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    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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    Title: AZ city sticks with sanctuary-free LINK

    Description: A recent report from the Church of England's House of Bishops – a report rejected by both sides in the clergy – evidently did little to clarify the church's stance on homosexuality.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: Pastors, states resist gov't overreach into church policy LINK

    Description: As the saying goes, there's no such thing as a free lunch – and the same could be said for family and medical leave.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: Left-wing media not sole source of Trump's troubles LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump bashed the mainstream media last week, calling them dishonest to their faces, and he has yet to let up. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: Group's anti-Israel reputation earns it a ban LINK

    Description: A decision to ban a pro-Palestinian group at a New York university is being applauded as a common-sense measure – not a political statement, as some opponents characterize it.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: 'Regulatory relief' from ObamaCare LINK

    Description: At a rally in Melbourne, Florida, President Donald Trump promised 9,000 supporters in an airport hangar that America is on the verge of an economic revival, while vowing to diminish the threat of Islamic terrorism, replace the problematic Obamacare program and win the war against the media’s fake news.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017

    Title: 2M Hispanic illegals fraudulently voted LINK

    Description: According to a new analysis, approximately 2 million non-Hispanics registered to vote in the last election, giving more credibility to President Donald Trump’s investigation of voter fraud launched to prove that he would have won America’s popular vote if 3–5 million illegal immigrants did not vote.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017

    Title: Roe v. Wade's pro-life Norma McCorvey remembered LINK

    Description: Norma McCorvey, better known as “Jane Doe” in the infamous Roe v. Wade United States Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, is being remembered as a pro-life icon and champion after her death on Thursday at the age of 69.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017

    Title: Muslim DNC favorite Ellison called a 'disaster' LINK

    Description: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the frontrunner to become the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC’s) new chair, is drawing many warnings from conservatives and progressives alike because of his ties and expressed devotion to militant Islamic organizations and declared anti-Semitism.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017

    Title: 21 assaulted by 'transgenders' in women's facilities LINK

    Description: Men have assaulted or violated women’s privacy in public bathrooms 21 times due to pro-LGBT transgender restroom policies, according to a list compiled by a nationally recognized pro-family organization.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017

    Title: O'Reilly: Wash. florist SSM case could go to SCOTUS LINK

    Description: In the wake of the Washington State Supreme Court ruling against a Christian florist who would not to serve a same-sex “wedding” because such unions go against her deeply held religious beliefs, a debate is continuing to brew between conservative Christian leaders and top Democrats on the controversial matter – a matter that could very likely go all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), according to a statement posted by The O’Reilly Factor.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017

    Title: Sessions-led DOJ says bullying schools is not OK LINK

    Description:

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: AZ city sticks with sanctuary-free LINK

    Description: A recent report from the Church of England's House of Bishops – a report rejected by both sides in the clergy – evidently did little to clarify the church's stance on homosexuality.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: Pastors, states resist gov't overreach into church policy LINK

    Description: As the saying goes, there's no such thing as a free lunch – and the same could be said for family and medical leave.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: Left-wing media not sole source of Trump's troubles LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump bashed the mainstream media last week, calling them dishonest to their faces, and he has yet to let up. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: Group's anti-Israel reputation earns it a ban LINK

    Description: A decision to ban a pro-Palestinian group at a New York university is being applauded as a common-sense measure – not a political statement, as some opponents characterize it.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: 'Regulatory relief' from ObamaCare LINK

    Description: At a rally in Melbourne, Florida, President Donald Trump promised 9,000 supporters in an airport hangar that America is on the verge of an economic revival, while vowing to diminish the threat of Islamic terrorism, replace the problematic Obamacare program and win the war against the media’s fake news.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017

    Title: 2M Hispanic illegals fraudulently voted LINK

    Description: According to a new analysis, approximately 2 million non-Hispanics registered to vote in the last election, giving more credibility to President Donald Trump’s investigation of voter fraud launched to prove that he would have won America’s popular vote if 3–5 million illegal immigrants did not vote.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017

