Archive for August 4th, 2008

Hurricane Possibility

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Hi Folks,
There is a possibility that we will be affected by Tropical Storm EDOUARD. He might become a hurricane before making landfall, and he is close enough that our normal daily routine might be interrupted.
If I do blog tomorrow, you may safely assume that the tropical storm/hurricane, Muslim terrorist or marauding atheist have gotten me.
I’ll resume blogging as soon as possible.
Beth, in case of my disappearance, institute contingency plan “Alpha-Omega”. You know what to do.
God Bless!!

Morgan Freeman Seriously Injured in Car Accident

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Please join me in praying for Morgan Freeman, who has been seriously injured in a car accident.

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman was listed in “serious” condition at a Memphis hospital Monday following a late-night car crash in rural Mississippi.

The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Sunday near the small town of Ruleville, MyFOXMemphis.com reported. Freeman, 71, was airlifted from the scene to Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

According to Freeman’s publicist, Donna Lee, the actor suffered a broken shoulder and arm and appears to be in a bit of pain.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ben Williams confirmed Freeman was in a wreck shortly before midnight Sunday, but said he was still gathering information and had few details Monday.

Williams said Freeman was driving a 1997 Nissan Maxima that belonged to Demaris Meyer, who was sitting in the passenger’s seat, when the car left Mississippi Highway 32 in Tallahatchie County and flipped several times.

Meyers’ condition is unknown.

Clay McFerrin, editor of Sun Sentinel in Charleston, said he arrived at the accident scene after it happened about 4 miles west of Charleston, not far from where Freeman owns a home with his wife.

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Noah’s Ark – Both Parts – A Bible Story Mural – Now Available!

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Doug Westbrook has completed Noah’s Ark and has both parts available now.

Noah's Ark - Part 1

Noah's Ark - Part 2

Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
Genesis 8:19 (King James Version)

This is Mr. Westbrook’s largest and most detailed mural to date. It is also the most one most requested.
Remember that these murals can be resized to almost any wall and are available in several different mounting styles.
See Mr. Westbrook’s website for further details.

See Mr. Westbrook’s Bible Story Murals here.
Bible Story Murals
If your church is looking for a unique way to bring the Word of God to it’s children and young people, take a look at Doug Westbrook’s Bible Story Murals. Each wall sized mural is based on the hand painted originals Mr. Westbrook created at Central Baptist Church in Houston, Texas and represents a different well known Bible story.
They are available on durable vinyl wallpaper for easy installation.

“SPARKS FLY BETWEEN JEWS AND MUSLIMS IN TORONTO” by Fern Sidman

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Defiant chants of “Condemn Muslim Terrorism Now” and “Jewish Blood Is Not Cheap” could be heard in streets of downtown Toronto, on Thursday afternoon, July 31st, as 30 members of Toronto’s Jewish Defense League staged an angry demonstration in front of the offices of the Canadian Arab Federation. Responding to the dramatic rise in anti-Semitic attacks on Jews by Muslims in the Toronto area, Meir Weinstein, director of the JDL in Toronto said, “The abject silence on the part of the Canadian Arab Federation in the face of vitriolic attacks on Jews by Muslim perpetrators is tantamount to tacit approval of anti-Semitism and gives a green light to others who would entertain the notion of attacking Jews.”

Weinstein was specifically referring to an attack that occurred on November 3, 2006, when a Jewish teenager and her three friends were viciously assaulted at a Toronto train station by Mustafa Taj, 21, who was recently sentenced to one year in prison by provincial court judge, Bill Cummings who ruled that the attack was racially motivated.

According to a report in the Canadian newspaper, The Calgary Sun dated July 24, 2008, on November 2, 2006, “Taj approached the group (of teenagers) around 10:45 pm, and asked “who’s Jewish.” Nichola Cordato, then 16 stated “me” and Taj grabbed her and said, “I’m Muslim and hate Jews.” The report continues: “He then slapped her in the face and pullled her hair before her friends, Jessica Motta, Kayla Hungle and Daniel Ball attempted to intervene. Hungle attempted to prevent Taj from further attacking Cordato and was punched in the face by him. Motta then intervened and was punched in the face, pulled to the ground by her hair and kicked in the stomach and ribs. When Ball tried to stop the assaults, he was thrown onto the C-Train tracks where he fell onto his back and was spat upon by Taj.. During the melee, Taj called Cordato a “Jewish piece of (crap).”

Prosecutors Ken McCaffrey and Inayat Jetha had sought a sentence of up to two years for the hate crime. Prior to sentencing, McCaffrey called in to evidence a similar assault perpetrated by Taj a year earlier when he approached a black male at an LRT station and assaulted him.

