But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 27 June 2016 10:42

American Christians Seem to be Missing the Point, Part 1 Featured

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We’ll get back to our other series – GABA, GABA, Doo – soon, but I wanted to discuss something else that has been of concern to me lately. I touched on this when I wrote the series about Dominionism, but we had a missionary gentleman at our church yesterday who summed things up nicely about how Christians in America...

Monday, 27 June 2016 08:22

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 8

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What you do not know about your genes can ultimately kill you…

I’ve previously mentioned my particular situation with the MTHFR genetic coding in my system. I noted that I am homozygous and because of that, people like me have the following situation to contend with: “Homozygous rs1801133 (T;T) individuals have ~30% of the...

Saturday, 25 June 2016 06:26

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 7

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What may be ailing you?

GABA and Glutamate (along with other neurotransmitters), are always in this “dance” to ensure that they are in balance. That is their goal. When they are in balance, you are in balance. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much to throw things out of balance.

Many factors are needed for a continued balance to...

Friday, 24 June 2016 07:04

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 6

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Would you ingest poison in moderation? Then why are ingesting HFCS at all?

I recently came across a thread on a social network by someone who had commented on a new product that was being introduced by one of the well-known fast food places. She made the following comment regarding her belief about food and obesity:

Food doesn’t...

Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:26

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 5

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If your body cannot methylate properly, you’ll experience a plethora of negative effects.

Since I began my journey to health roughly two years ago, as part of my efforts to understand myself a bit better, I had some genetic testing done. One test was for the MTHFR Genotype test and I’ve also done the 23 and Me genetic testing....

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 13:58

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 4

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A dirty engine won’t run well. Eventually, it’ll stop working. Think of your body as an engine. What you put into it makes all the difference.

We’re going to get into GABA in this article. I’m sorry I veered a bit last time, but it seemed like the perfect time to bring in that subject regarding viruses and...

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 07:52

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 3

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It’s probably not in your head…

So far, we’ve gone over neurotransmitters in general and the direct connection they have to our gut health. If you are just picking this series up with this third installment, I suggest you start at the beginning with GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 1. You’ll be doing yourself a large favor.

By the way,...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 08:56

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 2

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Unchecked high levels of glutamate ultimately cause toxicity and cell death.

As Christians, it is extremely important for us to realize that in many ways, we have control over our health. While there are many things we cannot control (allergies, genetic abnormalities, malfunctions of our systems, etc.), the truth is that if we treat our bodies like...

Monday, 20 June 2016 12:24

GABA, GABA, Doo, Part 1

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Yes, this series is going to be just slightly off the beaten path where Christianity, spirituality, the Bible, and daily living are concerned. However, I believe it has much to do with our daily walk and the working out of our faith in real-time. I cannot emphasize how important the subject is to everyone that we’ll be discussing and most...

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 09:09

Walid Shoebat Espouses Some Powerful Callousness Featured

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He should be repudiated because what he says is unconscionable. The message he is sending to the world is not one that is born of Christian love for all people. I stopped reading Walid Shoebat’s editorials and blog some time ago because it seemed to me that he had moved into the area of Dominionism or Christian Reconstructionism. This belief...

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:49

Can We Biblically Love People Enough? Featured

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We’re all pretty good and picking and condemning, but how well do we do these things?

As people all over the world mourn the tragic loss of life in Orlando, the reality is slowly becoming clear to people that there are individuals in this world who use their religious beliefs as a hammer to beat people over the head, both figuratively and...

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 08:55

Who Has Control Over Your Life Anyway?

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God had predetermined the end of Hezekiah’s life…

In our previous article, we highlighted aspects of the recent tragedy that occurred in Orlando and a gay night club there called, “The Pulse.” You’ll no doubt recall that one lone gunman, killed 50 people before being killed by SWAT members. He was a radicalized Muslim...

Sunday, 12 June 2016 18:14

Blame Game for Orlando Carnage Featured

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A Muslim. A Democrat. A Murderer.

