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  • "From What We Were to What We Are" (Sermon on Ephesians 2:11-22)

    07/21/2018 9:55:40 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 22, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “From What We Were to What We Are” (Ephesians 2:11-22) From rags to riches. From the outhouse to the penthouse. From worst to first. These are different sayings we have to express a big change, a big contrast, between the way somebody was and the way they are now. There’s some big contrast involved between the former miserable situation and the current excellent one. And, dear friends, that’s the way it is for us, because there has been a major change, a huge contrast, between our former status and our current one. And so our theme this morning: “From What...
  • Famous Quotes about Islam (PART ONE)

    07/21/2018 5:01:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    Historical and more recent quotes from politicians, scholars, philosphers, comedians, ex-muslims and muslims alike (Quote sources below) Quotes independently verified from... http://www.azquotes.com/ http://izquotes.com/ And many other sources, I have personally verified every source to check for its authenticity and so far they come from attributed sources, but if someone has more information, please share it with me in the comment box below, as I would like to make a serious video with legitmate quotes or at least second hand quotes from authentic and valid sources. Thanks for watching
  • A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE: BACK FROM THE BRINK

    07/21/2018 7:35:03 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 25 replies
    TwoIceFloes ^ | 7/19/18 | Cognitive Dissonance
    I knew unequivocally and with no misinterpretation I was between states of being. I could continue on towards the next realm/state of being, though the feeling was one of returning, or I could go back to where I had just come, though again the feeling was more akin to returning. Both states of being or direction were vaguely familiar, though at that point nothing was known with absolute clarity, just an understanding or knowing of familiarity and comfort.
  • Sex: The Supreme Issue in the "City of Man"

    07/19/2018 5:29:46 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 9 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/18/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    It has come to pass, that though there are very many and great issues facing our great nation—issues with marked differences—for far too many on today’s left, nothing is of greater importance than matters that impact their efforts at “four [or more] bare legs in a bed.” Like the Epicureans centuries ago, modern liberals have concluded that humanity’s highest good is achieved in physical pleasure—especially sex. If this wasn’t clear before the election of Donald Trump, no less than the day after President Trump took office, Hillary’s hedonists made sure we understood what really matters to those who, as Augustine...
  • My sad mind about America

    07/17/2018 5:57:43 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 113 replies
    Jul 17, 2018 | Htrn
    I am sad for America
  • The Arabian Nightmare of the West

    07/17/2018 9:18:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/18 | Alex Maistrovoy
    Terror as curiosity: countless sufferings without the realization of such... In 1983, Robert Irwin wrote a fantasy novel titled ‘The Arabian Nightmare’ about a young Englishman who was dragged into a whirlwind of sinister events in Cairo. The Arabian nightmare he learned was like a disease or a curse. It was terrible and obscene, monotonous, but yet fearful. It brought countless sufferings without the realization of such… The Arabian nightmare has come to the West. It has come invisibly and struck it like an evil curse. It subdued Western people gradually - through arsons, sexual violence, “Salafi” vice squad and...
  • Reading the Bible: Part 3, Keith Darrell

    07/16/2018 10:58:23 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Whitefield Fellowship ^ | July 16, 2018 | Keith Darrell
    A proper hermeneutical approach to the Bible. A continuation of a series with an analysis of Genesis 1:2 and Deuteronomy 32:11.
  • London Mayor Says Trump Wrong to Blame Immigrants for Crime Wave [semi-satire]

    07/16/2018 9:31:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Mayor Sadiq Khan rebuffed US President Donald Trump’s contention that immigrants from Africa and Asia are responsible for rising levels of violent crime in London and other parts of Europe. “The fact that rising numbers of immigrants happen to coincide with rising levels of violence doesn’t prove that the immigrants themselves are the ones responsible,” Khan argued. “Let me point out that the levels of violence in the countries of origin of these immigrants are higher than they are in London. This leads me to think that to a certain extent we are moderating their behavior and reducing the global...
  • What’s More Dangerous, Religion or Political Ideology?

    07/16/2018 7:40:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 61 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Ask just about any diehard atheist what the most dangerous part of human nature is, and they will tell you it’s religion. In all honesty, this used to be me. And to be fair, religion has inspired people to commit some of the obscenest atrocities in human history; The Crusades, the German Peasants’ War, French Wars of Religion, and the Thirty Years’ War, to name a few. But what major acts of violence have been committed by major nations in the name of religion in modern times? There have been sporadic occurrences of religious violence by the underdeveloped world. For...
  • "Chosen by God, Redeemed in Christ, Sealed with the Spirit" (Sermon on Ephesians 1:3-14)

    07/14/2018 6:51:52 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 15, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Chosen by God, Redeemed in Christ, Sealed with the Spirit” (Ephesians 1:3-14) Our Epistle reading today is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. In fact, this is the first of eight straight Sundays when the Epistle comes from Ephesians. And during this time, we’re studying Ephesians for our Bible class. I encourage you to stay after service for that. So this is an opportunity for you to dive in to this epistle and really explore it in depth. You may also want to read through Ephesians, perhaps even in one sitting--it’s only six chapters long--perhaps several times over the...
  • Critics slam 'embarrassing' Mayor Khan for feuding with Trump while London faces rising knife deaths

