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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Saturday Morning Confusion about the States!

Dear Readers:

Boy, I'm really confused this morning!

I don't know how they did it, or what sort of logic they used, but it seems the Republicans in the States are blaming Obama for the Dallas shootings. 
President Barack Obama's political opponents quickly piled on after news emerged that a gunman had killed five police officers in Dallas, assailing him for his focus on gun control, his overseas trip, and his treatment of the law enforcement community.
Speaking to reporters earlier in Warsaw, Poland, where he is attending a NATO meeting, Obama on Friday called the Dallas shooting a "wrenching reminder of the sacrifices" law enforcement makes for the American people, but also remarked "that when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes it more deadly and more tragic, and in the days ahead we are going to have to consider those realities as well."
Appearing later in the morning on Fox News, William Johnson, the executive director of National Association of Police Organizations, was asked whether law enforcement feels "increasingly under siege and targeted."
"Absolutely. It's a horrible day. It's a war on cops," Johnson responded. "And the Obama administration is the Neville Chamberlain of this war. I think their continued appeasement at the federal level with the Department of Justice, their appeasement of violent criminals, their refusal to condemn movements like Black Lives Matter, actively calling for the death of police officers, that type of thing, all the while blaming police for the problems in this country has led directly to the climate that has made Dallas possible."
Like I said folks, I can't quite follow the logic of these people, but we will keep you informed! -Ed.
NOW, even though I don't agree with a lot of the points made in the following article, there are a few salient points which bear repeating:
Unless the Church steps forward collectively to fulfill its God-given role of influencing the conscience of our culture, our country will keep spiraling downward into the depths of fear and hate.
We must do better. We must unite. We must stand together and commit to one another that we will usher in a wave of change, justice, life, safety, rightness, equity and dignity for all. And above all, we must not let fear or hatred divide us. Peace, unity, love and nonviolence should be our rallying cry and the catalyst for change in our nation. Through this, we can seek to transform the remnants of tragedy into the foundation of a stronger, more equitable future.
Tony Evans is pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, president of the Urban Alternative and chairman of The Gathering, a national solemn assembly of Christian leaders in Southlake, Tex., on Sept. 21. He was the first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.


MEANWHILE, over on the other end of town:
Ken Ham sees a parallel between the time of Noah in the biblical book of Genesis and today’s growing secularization of American culture.
The 800-acre and 172 million dollar theme park and full scale replica of Noah's Ark officially opened to the public Thursday in northern Kentucky, 45 minutes from another Answers in Genesis attraction, the Creation Museum.
Ham called the Ark Encounter’s opening “a historic event in Christendom” at the ribbon-cutting and preview Tuesday and predicted that it would become “one of the greatest Christian outreaches of this era of history.”
The park’s centerpiece has three decks of exhibits explaining Answers in Genesis’s views of the biblical flood account and life-size figures depicting what an existence on the ark might have been like for Noah and his family — an extravaganza Ham described as “beyond Hollywood.”
The park also has a two-story restaurant, aerial zip-line cables and the Ararat Ridge Zoo with goats, ponies, emus and other animals. The next phase of park construction is likely to include a walled city “that takes you back to Noah’s day” with shops, restaurants and street performers that visitors will walk through as they approach the ark, said Michael Zovath, chief action officer for Answers in Genesis and project director for the Ark Encounter.
But the Ark Encounter is “not just for entertainment,” said Ham, president and chief executive of Answers in Genesis.
Image result for noah's arkIt’s to “proclaim God’s word and the gospel,” he said. It’s meant to show — in keeping with the Answers in Genesis ministry’s focus on such issues as creation, evolution, science and the age of Earth — that the biblical flood account is historic and that the Bible is historically and scientifically true.
(What the ministry teaches — sometimes referred to as “young Earth creationism” — is that Earth is about 6,000 years old, that humans once lived alongside dinosaurs, and that the six-day creation and flood accounts found in the first 10 chapters of Genesis are literally, historically true.)