Thursday, January 28, 2016

27 January 2016

D.V., Presbyterians Week will return on 3 February 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

20 January 2016

“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

[1] Session of Central Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Athens, Georgia Sent Packing by Northeast Georgia Presbytery ahead of Secession Vote by Congregation

News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

[3] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

The Religion of Peace


[1] Session of Central Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Athens, Georgia Sent Packing by Northeast Georgia Presbytery ahead of Secession Vote by Congregation

A 17 January 2016 Athens Banner-Herald article by Lee Shearer titled “Central Presbyterian Church Leaders Ousted after Scheduling Secession Vote” reports that the entire session of Central Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)) was ousted by the Northeast Georgia Presbytery just ahead of a scheduled 24 January 2016 vote by the congregation to leave the PCUSA to join the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians.

Central Presbyterian Church has for several months going through the PCUSA’s “discernment process” about whether or not to leave the denomination, and had scheduled the vote for 24 January. The presbytery dissolved the Central session after they refused to pledge their loyalty to the PCUSA. The presbytery says that no matter the 24 January vote, Central will remain in the PCUSA along with all church property that the presbytery insists is the PCUSA’s property held in trust by the church.

A number of church members believe that the presbytery’s heavy-handed actions have to do with the high value of the church property that is located in a thriving commercial district. Central Presbyterian Pastor Bob Bohler commented:

“What has made our people sad and angry however, is that our presbytery decided the issue for the congregation before the discernment process had been completed. The presbytery came in and dissolved the governing board midway in the process. They told the board that they were going to stop the period of discernment and take over its role of leadership in the congregation because the Session would not pledge its allegiance to the denomination. We have tried to be open and fair in the process and other congregations who have left or are in the process have not been treated in this way. I have spent the last week of my time, fielding calls and talking to a lot of very angry people. This is too bad because this process did not have to be so adversarial! A number of our people suspect that were our property not so valuable our presbytery’s hand would not be so heavy.”

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News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

-- U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Arkansas Law Banning Abortions after Baby’s Heart Starts Beating

-- Video Exposes Planned Parenthood Trying to Cover Up Its Sales of Aborted Baby Parts

-- We’re Heading Towards the “Extinction” of People with Down Syndrome Thanks to Abortion

-- Spanish Women Aborted, Faked Car Accidents to Claim Compensation for Babies’ Deaths

-- Houston, Texas Student Gives Birth in High School Bathroom, Leaves Dead Baby for Janitor to Discover

-- Canada: 216 Babies Born Alive after Failed Abortions Left to Die

-- LGBT Mafia’s Latest Battle Is Forcing America to Accept Boys in the Girls Restroom

-- Man Arrested for Murder of Newborn Baby after Human Tissue Found in Drainage Pipe

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Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

-- The Other Shoe Drops: Bruce Caitlyn Jenner Says He’s Ready To Date Men

-- Obama Gives United Nations Control over U.S. Migrant Refugee Screening

-- Why Is Pope Francis Having a Closed Door Meeting with Google Chief Exec at the Vatican?

-- White House Chief of Staff Promises ‘Audacious Executive Action’ in Obama’s Last Year

-- California Police Use Internet to Surveil Citizens: Assign Threat Levels

+ Now the End Begins, Contact Page


The Religion of Peace

-- Fifteen-Year-Old Boy in Sweden Stabbed to Death by Muslim Migrant Because He Was Protecting Young Girl from Sex Attack

-- Muslim “Refugee” Sexually Assaulted Twenty-Five-Year-Old Victim after Telling Her ‘German Women Are Just There for Sex’

-- Muslim in U.K. Sexually Attacks Mannequin outside Shop

-- Norway Hunting for Twenty Syrian War Criminals Who Entered the Country as Refugees

-- Thirteen-Year-Old Schoolgirl in Germany Kidnapped by Three Muslim Migrants, Raped for Thirty Hours

-- Pakistan Arrests Imam after Boy Cuts Off Own 'Blaspheming' Hand

-- Devout Muslims Attack In Burkina Faso: At Least Twenty-Three Dead In Hotel Siege including American Missionary

-- Turkish Clerics Weigh In on Father-Daughter Lust

-- 300 Syrian People Reportedly Killed in Islamic State ‘Massacre’

-- Iran Releases Saeed Abedini and Three Others, Will Receive US$150 Billion under Obama Nuclear Deal

-- Austria: Schoolgirls Sexually Abused for Months by Young Muslim “Refugee” Pupils

