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  6. News From ChristianPost.com 13 November 2018



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    News from One News Now:


    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Univ. sued after disciplining prof for using 'wrong' transgender pronoun LINK

    Description: After Shawnee State University disciplined an evangelical professor for declining to use a male transgender student’s preferred feminine pronoun, the devout Christian is suing school officials for pressuring him to act contrary to his religious beliefs.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018

    Title: SBA List thankful for conscience-friendly policy now in place LINK

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    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018

    Title: Attorney: Advocates of identity politics would struggle with Brown for AG LINK

    Description: A federal appeals court is mulling over its decision involving a Minnesota mother that could have big implications for parental rights.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: President poised to shine 'sunlight' on criminal activity LINK

    Description: After Shawnee State University disciplined an evangelical professor for declining to use a male transgender student’s preferred feminine pronoun, the devout Christian is suing school officials for pressuring him to act contrary to his religious beliefs.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018

    Title: SBA List thankful for conscience-friendly policy now in place LINK

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    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018

    Title: Attorney: Advocates of identity politics would struggle with Brown for AG LINK

    Description: A federal appeals court is mulling over its decision involving a Minnesota mother that could have big implications for parental rights.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: President poised to shine 'sunlight' on criminal activity LINK

    Description: After Shawnee State University disciplined an evangelical professor for declining to use a male transgender student’s preferred feminine pronoun, the devout Christian is suing school officials for pressuring him to act contrary to his religious beliefs.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018

    Title: SBA List thankful for conscience-friendly policy now in place LINK

    Description:


    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018

    Title: Attorney: Advocates of identity politics would struggle with Brown for AG LINK

    Description: A federal appeals court is mulling over its decision involving a Minnesota mother that could have big implications for parental rights.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: President poised to shine 'sunlight' on criminal activity LINK

    Description: A constitutional attorney agrees with Republican lawmakers who are urging President Trump to declassify documents related to the Robert Mueller "Russia collusion" investigation.  

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: Church sign deters Christians from voting for Dems, polling license revoked LINK

    Description: A county elections official revoked a Florida church’s polling license to hold future elections at its location over a sign its pastor posted on the property meant to dissuade Christians from voting for Democrats.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: Operation Christian Child replies to anti-Muslim charge LINK

    Description: After being criticized for its Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift project being an “anti-Muslim proselytizing” and “anti-gay” ministry, Samaritan’s Purse offered a gracious, yet candid and unapologetic response.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: Oregon Right to Life: Our goal is to save lives LINK

    Description: After putting on the pressure, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – which was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding Islamic terrorism in a lawsuit – persuaded a Texas library to remove a graphic novel that portrays super heroes fighting the al-Qaida Islamic terrorist group.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018

    Title: Fla. counties snub ruling on votes, let illegals, felons vote LINK

    Description: Florida’s two most liberal counties – Broward and Palm Beach – continued to tally votes and ignore a court ruling on a deadline for vote counts, while both counties’ elections supervisors are under fire for destroying ballots, allowing felons and illegal aliens to vote and threatening reporters getting too close to fraudulent ballots.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018

    Title: Scared of Muslim backlash, UK denies Asia Bibi asylum LINK

    Description: Government officials in the United Kingdom have cowered before the nation’s Muslim community and Islamic terrorist groups by refusing to grant asylum to Asia Bibi – the Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan last week who still lives under death threats from Islamic leaders who persuaded Pakistani officials to keep her in her native country.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018

    Title: Leftists accuse 'white women' of losing midterms for Dems LINK

    Description: Highly recognized leftists across America are blaming “white women” for Democratic candidates losing major midterm races in red states.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018

    Title: Methodical march to overturn 'Roe' continues LINK

    Description: The pro-life movement continues a slow movement towards overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Voters in Alabama and West Virginia made their voices heard on the matter on Tuesday.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018
     

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: Church sign deters Christians from voting for Dems, polling license revoked LINK

    Description: A county elections official revoked a Florida church’s polling license to hold future elections at its location over a sign its pastor posted on the property meant to dissuade Christians from voting for Democrats.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: Operation Christian Child replies to anti-Muslim charge LINK

