============================================================ Fundamentally Right: October 2005

Sunday, October 23, 2005

CHURCHES OF INDONESIA PLEA FOR HELP

A Cry for Help!

The ASSIST News Service
(ANS) is reporting an urgent plea for help from Pastor Johan Bandi, Secretary of the Indonesian Churches in Perth, Australia. The call for help is to Christians and Christian Churches around the world.

The Christians in Indonesia are under attack by radical Islamic groups. Churches have been forced to close and some churches have been destroyed. Churches have been broken into in the middle of services. Pastors have been forced to stop preaching and have been intimidated into signing documents stating the building will no longer be used as a church.

All this activity is happening often while government officials and police officers stand by and do nothing. Sadly, though the federal government continues to make international statements that they do not agree with these church closures, local and state government officials continue to provide the decrees to close them.

What can you do about it?

Read the entire article as it is posted on the ASSIST News Service website HERE

Thanks to John M. Lindner, Special to ASSIST News Service for writing the article and thanks to ASSIST News Service for their dedication to the Persecuted Church.

You can learn more about the Persecuted Church throughout the world and what you can do to help.

Please take the time to visit the Voice of the Martyr website HERE and also click on over to the Persecution Blog HERE


Also, please help spread the Word that November 13th is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.





Please PRAY for the Persecuted Church

God bless You

Brad


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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Friends By Appointment?

There is much discussion today centered around a theory known as “Intelligent Design.” The theory is based on the premise that a power, an intelligence far greater than man’s, created and set in motion all that exists.

If one believes in the God of the Bible, the theory of intelligent design makes perfect sense. It doesn’t take a Bible study of any great depth to discover that God is a God of details. The Bible student will also find God is a planner, God is the ultimate planner. When you know everything, the entire past, the present and the future, reaching through eternity it’s possible to carry out your plan.

God has had plenty of experience, He started before the beginning of time. Kind of hurts your head to try and ponder that doesn’t it? That’s why He’s God and we’re not!

Keeping all of that in mind consider this theory, it could change your entire worldview.

The Bible states that the Jews, the Israelites, are God’s chosen people. God made a covenant with the Israelites.

The New King James Version puts it this way;

Deuteronomy 7:6 "For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth.”

It is stated elsewhere in the Bible as well, but Deuteronomy 7:6 speaks it plainly enough.

So, if God has a Divine plan, and is carrying out that plan, Israel is the major player. Of course, if one doesn’t subscribe to the Bible as being true or God being real then it’s doubtful any convincing will be done here.

The point though is not to debate how it all started, creationism versus evolution, that’s the beginning. The “now,” the “end” and how we’re getting there is more the subject.

An extremely fascinating article written by Stan Goodenough titled “Israel and the US - A God-ordained alliance?” and posted on the Jerusalem Newswire website present thought provoking insights.

Suppose that God created the United States of America for purpose of being Israel’s ally? Suppose that for the two and a half centuries of America’s existence God has been preparing and drawing Israel and America together for His Divine purpose.


Here’s a excerpt from the article;

“When God brought about the independence of the United States in 1776, He was supervising the founding of a nation He purposed to have in place about two centuries later as the world’s mightiest superpower.

And His reason for elevating America to this position was so that she would ally herself with the surviving remnant of the Jewish people, help them take root again in their national homeland, and support them in their struggle against a hostile world.

So America exists for Israel’s sake? What an absurd thought!

By such reckoning, all the major events that shaped the United States – from the days of early settlement, through the colonial era, the War of Independence and Declaration of Independence, the launching of the Information Age, the American Industrial Revolution, the American Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, the attainment to flight, World War One, the Great Depression, World War Two, the advent of the Atomic Age, the Space Race, the Cold War and America’s victory over it – all these things took place ultimately so that the United States could be positioned to stand with the Jewish nation in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Surely a ridiculous idea!”

Please take the time to read the entire posting, it’s time well spent….

You can read it HERE


God bless America and God Bless Israel

Brad


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Monday, October 17, 2005

Being On God's Side

In a report posted on the Jerusalem Newswire website titled “Episcopalians want to end Jewish occupation” writer Ryan Jones makes a couple of observations worthy of note.

Jones reported the intentions of the Episcopal Church’s plan for Israel;

“Earlier this month, the church's Social Responsibility in Investments committee issued a report to the Executive Council recommending “corporate engagement” in an effort to effect “positive changes in Israeli government policy” leading to the birth of another Arab Muslim state centered on Judea and Samaria, the God-given heartland of the Jewish people.”

