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  6. News From ChristianPost.com 2 December 2016



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    News from One News Now:


    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Breaking news: Christianity discovered in TX church LINK

    Description: Gaines couple "Fixer Upper"The pushback is coming from all corners after left-wing website BuzzFeed published a hit piece about a Christian husband and wife featured on HGTV.

    Author: Chris Woodward,Billy Davis
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: The Price is right LINK

    Description: While pro-lifers are speaking very highly of Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a conservative pundit suggests that individual shouldn't expect a warm welcome from the bureaucrats within HHS.

    Author: Chad Groening,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Advice: Don't manufacture news, just report it LINK

    Description: Many in the mainstream media have been struggling with how they missed the rise of Donald Trump and the "unsettled majority" that put him into office. Thus far, they don't seem to be coming up with the right answer.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Samaritan's aids fleeing Iraqis LINK

    Description: At the same time Iraqi military forces and ISIS fighters battle over the country's second-largest city, a humanitarian group is helping refugees. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Romney finds few allies for Sec'y of State job LINK

    Description: An author and conservative political activist says it's likely that Mike Pence is supporting Mitt Romney as the secretary of state in the coming Donald Trump administration.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Horowitz: McCaul would be McHuge mistake LINK

    Description: A well-known conservative commentator isn't too impressed with one of the names being floated as Donald Trump's potential pick for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

    Author: Chris Woodward,Jody Brown
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Land: Trump tossing lifeline into PC swamp LINK

    Description: A tide of progressivism that is swamping everyone from bakers and florists to Johns Hopkins researchers and Christian colleges is about to be stopped, says a longtime political activist.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: Campus attack validates Trump's 'vetting' plan LINK

    Description: An Islamic scholar who is trying to reform his religion says Monday's terrorist attack at The Ohio State University illustrates the need for the "extreme vetting" President-elect Donald Trump has promised.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: A compliment, and a warning, for 'Hacksaw Ridge' LINK

    Description: "Hacksaw Ridge" stillA veteran movie critic is calling a film currently showing in theaters one of the most Christian-themed films of all-time.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: ALIPAC: Trump spot-on – illegals voted LINK

    Description: An immigration enforcement organization has compiled what it believes is solid evidence that supports President-elect Donald Trump's claims of mass voter fraud in the 2016 elections.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: For once, corporation says 'adios' to Mexico LINK

    Description: Trump (May '16 pic)Indiana employees of Carrier may have received an early Christmas present this week: learning they will keep jobs that were moving to Mexico.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: Election expert: Stein + recounts = 'Look at me!' LINK

    Description: While safely enjoying the free speech protection of the U.S. Constitution, the American media has been singing the praises of a Cuban dictator who quashed freedom, and killed and imprisoned his own people. 

    Author: Billy Davis,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: In the spotlight: Gov't waste LINK

    Description: Conservatives are optimistic that a Trump administration will bring positive changes to business as usual in Washington. But one badly needed change could be the most difficult of all: reigning in government waste and overspending. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: Christians in Nigeria dying for attention LINK

    Description: Christian villagers in Nigeria are pleading for protection by the government after more than 30 of them were slaughtered by yet another attack from radical Islamists. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: The 'Trump effect' on law enforcement LINK

    Description: After ISIS waged its first direct attack on Israel on Sunday – when four of its gunmen opened fire on Israeli soldiers – they were obliterated by Israeli warplanes stationed along Syria’s border in Golan Heights, which is occupied by Israeli troops.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: Christian university tied to abortion giant LINK

    Description: After reports earlier this year that Texas Christian University has close ties with Planned Parenthood,  there's news of another university in a similar situation.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Breaking news: Christianity discovered in TX church LINK

    Description: Gaines couple "Fixer Upper"The pushback is coming from all corners after left-wing website BuzzFeed published a hit piece about a Christian husband and wife featured on HGTV.

    Author: Chris Woodward,Billy Davis
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: The Price is right LINK

    Description: While pro-lifers are speaking very highly of Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a conservative pundit suggests that individual shouldn't expect a warm welcome from the bureaucrats within HHS.

