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 91 
 on: December 13, 2014, 09:01:21 AM 
Started by Mikey - Last post by Mikey
Luke 1:35, "That Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God"
2 Corinthians 8:9, “Though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich”
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In the vivid imagination of many young children, high above the decorations and colorful holiday lights, a jolly man in a red suit is pulled through the sky by a team of flying reindeer.  Youngsters go to bed in restless anticipation and excitement of the next morning, because it's Christmas Eve!  Yet, today my thoughts wander across time and space to yet a very different setting.  The animals are also restless.  A mule brays and a cow bumps the stable door.  An anxious husband stops pacing the makeshift delivery room floor to console his wife. 

Suddenly a newborn baby sputters with His first breath, and with a spirited cry He announces His own arrival.  The long-awaited Son has come! The night of Jesus' birth was exciting for Mary and Joseph.  There before their eyes was the miracle baby whose coming into the world had been announced by angels.  The shepherds too saw and heard a "multitude of the heavenly host" praising God and heralding His birth (Luke 2:13).  How thrilling that must have been!  Harry Reasoner, one of the most respected television journalists of our time gave a Christmas commentary in 1971 that bears repeating today.  Here, in part, is what he said …

"Christmas is such a unique idea that most non-Christians accept it, and I think sometimes envy it.  If Christmas is the anniversary of the appearance of the Lord of the Universe in the form of a helpless baby, it's quite a day.  It's a startling idea, and the theologians, who sometimes love logic more than they love God, find it uncomfortable … it is either all falsehood or it is the truest thing in the world.  It is the story of the great innocence of God, the baby, God in the power of man.  And it is such a dramatic shot toward the heart that if it is not true, for Christians nothing is true.  So even if you have not got your shopping all done and you are swamped with the commercialism and the frenzy, be at peace … the story stands."
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Further thoughts:

Think about it … when Jesus was born, shepherds came to honor Him and later wisemen brought Him gifts (Matthew 2:8-12).  These people had no idea what Christ would eventually accomplish, but they were right in doing what they did, because Jesus' birth was the most remarkable event in all-human history.  Jesus as a baby was remarkable because He was God in human form.  He was the Creator of the universe visiting this planet.  Never shrink from celebrating this baby at Christmas.  Marvel at His incarnation, and stand in awe of a tiny wiggly baby who had created His worshipers.  Then step back in wonder, for the story gets even better, because this divine baby grew into a perfect man who willingly died for our sins. Just think … God came down from heaven's glory to this miserable earth as a baby so He could become our Savior. 

So, in all the excitement of this Christmas holiday, let's draw our attention to the Savior and not to the commercialism.  Like John the Baptist, let's point others to the One who came into the world but was not recognized by it (John 1:6-10). May the greetings we speak, the cards we send, the presents we give be motivated by our love for Jesus Christ. After all, He is the real reason for the season, so let’s focus on that message this Christmas day and each one thereafter.  Celebrate the baby, but trust the Savior … that's how to keep Christ in Christmas, and make it complete.
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The goodness and love of God became incarnate at Bethlehem.
 dove

 92 
 on: December 11, 2014, 12:06:04 PM 
Started by Mikey - Last post by Mikey
John 19:30, "When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!"

Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
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The Bible tells us that a person's salvation is by Grace alone and is a gift from God our Creator. The book of Galatians answers the question, "How can I be truly free?" Free from guilt, free from fear, from doubt, from sin, and from always trying and never quite making it. When the world looks at that question, it offers two contradictory answers.

Many people think freedom comes from keeping the rules, doing good, trying harder, going to church, being baptized, giving your money, following the Ten Commandments, obeying the Golden Rule, doing what your priest tells you to do, offering a sacrifice, lighting a candle, saying the Hail Mary, meditating, and using the prayer wheel.

My beloved, the list is endless because the human mind is endlessly creative in the many ways it devises to please a God it cannot see or understand. However, rule keeping always fails in the end because you can never be sure you’ve done enough. If one prayer was enough, would two be better? How many candles should I light? You can never be absolutely certain!
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Further reflection:

The apostle Paul was addressing a group of churches in Galatia, which had been seduced by false teachers from their faith in Christ alone by distorting the gospel, twisting of its truth and content, to give it more of a man-centeredness rather than a God-centeredness. It subtly moves the inquirer away from Christ alone, grace alone, and faith alone. It is not in the church, nor our baptism, nor our own works of righteousness. It is not Christ plus something else that saves you, as some would teach. It is not Christ plus your merits, nor Christ plus your penance, nor Christ plus your service nor Christ plus the Church that saves you. If you are trusting in Christ plus anything, then you have missed the gospel.

You have invested your eternity upon that which cannot save, for as soon as you add anything to the sufficiency of Jesus Christ alone and faith in Him for your salvation, you have embraced a false gospel. My beloved, the emphasis of the gospel is never upon what we do, but upon what Jesus Christ has done on our behalf. The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ died on behalf of sinners. His death was substitutionary and atoned for our sins. His death satisfied the justice of God so that we can be justly declared righteous in His sight. Christ’s resurrection confirmed that the penalty due to each of us for our sin was sufficiently paid and that now this resurrection power operates in us who believe, bringing us to life eternal through Jesus Christ.
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Closing thoughts:

Could you improve on a masterpiece? Imagine that you’re walking through the museum in Paris, and as you approach the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, would you think about taking a palette and brushes and touching up the painting? Maybe putting some more color in her cheeks or perhaps changing her nose just a little? "Why, that's ridiculous!" you say. Over 500 years the Mona Lisa has been considered one of the greatest artistic works of all time. How absurd to think we could add anything to this masterpiece!

