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A not uncommon tragedy you will certainly not hear on the evening news.

A Christian man was stoned to death in Pakistan for drinking tea from a roadside stall designated for Muslims.

According to International Christian Concern (ICC) the man, Ishtiaq Masih, had ordered tea at a stall in Machharkay village, Punjab, Pakistan, after his bus stopped to allow passengers to relieve themselves.

When Ishtiaq went to pay for his tea, the owner noticed that he was wearing a necklace with a cross and grabbed him, calling for his employees to bring anything available to beat him for violating a sign posted on the stall warning non-Muslims to declare their religion before being served.

Ishtiaq had not noticed the warning sign before ordering his tea, as he ordered with a group of his fellow passengers.

Witnesses claim the owner and 14 of his employees beat Ishtiaq with stones, iron rods and clubs, and stabbed him multiple times with kitchen knives as Ishtiaq pleaded for mercy.

The other bus passengers intervened and took Ishtiaq to the Rural Health Center in the village. Ishtiaq died as a result of spinal, head, and chest injuries. The doctor who took Ishtiaq’s case told ICC that Ishtiaq had excessive internal and external bleeding, a fractured skull, and brain injuries.

A correspondent from the ICC confirmed that he saw a warning posted outside the tea stall, which read: “All non-Muslims should introduce their faith prior to ordering tea. This tea stall serves Muslims only.”

Source: Asian News

Do you wonder how St. Patrick became a saint? When I grew up as a Catholic I never knew the truth because I was never taught it. Instead, I was taught, as this video states, that saints were super-spiritual people; something that the “common” man or woman could never attain to. Sadly, that is not the truth as the Bible teaches. I hope you take the time to watch the two videos linked below to learn about what the Bible teaches for it is a wonderful truth.

Click here to watch a video from Cork Free Presbyterian Church.

And here to watch a video from Berean Beacon.

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

If I were a lawyer, I’d make a specialty of suing the nine Canadian provinces and 15 States that allow same-sex adoption. My clients would be young adults whose lives were destroyed because these jurisdictions ignored their innate heterosexuality. I would wager that this arrogant flouting of nature will cost hundreds of millions in restitution.

Google “coming out” and compare the resources available to young would-be homosexuals with the callous indifference to innocent heterosexual children who don’t have necessary heterosexual role models at home and don’t know what’s wrong.  More…

Voddie Baucham has written a very insightful piece on John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin for the office of Vice President of the United States.  Here, he writes:

Conservatives are all aglow as John McCain pulled off an apparent coup d’état this week by naming Sarah Palin as his choice for Vice President.  Bob Unruh, writing for the conservative Christian web magazine, Worldnet Daily may have put it best when he opened his column:

Pro-family advocates and Republicans are saying presumptive GOP nominee for president Sen. John McCain may have checkmated Democrat Sen. Barack Obama with his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate.

Everyone from Liberty Counsel to FRC is raving about the political genius displayed by Mr. McCain.  It seems Christian conservatives have received the bone they were hoping McCain would throw their way in order to alleviate doubts about his conservative bona fides.  

You can read the rest of the article here.  Personally, I heartily agree with Voddie’s article which goes on to state that the Palin choice was a “brilliant political move.”  Indeed it was with the main motivating factor being the gaining of the conservative vote.  For McCain knew that many conservatives were against him and vowed to say ‘no way’ in voting for him. Due to this, McCain, with his back against the wall, had to do something radical which would grab the hearts and minds of conservatives and swing the tide in his favor.

This he did with a crafty chess play he hoped to check mate Barak Obama with, for not only did he pick an individual whom conservatives would blindly rally behind (just as they did with George Bush), he chose a woman.  Here, he got two for the price of one. A candidate that appeals to both conservative Christians and liberal feminists at the same time.

The ploy worked; maybe even better than McCain’s advisers had expected.  For the tide changed on a dime after the Palin pick and became a tsunami after her acceptance speech.  Christians were nearly falling over themselves in fawning admiration for Palin as now they had their savior even as the Democrats have theirs.  Holdouts against McCain like Jim Dobson quickly changed course and now welcomed him with open arms.

