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Friday Church News Notes
Volume 22, Issue 15 - April 9, 2021
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The Friday Church News Notes is designed for use in churches and is published by Way of Life Literature. Unless otherwise stated, the Notes are written by David Cloud. Of necessity we quote from a wide variety of sources, though this does not imply an endorsement.
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TEN FUNDAMENTAL THINGS BREITBART, FOX NEWS, RIGHT WING NEWS, LIBERTY NATION, BLAZE, FRONTPAGEMAG, ET AL. DO NOT KNOW (Friday Church News Notes, April 9, 2021, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following are some of the fundamental biblical truths of life that the vast majority of contributors to the most popular conservative news sites do not know and do not take into account in their thinking. FIRST, the world was made in six days by an almighty Creator who is eternal, omniscient, holy, just, merciful, compassionate, who is King over all and works all things after his own will according to His eternal plan. SECOND, man was made in the image of God and His created purpose is to love God and glorify Him, and every man is accountable to Him. THIRD, all man are sinners against God’s holy laws and are under His judgment thereby. FOURTH, the ultimate conspiracy behind the scenes is the program of the dark powers that control the present world system led by Satan, a fallen angel who rebelled against God. Those dark powers are working out a program called the mystery of iniquity, the objective of which is to put a man who is evil incarnate on the world’s throne. FIFTH, at the same time, God is working out His program of global gospel preaching to invite all men to His free salvation in Jesus Christ. This program began with the resurrection and ascension of Christ. The book of Acts is the record of the beginning of this program, and it remains God’s main business in this world. SIXTH, Christ and His apostles prophesied that false churches will multiply. This is called the apostasy (to turn from the faith). It will increase throughout the age until the vast majority of churches (so called) will be corrupted. This is what we see in church history and this is what we see in the world today. SEVENTH, the present church age will end whenever God determines and the true believers in Christ will be removed to heaven. This event is called the catching away or Rapture. It is imminent, meaning it can happen any time and will be unexpected by the world. EIGHTH, immediately thereafter, Satan’s man will come on the scene. He is called the Antichrist and the Man of Sin. At first he will pretend to be a great peacemaker and global problem solver. He will make a covenant with Israel that will allow the third temple to be built. The world will cry, “Peace, peace,” thinking that a new age of peace and prosperity has begun. After three and a half years, the Antichrist will show his true character and will cause all men to worship him on pain of death. NINTH, at that time the world will experience trouble greater than it has ever experienced. God will pour out judgments on all nations for their sin. Billions will perish. TENTH, three and a half years after the Antichrist sets himself up as God, the true Christ will return from heaven in power and glory to establish His kingdom on earth as He promised.

JOURNALIST FLEES AMERICA IN FEAR OF ANTIFA (Friday Church News Notes, April 9, 2021, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Because of the widespread, deceitful, foolish assault on policing, America is becoming so lawless that a journalist is forced to flee for his life because of the threat of thugs. No one has done more to expose the agenda of Antifa and the lies of the mainstream media on this particular front than Andy Ngo. His parents fled communism for the safety and freedom of America only to see America now torn apart by leftist ideology promoted at the highest levels of education, journalism, business, entertainment, and government. The following is excerpted from “Andy Ngo reacts to becoming Antifa target,” Fox News, Apr. 5, 2021: “Ando Ngo, born-and-raised Portlander and second-generation Vietnamese American, a conservative journalist who serves as the editor-at-large of The Post Millenial, is now a New York Times bestselling author thanks to his recently published tome, Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy. In Unmasked, Ngô explores not only the history of Antifa both in and outside the United States, but also his own experiences covering what he describes as an organized community of radical, left-wing anarchists. Opponents tried to stop the book from being published, Ngô, 33, wrote on Twitter. ... Over the course of years, Ngô has endured physical attacks from people in crowds while covering Antifa or radical events, and even unwanted visitors at his and his parents’ homes, Ngô wrote in his book. But everything came to a head earlier this year when Ngô left the country amid threats of violence and ‘an escalation of safety concerns,; he told Fox News. ‘It was just not safe anymore for me. I had already been on borrowed time,; he said when reached by phone. Ngô grew to have a keen interest in Antifa following the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, he said. ‘Absolutely nobody was expecting it,’ he recalled. ‘And the response to that democratic outcome was for people to take to the streets in masses to reject that outcome, and in Portland, many people chose to manifest their frustration through violence and destruction.’ In his coverage on the ground in Portland at the time, Ngô said he began to see ‘the groundwork being laid for something much worse to come. There was just this overall, not just a shift in the attitudes in the public toward left-wing political violence, but also the hollowing out and weakening of law enforcement institutions,’ he said. Ngô was a student journalist at Portland State University tasked with working on election night in 2016. He said what he saw shocked him. ... He described hearing at the time that Trump’s election ‘was the first step toward ascendant fascism and the rise of a totalitarian regime in the U.S. These extremist, radical, unfounded ideas were given space to propagate in our papers of legacy, in our homes and ... through broadcast and radio, and of course to online news sites,’ Ngô said. ‘That helped to really radicalize the left, in my opinion.’ Ngô’s resolve to cover Antifa ‘became more clear and focused’ from 2017 through 2018, when he began to notice discrepancies in what he was seeing at riots versus what was being reported, he said. ‘After every riot that was occurring in Portland and Seattle, the coverage from the local press was not the honest picture about who these masked militants actually were,’ he said. Ngô continued: ‘The way they were described, they were lionized and described essentially as heroes who are protecting their communities because police don’t protect people, because police are racist and transphobic and homophobic.’”

