Friday, March 5, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - March 5, 2010

In This Issue
• Today's Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• "Gay Marriage" in D.C.
• Wreckonciliation
• The Good News Corner
• Worship With Us!

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The Daily Brief - Friday, March 5, 2010

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: tremble before him, all the earth. (Psalm 96:9)

Today's Daily Brief

1. Military trials ahead for 9/11 suspects? - MSNBC

In a potential reversal, White House advisers are close to recommending that President Obama opt for military tribunals for the self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind and four others.

- Thank You that this path is being followed so that the people are safe. We pray that we will be fair in our prosecutions of these terrorists, but may we not give them a forum to spread hate.

- Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me. (Psalm 35:26)

2. Pentagon shooter had a history of mental illness - USA Today

The man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon had a history of mental illness and had become so erratic that his parents reached out to local authorities weeks ago with a warning that he was unstable and might have a gun, authorities said Friday. It's still unclear why John Patrick Bedell opened fire Thursday at the Pentagon entrance, wounding two police officers before he was fatally shot. The two officers were hospitalized briefly with minor injuries.

- We thank You that more people were not hurt in this violence. We pray that those in the government will listen to families who warn of the threat of this behavior. May those in law enforcement be aware of threats and quick to act.

- Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed. (Psalm 59:2)

3. CBO: National Deficit to Hit Nearly $10 Trillion Over Upcoming Decade Fox News

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicts that Obama's budget plans would generate deficits over the upcoming decade that would total $9.8 trillion.

- May the people hold their leaders to accountability. We pray for a resurgence in the Capitol and in private citizens of a respect for money and an understanding of it as God s blessing, not a god itself.

- The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave. (Proverbs 22:7)

4. Reid: 36,000 Lost Jobs in February 'Really Good' Fox News

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is catching heat for portraying Friday's labor report showing 36,000 jobs were lost in February as "really good" news. "Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good," Reid said Friday on the Senate floor. Republicans drew attention to the remark, which was captured in a YouTube clip, while bloggers railed against the Nevada Democrat.

- May those in the government be thoughtful before they speak, and may they take seriously their responsibility for creating conditions that will allow people to thrive. We pray that the politicians will try to exploit any economic downturns for their own gain.

- As they had their pasture, they became satisfied, And being satisfied, their heart became proud; Therefore they forgot Me. (Hosea 13:6)

5. Shaky Start for Iraq Vote - Wall Street Journal

An Iraqi election to choose the country's next leader and help shape the U.S. role here for the next four years opened Thursday to deadly violence and fraud claims.

- Lord, we thank You that Iraq has reached a point where they are able to hold elections. We pray the Iraqi people will continue to work to build up one another and remain faithful to freedom despite any threats.

- And we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure; (1 Corinthians 4:12)

6. UN climate chief quits, leaves talks hanging - AP

The sharp-tongued U.N. official who shepherded troubled climate talks for nearly four years announced his resignation Thursday, leaving an uncertain path to a new treaty on global warming.

- Let any false statements be found out that have led people to inaccurate conclusions. May we praise You for the magnificence of creation and not claim power over things over which we have no power.

- Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it. (Isaiah 42:5)

7. PC(USA) Council: Biblical Israel, Modern Israel are Different Christian Post

The Israel described in the Bible and the modern state of Israel are not the same and should not be understood as such by Christians, states a new paper drafted by the mission council of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

- Thank You that You have again gathered Your people to the land, and we pray that we will be faithful to honor them. May we recognize this gathering as a sign of the closeness of Your return.

- Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. (Joshua 1:6)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

- You, O God, sent plentiful rain, whereby You did establish Your inheritance, when it was weary. (Psalms 68:9)

1. PA map experts called up ahead of talks - Ynet News

The Palestinian Authority is engaging in consultations ahead of the resumption of indirect peace talks with Israel, a senior Palestinian source told Ynet on Thursday.

2. Mideast peace talks could begin as early as Sunday - Ha'aretz

Indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority may begin as early as Sunday, Haaretz had learned. U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell will land in Israel on Saturday night, and the American administration is hoping the sides will declare the beginning of indirect talks the following morning, ahead of the arrival of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday.

3. Syria: Israel trying to frame us - Jerusalem Post

Fiercely backed by allied Iran, Syria on Thursday denied hiding nuclear activities from the world and said Israel was the source of suspicious uranium particles found at a Syrian desert complex, allegedly bombed two years ago by IAF jets.

"Gay Marriage" in D.C.

