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"By the indwelling of the Holy Spirit all believers being vitally united to Christ, who is the Head, are thus united one to another in the church, which is His body. He calls and anoints ministers for their holy office, qualifies all other officers in the church for their special work, and imparts various gifts and graces to its members. He gives efficacy to the Word and to the ordinances of the gospel. By Him the church will be preserved, increased, purified, and at last made perfectly holy in, the presence of God." (WCF 34:4)

En Route: to Global Occupation by Gary H. Kah, Huntington House Publishers P.O. Box 53788 Lafayette, La. 70505, 224 pp pb.

The term "New World Order" is no longer an unfamiliar term to many Americans. What is behind this apparent move toward a one-world government? Gary Kah "a high ranking government liaison" reveals the results of his years of study in this issue. Within these pages he provides evidence of a variety of individuals who remain out of media attention, and thus unknown to many, who are working to bring the world under one economic and political structure which will result in one world wide government.

Educating for the New World Order by B.K. Eakman Halcyon House P.O. Box 8795 Portland, Or. 97207-8795 291 pp. w. index pb. $21.95.

Concerned parents who have their children enrolled in public schools may keep a close eye on textbook changes and the sex ed curriculum. If these are the only items they watch in their children's educational program this book is necessary reading.

Ten Christians were murdered and 49 wounded during a terrorist attack on the packed St. James Church of England in Kenilworth, Cape Town during the Sunday evening service on July 25th.

At about 7:30 pm while the congregation of about 1000 people sang a hymn, four black men dressed in overalls and balaclava's (ski masks) burst into the church, lobbed two hand grenades and opened fire with AK 47 assault rifles on the packed congregation.

The simplicity of the historical record of the birth of Jesus is in marked contrast with the unparalleled, momentous significance of this event.

Although "scholars once questioned Luke's accuracy concerning the historical details of Jesus' birth, Bible-believing Christians have never doubted his accuracy, since what he wrote is the Word of God. Moreover, now a mass of papyri and inscriptions give sufficient evidence that Augustus did issue the census decree which Luke mentions, "that it was a new, epoch-making measure, and that inaugurated a periodic enrollment in the empire which continued for over two centuries at intervals of fourteen years." - Lenskt

If you are around forty (or older), you can remember, no doubt, one of the more famous anti-litter television commercials of the mid-sixties. The "typical American family" is shown tooling down the road in their Chevy having a typically American good time, when suddenly, they throw trash out of the car window. The camera slowly pans from the trash in the highway up to the roadside where a stately Indian sits on horseback. As the camera moves in, we see a big tear roll down his cheek. The lesson was clear and powerful: "If it wasn't for these low-life paleface slobs, the country wo╬╝ld be neat, clean, and beautiful" (Ie., like it was when the Indians had the land all to themselves). Because of this ad campaign, nearly the entire "Tee-Vee" generation grew up ashamed of being of European descent.

For several months we have run ads for Christ College in The Counsel. This month we would like you to get to know the institution and some of its faculty better. Christ College is conservative, evangelical college committed to the Reformed Faith. The college has recently relocated in Greenville, SC after having been established in Lynchburg, VA in 1989. During a recent visit to Greenville I had the opportunity to meet with two of the men that are intimately involved in this operation, Dr. Ken Gentry and Dr. Jerry Crick. The College's temporary location will be Reedy River Presbyterian Church where Rev. Gentry is the Pastor.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp! cries she with silent lips. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

These words, taken from an Emma Lazarus poem, The New Colossus are inscribed on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal in New York Harbor. The statue is no doubt a welcomed sight to the millions of immigrants that have settled in New York City upon their arrival in America.

Each month the "Cross-Examination" column presents a summary statement of a Reformed and Reconstructionist conviction in theology or ethics, and then offers brief answers to common questions, objections or confusions which people have about that belief. Send issues or questions you would like addressed by Dr. Bahnsen to the editor.

The finest expression of the theology of God's inspired word - its "pattern of sound words" - can be found in the masterful, systematic expression of Reformed theology known as the "Westminster Confession of Faith." This year marks the 350th anniversary of the English Parliament's convening of 121 godly theologians from the entire realm (and later, eight commissioners from Scotland) to the Westminster Assembly.

The Intimate Relation of the Incarnate Christ with the Old Testament.

In this section of Luke's birth narratives we see that the entire Old Testament revelation was a preparation for the coming of Christ and the revelation of God in Him.

According to John Greenway, historians "write about the Indian because the Indian in the American mind is as imaginary as Sandburg's Lincoln, a creation of fantasy, guilt and ignorance, on which everyone is his own authority: Such is the altogether sad and dangerous situation in which we presently find ourselves. Bear with me, dear reader, as I once more attempt to expose a few more myths about the Indian.

One of the more enduring fantasies of "native American" culture is that it was an egalitarian paradise. Women were respected as equals; male chauvinism was nonexistent; children were adored; all dwelt together with mutual respect and unfailing love. This, of all the dreamy dreams of the left, is perhaps the most mystifying to explain. Whereas, one can understand why the radical environmentalists think they have historical allies in the Indians; how feminists and their fellow egalitarians can interpret native American society as an Egalitarian Nirvana is beyond me. We once again have an illustration either of utter ignorance of the facts or a brazen dishonesty in the use of them.