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  6. News From ChristianPost.com 18 January 2017



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    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Islamists have begun new colonization of U.S. LINK

    Description: A scramble to bring in as many Islamic “refugees” – from Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other terrorism hotspots – into the United States as possible has been underway over the past weeks, as President Barack Obama makes plans to leave office and turn in the White House keys to President-elect Donald Trump.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

    Title: Pro-lifer decries group's 'absolutely horrific' name LINK

    Description: A pro-abortion group has taken a twisted view of abortion and women's rights, says a pro-lifer.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

    Title: Israelis anticipate Trump's push for '1-state solution' LINK

    Description: After President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, conservatives in Israel are counting on the new commander-in-chief to bring about a “one-state-solution” in their conflict with the Palestinians.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

    Title: Pastor denounces 'prayers' for Planned Parenthood LINK

    Description: A black pastor is calling out other pastors for aligning with abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: More 'nones' creates less-kind America LINK

    Description: Eight years after President Barack Obama promised to bring hope and change to America, there is lots of change but hope seems to be waning. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Are unions still relevant in RTW states? LINK

    Description: The group that hired an ex-British spy to create the debunked dossier about President-elect Donald Trump – published by Buzzfeed – is reportedly the same firm that claimed Planned Parenthood executives were framed by pro-life investigators who they said “manipulated” the videos recording the execs talking about the sale of aborted baby body parts.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Obama pledges another $500M to Palestinians LINK

    Description: Outgoing President Obama is honoring his longstanding yearly pledge to give another $500 million to the Palestinian government – a regime that has vowed to bring about Israel’s ultimate destruction.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Will there be 'swamp draining' at the VA? LINK

    Description: A national defense analyst says he's taking a wait-and-see approach with Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Pro-abortion ordinance confuses even the police LINK

    Description: A Tennessee lawmaker says he's angering atheists with his bill proposal that's now before the General Assembly.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Fontova: Obama tossed Cubans overboard LINK

    Description: It's no surprise: millennials ARE worse off than baby boomers.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: King aims to protect preborn babies closer to conception LINK

    Description: "No more excuses" -- that's the opinion of one taxpayer advocate in the wake of reports about the American government's spending.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    Title: Christians, feminists fight Obama's bathroom mandate LINK

    Description: An unlikely pair of groups – a conservative pro-family Christian alliance and a progressive feminist organization – are joining forces to fight against President Barack Obama’s controversial bathroom mandate that ordered schools last year to permit all students identifying as “transgenders” to use whichever restroom they choose.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    Title: Ben Stein: Hollywood 'bullies' silencing political debate LINK

    Description: With actors continued bashing of President-elect Donald Trump ever since he defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November’s presidential election, actor and economist Ben Stein blasted most of Hollywood as being a “bunch of thuggish bullies” who try to silence those with opposing political views.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    Title: 'Striking' rhetoric on display LINK

    Description: A scramble to bring in as many Islamic “refugees” – from Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other terrorism hotspots – into the United States as possible has been underway over the past weeks, as President Barack Obama makes plans to leave office and turn in the White House keys to President-elect Donald Trump.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

    Title: Pro-lifer decries group's 'absolutely horrific' name LINK

    Description: A pro-abortion group has taken a twisted view of abortion and women's rights, says a pro-lifer.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

    Title: Israelis anticipate Trump's push for '1-state solution' LINK

    Description: After President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, conservatives in Israel are counting on the new commander-in-chief to bring about a “one-state-solution” in their conflict with the Palestinians.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

    Title: Pastor denounces 'prayers' for Planned Parenthood LINK

    Description: A black pastor is calling out other pastors for aligning with abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: More 'nones' creates less-kind America LINK

    Description: Eight years after President Barack Obama promised to bring hope and change to America, there is lots of change but hope seems to be waning. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Are unions still relevant in RTW states? LINK

    Description: The group that hired an ex-British spy to create the debunked dossier about President-elect Donald Trump – published by Buzzfeed – is reportedly the same firm that claimed Planned Parenthood executives were framed by pro-life investigators who they said “manipulated” the videos recording the execs talking about the sale of aborted baby body parts.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Obama pledges another $500M to Palestinians LINK

