elective courses) are now on-line. Questions are being appended to those subjects and courses, so please return for them.

Required Subjects:

1. Christian Education

2. Prayer

3. Holy Spirit

4. Biblical Science

5. Foundational Principles

6. Witnessing (includes Apologetics) and Discipleship

7. Types of Christ (OT)

8. Bible Covenants/Israel/Bible Atlas

9. Christian Hope and Character

10. The Prophetic Calling

Electives (this is a partial list):

1. and 2. Christology (based on Christology book offered on this page)

3. Intro. to Hebrew (Zola Levitt book, information how to order it offered on this page)

3. Intro. to Greek

4. "Messianic Prophecy" Course by Zola Levitt (information on it and how to order it on this page)

5. History of the Cradle of Judaism and Christianity, the Middle East, as well as the history of Islam and some of the other anti-Christ cults and atheistic philosophies and environment, secularist, and animal activist movements (including the Evolutionist theory of Darwinism) affecting Christianity significantly.

"The Emmaus Walk Course Articles Center"

CANDIDACY/GRADUATION CENTER:

"Requirements for Certificate"

The Emmaus Walk Certificate of Excellence


Zola Levitt Ministries offers 12 courses in the Institute of Jewish-Christian Studies. These courses are all excellent, since Zola Levitt was no small authority on the Bible and Jewish studies (and he enlisted a number of experts and authorities in Bible scholarship as well), so you may want to do most of them, or all, but the course, "Messianic Prophecy," is one in particular that you might want to do in order to satisfy an elective requirement in the Emmaus Walk. ZLM will charge you $49 for this one course, or something close to that amount. You can find out about this Institute by going to ZLM:

Zola Levitt Ministries, and The Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies

RBC Ministries (which publishes Daily Word devotions and many other items) offers forty free courses. At ChristianCourses.com. you will find general courses on the Old and New Testaments, plus courses about specific books of the Bible. You can also choose to learn about public speaking or effective leadership skills--alll from well-known teachers such as Haddon Robinson, Larry Crabb, Craig Blomberg, Douglas Stuart, and Alice Matthews. The free courses will not entitle you to a degree from RBC, but you will earn a degree in heaven no doubt for studying the Word of God. Degrees for paid courses are available too. You can never get too much of the Bible, the living Word of God. Visit:

ChristianCourses.com for 40 Free Bible Courses, and More

"BIBLE READING/MEDITATION CENTER"

A Reading Through the Bible guide is also available at the back of "Light For My Path," Illuminating Selections from the Bible, by Humble Creek Press. See the details below on this page.

Some Bible Resources:

Two flags pin for Israel and America, traditionally allies in freedom and shared Biblical heritage, offered free from Abiding Word Ministries, led by David Barnhart. See his address below in the Recommended Magazines/Newsletters Center.

For one elective credit for the Emmaus Walk:

"Bible Resources Center"

"Messianic Christology" is a "must-read" for all Bible students. It will give you information you won't find most everywhere else--and from a Jewish perspective too, which can open windows of insight and illumination that Gentile sources have no access to, unless by quoting Jewish sources.

Another Bible resource:

Crosswalk Bible Website



We highly recommend this on-line bookstore for Christians, the Faith and Freedom Bookstore. Categories of its offerings are: Bibles, Books, Children's Music, David Barton (American heritage) books, Audio Books, DVDs, Christian Bestsellers, Christian Parenting, Christian Business and Leadership, Magazine Subscriptions:

"Faith and Freedom Site/Bookstore"

RECOMMENDED CHRISTIAN BOOKS LIST:

A new Dietrich Bonhoeffer biography is out and attracting many readers. It is offered at Amazon.com at used book prices, which means $10-12 a copy. More about this later, soon. I would like to get a copy myself as soon as I can. The book was recommended to me by my evangelist friend in Montana, Robert Krebs. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the great German patriot, Christian leader, and Christian writer who opposed Hitler from the start and until his own death by execution, ordered by Hitler, making him a martyr of the Christian faith.

This is a book of testimonies from all sorts of people who were hopelessly (it seemed) lost but were saved through the saving Gospel preached by Billy Graham. The following excerpt contains my cousin Naomi's testimony. She gained her credentials for being listened to years before this appeared, however, so this is not changing my high, high regard for her or raising it even a fraction, as I knew she had many giftings from the Lord already, evidenced in her life. You will probably not know of them from this piece alone, but it is true what I am saying. She is a true woman of God, with real spiritual power and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It was not always the case, as this piece can tell from the excerpt for you here.

"Naomi's Testimony"

Lillian Trasher was renowned in the Middle East for her orphanage and lifetime of service to the "least of these"--widows and orphans, the usually most neglected and preyed upon ones of society. This book ought to be the best thing you could do with five dollars, unless you are starving and really need that Big Mac and fries.

The August 14 issue of the Pentecostal EVANGEL magazine carries the Assembly of God endorsement for the book, "Letters from Lillian," a special 100 year edition about Lilian Trasher's ministry to orphans in Egypt. Information given on Lilian Trasher: "Miracles were a way of life for this dedicated mother of 8,000 Egyptian children. In 1910, 23 year old Lillian Trasher answered God's call for missionary service to Africa. The following year, she began anorphanage in Assiout, Egypt, that would be home for thousands of children and widows. Her letters from more than 50 yars of service reveal her passion to repair broken lives and minister physically and spiritually tothsoe who otherwise would never have heard the gospel."--$5. To order call toll free 1-800-988-6568 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For other information call 417-862-3420. For additional World Missions titles, visit:

World Missions

"George Washington Carver," an Ameican Biography, by Rackham Holt, is a wonderful book, and I learned many things from it about this truly great man. Published in 1943, this old but still standard biography contains plentiful information as well as pictures of Carver and also Booker T. Washington, another luminary and contemporary of Carver. I have taken far too long to get around to reading it, as I did not take Black History in college, but should have done some independent study to make up for that lack in my education. Well, better late than never!--as they say. In connection with this, David Barton has the following things to say concerning the deplorable neglect of Black History in this country--neglected by blacks too, by the way.

David Barton on Black History

Why is Black History important to our Christian nation? The truth is Black culture and history, so called, is a major contributor to what made America great--even though it was at great cost, initially, during the many years of slavery and even during the Reconstruction Period of the South after the Civil War. Black Americans contributed great things to America despite their being despised and put down by many in segregationalist society. Have you ever had a blood transfusion? You may need one someday to save your life, and then you will owe your life to a black man who invented the procedure in World War II, saving millions of lives then and since. What about the various labor saving devices you use, without thinking of who invented them. Many of them were invented by black Americans (and they had good reason to invent them, since they were usually put to forced or poorly-paid work doing the most exhausting, menial, even demeaning jobs and services in society). Countless inventions that improved our whole way of life and liberated millions from drudgery in performing tasks flowed from the black Americans in this country, and there is no reason that this won't continue indefinitely. But if this isn't enough to interest a Christian in the contributions of black Americans, consider their military contribution in defending our country in war after war, or their contributions to the arts, Christian music sports, and education. Black people lead the struggle against ignorance and darkness in spiritual places, as leaders of great churches and ministries and countless obscure, but still vital, churches too. There would be no nation as we know it today but for these people and their role in helping making life better and also championing the cause of Christ and Biblical morality and the Gospel.

This is titled "Extreme Devotions for Guys," three minute devotions we can all do, though it is meant for guys. Simon and Schuster offered it with a copyright of 2003, so it must still be available by going to Amazom.com. I will give you an excerpt from it, as it looks very good just turning the pages for now.

Despite the rather cartoonish artwork on the cover and in the book itself, this is a scholarly work, with wonderful sights line after line! We will get an excerpt for you here soon, as this would be a wonderful book for you to acquire, if there is a copy somewhere, as it was printed in 1969 or so.

CHRISTIAN ACTIVISM CENTER:

Charles Stanley's Message to America, "Turning the Tide"

"Christian Activism Center"

FRIENDSHIP CENTER OF SUPPORT FOR THE APPLE OF GOD'S EYE, ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE:

"For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place. "This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it."--Psalm 132:

CHARISMA Interviews Former Israeli Mayor David Rubin, on the Imminence of War for Israel

"When and Where Will the Jewish Temple Be Built," Excerpt from "Fire over the Holy Land," by Gordon Lindsay, 1967

"Myth of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Part I, by Herbert Novitzky, an Excerpt from "News of Israel," August 2010

Jews for Jesus

If you write them:

Jews for Jesus, 60 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-5895

From AIRPAC, MAPS HIGHLIGHT ISRAEL'S SECURITY DILEMMA:

What is the End-Time Destiny of the Jews and Israel? The media and the newspapers can't tell you, with any accuracy and lack of left-wing bias. Here it is, Scripturally!

"The End-Time Destiny of the Jews," by Rev. Christopher F. Squire

For intelligence gathering, this has to be a prime site, called the Debka File, emanating from Israel:

The Debka File

We hope to put an excerpt from Mr. Bostom's article in the Levitt Letter as well as a picture of the mad little Mufti Wufti having a cosy chat with Hitler on this page soon. You can go yourself to Mr. Bostom's site for this if you don't wish to wait.

"Andrew Bostom, and the Hitler and Jehad Connection

"Friendship for Israel Center"

"Supernatural Hatred of Israel," by Hal Lindsey, Levitt Letter March 2009

"General Wingate, The Father of the Israeli Army," by Hochstein, Levitt Letter Excerpt, June 2009

Again, what is Israel's claim to the land founded on? Or, "Where Does Israel Get the Right to Claim Palestine?" by Wim Malgo:

"Where Does Israel Get the Right to Claim Palestine?" by Wim Malgo, Excerpt from News from Israel, February 2010

Replacement Theology, what is it? And how does it negate the claim of Israel to land and sovereignty by misusing scriptures with human reasoning? You can find out yourself by examining the articles of major Replacement Theology exponents. Read the rebuttal first, then go to the articles to see if you can spot the fatal flaws, or, if you like, read the Replacement Theologians first, given in cited sources, then read the Showers article from the Friends of Israel magazine, Israel My Glory:

"Replacement Theology: the Black Sheep of Christendom," by James A. Showers, Friends of Israel

Former Muslims United

PERSECUTION CENTER:

WHAT WITH THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S UNDECLARED HOT WAR AGAINST CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA: Don't expect persecution to decline, dear Emmaus Walker, it is only going to grow, grow, grow, until the whole world is engulfed and Christians everywhere are hunted down and maltreated, even killed. I was sent a tee-shirt that I am wearing at the moment as I write this (and it attracts comment where I go in public, you can believe it), which has a cross on one side, with the words:

A young woman at the counter of a Tesoro gas/convenience store asked me here in Watertown, why? I simply turned so she could read the other side of my shirt.

