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“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” [Ezekiel 33:6]

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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  [Ephesians 6:12]

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Presbyterians Week Headlines

 

[1] Death of the Rev. Dr. Robert L. LaMay, Christian Observer Assistant Editor and Sabbath School Lessons Author

[2] New Christian Observer Articles for January 2014

[3] Free Church of Scotland Minister Condemns Scottish National Party Plans to Eliminate UK£200 Marriage Tax Break

[4] Presbyterian Church in Ireland Moderator Expresses Concern for Worsening Situation in the South Sudan

[5] Broad Street Ministry to Ordain Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s First Presbyterian (PCUSA) Homosexual Pastor 5 January 2014

[6] Café Press Channels Caligula

[7] Rose Parade’s Homosexual ‘Wedding’ Float Corrupts Children — Seven Lessons for Christians

[8] News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

[9] Articles from LifesiteNews.com

[10] The Thinning Blue Line

[11] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

[12] The Religion of Peace

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[1] Death of the Rev. Dr. Robert L. LaMay, Christian Observer Assistant Editor and Sabbath School Lessons Author

Christian Observer Assistant Editor and Sabbath School Lessons author the Rev. Dr. Robert L. LaMay, 83, joined the ranks of the good and faithful servants in Heaven on Sunday, 29 December 2013, after a brief illness.

Dr. LaMay was born 16 October 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received the Master of Divinity from Biblical Seminary in New York City, and a Doctor of Literature from CovenanterCollege in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. LaMay served as a Christian Minister for more than fifty years, and was the senior minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church – Hanover Presbytery.

Dr. LaMay is survived by his wife of forty-seven years Kay, a daughter Dorcas Jarrard and her husband Rob of Washington, Iowa; a son Philip LaMay and his wife Michelle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a brother Louis LaMay and his wife Joan of Horseheads, New York; and six grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, 2 January 2014 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington, Iowa. Burial will follow at the PlainsCemetery located north of Washington, Iowa, with military honors. Dr. LaMay’s family will receive friends from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 1 January 2014 at the funeral home.

Dr. LaMay was a dear friend of the editor, who both grieves the loss of his dear brother in Christ and rejoices that he is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While a seminarian in New York City, Dr. LaMay befriended Reformed theologian Loraine Boettner, who significantly influenced Dr. LaMay’s subsequent ministry. Dr. LaMay was the author of eight books published by Full Bible Publications on Lulu.com, and had recently completed an unpublished book with the working title The Christian Life, a study of the Epistle of James.

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+ Christian Observer, Post Office Box 1371, Lexington, Virginia 24450, christianobserver@christianobserver.org

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[2] New Christian Observer Articles for January 2014

New Christian Observer articles for January 2014 include:

Reformed Theology in America – by Frank J. Smith, Ph.D., D.D., President of the YoungAmericanLeadersAssociationMissionaryTraining School in Los Angeles, California – Transcript of the two inaugural addresses delivered by Dr. Smith to the Young American Leaders Association Missionary Training School on 5 March 2013 and 3 December 2013 respectively;

In Transsexual Economy, U.S. Seeks Prosperity in Debt, Hope in Coercion – by Christian Observer Contributing Editor David Tulis – the similarities between the identity confusion of the U.S. national economy and transsexual individuals;

Big Brother Does Not Like Homeschooling – by Christian Observer Contributing Editor Dr. Joe Renfro – the threat of home-school education to the public school establishment and its role within the secularist empire a.k.a. Big Brother;

Plus, January 2014 SabbathSchool lessons written by the late Rev. Dr. Robert LaMay, Assistant Editor for the Christian Observer [editor’s note: please pray for the Christian Observer as we seek a replacement author for the Sabbath School Lessons), and Daily Devotionals by T.M. Moore, dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe.

