Americans have had Obama Care now they get Obama Curriculum. What next?
Americans have had Obama Care now they get Obama Curriculum. What next?
Nothing takes the place of imagination. If you are old enough you remember those evenings when the family would gather around the radio listening to one of the many detective or comedy programs. Remember Amos and Andy? You would listen and imagine in your mind what was happening. Enjoy this video that takes you back to the “1930s era radio sound studio where the program is originating”.
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/east-hills-boys-high-school-student-brushes-past-last-post-ceremony/story-fnii5s3x-1227120039056 Nov. 12, 2014 East Hills Boys High School student brushes past Last Post ceremony (Edited by DCB) – In Sydney, Australia “A STUDENT at East Hills Boys High School is facing disciplinary action after failing to attend an assembly that -included a remembrance service and the playing of The Last Post yesterday.” “It was claimed the student had previously created tension at the school by refusing to stand during the Australian National Anthem and had attended a demonstration carrying a placard with the words “Behead all the Infidels”.” Is this boy a minority within the peace loving Islamic faith or is he the norm?
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au/who-we-are Who we are – Change is coming (Edited by DCB) – As a boy of the Islamic faith carries a placard with the words “Behead all the Infidels” the Australian and State governments seem more interested in placating dysfunctional teenagers. The School safe coalition says it is “…a national coalition dedicated to making schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people. We are creating change to ensure that every student and every teacher in every school has access to a safe and inclusive learning environment.” It is said to be “…a program that has already worked with thousands of school staff and students to challenge homophobia and transphobia and positively support gender diversity and sexual diversity.”
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au/what-we-do (Edited by DCB) – Why are teens in such a quandary as to what gender they are? Well, the Australian Federal and State governments through the safe school coalition are out “…to improve safety and inclusivity for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, their families and teachers, while taking a zero-tolerance approach to homophobia and transphobia in the school community.” These kids who are not sure whether they are boy, girl or both “…can organise activities, events and groups such as Diversity Alliances (‘gay-straight’, ‘queer-straight’ alliances) in schools to actively challenge homophobia and transphobia and create the kind of school culture that everyone wants – one that’s positive and supportive.”
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au/omg-my-friend-s-queer (Edited by DCB) – With today’s society the way it is why would it be a surprise to most teens when their friends “come out”? Well according to the safe school coalition it is so they have printed with tax payers money “A guide to ‘coming out’ for friends created by young people.”
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au/who-we-are/our-supporters Our Supporters – (Edited by DCB) – “Safe Schools Coalition Australia is nationally convened by the Foundation for Young Australians and funded nationally by the Australian Government Department of Education. In Victoria, the program is also funded by the Victorian Government.” Other supporters include the National Australia Bank (NAB). You may want to change banks.
http://australianchristians.com.au/news/safe-schools-coalition-2014-first-national-symposium-13-june-2014/ (Edited by DCB)- The Safe Schools Coalition’s (SSC) 2014 First National Symposium was held in Melbourne, Australia in June, 2014. “The day was launched by Senator Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, followed by Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Penny Wong.” Ryan’s a senator of the supposedly conservative Liberal/National Federal government and Wong was a cabinet minister of the former Labor government and a Lesbian. Appreciative “Wong thanked Scott Ryan for the Liberals Decision to continue funding the Safe Schools Coalition”. During the Symposium the SSC “staff for each state were then introduced which included Family Planning NSW.”
http://www.thenewnorm.org/ (Edited by DCB) – This is a web site “Empowering school communities to support universal love.” No this is not a web site for Buddhism but the “new norm” promoting all the sexual proclivities the unsaved mind can think of. It is saying be whatever you think you might be, boy, girl, boy/girl, it, we, them, us etc.”.
