Monthly Archives: September 2013

OBITUARY: Chinese church leader Samuel Lamb: 1925-2013

“My dear wife died while I was in prison.  I was not allowed to attend her funeral.  It was like an arrow of the Almighty until I understood that God allows the pain, the loss, the torture, but we must grow through it.”  Samuel Lamb: 1925-2013

“OMF International 9formerly China Inland Mission) reports the number of Christians in China in 1949 was 1 million.  Today, the group estimates the number at 70 million.”

Miraculous ways

WORLD Magazine, Issue: “Reaping a whirlwind,” Aug. 24, 2013
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Early in his ministry, Chinese pastor Samuel Lamb often kept a small bag with clothes, shoes, and a toothbrush near his front door. The travel case wasn’t for lamb_1weekend getaways: The leader in China’s underground church movement stayed ready for police to arrest him for his Christian activities.

Lamb didn’t resent it. His life spanned the remarkable surge of Christianity in China over the last half century—and he often said he could summarize his life and ministry in one principle: “more persecution, more growth.”

Lamb, who encountered both persecution and growth in extraordinary ways during his lifetime, died on Aug. 3 at age 88.

Lamb was born in a mountainous region near Macau in 1925. His father was a Baptist pastor, and Lamb began preaching his own sermons when he was 19 years old. By the mid-1950s, Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong began the first waves of persecution against many Chinese citizens, including Christians.

When Lamb refused to register his house church with the government, authorities arrested him in 1958. The sentence: Twenty years of hard labor. Lamb spent most of the next two decades working in brutal coal mines, but he also taught Christianity to others suffering in the camp. Continue reading

Next Generation Science Standards

DARWINIAN DICTATES

By: Casey Luskin
WORLD Magazine
August 23, 2013

Public education curricula in the United States have traditionally been controlled by local and state boards of education, but under newly crafted national NGSS-Logoguidelines called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), K-12 public school students across the country may learn essentially the same uniform science curriculum, one that proselytizes for Darwinism.

The drive to nationalize science standards intensified in 2009 when a study found American students had fallen to 23rd in science internationally, ranking behind China, Japan, Germany, and Canada. In 2011 the National Research Council, an arm of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, released its Framework for K-12 Science Education, outlining specific science content and thinking skills that students should learn. The nonprofit corporation Achieve.org coordinated the team that drafted the final NGSS, published in April of this year. Continue reading

Evidence of Cyclical Arctic Ice Levels

“According to the MailOnline, Arctic sea ice averaged 2.35 million square miles in August 2013 compared to the low point of l.32 million square miles recorded in September 2012.”

“We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least.”

“There is mounting evidence that Arctic ice levels are cyclical.” 

Arctic Sea Ice Up 60 Percent in 2013

Melanie Batley, Newsmax, September 10, 2013

An unusually cold Arctic summer has resulted in almost a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice compared to the same time last year, buckingAn iceberg melts off Ammassalik Island in Eastern Greenland. predictions that global warming would result in the disappearance of the ice cap by 2013.

According to the MailOnline, Arctic sea ice averaged 2.35 million square miles in August 2013 compared to the low point of 1.32 million square miles recorded in September 2012.

“We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least. There is no doubt the warming of the 1980s and 1990s has stopped,” Anastasios Tsonis of the University of Wisconsin told the Mail.

A 2007 BBC report predicted the Arctic would be ice free in 2013, the Mail reported.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, however, continues to insist that global warming has been caused by human greenhouse gas emissions as opposed to natural variability, but according to the Mail, there is mounting evidence that Arctic ice levels are cyclical.

The development has cast doubt on the validity of modeling and predictions of intensified global warming which has already been the basis of recent debate within the scientific community, the Mail reports.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/SciTech/arctic-sea-ice-cooling/2013/09/10/id/524888#ixzz2g2NXaYGR