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"For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in truth."--Ps. 33:4

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

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

"A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the trusted stronghold."--Proverbs 21:22

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

The Books of the Bible


I am my neighbor's Bible,

He reads me when we meet;

Today he reads me in my home.

Tomorrow in the street.

He may be relative or friend,

He may be strange to me;

He may not even know my name,

Yet, he is reading ME.

"The Forbidden Book," Exploration Films

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

"Essene Scrolls Center

"The Holy Land Experience," Orlando, Florida

There exist what we call "Bible Lands." The Holy Land is Israel, but the Bible lands comprises Egypt, Greece, and particularly Turkey (Asia Minor, also called Anatolia), as these figure prominantly in the New Testament and the Early Church. The Christian faith was first solidly established in Asia Minor, chiefly by the Apostle Paul. For Asia Minor's atlas and photographs from a tour of ours and Paul's epic missionary journey maps, go to:

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

The Bible scriptures can be found on these little "BITE SIZE" scrolls, and they can be "spooned" out with a tiny wooden paddle, one a day. What a delightful gift for someone dear, or get one for yourself and others for family and friends! Your Christian bookstore ought to have it, or they can order it.

Ever wonder what the Biblical power button is as to how you can get your prayers answered, and be assured even while you are praying that God will hear and answer you? We all want answers to prayers, right? There is a plain and simple way that the Bible teaches us. It is the only way God has provided, so that we need try no other way. First see the Twenty Seven Promises or Assurances in Scripture, and then go to the catalytic or enabling or empowering scripture after the 27th verse:

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

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

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

Bible Treasures

"Bible Atlas & Map Center"

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


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

You are lonely or fearful, Read Psalm 23

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

You are grateful, Read Psalm 103

Others fail you, Read Psalm 27

God seems far away, Read Psalm 139

You need courage, Read Joshua 1

You are discouraged, Read Isaiah 40

You are in danger, Read Psalm 91

You have sinned, Read Psalm 51

You have failed, Read Psalm 38

God has rescued you, Read Psalm 34

You want to praise God, Read Psalm 100

You want to be like Jesus, Read John 15

Responsibility overwhelms, Read Matt. 11:28-30--No. 201, The Tract League, Grand Rapids, MI 49534-1329, or go to:

The Tract League

The Timeline on How We Got the English Language Bible:

Great Site

Abundant Grace from God is still available to us in America, if we repent now without delay and change our ways back to godliness. But if we refuse and continue on the present road, scripture offers no hope for restoration and happiness. As for those who refuse God in America and seek to pervert the chidren with their vain and wicked philosophies of secularism, moral relativism, even Islamic teaching, judgment is coming soon for all of them, no matter how much good they think they are doing. Psalm 119: 53:

"Indignation has taken hold of me bcause of the wicked, who forsake Your law."

Granted that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was certainly no great shakes in regard to his infidelity toward his faithful (but not physically attractive) wife Eleanor, but he carried on his "affair" with his lover "Lucy" as discreetly as he could in his presidency, while maintaining his marriage tie and not choosing divorce as an option (which would have greatly disturbed Americans of that generation). Wasn't that crass hypocrisy on his part? Or was he an otherwise sincere Christian just fallen into gross sin he couldn't master (like so many men today have fallen into pornography on the Internet) or didn't know how to get help to master? It is hard to say, as he may have been a Christian in name only, as millions are today and were then too, surely. But he respected Christianity highly as the foundation of America and society, and said so (who would dare do this today and not be apologizing to the secular press immediately upon being challenged?). Here is his letter printed in the Gideon Pocket Bible of which I have a copy, which was issued to millions of U.S. troops in World War II. You can easily tell that Roosevelt was not politically correct and revered the Bible as the Word of God, whether he lived according to its moral standards or not in his marital relations with his wife.



January 25, 1941

To the Armed Forces:

As Commander-in-Chief I take pleasure in recommending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States. Through the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspiration of the human soul.

Very sincerely yours, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Welcome to the Emmaus Walk!

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

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

"About Me," by Ronald Ginther

Please try this again, as I had the address typed incorrectly!

My profile on Angelfire dealing with my butterfly metaphor:

My Profile

If after all this bio, you still can't get a handle on me, whether I am for real or not, why not look at my dad's wallet contents, which were taken from his badly burned body in the plane he crashed in, and given to her by the officials who examined the crash scene.

These pathetic bits of charred bank checks, pilot licenses, a heat-warped lens for flying goggles, a receipt for his payment for the plane to the aircraft owner who let him go up in a plane he knew was malfunctioning--they tell quite a tragic, violent story, one my brothers and sisters and I, not to mention my aged 100 year old mother, are still living out as best we can. I lost my dad when I was five, and didn't find out how God used that loss for good until almost 35 years later. Now I know...the Rest of the Story! It is a story of the redemption of my Grandfather, who was changed dramatically by the sudden death of his most loved and admired son-in-law, not to mention the death of his young son in his twenties who was equally beloved. It took those two deaths of the ones dearest to him, aside from his wife, to jolt him back into the path of God and off a self-destructive path he had taken that was dooming his marriage and happiness, a path of bitterness, judgmental spirit, and self-righteousness. I lost a dad when I was five, and my family was split thereafter by the loss, but Heaven gained my Grandfather as a born-again believer in God's grace and mercy! Was that fair? It wasn't fair, but it was God's best way to turn evil to good.

Ever since I was five years old, I struggled to understand why God took my father and left us a poor family struggling for its existence, and split too, with two of my brothers going to live with my Grandfather and Grandmother in South Dakota, leaving the rest of us in a draughty, rat-infested cabin on the hillside of a semi-rural, rhubarb, daffodil and berry-growing town of 10,000 or so (at that time it was small, but it has since grown into a city of over 100,000 with very little agriculture preserved). Why? I was constantly wondering. And I grew bitter and resentful, withdrawn and not very sociable. That continued through grade school and up into junior high. Then I made the wonderful "mistake" of leaving this environment and entering a Lutheran high school with dormitories, and it was Christian, in a true sense. I was in an entirely new world there, and it was so affirming and positive, I was drawn toward the God I was blaming indirectly through my questions for my dad's death. It was at this school I was saved and born-again, asking for God's forgiveness of my sins alone in my dorm room one evening. That clinched it. I was truly saved from that moment on. I was given a new heart, of flesh, to replace the hard, bitter, resentful heart I had brought with me. It made all the difference, being saved. I was so blessed at this school, and despite the problems every teen-ager goes through in his developing years, I grew in ways I could never have back in Washington State, where the society was already pagan and unchurched and getting all the more secular and materialistic as each year passed.

Yes, God had something better than ashes from a dead man's charred wallet for a widow's son. I am what I am today, still a heaven-bound Christian, because of that fact. Don't tell me that God can't change a hell-bent human soul, because he changed mine--twice, at least! I was changed when I was born-again at age 15, away at Christian school at a little town in eastern South Dakota, and fifteen years later, after having abandoned God to live a wild, pagan life like everybody else in the service and at colleges, when God came and picked me up and restored me, his prodigal son! Twice a prodigal, it was a lesson to me. I have walked his narrow road ever since, and fully intend not to wander off it again. I can tell you one thing for sure, friend, it isn't worth it, going one's own way rather than God's way. Doing our own thing, we destroy ourselves sooner or later (I know this by experience!), but going God's way we experience God's grace and mercy and reach the destiny for which God designed us. I am not there yet, but I am pressing on--I won't give up and get off the path. As the song goes at the Pentecostal church I attended for eight years, to paraphrase it, "I've gone too far to turn back now."

God gives grace, I find, just when I feel like giving up and everything seems to go against me. He did it today, in fact, after some very difficult hours spent hassling with family members, most of whom I see as real enemies who want nothing to do with what I value most in life. After so much betrayal and rejection, as I see it, I was pretty upset, but then, in incident after incident, God seemed to be showing me things I needed most to hear at that time: and I was encouraged and strengthened, so I didn't end the day as I was about to, in defeat and discouragement, but actually am ending it in faith and renewed commitment to God's way, not mine.

God will do this for you too, friend and Emmaus Road Walker. He plays no favorites--he is the same loving God for every person on Earth, if allowed to be. If he can be loving and full of grace toward a wretch like me--when I am snapping at everyone around me for not coming alongside me in a cause that I believe truly is beneficial to the entire family--then he can be loving to anyone else who is sinking beneath discouragement and even resentment toward others for letting you down. Well, others let Christ down too (his own family resented and resisted and misunderstood him, did they not?), and his disciple Judas betrayed him to his enemies for arrest, but Christ kept on loving these people regardless of how badly they treated and abused him and let him down. His disciples all fled, it is written, but Jesus didn't hold that against them, he forgave them. This is the kind of God he is. He understands how we feel, when others malign us and wipe their shoes on us, attributing all sorts of wrong motives to us to destroy our dreams and make us give up what God has promised, but God will come alongside us--if given the chance. He did this again for me today. That is why I have to tell you about it, so you can get in on His blessing of encouragement too.

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

"Ballad of the Uncrowned," by Ron Ginther

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


Thank God for our soldiers who still love our country enough to fight and even sacrifice life and limb for our freedom!

The God of the Bible is a wonderful God--why? For one thing, because He does not change! What if he were changeable, like Allah, for instance. Or he could morph into countless other manifestations, such as you find the chief gods of Hinduism doing all the time, or Buddha into his innumerable little buddha-incarnations? How could you ever count on God, if he were changeable like these human-created gods? But the Bible proclaims end to end that God does not change. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!" We can always count on Him. Whatever He promises, He will bring to pass. God cannot lie. There is no shadow of turning with the Father of lights. Thanks be to God for His unchangeableness! In this constantly changing world, where you cannot find one thing that is rock solid (not the even the rocks are unchanging!), God alone is rock solid. Christ is our Rock! We can stand on His unchangeable covenant, and promises, and love for us, He cannot change and fail us. Allah will! Vishnu will! Buddha will! Oprah will! But the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is always true and unchangeable, for all time and eternity. Everything else, heaven and earth even, will pass away, but "My word shall not pass away," God assures us. We have God's word for it, that He is unchangeable, so let heaven and earth pass away, His Word to us will remain the same, and our Faithful God will remain with us--and we shall have everything we need in Him.

That is something I am thankful for--aren't you too?

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

Charles Stanley's "America's Future"

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

"We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, p;romote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

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

Required Subjects:

1. Christian Education

2. Prayer

3. Holy Spirit

4. Biblical Science

5. Foundational Principles

6. Witnessing (includes Apologetics) and Discipleship

7. Types of Christ (OT)

8. Bible Covenants/Israel/Bible Atlas

9. Christian Hope and Character

10. The Prophetic Calling

Electives (this is a partial list):

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

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

3. Intro. to Greek

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

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

"Course Articles Center"


"Requirements for Certificate"

The Emmaus Walk Certificate of Excellence

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

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


Daily Audio Bible with Brian

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.

The "Grafted In Decal" is available from TBN for any lovegift. Please specify it when you send it.

A unique keychain, offered by Jews for Jesus for a small charge for shipping and handling, plus the item, featuring the high priest's splendid breastplate that carried a different precious stone for each tribe, totalling twelve in number signifying the Twelve Tribes of Israel represented before Jehovah God by the high priest, Aaron (names for tribes are given in Hebrew on the reverse side). Note that this breastplate was designed by God, not man, so it is a perfect design, you can be sure, as originally delivered by God to Moses.

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

For one elective credit for the Emmaus Walk:

"Bible Resources Center"

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

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:

Crosswalk Bible Website

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

"Faith and Freedom Site/Bookstore"


Did you know that a great Storm is coming against America? Well, it is, or, as Ruth Bell Graham said once: God will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah if he doesn't judge America!"

Billy Graham believes as his wife did, and he has come out with a book we all should read, called "Storm Warning." Franklin Graham explained it as a telling how God will judge sin soon in this nation. That judgment sounds like a terrible one, described as a "storm." I have information that the largest tornado in the U.S. was around two and a half miles wide. It happened in Nebraska in 2004. Well, God's wrath is larger than that, and will encompass the entire nation coast to coast when it hits us with all the ferocity of a super-tornado, or worse. Imagine that! With the nuclear weapons that are now in the hands of the terrorists and the fanatic Muslim regimes such as Iran, Syria, etc., we can be hit with nuclear explosions from one coast to the other simultaneously. We can be destroyed in an hour, there will be mushroom clouds over major cities everywhere our Flag flies on this continential U.S. We can't even handle a hurricane, how about handling this kind of attack? Of course, that would be impossible. We will be destroyed as a nation, and the pieces (if there are any pieces) won't be worth living in or gathering together in a makeshift post-holocaust America. Why not here? They have it in their power to wipe us off the map (as Iran has promised to do to Israel), so what would keep them from doing it? Only God--that is the inescapable fact. Only God! But God may have a deadline for our repentance, and the deadline may already have passed by, and we are now facing extermination. Sorry, but the Bible records the utter destruction of other nations that abandoned God and committed gross abominations and immoralities--and so there is no real hope that God will overlook our gross dereliction. We outrage God daily in this nation, from the apostate pulpit, from the apostate, atheist Congress, from the atheist judiciary, from the godless, anti-Christian White House, from the godless Evolution and immorality-teaching educational establishment. We are worse than pagan, depraved, violent old Rome ever was--as we have the perfect, Bible-based Gospel in greater degree spread throughout our society, far more than the Romans ever had, thanks to the Internet, Television, radio, books, videos, films, and other mass communications, and yet we defy it more than Rome in its ignorance and gross idolatry ever dared. Rome did not use tax monies to support so-called "art" exhibits that mixed urine with crosses (crucifixes) in a bottle, but that is what we have done with the National Endowment of the Arts funds drawn from our public tax taxes. Name anything Rome did, we have done worse and to a greater extent. You might claim we haven't killed thousands of Christians yet in arenas for sheer sadistic entertainment--but yet we use tax money even from Christians to kill tens of millions of innocent unborn children and even seek to fund abortion in countries round the world (as if they needed our help to commit such a crime against humanity!). Surely, all these millions of those unborn children are God's children, even if most parents or mothers were not Christian. No, I doubt very much Rome was worse than we are today. We just do things in a more sophisticated way, that's all, with a higher degree of technology to spread the evil around more efficiently. God is not fooled, or misled by us in the least. He sees clearly how much we have sinned against him in thought, word, and deed, and though he offered us forgiveness, we have so far spurned his gracious offers of mercy and grace in his Son, and then done everything possible to slap God's face and defame him before the whole watching world ("America is not a Christian nation," President Obama braggingly told the Muslim world from the university auditorium in Cairo. America, he said at another time and place, "has many different faiths--Hindu, Muslim, Christian, etc.--which means he contradicted himself in Cairo. When asked by the Muslim's what faith America followed, he said America's religious faith is "shared common values," while naming none of them.). None of Obama's explanations will wash with Almighty God. They certainly did not wash with his Muslim friends either, who all know America is a Christian nation (that is why they consider us the enemy of Islam, call us "The Great Satan" and a prime target for their Jehadists!). God does not share Obama's secularist values, whatever they are. God is God, and Obama is a mere walking and talking clot of proud, arrogant clay claiming to be master of his own destiny. God will be God over a defiant, secularist-run America too, whether we are ready or not. Isn't it high time to repent? We may not have a nation much longer, but we still have souls to be responsible for--namely, our own! Isn't it time to cry out to God for forgiveness?

