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  • "Have you been saved?”

    11/16/2014 1:42:01 PM PST · by NYer · 198 replies
    The Integrated Catholic Life ^ | November 16, 2014 | DEACON MICHAEL BICKERSTAFF
    “Return of the Prodigal Son” (detail) by Murillo Have You Been Saved? In Acts 4, St. Peter delivers a powerful sermon. He concludes by saying, “There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.”I have written before in these pages of the time when I was growing up in the southern part of the United States and how I would from time to time encounter young, protestant teens and adults who would excitedly take to the streets to witness for Christ.Now...
  • Are You Religious...or Are You Saved?

    12/10/2013 5:23:53 AM PST · by CynicalBear · 190 replies
    raptureready.com ^ | 12/13 | Pete Rose
    I once heard a radio preacher make the statement, “You can be religious to your fingertips and still go to hell.” This is absolutely true. Religion and salvation are two vastly different things. Religion is man trying to reach God by his own efforts, through rituals and ceremonies and keeping of the laws and rules of the religion he is practicing. It may include doing good works, it may include trying to turn others to your religion and it may include other such things that may be well and good as far as this life is concerned, but it won’t...
  • “evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt” [Kirsten Powers]

    11/03/2013 10:31:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 3, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Kirsten Powers in Christianity Today: Just seven years ago, if someone had told me that I’d be writing for Christianity Today magazine about how I came to believe in God, I would have laughed out loud. If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religion — especially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt…. I remember walking into the Bible study. I had a knot in my stomach. In my mind, only weirdoes and zealots went to Bible studies. I don’t remember what was said that...
  • Kitten rescued from fire brought back to life

    07/04/2013 6:08:42 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 9 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Wednesday, Jul. 03 2013 | CTVNews Video
    Little kitten is resuscitated by fireman - video at link. (You have to watch a crappy commercial first.)
  • HHS: ObamaCare policy has saved consumers nearly $5 billion

    06/20/2013 8:59:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/13 | Sam Baker
    Consumers saved nearly $4 billion on their insurance premiums last year because of new rules in President Obama´s healthcare law, the administration said Thursday. The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said consumers saved $3.9 billion last year from new rules that govern insurance companies´ spending. The rules have saved consumers roughly $5 billion over the past two years, HHS said. HHS highlighted the savings Thursday as an immediate benefit of the Affordable Care Act and evidence that the law will help make insurance more affordable. The Obama administration has consistently and aggressively promoted elements of the
  • Let The REDEEMED of The Lord " SAY SO " !!!

    03/28/2013 11:09:09 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, the joshua chronicles ^ | 3-28-13 | jedediah
    More and more My children shall begin to "KNOW" Me and My righteousness for I have already rebuked the destroyer and it is My Blood poured out to you in an Eternal manner that cries out "REDEEMED" ! For I AM your Virtue and Saving Grace . So ( (( Become)) ) a TRUE part of the Kingdom of Zion through ( ((My Resurrection Power)) ) I call Grace for you are redeemed as you cry out My name ( (( JESUS )) ) now and forever more . Now My children it is time to walk in your GOD...
  • Easter essays ['In the LDS church it never really hit me what Jesus did for me']

    03/13/2013 9:21:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    Lifeafter.org ^ | Melissa G of Pennsylvania and Michelle
    Easter EssaysThis had to be one of the most blessed and exciting Holy Week and Easter celebrations IÂ’ve experienced since I was saved on Palm Sunday in 1993. I had the opportunity to mentor several brand new Christian ex-Mormons. It was completed in a hap-hazard way, but it gave me much insight for next year. The blessing was in seeing and witnessing via e-mail and phone how wonderful their lives are now that they are saved. The assurance God gave them and the rest they now feel in their hearts has started to settle in for them. They finally heard...
  • A Simple Equation: Saved To The Power Of Love

    06/09/2012 12:18:04 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-9-12 | The Looking Spoon
    While trying to figure out a concept in my head for a different design, I somehow had a vision of another, different, type of graphic...I like it. Hopefully I'll get inspired to create more pieces that celebrate our Christian heritage.
  • Former Marine Dies After Saving Friend From Burning Plane In Kansas Crash

