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Friday Church News Notes
Volume 23, Issue 29 - July 22, 2022
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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.
Capitol riots, January 2021

Capitol riot January 6, 2021

2020 ELECTION LOST, NOT STOLEN (Friday Church News Notes, July 22, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - “Lost, Not Stolen” is the title of a newly published report by politically conservative judges, senators, and others who carefully investigated the charge made by Donald Trump that the 2020 election was stolen by corruption. This is the charge that riled up Trump fans to assault law enforcement personnel in Washington D.C. and to broach the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. The authors of “Lost, Not Stolen” are “political conservatives who have spent most of our adult lives working to support the Constitution and the conservative principles upon which it is based: limited government, liberty, equality of opportunity, freedom of religion, a strong national defense, and the rule of law.” After examining “every claim of fraud and miscount put forward by former President Trump and his advocates,” they present their findings in this report. It is available for anyone to examine. Their conclusion is as follows: “Joe Biden was the choice of a majority of the Electors, who themselves were the choice of the majority of voters in their states. Biden’s victory is easily explained by a political landscape that was much different in 2020 than it was when President Trump narrowly won the presidency in 2016. ... Donald Trump and his supporters have failed to present evidence of fraud or inaccurate results significant enough to invalidate the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. We do not claim that election administration is perfect. Election fraud is a real thing; there are prosecutions in almost every election year, and no doubt some election fraud goes undetected. Nor do we disparage attempts to reduce fraud. States should continue to do what they can do to eliminate opportunities for election fraud and to punish it when it occurs. But there is absolutely no evidence of fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election on the magnitude necessary to shift the result in any state, let alone the nation as a whole. In fact, there was no fraud that changed the outcome in even a single precinct. It is wrong, and bad for our country, for people to propagate baseless claims that President Biden’s election was not legitimate.” CONCLUDING NOTE: I don’t know for sure whether the election was stolen or not, and neither do any of my readers. The view that the election was not stolen is held by Trump’s own U.S. Attorney General William Barr, by his own Vice President Mike Pence, and by the state and federal judges who ruled on Trump’s lawsuits. Trump did a lot of good for America and Biden has been a complete disaster, but the fundamental principles of the 2020 election are found in Holy Scripture. It’s high time that professed Bible believing Christians stop thinking like unregenerate political conservatives and start thinking biblically, that they stop ranting and fretting and start walking in the peace of Christ like Paul did in the wicked Roman Empire, that they stop putting their affection on things below and put it, rather, on things above, that they stop messing with dirty politics and get back to Christ’s Great Commission of preaching the life-changing gospel and building holy Christian homes and churches. We suspect that Trump lost the 2020 election because of his own incredible arrogance (he’s the king of sore losers!) and because of God’s judgment on wicked America. “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18). “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

FORMER TRANS “WOMAN” DESCRIBES HOW YOUTH ARE LED INTO TRANSSEXUALISM (Friday Church News Notes, July 22, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Trans Woman returns to life as man,” New York Post, July 11, 2022: “‘Coming out of my transition was like leaving the Twilight Zone, but the rest of society is still in it.’ After living nearly a decade of his life as a transgender woman named Brianna, Brian Wagoner ultimately came to realize his transition had been a mistake. ... ‘There’s a lot of money to be made by doctors here. They see the dollar signs, and in the end, money talks.’ Wagoner reached out to The Post after reading an article in June that profiled two young women who regretted transitioning to men in their teens. ... As a closeted teen, Wagoner began dabbling in drugs, and by the time he transferred from a junior college to the University of La Verne in California to study sociology at age 20, he said, he was regularly using marijuana, ecstasy, Adderall and cocaine that he got from friends and dealers at his school. ... Gay porn led him to transgender fetish content--which sparked a sudden feeling of gender dysphoria, also described as a discomfort within one’s body. ‘Before I discovered this bizarre subgenera of pornography, the idea of being a woman never crossed my mind. Never. It just came out of nowhere, really,’ he said.  Desperate for a lifeline, in early 2012, he started searching for information about the transgender movement on YouTube and found a clinical social worker based in Los Angeles who made videos about trans people. He made an appointment to see her. During their first in-person session, he said, she immediately told him he could be transgender. After just a couple therapy sessions, the therapist gave Wagoner, then 22, a referral letter to see a doctor in Hollywood who wrote him a prescription for estrogen on his first visit. ... He was also rewarded socially for transitioning to a woman at college, where he remained a student until he was 25. ‘At my college, I was basically like a minor celebrity for being trans.’ ... After he started tuning out ‘woke political beliefs’ on social media and listening to contrarian media figures like Jordan Peterson and Joe Rogan, Wagoner said, he realized he no longer wanted to be Brianna. ‘Once I got off drugs and got a real job, I just had a clear head and started feeling a new gender dysphoria all over again,’ he said. ‘I was looking at myself in the mirror and looking at my childhood photos as a little boy and started thinking, What have I done?’” CONCLUDING NOTE: This man’s story is very telling. America’s pop culture is a wicked, unhealthy thing, and this young man is a sad product of it. Not possessing the life-changing power that comes by a personal relationship with his Creator through faith in Jesus Christ, and lacking the wisdom that comes by God’s supernatural Word, he was a pawn in the hands of the demonic pop culture, its lies, and its fatal attractions: evolution, atheism, humanistic psychology, moral relativism, yogic mysticism, the glorification of sexual freedom, unisexuality, occultism, the drug culture, pornography. It’s a conspiracy, but not man’s, and it cannot be defeated with human weapons. It’s the devil’s mystery of iniquity. He laughs as his victims are enticed, trapped, defiled, corrupted, ruined, and sent to the depths of hell. I thank the blessed God for the saving gospel of Jesus Christ which is the power of God unto salvation for all sinners, even those who are in the depths of moral depravity.

