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Virtually every editorial board, all business organizations (including the California Chamber and the California Taxpayers Association), all labor organizations and, of course, the entire academic brain trust from our world renowned universities campaigned vigorously for the defeat of Proposition 13. But something funny happened on the way to the polls. Ordinary Californians rejected the predictions of the end of civilization if Prop 13 passed and overwhelmingly enacted the measure by over 66%. How could this happen? The political elite had even taken the extraordinary step of putting a competing measure on the ballot -- Prop 8 -- and tried to sell it as Across the nation, and especially here in California, ordinary citizens are taking to the streets to protest what they view as excessive taxation and gross financial mismanagement by our elected officials. Many are also upset with what they see as a transparent socialist agenda rapidly being forced on an unwilling population. The Tea Party movement has, of course, its genesis in the Boston Tea Party where noted colonial brewer Sam Adams with a band of rather uncivilized ruffians dared to dump the King's tea into the ocean as a protest against taxation without representation. Much like that original event, the modern Tea Party movement is a citizen-driven phenomenon. Mostly hand painted signs -- rather than the sea of pre- printed signs -- are on display. Although not directly tied to the Tea Party movement, a recent rally in Orange County turned out thousands more than expected. The target of their ire was a package Of tax increases forced on California citizens by the state legislature including support from Republican leadership. And therein lies much of the source of discontent. When ordinary California citizens feel that they have been abandoned by their elected leaders as well as their political parties, they seek alternative means to express their political judgment. The only question that remains is whether our political leaders will understand the significance of this discontent before they, too, become irrelevant. Pastor Rick Religion In the News De-Baptism Certificates Offered In England A secular organization that backs the atheist ad campaign on London's double-decker buses, is now offering "Certificates of De-Baptism" for people wishing to renounce their Christian faith. The organization says it is getting many requests for the certificates. The National Secular Society claims more that 100,000 people have downloaded the de-baptism certificates from its website and several thousand have ordered parchment versions for approximately $4 per copy. The British initiative is among the latest in a series of atheist- oriented campaigns in Europe. Source: USA Today, April 2, 2009, summarized by Pastor Rick New DVD Hailed By Pro-Life Movement A new movie, Come What May, is an independent Christian movie out on DVD and is being highly promoted by the pro-life movement nationwide. George Escobar, a former vice president of product development and executive director for AOL/ Time Warner, got his inspiration from the movies Fireproof and Facing the Giants, two highly 7.15 Acres. Views to The Ocean Hwy 79 & Coulter Ridge $139,000 .83 ACRE, PALOMAR VIEWS Owner Will Carry $49,900 Furnished Cabin 1 bedroom, 1 bath with large loft, Wood stove, large deck, washer/dryer, all wood interior, $1,200/Month property tax relief but without all Jan Coupal is President of acclaimed films with Christian the Draconian consequences, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers themes. In the movie, Caleb, a But voters would have none of Association -- California s largest student at Patrick Henry College, it. 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In other words, what is --- 1~|11tll~" CTn_~_~'~/nl'd -- !14, ! ,'d Group- Length: 93 minutes 2 " i ',l Source: World Net Daily, summarized to ask Him about this saying gained by coding such things as ... ..... ~~j~)~L~f~~'~ by Pastor Rick (Luke 945) good and evil, heaven and hell, At~$wel3 Janet Gastil Kaaren Tero' Bonnie Sharron cell 760-445-1829 cell 619-417-0481 cell 619-992-3868 Ask Pastor Rick Personally, lhavenoconfidence sin and redemption, and then Solution time: 25 rains. The Spats by Jeff Pickering W ekly by Linda Thistle 1 4 4 5 7 4 5 1 9 7 1 3 1 14 4 7 1 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: * . Moderate ** Challenging **, HOO BOY! 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. Do you believe in Bible codes? Some people think there are hidden messages in God's Word for a variety of reasons, including the following passages: At that time Jesus answered and said, "1 thank You, Father, Lord of heavefi and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes (Matthew 11:25). But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not in Bible codes. In my thinking, they are counterintuitive. Paul writes in 2nd Timothy 3:16-17, All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work (NKJV). The question begs to be asked, why would God hide valuable information in His Word that would be impossible for people to discover for thousands of Crossword holding mankind accountable for all eternity because we failed to act on information that was not decoded? It seems to me to defy logic. Secondly, if one doesn't have the "correct" cypher, how can he "rightly divide the Word of truth" by study (2nd Timothy 2:15)? There ate many things in the Christian life that come from a "regular" understanding of Scripture. For example, our faith comes by "hearing" the Word of God, not decoding it (Romans 10:17). Our growth comes as we "feed" upon the Word, not decoding it (Psalm 119:9-11, 105; 1st Peter 2:2; 2nd Timothy 3:16-17). ACROSS T-- _7--7- ~- ) ] ~o Bottom line, all that we need to 1 Audacious :_~ know from the Bible can be found 5 See 6-Down ~ "----'- --- "-- in a straightforward study of the 1. T/g-L/gel Yi-Tigon, 9 Waste no I'E" ------ ~ ~.~ text. Li-Tigon, Li-Liger time Rick Hit is the Senior Pastor at 2. Wolp~n 12 Hebrew 18- ---- 22~ ~29~ HillsideCommunityChurchon3rd (dolphin, killer whale) month and C Streets in Julian, CA. 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