    Description: After being criticized for its Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift project being an “anti-Muslim proselytizing” and “anti-gay” ministry, Samaritan’s Purse offered a gracious, yet candid and unapologetic response.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: Oregon Right to Life: Our goal is to save lives LINK

    Description: After putting on the pressure, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – which was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding Islamic terrorism in a lawsuit – persuaded a Texas library to remove a graphic novel that portrays super heroes fighting the al-Qaida Islamic terrorist group.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018

    Title: Fla. counties snub ruling on votes, let illegals, felons vote LINK

    Description: Florida’s two most liberal counties – Broward and Palm Beach – continued to tally votes and ignore a court ruling on a deadline for vote counts, while both counties’ elections supervisors are under fire for destroying ballots, allowing felons and illegal aliens to vote and threatening reporters getting too close to fraudulent ballots.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018

    Title: Scared of Muslim backlash, UK denies Asia Bibi asylum LINK

    Description: Government officials in the United Kingdom have cowered before the nation’s Muslim community and Islamic terrorist groups by refusing to grant asylum to Asia Bibi – the Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan last week who still lives under death threats from Islamic leaders who persuaded Pakistani officials to keep her in her native country.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018

    Title: Leftists accuse 'white women' of losing midterms for Dems LINK

    Description: Highly recognized leftists across America are blaming “white women” for Democratic candidates losing major midterm races in red states.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018

    Title: Methodical march to overturn 'Roe' continues LINK

    Description: The pro-life movement continues a slow movement towards overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Voters in Alabama and West Virginia made their voices heard on the matter on Tuesday.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018
     

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: Church sign deters Christians from voting for Dems, polling license revoked LINK

    Description: A county elections official revoked a Florida church’s polling license to hold future elections at its location over a sign its pastor posted on the property meant to dissuade Christians from voting for Democrats.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: Operation Christian Child replies to anti-Muslim charge LINK

    Description: After being criticized for its Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift project being an “anti-Muslim proselytizing” and “anti-gay” ministry, Samaritan’s Purse offered a gracious, yet candid and unapologetic response.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018

    Title: Oregon Right to Life: Our goal is to save lives LINK

    Description: After putting on the pressure, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – which was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding Islamic terrorism in a lawsuit – persuaded a Texas library to remove a graphic novel that portrays super heroes fighting the al-Qaida Islamic terrorist group.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018

    Title: Fla. counties snub ruling on votes, let illegals, felons vote LINK

    Description: Florida’s two most liberal counties – Broward and Palm Beach – continued to tally votes and ignore a court ruling on a deadline for vote counts, while both counties’ elections supervisors are under fire for destroying ballots, allowing felons and illegal aliens to vote and threatening reporters getting too close to fraudulent ballots.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018

    Title: Scared of Muslim backlash, UK denies Asia Bibi asylum LINK

    Description: Government officials in the United Kingdom have cowered before the nation’s Muslim community and Islamic terrorist groups by refusing to grant asylum to Asia Bibi – the Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan last week who still lives under death threats from Islamic leaders who persuaded Pakistani officials to keep her in her native country.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018

    Title: Leftists accuse 'white women' of losing midterms for Dems LINK

    Description: Highly recognized leftists across America are blaming “white women” for Democratic candidates losing major midterm races in red states.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018

    Title: Methodical march to overturn 'Roe' continues LINK

    Description: The pro-life movement continues a slow movement towards overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Voters in Alabama and West Virginia made their voices heard on the matter on Tuesday.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018

    News from Christian News Wire 13 November 2018



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

    Pastor-Mayor Comforts Thousand Oaks Community
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org  VENTURA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pastor Rob McCoy, who is also a member of the city council and acting mayor in Thousand Oaks, California, has been ministering to hurting people in that community after this week's tragic shooting. McCoy is the pastor of Godspeak Calvary Chapel Church and also the chaplain of the local rescue unit. Ironically, despite the good work of the church, a lawsuit fil Source: Liberty Counsel

    California Professor Vindicated After Termination for 'Dangerous' Conservative Views
    LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, 916-616-4126 (Spanish: 206-257-3239) RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- After days of intense arbitration, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) secured a legal victory this past month for a sociology professor fired for his discussions of conservative world-views in his college classroom. PJI represented Professor Eric Thompson and battled in depositions, administrative hearings, and a multi-day arbitration conducted like a trial. The arbitrator Source: Pacific Justice Institute

