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A FOUNDATION BUILT ON FAITH

A Foundation Built on Faith

from the June 27, 2006 eNews issue

Independence Day is rapidly approaching. As you celebrate the coming holiday, we hope you will take a moment to reflect on our nation's rich history and the principles on which it was founded.

"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed…" -The Declaration of Independence

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power." -Alexander Hamilton

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending …

H5N1 VIRUS DID MUTATE

Times Online June 23, 2006





H5N1 virus 'did mutate' in Indonesian family cluster
By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor

THE avian flu virus that infected eight members of the same family in Indonesia last month — killing seven of them — underwent a small mutation as it swept through the family, the World Health Organisation has concluded.



But the mutation was not sufficient to turn the H5N1 virus into an easily-transmissible human form, the change that has been dreaded ever since the lethal form of H5N1 first appeared.

The conclusion emerged at the end of a three-day consultation in Jakarta that brought together experts from around the world to assess the situation in Indonesia, where avian flu has already killed 39 people.

The cluster of cases, the largest yet recorded, involved a family living in the village of Kubu Sembelang, in North Sumatra. The family lived in close proximity to one another, and the infection caught from birds by one family member spread to the others.

Keiji Fukuda, co…

EPISCOPALIANS REFUSE AFFIRMATION OF CHRIST

COLUMBUS, OH: Episcopalians refuse affirmation of Christ
Date 2006/6/20 23:40:00 | Topic: GC2006

COLUMBUS, OH: Episcopalians refuse affirmation of Christ

By Hans Zeiger
VirtueOnline Correspondent
www.virtueonline.org

COLUMBUS, OHIO (6/20/06)-The House of Deputies of the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church today overwhelmingly refused to even consider a resolution that affirmed Jesus Christ as the "only name by which any person may be saved."

"This type of language was used in 1920s and 1930s to alienate the type of people who were executed. It was called the Holocaust. I understand the intent, but I ask you to allow the discharge to stay," said the Rev. Eugene C. McDowell, a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Canon Theologian for the Diocese of North Carolina.

The convention's Committee on Evangelism first heard the resolution and discharged it to the chagrin of that committee's chairman, the Rev. Colenzo Hubbard, a noted evangelist and director of Em…

WAITING FOR ISLAM'S MESSIAH

Waiting for Islam's Messiah - By George Thomas

CWNews.com – QOM, Iran -- Iran's president believes Allah has chosen him to prepare the world for the coming of an Islamic 'savior' called the Mahdi.

But before the Mahdi's return, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes there must be global chaos – even if he has to create it himself.

Whether it's his belief that Israel should be wiped off the map, denials of the Holocaust, obsession with going nuclear, or support for radical Islamic terrorist groups, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a man on a divine mission.

To understand him, and that mission, you have travel to the small dusty village of Jamkaran tucked in a corner of Iran's holy city of Qom.

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, CBN News made that journey heading south out of Iran's capital, Tehran. Some 95 miles, and a couple of wrong turns later, we arrived at the Jamkaran mosque on the outskirts of Qom.

Behind the Jamkaran mosque there is a well. According to many Shiite Muslims, o…

BIRD FLU ARRIVES IN CANADA

Bird flu fears close second P.E.I. farm
Jun. 18, 2006. 08:12 PM
CANADIAN PRESS

A second Prince Edward Island farm has been placed under a quarantine order as a precautionary measure as authorities investigate the finding of an H5 avian flu virus in a domestic goose in that province.

An official of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the move was taken when investigators learned there was traffic of people and perhaps poultry between the two farms, which both had free-range backyard flocks.

Ottawa-based Dr. Jim Clark said no birds from the second farm have displayed signs of illness and for the time being, authorities have not ordered their destruction.

Clark, who is the national manager of CFIA's avian influenza working group, said a post-mortem examination of the goose that tested positive for the H5 virus did not reveal what killed the bird.

The bird was one of four geese in a mixed flock that died last Monday. Chickens in the same flock did not die, leading investigators to belie…

PRESBYTERIANS STUDY GENDER-INCLUSIVE TERMS

Presbyterians Study Gender-Inclusive Terms
By RICHARD N. OSTLING
ASSOCIATED PRESS

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Delegates of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are to tackle whether to adopt gender-inclusive language for worship of the divine Trinity along with the traditional "Father, Son and Holy Spirit."

A study panel said the classical language for the Trinity shouldn't be diminished, but advocated "fresh ways to speak of the mystery of the triune God" to "expand the church's vocabulary of praise and wonder."

One reason is that language limited to the Father and Son "has been used to support the idea that God is male and that men are superior to women," the panel said.

Conservatives object that the church should stick close to the way God is named in the Bible.

Among the feminist-inspired, gender-inclusive options:

- "Mother, Child and Womb"

- "Lover, Beloved, Love"

- "Creator, Savior, Sanctifier"

- "Rock, Redeemer, F…

WHO SAYS IT JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE AVIAN FLU STRIKES

Pandemic is likely
World Health Organization says it is just a matter of time before Avian Flu strikes

Elaine Pennington, Editor
Sunday June 11, 2006
Camrose Canadian — East Central Health, the province and the federal government are doing everything possible to ensure they are prepared for the worst possible case of a pandemic flu outbreak.
Camrose physician Dr. Diane Wong told Camrose Chamber of Commerce members that whether we like it or not, a pandemic outbreak of influenza is just around the corner.