    Description: Outgoing President Obama is honoring his longstanding yearly pledge to give another $500 million to the Palestinian government – a regime that has vowed to bring about Israel’s ultimate destruction.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Will there be 'swamp draining' at the VA? LINK

    Description: A national defense analyst says he's taking a wait-and-see approach with Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Pro-abortion ordinance confuses even the police LINK

    Description: A Tennessee lawmaker says he's angering atheists with his bill proposal that's now before the General Assembly.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Fontova: Obama tossed Cubans overboard LINK

    Description: It's no surprise: millennials ARE worse off than baby boomers.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: King aims to protect preborn babies closer to conception LINK

    Description: "No more excuses" -- that's the opinion of one taxpayer advocate in the wake of reports about the American government's spending.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    Title: Christians, feminists fight Obama's bathroom mandate LINK

    Description: An unlikely pair of groups – a conservative pro-family Christian alliance and a progressive feminist organization – are joining forces to fight against President Barack Obama’s controversial bathroom mandate that ordered schools last year to permit all students identifying as “transgenders” to use whichever restroom they choose.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    Title: Ben Stein: Hollywood 'bullies' silencing political debate LINK

    Description: With actors continued bashing of President-elect Donald Trump ever since he defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November’s presidential election, actor and economist Ben Stein blasted most of Hollywood as being a “bunch of thuggish bullies” who try to silence those with opposing political views.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    Title: 'Striking' rhetoric on display LINK

    Description: A scramble to bring in as many Islamic “refugees” – from Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other terrorism hotspots – into the United States as possible has been underway over the past weeks, as President Barack Obama makes plans to leave office and turn in the White House keys to President-elect Donald Trump.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

    Title: Pro-lifer decries group's 'absolutely horrific' name LINK

    Description: A pro-abortion group has taken a twisted view of abortion and women's rights, says a pro-lifer.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

    Title: Israelis anticipate Trump's push for '1-state solution' LINK

    Description: After President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, conservatives in Israel are counting on the new commander-in-chief to bring about a “one-state-solution” in their conflict with the Palestinians.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

    Title: Pastor denounces 'prayers' for Planned Parenthood LINK

    Description: A black pastor is calling out other pastors for aligning with abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: More 'nones' creates less-kind America LINK

    Description: Eight years after President Barack Obama promised to bring hope and change to America, there is lots of change but hope seems to be waning. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Are unions still relevant in RTW states? LINK

    Description: The group that hired an ex-British spy to create the debunked dossier about President-elect Donald Trump – published by Buzzfeed – is reportedly the same firm that claimed Planned Parenthood executives were framed by pro-life investigators who they said “manipulated” the videos recording the execs talking about the sale of aborted baby body parts.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Obama pledges another $500M to Palestinians LINK

    Description: Outgoing President Obama is honoring his longstanding yearly pledge to give another $500 million to the Palestinian government – a regime that has vowed to bring about Israel’s ultimate destruction.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Will there be 'swamp draining' at the VA? LINK

    Description: A national defense analyst says he's taking a wait-and-see approach with Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Pro-abortion ordinance confuses even the police LINK

    Description: A Tennessee lawmaker says he's angering atheists with his bill proposal that's now before the General Assembly.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: Fontova: Obama tossed Cubans overboard LINK

    Description: It's no surprise: millennials ARE worse off than baby boomers.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017

    Title: King aims to protect preborn babies closer to conception LINK

    Description: "No more excuses" -- that's the opinion of one taxpayer advocate in the wake of reports about the American government's spending.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    Title: Christians, feminists fight Obama's bathroom mandate LINK

    Description: An unlikely pair of groups – a conservative pro-family Christian alliance and a progressive feminist organization – are joining forces to fight against President Barack Obama’s controversial bathroom mandate that ordered schools last year to permit all students identifying as “transgenders” to use whichever restroom they choose.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    Title: Ben Stein: Hollywood 'bullies' silencing political debate LINK

    Description: With actors continued bashing of President-elect Donald Trump ever since he defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November’s presidential election, actor and economist Ben Stein blasted most of Hollywood as being a “bunch of thuggish bullies” who try to silence those with opposing political views.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    Title: 'Striking' rhetoric on display LINK

