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The Holy Spirit and His Work (3)

While it is true that the Deity is single-minded in purpose as was established in the previous essay (Part 2 of this series), yet there was also a special realm and field of operation for each member of the Godhead. For instance, man transgressed God's law and forfeited their right to the tree of life and to the prospects to which they had a right in the earliest days of creation. God Almighty and the Lord Jesus and the Holy…

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Some Things Said… (Jan 06) (3)

Gay 'marriage' ban struck Baltimore -- A Circuit Court judge yesterday ruled that Marylands 33-year-old ban on same-sex "marriage" is unconstitutional. In issuing her ruling, Judge M. Brooke Murdock imposed a stay on it pending an anticipated appeal -- and preventing a rush to the altar by homosexual couples. The ban had been challenged by 19 homosexual men and women who filed suit against court clerks in Prince Georges, Dorchester, St. Marys and Washington counties and Baltimore. The clerks had…

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The Holy Spirit and His Work (2)

"There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and the three are one." - 1 John 5:7 I believe there is nothing connected with the gospel plan of salvation or mentioned in the Bible considered more mysterious, and that is less understood than is the Holy Spirit and his work as it related to the apostles and in the discharge of their duties. In this second part well be looking at the…

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The Holy Spirit and His Work – An Examination of 1 John 5:7 (1)

In this essay I will be addressing the Holy Spirit and his work as it effected the work of the apostles. The introductory text is 1 John 5:7, where the record states: "There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and the three are one." If you had opened your own Bible looking for this passage, some of you may be still trying to locate what was just presented, as part or…

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Some Things Said… (Jan 06) (2)

Gay Groups Try to Stop Massachusetts Gay Marriage Petition Boston (RNS) Gay leaders in Massachusetts on Tuesday (Jan. 3) asked the state's highest court to bar a proposed ballot question that seeks to outlaw same-sex marriages. --Dan Ring, from a news update at www.pbs.org Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 12.30.05 Did Jesus Exist? Italian Court to Decide Rome - Forget the U.S. debate over intelligent design versus evolution. An Italian court is tackling Jesus -- and whether the Roman Catholic Church…

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Sinners in the hands of God (3)

Do you know that God has laid himself under no obligation to keep anybody out of hell for even one moment? God certainly has made no promises either of eternal life or of any deliverance or preservation from eternal death, but only what is contained in the covenant of grace, and in the promises that are given in Christ, in whom all the promises are; and that his offer requires our individual response and then to his stated terms. Outside…

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This Is My Bible, Joel Osteen! (2)

I am surprised that some of the things Joel Osteen has said and done have not drawn more criticism from other religious leaders in the various denominations that fill the religious landscape. I would like to comment on some of his proclamations and deeds. "This is my wallet" In a similar way, the 2001 Real Estate Guide valued Joel Osteens home at $1,265,500 (Google search). This should be outrageous to anyone who desires to follow in the footsteps of Jesus…

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Some Things Said… (Jan 06)

Strip club to move next to PG church A strip club near Hyattsville that ran afoul of Prince George's County liquor regulators after a 2003 triple homicide in its parking lot has won permission to move next to a church just outside the city limits of Laurel. The relocation of the Stardust Inn in an unincorporated section of the county has sparked a legal battle and complaints by Laurel officials that the new business will undermine economic development along the…

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Some Things Said… (Dec 05) (4)

Majority in U.S. believes in God Traditional religion is still the bedrock of America, with "very large majorities" of the public steadfast in their belief in God and the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ -- with belief in astrology, ghosts and other New Age hallmarks lagging behind. Overall, 82 percent of Americans believe in God, according to a recent Harris poll, which also revealed that 73 percent also believe in miracles, 70 percent in life after death, 70 percent…

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Born Blind (4)

This is the last entry in the series concerning the events recorded in the ninth chapter of the Gospel of John. From John 9 verse 13 onward is the record of how some of the people dealt with this notable occurrence, a work of a type clearly not performed by any man on earth, this remarkable miracle and sign from God. Some of the neighbors took the healed man to the Pharisees. This is where a set of denials of…

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