Email not displaying properly? View it in your browser.
Worthy News Brief - July 24, 2013

%%First Name%%, build a lasting legacy!

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

In his book, A Spiritual Clinic, J. Oswald Sanders wrote about the lasting family legacies of two families from New York.

"Two families from the state of New York were studied very carefully.  One was the Max Jukes family and the other was the Jonathan Edwards family.  The thing that they discovered in this study is remarkable: like begets like.

Max Jukes was an unbelieving man and he married a woman of like character who lacked principle.  And among the known descendants, over 1,200 were studied.  Three hundred and ten became professional vagrants; 440 physically wrecked their lives by debauched lifestyle; 130 were sent to the pen for an average of thirteen years each, 7 of them for murder.  There were over 100 who became alcoholics; 60 became habitual thieves; 190 public prostitutes.  Of the 20 who learned a trade, 10 of them learned the trade in a state prison.  It cost the state about $1,500,000 and they made no contribution whatever to society.

In about the same era the family of Jonathan Edwards came on the scene. He was a man of God, who married a woman of like character. The study yielded the following concerning Jonathan Edward's descendants:  Three hundred became clergymen, missionaries, and theological professors; over 100 became college professors; over 100 became attorneys; 30 of them judges; 60 of them became physicians; over 60 became authors of good classics; 14 became presidents of universities.  There were numerous giants in American industry that emerged from this family.  Three became United States congressmen and one became the vice president of the United States."

%%First Name%%, never forget the impact your life decisions will make...in yourself, your marriage, and on your children.  In ways you will never know in this life, you are building a legacy that will last for generations!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love,

George, Baht Rivka, Elianna & Obadiah
Negev Desert, Israel

%%First Name%%, are you concerned about who's watching your internet habits?
Start surfing the internet anonymously and securely! Why we use IbVPN!
%%First Name%%, please consider supporting our ministry in Israel! Find out how you can help!
IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure delivery of your Worthy Brief please add worthybrief@worthyemail.com to your address book or approved senders list.
Click here for detailed instructions of how to WHITELIST WORTHY BRIEFS!
Were you forwarded this brief and do you want to sign up? -- It's FREE and Easy! Click Here!
Worthy News Features
Another Christian Convert Tried in Iran
A Christian convert was tried in July by Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court in Robat Karim.
Indonesia: Churches Closed Under Islamic Law
Within one year and without any legal pretext, 17 churches and chapels in the province of Aceh, Indonesia, have been closed under Islamic law.

Today's Breaking News
Around the World
US And Russia Simultaneously Announce Intent To Arm Opposing Sides In Syria - Reuters
In an almost palpable irony, Russian and U.S. officials simultaneously announced their intent to move forward with controversial arms transfers to opposing sides in the Syrian civil war Monday.

Report: Millions of girls still at risk of female genital mutilation - CNN
The largest report yet into the extent of female genital mutilation, or cutting, has shed new light onto a practice that affects tens of millions of women and girls worldwide, U.N children's agency UNICEF said.

Russian Missile Forces Holding Snap-Check Drills - RIA Novosti
The headquarters and two missile divisions of the Orenburg Missile Army in Russia's Urals region have been put on high-alert as part of snap combat readiness drills, the Defense Ministry said.

US plans to bring Iran oil exports down to zero - Jerusalem Post
The US House of Representatives will vote next week on legislation aimed at slashing Iran's ability to export any oil.

Deal done for U.S. to ship arms to Syria rebels - USA Today
A deal reached in Congress to allow the United States to ship arms to Syrian rebels could spur more support from other nations, blunting the military gains of dictator Bashar Assad and preventing him from crushing the rebel movement.

Syria is a terrorist hotbed, IDF intel chief warns - Times of Israel
An extensive global jihad center is developing right on Israel's doorstep, the IDF's head of military research Aviv Kochavi said Tuesday evening, warning about throngs of Islamist fighters streaming into Syria.


Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF intel chief: Syria turning into jihadi center 'on our border' - Jerusalem Post
Short-term risks to Israel are on the rise, and the seeds for new threats are being planted in some arenas, OC Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi warned on Tuesday.

Haredim: We'll fight draft to point of civil war - Ynet News
Disgust and pain, contempt and threats, this was the reception within the haredi community on Tuesday upon passage of the first reading of a bill that would significantly increase enlistment among ultra-Orthodox Israelis into the IDF and national service. Along with complete faith in the non-implementation of the draft law, some made it clear that the fight against it would not end in haredi military enlistment. "We'll take it to the point of civil war," they promised.

US rejected Netanyahu's request to free Pollard ahead of negotiations with Palestinians - Jerusalem Post
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tried unsuccessfully to persuade American officials to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard ahead of diplomatic negotiations with the Palestinians, Channel 2 reported on Monday.

Lapid to haredi MKs: You are keeping the Messiah from coming - Israel Hayom
Finance Minister Yair Lapid lashed out against the members of the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Knesset on Monday, accusing them of preventing the coming of the Messiah.

Bennett pledges to continue settlement construction - Times of Israel
Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett promised on Tuesday to continue settlement construction despite Palestinian demands that Israel freeze building in the West Bank ahead of the imminent renewal of bilateral negotiations.


Inside the United States
Family saved by George Zimmerman grateful, but terrified of threats - Washington Times
The family rescued by George Zimmerman last week after a rollover crash in Sanford, Fla., are terrified of any media attention they may attract and the hate mobs that could target them.

Records of snooping into Christine O'Donnell tax records disappear - Washington Times
Delaware state officials have told Congress that they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O'Donnell's personal tax records and acknowledged that a newspaper article was used as the sole justification for snooping into the former GOP Senate candidate's tax history.

Only 1 in 5 Americans Believe in Complete Evolution Without God - New Poll - Christian Post
A new poll indicates that only one in five Americans believe in evolution without the guidance of God, while a majority at 62 percent believe God played some role in human creation.

CIA wants to control the weather, climate change - Fox News
The CIA is funding a study examining various ways mankind can geo-engineer the planet -- blocking or limiting the sunlight that reaches the Earth, stripping carbon dioxide from the skies, seeding the clouds and so on.

Obama's Mideast policies open deep rifts in Congress - Times of Israel
President Barack Obama's limited attempt to end more than two years of bloodshed in Syria and his insistence on US assistance to a strife-riven Egypt have exposed deep divisions in Congress, with pockets of grudging support countered by fierce opposition toward greater American military and financial involvement among Democrats and Republicans alike.

Passport law on Jerusalem unconstitutional, federal appeals court says - Fox News
A federal appeals court Tuesday declared unconstitutional a law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on their U.S. passports, the latest ruling in a case that stretches back a decade.

Letters to the Editor

Editor's Note

If you would like to submit a note to the editor, simply hit reply and be sure to add your name and location!

Follow Us on Facebook
George
Rivka
Worthy News
Worthy Devotions


Follow Us on Twitter
Worthy News
Worthy Devotions


Support our Ministry
%%First Name%%, Please consider supporting Worthy Network with a gift! You can give online. Or you can send your gifts to:

Worthy Network
P.O. Box 43
Telford, PA 18969-2184


%%First Name%%, help spread WORTHY BRIEFS, now reaching 126 countries daily! Please forward this brief to a friend!

Start Surfing the Web Anonymously
%%First Name%%, why we use IbVPN!


Modify your Subcription
Are you no longer interested in receiving our Worthy Briefs? Then click here.