This is a travesty for many reasons and is indicative of the complete lack of discernment in the  general evangelical/Christian community.  All they need is a person to confess that they are a Christian and regardless of anything that speaks to the contrary, they give said person their complete and undivided loyalty.  Nary lifting a finger to do even a modicum of due diligence to study the matter out per what the Scriptures or the Constitution teach.  Instead, they compromise with their beliefs all in the hopes to gain the brass ring of the White House which they believe holds the key to America’s moral decay.  If the record of the Bush administration is not enough to convince them of the contrary, I do not know what else will.

Yet sadly the majority of Christians have not learned any lessons as is evidenced by their support for Palin. and now also McCain.  One who many of them defend as a Christian where the facts speak another story.  And it is ironic how Sarah Palin would have been decried and lambasted if she had been Obama’s choice for candidate (ignoring obviously the political party difference).  For how would they have responded at a women with a pregnant unmarried teenager running on the Democratic ticket?  How would they have voiced their outrage at a mother with a Downs Syndrome baby neglecting her Christian duty to tend to this child?  And not only this child but her other children as well?  And how would they have responded to her passing the child-rearing reigns either to the state or her husband?  Not favorably I can well believe.  But since she is seen as the Republican pass to the White House, all such “strongly” held beliefs float away with the outgoing tide.

To reader of this article I hope you will do your own due diligence and study the matter out.  Read what Vodie has written in the article quoted above as well as others. Search the Scriptures and hold to them regardless of what the nation does or the evangelical church by in large.  The issue with our nation has nothing to do with who is in the White House.  The Apostle Paul could be in the White House as President and nothing would change if the church continued her resistance in submitting to the Word of God.  For the church needs to repent of her sins and to stop worrying about the sins of the nation.  She needs to repent of her moral decadance where there are few standards in church any more.  She needs to repent of her love of money, the things of the world and the preaching of the false prosperity gospel. She needs to repent of her immodesty and nakedness in clothing and attire. She need to repent of the evil she sets before her eyes via the television, videos and movies. She needs to repent of her fornication with Rome and preaching of the false ecumenical gospel.  She needs to repent of her creating worship and church not after the Word of God but rather after her own lusts and those of this lost generation.  She needs to repent of making the Word of God of none effect through her traditions and commandments of men. She needs to repent of her preaching a false gospel of ask Jesus into your heart and to preach the true gospel.

If the church repents, America will change and for the better.  If the church continues on her current stiff-necked path, things will continue to slide and America will be no more.  Repent church and clean your own house before you worry about the world’s.

Those who do not know the truth about Islam preach it as the religion of peace. This being especially true in the west where most are ignorant to the reality of what takes place in the name of Allah across the globe. Not from radical fringe groups but from vast numbers where entire nations are in bondage to Islamic law. Law that does not set people free but rather enslaves them where women are treated especially bad. Here, most in these Islamic dominated nations view women as 3rd class citizens or even worse.

This indictment is not true of all Muslims as blanket statements are never wise. For there are many wonderful Muslims as persons whom you would want to have as your next door neighbor. Many being outspoken opponents of the terror attacks and killings where they loathe what is done in the name of their religion.

Nevertheless, the religion at its heart when followed and implemented in law as it is written in the Quran speaks for itself. One only need to visit an Islamic nation or study the reality of what transpires to opponents of Allah in these countries to prove this point. Here, I encourage all to check out thereligionofpeace.com to get a painful dose of the reality of Islam and the countless lives that are being destroyed daily. The same Islam that wants to take over all nations of the world so that all mankind can live in fear and terror as the disciples of Mohammad preach with swords and bombs their message of convert or die.

Our hope and prayer is for those who are of the Islamic faith to come to Jesus who is the true Prince of Peace. One who never preached the sword against his enemies or those who did not believe as he preached, but rather tells his followers to:

“…resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:39-48)

Compare this against what Mohammad taught that Allah desires his followers to do.

“Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Sura (2:216)

“As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.” Sura (3:56)

“So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.” Sura (9:5)

The choice is yours. Choose the Prince of Peace where you will gain your enemies by submitting to them in love, or choose the prophet of war whereby you will loose your enemies by destroying them in hatred.