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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Brendan MacFarlane sings 'Precious Lord'

Here's a young boy with a great set of lungs and a big heart, both dedicated to the Lord. Brendan MacFarlane is just 14 years old, and has made several videos in which he sings some good old Country Gospel songs. If you want to find out more about this talented youngster, visit his website.

More Great Christian Quotes

As the wicked are hurt by the best things, so the godly are bettered by the worst.
- William Jenkyn

Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride.
- Richard Sibbes

God takes a safe course with His children, that they may not be condemned with the world, He permits the world to condemn them, that they may not love the world, the world hates them....
- Richard Sibbes

Did you never run for shelter in a storm, and find fruit which you expected not? Did you never go to God for safeguard, driven by outward storms, and there find unexpected fruit?
- John Owen

The riches of His free grace cause me daily to triumph over all the temptations of the wicked one, who is very vigilant, and seeks all occasions to disturb me.
- George Whitefield

The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise.
- Richard Sibbes

'In the Beginning' : New Hymn for Today

In the Beginning    CM
TUNE: Abergele
In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God;
In the beginning He was there,
And this Word is our Lord.
Through Him has everything been made,
In Him is life and light;
He brings us to the bright new day,
And banishes the night.
The Word became the living flesh,
And dwelt upon the earth:
He came to rescue us from sin,
And grant us second birth.
He is the One and Only Lord,
Whose glory we can praise;
He is the Christ, God’s only Son,
He’s life and truth and grace.
Through Him one day we’ll see our God,
When we the Son proclaim;
Then we will worship evermore,
God’s everlasting flame.
© 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh

Joanne Lowe's Meditations

"Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.  And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
Matthew 21:21, 22 (King James Version)
      It's not our prayers that touch the heart of God, it's our faith.  We can pray from morning until night but we must believe that He will answer our prayers or our prayers are in vain.  The Bible makes it very clear that we must believe that God will answer our prayers if we want to receive answers to our prayers.
      There will be times when we believe that He will give us what we ask for but we don't receive them.  Just as our earthly parents have to say no to things we want because they are not good for us, so our Heavenly Father sometimes has to say no to us because the things we want are not good for us or in His will. 
      Before we ask Him for anything, we need to be sure that our heart is in right standing with Him.  How dare we ask Him for anything if we have unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment and hatred in our heart?  I have to admit that there are times when I forget to ask Him to forgive me for things that displease Him.
      Chaplain James Edwin Orr wrote a hymn that we need to sing to God every day "Search Me, O God".  He knows if we really want Him to search our heart or if we are just giving Him lip service.  Are you willing to let Him search your heart or are you trying to hide the things in your heart from Him?
Joanne Lowe

Friday, April 29, 2011

The story of Joe - The courageous Easter Bunny.

Why do so many nations seek the downfall of Israel --- God's chosen land?

In Genesis 12:3, the Bible clearly warns that God will judge and curse anyone who takes Israel lightly, and interferes with the nation, or attempts to divide and give away His Land. A Palestinian State on the land that God promised to Abraham and the Israelite people is not in keeping with His destiny for His Land, and I believe that the disasters that are already striking on a global basis may well be because of the way that Nations are lining up to divide the Land.  If they are serious about creating this illegitimate Palestinian State, then we can expect far more intense and catastrophic disasters to occur in the months ahead. 

Palestine is the name given to the land of the Philistine's who you will know from The Bible, are the ones who wanted Christ disposed of because He threatened their existence. Most importantly, it is not a State, and never has been, It is an area of land to the west of the River Jordan. However, as a result of terrorist activities, particularly from the time of Yasser Arafat, pressure has increasingly been brought to bear upon the United Nations and its member States to recognise Palestine as a State, and even to recognise their so-called President and government in exile. Because of the oil-wealth of the Arab States many nations have signed up to this falsehood and the western media have been fed a tissue of lies designed to aid the downfall of Israel.

