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  6. News From ChristianPost.com 23 March 2017



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    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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    Title: GOP cuts could endanger bodega bananas LINK

    Description: A policy analyst says the sky won't fall if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) makes cuts to a federal agency. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: Cruz calls Dems hypocrites at Gorsuch confirmation hearing LINK

    Description: During the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch – President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted Democrats for using hypocritical arguments to keep the conservative from replacing the late SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: DHS: 100+ police dept.'s refused to hand criminals to ICE LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump released his “Big List” exposing dozens of sanctuary cities all over the United States that have refused to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in its effort to deport illegal alien criminals to their counties of origin.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: Economist applauds Trump's budget increases, cuts LINK

    Description: A nationally renowned economics expert is confident that President Donald Trump’s promise to drain the swamp of detrimental policies and personnel left over from the Obama administration will be delivered through his newly proposed budget.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: High school rape blamed on lax immigration policy LINK

    Description: An immigration enforcement activist has expressed his outrage over two illegal aliens who were charged with raping a student in a restroom in a Maryland high school – where the noncitizens were placed by state officials.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: Euthanasia turned away in NM, for now LINK

    Description: First with her actions and now with her words, a former gospel singer has clearly demonstrated her animosity and bitterness toward the faith of her childhood – and that's sad, says a Christian apologist.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017

    Title: A step back toward local control of education LINK

    Description: A pro-family organization is firing back at a fact-checking website over an ongoing boycott of Target. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017

    Title: ACLJ: Nuclear option or not, Gorsuch will be confirmed LINK

    Description: A foreign policy analyst says the dangerous national defense policies of the Obama administration have left a more dangerous world that Donald Trump inherited in January.   



    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017

    Title: Islam on the rise – what to do? LINK

    Description: Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, according to a recent study, more than doubling the growth of Christianity – presenting both a challenge and an opportunity.

    Author: Jody Brown,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    Title: Artists' stand for faith puts business at risk LINK

    Description: Brush & Nib (calligraphy)Alliance Defending Freedom is taking its free speech and religion case involving Phoenix artists to the next step in the legal system.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    Title: PBS, your 'news source' for daily Christian bombings LINK

    Description: PBS and NPR are on the chopping block in President Donald Trump's proposed budget, though it's uncertain they are in immediate danger. 

    Author: Billy Davis,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    Title: A quest to stump Trump, not dig for truth LINK

    Description: A policy analyst says the sky won't fall if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) makes cuts to a federal agency. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: Cruz calls Dems hypocrites at Gorsuch confirmation hearing LINK

    Description: During the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch – President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted Democrats for using hypocritical arguments to keep the conservative from replacing the late SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: DHS: 100+ police dept.'s refused to hand criminals to ICE LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump released his “Big List” exposing dozens of sanctuary cities all over the United States that have refused to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in its effort to deport illegal alien criminals to their counties of origin.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: Economist applauds Trump's budget increases, cuts LINK

    Description: A nationally renowned economics expert is confident that President Donald Trump’s promise to drain the swamp of detrimental policies and personnel left over from the Obama administration will be delivered through his newly proposed budget.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: High school rape blamed on lax immigration policy LINK

    Description: An immigration enforcement activist has expressed his outrage over two illegal aliens who were charged with raping a student in a restroom in a Maryland high school – where the noncitizens were placed by state officials.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: Euthanasia turned away in NM, for now LINK

    Description: First with her actions and now with her words, a former gospel singer has clearly demonstrated her animosity and bitterness toward the faith of her childhood – and that's sad, says a Christian apologist.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017

    Title: A step back toward local control of education LINK

    Description: A pro-family organization is firing back at a fact-checking website over an ongoing boycott of Target. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017

    Title: ACLJ: Nuclear option or not, Gorsuch will be confirmed LINK

    Description: A foreign policy analyst says the dangerous national defense policies of the Obama administration have left a more dangerous world that Donald Trump inherited in January.   



    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017

    Title: Islam on the rise – what to do? LINK

    Description: Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, according to a recent study, more than doubling the growth of Christianity – presenting both a challenge and an opportunity.

    Author: Jody Brown,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    Title: Artists' stand for faith puts business at risk LINK

    Description: Brush & Nib (calligraphy)Alliance Defending Freedom is taking its free speech and religion case involving Phoenix artists to the next step in the legal system.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    Title: PBS, your 'news source' for daily Christian bombings LINK

    Description: PBS and NPR are on the chopping block in President Donald Trump's proposed budget, though it's uncertain they are in immediate danger. 

