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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 have some value in themselves for the Jewish people but like one plank in a bridge's understory can't hold the whole bridge up, neither can anything else in the Bible other than what concerns Christ's work on the Cross avail anyone in a significant, life-changing way. Nicodemus had everything religious that Judaism had to offer, and was an elder in the Sanhedrin court of the Jews in Jerusalem, their highest religious court--yet Jesus said he knew nothing really, if he didn't know he needed to be born again of the Spirit! So much for religion, tradition, Torah teachings, and high position! Another way of saying this is that 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 Cross-work of expiation and his Resurrection. And then there is the example of the tree--try making a tree with just branches and deleting the trunk--all you will get is a pile of mismatched 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 beautiful, well-formed tree that will stand tall forever and even bear fruit, much fruit. We are the branches, He is the trunk (Jesus said: "I am the Vine, you are the branches."). The Bible does not have to be "irrelevant," a compilation of all sorts of things people can find in religions and history and traditions and anthropology and literature. No, the Bible contains Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, who is the Living Word of God, able to save you, me, and the whole population of earth! 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." He intends to flood your life, and my life, with this LIVING WORD THAT IS HIMSELF IN ALL HIS WAYS. HE IS NOT A BOOK TO BE SET ON A SHELF OR A COFFEE TABLE. HE IS WHAT HE SAID, HE IS LIFE--LIFE--LIFE ETERNAL.

The Books of the Bible


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 and South Sudan, 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

THE BIBLE IS STILL THE WORLD'S MOST FEARED AND SUPPRESSED BOOK: "The Forbidden Book" tells the true and fascinating story of how the Bible was and still is regarded as the pox or the bird flu in much of this Devil-oppressed world right now. You can access it by typing the name given here in the Search box on the website home page of Exploration films:

"The Forbidden Book," Exploration Films

WHY CARE ABOUT THE ANCIENT 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:

"Essene Scrolls Center

As reported on the Jewish News Wire website in the Sam Goodenough article, President Bush will any day now be viewing the Isaiah scroll, which after forty years in safe-keeping has been brought out by Israel for viewing in commemoration of its grand 60th birthday as a newly reborn nation. This scroll contains Isaiah, word for word, almost the entire book, and is the only such intact book of the Bible, while the scrolls contains fragments of other books only. Is there a reason for this? Read Sam Goodenough's article about President Bush coming face to face with the Bible, those very passages in Isaiah proclaiming the re-gathering (the aliyah) of the Jewish people in their homeland and the rebirth of the nation (which we are celebrating, since its independence was declared on 1947).

Jewish Newswire Website for Sam Goodenough's Article about President Bush coming face to face with the Bible

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 Holy Land Experience," Orlando, Florida


THIS UNIQUE 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.

Zola Levitt Ministries have come out with this latest little jem, a bookmark that contains significant and also essential Messianic prophecies:


To be born in Bethelem...Mic. 5:2--Matt. 2:1-5

The Son of God...Psa. 2:7--Jn. 3:16-17

Of the Tribe of Judah...Gen. 49:10--Heb. 7:14

Of a virgin...Isa. 7:14--Matt. 1:18-22

A prophet like Moses...Deut. 18:15--Jn. 7:15-17

The King of Israel...Zech. 9:9--Jn. 12:12-15

Rejected...Isa. 53:3--Jn. 1:11

Beaten...Mic. 5:1--Mk. 15:19

Silent...Isa. 53:7--Matt. 27:12-14

Betrayed...Psa. 41:9--Mk. 14:17-20

Tried and Condemned...Isa. 53:8--Matt. 27:1-2

Crucified...Psa. 22:16--Jn. 19:17-18

Crucified...Psa. 22:16--Jn. 19:17-18

His garments divided...Psa. 22:18--Jn. 19:23-24

Given vinegar and gall...Psa. 69:21--Jn. 19:28-29

His bones not broken...Exo. 12:46--Jn. 19:31-36

He is our sacrifice...Isa. 53:5-6--I Pet. 2:24-25

And raised from death!

Psa. 16:10--Lk. 24:1-7, 47

Hallelujah! Is this not more than needed proof, that Yeshua is indeed the Messiah of the Jews and the Savior of the World? Besides these prophecies which He, he only, fulfilled right on the day that they had to be fulfilled, but Yeshua demonstrated His deity and almighty power by supernatural miracles in the hundreds and thousands, which could fill all the books in the world if written down! He not only healed all kinds of sickness and demon possession and raised the dead, but He himself rose from the dead on the third day as it had been prophesied of Him. Over 500 people saw him in multiple instances over a period of several weeks, and his apostles witnessed of seeing him alive again, braving persecution and the Roman executioner to tell the Gospel, the Good News of their Messiah and Savior coming to earth and dying to save the sinner. They saw him ascend to heaven, where He is alive still, reigning on the right hand of the Father, and He will soon come again as Judge of the quick and the dead. Accept him now, believe in him now, as Savior and Messiah, or face Him very soon as God's Chief Magistrate or Judge, able to cast you into hell for payment of your sins, which means you will suffer indescribably there for all eternity. But whatever your decision, do not be indifferent--the greatest insult of all to God--not after Christ the Son of God came from heaven to suffer and die for you-- his enemy, a filthy sinner lost in sin and doomed to punishment forver in hell (even if you committed one sin, you are still unspeakably foul and filthy head to foot, in God's holy eyes!). Be hot or cold, but do not be indifferent! Do not insult your Maker, your Creator, your Savior or your Judge. This doesn't concern choices in ice cream, or which shirt looks best on you. This is your eternal destiny, which way you choose it to go, as you stand in the awesome valley of decision. Life will soon end, whether you live 8 years or 80--compared to Eternity, human life is but a passing moment. So choose, but count the cost first. Christ won your Salvation and forgiveness by God by going to the Cross and dying there. And you become His by accepting the Cross too, whatever form it takes in your individual life. The Cross is denying yourself for the sake of Christ and others. But it is a small price to pay, indeed, for all that you and I gain by following the Lord! Whatever we give up, or suffer, it is miniscule, not worth mentioning, even rubbish Paul said, compared with the eternal worth of Christ which we gain by His free gift.

For ordering this wonderfully handy Messianic Bookmark, write to Zola Levitt Ministries, P.O. Box 12268, Dallas, TX 75225, or contact Zola Levitt Ministries on the Internet:

Zola Levitt Ministries

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 Christian home.

Vision Video for the Temple Video and DVD

The whole Bible on microfilm, miniaturized, is available in this beautiful display holder, for a love gift of any amount to Trinity Broadcasting Newwork, PO Box A, Santa Ana, CA 92711-2101:


The Bible's Messianic Texts are thus named because they are extensive and very numerous critical passages in scripture (not a few sporadic verses) that point specifically to the Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus in Latin-English Gentile terminology). Foremost in consideration of these texts, Christ Himself, OUR SUPREME AND MOST AUTHORITATIVE BIBLE EXEGETE, 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.

"In regard to the Great Book, I have only to say that it is the best Book that God gave to man."

Where is Emmaus? Why is it so significant, Biblically and spirtiually? It was a town or village located just northwest of Jerusalem, seven miles from the Holy City, so look toward the bottom of this map in the highlighted block and you will locate it. Since they were so close, 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, probably a couple hours away from Jerusalem, 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 travelling between Jerusalem and Emmaus walked or rode slowly on plodding donkeys.