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

This is excellent, just what the Emmaus Walk is all about: adventuring through the Life of Christ, in the Gospels and the Book of Acts. A study book with pages for notes, by Ray C. Stedman, who was a great Bible expositor. More about it later. I am enjoying it immensely.

Coming, excerpt from Betty Baxter's testimony book, which Oral Roberts in the foreward declared the greatest miracle he had ever seen or heard about, and that is some recommendation coming from the man who witnessed thousands of God's miracles over his many decades of healing ministry. Betty Baxter was a hopelessly crippled child, whom the doctors had given up trying to help and sent home to die. She was so crippled, with her internal organs such as heart and kidney completely ruined, and St. Vitus Dance causing her to shake uncontrollably, that no one but a praying mother thought there was any hope for her. But God...return to her incredible but true, authenticated story here soon.

Basilea Schlink's "Hope for Man in a Hopeless World" contains a message that is all the more timely now that Iran is becoming the biggest threat to both the West and Israel. The Soviet Union's nuclear threat has been replaced by Iran's. If they get one nuclear bomb in their hands, the mad mullahs will use it. They will not sit on the ultimate weapon. When Basilea Schlink sounded the nuclear war alarm in 1967, it wasn't Chicken Little crying that the sky was falling, it was a holy woman of God who had exsperienced the terrors and destruction of the bombing of Darmstadt, Germany, in WWII. Is anyone taking heed today? Just when people think judgment isn't going to fall, it falls! Judgment catches them off their guard, complacent, even asleep. Or they are busy sinning, mistreating others, cheating on their spouses, neglecting their responsibilities, voting for ungodly leaders who promise to give them things, indulging themselves in gourmet coffees and desserts, running up debts for luxuries and lifestyles and houses their incomes cannot support or pay for--they do these things while justifying them with lies, supposing no one, not even God, will ever hold them responsible. Wait a minute! We're not just talking about "those other people"! Let's be honest. Don't you and I have pretty much the same attitude? Maybe something else will hit us before Iran does, but it is clear Iran is building up for the knock-out punch. 9/11 was just a warm-up for what is coming. Just what day it will come, God alone knows. But we know we will not escape judgment if we do not repent. Basilea Schlink had us tagged right when she titled her concluding chapter, "Really the End of Time? Nobody Believes It".

CANAANLAND, which is the center for the Sisters of Mary in Germany.

By the way, the evangelical Sisters built this edifice brick by brick and hauled the cement in wheelbarrows and did almost all the heavy labor--no small feat! They transformed a stretch of mostly barren, sandy ground into an oasis of pools, living quarters, beautiful buildings of all kinds, and places of fellowship, prayer, ministry, and worship, as well as outreach to the world. The gardens and pools, adorned with sculptures found only here, because they were created here, along with inscriptions of the kind they have put in many places internationally, are renowned and well worth a visit when you go to Germany to see the worthwhile sights. My oldest brother, a street evangelist, has been there and gave me this brochure which I am using to show the worship center.

"Hope for Man in a Hopeless World," by Basilea Schlink, an Excerpt

Just as Hollywood has always known (and capitalized on, by filming Elmer Gantry), there are plenty slick snake oil venders posing as evangelists in religious venues today, but Evangelist Bill Cloud, a Hebrew scholar and preacher, held the TBN audience spell-bound with Perry Stone hosting the program, showing from scripture God's plan to make "One New Man" in Christ, joining Jew and Gentile, the wild olive branch (Gentiles) together with the Jew (the true, natural, original olive branch and root). How? Get Cloud's book, "Wheat and Tares." The scriptures tell of this plan, which is nothing that man thought up! You can go to Clouds website and check out this book and the writer and also the scriptures that he lists:

Bill Cloud, "Wheat and Tares"

For the excerpt of "Islam and Terrorism":

"Quran Presents False Christianity," An Excerpt of "Islam and Terrorism" by Mark A. Gabriel, PhD and Former Iman

"Book Reviews Center"

BIBLE PICTURES OF ITSELF is a wonderful thing, is it not? The Bible describes itself as LIGHT, FIRE, SEED, BREAD, MILK, HONEY, MEAT, GOLD, SWORD and HAMMER. If you had those things in the natural, you wouldn't need much else, right? Think what it would mean in the spiritual! You can order this tract from: Faith, Prayer, and Tract League, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, Bible Book Mark No. 162 ($1.80 per doz., $11 per 100).

Click on Healing Channel or for the "The Story of Jesus" booklet

Missions Center:

"Missions Center"

Testimonies of Martyrs Center:

Excerpt: "Martyred: 176,000 Christians in 1 year," by Bob Unruh, Levitt Letter, July 2010 issue. "Christian martyrdom didn't go away with the Middle Ages according to Open Doors USA, which has combined efforts with the Way of the Master andLiving Waters ministries to focus on those who are being persecuted for their faith. An estimated 176,000 Christians around the world were martyred--killed for their faith--from the middle of 2008 tot hemiddle of 2009. That's 482 deaths per day, one every three minutes. Does the UN and the various human rights NGO's get excited and upset about such bloodshed on a massive scale? No, not in the least. They totally overlook it and focus on other issues instead, letting the bloodletting and massacre of Christians go on day after day, year after year, without a single peep against it. It is then for Christians to speak up for their fellow suffering (and dying!) brethren in the faith!

"Spokesman Emeal Zwayne said that few Christians in the U.S. are even aware"that so many Christians are losing their lives for their faith. It's as though we in the U.S. live in a different world from the rest of the Body of Christ.

"Zwayne said Open Doors has beenworking 'to try and draw attention tot he plight of the Persecuted Church, because Scripture tells us to remember those who are persecuted for the sake of Christ.

In 2010 World Watch List cited North Korea, which rep;ortedly uses Christians as guinea pigs to test chemical and biological weapons, as the world's worst persecutor of Christians. Iran, which may be using Christians as scapegoats for internal opposition to its president, is #2. Iranis among eight nations in the top 10 of the 50 worst persecutors of Christiansin which Sharia (Islamic) law is dominant. A total of 35 nations on the listare under some form of Sharia. 'We canclassify that as a growing trend,' Jerry Dykstra, a spokesman for the ministry said. 'We've seen more countries (on the list) from the Muslim world.'"

Think of Iran imprisoning and torturing Christian pastors, think of North Korea doing the same thing, and using Christians as guinea pigs for hideous experiemts just as the Nazis used the Jews in death camps, think of China harvesting organs from prisoners, many of them Christians no doubt they have arrested for meeting in forbidden home churches--that could happen to us here in America, at the rate Christianity is becoming a forbidden faith under the secularists and Islamacists in our government. We need to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering right now and even dying for their faith. How can we ask prayer when we didn't bother praying for them when we had opportunity?

We must also mention that Islam is bitterly persecuting Christians who were former Muslims, with a demonic passion! They are branded "Apostates". That term alone carries the automatic sentence of death in Islamic society. Though many have fled to America to be free, they are under fatwas by imams back in their former homelands that call and sanction anyone going and killing them. I watched three former Muslims turned Christians testify to Jay Sekulow on his TV program, telling how they are being hounded and followed and must, with their children, live under the threat of death daily. Seeking to inform Americans and the government so that they can literally survive being killed by Muslim assassins sent to kill them, they have founded an organization called "Former Muslims United." A former Muslim was just recently murdered in Canada. It can happen here as well. This is such an outrage! All Americans ought to be told about this going on, as soon as possible. For Sharia law, which is spreading everywhere, after the building of mosques (up to 6,000 so far in the U.S. but not one church in Saudi Arabia, whi funds these mosques with our petrodollars!), is the engine of Islamic terrorism and Islamic takeover of democratic Western societies. In the mosques it is taught that the Muslims coming to the U.S. to live must not assimilate. They are also taught in some mosques to hate America and to fight against America until it is overthrown and an Islamic Republic under Sharia Law is raised on the ashes of what was America. So much for the "religion of peace," that many secularists still insist on calling Islam. To go to the website to help the targets and victims of Sharia law being enforced:

Former Muslims United

"Testimonies of Martyrs Center"


There are numerous Christian ministries that deal with Christian activism. We have recommended a number to you, but you can easily find them on your own. "Campaign Save America," founded by Bob Fraley, is one you might consider supporting in some way, either with volunteer work or in actual money gifts. The website is:

Please try it again, just corrected the address!--Ed.

Campaign Save America

In Bob Fraley's excellent booklet, "Campaign Save America," has an excellent account of America's Christian founding and what God did to revive the faith of Christians after that founding as well. We will give you an excerpt of the spiritual founding as well as the Awakenings that the Holy Spirit produced to recall America back to God at various times. We are due a Third Awakening, and if we do not have one, we are indeed lost as a nation. There is no more desperate and dark time than this one we are now facing in America. Please return for the excerpt.


First Christian Settlements, Founding of America, and Great Awakenings, Intervention Numbers 1-6, "Campaign Save America" booklet, by Bob Fraley

"Christian Activism Center"

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

Preparations are going on right now for the building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. Were you aware of them? Why should it matter if you are or you aren't? The chief reason is that they are a sign of the times--that Christ is coming very, very soon! That is why we should be aware of these preparations, also the politics and the religious questions swirling over the Temple Mount in particular and the coming Third Temple. The Bible tells us in Revelation there will be a Third Temple in Jerusalem--and Gordon Lindsay takes up this topic in this excerpt we have taken from his book, "Fire over the Holy Land." Though written in 1967, 43 years ago, it reads like today's paper. Forty three years have not added anything to the imminence of the events that will usher in the Third Temple and the rise of the Anti-Christ as World Ruler. Why should Christians care what Messianic Jews are doing to prepare for the Third Temple? Well, for one thing, the Rapture will occur shortly before the Temple's construction and the Anti-Christ's assumption of power. Does the Rapture concern you, Emmaus Walker? It ought to! The Bible tells us to watch and pray and be sober, lest we be one of those who fails to keep awake and are sleeping when the Bridegroom suddenly comes at midnight. We were warned by Christ himself! Let us take heed now, while we still can. Othewise, we will have to take what the Five Foolish Virgins received--they were shut out of the Wedding, they lost out on the Kingdom when the doors opened to receive all who were looking expectantly for their Lord's appearing and were ready to go immediately in when he called for them. Don't be shut out, don't lose out on the Rapture. It is your choice and mine too. I choose to be ready! I choose to stay in his Word daily, to walk holy in my life and conduct, to love everybody and forgive everybody, and confess my sins daily to the Lord--doing everything I can to the glory of God. That isn't impossible--it is Christ in me doing it. He can prepare me, he can make me what He wants in a instrument or vessel of his, he can make a saint of a sinner--yes, He only can! My part is to trust and obey him, like a child would his parents. God will do the rest. I know I stumble and sin a thousand times, but even so he forgives, and I get up and go on with him, hand in hand. That is the kind of God He is. He will not fail me.

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

We all hear the fierce, rock-hard, competing claims. "Its Our land!" the Palestinians shout to the world, their trigger-fingers twitching. "No, it's OURS!" cries the Israelis. Right at the heart of the controversy is Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv. Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are the real bone of contention, let it be understood. The rest of the country is mere frosting on the cake to the Palestinians and Israelis alike. Now who should control or own the Temple Mount site where the Dome of the Rock Shrine with its golden dome and the Al-Aqsa Mosque (with its gray or silver dome) are located at present. I say "at present," advisedly, as Christ is coming, and these structures will not stand before His holy gaze, and if they survive to His Second Coming, they will be utterly swept away then and there. Herbert Novitzky has a historical article about these structures and how they came to be occupying the Temple Mount as if they owned the site forever. Well, they don't own the site--only God owns that site, and He intends to have a Temple there, one in the Tribulation Period, and another in the Millennial Reign of Christ. So what we see now is temporary, and perhaps even in a few years the present structures will be gone, forever. The myths which have inspired these structures into being, they too will be swept away and utterly forgotten. God has eternal truth, and eternal truth will hold sway on this earth, and that domain includes Jerusalem, the City of the Great King, as Christ himself calls it.

Would you like to know what the dark myths undergirding the Shrine of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are? Would you like to know how those shrines got there, and there isn't a Jewish Temple there instead? This is no theme park, like one put up by a developer of Disneyland or Disneyworld. Blood, sweat, tears, and more blood and tears, enough to fill a river, were poured out on the stone platform of that big square patch of marble or stone pavement called the Temple Mount. Savage wars were fought there for hundreds and thousands of years, armies clashed, conquering generals, emperors, caliphs, and army commanders all had their day on this Mount. Oh, there were periods of relative peace on it, but those periods all came to an end, producing slaughter, pillage, conquest, glory, defeat and misery. All these combatants came and made a terrific mess of the Mount, and what you see today is but one stage of that mess of the ages. But Christ the Ruler of All will come soon and clear away the mess and make everything beautiful, glorious, and pure on that Mount of Zion. It's going to happen. But first the Rapture, then the Tribulation/Great Tribulation Period of 7 years, then the Millennial Reign of Christ. A Third, then a Fourth Temple that is everlasting will stand on the Temple Mount. Are you looking forward to it, Emmaus Walker? You should be if you're not! Everything you are fond on now outside Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is going to be destroyed and vanish, and yet that Temple Mount will remain, to be restored beyond what we can imagine to become the very pinacle of beauty and glory and excellence--truly the Joy of the whole earth! There the saints of God will congregate to worship and adore and serve the Great King, Jesus (Y'shua), forever. I truly hate what I see now on the Temple Mount. It is grossly ugly, impure, hateful. It is not of God, it is anti-God, anti-Christ in fact. Sin and rebellion and satanic deception has created the awful scene we see on that Mount today, where riots take place, stones are thrown at Jews at the Wailing Wall nearby, gunshots ring out from time to time, and blasphemies are inscribed against God's Son on the insides of the buildings. But God will come, in the Person of His Son Jesus, and purify and cleanse the Mount, and seat His glory there. Maranatha!

