Truth Provided Newsletter 12-19-1999

 


Plans to Videotape the Second Coming?

 


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Greetings in the very last days people! Something VERY prophetic and VERY
important has just occured that needs to be exposed. Take a look at this
article being circulated by many of the Biblically ignorant media.

> THE SECOND COMING IS IN SITE
By JONATHAN PETRE -LONDON ~Monday 13 December 1999

An evangelical organization in Britain has trained cameras on Jerusalem's
Golden Gate and the Mount of Olives and is broadcasting the pictures live on
the Internet in the hope of witnessing the Second Coming. ...Mrs Darg, an
Anglican who worships at Hereford cathedral, said the main purpose of the
live pictures was to help Christians pray for Israel and Jerusalem, which
would become the "worship capital of the world" after the return of Jesus.
"We are showing the place where Jesus left and, according to the Bible, the
Mount of Olives is the place where He will return," she said. "He commanded
His followers to watch and to pray. Evangelicals are logging on and they can
pray as they watch." "Something significant will happen. The Bible says that
His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives and there will be an earthquake,
so our cameras might not even stand up to the impact. But we have a Swiss
company who helped design these Web cameras and the Swiss are very
impressive technically."
http://www.theage.com.au/news/19991213/A34071-1999Dec12.html
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Where do you suppose this "Christian" organization is getting its
information from? It's just another twisted prophecy folks. As many of us
are already aware, when Jesus returns He will NOT be touching planet Earth
in any way whatsoever. Scriptures declare that when Jesus returns He will
stay in the air above the planet...

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven
with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the
air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another
with these words."

To "meet the Lord in the air" is not saying we will see Him or even video
tape Him arriving at the Mount of Olives. In fact, according to Scriptures,
when Jesus returns, the mount of Olives as well as every other mount, hill,
building, tree, etc will be put out of their place...

II Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the
heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with
fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned
up.

Luke 17:28-30, "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat,
they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;  But the
same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from
heaven, and destroyed them all.  Even thus shall it be in the day when the
Son of man is revealed."

So... How is it possible this "Christian" organization along with countless
others believe that Jesus is about to return to Earth to set up His Kingdom
and bring in 1000 years of peace? Because that is what Antichrist needs them
to believe. And why do they believe this? Because they do NOT do as the
Bereans do, they do not verify all that is preached with the Word of God.
The Bereans, "...were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they
received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures
daily, whether those things were so." (Acts 17:11) That is why the Elect
cannot be deceived, because we know that, "...there shall arise false
Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, they shall deceive the very elect."
(Mat. 24:24) The Elect do as the Bible declares they should do. They do as
the Bereans, they hold the Word of God close to their hearts knowing full
well that when a Preacher speaks that, "...if they speak not according to
this word, it is because there is no light in them." (Isa. 8:20) And they
then act upon what they heard accordingly. That is what the Beast and the
Dragon hope the "Christians" of this world will NOT do. The Roman Church
under the direction of the Devil himself has been concentrating for many
hundreds of years on the work of belittling the Word of God to such an
extent that Christians of this World will consider the Bible a book of
lesser value. This has spilled over into ALL the denominations the world
over. How? Well the Whore of Babylon is declared to have many daughters,
correct? (See Rev. 17:5) And all denominations on Earth can find their
beginnings as well as many of their doctrinal beliefs from within the Roman
Church. And for those friends of ours that insist this is not so, I suggest
you share the September 19th "Are you Catholic, Are you Sure" newsletter
with them... nl990919.htm

Think of it, they actually plan to videotape the second coming! Understand
the implications of this act if you will. Why do you suppose they need to
video tape it? It's simple, because the Antichrist will NOT be able to
appear to "every eye" as Jesus will when He returns. Therefore they need to
video tape it, set up sattelite comlinks, and televise it the world over.
But will that be the downfall of mankind? Oh no, that will simply be the
spiritual bait needed to get the "Christians" of the world to come and see
this "Bogus-Jesus" when he comes to their neighborhoods! MANY of your
friends, loved ones, and even complete strangers will suddenly have new
found boldness in evangelizing this event! They will come to you with all
the excitement of a born again believer with wonderful news of Jesus coming
to a town near you! They will urge you like never before to come and see
him! It's really him they will say to you. Some may even have a video tape
of Mount Olivet to further persuade you and yours. And rest assured, this
video tape will be very convincing. Convincing enough to get some to want to
see with their own eyes if this really is Jesus. HOWEVER, that would be a
very deadly and eternal mistake! Why?