"Bible Atlas & Map Center"

B.I.B.L.E.--"Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth"--Acronym by Pastor John Hagee, Cornerstone Church, San Antonio, Texas

The Timeline on How We Got the English Language Bible:

Great Site

From the forested and many-rivered slopes of Mount Rainier, Washington, greetings from Ronald Ginther:

Vita of Ronald Ginther, Founder of the Emmaus Walk Messianic School of the Bible:


"Autobiographical Sketch of a Sparrow," by Ronald Ginther

"A Short Profile of a Made, not Self-Made Christian," by Ronald Ginther

Vita II, With Reference to "The Mystery of the Red Admirals," by Ronald Ginther (Permission to reprint the Red Admirals story being sought)

Welcome to the Emmaus Walk!

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

Having been in a deceptive, cultic church for years back in the 1980s, I learned some very costly lessons the hard way, which are lately confirmed by Charles Stanley teaching on false teachers. Please go to the section, "Jawbones of Judgment," or "Reality Check" when our comments on how to identify false teachers in the churches and in ministries and so-called "revivals" held in huge auditoriums or outdoor arenas or on Christian TV come on-line. Masses today are being swept into the nets of false teachers, and some are more apparent than others, but all are deceptive and unBiblical, and, thus, can be identified when subjected to the principles and truths of the Bible.--Editor

The following document represents the last time the U.S. Congress had enough integrity and the sense to acknowledge 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.

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


The price of oil and gas has gone down considerably, thanks only to God, and not the Saudi Arabians, the market speculators, presidential nominee candidates, and whoever else is profiteering off the misery and impoverishment of millions of people.

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

Course Articles are now listed in the new "Course Articles Center" page:

The course article on Exodus was deleted by mistake, but we are searching for it and will have it back on-line as soon as we can.

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

Required Subjects:

1. Christian Education

2. Prayer

3. Holy Spirit

4. Biblical Science

5. Foundational Principles

6. Witnessing (includes Apologetics) and Discipleship

7. Types of Christ (OT)

8. Bible Covenants/Israel/Bible Atlas

9. Christian Hope and Character

10. The Prophetic Calling

Electives (this is a partial list):

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

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

3. Intro. to Greek

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

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

"Course Articles Center"

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.


"Requirements for Certificate"

The Emmaus Walk Certificate of Excellence

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

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


Daily Bible-Reading Guide for a Year

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.

Bible Lists by H.L. Wilmington (Published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) is a book that you will want to have on your desk or in your book shelf for reference. It is fascinating, and contains over 6,000 items Every category, every subject, is given texts and is itemized alphabetically from Abominations to God to Worship of God. If the subject is not in the alphabet, it can't be found in this book, which is highly unlikely. See for yourself. It can answer a lot of questions and save you hours searching and not finding what you are wanting to locate in the Bible. Just go to the subject item in the book, using the table of contents, and there it will probably be!"

For one elective credit for the Emmaus Walk:

"Bible Resources Center"

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

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

"Faith and Freedom Site/Bookstore"

Another Bible resource:

Crosswalk Bible Website


There are far, far too many books being published. They are mostly potboilers, fluff, and author and ministry-boosters. Rubbish, they are best used to line the trash cans with. 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. There is none other Word of God authorized by 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.

John Gilman founded Dayspring International, which later joined with Operation Mobilization, an evangelistic mission in India. The film, Oceans of Mercy, has been shown to over 100 million people in India in the last two decades, and John Gilman tells the story how this film was acquired by him through miracles of God's provision and guidance. This little book is a most exciting experience, and will help build your faith for great miracles in your own life as well--for John Gilman is just an ordinary man with a faith in an extraordinary God. Over ten million people have come to Christ through the film his ministry is showing in countless villages throughout India today, brought there by van, bicycle, even on foot through the most impassable places in mountains and jungles and hostile Hindu or Muslim opposition. This is a film produced by Indian actors and an Indian company, and this all-India cast speaks to the Indian people as no other film could do. It portrays Christ in the very setting they know as their home--not as a white man stepping down into a Third World country, but as a man like themselves, dressing like them, speaking like them--for the man in the movie who portrays Christ is an Indian. This is tremendously effective--for these reasons! There can be no resistance to an alien Western culture with an alien message. This film speaks directly to the hearts of Indians. You are missing a real treat if you do not get this boo, which is free for the asking at Dayspring International ministries. Just type in John Gilman or Dayspring International in any search engine, and you will access his site.

Book Reviews Center:

"Book Reviews Center"


"Tract Center"

Missions Center:

New Tribes Mission has earned the rank of being among the very best in bringing the Gospel to indigenous people and language groups, next to Wycliffe. The New Tribes Mission, which is spread world-wide, has over 3,000 mission workers, and works to establish indigenous churches led by trained people from those language and people groups, thus avoiding the Westernization of local churches, which many times is opposed by the countries involved.

The Embassy of God church in Kiev, Ukraine, is also an example of how to go about missions. Every member is a mission worker, in Pastor Sunday Adelaja's church. Missions are a member's responsibility and calling, it is not left to a special group or board. This puts the action back in the market place, where the Christian has to go and work and shop, and takes it out of the church pew, where it amounts often to just Christians ministering to other Christians. Christ took his good news of the kingdom to the streets of Israel, to the lakeshores, to the marketplaces of villages, to the homes of the people. He did not just preach in the synagogues.

"Missions Center"

Testimonies of Martyrs Center:

"Testimonies of Martyrs Center"

Music Center with original and also added lyrics to famous Christian anthems and songs:

"Music Center


Christians are activists--if you are a Christian, that is. But there is a big difference, as we Christians act for Christ--and this is no -ism, no philosophy or political agenda energizing us, it is all about serving Jesus whom we love while we live on this earth, obeying His Great Commission to evangelize the world and be used by the Spirit anyway He directs in the saving of lost souls. Let other people in the world have their -isms and serve them. There are plenty causes that they can support. But we Christians don't serve causes, we serve and obey a Person, Jesus Christ. We really do not even have a religion--we only have Jesus Christ, who is not a religion. Judaism could not hold Jesus Christ, neither can Christianity. Jesus Christ is the head over everything there is--He is alive, reigning, and we are his servants and friends. This perspective, which is the only right one, makes all the difference in the world. This separates us completely from philosophies, religions, and political panaceas.

"Christian Activism Center"


"Friendship for Israel Center"

Dave Hunt's Documentary Video, "Israel, Islam, and Armageddon"

"Speak Tenderly to Jerusalem:

"Speak Tenderly to Jerusalem"

"Against All Odds," by Bill McKay, Order #S-0708, c/o John Hagee Ministries

The trailer and a behind the scenes/production video can be accessed on the Against All Odds web page, with information on how to get the series that is offered for $22 on video.

Against All Odds Trailer, & CD

Also, Levitt Letter, March 2008 issue, carries an excellent review of the docudrama, "Against All Odds," by Sam Goodenough,


There is a place God has prepared for Moslems to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Once they were roving, desert-living Ishmaelites, and knew the God of Abraham and followed him. Idolatry set in, howver. Later on, they left their polytheism following hundreds of gods and followed the single god Allah, which Mohammed, an Arab from Mecca, prophesied about. God has not forgotten these wayward children of Abraham! They are dear to his heart. They are also blessed according to the blessing of Abraham upon Ishmael his son. "Egypt My People," the Lord calls Egypt, in the book of Isaiah. Egypt, and the other Arab and Moslem countries, may not know the God of Abraham now, having been given Allah and Mohammed to follow, but the Lord has not forgotten them, and wants to save them. According to the article described below, the Somali (99.96% Moslem, are coming to know Jesus, Yeshua, as their true Lord and Savior, though they have to meet in secret to worship Jesus.

