MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT – WHITE HOUSE VISIT

April 9, 2009

SGI To Deliver Proclamation in Person at the White House on April 15th!

By JEFF ZIEGLER, PRESIDENT: SGI

On April 15th, while thousands rally across the nation in TEA PARTY tax protests, SGI will be delivering our imprecatory prayer proclamation to the White House. The Proclamation published often in our newsletters is Augustinian in nature and was often utilized by clergy and civil magistrates to rebuff tyrannical and unjust rulers. The Proclamation is signed by 300 Catholic, Protestant, and Independent leaders from across the nation. The Proclamation declares blessings for righteous actions and negative sanctions for miscreant behavior. Specific planks in The Proclamation deal positively with life, liberty and property and negatively with President Obama’s promotion of state sponsored abortion and homosexuality.

We will meet with the White House Office of Faith Based Initiatives. There is also an effort to have the President appear for a 2 minute photo opportunity. To read The Proclamation in its entirety log on to www.s-g-i.org and please join with us in prayer! Pray for SGI President Jeff Ziegler, SGI board members Gary Humble, Ken Allen, Dr. Edwin Hissa, Rev. Bruce Moore, and Rev. Rusty Thomas as they deliver “the goodness and severity of God” to President Barak Obama.

Kingdom Foundations of Success

By Thomas Beresford Vice-President TES INC.

Our discussion speaks to elemental economic motivations, with Capitalism as the reasonable choice for Freedom and prosperity. This seems fitting in lieu of the current administration and economic landscape based on debt and fiat currency. However, to address such issues presupposes an understanding that is radically and entirely Christian.

The Fundamental

Business, economics, and entrepreneurship are terms inseparable from the notion of “covenant cause and effect thinking.” They also are terms inescapable from all of mankind, proceeding well beyond commerce in scope and application, and having everything to do with dominion and man’s innate drive towards mastery whether secular or godly. If one understands the Covenant (promise-contract), dominion (drive-motivation) and responsibility (application) as foundational functions therein, then tangible results and outcomes can be both expected and planned for.

Outcomes or economic gains are used to advance one of two Kingdoms – this is a constant principle and no one is exempt. The secularist uses his gains to support and advance a humanistic kingdom to govern his affairs, and that of fallen men. The secularist kingdom seeks to enslave men and promote a morally relativistic agenda based on the whims of unregenerate social engineers. His support comes primarily in the form of excessive taxation upon labor; which by definition is tyrannical in nature, having its foundation in rebellious man and coercion. In this system, mankind finds his labor grievous and devoid of purpose and meaning. In turn he criticizes the government that he imposed on himself as “parasitic” for it evolves into an all-powerful force with the ability to take away everything. The secular businessman then takes to vice as the logical cope for his frustration in meaningless labor and government oppression. This in turn only increases the size and power of the depraved kingdom in that it now must deal with increased “vice.” To be sure, increase comes but so does increased despair. The Preacher/Writer of Ecclesiastes: is on point when he decries what pleasure is there to work and make increase only to give the empire away to a relative upon death. Will the relative be responsible with the increase? The Preacher declares in sober language, it is vanity.

In juxtaposition, regenerate man uses his gains to support and advance the Kingdom of God. He understands a Code was given outside of or apart from man to best govern him and also declare the nature of the Law Giver, the Triune God. He knows the Code or Laws were provided by the One who knows him intimately because the Law Giver was also the Creator. His support of God’s Kingdom comes in the form of the tithe as set in the Code. The tithe is not a burden but a joyous act of worship. It is a means to love his fellow man with a purpose. It empowers his freedom to expand in commerce and benevolence and encourages an economic system of competition, and caters to man’s dominion urge or “drive.” It promotes remunerations that are secured by the family and built on for generations with the end purpose of a godly global society with wealth, purpose, freedom, peace and love.

The Practical Principles for Dominion

The idea of dominating the competition is clearly stated throughout Scripture. Time nor space provides adequate opportunity to address each principle. That said, below are a few commercial absolutes that God decrees in His “cause and effect” world:

1. No work on the Sabbath! This sounds archaic and certainly not plausible in a highly competitive market. In a humanistic sense (kingdom of man), working 7 days provides an additional day of commerce to capture gains. God forbids it! But Sabbath is also a gift of grace to mankind to rest his animals, machinery and mental exercises in order to demonstrate trust and faith in Him that He Himself will provide miraculously. The physical benefits of such rest are enormous! To work the Sabbath is to deny God’s Grace and brings long-term physical harm to man.

