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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Foreign armies flock to receive Israeli training


The Israeli Defense Forces are highly respected throughout the world. This is in evidence as many nations regularly send troops to train with the Israelis.

KURT WARNER GIVES PRAISE TO JESUS CHRIST FOR CAREER


When Kurt Warner, quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals announced his retirement, he took the opportunity to give praise to God and a glowing testimony about the meaning of Jesus Christ in His life.

Friday, January 22, 2010

CONGREGTIONS VOTING SINCE AUGUST 2009 TO WITHDRAW THE ELCA


Over 100 congregations have successfully voted to withdraw from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since August 2009, when they voted to include practicing homosexuals on their clergy roster. The process requires two votes, at least 90 days apart. * Indicates first vote; ** indicates second vote. Please inform us if you know of corrections or additions to this list. We know of several other congregations that will be voting in the coming weeks, and we will be revising the list.


** Community Church of Joy, Glendale, AZ
* Concordia Lutheran Church, Kingsburg, CA
* Rancho Penasquitos Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
** St. Luke Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
* El Camino Pines Lutheran Church, Frazier Park, CA
* Shepherd of the Woods Church, Jacksonville, FL
* Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, IA
** Zion Lutheran Church, Des Moines, IA
* Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waukee, IA
* Faith Lutheran Church, Moline, IL
* Hosanna Lutheran Church, St. Charles, IL
* Joyful Harvest Lutheran Church, Johnsburg, IL
* Bethlehem/West Elbow Lake Lutheran Church, MN
* Community Church of Hope, Rosemount, MN
* Christ the King Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, MN
* Central Lutheran Church, Elk River, MN
* Wagen Prairie Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, MN
* Rejoice Lutheran Renewal Church, Northfield, MN
* Rodnes Lutheran Church, Erskine, MN
* St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
* Singaas Lutheran Church, Hendrix, MN
* Zoar Lutheran Church, Tofte, MN
* Calvary Lutheran Church, Evergreen, MT
* Christ Lutheran Church, Whitefish, MT
* Golden West Lutheran Church, Conrad, MT
* Pondera Valley Lutheran Church, Conrad, MT
* First Lutheran Church, Harvey, ND
* St. James Lutheran Church, Niagara Falls, NY
* Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Weddington, NC
* St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Maumee, OH
* St. John’s Lutheran, Boerne, TX
* Zion Lutheran Church, Mission Valley, TX
* St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Braunfels, TX
* St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Weesatche, TX
* Zion Lutheran Church, Castroville, TX
* First Lutheran Church, Orange Grove, TX
* Apostles Lutheran Church, Chesapeak,e, VA
** St. John’s Lutheran Church, Roanoke, VA
* Christ Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA
* Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Chimacum, WA
* Richland Lutheran Church, Richland, WA
* Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville, WI
* Peace Lutheran Church, Edgar, WI
* Stanfold Lutheran Church, Rice Lake, WI

Sunday, January 17, 2010

WHY THE UNITED STATES MAY NEVER WIN THE WAR AGAINST TERROR

Nidal Malik Hasan
Since 9/11 the government of the United States has sought to approach the war on terror by using politically correct policies and politically correct terms. The situation was questionable under the Bush administration, but totally impossible under the present Obama administration.




We are bewildered by government officials' use of such terms as "man-caused disasters" or "overseas contingency operations," but such terms pale when compared to a recent report on the Fort Hood terrorist attack. At an official news conference on the Fort Hood killings, it was stated that the problem with “self-radicalizationin the military was not rooted in Islam. " That, my friends, is the reason we are in such trouble and may never win the war on terror.




Al-Quaeda, Hamas, Hezbolah and every other terrorist organization, as well as the radicalized governments in Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yeman etc. all have their roots in Islam. They are not Presbyterians, Methodists or Baptists. They are Muslims. The terrorists and all radicalized Muslim nations are all, without exception, rooted and grounded in Islam. Moderate Muslims who do not advocate violence are not taking their directives from the Qu'ran or Islamic teachings, but from their own modified views of what Islam ought to be and what it officially teaches. Strict Islam is what the radicalized Muslims believe and put into practice in order to justify violence against Israel, the United States and even other Muslims. Until the US government gets this, we have not a chance to win the war on terror, here or anywhere else.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

ELCA SOUTH DAKOTA BISHOP SAYS HE HAS NO PLANS TO LEAD SYNOD OUT OF ELCA


David Zillmer, bishop of the South Dakota Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, told a gathering recently that he has no plans to lead his synod out of the ELCA, even though he strongly disagrees with its policies on homosexual clergy. This leaves the ELCA folks in South Dakota with three choices: (1) Lead their own congregations out; (2) Get out on their own; (3) stay with the bishop and compromise the Word of God by giving loyalty to a denomation rather than to Jesus Christ.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THREATENS TO PUT SANCTIONS ON ISRAEL


The Obama administration seems ready to put sanctions on Israel. I thought they want to put sanctions on Iran. Maybe sanctions against Israel will be easier.

ISRAEL COMPLAINS ABOUT US PRAISE FOR PALESTINIANS WHO PRAISE TERRORISTS

The Obama administration still likes to stick it to Israel every time it gets the opportunity.

Friday, January 8, 2010

ELCA PUBLISHING HOUSE'S RETIREMENT FUND GOES BELLY-UP

Employees and retirees at a Minneapolis publishing company learned their retirement benefits will end March 1.
Augsburg Fortress is the publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The publisher sent letters to hundreds of employees and retirees last week.
Former employee Karen Walhof said the letter stated that as of Dec. 31 the company owned members more than $24 million, but only had a third of the money in assets. If the company kept paying out monthly benefits, the plan would run out of money in five years.
Augsburg Fortress blamed the money problems on fewer book sales, shrinking ELCA congregations and increasing competition on the internet.
Walhof, who worked for the company for 20 years and could lose a couple hundred thousand dollars, said, "I think it's legally defensible as the letter explains, but morally repugnant."
Most people under the plan will receive some type of lump sum payment, depending on their years of service.
The CEO of Augsburg Fortress said "these decisions break our hearts and we apologize, but they are necessary."
According to the company the ELCA has no obligations to help with its financial problems because it's separate from any plan sponsored by the church.
http://kstp.com/news/stories/S1343931.shtml?cat=1

BRITT HUME SAYS "JESUS CHRIST" MOST CONTROVERSIAL WORDS YOU CAN UTTER IN PUBLIC SQUARE


Britt Hume who recently suggested Tiger Woods convert to Christianity so he could have a new beginning. Hume has been under fire ever since he made those comments.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM BELIEVES PREACHING THE GOSPEL WILL SOON BECOME HATE SPEECH


Rev. Franklin Graham believes that preaching the Gospel will be considered hate speech in his lifetime.


Obama's 'safe schools' chief behind 'gay' propaganda play


Kevin Jennings, Obama's chief of homosexual indoctrination is at it again in trying to convince America that Biblical Christianity is evil.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER ASKS--WHAT WAR?


One does not need to be a prophet to know that our government's attitude to Islamic radicals who have declared war on America will soon bring about a tremendous disaster to this country that will cost many lives. Then it will be too late to say, "I told you so!" So I am telling you now! Wake up America. Read Krauthammer's take on this situation.