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Some Things Said (October 2013)

1) What the Pope says – Pope Francis wrote the following comments in a letter to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica (as quoted by Newsmax). "You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don't believe and who don't seek the faith," the Pope wrote. "Given — and this is the fundamental thing — that God's mercy has no limits, if He is approached with a sincere and repentant heart, the question for those who do not…

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God’s Word

God's Word is not a mascot, a thing which brings good luck by its mere presence. It is of no value to have a copy of it in the house, or in one's pocket, if it is not read. When we read it, understand it, and give all diligence to walk according to its teaching, it benefits us indeed. So the chief duty of every Christian, in as far as others are concerned, is to do what he can to…

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Obedience

Every American citizen does many things that the government of England requires; but he is not obeying the laws of England. He has no thought of such a thing. Every man of any moral worth does many things which God requires, but he may be doing so because his own judgment and the circumstances of his life indicate that it is best to so live. If so, he is not obeying God. To obey any authority is to do what…

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Notable Quotes

"We have an administration today that I am proud to say no longer defends the constitutionality of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). That's an enormous step forward." – John Kerry, Secretary of State ~ Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. (1 Corinthians 7:2) "It's time for our culture to wake up and smell the sex pheromones: monogamy is not natural for many, or probably even most, humans.…

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Joel Osteen and Being Ready To Give An Answer 2

This is a continuation from the last post concerning Joel Osteen's interview with Piers Morgan on CNN. If you have not read the first post, please read it first to gain context for the rest of this post. You can read it here: Now, to some of the things Joel Osteen says that I believe as Christians we must be careful not to say because it conveys the wrong idea about what it means to be a Christian. "I'm not…

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Joel Osteen and Being Ready To Give An Answer

Joel and Victoria Osteen were on Piers Morgan's show on CNN this week. I want to begin with the positive portion of the interview. If you have not seen parts of the interview, you can find it on YouTube. Here is a link to one segment below: http://youtu.be/YwLsHmrx_xo First, the positive. I appreciate that Joel Osteen came on television, and in the face of a fairly aggressive interview, calmly declared that homosexuality is a sin and that view will not…

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We are Back

We’re back! And it is all because of Joe. He did a good job in finding what was no longer there, and in repairing and patching things together again. And if any assembly or any persons are contemplating starting a site, please consider his company in your plans. He is a top shelf programmer and net technician. His link is found at the bottom of every page. The article below is a reproduction of my post just prior to the…

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Some Things Said… (Feb. 2011)

Church leaders examining whether a miracle occurred at Jackson Catholic Middle School after student claims to have seen image of Jesus Christ on wafer. Whether there was a miracle or not at Jackson Catholic Middle School on Friday must be carefully examined by church leaders. In what is called "Eucharist adoration," a large wafer of unleavened bread about 3 or 4 inches in diameter was blessed by a priest and set on a gold stand, called a luna, in the…

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The Plan of Salvation

The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) comes complete with a page titled "Plan of Salvation." Following is a reproduction of the page. "What do you understand it takes for a person to go to heaven? Consider how the Bible answers this question: It's a matter of FAITH F is for FORGIVENESS We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God's forgiveness. Read Ephesians 1:7a. A is for AVAILABLE Forgiveness is available. It is- Available for all. Read John 3:16. But…

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Some Things Said… (Oct. 2010)

The Crystal Cathedral is in trouble. From today's WSJ: "Citing declining donations and $48 million in debt, Crystal Cathedral Ministries filed for bankruptcy protection this week, leaving a trail of hundreds of unpaid creditors from California to Washington, D.C. "According to filings in U.S. bankruptcy court in Santa Ana, the Southern California church has 550 creditors with claims ranging from $2 million owed to a Cincinnati-based bank that financed sound and stage equipment for the church's TV productions to $200…

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