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  • A Time to Be Born...A Time to Die

    03/27/2016 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Old Yeller · 3 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | Unknown | Nathele Graham
    Solomon came to a point in his life where he had all the wealth he could possibly want and anything he imagined he could have, yet he was empty. As he reflected on life he saw the cycles and the contrasts. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). When we are young we assume we have many years of life ahead of us. Most people work toward goals...a bigger house, fancier cars, more gadgets. We earn money and then spend it foolishly on things of this world. We have...
  • So Much Better Now” Are you Sure?

    03/17/2015 1:17:07 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 17 replies
    “So Much Better Now” Are you Sure? by Jim Elliff     The pain has been excruciating, the hours and weeks arduous. The cost to the spouse and family who love her has been gladly expended, but jobs and daily responsibilities will necessarily decrease the hours for the daily vigil now. Added to it all of this is the treatment cost itself, sending up in smoke years of saving.“Mother is so ill,” they say to concerned friends. “We know it will be such a relief for her when she dies.”What? So much better when she dies? Not if she...
  • Evidence of Eternity in Our Hearts?

    02/12/2014 8:24:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-12-14 | Brian Thomas
    Evidence of Eternity in Our Hearts? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * We tend to think that some core in each person will somehow, somewhere live forever. Sociologists have been attempting to track down the source of this belief but so far have not been able to separate it from exposure to religious teaching. Now, a new research tactic reveals that belief in an eternal life apart from our bodies is hardwired into each of us, inadvertently confirming the Bible’s message. Most studies investigating this question ask adult participants about the afterlife, but this new research asked children about prelife—not-yet-born souls....
  • Hell Has to Be

    09/26/2010 2:35:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 82 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 16, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If God is Love, why is there Hell? And why is it eternal? In a word there is Hell because of respect. God has made us free and respects that freedom. Our freedom is absolutely necessary if we are to love. Now suppose a young man wanted a young lady to love him. Suppose again he found a magic potion with which to lace her drink. So she drinks and suddenly, presto., she “loves” him! Is it love? No, it’s chemicals. Love, to be love, has to be free. The yes of love is only meaningful if we were free...
  • Decomposed Chavez body may be too dead to go on eternal display

    03/15/2013 7:57:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 |
    Decomposed Chavez body may be too dead to go on eternal display After Hugo Chavez's death last week, government officials revealed that the late Venezuelan leader's body would be embalmed and displayed "for eternity." Just like Han Solo, but with less chance of him waking up again. However, the grisly plans may now not happen at all. According to Russian and German scientists who are experts in the field of embalming (what a job), his body is now a bit too gross and decomposed. "They tell us it’s very difficult because the process should have started earlier," said acting President...
  • Venezuela's Hugo Chavez unlikely to to be preserved 'for eternity'

    03/13/2013 7:16:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/13/13 | Mario Naranjo
    CARACAS — Venezuela's government said on Wednesday it may not be possible to embalm the remains of late leader Hugo Chavez as planned because the process should have been started earlier. Chavez died last week aged 58 after a two-year battle with cancer. His body has been on display in a glass-topped coffin at a grandiose military academy in the capital Caracas, where millions of people have filed past to pay homage. The government had said it planned to embalm Chavez's remains "for eternity" in much the same way as was done with the remains of Soviet leaders Lenin and...
  • An awful loss, a beautiful life, a daunting task

    02/25/2013 2:03:30 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Tim Carney
    John Paul smiles at his brother Joey. (Photo: Katie G. Carney) Timothy P. Carney Senior political columnist The Washington Examiner Nothing can prepare you for seeing your one-year-old nephew in a casket. Nothing can take away his parents' agony. And nobody could have expected how much good work this helpless baby would do in 14 months. John Paul Kilner was born with an advanced case of spinal muscular atrophy. Nearly paralyzed at birth, his body deteriorated further as he grew. My sister-in-law Elena and her husband Pat brought JP home as soon as possible, and began the 24-hour a...
  • The Soul's 3 Mark 8

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • Mathematics of Eternity Prove The Universe Must Have Had A Beginning

    04/26/2012 3:13:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Cosmologists use the mathematical properties of eternity to show that although universe may last forever, it must have had a beginning kfc 04/24/2012 38 Comments The Big Bang has become part of popular culture since the phrase was coined by the maverick physicist Fred Hoyle in the 1940s. That's hardly surprising for an event that represents the ultimate birth of everything.However, Hoyle much preferred a different model of the cosmos: a steady state universe with no beginning or end, that stretches infinitely into the past and the future. That idea never really took off.In recent years, however, cosmologists have begun...

    04/06/2012 10:57:50 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dómini 6 April 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    † IN PASSIONE ET MORTI DOMINI ~ The Passion and Death of Christ Jesus † † Statio ad S. Crucem in Ierusalem ~ Station at Holy Cross in Jerusalem † Color: Nigrum ~ Black Vestments I Classis ~ First Class Observance 6 April 2012 Anno Dómini D uring the late Middle Ages, when heathen muslim occupation of the Holy Land prevented devout pilgrims from visiting Christianity's Most Sacred Sites, the faithful made replicas of those Holy Sites in Western and Eastern Europe, where they would come to pray.Roman Catholics sought greater detail about the Passion of the Lord, beyond...
  • No such thing as "secret sins"

    03/14/2012 11:05:40 AM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 2 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    We can’t get away with anything anymore. But then again, could we ever? Last week, twenty-first century, warp-speed technology caught a rascal’s bigamy thanks to the electronic wizardry of Facebook. A Seattle, WA corrections officer was himself in need of correction. Alan O’Neill left his wife, changed his name and remarried without divorcing her. New name, new wife; who’s to know? Facebook suggested a friendship connection between first wife Eleanor and second wife Teri under the “People You May Know” feature. Eleanor went to Teri’s Facebook page and saw a picture of Teri and Alan toasting each other beside their...
  • Response to post "What's So Great About Heaven?" posted yesterday...

