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Friday Church News Notes
     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.. Read More
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The Hip-Hop Deathstyle Aug 4
     Rap/hip-hop* is aggressive music, both in its lyrics, in its sound, and in its attitude, and it is not surprising that it has produced great violence. It is so morally filthy that a large percentage of the lyrics cannot be quoted and practically none of the videos can be shown in decent company. It screams rebellion and insubordination. Probably no other one influence has so defiled black culture. It is doubtless a major contributor to inner city violence, juvenile delinquency, the corruption of churches, and the destructive phenomenon of absentee fathers.
    (* Attempts have been made to distinguish rap music from hip-hop music, and it has been said that rap is the music and hip-hop is the lifestyle, but the terms are commonly used..
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Bible Commentaries and Study Books Aug 3
     This report was first published in 2004 and focused on commentaries. Starting with the March 2020 edition, the report is enlarged to include other Bible study books and tools. And in June 2020, it was enlarged to include recommended reading books on various subjects.
    Setting out to be a skillful Bible student and teacher as described in Hebrews 5:12-14 requires building a good Bible study library of carefully-selected titles. We recommend the following as a basic beginning library. All of these are..
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John Straton: Fundamental Baptist Firebrand For Christ Aug 2
     The following is excerpted from The History and Heritage of Fundamentalism and Fundamental Baptists.
    We think of JOHN ROACH STRATON (1875-1929), pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in New York City from 1918 until his death in 1929, during the “Roaring Twenties.” He was called “a crusader, a two-fisted hard-hitting man of God, always the defendant at the bulwarks of Christianity.” Calvary Baptist was founded in 1847 and had prominent pastors, including John 6Dowling, author of The History of Romanism.
    Straton was the son of a Baptist preacher, but when he was 18 he attended law school and embraced humanism and evolution and was on a moral spiral downward. He visited services at First Baptist Church of Atlanta and was born again. He attended Mercer University and Southern Seminary. He started preaching, and by the end of World War I..
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Ernie Haase
Friday Church News Notes
     SOUTHERN GOSPEL: MIXING THE HOLY WITH THE PROFANE (Friday Church News Notes, July 29, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - As recent evidence of the worldly direction of Southern Gospel, we consider Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, one of the most popular contemporary Southern Gospel quartets. Their new CD, Decades of Love, covers 29 secular “love” songs, but secular “love” isn’t biblical love. The world’s love songs do not celebrate holy matrimony; rather they celebrate and encourage fornication and adultery. Secular rock bands covered by Ernie Haase include the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Mathis.. Read More
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Memory Verse Journal Meditation Plan July 28
     Memory Verse Journal
    Refer to Memory Verse Journal at Way of Life website.
is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper” (Psalm 1:1-3).
    If there is one thing we can do to strengthen the churches it is to seriously strengthen the biblical depth of the congregation. “For every one that useth milk is unskilfu ..
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Sword and Scimitar by Raymond Ibrahim

Islam From Yarmuk To Isis July 27
    The following is excerpted from Raymond Ibrahim, “Today in History: Islam Tears Christendom Apart,” PJMedia, Aug. 20, 2021.
    For more Ibrahim, author of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, see https://www.raymondibrahim.com/about/
Today in history, on August 20, 636, arguably the single most consequential battle between Islam and the West took place—that of Yarmuk.  Occurring just four years after Muslim prophet Muhammad had died, not only did the military engagement decide whether the Arabian creed thrives or dies; it became a chief source of inspiration and instruction for jihadis throughout the centuries, right down to the Islamic State.  And yet, very few in the West are even aware of the Battle of Yarmuk’s existence--much less.. Read More
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Capitol riot January 6, 2021

