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Australian Independent Baptist Newsletter

Pastor and Mrs. BennettMap of Australia

MARCH 2003 #2

Dr. David C. Bennett, Editor (DCB)

PO Box 1241 – Dubbo – NSW – 2830 – AUSTRALIA

Phone/Fax 02-6884-2846


Permission is given to forward material contained in the AIB Newsletter.

Purpose: To inform and warn God's people of religious social, and political events in today's world.


Standing unashamedly for the King James Bible

The Sunday Telegraph 2 March 2003 HIDDEN POLICY ON DRUGS (Edited by DCB) "ECSTASY and speed would be freely available over the counter under a radical NSW Greens policy."

Heroin would be given to those who are registered users in "regulated quantities in a string of safe injecting rooms across the state."

The Greens also want to "remove criminal penalties for personal drug use and establish licensed drug outlets to import, manufacture and sell drugs."

To say the least the Greens policy is controversial and details of such a policy "are not included in the party's campaign literature for the March 22 state election, where the Greens are expected to receive their largest ever share of the vote in NSW."

"Pharmacies would serve as testing laboratories where users could check the quality and purity of their drugs."

"Other unpublicised Greens policies include a charter of rights for prisoners and a ban on keeping caged birds as pets."

As the Australian Democrats have lost popularity the Greens have become the third "third force in NSW politics and the fastest growing party in the state."

Editor’s Comment: Isa 5:20 "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"


'BUILDER OF BRIDGES' (Edited by DCB) Following the 27th February installation of Rowan Williams as the 104th archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Vatican's Council for Promoting Christian Unity, described the ecumenical task in terms of building bridges.

Kasper welcomed Williams as the new archbishop of Canterbury saying Williams was "a theologian with keen perception in reading the signs of the times; a scholar with an ear bent to the ground; a poet, with a deep sensitivity to language. All of these talents will be well put to use, for the task at hand is not simply to build bridges but, by the grace of God, to become a bridge, so that talk about God, about a boundless mercy, about the crucified and risen Lord, and the hope and treasure we carry within us, spans the distance between the Gospels and the farthest reaches of our contemporary world."

Editor’s Comment: Job 15:9 "What knowest thou, that we know not?"

Dubbo Daily Liberal 5 March 2003 DISH TO HELP FIND LIFE SIGNS ON MARS (Edited by DCB)

"The Parkes radio telescope will play a vital role in NASA's latest attempts to find life on Mars with a $3 million upgrade."

Work to enlarge the telescope will "greatly enhance its capabilities."

"The telescope has been contracted to track six unmanned spacecraft from the USA and other countries that are stationed on Mars.

The craft have been sent to collect data in an attempt to confirm life existed on the red planet.

NASA's two robotic Mars exploration 'Rovers' will search for evidence of liquid water and analyse rocks and soil, while a Japanese robot will relay information on the upper atmosphere.

A European craft will map the surface and subsurface structures and the British lander ‘Beagle 2' will search for signs of water and other life."

John Cobb, Federal member for Parkes, said this will put Parkes "at the forefront of unlocking the secrets of our neighbouring planets."

Editor’s Comment: 1Corinthians 3:19 "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God."

Dubbo Daily Liberal 6 March 03 HELP AT HAND FOR OUR YOUTH (Edited by DCB) "If students at Dubbo College Delroy Campus need somewhere to turn for advice on a range of issues from sexual health to setting goals they'll know where to go after a community day yesterday."

There were representatives from various groups holding "workshops at the school in a bid to let the students know what services are available to them."

Along with this were several motivational speakers telling the students "they could achieve whatever they put their minds to."

"Drug and alcohol education was also part of the day as well as sporting activities and music workshops."

Each student contributed to a large mural which "was aimed at building communication and negotiation skills among the students."

Editor’s Comment: Lu 6:39 "...Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?"

The Daily Telegraph 6 March 03 CITY CHAOS AS PUPILS PROTEST (Edited by DCB) "A SCHOOL student-led protest against the war in Iraq turned into chaos yesterday bringing the CBD to a halt and leading to a chaotic display on the historic Archibald Fountain."

There were ten thousand students from eighty schools across Sydney who "deviated from their agreed march route and ran through the streets."

"The anti-war message was sidelined as the protest led to three arrests – two of them children – and Sydney City Council had to drain the fountain to remove debris."

One was arrested "for streaking, and an organiser allegedly directing students out on to the road was also arrested."

"Organiser Simon Bulter blamed the rampage on miscommunication with police, and despite the unruliness hailed the rally ‘a success’."