The young woman then commented very soberly, "Yes, it is even illegal in schools now to name Jesus!"

I wear it through a Super Walmart too, and without intending it I am easily the most cool dressed guy in the entire store with this tee-shirt! A cousin sent it to me over the Internet. It certainly draws the attention to the growing problem of the persecution of Christians world-wide, particularly in Islamic countries--an issue our own Christian-persecuting Obama White House plays down at home while hypocritically championing democracy and human rights abroad even as it is toadying up to the Islamic dictatorships that are doing the persecuting of Christians!

Case of Jeremias Rocha, Evangelical Pastor Imprisoned for Spanking his Daughters

Pray for Iran, and Acting for Persecuted Christians in Iran Now!

"Testimonies of Martyrs Center"

FRIENDSHIP CENTER FOR MOSLEMS AND JEWS:

One Free World International, El Shafie Ministry, for Information on Majed El Shafie and Neeha Video Operation

"Egypt at the Crossroads," Rev. Majed El Shafie's comments on the current civilian-led revolt in Egypt and the dangers it might entail for Christians and Israel and his fellow Egyptians

"Prophet or Son of God?" by Sir Lionel Luckhoo

Excerpt, from "Fire Over the Holy Land," by Gordon Lindsay

Sir Lionel Luckhoo, knighted twice by Queen Elizabeth, and judge and envoy of two sovereign nations at the same time, Guyana and Barbardos, was also a champion horse racer and, late in life, came to know the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ the Savior. He wrote a most powerful analysis, being a supreme court judge and also a lawyer also who won hundreds of cases with his brilliance and knowledge of the law. He could spot lies amidst the truth, and tell the difference. He examined both Christianity and Islam, compared them, and this is the result:

"Christianity or Islam, You Choose!" by Sir Lionel Luckhoo

Only in Christ can there be true unity and brotherhood between Jew, Arab, and Westerner! He only brings love and reconciliation and makes brothers of all these centuries-old antagonists. He only can cause them to forgive one another from their hearts. It takes Jesus, only Jesus! He is the Balm of Gilead, and the Bridge uniting man and man as well as the bridge bringing man to God. That can happen, and it is happening! Right in the crucible of the Middle East, in fact.

"One Hope" Ministry to Children Globally

Wonder what is going on in the turbulence of Egypt and what really is at stake? Rev. Majed El Shafie's article, "Egypt at the Crossroads," is available:

"Egypt at the Crossroads," with Prayer Concerns Targeted by Rev. Majed El Shafie

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CENTER

"Abigail, an Advocate of Peace"

"Abigail, an Advocate of Peace," by Marcus Lind

"Abigail, an Advocate of Peace," by Marcus Lind, "The Sword and the Trumpet," March 1979, is now partly on-line.

First paragraph and a little beyond: "The name Abigail means "maker of joy." Evidently her name was associated with her deed, because her means of making joy was by building a bridge for peace. In the same order that the fruit of the Spirit is listed: 'love, joy, peace,' so peace followed in the wake of making joy. There must be joy in order to have peace. Conversely, there can be no joy without first having peace--peace from within and peace with one's fellowmen."

"Abigail is described as a "woman of good understanding and of a beautiful countenance." That is a rare combination. So often beauty of face is marred by a character that does not portray true beauty..." [think how this describes the so-called "cool" celebs of Hollywood such as the late Anna Nicole Smith, who are only beautiful as far as cosmetics and even plastic surgery and botox along with the latest fashions in designer clothes can make them. Beneath that superficial mask of beauty, what really is there? You probably wouldn't want to know!--Ed.]

ANTI-SEMITISM WATCH CENTER:

Don't stick your head in the sand any longer, Christian! And, if you are Moslem, how about it, what do you think this bodes for Islam which you espouse as your religion? Nazism is alive and well in Islam, is it not? Islam shares the same anti-semitic spirit, which is Satan's, who hates the Jews passionately and is committed to their extermination and the destruction of Israel and all the promises of God in the Bible that refer to the Jews and Israel. Anti-semitism in Nazism fits Islam like hand in glove. Hitler recognized that fact and personally parleyed with and allied himself with the blood-thirsty, anti-Semitic Chief Mufti of Jerusalem, and from that time on Nazism has remained the most admired way to treat the Jewish people among the Moslems, as they never eradicated this poison from their midst, but nurtured it generation to the generation, until now it has sprung forth full-blown in Iran, and elsewhere in Hamas-stan (terrorist-ruled Gaza) and Fatahstan (the "Left Bank" ruled by the terrorist Abbas).

"Anti-Semitism of the Church Fathers"

Islam vs. the West Center:

"The Movie Fitna"

VINE AND BRANCHES has a video featured:

To obtain the video, go to:

"The Third Jihad," VINE AND BRANCHES

"The Erosion of Freedom," by Norbert Letts, Lutheran Digest, Fall, 1965

REVIVAL CENTER

"Revival Account," Voice of Triumph, Part I and Part II

Can lawyers be saved? Can they? After all, their job depends on their being able to exclude the damning truth prejudicial to their clients and manipulate the facts--that is how they get ahead and get the best of the rival lawyer in a case in court. Court decisions can bought this way, if you can afford the highest priced lawyers to defend you. I learned how to do this as a debater in high school and college. Sometimes that could get very, very embarrassing, particularly when both opposing teams, Affirmative and Negative, happened to quote from the same manipulated source! Well, the answer to whether such dishonest shysters can be saved is: yes! Charles Finney, a lawyer himself turned evangelist, proved they could, and he also led many lawyers to the Lord through genuine repentance. I wonder if they had to quit law and lawyering after their conversions. Some probably did. Well, read the account of the revival that captured some lawyers for God's kingdom:

Finished with Fletcher in Wales, you can't miss George Fox!

Revival Account of Saving Lawyers," Voice of Triumph, Part III

"Revival with George Fox," Part IV, Voice of Triumph, Fe. 1982

Hans Nielsen Hauge, a farmer and son of a farmer, was raised up by God to lead a revival in Norway that swept the whole country with holiness and repentance in the 18th and early 19th century. His opponents were powerful churched officials (much like the Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus' time) who hated revival and restoration, and thought their high positions threatened if the common people, so ignorant and carnal and easy to keep in their place through ignorance and ecclesiastical intimation with rules, rules, and more rules, turned back to the Bible and to true godly lives. Despite all the good he did, the dirtiest, darkest, dankest prison was Hauge's lot for many years, destroying his health, but he never gave in to their oppression and intimidation and recanted. It cost him much, but thousands of souls were saved and made holy due to his ministry. Norway may never see his like again. Norway never deserved Hauge, and having persecuted him so bitterly, would probably do the same to anyone else like him who should happen to arise to take up where he left off. Only this time it would be in the name of Tolerance, Diversity, and Multiculturalism!

We are continuing with the excerpting of this wonderful little book about revival in Norway in the 18th century.

"Hans Nielsen Hauge, A Short Account of the Life and Work of Hauge, by C.B., 1890

As everyone should know, Revival has to start first with prayer, but it very much has to uphold righteousness too--or the revival will soon slump backwards into all sorts of moral excesses and "reforms" that lead to only more abuses than existed before. What is the standard to be held up to a sinful America and misdirected Christians who are more in the world than not of it? The Manhattan Declaration drawn up and signed by leading Christians recently in this country drew a stark, bold, clear, politically incorrect but Biblically-sound line in the sand: here, and no further, regarding the top issues of this time: the sanctity of life, abortion, marriage, morality, and freedom of conscience and religion. Read it for yourself! The slippery slope we have entered upon as a nation for over a century now will only end in the pit of hell! We have got to turn around, 180 degrees, and return to the founding Bible-based principles and founding Christian institutions and beliefs of our society, both as a people and as individuals. Pluralism, Tolerance, Relativism, and Multiculturalism have gotten us only chaos, moral breakdown, and decline in every category of life. To continue sliding down into more and more a compromised condition, that is to invite certain destruction. History's dustbin is littered with the nations and empires that were once mighty but fell to the same things that are now destroying us and tearing our country apart.

Recently, I heard a liberal radio news talk commentator heaping his toxic scorn and vitriol on the Manhattan Declaration, so I had to see for myself what he hated so much, and here it is in its entirety:

Check out the Revival Center for yet more Voice of Triumph pieces on Charles Finney and the Revivals his ministry sparked all across the country.

The Manhattan Declaration: A Call to Conscience">

"Voice of Triumph," published by Clarence Finsaas, a Portland, Oregon pastor in the 1970s, in the interests of "Lutheran charismatic renewal", has a very interesting, revealing article called Revival, which tells about the Evangelist Finney and how revival got started under his preaching in a New England town called Sodom (but not in the way he expected!). We have another too from the same source that tells how revival turned yet another church and town upside down. Please return for these revival accounts. They can say a lot about what we must have today in 21st century America if we are to have a genuine revival, a Third and Final Awakening that may, just may, save our country from utter destruction in the near future.

Excerpt of Bob Fraley's "Campaign Save America"

Excerpt from "Campaign Save America" booklet by Bill Fraley will soon be on-line

On PREVIOUS HOME PAGE 62, go view the warnings that the Lord Jesus gave Bishop Curtis "Earthquake" Kelley concerning the coming terrorist melt-down of America if we do not repent soon. You can find this featured on the Red Alert, though it could just as well be featured in this center.

Interesting information about Billy Sunday: He was successful first as a White Stocking baseball player, and was assured of a lucrative career, but he surrendered it for what God wanted of him, evangelism! Evidently, he decided eternal riches in heaven were much better than temporary, soul-destroying riches on earth.

"The Second Coming," by Billy Sunday

"The Second Coming," Part II, by Billy Sunday

"The Second Coming," by Billy Sunday (delivered shortly before World War II's cataclysm)

Only with Prayer and Repentance can thee be Revival!

TRANSFORMING

OUR NATION

ONE PRAYER

AT A TIME

How can we pray? Here's how: Excerpt from "Prayer," the Billy Graham Sermon Series:

Prayer Steps, by Billy Graham

myjournal@leadingtheway.org

"And the Light Shineth in Darkness," Message to Americans, by Dr. Twilah Fox, Part I

Part II, Twilah Fox Message

"When God Departs--Is God Leaving America?" by David Wilkerson, 11-18-1991

"Revival Center"

"Jerusalem Daily News," EXTRA EXTRA!

