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Archive for December 16, 2012

The End Time: Jesus in the manger: a compare and contrast exercise

The End Time: Jesus in the manger: a compare and contrast exercise.

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loopyloo305:

When we make the mistake of listening to those who know nothing spread their thoughts all we do is allow evil to enter our hearts. Time is often needed to find out the truth, unfortunately a lie sticks so easily that most people never take time to check. We don’t yet know the truth of what happened in Newtown, Conn. We need to turn to God and wait for answers. One thing that we do know is that everyone, all families and all the people in the town, need our support and our prayers. They don’t need us causing extra hardship, spreading rumors, or butting in where we don’t need to be. We need to get down on our knees and pray. God bless!

Originally posted on blogsense-by-barb:

GUNS are not the issue that needs to be addressed! MENTAL ILLNESS is! The statistics are overwhelming. The numbers of mentally ill Americans is rapidly increasing, and whether it is that diagnostic techniques are better or our culture is sicker is not the point of this article. Disposition of those affected is!

    Thinking the Unthinkable

    MichaelIn the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.

    Three days before 20 year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants.

    “I can wear these pants,” he said, his tone increasingly belligerent, the black-hole pupils of his eyes swallowing the blue irises.

    “They are navy blue,” I told him. “Your school’s dress code says black or…

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Martial Law in Arkansas town – CNN iReport

Martial Law in Arkansas town – CNN iReport.

Excerpt: Stovall further elaborated on the stop-and-ID policy Friday morning, claiming the city’s crime statistics alone met the threshold of reasonable suspicion required to lawfully accost a citizen. 


“To ask you for your ID, I have to have a reason,” he said. “Well, I’ve got statistical reasons that say I’ve got a lot of crime right now, which gives me probable cause to ask what you’re doing out. Then when I add that people are scared…then that gives us even more [reason] to ask why are you here and what are you doing in this area.” 

Stovall said he did not consult an attorney before announcing his plans to combat crime. He even remained undaunted when comparing his proposed tactics with martial law, explaining that “I don’t know that there’s ever been a difference” between his proposals and martial law. 

Stovall said task force members would not even be required to be looking for a specific suspect before stopping citizens on the street. 

“Anyone that’s out walking, because of the crime and the fear factor, [could be stopped],” he said. 

Should an individual not produce identification, Stovall said his officers would not back down. Individuals who do not produce identification when asked could be charged with obstructing a governmental operation, according to Stovall. 


Paragould Daily Press: Serving Greene County, Arkansas > Top Story (Police State in a Small Town)

Paragould Daily Press: Serving Greene County, Arkansas > Top Story.

I am truly sorry to say that this is happening in my state!


Remember 2 Timothy 3

English: Jesus Christ - detail from Deesis mos...

English: Jesus Christ – detail from Deesis mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2 Timothy 3

Good News Translation (GNT)

The Last Days

3 Remember that there will be difficult times in the last days. People will be selfish, greedy, boastful, and conceited; they will be insulting, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, and irreligious; they will be unkind, merciless, slanderers, violent, and fierce; they will hate the good; they will be treacherous, reckless, and swollen with pride; they will love pleasure rather than God; they will hold to the outward form of our religion, but reject its real power. Keep away from such people. Some of them go into people’s houses and gain control over weak women who are burdened by the guilt of their sins and driven by all kinds of desires, women who are always trying to learn but who can never come to know the truth. As Jannes and Jambres were opposed to Moses, so also these people are opposed to the truth—people whose minds do not function and who are failures in the faith.But they will not get very far, because everyone will see how stupid they are. That is just what happened to Jannes and Jambres.

Last Instructions

10 But you have followed my teaching, my conduct, and my purpose in life; you have observed my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance, 11 my persecutions, and my sufferings. You know all that happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra, the terrible persecutions I endured! But the Lord rescued me from them all. 12 Everyone who wants to live a godly life in union with Christ Jesus will be persecuted; 13 and evil persons and impostors will keep on going from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves. 14 But as for you, continue in the truths that you were taught and firmly believe. You know who your teachers were, 15 and you remember that ever since you were a child, you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful[a]for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living,17 so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful; or Every scripture inspired by God is also useful.

CEH: Adaptation by Design, Not Evolution

CEH: Adaptation by Design, Not Evolution.


CEH: “Very Unreal and Fantastic”: Electric Cables Created by Bacteria

CEH: “Very Unreal and Fantastic”: Electric Cables Created by Bacteria.


Originally posted on Dorothy's space:

Satan’s condemnation brings no repentance or resolve, just regret!

Satan has one aim:  steal your peace, kill your dreams, and destroy your future.

He’s deputized people to peddle his poison.  Friends dredge up your past. Preachers proclaim all guilt and no grace.  And parents, oh, your parents.  They own a travel agency that specializes in guilt trips.  “Why can’t you grow up?”  “When are you going to make me proud?”

But he will not have the last word!  Jesus has acted on your behalf.  Jesus Christ rises to your defense.

Hebrews 10:21 urges:  “. . .let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, because we have been made free from a guilty conscience.

Not just for our past mistakes but also for our future ones.  Behold the fruit of grace: saved by God, raised by…

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Schools Without God Fall Apart « Be Better Not Bitter

Schools Without God Fall Apart « Be Better Not Bitter.


Psalm 32

Psalm 32

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

32 (0) By David. A maskil:

(1) How blessed are those whose offense is forgiven,
those whose sin is covered!
How blessed those to whom Adonai imputes no guilt,
in whose spirit is no deceit!

When I kept silent, my bones wasted away
because of my groaning all day long;
day and night your hand was heavy on me;
the sap in me dried up as in a summer drought. (Selah)

When I acknowledged my sin to you,
when I stopped concealing my guilt,
and said, “I will confess my offenses to Adonai”;
then you, you forgave the guilt of my sin. (Selah)

This is what everyone faithful should pray
at a time when you can be found.
Then, when the floodwaters are raging,
they will not reach to him.

You are a hiding-place for me,
you will keep me from distress;
you will surround me
with songs of deliverance. (Selah)

“I will instruct and teach you
in this way that you are to go;
I will give you counsel;
my eyes will be watching you.”

Don’t be like a horse or mule
that has no understanding,
that has to be curbed with bit and bridle,
or else it won’t come near you.

10 Many are the torments of the wicked,
but grace surrounds those who trust in Adonai.
11 Be glad in Adonai; rejoice, you righteous!
Shout for joy, all you upright in heart!


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