    Values Voters Help President Trump Defy History in Expanding Pro-Life Majority in the U.S. Senate Says Family Research Council Action
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy, Family Research Council Action, 866-FRC-NEWSWASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Leading up to Election Day, Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), organized a fleet of four Values Buses that made scores of stops in a dozen battleground states and organized the distribution of nearly 2 million voter guides targeting supporters, churches, activist groups, and state/local organizations.  FRC also held 140 pastor events in 19 states. FRC Action teams Source: Family Research Council

    Nancy Pelosi Promises Radical LGBTQ 'Equality Act' if Democrats Win House, While GOP Candidates Self-Censor on Homosexual Agenda
    LINK Contact: Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth, 312-324-3787, americansfortruth@gmail.com CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The most dangerous legislation ever to come out of the revolutionary "gay" activist movement the federal "Equality Act," which proposes adding "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as protected classes in the Civil Rights code hangs in the balance as Americans go to the polls today. Rep. Source: Americans for Truth

    No Nudity, No Profanity, No Gore, Yet Christian Movie Gets R Rating from MPAA
    LINK Contact: J. P. Johnston,

    Crowdfunding the Persecuted Church
    LINK Contact: Robert Dobyns, 936-443-5020

    Behind '60 Minutes' Show on Bishop Malone
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    E.W. Jackson, Former Candidate for US Senate, Releases New Video Urging Black Christian Voters Nationwide to Vote Republican
    LINK Contact: Vanity Jackson, 757-375-6444, Vanity@ewjackson.comNORFOLK, Va., Nov. 1, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- In 2011, E.W. Jackson released a viral video titled "Exodus Now," which called upon black voters to exit the Democrat Party. Today, he has launched another video with the same emphasis. Says the Bishop, "We call on black Christians to stop allowing liberals to ride their backs into office."In the earlier video, Bishop Jackson urged Americans of African descent no Source: S.T.A.N.D

    IRD Rejoices Over Asia Bibi Acquittal, Concerned for Pakistani Christians
    LINK Contact: Chelsen Vicari, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 540-239-2170 cell, cvicari@TheIRD.org

    Pakistani Christians Call for Prayer, Christian Service in Midst of Violence After Asia Bibi Acquittal
    LINK 'As a Praying People, Let Us Trust God,' Say Christians Bracing for Violence in 5th-Most Dangerous Country

    Viguerie Launches 'Campaign to Brand Democrats re: anti-Catholic'
    LINK Contact: Richard Viguerie, 703-392-7676

    In the Wake of Pittsburgh Tragedy, PJTN Leader Calls for Prayer and Public Denouncement of Replacement Theology as a Growing Fuel of Anti-Semitism in America
    LINK Contact: Jackie Monaghan, PJTN Communications Director, 615-646-5990, morningstarpr@comcast.net

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Ministering to Hurting Community
    LINK Contact: Lisa Moseley, 704-401-2116, lmoseley@bgea.org

    Family Research Council Calls for National Day of Prayer and Reconciliation
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy, Family Research Council, 866-FRC-NEWS, 866-372-6397

    Congressional Prayer Conference of Washington DC Calls for Cooperation with All Worldwide Prayer Partners to a Special Repentance Prayer for America
    LINK Contact: Pastor Wiley Drake, 714-865-8132

    New Book Provides Biblical and Constitutional Defense Against the Persecution of Christians Who do not Support Homosexuality
    LINK Contact: Elreta Dodds, author/publisher, Press Toward The Mark Publications, 313-300-0809 (direct), 313-527-0068 (business), elretadodds@yahoo.com, www.presstowardthemark.com

    Kennesaw State University Removes Restrictive 'Speech Zones' for Pro-Life Student Group
    LINK Contact: Alliance Defending Freedom Media Relations, 480-4440020

    Producers Announce Early 2019 Release of 'THE LEAST OF THESE' in Honor of 20th Anniversary of Incredible True Story
    LINK Movie Portraying Life of Australian Missionary Graham Staines Stars Stephen Baldwin, Shari Rigby, and Sharman Joshi

    New Book Provides Biblical and Constitutional Defense Against America's Persecution of Christians Who Do Not Support Homosexuality
    LINK Contact: Elreta Dodds, author/publisher, Press Toward The Mark Publications, 313-300-0809 (direct), 313-527-0068 (business), elretadodds@yahoo.com, www.presstowardthemark.com

    Authentically American's Veteran Founder Responds to Flag Kneeling Controversy with Personal Examples
    LINK Contact: Don Beehler, 615-566-0776, don@abcdcommunications.com

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: Fantastic Beasts 2 Will Have 2 Gay Characters, ‘Sensual’ Scenes, Director Says
    Description: The director of Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald says two characters in the upcoming film are gay and in love, although they aren’t open about it.