“The Canadian Arab Federation has not only not uttered one word of condemnation for this horrific attack, but they have remained silent in the face of arson attacks in Canada directed against shuls and Jewish community centers and violent attacks on Jewish students on local university campuses” said Weinstein. He also noted that yet another anti-Semitic attack occurred as recently as Friday, July 18th, 2008, when, “a Jewish camp in northern Ontario was attacked. No one was hurt but property was smashed and tires slashed, sending a clear message. The camp staff was told by the town that Jews were no longer welcome in their stores.”

According to Weinstein, the Canadian Arab Federation holds the dubious distinction of being an organization that has lent its support and succor to the forces of Islamic terrorism and has worked assiduously to promote both anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment. He charges that members of the CAF attended a Cairo conference last year sponsored by the notoriously anti-Israel organization, The Muslim Brotherhood that featured speakers who were high ranking members of Hamas and Hezbollah and that the CAF justifies the terrorist acts that these organizations engage in. He adds that, “Jewish businesses in Canada are picketed by groups supported by the CAF, claiming these businesses support ‘Israeli Apartheid’.

In an op-ed piece appearing in The National Post of Canada of July 11, 2008, The Canadian Arab Federation is “making a strong case that it is every bit as radical and unhinged” as The Canadian Islamic Congress. The article cited the CAF’s “recent sponsorship of an essay contest on “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” in which it urged high school students to channel the group’s own fervid hatred of Israel for prizes. Now, the group is promoting September 11th conspiracy theories by announcing a July 14th Toronto speaking event entitled “The 9/11 deception continues.”

Concerning the essay contest Weinstein asserts that, “Under the guise of ‘Islamophobia”, the CAF is promulgating hatred for Jews in a fashion similar to that of the Nazis during World War II. Just as the Nazis accused worldwide Jewry of maintaining a secret cabal with the intent of dominating and oppressing the ‘poor’ and ‘downtrodden’ Germans, so too is the CAF actively working to promote the fallacious and patently ridiculous claim that the Jews ‘run the world’, while Muslims represent a powerless minority, even though there are 1.4 billion Muslims in the world and only 13.5 million Jews.”

A Canadian news wire service called CNews reported on June 15, 2007 that the CAF honored a man who referred to Canada as “a fully paid up member of the Anglo-Saxon mafia” at its 2007 gala dinner in Toronto for his “unwavering” support of Palestine. Besides calling the country of Canada a member of the mafia, Zafar Bangash, editor of Crescent International, an Islamist newsletter, refers to the vast majority of Canadians – or non-Muslims as ‘kuffar or kufr” meaning infidels and wrote in a 1999 editorial that, “Muhammed is the Messenger of Allah and those who are with him are harsh towards the kuffar and compassionate towards each other.”

Weinstein strongly asserts that “It is the ideology of The Muslim Brotherhood that justifies and promotes attacks on Jews in Canada.” Regarding the issue of the burgeoning rate of Muslim immigrants to Canada, Weinstein declares that, “some kind of form must be signed that prohibits entry into Canada of people that believe in the Muslim Brotherhood ideology. This would make it possible to conduct denaturalization and deportation proceedings .”

For now, Weinstein says, “our major concern is the safety of Jews in our community and to that end, we (the JDL) are offering security training to the community. We will not just train anyone. The JDL is not seeking a confrontation with adversarial forces, but because of the level of violence and intimidation against the Jewish community it is important to teach Jews how to defend themselves, should a situation arise.”

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Fern Sidman holds a B.A, in political science from Brooklyn College. She was the educational coordinator for the Betar Youth Movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was national director of the Jewish Defense League from 1983-1985. She was a researcher for several books written by Rabbi Meir Kahane, ZTK”L. She was the managing editor of the publication entitled, The Voice of Judea, and is a regular contributor to its web site. She is currently a writer and journalist living in New York City. Her articles have appeared in The Jewish Press, The Jewish Advocate, The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, and numerous Jewish and general web sites including, Front Page Magazine, Daniel Pipes and Michael Freund.
We are delighted to have Ms. Sidman as a regular contributor to the Jesus is Lord, A Worshipping Christian’s Blog.

House Republicans Demanding Action on Rising Fuel Cost – Democrats Go On Recess

Monday, August 4th, 2008

The Dems really don’t care about how much you are paying for gas. Last Friday the Republicans called for action on the energy crisis, but what did the Dems do? They called for an August recess. This less than 100 days left in this year’s session.
Had enough of this yet, folks?

WASHINGTON – “The American people did it,” says WND Editor Joseph Farah, who, in the face of rising gas prices, launched a campaign 14 days ago to pressure Congress to lift restrictions against offshore oil drilling and other limits on domestic exploration and production.

Farah says the response Friday by House Republicans to keep demanding action despite an August recess called by Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi shows the campaign is making its mark.