Somalia, an African nation without a government, is featured in "Today's Christian" Magazine, May/June 2008 issue. Quoting Reuters news service, the article "Christians Must Be Killed," by Jerry Dykstra in his Persecution Report, goes: "All Somali Christians must be killed according to Islamic law (Shariah) A Muslim can never become a Christian, but he can become an apostate. Such people do not have a place in Somalia; we will never recognize their existence, and we will slaughter him."--a Somali sheikh, quoted by Reuters New Service several years ago.

"A Moslem can never become a Christian"? That declaration would seem an epitaph for Christian faith in Somalia, but Jesus, Lord of all the Earth, cannot be kept out by an mere man. He is the One who walks through walls, remember? He also goes in the form of the Word of God, preached by his ministers, and in books and literature and Gospel programs on TV or on radio. Jesus is getting in to Somalia! Still, there is much opposition, and Christians are being killed in Somalia for their faith, but let us pray that the Christians there remain strong in faith, and that other Somali come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Prayer changes things!


On the very top of our capital's highest monument is this noble Latin inscription, "Laus Deo," which is, "Glory to God." This inscription defies the agenda of the secularists and the atheists who are attempting to make America a secular state, ruled only by the gods of Darwinism, materialism, and humanism. The moment it is removed, there will be no America left to save.

Why does America need re-education?

As David Barton (who has the apt name of a giant-slaying David!) 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!

Godless, secular courts in America are even now deciding whether "In God We Trust" will be removed from our paper currency, even while "One Nation under God" is also under attack and review by courts where it appears in the Pledge of Allegiance. What is the history of this godly motto?

Matthew Rothert was disturbed one day seeing that we had "In God We Trust" on our currency but not on our dollar bills. That told him we trusted him for a few cents. What did he do? Complain? No, he did something. He acted on his faith God was leading him to do something about it, and today we have "In God We Trust" on our dollar bills too! One man can change the world significantly for the good--as Rothert proved. Read about the man behind this motto, and how early on an atheist tried to stop him and was defeated when the Supreme Court refused to hear her godless, anti-Christian case against "In God We Trust."

"Meet the Man Who Put 'In God We Trust' on Our Money," taken from a 1985 newspaper clipping


We will have no revival in America without prayer. All the praise in the world will not bring a national revival, a complete turning back to God by the American people, which includes us individually!

"Who knows what God might do if His people began to PRAY FERVENTLY for spiritual revival? Perhaps one reason Satan has gained such a hold on so many lives is because we don't pray enough."--Bill Graham.

"Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy."--Habakkuk 3:2.--from Billy Graham Association.





Please pray for our nation's vulnerable youth, including young people you know personally, that God will raise up a generation of young men and women to stand boldly for Jesus Christ.

Pray for our nation's leaders, including government and business leaders in your own city and state, that God will direct their decisions and through them influence the nation.

Pray for our nation's pastors, including your own pastor, that God would give them a shepherd's heart and empower them with zeal and boldness to delcare the truth of God's Word.

Pray for people around you who need Jesus.--BGEA

My article, "America is an Oligarchy," is offered to you again to call us Americans to repentance and prayer and even fasting. We must do all three, in heart-felt sincerity, or we will be destroyed. The clock is ticking down to our last moments as a nation. It is our time to decide, whether we serve God or "lesser gods." Lesser gods will never save us, but God still can--if we turn back to Him now.

"America is an Oligarchy," by Ronald Ginther

"Revival Center"




To illustrate the sad fact that the truly deserving do not receive the world's highest awards, we feature the story of Irena Sendler, the German heroine who during World War II saved 2,500 Jewish children and babies from extermination in the Warsaw Ghetto by the Nazis serving that satanic beast and mass murderer, Adolf Hitler. It cost her a lot, however. They caught her eventually, broke both her arms and both her legs, beat her severely, then dragged her off to be shot, but her would-be executioners were bribed, and she was left lying in the snow. Miraculously, she was rescued and her life saved, and Irena Sendler lived until May, 2008, dying at age 98, after she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The price was not awarded to her, who truly deserved it if anybody did, while she lived. The inflated Olympians of the Swedish Academy passed her over and Nobel Peace Prize went instead to Al Gore for his slide show on Global Warming!

Was it any different for Christ? Surely, He was worthy of all honor and worship here on earth by His people (not to mention, all people of the world he created), but "His own received him not!"

Some of the greatest saints in the Bible were women, as you should know, and very often the greatest men had women even greater in spiritual maturity standing in their shadow supporting them in their work for the Lord! Women's Aglow is one women's group that is fanning the flames of a Holy Spirit renewal and revival across this nation and the world. My mother goes regularly to a local chapter and is richly blessed, with prayer and intercession and even prophecy! Every Christian woman who is truly committed to the Lord and His kingdom ought to seek this group out, and be a part. Aglow is international, and the international conference is being held this year:

Bible Greats, as Portrayed by Eben:

"Bible Greats" by Eben

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):

"Christian Greats Center"


Earth is consigned, doomed, to sin and death and destruction. That is reality, and nobody can change it. It is an irreversible process, started in the sinning of our First Parents in the Garden of Eden thousands of years ago. Earth cannot be saved by environmentalism or even the scientists and government leaders working together, but souls can be saved. Because of Christ's salvation, won for us by His death on the Cross, we received the hope of resurrection. Our bodies shall die, but we shall be raised to life again, and live eternally. Christ himself was first resurrected in his resurrection body. We shall also receive resurrection bodies that will never die. And heaven and earth will fade and be replaced with a new heaven and earth--they too will be given new life eternal! The only thing that will not be changed or reformed is the Word of God, which will never change or fade even though heaven and earth pass away.

In the shadow of the Cross, there springs life eternal!

The Crucified and Risen Jesus is the Way..."I am the Way..." Jesus said, John 14:6. Multitudes are standing in the valley of decision regarding Jesus' declaration about Himself and his role on Earth. Jesus is the Way? No one else could state this, unless he were the Anti-Christ, the Beast prophesied of in Revelation. Jesus proved that He was the Way, in all he did and said, and chiefly by his sacrificial death, laying down his life on the Chross for our sake and our salvation. No other person did this for us, and it would have done no good if any had, as only the spotless, innocent, utterly sinless Son of God's death on the Cross bought us the forgiveness of God and expedited our salvation and eternal life. You don't have much time to decide if He truly is the Way or not; as nobody can count on tomorrow, you only have this day, and maybe not even that, maybe just this hour, or maybe just ten minutes from the time you read this. "Now is the day of salvation," warns the Bible. It doesn't say tomorrow, or even an hour from now. It says NOW AND MEANS NOW. So choose the Way, which Jesus is--you will not be disappointed, as He gives us all good and lasting things, from salvation, fellowship with Him and the saints, and eternal life with the Father in heaven. The Way is life and leads to life eternal--the other ways lead to death and destruction. So choose!

"Resurrection Center"

Big Bad Wolf Business Center:

Oprah and Dr. Phil certainly comprise one of the most ungodly, blasphemous entertainment shows on TV. They stir in all sort of "good things" to sweeten the brew, but the brew is heavily laced with itchcraft, hedonism, materialism, anti-Americanism, anti-morality, homosexuality, same sex unions, self-ism, New Age Religion, profanity, SEX, SEX, SEX--you can name it, it is probably championed on these two shows, which are really one show, as Dr. Phil is a spin-off off Oprah's (though he owns his show now). Dr. Phil boasts that he is celebrating his 1000th show, his ten year anniversary with Oprah's backing, today, Aug. 11. This is not a day of rejoicing, it is a day of infamy, in God's reckoning, for Dr. Phil is a champion of unrighteousness, not righteousness, as his own profane tongue constantly testifies. May God stop the mouths of liars, as his Psalms state. May God be true and every man be a liar. For all their wealth, popularity, and jammed studio audiences, they are liars, for they consistently weigh in against the Bible and the standard of righteousness in the Ten Commandments. Shame on them! Shame on the Americans who watch them and support these two. They have enmeshed the entire nation in their nets of seduction, for their own gain, for they are reaping hundreds of millions for their personal fortunes, rather than devoting it to the propagation of the Gospel. I pray, for the sake of the millions they have deceived and exploited, that they will be completely exposed. I pray for their souls as well, which remain precious to the Lord who died on the Cross to set them free from their carnality and sin. I grieve for them and the millions they have misled, and the millions of others now in hell due to their shows.