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


The best friends that Israel and the Jews have are not what many Jews perhaps think. Zionist evangelicals in America and elsewhere too, they are among the best friends of Israel and the Jews. But there is a Jewish organization for evangelism, that is also a best friend of Israel and the Jews. This friendship isn't a biological thing only (for we all know divided families, where the blood tie runs cold or even too hot and family members are forever at each other's throats!), or a patriotic thing only ("O Israel, 'tis of thee, sweet land of...", or a political thing only (Israel for this or that political party), it is spiritually based, which the strongest foundation of all, since everything else we named as a possible tie-in is passing and transient. Biology is degradable--as in the term "biodegradable." Politics are more than passing, just try to think of all the political parties that have gone belly-up, here in America alone--there must have been hundreds! Some other countries, like France and Italy with more volatile voting publics, might even number thousands. So if biology and party and patriotism are not going to provide anything lasting, what can? The Spirit of God! Without the spirit, there can be no permanence. Jews for Jesus isn't just an organization formed for evangelism and for making Jesus the Messiah an issue with the Jewish people worldwide. It is a primary spiritual foundation for the Chosen People, Chosen by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God who chose the Jews for a unique role in the world: to produce the Messiah and Savior of the World, Jesus. This spiritual foundation witnesses eloquently, right in the streets of major cities, in private homes, in neighborhoods, in coffee shops, at street or citywide festivals, wherever Jews are liable to congregate, to Jesus the Messiah and Savior to Jews and Gentiles alike, but is focused on the Jewish people of course. Check it out. Go to their website, or write for their newsletter. Get involved if you want to help bring the Messiah to the Jewish people, people who have been the most persecuted group on earth for thousands of years, and still are being bitterly persecuted. They need a loving, saving Lord Jesus the Messiah, but first they have to be told of him by those who know him. That is where Jews for Jesus comes in. There are other ministries and groups who do the same thing, have the same mission, but this is not Gentiles talking to Jews about Jesus the Messiah, but Jews going Jew to Jew, in fact, and that can play the winning card with hearts that have been scarred by anti-semitism inflicted on them by Gentiles and even some ignorant Christians.

You would have to look far to find more loving people than those who serve in Jews for Jesus. They are not flaming fanatics, they are loving people who want other Jews to know the joy and salvation of knowing Jesus the Messiah too. It is that basic and simple a ministry. "Behold Your God" is the Jews for Jesus program to reach the Jews of the major cities across the world. They have a CD showing you their ministry. You may have it sent to you free.

Jews for Jesus

If you write them:

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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "I sincerely hope when President Obama goes in for his annual check-up, the doctors at Bethesda will do a brain scan. Surely something must be terribly wrong with a man who seems to be far more concerned with a Jew building a house in Israel than with Muslims building a nuclear bomb in Iran."--Observation by Burt Prelutsky, a syndicated columnist, reprinted in "The Lamplighter," Nov-Dec 2009, p. 15.

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

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

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

The Debka File

Replacement Theologians and anti-Semites (including the Presbyterian Church USA and your divestiture attacks on Israel and your pro-PLO versus Israel stance, a policy the Simon Wisenthal Center says amounts to a declaration of war against Israel), beware! If you are so foolish and brain-dead as to attack the Jews, you are sticking your finger in God's eye, of which the Jews are the apple!

For the editorial of "Malevolent Momentum" concerning attacks by U.S. denominations and others on Israel, go to "Israel My Glory" magazine, May-June 2010, page 6. These attackers are identified by Israeli p.m. "Bibi" Netanyahu as Islamic Amaleks. Remember how bitter and vicious the Amalekites were to Israel in the earliest days, well that spirit is still alive and well in the world, and evidently growing in strength by leaps and bounds in American mainline church denominations and even in evangelical circles! How tragic and foolish this is! God still means what He says, that whoever blesses his people of Israel will be blessed, but whoever curses Israel will be cursed! God doesn't change his mind on this. We are really in for it, when God decides the grace period for our nation and people is ended and we receive the deserved judgment and destruction that a curser of Israel his Chosen People must bring to us, if God is a God of Justice, which he truly is.

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

"Andrew Bostom, and the Hitler and Jehad Connection

"Friendship for Israel Center"

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

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

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

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


On my times spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey, extending in total to a year and not quite a half, I met quite a number of Muslim people, Turkish and Arab (and so-called Palestinian). Some Arabs I met were Christians--Lutherans, Baptist, Orthodox or Nominal. I met shopkeepers, teachers, pastors, ministry heads of orphanages, blind Arab girls who weave sweaters, bus drivers, hotel workers, tour guide workers, hotel clerks, passers-by in the busy streets, engineers on way to Arabian oil fields, recruiters for the oil fields, simple housewives and families in their homes, whole households of extended Arab families in Bethlehem, poor widows, rich old ladies who remembered the British Mandate days, young Arab shopkeepers, well-off Christian Arab curtain dealers, paint and sundries shopkeepers, a watch mender, you name it--Arabs of all classes and ways of life and occupations of every kind, and found them to be most friendly, hospitable, helpful, generous, conscientious, kind-hearted and interesting, outgoing people. What kind of evil could turn some of these into suicide bombers or supporters of such genocidal murder against the Jews? It has to be satanic. I do not believe the Arab people could do this on their own--it has to be Satan's own systemic murderous rebellion and hatred of God and his plan for the world and the Jews His Chosen People. They have been poisoned and twisted by this Satanic hatred, and it got going in some of them through the politicians' manipulation of l events in the Middle East, misinterpreting them to their political advantage, so as to created a whole population of revengeful people that they could use as cannon fodder in their war against the Jews of Israel. This is the atrocity, that the Arabs were victimized first by their own leaders for their political advantage, then used as cannon fodder who suffer in every war that is launched against Israel. They will continue to suffer as these satan-inspired leaders continue their attacks, for God will never let Israel be destroyed by Satan and any of his human henchmen. Numerous prophecies fortell the terrible end for all nations that attack Israel to destroy the Jews from off the earth. The promise still holds, that whoeever blesses Israel will be blessed by God, but whoever curses Israel will be cursed. My pray is that the Arab people will wake up, throw off the leaders who lead them astray, and bless Israel. Together, they could make the Middle East the centerpiece of world prosperity, as God would bless this community of Jews and Arab Gentiles stupendously, as Gordon Lindsay himself said shortly before his homegoing to heaven. See the excerpt to his booklet on this blessing (which we will post soon as possible):

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

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

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

A pastor of a main Nazareth church, a valiant Christian and Arab champion with a mission to bring Christ to his brethren the Arab peoples, worked with the author and has this book, the True Koran (or Qur'an) (or Furqan, which we have in our Emmaus Walk possession) available:

"The True Furqan" at

Dr. Michael Gabriel has a portion of a chapter we will "excerpt" that will put to rest the notion that Islam and Christianity worship the same God. We hope to have it on-line soon.

World Net Daily, for Story of Sheik Masab Yousef's Believing in Jesus Christ

Anti-Semitism Center:

"Anti-Semitism of the Church Fathers"

Islam vs. the West Center:

"The Movie Fitna"

VINE AND BRANCHES has a video featured:

To obtain the video (donation of $20) go to:

"The Third Jihad," VINE AND BRANCHES

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


Bob Fraley's booklet gives an excellent account of America's founding, and also shows how Martin Luther and others re-discovered the Gospel that had been lost for long centuries. Satan is attacking America, because America has been a special creation like Israel by God Almighty, formed for his purposes. Our Founding Fathers knew this special role for America. They said so! America is a shining city set on a hill. America is for the propagation of the Gospel not only in the Western Hemisphere but the whole world. America is a beacon of righteousness and God's favor. All this Satan has conspired with his godless confederates in American society today to pervert and destroy. Fraley describes the two Great Awakenings and the leaders--Moody, Charles Finney, A. B. Earle, Whitefield, and others--who preached the Gospel and hundreds of thousands of people in America were saved, their lives transformed, and their society with them. He tells how these moves of God provided the foundation for the founding of our Country and the writing of our Constitution and Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, not to mention, colonial charters and later the states' constitutions. Did they think this country was Christian? Would you agree that the Supreme Court has something to say about that question? The Supreme Court, in 1892, stated in the case of THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY VS. THE UNITED STATES: "Our laws and institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind [Jesus Christ]. It is impossible that it should be otherwise and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian. This is historically true from the discovery of this continent [by a Catholic Christian, Christopher Columbus] to the present hour; we find everywhere a clear recognition of this truth. These many other matters add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic uttererances that this is a Christian nation."

Excerpt of Bob Fraley's "Campaign Save America"

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

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

"The Second Coming," by Billy Sunday

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

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

Liberals and secularists, and even some foolish Christians (and I don't say "uneducated," for some have PhD's and are Doctors of Divinity!) who don't know their own American history, like to question that George Washington was a Christian. Could anybody but a true Christian, full of reverence for God and Christ, pray this?

"Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large.

And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Thinking that they need to apologize to the world for America, PhD-holding secularists in American Ivy League universities write lot of books critical of our American heritage and claim that the man who prayed this prayer was not a Christian but was a Deist! They can cite no references, of course, with the lame excuse no reputable scholar would give that there is no need for evidence. That is how entrenched ignorance and secularism are in our universities today, which are training the next government leaders! We are in sad shape, indeed, in American educational circles!





Just because the national day has passed, the individual day hasn't--we as Christians need to KEEP PRAYING FOR AMERICA. Let this be daily at least. We have a country being weighed in the balance, and it isn't weighing toward clemency, just the opposite, if all the signs for destruction are set on one side of the scale and God's Justice as the counterweight.

Thursday, May 6, is the National Day of Prayer! Franklin Graham is the 2010 Honorary Chairman of the 59th Annual National Day of Prayer. He states in "Prayer For Such a Time as This":

"In 1952 the U.S. Congress set aside the National Day of Prayer as a time to intercede for our nation and its leaders. The Bible commands us to regularly and fervently pray 'for kings and all thsoe in authority' (2 Timothy 2:2; NIV). It also informs us that the initiative for national spiritual healing and renewal lies with followers of Christ (see 2 Chronicles 7;14).

"I believe our nation is in a perilous spiritual state. We must pray. We must call on God to heal our land, forgive our sins, and leade us in the path of righteousness. Please join with believers across this great nation on Thursday, May 6, and the days following as we cry out to the Lord for His mercy and help.

"I will be on my knees. I hope you will be on yours. Thank you and God bless you."

We might also be in prayer for the lady judge (evidently of the Woodstock generation) who has just now ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, declaring that there is no tradition for it in our nation's founding. The nation was called to prayer at the forming of the Constitutional convention in Philadelphia. Our leaders humbly knelt and prayed, at Benjamin Franklin's urging, and our nation was born! Abraham Lincoln called for a national day of prayer. Franklin D. Roosevelt went on the radio and called America to prayer. Dwight Eisenhower, at his inauguration, led the gathering and also the nation in prayer for himself and the nation. Since 1952, 59 calls for national prayer have come from presidents too numerous to mention. Yet there is no tradition for the National Day of Prayer in our history?

Excerpt From Leading the Way's "My Journal": "The Heating Plant"

Charles Spurgeon was a great British preacher during the 1800s. One Sunday evening five college students were in town decided to visit Spurgeon's church to hear him preach. They had arrived early in order to secure their seats. As they were waiting for the services to begin, a man approached them. He said, "Gentlemen, let me show you around. Would you like to see the heating plant of this church?" The students did not want to spend time in a furnace room since it was a hot summer day, but they obliged the kind stranger.

"The students followed the man down the stairs to the basement level. The man pointed to a door and told them, "This is our heating plant." As he opened the door, the students saw 700 people bowed in prayer, seeking God's blessing on that evening's service. As the man closed the door, he introduced himself as Charles Spurgeon.

"One of the things that made Charles Spurgeon such a successful preacher was his dependence upon God in prayer. What is the 'heating plant" of your life like? Is it strong and persistent prayer, or is it a cold room with just a flickering flame?"--Joshua and Michael Youssef. You can contact MY JOURNAL at:

Barack H. Obama has just defamed the National Day of Prayer as well! He finds it more convenient not to choose a church in Washingto to worship the Lord in--claiming that it would be too much a disturbance to other people in the church. Last Christmas he did not attend church, but went to a gymnasium instead. Now with the National Day of Prayer, he did not attend or call for it or support it in any way. In fact, Franklin Graham was denied, after being invited, to hold prayer at the Pentagon, because, the Obama White House stated, Franklin Graham had made remarks against Moslems. What Franklin has said, he repeated, is that he deplores the horrid treatment of women by Islam, something Obama and his government ignores as it caters to Muslim dictatorships and authoritarian regimes round the world. Franklin Graham, asked to comment on the dismissal, stated that he believed this was a "slap in the face of evangelicals." So it is! He said that Moslems have prayer and every access to government to conduct their services, and he has no problem with that, but when he criticized Islam for doing exactly what it does against women and also humanity, this is not permitted and he is shut out.

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

Part II, Twilah Fox Message

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

"Revival Center"

Christian Women's Center:

I just saw a bumper sticker on a car saying, "EVE WAS FRAMED". That is very funny! But was she really framed? How could you tell for sure if you don't accept the Bible's account? The Bible is the only proof she existed and tells all about her everything we need to know. What other source could tell us about her as an individual? There is none else! Genesis is the book, and from there on the Bible speaks of her too, but Genesis is the book that gives us all the important facts about her. And the Bible doesn't show she was framed, far from it. She took willingly of forbidden fruit, defying God's command, by her own choice (the mantra of the Far Left and Feminism movement is "Choice", is it not? She willingly did this, though she knew better, having been told by her husband Adam what God said forbidding them to eat fruit of this one tree alone. It was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and God forbade them eating of it. The Tree of Life also stood in the Garden of Eden, and for some reason they didn't eat any fruit from it. They would have been immortal souls, if they had done so. So when the Devil came in the body of a serpent, which was a four-footed lovely creature then, he was sly and deceived Eve into thinking God was unfair to her and that she could improve herself (who needed no improvement) and even become like God if she took the forbidden fruit and ate it. So she did, and sinned. Then when Adam came to her, she enticed him to eat the fruit and he ate and sinned, and being the head of the human household he dragged not only himself, and Eve, but also the whole creation, hitherto sinless, into sin and bondage to Satan by his rebellious sin against God's command. Neither Eve nor Adam were framed in any sense of the word. They willingly sinned against God and then began to suffer the consequences--guilt, disfellowship with God their Creator, a fall into sin and more sin, and ultimately disease and death, not to mention all the human strife (even the murder of their son Abel by their other son Cain).

We ought to see, "READ YOUR BIBLE: EVE WAS DEFINITELY NOT FRAMED!" on a bumper. That is the truth. But put a companion sticker there too, AND ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED AS SHE WAS, HE SINNED WITH EYES WIDE OPEN! Is there a bumper big enough for those two stickers? Yes! on trucks and also the bigger SUVs!

But you need not take my account, go to Genesis, read and find out yourself who is telling the truth, the Bible or the ignorant sticker maker who framed this lie for people to show around town to other gullible souls.