-- Muslim Gang Gropes And Rips Clothes Off British Teen In Paris

-- Pakistan: Jihad Attack at Polio Vaccination Center Kills Fifteen

-- Three-Year-Old Toddler Gang-Raped by Many in Muslim Refugee Center in Germany

-- Girl, Seventeen, Is ‘Raped’ And Her Fourteen-Year-Old Sister Sexually Assaulted As She Tried To Save Her From Muslim Migrants At German Public Swimming Pool

-- ISIS Suicide Bomber behind Deadly Istanbul, Turkey Attack Was “Syrian Refugee,” Ten European Tourists Dead, Scores Injured

-- Iran Has Released U.S. Hostages after Saying They Received an Apology from Obama

-- Obama Administration Stonewalling Investigation into 113 Terrorists inside United States

-- Hillary Clinton Considered Secret Plan to Spark Palestinian Intifada against Israel

-- Gitmo Detainee Who Obama Freed Monday 11 January 2016 Said He Would ‘KILL AMERICANS’ if Released

-- As Obama Gave State of the Union, Iran Was Holding Captured U.S. Military Personnel

-- Islamic State Murders Eighteen with Car Bomb and Jihad Suicide Attack at Baghdad Mall

-- Escaped ISIS Sex Slaves Speak about Horrific Torture, Rape

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

13 January 2016

“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

[1] The Challenges of 2016 for Erskine College & Seminary

J. I. Packer’s Rare Puritan Library Now Digitized to Be Read Online for Free

Textus Receptus PTY. LTD. Publishes the King James Version 2016 (KJV 2016) New Testament


The Challenges of 2016 for Erskine College & Seminary

The new year has begun well for Erskine College & Seminary. Erskine is no longer under probation by SACS.
Magically, President Paul Kooistra was able to get SACS to rescind its sanction of probation at its December meeting, and he is deserving of congratulations. However, the deep-seeded and lingering challenges that brought on sanctions by SACS are yet to be resolved.

Board Resignations

2015 ended with two prominent trustees resigning from the Erskine board: Dr. Steve Suits and Mr. Ken Connor. President Kooistra has complained bitterly about trustee appointments by the Nominating Committee of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Essentially, the complaint is that the appointees are not wealthy enough to sustain large gifts and connected enough to bring in other large donors.

Both Dr. Suits and Mr. Connor are very successful and well-connected. Dr. Suits is a former pediatric surgeon of note, and, presently, he is a practicing physician in Clemson, South Carolina, and, as the founder of the Palmetto Family Council (!our-history/c1781), his knowledge of the evangelical Christian community in South Carolina is extensive. Mr. Connor is a successful attorney ( When discussing Mr. Connor’s connections, one does not ask, “Who does he know in our evangelical and Reformed community?”; rather, the question is, “Who does he not know?”

Much work was done in getting these successful and well-connected men to agree to serve on the Erskine board. What alienated them to the point they resigned? Each had his reasons, but it is generally known there is a common concern: both men were troubled over the administration’s management of finances.

Why has there been no word of explanation as to why these men resigned? Like all college presidents, President Kooistra wants board members who are successful and well-connected, both of these men filled his description, and both have resigned. It is not impolite to ask why these board members resigned, and it is not unreasonable to expect an answer.

Will 2016 see other resignations? I am aware of one board member who has seriously contemplated resignation.

Financial Management

Since before the board declared financial exigency, the Erskine administration’s management of monies has been under scrutiny. Management of monies was one of the items of note at the meeting of the “Snow” Synod in 2010. The transferring of nearly $1,000,000 from a fund for a new library in order to renovate a dorm became a cause célèbre when then-President Randy Ruble said it was only nine hundred-and-something-thousand-dollars, and the administration intended to repay the fund. Well, fifteen years have past since the monies were transferred, and the fund has not been reimbursed.

This sort of thing creates havoc in building trust with donors. Not too long after I rotated off the board in 2004, I shared lunch with an individual who was known for generosity to Erskine. The matter of the dorm renovation came up. The individual was most unhappy with how the administration and board handled the matter. The individual knew I was on the board when the matter came up for action. As I recall, the individual’s response was something like this: “I love Erskine. I will still give annually an obligatory amount that is fitting to my station in life, but I can no longer give large amounts for projects. I have lost trust in those who manage the money.”
Are you aware of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) ( The ECFA is the gold standard for financial accountability in the evangelical Christian world. Interestingly, World Witness is a member of the ECFA.

