Monday, January 31, 2011

Death by Medical Breakthrough

by Chuck Colson
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:22 EST

Seventy-five years ago the Nazis targeted the disabled and the weak for extermination. Most of us now recognize as evil the idea that some people are less worthy of life than others. But, tragically, eugenics never seems to go away completely. It keeps coming back with a new name - such as “medical breakthrough.”

Exhibit “A” is an article on the ABC News website entitled, “New Down Syndrome Test Could Cut Healthy Baby Deaths.” Lynn Harris describes how, pregnant in her late 30s, she underwent a test at twelve weeks to learn if her baby had Down syndrome. The baby was perfectly healthy - but the test - called Chorionic Villus Sampling - ended up killing him.

But now there’s a blood test that can be performed in the first trimester—one that does not carry the risk of more invasive testing. It can detect Down syndrome with 100 percent accuracy, and can do so, according to one geneticist, “without any risk to the pregnancy.” Click "Here" for the complete story.


This is a very interesting article written by Chuck Colson relating to the advancement of medical breakthroughs, or in this case should we call it "eugenics", to determine the fate of a child born with Down syndrome.

We need to gather together and pray that our medical breakthroughs and medical advancements will always be used to bring glory to God and the preservation of human life. When these medical breakthroughs promote the advancement and justification of abortions or the premature death of an elderly or terminally ill person, then we are on the verge of another holocaust.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Evangelism: Every Believer’s Calling!

Christian belief is not built on speculation or myth but on the sovereign acts and words of God incarnate in the time-space universe. The birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ are solidly rooted in history. The kingdom of God was the central topic of discussion between Christ and His apostles during the forty days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. The goal of history is not the Cross, but the crown—the time when King Jesus reveals Himself in all His majesty and reigns in glory (Isaiah 11:1-2; Daniel 7:13, 14; 1 Corinthians 15:24–28; Revelation 20:4–6).

At Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4) the Holy Spirit was made available to all who believed in Jesus. We receive the Holy Spirit (are baptized with Him) when we receive Jesus Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit must be understood in the light of His total work in Christians:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christian therapist faces being barred after ‘sting’ by homosexualist journalist

by Hilary White

January 18, 2011 ( – In yet another instance of the growing conflict between believing Christian professionals and the homosexualist movement in Britain, a Christian psychotherapist who helps individuals overcome homosexual inclinations may be “struck off,” or barred from practicing her profession.

Lesley Pilkington was the object of a sting operation by undercover journalist Patrick Strudwick, who approached her to ask her for help with his sexuality. He had told Pilkington that he wanted to leave the homosexual lifestyle and she informed him that she only worked within a Christian counseling framework. Click "Here" for the full story.


Now this is really an interesting article regarding a gay journalist going "undercover" to disbar a Christian therapist because she told him that she only worked within a Christian counseling framework. Watch out all of you Christian professionals because the next "sting" might be aimed at you or maybe even your church.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The” Body of Christ” is His Church!

In this hectic world we live in today, we sometimes loose sight as to the true meaning of the word “church”. Usually most Christians meet once or twice a week in a building that they commonly refer to as their church. But is the building that we all gather to worship and praise our Lord and Savior really the biblical church that God instituted?

Let us look into what the Word of God has to tell us in Ephesians 1: 22-23, where the Apostle Paul encourages and strengthens the Ephesus believers in their Christian faith by explaining the nature and purpose of the church, the body of Christ.

"And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all." (Ephesians 1: 22-23)

Having been raised from the dead, Christ is now the head of the church, the ultimate authority over the world. Jesus is the Messiah, God's Anointed One, the One Israel longed for, the One who would set their broken world right. As Christians we can be confident that God has won the final victory and is in control of everything. We need not fear any dictator or nation, or even death or Satan himself. The contract has been signed and sealed; we are waiting just a short while for delivery. The Apostle Paul says, in Romans 8:37-39, that nothing can separate us from God and His love.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Honoring Our Fallen Solders - ANGEL FLIGHT

I received this video from my brother-in-law, Wayne, who did several tours in Vietnam. This will probably bring a tear to your eyes if you are a veteran or someone who has lost a love one in any war or conflict.

