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  • News from WorthyNews.Com 28 August 2015

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    Former Highest Ranking American in Vatican, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, Arrested for Drunken Driving
    LINK Cardinal William Joseph Levada, once the highest-ranking American official at the Vatican, was arrested last Thursday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, for drunken driving and is now set to respond to the charge in court next month.

    Franklin Graham Tells Ashley Madison Users That God Will Forgive Them of Sins, 'Cleanse Them From All Unrighteousness'
    LINK As the aftermath of the Ashley Madison cyber attack that exposed millions of people for using the confidential extramarital affair facilitating website continues to take effect on marriages and lives across the world, leading evangelist Franklin Graham is reminding members of the website that it's not too late to ask for God's forgiveness.

    Josh Duggar Checks Into Long-Term Treatment Center; Family Admits He Has 'Brought Great Insult' to Faith and Values
    LINK The Duggar family have revealed that Josh, who recently admitted to having cheated on his wife using the adulterous website Ashley Madison, has checked himself into a long-term treatment center. The family thanked supporters for their prayers, but noted that their 27-year-old son has "brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear."

    Catholics Support Gay Marriage as Much as General Population and Believe Pope Francis Has Backed It, PRRI Study Finds
    LINK A study by the Public Religion Research Institute released in August on the beliefs of American Catholics has found that despite the Church's teachings, they support same-sex marriage and abortion just as much as the general population. What is more, a large percentage of Catholic respondents mistakenly believed Pope Francis has backed gay marriage.

    Mormons to Remain With Boy Scouts Despite Split on Gay Leaders
    LINK The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to remain affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, despite objections to the youth organization's recent decision to allow openly gay scout leaders.

    Disgruntled Ex-Employee Vester L. Flanagan, Also Known as Bryce Williams, Suspected of Killing WDBJ7 TV Journalists
    LINK Just hours after two journalists were shot dead during a live broadcast from a strip mall in Moneta, Virginia, near Roanoke Wednesday morning, authorities revealed that the suspected shooter is a disgruntled former employee of WDBJ7-TV who also took to social media to explain his motive.

    2 Journalists Dead in Virginia After Shooting During Live TV Broadcast
    LINK A WDBJ reporter and a photojournalist were killed Wednesday morning when a gunman began firing during a live TV broadcast, according to reports. Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed at the Bridgewater Plaza at Smith Mountain Lake at about 6:46 a.m.

    Atlanta Man Shot While Protecting Family in Home Invasion Says He 'Prayed Out Loud' for God's Mercy
    LINK A Georgia man who was shot three times during a home invasion said he prayed for God's grace during the terrifying ordeal.

    'Great American Eclipse' 2017 news: Why they say it would be worth the wait
    LINK A total solar eclipse is expected to pass over the US two years from now, where Americans will get a chance to see a phenomenon that scientists claim is like no other.

    Ashley Madison Users Details Hacked News: Two suicides may be linked to hacking incident - police
    LINK At least two suicides may be linked to the hacking of cheating website Ashley Madison, Toronto police announced on Monday.

    Christian Outraged as Decades Old Jesus Portrait Is Forcefully Removed From Kansas School by Atheists
    LINK Kansas residents are outraged after an atheist group forced a local middle school to remove a portrait of Jesus Christ that had been displayed in the school since the 1950s.

    Casey Anthony Prosecutor, Married Father of Six Jeff Ashton Admits to Using Ashley Madison Website; Police Want Probe
    LINK Jeff Ashton, the state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties in Florida who is famously known for his prosecution of the Casey Anthony trial, revealed Sunday that he was one of millions who signed up for the controversial Ashley Madison spouse-cheating website but said he never cheated.

    We Want '50 More Baby Livers a Week,' Says Planned Parenthood Partner Who Jokes About Shipping Severed Heads
    LINK The Center for Medical Progress released its eighth investigative video highlighting Planned Parenthood's aborted baby body parts compensation practices on Tuesday, which purports to show the CEO of StemExpress admitting that abortion clinics "profit" from the sell aborted babies.

    Several Suicides Reported After Ashley Madison Affairs Leak, Texas Police Chief Takes Own Life
    LINK There have been a number of suicides reported in the past few days linked to the massive leak of emails and personal details on the adultery website Ashley Madison, including the death of San Antonio Police Captain Michael Gorhum.