We must understand something here. The devil IS an angel! A fallen angel
yes, but an angel no less. And we are mere humans used to seeing things as
we do in our own limited reality. Now, let me ask you this. If you were
walking down a road and suddenly an angel appeared before you in all its
glory would you not fall to your knees to worship it? Most people would so,
"NO WAY! I would never worship and angel!" Well I say unto you, are you
sure? An angel is a very glorious being, capable of doing things in ways
that we cannot even imagine. And not only in our reality, but also in the
Heavenly reahlm as well. They can appear unto us in ways that would cause us
to collapse in rapturous acceptance before their feet. But still you insist
that you are a strong Christian, and you would NOT be swayed by a mere
angel. Then see this shocking fact...

Revelation 22:8-9, "And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I
had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel
which shewed me these things.  Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not:
for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them
which keep the sayings of this book: worship God."

Now... riddle me this. Are YOU stronger than John? Keep in mind this is John
the Apostle, the favored Apostle of Jesus Christ Himself. (See John 19:26;
21:7; 21:20) The one that took care of His mother when He left this Earth.
John, the Apostle that was banished to Patmos for being a VERY STRONG
Christian. John the Apostle who recieved the vision of Revelation itself.
That very John, that very favored Apostle, fell down before the glorious
reality of an Angel to WORSHIP him! Do you comprehend that? Do you realize
what is happening here? Now do you understand why Jesus said in Luke 17:23,
concerning the appearance of ANTICHRIST that, "...they shall say to you, See
here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. " Do you understand
now why Jesus said don't go to see that Bogus-Jesus when your friends say
"It's Jesus! Come see with us!" Because if you do, that fake Jesus will
appear in such a glorified angelic state that EVERYONE that looks upon him
will fall down before him and worship him in 100% deep soul seated
acceptance! Not one will be spared! But you say, "Jesus won't let me fall
here! I can go and see it anyway! I'm curious, I want to see it" Then you
will most assuradley fall! For Jesus already TOLD you in His Word NOT to go
there. No need for prayer here to "find His will" on this situation for He
TOLD you in His Word plainly of this day. Therefore if you go against His
will, He cannot help you. He wasn't saying "try not" to go, He wasn't even
saying "see if you can avoid" going. He said DON'T FOLLOW THEM! Why? because
Jesus knows the limitations of the Human Being far better than you do, and
He also knows the supernatural abilities of angels, even fallen ones. That's
why Jesus tells us NOT TO GO. Because if you do, you WILL fall, He
gaurantee's it 100%. If John the favorite Apostle, and obviously a strong
Christian couldn't handle the appearance of an Angel in all it's glory, how
do you suppose you will favor at the appearance of Antichrist who IS an
angel, and who is an angel that has watched you your entire life knowing
full well what moves you and what doesn't. Keep in mind, this same fallen
angel is responsible for the powerful temptations that we all struggle with
daily. He knows exactly what areas you are weak in, count on it! And don't
tell me you are "super Christian" either, for it is also written, "Wherefore
let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." (1Cor. 10:12)
This very angel is also the inventor and master of hypnosis that has been
proven very effective throughout the ages. And also keep this in mind. This
is his grand finale! This is what he has been working on since he started
the revolt in Heaven over 6000 years ago. He will be pulling out ALL stops
on this day. Not one miraclous deception will be left unused. So much so,
that 100% of every eye that ignores the well recorded previous warnings of
Jesus Christ in the Bible concerning this day and still chooses to move
forward to look upon this fallen angel will fall into his trap and be lost
for all eternity!

