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KJV - King James Version - Bible Verse List - Famines and Other Divine Curses

"Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you."
Deuteronomy 11:16-17, KJV

"When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them: Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance. If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be; What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;) That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers."
1 Kings 8:35-40, KJV

"Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites."
2 Samuel 21:1, KJV

"Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years."
2 Kings 8:1, KJV

"Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread."
Psalms 105:16, KJV

"Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:"
Jeremiah 11:22, KJV

"And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers."
Jeremiah 24:10, KJV

"And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand."
Jeremiah 27:8, KJV

"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them:"
Jeremiah 29:17-18, KJV

"Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die. So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them."
Jeremiah 42:16-17, KJV

"A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them."
Ezekiel 5:12, KJV

"When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread:"
Ezekiel 5:16, KJV

"Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them."
Ezekiel 6:11-12, KJV

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RAGE Show : An Eye For An Eye -- the new deterrent

RAGE Show : An Eye For An Eye -- the new deterrent

A New Film By . . .

Today, we live in such a politically-correct world. We have become so superficially polite, and so concerned with projecting an image of being civilized, that even cold-blooded, violent murderers are given a humane three-drug cocktail so that their lives are terminated as they are knocked unconscious, without ever feeling even the slightest bit of the same pain that they inflicted upon their victims.

Gone is death by stoning. Gone are the swords and the guillotines. Gone are the firing squads. Gone are the gallows. Gone are the electric chairs. These methods of terminating a human life instilled fear in would-be doers of violent crimes -- they were strong deterrents -- but they are all gone.

So we must ask ourselves: Is this new easy way out -- lethal injection -- really serving to deter violent crime?

In fact, is condemning a violent murderer to be locked up for the remainder of his or her life, without any chance of parole -- at the expense of the state -- really serving to deter violent crime?

Has the criminal justice system become too soft, or possibly even too corrupt?

Is it in fact time to reform the criminal justice system?

And the big question: Is it time to go back to the Mosaic Law and "an eye for an eye"?

What if social justice were placed in the hands of the families of the victims?

What if in place of political correctness and superficial politeness, the families of victims were allowed to express their full rage against the perpetrators of these hideous crimes by inflicting upon them the very same acts -- and no more -- that they committed against their deceased loved ones? Yes! An eye for an eye! Full, untempered revenge!

Would this give the victims' families more closure? Would it give them more of a sense of justice? Would it give them more peace of mind?

What if -- in an effort to make this new criminal justice system an even stronger deterrent against violent crime -- it was broadcast nationally on a weekly basis for all to see? Just think; the producers could even use slow motion cameras and zoom lenses as the families of the victims made the perpetrators of these crimes really suffer for their vile deeds. Gore for gore, and limb for limb, all in beautiful color, right before your very eyes! And, of course, the families of the victims would remain immune to criminal prosecution!

This is . . .

"RAGE Show : An Eye For An Eye -- the new deterrent"

. . . coming to a theater near you!

Now tell me; would you go to see such a film?

Would you sit in your seat and cheer on the families as they took their revenge against these scums of the Earth?

Before you answer, consider the following:

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"
Jeremiah 17:9, KJV

". . . For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."
Mark 7:20b-23, KJV

In contrast to the imaginary scenario which I have depicted for you in the previous lines, the Bible actually teaches us the following:

"Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins."
Proverbs 10:12, KJV

"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
Matthew 5:7, KJV

"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
Matthew 6:14-15, KJV

"Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven."
Matthew 18:21-22, KJV

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:"
Luke 6:37, KJV

"Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him."
Luke 17:3-4, KJV

"Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted."
Galatians 6:1, KJV

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
Ephesians 4:32, KJV

"And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins."
1 Peter 4:8, KJV

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
1 John 1:9, KJV

Forgiveness does not come easy to the human heart. We want oh so much to hold on to our anger, our bitterness, our rage, our grudge, our desire for revenge; particularly when it involves a violent crime against ourselves, or against someone whom we love. In some cases, it is in fact humanly impossible to call up even the smallest degree of mercy and forgiveness from within ourselves. It in fact requires Divine Intervention, and a total spiritual transformation of our inner man. It also requires that we honestly recognize what sinners we are ourselves.

