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"Finally! Prayer in Public Schools" By Tom Ascol from his blog (http://www.founders.org/blog/2007/07/finally-prayer-in-public-schools.html)

Finally! Prayer in Public Schools

The Carver elementary school in San Diego is paving the way for prayer to be returned to public schools. Carver administrators have set aside 15 minutes from classroom instruction each afternoon to accommodate 100 religious students that are newly enrolled in the school. Amazingly, the ACLU seems willing to stand down on this one and let the practice continue, evidently not concerned that this action violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment.

Many fundamentalist groups would be celebrating this new found sensitivity toward and encouragement of religious expression in a government school if it were not Muslims who are being served. That's right. The Carver policy has been designed to allow Muslim students to observe salat as prescribed by the Quran.

This article (http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070702-9999-1n2prayer.html) from the San Diego Union-Tribune tells the story. What it does not tell, however, is what these events di…

The July 2007 Berean Call Top 10- Taken From James White's Blog (www.aomin.org)

The July 2007 Berean Call Top 10

Here is this month's top 10 list of why Dave Hunt's Berean Call should change its name to something else. The following quotations are all from the July issue of The Berean Call. I challenge you to be Berean. Look up the verses provided by The Berean Call, or search your Bibles and history to find out if the assertions made are true.

10. "Jews or Gentiles who believed on Christ, but not until they saw Him at the Second Coming, are not in the church but will dwell on earth eternally: in their natural bodies on the new earth with access to the new Jerusalem but not as its residents (Rv 21:24)."

9. "Jews saved at the Second Coming will eternally dwell in the promised land of Israel on the new earth (Gen 17:7; 1 Chr 16:14-18; Ezk 32:21-28; 39:27-29; Zec 12:10)."

8. "The sudden mass disappearance worldwide of 100 million (or maybe more) of earth's inhabitants will cause a panic beyond anything we can imagine."

7. "I…

Grace Gems: What is the chief end of man? By Thomas Watson

What is the chief end of man?

(Thomas Watson, "Body of Divinity")

Question: What is the chief end of man?

Answer: Man's chief end is to glorify God,
and to enjoy Him forever.

"My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When
can I go and meet with God?" Psalm 42:2

Is the enjoyment of God in this life so sweet? How
wicked are those who prefer the enjoyment of their
lusts, before the enjoyment of God! 'The lust of the
flesh, the lust of the eye, the pride of life,' is the
evil trinity they worship.

Lust is an inordinate desire or impulse, provoking the
soul to that which is evil. Lust, like a feverish heat, puts
the soul into a flame. Aristotle calls sensual lusts, brutish,
because, when any lust is violent--reason and conscience
cannot be heard. These lusts besot and brutalize the man.

How many make it their chief end, not to enjoy God--but
to enjoy their lusts! Lust first bewitches with pleasure--and
then comes the fatal dart! This should be a flaming sword
to …

STRATEGY FOR EVANGELISM FROM II CORINTHIANS 4 From Pastor Bruce Ray

STRATEGY FOR EVANGELISM
FROM II CORINTHIANS 4


STRATEGY #1: “We will not surrender in cowardice, or give up in discouragement” (v. 1)! We don’t give in to evil; we don’t lose courage.


STRATEGY #2: “We will not tamper with the message” (v. 2a)! The problem is not the seed, it’s the soil.


STRATEGY #3: “We will not manipulate people” (v. 2b)! A less offensive gospel is no gospel.


STRATEGY #4: “We will never forget that the real obstacle is satanic blindness” (vv. 3-4)! People can’t see until God re-creates them. Again, we see that the problem is not the message we bring, it is the blindness and deadness of those to whom we bring it.


STRATEGY #5: “We will commit ourselves to serving people with the gospel”
(v. 5)! Though there is a place for meeting temporal, human deprivations, "gospelizing" will always be our ultimate service to humanity. Our love for it, will mainly consist in discharging our debt to them through evangelism


STRATEGY #6: “We believe that salvation is God’s re-creative …

Quote From Biochemist and Neuroscientist David DeWitt

Here is something that perhaps some of us have not thought about in the creation vs. theistic evolution debate...


"Theistic evolution is a significant threat to the Christian church. It undermines the very foundation of the Christian faith and causes people to doubt the truth of Scripture. . . In [theistic evolution], death is not the enemy but the very means by which God created everything. But the Bible is very clear about this: the wages of sin is death. Death came into the world through Adam's sin. Therefore there was no death prior to the fall of man and therefore there could be no evolution whatsoever before that time."

"Three Removed From Senate During Hindu Prayer" By Nathan Burchfiel

Three Removed From Senate During Hindu Prayer
By Nathan Burchfiel
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
July 12, 2007

Washington (CNSNews.com) -- Three Christian protestors were removed from the U.S. Senate chamber's observation gallery Thursday when they disrupted the morning prayer -- being delivered for the first time in history by a Hindu chaplain.

