ERM - Newsletter 03-99


by Ella Rose Mast


Back once more to this trial in the Senate as to whether to remove from office this President of the U.S.

Warring moralities is on trial in the Senate, says Ken Ringle of the Washington Post.

Anyone who thinks the impeachment trial is just about President Clinton’s behavior, then his opponents should think again. What is underway is not just about Monica Lewinsky, or Linda Tripp or lying under oath, or perjury, or thong underwear, or cigars in the Oval Office. What is underway, is one of the great morality plays of our century. A contest is underway for the very moral soul of the United States of America.

This trial is just not about the President's Democratic supporters or the Republican forces on the other side. It is about the behavioral boundaries once defined by class, but what seems to be in argument since World War II. The conservatives see this as the stern father model of the American family. The Liberals see the President as less a moral authority than a powerful and helpful friend. And the proper response then as to his transgression in office is not punishment, but having him do more good in office for all the people he betrayed. It is like this list of all those social programs that the President proposed in the 'State of the Union' address. Thus the accountability and discipline are less important to liberals than nurturing our nations values as the conservatives stress.

Conservatives believe they are the absolute foundation of American character. Without them the whole house of cards comes tumbling down. What brought about this great split in the thinking of Americans was the GI Bill of Rights. For this bill thus boosted the majority of Americans into the middle class. Now they had a chance to go to school and to climb up to the middle class statute. But these then grew into the "Baby Boomers" of the 60's. And they demanded a different life style than the "Stern Father” you saw earlier. They demanded a 'nurturing government’ that recognized that economic plenty was not enough, and they wanted more and more.

The moral high ground was held in the 60's and 70's by the Pro-Civil Rights and Anti-war left. Conservatives who had been the backbone of this nation then became not 'very bright. They became a nation of hawkish, penny-pinching, racist nay-sayers opposed to all these government programs without any positive agenda of their own to advance.

With Ronald Reagan, you see America framed in terms of moral issues and family values which the older American people understood and accepted. But then here comes Bill Clinton and he views government as a 'nurturing parent', like the liberal which he truly is. But he talks the Conservative family value talk to successfully sell his agenda.

To the liberals, moral authority comes from a President’s success in meeting public needs. This Clinton has pushed, this he needed to build public opinion. Thus, the public view him as a moral President, no matter how they view him as a man. And they fight for him with closed eyes to the effect on family values.

The Conservatives sincerely believe that if you close your eyes to all the lying, philandering of the President, that our Republic is going to crumble and fall. Thus, the fight now in the Senate goes on. It has departed from moral high ground into Dirty politics, and by now the minority party who vow to win no matter how or what way are deep in this battle. (We would add to this picture, that in this equation you must also put the rise of Tele-Evangelism and the Religious Right especially in the West and the South. And in this instance, we think that this also brought to the forefront people not well versed in their scriptures, but in their belief in the RAPTURE. They were worried at the destruction of the moral values of their nation, but too many were more interested in the Rapture. Thus no longer did it matter as to what happened to their nation, for they planned to be gone. So they went to sleep for some years. And as they then wake up, they are now shocked as to what has happened to their nation. Now they are trying once more to be a voice in what happens to their nation which they had built.


The Republicans have won the fight as to how to conduct the census. The court has now ruled and the President's plan was shot down. Now we do it the old way. We will count the people.



Most of the big federal aid programs are due for renewal this year. Three decades after Lyndon Johnson rammed thru this Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, it is now generally acknowledged that this eleven-billion-dollar program has failed to solve the nations school effectiveness.


In February, thus you saw a line of planets strung across the western sky at dusk. And we see Venus and Jupiter, the bright ones, close together this month. And then lower down comes Mercury into view while higher in the sky then comes Mars. But did you notice that both Jupiter and Venus are together between the two as they come into opposition so we would see this as the Almighty now taking care of this, HIS nation. So as we wait for the end of this trial in the Senate then we think it will go as YAHWEH wants it to go and we accept that. We just have more to learn and further to go before we are delivered.