For more information concerning this topic, please consider reading such articles as "Love, Mercy, Forgiveness and Chastisement" and "Bloody But Unbowed : Timothy McVeigh and the Death Penalty".

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KJV - King James Version - Bible Verse List - Families Divided By Christ

"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me."
Matthew 10:34-38, KJV

"Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Mark 13:12-13, KJV

"Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law."
Luke 12:51-53, KJV

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KJV - King James Version - Bible Verse List - False Worship of the Heavens

"Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire . . . And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven"
Deuteronomy 4:19, KJV

"If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel: Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die."
Deuteronomy 17:2-5, KJV

"And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal."
2 Kings 17:16, KJV

"And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD."
2 Kings 21:2-5, KJV

"And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel. And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven."
2 Kings 23:4-5, KJV

"At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth."
Jeremiah 8:1-2, KJV

"And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods."
Jeremiah 19:13, KJV

"I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests; And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;"
Zephaniah 1:4-5, KJV

"Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon."
Acts 7:42-43, KJV

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KJV - King James Version - Bible Verse List - False Prophets

"But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him."
Deuteronomy 18:20-22, KJV

"The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by heir means; and my people love to have it so: and what will e do in the end thereof?"
Jeremiah 5:31, KJV

"For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not ent them, saith the LORD."
Jeremiah 29:9, KJV

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
Matthew 7:15-20, KJV

"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many . . . For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
Matthew 24:11, 24, KJV

"For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect."
Mark 13:22, KJV

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
2 Corinthians 11:13-15, KJV

"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
2 Timothy 3:13, KJV

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
2 Timothy 4:3, KJV

"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction."
2 Peter 2:1, KJV

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
1 John 4:1, KJV

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South Dakota Governor Signs Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law

As you may have heard, on Tuesday, March 22nd, South Dakota Governor, Dennis Daugaard, signed into law a bill which places additional roadblocks in front of women who wish to obtain an abortion in that state.

Among other things, this new law stipulates that after her initial visit to one of the state's abortion providers, a woman must wait for a period of seventy-two hours, during which time she is also required to attend a consultation at one of the state's "pregnancy help centers" where she will receive counseling -- which may be secular or religious in nature -- concerning the full range of assistance and options which are available to her, as well as the risks that are associated with having an abortion.

The law -- which takes effect July 1st -- also stipulates that in order to qualify as a counselor at one of the help centers, a person must be opposed to abortion. While the new anti-abortion law makes exceptions for medical emergencies, instances of rape and incest are not exempted.

As was to be expected, the minute that Governor Daugaard signed the bill into law, abortion supporters -- such as Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union -- immediately announced that they would challenge the law in court, and attempt to have it struck down as being unconstitutional.

While I am not familiar with Governor Daugaard's personal politics, I must applaud him for being willing to take this bold step to protect the lives of the unborn innocent. Let's hope and pray that similar laws which are also winding their way through other state legislatures will meet with similar success. Most importantly, let's hope that this new 72-hour waiting period and mandatory counseling will result in more women making a godly choice, by choosing to keep their unborn children.

For a detailed look at this issue, please consider reading my eight-part series, "Abortion: Slaughter of the Innocent".

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Middle East Uprisings - True Quest for Democracy or Tribal Civil Wars?

