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    Title: Study: Pain a minor reason for those requesting suicide drugs LINK

    Description: A study on doctor-assisted suicide in Oregon points to solutions other than terminating the lives of people with a lethal drug. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Lawmakers being urged to end gruesome abortions LINK

    Description: Texas residents are being called upon to give lawmakers a nudge on pro-life bills.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: San Diego: Islam is awesome and we are its prophet LINK

    Description: 'It's Islam stupid!' signA pro-family activist says he's appalled by a California public school system and its plans to become an apologist for Islam. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Anglicans challenge Church of England's homosexual agenda LINK

    Description: As the Church of England continues to soften its stance on homosexuality, conservative Anglican leaders are preparing to unleash their “nuclear option” by moving to elect their own bishop to depose Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby over his embracing of same-sex “marriage.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Rent-a-mob hits Heritage LINK

    Description: A newly released study reveals that evangelicals and Pentecostals are persecuted more than any other Christians on the face of the planet – a fact that is mainly credited to their passion to evangelize … even in regions that are hostile to Christianity.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: ADF documents perils of liberal logic LINK

    Description: It's not news that college students are subjected to propaganda from their liberal professors, but a conservative group interviewed some students to test the limits of their logic – and to prove a point.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Residents fighting secretive city ordinance LINK

    Description:

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: A wish for a non-political surgeon general LINK

    Description: A critic of the now-former U.S. surgeon general thinks his resignation came at the appropriate time. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: Saudi Arabia appointed to women's rights body – no joke LINK

    Description: A pro-border enforcement group says the Trump administration may be leaving a controversial Obama-era policy in place as a bargaining chip to negotiate with Democrats. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: Coke called on carpet re: human rights LINK

    Description: In what might be a sign that the Democrats are running as hard as they can to the left, DNC chairman Tom Perez is swearing – literally – to keep pro-lifers out of the party.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: Pro-lifers film alleged assault of Catholic priest LINK

    Description: A pro-abortion activist is facing criminal charges in Ohio after she allegedly struck a Catholic priest with her automobile.  

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017

    Title: A lesson to learn: Be a parent, parents LINK

    Description: Details continue to pour in after 50-year old Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins was found with his 15-year old student in California. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017

    Title: 'Limited waivers' for states – the road to passage? LINK

    Description: A study on doctor-assisted suicide in Oregon points to solutions other than terminating the lives of people with a lethal drug. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Lawmakers being urged to end gruesome abortions LINK

    Description: Texas residents are being called upon to give lawmakers a nudge on pro-life bills.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: San Diego: Islam is awesome and we are its prophet LINK

    Description: 'It's Islam stupid!' signA pro-family activist says he's appalled by a California public school system and its plans to become an apologist for Islam. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Anglicans challenge Church of England's homosexual agenda LINK

    Description: As the Church of England continues to soften its stance on homosexuality, conservative Anglican leaders are preparing to unleash their “nuclear option” by moving to elect their own bishop to depose Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby over his embracing of same-sex “marriage.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Rent-a-mob hits Heritage LINK

    Description: A newly released study reveals that evangelicals and Pentecostals are persecuted more than any other Christians on the face of the planet – a fact that is mainly credited to their passion to evangelize … even in regions that are hostile to Christianity.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: ADF documents perils of liberal logic LINK

    Description: It's not news that college students are subjected to propaganda from their liberal professors, but a conservative group interviewed some students to test the limits of their logic – and to prove a point.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Residents fighting secretive city ordinance LINK

    Description:

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: A wish for a non-political surgeon general LINK

    Description: A critic of the now-former U.S. surgeon general thinks his resignation came at the appropriate time. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: Saudi Arabia appointed to women's rights body – no joke LINK

    Description: A pro-border enforcement group says the Trump administration may be leaving a controversial Obama-era policy in place as a bargaining chip to negotiate with Democrats. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: Coke called on carpet re: human rights LINK

    Description: In what might be a sign that the Democrats are running as hard as they can to the left, DNC chairman Tom Perez is swearing – literally – to keep pro-lifers out of the party.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: Pro-lifers film alleged assault of Catholic priest LINK

    Description: A pro-abortion activist is facing criminal charges in Ohio after she allegedly struck a Catholic priest with her automobile.  