    Author: Billy Davis,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    Title: A quest to stump Trump, not dig for truth LINK

    Description: A policy analyst says the sky won't fall if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) makes cuts to a federal agency. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: Cruz calls Dems hypocrites at Gorsuch confirmation hearing LINK

    Description: During the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch – President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted Democrats for using hypocritical arguments to keep the conservative from replacing the late SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: DHS: 100+ police dept.'s refused to hand criminals to ICE LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump released his “Big List” exposing dozens of sanctuary cities all over the United States that have refused to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in its effort to deport illegal alien criminals to their counties of origin.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: Economist applauds Trump's budget increases, cuts LINK

    Description: A nationally renowned economics expert is confident that President Donald Trump’s promise to drain the swamp of detrimental policies and personnel left over from the Obama administration will be delivered through his newly proposed budget.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: High school rape blamed on lax immigration policy LINK

    Description: An immigration enforcement activist has expressed his outrage over two illegal aliens who were charged with raping a student in a restroom in a Maryland high school – where the noncitizens were placed by state officials.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

    Title: Euthanasia turned away in NM, for now LINK

    Description: First with her actions and now with her words, a former gospel singer has clearly demonstrated her animosity and bitterness toward the faith of her childhood – and that's sad, says a Christian apologist.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017

    Title: A step back toward local control of education LINK

    Description: A pro-family organization is firing back at a fact-checking website over an ongoing boycott of Target. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017

    Title: ACLJ: Nuclear option or not, Gorsuch will be confirmed LINK

    Description: A foreign policy analyst says the dangerous national defense policies of the Obama administration have left a more dangerous world that Donald Trump inherited in January.   



    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017

    Title: Islam on the rise – what to do? LINK

    Description: Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, according to a recent study, more than doubling the growth of Christianity – presenting both a challenge and an opportunity.

    Author: Jody Brown,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    Title: Artists' stand for faith puts business at risk LINK

    Description: Brush & Nib (calligraphy)Alliance Defending Freedom is taking its free speech and religion case involving Phoenix artists to the next step in the legal system.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    Title: PBS, your 'news source' for daily Christian bombings LINK

    Description: PBS and NPR are on the chopping block in President Donald Trump's proposed budget, though it's uncertain they are in immediate danger. 

    Author: Billy Davis,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    Title: A quest to stump Trump, not dig for truth LINK

    Description: The appearance Monday of FBI Director James Comey before a House committee is an attempt to derail the Trump presidency, say a pair of political observers.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017

    News from Christian News Wire 23 March 2017



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

    NOM, IOF and CitizenGO Hold Press Conference to Launch #FreeSpeechBus Tour
    LINK Contact: Joseph Grabowski, National Organization for Marriage, 202-457-8060 ext 110, jgrabowski@nationformarriage.org

    Tuam Critics on Abortion and Gay Marriage
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    AUL Calls on U.S. Senate to Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court
    LINK "Judge Neil Gorsuch's judicial opinions and legal writings are marked by scholarship, clear writing, and a scrupulous weighing of the legal precedent and factual evidence," said AUL's Clarke Forsythe, "He is committed to interpreting the Constitution as written and not legislating from the bench, a dangerous practice that leads to tragic decisions like Roe v. Wade."Contact: Kristi Hamrick, 202-289-1478, press@aul.org WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 /Christian Source: Americans United for Life

    Knights of Columbus Gives Nearly $2 Million to Aid Syrian and Iraqi Christian Refugees
    LINK A year after U.S. genocide declaration, K of C continues its support for those targeted by ISISContact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- A year after the U.S. Congress and State Department declared that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities, the Knights of Columbus is continui Source: Knights of Columbus

    Alabama Justice Parker Fights Unconstitutional Censorship of Judges
    LINK Contact: Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit ATLANTA, Ga., March 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberty Counsel has filled a response for Alabama Justice Tom Parker opposing the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Attorney General's briefs asking the court to dismiss Parker's case without addressing the constitutional questions he has raised about the free speech of judges. Justice Parker is challenging the rules governing the Alabama jud Source: Liberty Counsel

    'Mass Grave' Evidence is Lacking
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Christianity is Exploding in Bangladesh Despite Persecution
    LINK Contact: James Jacobson, President, Christian Freedom International, 800-323-2273

    Liberty Counsel Advocates for Life at the White House
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit WASHINGTON, March 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberty Counsel was among several organizations invited to meet with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House yesterday to discuss concerns and suggestions for protecting unborn life in the new GOP health care plan. The conversation, which lasted more than an hour, focused on ensuring that the sanctity of life is respected and included in efforts to repeal and rep Source: Liberty Counsel

    Did Irish Nuns Starve Kids to Death?
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Knights of Columbus Urges Prayer at Crucial Juncture for Middle Eastern Christians
    LINK K of C CEO says 2017 may determine whether some communities continue to existContact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of ColumbusNEW HAVEN, Conn., March 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Noting that 2017 may be "the decisive year in determining whether many Christian communities throughout the Middle East will continue to exist," Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson has asked Cat Source: Knights of Columbus

    IRS Admits to Court it Needs to Search 6,924 Previously Unreported Documents in Response to a 2015 Judicial Watch FOIA Lawsuit Over IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups
    LINK Agency Agrees to Begin Producing Documents by March 10, but Has Yet to Provide Timetable for Completion of Review

    Kim Davis is the Focus of Oral Arguments Today
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today Liberty Counsel will present oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit urging against the reinstatement of Ermold v. Davis. This case was dismissed with two other marriage license lawsuits that were filed against Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis in 2015, including Miller v. Davis, which led to Davis spending six days in jail as a prisone Source: Liberty Counsel

