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During his state visit to Israel, President Barack Obama made some powerful statements about Israel’s right to exist, but he cancelled those with his statements about the “right” of a Palestinian state. Speaking to students at the Jerusalem Convention Center on March 21, Obama said, “But make no mistake: those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting Israel's right to exist might as well reject the earth beneath them and the sky above, because Israel is not going anywhere. Today, I want to tell you--particularly the young people--that so long as there is a United States of America, Ah-tem lo lah-vahd. You are not alone.”
Those bold-sounding words were nullified by the following statement in the same speech: “The Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and justice must also be recognized. ... Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land.” It is impossible to be pro-Israel and to be pro-Palestinian state at the same time. A nation cannot exist with an enemy state living in the very heart of its territory, an enemy that has vowed its destruction. The “Palestinians” and surrounding Muslim nations have demonstrated plainly that they aren't concerned about a “state”; their objective is to destroy Israel, and since they have been gloriously unsuccessful in accomplishing this by direct assaults, they determined to do it by the “Palestinian state” stealth program.
There is plenty of room for a “Palestinian state” in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria. Those are all much larger territories than tiny Israel. Biblically speaking, to say that the Palestinians have a right to any part of that land is to deny Jehovah God’s ancient promise to Israel. The very fact that the modern state of Israel is willing to give some of it away for “peace” is plain evidence of her continued apostasy. As for America being Israel’s best friend, it’s doubtless true from a human perspective, but she has been a fickle friend at best. Israel would do better to turn to God, who is a “friend that sticketh closer than a brother,” but Bible prophecy tells us that this won’t happen until things get much worse.
“And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God” (Amos 9:14-15).
(Friday Church News Notes, March 29, 2013, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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“Seeing and hearing in stereo helps creatures living above ground, but moles need different equipment. Biologist Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University conducted three clever experiments to see if the blind eastern American mole used ‘stereo smell.’ First, he built a chamber with trails that led outward from a central mole entry point, like a semicircle of wheel spokes.
He placed a bit of earthworm, which moles love to eat, at the end of one of the trails and watched. On each trial, the mole first sniffed, moving its head back and forth, and then travelled straight to the food. Nature Communications published the results. For the second experiment, Catania blocked the mole's left nostril. This skewed the creature's tracking accuracy consistently to the left. Similar results obtained when Catania blocked just the right nostril. Finally, Catania inserted tubes into both nostrils, but the tubes crossed so that each nostril accessed air that would usually enter the other nostril.
This left the poor creature totally confused. ... Stereo smell can only work if the nervous system can detect a difference in the strength of an odor entering each nostril. Considering the tiny distance between the nostrils, the precision and miniaturization of this biological chemical detector is mind-boggling. Whether noticed or ignored, one can always detect the scent of the expert Designer behind any expert design. And these blind moles certainly emanate the fragrance of design.”
(“Moles Can Smell,” Brian Thomas, Institute for Creation Research, Feb. 27, 2013)
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In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC, U.S. President Barak Obama stated his view of “the central message of the gospel” as follows: “that we treat everybody as children of God, that we love them the way Jesus Christ taught us to love them” (“Obama Speaks to the Central Message of the Gospel,” blog.Godreports.com, Mar, 13, 2013). Obama said that a visit with Billy Graham in 2010 led to a greater passion in his devotional life, particularly in regard to prayer, and he says that he takes calls from two megachurch pastors, Joel Hunter and T.D. Jakes, but a man who holds a false gospel cannot be a true Christian.
The apostle Paul received the gospel directly from Jesus Christ as follows: “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4). The gospel states that all men are lost sinners and that salvation is only through personal faith in the cross-work of Christ and His bodily resurrection. Obama holds a universalist gospel whereby all men are children of God and multiple religions are paths to an ill-defined God. Since they were named by Obama in this interview, we call on Billy Graham, Joel Hunter, and T.D. Jakes to condemn Obama’s false gospel so as to clarify the truth in the minds and hearts of the multitudes of people who are in danger of being confused as to the nature of true Christianity and the way of salvation. Of course, we won’t hold our breath waiting for this to happen!
(Friday Church News Notes, March 22, 2013, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
“I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number...”
The largest community of mammals in one space spends the summer in Bracken Cave, outside San Antonio, Texas. Here, 20 million female Mexican free-tailed bats raise their 20 million pups, gulping down 150 tons of insects every night!
The bats winter in Mexico and mate in the spring. Then, for some reason unknown to scientists, the females head to Texas. While they make the difficult migration, the females store the male sperm in suspended animation. Once settled in at Bracken Cave, they become pregnant. Four months later, each has a single pup. Although the cave’s one-room nursery has 20 million noisy pups, a mother bat can find her own youngster in as little as 12 seconds!
At night, each female leaves the cave and flies as far as 60 miles, consuming as much as her total body weight in insects. After about five hours, she returns to the cave to nurse her pup. The bat’s normal diet does not provide enough fat for the mother bat’s rich milk. But the nursing period also falls at the same time that an ant, that is a rich source of fat, grows wings. These flying ants are available, in the bats’ airspace, at just the right time!
Someone has remarked that God must like bats a lot. He made more species of bats than any other mammal. And He has designed nature to provide for all the bats’ needs.
Notes: Carol Ezzell. 1992. “Cave Creatures.” Science News, Vol. 141, Feb. 8, pp. 88-90.
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