Let me make this comment,

As was stated in the previous post titled “Apple of God’s Eye” here at Fundamentally Right, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church isn’t very happy with many American Evangelicals. Why? Because these Evangelicals support Israel.. Why do the Evangelicals support Israel?

The answer is painfully easy to those that read the Bible. God makes no secret of it.

The Book of Genesis 12:3 states “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and the entire world will be blessed because of you.''
Of course, the “you” God is talking about is Israel, the Jewish people and the land He gave them.

Well, Ryan Jones goes on to report that the Episcopalians ultimate plan is to divide Israel, to allow it to be overrun with Arabs.

Back to Jones' words;

“The report calls on the church to “affirm the principle of the right of return for every Palestinian.”

The so-called “right of return” is an unprecedented Arab demand that Israel allow the few thousands of surviving Arab refugees from the 1948 war and their millions of descendants to flood the country.

Israelis from across the political spectrum have rejected the notion, as it would demographically annihilate the Jewish state overnight.”


The motive of the Episcopalian’s is supposedly to bring peace in the Middle East. If they have their way, peace may come in time, simply because Israel would cease to exist.. God’s not going to let that happen, not to the “Apple of His Eye”

See the Book of Zechariah 2:8 For thus says the Lord of hosts: "He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.

One can rant and rave, get unhappy with the Evangelicals that support Israel…even hate the Jews and their nation Israel. But it better be understood, whether anyone likes it or not, God has a stake in the issue. It’s best to be on the side of God.

Support the Apple of God's Eye or at the very least, don't touch it!

To read the entire article “Episcopalians want to end Jewish occupation” at the Jerusalem Newswire click HERE

To read the Episcopal Social Responsibility in Investments committee Report Click HERE

God bless America and God Bless Israel

Brad


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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Apple of His Eye

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams is not very happy with the American Evangelicals. More specifically, the Archbishop is concerned about Christian “Zionists”.

These Christian Zionists are just a bit too supportive of Israel. They could ruin everything in the Middle East.

Christian “Zionists” as some refer to them, believe that God, speaking through the Bible instructs His people to support Israel. They believe that God blesses those that bless Israel.

This is how the Living Bible states it in Genesis 12:3


Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and the entire world will be blessed because of you.''

The “you” in that verse is in reference to Israel.


If the Bible is to be believed, God favors Israel. God also gives warning to those that would do harm to Israel..

This is how it’s stated in the Book of Zechariah, the New King James Version.

Zechariah 2:8 For thus says the Lord of hosts: "He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.

Once again, Israel being the “you” in the verse.

If one is mildly aware of the events going on today concerning Israel, whom does this scripture verse bring to mind?

New American Standard

Psalms 83:2

For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves. 3 Thy take crafty counsel against thy people, And consult together against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

Those verses could have been taken right out of today’s headlines.

There are many more scriptures that describe Israel’s enemies and the ultimate defeat of those enemies.

The Bible indicates clearly that God is on the side of Israel. It appears that it is profitable to be on the side of God.

Here is a little more instruction;

The American Standard Version

Psalms 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee.


It seems that America has done rather well by supporting Israel over the years. America has prospered and Israel has prospered.



The Archbishop suggested that "theological work" needed to be done to "counter those interpretations of Scripture from outside the mainstream of the tradition which appear to have become increasingly influential in fostering an uncritical and one-sided approach to the future of the Holy Land."

The comment that would appear to claim that Christians “Zionists” blindly endorse every move that Israel makes is debatable. The claim of one-sidedness is not absolute either. But the belief that Israel has a God given right to exist is nonnegotiable. In the context of the Bible it would seem self-defeating to support the enemies of Israel.


Perhaps the Archbishop should get busy with that “theological work.” He may find that it’s his interpretation of “mainstream” and “tradition” that need adjusting….

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee.” Seems fairly straight forward.

To read the entire article as it was posted on Ekklesia.Co.UK Click HERE

It’s titled;

US Evangelical support for Israel 'has never been more widespread'




God bless America and God bless Israel

Brad


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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Used Parts For Sale

Like everything else, the price of cosmetics is going up. Lipstick, eye shadow, face powder and all the rest of the products humans, most especially the females use are becoming more expensive. There is a price many are willing to pay to look younger, healthier and more attractive.

Unfortunately, the cost to the consumer is not in some cases where the highest price is paid.

Some may take a second look at the ingredients and the country of origin listed on the container of those products after reading the rest of this post.

It seems that a Chinese cosmetics company is developing beauty products to be sold in Europe. Representatives for the company have told potential customers that it is developing collagen for lip and skin wrinkle treatments. The problem arises when the ingredients are mentioned.

