Do Vaccines Violate The Christian Faith?

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Do Vaccines Violate The Christian Faith?   Vaccines : Most Christians I know have never given this issue much of a thought, and it is not because they don’t understand the Bible. You can be a Bible Scholar and still not understand why vaccination violates Christianity because you also need to understand vaccines in depth, starting with ingredients. I want to start by saying that I am not presenting this information because I think I have some edge on the Christian Faith, some insight into the Bible that is unique and profound,…

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How to Distinguish a True Christian from a Hypocrite

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How to Distinguish a True Christian from a Hypocrite Distinguish : How can you tell whether you’re a genuine believer or a false professor? One of the best books describing the true nature of conversion is The Christian’s Great Interest by William Guthrie. The great Puritan theologian John Owen highly commended it and wrote, “The author [of The Christian’s Great Interest] I take to have been one of the greatest divines that ever wrote; it is my Vade-mecum [that is, “handbook”], and I carry it and the Sedan New Testament,…

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God’s Attributes The True Measure of Fine Art

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God’s Attributes The True Measure of Fine Art Before the world was digitized and messaging was made instant via the ubiquity of supercomputers carried in each person’s pocket or purse, written communication was facilitated by means of mail delivered by the postal service. Specifically, a writer would place his or her message into an envelope and then entrust its delivery to a group of people who never (well, rarely) failed, even in the face of rain, sleet, or snow. The delivery process could be as short as a single night…

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Has Christianity Become a Coward’s Religion?

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Has Christianity Become a Coward’s Religion? Renaissance political thinker Niccolo Machiavelli castigated Christianity for making its adherents weak. Looking to the next world, he charged, Christians forget their public duties in this world, leaving their communities weak in the face of their enemies. Early Christian martyrs were hardly cowards. There were martyrs in Machiavelli’s day as well, and as I write martyrs are being made every day as pious Christians are murdered by the thugs of the Islamic State. One wonders, however, given some recent trends, whether some Christians in…

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How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism?

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How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism?   How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism? Judaism Christianity, and Islam, in contrast to Hinduism and Buddhism, are all monotheistic faiths that worship the God of Adam, Abraham, and Moses-creator, sustainer, and lord of the universe. They share a common belief in the oneness of God (monotheism), sacred history (history as the theater of God’s activity and the encounter of God and humankind), prophets and divine revelation, angels, and Satan. All stress moral responsibility and accountability, Judgment Day, and eternal…

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Islam to overtake Christianity to be largest religion in world by 2070

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Islam to overtake Christianity to be largest religion in world by 2070 ISLAM will take over Christianity as the largest religion in the world by 2070, latest research has found. Christianity : The religion is the only faith growing faster than the world’s population and is expected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2050, compared to 35 per cent for Christians.This will be powered by growth in nations such as Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to research by the US-based Pew Research Centre. There were 1.6billion…

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Christianity and the Baha’i Faith

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Christianity and the Baha’i Faith Christianity : Are Baha’is Christians? Yes – Baha’is love and revere Christ and His teachings. The Baha’i Writings testify that “To be a Christian is to embody every excellence there is.” Love, compassion, honesty, truthfulness, kindness, patience, integrity, and humility – those qualities make up just a few of these many excellences. The Baha’i teachings also proclaim the reverence with which Baha’is view our Lord Jesus Christ: Know thou that when the Son of Man yielded up His breath to God, the whole creation wept…

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The Angry Heart

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The Angry Heart Angry Heart : A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. Proverbs 14:16-17 (NIV) An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. Proverbs 29:22 (NIV) The root of sinful anger grows in a heart that is self-centered and idolatrous. Because we live in a society that screams constantly about “rights,” when our perceived rights are violated, we become angry. Women champion their “right to choose,” homosexuals fight for the…

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Basic Christian Life

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Basic Christian Life Christian : As disciples of Jesus Christ, we want to live the Christian life in a way which pleases Jesus. Someone has said, “The Christian life is not difficult, it is impossible.” We cannot live pleasing to God on our own strength. A supernatural life must be lived by the power of the supernatural Holy Spirit. However, living a supernatural, God-pleasing life does not mean throwing our brains out the window! We have to study and learn what it is that pleases God and then cooperate with…

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U.G. KRISHNAMURTI

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CHAPTER 35 U.G. KRISHNAMURTI  Back to the Table of Contents U.G. KRISHNAMURTI:Question: A  lot  of  things  you  have  said  sound  like  stuff  I  have  read  by  U.G. Krishnamurti…. Answer: I’ve read a lot of things from U.G. – no relationship  to J. Krishnamurti  – that I like, too. There are other things I’ve read where he seems to contradict himself a lot, things I disagree with, or maybe things I don’t totally understand. But here’s a sample from this “anti-guru” of what I like…. “People call me an ‘enlightened man’…