CNN’S NUTTY STATEMENT THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO KNOW SEX AT BIRTH (Friday Church News Notes, April 9, 2021, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “CNN Blasted,” Christian Headlines, Apr. 1, 2021: “A CNN news story claiming ‘it’s not possible’ to know a person’s gender or sex at birth ... focused on two executive orders by South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem prohibiting males from competing in female sports. The article was highly critical of her position. ‘It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth,’ the CNN story said. It didn’t take long for Christians and conservatives to notice the sentence. ‘If you act like a propaganda outlet, people are going to treat you like a propaganda outlet. This is blatant @CNN,’ tweeted Denny Burk, director of the Center for Gospel and Culture at Boyce College in Louisville, Ky. ‘This is CNN. Unbelievable,’ tweeted conservative radio host Erick Erickson. ‘We live in a literal clown world where the elites pretend not to know what it means to be a man or a woman. The only way to maintain your sanity is to reject this absolute nonsense everywhere you see it,’ tweeted author Allie Beth Stuckey. ‘Actually, there is a scientific consensus for ‘assigning sex at birth.’ It’s called observation, coupled with a basic understanding of mammalian and human biology,’ tweeted Hot Air senior editor Ed Morrissey. ‘Hey @CNN, you wrote, “It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.” Call me, and I’ll explain the criteria to you in 15 seconds,’ tweeted David Prince, pastor of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky.”

POLISH PASTOR IN CALGARY CHASES POLICE AWAY FROM GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE (Friday Church News Notes, April 9, 2021, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “No Gestapo Here,” Townhall, Apr. 4, 2021: “Calgary police were met with resistance when they attempted to shut down a Good Friday church service for violating COVID restrictions. Artur Pawlowski, the pastor at The Cave of Adullam, told police to leave and not return until they have a search warrant in hand. ‘You come back with a warrant,’ Pawlowski said. ‘Out! Out! Out!’ Police were hesitant to leave but the pastor wasn’t backing down. ‘Out of this property, you Nazis!’ Pawlowski shouted. ‘Gestapo is not allowed here!’ ... The pastor turned the camera to face him. ... ‘Passover, the holiest Christian festival in a year and they’re coming to intimidate Christians during the holiest festival? Unbelievable,’ Pawlowski said. ‘What is wrong with those sick psychopaths? It’s beyond me. Wow. Wow. How dare they? Unbelievable. We’re living in a total takeover of the government with their thugs, goons, the brown shirts, the Gestapo wannabe dictators,’ an incredulous Pawlowski said. ‘Coming to the church armed with guns and tasers and handcuffs to intimidate during Passover celebration? Well, I guess that’s what it is, they want to enslave us all like the Egyptians did. They want to be the Pharaohs of today, that’s what they’re doing. Unbelievable. People, if you don’t stand up, wake up, wow. I don’t know what will happen tomorrow.’ ... He referenced the COVID passports that are being talked about and potentially implemented. ‘If you will not be vaccinated like a dog or a cat, you will not be able to buy or sell. You will not be able to go to school or work. Is that the future you want?’ Pawlowski asked. ‘Is that what you want for your children and your grandchildren?’ According to the pastor, the time to stand up and push back against the out-of-control government is now.”
CONCLUDING NOTE: We don’t believe in railing on government officials no matter how wrong they might be, but you have to admire the pastor’s conviction and boldness.

WITHOUT PURGING, LITTLE HOPE FOR IMPROVEMENT IN CHURCHES (Friday Church News Notes, April 9, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - In 1973, Davis Huckabee warned, “So long as the churches fail to preserve a pure membership, so long as they refuse to purge out the obvious leaven, so long as they fail to seek to reconcile those who may have been excluded, there is little hope for any improvement in the condition of the churches, and good reason to expect the churches to move in the opposite direction” (The Constitution of the Church, 1973). In 1998, Dean Register, president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, testified: “It’s very unusual for Southern Baptist churches to take disciplinary action against an individual” (The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Mississippi, Sept. 13, 1998). That is also true for fundamental Baptist churches. Warm bodies in the pews and tithes in the offering plate and maintaining the lukewarm status quo are more important than faithfulness to God’s Word.

CONCLUSION: The Friday Church News Notes is designed for use in churches and is published by Way of Life Literature’s Fundamental Baptist Information Service. Unless otherwise stated, the Notes are written by David Cloud. Of necessity we quote from a wide variety of sources, but this obviously does not imply an endorsement. We trust that our readers will not be discouraged. It is God’s will that we know the times (1 Ch. 12:32; Mat. 16:3) and that we be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves. The News Notes remind us that the hour is very late, and we need to be ready for the Lord’s coming. Are you sure that you are born again? Are you living for Christ? “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof” (Rom. 13:11-14).

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