God's blessings and protection to our young men and women who are placed in harm's way for the protection of our freedom. Angel Flight is the name of the aircraft that brings our military home who have given everything that they can give.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Arizona votes to ban funeral picketing!

January 12, 2011 - 11:24AM - AP

Arizona legislators have approved an emergency law to head off picketing by a fundamentalist Kansas church near the funeral service for a nine-year-old girl who was killed during a mass shooting in Tucson.

The Arizona bill, which would make it a misdemeanor to picket or conduct other protest activities within 100 meters of a funeral or burial service, comes after the Westboro Baptist Church said it planned to picket Thursday's funeral for Christina Taylor Green because "God sent the shooter to deal with idolatrous America." Click "Here" for complete story.


This news article just makes me ill at my stomach...what are the members of the Westboro Baptist Church from Kansas thinking! If it isn't bad enough that innocent people had to die because of the rampage of a devil possessed young man, but now the family of the nine year old little girl that was murder in the incident has to condone and be harassed by "SO CALLED" Christians that claim it was all God's will that the shooting took place.

Westboro Baptist Church has also protested at funerals of our soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Shirley Phelps-Roper, a Westboro church member and a daughter of its pastor, said the prohibition wouldn't matter because church members planned to picket at one of two intersections more than 300 meters from the church where the girl's service will be held.

Why would a Christian church act in such a manner to bring shame upon itself? The only answer that I can come up with is this... maybe our Lord Jesus is not the head of their church! Is it any wonder why organized religion has such a bad connotation to it by the world? What are some of your thoughts regarding this fundamentalist Baptist Church?

UPDATE:  Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, Pastor Fred Phelps, has decided to back down from their plans to picket the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, the young girl who was gunned down over the weekend in Tucson, Arizona, in a shooting that claimed the lives of 5 others. In return, they have been promised airtime by two radio stations.

Click "Here" to go to the Westboro  Baptist Church website.  WARNING:  This is not your ordinary Christian church website so be prepared to see lots of "hate" articles. The Westboro Baptist Church, of Topeka, Kansas, is a hate group masquerading as a Christian church.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Where Jesus Is -There Is Hope!

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. (1 Peter 2:18-20)

Many Christians were household slaves. It would be easy for them to submit to masters who were gentle and kind. But Peter encouraged loyalty and perseverance even in the face of unjust treatment. In the same way, we should submit to our employers, whether they are considerate or harsh. By so doing, we may win them to Christ by our good example. Paul gave similar advice in his letters (Ephesians 6:5-9; Colossians 3:22-25), as did Jesus (Matthew 5:46; Luke 6:32-36).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

How faith helped uncover a 'golden voice'

By John Blake, CNN
January 6, 2011 -- Updated 1709 GMT (0109 HKT)

By now, millions of Americans have heard from Ted Williams.  He's "the homeless man with the golden voice," a panhandler whose stunning vocal skills were recorded for an impromptu video that's netted at least 4 million views on YouTube.

But what about the good Samaritan with the video camera?  What made him stop for Williams on a dreary, overcast day when scores of people ignored the African-American homeless man during the peak of the Christmas season? It turns out that Doral Chenoweth III, the man who filmed Williams, has a story of his own. Click "Here" to read the full story.


This is really an amazing story where God has been working in the life of a homeless man by the name of Ted Williams. Little did Doral Chenoweth III realize that God had set up a divine appointment when he pulled over to chat with Williams alongside a busy public street.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

God Will Make Everything New!

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. (Revelation 21:1-3)

The earth as we know it will not last forever, but after God's great judgment, He will create a new earth (Romans 8:18:21; 2 Peter 3:7-13). New here suggests freshness, not just a second beginning. This is the fulfillment of the prophecies (Isaiah 65:17; 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13). Significantly, this eternal renewal has already begun in the life of the believer because, using the same term, Paul says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). The present heaven and earth, including the sea, were burned up in the great white throne judgment (Revelation 20:11, 13), and thus have passed away before the arrival of the new heaven and earth. The fact that there will be a continuation of some features of the present creation in the new heaven and new earth is implied by the description of the New Jerusalem as the holy city, a title that is applied to the present Jerusalem in Revelation 11:2. Yet the drastic difference in the new eternal state is obvious from the fact that there will be no more sea, which was a major part of the original creation (Genesis 1:6–10).