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au/liberal-mp-speaks-out-for-inclusive-schools-for-lgbti-students Liberal MP speaks out for inclusive schools 24 October, 2014 (Edited by DCB) -Are the conservatives conservative? A member of the supposed conservative Australian Federal Parliament said “Homophobia and transphobia are absolutely unacceptable in our schools and certainly unacceptable in our society”. Today there are sexual phobias along with the religious phobia known as Islamphobia. Yes I agree, hating someone just because they might be a Muslim, a sodomite or confused about what gender they are is unacceptable! However, since we now have all these phobias may I add to the list biblebelieversphobia, conservativephobia and straightphobia? Perhaps we should also add oldnormphobia since there is now the new norm which used to be the old abnormal . It does seem that the phobia list has stifled free speech and that sanity has left the room. John 3:17 is still in the Bible and it says “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
Muslim Leaders–May I Preach at Your Washington Mosque?
Don Boys, Ph.D.
Some superficial thinkers may question my request to preach in a mosque; however, it is a very reasonable request. After all, last Friday the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. permitted a Muslim prayer service! Trying to satisfy the Muslims, prayer mats were placed facing Mecca so that the very sensitive Muslims would not be offended at the crosses in the stained glass windows. It is not permitted for Muslims to pray in view of sacred symbols alien to their faith. But then, Christians are not supposed to permit God’s house to be profaned by pagan worship. There is a commandment declaring, “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.” And all historians know Allah is the desert pagan moon god. Oh, my!
You can be sure it will be a cold, wet day on the Arabian Desert (and in that other place) before any U.S. mosque invites a Bible-believer to preach in their Friday service! In fact, they won’t permit a radical unbelieving “Christian” to preach for them. Ahh yes, sweet reciprocity.
Moreover, while I am filling my schedule maybe the ecumenical Episcopal leaders will also invite me, a Fundamentalist, to preach for them! Now that would show real tolerance, but then, even Episcopalians can’t show that much tolerance. After all, there must be some limits.
The National Cathedral is the place of numerous famous funerals: Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford; memorial services were held for presidents Harding, Coolidge, Truman and Nixon. Non presidents’ funerals include Eleanor Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, and Nelson Mandela. So the Episcopal National Cathedral is more of a Funeral Home than a church. For sure, it is a dead or dying church.
At the interfaith service, Reverend Gina Campbell welcomed worshippers, declaring the Washington National Cathedral is “a place of prayer for all people.” Remembering her sensitivity training she prayed but not in the name of Christ. If I receive an invitation I could preach Nicodemus coming to Christ–the Seeker coming to the Savior for Salvation. Or maybe I could preach “A Christian Looks at Islam,” or “A Fundamentalist Looks at Episcopalians.” That would create more excitement in the National Cathedral than when one of the janitors unsuspectedly walked into a ladies restroom while one of the female “reverends” was there.
I suppose I should correct Gina’s heresy because she told the Muslims, “Let us stretch our hearts and let us seek to deepen mercy for we worship the same God.” First of all, her statement makes no sense. It is religious gibberish and she should know better. Secondly, Muslims worship Allah, the desert moon god as all historians know as well as readers of my book, ISLAM: America’s Trojan Horse!
The incredible ecumenical worship service was organized by Gina Campbell and South African Ambassador to the U.S., Ebrahim Rasool who praised religious freedom in America and lashed out against extremism which was commendable; however, non-Muslims are somewhat skeptical since Muslims have been given permission to be duplicitous, devious, and dishonest in the advancement of Islam. But some sincere folk will suggest that it is unfair to assume Muslim leader Ebrahim would lie to advance his religious cause. Maybe he is totally sincere. However, such thinking shows a person does not understand that ALL Muslims must seek to make the nation where he lives an Islamic state. So, if Ebrahim is a true Muslim, he will seek to advance Islam even to the point of lying. So the suspicion is not unfair, unreasonable, or unchristian.
The Ambassador’s motives are also called into question since the event was sponsored by himself, the cathedral, and several Muslim spiritual and advocacy groups: the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, Muslim Public Affairs Council and Masjid Muhammad mosque in Northwest Washington. All these Muslim groups are linked, even joined at the hip, with terrorist organizations! They are all shrill and angry defenders of any Muslim activity, anti-Israel in the extreme, and promoters of terror–if it is Muslim terror.
