InterChurch News Service (IC News) is an evangelical online weekly news and resource service designed primarily for southern California evangelical taxpayers and voters.
Statement of faith: "We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory."
-National Association of Evangelicals
InterChurch News Service is a member of California Newspaper Publishers Association. We utilize The AP Stylebook. We don't Twitter, retweet or "like" Facebook. Established September 20, 2013, InterChurch News Service is an edit-at-will free digital weekly. The publisher-editor is a California native Vietnam-era veteran, a journalism graduate of Pepperdine University and registered Republican. (1-3)
Inside InterChurch News Service
I. NEWS & NOTABLE saves links into weekly news files for the community we seek to serve. We refer to biblical admonitions regarding truth, words and accountability:
- 'A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.' -Proverbs 11:1
- '... having investigated everything carefully ... to write it ...' -Luke 1:3 (NASB)
- '... to show you true and reliable words.' -Proverbs 22:21(Berean Study Bible)
- 'A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his own opinion.' -Proverbs 18:2
- 'The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.' -Proverbs 18:17
- 'Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.' -1 Timothy 5:19-21
Drop window links include: 1. Editorial Page. 2. Statement of Faith 3. Contact.
Editorials are opinions of the editor and not necessarily representative in all -- or in part -- by the evangelical community we seek to serve. Under First Amendment protection, our editorial position is to exercise the right to freedom of -- and to -- religion, speech and the press; to defend the rights of the oppressed, the unborn, adoptive children and children of faith enrolled in taxpayer-funded public schools, or private and home schools.
IC News advocates non-violent resistance, pro-active measures (winning souls for Christ, voting conservative) to protest the redefinition of marriage by the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court's decision on June 26, 2015 incorporating same-sex unions (Obergefell v. Hodges) -- and the 21st Century word-theft of 'family,' 'parent,' 'father,' 'mother,' 'husband,' and 'wife.'
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is reliable in the interplay of history and prophecy, of mankind's inherent sin nature since the fall of Adam and Eve, the broken relationship with God and consequences thereof, and God's offering of forgiveness and redemption solely and uniquely through faith in Jesus Christ as the only son of the living God.
'Be not deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.'
-1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Additional Page Sections
II. ARCHIVES is an archive of all News (& Notables) published back to A.D. 2013.
III. JOB INFORMATION is a direct-link referral page providing job opportunities for our unemployed family, friends and neighbors. (3, 4)
Drop window links include: 1. Veterans Page. 2. Food & Shelter.
IV. RESOURCE DIRECTORY provides links to: Family: Abortion Alternatives | Christian Counseling | Foster Care | Homeless, Abused-Mother Shelters / Senior Assistance /Attorneys - Legal Resources / Bible Study Tools - Apologetics / Book & Gift / Education - Career Changers / Digital News / Radio / Taxpayer Resources / Various Links.
Drop window links include: 1. Christians Are Taxpayers Too! 2. What Country Am I In? (5)
V. EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST focuses on Old Testament's Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 messianic prophecies corresponding to New Testament and historical citations of who Jesus Christ is.
Drop window link: Editor's Testimony.
Our primary goal is to give thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by helping to meet the needs of the diverse evangelical community God has called together for His purpose -- and thereby "strengthen the things that remain." (6-8)
The internet has provided IC News with a worldwide audience since launching the first web issue: 2.3 million hits, 118,000 pages visited, 28,000 visits, 12,400 unique visitors; 98 countries viewed IC News in a month -- including the Vatican State. Not a big splash production, IC News will advance as 26 lead soldiers march.
Thank you for visiting, check back soon and "the grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen." (9)
- W. Keith Sloane, publisher and editor.
Footnotes: 1) Helps: 1 Cor. 12:28. 2) "What Is An Evangelical?" www.nae.net. 3) Meet needs: John 21:15-17, Galatians 6:10, Acts 4:34, Rom. 12:13, Prov. 24:5. 4) State of California Employment Development Department, May 2017 statistics www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov 5) Alliance Defending Freedom www.adfmedia.org (Search: Prop 8), "Court Should of Upheld Heterosexual Marriage," Austin R. Nimocks, June 28, 2013 www.usatoday.com; California Constitution, Section 7.5 "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California," (FindLaw codes.lp.findlaw.com); "All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have a right to altar or reform it when the public good may require." - California Constitution, Section 1; Biblical warnings against the practice of homosexuality include: Gen. 18:20 ff. re Sodom and Gomorrah, Lev. 18:22 & 20:13, Deut. 27:16, Rom. 1:21ff, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, 1 Tim. 1:9-11. 6) Diverse community: 1 Cor. 6:9-11: "Such were some of you ...," 1 Cor. 5:9ff : "... I did not mean with the immoral people of this world ...," Eph. 2:13ff: "... brought near by the blood of Christ ...," Eph. 4: "... until we all attain to the unity of the faith ...," 1 Cor. 12:14ff: "And the eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you,' or again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you.'" 7) His purpose: Eph. 2:10ff: "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works ...," Rom. 16:20, Eph. 4:11-16: "And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ ..." 8) Rev. 3:2, John 21:15-17. 9) Rev. 22:21. The last sentence in the Bible.
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