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017

    Title: A lesson to learn: Be a parent, parents LINK

    Description: Details continue to pour in after 50-year old Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins was found with his 15-year old student in California. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017

    Title: 'Limited waivers' for states – the road to passage? LINK

    Description: A study on doctor-assisted suicide in Oregon points to solutions other than terminating the lives of people with a lethal drug. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Lawmakers being urged to end gruesome abortions LINK

    Description: Texas residents are being called upon to give lawmakers a nudge on pro-life bills.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: San Diego: Islam is awesome and we are its prophet LINK

    Description: 'It's Islam stupid!' signA pro-family activist says he's appalled by a California public school system and its plans to become an apologist for Islam. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Anglicans challenge Church of England's homosexual agenda LINK

    Description: As the Church of England continues to soften its stance on homosexuality, conservative Anglican leaders are preparing to unleash their “nuclear option” by moving to elect their own bishop to depose Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby over his embracing of same-sex “marriage.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Rent-a-mob hits Heritage LINK

    Description: A newly released study reveals that evangelicals and Pentecostals are persecuted more than any other Christians on the face of the planet – a fact that is mainly credited to their passion to evangelize … even in regions that are hostile to Christianity.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: ADF documents perils of liberal logic LINK

    Description: It's not news that college students are subjected to propaganda from their liberal professors, but a conservative group interviewed some students to test the limits of their logic – and to prove a point.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017

    Title: Residents fighting secretive city ordinance LINK

    Description:

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: A wish for a non-political surgeon general LINK

    Description: A critic of the now-former U.S. surgeon general thinks his resignation came at the appropriate time. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: Saudi Arabia appointed to women's rights body – no joke LINK

    Description: A pro-border enforcement group says the Trump administration may be leaving a controversial Obama-era policy in place as a bargaining chip to negotiate with Democrats. 

    Author: Chad Groening,Billy Davis
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: Coke called on carpet re: human rights LINK

    Description: In what might be a sign that the Democrats are running as hard as they can to the left, DNC chairman Tom Perez is swearing – literally – to keep pro-lifers out of the party.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    Title: Pro-lifers film alleged assault of Catholic priest LINK

    Description: A pro-abortion activist is facing criminal charges in Ohio after she allegedly struck a Catholic priest with her automobile.  

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017

    Title: A lesson to learn: Be a parent, parents LINK

    Description: Details continue to pour in after 50-year old Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins was found with his 15-year old student in California. 

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017

    Title: 'Limited waivers' for states – the road to passage? LINK

    Description: People and organizations continue to share thoughts on a reported compromise with the American Health Care Act.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017

    News from Christian News Wire 27 April 2017



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

    Planned Parenthood Gala is Sick
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Possenti Society Says Mass Murder of Christians Demands Gun Defense
    LINK Contact: John Snyder, St. Gabriel Possenti Society, 202-239-8005, gundean@gmail.com

    Religious Liberty Attacked in California
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Hobby Lobby CEO and Founder Releases New Book, Shares Inside Details of the 2014 Supreme Court Case
    LINK Book Explains Who is the True Owner of Hobby Lobby and Encourages Readers to Live Generously to Impact Future Generations

    Good News Club Victory in Aloha State
    LINK Contact: Rachel Hamel, Child Evangelism Fellowship®, 636-456-4321 ext 1177

    Special Court Affirms Chief Justice Moore's Removal
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 20, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Special Court of retired judges, sitting as the Alabama Supreme Court, has issued its decision affirming the Court of the Judiciary's (COJ) September 30, 2016, opinion imposing a lifetime suspension for Chief Justice Roy Moore. "This opinion and the entire case against Chief Justice Moore is a tragedy. For the first time in the history of Alabama, Source: Liberty Counsel

    Where Despair Prevails, South Sudan Churches Issue Easter Hope Message
    LINK Contact: World Council of Churches, +41-79-507-6363; www.oikoumene.org/press  GENEVA, April, 20, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- For most of the world's newest nation, wracked by internal conflict, joy seems far away, and yet for Christians, Easter is still a time of hope. A recent message from the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) says the Resurrection reminds us that even in this world there is "goodness and light with triumph."Photo: Christians in procession on Eas Source: World Council of Churches

    Pro-life Legislation Supported by Leading Pro-life Coalition
    LINK Pro-life groups applaud bill authors for a thoughtful package of pro-life legislationContact: Kathryn Freeman, Director of Public Policy, Christian Life Commission, 512-473-2288; Kyleen Wright, President, Texans for Life Coalition, 214-213-4296; Dr. Joe Pojman, Executive Director, Texas Alliance for Life, 512-477-1244; Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director, Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, 512-339-9882AUSTIN, Texas, April 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- In Source: Texans for Life Coalition

    Don't Forget Us Mr. President
    LINK Contact: Rev. CJ Conner, 620-255-9597, revcjconner@gmail.com

    Court Dismisses Fairfax County LGBT Case
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit RICHMOND, Va., April 13, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Virginia Supreme Court issued its opinion today in Lafferty v. Fairfax, the challenge to the Fairfax County School Board's unlawful action of adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," and "gender expression" to its policy and student handbook.

    Ireland's Report on Homes Fizzles
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Student Club Gives Good News for Good Friday
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit WIGGINS, Miss., April 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Student members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will distribute Bibles, based on Liberty Counsel's advice, to their Stone County Public High School classmates tomorrow before Good Friday.

