Category Archives: Social Issues

The Word, The Creator, And The Light

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In … Continue reading

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The Aborted Life

There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind: a man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does … Continue reading

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Tough Love

But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer … Continue reading

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When Life Is Unjust

Moreover I saw under the sun: in the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, iniquity was there. I said in my heart, “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a … Continue reading

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OMG is SIN

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. (Exodus 20:7) OMG is SIN The name of God is holy and reverend. … Continue reading

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The Murder Of A Preacher

The Murder Of A Preacher It is against the law to assemble. There can be no religious services including funerals or weddings. Communion held in a private home is banned. Preachers were forbidden to preach or teach. This law was … Continue reading

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Ice Cream And Brussels Sprout

Ice Cream And Brussels Sprout Obedience is often defined by what I am willing to do rather than what I am asked to do. Allen Dvorak explained this well in an article “Our Perfected High Priest” (Biblical Insights : December … Continue reading

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Instrumental Music: Is It Legalism?

Instrumental Music: Is It Legalism? The Council of Trent (1543-1563) settled the question of the use of instrumental music in worship by affirming it was approved by God. This was much the insistence of Emperor Ferdinand and had it not … Continue reading

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Thursday Morning Thankfulness – An Angel Of Light

Thursday Morning Thankfulness – Epistles of Paul For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Starters – Sacrificial Worship

Sunday Morning Starters – Worship And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.” (Genesis 22:5) Sacrificial Worship Three days before, … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Promises – The Slave That Came Home

Saturday Morning Promises – Great Stories Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our beloved friend and fellow laborer, to the beloved Apphia, Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: Grace … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Reflections – An Insect Lesson

Friday Morning Reflections – Wisdom Literature Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. (Proverbs 6:6-8) … Continue reading

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Thursday Morning Thankfulness – Christian’s Are The Israel Of God

Thursday Morning Thankfulness – Epistles of Paul And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. (Galatians 6:16) Christian’s Are The Israel Of God What do you think … Continue reading

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The Agony Of Defeat

The Agony Of Defeat Peter could not have imagined how he was going to feel in a few hours. He had immersed himself in the words of the Lord as they celebrated Passover together. Walking with Jesus to the garden … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Starters – I Was Glad

Sunday Morning Starters – Worship A Song of Ascents. Of David. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem is … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Promises – The Victim’s Story

Saturday Morning Promises – Great Stories Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. (Luke 10:30) … Continue reading

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Thursday Morning Thankfulness – Refreshing

Thursday Morning Thankfulness – Epistles of Paul I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied. For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men. (1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Please Take A Survey

Please Take A Survey It seems we cannot get away from surveys. With each purchase a survey is included to see how the company has performed, the quality of the merchandise, the speed of service, cleanliness of facility, demeanor of … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Nicodemus

Jesus had come to Jerusalem for the Passover when Nicodemus came to visit Him at night. Many people had believed on Jesus because of the signs which He had done in their midst but the Lord had not committed Himself … Continue reading

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Imparting Grace To Others

The wise man declared, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). There is so much value in “a word fitly spoken.” The Hebrew for “fitly spoken” here means “set on wheels.” All … Continue reading

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How To Encourage Children

The sign reads, “Touch the future – teach children.” There can be no greater joy than having the opportunity to form lives at the headwater of life as molding the hearts of children. As a blank canvas awaiting the deep … Continue reading

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How To Discourage Children

“The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him” (Proverbs 20:7). There are many things we leave our children when we die. It may be wealth or possessions yet all of these things fade into dust. … Continue reading

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The Roman Catholic Church Must Embrace Same-Sex Marriages

The Roman Catholic Church has made news again with its difficulty in deciding how to best address the question of homosexuality. A recent Vatican report suggest the RCC should “welcome and appreciate gays” and quoting John Thavis, a former Rome … Continue reading

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Real Men

What is a real man? Is he tall, dark, rugged and handsome with a washboard physique and penetrating blue eyes?  The Roman gladiators of our day are portrayed as specimens of man’s glory in appearance and dress challenging the view … Continue reading

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You Have A Terminal Illness (Mary Evelyn Heaton)

You Have A Terminal Illness (Mary Evelyn Heaton) You have a terminal disease – how dreadful that pronouncement. When we or one of our loved ones hear these words, we all react with shock and disbelief. If in the case … Continue reading

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Which Ones?

Which Ones? When the young man of Matthew 19 came to Jesus asking about eternal life, he had an opaque view of what was really needed to be a faithful child of God. He came to the right source and … Continue reading

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A Greater Challenge Than Ice

A Greater Challenge Than Ice There is a phenomenon sweeping the nation where people are pledging their money to help raise funds for patients and organizations with ALS, a neurodegenerative disorder. It is commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the … Continue reading

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