Engaging Your World

Thursday, May 31, 2007

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE JUST A DAY AT THE BEACH!


Michael Sagaro and Giankarlo Squicimari, were friends from South Florida who were out for an afternoon of sun and fun this past Sunday. All of that changed when they heard a 12 year old girl screaming and her mother pleading for help for her daughters as the riptide carried them out to sea. Both men sprang into action without hesitation and both of them went to the end of physical exhaustion to rescue the girl. The girls were heroically rescued by the men and one other. Sagaro lived to tell the story while his best friend, Squicimari did not. The picture you see in this blog was taken shortly before this man would give his life. An amazing Christ like act of giving your life for another. A true hero.

This is a powerful reminder to us of how fragile our lives are. You can be sure that Squicimari had no idea at the beach that his life was about to end. You can imagine the fun and relaxation that he was experiencing and in a moment it changed and he was in eternity. We must be ready for that moment. We do not know if this is the day that we are scheduled to leave this earth and stand in front of a Holy and Righteous God. Being ready means that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. You have repented of your sins and begged Him to be the owner of your life, your Lord and the forgiver of your sins, your Savior.

As heroic as this act was it does not merit an automatic entry into Heaven. What must be true is that this hero has known Christ Jesus as his Lord and Savior. So today a mom has her daughters back, a woman has lost her fiancee, and a man gave of his life heroically and went to eternity. It all started as a normal Sunday at the beach! Are you ready?

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pastor tom
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

DO YOU KNOW WHO IS TEACHING AT YOUR CHILDS COLLEGE?



Here is some more news from the higher education facilities that taxpayers must fund. From the wires;

"While Iowa State University denied tenure this spring to gifted pro-ID astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, it turns out that it decided at the same time to promote to full professor outspoken atheist Hector Avalos, religious studies professor and faculty adviser to the ISU Atheist and Agnostic Society."

Avalos in his writings has likened the Bible to Hitler's "Mein Kampf". He is an avowed atheist who spends much of his time working against those who would teach Intelligent Design, such as Guillermo Gonzalez. The question becomes not why, but when will people stop sending their hard earned dollars to schools such as this? Understandably there are those who would support the ideology that Avalos holds to, but I am convinced they are the minority. I am convinced that the majority would be appalled to read some of his writings, and would be in strong disagreement. Yet he receives tenure, a lifelong ticket to indoctrinate young people with his absurd convictions.

It is high time for parents to be involved, that is the answer. Moms and Dads who will take a keen interest in what it is that these colleges are teaching their children. Some would say that is too intrusive and that the college students are adults and can make their own choices. I would answer that as long as any parent is in any way financially supporting their children, they have a say! Ask questions, seek to find out who and what your children are being exposed to. The stakes have never been higher. Just today we hear from Adam Yehiye Gadahn, who is an American from California who has turned to Islam, and is in the news threatening our country on behalf of Al Qeida! How did that happen? It happened at college! He did not go to college supporting Al Qeida, but he came out that way.
Mom and Dad it is time to do all that you can to protect your kids from such perpetrators.

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pastor tom
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

WHO WINS THE KIDNEY?


It is the inevitable consequence of a world that has gone mad with its voyeurism. We are obsessed with watching others. The reality television craze is the evidence of how we will sit and waste our time watching people do anything. Well there is a show in the land of the Dutch that is testing the limits. A woman will donate her kidney to one of the three contestants that she deems worthy. Lisa, 37, is dying and there has been a reality show created for her to pick a winner for her kidney. Reportedly she will talk to the contestants and their families, and the audience will even be able to text her during the show. It is the height of macabre!

What is more telling is the truth that no show gets on the air unless or until there are sponsors putting their monies behind it. There has to be a calculated decision by sponsors to invest and expect a return, as after all television is for selling products. That is the genesis of it and to this day it maintains its genesis. The reason for a show is to draw as many people as possible in that time slot to come and watch, and therefore see the pitch for the products.


And in this world we have fallen to a donated kidney, who will receive it and who will not as a form of entertainment? We are not far from the days of the Coliseum. In fact it is not hard to imagine some form of that as a reality series. And that reality is sad!

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pastor tom
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Friday, May 25, 2007

SHARIA, COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU!


Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, since April has been urging the leaders of Mosques and Islamic schools to apply for grants from the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS has funds available for non-profits that are at risk to be attacked by Islamic terrorists. Did you get that? Did you see the sleight of hand by CAIR? A fund set up by our government to protect people from attacks by Islamists is being raided by those very same Islamists! CAIR is nothing more than a front group for Hamas among others. In fact in 2005 Ghassan Elashi a board member of CAIR, along with two brothers, was convicted in Dallas of channeling funds to a high-ranking official of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook.

These enemies of ours are intelligent, or maybe better put, it is a combination of naivete on the part of some in our government, along with a certain level of intelligence among the Islamists. To date there has not been one, not one Mosque has been bombed on our soil. Nor has there been any attacks on any Mosques by Islamists on our soil. Yet CAIR is instructing its followers to go get some money that is available to those at risk. It is the perpetrators applying for money that's it set aside to help the very people they would be attacking.

The worst part of this is the Islamic Society of Baltimore landed a $15,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to upgrade security at its Maryland mosque.
Not only are they applying for money, they are getting it! Only America would give money to the enemies in their own country. If the citizens of this great land do not wake up to the never ending, ideological, fight to the death, war we are in, we will in the not too distant future be under a much different law. If those running for office do not wake up to the reality of the enemy we are dealing with and their ideology, we will in the not too distant future be under a much different law. It is called Sharia Law! By the way, the picture in today's blog is of a Mosque.....in Detroit!

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pastor tom
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Thursday, May 24, 2007

PICTURES OF BECKERS PERFECT WORLD!



At Boulder High School in Colorado, Joel Becker, an associate clinical professor of psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles spoke at an assembly to a group of students, some as young as fourteen years old. Mr. Becker in his speech said the following;

"I am going to encourage you to have sex and encourage you to use drugs appropriately. Why I am going to take that position is because you are going to do it anyway. I think as a psychologist and health educator, it is more important to educate you in a direction that you might actually stick to. So, I am going to stay mostly on with the sex side because that is the area I know more about. I want to encourage you to all have healthy, sexual behavior."

This was a mandatory event, meaning students were not given the option to opt out, nor were parents given any warning. Can you imagine the impact such irresponsible statements could have on a high school student? A seemingly accomplished adult male, in a position of authority, and honor, speaking to them and encouraging them to have sex and use drugs! These students are not yet old enough or mature enough in their thinking to be able to see Becker for what he is, an ignorant leftist liberal who is out to promote his decadent and perverted worldview, regardless of the cost to their lives.

And we are beyond the point where apologies from school officials are worth anything. It has become too easy and almost rote for the official to give the obligatory apology. For some of the victims, or students,(same thing in these cases) it is too late, the damage has been done. Without a doubt people like Joel Becker have been the cause of young people taking their first drug, or having their first sexual experience. For those students struggling and on the fence, all they needed was for some monster like this to come along and give them the push they needed to fall into the abyss of sex and drugs. Whats the answer? If you do not know by now you will never know!

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pastor tom
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

FRIENDLY FIRE?


It is a sad thing to see those who should be on the same side of critical issues such as abortion, shooting at each other. From the wires;

"In a full-page ad in Wednesday's editions of The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, the heads of four anti-abortion groups said Dobson wrongly characterized the court's April ruling as a victory for abortion foes.

The ad said the ruling will actually encourage medical professionals to find "less shocking" methods than late-term abortions, which abortion opponents call "partial-birth abortion."

"Dr. Dobson, you mislead Christians claiming this ruling will 'protect children.' The court granted no authority to save the life of even a single child," the ad said. It concluded by asking Dobson to "please repent."

Carrie Gordon Earll, a spokeswoman for Dobson's Colorado Springs-based ministry, said the group has no plans to change its position on the Supreme Court ruling.

"It is a step in the right direction on several levels," she told The Associated Press."

The letter was signed by Brian Rohrbough, president of Colorado Right to Life; the Rev. Tom Euteneuer, president of Human Life International; Flip Benham, director of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America; Judie Brown, president of American Life League; and Bob Enyart, pastor of Denver Bible Church. I am amazed that anyone would take Dr. Dobson to task on the issue of life. If there is one issue that he has consistently fought for it is the life of the unborn. It has been the theme of his life's work for the last thirty years!

