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Some Things Said… (Apr 06) (4)

Attorney General Calls Americans to Battle Child Exploitation and Pornography Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General of the United States, today called on “all responsible Americans and corporate citizens–down to every last parent, teacher, and minister–to educate themselves about the problem” of “child exploitation and pornography and see how they can help out.” Gonzales addressed his comments to a few guests and the staff of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Virginia. --excerpted from an article by…

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Some Things Said… (Apr 06) (3)

Judas Unredeemed Modern men and women have always had a soft spot for Judas Iscariot. Unlike Dante Alighieri who in his "Inferno" consigned poor Judas to the lowest spot in hell, his head locked between Satan's jaws, our contemporaries are more likely to let him off with a slap on the wrist or, better yet, to exonerate him altogether. It's enough to remember the 1973 play "Jesus Christ Superstar," and Judas's solo "Damned for All Time." In it Judas sings,…

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The Da Vinci Code: Sorting Fact From Fiction (1)

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE "Why should we pay attention to The Da Vinci Code? Isn't it simply a novel?" Many Christians may have this attitude toward this bestselling novel. This book has been out since 2003, but I did not pay attention to it until this year. For all of that time I simply figured that this book was one among thousands of fiction books that have tried to recast Jesus and the Bible in a different light than what…

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Some Things Said… (Apr 06) (2)

Episcopalians consider freeze on gay bishops U.S. Episcopal leaders will try to safeguard their membership in the worldwide Anglican Communion by holding back, at least until 2008, on electing new homosexual bishops and on allowing same-sex unions, according to two Episcopal bishops. Church leaders are even considering "repentance" for the 2003 consecration of New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, an active homosexual, according to Arizona Bishop Kirk S. Smith. --excerpted from an article by Julia Duin in The Washington Times,…

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John’s Baptism

When John the Baptist came teaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins in the coming of the kingdom of heaven he brought something unknown to the religious Jews of that day. They had never before heard of immersion for repentance for the remission of sins. In fact, baptism for this purpose or for any other was unknown to them. And the remission of sins was something altogether new as that concept was not a part of the…

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Some Things Said…(Apr 06)

Mass. High Court Upholds Limits on Gay Marriage Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday (March 30) upheld a 1913 law that bans same-sex couples from other states from marrying here, but left open the possibility that gay couples from Rhode Island and New York could wed in this state. --from a Reuters posting by Dan Ring found at the WPBT Religion & Ethics website-visit the site here The case against adultery Not being religious, I dont feel comfortable discussing other peoples…

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Some Things Said… (Mar 06) (4)

Teen Sex and Poverty Are Inextricably Linked Abstinence programs are reducing teen pregnancy, abortions and poverty. Out-of-wedlock pregnancy has long been a sure route for high school girls to drop out of school and end up in poverty. Likewise, the far left has long considered that the solutions to teen pregnancy are (in order of preference): (1) school-based sex education and condom distribution, (2) federally funded abortion-on-demand, and (3) welfare benefits as a substitute for a husband and father. Proving…

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Looking At The Bible Versions- NKJV (1982)

The aim of its translators was to update the vocabulary and grammar of the King James Version, while preserving the classic style and beauty of the 1611 version. Although it uses substantially the same Hebrew and Greek texts as the original KJV, it indicates where other manuscripts differ. In 1984 the NKJV was slightly revised by a committee of reviewers chaired by Arthur Farstad. This is the reason that you can find two different NKJVs that have a difference in…

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Some Things Said…(Mar 06) (3)

Adoption, kids, and the gay agenda In psychology, "projection" occurs when someone attributes to others his own unpleasant beliefs or motivations. It is projection, for instance, when a liar assumes that everyone he deals with is dishonest, or when a man tempted by adultery accuses his spouse of planning to deceive him. Projection occurs in the public arena as well, as when supporters of racial preferences label "racist" those who believe the law should be strictly colorblind. A fresh example…

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Concerning Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I had said that I would comment on baptism of the Holy Spirit in the ensuing essays, and so with this second effort, I will commence by noting a strong and yet altogether non-scriptural argument concerning who it was that was being addressed when baptism of the Holy Sprit was mentioned in Gods book, and then who were the identified recipients of that particular form of baptism. The argument may not be based on scripture, but that does not mean…

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