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CONTENTS W O MEN WHO WORK Book by Ivanka T r u m p

POLITICS

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RELIGION

By David Clarke

TRUMP SUSPENDS US REFUGEE PROGRAM Source AOL News

REVIVAL & PASSION THE SOUL

OF

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WOMEN WHO WORK R e w r i t i n g the rule for success By Ivanka Trump

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believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn't one right answer. The only person who can create a life you'll love is you.

Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women who came before us and paved the way, we can create the lives we want to lead-which looks different for each of us. I've been fortunate to be able to build my career around my passions, from real estate to fashion. But my professional titles only begin to describe who I am and what I value. I'm an executive and an entrepreneur, but I'm also-and just as importantly-a wife, mother, daughter and friend. To me, "work" encompasses my efforts to succeed in all of these areas. After appearing on The Apprentice years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance, I realized the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about "women who work." So I created a forum to do just that. This book evolves the conversation that started, and continues, on IvankaTrump.com, where so many incredible women (and men!) are coming together to share their experiences, advice, ambitions, and passions.


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POLITICS AND RELIGION BY DAVID CLARKE PRESIDENT CHRISTIAN TIMES MAGAZINE UK It has been expressed by some t h a t c h u r c h a n d p o l i t i c s a u g h t not t o b e m i x e d for w h a t ever reason, not as yet expressed. However w i t h t h e e l e c t i o n o f D o n a l d T r u m p , t h e A m e r i c a n President, we have a s i g n i f i c a n t e v e n t t h a t has t a k e n place in w o r l d history. A n d I am sure all r e l i g i o u s m i n d e d a n d none r e l i g i o u s p e o p l e have o p i n i o n s a b o u t t h e p o l i t i c a l d e c i s i o n s its c o u n t y makes. This past year we have seen t h e p o l i t i c a l mind of the american people in the s a n c t i o n i n g same sex m a r r i a g e . A decision that effectively redefined m a r r i a g e . In my o p i n i o n not a g o o d t h i n g and was a w r o n g a c t i o n for here we have Politics interfering w i t h religious p r a c t i c e . May I ask is t h i s b e i n g p o l i t i c a l to express a my views on such a m a t t e r . A n d was it p o l i t i c a l to voice an o b j e c t i o n t o t h e p o l i c y here i n t h e U n i t e d K i n g d o m ? W h a t has c o m e to t h e surface, over t h i s m a t t e r , is t h a t we t h a t are C h r i s t i a n a u g h t not to rely on our g o v e r n m e n t to d i c t a t e a c o u n t r y m o r a l s in respect m a r r i a g e , its r e d e f i n i t i o n and w h a t t h e law n o w p e r m i t s . Surely it Is it o n l y r i g h t to express an o p i n i o n a n d s t a t e c l e a r l y t h a t same sex m a r r i a g e is not m a r r i a g e .

and h o m o sexual and lesbian r e l a t i o n s h i p s are m o r a l l y w r o n g . We do not need t h e g o v e r n m e n t to t e l l us w h a t is m o r a l l y r i g h t or w r o n g . It surely is our r e s p o n s i b i l i t y to i n f o r m t h o s e a r o u n d us and our c h i l d r e n . We have also had t h e rise of Radical Islamic T e r r o r i s m , w h i c h is p o l i t i c a l , not only in t h e U n i t e d States of A m e r i c a b u t in E n g l a n d a n d Europe. There can be no serious q u e s t i o n as to w h e t h e r or not t h e rise of such Islamic t e r r o r is a r e l i g i o u s t e r r o r . A n d w h i l s t it reigns m e n are in real d a n g e r . As a C h r i s t i a n I c a n n o t h e l p b u t have an o p i n i o n on t h i s m a t t e r t o o , j u s t like I have an o p i n i o n on w h e t h e r same sex r e l a t i o n s h i p s and same m a r r i a g e are wrong. My opinion in connection w i t h Radical Islamic t e r r o r is t h a t a g o v e r n m e n t has t h e r i g h t to p r o t e c t its p e o p l e f r o m such o p p r e s s i o n and if a G o v e r n m e n t w i l l not do so t h e n lets its p e o p l e d e c i d e d by c h o o s i n g leaders w h o w i l l t a k e t h e necessary steps t o p r o t e c t its p e o p l e . In saying t h a t , as a C h r i s t i a n , it is my o p i n i o n t h a t a government must allow freedom of r e l i g i o n a n d p r o t e c t its p e o p l e f r o m religious persecution.


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How ever if a r e l i g i o u s p e o p l e such as Islam, have t h e basis of t h e i r b e l i e f t h e intent to d o m i n a t e and to overcome those w h o are not of t h e same m i n d as t h e m and t o t o c o n v e r t t h e m u n d e r t h r e a t of d e a t h , or any o t h e r f o r m of Jehad, in order bring t h e m under their r e l i g i o u s Sharia law, t h e n t h a t is u n a c c e p t a b l e and i n m y o p i n i o n a u g h t not to be a l l o w e d b u t b a n n e d . It is t h e enemy to the state and the g o v e r n m e n t of a free p e o p l e . My q u e s t i o n to you n o w is am I b e i n g political and mixing religion w i t h p o l i t i c s in expressing my t h o u g h t s . Have I t h e r i g h t to express such p o l i t i c a l and r e l i g i o u s t h o u g h t s . In d o i n g so am I mixing politics and religion or politic w i t h C h r i s t i a n i t y ? Some t h i n g t h a t has been s u g g e s t e d is not a g o o d t h i n g . W h a t do you t h i n k ? We i n v i t e you to share your views by w r i t e an a r t i c l e for our next C h r i s t i a n T i m e Magazine p u b l i s h e d a n d p r o d u c e d i n Pakistan and I n t e r n a t i o n a l Please f o r w a r d your a r t i c l e Anil.Awar@aol.com and c o p y David Clarke at nbpttc@yahoo.co.uk

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Trump suspends U.S. refugee program, suspends entry from seven countries SOURCE BY AOL NEWS

President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks. The order limiting entry on visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries is for 90 days. The six other countries are: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, the White House said. "I'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. Don't want them here," Trump said earlier on Friday at the Pentagon. "We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people," he said. Civil rights groups condemned the measures as discriminatory, and said they would strand refugees in dangerous places and would tarnish the reputation of

the United States as a land welcoming of immigrants. The details of the order - which had been rumored for days - were not available until Friday evening, leaving people affected scrambling to figure out what it meant. The impact was immediate, causing "chaos" for Arab-Americans who had family members already en route for a visit, said Abed A. Ayoub, legal and policy director for the AmericanArab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Ayoub said the order could affect traveling green card holders, students, people coming to the United States for medical care and others. The order is already affecting refugees and their families, said Jen Smyers of the Church World Service, a Protestant faith-based group that works with migrants. Smyers said she spoke to an Iraqi mother whose twin daughters remain in Iraq due to processing delays. "Those two 18-year-old daughters won't be able to join .


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their mother in the U.S.," she said, SYRIAN REFUGEES Trump had promised the measures - called "extreme vetting" - during last year's election campaign, saying they would prevent militants from entering the United States from abroad. The rise of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, which fueled a flood of migrants into Europe, combined with a series of attacks in France and Belgium heightened concerns in the United States about taking in refugees from Syria. Trump's order suspends the Syrian refugee program until further notice, and will eventually give priority to minority religious groups fleeing persecution. Trump said in an interview with a Christian news outlet the exception would help Syrian Christians fleeing the civil war there. Stephen Legomsky, a former chief counsel at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Obama administration, said prioritizing Christians could be unconstitutional. "If they are thinking about an exception for Christians, in almost any other legal context discriminating in favor of one religion and against another religion could violate the constitution," he said. But Peter Spiro, a professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law, said Trump's action would likely be constitutional because the president and Congress are allowed considerable deference when it comes to asylum decisions. "It's a completely plausible prioritization, to the extent this group is actually being persecuted," Spiro said.

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Trump's order had been expected to include a directive about setting up "safe zones" for Syrian refugees inside the country, but no such language was included. "President Trump has cloaked what is a discriminatory ban against nationals of Muslim countries under the banner of national security," said Greg Chen of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


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REVIVAL AND PASSION OF THE SOULS Yesterday I read C. H. Spurgeonin life and today John Wesley's life. They have passion of souls. Their headline act was to proclaim the gospel of salvation of Christ and His death on the cross and a t o n e m e n t that souls m i g h t be saved This was also the passion the souls of the Apostle Paul w h o said, for example, like this: Romans 11:14 . If by any means I may provoke to emulation t h e m w h i c h are my flesh, and m i g h t save some of t h e m . 1 Cor. 9:22 . To the weak became I as weak, that I m i g h t gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I m i g h t by all means save some. And the apostle told w h a t was preached center 1 Cor. 1:17 . For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not w i t h w i s d o m of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to t h e m that perish foolishness; but unto us w h i c h are saved it is the power of God.

World religious care h u m a n c o m m a n d m e n t s and money and the religious system . It' s vain glory . It's world and h u m a n glory but not Cod Glory in Lord Jesus Christ Only Saviour Early Church believers walking passion souls in life and this has always happened w h e n Cod makes a m a n completely use. Obey God more than people even if it brings persecution and suffering here on world This was the C. H. Spurgeonin and John Wesley's life and this is how it is today. A servant of God obeys God and His Vision and plan souls are saved, because God's will is that all m e n be saved and c o m e to know the truth in Christ Jesus 1 Tim. 2:3,4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of Cod our Saviour; W h o will have all m e n to be saved, and to c o m e unto the knowledge of the truth.

During the history of the Church, whenever the Holy Spirit is received through the influence of believers as it is the passion of lost people w h o are go to hell. Revival breaks t h r o u g h religious hypocrisy that does not care about the salvation of souls.

