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Condolences to the members of First Baptist Church

Posted in News on Mon, Nov 06 2017 - 10:35 AM

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It is sad to see another gun rampage. I would like to extend condolences to all my brothers and sisters who lost loved ones in the the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Texas. Unfortunately this man snapped. I understand that the military was taking a stand against family violence when they discharged this man from military...

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Easter 2017

Posted in Bible on Sun, Apr 16 2017 - 03:19 PM

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I agree with the statement the Pope said in his Easter message that "The resurrection of Christ isn't a party with lots of flowers". When the 11 apostles first heard from Mary that Jesus had risen they did not rejoice. It was greeted with skepticism and consternation. Then when they saw Jesus they rejoiced. Generally, however the serious issues...

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Proposed Changes to the Affordable Care Act

Posted in News on Fri, Mar 10 2017 - 06:38 AM

The present replacement to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) that is being discussed in Congress apparently has some drastic changes being proposed to Medicaid. I've heard 1 report that coverage for "middle aged" people in Medicaid is likely to be gutted. This would leave a lot of people in big trouble at the time of life when most people need...

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President Trump's Address to Congress Feb 28

Posted in News on Tue, Feb 28 2017 - 11:27 PM

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If President Trump is able to accomplish 75 percent or more of his objectives on his to do list this speech will become one of the most important speeches in American history, similar to a grand slam home run. His tone and presentation was presidential but he also showed that he understands the inter connectedness of America's problems. Even if he ...

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Continuing Starvation in Venezuela

Posted in News on Wed, Feb 15 2017 - 05:31 PM

Ever since the Venezuelan government nationalized food distribution in 2015 there have been problems with food shortages. It is apparent there have been many children now who have been without food for long periods of time and are fainting from starvation. Malnourishment in childhood can lead to health problems later on in life and can also stunt...

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What's in a Name?

Posted in News on Sat, Jan 14 2017 - 12:25 AM

When John Paul was shot and injured about 1981 the assailant was charged by the Italian police and later tried in Italian court. Vatican City handles its own day to day affairs, however the Italian government handles the big issues. Is the Vatican ruled by Italy or by the Vatican? If you ask 3 people, likely you would get 4 different opinions. ...

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The Queen's Christmas Message in Perspective

Posted in People on Sat, Dec 24 2016 - 08:02 PM

Christianity is under attack in many places across the world and sometimes it seems unprecedented. And it may well be for our recent times. However, Christianity has always been under attack and it may be helpful to look back at the problems from about half a century ago. In Queen Elisabeth's Christmas Message from 1957 she talks about the attacks ...

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How to Tell an Antichrist from a Tyrant

Posted in Practices on Sun, Dec 11 2016 - 02:05 PM

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Of course an antichrist is also a tyrant and they all murder and oppress. But what distinguishes an antichrist from your average tyrant is this: AN ANTICHRIST TRIES TO FORCE PEOPLE TO WORSHIP THEM. STALIN USED A SIMPLE TRICK TO FOOL GRADE SCHOOLERS INTO WORSHIPING (PRAYING TO HIM). Communist teachers would instruct students to take a break. Then...

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Children of Aleppo

Posted in News on Sun, Nov 20 2016 - 09:16 AM

I realize some of the families in Aleppo do not want to leave because they have husbands who are rebels fighting in the area. However I believe most  of the civilians there want to get out. Widows and orphans especially have no reason to stay there. Most small children have little understanding of the historical hatred that has led to this...

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Congratulations to President elect Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence

Posted in News on Sun, Nov 13 2016 - 02:25 PM

Now that Mr Trump has become president here are some things that those implementing the President elect's platform may want to consider: Mr Trump's platform is quite ambitious and I believe that unless things are done in the right order, some important programs may fail. For example: I think it would be better to maintain a cash flow for public...

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Of Sons and Daughters

Posted in People on Wed, Oct 12 2016 - 08:31 AM

Oh sons and daughters of the "great" ones You once had a chance In the youth of your strength At the start of the dance To take the truth to heart But you turned away   From cradle to grave They vowed to give you Everything they never had All but diamonds ...  to see you through   But they forgot to tell you There was a ...

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What is Their Definition of Infidel?

Posted in News on Mon, Sep 05 2016 - 07:58 AM

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I believe the question to ask when dealing with a Muslim you don't know is this: "WHAT IS THEIR DEFINITION OF INFIDEL"? This can tell you a lot. If they consider Christians and Jews as infidels, in my opinion, they will also consider any non Muslim as an infidel. And the word INFIDEL is very much a loaded word. Loaded with contempt for anyone...

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Is a Christian Council Viable?