Christian Women's Center:

"Biking for Our Congo Sisters"

SAINT-BUILDING AND PREACHING/TEACHING CENTER

This is an Evangelism article, but it can fit here as well:

"The Macedonian Call--Again," Excerpt of Chapter by Robert L. Niklaus

I was using the copier at the library when I noticed nearby what looked like a paperweight. It had a ceramic finish, and a felt underside. But the mesage was most encouraging. I thought someone had left it there by accident, but I made a copy of the message to pass it on to you, then put it back in the same spot I found it. Later I returned to check on it, and it was gone! But I have the message, even if I wonder who could have put it there, for what reason, and does he or she go about planting this message in public places and then retrieving them to plant in yet other places. It might be--you never know--but here this little jem is:

"What is a Christian?" by Franklin Graham

Discipling is perhaps the most important thing to be done today by the churches, with salvation being the means to open the door to true discipleship.

Why then, are Christian churches in America producing precious few disciples today? Why? And what does it matter? It matters everything to a Christian who has been born-again--yet few Christians know what disciplesship means despite all the "Leadership" and "Discipleship" seminars and conferences the past ifty years. Compare what this article describes with waht passes as a committed Christian today. You should see a glaring difference! But let's look at ourselves, using the article for a mirror, then do something about it. Pointing fingers gets us nowhere spiritually.

"Discipleship," by Ken Finney and Bob VanGelderen, New Wine Magazine, December 1969

"The Forgiveness of Sins, or Grace," by Martin Luther is absolute bedrock for any Bible-based Christian. It is now become even a matter of life and death, as Bible-based Christians face stiff persecution, imprisonment, and even death in many countries of the world. Many churches and denominations (even some of those who call themselves "Lutheran" or Protestant) have completely lost the doctrine of grace and wouldn't know it if it barked at them. They prefer their superficially benign legalisms and works-righteousness and politically-correct sacraments of secular/humanism to the saving Grace of Jesus Christ through justification by faith alone. Consequently, they are now opposed to the Gospel, while promoting their false gospels. But for Bible-based believers in Jesus, grace is absolutely essential, the only way to relate to the Lord, to oneself, to each other, to the world, and to life. Discover why:

Martin Luther's Sermon on the Forgiveness of Sins, or Grace

I very much doubt we can find a better preacher of what grace and law precisely and oppositely are as Romans teaches us, and the Pauline Gospel is best appreciated most probably by none other than Martin Luther, the monk turned Great Reformer who first struggled with the problem of both as a matter of life and death until God's revelation broke through to him as he read, "The just shall live by faith.":

"Luther's Preface to Romans"

Let Spurgeon set the record straight on separation of church and state (he would have none of this nonsense-talk! Read his reason for that unequivocable stand he took:

"Who Should Run the Schools?", Commentary on Spurgeon's views on the "Separation of Church and State"

INFANTICIDE/GENOCIDE CENTER:

Does the following turn your stomach? It does mine!

"Biotech Company Uses Aborted Baby Cell Lines for Developing Food Enhancers

"Chris Slattery's Newsletter

Some Progress for Pro-Lifers and Life in Washington State:

Jay Sekulow's Letter of Congratulation to Pro-Life Supporters in Washington State

I have a question for us: What is the difference between Planned Parenthood and, say, the mafia? Or with a terrorist organization? Or the child pornography industry? For the life of me, I can't see a whit of difference, except that the terrorists and mafia are kinder and more compassionate and don't kill a fraction of the people that Planned Parenthood kills. Planned Parenthood is the most dangerous cancerous growth in the society known, destroying human lifefor profit! All in the name ostensively of "Compassion" and "Reproductive Rights" of Women, and even "Equality". Allow such an evil thing to gain hold on the tax monies and appropriations out of Congress, and you are not going to be around for very long as an intact society and nation! This virulent, invasive, highly aggressive anti-social organization is the death throes of America or any society that allows it to gain a strangle-hold, while sucking us dry of our money to grow it.

"Planned Parenthood Aids Pimp's Underage Sex Ring," by Live Action

QUOTATIONS CENTER:

Why not enter the arena of public opinion in a real, effective way? You can be quotable yourself. Yes, indeed! Just use the means available to reach a wide viewing public, and such means are readily available. You don't need to be a media mogul like Ted Turner, you just need $16 to buy some stamps (a few pennies extra) that you personalize with your own quote or message. I tried the Postal Department's Stamps.com site program, and it works: I created stamps with a message. I also got a gift code along with the purchase that saved me enough to get another set free. How about this message, which I want to try next on a new stamp: "America is a Christian Nation, Mr. President" Or: "Family: 1 man, 1 woman, married, & children" You can come up with your own no doubt. And add a picture for the measage if you want from your own photo files, all so easily done.

From Voice of Triumph, Fall Issue, 1984:

"I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years."--Martin Luther

"All heaviness of mind and melancholy come of the devil; especially these thoghts, that God is not gracious unto him; that God will have no mercy upon him, etc. Whosoever thou art, possessed with such heavy thoughts, know for certain that they are a work of the devil. God sent His Son into the world, not to afffright, but to comfort."--Martin Luther

From the Voice of Trumph, May-June 1982:

"Who is Really Your God?": An Excerpt From Martin Luther's LARGE CATECHISM Translation by Rev. Robert E. Smith From the German text in: TRIGLOT CONCORDIA. (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921). p. 580.

"The First Commandment You must not have other gods. That is, I must be your only God. Question: What does this saying mean? How should we understand it? What does it mean to have a god? What is God? Answer: To have a god means this: You expect to receive all good things from it and turn to it in every time of trouble. Yes, to have a god means to trust and to believe in Him with your whole heart. I have often said that only the trust and faith of the heart can make God or an idol. If your faith and trust are true, you have the true God, too. On the other hand, where trust is false, is evil, there you will not have the true God either. Faith and God live together. I tell you, whatever you set your heart on and rely on is really your god." -- This text was translated for Project Wittenberg by Rev. Robert E. Smith and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith Walther Library Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: smithre@mail.ctsfw.edu Surface Mail: 6600 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA Phone: (260) 481-2123 Fax: (260) 481-2126

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GOSPEL TRACT CENTER:

"Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, Background and Beliefs," by Dr. Robert C. Smith, Christian Resource Series

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The Tract League

RESURRECTION CENTER:

Dr. David Jeremiah gives a most excellent message on the proofs of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and why it is absolutely fundamental and central to our Christian faith. You can access it on:

Dr. David Jeremiah on the Resurrection

The follow-up to it is the wonderful short movie, "Road to Emmaus," which you can order by calling: 1-800-588-8474, or go to:

"Road to Emmaus Movie"

You can order the movie at:

Vision Video for "Road to Emmaus

"It was the fact of the resurrection of Christ that called the disciples to go out as burning young revolutionaries to change the world of their day. They preached that Christ was alive. This should be our message, not only at Easter but every day of the year."--Billy Graham, "The Risen Christ," Spring 2011

Please return for more of "The Risen Christ" by Billy Graham when it comes on-line soon.

"What's the Difference?, the book recommended above in the center for books, has tremendous things to say about THE ABSOLUTE NECESSITY OF THE RESURRECTION for the Christian faith. We will be bringing as an excerpt parts of its discussion of this.

"The Wonder of Wonders," by Edwin Raymond Anderson

The best series I have ever seen on the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus Christ has to the Kyle Idleman-narrated "The Easter Experience," produced by City on a Hill.

The Easter Experience Series, Kyle Idleman narrator, City on a Hill

"Resurrection Center"

Christian Business Center:

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Buffet the grinning billionaire friend and supporter of Obama and pogrom against Christians is also a major funder of abortion, both here and abroad. he and his dead wife (through their foundations) have funds amounting to over $100 million a year going too fund abortion. We need to pray that this man will stop what he is doing to destroy these innocent children. His aim? I have no idea why he could commit such an atrocity. But the facts are in that he is a major funder of abortion in the world. Shame on this man for his terrible evil-doing.

"The First Hour for Men"

"Little prayer, little power, more prayer, more power, much prayer, much power"--quote from Pastor John Hagee's mother, who is a woman of powerful prayer at age 95, putting most younger believers to shame by contrast with their prayerlessness and powerlessness.

Pray for Muslims and fast one meal a week for them on the Muslim fast day of Friday? How extreme can you get? Hardly, it is a Christian's simple duty as a disciple of Christ to fast and pray for those who are enslaved in darkness, and Muslims surely are enslaved, every precious soul of them. Here is is Jumaa Prayer Fellowship, an opportunity to join others in this desperately needed prayer and intercession for Muslims.

General Council, Phoenix, Arizona, Aug. 1-5. For more details go to:

JUMAA PRAYER

Send for Prayer Alert! They will let you know exactly where prayer is needed most, if you can't think about things to pray for. Many people joined in this prayer alert have the effect of a battering ram on the doors of Satan's strongholds! You don't have to go it alone, go to war with fellow, kingdom-committed Christians (no charge, just commit yourself to be a faithful partner with them). Join with them, right where you are. You can be old, sick, shut-in, and seemingly no use--not a problem, you're qualified! You can be too young, too fat, too thin, too something--not a problem! See your own hangups and problems come into the Spirit's control after you start focusing on God's concerns and the spiritual needs of others! "And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace..." will be not just a nice lyric, but your own experience as you dig in to the prayer mountain of God, with others holding the same shovel!

JOHN HAGEE MINISTRIES IS CALLING FOR NATION-WIDE ARMY OF PRAYING CHRISTIANS WHO WILL LIFT UP THIS NATION TO GOD FOR GRACE AND MERCY AND REVIVAL. Starting Sept. 20, they will pray and fast for 40 days. Join them, and see God move on our behalf! Disaster can be averted by the intevention of Almighty God, but only if we pray and fast.