I was just reading a very informative opinion piece from an op-ed editor of the NYT called "Tribes With Flags". I don't always agree with Mr. Friedman's views, but quite often, he demonstrates that he has put considerable thought into his comments, and he offers sound advice to those who may be listening to -- or reading -- his perspective. This particular piece poses some very interesting questions regarding current uprisings in the Middle East. For example, it asks whether they are truly fueled by a desire to achieve democracy, or simply motivated by the desire of one tribe or sect to overpower another. Are they in fact just tribal civil wars being disguised as democratic uprisings?
He also offers one possible explanation concerning why so many Middle Eastern and North African nations have been ruled by military dictators, or other authoritarian heads of state over the decades. This is in fact one of the topics that I likewise covered in one of my articles concerning Saddam Hussein a number of years ago. Contrary to those people who believe that democracy is theĀ  best form of government, is it possible that due to their ethnic constitution, some countries of the Middle East in fact need strong dictators just to hold them together? As I've asked before, as brutal as he was, did Saddam Hussein know and understand something about his own people that the American government did not, and which has taken them eight long years to figure out? Read the op-ed and form your own opinion.

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KJV - King James Version - Bible Verse List - Jealous God

"Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;"
Exodus 20:5, KJV

"For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:"
Exodus 34:14, KJV

"For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God."
Deuteronomy 4:24, KJV

"Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,"
Deuteronomy 5:9, KJV

"(For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth."
Deuteronomy 6:15, KJV

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The Muslim Brotherhood - Political Hanky-Panky in Egypt

Few people, if any, will deny that last month's departure of Hosni Mubarak as the thirty-year dictator -- ahem, president -- of Egypt was a good thing for the Egyptian people. Like a number of other thugs and dictators who have ruled -- or who continue to rule -- over African and Middle Eastern nations, it was clearly time for Hosni Mubarak to go. Let's hope that Moammar al-Gaddafi of Libya, and Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen will soon follow suit, along with the Saud family, and a number of other entrenched national leaders in the Middle East.

While the media spotlight has since been repositioned, and much attention has been given as of late to events in Japan -- and now Libya -- developments in Egypt should continue to be of interest, because while Hosni Mubarak is now assumed to be history, there is still much work to be done in Egypt, in order to transform it into a true democracy where the Egyptian population has a say in their country's future.

After Hosni Mubarak was finally forced to step down by the Egyptian military following eighteen days of protests at Cairo's Tahrir Square and elsewhere -- now referred to as the January 25th Revolution -- the people clamored for quick, immediate, visible change in Egypt. They wanted to experience change here and now, even though the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces repeatedly advised them that the changes which they demanded during the protests would take time to implement; in fact, months at the very least. At the same time, the Egyptian military offered hints that it was not interested in remaining in control of the country any longer than was absolutely necessary. It wanted to see a civilian-led government installed.

Thus it was that this past Sunday, March 20, 2011, and only five weeks since Hosni Mubarak's fall, a national referendum was held in which the Egyptian public had an opportunity to approve, or disapprove, of a package of eight constitutional amendments. One of these amendments limits the president's time in office to a period of two four-year terms. As was to be expected, the package was approved by 77.2 percent of the voting public according to various news sources.

While all may seem to be well on the surface as Egypt moves closer to becoming a full-fledged democracy, there may be serious trouble brewing underneath. Allow me to explain.

The people of Egypt demanded expediency from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, but it now seems that in their haste, they may have let the tiger out of its cage. You may recall that during the eighteen days that protesters gathered by the many thousands at Tahrir Square, they were spearheaded by and organized by a small group of well-educated, technologically-savvy, young Egyptians. In a loose sort of way, perhaps we can refer to these leaders as Egypt's "yuppy" class. According to news reports, these Egyptian "yuppies" were for the most part of a secular persuasion. They were not Muslim extremists who were seeking to turn Egypt into an Islamic state similar to Iran.

At the same time, while the January 25th Revolution protests were in progress, the Muslim Brotherhood -- which has been outlawed in Egypt since 1954 -- maintained a very low profile, because they didn't want to be viewed as being the fomenters of the revolution. At that time -- and I may have mentioned this point in an earlier post -- I suspected that the Muslim Brotherhood had shrewdly decided that it would be in their best interest to simply let the Egyptian people carry the weight of the revolution, and then once Mubarak was removed from power, the Muslim Brotherhood would begin to make its power grab. Sadly, that now seems to be exactly what is happening.

