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Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving celebrations, on American soil, predate the Pilgrims.  Spanish explorers celebrated a day of thanksgiving in 1541 (Palo Duro Canyon, Texas), and again, in 1598 (El Paso, Texas).  French Huguenot colonists did so in 1564 (Saint Augustine, Florida).  English settlers … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: The Pure in Heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). God cares about more than one’s actions; He cares about one’s thoughts.  John Quincy Adams remarked, “Human legislators can undertake only to prescribe the actions of man.  … Continue reading

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In The News: Ben Carson

Presidential candidate Ben Carson has raised much controversy by telling Chuck Todd of NBC’s Meet The Press: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.  I absolutely would not agree with that.”  Immediately, some … Continue reading

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Basics From The Beginning

The world is in a state of confusion. It has left the moorings of the basics as taught in the early chapters of Genesis. It is now tossed upon the ever changing sea of individual subjective thought. It needs to … Continue reading

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Parables: Kingdom’s Value, Growth, and Influence

“Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power.” ~ Mark 9:1 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come … Continue reading

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Think on These Things!

It is so easy to allow one’s mind to dwell upon the wrong things. Someone has offended you, and you meditate on such day and night until you allow a root of bitterness (cf. Hebrews 12:15) to grow within your … Continue reading

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Ethics: Legal

There are well over a million lawyers in the U.S.A. (1,143,358 as of the end of 2007. Source: wiki.answers.com). There are more per capita here than anywhere. There are only about 954,000 physicians (www.wsj.com). There are also many lawsuits in … Continue reading

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Ethics: Government and Citizenship (Part 2)

Man living in what John Locke has described as “the State of Nature,” that is man living without earthly government has great freedom. He is amenable to God’s law. He, in certain relationships, is to be in subjection to others: … Continue reading

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Ethics: Sex (Part 2)

America’s view of homosexuality has radically changed through the years. Did you know that at Valley Forge Lieut. Enslin was court-martialed for attempting sodomy with a soldier, John Monhort? George Washington wrote that he “approves the sentence with abhorrence and detestation … Continue reading

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The Work Week

God outlined the work week for Israel.  He said, “Six days shalt thou labour, But the seventh day thou shalt not do any work” (Exodus 20:9-10; Deuteronomy 5:13-14).  At least, three important points are taught here: (1) God expected them … Continue reading

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