Posted in News on Sat, Aug 27 2016 - 08:58 PM

In an August 24 poll Johnson was running at about 16 points in New Mexico and Jill Stein at 7 points in an August 16 Colorodo Quinnipac poll (realclearpolitics.com/epolls). Although it is unlikely either will get enough votes to become president, they might influence the outcome of the election. It is generally theorized that Stein could bleed...

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Remembering the 5 Dallas Officers

Posted in News on Mon, Jul 11 2016 - 06:15 AM

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My heart goes out to the friends and families of the 5 police officers who were killed in Dallas during the demonstration a few days ago. Apparently these were substitute killings by someone with an "us and them" mentality, which conveniently avoids the reality, that everyone is responsible for their own actions. To the children of the police...

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Black Lives do matter

Posted in News on Thu, Jul 07 2016 - 06:12 PM

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A black bird saw a man with a gun entering the forest and flew over. The bird said to the man "Please don't kill any of my children in the forest". And the man asked "Well what do they look like"? The bird said "They are the most beautiful". The man agreed and went his way. After some time the man returned from the forest and was stopped by the...

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Brexit, What will tomorrow bring?

Posted in News on Fri, Jul 01 2016 - 10:16 AM

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Britain has been somewhat of a reluctant member of the EU and Margaret Thatcher was also a bit of a Euroskeptic even though she chose to join in the European Common Market. Still I think that Europe should cut Britain some slack. Britain not only benefitted from trade with Europe, it also helped to build up the EU. Do you think that Europe would...

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Questions After the Brexit Vote

Posted in News on Fri, Jun 24 2016 - 05:28 PM

While the Brexit Vote results produced joy in most of England and Wales, it has produced numerous logistical problems for all of the UK and the EU. I think that Scotland and Northern Ireland realize that time is on their side, at least for the near future. It is Gibraltar that may well find itself in the most immediate crisis. Some reports say...

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What Is Israel

Posted in Bible on Sun, Jun 12 2016 - 12:59 AM

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The Lord told Jacob that his name would no longer be called Jacob but rather Israel. Then the Lord also said to Jacob now Israel in Genesis 35:12 "The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give it". Then just before the death of Moses, when the camp was in Moab, the Lord told Moses that...

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Looks Like an Uncontested Convention for Mr Trump

Posted in News on Thu, May 26 2016 - 05:57 PM

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Now that Mr Trump has acheived the necessary threshold for an uncontested convention he may have some more time to think about policy. At one point  Mr Trump had indicated his disillusionment with NAFTA. NAFTA has certainly been a nauseating experience for a lot of blue collar workers in both Mexico and the southern states of America. If Mr...

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Major Meeting of Christian Churches in October

Posted in News on Sat, May 07 2016 - 01:07 PM

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In October of this year a number of denominations including Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelical Assoc are planning on meeting in Moscow to discuss the State of Christianity. The Russian Orthodox Church is also reportedly planning to attend. They are planning on discussing the plight of Christians in the MIddle East. A word of thanks...

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Location of Babylon (From Book of Revelation)

Posted in Bible on Mon, Feb 15 2016 - 03:12 PM

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Where would future Babylon as mentioned in the Book of Revelation be? The Bible mentions that it rests on 7 hills. Also it will in its time be the economic center of the world (Book of Revelation). If Babylon is either Rome or ancient Babylon or Jerusalem (which apparently also has 7 hills) then it would be unlikely that a major upheaval is near...

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Kindness

Posted in Theology on Thu, Dec 24 2015 - 02:02 PM

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There is a wisdom and strength in kindness that evil cannot destroy. So evil tries to seperate us from sanity, stability and kindness and kill us instead. Happy Christmas and may the Lord show you the way in the New Year if you search for it. roundtable

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70th Anniversary of V-E Day

Posted in News on Sat, May 09 2015 - 08:31 AM

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Congratulations to all the French, American, Canadian and other allied troops who fought against the Nazi war machine and achieved victory against Hitler 70 years ago. I'd like to leave out, however troops that were loyal to Stalin. Historical records show that Stalin preferred Hitler as an ally. Not only by the "Molotov - Ribbentrop pact" but...

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A Word in Due Season about Africa

Posted in News on Fri, Apr 24 2015 - 11:40 AM

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  The Bible says that: "a word in due season is like pitchers of silver" and Mr  Charles Huber has done that.   Mr Huber sits as a member of German parliament and his father was a diplomat from Senegal.   Mr Huber has said that:   "we have to work with African governments on a concept for how we're going to develop...

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Cap and Trade

Posted in News on Tue, Apr 21 2015 - 05:49 PM

  A number of governments around the world are looking at "cap and trade" mechanisms to reduce pollution. Although "cap and trade" has the potential to reduce some pollution, to me it looks more like a motivational tool to prod corporations into action. What is really needed are new technologies  like advanced design scrubbers to reduce ...

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