LOVE – DUTY – HONOR – RESPECT- OBEDIENCE

LOVE – DUTY – HONOR – RESPECT- OBEDIENCE   COMMENTARY:   Many of today’s evangelists and preachers, through modern media, are preaching a neutralized Christianity with humanistic values, dismissing  the importance of sacrifice,  suffering,  and service in the line of duty.     This mentality elevates individual rights (the self) …

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OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE IN SONGS OF OLD

OUR MUSICAL HERITAGE IN CHRISTIAN AMERICA – AMERICA IS CHRISTIAN!   Our heritage is God’s Word in song.  Sing America – sing praises to the Lord.  Sing your heart out to God.  Sing God’s Word. Sing our Christian Heritage. The Bible deals extensively with music.   In the Old Testament …

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THREE SYSTEMS OF PERCEPTION

History,  from generation to generation, vocabulary (word definitions and usage), education or a lack of education,  philosophy, new scientific discoveries and technological advances, all  contribute to change the future and the history of the way we think and develop our intellectualism.  Having said this, there is and always has been  three basic …

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THOUGHTS FROM WHERE…

As i process thinking,  it seems my thoughts do not go upwards where i cannot follow, but that they come downward from places where i cannot yet, go.  Oh!,  if i could only go.   Thoughts like this often come down to lift me up.  Sometimes these thoughts give me …

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APATHY – A CHALLENGE

HERE IS A CHALLENGE: Next time you talk with your Pastor (s),  any of the Deacons, or your Bible study leader,  asked each one  “how are we filled with the spirit? “   Simple question – simple answer.  Right now, answer this question yourself.  Do not go to any reference book, concordance …

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THEOLOGY

Before you begin any Bible study, as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, be sure that you have named all your known sins          (1 John 1:9) so that you will be in fellowship with the Lord, under the control of the indwelling Holy Spirit , …

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LOVE! WHAT IS LOVE?

Someone once wrote:  “Who can understand the motives of love?  Love does not do according to reason: love has its own reason for loving that even reason does not understand.”  Before you begin any Bible study, as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, be sure that you have named …

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Ultimate Truth = True Reality

Because there is truth there must be True Reality!  Truth is knowledge received from True Reality in three ways: God, by Creation; Jesus Christ, by the Incarnation, and the Holy Spirit, by the Word of God.  Truth causes us to recognize untruth.   As we view the material world we …

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PEACE IN THE VALLEY

PEACE IN THE VALLEY No circumstance of life is greater than the Plan of God for the believer’s life! God’s Word in us, sustains us under pressure! Our function as believers is spiritual growth through the inhale and the exhale of God’s Word and it’s constant application to the details …

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Client Nation and You

Before we know it Independence Day, July 4th will be upon us. This year let us examine ourselves and our freedom.  Let us pray like never before in the weeks and months leading up to Freedom Day. History repeats itself because human nature is the same in every generation since …

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Thirty Minutes A Day

When the believer really loves and appreciates the Lord, the believer is thirsty for God’s Word. The Bible is the Mind of Christ ( 2 Corinthians 2:16)! If you want to think like Christ, then you need to know the Mind of Christ. The Mind of Christ is Divine Viewpoint. …

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Follow Thinking

Imagination,  leads to discovery and fiction.  God planned it that way…what a wonderful gift – what a necessity.  Imagination leads us to discovery like crossing a bridge….a bridge from the known to the  unknown. Questioning is perhaps the straightest path to discovery.  Both,  imagination and questions require each other.  Both …

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Song of Christ – Substance of the Gospel

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God (Christ) was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of the angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into Glory.” (1 Timothy 3:16)  The Bible is the Glory of life!  Everything else is …

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Atheism/Skepticism, Part Two

Originally written  – 12-13-2004   Just a few thoughts for thinking: By even recognizing the authority of an absolute God, man would be dethroned. Many in the Scientific Community embrace Darwinism because Darwinism provides an alternative to God. Man will not recognize nor relinquish his throne to God, especially a …