However, the important thing to recognise is that no matter how powerful these States may be, both individually and collectively, their power is less than a gnat-bite when contrasted to the power of god's wrath. Many observers feel convinced that the dreadful disasters that have befallen the world over the last two or three years, including the financial ruin of many nations, all form part of the signs of the second coming of Jesus Christ. If this is the case, and it may well be so arguably, then all the Nations need to bear in mind that when He comes the Great Judgement will follow.

I urge every committed Christian to pray as you have never prayed before, that the full restoration of God's people, Israel, will come about soon, and that Christ's enemies will, as Scripture predicts, become a footstool for His feet.

The Global Jihad of the Islamic Nations is part of this opposition to Almighty God, and as such, despite the continuing deaths of so many, is doomed in the end to failure.

The following is what the Holy Bible says in Matthew Chapter 24 (NIV)

Signs of the End of the Age
1Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2“Do you see all these things?” he asked. “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,a’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
15“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’b spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. 25See, I have told you ahead of time.
26“So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
29“Immediately after the distress of those days
“‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’c
30“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
32“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that itd is near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generatione will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
The Day and Hour Unknown
36“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,fbut only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
45“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Great Christian Quotes

Jesus loves you2

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved but whoever does not believe will be condemned

Whoever believes in him is not condemned but whoever does not believe stands condemned

Now this is eternal life that they know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it

When Jesus spoke again to the people he said I am the light of the world Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life

'Jesus, Saviour, Love Divine' : New Hymn for Today

Jesus, Saviour, Love Divine   8787 D
TUNE: Blaenwern
You came down for our forgiveness,
To turn back the tide of sin;
Reconciling us to heaven,
When repentance enters in.
I will follow in Your footsteps,
Jesus, Saviour, love divine;
I will walk the path to heaven,
I am Yours and You are mine.
On this path of joy and sorrow,
I will tread where you have trod;
As I travel on life’s highway,
On to Glory, praising God.
Help me serve you in my living,
Songs of adoration raise;
Jesus, Saviour, lead me onwards,
Let my life be lived in praise.
Serving always as You taught us,
We will share the hope you give,
Through the message of salvation,
Which You brought, that we might live.
Now forever we will praise You,
Jesus, Saviour, Lord of love;
We will give you all the glory,
Here on earth and heav’n above.
You’re the Lord, the great Jehovah,
You are God, the only One;
You are He whom angels worship,
God alone, the Three-in-One.
You alone command our praises,
Through the Spirit’s prompting flame;
Jesus, Saviour, we will worship,
At Your feet and at Your Name!
© 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh

Royal Wedding Day is here at last!

Today sees the culmination and fulfilment of all the carefully laid plans of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the hordes of folk involved in planning today's great event. I hope that the weather holds and does not spoil the hundreds of street parties that will take place as people cast off the doom and gloom of the recessional months and go out on the streets of the UK to celebrate.

I wish them both well, not only for today but for their future together. Let us hope that they will honour their wedding vows, unlike certain other members of William's family.

On Our Faces and On Our Knees

“Don’t say your prayers! You must pray with all your might. That does not mean saying your prayers, or sitting gazing about in Church or chapel with eyes wide open while someone else says them for you. It means fervent, effectual, untiring wrestling with God…this kind of prayer be sure the devil and the world and your own indolent, unbelieving nature will oppose…”  –William Booth.
“…all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory” (Isaiah 45:24-25).
Be Prepared For An Emergency:
Recent events (i.e. the butchering of an Israeli family in Itamar, the bus stop bombing in Jerusalem at one of the busiest times of day and the unending cries, by the Palestinians and the entire Arab world, to save “Palestine” from the Jews) have proven that Israel may be on the edge of an emergency. As intercessors, it is our responsibility to recognize the harbingers before they happen! Israelis are bracing for a major war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Arabs are now planning their own Palestinian state and to top it all off, they have been propagating their “rush on Jerusalem” and possible dates of war on Facebook. As someone said “all they have on their minds is to kill the Jews (and then the Christians).” Facebook Intifada pages abound. As soon as the scandalous announcements about another “Intifada” on Israel are removed, new ones are launched. Reports circulate that hundreds of Facebook pages still exist. The message is the same: “Arabs worldwide must begin their Jihad (holy war) and killing Jews is praiseworthy.”

