Wednesday, December 5, 2012

5 December 2012

Presbyterians Week Headlines

[1] Christian Observer Highlights for December 2012

[2] 2012 Issue of the Confessional Presbyterian Journal

Evangelical Presbyterian Church Joins Stormans et al v. Selecky et al Amicus

Headlines from The Christian Institute

Articles from

[6] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

[7] The Religion of Peace


[1] Christian Observer Highlights for December 2012

New Christian Observer articles for December 2012 include:

-- Faith, Old English, and the Carpenter’s Apprentice: “Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” Romans 3:3 Geneva Bible – by David Brand – Part Ten of a multipart article examining the effects upon the church of the change in meaning of the Greek word pistis from faith to faithfulness by the English Revised Version Committee that began meeting in February 1870;

-- Unpaid Moral Debts of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R – Tennessee (4th)) Reflect Unpayable IOUs of the People – by David Tulis - the incongruities of a pro-life, pro-family, Christian member of the U.S. Congress and the realities of said congressman’s life;

-- Liberty and Its Bankrupted Meaning - by David Tulis – how the definition of “freedom” has been diluted in favor of the state;

-- The Equation to Destruction – by Christian Observer Contributing Editor Dr. Joe Renfro – How the subtraction of God from the learning process uproots learning at its base, and in turn channels it toward no ultimate goal;

Plus, regular features including weekly Sabbath School Lessons by Christian Observer Assistant Editor Dr. Robert LaMay, and Daily Devotionals by T.M. Moore, dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe

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[2] 2012 Issue of the Confessional Presbyterian Journal

The 2012 issue of The Confessional Presbyterian journal will be available soon. To subscribe (Individual US$20; US$35 International; US$25 Institutional), access the following link:

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The general theme of the 2012 issue is Princeton Seminary, given the anniversary year (1812-2012). There is also an important and lengthy exchange of views in a new feature called “Views” in “Review” on “Westminster Seminary California Distinctives?” covering the subjects of: 1) Law and Gospel; 2) Two Kingdoms; and 3) Republication of the Covenant of Works. Additionally, there is a first time translation into English of a late tract by John Calvin.

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[3] Evangelical Presbyterian Church Joins Stormans et al v. Selecky et al Amicus

Denominational News Nov 28, 2012

By the action of its Committee on Administration (COA) on November 21, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) joined other religious organizations in an amicus curiae (friend of court) brief in the case of Stormans et al v. Selecky et al, a case that is being appealed to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

At issue in the appeal is whether the State of Washington can force medical providers to furnish medical services and medications, in this case emergency contraceptives that may act as abortifacients, in violation of their religious beliefs. A federal court in Washington struck down the state’s regulations as a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The State of Washington (“Selecky et al”) is appealing this ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court. The EPC joined the amicus curiae in support of Stormans, et al, the parties that filed suit against the State’s regulations.

You can read the rest of the press release at:

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[4] Headlines from The Christian Institute

Headlines of the past week from The Christian Institute:

-- Sweden Bans Mention of Jesus at Kids’ Advent Services

-- News Reporters Told Not To Use Word ‘Homophobia’

-- Washington State Axes Words ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ from Marriage Certificates

-- Explicit Sex Ed DVD Used in Scottish Primary Schools

-- Bioethics Expert Warns against Genetically Modified Babies Plan

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Articles from

Articles from the past week from

-- Statistics Canada Confirms That 491 Babies Born Alive after Failed Abortions Left to Die

-- Canada Poised to Partially Lift Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood

-- U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron Faces ‘Biggest Tory Rebellion in Modern Times’ over Gay ‘Marriage’ Plans

-- Southern Poverty Law Center Sues after Reparative Therapy Does Not Change Teens’ Sexual Orientation

-- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Trashes Homeschooling Mothers as Incompetent, Uneducated, and Sexually Irresponsible

-- European Union Report Says Ban children’s Books Depicting Traditional Families: ‘Gender Stereotyping’

-- Indian Couple Arrested in Norway after Scolding Child for Wetting Pants

-- Northern Ireland Health Minister Reveals Plans to Shut Down Marie Stopes Abortion Facility

-- Federal Court Blocks California Reparative Therapy Ban

-- Ontario ‘Transgender’ Teen Girl Wins Access to Boy’s High School Bathroom

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[6] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

