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  • Godisgood1
    Gabriel Durrell Brown Sr. - I have all kinds of compassion for the people involved, especially for the young man. I had a cousin who is not with us any more because he decided to end his own life. We miss Gordon today, just as much as when it first happened... His suicide devastated his family. ...more
    Gabriel Durrell Brown Sr. - I have all kinds of compassion for the people involved, especially for the young man. I had a cousin who is not with us any more because he decided to end his own life. We miss Gordon today, just as much as when it first happened... His suicide devastated his family.
    He didn't have to choose death to deal with the problems of life - God is always with us therefore we always have hope - He loves us...
    Deuteronomy 3:6: "the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."
    31:8 "And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed."

    "for he (God) hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." - Hebrews 13:5b&6.
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  • A to Z
    knethrea - Don't work around animals or know how to use a dictionary either? Websters collegiate: Colt: #1 A young male horse, donkey, etc... Foal: #1 A young horse, donkey, mule, etc... ############## You just keep winning .... here's a message from the preacher: Because ...more
    knethrea -

    Don't work around animals or know how to use a dictionary either?

    Websters collegiate:
    Colt: #1 A young male horse, donkey, etc...

    Foal: #1 A young horse, donkey, mule, etc...

    ##############

    You just keep winning ....

    here's a message from the preacher:


    Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
    But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
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  • Christian Socialist
    Dear CP Reader: What needs to be investigated is the nature and extent of state spying on our population, and to what end this is done. It is beyond me that people rage against our spying program -- which includes about everyone on the planet -- but also rage against Snowden, who brought so much of this to light. You can`t have it both ways. Christian Socialist
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  • Christian Socialist
    Dear Vincent Funaro: You wrote: `... showcasing a side of the faith not embraced by the entire body.´ Paul wrote: `...conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.` I reply: Pity we take stands on what falls short of this criteria. Christian Socialist
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  • A to Z
    Gabriel Durrell Brown Sr. - Gmd1952 may have his own preference, but I liked this one: 12:09 AM on July 30, 2014 Hawty - "The point you are missing about when a man leaves a woman for another man is the fact that he's gay." There is a point here but I'm not missing it. A man who has made ...more
    Gabriel Durrell Brown Sr. -

    Gmd1952 may have his own preference, but I liked this one:

    12:09 AM on July 30, 2014
    Hawty - "The point you are missing about when a man leaves a woman for another man is the fact that he's gay."

    There is a point here but I'm not missing it. A man who has made solemn vows before God and family to faithfulness, integrity, fidelity, love, kindness, consideration to another and then when he finds he is sexually attracted to another abandons those solemn vows to pursue the other person is immoral and a cad IRRESPECTIVE of his orientation.

    You think if he is gay he gets a pass? Typical. Nothing more elegantly demonstrates that gay's elevate erotic love above all the other loves than your excusing this man's irresponsible behavior because "he is gay."

    Gays keep telling us their marriages are about much more than sexual desire EXCEPT if they are married to someone of the opposite sex then love, fidelity, responsibility, etc all take a back seat to the fulfillment of their sexual desire. Leave your spouse of many years? Abandon your children? All acceptable in the pursuit of a more sexually satisfying life if you are gay.

    This is what you consider the moral high ground for gays? The celebration of this betrayal for no more higher purpose than to lead a more sexually satisfying life? It is why you will eventually lose.
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  • gmd1952
    Gabriel Durrell Brown Sr. - The facts of biology. Human sexuality is complementary in nature and the primary function of the male/female genitalia is coitus. State the contrary facts. You clown because that is all you have left. As you will demonstrate here there are no contrary facts to bring forward, there is just clowning and "spin". How many Liberals can you fit in a "clown car"? All of them.
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  • knethrea
    A to Z - Really? Then your own Christ is also a "goat herder in the bronze age" because He completely missed a simple form of literary parallelism that is easily understood by many in Zechariah when He tried to ride both a donkey and a colt into Jerusalem in order to fulfill a prophecy!!! "...on ...more
    A to Z - Really? Then your own Christ is also a "goat herder in the bronze age" because He completely missed a simple form of literary parallelism that is easily understood by many in Zechariah when He tried to ride both a donkey and a colt into Jerusalem in order to fulfill a prophecy!!!

