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Why The World HATES "W"


The alternative to (Kerry, Gore, Kennedy, Clintons, Reeve & Michael J.
worldview is not a compassionate society that excludes "only" tiny
it's a society that lacks compassion in which protection and inclusion
are based
on power and one's ability to make a contribution. It's a utilitarianism
that seeks
to promote the greatest good for the greatest number and in the process
will be
willing to sacrifice the weak and the vulnerable. And that is an age-old

The irony is that this ethic leaves little, if any, room for people like
late Christopher Reeve. On a strictly utilitarian basis, the resources
to caring for the severely injured could be "better expended" on those
prospects for a full recovery. But, of course, we don't believe that.

The fact that we don't operate that way is a testimony to what
taught our culture about the sanctity of human life. And if we continue
to value
and protect the vulnerable, it will be because millions of Christians
keep hope
alive by remembering what matters most: human life.
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Two familiar quotations come to mind as being applicable as we approach the end of the first quarter of the year 2006. The first is the opening line of Charles Dickens memorable “A Tale of Two Cities” – “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness …”

And the second one, equally appropriate, is from Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

Where to begin? In no particular order of importance or chronologically, here are a few of the situations facing American Evangelical Christians in today’s world.

(1) The Episcopal Church in the USA (ECUSA) is at it again. Just two years ago, on March 7, 2004, Vicky Gene Robinson was invested as the 9th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. Bishop Robinson is an openly practicing homosexual living with a male lover, and has only recently admitted that he is an alcoholic and has entered a treatment center. But he remains as Bishop, and the ECUSA is near a schism, having lost many churches, and a sharp decline in membership. Even the world-wide Anglican Communion has experienced serious dissention over the issue.

Apparently ECUSA didn’t learn from this experience and now as California seeks to choose a new Bishop, at least 3 of the final 7 candidates scheduled for the May election have same-sex partners. The national Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold admits that there may be what he termed a “definite difficulty” if a homosexual Bishop is elected, but feels he should not interfere. Why an historic Christian denomination would attempt another try at ecclesiastical suicide is hard to understand, but such a possibility seems to be real.

(2) In Afghanistan Islam’s Shariah law is thwarted, at least for now. The court in Kabul hearing the charges against Abdul Rahman, a convert from Islam to Christianity, has dismissed the death penalty case for lack of evidence. Rahman has been released while the government attorneys review their charges against him, and is seeking asylum in a non-Muslim country. In a videotaped message, Rahman who converted to Christianity some 16 years ago, is said to have testified, “The punishment by hanging? I will accept it gladly, but I am not an infidel. I am not a traitor. I am a follower of Jesus.” Two facts are of significance to American Christians. (1) Such an enforcement of Shariah law would indicate a grasp of power and influence of the Taliban which was supposedly eliminated by our military action in Afghanistan, and (2) We must always remember that Abdul Rahman is just one of many Christian believers who daily face death for their faith. The international publicity accorded this instance should focus the attention of Christians throughout the world on the evil intent of Islam and Shariah law, and arouse further official denunciation of this outrageous attack on the concept of religious freedom.

(3) The illegal immigration issue is “front and center” before Congress this week. The difficulties in developing a bill which will satisfy the demands of the various opinions so evident on capitol hill are enormous. The quick passage of a bill out of the Judiciary Committee does not signify equally quick action in the full Senate. As the debate moves forward, there appears to be one point of agreement – as stressed in last week’s EPOCH Commentary – the urgent need for halting the entry of illegals across our borders and at our entry points. This obviously requires a restructuring of our immigration and naturalization processes. The other elements of a comprehensive bill must deal with the “guest worker” concept, and future naturalization procedures. The massive protests in several major cities over the past weekend probably will not affect any decisions in the legislative process – such demonstrations seldom have any such effect – but they do serve to indicate how strong the public's feeling is with respect to this issue. The stance of some religious leaders in urging active opposition to complying with the law of the land is of serious concern. In so many ways, the debates now under way in Congress are tremendously important to all Americans.

(4) True Christian believers are on the rise according to at least two reports released this week. The Barna report issued on Monday disclosed that new data indicates that 45% of all adults may be classified as born again – an increase over the level of 31% in 1983 and over the 36% - 43% range from 1992 through 2005. Relating these new figures to the overall “Christian” population of America is equally encouraging. (1) Evangelicals who are born again but also active in spreading their faith now represent 9% of American adults. (2) Non-Evangelical born agains represent 36% of all adults. (3) The so-called “Notional Christians,” who consider themselves Christian but are not born again, have declined from a level of 46% in 1991 to 36% today. (4) And those who consider themselves either atheist or agnostic, and those who hold to other faiths, each represent less than 10% of the adult population. To summarize in a brief statement: religiously America is moving in the right direction (Data from The Barna Group, Ventura CA,

And that trend is evident also in the enrollment figures for Christian colleges and universities. The 102 Evangelical schools which belong to the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities have seen an increase in enrollment of 70% since 1990. By contrast, enrollment at all public institutions increased by only 13% and at private colleges by 28%. There is a large pool of potential applicants in the 300,000 to 400,000 Evangelical students who will graduate from high schools each year. “Students often want to study where their religious beliefs are respected, and respect for faith can be hard to find on secular campuses,” said Naomi Riley, deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal, “It’s nice for students to go to a place where they don’t have to always be defending their faith.”

