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The Man Who Invented Christmas - Part II
The Man Who Invented Christmas posed the problem if you can change. Could Scrooge change from his evil ways or was he incapable of changing? As we all know, Scrooge could and did change his ways. But are you capable of changing your ways and believing in ...
Dec 11, 2017
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The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Man Who Invented Christmas is an excellent film. It is the story of how Charles Dickens became inspired to write The Christmas Carol. It is generally historically accurate, and the story becomes alive. As he visits various people, they morph into ...
Dec 9, 2017
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Pearl Harbor Day
Today I went to a Pearl Harbor commemoration. It is good to pause and remember those who have died and a warning not to be complacent. You may think you have control of your life, but you never know when you are going to die. Not only should you have a ...
Dec 7, 2017
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Religious Freedom
The first amendment states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to ...
Dec 5, 2017
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Gambling - IV
Fourth, gambling is a form of state-sponsored greed. We read in Romans 13 that government is to be a minister of God. Government should provide order in society and promote public virtue. Legalized gambling undercuts government’s role and subverts ...
Dec 3, 2017
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Gambling - III
Third, gambling destroys families. Gambling is a major cause of family neglect. Many of the social costs associated with gambling come from its mindset. As people get caught up in a gambling frenzy, they begin to neglect their families. Money spent on ...
Dec 1, 2017
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Gambling - II
Second, gambling destroys the work ethic. The work ethic is that if you work hard, you will be paid. Gambling says if you are lucky, you will get wealthy, very wealthy indeed. Instead of putting your shoulder to the wheel, many spend on lottery tickets, ...
Nov 29, 2017
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Gambling - I
On Monday 03 December, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether gambling on sports should be authorized. It is estimated that $150 BILLION is spent illegally on gambling. I am against gambling because it is based on covetousness, ...
Nov 27, 2017
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The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Man Who Invented Christmas is about Charles Dickens and his writing of the Christmas Carol. However, the man who invented Christmas is NOT Charles Dickens, but Jesus Christ! In one month we celebrate Christ's birth.
Nov 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving - Jonah
This morning I heard a sermon on Jonah and thanksgiving. While he is in the belly of the great sea creature, he says this: "But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you." Thus, even in times of hardship, being in the belly of a sea ...
Nov 23, 2017
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Thanksgiving
I received a Thanksgiving message from my boss (slightly modified so as not to be too identifiable): "Let me wish every member of our company a very happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for all you do, every day, week in, week out . . . Please know all ...
Nov 21, 2017
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Definition: Love Child
Since 1805, the term "love child" has been used for an illegitimate child. I resent that definition. My wife and I love each other, and we have several children - all conceived in love. But none of them can be considered a "love child" ...
Nov 1, 2017
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What are you watching? Dark Passage
A little more than 70 years ago, Dark Passage, was released on 27 September. My wife and I watched the film and it is a great classic with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. It was refreshing to see a film without a single vulgar word or blasphemy. ...
Oct 22, 2017
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What are you reading? The People of the Book - VI
Geraldine Brooks is no friend to Christianity. In The People of the Book, the only sympathetic portrait of a Christian in 5 1/2 centuries is a lesbian. Her portraits of Christians are cruel people who persecute the Jews and the Muslims who are always ...
Oct 20, 2017
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What are you reading? The People of the Book - V
In Geraldine Brooks' People of the Book, the Christian wife of the converted Jew, thinks her child is of the devil and after birth abandons her child. Once again, a "righteous"...
Oct 18, 2017
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What are you reading? The People of the Book - IV
In Geraldine Brooks The People of the Book, the Christian wife of the Jew (see previous article on 14 Oct) goes to her parents, asking them to ransom her husband. They are so cold-hearted, they do not redeem their son-in-law. Once again, ...
Oct 16, 2017
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What are you reading? The People of the Book - III
In Geraldine Brook's The People of the Book, we meet the perfidious Christians of the Spanish Inquisition. A Jew converts to Christianity and then the Spanish Inquisition does not think that he is Christian enough and tortures him - not just mental ...
Oct 14, 2017
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What are you reading? The People of the Book - II
The People of the Book is about the Sarajevo Haggadah, a very old Jewish manuscript from around 1450. In it the book's origins is from Spain. The most sympathetic Christian we meet is a girl who was captured by a Muslim emir and became his wife. She then ...
Oct 12, 2017
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What are you reading? The People of the Book - I
Geraldine Brooks, a prolific author and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, wrote The People of the Book. In the very first chapter - in the first several pages, the heroine Hanna, (a Jewess) is in bed with a Muslim, Ozren Karamen on the very first night ...
Oct 10, 2017
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Why the Massacre in Las Vegas? Part II
I think one reason for the massacre is because of the lack of fear of eternal punishment (see "Why the Massacre in Las Vegas? Part I). I would contend that the second reason is because of a culture of death. We live in an age where death is ...
Oct 8, 2017

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