Wednesday, August 5, 2015

5 August 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


New Christian Observer articles for August 2015 include:

-- Educating to the Demise of Christian Marriage - by Christian Observer Contributing Editor Dr. Joe Renfro – how the current culture is embracing homosexuality and the redefinition of biblical marriage in an effort to destroy the institution of biblical Christian marriage;

-- Ministerial Charge on Christian Marriage - by Christian Observer Managing Editor Bob Williams – the outline of the charge given to the bride and groom at the editor’s daughter’s recent marriage; and,

Plus, Daily Devotionals by Christian Observer Contributing Editor T.M. Moore, dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe.

Ligonier Ministries has announced the following European study tours and conferences for 2016 and 2017:

-- 2016 Reformation Study Tour and Cruise 8-20 July  2016 Pre-tour option in Geneva, Lucerne, Zurich, and Basel, Switzerland; Rhine River Cruise to Strasburg, France, Heidelberg, Worms, Mainz, Coblenz, and Cologne, Germany, and  Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and optional Anne Frank post-tour of Amsterdam.

-- 2017 Reformation Study Tour and Cruise – 28  July–10 August 2017  -Pre-tour option in Prague; cruise starting in Melnik to Litomerice, Czech Republic, Saxon, Switzerland, Dresden, Meisssen, Torgau, Wittenburg, Dessau, Magdeburg, and Potsdam, and Berlin, Germany; post-tour option to cities associated with Martin Luther including Eisleben , Erfurt,  and Eisenach, Germany.

-- 2017 Martin Luther Study Tour  – 14-21 August 2017 - Berlin, Wittenberg, Erfurt, Eisenach, Marburg, Mainz, Worms, Heidelberg, and Frankfurt, Germany; post-tour options to the Rhine Valley.

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

Two Presbyterians pastors imprisoned for their faith in the Republic of Sudan for nearly eight months have been released.

Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)’s office of World Mission received a communication earlier on 5 August 2015 from the Rev. Philip Akway Obang, general secretary of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SSPEC), confirming the release of the Rev. Yat Michael and the Rev. Peter Yen Reith of the SSPEC.

Michael was detained by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on 14 December 2014, at the end of a service at Bahri Evangelical Church in Khartoum. On 11 January 2015, Reith was detained by the NISS after attending a prayer meeting in Khartoum. On 4 May 2015, a range of charges were filed against the pastors, some that could have resulted in life in prison or the death penalty if they had been convicted.

+ Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, 888-728-7228, Fax: 502-569-8005

+ Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, Post Office Box 57, Khartoum, Sudan, 249-11-776 807

+ American Vision, 3150-A Florence Road, Suite 2, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127, 800-628-9460, Fax: 770-222-7269,

+ Godfather Politics, 457 Nathan Dean Boulevard, Dallas, Georgia 30132

+, 325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, 877-267-6397,

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

+, Incorporated, 4 Family Life Lane, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, 888-678-6008, Contact Page

+, Post Office Box 270841, Fort Collins, Colorado 80527,

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

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

+, 325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, 877-267-6397,

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

+ The Political Insider, 11654 Plaza America Drive #875, Reston, Virginia 20190, Contact Page

+ The Christian Post, National Press Building, 529 14th Street Northwest, Suite 420, Washington DC 20045, 202-347-7734,

Assyrian International News Agency (Nineveh Software Corporation, 2317 West Farwell, Chicago, Illinois 60645, 773-575-5863, Fax: 773-761-8534)