"Big Bad Business Center"


In great contrast to Microsoft, Zion Oil and Gas Company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is currently offering shares of its stock, at $10 a share, in $1000 lots. This company is the only one of its kind, a truly Christian company, seeking to find and develop the immense oil reserves under the northwestern part of Israel, in the tribal territories of Joseph's two tribes. Zion Oil and Gas Company has just hosted the Christians United for Israel conference in Washington, D.C, which was aired on Daystar, to a world-wide audience. Please pray for the success of this venture in Israel, as this company's leaders seek to bless Israel with the absolutely vital discovery of the immense treasures hidden beneath the earth in Israel, that will help insure it will have the energy its needs to expand into a world-class economy, able to meet all the challenges of the hostile superrich oil shiekdoms and dictatorships surrounding Israel. We too in America will benefit, as the oil of Israel could help wean us off the oil of the Muslim nations, much of which is sold to us and at the same time going to fund Al Qaida and Iranian-Hezbollah-Hamas terrorism against us. To keep both Israel and our own country strong, oil is necessary--but terrorist-free oil. We cannot afford the economic blackmail of Saudi Arabia, Iran, the Emirates, and other oil-producing Muslim countries, which is costing our shaky economy 700 billion a year, and the cost is rising daily.

Go to the website for contact information:

Zion Oil and Gas Company

The news is breaking nationally, finally, about the great new oil rush in America, centered on the Bakken Oil Field (discovered in the 1950s, but not viable then with oil at 10 bucks a barrell to develop, since it took a more expensive type of drilling to recover the oil), which covers huge tracts of western South Dakota, western North Dakota, and part of eastern Montana. The Williston area is also involved in rapid oil exploration, and already oil has been found and is being pumped in eastern Montana. Stanley, North Dakota, serving as the epicenter of the Bakken Field presently, is already booming, as oil wells come on-line at increasing rates amidst the canola fields. The town already is calling out for many trained people of all kinds. It was lately a stagnant small town (one blink of an eye, a resident said, and you would miss it when travelling on the road), barely hanging on with 1,200 people, with only agriculture its mainstay, but now it is an oil rich center of an oil bonanza that is going to transform the whole of this once marginal, economically depressed area. Farmers and ranchers in Stanley are going to be millionaires soon, they all know, but the important thing is that America is shown to have plenty of domestic oil--this will prove it. We do not need massive outlays for development of alternative energy sources such as windpower and solar power, which will not do the job anyway, not for decades anyway, like oil still can. Thank God for oil! It is a blessing He created for us to use to enhance our lives--as long as we give credit to Him, the Giver.

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:




"Little prayer, little power, more prayer, more power, much prayer, much power"--quote from Pastor John Hagee's mother, who is a woman of powerful prayer at age 95.

Prayer Center

"Global Warming (Climate Change) Hoax Center"


Want to know where you are, and how you are doing, on the pilgrimage to heaven and the Celestial City? Of course, this is assuming you have set out on the pilgrimage (as most people choose to stay in the City of Destruction). But let us assume the best, that you have shaken off the ridicule and the rejection and the laughter of your friends and maybe even your family, when you choose to seek God instead of the pleasures of this passing world. This book will identify the various landmarks you will encounter along the way, and the kinds of people you will meet from start to finish who will either help or hinder you. Read it at least once--since it is a kind of spiritual roadmap, a visual one, of your pilgrimage, which is better than any other of its kind for giving you the information to make it to your destination.

John Bunyan's magnificent, thrilling, allegorical classic, PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, Journey to Heaven, is now available in a modern dramatized format, from the media productions of John Hagee ministries, and you can order it for yourself, your family, your church or your Bible study class for $22 and include $5 shipping and handling cost. You may use the book's order number: K435.

John Bunyan was a humble man of faith imprisoned because he was simply a devout Christian man believing in the Lord Jesus for salvation. That was enough to land anyone in prison in his time! Instead of giving up, and blaming the Lord for his misery, he sat down and wrote this masterpiece while suffering the filth and intolerable conditions of prison life as a common criminal (which he was not). He turned the darkness of that suffering and those humiliating conditions of bondage into mountains of shining gold, by choosing not to despair and blame God but to believe that his great, merciful God would turn evil into something good--and God did! Published, this book of Bunyan's rapidly became a bestseller world-wide, and has sold more copies than any book except the Bible itself!

John Hagee Ministries

"English Literature Heritage Center"


The entire Swedish Academy (the "august" body of Swedish scientists, eminent socialites, educators, philantropists, business magnates and wealthy people who chose the Nobel Prize winners) has demonstrated itself repeatedly now to be a group of dunces. They awarded Yassir Arafat the Peace Prize. I do believe the guilt compex of the founder of the Nobel Prizes, Alfred Nobel the Swedish industrialist and creator of the process that makes nitroglycerin stable enough to use in dynamite and other explosives, has infected the entire governmental and intellectual community of Sweden. Otherwise, how can the lunacy of the Swedish Academy be understood and explained? Imagine, putting the likes of Yassir Arafat alongside of the Israeli prime minister--as if they were equals, morally, in the peace process in the Middle East! That is what they did. I have watched on TBN former Israeli Prime Minister Perez interviewed by Benny Hinn (and Benny Hinn's questions were excellent), but I am not convinced by all Mr. Peres's statements that it was not the greatest outrage against Israel the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Prize committee every perpetrated. Common sense recoils at such pairings. Oil and water do not mix--unless, perhaps, the "oil" is not really oil, and the "water" is not really water--that is, they are essentially the same element, under the surface. I do see Peres and Arafat as men of the world--and the world-views were not essentially antithetical--they could be joined, if the politics of the moment suited that arrangement. Yet unions with Egypt, for temporary political advantages, were never permitted by Israel by God. Peres, of course, despite all his lofty talk about the value of the Bible to Ben Gurion and the state of Israel in its founding, was not following the words of the prophets, which he also spoke so highly about. They would have been unaminous in condeming his unrighteous compromises and liaisons forged with Arafat (which quickly fell apart, by the way, as Arafat broke the Oslo Accords and went back to committing terrorist acts against Israel with his PLO thugs).

What is more dangerous to the free nation of Israel--its enemies or its own leaders? I would say, its own leaders. Thank God that Prime Minister Omert (who proved himself incompetent to lead the nation into a war against Hezbollah, and while that was going on had been hiding the fact he was accepting numerous cash gifts from an American, which were not lawful for him to receive while in office) has resigned. There is now greater hope for Israel. Harlotry, which can be political, is not permitted God's only nation on earth, Israel. It never was permitted, and it never will be permitted. Israel will always pay dearly if it plays harlot with the nations of the world and even its sworn enemies in order to gain some temporary advantage, instead of depending wholly on God. The whole Old Testament shows that Israel's greatest downfall, after worshipping heathen gods, was playing harlot with the neighboring heathen nations, adopting their heathen ways and forming political alliances with them that God hated and never, never once sanctioned (his prophets constantly inveighed against such entanglements, which were clear signs that Israel's heart was turned, deep in sin, away from God).