2. Tithing! God expects a tenth and the first fruits of everything — the best and “number one” of his work. Giving God what is His shows His position as Sovereign and Provider. The tithe is to be gathered by the Church and dispensed for welfare, remunerations for ministry and continuing education. Beyond this obligation God has promised to “rebuke” the devourer as a reward for fidelity to this command.

3. Benevolent Giving! This is over and above the Tithe. God expects and rewards those who seek out the needs of the poor and facilitates their welfare. These efforts are personal and far superior to a welfare state both in effect and personal responsibility.

These fundamental understandings were once commonplace throughout America and provided a “rhyme and reason” for our colonial existence. Unfortunately, such a principled understanding is not commonplace anymore and this “silence” has happened by intent. How have our pulpits and educational systems ceased from teaching these basic tenants? What have they been replaced with? What are the ends of these humanistic designs? More to come! Read the rest of this entry »

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SGI FOUNDING VISIONS

April 9, 2009

By Jeff Ziegler, President: SGI

The notion of possessing a world-life-view is an inescapable concept of life. Even a child, though not epistemologically self-aware, still holds to a particular worldview. In other words, it his way of organizing facts, experiences, and impressions into a life system, wherein he will define his reality, his basis of truth, and thus take corresponding action. Such experiences and actions will be primitive and very limited, lacking mature experience and context, but never-the-less form a worldview.

Ergo, it is never a question of having a worldview or not having worldview. It is instead a question of what or whose worldview is in ascendancy. Nor is it a question of sophistication or understanding. Worldviews exist with or without a conscious cogent, articulation of the same.

In a larger context, Marxists have a worldview and Fascists have a worldview. So too Christians and Muslims, Western linear historical thinkers and Eastern circular realists, as well as conspiratorialists and rationalists all these have a worldview. That these views continually battle for supremacy are of utmost importance in defining how we relate to government, the notion of individual rights, and the definition of who we are and where we are going.

Worldview: The State and Individual “Rights”

To a man, our Founding Fathers rightly held that the “rights” of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. Organically a “right” is an area to which no authority may speak and which no authority may invade.

On the other hand, totalitarians, statists and other “man as god” regimes hold that there is no area exempt from state authority. These all, with one voice see that there is no place for individuals; and that nothing exists outside of the state, since for them, the highest end of man is the State.

Yet clearly, God while granting certain unalienable rights to individuals also established the state. The state serves to bring a social cohesion and identification, it serves as an administrator of justice, and provides for a common defense.

Without a transcendent authority providing both individual rights, and laws of governance replete with proper jurisdictional authority, freedom as conceived by our forbears cannot long endure. Governance is more than state power, but includes basic self-control, family governance, religious allegiances, commercial ethics and then finally political structures. Our Founders looked to the political as the governance of last resort. There was no concept of interventions into the other spheres of authority except to redress criminal actions.

The Declaration of Independence’s spinal cord of thought “God-the creator who endows” stands in sharp relief to the modernists’ concept of state power. Herein is the presupposition of a transcendent God perfectly ordered, yet at the same time, immanently revealed in history through the individual rights and principles as described in the document. Therefore the new political nation and individuality are held equally yet jurisdictionally defined by God. Therefore, neither the state, nor individuality may be exalted over the other. Both are under Divine authority.

John Locke vs. Barack Obama

While our founders were of course influenced by a Western and orthodox Christian culture, there existed more than a few political and social theorists that made, what were then, unprecedented applications of theistic philosophy to political social theory. Chief among them was John Locke. Locke held that men derived their rights from God, but voluntarily consented to give up a portion of them to institute governments for and limited to the protecting of life, liberty, and property.