    "...on a donkey, a colt, a foal of a donkey"

    Similarly " .... on a Harley, a chopper, the daddy of scooters"

    Get it? If God read this as a prophecy he'd be doing stunts on both a Fatboy and Blazer.



    That's right, your "in your face, & timeless in His written word..." is so confusing (as demonstrated over and over again in this article and by the commenters) it also confused your "perfect" Christ and had Him look like a complete fool when he had his lackeys "borrow" both a donkey and colt.

    Your God's word is so confusion it confused your God.


    So much win!

    All my fellow atheists. This is just win.
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  • Christian Socialist
    Dear Louie: Ahhh, but I didn`t SAY that! ;) Also, telling -- WHERE is the thread that allows discussion of the ongoing war ON Palestine ... Perhaps we are just not supposed to have that discussion. Christian Socialist
    • Only America Can Save Iraq's Last Christians
    • In recent years, Iraq's Christians have experienced relentless persecution by various extremist groups, and, along with a civil conflict in which the Christians remain neutral, it has taken a hard toll on their numbers.
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  • Hawty
    BornAgainChristian1 - Sorry it took me a while to reply. I was having dinner with my family on the patio. Tactics! Tactics! Tactics! You do love that word don't you? Do you want numbers to back up the information I talked about earlier? Well number one...Hawty doesn't do clerical work. Number ...more
    BornAgainChristian1 - Sorry it took me a while to reply. I was having dinner with my family on the patio.

    Tactics! Tactics! Tactics! You do love that word don't you?

    Do you want numbers to back up the information I talked about earlier? Well number one...Hawty doesn't do clerical work. Number two...Earlier I was a little curious about the straight people numbers so I started to look, but I'll be honest. I just couldn't do it.

    If you don't believe that straight people participate in or*l s*x, an*l s*x, f*sting, outdoor s*x, and the other things you mentioned then you can look up the exact numbers for yourself. I assure you there are many who do. You knew that though. You just wanted to throw the homosexuals under the bus.

    Do you realize that it's not just the LGBT who have and transmit HIV? It's unfortunate that people still associate it with gay men. That can be misleading and make those who are not LGBT think they are safe from it. The gay community certainly has the highest numbers, but it doesn't stop there. It's a horrible disease that affects people of all ages, whether they are straight or LGBT. I really feel bad about those who get it through blood transfusions. You can't blame that one on the homosexuals. We are not allowed to donate blood.

    You seem very concerned about HIV/AIDS driving up the cost of healthcare. I can understand that concern. You must also be concerned about the fact that 2/3, yes that is 66 out of every 100 people are either overweight or obese. Almost half the population has a chronic condition. Things like heart disease and diabetes. How about those that smoke and drink alcohol? I take good care of myself, so why should I suffer the increased healthcare costs caused by people who are overweight, smoke cigarettes, or drink alcohol? Since 98 percent of the population is straight that means that the straight people are the ones driving up these costs. You didn't mention that? Oh that's because you were busy trying to throw the homosexuals under the bus. I sure hope you are not doing things that will lead to increased health care costs for the rest of us.
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  • dofofaxg
    “Sea” and “River”—Isaiah's Use of Mythology by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. The Canaanite god of chaos who went by the names Sea and River has a counterpart in Isaiah's king of Assyria. The Ugaritic myth of Baal and Anath depicts the hero god Baal establishing order in the ...more
    “Sea” and “River”—Isaiah's Use of Mythology
    by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.


    The Canaanite god of chaos who went by the names Sea and River has a counterpart in Isaiah's king of Assyria. The Ugaritic myth of Baal and Anath depicts the hero god Baal establishing order in the world by subduing Sea and River, who threatens humanity. Thus, Isaiah depicts the Assyrian archtyrant as a new Flood: “Jehovah will cause to come up over them the great and mighty waters of the River—the king of Assyria in all his glory. He will rise up over all his channels, overflow all his banks. He will sweep into Judea like a flood and, passing through, reach the very neck; his outspread wings will span the breadth of your land, O Immanuel” (Isaiah 8:7–8).


