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  • News From ChristianPost.com 11 December 2016



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    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Fired for supporting Trump, Fox anchor shoots back LINK

    Description: A recent nationwide study shows that more than four out of 10 evangelicals in America believe that physician-assisted suicide is “morally acceptable.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

    Title: Attorney: Lawsuit basically a new form of 'jihad' LINK

    Description: The coming months will tell if Donald Trump and the Republican Party beef up security on the U.S-Mexico border, but thousands of people living south of it seem convinced they will.

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: An ironic twist to Trump's EPA pick LINK

    Description: Pruitt, E. Scott (Trump's EPA selection)Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has created hysteria and panic among liberals, but an expert says Scott Pruitt could actually make the agency run more efficiently.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: What really happens to aborted babies' bodies? LINK

    Description: There is now a call for states to pass laws regulating the disposal of remains of aborted babies.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: Paying off ISIS to save Christians' lives … LINK

    Description: Even though critics believe that there may reasons for negative opinions toward the Dakota Access Pipeline, one expert on the matter insists that they have nothing to do with Native American groups and other opponents.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: 'Kill Trump' skit criticized for lack of punishment LINK

    Description: Parents in Texas were right to be outraged over a high school skit depicting the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump, says a black conservative. 

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: Pro-lifer defends 'Right to Know' booklet LINK

    Description: A pro-life activist is defending a state-issued booklet in Texas that abortion clinics are required to hand out to women seeking abortions. 

    Author: Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: SAGE Cons praying Trump earns their respect LINK

    Description: Politically engaged evangelicals went to bat for Donald Trump on Election Day 2016 – and a Christian pollster predicts they're now going to ask the president-elect to come through for them.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: Liberals: Trump's EPA pick will doom the planet LINK

    Description: Pruitt, E. Scott (Trump's EPA selection)Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state is an ongoing guessing game, but it's his choice of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency that's making headlines this week. 

    Author: Chris Woodward,Billy Davis
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: In the crosshairs: Corporate advocacy of LGBT lifestyle LINK

    Description: An atheist group is threatening a lawsuit to remove an Ohio city's nativity scene, arguing it is unconstitutional, but one legal expert argues that according to legal precedent established by the nation’s highest court, it is not.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: 720 homeschoolers helped GOP win 11 Senate races LINK

    Description: A group of more than 720 homeschoolers played a key role in helping win United States Senate races in last month's elections.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: Petraeus poor pick for gun rights? LINK

    Description: A recent nationwide study shows that more than four out of 10 evangelicals in America believe that physician-assisted suicide is “morally acceptable.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

    Title: Attorney: Lawsuit basically a new form of 'jihad' LINK

    Description: The coming months will tell if Donald Trump and the Republican Party beef up security on the U.S-Mexico border, but thousands of people living south of it seem convinced they will.

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: An ironic twist to Trump's EPA pick LINK

    Description: Pruitt, E. Scott (Trump's EPA selection)Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has created hysteria and panic among liberals, but an expert says Scott Pruitt could actually make the agency run more efficiently.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: What really happens to aborted babies' bodies? LINK

    Description: There is now a call for states to pass laws regulating the disposal of remains of aborted babies.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: Paying off ISIS to save Christians' lives … LINK

    Description: Even though critics believe that there may reasons for negative opinions toward the Dakota Access Pipeline, one expert on the matter insists that they have nothing to do with Native American groups and other opponents.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: 'Kill Trump' skit criticized for lack of punishment LINK

    Description: Parents in Texas were right to be outraged over a high school skit depicting the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump, says a black conservative. 

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: Pro-lifer defends 'Right to Know' booklet LINK

    Description: A pro-life activist is defending a state-issued booklet in Texas that abortion clinics are required to hand out to women seeking abortions. 

    Author: Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: SAGE Cons praying Trump earns their respect LINK

    Description: Politically engaged evangelicals went to bat for Donald Trump on Election Day 2016 – and a Christian pollster predicts they're now going to ask the president-elect to come through for them.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: Liberals: Trump's EPA pick will doom the planet LINK

    Description: Pruitt, E. Scott (Trump's EPA selection)Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state is an ongoing guessing game, but it's his choice of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency that's making headlines this week. 