    01/12/2012 8:43:38 AM PST · by hope_dies_last · 20 replies
    The question posed by late yesterday’s post, “What’s So Great About Heaven” elicited some responses, many of which ring true from a Biblical perspective. I was compelled to put in my two cents and was blessed by the research done to compile the Bible verses to support the response. After some editing, I have now posted the response in an effort to resurrect the thread of this discussion. However, words do not do any justice in even beginning to scratch the surface of describing this state of Eternal Bliss we call Heaven. Incidentally, Heaven has nothing to do with the...
  • Christmas Letter 2011

    12/29/2011 5:48:24 AM PST · by JosephJames
    Spiritual Food Blog ^ | 12-28-2011 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends and relatives, How are you? I HOPE YOU HAD TIME TO PRAY in silence before Baby Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament so as to celebrate Christmas for the One WHOSE BIRTHDAY we celebrate and not for all the other motives and desires that we have allowed our secular world in recent years to instill into our heads and hearts. How many of our children have been spoiled in waiting for presents at Christmas and have not learned from their parents that Christmas is a time to bring to this divine Baby presents of prayers, sacrifices and adoration?...
  • Letter To Sister

    10/04/2011 12:23:58 PM PDT · by JosephJames · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Blog: Spiritual Food ^ | September 28, 2011 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The following letter was sent to “my Sister”. - - - - - - - Dear “my Sister”, Thank you very much for putting on the web the pictures of the family last November. I finally got around to downloading them. It took a while because there were over 500 pictures! On our last phone call for your birthday, I told you that I do not heat my apartment next to the church in the winter so as to give my savings to Jesus who is dying of hunger in Brazil and Africa. Did you know that 100,000 die every...
  • Go Ahead And Skip That Temple Wedding (Mormon)

    05/05/2011 11:14:17 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 29 replies
    Pure Mormonism ^ | February 13, 2011 | Alan Rock Waterman
    I'm not normally in the habit of telling other people what they should or should not do, but this is the time of year when a lot of young LDS couples get engaged and start nailing down their wedding plans for the spring. So I'm going to go out on a limb here and offer some valuable counsel to the youth of the church. Here it is: Don't get married in the temple. By all means, get yourselves sealed in the temple, especially if you lovebirds plan to stick it out for time and all eternity. But before you get...
  • Prepare for the Lord's Return! 5 Days in Heaven and Hell

    02/28/2011 10:25:53 AM PST · by Quix · 384 replies · 2+ views
    QUIX: SHORT EXCERPTS ARE OFFERED IN A SORT OF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FIRST--THEN THE ENTIRE NARRATIVE AS AVAILABLE AT SPIRITLESSONS.COM I found this to be another anointed, Biblical narrative about a very convincing Heavenly visitation--actually, as usual, to hell, too. There's an item or 3 in this one to potentially trouble the RC's and Maryolators, . . . as well as some potentially troubling things for some Calvinists, however. Read at your own risk. Those exposed to The Truth are responsible before God for what they do about and with The Truth.On the other hand, ignorance affords no eternal protection....
  • A Glimpse Into Eternity

    09/29/2010 2:42:13 PM PDT · by wmfights · 14 replies
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    Jesus is up near Mount Hermon. Peter has confessed that He is the Christ. And Christ is speaking to the disciples and challenging them in verse 27 of Luke 9. “But I tell you truly, there are some of those standing here who shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God. And some eight days after these sayings, it came about that He took along Peter and John and James, and went up to the mountain to pray. And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming....
  • The Great Concern

    03/29/2010 3:39:16 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies · 160+ views
    Grace Gems ^ | (1804-1859) | James Alexander
    My dear brother, There are many things to which it is right for you to attend—but there is one thing which is important above all others. It is the salvation of your soul... What can be more foolish than to give away eternal joy—to gain a few years of pleasure? This is what many worldly-wise men are doing. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A child who is taught of God, knows more about eternal truths than all the philosophers. I am afraid, my dear brother, that you do not think of this as much as...
  • Jesus our Eternal Rest

    02/19/2010 10:58:04 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 117+ views
    "We as professing believers should not follow rules; we should follow Christ. It may be a subtle difference sometimes that is often lost upon the evangelical Bourgeoisie, but the difference is life and death. One believer does not get drunk because his denomination teaches it and his preacher preaches against it, but another believer refrains from intoxication because the love of Christ constrains him. “What’s the difference”, you ask? The distinction defines the difference between bondage and freedom, between love and law, and between Jesus and religion." "Put down your religion, O sinner, and take those hands off the tiller...
  • Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood

    02/13/2010 11:12:02 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 106 replies · 1,722+ views
    you tube ^ | video - today | Carrie Underwood
    Saw / heard this for the first time today. Brought tears. Carrie Underwood is a beautiful person inside and out. Bring the tissues and any comments.