    Author: Chad Groening,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Advice: Don't manufacture news, just report it LINK

    Description: Many in the mainstream media have been struggling with how they missed the rise of Donald Trump and the "unsettled majority" that put him into office. Thus far, they don't seem to be coming up with the right answer.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Samaritan's aids fleeing Iraqis LINK

    Description: At the same time Iraqi military forces and ISIS fighters battle over the country's second-largest city, a humanitarian group is helping refugees. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Romney finds few allies for Sec'y of State job LINK

    Description: An author and conservative political activist says it's likely that Mike Pence is supporting Mitt Romney as the secretary of state in the coming Donald Trump administration.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Horowitz: McCaul would be McHuge mistake LINK

    Description: A well-known conservative commentator isn't too impressed with one of the names being floated as Donald Trump's potential pick for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

    Author: Chris Woodward,Jody Brown
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Land: Trump tossing lifeline into PC swamp LINK

    Description: A tide of progressivism that is swamping everyone from bakers and florists to Johns Hopkins researchers and Christian colleges is about to be stopped, says a longtime political activist.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: Campus attack validates Trump's 'vetting' plan LINK

    Description: An Islamic scholar who is trying to reform his religion says Monday's terrorist attack at The Ohio State University illustrates the need for the "extreme vetting" President-elect Donald Trump has promised.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: A compliment, and a warning, for 'Hacksaw Ridge' LINK

    Description: "Hacksaw Ridge" stillA veteran movie critic is calling a film currently showing in theaters one of the most Christian-themed films of all-time.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: ALIPAC: Trump spot-on – illegals voted LINK

    Description: An immigration enforcement organization has compiled what it believes is solid evidence that supports President-elect Donald Trump's claims of mass voter fraud in the 2016 elections.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: For once, corporation says 'adios' to Mexico LINK

    Description: Trump (May '16 pic)Indiana employees of Carrier may have received an early Christmas present this week: learning they will keep jobs that were moving to Mexico.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: Election expert: Stein + recounts = 'Look at me!' LINK

    Description: While safely enjoying the free speech protection of the U.S. Constitution, the American media has been singing the praises of a Cuban dictator who quashed freedom, and killed and imprisoned his own people. 

    Author: Billy Davis,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: In the spotlight: Gov't waste LINK

    Description: Conservatives are optimistic that a Trump administration will bring positive changes to business as usual in Washington. But one badly needed change could be the most difficult of all: reigning in government waste and overspending. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: Christians in Nigeria dying for attention LINK

    Description: Christian villagers in Nigeria are pleading for protection by the government after more than 30 of them were slaughtered by yet another attack from radical Islamists. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: The 'Trump effect' on law enforcement LINK

    Description: After ISIS waged its first direct attack on Israel on Sunday – when four of its gunmen opened fire on Israeli soldiers – they were obliterated by Israeli warplanes stationed along Syria’s border in Golan Heights, which is occupied by Israeli troops.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: Christian university tied to abortion giant LINK

    Description: After reports earlier this year that Texas Christian University has close ties with Planned Parenthood,  there's news of another university in a similar situation.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Breaking news: Christianity discovered in TX church LINK

    Description: Gaines couple "Fixer Upper"The pushback is coming from all corners after left-wing website BuzzFeed published a hit piece about a Christian husband and wife featured on HGTV.

    Author: Chris Woodward,Billy Davis
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: The Price is right LINK

    Description: While pro-lifers are speaking very highly of Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a conservative pundit suggests that individual shouldn't expect a warm welcome from the bureaucrats within HHS.

    Author: Chad Groening,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Advice: Don't manufacture news, just report it LINK

    Description: Many in the mainstream media have been struggling with how they missed the rise of Donald Trump and the "unsettled majority" that put him into office. Thus far, they don't seem to be coming up with the right answer.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Samaritan's aids fleeing Iraqis LINK

    Description: At the same time Iraqi military forces and ISIS fighters battle over the country's second-largest city, a humanitarian group is helping refugees. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Romney finds few allies for Sec'y of State job LINK

    Description: An author and conservative political activist says it's likely that Mike Pence is supporting Mitt Romney as the secretary of state in the coming Donald Trump administration.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Horowitz: McCaul would be McHuge mistake LINK

    Description: A well-known conservative commentator isn't too impressed with one of the names being floated as Donald Trump's potential pick for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

    Author: Chris Woodward,Jody Brown
    Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

    Title: Land: Trump tossing lifeline into PC swamp LINK

    Description: A tide of progressivism that is swamping everyone from bakers and florists to Johns Hopkins researchers and Christian colleges is about to be stopped, says a longtime political activist.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: Campus attack validates Trump's 'vetting' plan LINK

    Description: An Islamic scholar who is trying to reform his religion says Monday's terrorist attack at The Ohio State University illustrates the need for the "extreme vetting" President-elect Donald Trump has promised.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: A compliment, and a warning, for 'Hacksaw Ridge' LINK

    Description: "Hacksaw Ridge" stillA veteran movie critic is calling a film currently showing in theaters one of the most Christian-themed films of all-time.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: ALIPAC: Trump spot-on – illegals voted LINK