Disaster

“In a nutshell it will be the biggest disaster of our time,” Wong said, comparing the pandemic to a hurricane hitting every major city, small city, town and village in the country. “It will last for months and maybe even years.”
While some people have been suspicious that fears of a pandemic are simply a hoax or have been overblown, “every health expert thinks that it’s not if, but when it’s going to happen. Don’t just take my word for it, read the newspapers, try to get your informa…

GLOBAL MARKETS PLUNGE ON FED WORRIES

Global Markets Plunge on Fed Worries
Jun 13 9:35 AM US/Eastern


HONG KONG

Renewed worries over the outlook for U.S. interest rates sent global markets tumbling again on Tuesday, with the Japanese stock market plunging more than 4 percent, its biggest one-day loss in two years.

In Bombay, Indian shares plummeted 4.5 percent to their lowest point this year. South Korean shares dropped 2.9 percent, while Hong Kong plunged 2.5 percent.

European stocks opened sharply lower, with mining and technology stocks leading the decliners. London's FTSE 100 index dropped 1.4 percent, the German DAX Xetra 30 index fell 1.7 percent, and the French CAC-40 index slipped 1.6 percent.

Investors across Asia dumped stocks on speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve might raise interest rates later this month, stoking fears of an economic slowdown in the U.S., the biggest export market for many Asian countries. A decline Monday on Wall Street also hurt sentiment.

Such concerns have roiled Asian markets in recen…

INDONESIA PROBABLY FIRST TO REPORT HUMAN-SPREAD BIRD FLU

ndonesia probably first to report human-spread bird flu
Posted on : 2006-06-10 | Author : Thomas Blythe
News Category : World

JAKARTA: The first instances of human-to-human bird flu transmission probably occurred in Indonesia, according to a minister of the archipelago nation.

Aburizal Bakrie, coordinating minister for people's welfare, said yesterday that the seven cluster cases of H5N1 positive reported last month included the first cases of human-to-human transmission. The minister was speaking at a meeting to announce a nationwide campaign to prevent an outbreak and prepare for a pandemic.

Attendees at the meeting included representatives of the WHO, UNICEF, Food and Agriculture Organization and officials from the National Commission on Bird Flu and health and agricultural ministries. Other officials did not agree with Bakrie's statement and offered a more careful assessment of the situation.

With 50 confirmed cases of H5N1 and 37 deaths from it, Indonesia is second only to Vi…

THE UNITED NATIONS-FRIENDS OF THE COMING ANTICHRIST

MEDITATION AND THE UNITED NATIONS

The major requirement for the return of Christ is a world at peace
and this is the objective of the U.N.

The United Nations is a place of convergence for the dreams and prayers of all people for a better world. It constitutes one of the greatest and most exciting attempts at total human fulfillment in the entire evolution of the species. The Charter of the U.N. is the Ten Commandments of nation-states.

The Meditation Room at the United Nations was first established by a lay Christian organization, and re-modeled by Dag Hammarskjöld, a former Secretary-General, who called it a 'Room of Quiet'. It was thought that the 'house', the council of nations, dedicated to work and debate in the service of peace, should have one room dedicated to silence in the outward sense and stillness in the inner sense.

U Thant, another Secretary-General, spoke of the Buddhist conception of meditation as - 'a cleansing of the mind of impurities and cultivating…

6-6-06 THE NAME OF THE ANTICHRIST IS MADE PUBLIC

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6.6.06. I use a two code system to reveal the Name and Identity of Antichrist. The Alpha-Numerical Code in Revelation 13 and The Bible Code.

THE REVELATION

JUNE 6 2006
6 - 6- 6
ANTICHRIST REVEALED

By HARRY WALTHER

Here is wisdom, Let he who has understanding calcuate the number of The Beast, for his number is that of a Man and his number is six hundred and sixty six (666). (Rev:13:16-18).
M A I T R E Y A

"THE OMEN" movie (remake) has been released today on June 6, 2006 (666) as part of an ongoing deception By Hollywood since 1973 to paint the "Antichrist" as Billionaire Corporate Chairman with political ambitions.

The Christian "Elite" such as Hal Lindsay, John Haggee and Tim La Haye (Left Behind Books) have also added to this deception, portraying Antichrist as a Politician or a Political Dictator, to help blind the world to the true Identity of The Antichrist.
Back in 1982, The Lord revealed to me who Antichrist (The Beast) is. For the next 2…

HUMAN FLU TRANSFERS MAY EXCEED REPORTS

June 4, 2006
Human Flu Transfers May Exceed Reports
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

In the wake of a cluster of avian flu cases that killed seven members of a rural Indonesian family, it appears likely that there have been many more human-to-human infections than the authorities have previously acknowledged.

The numbers are still relatively small, and they do not mean that the virus has mutated to pass easily between people — a change that could touch off a worldwide epidemic. All the clusters of cases have been among relatives or in nurses who were in long, close contact with patients.

But the clusters — in Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Vietnam — paint a grimmer picture of the virus's potential to pass from human to human than is normally described by public health officials, who usually say such cases are "rare."

Until recently, World Health Organization representatives have said there were only two or three such cases. On May 24 Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, director…