To his credit the Muslim Ambassador asked for a sliver of light to be permitted in Saudi Arabia but that was in an interview, not the interfaith service. He suggested that Christians should be permitted to pray in Saudi mosques but we don’t want to pray there. We want Baptist Churches next to their mosques! In fact, as a non-Muslim, I can’t even visit the nation! Ah, yes sweet tolerance–but only in one direction.
If Ebrahim can arrange for me to preach at a mosque, no special arrangements need be made. We will sing some historic Christian songs such as “There is Power in the Blood,” “O How I Love Jesus,” and “Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know.” Maybe close with “Just as I Am.” Then we will pray for the conversion of Muslims around the world; for Muslims to stop beheading journalists, women, and children; for bloody dictators in Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan to trust Christ and follow Him in believers’ baptism; for Hamas to stop its war against Israel; for butchers in many Muslim-dominated nations to stop mutilating little girls; for toleration in permitting Muslims to be converted to Christ; for Saudi to give me permission to start Trinity Baptist Church in Mecca; for all female Muslims to be treated equally with men; ad infinitum.
There was a backlash, you know, from “intolerant Christians” who thought it was not scriptural or prudent or acceptable for “Christians” to compromise with unbelievers. Franklin Graham was very forthright and courageous when he wrote: “It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins. Jesus was clear when He said, ‘I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’ (John 14:6).”
I have had disagreements with Franklin and his father’s ecumenical evangelism but that is a fuss among family members. I greatly appreciate and respect his stand on the religious fiasco at the National Cathedral and other courageous positions on controversial issues.
Just before the Muslims started to pray, a lady caused some to have an apologetic fit when she stood up, pointed to the cross and shouted, “Jesus Christ died on that cross. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. We have built enough of your mosques in this country. Why don’t you worship in your mosques? …America was founded on Christian principles…Leave our church alone!” She was escorted out of the church.
All genuine Christians who are members of the National Cathedral, should demand the resignation of all senior staff and church officers who permitted such an event.
Does this incident say something about the strange day in which we live? We have Muslims worshipping in a Christian church and a lady is castigated as a hater for saying, “Christ is Lord” and escorted out of the church for her protest!
I wonder what Christ would do! No, I know what Christ would do. He would use a whip again to drive the hypocrites out of the house of God.
What is wrong with this love fest that occurred in the Washington Cathedral? The Bible says Jesus Christ IS THE SON OF GOD but Islam denies that fact. The Bible says Jesus Christ physically died but Islam denies that! The Bible says Jesus Christ is man’s only Saviour from sin and hell but Islam denies that! The Bible teaches that God is a triunity but Islam denies that! How can a so-called “Christian” church allow a group that denies these tenants of the Christian faith to pray in their building? Perhaps the answer is that those who control the Washington Cathedral may not be Christian at all. Perhaps those who are in authority at the Washington Cathedral are those which the Bible calls apostate. Muslims do not need the liberty to pray their Islamic prayers to Allah in a Christian Church but rather they need to hear the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Those of the Islamic faith are like all sinners, they need to admit they are a sinner, repent of their sins, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God and as their personal Saviour. Preaching the Gospel is truly caring for the souls of men whether they be Muslim, atheist, etc.
As world leaders RUN headlong to their own destruction they continue to welcome with open arms those who despise them and if they get opportunity will behead them. The next time Obama bows to a Muslim perhaps it will be in an orange jump suit.
Revelation 6:10 “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”
Things are moving fast politically and religiously. Politicians are moving toward a one world government while the ecumenists are moving toward a one world religion. In just a few days , November 17 – 19, 2014, there will be held in the Vatican a conglomeration of various “Christian” denominations and other faiths to talk about the family and marriage. Surely a rational thinking person would not be against this?
http://www.humanum.it/en/about.html An International Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman Nov 17 – 19 – “The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium is a gathering of leaders and scholars from many religions across the globe, to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support and reinvigorate marriage and family life for the flourishing of human society. Witnesses will draw from the wisdom of their religious tradition and cultural experience as they attest to the power and vitality of the complementary union of man and woman. It is hoped that the colloquium be a catalyst for creative language and projects, as well as for global solidarity, in the work? of strengthening the nuptial relationship, both for the good of the spouses themselves and for the good of all who depend upon them.