Locke then proposed a social contract, because he saw that men were not perfect (an acknowledgement of sin nature) and thus would not uphold the rights of others in a non-governmental state of being. Therefore, men consent together to form a society to govern the state of sinful men, for self-preservation and those things seen as necessary to that preservation or life, liberty, and property. This governance was based upon the “consent of the governed” and the ability of “reasonable men” to discern just laws. The end purpose of the government was to preserve life, liberty, and property. If a ruler or ruling body, broke that contract by oppressing individual rights again pertaining to life, liberty and property, the people had not only the right, but an obligation before God to overthrow that same governance.

The election of Barack Obama points to a dominate worldview at odds with that of Locke and the founders. This utopian motif deems mankind as essentially good but whose ultimate evolution and realization can only be found in a political state of unity. The political end of governance coercively suppresses individual “rights” in exchange for a collective security wherein the political entity is not the last resort, but is the beginning and the end of every iota of life.

Conclusion

The worldview of our Founding Fathers birthed the freest, most prosperous, and life affirming nation the world has yet know. A worldview that sees the Creator-God endowing men with unalienable rights. These rights cannot be taken away. President Obama’s election points to a state wherein the government as god determines who is free, who lives, who dies, and defines our existence from cradle to grave. Rights can be dispensed or taken away by Federal edict.

The choice for you dear reader is simple. What kind of America do you want to live in? Who is your God? The Founders demand your reply!

Benjamin Franklin:

“God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel” – Constitutional Convention of 1787 | original manuscript of this speech

Thomas Jefferson:

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.” (excerpts are inscribed on the walls of the Jefferson Memorial in the nations capital) [Source: Merrill . D. Peterson, ed., Jefferson Writings, (New York: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., 1984), Vol. IV, p. 289. From Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, 1781.]

John Adams:

“Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and property, according to standing laws. He is obliged, consequently, to contribute his share to the expense of this protection; and to give his personal service, or an equivalent, when necessary. But no part of the property of any individual can, with justice, be taken from him, or applied to public uses, without his own consent, or that of the representative body of the people. In fine, the people of this commonwealth are not controllable by any other laws than those to which their constitutional representative body have given their consent.”


EASTER IMPACT: LIVING KINGDOM CULTURE

April 9, 2009

By Jeffrey A. Ziegler, President: SGI

Throughout the realm of Western empires, and in the huts and villages of remote peoples groups throughout the world, the resurrection of Jesus Christ will soon be hailed in festive Easter renewal, as it has been done for the last 2000 years. Yet, the true impact and comprehensiveness of this signal event, is little appreciated by those who should hold it in highest esteem, chiefly The Church of the living God.

Oh to be sure, this Easter, as in all before it, will feature the proper victorious liturgies, hymns, and homilies. These will all be trumpeted with proper fanfare. The message of forgiveness of sins in Christ, redemptive renewal, and of new beginnings will be heralded with vigor. Yet, few will hear, and fewer will live, the greatness of Christ’s resurrection and its call upon our lives. For few understand that Christ not only died to redeem individuals from their sins, but also lives today, in an enthroned state, waiting for his adversaries to be made His footstool. And fewer still will apprehend that the end goal of His enthronement and our redemption is the transformation of the world, every part of it, into a place of worship for Christ.

THEME PASSAGES

Ephesians 1:22- 23, Matthew 28:18-20

Christ, who upholds all things by the word of his power, and the One by whom all things exist, demands by his very resurrection nature, the conformity of culture to His revealed will as contained in the Scriptures. Herein is the anthem depicted in both the narratives found in St. Paul’s Epistle to Ephesus and St. Matthew’s gospel epilogue commonly referred to as the “Great Commission.”

To fully comprehend the reach of Christ’s resurrection claims, it is useful to first define the notion of culture or cultus. Culture is defined as the sum result derived from the composition of action or expressions of adoration and worship. It is, by definition, an inherently religious term. Hence, all societal interactions, relationships, disciplines, structures, designs and so on, do in fact, reflect a locus of worship. Even if a totally secular, statist, man-centric motif is existent, the resultant culture will reflect that same absence of God. So the idea of culture as an expression of worship is an inescapable reality. In fact, it’s never a question of god or no god, just a question of whose god has the cultural dominance. As a whole then, the biblical ideal heralds the conversion and transformation of culture according to the claims of Christ and His imperial resurrection order.