Hats off to Governor Linda Lingle for her brave and just veto of the Hawaii legislature bill to legalize same-sex marriage of homosexuals or lesbians and put them on the same legal footing as traditional marriage, with all rights and privileges and tax breaks on the job and off. God bless Governor Lingle, and may God support her, and may all Christians who love God's laws including the first institution he gave man--marriage of one man with one woman. Again, it is the women of godly principle that are standing up against the swelling, noxious, toxic tide of secularism and humanism in this society! God bless Governor Lingle and all who stand with her on this issue. The children and women are the big winners in this. Abuse skyrockets for women and children if you depreciate traditional marriage and the family life founded on that basis, the surveys all show this. Radical groups who promote homosexual "civil unions" cannot create a viable, worth-living-in society, so they aim to destroy the present one and substitute a jungle where they will no longer have to live and co-exist with the alternative to their hellish existence, which is a pathetic parody of the relationship God their Creator intended for them to live. The statistics of disease alone involved in such relationships ordinarily (the multiple partners and sex without safeguards taking place constantly in the homosexual culture) would warn us that such a relationship cannot sustain human life in any satisfactory way. We are so thankful there are still people who will not overlook these alarming facts for political advantage or expedience or the big bucks that special interest groups like NARAL have to bribe legislators and even governors. By all means, go to the website of the State of Hawaii and commend Gov. Lingle in an email. We need to support her and all other governors who will now dare to follow her brave and intelligent decision. Her veto will preserve the lives, health, and happiness of countless women and children against the abuse that will take place if traditional marriage is cast aside as the foundational institution of society by so-called "civil unions" of homosexuals and lesbians (which would then be forced upon the children in schools in special indoctrination programs, as has already happened wherever these "civil unions" are legalized.

Hats off to Jan Brewer, Arizona State Governor! She has signed the Arizona state bill that simply mirrors the Federal laws regarding the borders and illegals, to enforce it, which the Federal Government has refused to do despite constant pleas to Obama by Jan Brewer, letter after letter. Going on the Shawn Hannity program, she said they have never responded to her letters! Imagine that! Ignoring a state governor! How much more will they ignore the letters and petititions of more ordinary U.S. citizens! The Obama representatives have even apologized to China for the Arizona law, as if it is a big mistake the Arizonans made in passing this law for their own safety and welfare. Arizona is not going to back down. 77% of the citizens stand behind their governor and this bill. They are fed up with the drugs, the human traffiking, the crime spilling into their streets from the illegals who cross over by the thousands over the unpatrolled, uncontrolled U.S. border with Mexico. Phoenix is highest in kidnapping in the U.S.! Jan Brewer stated on the Hannity show that Arizonans are fed up with the millions and millions they must pay out for the cost of incarcerating and apprehending these criminals, not to mention the social welfare and health care and education and all the rest (which these illegals pay nothing for!). Boycotts hurt people, the very ones the liberals say they are so concerned about. Jan Brewer said she wouldn't support a boycott, shutting off Arizona's power to Los Angeles in return for Los Angeles slapping a boycott on Arizona, but if L.A. refused to pay its power bill (it gets 1/3 of its energy from Arizona), they of course would be forced to shut off their power (just as any houseowner who refused to pay his bill gets his power shut off). Something to think about, you liberals ruling L.A.! You are hurting both your own people and also Arizonans who are simply wanting to have walls on their house. A house without walls, Jan Brewer said, collapses! So too with a country without borders, which refused to protect them, as the Obama regime is doing right now. The polls are showing that most Americans support the moves to enforce our own Federal laws governing the borders--and want the illegals stopped from taking over our country and committing crimes everywhere they please, while draining our state treasuries of funds that should be going to support the social services due legal citizens. Jan Brewer said that can't continue any longer, there is no money to keep paying out for these illegals. She said they had to cut back, cut back, cut back, and it is absolutely necessary to stop this sacking of the state treasure by illegals--not in blue yonder, but now! Hence, the Arizona law which does not support profiling (as the liberals claim falsely, most without even having read the 16 page bill, posted by the way on Shawn Hannity's webpage). Even the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted to a questioner (I heard the interview twice on the radio, so this isn't hearsay) that he hadn't read the Arizona bill, though earlier he had condemned the bill for racial profiling. They are shown to be liars, caught red-handed with their politization of the issue, when actually it is the Obama regime's default that brought forth the Arizona bill.

Go to Jan Brewer's webpage or the Arizona State webpage and encourage her and tell her how much you appreciate her and her brave stand against the Federal Government's utter failure to enforce Federal laws on the border. You certainly cannot go and congratulate Obama for enforcing such laws! He has done just the opposite, and has just had the Mexican president to a White House dinner, with Mexican foods featured, at which he no doubt apologized again for the Arizona bill while assuring the Mexican president that he will do all he can to squelch Arizona and its brave attempt to stem the flood of illegals, drug runners, prostitute rings, and even terrorists into that border state. What he said publicly about the statements he made, I take no stock in, for he said what he thought we might believe, not what he actually said. Whenever he says anything, he usually has an ulterior motive quite the opposite of his statement, and if you take the opposite meaning, you probably have the truth with this man. That is what a sad case he is as a man--no integrity! He will not get away with one lie, one deception of his, for it is all being recorded by the books in heaven. The Bible says so! That is not my own idea. One day these books will be opened, and everything he really said with the Mexican president will be exposed along with all his other lies to the American people and the world. He needs to repent before that terrible day breaks upon his head! Grace is not unlimited. It will run out one day for him or you or me, if we do not repent while we still have grace extended to us. Lastly, check out the Personal Update Magazine in the Recommended List below, which deals with Brewer's "audacity" in factual ways that will inform you beyond what the papers and liberal media will do for you.

Wonder what to do with yourself sometimes, feel at loose ends somehow, or disconnected from other women spiritually--look up the local chapter of AGLOW INTERNATIONAL. There are many in each state. You will love it, and it could be a life changing experience for you, as it has been for countless women throughout this country and across the world.

"Jewel in the Shadows: the Story of Abigail in the Bible," by Ronald Ginther

American Bible Society, and Debbie Midkiff Video 1

"Hero on a Guardrail," Debbie Midkiff's story in the American Bible Society Record

For Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern's Proclamation of Morality, go to:

Oklahoma State Proclamation of Morality, by Okla. State Rep. Sally Kern

Evidently, the women in America have more backbone, generally, then the men! They are standing up in defense of liberty and our Constitutional rights while the men are apologizing and backing down and compromising with the enemies of a free America! Shame on us men!

Some of these women are "bad apples," some are "good apples." Can you tell which are witches and which are saints? Here they are:

Anna (Luke 2:36), Bernice (Acts 25:13), Chloe (I Cor. 1:11), Claudia (2 Tim. 4:21), Damaris (Acts 17:"34), Elizabeth (Luke 1:5), Eunice (2Tim. 1:5), Euodia (Phil. 4:2), Herodias (Mark 6:17), Joanna (Luke 8:3), Julia (Romans 16:15), Lois (2 Tim. 1:5), Lydia (Acts 16:14), Martha and Mary (John 11:1), Mary (Matt. 1:18), Mary (Mark 15:40), Mary Magdalene (Matt. 27:56), Persis (Romans 16:12), Phoebe (Romans 16:1), Priscilla (Acts 12:13), Rhoda (Acts 12:13), Salome (Mark 15:40), Sapphira (Acts 5:1), Susanna (Luke 8:3), Syntyche (Phil. 4:2), Tabitha (Acts 9:36).--list prepared by Nina Detting, Warrensburg, Missouri.

Let's count the good apples and then the bad apples, and return here for a comparison with our results.

Now, among these women on this roster of sorts, who are the Good Apples, who are the Bad? Without consulting the scriptures first (and no cheating please!), make out your respective lists of "Good" and "Bad." My list of "Good Apples" has to be: Anna, Chloe, Damaris, Elizabeth, Eunice, Joanna, Mary Magdalene, Persis, Lydia, Martha and Mary, Mary, Lois, Julia, Phoebe, Priscilla, Rhoda, Susanna, and Tabitha. That is without consulting the scriptures first. Claudia, for my list, is "provisional." I am just not sure, but I would guess she is Pilate's wife, who warned him she had a dream and advised him in writing not to do anything against Jesus when he came before him.

Now I will proceed to check that list against the scriptures soon as I can. But myy "Bad Apples" are: Bernice, Euodia, Herodias, Salome, Sapphira, Syntyche. How does this compare with your lists? Each of us can grade ourselves, as to how good or bad we did on this fun test of our Bible knowledge of famous women in the Bible. Now if I, a man should do a lot better than you, if you are a woman, that should tell you something--you need to get into the Bible more concerning these women, as they were important enough to get into the scriptures, which last forever. Shouldn't we know about them?

I am slow concerning my research into these various kinds of "Apples." I have many irons in the fire, so to speak--my lame excuse. I doubt most of you haven't already looked up those scriptures too! How did you fare? Good, excellent, fair or below? Fifty per cent, let us say is Fair (let's not be too easy on ourselves). Anything below, you or I need to do some work to improve! But let's put good at about 60 to 80 per cent. Excellent can be 85 to 100 per cent. So: Fair: 50%, or half. Good: 60-80% Excellent: 85-100%. We have to give or take a few points. Fair is actually set low deliberately here, as Bible knowledge these days even in churches is chronically low (so we are told), as we have to give some hope despite this fact to those who are starting in the remedial zone but still will work to do better, since they are sincere and honest about learning the Bible truths. I have had so much Bible training since my early boyhood--I should be a theologian by now! I have gone to Bible school too! But really the best Bible school is the School of Hard Knocks, I find, that God has put me through. It is there that the Bible really comes alive in a way that no course or school could ever teach me. I still value such schools and courses, but the School of Adversity and Trials is God's best and chosen way to chasten, correct, and remake us according to His purposes. Agree? I think the Bible backs me up in that statement.

Surprise, surprise? Billy Graham credits Vashti as a woman of moral caliber! Vashti was the queen that Ahasuerus the king of Persia ordered to come out to show his guests what a beauty he had as a wife--only that was a terrible disgrace to a secluded harem woman in an Eastern society (and still would be considered that today), and a disgrace she considered worse than death or whatever else he might do to her if she told him she wasn't coming, "hell or high water." We know the rest of the story: he was furious, and ordered that Vashti's crown be taken from her, and a beauty contest was put in place, with all the most beautiful hopefuls of the realm gathered, Esther among them, for the king to choose the fairest of them all.

Vashti, however, was driven away from her palace and all her privileges, having lost her crown and the king's favor and her position as queen and wife of the king. She "lost all," apparently. But not quite all, according to Billy Graham: she stood on her moral rights as a woman in that society, knowing perfectly well the king had overreached his own rights even as a husband, and went away from court with her sense of dignity and integrity intact. The king, however, could not claim as much--for he had treated Vashti most unfairly, though as a king he could not be reprimanded for his outrage against his wife.

I hadn't the courage before to come out in defense of Vashti. Most men won't, because she refused to do what her husband demanded, even though they must admit that he was treating her unfairly, if they know Eastern cultures and customs to any extent. So Billy Graham, hats go off to him for citing Vashti as a good moral example for women, and men too. She did what was right, and refused to compromise, regardless of the consequences. To cross a king in that day could well mean the loss of your head, not just your crown and position in court! She knew that, yet she did the only thing she could do to preserve her dignity and integrity, she refused to do the evil thing her king-husband demanded of her. She is, therefore, an exemplar to us, every bit as much as Esther, for another reason, is an exemplar of courage.


Stuart Hawkins and his wife were happy souls, and happily married for many years, as this photo shows without doubt. Stuart Hawkins, a Pacific Northwest poet from Olympia, has this to say to his Mom in a special poem:

Thanks Mom

For not having an abortion

Thanks for bearing me

Inside you with love

And care

And anticipation

My life may be troubled

Perhaps I will cry more than I will laugh

But no matter what

I thank you

For that greatest gift of all


We called attention to the millions of black Americans being systematically targeted and exploited by the giant death industry of Planned Parenthood, plunking their offices and "clinics" right smack in the heart of black communities. Here in Washington State, in Tacoma, there is a Planned Parenthood clinic smack center in the Hilltop neighborhood, which is the heart of the black community for thousands in Tacoma and Pierce County. I attended a Church of God in Christ church for 8 years. My pastor was black. An elder said to me that there was this Planned Parenthood clinic right in his neighborhood on the Hilltop, in Tacoma, and he was very displeased, too, for he could see why it was there: blacks were the target of this odious, racist-energized organization founded by the infamous Margaret Sanger (the immoral, adulterous "free spirit" just up and left her husand and family and sailed off for Europe and engaged in love affairs with various well-known men such as H.G. Wells the atheist author, and others), who was part of a movement for eugenics that included people who called for the elimination of certain races, while she called for the elimination of the "unfit" and the "feeble" and the poor.

That elder may have expressed what he did to me, but none of the others in the church did, so he was an exception. We also rued the fact that few black leaders were calling attention to this, and alerting their people. But now more and more are doing so, even taking commanding roles in the Tea Party movement, to stop the juggernaut of the socialist government presently in charge and to try to regain our Constitutional freedoms at the next two elections--God permitting. We salute these black leaders, who are often pastors and evangelists.

You all know that "M.I.A" means "Missing In Action" and is applied to U.S. soldiers lost over in foreign wars and conflicts, but not forgotten here by loved ones who try so hard to find out what happened to them so they can have some closure (which we ought to support and sympathize with!). But "M.I.A." can also mean "Missing In America" and be applied to the forty and more millions of American unborns who have been ruthlessly slaughtered in abortion mills for the sake of commercial profit and political expediency (Democrat Party expediency, to be specific). We have a poem that is called "Mia" which tells of a little "angel" in heaven who is sent by God on a special mission. She may not be American but she is one of those unborns who are aborted or killed so that her parents do not have to raise her. How many have there been total of these Mia's since humanity began? It must total a billion or more. But here is one you can identify with out of that incomprehensible number of children who were torn away from their rightful parents and brothers and sisters, relatives, friends, and homes. They were sent by God to live on the earth and never got the chance once they got here. Heaven's seemingly most insigificant "angel," Mia is chosen by God the Father to proceed on the most important mission to that date. We all take it for granted that we have life and are living on this earth and weren't "aborted," which is a nice politically acceptable term for "slaughtered" or "murdered" or "slain," but what about all the "Mias"? What about all the "Johnnies"? See for yourself:

"Mia," by Eben

Bible Greats, as Portrayed by Eben:

"Bible Greats" by Eben


"Lights from the Chapel Window," Compiled by Mary Jess:

The dictionary is the only place success comes before work.--Arthur Brisbane.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do...nothing.

Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship.

Life with Christ is an endless hope; without Him it is a hopeless end.

Many hands rocking today's cradles are merely hired hands.

Success comes in cans; failure in can'ts.

A New Year's thought: Faith makes the uplook good, the inlook favorable and the outlook glorious.

Ont he whole, God's love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him--C.S. Lewis

There is in the world far more hunger for love and appreciation than there is for bread.


Remember the religious firebrand of Louis Farrakan (his real name was Louis Eugene Walcott)?--the racist and black religious leader of the so-called Islamacist church? Dr. Robert Smith, the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Compton, California, writes this tract about Farrakan. He has excellent credentials for doing so. He holds a MDiv from the International School of Theology and a ThD from Evangel Christian University of America. Previously, he was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps (which, by the way, the "brilliant" Commander-in-chief, the ivy league educated Barack Obama mispronounces "Corps" as "Corpse"--which is not funny at all if it is meant to be a joke at the expense of our brave, sacrificial military!!!).

