As Founder, I saw a need for this school while a member of a Pentecostal church (COGIC), which had the resources to do it, the teachers to teach, the physical facilities, the Gospel--yet had no vision, though I tried to challenge the church to
take up the founding of a Bible school. Since I could get no one to at least entertain the idea, I thought, rather than waste time waiting for something that might never happen if I just sat on it, resting my blessed assurance, I would go to the Internet world instead, the highways and byways, where
I could possibly reach passers-by, Christian and non-Christian, with the Bible, the true Word of God, while presenting it in an understandable way, without spin and false gospelism and heresy. That was about ten years ago. Why do I continue this endeavor, even if thousands have seen or visited this site since its conception as a reality?
I wonder that myself! Yet I know I love the truth. I love the truth, which is from God, and the Bible as the primary authoritative means God has given us to know the truth, which is Jesus Christ! Beware of going outside this God-provided means--you can't trust whatever it is, not like the Bible! On the other side of the coin, I hate error and falsehood and
phony baloney that passes for Christian teaching today.
I will be judged by my Judge, Jesus Christ, for what I post here. I take it as a high responsibility, to post the truth the Holy Spirit commends to me, not just my own personal opinions. I see nothing wrong with personal opinions intrinsically, when they are Bible-based. I do strive to make my opinions and views Bible-based, and to draw my views directly from Biblical principles and scriptures and the wonderful examples of saints in the Bible. The present depraved pagan culture of America wars against the truth, subverts the truth, and hates the truth--and I try to stay clear of the pagan and secularist world-view, which is completely at odds, in the spirit of anti-christ that inhabits the culture, with the Spirit of Christ and the Bible as the inerrant truth of God.
I get no money from this endeavor, nor any honors, nor any ego-boost to speak of.
That is good. This way you get what I must sacrifice in some way, even if small compared to Biblical saints, to give you the truth. Truth demands a sacrifice. A truth you do not have to sacrifice for can hardly be the truth. Jesus said so! The Bible says so! The rich young ruler went away sorrowfully from Jesus, for he chose not to sacrifice his money for the sake of the truth and knowing God intimately. I don't want to follow that horrible example! Do you feel the same way? Or are you trying to enjoy this world, depraved as it is, while remaining a Christian? Doesn't the Lord himself say, "No man can serve two masters."? Either you serve the Devil, or you serve God. There is no middle ground--none, zilch, nada, nichts!
So I will continue, and will stop the moment the Lord says, the sacrifice is over--you can retire this humble, little site! I want you all to know I love you all in the Spirit of Christ. You are precious to him! You are precious to me, even if I do sometimes wield the rod of correction here, as I prayerfully do on occasion when I sense many are coming just to tickle their ears or pass the time away or soak up a little religion without sacrifice or true relation to their own lives and hearts. Correction is badly needed in the church of God--we are such a wayward, deceived, and self-deceived, carnal Christian people, particularly in America, where we have to sacrifice so terribly little for our faith and can still call ourselves
"Christians"--truly a dangerous state, spiritually, for believers to find themselves in!
The Devil is not for this site at all, as I constantly am reminded, by the unexplained deletions of key phrases and sentences I have just typed in! I have to be so careful to save the material as I go, or otherwise I will lose it. Why Old Craphead (my name for the Devil, since people today adore snakes, dragons, and other reptiles, whereas in Bible times they were despised and held contemptible creatures, and so the Devil was called the Serpent, the Dragon, and other then odious terms to signify the horrible beast he had become by his prideful sin and rebellion) doesn't do the same to the pornography sites or to Oprah or Dr. Phil or the Televangelist Prosperity Preachers, I have no confusion about--he doesn't have anything to fear there! They are promoting his kingdom! I am attempting the opposite, the promotion of God's kingdom! And I will continue, as long as God gaves me grace and strength to overcome my own weakness and the discouragement that often assaults me.--Editor and Founder, Ronald Ginther
The Emmaus Walk offers courses on Genesis to Revelation highlighting Messianic texts and Types of Christ. Aimed at ordinary people (such as ourselves!), to help reveal the core Messianic meaning of the Bible, which is the very reason for the existence of the authoritative Word of God, eternal and everlasting.
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). The scriptures mean nothing, ultimately, aside from the Messianic theme--for the Bible is not really about religion or Jewish history or various famous Hebrews and Jews or festivals and religious laws or the temple or the tabernacle--all that together can't hold the edifice of the Bible up or make it stand as divine truth, able to save individuals and an entire world. The Bible is also like a lantern. Jesus the Messiah is the light in the lantern--and the lantern goes completely dead and dark without Jesus lighting it from within with his own divine light. And then there is the tree--try making a tree with just branches and deleting the trunk--all you will get is a pile of branches on the ground--good for nothing but kindling! But with the trunk in place--Jesus--the branches are part of a living organism, a tree that will stand tall forever. We are the branches, He is the trunk (Jesus said: "I am the Vine, you are the branches."). With this understanding, you are on your way to unlocking the scriptures and opening the door to Yeshua--for the Bible is, at the living core, a living Person, Jesus (Yeshua), who delights in His Name, the Word (John 1:1 and in the fact He is the Word of God since before the foundation of the world: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
JUST USE ME
I am the Bible.
I am God's wonderful library.
I make known to all, Him who is Truth.
To the weary pilgrim, I am a good, strong staff.
To the one who sits in black gloom, [like the Dalit or Untouchable in India, or the drug or porn addict or the victim of abuse or neglect, or the tortured Christian in Laos or China or Burma or Nepal, or the Sudanese Christian slave abducted from Darfur, or the well-off American enslaved by materialism and self-indulgment and self-centeredness and ease] I am glorious light.
To those who stoop beneath many burdens, I am sweet rest.
To him who has lost his way, I am a safe guide.
To those who have been hurt by sin, I am healing balm.
To the discouraged, I whisper a glad message of hope.
To those who are distressed by the storms of life,
I am an anchor, sure and steadfast.
To those who suffer in lonely solitude,
I am as a cool, soft hand resting on a fevered brow.
Oh, child of man, to best defend me, JUST USE ME.
The Bible is God's road map as you travel through life.--from Faith Magazine, Author Unknown
SHOCKING STATISTIC: Over 75% of the students at the biggest evangelical seminary in America, polled, have stated that they do not believe in the inerrancy of the Bible (they should be put in a probational, remedial class of "Christian Fundamentals of Belief and Evidence," and retaught the facts of the Inerrant Word of God, rather than allow such mistaken seminarians to go through the seminary and graduate with this terrible handicap!). Jesus himself had no problem with the Scriptures, and quoted them and cited many prophets and other leaders of Israel. He even commended the
Bible teachings of the Pharisees and scribes, though he condemned their behavior. The people and events of the Bible were not symbolic, or stories, they were real--and He said so! That ought to settle it for us! But it doesn't, because most Christians have absorbed the anti-Bible, Anti-God arguments and world-view of the secular fundamentalist and humanist educational system of America, which has its main mouthpieces in the media and the government today, not just in the seminaries and religious colleges. Another problem contributing to this lack of belief in the Bible: Most Christians do not read the Bible, preferring to let it gather dust on their coffee tables or in their bookcases. Though the world's best seller, it is not being read by the majority of Christians in this country. This is the tragic truth--and it is no wonder that our nation and society are in rapid decline. If you want to understand the reasoning that produced such Bible-doubting seminarians, go to Josh McDowell's book, "Beyond Conviction." He even suggests ways to combat the widespread problem, starting with our church youth and in our families.
WHAT IS A SCROLL? MOST CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA THINK THE SCRIPTURES ALWAYS CAME IN THE "MODERN" BOOK FORMAT, BUT NOT SO: Manuscripts of the Scriptures were long, sometimes as long as thirty feet, and were meant to be rolled up, using two handles or spools that could transfer the manuscript from one to the other). This is the form of the Holy Scriptures that people knew for thousands of years, though even before that in
Noah's time there were most ancient accounts going back even to Enoch and Adam no doubt that Moses later collated and used for writing Genesis, that were on clay tablets. Egyptian-style papryus paper and animal skin vellum versions were in wide use (stone, though extremely long lasting and used for government decrees and law codes and such official kingly matters, was just too heavy and impractical to be carried about by the people, for imagine trying to transport a manuscript in stone weighing on a donkey or carried by hand--it could be done, but it would be hard work!). Light and highly portable vellum-leaved manuscripts, made from animal hide carefully prepared, came into even wider use, with the vellum proving most popular, since it lasted much longer than the thin, papery papyrus in damper climates, and it was most
available (papyrus growing only along the Nile and in some coastal Mediterranean Canaanite
cities such as Byblos--ancient Gebal in Egyptian Old Kingdom times). Whether written on papyrus or vellum (and there is even a rare copper scroll detailing hidden temple treasures discovered in the Qumran community area), scrolls were the primary format of the Scriptures until vellum-leaved manuscripts in our "modern" standardized book form took over. Though not so used anymore, scrolls, however, carried on a long time, right to our own, preserved in monasteries in the East. Scrolls are still in regular use by Orthodox Jews in their synagogues and schools! So this form of the Scriptures is both ancient and modern, whereas books are a Johnny-come-lately, in comparison. Lastly, scrolls are mentioned frequently as being used in heaven, with seals binding them.
WHY CARE ABOUT THE ESSENE SCROLLS? The history and discovery of the Essene Scrolls (whether the Qumran Essene sectarians wrote them and hid them away is a question, but not anything important, as the scrolls exist, telling about the Essenes as well as comprising most of the books of the Old Testament) is HIGHLY important for our Christian faith and their role in Christian apologetics is so foundational that we have a whole page devoted to them, and we will be adding new material from time to time:
The beautiful and unique Scriptorium (or Bible Writing/Manuscript) building with wonderful exhibits on how we got the Bible written and compiled into one canon-authorized Book, on view and for touring at the Holy Land Experience "theme park," now the property and ministry partner and outreach of Trinity Broadcasting Network in Orlando, Florida. Go experience the trip of a lifetime with your family or friends or just view it for yourself:
THE MESSIANIC SCROLL IS AVAILABLE! Zola Levitt Ministries has available a most wonderful Messianic Scroll, which would make an absolutely fantastic Christmas gift for someone you love and respect, like loved ones or even your pastor,
giving Messianic prophecies from the Old Testament (the Torah) along with the
Fulfilments in the New Testament.
VIDEO/DVD ON JEWISH TEMPLE AVAILABLE: Vision Video has many wonderful videos to show you the history and the
chief places of the Bible. Among them is the video on the Jewish Temple (starting with Solomon's). This package includes five items and a DVD. The cost is $79, marked down from $129.00, certainly a wonderful gift at Christmas or any time, not just for others but for yourself. Buy it and share it! Give one to a Sunday School or church if you can. Donate one to a library--so that children or young people or even adults can access it who ordinarily cannot go to a church or a
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 Latin-English 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, and in Judaea in the time of Jesus (see the map) Emmaus is near the bottom, located close by Jerusalem.
U.S. PRESIDENTS WHO TESTIFIED ABOUT THE BIBLE BEING AMERICA'S GUIDING
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."--George Washington
Note: As you can see by the above statement, George Washington was a sincere and genuine Christian, which the secular humanists in their books are now claiming he was not. Was he lying about himself as politicians often do today to gain votes? His own step-daughter, raised by him and Martha, observed him and his life as a man of Christian faith and testified he was certainly a Christian, in fact, a devout man who would travel 7 miles on horseback to get to a church regularly on Sunday.