One more thing needs to be exposed here as well. This Antichrist is twisting
a prophecy of Zechariah 14 to gain some acceptance from those in the
Christian world that have NOT the "Testimony of Jesus" and as we know the
"Testimony of Jesus" is the Spirit of Prophecy

Revelation 19:10, "...for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

This Antichrist has condtioned the Preachers, Pastors, Ministers, Priests,
Bishops, Cardinals, and Popes, and yes even your Christian friends and loved
ones into a misunderstanding of prophecy for so long, that they will look
with their own eyes upon the Prophetic Words of God yet stand blind as to
what they actually say. He is counting on their inability to understand
Prophecy for this grand deception to work. The above article stated...

"His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives and there will be an earthquake"

As I already shared, Scriptures declare that Jesus will NOT be placing His
feet on Earth at the second coming. However, will Jesus one day stand on
Mount Olivet? Is this Biblcally to occur? YES, BUT, NOT on the day Jesus
returns at His "second" coming. The following passage is where I gather
they're getting their information from. And as usual, they are taking this
passage way out of context so as to confuse the world into a group hug of
acceptance...

Zechariah 14:1-4, "Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall
be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against
Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and
the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and
the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the
LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day
of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives,
which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave
in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be
a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north,
and half of it toward the south." (It goes on to graphically describe this
great day from here. I suggest ALL read it!)

Satan is looking to use this passage in a counterfit way to look as if he is
Jesus Christ returning triumphant. However, this passage is actually
speaking of the THIRD coming of Jesus to the planet WITH His Saints
victorious. It speaks of the day the City of Heaven comes to reside on Earth
for all eternity...

Revelation 21:2, "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down
from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."

Scriptures declare that at the third return of Jesus Christ He will enact
the final judgement upon all the wicked. The "Second Death" (Rev. 20:14)
will come to reality in permanence. This is the daythat the wicked will look
to surround the City of Heaven in the hopes of destroying it and instead
they eternally burn to death...

Revelation 20:9, "And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and
compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came
down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."

Now read a few verses later in Zechariah 14 and you will see that this IS
that day Revelation 20 speaks of...

Zechariah 14:12, "And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite
all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume
away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in
their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth."

And yes, Malachi speaks of this day as well...

Malachi 4:3, "And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes
under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD
of hosts."

Now I ask HOW is it possible for the Lord Jesus to be returning to Israel to
reign in peace for 1000 years, as well as execute the final judgment of the
second death? Do you realize what Scriptures declares will happen at the
beginning of this 1000 years that puts this whole theory in disarray? It's
amazing that the article fails to mention this...

Revelation 20:2-3, "And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which
is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,  And cast him into
the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should
deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled:
and after that he must be loosed a little season."

Without getting into too much detail about prophetic symbolism, the planet
Earth IS the "bottomless pit" here because of the destructive arrival of our
Lord Jesus, and Satan will be bound here symbolically in chains because he
will be unable to do what he craves, TEMPT US. Then as it says here, the
Almighty will allow the wicked to raise up to be deceived again, AFTER the
1000 years end THEN we return with Jesus as is described in Zechariah 14 at
the end of the 1000 years. But do you notice? the World is preaching the
exact opposite concerning the 1000 years! They preach 1000 years of peace.
Yet Revelation 20 speaks of the entire planet being so destroyed that is
becomes as a bottemless pit for 1000 years. And what will happen when that
day is done and the Lord has destroyed ALL the wicked and the fallen angels?

Malachi 4:3, "And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes
under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD
of hosts."

The TRUE meaning of hellfire! PERMANET death, and PERMANENT seperation from
God Almighty. In fact, they preach it is the exact opposite of the Lord's
Biblical facts. Tell them that eternal Life is not eternal death! Romans
6:23 plainly says, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Pretty blunt eh? It doesn't say
the wages of sin is eternal LIFE in fire does it!? Hmmmm I wonder why Satan
twisted the meanings of hell as well eh?

ONE MORE NOTE! Did you notice that within Zechariah 14 it states...

Zechariah 14:2-3, "For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to
battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women
ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the
residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the
LORD go forth, and fight against those nations..."

Now we all know that this is NOT about the Second Coming correct, yet the
World believe is is. So, guess what will happen next. There will be a WAR in
Israel that will see many nations gathered against it. Then Antichrist will
stand in the midst to put an end to it so as to make billions think he is
Jesus! And his "peace" will be proclaimed throughout the globe. Yet...

