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“Missionaries Ordered Out of the Country—The missionaries have been here for years, offering Bible lessons, helping cure the sick, and painstakingly learning the Indians’ language. Now, President Hugo Chavez says their U. S.-Based evangelical group has links to the CIA, and he ordered all missionaries working with the New Tribes Mission to leave Venezuela.

The New Tribes Mission, based in Sanford, Florida has settlements in remote, mineral-rich tracts of Venezuelan rain forests located far from the surveillance of authorities. Chavez [...] ordered New Tribes missionaries to leave, accusing them of exploiting indigenous communities and having links to the CIA through ‘imperialist infiltration.’” Philadelphia Inquirer

“The Post-Modern Crisis—Dr. Ed Hindson, Dean of the Institute of Biblical Studies at Liberty University, recently penned a penetrating insight into the mind set of young people today.

‘We have a post-modern culture which is inherently irrational. To put it simply, today’s younger generation doesn’t care what is true. They prefer to believe whatever makes them feel good despite all the so-called facts. Public education has convinced them of a relativism that quickly and conveniently dismisses fact for feeling. . .

Therefore, post-moderns can mix incompatible theologies into their philosophical “blender” and come out with a mutual belief in Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, tarot cards, same-sex marriage, and abortion—all while claiming to believe in biblical inerrancy! . . . For them, nothing is certain but their own experiences.’” The Lamplighter

“Redeemed Christian Church of God is set for spiritual warfare”—The Redeemed Church “was founded [in Lagos Nigeria] by men and women who were once the target of missionary work themselves. Now their church is one of the most aggressive evangelizers to emerge from the recent advance of Christianity across Africa, and [...] is part of a boom in African churches establishing American outposts. [...]

‘We are afraid with the way things are going in the world and in America—allowing people to do what they like, creating their own religion and philosophy—those people are going to pay for it. We don’t want that to happen.’ [...]

The Redeemed Church believes Christianity here has become a lifestyle, not a transforming way of life, and they feel obliged to rescue the people who brought them the faith in the first place.

‘There is a vibrancy in Africa. [...] We are offering that gift back to America.’” Rachel Zoll, Associated Press

“Should Bible prophecy be taught in our churches? [...] If there ever was a day when Bible prophecy should be emphasized and taught, it is NOW! [...] Israel is the most frequently mentioned subject in the Bible next to the LORD Himself! You will find it 2566 times in the Bible. God has never forsaken His people nor cancelled His covenant with them. It is NOT based on their performance but upon His love and faithfulness (Deuteronomy 7:6-9; Psalm 105:8-11).” David Hocking, Prophecy Watch

“The Sunflower State remains at the center of the storm over the very lively question of how to teach origins.

“Kansas currently has the best science standard for the teaching of evolution in the nation,” declares Logan Gage, a policy analyst in Washington, D.C., with the Seattle-based Discovery Institute. “With the new standards (467KB PDF), Kansas is a leader among states.”

The new standards call for teaching the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian theory. The idea is to get students to think—to engage them in the science. “Why shouldn’t students know there are lively disputes in journals over many aspects of Darwinian theory?” Gage asks. The Kansas Science Writing Committee has published a brochure answering several frequently asked questions about the standards: 221KB PDF.

“There is much disinformation being spread by the Darwin-only lobby” Gage warns. “The issue in Kansas is NOT over Intelligent Design,” creation or anything but how to teach evolution.

With significant “Darwin-only lobby pressure, Kansans will have to work hard to hold on to their new standards.” Five of the 10 seats on the Kansas State Board of Education are up for election this year. Science is sure to play a role in these races. Timothy McGhee, Washington, D.C., Website provider, christiandestiny.org

Speaking of Kansas—“Smith Center—Followers of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, known for founding the transcendental meditation movement, recently broke ground on a complex they are calling the World Capital of Peace.

The $14 million project will sit on 480 acres of land in north-central Kansas, near the Nebraska line and close to the geographical center of the continental United States.” Associated Press

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