    Author: Chris Woodward,Billy Davis
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: In the crosshairs: Corporate advocacy of LGBT lifestyle LINK

    Description: An atheist group is threatening a lawsuit to remove an Ohio city's nativity scene, arguing it is unconstitutional, but one legal expert argues that according to legal precedent established by the nation’s highest court, it is not.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: 720 homeschoolers helped GOP win 11 Senate races LINK

    Description: A group of more than 720 homeschoolers played a key role in helping win United States Senate races in last month's elections.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: Petraeus poor pick for gun rights? LINK

    Description: A recent nationwide study shows that more than four out of 10 evangelicals in America believe that physician-assisted suicide is “morally acceptable.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

    Title: Attorney: Lawsuit basically a new form of 'jihad' LINK

    Description: The coming months will tell if Donald Trump and the Republican Party beef up security on the U.S-Mexico border, but thousands of people living south of it seem convinced they will.

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: An ironic twist to Trump's EPA pick LINK

    Description: Pruitt, E. Scott (Trump's EPA selection)Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has created hysteria and panic among liberals, but an expert says Scott Pruitt could actually make the agency run more efficiently.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: What really happens to aborted babies' bodies? LINK

    Description: There is now a call for states to pass laws regulating the disposal of remains of aborted babies.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: Paying off ISIS to save Christians' lives … LINK

    Description: Even though critics believe that there may reasons for negative opinions toward the Dakota Access Pipeline, one expert on the matter insists that they have nothing to do with Native American groups and other opponents.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: 'Kill Trump' skit criticized for lack of punishment LINK

    Description: Parents in Texas were right to be outraged over a high school skit depicting the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump, says a black conservative. 

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: Pro-lifer defends 'Right to Know' booklet LINK

    Description: A pro-life activist is defending a state-issued booklet in Texas that abortion clinics are required to hand out to women seeking abortions. 

    Author: Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
    Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016

    Title: SAGE Cons praying Trump earns their respect LINK

    Description: Politically engaged evangelicals went to bat for Donald Trump on Election Day 2016 – and a Christian pollster predicts they're now going to ask the president-elect to come through for them.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: Liberals: Trump's EPA pick will doom the planet LINK

    Description: Pruitt, E. Scott (Trump's EPA selection)Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state is an ongoing guessing game, but it's his choice of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency that's making headlines this week. 

    Author: Chris Woodward,Billy Davis
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: In the crosshairs: Corporate advocacy of LGBT lifestyle LINK

    Description: An atheist group is threatening a lawsuit to remove an Ohio city's nativity scene, arguing it is unconstitutional, but one legal expert argues that according to legal precedent established by the nation’s highest court, it is not.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: 720 homeschoolers helped GOP win 11 Senate races LINK

    Description: A group of more than 720 homeschoolers played a key role in helping win United States Senate races in last month's elections.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    Title: Petraeus poor pick for gun rights? LINK

    Description: A pro-gun organization is expressing strong opposition to former Central Intelligence (CIA) Director David Petraeus from being selected by President-elect Trump to be secretary of state.

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

    News from Christian News Wire 11 December 2016



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

    Pastor Responds to Crimes Against Humanity Charge
    LINK Contact: Public Relations Department, 407-875-1776, 407-462-9715 cell, Media@LC.org; www.LC.org

    Santa's Back at Hillsboro
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Presentation of Report: Coordinating Humanitarian Efforts to Protect Iraqi and Syrian Minorities
    LINK Contact: World Council of Churches, +41 79 507 6363; www.oikoumene.org/press

    King, Gardner, Hoye, Nelson Launch Project: 'Let's Say Merry Christmas Again'
    LINK Contact: Day Gardner, 202-834-0844

    Trump will be Religion-Friendly
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Franklin City Council Keeps Nativity Despite Threats
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 800-671-1776, Media@LC.org, Press Kit  FRANKLIN, Penn., Dec. 8, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Franklin City Council has elected to maintain a Nativity display in Bandstand Park despite an anonymous demand letter received on Monday from two local residents in Seneca. The letter's authors, "RM, SJ and family," copied the email to the atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and stated that a Nativity display is a violation of chur Source: Liberty Counsel

    Diversity = Intolerance
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Counter to Atheist Group Attacks on Christmas Display
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 800-671-1776, Media@LC.org, Press Kit  ST. BERNARD, Ohio, Dec. 7, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberty Counsel countered an atheist group and has offered to provide pro bono assistance to the city of St. Bernard against a demand from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which wrongfully claims that a Nativity display be removed from the lawn of the City Hall.

