Wednesday, August 1, 2012

1 August 2012

Christian Observer Headlines

[1] Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Condemns Scottish Government’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

[2] Free Church of Scotland Moderator’s Statement on National Church Debates

[3] Mormon Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Love' Mocks the Real Jesus of the Bible with Help of High Profile Christians He Has Bought and Paid For

[4] Threats by Islamic Extremists Cause Christian Reformed Church-Sponsored Radio Ministry to Close

[5] Index of Online Bible Commentaries Available at the Deeper Study Website

[6] Headlines from the Christian Institute

[7] Headlines from Christian Concern

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[1] Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Condemns Scottish Government’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

The Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) have authorised the release of a statement condemning the Scottish Government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage and warning of the consequences. They point out that the decision goes against the finding of the Government’s own consultation and against God’s revealed will. They urge those who made the decision to honour God and to abandon the legislation, saying that they will continue to fight against the proposal.

In particular:

It is a great evil to rewrite a divine institution. The Scottish Government is acting against Scripture and against nature. God made us male and female expressly for marriage.

Same-sex marriage can never be true marriage. The two sexes are designed to complement each other in the marriage union and procreation is one of the ends of marriage.

Same-sex marriage has no place in a civilised society. Scotland is a Christian nation and the Scottish Government should uphold the Christian view of marriage and not subvert it.

Same-sex marriage will place Christians and others in a difficult position. The Government plans to proceed with its legislation before protections for those who disagree with the new relationship are in place.

Same-sex marriage is by no means the end of the road we are travelling as a nation. If this demand is conceded then others of a similar or even worse kind are likely to follow.

+ Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), Rev. John MacLeod, Free Church Manse, Portmahomack, Ross-shire, Scotland,

[2] Free Church of Scotland Moderator’s Statement on National Church Debates

The Moderator of the
Free Church of Scotland has said he believes the existence of the Christian Church is pointless ‘if it can so easily re-write” the Bible.

Reverend Dr. Iain D Campbell made the comments in the context of the controversial debates facing the UK’s national churches.

At its recent General Synod, the Church of England continued to wrestle with legislation which would introduce women bishops, and the Church of Scotland is to report at its 2013 General Assembly whether gay ministers should be ordained to the ministry.

The Kirk already allows practising homosexuals, who were ordained before May 2009, to be inducted to parishes.

Reverend Dr. Iain D Campbell, who is minister of Point Free Church on the Isle of Lewis, said: “I am interested in the directions in which the major denominations of the United Kingdom will take in the debates before them.

“These debates have already shown that there are not just different views, but different theologies, within the Churches: a secular theology grounded on a rejection of the Bible, and a scriptural theology that is subject to the Bible.

“I hope that I will always have the latter.”

Dr. Campbell continued: “The statements of the Bible are clear: those who deny the faith should not hold office in the Church; women should not occupy teaching positions in the Church; homosexuals should not marry nor be ordained to ministry.

“When the Church spends an inordinate amount of time arguing over the legitimacy of positions which the Bible itself forbids, then the debate is not about the issues at all, but about the status we give to the Bible as our ultimate authority.

“And if we are prepared to reinterpret it in order to justify our positions, then we have already sold the pass.

“What does the Christian Church exist for if it can so easily re-write its holy book?”

You can read Dr. Campbell’s full article on the Reformation 21 website by clicking here.

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[3] Mormon Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Love' Mocks the Real Jesus of the Bible with Help of High Profile Christians He Has Bought and Paid For

Bill Keller, founder of, says that Mormon cult member Glenn Beck's upcoming rally in Dallas makes a mockery of the real Jesus Christ of the Bible with the help of some of the top names in Christendom!!!

In his recent statement, Keller said, "Sadly, [Saturday July 28], many high profile and well known Christians will sell out the faith to stand with a known cult member who denies the Bible as the only Truth and propagates a false gospel that is leading millions of souls to hell! It is difficult to see so many Christians taken in by this wolf in sheep's clothing that has exploited so many good people simply looking for hope in these difficult times!"

Keller continued, "At Beck's 'Restoring Love' rally in Dallas [Saturday July 28], he has successfully bought and paid for some very well known men and women who decided that helping Beck perpetuate his LIE that he is a Christian when Mormon doctrine is 100% inconsistent with Biblical Christianity, is more important than advocating Biblical Truth and the Biblical Gospel message."

