Religion

Say The Word

Say The Word

on May 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt. — Psalm 14:3   People seldom use the word sin anymore. When we do something wrong, we say we showed “inappropriate behavior” or made a “tactical error” or “mistake.” We may even say, “I have done a bad thing.” It seems as if people have come to believe in their own […]

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Quote for the Day

on May 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” George Washington (1778) On Aug. 7, 1789 Washington signed into law the Northwest Ordinance, which […]

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Roman Persecution of Christians

Roman Persecution of Christians

on May 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Eleven of the twelve apostles were martyred, with the 12th, John, being reportedly thrown into a boiling pot of oil, but miraculously survived. The traditional histories are: Peter preached in Rome and was crucified upside down in 66 AD; Andrew preached in Asia Minor, modern-day Greece and Turkey, before being crucified on a sideways “Saint Andrew’s Cross” around 60 AD; Thomas preached east […]

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National Day of Prayer; USCIRF Persecution Report; Infanticide Insanity

on May 2, 2019, 6:25 AM / in Religion

Dear Friends, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President of National Day of Prayer (NDP) and Chairman of the FRC Board, set the theme “Love One Another” from John 13:34 for tomorrow’s annual observance. In fact, click to view the livestream of the event in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, beginning at 7:30 PM Eastern. Dr. Floyd also provided an excellent Prayer […]

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The Devil’s Soup Bowl

The Devil’s Soup Bowl

on May 2, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Read: Matthew 4:1-11  When [the devil] speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. — John 8:44  While my sons-in-law and I were hiking in a state park last summer, we noticed a trail marker that pointed toward something called The Devil’s Soup Bowl. Intrigued, we took off for […]

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WHEN ALL

WHEN ALL

on May 1, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

When all is over, When all is done, When all has been lost, And all has been won….. When all is heard, When all is told, When all has been bought, And all has been sold….. When all is quite, When all is still, When all have been born, And all have been killed….. When all are flat, When all […]

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May Day

May Day

on May 1, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

While the earth remains . . . day and night shall not cease. — Genesis 8:22 When I was a young girl in West Michigan, we always celebrated spring and the blooming of the first flowers on May 1. I’d make a basket out of construction paper and fill it with any flowers I could find—mostly daffodils and violets. Then […]

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St Cuthbert Gospel

St Cuthbert Gospel

on April 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

The St Cuthbert Gospel is an early 8th-century pocket Gospel book, written in Latin. The essentially undecorated text is the Gospel of John in Latin, written in a script that has been regarded as a model of elegant simplicity. Its finely decorated leather binding is the earliest known Western bookbinding to survive, and both the 94 vellum folios and the […]

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A Lost Experience

A Lost Experience

on April 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. — Psalm 51:12 A pastor in Los Angeles visited a man and asked if he was a Christian. “Oh, yes, I was a member of a church in Ohio,” he said, “and when I asked for my letter of church membership before coming west, I sat down and wrote out my Christian […]

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The One Who Could Not Be Hidden

The One Who Could Not Be Hidden

on April 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden. — Mark 7:24 Attar of Roses, a fragrant oil, is one of the most valuable products of Bulgaria and is heavily taxed for export. A tourist, unwilling to pay the duty, sought to evade customs by concealing two vials of the precious fluid […]

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Let It Shine

Let It Shine

on April 28, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. —  Matthew 5:16 As a young boy, I enjoyed singing hymns in church like “Throw Out the Lifeline” and “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning,” which used images of shipwreck and danger at sea to illustrate our spiritual responsibility to […]

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Faith

Faith

on April 28, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

“It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games to say a prayer and play the National Anthem to honor God and Country. Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law.  As I understand the law at this time, I can […]

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The Teacher’s Legacy

The Teacher’s Legacy

on April 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We commend ourselves as ministers of God . . . by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love. — 2 Corinthians 6:4,6 Pastor Paul Walker shared this story of his salvation experience: “During my lifetime I was instructed by many different Sunday school teachers, but only one stands out in my memory. He was a big, red-faced ex-Marine, who […]

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Be True To Your Word

Be True To Your Word

on April 26, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No.” —Matthew 5:37 Shortly before his death, the Duke of Burgundy was presiding over the Cabinet Council of France. A proposal was made by the ministers that would violate a treaty but would secure important advantages for the country. Many reasons were offered to justify the deed. The Duke listened in silence, […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 8

Are You Free Yet? Part 8

on April 26, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

They aren’t Republicans, Liberals or Independents. They can see the world inside the world. One dark and ominous night during World War II, a US aircraft carrier was plowing through heavy seas in the South Pacific. All lights were out because of enemy submarines. One plane was missing. Somewhere in that pitch-black sky it was circling in a seemingly futile […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 7

Are You Free Yet? Part 7

on April 25, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

They have regular moments of radical honesty. A man attended a meeting where the guest lecturer was extremely long-winded. When the listener could stand it no longer, he got up and slipped out a side door. In the corridor he met a friend who asked, “Has he finished yet?” “Yes,” the man replied, “he’s been through for a long time, […]

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Life Is Real

Life Is Real

on April 25, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. —Psalm 56:3. In the comic strip Peanuts, Lucy had just broken the news to Linus that children cannot live at home forever. Eventually they grow up and move away. Then she said that when he left she would get his room. But Linus quickly reminded her that at some time she […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 5

Are You Free Yet? Part 5

on April 24, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

People that are free, well they are comfortable being uncomfortable. They are people who have let go of their slavery. These people are not just successful, they are significant. They act out of their unknowing. They have faith Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the great London preacher, found in Noah’s life the principle that “every act of faith condemns the world.” “By […]

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Relevant Routine

Relevant Routine

on April 24, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God. —Ecclesiastes 3:13 Here we are at the beginning of a new week. For many people, Monday represents the start of another monotonous cycle of work. Maybe it’s a mountain of washing and ironing, an endless quota of parts from a machine, […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 6

Are You Free Yet? Part 6

on April 24, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

They’ve faced their own mortality and they face it constantly, just as Christ did Paul affirmed that the Lord alone is the source of immortality (1 Tim. 6:16). He is everlasting in His character and actions. For human beings, however, death is universal, inevitable, and ultimately leads to judgment (Heb. 9:27). This is all a result of our sin, and […]

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