    Title: Roe v. Wade's pro-life Norma McCorvey remembered LINK

    Description: Norma McCorvey, better known as “Jane Doe” in the infamous Roe v. Wade United States Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, is being remembered as a pro-life icon and champion after her death on Thursday at the age of 69.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017

    Title: Muslim DNC favorite Ellison called a 'disaster' LINK

    Description: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the frontrunner to become the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC’s) new chair, is drawing many warnings from conservatives and progressives alike because of his ties and expressed devotion to militant Islamic organizations and declared anti-Semitism.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017

    Title: 21 assaulted by 'transgenders' in women's facilities LINK

    Description: Men have assaulted or violated women’s privacy in public bathrooms 21 times due to pro-LGBT transgender restroom policies, according to a list compiled by a nationally recognized pro-family organization.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017

    Title: O'Reilly: Wash. florist SSM case could go to SCOTUS LINK

    Description: In the wake of the Washington State Supreme Court ruling against a Christian florist who would not to serve a same-sex “wedding” because such unions go against her deeply held religious beliefs, a debate is continuing to brew between conservative Christian leaders and top Democrats on the controversial matter – a matter that could very likely go all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), according to a statement posted by The O’Reilly Factor.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017

    Title: Sessions-led DOJ says bullying schools is not OK LINK

    Description:

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: AZ city sticks with sanctuary-free LINK

    Description: A recent report from the Church of England's House of Bishops – a report rejected by both sides in the clergy – evidently did little to clarify the church's stance on homosexuality.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: Pastors, states resist gov't overreach into church policy LINK

    Description: As the saying goes, there's no such thing as a free lunch – and the same could be said for family and medical leave.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: Left-wing media not sole source of Trump's troubles LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump bashed the mainstream media last week, calling them dishonest to their faces, and he has yet to let up. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: Group's anti-Israel reputation earns it a ban LINK

    Description: A decision to ban a pro-Palestinian group at a New York university is being applauded as a common-sense measure – not a political statement, as some opponents characterize it.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Title: 'Regulatory relief' from ObamaCare LINK

    Description: At a rally in Melbourne, Florida, President Donald Trump promised 9,000 supporters in an airport hangar that America is on the verge of an economic revival, while vowing to diminish the threat of Islamic terrorism, replace the problematic Obamacare program and win the war against the media’s fake news.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017

    Title: 2M Hispanic illegals fraudulently voted LINK

    Description: According to a new analysis, approximately 2 million non-Hispanics registered to vote in the last election, giving more credibility to President Donald Trump’s investigation of voter fraud launched to prove that he would have won America’s popular vote if 3–5 million illegal immigrants did not vote.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017

    Title: Roe v. Wade's pro-life Norma McCorvey remembered LINK

    Description: Norma McCorvey, better known as “Jane Doe” in the infamous Roe v. Wade United States Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, is being remembered as a pro-life icon and champion after her death on Thursday at the age of 69.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017

    Title: Muslim DNC favorite Ellison called a 'disaster' LINK

    Description: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the frontrunner to become the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC’s) new chair, is drawing many warnings from conservatives and progressives alike because of his ties and expressed devotion to militant Islamic organizations and declared anti-Semitism.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017

    Title: 21 assaulted by 'transgenders' in women's facilities LINK

    Description: Men have assaulted or violated women’s privacy in public bathrooms 21 times due to pro-LGBT transgender restroom policies, according to a list compiled by a nationally recognized pro-family organization.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017

    Title: O'Reilly: Wash. florist SSM case could go to SCOTUS LINK

    Description: In the wake of the Washington State Supreme Court ruling against a Christian florist who would not to serve a same-sex “wedding” because such unions go against her deeply held religious beliefs, a debate is continuing to brew between conservative Christian leaders and top Democrats on the controversial matter – a matter that could very likely go all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), according to a statement posted by The O’Reilly Factor.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017

    Title: Sessions-led DOJ says bullying schools is not OK LINK

    Description:

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 17 Feb 2017

    News from Christian News Wire 21 February 2017



    Christian Newswire: Religious Liberties / Persecution
    LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