    Immigration Reform news 2015: Judge orders for release of undocumented children in detention centers
    LINK In the wake of debates on the Immigration Reform, a U.S. judge ruled last Friday that undocumented mothers and immigrant children be released from family detentions immediately.

    Washington wildfires updates: Fires blaze amid arrival of additional resources
    LINK As Washington firefighters battled more than a dozen wildfires that grazed the state on Sunday, complaints about the lack of resources and destruction of many infrastructures also took a toll on the residents and assistance teams.

    Baby In Undercover Anti-Abortion Video Was Stillborn, Not Aborted, Producer Says
    LINK The Center for Medical Progress clarified that in its most recent video the baby depicted is from a stillborn birth, not an abortion, but was used to show viewers what the second trimester babies from whom Planned Parenthood is harvesting organs looks like.

    Did Jesus Have a Wife? Controversial 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' Papyrus Is Being Investigated
    LINK Researchers are still hard at work investigating the authenticity of a controversial ancient papyrus known as the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife," which was discovered by a Harvard University professor in 2012, and has prompted debate over whether or not it is a forgery.

    Franklin Graham Objects to New $250K Muslim Prayer Room at Orlando International, Asks 'Why Do Muslims Get Preference?'
    LINK The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out against Orlando International Airport unveiling a new Muslim prayer room that cost $250,000 in taxpayer money to build, and asked how loud would objections be if the money went into building a prayer room for Evangelical Christians, or other groups.

    World's Largest Christian Wax Museum Uses Elvis, Elizabeth Taylor and Prince Charles to Spread the Gospel
    LINK The BibleWalk wax museum has been attracting a lot of attention lately — and not because of its detailed mannequins that depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments, but because several of the mannequins are repurposed from celebrity statues. Prince Charles, Elvis and Elizabeth Taylor are a just few famous faces out of over 300 figures, and the staff is continuing to add to the collection.

    News from One News Now


    OneNewsNow.com Front Page StoriesLINK Front Page Stories
    'Free thinkers' continue hassling team chaplainsLINK

    Some of America's top college football programs are being blitzed by an anti-religious group for having chaplains.

    Bill BumpasThu, 27 Aug 2015
    Does 2nd Amendment apply to illegal aliens?LINK

    The question of whether illegal aliens should be able to legally possess firearms will probably be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Chad GroeningThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Ex-NFLer: I attempted suicide multiple timesLINK <p class="ap-story-p">MIAMI (AP) - Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others.

    Associated PressThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Penn. verdict on abortion giant questionedLINK

    One Pennsylvania pro-family organization wants another look at Planned Parenthoods in the state to make sure a recently concluded investigation didn’t whitewash the situation.

    Charlie ButtsThu, 27 Aug 2015

    State clinics could fill gap left by PPLINK

    Yet another state is being told that federal tax dollars for family planning would be better spent in local clinics than if it were given to Planned Parenthood.

    Charlie ButtsThu, 27 Aug 2015

    ACLU: Peyote smokers, not cake bakers, deserve their freedomLINK

    A number of far-left organizations have united behind a dangerous and dubious effort – to stifle religious freedom. 

    Charlie ButtsThu, 27 Aug 2015

    College admission still a hurdle for homeschoolersLINK

    Increasingly, homeschooled students being told they have to obtain a GED in order to be admitted to college. A recent incident in Florida is a textbook example of that growing trend.

    Bob KelloggThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Law firm ready to challenge Illinois lawLINK

    Signs are surfacing that there will be a legal challenge to Illinois' new law that bans counseling for youth with same-gender attractions. 

    Charlie ButtsWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Schilling booted after anti-Muslim tweetLINK <p class="ap-story-p">SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - ESPN removed Curt Schilling from its broadcast team for the Little League World Series on Tuesday because of an anti-Muslim tweet.

    Associated PressWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Teachers don’t lose religious libertiesLINK

    Some people believe public school teachers must cast aside all religion when they enter the classroom. But a religious advocacy organization counters that myth with seven ways teachers can rightfully express their religion.

    Bob KelloggWed, 26 Aug 2015

    How about deciding minimum wage locally?LINK

    Federal minimum wage has become one of the biggest political issues of the decade as experts discuss the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage.

    Chris WoodwardWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Trump gives 'advocate' journalist a 2nd chanceLINK

    A conservative media watchdog says a Spanish-language network reporter clearly demonstrated his advocacy for illegal immigrants during a confrontation with Donald Trump.