James Dobson certainly does not need me to defend him or be his apologist, but it is a sad day when those who should know better, do not. The Supreme Court ruling in the eyes of many was a step in the right direction. While it certainly did not overturn Roe, or immediately save a life, it was a good sign from the court to those who stand for the life of the unborn. But even if that were not the case and Dr. Dobson appeared to be on the wrong side of the issue, you would hope the body of work over the span of his life would speak louder than one comment or opinion. You would hope that people would have the integrity to grant a man who has been at the forefront and on the front lines on this issue, the benefit of the doubt. You would hope that, but in the case of those who signed the letter and spent the money to defame Dr. Dobson, that would be hoping too much.

What these people should hope, is that they will not be held to the same standard they are holding James Dobson to, as I do not believe they would fare very well!

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pastor tom
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

MORE ABOUT THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE!


This would be funny if it were not so sad. John Edwards the candidate for the people, the populist who is out for the poor while living in one of the biggest mansions in his state, has more egg to wipe off of his face. Last year Edwards spoke to a crowd of 1,787 at the taxpayer-funded University of California at Davis on Jan. 9th. His fee for the speech? $55,000.00! That is correct, fifty five thousand dollars, but that is not the best part. The best part is the topic he spoke on, "Poverty, the great moral issue facing America". You could not make this up if you tried. He charges that much money for a speech in which he waxes eloquently about poverty.

While I do not need to lead you to any more of the obvious and sad conclusions about Edwards, it does bring up an important issue. This coming election is one of the most critical in the history of our country. The stakes have never been higher, as we have never had an enemy as devout and radical as the Islamists. We need a President with character, one that is true to his convictions and will lead our great nation with courage and conviction. When a candidate is exposed as Edwards and others have, you would do well to cross them off your potential list. Your vote does matter and it is your right and responsbility to cast it with as much knowledge as possible. Time will reveal more and more about those presently in the field, and those who possible still may get in. With Edwards it is easy to see the blatant hypocrisy, for some others it might take a little more time for their true character to be shown. Wait, watch, pray and then cast your vote!

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pastor tom
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Monday, May 21, 2007

THE GREATEST FRAUD OF OUR ERA!


You can hardly go one day without being confronted with a story about global warming. Which is an amazing fact, given that there is no proof that global warming caused by man is or ever has been a problem. In fact depending upon which part of recorded history you study, the opposite could appear to be true. Again I refer to the 1970's when global cooling was considered to be the biggest problem facing earth. Today we are given the treat to hear from those in the religious community on this "dire" problem of global warming. From the wires;

In an open letter to be published on Tuesday, more than 20 religious groups urged U.S. leaders to limit greenhouse gas emissions and invest in renewable energy sources. The letter is signed by top officials of the National Council of Churches, the Islamic Society of North America and the political arm of the Reform branch of Judaism.
Top officials from several mainline Christian denominations, including the Episcopal Church, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church and Alliance of Baptists also signed the letter, along with leaders of regional organizations and individual churches.
Rev. Joel Hunter, a board member of the National Association of Evangelicals, also signed the letter, though that group has not officially taken a stance on global warming due to opposition from some of its more conservative members."


They are advocating global warming as a "moral and spiritual issue". While I am not shocked that liberal theologians would buy into such ideology, it does surprise me slightly that a board member of the NAE has signed on. But this is the sign of the times in which we live. People of the "cloth" more concerned with a fictitious problem like global warming, while millions of babies are being aborted in our country. If you are a member of any of the churches or denominations who signed on to this letter, beware of your leaders, as they are either people who lack the intelligence to do real research, or they are complicit in the biggest fraud of our era. Either way, you would do well to find a place of worship that cares much more for the Word of God and what it has to say, than Al Gore and his green kool aid drinkers!

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pastor tom
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Friday, May 18, 2007

THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CULT IS AT IT AGAIN!


I was all set to blog about the absurdity that is the new immigration bill, amnesty for those of you who care about the truth. Then I came across the latest from the evil Fred Phelps and his followers at the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka Kansas. These are the people who hold the "God Hates Fags" signs and also picket military funerals. They are an evil and nutty group of people. I had the opportunity to have Freds daughter, Shirley, on my show a few years ago. She is also the lawyer for her father. It was an entertaining interview as I tried to explain to her that she could not be a follower of Christ and do the things they do.