While one would think that all Egyptians would be very pleased with the results of Sunday's referendum, that is not the case whatsoever. Almost twenty-three percent of voters were against the referendum. In fact, it may surprise you to know that according to media reports, some of the very leaders of the January 25th Revolution were opposed to the referendum, as were public figures such as Nobel laureate and former head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, and former secretary general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa. Both of these men are potential presidential candidates in the upcoming Egyptian election, so why would they, as well as some of the very leaders of the revolution, be opposed to the constitutional amendments?

In a word, the answer is time, and the fact that time does not favor the core group of people who overthrew Mubarak. In other words, due to their impatience and desire to see immediate change in Egypt, the public has placed fledgling political parties in Egypt -- who want to promote their own candidates in upcoming elections -- at a disadvantage. These new parties lack the organizational skills, finances and manpower that is possessed by the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as by Mubarak's corrupt party, the National Democratic Party. According to media reports, it was in fact the Muslim Brotherhood and the National Democratic Party who were the primary supporters of Sunday's referendum, for obvious reasons.

In contrast, some of the leaders of the January 25th Revolution, as well as the Coptic Christians, were opposed to the referendum. Please understand that I am not saying that they are opposed to the proposed package of amendments itself, rather, they were opposed to the timing of the referendum. They realized that the process is moving along too quickly, and that to continue at such a rapid pace will give the Muslim Brotherhood the upper hand. In other words, they were hoping for a longer transitional period before the referendum was placed before Egyptian voters, which obviously would also allow them more time to prepare themselves politically for the upcoming elections. That is why I stated that time is not on their side. There simply is not enough time left for them to do what needs to be done, in order for them to effectively promote their candidates. The Muslim Brotherhood has the edge.

Even though these groups attempted to persuade Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to move slower, their pleas were ignored. As a result, the tiger --- the Muslim Brotherhood -- has been let out of its cage. It is also interesting to note that much of the opposition to the referendum originated in Cairo and Alexandria, which just happen to be two population centers for Egypt's Coptic Christians. We have but to look at other Muslim nations where Islamic parties are in control, to realize what bitter fate may be in store for Egypt's Coptic Christians, if the Muslim Brotherhood acquires the political power that it seeks.

As one political observer noted, "I want our country to advance, and we will not advance if they [the Muslim Brotherhood] win . . . The interference of religion in politics can destroy Egypt." His statements highlight one of the major factors which divides the nations and peoples of the Middle East, and which has resulted in internal strife, violence, bloodshed and war. In other words, the people of the Middle East are so divided by sectarian loyalties -- meaning Sunni, Shi'ite, Kurd, Christian, etc. -- that it has become nearly impossible for them to work together in any meaningful fashion. Just look at the ongoing political turmoil in Iraq following its so-called "liberation". Whenever one faction rules a country, anger and resentment build up in the other sects, until that government falls from power, and then a wave of violence, revenge and retribution ensues. This is the sad history of the Muslim nations of the Middle East. It is the sad story of people who follow the violent teachings of the Qur'an, instead of the peaceful doctrine of Jesus Christ.

Please pray for the Coptic Christians of Egypt.

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KJV - King James Version - Bible Verse List - In the Multitude of Counsellors

"Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die."
Numbers 35:30, KJV

"At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you."
Deuteronomy 17:6-7, KJV

"One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established."
Deuteronomy 19:15, KJV

This is why in Acts chapter seven, where Stephen is stoned to death, (which the Apostle Paul witnesses), we read:

"And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep."
Acts 7:58-60, KJV

Here are some more verses in both the Old and New Testament:

"Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety."
Proverbs 11:14, KJV

"Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established."
Proverbs 15:22, KJV

"For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety."
Proverbs 24:6, KJV

"Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
Matthew 18:18-20, KJV

"This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established."
2 Corinthians 13:1, KJV

"Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear."
1 Timothy 5:19-20, KJV

"He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:"
Hebrews 10:28, KJV

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