    Description: An immigration enforcement organization has compiled what it believes is solid evidence that supports President-elect Donald Trump's claims of mass voter fraud in the 2016 elections.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: For once, corporation says 'adios' to Mexico LINK

    Description: Trump (May '16 pic)Indiana employees of Carrier may have received an early Christmas present this week: learning they will keep jobs that were moving to Mexico.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

    Title: Election expert: Stein + recounts = 'Look at me!' LINK

    Description: While safely enjoying the free speech protection of the U.S. Constitution, the American media has been singing the praises of a Cuban dictator who quashed freedom, and killed and imprisoned his own people. 

    Author: Billy Davis,Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: In the spotlight: Gov't waste LINK

    Description: Conservatives are optimistic that a Trump administration will bring positive changes to business as usual in Washington. But one badly needed change could be the most difficult of all: reigning in government waste and overspending. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: Christians in Nigeria dying for attention LINK

    Description: Christian villagers in Nigeria are pleading for protection by the government after more than 30 of them were slaughtered by yet another attack from radical Islamists. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: The 'Trump effect' on law enforcement LINK

    Description: After ISIS waged its first direct attack on Israel on Sunday – when four of its gunmen opened fire on Israeli soldiers – they were obliterated by Israeli warplanes stationed along Syria’s border in Golan Heights, which is occupied by Israeli troops.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

    Title: Christian university tied to abortion giant LINK

    Description: After reports earlier this year that Texas Christian University has close ties with Planned Parenthood,  there's news of another university in a similar situation.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016

    News from Christian News Wire 2 December 2016



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

    Censoring and Neutering Christmas
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Criminal Charges Filed Against Anglican Priest Arrested at San Bernardino Planned Parenthood
    LINK Contact: Contact: Allison Aranda, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 707-227-6675

    Evangelical Ministers Speak Out and Call on President-elect Trump to Protect and Safeguard Religious Freedom
    LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ministers ask that Mr. Trump clarify his position on a Muslim Database and ensure that no one is targeted or forced to register because of their religious beliefs.Freedom of religion is a cornerstone of the American experience and everyone should have the right to worship according to the dictates of their conscience without government intimidation or harassment.Establishing a Muslim Datab Source: Christian Defense Coalition

    Hijacking Christmas Turns Ugly
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    'Bad Santa 2' is a Cultural Marker
    LINK Contact: Catholic League,

    Conservative vs. YouTube
    LINK Conservative YouTube Channel Creator's Lawsuit against YouTube Well Underway

    Pastor Prescribes Faith to Millennials Struggling to Reconcile Their Feelings after the Presidential Election
    LINK Pastor Ellis D. Powell Aims to Build Bridges between the Church and Millennials, and Cultivate a Ministry That Is Plugged into Today's Mobile-Driven Culture

    Christmas Films Past and Present
    LINK Contact: Catholic League, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    National Bible Week Commemorating 75th Anniversary with Special Reading of the Bible on Floor of the US House of Representatives
    LINK National Bible Association with Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO) host bi-partisan event to include readings from the Bible on Tuesday November 15th, 2016.

    Survey Finds 60 Percent of Trump Voters Were Impacted by Pro-life, Pro-Religious Liberty GOP Platform
    LINK Survey also Finds Majority Support for Ability of Churches to Engage in Political SpeechContact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, Family Research Council, 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Family Research Council today released the results of a commissioned survey conducted by WPA Opinion Research showing that nearly 60 percent of Trump voters agreed that their vote was impacted by the Republican Party platform's "strong positions on unborn human life a Source: Family Research Council

    Macy's is Sliding
    LINK Contact: Catholic League, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Election 2016: Statement from Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
    LINK (See video message here.)

    Pastor Defends Speech in US Against International Law Claim
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 800-671-1776, Media@LC.org, Press Kit  SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 8, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Tomorrow Liberty Counsel will present oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) against Pastor Scott Lively, in which SMUG seeks to silence and impose significant financial penalties against Lively for speech about homosexuality in Uganda. The hearing concerns Lively's request for summary judgment to put an end to SMUG's egregious a Source: Liberty Counsel

    Obama's Edited Remarks on Religion
    LINK Contact: Catholic League, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Sunrise Prayer Relay Call for Prayer from Australia for American Elections -- Tuesday 8th November 2016
    LINK Contact: Pat Steele, +61-433-006-934; Warwick Marsh, +61-418-225-212; sunriseprayerrelay@gmail.com; www.sunriseprayerrelay.com