This optimistic view for the Christian, places its confidence in the superiority of the Gospel of a resurrected Christ and not the progress of man. Of course, there remains a recognition of the perversion of culture in all of its facets by the depravity of unregenerate man. Hence, in developing a Kingdom Culture, there is never an accommodation of evil in the world, but instead a supreme confidence in the power of God to reorder it.

DUALISM – CONFUSING JURISDICTION

The Easter message when properly apprehended sees Christ portrayed as the “transformer of culture” and therefore all dualistic thought must be abandoned! By dualism I mean the erroneous view that depicts the unseen world as inherently spiritual and the visible world as somehow evil. In other words the earth, the body, and material possessions are not evil in and of themselves. Therefore, we must expand our vision to see that Christ himself was incarnate into the physical world and was raised bodily, ergo extending his resurrection domain and jurisdiction into the physical world and never to be confined exclusively to the ethereal unseen!

So the material world is not creature and property of hellish design. Thus while one must acknowledge that sin and evil perverts the material world, one must equally understand that the Resurrected Christ and His Kingdom conquers and restores the same fallen world. Therefore sin and evil is not the focal point and ground of theology, rather the true, holy, and living God is the ground upon which we stand. Consequently, evil, sin and perversion do not in any way define the biblical end of theology. Satan is not in any sense king of the universe, neither in its material nor in it’s spiritual aspect.

FEAR- DENIAL OF EASTER MESSAGE

Practically, Christians must abandon the fear of evil in the world in favor of the power and supremacy of the righteousness, and efficacious grace that is found in Christ. A Christocentric life is one that is filled with confidence in the future, and given to advancing the Kingdom with boldness in high and low places.

Fear of evil and even fear itself is the great weapon of Hell against the people of God. What Christ ordained as “The mighty “sons of thunder” become the whimpering hoards of irrelevancy, as the saints separate themselves from culture, fearful of its sinful attractions. The separatist cedes the ground to the very thing he fears, chiefly, evil. No such idea can be legitimately followed in light of the true message of a transformational Easter.

Emphatically Christ is not against culture! Christ instead seeks to subjugate and reconstruct it through His reconciliatory work upon the cross. Christians then are not to grovel in dualistic, fatalistic bunkers of fear. Rather Christians, The Church, and with it the Kingdom of God are to advance, and press the claims of Christ, converting the culture to the worship the King of kings and Lord of lords. While the Kingdom of God begins inwardly through regeneration, it advances and is manifest without through our actions both individually and corporately. Finally, the Kingdom is to penetrate and predominate over the whole of our social existence

Given the greatness, expansiveness, and glory of the resurrected Christ, together with all its ramifications for the elect, we dare not hang our heads low in despair or despondency. Fear has no place in our vocabulary! All the vanities we are tempted with are eclipsed in the glory of His ascendancy! No obstacle, no challenge, no stronghold, indeed not even death itself, can invalidate the power of Christ demonstrated in His elect. When we act autonomously apart from this knowledge, we fall prey to the tempters snare of defeat and death! This Easter is the time to know Christ as He is and conform our actions to the fact of the resurrection!

GETTING IT RIGHT!

When we pray “thy kingdom come …” we are praying for the conversion of all aspects of man’s existence to express the Glory of God. This worldview is supported by a conscience of righteousness in Christ, which basks in the knowledge that the saints have a forensic (judicial) “right standing” with God through Christ’s finished work. This “right standing” leads to “right doing” and consequently, it is to be with unbounded confidence, hope, and faith that we are to conquer our fainthearted imperceptive vision. Such trepidation tramples the promise of the covenant ratified in His blood. We cannot allow such fears to rule the day lest we impugn all that Christ has secured on our behalf to make the world righteous in Him.

It is an oddity of history that the Church has little understood the greatness of Christ’s resurrection claims, let alone acted upon them. Yet, dictators, kings, and despotic personalities have throughout time understood very well the social, political and cultural ramifications of THE KING OF KINGS. Their combined persecutions of the Church has sought to silence the embassy of God. Yet, in modern America, no such persecution is needed for the Church, for she has by her own ignorance and indolence, effectively placed a “reed” in the hand of Jesus, practically mocking his rightful kingship. Matthew 27:29,30.