"The Bible carries with it the history of the creation, the fall and redemption of man, and discloses to him, in the infant born at Bethlehem, the legislator and savior of the world."--John Quincy Adams
"That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests."--Andrew Jackson on his deathbed, referring to the Bible
In regard to the Great Book, I have only to say that it is the best Book that God gave to man."
"Almost every man who by his life's work added to the sum of human achievement of which the race is proud has based his life work largely upon the teachings of the Bible..."--Theodore Roosevelt
Another President, a known scholar and champion of small countries' rights, who knew the supreme value of the Bible:
"When you have read the Bible, you know it is the word of God, because it is the key to your heart, your own happiness and your own duty."--Woodrow Wilson
Washington, John Quincy Adams, T. Roosevelt, Wilson, and so on, were they exceptional because they were Bible-believing Christians as U.S. Presidents? On the contrary! Yet most all countries today in this world, including their entire histories, cannot
produce a single government leader who stands up for the Bible as the World of God, and they are poor and
retrograde and unblessed for that reason (some, like in Europe, have a glittering, superficial prosperity at present, but it is fast slipping from their fingers, as they lose demographically and even politically to Islamicists and unassimulated Arab emigrants). America, in contrast, has too many to feature here and would require a considerable book to contain them! It wasn't just politics with them either. They were ministers, could preach in churches and did preach in churches, they knew the Gospel, they revered the Word of God, and practiced godliness and holiness. Yes, our Presidents, not the compromised Christian presidents we have known as late, but the ones before them! This made our nation as great as it is. But secularism, secular fundamentalism, has gradually since the catastrophic 1960's gained a stranglehood on our nation and its leadership--and we are declining with every passing hour, down to the status of pagan, Christless, poor and oppressed nations, which constitute the vast majority of countries in the world today (and in the past). We have been so blessed, but we are throwing away our glorious birthright for fleshly things, just as Esau once did when he sold his Patriarchal and Messianic birthright to Jacob for a cup of stew! You can't really satisfy a hungry man of the outdoors with just a cup of stew! Soon, his belly growled again, and what would he sell now? For some worthless carnal thing like a few swallows of soup, Esau has willingly given up the most precious and eternally blessed thing he possessed--his own part in the holding and propagation of the Messianic line that would lead to Jesus Christ the Messiah, Savior and Lord.
Israel--still the most important piece of real estate on Earth, as far as God is concerned! The pernicious, false, even stupid heresy of Replacement Theology disagrees, but the Bible has the last word on the State and Land of Israel, the Covenanted, Holy Land given to the Jews by God everlastingly. Just read Revelation, and how the 12 Tribes of Israel are all known and accounted for! Paul refers to them too in Romans, so he did not know the tribes were missing persons--a myth I think was got up by anti-Semites who hoped it was the case. God has providentially preserved the tribes, they were never really lost (though they were displaced and scattered for hundreds and thousands of years, to be sure)--and when God re-gathers them all in the glorious land, as he is starting to do now, they will be given their full allotments of the Israel God platted out, according to the Abrahamic Covenant (and as portrayed by Ezekiel), during the Millennial Age when Christ will rule the Earth from his capital city, Jerusalem! Maranatha!
Where is Emmaus? It was a town or village located just north of Jerusalem, seven miles from the Holy City, so look toward the bottom of this map and you will locate it. The people of Emmaus could not help but know what was going on in Jerusalem concerning Jesus, His trials, and death on the Cross, as it was no doubt a tiring but still far less than a day's journey on foot, if you weren't in a big hurry. A man on horseback could probably make the journey in less than an hour, but most people walked or rode slow, plodding donkeys.
B.I.B.L.E.--"Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth"--Acronym by John Hagee2>
The Timeline on How We Got the English Language Bible:
Vita of Ronald Ginther, Founder of the Emmaus Walk Messianic School of the Bible:
Welcome to the Emmaus Walk!:
The following document represents the last time our Congress acknowledged publicly in law the truth that the Bible, the only authorized and absolutely true Word of God bequeathed to us all by the Jews, is the cornerstone of our nation and people and the Source of America's greatness.
GRATITUDE TO GOD CENTER:
1. Food, shelter, clothing--everything else is frosting on the cake!
Most of the world's people lack one or more of these three basic necessities. We in America commonly possess more of these than we know how to handle (so we store the excess in expensive storage units--if that isn't an extravagance, instead of giving it away to the needy!)--which makes America uniquely blessed by God. Why should we be so blessed?
Other nations such as the Congo or Russia or Argentina or Brazil have as great or even greater resources--why are they not blessed the same? Well, for one thing, they were not founded as Bible-based, Bible-preaching Christian nations. Some countries may have a formal Christian religion established as their state religion, but they began pagan, and their formalized, nominal Christianity is
a religious mishmash full of paganism, heresy, and man's traditions, with the Gospel of Christ and the Bible being almost non-existent and the church pews and sanctuaries empty most of the year as the people live for the Devil. In America our Christianity is mixing with the secular humanism, the paganism, the materialism, and the worldly addictions and immorality of the popular culture. We are fast exchanging our God-culture for the Devil-culture. We are fast losing the basis for our unsurpassed blessing by God. We are even embracing the death culture and death industry of legal abortion, which is a billion dollar industry supported by
tax money to a large degree. Abortion for convenience and profit has destroyed over 1/3 of the younger generation, who are the hope and future of the nation. How can our blessing continue, if we continue these practices? It cannot. Yet we still enjoy the blessing, even though judgment is drawing very near indeed. For this window of opportunity that still exists, I thank you, O Lord. May we all use it for Your glory, to extend your kingdom, to snatch souls from the fire, to call those who are
lost in darkness into Your marvelous light.
Disney--the giant entertainment corporation that with its pornographic affiliate studios, cruise ship, Disneyworld and Disneyland, books, videos, souvenirs, cartoon character clothes lines, and Gay Pride celebrations and parades, was lately assaulting family values and traditional marriage with might and main. Then trouble set in, right at the top, and CEO Cisner, presiding over serious financial shortfalls that were widening like cracks in the floor right in corporate headquarters, was thrown out along with his hot war against traditional values and his aggressive gay rights agenda. Disney then tried to move back to its former family orientation, and regain some credibility with traditional value oriented people who had been Disney's core supporters in the past. There is sign of some turning back, true, and hopefully the box office receipts for its value-centered productions will continue to tell the management that values still count with Americans. Otherwise, how can you explain Disney doing this:
Disney has just released an animated film, "The Ten Commandments," which
all families can enjoy without any problems of content or language--I have heard, though I have not seen it. This is a film that Christians should support, since Christians voting with their feet and pocketbooks will encourage Hollywood to do more Bible-based
films, not less! How can we complain if we do not support good films such as this one, which has been recommended highly by Daystar and also TBN? Unfortunately for Disney, even in this production, it fails to restrain its secular humanist bias of its top management, as it has done everything it could to exclude "God" from its advertisements for the film.
Course Articles are now listed in the new "Course Articles Center" page:
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.
1. Christian Education
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 Middle East and Its Religions (featuring Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
At long last, questions are being appended to each article, which is the most practical way to provide quizzes and tests, I have discovered. 10 T/F questions are now on-line for "Part III, Christ's Prayers, and Ours," by Mrs. Bernice Schaefer (the late Mrs. Schaefer is Ronald Ginther's beloved aunt, who was the wife of a Bible scholar and was very active as a leader in church and prayer meetings for her whole adult life, so she knew her subject, effectual or "direct line to God" prayer.
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:
"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:
"The Bible, The Whole Story," is now on DVD. "Seven major doctrines of Scripture are explained in Zola's clear and informative style. The Bible is covered from Genesis to Revelation. A useful teaching tool for beginner and expert alike."--from the "New and Updated from ZLM" catalog list. In this book Zola Levitt teaches about the Abrahamic Covenant, The Law, Prophecy, The Messiah--Why Jesus of
Nazareth?, Grace--the Gift of Absolute Forgiveness, The Church, and the Kingdom (the future thousand-year reign of Christ on Earth). Please contact Zola Levitt Ministries for this DVD. It is #DBWS, $39, for 2 DVDs.
For one elective credit for the Emmaus Walk:
"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.
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:
Read and do a review of this absolutely terrific book, and you have your Christology
requirement for the Emmaus Walk degree certificate half taken care of. I cannot draw from it here, as it is copyrighted, but
the material is excellent, and the appendices are also wonderful, every word of them, so don't stop reading when you come to them!--Founder of Emmaus Walk
Another Bible resource:
Recommended Books List:
First of all, would you read the Bible? This is THE BOOK for all Christians, not anything else. The other books are just that: "other books." Our sole authoritative book or battle primer is the Bible, the Word of God. But as for "helps," there are many that are useful, but only as helps or information or references or sources of additional information regarding the Bible.
Don't deprive yourself of this very special treat and testimony of God's awesome, miracle-working power:
To order "The Heavenly Man," the story of how a Chinese pastor, Brother Yun, was tortured repeatedly by communists, but survived even the worst treatment they could think to use on him to break his spirit, and was divinely set free from prison and his captors, just as Peter was by angels:
Book Reviews Center:
Or go to James Robison's LIFE TODAY website.
EVER WONDER WHAT HEAVEN IS LIKE? YOU MAY NOT END UP THERE BY YOUR OWN CHOICE, BUT YOU OUGHT TO AT LEAST CHECK OUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO MISS OUT ON FOREVER, IF YOU DO NOT REPENT AND GIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE LORD WHILE HE IS YET CALLING YOU. "90 Minutes in Heaven" is Don Piper's own autobiographical story of how this Baptist pastor was killed instantly by an 18-wheeler crushing him in his Ford Escort on a bridge over the Trinity River in Texas, followed by his trip to heaven and spending 90 minutes there, and is concluded by the account of his return to life and unbelievably painful recovery in the hospital for many month. He now has a testimony he is taking to the entire world to encourage Christians and reach the unsaved for Christ. Reviewed by Kathleen Lawrence-Smith, in Anchored Magazine:
Don Piper's story, a best selling book, is spreading. "Today's Christian" magazine, January/February 2008 issue, p. 30-33, tells the story in brief, but with a detail I had not seen before. It is in respect to the hand that Don Piper testified to many churches he felt holding his hand as he lay under the tarp after God put him back in his
body and he found himself singing, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" with the pastor who came and prayed at the fatal accident for the accident victim. Pastor Onrecker who prayed for Don Piper was led of God to get out of his stalled car and go pray for the crash victim, whoever it was. Understandably, the officers or medics or both of these groups first tried to dissuade Onrecker. Don Piper was lying ripped apart a bloody mess and dead under the tarp thrown over him--what use was prayer now for him? His totally demolished Ford Escort car had become his coffin. Pastor Onrecker was not to be
turned away. He knew God wanted him to do this "foolish" thing, praying for a dead man at the side of the corpse. A significant detail of this story has just now come forth. Pastor Onrecker was not able to reach the man's hand, but someone, or Somone, did!
While the pastor was praying, a non-human hand took Don Piper's, for Don Piper came back to life miraculously someone holding his hand, which he could feel, even though Pastor Onrecker could not reach far enough to do any such thing! What a story! And it is absolutely true!
From the Book Cover: This Christian classic, "God Sent a Man," is the story of Joseph who allowed himself to be prepared of God to play a crucial role in the history of Egypt and especially in the development of what became the nation of Israel. In the person of Carlyle B. Haynes, God also sent a man. An evangelist for many years, Haynes later served as a church administrator in both
North and South America. He was instrumental in setting up the General Conference Press Bureau which eventually developed into the Department of Communications. During World War II, Haynes was director of the Seventh-day Adventist War Service Commission. But he is perhaps best known as a writer, for he authored no less than 45 books, including the classic in its field, "The Other Side of Death." You will seldom find a more interesting, insightful, teaching book, full of wisdom, along with the adventure, love interest, and the twists and turns of any whodunit.