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Mehlman: Trump right on birthright citizenshipLINK

    The leader of a pro-immigration enforcement organization says GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump struck a chord with Americans when he suggested ending birthright citizenship. 

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    No surprise: This 'Cadillac' is pricey, tooLINK

    New estimates on ObamaCare's "Cadillac tax" may not be what consumers want to hear.

    Chris WoodwardWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Fence-sitters swayed by Planned Parenthood butchery LINK

    There's evidence undercover videos of Planned Parenthood and StemExpress have motivated people into action who weren't committed to the pro-life cause. 

    Charlie ButtsWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Sic 'em, Scott: Group applauds Walker on ChinaLINK

    Strong words about China from presidential hopeful Scott Walker have drawn praise from an anti-communist group that describes the remarks as "courageous."

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    'And this will be your locker, young lady'LINK

    Another public school is allowing a boy who identifies as a girl to share a locker room with female classmates. 

    Bob KelloggWed, 26 Aug 2015

    OH city applauded for curtailing Muslim hijabLINK

    A pro-family activist in Ohio is praising the City of Columbus police department for forbidding female Muslim police officers from wearing an Islamic head scarf.  

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    OneNewsNow.com Front Page StoriesLINK Front Page Stories
    'Free thinkers' continue hassling team chaplainsLINK

    Some of America's top college football programs are being blitzed by an anti-religious group for having chaplains.

    Bill BumpasThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Does 2nd Amendment apply to illegal aliens?LINK

    The question of whether illegal aliens should be able to legally possess firearms will probably be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Chad GroeningThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Ex-NFLer: I attempted suicide multiple timesLINK <p class="ap-story-p">MIAMI (AP) - Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others.

    Associated PressThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Penn. verdict on abortion giant questionedLINK

    One Pennsylvania pro-family organization wants another look at Planned Parenthoods in the state to make sure a recently concluded investigation didn’t whitewash the situation.

    Charlie ButtsThu, 27 Aug 2015

    State clinics could fill gap left by PPLINK

    Yet another state is being told that federal tax dollars for family planning would be better spent in local clinics than if it were given to Planned Parenthood.

    Charlie ButtsThu, 27 Aug 2015

    ACLU: Peyote smokers, not cake bakers, deserve their freedomLINK

    A number of far-left organizations have united behind a dangerous and dubious effort – to stifle religious freedom. 

    Charlie ButtsThu, 27 Aug 2015

    College admission still a hurdle for homeschoolersLINK

    Increasingly, homeschooled students being told they have to obtain a GED in order to be admitted to college. A recent incident in Florida is a textbook example of that growing trend.

    Bob KelloggThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Law firm ready to challenge Illinois lawLINK

    Signs are surfacing that there will be a legal challenge to Illinois' new law that bans counseling for youth with same-gender attractions. 

    Charlie ButtsWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Schilling booted after anti-Muslim tweetLINK <p class="ap-story-p">SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - ESPN removed Curt Schilling from its broadcast team for the Little League World Series on Tuesday because of an anti-Muslim tweet.

    Associated PressWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Teachers don’t lose religious libertiesLINK

    Some people believe public school teachers must cast aside all religion when they enter the classroom. But a religious advocacy organization counters that myth with seven ways teachers can rightfully express their religion.

    Bob KelloggWed, 26 Aug 2015

    How about deciding minimum wage locally?LINK

    Federal minimum wage has become one of the biggest political issues of the decade as experts discuss the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage.

    Chris WoodwardWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Trump gives 'advocate' journalist a 2nd chanceLINK

    A conservative media watchdog says a Spanish-language network reporter clearly demonstrated his advocacy for illegal immigrants during a confrontation with Donald Trump.

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Mehlman: Trump right on birthright citizenshipLINK

    The leader of a pro-immigration enforcement organization says GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump struck a chord with Americans when he suggested ending birthright citizenship. 

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    No surprise: This 'Cadillac' is pricey, tooLINK

    New estimates on ObamaCare's "Cadillac tax" may not be what consumers want to hear.

    Chris WoodwardWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Fence-sitters swayed by Planned Parenthood butchery LINK

    There's evidence undercover videos of Planned Parenthood and StemExpress have motivated people into action who weren't committed to the pro-life cause. 

