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Last year, a group of Indonesian men ambushed four girls (men vs girls) as they walked to their Christian school. One of the three survived with serious wounds. The school had been burned down during a previous round of sectarian conflict and later rebuilt.

The police said the heads of the three victims were discovered by local residents some distance from the bodies. The surviving student told the police that there had been six assailants wearing masks and black shirts. The victims were identified as Yarni Sambue (15) Interesia Morangke (16) and Alfita Paulina (19).

The survivor has been identified as Noviana Malewa, who is currently in intensive care at a nearby hospital. The bodies of the girls were left at the site of the attack near a cocoa plantation. The heads were found at separate locations two hours later by residents. One of the heads was found near a church.

They have found the men responsible for the beheadings. Three Muslim men have been charged in the beheadings of three girls in an Indonesian province filled with sectarian tension. More news here, here, here and here.

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Update: The “three Christian high school girls who were beheaded” was a Ramadan “trophy” by Indonesian militants who conceived the idea after a visit to Philippines jihadists, a court heard yesterday.

The girl’s severed heads were dumped in plastic bags in their village in Indonesia’s strife-torn Central Sulawesi province, along with a handwritten note threatening more of such attacks.

The note read: “Wanted: 100 more Christian heads, teenaged or adult, male or female…

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Donald A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He received the Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McGill University, the Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from Cambridge University.

Dr. Carson’s areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil. He is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and the Institute for Biblical Research.

Understanding Postmodernism from a Confessional Stance
Understanding Postmodernism from a Confessional Stance
Why Trust a Cross? Atonement
The Love of God
From Modernism to Postmodernism
Foundations of Knowing
The Talking God
Tough Talk
Love for the Tough-Minded and the Great-Hearted

Openness of God Theology: 1. Portrait of a Limited God (part 1)
Pentecost
The Spirituality of the Gospel of John, Part 1
What is the Real Emerging Church?
Use of the OT in the NT, 3 part series
“The Intolerance of Tolerance”

Update,

Postmodernism and Biblical Illiteracy
First Steps Toward Regrouping
Worldview Evangelism
Apostolic Evangelism of Biblical Illiterates
Faith in the Cross of Christ

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Alvin Plantinga

Alvin Plantinga is a contemporary American philosopher known for his work in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion and support for intelligent design.

Plantinga won a scholarship to Harvard University, but left in 1951 to study at Calvin College where William Harry Jellema was teaching philosophy. Plantinga studied at the University of Michigan from 1954-1955, alongside William Alston. He received his doctorate from Yale University. He began teaching at Wayne State University, spent almost 20 years at Calvin College. His current position is John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Dutch Reformed although he teaches at a Catholic university.

Update on Mp3,

Books by Plantinga,

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Are There Christian Foundations for Political Liberty? At the University of Virginia on 05.03.22

Books,

Lament for a son
Reason within the bounds of religion
Divine discourse : philosophical reflections on the claim that God speaks…
Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic
Educating for shalom : essays on Christian higher education
Until Justice and Peace Embrace: The Kuyper Lectures for 1981…
Educating for life : reflections on Christian teaching and learning…
John Locke and the ethics of belief
Educating for responsible action
On Universals: An Essay in Ontology
Thomas Reid and the story of epistemology
Until Justice & Peace Embrace

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Some of my friends have taken the spot of Ray Comfort at Third Street Promenade. They are out there witnessing on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Effective and Biblical!

 

Ray Comfort

 

Ray Comfort passing out tracts outside a court,

Kirk Cameron witnessing to some gang members,

 

another witnessing example,

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The “famous” Benny Hinn. Many people would go to his crusade to get healing, many people believe in him, many would turn on his programs to get a good laugh, many cannot tolerate him, many think he is a nut, many think he is a heretic, etc……

This is confusing, so who is Benny?

Part 1

Part 2

There seems to be some financial secrets going on?

The Theology of Benny Hinn.

WATCH: The excerpts from Dateline’s Benny Hinn investigation (no wonder Benny sued NBC).

(HT: BH)

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Kramer & Kerry

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Here is the news if you have not been following what Kramer did.

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One day when I was 13 one of our soldiers warned us that we are no longer able to fight and we are going to be attacked viciously that night. He wished us a merciful death as he left. Knowing we were going to be slaughtered that night I put on my Easter dress because I wanted to look pretty when I was dead, knowing that there would be nobody to prepare me for burial. I stood in my dress in front of the mirror crying as my mother combed my long hair and tied a white ribbon in it.  I told her: “please I don’t want to die I’m only 13.”

 

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Brigitte Gabriel (American Congress for Truth) says it all.

Her story and countless other similar stories are all missing from mainline media. I think we can learn from her story.

This is her interview with FrontPage, the same interview also appeared in the Sept/Oct and Nov/Dec 2006 magazine of Israel My Glory.

A lot of people think the Middle East has always been made up of Moslem countries. That is not true. There once were two non-Muslim countries in the Middle East. One is a Jewish state called Israel which is under attack for its existence today and the other was a Christian country called Lebanon now under a Moslem majority controlling influence.

When Lebanon got its independence from France in the 40’s the majority of the population was Christian. We didn’t have any enemies. We were merchant, descendents of the Phoenicians, strong in commerce in which we prospered. In no time Lebanon became the Paris of the Middle East the banking capital of the Middle East. We were the only westernized Arabic speaking country in the region.

The Christians in Lebanon always had problems with the Moslems, but we never thought our neighbors would turn on us. That situation was aggravated by the influx of the Palestinians coming from Jordan after King Hussein kicked them out in Black September. That’s what tipped the scale in Lebanon. Not only had Moslems become the majority but they now also felt empowered by the presence of the Palestinians and Yasser Arafat wanting to attack the Christians, take over Lebanon and use it as a base from which to attack Israel.

When the Moslems and Palestinians declared Jihad on the Christians in 1975 we didn’t even know what that word meant. We had taken them into our country, allowed them to study side by side with us, in our schools and universities. We gave them jobs, shared with them our way of life. We didn’t realize the depth of their hatred to us as infidels. They looked at us as the enemy not as neighbors, friends, employers and colleagues. 

The Lebanese civil war was not between the Lebanese, it was a holly war declared on the Christians by the Muslims of the Middle East.

They started massacring the Christians, city after city.

Horrific events the western media seldom reported. One of the most ghastly acts was the massacre in the Christian City of Damour where thousands of Christians were slaughtered like sheep. The Muslims would enter a bomb shelter, see a mother and a father hiding with a little baby. They would tie one leg of the baby to the mother and one leg to the father and pulled the parents apart splitting the child in half.

A close friend of mine was mentally disturbed because they made her slaughter her own son in a chair. They tied her to a chair, tied a knife to her hand and holding her hand forcing her to cut her own son’s throat. They would urinate and defecate on the altars of churches using the pages of the bible as toilet paper. They did so many things I don’t need to go into any more detail. You get the picture.

The majority of the Lebanese army was Muslims. Christians went to universities, not to the military. The Muslims began taking over military bases across Lebanon. 

Read the entire interview.

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