A liberating message for Muslims and Christians and Palestinian-supporters together! We can know the truth, and the truth WILL SET US FREE of hatred, falsehood, tyranny of men, and religious bondage of all kinds, if we will let it speak to us! Increasing numbers of Muslims are sickened by the brutality of their religion, wondering why it occurs, and are refusing to justify it, seeking the truth instead and a way out to truth and freedom and salvation. Muslims are converting to Christ in vastly greater numbers than Christians convert to Islam--it is just a matter of time before Islam is no more believed--so the radical terrorist Muslims are working overtime to bring about the forcible conversion of the world to Islam, using subterfuge and
devious Islamic front-organizations such as CAIR in the U.S. and even participating in free elections in Western countries to promote their Islamization of whole countries in order to subject them to Muslim dictatorships and the rule of cleric-run Sharia law. They will not succeed in this devilish, Satanic agenda to subjugate the West and make an Islamic police state out of America, even while they destroy Israel utterly and kill all the Jews. Let's not concede anything to Satan and His evil children! He deserves nothing but the lake of fire as his reward. Christ is coming soon. Jesus Christ will rule the earth, not Allah and Mohammed his prophet, nor the Anti-Christ, nor any one else who sets himself up in place of the Lord.
According to the black Christians who are being targeted and persecuted by the terrorist state of Sudan, ruled by the Muslim Arabs of Khartoum, there may not be any Christians left in Sudan in ten years. Two million may have been killed already (the 100,000 figure used by the United Nations and the liberal media--which for years denied there was this genocide going on--is far too low). Recent news reports of the Chad rebellion (Chad is a Saharan Muslim country, rocked with revolt, since its oil-riches are not getting to the people, but the government is devouring them all) have revealed there are 200,000 refugees from Darfur in Chad! How are they doing? Aside from the fact it is the Saharan desert, what is there for them to eat and drink in such a place? Do the Muslims ruling in Khartoum care?
No! They would just as soon save their bullets and bombs and let those 200,00 Sudanese (many of them Christians) starve and die from lack of water in Chad rather than lift a finger to save them and bring them back to their homes. This is what we are dealing with in Khartoum, surely one of the most wicked and evil cities on earth, because of its mistreatment of Sudan's black Christians and poor people. A Biblical-style pox from God Almighty upon such rulers and Muslim clerics supporting the regime! Amen.
GOSPEL TRACT CENTER
Testimonies of Martyrs Center:
One of the most notable Russian martyrs of the 20th century was young Army soldier Ivan Moiseyev, who never gave up his faith in Christ despite all the torture of the KGB and the Russian army inflicted on him:
Music Center with original and also added lyrics to famous Christian anthems and songs:
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E PLURIBUS UNUM! YOU'VE SEEN THIS BEFORE, NO DOUBT, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? The secular fundamentalists that are dominate in the Democrat Party all believe and promote Tolerance, Diversity, and Multiculturalism. These things are not American values, though they are claimed to be (or at least claimed they should be). The inscription on the very apex of the U.S. Capitol destroys secular fundamentalism and its entire agenda. "E Pluribus Unum," One out of many, is the Nation's founding motto, not Tolerance, Diversity, and Multiculturalism. Tolerance, Diversity, and Multiculturalism would never have founded nor produced an America which has created more freedom and wealth for its citizens than any other nation in history. The secular fundamentalist triad would only destroy a nation--it is negative, not positive, in effect, though it appears positive and progressive. You cannot found and create a nation by emphasizing division and special interests and
minorities. Such things were emphasized by the Democrat Party in order to create voting blocs that could be manipulated and used to enhance their power base. Create enough of them with special promises and handouts, and you can overwhelm the voting majority of the
American people and subvert the country to your radical agenda. This is the secret method of the Democrat Party, though it is not really secret, since its tactics should be clear enough to recognize. Divide a country, you can conquer a country. Unify a country, that country will not be defeated easily. A divided America works to the power and interests of a privileged elite and governing class in Washington and
New York who have interests quite contrary to the welfare of the American people. They do not want a viable national American state, they want a global government, they do not want a free, prosperous America, they want a province here ruled by the United Nations or some other international government. They do not want a moral, well-educated, progressive society, they want a socialist economy, government run and administered and owned, and the morals (if it cares anything about morals, they are not likely to be based on the Ten Commandments or Christian values)
defined and dictated by the state. Read George Orwell's classic warning to the world, "1984." This pictures the nightmarish "totalitarian utopia" of a world police state. It is still timely, though we have passed that terminal year Orwell had chosen for the full demonstration of Big Brother and the triumph of the absolute state of totalitarianism. We are now
giving the final touches to that Big Brother, Orwellian state in America--as the representative government that formerly protected our freedoms is all but extinguished by runaway Big Government and imperial agencies and self-aggrandizing or lockstep, ideologic leaders. A prime instance of this is the Supreme Court, which recognizes nothing higher in authority, not even the Constitution, which it interprets any way it chooses. This Court cannot be reformed or turned around by any amount of "conservative" appointees. It is a very bad idea (the very worst the Founding Fathers had), and has just gotten worse and worse. It must be abolished, and its duties delegated to lower courts. A "Supreme" judiciary is not needed, for the states and their courts and legislatures are fully sufficient to decide questions rising from any law or case of injury.
"E Pluribus Unum," the total opposite of Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Tolerance. It is inscribed on the Nation's Capitol, at the very top, with only a Statue of Freedom set above it, to show that this ideal is the basis for our nation's and our individual freedom. As long as it is there, it stands as a rebuke to the agenda of secular fundamentalists. Therefore, if it is not going to be honored, it should be be cut out, destroyed, extirpated, by the ACLU or its affiliate
devil-serving organizations, and Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Tolerance inscribed in its place--for there it is: "One Out of Many." ONE OUT OF MANY! That shouts to the world that Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Tolerance are the big lies of secular fundamentalism. Repeated long and frequently enough they come to gain credency and even backing by courts, legislatures, and laws--but they are still Big Lies.
Why are they being promoted? The secular fundamentalists in the Democrat Party and in the society at large seek to make a Balkanized
chaos out of American society that only a tyrant can pull back together and rule
despotically--but this is not what our Founding Fathers envisoned and created. "E Pluribus Unum"--this is our answer to our enemies who seek to divide and conquer us. We are the American people--not hypenated Americans but whole Americans, regardless of
color, creed, and race. We are Americans!
Not Democrats, Republicans, whites or blacks or Asians. We are Americans!
THE CAUCUSES AND THE COMING NOMINATIONS AT PARTY CONGRESSES AND EVEN THE COMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS PRESENT A DILEMMA TO BIBLE-BELIEVING, GODLY CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA: We the American people are getting down VERY CLOSE to the wire, regarding the caucases and the
nomination processes (as they are euphemistically called) in the national party conferences of the Democrats and Republicans.
I would not vote for either party, if they were up for election instead of their representatives. They have both
failed America miserably. They don't just have a problem, THEY ARE THE PROBLEM (to paraphrase President Reagan's justly famous remark about Government). Let us pray more than we speak, if that is possible. Our words will mean nothing anyway, unless they are first directed to God in prayer. Secular fundamentalism, whether in the form of country club Republicanism or radical left Democratism, is the very same foul and deadly beast that is destroying America root and branch. Choose from two forms of the same monster? Or choose the lesser of the two evils? I hardly think that is an option! I refuse to vote for the "lesser evil," since it is still evil I would be choosing. Only God can give a Christian voter the wisdom from heaven as to what to do in this impossible situation. I have to be truthful. I think God would have to spit out all these candidates and their parties as unfit--when measured against his righteousness and his kingdom. The ability to spout the right evangelical teachings does not qualify a candidate either--as God knows just what this candidate will do when in office, and it may be the complete opposite of what he has been preaching in churches and to his evangelical supporters at rallies and caucus meetings. How can I say such a thing? I say it because none of them is calling this nation and people to repent and cease sinning, to begin a true reformation on our knees before God. If any candidate has taken this position, I have not heard of it.
Yet God is the Only One who can do the impossible. He says so in His Word. Jesus said: "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."--Mark, 10:27
FRIENDSHIP CENTER FOR SUPPORT OF ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE:
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Giving the history of a mistaken, unBiblical policy that will never bring peace to the Middle East--"Israel Divided," by Katie Morris of Eurovision, the International Ministry of Evangelist David Hathaway, is now on-line:
The Bible records (and secular world history too) that God chastised the tribes of Israel severely many times, even let their enemies invade Israel, abduct and take the rebellious tribes to foreign countries and resettle them there, but God's eye never left them, nor did He cease to love them, nor did His eternal covenants with His people cease to exist or have binding force (take note of this President Bush and your advisors, Condoleeza Rice and State Department!). He always knew their whereabouts, even if the Church lost track (or didn't care, due to Replacement Theology). Again, the tribes of Israel are not lost and were never lost--for God always knew where they all were, no matter
where they were scattered across the world! How do we know that? God's almighty hand is presently re-gathering them back to their home, Israel! This is a fulfilment of prophecies in the Old Testament. Learn about the rediscovery (by fellow Jews) of their tribes and whereabouts in "Quest of the Lost Tribes," by obtaining the DVD (awarded the Genie Award in Canada, the equivalent of the Oscar), a video that can be obtained from Jewish Voice Ministries International, P.O. Box 31998, Phoenix, AZ 85046-1998, or, in Canada, P.O. Box 81750, Toronto, ON M2R3X1.
Prime Ministers Sharon and Omert were terribly mistaken about their own country's territorial extent--no hand of man drawing lines on a map or firing a gun in war can determine Israel's borders where God long ago drew them with His own hand! The man-drawn borders of Israel today have little to do with its actual true, scriptural borders, set down by God in Abraham's time or even before the foundation of the world. What secular, worldly Jewish men have decided is the territory of Israel, is but a token slice of the whole divine land grant!
Read the Bible, particularly Genesis's account of the land grant, continuing to Moses and Joshua. The land given by God Almighty to His people of Israel is meant to include vast areas that are now occupied by Muslim Arab states and people--they have no right to the land, they are squatters. They are on Israel's land, on Israel's sufferance only, not right of ownership, however many deeds they can point to. In any case, God will settle just who owns the land. Christ means to rule this whole area someday, IN PERSON! But Is Israel really "His Land"?--meaning Christ's? Come now, is it really? Is this just the "right-wing pentecostal nutcases's" cockeyed idea, the brainchild of a prophecy teacher on TV, or the plain truth? Does Israel have the prior claim to all of Israel, up and including southern Lebanon and Syria, and extending all the way to the Euphrates on the eastern border? Or is it the so-called Palestinians' ancestral homeland, to stuff with guns and missiles and whatever else they like to throw at their Jewish neighbors?
This picture is taken from the Brochure of Evangelist Roy Gustafson's Israel Tour; the late Mr. Gustafson was a BGEA Associate-Evangelist for many years and made over ninety tours of Israel with groups.
