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Issue Date: 06/05/04
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Ruling Favors Jewish Converts
Israel's Supreme Court judges (11) ruled Monday that converts to Judaism
could be eligible for citizenship. The judges deliberated for five years
before pronouncing this possibility which is favored by the Conservative
and Reform Movements but looked down upon by the Orthodox branch of Judaism.
Jews, from anywhere in the world are eligible for automatic Israeli citizenship.
Down By The Riverside
[storyline also submitted by Sam & Faye
Just outside Fredricksburg, Virginia lies a river that runs through Falmouth
Waterfront Park. It is a peaceful river location that is perfect for baptisms
by immersion. Thats what the "Rev." Todd Pyle of the Cornerstone Baptist
Church in Stafford thought until officials for the Park intervened.
Fredericksburg-Stafford Park Authority officials tried to break up a recent
baptism of 12 new memebrs of Pyle's church. The reason cited was that the
ceremony "might be offensive to nearby swimmers or other people using the
park." Pyle was allowed to finish the baptism, but then he was asked to
leave.Christian Defense Coalition, The Rutherford Institute and even the
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia all have sided with the
Cornerstone Baptist Church claiming park officials tramples the church members
Constitutional rights. Brian Robinson, director of the Fredericksburg-Stafford
Park Authority said such groups should apply for permits to do things "out
of the ordinary." Robinson said, "We don't want to tread on anybody's First
Amendment or constitutional rights. What we try to discourage is anything
not formally permitted that just sort of occurs spontaneously."
Amnesty International Gives No Amnesty to U.S.
Amnesty International's 2004 annual report seems to target the United States
for its "war on terrorism." The introduction to the report stated that: "The
UN faced a crisis of legitimacy and credibility because of the US-led war
on Iraq and the organization's inability to hold states to account for gross
human rights violations. International human rights standards continued to
be flouted in the name of the "war on terror", resulting in thousands of
women and men suffering unlawful detention, unfair trial and torture
often solely because of their ethnic or religious background."
Irene Khan, Amnesty International's Secretary General wrote, "There is no
path to sustainable security except through respect for human rights. The
global security agenda promulgated by the US Administration is bankrupt of
vision and bereft of principle. Sacrificing human rights in the name of security
at home, turning a blind eye to abuses abroad, and using pre-emptive military
force where and when it chooses have neither increased security nor ensured
The wrath of Khan against the U.S. continued, "Double speak brings disrepute
to human rights but, sadly, it is a common phenomenon. The USA and its allies
purported to fight the war in Iraq to protect human rights but openly
eroded human rights to win the "war on terror". The war in Iraq was launched
ostensibly to reduce the threat of weapons of mass destruction, yet the world
is awash with small arms and conventional weapons that kill more than half
a million people a year. "
The AI Report said, "More than 600 foreign nationals were detained indefinitely
without charge or trial or access to family members or legal counsel in the
US naval base in Guantánamo, Cuba, on grounds of possible links with
al-Qa'ida; others were held in undisclosed locations. There were allegations
of torture or ill-treatment of detainees held at a US base in Afghanistan
and of detainees held by US forces in Iraq following the US-led invasion
and occupation. Three people were held incommunicado without charge or trial
in the USA as "enemy combatants". Death sentences continued to be imposed
and carried out under federal and state law. There were reports of police
brutality, deaths in custody and ill-treatment of prisoners."
On an interesting note AI was not pleased with the US Supreme Courts overturning
of a Texas Sodomy law. The Amnesty International report said, "In June the
Supreme Court issued a far-reaching decision overruling a Texas sodomy law
on the ground that adults had a constitutional right to private sexual conduct
(Lawrence v Texas). The ruling invalidated laws in Texas and three other
states Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri which criminalized sodomy
between same-sex partners, as well as laws in nine other states Alabama,
Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah
and Virginia which made sodomy a crime in all cases."
On The Net:
0339 - Death of Eusebius, 74, early church historian. He attended the Council
of Nicea in A.D. 325, and his "Historia Ecclesiastica" contains an abundance
of detail on the first three centuries of the Early (Catholicized)Church
found nowhere else in ancient literature.
1416 - Jerome of Prague burned as a heretic by the Church. Jerome of Prague
(1365?-1416), Bohemian religious reformer, born in Prague. In 1407 he became
an associate of Bohemian religious reformer John Huss and joined him in preaching
against the abuses of the church hierarchy and the profligacy of the clergy.