Yet, that's what many people try to do with God’s masterpiece of salvation through Jesus Christ. They think they must improve on it with some work of their own. But that masterpiece was completed when Jesus said; "It is finished," while hanging on the cross. Then He proved that His work of redemption was done when He rose from the dead. So, when you hear that Jesus paid the price for your sin and that you don't have to do anything to merit God's grace, do you think?

(1) Its too good to be true?
(2) There's something I must do to earn it?

(3) We can do nothing to earn our salvation, because we are saved by grace and by grace alone.

(4) Our redemption is a gift from God. However, our part is to acknowledge our sinfulness and inability to save ourselves, by putting our trust in Jesus, believing that He died on the cross for our sins. God has provided salvation for you, that's His part, receiving it by faith, that's ours.

(5) The question that remains, "Have you done your part in accepting His gift of redemption?"

(6) If so, Praise the LORD, but if not, I would urge you to trust Him today, this very hour, because the next hour may be too late for we don't know when death will knock at the heart of our door!
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The God of all Grace makes Saints out of the worst of sinners.
 dove

 93 
 on: December 06, 2014, 05:29:47 PM 
Started by SoftTouch - Last post by summer
http://beforeitsnews.com/...ation-part-2-2490730.html


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 94 
 on: December 05, 2014, 05:05:17 PM 
Started by Daisy - Last post by summer
The Question is>> What  do  Aliens  Eat?  Mc Donlds./ Big Mack? hammerhead

 95 
 on: December 05, 2014, 04:23:09 PM 
Started by Daisy - Last post by Daisy
Chris Putnam shares this interesting story on his blog LOGOS APOLOGIA.

http://www.logosapologia.org/?p=5819

Lockheed Martin Scientist Claims Aliens are in Area 51

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Why would a patent holding scientist make this up on his death bed? It seems like his imminent demise should earn him the benefit of a doubt… If so, three possible outcomes are implied: 1) he is telling the truth about genuine ETs’ 2) the hypothesis in Exo-Vaticana is true; 3) a human ruse, for example: “The government (CIA) is offering to take care of Boyd Bushman’s children financially after he dies, in order to motivate him to promote a disinformation campaign to scare the Russians and Chinese (or anyone else) into thinking we have alien technology?”  i don’t mean to besmirch Mr Bushman, I am merely throwing up the logical possibilities for analysis. It is also possible that he is sincere but deceived by one of the above (supernatural spirits and/or military industrial complex) If he is a fraud, then what is his motivation?


Here is the direct link on this article on the claim of Boyd Bushman, the Lockheed Martin Scientist now passed.

Scientist on Deathbed Claims There Are Two Groups of Aliens in Area 51
http://www.opposingviews....two-groups-aliens-area-51

 96 
 on: December 05, 2014, 03:50:48 PM 
Started by Daisy - Last post by Daisy
TRUNEWS  interviews Dr Scott Lively.
http://www.trunews.com/mo...r-1-2014-dr-scott-lively/

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Rick starts the program with both guns blazing mocking the New World Order elite and political correctness. Dr. Scott Lively joins Rick in the studio to discuss the link between Cultural Marxism and the worldwide militant homosexual rights movement. This is one Trunews episode you will want to share with friends and family.

Enjoyed this interview and hope you will too!  Smiley
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 97 
 on: December 05, 2014, 03:18:08 PM 
Started by Chipper - Last post by summer
                                          .  The name  to watch> Rick pope Francis Warren..   / 

 98 
 on: December 05, 2014, 02:28:12 PM 
Started by Chipper - Last post by Chipper
ROME – On his flight back to Rome after visiting Turkey, the Roman Catholic Pontiff known as Pope Francis told reporters that Islam should not be equated with terrorism and violence–a statement that some may disagree with considering the teachings of the religion.

“On Islamophobia, it is true that when one sees these terrorist acts, not only in this region, but also in Africa, there is this reaction [of], ‘If this is Islam, I am going to get angry,'” he said. “And so many Islamic people are offended.”

“Many, many [Muslims] say, ‘No, we are not this. The Koran is a book of peace. It is a prophetic book of peace. That (terrorism) is not Islam,” Francis continued.

He posited that Islamic leaders should speak out against terrorism to dispel any negatives perceptions about the religion.
link:http://christiannews.net/...be-equated-with-violence/

 99 
 on: December 05, 2014, 02:26:05 PM 
Started by Chipper - Last post by Chipper
In a new video, megachurch leader and author Rick Warren is calling for Christians to unite with Roman Catholics and “Pope Francis,” who Warren recently referred to as the “Holy Father”—a move that is raising concerns among Christians nationwide and is resulting in calls for Warren to repent.

Warren made the comments following his visit to the Vatican last month, where he spoke at an interfaith conference on the “Complementarity of Man and Woman.”

“We have far more in common than what divides us,” he said in the two-minute video released by the Catholic News Service on Wednesday, described as being an outline for “an ecumenical vision for Catholics and Protestants to work together to defend the sanctity of life, sex and marriage.
link:http://christiannews.net/...-father-raising-concerns/

 100 
 on: December 05, 2014, 07:48:26 AM 
Started by Sam - Last post by summer
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