The Levitt Letter continues, issue after issue, to compile news and commentaries from the best websites and papers and magazines, so that I cannot put the "letter" down until I have read it cover to cover! The cartoons are the best you can find, too.

This rather startling Eurovision issue portrays the abandoned Fort Knox like capitol building of the PLO of Yassir Arafat (which few Americans have ever seen), which the bloody old robber baron and his forty thieves vacated in great haste, as they fled like rats from a sinking ship to Gaza to set up his terrorist operation there in past days; yet it remains as a reminder of the continued Palestinian terrorists' pressure on Washington to grab a piece, diplomatically or by outright war, of Israel's eternal capital, which the Bible calls the City of God:

Still faithfully obeying the Great Commission given us all, Gentiles and Jewish believers, by Yeshua the Messiah, Jews for Jesus is a ministry that does not care what the secularist world and even many evangelical churches think of its ministry to the Jews first (in obedience to the Lord):

Jews for Jesus Newletter

Decision Magazine for July-August 2008 is mostly devoted to China, its Christians and the problems and challenges they face:

Note on this special China issue: Decision Magazine takes a more moderate position toward China's government's treatment of Christians, though it is hard to tell exactly what the view of the Billy Graham Association under Franklin Graham is regarding persecution of Christians and how much association the BGEA thinks is desirable between a Commmunist Government and churches. It tends to leave that question up to the reader, though the Association has chosen, it seems, a soft glove approach with the high Communist religious authorities for the sake of gaining acceptance in China (it already has Amity Publishing House in China publishing millions of Bibles). Despite the wisdom of this ever-yielding approach, I still have my reservations regarding the the true nature of this Communist Government, as it has historically been known for taking extreme turns in policy, with conciliation one day, brutal repression the next. There may be a warming now toward the churches, even the underground churches at least in the intent of some leaders, and as their amended Constitution reflects in regard to religion can play some positive role in Chinese society--but that warming could, under a characteristic, radical change of Government viewpoint, turn as cold as Arctic ice. The Chinese communist state has a smiling face at present (and seeks eagerly to promote that smiling face to the watching world), but the animal behind the smiling human face is still a dragon--and we should know that a dragon can never be trusted, though in China dragons are held to be symbols of good fortune, which is hardly a Christian view.

For an overview of the Dragon of China vis a vis America, see my article:

"Feeding the Dragon," by Ronald Ginther

Institute for Creation Research

The cover of the Salvation Army WAR CRY (April 12, 2008) is based on an actual incident. A little girl was running across a lawn with other children, but she paused, and this scene was captured in a photo, showing her expression as she felt suddenly embraced by heavenly arms, perhaps of an angel, or even the Lord himself! Have you ever received a heavenly hug like that? The Lord wants to give you one, right now. Receive it! He loved you so much, he actually died for you, suffering every pain and agony known to man, and many not known to us too--so that he could save his beloved--YOU!

Presided over by Executive Editor Elwood McQuaid, Israel My Glory Magazine is devoted to defining the 70th Week in the July-August 2008 issue:

The July/August issue features Elwood McQuaid examines neopaganism and the down-with-America syndrome (page 8), David L. Larson on the evidence of God's faithfulness (page 12), Prophecy at a Glance (page 22), America's 'psycho-journey' away from God (page 24), and the on-going battle for Jerusalem (page 28). Sound interesting?

You can sign up for receiving Dr. Reagan and Lamb/Lion Ministry's Lamplighter Magazine FREE via your email or the printed version. Go to the Lamb/ Lion website and sign up, or first check out this latest issue (perhaps its most exciting issue so far), which features Israel's 60th Anniversary of its truly miraculous founding as a nation in 1948 in which our own President Harry Truman played a major role. The latest issue is also thought provoking, as it deals with a false teacher at Lakeland, Florida (see Dr. Charles Stanley's cogent words on false religious teachers, given below in the Heresy Center).

The Summer Issue of Anchored Magazine of Worcester, England, has brain-teasing word games, articles about how many modern inventions were first operated by insects and the story of the discoverer of anesthesia, and encouraging poetry, and various colorful, anecdotal experiences that point to a Bible truth to help you stand up as a Christian or be strengthened in your spiritual walk, all rendered with just the right touches of wisdom and humor, and Monthly Meditationss, July to September scriptures for the coming days on the end cover as well.


Dr. Charles Stanley, the internationally respected Southern Baptist church leader and founder of Intouch Ministries, recently taught these excellent principles on his television broadcast, on how to identify false teachers in church circles:

1. they aim at control over people and their lives

2. they often demand you separate from friends, family, other churches

3. they do not use the Bible, or use it rarely, substituting their own dreams and visions and "revelations", as if they stand between you and God as intermediator of divine truth

4. they emphasize worship over solid Bible teaching and preaching

5. they emphasize "promises," and constantly declare, "God said this to me," or "God showed me this!"

6. they indoctrinate

7. they brainwash

8. they ultimately pitch people into disillusionment and discouragement--which is Satan's whole aim, to discourage you to give up following the Lord as impossible or not for you, since you were taken advantage of by someone you greatly admired as your pastor or teacher.

Dr. Charles Stanley also taught how to stay on track with God:

have Bible-based, trustworthy teachers, whose lives show agreement with what they preach and teach.

The above checklists by Dr. Charles Stanley works! I have used them, and have identified false teachers, without any difficulty. The following Bible scriptures describe the deceptive, exploitive leaders Judah and Israel was afflicted with in times past, but they are also descriptive of present "misleaders," which we currently have in government and the misinformation they constantly spew forth to deceive the mass of Americans to follow them and vote for them:

"The misled and the misleader belong to Him. (God rules even over the misdirected masses and the leaders who are leading us all astray!)

He makes counselors walk barefoot,

and makes fools of judges.

He loosens the bonds of kings,

and binds their loins with a girdle [such as Saddam Hussain, as he was led shackled into a courtroom for his trial and death sentence later on].

He makes priests walk barefoot,

and overthrows the secure ones.

He deprives the trusted ones of speech [just as God deprived the shamelessly reprobate and lapsed Catholic Sen. Ted Kennedy of his speaking ability, which, despite his own Pope's condemnation of abortion and same sex marriage and homosexuality, he has always used in Congress for assaulting the Bible and attacking morality, marriage, religious liberty and the traditional family, as I had prayed recently--Ed.]

and takes away the discernment of the elders.

He pours contempt on nobles,

and loosens the belt of the strong.

He reveals mysteries from the darkness,

and brings the deep darkness into light.

He makes the nations great,

then destroys them [take this to heart, O "Great" Superpower America!].

He enlarges the nations,

then leads them away.

He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth's peoples [O United Nations and G-7 Conference Nations and WTO leaders and the governing world elites!],

and makes them wander in a pathless waste.

They grope in darkness with no light,

and He makes them stagger like a drunken man."--Job 12:16b-25.

In the coming elections, please vote your Christian beliefs and your conscience--anything less will get you someone who will exploit you, just for the carrot he dangled in front of your nose in order to get your vote and get into power!


"Cartoon Center"

"Bible Quiz Center"


"Saint-Building Center"

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.