    05/14/2012 5:44:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    News on 6 ^ | May 13, 2012 | Ashlei King
    Former Marine Dies After Saving Friend From Burning Plane In Kansas Crash May 13, 2012 Ashlei King, News On 6 Austin Anderson was a recent Oral Roberts University graduate and served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps. According to Aubrey Crawford, Anderson pulled Hannah Luce from the plane, but the smoke from the fire was too much for him. He died the next morning. Elizabeth was supposed to be on the plane, but backed out because of a "bad feeling" her father had, Crawford said. Tragic news hit the Oral Roberts University campus this weekend. A former...
  • Van Jones: ‘Occupy…Saved the Entire Country From Destruction’

    04/01/2012 9:37:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/1/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former Obama administration green jobs czar Van Jones said Saturday the Occupy Wall Street movement essentially “saved the entire country from destruction.” Jones made the comments in Los Angeles ahead of his appearance at an “All in for the 99%” training event, saying Occupy “disrupted the narrative” as both parties “barreling toward more austerity.” “[The] Occupy movement pretty much saved the entire country from destruction,” Jones said in an interview posted online. “Both political parties were barreling toward more austerity, more cutbacks, more pain for the people and more — basically both political parties had managed to converge on this...
  • Soldier Saved Lives By Throwing Away Grenade

    03/23/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03/23/2012 | Sky News
    A British soldier who picked up and threw away a live grenade before it could kill him and his men is among 131 members of the Armed Forces whose heroics are being officially honoured. Serjeant Deacon Cutterham was wading through an irrigation ditch knee-deep in water on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the grenade came flying over a high wall to one side and landed in front of him. He reached down to grab it and "posted" the grenade into a parallel irrigation channel to get it out of his hand as quickly as possible.
  • Man 'stabs puppy 11 TIMES and leaves her to die in dumpster'... but dog miraculously survives

    01/25/2012 11:17:36 AM PST · by aldabra · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2012 | Beth Stebner
    A Texas man confessed to stabbing his 14-week-old puppy Taz and leaving her to die in a dumpster. Fortunately for the puppy, a nearby animal lover and neighbour called the police after she saw Larry Dollins Jr., 42, ‘maliciously’ stabbing Taz. Now, the dog is recovering from surgery and is at a shelter waiting to be adopted by a loving family. ... Dollins was arrested Monday after confessing his crime to police. He is being held at the Taylor County Jail on $25,000 bail and faces felony charges of animal cruelty.
  • Lost snowshoer burned money for warmth

    01/17/2012 2:54:45 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 1-17-12
    SEATTLE - A snowshoer who was lost in a blizzard for two days on Washington state's Mount Rainier said he burned his paper money for warmth. Yong Chun Kim, 66, of Tacoma, told KOMO-TV of Seattle that he had fire starters with him and first burned some leaves. Then he started burning personal items: his socks and then $1 and $5 bills from his wallet. Kim also said he kept moving to keep warm, took cover under a tree at night and dreamed of his wife and a nice hot sauna. He became separated from his snowshoe group Saturday and...
  • Family Rescued By Navy Seebees (Video)

    01/17/2012 2:37:04 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    KCAL9News ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jeff Nguyen
    Seabees are still making history: Seabees from Port Hueneme, California helped save a mother and her two children after their car was hit by a truck and left dangling over the edge of a bridge. Seabees are always ready to help!
  • ECRI Recession Watch: Decline In Growth Index Continues To Moderate

    11/19/2011 3:44:17 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    Advisor Perspectives ^ | 11-18-2011 | Doug Short
    ECRI Recession Watch: Decline In Growth Index Continues To Moderate By Doug Short November 18, 2011 The Weekly Leading Index (WLI) growth indicator of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) posted -7.9 in its latest reading, data through November 11. The latest public data point is less negative than last week's -8.5 and continues the trend off its interim low of -10.1 on October 14. Last week I posted the November 7th CNBC interview with Lakshman Achuthan, the Co-founder of ECRI. I'm again including video because ECRI continues to feature it on their website here, which I see as evidence...
  • Mormons: Did Christ need to be saved?