    Evangelist Alveda King: Roe Dies; First Lady Prays; Evangelist Dreams
    LINK Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277

    What Do We Know About Refugees?
    LINK Contact: Lisa Jones, Christian Freedom International, 800-323-2273

    AUL Notes Science Backs Up Judge Gorsuch in Obamacare Ruling
    LINK "Judge Neil Gorsuch had science and the law on his side when he addressed the life-ending properties of drugs mandated by Obamacare," noted AUL's Deanna Wallace. Contact: Americans United for Life, 202-289-1478, press@aul.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Americans United for Life Acting President and Senior Counsel Clarke Forsythe said that AUL supports the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, in part, because of his sound legal analysis in Source: Americans United for Life

    Islamic Terror and Christianity: Are All Religions Equally Violent?
    LINK A study of ancient Islam shows they are not. See new documentary: "What Would Muhammad Do?"Link for Press to view "What Would Muhammad Do" is www.WWMD.com (use code MediaPreview001)Contact: Randall Terry, 304-289-3700MEDIA ADVISORY, Feb. 15, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Randall Terry is known worldwide as one of the most controversial Christian activists alive. The founder of Operation Rescue and pro-life leader, Mr. Terry has been arrested nearly 50 times for peaceful p Source: Society for Truth and Justice

    Religious Liberty is Imperiled
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Macy's Case Conclusion Awaited
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    NFL (Transgender Police) Threatens Texas
    LINK Contact: 4 Winds Christian Athletics, 608-469-7956

    Rubio Takes Senate Floor to Highlight Human Rights
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 888-889-7757, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Using information garnered from a meeting with a China Aid delegation, Marco Rubio recently took the Senate floor to highlight the suffering of two Christian human rights lawyers.PHOTO CAPTION NEEDEDAfter opening his speech with a celebration of the American freedom to agree with or openly resist governmental power, Rubio compared this situat Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    Evangelical Leader and Pastor Troubled and Concerned about President Trump's Attacking Nordstroms and Tone with His Tweets
    LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney pleads with Mr. Trump to build bridges and work with all American's to move our nation forward and reflect faith values of love and civility.Rev. Mahoney regularly leads prayer gatherings for President Trump and held a prayer and anointing service at the doorway of the U. S. Capitol building that Mr. Trump would walk through days later when he took t Source: Christian Defense Coalition

    Appeals Court Revives Justice Tom Parker's Suit Against JIC
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously sided with Liberty Counsel's motion to send back to the trial court the legal challenge filed against the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) by Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker. The JIC's motion to dismiss the challenge was denied.

    State of Georgia's $225,000 Payout to Pastor a Victory for Religious Freedom
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, 866-FRC-NEWS, 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) is pleased to learn the news that First Liberty Institute has reached a settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and its client, Dr. Eric Walsh. First Liberty reported that the State of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Dr. Walsh's religious discrimination lawsuit.

    Supreme Court Wants to Hear More on Religious Counseling Case
    LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 949-422-0395WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court may be closer to accepting review of a case with far-reaching implications for churches, religious counselors, and religious freedom. This week, the Court directed the State of California to respond to a Petition for Certiorari filed by Pacific Justice Institute on behalf of Christian counselors.  Each year, the Supreme Court grants review to abo Source: Pacific Justice Institute

    SNAP Founder Quits in Disgrace
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Church Persecuted During Super Bowl 51 Community Outreach/Watch Party
    LINK Contact: David Sheppard, Kingdom Footsteps United Ministries -- Church on the Go, 786-210-6158, info@churchonthego.org

    A Clarion Call to President Trump
    LINK More than 700 advocates sign letter regarding Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

    Ambassador to Israel Nominee is the Right Person for the Job
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- About 70 Christian leaders met on Tuesday with David Friedman, President Donald Trump's nominee as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. "David Friedman is the right person to represent the United States to Israel," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, President of Christians in Defense of Israel, and Founder and President of Covenant Journ Source: Liberty Counsel

