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Jan-Feb, Year of Our Lord, 1999
Number 991

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Hope to see you at the Preparedness Show

February 19, 20 and 21 at the Cal Expo; 1600 Exposition Blvd; in Sacramento, California.

Jesus is the Rock

Submitted by WD, Colorado:

"This reminds me of the battle of the Kingdom of Heaven with the world. Jesus is the lighthouse!"

Transcript of Radio Conversation

U.S. Naval ship with Canadian Authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995

U.S. Navy: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

U.S. Navy: This is the Captain of a U.S. Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No. I say again you divert YOUR course.

U.S. Navy: This is an aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand that you change your course 15 degrees North, that's one five degrees North, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

Dear Friends,

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

In my hands is an old, beat up Bible. Somebody has been thumping it too hard and it is falling to pieces. This particular Bible has subheadings for each chapter. At Romans 13 it says, "Submission to the State." Wow, that really strikes a strong cord in me. Now those words are not part of the Scripture. They are just someone's opinion of what Romans 13 says, but does it?

Romans 13 is the scripture that stumbles so many people when they try to "come out from among them." How can they "come out" and "obey them" at the same time?

The harlot churches like to promote Romans 13 as meaning, "Obey Caesar," or "Obey the law of the land." How else can they interpret it? They have yoked themselves with Caesar through State incorporation. Their very life comes from the State. If they do not obey Caesar, Caesar will withdraw their corporate charter and they will die. State incorporated churches have only one choice if they are to survive: promote obedience to the State.

Hitler just loved Romans 13Barclay's commentaries, which are used as a textbook in Sunday Schools, shows the typical attitude about Romans 13. Barclay says, "At first reading this is an extremely surprising passage, for it seems to counsel absolute obedience on the part of the Christian to the civil power. But, in point of fact, this is a commandment which runs through the whole New Testament." According to Barclay, Romans 13 commands "absolute obedience on the part of the Christian to the civil power." With commentaries like this, it is no wonder that Romans 13 was Hitler's favorite Bible passage.

Absolute obedience means obeying the president and every bureaucrat under him. "Obey all these people who do not confess Jesus Christ. After all, God has set these men over us." Are we to obey anyone who claims to be a higher authority? Let's take another look at Romans 13 and rightly divide the word of truth. Paul Revere, Pastor


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Romans 13:1-7

King James Bible

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

4 For he is the minister of God