This Easter may God grant us “eyes to see” Christ as He is! He’s not a babe in a manger, nor is He a beaten visage on deaths tree, the cross. He is the resurrected Lord of Glory above princes, presidents, and all earthly pretenses of power. HE IS RISEN INDEED! ACT LIKE IT!

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ENOUGH WHINING!

April 9, 2009

The Assault Against Maturity and It’s Political Impact

By: Jeffrey A. Ziegler President: SGI

I am not quite sure what the problem is: a renaissance of nihilistic thought, the corporate effects of new age Oprah Winfrey fads, a loss of historic perspective, a national dulling of the senses, or our own inbred Pollyanna denial of conflict, but America is infected with an unbalanced, unrealistic, and ultimately dangerous utopian view of national life. How is it that we so often ignore the vast historical data of our own national growth which depicts conflict, tumult, tribulation, pain, and suffering? A crucible which taken together with our own corporate Faith in God led to the building of the greatest nation yet known to man. Apparently socialistic ease is now esteemed over strife and competition leading to excellence and dominance. Witness the rise of Barack Obama. Fifty million plus American’s voted for him so as to relieve their perceived stress. To which I say; “WHAT STRESS?” Compared to: Valley Forge? Gettysburg? Iwo Jima? Korea? Vietnam? The Cold War? Are we to esteem ease over freedom? If so, we deserve neither!

Scripturally The Apostle Paul makes more than a few references to the fighting’s that are within and from without. Job the suffering servant, whose book is perhaps the oldest in Holy Writ, is also the least quoted in the modern world. Any gains of the Hebrew Commonwealth and the Kingdom of Israel were not without great sacrifice and upheaval. The Book of the Acts is replete with dramatic conversions, miracles, persecutions, martyrdom, political infighting, and intrigue. No evidence here of the peaceful mundane. The Master Himself said that “in this world, you will have tribulation.” Such tribulation is not confined to physical persecution, imprisonment, or political tyranny. In fact, Scripture places far more weight and stress on our battles with sin, being sinned against, heartbreak, loss, and emotional hardship than it does outward oppression. The point here is that the people of God have always had conflict. Yet, Faith in God, the superiority of Christ over all that is contrary here, gave his people the holy “steel” for their corporate backbone to fulfill their divine destiny. A destiny which transcends and gives meaning to pain, suffering, and conflict.

In this light two principles beg to be considered for modern Americans.

1) Life does not revolve around you. Surprise! It was not too long ago that most people, both Christian and non-Christian, understood this salient fact. I’m quite sure that our grandparents, who knew the deprivations of the Great Depression, and the boys on Omaha Beach comprehended this certainty. However, our generation, driven by caprice and selfishness, along with a cult of victimization, seems to believe that every pleasure in life is “owed to them” and that all sorrow, disease, or calamity, should be kept far from them by some Federal intervention. To compound this problematic childishness, when the modern American does not get what he wants, he shifts blame for his every failure to a politico, religion, or even God. Such whining is reprehensible, but is still an obnoxious fact of the moderns. These actions are in the grand tradition of Adam’s infamous reference to Eve in Genesis 3:12, wherein all blame is for his sin is shifted to the weaker vessel. Yet it is the “Adamic sin nature” that is remembered and not Eve. To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, life on planet Earth will never be so good, so as to forget the promise of heaven. It’s time to grow up and reaffirm this truth.

2) Faith in a God-ordained national future is more than a confession. A cursory glance at Hebrews chapter 11 (the Hall of Fame of Faith) denotes not a litany of confessions, but instead a catalog of actions. As James declares, “faith without works is dead.” It is too easy to complain and curse the darkness. No faith is required to recognize evil or chaff under its influence. But making a stand, as a real man, this requires faith. Faith is not comprised of false bravado brandished by those who boast in their prowess in a yet future “no-holds-barred” calamity (these are exceedingly rare). Faith, and the acts of faith, are more generally played out in what might be termed “holy monotony.” That is, doing your duty, in the church, the workplace, in the community, and for the nation with consistency and expectation, no matter how difficult or challenging it may be.