You can usually tell something is not right, when a pastor or religious authority in the church is consistently silent about Israel or the Jews, PARTICULARLY ON THEIR VITAL, CENTRAL ROLE IN TODAY'S PROPHETIC TIMETABLE OF GOD'S DEALING WITH THE NATIONS BEFORE THE SECOND COMING. That is really strange, when you think about it, for the Bible is a Jewish book, composed by Jews under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and it is centered on a Jew, Jesus Christ! In that person's mind and theology (who sees nothing Jewish about the Christian faith and its foundations),
something is askew, no doubt, when he does not acknowledge these simple facts of the Christian faith, and does not celebrate them. How can he read the Bible with all its Jewish place names and names of Jews and God's covenants with the Jews and all the Jewish traditions and festivals named and all the other Jewish features, without realizing that this is a Jewish book? that God has a Promised People the Jews? that God has a special destiny for Israel? That God has a New Jerusalem in heaven being built and possibly now finished, which will descend to the earth and be His capital on the earth?
Dr. Billy Graham is not ignorant of the Bible he has preached as the inerrant Word of God all his adult life, and as far as I can tell he is no promoter of Replacement Theology, for he urges Christians to tour Israel (which means next to nothing to anyone subscribing to Replacement Theology, and they go there, if they go at all, as critics of Israel and friends of her attackers, the terrorist Palestinians):
THOUGH ISRAEL IS STILL SECULAR-INSTITUTED AND RUN (MEANING "NON-RELIGIOUS," WITH NO BELIEF IN GOD AS HER FOUNDATION AND GUIDANCE), LOOK WHAT MIGHTY THINGS GOD HAS DONE FOR THIS WAYWARD ISRAEL REPEATEDLY! Israel is today a secular nation, not a nation that follows the Lord Jesus Christ. Israel has abandoned Christian Jews who are the most oppressed minority in Ethiopia today, refusing to repatriate them to Israel simply because they are Christians! How is that for secular fundamentalist "Tolerance"? We have to acknowledge that SAD, SAD fact.
Nevertheless, Israel has a destiny in God's master plan, one which the Covenants have sealed once and forever. The people today are product of a Holocaust so terrible it destroyed their parents' faith and, if they were young enough to have lived until now, their own faith. They thought they could no longer believe in God, if God could allow such a terrible thing to happen to them. How did they know that God, though it was not His will that the Holocaust happen, used it to drive them back to Israel. They would not have left their adopted countries otherwise. Everyone realizes that, but they do not see God's hand in gathering the survivors of Hitler's genocide back to the land where they belong, the Promised Land, promised to their forefathers and founders, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It was successful! They are now back in the land, a nation re-established where it ought to be, all according to God's prophetic timetable. God's word prophesied that they would be re-gathered to the land, the aliyah, and that the nation of Israel would be reborn. Their native Hebrew was also reborn as a language for the nation, after having been forgotten for thousands of years! This resurrection of Israel is one of the greatest events in history. Nothing like it has ever occurred in history. In 1948, when the Jewish state of Israel declared its independence,
a new epoch was launched. We are not sure as yet if this was the end of the time of the Gentiles, but it surely is a last event that needed to occur before that closure of
the time of Gentiles takes place. What remains is for a final revival and
harvesting of the world's people into the kingdom of Christ before the coming of the
Anti-Christ and his terrible reign. Already that harvest is sweeping the world with a Holy Ghost reaper. Millions are coming to Christ throughout Asia, upsetting the
Devil's age-old strongholds in the whole of Asia. There are more Christians in China now than in Western Europe, once the heartland of Christianity but now the darkest continent, with only a few per cent of the population following Christ. Africa is sending missionaries to Europe--and building the biggest churches on the Continent and in Britain, even as the secular fundamentalists and the Islamicists are subverting the laws and history and
sweeping all Christian foundations from these countries.
WHO WAS THE GREATEST JEWISH WOMAN? ARGUABLY THE BRAVEST WOMAN SINCE RAHAB THE CANAANITE, OR MIRIAM THE SISTER OF MOSES, OR DEBORAH THE JUDGE OF ISRAEL, AND EVEN COMPARING TO MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS, SHULA COHEN WAS A SELFLESS SACRIFICE FOR ISRAEL AND LIVED THROUGH THE ORDEALS OF MULTIPLE YEARS OF TORTURE BY HER SYRIAN CAPTORS IN LEBANON. THIS MAGNIFICENT HEROINE IS FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING SERIES YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.
Many people are led to think that the Palestinians in and around Israel are oppressed people, oppressed by Israel, which simply isn't true, wall or no wall. I have been to Israel twice, and the Middle East three times. More significantly, I read hundreds of books on the Middle East when I served there for a year in the Air Force at an U.S. air station in Turkey (and the books I read were first rate, they came directly from NATO's library in Paris when France ejected
NATO's headquarters). Palestinians are, in fact, the best positioned Muslim people on earth to receive manifold, unparalleled blessing, all through
the Jews and Israelis--but, no, they refuse such blessing, PREFERRING SELF-VICTIMIZATION AND THE BLAME GAME, choosing genocidal
hatred and attacks on Israel to the incredible blessings they would get if they would choose peace instead.
In Israel today there are some truly oppressed minorities. They are not oppressed by the Jews or the Israelis--they are Muslim, and oppressed by Islam. The Druze sect
that resides in Israel, and enjoys citizenship and even serves in the Israeli army,
does not elevate womanhood. Women are subject even to "honor killings," if they are perceive to step out of the role Islam has forced upon women in the family structure of Moslem society. They are forgotten women.
Nobody knows. Nobody will help them. But Jesus cares, Jesus knows, He will help them. Jesus wants to save them, every one, and set them free, not of being Druze, but
of being bond-slaves to Satan, who loves the trappings of religion to cover his evil
treatment of people like the Druze women. Let us pray for the saving and setting free of Druze women!
The tragic and pathetic plight of the Druze women were featured, however, in the report of the young woman who was going to appear in an Israeli beauty pageant. If she won (and she was so beautiful that she had a good chance), she would get educational opportunities and cash and other awards that would enable her to escape the profound ignorance and poverty and
subjection of women that had doomed generations of Druze women in her village and family and in the Druze population in Israel and world-wide. A family male relative threatened that she would be killed if she did not withdraw. She withdrew, and faded back into the hopeless obscurity of the Muslim Druze world, rather than be killed and her family disgraced. Where is Amnesty International? Where are the feminists? Where are the champions of women's rights? They are deafeningly silent.
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WHY DOES AMERICA NEEDS RE-EDUCATION?
As David Barton points out in his new book, "Original Intent," the so-called "doctrine of separation of church and state" IS NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION. REPEAT: THE SO-CALLED DOCTRINE OF THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IS NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION! THIS SO-CALLED DOCTRINE WAS COOKED UP FROM A PHRASE WRITTEN IN A LETTER BY THOMAS JEFFERSON WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT TO THE WORRIED BAPTISTS AT DANBURY,W HO WANTED TO KNOW IF HE WAS INTENDING TO SET UP A STATE CHURCH OF AMERICA OR NOT, WHICH MIGHT CUT BACK OR TAKE AWAY THEIR PRECIOUS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM TO PRACTICE THEIR FAITH ACCORDING TO BAPTIST THEOLOGY. HE ASSURED THEM THERE WOULD BE NO STATE CHURCH OF AMERICA, AS WAS THE CASE IN BRITAIN--AND THERE IS NO STATE CHURCH. HOWEVER, WE ARE GETTING ONE, IN THE FORM OF SECULAR FUNDAMENTALISM! THIS NEW STATE CHURCH OF AMERICA, SUPPLANTING CHRISTIANITY AS OUR COUNRY'S MAJOR FAITH, IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DANBURY BAPTISTS FEARED, THOUGH IT EXISTED THEN AS THE FORMAL CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND NOT A SECULARIST AGENDA AND ITS SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP. WE ARE BACK WHERE OUR FOUNDING FATHERS STARTED--TRYING TO KEEP SUCH AN ATROCITY OUT OF AMERICAN SOCIETY! THEY WANTED RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR ALL--AND DID ALL THEY COULD, WRITING THE PROHIBITION AGAINST SUCH A THING RIGHT INTO THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION--BUT THIS HAS BEEN OVERTURNED AND SUBVERTED BY THE SUPREME COURT WITH THE CONNIVANCE OF THE U.S. CONGRESS UNDER PRESSURE OF SECULAR HUMANIST ORGANIZATIONS AND ADHERENTS TO ITS IDEOLOGY AND RELIGION. SECULAR FUNDAMENTALIST NATIONS REALLY HAVE NO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM--THEY JUST TOLERATE CERTAIN FAITHS WHILE OUTLAWING OTHERS OR SEVERELY CURTAILING THEIR ACTIVITIES BY TAXATION AND PUNATIVE LAWS. THIS IS NOT WHAT AMERICA SHOULD BE--IF WE WANT TO LIVE IN AMERICA AND NOT A DICTATORSHIP OF MORAL RELATIVISM AND SECULARITY AND ATHEISM. WE WANT NO OFFICIAL STATE CHURCH WHATSOEVER IN AMERICA--WHETHER CHRISTIAN OR ISLAMIC OR SECULAR HUMANIST OR HINDU OR MORMON! BUT TO SEPARATE CHRISTIAN FAITH FROM GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC LIFE AND TAX-SUPPORTED PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS ABSOLUTELY--THAT IS THE ABSOLUTE LAST THING THE FOUNDING FATHERS PROMOTED AND BELIEVED GOOD FOR THIS NATION. THOMAS JEFFERSON USED PUBLIC TAX MONIES TO FUND A BIBLE AND MISSION WORK TO INDIANS, AND SAW NO CONFLICT WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS--AND THERE WAS NO CONFLICT! THAT IS THE TRUTH TOO THAT THE SECULAR HUMANISTS DO NOT WANT AMERICANS TO KNOW--IT IS PERFECTLY CONSTITUTIONAL FOR GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THE BIBLE, WHEREAS IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO PROSCRIBE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND ITS PRACTICE IN PUBLIC VENUES AS WELL AS PRIVATE HOMES AND FAMILIES. BUT THE SECULAR HUMANISTS WHO ARE DOMINATE TODAY WANT ALL CHRISTIANITY EXTIRPATED FROM AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE AS WELL AS PRIVATE LIFE. WORKING NIGHT AND DAY, WITH VAST WAR CHESTS TO FUND THEIR OBJECTIVES, THEY ARE INTENT ON SUPPLANTING ALL CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA WITH THEIR OWN RELIGION AND IDEOLOGY--IT IS A FIGHT TO THE FINISH THEY HAVE LAUNCHED, A FINISH EITHER OF THEMSELVES OR THE CHRISTIAN FAITH-BASED AMERICA WE LOVE AND CHERISH AND RECEIVED FROM THE HANDS OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS. WHICH WILL IT BE, FELLOW AMERICANS AND CHRISTIANS? WHO DO YOU WANT RULING OVER YOU? SECULAR HUMANISTS WHO WILL STOOP AT NOTHING, NO FORM OF TYRANNY OR FORCE BEING BENEATH THEM, TO CONTROL AND SUBJUGATE AMERICA TO THEIR AGENDA AND WORLD-VIEW, OR CHRISTIANS WHO WILL NURTURE AND PROTECT ALL OUR FREEDOMS AS THE CONSTITUTION ENNUMERATED THEM AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS CODIFIED THEM?
