Wednesday, April 22, 2015

22 April 2015

“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

[Late Breaking]

[1] Ligonier Ministries Says the Rev. Dr. R.C. Sproul Sr. Has No Paralysis and Is Doing Well after Suffering Stroke

[2] Free Church of Scotland Moderator-Elect Says “The Church of Scotland Is Literally Dying”

[3] Ghana’s Deputy Eastern Regional Minister Commends Presbyterian Church of Ghana at 43rd Stated Meeting of the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery

News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

The Thinning Blue Line

Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

The Religion of Peace


[Late Breaking]

The editor receives text messages and emails for things such as traffic alerts and severe weather from the emergency management people for Rockbridge County, Virginia, which includes the current home of the Christian Observer - Lexington, Virginia.

At 9:12 p.m. EDT the evening of 21 April 2015 as the editor prepared the 22 April 2015 issue of Presbyterians Week, the following email message was received from said emergency management folks:

“Be advised there is a large military training exercise taking place in the County [of Rockbridge], [the] City of Lexington and [the] City of Buena Vista tonight. Do not be alarmed to low flying aircraft and or emergency crew presence. Please do not call 911 to report them in the area. There is NO THREAT to public safety….

“Sent…to Residents of [the] City of Buena Vista, Residents of [the] City of Lexington, Rockbridge County Residents, Town of Glasgow Residents…”

Rockbridge County, Virginia, is in the mountains of western Virginia, and is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the Commonwealth.

The editor wonders if some of the participants in the upcoming Jade Helm ( military exercises jumped the gun by a few weeks and by 2000 or so miles.

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[1] Ligonier Ministries Says the Rev. Dr. R.C. Sproul Sr. Has No Paralysis and Is Doing Well after Suffering Stroke

Ligonier Ministries on 21 April 2015 released the following statement regarding the Rev. Dr. R.C. Sproul Sr. who recently suffered a stroke:

“Thank you for your continued prayers for Dr. Sproul. The doctors did confirm a stroke occurred but we are thankful to God that there is no paralysis. In fact, he is very alert, feeling well, and resting comfortably. And the hospital staff is enjoying his sense of humor.”

The editor shares his joy at this announcement, and asks Presbyterians Week readers to continue prayers for Dr. Sproul’s full recovery.

Ligonier Ministries, 400 Technology Park, Lake Mary, Florida 32746, 407-333-4244, Fax: 407-333-4233

[2] Free Church of Scotland Moderator-Elect Says “The Church of Scotland Is Literally Dying”

A 20 April 2015 Press and Journal article by Rita Campbell titled “Free Church Moderator: “The Church of Scotland is Literally Dying” reports that Free Church of Scotland moderator-elect the Rev. David Robertson states that the Church of Scotland is “literally dying” and is in a state of “theological and moral decline” because of dwindling congregations, the departure of ministers, and confusion over issues such as homosexual marriage.

Kirk leaders disagree, saying that Robertson’s assessment bears little resemblance to reality.

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+ Free Church of Scotland, 15 North Bank Street, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2LS, 0131-226-5286, Fax: 0131-220-0597,

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

[3] Ghana’s Deputy Eastern Regional Minister Commends Presbyterian Church of Ghana at 43rd Stated Meeting of the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery

A 20 April 2015 Ghana Broadcasting Corporation article titled “Presbyterian Church of Ghana Commended for Track Record in Discipline” reports that at the 43rd stated meeting of the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Ghana’s Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mavis Ama Frimpong, commended the PCG for its track record in discipline as well as its contribution to the social, economic, health and educational development of the Country.

Frimpong called on the PCG clergy to use their authority to help curb social cankers such as indiscipline, immorality, moral decadence and corruption among the youth in Ghana.

At the same presbytery meeting in East Akyem, Ghana, Member of Parliament for the area, Gifty Klenam, “urged the congregation to desist from exhibiting political colours and come together to pray for the Government in power, as the wellbeing of the economy will reflect in the lives of Ghanaians.”

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Post Office Box GP 1633, Accra, Ghana, 233-21-786567, Fax: 233-21-773247,

+ Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Post Office Box GP 1800, Accra, Ghana, 233-21-662511, Fax: 233-21-665594,

News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

-- Colorado Democrats Kill Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions

-- Princeton Professor: Kill Severely Disabled Infants under Obamacare

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+ WND, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #351, Washington DC 20006, Contact Page

[5] The Thinning Blue Line

“You can truly grieve for every officer who’s been lost in the line of duty in this country, and still be troubled by cases of police overreach. Those two ideas are not mutually exclusive. You can have great regard for law enforcement and still want them to be held to high standards.” – Jon Stewart

-- Video Emerges of U.S. Marshall in Los Angeles, California, in Military Gear, Apparently Smashing Woman’s Camera

-- Police in Brooklyn, New York Recklessly Shoot at Dog in Crowd of People during Arrest

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+ Right Wing News, Contact Page

Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

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

-- Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe Issues Writ of Habeas Corpus for Two Chimpanzees

-- Hillary Clinton’s Lesbian Affairs Named in Secret Emails

-- U.S. Internal Revenue Service Says It Can ‘Monitor’ What Preachers Say in Churches without Telling Them It’s Being Done

-- Girl Scouts Start New Troop in ‘Gay Pride’ Center, Invite ‘LGBT’ Families and Boys Living As Girls to Join

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[7] The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

-- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Says ISIS Was Created in Iraq, ‘Under the Supervision of the Americans’

-- 100 Years of Turkish Genocide

-- VIDEO: ISIS Mass Execution of Christians

-- VIDEO: ISIS in Afghanistan, Thirty-Three Dead, Over 100 Wounded in Twin Jalalabad Blasts

-- Obama and Turkish President Erdogan Slated to Open New Mega-Mosque Together in Lanham, Maryland

-- Muslims Force 800,000 Children from Their Homes in Mass Exodus (BLACK LIVES DON’T MATTER TO THE RACE BAITERS)

-- Islamic State Shoots and Beheads Thirty Ethiopian Christians in Libya

-- Slaughter on the Beach: ISIS Behead and Shoot More Ethiopian Christians in Sickening New Propaganda Video

-- Daughter of Ugandan Pastor Gang-Raped by Five Muslim Men after Father Refused to Close Down Church

-- Egypt Files Suit against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for Conspiring with Muslim Brotherhood

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+ Atlas Shrugs,

+ Now the End Begins, Contact Page

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+ The Daily Mail, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, England, 020-7938-6000,