"Forgive Me," Message by Stuart Maxwell Hawkins

Ladies, why not use incentives on your lackluster husbands? Yes, incentives such as: "You do this, honey, and I'll do this--!"--when dealing with your husband! Try it. It is Biblical, scripturally sound. Look at God's commands, they come with promises. If you do this, says the Lord, then allt these good things will be yours! God always used incentives, plenty of them, when dealing with men, when commanding them to do something. He hardwired men this way. Men we were made to be providers and protectors, so whenever they are asked or commanded something to do, they instinctively have to wonder what there is in it for them if they do it. That isn't wrong. It is the way God made men, so, women, please, don't think it is more spiritual to ask something of your husbad and not to give him or offer him some incentive at the same time. You really get his interest if you do it that way, and your marriage will take off in a wonderful way, if it is dragging at present, or even headed the wrong direction, with you hectoring Hector, and he is responding with silence, mule-like stubbornness, or even looking over the fence at the neighbor's filly lounging by the pool. That can radically change--you can change it too, by treating men like God treated them when God wanted to motivate them. Don't work against the differences, use them! They will help you motivate your low-performing husbands beyond your wildest dreams--well, maybe you ought to entertain some wild dreams first, to prepare yourselves!

The above bit of advice comes to you from "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage." Go to the website and see how you can order it:

For principles of Biblical soul winning, Biblically-grounded political activism, and even Biblical business creation, go Pastor Sunday Adelaja's website. He is pastor of the largest church in Europe, if you include Russia and the Ukraine. Pastor of the 20,000 member Embassy of God church in Kiev, Ukraine he has revolutionized the meaning of "church." The old wineskins (the old ways of doing things, according to church and men-created tradition, not the Bible) do not work anymore, and for good reason, they break in the new conditions of the 21st century postmodern world, and the wine pours out and is wasted. It is time for a new skin for new wine, and Pastor Sunday is one of the few who has it right about how to go about this, Biblically. His book, Church Shift, defines his approach.

"No One Cares For Me," by Carleen Newton

The following is a story about rejection, rejection, rejection. Do you care? Probably not, unless you have ever been rejected. Because of that rejection, none of it deserved, a boy became a heartless killer, a Marxist terrorist in Zimbabwe. Go to the website that has Stephen telling his own incredible story and how God intercepted him on a bloody path to nowhere but death. Click on Program Archives and then "Message from Malawi" and click LISTEN for Stephen Lengu's story on how the God of love and grace got hold of this human cannonball of hatred and you will not be disappointed.

Stephen Lengu's Story, Haven Today, Broadcast from Malawi, Africa


HOW MUCH BETTER IT IS TO GO THE SECOND MILE! Pat Robertson of CBN just did a special interview with Benny Hinn regarding Senator Grassley of Iowa's investigation into a number of televangelist ministries, among them Hinn's, Joyce Meyer, Paul and Randy White, Creflo Dollar, and Bishop Eddie Long, and one other whose name constantly escapes me (his blond wife is a fashion plate even on their ranch while taping "Bible studies" with useful Bible expositors), and he maintains a stable of thoroughbred jets on his "ranch" he bought from his own church (nice "ranch" if you can get it). And why Mike Murdoch (who is continually appearing on DAYSTAR) is not on Senator Grassley's list, I have no idea, but perhaps he will be, given time.

Joyce Meyer and Benny Hinn, of the group, passed with flying colors in transparency, giving the senator and his people everything he wanted to know and look at, answering every question about their ministries and even their personal living expenses and properties. Senator Grassley, responding to many complaints about the alleged extravagances of televangelists (which disturbs me as well, since I fail to see Billy Graham living and spending extravagantly), initiated the investigation on his own, even though he is no longer chairman of the committee that looks into possible IRS tax evasions, that is to say, possible breaking of the law regarding tax-exempt, non-profit organizations and churches and ministries. Benny Hinn had already been audited and been given a clean bill of health by the IRS, so Senator Grassley's investigation of him was clearly redundant. Benny Hinn could have refused to cooperate and been well within his rights, but the Lord spoke strongly to him, he said to Pat Robertson, to cooperate with Senator Grassley or in a short time there would be no ministry. Hinn's high paid lawyers, brought in to deal with this challenge, all advised that he ignore Senator Grassley, but Hinn chose God's word over their expert legal advice, and he has been exonerated again, this second time by Senator Grassley, who has declared Hinn above board in his ministry's handling of finances. Joyce Meyer too has received the same clean bill of financial health by Senator Grassley. The others, no. They did not give full cooperation, and Senator Grassley was not satisfied by their outright refusals to cooperate in some cases (such as Creflo Dollar), or partial and incomplete cooperation answering his questions and requests for information by the others (Paula and Randy White). They are subsequently left under a cloud, but Hinn and Meyer are free to go on, because they chose to go the second mile, as Christ commanded us, with a man who requested it.

Do you know what that "second mile" used to mean? Roman soldiers, travelling with their kit and weapons along the Roman roads of Judaea, often grabbed the nearest Jewish man and made him carry his heavy baggage for a mile (which was all that he could legally demand of a native subject in the Roman Empire). But some soldiers were cruel bullies and demanded that the Jewish man carry the baggage an additional mile (which would really exhaust him). Jesus said for us to go the second mile without complaint--just do it, rather than sputter and put up a fight for our rights. Hinn had to spend 8 million dollars on lawyers dealing with the investigation, and regrets that amount, but he does not regret doing what the Lord asked of him, to go the second mile with Senator Grassley, after previously going the first mile with the IRS auditors. Wise? Yes! Now Joyce Meyer, who did the same thing, and Benny Hinn can go on with their ministering, with out apprehension, and we applaud them. They showed true leadership to the others of their rank. Soon we shall see how this plays out with the other ministries who chose, evidently, to follow their lawyers' advice and to do things not according to the Lord's own command. It may cost them dearly.

Even saying this for them, I do not personally agree with the cushy perks and "compensations" that these televangelists sometimes receive, nor do I understand the multiple palatial homes and limos, and even if the jets enable Hinn, for example, to fly off his scheduled flight pattern to minister to a sick head of state who calls him (something he could never do if he flew commercial and still do his ministry), why a jetport, hangars, and runways attached to a ranch, as another jet-set ministry head seems to think he has a right to add to his portfolio? Why not park hbis ministry's jet(s) at a commercial airport? Yet I am pleased with Benny Hinn and Joyce Meyer going the second mile with Senator Grassley's investigative group, even though they had every legal right to refuse to cooperate. That showed true wisdom, and also the spirit of Christ. It is a good example to us all!

Use this fan to cool yourself in the heat, and you are automatically Han Chinese? Not so! A thousand Chinese fans won't change a person's race. The absurdity is apparent. But not so when "Christian" magazines and revered names in evangelicalism are concerned when they take up unChristian positions on issues.

Therefore, we should not automatically believe everything in a magazine that calls itself Christian or even was founded, in the parent company magazine, by an evangelical luminary, in this case we are now citing, Dr. Nelson Bell of CHRISTIANITY TODAY. CHRISTIANITY TODAY magazine (which was founded by Billy Graham's father-in-law, Nelson Bell, the famed doctor and missionary to China, father to Ruth Bell Graham, wife of Billy Graham, is one of the evangelical magazines that has come out for pressing Israel to give up land for peace, as though Israel were the problem in the Middle East, not the terrorists who hate the God of Israel and want to eradicate the Jewish people. One of their subsidiary magazines is "Today's Christian," a user-friendly, cheerful, upbeat, positive-thinking, pocket-sized Guideposts-type magazine headed by Interim Editor, Mark Moring. The founder is Kenneth N. Taylor. Stating on the cover that it is about "People of Faith. Stories of Hope," it contains subtle errors or blindness to the facts concerning Christians in China, as well as some prejudices that are not so subtle. Three articles in particular, "China's Growing Church," by Rob Moll, and "The Gospel at the Games," by Lisa Parro, deal with China and its Christians. There is a third, "Beijing Bound," by Mark Moring, which we will not deal with.

