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3 Evidences That Confirm the Bible Is Not Made Up by

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017

Bible Proof

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A Biblical Account of Weapons and Self Defense

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Notice there was no feeble attempt to round up or regulate the radical enemies' weapons.  Rather, it was to promote the sacred right of defense, to empower the innocent to protect, defend, and preserve their families' right to life, liberty, and property.

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The Sinners Christ Jesus Came to Save

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

I. Consider first some sinners Christ Jesus did not come to save.

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Drunkard or Religious: Which Is More Dangerous?

Posted: Sunday, July 31st, 2016

 While the title may seem sensational, it rather comes from an extremely important issue that deals with the matter of who is a Christian and who is not, according to the Bible.  What brings me to this issue is the result of a conversation downtown this past month.  A man challenged me on an article I had written concerning drunkenness as a problem in Eau Claire.  This article was the result of our city being ranked 9th (in America) for having the largest drinking problem in America. 

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Whips and Chains and Biscuits

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

The biscuit is the promise of reward, the pat on the back, the public praise for the job well done. It is the carrot on a stick, held before the mule, to keep him pulling the plow while he stupidly chases what he can never attain.

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The Sins of America

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

So let us face it as a country, we have sins that are akin to a sickness that is harming and destroying us.

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Only Christ

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Looking at my sin, I see Christ as my atonement and only Christ.

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Religious Freedom - Deciphering Truth from Fiction

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Millennials are having a hard time with the recent religious freedom protection bill around the country - not because they're against religious freedom, but because they believe what they read on the Internet.

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Why No Born-Again Christian Will Sit on Supreme Court

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

While some polls show as many as 42 percent of the American public claim to be born-again evangelicals, arguably, not one of them has ever sat on the Supreme Court. And don't expect that to change any time soon

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A Unique Oil Man in a Tough Business

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

This contrasts startlingly with the media-promoted notion that businessmen, especially those in the oil patch, are greedy, selfish, insensitive, and self-aggrandizing ogres. But Hill's own actions, like those of many other businessmen, demonstrate that he has a heart shaped by biblical principles

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Is Bible More Bloodthirsty Than Quran?

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

This study sees no difference between the martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 7-8) and Allah's words: "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip" (Quran 8:12)

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Christ Was Not a Progressive

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is proud to partner with Young America's Foundation (YAF) to produce "Clichés of Progressivism," a series of insightful commentaries covering topics of free enterprise, income inequality, and limited government.

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Do You Enjoy the Bible?

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

That may seem like a strange question to some, but it is an important one.  There is no doubt that many of you reading revere the Bible.  You own one, maybe several, read it now and then, and even believe what is has to say. 

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Science Conceding Earth Must have had a Creator

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

"O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!" wrote astronomer Johannes Kepler, 1619, in "The Harmonies of the World."

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Government Destroys Christian Dwellings in Pakistan, America Running Short on Time to Turn Back to God, and more...

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Is Biblical Morality on the Wrong Side of History?

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Why not just join the revolution? This question seems obvious to many people who look at conservative Christians and honestly wonder why we cannot just change our views on homosexuality, same-sex marriage and the entire LGBT constellation of issues.

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Prayer to God Replaced by Gun Control

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

When the New York Daily News ran a headline calling on Republican politicians to stop calling for prayer and to start strengthening gun control, many religious voices spoke up. The same voices spoke up when Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now announced, "We see countless victims of gun violence who need less of Scott Walker's 'thoughts and prayers' after a tragedy and more of sensible gun safety policies which will reduce violence."

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With All Your Heart

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. -- Jeremiah 29:13,

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Whatever Happened to Happiness?

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

It's not been too long ago that the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin was a hit. Who could find any problem with this message seeing that everyone wants to be "happy;" and who among us doesn't want to conquer "worry?" The issue is: how is this achieved? Who's found the remedy? Just singing the song evidently hasn't solved the problem.

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Capital Punishment by God's Standard

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

The law enforcement community has been congratulating itself on the lowing of violent crime statistics. The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, for example, records the murders in 1994 as 23,326 as contrast with 2013 (the latest report available) as 14,196.

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Moore: Trump supporters betraying Christian values

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

Evangelical leader Russell Moore expressed to Evangelicals that even though candidates do not have to pass a religious test before running for president, Christians should at the very least be interested in assessing GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's "fitness for office" and character.

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Iraqi Christian Questions Why American Christians would Fight in Middle East

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

As an American teaching ESL for a church in New Zealand, I'm constantly trying to conceal my accent or at least end conversations with a "Cheers Mate!" Wellington is a churning melting pot of cultures, so much so that most days it seems like I'm working with more Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders than Kiwis or even Aussies. And it turns out that most of the people I run into have some reason to, at least, dislike America. Imagine that. Our national superiority complex and meddlesome foreign policy haven't gained me any favors living abroad!

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A Room for Warring

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

A room? Certainly we need more than a room for war, do we not? Our first thought for the word "warring" associates visions of violence, feuds, combat, and bloodshed. We at least think of the phrase "fists and fight." But my thoughts here are of a different context. It has nothing to do with the military or government.

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Public School Compulsion

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Two weeks ago I made the following statement: "if you can isolate children, and train them to believe that there is a wall of separation between God and government, then you can enslave them-or rather-they will have enslaved themselves."

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What Does The Bible Say About Work?

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

There is a debate in intellectual circles about whether or how much people should work. The debate isn't new.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

  Nepalese Minorities Told to Reconsider Their Faith for ID Card, It's legal: 30 NC Magistrates Won't Wed 'Gays',and more...

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Who Decides the Legitimacy of a Marriage?

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

This is the larger question in our day and age.  We read and hear all the talk about what is called same-sex marriage. Some think two men or women can be married.  Others do not.  

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Public Shame Everywhere

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

The title to this was not any attempt to be sensational.  Rather, it is to wake us up to how truly shameful we are in what we read, hear and watch in our society today. My father was embarrassed if you used the word pregnant.  Being with child (a euphemism) was the proper way to discuss a woman who had a child in her womb. You might smile at that, but as they say, we have come a long way baby (no pun). Yes, we have, but not for the good.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

Street Preachers Warned to "Not Speak on Morality", Irish Pastor Faces Jail for Criticizing Islam, and more...

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Grassroots Nullification: Ky. Clerk Says "No" to Homosexual "Marriage" Licenses

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

The media don't have much to say about "sanctuary cities," which defy constitutional federal immigration law. But when the matter is a moral-sanctuary locality or bureaucracy that defies the unconstitutional Obergefell faux-marriage ruling, it's a different story.

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Christians Are the New Dred Scott

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

To no one's surprise, really, a bureaucrat in Oregon has issued a binding decree that the First Amendment applies to everybody in America except Christians. That's what happens when special rights are based on sexual deviancy.

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The Destructive Effects of Marijuana

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A response to "Marijuana: The Dangers of Prohibition" - May Edition of The Eau Claire Journal

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Sometimes It Takes a Funeral

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

When I was growing up, the first of six children, my family did not have a lot of money. We were provided for and lived on a farm, but extra money for "stuff" wasn't available. My social events included auctions, wedding dances, and funerals.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Christians Proclaim Gospel Despite ISIS Threat,Flags Should Reflect God before Gov't,and more... 

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Man Loves Bad News for a Reason

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

In reading the book of Psalms, it is not a surprise that God's Word - the Bible - reveals both God's glory and man's inherent wickedness.  What is a surprise (due to our bad thinking) is how accurate and telling it is on us.

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The Destruction of the Family by the Arm of the State

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

In 1947, Carle Zimmerman published his magnum opus -- Family and Civilization -- wherein he predicted that America would soon see divorce for any reason, legalized abortion, and rampant homosexuality. The renowned sociologist came to his conclusions by examining the Greek and Roman civilizations.

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Blind but Not Disabled: Fanny Crosby

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The most revered woman in late 19th-century America is someone you've probably never heard of: Fanny Crosby.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Living in Fear: Twin Cities a Hotbed of Radicalized Young Muslims, And the Most Churched, Unchurched Cities in U.S. Are …, and more...

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Why Community Has Declined

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

We hear it enough to know that there is a general recognition that our communities have declined relationally. We lament the days (many can remember) when there was a real sense of community.

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Crucifixion - Crucifiction

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

I was passing, some years ago, a Socinian chapel in this great London of ours, and I saw an announcement of the subjects upon which sermons were to be delivered.

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A Gracious Answer for Sin - Repentance

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

But though the Lord sets his people's sins in the light of his countenance, and brings them to bear with weight and power upon their conscience, and thus for a time at least lets them sink and fall into distress and grief, he will support them under the heavy load, that they may not altogether be crushed by it. 

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How Liberty and Work Transformed Western Civilization

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

We know that men were created to busy themselves with labor and that no sacrifice is more pleasing to God than when each one attends to his calling and studies to live well for the common good to his calling and studies to live well for the common good." - John Calvin, A Harmony of the Gospels (1555)

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The Providence of God

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

 A skydiver suffered a seizure during a dive and would have perished except that the instructor was able to reach him and pull his ripcord. The man was skydiving in San Bruno, California with a team of skydivers.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

School Superintendent Stands Up to Atheist Bullies, Religious Freedom Gets a Boost in Canada, and more...

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April Fool's Day

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Doesn't it strike you as odd how we humans find humor in jest? We get so offended by lies, hurtfulness, dishonesty, and so-on, but all the while we encourage such things through celebrations and comedy. Now this isn't to say that we shouldn't have a good laugh or find something amusing. Sometimes it's unavoidable, and we must laugh. However, if one party derives merriment while the other suffers, then the joke is no longer funny, and so this brings me to ponder the first day of April.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Florist Still Under Fire for Refusal to Serve Same-Sex Wedding,Prayer Breakfast Speaker Gives the Gospel to President and the Dalai Lama, and more...

