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    News from One News Now:


    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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    Title: Denouncing white supremacy, shrugging at anti-Semites LINK

    Description: Obama-era regulations that favor transgender students may have been rescinded in recent months but the legal battle continues. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Immigration watchdogs watching Congress, courts LINK

    Description: An immigration reform activist says the Democrats will pay a political price if they force a government shutdown over DACA.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Attn: Students – 1st Amendment protects you LINK

    Description: A non-profit speech and religious rights organization has sued a major university after the school repeatedly failed to change an unconstitutional speech policy.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Earmarks – nothing more than 'legalized bribery' LINK

    Description: Every single student – including students who do not show up for class for months and cannot read or write – received their diplomas at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Soviet-style persecution follows preacher to U.S. LINK

    Description: Charges have been dropped against a quintet of street preachers in Washington state.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Gaffney: Trump unwise to ‘be like Barack’ on Iran sanctions LINK

    Description:

    A noted ethicist and theologian says the impact of the Internet on society needs to be examined in the classroom.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Congress has means to pass ‘real protection’ of the unborn LINK

    Description: The leader of a pro-life organization thinks Congress can – and should – pass the federal “Heartbeat Bill” this week.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Soros vows revamped war on European nationalism LINK

    Description: Ultra-leftist billionaire George Soros has pledged to renew his fight against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism that is sweeping Europe as more and more progressives are abandoning the European Union’s globalism that sees mass Muslim migration draining resources, spreading violence, turning neighborhoods into “no-go zones,” and ultimately eradicating the heritage and values of European nations.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote LINK

    Description: Promising job numbers in the black community continue to make economic news, and a conservative commentator says it's a fitting topic on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Denouncing white supremacy, shrugging at anti-Semites LINK

    Description: Obama-era regulations that favor transgender students may have been rescinded in recent months but the legal battle continues. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Immigration watchdogs watching Congress, courts LINK

    Description: An immigration reform activist says the Democrats will pay a political price if they force a government shutdown over DACA.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Attn: Students – 1st Amendment protects you LINK

    Description: A non-profit speech and religious rights organization has sued a major university after the school repeatedly failed to change an unconstitutional speech policy.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Earmarks – nothing more than 'legalized bribery' LINK

    Description: Every single student – including students who do not show up for class for months and cannot read or write – received their diplomas at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Soviet-style persecution follows preacher to U.S. LINK

    Description: Charges have been dropped against a quintet of street preachers in Washington state.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Gaffney: Trump unwise to ‘be like Barack’ on Iran sanctions LINK

    Description:

    A noted ethicist and theologian says the impact of the Internet on society needs to be examined in the classroom.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Congress has means to pass ‘real protection’ of the unborn LINK

    Description: The leader of a pro-life organization thinks Congress can – and should – pass the federal “Heartbeat Bill” this week.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Soros vows revamped war on European nationalism LINK

    Description: Ultra-leftist billionaire George Soros has pledged to renew his fight against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism that is sweeping Europe as more and more progressives are abandoning the European Union’s globalism that sees mass Muslim migration draining resources, spreading violence, turning neighborhoods into “no-go zones,” and ultimately eradicating the heritage and values of European nations.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote LINK

    Description: Promising job numbers in the black community continue to make economic news, and a conservative commentator says it's a fitting topic on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Denouncing white supremacy, shrugging at anti-Semites LINK

    Description: Obama-era regulations that favor transgender students may have been rescinded in recent months but the legal battle continues. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Immigration watchdogs watching Congress, courts LINK

    Description: An immigration reform activist says the Democrats will pay a political price if they force a government shutdown over DACA.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Attn: Students – 1st Amendment protects you LINK

    Description: A non-profit speech and religious rights organization has sued a major university after the school repeatedly failed to change an unconstitutional speech policy.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Earmarks – nothing more than 'legalized bribery' LINK

    Description: Every single student – including students who do not show up for class for months and cannot read or write – received their diplomas at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

    Title: Soviet-style persecution follows preacher to U.S. LINK

    Description: Charges have been dropped against a quintet of street preachers in Washington state.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Gaffney: Trump unwise to ‘be like Barack’ on Iran sanctions LINK

    Description:

    A noted ethicist and theologian says the impact of the Internet on society needs to be examined in the classroom.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Congress has means to pass ‘real protection’ of the unborn LINK

    Description: The leader of a pro-life organization thinks Congress can – and should – pass the federal “Heartbeat Bill” this week.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Soros vows revamped war on European nationalism LINK