The whole thesis of the first article is that it is better to work with the Communist government; you can still be a practicing, Bible-centered church and faithful believers in Christ though you are working with the Communist government. This is simply untrue and misleading. Let me quote Rob Moll on page 22 of his article: "Today, China's growing churches are in the country's massive cities...Rather than hide from authorities, China's third church--as these unregistered, urban congregations are often called--seeks to work with government officials. And surprisingly, these officials are usually quite accommodating.

"While persecution and human rights abuses are by no means absent from China [sic], as the recent uprising in Tibet illustrates, the urban church is seeking to work with the government in a constructive, non-combative way. Many Christians believe that the official government church, overseen by the state, is too compromised. But the "underground" church is too antagonistic [sic]. The urban church hopes to cooperate with the government, assuring officials that allowing Christians to freely operate is good for Chinese society. In return, they hope the government will allow them to be free from political control."

End of quote!It is a vain hope, as events have already amply shown, Mr. Moll and Mr. Moring. The Chinese Underground Church, which you put in quotes, is not operating underground because it is "antagonistic" to the government, to use your term (this Communist oligarchic/authoritarian government, which is not legitimate, by the way, but an imposed tyranny that crushed a legitimate, democratic government that preceded it). It is a bitterly persecuted church, driven underground because the government wants to control and subvert the teaching and preaching in the churches. The Three Self religious system is the organized, registered, government religious body that comprises all religions. They are administered by the government. What is said and preached and taught is under constant government scrutiny. Government decides who and when there will be baptisms. That is why the majority of Christians in China, to be free, must refuse government interference and "registration" under the Three Self religious system of the government. Christians, not the ones you quote as being grateful to the Communists for saving them from the war, from starvation, from disease (which the Communists did not do, by the way, for they brought war, they brought starvation, and they brought disease, not to mention massacres of over 60 million Chinese after their takeover in China), pray for the government leaders; they do not seek to be at enmity with them, they earnestly desire peace and to be let alone to live peaceably, while following Christ first and foremost. But this cannot be allowed in China, to follow Christ first and foremost. The Communist state is first and foremost, it is atheist, and it is secular. It alone decides what is permissible behavior by Chinese citizens. But the Chinese who are Christians are citizens of a higher state, which is not registered by the Communist governmnt and needs no such registration to be legitimate. These are citizens of heaven, Mr. Moll. Compromised Christians always abound in repressive societies, atheistic, communist societies such as China's. But faithful Christians remain in China, despite the ones you cite as being more admirable than the "antagonistic" underground church members. You are in error and ought to apologize to the Chinese Christians who are even at this moment enduring terrible persecution and suffering for the cause of Christ in China, while praying for their persecutors to be saved and not be punished eternally for their evil acts against innocent Christians.

For true balance, go to reports of the Persecuted Church of China, and let them speak for themselves. As in the case of Brother Yun who wrote "The Heavenly Man," a book concerning this pastor's unspeakable torture at the hands of persecuting Communist jail wardens and authorities, the Chinese Christians can speak for themselves, and have spoken, if you take the trouble to find their reports, since the mainstream media will never air them. VOICE OF THE MARTYRS MAGAZINE, or VOM, founded by Richard Wurmbrand, who was a persecuted Lutheran pastor in Communist Romania and imprisoned and tortured for his faith in Jesus, is also a reputable and fair spokesman for China's persecuted Christians. The ultramodern, glitzy cities of China, for all their advancement toward Western-style toleration and conciliation between Government and Christian churches, are not typical or characteristic of China--despite their sizes and impressive hitech buildings. Despite the showy cities, China is a village still. The rural churches, hiding in caves and shanties in the fields and in the open in forests and wilderness places--these are typical of China's oppressed Christian population. Foreigners from the West, come to view the condition of Christians in China, are shown the cities and their flourishing churches--but these are not at all representative. China is what you see out in the country, not the hitech, neon-blazing city as you see above in the picture of Nanjing (the former capital of China under the Kuomintang, the Nationalist Government of Chiang Kai-Shek (and General Chiang Kai-Shek was a Christian in principle, while his wife was a born-again Christian). This is a hard concept for urbanized Westerners and Christians from America used to America's religious freedoms, but it is the basic starting point for understanding the condition of Christians in China regarding their brutal treatment conducted over six decades by the Communist Government authorities.

The Guinness Book of World Records lists China as one of the countries with the biggest and most frequent massacres of innocent people (Russia is next). Genghis Khan and the Mongols came from this same region, which ought to tell you something about the demonic powers and fallen angelic principalities that reside over Eurasia--they are still there, alive and well, with America no doubt heading the list as the next people on their chopping block (Chinese textbooks deal with waging war on America). Economic war can be just as effective, or even more effective sometimes, than hot military war in reducing your enemy down to powerlessless, all without a shot being fired. Totalitarian Communist China right now is waging economic war to becoming the leading economic superpower of the world, with Democratic-Parliamentary India racing neck and neck with China for the same position, while American leaders consistenly sell our current technological edge to the Chicoms for short-term economic and political advantages. The numbers weigh against us, however, as Hal Lindsay in his report on Daystar shows us conclusively. With its huge population, China has more honors students than we have students! More higher IQs than we have population! Only with God on our side will we survive and prevail against this juggernaut of Chinese imperialism, and then there will be India to deal with (though India is a far kinder adversary than China will be to us). We are set between a rock and hard place, a vise that will not let us go, and will crush us to nothing, worse than nothing, if we do not turn back to God now. God is calling us, having determined that we will not escape this time, even with all the diplomats and think tankers of the State Department working night and day to work out a deal with our adversaries in China. We must turn to God in repentance, or there will be no America, no future, no economy, nothing to pass on to even the the present younger generation. Can you see the writing on the wall? It is there: we have been weighed, and found insufficient, below the passing rod or mark ("wanting"). God is calling us--but are we placing God on HOLD? He cannot be put on HOLD.


See the Cross incongruously poised above Adolf Hitler's head as he exits a church in Germany? His SS troopers also carried crosses, attached to their uniforms! Yes, Adolf Hitler attended church, affecting piety and belief in God whenever it suited his political agenda. Today our leading politicians do the same, and though committed, diehard, anti-Christian secularists, Hillary Clinton, Barak Hussain Obama, and many others in their camp all tell the American people how important "faith" is to them--uh huh! sure! This claim to have high regard for "faith" is a sinister trait in politicians. So did Hitler espouse Catholicism and the evangelical German Lutheran Church of his time, for his own advancement, of course. How do we know this? We have the photos and his speeches! Later, to prove he was a Christ-hater, he turned on anyone in the churches that expressed dissent, who objected, for instance, when people and clergymen called Hitler the German Messiah, as though he were equal to Christ! He also unleashed the full forces of his Gestapo on any Christians who dared to object to his Messiahship, or protected or spoke out for the Jews too. So much for his affirmation of the "faith community." It was sheer political opportunism and entirely bogus. Let us Americans not be deceived, like the majority of the German people were deceived by Hitler. And, especially, let us not be deceived to think that talk equals walk in Christian faith--it will never do that. If these candidates do not walk their talk, and truly belong to Bible believing churches as born-again members and act like it, then they are not Christian, even though they claim to be people of generic "faith." Faith in what, may I ask? Faith in Buddha gets you nothing--or Nirvana, which the Buddhists call their ultimate goal of self-absorption into "Brahma," the great nothing that rules over all and obliterates all self and pain. Faith in Mohammed puts you no better off. Faith in materialistic consumerism, the artifacts of the so-called American Dream, will ultimately turn and consume you (you will be devoured by what you devour). Faith in anything but Jesus will dehumanize and destroy you--so faith alone is not the way to go. It is only faith in Jesus Christ that leads to fulfilment, happiness, and the eternal destiny planned for you and me by our Creator long before we were even born. Such faith is Biblical, and is proven sound. The Bible says so! I believe the Bible above and before any man. How about you? This will keep me from jumping on the bandwagon of the next "Messiah" coming down the pike, who will surely turn into a monster, just as Hitler did.