One hundred students from Riverside High carried "banners and placards made at school." One Riverside High student said "she feared terrorist reprisals on Australia because of its stance on Iraq" but "she did not buy George W. Bush's line that Saddam Hussein was linked to terrorists – believing it was simply an effort to gain greater support."

Editor’s Comment: Eph 2:2 "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience." 5 March 03 WHISTLEBLOWER MAGAZINE: 12-YEAR-OLD PALESTINIAN BOY'S MARTYRDOM 'STAGED'

FRENCH MEDIA COMPLICIT IN PERPETUATING 'MYTH' OF MOHAMMED AL-DURA (Edited by DCB) "The ‘martyrdom’ death of 12-year-old Palestinian Mohammed al-Dura at the hands of Israeli soldiers – which received widespread international news coverage and spurred on the current intifada, inspiring countless ‘suicide bombers’ to attack Israel – was actually a ‘staged’ piece of street theater, according to an in-depth report in the current issue of WND's monthly magazine, Whistleblower."

The footage of the 12 year old and his father pinned down "in crossfire between Arab snipers and Israeli Defense Forces" took place on Sept. 30, 2000."

It has been determined "that the IDF could not have shot the boy, due to a large barrier between the Israeli military outpost across the remote junction and the location of the boy and his father."

A "just-completed, long-term journalistic investigation conducted in France concludes that the Mohammed al-Dura affair was actually a piece of Palestinian theater – similar to the dramatic Palestinian funeral processions last April after the Israeli incursion into the Jenin refugee camp. During that public spectacle, a martyred "corpse" twice fell off the stretcher, only to hop back up and retake his place in the procession. The Palestinians had claimed 3,000 deaths in Jenin – the actual toll was 52."

Gérard Huber is a psychoanalyst and permanent Paris correspondent of the Israel-based Metula News Agency.

"But what about Mohammed al-Dura's funeral? ‘The badly wounded corpse of a child was shown by doctors at the Shifa hospital in Gaza,’ says Huber. ‘[That] child was dead, but he is not the child seen in the famous TV newscast.’

The sensational 5,000-word report by WND Managing Editor David Kupelian, titled ‘Mohammed al-Dura martyrdom a media myth?’ is published in the March edition of Whistleblower."

Editor’s Comment: Jer 9:5 "And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity." 4 March 03 BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS - PIG BOOKS BANNED IN DEFERENCE TO MUSLIMS TEACHER SHUNS SWINE STORIES IN CLASS THAT MIGHT OFFEND ISLAMIC KIDS (Edited by DCB) "The head teacher at a school in Britain is defending her decision to ban books that contain stories about pigs because they might offend Muslim children."

The London Daily Express reported that "teacher Barbara Harris has removed the books from classes for those under 7 years old at Park Road Junior Infant and Nursery School in Batley, West Yorkshire." Sixty percent of the students in that school are of Pakistan or Indian origin and 99% of those are Muslim.

"Recently, the head teacher has been aware of an occasion where young Muslim children in a class were read stories about pigs" and "This could have caused offense to religious sensitivities."

Harris said a memo was sent to the staff that any fiction books containing pigs should be removed from classes with children younger than 6. She went on to say the books "remain in the school library and there is nothing to stop our youngest children having stories such as 'The Three Little Pigs' in small groups."

Harris believes those older than six "can be expected to make informed choice about their reading material and therefore the books remain the same in these classrooms."

Editor’s Comment: Is the same tolerance given to those of the Christian faith?

Sydney Morning Herald (SMH hereafter) 7 March 03 POPE WRITES OF HIS DEATH, RULES OUT RESIGNATION IN EPIC POEM (Edited by DCB) "Pope John Paul has written about his own death for the first time and indirectly ruled out his resignation in a three-part epic poem published yesterday."

The work is entitled Roman Triptych and consists of eleven pages in part as prose and verse. In these pages he meditates "on the role he has played for the past 25 years, since being elected to the highest power in the Catholic church on October 16, 1978."

Editor’s Comment: Ec 10:13 "The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness."

SMH 7 March 03 SEX AND VIOLENCE SCREEN-SHOCKER TO OPEN HERE UNCUT (Edited by DCB) "Irreversible, the French film whose graphic depictions of sex and violence caused more than 200 people to flee a cinema when it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival last year, will be shown uncut in Sydney next week."

This graphic film will be shown only to an "over-18 audience."

This film is so graphic it "prompted a mass exit from a midnight screening at Cannes last year. Some people were treated with oxygen in the lobby. It contains two particularly controversial scenes. In one a man is beaten to death with a fire extinguisher, and in another a woman is raped, beaten and left for dead."