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Science Shows Traditional Families Happier, Healthier By Michael F. Haverluck OneNewsNow.com As same-sex "marriage" continues to gain momentum in the United States, with 36 states now allowing it and the U.S. Supreme Court considering whether to legalize it nationwide in the upcoming months, a preponderance of research continues to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that traditional families are more happy, healthy, ethical, academically superior and financially stable than untraditional families. Analyzing 351 academic studies spanning over 13 nations from five continents, a researcher at Mexico's Autonomous National University, sociologist Fernando Pliego, found that families made up of heterosexual married couples are much better off. "The members of … traditional families enjoy better physical health, less mental illness, higher incomes and steadier employment," Pliego reported from the summary of his research. "They and their children live in better housing, enjoy more loving and cooperative relationships and report less physical or sexual violence." Pliego also declares that children brought up in traditional families are far better socialized than those raised in unconventional homes, which have recently been promoted by the government, media and schools as providing wholesome environments in which to raise youth. "Moreover, when the bonds between parents and children are more positive, drug, alcohol and tobacco use is lower, children are better socialized and cooperative, they commit fewer crimes and they perform better in school," Pliego attests. Furthermore, a summary of Pliego's work asserts that when heterosexual spouses provide the base of a family unit, their quality of life is much higher than unconventional families. "Professor Pliego found that 89.4 percent of the studies concluded that intact families produced a higher level of well-being than other family types," the research summary reads. "Only one in 10 claimed that all family structures produced similar outcomes. And only a negligible fraction of the studies — around 1 percent — claimed that other 'family' structures produced a better outcome." Times are changing … and it's not for the good Conservative talk-show host and nationally syndicated columnist Dennis Prager contends that much of the politically correct rhetoric spread by the LGBT community and the White House has drastically changed the sentiments in younger and older generations alike across America. "In one generation we've gone from 'father knows best' to 'father doesn't matter,'" Prager commented on the state of the American family. Christian author and host of The Point daily national radio program, John Stonestreet, is amazed at how quickly times have changed concerning how American society defines the modern family. "When I was growing up, no one ever asked what a 'family' was," recounted Stonestreet, who also co-hosts BreakPoint Radio Commentaries with Eric Metaxas. "It was assumed that everyone knew the answer." Stonestreet says that for many years now, everyone from academics to politicians to professors to Hollywood actors have blurred the line as to what a family is or should be, confusing an issue that was clearly drawn by God. "Christians and other traditionalists on this issue will say a family consists of a married man and woman and any kids who come along," Stonestreet contends. "Others will say that definition is too restrictive, that a family can be an unmarried man and woman, or a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. Others wonder why we restrict the family unit to two adults at all and advocate a kind of model known as polyamory." Because of the secularization of society — a process that has been at work since the U.S. judicial system kicked God out of the public schools in 1963 — the Bible is no longer viewed as an authority when it comes to societal issues, including marriage and sexuality. "'Who are you,' they pointedly ask us, 'to tell people who they can love?'" Stonestreet parroted a common contention. "In the old days, we could point to the Bible, as well as the thousands of years of history, to support our answer. But what do we do when people either reject the witness of Scripture and history, or willfully change its clear message?" The God of the Bible and the God of science Because society has been taught for decades to discount biblical authority, Christians often have to appeal to science in order to be given any kind of platform to reveal the truth about human nature — much like the common debate between creation and evolution, where naturalistic scientists won't allow biblical accounts into the discussion. "Well, there is yet another source of authority that most of our neighbors still respect," says Stonestreet, who co-authored the book Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God's Design for Marriage with Sean McDowell. "It's called 'science.' And while empirical data are limited in what they can tell us about moral questions, such as what makes a marriage, they can tell us a lot about what works in the real world." After pointing out how children bonding with both their married father and mother demonstrate less socially deviant behavior, better social skills and better grades, Stonestreet says the findings corroborate what one Christian expert on criminal behavior has known for decades. "Now this would be old news to Chuck Colson, of course, who worked in prisons for 34 years with Prison Fellowship," Stonestreet said. "In fact, every person I've ever talked with who works in prison points to the devastation wrought when young men don't have a father at home." Stonestreet recalled one quote from the late founder of Prison Fellowship and BreakPoint that stresses how much intact families really matter. "Every time I set a foot inside a prison, I see the results of splintered families," Colson shared years ago, according to Stonestreet. "So many of the prisoners I talk to tell me about growing up without dad." God's never been wrong … and numbers seldom are After recapping that nearly 90 percent of the 350-plus studies Pliego examined show that intact families produce superior levels of well-being than various other family types, Stonestreet concludes that God's Word on marriage and the family is corroborated by research. "So based on a huge sampling of the social science data, it is fair to say that the family, as defined by Scripture, has been proven to be best, if we judge it by its effects on the people involved, based on the many measures of social well-being," the Christian radio host asserted. Yet, he contends that winning others to Christ and God's standard of living isn't something that should be argued as if one were pleading a case in a court of law based on empirical evidence. "Now it would be easy to take all these 351 studies and bludgeon our opponents with them — after all, by any reasonable measure of the data, we've won the argument about marriage," Stonestreet interjects. "But clearly the data has not won the culture, and that's because winning an argument is not the same as winning hearts." Stonestreet insists that Christians must rethink the way they reach out to unbelievers with opposing views. "As we've said before, Chuck used to talk about the Gospel being the 'great proposal,' a banquet of righteousness, peace and joy … We don't impose; we propose," Stonestreet concluded. "We don't need to browbeat anyone into the kingdom. In fact, we can't. So since we're talking about marriage, let's invite our neighbors to the wedding feast of the One who designed marriage in the first place." Copyright ©2006-2014 American Family News Network - All Rights Reserved.

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

As same-sex "marriage" continues to gain momentum in the United States, with 36 states now allowing it and the U.S. Supreme Court considering whether to legalize it nationwide in the upcoming months, a preponderance of research continues to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that traditional families are more happy, healthy, ethical, academically superior and financially stable than untraditional families.

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers, Not Warmongers

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

I think many Republicans need to stop and think about their attitude towards involving themselves in war all around the world.  Personally, my past included a time when I was a stout supporter of our military sorting out world problems by means of war. Time, and in particular the Bible, has changed that.  The very purpose of our government is to execute wrath on evildoers, not police the world as we might hear said.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

School Demands Christian Homeschooled Students Confess Their Faith before Board,Christian Florists Risks Losing All for Stand against Gay Marriage, and more...

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Amazing Grace and a Cement Truck

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

It was December 11, 2011, when a woman died in an auto accident in Mahoning County, Ohio.  She left behind a 5-year-old daughter and a friend named Joanna Struharick. On that very same day, just 15 miles away in Lordstown, Doug Gough had a head-on collision with a cement truck. He was drunk and high on drugs, which was his habitual condition for years. He was taken to the hospital, and he miraculously survived.

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The Unknown Joys of America's Puritans

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

The Plymouth Separatists, Protestant Puritan believers we now call the Pilgrims, were theologically minded in a way difficult for many of us to grasp.  "These were biblical theologians," write theologians Joel R. Beeke and Mark Jones in their book A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life.

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City Blocks Christians from Witnessing to Gang Members

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

A Chicago law firm is asking a court in Elgin, Illinois, to get off the backs of former gang members who are now born-again Christians.

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Bible's Answer to Third World Problems

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

My wife and I farmed by Donnelly, MN for 22 years.  From 1994 to 2010, we served as full time agricultural missionaries in West Africa, and since 2010 we have served occasionally on a volunteer basis in East Africa.

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Islam Instruction in Schools an Opportunity for Conservatives

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

The study of religions is being reintroduced through "Core Knowledge" curriculum and is now being taught in public schools and in choice schools. Core Knowledge Foundation was created by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. This is not part of Common Core State Standards, but it is a set of information that some believe children should know at a specific grade level. Because Hirsch is a proponent of Common Core Standards and because his books align with those standards, his textbooks are being used in classrooms across America.

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Fear Not ISIS, Fear a Holy God

Posted: Friday, September 26th, 2014

We were told last week that the greatest threat to our wellbeing today is some new Mohamedean group ISIS who is ravaging the Middle East.  We have also been advised that the best security is for us to go to war against this new threat. So last Wednesday the President essentially declared war against ISIS.

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Forgiveness and Mental Health

Posted: Friday, September 26th, 2014

 Does a forgiving spirit have anything to do with our sanity? Evidently it does, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Psychology. The researchers "suggested that teaching forgiveness may be a valuable mental health early intervention strategy."

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Willie Lear the Substitute

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Willie Lear lived near Palmyra, Missouri. In 1862 he was a young man of about eighteen years of age. Like most of those who lived in his neighborhood, he sympathized with the south in the civil war which was at that time in progress. The Union forces occupied Palmyra, and had control of the district. 

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All Atheists Are Immoral

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Reading a recent piece on the web, the author, in opposing atheism, made the following comment in order to not sound off balance.

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Christians, Love Israel and the Palestinians

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

 I'm now coming to the end of my second week in the Middle East, Israel specifically, and an eventful week it has been.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Scientist Fired for Dinosaur Soft Tissue Discovery, High School Student Defies Officials, Shares Faith in Speech, and more...

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Of Rats and Men

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

Do rats have "regrets?" I was taken back that anyone would even propose such a question, but they have. Some now believe that rats are capable of "feeling regret about their own actions," an "emotion" previously attributed only to humans.

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Six Truths about Pornography

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

The Bible is the "word of truth." It's mankind's user manual. It's the blueprint, even in suffering, for a joyful and fulfilled existence in this life, and an incomprehensibly glorious eternity in the next. The total truths and precepts inherent within the Judeo-Christian scriptures are both timeless and universally applicable to all people and peoples across the globe, be they Christian, Jew or pagan.

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Why I Missed the Draft Day Kiss

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

 I have received numerous requests to compose a commentary this week on the subject of a homosexual kiss by somebody named Michael Sam.             I am sorry that I cannot comply.

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American Pastor Still Imprisoned and Abused in Iran

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

 Saeed Abedini, an American pastor, husband, and father, is still imprisoned in Iran after almost two years of abuse, false accusations, false promises, and very little action taken by the U.S. government. He was originally taken into custody by an Iranian Revolutionary Guard on July 28,2012 on the border of Turkey and Iran on charges of  "undermining" the government through his beliefs.

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Don't Judge Other People

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

It is important to understand the abuse of this phrase, especially in light of your soul and eternal life.  Yesterday, on the streets of my town, a man who openly told me he was a drunkard used this line of defense with me. He felt the heat, if you like, from being shown the fruit of drunkenness. 

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

SCOTUS Asked to Hear 'Conversion Therapy' Law, AL Supreme Court Ruling Could Challenge the Legality of Abortion, and more...

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Is Praying in Jesus Name Revolutionary?

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Carroll County (Maryland) Commissioner Robin Frazier opened up last Thursday morning's Board of Commissioners budget meeting with a prayer containing references to Jesus Christ. This is, of course, a perfectly normal and appropriate and legal thing to do.

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Driving Evolutionists Crazy - China's Jurassic Park Yields Major Dinosaur Find - Includes Skin And Feathers!

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

A fossil bed in China that is being called "Jurassic Park" has yielded perhaps the greatest dinosaur soft tissue discovery of all time. According to media reports, "nearly-complete skeletons" have been discovered that even include skin and feathers. 

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A Civilization in Collapse

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

"If there be a destiny, it is of no avail for us unless we work with it. The ways of Providence will be of no advantage to us unless we proceed in the same direction. If we perceive a destiny in America, if we believe that Providence has been the guide, our own success, our own salvation require that we should act and serve in harmony and obedience.

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Teen Sues Parents for 'Child Support'-What's Next?

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

A teenager in New Jersey is suing her parents for "immediate support, current private school fees, and future college tuition." She claims that her mother and father "tossed her out of their home and cut her off financially." Her parents, meanwhile, say that their daughter Rachel Canning, 18, moved out willingly after "refusing to abide by their rules."

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Australian Christian Missionary Arrested in North Korea, Southern States Most Religious,Obama Slams Uganda Homosexual Ban and more...

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Born Again - Is It Necessary?

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Some of our readers remember when Jimmy Carter ran for President in 1976.  During that time, he spoke about being born again. In a sense, at the time he nationally popularized the term. Years have passed since then, and the use of it has subsided.

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Bridges Can Be Re-built

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

All of us are bridge-builders to some extent. Someone is following our path as we attempt to "bridge" the gap between this life and the one to come. Bridges connect two locations which otherwise may not be accessible. It's not uncommon to approach a road sign saying, "Bridge out one mile, road closed." 

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Separation of Church and State, Not God and Government

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Under the true, original American View of law and government, all law, and therefore all rights, originate in God.

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Being Salt and Light

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

While reading the Bible recently, I was abruptly stopped by a phrase in the book of Isaiah that states the very purpose of why this newspaper came about. Granted, it is broader than this word from the Bible, but this is a strong motivating factor especially for the Eau Claire Journal and, also, The US Journal. 

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Christians Coming Out of the Closet

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

It finally happened.  What many have been waiting to hear for a long time came to pass.  We were not sure it ever would, but it did seem inevitable.  Someone's opposition to what is wrong became public and the center of a controversy that might actually end well. 

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Do Atheists 'Worship?'