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PAKISTAN'S PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF'S LONDON FLATS MAY GIVE A NEW TURN TO PANAMA PAPERS CASE KARACHI: The claim in a report of BBC Urdu that properties owned by the Sharif family in London's upscale Park Lane neighbourhood were purchased in the 1990s may give a new twist to the Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court and further intensify the already charged political environment in the country. The report quoted by Dawn.com on Saturday says that there has been no change of ownership of the four flats that were purchased in the name of the Nielsen and Nescoll companies since the 1990s. Political observers believe that the BBC Urdu report will give strength to the claim of Pakistan Tehreek-i-lnsaf (PTI) that the Sharifs bought the flats in the early 1990s and put Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on defensive as he has been facing criticism over alleged contradiction in his statements. According to official documents available w i t h BBC Urdu, an official record of companies doing business in the

United Kingdom reveals that w h e n Hassan Nawaz established Flagship Investment Ltd in 2001, the address he provided at the t i m e of registration of the company was that of his Park Lane apartment. After the leak of Panama Papers in April last year. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs son, Hussain Nawaz, had accepted the family's ownership of Nielsen and Nescoll. Mr Hussain had said: "The Park Lane apartments in London are ours, t w o offshore companies, Nielsen and Nescoll, o w n these flats and I am the beneficial owner of these companies, working under a trust held by my sister Maryam Nawaz Sharif." Records obtained by BBC from the d e p a r t m e n t that deals w i t h sales and purchase of land in the UK show that the first flat was purchased by Nescoll Limited on Jan 1,1993. The second and third flats where purchased on July 31,1995 by Nielsen Enterprise. The fourth flat was purchased by Nescoll Limited on July 30,1996.


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IT'S NOT OVER This was the message given to me after I received bad news about my health. I was in my early twenties and suffering from pain in my left lung, w h i c h turned out to be tuberculosis. In those days this was a very serious and contagious disease. I was told I w o u l d have to go to the sanatorium for at least six months. In addition to this I was experiencing deep depression and a sense of hopelessness. This was totally opposite to w h a t I had known. All my life I had enjoyed excellent health, energy, joy and blessing in business, w h i c h enabled me to travel and encourage people to rise above their limitations and reach their potential. On t o p of all this my fiancee, Evelyn, a nurse w h o I was hoping to marry had just been diagnosed w i t h Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the glands. So I am sure you can see and imagine how it looked like my life was over. Prior to my illness I was in my showroom in Adelaide Street daily and enjoyed the car business and meeting people. Some evenings I w o u l d speak at meetings and share inspirations about living life to the full and fulfilling the purpose God had given. Now all this seemed to be far away, as I lay in bed suffering pain in my lung and overwhelmed w i t h depression, unable to go to work or meet people Then I was visited by a friend from England w h o told me your life is not over, you are c o m i n g into a new chapter in your life and you will share good news w i t h many people in different nations. Space and t i m e does not permit me to share all the detail in this short article, but over the c o m i n g months I had a change of attitude and began to thank God even before I felt better. This was the start of a new chapter in my life, w h i c h led to a c o m p l e t e recovery w i t h i n a few months and then the x-rays showed that the scars were still there on my lung but the disease was no longer active. What I'm about to share w i t h you is relevant to your life, and if taken seriously and applied, can bring the d a w n i n g of a whole new day, that will bring you to a share w i t h you is relevant to your life..."

higher level of living in all areas of your life, including your relationships, health, finance and developing your gifts and skills. Please read Acts chapter 12 w h i c h reveals w h a t happened to some followers of Jesus around the t i m e of His death and resurrection and shows how you can have a turnaround in your circumstances. It was a t i m e of t r i u m p h for Jesus had given his life to reconcile a lost world back to the Heavenly Father and redeem all m a n k i n d from the hand of Satan, our enemy. The world w o u l d never be the same again. Guilt and c o n d e m n a t i o n had been dealt w i t h at the Cross, all the sins that had been c o m m i t t e d by anyone in the whole world could now be forgiven, if they w o u l d repent and receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour. See John chapter 14 v 6 and Romans chapter 10 v 9-10.1 Timothy chapter 2 v 5 states 'For there is A l m i g h t y Cod can turn it around to be a great triumph one God, and one mediator between God and men, the m a n Christ Jesus'. It was also a t i m e of great trial as Herod the king stretched forth his hand to harass and persecute the Christians, killing James w i t h the sword and now it looked like it was all over for Peter, as he was put in prison. Peter was kept in chains between the soldiers and four squads of t h e m w a t c h e d over him. He was obviously a high security risk, bound in chains and secured behind three gates. But consistent prayer was made for h i m by the Church and the same night that Herod was planning to bring Peter out for sentencing an angel of the Lord arrived at the prison. Light shone, life-giving words were spoken by the angel as he struck h i m on the side and said 'Rise up quickly'. His chains fell off and he prepared himself to follow the angel out of prison into freedom. It shows that w h e n the Church unites in prayer and faith, no matter how great the trial, A l m i g h t y Cod can turn it around to be a great t r i u m p h . It's interesting to note that even t h o u g h the chains fell off, the light shone, words from the angel were spoken,


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the t w o soldiers, w h o he was chained to and walk out through the gates and finally the big security gate into the city street, w h i c h opened of its o w n accord. 1. It's t i m e for turnaround You may have had a disappointment, a broken relationship, financial loss, or a bad health report, but that doesn't mean it's over. Evelyn and I have both experienced turnaround many times w h e n it looked like there was no way out. It happened w h e n we discovered Cod's plan and followed it. The result was Evelyn's c o m p l e t e healing from cancer w h e n the specialist said her days were numbered. We experienced a turnaround financially during the biggest financial crisis of our lives w h e n the accountant said 'it's over'. But again, by the grace of Cod, we followed His plan and in a few months we were able to c o m p l e t e the building of six nursing homes w i t h i n six months. You can read the detail of this turnaround in my book 'What do you mean it's impossible?' You may ask 'what is the key plan that brought turnaround?'. It is the plan of Cod found in the bible and it shows His plan for your life if you will meditate in His w o r d until it renews your m i n d and start thinking, walking and talking in line w i t h His plan. See Ephesians chapter 2 v 10 and Romans chapter 12 v 2-3 and 1 Peter chapter 2 v 24. Psalm chapter 40 was a big key in my life and recovery at that time. You can read it over and over, as I did w h e n I was at my lowest in life. The great news is that the power of the risen Christ lives in us and we have been called to let that life flow through us to a hurting and broken world, see 2 Corinthians chapter 5 v 20-21 and Romans chapter 5 v 17. So we have an exciting future to look forward to, as we fulfil His call. See Ephesians chapter 2 v 16-18. The i m p a c t of His death and resurrection not only provided forgiveness and eternal life for that generation, but for all generations and nations w h o will receive His provision. The great news is that the power of the risen Christ lives in us . . . 2. Enemy's evil intention Acts chapter 12 shows that Herod's hand was stretched out against the Church but we know that Jesus stretched out His hands on the Cross, as He took our place and paid the penalty for our sins. Because His hands were stretched out for us,

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we do not need to fear the enemy w h o stretches his hand out against the plan and purpose of Cod in our lives, for Jesus lives in us. See 1 John chapter 4 v 4 and 1 John chapter 5 v 4. In Matthew chapter 28 v 18-20 Jesus spoke following His resurrection and said 'All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth, go therefore and teach all nations, baptizing t h e m in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching t h e m to observe all things whatsoever I have c o m m a n d e d you: and, lo the angel of the Lord stood by Peter..I am you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.' We as His followers have been given authority to go to the c o m m u n i t y and the nations declaring the wonderful news of salvation and restoration. See Mark chapter 16 v 15 and Luke chapter 24 v 47 - 53. When it looked like it was all over, it was just the beginning. Herod no d o u b t was determined to stamp out Christianity and silence those w h o believed that Jesus was the Saviour and had died and rose again. He got a shock w h e n , after the angel had entered the prison and set Peter free, to find that he was not there. John chapter 10 v 10 reminds us that Satan comes only to steal, kill and destroy.but Jesus said 'I am c o m e that they may have life and that they m i g h t have it more abundantly'. In Acts chapter 12 v 6 & 7 the same night that the enemy was preparing to bring destruction the angel of the Lord stood by Peter and raised h i m up. It is so good to know that God is interested in bringing light to those in all kinds of prisons, prisons of fear, prisons of broken relationships and the angel of the Lord stood by Peter., and raised h i m up. It is so good to know that Cod is interested in bringing light to those in all kinds of prisons, prisons of fear, prisons of broken relationships and regret, prisons of guilt and c o n d e m n a t i o n . Many cannot go forward because they are living in the past and bound by regret and c o n d e m n a t i o n but Jesus came to give us a new life and He touches millions t h r o u g h o u t the w o r l d every day.. Psalm 106 v 10 reminds us that we are redeemer from the hand of the enemy. 2 Corinthians chapter 5 v 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

3. Divine connections and open doors Satan's intention is to keep us in bondage, just as Herod tried to keep Peter. But Jesus is alive in us and therefore we don't have to be held in any kind of prison or bondage. W h e n the church connected w i t h


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God in united prayer doors and gates opened and the prisoner walked free. Ephesians chapter 2 v 13 reminds us that we were once far from God but now have been brought near through the blood of Jesus. Just as the angel told Peter to get ready to wake up from his sleep, so God is saying to us 'Wake up, the Resurrection is a reality, Jesus did it all for us, we don't have to stay in prison any longer'. W h e n we have a divine connection w i t h Heaven and each other doors open w h e n we start to co-operate w i t h God and move forward in faith. So get ready to follow Jesus out into freedom and share it w i t h our generation. When we move w i t h God we will make a difference, in this and other nations. Mark chapter 4 v 24 reminds us to take heed w h a t you hear, so be careful w h o you allow to speak into your life! There are many negative voices that seek to bring confusion, doubt, fear and unbelief, but we must continue to follow Jesus and listen to His voice only. Had Peter not heeded the words of the angel he w o u l d not have experienced freedom from prison, see Acts chapter 12 v 7-11. Jesus came to give us a new life and He touches millions every day...