Planned Parenthood blames the Orlando mass shooting in which 50 people died on “toxic masculinity.” President Obama, Clinton and others are calling for yet more gun control (as if the DOJ enforces the 9,000 laws currently on the books). Bernie says “automatic” weapons are the...

Friday, 10 June 2016 11:36

Is New World Order Just a Conspiracy Theory? Featured

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This guy is NOT the Christian’s enemy. He is currently GOD’s enemy. He needs salvation. Are you praying for him or hating him?

Not according to people like Samuel Zane Batten and Frederick Charles Hicks. These guys were both involved in efforts to introduce aspects of the coming New World Order (NWO) nearly 100 years ago. Their books...

Friday, 10 June 2016 08:18

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 4

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As noted in our previous article, Romans 13:1-7 deals with Paul’s understanding of how Christians are to act in the world with respect to those who are in authority over us.

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established...

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 08:18

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 3

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In our most recent article in this series, we looked into verse 1 of Romans 13. In this article, we’re going to go a bit deeper. Before we do, let’s put the entire Romans 13:1-7 text up again.

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that...

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 07:18

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 2 Featured

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Paul was a Roman citizen and as such had certain rights and privileges, which he used to advance the gospel, not his own agenda.

Last time, in our first article in this series, we highlighted aspects of some of the political chicanery that’s going on today. It will only heat up and get worse as the time approaches the next presidential...

Monday, 06 June 2016 09:27

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 1 Featured

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I sat in church yesterday to hear a wonderful sermon by our pastor. In fact, the entire morning was a tremendous blessing from the men’s Sunday School lesson led by Dr. Mark (we’re doing a short summer series for men and one for women), about mentoring or discipling others, followed by the morning service in which our pastor preached a...

Friday, 03 June 2016 13:42

Why Is Transgenderism Such a Big Issue Now? Featured

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WARNING: Please be advised that this particular article contains some graphic sexual terminology as related to Islamic practices.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that seemingly out of the blue, transgenderism has become the latest spotlighted issue being foisted on society. It has been forcefully brought to the fore whether we like it or not.

One...

Thursday, 02 June 2016 12:05

Christian: Our Need to Renew Our MINDS Featured

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In a previous post, I mentioned a book by J P Moreland titled, Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul. The more I read through it, the more convinced I am that Moreland has hit at least one nail on the head that has to do with Christians and their anti-intellectualism of today.

The problem with many...

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:41

Christians Who Don’t Believe in the Great Commission Featured

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Oops, the guy on the right is being too in-your-face as far as some would think…

When on any social network, it is extremely easy to get involved in other people’s conversations, offer your opinion (which will be either for or against), and possibly end up arguing with people that you don’t even know. Beyond this, it can even...

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 06:23

Steven Furtick and Elevation Church Featured

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I recently learned that we have another individual who – in some form or another – has come very close to claiming that he is the Son of God.

According to the article – Why Narcigesis doesn’t work: Furtick claims to be “the son of God – Steve Furtick is a guy who essentially says the Scriptures point to him.

Steven...

Monday, 30 May 2016 11:56

What’s in a Metaphor Anyway?

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First, I would like to take a moment to pause and remember what millions of soldiers, nurses, doctors, and other military personnel have done so that we can continue to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy here in America. While I understand that many wars have been fomented by maniacal dictators (likely encouraged by powerful Elite who have gained...

Saturday, 28 May 2016 09:34

Too Many Televangelist Phonies and Cronies Prove Tares Exist Featured

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In this day and age, there seems to be more self-aggrandizement, chicanery, and full-blown charlatanism in the area of “professional Christianity” than in days past. That might not necessarily be true, but since the advent of the Internet as well as cable television with hundreds and hundreds of channels, it seems anyone can stake...

Friday, 27 May 2016 09:11

To Some He Gave Evangelists Featured

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Every Christian has a part in the process of evangelism.

We’ve been talking about Dominionism and the Great Commission recently. It got me thinking about the act of simply evangelizing the lost. What is interesting is what Paul says in Ephesians 4:11-16 that has something to do with our human efforts in that arena.

11 It was he who gave some...