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 July 31 - Rev. John Stott dies at 90; influential Anglican evangelist
 Article: Social Gospel

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It is a fact that one of the main pillars of modern ecumenism can be traced to the Lausanne Covenant that was authored by John Stott. This article explains how other ecumenists have praised Stott during his life or following his death. They are Billy Graham, Rick Warren and Richard Mouw.
The Rev. John Stott did not fill stadiums with the faithful like his longtime friend, Billy Graham, or give the invocation at a presidential inauguration, as megachurch pastor Rick Warren did for Barack Obama. Yet he was a giant of the evangelical world - perhaps the most influential evangelist most people have never heard of.

Unassuming but erudite, the Anglican pastor who died at 90 Wednesday in Surrey, England, after several months of deteriorating health, wrote 50 books, including the 1958 classic "Basic Christianity," which sold more than 2.5 million copies. His book royalties seeded Langham Partnership International, a nonprofit organization he founded that trains ministers in 100 countries. He also was the principal framer of the Lausanne Covenant, a defining statement that launched the global evangelical movement.

When Time magazine named him one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2005, Graham, who like Warren revered Stott as a mentor, explained why the gentle Englishman deserved the honor.

"I can't think of anyone who has been more effective in introducing so many people to a biblical world view," Graham said. He credited Stott's work as "a significant factor in the explosive growth of Christianity in parts of the Third World," which Stott preferred to call the Majority World.

"He was a very broad-minded evangelical," said Richard J. Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, which hosted Stott several times. "He was the kind of person who wanted to bring different factions together and emphasize what we hold in common."

Stott believed that evangelism was not the only mission of Christians, a stance that some evangelicals criticized. He urged Christians not only to spread the gospel but to act on the Bible's teachings by addressing social injustice in the world. He wrote and preached on climate change, global debt and other pressing issues facing contemporary society.
It became a global phenomenon at the International Congress on World Evangelization, convened by Graham in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1974. With 2,700 participants from 150 nations, half of which belonged to the developing world, it was an unprecedented gathering, "possibly the widest-ranging meeting of Christians ever held," Time reported.

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 July 31 - Toward a cashless society: Treasury printing fewer dollars
 Article: One World Government

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There is no looking back. The cashless global economy is here. It will not be long when a world currency will be standard. This will be followed by a global electronic exchange buying and selling system that will force everyone into the one world economy that will be run by the antichrist.
This is why the pope promotes a New World Order and a One World religion. For those who read this who have been part of the Calvary Chapel movement, you may want to get up to date. While many in Calvary Chapel at one time warned about this agenda, they are now getting involved with Rome in one way or another to help implement the program.
For evidence of this, just hold on. We will be soon publishing an article that will explain what is happening. It seems only those with discernment are able to see.
Credit or debit. Check or money order. And don't forget about PayPal and Google Checkout. Since the late 1980s, the number of payment options has surged and American consumers have been quick to adopt them.

"There are all sorts of ways that just take cash out of the picture," said Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com. "We really have been moving toward a cashless society."

All those changes mean that fewer and fewer dollars are being printed. Since 2000, annual printing totals have been among the lowest in three decades, according to the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving. In 2010, production of $1 and $5 bills reached the lowest levels in the last 30 years.

The cashless trend will surely be augmented by the arrival of Isis, a digital wallet that will allow users to pay with a swipe of a smart phone. Earlier this month, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover all signed on to help create a "digital wallet." The system is scheduled to roll out in the first half of 2012.

Debit cards transactions ranked first in payments per month in the 2009 Survey of Consumer Payment Choice. Cash came in second and credit cards, third.

"Consumers are going to have to become more educated and more savvy about payment choices and navigating their way through the payment market," said Schuh. "Innovation often brings choice which is good, but it also brings more complexity and difficulty."

Tony Crisalli, who has run the Holmdel Village Exxon for 20 years, said he is seeing fewer and fewer cash transactions.

"Even for something as simple as a flat tire, people pay with a credit card," he said. Eighty to 90 percent of the gas Crisalli sells is purchased with credit cards. "Credit is king," he said.

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