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4. Unite & Fight The church could have easily been frozen w i t h fear and ran away to hide from Herod and from the persecution but instead they came together to fight the fight of faith in prayer and in intercession. W h e n we unite on Earth, Heaven unites w i t h us and Cod gives angels assignments to deliver us. Psalm chapter 103 v 20 speaks about the angels harkening to the voice of His w o r d . When we think His w o r d and speak His w o r d angels assist us. We are not alone. 1 Timothy chapter 6 v 12 says 'Fight the good fight of faith'. If they had been frozen w i t h fear they w o u l d have e m p o w e r e d the enemy to take over and carry out his evil intentions, but they w o n the victory in the prayer room and it was manifested in the ...but instead they came together to fight the fight of faith in prayer and intercession. Prison: 2 Timothy chapter 1 v 7 Cod has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound m i n d . We have been given love, power and a sound m i n d but we must be careful w h a t we say and not speak contrary to what God says about us and our future. Proverbs chapter 18 v 21 reminds us that life and death is in the power of the tongue. Ephesians chapter 6 exhorts us to be strong and put on the whole armour of God and then we will be able to quench every fiery dart of the wicked one. We have been given love, power and a sound m i n d but we must be careful w h a t we say... 5. A new day has dawned We live in a t i m e of great opportunity w i t h divine favour and blessing, but on the other hand we live in a t i m e of great hostility against the message of God's love and salvation for our world. But it is our privilege to rise up from the bondage that the enemy has tried to hold us in and let the light of the glorious gospel shine in the prisons of our world. Not only prisons behind bars, but prisons of fear, hatred, bitterness, resentment, pride, jealousy, broken relationships. We can let the light of Cod's love shine, even as it shone in the prison for Peter, and realise this is a new day. We can expect and experience the same power of the Holy Spirit as seen in Acts chapter 4 v 13-22. Isaiah chapter 43 v 18 says 'remember not the former things, neither consider the things of old, I do a new thing n o w it shall spring forth.' This is a picture of our generation, we as Cod's children have been privileged to experience the reality and power of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and see Him change the lives of many in our generation.

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Joshua chapter 1 v 1-2 says after the death of Moses, God said to Joshua 'arise and lead my people forward'. It is our privilege to rise in faith no matter w h a t has happened in our past. We are called to move forward in this new day of grace and mercy. A new day has d a w n e d , salvation is a reality. The w o r d of Cod is absolutely true, Jesus is alive and we must not keep silent but share it w i t h our generation. But it is our privilege to rise up from the bondage that the enemy has tried to hold us in and let the light of the glorious gospel shine in the prisons of our world.

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He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by his discretion (Jeremiah 10:1012). As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the w o r l d ' (Hebrews 4:3). Having established in the last article that the end of God's plan is to raise up a family for himself, I will now look at the period from A d a m to Abraham. We will see how God's plan begins to unfold. In Creation, God showed his t i m e table by working six days and resting on the seventh. On the sixth All created for God's pleasure day God had finished all his work and yet there was another day in the creation. The rest day was as important as the work day for it was a prophecy of the plan. Cod's work will last for six thousand years and for the seventh thousand God will stop working and rest, but he will have handed the k i n g d o m to his son for this one thousand years. When the father is resting the son will be reigning. The son will then hand the k i n g d o m back to

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ceased from his o w n works, as God did from his' (from Hebrews 4:3-10) I am mentioning the fact that Jesus will finish the last thousand years of the work, to show that God already had Jesus and his bride in his plan before creation. The son of God and his bride were in God's m i n d before the man Israel was born, or his seed became a nation. The ultimate plan is about God's family, and this includes a bride for his Son. Everything else is a means to that end; including the law and the prophets and the nation of Israel. It is necessary to have a wife in order to have a family, and so it is w i t h Cod - he needed a wife so that he could sire a son! The Compassion of A d a m

the father and God will be all in all. God will create a new heaven and earth and his work will be finished. The plan will be c o m p l e t e and God will settle d o w n w i t h his family for eternity - not the absence of time, but endless time. T h e n comes the end, w h e n he shall have delivered up the k i n g d o m to God, even the Father; w h e n he shall have put d o w n all rule and all authority and power... w h e n all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto h i m that put all things under him, that God may be all in all' (from 1 Corinthians 15:24-28). God did rest the seventh day from all his works ... seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to w h o m it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: There remains therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also has .

A d a m and Eve speak of Christ and his bride. A d a m was not deceived w h e n he took the forbidden fruit. He ate it so that his wife w o u l d not be cut off from him. Eve, w h o was seduced, w o u l d have been cut off from the tree of life and A d a m w o u l d still have had access to it. Eve w o u l d have been banished from the garden forever whilst A d a m w o u l d still have had c o m m u n i o n w i t h God in the garden. So A d a m , knowing w h a t he was doing, willingly ate of the forbidden fruit for the love of his wife. Such is the power of a w o m a n ! A d a m was not deceived, but the w o m a n being deceived was in the transgression' (1 Timothy 2:14). This was all to prophesy that Christ, the second A d a m , w o u l d willingly partake of the sin of the world to w i n his bride, so fulfilling the prophecy of the first few chapters of the plan.


THE FIRST WORLD IRDER A d a m was put to sleep so that his bride could be taken out of his side and then be presented to him. So also Christ was buried (death being The First Kingdom was Ruled by A d a m only sleep to Cod), so that his bride could be formed and he is at this m o m e n t waiting for his bride to be presented to him. History is now in the process of finally bringing it all to pass. We are in m o m e n t o u s times in world history w h e n the culmination of this plan will be unfolded. Christians, you are indeed a very blessed and privileged people. The first world order was Cod's and he established it, but A d a m was asked by God to rule over this kingdom. A d a m was told to have dominion. That implied a k i n g d o m - the kings domain. It was God's creation and Cod's earth but the kingdom, the system and order, was ruled by Adam.'... and God said unto t h e m , Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have d o m i n i o n over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth' (Genesis 1:28). For Cod is the King of all the earth: sing praises w i t h understanding' (Psalm 47:7). When A d a m sinned he still had the mandate to rule Cod's physical creation but he had now handed his right to govern T h e World' - that is all systems and order - to Satan. Satan now became the god of this world. 'In w h o m the god of this world has blinded the minds of t h e m w h i c h believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, w h o is the image of God, should shine unto t h e m ' (2 Corinthians 4:4). Satan, ever since that time, has been establishing his c o m p l e t e d o m i n a t i o n of this world's thinking and w i s d o m by means of fashion, music, culture, politics, finance, and all religions. God has held h i m back and confused Satan's plan many times from Babel onwards, but his order always starts again and one day soon it will succeed. Satan, through Antichrist, will be worshiped as God, and sit in the seat of Cod - the t e m p l e in Jerusalem - and prove that he is Cod. 'Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called Cod, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the t e m p l e of God, shewing himself that he is Cod' (2 Thessalonians 2:4). He will be helped by the 'False Prophet' w h o will bring fire d o w n from heaven and deceive the world by the miracles that he has power to do. This is all part of Cod's plan as we shall see as I progress through history. A n d I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; Satan Still the God of This World, and he had t w o horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. A n d he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and t h e m w h i c h dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly w o u n d was healed. A n d he does great wonders, so that he maketh fire c o m e d o w n from heaven on the earth in the sight of m e n ' (Revelation 13:11-13).

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God completely defaced his first creation by water because of the violence of man. The blood that was shed corrupted God's creation and it was purged by w a t e r - G o d started again, but not w i t h a new creation. There was no new world order after the flood for Satan was still the god of this world. God made a covenant w i t h Noah and his sons that they should have d o m i n i o n over his creation, but not the world system. It was not a new covenant for it was the same w o r d i n g that he made w i t h A d a m . A n d Cod blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto t h e m , Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moves upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered' (Genesis 9:1-2). God did make a new covenant w i t h the earth, and one day all creation, including the animal kingdom, will be redeemed. I will remember my covenant, w h i c h is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh' (Genesis 9:15). For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of h i m w h o has subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of Cod. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now' (Romans 8:20-22). Only a few years after the flood Satan tried to establish his world order in the plain of Shinar. This was the beginning of the counterfeit worship system - Babylon. It does not matter where the physical Babylon is, for Babylon is Established wherever there is alternative worship to God, then that is 'Spiritual Babylon'. Cain had left the presence of God and he created his o w n environment. Leaving the presence of God will always make us gravitate towards spiritual Babylon for we are compelled to worship by fact of our humanity. Everyone is made not only w i t h the capacity to worship, but also w i t h the compelling urge. If we take our spirit away we could be free from worship, but to do that w o u l d be to die. It is impossible to live w i t h o u t worship. We only have the choice of w h o or w h a t it will be that we worship. If we don't worship the creator then we will worship something created. If we leave God's presence we will worship another god - there is only one alternative and it is Satan. A n d Cain w e n t out f r o m the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. A n d Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch' (Genesis 4:16).