As March then comes into view, we again see this line of four planets strung out across the Western sky at dusk. Then Saturn (Satan) comes into the picture. But then this breaks up and Jupiter then drops to meet Mercury and then will fade completely from view. By mid-month Jupiter will be hard to spot low in the bright twilight, while Venus and now Saturn will be high above. These two, then have a close encounter on March 19th.

As this activity of the planets in the west draws down, eyes will be drawn to the opposite side of the sky where Mars, the Red Planet, comes up earlier and earlier each night. Mars will brighten dramatically during the month of March.

Venus, however, is the first planet to appear after sunset this month of March, and serves as a guide to finding Jupiter and Mercury. On March the 1st, then look for Jupiter about six degrees below Venus. And then hop another six degrees to the lower right and you see Mercury which attains its greatest elongation from the sun March 2nd and 3rd. A few days later, on the 6th of March, Mercury and Jupiter undergo a rare quasi-conjunction as they approach within four degrees of each other without passing each other in right ascension. It is only the third time in this decade that two bright planets have done this.

From March 6 to the 10th, Mercury and Jupiter sink sun-ward at about the same rate with Mercury dimming faster. As Mercury then sinks into the sun’s glare, then Jupiter follows Mercury into the sun’s glare for it conjuncts with the sun April 1.

Venus then pulls up rapidly from Jupiter. And by March 10th, a telescope should reveal a 6th magnitude star sitting like a satellite just 2-degrees south of Venus by March 19th. At that time, then Venus shines less than two degrees from Saturn the Winged planet. Then these two planets part company and Saturn goes into conjunction with the sun on April 27th.

But there in March, by mid-evening as Venus and Saturn set in the west, then Mars is coming up like a brand of fire in the east-southeast. The moon thus is full twice this month as it was in January. This probably occurs every 19 years so you won't see this again for some time. This was discovered by the Greek Astronomer Meton in about 433 B.C.


This year the Congress will be able to review not only ESEA but also this Goals 2000 program. And the federal role in education research is also up for extension also. We pray that the Congress will take a close look at these rolls and correct the things that went wrong.


Think of this.----If Christ had listened to public opinion as the President's men tell us to do, then what a different world this would be.



The President----Today I'm pleased to announce a 3.5 billion program to help anybody I overlooked promising anything to, in the last three or four weeks.


The State of the Union is sound depending on what your definition of the word is----is.


On the afternoon of January 19, with the President scheduled to give the 'State of the Union ' Address that evening, White House Counsel Charles Ruff, sat in the Senate Chamber and explicitly argued that, if necessary the Senate must suspend the rule of law specifically to preserve the person of Bill Clinton in the Oval Office.


Do you remember that Charles Ruff was the man that President Clinton was going to appoint as Attorney General at first, before he finally appointed Janet Reno? Then it turned out that Charles Ruff and his wife had not paid their Social Security tax on their Nanny, and there was quite a scandal about that at the time. So Charles Ruff did not get the job of Attorney General. But after the fuss died down he was given this job as Attorney for the President. And it was a similar story for the young African-American girl--Miles--who also became an attorney in the White House. No wonder they are so devoted to the President in their defense of him.


We have told you before about the Historic and strategic places in the U.S. that President Clinton has declared 'World Heritage sites'----with now the United Nations in control. Once chosen there is no going back, and American soil and American heritage will be in the hands of the United Nations. Bill Clinton calls this good for America. Now more sites are being chosen. So there goes America.


Janet Reno has now refused to name a special prosecutor for Harold Ickes.---Why? This would lead right back to the President and the Vice President.



As you know, Vernon Jordan was called on and he testified for the Senate. And now we learn that the law firm of Clinton's pal Vernon Jordan is preparing to sue the White House. Lawyers at Akin Gump have put the government on noticed that it wants the U.S. to pay 20-million-dollars to rebuild the Sudanese al Shifa pharmaceutical factory that it exploded during last years attack on military plants, allegedly, so they thought, linked to terrorist Osama bin Kaden. The factory owner, backed by sympathetic news reports, say the plant made drugs, not weapons, as the administration claims. Naturally the White House is ticked off with this law firm. Lawyers for Akin Gump have confused who the good guys are and who the bad guys are, says this Administration.