The following is a list of some of the colleges/universities that hold membership in the ECFA: Westmont, Gordon, Wheaton, Patrick Henry, Geneva, Taylor, Moody, Columbia International, Azuza Pacific, Biola, John Brown, Regent, Bryan, Toccoa Falls, and Union University; some of the seminaries are: Asbury, Dallas, Fuller, Gordon-Conwell, Reformed, Covenant, Westminster, Mid-America Reformed, and Westminster/California. Why is our Erskine College & Seminary not a member of the ECFA?

From the ECFA website: “Standard 7.2 – Stewardship of Charitable Gifts: Giver Expectations and Intent.” “Statements made about the use of gifts by an organization in its charitable gift appeals must be honored. A giver’s intent relates both to what was communicated in the appeal and to any instructions accompanying the gift, if accepted by the organization. Appeals for charitable gifts must not create unrealistic expectations of what a gift will actually accomplish.” And the following comment is added: “The cycle of requesting and/or receiving a charitable gift is not complete until the intent and expectations of givers have been met.” (

As I understand it, there are no fully subscribed endowed chairs at Erskine presently. Why are there no fully subscribed endowed chairs? Monies were given to that end. Is it true that all the chairs are now under-subscribed?
The following is found in the Erskine Theological Seminary Catalogue, 2012-13, page 15 (

Erskine Lectures:

Established in 1995 by an anonymous friend of the Seminary, this series provides occasional lectures on topics of interest to the entire Church. The lectures include “Christianity and Music,” in honor of Dr. Felix Bauer, Professor Emeritus of Art and Music at Erskine College; “Christianity and Public Service,” in honor of Mrs. Martha Bauer, wife of Felix Bauer; “Christianity and Literature,” in memory of Dr. Harriet Holman, Professor of Literature at Erskine College; “Christianity and Public Morality,” in memory of Eric Liddell, famed Scottish Olympic runner immortalized in the acclaimed movie Chariots of Fire; and “Christianity and Worship,” in memory of Dr. William W. Boyce, former Dean of Erskine Theological Seminary. In addition to these lectures, the series provides annually for a Sermon on the Resurrection. Erskine Lectures may be viewed via streaming video by visiting the Lecture Series portion of the Erskine Seminary website. Our Erskine Lecture Series brochure can be found in the same location and provides information about speakers and dates.

Ford Lectureship:

Established in 1995 by an anonymous friend of the Seminary, this lectureship considers ministry in the small membership church. These lectures honor Wilborn McCree and Lyllian Virginia Rosen Ford, a Presbyterian couple whose lives were devoted to pastoral ministry for 46 years and who were especially concerned for the future of the small church in sheltered and remote areas.

Major V. Whitesides Pastors’ Institute:

This Institute has been established through the generosity of the Whitesides family of Gastonia, N.C., in memory of Mr. Major V. Whitesides, an outstanding layman in the First Gastonia Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. This Institute brings to the campus each year an outstanding preacher as well as other leaders to challenge seminary students and faculty, pastors of the ARP Church, and others in the area.

Robinson Lectures:

The Richard Lee Robinson Memorial Lectures were established in 1961 by an anonymous friend of the Seminary as a memorial to the late Dr. Richard Lee Robinson, a former dean and professor of Erskine Theological Seminary (1933-39) and president of the Woman’s College of Due West (1910-28). A leading scholar in one of the theological disciplines gives the lectures annually.

What happened to these programs? What happened to the monies that were given for the programs? I do not remember when a Robinson or Whitesides lecture was last announced. These disappeared before financial exigency was declared. The Editor of ARPTalk is not making an accusation; he is asking a question. It is not impolite for one who is a longtime donor to ask a question regarding the disposition of monies given to a fund when the program has ceased to function.

As previously stated, this sort of activity regarding contributions creates havoc in building trust with donors!

In order to create donor confidence, donors need to be aware of how their monies are used. In spite of the success of last year’s Annual Fund Campaign, the budget seems to have been balanced by transferring money from restricted accounts/funds into the general fund. Certainly, there is nothing untoward in this in that the board approved it, but there was no explanation out of Due West from the administration. Why was there no explanation? Instead of an explanation, there was a celebration that the books were balanced. Well, of course, the books were balanced, but it was done by moving “old” restricted monies. This does not build confidence with donors — and I am donor.