THE FIRST WORLD ORDER From the seed of Cain we have the roots of all the tools Satan uses to seduce people into his one world order, spiritual Babylon. Culture, commerce, and music are the basic elements of this system. A n d Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. A n d his brother's name was Jubah he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. A n d Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron' (Genesis 4:20-22). After the universal flood, God confused the languages and scattered the people throughout the world (see Genesis 11:1-9), and only in this period in history, almost six thousand years later, is the world almost able to universally converse w i t h each other. The counterfeit religion had now been established and it has lasted until this present time. It will end only w h e n the seventh angel sounds the last t r u m p , and Jesus, the second A d a m , returns to set up his kingdom. Only then will the kingdoms of this world finally become the kingdoms of Christ. A n d the seventh angel sounded; The Good Seed of Seth and there were great voices in heaven, saying. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever' (Revelation 11:15). From the good seed of Seth, w h o was the replacement for Abel, m e n began to call on the name of the Lord; this is true worship. There were n o w t w o worship systems for man to choose from and this ended the first stage of Cod's plan. A n d A d a m knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, w h o m Cain slew. A n d to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began m e n to call upon the name of the LORD' (Genesis 4:25-26). Now God could start the next stage of his plan and produce a remnant out of his people w h o w o u l d become a bride for his son and A b r a m (Abraham) was the first person to be called out of Babylon for this purpose.

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WHY DID I BECOME A EPUBLICAN? !\

Before I began let me m a k e t h i s clear from the start I am talking about the Washington Establishment the political leader of t h e D e m o c r a t p a r t y and NOT t h e everyday p e o p l e . Most of t h e t i m e kids are i n f l u e n c e d w h e n t h e y are g r o w i n g up by t h e i r p a r e n t s . Parents w h o s p e n d hours t e a c h i n g t h e m have effects o n t h e i r l o n g - t e r m d e v e l o p m e n t . W e are w h a t w e see. For e x a m p l e M u s l i m s v i e w A l l a h as God. It is t h r o u g h t h e t e a c h i n g s of t h e f a m i l y and c o m m u n i t y t h a t c h i l d r e n are raised to believe it.

Most children are taught how to pray from a young age and are expected to start praying regularly at seven meaning they would say shahada each time they pray. The shahadah is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God and in Muhammad as his final prophet. They are also taught to say it at night before they sleep so they most likely will already have said it by the time they are 3 and will say it probably daily growing up. Other children grow up learning and accepting the Christian faith and pray in the name of Jesus


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because of the influence of their parents. The same with other faiths as will. It explains why children pick up emotional attachment and beliefs, and attitudes learned in the home. The same can be said for politics. Most people of color as they call it are born into a family that has been indoctrinated by the democrat party for generations and generations without ever taking the time to look into the history of the democrat party. There great-great-grandfather was a life-long Democrat. There great-grandfather was a life-long Democrat... Their mother and father are life-long Democrats as well. I am the type of person that does not blindly follow religious beliefs.or political parties because that is what my family has believed for generation without checking it out thoroughly. So many years ago I looked into the history of the two parties and what I found out was amazing. Fact: The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. The Democratic Party fought them and tried to maintain and expand slavery. The 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, passed in 1865 with 100% Republican support but only 0 Democrat support in congress. Why is this indisputable fact so rarely mentioned or know to the people of color? One can certainly argue that the parties have changed in 150 years but that does not change the historical fact that it was the Democrats who supported slavery and the Republicans who opposed it. And that indisputable fact should not be airbrushed out of history for fear that it will tarnish the modern Democratic Party. Truth is truth. During the Civil War era, the "Radical Republicans" were given that name because they wanted to not only end

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slavery but also to endow the freed slaves with full citizenship, equality, and rights. Yes, that was indeed a radical idea at the time! The 14th Amendment, giving full citizenship to freed slaves, passed in 1868 w i t h 94% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress. The 15th Amendment, giving freed slaves the right to vote, passed in 1870 with 100% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress. Regardless of what has happened since then, shouldn't I be grateful to the Republicans for these Amendments to the Constitution? And shouldn't I remember which party stood for freedom and which party fiercely opposed it? And the Democratic Party's seem to have forgotten the party's long history with the KKK Ku Klux Klan. Republican Party has a beautiful history. The KKK was founded in Tennessee immediately after the end of the Civil War as a sort of social club for former Confederate Soldiers whose influence quickly spread through the decimated Southern states. As Columbia professor Eric Foner wrote in his A Short History of Reconstruction, in its early days, the group was loosely bound by one main principle: launching a reign of terror against Republican leaders black and white. Racism was, of course, a guiding principle, but not quite as guiding as the hatred for the Republicans, the party of Lincoln, the Yankees who early Klansmen believed destroyed their homeland through what they termed a "war of northern aggression." Most major American city governments have been run by liberal Democrats for decades, and most of those cities have large black sections that are essentially forgotten cities after the Democrats promised change. Cities like Chicago there were


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762 murders in 2016. It was the deadliest year in nearly two decades. Even the people who live in Chicago were asking where is Obama? But Chicago isn't necessarily the murder capital of the United States. New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Newark all have higher figures when you drill down to a per-capita rate. Detroit is overrun by gangs and drug dealers, with burned out homes on every block in some areas. The land values are so low due to crime, blight, and lack of economic opportunity that condemned homes are not even worth rebuilding. Who wants to build a home in an urban war zone? Yet they keep electing liberal Democrats -- and blaming "racist" Republicans for their problems! The democrat party is said to be the part for the poor and forgotten man. And the Republican is said to be for the rich. The truth is you cannot lift a person up by keeping him down and poor with food stamps and welfare. The Republicans believe to teach a man how to fish and he can feed himself and his family. O yes that part about the democrat party being for the poor is a joke. On January 12, 2010, The Largest Earthquake In 200 Years Struck Haiti Creating "Total Disaster And Chaos. Fact Bill Clinton Pushing for Clinton Foundation Haiti Relief After Fleecing Haitians. While then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's State Department was funneling billions in relief funds to rebuild Haiti, the Clinton Foundation was leveraging its influence to guide highdollar contracts to longtime Clinton cronies who would go on to reap millions off the catastrophe that had claimed so many lives on the devastated island. The Clinton Foundation Enriched Itself By Ripping Off Haiti.

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In January 2015 a g r o u p of H a i t i a n s s u r r o u n d e d t h e New York offices of t h e C l i n t o n F o u n d a t i o n . They c h a n t e d slogans, a c c u s i n g Bill a n d Hillary C l i n t o n of having robbed t h e m of "billions of d o l l a r s . " The C l i n t o n s g o t rich f r o m t h e C l i n t o n F o u n d a t i o n w h e n poor i n t h e i n n e r Cities here also r e m a i n poor. Bernie Sanders n o w has one t h i n g in c o m m o n w i t h t h e m i l l i o n a i r e s . Even Bernie Sanders w i t h all his r h e t o r i c he cares a b o u t t h e poor, Sanders' r e c e n t l y p u r c h a s e d a l a k e f r o n t h o m e t h a t is w o r t h m o r e t h a n H a i f a M i l l i o n Dollars. Sanders' l a k e f r o n t h o m e was sold for $ 5 7 5 , 0 0 0 in A u g u s t 2016, a c c o r d i n g to t h e real e s t a t e l i s t i n g . It's l o c a t e d in N o r t h Hero, V e r m o n t . N o r t h Hero, l o c a t e d in Grand Isle C o u n t y , is a t o w n of only 803 p e o p l e . This is his t h i r d h o m e . The g r e a t t h i n g a b o u t b e i n g a n a v o w e d s o c i a l i s t is t h a t you get to p o s t u r e as a self-righteous man of the people w i t h o u t foregoing the benefits of wealth. The D e m o c r a t p a r t y has b e c o m e a p a r t y t h a t i s s u p p o r t i n g d e m o n i c a c t i v i t y such as a b o r t i o n s t h a t reaches back in h i s t o r y to Margaret Sanger a n d P l a n n e d P a r e n t h o o d . In A m e r i c a began in t h e panic t o solve w h a t some c a l l e d t h e "Negro p r o b l e m . " The t a r g e t s of t h i s c a m p a i g n i n A m e r i c a w e r e poor p e o p l e , the unemployed, non-English-speaking i m m i g r a n t s , b u t m o s t o f all A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n s . This v u l n e r a b l e p o p u l a t i o n , c o m p o s e d largely of ex-slaves and t h e i r c h i l d r e n , was i d e n t i f i e d in t h e 1880s as a " t h r e a t " t o t h e "racial h e a l t h " and progress of t h e U n i t e d States. The R e p u b l i c a n Party offers " m o r a l c l a r i t y " As a Christian I support "pro-life." I honestly prefer t h e R e p u b l i c a n v i s i o n of a m o r a l o r d e r t o t h e one o f f e r e d b y t h e D e m o c r a t party. Such as gay m a r r i a g e . The book of Leviticus makes a lot m o r e sense w h e n you t h i n k o f a n c i e n t l a w g i v e r s f i r s t sorting everything things


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out (gay male sex,) Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. Some are under the assumption that, while the Bible condemns gay sex between men, it nowhere condemns being a lesbian/lesbianism. So, does the Bible in fact condemn male homosexuality, but not lesbianism? Romans 1:26-27 puts this invalid assumption to rest: "For this reason Cod gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another so could women and Cod condemned it. When Republicans say that Democrats "just don't get it," this is the "it" to which they refer. I will never forget Obama's smart remark about guns and religion. Obama was caught in an uncharacteristic moment of loose language. Referring to working-class voters in old industrial towns calling them (bible toting gun owners) He is right on point there Republicans love their Bibles and guns. I love the Bible and shooting targets at the gun range with friends. What do think about burning the American flag that our soldiers die for? Soldiers Don't Fight So Protesters Can Burn the Flag They Died to Protect it. When veterans counter-protest against this behavior, some people suggest that they should not protest saying soldiers die so that others might have the freedom to burn the flag in the public square. They understand neither freedom nor flag. Flag burning is wrong, purely and simply. Deep down everyone knows it, but many are afraid to admit it. However, they should at least realize that they insult the soldier when saying he dies so that others can burn the flag. That is an idiotic idea. Such people follow the wornout liberal dogma that confuses freedom and license. They define freedom as doing anything one wants to do as long as it does not hurt others. This is to misunderstand