Well the latest from this circus is that they are planning to go to Jerry Falwells funeral to picket and preach. This from their website;

"Falwell warmly praised Christ-rejecting Jews, pedophile-condoning Catholics, money-grubbing compromisers, practicing fags like Mel White, and backsliders like Billy Graham and Robert Schuler, etc.,"

Also at this website which is godhatesamerica.com, they proclaim that Jerry Falwell is in Hell! The question that keeps coming to my mind is how in the world can they afford what they do? No one takes them serious. Any thinking person knows they are a joke, as evidenced by the whopping 70 people in their "church". The sad truth is they do somehow have the funds to continue to show up and give Christianity a bad name.

Having had the opportunity to speak directly with Shirley Phelps Roper, I can state confidently that they all would be much better off putting their picket signs down and take note of the ministry of Jerry Falwell. They might learn something, they might even come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, which all of them, from Fred on down, could use!

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pastor tom
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Thursday, May 17, 2007

UPHOLDING THE "LAW"?


Norwegian-Iranian Mamand Mamandy was visiting his mother in Iran in April and had the audacity to commit a crime worthy of 130 lashes! A crime that was seen by police as they drove by. A crime blatantly committed in public with no regard for those around him. What was so grievous that called for such a punishment? Drinking two beers! That is correct, he was seen by police drinking two beers and for that he received what you see in the picture shown.

This is the law of Islam known as Sharia. Where people are abused and oppressed under the guise of "law". What is most distasteful is the blatant hypocrisy. Those who would subscribe to and enforce such law are the same ones who will permit men to have sexual relations outside of their marriage. They are the same ones who explain away the rape of a nine year old by their leader Mohammad. On the one hand we give a man 130 lashes for drinking two beers in public, and on the other we allow adultery and worship a known pedophile!

You tell me who the real criminals are.

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pastor tom
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

HONK KONG PHOOEY!


In China's continued and flawed quest to silence God and His people we read this from the wires about Hong Kong;

"The Good Book isn't clean enough for Hong Kong.
Residents of the city are calling for an "indecent" label for the Bible, saying the text contains passages that are too gory for young eyes, Reuters reports.
At least 838 complaints had been registered Wednesday with the city's Television and Entertainment Licensing authority after an anonymous Web site, truthbible.net, said the Bible "made one tremble" with its sexual and violent content, including rape and incest, the news agency reports. The Chinese city has been debating the merits of indecency since a recent sex column published in the Chinese University's "Student Press" magazine asked readers about their violent sexual fantasies.
That column was branded as indecent by the Obscene Articles Tribunal."

The Word of God could be labeled indecent, which would mean that no one under the age of 18 would be able to purchase one. The Bible would also come with a warning wrapper around it, just was pornography is packaged. It is a world where down is up and up is down, right is wrong and wrong is right. The chilling part of this story is the "Obscene Articles Tribunal". This sounds a lot like the tribunals that now exist in Canada to deal with anti-homosexual speech. They are nothing more than ideology police whose job is to promote one line of thinking to the detriment of all others, and at all costs.

The relevance for us on this side of the globe? The Hate Crimes Bill that Congress is adamant on passing. It comes up year after year and awaits a President who will sign it into law. When that happens you will hear talk of things like tribunals, who will insure that the law is implemented fairly for all. Meaning that any who dare to speak in biblical terms, pay the penalties prescribed in the legislation. One might be tempted to think it inconceivable that we would ever get to the point of calling the Bible indecent or even banning it. But we all remember a time when it was absurd to think of things like homosexuals having the legal right to marry in our country, don't we?

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pastor tom
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A LIFE NOT WASTED!


Jerry Falwell went home to the Lord. Tbe Word of God says it was the best day for him and also was precious in the sight of his Father. Whether you liked him or not you had to respect his passion for what he believed. There was a time it was said to get to the White House you had to stop at "Jerry's House". God saw fit to use Jerry Falwell as an instrument of moral change at a time in our countries history where morality was a dirty word. Like any national figure Falwell took his share of criticism. Certainly there were times he earned it, anyone remember TeleTubbies? But for the most part he was a man who did what was right, and it usually was.