As this trial in the Senate ends, no matter which way, then remember that this is YAHWEH's nation and HE is moving to do as HE sees best and we will watch and wait to see what is next.


From WORLD MAGAZINE: -------Marvin Olasky

Never, ever give up.-------six lessons from the Washington impeachment debate.

We have heard 'end it'--'give up, give up'. But tell your grandchildren that Congressmen like Henry Hyde, Graham, Hutchinson, Charles Canady, James Rogan and others did not give up.

Six lessons from this proceeding stand out. First, conservative populists who for years have raged against 'the elites’ should reconsider. Liberal reporters have distorted some poll findings, but THE PUBLIC DID NOT IN GENERAL RISE UP AGAINST ADULTERY AND LYING. We need to avoid creeping universalism and recognize that the basic biblical divide is neither between elites and masses, nor rich and poor, but between those who follow Christ and those who destain HIM.

Second, the desdainers clearly have no fear of the LORD, but they do fear Conservative Christians. That no member of the Clinton administration has resigned in protest, and that Congressional Democrats almost unanimously shamed themselves, can partly be explained by the moral bankruptcy of a once great party, along with knowledge of how Clinton partisans harass those who cross them.

But there's more. A lot of folks on the left truly fear that if Bill Clinton falls to those who believe in biblical right and wrong, they will be next. Hence, their furious defense of the indefensible.

Third it's time to distinguish between sleaze and significance between long ago sin that has been repented and current or recent immorality. Some pundits have made it seem that those who favor examining the beliefs and practice of candidates are looking for sinlessness. But no one who reads the Bible and understands that all have sinned and would fall under that fallacy. Extreme defenders of Bill Clinton can both underplay White House adultery and publicize the sins of his critics from decades past. But for Christians, moderation in the pursuit of vice is no vice.

Forth, party polarization in Congress during the impeachment debate and trial points to an even deeper divide in the nation as a whole. Alan Wolfe a Sociologist, titled his book --"One Nation After All,” but this past year's lesson seems exactly the opposite. We are two nations, on two white water rafts, one heading toward killer rapids, the other swirling in an eddy. The first raft will be saved by a great miracle, and we should pray for a turning as great as we witnessed in Jonah’s work in Ninevah. The second raft is in great danger, but may be saved by the daily minor miracle of people doing what they already know is true, rather than conforming themselves to political and cultural fashion.

Fifth, this has been a proud moment for the Republican Party. Many of us were saddened by the GOP leadership's lack of boldness during the three years from the government shutdown defeat of 1995, thru the election of 1998. Some listened attentively to third-party calls last year. But those Republican showed during the Clinton debates that they COULD fight, and new House Leadership supported them. If this new willingness to proclaim truth with fierce conviction carries over into legislative battles thru out the year,---voters who turned to a Jesse Ventura because of his forthrightness will have a better option.

Sixth, if Bill Clinton does stay in office, as seems likely, we should treasure up this debate and not let bitterness consume us. When Jacob's wife, Rachel, died in a strange land after childbirth, called her new born son Ben-oni (son of sorrow), Jacob had the wisdom to rename him Benjamin, (son of my right hand), so that he would not be reminded of misery each time he called his son's name. We should thus think of the past several months now as the time of Clinton's survival, but the period in which Congressmen Hyde, Graham, Hutchinson, and other valiantly showed that what may be temporarily lost causes are the ones worth fighting for.


Now the trial of the President is over, the vote is taken, and the Senators did not stand for truth. I WAS mistaken, for I really thought that Clinton would resign. But now I think, in looking back, that I should have expected this, for Daniel 4:17 says that this bassist of men will not be brought down with hands. In other words,--we, the people, will not ring him down----without hands. Thus, is not our work. Never the less he shall be brought down, and this means this whole One World Government enslavement that is being planned. So this planning will also come down, so there is more to come, is there not? For this is also talked about in the book of Revelation, and it will sink forever when thrown down. Remember, “I shall take you to Great Babylon, and then YOU are delivered."