    Charlie ButtsWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Sic 'em, Scott: Group applauds Walker on ChinaLINK

    Strong words about China from presidential hopeful Scott Walker have drawn praise from an anti-communist group that describes the remarks as "courageous."

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    'And this will be your locker, young lady'LINK

    Another public school is allowing a boy who identifies as a girl to share a locker room with female classmates. 

    Bob KelloggWed, 26 Aug 2015

    OH city applauded for curtailing Muslim hijabLINK

    A pro-family activist in Ohio is praising the City of Columbus police department for forbidding female Muslim police officers from wearing an Islamic head scarf.  

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    OneNewsNow.com Front Page StoriesLINK Front Page Stories
    'Free thinkers' continue hassling team chaplainsLINK

    Some of America's top college football programs are being blitzed by an anti-religious group for having chaplains.

    Bill BumpasThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Does 2nd Amendment apply to illegal aliens?LINK

    The question of whether illegal aliens should be able to legally possess firearms will probably be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Chad GroeningThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Ex-NFLer: I attempted suicide multiple timesLINK <p class="ap-story-p">MIAMI (AP) - Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others.

    Associated PressThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Penn. verdict on abortion giant questionedLINK

    One Pennsylvania pro-family organization wants another look at Planned Parenthoods in the state to make sure a recently concluded investigation didn’t whitewash the situation.

    Charlie ButtsThu, 27 Aug 2015

    State clinics could fill gap left by PPLINK

    Yet another state is being told that federal tax dollars for family planning would be better spent in local clinics than if it were given to Planned Parenthood.

    Charlie ButtsThu, 27 Aug 2015

    ACLU: Peyote smokers, not cake bakers, deserve their freedomLINK

    A number of far-left organizations have united behind a dangerous and dubious effort – to stifle religious freedom. 

    Charlie ButtsThu, 27 Aug 2015

    College admission still a hurdle for homeschoolersLINK

    Increasingly, homeschooled students being told they have to obtain a GED in order to be admitted to college. A recent incident in Florida is a textbook example of that growing trend.

    Bob KelloggThu, 27 Aug 2015

    Law firm ready to challenge Illinois lawLINK

    Signs are surfacing that there will be a legal challenge to Illinois' new law that bans counseling for youth with same-gender attractions. 

    Charlie ButtsWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Schilling booted after anti-Muslim tweetLINK <p class="ap-story-p">SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - ESPN removed Curt Schilling from its broadcast team for the Little League World Series on Tuesday because of an anti-Muslim tweet.

    Associated PressWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Teachers don’t lose religious libertiesLINK

    Some people believe public school teachers must cast aside all religion when they enter the classroom. But a religious advocacy organization counters that myth with seven ways teachers can rightfully express their religion.

    Bob KelloggWed, 26 Aug 2015

    How about deciding minimum wage locally?LINK

    Federal minimum wage has become one of the biggest political issues of the decade as experts discuss the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage.

    Chris WoodwardWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Trump gives 'advocate' journalist a 2nd chanceLINK

    A conservative media watchdog says a Spanish-language network reporter clearly demonstrated his advocacy for illegal immigrants during a confrontation with Donald Trump.

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Mehlman: Trump right on birthright citizenshipLINK

    The leader of a pro-immigration enforcement organization says GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump struck a chord with Americans when he suggested ending birthright citizenship. 

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    No surprise: This 'Cadillac' is pricey, tooLINK

    New estimates on ObamaCare's "Cadillac tax" may not be what consumers want to hear.

    Chris WoodwardWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Fence-sitters swayed by Planned Parenthood butchery LINK

    There's evidence undercover videos of Planned Parenthood and StemExpress have motivated people into action who weren't committed to the pro-life cause. 

    Charlie ButtsWed, 26 Aug 2015

    Sic 'em, Scott: Group applauds Walker on ChinaLINK

    Strong words about China from presidential hopeful Scott Walker have drawn praise from an anti-communist group that describes the remarks as "courageous."

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    'And this will be your locker, young lady'LINK

    Another public school is allowing a boy who identifies as a girl to share a locker room with female classmates. 

    Bob KelloggWed, 26 Aug 2015

    OH city applauded for curtailing Muslim hijabLINK

    A pro-family activist in Ohio is praising the City of Columbus police department for forbidding female Muslim police officers from wearing an Islamic head scarf.  

