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Some Things Said… (July 05)

Allstate manager fired for writing columns critical of homosexuality Allstate has fired a manager because he expressed his Christian beliefs concerning homosexuality. Matt Barber was a manager in Allstates Corporate Security Division. On his own time, and without identifying himself as an employee of Allstate, he wrote a column posted on several websites which was critical of same-sex marriage. An outside homosexual group complained to Allstate about the column. Because of their support for the homosexual agenda, Barber was immediately…

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Making Choices

We get only a few choices in this life that make any difference. The list of in what and where that we did not or do not have anything to say or any choice in matters is much, much longer. We didn't get to pick our parents. That was beyond our ability to affect. We didn't get to choose how or where that we were raised. We didn't get to choose the color of our skin, or of our eyes…

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Some Things Said… (June 05) (2)

An unnoticed incident of Koran destruction? On the very day the braying mob in Pakistan demonstrated over the false Koran report in Newsweek, a suicide bomber blew up an Islamic shrine in Islamabad , destroying not just innocent men, women and children, but undoubtedly many Korans as well. Not a word of condemnation. No demonstrations. --Charles Krauthammer, from his column "Gitmo Grovel: Enough Already," in The Washington Post, 06.03.05 Gods Word changed (yet again) This long-awaited revised text of the…

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Redemption in Christ (2)

"When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philipi, he asked the disciples saying, "Who do men say that I the Son of Man am? And they said "Some say that you are John the Baptist, some Elias, and others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. And he said, "But who do you say that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him,…

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Some Things Said… (June 05)

California defeats 'gender neutral' marriage The California Assembly has defeated a bill to make marriage "gender neutral," dashing hopes among homosexual-rights groups that lawmakers in the nation's most populous state would become the first to legalize same-sex "marriage" without a court order. On Thursday, the last of three votes on the "marriage equality" bill…fell four votes short of the 41 needed to pass the Assembly. --By Cheryl Wetzstein from The Washington Times 06.04.05 Going nowhere We read wordy books and…

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Redemption in Christ (1)

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace, which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence." (Ephesians 1: 7-8) To sin means to miss the mark. As the target is set and placed by God then to sin means to violate Gods Law; and that can be either through omission or by commission of acts that are in violation of that law. The apostle John…

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Some Things Said… (May 05)

Man accused of defacing "Mary image A man was arrested for allegedly scrawling "Big Lie" over a stain on an expressway underpass that some believed was an image of the Virgin Mary. Authorities then painted over the stain because it had been defaced, police spokesman David Banks said Friday. Authorities charged Victor Gonzalez, 37, of Chicago with criminal damage to state supported property, a misdemeanor… A steady stream of the faithful and the curious, many carrying flowers and candles, had…

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Truth and Attitudes

"Jesus answered them and said, 'My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none…

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Theory Versus Practice

I would like to direct your attention to the 6th chapter of the book of Hebrews beginning with verse one. "Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits." (Hebrews 6:…

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Some Things Said… (Apr 05) (3)

Earth Day and Mother Earth [Last week] marked the 35th anniversary of the founding of "Earth Day" by former Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. It [was] also V.I. Lenin's birthday -- which is no coincidence. Nelson modeled his anti-capitalist protests after anti-Vietnam War demonstrations of that era. Today, the so-called "environmental movement" he helped spawn has devolved from a gaggle of unwashed adolescent peaceniks into a slick cadre of leftists, lobbyists and lawyers. The result of this devolution has been an…

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