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The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand…

Posted by thelamp on March 13, 2007

2000 years ago, a voice crying in the wilderness, said aloud that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.  John the Baptist claimed no divinity in himself.  He said that One–Jesus Christ of Nazareth–will come who’s sandle strap he is not worthy to loose.  Jesus Christ came–his first coming–and brought us the Truth (John 14:6).  He also warned that others will come after Him claiming they are the Christ.  Fast forward to present day…and although several others who claimed they are the Christ must now give way to a false Christ.  He is not the AntiChrist…although the AntiChrist spirit is evident today…but this man claims he is God.  He is not.  He is another false prophet who twists scripture just like Satan.  He doesn’t know anything from the Bible.  This is the liar 

I, though, pray that JOSE LUIS DE JESUS MIRANDA learns the truth before he dies and stands before God (Heberws 9:27).   What’s sad is that this guy knows he’s a fraud and uses the media to give him more attention than he truly deserves.  But just like it said in the book of Acts, if what he says is true (which it’s not), then it’ll last…but if it is fake (which it is) then it won’t.


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Slavery Isn’t a Relic of the Past

Posted by thelamp on February 26, 2007

The 16,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA) has asked the Bush administration and its federal agencies to take part in a nationwide education campaign to help medical professionals better identify victims of human trafficking.

Since the training would increase the likelihood of treating people who have been tortured and sold, the Center for Moral Clarity endorses such educational campaigns as one more way of restoring value to human life.

Click Here to download and watch the latest CMC Moment, and hear Pastor Rod Parsley’s message on slavery.

Dr. Jeffrey Barrows, a CMA member, has been teaching other doctors about the existence of modern-day slavery and how to recognize the tell-tale signs of victimization by traffickers. According to the doctor, a recent study found that 28 percent of human trafficking victims were taken to see health-care professionals who did not realize the horrific trauma they had endured.

This finding, Barrows said, is evidence that the CMA training is needed. So the Christian physicians developed an online, continuing medical education program, which they hope the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of State will champion.

CMA’s emphasis on human trafficking is being advanced in conjunction with the soon-to-be-released movie “Amazing Grace,” a biographical film on abolitionist William Wilberforce. As a member of the British House of Commons, Wilberforce fought for 20 years to pass legislation banning the slave trade. On Feb. 23, 1807, Parliament banned buying and selling humans in the British Empire, but it was not until 1833 that the House of Commons voted to abolish slavery altogether.

The Feb. 23 release of “Amazing Grace” has been timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the end of the slave trade in Britain. The abolition of slavery, however, remains an unfinished story. Two centuries years later, human trafficking still claims hundreds of thousands of victims. So Wilberforce’s legacy must serve as an inspiration to continue the fight for human life and dignity.

Click here to send an e-mail to your U.S. senator, asking him or her to pass Senate Resolution 84, which honors William Wilberforce and the end of the British slave trade.

For many Americans, slavery is an institution of a long-gone era, ending with the Civil War in 1865. The grim reality, though, is that slavery isn’t relegated to history, and the trade of human chattel has evolved into the trafficking of women and children. The U.S. State Department estimates that there are 27 million people worldwide who are living in slavery today.

Awareness is the first step toward change. The ongoing human rights violations in Sudan deserve America’s attention, but it’s insufficient to merely raise public awareness on the issue. Christians have a moral obligation to be a voice for the victims of human trafficking.

CMC members can use their voice to denounce the violence and killing associated with modern-day slavery. The Center for Moral Clarity also supports accountability, which can be achieved by pulling American investment dollars out of Sudan until the atrocities end.

Click here to send an e-mail to Congress asking your representatives to pass House Resolution 7, denouncing the genocide in Darfur.

Click here to send an e-mail to Congress asking your representatives to pass H.R. 180, the Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act.


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I will be silent no more!

Posted by thelamp on December 29, 2006

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.” — Elie Wiesel

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Urgent Action Needed to Protect Civilians in Darfur

Posted by thelamp on November 30, 2006

A United Nations report released this week revealed that more people have fled their homes in Sudan’s Darfur region in recent months than at any time since the conflict started almost four years ago. Nearly 2 million men, women and children have become refugees, and the humanitarian crisis grows worse everyday. That’s why the African Union’s Peace and Security Council should unanimously support international protection from a force with the capacity to protect civilians.

“When the Darfur crisis first came to the world’s attention years ago, the reaction was one of shock and dismay,” said Pastor Rod Parsley, whose ministries have contributed humanitarian aid to the victims of violence in Darfur. “Now more than ever, the situation calls for immediate action.”

The African Union’s slogan is “Africa Must Unite,” and that is exactly what A.U. members need to do when they meet to discuss Darfur this week. Darfur is a critical test for the A.U.’s Peace and Security Council, and its members must unite behind the people of Darfur and eastern Chad rather than abusive governments.

The conflict started in February 2003 when ethnic minority rebels demanded a greater share of the country’s resources and took up arms. Since then, at least 200,000 people have died from the combined effect of civil war and famine.

At a Nov. 16 meeting in Addis Ababa, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan proposed a three-stage hybrid force. Next, the A.U. Peace and Security Council will meet to discuss the current situation in Darfur and the Sudanese government’s reaction to the proposed hybrid A.U.-U.N. force.

It’s time for the discussions to lead to action. A current proposal includes an additional 10,000 troops under U.N. command along with U.N. technical expertise to reinforce the struggling 7,000-member African Union force in Darfur.

The Sudanese government has consistently refused to allow a U.N. force to deploy in Darfur, even though the U.N. Security Council authorized such a force. It is a shame that the U.N. has allowed the Sudanese government’s refusal to accept these troops. The world needs to put more pressure on the United Nations.

If Africans are serious about protecting Darfur’s people, they must stop accepting denials and excuses. The A.U. absolutely must ensure that any international force in Darfur has the mandate and capacity to effectively protect civilians. The escalation of the conflict is fueling fears that the fighting in Darfur is beginning to spill over the border and promote instability in neighboring countries.

It is time for the world to rise up and demand an end to the madness in Sudan. The genocide cannot be looked at as a Sudanese problem any longer because it threatens to escalate into an African crisis if the blood bath continues.


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Darfur Conflict Grimmer by the Day

Posted by thelamp on October 26, 2006

The people of Darfur need prayers from around the world. The battlefield in Darfur is blood-soaked. At least 200,000 people have died since early 2003 –many of hunger and disease – as a result of a campaign of violence that compassionate leaders and others have called genocide.

Sudan has blocked a United Nations force from entering Darfur to protect the 2.5 million people forced from their homes. For the first time in more than two years, rebels fighting the government for more autonomy are making brazen, direct and successful attacks on soldiers, and they are declaring that all previous cease-fires are no longer in effect.

“In Darfur, the civilians are paying the highest price for the continued violence,” said Pastor Rod Parsley, who is conducting humanitarian efforts to ease the devastating effects the war is having on Sudanese people.

The latest peace agreement, signed in May and heavily backed by the United States but approved by only one rebel faction and the Sudanese government, is in disarray. CMC members are urged to continue prayers that peace can be obtained before the devastation is compounded by more lost lives.


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