    09/30/2011 11:12:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 84 replies
    Catholic Answers Forums ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Steve VH
    I found this article "Our Relationship With the Lord" written by Bruce R. McConkie and found in the BYU Devotional dated March 2, 1982. This portion of the article left me somewhat stunned : "5. Christ worked out his own salvation by worshiping the Father.After the Firstborn of the Father, while yet a spirit being, had gained power and intelligence that made him like unto God; after he had become, under the Father, the Creator of worlds without number; after he had reigned on the throne of eternal power as the Lord Omnipotent-- after all this he yet had to...
  • The Cabinet From Another World

    08/12/2010 6:34:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: A week ago, as the secretary of labor greeted grim job data by hailing the economy's "turnaround," the Dow fell 100 points in seconds — a vivid sign America is wising up to this administration's incompetence. Only minutes after her department reported that payrolls had shed another 131,000 positions in July, there was Secretary Hilda Solis speaking brazenly of the "strong and immediate action" the White House had taken to save or create "more than 2.5 million American jobs." But as the market action showed, investors could see she didn't know what she was talking about. But then, Solis...
  • Did Obama’s “Stimulus” Create or Save Jobs?

    09/15/2011 10:11:04 AM PDT · by bronxville · 13 replies
    Freeman ^ | September 13, 2011 | Sheldon Richman
    Did Obama’s “Stimulus” Create or Save Jobs? The official line is that President Obama’s 2009 “stimulus” package (tax cuts and spending increases) “created or saved” more than 3.5 million jobs. Is that so? It depends on what you mean by created, saved, and jobs. It is certainly true that the federal government gave money to the states and localities, and some of that money was used to pay teachers, police officers, and firefighters. However, to say that this “saved” those jobs implies that they really would have vanished without federal money. In some cases, state and local politicians might have...
  • Saved by a six-month-old pit bull: Puppy comes to rescue of traumatised war veteran seconds away....

    07/26/2011 3:12:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7/26/11 | Mark Duell
    This war veteran’s puppy may have been only six months old at the time, but she certainly knew what needed to be done when her owner was in danger. Dave Sharpe, of Arlington, Virginia, was suffering with severe post-traumatic stress disorder when he decided to put a pistol in his mouth and commit suicide. But his pit bull Cheyenne saw him crying with the gun in his mouth and licked his ear, convincing Mr Sharpe he had something to live for.
  • Obama: ‘We Have Already Saved Lives’ In Libya

    03/23/2011 1:54:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/23/11 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama, speaking from El Salvador, said that lives have been saved in Libya because of the U.S.-led military intervention there. “I just want to emphasize to the American people, because of the extraordinary capabilities and valor of our men and women in uniform, we have already saved lives [in Libya],” Obama said on Tuesday. “In Benghazi, a city of 700,000 people, you had the prospect of [Muammar] Qaddafi’s forces carrying out his orders to show no mercy,” the president said. “That could have resulted in catastrophe in that town. Qaddafi’s forces have pulled back because of...
  • Wisconsin governor cancels layoffs after union vote

    03/11/2011 11:21:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/11/11 | James B. Kelleher - Reuters
    MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said on Friday he was canceling the layoff warning notices he sent late last week to public sector unions after lawmakers approved his proposal to restrict the collective bargaining rights of those unions. Walker said the new powers for state and local government in the bill, which he is expected to sign into law as early as Friday, would save $30 million in the current budget year, which ends June 30. The measure also requires that public servants pay more of their health insurance and pension costs.
  • Mother gives hours-old baby girl to California firefighters

    12/25/2010 7:18:20 PM PST · by dayglored · 56 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Christmas 2010-12-25 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A 27-year-old mother surrendered her baby girl to firefighters in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve, authorities said Saturday. She told firefighters at Fire Station 46 that the newborn was just six hours old. The firefighters accepted the girl, wrapping her in a blanket. She was healthy and did not appear to have been neglected or abused. Firefighters named the newborn Noel, in honor of the Christmas holiday...
  • L.A.: $111M in Stimulus Saved Just 55 Jobs

    More than a year after Congress approved $800 billion in stimulus funds, the Los Angeles City Controller has released a 40-page report on how the city spent its share, and the results are not living up to expectations. "I'm disappointed that we've only created or retained 55 jobs after receiving $111 million," said Wendy Greuel, the city's controller. "With our local unemployment rate over 12% we need to do a better job cutting red tape and putting Angelenos back to work."
  • The Conversion of Cornelius...Acts 10

    09/12/2010 7:46:18 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies · 1+ views
    There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.And now send...
  • Teen who saved drowning boy faces large medical bills, family says