Friday Church News Notes
     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.. Read More
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The Synagogue July 21
    Synagogues were built after the First Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC and the Jews were dispersed during the 70 Year Captivity.
    Though the temple was rebuilt during the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, most of the Jews remained in Babylon. They were spread throughout the nations during the time of the Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, and Greek empires. Josephus estimated the number in the millions. After the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 AD and the destruction of Jerusalem in 135 AD.. Read More
What Paul Did Not Do at Caesarea July 20
     “But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound” (Acts 24:37).
    Paul’s two-year incarceration in Caesarea is recorded in Acts 23:34 - 26:32.
    Caesarea Maritima on the coast of Israel (not to be confused with Caesarea Philippi at the foot of Mt. Hermon) was about 60 miles northwest of Jerusalem. It was one of the crown jewels of the Roman Empire. Built by Herod the Great in honor of his benefactor Caesar Augustus (Octavius) for whom it was named, Caesarea was the Judean governor’s headquarters, and was called
Judea Caput (Judea’s head). It was here that the Roman governors of Judea, including Pontius Pilate, lived in sensual luxury and splendor in Herod’s palace, which jutted out into the sea and featured a large indoor pool carved out of the seabed. With magnificent views of the striking blue waters of the Mediterranean, the city had a 4,000-seat theater, a 10,000-seat hippodrome (circus and stadion) that was used for chariot races and Greek athletic.. Read More
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C.T. and Scilla Studd- July 19
    The following is excerpted from The History and Heritage of Fundamentalism and Fundamental Baptists
    The Cambridge Seven were students from Cambridge (one was from the Royal Military Academy) who were saved during their student years and volunteered to go to China with J. Hudson Taylor’s China Inland Mission. They made this commitment during the 1883 Moody-Sankey crusade at Cambridge.
    The most famous of the seven was
CHARLES THOMAS (C.T.) STUDD (1860-1931), a renowned cricketer and graduate of Eton and Cambridge. C.T.’s brothers were also cricket stars. C.T. was the captain of the famous Cambridge Eleven team in 1882. Their father, Edward, had made a fortune in India planting indigo and planned to spend the rest of his life.. Read More
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Friday Church News Notes
    EVOLUTIONISTS ADMIT THEIR FIELD’S FAILURES (Friday Church News Notes, July 15, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Evolutionists Admit,” Evolution News and Science Today, July 1, 2022: “An article in The Guardian by science journalist Stephen Buranyi represents something remarkable in the way the public processes the failures of evolutionary theory. In the past, those failures have been admitted by some biologists … but always in settings (technical journals, conferences) where they thought nobody outside their professional circles was.. Read More
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Why You Need the Friday Church News Notes - July 13
    We began publishing the Friday Church News Notes in 1999 with the objective of providing a weekly hand-out for Bible-believing churches. The News Notes are published on Friday so they can be duplicated and distributed on Sundays.
Friday Church News Notes is a four-page report that is posted in a plain text edition to the Fundamental Baptist Information Service mailing list and in an ATTRACTIVE, FULL-COLOR GRAPHICAL PDF EDITION that is uploaded to the Way of Life web site each Friday. This is available as a free download.
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Friday Church News Notes
     THE SIZE AND INFLUENCE OF AMERICA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Friday Church News Notes, July 8, 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: “To an outside observer, the sheer scale of ‘school’ in America is head-turning. The largest transportation system in the world is not in New York or London—it actually takes children to American public schools in half a million yellow buses. The United States spends more on.. Read More
God’s Healing Hand - July 7
     We believe in divine healing in answer to prayer, but we do not believe in “divine healers.” God often heals, but He does not always heal.
    The following is from Monroe Parker’s autobiography
Through Sunshine and Shadows (Sword of the Lord, 1987). Parker was an evangelist, radio preacher, Baptist pastor, a right-hand man of Bob Jones Sr. and Jr. during the early decades of Bob Jones University, president of Pillsbury Baptist College, and director of Baptist World Mission.
    “I had a rash on my chest caused by eating too many strawberries. I scratched it and got it infected. Thinking it was eczema, I put eczema remedy on it, and that irritated it. I would preach very hard in every service and would sweat so much that my clothes would stick to my sore chest; and the only relief I could get was to strip my chest and lie on my..
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Seeker’s Evangelistic Bible Study
- July 6
     The Seeker’s Bible Study is an evangelistic Bible study.
    It begins with a study of the gospel in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, dealing with the Bible, Christ, sin, Jesus’ atoning death, Jesus’ burial and bodily resurrection.
    This is followed by practical studies on repentance and faith.
    The last section answers the question, “When Is Jesus Coming?”
Seeker’s Bible Study is designed especially to be used as a multi-week, one-on-one course. In our church, we assign a qualified believer to go through the course with every willing visitor and contact.
    The teacher is instructed to try to..
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Friday Church News Notes
     U.S. SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE (Friday Church News Notes, July 1, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that wrongly made abortion a constitutionally protected right and the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision that reaffirmed the right to abortion. The recent opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, says, “We therefore hold that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives.” Joining Alito were Clarence Thomas.. Read More
We Need Courageous Church Leaders - June 30
    I want to single out the need for courage on the part of pastors and anyone who determines to engage in the business of building stronger churches.
    To read about what needs to be done is one thing; to actually
do those things is an entirely different matter.
    In a conversation with me some years ago, a Navy jet pilot described aircraft carrier landings as “a dynamic environment.” Indeed! The ship is steaming along and bobbing in the rolling ocean; the 54,000-pound plane is approaching at 150 miles per hour; the flight deck is only a 1000 feet long and 250 feet wide; the four arresting wires are spaced 50 feet apart; there are unmovable obstacles in front of the flight deck (the ship’s fantail) and along the sides, and planes are often parked at the far end; the light is changing; the wind is..
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Warren Wiersbe (1929-2019)

Warren Wiersbe: Take Off the Gloves - June 29
    Warren Wiersbe (1929-2019) was an influential Bible teacher and a prolific writer who published 150 books, including the popular “Be” series of commentaries that has sold more than 4 million copies.
    But there was poison in the pot due to his commitment to the ecumenical, rock & roll, New Evangelical philosophy.
A chief danger.. Read More
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Titus’ Triumph vs. Christ’s Triumph
- June 28
     The following is excerpted from The Way of Life Commentary Series, Paul's Prison Epistles, www.wayoflife.org -
“Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men” (Ephesians 4:8).
    Christ “
led captivity captive.” The Psalmist describes the Messiah as a military victor who has conquered His enemies and spoiled them. In her song after the great victory over the Canaanites, Deborah said, “Arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive” (Jg. 5:12). Christ has defeated the devil and all his dark hosts. “... that through death he might destroy him .. Read More

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