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n a t u r a l l i b e r t y . This liberal way of t h i n k i n g t u r n s " f r e e d o m " i n t o a means of j u s t i f y i n g t h e p r a c t i c e of vice, g r a t i f y i n g passions or d i v i d i n g t h e n a t i o n . This k i n d o f " f r e e d o m " resents a u t h o r i t y , order and r e s t r a i n t of all types. Inside this d e f i n i t i o n , they i n v e n t t h e " f r e e d o m " to b u r n t h e f l a g . To suggest t h a t a soldier m i g h t die so t h a t o t h e r s can have t h e f r e e d o m t o d o s o m e t h i n g w r o n g goes against e v e r y t h i n g t h e soldier stands for. Likewise, those w h o t h i n k soldiers die t o d e f e n d f l a g burning misunderstand freedom's true n a t u r e . They also do not u n d e r s t a n d t h e f l a g . The flag is not j u s t a piece of c l o t h . The flag is a visible s y m b o l t h a t invites i n d i v i d u a l s to t h i n k b e y o n d t h e i r s e l f - i n t e r e s t . It represents a m o r a l c o m m i t m e n t to t h e c o m m o n good of t h e c o l l e c t i v e e n t i t y c a l l e d A m e r i c a . The visible flag represents t h e i n v i s i b l e b o n d s t h a t link A m e r i c a n s t o g e t h e r as a p e o p l e . It expresses those c o m m o n ties t h a t u n i t e A m e r i c a n s past, present and f u t u r e . I n d e e d , t h e flag belongs to no p o l i t i c a l party, social class or special i n t e r e s t lobby. It belongs to everyone and rises above t h e p e t t y i n t r i g u e s and p o l i t i c s of t h e day. The flag honors a c o l l e c t i v e vision of w h a t A m e r i c a was, is, and m i g h t be. It is t h e c e l e b r a t i o n of w h a t is c a l l e d t h e u n i t a s o r d i n i s , t h a t u n i t y of order t h a t makes up A m e r i c a . It is a s y m b o l of t h e c o m m i t m e n t m a d e by all A m e r i c a n s to be a m e m b e r of t h e n a t i o n . That is w h y t h e soldier f i g h t s for t h e flag and is b u r i e d w i t h one d r a p e d a t o p his c o f f i n . It is s y m b o l i c of his g i v i n g of his e n t i r e self to t h e c o m m o n good o f t h e n a t i o n . The u n i o n f r o m t h i s selfless g i v i n g is so great t h a t flag and soldier a l m o s t f o r m a single w h o l e . A t t a c k i n g and b u r n i n g t h e flag is like a t t a c k i n g t h e soldier. W h e n l i b e r a l protesters b u r n t h e flag in t h e p u b l i c square, t h e y are not j u s t b u r n i n g a m a t e r i a l piece of c l o t h , b u t rather a s y m b o l t h a t does not b e l o n g e n t i r e l y to t h e m . The flag belongs to all A m e r i c a n s . F l a g - b u r n i n g is w r o n g because t h e y are d e s t r o y i n g s o m e t h i n g t h a t belongs to others and have no r i g h t to deface it. In these t i m e s of m o r a l r e l a t i v i s m , it needs to be said. Soldiers do not die so t h a t others m i g h t do w r o n g . Freedom is not a license. The flag belongs to all A m e r i c a n s . F l a g - b u r n i n g is w r o n g . R e p u b l i c a n care a b o u t t h e poor and c h i l d r e n ! As T r u m p is t r y i n g to do w i t h j o b s and not .


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food stamps and w e l f a r e by t e a c h i n g people how to fish so they can feed t h e i r f a m i l i e s . It is way b a t t e r for some to teach you how to fish so you can feed yourself and f a m i l y t h e n you d e p e n d i n g on t h e m g i v i n g you fish and keeping you slave. I c o u l d go on and on and on but these are j u s t some of t h e reasons I am a proud Republican


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On January 20, D o n a l d T r u m p s i g n e d his first o f f i c i a l d o c u m e n t s as p r e s i d e n t , a n d observers have since t a k e n t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o s c r u t i n i z e his s i g n a t u r e . In a d d i t i o n to a d i s t i n c t a p p e a r a n c e , w h i c h Q u a r t z has c o m p a r e d to an earthquake reading, it reportedly t o o k h i m six to seven seconds to w r i t e t h e 11 l e t t e r s of his n a m e ; in c o n t r a s t , Barack O b a m a was at least t h r e e t i m e s faster i n w r i t i n g his. As Marc 3. Seifer, a h a n d w r i t i n g analyst, e x p l a i n e d t o the media outlet about Trump's s i g n a t u r e , "It's a long n a m e a n d he w r i t e s every l e t t e r , a l t h o u g h m o s t of it is up a n d d o w n angles. The i m a g e of his s i g n a t u r e is i m p o r t a n t to h i m and so he takes a b i t of t i m e to get it r i g h t . " M e a n w h i l e , Tracey Trussell, a U.K.based e x p e r t , is q u o t e d as t e l l i n g The I n d e p e n d e n t , "His s i g n a t u r e transmits wild ambition, d y n a m i s m , bravery a n d fearlessness ... He's h u n g r y for p o w e r and has b o t h d e t e r m i n a t i o n and stubbornness in spades." A n d c e r t i f i e d analyst K a t h i M c K n i g h t t o l d Us W e e k l y t h a t " t h e razor sharp w r i t i n g , f u l l of p o i n t s and w e d g e s , reveals s o m e o n e w h o s e m i n d is e x t r e m e l y a n a l y t i c a l . " H a n d w r i t i n g analysis, also c a l l e d g r a p h o l o g y , f a c t o r s in e l e m e n t s like a l e g i b i l i t y , w o r d s p a c i n g , a n d l e t t e r angles t o h e l p assess an i n d i v i d u a l ' s p e r s o n a l i t y .


PyM 18:1 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer: My God, my strength, in w h o m I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. David had a personal relationship w i t h Cod and because of it he could say that Cod is his rock and fortress and deliverer. David came to know Cod as such in a t i m e of being pursued by his enemy, King Saul. The Lord is my rock signifies that God is a firm foundation and offers stability to those w h o look to h i m in their t i m e of need. Our relationship w i t h God should be no different from a parent and their child, w h o provides a similar foundation in giving that child reassurance of a stable life i.e. shelter, food, clothing, advice, and instruction. David often looked to God for all these things before and during his reign as king. ...and my fortress establishes that God is our protection. Because God is our fortress, many enemies w a n t e d to destroy us but could not. We know that a fortress keeps things out but it also

keeps things in. Can you recall a t i m e in your life w h e n God was a fortress for you? ...and my deliverer shows forth that He is a Savior to those w h o call upon him in their t i m e of trouble. God had delivered David out of many situations that w o u l d have otherwise defeated him. King Saul became a relentless enemy to David but despite his efforts, God delivered David. We all have been in situations that it could have only been God w h o delivered us. David further acknowledges that God is his strength and how he trusted God w h e n his life was in jeopardy. As children of the Most High God, we too, must draw strength from God and only trust him through it all because he will be there w i t h and for you. God shows us in various ways that He is our refuge. It is in that place of refuge we find provision and protection. Just like a child looks to their parent and never questioning whether the parent will be there, they c o m e confidently. We should expect nothing less from God.


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We do not have to fret or be fearful of an enemy or any situation knowing that God is our refuge. Psalms 37:1 states "Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity." (NKJV) God takes delight in being our refuge, our rock, our fortress, and our deliverer. This is His responsibility as our heavenly Father. Nothing happens without His knowledge; therefore, be confident that He has already made a way of escape or deliverance from that situation. David had no doubt in his mind, heart, or spirit that each time he needed God, our Heavenly Father, that he wouldn't be there. Even when David sinned, he knew that he could go to God and let us also have that same assurance within ourselves. The only way to experience and know for yourself that God is your refuge is by having a personal relationship with Him. It is only in our going through that we can find God to be many things to us. In a time of sickness, He's a healer; in a time of bondage, He's a deliverer; in a time of needing food, water, and clothing, He's a provider; in a time of homelessness, He's our shelter; in a time of confusion and chaos, He's our peace; in a time when we don't know which way to go, He's our guide/com pass; in a time of pain or disappointment, He's our joy.

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W h e n y o u ' r e in a place of refuge, you do not have t o g o w i t h o u t b u t r a t h e r your q u a l i t y of life can s t i l l be a g o o d one. David never l a c k e d or w e n t w i t h o u t his d a i l y necessities w h e n he had to h i d e f r o m King Saul or any of his e n e m i e s . David always k n e w w h e r e to go in his t i m e of t r o u b l e or distress. Do you always k n o w w h e r e to go in your t i m e o f t r o u b l e o r distress? K n o w w i t h all c e r t a i n t y t h a t God is your refuge in any s i t u a t i o n or no m a t t e r t h e e n e m y . Make God your r e f u g e , your rock, your fortress, a n d your d e l i v e r e r . Let H i m be your s t r e n g t h . David m a d e his r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h God very personal by saying "my". Don't t r e a t God like He's so far away because He is always near His p e o p l e . Make H i m your o w n "my" God, my healer, my d e l i v e r e r , my fortress, my p r o v i d e r , my p r o t e c t o r , my heavenly Father.