It is instructive that one of the last things he wrote was an encouragement for young people to stand for the Lord. One quote stands out;

"High school students, don't be afraid to voice your faith in Jesus Christ! Liberty Counsel is here to help you if you should face persecution or punishment for doing so. I urge Christian students across this land to exhibit the strength of character of Megan Chapman by refusing to be silenced.
Boldly live out your faith"

Boldly live out your faith! That is what Jerry Falwell sought to do and I am sure he has heard "well done good and faithful servant." While not a perfect man, he did his best to live out the faith he proclaimed. His legacy will be felt for years in the lives of thousands he touched. We would all do well take note of his passing. To consider our own lives and how we are living our the remainder of our days. If we were to die today, would there be a legacy left behind? Would anything remain and be carried on into the future? Or would it simply be a pile of things that rust and moths would enjoy destroying?

As you remember his family in prayer, and thank God for his life, take a look in the mirror and reflect on what it is that you will leave behind. Do not waste your life, boldly live out your faith, for His glory!

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pastor tom
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Monday, May 14, 2007

BROKEBACK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?


"What happens in Ms. Buford's class stays in Ms. Buford's class," is what the substitute teacher told eighth-grade students at Ashburn Community Elementary School after showing the R-rated movie, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court."

What movie did the substitute teacher show? Brokeback Mountain! You remember that movie, the one that has sex scenes of men with men,as well as with women and men. I realize this is the same old song and dance when I comment on things like this, but there is a point to be made and considered. The envelope keeps getting pushed further and further, while people become more and more numb. What had to have happened in our culture for a substitute teacher to believe the right thing to do would be to show an R rated movie to 12 year old students? Let alone an R rated movie promoting homosexuality.

What has happened is the continual, non-stop, onslaught, of homosexual propaganda from their activists. Their efforts will not cease unless or until they win. Winning for them means that they get your children. They want your children to embrace the perversion that is their lifestyle and they will stop at nothing to get that goal accomplished. It is times like these that our great comfort is in the reality that God in His sovereignty is allowing this for a season, and like Sodom and Gomorrah the day of judgment will come.

Our mission is to stay in the battle, not let things like this go by unnoticed and continue to fight the good fight. Sharing the good news that Jesus Christ died on a cross to forgive all sins, even the sin of homosexuality. Eventually it will mean real persecution for those who will carry their cross in this arena, but that is to be welcomed with joy. And for those of you who are allowing your children to go off to public school each day, please stay on top of things that are happening in your child's school. Remember this, even if you know and trust their teachers, you never know what day they might have a substitute!

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pastor tom
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Saturday, May 12, 2007

ONE QUESTION TOO MANY!


Since I have spent much of the week traveling and was unable to blog towards the end of the week, I put forth a rare Saturday blog. I also could not wait until Monday to write about this. Mike Wallace, the infamous legendary reporter who has interviewed many of the most influential people of the world, has finally gone too far. Some would say that happened long ago, but his interview with Presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes the cake. In this interview, Wallace asks Romney if he and his wife engaged in pre-martial sex. While I understand the discussion of his Mormonism, there is no cause to ask this question in this format. It was a gratuitous cheap shot from a liberal reporter.

While I am not particularly a Romney fan, I believe he missed a great opportunity to display the required indignation to such a disrespectful question. This attempt by Wallace is just another of a long list from the liberal media. What it does is let those of us who pay attention, understand that this next election is one where all must be engaged. There can be no lethargy among conservative voters as the left is out there with all their guns blaring.

The good news is that questions such as the one Wallace asked might empower others who do not pay as close attention. The fringe,undecided, very well could be insulted enough to begin to take a closer look at what is really going on in the run for the highest office in the land. And anyone taking a closer look will inevitably end up on the "right " side of things!

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pastor tom
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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

MOM AND DAD, DO NOT GIVE UP!!!


The Zogby Poll done for the National Abstinence Education Association reports that 9 out of 10 parents believe that abstinence is best for their child's health and future! A stunning report given the fact that there are certainly not 9 out of 10 children practicing what it is that their parents believe. The question becomes why? Why is it that parents can hold such a view in overwhelming numbers yet the behavior of their children can be so diametrically opposed? The reality is that a report like this evidences a major disconnect between parents and their children.

The problem for too many parents is that they have given up. They have waved the white flag under the pressure of television, computer and other media forms that are bombarding their children. The phrase of surrender is, "their teens", or some variation of it. When decoded this phrase means that there has been an admission of defeat and a giving up of trying to change behavior. What is needed are parents that will fight to the end. Who will not thrown in the towel or raise the white flag of surrender.