The Spirit Of Defiance:
Islam’s hideous threats and mockery of the Jewish people are unending and to say these types of people are “heartless” is to be kind. Gaddafi called for Arab refugees to “March on Israel.” He also called for the Muslim world to unite against the non-Muslim world. The “Western world,” including the United States and Europe, has gone on the attack against the Islamic world, he has said. Even Barghouti called for a march on Israel from his prison cell. Of course his statements make no sense but this is typical of the lies they spread. Iran is claiming it has advanced centrifuges in operation now so they are continuing in their pursuit for world domination. The spirit of defiance is unparalleled. Turkish IHH ill-fated anti-Israel ship convoy to Gaza are organizing another one – this time with an airplane. (See article by Hillel Fendel on Arutz Sheva News, 04/11/11).

March Of Return Scheduled For May 15, 2011.
According to Herman Wouk’s book The Hope, written in 1993, May 15, 1948, was the “long-fixed official date—the British mandate will end, the British government and army will pull out of Palestine, in toto, and a showdown is bound to explode. Five neighboring Arab countries are pledged to march their armies into Palestine on that selfsame day, to wipe out the Zionist entity in a week or two. The British Balfour Declaration, which encouraged Zionism, the Arabs have always considered a monstrous illegality, and this is their chance to reverse it” (Pg. 5, The Hope, 1993). On Independence Day, May 14, 1948, a nation was “born in a day” (Isaiah 66:8). It was a birth brought about by the Almighty in accordance with His Promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—Israel’s forefathers. The first Intifada began on December 9, 1987, the second Al-Aqsa Intifada was underway in late September 2000, and according to a very popular Facebook page, the third coming of the violent Palestinian uprising is scheduled to kick off this year, on May 15 - the Palestinian Nakba Day and the anniversary of the establishment of Israel in 1948.
Israel has learned to live one day at a time and one fight at a time, but today the Arab world is armed to the teeth with lethal weaponry and Israel cannot afford a miscalculation. The Church cannot afford to miss this spiritual opportunity to push back the enemy, not only from the gates, but to be a Wall of spiritual protection shielding the Jewish state from any pre-emptive attack to start an Armageddon-type war.