    Human Rights Lawyer Reveals Torture; Says Any Future Confession Would 'Not be Out of My Own Will'
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org CHANGSHA, HUNAN, China, March 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- An incarcerated human rights lawyer from China's central Hunan province declared his innocence and revealed that he is being subjected to severe torture in a letter on Jan. 13, China Aid learned today.Imprisoned since July 11, 2015, for his defense of human rights, lawyer Xie Yang wrote that officials have been subjecting him to "sev Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    Knights of Columbus Support Victims of Church Bombing in Egypt
    LINK Gift of $75,000 made in wake of December attack at Coptic Church in CairoContact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus  NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Given the ongoing needs of those affected by the bombing of St Peter's Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo on 11 December 2016, which claimed the lives of 29 people, mostly women and children, the Knights o Source: Knights of Columbus

    China Aid Releases 2016 Annual Persecution Report
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org

    Trump Goes Mute on Moral Issues
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    New Nonprofit Launched to Protect the Right to Pray for Free
    LINK Freedom to Pray Launches Petition to Stop T-Mobile from Charging Customers on Free Prayer LinesContact: Melany Ethridge, 972-267-1111, melany@alarryross.com ORLANDO, Feb. 28, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Freedom to Pray, a new nonprofit dedicated to advocating on behalf of individuals of all faiths who are being forced to end their participation in prayer groups through free conference line services due to T-Mobile's new $0.01 per minute fee, announced its launch today Source: A. Larry Ross Communications

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Interview at CPAC: 'Taking on Corrupt and Abusive Government'
    LINK "We changed history with the Clinton email scandal." Tom Fitton Mainstage CPAC Interview

    Rutherford Institute Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Hold Police Liable for the Reckless Shooting of a Homeless Couple in the Wake of a Warrantless Raid
    LINK Contact: Nisha Whitehead, 434-978-3888, nisha@rutherford.org

    ACLU's War on Catholic Health Care Continues
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: On World Water Day, African Church Leaders Highlight Shortages
    Description: The World Health Organization has designated March 22 as World Water Day.

    LINK

    Title: ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ Says Christianity is Gone from Middle East: ‘It is Over’
    Description: Prominent priest Canon Andrew White, known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” said that Christianity has practically been wiped out from the area of its birth.

    LINK

    Title: Princeton Theological Seminary Rescinds Award to be Given to Tim Keller
    Description: Today, Princeton Seminary President Craig Barnes announced that the school would not present the award to Keller, but would still invite him to give a lecture.

    LINK

    Title: UK: 4 People Killed in 'Terror Incident' outside Parliament
    Description: An attack that occurred outside the U.K. Parliament in London has reportedly resulted in four deaths and has been labeled as a “terrorist incident.”

    LINK

    Title: President Trump Announced as Liberty University Commencement Speaker
    Description: President Trump has been announced as the commencement speaker for Liberty University’s graduation this spring.

    LINK

    Title: Study: Transgenders Have More Consistent Church Attendance Than Homosexuals or Heterosexuals
    Description: A recent study has found that those who identify as transgender are actually more likely to attend church consistently than are those who identify as homosexual or heterosexual.

    LINK

    Title: Southern Baptist Leaders Stand by Moore after His Apologies
    Description: Russell Moore can keep his job. But only after he apologized for criticizing Southern Baptists who supported Donald Trump for president.

    LINK

    Title: Judge Neil Gorsuch Answering Tough Questions in Confirmation Hearing
    Description: Gorsuch has faced tough questions and opposition from Democrats.

    LINK

    Title: ISIS Training Child Fighters to Block Christians from Returning Home to Mosul
    Description: Christians who were driven out of their homeland of Mosul, Iraq and surrounding areas by ISIS may be prevented from returning by a new generation of ISIS fighters.

    LINK

    Title: Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will ‘Reach a Conclusion’ on Healthcare Next Week
    Description: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that legislators are looking to move forward on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act next week.

    LINK

    Title: Guatemala’s President Seeks Out Famous Evangelist after Horrific Tragedy
    Description: A well-known evangelist has met with Guatemala’s president to offer comfort and encouragement in the face of a national tragedy.

    LINK

    Title: Demi Lovato on Being Drug and Alcohol Free: ‘I Couldn’t Have Done it Without God’
    Description: Singer and actress Demi Lovato has revealed on Instagram that she has struggled with a drug and alcohol addiction, which she has only overcome through God’s help.

    LINK

    Title: Russell Moore Apologizes for Creating Conflict with Opposition to Trump
    Description: The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s governing board is defending Russell Moore, the president of the commission, for his opposition of President Donald Trump.

    LINK

    Title: Trump’s Budget Slashes Aid to the Poor. Would Jesus Have a Problem with That?
    Description: Since it was unveiled last week, President Trump’s proposed budget has been widely denounced as “immoral” and downright “evil” for boosting defense spending by billions while demanding drastic cuts to vital aid programs.

    LINK

    Title: Power Rangers to Feature Lesbian Character
    Description: The new Power Rangers film will reportedly feature a character who is a lesbian, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

  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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