    Atheists and Satanists -- One and the Same
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Suspect Circumstances Lead to Activist's Death, Family Demands Autopsy
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid Media Team, 432-553-1080 cell, 888-889-7757, 432-689-6985, media@chinaaid.org  MIDLAND, Texas, Dec. 6, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Family members are demanding an independently-conducted autopsy following the mysterious death of an imprisoned Christian and veteran human rights activist on Tuesday.Peng Ming, a pro-democracy dissident known for establishing the China Development Union (also known as the China Development Federation) and publishing a work offe Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    HSLDA Sues New York City Over Homeschool Hang-ups
    LINK Contact: Michael Farris, Jr., Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), 540-338-5600, mfarrisjr@hslda.org

    Nativity Scenes Belong In NYC Schools
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Christmas According to Marx and Lenin, by Ronald Reagan
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 800-671-1776, Media@LC.org, Press Kit  ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Between his campaign against President Gerald Ford in 1975-76 and his race against Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan delivered more than 1,000 radio broadcasts. In fact, Mr. Reagan wrote most of those three-minute broadcasts himself. In one broadcast during the Christmas season, Reagan shared a story about Christmas in the Ukraine before and after communism.

    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

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: UPDATE: Turkey Jails US Pastor for ‘Terrorism’
    Description: A Turkish judge sent Rev. Andrew Brunson to prison in Izmir today, 64 days after the US pastor and his wife, Norine, were detained on 7 Oct. under Interior Ministry deportation orders.

    LINK

    Title: Washington Post Reporter Warns Evangelicals about Their Rhetoric against ‘The Media’
    Description: Washington Post religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey recently warned evangelicals about “dangerous” consequences of their rhetoric against mainstream media outlets and increasing reliance on opinion sites that do not have the built-in safeguards traditional news organizations have in place.

    LINK

    Title: The Search for the Christmas Star
    Description: One astrophysicist has a new theory about the sky over Bethlehem when Jesus was born.

    LINK

    Title: Former Astronaut John Glenn Dies
    Description: Time in space gave Glenn an awe of the universe.

    LINK

    Title: Compassion International Faces Eviction from India
    Description: Time may be running out for Christian charities in the world’s largest democracy.

    LINK

    Title: African Conflicts Displaced More Than 2 Million People in 2015
    Description: Report says the numbers continue to rise.

    LINK

    Title: Congress Passes First Bill Devoted to Fighting Boko Haram
    Description: The proposal details a five-year plan including military and humanitarian aid.

    LINK

    Title: Mother Sues Abortionists for Misleading Consent Forms
    Description: New Mexico woman says she wasn’t told her baby would be used for research.

    LINK

    Title: Reba McEntire Says God Helped Her through Painful Divorce: ‘God’s Way is the Best Way’
    Description: Country singer Reba McEntire said that it was God who strengthened her so that she was able to overcome a painful divorce and to keep moving forward.

    LINK

    Title: Young Boys Being Indoctrinated by Boko Haram to Kill Their Christian Teachers
    Description: The Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram has reportedly begun indoctrinating young boys to attack and kill their Christian teachers.

    LINK

    Title: Hostage Negotiator Who Helped Rescue Sherri Papini is a Member of Bethel Church
    Description: While some are questioning Bethel Church member and hostage negotiator Cameron Gamble, others are praising him for helping to negotiate the release of a mother and wife.

    LINK

    Title: Huge Dust Storm Over Israeli Border Forms ‘Hand of God’ Protection from ISIS
    Description: Many believe the massive dust storm over the Golan Heights at the border of Israel last week was a miracle of God’s “divine intervention” to protect the nation.

    LINK

    Title: Senior Cleric Says British Government Has Failed Middle East Christians
    Description: A senior British cleric, along with other members of the Anglican clergy, have signed an open letter of protest to the British government, alleging that the government has neglected to recognize the plight of Christians in the Middle East.

    LINK

    Title: Macy’s No Longer Gives Funds to Planned Parenthood
    Description: Macy’s department store is no longer giving funds to Planned Parenthood, according to a watchdog group.

    LINK

    Title: Christian Couple Thankful Their Conjoined Twins Survived Risky Surgery
    Description: A pair of conjoined twins recently underwent a risky surgery while their Christian parents prayed and trusted God with the outcome.

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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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