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After the owners of Dunamis Christian Church's building in Failsworth said they were selling up, Mary and David Lunt asked their congregation for help...Pastors had their prayers answered after their flock rallied round to buy their church donating £60,000 in an hour. Mary and David Lunt had been renting Dunamis Christian Church's building in Failsworth until the owners said they were selling up. The church, on Thorley Street, was faced with the task of raising £200,000 by the end of November 2016 to buy the building outright - or the owners from whom they were renting would put it on the open market. Initially pastors Mary and David were told they could not get a mortgage because the church has not been established as a charity for four years. However, a representative from their bank visited the church and not long after they were told they could get a mortgage for £140,000,

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BUT WOULD HAVE TO RAISE THE REST OF THE £60,000 THEMSELVES. DAVID, 49, SAID: "WE STOOD IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH AND ASKED IF YOU, AS A CONGREGATION, CAN CLUB TOGETHER. WITHIN ONE HOUR WE HAD £60,000.

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"We're very pleased — it brings a lot of peace of mind for everyone" Mary, 51, said: "I stood before the congregation and I said sometimes things don't always go how you want them to. I said: 'I'm sorry this building has been sold'. I heard a load of gasps. Then I said, 'to us!' "They were jumping off their seats. The whole church is ecstatic. It's a massive achievement for the community to get the building back in the hands of the community. It's such a relief." Mary and David moved into the building in July 2013 which was previously New Life Church. The couple previously ran a church


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f r o m a c o m m u n i t y c e n t r e in Droylsden until they o u t g r e w it and n e e d e d a n e w b u i l d i n g The site, originally an ice-cream factory, was bought and built by the founding members and trustees of New Life, and completed in 1997. It was then extended in 2002 to create classrooms. In 2012, the church merged with the Audacious Church in Manchester and was renamed the East Campus. The trustees signed over the ownership of the building to Audacious. Eventually the church closed, until pastors Mary and David moved in. The church currently runs a bookshop and a popular community cafe every Wednesday. Anyone who is homeless or an asylum seeker gets a free breakfast. They have big plans and hope it will be used by the whole community. "We're delighted for the people who have been here for their entire adult life," said David. "We want to start establishing working with groups, like the homeless, lower income groups and have a mums and tots groups. We want to be able to have after school clubs and job clubs." Mary added: "It has been a generational church for a lot of families. The thought of taking it away from them was unbearable." The church will have an official celebration on its seventh birthday in October.

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D o n a l d T r u m p is t h e A m e r i c a n P r e s i d e n t and our best hope for A m e r i c a to recover from a corrupt elite organization that has v i c t i m i z e d A m e r i c a n s since t h e 1920's. The M u s l i m B r o t h e r h o o d has always b a c k e d and m a n i p u l a t e d t h e D e m o c r a t i c Party in t h e U.S. and it's w e l l d o c u m e n t e d . Slowly integrating their governmental ideology of world domination throughout western c i v i l i z a t i o n . D o n a l d T r u m p was t h e f o u n d a t i o n o f A m e r i c a n values t h a t every A m e r i c a n c i t i z e n , soldier, and p a t r i o t r e c o g n i z e d as t h e i r w a y o u t of t h e Islamic t h r e e steps t o j i h a d b a t t l e p l a n t h e Islamic n a t i o n s had p u t in place. D o n a l d T r u m p was a t r u e A m e r i c a n ; an A m e r i c a n success story w i t h a h i s t o r y of c a r i n g and o f b e i n g w h a t every A m e r i c a n w a n t e d to be in A m e r i c a . T r u m p was a w a r d e d t h e Nobel Peace Prize r i g h t next to Rosa Parks a t r u e h u m a n i t a r i a n and s u p p o r t e r of c i v i l r i g h t s . He was a wealthy American and Christian; the m i s c o n c e p t i o n t h a t he is evil because he lived an A m e r i c a n d r e a m is h y p o c r i t i c a l at best. A m a n w h o like all of us f o u g h t t o o t h a n d nail to achieve his d r e a m s and w a s n ' t a f r a i d t o m a k e t h i n g s h a p p e n ; for h i m s e l f a n d for t h o s e a r o u n d h i m . He has loved g a m b l e d , shared d r i n k and m e r r i m e n t w i t h f a m i l y and f r i e n d s . Just like every blue b l o o d e d A m e r i c a n o u t there.

He has always been a m a n t h a t s u p p o r t s t h e r i g h t s of o t h e r s a n d he has always been a c o r n e r s t o n e of s t a n d i n g his ground against the s t u p i d i t y of u n q u a l i f i e d g o v e r n m e n t a l policies a n d p e r s o n n e l . He is by all r i g h t s t h e A m e r i c a n we all are and he is in a p o s i t i o n o f success t h a t all A m e r i c a n s strive to be i n . The M u s l i m B r o t h e r h o o d has always t u r n e d p e a c e f u l c o u n t r i e s i n t o Islamic Slave n a t i o n s j u s t look at L e b a n o n , Iraq, S u d a n ; every c o u n t r y t h a t is an Islamic n a t i o n was once n o t an Islamic n a t i o n . Most w e r e less v i o l e n t and had a l l o t m o r e f r e e d o m before Islam enslaved t h e m , A m e r i c a n p e o p l e seen t h a t ; and w a n t e d no part of it. T r u m p s t o o d for A m e r i c a n Values a n d beliefs that were placed in the constitution w h e n A m e r i c a was f o u n d e d , h e s t o o d for t h e p e o p l e a n d t h a t was w h a t A m e r i c a n e e d e d in 2017 was a f o u n d i n g f a t h e r m e n t a l i t y i n t h e g o v e r n m e n t . Some may not like t h e f a c t he isn't t h e D e m o c r a t i c M u s l i m B r o t h e r h o o d a g e n t t h e y have been raised to f o l l o w b l i n d l y b u t he is what America needed. A man w i t h backbone and the knowledge to build and g r o w a business, a c r e a t i v e m i n d in t h e m i s t o f t h e darkness t o s h o w A m e r i c a n s w h a t it was to be an A m e r i c a n . To restore t h e values of t h e first i m m i g r a n t s w h o c a m e t o A m e r i c a w i t h five d o l l a r s i n t h e i r p o c k e t , n o h o m e and no f r i e n d s or f a m i l y .


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W h o s l e p t on t h e streets s h o w e r e d in a w a s h pan and w e n t o u t to f i n d w o r k and b u i l t a f u t u r e in A m e r i c a . We as A m e r i c a n s have f o r g o t t e n our f o r e f a t h e r ' s s t r u g g l e s , w e have f o r g o t t e n t h e t r u t h o f our history, and i t i s m u d d l e d w i t h g o v e r n m e n t a l m a n i p u l a t i o n a n d d i s i n f o r m a t i o n . People c l a i m v i c t i m - h o o d w h o k n o w s n o t h i n g o f t h e i r h i s t o r y o r t h e successes o f t h e i r t r u e ancestors. We in A m e r i c a are a lost n a t i o n w h o has lived on t h e d i s i n f o r m a t i o n of a c o r r u p t g o v e r n m e n t p a r t y w h o has g o t t e n rich o n t h e b l o o d o f A m e r i c a n i g n o r a n c e a n d t h e M u s l i m B r o t h e r h o o d s purse s t r i n g s . T r u m p a n d his f a m i l y s t a n d as a b e a c o n o f hope; not o n l y for C h r i s t i a n i t y b u t for A m e r i c a n values t h a t b u i l t t h e w o r l d ' s b l u e p r i n t on b u i l d i n g a t h r i v i n g c o u n t r y w h e r e f r e e d o m was a t r u e r e a l i t y . A m e r i c a needs to save i t s e l f in o r d e r to be a b e a c o n of h u m a n i t y a n d f r e e d o m for t h e w o r l d once a g a i n . T r u m p i s t h e best hope for A m e r i c a t o s t o p t h e M u s l i m B r o t h e r h o o d s t h r e e steps to j i h a d m o v e m e n t and to secure a f u t u r e for g e n e r a t i o n s to c o m e . He is a C h r i s t i a n a n d believes in t h e values C h r i s t i a n i t y b r i n g s t o t h e h u m a n race, he is not p e r f e c t b u t b e i n g C h r i s t i a n is not b e i n g p e r f e c t , it is s t r i v i n g to be a b e t t e r h u m a n b e i n g a n d a b e t t e r C h r i s t i a n t o d a y t h a n you w e r e t h e day b e f o r e . T r u m p is a C h r i s t i a n Leader p u t t i n g Cod back i n t o t h e b r o k e n n a t i o n t h a t needs h i m to be a b e t t e r C h r i s t i a n everyday t h a n t h e day he was b e f o r e . That A m e r i c a is t h e m a n A m e r i c a V o t e d for.

1,11, RAVEN YOUNGBLOOD Church of American Christianity International


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The United States is in the midst of a 44 year holocaust. Most Americans, believers and unbelievers alike, are going about our business as usual. According to Guttmacher, approximately one out of every three American women will have an abortion by the age of 45. In Biblical terms: one out of three women (and men) in the USA will murder their own child by the age of 45. According to the CDC the number one cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease which claims roughly 600,000 souls annually. According to God, who does not dehumanize children in the womb as the CDC does, the number one cause of death in the U.S. is Child Sacrifice which claims roughly 1 million souls annually. Since the American Revolution, the combined casualties of Americans in all of our wars is 651,031 men and women. Since Roe v. Wade there have been over 60 million children murdered in the womb (this is only the documented number and does not include the countless killed by hormonal birth control. Plan B, and the discarded children of IVF procedures).In 2016, Chicago made national headline news for being one of the most murderous cities in the U.S. with a whopping 762 murders in 365 days. What did not make headline news was that 3,200 children are murdered in the womb every single day in the U.S. The number of children we kill in one day would take the murderous gangsters of Chicago 5 years to pull off. In New York, more black children are executed than born. The womb of a woman is the most dangerous place in the United States.


