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  6. News From ChristianPost.com 18 June 2018



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    News from One News Now:


    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Canada rulings keep Christian law school from accreditation LINK

    Description: After a pair of 7–2 rulings on Friday by the Supreme Court of Canada, the law societies of Ontario and British Columbia are now permitted to deny Trinity Western University]s (TWU) proposed law school accreditation because of its Christian standards of morality outlined in its community covenant.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 17 Jun 2018

    Title: 'Super Drags' and 'Drag Tots!' cartoons wooing kids LINK

    Description: Adding more controversial programming to its lineup this year, Netflix – along with another network – has announced plans to air a new animated series about cross-dressing drag queens to introduce, desensitize or incite children to the homosexual lifestyle.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 17 Jun 2018

    Title: Israel foiled 250 terror attacks already this year LINK

    Description: Israel’s security agency Shin Bet announced Wednesday that it has thwarted 250 “significant terror attacks” against the Jewish State since January – attributing its success mainly to high-tech surveillance and tracking tools.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 17 Jun 2018

    Title: Poll: PC policies 'gone too far,' picking off NFL fans LINK

    Description: A nationwide poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the political correctness in the United States has “gone too far,” and the National Football League’s PC policies are credited with sacking its fan base.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 16 Jun 2018

    Title: PJI sues school that sided with transgender LINK

    Description: It's one of the oldest arguments against reforming Social Security program – don't touch my money! - but an expert on the issue says that's a deceptive belief.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: 1 yr. after being shot, Scalise back on the diamond LINK

    Description: Even though the Obama administration is history, its "progressive" influence remains in the undrained swamp of Washington, D.C.  

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: 'Never-Trump' incumbent pays a primary price – duh! LINK

    Description: A Trump-bashing Republican incumbent lost in a key South Carolina congressional primary this week – and a conservative political pundit says that shouldn't be a surprise.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: UN backs Hamas, condemns Israel's border defense LINK

    Description: The United Nations embraced the terrorist group Hamas and its pro-Palestinian “victimization” narrative by condemning Israel for using “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force to protect its Gaza border against Palestinian rioters – most of whom were identified as Islamic terrorists.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: Judge ends Obama birth control mandate at 2 Christian colleges LINK

    Description: After seven years, a federal district court judge in Iowa has permanently stopped the enforcement of Former President Barack Obama’s birth control mandate at two Christian colleges – so that both are no longer forced to provide health insurance coverage for contraception and abortion-inducing drugs.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: Objective: Initiate healing for post-abortive men LINK

    Description: A project of Save the Storks is demonstrating another side of the abortion story that is often not told and emphasizes a need for healing.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: Differing takes on the AT&T-Time Warner merger LINK

    Description: After a pair of 7–2 rulings on Friday by the Supreme Court of Canada, the law societies of Ontario and British Columbia are now permitted to deny Trinity Western University]s (TWU) proposed law school accreditation because of its Christian standards of morality outlined in its community covenant.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 17 Jun 2018

    Title: 'Super Drags' and 'Drag Tots!' cartoons wooing kids LINK

    Description: Adding more controversial programming to its lineup this year, Netflix – along with another network – has announced plans to air a new animated series about cross-dressing drag queens to introduce, desensitize or incite children to the homosexual lifestyle.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 17 Jun 2018

    Title: Israel foiled 250 terror attacks already this year LINK

    Description: Israel’s security agency Shin Bet announced Wednesday that it has thwarted 250 “significant terror attacks” against the Jewish State since January – attributing its success mainly to high-tech surveillance and tracking tools.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 17 Jun 2018

    Title: Poll: PC policies 'gone too far,' picking off NFL fans LINK

    Description: A nationwide poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the political correctness in the United States has “gone too far,” and the National Football League’s PC policies are credited with sacking its fan base.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 16 Jun 2018

    Title: PJI sues school that sided with transgender LINK

    Description: It's one of the oldest arguments against reforming Social Security program – don't touch my money! - but an expert on the issue says that's a deceptive belief.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: 1 yr. after being shot, Scalise back on the diamond LINK

    Description: Even though the Obama administration is history, its "progressive" influence remains in the undrained swamp of Washington, D.C.  