    08/25/2010 8:16:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8/24/10 | Vernon Clement Jones
    Say family does not have insurance to pay cost of precautionary check-upThe family of a 17-year-old Zion teen credited with saving a drowning boy on Monday in Kenosha, Wis., say the good deed has unfairly saddled them with more than $2,000 in medical bills. “He did what the lifeguard should have done — Trevor saved the boy,” Nicole Bollinger said Tuesday of her cousin, Trevor Hall. “Now the hospital phones me this morning to say that they’re sending off the bill for Trevor being taken to hospital as a precaution afterwards.
  • Obama: I saved Ford by bailing out its competitors

    08/05/2010 5:15:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/5/10 | David Freddoso
    They didn’t take his bailout money, but the president claims credit all the same: The year before I took office, this industry lost hundreds of thousands of jobs. Sales plunged 40 percent — 40 percent. When the financial crisis hit and this great recession hit, that collided with an industry that for a long time had put off some hard choices, had put off adapting to changing times. And we had to face a hard, unimaginable reality, which was two of the Big Three automakers — GM and Chrysler — were on the brink of liquidation.
  • British Soldier Shot in Afghanistan is Saved by His ROSARY...Like His Great-Grandfather in WWII

    08/02/2010 8:26:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies · 5+ views
    A soldier who stood on a landmine and was shot in the chest in Afghanistan is convinced a rosary saved his life in exactly the same way as his great-grandfather towards the end of the Second World War. Glenn Hockton, 19, who is now home from a seven-month tour of duty with the Coldstream Guards in Helmand Province, was on patrol when his rosary suddenly fell from his neck. His mother Sheri Jones said today: 'He felt like he had a slap on the back. He bent down to pick up his rosary to see if it was broken. As...
  • Moral isn't The Same As Holy...Romans 2

    07/27/2010 5:05:14 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Moral Isn’t the Same as Holy…Romans 2:1-11 Posted on July 27, 2010 by billrandles Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.(Romans 2:1) Being disgusted by the squalid effects of the morally ruined, spiritually bankrupt, reprobate world we have created for ourselves and our unfortunate children and grandchildren can be deceiving. It is normal and healthy to feel moral repugnance at the twisted,perverse ,obscene media culture of today, but that does not equate to being Righteous ourselves. That is the point...
  • Puppy rescued from fire in Norfolk's Ocean View (Pit Bull Pup Saved)

    07/05/2010 5:28:39 PM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 5, 2010 | Lauren King
    NORFOLK A dog was rescued and then revived after a fire at a two-story residence in Ocean View on Sunday night. Shortly before 10 p.m. firefighters were called to the duplex in the 9200 block of Coleman Ave., and though there was no fire showing from the outside of the structure, witnesses in the first-floor residence reported smelling smoke, said Battalion Chief Harry Worley, a spokesman for Norfolk Fire-Rescue. When firefighters entered the second floor, they found a fire and a pit bull puppy that was inside a kennel cage. The puppy was rescued, and a pet mask was used...
  • Portland audit: Hard to say how many jobs created, saved under stimulus spending

    06/29/2010 5:02:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 2+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 28, 2010 | BY: JANIE HAR
    Stimulus-related construction spending is up in the city of Portland -- but it's not clear how many jobs have been created from that uptick, according to a city audit released Monday. City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade said a key reason is the city did not require contractors to track the number of people hired for projects. In 2009, state lawmakers borrowed $172 million for "Go Oregon" public works projects, and required contractors to submit forms detailing the number of people hired and for how long. As a result, state officials boasted that more than 7,500 jobs were "created or retained" with...
  • Novelty Toy Saved WWII Paratroopers Lives

    05/28/2010 3:10:16 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies · 1,506+ views
    AP via Rutgers.edu ^ | Jul 2001 | PHIL DAVIS
    TAMPA, Fla. (June 3) - Capt. Sam Gibbons knew his mission was in trouble when he hit the ground in the early hours of the D-Day invasion 63 years ago. The future congressman's 101st Airborne troops were scattered far from their intended drop zone. And the only nearby soldiers he could see where German. "People are always talking about behind enemy lines. Hell, there ain't no lines in combat," said Gibbons, who was 24 when he parachuted into Normandy on June 6, 1944. "We jumped right on top of the Germans." On the ground, in the dark, the scattered American...
  • How is Something Saved Measured?