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What is the Christian response? How is a Christian to live in a culture that protects murdering children? What does Christianity look like in a National holocaust? Firstly, as people of the Book, everything we do should be guided by Cod's Word. Cod's Word is inerrant and sufficient. We know from reading Cod's Word that Jesus Christ entered the place of the incarnation, the w o m b of a woman, and was born as wholly Cod and wholly man (Matthew 1:18). We know that we humans are made in Cod's image (Genesis 1:27).

We k n o w t h a t God k n i t s us t o g e t h e r in t h e w o m b (Psalm 139:13). God also says He f o r m s us in t h e w o m b ( J e r e m i a h 1:5). God is m i n d f u l of m e n a n d He set m a n k i n d t o t a k e d o m i n i o n a n d t o rule over His o t h e r w o r k s ( P s a l m 8). Our God has MUCH to say a b o u t t h e hands t h a t shed i n n o c e n t b l o o d . God c o m m a n d s us not t o m u r d e r h u m a n beings (Exodus 20:13). We also k n o w God hates t h e hands t h a t shed i n n o c e n t b l o o d (Proverbs 6:17). The b l o o d of m a n is so precious that murderers must be put to d e a t h (Exodus 21:14).


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If s o m e o n e in t h e P r o m i s e d Land w e r e to a c c i d e n t a l l y k i l l a n o t h e r person, t h e y w o u l d have to flee to c i t i e s of refuge to be safe f r o m t h e v i c t i m ' s avengers u n t i l t h e y c o u l d face t r i a l (Exodus 21:13, Joshua 20:7-8). There is g e o g r a p h i c c u l p a b i l i t y for b l o o d s h e d and i n n o c e n t b l o o d m u s t be a t o n e d for ( D e u t e r o n o m y 21:1-9). There is also N a t i o n a l g u i l t t h a t all p a r t a k e in w h e n a N a t i o n p r o t e c t s a n d p e r p e t u a t e s great i n j u s t i c e a n d b l o o d s h e d . W h e n i n j u s t i c e a b o u n d s God c a n ' t even bear to see His c o v e n a n t p e o p l e p r a c t i c e r e l i g i o u s rites, assemblies a n d c e r e m o n i e s if t h e y are not a c t i v e l y seeking t o a l l e v i a t e t h e i n j u s t i c e in t h e Land (Isaiah 1, A m o s 5, J e r e m i a h 7). So back to t h e t i t l e - "Stop Being a Pro-Lifer". W h e n I say t h i s I do not m e a n s t o p b e l i e v i n g B i b l i c a l t h i n g s a b o u t life and t h e s a n c t i t y of life. I am not saying s t o p a d v o c a t i n g for l i t t l e babies and I am not saying s t o p seeking to h e l p w o m e n w h o need h e l p . As an abolitionist of human abortion the b i g g e s t h u r d l e I face w h e n s p e a k i n g w i t h f e l l o w b r o t h e r s and sisters in Christ a b o u t t h e p l i g h t o f t h e p r e - b o r n , aside f r o m r a m p a n t a p a t h y , is those w h o have been e n s n a r e d by t h e Pro Life m o v e m e n t ' s u n b i b l i c a l ideology and t a c t i c s of w a r f a r e . B e c a u s e I believe m a n y of t h e believers w h o are a c t i v e l y "ProLife" have g o o d i n t e n t i o n s a n d seek to obey God - I w a n t to shed l i g h t on some of these ideas and t a c t i c s t h a t are o p p o s e d to S c r i p t u r e so t h a t these believers may be e d i f i e d and r e p e n t f r o m t h i n g s and ideas t h e y may be h o l d i n g t h a t are in o p p o s i t i o n to God's W o r d . . I w o u l d like to p o i n t o u t as one w h o is "in the trenches" that the majority of believers are NOT a c t i v e in t h e t r u e sense of t h e w o r d - and I pray t h a t t h e y may

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read t h i s and do w h a t s o e v e r t h i n g s Jesus c o m m a n d s - love God, love n e i g h b o r , and be salt and l i g h t in a c u l t u r e t h a t loves d e a t h . . It's t i m e to w a k e up! It's t i m e to s t o p i g n o r i n g these p r e c i o u s c h i l d r e n w h o have NO ONE! Repent w i t h me! Because t h e r e a r e n ' t f o r m a l i d e o l o g i c a l t e n e t s of t h e Pro-Life m o v e m e n t (I have seen Life P r i n c i p l e s ) , I w i l l list t h e B i b l i c a l t e n e t s of A b o l i t i o n i s m . In next month's article I w i l l begin to contrast the ideological tenets of Abolitionism w i t h t y p i c a l Pro-Life i d e o l o g y (there are always e x c e p t i o n s and p e o p l e t e n d t o believe d i f f e r e n t t h i n g s in some cases). I w i l l also s h o w w h e r e Pro-Life t a c t i c s actually impede or oppose the actual a b o l i t i o n of a b o r t i o n ! I w i l l focus heavily on t h e Bible and h o w God e x p e c t s His p e o p l e t o r e s p o n d t o n a t i o n a l sins like C h i l d Sacrifice. Tenets o f A b o l i t i o n i s m : 1. B i b l i c a l : We strive to b r i n g t h e t r u t h revealed in God's W o r d i n t o c o n f l i c t w i t h t h e w o r l d l y w i s d o m o f m a n . Rather t h a n leaving t h e Bible o u t of our e n g a g e m e n t s , we are d e t e r m i n e d to that it should be the f o u n d a t i o n for e v e r y t h i n g t h a t w e d o . The c o n c e p t of a b o l i t i o n i s m (the r e m o v a l of evils) is d e r i v e d f r o m t h e w o r d of God. I t f o l l o w s f r o m t h e call t o d o j u s t i c e , love mercy, and w a l k h u m b l y w i t h our God (Micah 6:8). God's p e o p l e are e x p l i c i t l y instructed to wash themselves, make t h e m s e l v e s c l e a n , and r e m o v e t h e evil of t h e i r deeds f r o m his s i g h t , to cease to do e v i l , learn g o o d , seek j u s t i c e , reprove t h e r u t h l e s s , d e f e n d t h e o r p h a n and p l e a d for t h e w i d o w (Isaiah 1: 16-17). The Bible does not m e r e l y c o m m a n d believers t o a b s t a i n f r o m evils b u t also to "expose


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t h e m " (Ephesians 5:11). A b o l i t i o n i s m also f o l l o w s f r o m t h e p r a c t i c e o f "pure and u n d e f i l e d r e l i g i o n " : t o look after t h e o r p h a n s ( a b a n d o n e d c h i l d r e n ) and w i d o w s ( w o m e n i n need) i n t h e i r a f f l i c t i o n , a n d t o keep o n e s e l f u n s t a i n e d by t h e w o r l d (James 1:27).The w o r k of a b o l i t i o n is also r e q u i r e d if we are to c o n s i s t e n t l y keep t h e t w o great c o m m a n d m e n t s in a c u l t u r e t h a t d e h u m a n i z e s a n d destroys our f e l l o w i m a g e bearers and n e i g h b o r s (Luke 4:1819). A b o l i t i o n i s m also stands or falls on the t r u t h of two interrelated theological p r o p o s i t i o n s d e r i v e d f r o m t h e Bible and n o w h e r e else. i. H u m a n beings are c r e a t e d in t h e i m a g e of God a n d r e f l e c t His i m a g e , i i . The Creator H i m s e l f b e c a m e a m a n in o r d e r to rescue m a n k i n d f r o m sin, selfd e s t r u c t i o n , d e a t h , and e t e r n a l s e p a r a t i o n f r o m God. H i s t o r i c a l l y , these t w o p r o p o s i t i o n s have laid t h e f o u n d a t i o n s for all h u m a n r i g h t s m o v e m e n t s and c a m p a i g n s for h u m a n e q u a l i t y . They have been a b u l w a r k standing between h u m a n i t y and the m o n s t r o u s i n h u m a n i t i e s o f history. Slavery a b o l i t i o n i s t W i l l i a m Lloyd Garrison c a l l e d t h e b e l i e f t h a t God c r e a t e d m a n in his o w n i m a g e "a d e a t h b l o w to all c l a i m s of s u p e r i o r i t y , to all charges of i n f e r i o r i t y , to all u s u r p a t i o n , t o all oppressive d o m i n i o n . " 2. P r o v i d e n t i a l : We rely on t h e P r o v i d e n c e of God, not the pragmatism of man. Abolitionists do not t r u s t in w a r - h o r s e s or c h a r i o t s . We t r u s t i n t h e s p i r i t u a l means and m e t h o d s God has g i v e n to us in His W o r d .