    The king of Assyria will be “stirred up” against God and against God’s people “even as the Sea is stirred up” (Isaiah 5:30; 37:28). In the “Day of Jehovah”—God’s Day of Judgment—he and his alliance of nations will commit worldwide genocide and “cause destruction throughout the earth” (Isaiah 10:5–7; 13:4–6). However, after serving God’s purpose of destroying the wicked, they too suffer destruction: “Woe to the many peoples in an uproar, who rage like the raging of the seas—tumultuous nations, in commotion like the turbulence of mighty waters! . . . At evening time shall be the catastrophe, and before morning they shall be no more” (Isaiah 17:12, 14).


    5. 25. 2011
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  • dofofaxg
    A New Flood—Assyria’s World Conquest by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. Just as the world experienced a Flood anciently—“because all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth” and “the earth was filled with violence” (Genesis 6:11–13); and just as God saved Noah and his family ...more
    A New Flood—Assyria’s World Conquest
    by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.

    Just as the world experienced a Flood anciently—“because all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth” and “the earth was filled with violence” (Genesis 6:11–13); and just as God saved Noah and his family from the Flood—because “Noah was a just man, perfect in his generation” (Genesis 6:9)—so, when those conditions recur, God will send a new Flood and will save just men made perfect. That End-Time Flood, however, will not be by water (signifying the earth’s baptism by water) but by fire (signifying its baptism by fire): “With fire and with his sword shall Jehovah execute judgment on all flesh, and those slain by Jehovah shall be many” (Isaiah 66:16).


    Personifying the Flood is the king of Assyria, who resembles “an inundating deluge of mighty waters (Isaiah 28:2). His evil allies, who “rage like the raging of the seas—tumultuous nations, in commotion like the turbulence of mighty waters!” (Isaiah 17:12), will overrun the earth like “a flooding scourge” (Isaiah 28:17–22). Still, the destruction they cause is by fire: “Whole nations have been burned like lime, mown down like thorns and set ablaze” (Isaiah 33:12); “Wickedness shall be set ablaze like a fire, and briars and thorns shall it consume; it shall ignite the jungle forests [cities], and they shall billow upward in mushrooming clouds of smoke” (Isaiah 8:18).


    8. 2. 2012
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  • dofofaxg
    Isaiah's Antichrist—The King of Assyria/Babylon by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. Isaiah's version of an End-Time Antichrist is the king of Assyria/Babylon, whom Isaiah portrays as a composite of types. That is, he combines several types or precedents of ancient ...more
    Isaiah's Antichrist—The King of Assyria/Babylon
    by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.

    Isaiah's version of an End-Time Antichrist is the king of Assyria/Babylon, whom Isaiah portrays as a composite of types. That is, he combines several types or precedents of ancient tyrannical rulers to project a single End-Time one—a consummate archtyrant. Setting a precedent for world conquerors from the North were the kings of Assyria (Isaiah 10:5–14; 37:18, 21–27). To that type, Isaiah adds the king of Babylon, who is also a world conqueror from the North, but who styles himself as a demi-god and exemplifies Babylon’s idolatrous ideology (Isaiah 14:3–21; 47:1–8). In the end, however, because of the loyalty of God’s people, the archtyrant is put down.

    Thus, Isaiah predicts: “But when my Lord has fully accomplished his work in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, he will punish the king of Assyria for his notorious boasting and infamous conceit, because he said, ‘I have done it by my own ability and shrewdness, for I am ingenious. I have done away with the borders of nations, I have ravaged their reserves, I have vastly reduced the inhabitants. I have impounded the wealth of peoples like a nest, and I have gathered up the whole world as one gathers abandoned eggs; not one flapped its wings, or opened its mouth to utter a peep’” (Isaiah 10:12–14); “How the tyrant has met his end and tyranny ceased!” (Isaiah 14:4).

    2. 8. 2012
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  • dofofaxg
    A Pattern of World Conquerors from the North by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. The Assyrians and Babylonians who conquered the ancient world both came “from the North” in relation to Israel when God’s people turned to wickedness. Those events established a pattern ...more
    A Pattern of World Conquerors from the North
    by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.

