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A Messianic School of the Bible


AN OPEN DOOR TO THE BIBLE AND UNDERSTANDING IT

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).

Friend, are you unable to read the Bible, that is, make sense of it? Or do some parts make sense, but others, such as Leviticus or Revelation or Romans seem totally bewildering? Are you desiring to go deeper, or reach a higher ground, spiritually, but your difficulty in comprehending scripture is holding you back? It may well be you need to consider that the Bible is essentially Messianic--that is, it exists to tell you about the Messiah and Savior, and virtually everything in the Bible points to Him. With this understanding, you are on your way to unlocking the scriptures and opening the door to Yeshua--for they are, in truth, a living Person, Jesus (Yeshua), who delights in His Name, the Word (John 1:1: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

You are most welcome to review the list of the Bible books now. This is vital. In this era, when there is so little knowledge of the Bible, it can no longer be taken for granted that everyone knows what they are.

The Books of the Bible





THE MESSIANIC BIBLE TEXTS--WHAT ARE THEY?

The Bible's Messianic Texts are thus named because they are passages in scripture that point specifically to the Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus in Gentile terminology). Foremost in consideration of these texts, Christ Himself chose it when conducting an informal Bible class with two distraught and troubled disciples who had left Jerusalem just after the crucifixion and were on their way to Emmaus, a village seven miles from the Holy City. This spiritual trek inspired the logo graphic at the top of our home page.


A profile of Ronald D. Ginther will follow his picture.


RONALD D. GINTHER, EMMAUS WALK FOUNDER, EDITOR, PILGRIM, Student of the Bible

SMALL TOWN BOY FAR AWAY FROM HOME FINDS THE MEANING FOR HIS LIFE IN JESUS: Ronald Ginther has been a life-long resident of Puyallup, Washington, which was once a small, virtually unnoticed town of about 14,000 in Western Washington in the Puget Sound, located in a green valley of small berry-farmers and canneries and daffodil growers--now it is a medium-sized city of over 100,000, yet it retains a small-town look in the older sections. Ronald Ginther credits his faith in God to his godly mother (who is his prayer partner too at age 96) and godly father (deceased in a plane crash when he was five years old) and godly grandparents and relatives. The Lord was always near to his family. He, however, resisted grace and put off salvation until he was fifteen, attending a Christian high school in South Dakota. That was a life-changing decision, he found, though he didn't understand it at the time. Ronald Ginther says he has been most richly blessed by the living Word that the Lord has graciously given Him any time he goes to the scriptures. It is God's Word that, more than his secular education at college and university, provides his view of the world, the purpose for our life on earth, and the direction and guidance we individually need to fulfill our purpose and live in a loving way toward others. Everything we need is in Jesus Christ, and everything Jesus Christ is we can find in the Bible. It is up to us to use these resources and with prayer seek a personal Jesus who is waiting for us to call on Him. Those who seek, find. Those who do not seek, do not find. It is really simple, is it not? Feeling overwhelmed? See the song, "God has a Plan for My Life," in the link below the Bible which is your best source of help in time of need!

"God has a Plan for My Life," a Song of Encouragement Amidst Bleak Circumstances


DUANE L. SMITH, THE LATE EMMAUS WALK INSTRUCTOR, AND AUTHOR, TEACHER, LAY-MINISTER

BEREAN-TYPE FOLLOWER OF JESUS WROTE MOST OF OUR ARTICLES, SACRIFICIALLY, AND THEN WAS TAKEN TO HEAVEN, WITHOUT SEEING ANY EARTHLY REWARD FOR ALL HIS WORK FEATURED HERE: Duane L. Smith, a Berean-type follower of Jesus who passed away suddenly early this year from cancer, was a most devoted, faithful, sacrificial instructor for THE EMMAUS WALK. Please look at his profile and other biographical information about this much missed man as we bring them back on-line on other pages. We have a number of additional prophecies and songs by Duane L. Smith that we wish to share with you soon that he wanted you to have. The first two will be "Two Prophecies" and "The Long, Lonely Road," A Song. The third to come will be "I was Hell-Bound," the song's lyrics by D.L.S. At present, I do not have the music, but they can be set to music if there is a tune available.--Ed.

"Two Prophecies," by Duane L. Smith


"The Long, Lonely Road," A Song's Lyrics by Duane L. Smith


A beautiful, hitherto unpublished "new" song by Duane L. Smith:

"Hell-Bound," by Duane L. Smith


A Song dedicated to Duane L. Smith:

"I'm About to Fly to Heaven," A Yellowstone Park Campfire Song, with Demonstrations, by Ronald Ginther


A Certificate of Excellence is now ready for those who complete the required course load. You can link to a view of it at:

"Have you ever met God?", a Reply to a Radio Show Host's Question by Ronald Ginther


New Public Domain Stanzas for "How Great Thou Art!"


ARE ALL FAITHS ON THE SAME PLAYING FIELD, AS NEW AGE AND INTERFAITH MOVEMENTS TODAY TEACH? Today the New Age Movement has spread to the top government and religious echelons, and captured even the Washington Cathedral, whose services are often "interfaith"--which is simply put, a New Age religion, teaching that all faiths are equal, they all share one playing field and should then "get along" with mutual respect and understanding--right? No--not according to God's Word! KCTS TV runs a program on religion, and Jainism and Evangelical Christianity and Buddhism and Islam are all treated the same--as if they are just various ways of worshipping the same God--absolutely untenable, if you know the Bible. No, the playing field is not equal. I, personally, took Comparative Religion teaching us about Buddha, Hinduism, and other Eastern religions while attending a secular university, and there was then no effort made by the professor to blend faiths or induce anyone to believe they were on a "level playing field" with Christianity--the facts of the various religions, not including Christian faith, were simply put for us as facts, not with a New Age or Interfaith philosophy attached--but that is no longer the case, I am certainly informed. What current professors and instructors in the schools, universities, and colleges of America do not tell students is politically incorrect--that there yawns a vast, unbridgeable gulf between Christ and the man-made religions created first by religious Cain who ran from the only True God. The faiths of the earth are carnal, born of man, Cainite. Only Christ is the Son of God, able to save by the power in His very Name.

Now it is claimed in Islam that Mohammed ascended to heaven from the Shrine of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It is claimed Buddha attained to Nirvana, the absorption of all selfhood into the universal something that is a grandiose nothing. It is claimed...it is claimed...but only Jesus Christ is absolutely factual--he actually died on a Cross for all men and actually rose from the dead (and the evidence for this will stand in any court run on universally recognized rules for evidence!). Mention Jesus Christ, and interfaith crumbles or turns hostile. Mention God, and you get interfaith-promoting smiles of acceptance and approval. That is just too bad for interfaith-ism and the New Age religion, we Christians are not going to quit making Jesus Christ an issue with this society and world! The interfaith people certainly are vigorous in propagating their "faith," are they not? Financed with billions of Western oil money, mosques and Islamic schools are being built all over the world, by the tens of thousands, even across the U.S., and throughout Europe, while no churches are allowed to be built in Moslem countries (Turkey and Arabia are two notorious such countries I know forbid churches being built, and it is the ruling Moslem establishments, not the common people, who are at fault). All we Christians are asking is equal time, a fair shake in the marketplace of ideas.

