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Cigarette causes the cost of Bible to go up. Blame it on the Chinese…….

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Necati Aydin, Tilman Geske and Ugur Yuksel, (L to R) A group of Muslims entered their premise with the intention to torture and to kill these three Christian workers. This is what happened to them,

Tilman was stabbed 156 times, Necati 99 times and Ugur’s stabs were too numerous to count. They were disemboweled, and their intestines sliced up in front of their eyes. They were emasculated and watched as those body parts were destroyed. Fingers were chopped off, their noses and mouths and anuses were sliced open. Possibly the worst part was watching as their brothers were likewise tortured. Finally, their throats were sliced from ear to ear, heads practically decapitated.

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Even though the family and friends of the victims were quick to forgive the Muslim murderers, their hatred has blinded them…

Necati Aydin’s funeral took place in his hometown of Izmir, the city where he came to faith. The darkness does not understand the light. Though the churches expressed their forgiveness for the event, Christians were not to be trusted. Before they would load the coffin onto the plane from Malatya, it went through two separate xray exams to make sure it was not loaded with explosives. This is not a usual procedure for Muslim coffins.

What can we do?

This is what Pastor Fikret Bocek urges, “Please pray for the Church in Turkey, Don’t pray against persecution, pray for perseverence.

Compare the two teachings of the murderer and the murdered,

Islam,

  • … and fight them until there is no oppression and the religion is wholly for God…. (8:38-40)
  • Fight against those among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) who do not believe in God and the Last Day, who do not forbid what God and His messenger have forbidden, until they are subdued and pay jizyah (tax on non-Muslims) … (9:29-32)
  • Cut their necks, subdue them, then be generous. Martyrs will receive paradise where there are rivers of water, milk, wine and honey plus fruits…. Sura 47:4-6,15

Christianity,

  • You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved – Matthew 10:22
  • Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name – Matthew 24:9
  • If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you – John 15:18
  • But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you – Matthew 5:44

3 Killed in Bible Attack
3 Killed at Turkish Publisher
Christians in Turkey Fear More Attacks

UPDATE:

A report was posted that the accuracy of the stabbing was inaccurate, they were not stabbed 156 or 99 or countless times but they were stabbed a few times. I am all for accurate reporting but even if each of them were stabbed a few times that still speaks volume in regards to their hatred of the Christians. But the worst is not the stabbing but the cutting of throats!

The funeral

The day of the murder 1 (some bloody scene especially one with his throat slit)

The day of the murder 2

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The bookstore of Westminster Theological Seminary, PA is currently having a sale. Their weekly special is definitely a bargain, also the other categories are worth looking into.

HT: PC

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Partial Birth Abortion

In light of the recent court decision (5-4), Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has this to say,

“This is about a procedure that any parent would want her daughter to have access to if she needed it. And to frame it as an abortion issue is doing a disservice to medicine and to our young women and our country. So I hope we can get the focus back on the fact that this Supreme Court is deciding what medical procedures are necessary for child-bearing women.”

What is partial-birth abortion? Pictures paint thousands of words.

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What is partial-birth abortion? Many people are “offended” by pictures of aborted babies. Why?

Why are they not angry at the murderer of the babies or the system that allows it?

The pro-death rhetoric is always the same. The baby in the mother’s womb is not really a baby?

When does a baby becomes a “real” baby? Or what constitutes a “real” baby?

Some would say consciousness! I would say, “Can we kill the drunkards then?”

Some would say no sense of understanding! I would say, “Can we kill all the idiots in our high schools then?”

The bottom line is this, it is an inconvenient issue. It becomes an inconvenience to humans and therefore it is the humans who would exterminate them, right? How many cases is it really about the health of the mother?

Don’t click if you don’t want to see the parents of this dead baby (through partial birth abortion).

NRLC’s Douglas Johnson on National Review Online: “Is it really a partial birth?” November 8, 2006.
NRLC Media Advisory: Partial-Birth Abortion Returns to the U.S. Supreme Court November 7, 2006.
The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act — Misconceptions and Realities, by NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson.
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Review Federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
February 21, 2006.
Partial-Birth Abortion on Trial,” by Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq. (Shocking sworn testimony by those who perform partial-birth abortions).
Concerned Women for America exposes Plan B (8/22/06)
Plan B – Press Release by Concerned Women for America (8/24/06)
Family Research Counsel on Plan B overview
Plan B “Morning After Pill” causes early abortions

 

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Don’t just think about riches today;

If you allow me to be your investment strategist (I don’t know anything about stocks and investment by the way), I would advise you invest to diversify and ALSO INVEST for the FUTURE.

MATTHEW 6:19-20=

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

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A thought many Christians might have with Presuppositional Apologetics: 

Sometimes people ask me what they should do if the opponent tries to use the same method against the biblical worldview that we use against the non-biblical worldview.

Vincent Cheung’s thought is worth chewing on: 

The question implies a basic misunderstanding of biblical apologetics. It is not the method as such, but it is the content of our worldview that gives us the victory in debate. Winning by method or skill alone would be intellectual sophistry. Our method is just a way of arranging the clash, exposing the differences, and making obvious the reality of the situation, that the biblical worldview is true, and that the non-biblical worldview is false. Therefore, we have nothing to fear from the unbelievers. In fact, we want them to imitate our method of strict rational argumentation and syllogistic analysis. This will help facilitate the process of completely presenting the contents of each worldview, and thus the vindication of the biblical worldview, and the destruction of the non-biblical worldview.

(SOURCE: Vincent Cheung’s Apologetics in Conversation, pg. 39-40)

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What has Thomas Huxley got to do with these 6 Sulawesi Monkeys?

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Thomas Henry Huxley was an English biologist and the chief proponent of Darwin’s theory of evolution. He is often referred to as “Darwin’s Bulldog” due to his aggressive defense of Darwin.

There was a debate between Huxley and Wilberforce (A British Mathematician), there is very little record of the debate, so little can be certain about actually happened. According to legend Huxley was asked to explain how all the apparent design in life could be the result of chance and responded with the following analogy:

If given an extremely long period of time, an infinite amount of ink, six monkeys who never die and six typewriters that never break. The monkeys would eventually type the complete works of Shakespeare.”

According to legend Wilberforce did not have a good objection to the analogy and that marked a great turn in the public opinion concerning evolution.

Let us Understand Huxley’s Analogy,

  • The universe is the paper and the ink
  • The monkeys are “random” external causal agents.
  • The input of the random forces is restricted by the laws of the typewriter which would correspond with the laws of nature.
  • The complete works of Shakespeare are supposed to be analogous to the complexity of life.

Let us put Huxley to the test

In an interesting experiment, Huxley’s idea was put to the test. A Plymoth University research team left a computer in the monkey enclosure at Paignton Zoo in southwest England, home to six Sulawesi crested Macaques named Elmo, Gum, Heather, Holly, Mistletoe and Rowan. Mike Phillips, who runs the university’s Institute of Digital Arts and Technologies, had the following comments concerning the results,

1. “The lead male got a stone and started bashing the hell out of it.”
2. “Another thing they were interested in was in defecating and urinating all over the keyboard.”

3. “The monkeys failed to produce a single word”

Conclusion

The chance god!

By the way, you can even buy the book written by Elmo, Gum, Heather, Holly, Mistletoe and Rowan titled, “Notes Towards the Complete Works of Shakespeare” for UK 25 pounds.

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View the project with pictures and videos.

Or, if you don’t want to buy the book just view for free.

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