Prayer Center

GLOBAL WARMING/CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX, HUMBUG, AND TWADDLE CENTER:

Who is in charge of planet Earth and its climate? Despite what Al Gore and the Climate Change radicals say, they are not able to affect the Earth's climate in the least way or turn it to what they say is a better temperature. That is God's perogative. Only He has that kind of power and the wisdom to know what is best to do for the planet. It is insane, utterly imbecilic to presume that man knows enough about it, and has the means, to change climate or correct "mistakes" that are man-made which are deletrious to the world climate system. Stop worrying, if you are, about Earth. God will take care of it. He created it, he can take care of it. Deal with your own challenges in your own life, leave planet Earth in God's hands. "He's God the Whole World in His Hands," used to be sung everywhere, and the message is still needing to be spread today in America and the fear-oppressed world, as it corrects the fallacy being promoted by the Al Gorites--that man is in charge of the planet and can change it either to the good or the bad. We can do neither thing! Even God has the final say as to the pushing of the doomsday button controlling the release of nuclear-armed missiles that might well unleash a world-wide nuclear war. He hasn't left that decision up to puny man, not for an instant. God is in control. That will never, never change. He has never once stepped down from his throne, so that Al Gore and his supporters could sit on it. He never will. He rules forever supreme, and for Him--who has all power--Earth is really no problem, not since He took care of the sin problem through the substitutionary death and sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ.

Creationism Center:

"The Genesis Flood," the History and Impact of the Book, by Dr. John C. Whitcomb

ENGLISH LITERATURE HERITAGE CENTER:

Three Poems by Gangster Pastor Eugene Evans

C.S. Lewis's great inspirational epic series, "The Tales of Narnia," continues to inspire epic films. Go to Narnia Faith.com for the latest of the series, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, a trailer.

Trailer for the Voyage of the Dawn Treader

"Ballad of the Uncrowned," by Eben

We haven't mentioned before that we have a Northwest Poetry Center that you can access, which will give you some spiritual poems as well as poems that are centered directly on current, hot button moral and political issues. We believe like the great Spurgeon, a firebrand of a preacher in 19th London, that our faith ought to be active in the public arena, strenuously engaged, dealing as powerfully as we can with the issues of the day, not ignoring them like self-blinding ostriches with their heads stuck in sand. Christ confronted the issues head-on, did he not? He struck at sin, death, the devil, and had some pointed things to say to his human enemies too, did he not? He didn't tackle the Roman Empire for the reason he had far bigger foes to confront and defeat, and the Roman Empire was insignificant compared with them. You can go to Northwest Poetry at:

Northwest Poetry

Great Christian poets such as John Greenleaf Whittier remain, despite all that secularists could do to disparage and denigrate them because of their Christian faith, shining like stars in the galaxy of America's greatest poets. I recently read his "The Worship of Nature," composed in 1867 just after the catastrophe of the Civil War, yet it doesn't speak of war but how nature "naturally" and instinctively worships God its Creator in all it does and all it is, even after Paradise was spoiled and ruined by sin in Adam's fall. Mark the climax of the poem, the concluding thought! It is truer today than it was in 1867.

"THE WORSHIP OF NATURE"

The harp of Nature's advent strung

Has never ceased to play;

The song the stars of morning sung

Has never died away.

And prayer is made, and praise is given,

By all things near and far;

The ocean looketh up to heaven,

And mirrors every star.

Its waves are kneeling on the strand,

As kneels the human knee,

Their white locks bowing to the sand,

The priesthood of the sea!

They pour their glittering treasures forth,

Their gifts of pearl they bring,

And all the listening hills of earth

Take up the song they sing.

The green earth sends her incense up

From many a mountain shrine;

From folded leaf and dewy cup

She pours her sacred wine.

The mists above the morning rills

Rise white as wings of prayer;

The altar-curtains of the hills

Are sunset's purple air.

The winds with hymns of praise are loud,

or low with sobs of pain,--

The thunder-organ of the cloud,

The dropping tears of rain.

With drooping head and branches crossed

The twilight forest grieves,

Or speaks with tongues of Pentecost

From all its sunlit leaves.

The blue sky is the temple's arch,

Its transept earth and air,

The music of its starry march

The chorus of a prayer.

So Nature keeps the reverent frame

With which her years began,

And all her signs and voices shame

The prayerless heart of man.

--John Greenleaf Whittier

Do you imagine poets look like so many do today, rather over-refined, academic types who are mostly all liberals and who write to a tiny group of people who think exactly as they do on issues? That may be true enough abo0ut them, but it is true only of the contemporary scene. A century ago, you could find more virile types, such as Alfred Tennyson. He was Poet Laureate of Great Britain after Wordsworth died. And perhaps Britain's greatest poet, or at least a peer of Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, and Hopkins. That is not claiming too much for him, as Gerard Manley Hopkins called him a glorious poet, for all his perceived flaws. Hopkins was a great poet, so for him to praise Tennyson so was to give him highest praise. We will be offering some excerpts of this great Christian poet, whose influence continues today to be strong, and no doubt will continue as long as this old earth revolves. "The Lady of Shalott," "Idylls of the King," "Break, Break, Break," "Crossing the Bar," "In Memoriam,"--his memorable works are too many to mention here. He was a genius at the earliest age, writing 6,000 lines of an epic poem while in his early teens. Imagine a teenager doing that today! TIME magazine would feature him on the front cover, no doubt!

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Is America experiencing "judgment drops" or a flood of judgment? Probably not a flood yet, but the drops certainly are wreaking havoc and trouble and even death in many areas, are they not? How long before the drops increase, and we feel a flood coming down upon our heads? It reminds me of the first drops of judgment the generation of Noah felt--they might have thought it was insignificant, as they thought they could deal with a few drops of this strange "rain" phenomenon "crazy old Noah" had warned them about for a hundred years. However, as the drops increased rapidly to a torrent,and their streets and even houses begain to dissolve and the roofs cave in, what were they thinking then? Certainly, they were beginning to take Noah's words more seriously, and even some began to repent, and call on their gods for the "rain" to let up. But the rain did not let it, it only got worse--far worse. They were forced out of their collapsing houses, no use trying to save anything and be drowned, as they screamed and struggled and tried to flee to higher ground. But the floods followed the refugees, and they found no higher ground existed--the upwelling flood was covering everything, even before they could get to the top of the nearest hill! Swept away from their last toeholds or even tree limbs, cast adrift in the rampaging waters, the sky deluging them with rivers of water from above, no doubt they called on Noah's God to save them. But their cries were in vain-- as those who had reached the ark pounded with their fists on it, pleading with Noah inside to open up and save them. He couldn't open up--God had shut the door, and an angel probably, or Jehovah himself, held it shut tight. Is that experience what we want for ourselves in America? It is coming, friends. It is just over the next ridge, a flood worse than any tsunami in Japan or Indonesia, piling up into a mountainous heap, poised to sweep down upon us at God's command.

Update Aug. 29, 2013: A deluge of rain is right now, at 5:30 p.m, sweeping over the whole are outside this Walmart, and keeping me from going to my car! We have had no appreciable rainfall all summer uintil the last day or so, and then this true Deluge has hit! I was run ragged trying to keep things watered and from drying up and blowing away, but now I can thank God,and rest the watering can! But what we really need is God's Rain of the Holy Spirit to fall on the entire nation, particularly the dead or next-to-dead churches and God's people! We are all in such a poor state but don't know it--the worst state of all. I sit with fellow Christians, who are half-alive, and I wonder how we can go on this way, day after day, Sunday after Sunday. It is so grieving to see and experience. This is the state of the "Church of Lot" in today's Sodom and Gommorah society of America, which is the same as in Europe, the once-Christian Europe but now fully given over to Neo-paganism and Atheism. Yet this rain today gives me hope somehow. God is in control of the weather, despite what Al Gore and his ilk think, and despite what Washington thinks, and despite what the White House thinks--they are laughable in God's eyes, the scripture tells us--plotting and planning against God's holy ordinances and thinking they will escape judgment or responsibilityfor their evil-doing. Might as well step out in this thunderstorm and think you can keep every raindrop away from you as think God will overlook our ungodliness as a people and nation! It cannot be done. Escape from Divine Judgement is not an option for us, Fellow Church Pew-Warmers of the World-Loving, Compromised Church of Lot, and Fellow Pagans of American, except through the forgiveness and pardon of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I for one want no part with either of you in the coming Judgment. Escape now while you can through Jesus Christ alone! I am so glad Jesus has pardon for a wretch like me! There is hope for anyone, no matter how base. There is hope for even our president, the current Ahab!

Comments on Evangel Magazine, Sept. 25, 2011:

Are you in some kind of storm in your life? Financial? Emotional? Marital? Psychological? Healthwise? On the job? We all encounter storms. It isn't a matter of "if," or "maybe," or "possibly," for you and I can't escape storms of all kinds, just as much as we can't escape bad weather storms, no matter where we go. Storms will find us, however well we have secluded ourselves in comfortable circumstances and well-padded bank accounts and the best health insurance. The Pentecostal Evangel magazine deals with this fact of a Christian's life in "Surviving Tragedy: Stories of Rescue and Renewal." Articles are: "God in the Storm," page 6, "Highway Miracle," page 14, and "Defeating Alcohol." "You can win," the editorial word by Ken Horn declares. "Everyone faces trials. You may be facing one now. It may pass quickly; it may not. In either case, God has what you need to triumph." That is a good word, and the stories bear that up in actual cases in specific lives of people.

The great issue here has these articles: "A Palestian State: How to Lose and Still Come out a Winner," "Leaning on His Word," "The Uniqueness of God's Word," "Fortress of Faith, Castles of Sand," The Power of God's Word." This is a most wonderful issue of a great magazine--get this issue, get this magazine. Do yourself and your faith a big, big favor.

In the Name of the Father

July 3--Before they call, I will answer: and while they are yet speaking I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24)

July 10--Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (Psalm 50:15)

July 17--I have made, and I will hear: even I will carry and deliver you. (Isaiah 46:4)

July 24--Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee...I will uphold thee...(Isaiah 41:10)

July 31--I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go. I will guide thee...(Psalm 32:8)

In the Name of the Son

August 7--Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with me. (REv. 13:20)

August 14--Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37)

August 21--Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

August 28--Everyone which seeth the Son and believeth in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise [scripture reference and remainder of verse missing].

In the Holy Spirit

September 5--In Christ ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.(Ephesians 1:12/13)

Sept. 12--When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.

ear witness Sept 26--When the Comforter is come whom I will sxend unto you...he shall testify of Me, and ye shall also bear witness. (John 15: 26/27)

--Dorothy Armitage S.R.N.

MONTHLY MEDITATIONS

A few Biblical reminders for some spiritual maladies

April 7--For Fretfulness, Heb. 12:3. "Consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself". [this is an excellent verse for the current U.S. Presidency and all its woes of ungodliness--Ed.]

April 14--For Resentfulness, Psalm 18:30. "As for God, His way is perfect."

April 21, For Brokenheartedness, Psalm 55: 22, "Cast thy burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee."

April 28, For Wearness, Psalm 37: 7. "Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him".

May 5, For Weakness, Eph. 6:10. "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might".

