Ken Bourne, W6HK, of Orange, California, has been licensed since 1956, and holds an Extra Class license. He was formerly K9GHR of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Ken is Chief Radio Officer, County of Orange RACES, Orange County Sheriff's Department, Communications Division. He has also served in the Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS), State of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), as Southern Region ACS Officer. Before moving to California in 1978, Ken was a State of Illinois RACES Radio Officer for a five-county region, and was the DuPage County RACES Radio Officer.
Until he retired on May 1, 2006, Ken was President of R F Associates, Inc., a manufacturers' representative firm specializing in RF/microwave components. Previously, he was Vice President of Mark IV Audio North America (responsible for Vega wireless and signaling products), Marketing Services Manager of Kenwood Communications, and Managing Editor of Communications News.
Ken's XYL is Carol, N6YL (formerly WA9NEJ). They are proud of their school-teacher sons, Bob, K6RBI (formerly WB9UXA), and Don, KB6TVK. Their beloved daughter, Donna, KA6DSO (formerly WD9ABO), became a silent key on January 17, 2008.
Ken experiments with RF circuits and antennas, and has been an avid hidden-transmitter hunter and DX chaser. His favorite bands are 10 and 6 meters. Ken is the Webmaster of the national RACES Web site (http://www.qsl.net/races/) and the County of Orange RACES Web site (http://www.ocraces.org/).
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned—for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.
But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man's sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.
Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call."
With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.