Homosexual Marriage In Our Nation's Capitol

Washington, DC is in the trouble of Biblical standards. This week is the first time in history that the nation's capitol will recognize allowing same sex couples the same benefits as married ones. They call it "gay marriage." But the very documents from which marriage is derived precludes members of the same sex from marrying. In Mark 10:6-9 Jesus said, But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Therefore, there is no such thing as a "marriage" between two members of the same sex. It would defy, not redefine, the God given gift of marriage. Homosexuality is a sin that the Lord calls abomination. In Leviticus 18:22 the Lord says, Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. The Lord says in Leviticus 20:13, If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Abomination here means "morally disgusting" "an abhorrence." It would seem that homosexuals are trying to legitimize their actions by hijacking marriage in order to be socially accepted.

Homosexuals argue that mankind is no longer under the Old Testament--that the New Testament is about loving one another. The New Testament, however, condemns homosexuality in Romans 1:24-27, Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another.

Sodom and Gomorah are widely known as towns where homosexuality was not only practiced, but encouraged. When the angels of the Lord came to Lot to warn him that the Lord was going to destroy Sodom, even the homosexuals lusted after the angels and tried to violate them. In fact, there were not ten righteous there that the Lord would not destroy them. The angel of the Lord said in Genesis 19:13, For we will destroy this place because the cry of them (their sin) is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord has sent us to destroy it. Satan has placed the crown of homosexuality upon our nation's capitol by defiling marriage. What next?

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry


Back in 2005, Senator Barack Obama had an opinion on the reconciliation process -- and, like many of his positions since becoming President, it too has "evolved." "Reconciliation is the wrong place for policy changes," he argued. "In short, the reconciliation process appears to have lost its proper meaning. A vehicle designed for deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility has been hijacked . . . " (Congressional Record, S. 14150, December 20). Today, the very man who condemned this process for silencing debate is forcing the government takeover of healthcare through Congress on strict party lines using a device that he himself admitted is "wrong."

Making matters worse, the members tasked with forcing the issue may be paying for it with their political lives. In a new poll sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony List, voters reveal that they'e willing to pitch their Congressmen if they pull the trigger on a pro-abortion bill. Surveying eight of the most politically vulnerable districts, the polling company found overwhelming support for Rep. Bart Stupak's (D-Mich.) outright abortion ban. Among the findings: "At least two-thirds of voters in each Congressional District opposed 'using tax dollars to pay for abortions' and in all districts majorities 'strongly opposed'' . . . In three districts, opposition reached 80%." In every instance, voters "were more apt to reject, rather than embrace, a candidate who 'votes for health care legislation that includes federal government funding of abortion.'" In other words, a vote for the President's plan might be the cheapest one-way ticket out of Washington.

That fact is not lost on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Yesterday, a testy Pelosi continued her charade on abortion coverage, telling the press, "Let me say it clearly: we all agree . . . there is no federal funding for abortion . . . There is no change in the access to abortion. No more or no less: It is abortion neutral in terms of access or diminution of access."

Perhaps the Speaker should have prepped her party on those points, since two Democrats publicly contradicted her claims within hours of the press conference. "The good news is that the Senate bill does allow [abortion coverage]," Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) told the Washington Post. Later, Pelosi's second-in-command, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) veered off the party talking points by saying that he talked to Rep. Stupak about resolving the abortion dispute in a follow-up bill. "Well, separate pieces of legislation could be passed that would relate to that. That's a possibility." But Congressman Hoyer, if abortion isn't in the bill, why would a separate proposal be necessary? (Family Research Council)

The Good News Corner

Federal Judge Dismisses Shirley Dobson from Lawsuit against the National Day of Prayer

Prayer proclamations are a long-established and cherished American tradition going back to the Founding Fathers.

On Tuesday, March 2nd, a federal judge dismissed all claims against wife of Dr. James Dobson, Shirley Dobson, in a lawsuit that was brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) against the National Day of Prayer.

According to the Christian Post report, Shirley Dobson serves as the Chair for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. The lawsuit was brought in October of 2008.

The Alliance Defense Fund senior legal counsel Joel Oster, who represented Dobson, noted that "prayer proclamations are a long-established and cherished American tradition going back to the Founding Fathers."

However, the FFRF maintains that the US Constitution was "written to be a Godless document." The lawsuit not only targets the National Day of Prayer, but also the President, since the Day of Prayer mandate is renewed annually in a proclamation given by the sitting President. While the lawsuit began with the Bush administration, it is now titled "Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Obama," reports the CP.

"The lawsuit against Mrs. Dobson was based on the ridiculous argument that a private citizen can violate the law by praying," added ADF's Oster. "It is just another example of one radical organization's allergic reaction to anything involving God."

The next National Day of Prayer is scheduled for May 6th, 2010.
(Source: Jennifer Riley - Christian Post) Read more. [Reported by: Aimee Herd, Breaking Christian News (Mar 5, 2010)]

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