Dr. Smith states that before the transformation into the fiery Black Islamicist, Walcott was "Calypso Gene," a nightclub entertainer. Malcom X was one of the men associated with him in earlier days, at least until someone murdered him. He assisted Malcom X (originally Malcom Little) at the Harlem mosque before going to the Boston mosque. You have to remember Farrakan (Walcott), however, as he is in the news frequently, being quoted or cited in some way. He represented the "Nation of Islam," and was its chief representative. But how did this false religion get started here in America. Please return for the excerpt soon from a great booklet by an authority on this subject called "Nation of Islam."

Just as evangelical Christians in Germany voted for Hitler, thinking he would save Germany from its economic misery and the threatened takeover by communists, Christians in America are already voting for forerunners for Anti-Christ, such as Obama certainly is one. He is not the Anti-Christ, at least not in his present condition, but he is preparing the way for the Man of Sin who will seem to be the Savior of the World but come to dominate and enslave and end up bringing death to billions of people world-wide as well as the near destruction of the earth. He will be, in other words, ten or twenty Hitlers rolled into one demonic human being! Not possible! It is entirely within possibility and even is probable, given the tremendous powers world leaders can wield today.

And, yes, democracy will vote this monster of Satan's kingdom into power! Christians, already deceived by Obama, will help vote him in, just as German protestants and evangelicals voted Hitler into power. Just wait. It is going to happen. The anti-christ spirit is alive and well in America and the West and across the globe. We have evidence of that everywhere you look. Islam is an anti-christ religion as well, and very aggressive too, taking up the sword against all who resist or defy Islam's invasions. But we have aggressive Secularism too, which is also powerful, and has engulfed whole nations such as America, Canada, and the EU. That Secularism is increasingly anti-Christian, anti-Christ, and anti-morality, and it is seeking to stamp out historic Christianity and the Bible too. Satan is clearly behind these anti-christ forces in the world today. Are your eyes open? Do you see what is going on? Read John's epistles, for he warned in the early church, in the 1st century, that anti-christs were prowling about, and the spirit of anti-christ was prevgalent. Jesus warned us that there would be many false christs, seeking to deceive the people of God in the latter days. Well, we are in the Latter Days. If it was bad in the first century, it is a hundred fold worse in the 21st century! And we Christians are the targets of this anti-christ spirit! Yes, we are the targets--and are we already deceived and duped by Satan, and will vote for the Anti-Christ? We better check ourselves out, whether we be truly in the faith or not, before we end up with the mark of the beast on us. The mark is first spiritually imprinted before any coded chip is ever implanted, if that is what the mark will be. Do we have the spiritual imprint of the Beast already in our hearts and souls? Check yourself with the Bible--and your behavior with the Bible's standard. If you square up with the Bible, and its standard, you are probably okay, but if not, if you conform to the godless, anti-christ world and its satanic system, if there is really no difference between you and your worldly neighbors who care nothing for God, then you are already bearing the mark of the beast spiritually. Better get rid of it now while you still can. Anyone who later takes the mark physically in his body will be doomed, as the Bible says. Let us repent, if we are already tainted with the anti-christ spirit. We can be washed of it, forgiven by God. His mercy and grace are sufficient. But if we continue to fall under the sway of the Beast in this satantic system of the world, well, sooner or later we will be beyond recall, and we will be going with the flow, with the tide, down the superhighway of Perdition, on which there is no turning around.

There is that wonderful old Negro spiritual, "O Children, Keep in the Middle of the Road," that my cousins in a quartet sang so well in their college concerts in 1959 and 1960 I couldn't ever forget it. But even their top-notch singing and ability couldn't remove the question about the spiritual problem that the lyrics pose. It seems to bear an ambivalent message, you might take in two different ways or more. Whether this song is responsible or not (you be the judge), the popular "Keep in the Middle of the Road" has taken over in the lives of millions--it has become an unspoken but powerful, pervasive mantra guiding millions of people, the mantra of mediocrity, or "playing it safe" by following the line they suppose represents the middle between two extremes. That kind of mediocrity is not godly, it isn't even particularly safe to cultivate. Who warns these people the middle of the road could be a dangerous place to travel--don't you agree? Yet millions, perhaps the majority, both Christian and on-Christian, travel down the centerline, do they not? Do you? Do I? It is a most convenient and reasonable-sounding philosophy of life, that is enormously popular, especially with people who, by exercizing this mediocre principle, put off any substantive, life-transforming, fundamental decision about God in their lives, particularly a personal God, such you have in Jesus Christ the Savior and Lord of all. Jesus, they keep at arm's length. God remains impersonal, the fatherly, benign but essentially unknown "Man Upstairs." WHAT MAN UPSTAIRS? WOULD ANY OF YOU MEDIAN-LINE- FOCUSED FOLKS PLEASE IDENTIFY THE MAN UPSTAIRS? Who is he? What is his name? What does he really care about you? Why should you care about him? What significance, possibly, could he have for human beings living down here on the messy mudflats of human life? Will these folks ever know? Will you? I doubt it! I doubt it very much! The reason is these folks don't ever come out fair and square on any important life issue relating to God, nor do they ever flatly deny God, they just pigeon-hole or shelve him or "put him off for a more convenient time," or hit PAUSE button on their spiritual remote. In the meantime, while they put God off, they continue on their merry, sinful, self-centered way, intending to "get it right with the Man Upstairs" later at a time they choose. Ha! It won't happen! That is not true repentance, that is you trying to manage God and save yourself on your own terms, and it will never work with God. Sorry, folks, He makes the rules, not you. You go to ballgames probably. You don't make the rules. They were drawn up by the folks who first organized the game, and it is subscribed to by the various leagues. You enjoy the game on its terms, not yours. You can demand it be changed to your liking before you attend and enjoy it. So with life and salvation and sin and death--God makes the rules. Only God! Only the Holy Spirit can give you the gift of repentance and draw you, for all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God, and as wandering sheep we don't naturally come to God of our own volition, our whole propensity is to wander away in the opposite direction. So chances are (and the statistics prove) the longer God is put off by an individual by any individual, the less likely he ever will come to God in any saving way. So it is dangerous to play that game with God. Millions do, but they will be very, very sorry some day soon, and it will be TOO LATE, and they will not be able to change a thing when judgment and death knocks at their door. Repentance is, again, the pure, utterly unmerited gift of God. You can't pop it up out of your hat like a magician pops a rabbit. And God is not at your beck and call either, that is, He is not going to save you at YOUR convenience. You are his creature, he is not yours to manipulate. If you keep putting him off, well, guess what? He may just quit calling, and then what? Try calling him then! Your frantic call won't get through. What about all the tears shed by the remorseful Judas after betraying the Lord into the hands of the Temple authorities? He committed suicide, whether or not God could still forgive and save him. We just know he didn't seek God's forgiveness and hung himself instead, and his own act probably slammed the door of grace shut against him. That is what remorse and tears can bring--no repentance, just overwhelming despair and suicide. That will probably be your frame of mind and response to God when the roll is called right down yonder where you are. It says in Genesis that Esau cried bitterly too, but he couldn't change the terrible thing he had done, he had sold and dispised his birthright and by consequence lost his father's patriarchal blessing to boot. His many tears did him no good then! Imagine, a big, rough, touch hunter like Esau bawling like a baby. But the more he bawled, it did no good whatsoever. Many tears won't save you or me either. We must respond when God calls and knocks on our heart's door. God isn't asking for your tears. He wants you to just answer, "Here I am." There may never come another knock.

So is it such a good idea to travel the centerline in life? Try it on any road you find in your neighborhood, and you will end up either dead or in the hospital--so much for avoiding "extremes" in real life. To keep from "extremes" of having to make a decision one way or the other concerning your standing with God? Hardly! Just look what may well lie ahead for you or any person who likes to "keep in the middle of the road," as that beautiful but poorly conceived old Negro spiritual advises.

Though he earned his living as a foreman at a packing company and later in the Washington shipyards, my dad was a volunteer preacher, and prepared his own Bible-based, and scripture-quoting messages, and spoke at street missions in Sioux Falls, and also at churches, though he was not ordained. He was a student of the Bible right up to his sudden death in a plane crash in 1947 at age 42, in a plane he was flying that malfunctioned. He excerpted the following for his notebook, which he may have used in a message or intended to us. It is a very chilling true story, or if it isn't, something like it must have happened on more than one occasion, as the details are just too possible not to have happened. Though I did not know about my dad's story until today when I was going through his notebook, I have in years past informally shared with pastor and fellow church members a similar illustration, about delaying getting on a flight that is being called at an airport, and then comes the announcement the plane has taken off-- it's too late then--the meaning being, there comes a Too Late for salvation too. But my dad's illustration is just as good or better:

"In every life there comes times when a right decision means success and victory and a wrong one means defeat and failure. The most important decision that you and I can make is that which leads us to surrender our lives to God and to the obedience of His word.

Almost everyone has a desire to be saved eventually in the kingdom of God. Most of those who come to the end of life without having made the necessary preparation to meet God do so through indecision or procrastination.

"Jump, father, jump!" cried a young man as his father-in-law stood hesitatingly on the edge of an ice floe which was slowly but steadily drifting from the shore line, and carrying him out into the night on one of our Great Lakes. The young man and his father-in-law had been skirting the frozen shore of the lake when suddenly, with a loud report, a crack appeared, and a large portion of the ice on which they were standing separated from the shore line, and began drifting away. The young man immediately leaped across the widening crack, while his father-in-law hesitated. He was urged to leap across and save himself, but he lingered. The crevice grew wider as the wind graduated drifted the ice floe from the shore. The young man called insistently, urging that his companion even yet plunge into the water and swim ashore. The water was cold, and darkness was coming on. The man stood as if paralyzed by fear until the distance was too great to swim. The last that was ever seen of him was his form standing helplessly waving his arms and shouting messages of farewell for his wife and children. He was borne out and out into the freezing cold of that winter night never to return.

This gospel coin on one side reads, "Thousands died for My freedom, "One Died for My Soul." The other side reads, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved..." Acts 16:31. You may order these unique Gospel Coins by going to:

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In the first half or so of the 20th century in America, Evangelist A. A. Allen was a great man of God who had a great healing ministry, but tragically succumbed to the sin of alcoholism and lost his ministry. How could that happen to him, when he had a genuine, nationally-known healing ministry? It is a genuine tragedy, but he wrote a tract message that still rings true, and presents Judas in the most reliable, scriptural way. Judas is a virtual enigma, for how could a disciple of Jesus come to betray the Lord like Judas did? He knew Jesus was innocent of any wrong-doing, and testified so to the chief priests, but he nevertheless handed him over to them for trial and execution, all for thirty lousey pieces of silver, certainly no big fortune even back in those times. What did he gain? Nothing but contempt and a premature death, and hell's eternal fires on top of it! What drove a man to such folly and self-destruction? Yes, we see people all the time plunging to destruction around us, for the equivalent of thirty pieces of silver too, and even less, without a thought of the consequences either. People seem prepared today to sell their souls for literally nothing. President Obama sold his soul for the Oval Office and the multiple millions he has gained through his contributors from abroad and the sales of his spurious autobiographies. That is somewhat understandable. But for nothing at all? Our souls are the most precious thing we possess--yet we treat them as valueless sometimes, right? I know I did, before I was brought to my senses by the Lord and restored to Him.

The Tract League

"Christian Greats Center"


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

Do you find yourself right now all tied up in a dark cave of addiction, enslavement to sin, or depression, hopelessness and despair, or abuse and woundedness? Are you out of luck, out of work, out of money, out of hope, or just plain "busted"? Even all of these thing together? I've been in this horrible dark cave I have just described, and the Lord set me free! I wouldn't be alive now to say this to you right now if that weren't true! I had no intention of ever following the Lord or believing in God again--but He didn't give me up for lost, he followed me and brought me back to Himself, setting me free from all the horrible sin and bondage in my life and putting me on the path to heaven and happiness with him forever. You can be free too--but only through Christ's Resurrection Power!

"The Wonder of Wonders," by Edwin Raymond Anderson

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

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

"Resurrection Center"

Big Bad Wolf Business Center:

I have had to revise my former estimate of BP, since hearing of its connection to the Lockerbie bomber released back to Libya apparently in exchange for an arrangement with BP for Libya's abundant oil. It was done, officially, in the guise of compassion, as some Scottish doctors examined the bomber and declared him dying of prostate cancer. He has since his release back to Libya and being greeted with a hero's welcome by the crowds, lived a year, when the doctors said he might live only a few weeks or month or so. So much for compassion! Corrupt British politics and Oil have trumped over justice, obviously. The families of the 200 blown-up people and the 11 Scots killed on the ground by the falling wreckage of the plain are now suffering all the more, knowing that the bomber has living in luxury and enjoying the life of a hero among his fellow crazy Libyans. Gordon Brown, the British P.M. who brokered this infamous deal between and Libya, if all this was done on purpose to secure oil though it steamrollered all those still grieving Lockerbie families, is a secularist monster, a betrayal of everything good and decent. Shame on this man who likes to talk about his religious background, just as Tony Blair does, only what kind of religion is it that permits him to commit such an atrocity? I hope it isn't true, for the sake of his soul, but politicians are capable of doing such things, and perhaps he did do this foul thing for the political and monetary gains he would make from it. Whatever is the case, the Lockerbie families are the losers, are they not? They suffer whether he is innocent of foul play or is guilty, as he seems to be right now. I guess that is going to be their lot for some time to come. So much for justice in this world!

Ahem! British Petroleum, which is BP and runs a lot of AM-PM gas and booze outlets in the US. I am not against so-called Big Oil. I am glad they are big, so they can do the big jobs that need to be done to explore and find the oil our nation needs, both here and abroad. Government can't do a decent job exploring for oil and then developing it for the use of the country and its consumers--it would mess everything up royally, we all know that. But here our Government thinks it can tell BP what and how to do what only BP knows how to do, as if our Government (a collection of big spenders of other people's money, is the expert in the business of extracting oil and running oil rigs! Ronald Reagon said the two most frightening words in the English language are "Federal Government." He had it right. That got us into this mess in the first place-- the Federal Government interfering in the operations of the oil companies to the extent nothing can be done right (please see commments in the Dunces of the World Center below). The Federal Government, make no mistake, created the oil spill--just as the Federal Government created the economic melt-down of the housing mortgage market. The Federal Government is not going to be the solution now with this oil spill any more than it was the solution for the mortgage fiasco that it created. But of course BP is the culprit, as the Government would have us believe, not all those do-nothing-wells in Washington!

Not that BP is guiltless! As a human organization, it isn't going to be innocent. Neither is Britain innocent as a party to this. Liberal, Labor Party-run and ruined Britain owes us something, after the BBC's angry, condescending lecturing of us and its poisonous, virulent bashing of us in their press for so many years, as an embarrassment to the Globalized world community because we dared to act like a sovereign nation with our own foreign policy, not taking dictates from the United Nations like Britain was so inclined to do (even though Tony Blair opted for joining Bush in the unpopular Gulf Wars in Iraq and even committed to Afghanistan).