1 Thessalonians 5:3, "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden
destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they
shall not escape."

So, one final question I am sure many of us will be asked. "Where will the
wicked end up when Jesus comes back for us?" Well, the Apostles asked the
very same question...

Luke 17:37
And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them,
Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

Let's look and see how the -NEWLY INCONSISTENT VERSION- (NIV) quotes the
above verse (By the way... the NIV is good for one thing people. It makes
for a good Thesaurus. See this,
B-BIBLES.HTM)

"Where, Lord?" they asked. He replied, "Where there is a dead body, there
the vultures will gather" Let me ask you this... Have you ever seen vultures
gather around people lying on a beach? How about vultures circling overhead
while people tan themselves on their balconies? Or how about vultures dive
bombing you at a family picnic? No I can confidently say, you have not. We
all know that the Almighty created the vulture to prefer the fairly ripe
flesh of a corpse as a culinary delight. So we see, when the Apostles asked
Where, Lord? Jesus straightforwardly told them that those people that were
not going to Heaven the very day He returns, would be left behind DEAD. Yet
the above article states that when Jesus returns everyone ON EARTH will be
experincing 1000 years of peace and everyone will remain alive on Earth?
Fact is, the Bible plainly declares that when Jesus returns "we leave" and
the wicked are left behind dead. A Vulturious feast of ripened flesh is all
that the wicked will be upon the earth that day. IT IS WRITTEN...

Jeremiah 16:4, "They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be
lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the
face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine;
and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts
of the earth."

Jeremiah 25:33, "And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end
of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be
lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground."

Luke 17:37, "And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said
unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered
together."

It amazes me how the Bible overwhelming describes all the events of that
great day, yet the false preachers of this world always seem to skip such
details as the fate of the wicked. Why? Because the Bible also states that
BEFORE Jesus comes, false teachers and preachers will alter the truth in His
Word so as to deceive many. They will preach their distorted prophecies for
so long that people will accept them completely. So much so that when they
look upon Antichrist they will declare him Jesus incarnate! For it is
written...

Matthew 24:24, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and
shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they
shall deceive the very elect."

Mark 13:21-23, "And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ;
or, lo, he is there; believe him not:  For false Christs and false prophets
shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were
possible, even the elect.  But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all
things."

Luke 17:23-24, "And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not
after them, nor follow them.  For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of
the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so
shall also the Son of man be in his day."
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A few articles & quotes of importance...
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> "...we should always be ready to accpet this principal: I will believe
that the white that I see is black, if the hierarchical Church defines it as
such." -The Spirit Exercies of St. Ignatius, p. 141, -By Ignatius de Loyola


> BREAKING NEWS: Oklahoma City KTOK Radio ONN Political Hour
(Oklahoma News Network) 12-12-99 @ 10:40 am

It was broadcast:
"It is against the 1st ammendment to speak out against the infallabilty of
the Pope."

ONN Political Hour host, Matt Skinner
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24 hour listener line 405-840-1000

> "We have an advocate in Mary that the father, Son, and Holy Spirit cannot
say no to. It is impossible for them to say no to her! -Fr. Stephan Scheier

> Virgin Mary apparition 'at Hume funeral'
 - Catholic Herald telegraph.co.uk

  A PICTURE taken of the funeral of Cardinal Basil Hume contains an image
that could be an apparition of the Virgin Mary, it was claimed yesterday.
Terence Wynn, a former editor of the Catholic Herald, took photographs of
the television coverage of the funeral at Westminster Cathedral in June. Mr
Wynn, from South Benfleet, Essex, said: "In one shot, where two priests
stood either side of the coffin, there was an image of what looked like a
person. "I was gobsmacked. I had it blown up and it appeared to me to
resemble the traditional statue of Our Lady of Lourdes with her hands
clasped together." He has sent copies of the photograph to the Pope's
representative in Britain.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000271261842766&rtmo=aud64CWJ&atmo=ggggg3qK
&pg=/et/99/9/16/nvir16.html