    Family Research Council Applauds Pres. Trump's Focus on Religious Freedom in Prayer Breakfast Speech
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, Family Research Council, 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Yesterday morning, President Trump, in his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, said, "I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely without fear and retribution. I will do that. Remember."The remarks follow a news conference held just the day before on Capitol Hi Source: Family Research Council

    Trump Breaks with Democrats on Religion
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org 

    Liberty Counsel Attorney Testifies Against LGBT Law
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberty Counsel's Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs, Roger K. Gannam, will testify at a specially called city council meeting today against a proposed ordinance that would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as protected classes under Jacksonville law. The meeting, called by Council Member Bill Gulliford, will take pl Source: Liberty Counsel

    Gorsuch a Great Pick
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org 

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: Boy Scouts Christian Alternative Sees Uptick after Transgender Decision
    Description: Since the Boy Scouts of America decided to accept transgender youngsters, there appears to be a growing market for a different kind of scouting group.

    LINK

    Title: Churches Respond to Boy Scouts Transgender Policy
    Description: Even with religious exemptions, uncertainty remains about Scouting’s future.

    LINK

    Title: A Prayerful Protest: Protesters Gather outside Planned Parenthood Clinics Nationwide
    Description: Pro-life demonstrators gathered outside of at least 225 Planned Parenthood facilities in 45 states on Feb. 11 to call on lawmakers to strip the abortion giant of its federal funding. LINK

    Title: Georgia Settles with Doctor in Religious Freedom Case
    Description: Eric Walsh sued because the state fired him after asking for copies of his sermons.

    LINK

    Title: Sanctuary Churches Welcome Immigrants, Despite Possible Backlash from Trump Administration
    Description: Churches that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants may have to face federal opposition from the Trump administration.

    LINK

    Title: House of Reps Votes to Allow States to Decide Whether to Fund Planned Parenthood
    Description: The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to allow states to decide whether to fund abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.

    LINK

    Title: Egypt: Christian Schoolteacher Gunned Down by Suspected ISIS Militants
    Description: An Egyptian Coptic Christian was gunned down by suspected ISIS militants as he made his way to the school where he teaches.

    LINK

    Title: Franklin Graham Has Harsh Words for Transgenders, Says ‘Jesus Wasn't Real Loving Sometimes’
    Description: The Rev. Franklin Graham recently drew criticism for calling transgender individuals “weirdos,” as well as for backing President Trump’s tough stance on immigration.

    LINK

    Title: South Dakota and Virginia Declare Porn a Public Health Crisis
    Description: The states of South Dakota and Virginia both recently declared pornography a public health crisis, joining the state of Utah in recognizing the severity of porn’s effect on society.

    LINK

    Title: Washington State Supreme Court Rules against Christian Florist in Gay Marriage Case
    Description: On Thursday, nine judges who serve on the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against florist Barronelle Stutzman.

    LINK

    Title: Many Military Families Face Tough Times and Even Homelessness
    Description: America is facing a crisis of homeless and impoverished veterans, according to CBN News.

    LINK

    Title: Church of England Clergy Hold Chaotic Vote in Gay Marriage Debate
    Description: Church of England clergy were thrown into confusion after a number of clergy members reportedly misunderstood what they were voting on and ended up striking down a report against gay marriage.

    LINK

    Title: New Research: Americans Holding Less Favorable View of Evangelicals
    Description: A Pew Research Center study found that evangelicals are the only religious groupin the United States that Americans have yet to warm up to in the past few years.

    LINK

    Title: Hillsong is Opening a Church in Israel
    Description: Hillsong Church will be opening a new campus in Tel Aviv, Israel, according to an Instagram post from head pastor Brian Houston.

    LINK

    Title: Ashton Kutcher Testifies before Congress about Horrors of Sex-Trafficking
    Description: Actor Ashton Kutcher recently testified before Congress about the horrors of human trafficking and the work he is doing with Thorn, an organization that works to combat child exploitation.