That USA-bashing, so popular with the British government and the media for so long, is now returning to haunt them no doubt, as British Petroleum fouls some of our nation's most pristine beaches and wildlife habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks a lot, you liberals of Britain! What did we do to deserve this from you? We buy your products, your oil too, enriching you with billions of dollars for year after year, and then you turn and gum up our beaches and islands and kill the wildlife and fish too with your horrible messes from that blown-out well! Thanks a lot, liberals of Britain! And shame on you, for your own malfeasance that led in some way to this ecological and economic disaster we are saddled with. You were always ranting and raving about the U.S.'s carbon emissions, well, what about yours in the Gulf of Mexico right at this moment? It is far worse what you are doing than whatever you imagined America had done to pollute the world! I am certain your pride and arrogance is now slapping your own face for a change for all the slander and lies and bad mouthing you have done over the last ten to fifteen years during the Bush Administrations primarily.

"The First Hour for Men"

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

Send for Prayer Alert! They will let you know exactly where prayer is needed most, if you can't think about things to pray for. Many people joined in this prayer alert have the effect of a battering ran on the doors of Satan's strongholds! You don't have to go it alone, go to war with fellow Christians. Join with them, right where you are.

Prayer Center


From a weather fact-sheet, information that does not have any political bias or spin, just weather facts:

Carbon dioxide is a trace gas and by itself will produce little warming. Also, as CO2 increases, the incremental warming is less, as the effect is logarithmic, so the more CO2, the less warming it produces.

Temperatures have been cooling since 2002, even as carbon dioxide has continued to rise.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid!


Are you still terrified by CO2? I'm not! I think it is a very good thing! Rising levels actually bring a greening of the earth--which is happening all across formerly arrid Central Asia and eastern China, it is already reported. If it is happening there, and it is, that means the arrid regions have been greening up increasingly across the world, with consequent increases in wildlife and agriculture. Why? CO2 is like fertilizer to the plants. So more CO2 is good for the earth, not less! "Calling Al Gore, calling Al Gore--are you listening? Apparently not! You are never confused by the facts, are you! You simply deny them!" Only in politics is it toxic, something to use to stampede the masses of voters into Cap and Trade madness and all sorts of hybrid cars and "green" energy sources-- all based on nonsense, which will only put dollars into the insatiable pockets of politicians. The world will be impoverished, and we will join Bangladesh in its rock-bottom economy of subsistence, if we let the politicians have their way. They will remain super-rich, while we will lose everything we have, and become utterly dependent on a dictatorial government. Want that? Vote for it in the next election, that is, vote for those candidates who have been profiteering off the CO2 reduction agenda championed by the now infamous Al Gore. Don't expect such politicians to give up this agenda. It is the best thing for them imaginable, for them to increase their power and money exponentially.

Have you heard the news--the prophet and guru of Global Warming (AKA "Climate Change") is self-destructing. Divine retribution for a blatant, hypocritical, self-aggrandizing liar is now falling on this wretched man named Al Gore! Divorce, now a scandal is hot on his heels, he is being investigated by the police authorities of Portland, with a case against him set by a woman who claims he raped her, a trained and registered massage expert at a reputable hotel. She is not a prostitute, far from it, and so she has a real case against him. But as the VP at the time, the case was not taken up, but now it is in earnest, and so he may soon have to stand trial and public exposure for what he did to this poor woman.

His hoax over the weather, from which he has earned himself tens of millions of dollars, that too is rebounding against him. He may lose his entire fortune in lawsuits that may well be levied against him. The rape trial itself, if it runs against him, may cost him millions. If he escapes these instances of divine justice, I will be sure I am not living in the real world. For God is still King over this world, despite what the Al Gores of this corrupt society, and all his liberal friends and cronies, like to think. Justice takes a while to come, but it will come to the wrong-doer, if not in this life, than in the next. Why not pray for him. Surely, he is an ignorant soul, sold out to lust and greed and deception from the devil, who desperately needs a Savior who can save him from his sin. Surely, his true need is being exposed to all the world now.

"Global Warming (Climate Change) Hoax Center"

Witnessing Center:

Creationism Center:

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


We aim to present a brand-new poem dealing with a soul arriving in heaven and not being given a crown, for nothing appeared but a BLANK after his name, when an angel checked! How would you feel if that happened, or happens, to you? Imagine having no crown to cast at Jesus's feet when everyone else around you has crowns and are casting them down before him! This is my own response, and you may have another, which you can write up any way you choose. But perhaps you will be interested enough in my response to check it out. We hope to have it posted soon.

"Ballad of the Uncrowned," by Eben

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

Northwest Poetry

This is a most excellent magazine for you to inform you on Christianity and Israel, which you cannot separate and still have the true Christian faith!

A great little magazine devoted just to Israel that is pocket sized:

From the August 2010 Issue:

From Introduction, by Canno Malgo

"Where Jerusalem is concerned, it is all or nothing. The fate of the nations is decided by Jerusalem; the nations will cut themselves on her (Zechariah 12:3). Jerusalem is the future world capital from where the Messiah will reign. Jerusalem is the city of truth. The abysmal untruthfulness of the world of nations will be revealed in this city (cf. Isaiah 2, Micah 4, Zechariah 14:12). Jerusalem is, according to the Bible, the sole capital of Israel. There has never been a Palestinian state. This already shows how the facts have been twisted.

In the following article ["The Myth of the Al-Aqsa Mosque: Part I," by Herbert Novitsky], we will do away with two stubborn myths that concern on the one hand Gaza,and on the other hand the Temple Mount. For friends of Israel, these facts are extremely significant.

If only the world would acknowledge objectively what Israel has done toward peace! But as we know, they prefer to listen to the lies of the Palestinian side. This is not surprising; Jesus said of the prince of this world that he is the father of lies."

If you want to do yourself a great favor and boost to your Christian faith, subscribe to this wonderful "little in size but huge in spirit" magazine from Worcester, England, by writing to: Editor Justin Lawrence-Smith, Elkanah, 37A Battenhall Rd, Worcester WR5 2BQ, ENGLAND. You can also subscribe by going to the website. The internet website for ANCHORED is:

Anchored Magazine

There are four issues a year, and they are great, with spiritually encouraging stories, humor, games and puzzles, poetry, and illustrations, all helping the weary, footsore Pilgrim take heart and make it the rest of the way to the yonder glorious Celestial City of the Lord.



July--The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. (Isaiah 35:1)

July 11--Believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. (Peter 1:8).

July 18--In Thy Name shall they rejoice all day. (Psalm 89:16).

July 25--The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice. (Psalm 97:1).

August's theme is Renewal, follow by September's theme, Reaping, each with its own special verses.

VINE AND BRANCHES magazine is excellent, and free of charge, edited by Pastor David R. Barnhart. You will get wonderful articles about what faith in God really is, biblically, in terms of the front-line issues of homosexuality in the churches, feminism, apostasy, the persecution of Christians, and the threat of Islam to all Western society.

There is also the article of a Jewish writer cited, that tells of Lincoln's love for Jerusalem, and his desire to travel there, expressed to his wife. David R. Barnhart's blog features the Lincoln article and the link to it.

David Barnhard's Blog for the Lincoln article

David Barnhart also wrote an article about the Reformation that we need to take heed to especially now, 495 years since Martin Luther contronted the Roman Catholic church and Papacy for the gross errors of its faulty, unbiblical theology as well as its venal corruption shown in sales of indulgences to bring in huge amounts of German money to finance the building of St. Peters in Rome. Pastor Barnhart cites the contested issues centered around grace, faith, and the imposition of ecclesiastical authority over the authority of the Bible. In a number of ways, the churches are in worse shape then they were in Luther's day, Pastor Barnhart points out, since now the core teachings of the Christian faith are being compromised and even rejected by theologians and churches:

"A New Reformation for the 21st Century," by Pastor David R. Barnhart

If you want a free subscription of this cutting-edge Vine and Branches Newsletter, email:

Please go to David Barnhart's most recent letter, for Summer 2010, which is excellent, which was written in response to the recent ruling of a federal court that the National Day of Prayer is "unconstitutional":

"Abiding Word Ministries Letter, Summer 2010, by David Barnhard

James Hagee is one of the great Bible-based preachers in America that will not compromise the truth of the Bible for anyone, and he isn't afraid of Washington and its leftist, socialist establishment so that he won't warn this country that a storm, a judgment, a castastrophe is coming--which God won't stop if we continue to defy and reject His rule over us. "Can America Survive" is his latest blockbuster. He is preaching the chapters, so tune in to TBN, and don't miss his programs of late.

This issue has a terrific section on Islam, comparing Christianity with this religion of Allah and Mohammed. Want to know the differences. Allah and the God of the Bible are not the same. Christ Jesus is not the same as the "Issa" of the Quran. They cannot be reconciled in any way. But there is a way to reach the beloved Muslims with the message of truth that can set them free. The late Sir Lionel Luckhoo, descendant of an indentured Indian laborer in the Caribbean, shows how.

My, this little magazine, Personal Update, July 2010 Issue, packs a powerful punch! The ministry News Journal of Koinonia House, headed by Chuck Missler, you can't go wrong signing up for this free journal. The articles this issue are great ones and so timely: "Border Insecurity: The Deceit of Audacity," "A Bushel of Wheat for a Penny," "The Wonder of Israel," "America's Challenge," "The Kingdom, Power and Glory, the Seven Churches of Revelation Series. I don't know how this got sent to me, but I devoured it cover to cover. It is quite wonderful, and I urge you to look into it soon as you can. There is also an article about the new retreat-discipleship center Koinonia is opening in New Zealand, which is also very interesting. The article about Israel involves the tour led by Chuck and Nancy Missler. The "Bushel of Wheat" article concerns "fiat money" or unrestrained issuance of paper money and its dangers to our economy and society (isn't this fiat money (inflationary paper trash, really) the runaway U.S. Congress and government is now printing by the hundreds of billions to finance its runaway spending sprees?). Greece is an economic basket case due to printing fiat money for many years, without restraint, until its debt is something like half a trillion dollars. For such a small country, this has to result in bankruptcy, as it can ever afford to repay its debts, and the people revolt against any cutbacks by government of their benefits and social welfare programs. Greece's melt-down, however, threatens the very existence of the Euro, which may crash with Greece when it cannot meet its financial obligations to repay even the interest of its humongous debt.

Going right to the source, we now have the uncopyrighted and complete version for you of Sir Lionel's brilliant exposition:

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

Strange! I was thinking about this very thing, that maybe there is a connection between the destruction of Pompeii, which I was viewing in a book my mother acquired on a tour to Europe and Israel, and the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. I know I have never heard anyone speak or read anything before of this connection. Then today there comes this issue that deals DIRECTLY with the question I was asking and wondering about. Incredible? Well, God may be saying something about this, for surely He knows just what is the answer to the question. People today have this secular, naturalistic mindset that presumes that God doesn't use "natural" calamities such as earthquakes, fires, volcanoes, floods, etc., to teach us anything we should be heeding or to punish us for our abominations and rebellions against his holy commandments--well, are we are in for a rude surprise and wake-up call! What about the current oil spill that is making the headlines and the top news stories, day after day? Is that partly our fault or is God telling us something vital? Return for an excerpt from the article, or get this issue yourself, either on-line or by ordering the magazine and this particular issue.

Archeology continues to furnish a wealth of evidence for the Bible and also for a Jewish presence in Pompeii, before the volcanic eruption that destroyed it in 79AD, as well as after the destruction, when the ruins were visited by those who looked and poked around for something valuable they might have left behind that may have survived.

By the way, there is good evidence now that Jews actually resided in Pompeii. The article in BAR tells of the fish sauce industry that thrived there, and a special kosher brand was also produced that obviously catered to Jewish customers. It was called "garum". This next piece of evidence was found a long time ago and is literary, but very telling. A schoolboy's scrawl, copying a line from a classical author, described the city as "silent"--which certainly was the case after the city became a desolate ghosttown, motly all buried in ash, the rest standing in dismal ruins that would never again be inhabited. This schoolboy scrawl was found in the 19th century. A second piece of evidence newly turned up, pointing toward the good possibility that Jewish people resided in Pompeii or at least had acquaintance with the city, consisting of the scrawl found in the ruins on one of the walls: "Sodom and Gomorrah". Surely, that was Pompeii and neighboring communities! They were known for wealth and luxury and immorality, as well as debased mystery religions from the East. Jews, particularly those following orthodox Judaism, would have hated the free-wheeling, polytheistic pagan culture surrounding them, as the city was obviously so given to unbridled sensuality and lust and pagan gods and all kinds of depraved pagan ceremonies performed in the many prestigious, well-endowed temples. If they didn't view Pompeii as a City of Destruction of the Pilgrim's Progress mode, they certainly viewed it in that way in the aftermath of the city's total destruction.

The enhanced charcoal scrawl that lasted 2 millennia and was discovered and put in the Naples museum on display.


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

Has anything really changed in the Middle East? This comic series shows that it hasn't! Israel is still the "problem" that it was back in Abraham's time, apparently. Look at the kings of that time, how they react to God's people, hatching plots to attack them and take slaves and money. Israel today is still being plotted against, for her enemies envy her success, all the more since they are such failures! Name one Middle Eastern nation that is a success--just one! Turkey is on its way down, if that is success in your book. It used to steer a stable course and earned respect as a nation, poor as it was, but now in better days and with prosperity it is gearing up to revive the old, corrupt Ottoman Empire which was governed and oppressed from Constantinople (which is Istanbul today). What a disaster this will bring to the Turkish people! They are bearing down hard on Israel too, treating Israel their former friend and ally like a mortal enemy, which Israel did not deserve, even with the stopping of the flotilla of "aid for the Palestinians" that was infested with terrorists. Let's keep our eye on Turkey and the coalition it is trying to conjure up, along with Russia too, which would want to lead it of course if Turkey can be induced to step aside into the Number 2 slot. This could be the coming fulfilment of Ezekiel 38, when the Islamic confederation with Russia at its head attacks Israel and is utterly wiped out by God himself, who comes to Israel's rescue with his overwhelming power. We may soon see the extinction of most or all of the Muslim states surrounding Israel, if it goes nuclear. Israel is not going down to extinction without using its nuclear arsenal and deterrant. These nations are betting that Israel will not resort to it, but Israel is not a cowardly nation, it will fight for its freedom and not surrender in the coming conflict, even though she knows she will get no help from America her "ally." It is the U.S. that will surrender its freedom in any real conflict with the Muslims and Russia--as we have no real will to fight anymore. Obama has seen to that, Afghanistan and Iraq nothwithstanding.