    Chad GroeningWed, 26 Aug 2015

    News from Christian News Wire 28 August 2015



    Christian Newswire: Religious Liberties / Persecution
    LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

    Thomas More Society Defends David Daleiden as He Uncovers Abortion Industry's Sale of Fetal Body Parts
    LINK Anti-SLAPP Motion Filed to Fend off National Abortion Federation Attempt to Silence Filmmaker's Free Speech

    707 Member Catholic Benefits Association Makes Argument Supporting Little Sisters of the Poor Before Supreme Court
    LINK Contact: Sean Caine, Catholic Benefits Association, 410-547-5378, 443-857-4372 cell OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 26, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Catholic Benefits Association ("CBA") has lent its support via an amicus brief to the Little Sisters of the Poor in the latter's effort to get a hearing before the United States Supreme Court.  In its amicus brief filed with the Court on Monday, the CBA an association of 707 Catholic employers urged the Su Source: Catholic Benefits Association

    NOM Identifies Marriage Champions Who Emerge from Republican Presidential Field
    LINK Contact: Paul Bothwell, National Organization for Marriage, 202-457-8060 ext 105, pbothwell@nationformarriage.org

    New School Delivers Hope for ISIS Victims
    LINK Contact: David Dillard, Servant Group International, 615-832-2282

    Trump Tackles War on Christians
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Cruz to Host Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, Iowa
    LINK RSVP Required -- Media Advisory For Planning Purposes OnlyContact: Rick Tyler, 703-431-3350; Catherine Frazier, 512-751-5984MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will hold a Rally for Religious Liberty on August 21 in Des Moines, IA, calling attention to the religious persecution of Christian business owners and employees who have been sanctioned by their government because of their religious beliefs. Hosting the Rally fo Source: Cruz for President

    Reflections on The Legacy of John Howard, 1921-2015: American Hero, Conservative Champion, and Faithful Servant
    LINK Contact: Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families, 815-997-7106, larry@worldcongress.org; The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, 815-964-5819ROCKFORD, Ill., Aug. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. John Addison Howard, the namesake and Senior Fellow of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society and International Ambassador for World Congress of Families died August 6th in his sleep.  He was a week shy of his 94th birthday. Dr. A Source: World Congress of Families

    Religious Land Use Expert and Church Attorney Daniel Dalton Recognized by Alliance Defending Freedom
    LINK Co-founder of Dalton & Tomich, PLC receives Silver Service Award from nonprofit organization for service to Body of Christ

    President Obama Betrays Religious Freedom by Leaving Pastor Saeed in an Iranian Prison After Securing Nuclear Deal
    LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741 BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Activists to travel to Martha's Vineyard and Boston to challenge President Obama and Secretary Kerry to work for the immediate release of Pastor Saeed. The project is part of the #orangejumpsuit campaign which encourages people to stand in solidarity with the persecuted church worldwide.The campaign calls for Congress not to support any Iranian nuclear deal while Pastor Saeed is imprisoned.Here is a n Source: Christian Defense Coalition

    Mass Marks the Anniversary of Death of Knights of Columbus Founder
    LINK Father McGivney remembered at parish where he first gathered Knights

    IRD: Will Christian Universities Collapse or Give Strong Witness?
    LINK "Current cultural challenges make a strong witness from Evangelical education more important than ever." -- IRD President Mark Tooley

    'Washington Post' Exploits Papal Visit
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Planned Parenthood to Raise Funds by Attacking and Defaming Peaceful Prayer and Worship Event in Idaho -- News Conference Today
    LINK Planned Parenthood attacks, lies and defames life-affirming women's medical clinic in Meridian, Idaho in fund raising email

    Las Vegas Pro-Life Student Sues High School for First Amendment Violation
    LINK Thomas More Society Files Against West Career and Technical Academy

    World Congress IX Director Flays Amnesty International's Pro-Prostitution Policy
    LINK Contact:  Benjamin May, 202-737-5339, bmay@policyimpact.com; www.wcf9.org 

    Make America Great Again more than a Slogan, says John Snyder
    LINK Contact: John Snyder, Telum Associates, LL.C, gundean@gmail.com, 202-239-8005

    Ebola Outbreak Underscored Crisis Communications Vulnerabilities Many Faith-based Organizations Face Today
    LINK Most Ill-prepared for Wide Range of Crisis Scenarios