Deception! The Immediate Coming Of The Islamic Messiah?
Reza Kahlili on March 29th wrote, “several months ago I was informed by my contacts in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that the Basij had started a project that had the approval of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The purpose of the project was to inform Muslims across the globe of the immediate coming of the last Islamic messiah. The Iranian leaders, now more than ever, feel that all the stars are aligned for such an event. Ever since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the Islamic rulers of Iran have declared themselves representatives of God on Earth, believing their mission is to pave the way for the reappearance of the last messiah, the Shiites 12th Imam Mahdi… According to the Hadith in the age of The Coming, a revolution takes place in Iran. This is a key sign indicating that the reappearance is near…Based on this belief, the leaders of Iran see it as their duty to prepare the ground for The Coming. One of the most important events to securing the reappearance…is the annihilation of Israel and conquering Beitol Moghadas (Jerusalem). They state with conviction that Islam will soon conquer the world and all infidels will be destroyed…War, chaos, and lawlessness must engulf the world to pave the way for Imam Mahdi’s reappearance...” The deception lies in that they feel they are the righteous on the earth and all of us are the infidels and sinners.
As this movie is distributed throughout the Basij and Revolutionary Guards’ bases, their hope is to also distribute it throughout the entire Middle East. Their intention is to incite further uprisings with the hope of motivating Arabs to overthrow the US-backed governments with the final goal of the annihilation of Israel and Allah’s governance of the world! This movie can be viewed on Google at: Video: The Coming is Upon Us.
If my discernment and knowledge of the Bible are correct, this pushing forward the “appearance of the Mahdi war” is to prevent the appearance of the REAL MESSIAH! Islam (the basis of its teaching from satan’s deceptive lies) believes that if it destroys Israel, the real Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus) will not return. We know He will come only to a Jewish Jerusalem and the Land will be in the hands of the Children of Israel. Somehow, we must pray that the back of Islam will be broken so that many disenchanted and disappointed hearts will look to the real One True God of Israel and Messiah, Jesus (Yeshua). Without a defeat, they will brag about “their” messiah. Let’s study God’s Word again, be certain of its promises and begin to pray His Word into being. This way we will be firmly fastened to the ROCK OF AGES, which will  never budge during the hard times ahead! Intercessors…it is time to pray!! Please, forward this all over the earth as the Church must arise and push back the battle away from the gates!
The world needs to know what acts are continually forced upon the Jewish state and need to raise voices in protest against the continual war of hatred against the Jewish people by Islam. Reports are that Iran’s fingerprints could be seen on the attack and this will increase. And so…Christians who love Israel awaken others to the necessity of unceasing prayer for the Jewish nation. Remember: if the tree falls so will the branches!! Facebook pages have been created calling for a third “Intifada” on Israel which actually means to take over Israel by force. The last Intifada resulted in 18 deadly terror bombings, and hundreds of innocent people were killed. As residents of Israel, we remember well those sad days and we launched a project “Under His Wings” to help terror attack victims in Israel (see below). The reason I choose to send another “alert update” now is to ask for fervent prayer and intercession from all lovers of Israel all over the earth.
Third Palestinian Intifada - الانتفاضة الفلسطينية الثال

Christopher Lee Power helps young film-makers by behaving like Hitler

Why a British Christian actor is behaving like Hitler and giving his time to young film-makersBy Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries

PORT SUNLIGHT, UK (ANS) -- British Christian actor, Christopher Lee-Power, has not only been recently behaving like Hitler, which he says was a “challenge,” but has also been giving his time to young film makers.
Hitler (left) with fellow German soldiers during World War 1
Christopher, 42, who lives just outside of Liverpool, recently got a part in an episode of “The Mystery Files” on the Geographic Channel, playing a young Hitler soldier and his relationship with Hitler in the trenches of the First World War.
      Christopher said, “On arriving on the set, I noticed the huge trench with barbed wire around it - it looked very authentic. And around its edge explosives had been placed.
      “We filmed from morning to night and had to simulate the harsh conditions: the crew threw stones and mud over us, creating the effect that we were under attack! The fear I had filming those scenes was very real!”
      He then had the opportunity to play a henchman who allegedly killed Amy Robsart, whose unexplained death at the age of 28 is the greatest unsolved Tudor mystery. The drama-documentary is out on Sky this year.
      Says Christopher: “Ironically, a few months ago I also got a call to audition for Martin Scorsese - to play the part of Hitler himself.”
      As an actor and Christian, an opportunity to play Hitler, or even someone like him, was not easy. “Playing him does not mean that I agree with what he did. The opposite is true for the actor: it’s an opportunity to reveal to the audience the evil that went on, and to explore the character's inner life.
      “I had to learn German for the Scorsese audition, and study YouTube footage. When I arrived there were five other actors who all looked like Hitler! As an actor you have to do your best, because the profession is very competitive. Sometimes you are right for the part and other times you are not, and in the end I didn't get the part, and did not meet him personally - but it was an experience!”
      Christopher has also given his time to help a group of young film makers from Edge Hill University based in the north west of England.
Christopher Lee-Power
      Christopher says, “As an actor I like to give my time to those who are starting out. After reading Jack Leigh’s script I wanted to get involved. The film is called ‘Boiling Point’ and I play Owen Davis, a private detective who avengers his sister`s murderer. The film is about justice and how far we will go as human beings.
      “I think, as a Christian actor, I have a duty to reveal to the world not just the good, but also the bad. After all, is this not what the Bible reveals, not just good but evil? If by playing a sinful part I can show the destruction in our lives, then I am being salt and light.”
Jack Leigh, who is studying film at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, not only directed, but also wrote the script. This film will then be shown at film festivals and shown to the BBC.
      Christopher adds “It was a delight to work with such a strong, professional crew at the Edge Hill University.”
      Christopher then revealed that he has had to overcome his own big problems, after leaving school without any qualifications. He had a speech impediment, was hyperactive and had no coordination. It was not until the age of eighteen that he decided that “enough was enough” and set out on a path of becoming an actor and a Christian. He finally achieved London drama school training and now lives in the Wirral with his wife and son.
Christopher trained at Richmond Drama School (London) and gained an Oxford Diploma. He also trained at The Lee Strasberg Studio in London and then attended courses at RADA in classical and method acting. He has worked extensively in Shakespeare and on the radio and appeared in the acclaimed “The Winter’s Tale” in Birkenhead Park.
      He has appeared in many British soaps, including “Coronation Street.” He toured in an award winning play called “Remembrance Day,” by Bev Clark, playing George. Christopher also has his autobiography out called “Breaking Free from the Street to the Stage” by O-Books (ISBN 978-1-84694-171-9.)
Christopher Lee-Power is available for interview. His phone number is: +44 (0) 151 645 9928 and e-mail is:

Joanne Lowe's Meditations

"Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee."
Psalm 143:8 (King James Version) 
     Have you ever felt like you were walking in the wilderness and didn't know which way to go?  Don Moen wrote a beautiful song "God Will Make a Way".  I love these words.  "God will make a way where there seems to be no way.  He works in ways we cannot see.  He will make a way for me."
      We should never make decisions without first asking God what He wants us to do.  If we are moving, we need to ask Him where He wants us to move.  When we are looking for a job, we need to make sure that is the job He wants us to take.  If we don't pray and ask God to lead us, we can get in serious trouble.
      Heavenly Father, how comforting it is to our weary hearts to know that You will make a way for us when we don't see a way.  Thank You for being our guide through the wilderness of our life.  You are a loving, tender and compassionate Father and I love You with all of my heart.  Amen.
Joanne Lowe

Is it Racist to Criticize Islam?

America’s rich heritage of free speech and public debate is one of the hallmarks of our country’s greatness.

But when it comes to the topic of Islam, rather than engaging in honest debate about such aspects as jihad, sharia law, treatment of “infidels,” or treatment of women, what we frequently see instead is a barrage of personal attacks intended to muzzle any and all debate.

One of the more vile is the false accusation of “racism.” “Citizen Warrior” has posted a powerful rebuttal of this accusation.

Is it Racist to Criticize Islam?

Is Ayaan Hirsi Ali a racist? She was born in Somalia, from which she escaped to avoid an arranged marriage, and she eventually became a member of Parliament in the Netherlands.

She helped produce a film with Theo Van Gogh which criticized Islam's treatment of women. Van Gogh was shot to death by a Muslim in retaliation, and a note was pinned to his chest with a knife — a note that threatened Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

She made her way to the United States, and has since written two books critical of Islam: Infidel and Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations.

Is Wafa Sultan a racist? She was born and raised in Syria, and was trained as a psychiatrist.

On February 21, 2006, she took part in an Al Jazeera discussion program, arguing with the hosts about Samuel P. Huntington's Clash of Civilizations theory. A six-minute composite video of her response was widely circulated on blogs and through email. The New York Times estimated it was seen at least one million times. In the video she criticized Muslims for treating non-Muslims differently, and for not recognizing the accomplishments of Jews and other non-Muslims. The video was the most-discussed video of all time with over 260,000 comments on YouTube.

Is Brigitte Gabriel a racist? She's an Arab, born in Lebanon. Gabriel watched her country become an Islamic state. Lebanon was a Christian country and "the jewel of the Middle East" when she was young. But the Muslims in Lebanon, supported by Syria and Iran, slowly became more militant until they turned the country into a war zone. 