    01/28/2010 9:53:35 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 6 replies · 260+ views
    January 28, 2010 | MosesKnows
    How is Something Saved Measured? The reason for my question is the wide variety of figures offered by President Obama and his administration regarding jobs created or saved. We know how they measure the number of jobs created but we don’t know how they measure the number of jobs saved. What data allows the Obama administration to give us the number of jobs saved because of some action on his part? In simple terms, how do they know, how do they measure it?
  • Administration Says Stimulus Has Worked {2 mil jobs saved!!}

    01/13/2010 5:10:21 AM PST · by shove_it · 28 replies · 1,128+ views
    NYT ^ | 13 Jan 2010 | JACKIE CALMES
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration, in its latest progress report on the $787 billion stimulus program, said both the overall economy and employment continued to be in better shape at the end of 2009 than they would have been without the government’s help. The council’s report, the second of the quarterly assessments mandated by Congress, said that in the fourth quarter the stimulus plan’s tax cuts and spending added about 2 percentage points to the gross domestic product, which is the size of the economy as measured by the total goods and services produced. Though unemployment reached 10 percent at year’s end—two...
  • Satan's Abomination of Desolation and Christ's Salvation of Desolation

    12/30/2009 3:14:06 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies · 492+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 10/23/08 | DJP I.F.
    In the 6000+ years of man’s history, the “pinnacle moment” is the Abomination of Desolation, the key event that will occur in the midst of the Tribulation (a terrible seven-year period that will mark the end of this age). It will be the time when the Man of Lawlessness (i.e., The Anti-Christ) will break his covenant with Israel (Daniel 9:27) and establish himself as Almighty God (Daniel 11:36-37, 2 Thess. 2:2-4, Rev. 13:14-15). He will demand total, absolute allegiance and worship (Rev. 13:16-18). This master politician of Europe's Socialistic European Community (Daniel 9:26) will rise to power, but it isn't...
  • Officials: Only A Failed Detonator Saved Northwest Flight

    12/27/2009 10:51:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies · 2,824+ views
    ABC ^ | 12/27/09 | RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
    Officials now say tragedy was only averted on Northwest flight 253 because a makeshift detonator failed to work properly. Share Man accused of attempt to blow up plane was sent on mission by terror leaders. Bomb experts say there was more than enough explosive to bring down the Northwest jet, which had nearly 300 people aboard, had the detonator not failed, and the nation's outdated airport screening machines may need to be upgraded.
  • My Job was SAVED today.

    11/17/2009 12:10:28 AM PST · by maclogo · 10 replies · 973+ views
    My FB page | 11-16-09 | L. Ray
    My job was SAVED today. I billed a client for work I DID! I hope and know that many of you Saved yours today also.
  • Verses about Salvation

    10/19/2009 3:53:47 AM PDT · by DoorGunner · 4 replies · 247+ views
    The Bible ^ | 10/19/09 | Holy Spirit
    Verses about salvation: Ezekiel 18 23"(A)Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should (B)turn from his ways and live? Ezekiel 18 31"(A)Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a (B)new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?  32"For I have (A)no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the Lord GOD. "Therefore, repent and live."  30"Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each according to his conduct," declares the Lord GOD. "(A)Repent...
  • Can Members Of The Catholic Church Be Members Of The Church Triumphant Of Jesus Christ? (Vanity)

    07/07/2009 6:33:08 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 59 replies · 1,138+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/07/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    I was looking at a Free Republic post Is There Salvation Outside The Catholic Church which incurred an astounding reaction among Freepers. You won't see that kind of post in Huffington or Kos. I am a former Catholic, now merely and simply a nondenominational "Christian" not bound, or aided by Protestantism or Catholicism. I received an excellent education in parochial grade and high schools, was an altar boy, and like most boys in the 1950's I was steered toward Catholic seminary. I did not go. Again, my parochial education, except for some of the doctrines, gave me an advantage in...
  • Created or Saved (great list!)