    Ratio Christi Invites Media to Annual Apologetics Event -- Keynote Speaker Dr. George Yancey
    LINK Contact: Sheryl Young, Media Outreach Coordinator, Ratio Christi, 813-486-8594, sherylyoung@ratiochristi.org

    Memorial Service to Be Held August 29th for Dr. John A. Howard, Center Namesake and Champion of Truth, Goodness, and Liberty
    LINK Contact Larry Jacobs, 815-997-7106, larry@worldcongress.org; The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, 815-964-5819

    Christian Refugees from Pakistan Cry for Help
    LINK Christian Freedom International releases a new video documenting the plight of Christian refugees from Pakistan

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    kjv@Matthew:12:38-45 @ @ RandyP comments: We tend today to see the gospel as pertaining to individuals and salvation, which in part it is. Jesus is shown here as also seeing the gospel in terms of groups and cities and generations. Just as a man can be inhabited/possessed/re-inhabited so can collective movements and generations. Individuals think and act and behave within groups. Unclean spirits think and act and behave in similar conjunction. In Jesus' time He saw a perfect storm of the two mounting against Him. Though He could be convincing to some individuals one on one at this time, it would not be until His death and resurrection that the true forces driving individuals within masses could be dealt with.

    kjv@Matthew:12:46 @ @ RandyP comments: Makes one wonder what they wanted to talk to Him about.

    kjv@Matthew:13:19 @ @ RandyP comments: This understanding is not a matter left to human intelligence, it is plain and evident to persons of all IQ's/literacy/backgrounds. Satan is not omnipresent so he utilizes man's sheep like pack and conforming nature. He will twist and distort ones intentions and honest curiosity, even God's own words to produce doubt and apparent contradiction to foster rejection and rebellion. It is not understood because the heart has fattened and calloused against it. A mans own peers become the fowls of the air as much as any demon.

    kjv@Matthew:13:20-21 @ @ RandyP comments: From whom does the most pressure/persecution come from? Those just described as the wayside. Those here now without root expect peace and pleasantry. If the gospel is obvious to them it should be obvious to others they presume, and yet it is not obvious, ridiculed, divisive, persecuted against, even deadly. The young fledgling becomes disheartened, embarrassed, offended. A process - sunlight that is supposed to bring about growth instead kills off the plant. Though passive from ther out typically by number they are used by the wayside (therefore Satan) to increase the pressure on the remaining believers.

    kjv@Matthew:13:22 @ @ RandyP comments: A believer that overcomes the first two elements must also contend with the cares of this world. It may not matter what others believe or think or behave, the believer is settled and assured in this part of his faith. However, the real issues of life and family and citizen present a constant drain on his time and energies causing anxiety and fatigue and over extension. The productive fruit of his life gets chocked out without him barely realizing it. I speak from experience.

    kjv@Matthew:13:23 @ @ RandyP comments: For the few strong that remain all of this process works to produce fruit in them 30 60 100 fold; supernatural returns. Fruit like this would not be possible if it were not for the entire process the necessitated it and brought it about. We should not consider it odd that these many things go into producing spiritual fruit. It is producers like these that the Lord wants with Him in His Kingdom. These souls are basically the humble and meek He spoke of in the Beatitudes that His light and Spirit have shown through, His redemption has fashioned, branches abiding in His vine, created unto good works; they are the blessed.

    kjv@Matthew:13:23 @ @ RandyP comments: The Lord sows a very particular seed expecting later a very particular fruit, a fruit worthy of the kingdom from which it was born, worthy of acceptance into the kingdom to which it is harvested. It is a supernatural fruit that comes forth in supernatural numbers; the fruit itself that bares more of this particular seed. The process it takes to produce from seed to root to a plant to fruit is deliberate and unavoidable as sunshine. Understanding this parable is to understand such spiritual process. Is this the fruit that I am producing?

    kjv@Matthew:13:24-30 @ @ RandyP comments: This parable is to be placed beside the parable of the sower for direct comparison, one extends the other. The first is a look at the process of the individual believer and what he must overcome. The second is a picture of the field (world) of all. The enemy has come in and planted a false believer with every appearance of the true believer except in final fruit. To remove the false believer at this time would also uproot the true believer, so the two are left to grow together. Both parables work together to draw a broader and deeper picture. The Disciples will shortly ask Jesus to explain this further.

