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Friday Church News Notes
Volume 23, Issue 31 - August 5, 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.
 
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THE BIBLE PROPHESIES PRO-ABORTION “CHRISTIANS” (Friday Church News Notes, August 5, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The June U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and placed the abortion issue in the hands of the states was criticized by a large number of “Christians” who support abortion. Darryl Ford, pastor of Ikon Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia, called the pro-life movement “the beginning of a demonic agenda,” and William Murphy, pastor of dReam Center Church of Atlanta, said the abortion issue is “about human rights” (“Woke Churches,” Breitbart, July 11, 2022). U.S. denominations that support abortion to various degrees are the American Baptist Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Metropolitan Community Church, Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and Unitarian Universalist. Pro-abortion clergy associations include the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, the Religious Coalition on Reproductive Choice, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America Clergy Network. Prior to Roe v. Wade, the Clergy Consultation Service, a coalition of rabbis, Protestant ministers, and Catholic priests, helped 250,000 women obtain abortions. In a major prophecy on end-time apostasy, the Bible describes some of the characteristics of those who support abortion rights. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, ... Without natural affection ... incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good ... heady ... lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1-5). This is an accurate description of those who support the murder of unborn children. “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him ... hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:16-17).

CANADA PASTOR WINS APPEAL OF CONTEMPT CHARGE FOR VIOLATING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS (Friday Church News Notes, August 5, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Pastor Artur Pawlowski,” Christian Headlines, July 28, 2022: “A Canadian appeals court handed a victory to a pastor charged with contempt of court for holding church services in violation of COVID restrictions. Artur Pawlowski, Pastor of Street Church and the Cave of Adullam in Calgary, received news of the court victory Friday, The Christian Post reports. ‘It’s a slam dunk win,’ tweeted Sarah Miller, Pawlowski's attorney. ‘The Court of Appeals made a unanimous, sound decision and overturned the finding of contempt made against my client.’ ... They also ordered Alberta Health Services to pay the Pawlowskis $15,733.59. ‘This is great news for Canadians because if I would fall, if my brother would fall, if Chris Scott would fall, then you’re next,’ Pawlowski said in a radio interview. ... He also explained that he hopes his case brings to light the overreach of the Canadian government during the pandemic. ‘Let us live our lives free,’ he said, adding, ‘respect our fundamental rights. Leave the pastors alone, leave the clergymen alone, leave the Christians alone. This country was built of Judeo-Christian values, the supremacy of God and the rule of law,’ he pleaded. ‘We’re not criminals. Those that did that to us are criminals.’ ... Pawlowski also served 51 days in custody after he was accused of inciting mischief during his speech to a crowd of participants in the Freedom Convoy.”

ILLINOIS HEALTH CARE WORKERS WIN LAWSUIT FOR DENIAL OF RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FOR COVID VAC (Friday Church News Notes, August 5, 2022, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Health Care Workers Settle,” American Faith, Aug. 1, 2022: “Today, Liberty Counsel settled the nation’s first classwide lawsuit for health care workers over a COVID shot mandate, for more than $10.3 million. The class action settlement against NorthShore University HealthSystem is on behalf of more than 500 current and former health care workers who were unlawfully discriminated against and denied religious exemptions from the COVID shot mandate. The agreed upon settlement was filed today in the federal Northern District Court of Illinois. As a result of the settlement, NorthShore will pay $10,337,500 to compensate these health care employees who were victims of religious discrimination, and who were punished for their religious beliefs against taking an injection associated with aborted fetal cells. This is a historic, first-of-its-kind class action settlement against a private employer who unlawfully denied hundreds of religious exemption requests to COVID-19 shots. ... As part of the settlement agreement, NorthShore will also change its unlawful ‘no religious accommodations’ policy to make it consistent with the law, and to provide religious accommodations in every position across its numerous facilities. No position in any NorthShore facility will be considered off limits to unvaccinated employees with approved religious exemptions. In addition, employees who were terminated because of their religious refusal of the COVID shots will be eligible for rehire if they apply within 90 days of final settlement approval by the court, and they will retain their previous seniority level.”

