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    America: Flirting With Tyranny

    . • Gen 6:4 . .There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. One of the Bible's Hebrew words for "giant" is rapha' (raw-faw') which...
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    Thinking Of Becoming Catholic

    . Before taking the plunge, there's a few things folks should think about first. Once they're committed-- completed First Holy Communion and Confirmation --God will be holding them accountable to comply with everything Rome teaches and stands for: the Commandments, the Canon Law, the dogma...
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    What I Expect In Heaven

    . Personally I have no interest in the celestial element of the kingdom of Heaven. To me, it's a foreign country. I want to stay right here on earth during Messiah's 1,000 year administration and visit all the places to which I have never gone, do all the things I've never done, and see all the...
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    Women & Prophesy

    . Not long ago someone asked me what I thought is the definition of a prophet per the 14th chapter of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. Well; as it turns out, in that chapter, in context, prophets are inspirational speakers. • 1Cor 14:3 . . Everyone who prophesies speaks to people for...
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    Roe vs Wade Repercussions

    . The US Supreme Court's decision didn't outlaw abortions. It simply revealed that abortions are not a true Constitutional right nor have they ever been a true Constitutional right. The 1972 Court overstepped its bounds by associating abortions with the right to privacy when there is no right to...
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    Matt 27:50-53

    . • Matt 27:50-53 . . And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. . . . At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were...
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    Sad Friday

    . Jesus' crucifixion was a plus and a minus. For those of us fearful of an eternity suffering in fire, his crucifixion is a very big plus because by it, we have recourse to a God-given safety net. • Isa 53:5 . . But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the...
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    Jesus' Passover

    . • Mark 14:12 . . And the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover, his disciples said unto him: Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the Passover? That passage can be a bit misleading for folks unaware that the seven-day feast of Unleavened Bread...
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    Jesus The Jews' Messiah?

    . Our primary sources for this explanation are "Things To Come" by J. Dwight Pentecost and "The Coming Prince" by Sir Robert Anderson. Our point of reference is Daniel 9:25-26 where it's said: "So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem...
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    Christ's Resurrection

    . • Matt 12:40 . . As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Jonah 1:17) A handy fact to know about Christ's resurrection is that a preponderance of textual evidence indicates that his...
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    Jesus Afraid?

    . • Matt 26:42 . . He went away a second time and prayed: My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done. Jesus must've been really dreading the ordeal that he was facing because he prayed like that three times. During the incident, an...
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    Relative To Luke 16:19-31

    . • Luke 16:26-27 . . Between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, in order that those who wish to come over from here to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us. Although folks aren't permitted to cross back and forth over the chasm, they can at least communicate...
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    Jews In The Holocaust

    . International Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 falls on Thursday, January 27. Were I a Jew, I would not want the Holocaust remembered because it raises too many painful questions about the so-called chosen people's popularity with God. One has to ask, in point of fact there has been more than one...
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    Why Rachel's Tears?

    . • Matt 2:16 . . When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. That's actually pretty good evidence...
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    Why The Star?

    . The verse below is deliberately misquoted. Watch for the revision. • Matt 2:2 . . Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have followed his star from the east No, they didn't follow Jesus' star from the east; rather, they saw it in the east. Jerusalem was a logical destination...
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    Why The Wise Men?

    . Angels announced Jesus' birth up around the teensy community of Bethlehem, but they didn't go to Jerusalem; which seems to me would've been a far more sensible venue. Important news deserves an important audience, i.e. Jerusalem was Israel's religious center whereas Bethlehem was no-account...
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    Why A Barn?

    . The Greek word translated manger can also indicate a stall (Luke 13:15) which describes a cage where beasts not only have a place to lie down (usually on straw) but also easy access to their fodder via a box built on to one end, or side, of their accommodations. The box is situated outside...
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    Why The Shepherds?

    . • Luke 2:8-20 Not just why the shepherds; but why only the shepherds? _
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    When Inbreeding Was Safe

    . • Gen 2:21a-22a . . So the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon the man; and, while he slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that spot. And the Lord God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman; The Hebrew word translated "rib" is tsela' (tsay-law') and Gen...
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    Eve's Offspring & Mary's

    . • Gen 3:15 . . And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers. He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. Most everyone on both sides of the aisle agree that's a prophesy referring to Christ. Now, the question we must resolve is the origin of...
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