    06/10/2009 11:14:42 AM PDT · by astyanax · 4 replies · 248+ views
    IMAO ^ | 10Jun09 | Frank J.
    Created or Saved I’ve been a bit skeptical on how Obama keeps saying he’s “created or saved” different numbers of jobs, but the media seems credulous so I guess “created or saved” is a perfectly fine formulation. Thus we might as well apply the phrase to lots of different things. * I decided not to be bloodthirsty against common nuisances today and created or saved three squirrels. * By not going to McDonalds, I created or saved two cheeseburgers and a large fry. * Deciding against serial killing, i created or saved upwards of 33 people (I’m very smart and...
  • When God Called Me

    03/25/2009 3:04:41 PM PDT · by OPREV · 6 replies · 487+ views
    Rock & Roll and Warehouses When I was 5 I asked Jesus to come into my heart. I remember it vividly. But of course, we don't understand too much at that age, so, my calling (back) came when I was 23. I was living in a friend's warehouse where a rock band that I sang for also practiced. Living the wannabe rockstar life of partying, fighting, etc. I was a rebel. One night I went to friend's apartment for a little get together. I ended up staying the night. In the morning, I found one of those big family bibles...
  • Michael Vick Trades Signing Bonus for Treasures in Heaven

    09/16/2007 10:58:48 AM PDT · by ensignsj · 5 replies · 233+ views
    The Holy Observer ^ | 9-15-07 | The Holy Observer
    After long search, football star finds Jesus “hangin’ out” in courthouse restroom Michael Vick trades up! RICHMOND, VA – They say all dogs go to heaven. Well, after punching more than his share of canine tickets to paradise, Michael Vick seems to have finally found a little salvation for himself. After pleading guilty to federal dogfighting charges last month, the world heard Michael Vick proclaim his newfound faith in Christ. “I found Jesus,” Vick told reporters outside the courthouse. “And turned my life over to God.” What most people don’t know is that Vick had actually been looking for Jesus...
  • Soldiers remember Iraqi man’s sacrifice that saved their lives

    08/30/2007 6:04:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 692+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — A routine meeting on Aug. 18 became a saga of tragedy and heroism when one young Iraqi man gave his life to save his family and his friends in the U.S. Army. The Soldiers he saved that day say they will never forget the man’s sacrifice. The plan was to visit a leader of the al-Arafia Concerned Citizens Program. After a hectic month of raids and route clearance missions, the scouts of 2nd platoon, Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, weren’t worried about that day’s particular...
  • Conservation-damaged frescoes can be saved [damaging techniques have caused darkening & crumbling]

    05/18/2007 2:16:51 PM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 582+ views
    newscientisttech.com ^ | 5-18-2007 | Staff Writer
    Widespread use of a damaging conservation technique has seen many of Italy's Renaissance frescoes darken and crumble. That degradation can now be stopped in its tracks. In the 1960s conservators began coating frescoes in clear acrylic polymers to preserve them, but the treatment has had the opposite effect. "The acrylic makes the fresco look brilliant and well preserved initially," says Piero Baglioni, a chemist at the University of Florence. "But as the plaster can no longer breathe, degradation beneath the coating actually speeds up, due to calcium salt and humidity build-up."
  • Python, Creatures Saved After N.Y. Fire [10-foot python, two cobras, tarantulas & others creatures]

    05/18/2007 6:18:45 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 164+ views
    cbsnews ^ | -- | Staff Writer
    Firefighters responding to a small basement fire Thursday morning were startled to find a 10-foot python, two cobras, tarantulas and an assortment of other creatures inside. "It was like out of a science fiction scene," said Lt. Ed Ireland, whose engine company responded to the Queens blaze. The fire, whose cause hadn't been determined, was reported at about 11:20 a.m. in the borough's Corona section. Once it was extinguished and the smoke cleared, Ireland noticed the python writhing near his feet. In cages and tanks, there also were two small alligators, frogs, turtles and tarantulas, he said. All the creatures...
  • VT victim accepts Christ, less than 24 hours before he was murdered

    05/05/2007 11:37:29 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 50 replies · 1,684+ views
    Sent from Warner Bonderman, our Roanoke District President of the United Methodist Men: Jarrett Lane, a civil engineering major from Narrows, Va., was in Dr. G.V. Loganathan's classroom in Norris Hall when he was shot and killed. A senior and recipient of a special scholarship for engineering students, he had just celebrated his 22nd birthday in March. His former teachers at Narrows High School spoke of him in glowing terms, remembering him as a talented student, four-sport athlete, and valedictorian. Here is a wonderful story of God's Grace: This is from Mark Cox. On Sunday morning April 15, 2007, Jarrett...
  • Salvation And Its Importance In Your Life