May 12, For Solitariness, Heb. 13: 5/6. "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee".

May 19, For Fearfulness, Isa. 41: 10. "Fear thou not, for I am with thee".

May 26, For Faithlessness, Luke 12:30. "Your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things".

June 2, For Forgetfulness, Psalm 103: 2. "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits".

June 9, For Worldliness, 1. John 2: 15/17. "Love not the world...the world passeth away, but he that doeth the will of God abide for ever".

June 16, For Drowsiness, Mawrk 13: 35. "Watch...for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh".

June 23, For Hopelessness, Psalm 42: 5 & 11. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?...Hope thou in God".

June 30, For Joylessness, Psalm 35: 9. "My soul be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in Thy salvation".

My mother and sisters, my eldest brother and myself supported this Seafarer's Center ministry to the world's sailors that spreads the gospel to them and through them far and wide. For over 30 years my mother has been a part of the auxiliary that helps support its wonderful outreach to the sailors. Bible correspondence courses, Bibles, and all sorts of help like in shopping and bringing them needed personal items (if they can't get shore leave) helps the sailors spiritually and physically and emotionally. Laptop hookups, free, are also given them at the Port of Tacoma Seafarer's Center. Recreation facilities also provided, and trips to doctors, churches, stores and malls in the center's van. Who else helps them like this? They are so appreciative, and say so, often with emails from ships at sea! God, please bless this ministry richly!

This issue features a tribute to my mother for all her support over the years to this ministry and makes known her passing to heaven. She left a legacy of faith in action at the Seafarer's Center which shall not pass away, I believe, but will grow from year to year, producing much fruit for God's kingdom.

"Evangelism and Church Growth Center:

China's population is 1,330,044,605 and growing by tens of millions a year despite the infamous, genocidal one-child (read "male" gender, with the usually unwanted females aborted). That incomprehensible statistic means they have almost a billion more people than the U.S., despite the multitudes of their own people, born or unborn, they have already slain. Chew on that! A billion more people in the streets and in the cities and spread across the country! The principal language is Mandarin Chinese (which means, far more people, hundreds of millions more, speak Mandarin Chinese than we speak English in this country). The American Bible Society helps support the printing of Bibles in China through Amity Press, which is the government authorized company for printing Bibles. So far Amity Press has printed 80 million Bibles. That is a lot, but it is still not meeting the need, obviously, of the billion plus population of China. For a donation of only $1 you can help print one Bible in Mandarin Chinese. Go to the web site to learn more about this project, if you want to help China with its greatest need: Bibles!

American Bible Society & Chinese Bibles

Every Bible printed probably reaches dozens of people potentially, as the Bibles are shared, not set on coffee tables or in bookshelves to gather dust. Each Bible is treasured and used until it is completely worn out and in tatters. We in America have no idea how valuable a Bible is, since we have always had access to all the Bibles we could possibly want. Not so in China! Very few people, proportionately, own a Bible. The hunger for Bibles is so great that people weep when they hold their first Bible. We ae so spoiled and callous, we can't imagine that, can we? Just read the the latest RECORD magazine--it tells how Chinese people react when handed their first Bible. To them it is worth more than anything else on earth they could possibly possess. China has a far more glorious future in store than we can claim, since the Chinese people value the Bible, the Word of God, supremely higher than gold or worldly things. America used to honor the Bible, now we throw it out and ban it in public places! Our nation is under the ax, and will be destroyed, if we keep on this way, whereas China will rise higher and higher, all due to its regard for the Word of God.

Take a lesson from the Back to Jerusalem ministry of the underground home churches of China! They know all about evangelism and church growth. They just don't add numbers, they add true, reproducing Christians! Go to the website and find out about this:

Back to Jerusalem

CARTOON AND GALLOWS HUMOR CENTER:

We heartily recommend the cartoons of the Levitt Letter, which are clearly the best in the Christian and even the secular magazine world. You cannot possibly find their equal--just try! And I won't hold my breath either!--Ed.

Please go now to the Cartoon Center for the comic series segment from a local newspaper in the 1960s when they were still running Bible-based comic series:

"Cartoon Center"

Cooked Terrorist, anyone? You might well have to apply a lot of tenderizer, to make the meat less stringy--as a steady diet of the Koran for most Muslims tends to harden the texture of the flesh to that of an old rooster's or senescent goat's. You might well try marinating the terrorist for two weeks in papaya juice--but don't expect any great result.

"Cooking a Terrorist"

JAWBONE OF JUDGMENT CENTER:

A Federal office building is running a multi-color gay pride flag right beneath the U.S. Flag, Old Glory! What a statement that makes! The United States of Washington, Lincoln, and Reagan endorses and celebrates sodomy! Wonderful, this Federal Government, to come up with such an endorsement, when the polls indicate Americans in the majority do not sanction any such thing! Is this Federal Government representative or is it a runaway super-bureaucracy of elitists with a radical, leftist liberal agenda? That gay pride rag flying from that Federal building is an effront to all Americans who honor what America was built upon! Shame on President Obama, shame on Congress for not putting a stop to this infamy, shame on the courts and the Supreme Court for sanctioning it too in many kinds of rulings!

Do you read the Bible where sin is declared sin and God judges it? Doesn't it say God is the Judge over men and nations, both great and small? God has already judged America for its sins, and is holding this nation responsible. His Word already has judged America. There can be no doubt about it, though there is plenty of confusion. I refuse to be confused any longer. My country is judged, and that doesn't mean that total destruction has not been postponed by the mercy and grace of God--it certainly has been postponed, perhaps decades! We were a wicked and behaving wickedly long before our Muslim dictator-president stepped into the Oval Office to declare prideful blasphemies and lies to the whole world. Are you still confused about where his sympathies really lie? You need not be. Listen to his own words about his true faith in the Koran and the religion of Islam, also what he says about this country. Why not take him at his own words, which he stated a number of times to many thousands and millions of people, and which are recorded on tape. There can be no confusion. Watch him say them with heartfelt expression too--he really meant them, as much as this cold-hearted, salamander-like creature can mean anything, that is.

A pastor and write sent me the following video from YouTube. I hope this link works, otherwise you can go directly and do a Search and probably obtain it yourself.

"I am one of them," by Barack Hussain Obama

Ending Note: What do we make of this, that we have a Muslim and a Socialist President foisted on us? I believe myself it is part of God's judgment on us, to allow us to be oppressed by wicked rulers to the point where we will cry in our distress to God, that He will send us who repent mercy and grace and deliver us out of his hands. I do not know if America can be saved, or will be saved, but we can receive mercy and grace even on the decks of a sinking Titanic. That doesn't mean we won't slide or fall soon into the icy-cold, killing waters of the sea as the ship breaks up and plummets to the bottom, but God's mercy and grace will nevertheless carry us through even that--and into His arms.

The summer issue of VINE AND BRANCHES magazine (see above in the Recommended Magazine center) has a stunningly good article on whether America is being judged by God. Is there any question in your mind about this still, after all that has happened in the last couple years? You don't even have to go back to 9/11, to see that God is judging this nation for its flagrant sins in a variety of ways. His hands are not tied! He can judge us, pouring down on us his wrath, either a drop here, a drop there, or a river of judgment that sweeps us all away in one big flood! We used to sing a nice song about "mercy drops round us are falling..." Well, how about "judgment drops round us are falling..." Certainly, you would agree to that, we are experiencing at least "judgment drops." Otherwise, you can have no explanation that is reasonable for what we are seeing happen to America, right in our own neighborhoods. The problem is, like you see with a dripping fawcet or a leaking pipe, the drops may soon increase to a flood, it just is a matter of time usually before you are having to call the plumber as you stand in several inches of water gushing out over the floor! Drops now, but a flood is coming! A flood of judgment we won't be able to fix--for it will be too late. And the Plumber is God, and what if he doesn't answer our call? It's his call, whether He answers or not. No doubt Sodom and Gomorrah were calling on God too, when judgment descended. No doubt they cast their worthless idols aside and called on the One True God, but, friends, it was too late, too late. There comes a too late. So...isn't it time to acknowledge our sin now, while the drops of judgment are indeed falling not just around but on us? Why wait for the flood to repent? Then it will be too late, and our cries for mercy and grace will then be unheard.

I have heard people say in Bible teaching that Jesus's two cleansings of the Temple were not typical of his ministry of reconciliation, but if so, why did they take place both at the start and at the close of his earthly ministry? Yes, he did not come to bring judgment, but he certainly made the point, twice, that God demanded purity in the house of prayer and was going to get it, even if it required a violent cleansing! We suffer sometimes hideously as Christians when we are out of his will, and we suffer hideously sometimes even when we are in His will. This life is going to produce suffering for us, sooner or later. But the question is, is the suffering going to cleanse us, or embitter us and make us all the more defiant and rebellious? We will fall into judgment and destruction like the Pharisees and Sadducees did in Jesus's time on earth if we don't cleanse our temples, our houses of prayer, when called to do so. God isn't going to allow us to go on as we have been doing, defiling the house of prayer (which is our own bodies). God is very, very serious about this, he has never ceased to be serious about it. It is time to stop playing games with Almighty, Holy God, don't you agree? Judgment is falling on America, no doubt about it any more. But we can decide to be cleansed by it, or be crushed to powder. Personally, I want to repent and change, and obey the Lord with his p;ower and strength. Then when destruction comes upon this nation and people who have abandoned God, God will be my refuge and fortress, while others run about seeking in vain a place of escape and safety, just as the Christ-defying leaders of the Jews did when the Romans under Vespasian and Titus came against Jerusalem with their Roman legions in 70 A.D.

"Under the Radar," by David Pett

"Robert Krebs's Recent Dream," for Americans and People Everywhere

In connection and conformation of this dream, you might well get ahold of a copy of "Storm Warning," the latest book by Billy Graham. It is available at book stores, or by contacting the Billy Graham website.