    kjv@Matthew:13:24-30 @ @ RandyP comments: This is not to say that the Devil has created his own humans and planted them amongst God's. This is better explained by whom the God created human becomes moral agent of/to. The Kingdom of Heaven becomes firmly planted into one and the false kingdom of heaven becomes established in the other. The differences nearly indistinguishable until the fruit from each is bore out.

    kjv@Matthew:13:37 @ @ RandyP comments: f[NT-GOSPEL@Son of man] speaks largely of His betrayal cruxifiction and return.

    kjv@Matthew:14:1-12 @ @ RandyP comments: This passage almost reads backwards. At some point earlier the disciples of the Baptist told Jesus and His disciples the outcome of John's imprisonment - beheading. The crew is aware of the circumstances therein. What is happening now that Herod Antipas is associating Jesus with as a haunting of John. We do not know how this becomes known (perhaps one of Herod's servants) but, it does.

    kjv@Matthew:16:28 @ @ RandyP comments: Could this be referring to John and the visions of the Book of Revelations?

    kjv@Matthew:16:21-28 @ @ RandyP comments: The comment about the leaven of the Pharisees is just as much a observation of what is currently transpiring against Him as it is a doctrinal fidelity teaching. Jesus sees what is developing and the rage mounting against Him so He checks to see how far along the Disciples hearts are in the revelation process. They are currently far enough to know that He is Christ but, not so far as to know what Christ must suffer for them in the very near future. Until they grasp this further more complete revelation they will not grasp their own future pathway - the baring of their own cross for Him in His absence up until His return.

    kjv@Matthew:17:1-13 @ @ RandyP comments: We see that the focus of Christ's work with the disciples has sharply turned towards His Cross and is being confirmed from above with the types of signs that the Pharisees had asked for earlier. The disciples believed but, had not asked. The Pharisees did not believe and yet had asked. Which do you think were allowed a sign? Now that they've seen it they are kept from telling anyone of it. Worse than a non-believer not believing and not receiving a demanded sign is a non-believer disbelieving all the more after seeing a believer that has seen the sign by invitation.

    kjv@Matthew:18:1 @ @ RandyP comments: The subject 'greatest' is often brought up and is often tied to child like qualities. Not child like as in play, but, child like as in service/respect to others. Perhaps one can be playful and imaginative in service, but, certainly not the other way around serving child play/imagination.

    kjv@Matthew:18:7 @ @ RandyP comments: Recently, we have heard of the influences of a faithless wicked generation being at the root of a failed exorcism and now a world from which offenses/entrapments toward humble child like servants must/do come. The forces and momentums Jesus fights against are considerably larger than just you and I. We must also be aware of their effect and influence as well. They exist even amongst our own ranks!

    kjv@Matthew:19:1-12 @ @ RandyP comments: What would Jesus know about marriage fidelity? Funny you should ask. Who is Jesus married to (future tense)? The Church Israel/Gentile. Has She been faithful? Is She unblemished? Has there not been cause for a writ of divorcement? Continuously. Why then has He not? What is it in Her that He sees in Her future and is willing to go to His grave for? What God has joined together... let no man put asunder. The principal is true as a church. It is true as a couple. Is Christ righteous in not serving us His papers? Is He merciful in this? Shouldn't we likewise be?

    kjv@Matthew:21:12 @ @ RandyP comments: There is the physical temple and there is a temple of individual men's hearts. Where a man's heart is there will be his treasure. There are men who treasure making money from the religious needs of many. There are men who treasure peace that do not confront them. There are men who treasure their position in the church that allow for even profit from such allowance. There are men who treasure the way things just the way they are, the way things have long time been. There are those who treasure their own ideals of the temple and not the ill image it projects to those it mistreats. These are the types of men who would be displeased by Jesus' message carried out in the temple for they do not treasure Him. When we look as individuals upon a collective temple such as this we look upon men's collective hearts. The object is not to avoid coming to the collective temple, it is to call upon all men's hearts by a higher calling; to call upon all men to come observe the most holy heart of our Lord and Savior; to meet with Him by His grace then and there. And if need be, shake a few tables of our own.

    kjv@Matthew:21:19 @ @ RandyP comments: Additional natural info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_fig

    kjv@Matthew:19:23 @ @ RandyP comments: The rich man will not be of the same mindset if he does enter.


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