Go to the Cartoon Center for the comic series segment dealing with Abraham and Lot parting company when they reached the Promised Land. Think about what Lot's choice led to, and the possible motives and misjudgments that lay behind his decision, which brought him into big trouble that cost him his house, most of his family, his possessions, even his morality. He started out well, but ended badly, obviously, all starting when he made a choice without God's leading and did so on the basis of his own carnal desires. Abraham, on the contrary, trusted God and took the less productive area of the country, and God prospered him greatly despite the difficult terrain and honored him and he increased both in riches and renown, his integrity preserved to the end. Whom are we most like today, individually and collectively? Are we not living in Sodom and Gomorrah in America today. Well, what is the obvious conclusion. Some of us, or most of us, or maybe you or maybe I too, made a wrong choice, according to our carnal desires, and look what we landed in--a real stinking cesspool, with all kinds of trouble, loss, sin, and even death as our reward.

Yet, as long as we are still alive, we can repent and turn back, to the road that Abraham, father of all who have faith in Christ, first took when he parted company with his foolish nephew Lot.

h3>Please go now to the Cartoon Center for the comic series segment from a local newspaper in the 1960s when they were still running Bible-based comic series:

"Cartoon Center"


Elton John gets a plus and a minus for his actions of late. An activist homosexual living with a "partner" of the same sex, he has been very critical of Christians and the Christian faith, even blaspheming Christ by claiming Christ was gay like him. That, Jesus said, can be forgiven him, but the sin against the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven any man. So he needs to be very careful in the future how far he goes in his anti-Christian bias and remarks, as Christ himself warns all sinners. A plus is his not cancelling an engagement in Israel, just because it is the fashion now to stomp on Israel among the left-leaning celebs of the entertainment industry. He at least stood by his contract and did the unpopular thing for once. I don't care for his music, personally, but at the very least he did not blackball Israel in this instance, which can't be said for the whole leftist, politically-correct entertainment industry which isn't favorable toward Israel, to put it mildly.

Please go to the excerpt from Christian History Magazine that gives Spurgeon's view on "the separation of church and state":

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

"Evangelism and Church Growth Center:

Jawbone of Judgment Center:

Thanks primarily to government runaway spending at Federal and also state and local levels, we are near bankruptcy, and our money is practically worthless. These notes shown are worthless. One is a Treasury Warrant from the State of Texas, for military service, dated 1862 (so it is a Confederate issue). It says "Five Dollars," but it is not worth a single cent! The other note is issued by the Cotton Planters Loan Association of the 5th Congressional District of South Carolina, also for Five Dollars, dated 1862 (another Confederate issue). On it is printed: "Secured by a pledge of cotton of six cents per pound for the amount of the issue, as well as the private property of the stockholders." It wasn't based on gold or silver, but on cotton! Try cashing it! Try getting Five Dollars from it!

Our poor little anemic U.S. greenback is just as pathetic, robbed of nearly all value by our government's lunatic over-spending. They are borrowing from China and Japan, to finance programs we can never pay for! Soon we will be so deep in debt we shall not be able to repay the loans, not ever! We are impoverishing the next generation to pad the bank accounts of our big spenders in Congress today. These horrible Senators and Representatives, who have no regard for our nation's solvency, and do everything they can to drive us into bankruptcy for generations to come, must be ejected from their seats--with all possible speed. Send them all to Mars, in the next rocket, if need be! They ought to enjoy it, as then they will escape the firing squad that is the reward for all tyrants that overreach and overspend to the point where they destroy their nations. Shame, shame, shame on them. Shame also on the voters who put these miscreants in power and gave them the means to destroy us like this.

Why do we listen to false teachers and not pay more attention to the Bible which they twist and use for their own advancement? Why? They will ruin us, individually and as churches and a whole nation, if we don't reject them and go back to God's Word.

Joel Osteen remains a very sad case, no matter how much he appears on TV at his big stadium-sized church or how much evangelical TV personalities fall all over him. He was revealed for what he is, a compromised Christian, if he is a Christian at all (which God only knows). This man shows the dangers and pitfalls of entering into a high profile ministry half-baked in God's oven. What you get is a somewhat crusty exterior on the loaf of bread, but the inside is all gooey. It isn't bread anyone wants to eat, as it is revolting. People nevertheless react to him like he is cotton candy, not half-baked bread. He is addictive to an extreme, he is so positive in his appeal. But veteran TV host Larry King wasn't so easily taken in by all that evangelical, mega-churchy charm. He kept pressing half-baked Osteen to the point the crust gave way and all that came out was "goo," to put it mildly. It was a gooey Christianity, half Christian and half-Hindu.

Joel Osteen may have tried to change his stripes (or spots?) with a public apology after a fatal interview with Larry King on "Larry King Live," but, sorry, I can't buy it, as for him to disavow the primary Christian doctrine and truth that Jesus in only way to be saved tells us that this is no mere stumble, it is a plunge off the cliff, theologically:

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

"Who was Saddam Hussain: A Retrospect, an Except of "Who is Saddam Hussein," Mideast Watch, Special Report, October 1990

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

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

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

As TBN'S gift to my mother for a contribution, TBN sent this new DVD presentation. Lee Strobel, in case you don't know, is a premier apologist (or defender) of the Christian faith. He used to be just the opposite: a premier skeptic, determined to show there was nothing to the claims of Christ, particularly the resurrection. Read his life story, if you have it, or go to TBN and type in "Lee Strobel". You'll get books and DVDs and bio. Or use Wikipedia, if nothing else. Contact him directly. Whatever you do, don't ignore what he is teaching. It will be worth your effort to access his messages. He has appeared on the Ankerberg show on TV multiple times. Ankerberg has program packages with Lee for you available. Why are most of us so tongue-tied when it comes to standing up for Jesus and our faith? Lee advises us to just tell what Christ has done in our own lives. That cannot be disputed, though theology can. Good advice from someone who defends the faith, his and the historic Christian faith of the Bible, every day, practically every hour, with the skeptical world. The Early Church had some mighty defenders such as Tertullian, Cyprian, St. Augustine, and many others. Well, the Latter Church has some mighty defenders too--Charles Stanley, John Hagee and Lee Strobel!


THE UNSEEN FRIEND: "When I look back I have no doubt that Providence guided us, not only across those awful wastes but across the storm-white sea. I know that during that long and racking march of thirty-six hours over the unnamed mountains and glaciers of South Georgia, it seemed to me often that we were four, not three. I said nothing to my companions, but afterwards Worsley said to me, 'Boss, I had a curious feeling on that march that there was another person with us.'"--Shackleton, famed Antarctic explorer


Dear Mr. Graham: I think people ought to be free to do anything they want, as long as they aren't hurting anybody else. Society places too many restrictions and outdated laws on people, I believe. For example, if I want to enjoy what some label as pornographic movies, I don't consider it anybody else's business. What I do with my time and money shouldn't be anyone's concern. Preachers who preach against such things ought to be held legally liable for infringing on other people's freedom and privacy, I think.--G.K.

Dear G.K.: This is a complex question in our society, and I would not pretend to be able to speak about the legal issues it raises. However, let me make two comments.

First, most societies have rtealized that unrestrained freedom inevitably hurts others and hurts society as a whole. One reason is because a person who is concerned only with pursuing his own freedom is really very self-centered, and a society full of self-centered people eventually falls apart because no one is really concerned about anyone else, including those who are in need. In addition, it is impossible to avoid influencing others by our actions, even if we don't intend to do so.

Second, most societies realize that total, unrestrained freedom hurts the individual. I realize you will not agree with that right now, but the person who is being hurt the most by your behavior is you. In fact, you have become a slave, a slave to your own desires and habits. The Bible talks about being enslaved to "ever-increasing wickedness," and says "Those things result in death!" (Romans 6:19-21). The real issue you face is this: Will you continue to turn your back on God? My prayer is that you won't, but that you will turn to Christ and discover the perfect freedom He offers, the freedom from sin and its consequences.

[Today, a whole generation of Boomers and their descendants are being fed the lie that everyone can do as they please and desire to do, it is their right, and women have a "right" to abort children already conceived and developing in their wombs too, if they so decide to get rid of the baby. It is infanticide, murder of innocent children, in God's eyes, but the so-called "reproductive rights" trumpeted by our unbiblical laws and norms have supplanted the Bible and the Word of God in today's society and law--with disastrous consequences both to to individuals and to the whole society. Death is the result, not only for forty million plus unborn Americans that were killed in the womb, but for the society itself, which is declining and will continue to decline until it collapses and falls apart just as the Roman Empire did, and the Greeks before them. It is high time to return to life, to the commands of God which bring life, not death, and give up the philosophy of death and the culture of death it creates in America and the secularized world.--Ed.]

Billy Graham: "Overeating"

Dear Dr. Graham: I know I have a problem with my weight, but I can't seem to do anything about it. When I run into a problem or something else that causes me anxiety I head for the refridgerator--although I know it isn't good for me and I don't know like what I have become. Could God help me to deal with this, do you think, or is He really concerned about such trivial things?"--Mrs. T.R.E.

Dear Mrs. T.R.E.: God is concerned about everything that concerns us, because He loves us--and yes, He is concerned about your problems with overeating. More than that, He wants to help you overcome this.

No problem is too trivial for God--and in reality, this is not a trivial problem. It is one which cold affect your health, both physically and emotionally. Yews, food is a gift from God, and He gave us the ability to enjoy it. But like almost anything else--food can be used in a wrong way, and the bible warns about those "who drink too much wine or gorge ourselves on meat"--Proverbs 23:20.

The key is to get at the root of your problems. Why is food so important to you? One reason, I suspect, is because that has become an escape from your problems. Problems make you anxious or unhappy--and food counteracts those feelings by making you happy, at least temporarily. But this means you have not learned to face your problems and discipline is important, and you need to take practical steps to avoid overeating. But youy also need to face your problems honestly, for only then will you really conquer your addiction to food.

Ask Christ to come into your heart and then ask Him to help you turn your problems over to Him. "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you" (I Peter 5:7). Christ can replace your unhappiness and anxiety with joy and peace, and that will make the difference.

DEAR MR. GRAHAM: I grew up in a home that was very religious, and I was always active in church. However, when I went away to collge I stopped going to church and left all that behind. Now I am in my 30s, and I feel that I am missing something. I wonder if it is too late, and perhaps God has rejected me since I have rejected Him for so many years. Please give me guidance about this.--Mrs. S.P.


No, it isn't too late for you to turn back to God and discover the peace and purpose He has for you. The only time it's too late is when a person turns from God so often that he or she no longer can hear His voice. I pray this will not be true of you, but that you will heed God and turn back to Him. The Bible warns, "A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy" (Proverbs 29:1).

Why, after all, do you have this inner feeling that you are missing something, and why are your thoughts now turning toward God? I believe it's because God is at work in your heart, convicting you of your sins, showing you how hempty life is without Him, and pointing you to the only lasting answer--Jesus Christ. And God is at work in your life because He has not rejected you. He loves you and wants you to become part of His family forever.

No matter what your past has been, Christ invites you to turn to Him for forgiveness and new life. His promise is absolutely trustworthy: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (I John 1:9). Don't delay a single day longer, but turn your life over to Jesus Christ. Then get in a church where Christ is preached and you will have the teaching and encouragement you need to stay on the right path in life."

If you really think you can "handle it," you need to think again. You need to consider that the greatest, most accomplished servants of God did not have that godless, rebellious, self-centered, proud and smug attitude at all. They knew how infinitely frail and weak and incapable they truly were to accomplish anything for the Lord, in fact, they knew their UTTER INCAPACITY, their powerlessness, their inability to serve God in any way acceptable to Him. But listen to this great men, he knew the secret of how to spiritually "handle things."

Hudson Taylor has some wonderful encouragement for us who are struggling to run the race of faith:

"We are asked to do an impossible task, but we work with Him who can do the impossible."--Hudson Taylor (Founder of China Inland Mission)

LIVING FREE Introduction and "Pray in Great Faith"

Dunce of the World Center:

The biggest dunce of all in this Dunciad in Washington, peopled by figures in the highest circles of government, is Barack Hussain Obama, who is Marxist-stupid. He looks at everything through the distorted, rosy glasses and prism of Marxism learned in college and university and from his Marxist teachers and socialist friends and cronies. "Man is perfectable. Man is basically good. Social organization rightly run can lead mankind to the broad, progressive uplands of Utopia. An elite that knows what is best for the masses can guide the masses to a virtual paradise!"--all absolute hogwash, subscribed to by Buffett and Gates in their recent manifesto to fellow billionaires to give their money to charity and philantropic endeavors, a recipe for disaster individual and national which has been proven repeatedly by nation after nation, individual after individual, who have tried this bogus panacea and destroyed themselves-- the Soviet Union providing the latest, most horrific example of a nation devoted to socialism, the rule of the educated elite over the ignorant masses "for their own good."

This rosy, unrealistic, reality-warping prism filters out any intelligence and common sense Obama may have, and he and we are left with a blind ideologue, intent on his own advancement as leader of the socialistic elite, all born and bred on the toxic pabulum of Karl Marx or Engels or even Lenin--their philosophies are now directing the affairs of the White House through the chief executive of the U.S. government, our soi-called Presidente Obama. Obama is exactly like what he fed on during his formative years and at the universities he attended. Karl Marx could not have cared less about the Gulf oil spill ideologically (except as a means to embarrass Capitalists and the free market system and force them if he could under state control), so neither does Obama. He has been forced, politically, to make various "caring," "angry", "compassionate" gestures and overtures and "sympathetic" speechifying (crank it up, baby, once again for the American people and the citizens bordering the Gulf of Mexico!) They are lame speeches indeed, purely cosmetic, designed to make himself look good at the expense of BP, whereas he deliberately did nothing, sat on his thumbs in the White House in the first critical days and weeks of the disaster. He created a governmental fiasco, again deliberately, by sending Eric Holder the Attorney General Clewless to the Gulf with a raft of lawyers instead of spill cleanup experts. He has sat on the frantic requests of the Louisianian governor for permits to do the cleanup on the state level. He deliberately let the crisis become catastrophic. Yes, he has no experience, he has no knowledge of how to be a genuine chief executive of anything but ACORN, but he could have turned over the responsibilties to people who do know what they need to do in such emergencies-- which he steadfastly refused to do, preferring to slather on cosmetic rhetoric over his inaction, evasion, and outright obstructionism. He has acted criminally, not just incompetently. It is criminal what he has allowed to happen to Gulf States and their economies. Then when he acted, what did he do for these people who have not yet recovered from Katrina and Rita? He cancelled the leases for offshore drilling, put a moratorium on them, though still authorizing even deeper drilling at the same time than the site that is presently causing so much trouble. No near-shore drilling which could be easily fixed, no, it has to be so deep and far off the shore, that we are setting up for more such spills that are so difficult to access and fix! That is how Obama handles the problem--you fix a bad cold with an injection of pneumonia virus! After all, that is exactly his game--make crises all the worse so you can capitalize on them and grab more power that the public is eager to grant so you will do something. It works wonderfully. He has used this tactic and been able to get control of two major auto makers, get control of major banks, get control of the health care system, and is moving on to get control of the energy sector. It is all part of his Marxist agenda of nationalizing the whole economy and ridding us of the free enterprise system which he, as a Marxist, hates so much. The public seems to fall for his ruse every time. So he will continue to work it for all it is worth. That is exactly what communists did in the Soviet Union and in their various satellite puppet states in Eastern Europe-- they created crisis, nationalized everything, grabbed supreme power, and then installed themselves as the governing elite forever, living in luxury while the masses, robbed of their freedom and livelihoods, were reduced to serfs and slaves, impoverished and terrorized into powerlessness. Wonderful! Obama is well on his way to achieving the same for us here in America. The aim, of course, is a hidden on, it is Satanic. The true aim is to reduce all Christians to powerlessness and poverty so the Gospel can no longer go forth with vigor to all the world. He is also attacking every Amendment having to do with free speech and free exercise of Christian faith at the same time. This agenda is ruining the country, naturally, and the American people are waking up to the fact there is a Marxist dunce at the helm--but he intends to do as much damage as he can while he still can, whether he is reduced to one term or not. He never dreamed he would achieve so much as he has already--so everything he achieves from now on is pure frosting on the cake. His kingmaking backers--Warren Buffett, George Soros, the Middle Eastern oil monarchs, Oprah, and the whole liberal establishment--see blood in the water and are in a feeding frenzy--they are closing in for the killing of a once prosperous, free America that is right now thrashing about in oil-polluted Gulf waters.