President Bush's administration continues to go the wrong way, on many fronts, following his poor father's penchant for choosing rafts of worldly-minded, foolish counsellors and advisors who do not pray and seek God's will and guiding wisdom (those same counsellors led the senior Bush to the loss of a second term and set Saddam Hussain free to continue killing people for another 20 years!). It is not just a right, which it is, but a responsibility, for every Christian to make his or her Christian (none other will be of any good effect) views known to the President, the Congress, and
all our representatives in Government, high and low. The President is our nation's captain, so to speak, but he is not above our views or the principles and teachings of the Bible. He should be constantly reminded of that fact. His advisors are in many cases ignorant of the Bible, as their policies prove. He must be warned by all of us who care for Christian faith and a Christian American society and our precious freedoms as Americans that to step outside the Christian world-view is dangerous, anti-American, and dangerous. We cannot afford to wander as a President or an ordinary citizen, or a people and nation. There are too many ferocious, implacable, anti-America (even nuclear-armed) enemies who want to destroy us, without and within. Our only refuge and hope for preservation and survival is solely in God and the Bible, not the lying Koran and lying Mohammed and lying Allah, but the ONLY TRUE God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the LIVING Word of God, the Bible, which includes the Torah of the Jews.
President Bush's White House number is: (202) 456-1414; his automated comment line is: (202) 456-1111. His website is: www.whitehouse.gov
The website will give you his email address at the Whitehouse. Do not expect any answer to him, otherwise than a canned automatic response that your email has been received. Nobody reads the email, other than the electronic scanners that do it to
detect possible threats to the President. This is unfortunate, as he truly needs to hear from the American people. Email is a most excellent way to reach him, if only he would assign people to treat the email as it deserves, just as regular snail mail is treated. Perhaps it is best to call, but if that is too expensive, and even stamps are too expensive for most of us, we have to settle on email, and know that God regards what we say, though it may well be ignored by the White House. We Christian Americans cannot stop petitioning, even though President Bush and our other leaders continue to turn a deaf ear. As we petition him and the others, we are doing our duty under God to our nation. We are also seeking God for our nation in that act--as we prayerfully submit these petitions. We will not have to stand before God someday and acknowledge that we sat idly by, complaining, and did nothing else when our nation sank into the abyss of immorality, rebellion against God, and then destruction by our enemies.
President Bush, clearly a "country club Republican" and a nominal Christian who shows a contempt for most conservtive values and a most profound ignorance of the Bible in his acts as president, continues to push like a blind goat against God and His holy Covenants regarding Israel and the land God gave to Israel and not any other nation on earth. The "land for peace" agenda of our State Department forced on Israel and which the Muslims find so hard to accept (because Hamas prefers terrorism and attacking Israel to possessing a Palestinian state) is again on the front burner of U.S. foreign policy. This failed policy will continue to fail, and Israel again will be the loser. But not only Israel, for guess what? We too, as the nation forcing Israel to give up Covenanted land to her enemies, will bear the stripes of God's whip. We bore them in Katrina and Rita and other major disasters, and apparently more are coming soon with yet more
trips of Condoleeza Rice to try and force Israel to give up all the things specified in the red-lines of the "land for peace" Road Map to Disaster that President Bush is
promoting. Let the President know what you think of this Road Map to Disaster--for it is nothing but disaster, according to God's holy and unchanging Word.
There is yet another very serious matter on which you may want to email or contact the President even though his term is drawing to a close:
Michael Savage, the valiant, conservative Radio Talk show host and a real, living type of Shamgar the Deliverer of Israel, has prophesied that before the year 2008 and the President's last term is out President, George Bush, will come out in support of homosexual "rights" to form same sex marriage. I do hope Michael Savage is mistaken on this issue (though he is dead right on most issues he takes up against the secular fundamentalists he says are subverting and destroying our nation and our freedoms). But President Bush was a close friend of Britain's last prime minister, a self-acknowledged Christian but a Christian embarrassed by it who pushed through the British Parliament anti-Christian, anti-morality and even hate speech laws that, in David Hathaway's view, has set Britain back 1,000 years! Lord, spare us these compromising Christians in high office who sell out our country's faith on the most
crucial issues, for whatever reasons they may have politically. If President Bush dares to follow Tony Blair's Benedict-Arnold-like, sorry example, I do believe he is signing the death warrant for this nation. We will have no more depths to descend to--we are at the bottom!
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will send you "The Privileged Planet," a DVD that will show you the true, proven, scientific case for creationism, for if given an equal hearing, there is no question that evolutionary theory will be rejected by the scientific community. Many discoveries about how the universe is "fine-tuned" and "anthropic" in so many ways to make life possible on this one inhabitable planet are making creationism an inescapable issue for scientists who still hold blindly and uncritically to evolutionary theory.
Gordon Lindsay, in his book, "The 1970's, in Light of Prophecy," has this to say about evolutionary theory being taught in the U.S. public schools:
"EVOLUTION'S DENIAL OF BIBLE AUTHORITY TO SPEARHEAD THE SPIRIT OF ATHEISM IN THE SEVENTIES.
On June 17, 1963, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that it would be unconstitutional for any school to authorize Bible reading and recitation of the Lord's prayer. But nothing was said against the teaching of evolution in the schools, a teaching which implies the Genesis record of creation to be a myth, while claiming that man sprang from the brute beast. This rank hoax, the religion of atheists and infidels is being taught in the schools and colleges. Parents who believe the Bible should find out if the Christian college or public school to which they send their children uses these textbooks. Such teaching can rob their children's faith in God." (page 27)
SECULAR FUNDAMENTALISM HAS MANY, MANY EMBARRASSING SECRETS: Secular fundamentalist teachers in the U.S. public schools have many secrets they will not tell their students (though many do not, it is true, as thousands of U.S. teachers are too uneducated to know whether their subjects are based on fact or not) that Darwin was assisted in the production of his H.M.S. Beagle Expedition's naturalism studies in book form by Christians and even pastors! You mean, you say, evolutionary theory was assisted by Christians? I am not saying that.
NATURALISM, the study of nature and species of animals and plants in interaction with their habitats, was what these well-meaning Christians thought they were helping along--for that was how Charles Darwin started, as a naturalist in the field, or a scientist leaving the confines of his classroom, library and desk to go directly to the places where he could study living specimens in their actual real-life habitats. This taught him many things the books of naturalism were lacking in and only he could discover on the actual sites of these species where they were bred, born, reproduced, fed, lived, and died. A man who was curious about everything, from worms and pond slime to mountains and volcanoes, he traveled the South Pacific to the Tierra del Fuelgo, at the very end of South America, then over to the islands off the west coast of South America and on to Pacific Asia. It was the Galapagos Islands that chiefly excited this budding naturalist who said himself he was out to make a name for himself, as the species there were so isolated by vast ocean waters and geography that they had developed in unique, never before imagined ways that could be found no where else on earth. They had adapted these unique abilities or changes in oftentimes challenging, extreme conditions, filling "niches" in the animal kingdom that were filled by quite different species in more comfortable settings elsewhere in the world. Necessity, thus, had forced the adaptations to a large degree. Was this "Evolution"--the working of a blind force painfully and gradually working out successful adaptations and higher levels of life somehow from a basis of random events? Or the result of a Creator God who had all power to bring His designed, anthropic universe into being?
Darwin was so impressed by the adaptability of the finches in particular, that perhaps he was overly impressed. He did not see the hand of the Creator so much as the creature working out its own "survivability" and chances of passing on its own created success toits progeny.
He eventually concocted an explanation in scientific terminology, a hypothesis of sorts, called Evolutionary Theory, from his studies, records, and reflections on these special, localized adaptations of birds and reptiles that had few predators to deal with but in their place an extremely harsh, hostile environment on these windy, volcanic, virtually uninhabited islands off the coasts of Chile and Peru.
What was the explanation for their adaptibility--how to account for it? Later, he much regretted what was made by others out of these "certain unformed ideas," as he described them in his last days of life, ideas that
he formulated most fully himself in his book, "The Origin of Species". We have all heard about "Natural Selection" and "Survival of the Fittest," and other such Darwinian ideas--and yet they are treated as absolutely proven scientific laws by the U.S. educational establishment (which is Evolutionist in doctrine), when they are but mere "unformed ideas," in Darwin's own painfully honest words of confession (when you are on your deathbed, about to face the Creator, what does your reputation matter then, when it has been based on fabrications and outright lies by your supporters?).
How do I know this? I have read articles on Darwin previously, but presently I am reading the Harvard Classic journal of his epic voyage on H.M.S. Beagle a second time, and Darwin says so, right in the introductions he has to the volume! T.H. Huxley, the popularist of Darwin's theory, took up Evolutionary Theory, which was the only alternative, seemingly scientific
rival and answer to the Christian creationist world view (which is how he understood and interpreted it), becoming Darwin's "champion," and the theory was given scientific credibility and apologetics far beyond what it deserved. Millions were swept into the evolutionary camp, thanks to T.H. Huxley.
Huxley was a brilliant man, as his witty and cogent quotations testify, but he clearly missed the mark, scientifically. Much later, Darwin himself was not so happy about "these unhappy ideas" of his early years as a naturalist. He deeply regretted them, and did not believe, evidently, that they were solid scientific
laws, as they are purported to be by their adherents today. Deathbed accounts tell of his having a Christian service conducted on his property in his own chapel, and he welcomed the prayers of saints. Godly women went to him in his last days, ministering to the sick, old man with the beard as white as snow as he lay on his bed receiving
visitors. This is not the picture, these are not the facts, that the indoctrinated, dumbed-down students in our U.S. public schools, colleges, and universities will be given by their secular fundamentalist indoctrinators (formerly known as teachers).
WHEN WILL AMERICA'S BLACK PEOPLE WAKE UP TO THE GENOCIDE BEING WAGED AGAINST THEM FOR THE SAKE OF PROFITS AND LIBERAL POLITICS?
Lately a few brave souls are speaking up among the black Christians, and they are to be greatly commended and supported. But it will take a great revival to do what they desire for their people. That can only come in tandem with a great revival for all Americans, regardless of color, class, and creed, as we are all in this together, whether it is liked or not. When the nation is going down, as this one is, we are all going down together, just as all the passengers of the Titanic, whatever race, class, or degree of wealth, went down together (though a lot of the rich managed to get off in larger percentages due to their first call on the boats, even though women and children were supposed to have first call according to the still Christian values and ethical code of Edwardian society in Britain and the U.S.).
Yesterday I went to the Internet to find out about the infamous Ms. Margaret Sanger, and, surprising me very much, a picture of her as a young, attractive, demure-looking woman appeared on the website homepage of the atheistic, anti-American organization, "Americans United for Separation of Church and State."
This was the monster who can be put right alongside of Genghis Khan and Hitler and Stalin as one of history's biggest murderers of humanity?
And why Margaret Sanger on this page of a avowed activist atheist organization that aims to secularize America and make us bow the knee to the Goddess of Atheism that they worship? Little, sweet-looking Margaret is there for good reason--these atheists and anti-Americans making up this organization fully agree with her lifelong, vitriolic, relentless attacks on Christianity and Christian values that founded and make America the unique nation that it is--that can be the only explanation for this secular fundamentalist and atheistic activist site identifying with her. This is the founder of a birth control organization that evolved into Planned Parenthood. But as to the facts of her life, what can they tell us about her? Research her, and find out. Then check back here for my own comments. Compare to see if you and I agree on the basic points. Her life is known, her books are in the library, various bills and rulings of the U.S. Congress and Supreme Court owe a great deal to her teachings on eugenics and birth control and even abortion. We as Christians need to be informed, and to be informed we must make an effort to learn ourselves what somebody is about, not just listen to others tell us. Compare her with the Bible and its teachings, however. How does she come off as compared with the Ten Commandments, with the principles of the Bible, with the holiness and godliness of the saints portrayed in scripture, with the teachings of Christ? Measure her against God's ruler. Then we can know the tree by its fruit and tell what kind of tree it is.