That is not too much to ask, Saudi King of Arabia, and Pres. Assad of Syria and Pres. Chavez of Venezuela [Chavez, who is not the champion of the oppressed that he claims to be, has kicked out all the New Tribes missionaries for "oppressing" the native tribes, when they are providing literacy training and also health care, not to mention the Good News of Jesus, who is the only one who can give them salvation and a good life!] and all the rest of you oppressing monarchs and tyrants of the earth, not to mention, Osama bin Ladin and the Israel and U.S-hating Iranian president!

I just listened to a portion of Laura Ingraham's excellent radio program with two men debating on the subject of Islam and terrorism. The Moslem man was a scholar, defending Islam against the other man's criticisms, claiming there is no discrimination by Islam and that people in countries that Mohammed attacked with his armies willingly embraced Islam, even the native Egyptian Coptic Christians inviting the Moslem Arabs in to take over their homeland of Egypt, which was ruled then by the "oppressive" Byzantine, Eastern Orthodox, Christian Romans. He also pointed out Spanish history, where there was an amazing degree of amity between Jews and Moslems and Christians in a Moslem state! This is partly true, that the Byzantine Eastern Orthodox emperors and their Constantinople-based patriarch were oppressing the Egyptian church which had a different slant on theology, and that there was a certain tolerance by Moslem authorities toward those they subjected and governed, but any uprisings by Coptic Christians, of course, resulted in savage massacres--for subject peoples such as Christians had no right to change their minds under the Islamic system--no right they did not want to pay for without being beheaded! To this day, Coptics are oppressed and held in a third or second-class citizenship in their own country (and they were there thousands of years before the Moslem Arabs came in the 7th century A.D.!). How much better was the Islamic rule than the Byzantine over Egypt? Moslem takeover resulted in over 1,300 years of servitude and second-class citizenship at best! It also resulted in continual social suppression and lack of equal employment rights and...outbreaks of persecution and killings every so often. The persecution and killings still go on--right up to this date, though they go unreported generally in the world press.

If quiescent, these subject Christians would only be taxed beyond any tax imposed on Moslems--how fair and tolerant was that? They also were forbidden to witness of their faith in any public way. Their churches were closed, and only a few permitted to operate. They could not make any additions or repairs either (just go to Turkey, if you can, and see the state of hundreds of churches--they are ruins, or museums, one or the other). Many were converted to granaries and other uses too.

Laura mentioned a Christian woman in Malaysia she knows of who is suffering stiff persecution by Moslems, and lives in fear. The Moslem apologist could not deny the incident, and was sorry for it--but that does not change the reality for millions of Christians living today in Islamic states--where persecution, reprisal, and even execution for practicing the Christian faith is routine. The Moslem scholar must not know the repressive laws of his own religion and the brutal enforcement you find being carried out in Moslem countries from Pakistan and Indonesia to Sudan!

An Al Qaida spokesman-terrorist has just released a tape calling for Americans to convert to Islam. A similar "offer" was given to the Queen of England by Moslem clerics in London a few weeks or several months ago. This conversion to Islam is something either they are going to force on us, or we take the consequences with death and destruction at their hands--it is not really a matter of choice. Clear and simple, this a demand. But we know that they would not be doing this if we the Christians had taken seriously Christ's Great Commission, when he said to go to the whole world and preach the Gospel and make disciples of ALL men, teaching them the things He taught so that they would observe and do them most carefully and reverently. Instead the Catholic church for centuries fought the Moslem armies, sword to sword, cannon ball to cannon ball--and the stalemate resulted that only generated great, intense, festering hatred and resentment in the Moslem world. Unable to defeat each other, Moslem powers and Catholic powers in Europe more or less co-existed after some of the most bloody, savage battles in history, fought across the Mediterranean and in the Middle East, and in Eastern Europe (up to the walls of Vienna!), and in France and Spain. This was not a solution--it only prolonged the issue.

The true issue is this: is Christ who He said He is, or is he not? Do we all belong to Him and need to follow Him alone, or is there someone else who is God's Son or supreme representative on earth? Is Christ the Son of God and the Savior of the World, or is Allah and Mohammed his prophet the way for earth to go? Is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob God, or is Allah? The devils knows the truth, and chose to follow Satan to their doom. The devils know that Jesus is Lord and Savior, but chose someone else. But humanity is confused. Most do not know this basic truth: that Jesus is Lord and Savior of the World. And most people are trying vainly to work their way to heaven and God's approval by their good works, a terrible mistake.

We have to all make a choice sooner or later. It is not something you can be "born into" or inherit from your parents, though millions of Christians so-called and Moslems (it is possible to be converted to Islam but not possible to be born-agin in Islam) think so. Yeshua's dealing with Nicodemus points out clearly every human being must be born again by the Spirit of God to be a child of God, accepted and forgiven of his or her sins by the Father. It is not a religion--it is the redemptive act of Christ on the Cross and our restored relationship with God resulting from that act that saves. Because we Christians failed to bring this Good News to the Eastern peoples and those in Africa and most of Asia too, Islam filled the aching void in millions of men's empty, hungry souls. Religion always will (or sex, or materialism, or money, or power) try to fill the void. But the void can only be filled with the true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who sent His only son Jesus Christ (Yeshua, or Issa) into the world to save it by His subsitutionary death on the Cross. Mohammed died for no one. Buddha died for no one. It takes the death of a completely innocent, sinless man to do the work of the Lamb of God in substitution for our sins. Nothing less will do--and that man could only be Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, and conceived by the Holy Spirit of God. Jesus was sinless from birth to death. Now we know that Mohammed sinned, and Buddha sinned, and Zoroaster, and Confucius, and every other holy man sinned. So, no man born of an earthly father and an earthly mother, both born in sin by sinful parents, was ever good enough to die for us--only the man Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, and conceived by the Holy Spirit could be the holy, perfect, innocent, immaculate, sinless Lamb of God. There is no other way to be saved, to be born again as a true child of God, to know true life and receive eternal life with God in heaven, except through this perfect Son of God, Jesus Christ and what He accomplished for us, which we could never do, nor could any holy man, do for ourselves since we were sinner s, condemned to death and hell.

