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  • Tony Blair Catholic? So What?

    06/24/2007 7:27:39 PM PDT · by tnarg · 10 replies · 315+ views
    The Conservative Crusader ^ | June 24, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    He’s not much of a Christian, that is, in the biblical sense. He makes his own ethic. He does not regard the biblical morality as divinely revealed otherwise he would line up with God’s lifestyle as do all committed believers. Therefore, if the Vatican gains Tony Blair on its membership role, what of it? It won’t make a difference to God. God wants Blair to obey the biblical ethic, convinced that Christ is God as Lord, personal Savior. So as far as eternity is concerned, Tony moving from Anglican role to Catholic role won’t mean a twit of difference. Nevertheless,...
  • Can Civil Muslims Advocate Before Zealots Set Loose?

    06/27/2007 8:06:45 AM PDT · by tnarg · 7 replies · 265+ views
    Truth in Conviction ^ | June 27, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    “’The gathering climate of suspicion and mutual mistrust, exacerbated by the lack of engagement and dialogue, threatens to marginalize and alienate some Muslim Americans to the point where the danger of radicalization of a small minority could become a real possibility,’ the Chicago Council on Global Affairs report says. ‘It would take only a single, significant act of terrorism in the United States involving Muslim Americans to cement the impression that rampant radicalism has taken root within the community.’” Note: “’only a single, significant act of terrorism. . .to cement the impression that rampant radicalism has taken root.’” The Council...
  • Use Deacons as Priests

    06/28/2007 7:33:54 PM PDT · by tnarg · 61 replies · 813+ views
    ConservativePosts.us ^ | June 28, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    The number of priests is declining. The Pope however cautions his congregations not to put in place of priests the laity for that could lead to an over reliance on laypersons and finally fade out the priestly presence. However, parish after parish is discovering that it is forced to call upon laypersons to act on behalf of the church. The reason? There simply is no priest within miles. In some cases, nuns are doing much of the priestly spiritual work. When nuns are not there, to whom can the congregations turn to but their own — laypersons? In other words,...
  • Peace Muslim Fights Islamic Barbarism

    06/29/2007 7:12:29 PM PDT · by tnarg · 9 replies · 309+ views
    Conservative Posts ^ | June 29, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Peace Muslim Fights Islamic Barbarism J. Grant Swank, Jr. Koran: Surah 2: The Cow 12. Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. 191 13. War is ordained by Allah. 216" “One Hamas preacher in the West Bank says clerics will continue to speak their minds, regardless of any government directive.” They are few. But there are those peace Muslims out there who are finally speaking publicly. They are disciplining Islamics who declare violence in the name of the Koran’s Allah. The peace champions are calling for a new...
  • Christian God is Love. Muslim God is 'Great'

    06/30/2007 4:07:50 PM PDT · by tnarg · 13 replies · 376+ views
    Conservative Posts ^ | June 30, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    "God is great!" shouts Imam Samudra, charged with planning and seeing through the attacks that murdered 202 persons in Bali, Indonesia, last year. He threw his fist to the sky and shouted to his attorneys to join him in his exclamation that "God is great!" God is indeed great. "God is great. God is good. Now we thank Him for our food." Many of us learned that table grace as children. Therefore, we have been indoctrinated that God, the Christian deity, is surely great. There could be much more doctrinal dissertation provided from biblical data; but let that simple prayer...
  • Can Christians Offer Muslims Christian Hope?