A few paragraphs above I asked why Erskine was not a member of the ECFA. The answer is that it appears Erskine cannot qualify for membership in the ECFA! Presently, it seems the administration’s financial management precludes membership.

What does 2016 portend for financial disclosure at Erskine? More of the same? A new page? I do not know!

Erskine: the AGENCY of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

Will President Kooistra lead rapprochement between Erskine and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in 2016? In the weeks after the announcement that President Kooistra had been appointed president of Erskine, we in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church rejoiced that “one of us,” “a churchman,” and “a PCA brother who has the skills to bring about our vision for Erskine as ‘the premier Christian Liberal Arts college in the southeast’” was president.

We were disappointed. He has stood apart from us.

I am aware that President Kooistra was encouraged to meet with recent moderators and learn from their experience and seek their aid and advice. I am aware of brothers who went to him and encouraged him to embrace the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church as his church. Indeed, the differences between the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church in America are not that significant. For many of us, it does not seem he has attempted to embrace us. President Kooistra impressed one brother thusly: “Just get over the ‘Snow’ Synod, and let’s get on with it!” Well, that was not encouraging! It is dismissive!

At this point in the game, these are my impressions: one, President Kooistra does not see Erskine as an “agency” of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church; rather, he sees Erskine in generic terms as an independent Christian college; two, he does not whole-heartedly assent to our
Philosophy of Christian Higher Education; three, our vision (as often repeated on the floor of General Synod) for Erskine to be “the premiere Christian Liberals Arts college in the southeast” is not President Kooistra’s vision; and, four, our past struggles are unimportant to him, and he fails to see how that disrespects us.

This year’s class of freshmen was more than 200. How many Associate Reformed Presbyterians were there? I asked. The answer is three (3). Is rebuilding the confidence of parents in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Erskine so that they will send their children to Erskine a priority with President Kooistra in 2016? It is my impression that he does not care. Obviously, I do not know what takes place in every congregation, but I do not see much recruitment taking place in our congregations.

So, what is President Kooistra’s priority? It is football.

My prediction is that we can expect to see a full-fledged proposal for a football program presented at the next meeting of the board in February. Presently, two-thirds of Erskine’s students are athletes. Presently, I am told that dorm space for male students is at capacity — even McQuiston, the old seminary building, is being used as an undergraduate dorm.

Where are the funds to implement a football program? Where is the space? In conversations with those who know about such things, a conservative guess is about five million dollars plus annual expenses of about two million dollars are needed.

Does this mean that in the future 80% of Erskine’s students will be athletes?
Does this mean new men’s dorms will need to be built, and, if so, what is the source for the funds? Currently, there is a bond note of about $10,000,000 coming due in about five or six years for the renovations that were done in the Carson era.

Has anyone on the administration or board researched and estimated the amount of revenue a football program will garner for Erskine? According to my research, football programs are detrimental to small colleges ( Dr. John Fry, the president of Drexel University, on January 3, 2016, wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal entitled, “We’re Glad We Say No to College Football.” A review of Dr. Fry’s article by the University Review is found here: (

Once upon a time, Erskine had a reputation for academic excellence. Has that been jettisoned? In a conversation with a former Erskine professor, the former professor said: “With the new athletic approach to recruitment, academically, I saw my students descend to plant life and then to rocks and minerals. We can no longer be taken seriously academically.”

Is the proliferation of athletic programs the reason why Erskine College was brought into existence in the 1830s and continued sacrificially by faithful Christian folk?

What is my prediction for 2016 at Erskine regarding a new football program? If the football proposal is brought to the board, I think it will fail. If the proposal somehow passes, the vote will be very close, followed with multiple resignations of board members, and an explosion on the floor of General Synod when the Erskine report is presented this June.

Erskine Theological Seminary

It has been a long time since Erskine Seminary was healthy. The first week of the year saw the resignation of Dr. Chris Wisdom, the VP of the Seminary. Ostensibly, Dr. Wisdom resigned for health reasons. He has been battling a lingering mononucleosis-like infection. There is, however, a back story. It is no secret that there have been serious disagreements over the allocation of funds and other resources between the college people on President Kooistra’s leadership team and Dr. Wisdom who represented the seminary as a delegation of ONE. According to sources, this conflict has stressed him emotionally and physically. As numerous Erskine people have noted: work at Erskine is deleterious to one’s health. At this time, there is no replacement on the horizon for Dr. Wisdom. Will the seminary be left in a leadership void as it was before Dr. Wisdom came on the scene?