All else will not work, for God has prepared only this one way--as the Bible testifies. There is no Mohammed or Buddha or Hare Krishna in the Bible--they are found in other books which God did not inspire--claims to the contrary, notwithstanding. Jesus Christ himself verifies and affirms again and again the Bible as God's word. He quoted from it many times, and there was no error in it! He said to the Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar, "Salvation is of the Jews." How so? Well, God gave His Jewish people the Word of God, which was the only Word of God on earth still remains the only Word of God on Earth. The Jews could save nobody, not even themselves (for many of them went to hell for their sins), but the Word of God given to them could save if believed. God has only this one holy Book of Life. There is no addition, no sequel, no series--there is only the Bible, the Word of God. All other "holy" books will not avail for new life and eternity in heaven, because however inspired and exalted they may seem, they are not God's Book. Even a book cannot save, even if it is the Bible, if it is not believed and that Word comes into a person's soul, bringing forth repentance, a transformation, and new life! A Bible on the coffee table saves nobody. Even a theologian is not saved by how much he knows about the Bible, or how much he can quote from memory. Even parrots can quote scriptures (as a missionary aunt's of mine did to visitors at her house in Brazil!), but the parrot was not saved. Only God, acting through the Word, can save us by His Spirit. We are regenerated, brought to life from an utterly dead spirit to a living spirit of Christ--but the Word does it, activated by the Spirit of God. Otherwise, the coffee table would be saved--right--because the Bible is lying upon it! (That is the thinking of so many deceived people who suppose they are Christians by mere church attendance or association with Christians or being children raised by Christian parents, when they are not truly born again, regenerated, saved Christians!)

"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life," Yeshua (Jesus, Issa) says. "No man comes to the Father but by Me." That saves, when the Spirit of God implants it in a humble person's soul, producing the regeneration of that person's spirit from a state of death to a state of eternal life and fellowship with God. Nothing else will do! As the scripture says, "Let God be true, and every man a liar.

I personally did this--I went to God, and called on Jesus Christ to be my personal Lord and Savior, and I confessed my sins. God in an instant, forgave me all my sins, past, present, and future--and I was regenerated on the spot, made a New Creature in Christ, for all eternity. It was all God's doing, but I had to submit to God's way, I had to submit to Jesus Christ, the only Way God provided for me, a sinner, to be forgiven and saved and regenerated and made an heir of Christ and co-laborer with Him on Earth.

I choose to believe Jesus Christ speaking to me in the Word over any man, however many holy robes he has on, or turbans, or vestments, and how many holy orders he has to his credit, or how much theological training he has had. Jesus alone is necessary for my salvation, He alone is sufficient, now and for all eternity. All other claimants and pretenders will fade away and be utterly cast into shame and outer darkness, for no one can take the place of Jesus Christ and what He is and did for us sinners. All Praise to God and His Son Jesus Christ!

I just viewed a "Supreme Master" of interfaith, based in Taiwan (formerly called Formosa), but also operating in the U.S. Challenging us all to attain to Buddhahood, she preaches to hundreds or thousands of her worshipful adherents a gospel of ecology, health, servanthood, and peace--a nice cosmopolitan, upbeat potpourii for the present global culture, a perfect fit, indeed, for millions of misguided souls who want to avoid negativity and protect the environment and do a lot of good works for the disadvantaged. She is, apparently, a resounding success, even though she appears in successive clips with blond hair, then black, and in Buddhist-monk style cap and robes, then in designer clothes. Purposely, she shows a picture of Jesus Christ and also one of Buddha--championing the equal playing field of interfaith and New Age Religion, except that the exclusive claim of Jesus Christ is never given, when He said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no man comes to the Father but by Me."

We will re-publish a booklet here called "The Gods Were Silent," by Paul Ariga, "the testimony of one of Japan's leading youth evangelists," in which he tells how God spoke to him through a coffin of a friend who got sick and suddenly died as a boy. Paul was of the Shinto religion, a main religion in Japan in which something like 8 million gods were worshipped. He was drawn by his own sin to seek God, and God drew him out of the darkness of pagan religion (and this proves that other faiths are darkness, from which only Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, can save us). Interfaith, or faith in anything but Jesus, does not and cannot save any human soul from sin and damnation. Listen to Paul Ariga's own words when his still vibrant testimony comes on-line. (This booklet was printed by Eddie Karnes in English, an evangelist to Japan from Tacoma, Washington, known by my mother, who has since passed away after a lifetime of service to the Lord. Printed in 1964, it carries no copyright, and the addresses are probably not extant. We hope this testimony of a pagan youth who came miraculously to faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord will be a blessing to others and also to Paul Auriga's ministry, wherever it may now be located in Japan. We are sorry we do not have any contact address other than the one in the booklet. Kind permission to re-print here is requested by us, if anyone knows of his whereabouts. The testimony will be printed here as it appears, exactly. My mother, Mrs. Pearl Ginther, has known the Karneses for many years, and we have a picture of my mother with Mrs. Dorothy Karnes (Pearl Ginther on left, and Mrs. Karnes on the right).--Ed.

Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods were Silent," Chapter 1, "I Wore My Gods"


Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods Were Silent," Chapter 2, "Life From A Coffin"


Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods Were Silent," Chapter 3, "The Tortured Missionary


Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods Were Silent," Chapter 4, "God's Voice Is Swedish!"


Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods Were Silent," Chapter 5, "Healed Without Money"


Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods Were Silent," Chapter 6, "The Crazy Woman,"


Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods Were Silent," Chapter 7, "A Pastor Obeys God"


Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods Were Silent," Chapter 8, "Every Newspaper a Gospel Tract"


Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods Were Silent," Chapter 9, "God is No Beggar"


Paul Ariga's Testimony, "The Gods Were Silent," Chapter 10, Conclusion, "I Need Your Help"


EVER BEEN REJECTED FOR AN UNFAIR, UNJUST REASON? Surely, you haven't escaped rejection, by someone you loved, or still love, or by a group, or even by your family and your church! Rejection, in its various numerous forms, is universal. Your peers in school will customarily reject you if you do not act and think and dress as they do--that is a grim fact of life in schools ("individualism" is not really dominant in American society, since the herd always moved with the contemporary tide--what is generally accepted and popular and approved by the ruling groups who decide for the majority, and the "guiding elites" of the majority can be dead-wrong). Also, the Bible warns us as Christians that rejection is a difficult thing to avoid in life, if you hold to your beliefs and do not compromise. The Amish, for example, use shunning or exclusion from their religious community, as a means to keep the community's solidarity and deal with wayward individuals. Society uses the same means, for social reasons (and this includes families and clans). Even gangs and mafioso use such means, along with a gun or knife if all else fails! St. Paul used it in the Corinthian church, which was approving a man living with his mother-in-law! But rejection can be unwarranted--utterly. Rejection can also be experienced in marriage--and this, like in the matter of faith, can be excruciating for anyone to experience--particularly for the innocent party. Yet Christ, the Rejected One of God, can identify and be of true help and comfort to the rejected person:

"Wedding in the Dead Sea of Rejection," by Ronald Ginther


EARLY ALASKA MISSION'S ACCOUNT, RE-PUBLISHED HERE SOON: We plan to present "A-Yang-E-Lokh-Tokh," ["God's Man'], an account of the sacrificial evangelism in Alaska among the Eskimo (Inuit) people of the western Alaska coastlands, so please return for it, as it reaffirms what made Japanese evangelist Paul Ariga so effective in reaching his own people--sacrificial life and prayer and fasting to go with the love of Jesus and love for souls!--this is the recipe, we see, for a truly successful mission.