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THE EGO

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CHAPTER 31 THE EGO Back to the Table of Contents   EGO:Question: You’ve  been  pretty  hard  on  the  ego  throughout  this  book.  Isn’t  that  a judgment in itself? Answer: Excellent point, and I’m glad for the chance to clarify it. First, let’s make sure we agree on what we mean by the “ego,” since that word has been used a lot and means different things to different people. In  this  book  I  have  used  “ego”  to  mean  the  personality  construct  we  create  while playing the Human Game. It is composed…

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THE HUMAN GAME MODEL

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HUMAN GAME:Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What  you  know  you  can’t  explain,  but  you  feel  it.  You  felt  it  your  entire  life  –  that  there’s  something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there like a splinter  in your mind driving you mad.” – Morpheus, from The Matrix * * There  is  no  way  any  human  being  in  this  holographic  universe  can  know  with certainty why their  Infinite  I created  them.  The story I am about to…

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THE CONSCIOUSNESS MODEL

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consciousness:Ramana Maharshi taught that you could achieve the stage of butterfly if you simply “Ask yourself again and again, ‘Who am I?’”1 “The inquiry ‘Who am I?’ will destroy all other thoughts, and like the stick used for  stirring the burning pyre, it will itself in the end get destroyed. Then, there will arise Self- realization.”2 That’s much more easily said than done; and like any other teaching in the back of the movie theater, if it worked, there would be a lot of butterflies populating the Earth by now.…

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INSIDE THE COCOON

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PREFACE TO PART TWO cocoon:Welcome to your cocoon! The sound you just heard was the door closing and locking behind you, so let’s not waste any time…. (By the way, what often happens first as you enter your cocoon is that you get a gift from  the “Universe,”  a little  “reward”  for taking  your  first step toward self-realization. This  will  be  different  for  everyone,  so  you’ll  want  to  be  open  and  alert  and  on  the lookout; and it helps to express some appreciation – to no one in particular, if…

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THE BREAKOUT

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breakout:As I walked out of the Library into the back of the movie theater again, I looked up at  the black  ball  hanging  from the  center  of the ceiling  with its  bright lights  streaming toward the wrap-around IMAX screens. Finally, I knew with certainty what the ball was. It was projecting the images of the 3D movies onto the screens, creating the holograms we are all part of, totally immersing us, making them appear to be our lives, our reality. In fact, Pribram said that black ball was a human…

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THERE IS NO “OUT THERE” OUT THERE

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Dr.  Karl  Pribram  has  had  a  long  and  illustrious  career.  Born  in  Austria  in  1919, Pribram is both a neurosurgeon and a neurophysiologist who spent many years trying to find out where memories are stored in the brain. The problem was that in the 1920’s a brain scientist by the name of Karl Lashley had found “no matter what portion of a rat’s brain he removed, he was unable to eradicate  its memory of how to perform complex tasks it had learned prior to surgery.”1 So Pribram set out to…

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THE FIELD

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FIELD:Electrons are both waves and particles? One minute they act like a particle, and the next minute they act like a wave? At  the  time,  no  one  could  really  believe  any  of  this  was  actually  true.  Something must be wrong, they thought…. So  the  scientists  modified  the  experiment  to  “watch”  (with  a  measuring  device)  a single  electron  as  it  went  through  the  double  slits  to  see  if  it  really  acted  like  a  wave instead of a particle. However, the moment they observed the electron, an even stranger thing happened. They…

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THE LIBRARY

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LIBRARY:There  are three  other  doors in  the back  of the movie  theater  I haven’t mentioned. One has a sign saying, “Men’s Room;” another says “Ladies Room;” and above the third door is a sign saying, “Library,” and that door is never closed. In between groups, or as I began to realize the particular group I belonged to at the time wasn’t going to produce what they were offering and my membership was coming to an end, I would go into this Library and read, looking for new inspiration and hope.…

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JOINING TOGETHER

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joining-together:New  Human  Adults  who  have  just  made  it  to  the  back  of  the  movie  theater  will usually display some common personality traits. First, they begin to understand there are possibilities that were inconceivable to them as a Human Child. Even their freedom to walk around is a new sensation that takes some getting used to. Being up and out of their seats has given them new hope and new energy. They don’t necessarily understand what’s happening, but it excites them to find out, to exercise this freedom and explore these…

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PLATO’S CAVE

PLATO’S CAVE:Imagine that for your entire life you have been sitting in a chair in a movie theater. The place is dark, like all movie theaters; but you can feel… No… wait! Before we go there… There’s  a famous  allegory called  “Plato’s Cave,”  written  of course by Plato.  It’s a fictional  conversation  between  Plato’s  teacher,  Socrates,  and  Plato’s  brother,  Glaucon; and, essentially, the first part of the allegory goes like this… Socrates  asks  Glaucon  to  imagine  a  cave  inhabited  by  prisoners  who  have  been chained  and  held  immobile  since  childhood.…

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CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS

The man we know as Santa Claus has a history all his own. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red, but his story stretches all the way back to the 3rd century. Find out more about the history of Santa Claus from his earliest origins to the shopping mall favorite of today, and discover how two New Yorkers–Clement Clark Moore and Thomas Nast–were major influences on the Santa Claus millions of children wait for each Christmas Eve. THE LEGEND OF ST. NICHOLAS The legend of…

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Job replies to Zophars first speech

Chapter 12 Job replies to Zophar’s first speech Job says that his friends’ speeches were too simple v1 Job answered: v2 You think that you are the greatest people ever! You think that nobody else is wise! v3 But I am intelligent, too. I know the things that you know. In fact, everyone already knows the things that you have said. Chapter 12 In chapter 4, Eliphaz told a story about a spirit. And he explained that nobody is perfect. In chapter 8, Bildad preferred traditional ideas. He explained that…

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The Jews build Jerusalem’s city wall again

About the Book of Nehemiah Explanation The Jews build Jerusalem’s city wall again: There are many dates in this *introduction. These dates are the number of years before the time when Jesus Christ was born. Each date has the letters ‘BC’, which mean ‘before Christ’, after it. This *introduction also refers to places in the Bible where you can read about these things. The history of the *Jews before their *exile These are the events that happened in *Israel before the time of Nehemiah. This account will help us to…

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Hoshea’s rule as the last king of Israel

Chapter 17 Hoshea’s rule as the last king of Israel v1 Hoshea, son of Elah, became king of *Israel. He did so in the 12th year of Ahaz’s rule. Ahaz was king of *Judah. Hoshea ruled in Samaria for 9 years. v2 He *sinned against the *Lord. But he was not as bad as the kings who ruled *Israel before him. v3 King Shalmaneser of Assyria came to attack Hoshea. Hoshea had been like a servant to Shalmaneser. And he had paid taxes to Shalmaneser. v4 But the king of…

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Ahaz’s rule as king of Judah

Chapter 16 Ahaz’s rule as king of Judah v1 Ahaz, Jotham’s son, began to rule as king of *Judah. That was in the 17th year of Pekah’s rule. Pekah (king of *Israel) was Remaliah’s son. v2 Ahaz was 20 years old when he became the king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 16 years. Unlike David his *ancestor, Ahaz did not do what pleased the *Lord his God. v3 Ahaz did what the kings of *Israel did. He even *sacrificed his son in the fire. The *Lord had forced some nations…

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Jehoahaz’s rule as king of Israel

Chapter 13 Jehoahaz’s rule as king of Israel v1 Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, became the king of *Israel. That happened in the 23rd year of Joash’s rule. Joash, the son of Ahaziah, was the king of *Judah. Jehoahaz ruled over *Israel for 17 years. He ruled in Samaria. v2 He *sinned against the *Lord, as Nebat’s son Jeroboam had done. Jeroboam had caused the *Israelites to begin those *sins. And Jehoahaz did not stop those *sins. v3 So the *Lord was very angry with the *Israelites. He allowed Syria’s…

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The Lord rescues Samaria

Chapter 7 The Lord rescues Samaria v1 Elisha said, ‘Listen to what the *Lord says. About this time tomorrow, a large amount (probably 14 pints or about 7.3 litres) of flour will be much cheaper. It will cost under half an ounce (under 14 grams) of silver. Twice that amount of corn will cost that same amount of silver. People will sell them at the gate of Samaria.’ v2 The king was standing next to his officer. That officer said this to Elisha. ‘Even the *Lord could not do that!…

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The war against Moab

Chapter 3 The war against Moab v1 Ahab’s son Joram became the king of *Israel in Samaria. That happened in the 18th year when King Jehoshaphat was ruling over *Judah. Joram ruled for 12 years. v2 He *sinned against the *Lord. However, he was not as bad as his father or his mother. Joram’s father had made an image that was like *Baal. Joram removed that image. v3 But he *sinned like Nebat’s son Jeroboam, who led *Israel into *sin. Joram did not stop that *sin. Joram was a bad…

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olomon’s peaceful kingdom

Chapter 4 Solomon’s peaceful kingdom This chapter shows how successful Solomon’s rule was. The country was wealthy. It was at peace. The farms were successful. Food and drink were plentiful. People lived good lives. Other nations respected Solomon. Some of those nations paid taxes to him. The Bible said that people will know such a good and peaceful time again. This will happen when Jesus returns to this world. See Isaiah chapter 55. But, of course, Solomon’s rule was not perfect. Jesus’ rule will be perfect. And it will continue…

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David’s sons

Chapter 3 v1 So Saul’s family opposed David. Their armies continued to fight for a long time. David’s side became more powerful. But the people who supported Saul’s family became weaker and weaker. Joab and Abner stopped the battle in 2:26-27 but the war continued. The *tribe of *Judah was smaller than the rest of *Israel. But God had *anointed David as the next king of *Israel. So, God gave David and his army success. David’s sons v2-5 David had 6 sons while he was in Hebron. His oldest son…

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