    The Assyrians and Babylonians who conquered the ancient world both came “from the North” in relation to Israel when God’s people turned to wickedness. Those events established a pattern that would repeat itself prior to Jehovah’s coming to institute the earth’s millennium of peace. This time, however, it would not be the ten-tribed kingdom of Israel or the people of Judah in ancient Judea who would suffer invasion and destruction by a world power but God’s people who turn to wickedness in the modern age. This time, too, it would be an End-Time world power “from the North” that would overrun the world, following the pattern of those former events.


    When God’s End-Time people reach the same level of wickedness that ancient Israel did, God will respond as did before: “Hail the Assyrian, the rod of my anger! He is a staff—my wrath in their hand. I will commission him against a godless nation, appoint him over the people [deserving] of my vengeance, to pillage for plunder, to spoliate for spoil, to tread underfoot like mud in the streets. Nevertheless, it shall not seem so to him; this shall not be what he has in mind. His purpose shall be to annihilate and to exterminate nations not a few” (Isaiah 10:5–7). “From the North shall come [pillars of] smoke, and no place he has designated shall evade it” (Isaiah 14:31).

    6. 8. 2011
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  • Christian Socialist
    Dear psalm1375: The problem here is that we take a Biblical text -- with which I for one have no problem whatsoever -- and then import into it a shipload of theology that it supposedly means. The problem is not with the text. The problem is with what people say that the text means. No matter how ...more
    Dear psalm1375:

    The problem here is that we take a Biblical text -- with which I for one have no problem whatsoever -- and then import into it a shipload of theology that it supposedly means.

    The problem is not with the text. The problem is with what people say that the text means.

    No matter how many times the text is quoted, it does not necessarily mean what people SAY it means.

    No matter how many times people are accused of stubbornness, disbelief, rebellion or unbelief, the text does not necessarily mean what people SAY it means.

    No matter how much rationalizing or special pleading is offered, the text does not necessarily mean what people SAY it means.

    No matter how frustrated or superior or belligerent someone may feel, the text does not necessarily mean what people SAY it means.

    No matter what qualifications or credentials apply, and however much Scripture is praised, or how much sound hermeneutical principles are sermonized, the text does not necessarily mean what people SAY it means.

    Remember psalm 1375: for many of us, the question is never WHAT the text says, but what the text MEANS.

    I hope this clarifies a few things.

    Christian Socialist
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  • dofofaxg
    End-Time “Assyria”—A Militaristic Alliance by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. Featuring prominently in the book of Isaiah is a militaristic superpower that seeks to conquer the world. Indeed, God commissions its king figure—an End-Time archtyrant—to punish God’s people ...more
    End-Time “Assyria”—A Militaristic Alliance
    by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.

    Featuring prominently in the book of Isaiah is a militaristic superpower that seeks to conquer the world. Indeed, God commissions its king figure—an End-Time archtyrant—to punish God’s people when they turn to evil and apostatize: “Hail the Assyrian, the rod of my anger! He is a staff—my wrath in their hand. I will commission him against a godless nation, appoint him over the people [deserving] of my vengeance, to pillage for plunder, to spoliate for spoil, to tread underfoot like mud in the streets. Nevertheless, it shall not seem so to him; this shall not be what he has in mind. His purpose shall be to annihilate and to exterminate nations not a few” (Isaiah 10:5–7).

    Following the pattern of ancient Assyria, this ruthless world power and its alliance of nations will commit genocide on a world scale: “Hark! A tumult on the mountains, as of a vast multitude. Hark! An uproar among kingdoms, as of nations assembling: Jehovah of Hosts is marshaling an army for war. They come from a distant land beyond the horizon—Jehovah and the instruments of his wrath—to cause destruction throughout the earth. Lament, for the Day of Jehovah is near; it shall come as a violent blow from the Almighty” (Isaiah 13:4–6). Although all nations in their wicked state suffer destruction, it is the apostasy of God’s covenant people that is the catalyst.

    11. 23. 2011
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