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+ Christian Observer, Post Office Box 1371, Lexington, Virginia 24450, christianobserver@christianobserver.org

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[3] Free Church of Scotland Minister Condemns Scottish National Party Plans to Eliminate UK£200 Marriage Tax Break

A 30 December 2013 Christian Today article by Carey Lodge titled “Scottish Church Leader Condemns Plans to Scrap Marriage Tax Breaks” reports that Free Church of Scotland minister the Rev. David Robertson is condemning the Scottish National Party (SNP) for its plans to eliminate the UK£200 marriage tax break that the U.K. plans to give low income married couples beginning in 2015.

Robertson accuses the SNP of:

“have[ing] resorted to a cheap populism…hidden behind the guise of ‘discrimination’….We appreciate and agree with the fact that better childcare provision is needed – but the Scottish Government are missing the point – which is that the best childcare provision is made within the family….We believe the government should ‘discriminate’ in favour of those who work hard, who want to be educated, those who want social justice, and especially those who want to retain the traditional family.”

Robertson described the disintegration of the family as “the great social and economic tragedy of our generation…Instead of playing along with that we would hope any Scottish Government would seek to reverse it.”

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+ Christian Today, 200 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YB, England, 020-7378-5705

+ Free Church of Scotland, 15 North Bank Street, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2LS, 0131-226-5286, Fax: 0131-220-0597,  catherine@freechurchofscotland.org.uk

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[4] Presbyterian Church in Ireland Moderator Expresses Concern for Worsening Situation in the South Sudan

A 28 December 2013 News Letter article by Billy Kennedy titled “Presbyterian Concern on Sudanese Conflict” reports that Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Moderator the Rev. Dr. Rob Craig has requested urgent prayer be made at Presbyterian services during the Christmas/New Year period for the worsening situation in South Sudan.

A letter by Dr. Craig to PCI ministers said:

“With Christmas almost here, news is reaching us from the fledgling nation of South Sudan that the threat of civil war, primarily between the Dinka and Nuer tribes, is very real with 500 people having already lost their lives, and many more unaccounted for, in the violence that has erupted there in the past few days.

“On behalf of the people of South Sudan, I am therefore imploring you to join with me in urgent prayer for this fledgling state and its people. On Christmas Day, and again on Sunday December 29, I ask you please to lead your congregations in prayer for South Sudan, and to encourage your members to continuing praying daily for the precarious situation there.”

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+ News Letter, Ground floor, Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 5JA, Northern Ireland, 028 3839 5577, newsdesk@newsletter.co.uk

+ Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Church House, Belfast BT1 6DW, Northern Ireland, 028-9032-2284, Fax: 028-9041-7301, Info@PresbyterianIreland.org

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[5] Broad Street Ministry to Ordain Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s First Presbyterian (PCUSA) Homosexual Pastor 5 January 2014

A 31 December 2013 Philadelphia Inquirer article by Alex Wigglesworth titled “Philly’s First Gay Presbyterian Pastor Ordained at Broad Street Ministry” reports that on 5 January 2014 at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. David Norse, the city’s first openly homosexual Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) minister, will be ordained as pastor.

Mr. Norse is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary.

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+ Philadelphia Inquirer, 400 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130, 215-575-6484

+ Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, 888-728-7228, Fax: 502-569-8005

+ Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08542-0803, 609-921-8300

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[6] Café Press Channels Caligula

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Café Press is selling three dozen or so items with a picture of a lion and the caption “So Many Right-Wing Christians, So Little Time…”

 

 

+ Café Press, 6901 A Riverport Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40258, 502-995-2220, Fax: 650-655-3008, info@cafepress.com

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[7] Rose Parade’s Homosexual ‘Wedding’ Float Corrupts Children — Seven Lessons for Christians

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) President Peter LaBarbera offers the following seven lessons from the first-ever homosexual “wedding” occurring on a float in the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day — another tragic marker of America’s moral decline

— THE HOMOSEXUAL “MARRIAGE” MOVEMENT IS EVIL: Moral-minded Americans need to face the truth of what the homosexual “marriage” movement is: a social evil – anti-Christian to the core – that celebrates what the Bible calls an egregious sexual sin as a moral good. Homosexual activists’ are desperate to “normalize” their aberrant lifestyle; their movement has become the Left’s vanguard in undermining and redefining civilized Judeo-Christian principles. The LGBT Lobby has become what historian Paul Johnson calls a “Monster in our Midst,” trampling over and appropriating society’s wholesome traditions and institutions – even Christianity itself — to achieve its godless goals.