    05/01/2007 11:16:14 AM PDT · by faithplusnothing1 · 78 replies · 698+ views
    Salvation And Its Importance In Your Life The assurance of salvation is the most important thing in life. It should be the number one concern of every human being. Sadly, too often it is not. The good news is, the Bible teaches that you can know for sure that you are going to heaven. I John 5:13 says: "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW THAT YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE..." Notice that this verse doesn't say, "that ye may HOPE that you can GET eternal life."...
  • Smoke Break May Have Saved Woman's Life After Tree Crashed Through Kitchen

    04/18/2007 3:23:02 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 9 replies · 506+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2007 | AP
    ROCK HILL, S.C. — Smoking just might have saved Brenda Comer's life. She said she had just finished washing dishes Monday and stepped outside to smoke a cigarette when an 80-foot oak tree crashed through her roof, landing across the sink where she had been standing just seconds before.
  • Pontiff-to-be helped rescue thousands of Hungary's Jews

    01/02/2007 3:22:19 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 756+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2 January 2007 | Jay Bushinsky
    JERUSALEM -- Newly discovered records document the role of Monsignor Angelo Roncalli, a Vatican diplomat in Istanbul during World War II who later became Pope John XXIII, in helping rescue thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. They also lend weight to arguments that Pope Pius XII, who was pontiff during the war, failed to do all he could to prevent the systematic massacre of millions of Jews. The memoirs, documents and letters stashed away in the private collection of a Jewish associate of Monsignor Roncalli describe frequent late-night meetings in the Vatican compound in the heart of Istanbul. There,...
  • Are you saved?