"Is He, or Isn't He?", excerpt from ISRAEL MY GLORY, Jan/Feb 2009, article by Steve Herzig

Howard E. Kershner, Ph.D., writes in the Lutheran Digest, Fall 1966, how socialism is a dead end, in his article, "The Future of the Welfare State." Actually, a socialist welfare state has no future you would want for yourself and your children! (if only Barack Obama would have listened to Kershner instead of Saul Olinksky and his socialist college professors!). See for yourself if you want what Obama and his crew proposes for America and your children:

There is no future for the welfare state, and that means there is no future for Obama's welfare state, which he has made out of America! See the reasons why:

"The Future of the Welfare State," by Howard E. Kershner, Ph.D., Lutheran Digest, Fall 1966

CHRISTIAN CELEB CENTER

Governor Rick Perry has stepped up to the bat as a Christian man and political figure. He is not ashamed of his Christian faith and will not hide it in his pocket like so many others do in the political arena just to keep from "offending people." Let such people be offended, if they don't like Christians! We are what we are, by the sheer grace of Christ our Savior. Whether he is God's choice for President or not, you decide. I will make my own decision too, after I pray about it. But as a man of principle and godly character and example, this man deserves your gratitude and mine too. We need more such real men today in America. Women have already shamed the men in how they have stepped up to the bat for us Christians--while the men held back. Together, men, women, children, all who loved Jesus, let us go forward to reclaim this great country of America that was founded on Christian foundations.

With the admirable evangelical Christian, Governor Rick Perry of Texas, out of the race, for some time now, in fact, who is left in the Presidential race that we can vote for and not stain our conscience? We have only one choice, really--Governor Mitt Romney. This is almost a "no-brainer." Romney comes closest to the Biblical standard and has most respect for the Constitutional liberties that are founded on our inalienable rights granted us by God Almighty, not man or government. He respects the sanctity of human life. He respects the traditional family. He respects an exceptional America founded by Pilgrim forefathers. He realizes we are in fiscal chaos and must get our financial house in order or self-destruct as a nation. He respcts individual initiative and liberty. He respects a Higher Power, his Mormon God. Now the last may turn off some or even many evangelical Christians, but you and I cannot have our cake and eat it in this particular election. This is an imperfect world, and these candidates are imperfect. Romney, however, comes closest of the two candidates to what can make a good or even a great President, given the chance. I will give him the chance with my vote. Like I said, of the two candidates, he is the better choice, and he is better-- given his short-comings, than Barack Hussain Obama (aka Barry Sotero). In fact, he is far better in every category you can name.

Update: Well, poor, wicked America, choosing the true Loser of a president again. If you lose, why not lose again by your own choice! The Founding Fathers foresaw such a critter as the Obama, and did all they could to keep him from the Oval Office that they could, but they warned us that this system of freedom is only good so long as the people are righteous. Well, Americans are no longer righteous by a long shot, so they are voting in characters who are ungodly so they will not be convicted by his example and policies or restrained in any way from indulging in the most sinful behavior. That only figures! So God gives us what we demand, and we sink all the lower under such decadent, depraved, ungodly leaders! We have been given over to Ahab and Jezebel for a second term of catastrophe. This should cause us to pray all the harder, not give up. But this will be a test, are we going to react like Lot, or like Elijah? We can't straddle the fence any longer--as the edge of it has turned razor-sharp!

"Bible Greats" by Eben

Dunce of the World Center:

DUNCE OF THE WORLD CENTER

Al Biden has to be the biggest court jester in history. He is the vice presidential comic relief to the overall gray, clanking, socialistic, Sauron-like grimness of the Obama agenda, which he certainly does. But he is a filthy mouthed individual too, according to the testimony of Franklin Graham.. He does great injustice to his office in every way. He defiles his very position with his dirty talk, even amidst formal gatherings at the White House. No one rebukes him, and Obama of course not--he wouldn't silence his court jester who is doing such a good job lowering standards of civility and decorum in the highest levels of government. Obama shows by this he wants to totally degrade the U.S. presidency and the nation, for he hates the Christian foundation of our land so much he cannot and will not cease his efforts to drag everything America stands for into the stinking mud. Al Biden, his toady, is all too ear to assist such a man, as his entire tenure in office has proven. Shame on this awful and profanity-spewing clown we are so afflicted with!

God deliver us from these scroundrels in high places! Move over Judge Goldstone, Carter, and Al Gore, David Cameron, PM of Britain, needs to find room to be seated! Supposedly a "Christian" (have we heard that before in the dismal halls of the British Parliament and 10 Downing Street?), Cameron has espoused the Gay Rights and Same-Sex Marriage Nonsense in a big way. According to the Christian Telegraph, he has attended most recently the biggest gay rights gathering in Wales (And I thought the Welsh were more sensible than that, but maybe their part of the U.K. has been hijacked by the gay terrorists across the border). What a stinking, low political abyss he has sunk into! I suppose he supports traditional marriage and traditional family too! I do hope and pray that the sensible Brits will throw this Benedict Arnold out of office soon, and not vote his likes in again (as we have done her in America, time after time, to our shame and destruction). Thank God for Canada, which is taking a different course under its Prime Minister. I would move there if the trend continues--as this country is a cesspool, and getting no better fast. I suppose there are misguided Christians in Britain too who energetically pray for wisdom to be granted this montebank, but really they are wasting their time, they ought to pray for his salvation, and the conviction of the Holy Spirit, who is here to convict ungodly men of their unrighteousness.

Move over, Mr. Carter, Judge Goldstone needs to sit beside you. This character was the perpetrator of the worst hoax since the White Water S & L scandals that the Clintons were involved in (imgine, Mrs. Clinton made $100,000 for a $1,000 "investment!). His report called after his name denounced Israel for the crimes of targeting civilians deliberately in the Gaza incursion--when they did no such thing, as the facts bore out. The United Nations was delighted with his report, and it is now officially endorsed, though Goldstone has backpeddled, saying he wouldn't have denounced Israel if he had known the truth. Few are buying his lame apology, and are even calling for him to retire from public life; if he has any decency or conscience, he will do so, before even his family dog gives him dirty looks.

Jimmy Carter could not be imagined, he is so incredible. No joke, Jimmy Carter is in real danger of occupying the dunce's corner stool and wearing the dunce cap permanently--as "Israel My Glory" magazine for July-August reports he he has come out unequivocably for forcing Israel to return to the so-called "1967 borders," thus making Israel indefensible, and he also supports the unilateral declaration and creation of the State of Palestine, without Israel having anything to say about it. My, isn't this a new thing in geopolitiking? Carter advises us and the world to seize Israeli territory (dividing it nearly in half), and carve off a chunk of Jerusalem too for an enemy capital to take up residence in, and all for the sake of creating a new country called Palestine that will be nothing more than a hotbed for attacks on trunkated Israel and more vicious attacks on a Islamophilic, bowing and scraping Europe. Jimmy Carter obviously checked his conscience at the door of his political think tank in Washington. Just as his church would admit no blacks (yet he promoted himself as a champion of blacks and civil rights) in Plains, Georgia, his organization would admit no Jews either, leastwise Israelis, as partners in the world community of nations. Sorry, Mr. Carter, you are dead wrong! God covenanted with Israel long, long before peanuts were ever grown in Georgia, and your peanut philosophy and hatred of a free Israel will never prevail, as God stands behind his Covenant. Wear your cap, Mr. Carter, and grin all you like, it is the only crown you will ever get if you keep espousing and mouthing the world's folly, defiance of God's Covenant with Israel, Replacement Theology, and antisemitism.

Recently Secretary of the DOD (succeeded by CIA Director Leon Panetta), Mr. Gates, is a close runner-up to the Peanut President for DUNCE MAGNIFICO. As reported in "Israel My Glory," July-August issue, the Army burned Bibles sent by a church to a chaplain and Christian soldiers in Afghanistan, treated them like garbage, while the Koran is treated at Guantanamo Detention Center in Cuba like the holiest thing on earth, to be handled with kid gloves and with the greatest respect, all so that Moslem jehadists and killers of our troops will not be offended. Even the U.S. flag cannot be flown where it might be seen by a Moslem jehadist in the prison, lest it offend him. Oh, Mr. Gates, would you consider returning to the real world and kindly take off your glasses of multiculturalism, diversity, and "Tolerance" that have blinded you so badly you cannot see the terrorist as our sworn enemy anymore? How you got to be a leader over our military for so many administrations is a big question that should be asked. How you passed first grade is just as big a question in my mind.

Bowing and scraping and compromising our national ideals and freedoms will not aid our cause of defending freedom, ours and the world's. Rather, you are tearing down our walls, inviting the enemy into our society, to do whatever he wills with us. And all the while we cannot call wolves, wolves. We must not offend the wolves with such profiling, right? The wolves might be offended if we called them wolves, after they have been caught terrorizing and killing the sheep. Who is defending the sheep anymore? Not you, Mr. Gates! You are defending the sensibilities and feelings of the wolves, as if they had any--which they don't. They are cold-hearted, cold-blooded killers, and to snuff out lives is their chosen objective, and they do it like machines, with no qualms or feelings involved.

Why not treat wolves like wolves? They are nothing more or less--and you might save some sheep from being slaughtered, Mr. Gates. Turn the wolves loose, as you have been doing, and later they get caught back over in Afghanistan after killing yet more American troops. You are responsible for that, Mr. Gates! Yes, you! You were not replaced soon enough, and you hardly deserved the Medal of Freedom, even if Osama bin Ladin was lately taken out during your tenure. If you won't want to take responsibility for the direct result of your politically correct policies--more slain U.S. troops-- the decent thing for you to do is at least hand the Medal of Freedom back, or give it to the widows of the troops slain because of your stupid policies.

REALITY CHECK CENTER:

I just saw a car in the parking lot of the library with that really stupid sticker, COEXIST, which has all the religious insignia standing for Islam, Christianity, etc. Once I was New Age, but I was at least thinking, and wans't brain dead. This is egregrious, brain-dead New Age twaddle, of course. Christ is exclusive, He has to be, since He only is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father but by Him! He said so, so is He a liar or an imposter? I don't believe so. Islam too is exclusive. "There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is His Prophet," blah blah blah. Totally untrue, but yet 1 billion or more are imprisoned by that exclusive religion. Hinduism is also exclusive, they don't tolerate Christians though they tolerate most everyone else. If they can claim Jesus as just another Hindu god, they are content to coexist, but if Christians proclaim that Jesus is the only Way, well, the Hindus of India lose their tolerance quickly and go on the warpath. Therefore, to become a Christian and be baptized in India means something (it means near to nothing in ACmerica, on the contrary, where there is no sacrifice and virtually no persecution).

"Israel in the News," from the July/August issue of ISRAEL MY GLORY, has two very arresting items, "Life After the Expulsion," and "Goldstone Recants". Goldstone, Judge Richard Goldstone, may not ring a bell or drop a gavel in your hearing--but he did drop a gavel against Israel, and that sound was heard round the world, when he, as head of a "fact-finding" commission from the United Nations, declared Israel the guilty party in its 2009 incursion into Gaza. Now this absolute dunderhead recants. He has said his "findings" of his 575-page report and denunciation of Israel were unfounded (he did not know the truth at the time) and that Israel did not intentionally target civilians. A little late, wouldn't you say? The United Nations is virulently anti-semitic and hates Israel with a passion, so this was chocolate cake to this world body of anti-semites, you can be sure, and they are not giving it up, even though the head of the fact-finding kangeroo board is saying he misspoke.