The Emmaus Walk Certificate of Excellence, by Duane L. Smith



MOUTH PAINTING OF JESUS CHRIST, BY A MS-CHALLENGED LADY! This painting was done by Athena V. Smith, a longtime family friend of my family's, who passed away recently. This was a labor of love and a miracle in itself. She painted this by mouth, being confined to bed most all her adult life by MS. She loved Jesus more than life itself, and the MS and the bed-confinement was not a Cross to her--but a launching pad to ministry and love of others! She never complained! By the way, did Mohammed ever walk on water? Did Buddha? There may be claims they did, but this miracle was attested WITHOUT BEING DISPROVED, IN WRITING AND IN NUMEROUS, RECORDED TIMES IN PERSONAL TESTIMONY BEFORE COURTS AND ROMAN AUTHORITIES, AND BEFORE A WHOLE GENERATION OF FELLOW, OFTENTIMES HOSTILE WITNESSES OF THEIR GENERATION by REAL, FLESH AND BLOOD MEN MEN, whom we know BY NAME, EVEN BY THE NAMES OF THEIR PARENTS AND THEIR HOMETOWNS--and on the spot these particular witnesses--the Twelve Disciples--were too superstitious and unbelieving to think it was not Jesus but only a spook, they later acknowledged it could only be Jesus their Lord and Savior--except Peter! He alone in that boat on the stormy Galilean Sea did not deny it was Jesus and also walked on water for a time by virtue of his faith in Jesus's Word, when Jesus called to him to come to Him! What other man has been proven to walk on water, other than Jesus? We have the proof--attested by the other disciples in their books and faithful-till-violent-death-missionism--that Peter walked on water just like Christ the Son of God. Only when Peter took his eyes off Jesus did he sink into the water--and you can read the rest of the account--which still speaks to us today, declaring: "Keep our eyes on Jesus! Through faith in Him alone, we can walk on water, on the impossible, life-threatening circumstances of life, and not drown and suffer harm."

EMMAUS WALK LINKS AND OTHER RESOURCES

A Standard Messianic Texts List from the Jewish New Testament (permission to use with certain changes is being sought from Jews for Jesus, San Francisco, California)


The Names of Yeshua (Jesus) in the Bible


"Introduction to Biblical Science," by Duane L. Smith


"The Work and Person of the Holy Spirit: Essay I, "An Opinion About the Holy Spirit Gifts as Seen Today," by Duane L. Smith


Mrs. Pearl Ginther's Tribute to Christian Education


Crosswalk Bible Website



Part I, "Love: God's Priceless Gift," by Duane L. Smith


Part II, "Love: God's Priceless Free Gift," A Study with Questions, by Duane L. Smith


Supplemental Study Questions on Love article, by Duane L. Smith


Part I, "Genesis's The Seed of Woman, God's Redeemer to Come," by Ronald D. Ginther

"Exodus: Types of Christ," by Ronald Ginther


Duane L. Smith's "Prophetic Dream," a dream-vision of the Lord Jesus


Bible Study Tools Online, with Goshen Online Study Bible--Verse Lookup


The Blue Letter Bible


"Leviticus: Atonement4us," by Ronald Ginther



"What is Truth?"--Part I, by Duane L. Smith (A Philosophical Approach to Apologetics)


Part II, "What is Truth?", from Foundational Principles for Living, by Duane L. Smith


"Ruth the Vine," A Poetic Tribute to Christ's Moabite, Christlike Ancestress, by Ronald Ginther


Here is a study on the book of Esther with the setting of ancient Persia (Persia is now called Iran, the name given to it by the British overlords after World War I):

"Esther: the Book of Godly Intrigue," by Ronald Ginther


WALK IN THE LIGHT, A Supernatural Escape from the Communist Hell of Romania, An illustrated True Account of a Romanian Bible Smuggler-Evangelist's Classic Deliverance from Tyranny and Imminent Death, by Ronald Ginther


"Where is that guy coming from?" A Discussion of Important Issues and Influences on the Instructor, by Duane L. Smith

"Deuteronomy: Israel's Chance to Obey Christ Completely," by Ronald Ginther


THE TABERNACLE TELLS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST IN EVERY DETAIL OF ITS DESIGN: Want to know how the Tabernacle signifies Jesus in every aspect? Link to John Hagee to gain access to information on how to order his "Tabernacle in the Wilderness" audio tape and/or CD series, in which he shows that "every detail, every fabric, every board, every type of metal, every piece of furniture, every rod, every color...everything is a revelation of Jesus Christ." To order call: 1-800-854-9899. In Canada call: 1-416-447-4000. Or use the link below to John Hagee Ministries. Perry Stone is also offering excellent teachings on the furniture of the Tabernacle, which includes the altars. Check out his website for the teachings and his videos and books on this subject, for you will not be disappointed.

John Hagee Ministries


"Joshua: A Many-Faceted Type of Christ," by Ronald Ginther


Questions for "Joshua: A Many-Faceted Type of Christ"


An Additional Autobiographical Account by Ronald Ginther


"Judges: Othniel, A Little Christ," First of Thirteen Delivering Christ-Types from Ehud to Samson, by Ronald Ginther


Judges: Samson, Backslidden Nazarite and Judge of Israel," Or, "Hope for the Completely Washed-up Christian," by Ronald Ginther

"A Glimpse of Heaven and a Taste of Hell," by Instructor Duane L. Smith, with illustrations by Butterfly Productions


"God's Fatherhood, Forgiveness, and the Walk of Faith," A Trilogy in Prophecy, Poem, and Song, Part I, by Duane L. Smith


"God's Fatherhood, Forgiveness, and the Walk of Faith," A Trilogy, Part II, by Duane L. Smith, is temporarily not on-line.


"Come Let Us Reason Together," "An Account of Messianic Witnessing," by Duane L. Smith


"Foundational Principles for Abundant Living, Meditations on God's Grace, Section A," by Duane L. Smith


Test Questions for Foundational Principles, by Duane L. Smith


PRAYER IS ESSENTIAL TO A CHRISTIAN. Prayer is the keystone of a successful, fruitful Christian faith, it must be said. Without prayer, faith in the Lord will remain sterile and eventually fail.