"Infanticide in America Center
You may not like his frightening,
Old Testament looks, but here is one man who stood against the overwhelming tide of a lying liberalism that sugar-coated Soviet ideology and Soviet oppression and tyranny and told the world, whether the intelligentsia and the Soviet KGB and the leaderships of nations and the world community liked to hear it or not, the uncompromised truth! He dared to tell the truth right in the marketplace of ideas, at the most prestigious universities of our nation, in the forums of public opinion at the United Nations and elsewhere, at the risk of his life from Soviet assassins and the KGB who were no doubt following him everywhere.
We need such men and women today, who will take an uncompromising stand on the truth--not Global Warming, not feeding the poor, not animal rights, not renewable energy resources--let the world do that--there are plenty people championing those things already. But as Christians, let us take up Christ's standards of the truth, for the sake of the Bible, godly Christian lifestyles, and the reformation and salvation of our nation and people! Let us be like Alexandr Solzenitsyn--be the David who stood up to the Giant, the heathen, God-blaspheming Goliath of secular fundamentalism and Islam and fanatical false religions of every stripe--no matter what the cost to ourselves!
HERESY AND CORRECTION CENTER:
Kudos for Jack Hayford, pastor and seminary founder, who has
truly pointed out "a living way" by showing that the Prosperity Gospel is not
the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Joel Osteen, as one of a host of prosperity
preachers, is just an example, and is not necessarily the worst. But he is as good
a representative as any for this false gospel that has led millions astray. This false gospel promises money and all sorts of things money can buy, except one thing: the cross of Jesus Christ! Because of that, it promises a crown without the Cross--which will never, never happen, dear Christian! Senator Grassley of Iowa is currently investigating a number of televangelists known for their extravagant and even ungodly lifestyles (and bigshot Christian musicians and singers also play casinos in my own area, such as Smokey Robinson and the
Nevill brothers!). Televangelists have their private jets. If only these Christian leaders had sought to avoid even the appearance of extravagance, knowing full well that those jets are funded by a lot of little, old grandmothers living on very limited fixed incomes, they might have spared themselves this investigation and
eliminated the possibility that Christ's Name would suffer reproach because of
their lavish expenditures on themselves.
We Christians, first and foremost, ought to speak the truth, not only to God and ourselves, but to the world. But we share in the iniquity of the world, which is a world built primarily on lies. Our society has turned away from its Christian foundation and become a nation of lies and liars. That culture of inveterate, habitual liars has entered the church, and
we are also lying right along with the world. There is a contest of liars in Texas, and people compete for the prize awarded the best liar. We are all competing for that prize, contest or not. Public schools, polled, showed that the children lie almost constantly, and think it is no bad thing to lie. Their parents and teachers approve, in many cases, so why not lie to gain some advantage?
But our leaders in government are liars too--giving the youth the assurance that this
practice is approved and okay, a good way to get all the way to the top. A President, Bill Clinton, lied to a Grand Jury under oath, and went away unaffected. He was acquitted by the Senate after being impeached in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was acquitted, even though every Senator knew he was guilty a thousand times over of lying. But lying did not matter to the U.S. Senate, as its vote of acquittal showed the world, as well as the younger generation, that lying was not a problem with them.
Back in the nineties, I was impressed by a certain sure feeling that our nation was being weighed in the balance in God's divine scales of judgment. I recall the very moment and where I was when I
realized this. I saw that there was not a significant measurable amount of truth in the nation. Our side of the scales dipped straight down! At the same time, our cup, as a nation and a people, was full of lies to the brim, and even overflowing onto the other nations, polluting them with our lies and whoredoms! We stood, as it were, by a big fat zero--no truth in anything we said. We had lost all connection with the truth. We were liars, continually.
But, as the young people would say, as they give godly absolutes the finger: "So what?" They think there is an advantage to
lying--as their nation's greatest leaders have shown by lying all the way to the Oval Office and even while occupying it. That may be so, short-term. But long-term? The Bible says that liars have no place in heaven, and they will be plunged into the lake of fire. That is how seriously God takes liars and their lying. Ever watch a moment or two of Dr. Phil? The people, at the root, are liars. They start their dysfunctional, abusive, depraved lifestyles with lying to each other and to themselves, all the while ignoring God in their lives. Without truthfulness, nothing will work harmoniously in human society. They are set on a course of self-destruction, just as this lying nation, America, is set on a course of self-destruction.
Bible Greats, as Portrayed by Eben:3>
Christian Greats, as Protrayed by Eben (including the piece about Rev. Jerry Falwell, the brave evangelical Christian leader who kicked the churches, kicking and screaming, back into the public arena where the church belongs, reaffirming the historic, fundamental Christian faith as a marketplace faith):
Notable Quote Center:
"The good and the better are the enemies of the best. If you want the best, you are going to have to make the journey into the unknown."--John Hagee, Cornerstone Church, San Antonio, Texas
In the wonderful film recently shown on TBN about Moses, there is the unforgettable scene where the defenceless Israelites, fleeing from Egyptian bondage, were panicking and assailing Moses with all sorts of questions as to what they would do now, with their backs up against the Red Sea and the Pharoah's chariots and army
coming to attack them with his trained soldiers and weaponry. Moses responded, "Turn your fears into faith, and then you will see God's power!"
A devout Christian lady, a Korean immigrant, prophesied before the presidential race elections
of Bush and Gore that George Bush would be the winner. Everyone laughed at her. George Bush, in an upset that has the Democrats grinding their teeth to this day, was given the Presidency by the Lord God of hosts. He alone deserves the credit, not Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist, even though he presided over the climatic vote on the extension of the hopelessly snarled voting process down in a Florida county (I believe it involved Miami) and who then could end it once and for all--and did. That is my memory of Rehnquist's significant role, but you can get the details yourself--I was just aware that he cast the vote deciding the issue whether Gore, who had won the popular vote, would get the Presidency or Bush, who received the electoral vote majority, would. Correct me if I am mistaken. But the outcome was that God had His way, God had His choice put in the Oval Office as President of the United States! God was merciful to us in America, for Mr. Gore was poised to subjugate a once free America to the entire secular fundamentalist agenda of gay rights, gay sex
indoctrination in the public schools, the complete suppression of so-called hate speech by Bible-teaching, morality-teaching churches and pastors and schools (abolishing the First Amendment protecting free speech), and instituting all the rest of this immoral agenda with a radical Democrat-ruled Congress full of cowed Republicans (or McCain-type Republicans, who delight in crossing over to the Democrats to support their bills).
That was the situation and those were the stakes in that epochal election. Yet God had mercy once more on us, just before 9/11 struck us a devastating blow. Our pride was temporarily humbled as a nation, some people went to church, and it looked like a revival in the making, and a turn around. It did not happen, as the nation returned to its own strength and resources and began to deal with the mess the Islamic jehadists
made and the war in Afghanistan was planned and then executed in order to take the war to the enemy in their own territory.
Meanwhile, the Korean Christian, now an American, prophesied again. She said that Bush would be our last president. The same people who laughed the first time, and were proven flat wrong, laughed again, but maybe no so many of them? This is something to consider, as we face yet another epochal election.
Since so few born-again Christians today believe in the Resurrection--how can they be Christian, I have to ask, if they don't believe Jesus rose again, which makes him no better than any man?--this is a very important section. Do you have doubts or wonder about the Resurrection. You really need to settle those doubts once and for all, for the sake of not only your church membership but quite possibly your
Christian faith. Christian faith that is not firmly founded won't last through the storms of life. You cannot remain a Christian, I would bet any amount, if you don't know Jesus rose again, and know it for sure. This belief in his resurrection enabled the apostles and every Christian martyr after them to endure persecution and then
their executions and murders. Without this belief, they could not have submitted. They would have run away, justifiably. Paul said that if Jesus did not rise, then we of all men are the most to be pitied, since this faith in Jesus is hopeless, it is
without any reality to it--we might as well go back to the bars and try to gain a little
solace. But, thank God, he did rise, and it is a certain thing. I would bet anyone who crosses a bridge has just exercised blind faith, for many had blind faith like that in Minneapolis recently and the solid-looking bridge collapsed under them! But the bridge we have in Jesus does not require blind faith. We have the Resurrection as a proof He is what He claims to be--the Son of God, the Savior and Lord, eternally, not just here and now. Check out the proofs for the Resurrection, they are enough to convince any
open-minded atheist. The Resurrection proofs given in the Gospels has convinced and converted countless atheists, skeptics, doubters, and just plain ignoramuses who know nothing about God. Give yourself a real reason for believing in God and that you are saved eternally--the Resurrection is your real reason--all the rest is just fluff without it. You cannot base your salvation on anything greater or more basic than this--just try--it will not work. When the storms come, you will be swept away! Don't let that happen to you! Get a firm foundation under you faith, under your born-again
salvation, now--and don't wait! Tomorrow the storm may come, it may even come today, and you need to know if Jesus really raised and He is still around today, with all his power and guidance as the Son of God and your Shepherd, ready to help you through whatever is coming at you.
Big Bad Wolf Business Center:
"The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much."--James 5:16
We have all seen this quoted so much, most Christians go, "ho hum," while not coming out honestly to say, "I've got better things to do with my time than pray!"
Prayer is regarded by American Christians, generally, as a good thing for Christian saints (pastors, evangelists, revivalists, etc) but a waste of time for the rank and file Christians. Let others do the praying for them, these foolish Christians think. Yeah! They let others do the work, while they play! I worked for years, praying, at prayer meetings at church that only 3-4 people, including the Pastor and Wife, attended regularly! I finally saw that the people were passively rebellious, resisting the Lord's call to pray regularly by continuing with their prayerless lifestyles, and weren't growing spiritually, because they had other agendas and other priorities (many of them family things that could be partly justified, outside the church's needs that they considered more important than what the church asked them to do. They showed up at church only to salve their guilty consciences and put on a religious show and deceive themselves that they had done their spiritual duty for the week. They let just a handful of faithful Christians do all the basic functions of the church and took a free ride at their expense. As for prayer times, they were consistently "AWOL," or "absent without leave." It was a disheartening spectacle. They were fooling themselves maybe, but they weren't fooling the pastor, they weren't fooling a few that were faithful, and they certainly weren't fooling God whose Eye was watching everything these people did with their time, energy, talents, possessions and money. One thing they did: tithe--the rest they considered optional, apparently.
The pastor, whom everyone admired as a true man of prayer, was very grieved, but powerless to get them to do their basic, fundamental Christian duty to pray. Actually, prayer is the highest privilege Christ our Lord and Shepherd has given us--not just a duty! It is the golden key to all our spiritual growth, empowerment, and usefulness in His kingdom. Without prayer we are just fooling ourselves--we are going nowhere without prayer! We are probably sliding backwards! We can quote all the scriptures on prayer, and yet not pray! I even hesitate to post the scriptures about prayer, for they are not
obeyed. Most of you reading this do not pray. You are under the wrath of God, and
cannot fulfill your destiny in life. It is no fault of others and certainly no fault of God--IT IS OUR OWN FAULT! Own up to it and change and then go to prayer! Pray unceasing, as the Bible instructs us. It will revolutionize your life and empower your church and set the captives free and even heal the sick and also bring in provisions where there is need for them. Be a force for good, go to prayer!
