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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Religion of Peace ? Details of Turkey Killings

The media did not report the details of the murder last week of three Christian believers who ran a Christian bookstore in Turkey. But I feel obligated to post them here in honor of my three Christian brothers in Turkey who died at the hands of jihadists. They are truly martyrs.
They stand is sharp contrast to suicide bombers who blow up women and children and then call themselves martyrs.

This is not light weight stuff, so if you have a weak stomach you might want to stop here.
I am reporting what I have learned through Francis Frangipane's newsletter. He posts a article by Asher Intrater, a Jew who is a believer in Jesus as the Messiah. I quote him as follows;

"The young Muslims who performed the murder were university students, all 19 years old (this was planned on purpose, as Turkish criminal law prevents harsh punishment for minors under 20).

The details of the murder are grotesque, reported as follows:

The boys tied Ugur, Necati, and Tilman’s hands and feet to chairs and as they videoed their work on cell phones, they tortured them for almost three hours.

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, and their noses and mouths and anuses were sliced open.

When the police finally broke in, they found that Tilman and Necati had been slaughtered, practically decapitated with their necks slit from ear to ear. Ugur’s throat was likewise slit and he was barely alive (dying shortly thereafter).

The front pages of all the largest newspapers in Turkey carried an interview with Susanne (Tilman's widow), saying "God forgive them for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34). In a nation where blood revenge is a normal part of the culture, Suzanne's statement of forgiveness came as a shock to many. One newspaper columnist wrote: “She said in one sentence what 1000 missionaries in 1000 years could never do.”

These men were true martyrs. They did not kill or hurt anyone. They were killed for their beliefs. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the gospel. Martyrdom with forgiveness is the most powerful force at work in the earth to bring the Kingdom of God to all mankind. Lord, make my life worthy to be called a brother to these men.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Eye Candy 14

This is a view from Patagonia at the end of the life of this comet. I just think it is a stunning photograph and worth a look. Wouldn't you agree? The title on the picture is "Three Galaxies and a Comet" The comet is the recent comet McNaught.
Do you see three galaxies? You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007


Take a look at this 12 year old girls talent. She testifies of God leading and speaking to her. She says her parents are atheists. God is great.

You can see the video here.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Partial Birth Abortion Ban Is A Fraud (but still a good first step)

Not one life will be saved by the partial birth abortion decision in the Supreme Court. Not one. All of the babies who may have been aborted by this gruesome method can easily be killed by alternate methods. The ruling is a crumb from the table of secularism that took 40 years of pro-life activism to achieve. It is a total fraud. It only serves to motivate the pro-death crowd to get out and vote in a liberal president.

And all of the conservatives know this. They just don't tell you about it. They will walk about and thump their chests and say, "look what God has wrought." They say it is foot in the door but if the vote was only 5 to 4 then we still have a long way to go. The horror of partial birth only rallied 5 votes? 5 votes out of the 9 top ministers of "justice" in the USA?

The hate and rage now being vented by those who have chosen, in the past, to kill their babies over this small "victory" is just the tip of the iceberg. They actually feel threatened by this small concession. They will be invigorated in the fight. And the pro-life people will probably all sit down to rest. "But it is a good first step." Sigh !

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lighten Up

I have never been known to be politically correct.
The last 24 hours have been some of the worst of the year. It has been hard not to be too focused on the evil of life. Then I saw this video. I was laughing again. Lighten up and click on Achmed the Dead Terrorist. There is a little bad language and innuendo. Be warned.

BTW, I suspect that the young Asian man who killed 33 at Virginia Tech might have Muslim connections. He lived in a Muslim neighborhood. He wrote Ismail Ax on his arm. He felt American society was "debaucherous" I don't expect the media to cover it.

My thanks to NeoCon Command Center for this day brightener.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

I'm A Soon To Be Criminal

The way it looks, most genuine Christians will be criminals real soon. They are pushing the "hate crimes" bill in the house real hard. (HR1592) This bill adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” “perceived or actual” for special federal protection. Gender identity is the code word for cross-dressers, drag queens, she-males, transsexuals, etc. who would be given special protection so that they have more rights than you do.

It will probably still be ok to preach against adultery and fornication but soon it looks like it will completely be forbidden to say it is wrong to be a cross dresser or homosexual. Not that this would really hurt anyone, because we have plenty of laws forbidding hurting people, but this would be if you hurt someones feelings I think. Bad bible. Hurting peoples feelings and such.

Sheesh !

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Minneapolis Goes WiFi

Here is a map of estimated completion dates.
WiFi service to all 59 Sq. miles of Minneapolis has begun and it should be completed by Nov. 2007. It will cost $19.95 per month to be able to access the internet anywhere you are in Minneapolis. (Businesses $29.95) You can learn more here.
Cedar Riverside is already up and running. I can't wait for the new iPhones in conjunction with the wireless network in the city. It won't be long until all of the cities do this. Glory!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Coming Attack Against Paul

Today, as I have studied the life of Barnabas, I have come to a new realization.

Ern Baxter, before he died, met with a number of us pastors in the Twin Cities.
What was on his mind was that he wanted to warn us that in the last days, there would be an attack against the writings of Paul.
I think we are coming closer to that day.

Today I realize that the attack will be organized and pushed by Islam.
Today I found that Islam supports the gnostic book (not written by Barnabas) called "The Gospel of Barnabas"
Because in it Jesus does not die but rose alive into heaven. It also states that Jesus is not the son of God but a prophet.
Muslims use this text to debunk Jesus. The book also calls Paul "the deceived"
Barnabas might have written an earlier work called "The Epistle of Barnabas" The Epistle of Barnabas is a Greek writing containing twenty-one chapters, preserved in complete form in the 4th century Codex Sinaiticus where it appears at the end of the New Testament. It was not accepted in the cannon of the original scriptures but was added in the Codex Sinaiticus.
But there is no way that Barnabas could have authored the "gospel of Barnabas. This text was written in the 14th century.

Here I see
1. the seeds of why there are so many gnostic texts being presented by the media
2. where they are headed
3. the spirit behind the deception
4. the soon coming focus of the attack (Paul's writings and thus the tossing out of most of the New Testament)

Islam is behind this. Specifically the anti-christ spirit of Persia. As Persia (Iran) rises, this will develop with it.
This is not to scare you. Instead it is to inform you so you can "understand the times."
;-) And no, I have not lost my mind. I have just found some conviction of things I have thought about for years.
Islam will be the seedbed source of the great deceptions coming upon all mankind in the last days.
But, although the elect almost fall, they stand. By God's grace. Grace as opposed to law. Jesus grace, as spoken of by Paul.
Blessings, Bruce

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