Jun 242014

imagesUDGOC7FVArutz Sheva: “A Sudanese woman on death row for apostasy had her sentence canceled and was ordered released by a Khartoum court on Monday, The Associated Press (AP) reports.

The Sudanese state news agency SUNA said the Court of Cassation canceled the death sentence against 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim after defense lawyers presented their case. The court ordered her release.”

Opinion: Meriam Ibrahim did not renounce her faith in Christ even after the threat of 100 lashings to be followed by being hung by the neck until dead. How many of us would fold?

How many would justify giving in to protect our children?

Her lawyer, Mohamed Mostafa, said that Ibrahim had been sent to an unknown house to stay at for her protection and security.

“Her family has been threatened before and we are worried that someone might try to harm her,” he told Reuters. Another one of her lawyers, Eman Abdul-Rahim, told The Associated Press that Ms Ibrahim had left prison and was with her husband and two small children.

Praise God. A rare win for Christianity and a lesson for us all.

May 252014

 Hymns as poetry:

“Amazing Grace” was composed by John Newton probably between 1760 and 1770 for one of his weekly services. Formerly a seaman and first officer aboard slave ships, Newton lived a debauched, hardened life until a fearful storm at sea awakened him, and the Mercy and Grace of the LORD Jesus Christ saved him.

It was in Newton’s pivotal year of 1748 on March 21st that he was piloting a ship through a raging storm off the NW coast of Ireland. With nearly two decades of maritime experience behind him, he was well aware that the ship and those aboard were all but lost. Newton began to cry, “Lord have mercy on us!” But, he thought, “What mercy can there be for me?” Nonetheless, he desperately prayed, and God answered. The storm abated. John Newton recorded, “On that day the Lord sent from on high and delivered me from deep waters.” He subsequently celebrated that “great deliverance” as the day of his conversion to the LORD Jesus Christ. His understanding of the Christian faith was still so limited that he continued as first mate aboard slave ships until ill health forced his retirement in 1754. By this time, he had married in 1750 to his childhood sweetheart, Mary Catlett, had taught himself Latin, mastered the first six books of Euclid, intensely studied the Scriptures, and received his Calvinistic views of theology from another slaver, Captain Clunie.

Newton helped William Wilberforce, one of the greatest abolitionists in the movement to abolish slavery, by publishing in 1788 his own experiences in the slave trade. Surely there must have been great satisfaction for Newton to have struck back at his old sin of slavery and aided in its falling out of favor in the British Empire.

Click here to read the lyrics and the Scripture_of_Amazing_Grace.pdf

May 072014

ame1Fox News: “The White House is waging an all-out assault on religious liberty. Public schools are indoctrinating our children with the gospel of secularism. Hollywood is spewing toxins into our homes. The soundtrack of our lives is a pulsating mix of sex and violence and filth. The American family is in ruins. What was once wrong is now right and what was once right is now wrong.

Our nation stands on a precipice. Freedom hangs in the balance. We live in a postmodern and post-God nation. The perfect storm is brewing. Do not be deceived. There may be a war on religious liberty, but the true target is Christianity.”

Opinion: “If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Background on this powerful verse:

The two books of Chronicles were likely written between 450 and 425 B.C. and most Bible scholars agree that the author was Ezra. 1 Chronicles begins at the beginning of history with Adam.  The story moves forward to the founding of the Israelite monarchy, King Saul and the kingdom of David.

2 Chronicles covers the kingdom of Judah and Israel with details of the first temple and Solomon’s role in its construction. In the last chapter, Judah is destroyed and the people taken into captivity to Babylon. In the final verses, the Persian king, Cyrus, conquers Babylon and authorizes the restoration of the Temple of Solomon and the return of the exiles from Babylon.

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God encouraged Solomon by the promise that if His judgment should fall on the nation of Israel for their sin, they need only to turn to Him in repentance and He would forgive them and restore the nation.

That is America’s only hope.

(thanks to JP for sending this in)

Apr 162014
Obama taps Gay Bishop for Easter Prayer

World Net Daily: “When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet,

Mar 302014

‘My Utmost for His Highest’ “He calls his own … by name …” John 10:3 Does He Know Me . . . ? When I have sadly misunderstood Him? (see John 20:11-18). It is possible to know all about doctrine and still not know Jesus. A person’s soul is in grave danger when the knowledge of

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Mar 152014
SUNDAY POST: PURIM - Saturday, March 15 sundown - to Sunday, March 16 sundown

The Book of Esther records the story of Purim We are told that HAMAN, (a descendant of Amalek, who was the illegitimate grandson of Esau), wished to annihilate the Jewish people. He was the Hitler of his day. He influenced King Ahasuerus of Persia (Iran) and offered him a large sum of money for the

Feb 072014
Obama Reveals What He Believes Is the ‘Ultimate Betrayal of God’s Will’

The Blaze: “History, Obama said, has shown that countries that “hold up the rights of their people” are usually more successful; those that do not, he said, breed anger and violence. “We sometimes see religion twisted … hatred [is waged] against people because of who they are, or how they pray, or who they love,”