The Chinese company is using human skin in their products. One might ask; “where could a supply of human skin be found for commercial use?” Those clever entrepreneurs have tied into a steady source of skin. They’re using the skin of executed prisoners after they have been shot. These prisoners don’t have any use for their skin now, why waste it?

The company reps say it’s no big deal. It’s a tradition.


Some of the company’s products have been exported to the UK.

China doesn’t seem to have any hang-up when it comes using body parts harvested from prisoners. There is a market for those parts all around the world, they are quite a cash crop.

You can read the article titled “The beauty products from the skin of executed Chinese prisoners” written by Ian Cobain and Adam Luck, as it was posted on Guardian Unlimited website. HERE

Thanks to Guardian Unlimited and Ian Cobain and Adam Luck
Here are some other interesting articles pertaining to the human parts market that China is reportedly running.

“Sale of Human Organs in China” a U.S. Department of State Report
by Michael E. Parmly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. HERE

“Rare Chinese Newspaper Exposé Details Prisoner Organ Harvests”
By John Pomfret, Washington Post Foreign Service
Originally published in The Washington Post, now posted at www.vachss.com Here

Thanks to the U.S. Dept. of State and Michael E. Parmly

Also many thanks to The Washington Post and John Pomfret


This incredible horror is just a byproduct of the dehumanization of people under a Godless government. Communism…



God bless America

Brad


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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Anti-War?

It’s been a week now since the big anti-war protest rally in DC. Cindy Sheehan and the usual suspects were all there. Codepink, Jesse Jackson and other professional protestors were all taking their turn at the microphone and mugging for the obliging media cameras.

Hardly a soul missed hearing about this event, it was plastered all over the television radio and print media, as I’m sure you’re more than aware.

In America, protest marches and rallies are not an everyday thing but they are certainly not unheard of either. The organizers of last week’s protest march and rally bill the event as an anti-war protest. “Anti-war” is an inaccurate definition of what was being protested. The truth of the matter is closer to an anti-American or at least an anti-Bush protest, perhaps it’s an anti-American military protest.

If Cindy Sheehan were truly anti-war, shouldn’t she be protesting in Iraq? The ones that took her son’s life were insurgent terrorists fighting the Coalition Forces in Iraq. Her focus needs to be on the terrorists, they that won’t permit peace.

I doubt that Codepink, Michael Moore, Martin Sheen or Cindy will be making the trip to Bali soon. The terrorists attacked there this weekend killing some 26 innocent people as they fight their war of terror. It’s not likely any of the above protestors will even condemn those attacks. If their cause were truly anti-war, they would be organizing protests wherever the radical Islamic terrorists attack and kill.

Because it is so obviously not anti-war, Cindy and her radical left backers have no credibility with anyone but themselves. It does serve to encourage the terrorists. It gives them false indications that America does not have the will to fight the war we can’t afford to lose.

This is America, you’re allowed to disagree with the President, you can even hold protest marches and rallies.. Just be honest about the motives, it’s not about hating war, it’s about politics.

No one is fooled by it!


Update: 10/9/05 “Peace is not the answer”


Excellent article posted on the LATimes.com website written by William Shawcross.

An excerpt:

“IT SEEMS UNLIKELY that many of the so-called peace marchers who trooped through Washington and London two weekends back listened on Thursday — at least not with an open mind or sympathy — to George Bush's cogent explanation of why coalition troops are fighting and dying in Iraq.

You did not see in those demonstrations, after all, many banners reading, "Support Iraq's New Constitution," "No to Jihad" or "Stop Suicide Bombers." The crimes committed daily against the Iraqi people by other Arabs who wish to re-enslave them seem to be of little interest to Michael Moore, Jane Fonda and their followers. Rage against the daily assaults on children, women, anyone, by Islamo-fascists and ordinary national fascists is not fashionable. Only alleged American crimes are cool to decry.


It's hard to think of a more graphic illustration of the horror the U.S.-led coalition is fighting in Iraq than the mass murder on Sept. 26, in which terrorists disguised as policemen (a New York Times headline called these butchers "fighters") burst into a primary school in Iskandaria, south of Baghdad, seized five teachers (all Shiites) and shot them dead. Children stood weeping through this atrocity.

Why do crimes like this make so little impression on those Americans and Europeans who want the coalition to abandon Iraq? The demonstrators think of themselves as moral, but it is hard to think of any policy more amoral than abandoning Iraq to such an enemy.”

Read the entire article Here


God bless America

Brad


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