Read the article by Bernice Schaefer on prayer. She is the late aunt of Ronald Ginther, and wife of a long-time Bible school teacher in Atascadero, California. Her mother's portrait follows this--Ronald Ginther's spiritual giant, his own beloved grandmother who has gone to be with her Lord Jesus at the age of 98.

"Praying for You," Ronald Ginther's grandmother in a characteristic praying moment at the kitchen table, a watercolor by a renowned portrait artist, Bart Lindstrom:

Recommended The Emmaus Walk Book List:

"Smith Wigglesworth," Apostle of Faith, biography by Stanley Howard Frodsham, Radiant Books, Gospel Publishing House, Springfield, Missouri

"George Muller, Man of Faith and Miracles," biography hy Basil Miller, Bethany Fellowship, Dimension Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Tortured for Christ," autobiography of Richard Wurmbrand, Diane Books, Glendale, California

"Hope for Man in a Hopeless World," by Basilea Schlink, Bethany Fellowship, Dimension Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Glory in the Church, the Coming Revival," by Edward E. Hindson, Thomas Nelson Publishers, New York/Nashville

"Czechmate," autobiographical account of imprisonment of author in a communist country for Bible smuggling

"The Everyday Guide to "God," A to Z Listing of God's Attributes, with Scriptures, by Amy Ng Wong, Humble Creek Publisher, Uhricksville, Ohio

"The Complete Book of Bible Lists," by lH.L. Willmingon, Tyndale House, Wheaton, Illinois

"God Sent a Man," the story of Joseph, by Carylye B. Haynes, Review and Herald Publishing Association, Washington, D.C.

"Israel Act III," The Bible and the Mideast in prophecy, by Richard Wolff, Tyndale House, Wheaton, Illinois

"Eric Liddell, Pure Gold," biography by David McCasland, Discovery House Publishers, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"C.S. Lewis," Heroes of the Faith series biography, by Sam Wellman, Barbour Publishing, Uhrichsville, Ohio

"A Passion for the Impossible," The Life of Lilias Trotter, by Miriam Huffman Rockness, Discovery House Publishers, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Jerusalem Countdown," A Warning to the world, containing a prophetic view of Iran's role in coming world events affecting or centered on Israel, with parallels between Joseph and Jesus tieing in with these events and others of the Eng-Times, by John Hagee, Frontline (A Strang Company), Lake Mary, Florida

A FREE CHILDREN'S PRAYER MAP! An excellent resource for praying effectively and focused for the world: a free World Prayer Map! Parents, there is also a Children's World Prayer Map! This is your big opportunity to get your kids active spiritually in a way that will bring big spiritual dividends--how can God not hear a child's prayer? Write to: Every Home for Christ, P.O. Box 64000, Colorado Springs, CO 80962, or Tel: 1-800-423-5054.

OUR RESURRECTION (EASTER) QUIZ PROVES EXTREMELY POPULAR: Check out this very popular Resurrection Day quiz--and learn everything you thought you knew but didn't! Easter, so-called, is all about the Earth-changing Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and all it signifies--which is everything. Without Easter, there simply is no Christian faith--and this quiz will show you exactly why this is an indisputable fact; i.e., no Resurrection... no Christ, no Christianity, no hope, no sin forgiven, no life worth having here and hereafter! That isn't a complete list either.

"Bible Names for God's Son"


Study Questions for Bible Names of God's Son, by Ronald Ginther


EASTER EGG HUNT QUIZ


GOD'S JUDGMENT IS FALLING ON GREAT CORPORATIONS, NOT JUST GREAT NATIONS: We can hear or read or see the news these days, and it doesn't carry the message it should--that God omnipotently and sovereignly is moving in this world, in this time and space, in specific incidents. It all seems to be "just happening" and so, by our prophetic default and prophetic ignorance, it is entertainment or mere noise on the screen or the air waves. But God has always acted in space and time--He created them after all for His kingdom! They are HIS dimensions, and though He transcends them, He hasn't--like the classic Deists were supposed to believe, but like the deeply religious Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, didn't--acted like the proverbial but highly whimsical master clockmaker who makes a very fine clock and then walks away and leaves the thing ticking until it winds down all by its lonesome self. No clockmaker worth his Rollexes will act like that Deist clockmaker! And no Creator-God either! God is intimately involved with His creation--and Deism is false--sorry, ACLU, you have no argument here against America being founded on Christian foundations! The original documents all support a Christian foundation for America and it system of government!

We really need to reread Genesis--for Genesis proves God was intimately involved with His creation from the first, no matter what "happened." He didn't make sin "happen," but when it "happened" he had a perfect Cure ready--the Promised Seed of Woman.

Until the Seed of Woman--Jesus Christ--came into the world at the right appointed time to suffer and die for all our sins, restoring us to God our Father as His children--God as Jehovah acted in most practical, compassionate, loving ways--providing the malefactors their clothing, providing protection for them and their children against worse sin, and in all ways acting like a loving Creator-Father would act.

So too at this present time--in 21st century America or the other nations of this world: God is intimately, daily, minute by minute, involved with us, in this time, in this place! Well, by logical extension, the business world where most of us spend some good part of our working day, is also intimately involved with God. It is not sacrosanct, it is not a moral no-man's land, as university professors of economics have taught their classes for decades. On the contrary! Business is God's purlieu, and He can and does intervene anytime He so chooses--objecting economists notwithstanding! How can that be proved?

On the news today, it is clear that God is involved with GM and its withdrawal from sponsorship for the ungodly product of morally-diseased minds, the so-called "Survivor" TV series. GM is too much a moral coward to say why, naturally, so we will speak the truth for GM's morally-challenged leadership. The show has endorsed politically incorrect racial stereotypes, racial profiling and separation of contestants by "ethnicity--the divisive race card is being played here for sensationism and the big buck and boost ratings, in other words.

Now back to our point: God is dealing with corporations--which are groups of real people--not faceless entities or buildings or products and factories. These particular groups of people have endorsed very ungodly things like abortion and same sex marriage and gay sex and denial of the Lord Jesus Christ in preference to the gods of this world--money, power, sex, celebrity--all in favor and support of America's politically correct gods--Diversity, Multiculturalism, Ecology, Feminism, Interfaith and New Age Religion, and so on. We are seeing God's judgment on corporations (which are mere human creations, that will crash and all fade away into nothing someday). Why judgment? Simple: their ungodly practices that defy God's authority over them. To name a few of these judged corporations that are going downhill at a fast clip--GM, World.com, Enron, United (a particular choice target of terrorists, right?), Pay N' Save (long defunct, thanks to the Donald's mismanagement and cupidity), Ford, IBM, and this is just a tiny but significant list of proud, ungodly, godless corporations in this country. God is bringing down the giants, from high places they thought they would never have to give up. God is dealing with them, giving them rope to hang themselves, allowing them to go so far, but now he is also evidently befuddling the leadership, leading them into the pits of profitless folly, withdrawing the blessing of prosperity from them. This is a "revolutionary word," to be sure. I have not heard it anywhere, from anyone. Christian leaders just don't dare speak up. But if God doesn't judge ungodly sin, He ceases to be God, and the ACLU and the Ruling Humanists of our secularized society have won--they have defeated the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob whom they hate with a passion! But the events on the Cross and the Resurrection tell us without question the Devil and his organizations are defeated--whether that is evident now or not. Let's review Psalm 1, everyone. Where in it does the ungodly triumph? Nowhere. God is always triumphant, Genesis to Revelation. The defeat of God His enemies are working night and day for isn't ever going to happen--GOD IS ALIVE AND WELL IN HIS UNSTOPPABLE OMNIPOTENCE, AND HE IS STILL THE GOD OF SINAI AND MOSES, AND HE STILL HAS A TEN COMMANDMENTS HE HOLD US ALL--INCLUDING INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS AND CITY GOVERNMENTS LIKE MAYOR NAGIN'S IN NEW ORLEANS--RESPONSIBLE TO. What part of "responsible" don't we understand? Based on Psalm 1:

R--for Righteousness exalts a nation, ungodliness brings it down to shame and destruction!

E--for God the three-Personed Elohim of Genesis is still the God of all the earth!

S--for Salvation rests in Christ Jesus alone--not in any other god manufactured by men and nations and corporations and Madison Avenue advertizing or Hollywood!

P--for Pray to God, confess honestly, and God will forgive your sin, and my sin!

O--for Only Jesus can turn this nation around and save it (including the terrorists, who are going to be judged too for their cruel, bloody, vengeful, ungodly acts but also are ALLOWED BY GOD TO ACT TEMPORARILY AND IN A LIMITED WAY as God's instruments of judgment on our sins if we stubbornly keep going the ungodly way we have been going!

N--for New Life is given us in Jesus, by asking Him to be our Savior and Lord--there is no New Life and life everlasting in any other Name on earth (sorry, Dr. Phil and Ophrah can get standng ovations by simply walking on stage in front of the audience and cameras but they cannot give us true Life and eternal blessedness in heaven!)

S--for Sin is the basic, foundational problem with us--it is our "big, huge, major problem"--not someone else, or genes, or events, or Republicans, or George Bush, or Osama Bin Laden, or poverty, or social injustice, or the UN, or chemical dependency, or my bad luck, or whatever--sin is our problem, individually and collectively.

I--for I need to be down-to-the-nitty-gritty-honest with God--I cannot fool everyone around me, and fool myself, but I can never, never, not one instant, fool God--He sees everything--every act, every thought, and every feeling I have, or will ever have--how can I be unreal with Him?--I need to get real with God before my time on earth runs out!

B--Believing God's Word will turn me and my falling nation around--and God's Word is always true and right for whatever I am going through or facing!

I--for Into a church that truly believes the Bible, cover to cover, and preaches it cover to cover, I need to go, in order to continue to know God better and better and also learn how to be a servant of others, Christians and non-Christians!

L, I, T, Y--you can fill them out, okay?--you can finish the acronym as well as I can, and Psalm 1, the first, foundational Psalm for our lives, will give you all you need for those last four letters and principles.--Ed.

"The Burden of France," by Eben


"The Burden of the Netherlands (Holland)," by Eben


"The Burden of America," by Eben



"The Burden of Canada," by Eben


"The Burden of Britain," by Eben


DID YOU KNOW THAT SWITZERLAND'S NAME IS HELVETIA, AND THAT THIS PROUD, AFFLUENT NATION PROFITED FROM JEWISH HOLOCAUST VICTIMS? Switzerland (whose name is Helvetia), is, like Sweden, a nation that profits from war and suffering and bad economies in other nations, for it will take part in no war, other than to defend itself from an aggressor. There is an irony and contradiction in that isolationist position, is there not?

War can be just, as God defines just wars in His Word. God is a God of war, not only of peace. As Ecclesiastes states, there is a time for war, and a time for peace. War is not an aberration, as secular humanists like to think. War can become a necessity, if we are to preserve our freedom and our lives against tyrants and aggressors.

God is not, like us, in danger of international aggression by rogue states or terrorist organizations. But He himself is continually at war with sin and the Devil, and though they are defeated foes, they are, like the headless snake, still wriggling vigorously about in this sin-sick world and still doing a lot of damage to souls. It is foolish to deny the reality of sin and the necessity of just warfare. To take a pacifist position, in regard to sin, is folly. Sin will defeat you, unless you take an offensive position against it, actively opposing sin in your life. Sin will defeat me, the writer, unless I actively oppose it, and surrender myself to Christ daily in repentance. If this were a righteous world, Helvetia and Sweden would be the general rule, and their present position would be righteous. As it is, they are held responsible to God's Word--which judges unjust scales. The Bible says over and over that God hates unjust scales! Swiss scales are unjust, when it comes to war and peace, and economics as well. They have profited from international crime, from tyranny, from economic depressions, from the suffering even of God's Chosen People, the Jews, before and during World War II when Hitler and the Nazis confiscated and stole the German Jew's banked money, fortunes, houses, shops, factories, and and possessions, not to mention, killing as many as they could get their claws on. When called to account for this traffiking in human souls and this unconscionable profiteering on the pelf of crime lords and tyrants, they show no shame or remorse--only arrogance and the self-assurance of people who presume to think they can never be held to account by the rest of the world. They have always looked down from their hitherto unconquerable mountain fastnesses and despised those below who dared call them to account. But international law--which, surprisingly, is somewhat based on ethics--is reaching them of late! They are being brought, kicking and screaming and dragging their heels, to account for swallowing billions of dollars of Jewish funds from the World War II period.

Of course, the more important thing is revival and repentance in Hevetia, not just just reparations to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust! Germany has made a considerable attempt to repay the Israelis in money, as a sign of accepting its guilt for its treatment of the Jews in World War II and the years of Hitler's rise to power. But Switzerland? It has been very tardy, indeed! It continued, all these years since the Second World War, to sit on billions of Jewish assets--profiting from them--while Jews suffered and died in poverty, while the rich, well-housed, comfortable Swiss held those Jews' funds and valuables in their banks. What a crime against humanity, and what a crime against the Jewish People, the Chosen People of God, and the Apple of God's Eye!

"The Burden of Helvetia (Switzerland)," by Eben


Another fine article by Duane L. Smith:

"The Hope of the Christian, and Worldly Despair," by D. L. Smith


A FAMOUS NAME ON BROADWAY AND IN THE MOVIES, SHE GAVE IT ALL TO THE SERVICE TO JESUS HER NEWFOUND SAVIOR!--ETHEL WATERS

"Ethel Waters' "To Me It's Wonderful," Harper and Row Publishers, 1972, Book Review by Ronald Ginther


THE MOTHER OF THE FOUNDER OF THE EMMAUS WALK SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE: The Emmaus Walk founder's mother, Mrs. Pearl Ginther, is soon to turn 97. By the grace of Jesus, she is still going strong, particularly in the spiritual sense. Mrs. Pearl Ginther's Scripture Garden will give you a refreshing break from your routine duties of the day:

Mrs. Ginther admires her Blue Peter Rhododendron, standing between her Umbrella Pine (her favorite tree, with Dogwood as runner-up) and a Corkscrew Willow.

