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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.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ramsey County Harasses Churches In Minnesota


Officials in Ramsey County asked over 800 churches for documents to justify their tax-exempt status. There is no reason for this because they were justified when they were given tax-exempt status by the state. Ramsey County officials have not given a reason yet for the aggressive and hostile move towards established religion. To threaten to revoke tax-exempt status for non compliance to their request is nothing less than harassment by bureaucratic anti-religious officials according to legal experts.

Alliance Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit. The entire thing looks like a fishing expedition by the County Assessor to increase the county's property tax intake.

More here.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

What Substance Is Holding Us All Together?


Have you ever heard of Laminin? It is a protein that holds the cells together. It is like the "rebar" of the human cell. Just like a slab of cement is bound to break without interior support from metal rebar, so is the human cell without the support of Laminin.
It is a type of glue that keeps the cytoplasm together in a shape that is useful. And it is, amazingly, a protein that resembles the shape of a cross.

Colossians 1:17 “He (Christ) is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”


You can see a video by Louie Giglio about this here.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fogbow


I keeping with the theme of "rainbows and moonbeams", here is a picture of another type of rainbow. They are calling it a fog bow. Here is the text from the web site I saw this on.
Explanation: What is that white arch over the water? What is being seen is a fogbow, a reflection of sunlight by water drops similar to a rainbow but without the colors. The fog itself is not confined to an arch -- the fog is mostly transparent but relatively uniform. The fogbow shape is created by those drops with the best angle to divert sunlight to the observer. The fogbow's relative lack of colors are caused by the relatively smaller water drops. The drops active above are so small that the quantum mechanical wavelength of light becomes important and smears out colors that would be created by larger rainbow water drops acting like small prisms reflecting sunlight. The above striking image of a fogbow was taken last week with the Sun behind the photographer. The rocks in the foreground are part of Ocean Beach in California, USA.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama & Black Liberation Theology


An African American neighborhood kid that grew up in my yard with my kids recently told my son that he thought that Obama was the anti-christ. I don't think Obama is the anti-christ but he will do until the real one comes along.

There was, at first, just something that I could not put my finger on about Obama. He was, "too popular." People did not seem to be reasoning correctly about his bid for president. He was clearly not mature enough to lead this country.

But then, the media made him their darling. It was as if nothing he said or did was being parsed. But I passed this off as just simply the "liberal" press.

Well, now it all comes together. Black liberation theology ! That is what he stands for.

During the 80's I made a trip to the Honduras / Nicaragua border to bring some rice and black beans to some starving Mosquito Indian refugees living there. They were fleeing from the Sandinista government who was killing them as enemies of the state. It was what was known back then as a Contra camp. It was an amazing adventure. During that trip I, as a young pastor, found out about "liberation theology." I actually did a report on what I studied and learned for our denomination.

The keynote of this theology pictures Jesus as not only Savior but also the liberator of the oppressed. Think communist socialism. Think about Che Guevera replacing Jesus on the cross. Think about violent revolution as a doctrine of Christianity. A counter part of this Latino liberation theology was the new urban USA "black liberation theology." Black Muslims and Christians working together for violent revolution. Maybe it is not "violent" anymore, but it is about revolution.

This is what Obama and his wife believe. This is who they are. This is their background. This is what his church was all about. This is why his pastor says, "God damn America."

Here is a great video that has been watched by over 2 million people. Let's hope everyone in the USA watches it. The "theologian" James Cone who Hannity is asked by Jeremiah Wright if he has ever read, has said that the antichrist is the white Christian body. Here is the entire interview with Hannity and Wright.