> Group wants united religion  Is goal mere co-operation  or creation of one
faith?
By Jon E. Dougherty 1999 WorldNetDaily.com

Representatives of all religious faiths from some 50 countries have held
regular meetings since 1995 for the purpose of creating one global religion,
according to a United Religions Initiative.
However, critics of the initiative question the rationale for the adoption
of such a globalized religion and question what "entity" -- taken from
Christianity or another faith -- the religion will choose to sanctify. Based
on URI's published statements, that entity appears to be focused more on
earthly "spirits" than on God or Jesus Christ.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_dougherty/19990810_xnjdo_group_want.sht
ml

> 33 million carry AIDS virus From SUE LEEMAN of AP 23nov99

DESPITE powerful new drugs and massive information programs, the AIDS virus
is spreading at a growing rate with an estimated 33.4 million people said to
be carrying HIV, according to a report released today.  The UN Program on
HIV/AIDS and the World Health Organisation said it expected the number of
infections worldwide to continue to grow, fuelled by an increase in the use
of injected drugs.  According to the report, 33.6 million people, including
1.2 million children, are carrying HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.  This
year also will see 2.6 million deaths from AIDS, the highest annual global
total since the disease began to take hold in the late 1970s - despite
so-called antiretroviral drugs that staved off AIDS deaths in the richer
countries, they said.
http://www.news.com.au/news_content/world_content/i91123a.htm

> Hitler, Stalin ... and Clinton?  Newspaper poll ranks president  second
among most evil
1999 WorldNetDaily.com

A New York Post survey of readers sampling nearly 20,000 people ranks Bill
Clinton second to Adolf Hitler as the most evil person of the millennium.
Hitler received 8.67 percent, or 1,664 votes, and Clinton received 8.47
percent, or 1,625, placing him well above mass-murdering Soviet leader Josef
Stalin, who got 6.69 percent, or 1,284 votes.  What makes the president's
appearance on the survey more astonishing is respondents had to write his
name in, while Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Dr. Josef Mengele and others were
listed on the survey. First lady Hillary Clinton came in sixth on the
survey, with 3.99 percent and 765 votes -- all write-ins.  Others on the
list included Saddam Hussein, Charles Manson, Idi Amin, Genghis Khan,
Jeffrey Dahmer, Benito Mussolini, Ayatollah Khomeini, Ted Bundy, John Wayne
Gacy, Ivan the Terrible, Fidel Castro, Vlad the Impaler, Timothy McVeigh and
Marquis de Sade.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_exnews/19991118_xex_hitler_stali.shtml

> 'Turn in your neighbor' Connecticut law allows gun confiscation without
crime
By Edward G. Oliver 1999 WorldNetDaily.com

Ominously dubbed the "turn in your neighbor" law, a new Connecticut gun
control provision -- which proponents predicted would be rarely used -- has
already resulted in police seizing firearms and ammunition from four gun
owners since Oct. 1 when the law took effect.  Hailed as groundbreaking by
gun control advocates, the law reportedly opens up a new frontier for gun
laws in the coming election season.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_exnews/19991108_xex_turn_your_ne.shtml

> EPISCOPALIANS TO DEBATE RESOLUTION ASKING MEMBERS TO GIVE UP THEIR WEAPONS

By Steve Kloehn Tribune Religion Writer November 14, 1999
Episcopalians in northern Illinois will debate a resolution to get their
guns out of their homes, as the Diocese of Chicago meets Saturday for its
annual convention.  The proposed resolution calls on Episcopalians to remove
"handguns and assault weapons" from their homes and cars because "the
violence in our midst is enabled by the presence of guns." It has no
enforcement mechanism. If the roughly 500 clergy and lay delegates meeting
at St. James Cathedral Saturday pass the resolution, the diocese will ask
the rest of the 2.5-million-member denomination to follow suit.  In recent
decades many Protestant, Catholic and Jewish organizations in the U.S. have
called for government restrictions on guns. The Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
took a different tack in 1998 when it asked its own membership to give up
handguns and assault weapons.  In the wake of the school shooting in
Littleton, Colo., last spring, members of the St. James Episcopal Cathedral
parish in Chicago decided it was time for their church to adopt the stance.
http://www.chicago.tribune.com/version1/article/0,1575,SAV-9911140137,00.htm
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> Evolutionist sacked for Bible attack Biology teacher calls creationism
'non-scientific #%@P'
--Washington Post By Annie Gowen
Thursday, November 4, 1999; Page A01