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Evidently they do, according to recent reports of the tremendous rise of "atheist mega-churches" across the world. How can this be when, by common definition, an "atheist" is one who does not believe in God? The agnostic is one who questions God's existence and, for the most part, simply ignores the issue. But not so with atheists who have become increasingly aggressive and even militant in recent years.

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One Principal's Summary of a Ban on Prayer

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

 This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee by school Principal Jody McLoud, on September 1, 2000. "It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games to say a prayer and play the National Anthem to honor God and Country. Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law.

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War on Religious Freedom

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Americans who believe in God had better wake up and realize that a well-orchestrated campaign is moving to fundamentally transform the United States into a scrupulously secular nation. 

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Seven Things That Can Fool You into Thinking You Are a Christian

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

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The Virtue of Intolerance

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Just the other day, George H.W. Bush was wheeled out as the token imprimatur for a same-sex wedding ceremony. The photo-op reminded me of how pathetic a man can be, not when he's drooping from a wheel-chair with spittle flying, wearing clown socks, but when he's so desperate for the approbation of his fellow man that he would sell his own soul to achieve it. 

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George and Barbara Bush Endorse Homosexual Wedding

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara attended a wedding a few days ago, and it made national news. According to The Washington Post, the elder Bushes attended the wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, held at Kennebunkport, Maine. The two lesbians, co-owners of a general store in neighboring Kennebunk, were married in an outdoor celebration attended by family and friends.

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Anger-the Dominate Force on Internet Communication

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

You would expect that most "tweets" would be expressions of love and appreciation toward one another, right? Wrong! At least that's the finding of a new study of the Chinese social network Weibo; that's a platform resembling Twitter and boasting "twice as many users."

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

School Relents; Student Can Write About God, European Countries Join Effort to Demand Iran Free Jailed Pastor, In Kansas, Pro-lifers Say Charges Against Former AG 'Bogus' and more...

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San Antonio Passes Ordinance Against Religious, Lawsuits Expected

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Lawyers are already discussing lawsuits against the city of San Antonio, Texas, after the city council passed a new anti-discrimination ordinance that one attorney says establishes a "religious test" to serve on the city government.

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Archaeologists Discover Town where Jesus Walked

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

This Sea of Galilee boat is the most famous artifact associated with a newly discovered town that Jesus may have sailed to in the first century.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

 Fired Transgender Teacher Sues Catholic School, Claims Gender Discrimination, Iranian Court Denies Appeal by Imprisoned U.S. Pastor and more...

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Leisure Is Good If Used Properly

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Christians understand labor as a duty, but miss the fact that it is also a gift. In the first place, God has made us able to work: e.g., to manipulate things, to cultivate the ground, to manage herds, and to invent microprocessors. Secondly, He has allowed us through labor to understand at least part of our purpose in life: to fulfill a vocation. 

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Pride The Sin Behind Many Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

In scanning the headlines today, I noticed an untold story lying at the root of the news -- human pride. I'm not talking about pride in the sense of self-dignity or self-respect, but in the sense of arrogance, hubris, and haughtiness.

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Explaining 'Darwin's Doubt'

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Every time I log into a computer and have to enter my password, I'm reminded of how impossible evolution is.

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Unwed Mothers

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

A recent column reminded me of Dan Quayle's (do you remember him?) prophetic words in 1992.  He warned, then as a candidate for the Vice Presidency of the United States, of the promotion (at the time by a fictional TV character) of unwed mothers as an all right thing to do. 

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Pastor Lamb Faced Down Mao, Successors for Half-Century

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

A hero of China's underground church, who faced down the Mao regime and went to prison for it, is dead at age 88. 

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Security Expert: Churches Should Train to 'Shoot the Guy,' Not Throw Chairs, Homosexuals Assault Street Preacher at Gay Pride Festival, Evangelist Preaches Gospel on Top of Atheist Monument and more...

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An Obvious Answer to Prayer

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

One of the most unarguable evidences of the existence of a real God is answered prayer. For all too many people, prayer is an attempt to ask God for something with very unpredictable results, if any.

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Journalist Admits She's a Creationist and Drives Evolutionists Crazy

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

In the midst of the George Zimmerman "not guilty" verdict, rioting, beatings, threats of violence, calls for "checking your white privilege," and demands that we "give money to the Dream Defenders, to the Urban League, to the Southern Poverty Law Center ... because racism is a natural disaster just like hurricanes and bombings and shootings are," there's a story going around about  journalist Virginia Heffernan who admits she's a creationist.

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The Goodness of God and the Reality of Evil

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Every thoughtful person must deal with the problem of evil. Evil acts and tragic events come to us all in this vale of tears known as human life. The problem of evil and suffering is undoubtedly the greatest theological challenge we face.

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Miss World Defers to Muslims

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Doug Giles of ClashDaily.com recently wrote that the Miss World Pageant scrapped the bikini contest because they offended Muslims.  This is due to the contest being in Indonesia, a country predominantly Muslim, so they reported.

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"Now Remember, You Must Be Born Again"

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Recently, like many of you do, I went aside to stand over my father's grave stone in Kernersville, North Carolina. He is buried behind the church building he gathered in for the last thirty years of his life.

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Gay Rights Agenda is Offensive

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

This entry is a response to a guest editorial in the local Tribune Chronicle in Warren, Ohio. Mr. Pitts is a typical left-winged columnist, but appears quite militant for "gay rights;" he's intensely advocating complete equality and acceptance of the gay lifestyle by everyone.

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"I Have Always Believed"

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Many times I have heard men and women tell me they have always believed.  The problem is this is not possible.  What happens and what they mean is they have mentally agreed with what the Bible says about Jesus Christ and being saved or being a Christian. 

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One Last Opportunity to Be Saved

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

"One cold morning two men were standing on a pier of the North River, in the upper New York City, when a man suddenly rushed past them out to the end of the pier, threw off his overcoat, and sprang into the great river filled with pieces of floating ice.

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The Emergency Contraception Controversy

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Looking for evidence that our society is losing its mind? Just look at the controversy over so-called "emergency contraceptives" and a federal judge's effort to make these drugs available, over the counter, to girls of any age.

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Aborted Fetal Tissue in Vaccines

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The Vaccine Controversy has been going on for some time now, and Christian parents often wonder what is right. They hear debates and arguments for and against vaccines, but they don't know what is best for their children.

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Hope For America

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Recently, I heard a man while speaking make reference to our newspaper.  He told about how reading the Journal depressed him.  Then he went on to speak on the need for hope and encouragement.

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A Plea for Courageous Leadership

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

We're living in dark and difficult days, where the need for courageous leadership is in great demand. Despite the crises of unemployment and sinking economy, never have we had so much, while having so little.

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God Meets Our Needs

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

"My father would try to sing a song called "The Unseen Hand" by A.J. Sims, and it goes like this: "There is an unseen Hand to me that leads through ways I cannot see; while going through this world of woe, this Hand still leads me as I go." These verses in Romans and Genesis, as well as that song, clearly explain God's providential dealing.

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Mental Illness and Sin

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

With the rapid decrease of Biblical and judicial authority in our country, the battle for mental sanity rages. What used to be deemed sinful and criminal behavior, is increasingly relegated to "sickness," insanity, and/or genetic predisposal.

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The Death of Jesus Christ on The Cross

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

"Jesus would have been secured to the cross by driving 5 inch nails through a portion of the wrist containing a nerve nearly as sensitive as the one in the area of the so-called funny bone. Once secured in this position, the cross would have been hoisted upright with the feet being secured in position in a manner similar to and as painful as that used upon the wrists. Yet, the suffering had only just begun. 

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American Christianity: An Analysis

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

  Many today are concerned about Christianity and what direction it is headed in America.  The polls tell us good and bad things.  Most say America is theistic (there is a God) although who God is has become much grayer. 

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A Casino Dealer Changed by the Gospel

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

About two decades ago it was my privilege to meet Peter Corkhill. He visited our church in New Jersey, not far from Atlantic City. Pete, as we called him, was gainfully employed in a major casino as a gamer or card dealer. His role was to represent the establishment by engaging the gambling customers in various card games. He seemed enthusiastic about the work, and evidently made a good wage.

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How to Die Well

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

A friend of mine has been reading several books on the subject of dying and dying well - fifteen to be exact. This came as result of going through five years of operations for spinal, heart, and cancer afflictions. You can understand why he of all people would be concerned about dying, how to approach it, and how to do it well.

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The Moral Evacuation of the Boy Scouts of America

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The announcement this week that the Boy Scouts of America may soon rescind its national policy prohibiting the participation of openly homosexual members and leaders fell like a thunderclap.

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The Bible and Gun Control

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Genesis 4:8-12: In this passage, Scripture records the first murder wherein Cain killed Abel. That Cain must have used some sort of weapon to kill Abel is evidenced by the fact that Abel was bleeding (he was not strangled). Notice how God responded to the killing. He did not institute some sort of weapon-control, rather, He punished the one who committed the crime.

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The Atheist Offers No Comfort

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 Last week the New York Times published an opinion piece that offered atheism's response to the evil/tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Christian Persecution Around the Globe, Pastor Bows Out of Obama Inauguration Over Position on Homosexuality, The Gospel Stops a Man from Becoming a Terrorist, A Plea to Scouts: Don't Let the 'Bad Guys' Win, and more...

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A Lawman "Arrested" by God

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013

Police CarTrooper Wayne Price was an outstanding lawman with the New Jersey State Police in the 1990s.  His integrity and determination were well known-the kind of guy that pursued a suspect until he "got his man." I met Wayne as a result of a suicide attempt, and his wife's request for me to visit him

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Evolution, Homosexuality, and Sin

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

 In observing the scientific community, the media, and homosexual activists, it is apparent that there is a continual striving to prove that homosexual behaviors are caused biologically through their parents. And despite the lack of any genetic evidence, researchers have not given up.

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A Father to the Fatherless

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

George Muller was born in Prussia in 1805, but at the age of 23 moved to England to do missionary work among the Jews. His health failed and he was forced to spend some time on the southern coast of England. There he met Henry Craig, who became his lifelong friend. In 1832, the two moved to Bristol, England with their new brides to pastor two chapels.

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Economic Lessons of Bethlehem

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012

Wise MenAt the heart of the Christmas story rests some important lessons concerning free enterprise, government, and the role of wealth in society. Let's begin with one of the most famous phrases: "There's no room at the inn."

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Conscience, Not Guns

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Want to know a major cause of criminal violence in America? Try leftism's denial of the importance of moral values among nations and individuals; its systematic destruction of character education; and its elimination of God as the source of moral law.

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Atheist Attacks on Christmas

Posted: Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Of course, there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that requires this anti-Christmas nonsense. The purpose of all these actions is to mandate a religion of secularism, which is completely contrary to American history, heritage and constitutional law.

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Russia: World Will NOT End this Month

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

My question for the Russians is this: How do they know?

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Our Deviant Society

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Here's one usage of the term gentleman: The gentleman helped the fallen lady to her feet. Here's another, one we might hear from a newscaster or a police spokesman: Tonight we report on the arrest of two gentlemen who raped, sodomized and murdered an 80-year-old woman.

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President Obama's Use of Christianity

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

  A Christian historian and author has concluded that Barack Obama is "bizarrely confused" on a range of moral and religious issues -- and that the current administration "poses the greatest threat to religious liberty in American history."

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Lessons from a Heart Attack

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

From early childhood, I thought dying was a terrible physical struggle. Before I was old enough to go to school, I knew about "butchering days" on the farm. I was told, "Stay in the house until the animal is killed. Then, you can come out and watch."