    Description: According to one pro-Israel organization, there has been an increase in anti-Semitic activity on college campuses.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2017

    News from Christian News Wire 18 January 2017



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

    Tortured Human Rights Lawyer Believes He May Die
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 888-889-7757, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org TIANJIN, China, Jan. 13, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Traumatized by more than a year of torture, a prominent Christian human rights lawyer in China's Tianjin municipality fears he might die of medical conditions. Li Chunfu (pictured), a rights attorney, was released on bail yesterday, emaciated and aged. When his spouse noticed he was fearful of entering his own apartment,&n Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    United Nations Security Council Presents Obama One Last Opportunity to Stab Israel in the Back
    LINK Contact: Destiny Edwards or Jessica Cahill, 202-225-4576WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- As Congressman Franks and many of his Republican colleagues correctly predicted at a press conference on November 30, 2016, President Obama took advantage of his lame-duck presidency by allowing an anti-Israel vote at the United Nations to pass without vetoing the measure. The President's refusal to veto the measure broke decades of U.S. foreign policy precedent, with the United S Source: Congressman Trent Franks

    Gay Teacher Sues Catholic School
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Meet HBO's 'The Young Pope'
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Christian Vindicated -- Ninth Circuit Finds Arrest Unlawful by CHP Officer
    LINK Contact: Lori Sanada, Advocates for Faith & Freedom, 951-304-7583PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today, three federal appellate judges in the Ninth Circuit issued a final ruling in favor of a Christian man, Mark Mackey, who was arrested for reading the Bible aloud in front of the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Hemet, CA in 2011.The CHP Officer, Darren Meyers, erroneously cited Mr. Mackey for violating a state law that forbids the interference with an Source: Advocates for Faith & Freedom

    Authorities Arrest Highest-profile Pastor Since Cultural Revolution
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 888-889-7757, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org HANGZHOU, Zhejiang, China, Jan. 11, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- In the most high-profile religious persecution case since the Cultural Revolution, the former pastor of China's largest state-run megachurch was formally arrested on Saturday by a local public security bureau in China's coastal Zhejiang province.

    Trump's Education Pick Under Fire
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Pro-Family Public Advocate Group States -- 'William Pryor is Wrong Choice for U.S. Supreme Court Justice'
    LINK Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate, 703-845-1808, eugenedelgaudio@rcn.com; twitter: @eugenedelgaudio, @publicfreedom FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate is sending a message to his supporters nationwide Monday, January 9, that states in part:

    Prominent Pastor in China Sentenced to Two-and-a-Half Years After a Year in Detention
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 888-889-7757, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org

    SCOTUS Petitioned to Preserve Religious Counseling Rights
    LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, 949-422-0395WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pacific Justice Institute filed a petition earlier this week with the United States Supreme Court to continue the fight to protect free speech for licensed counselors.   The Writ of Certiorari filed with the Supreme Court is the next step to furthering the battle to protect freedom of religion and freedom of speech for individuals both giving and receiving counseling.  "If the Supreme Source: Pacific Justice Institute

    New Year Brings New Freedom for Religious Group Banned from Senior Community During Christmas
    LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 949-422-0395BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- A group of senior citizens are relieved but remain wary after their homeowners association (HOA) reversed course and lifted a ban on their meetings.   The groups, consisting of a Sunday worship service and three weekly Bible studies, had been meeting for a few years at the clubhouse of Solera at Kern Canyon, a senior community in Bakersfield.  Numerous ot Source: Pacific Justice Institute

    'William Pryor is Bad Candidate for U.S. Supreme Court' Says Pro-family Public Advocate Group
    LINK Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate, 703-845-1808, eugenedelgaudio@rcn.com; twitter: @eugenedelgaudio, @publicfreedom FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 4, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate is sending a message to his supporters nationwide Wednesday, January 4, that states in part:

    Obama Suffers Transgender Loss
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Kidnapped Activist's Whereabouts Still Unknown as Officials Deny Lawyer Meeting
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 888-889-7757, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org

    Obama-Kerry Betray Israel and American Values
    LINK Palestinian Authority and Hamas Government Refuse to Acknowledge Israel's Right to Exist

    Court Rules Public School Can Force Pro-Life Teacher to Facilitate Planned Parenthood
    LINK Portland, Oregon: Portland teacher and well-known pro-life activist Bill Diss has received a ruling in his religious discrimination case against Portland Public Schools. Disappointingly, the court granted the Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment in its entirety, stating that there were no legally significant facts in dispute for the case to go before a jury.

