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"On The Partial Birth Abortion Ruling" By Chuck Baldwin

On The Partial Birth Abortion Ruling
By Chuck Baldwin
April 27, 2007

This column is archived at

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the so-called Partial Birth Abortion ban passed by Congress in 2003 and signed into law by President George W. Bush. Pro-life conservatives around the country are enthusiastically hailing this ruling as a first step toward reversing the infamous 1973 Roe v Wade decision, which legalized abortion on demand.

For example, Rev. Frank Pavone voiced the support of Priests for Life saying, "We are grateful to all who worked so hard to pass this law and to educate the public about this unspeakably violent procedure."

Dr. Paul Schenck, Executive Director of the National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill said, "In its opinion, the Court today has begun to right a terrible wrong."

Troy Newman, leader of Operation Rescue, said the decision was "another in a string of recent v…

"What principles should guide Christians as they interact online?" By Nathan Busenitz in Pulpit Magazine

(By Nathan Busenitz)

The question we are seeking to answer is: What principles should guide
Christians as they interact online?

Speak the Truth in Love

In Ephesians 4:15, Paul tells his readers to speak the truth in love. There are
two important applications of this passage as it relates to Christian
communication (both online and off). These are basic points from the verse, but
they are equally important: First, we are to speak the truth. Second, we are to
do so in a way that is characterized by love.

The context of Paul’s instruction centers around doctrinal issues (in v. 14),
and is directly applicable to the edification of fellow believers (in v. 16). We
are to speak the truth, then, in contrast to the falsehood of erroneous
doctrine; and we are to do so in love, for the purpose of building up the body
of Christ.

Speaking the truth addresses the content of what we say. We are to be those who
guard, echo, and uphold the truth. That means there will also be times when we
need to confront error, as …

Thinking Again (ruh roh)

I was at my job outside of the church, and thinking the other day (I know…OUCH). Thinking can be a good thing if it is not sinful and for the glory of God. My mind has a tendency to think about some pretty wild things sometimes.

Well, one thing led to another, and I ended thinking about what it would be like if my employer’s workers were taken hostage by somebody. As I thought more about that, an interesting question came to my mind: What if in a hypothetical situation like that, the person holding the workers hostage said one of us would have to die because of an attempted rescue or the employer not giving into his demands, etc.? Would I be willing to volunteer to have my like taken since I’m confident in the Lord only by His grace, that I would be in Heaven with the Lord Jesus because of all that He is and has done for me? I further thought: Well, if someone else is killed, if they are not born from above and therefore trusting in the Person and work of Christ alone for their salvati…

"Appeals Court Hears Bible Distribution Case"

Appeals Court Hears Bible Distribution Case
By Nathan Burchfiel Staff Writer
April 13, 2007

( - The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday heard arguments in a case that will decide whether a leading Bible distribution group will be allowed to hand out the religious texts at public schools.

The Gideons International, the 108-year-old missionary organization best known for its Bibles-in-hotels distribution program, passed out Bibles to students in Missouri's South Iron R-1 School District under a policy allowing the open distribution of non-educational material.

But the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit, prompting District Judge Catherine Perry to issue a preliminary injunction last September halting the Bible distribution.

Liberty Counsel, a Christian litigation group, has appealed the decision, arguing that the injunction is unconstitutional because it singles out one religious text for exclusion.

"The First Amendment clearly provides that…

Is God [Still a] Republican?

Is this the ravings of a mad man into conspiracy theories? Do we ignore him? Please read the latest article from Chuck Baldwin...

When Do Bad Policies Become Treasonous?
By Chuck Baldwin
April 13, 2007

This column is archived at

That America's two most recent presidents, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, have been guilty of egregiously flawed and fallacious decisions and activities is obvious. However, at what point do bad policies and conduct become treasonous? At what point do we conclude that our country's Chief Executive has crossed the line of mere inanity or naïveté and has actually become a threat to our national security and survival?

Those who listened to my radio talk show when Bill Clinton was in office know how I daily chronicled what I believed were acts of treason. No, I am not talking about his numerous sexual affairs. I'm talking primarily about what became known as Chinagate.

There is a plethora of evidence …

"Too much me, not enough us" By Andy Snider, Theology professor at Master's Seminary (

Too much me, not enough us

"I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul will make its boast in the LORD; the humble will hear it and rejoice. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together." Psalm 34:1-3

Recently, upon the umpteenth reading of this psalm, I took special notice of verse 3. It is an invitation to corporate worship. Then I noticed there's more of this language in the psalm: "O taste and see that the LORD is good" (v. 8); "Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD" (v. 11).

"Magnify the LORD with me, let us exalt his name together." I think there is something qualitatively different about worshiping with other believers that goes beyond the simple accumulation of bodies and voices. It's not a matter of crowd size and volume level. Worshiping with others is the joining of redeemed souls in the presence of their Redeemer for the purpose of …

Interesting Way of Saying Something

The following on a church website caught my attention, so I thought I would share it with my vast amount of Blog viewers :-)

The Bible is useful for teaching (“this is the right path”), rebuking (“you are on the wrong path”), correcting (“this is the way back to the path”), and training (“this is how you stay on the path”).

"Sucess is Simple" By Dr. James Renihan (

"Success is Simple"

In December, I visited my daughter and son-in-law who live in Oklahoma City. On Saturday, Bradford asked me if I would like to visit that evening. (that is its common name) is a huge presence in Oklahoma City and is spreading throughout the Southwest. Apparently, in a 2006 survey of evangelical leaders, was rated as the seventh most influential church in the USA. It is really a fascinating 21st century multimedia, internet oriented place. Loosely affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church, it originated from the merger of two congregations in Edmond and OKC. The two groups continued to meet in different locations, but they were considered to be one church. This merger seems to have led to a strategy of planting satellite campuses which remain in union with the main congregation, even at a distance as far as Phoenix. The divergent locations are tied together by a live satellite feed. Each one has its own reside…

Grace Gems: "The Best Means To Motify Sin" By Thomas brooks

The best means to mortify sin

(Thomas Brooks, "The Crown and Glory of Christianity,
or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness", 1662)

"Therefore, put to death whatever in you is worldly:
sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and
greed, which is idolatry." Colossians 3:5

While a darling sin lives and keeps the throne in the heart,
grace and holiness will be kept exceeding weak and low. But
when your darling sin is dethroned and slain by the power
and the sword of the Spirit--grace and holiness will quickly
grow stronger and stronger, and rise higher and higher.

When a man has eaten poison, nothing will make him thrive,
until he has vomited up the poison. Beloved sins--they are
the poison of the soul, and until these are vomited up, and
cast out by sound repentance, and the exercise of faith in the
blood of Christ, the soul will never thrive in grace and holiness!

If ever you would attain to higher degrees of holiness,
then fall with all your might, upon subduing and crucifyi…