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Two Rival Religions? Christianity and Post-Christianity

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

On November 3, 1921, J. Gresham Machen presented an address entitled, "Liberalism or Christianity?" In that famous address, later expanded into the book, Christianity and Liberalism, Machen argued that evangelical Christianity and its liberal rival were, in effect, two very different religions.

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Rome Is but a Memory

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

  At one time all roads led to Rome.  It ruled the known world with its Caesars and its great and powerful Roman army.The very name Augustus Caesar came about when Octavius defeated Mark Anthony and Lepidus at the battle of Actium in 31 B.C.  He had his name changed to Augustus in 29 B.C. and never looked back.

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Christian Values Cannot Save Anyone

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

  A recent letter to columnist Carolyn Hax of The Washington Post seemed straightforward enough. "I am a stay-at-home mother of four who has tried to raise my family under the same strong Christian values that I grew up with," the woman writes. "Therefore I was shocked when my oldest daughter, 'Emily,' suddenly announced she had 'given up believing in God' and decided to 'come out' as an atheist."

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The Root Reason Socialism is Appealing

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Socialism is a word gaining good currency in our present day and age.  This is especially true in America.  We are, according to many students of the times, on the verge of becoming a socialistic country.  Soon some say we will go the way of Europe.                 Of course, there are others who say we have already taken on the marks of a socialistic country, with its full fruition being only a matter of time.

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"On a Wing and a .........

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

visionandvalues.org            Not long ago, a group of 66 members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, urging him to issue guidance to counter an "alarming pattern of attacks on faith" in the U.S. Air Force. This was a reaction to U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz's recent actions removing Latin references to God in unit patches, nixing Biblically-based ethical arguments used in missile training, removing Bibles from Air Force inns and barring commanders from informing airmen about programs available through base chapels.  

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"Local Couple Called to Sacrifice"

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

  Trusting isn't always easy. Have you ever done something because someone asked you to (something you may not want to do or are afraid to do) just because you love and trust them? Many times that is what relationship is like with God.

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Universities Promote Agnosticism

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

                A recent conversation confirmed what has been obvious for many years, at least in my world of experience, that universities as a whole impart a belief system, and that belief system promotes agnosticism (the belief that we can't know if there is a God or not).

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Is This Your Religion?

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Can a Christian Not Believe the Bible?

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Why Problems Never Cease

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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We Would See Jesus

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Sam Jones: A Drunken Georgia Lawyer

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Mixing Religion and Politics

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Creation or Evolution Which is It?

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Corrupted 'Christianity' has taken Center Stage.

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Another Stupid Argument Atheists Use to Support Evolution

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Are Today's Youth Morally Adrift?

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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Secular businessman taking on ObamaCare

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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Kids Fight for Recess Bible study

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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A Day before Divorce: Just in Time

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012

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Reflections on the Costa Concordia debacle

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012

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The Power of Neighborliness

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012

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Church Fires Teacher Living in Sin

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2012

"The church said it did not fire Henry because she had a child but because she continued to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend while unmarried. Church officials say Henry's example as a representative of the church caused concern."

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SNL Mocks Quarterback Tim Tebow's Faith

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2012

"Weeks ago, The New American reported on Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow's passionate faith and the flak he has taken for it. Unfortunately, Tebow remains a target and was most recently the subject of an offensive comedic skit on Saturday Night Live."

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You Have Destroyed Yourself

Posted: Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Hosea 13:9 "O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself, but in Me is thine help."

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Iowa Baker Targeted for Refusing to Make "Wedding" Cake for Lesbian Couple

Posted: Saturday, December 10th, 2011

When Childress realized that the cake was meant for a same-sex "wedding" celebration, she graciously told the women she would not be able to serve them, citing her Christian faith. "I was straight-forward with them and explained that I'm a Christian and that I have very strong convictions," she told FOX. "I chose to be honest about it. They said they appreciated it and left. That was all that was said."

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All Authority Is Delegated

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2011

"Many today are schooled in Statism.  They think the authority of the State is limitless.  They think that rights and law originate with the State.  An example of this is the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. God is no where acknowledged in that Declaration.  That's because these Statists believe that the State is the be all and end all.  Such thinking stands in utter contrast to America's Declaration of Independence which recognizes rights are given of God to men."

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The Man Who Would Not Read His Bible

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2011

"When he was converted, the youth director made a point to encourage Cliff to read his Bible. He had a modern translation which read easily enough, so he started out immediately. But after about ten days or so, at a rate of a chapter a day, reading became more sporadic, and finally ended."

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Is the Gospel Illegal in America?

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

"I know that most of you will find this hard to believe but it is no longer unusual for Christians to be arrested for sharing the Gospel on the streets."

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Christianity and Islam Compared, Part One

Posted: Saturday, October 15th, 2011

"The credo statement of Islam is, "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." It is uttered countless times a day. Allah alone must be worshipped. Yahweh also claims that He alone is God and no other gods are to be worshipped. So where's the difference? The most critical difference between Islam and Christianity in in the nature of their gods. Answer the following three questions and you will see that Allah and Yahweh cannot be the same god."

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Repentance Necessary to be a Christian

Posted: Friday, October 7th, 2011

"Repentance is a godly sorrow for sin. Repentance is a forsaking of sin. Real repentance is putting your trust in Jesus Christ so you will not live like that anymore. Repentance is permanent. It is a lifelong and an eternity-long experience. You will never love the devil again once you repent. You will never flirt with the devil as the habit of your life again once you get saved. You will never be happy living in sin; it will never satisfy; and the husks of the world will never fill your longing and hungering in your soul."

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False Start? The Controversy over Adam and Eve Heats Up

Posted: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Inskeep got right to the point: "For many Evangelicals, a historical Adam and Eve is a critical part of their theology, but now some conservative religious scholars are saying, publicly, that they can no longer believe it."

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Christ - The "Ultimate Liberator"

Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2011

"We have allowed secular humanism to dominate the 20th century, destroy much of our constitutional liberty, and allowed the courts to become literally an oligarchy of tyrants dictating their worldview," Dr.

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Federal CDC Helping Recruit Kids into Homosexuality

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2011

According to GLSEN, the focus of the program will be to "increase the percentage of schools that identify and maintain 'safe spaces' for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth." Over the next five years, the group said, it will partner with the specially selected schools "to implement a comprehensive evidence-based program to help keep LBGT students safe and healthy."

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Home Is the Test of a Man's Character

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"The home in the first place, is the most powerful test of one's character. A man's disposition in the public may be of gay costume, while in private it is "en dishabille."  The play actor does differently on the platform from the way he does behind the scenes. Public life is often a very different thing from private life."

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The Way to God

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"Dear reader, we hear much today about choice. Everyone is concerned that they can choose to or not to. "No one is going to tell me what to do!" is the hue and cry."

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Millions of Lives Changed by One Man's Vision

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2011

"In the early 1900s, a visionary, Robert Jaffray, who had also worked in China, realized there was no Christian witness in Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos. 'So in 1911, he and two other workers landed in Da Nang, Vietnam, and they purchased some land and they began the work,' says Alliance spokesman Bob Fetherlin."

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Help for Those Wanting to Become a Christian

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

"Salvation is of the Lord. Thank God it is all in Christ. And to the question, 'What must I do to be saved?' And this is the question of questions. The Old Gospel replies, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.' And then somebody says, 'What does that mean?'"

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The Bible or the Bayonet

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2011

"Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet" -Robert Winthrop

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Only the Bible Predicts the Future Accurately

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

"So it remains that the only one ever to predict the future in a specific way that leaves no room for change, is the Bible.  And no person's arrival was ever predicted  so clearly or even predicted, than Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible."

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News in Short - Religion 0212

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2011

News in Short - Religion 0212

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Americans Rank Top Immoral 'Sins' in New Poll

Posted: Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

"The poll, conducted by Gallup, revealed 91 percent of respondents considered extramarital affairs immoral. In addition to cheating spouses, polygamy, cloning humans, suicide and pornography all ranked as the top five immoral 'sins' among Americans."

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Will a Loving God Permit Anyone to be Eternally Lost?

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011

"Apart from the revelation that God has given in His Word, we know nothing about what He will do in the eternal ages. One man may come to one conclusion, and another may come to a different one. We may say, 'I think,' or 'I do not think,' but our thinking will not alter the facts of the case. It is in the Word of God alone that this question is answered."

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THE GAMBLING RACKET

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2011

"The Bible has much to say about gambling and gamblers. I am not referring primarily to the type of gambling that took place at the foot of a cross when men set up their table of chance on the hallowed ground at Calvary and threw lots for the garments of the suffering Messiah. There is another form of gambling, more insidious and dangerous. The pawns are mortal life and the immortal soul, and heaven and hell are the stakes."

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Are the Jews the Chosen People?

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

"Are the Jews the Chosen People? I assume that the type of person who reads columns such as this one has wondered at one time or another why, for thousands of years, there has been so much attention paid to Jews and why, today, to Israel, the one Jewish state."

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Historical Evidence that Confirms the Bible - The City of Tyre

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2011

"...always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you..."   - 1 Peter 3:15

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How Western Powers Aid and Abet Christian Persecution

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2011

"Saddam, though a tyrant, protected Christians during his reign. Once he was toppled, the persecution of Christians was immediate. The US government under Bush/Obama did nothing and did not protest."

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All of Man-Made Governments Bound to Fail

Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2011

"It is but folly and fanaticism for men to talk of Christian states and governments in this world."

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Planned Parenthood's Dark, Satanic Mills

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2011

"Because Congress has acted to cut off funding for the lethal machinations of Planned Parenthood in the District of Columbia, there was hope that those 28 unborn children's lives would be spared. But Planned Parenthood was ready for any eventuality.  Like Blake's "tyger," they lunged. They insistently called upon their vast money networks for help in this emergency. Soon, they could announce this with triumph:  The funds had been transferred for the terminations."

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A Review of the book, Grave Influence by Brannon Howse

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2011

"We've lost the culture war. I wish I could tell you otherwise and go happily along with the many Christians who still think we can recapture America, return to our moral and spiritual roots, and revitalize our wayward institutions. But I can't."

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Pastor David Wilkerson in Heaven

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"Many years ago I was able to speak by phone with Dave Wilkerson.  His name had been forever seared into my mind due to his epocal film, The Cross and The Switchblade, which we watched as teenagers in the 1960's.   During his life he  demonstrated much courage for the Lord and was used to rescue many whose lives were broken and going down the broad road that leads to destruction. He did this with a love for their souls and the Gospel of Jesus Christ." - Editor

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On Its 400th Anniversary, King James Bible Still Popular With Americans

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"McConnell noted, however, that merely owning a copy of Scripture - King James Version or any other - and believing it to be God's Word are not sufficient for the truth of it to make a difference in one's life. 'The power and inherent truth of Scripture comes from having God as its author,' he told Baptist Press, but an individual's 'willingness to engage the Bible determines its effect upon a life. Numerically, Bible ownership is similar to the percentage of Americans who indicate they are Christian. But owning a Bible and reading it are two different things.'

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Why Do We Let Them Dress Like That?

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"If we require modesty in the workplace, why can't we require modesty in our most precious young daughters?"

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Packing heat: A God-Ordained Right

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"It is interesting to note that countries whose leaders have been influenced by biblical or Christian teachings and who have applied principles gleaned from the Bible into their socio-political structure have seen the right of protection, by means of weapons, as an unalienable right. It is a God-ordained right over which man has no say."

