God has given us an answer to our prayers for direction. I will not be planning a fall mission trip because not enough funds have come in to Overseas Outreach during July to do that. . I was disappointed at first – but Father knows best!
We did have enough to have Sergei republish “Ready to Give an Answer” in Russian, with corrections and an added appendix containing pertinent and powerful testimonies from some of my students at TCI and one of my interpreters. These books will soon be available for use by our co-workers, even though I will not be there this fall.
1. Please pray for the funds for Overseas Outreach and Northwest Science Museum.
2. Please pray for continued and accelerated growth in our sideline business with Laminine, because our lighting business has dropped off drastically from what it used to be. Many businesses we previously serviced are gone – out of business!
3. Please pray for funds and legal documents for one of our co-workers and his family to move to Austria for further training in theology and ministry. He is an excellent creation evangelist from a middle Asian nation, now living in Ukraine. To return to his homeland would almost certainly mean persecution.
4. There is mounting evidence that “the home of the brave” is standing up against the tyranny of the tyrants in Washington D.C. Praise God! Keep praying!
5. Please pray for Zhenya and Natasha Molodchy. Their third child is due to come the end of August. Please pray for an easy delivery, a healthy baby and a quick recovery.
We would like to correct an error that was in our July letter. The first quote on page one was a quote by John Adams – not Thomas Jefferson.
When Is “Liberal” Very, Very Good – and When Is “Liberal” Very, Very Bad?
Did you know that the word “liberal” is used in the Bible in a very positive manner? Hold on! Don’t get excited and “up in arms” until you hear me out! (It’s a very good policy to listen or read long enough to really understand before replying – right?) The Bible says, “The liberal soul shall be made fat”. Proverbs 11:25 (KJV). You may be thinking, “But I don’t want to be liberal and I don‘t want to be fat!” I don’t blame you. Let’s take another look at this verse written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit through the wise man Solomon in Hebrew as translated into English in the NKJV: “The generous soul will be made rich.” God will richly reward the generous soul who willingly and abundantly gives to Him and to others out of a heart of love. The word “liberal” in the Bible means generous – and that is when it is very, very good.
The word “liberal” is misapplied, twisted, and distorted when applied to theologians and politicians. Why? Because theologians who are labeled “liberal” are not called that because they are generous, but because they are liberal with their own ideas. That is, they are often “liberal” with their weird opinions, false doctrines, and twisted distortions of the Word of God. Some “liberal” theologians even contend that Jesus condones or approves of homosexuality “in a monogamous” relationship. This is perhaps the epitome of wild-eyed and weird theological liberalism. Jude wrote vividly about such individuals as follows: “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ. But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.12 These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; 13 raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.” Jude 3, 4, 10-13 (NKJV). Isn’t a “gay pride parade” a classic example of those who glory in their shame?
The word “liberal”, when applied to a politician is also a twisted, distorted term. Why? “Liberal” politicians love to parade their so-called generosity because they make blatant and bold claims about caring for the poor. The reality is that they love to be liberal (generous) with other people’s money – NOT their own. Years ago I asked the question, “If John Kerry really cares so much for the poor as he claims, when is he going to set the example by selling some of his mansions and giving to the poor?” “Tax and spend” – that is the mantra of the “liberal” politician. In March, Citizen Magazine published a report on a well documented study which showed clearly that those who classify themselves as “liberal” politically are actually far stingier than conservatives when it comes to giving their own money. Generally they want to be generous with your money – and hold on to their own. When it comes to heartfelt out-of-pocket generosity in giving to orphans, widows, soup kitchens, rehab programs for alcoholics, addicts and homeless people, conservative Christians are far more liberal with their own money than the “liberals” (falsely so called). So, friends, why don’t we start calling the “gays” what they really are according to the Word of God – “homosexuals and “sodomites” – and “liberals” what they really are – “stinges”?
The Word of God says: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NKJV). God inspired Paul to write the above – he didn’t stutter or mince words. Why should we? We need to be clear, compassionate, bold, and liberal – in the true sense of the word.
The conclusion to the Citizen article is as follows:
“When it comes to giving during a down economy, one need look no further than the first-century church in Macedonia, which stands as a memorial for Christians today.
Though financially poverty-stricken, its spiritual generosity abundantly overflowed
– to the point that the apostle Paul often made note of it in his epistles.
Crown Ministries’ ‘Giving and Tithing’ puts it this way: ‘Regardless of the work to which we’re called, there’s hardly a Christian who can’t give; and when that giving is done in love it exemplifies the greatest sacrifice ever made for mankind: the death of Jesus on the Cross…
Along this line, Dr. Charles Ryrie made a powerful statement about love and money
that lays bare the truth of our devotion. ‘How we use our money demonstrates the
reality of our love for God,’ he said. ‘In some ways it proves our love more conclusively than depth of knowledge, length of prayers, or prominence of service.