Mrs. Pearl Ginther's Scripture Garden


"Angel Stories," by Pearl A. Ginther


"My Two Angel Stories," by Ronald Ginther

"My Two Angel Stories"


"Letter from the Field," by Mary-Constance, House of God's Embrace, Cuernavaca, Mexico


"The Voice of the Lord and the Heart of a Prophet," A Dream of the Lord Jesus, Parts 1 & 2, by Duane L. Smith


LAST ARTICLE BY DUANE L. SMITH TAKES AIM AT UNDERSTANDING EINSTEIN'S WORK IN REGARD TO THEISM AND THEOLOGY: Here is the last article ever written by Duane L. Smith:

"Einstein, Quantum Mechanics, and the Reconciliation with Theology," Parts I-III, by Duane L. Smith


To Abraham God said: "And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing."--Genesis 12:2. This blessing holds for descendants of both his sons Isaac and Ishmael

John 3:16 in Arabic:

A Rose of CHRIST YESHUA'S Love for the Beloved Moslem People

MOSLEM BORN AND BRED TARIQ FADI CONVERTED TO BEING A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE THE CHRISTIAN MAN HE PERSECUTED LOVED HIM ANYWAY: To all the beloved Moslem people, a word about a remarkable, young man from the Moslem community of Egypt: Tariq Fardi, who was born again and Spirit-filled after growing up a bitter, "holy war" jihadist-like persecutor of Coptic Christians in his homeland of Egypt, appeared on Perry Stone's program on TBN. He stoned an older Christian man (a Coptic Christian, I believe) almost to death, who when he was recovered forgave him! That proved Tariq's turning point in life, as it touched his heart, that someone he had hurt so badly would forgive him in the spirit of love. Saved seven years ago, Tariq Fardi is a fervent lover of the Lord Jesus and a scholarly man who reads the Koran [the Mohammed-authored holy book, the Furqan) in the original tongue, and you can probably access this program via Perry Stone's website (or please use his email address given here):

Perry Stone Ministries


tariq@fardigroup.com

THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE WILL CONVERT ANYBODY IF GIVEN A FAIR HEARING ON THE BASIS OF CREDIBLE EVIDENCE PROVIDED BY THE BIBLE ITSELF: The truth of the Bible is so forceful, if given a chance, it can convert anybody from a totally hostile position. Read "We Tried to Prove It Wrong," which tells of the Olsens, a young doctor and wife team, who tried to set out to methodically disprove the Bible and ended up working for decades as medical missionaries! They were so certain they could disprove the Bible over scientific inaccuracies, yet after months of serious questioning they had to give it up--the Bible had won the contest of accuracy! This account can be read in "Our Daily Bread," February 2006, a daily devotional published by RBC Ministries. You can also read it on the Web at:

"We Tried to Prove It Wrong," article in the book, "Can I Really Trust the Bible?"


The most contested real estate on earth is Canaan, or Israel! Here are two articles dealing specifically with the land God promised only to Israel:

ARTICLE ABOUT JERUSALEM, REPUBLISHED: "Speak Tenderly to Jerusalem," the CharisLife article, is now on-line:

"Speak Tenderly to Jerusalem," CharisLife Article by Gerald Rowlands, 1986, "Tough Love" Magazine


WHAT IS PALESTINE? IS IT ISRAEL? IS IT ARAB, OR IS IT JEWISH?

THE WHAT AND WHEREFORE ON THE IRAN AND ITS CONTROVERSIAL, NUCLEAR-ARMING EXPONENT AND LEADER: "Ram and Bear: the Land of Persia, Ancient and Modern," by Ronald Ginther:

"Ram and Bear: the Land of Persia, Ancient and Modern," by Ronald Ginther


IRAN'S PRESIDENT WAS INTERVIEWED BY MIKE WALLACE: Mike Wallace has just interviewed the Iranian president who recently called for the annihilation of Israel and also stated that he would give nuclear bombs (the suitcase variety) to any terrorist group that wanted them to use against the U.S. This man said to Wallace that the U.S. is the oppressor. When asked about his fifty thousand suicide bombers, he did not deny it. He also would not say yes or no when Wallace asked him if he would sit down and talk to President Bush--always evading the question. He appears a very ordinary person, one you would not look twice at in the street, but the spirit in him, it is like a man-eating Bengal tiger's, it is so strong and fierce. He does not bend or yield in the least to the human appeal Wallace tried to make to him a number of times. He mentioned his family, and Wallace asked him how many children he had. He has three, he said. Imagine, a man who has children would sign papers authorizing suicide bombers to go and target women and children, even babies in their mother's arms! Yassir Arafat signed such papers routinely, but he did not have children, that I know of, and probably did not care that much for children, such as a father ordinarily would. Everyone knows from the past events that suicide bombers do not target armed troops or armies--almost invariably they target defenceless civilians, ordinary people like us, and even walk into the midst of school children and their teachers, or go into crowded restaurants full of families with little children and infants and grandmothers and mothers present. Can anything so fiendish be imagined? These have to be hot-out-of-hell devils in human flesh, to commit such horrendous crimes in the name of God. Yet, the president of Iran did not blink an eye as Wallace brought up his 50,000 suicide bombers and his threats to use them. I had never seen him interviewed before, but I was given the unmistakable assurance that this man is so much a tool of Satan that he will shrink at no sacrifice--even the deaths of his family--to achieve his objective: the destruction of Israel and the U.S. Prayer: God, have mercy on the dear enslaved people of Iran, but do not spare this wicked regime of devils in human form that defies You and threatens repeatedly to exterminate Your People, the Chosen People of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, exactly as the wicked Haman the Agagite sought to exterminate Your People in the time of Mordecai, Esther and the king of Persia. Please drive out the evil, Cross-defeated spirit of Haman from the whole land of Persia, which we claim for the kingdom of Jesus Christ the Savior and Lord of the whole earth. Amen

GOD GAVE ISRAEL (YES, ISRAEL!) THE TERRITORIES COMPRISED BY SOUTHERN LEBANON AND ALSO WESTERN SYRIA! Please go and see what the Bible says, which resulted in Israel being given these lands now exploited for terroristic purposes by the Iran-backed terrorist organization of Hezbollah. Use the article to view the maps: "The Area Attacked in Israel by Hezbollah, and the Lands Occupied in Lebanon God gave to Israel," by Ronald Ginther