The numbers at the seminary are down. The number I hear is about 70 full-time students for all programs and campuses. As one person put it, “The faculty members are discouraged and depressed. They feel insufficient help has been given to them from the administration to grow the seminary. They feel like they are the ‘red-headed stepchild’ in Due West.”

Since the dismantling of the seminary in 2012, the seminary has lurched from one leadership crisis to another. The leadership skills and the financial resources have been inadequate. The ever-present conflict over resources between the college and seminary has been exacerbated by the seminary’s lack of continuing and capable leadership. Dr. Wisdom brought capable leadership to the seminary. He will be missed, and I am sure we all wish him Godspeed and recovery.

What do we look for in 2016?

First of all, the MEDCOM program will be discontinued. It does not take much more than a one-eyed man with only three brain cells to realize that, since the ruling by the Supreme Court on gay marriage last June and the recent directives from the Obama administration, the MEDCOM program cannot be continued and Erskine Seminary affirm the theological and moral commitments of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. As theologically latitudinarian as some of the folks at Erskine Seminary are, the government of the US has gone to a place they cannot go. Good for them, and a tip of the hat is due to them!

Two, I expect to see a proposal by the administration to the board to close a part of or all of the seminary. How this will be shaped is still a mystery.
The thorny part of the matter is the seminary’s part of the endowment. If the seminary is closed, what will happen to the five or six million dollars in the endowment that is designated for the seminary? As cynical as this sounds, will there be an attempt to un-restrict the seminary’s part of the endowment and use it to fund a football program at the college? Honestly, I hope that does not occur.

Final Thoughts
One, now that Erskine is no longer under the watchful eye of SACS, if revenue is short again at the end of the financial year in June, will the endowment be raided again to balance the budget? Will the members of the board have the courage to stop this practice?

Two, Dr. Rob Gustafson has been hired as Vice President of Administration. What that means is TBA. Dr. Gustafson is a former headmaster of the prestigious Stony Brook School. He is spoken of highly by those I know who know him. A tip of the hat is due President Kooistra for this hire.
Three, I am told that recruitment is down this year. As once was the custom, if the recruitment goal has not been met by June, will coaches be given a pick and a shovel to dig into the endowment in order to entice athletes to Erskine?

Four, at this point, the Annual Fund is on track for a successful campaign. However, with a budget of 30 million dollars, an Annual Fund of 1.8 million dollars is not enough. A couple of large bequests are needed. Thousand dollar gifts from alums and friends are nice, but a bequest from an old alum with deep Associate Reformed Presbyterian roots and deeper pockets is rain on dry ground. The problem is Erskine is running out of old, rich, alums who are Associate Reformed Presbyterians. Few Associate Reformed Presbyterians attend Erskine now. That needs to be reversed.

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J. I. Packer’s Rare Puritan Library Now Digitized to Be Read Online for Free

A 12 January 2016
The Gospel Coalition article by Justin Taylor titled “J. I. Packer’s Rare Puritan Library Now Digitized to Be Read Online for Free” reports that the John Richard Allison Library in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which hosts the joint collections of Regent College and Carey Theological College, has made available their entire rare Puritan collection to be read online for free.

There are currently eighty Puritan authors in the collection, many of whose works were digitized from J. I. Packer’s private library.

The library, indexed by author, is accessible at the following links:

The Gospel Coalition, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, Illinois 60015,

Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 2E4, 604-224-3245, Fax: 604-224-3097,

Carey Theological College, 5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1J6, 604-224-4308,

Textus Receptus PTY. LTD. Publishes the King James Version 2016 (KJV 2016) New Testament

Nick Sayers of Byron Bay, Australia, under the auspices of Textus Receptus PTY. LTD. has published the King James Version 2016 (KJV 2016) New Testament using the Textus Receptus Greek of the King James Version of 1611, endeavouring to keep the words as close to the KJV 1611 as possible, but with corresponding modern words and grammar.

The translators of the King James Version 2016 believe that the King James Version of 1611-1900 is an accurate translation of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, and is thus by default, the words of God in English.
Unfortunately for the KJV, the English language is constantly developing and many word meanings today vastly differ from the English of the reformation era. Many people have preferred a more readable substitute, oftentimes at the expense of quality.

This version should not be recognized as a translational attempt to improve on the work of the original 1611 translators, but rather classified as a reluctant update to make more understandable the archaic and obsolete words and grammar, so that today’s reader can understand and enjoy the word of God clearly and accurately in the English tongue, just as our forefathers once did.

