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Issue Date: 04/17/04
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Leaven Grows in Lutheran Church
[story details sent by Brad J. Hoeck
The Associated Press reported that, in defiance of Evangelical Lutheran Church
doctrine, 3 active homosexuals have been ordained as pastors in 3 seperate
congregations. "The Rev. Jennifer Mason, 41, will be installed Sunday at
Central City Lutheran Mission in San Bernardino, followed on May 2 with Hollywood
Lutheran Church's installation of the Rev. Daniel M. Hooper, 56, and ceremonies
July 25 for the Rev. Jay Wiesner, 30, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minneapolis."
Its not a far step for the denomination as they already ordain gays but require
them to be celibate. The AP quoted the 'Rev.' Christopher Hershman, president
of Allentown, Pa.-based Evangelical Lutheran Confessing Fellowship which
we relay here."There are two different kinds of religion under the same
denominational banners: One says what the churches taught for the last 2,000
years. The other approach says the Bible was a witness at its time, and people
have moved beyond that to a higher sense of enlightenment," said Hershman.
Is Treason the Reason
Oriana Fallaci has released a new 278 page book entitled "The Strength of
Reason," ('La Forza della Ragione' in Italian), which assaults Muslims living
in Europe as not being in allegiance to the states they dwell in. Calling
the continent "Eurabia", Fallaci says that "Europe becomes more and more
a province of Islam, a colony of Islam. And Italy is an outpost of that province,
a stronghold of that colony. In each of our cities lies a second city: a
Muslim city, a city run by the Quran. A stage in the Islamic expansionism.''
Fallaci accuses Europe of selling "itself to the enemy like a prostitute."
The author also stabs at the Catholic Church which he says "keeps silent"
even when Muslims attack all around them. The book is dedicated to the victims
of the March 11 terror attacks in Madrid.
Patriarch Accepts Mea Culpa
Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I has accepted a 2001 apology from
Pope John Paul II for Roman Catholic Crusaders involvement in the sacking
of Constantinople 800 years ago. In a speech in Turkey on the 800th anniversary
of the city of Constantinoples looting, Bartholomew formally accepted the
apology saying, "The spirit of reconciliation is stronger than hatred." "The
spirit of reconciliation of the resurrection ... incites us toward reconciliation
of our churches,'' the patriarch said.
0672 - Deusdedit III (called Adeodatus I). begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0678 - Donus ends his reign as Catholic Pope (little recorded of these Popes)
1506 - The foundation stone of the new St. Peter's Basilica was laid under
the patronage of Julius II. (The church was not completed, however, until
1567 - Thomas Aquinas, the "Christian" philosopher of the Middle Ages, is
elevated to the status of "Doctor of the Church". Jeremiah 8:22 Is there
no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health
of the daughter of my people recovered?
1876 - Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks organized
1898 - President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
1967 - The Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers International,
formed in Dallas in 1962, changed its name to Christ for the Nations. This
charismatic missions agency specializes in fund-raising and support for church
construction and Christian literature distribution worldwide.
0352 - Julius I dies- ending his reign as Catholic Pope
0366 - Death of Pope Liberius. Controversy surrounded him, for it was said
he was restored from exile by swearing to a 'heretical' Arian creed.
1204 - 4th Crusade occupies & plunders Constantinople- established the
1545 - French king Francis I orders Protestants of Vaudois (Waldeneses) killed
1572 - French-born Swiss reformer Theodore Beza (John Calvin's successor)
wrote in a letter to Scottish reformer John Knox: 'They whose citizenship
is in heaven ought to have their whole dependence on heaven.'
1654 - England, Ireland & Scotland united
1861 - Fort Sumter, SC is shelled by the papal funded Confederacy, starting
the U.S. Civil War. This first shot on Fort Sumter was fired by General
Beauregard, who was a professed Roman Catholic and came from a well known
family of Jesuits.
1991 - US announces closing of 31 major US military bases
1055 - Victor II, a reform-minded Pope, is enthroned. Emperor Henry II opposed
his friend's election, not wanting to lose him as a counselor
1059 - Pope Nicholas II decreed that future popes could be elected by cardinals
1204 - Crusaders occupy Constantinople
1556 - Portuguese Marranos who 'revert back to Judaism' burned alive by order
1598 - The Edict of Nantes was promulgated by France's King Henry IV (of
Navarre), granting his Huguenot (Protestant) subjects a large measure of
religious freedom. (The Edict remained in effect for 87 years.)
1829 - English Emancipation Act grants freedom of religion to Catholics
1853 - Loyola College in Baltimore was chartered under Roman Catholic auspices.