    06/30/2007 4:01:56 PM PDT · by tnarg · 4 replies · 156+ views
    Conservative Crudader ^ | June 30, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    It’s time for you Muslims to give up killing and maiming one another as well as the so-called infidels. Your cult is based on despair and mayhem. The more one kills, the more one gets in Allah’s eternity, that is, for the Muslim males for the Muslim females are not worth anything. That is not very hopeful, Muslims worldwide. It is time that you come to the truth in Christianity. I am not referring to Gentiles. I am talking about Christian truth as stated in the Bible. There are scores of Gentiles who are not Christians. Do not confuse the...
  • London Mayor Errs in Not Calling on Muslims to Castigate Terrorists

    06/30/2007 10:42:42 PM PDT · by tnarg · 21 replies · 1,052+ views
    LONDON (AFP) ^ | June 30, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Koran: Surah 2: The Cow 12. Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. 191 13. War is ordained by Allah. 216” London Mayor Ken Livingstone commended Muslims by and large for being civil. In that commendation, however, he should have called on civil Muslims to speak out vigorously, daily against Allah fanatics. It is not enough to commend those Muslims who are attempting to make a new life in free nations. Those Muslims must now be told to speak up on behalf of those free nations in which...
  • Can Prayer Stave Off Jihad in US?

    07/01/2007 9:36:29 AM PDT · by tnarg · 60 replies · 825+ views
    ArriveNet.com ^ | July 1, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Jesus told His own to pray for their enemies. Right now our enemies are especially extremist Muslims. Christians who know how to pray must pray for these enemies. Further: Beware America. Brit's PM Gordon Browns just stated that his country is "dealing with terrorists" connected with Al Qaeda. Further, Lord Stevens, terrorism counsel, informs media that "Baghdad and Bali" terrorism has now entered Britain. America will be next. "These killers are known as "paintball jihadists" in that they practice in paintball game style what they have planned for America’s streets. They are already training others in "urban combat" using paintball...
  • I Believe in Miracles: Glenn

    07/01/2007 8:29:56 PM PDT · by tnarg · 179+ views
    ArriveNet.com ^ | July 1, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    “If there is a God, help me!” I kept seeing this young fellow walking up and down the jail corridors. He was dressed in the usual blue of his pod. What made him distinctive is that he always had in his hand a Bible. “Why do you carry that book wherever you go?” I inquired one day as Glenn was making his way to work in the facility’s laundry. “I’ve read it through three times thus far since coming in here,” he answered. That really didn’t tell me why he was reading it, but it was okay for starters. The...
  • Push London 'Moderate' Muslims to Speak Out

    07/02/2007 4:46:49 AM PDT · by tnarg · 15 replies · 228+ views
    FaithFreedom.org ^ | July 2, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Koran: Surah 2: The Cow 12. Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. 191 13. War is ordained by Allah. 216 So-called 'moderate' Muslims in London must take a public stand. All the more that non-Muslims don't believe there is such a creature as a 'moderate' Muslim. London Mayor Ken Livingstone commended Muslims by and large for being civil. In that commendation, however, he should have called on civil Muslims to speak out vigorously, daily against Allah fanatics. It is not enough to commend those Muslims who are...
  • Pakistan: CHRISTIAN Gang Raped for NOT Bowing to Allah

    07/02/2007 4:26:56 AM PDT · by tnarg · 13 replies · 353+ views
    ArriveNet.com ^ | July 1, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    He was thrown into the street unconscious. Because he would not give up his allegiance to Christ as Savior, converting to Allah, the victim was raped through the night by Muslim attackers, per Christianity Today. Thirty Muslims tortured the believer for not buckling under to their demands. To make matters worse, Pakistan may pass a law making it a crime to convert from Islam to Christianity, the crime punishable by death. If the convert is female, she will be given a life sentence in prison. If this becomes reality, it will be particularly difficult for Christian missionaries to speak of...
  • Barack Obama, Religious Hypocrite

    07/02/2007 2:23:03 PM PDT · by tnarg · 10 replies · 403+ views
    the Post Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Senator Barack Obama is one of the leading candidates who parades as a compassionate Christian. He is just the opposite. Per AP, Obama "told a church convention Saturday that some right-wing evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an effort to sow division." Of course, Obama will target as the religious hypocrites the evangelicals. They are the church's nuisance. They are the bothersome crew. They are the cloistered, self-centered cads who are clogging up the righteous spout. The truth is that United Church of Christ member Obama is true to his theologically liberal Protestant denomination, but he is...
  • JIHAD: BRITAIN, THEN U.S