These things can be feigned, but the use of our possessions shows us up for what
we actually are.’”
Through your generous support to Overseas Outreach, we are able to send support to those in Ukraine who provide for orphans, love them, and teach them the Word of God. We also support other vital ministries sharing the Word of Truth with the down-and-out as well as the up-and-out. These ministries are reaching the intellectuals of the Former Soviet Union nations – an unreached people group – as well as those in rehab centers for addicts and alcoholics to find forgiveness and victory through the love of Christ. As far as I know we never get any offerings from the ”liberals”. (Surprise! Surprise!) If we did, we won’t after this letter – unless they repent and are truly converted!
Would You Like to Help Impeach Barack Obama – NOW?
Last month I shared with you my deep conviction that Barack Hussein Obama is the most dangerous hypocrite on earth, because so many gullible Americans – even Christians – are falling for his lies and believing the media makeover distortions of the “liberals”. Also because he professes to be a Christian – yet by his actions declares himself to be anti-Christ, anti-Bible, anti-truth, and anti-American. He willingly distorts Scripture to promote his own agenda, he demanded that the cross (universal symbol of Christ and Christianity) be covered on the platform where he spoke, and he purposely censors the word “Creator” from our Declaration of Independence. Instead of saying that we are “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights” he said “endowed with certain…” At his inauguration he vowed before God, this nation, and the entire world to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. What has he done? He has spurned it, rejected it, denigrated it and trampled it under his feet with his hundreds of executive orders that bypass the protections of the Constitution. The fact is that Barack Obama is both a theological and a political “liberal” as defined in the previous paragraphs and condemned by the Word of God.
I know of three strong conservative organizations that are legally pressing hard for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama. NOW! – Before he can do any more damage. We have chosen to participate with Declaration Alliance, founded and led by Alan Keyes. Who can legitimately accuse him of racial prejudice as his motivation??? Will you pray for the impeachment of Barack Obama? Would you like to sign a petition for his impeachment? We will gladly send you a copy! This is not a new thing for me. In fact, I want to share with you a copy of a letter I wrote to our Idaho Senator, Mike Crapo, on May 8, 2010 – long before I saw any other petition for the impeachment of the fraud sitting in the Oval Office. But before I share this letter I want to mention that I’ve heard James Dobson and several other conservative leaders say that this will probably be the most crucial election of our lives. Why? For many reasons, but on the top of the list will be these…1. The selection of new Supreme Court Justices. 2. The repeal of ObamaCare. (I still really wish the Republican Party had chosen one of the much better, more conservative candidates who were in the race earlier). There will also be important issues and state and local elections which can make crucial differences.
Here is a copy of the letter dated May 8, 2010:
“Dear Mike, (Mike Crapo – U.S. Senator from Idaho)
I really appreciate that you answer my letters. Thank you for clearly pointing out to me that according to the Constitution, the impeachment of a president must begin with the House of Representatives – not the Senate. It has been a long time since I’ve read our Constitution – and I do believe that as Americans we are duty bound to follow our Constitution. Apparently you also believe this. For this reason I believe that we must push with all our might for the impeachment of Barack Obama – which should also include his unconstitutional government of radical anti-American czars, answerable only to him. He has established the pattern of a tyrant – not the pattern of honoring our Constitution.
• What do you call it when a “president” trashes our Constitution, while following the Communist playbook, “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alenski, to the letter?
• What do you call it when our “president” bows to the king of Saudi Arabia and apologizes to the world for American “aggression” and intentionally alienates America’s closest ally by humiliating Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu?
• What do you call it when a “president” seizes control of one private enterprise after another?
• What do you call it when a “president” continues aggressively pushing to bankrupt our nation, so that we implode and fall to foreign powers?
• Why has Obama spent thousands – perhaps hundred of thousands of dollars to fight lawsuits, instead of producing a legitimate birth certificate?…..
Barack Obama’s actions are far more serious than naïve stupidity. These are the actions of a man intent on destroying the American Republic founded by our forefathers. Who dares call it treason? I do!!! Will you? Will you aggressively recruit friends of the Constitution in the House of Representatives to impeach Barack Obama? This is not just partisan politics. This is the survival of our nation! I’ve seen first hand the disastrous results of socialism/communism in many of the eastern European nations. I don’t want to see them here! But America is now like a socialist train on the downhill slope, with out-of-control spending and continuing government takeovers. Can we survive another three years of this treason?
When I was a senior in high school, I read J. Edgar Hoover’s powerful expose´ of communistic tactics entitled, “Masters of Deceit”. Have you read it? Obama is a master of deceit.