Surely, anyone can make a mistake, but this kind of mistake is incredible, since he had all the means and resources to find out the truth before he published his report. Instead, he chose to endorse the Palestianian position vis a vis Israel, with little or no concern for the facts. Where did he go? Whom did he talk to? How could he have come up with his erroneous conclusions? The New York SUN observes: "Mr. Goldstone should now have the decency to retire from public life did a fine job of avoiding the significant facts! DITTO!

The second item describes one of the most egregrious crimes against humanity you could imagine: the expulsion of Jews from their own lands, homes, properties "for the sake of peace between Israel and the Terrorist-ruled Arabs of Gaza."

Imagine how the Israeli government, pressured by the U.S. to rob Israeli citizens of their own home, business property and investments, not to mention their synagogues, has treated the Gazan Jews--no, you cannot imagine it. The article tells us that they are now consigned to sweat boxes, trailers they call "caravillas," and since the Gazan Arabs rain rockets on them, guess what kind of bomb shelters the Israeli government has provided? No, you cannot guess correctly: it is sewer pipes, old ones at that. Two benches are set up witin the big sewer pipes. Sometimes that isn't sufficient for all who crowd into them to escape a rocket attack. Most people prefer to die comfortably in their beds than run at night into the sewer pipes. What crime had these Jews committed to deserve this fate? Nothing, except they are Jews. It is considered just and right to treat Jews this way, under the current Obama administration, as well as the United Nations oversight, and the equally high-minded Norwegian government. Would you accept this treatment, fellow American, from our government? Would you consider it fair if you and your family had to endure rocket attacks night and day, and only have a sewer pipe to run into for shelter? I would e think you would be shouting in the faces of your legislators until you got attention focused on how the government was mistreating you and your family! And what about the pitiful amounts of money the Jews of Gaza were paid in return for their beautiful homes, thriving businesses and greenhouses, and synagogues? They had spent the best years of their lives building up these things for the future of their families--and the cruel, indifferent, politically correct liberals of the Bush and Obama administrations stole it all away and gave it to the enemies of the Jews to destroy--which they promptly did when they Israeli army pulled out and took the Jews of Gaza away by force, weeping and struggling in the arms of hands of the military. Would you want to rob these people? Would you steal their futures? Would you subject them to rocket attacks and terror and--pfui!--sewer pipes for bomb shelters? The Bushes did, the Obamas did, the U.S. Congress did, the United Nations did, certain mainline Protestant denominations did, the Norwegian Nobel Committee did--and to this whole lot, I say what the Bible says: you will be cursed, if you curse Israel. The shame and poverty cast upon these poor Jews shall be returned to YOU ALL a hundred-fold! Shame on you all for this incalculable, heartless crime you have perpetrated against Israel and the Lord's Chosen People the Jews!

Israel Today Magazine carries an article that gives us the most shocking news about Israel I have yet heard: This shouldn't be happening in Israel. Israel should be the last place it should be happening, but Israel is aborting Israel, at the clip of 40,000 Israelis a year! I don't think the radical Jehadists can claim anything close to that number of Israelis they manage to snuff out. How wonderful for the Palestinians, that Israel, run by the same secularist and liberal crowd we have in Western countries and America, is energetically killing its own people and eliminating the Jewish race as fast as it can! 40,000 babies are aborted each year, so that adds up to TWO MILLION ISRAELIS SINCE 1948, THE YEAR ISRAEL BECAME A NATIONAL STATE! Hurrah for secular humanism and liberalism-- you've killed off more Jews in sixty or so years than the Palestinians could even dream of killing--and you did it at your own expense too--Arafat was not out even a dime! But there is worse: if these Israelis had been allowed to live, they would have created ten million Israelis--so there you have it, Israel is cutting its own throat, expecting returning Jews to fill the gap in population created by the abortion mills. But it can't do that--no amount of returned, emigrant Jews can make up for the stupendous loss of these Israeli children. I for one would cut off all aid to Israel unless this genocide is stopped! That might wake up the secularist liberals presently leading Israel to extinction as a nation and people. They can bemoan the Shoah or Holocaust all they like, but they are creating a worse Shoah/Holocaust by their own misguided philosophy--secularist humanism/liberalism. On this issue Israel sinks or falls, and it is falling, make no mistake about it. America, and Canada, and Britain, and all the other provinces of the nauseatingly sophisticated and arrogant death culture of the European Union, are falling in the same, self-dug pit: extinction. We can pray for Israel all we like, give all we can to ministries and charities supporting Israel, but meanwhile the undertakers in the Israeli abortion industry are busily making a mass grave of Israel. Chemosh is become the god of Israel, the infant-devouring God of the Moabites stands like a colossus over the nation of Israel. What a charade--this democracy they tout as the only one of its kind in the Middle East! A democracy where you can have abortion on demand is just what Chemosh likes best--for the Jews of old voluntarily sacrificed their children to Chemosh, to be devoured by flames in the idol's furnace like belly. They did it for the god's favor, so deceived and degraded they were in their minds and souls. But our present generation is more depraved, we do such abominations for "convenience." The Israel Today magazine article gives two examples of women who were at their road's end in life and considering abortion when a pro-life evangelical group rescued them and their babies. That is worthy of support and prayer too. But meanwhile the babies are being aborted in the tens of thousands a year--how can this be stopped? Once set up as god, Chemosh has Israel in its ferocious grip, and only God can break that idol in pieces. Would all-out war with its neighbors end the abortion epidemic in Israel? Maybe. Maybe not. How will Israel come to its senses? Our own nation America is hardly coming to its senses, even with the tremendous economic meltdown of the last years of Obama's maladministration. Chemosh will drag us all down to hell, that is its whole Satanic aim--while we play our games at church and try to make a feel-good religion work as a substitute for a First Century-type Christian faith. Jesus has the ansswer: revival and restoration in America, Israel, and the dying West. Jesus IS the Answer. He is the Only Answer. But Jesus is rejected. He is not even an option on the table. That is why I see we are doomed as nations, Israel included. We cannot and will not change. Yet God...He is able to save us still, despite ourselves. We can still hope in God--for in the Bible we see marvelous restorations that no man could have engineered or even imagined. Restoration and Revival--it is possible only with God acting sovereignly, though he chooses to move through a few obedient saints who stand in the gap, as intercessors, for the lost and doomed people. I have my hope in God, but as for society? A nation like Israel that bemoans the Holocaust but kills off its own people for profit and convenience as it is presently doing-- that typifies the monster, the Chemosh, we are up against--it is a madness, a desperation, a scrambling to find a way out of individual distress and misery brought on by drugs, immorality, and abuse, as well as a politically correct philosophy of state allied with hell itself to support and enable that madness and desperation--surely, this duarchy of doomsday is the neo-Nazism of our times that is digging our graves and shovelling in the millions we are eliminating, all the while we go about our lives hoping things will get better somehow. Living in fantasyland, denying the reality of pay-back someday, we dance to the liberals' tunes. I am very tired of it! Aren't you?

When is life over, or no longer viable? WHO decides, that is the real question! Life is always viable in God's eyes, as he can do anything, and the impossible is his starting point, though it is the exact opposite, the end, for us. I don't care, and God really doesn't care, that you are the parent and have the so-called responsibility for your child or elderly parent--He makes the life and death choices, not you! Oh, yes, you can take that choice away from God and play God all you like--and then have to live the rest of your life with the results, your remorse and nagging misgivings and guilt. Society, ruled by liberals, now preempts the choice only God is wise enough to handle. It prejudges who are viable human beings, and who are not. B.F. Skinner the "behaviorist" from hell formulated the philosophy to justify eliminated the "unfit," as he prejudged certain human beings, either mentally retarded or too sick and old to take care of themselves. Margaret Sanger was of that view, undoubtedly. So was Adolf Hitler and his crew. Now we have loads of liberals (called euphemistically, "progressives" when they are nothing short of "regressives" to the howling jungle) running things who hold that view too, and the laws are being passed to enforce it, ala Holland and Scandinavian countries who have gone down the slippery slope of euthanasia ten or so years before us.

As a caregiver for years for my aged mother, I gained an insight into the preciousness of old people in society, the invaluable role they play. They are treasures! Now when you see drugged-up oldsters vegetating in a nursing home, you don't see "treasures," do you? But that is not God's work, it is man's. It is also the direct result of Adam's fall and sin against God. One thing that sort of bothers me about Heaven is that there won't be old people there--so I am told. Old people are so beautiful! They really are! I don't think I will get the same joy out of seeing everyone in heaven looking about 33 years old. That is my impression, and hopefully it will change.

