InterChurch News Service (IC News) is an evangelical online weekly news and resource service designed primarily for southern California evangelical taxpayers and voters. In these last days, it is imperative to advance a compassionate, uncompromising gospel.(1)
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 (2)
IC News is a member of California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA). We utilize AP Stylebook. We don't Twitter, retweet or 'like' Facebook. Established September 20, 2013, IC News is an edit-at-will digital weekly. The publisher-editor is a California native Vietnam-era veteran, a journalism graduate of Pepperdine University and registered Republican.
Inside InterChurch News Service
I. 2019 NEWS & NOTABLE files newslinks in weekly time capsules for the community we seek to serve. We refer to biblical admonitions regarding truth, words and accountability:
- 'A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in espressing 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 ...' -1 Tim. 5:19-21
- 'Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous -- you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!' -Psalm 7:9
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 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 Jesus Christ, voting) to overturn the redefinition of marriage by the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court's June 26, 2015 decision to incorporate same-sex unions (Obergefell v. Hodges) and with that, the 21st Century word-theft of 'family,' 'parent,' 'father,' 'mother,' 'husband' and 'wife.' (5)
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 soley and uniquely through faith in Jesus Christ as the only son of the living God.
'Be not decieved: 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
'I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people -- not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolators, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolator, reviler, drunkard, or swindler -- not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. Purge the evil person from among you.'
-1 Corinthians 5:9-13
Additional Page Sections
II. Prior publishing years of News (& Notables) are archived for reference: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014-B, 2014-A, 2013-B, 2013-A.
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: 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?
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 provide food for God's household (God's word, information and encouragement) in communicating to the needs of the community God has called together for His purpose -- and 'strengthen the things that remain.' (6-8)
The internet has provided IC News with an unexpected worldwide audience since launching the first web issue: 2.6 million hits, 140,000 pages visited, 33,000 visits, 16,000 unique visitors; persons from 98 countries -- including the Vatican State -- viewed IC News in December 2014. Not a big splash production, IC News will advance as 26 lead soldiers march -- and the Lord wills.
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. 12:22 2) "What Is An Evangelical?" NAE 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, August 2018 statistics; 5) Alliance Defending Freedom (Search: Prop 8), "Court Should of Upheld Heterosexual Marriage," Austin R. Nimocks, June 28, 2013 USA Today; 'The Health Hazards of Homosexuality -- What the Medical and Psychological Research Reveals,' by Mass Resistance, pbk edition Feb. 2017; Calif. Constitution, Section 7.5 "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California;" Calif. Constitution, Section 1: "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;" Bible texts warning of the sin of homosexuality include: Gen. 18:20ff (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. 4:13: "... 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 ...," 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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