The Colloquium is sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and? the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.”
http://www.humanum.it/en/speakers.html (Edited by DCB)- Some of the speakers at this ecumenical marriage and family forum are Southern Baptists, Muslims, Roman Catholics, Mormons and numerous others. Some of these birds of a feather are:
Rev. Dr. Richard D. Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church D.Min.
Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family M.A., University of Urbino, Vatican City / Italy
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue J.C.D., Pontifical Gregorian University
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ph.D., Harvard University
Dr. Ikbal Gharbi, Ezzitouna University, Tunisia. Dr. Iqbal Gharbi is professor of Sharia and Religious Principles at Ezzitouna University, and has called for a feminine reading of the Holy Scriptures in order to reconcile Islam and modern global values. She has also lectured at the Sorbonne, Paris.
Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican City / United States
Since 2013, Dominican Archbishop Augustine Di Noia has been Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Previously he served as Vice President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and Under-Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In 1994 Archbishop Di Noia was a signatory of the document Evangelicals and Catholics Together. Archbishop Di Noia was a founding director of the Intercultural Forum of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington D.C., where for over twenty years he also taught at the Dominican House of Studies. Archbishop Di Noia is a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas and is a past member of the International Theological Commission.
http://www.humanum.it/en/program.html Monday, Nov 17, 9:20, Address of the Holy Father
http://www.religionnews.com/2014/11/03/vatican-to-host-religious-leaders-tackle-marriage-family-issues/ Russell Moore, Rick Warren to join Vatican conference on marriage and family life 3/11/2014 (Edited by DCB) “The Vatican will host religious leaders from across the religious spectrum later this month for a conference where they are expected to defend traditional marriage as between a man and a woman.” “Organizers say the new conference will show that while the Catholic hierarchy is split on how to address contemporary challenges to marriage and family life, the church can nonetheless seek common ground with religious leaders outside the Vatican.” “The gathering will be sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVCY8pW-ACs “Part II of our exclusive interview RICK WARREN, pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California. Rick talks about the expansion of his ministry abroad, the Vatican delegation that recently came to Orange County to study his church’s style of evangelization, and which television channel he finds himself watching most often and the show that draws him.”
This is a MUST to watch. At about one minute and twenty three seconds Warren in talking about his writing the Purpose Driven Life mentions he would light candles! Did he not pay the light bill? He then mentions Thomas Kempis and Brother Lawrence and St. John of the Cross. He calls the works of these men as great classical devotional works! At about 3 minutes he speaks of “our new Pope”! Why did he not say “the” new pope? Then Warren goes into a love fest about how Pope Francis is soooo loving and this is what the world expects of us Christians. Warren then continued by quoting a news paper headline that read “If you love Pope Francis you’ll love Jesus”. This is the so-called pastor of America!? At six minutes and 40 seconds Warren and his wife welcome on stage two men of which one is a Roman Catholic priest. Warren was certainly not taught Biblical separation and if he was he missed that class. At 13 minutes and 55 seconds he repeats the old cliche of Augustine “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” Evangelicals, new Evangelicals and the New Fundamentalist LOVE this quote and seek to practice it as well! At 20 minutes and 55 seconds he says he fully supports the Catholic Church’s new evangelization. At 22 minutes he mentions that at Saddleback they do baptism the old fashioned way in which he seemingly demonstrates a motion of immersion. Old fashion or Biblical! One of Warren’s favourite television shows is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on the Catholic station Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). The Catholic interviewer told Warren he could thank Mother Angelica for the programme which Warren did at 25minutes and 34 seconds! At 25 minutes and 53 seconds the interviewer talks about the three images Warren has on the wall of his office. The first that is mentioned is Mother Teresa, the second is Martin Luther King and the third is Billy Graham. Warren then states the only one missing is Pope John Paul II. So here are four that according to Warren has taught him a lesson for living. If you can take the time to watch and listen please do so. This is APOSTASY SPEAKING! How does the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) continue to allow this man and his church to remain? Where are the so-called SBC conservatives!!