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A b o l i t i o n i s t s have always c r i e d , " d u t y is ours, t h e results are God's!" We look to t h e S p i r i t of God to lead us, b e l i e v i n g He is our ever p r e s e n t g u i d e a n d t h a t He is not s i l e n t . W e d e p e n d u p o n t h e P r o v i d e n c e a n d S o v e r e i g n t y of God. "... He g i v e t h to all life, and b r e a t h , a n d all t h i n g s . " (Acts 17:25) It is t h e p o w e r of God w o r k i n g t h r o u g h His Holy S p i r i t t h a t c h a n g e s hearts. Yet we a c k n o w l e d g e t h a t God has d e e m e d m e n a c t i v e p a r t i c i p a n t s in t h i s d r a m a . He gives us c h o i c e s , a n d these choices have c o n s e q u e n c e s . (Matt. 9:38, Acts 27:22,31) We are c a l l e d to be f a i t h f u l - to w a l k in r i g h t e o u s n e s s - to speak t h e t r u t h in love -and t o t r u s t i n h i m above our o w n understanding. 3. G o s p e l - C e n t e r e d : We recognize that the chief weapon we possess in t h e f i g h t a g a i n s t a b o r t i o n is t h e g o s p e l . A b o r t i o n is sin a n d t h e o n l y answer for sin is r e p e n t a n c e a n d a saving f a i t h in t h e f i n i s h e d w o r k of Christ. The Gospel alone can t r u l y a n d p e r m a n e n t l y mobilize human action, motivate moral behavior, and m a n d a t e c o n s i s t e n t , c o m p a s s i o n a t e social j u s t i c e . It b r i n g s r e d e m p t i o n f r o m d e s t r u c t i o n ; it is t h e w e l l s p r i n g o f love, hope, and j o y , a n d t h e real answer to a b o r t i o n . Christ's Great C o m m i s s i o n t o t h e c h u r c h i s not l i m i t e d to e v a n g e l i s m , b u t also r e q u i r e s d i s c i p l e s h i p . Christ t o l d his d i s c i p l e s t o "Teach... t h e m to observe all t h i n g s w h a t s o e v e r I have c o m m a n d e d you." (Matt. 28:20) C h r i s t i a n , f a i t h f u l l y obey t h e Great C o m m i s s i o n ! Love God w i t h your all your heart, soul, and m i n d . Call all m e n t o f a i t h and r e p e n t a n c e . Teach a n d e x h o r t o b e d i e n c e t o all t h a t Christ has c o m m a n d e d . Make d i s c i p l e s t h a t love w h a t God loves and hate w h a t God hates.


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. Make d i s c i p l e s w h o desire - a l o n g w i t h t h e i r Father in Heaven - to seek j u s t i c e , to correct oppression, and to take up the cause of t h e 3,500 a b a n d o n e d c h i l d r e n w h o are m u r d e r e d every day. If we love our p r e b o r n n e i g h b o r s as we love ourselves, w e w i l l n o t rest u n t i l a b o r t i o n is a b o l i s h e d . We are c o m m i t t e d to an uncompromising adherence to the good news t h a t God s t e p p e d d o w n i n t o h u m a n h i s t o r y as Jesus Christ. He was c o n c e i v e d in t h e w o m b of a y o u n g , u n m a r r i e d w o m a n w h o d i d not choose t o be w i t h c h i l d . He lived a sinless life, and by His d e a t h r e d e e m e d a lost, w a n d e r i n g , a n d w i c k e d p e o p l e f r o m sin, p u n i s h m e n t and eternal separation from God. The fullness of t h e Gospel of God is s u p r e m e above all p h i l o s o p h i e s a n d i d e o l o g i e s a n d w i t h o u t t h e Gospel t h e r e w o u l d be no call for, or means of. Abolition. 4. Body Driven: We believe t h a t A b o l i t i o n is an O b l i g a t i o n of t h e C h u r c h . We seek to a w a k e n t h e C h u r c h t o f u l f i l l her o r d a i n e d p u r p o s e to be salt and l i g h t in t h i s sin s p o i l e d and d a r k e n e d w o r l d . The p r i m a r y means Cod has o r d a i n e d to d i s p l a y his m a n i f o l d w i s d o m t o t h e w o r l d is t h r o u g h his p e o p l e , his b o d y a n d b r i d e . The c h u r c h m u s t t a k e t h e gospel t o t h e ends o f t h e e a r t h a n d b r i n g i t i n t o c o n f l i c t w i t h every d a r k deed o f m a n . C h r i s t i a n s are t o "abhor t h a t w h i c h is e v i l ; cleave to t h a t w h i c h is g o o d " (Rom. 12:9), to expose evil (Eph. 5:11), and to destroy the ungodly t h i n k i n g that d e f e n d s evil (2 Cor. 10:5). We are e x h o r t e d t o rescue t h e w e a k f r o m d e a t h , snatch the falling from flames, and hold back t h e s t u m b l i n g f r o m t h e s l a u g h t e r .

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5. I m m e d i a t e and U n c o m p r o m i s i n g : The evil of a b o r t i o n w i l l o n l y be o v e r c o m e by t h e p e o p l e of God c o n q u e r i n g t h e deeds of darkness "by t h e b l o o d o f t h e Lamb, and t h e W o r d o f t h e i r t e s t i m o n y " , l o v i n g not t h e i r lives even u n t o d e a t h . (Rev. 12:11) Just as C h r i s t i a n s i n 19th c e n t u r y A m e r i c a w o u l d have been h y p o c r i t i c a l a n d c a l l o u s to hold an anti-slavery position while doing n o t h i n g t o e n d t h e p r a c t i c e , w e believe t h a t all C h r i s t i a n s are c a l l e d t o t h e ( n o n v i o l e n t ) task o f w o r k i n g t o e n d a b o r t i o n rather than merely believing t h a t a b o r t i o n is w r o n g . "...Faith, if it h a t h not w o r k s , is d e a d " (Jam. 2:17) If we love our p r e b o r n n e i g h b o r s as we love ourselves, we w i l l not cease to a g i t a t e our c u l t u r e and assist our neighbors until the blood of the most helpless a n d i n n o c e n t m e m b e r s o f our s o c i e t y ceases to f l o w as a river t h r o u g h this land. A b o l i t i o n is c a r r i e d o u t by p r o v o k i n g a clash of a b s o l u t e s b e t w e e n t h e ways of God a n d t h e w i s d o m o f m a n . I n next m o n t h ' s a r t i c l e , Lord w i l l i n g , w e w i l l b e g i n laying these t e n e t s and t h e i r p r a c t i c a l a p p l i c a t i o n s next t o h o w t h e Pro Life m o v e m e n t has been o p e r a t i n g for t h e last 44 years. May t h e Lord o p e n t h e eyes of our N a t i o n ! May God's p e o p l e rise up! May we s t o p s i m p l y h o l d i n g m o r a l o p i n i o n s and a c t u a l l y a p p l y our f a i t h in all areas of life! May t h e great N a t i o n a l evil of a b o r t i o n be a b o l i s h e d in Jesus' Name!


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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN, CHRISTIANITY & CHRISTIANS BELIEFS BY S U S A N N A JOSEPH The answer to t h e q u e s t i o n , w h a t is a Christian? W i l l vary g r e a t l y d e p e n d i n g o n w h o m you ask. To some it means you w e r e b o r n in a C h r i s t i a n n a t i o n or a f a m i l y . To o t h e r it means you believe in Jesus and His t e a c h i n g s . Yet o t h e r use t h e w o r d " C h r i s t i a n " to speak of a d e e p personal r e l a t i o n a l s h i p b e t w e e n Jesus Christ and an i n d i v i d u a l . The w o r d " C h r i s t i a n " Means f o l l o w e r of Christ. The f o l l o w e r of t h e Christ (Christians) base t h e i r beliefs o n t h e life, t e a c h i n g a n d d e a t h of Jesus Christ. A t r u e C h r i s t i a n is a person w h o a c c e p t s God's g i f t of s a l v a t i o n a n d p u t t h e i r f a i t h in Jesus Christ. A c c o r d i n g t o C h r i s t i a n i t y , s a l v a t i o n is f r e e d o m f r o m t h e o l d sin n a t u r e and f r e e d o m to pursue a r i g h t r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h God,Christians believe t h a t m a n k i n d was c r e a t e d s p e c i f i c a l l y t o have a r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h God, b u t sin s e p a r a t e all m e n f r o m God. C h r i s t i a n i t y p r o c l a i m t h a t Jesus d e a t h on t h e Cross was s u f f i c i e n t to c o m p l e t e l y pay t h e sin d e b t o w e d by all m a n a n d t h i s is w h a t restore t h e b r o k e n r e l a t i o n s h i p b e t w e e n God a n d m a n . C h r i s t i a n i t y is m o r e a b o u t a relationship than religious practices, i n s t e a d of a d h e r i n g to a list of do and d o n ' t t h e goal of a C h r i s t i a n is to c u l t i v a t e a close w a l k w i t h G o d . C h r i s t i a n i t y is a b o u t b e l i e v i n g t h a t Christ d i e d on t h e cross as P a y m e n t for our sins and rose a g a i n .

Our sin d e b t is paid and we can have f e l l o w s h i p w i t h God. We can have v i c t o r y over our sin n a t u r e and w a l k in f e l l o w s h i p and o b e d i e n c e w i t h God, and b e i n g c o n t r o l l e d b y t h e Holy S p i r i t t h a t is s u b m i t t i n g to t h e s p i r i t l e a d i n g is everyday c i r c u m s t a n c e . I n t e r p r e t a t i o n o f t h e Holy Bible a n d t h e p r a c t i c e s of each c h u r c h vary b y d e n o m i n a t i o n s , b u t t h e b e l i e f is one God and Jesus as t h e Messiah is c e n t r a l to all C h r i s t i a n s . Talk t o God and t e l l H i m t h a t you w a n t H i m in your life. R e m e m b e r saying prayer w i l l n o t save you i n d e e d your f a i t h and b e l i e f w i l l save y o u . Father, I k n o w t h a t I have b r o k e n your laws and may sin have s e p a r a t e d f r o m y o u . I am t r u l y sorry, and n o w I w a n t t o t u r n away f r o m m y past s i n f u l life t o w a r d y o u . Please f o r g i v e me. I believe t h a t your Son, Jesus Christ d i e d for my sins w e r e r e s u r r e c t e d f r o m t h e d e a d , is alive a n d hear my prayer. I i n v i t e Jesus to b e c o m e t h e Lord of my life to rule a n d r e i g n in my heart f r o m t h i s day f o r w a r d . Please send your Holy S p i r i t to h e l p me obey you and to do your w i l l for t h e rest of my life. In Jesus n a m e I pray, Amen


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