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The Parable of the Progressive Gay Christian and the Christian

A postmodern parable of pride, humility, mercy, and grace… “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two women went up into a church to pray; the one a progressive gay … Continue reading

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Hate, anger, revenge and the Christian counter-culture of love, compassion, and forgiveness

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading

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Are the Jews God’s chosen people?

It’s a long story, but yes: the Jews are God’s chosen people, which is why, when they rejected Christ, Christ rejected them and the gospel went to the Gentiles.

In fact, Jesus was sent only to the Jews. He was not sent to the Gentiles:

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24) Continue reading

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Letter to a friend in Chambersburg

This first link below is to a blog I’ve been familiar with since the Penn State scandal. Whomever it is that writes it knows what he’s talking about. The article is a long one but leaves little doubt we are being manipulated and terrorized yet again by malevolent forces within our own government. There’s a lot of information in the article, and many links to follow, and the blog itself is well worth keeping up with in order to know what’s going on in the news, so far as the truth is concerned… Continue reading

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“Pillar of Cloud” and “Desolation”

“In Hebrew, the campaign has been dubbed עמוד ענן (“Amud Anan,” or “Pillar of Cloud”). The phrase is a direct biblical allusion to the divine cloud which guided the Israelites through the desert and shielded them from those who might do them harm… Continue reading

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Matthew 19:9: fornication = whoredom

πορνεία, πορνείας, ἡ (πορνεύω), the Sept. for תַּזְנוּת, זְנוּת, זְנוּנִים, fornication (Vulg.fornicatio (and (Revelation 19:2)prostitutio)); used a. properly, of illicit sexual intercourse in general (Demosthenes, 403, 27; 433, 25): Acts 15:20, 29; Acts 21:25 (that this meaning must be adopted in these passages will surprise no one who has learned from 1 Corinthians 6:12ff how leniently converts from among the heathen regarded this vice and how lightly they indulged in it; accordingly, all other interpretations of the term, such as of marriages within the prohibited degrees and the like, are to be rejected); Romans 1:29 Rec.; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:13, 18; 1 Corinthians 7:2; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Revelation 9:21; it is distinguished from μοιχεία in Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:21; and Galatians 5:19 Rec.; used of adultery ((cf. Hosea 2:2 (4), etc.)), Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:9… Continue reading

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Gospel According to Saint John – Chapter 8

And if I do judge, my judgment is true: because I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. And in your law it is written, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that give testimony of myself: and the Father that sent me giveth testimony of me. They said therefore to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus answered: Neither me do you know, nor my Father: if you did know me, perhaps you would know my Father also. These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, teaching in the temple: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. Continue reading

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