    LINK

    Title: Mom Whose Son was Killed in California Mass Shooting Says, 'I Hope to God Nobody Sends Me Anymore Prayers'
    Description: The tragic shooting on Wednesday in Thousand Oaks, California, took the lives of 12 unsuspecting people. One of the victims was 27-year-old Telemachus Orfanos, a survivor of last year’s Las Vegas shooting.

    LINK

    Title: Film Celebrating Bible’s Role in WWI Is Too Religious for British Theater Chain
    Description: A British theater chain has rejected a three-minute World War I tribute with a Bible theme, deeming it too religious for the moviegoing public.

    LINK

    Title: Rick Warren Rushed to the Hospital for Emergency Surgery
    Description: Rick Warren, pastor at the 22,000-member Saddleback Church in southern California, was hospitalized late last week. News of his situation became public when a conference where his wife, Kay, was scheduled to speak shared an update about her cancellation on Facebook.

    LINK

    Title: Trump Moves to Limit Asylum Seekers Who are in the U.S. Illegally
    Description: President Trump signed a proclamation Friday aimed at preventing migrants from seeking asylum if they enter the country illegally. The move comes as a caravan of migrants from Central America moves through Mexico.

    LINK

    Title: Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik Tells Parents Not to Use the Bible to Condone Spanking
    Description: “The Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik says her children can drive her “mad,” but she doesn’t spank them.

    LINK

    Title: Chip and Joanna Gaines Unexpectedly Announce Their Return to Television
    Description: After announcing the end of their hit show Fixer Upper only a year ago, Chip and Joanna Gaines confirmed on Friday, that they are coming back to television.

    LINK

    Title: Congressman-Elect Dan Crenshaw Roasts Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live
    Description: After Saturday Night Live Comedian Pete Davidson cracked a controversial joke about Former Navy Seal and newly elected Republican Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw last week, the war veteran appeared on SNL to make amends with Davidson.

    LINK

    Title: California Wildfires Claim the Lives of 31, Leave 200 Missing
    Description: Six wildfires are currently blazing through California leaving at least 31 people dead and hundreds missing.

    LINK

    Title: California Professor Fired for Conservative Marriage Views is Vindicated
    Description: After a legal battle lasting nearly two years, a conservative college professor reprimanded by his school for having “dangerous” views on marriage has won the fight.

    LINK

    Title: God Sent Donald Trump to Prepare the Church for the End Times, Jim Bakker Says
    Description: Christian End Times prepper Jim Bakker said that God told him He put Donald Trump on this earth to give the church time to prepare for the impending end.

    LINK

    Title: 'Jesus Didn't Make Fun of People': NCIS Star Pauley Perrette Says Trump is Opposite of Jesus
    Description: Former "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette took to Twitter on Monday to encourage Christians to vote against the Republican party saying, President Donald Trump is the "opposite of Jesus" and she would not be supporting him or “his pals.”

    LINK

    Title: Humanists in the UK Attack Operation Christmas Child
    Description: A group of humanists in the United Kingdom is asking people and organizations to stop supporting Operation Christmas Child and give to other non-profits instead.

    LINK

    Title: Trump HHS Issues Rule Ending Obama-Era Abortion Pill Mandate
    Description: The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule this week that gives protections to companies and organizations who object to providing abortion-inducing drugs to their employees as part of their health care plans.

    LINK

    Title: Scotland Becomes First Country to Include Education on LGBT Issues in All Schools
    Description: In what officials are heralding as a “world first, Scotland will require schools to “embed” teaching LGBT rights into their curriculum in a move they believe will tackle “homophobia and discrimination.”

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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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