Look! See It Coming?

The word prophet is used in the scripture in at least two different ways. The first is a proclaiming of Gods word to the masses as well as to select groups of people. In our language today we would term these people as ministers of the Gospel. However, another meaning of the word prophet is…

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The Contest

History is replete with the various trials people have experienced when the belief of one or two or more people become cross ways with those who are in power. The winner is always those who had the most swords or as it is now, those with the guns. The odds are always in favor of…

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No Committees

About every year there is a rehash of the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle after it left the launch pad. When there is some noticeable catastrophe immediately a blue ribbon committee is formed. It is always the same no honest findings, distortion of the truth and no heads will roll. There was a man,…

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Grateful

There is a characteristic, which is common among all people. This is shown again and again. This is the virtue of saying Thank you. All people like to have their name used and acknowledged what has been done for the betterment of an individual or a group. After each war the United States has fought…

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There Is An Elephant In The Room

By the year 732 A. D. the infidels, commonly known now as Moslems, had overrun Syria, Egypt, North Africa and Spain. Their armies had seemingly become invincible. Now these hoards had crossed the Pyrenees Mountains and had moved into France Their demonic prophet, Mohammad, had been dead a century. The Christian churches of the places…

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Is There No Balm In Gilead?

Mankind has a propensity to destroy what clearly God has said that some act is a sin or transgression. In recent years there has been a flurry of improprieties on university campuses all across the United States. The latest has been the fiasco at Texas Christian University (TCU), Ft. Worth, Texas. In this situation according…

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Certain

It is necessary for people to have an understanding of words before there can be an intelligent discussion of a thought or an idea. One such word is certain. The dictionary gives this as a definition of certain: Here are the words fixed, settled, sure or established. One could comment this is easy to understand.…

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Where Are All the Vernon Newlands?

There are some men whose contributions to history or a movement goes unnoticed until a historian finds their name in a musty record. Decades after their death does the contribution each made to a cause is told by a researcher. In many situations it may be centuries before the man and the work are put…

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It’s the Tenth Commandment, Stupid

When reading scripture we should attempt to comprehend what the writer or speaker is meaning in this context. There are few words which have the same meaning over time when the word was used. Here are a couple examples of words that have the same idea every time they are used: Satan, evil and atheist.…

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It’s the Ninth Commandment, Stupid

There is a strong similarity between the Ninth Commandment and the Eighth Commandment. Stealing and a false witness are taking from others what rightfully belongs to another. One deals with property and the other is an attempt to destroy the name. In both cases there is a command not to do this. Often we will…

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It’s the Eighth Commandment, Stupid

In the United States there was a famous bank robber who had robbed several banks. When he was caught by the law he was asked Why do you rob banks? His answer was a classic remark that is the principle guide for any and all thieves. He said, Because that is where the money is.…

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It’s the Seventh Commandment, Stupid

There is a homespun philosopher who states certain truisms. When we read what this pundit says we first laugh then it impresses us as the truth. Yogi Berri is such a thinker. Someone states he said this puzzling remark, When you come to a fork in the road, take it. It is obvious that America…

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