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: 'Never-Trump' incumbent pays a primary price – duh! LINK

    Description: A Trump-bashing Republican incumbent lost in a key South Carolina congressional primary this week – and a conservative political pundit says that shouldn't be a surprise.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: UN backs Hamas, condemns Israel's border defense LINK

    Description: The United Nations embraced the terrorist group Hamas and its pro-Palestinian “victimization” narrative by condemning Israel for using “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force to protect its Gaza border against Palestinian rioters – most of whom were identified as Islamic terrorists.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: Judge ends Obama birth control mandate at 2 Christian colleges LINK

    Description: After seven years, a federal district court judge in Iowa has permanently stopped the enforcement of Former President Barack Obama’s birth control mandate at two Christian colleges – so that both are no longer forced to provide health insurance coverage for contraception and abortion-inducing drugs.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: Objective: Initiate healing for post-abortive men LINK

    Description: A project of Save the Storks is demonstrating another side of the abortion story that is often not told and emphasizes a need for healing.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: Differing takes on the AT&T-Time Warner merger LINK

    Description: After a pair of 7–2 rulings on Friday by the Supreme Court of Canada, the law societies of Ontario and British Columbia are now permitted to deny Trinity Western University]s (TWU) proposed law school accreditation because of its Christian standards of morality outlined in its community covenant.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 17 Jun 2018

    Title: 'Super Drags' and 'Drag Tots!' cartoons wooing kids LINK

    Description: Adding more controversial programming to its lineup this year, Netflix – along with another network – has announced plans to air a new animated series about cross-dressing drag queens to introduce, desensitize or incite children to the homosexual lifestyle.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 17 Jun 2018

    Title: Israel foiled 250 terror attacks already this year LINK

    Description: Israel’s security agency Shin Bet announced Wednesday that it has thwarted 250 “significant terror attacks” against the Jewish State since January – attributing its success mainly to high-tech surveillance and tracking tools.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 17 Jun 2018

    Title: Poll: PC policies 'gone too far,' picking off NFL fans LINK

    Description: A nationwide poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the political correctness in the United States has “gone too far,” and the National Football League’s PC policies are credited with sacking its fan base.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 16 Jun 2018

    Title: PJI sues school that sided with transgender LINK

    Description: It's one of the oldest arguments against reforming Social Security program – don't touch my money! - but an expert on the issue says that's a deceptive belief.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: 1 yr. after being shot, Scalise back on the diamond LINK

    Description: Even though the Obama administration is history, its "progressive" influence remains in the undrained swamp of Washington, D.C.  

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: 'Never-Trump' incumbent pays a primary price – duh! LINK

    Description: A Trump-bashing Republican incumbent lost in a key South Carolina congressional primary this week – and a conservative political pundit says that shouldn't be a surprise.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: UN backs Hamas, condemns Israel's border defense LINK

    Description: The United Nations embraced the terrorist group Hamas and its pro-Palestinian “victimization” narrative by condemning Israel for using “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force to protect its Gaza border against Palestinian rioters – most of whom were identified as Islamic terrorists.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: Judge ends Obama birth control mandate at 2 Christian colleges LINK

    Description: After seven years, a federal district court judge in Iowa has permanently stopped the enforcement of Former President Barack Obama’s birth control mandate at two Christian colleges – so that both are no longer forced to provide health insurance coverage for contraception and abortion-inducing drugs.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: Objective: Initiate healing for post-abortive men LINK

    Description: A project of Save the Storks is demonstrating another side of the abortion story that is often not told and emphasizes a need for healing.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Title: Differing takes on the AT&T-Time Warner merger LINK

    Description: A government watchdog is deeply concerned about Communist China attempting to buy a company that runs part of the port of Long Beach California.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 14 Jun 2018