    07/01/2007 7:31:26 AM PDT · by tnarg · 33 replies · 963+ views
    The Conservative Crusader ^ | July 1, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Beware America. Brit's PM Gordon Browns just stated that his country is "dealing with terrorists" connected with Al Qaeda. Further, Lord Stevens, terrorism counsel, informs media that "Baghdad and Bali" terrorism has now entered Britain. America will be next. "These killers are known as "paintball jihadists" in that they practice in paintball game style what they have planned for America’s streets. They are already training others in "urban combat" using paintball guns. They will engage in paramilitary-style training right under our noses, and lie about it to our faces. They are protected, in some cases, by the religious Imams, some...
  • WHITE-COLLAR MUSLIMS CAN = TERRORISTS

    07/02/2007 7:27:36 PM PDT · by tnarg · 20 replies · 343+ views
    ArriveNet ^ | July 2, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Some may think that only lowbrow, obvious zealot Muslims would want to murder and maim. Not so. Muslim intellectuals, so-called, are to be numbered among those out to slay infidels. Per The Independent’s Kim Sengupta, Ian Herbert and Cahal Milmo, doctors used their hospital staff positions as “cover” for their terrorist plans in London and Glasgow. They are a part of a “secret cell of foreign militants, believed to be linked to al-Qa’ida.” They use hospitals in Britain for their “cover.” No Muslim in any free nation can be accepted as automatically a peace person. There are lowbrows out to...
  • Will Pres Romney Expose Illegal 'Mormon' Polygamy?

    07/02/2007 7:53:54 AM PDT · by tnarg · 114 replies · 1,263+ views
    The Conservative Posts ^ | July 2, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Right now there are illegal polygamy settlements in America that claim ties to Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon). If Mormon Mitt Romney becomes US President, will he see that these colonies are shut down? This is not a theological matter such as Mormons not accepting the full divinity of Christ. This is not a religious debate over whether or not to accept the Book of Mormon as ‘holy writ.’ This is a legal issue which involves mistreatment of youth, male as well as female. It focuses on child abuse. It is...
  • Brit PM Brown Deletes 'Muslim' 'Terror' From Speech

    07/03/2007 10:40:22 AM PDT · by tnarg · 10 replies · 282+ views
    ArriveNet ^ | July 3, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    It’s more wimp politics. Gordon Brown has mandated that the words “Muslim” and “War on Terror” be deleted. That is cutting through freedom of speech. But more. It’s going backward in fighting just what Britain needs to fight—Muslims who are out to establish Islam World Rule. Brown says that most Brit Muslims are okay. Where did he get his stats? Recent stats revealed that Muslims give allegiance to Allah more than loyalty to Britain. The same in the US. Young Muslims state that they support suicide bombers. So who seems to be getting the upper hand in both free nations?...
  • Germans Should Nix Mega Mosque

    07/03/2007 6:20:38 AM PDT · by tnarg · 50 replies · 1,115+ views
    Michnews ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Next to a famous Christian landmark Muslims intend to construct their huge mosque, one of the largest in Europe. The Germans should nix this project now. Per the London Daily Telegraph from Cologne, “the construction of one of Europe's biggest mosques near a globally famous Christian landmark has sparked a furious dispute in Germany.” There sits the Cologne Cathedral. Now the 2,000-seat mosque is to be towering via twin minarets skyscraping 170 feet upward. "’Muslims have been here for 40 years, yet people are praying in back rooms,’ said Seyda Can, an Islamic theologian at the Turkish Islamic Union in...
  • Muslim Doctors: How Many Patients Murdered?