“The Democrats are running scared – literally,” he says. “That’s why they went home for the month. They’re afraid of defections on this issue by their own members. The pressure was rising day by day.”

Farah believes that pressure needs to rise in the home districts as representatives meet with constituents over the next month.

Meanwhile, House Republicans will be back on the floor today talking about gas prices – and they may stay all week.

“In an urgent memo sent to GOP members and staff Saturday (‘A Call to Action on American Energy’), Republican Leader John Boehner and Whip Roy Blunt hailed Friday’s action, and encouraged House Republicans to return to the Capitol beginning Monday morning to help keep the historic effort going,” said a release from Boehner’s office.

According to the House Republican Conference website, the following Republican lawmakers participated in the energy marathon:

* Rep. Brian Bilbray, Calif.
* Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Fla.
* Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah
* Rep. Roy Blunt, Mo.
* Rep. John Boehner, Mich.
* Rep. John Boozman, Ariz.
* Rep. Kevin Brady, Texas
* Rep. Paul Broun, Ga.
* Rep. Henry Brown, S.C.
* Rep. Michael Burgess, Texas
* Rep. Tom Cole, Okla.
* Rep. John Campbell, Calif.
* Rep. Eric Cantor, Va.
* Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, W.V.
* Rep. John Carter, Texas.
* Rep. Mike Conaway, Texas

* Rep. John Culberson, Texas
* Rep. Charlie Dent, Penn.
* Rep. Mary Fallin, Okla.
* Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Neb.
* Rep. Virginia Foxx, N.C.
* Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas
* Rep. Wally Herger, Calif.
* Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Mich.
* Rep. Duncan Hunter, Calif.
* Rep. Steve King, Iowa
* Rep. Dan Lungren, Calif.
* Rep. Don Manzullo, Ill.
* Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Calif.
* Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Mich.
* Rep. Devin Nunes, Calif.
* Rep. Mike Pence, Ind.

* Rep. Chip Pickering, Miss.
* Rep. Todd Platts, Penn
* Rep. Ted Poe, Texas
* Rep. Jon Porter, Nev.
* Rep. Tom Price, Ga.
* Rep. Adam Putnam, Fla.
* Rep. Mike Rogers, Mich.
* Rep. Bill Sali, Idaho
* Rep. John Shadegg, Ariz.
* Rep. John Shimkus, Ill.
* Rep. Adrian Smith, Neb.
* Rep. Michael Turner, Ohio
* Rep. Tim Walberg, Mich
* Rep. Greg Walden, Ore.
* Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Ga.
* Rep. Joe Wilson, S.C.

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Old Testament ‘Proof’: Royal Seal Discovered

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Another artifact has been found near temple mount that helps prove an Old Testament account.

Seal

A team of archaeologists in Israel has unearthed what’s believed to be the royal seal of an Old Testament prince who is said to have tossed the prophet Jeremiah down a well.

The stamped engraving, known as a “bulla,” was discovered earlier this year about 600 feet south of the Temple Mount, but is just now making headlines.

Team leader Dr. Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University says the imprint was found in clay, astonishingly well-preserved, bearing the name of Gedaliah, the son of Pashur.

“How absolutely fantastic and special this find is can only be realized when you hold in your hand this magnificent one-centimeter piece of clay and know that it survived 2,600 years in the debris of the destruction, and came to us complete and in perfect condition,” Mazar said.

Gedaliah is mentioned by name in Jeremiah 38:1 as he served Judah’s King Zedekiah in the final days before Jerusalem was conquered by Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.

The prophet’s writings tell of the actions that Gedaliah and his fellow princes took against him:

“Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.” (Jeremiah 38:6)

The prophet was rescued after an Ethiopian eunuch pleaded with the king on Jeremiah’s behalf, saying, “he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is: for there is no more bread in the city.” (38:9)

The king then ordered 30 men to hoist up the prophet before the city fell to the Babylonians.

The letters on the seal are in ancient Hebrew, and Mazar told WND the relic was recovered through a wet-sifting process. She says the method was learned after the “illegal excavations” by the Waqf, the Islamic custodians of the Temple Mount, who have been dumping debris in huge mounds.

“The wet sifting that we did for the destruction debris from our excavations indeed allowed us to uncover hundreds of different kinds of small finds such as tiny fish bones, Phoenician glass beads, Hebrew, Babylonian and Egyptian bullae and seals, pits and seeds, hematite and limestone weights, arrowheads, figurines, jewelry and more,” she said.

This is actually the second recent discovery of an ancient bulla from the time of Jeremiah.

In 2005, Mazar found another seal with the name of Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, who is mentioned twice in the prophet’s book. That artifact was found in a stone structure Mazar believes was part of King David’s ancient palace.

She added, “It is not very often that such a discovery happens to archaeologists in which real figures of the past shake off the dust of history and so vividly revive the stories of the Bible.”

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