Wednesday, December 3, 2014

3 December 2014

"But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand." [Ezekiel 33:6]

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  [Ephesians 6:12]

Presbyterians Week Headlines

Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Announces New Moderator-Designate

Majority of Church of Scotland Presbyteries Said to Have Voted for Allowing Homosexual Ministers

[3] South African Dutch Reformed Church Minister and Two of His Children Killed by Taliban Attack in Afghanistan

News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

Headlines from Christian Concern

The Thinning Blue Line

Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

The Religion of Peace


Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Announces New Moderator-Designate

The Moderator Designate for the 2015 General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) is the Rev. Kenneth Macdonald (65), minister of the Free Church Continuing congregation in Scalpay.

Brought up on the Island of Lewis, in Bayble Point, Mr. Macdonald trained as a joiner and spent a number of years in the building trade and as a grocer.

His conversion in 1983 brought important changes in outlook and Mr. Macdonald went on to engage in short-term mission work in Bangladesh working for Tear Fund, leading a team of students doing voluntary work at a hospital complex. Nor did it stop there, because in 1989 he went to South Africa, with his family, as an artisan missionary, building new churches and renovating some of the older church buildings. There he also began to preach for the first time, out of necessity due to the shortage of preachers, and became conscious of being called by the Lord to serve as a minister. That call led to a return to Scotland to study for the ministry.
Ordained in 1997, he was minister in Snizort, on the Isle of Skye, for eleven years.

Since 2008 he has been minister on the Island of Scalpay.

Mr. Macdonald has represented the Church in Australia and in Zambia, preached at conferences in America and England and serves on the National Committee of the Scottish Reformation Society. He has also, on several occasions, led groups to visit Israel.

In such spare time as he has, he enjoys sea fishing, woodwork and reading political biographies.

Married to Coleen, he has two married sons: Mark (an operations officer with Scottish Natural Heritage) and Greg (Minister of the Free Church Continuing in Ness).

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

Majority of Church of Scotland Presbyteries Said to Have Voted for Allowing Homosexual Ministers

A 29 November 2014
Press and Journal article by Cameron Brooks titled “Plans to Allow Gay People to Become Kirk Ministers Takes a Step Forward” reports that “unofficially, twenty-three of forty-five Kirk presbyteries have approved a proposal which would allow their congregations to appoint active homosexuals as ministers.

If true, the proposal will come before the Kirk’s 2015 General Assembly for approval or disapproval by the assembly commissioners.

Press and Journal, Lang Stracht, Mastrick, Aberdeen AB15 6DF, Scotland, 01224-343311,

Church of Scotland, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN, Scotland, 0131-225-5722

South African Dutch Reformed Church Minister and Two of His Children Killed by Taliban Attack in Afghanistan

A 1 December 2014 Christian News Network article by Mark Woods titled “Church Mourns Pastor and Children Killed by Taliban Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan” reports that the Rev. Werner Groenewald, his seventeen-year-old son Jean-Pierre and a fifteen-year-old daughter, Rodé, were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan when Taliban fighters attacked a house used by foreign aid workers.

Mr. Groenewald served as pastor of the Moreleta Park Dutch Reformed Church in
Pretoria, South Africa beginning in 1997 before going to Afghanistan in 2002 the American charity Partnership in Academics and Development, which helps educate poor and orphaned children in various countries in the Middle East and Central Asia.

The Groenwalds are survived by their wife and mother Dr. Hannelie Groenewald, who was serving in a nearby hospital when the attack began.

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News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

-- In 2011, Seventy-Eight Percent of Abortions Were Black and Hispanic Babies

-- Dutch Doctors Approve Plan to Harvest Organs from People Killed in Euthanasia

-- Selling Suicide Like Coffee: Bioethicist Proposes Commercial Assisted Suicide Shops

-- Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber: Killing Babies Makes Life Better for Survivors

-- U.N. Report Promotes Children’s ‘Right’ to Abortion without Notifying Parents

-- Scranton, Pennsylvania Family Starved Thirty-Two-Year-Old Man with Down Syndrome to Death, He Weighed Just Sixty-Nine Pounds

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Headlines from Christian Concern

Headlines of the past week from Christian Concern:

-- Court Summons for Doctor in U.K.’s First “Gender Abortion” Prosecution

-- Law Society Withdraws Controversial Sharia-Compliant Will Guidance

-- Transgender and Transsexual Policy Launched by the Football Association

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[6] The Thinning Blue Line

-- Oath Keepers Surrounded by Fifty Police Told to Stop Defending Building in Ferguson from Fires

-- New York Grand Jury May Not Indict Officer Who Choked to Death Eric Garner

-- Boynton Beach, Florida Cop Points Gun at Woman, Rapes Her at Gunpoint on Hood of Car after She Stops at Checkpoint

-- Michigan Man Detained for Walking Down Street with Hands in Pockets in Subzero Weather

-- New Hampton, Missouri Homeschool Parents Tasered, Pepper Sprayed, Kids Seized Due to Messy House

-- Luton, England Cops Viciously Beat Mentally Ill Man And Throw His Body Into Trashbin, They “Did It For Fun”

-- Jacksonville, Florida Cop Fires on Unarmed Man and His Six-Year-Old Daughter on Their Way to Get Asthma Medicine

-- Feds Tell Nation’s Cops to Stop Illegally Seizing Motorists’ Property…But Only If They Want To

-- Mesa County, Colorado Man Charged with Felony for Pointing a Banana at Police

-- Denver, Colorado Cop Leg-Sweeps Seven-Months-Pregnant Woman to Ground Belly-First while Beating Her Boyfriend’s Head into Asphalt

-- Corpus Christi, Texas Cop Assaults Man for ‘Dangerous’ Wallet, Can’t Understand Why He Got Fired Again

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+ American Vision, Post Office Box 220, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127, 770-222-7266, Fax: 770-222-7269,

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[7] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

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

-- Newly-Filed Federal Lawsuits Claim TSA Officers Strip-Searched 3 Elderly Women

-- Finland Passes Law Redefining Marriage, Leading to Mass Exodus from State Church

-- U.S. Treasury Issues $1Trillion in New Debt in Eight Weeks—To Pay Old Debt

-- Black and Hispanic Thugs Are Beating Victims with Hammers in St. Louis, Missouri; One Dead

-- Federal Judge Trashes First Amendment to Endorse Police Harassment of Pro-Life Advocates in Jackson, Mississippi

-- Obama Quietly Serves Up 3415 New Regulations this Thanksgiving, Three Target Educators

-- For Atlanta, Georgia Fire Chief, First Amendment Does Not Apply to Preaching against Homosexuality

-- Barack Obama Became U.S. President with Illegal Votes, Claims Judicial Watch Study

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+ Christian News Wire, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20006, 202-546-0054,

+ GOPUSA, Contact Page

+ Atlas Shrugs,

[8] The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

-- Before Being Killed, Iraqi Children Told ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

-- France: Muslim Gang Targets Jewish Home, Invades, Rapes Young Girl, Robs, Beats Family

-- Al-Shabab Militants Raid Kenyan Quarry, Ask Workers to Recite Islamic Creed, Then Execute Thirty-Six Non-Muslims

-- Roman Pope Francis Prays alongside Grand Mufti in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

-- Christian School Attacked in Bangladesh by Hundreds of Islamists

-- Roman Pope Francis Makes Stunning Defense of Islam as ‘Peaceful Religion’

-- Jihadists Plotted to Blow Up Five Passenger Planes in Christmas “Spectacular”

-- Popular London Islamic cleric Omar Bakri Muhammad on Facebook Preaches Killing of Women and Children

-- ISIS in Iraq Hunts Down, Publicly Executes Ex-Election Candidates

-- Muslim Plot in Missouri Included Bombing Gateway Arch, Killing St. Louis County Prosecutor, Ferguson Police Chief

-- Islamic Jihadists Murder Fifteen in Xinjiang, China

-- U.K.: Muslim Rape Gang Member Says Raping Girls a “religious Requirement”

-- Muslim Teenagers Convicted for Hacking Londoner Paul Thrower to Death with an Ax after They Abused His Girlfriend

-- Austria: Eight-Year-Old Muslim Boys Brutally Beat, Carve a Cross into Classmate’s Back

-- Europe Turned Over to Islam for Judgment

-- ISIS Caliphate Has Created a New Front in North Africa

-- Church of England Bishop Says Qur’an Should Be Read at Charles’ Coronation

-- Nigeria: Islamic Jihadists Murder Forty with Bomb at Bus Station

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+ Assist USA, Post Office Box 609, Lake Forest, California 92609, 949-380-1558,

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