1861 - After 34 hours of bombardment, Ft Sumter surrenders to Confederates
under command of Gen PGT Beuregard
1882 - Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia
1986 - Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
1943 - FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial
1959 - Vatican edict forbids Italian Roman Catholics from for voting for
1986 - Pope John Paul II visits a synagogue in Rome as a good-will gesture,
the first known instance.
0073 - According to Jewish historian Josephus
0967 Jewish zealots committed mass suicide within the fortress of Masada
on this last night before the walls were breached by the attacking Roman
Tenth Legion. (Two women and five children survived by hiding in a cistern,
and were later released unharmed by the Romans.)
0193 - Lucius Septimus Severus crowned emperor of Rome
1191 - 85-year old Giacinto Bobo becomes Pope Coelestinus III
1536 - English king Henry VIII expropriate minor monasteries
1552 - Laurentius Andreae, [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies
1570 - Polish Calvinists/Lutherians/Hernhutters unify against Jesuits
1828 - 1st edition of Noah Webster's dictionary published
1865 - Pres Abraham Lincoln shot in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
For more on The Jesuit Connection to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
see our article at http://members.aol.com/KHoeck777/Abe.htm
1940 - English Bible expositor Arthur W. Pink wrote in a letter: 'Nothing
is too great and nothing is too small to commit into the hands of the Lord.'
1994 - Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after
completion of his Seven Seals manuscript
Sabbath Morning Companion
Date: 4/16/2004 From:Lenny
Cacchio [used by permission]
Building True Wealth
In their new book Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror
retired Generals Thomas McInrney and Paul E. Vallely discuss a nightmare
scenario where simultaneous nuclear devices are detonated in a half dozen
American cities. While we don't like to think about such things, it
is a reality of the world in which we live.
Contemplating such nightmares should remind us about what is truly important
in the overall scheme of things, for if we are invested in the things of
this world, we can be sure one day they will up in smoke. As God once
famously said to Adam, "You are dust, and to dust you shall return."
Even if we discount the nightmare scenario, we will materially speaking leave
this world with no more than what we brought into it. That thought
is one that should lead us to ask the big questions about what matters -
and where we are invested.
In Abraham's day, a righteous man named Lot worked his way to the top of
a glittering city-state. When we are introduced to this man, we find
him accompanying his uncle Abraham, leaving their homeland because of a definite
call from God. Both men prospered, and the land became too small to
accommodate them both. Lot chose to head toward Sodom, while Abraham
remained in the wilderness. Scripture gives us occasional glimpses
of Lot's life until Genesis 19, where Lot becomes the central figure.
What is striking about Genesis 19 is how Lot, who was sitting in the gates
of the city (an indication that he had become one of the town magistrates),
had to be virtually dragged out of town in order to save his skin.
In fact that was all that was saved of him, for he lost every possession
he had except his for two daughters.
Lot had become overly invested in the things that mattered not, things which
were and always are temporary. His wealth, his position of authority,
his place society, even his family were all false values and not could endure
as God's judgement was passed.
Some miles away, Abraham watched the smoke rise, and undoubtedly his concern
was for his nephew Lot. Abraham lost nothing in the destruction of
that society, for he was invested elsewhere. Abraham's wealth remained
intact, while Lot lost it all. Even so, both men's lives were
Paul warns us in I Corinthians 3 about taking heed to build properly upon
the right foundation. "If any man builds on this foundation using gold,
silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for
what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with
fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. If what he has
built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer
loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames."
This passage describes perfectly what happened to Abraham and Lot.
Abraham built with gold, silver, and costly stones, and his true wealth remained
intact. Lot built with wood, hay, and straw. Though his life
was saved, and he lost all he had worked for. The point is to build
true wealth that will live into eternity rather than the wealth that will
fly away with the next bear market (or worse).
That true wealth built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ is not what we
have but what we have become. It is our character that we will take
with us. That is the wealth of gold, silver, and costly stones. Lenny
Bibleman Gets New Face
Bibleman has been played for the last eight years by Christian actor Willie
Aames (Tommy on the old Eight is Enough TV show) but on this years tour the
character will be played by a different man. The campy Christian super-action
hero who triumphs over evil by quoting Bible verses will be portrayed by
Robert "T" Schlipp, former children's pastor of one of the largest churches
in Northern California. His wife Anayansi Shlipp will play the lead's sidekick,
Illinois Apologizes to Mormons
A delegation of Illinois officials, led by Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, traveled to
Utah to express official regret for the 1844 murder of Joseph Smith Jr.,
the founder of the Mormon church, and the expulsion of Mormons from Illinois.
The Illinois House approved a resolution, a week prior, expressing the regret
and Quinns delegation carried that message to The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. An AP story quoted Quinn, "The people of Illinois are
tolerant. They believe in religious freedom, and they are people of many
faiths. If there have been wrongs, we should right them.'' Illinois is home
to some 51,000 Mormons
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