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    kjv@Matthew:13:19 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This understanding is not a matter left to human intelligence, it is plain and evident to persons of all IQ's/literacy/backgrounds. Satan is not omnipresent so he utilizes man's sheep like pack and conforming nature. He will twist and distort ones intentions and honest curiosity, even God's own words to produce doubt and apparent contradiction to foster rejection and rebellion. It is not understood because the heart has fattened and calloused against it. A mans own peers become the fowls of the air as much as any demon.

    kjv@Matthew:13:20-21 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: From whom does the most pressure/persecution come from? Those just described as the wayside. Those here now without root expect peace and pleasantry. If the gospel is obvious to them it should be obvious to others they presume, and yet it is not obvious, ridiculed, divisive, persecuted against, even deadly. The young fledgling becomes disheartened, embarrassed, offended. A process - sunlight that is supposed to bring about growth instead kills off the plant. Though passive from ther out typically by number they are used by the wayside (therefore Satan) to increase the pressure on the remaining believers.

    kjv@Matthew:13:22 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: A believer that overcomes the first two elements must also contend with the cares of this world. It may not matter what others believe or think or behave, the believer is settled and assured in this part of his faith. However, the real issues of life and family and citizen present a constant drain on his time and energies causing anxiety and fatigue and over extension. The productive fruit of his life gets chocked out without him barely realizing it. I speak from experience.

    kjv@Matthew:13:23 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: For the few strong that remain all of this process works to produce fruit in them 30 60 100 fold; supernatural returns. Fruit like this would not be possible if it were not for the entire process the necessitated it and brought it about. We should not consider it odd that these many things go into producing spiritual fruit. It is producers like these that the Lord wants with Him in His Kingdom. These souls are basically the humble and meek He spoke of in the Beatitudes that His light and Spirit have shown through, His redemption has fashioned, branches abiding in His vine, created unto good works; they are the blessed.

    kjv@Matthew:13:23 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The Lord sows a very particular seed expecting later a very particular fruit, a fruit worthy of the kingdom from which it was born, worthy of acceptance into the kingdom to which it is harvested. It is a supernatural fruit that comes forth in supernatural numbers; the fruit itself that bares more of this particular seed. The process it takes to produce from seed to root to a plant to fruit is deliberate and unavoidable as sunshine. Understanding this parable is to understand such spiritual process. Is this the fruit that I am producing?

    kjv@Matthew:13:24-30 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This parable is to be placed beside the parable of the sower for direct comparison, one extends the other. The first is a look at the process of the individual believer and what he must overcome. The second is a picture of the field (world) of all. The enemy has come in and planted a false believer with every appearance of the true believer except in final fruit. To remove the false believer at this time would also uproot the true believer, so the two are left to grow together. Both parables work together to draw a broader and deeper picture. The Disciples will shortly ask Jesus to explain this further.

    kjv@Matthew:13:24-30 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This is not to say that the Devil has created his own humans and planted them amongst God's. This is better explained by whom the God created human becomes moral agent of/to. The Kingdom of Heaven becomes firmly planted into one and the false kingdom of heaven becomes established in the other. The differences nearly indistinguishable until the fruit from each is bore out.

    kjv@Matthew:13:37 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: f[NT-GOSPEL@Son of man] speaks largely of His betrayal cruxifiction and return.

    kjv@Matthew:14:1-12 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This passage almost reads backwards. At some point earlier the disciples of the Baptist told Jesus and His disciples the outcome of John's imprisonment - beheading. The crew is aware of the circumstances therein. What is happening now that Herod Antipas is associating Jesus with as a haunting of John. We do not know how this becomes known (perhaps one of Herod's servants) but, it does.

    kjv@Matthew:16:28 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Could this be referring to John and the visions of the Book of Revelations?

    kjv@Matthew:16:21-28 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The comment about the leaven of the Pharisees is just as much a observation of what is currently transpiring against Him as it is a doctrinal fidelity teaching. Jesus sees what is developing and the rage mounting against Him so He checks to see how far along the Disciples hearts are in the revelation process. They are currently far enough to know that He is Christ but, not so far as to know what Christ must suffer for them in the very near future. Until they grasp this further more complete revelation they will not grasp their own future pathway - the baring of their own cross for Him in His absence up until His return.