We believe the KJV is the most superior of all English versions based upon the Textus Receptus and Masoretic Text, and vastly advanced in comparison to corrupted versions based upon Westcott & Hort/Nestle-
Aland/UBS, or Majority type texts.

We believe the New King James Version, Modern English Version, and other MT/TR bibles contain a mixture of good and bad readings. This version has been designed especially to address those concerns.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

6 January 2016

“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

[1] New Christian Observer Articles for January 2016

[2] Scottish Episcopal Church Upset over Columba Declaration between Church of Scotland and Church of England

News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

[4] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

[5] The Religion of Peace


[1] New Christian Observer Articles for January 2016

New Christian Observer articles for January 2016 include:

-- “Who Do We Think We Are?” - by Christian Observer Contributing Editor David Brand – Donald Trump claims to be a Presbyterian. John Knox and his direct descendant John Witherspoon were actual Presbyterians;

The Offense of the Cross in Western Education - by Christian Observer Contributing Editor Dr. Joe Renfro – In the halls of education, Muslim offense at factual criticisms vs. the offense of the Christian cross;

Plus, links to In the Gates daily devotionals on the Fellowship of Ailbe website by Christian Observer Contributing Editor T.M. Moore.

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[2] Scottish Episcopal Church Upset over Columba Declaration between Church of Scotland and Church of England

A 1 January 2016 Church Times article by Tim Wyatt titled “Pact between Churches of England and Scotland Criticised “reports that the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) is upset over the Colombia Declaration between the Church of Scotland (CoS) and the Church of England (CoE) because the agreement would cause problems between the two episcopal bodies. (See article [2] Church of England and Church of Scotland Forging Pact to Draw Denominations Closer Together in the 23 December 2015 Presbyterians Week).

Concerns include the possibility of CoE members travelling in Scotland preferring to attend a CoS church instead of a SEC church, and discomfort with the Kirk strengthening relations with churches outside of Scotland before doing the same with churches inside Scotland.

The SEC suggests the Colombia Declaration churches consult with the SEC before formalizing the agreement.

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+ Church of England, Church House, Great Smith Street, Westminster, SW1P 3AZ, England, 44-0-20-7898-1000

News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

-- Obama Wants Supreme Court to Overturn Texas Law Saving 10,000 Babies from Abortion

-- Planned Parenthood in 2014 Performed 323,999 Abortions and Collected US$553.7 Million from U.S. Taxpayers

-- Albuquerque, New Mexico Abortionist Offers Commemorative Photos of Dead Babies after Late-Term Abortions

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[4] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

-- Southern Baptist Churches Start To Ordain Homosexuals And Perform Same-Sex Marriage Rituals

-- Obamacare Rates Set To Skyrocket In 2016 As Ugly Truth Of Socialized Medicine Settles In

-- Heretic Televangelists Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis Say ‘God Wants Them to Have Private Jets

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The Religion of Peace

-- ISIS: The ‘Enemy’ the U.S. Created, Armed, and Funded

-- The U.S. Republican Party's Policies Are Killing Middle East Christians

-- Germany: 1000 Muslims Commit Mass Sexual Assaults of Women around Cologne Train Station

-- U.S. Government Officially Recognizes Islamic Holidays in 2016

-- ISIS Decency Police in Syria Publicly Execute Woman for Breastfeeding under Burkha

-- U.S. Christian Groups Support Muslim Refugees, Ignore Persecuted Christians

-- Muslim Cleric: Allah has Given Pakistanis the Honor of Killing Hindus

-- FBI Offers US$5,000 Reward after Bacon Found at Las Vegas Mosque

-- India: Islamic Jihadists in Indian Military Uniforms Attack Air Force Base

-- Muslims Set over 800 Cars Ablaze in France on New Year’s Eve

-- Munich Still on High Alert: Cops Hunt Seven Devout Muslim ISIS Homicide Bombers Who Planned New Year’s Eve Attacks on Rail Stations

-- Iranians Firebomb Saudi Embassy in Tehran after Kingdom Executes Forty-Seven Prisoners

-- Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan Says He Wants to Rule Turkey the Way Adolf Hitler Ruled Nazi Germany

-- Funeral Held for Thirteen Assyrians Killed in Restaurant Bombings in Syria

-- ISIS Slaughtering Christians 'In Their Beds’

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