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Let Us Think Together

At times a thunderbolt of thought jolts my quiet meditation causing my thinking to take unchartered flights.  Thought only exists while it is being thought. But, when does thinking stop?  Think about it! Here is a proposition for you: together, let us take an uncharted flight with my thoughts (already in progress continuously) and see …

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Define Life

Life is mysterious, inquiring, amazing Paradoxical, contradictory,  always changing Throughout history only three perfect definitions have ever been expressed and they were expressed by one person – Jesus Christ: “I Am, that I Am” (Exodus 3:14). “I am the way, the truth, the life” (John 14:6)  “I am the resurrection …

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Tolerance/Moral Laws/Higher Authority

TOLERANCE If disagreement did not exist, then tolerance would be unnecessary.  Real differences exist between real people therefore tolerance is a necessity to co-existence.  Dialogue between persons of differing viewpoints requires respect, not agreement.  Tolerance as used here, is best defined as: we agree to disagree with respect.  The understanding …

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Comfort Zones

By C. S. Craig August 15, 2009 As human beings we all try to find peaceful enjoyment. We want to be happy. But what is happiness? What is the price of happiness? Many people find their place in the sun but are they truly happy? Our appetite for more, whether …

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Atheism/Skepticism – Part 1

Originally written 10/10/04 Skeptics believe in something even if that belief is nothing – therefore, there is a believer in every skeptic.  World religions are the assimilation of human viewpoint whereby humanity creates their own God and their own salvation.  The subject of God as the source of moral authority …

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Instant Gratification

By C. S. Craig   Right after birth the new born baby soon learns that crying will get it what it wants. Since it cannot talk, crying is also the baby’s only way to communicate that it is wet, or hungry, or something is wrong. When over sensitive parents over react …

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Relationships

RELATIONSHIPS –A WORD OR TWO By C. S. Craig One of the many mysteries of God is the chance encounters that form our relationships, even our destiny. Separate and unique individuals that happened to meet at a place in time, a chance moment that brought them face to face. Eventually, …

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Meaning

What is the meaning of words? What is the meaning of meaning? Questions search for answers. Answers create more questions. The cycle is endless because knowledge is an endless river flowing from God the source of all knowledge. A look at the meaning of words requires the study of numerous …

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Grace, Energy and Light

The Late Chester McCalley, a Linguist of the Original Languages and Expository Teacher, in his book entitled “The Foundations of Our Great Salvation” wrote:“The more Grace is used, the more it increases.” He went on to say: “Appropriating God’s Grace is like having your bank account increase every time you …

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Truth

WHAT IS TRUTH?It is not that Christianity is good as much as it is Truth. The result of truth is good.  Truth comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Truth originates with God.  Truth is the criteria for establishing truth.  Jesus Christ IS Truth.  Truth redeemed mankind …

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Left vs. Right

America’s spiritual heritage is on the brink of cultural disaster. The greatest tragedy is while the naturalist and the liberal slander and mock the Christian faith they destroy their own freedom and their own soul by the weight of their own liberal humanism. Christianity can never be annihilated because it’s Savior …

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Mind And Reason

RECOLLECTION AND REASON The memories of impressions on our lives have been scattered by the winds that blow across our memory banks. Some of these impressions were made by circumstances involving perhaps tragedy, shock, a pleasant surprise, or a fantastic adventure. Other memories were perhaps made from a book, a teacher, a parent, friend …

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The Center of Change

Our society is being unwittingly reborn; our culture subtly reshaped; and reality redefined. The fog of liberalism has like the mist quietly submerged us in neutrality. Today there seems to be a vacuum at the center of our hearts where truth was once the cherished possession of our heritage. The …

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What’s Wrong With America?

The fall of a nation is preceded by the deterioration of morality, respect for God  and  the mental attitude of its leadership.  When the heritage of a nation is based on the Word of God,  God prospers that nation. When  apathy and rejection towards God’s Word reaches its maximum disrespect …

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