    Viguerie's PAC Launches Ads to Catholic Voters About Hillary's Anti-Catholic/Christian Bias
    LINK Contact: Richard Viguerie, 703-392-7676

    FRC Action Unveils Vote Scorecard for Second Session of 114th Congress
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, Family Research Council Action, 866-FRC-NEWS or 866-372-6397WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- FRC Action released its annual Vote Scorecard for Members of Congress and Senators showing which Members demonstrated an unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family and freedom during the second session of the 114th Congress. FRC Action may score additional votes for the 114th Congress as they wrap up their term at the end of Source: FRC Action

    Chief Justice Moore's Judges Announced
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 800-671-1776, Media@LC.org, Press Kit  MONTGOMERY, Ala, Nov. 4, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Governor Bentley announced the seven replacement judges who will preside over the appeal for Chief Justice Roy Moore. The final panel of judges were selected from a pool of 50 retired appellate justices and judges, circuit court judges, and district court judges and are as follows:

    Homeschooled Girl Hopes to Bring Millions More Christians to the Polls Via Pro-Trump Song
    LINK Contact: Kathy L., 239-580-7529

    'O'Neals' Off to a Bad Start
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: Texas Elector Resigns, Claims Trump Not 'Biblically Qualified' to Serve as President
    Description: Texas resident and Republican elector Art Sisneros chose to resign rather than cast a vote for Donald Trump or become a “faithless elector” and vote for someone else.

    LINK

    Title: Film on Genesis Coming to Theaters in February
    Description: A Christian film which will address the historicity of the biblical book of Genesis is coming to theaters for a single night at select theaters in February.

    LINK

    Title: Justin Bieber: ‘I Think Hell is Instagram’
    Description: Popstar Justin Bieber recently said during a concert that he thinks “hell is Instagram.”

    LINK

    Title: 5 Facts about AIDS and HIV on World AIDS Day
    Description: Today, December 1, marks World AIDS Day, a day to raise awareness of this disease, to support those living with it, and to remember those who have died from it.

    LINK

    Title: Liberty University Hires Controversial Baylor Athletic Director Involved in Rape Scandal
    Description: Liberty University has hired the former Baylor Athletic Director who resigned after an alleged sexual assault by members of the football team.

    LINK

    Title: ‘Castro’s Death Won’t End Repression of Cuban Church’
    Description: The death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro will not reduce the harassment and surveillance to which the Church is already subjected, an analyst at the charity Open Doors has warned.

    LINK

    Title: Muslim Extremists in Egypt Torch Coptic Christian Homes, Businesses
    Description: Assailants suspect Copts of turning center into church building.

    LINK

    Title: Washington D.C. Celebrates Christmas with National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Description: Today in the nation’s capital, thousands of people will be present for the ninety-fourth annual Christian tree-lighting ceremony.

    LINK

    Title: Iranian Rights Groups Decry Treatment of Christians
    Description: Iranian and European human rights and religious rights organisations have urged the international community to use new opportunities for trade with Iran to hold the government there to account over its treatment of Christian converts.

    LINK

    Title: Indonesia’s Only Christian Governor Questioned by Police amid ‘Blasphemy’ Furore
    Description: The only Christian governor in Indonesia is being investigated by police as a suspect in a blasphemy case, amid on-going calls from Muslim groups for his imprisonment.

    LINK

    Title: Faith Leads Texas GOP Elector to Resign Rather Than Cast Trump Ballot
    Description: Art Sisneros considers his pledge to cast an electoral ballot for Donald Trump a sin. The Texas Republican said he should never have promised to support a candidate “biblically” unfit to serve as president.

    LINK

    Title: Bridging the Digital Divide, Company Gives Churches Free Websites
    Description: Members of Trueworship Tabernacle used to walk their Corpus Christi, Texas, neighborhood, passing out fliers about upcoming events. But in March, the small, multicultural church got a new website.

    LINK

    Title: Dollywood Employee Finds Burned Bible Page after Wildfires
    Description: The page appears to be from the first chapter of Joel from the King James Version of the Bible.

    LINK

    Title: 'Fixer Upper' Stars under Fire for Allegedly Opposing Same-Sex Marriage
    Description: Chip and Joanna Gaines, the Stars of the popular show “Fixer Upper” have come under fire recently for allegedly being opposed to same-sex marriage.

    LINK

    Title: Donors Pledge $2.2 Billion to Help Central African Republic Recover
    Description: The President of the Evangelical Alliance in the Central African Republic has praised the international community’s pledge of US$2.2 billion to help reconstruct a county ravaged by three years of civil war.

  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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