By-partisanship in Washington, D.C. when some weak-kneed Republican joins the Democrats and does as the Democrats want to do. What hold would you say does a voted Minority President have on the whole political Democrat Party that keeps them all line? A person could almost feel sorry for Mr. Byrd, for this vote to exonerate the President seemed to really bother him. For he admitted that the charges against the President are true. But when the vote came he stood and voted as his party demanded. Was it Chinese money that holds the Democrats in line?


From Newswatch:----

The control that the American Communications Association, a Communist directed Union, maintains over Communication lines is vital to National Defense, and poses a threat to the security of this nation. Politics and programs laid down by members of the Soviet Conspiracy are also still in effect within our government and constitute a continuing hazard to our national security.



The pro-China Senator of the Clinton Administration is Diane Feinstein (D. Ca). Both she and the administrator have harassed into near bankruptcy the California Mineral Mining Company known as Moly Corp. Federal agents with drawn guns invaded Moly Corp headquarters citing frivolous violations such as working too close to the ---'Protected desert tortoises.’ The chief beneficiary, if Moly Corp. closes, will be a Communist Chinese Front Corporation who mines the same rare mineral.



President Clinton clearly said he is trying to build the same kind of world that Communist China is trying to build. What kind of a world is that? ----A Communist world of course.-----Wake up America.


The official policy of the Clinton Administration:--

Our policy is to confirm that we must be under attack with actual detonations before we retaliate. ----This is quite a retreat from the Reagan policy. But is it also an agenda so that Martial law can be declared? Followed up with the occupation of our nation by the U.N. Peacekeeping force?


Well then? Why would the U.S. sign a pact to cooperate with a nation that recently threatened to destroy Los Angeles with nuclear missiles unless as the Jenner report stated,---the highest office of the policy making people of the Executive branch are PLANNING a merger of East and West into a powerful World Government?


Boris Yeltsin has now eliminated pro-westerners from his Cabinet. Russia is going Communist again and they do not like some of this planning for World Government--them included.


Well we have learned that Impeachment is about the Constitution, and Censure is about political cover. -----So on we go for this very eventful year.---

Until next time YAHWEH willing.---




The Lord has given to every man his work. It is his business to do it, and the devil’s business to hinder him if he can. So sure as God has given you a work to do, Satan will try to hinder you. He may present other things more promising. He may allure you by worldly prospects, he may assault you with slander, torment you with false accusations, set you to work defending your character, employ pious persons to lie about you, editors to assail you, and excellent men to slander you. You may have Pilate and Herod, Ananias and Caiaphas all combined against you, and Judas standing by you ready to sell you for thirty pieces of silver; and you may wonder why all those things come upon you. Can you not see that the whole thing is brought about through the craft of the devil? To draw you off from your work and hinder your obedience to God?

Keep about your work. Do not flinch because the lion roars; do not stop to stone the devil’s dogs; do not fool away your time chasing the devil’s rabbits. Do your work. Let liars lie, let sectarians quarrel, let corporations resolve, let editors publish, let the devil do his worst; but see to it that nothing hinders you from fulfilling the work that God has given you.

He has not sent you to make money. He has not commanded you to get rich. He has never bidden you defend your character. He has not set you at work to contradict falsehood which Satan and his servants may start to peddle. If you do these things, you will do nothing else; you will be at work for yourself and not for the Lord.

Keep about your work. Let your aim be as steady as a star. Let the world brawl and bubble. You may be assaulted, wronged, insulted, slandered, wounded, and rejected. You may be abused by foes, forsaken by friends and despised and rejected by men, but see to it with steadfast determination, with unfaltering zeal, that you pursue the great purpose of your life and object of your being, until at last you can say “I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do.”

(Author unknown)

(From Library Notes contributed by June Ramsey)