Week Ending April 18, 2003
Religious Freedom Coalition
April 18, 2003 12:21PM EST
CONGRESS IN RECESS
CONGRESS IN RECESS
Congressmen have returned to their districts and will not meet in session again until April 29th. Much legislation important to social conservatives, including the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, has been set aside until Congress reconvenes. Next week's Legislative Update will review legislation we feel must be passed this year.
Meanwhile the American Atheists are holding their annual convention beginning today, Good Friday, the day Christ died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. The atheist convention will last until Easter Sunday, the day Christ rose from the grave in defeat of death. It is extremely significant that the atheists begin their convention about the hour Christ died on the cross and end it about the time of His Resurrection. The darkest hours for humanity are the hours of glory for those who hate God. As the light of the Lord shines in victory on Sunday, the atheists disband.
What is the main preaching point of the atheists at this--and for that matter, all--of their media events and conventions? They state that truth is relative and that each man must decide for himself what is right and what is wrong. Satanists make that same statement!
According to Aleister Crowley, who was the founder of the modern Ordo Templi Orientis and also the man who called himself "the Beast 666" of Revelation, atheists are correct. His Great Law of Thelema proclaimed in hisBook of the Law is "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." The basic tenet of atheism, secularism and Satanism are identical – that each individual should "do as he or she pleases." The ultimate result of this philosophy is either anarchy or totalitarianism.
The most despotic leaders of the 20th Century, who also caused the greatest pain and the greatest number of deaths, were all separated from God. Adolph Hitler was an occultist. His inner circle was homosexual. (Documentation of Hitler's homosexuality can be found in the book The Hidden Hitler.) Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao Tse-tung were all atheists. Together these four men caused the deaths of more than 200 million people.
In an atheist government or any truly secular government, the leaders have no restraint, so anything can be made law, and any outrageous fad can become the norm. The Bible is clear that those who govern MUST obey their own laws. In atheist and purely secularist governments, that is rarely the case.
As I mentioned in previous updates the RFC is placing advertisements in Chicago newspapers this Easter weekend with a message for the atheists. The message is a simple one: "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2: 9-11)
In the end, all human beings will bow before Christ. There is only one question, will the bow be to honor Him or will the bow be in fear of the Judgment they will receive because of their unpardoned sin?
Please join me in prayer that every atheist and secularist who raves against our Lord this weekend will be touched by the truth of our Lord, that their lives will be changed and that they will come to serve Him.
This weekend should be about one thing only ... The truth of the Resurrection ....
1In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
May the presence of the Holy Spirit bless you and your family this Easter weekend.
William J Murray, Chairman
Religious Freedom Coalition, Washington, DC
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