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Historical Evidence that Confirms the Bible

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"...always be ready to give a defense to everyone who Daniel in the King's courtasks you a reason for the hope that is in you..." 1 Peter 3:15. Ponder these amazing links between the Biblical account and historical discoveries:

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Scientific Evidence that Confirms the Bible

Posted: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

"Thousands of years before scientists understood or acknowledged this (hydrological) cycle, it was documented in the Bible. The verses below describe the repeated cycle of precipitation, the flow of water into oceans, its evaporation, and its condensation, which is transported inland in clouds, and driven by currents of winds."

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Somali Girl Shot to Death for Embracing Christ

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

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The Cause and Cure of Earthquakes

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

"When God makes the mountains tremble, and the earth shake, shall not our hearts be moved? "'Do you not fear Me?' says the LORD. 'Will you not tremble at My presence?'" (Jeremiah 5:22)."

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Japan's Tsunami: a Sober Reflection

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

"My first response after the initial shock, as my thoughts were directed towards the Japanese people (and foreigners) who were experiencing this calamity, was to pray.  My prayers went up first for those in that country who are Christians, then for the nation in general."

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Abortion Doctor Killed Healthy Full-Term Babies with Scissors

Posted: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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Physical Relationships Without Morality Don't Work

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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The Truth About Halloween

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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UN Resolution will Protect Islam, Persecute Christians

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Genesis 14

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Ten Reasons Why the Bible is the Word of God - Part Ten -

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Buddhist Extremists Capture then Release Eight Christians

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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When God Throws You a Curve

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Ten Reasons Why the Bible is the Word of God -Part Ten-

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Choose Your God

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Genesis Twelve

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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The Power of Atheism to Change Lives

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Genesis 11

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Mercy (Psalm 186)

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Ten Reasons Why I Believe the Bible is the Word of God: Part Nine

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Greatest Gift

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Religion and Morality in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Is The Bible The Word of God

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Genesis Eight

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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San Diego Withdraws Bible Study Warning

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Planned Parenthood to Build Mega Abortion Clinic in St. Paul

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Children's Corner: Really Free!

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Charlie Coulson: The Drummer Boy

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Retired Chaplains Warn Against Reversing 'Don't Ask'

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Proofs that the Bible is God's Word

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Children's Corner "Look Who's Nearsighted"

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Tides Of Eternity Rising

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Graham Defends Calling Islam Inferior

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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When Jesus Saw His Mother

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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The Fallacy Of Ecumenism

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Genesis 3

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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American Preacher Arrested in Scotland

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Proof That the Bible is God's Word

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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A Needed Response to "Gay" Ordination Madison - church members file complaint over ordination of gay man

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Fundamentals For The Family - Damaging Your Marriage

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Proof That the Bible is God's Word.

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Ancient Greek Art Cannot Be Understood Unless the Bible is Believed

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017

Greek Art

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Bible Proverbs give Trump a Winning Strategy

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

You can be strong, decisive, forceful, and persuasive without making a fool out of yourself in the process. Why give your opponents free ammunition?  

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Should Principled People Vote for Trump?

Posted: Sunday, July 31st, 2016

 Donald Trump may be a tall Mussolini with a New York accent who will destroy the Republican Party, devastate Conservatism, and disgrace America. Or, he might be the one non-politician who can lead us out of the wilderness into the Promised Land.

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Here's What God Really Has To Say About 'Gender'

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

What it means to be a man and a woman is increasingly referred to as "gender." Today, perhaps unlike any time in history, there are fewer rights, privileges and expectations tied to our physical sex. Roles are said to be determined by our culture or religious beliefs, so they must constantly be explained and evaluated. What's more, the academic world has sought to change our world by changing our words.

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Boys, Girls, and Who's Making the Rules

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

In my opinion, it's really another attempt to undermine God's divine order and purpose for the sexes, and geared to further confuse and divide our nation.

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How Would You Have Answered This Atheist?

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

And while Jesus and the apostles healed many people, they did not heal everyone. There is no guarantee or even an expectation that all sick people will get well. All of the apostles died, some by violent means

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What Happened to "Hear Me Roar"?

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016

As I prepared to write this article, I had a general purpose in mind, and then, as I researched and read various articles, I began to genuinely wrestle with my thoughts more deeply. As a young girl going through high school in the sixties, I remember extreme violence such as John F. Kennedy being shot, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy shot and killed. From a naïve girl's mind, I recall thinking all that happened "on another planet." It was too much, too shocking.

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Why Government Cannot Be Trusted

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Honor them and obey them, but do not trust them. Pray for them, love them, and support them (when they do right), but again, do not trust them. "Put not your trust in princes."

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Bible Teacher Releases New Book on Living Skillfully

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

"We live in a confused, lawless world," said Finnigan, "Many are making a living, but have never learned how to live. This explains, among other things, the rising tide of depression and mental discord. Knowledge abounds, but how to use that knowledge effectively is another matter, that's where wisdom comes in to play. The Book of Proverbs (gems of wisdom from God) promotes the skill and common sense to gain God-given success."

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Is America too Far Gone, Satanists Making Human Sacrifices in Mexico, FL Passes Law to Protect Pastors Who Refuse to Marry Same-Sex Couples, and more

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Despite Critics, Healthcare Sharing Remains Popular

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

"Once ObamaCare started doing things like covering contraception and abortion, a lot of people started thinking How can I get out of this product and where else can I go? and they started looking for alternatives," Brase argues. "Another reason is because of the cost of insurance and premiums, which have gone up significantly because of ObamaCare."

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Christians Are Finally Coming out of the Closet

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

The conclusion of a Supreme Court case ended in victory for a group of cheerleaders in Texas who were displaying Bible verses on banners during their games.  We are seeing a rise in these type of court cases addressing the attempts by Christians to publicly display their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

New Discovery Supports Flood Record in Bible, Iran Releases Pastor Saeed Abedini, and more...

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Is Chief Justice Roy Moore an American Hero?

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

The most reliable history book on record and the basis of authority for all American law, jurisprudence, and liberty challenges us with the question, "Have you not read that He Who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?"

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John Jasper -From Slavery to Servanthood

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

When slaves were "married" in the Old South, there were no legal formalities, no records kept - they just "jined up." In this fashion, on June 12, 1780, two slaves on the Peachy Plantation in Fluvanna County, Virginia, were wed.

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Islamic Fundamentalism Vs. Christian Fundamentalism

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The word Fundamentalism has been bandied about, as well as attached to so many groups; it is hard for many people to sort out if it is a good or bad word.  What we can see, though, is that the most common use of this term is in a pejorative sense. 

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Which Causes More Harm, Atheism or Christianity?

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

It has been said so many times that most people tend to believe it. We have been told over and over that religion kills more people than anything else through war. More people have been killed in war over religious beliefs than any other reason, or so we are told. We have heard it so much we actually begin to believe it and try to explain why as a result. 

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Immediate Forgiveness

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

God will forgive you at once, as soon as you trust Christ. There was a daughter, well beloved by her father, who, in an evil hour, left her home and came to London. Here, having no friends, she soon fell a prey to wicked men and became an utter wreck. A city missionary met with her, spoke faithfully to her about her sin, and the Holy Spirit brought her to the Savior's feet. 

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The Incarnation and Birth of Christ

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

"But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Saint's Solution to Racial Tension: A Changed Heart, Pakistan Considers Blasphemy Law Reforms, and more...

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

Canada a Haven for Chinese Defender of Faith, Engineer Tells about His Game-Changing Discovery,and more...

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Fired for Sharing His Faith!

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

It began as a normal day for Chris Routson as he prepared to go to work; then he received a phone call instructing him to come in a few hours later than normal. Chris worked at the Middletown, Ohio, Precision Strip metal processing plant for 13 years with a good employment standing.

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Can America be Great Again?

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Without getting right again? Can you spell naïve?

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Why the Catholicism and Evangelicalism Debate?

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The following excerpt from WorthyNews.com is written concerning Roman Catholicism and Evangelicalism.  What is extremely noteworthy in reading it is the attempt to differentiate between what has historically been the position of Catholicism (Roman) and what is termed Evangelicalism. Read it with this in mind:

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"Should I Just Accept that God has already Saved Me?"

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

 A troubled soul in England wrote to Brother Wylie:

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Hobby Lobby's $400M Bible Museum Getting Largest Israel Artifact Collection

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

On its way to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., which is being built by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green for $400 million, visitors will find the largest collection of exported Israeli artifacts found on the planet.

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A Warning to Business Owners with a Conscience

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

This has been a long time coming and not something that will shock the reader.  It is here, and it is not going away.  How it will end, only God Almighty knows.  Due to national news coverage, we are increasingly aware of the baker and florist who refuse to bake cakes and send flowers to people who are involved in activities contrary to the business owners' consciences and beliefs. 

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Has Anyone Heard of "Moral Psychology?"

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

An article recently appeared in our local Tribune announcing a $155,747 grant given for the creation of an institute on "Moral Psychology and Education." The proposed four-week institute geared for college teachers will be co-managed by Deborah Mower, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Youngstown State University. The attempt to link "moral" and "psychology" together caught my attention; this combination is most unusual, but not insignificant. Let me explain.

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4 Reasons to Get Married Fast

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

This is not a suggestion to run out and marry the first person you come across, but, if you've met that special person whom you plan to spend the rest of your life with in marital bliss, this is the case for a short engagement.

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The Meaning of Life

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

I suppose it's a bit more of an anecdote than a commentary. Twenty-two years ago and it seems like last week.

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American Slavery - A Sin That Is Hard To Admit

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

In the wake of the murders of several black Christians in Charleston, South Carolina, America's long history is in the headlines again, resulting in the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina capitol, and calls to redesign the Mississippi state flag altogether. These kinds of events often provoke two opposite reactions. 

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The Evil Behind Our Government

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

I have had some involvement in ministering God's word to troubled souls. Recently, I lamented to a pastor an intriguing yet sorrowful observation.  So many of the problems that people - even godly Christians - have to overcome are caused or encouraged by the government.  The Bible teaches that Satan is the lord of the world and has great influence over those who rule over us.  Here are a few examples of his wiles that I have observed.

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Whatever Happened to Sin?

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

That's the question posed by renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Karl Menninger in his book: "Whatever Became of Sin?" (1973) He explored the question of how to explain the rash and criminal behavior of people who hide behind so-called "mental illness." Dr. Menninger lamented that with all the ills of society, "one misses any mention of 'sin;' a word that was once in everyone's mind, but now it is rarely if ever heard. Does that mean that no sin is involved in all our troubles---sin with an 'I' in the middle? Is no one any longer guilty of anything? Guilty perhaps of a sin that could be repented of or atoned for? Where, indeed, did sin go?" (Pg. 13)

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Torture and Triumph by Faith

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

For three days, "Yohan's" joints throbbed as the muscles in his arms and legs had stretched in directions human limbs are not intended to bend. His stomach was empty, except for the scraps that fell from the table of his captors after they had eaten their fill.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Will Resolution from Congress Help Imprisoned Pastor?, Pastor's Sermon at Baccalaureate Service Deemed "Hateful", and more...

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Evolutionists Plagiarize Source of Happiness

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

I love this quotation by illustrious NASA scientist Dr. Robert Jastrow (1925-2008): "For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountain of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries."

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0604 Letters to the Editor

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Has He Gone too Far?

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Religious Liberty in the Crosshairs

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

"It is … it is going to be an issue." With those words, spoken before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Solicitor General of the United States announced that religious liberty is directly threatened by the legalization of same-sex marriage. Donald Verrili, representing the Obama Administration as the nation's highest court considered again the issue of same-sex marriage, was responding to a question from Justice Samuel Alito. His answer confirms with candor the threat we have long seen coming.