Staying the course without immediate reward or recompense was the great signal testimony of the “Father of Faith,” even faithful Abraham. He saw the promise far off, yet, it was never fully realized in his lifetime. Such overarching vision guards the heart from selfishness, bitterness, and childish protest. Certainly, there is nothing profound in these principles. They were once a part and parcel of a very basic and rudimentary understanding of what it meant to be an American. Unfortunately, the longer I live, the more I realize just how great our cultural, social, and moral deprivation is. What was once basic has somehow become enigmatic. I’m reminded of a World War II ballad, “We are poor little lambs who have lost our way …. baa baa black sheep.”

Clearly, for the American Christian, such an immature testimony falls far below the royal pedigree that the Master has secured for us in His own blood. Therefore, we must highly resolve to turn the tide! We must strive for maturity, shame cowardice, expose the ignoble, agitate against the dishonorable, upbraid the unchivalrous, and put away childish things. That is, life on planet earth is at minimum difficult. It stings! Sometimes beyond imagination. Life is designed by God with a sharp edge so as to prepare us for greatness! Only the eyes of faith, undergirded by hope, can produce a sense of individual and national destiny, mature and fully functional, that will give honor to God and eclipse the wailing of victimization or the illusory hope of a pain-free existence without achievement.

POLITICAL FALLOUT

From a political perspective the utopian always rides the “back of the tiger” named envy. This has given rise to the cult of victimization leading to Communism, Fascism, and other statist designs. Unless the church first begins the eradication of such thoughts along with the accompanying fads, programs, and pandering, little will be done to rid the political culture of these insidious designs. It was Gen. Douglas MacArthur in his address to Congress who said: “… the political problems of our day our chiefly theological in nature. Only a spiritual revolution can blunt and tame man’s passions.” Indeed, in order for a new generation of Christian statesman to arise, pulpits and churchman alike will have to exchange the epistemology of the “belly” for the glory of Christ”s Crown. Only then will true national renovation take place and America once the home of John Wayne, may silence forever the obnoxious cult of “John Whine.”


SGI – TEA PARTY INVOCATION

April 9, 2009

SGI Statesmen Global Initiatives
PO BOX 787
MADISON, OHIO 44057

440-413-1264

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Throughout the land Americans from every walk of life will rally April 15th in cities, towns, and villages to say enough is enough to the runaway spending and abusive taxation of the Obama administration. SGI lends our best efforts to these endeavors. We have included an invocation as listed below for use on these occasions. Please distribute widely and join your local TEA PARTY events.

AN INVOCATION FOR YOUR LOCAL TEA PARTY

Jeff Ziegler, President: SGI

Almighty Triune God, in the name of Christ we approach your eternal throne. Our Father, we acknowledge your providence and transcendence, as the one who upholds all things by the word of his power, who is before all things and by whom all things consist. Lord Jesus Christ, we submit ourselves to your benevolent rule, for the earth is yours and the fullness thereof and your name is above all names. Thou art Lord of the nations.

We humbly entreat thy goodness on behalf of these United States of America. May your Crown and Covenant, your Law, govern our affairs with righteousness and equity. Establish us with pure and undefiled religion and may the everlasting gospel diffuse its heavenly light and spread Christian brotherhood, liberty, and peace from sea to shining sea. We pray for our national and state governments, that all branches and departments may be constantly filled with the wisest and best men. Men who fear God and tremble at your Word. For the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. May all legislative assemblies be granted thine assistance to reward and advance righteousness, even while abhorring and restraining wickedness. May the administration of justice be in the hands of men well qualified for their offices, men not given to bribery or perverse judgments, which would throw down the bridle and sanction of law. Lord, may our civil magistrates with one voice, establish and defend our Constitution, that we the people may know the blessings of good governance. Lord Christ be in our midst, direct and assist us, impressing our hearts with your fear that we may know your present and future blessings in reward for fidelity to your inscripturated will.

We repent for the myriad of sins, which our Republic and our states have committed against your ways. We repent for the great holocaust of abortion wherein the voice of innocence has been so cruelly dashed by the hardness of our own hearts. We repent for the grievous burdens placed upon our people and injury inflicted to the family by excessive-tyrannical taxation. We repent for governments‚ appetite for living beyond its means and jurisdiction, thus mortgaging our children and our children‚s-children‚s future. God grant us forgiveness and grace to act in accordance with your will. May we be resolute and undaunted to establish uncorrupted morality, and justice for all men. Grant us the vigor to protect and defend life, the voice to herald liberty and the spirit of enterprise in the pursuit happiness.

