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  • News From ChristianPost.com 24 February 2018



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    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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    Title: Trump's 50% approval trumps Obama's 45% LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump’s 50-percent approval rating shows that at least half of “Likely U.S. Voters” in a recognized national poll are happy with his job performance – 5 percentage points higher than former President Barack Obama’s approval rating of 45 percent registered on the same date during his term.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Listen with your heart, but don't make policy right now LINK

    Description: A conservative political consultant says sound thought and reasoning – not emotion – should prevail when it comes to drafting new policies governing access to guns.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Dems dreaming of impeachment if GOP stays home LINK

    Description: Republicans will get pummeled in the 2018 midterm elections if conservatives choose to stay home, says a veteran conservative activist.  

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Abbas threatens with terrorism if U.S. stops funds LINK

    Description: While addressing the United Nations Security Council Tuesday, Palestinian Authority (P.A.) President Mahmoud Abbas threatened the United States that the Palestinians would unleash a litany of Islamic terrorists if the Trump administration cuts tens of million of dollars in funding originally planned to go toward Palestinian “refugees.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Gun owners holding listening session, too LINK

    Description: A gun rights advocate says Democrats hoping to energize their base after a tragic school shooting may be energizing gun owners instead. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: 'Veneer' of euthanasia is being peeled back LINK

    Description: Records show an increasing number of people in Belgium are being euthanized without having agreed to it.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: No father-daughter dance – unless it's gender-neutral LINK

    Description: A 12-year-old boy in Norway is back at home after being removed from his home by police because his parents chose homeschooling.  

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Under Obama, African diversity-visa immigration skyrocketed LINK

    Description: A federal report on immigration from Africa to the United States reveals that under the Obama administration, the diversity visa lottery exploded to 50 percent of the program’s total immigrant population – a 21-percent increase from 1995.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Chopping food stamp choices...and taxpayers' dollars LINK

    Description: It was a controversial ruling an Ohio judge said was best for a transgender teenager but the decision is making headlines after the parents were left behind. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

    Title: CCHF: Biometric ID technology a threat to health freedom LINK

    Description: A new report released by a group dedicated to securing health freedom is voicing its concerns about efforts involving national identification.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Trump's 50% approval trumps Obama's 45% LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump’s 50-percent approval rating shows that at least half of “Likely U.S. Voters” in a recognized national poll are happy with his job performance – 5 percentage points higher than former President Barack Obama’s approval rating of 45 percent registered on the same date during his term.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Listen with your heart, but don't make policy right now LINK

    Description: A conservative political consultant says sound thought and reasoning – not emotion – should prevail when it comes to drafting new policies governing access to guns.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Dems dreaming of impeachment if GOP stays home LINK

    Description: Republicans will get pummeled in the 2018 midterm elections if conservatives choose to stay home, says a veteran conservative activist.  

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Abbas threatens with terrorism if U.S. stops funds LINK

    Description: While addressing the United Nations Security Council Tuesday, Palestinian Authority (P.A.) President Mahmoud Abbas threatened the United States that the Palestinians would unleash a litany of Islamic terrorists if the Trump administration cuts tens of million of dollars in funding originally planned to go toward Palestinian “refugees.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Gun owners holding listening session, too LINK

    Description: A gun rights advocate says Democrats hoping to energize their base after a tragic school shooting may be energizing gun owners instead. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: 'Veneer' of euthanasia is being peeled back LINK

    Description: Records show an increasing number of people in Belgium are being euthanized without having agreed to it.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: No father-daughter dance – unless it's gender-neutral LINK

    Description: A 12-year-old boy in Norway is back at home after being removed from his home by police because his parents chose homeschooling.  

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Under Obama, African diversity-visa immigration skyrocketed LINK

    Description: A federal report on immigration from Africa to the United States reveals that under the Obama administration, the diversity visa lottery exploded to 50 percent of the program’s total immigrant population – a 21-percent increase from 1995.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Chopping food stamp choices...and taxpayers' dollars LINK

    Description: It was a controversial ruling an Ohio judge said was best for a transgender teenager but the decision is making headlines after the parents were left behind. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

    Title: CCHF: Biometric ID technology a threat to health freedom LINK

    Description: A new report released by a group dedicated to securing health freedom is voicing its concerns about efforts involving national identification.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Trump's 50% approval trumps Obama's 45% LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump’s 50-percent approval rating shows that at least half of “Likely U.S. Voters” in a recognized national poll are happy with his job performance – 5 percentage points higher than former President Barack Obama’s approval rating of 45 percent registered on the same date during his term.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Listen with your heart, but don't make policy right now LINK

    Description: A conservative political consultant says sound thought and reasoning – not emotion – should prevail when it comes to drafting new policies governing access to guns.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Dems dreaming of impeachment if GOP stays home LINK

    Description: Republicans will get pummeled in the 2018 midterm elections if conservatives choose to stay home, says a veteran conservative activist.  