A very easy format to follow, the Prayer Journal can be
made by simply following this example, using lined paper in a notebook for convenience:
ENGLISH LITERATURE HERITAGE CENTER:
I dare to put in this page from an Easton Press advertisement appearing in American History Illustrated (Jan-Feb. 1993, giving them an unpaid for "plug"), to show that English Literature commands a leading place on the world literary stage, and ought to be accorded that distinction by our own English teachers in public schools and universities (which it is not, due to the current idiotic secular humanist bias against our own English and American Literatures). There are ten world-famous authors represented here, and please count how many are English-American authors. We count five out of ten--50%! Surely, that deserves honorable mention at least. Without American-English authors, world literature would be impoverished. That is what secular humanism does, it impoverishes the culture, impoverishes the nation, impoverishes the world, and ultimatly the civilization declines and loses all its redeeming, civilized values and ideals.
Secular humanist teachers use these authors or do not use these authors to teach multiculturalism, diversity, anti-sexism, Tolerance, socialism, anti-Americanism, atheism, and other secular humanist dogmas--but these are not civilized, redeeming values. This kind of faux teaching of faux subjects has ruined education and also English literature, and both need to be recovered from the clutches of the secular humanist educational establishment and the NEA (National Education Association), a union that has the total reversal of true American values as its declared agenda. We have lost whole generations of young American youth, but now the tide must be turned back, as it can be turned back, by home schools, by Christian schools, and Christian parents.
Back in the good old days when real poets, and great ones, still walked the earth:
Walking with Alfred (Lord) Tennyson in his garden, a friend asked him, "What do you think of Christ?" The great poet, stooping to examine a flower at his feet, replied: "What sunshine is to that flower, the Lord Jesus Christ is to my soul!"
The Absolute Truth that the secular humanists and relativists who preach Tolerance and inclusivism most hate is: Jesus said: "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no man comes to the Father but by Me."
DUNCES OF THE WORLD CENTER:
1. The Archbishop of Canterbury. He has just compounded his folly (earlier he said he doubted the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and also recommends gay ministers and same-sex marriages) by coming out officially for Islam. He said that "it is unavoidable that Britain accept some form of Shariah Law."
This comes as the Church of England (not in the world, however, or in Africa where it is thriving) is in a state of collapse, with hundreds of mosques jutting up everywhere across the country. The secular fundamentalist archbishop (the "Head Primate" of the Anglican Church) is determined to drive his Church down into subjection to Islam, taking Britain with it! This apostate ought to be deposed by the African Anglicans who hold the majority in the World-wide Anglican Church. The remaining Bible-believing, Bible-teaching churches of Britain (Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant) need to rise up now, rally even in the steets if possible, and take back their nation for Christ. They are being surrendered to Islam by this apostate. A pox from Almighty God on this devil in human form! Let him break out, head to foot, in boils, to show that there is still a holy God in heaven who hates what he is saying and doing.
2. Mr. Jimmy Carter has earned a permanent professorship and corner of the room chair as honorary chairman of the
Department of Idiocy. His Habitat for Humanity project that builds thousands of homes for the homeless and the working poor is his one admirable achievement. Perhaps growing tasty peanuts was another. If only he had stuck to peanut farming in Georgia instead of aspiring to become the darling of the liberal establishment! According to the famous Peter's Principle, people tend to rise to their level of incompetence--surely proven in his case.
3. Lord Bruce Ismay, Director of the White Star Line, which operated the R.M.S. Titanic and other giant steamships. Gone down in history as one of history's biggest buffoons and incompetents, he directed the world's then greatest liner to her doom on her maiden voyage in 1912, and over a thousand people (men, women, children, and babies) lost their lives in the debacle. Likewise, America is speeding full steam ahead, straight into the iceberg, even after repeated warnings of ice in our path. We refuse to learn by history's greatest blunders, such as Lord Ismay's has to be a notable instance. And, as Americans, choosing folly, following foolish, lying leaders who promise us everything our little selfish, carnal hearts desire, we repeat the blunders of pride and presumption that doomed Ismay and his great ship and bring upon ourselves even more disasters.
BEST MAGAZINES/NEWSLETTERS CENTER:
The excellent "Levitt Letter," the newsletter of the Zola Levitt Ministries, has a recent article in the May 2007 issue that every Christian in America should read, entitled, "How do Christians Live With Muslims?", authored by Frank Pastore, www.townhall.com. Another timely article, "Muslims Accept Israel's Messiah," is offered in the February 2007 issue of Levitt Letter, and it details the turning to Jesus by millions of Muslims, country by country. This is information you probably won't see anywhere else, and it will no doubt astound and encourage you. You can try the web address of Mr. Pastore. Otherwise, the excellent Levitt Letter magazine can be ordered or the article by Mr. Pastore can be accessed, perhaps, by going to the Zola Levitt website.
A magazine that will inform you as a Christian!
Get set for a double whammy of a reality check Lamb and Lion Ministries! Dr. Reagan's articles in the September-October issue of his Lamplighter Magazine are about the most powerful you can find on Anti-Semitism and Replacement Theology.
In the beautifully penguin-decorated
New Year issue of Anchored Magazine (the penguins drawn by a prisoner in Britain contributing to a Christian ministry) is the Don Piper story of his miraculous return to life after being crushed to death in his car by an 18-wheeler running over his Ford Escort on a bridge, with also his 90 minutes in heaven described. This story is a review of Don Piper's book, "90 Minutes in Heaven," by Kathleen Lawrence-Smith, a British book author and also editor of Anchored Magazine who has been my Christian friend for years and still resides in her home town of Worcester, England.--Ed.
A Bible Smuggler in Thailand, Myanmar, and elsewhere in Moslem countries tells his own story about a recent foray into Laos with 1,000 contraband Bibles:
November 2007 issue contains excellent apologetics, or reasoned defenses of the Christian faith--in very clear, down-to-earth terms, not exalted logical principles and obtuse theological language. The articles are: "The Battle For Your Mind," "Faith on the Field," "Defending the Faith," "Q & A: A Conversation with Lee Strobel (former Atheist)," and "To the Point (the joys of telling others about the Savior)". This issue is a true "saver." You can probably order the issue or access it by going to the Billy Graham library archives, or you can backorder it from the magazine itself.
Apologetics, or a Reasoned Defense of the Christian Faith, is a part of the Emmaus Walk's program. It is necessary, for the Bible says we should be ready to give account of our faith in
Christ to anyone who asks.
Resources that will help you and me give a friendly and Biblical-based Christian explanation (instead of just feelings or opinions that are no more credible than a pagan's or an atheist's) why you and I believe in the Lord: "To Learn More [about defending your faith in Christ]," by Alex McFarland, from Decision Magazine, November 2007:
The INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH REVIEWS HOT BUTTON TOPICS IN ITS LATEST ISSUE:
Ever wonder how there would be light before the sun was created in Genesis? This issue carries "Sunlight before the Sun," by Dr. John D. Morris. He writes: "For semi-creationists who claim that the 'days' of Genesis I must have been long periods of time, a more serious problem arises. Genesis plainly teaches that plants appeared on Day Three, and the sun on Day Four. But plants need sunlight for photosynthesis and cannot wait in darkness for millions of years. Uf the days were long epochs, as demanded by critics of a literal Creation Week, plants could not survive." Isn't that absolutely true?
Next, ever wonder how to deal with the claims of evolutionists about sedimentary and other layers of rocks being millions of years old, in order to establish Evolutionary Theory on what appears to be rock-solid scientific dating techniques? Most of us are not able to deal with such claims, but Christians who are scientists are able to do this, and have done it.
The article, "Radiocarbon in 'Ancient' Fossil Wood," is by Andrew Snelling, Ph.D. He tells how he
examined the evidence for fossil wood taken from a deep strata layer accessed by the Cresson gold mine at Cripple Creek, Colorado, high in the Rocky Mountains and with a view of Pikes Peak. The wood specimen was claimed to be 32 million years old by those who used scientific dating methods. Yet he found the radiocarbon in this "ancient" fossil wood actually dated it to 41, 260 years--a very big difference, indeed! In fact, this wood could be much younger than that. Andrew Snelling says it is likely it is really only 4,300 years old, which means it was buried by the late Flood or even post-Food volcanic activity that generated the Cripple Creek gold deposits.
I found this very interesting, particularly since I visited Cripple Creek, Colorado, during the mid Sixties when I was an airman in the Air Force, stationed at Ent AFB, which is in Colorado Springs (Ent AFB is named after a General Ent who was connected with the project of the first atom bomb, later used on Japan in WWII). I had no idea at the time that Cresson Mine, one of the many in the area, would be producing fossil wood that would authenticate Creationism, not Darwin's Evolutionary Theory! This is evidence that is every bit as powerful and earth-shattering in regard to the hoax of Evolution as the atomic bomb was to our wartime enemy, Imperial Japan.
The same issue holds other topics written on, such as "The Hualapai (Grand Canyon tribe) and the Flood," by William A. Horsch, who gives the Hualapai Indian's account of the Great Flood. Another topic is featured that has current relevance, "A New Source for Stem Cells," which tells how we do not need human embryo cells for stem cell research, as viruses can be used instead to transfer the information needed to into 'pluripotent cells from adult somatic cells." This is the scientific discovery that has the people who want to use human embryos for research very upset and angry. You want to find out why! Why use human embryos when you don't have to? Surely that would make people happy?
Not so. We have a culture of death in America, intent on reducing human life to
the level of pond scum they can manipulate anyway they want to without any ethical or godly or Biblical restraints whatsoever.
You can access this excellent magazine and article (which is technical in some of its language, but still understandable to the general reader) by going to:
Or you can write to: Institute for Creation Research, P.O. Box 59029, Dallas, TX 75029
Spreading the Gospel as well as social reform for the sake of poor millions of urban slum dwellers, General William Booth was a phenomenon (and his wife a preacher and spiritual powerhouse as well). For the sake of the Gospel and the alleviation of human suffering, he travelled 5 million miles (no planes, no cars, just trains, ships, and horse drawn buggies and carriages, bicycles and foot traffic) and preached tens of thousands of sermons, but the pillar and impetus and intellect behind the giant was another giant of equal Christlike, crusading spirit, Catherine. This issue tells the full story of this magnificent Gospel team and marriage and family, and how two people in deep love with each other created a world-wide change and transformed their own native Britain as well for the better, bringing reform and revival into the worst and most hopeless lives and depressed and crime-ridden slums of urban society. The revolution they
provoked was joined by tens of thousands of Salvationists one in spirit with the Booths as they marched forth and produced radical, beneficial changes in people and society. The Salvation Army was created from almost nothing but the Booths' own burning desire to make a tangible witness to Christ and His power to transform lives and human society. It is a global ministry now, but it was at the beginning a world-changing ministry, spreading throughout Britain and then to the wide world by targeting the lowest and most sinful of the people rather than trying to appeal to the rich and refined and respectable people. It took only two people, Catherine and William--two who loved Jesus enough to surrender all to Him for His use. How about you? How about me? That's two people, too. WE can transform the world, if we just choose to surrender all to Christ as William and Catherine Booth did back in the 19th century.
This is a bit of fun for you. Look at the little spots in the center, then shut your eyes and lean your head back, and see Jesus Christ! It works! I have tried it, and the first time I could see Jesus Christ, as we have seen him commonly portrayed.
Food for thought: If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving.