    07/03/2007 3:38:55 PM PDT · by tnarg · 19 replies · 535+ views
    The Conservative Posts ^ | July 3, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Did the Brit doctors planning blowing up the innocents heretofore murder innocent patients under their care in the hospital? That very well could be. After all, when a mind is so convinced of a cultic tenet as to murder, that murder may take place once or repeatedly. The doctors planning the carnage missed may have had rehearsals in the hospital in which they succeeded in putting to death those who otherwise might be alive right now. After all, this is an imperfect world and those overseeing the work of those doctors just may have missed something crucial in daily proceedings....
  • Richard Chamberlain's Gay and Once Did Not Like Himself

    07/06/2007 8:32:39 PM PDT · by tnarg · 83 replies · 3,902+ views
    ArriveNet ^ | July 7, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    "When I grew up, being gay, being a sissy or anything like that, was verboten," Chamberlain tells NBC. "I disliked myself intensely and feared this part of myself intensely and had to hide it." It is not pleasant being homosexual. Ok. The debate is on. Those who say a person is born gay. Those who say a person chooses gay. So the room heats up with every emotion possible as the two go at it. Which is it? Some biblically religious state that God would not make a homosexual. Therefore, the homosexual chooses to be one; therefore, he is at...
  • A Wife's Devotion to Her Husband

    07/07/2007 7:52:35 PM PDT · by tnarg · 2 replies · 439+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | July 7, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    While watching Oprah’s interview with Julia Roberts, I could not help but pick up the term “devotion.” It was in the context of marriage. Oprah asked Julia about her relationship to her husband. She then focused in on their dealings with one another, particularly in regard to Julia serving her husband, being attentive to him, and so forth. Of course, this is a hot topic for feminism’s reaction. What would Julia respond? I was so pleasantly surprised to hear Julia say that she found it rewarding to be near her husband, care for her husband, being home with him so...
  • Judi Giuliani Not Good

    07/08/2007 9:52:13 AM PDT · by tnarg · 243+ views
    Michnews ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    What else can one conclude? She kept her first marriage a secret till just recently. Why? She knew eventually it would out. So take the pain early. Barbara Walters’ recent interview with Judi and Rudy (doesn’t that sound cute?) could not get a satisfactory answer out of the double-talking duo. They were mum about the news-delay on husband number uno. What does that tell you, voter? Judi married U.S. surgical salesman Jeffrey Ross when she was 19. Why did Judi keep it a secret? Could it be that as she stole Rudy from his second wife, knowing she was going...
  • Who Says Unconditional Love?

    07/06/2007 8:06:16 PM PDT · by tnarg · 93 replies · 618+ views
    The Conservative Crusader ^ | July 7, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    God demands a genuinely repentant heart, confession of sin, and restitution for one to receive His saving, redeeming love. God sets conditions before experiencing the love provided by Christ's death on Calvary's cross. If those conditions are not met, then a mortal does not know God's forgiving, merciful, grace-filled love. God knows nothing of a willy-nilly love, a weak-type of love, a limp illogical love. God sets conditions. You won’t find unconditional love anywhere in the Bible. It’s just not there. It’s an “American doctrine.” Something like “everything’s comin’ up roses” and “walk on the sunny side of the street.”...
  • Preaching a Pre-Tribulation Rapture Weakens the Church

    07/07/2007 7:48:37 PM PDT · by tnarg · 837 replies · 5,333+ views
    ArriveNet ^ | July 7, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Mark it down as biblical truth: There is no pre-tribulation rapture. However, untold thousands believe in the "secret rapture of the church" prior to the tribulation period. This is because untold thousands don't want to have to think of suffering through a tribulation time frame. The late Corrie ten Boom called this pre-trib rapture teaching the "American doctrine." Go figure. The belief in a secret rapture of believers before the tribulation is also because of a best-seller, "The Late, Great Planet Earth," by Hal Lindsey which was set loose in the l960s. It has been a paperback aggressively pushed by...