Keller went on, "Make no mistake, Beck has three goals this week. Making millions of dollars, helping to make his Mormon cult mainstream, and insuring his fellow cult member Mitt Romney becomes the next President. Beck will mix good works (that those in his cult erroneously believe will help them become 'god' upon their death), polytheistic spirituality, and conservative politics, in order to accomplish these goals this weekend!"

The occasion in which many high profile Christians will share the pulpit with satanic cult member Beck is billed as a 'spiritual re-awakening.' Keller asked, "How can there be a 'spiritual re-awakening' outside of the Truth of God's Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Beck and those in his cult believe their 'god' was once a man and they too will die and become 'god,' they deny the deity of Christ and believes he is the brother of Lucifer, view the Bible as flawed and incomplete, and Biblical Christians as infidels. According to the Bible, those who buy into Beck's false gospel will die and end up in hell!"

Keller had a heated email exchange with Beck's mentor, a high priest and lifelong Mormon cult member Pat Gray, in which Gray called Keller a 'charlatan,' 'a phony,' 'a fraud,' and 'liar,' because Keller has been in the media for years exposing Beck and his true motives for many years now which is to advance his cult and insure the first Mormon cult member becomes the President of the United States in accordance with the "White Horse Prophecy" of the Mormon cult's founder Joseph Smith.

Keller concluded, "I am saddened to see some of these names willing to compromise their great ministries to give credibility to the lies of Beck's Mormon cult simply for being able to access Beck's large audience and whatever monetary gain they will achieve. People like James Robison, Ravi Zacharias, David Jeremiah, Tony Evans, Franklin Graham, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, John Hagee, Ken Hutcherson, Richard Land, Bishop Harry Jackson, Jim Garlow, David Barton, Rick Scarborough, Tony Perkins, Ralph Reed, along with several high profile Roman Catholic Priests, Jewish Rabbis, and Muslim Imams. Christians should be outraged and shun these gutless men and women who compromise and sell out the faith to stand with a true minion of Satan!"

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[4] Threats by Islamic Extremists Cause Christian Reformed Church-Sponsored Radio Ministry to Close

A radio ministry in the Kashmir region of the Himalayas that was supported by the Christian Reformed Church through Back to God Ministries International has been shut down after workers at the station and their families were threatened by Islamic extremists.

The shutdown leaves Christians in Kashmir without access to a local Christian radio broadcast.

“With a heavy heart, we had to discontinue our Kashmiri program,” reports the Back to God Ministries outreach leader in India, whose name is being withheld out of concern for safety.

“The situation in Kashmir became very dangerous for Christians and for our staff in particular. Islamic fundamentalists keep threatening them with dire consequences if they do not pay obeisance to their beliefs and ideologies.”

The broadcasts had been part of a partnership of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI) with local ministries, delivering the message of the Gospel to people in the region through media outlets.

The Kashmir region borders India, Pakistan and China and has been the scene of civil unrest for more than 20 years, making life difficult and dangerous for Christians.

The outreach ministry leader characterized this as being a “critical phase” and said the state government is working to guarantee that the rights of Christians are respected and that their welfare can be ensured.

But the outreach leader said that the radio station’s producer and his family have been threatened, forcing them to seek safety elsewhere.

Workers are attempting to reclaim studio equipment and relocate to a new facility outside of Kashmir.

“Our hearts go out to the people of Kashmir and especially to our Christian brothers and sisters who are going through a very difficult time,” the Back to God ministry leader said.

“Please pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Kashmir,” the leader said. “Pray for safety and that our ministry in that region may resume.”

Christian Reformed Church in North America, 2850 Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49560, 616-241-1691, Fax: 616-224-0803

[5] Index of Online Bible Commentaries Available at the Deeper Study Website

Among several useful resources available at the DeeperStudy website is an index of online Bible commentaries in canonical order. Other available resources include the Bible in original languages, writings of the church fathers, and church history writings.