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- On the seventh day, Anna Harvey raised her hand.
High school biology teacher Stan Roth was just wrapping up his evolution
unit. Students were gathering up their books. Harvey--a well-liked student
athlete who had never before received any grade but an A--was sitting in the
front row. "Mr. Roth?" she piped up. "When are we going to learn about
creationism?" By now there are several different versions of what happened
next. Roth says he became exasperated by the baiting from the "snot-nosed
twit" and told the girl that "nonscientific crap" had no place in his
classroom. Anna Harvey says her bearded, eccentric instructor snapped. His
eyes flashed. "He went off on me," Harvey says. "He told me, 'When are you
going to stop believing that crap your parents teach you?' "
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/feed/a20346-1999nov4.htm

> American '24-hour society' needs a Sabbath rest
Aug 11, 1999 -ReligionToday.com

Christians are finding ways to observe the Sabbath in the United States,
where setting aside a day to rest and worship God is a counter-cultural
activity. ...Keeping the Sabbath is an important witness in a society that
runs at breakneck speed seven days a week, John Sonnenday, senior pastor of
Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean, Va., told Religion Today. He and 10
members of his congregation have formed a "Sabbath-keeping group" to
encourage each other to make Sunday a day of rest. ..."God wrote the Sabbath
into the very order of things. He said things would go better if you observe
it," Jack Lowndes of the Lord's Day Alliance told Religion Today. His
Atlanta-based ministry publishes a quarterly newsletter for 11,000
subscribers and has affiliate organizations in South Carolina, Mississippi,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Georgia.

> DENVER COUPLE ORDERED TO STOP PRAYER MEETINGS

Denver, Colo. -David and Diane Reiter began holding weekly prayer meetings
in the home March 1998. In October 1998, after complaints from a neighbor,
the Reithers were ordered to "cease and desist." -Colorado Christian News
9/99

> COURT SAYS BOY SCOUTS MUST ACCEPT HOMOSEXUAL LEADER

Trebton NJ (EP) -New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Aug. 4 that Boy Scout
troops in the state must accept homosexual members and leaders, even though
the Scouts believe that homosexuality violates the Scout oath, which
requires members to be "morally straight."

> Elton John seduces 'Cub Scouts' Lurid stage show draws applause, protests
By Julie Foster 1999 WorldNetDaily.com

Singer Elton John's lurid stage performance with six teen-age strippers wearing Cub Scout uniforms, at a gala London event honoring the homosexual rights group Stonewall, is being both applauded and condemned. The strippers, all 18- and 19-year-old professionals, were wearing Cub Scout uniforms and hats when Elton John took the hand of each "scout" and introduced them to the VIP audience at London's Albert Hall. Following their introduction, the teen-agers began to strip off their uniforms -- which are worn by real scouts between the ages of 7 and 11 -- revealing "tight undies," according to the British Internet publication The Sun. The striptease was performed to the song, "It's a sin," by the notorious homosexual band, the Pet Shop Boys, and included such suggestive behavior as strippers kneeling before Elton John in obscene poses while grabbing their crotches. "Considering Hollywood's attitude toward sex and homosexuals, it's really not surprising. It's something you would expect." Wildmon also said the lack of media reaction was to be expected. "Had this been a racial incident, or a reverse incident which in some way negatively portrayed the homosexual lifestyle, we'd have seen it everywhere in the media," he said. However, a spokesman for Elton John claims that he does not understand why people are offended, The Sun reported. One of those other routines was the show's grand finale, consisting of such celebrities as Kulture Klub, Lily Savage and George Michael on stage amid a shower of confetti being released from long, suggestively shaped balloons, according to the report. Singer George Michael told the audience he wanted to be remembered for writing songs and for introducing the practice of soliciting casual homosexual sex in public restrooms, otherwise known as "cottaging," to the entertainment industry. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_exnews/19991201_xex_elton_john_b.shtml

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