    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Abbas threatens with terrorism if U.S. stops funds LINK

    Description: While addressing the United Nations Security Council Tuesday, Palestinian Authority (P.A.) President Mahmoud Abbas threatened the United States that the Palestinians would unleash a litany of Islamic terrorists if the Trump administration cuts tens of million of dollars in funding originally planned to go toward Palestinian “refugees.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Gun owners holding listening session, too LINK

    Description: A gun rights advocate says Democrats hoping to energize their base after a tragic school shooting may be energizing gun owners instead. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: 'Veneer' of euthanasia is being peeled back LINK

    Description: Records show an increasing number of people in Belgium are being euthanized without having agreed to it.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: No father-daughter dance – unless it's gender-neutral LINK

    Description: A 12-year-old boy in Norway is back at home after being removed from his home by police because his parents chose homeschooling.  

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Under Obama, African diversity-visa immigration skyrocketed LINK

    Description: A federal report on immigration from Africa to the United States reveals that under the Obama administration, the diversity visa lottery exploded to 50 percent of the program’s total immigrant population – a 21-percent increase from 1995.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

    Title: Chopping food stamp choices...and taxpayers' dollars LINK

    Description: It was a controversial ruling an Ohio judge said was best for a transgender teenager but the decision is making headlines after the parents were left behind. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

    Title: CCHF: Biometric ID technology a threat to health freedom LINK

    Description: A new report released by a group dedicated to securing health freedom is voicing its concerns about efforts involving national identification.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

    News from Christian News Wire 24 February 2018



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

    International Religious Freedom Issues Can Transcend the Partisan Divide in Congress
    LINK 21Wilberforce releases 115th Congress Interim International

    Ratio Christi Chapter Sues Kennesaw State for Relegating Pro-life Display to Tiny 'Speech Zone'
    LINK Contact: ADF Media Relations, 480-4440020, www.adfmedia.org/home/connect INDIAN TRAIL, N.C., Feb. 22, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance's chapter at Kennesaw State University filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to challenge policies that officials used to relegate its pro-life display to a "speech zone" that makes up less than 0.08 percent of the 405-acre campus."Public universities are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas Source: Ratio Christi

    Christians Beware of Unilever
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org  

    After Passing of Billy Graham, Capitol Hill Evangelist Pays Tribute to Ministerial Exemplar and Expresses Personal Regret
    LINK Contact: Melinda Ronn, 202-380-9713

    'Millionaire Abortionist' v. Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors Federal Trial Resumes
    LINK Abortion Clinic Owner Compares Taliban's "Misogyny" to Life Advocates' Beliefs in Federal Court

    KY Schools Discriminate Against Good News Clubs
    LINK Contact: Rachel Hamel, Corporate Communications Manager, Child Evangelism Fellowship, 636-456-4321 ext. 1177

    Comedy Central Exec Threatens Church
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org  

    Winter Olympics Promotes Homosexuality as Principle 6 is Pushed
    LINK Contact: 4 Winds Christian Athletics, 608-469-7956

    Trump's Bid to Ax the NEA
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org  

    FBI Agent and Attorney Who Attacked and Demonized President Trump Attack and Demean the Pro-life Movement in Recently Released Hate Filled Texts
    LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741, revmahoney@aol.comWASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page describing the pro-life community in the texts said, they "hated these people," referred to hundreds of thousands of peaceful people participating in the annual March for Life as "F*cking marchers," and "Assholes," and hoped they could "cancel the  permit" for the event.Member Source: Christian Defense Coalition

    Controversy Hits Two Catholic Schools
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Declassified FBI Texts Demonstrate Bias Against Anti-Abortion Activists
    LINK Declassified FBI Texts Demonstrate Bias Against Anti-Abortion Activists

    Child Evangelism Fellowship Wins Permanent Injunction Against Indiana School District
    LINK Contact: Rachel Hamel, Corporate Communications Manager, Child Evangelism Fellowship, 636-456-4321 ext 1177

    FBI Agent Lisa Page Hates Pro-Lifers
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a tweet yesterday by Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist and Fox News (forwarded to him by Catholic author Bill Doino):

    Reading 'Pilgrim's Progress' is Not an Evil Cult Activity
    LINK Contact: Brynne Lawrence, ChinaAid, 432-553-1080, media@chinaaid.org