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[6] Headlines from the Christian Institute

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron’s Gay Marriage Slur against the Church

-- Scots Government Ignores Public, Gives Gay Marriage Go-Ahead

-- Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair: West is Asleep on Islamic Extremism

-- English Law Trumps Sharia, Rules Appeal Court Judge

-- Study: Sexual Movie Content Linked To Earlier Sex for Kids

-- United Kingdom Green Party Counselor Faces Expulsion for Vote against Homosexual Marriage

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[7] Headlines from Christian Concern

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron “Absolutely Determined” To Introduce ‘Gay Marriage’ By 2015

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-- ObamaCare Regulations Decree Unmarried Homosexuals ‘Are Treated As Family Members’

-- Jim Henson Company Withholding Muppets Toys From Chick-Fil-A over CEO’s Pro-Family Stance

-- International Homosexualist Groups Enraged At Ukraine Bid to Ban Homosexual Propaganda

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[9] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

Articles from the past week regarding kings and rulers setting themselves against the LORD and against his anointed:

-- 70,000 North Korean Christians 'Locked in Concentration Camps'

-- Muppets Attack Chick-Fil-A over CEO’s Biblical Marriage Stance

-- Christians Gather in North Carolina to Expose Incineration Plant Burning Bodies of Aborted Babies

-- U.S. National Security Administration Whistleblowers: Government Spying on Every Single American

-- U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Bullies Pro-Life Advocate in “Witch Hunt”

-- Will Americans Receive a Microchip Implant in 2013 Per Obamacare?

-- Family Misses Flight After TSA Screeners Target Disabled Seven-Year-Old

-- United Nations Commission Calls for Legalizing Prostitution Worldwide

-- Miami-Dade, Florida, Public School Prepped to Eject Church over 'Gay' Sermon Message

-- Jewish Summer Camp in Pennsylvania "Terrorized"

-- Oregon Man Sentenced to Thirty Days in Jail -- for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

-- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Boehner Indicates Majority Republican House May Fund Obama's 'Attack on Religious Liberty'

-- Raw Milk Advocate James Stewart Seized By Armed Bounty Hunters Driving Unmarked Vehicles with No Plates

-- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Gears Up for Civil Unrest Prior to Presidential Elections

-- U.S. Democratic Party Moves to Include Homosexual Marriage Support in Official Party Platform

-- U.S. Congress Funding Homeland Security Measures That Skirt Posse Comitatus

-- Roseanne Barr Wishes Cancer on Chick-Fil-A Customers

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[10] The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

-- Belgium Shaken By Ramadan Crime Wave: Threats of Grenade Attacks on Public Buildings

-- "Moderate" Malaysia: Leader Adamant about Implementing Extreme Penalties under the Sharia

-- Muslim Infiltration in the U.S. Federal Government

-- France: Young Woman Beaten for Being a "Bad Muslim"

-- Jihad in Thailand: Muslim Terrorists Detonate Car Bomb In front of School, Five Police Dead

-- Iran Calls on Syria to Attack Israel

-- Jihadist Group behind Bulgarian Homicide Bombing of Jewish Women and Children Was "Sophisticated"

-- Al Qaeda in Iraq Threatens Attacks in U.S.

-- Islamists Attack Christians, Iraqi Refugees in Damascus, Syria

-- Christians Flee From Radical Rebels in Syria

-- U.S. Army Jihadist Murderer Major Hasan's Killer Emails

-- Obama's New Islamic World Order

-- Al Qaeda Taking Deadly New Role in Syria Conflict

-- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood Ties

-- Iranian Assets in United States Mosques, Universities Activated for Potential Terrorist Attacks

-- The Pentagon Succumbs to Hamas-CAIR

-- Rising Islamism in Africa

-- The Great Muslim Cover-Up

-- Al-Qaeda, Islamists Seek Sharia State in Syria

-- Dubai Chief of Police Warns 'Muslim Brothers Plotting Overthrow of Gulf States'

-- Judicial Watch Sues U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Justice Department for Records Detailing FBI Director Mueller’s Secret Meeting with Radical Islamic Organizations

-- U.S. Department of Justice: Speech Might Not Be So 'Free' If It's Against Islam

-- "Palestinian" Authority Thanks International Olympic Committee for Refusing to Honor 1972 Munich, Germany Olympics’ Israeli Victims

-- Sharia Law: Second Woman Sentenced to Death by Stoning in Sudan

-- Islamic Leaders Meeting in Kuwait Say "Churches Should Not Be Built in Islamic Countries"

-- American Aid Worker Faces Death Sentence in Sudan

-- Honor Killing: Woman burnt Alive in Front of Her Daughters

-- U.K. Muslim Imam and Sons Receive Suspended Sentence for Trying to Honor-Kill Daughter/Sister, Sixteen, for Refusing Forced Marriage to Girl’s Cousin

-- Honor Killing in Pakistan: Muslim Cop Kills Sister for Wearing Pants

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