Finally, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our founding fathers and declare that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. For such liberties we pledge our lives, our treasures and our honor, to preserve and defend the altar of Liberty. SO HELP US GOD!

Now to Him who rules all things according to his own pleasure and wisdom be praise, honor, glory, and dominion forever and ever, Through Christ Our Lord AMEN.

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SGI NEWS BRIEF

April 9, 2009

Jeffrey A. Ziegler President: SGI

At the outset let me say that SGI is not a news service as such. We are an interdisciplinary think-tank and seminar training organization as delineated on our website (www.s-g-i.org) . Yet every so often events intersect that demand concerted action on our behalf. To each of the missives below you will find a contact point for action. For news services of value I suggest: LifeNews.Com, OneNewsNow.Com, Wordwarriorette@yahoo.com and TownHall.com

MEXICAN CRISES PRETENSE FOR DISARMAMENT
– In yet another demagogic action; President Obama is seeking to reinstate the so-called “assault weapon ban” stating that Americans’ right to bear arms is somehow contributing to the violence in Mexico. Outside of the incongruent logic, the stretch of credulity on how one instance of American freedom leads to Mexican corruption, it is essential that Americans understand the terms and aims of the Obamaites and their shameless exploitation of the Mexican crises. First, the Obamaites are not really trying to ban “assault weapons.” Assault weapons are full- automatic machine guns that were banned in 1933! What the Obamaites are really after are ALL semi-automatic weapons whether or not they have a military “look.” Ironically, the Mexican drug cartels DON’T USE SEMI-AUTOMATICS! They use MACHINE GUNS! If anything Americans along the border states should be buying more semi-automatic firearms, not less, so as to protect themselves from cross-border violence. So don’t be fooled! Logic, law-enforcement, and safety have nothing to do with the ban attempt. It boils down to he who has the guns makes the rules. Heed the warning of founding father Patrick Henry “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” To fight the Obamaite encroachment get in touch with LARRY PRATT at Gun Owners of America at 703-321-8585 and tell him you heard the news from SGI and Jeff Ziegler.

MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON WANTS YOU!
– In a recent Missouri cross-agency study, Gov. Jay Nixon’s highway patrol listed the traits and ideologies of likely “violent resistors” to his state and other Federal initiatives that seek to curtail liberties. NIXON’S LIST is disturbing in that most of the readers of this narrative probably qualify! According to Nixon’s people: you’re a socially degenerative violent person if 1) You are Pro-Life 2) Support Rep. Ron Paul for President 3) Are anti-illegal immigration 4) Don’t support The United Nations 5) Home-School 6) Go to church more than once per week 7) Are pro-Second Amendment etc. Just on this abbreviated list (there is more), I know a LOT OF GUILTY PEOPLE! As of this week Missouri has pulled down the complete list reference from their website and the Governor is blaming the previous administration for the inflammatory report. (Don’t they all?). To voice your complaint contact MSHP at: mshppied@mshp.dps.mo.gov

WATCH CONNECTICUT!
– The most alarming of all recent liberty encroachments hails from the state of Connecticut. In February a resolution was introduced into the Connecticut House of Representatives that promoted the creation of a state board of directors to run The Roman Catholic Church of Connecticut. The board would effectively decapitate Bishops and Priests from running their parishes. Just a note: this particular diocese was one of the most vocal against the election of Barack Obama. Now many of my Protestant friends won’t care because this was an anti-Catholic initiative. To these friends I point out that the rationale for the proposal was to muzzle the pro-life voice that resisted the Obamaites. So beware because they will come for your church next assuming your congregation has the courage to stand in the public square. For now the resolution has been “tabled” pending future consideration. For more information contact Raymond Arroyo at raymond@raymondarroyo.com

BETTER START THINKING! – The article below was sent to me by SGI board member Rev. Bruce Moore.