Now get this! "The general manager of Palace Cinemas, Nicolas Whatson, saw Noe's film at Cannes. He said he had to ‘look away’ from the screen several times, but was convinced of its artistic merit."

Editor’s Comment: Eph 5:16 "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil." 1Pe 3:12 "...the face of the Lord is against them that do evil."


"Queensland Police have charged a man with five counts of indecently dealing with a child after he was allegedly filmed sexually abusing a young girl."

The charges were against a 52 year old man committing these acts against a 12 year old girl who was in his care!

"A police spokeswoman said his arrest came after a three-month investigation."

Editor’s Comment: Why are we surprised when these things happen when a graphic film such as the one mentioned above causes "200 people to flee a cinema" and some to be "treated with oxygen in the lobby" and is yet considered to have "artistic merit"? 2Ti 3:13 "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."

British Times 21 February 03 GOVERNMENT URGES UNDER-16S TO EXPERIMENT WITH ORAL SEX (Edited by DCB) "A GOVERNMENT-backed course is encouraging pupils under 16 to experiment with oral sex, as part of a drive to cut rates of teenage pregnancy."

The government backed course "A PAUSE" is according to its opponents "having the reverse effect by exciting the sexual interest of children."

The course "trains teachers to discuss various pre-sex ‘stopping points’ with under-age teenagers.

It aims to reduce promiscuity by encouraging pupils to discover ‘levels of intimacy’, including oral sex, instead of full sexual intercourse."

More than one hundred thousand young people are taking the course in an effort by the government "to tackle Britain’s teenage pregnancy rate, which is the highest in Western Europe."

The director of the Family Education Trust said he "hoped that the Sexual Offences Bill, currently going through the House of Lords, would lead to the course being banned."

One teacher who recently attended training for the course said she felt that by teaching the programme "teachers are implicitly supporting under-age sexual activity."

Editor’s Comment: Mt 5:8 "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." 1Ti 5:22 "...keep thyself pure."

Jerusalem Newswire 27 February 2003 PALESTINIAN MUSLIM RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE (Edited by DCB) "Jerusalem -

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday confirmed reports that Palestinian Arabs had reduced to a pile of rubble the tombstone marking the traditional burial place of the biblical patriarch Joseph in the Samarian town of Shechem."

The site corresponds to that given in the biblical book of Joshua, "Joseph's bones, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem in the tract of land that Jacob bought for a hundred pieces of silver from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem. This became the inheritance of Joseph's descendants."

"Under the Oslo Accords, this Jewish and biblical holy site was to remain under Israeli jurisdiction, despite being located in Shechem - an ancient Jewish town now inhabited by Arabs under the control of the Palestinian Authority."

"On October 7, 2000, however, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak withdrew IDF forces and evacuated Israeli civilians from the site after Arab attacks against Joseph's Tomb intensified as part of the overall Palestinian terrorist war against Israel.

PA assurances to Barak that the holy site would be protected from desecration notwithstanding, the official destruction of the Joseph's Tomb complex by the Palestinians began only hours after the last IDF soldiers left as a result of the increased dangers of continuing to guard the tomb.

Within hours of the IDF withdrawal, Palestinian Muslims stormed the site - with no visible effort by PA to stop them - destroying all Jewish religious objects, and began tearing apart the stone building over Joseph's Tomb with pick axes."

The dome over Joseph’s tomb received a coat of Muslim green paint while Palestinian "bulldozers began clearing the compound area."

"Natan Sharansky, slated to server as Minister of Diaspora Affairs in the next government, issued a formal protest over the incident...calling on Israel's Foreign Ministry to publicize photos of the desecration in the foreign media."

He said "If we would have razed the gravesite of one of the founders of Islam, billions of Muslims would have taken to the streets. It's inconceivable that the world should not know about this travesty."

The destruction of Joseph’s Tomb is only one of many Arab efforts "to undermine the legitimacy of Judaism's claim to its ancient homeland and ensure eventual complete and undisputed Islamic control of the entire Middle East."

Another example of Muslim intolerance and international silence is the "systematic program, documented by Israeli archeologists, of gutting the Temple Mount of all vestiges of its Jewish past to make room for a single massive Temple Mount mosque."

Palestinian Arabs frequently attack Jewish worshippers "entering and leaving the tomb of the biblical matriarch Rachel near the entrance to Bethlehem."

Islamic Saudi Arabia forbids "the practice of any religion but Islam on its soil under pain of death."

Editor’s Comment: Genesis 17:8, 19 "And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession... And God said...thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him." Ishmael and his descendants continue to mock Isaac’s seed and seek to control the entire Middle East.

Yours against Apostasy and for Biblical Truth

David C. Bennett

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