    Zhang Kai Back in Police Custody
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 888-889-7757, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org

    Trump Must Lock in Religious Exemptions
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    First Liberty Institute Appeals Historic Military Religious Freedom Case to the Supreme Court
    LINK Contact: Chris Scalia, First Liberty Institute, 608-354-3195 cell, 703-683-5004 ext 103, cscalia@crcpublicrelations.com WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- First Liberty Institute and nationally renowned litigator Paul Clement announce they have filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court, asking the Supreme Court to accept the case of Sterling v. United States. The case centers around the question of how the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) appli Source: First Liberty Institute

    Report on Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat e Islami Released
    LINK Contact: Laura Berlingozzi, ArcHumanKind, +32 2 808 4208, info@archumankind.com 

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: 108-Year-Old Woman is Able to Keep Home, Thanks to $56,000 Raised by Strangers
    Description: A 108-year-old woman will be able to remain in her home after receiving $56,000 in a GoFundMe campaign.

    LINK

    Title: Jessa Duggar Seewald Donates Baby Shower Gifts to Pro-Life Pregnancy Center
    Description: Jessa and the 130 baby shower attendees put together gift packages for women at the Loving Choices Pregnancy Center. They also included Bibles in the gift packages.

    LINK

    Title: Syrians Converting to Christianity Despite Persecution
    Description: Syria is a war-torn, tumultuous place where Christians face intense persecution. Despite these conditions, many Syrians are coming to Christ.

    LINK

    Title: Chaplains Told to Choose Army over God
    Description: This policy that chaplains are not free to discuss their religious views, and particularly those relating to the LGBT community has some Christians concerned. LINK

    Title: Top Divinity Schools Tell Professors to Refer to God with Gender-Neutral Language
    Description: Two prominent divinity schools have instructed their professors to use gender-neutral language when referring to God.

    LINK

    Title: Muslim Group Says Franklin Graham Shouldn’t Speak at Inauguration
    Description: A prominent Muslim group has taken issue with the Rev. Franklin Graham’s part in President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this Friday (Jan. 20).

    LINK

    Title: Actor Andrew Garfield Discovers Deep Love of Jesus through New Film 'Silence'
    Description: The actor Andrew Garfield recently appeared as a guest on Stephen Colbert’s "The Late Show” where he discussed his new movie “Silence” and how it sent him on his own faith journey.

    LINK

    Title: Women’s March on Washington Removes Pro-Life Group from List of Sponsors
    Description: Pro-life women will be welcome at the event, but organizers removed one pro-life group after backlash over the weekend.

    LINK

    Title: Religious Liberty Group Taps Homeschool Advocate as CEO
    Description: Michael Farris, founder of Patrick Henry College, to lead Alliance Defending Freedom.

    LINK

    Title: Terror Group Releases Video of Kidnapped Missionary
    Description: Swiss national Beatrice Stockly was taken a year ago.

    LINK

    Title: University Settles with Christian Counseling Student
    Description: Missouri school expelled Andrew Cash for his religious beliefs about sexuality.

    LINK

    Title: Kentucky Adopts 20-Week Abortion Ban, Ultrasound Bill
    Description: Pro-life measures gain overwhelming approval in Republican-controlled legislature.

    LINK

    Title: StemExpress Drops Effort to Quash Planned Parenthood Video
    Description: The Center for Medical Progress still faces other legal hurdles.

    LINK

    Title: Megachurch Pastor Eddie Long Dies
    Description: Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15 after battling cancer.

    LINK

    Title: 'American Ninja Warrior' Contestant Inspired by Bible Verse to Save Stranger’s Life
    Description: A former contestant on the TV show “American Ninja Warrior” who works as a pest exterminator, saved a stranger’s life by stopping to help him on the road.

  7. Last 20 Bible Comments (Experimental)
  8. 20 Last Bible Discussion Entries:

    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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