    Description: Ultra-leftist billionaire George Soros has pledged to renew his fight against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism that is sweeping Europe as more and more progressives are abandoning the European Union’s globalism that sees mass Muslim migration draining resources, spreading violence, turning neighborhoods into “no-go zones,” and ultimately eradicating the heritage and values of European nations.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018

    Title: Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote LINK

    Description: Promising job numbers in the black community continue to make economic news, and a conservative commentator says it's a fitting topic on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    News from Christian News Wire 18 January 2018



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

    Over 74,000 Moral Outcry Petition Signers in Second Amicus Brief at the U.S. Supreme Court -- Abortion is a Crime Against Humanity
    LINK Contact: Allan E. Parker, Jr., The Justice Foundation, 210-614-7157, info@txjf.org

    Life Legal Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief on Behalf of Priests for Life and Justice Foundation
    LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

    Foundation for Moral Law Defends California Crisis Pregnancy Centers
    LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245, info@morallaw.org

    Yunnan Christians Receive Lengthy Sentences for Falsified Cult Involvement Charge
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid.org,432-689-6985,432-553-1080,media@chinaaid.org  LINCANG, Yunnan, China, Jan. 16, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A court in Lincang, located in China's southern Yunnan province, handed a group of church attendees lengthy prison sentences for supposed cult activity, despite their denials of belonging to the sect.Upon hearing their verdict, Ju Dianhong and Liang Qin expressed their dissatisfaction with their respective 13 and 10-year sentences and vowed to appeal w Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    Liberty Counsel Challenges CA Forced Abortion Speech Law
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    Putin Equates Communism to Christianity
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent remarks made by Russian president Vladimir Putin:  

    Senate Must Vote to Stop Funding Terrorism
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    Bomb Destroys Persecuted Church
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid.org,

    Catholicism is not Inclusive
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on controversies embroiling two Catholic entities:

    SCOTUS Declines Mississippi Religious Freedom Challenge
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    Church Leads in Handling Sexual Misconduct
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the need for employers to upgrade their sexual misconduct policies:

    #1 FaithWords Book Trumpocalypse Exposes Forces Seeking to Overthrow President Trump and End the Free World
    LINK Contact: Troy Anderson,

    Former Radical Muslim Urges Prayer for Iranian People
    LINK Pastor Reza Safa of TBN Nejat Television says Iran poised for political, spiritual freedom  Contact: Jonathan Safa, 714-880-8670, jonathan@nejattv.orgLOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Iranian-American Pastor Reza Safa, a former radical Muslim and founder of the Farsi-language Christian network TBN Nejat Television, has issued an urgent request for Christians around the world to pray for Iran and its people as political unrest rages in the Muslim controlled nation. Source: TBN

    Judicial Watch Sues DOJ, City of NY and NYPD for Information on Unsolved Murder of a New York Policeman at Nation of Islam Mosque
    LINK New York lawsuit refutes NYPD claim that investigation into 45-year-old murder 'remains active and ongoing' FOIA lawsuit raises questions of possible FBI involvement, having provoked incident with fake '10-13' officer in distress phone callContact: Brandon Cockerham, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5172  WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed suit against the Justice Department, as well as the City of New York and the New Source: Judicial Watch

    Knights of Columbus Applauds FEMA Reversal on Aiding Religious Institutions
    LINK Once blocked, houses of worship, like other nonprofits, can now seek help to rebuild Contact: Joe Cullen, Knights of Columbus, 203-415-9314, joseph.cullen@kofc.org NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus applauds the government decision that churches and other houses of worship are now eligible to receive disaster relief funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The decision, which overturned a longstanding rule bar Source: Knights of Columbus

    Coptic Solidarity Condemns Attack on Mar Mina Church in Helwan, Egypt
    LINK Contact: Lindsay Griffin, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org

    SPLC Cannot Defend 'Hate Tracker' with #MerryChristmas and #Jesus
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    Pres. Donald Trump Named Operation Rescue's 2017 Pro-Life Person of the Year
    LINK Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-683-6790 ext. 111; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President, 316-516-3034; Both with Operation Rescue, info.operationrescue@gmail.comWASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017 Pro-Life Person of the Year Malachi Award is President Donald J. Trump. The Malachi Award is given by Operation Rescue every year to recognize individuals who sacrificially work to advance the ca Source: Operation Rescue

    First Year in Office: Obama and Trump
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue compares President Barack Obama's first year in office on religious liberty issues to that of President Donald Trump's:

    'Merry Christmas' Makes the SPLC's Hate List
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: The Christian Baker Religious Freedom Case Isn't the Only One before the Supreme Court
    Description: The Supreme Court will consider another case relating to free speech and religious freedom— this time in the matter of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates and the state of California.