At any rate, old people on earth, and the sick and the retarded too, are precious human beings. Keeping "vegetables" on life support is not God's view in the least. Did you know that (an insight given me in a dream a few months ago) these "mentally challenged" folks such as "Downs symdrome" patients or clients in group homes are on a holy fast and their praise is precious to God their Creator. They don't have to do anything else to please God and be fulfilled in His eyes. They are fasting all their lives, long or short. Just look at what they can't do (most of the things we do and take for granted but consider definitive of a "productive, viable human life--which is really behaviorism and Planned Parenthoodism in a benign form until we decide how long a loved one will live who is in a hospital or facing long-term intensive care!). Yes, they can't do all those things, or can't do them well. They need expensive care. They cost us all a lot of money. But...on the other side of the ledger, they are indispensable. They keep us from becoming souless monsters, such as the Nazi doctors of the deathcamps or the practicioners of the Planned Parenthood abortion mills and all their allied politicoes in Congress who are swilling the taxes of state-supported abortion. Euthanasia and abortion are the same thing really, except that the victims are young or unborn on one hand and elderly or "mentally challenged" and sick on the other. Murder is murder in God's eyes. We play God over the lives and destinies of other human beings who are helpless. We better watch out! They have one helper, one Advocate left: God! If we choose to eliminate those we prejudge as "unfit," God will have to eliminate us as "unfit." Pay-back is coming to the "progressives"--and it is beyond description. Stand for life, all life, in any shape or form, and let God decide the issues, that is the wise thing to do. We don't have to have the answers, because God is the Answer to life's dilemmas. Job found that out, didn't he? His friends had life figured out and condemned Job, but God denounced Job's friends and vindicated Job who didn't have the answers and admitted it. One thing only he claimed: he was righteous because He trusted Almighty God. What Job did is exactly what we are wise to do: trust God with life. He created it, He can handle it. Only He can and should decide its issues. To pull or not to pull the plugs? That is not the question. To trust or not to trust God--that is the real question. "Oh, but the poor dear is suffering too much, she would rather go home"? God knows all about suffering, more than we do. He still has a time for everyone to live, and a time to die--so says Ecclesiastes. It is high time we in America who value God and revere God to call the "progressives" to task for their mishandling of human life. Unless we stop this movement now in its tracks, their misguided, godless philosophy will infect all human relations to the point where we will be eliminating "unfit" life Nazi-style but for simple convenience (as as we already see in the case of 50 million abortions in America--since Roe vs. Wade, I believe, and 40 million in Russia in the last 20 years). Just think how mean and phoney-compassionate a society becomes that goes the route the progressives are taking us--we can't want that to happen. It is happening, however. Fifty million Americans are not with us--that alone is the biggest catastrophe in American history, and it is a catastrophe for the whole world. No wonder why the world is in such a chaotic, crumbling state! We are headed for a world dictatorship to "fix" the problems we created with liberalized society and politics playing God with human life. The political, socio-economic "solution" progressive society will concoct and enforce with all the powers of state will be the "Final Solution" that brings not only mass extinctions of human beings on this planet during the Great Tribulation but also the end of "progressive liberalism"--thank God! But what a cost in human lives and suffering and countless damnations in hell! It didn't have to go and end this way--but it certainly will. Revelation is the book that shows us conclusively that we will have to learn the hard, hard way, that to trust God our Creator is life and happiness, but to do the opposite is endless woe, death, and destruction.

DON'T BE IMPRESSED OR FOOLED BY THE CAUSE-CELEBS: Witness the emergence of a new brand of celebrity--celebs who do not owe their fame to talent, ability, or some outstanding achievement--far from it! These celebs gain instant fame because of a Cause THEY TAKE UP TO COVER THEIR LACK OF ACTING ABILITY AND TRUE INDIVIDUAL WORTH. That is all it requires, no merit, no training, no outstanding achievement, not even good character: just a Cause, pure and simple. Cause-Celebs are nonentities, people who have no intrinsic worth of their own, who attach themselves like limpets or polyps or barnacles to sensational "hot button" issues and causes the press likes to promote to sell papers nobody wants, and their organizations with their well-funded war chests are like battering rams, by which they assault the public day and night until a weary public gives them all they are demanding, and more, always more! Food, Pollution, Education--they are stirring the pot in every subject imaginable and a lot that are unimaginable. They win the highest awards, too, just like the Cause-Celeb Al Gore did, simply because of the Cause he promoted that he claimed had to do with saving the planet. A slightly less worse case: The mentally-challenged Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded B.H. Obama the Nobel Peace Prize not for any achievement or what he had done or was doing, but for something they calculated he might do in forwarding the radical causes they themselves approved! This they had to admit was their reason for granting it to him--since it was obvious to the whole world, this paricular emperor wore no clothes and was parading naked when it came to being anything or contributing anything of value to the world.

We should not be impressed or misled by these glitzy Cause-Celebs, whatever their names and impressive positions. They are worthless and vile individuals without redeeming value--far as their fake renown is concerned. What they are, in truth, is something utterly different from their image and awards and fame. What is Al Gore, for example, apart from his Global Warming/Climate Change agenda? What is Barack Hussain Obama, the "community organizer" from Chicago and some rather shady circumstances therein? Oh, yes, he was voted in as U.S. President. We've had absolute failures before voted in as presidents, have we not? Jimmy Carter is a case in point. What really are all these thousands of other Cause Celebs who follow in their wake?

The pathetic reality behind the facades is probably most shocking; therefore, it is all the more earnestly covered up by the supporting media. Remember the odd but charming traveling-salesman who masqueraded as the grand Wizard of Oz to Dorothy and her frightened, bamboozled friends? Keep that picture in mind, for it is a true one describing what is going on in American society, in the papers and magazines, on TV, in films. It is all fake, fake, fake, and we Americans are bamboozled by all the smoke and mirrors shows being put on, all designed to fool us into giving them our money and our votes and whatever else they are out to get from us.

Isn't it high time we demand these people produce something of true value for a change? Produce some real contribution to society that uplifts and doesn't degrade us? Or just be real and admit they, like the so-called Wizard of Oz, aren't what they are making themselves out to be?

Cause-Celebs are social parasites, whose careers are built on a tissue of lies and deceit, all for the sake of aggrandizing themselves at the expense of their victims. However glamorous they appear, the reality is ugly--they are taking naked advantage of gullible people, making fools of them too. Satan was glamorous too once--the most beautiful angel in heaven-- but now the reality is totally different-- he is nothing but a low, slime-y con-artist. Our government now is run by con-artists, and the entertainment and even the sports worlds are riddled with similar con-artists. Con-artists even run main-line churches and some ministries for their own advancement, prestige, and power--not for Christ's kingdom at all. The Church is no better than the depraved popular culture in this respect of rampant Cause-Celebritism. Look at all these fake, tinpot bishops and prelates (Bishop Tutu, et. al.) who like to parade around in fancy robes and color-coordinated miters, with huge gold crosses carried in processions before them to meetings of foolish people where they usually champion sodomy and same sex marriage and every other evil named in the Bible!

Where is the humble man today? He is virtually gone from the contemporary scene, a place where Cause-Celebrity rules and high-sounding fakes in designer clothes are spouting sound bytes to the cameras or, in B.H. Obama's case, reading Saul Olinsky-laced garbage off his teleprompter.

How can a small country in northenmost Europe be experiencing what we are suffering today here in the U.S.? America (and Norway is symptomatic of the same spiritual malaise as is destroying America's evangelical churches like dry rot) is not out of the woods with the capture or killing of each terrorist, it just sinks deeper in the man-killing woods of secularism and liberalism-- and the forest of thick trees and brush generated by these anti-Christ philosophies will kill more people, spiritually, than even our overt enemies--radical Islam, and Jehadists, as well as Iran's Hezbollah and its other affiliated terrorist groups). See how the connection cannot be ignored between what is going on in America and now Norway, thanks to secular liberalism, or humanism, and the spiritual life of American society and church culture:

"Behring Brevik is a Symptom of a Dire, Systemic, Spiritual Malaise in Norway," by Ronald Ginther

"US Bishops Warn of Radical Secularism in Senate Testimony"

What are the historical precedents regarding the Ground Zero mosque project? There are plenty such precedents available. One precedent has got to be this edifice, called St. Sophia (meaning "Divine Wisdom"), the chief tourist site and mosque-museum in Istanbul, Turkey. It was for a thousand years the most esteemed, revered, Mother Church of the whole Greek Orthodox Church, until the Turks conquered Constantinople in the middle of the 15th century, seized the church, and converted it into a mosque. Much later, in the 20th century it was "decommissioned" and turned into a "museum" of the new, Western-leaning Turkish state created by Mustapha Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern, democratic Turkey. He abolished the Caliphate, which was part of the old Ottoman Empire's legacy. He secularized society, dividing the Moslem religion from state. Why didn't he continue in this direction and return St. Sophia to the Greek Orthodox Church instead of keeping hold of it as a state "museum," if he truly intended to secularize Turkish society in his new Westerized nation? He could have made peace with Greek Orthodoxy with a stroke of his pen. Yet thanks to him it remains a major prize of war in the defeat of the Byzantine Greeks and the capture of their shrunken, postage-stamp-sized Christian empire by the Ottoman Turks. A grand prize it is still! It remains the second largest church structure in the world, though once it was the largest before St. Peter's Cathedral was built in Rome. You can read a discussion of this edifice still held as their holiest sanctuary by the Orthodox Greeks after it forcibly changed hands from Christian to Moslem in the 15th century, and come to your own conclusion whether we are not indeed facing an old, old policy of Islam that goes back to the 15th century and even to the 7th--a policy bent on subjugating the Christian world and converting its houses of worship into mosques, warehouses, bathhouses, what have you. You may also see there really can be no such thing as "moderate Islam," and never has been, and the proof of that is clearly the resurgent Moslem Brotherhood, active like bread dough yeast percolating throughout the Middle East, and its declared religious and political agenda (which is not secularist in any sense of the word).

"Ground Zero Precedents

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Jesus Christ first, and all the rest, starting with myself the Mighty and Proudly Self-Sufficient King, will fall into line.

What does the Apostles Creed boil down to? Simply this:

Cross out one "o" in "good" and you have GOD happening to you, the Source of all good! Let the Source be your all, and you will always have it good!

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Upcoming articles: Do you hear people ask questions about the Rapture? Evangelicals, wanting to be acceptable to everybody, are now giving up the Rapture. What next? The Atonement is also being trashed, people think they don't need Christ's work on the cross for sinners anymore--since we are all so intrinsically sweet and good, they think! A coming article will discuss this, Biblically, as I keep running into contrary views and theology about the Rapture that really do not square with the Bible. Look for the article in the Emmaus Walk soon. I recorded my comments about Scriptures pertaining to the Rapture, on my cell, and will be looking to upload them from there to my new laptop soon! I also explored the rather strange absence of the Church in Revelation. Imagine that--no Church in the Book of Revelation? By the way, did you consider that this is Jesus' own end-times book? Yes, he gave the revelation via an angel to John who wrote it down. Its true name is the "Revelation of Jesus Christ."

No need to puff me up, friend. A Lutheran cousin beat you to it, as he said I should be on the radio--but no need of it! I am on THIS website--that is enough notoriety for me. Anything more is trouble and grief.

A third item I want to address soon is: "What is the Role of the Church (or Christians) in the American Police State?" All the signs tell me this country is a police state in the process of final consolidation, in case you wondered or not about what is going on. Don't be confused or distracted. In other words, a neo-fascist, authoritarian government has triumped over our Judaeo-Christian civilization and the Constitutional government our Founders instituted. They would never claim this country is a representative Republic. It is just the opposite, despite the trappings of a Constitutional system. The Supreme Court itself as it has devolved is an absolutist panel of nine kinglets, they ought to wear crowns and robes, not black robes of judges. One step back toward freedom would demand we fire them, send them packing without cushy retirements in gated communities and round-the-clock Secret Service guards to protect them from God, and let the lower courts operate and decisions be made on the local levels again, not at the top by this infamous, dictatorial, supremely kangeroo "court".--Ed.

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