    Good Friday Censored in Bloomington
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Gorsuch Will Have an Immediate Impact
    LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit WASHINGTON, April 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who replaced Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away in February 2016, takes the bench just in time to vote on several high-profile cases.

    Facebook Censors Popular Pastor for Christian Posts; Facebook Blocks ~20 Million People from Pastor Steven Andrew
    LINK Contact: Steven Andrew, 877-537-8734

    Inside Scoop on David Daleiden's Current Battle Against Abortion Giants
    LINK Thomas More Society Sponsors Live Daleiden Webcast

    Coptic Solidarity Condemns Palm Sunday Pogrom of Egypt's Copts, Demands International Inquiry
    LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org

    An Israeli Jew and Christian Arab Pastor Come Together to Help the Christian Egyptian Victims of Terror
    LINK Contact: CJCUC Media Department, 516-882-3220

    China Arrests Prominent International Pastor, Husband of American Citizen
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid, 432-689-6985, 432-553-1080, media@chinaaid.org MIDLAND, Texas, April 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- As Trump convenes with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida, the husband of an American citizen languishes in a Chinese prison. John Cao, a pastor renowned for his educational endeavors among Myanmar's minority groups, was arrested by public security officials in Yunnan on March 5 and arbitrarily charged with "organizing illegal crossings Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

    Judicial Watch Statement Regarding Senate Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch
    LINK Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5172  WASHINGTON, April 7, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to today's announcement of the Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States:

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    Title: 4 Pro-life Victories in Trump’s First 100 Days
    Description: Recently, President Trump reached the milestone of his first 100 days in office. During those 100 days, he and his administration have succeeded in implementing four significant pro-life measures.

    LINK

    Title: Prominent Trump Cabinet Members Meet for Weekly Prayer
    Description: Several prominent members of President Trump’s cabinet reportedly meet for prayer sessions every week.

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    Title: Planned Parenthood Abortionist Caught Selling Fetal Tissue Again
    Description: The Planned Parenthood senior executive who was caught on video saying, “I want a Lamborghini” while discussing the sale of the body parts of aborted babies has been caught on video discussing the potential sale of aborted baby parts again.

    LINK

    Title: Two Aleppo Bishops Kidnapped in 2013 Reportedly Still Alive
    Description: Good news has surfaced about two bishops of Aleppo who were abducted in 2013. Christian Today cites a report from the Assyrian International News Agency stating that the two bishops are still alive.

    LINK

    Title: Case of Christian Expelled from University for Views on Homosexuality Will be Heard before High Court
    Description: A Christian Master’s student who was expelled from his university for a private Facebook post he made stating that homosexuality was sinful has secured the right to bring his case before London’s high court.

    LINK

    Title: Liberal Protesters Target Heritage Foundation
    Description: Anti-Trump protesters targeted the conservative Heritage Foundation on Tuesday in the wake of a looming government shutdown.

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    Title: The Bible – Helpful, but Not Read Much
    Description: The Bible may be a source of wisdom for many Americans but most don’t read it for themselves, a new survey shows.

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    Title: Little Girl Falls out Window of Moving Church Bus
    Description: A church bus driver will not face charges after a 4-year-old girl fell from the back of the bus onto the road, police said.

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    Title: Study: Evangelicals, Charismatics are Most Prepared for Persecution
    Description: A new study explores the connection between various Christian denominations and persecution, including how prepared certain groups are for it.

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    Title: GOP Senator Takes Aim at DNC Chair Over Abortion
    Description: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez found himself in hot water recently for his support of a pro-life candidate for Mayor in Omaha, Nebraska.

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    Title: Wild Boars Attack ISIS Militants in Iraq
    Description: Three ISIS militants were reportedly killed by wild boars in northern Iraq, according to a report from Heatstreet.

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    Description: Democratic lawmakers are threatening a government shutdown in an effort to keep funding for Planned Parenthood and to prevent funding for President Trump’s proposed border wall.

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    Title: 10 Things You Should Know about Jehovah's Witnesses
    Description: Jehovah's Witnesses are a people of faith that many of us likely don't know that much about. We may remember them as the people who often come to our homes in order to evangelize, but do we actually know what they believe? Below are 10 facts about this group which branched off from orthodox Christianity in the late 1800's. We answer the questions of how they started, what their core beliefs are, and how many people ascribe to this faith in the world today.

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    Description: A Virginia woman has been arrested and charged with self-inducing an abortion in the third trimester.

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    Title: Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crackdown on Religion
    Description: The Supreme Court in Russia has banned the Jehovah’s Witness organization and the Justice Ministry has requested the group be labeled “extremist” and that the group be dissolved.

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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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