    News from Christian News Wire 18 June 2018



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

    Quaker Lobby Criticizes Attorney General's Biblical Justification for Breaking Up Families
    LINK Contact: Adlai Amor, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), 202-423-7989

    Big Sponsors Flee Samantha Bee's Show
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Christian Leader Fights Back with New, Alternative Social Media and Search Engine Sites
    LINK Silicon Valley Internet expert starts crowdfunding effort to replace Facebook, Twitter and Google

    Conservative Christian Leader Fights Back with New, Alternative Social Media and Search Engine Sites
    LINK Silicon Valley Internet expert starts crowdfunding effort to replace Facebook, Twitter and Google

    Remember North Korea's Persecuted Christians
    LINK "Try as it might, North Korea's government has never wiped out Christianity. Some experts say that there are as many as 400,000 secret believers, most of whom became Christians in China or through contact with Chinese or South Korean Christians. They live in constant threat of imprisonment or execution." -- Faith McDonnell, IRD International Religious Liberty Director

    'Twitter Hates God,' but 'Chick-fil-A Loves God,' Says USA.Life Social Network Founder Reacting to Jack Dorsey's Hate of 'Traditional Marriage Supporters'
    LINK Contact: Steven Andrew, USA.Life, 877-585-7729

    'Chick-fil-A Loves God, but Twitter Hates God' Says USA.Life Social Network Founder Reacting to Jack Dorsey's Hate
    LINK Contact: Steven Andrew, USA.Life, 877-585-7729

    7 Benefits for Believers Using the New 'Christian Internet'
    LINK Contact: Steven Andrew, USA.Life, 877-585-7729

    Catholics Converge in Manhattan Against Sacrilegious Met 'Heavenly Bodies' Exhibit
    LINK Contact: Robert Ritchie, 717-309-1990, reritchie@gmail.com

    Religious Liberty Champion Attorney Noel Sterett Joins Dalton & Tomich, PLC
    LINK Sterett has successfully defended the rights of congregations across the country, recently co-authored guide to help church leaders navigate RLUIPA, land use litigation process

    General and Former Defense Minister Danjuma Joins President Trump in Decrying Nigeria's Religious Violence
    LINK Contact: Stephen Enada, 404-988-0611

    Facebook Sharing User's Personal Information Leads to Crowdfunding Project to 'Protect People's Personal Data' and 'Save the Internet'
    LINK Contact: Steven Andrew, USA.Life, 877-585-7729

    Breaking: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Christian Baker
    LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Executive Director, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

    Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Freedom of Colorado Baker to Live by his Faith
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy, Family Research Council, 866-372-6397

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

    International Christian Concern to Host Annual Policy Day Event June 5th on Capitol Hill
    LINK Contact: Olivia Miller, Communications Coordinator, International Christian Concern (ICC), 301-859-3842, press@persecution.org 

    AL Justice Parker Defeats SPLC in Free Speech Victory
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    TBS Okays Samantha Bee Trashing Catholics
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, June 1, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the response by TBS to Samantha Bee's assault on Ivanka Trump:

    Innovative World Cup Outreach Aims to Distribute More Than a Half-Million Scriptures at First-Ever Games on Russian Soil
    LINK Mission Eurasia partners with national believers to beat crackdown on religious activity, uses soccer's global platform for evangelizing estimated 3 million fans Contact: Gregg Wooding, 972-567-7660, gwooding@inchristcommunications.com WHEATON, Ill., May 31, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- An innovative evangelistic outreach during this summer's 2018 World Cup--being held in Russia for the first time in its nearly 90-year history--is set to kick off a new campaign to grow the Source: InChrist Communications

    Tortured Christian, Rights Defender Arrives in Taiwan
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid, 432-689-6985 office, 432-553-1080 media, media@chinaaid.org TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 31, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A Christian human rights defender who suffered multiple miscarriages and medical malpractice on account of her work just received three months of legal stay in Taiwan.Click here for high resolution image of appeal letter from ChinaAid issued to the United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesHuang Yan, who fled China last yea Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: Why is Jeff Sessions Quoting Romans and Why is it So Often Invoked?
    Description: Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border this week by citing a passage from the Apostle Paul’s epistle to the Romans: “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order,” Sessions said. “Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.” Later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders summed up the same idea: “It is very biblical to enforce the law.” But is it? Does the Bible really preach to obey the laws of government? If so, was Sessions right to use this passage to defend the government’s actions? Photo courtesy: Flickr.com