Who is more dangerous to our national security – Osama or Obama? I believe it is Obama! He and his radical czars are like a malignant cancer, which needs to be cut out. It’s urgent!
When I was a graduate student, I read “None Dare Call It Treason” by John Stormer. Have you read it?
This undermining of our Constitution has been going on for many years. It’s time to stop it – now! Will you move into action by pointing these things out to our friends in the House?
You are facing a monumental task – impossible in human strength and wisdom. I am praying for you.
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power both now and forever. Amen.” Jude 24-25
Yours & His, Rick Deighton”
Liberals Don’t Create – They Infiltrate!
Are you aware of the historical fact that Harvard, Yale, Princeton and practically every other original school, college and university founded by our American forefathers was designed to train students in the knowledge of the Word of God and principally for the training of ministers of the gospel? For example: “The laws of President Dunster of Harvard, adopted in 1642, indicate the scope of the first college curriculum in America. The opening of the document is as follows: ‘Every scholar that on proof is found able to translate the original of the Old and New Testament into the Latin tongue, and shall be imbued with the beginnings of natural and moral philosophy withal being of honest life and conversation…may be invested with his first degree.’ The supremacy of the Scriptures in the early curriculum of Harvard College can be paralleled in almost all the other early colleges which were founded in the new land.” (Page 275 in the front Reference Section of the Hertel Study Bible.)
How many students would graduate from Harvard now if those were still the requirements? The tragic fact is that “liberals” have infiltrated, perverted, and stolen these Ivy League colleges and universities to now promote their twisted, ungodly philosophies.
From my perspective, liberals are very seldom energetic, hard working, diligent entrepreneurs who are founders of countries, businesses, schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, churches, missions, etc. They often function more like blood-sucking parasites who worm their way into these institutions with stealth and deception to suck out the life of a church, college, etc. by undermining the truths based on Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Of course, Satan is the master mind behind this take-over process. Jesus, Peter, Paul and Jude all warned us of his tactics. Paul wrote: “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:8-10 (NKJV)
What is now considered liberal – or from their perspective “moderate” or “progressive” is not liberal; it is not moderate; it is not progressive. It is actually raw socialism that turns into communist tyranny when the elite “progressives” gain full control. “Regressive” would be a far more accurate description because their ungodly philosophy of robbing from the “wealthy” (meaning hard-working entrepreneurs) to give indiscriminately to those they deem needy (including the lazy and the addicts) destroys incentive and makes everyone equally poor, except the ruling elite. Where is there any room in liberal philosophy for the Biblical principle, “If anyone will not work neither shall he eat”? 2 Thessalonians 3:10.
In Eastern Europe Stalin is usually the one who is blamed for the terrible oppression – but he was carrying out the policies of the communist party as laid out by the soviet trinity (Marx, Engles and Lenin). Wasn’t it Lenin who appointed Trotsky to lead the Society of the Godless in persecuting believers? If you are tempted to believe the liberal propaganda constantly pumped out by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Hollywood, the NEA, the ACLU, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, AARP, and others like them – please check out the historical record. Look at the root and the fruit of such so-called “progressive” philosophy. Please do yourself and our country a huge favor by getting some very good alternative sources of information, such as “Citizen” magazine (published by Focus on the Family), American Family Association Journal, Voice of the Martyrs, the “Agenda” DVD, “Indoctrination” DVD, “180” DVD, and an email subscription to “The Times & The Scriptures” by Norm Fox. If you would like contact information for any or all of these excellent sources, please let us know. (Most of the major news sources are owned and controlled by “liberals” – like George Soros and Ted Turner.)
Theological liberalism and political liberalism usually go hand in hand, leading the unwary and gullible to destruction. Although we should hate what the liberals are doing and teaching, we should not hate them – but pity them and pray for them. They are deluded souls, believing the lies of Satan. The hammer comes down on us as believers even harder than on the wild-living ones if we are indulging our minds and hearts in their movies and books for entertainment. The apostle Paul wrote, “who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.” Romans 1:32 – 2:1 (NKJV). It is not judgment (discernment) that God condemns – it is hypocritical judgment. In Romans 13:11-14 (NKJV), Paul wrote: “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to wake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in licentiousness and lewdness, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
As we grieve over the direction of our nation, remember and believe God’s Word: “If My people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Corinthians 7:14. The destiny of this nation is hanging in the balance. What are you doing about it?
Next month I intend once again to be sharing with you more overseas adventures and needs, but this month seeing the “land that I love” going to the dogs (parasites, liberals), I felt compelled to speak out while we still have the liberty to do so.
I want to close this epistle with the compelling and comforting words Jude closed with. “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.” Jude 24-25 (NKJV),
Yours & His, Rick