After the last election in Germany, and when Hitler was put into power by Hindenburg even though Hitler did not win a majority vote, a Christian, an evangelical lady turned to a friend and whispered, "Do you think we voted for the anti-Christ?" She meant Hitler. It was too late then, of course. She had been fooled, tragically, by Hitler's talk, and did not examine his "walk," his track record, for he had already shown how much he hated the Jews and despised liberty in society. His book, "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle), detailed exactly what he wanted to do to the Jews. But she did not pay any attention to that, and voted for him. She thought he might be the Messiah for Germany, to raise up Germany to a new glory among the nations--and dismissed any idea that he did not like Jews, when he said clearly he hated them and wanted them completely eradicated from Europe. She voted for the devil, but thought he might be a good thing for the German people and herself. How is she any different from millions of Christians today, mostly black people, who have already declared they are voting for Barak Hussain Obama BECAUSE HE IS BLACK. He promises "CHANGE," and that is good enough for them--they want "CHANGE" too, not thinking that CHANGE could mean utter destruction for them and our entire nation. Hitler promised CHANGE too, but it was utter destruction for Germany and most of Europe. Christians voted for him, blinding themselves in the process. Christians today are blinding themselves, too, in the case of Barak Hussain Obama. He has declared what he is supporting--abortion on demand, same sex marriage, homosexual parity with traditional marriage (which actually works to eliminate traditonal marriages), homosexual indoctrination of the children in the grade schools, the destruction of America's leading role among the nations, the destruction of the free American economy to supplant it with a government-run, socialist economy, and also huge increases in taxes on the working people of America (not just the rich)--but Christians are still going to ignore and dismiss their consciences, even their common sense God gave them, and vote for him en masse. Let them! God will give them over to their lusts--which are their lusts for Barak Hussain Obama's plantation-syle dependence and victimhood, which they think will bring all sorts of government largesse to their doorsteps. God will give them their "Messiah," just as God gave Germany over to their "Messiah," Herr Adolf Hitler. If you want an evil thing badly enough, God will allow you to get it--to teach you a lesson the hard way, since you refused to listen to the Bible and its warnings as well as Bible-based preachers faithfully giving you the unadulterated Word of God.

Our Senate, which is one of the most corrupt and vainglorious legislative bodies on the planet, has given us three presidential contenders, none of whom qualify for moral leadership of a great nation. Barak Hussain Obama, John McCain (and Hillary Clinton might as well be included, even if she is not officially in the running in the presidential race)--their track records tell us exactly how much faith in God they really have, and what they really value or do not value. I have been most concerned by the lack of valid Christian witness of faith in these candidate--but maybe you see something of value I cannot see. Check it out, however, against the only reliable standard we have, the Word of God. Does it check out? If there is one serious character flaw, don't ignore it--such as John McCain's well-known role as a cross-over-party-line "maverick" and his consistent lack of loyalty to his own Republican Party platform while in the Senate (despite his military training). Can I trust myself and my country to a man who acted disloyally, again and again, while in a high public office in Congress? The Bible shows many instances of disloyal men in government, and the damage they did their nation and people. David's army commander Joab killed Abner, formerly Saul's war chief, against David the King's express order not to touch him. This wanton murder nearly wrecked the reconciliation of the whole nation and split it, so that there would be no united kingdom under David's rule. Satisfying his desire for revenge on an old enemy was more important to Joab than proving loyal to his king and supreme commander. For this Joab paid later with his life, dragged away in his old age from an altar where he fled for refuge to be killed like a dog, when he could have retired to his home place in honor to spend his last days with his family in peace. Ignoring character flaws in leaders will come back later and maybe haunt you, if you overlooked it and voted for that candidate against your conscience or against what you knew to be true. Don't you or I follow in the footsteps of that pathetic German lady, an evangelical Christian, who voted for Hitler! We have the information on these candidates--their respective track records--and we have the Bible, so we should be able to make a wise use of our votes, while praying for God for His grace and mercy.

Let Russ Limbaugh and the other astute conservative political pundits (who are not Christians, by the way) do their brilliant analytical commentaries and try to figure out what is transpiring with the campaigns of Obama and McCain--it has just occurred to me that there is only one thing that the coming election (after the nominating conventions) is about. It is simply this: It does not really matter who is President, though it will matter to the world, politically and economically. What really matters is whether we turn to God or not. That is the only important issue in this presidential race: who is going to be God, who is going to rule over America? I don't know about you, but I have already chosen and cast my vote for the real One True God--and any man, no matter what he promises to do for Americans, is automatically disqualified to take that position. I realize that I live in the real world and still have to vote for a candidate--but I must be assured he is God's choice, not just mine--otherwise I will be walking down the same road, with the mass of people and even many Christians and evangelicals, that pre-World War II Germans walked on their way to the voting booths to vote for Adolf Hitler.

Doesn't this scripture describe what you see in America today? Despite some exceptions, in America there is a worldly, rich, self-indulgent, complacent church that Sunday Adelja, the founder of the largest church in Europe, in Kiev, Ukraine, describes in his book, CHURCH SHIFT, as essentially what Jesus Christ objected to in the Book of Revelation (he said the equivalent of "Pfui!" to us):

Jesus Christ to the Church of Laodicea:

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans (most 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


Jesus Christ first, and all the rest will fall into line.

We hold to the truths expressed in the Nicaean Creed in its entirety! Read it. Believe it. It expresses the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ, and was recognized and approved by the early church council at Nicaea, as the everlasting testimony and proclamation of the Church that the Lord Jesus, the Head of the Church, founded.

Photograph by Ronald Ginther, Walls of Old Nicaea, Iznik, Turkey, 1968--"As I walked on top the war-ruined but still impressive walls, I found a turtle doing the same thing!" These walls do not represent the great event, thankfully, that took place within them--the epochal 4th century church council called by Constantine the Great which ratified, but did not create, the immortal truths of the Gospel enshrined in the Nicaean Creed. Athanasius spoke against the heresy then current, which would make Christ less than the Father and the Spirit in the Trinity. God cannot be depreciated--but man can think less, and believe heresy, concerning his true nature. Athanasius was successful in rallying the council members of the assembled churches to hold to the truth, that the Father, Spirit, and the Son are co-equal and co-eternal. This great event, along with the Creed, are enough to place old Nicaea well above Rome and its vainglorious pretensions and claims to be the capital of Christianity, which it truly is not. God already has his city, and He declared it to be Jerusalem, not Rome or any other city. Thank God for Nicaea and the events that took place there, but we take greatest joy in Jerusalem, the City of God, and will reign with Him from his City in the coming Millennium. How do I know that? The Bible says so! Maranatha!

"An Evangelical Christian is a person who believes from the heart that Jesus Christ is the sole source of salvation through faith in Him (this is not a mere mental assent, such as belief that America is a democracy, which requires nothing but mental assent to be held true), has personal faith and conversion with regeneration by the Holy Spirit, recognizes the inspired word of God as the only basis for faith and Christian living, and is committed to Biblical preaching and evangelism that brings others to faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore, an Evangelical church is a church that is characterized by these same beliefs and principles. Some churches that are not considered Evangelical in faith and practice, such as the Roman Catholic Church, or the Eastern Orthodox Church, or the Anglican Church in the high church form, may contain members who are Evangelical."--World MAP Digest, Definition of Terms, p. 7, Winter 2008 Issue.

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