BEYONCE’S FILTHY SONG “CHURCH GIRL” (Friday Church News Notes, August 5, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Beyoncé, one of the most influential pop singers, has long sought to break down the divinely-made barrier between the holy and the unholy. The song “Church Girl,” from her new album, justifies those who want to love God and the world, too, and it glorifies self-love, which is the heart of end-time apostasy. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves...” (2 Timothy 3:1-2). “Church Girl” features the Black gospel group The Clark Sisters. “Church Girl” begins with the pious words, “I wanna be centered in thy will,” but quickly moves into the territory of rebellion and moral filth. “I’m warnin’ everybody, soon as I get in this party I’m gon’ let go of this body, I’m gonna love on me. Nobody can judge me but me. I was born free. .... Bad girls actin’ naughty. ... Church girls actin’ loose. ... Bad girls actin’ raunchy.” Many of the lyrics cannot be quoted. The song claims that “church girls” who want to live for themselves are persecuted by the churches, but the vast majority of churches are silent in the face of evil. “Church Girls” is a song of the unredeemed, a hymn of apostasy. It is a blatant rejection of the holy God and His holy Word. The pop culture is the devil’s most effective siren call to church youth, and churches must protect their young people by regeneration, biblical education, discipleship, and effectual separation. The true grace of God is described in Titus 2:11-14: “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”

NORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR WARNS ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES (Friday Church News Notes, August 5, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of Miseducation by Pete Hegseth & David Goodwin: “[I]n June 2021 a North Korean defector, Yeonmi Park—turned Columbia University graduate—went even further, saying of the state of Ivy League education, ‘Even North Korea is not this nuts.’ She continued with a dire warning, saying the United States’ future ‘is as bleak as North Korea’ unless our self-loathing education system is overhauled. Think about that! A North Korean defector—who experienced the most brutal, repressive, and anti-American regime in the world until she was thirteen years old—believes our elite schools are even more nuts than North Korea. That should be a wake-up call. The condemnation of dissent may look different—North Korea prefers concentration camps, America prefers cancellation, marginalization, and labeling—but the reality is the same: America’s elites are [determined to change] the landscape in America, one incoming freshman class at a time—and they are succeeding. In America today, private thoughts are not allowed to translate into public speech, provoking the question, Are we really free? Are our kids?” CONCLUDING NOTE: As long as public schools continue to operate as humanistic brainwashing institutions, nothing on the political or judicial side will have a lasting impact on America. There must be true revival in many churches, and it must be led by born again, Spirit-filled, truth-loving, tradition-hating, courageous pastors. I know some of these men, and I pray daily and earnestly for their number to increase.

ORCHIDS AND BEES (Friday Church News Notes, August 5, 2022, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is from CreationMoments.com, July 20, 2022: “When I was a science teacher, in government schools in England, I used to like to show a particular video to my classes. This video featured some unusual plants that had strange reproductive methods. The most unusual of all was the bucket orchid. This orchid grows in Central and South America. The flower forms a bucket, which fills with a sticky secretion from the plant. The flower then has to sit and wait for a bee. But it is not just any bee that can pollinate this plant. It has to be the special, beautiful, green orchid bee. The bee is attracted by the sweet liquid, but slips and falls into it. The exhausted bee eventually climbs out, through a passage way of Goldilocks proportions—not too big, not too small, just right. As the bee tries to escape through this passage, the flower holds it tight, and glues two pollen sacks on its back. After holding the bee long enough for the glue to dry, the flower releases the bee. If a bee arrives at the orchid, with pollen sacks already on its back, the flower lets it quickly through the system, and takes away the pollen sacks, before the bee can finally escape. Evolutionists maintain that this is an example of co-evolution—two organisms evolving so that they cannot do without each other. Which evolved first? It is difficult to see how one could have evolved before the other. It is far more sensible to take the biblical presupposition, that both were the work of our Creator. Author: Paul F. Taylor. Ref: Encyclopædia Britannica.”

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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