— PLATFORM TO CORRUPT CHILDREN: The homosexual “marriage” movement corrupts impressionable children by teaching them that wrong is right (Isaiah 5:20) and that erotic “love” between two people of the same sex is “equal” to natural marital love as ordained by God. Jesus Christ had strong words for anyone who promotes sin and corrupts the souls of innocent children.

— EVEN “CONSERVATIVE” ASPECTS OF LGBT AGENDA ARE RADICAL: The Rose Parade’s live homosexual “wedding” again illustrates that even the supposedly “conservative” side of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) agenda is revolutionary and destructive – primarily because legalized, “domesticated” homosexualism provides a very public platform from which to redefine God’s wonderful institutions of marriage and family. “Gay” activists and their liberal allies co-opt noble institutions like the Rose Parade and use them to indoctrinate children in the Big Lies that homosexuality is just another kind of love and a mere “civil rights” issue. Similarly, schools across America are being used to promote immoral same-sex conduct as an “equality” issue.

— SYMBOLIC OF AMERICA’S DECLINE: The “gay wedding” float is symbolic of America’s ongoing moral disintegration: in the name of “tolerance,” “diversity” and “inclusion,” we proudly parade our sin down our streets – defying our Creator and aggressively corrupting the minds and souls of future generations. As historians have documented, sexual immorality, escalating fornication and the abandonment of fidelity in marriage bring about the collapse of civilizations; the United States will be no exception. No wonder developing nations like Jamaica don’t want to emulate us.

— FOLLY OF SECULAR (PRO-“GAY”) “CONSERVATIVES: The homosexual “wedding” float clearly demonstrates the folly of secular “conservatives” (like atheist S.E. Cupp) and libertarians who argue that legalized homosexual “marriage” is a conservative proposition. Radically remolding God-given institutions to celebrate sin – and modeling such deviance and confusion as normal to impressionable children – is hardly “conservative.” In fact, it is the essence of the Left’s destructive Sexual Revolution. Republicans will seal their own demise if they foolishly embrace counterfeit “marriage” and other aspects of homosexualism, replacing their pro-family Platform.

— DEMONIZING CHRISTIANS AS “HATERS” AND “BIGOTS”: As the Phil Robertson/Duck Dynasty controversy shows, homosexual groups like GLAAD regularly smear moral and religious critics with malicious slurs like “Bigots, Haters, and Homophobes.” Opposing homosexualism (the ideology of proud homosexuality as a “civil right”) in all its forms is not “hate.” Rather, it is being faithfully obedient to our loving, holy Creator. True Christians should offer the hope of the life-changing Gospel – not counterfeit “marriage” – to homosexuals. Jesus has helped many people like Michael Glatze abandon homosexual sin.

— FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS MUST SPEAK OUT NOW: The unbiblical “progressive evangelical” and liberal Catholic movement to affirm unrepentant homosexuals as “Christians” serves Satan’s agenda, not God’s. (Substitute another sexual sin for “gay” and see if it makes sense: would the Rose Parade allow a live incestuous “union” atop one of its floats?) Bible-believing Christians must speak out against the agenda to normalize homosexuality — especially since children are its target. If Christians will not resist the evil specter of homosexual “marriage,” who will?

