Wednesday, November 23, 2016

23 November 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] Christ Is the Ruler of Nations Published Online

[2] Great Britain Denies Visit of Pakistani Christians to Twin Church in Scotland Citing Pakistani’s “Poverty”

[3] Evangelical Church in Germany Abandons Mission to Jews


[1] Christ Is the Ruler of Nations Published Online

R. Andrew Myers who attends Grace & Truth Reformed Presbyterian Church (Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America) in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has published online “Christ Is the Ruler of Nations,” a book that is a compilation of the broad witness of the church on the Mediatorial Kingship of Christ from the times of Calvin to the present day. The book is available for reading at no cost at the following link:

+ Christ's Mediatorial Kingship, Contact Page

+ Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA), 7408 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208, 412-731-1177, Fax: 412-731-8861

[2] Great Britain Denies Visit of Pakistani Christians to Twin Church in Scotland Citing Pakistani’s “Poverty”

A 23 November 2016 Pakistan Christian Post article titled “U.K. Denies Entry in Church Conference Reasoning Poverty of Two Pakistani Christian Delegates” reports that Great Britain has denied entry visas to two Pakistani Christians who had planned to visit their twin church in Scotland as part of a long standing exchange program in the Church of Scotland with churches in the developing world, blaming the Pakistani’s “poverty” for the rejection.

Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association commented:

"We are appalled that peaceful and legitimate Christian leaders and clerics are not being allowed into the country for a meeting with a well-established church that has long experience of handling such matters, particularly when the Home Office recently let in two Pakistani Muslim clerics, Muhammad Naqib ur Rehman and his son Haseeb Ur Rehman, with a long record of inciting hatred against Christians and other objectionable behaviour for an extensive speaking tour of the nation, and meetings with prominent individuals including the Archbishop of Canterbury.

“The Church of Scotland has had an exemplary record for a long time in such matters, with many people coming over on such programs from very poor countries, and not a single one absconding to stay here, apparently. Why specifically Pakistani Christian clerics have been denied entry is a worrying question. Of course, Home Office officials say they were only applying the rules, but in the limited material released, it seems to imply that the clerics produced bank evidence that they met the criteria and that this has been dismissed as somehow fraudulent or inaccurate, imputing dishonesty to these clerics, and, we are informed, naturally has left them shocked and depressed.”

+ Pakistan Christian Post,

British Pakistani Christian Association, 57 Green Lane, Ilford, Essex IG1 1XG, England, 020-8514-0861,

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

[3] Evangelical Church in Germany Abandons Mission to Jews

A 22 November 2016 The Gospel Herald article by Suzette Gutierrez-Cachila titled “German Protestants Pass Resolution to Stop Converting Jews to Christianity: 'We Leave Up to God'” reports that the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has abandoned their “Mission to the Jews,” and will no longer “…show Israel the path to God and his salvation.”

An EKD resolution states:

“All efforts to convert Jews contradict our commitment to the faithfulness of God and the election of Israel,”

And, says that Christians seeing Jesus as their Savior and the Jews not sharing the same perspective is “a fact we leave up to God.”

+ The Gospel Herald, 1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210, Sunnyvale, California 94085, 650-336-7086, Contact Page

Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Church Office, Herrenhäuser Straße 12, D-30419 Hanover, Germany, 49-511-2796-0, Fax: 49-511-2796-707,