    14 Christians Vanish into Police Custody
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid, 432-689-6985 office, 432-553-1080 media phone, media@chinaaid.orgWENZHOU, Zhejiang, China, Feb. 1, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- 14 Christian house church leaders vanished in China's coastal Zhejiang province on Jan. 13, the latest in a saga of China's serial persecution of religion.The Christians, all leaders of China's underground house church movement's Middle Eastern evangelism network, are believed to be in the custody of Chinese state sec Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    ChinaAid Publishes Top 10 Persecution Cases Report
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid.org,432-689-6985,432-553-1080,media@chinaaid.org  MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. 1, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- ChinaAid released its annual Top 10 Persecution Cases report yesterday, providing an in-depth look into China's most prominent persecution cases from January-December 2017. Photo: "Pastor Zhang Shaojie has been in prison for his faith since 2013. Last year, authorities officially revoked his ordination and deposed him. His case is one of many highligh Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    Black Robed Regiment: ARISE!
    LINK Contact: Dr. Scott Lively, 413-250-0984, sdllaw@gmail.com

    Evangelist Alveda King: Can Anything Good Come from President Trump? Yes! Happy Paychecks
    LINK Contact: Leslie Palma, 732-757-9087

    FRC's Tony Perkins Travels to Guatemala, Meets with President Jimmy Morales
    LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, 866-FRC-NEWS or 866-372-6397 GUATEMALA CITY, Jan. 26, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins traveled with a small delegation of evangelical leaders to Guatemala City to meet with President Jimmy Morales, Vice President Jafeth Cabrera and key members of the Morales administration to commend Guatemala for recognizing Jerusalem as the undivided, eternal capital of Israel, and discuss other vital issues such as his Source: Family Research Council

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: Former President Jimmy Carter Will be Liberty University's Commencement Speaker
    Description: Former President Jimmy Carter will be Liberty University’s commencement speaker in May.

    LINK

    Title: At the Olympics, Thousands of Missionaries Compete for Souls
    Description: To those watching on TV, religion may seem absent from the Winter Olympic Games. Away from the spotlight, though, an estimated 3,000 missionaries are on hand.

    LINK

    Title: Ruth Graham: The Silent Rock behind a Famous Evangelist
    Description: Throughout the six decades of Billy Graham’s career, his wife, Ruth Bell Graham, served as the only true constant in his life other than his faith.

    LINK

    Title: US Faces Disappointment in the 2018 Winter Olympics
    Description: This year, it was starting to look like the U.S. would be closer to repeating their less impressive medal counts from the 90s.

    LINK

    Title: Rev. Billy Graham Will Lie in Honor in the US Capitol Rotunda: Public Invited to Pay Their Respects
    Description: A government press release issued today states that the late Rev. Billy Graham would be brought to the U.S. Capitol on Wed. Feb. 28th, where he will lie in honor in the Rotunda until Thursday, March 1.

    LINK

    Title: Is Billy Graham’s Death Opening Up an Opportunity to Share the Gospel?
    Description: Since Reverend Billy Graham's death, many prominent cultural figures have been given the opportunity to speak about Rev. Graham's impact on their lives. In doing so, they have also been able to share the Gospel worldwide.

    LINK

    Title: Billy Graham's Lasting Legacy: Preacher, Evangelist, Servant of God
    Description: Billy Graham is undoubtedly one of the most famous evangelists in history.

    LINK

    Title: President Trump Supports Proposal to Arm Teachers
    Description: President Donald Trump says arming teachers could help stop school shootings.

    LINK

    Title: Offstage and On, Billy Graham’s Ministry Was a Team Effort
    Description: Evangelist Billy Graham, who died Wednesday (Feb. 21) at age 99, was the name and face behind the microphone at many a crusade stage. But the members of what became known as the “Billy Graham team” — on and off that stage — were an integral part of his ministry.

    LINK

    Title: Billy Graham Never Lived in Texas but Belonged to a Dallas Church for 54 Years
    Description: Graham formally placed membership at First Baptist Dallas — where the late Rev. W.A. Criswell was the longtime pastor — even though he didn’t live in Texas. He never would. But Graham maintained that membership for more than 54 years.

    LINK

    Title: Billy Graham Leaves a Positive Interfaith Legacy, with a Few Blemishes
    Description: When the National Archives released audiotapes in 2002 that revealed evangelist Billy Graham making anti-Semitic remarks during a conversation with President Richard Nixon, the incident was a rare tarnish on the otherwise rosy history between the prominent evangelical leader and the Jewish community.

    LINK

    Title: Where Did Billy Graham Preach and What Was His Largest Crowd?
    Description: Evangelist Billy Graham gained attention in 1949, with a crusade in Los Angeles. Across the decades, he preached to more than 210 million people in more than 185 countries across the world, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

    LINK

    Title: A Timeline of the Life of Billy Graham
    Description: Evangelist Billy Graham died on Wednesday (Feb. 21). Here is a timeline of his life:

    LINK

    Title: ‘Just As I Am’ Was Billy Graham’s Signature Hymn
    Description: For evangelist Billy Graham, it all came down to the “invitation,” the climactic point at the end of his crusades when he invited people to leave their seats and “make a decision for Christ.”

    LINK

    Title: Graham Recalled as Fearless Preacher, Media Pioneer
    Description: Reaction to the passing of Billy Graham came quickly after his death Wednesday (Feb. 21).

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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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