    07/14/2018 5:15:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan slammed President Trump’s criticism of him as “preposterous” after allowing a giant Trump balloon at anti-Trump protests in London, but critics question whether the mayor should be devoting his energy to tackling crime rather than “embarrassing” the city in front of the whole world. Trump reignited the feud with Khan in an interview with The Sun newspaper, saying the Mayor of London “has done a terrible job” when it comes to terrorism and crime. “I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with...
  • Bugging out: Indoor insect-free farm providing new foods to observant Jews

    07/14/2018 1:04:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NY1 ^ | July 13, 2018 | Michael Scotto
    The vegetables and fruits grown inside a Burlington, New Jersey greenhouse look completely ordinary. But Solomon Fried's crops are different. He goes to extreme lengths to make sure they are free of bugs. "You're always looking for insects, I would imagine? Yes, that's a 24-hour thing. They never sleep, so we have to be alert," Fried said. Fried is obsessed with bugs because his produce is sold in Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox community, and insects are not kosher. Jews who strictly observe religious dietary rules do not even want to eat them accidentally. "The problem is there are many insects that lodge...
  • Reading the Bible - Introduction on Interpretation - Keith Darrell

    07/10/2018 8:02:54 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Whitefield Fellowship ^ | Keith Darrell
    The proper hermeneutic for approaching The Bible.
  • Ask Trump's court pick whether Bible is supreme

    07/09/2018 4:12:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2018 | Dean Obeidallah
    While we don't yet know the identity of Donald Trump's nominee to the US Supreme Court, media reports are clear that the front runners are alarmingly more conservative than outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy. That is, alarming to those who don't want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, depriving women of the right to control their own bodies, and the reversal of Obergefell v. Hodges, which recognized same-sex marriage. And it's no exaggeration to say both of those rights are in peril depending on the views of the justice who replaces Kennedy. For those like me who are gravely concerned about...
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Atheists Ignorant Of Constitution

    07/09/2018 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-09-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Freedom from religion was not what those who fled the oppression and persecution of European monarchies sought and not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the Constitution. Yet the Freedom of Religion Foundation seeks to impose its values and restrict the free exercise of religion guaranteed in the First Amendment. Its latest targets are high school football camps in Arkansas where presumably you are allowed take a knee to protest our racist flag but cannot take a knee in thanks to the Creator the Declaration of Independence notes endowed us with our unalienable rights: It’s not...
  • "Power Made Perfect in Weakness" (Sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

    07/07/2018 10:03:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 8, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Power Made Perfect in Weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:1-10) The words that engage our attention this morning and that will bring comfort to our souls are these verses from our Epistle reading, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, where St. Paul writes: “But he [the Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/07/2018 9:15:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says progress is being made in talks with North Korea on tearing down the country's nuclear program. The North Korean state media is reporting that the United States made unreasonable demands and was using "gangster-like" tactics. Mainstream media reports were presenting the notion that President Trump's policy towards North Korea is not working. But the North Korean government media praised President Trump and wants talks to continue. Speaking to the media in Tokyo minutes ago at a joint news conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that...
  • George Washington: Inspiration in the Face of Danger

    07/04/2018 10:56:46 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 4, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    At the end of March, 1776, following the year-long Siege of Boston, General George Washington and the Continental Army drove the British out of Boston, following their stunning victory in the Battle of Dorchester Heights, one of the true masterstrokes of the War of Independence. But the British just went to Halifax to regroup, and to gather reinforcements for a real assault, to follow that summer. In June, the expected redeployment of British troops began, as his forces headed south, bound for New York, to meet with other reinforcements he had called for. General Washington knew what was coming. In...
  • The Marriage "Precedent"

    07/03/2018 8:11:36 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 27 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/2/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    There’s “precedent” and then there’s precedent. It seems for Maine’s Senator Susan Collins—who’s never been considered a conservative and is the very definition of a RINO—precedent is everything, except when it isn’t. According to Townhall recently, “Maine's moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins told CNN's Jake Tapper today that she would not be supporting a Supreme Court nominee who has “demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade” because, in her mind, that would be a justice who does not respect established precedent.”… As most today well know, much of what modern liberals hold dear was achieved because of the efforts of rogue...
  • LA Religious Leaders Plan Rally to Support Maxine Waters in Response to Death Threats

    07/01/2018 10:49:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    EUR Web ^ | July 1, 2018 | Fisher Jack
    LOS ANGELES – A coalition of religious leaders and black pastors in Los Angeles will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018 in front of the office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), located at 10124 South Broadway in Los Angeles. The coalition (Pastors in Soladarity) is being organized by Pastor Shane B. Scott, who is a senior pastor at the Macedonia Baptist Church. At the press conference, the pastors will show support for Congresswoman Waters, who has received criticism from the White House as well as death threats for her call to publically confront White...