    kjv@Matthew:17:1-13 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: We see that the focus of Christ's work with the disciples has sharply turned towards His Cross and is being confirmed from above with the types of signs that the Pharisees had asked for earlier. The disciples believed but, had not asked. The Pharisees did not believe and yet had asked. Which do you think were allowed a sign? Now that they've seen it they are kept from telling anyone of it. Worse than a non-believer not believing and not receiving a demanded sign is a non-believer disbelieving all the more after seeing a believer that has seen the sign by invitation.

    kjv@Matthew:18:1 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The subject 'greatest' is often brought up and is often tied to child like qualities. Not child like as in play, but, child like as in service/respect to others. Perhaps one can be playful and imaginative in service, but, certainly not the other way around serving child play/imagination.

    kjv@Matthew:18:7 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Recently, we have heard of the influences of a faithless wicked generation being at the root of a failed exorcism and now a world from which offenses/entrapments toward humble child like servants must/do come. The forces and momentums Jesus fights against are considerably larger than just you and I. We must also be aware of their effect and influence as well. They exist even amongst our own ranks!

    kjv@Matthew:19:1-12 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: What would Jesus know about marriage fidelity? Funny you should ask. Who is Jesus married to (future tense)? The Church Israel/Gentile. Has She been faithful? Is She unblemished? Has there not been cause for a writ of divorcement? Continuously. Why then has He not? What is it in Her that He sees in Her future and is willing to go to His grave for? What God has joined together... let no man put asunder. The principal is true as a church. It is true as a couple. Is Christ righteous in not serving us His papers? Is He merciful in this? Shouldn't we likewise be?

    kjv@Matthew:21:12 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: There is the physical temple and there is a temple of individual men's hearts. Where a man's heart is there will be his treasure. There are men who treasure making money from the religious needs of many. There are men who treasure peace that do not confront them. There are men who treasure their position in the church that allow for even profit from such allowance. There are men who treasure the way things just the way they are, the way things have long time been. There are those who treasure their own ideals of the temple and not the ill image it projects to those it mistreats. These are the types of men who would be displeased by Jesus' message carried out in the temple for they do not treasure Him. When we look as individuals upon a collective temple such as this we look upon men's collective hearts. The object is not to avoid coming to the collective temple, it is to call upon all men's hearts by a higher calling; to call upon all men to come observe the most holy heart of our Lord and Savior; to meet with Him by His grace then and there. And if need be, shake a few tables of our own.

    kjv@Matthew:21:19 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Additional natural info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_fig

    kjv@Matthew:19:23 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The rich man will not be of the same mindset if he does enter.

    kjv@Psalms:60 @ Psalms:60 @ p[RandyP] comments: By the time of son Solomon's reign, God had used David as an instrument of bringing Israel from the pits of "hard things" to a nation with all enemies subjected to it. It was a time like never before and never again for Israel. David from the start believed in God's promise and God's ability. These neighboring nations were to be overcome by God's hand if only there be a leader such as David faithful and fully expectant. It is a hard lesson to learn when we go about electing our own way and our own man, going about by our own resource as they had done in the reign of Saul. Israel was taught in hardship that it really didn't have it's own resource and had little ability to stand against such hardened external/internal foes. It is also taught by prosperous times that God can bring about a great many essentials outside of their normal resource to surround faithful leaders such as David. Battles begun being won for the cherished nation that by their own strength would have undoubtedly been lost (or not even pursued) largely by the faith and petition of a God fearing/seeking man. God surely teaches by the hard times and by the prosperous times; the message either way is much the same. This lesson unfortunitely would have to be relearned every few short generations.

    RecentComments @ Acts:2:42 @ p[RandyP] comments: Chuck Smith calls this verse the 4 essentials of the church. This must occur to proceed towards the great commission. The teaching of doctrine, the fellowship/oneness/unity of believers, the communion with Christ amongst each other, prayer. The Lord added daily to this essential functioning church.


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