    LINK

    Title: VA Hospital Takes Down Military Flags, Flies Gay Pride Flag Instead
    Description: A VA hospital in Indiana is under fire after it removed flags for the branches of the U.S. military and replaced them with a rainbow flag to celebrate Gay Pride Month.

    LINK

    Title: Surprise: Most High Schoolers Are NOT Having Sex, Survey Finds
    Description: Contrary to conventional wisdom, most high school students in the United States are not having sex.

    LINK

    Title: Churches across the Country Will Host Special Father's Day Events This Weekend
    Description: In an op-ed for The Biblical Recorder, Milton A. Hollifield Jr. said fathers should look to the story of Joshua for inspiration in leading their own homes.

    LINK

    Title: Surveys Show ‘Sharp Differences’ between Jews in US and Israel
    Description: While most Israeli Jews recognize the Jewishness of their American counterparts, the majority do not share the Americans’ dreams to make Israel a more religiously pluralistic country.

    LINK

    Title: Presbyterians Aim to Revive Mainline Denomination at Annual Meeting
    Description: As the Presbyterian Church (USA) prepares for its biennial General Assembly in St. Louis beginning Saturday (June 16), many PCUSA leaders are hoping to address several contentious issues during the weeklong meeting — and to bring reform to the dwindling mainline Protestant denomination.

    LINK

    Title: Police Officer Buys Replacement Groceries, Medicine For Man Who Was Robbed
    Description: A Texas police officer is being praised after she bought replacement groceries and medicine for a man who had just had his bags stolen.

    LINK

    Title: Justin Bieber Invites Gay Fan to Church – ‘You’re More Than Welcome’
    Description: A video showing singer Justin Bieber inviting a gay fan to his church has sparked a debate on social media.

    LINK

    Title: Former Lesbian Rallies against Bill That Would Ban 'Conversion Therapy'
    Description: A woman who says she is a former lesbian is rallying with others in California against a law that would ban “conversion therapy.”

    LINK

    Title: A ‘Dire Time for Human Rights in Russia’ as World Cup Begins
    Description: The 2018 FIFA World Cup started today with a match between Saudi Arabia and the host nation Russia at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

    LINK

    Title: Justices Deny Bid from Dissident South Carolina Churches to Keep Buildings
    Description: The Episcopal Church in South Carolina is preparing to reclaim control of more than two dozen properties worth an estimated $500 million after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal brought by a breakaway group of conservative Anglican congregations.

    LINK

    Title: Losing Their Religion: Younger Adults are Less Religious, and Not Only in the US
    Description: There are few spots around the world where parents don’t have to drag their young adult children to worship: Ghana, a predominantly Christian county is one; Chad, a predominantly Muslim country, is another.

    LINK

    Title: Southern Baptists, in #MeToo Age, Affirm Women, Ask for ‘Purity’ of Leaders
    Description: Southern Baptists, grappling with some #MeToo-aided falls from grace among their leaders, have called for affirming women, showing compassion for the abused and expecting “moral and sexual purity” of their leaders.

    LINK

    Title: Pence Addresses Southern Baptists after Debate over Whether He Should
    Description: Vice President Mike Pence touted President Trump’s meeting with North Korean President Kim Jong Un in a speech before Southern Baptists and urged their continuing prayers as the administration moves ahead with negotiations to seek peace on the Korean Peninsula.

    LINK

    Title: Proposal to Split California into Three States Hits Ballots in November
    Description: If voters give it the go-ahead, the proposal to split California still has to be approved by Congress. On top of that, NPR says that it would “very likely face legal challenges on both the state and federal levels.”

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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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