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He Is Despised and Rejected By Men

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Jesus Christ went about doing good to men. He healed the sick, restored the disabled, comforted the mourners, fed the hungry, delivered the demon-possessed, befriended the outcasts, raised the dead, preached the gospel to the sinners, and saved the lost. He never did harm to anyone. (Acts 10:38; Matthew 4:23-25; 8:1-17; Luke 4:17f; et.al.) 

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Your Daily Bread and Your Savings Account

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

Wednesday I plunked down a little over $600 for car repairs. It was exceedingly painful, but evidently not as painful as it is for many of my neighbors. Consider a story at Market Watch: "Most Americans are one paycheck away from the street."

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

New Muslim Leader in Nigeria - What's in Store for Christians There?,Woman CEO Concludes a Man Should Lead the Country, and more...

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Dr. Carson's World of Make-Believe

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

Since I released my column last week titled "Just What are Gay Rights?"  I have received a lot of feedback.  Especially since a day later Dr. Ben Carson made a clarification of his Gay Rights statements.  The good doctor said on Facebook, "While I remain opposed to same-sex marriage, I have and will continue to support recognition of same-sex civil unions. I have and will continue full recognition of same-sex marriage in State jurisdictions where the matter has been approved by a vote of the people or their representatives; If and when the matter of same-sex marriage is considered and decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, we all must adhere to their decision."

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Vanilla is Problem for Evolution

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

I was surprised recently to hear that the number one flavor of ice cream is vanilla, not chocolate. Vanilla is a popular natural flavoring used in hundreds of products, especially in baking and candy making.

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Joe Moeller's Story: When Adults Dropped the Ball

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

Almost 50 years ago, I was in high school with Joe Moeller. He is not a household name, but he might have been, had he gotten better guidance from adults. I want to talk about this.

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It's Harvest Time!

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

There's no greater satisfaction to a farmer's heart than to finally see the crops fully developed and ready to harvest. All the plowing, sowing, cultivating, etc. have come to fruition, rewarding his labors.

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Running To and Fro Like Ants upon a Heap!

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

"The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side.  The rich man also died and was buried." - Luke 16:22

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Hindus to Indian Christians… Deny Faith or No Gov't Benefits

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

As if life wasn't hard enough being a Dalit in India - the lowest rung in the nation's caste system - the government just made it tougher by forcing believers to convert back to Hinduism if they want to receive government benefits.

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Will America Ever Come Back?

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

To witness firsthand the decline of our beloved America over the past 50 years has been heart-rending. Never a perfect nation, for sure, but certainly the greatest experiment of human ingenuity and political freedom ever conceived in the Western world. The Founding Fathers, again mortal men, were wise enough to base our civilization on Biblical principles. Law and order, representative government, religious liberty, personal integrity, and moral discipline were basic tenets.

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Noah Webster: Legendary American Awakened by an Extraordinary God

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

Think about the number of words you use in conversation in only one day. Imagine the sentences strung together in books, magazines, and web pages that propose a million different ideas and thoughts.

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Beautiful Snow

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

In the early part of the Civil War, one dark Saturday morning in the dead of winter, a young woman, twenty-two years of age, died in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She had once been beautiful and the pride of respectable parents.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Young Americans View of the Bible Might Shock You, Tebow CURE Hospital Opens in Philippines, and more... 

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Jesus Christ: The Star of Jacob

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

"There shall come a Star out of Jacob." Numbers 24:17.

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Was World Created 6,028 Years Ago?

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

Was the world created 6,028 years ago last month (October 22nd)? That's a question that will drive fans of Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking up the wall.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

School Forbids Students to Pray and Sing Hymns During Free Time, Businesses Refusing non-Christian Values not Just in U.S., California Forces Churches to Cover Abortions for Employees, and more...

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The Relevancy of the Bible

Posted: Friday, September 26th, 2014

Over the years, we have heard several people say that what they heard preached from the pulpit was boring.  We hear less of that today, but that may be due to fewer people attending church or less Bible actually being taught from the pulpit.  

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, September 26th, 2014

ASU Reverses Decision, Players Can Display Crosses, Christians Arrested in Saudi Arabia, and more...

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Reflections on Robin William's Suicide

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

How shocking it was to hear of the self-inflicted death of Robin Williams, a comedian par excellence. To say that he was uniquely gifted is an understatement. The genius of his performances has become a legend, taking comedy to a new level.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Pennsylvania Bridal Shop Latest Target of Angry Homosexuals, Navy Bans Bible; Then Brings Bibles Back, and more...

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A Solemn Warning to All of Us

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

"The Bible is God's revelation to mankind" - a one liner used by the radio station at the Seminary I attended. God makes known what He wants to say to us through the Bible.  This is very true. It is also true that He makes known to us what we need to know in various ways, the Bible being the chief way.

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A Tribute to My Father

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

My father passed away in August of 2003 while I was in Zambia with Brandon on a missions trip. He was 81 years old. He died of Alzheimers. Seven of his eight siblings died of Alzheimers. I suppose the day is coming when I will succumb to Alzheimers as well. Some say it's already started. 

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Religion Shorties

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

Colo. Marriage Amendment Case: Emotion vs. Reason?, Presbyterian Church Approves Homosexual Marriages, and more...

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A Widow's Courage to Do Right

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

 It is always encouraging to those wanting to do right to see examples of Christian courage.  One such person was Hattie Day. 

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This is Your Society on Euthanasia. Get the Picture?

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

From the euthanasia utopia of Belgium we find a woman complaining that her mother was killed by a doctor. The "reason" for this killing was that her mother came to the doctor complaining of depression. According to the doctor, that complaint constituted a diagnosis and rationalization for snuffing her out.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

Chinese Government Says Christianity is Growing too Fast MD College Denies Applicant: 'Not the Place for Religion'

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"To Sin is to Risk Salvation"

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

What a telling quote for all of our readers to think about. Granted, it's not for the reasons that might come to mind. How you respond to this can reveal whether you are a Christian or not. 

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Marriage and Healthy Hearts

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

In a day when the institution of marriage is challenged, ridiculed, maligned, redefined, and denigrated, it's refreshing to read something positive about this God-ordained covenant. In an AP article, "Married folks have fewer heart problems," Marilyn Marchione cites an interesting study involving 3.5 million Americans. Researchers concluded that "married people are less likely than singles, divorced, or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem."

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Is Killing In Self-Defense Biblically Justified?

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

As a CCW instructor I am frequently asked about the moral implications of using deadly force in self-defense. I conduct most of my classes for local church groups, so I may actually get more questions along those lines than a lot of other instructors.

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Why Are Christians the World's Most Persecuted Group?

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Why are Christians, as a new Pew report documents, the most persecuted religious group in the world?  And why is their persecution occurring primarily throughout the Islamic world?  (In the category on "Countries with Very High Government Restrictions on Religion," Pew lists 24 countries-20 of which are Islamic and precisely where the overwhelming majority of "the world's" Christians are actually being persecuted.)

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Little Sinners and Big Sinners

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

I can say with absolute certainty that little sinners have no part in this scripture. Little sinners can get a little salvation from a little god, accomplished by a little jesus, spelled with a little j, but God's great salvation, accomplished by a great Savior, is for great sinners with great needs. Are you a great sinner or a little sinner?

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Muslims in Syria Slaughtering Christians for Sacrifices, MI School Contract Grants "Special Consideration" to Non-Christians, Claim: Christian Woman Put in Psychiatric Ward for Religious Devotion, and more...

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Moses' Red Sea Crossing at Gulf of Aqaba

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Many, many people have doubted and scoffed at the Biblical account of Moses crossing the Red Sea with a million plus Jews while being pursued by an Egyptian army that was entirely drowned in the Red Sea while the Jews made it safely to the other side.

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The Other Shoe Drops in Kentucky

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Federal Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in the Commonwealth

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Evolution Is Most Certainly a Matter of Belief-and so Is Christianity

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

One of the most misleading headlines imaginable recently appeared over an opinion column published in USA Today. Tom Krattenmaker, a member of the paper's Board of Contributors, set out to argue that there is no essential conflict between evolution and religious belief because the two are dealing with completely separate modes of knowing. Evolution, he argued, is simply "settled science" that requires no belief. 

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Muslim King Asks Jews to Pray for Rain, Alternative Organization to Fill Gap Left by Boy Scouts of America, Christian Martyrdom Doubled in 2013, Persecution Growing, andmore...

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American Christian Pastor Imprisoned in Iran; Obama and State Dept. Silent

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Back in September of 2012, the Iranian government charged Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini with the undermining of national security through his work of evangelism and planting house churches. Beneath the political mask, they charged him with the crime of being a Christian and tossed him into Evin Prison, later sentencing him to 8 years of incarceration. According to reports from Saeed's relatives who occasionally visit him, 33 year old Saeed has suffered multiple injuries from torture and beatings.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Mandela's Deadly Dedication to Abortion, Belgium Close to Decision on Euthanizing Disabled Children, Pro-life Group Explains Record Number of Abortuary Closings and more...

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Beautiful Snow

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

In the early part of the Civil War, one dark Saturday morning in the dead of winter, a young woman, twenty-two years of age, died in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She had once been beautiful and the pride of respectable parents. 

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Destruction of the Family Destroyed America

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

"The decline of the family has contributed to the decline of Christianity in more ways than one. It has rendered some people less capable of understanding what life with a protective, loving father could be like.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Nurses Forced to Help with Abortions, Socialistic Group Publishes "Poverty and Justice Bible" and more...

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Departed Christian Found Peace Through The Gospel

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Recently, I attended the funeral for a middle-aged man whom I had pastored for several years in the past. During the days that surrounded the aftermath of his passing, someone found the testimony of how he became a Christian many years ago.  He had written it out, giving his history, as well as how he had heard about how he could have eternal life.  

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An Earnest Request for the Salvation of the Lord

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

How is a man brought and taught to want to be "visited with" God's salvation? He must know something first of condemnation. Salvation only suits the condemned.

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Concerning God's Existence

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

It crossed my mind how obstinate man really is when he accuses God concerning how He runs the world.  Of course, the skeptic will say if there is a God, why does He allow suffering, sin and a host of other bad things.

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The Real Cure for Racism

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

This is an open response to Steve Strang of Charisma Magazine. The subject of his article in the Strang Report is "Racial Reconciliation Movement Kicks Into High Gear." It deals with the racial stir in Sanford, FL over the Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case. As a result, a diverse group of Christian ministers and leaders have drafted "The Sanford Declaration," which calls for "racial reconciliation, relationship, and Christian cultural reform."

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Don't Leave It On the Desk

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

There was a certain Professor of Religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small college in the western United States.  Dr. Christianson taught the required survey course in Christianity at this particular institution. 

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Has America Lost its Conscience?

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

It's not uncommon for my wife and me to travel back roads on a trip, not only for a change of scenery, but to test our sense of direction. We do have GPS capability in our vehicle, but enjoy the challenge of just using the compass. 

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Oregon Bakery Closes over Owners' Refusal to Serve Gay Wedding

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

A Gresham, Oregon, bakery has closed its doors following months of relentless attacks by homosexual activists angered that the owners had refused to bake a wedding cake for a pair of lesbians.

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Killing for 'Kicks'

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The recent travesty in Duncan, Oklahoma, where 3 teens killed a jogger for "kicks" has stirred great controversy. Many are appalled at such a blatant act, especially when knowing that the apparent motive was "boredom." How could that possibly be? Who would do such a thing? For what valid reason would these young men concoct such a senseless murder?

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A Pastor Is Converted

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The Rev. Samuel Stoddard, a famous pastor in the 1700's, was pastor of a church in Northampton, Massachusetts.  The church soon found themselves disappointed, for he gave no indications of being a Christian himself.