After Huss was condemned by the Council of Constance, Jerome was arrested
and burned at the stake as a heretic. He, like Huss, regarded the Bible as
the ultimate religious authority, and held that Christ, rather than any
inevitably corrupt ecclesiastical official, is the true head of the church.
1431 - French heroine Joan of Arc, 19, a prisoner of the English, was burned
at the stake for heresy and for being a witch. (She was later canonized in
1920 by Benedict XV.) This young lady admittedly heard voices (in all
probability- demons) which lead her to her revolutionary conquests.
1934 - The two-day Barmen Synod ended in Germany. The resulting Barmen
Declaration affirmed that the German Confessing Church recognized Jesus Christ
to be the only authoritative voice of God, in clear contrast to all other
(i.e., Nazi) powers representing divine revelation.
0070 - Rome captures 1st wall of the city of Jerusalem
0455 - Petronius Maximus, senator/Emperor of Rome, lynched
1495 - Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella
& Venice sign anti-French Saint League
1578 - Italian archaeologist Antonio Bosio became the first man in modern
times to rediscover the Christian catacombs in Rome. Researchers (e.g., Giovanni
B. de Rossi) who followed him dubbed Bosio "the Columbus of the Catacombs."
1665 - Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah
1769 - Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'He
fulfills His promise in making our strength equal to our day; and every new
trial gives us new proof how happy it is to be enabled to put our trust in
1821 - The first Catholic cathedral in the U.S. -the Cathedral of the Assumption
of the Blessed Mary was dedicated in Baltimore.
1884 - Dr John Harvey Kellogg patents "flaked cereal" as a bland food that
discouraged masterbation. Up until the 1950's, ************ was generally
regarded as an injurious medical condition. Kellog's Corn Flakes were developed
to reduce the desire to *********** Every disease known to man was attributed
to self-pollution at that time but now have more technical explanations.
Indeed, sin is the source of all the world's woes.
1961 - Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves the Commonwealth
0193 - Didius Julianus, ship owner/emperor of Rome (193), murdered at 61
1459 - Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua
1526 - Parliament of Spiers: Lutheran monarchy freed of their belief
1657 - 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)
1789 - 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
1941 - Ironically Germany bans all Catholic publications
1978 - The Evangelical Free Baptist Church was incorporated in DuPage County,
Illinois, having withdrawn from the Southern Baptist Convention following
a doctrinal dispute.
0455 - Gaiseric & the Vandals sack Rome
0553 - The Second Council of Constantinople closed. Led by Eutychius, Patriarch
of Constantinople, the council condemned the Nestorian writings of Theodore
of Mopsuestia, Theodoret of Cyprus and Ibas of Edessa
0575 - Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0657 - Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1738 - Writing of his contemporary, English revivalist George Whitefield
penned in his journal: 'The good which John Wesley has done in America, under
God, is inexpressible. His name is very precious among the people; and he
has laid such a foundation that I hope neither man nor devils will ever be
able to shake.'
1780 - Anti Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London
1975 - VP Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA
1979 - John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)
Sabbath Morning Companion
Date: 6/4/2004 By : Lenny Cacchio [used with
Working for God or Man?
"Six days shall you do your work," says the commandment, and most of us do
our share. But lots of people I have talked to lately feel
overworked. I think, though, that they are not so much overworked as
under-appreciated. Their workloads have increased, but their
paychecks have not. They work longer and harder, and it garners not
praise, but more work. I don't know what is being taught in business
schools these days, but they are certainly lacking instruction in customer
service and leadership, probably because such intangibles don't have an immediate
impact on the bottom line.
In times such as these it is good to reflect on a man named Jacob.
Jacob had the misfortune of working for twenty years for a man named
Laban. Laban likely had some good qualities, but he is best remembered
for his ability to manipulate Jacob, who was no small manipulator himself,
in order to gather more wealth for himself. He did everything he could
to get as much work out of Jacob as possible for as little pay as
possible. In spite of such abuse, God blessed Jacob, and prospered
everything he turned his hand to do.
In the last encounter between them, Jacob said what perhaps many of us have
thought but have never had the freedom to say:
"I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and goats have not
miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks. I did not bring
you animals torn by wild beasts; I bore the loss myself. And you demanded
payment from me for whatever was stolen by day or night. This was my
situation: The heat consumed me in the daytime and the cold at night, and
sleep fled from my eyes. It was like this for the twenty years I was
in your household. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters
and six years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times.
