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Another Aspect Of Hell

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Most folks are already familiar with one aspect of hell — the fire and brimstone aspect. But have we ever considered the aspect of having to spend an eternity with totally wicked people? (Genesis 6:5).

Where Is The Authority To Claim That Baptism Is Not Necessary For One To Be Saved?

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It comes as a shock to many people that Jesus Christ commanded people to be baptized in order to be saved (Acts 10:44,47-48 ASV). He told a confused Nicodemus, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5 - see article).

In 2017, Let's Keep Eternity In Mind!

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During the dark days of World War II, as Adolf Hitler was tyrannizing Europe and herding millions of people into concentration camps, there was a widespread belief that the end of history had arrived. Sophie Scholl, a German who was convicted of treason during the Nazi regime of terror, made this comment in a letter to a friend just before she was executed in 1943:

7 Money Saving Tips To Frugal Living

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From this MSN article, we learn the following 7 money saving tips to frugal living:

The Equality Issue (Again)

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American Thinker writer, Gideon Isaac, has written this article, describing the dictatorship factor of the Title IX discrimination law passed by Congress in 1972.

No Wonder Men Don't Want To Consider Marriage!

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After reading these two American Thinker articles here and here about contentious and discontented women, this writer is thinking, no wonder men don't want to consider marriage! The wise man Solomon once stated, "It is better to live on a corner of a housetop than in a house in company with a quarrelsome wife" (Proverbs 21:9 NET).

Who Were The Sons Of God And The Daughters Of Men?

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A querist asks, "Who were the sons of God and the daughters of men mentioned in Genesis 6:1-4?"

There's No Empty Rhetoric

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It is indeed refreshing to note, that in the first two days after being sworn into office, President Trump is already promoting the ideology of setting goals and getting things done (see here, here, here, and here).

"Jesus Loves Me This I Know, For The Bible Tells Me So"

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The above verse from that simple children’s song, written in 1860 by Anna B. Warner (source), reverberates through the ages. Our world sinks ever more quickly into a morass of sin and ungodliness, but Jesus loved it enough to die for it (John 3:16). To do such a thing, He had to come among us and be in the world while not being a part of it (Philippians 2:5-8).

A Hand Up, Not A Handout

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As I read this above titled article by Peter Greer, my eyes focused on two words in the article about how to get an oppressed people out of poverty — job creation (see under #2 heading). In other words, a hand up, not a handout.

Is Life Really Like A Box Of Chocolates?

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In the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest meets a nurse while sitting on a park bench. He asks her if she would like a piece of chocolate from his box of chocolates. She doesn't respond. He then tells her, "My mama always said that life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna' get" (see video).

"We Have To Put Our Mates First"

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Brother Steve Fontenot is one of the writers for the "Think On These Things" publication. In the quarterly edition of the publication (January-February-March, 2014, Volume 45, No. 1), brother Fontenot wrote this sobering article that both spouses in a marriage relationship need to ponder.

Defining Moments

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Quoting from clinical psychologist, Meg Jay, leadership guru, Paul Sohn, points out in this article, the idea that the younger generation needs to intentionally set a foundation of defining moments that will affect them for the rest of their lives.

We Are "One Blood" Americans!

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As I read American Thinker writer, E.W. Jackson's article, I thought to myself that the points he makes about ceasing the use of politically correct hyphenated titles for different races and nationalities, were right on target!

Friday The 13th And Troublesome Events

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Today, we experience another Friday the 13th (there is another one in October), which has long been associated with bad luck. However, our Lord teaches us in Matthew 6:34 NASB, that “Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Dependability -- A Character Trait Quickly Vanishing From The American Landscape

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When I was growing up back in the 1940's, you could depend on another person to do exactly what he or she stated they would do. In other words, you could depend on them to get the job done. But in our growing lazy and irresponsible society, dependability is a character trait that is quickly vanishing from the American landscape.

You're Never Too Young To Learn!

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This writer's old heart was greatly encouraged today, to read about this little 4-year old Georgia girl, who was given the chance to be "Librarian For the Day" at the Library of Congress. Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, GA, has read more than 1,000 books in her short lifespan on earth!

The Imagination Of Our Heart

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Having a great imagination as a child, I pretended that I was a cowboy, Indian, firefighter, train engineer, airline pilot, and a multitude of other characters.

5 Steps To Quitting The Smoking Habit

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As I was reading this Reuters article today about the fact that smoking costs the global economy more than one trillion dollars per year, and causes about 6 million deaths annually, I thought of this article that I wrote in 2014 about how to overcome a bad habit by replacing it with a good habit.

What About The Future Of Mankind?

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As I look at these three technology videos, describing what role technology might possibly play in the future of mankind, here, here, and here, the message this author receives, is that frail man will somehow develop a kind of utopian society and world (Psalm 39:4; Jeremiah 10:23). That utopia might consist of (1) more practical ways of using energy efficient resources; (2) the development of fuel efficient autonomous vehicles; and (3) the building of energy efficient buildings and infrastructure.

"What Happens In Lyrics Ends Up Happening In Our Streets"

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In another excellent article here, my friend Ramnath Subramanian, talks about the fact that as the arts become mediocre and debased, so does society.

7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

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Steven Covey has written this above titled book, which focuses on self-development and personal improvement. This 14 minute video lists the 7 habits and explains them, along with examples (I have added related article links and scriptures).

"Self-Doubt Is An Inside Job"

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The above statement comes from a church marquee sign that I recently saw while traveling to a scheduled meeting with my insurance agent.

A Lack Of Parental Authority --- Some Solutions

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In this Fox13 article, family physician, psychologist and author Leondard Sax, offers the following six solutions to remedy the lack of parental authority (I have added comments in parenthesis and article links):

Elitists, Peasants, And Jesus

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After reading American Thinker writer, Thomas Lifson's article, about how out of touch the elitists are in our nation with the common man, i.e., the peasants, I immediately thought of Jesus' attempt to relate to the so-called "religious" elitists of his day (the Pharisees).

11 Traits Parents Of Successful Kids Have In Common

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This above titled article by Drake Baer and Rachel Gillett, provide us with 11 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common.

The Lord Is Looking For A Few Good Men In 2017

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The United States Marine Corps has been using the slogan, "We're looking for a few good men," for well over two hundred years now. It began on March 20, 1779 when Captain William Jones advertised for "a few good men" to enlist in the Corps, thinking that would be all that was needed. It became a challenge or a dare to young men back then, and continues to be a challenge today, to see if they qualify as one of the "few good men" the Marines are looking for.