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Why Some Scientists Embrace the 'Multiverse'

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Last week, in Nice, France, I was privileged to participate, along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned, to make life, especially intelligent life.

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Porn: The Dark Matter of the Soul

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The Prime Minister of England is crusading against it. He calls it, "the darkest corners of the internet." The Mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner, has admitted to being addicted. His political career is in shambles. 

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

 75 Year Women Discovers Her Childhood Letters in a Used Bible, Man Preaches in Front of Abortion Clinic; Saves 1,000 Babies, Evangelical Youth Embracing Liturgical Churches and more...

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Liberals Succeed in Destroying Marriage

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Around 1900, the liberal progressives determined three key things that were necessary to change America into their type of country.  They had to undermine Christianity, marriage and the traditional family unit.

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Liberals Succeed in Destroying Marriage

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Around 1900, the liberal progressives determined three key things that were necessary to change America into their type of country.  They had to undermine Christianity, marriage and the traditional family unit.

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Christian Only Ideology

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

It may cross the minds of some of our readers why our religious section promotes only Christianity when all is said and done.  That it does is obvious or at least should be.  That is our intent.  We, therefore, endeavor as a habit to cover four aspects of religion per issue:

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The Formula for Becoming an Atheist

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

There are two main hard and fast rules for anyone who would like to become an atheist. If you are tempted, beware. It's easy to take the first step, but it is very difficult the walk the walk.

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How Colonial Sanders Became a Christian

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

While living in Louisville, Kentucky I was privileged to meet Col. Harlan Sanders and discuss with him his spiritual condition. He told me he was a Christian and how wonderfully God had blessed him. In addition to his conversation with me, he gave some of the experiences of his life and his Christian experience written to be used for the glory of God.

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Suicide and Hopelessness

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Suicides among so-called baby boomers are reaching epidemic proportions, according to a recent Washington Post article. These are the folks born at the end of World War II (1945), and are presently in the retirement range. "Boomers" are "killing themselves at an alarming rate, raising the question: Why?"

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Preaching Arrest Case Delayed, Obama Objects to Religious Freedom in the Military, Marriage Rate Decreased and more...

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The Bible and Eminent Domain

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

They showed a piece of paper saying 'eminent domain.'" -Buckner and Garcia, Wreck It, Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

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Atheist Professor Denounces Evolution - Believes Gospel

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Sure, there have been Christians who did good science, but that was before Darwin. Right? Wrong! Here is the story of a staunch Darwinian who converted to creationism first, then to Christianity.

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Chinese Gov't Still Set on Eradicating Christians, Catholic School Faces Backlash After Firing Lesbian Teacher, Pentagon Changes Mind, Says Soldiers May Share Faith... and more

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No Such Thing as Same-Sex 'Marriage'

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Whatever you want to call a "gay" relationship, by definition it can't be called "marriage." Webster defines marriage as "The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for life. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them.

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The Bible vs. the Heart

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

I offer the single most politically incorrect statement a modern American -- indeed a modern Westerner, period -- can make: I first look to the Bible for moral guidance and for wisdom.

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Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Bible Series Makes Record Sales, Most Religious Cities Voted for Romney, Broadcasters Trying to Win Back No TV Households, and more...

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Military Warned 'Evangelicals' No. 1 Threat

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Soldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America - ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, KKK, Nation of Islam, al-Qaida, Hamas and others.

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Pornography Warps your Moral Worldview

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Some of the language and concepts expressed in this article are graphic - Editor                        The moral effects of pornography are, by now, well attested. The scourge of pornography has brought ruin and harm into the lives of millions of our friends and neighbors, destroying marriages, distorting sexuality, and poisoning minds.

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The Evidence is Plain that God Is

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

God himself, then, asks of us no blind faith.  We should know what we believe and why we believe it.  Nothing is to be accepted unless based on good evidence; to believe hastily may be to blindly embrace error and untruth. 

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Almost Half of Firstborn Children Born to Unwed Mothers,  The Root Problem of Overpopulation, Pastor Sentenced for Protecting Woman and Her Daughter from Ex-partner    and more...

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King James Version Most Readable

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

 Modern translations of the Bible come into print so fast we cannot remember the last one to come on the market.  In the process of all these new versions, the King James Version has been gradually dismissed by Christian marketing in general.  This is a grave error to say the least.  Even if the language now has some unfamiliar words, it is derived from a text basis that is the best. 

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Depression and the Aging Process

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Depression is almost a household word these days. People are stressed out about many things, especially those who are getting up in years. There's a younger generation that works incessantly to succeed financially in a troubled economy. They may not have time to be "depressed," and certainly youth is on their side.

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Successful Grandparenting

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Though you may not be a grandparent yet, given enough time, you all will be. Moreover, most of your children have grandparents now who influence them one way or another. Too often grandparents say, "It's our kids' job to train their children; it's our job to spoil them."

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Forcing Christians to Partake of Sin

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Lee Duigon in newswithviews.com wrote what I have been saying for years. Read his lines concerning a real illustration of what is going on in America.  This is not incidental.  It is building, sad to say, and it is just a matter of time before it comes to your and my town.

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George Washington and Separation of Church and State

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The 1st Amendment prohibited the state from setting up a certain Christian denomination "Such a provision would have angered Washington, who saw the provision as aimed at any attempt to erect a national church of any denomination."

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An Archeological Enigma: Potbelly Hill

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 In 1995, German archeologists made an eye-popping discovery in southern Turkey. At a site whose Turkish name means "Potbelly Hill," scientists are digging up what they claim is the oldest temple in the world.

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Ben Franklin's Best Attempt Failed

Posted: Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Benjamin FranklinFranklin was not so famous, but known by students of him, regarding his attempt to live a virtuous life and even at times give credit to God Almighty.

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Hobby Lobby to Defy Obamacare

Posted: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Hobby Lobby Logo"The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law," explained Green as he filed a lawsuit against the mandate last September - a suit that is still pending in the courts. "I say that's a choice no American and no American business should have to make."  

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Religion Headlines

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Man in 23-year Coma Communicates Through Computer - Woman Fired to Save Marriage, Court Agrees - US Supreme Court to Hear "Gay Marriage" Cases - Court Temporarily Blocks Ban on Gay Reparative Therapy - Supreme Court Refuses Hobby Lobby Contraception Mandate Request - Christian Clerks, Notaries Given Impossible Choice - and more...

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John Stossel Doesn't See Evidence for God and Liberals Don't See Evidence for the Free Market

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

John Stossel has been a consistent spokesman for free market economics. Thomas Sowell recommends Stossel's latest book No, They Can't! as a great Christmas gift. I agree. "It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama's old slogan, 'Yes, we can!'" Sowell adds the following:

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It's Time for a Reality Check

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012

May this message of hope continue to resonate among those gathered together at the church and funeral services. In the midst of tragedy, there's great opportunity to embrace the true meaning of Christmas.

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Christian Conflict in the Workplace

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012

Women in OfficeIn the end, a Christian who actually lives out what God's Word teaches will not be able to have a business any larger than his own family

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Staver: Justices Don't Always Follow Constitution

Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A Christian attorney intimately familiar with the legal cases involving "gay marriage" warns that legal technicalities could play a major factor in how the Supreme Court decides those cases. And a respected Christian commentator offers her take what could follow a ruling favoring same-sex unions.

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The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ - One More Evidence

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

It has been well established that the Bible's events are set in what we call a historical setting. That is why we find names, dates, cities and nations in its account.   In fact, no book in the history of the world that is as old as the Bible has a better historical and therefore verifiable basis in history.

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How the Mighty Have Fallen

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Every time I've seen a picture of Gen Petraeus in uniform, I have been dazzled by his amazing display of military decorations. My heart swells to think that someone could be a recipient of such acclaim and honor in our present day.

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Morality Won't Save America

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

I am afraid we have this prevalent thinking in our country that we need to return to being a moral country.  If we do this, it will save America.  Well, I am certainly for being moral, this country included.

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What does 'Hallelujah' Mean?

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

It's interesting how the secular world has picked up on the Biblical term "Hallelujah." It's not uncommon to hear it in songs, articles, TV programs, and verbiage on the street. I think the forerunner was the word "amen." That has been the common expression or response of church folks when hearing something in the sermon to which they heartily agreed.

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Pagans, Christianity, and Infanticide

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

"Infanticide was infamously universal" in ancient Greece and Rome. Frederic Farrar, The Early Days of Christianity, page 71. As Will Durant stated, infanticide was so common in ancient Rome that "birth itself was an adventure." Caesar and Christ, page 56.

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A Godless Party Expels the Creator

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The authors of the Democratic platform have inadvertently revealed to the world the sea change that has taken place in that party we once knew.                 For the first time -- and in the longest Democratic platform in history, 26,000 words -- there was not a single mention of God, the Creator, whom Thomas Jefferson himself, father of the party, proclaimed to be the author of our right to life and liberty.

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London is Agnostic

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Few things became clearer to me during a recent stay in London, England - the prevailing sentiment of agnosticism among both the young and the old.  Agnosticism is a belief that a person does not know if there is a God or not.   This is the confession of most Londoners.

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Neil Armstrong and America's Greatness

Posted: Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Pastor Bill Finnigan reflects on the greatness of the world's first "moonwalker" and the loss of America's greatness.

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Did Jesus Address Same Sex Marriage?

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Today it is popular among those promoting same sex marriage to say that Jesus never addressed the issue, that He was silent on the subject.  Those who affirm the historical and traditional understanding of marriage between a man and woman often are admonished to go and read more carefully the Bible.

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Jesus Christ Historically Validated

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

   A case in point is the historicity of Jesus. Although many atheists state that Jesus never lived, He is mentioned by many contemporary, non-Christian historians. Let us look at the evidence.

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Phoenix Pastor Jailed Over Bible Studies on His Property

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Is Islam Dying?

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Hollywood Riddled with Evil

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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$7 Haircuts

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Are You Jesus?

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Grim Future for Christians in Egypt

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Every Man's Need

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Rand Paul On Obama, Gay Marriage

Posted: Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

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"Love Your Enemies" in Action

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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The Root of the Matter

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Conversion of a Psychologist

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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Almost Becoming a Christian

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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What Role Should Religion Have in Politics?

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012

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Modern Israel: Greatest Miracle Ever?

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012

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Can the Public Schools Be Salvaged?

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012

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Beautiful Snow

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

"Such are the plain facts concerning her whose "Beautiful Snow" will be long regarded as one of the brightest gems in American literature:"

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On-Shore Fossilized Whale Fossils Suggest Creation Account

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"A pro-creation geologist says it's no surprise that scientists are scratching their heads over the discovery of ancient whale bones on land along the Pacific Coast in Chile."

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A Simple Way to Reduce the Prison Population

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

  Many of this nation's earliest settlers paid for their passage as indentured servants. A thief who was unable to make restitution for a property crime could be sold into servitude for his theft (Ex. 22:3b). Property crimes are best paid for by restitution, and when this is not possible, working off a debt is the next best thing.

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The Bible and the American Frontier

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011

American expansion was relentless after the American Revolution.  From 1776 to 1850, settlers pushed into the Mississippi River Valley and then set their sights on Texas and beyond. As they moved outward, citizens in the original colonies felt a duty to ensure these settlers were not cut off from their spiritual roots.

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California to 12 Year Olds: It's Okay to Fornicate without Parent's Knowledge

Posted: Saturday, November 26th, 2011

"This past Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown sign Assembly Bill 499 into law that goes a step further in providing preventive care for children 12 and over to prevent contracting STD's or drug related diseases such as hepatitis B.  The new law provides for vaccines for HPV, HIV and hepatitis to be made available to teens without parental consent or knowledge."