    12/29/2006 4:47:11 AM PST · by cowboyfan88 · 259 replies · 2,239+ views
    Pastor Ricky Kurth
    <p>The assurance of salvation is the most important thing in life. It should be the number one concern of every human being. Sadly, too often it is not. The good news is, the Bible teaches that you can know for sure that you are going to heaven. I John 5:13 says: "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW THAT YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE..." Notice that this verse doesn't say, "that ye may HOPE that you can GET eternal life." It says that you can know that you have it, as a present possession. How do you get it? Acts 16:31 says: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..." Notice again that it doesn't say, "Believe and you will someday be saved." It rather says, "Believe...and BE saved." Of course, the word "saved" makes a lot of people nervous. A man told me once, "We don't speak in those terms at our church." But that's a shame, because the Bible uses this word over and over again. John Newton used it hundreds of years ago when he wrote that most beloved of all Christian hymns, "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that SAVED a wretch like me." You've probably even sung that song! Well, it was written by a man who was saved, and you can be saved too. Ephesians 2:8,9 says: "For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” “Not of works, lest any man should boast." Here we see that people are saved "by grace," and "through faith." By God's grace. Through your faith. Faith and believing are the same thing. If you believe something, it means you have faith in it. Notice also the contrast to "works." Works are things that we can DO. Most people think that they can be saved by the things that they do. If they don't do bad things, if they instead do good things, they think that they will be saved. The problem with this system is that you can never be SURE that you've done enough good things, and avoided enough bad things, to be saved. That's why the people who believe this are generally not sure they are saved. But Romans 4:16 says, "Therefore it is OF FAITH, that it might be BY GRACE, to the end THE PROMISE MIGHT BE SURE..." The only way you can be sure of salvation is by faith. If you had to do as little as lift your finger to be saved, you could never be sure that you had done it right. But by faith we can believe that the Lord Jesus Christ did it right. We can be sure that He lived a sinless life. He never did anything wrong, He did everything right. A person like that didn't deserve to die. The Bible says that "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). But He was no sinner. Why did He have to die? Ah, He died OUR death. He died our death so that we could have His righteousness and be saved. II Corinthians 5:21 says: "For God made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." Two thousand years ago, God laid all of our sins on Christ as He hung on Calvary. But that doesn't mean that everyone is saved! Two thousand years later, WHEN YOU BELIEVE that Christ paid for all of your sins, God then takes Christ's righteousness and puts it on you, completing the transaction that must be completed for the redemption of your soul. I like to explain it this way. God says to us in the Bible that Christ paid for all of your sins. The only question is, Do you BELIEVE God when He says that all of your sins are paid for? Do you TRUST Him when He says that? If you do, the Bible says that you are SAVED. If you don't, well, you just have to go on trying to pay for your sins in your own way. By being good. By not being bad. But these are things the Bible says you can't do well enough to be saved. Romans 4:5 says: "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, HIS FAITH is COUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS." Titus 3:5 says: "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost." That big word "regeneration" is just a big word that means to be "born again," as the Lord talked about in John 3. But in both of these verses, you can see that salvation is by faith alone, and has nothing to do with your conduct. Most people think that we are all born GOOD, and on our way to heaven, and that we have to do something REALLY BAD to blow it and go to hell. But the Bible teaches the opposite. The Bible teaches that we are all born bad, and have to get saved by faith to go to heaven. Sometimes when we explain this, people then ask, "Why then should I be good?" The answer to this question is, we should be good out of gratitude for God for saving us. Earlier I quoted Ephesians 2:8,9 to show that we are saved "by grace" and "through faith." But the NEXT verse in Ephesians 2 tells us where "being good" comes in: "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus UNTO good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10). When we are saved, we are made "new creatures" in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17). But Ephesians 2:10 here says that we were "created in Christ Jesus UNTO good works." That is, we were saved by faith, but we were saved FOR A PURPOSE, for a reason. God saved us and made us new creatures in Christ so that we would THEN do good works. Most people get the cart before the horse, as the saying goes. Most people think you do good works, then God saves you. The Bible teaches that instead we are saved by believing, then we SHOULD do good works. Right after Titus 3:5 says we are saved "not by works of righteousness," three verses later it says, "...these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful TO MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS. These things are good and profitable unto men." Do you see it? We are not saved by good works, but after we are saved by faith, we are told we should do good works to please the One who saved us. Romans 6:23 says: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Here there is a contrast drawn between "wages" and a "gift." Wages are something that we EARN. We go to work, and work all week, and the boss pays us. If we want to be polite, we can say "thank you" when he hands us the check, but we don't have to. He OWES us that money, we EARNED it. But a gift is something altogether different. You can't earn a gift. If you did, it wouldn't be a gift. That's why the verses BEFORE Romans 4:5 says, "Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." You can't earn a gift, you can only receive it. And the way you receive the gift of salvation is by faith, by believing God when He says your sins are paid for. Suppose you were a gambler, and racked up a debt of a million dollars to the Mafia. They threatened to kill you unless you paid up. A wealthy friend learns of your plight and comes to you and says, "Don't worry, I've paid your debt." Now in this case, you must REALLY BELIEVE that your friend paid your debt. You must really TRUST your friend when he says that. That's why the other word that the Bible uses besides "believe" is "trust." Ephesians 1:12 talks about people... "...who first TRUSTED in Christ "In whom ye also TRUSTED, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" (Ephesians 1:13). If you DON'T trust that your friend paid your gambling debt, then you will most likely continue to make payments to your bookie or loan shark. But if you DO trust your friend when he says that your debt has been paid, then you will rest comfortably in that knowledge, knowing that you've been "saved" from an awful fate, and you will be forever grateful to the one who saved you. That's how salvation works too. In John 5:24, the Lord said: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, HATH EVERLASTING LIFE, and SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION, but IS PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE." Here we see that the Bible teaches that not only are you saved if you believe on the Lord, you already possess eternal life, and it is NOT POSSIBLE for you to ever be condemned for your sins, for you are ALREADY passed "from death unto [eternal] life." Remember, Acts 16:31 says, "believe...and...be saved." It DOESN'T say, "Believe and be good." It doesn't even say, "Believe and be religious." It just says believe and be saved. If you believe that Christ died to pay for all of your sins, and that you don't have to pay for any of them, the Bible says you are saved. In I Corinthians 15:1-4, the Apostle Paul identifies “the gospel” that he preached to the Corinthians, by which they were “saved”: “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; “And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” You too can be among those who are “saved,” if you will simply put your faith in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 3:25).</p>
  • Man Says Bibles Stopped Bullet

    11/08/2006 8:28:56 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 24 replies · 839+ views
    local6 ^ | 08-nov-2006
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 54-year-old Florida man credits two small Bibles in his shirt pocket with saving his life when they stopped a bullet. The man, whose name was withheld because his attackers are still at large, told Orange Park police that two men he didn't recognize ambushed him with a rifle as he carried bags of garbage to a trash bin. He said his attackers then fled in opposite directions. The man said the bullet was stopped by two New Testaments that he was carrying in his shirt pocket to give to friends. Police took them as evidence. The...