Island News — September 25, 2006

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The difference between Muslims and Jews

“The Jews have come from the tragedy (of the Holocaust), and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror, with their work, not their crying and yelling. … We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people. … Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people, and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them.”

Immature Believers

“Have you ever heard any of the following statements?

  1. The biggest “losers” in our Christian school are our church kids.
  2. The new converts in our youth group are on fire, but our so-called Christian kids are so carnal and worldly that they are a poor example.
  3. Half of the kids from Christian homes are probably not saved.

“These negative comments are understandable because many people who were born again in childhood grow up to be immature Christians whose lives seem to bear little spiritual fruit in contrast to those of their adult authorities or brethren, many of whom were saved later in life.”

NBBC wins Sport Ministry Award

“Northland Baptist Bible College has been awarded the NCCAA Sports Ministry Award for 2006. … Northland has participated in sports ministries through summer sports camps and foreign missions trips. Athletes at NBBC have participated in sports clinics at government schools, helped missionaries with construction projects, worked at orphanages, and played exhibition games, all while sharing personal testimonies and making gospel presentations.”

Criminal justice majors train for a versatile future

” ‘I had two ideas when I was growing up. I wanted to be a member of the Italian mafia, or I wanted to be a law enforcement officer.’ The mafia idea phased out in high school, and today, Officer Stephen Parker, a 1996 BJU graduate and police officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, serves as a member of the seven-man gang unit in the Organized Crime Intelligence Division.”

Funny Fuel Filter Story

“Changing the fuel filter on a well maintained Saab is a simple job. Just ask the people who wrote the instructions for my Haynes manual. … Sound easy enough? The only problem is that they left out some of the steps that really happened. … 3. Brush your right arm against any rusty parts and place flecks under lower eyelid. Blinking rapidly may increase the discomfort.”

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11 thoughts on “Island News — September 25, 2006

  1. Ryan

    Dear Isle,

    I think that the poor instructions show a critical error on the part of the manufacturer. And it is also a design flaw on the poorly designed saab vehicles. If one is to buy a vehicle of such poor repertoire he should consider buying from a company that didn’t start out making jets. But buy from a company that is american made and actually knows how to build cars.

  2. Yugo

    About the Northland award…..
    I’ve been to Northland many many times, and I’ve always been impressed with the overall spirit of the staff and the students. One of the girls I met there was from Haiti, and she got to with the sports ministry team to St. Vincent. She showed me her photo album of the stuff they did, and they did a TON of stuff. She was even able to lead some little soccer players to the Lord since she could speak their native language.
    All that to say I’m not at all surprised they got that award, and I’m glad they did.

  3. Stephanie

    About the immature believers:

    I personally have never heard anyone say those statements but there is no doubt in my mind that people do say those things. Unfortunately, people who have grown up in Christian homes do indeed participate in worldly activities giving unbelievers a wrong impression (which really annoys me!), but not all christians from godly homes are like that. It’s those chritians who have chosen to follow Satan’s path that cause people to think that way. It’s really sad to see that christians would chose to follow the world rather than God. It seriously burdens my heart to hear that because I was once on that other side and I don’t see why someone would give up chritianity for it!

  4. Andy Rupert

    Stephanie,

    I am saddened that some choose the way of Satan also. But doesn’t that give evidence that these people are not of the Lord. When Jesus described the false teachers in Matthew 7:15-20, he said, “by their fruits you will know them.”

    Ryan,

    I like my car, but to put that much money into a vehicle doesn’t seem like a wise investment … even if it is a SAAB!

    Yugo,

    Glad to read your report about the Haitian girl. I graduated from Northland and met people from all over the world. The Lord has blessed the school and camp with good people with a heart for service.

  5. Ashley

    I think it’s sad that those who have grown up in a Christian home and Christian school aren’t being the godly examples they should be. Unfortunately, for many of these people the Bible seems so commonplace and they don’t grow into Christ-likeness as they should. When Christian school students hear this, they should determine to be more of a witness of Christ. John the Baptist explicitly stated that his mission on earth was to prepare the way for Christ by bearing witness of Him, and that is every Christian’s duty. Therefore, it makes sense that Christians should desire to know their God and to study the Bible so they might accurately relay who their great God is.

  6. J.P.

    About the Muslims…
    I think that it is very thoughtless and selfish for the Muslims to think that they can gain the world’s respect by blowing themselves up or killing innocent civilians. How can they claim to be a peaceful religion when there are reports of killings by suicide bombers almost every day, with almost all of the terrorists being followers of Islam?

  7. jordan

    For centuries, many Christians have walked a fine line between true love for God and religion. The danger of Christian schools is that students often become desensitized to God and His Word. Instead of using the resources God has so graciously given them, they grow tired of the constant emphasis on godliness, morality, modesty, etc. I believe the best way to steer clear of this path and follow the Lord’s Will is to be continuously in His Word and seeking what He wants for our lives. We shouldn’t let our life become religion, but instead we should use the blessing of a Christian education to grow, witness, and love.

  8. Thomas the blogger

    Responding to the Muslims…
    Even though the comparison between the Muslim and Jewish religions is intriguing, the comparison is invalid. The Jewish people came under direct attack from the Reich in WWII. They had their houses, land, and per say “human hood” taken from them. Their predicament is vastly different from the one of the Muslims. The Muslims have not been under any persecution(physically) since the crusades. The Jewish people(Having done nothing deplorable to deserve annihilation) have overcome adversity to be respected and looked up to. The Muslims, on the other hand, have attacked others and made Jihad or Holy War. The two are entirely different. For the Islamic community to “disserve” respect, they must apologize for their acts of murderous duplicity.

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