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Why Did God Command Abraham To Sacrifice Isaac?
One of the biblical stories that presents an odd and, frankly, even disturbing picture of God is from Genesis 22 where the Bible says that God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac on an altar.
Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? In fact, I’d even expand that question to say, “What in the world was going on?” This command seems to violate the very nature of God. God literally commanded Abraham to murder his son! But what if I told you that that is the very point of the story? Read this article at http://www.gracecentered.com/god-abraham-sacrifice-isaac.htm
Things Christians Shouldn't Say To Cancer Patients
For years now I’ve felt there was a disconnect between the well-meaning reactions of church members toward Christians affected by cancer and other diseases of similar dread.
My life has been affected greatly by cancer specifically and recently it has been again to even greater levels in my immediate family. Having been on both sides several times, I feel qualified to assemble this list of things that I feel Christians should and should not say to Christians affected by cancer. In some cases the point attempting to be made might be legit and fair, but simply is best unsaid to a person hurting due to this type of situation.
The 5 Worst Things To Say To Cancer Patients
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Churches Using Facial Recognition Software
6/23/2015 - Facebook has a vast facial recognition database so good that it can recognize you when your face is hidden. The FBI has built a criminal facial recognition system and Google’s new Photos app is so effective at face recognition that it can identify adults by photos from their childhood. But now facial recognition is starting to be used in some churches as well.
A facial recognition software specifically for churches called Churchix is used to keep up with who is attending and who is skipping church worship, classes or other events. Read More
CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT . . .
Santa is still strong this time of year. So are Rudolph, Prancer, and the other reindeer. Frosty is good. I've even seen larger-than-life replicas of The Grinch of Whoville. But it seems increasingly difficult to find shepherds and angels. Where are the Wise Men? What became of Joseph and Mary? Does anyone else recall when Jesus was center stage during this holiday season? [more]
HOW TO BE HAPPILY MARRIED
Are you happily married? Your marriage may be the greatest joy of your life or, maybe, you’ve just experienced the first real threat to a “happy marriage.” Or perhaps, the dream of being happily married may be a distant memory for you. The Bible gives directions for the kind of people we all need to be. Applying those principles (with some poetic license) to our marriages keeps us on track or fills in the missing pieces in a less-than-happy marriage. Part 1 and Part 2[more]
DID FALLEN ANGELS HAVE OFFSPRING WITH HUMANS?
Found deep in the pages of Scripture is a passage that rarely makes it into sermon outlines or Bible class discussions. Many scholars and Bible students believe this passage refers to a time in history when fallen angels came to earth and produced offspring with humans.[more]
AN "INSIDE" JOB FOR GOD?
Forger Carmelo Soraci found redemption in 1939 in New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility when approached by Father Ambrose Hyland, the chaplain. The clergyman wanted to build the first church in any U.S. prison and dedicate it to Dismas, the traditional name of “the good thief” crucified with Christ.[more]
SEX AND THE BIBLE: WHY DID GOD GIVE US THIS GIFT?
by Joe Beam
Why did God give us the gift of sex? For human beings, sex isn't just to make babies. It is to join two humans in the most intimate union possible. [more]
MENDER OF HEARTS
by Steve Clark Goad
Did you ever do something that you regretted so badly that you spoke out loud to yourself, "Now why did I do that?" Our Lord knows why. He knows why you are so frightened of certain things that make you feel different from others. [more]
THE LATEST RAGE
by Dr. Rubel Shelly
It appears to be the rage right now: rage, that is. It comes in all varieties — road rage, grocery store rage, airplane rage, youth sports rage, restaurant rage, standing-in-line rage, can’t-get-in-line rage, etc. There seems to be no end of short tempers and bad manners on public display these days. [more]
THE SINS OF THE FATHERS
by Steve Diggs
The family was typical of so many in the 1950's and 60's. Dad handled the money. Nothing much was said except for those occasional outbursts when he would declare, "We're spending money around here like drunken sailors!" Then it would go pretty much back to normal--overspending, under-saving, and no real communication. [more]