If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not
been with me, you would surely have sent me away empty-handed." (Genesis
That last sentence is the important one: "If the God of my father â€¦
had not been with me â€¦". Even though Laban milked Jacob for everything
he had and would have cast him off as a tattered rag when there was nothing
left to give, God saw Jacob's integrity and labor and blessed him because
of it. And the more Laban tried to work him over, the more God blessed
him until even Laban had to acknowledge, "I have learned by experience that
the Lord has blessed me for your sake." (Genesis 30:27 NKJV)
The Apostle Paul wrote about this principle when he addressed slaves who
were Christians in the city of Ephesus:
"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity
of heart, just as you would obey Christ. â€¦ Serve wholeheartedly,
as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord
will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free."
(Ephesians 6:5-8 NIV)
In a way, we work for God. But more than that we're God's kids, and
God takes care of his kids. It might take twenty years, as it did with
Jacob (remember that Jacob had some lessons to learn), but however long it
takes, God is fair and will not cheat you of your wages.
It strikes me that a final thought is in order. It is expressed best
by one of the proverbs of Solomon, and it is a good thing to remember when
beset by what we might believe is an unfair situation. Write this one
down and keep it in your billfold, for it is more precious than gold.
"Do not rob the poor because he is poor, nor oppress the afflicted at the
gate; for the LORD will plead their cause, and plunder the soul of
those who plunder them." (Prov 22:22-23 NKJV)
~ Lenny C
Anti-Porn Pastor Elected Mayor
Oakcrest Family Church pastor Jim Norwood was elected Mayor of Kennedale,
Texas with 66% of the votes in a town of 6,100 people. The interesting thing
is that Norwood and some members of his church rode a wave of popularity
because of an anti-porn crusade. The pastor and his followers take a trip
once a week to the local strip clubs and sex shops...no, not as patrons ...
but to take pictures of the cars that frequent the sites. The pictures capture
the license plate numbers which the church members then look online to find
the owner's name and address from license plate records, which are public
in Texas. The group then mails out an "I-know-where-you've-been" postcard
which reads: "Observed you in the neighborhood. Didn't know if you were aware
there is a church in the area.'' The card shows a photo of the customer's
car parked outside one of the adult businesses and includes an invitation
to come to church and/or sex addiction counselling classes. Norwood was quoted
in an AP story saying, "Anybody that knows me will say that my heart is to
try to help these people.'' He continued, "They have realized the devastation
that it's had on their life and their relationships, and they're looking
to get counseling as a way to heal or way to get out of what they're trapped
Carey Says Prince Charles Should Wed
George Carey, a former archbishop of Canterbury (1992 to 2001), told The
London Times newspaper that Prince Charles should be allowed to marry his
divorced companion Camilla Parker Bowles even though her former husband is
alive. Carey said, " He is heir to the throne and he loves her. The natural
thing is that they should get married." Carey said [Christianity]"is all
about forgiveness. We all make mistakes. Failure is part of the human condition
and there is no doubt that there has been a strong loving relationship, probably
since they were very young, that has endured over the years." Charles would
be the supreme governor of the Church of England if he took the throne
Bilderberg Conference 2004
The annual meeting of the Bilderberg group is being held at the Grand Hotel
des Iles Borromees in Stresa, Italy. The meeting began Thursday June 3rd
and runs through Sunday June 6th. This will the 52nd Bilderberg Meeting and
will deal mainly with European American relations and in this context US
Politics, Iraq, The Middle East., European Geopolitics, NATO, China, Economoic
Problems and Energy, and other topics. The roots of Bilderberg go back centuries.
These international moneychangers meet secretly to manipulate the economy
to enrich themselves and enslave ordinary people. The names are familiar
to conspiracy buffs: the Rothchilds, the Rockefellers, Kuehn & Loeb,
Warburgs, etc. This gathering of Global Elitists even were able to pressure
US Congress into establishing the Federal Reserve Board, a private group
of bankers who meet to shape the money supply. Since 1954, the international
financiers have held regular annual meetings. That year they met at the
Bilderberg Hotel in Holland, and took the name "Bilderberg" for themselves.
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