Sep 142014
 

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The Book of Tears is referred to by David in his Psalm 56 verse 4:

“You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?”

Whether the book referred to is the same book as the Book of Life, or another one, we cannot know. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known” 1 Cor. 13:12.

This post is dedicated to Gila and Doron Tragerman, the parents of  four-year-old Daniel, who was killed on August 24, 2014 just 2 days before the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. A mortar fired by Hamas struck a car in Nahal Oz, near the Gaza border, sending shrapnel flying into the Tragerman family home.

Click on the blue headline link at top to read our study – Editor

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Sep 102014
 

1410203348297_cachedThe Daily Beast: “For years, allegations of religious intolerance have swirled around the U.S. Air Force, with officers accused both of pushing evangelical Christianity on the troops—and of hampering Christians’ practice.

Now, a new case threatens to reignite the firestorm. The Air Force has allegedly refused to allow a service member to reenlist, because he refused to use the phrase “so help me God” in his oath, the American Humanist Association asserts.

According to the group, which has come to the defense of the unnamed airman—as Air Force troops are known—commanders told the service member on Aug. 25 that he must use the religious language in his reenlistment contract or leave the military.”

Opinion: November 23, 2013, a Fox news post ‘Air Force Drops So Help Me God From Oath’ said this:

“The Air Force Academy has admitted they removed the phrase “so help me God” from three oaths in the 2012 edition of their official cadet handbook, Fox News has learned. The revelation came after more than two dozen members of Congress sent a letter to Academy Supt. Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson demanding that she explain why the phrase was removed.”

A stunning turn around and welcome praise.

 

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Sep 072014
 

We continue our current study of the ‘books’ mentioned in Scripture; those that are not the 66 stand-alone books of the Bible.

Today we look at The Book of Remembrance, spoken of by Malachi in 3:16, which records the names of those “who fear the Lord and meditate on His Name.”

We hope that the interpretations we have expressed these past few Sundays are taken in the spirit in which they have been given. Among the reasons we have shared this with you are (but not limited to):

  • to deepen our knowledge of God’s Holy Word,
  • to learn from His past dealings with His chosen,
  • to discern what He desires from us,
  • to love Him and His Redeemer Son more and more as we get to know them personally

We accept that there are several interpretations other than the ones we have chosen to write about. And, perhaps you favor a different interpretation, however, let us “avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.”  2 Timothy 2:23

May the word of God be glorified!

Editor

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Aug 272014
 
US and Iran Attack ISIS, Ignore Each Other

The Daily Beast: “U.S. warplanes striking targets in Iraq. Iranian tanks are reportedly moving into the northern part of the country. But the two foreign militaries fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are not talking to one another. U.S. and Iraqi officials tell The Daily Beast that, for now, there is no

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Aug 202014
 
Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack

Gateway Pundit: “The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and

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Jun 242014
 
Sudan: Christian Woman Sentenced to Death Goes Free

Arutz Sheva: “A Sudanese woman on death row for apostasy had her sentence canceled and was ordered released by a Khartoum court on Monday, The Associated Press (AP) reports. The Sudanese state news agency SUNA said the Court of Cassation canceled the death sentence against 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim after defense lawyers presented their case. The

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May 252014
 

 Hymns as poetry: “Amazing Grace” was composed by John Newton probably between 1760 and 1770 for one of his weekly services. Formerly a seaman and first officer aboard slave ships, Newton lived a debauched, hardened life until a fearful storm at sea awakened him, and the Mercy and Grace of the LORD Jesus Christ saved him. It

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