Family of Irving ‘Bud’ Feldkamp, Owner of the Nation’s Largest Privately Owned Abortion Chain, Dies in Montana Plane Crash

Contact: Gingi Edmonds, www.gingiedmonds.com, 559-772-7911

MEDIA ADVISORY, Mar. 24 /Christian Newswire/ — Some of you may have seen the major news story of the private plane that crashed into a Montana cemetery, killing 7 children and 7 adults.

But what the news sources fail to mention is that the Catholic Holy Cross Cemetery owned by Resurrection Cemetery Association in Butte – contains a memorial for local residents to pray the rosary, at the ‘Tomb of the Unborn’. This memorial, located a short distance west of the church, was erected as a dedication to all babies who have died because of abortion.

What else is the mainstream news not telling you? The family who died in the crash near the location of the abortion victim’s memorial, is the family of Irving ‘Bud’ Feldkamp, owner of the largest for-profit abortion chain in the nation.

Family Planning Associates was purchased four years ago by Irving Moore “Bud” Feldkamp III, owner of Allcare and Hospitality Dental Associates and CEO of Glen Helen Raceway Park in San Bernardino. The 17 California Family Planning clinics perform more abortions in the state than any other abortion provider – Planned Parenthood included – and they perform abortions through the first five months of pregnancy.

Although Feldkamp is not an abortionist, he reaps profits of blood money from the tens of thousands of babies that are killed through abortions performed every year at the clinics he owns. His business in the abortion industry was what enabled him to afford the private plane that was carrying his family to their week-long vacation at The Yellowstone Club, a millionaires-only ski resort.

The plane went down on Sunday, killing two of Feldkamp’s daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren along with the pilot and four family friends. The plane, a single-engine turboprop flown by Bud Summerfield of Highland, crashed into the Catholic cemetery and burst into flames, only 500 ft. from its landing destination. All aboard were killed.

The cause of the crash is a mystery. The pilot, who was a former military flier who logged over 2,000 miles, gave no indication to air traffic controllers that the aircraft was experiencing difficulty when he asked to divert to an airport in Butte. Witnesses report that the plane suddenly nosedived toward the ground with no apparent signs of a struggle. There was neither a cockpit voice recorder nor a flight data recorder on board, and no radar clues into the planes final moments because the Butte airport is not equipped with a radar facility. Some speculate that the crash was due to ice on the wings, but this particular plane model has been tested for icy weather and experts have stated that ice being the cause is unlikely.

In my time working for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, I helped organize and conduct a weekly campaign where youth activists stood outside of Feldkamp’s mini-mansion in Redlands holding fetal development signs and raising community awareness regarding Feldkamp’s dealings in child murder for profit. Every Thursday afternoon we called upon Bud and his wife Pam to repent, seek God’s blessing and separate themselves from the practice of child killing.

We warned him, for his children’s sake, to wash his hands of the innocent blood he assisted in spilling because, as Scripture warns, if “you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you” (Ezekiel 35:6).

A news source states that Bud Feldkamp visited the site of the crash with his wife and their two surviving children on Monday. As they stood near the twisted and charred debris talking with investigators, light snow fell on the tarps that covered the remains of their children.

I don’t want to turn this tragic event into some creepy spiritual ‘I told you so’ moment, but I think of the time spent outside of Feldkamp’s – Pam Feldkamp laughing at the fetal development signs, Bud Feldkamp trying not to make eye contact as he got into his car with a small child in tow – and I think of the haunting words, ‘Think of your children.’ I wonder if those words were haunting Feldkamp as well as he stood in the snow among the remains of loved ones, just feet from the ‘Tomb of the Unborn’?

I only hope and pray that in the face of this tragedy, Feldkamp recognizes his need for repentance and reformation. I pray that God will use this unfortunate catastrophe to soften the hearts of Bud and Pam and that they will draw close to the Lord and wash their hands of the blood of thousands of innocent children, each as precious and irreplaceable as their own.

“I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then” (Deut. 30:19).

Gingi Edmonds is a freelance pro-life activist, writer and photographer based out of Hanford, California. Gingi writes a bi-monthly ProLife Opinion Column and is available for pro-life presentations and speaking engagements. Visit www.gingiedmonds.com for more information.

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