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

-- U.S. National Security Agency Whistleblower Says 'Everyone in U.S. Under Virtual Surveillance'

-- U.S. Military Academy (West Point) Chapel Hosts First Same-Sex Marriage

-- U.S. Transportation Security Administration Claims U.S. Congress Has No Jurisdiction over It

-- For-Profit Prison Employees Join Cops for “Lock Down” Drug Raid in Casa Grande, Arizona Public School

-- U.S. Senate Bill Proposed That Promotes Protection for Pedophiles

-- Kentucky Commission Opposes T-Shirt Company’s Refusal to Print ‘Gay Pride’ Message

-- Margaret Sanger’s Eugenics Utopia: Alive and Well in Our Society

-- U.K. Health Protection Agency Says Highest-Ever HIV Diagnoses in Homosexual Men

-- Democrat Congressman Wants Congress to Restrict Free Speech

-- U.K. Doctor’s Horrifying Admission Reveals How Sick and Disabled Babies Are Put on ‘Death Pathways’, Deprived of Food and Fluid for Ten Days

-- Pennsylvania Government Gives Restaurant a Choice: Give Ten Percent Sunday Church Bulletin Discount to Atheists Too or Discontinue It Entirely

-- Rockford, Illinois Abortion Clinic Closed After Months of Assaults against Pro-Lifers

-- Police Detain Nine Christians; Send two to Labor Camp for Holding Free Medical Clinics and Evangelizing in Rural Inner Mongolia

-- Ohio Couple Faces Fines of US$97,000 for Using Own Driveway

-- Atheists Trying to Shut Down Congressional Prayer Caucus

-- Cops to Congress: We Need Logs of Americans’ Text Messages

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The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

-- U.S. Pastor Sentenced to Death by Egyptian Court for Burning Koran

-- Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Gaza Muslims publicly thank Iran for support on their war on the Jews

-- Nigerian Muslim Group Slaughters Twenty Young Women in Their College Dorm

-- Egyptian Court Sentences Seven Christians to Death for Muhammad Video

-- Syrian Jihadists Twin Suicide Car Bombings in Christian Suburb of Damascus Kill Thirty-Four, Eighty-Three Wounded

-- Hamas Says Killing Jews Is Worship of Allah

-- The Truth about Gang Rape in the U.K.

-- U.S. Federal Court Judge Says Christian Evangelists Can Sue Dearborn, Michigan Muslim Business Organization for Constitutional Rights Violations

-- White House Silent as Egypt’s President Grabs Power, Moves toward Sharia Islamic Law

-- Fifteen-Year-Old Afghan Girl Beheaded for Rejecting Marriage Proposal

-- U.S. Army Instructor with Anti-Islam Course Matter Is Reassigned

-- Islamic Nations Try Again to Take Helm of U.N. Culture Agency

-- Child Is Coached on Self-Flagellation during Bloody Muslim Ritual at Alleged St Louis, Missouri Mosque

-- Syrian Christians Targeted for Their Politics or Their Faith?

-- Palestine Recognized as a State by United Nations

-- Dutch Police Arrest Three Syria-Bound ‘Jihadists’

-- In Northern Mali, Muslim Sharia Police Whip Unmarried Couples in Public

-- Christians Killed, Church Building Destroyed in Sudan Bombing

-- Genocide Looms for Sudan's Black Christians

-- Muslim Brotherhood "Paying Gangs to Go Out and Rape Women and Beat Men Protesting in Egypt"

-- Saudi Offers “Castrated African Slave” for Sale on Facebook

-- Two Florida Muslim Brothers Arrested on Jihad Charges "To Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction (Explosives) Against Persons and Property within the United States"

-- Devout Nigerian Muslims Slaughter Two Bakers after Their Holy Leader Calls for Global Jihad

-- Muslim Bombs Government Office in Arizona

-- New Jersey Attorney General Visits Mosque to Apologize for Counter-Terror Program

-- U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) Says Muslim Brotherhood Advising Obama

-- Algerian Faces Five Years in Prison for Sharing Christian Faith

-- U.S. FBI Will Not Prosecute Bombing of Government Building in Arizona with IED as Terrorism Due to "Political Sensitivities"

-- Swedish Christian Worker Shot in Pakistan

-- American Commander Details Al Qaeda’s Strength in Mali

-- Saudi Muslim Cleric Labels Women "Whores" for Working with Men

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