THE LIE THAT NO SCIENTISTS REJECT DARWINIAN EVOLUTION (Friday Church News Notes, July 22, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - In June 2022, Armin Moczek, a biologist at Indiana University, told Stephen Buranyi of The Guardian (London), “There are certain core evolutionary principles that no scientist seriously questions.” Richard Dawkins says: “Evolution is a fact, and [my] book will demonstrate it. No reputable scientist disputes it, and no unbiased reader will close the book doubting it” (The Greatest Show in Earth). This is not true. Dr. Jerry Bergman has compiled a list of 3,000 “Darwin Skeptics,” including about a dozen Nobel Prize winners. See https://www.rae.org/essay-links/darwinskeptics/. Bergman has a private list of about 1,000 names of persons who do not want their names on a public list “because of real concerns over possible retaliation or harm to their careers.” Bergman says, “I estimate that, if I had the time and resources, I could easily complete a list of over 10,000 names” (“Darwin Skeptics: A Select List of Science Academics, Scientists, and Scholars Who Are Skeptical of Darwinism,” Aug. 24, 2014). This is a result of the Darwinists who act like howler monkeys and Nazi SS troopers to try to stamp out every vestige of “creationism” from the field of science. (For documentation, see Silencing the Darwin Skeptics: The War Against Theists by Jerry Bergman.) The Discovery Institute has published “A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism” -- https://dissentfromdarwin.org. On the front page is the following quotation from David Berlinski, Ph.D., Philosophy, Princeton University: “Darwin’s theory of evolution is the great white elephant of contemporary thought. It is large, almost completely useless, and the object of superstitious awe.” As of May 2021, the list had been signed by about 1,213 scientists who agree with the following statement: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.” The book SCIENTISTS WHO BELIEVE THE BIBLE, available in print or a free eBook edition, contains testimonies of nearly 100 scientists and inventors of the 20th and 21st centuries who believe in a literal six-day creation. Most have earned doctorates. We have included selections from their testimonies and writings. Many of these men and women are former Darwinists who rejected it on the basis of evidence.

SALIVA IS NOTHING TO SPIT AT (Friday Church News Notes, July 22, 2022, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is from CreationMoments.com, June 14, 2022: “Someday, instead of having to give a blood sample during your physical exam, the doctor might just ask you for a saliva sample. Saliva is an amazing fluid. Besides helping us moisten and digest food, saliva is able to speed healing and fight bacteria, fungi and viruses. Saliva is chemically almost identical to the clear part of your blood. It even has, in lesser concentrations, the infectious organisms found in your blood. Let’s say, for example that you suddenly find yourself in a stressful situation. The level of the hormone cortisol will increase in your blood in response to the stress. Within 20 minutes, that increase will be evident in your saliva. This means that someday saliva tests may replace blood samples. In the United States, saliva tests have been approved to diagnose AIDS, illegal drugs, periodontal disease, alcohol and premature labor. If the hormone estriol rises in a woman’s blood before 36 weeks of gestation, doctors know that the woman may go into labor prematurely. Saliva testing is also used to check hormone levels in women who are having a difficult time conceiving a child. Other countries have approved a saliva test for hepatitis B. Saliva’s remarkable abilities are a witness to a loving Creator. He knew that we would sin and thus bring disease into the world. So He gave us saliva that, not only defends us against infection but also helps us heal. But the greatest love He has shown us is in sending His Son to give us spiritual healing. Ref: Judy Foreman, ‘The spitting image gains credibility,’ Star Tribune, September 12, 1999, p. E3.”

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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