Pope Meets US President

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Typhoon Haiyan Strikes the Philippines--update

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All are without excuse for knowing there is a God in heaven.

The heavens surely do declare there is a God of great power and majestey. See God's Glory


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A Timeline of World History revealing how God has dealt with men and nations for the last 6,000 years. .

From Eden to the second coming, we have a faithful record of history and the future as we study the inspiration given in the Bible.

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Timeline (Dial Up)

Vegan Diet Fights Cancer

Why the push to eat more fruit and vegetables? Because medical studies show this helps to prevent cancer. A new study reveals the blood from strict vegetarians much better at fighting cancer. Watch Video

Israel Proposes Sunday Law

 

A Sunday Law in Hebrew Israel?

Israel is proposing a national Sunday law. Jews and Muslims want Friday off so there is some opposition. The pope has called for national Sunday laws.

 

Religious Freedom

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Roman Catholic priest supports
religious freedom for minority religions.

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Statute of Religious Freedom

Christian Reformation

The Dark Ages

There were at times but very few copies of the Bible in existence. In the different countries of Europe, men were moved by the Spirit of God to search for the truth as for hidden treasure. Providentially guided to the Holy Scriptures, they were willing to accept the light, at any cost to themselves.

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A Bible Answer




The Cross, what does it mean?


Answer:   Galatians 3:13


"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us."


And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8.

"And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him."     "That He might sanctify the people with His own blood," Christ "suffered without the gate." Hebrews 13:12. For transgression of the law of God, Adam and Eve were banished from Eden. Christ, our substitute, was to suffer without the boundaries of Jerusalem. He died outside the gate, where felons and murderers were executed. Full of significance are the words, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us." Galatians 3:13.  

In the sufferings of Christ upon the cross prophecy was fulfilled. Centuries before the crucifixion, the Saviour had foretold the treatment He was to receive. He said, "Dogs have compassed Me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed Me: they pierced My hands and My feet. I may tell all My bones: they look and stare upon Me. They part My garments among them, and cast lots upon My vesture." Psalm 22:16-18. The prophecy concerning His garments was carried out without counsel or interference from the friends or the enemies of the Crucified One. To the soldiers who had placed Him upon the cross, His clothing was given. Christ heard the men's contention as they parted the garments among them. His tunic was woven throughout without seam, and they said, "Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be." Read More



200,000 million years ago what happened on the Earth?   Many profess to know what happened then, but the Earth is little more than 6,000 years old. Between four and five thousand years ago there was a great flood. The Bible is accurate and is our only record of what is called prehistoric time.  Listen to the bold statements made by one who professes to absolutely know he came from a monkey. Watch the Ken Ham Bill Nye creation/evolution debate.




The world is importing food from China. The safety of food from China is an issue.


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Consumer Reports tested chicken purchased in 26 US states. They tested the chicken for salmonella, campylobacter, and staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and enterococcus. Where they found those bacteria in  chicken samples, they conducted additional tests to determine what the strains were and whether they were resistant to antibiotics. They reported that 49.7 percent tested positive for at least one multidrug-­resistant bacterium, and 11.5 percent ­carried two or more types of multidrug-­resistant bacteria.

The samples included chickens produced by major labels and also included organic and chickens not given antibiotics. They reported that these chickens fared no better than the conventional chickens.  

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Harold Camping died Sunday from injuries he sustained from a fall in late November. Mr. Camping, owner of Family Radio Stations had predicted the end of the world on three separate occasions. Many were impressed with his prophecies even though he had previously been wrong. Knowing his last two attempts at prophecy would fail, A Bible Answer offered Family Radio one million dollars for their stations before the  world would end, and would take possession of the stations after the date when the world was supposed to end. Mr. Camping refused the offers.  One million dollars




Aid is pouring into Tacloban in this second week after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda devastated the city.


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The Philippines are under attack from Haiyan. The typhoon has come ashore and is headed for highly populated areas. 



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"The super typhoon likely made landfall with winds near 195 mph. This makes Haiyan the strongest tropical cyclone (typhoon) on record to make landfall," said Jeff Masters director of meteorology at Weather Underground.





Look closely at the photograph. Do you see the tiny trail in the sand? So much time making so many loops, but what was the destination or purpose of travel?


As our family walked along the beach one cool, cloudy morning my husband's keen eyesight spotted the trail with a perishing worm at one end. He quickly scooped up the little creature and deposited it in a shady area but it was probably too late to save its life - it had worn itself out seeking. The photograph of its wanderings was taken shortly after the attempted rescue. It intrigued me that the little thing would spend so much time and effort going in circles. The trail reminds me of the various ways we humans look for happiness, fulfillment, or even the meaning of life, and often miss the mark..


Proverbs 18:2 states, "A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself."