She made her way to America only to find, to her horror, the Muslim Brotherhood here in her newly adopted country, going down the same road. She decided to warn her fellow Americans about the dire results you can expect from appeasing orthodox Muslims, so she founded ACT! for America, a grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about Islam's prime directive.

Gabriel is the author of two books, They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It, and Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America.

Is Ibn Warraq a racist? Warraq was born in India to Muslim parents who migrated to Pakistan after the partitioning of British Indian Empire. 

Warraq founded the Institute for the Secularisation of Islamic Society. He is a senior research fellow at the Center for Inquiry, focusing on Quranic criticism.

Warraq is the author of seven books, including Why I Am Not a Muslim and Leaving Islam. He has spoken at the United Nations "Victims of Jihad" conference organized by the International Humanist and Ethical Union alongside speakers such as Bat Ye'or, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Simon Deng.

Is Tapan Ghosh a racist? The president of Hindu Samhati, he speaks all over India and the United States about the ongoing Islamic invasion of West Bengal.

In an article about him, a correspondent wrote, "A life of 25 years of relentless service has strengthened the resolve of Tapan Ghosh to unite Hindu masses to fight against injustice and the oppressive attitude of the authorities in the face of ever-increasing Islamist aggression."

Ghosh said, "As someone who has suffered enormously from the Islamist onslaught in eastern India, both after the partition of India as well as the partition of erstwhile Pakistan to form Bangladesh, Islamic terrorism has deeply affected my life and the life of millions in the Indian subcontinent. The horrific events of 1971 where nearly 3 million Bengalis, mostly Hindus were exterminated by the Pakistani military regime left an everlasting impression on me. Since then, I have worked relentlessly for the service and upliftment of people reeling under the scourge of radical Islam."

Is Seyran Ates a racist? Born in Turkey of Kurdish parents, and now working as a lawyer in Germany, Atest is highly critical of an immigrant Muslim society that is often more orthodox than its counterpart in Turkey, and her criticisms have put her at risk.

Her book, "Islam Needs a Sexual Revolution," was scheduled for publication in Germany in 2009. In an interview in January 2008 on National Public Radio, Ates stated that she was in hiding and would not be working on Muslim women's behalf publicly (including in court) due to the threats against her.

Ates is the author of the article, Human Rights Before Religion: Have we forgotten to protect women in our bid to accommodate practices carried out in the name of Islam?


Thursday, April 28, 2011

David Wilkerson Killed in Car Crash

It was with great sadness that I learned today of the death of David Wilkerson in a car accident in East Texas on Wednesday.

David Wilkerson, who was 79, founded Times Square Church in 1987. He was the respected author of many widely known Christian books such as The Cross and the Switchblade, which was also made into a film.

David's wife, Gwen, was also involved in the accident, which I understand was a head-on collision with a tractor trailer whilst travelling East on US 175, and she is still in a critical condition. My thoughts and prayers are with Gwen and the rest of the family at this time, and also with the members of Times Square Church.

I have had the privilege of publishing occasional articles by David Wilkerson in The Voice Christian News & Views, and his articles have always enriched both the readers and the publication.

He worked tirelessly for the Lord for much of his life, and was regarded by many as the greatest living prophet in the USA today. His legacy of writings and teachings will be of value to those seeking to know the Lord Jesus Christ in the future for many generations to come, I have no doubt. Equally, I have no doubt that this eminent soldier for Christ will have a place appointed for him with our Lord, and will hear the words that we all long for, "Well done, true and faithful servant.

The following video news report was posted to Youtube. 

Great Inspirational Christian Quotes

Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

One who faces his own failures is steadily advancing on the pilgrim's way.
- William Temple

I asked Jesus ... "How much do you love me " And Jesus said ... "This much." Then He stretched out His arms and died. 
- Unknown

Preach the Gospel, and if necessary use words. 
- Unknown

Employ whatever God has entrusted you with, in doing good, all possible good, in every possible kind and degree. 
- John Wesley

Forgiveness is the fragrance the flower leaves on the heel of the one who crushed it.
- David Jeremiah