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+ Christian News Wire, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20006, 202-546-0054, newsdesk@christiannewswire.com

+ Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, Post Office Box 5522, Naperville, Illinois, 60567, 630-546-4439, Contact Form

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[8] News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

Abortion Is the Leading Cause of Death in America

“Experts” Say Pedophilia is a Sexual Orientation

Chinese Doctor Admits Stealing and Selling Newborn Babies

China Forces Woman Nine Months Pregnant to Have an Abortion

Woman Has Abortion Because She Couldn’t Fit Into Her Wedding Dress

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+ American Vision, 3150-A Florence Road, Suite 2, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127, 800-628-9460, Fax: 770-222-7269, Comments@AmericanVision.org

+ LifeNews.com, Post Office Box 270841, Fort Collins, Colorado 80527, news@lifenews.com

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[9] Articles from LifesiteNews.com

Articles from the past week from LifesiteNews.com:

Billy Graham’s Son Franklin: Homosexuality Is ‘A Sin,’ and ‘I Want to Warn People’

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+ LifeSiteNews.com, Incorporated, 4 Family Life Lane, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, 888-678-6008, Contact Page

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[10] The Thinning Blue Line

Congress Urged to Investigate ‘Murder’ by Washington DC Cops

Milwaukie, Wisconsin Cop Sentenced to Just Two Years for Anally Assaulting Dozens of Black Victims

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+ WND, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #351, Washington DC  20006, Contact Page

+ Ben Swann, Contact Page

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[11] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

Articles from the past week regarding kings and rulers setting themselves against the LORD and against his anointed:

Not True – Pope Francis Declares All Religions are True

America on the Verge of Martial Law, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Insider Says Big Events Are Imminent

Obama Secretly Signs No Free Speech Bill

U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Push National ID, Transit Documents

U.S. Federal Judge Rules NSA Spying Is Legal; Strange Ruling Cites Emotion, Sept 11, and Edward Snowden “Spawning Mischief”

Obamacare Cancelled 5 Million Insurance Plans

U.K. Snatches Obese Kids from Families

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+ Snopes, Contact Page

+ The Liberty Digest

+ Mr. Conservative, mrconservative.com@gmail.com

+ Godfather Politics, 457 Nathan Dean Boulevard, Dallas, Georgia 30132

+ Ben Swann, Contact Page

+ American Overlook, c/o IROI, 711 Atlantic Avenue, Lower Level, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, support@americanoverlook.com

+ WND, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #351, Washington DC  20006, Contact Page

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[12] The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

FBI Investigates Military-Style Attack on California Power Station: ‘You Should Have Expected U.S.’

Graphic video: Taliban members play soccer with severed heads – YouTube Removes Video for Being “Shocking and Disgusting”

Saudi Arabia on Track to Break Its Own Beheading Record

Canadian Muslims Declare “Honor Killing” Is a Racist Term

Female Suicide Bomber Kills Fourteen in Volgograd

Nigeria: Muslims Murder Twelve Christians in Attacks on Two Christian Villages — Eight at Wedding Reception

‘Moderate’ Malaysia: Sharia Police Hunt Down Christians Who Use the Word Allah

Death Penalty Order for Those Who Insult Muhammad Deepens Sharia Trend in Pakistan

Islam to Become Ireland’s 2nd Biggest Religion

Russia: Ten Murdered in Second Jihad Attack in Two Days in Volgograd

Nigerian Islamic Extremist: Allah Says We Must Decapitate, Forbids Cannibalism

Jihad in Afghanistan: Jihadist Car Bomber Attacks International Troop Convoy in Kabul, Three Coalition Soldiers Dead

Afghanistan: Over 500 Taliban Prisoners Released from Jails

A Century of African-American Islam

Video: Muslims in Atlanta Whip Themselves Bloody for Arbaeen, December 23, 2013

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+ Atlas Shrugs, writeatlas@aol.com

+ Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch

+ FrontPage Magazine, Post Office Box 55089, Sherman Oaks, California 91499, Contact Page

+ Freedom Outpost, 1116 North Market Street, Paris, Tennessee 38242, 73-644-2220, Contact Page

+ Western Center for Journalism, 42104 North Venture Drive, Suite B-122, Anthem, Arizona 85086, 202-370-6366, Contact Page

+ WND, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #351, Washington DC  20006, Contact Page

+ ABC News, 7 West 66th Street, New York, New York 10023, Contact Page

+ Middle East Forum, 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1050, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, info@meforum.org

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