Your children are dying for you to stay in the fight. Do not give up on God or them. You who are the 9 out of 10 who believe abstinence is the best for your children, are right! You are on the side of truth, which is the side of almighty God. So do all you can to impress your and Gods truth, of purity, into and onto your children. Do not be swayed by a roll of the eyes, a disrespectful tone, or blatant disobedience. Bring consequences to bare on all of those and more. Do not be deterred by the naysayers who from the guilt of their own lack of parenting will seek to brand you as a fanatic or too strict. Do all you can, mom and dad, to maintain the sexual purity of your children. It could be a matter of life and death. God will be honored and your kids will one day thank you!

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pastor tom
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Monday, May 07, 2007

REPREHENSIBLE!


Sad and troubling, from the wires;

"A Mickey Mouse look-alike named Farfur is teaching Palestinian children the ABCs of terror on Hamas' official television station, Al-Aqsa TV.

On the weekly program "Tomorrow's Pioneers," Farfur and a young girl name Saraa' tell children to pray five times each day and drink their milk, while urging the children to "resist" the "oppressive invading Zionist occupation."

This is abuse of the highest form. Prostituting the lives of children to further the cause of terror. There is no regard for the lives of children, there is no regard for the lives of women. It is the continual indoctrination from the earliest age, seeking to produce victims who will blow themselves up, sacrificing their lives, while their instructors live on. Can you imagine using Mickey Mouse to recruit people to commit suicide,while killing others? This is the "religion of peace". All done in the name of Allah! It is disgusting, blasphemous and speaks for itself!

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pastor tom
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Friday, May 04, 2007

THANKFUL FOR THIS PRESIDENT!


Well it is here once again, H.R. 1592 by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan. It comes around again and again, only this time it might find passage through this ideologue of a Congress. This is known as the "Hate Crimes Bill", which makes it politically incorrect to oppose, a smart move by its proponents. The problem is that there are already laws on the books of every State in the Union that deals with such crimes, and one could even make the case that all crime is hate crime, but that is for another time. What this bill really seeks to accomplish is special status for homosexuals. This quote from Concerned Women of America says it well;

"This bill would grant individuals who engaged in homosexual behavior ("sexual orientation") or those who cross-dress ("gender identity") preferential treatment over other citizens by elevating them to a specially protected class of victim..."

Former White House insider Chuck Colson, in his Breakpoint commentary, called it a "Thought Crimes" plan. The 14th Amendment, last time I looked gave equal rights to all and did not discriminate against homosexuals or cross dressers. The need for this legislation is redundant and absent. It is the homosexual activist attempt to give more legal legs to their agenda of persecuting and prosecuting any and all who would hold a view different than theirs, which is a better definition of hate and intolerance for any fair minded individual.

The good news is the President has stated his objection to this bill and would give it a well deserved veto. He has found his legs with the veto of the democratic defeatist bill on Iraq and the promise to defeat this empty legislation. It is times like this that make it clear why there is a great need for a President with the courage of his convictions to stand firm. It is times like this when President Bush deserves our congratulations, encouragement and prayer as he stands , often alone, against this tide of political correctness.
Mr. President, well done, and thank you!

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pastor tom
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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

THE NIGHTSTAND OR THE BATHROOM?


If you check into the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa in California and you want to read a Bible while in your room, you better bring your own. The Gideon Bible, a standard for hotels as been replaced. Some of you might be thinking the Book of Mormon, or even the Quran has been put in its place. The amazing replacement for the Bible in the rooms of this establishment is Al Gores "An Inconvenient Truth". The hotel in its attempt to "go green", is putting Gores treatise in the rooms. They also are installing waterless urinals, which is a subject for another day, but consider the ramifications of such a move.

The Gideons have multiples testimonies of people who have checked into hotels in distress and found great comfort in reading the Bible they had placed in the nightstand drawer. There are testimonies of people who came to a room to commit suicide and received Christ through the reading of Gods Word. There are accounts of marriages brought back together as one spouse or another in a hotel room read a timely passage that spoke to their situation. What testimony will Gores book bring? What becomes of the suicidal who open the drawer looking for guidance and find his book and not the Word of God?

It does not bode well for those in distress. In fact it does not bode well for those not in distress, as Gores book could make the healthiest among us consider ending it all! While they are installing waterless urinals they might consider paperless bathrooms and relocating his book there. That would seem the proper place and application for such a work!

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pastor tom
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