SAINT-BUILDING AND PREACHING/TEACHING CENTER
The doctor's prognosis is in the Great Physician's own disgnoses of the Seven Churches of Asia, found in Revelations (see below). We in America are the Laodicean Church, mixed with some of the other churches too. But primarily we are Laodicean. We aren't living wickedly for the most part, but we have settled comfortably in this world, we are no longer pilgrims on a pilgrimage like Abraham. Meanwhile, the enemy has come and encamped in our midst, and is taking over gradually, supplanting
our godly and holy way of God with the world's, the devil's and the flesh. Secular fundamentalism and Islam are now in the camp, along with materialism, solipcism (or
self-centered lifestyles), fleshly paganism of all kinds, even witchcraft. Our nation and our Christianity with it is crumbling from within, even as the nation fights with Islamic terrorists over in foreign countries (that is a mere diversionary tactic, keeping our attention of the real battle, the battle of ideas and belief system, that is being waged right in our own neighborhoods and even in our churches).
The Mongols, in other words, are in the city, are right in the churches, laying them waste, while we Christians and our churches are sleeping on those luxurious beds that rise up and do all sorts of tricks at the touch of a button! The Devil does not care a fig about all our wonderful evangelical services, Choirs, music/teaching CDs--he has invaded and is winning
and taking our city while we put on another self-centered, self-improvement (ego-boosting, sex-enhancing, flesh-polishing, bank account-stuffing) messages by Joel Osteen,
Joyce Meyer, Mike Murdoch, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland (who has four jets, by the way, one worth 20 million), and a host of other evangelical bigtime
We are losing the war, fellow Christians! The enemies of our faith are not at the gates, they are in the city! It is past the time to wake up and save our outer defenses--they are already firmly in the enemy's hands. Our nation is all but consumed by the galloping hordes of secular fundamentalism and militant, aggressive, "peaceful" Islam following fast on its heels. What can we do now? Please return here to this section as I prayerfully consider and compose
whatever the Word says we should do in this time of greatest peril for the churches of America.--Ed.
These valuable messages of Stuart Maxwell Hawkins' will furnish one or more of the six elective subjects as they come on-line with study questions or quizzes.
Stuart Maxwell Hawkins's message, "Forgive Me," is now on-line, and will also carry Study Questions soon.
WHAT IS THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME AS A CHRISTIAN BESET WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES AND UNCERTAINTIES OF LIFE IN THE 21ST CENTURY? It seems such a negative thing of strife to be always contending with the vast array of demonic/satanic and human forces allied against the truth of God and His kingdom on earth--though we must fight and stand against these dark forces, now matter what it costs us. Yet there is a refreshing respite for our overheated and hyperventilating spirits and hearts when a message like the following one comes to give us a cheering word, a word that there is a hope and a future of us, God's sorely oppressed people. Someday, beloved, there will be new order, a new world established by Jesus (Y'shua, the King of Righteousness). How wonderful it will be! Benny Hinn has outlined it in an excellent, concise way, with scriptures, for us, in a short piece entitled "The Millennial Reign of Christ." This is the shining, marvel-filled, happiness-heaped utopia philosophers and wise men have dreamed of and written about for millennia--this is the Garden of Eden revisited, and not only revisited but made reality upon the earth. This is no pipe dream, no wish fantasy, no cleverly cococted fable that can amuse and divert us for a hour. No, this is God's masterwork, which is going to come to pass--perhaps very soon! It could come in little more than SEVEN YEARS FROM THIS DATE! All that is required to happen before the Millennial Reign of Christ is ushered into existence by the Lord and His angels is the Rapture and the 7-year Tribulation Period of Catastrophic Events. Should we not learn a little at least about this coming new world order of the 1,000 Year Reign of Christ upon the Earth? It will give us some real encouragement, badly needed today, amidst the incessant strife, the virtually unchallenged error and heresy spread by wolves in the churches, the apostasy of born-again believers, the falling away of countless Christians from the Lord and his church as they flock back into the carnal, fallen, corrupt, depraved, doomed old world from which our blessed Christ had set them free with His death and shed blood on the Cross (I know all about this: I backslid for 15 terrible years!). Beloved, forget we have enemies, forget your problems, forget your dilemmas for a time, forget even your pressing needs physical and emotional and financial (we all have such things), and let this message open the door to the wondrous, almost indescribable glory that is shining through the door of prophecy and God's word:
REALITY CHECK CENTER:
From the recent letter of Dr. Mark L. Bailey, Presient of Dallas Theological Seminary:
"Surveys of the highly respected Barna Research Group show that one out of every three 'born-again Christians' in America believes that Jesus Christ actually sinned during His life! That He was not--not--physically resurrected. And that faith in Christ is not needed to go to heaven. One out of every three.
Barna discovered that 55 per cent of our own evangelical churched youth have experimented sexually...and that once they are on their own, two of every three evangelical Christian kids will abandon church altogether."
President Bailey's letter goes on to lay bare America's shocking spiritual malaise and peril, but you "get the drift" of the condition of Christian faith today in American churches--world-ward, downward, sin-ward, right out of the Christian fold! This is a fatal hemorrhage--and must be addressed now, as Josh McDowell and some other Christian writers are attempting to do in their books and messages and ministries. Parents too are concerned, and are trying to reverse the trend right in their own families with their children. Prayer needs to be given to support both of these, as well as prayer for our nation and all the churches that are Bible-based. We need to be defensive, but we really need to be offensive, to take the ground back that has already been stolen from us by secular fundamentalism and pagan American culture. Jesus onced asked whether the Son of Man, on his return, would find faith on the earth? Will he? It depends in large measure by our response to the situations we now find ourselves in. Will we ignore it, or will we pray and do something about it? Otherwise, we will be going with the flow of the culture and the worldly-turning Christian community, and lose our salt and our light, and be indistinguishable from the worldly, hellbent Americans who presume to think they are good people essentially (as secular humanists teach), and can get to heaven without Jesus Christ and without His salvation. That will never happen, or God is a liar, and the Bible is a lie! But we know Americans are deceived, and are truly hell-bent. They will never see heaven--not any way but God's, as taught in the Bible, which is the only true Roadmap to Heaven. Mohammed's Koran is a roadmap to hell, and eternal punishment, but we have the true Roadmap to Heaven. Let us read, believe, and follow this Roadmap--otherwise we will wander like all the lost sheep of America searching for but never finding the truth that will deliver, save, and guide them in the paths of righteousness and holiness, for which there is no substitute. Otherwise, we will go on putting forth impressive religious shows with all our bands, choirs, choir robes, fine carpets, elaborate sound systems, flower bouquets, elaborate pulpits and platforms, special lighting, world-class architecture, and a user-friendly gospel centered on the selfish individual Christian--while the whole American culture with its 2-300 million people goes to hell along with most of our family members who still think they are good, decent people and because of that will get into heaven based on their merits and church attendance and tithing and being sincere at heart.
Just as it was for the rebellious, idolatrous people of Judah during the Prophet Jeremiah's
ministry, time is fast running out for the American churches and the American people. We are called to repent and change our ways back to righteouness and godliness and holiness--or face certain destruction and the loss of our freedoms, with the rule over this nation given to foreign enemies who will probably
crush us under the boot of puppet rulers (such as the Bill Clinton serving an indefinite number of years as president while obeying the directives of his Communist Chinese masters for a certain amount of payoff). At least 50% of the American people will not fight for American freedom if we are attacked here, as they do not believe in America, and were taught in the public schools that America is evil, and is creating the trouble in the world. The other half will fight, but they may not have the command of the armed forces when the real challenge comes, and it may not come overtly but covertly, in a scret ultimatum delivered to our country's leadership--whoever it is at the time--that we wil face nuclear war or we will give in and be spared terrible destruction if we will only submit to various demands. Our leadership will not stand up for America--they have already shown this in regard to Islam's world-wide challenge to the West for supremacy (despite the Iraq war and the conflict in Afghanistan).
We cannot assume for a moment that the governing elites of this nation have our nation's freedom in mind as anything worth preserving--as they have global government, whether Western or Asian--as a higher value to pursue.
The elitist family of the Rockefellers, for instance, has supported Margaret Sanger and her birth control activism since the early days of her radical, atheist, eugenics movement, which has spawned the death industry of Planned Parenthood and the epidemic of abortion and infanticide in America, with the resulting cheapening and devaluation of human life.
But we cannot expect anything better from the nation's wealthy elites. They favor their own ideas of what is good for the world, not what is good for America. They are supernationalist, not nationalist (just as President Bush, and his father before him, were supernationalist, letting the nation go without secure borders with Mexico)--their internationalism has been a long time feature of their lifestyles. Globalism is a natural outgrowth of their cosmopolitanism and borderless world-views. Their secular philosophies also incline toward world government--since world government, not nationalism, is their final answer to man's social and economic ills, so they think. Religion, and particularly the Christian Gospel, is no answer for them--they regard religion and religious faith as the obstacles, and archaic impediments to the true progress of the human race. To reduce the world population is a chief objective, as human life is no longer a value in itself--and so a world population of three or four hundred million is recommended by these groups of elites at their various closed meetings.
Our governments are very much controlled by these immensely powerful, immensely rich elites and their secular, humanistic, anti-nationalist and globalist thinking--and that control has been seldom challenged even in America where egalitarianism was
so strong once upon a time. That day is over, at any rate. We are now in the age of
mega-everything--and the power of the American people counts for nothing, or little
or nothing, against the
NGOs, the Trust Funds, the Foundations, the multinational banks and financial institutions, and all the governing bodies and international courts and the United Nations itself. This is the reality that those who still value representational government as established by our forefathers and founders in America have to deal with. We are not doing a good job of dealing with them. They have control, and do not intend to relinquish it to us any time soon! But God...but God! He has the last word, not the Rockefellers and the Duponts and Gatses and Ted Turner and the Kofi Adnan's and the even more disgusting, rug-piled, six-foot wide gluttonous, polygamous Muslim Sheiks of the oil-rich Mideast. If that were not so, we would have real cause to despair, for then there would be no hope whatsoever of avoiding the rule of the God-hating, evil, totalitarian world government and its coming leader, the blasphemous Anti-Christ. The Bible says this Beast is coming, as his spirit of anti-christ was in the world, active and working, even while the
Apostle John wrote his letters and the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Yet though he is coming, we can, as the church and as Christians, can push back the date, I do believe, a little at least, so as to prolong this age of grace and in-gathering of the Final Great Harvest of souls. This is our task, redeeming the time, even though it is growing more evil every minute, and the churches grow all the more cold and apostate and are compromised with the world.
Jesus Christ to the Church of Laodicea, which is Contemporary Cultural Christianity in America:
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans (American churches) write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: I know thy works, that thou (we the American churches) art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou (we the American churches) art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee (we the American churches) out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I (we the American churches) am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou (we the American churches) art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire (repentance, commitment, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a Bibical, godly life and righteous values), that thou mayest be rich and white raiment, that thou (we the American churches) mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eye with eyesalve, that thou (we the American churches) mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke, and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent."--Revelation 3:14-19
THE EMMAUS WALK MISSION STATEMENT:
Jesus Christ first, and all the rest will fall into line.
Site scriptures (Jesus said, if we would obey just one commandment to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and the second which is like it, to love our neighbor as ourself, we would fulfill all the law of God): "Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent, a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous all around him.
He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may judge His people.
"Gather My saints together to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
"All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies."--Psalm 25:10
"I will hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints, but let them not turn back to folly."--Psalm 85:6
Prayer from the Psalms, for America and also her mother country, Britain:
"Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts, look down from heaven and see, and visit this vine.
And the vineyard which Your right hand [Jesus Christ the Son of God] has planted, and the branch [Jesus Christ, Y'shua the Messiah] You made strong for Yourself.
It is burned with fire, it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.
Then we will not turn back from You, revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts, and we shall be saved!"--Psalms 80:14-19
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