Maps of Hezbollah-Attacked Israel, and the Northern Lands now known as Southern Lebanon that Almighty God Gave to His People Israel, by Ronald Ginther


Flowers of Christ's Love for the Enslaved People of Iran

"What is Palestine?"--A Commentary on the David Hathaway Article, "Palestine?", by Ronald Ginther


Our Emmaus Walk cartoon about the sinning, sybaritic playboy, or "rake", the typical American boy without Christ in his life:

"Skanky Boy--The Progress of a Post-Modern Rake," Part I


SOME MORE BURIED, POLITICALLY UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH: ASIA MINOR, MODERN TURKEY, WAS ONCE WHOLLY CHRISTIAN, FOR OVER THIRTEEN HUNDRED YEARS! Did you know that Asia Minor, which is now modern Turkey, was wholly Christian for over a thousand years? It was once the heartland of Christian faith, and rose to superpower status and wealth and high civilization as the Christian Byzantine Empire. Asia Minor, now called Anatolia, constituting the nation of Turkey, was conquered by the Moslem Turks, and they established a world empire encompassing North Africa, the Middle East, and southern Europe called the Ottoman Turkish Empire, but though it rivaled the former in size it never came up to the level of freedom and general sharing of wealth and social equity established by the Byzantines, even including their mistakes and corruption and dynastic intrigues. You will not get a fair depiction of the Byzantines today, as history is being revised by secular-humanists to discredit Christian civilization in any period in which it was flourishing. Please turn to the atlas for more information and maps of this fascinating, once great Christian country, which truly can be called the Land of St. Paul:

Asia Minor Atlas


In a most significant connection with this Asia Minor atlas, you might want to read the "Ballad of Paul and Silas," by Ronald Ginther, for this tells of the epic invasion of Macedonia, the first nation in Europe to be taken for Christianity by the Apostle Paul. Paul's launching point? Troas Alexandria, on the west coast of Asia Minor!

"The Ballad of Paul and Silas," by Ronald Ginther


"Skanky Boy--The Progress of a Rake," Part II


"Skanky Boy--The Progress of a Rake," Part III, by Eben


"Skanky Boy--The Progress of a Rake," Part IV, by Eben


"Judges: Samson, Backslidden Nazarite and Judge of Israel," Or, "Hope for the Washed-up Christian," by Ronald Ginther


"Lilias Trotter Book Review," A Missionary Impossible, by Ronald Ginther


Lilias Trotter as a young woman

LILIAS TROTTER, MISSIONARY EXTRAORDINAIRE: Missionary to Algeria, London society born-and-bred Lilias Trotter was a missionary for the Lord Jesus and the Gospel, and there is another gospel, the gospel of peace and nonviolence and Zen meditation and interfaith-ecumenism and whatever else people like Joan Baez champion just as fervently as Lilian Trotter the former London socialite championed Christ. What led to a Joan Baez, and what led to a Lilias Trotter? That is the question.

"Joan Baez, a Silhouette," Review of her 1987 autobiography, by Ronald Ginther


A Viet Nam veteran's ministry:

Dave Roever/Life Today


THE SACRED COW IS FINALLY BEING TURNED OUT OF THE CHINA SHOP! EVOLUTION'S FOUNDATIONS ARE FAST CRUMBLING BENEATH IT: Scientists are turning from atheism and evolution and even starting up "Creation Museums," centers of real facts and real artifacts--not just unproven theories and meager fragments of bone--showing conclusive truth about the earth's origins and development that overturn the absurd Theory of Evolution (which cannot be true in the macro-sense). Dr. Carl Baugh was a former atheist, who could no longer hold to untenable atheism and proofless evolutional explanations of the Earth, so that he became a follower of Christ while remaining an excellent scientist in pursuit of the truth. Creation Museums, such as the one he has founded, are springing up in many places, despite the ridicule and defamation of secular-humanists and evolutionists in high educational circles and in the press:

Dr. Carl Baugh, Creation Evidence


CONTEMPORARY LIBERAL REVISIONISM VS. THE TRUTH: American history is being revised and rewritten, as we know, so that there is nothing of value shown the students of America in Western Civilization, and Christianity is also defamed and made to look absurdly stupid as well as a hotbed of hate crimes. Nothing could be farther from the truth regarding both Western Civilization and Christianity. They have created the greatest societies on earth, greater and freer than anything the world ever saw before them (despite the horrible depravity unleashed by secular humanism and the rebelliousness and lawlessness of self-oriented, untaught, undisciplined younger generations who recognize no morality or heed any restraint of God or man on their behavior!). Yet from the interpretations and analysis given them today by public school teachers, administrators, and college academicians, they are both colossal mistakes. It is strange, indeed, that the very people who benefited most from Western Civilization and Christianity are the most ardent detractors. Where would these same individuals be if Western Civilization, with its foundation of Judaeo-Christian values and beliefs and institutions, had not created those advantages they now take for granted and utterly despise? Please go to the alternative, David Barton, who can set American history right on track again, if American educators will ever wake up from the psychosis of secular-humanism and reaffirm genuine knowledge and genuine scholarship:

David Barton, Wallbuilders


WITCHCRAFT AND SATANISM, NOT JUST ISLAM, ARE FILLING THE VAST SPIRITUAL VOID CREATED BY SECULAR HUMANISM IN AMERICAN SOULS: We in America are experiencing the horrible interpersonal trauma and social disruption and spiritual impoverishment of a society being enveloped by a Duvalier-like voodoo bondage that will certainly, if not checked and reversed, destroy a once great society, just as it destroyed Haiti until the present overthrow of voodoo and the re-awakening of Christianity in that island nation:

Part I, "Witchcraft in America--How bad is it?", Part I, by Ronald Ginther


Part II, "The Poverty/Witchcraft Connection," by Ronald Ginther


Dave Hunt, author of "The Seduction of Christianity," can explain the spread of WICCA and how it is being masterminded, as a world-wide movement, by Satan himself:

Dave Hunt, The Berean Call


PAUL WAS AN ACTIVIST, SO WERE THE OTHER APOSTLES, AND THEY FOLLOWED THE EXAMPLE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVIST OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST! Are you an activist and want to make a difference in this world? America desperately needs activists who will support what God values in a society. Do you have time for emailing your beliefs and support of what is moral and right to those who are profiting wrongly on what is immoral and wrong? Legislators, businesses, sponsors of lewd TV shows or books, they all urgently need to hear from you as a Christian. I am not asking you to do what I have not been doing myself. We are all called to stand up for the Lord and His commandments, but there is a special way you can make a mark on this culture instead of it always making a mark on you! Be an activist for Christ--remembering that you always state the truth IN LOVE, just as He did with the Samaritan woman at the well.

Link for Christian activists, via David Wildmon's American Family Association On-line:

American Family Association On-Line


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