As I write this on a Thursday Warren and these other ecumenists will be meeting at the Vatican on Monday the 17th of November. What a motley crowd this will be. There will be Roman Catholics, Southern Baptists, Mormons, Muslims and others to numerous to mention. The Pope which rules over the whore of John’s Revelation will give an address to this compromising crowd. The question must be asked “Would any true born again Bible believer attend such a meeting?” Not if they believed what the apostle Paul said under the leading of the Holy Ghost “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” 2Corinthians 6:14 – 17! Then in Titus Paul wrote “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee” Titus 2:11 – 15.
This is from Tim Blair’s Blog.
You know the old saying “You know you are getting old when you look in the obituaries each day to see if your name is there”? Well, I am at that age. Even though I have not lived in my home town for over forty five years I still get online to read the obituaries in the online local rag. In the last few weeks there have been several people that have passed from this life to the next that my wife and I knew way back then.
Then there is the high school I graduated from over fifty years ago. It now has a web site where my graduating class has a page and those who register can update details on themselves. Wow, have those fifty years gone fast and the fact that we can keep up on where and what others from that class are doing is something that would have been unimaginable fifty years ago! However, also classmates who know of those who have recently passed from this life into the next list their names. . Looking at those names certainly makes me realize my own mortality. It also brings afresh the reality of what James said “For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” Moses put it this way “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away” Psalm 90:10.
In viewing the class web page I get a feeling of nostalgia and when I view the names of those who have passed away from this life into the next I wonder if they were prepared. Then I also begin thinking about those who are still alive; are they prepared for that day which comes to all of us?
Now, some who visit this blog will not agree with what I will am saying while others will agree and others may be simply indifferent. I don’t know where you fit into this but allow me to share just a few thoughts. The first thing is that no matter what you believe about life and death, you know one will end and the other will occur. No matter how well you take care of the body it will die! Life may end in various ways. It could happen as the result of an accident, a heart attack or as unconventional as ebola. We do not know when or in what way our life will end but when that time does come, the question is, will you be prepared for it?
Now some people think when your dead you are just dead. But what if they are not correct? Or, you might think you are reincarnated, but what if that isn’t correct as well. The reality is, your life is over and your after-life (eternity) has begun and there is no second chance!
Now, allow me to back up just a little. Why does life as we know end? The answer goes all the way back to the beginning of time. The Bible puts it this way in Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”. That man spoken of was Adam. He disobeyed God and the result was death. There is no escape from physical death, Hebrew 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”.
A full discussion of what the Scriptures say concerning man’s need for a Saviour will not be dealt with right now as I am probably preaching to the converted but just in case some reader has continued this far let me tell you about two preachers who were put in jail for preaching the Gospel. So much for free speech! As these preachers waited in their cell they also sang hymns and prayed loud enough for all, including the jailer, to hear. Then an unusual event occurred. An earthquake shook the jail so much that all the cell doors were opened. The jailer of course was afraid the prisoners had escaped but at the same time he was also convicted of his personal sin and need for forgiveness through the singing and praying of the two preachers. Because he believed all the prisoners were escaped he was going to do himself harm. However, the two preachers seeing what he was about to do loudly told him that all the prisoners were still there. Upon hearing that he came into the preachers’ cell and asked them what he had to do to be saved or put another way, made right with God. These two preachers did not tell the jailer to go to church or to be baptized but to simply “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved”. This the jailer did and his life was changed. You may read this account in Acts 16 of the Bible.
Now what that jailer did not only changed his life here on earth but changed where he would spend eternity when this life ceased. This is the same thing that can take place in your life if you will simply turn from your sins and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour.
As I read the obituaries in the local online town rag and the names of my former classmates who are now deceased I am hopeful most of these people have had a jail house experience and even though they are “absent from the body” they are “present with the Lord.” Dear reader I pray the same is true of you.