This needs to be shouted from the housetops. The church needs to explain what is wrong with "liberation theology."
When the Catholic church discovered that its house was full of people who believed this they cleaned house. It is totally not the doctrine of grace, mercy, and love. It is racist at best and communist antichrist at worst. As the world drifts from orthodoxy it is heading for the great apostasy, if it doesn't crash on the hidden rocks first.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Minnesota Charter School Turned Madrassa Attacks Channel 5 News


The charter school that was operating as an Islamic Madrassa teaching Islam to students in Inver Grove Heights was visited by a channel 5 (KSTP) news crew today. The response of the administration was to attack and injure the crew doing the filming from public property. You can view the video of this from here. I for one will not tolerate appeasement from the board of education. This cannot and must not be tolerated.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Free Flight Over Mars


Here is a movie of a virtual flight over the planet Mars. During your flight you will see the Mars rover. My son-in-law helped develop the altimeter on the rover. This is really a spectacular flight. Hold on to your hats. Here you go.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Minnesota Taxpayer's Paid $1,652,978 For 3,937 Abortions in 2006


The money taken from me under the pretense of taxes for the running of the state has been diverted, against my will, to pay for the killing of unborn children. Our money is used to kill human babies at the rate of $420 per child. It is wrong. This is all I have to say.

Read more here.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 14


You have to watch the laws being passed all around the world today, not just the laws in your city or your state. Laws being passed in the world are having direct effect on your future because of the move to globalism. American judges now quote from laws being passed in other parts of the world, not just American law.

Well here is one that should set you spinning. The UN (is it good for anything?) has been passing laws on the Rights of the Child
YOUR CHILD ! Now they are discussing the idea of religion (your religion) "indoctrinating" the child. Keep your eye on this. Religion is now being considered as child abuse. You can read more here.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Heroes Part 1


I have decided to start a new series of blog posts. From time to time I am going to post about heros I have met or heard about. I don't have many heros and the ones I do have are usually are not the types of heros that most would choose to emulate.

Todays hero just happens to be the governor of Alaska. She is a 44 year old Republican, but I guess you have to be in some sort of party to get elected. She just found out that she is pregnant. That is always good news. Here is the story.

Alaska governor eager to rear child
May 5, 2008
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The results of Gov. Sarah Palin's prenatal testing were in, and the doctor's tone was ominous: "You need to come to the office so we can talk about it."

Mrs. Palin, known for a resolve that quickly launched her from suburban hockey mom to a player on the national political stage, said, "No, go ahead and tell me over the phone."

The physician replied, "Down syndrome," stunning the Republican governor, who had just completed what many political analysts called a startling first year in office.

She had arrived at the Capitol on an ethics-reform platform after defeating the incumbent Republican in the primary and a former two-term Democratic governor in the general election. Her growing reputation as a maverick for bucking her party's establishment and Alaska's powerful oil industry quickly gained her a national reputation.

Now she is trying to balance caring for her special-needs child and running a state.

The doctor's announcement in December, when Mrs. Palin was four months pregnant, presented her with a possible life- and career-changing development.

"I've never had problems with my other pregnancies, so I was shocked," said Mrs. Palin, a mother of four other children.

"It took awhile to open up the book that the doctor gave me about children with Down syndrome, and awhile to log on to the Web site and start reading facts about the situation."

The 44-year-old governor waited a few days before telling her husband, Todd, who was out of town, so she could understand what was ahead for them.

Once her husband got the news, he told her: "We shouldn't be asking, 'Why us?' We should be saying, 'Well, why not us?' "

There was never any doubt the Palins would have the child, and on April 18 she gave birth to Trig Paxson Van Palin.

"We've both been very vocal about being pro-life," Mrs. Palin said. "We understand that every innocent life has wonderful potential."

Down syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in the fetus' cells. It's a genetic abnormality that impedes physical, intellectual and language development.

The mother's age is a large factor in the chances of having a child afflicted with Down syndrome. Once a woman turns 40, the chance is 1 out of 100, according to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Three days after giving birth, Mrs. Palin returned to work in her Anchorage office, accompanied by Trig and her husband.

This was not a mother's typical visit to the office to show off the new baby; instead, she was serving notice that a child of special needs would not hinder her professional commitments.

"It's a sign of the times to be able to do this," she said. "There is no reason to believe a woman can't do it with a growing family. My baby will not be at all or in any sense neglected."

Neither, Mrs. Palin said, will the state, as she prepares to lead deliberations for a multibillion-dollar natural-gas pipeline. She calls it the economic future of the state, a means of getting North Slope natural gas to consumers throughout North America.

"I will not shirk my duties," she said.

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