The Christian's goal is to glorify God in words, actions, and dress; our reward is eternal life. We are not to seek what will glorify ourselves, or get distracted looking for pleasures that capture our time and attention. That is not to say that we should not find pleasure in life, but that what we chose to do has to meet a certain criteria. What we chose to occupy our time with (books, music, games, TV, internet, etc.) all effect our ability to achieve our goal. Our choices either advance or hinder our character development.


Over the years we have gone through our house and weeded out videos, books, toys, clothing, etc. that God has prompted us is not the best for Christian development. Each time he draws us closer to His standard of purity. When shopping or visiting the library we now ask ourselves if what we are about to get will help us reach our goal.


Like the little worm we may spend time wandering from one activity to the next, traveling in circles never achieving a purpose. Or we may rightly use God's word to direct us in our choices. A wise king once wrote, "Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13


Fear God: have a healthy respect and reverence for the One who created us.


Keep His commandments: His law which is "holy, and just, and good."(Romans 7:12)


Exodus 20:

1 And God spake all these words, saying,

2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.

18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.


God's law is like a guardrail to keep us on the right path so we don't waste time going in circles in our Christian growth. Do the activities we choose so absorb our attention away from Godly things that we are making an idol out of them? Do they foster competition in our hearts as we try to be better than someone else instead of encouraging them on the right path? Perhaps they are seemingly innocent pleasures that distract us for a time away from something better. We need to filter our thoughts, activities, and dress through God's word, for this is the whole duty of man.




"It's too hot," the little girl grimaced as she tried to dig her bare feet beneath the powdery surface of the dirt trail. A nearly 1,600 foot drop in elevation from the cool mountains where she lived to our desert foothills revealed that her feet could not handle barefoot hiking like at home. My husband drew an extra pair of socks from his pocket and handed them to her. She timidly accepted the small gift, concern for getting white socks dirty written on her face as well as spoken. Those worries were soon put to rest, and she gratefully put on the socks. With a heart felt "Thank you!" she was soon sprinting up the trail.


Our destination was an aspen grove cradled in a rocky crevice, fed by a shimmering waterfall - a little niche of paradise in the desert. After enjoying the scenery and the company, it was time to leave. At the base of the trail the little girl looked at me with sad eyes and stated, "I think I put a hole in your sock." Smiling reassuringly at her I gently said, "Sweetie, I never bring two pairs of socks on a hike. This morning I felt silly not knowing which socks to wear so I brought a second pair. God knew you would need them. Early this morning, before anyone knew you would need them, God provided for you." A whispered, "Wow" was all she could say.


"Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25:34-40



A small gesture, but it was all I could do, and in it I was more blessed than that little girl for I was allowed the privilege of touching God.



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A Testimony

By Desert Rose

It happened over a decade ago. Details have become blurred or missing over time, but I do remember the impossible position I was put in and the results.

He was only a puppy. So small, yet so full of life, even with his injury – a gaping gash on his throat that went all the way through the skin revealing his insides. Having called a vet and being told they could put him down for free, but would charge for anything else, and having no money, they turned to us for help. Actually, me. Could you stitch him up, was the plea.

I sew skirts, not puppies! No, I can't stitch up a puppy. They understood and started to leave. But I couldn't let them go. Wait – let's think this through again. We went over it and over it – none of us had money, the vet wouldn't work for free unless it was to put the animal down. But to stitch a puppy? No. I can't do it. They started to leave again. Wait! I still couldn't let them go. Silently I warred against my feelings. How could I say 'No?' Because I didn't want to hurt the creature – he was already hurt; because I was afraid it wouldn't help – he was already in a hopeless condition; because I just didn't want to stitch a puppy! His doom was ensured.

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Cause of Disasters

Amid a great number of horrendous disasters, there are efforts to explain them.

Global warming is the explanation by many who reject Bible truth as to why we are seeing so many natural disasters. Yet many experts cannot tie these floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes to global warming.

We even hear a lot of "experts" telling us there are not more of these disasters. it is just that we have better reporting or an increase in population.

As believers in an omnipotent God and a powerful fallen angel, we know that there is more than we can see. We do not explain all that we see in nature in the same manner as do many scientists who do not believe. We do not see matters as did those who built the tower of Babel to rise above any future world-wide flood. No, we understand that God and Satan have powers to influence what we see in the natural world.

We have peace knowing "that all things work together for good to them that love God."  Satan may destroy, and he does, but he cannot do one thing that God does not allow him to do. As he is about this world wreaking havoc, we know that God is our Protector.

"I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee." Psalms 91:2-7.

 

 

Revival and Reformation

Today is the day of salvation!

The time has come for a thorough reformation to take place. When this reformation begins, the spirit of prayer will actuate every believer, and will banish the spirit of discord and strife.

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Living in the country is a blessing for families. An active out door life will develop health of both mind and body. Children should have a garden to cultivate, where they might find both amusement and useful employment. The training of plants and flowers not only teaches many good lessons, but by close contact with nature, the mind is pointed to God.

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Home schooling with Jesus

Today, for many Christian parents and children, home school is not one of many options, but sadly the only option.

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