(5) Looking ahead: Gay pride observance in Jerusalem? Remember just one year ago – the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans-sexuals (LGBT) were planning for a massive Gay Pride observance called “World Pride 2005.” Fortunately it was postponed, but the LGBT organizers are back at work again, and plans for “World Pride 2006” are moving ahead. The population of Jerusalem is somewhat less than 700,000 but the organizers are planning for 100,000 delegates from all over the world, or a crowd equal to 1/7 of the city’s population. The major religions which have ties to Jerusalem – Christianity, Judaism and Islam – all reject the concept of homosexuality. Yet this holy city, revered by so many of the world’s people, will be the scene of decadent activities taking place in sites where our Lord lived and ministered as recorded in the Scriptures. Christians should pray that circumstances will again cause this sordid event not to take place.

Those are just a few of the widely varying situations unfolding across the country and elsewhere in the world. All can well be matters for prayer, including prayers of thanksgiving for all the blessings God has showered upon this nation.

Quote for the week: "I lament that we waste so much time and money in punishing crimes and take so little pains to prevent them ... we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government; that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible, for this Divine Book, above all others, constitutes the soul of republicanism." -- Benjamin Rush, physican, educator and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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In 1796 the US Supreme Court issued this ruling, "By our form
of government, the Christian religion is the established religion,
and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on
equal footing." Some 57 years later, after Congress was
petitioned to separate Christian principles from government,
in 1853 the House Judiciary Committee issued their formal
report, including these words: "In this age there is no substitute
for Christianity. This was the religion of the founders of the republic,
and they expected it to be the religion of their dependents. The
great vital, conservative elements in our system is the belief of
our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel
of Jesus Christ." - - - Dr. Gerald Beavan


A UNC student was speeding down the road in her little red sports car
and was pulled over by a female police officer for the City of Chapel
who was a UNC grad.

The cop asked to see the student's driver's license. She dug through her
purse and was getting progressively more agitated. "What does it look
like?" she finally asked. The policewoman replied, "It's square and it
has your picture on it." The driver finally found a square mirror,
looked at it and handed it to the policewoman. "Here it is," she said.
The officer looked at the mirror, then handed it back saying,
"Okay, you can go. I didn't realize you were a cop. (Tks: Shirl)



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The Khmer Rouge followed a harsh brand of communism, killing nearly two
million people in their bid to return Cambodia to Year Zero. Now they
have a
new faith: evangelical Christianity.

Hundreds of former fighters have been baptised in the past year. The
Rouge's mountain stronghold, the town of Pailin in south-west Cambodia,
four churches, all with pastors and growing congregations. At least 2,000
those who followed Pol Pot, the guerrillas' former leader who died six
ago, now worship Jesus.

Many new converts were involved in the bloody battles, massacres and
labour programmes that led to the Killing Fields. Between 1975 and 1979
Khmer Rouge sought to eradicate religion, ripping down the country's
cathedral, killing Muslim clerics and turning Buddhist temples into

According to one pastor, 70 per cent of the converts in Pailin are Khmer
Rouge. For many, it offers a hope of salvation. 'When I was a soldier I
bad things. I don't know how many we killed. We were following orders and

thought it was the right thing to do,' said Thao Tanh, 52. 'I read the
and I know it will free me from the weight of the sins I have committed.'


A cowboy lost his favorite book while he was mending
fences out on the range.

The next morning a cow walked up carrying the book
in it's mouth. The cowboy couldn't believe his eyes!

He took the book out of the cow's mouth & exclaimed,
"It's a miracle!"

"Not really...." said the cow. "Your name was written
inside the cover."


News Flashes just in for the year 2035:

Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in seventh
largest country in the world, California.

White minorities still trying to have English recognized as
California's third language.

Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States
crops and livestock.

Baby conceived naturally . . . Scientists stumped.

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual mariage.
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* * * Four Important Things To KNOW: #1) For ALL (Americans, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc.) have sinned & fall short of the glory of God. #2) For the wages of above (see #1) are DEATH (Hell, eternal separation from God, & damnation) but the Gift (free & at no charge to you) of God (Creator, Jehovah, & Trinity) is Eternal Life (Heaven) through (in union with) Jesus Christ (God, Lord, 2nd Person of The Trinity, Messiah, Prince of Peace & Savior of the World). #3) For God so greatly loved & dearly prized the world (Americans, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc.) that He even gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, that whosoever (anyone, anywhere, anytime - while still living) believes (trust in, relies on, clings to, depends completely on) Him shall have eternal (everlasting) life (heaven). #4) Jesus said: "I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH, & THE LIFE. No one (male/female - American, Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, Asian, Presbyterian, European, Baptist, Brazilian, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc. ) comes (arrives) to the Father (with GOD in Heaven) EXCEPT BY (through) ME (no other name). *** This wonderful loving GOD gives you the choice - - - (Rev. 3:20) {Please note that church membership, baptism, doing good things, etc. are not requirements for becoming a Christian - however they are great afterwards!!!} *** Jesus said, "Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction (Hell, damnation, eternal punishment), and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life (Heaven, eternal happiness, forever with God), and only a few find it.

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But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55

O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
- - Isaac Watts

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