    LINK

    Title: Do President Trump's Sons' Business Holdings Present a Conflict of Interest?
    Description: A recent report from Public Citizen, a liberal/progressive watchdog group, uncovered 64 instances of Foreign Governments, Federal Government Departments, Republican Candidates, and others using properties belonging to the Trump Organization.

    LINK

    Title: Christian Ministries Aim to Influence Every College Campus with the Gospel
    Description: There is a prayer movement beginning to take flight for God’s Word to be heard in hard to reach collegiate student bodies across the country.

    LINK

    Title: Survey: 1 in 5 UK Nonbelievers Will Turn to Prayer in Times of Crisis
    Description: Prayer is powerful. As Christians, we recognize and agree with this. But what may be surprising is that, especially when faced with a crisis, even nonbelievers often turn to prayer.

    LINK

    Title: Salvadorans at Risk of Losing Immigration Status Find Support in Churches
    Description: When German Fernandez learned last week that the Trump administration plans to end temporary protected status for him and around 200,000 other immigrants from El Salvador, it was a nightmare come true.

    LINK

    Title: There's Room for Compromise on FEMA Helping Houses of Worship
    Description: Disaster relief is the latest front in our never-ending conflict over church and state.

    LINK

    Title: Want to Know What a Culture Values? Read a Children’s Book
    Description: Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat”? The same rule applies to the stuff that you mentally digest, which means it’s equally true to say, “You are what you read.”

    LINK

    Title: White House Announces Religious Freedom Day
    Description: On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump publicly proclaimed January 16 as the national day of religious freedom.

    LINK

    Title: Bolivia: Christians Fear New Law May Land Them in Jail
    Description: Evangelicals in Bolivia say they are “deeply worried” about Bolivia’s new Penal Code, which could sentence evangelicals to up to 12 years in prison.

    LINK

    Title: Wisconsin School District Settles Lawsuit with Transgender Student
    Description: The Kenosha Unified School Board recently voted to settle a lawsuit brought by a recent transgender graduate who had sued the district for alleged acts of discrimination.

    LINK

    Title: Christian Student Group Sues University of Iowa in Religious Freedom Case
    Description: A Christian group is suing the University of Iowa for shutting them down after they refused to allow a gay student to hold a position of leadership within the organization.

    LINK

    Title: Feminist Says Chip and Joanna Gaines are 'Irresponsible' for Having 5 Children
    Description: Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines recently announced that they are pregnant with their fifth child. While the majority of viewers and fans shared the couple’s joy and congratulated them, a radical feminist recently wrote a piece in which she calls them “irresponsible.”

    LINK

    Title: 16 Ways You Can Care for the Vulnerable This Year
    Description: The start of a new year is usually brimming with resolutions as to how we want to improve ourselves. Perhaps you desire to eat fewer carbs, spend less time at the office, spend more time at the gym, read more biographies, or take on a new hobby. While these are all worthy goals, as citizens of heaven, I think we should resolve to improve our pursuit of God’s kingdom on earth. For the believer, our highest priority is to seek the kingdom of God (Matt. 6:33). As we do this, our values will begin to reflect God’s values. Russell Moore says in Onward, “The kingdom tells us what matters and who matters, and that the criteria for that is sharply different from the social Darwinist values of success, power, utility, or strength.” Valuing the vulnerable God values the vulnerable, and one of the ways we can be more like him is to care for the vulnerable ones around us. We were all vulnerable in our inability to save ourselves from God's wrath. But God didn’t abandon us in our vulnerability; he had compassion for us. He sent his son. In the book, You Can Change, Tim Chester says, “Jesus was God getting involved with us.” God values the vulnerable, and one of the ways we can be more like him is to care for the vulnerable ones around us. God is with us. He is Immanuel (Matt. 1:23) and is characterized by his compassion for us. As his image bearers (Gen. 1:27), we must be known by our compassion, too. Are we not ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20), representing him and his kingdom on earth? So, in response to the grace shown to us by our father, I pray we would get involved in the lives of the vulnerable as we seek to proclaim God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Here are a few ways to help the vulnerable. Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/juefraphoto

    LINK

    Title: Chicago March for Life Draws Record Crowd
    Description: “The deadliest thing in the world is indifference,” proclaimed former Planned Parenthood director Ramona Trevino to the crowd of an estimated 6,000+ participants in Sunday’s 2018 March for Life Chicago.

    LINK

    Title: Indian Pastor is Severely Beaten for Refusing to Deny Christ
    Description: When Hindu extremists in India told pastor Karma Oraon they would not stop beating him until he worshipped the monkey god, he felt Christ close to him, he said.

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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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