A chief news agent at the White House, Helen Thomas was so delighted to tell a Jewish father and his son and friend that Israel should go to hell, as far as she was concerned! She may be in her eighties, but she expressed the irrational, satanic animus toward Israel and the Jews that Moslems have--though she is from Lebanon originally, and so could be from a nominally Christian background, not just Moslem family. She felt so assured of herself, in fact, she could spout the most virulent anti-semitism ever heard on the hill (at least reported anti-semitism). There has to be an anti-semitic spirit, the spirit of Amalek, resident on the Hill, for she was expressing this stonghold in every word she uttered to the Jewish filmaker and his son and young friend on Jewish Heritage Day. But this spirit overreached itself via Helen's big mouth. It is too proud and arrogant and spiteful to hold its peace when put in the glare of a spotlight--it just had to display itself, and it did, and the "excrement" hit the fan, flying right into the Oval Office. Embarrassed before the nation and the world and all American Jewry, Obama had to sack this pitiful mouthpiece of anti-semitism immediately, and he did so. Like he did to his poor old grandmother and others who have been an embarassment to him for various reasons, he threw Helen under the bush. She resigned her post, and is now sulking in ungraceful retirement, forced there by the president himself! What an end to her once prestigious career--it will go down just as it happened in all the texts dealing with the incident. She has this big black stinking mark on her record forever, no matter what else she did in her long career of journalism on the Hill. I feel sorry for her. She said monstrous things--telling the Jewish filmaker and rabbi interviewing her, Israel should "get the hell out of" Palestine, and go back to Poland, Russia, etc., despite the fact these nations exterminated Jews and are persecuting Jews to this day. Well, why doesn't Helen go back to Lebanon? She is free now to retire there. But she probably won't. She isn't stupid, she knows how oppressed the women are there by the Moslems, and big-mouthed liberals such as herself are especially vulnerable to being gunned down or blown up in their cars, and as a woman she would have to wear that hideous body rug the Moslem women are forced to wear--and so of course she prefers to reside in America where she is free to be an anti-semite and as liberal and feminist as she likes.

This is the sort of hyprocrisy that is rife in liberal circles. They hate America, but they don't leave, they remain to tear America down. They won't like what they are creating, however. They will be the first ones to be lined up for the firing squads in the police states they are helping to create. That is why she belongs in this Dunce center, not that she is deficient in intelligence, but that she has chosen to ignore reason to further her irrational politics.

We must not let this guy get off the hot plate. "Bucky" Ellison is a dunce, an absolute boobie who needs to go in this section, if anybody does! He refused to be sworn in as Congressional representative from Minnesota, choosing the Koran instead, a book that does not uphold any of the freedoms and liberties we all enjoy in this country thanks to the Constitution, which is based in large part on the truths of the Bible, not the Koran. The books do not compare at all, and the Bible is the only Word of God, not the Koran. Yet this dunce choose the Koran. Let him have it! But he supposedly took the oath to uphold the Constitution, which he cannot uphold if he remains true to the Koran. Please go to the Christianity or Islam article by Sir Lionel Luckhoo when it comes on-line soon. This shows the absolute difference between the Koran and the Bible and the God of the Bible and Allah. If Ellison wants his Koran so much, why not let him go to Saudi Arabia and remain there in that Wahabist hellhole of a 7th century, monarchical dictatorship, rather than just make a "holy pilgrimage to Mecca," which he did using funds from a terrorist-supporting organization.

This unAmerican low-life isn't worth mentioning, except that he needs to be stopped and thrown out of office as soon as possible. Minnesota is liberal, but it can vote in true conservatives on occasion, and so there must remain some people there who love this country and its freedoms, its Constitutional liberties and its God-given rights. Such people can dump this guy in a trash basket in Mecca, if they get the votes out by awakening fellow Minnesotans to what a bad apple Ellison is.

"The Vine and Branches," Spring 2009 issue says this about Ellison: "According to Fox News, 1/8/09, Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison's pilgrimage to Mecca last December was paid by the Muslim American Society of Minnesota (MAS), an organization with ties to Islamic radicals. According to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, MAS is the de facto arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. [the Muslim Brotherhood centered in Egypt, the cultural and religious center of the Islamic world, spread across the Middle East and produced Al Qaida and Osama Bin Ladin, the suicide bombers, the Jehadist attacks on Israel and the West by numerous spin-off terrorist organizations--Ed.]. Emerson said that the agenda of MAS is to "impose Islamic law int he U.S.," in order to "undermine U.S. counterterrorism policy." The trip, funded by the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, was fully reviewed and approved in advance by the House Ethics Committee," Ellison's office said in a statement to Fox News. until June 2007, MAS of Minnesota featured writings of Islamic clerics that praised Hamas and urged Muslims to "wage Jihad unto death."

All right, Minnesotans! Minnesota voted him in, now vote him out! It is up to you to send this shady character back to Mecca, permanently!We are counting on you to do the right thing!



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I know from reading articles and letters to the editor responses that not all Christians believe nations are a good thing, in fact, just the opposite. I am not of that opinion. Imagine a house without doors front and back, where anyone and anything could enter at any time of the day or night! That is the picture of a nation that does not defend its borders--the U.S. is a clear example. Well, imagine the whole world in that state. No defined borders, no organized nations! Just masses of different tribes, peoples, ethnicities roaming about. Can't you see the utter chaos and bloodshed that would produce? We had much that state of affairs on the North American continent prior to the European colonists. There were the Aztecs lording it over many Indian cultures and former nations with their superior imperialism and military might, but for the most part if was every tribe for himself, and the Devil take the hindmost. If you were a weaker tribe, a stronger tribe would come along, you could bet on it, and take your horses and women in raids, or even drive you completely away from your territory into some other tribe's territory, where you would have to fight again just to stay alive if you could, though you were at a great disadvantage, being "illegal,' and ignorant of the newer territory, whereas the people who were there before you knew every tree, rock, hill, river, and gorge, and could use them against you to attack and drive you out or kill you off altogether.

Nice kettle of fish--the tribal days of North America! Don't let the artists romanticize them too much, they weren't all that much fun for the tribes themselves who were the weaker ones. Stronger tribes could hold their own, such as the Lakota, often called Sioux, but even they had to do a lot of fighting to hold their territories, and they had been dwelling in Canadian forests, but found the open prairies with their vast herds of bison much more to their liking. Too bad for them, that the invading Europeans (Americanized) wanted the same lands for their farms and towns and railroads, etc. The Lakota, once supreme, had to deal with this extremely numerous, tenacious, invading "white tribe" from the East, and we know that though they fought bravely under some excellent military chiefs, it was a losing proposition, as they were outgunned, outmanned, and out-provisoned almost from the start.

So tribes had their day, and it was over with the coming of the Europeans (Americans by virtue of their new nation-state). Peace was established for the first time, peace unknown during the long ages of tribalism.

Peace came at a stiff price to the Indian tribes, for many tribesmen could not or would not adjust to the strange new pattern of civilized life introduced and planted over the North American landscape in this new "United States of America". Most Indians today of the various tribes have not adjusted well, as we know from the statistics. This is the greatest tragedy, the loss to the whole nation of these wonderful abilities and contributions they could have made to advance themselves and also this country and nation-state that had encompassed them. For the tribes, peace (the imposed "Pax Americana") was not a boon, it came as a bust. And bust it has remained for them.

Speaking about the whole world, though, nations have been a boon, not a bust. I thank God for nation-states. Who would want what is going on in Pakistan to spill over from its borders to us here? Nobody in his right mind would! Who would want Russia's autocracy here to oppress us as it does the Russian citizenry? Who would want the corruption of South American banana republics and all that bribery that goes on to get the least advantage from some aristocratic government official? Who would want the inefficiency of regimes that barely keep even the most essential public services going for their peoples? Would you want what Sudan has to deal with from that genocidal president of theirs? Or the fanaticism of the rioting Middle Eastern Muslims in our own neighborhoods?

Without nation-states and defined borders, we would all be in the same hobo stew, and equally wretched. Thank God for borders and nations! God ordained it so, until the end of time, and He is all-wise and compassionate, knowing that the best way to maintain security and welfare and a stable way of life is within a bordered nation that is willing to defend its borders too against all comers. When we give up nationality and borders, look out for trouble! Look out for aggressors, for they will be pouncing on you and me! Mr. Obama wants to give up our nation's nationality and blend us into some kind of socialistic North American region with Canada and Mexico, I take it. But that would be hell for us, since we would then be dealing with all the problems of south of the border--down Mexicali way! Want those problems? The drug lords, the drug wars, the corruption, the mis-government, the elitist ruling class, the masses of poor and disenfranchised, the predation on the weakest and poorest and darkest? Mr. Obama does! He thinks that would be paradise, evidently. But thank God, God has a better idea. He blessed this United States of America, after covenanting with our forefathers to establish a nation that would honor and propagate godly values and the Christian faith and spread the Gospel to allt he world. But our leaders are abandoning God, our nation is depraved, our society is sinking into the depths of socialism-- yes, that is true. But our wonderful, glorious God is still a Covenanting God--He has a long memory when ours grows short and we can't remember where we set our pen down or put the car keys. He can remember what exactly he agreed to when he first blessed our forefathers, the Pilgrims and Puritans, the early days of our nation when they gathered and prayed most earnestly to him, while signing solemn agreements in His Name and with their own signatures to form a civil union for the glory of God and the establishment of a godly society. God doesn't forget such things--not ever! Oh, we may have forgotten them--which I don't think is the case with all of us. With God there is still hope for this nation of America, including the Indian tribes who have been so terribly left out and pushed to the sidelines. God has a wonderful plan for them too--which goes beyond the man-made prisons called Reservations and the B.I.A. We can hope for these plans to become reality, if not now, then certainly in the coming Millennium, the 1,000 Reign of Christ, which may start in a matter of 7 years, if the Anti-Christ pops up in the next day or so, that is.

Ever get an envelope like this one in the mail? The best advice is to rip it up!!! Just like I did with this one received today, do the same and you do yourself a big favor. A relative of mine maxed out his credit cards buying books and magazines in order to keep his name and number in the drawing of the millions he was being constantly promised were his, and which were just about to drop into his hands if only he sent in for a few more magazines or knick knacks and gift items, etc. $20,000 to 30,000 in debt, he went bankrupt, unable to pay even the minimums on his credit cards with his modest salary from his job. His desperation to recoup his money was used by the so-called Publishers Clearing House--a crooked operation without the slightest honest reason to operate--to drag him even further into debt until finally he sank and went under, unable to pay himself out of his debt. So he declared bankruptcy. Do you want this to happen to you too? Thousands of Americans have fallen to such scams and schemes. Thousands more fall to the lotteries' scams. You see the droves of people, even grandpas who should have more wisdom, in the lines to buy lottery tickets, plunking down big bucks for a chance to win back the retirement they have already squandered on lottery tickets. It is the most pathetic scene imaginable! Yet this scamming goes on, since it means a lot of postage money for the U.S. Mails, who go to war against Christian ministries and the Christian content of their magazines but turns a blind eye to "Publishers Clearing House" using the U.S. Mails to bilk millions of people out of their hard-earned money and even their retirements. Shame on America's postal department, shame on the legislatures and Congress, who permit this to go on year after year! But we are responsible for what happens to us when we go into such schemes, as Proverbs warns everyone who seeks to get rich hastily. That is exactly what people are seeking, to get rich hastily or quick with the mega millions promised by the superfunded lotteries and the mail-order scammers too. This one I am showing promises $5,000 a week to the addressee. That would be, if my arithmetic is correct, $20 grand a month, and 240 grand a year-- no small potatoes if you are living near the poverty level today at $30,000 or less a year, or are even middle class at $50,000 income a year and up. It doesn't equal Postal Department administrators or the Highway Department or the Government worker's retirement packages, of course, but it is close enough to offer freedom from worrying about your present level of bills--but that is a lie, since your expenses and taxes will rise dramatically, eating up those tens of thousands until you probably overspend yourself back into bankruptcy, despair, and in some cases, suicide. It couldn't happen to you? Make double sure by getting out of this terrible racket now, if you are dabbling in it today, or by never taking the temptation and lure and putting yourself at mortal risk of all these disasters happening to you. Look to God, depend on him for provision, he is faithful, he is not a scammer, he will never take advantage of you. God is faithful, look to the lily that he clothes finer than any king on earth, or the sparrow, which he feeds enough to keep it each day and not a seed more than needed. Doesn't the Lord God who created you care for you and me far more than many lilies and many sparrows? Of course, he does! He assures us so in His word constantly, tells us how much he cares for us (which he proved for all time by dying for us on the Cross!). We're not to worry about material things such as the worldly people worry and fret and get ulcers always trying to obtain for themselves riches, legal or not so legal. He not only cares, he comes through for us--He cannot fail, whereas these scammers and swindlers will always fail those who are duped into entering their sweepstakes, lotteries, and casinos, to gamble and play poker with their very lives and souls at stake for Satan to take all when the game is over and you drop in despair and defeat.

I would support this ticket if it ever came about: Linda Lingle (Pres.), Janet Angle (V.P.). Governor Lingle of Hawaii is terrific, standing for traditional marriage, and Janet Angle of Nevada (running for the infamous Harry Reid's Senate seat) stands for our Constitutional liberties. What more could you want in a presidential ticket?

Women of this kind and character are every bit as good as men in the same offices, if not better. It takes even more conviction and integrity for a woman today to stand agains.t the secularists and feminists who have too long controlled and defined the discussion of the vital public issues.

There is only one way of salvation, which is considered the most hateful thing to say in this secularized world. But that is the absolute truth, in a world that denies absolute truth! Look for the coming excerpt on this:

"Who Am I?" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Excerpt on Edmund Burke's Views of Liberty and Constitutional Government, from "The Age of Aristocracy," by William B. Willcox, is on-line

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