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Christianity and Islam Compared - Part 2

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2011

"Since Islam teaches that the Bible has been corrupted, they view their versions of the biblical narratives to be correct. A number of surahs teach that Allah sent the revisions of the biblical stories to Muhammed to "fix" the corrupted Bible surahs 6:34, 4:82, 10:65. Examples of these "errors" are; Christ did not die on the cross. Judas or someone else died in his place. Abraham did not sacrifice Isaac on the altar, but rather Ishmael. Jesus Christ will return at the end times to kill all the Jews and Christians who refuse to worship Allah."

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She Hasn't Missed Sunday School in 75 Years

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011

"Harrison compares not going to church on Sunday to waking up on Monday and deciding to not go to work. 'It was never a question in my family or with me, even after I grew up, whether or not I'd go,' she said. As impressive as her record is, Harrison doesn't take credit for it, however."

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They Are Afraid of Real Men

Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2011

"The culture is feeding our young men tolerance. What they need more than anything is testosterone. Testosterone is a good thing."             "The righteous are as bold as lions..."

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Is America Ready for a Christian President?

Posted: Friday, October 14th, 2011

"Leave it to a RINO.  Now Gov. Mitt Romney is doing the Democrats' work for them by worrying that Rick Perry is too extreme to be electable."

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The Red Word - Part One -

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

"The blood of the  Cross was royal blood. Through our democratic preferences, we may in theory disregard royal pretensions; yet when we see the son of a king our liveliest interest is aroused. Let the Prince of Wales go through our streets, and all the city would turn out to look."

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Mathematical Impossibility

Posted: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

"Therefore, in the whole range of history, except the prophecies of Scripture (the Bible), there is not a single instance of a prediction, expressed in unequivocal language, and descending to any minuteness, which bears the slightest claim to fulfillment."

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Who Are the Real Religious Bigots?

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011

"The New York Times' executive editor, Bill Keller, in a piece in The New York Times Magazine, argues that presidential candidates should be asked tough questions about their faith. Keller wants to know whether a candidate will place 'fealty to the Bible, the Book of Mormon ... or some other authority higher than the Constitution and laws of this country.'"

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This Year Keep Your Kids Home From College

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"Just in case the student retains some of his religious upbringing an array of special programs and special offices - designed to indoctrinate on religious issues -is there to reinforce your child's spiritual drift. Our own LGBTQIA Office organizes specific lectures teaching kids that their biblical views on sexuality are actually a form of mental illness, or phobia. This helps explain the second way kids are often harmed by college."

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China's Cold War on Christianity Perpetuates Historic Persecutions

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"In communist China Christians are persecuted, as they are in Islamic lands, as well as in India. Chic disdain for Christianity in most of Europe is growing more blatant, as the effete nomenklatura kowtow to secular progressivism, to radical Islam, and to any other system hostile to the faith of either Jews or Christians. Indeed, as anyone who follows the cynical machinations of atheistic collectivists in America can grimly attest, the persecution of Christians on college campuses and within the federal bench is very real."

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USA Today Displays Immorality

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

"What is striking about last Monday's USA Today edition, and very disappointing to say the least, is the picture carried in their July 25th edition on page 3A. Without virtually a word of criticism, they have a picture (along with a promotional article) showing two men kissing in the process of being 'married.'"

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Christian Fundamentalism Accused and Abused

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

"Anders Breivik, based on news accounts, is nothing more than a murderer who has a religious tone to him.  Never in history has a historic Fundamentalist Christian been guilty of such a heinous crime, even in the name of Christian Fundamentalism."

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Women among Heathen

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

"Today you would have been hitched to the plough, or you would have been leaping upon the funeral pyre (burning with your dead husband), or you would have been ground under the heel of man's cruelty and insolence, were it not for the fact that in this land and in this age the Lord Jesus Christ appeared."

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Social Security is an Attack on God and Family

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

"Social Security demands that we look to the State to be our provider, rather than the Lord. Social Security teaches our children to have allegiance and trust in the State, rather than in the Lord. These are attacks upon our Christian faith."

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Philistine Relics From Goliath's Hometown of Gath?

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2011

"Archeologists are hoping to piece together from ancient remains the history of one of the Bible's great antagonists: Goliath. Most of the excavating has taken place at the remains of what the team believes is the Philistine city of Gath, Goliath's hometown, where scholars are hoping to garner a better understanding of these fierce biblical enemies of the Israelites."

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Will a Loving God Permit Anyone to be Eternally Lost? Part Two

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2011

"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not on the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" John 3:36)."

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Christians Have Failed as Political Leaders

Posted: Monday, July 18th, 2011

"Richard Nixon claimed to be a Christian; Gerald Ford claimed to be a Christian; Jimmy Carter claimed to be a Christian (he even taught Sunday School and took alcohol out of the White House); Ronald Reagan claimed to be a Christian; Bill Clinton claimed to be a Christian (how many times did we see Clinton on his way to church with his giant-print Bible under his arm?); George Bush I and II claimed to be a Christian. Bush II held prayer meetings in the White House we are told. Even Barack Obama claims to be a Christian." 

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Why Politicians Must Be Moral

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011

"Now that Weiner has resigned, Republican Senator David Vitter should resign, too. In fact, Vitter's resignation is long overdue. Almost four years ago, a very similar scandal to Weiner's was unfolding on our television and computer screens. Vitter, who fashions himself as a Christian, pro-family, conservative Republican, had just been exposed as a client of a high-profile prostitution ring in our nation's capital."

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Gallup: More Than 90 Percent of Americans Believe in God

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2011

"Ninety-two percent of Americans would answer "yes" to the question, "Do you believe in God?" according to a recent Gallup poll. That number is down just four points from the 96 percent of Americans who answered in the affirmative back in 1944, when Gallup first queried the nation on the issue."

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Are We Becoming a Nation of Thieves?

Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

"A Gallup Poll released last week claims that roughly half of Americans believe "the government should enact heavy taxes on the rich to redistribute wealth in the U.S."             This is truly shameful. Could anything be more crass? When I was growing up, government redistribution of wealth was known as "communism." Everybody laughed at Khrushchev for predicting, "Your grandchildren will live under communism."

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Demilitarize our Churches

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2011

"It is a terrible blight on evangelical Christianity that our churches have sent more soldiers to the Middle East than missionaries. If Christians are so concerned about the threat of Islamofascism, then what better way to confront it than with the Gospel of Christ?"

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When Christians and Gays Come Out of the Closet

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2011

"That inconsistency is what leads us to a culture where someone as genial and pleasant as Dr. James Dobson is branded a hater, while someone as vile and perverted as Lady Gaga is hailed as a courageous trailblazer."

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The Danger of Failed Predictions

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

"It had been many years since I last listened to Harold Camping. His deep, booming voice echoed his answers to the myriad of questions called into his radio program - Family Radio. It became obvious, though, over time that he was not sound in his answers nor the Bible, often cutting off those who posed Biblical questions he simply could not answer. The recent predictions by Camping and his billboard bizarre brought him and his thinking back into the limelight for many all across America, including myself. By now we all know Harold Camping was wrong. Jesus Christ did not return on the date Camping predicted."

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A Simple Reply to Stephen Hawking

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

"Hawking is a proponent of the Big Bang Theory, that the universe as we know it began with an explosion that has continued to hull heavenly bodies through space. In reality, more and more scientists are discarding the Big Bang as untenable. First, it presupposes the existence of matter. But where did matter come from?"

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You Cannot be an Almost Christian

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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Rob Bell: A Fitting Prophet for our Age?

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"Rob Bell seems to fit this description. He is indeed a fitting prophet for our relativist age, as his message meshes perfectly with its prevailing tenor: Do whatever you like and then go off to your eternal reward."

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Atheists and the Dark Secrets of Egyptian History

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"Is it possible that secular scholars reject biblical chronology simply because it's the chronology contained in the Bible?"

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Was President George Washington a Christian?

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The controversy centers around Washington's sparse mention of the name of Jesus. Indeed, Rupert Hughes stated in 1926 biography of Washington, 'There is no direct allusion to Christ, and the word Christ has been found in none of Washington's almost countless autographs.' Yet Lillback quotes Washington in 1779, 'You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a great and happier people than you are.'"

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Why He Came

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"He who preached the greatest sermons ever uttered did not come into the world primarily to preach. He who gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf and speech to the dumb did not come into the world primarily to heal. He whose lofty ideals and principles radiated from a sinless heart and a flawless character did not come into this world primarily to establish an example for conduct. He whose fidelity in life and courage in death will forever be incomparable did not come into this world primarily to teach men to live honestly and to die bravely. These attributes, however commendable and worthy, are insufficient to tell the motive which drove Him from realms celestial to regions terrestrial."

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State Department Ignores Plight of Ethiopians

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"Meanwhile, the plight of the Ethiopians does not even merit a State Department press release."

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Doing Away with Hell?

Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

"The temptation to revise the doctrine of hell - to remove the sting and scandal of everlasting conscious punishment - is understandable. But it is also a major test of evangelical conviction. This is no theological trifle. As one observer has asked, 'Could it be that the only result of attempts, however well-meaning, to air-condition Hell, is to ensure that more and more people wind up there?'"

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The Work Expands

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

"Muller purchased seven acres and a building was designed to house 140 girls, 80 boys, and 80 infants to age 7, plus the workers. But God had bigger plans than that! Eventually five large homes were built on Ashley Down, housing 2050 children! Home No. 1 for 300, was finished in June, 1849, almost four years after receiving the above letter for he would not go into debt to pay for it. Moving day was quite an event in the city as the children walked from Wilson Street up to Ashley Down with their personal belongings. In 1853 he recorded that 313 children were in residence with 480 waiting for admission as soon as God provided the funds."

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How to Become a Christian

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

"What is it then that you need to believe in order to be saved? "Repent ye, and believe the gospel" (Mark 1:15). What is the gospel? It is God's good news about His blessed Son. He tells us that Christ died for us according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:3,4)."

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Archeological Evidence that Confirms the Bible

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

More physical proof of the Bible's truth and credibility

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The Name Jesus

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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Forgiveness

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Immigration - a Christian View - Part Two -

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Genesis 16

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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God is Love

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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An Open Letter Concerning Glenn Beck

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Muslims Must be Evangelized

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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He Keeps Me Singing

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Genesis 13

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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A Businessman Who Put God First: Henry Parsons Crowell

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Police Hustle Gideons off Street

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Strippers Picket the Church

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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The World's Most Popular Game

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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No Escape

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Genesis Ten

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Reverse Engineering

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Is There a Hell?

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Genesis Nine

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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God's Plan for the Ages

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Planned Parenthood to Build Mega Abortion Clinic in St. Paul

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Help for the Skeptic

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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A Father's Day Sermon: An Old Fashioned Home

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Charlie Coulson: The Drummer Boy

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Genesis Six

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Evidences for Design - the Fig Wasp and the Fig

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Children's Corner "Just a Second"

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Genesis 4

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Proof that the Bible is God's Word - Part 4 -

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Children's Corner - Duty and the Feast

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Fundamentals For The Family - Grandparents

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Children's Corner - Boiled Down

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Some Quotes Concerning The Resurrection

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Genesis Chapter One

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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A Founding Father's Failure of Faith

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Step by Step - The Power of the Gospel that Helps a Woman Overcome an Abortion

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Step by Step: The Power of the Gospel that Helps a Woman Overcome an Abortion.

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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