The three unidentified protestors began praying loudly when Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain from Nevada, started praying. The demonstrators prayed for forgiveness from Jesus Christ for "betraying" the Christian tradition.

Senate security officers quickly removed the demonstrators, and Zed continued with his prayer for peace. "May our study be enlightening," he said, noting that "by devotion to selfless work we gain the supreme goal of life."

Zed addressed his prayer to "the supreme one" and requested that "he stimulate and illuminate our minds."

"May yours spirits be as one," Zed said. "Peace,…

"Babies Not As Innocent As They Pretend" By Richard Gray

Someone catching up to what we Christians already know based on God's word...


Babies not as innocent as they pretend
By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 01/07/2007

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/07/01/scibaby101.xml


Whether lying about raiding the biscuit tin or denying they broke a toy, all children try to mislead their parents at some time. Yet it now appears that babies learn to deceive from a far younger age than anyone previously suspected.

Behavioural experts have found that infants begin to lie from as young as six months. Simple fibs help to train them for more complex deceptions in later life.

Until now, psychologists had thought the developing brains were not capable of the difficult art of lying until four years old.

Following studies of more than 50 children and interviews with parents, Dr Vasudevi Reddy, of the University of Portsmouth's psychology department, says she has identified seven categories of deception u…

Spurgeon on Romanism Idol Worship

Alas! alas! It makes a Christian's blood boil to see
glory given to a pack of scamps who call themselves
priests!

Does it not make a man feel, when you see pictures
of 'his holiness' and the cardinals, and so on, scattering
their benedictions at the Vatican, or at St. Peter's, while
admiring crowds fall down and worship them, that it were
infinitely better to bow to the devil himself?

We give glory unto God, but not a particle of glory to
anything in the shape of a man, or an angel either.

Have I not stood and seen the crowds by hundreds fall
down and worship images and dressed up dolls? I have
seen them worship bones and old teeth; I have seen
them worship a skeleton, dressed out in modern costume
said to be the skeleton of a saint.

I have marveled to see people so infatuated as to think
that such idolatry was pleasing to the most high God.

We, brethren, the people of God, who know Christ, can give
no glory to this rubbish, but turn away from it with horror!

Our glory must be given to C…

New Radio Ministry

This is for those of who read my Blog regularly but are not a member of our church or on my e-mail list, and for those of you who may "stumble" on to this Blog.

Beginning this Saturday July 7th, and every Saturday at 12 Noon Mountain Time, our talk show "Biblically Correct" will be going to radio. Those of you living in the Boise Idaho area can hear it on KBXL 94.1. Those of you who are not local can hear it streamed live at http://www.myfamilyradio.com/ by clicking on the link at the top right hand corner of the main page and then on one of the 94.1 links.

There is also a website where you can listen to past broadcasts that I will share in a future post after my wife and I get back home from Alabama.

I hope that you will pray for us, listen, and tell others about the talk show.

You can still watch the video version on Tuesdays at 8pm Mountain Time at http://www.camera8.tv/.

Just an FYI, while the video and radio versions will have the same basic format, they will not c…

Several Mormon Quotes

So what did some of the Mormon leaders say about Jesus and Lucifer being spirit brothers???

Thus it is shown that prior to the placing of man upon the earth, how long before we do not know, Christ and Satan, together with the hosts of the spirit-children of God, existed as intelligent individuals, possessing power and opportunity to hoose the course they would pursue and the leaders whom they would follow and obey (James Talmage, Jesus the Christ, p. 8)

The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, son of the morning. Haughty, ambitious, and covetous of power and glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desparately tried to become the Savior of mankind (Milton R. Hunter, The Gospel Through the Ages, p. 15---this book was "written and published under the direction of the General Priesthood Committee of the Council of the Twelve of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints").


Compare these statements …

Grace gems: Suck Out the Sweetness By Thomas Watson

Suck out the sweetness

(Thomas Watson, "The Christian Soldier" 1669)

Meditation is a holy exercise of the mind; whereby we
bring the truths of God to remembrance--and seriously
ponder upon them and apply them to ourselves. It is a
work which cannot be done in a crowd. A Christian must
retire from the world, to have serious thinking upon God.
It is not a few transient thoughts that are quickly gone;
but a fixing and staying of the mind upon heavenly
objects.

As the bee sucks the honey from the flower--so by
meditation we suck out the sweetness of a truth.
It is not the receiving of food into the mouth, but the
digesting of it, which makes it nutritious. Just so, it is
not the receiving of the most excellent truths in the
ear, which nourishes our souls--but the digesting of
them by meditation.

Satan does what he can to hinder this duty. He is an
enemy of meditation. The devil does not care not how
much we read--so long as we do not meditate on what
we read. Reading begets knowledge--but meditatio…