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  • State of Grace...Romans 5

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.(Romans 5:1-2) We have been studying the gospel of God. We started with the bad news, that all men stand condemned, Jew and Gentile alike, having sinned and coming short of the glory of God. God has made a way, of necessity a righteous way, to justify ungodly sinners before Him. That way is in the person of His Son, our substitute in judgment...
  • The State of Grace...Romans 5

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.(Romans 5:1-2) We have been studying the gospel of God. We started with the bad news, that all men stand condemned, Jew and Gentile alike, having sinned and coming short of the glory of God. God has made a way, of necessity a righteous way, to justify ungodly sinners before Him. That way is in the person of His Son, our substitute in judgment...
  • America Repent for your portion has been measured and found lacking !

    09/08/2010 8:34:38 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 59 replies · 1+ views
    America your portion has been measured in full and the time of true shaking has come ! Now watch as I touch your pocketbooks , watch as I annihilate the sin in your lives and watch as All this occurs I set the captives free and destroy the rebellious as korah for I shall swallow up sin and it's roots . I shall cleanse this nation as never before . There shall be crevasses where there has been great rivers allowing the ocean in , Deserts where there has been pools of great waters , Mountains where there has been...
  • In Evil Long I Took Delight...

    In Evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear. Till a new object struck my sight, and stopp’d my wild career: I saw one hanging on a tree By agonies and blood, Who fixed His languid eyes on me, as near His cross I stood. Sure never till my latest breath, Can I forget that look: It seemed to charge me with His death, Though not a Word I spoke: My conscience felt and own’d the guilt and plunged me in despair: I saw my sins,His blood had spilt, and helped to nail Him there Alas I knew...
  • In Evil long I took Delight

    In Evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear. Till a new object struck my sight, and stopp’d my wild career: I saw one hanging on a tree By agonies and blood, Who fixed His languid eyes on me, as near His cross I stood. Sure never till my latest breath, Can I forget that look: It seemed to charge me with His death, Though not a Word I spoke: My conscience felt and own’d the guilt and plunged me in despair: I saw my sins,His blood had spilt, and helped to nail Him there Alas I knew...
  • Urgent Prayer request [Sad Update at #257]

    08/21/2010 5:49:28 PM PDT · by ErnBatavia · 328 replies
    Ern Batavia
    Granddaughter Grace Elizabeth was brought to us on July 13, just a couple of weeks early....she was a bit 'sluggish' regarding suckling instincts, etc., so she was held in the Sacramento hospital for a few days. After a week at home, her weight dropped and the listlessness worsened, so she's been re-hospitalized since last Monday......the staff Neuro suspects some seizure activity, and his diagnosis will be restudied this coming Monday. Requesting Prayer Warrior activists to kick it in on Grace's behalf. Regards, Bat
  • Grace and Works...Romans 4

    09/01/2010 3:02:30 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 65 replies ^ | 09-01-10 | Bill Randles
    Grace and Works…Romans 4 Posted on September 1, 2010 by billrandles Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.(Romans 4:4-5) How was Abraham, the father of all who believe in the God of the Bible justified before God? Abraham did not work to earn right standing with God, it was given to him freely , by God himself. “Abraham believed God and it was accounted to Him for Righteousness.”(Genesis 15:6) Righteousness from God can...
  • George and Laura Bush thank Maine families

    08/26/2010 9:52:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Corner -- National Review Online ^ | 8-26-10 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    OGUNQUIT, Maine – Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura surprised participants in the third annual “Run for the Fallen” Sunday. Dozens of runners took part in the event to remember the 65 servicemen and women from Maine who have died overseas since 2001. When the run ended, people gathered at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth for a lobster bake. They were surprised with a visit from former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura. They wanted to thank the runners and organizers for this tribute to the fallen. The Bushes spoke with the families of...
  • [Reformed/Non-Catholic Caucus] Does Purgatory Deny the Sufficiency of Christ's Sacrifice?

    08/18/2010 9:52:35 AM PDT · by TheBattman · 94 replies
    Does Purgatory Deny the Sufficiency of Christ's Sacrifice? by: Matt Slick According to the Handbook for Today's Catholic, page 47, "If you die in the love of God but possess any stains of sin, such stains are cleansed away in a purifying process called Purgatory. These stains of sin are primarily the temporal punishment due to venial or mortal sins already forgiven but for which sufficient penance was not done during your lifetime." The Catholic Catechism, paragraph 1030, says that Purgatory is for "All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their...
  • Atonement After All We Can Do ViDEO (LDS Caucus)

    07/15/2010 11:34:24 PM PDT · by restornu · 4 replies
    BYU Educatioin Week ^ | Sept 2009 | Brad R Wilcox
    Atonement After All We Can Do
  • Political Glimmers of Grace and Truth

    07/04/2010 6:53:07 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Conservatives emphasize truth (morals), liberals emphasize grace (compassion). Conservatives want to conserve for society what’s right. Liberals want to liberate society from what’s wrong. Liberals’ desire to fight racism in the 60s was commendable. I praise God for what liberal groups like the ACLU accomplished in that arena (even though I oppose much of what the ACLU does today). But often liberals fought good standards, like those that said abortion, fornication, adultery and homosexual behavior were wrong. They embrace tolerance, a grace-substitute. Liberal Christians end up being liberals first, Christians second. Conservatives want to restore old values. They fondly remember...

    05/09/2010 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 11 replies · 257+ views
    Come unto repentance My nation ! Come unto repentance ! For in this pure and simple thing you WILL find the abundance of MY kingdom that your forefathers placed you under in words of declaration ! " UNDER GOD " Do you see my children I AM here for you amidst the shaking of all that can be shaken but you are of me " MY CREATION " ! So Come under me again " My Wings " as Benjamin My Beloved for you ARE dear to my heart and this is My Son " Jesus " crushed for you...
  • The Man in the Watchtower

    04/04/2010 6:59:35 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 4 replies · 1,219+ views
    Some years ago, my sister wrote from Milwaukee to tell me that Lauren, the daughter of a friend of hers, was going to be interning for the summer in Washington and asked if I might look after her. The girl is a brilliant mathematician, and the program offered her housing, so she spent a very short time with us. But the following summer, after her freshman year in college where she was a classmate of my son's, she stayed with us while enrolled in another program at NSA.
  • "Throne of Grace" Lyrics

    03/23/2010 7:49:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies · 136+ views
    Heavenly Father, it’s in the name of Jesus I pray He is the way- for His sake, please receive what I say First things first, blessed be Your holy name There’s none like You, You stand alone and you reign Lord, You know my frame, You remember that I’m dust Jesus, who overcame- it’s in Him I put my trust No confidence in the flesh, it’s obvious I’m a mess No doubt, much more a mess than what I can see manifest I confess that I daily fall short of Your glory I’ve failed so many times- my sin’s always...
  • Through The Eyes of Grace

    03/19/2010 8:50:39 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 199+ views ^ | 03/19/2010 | John G. Winder
    Grace is my four-year old daughter. We call her Gracie. Yesterday her mother and I bought her a new pair of pink Crocks with butterflies and all other manner of designs and colors adorning the tops. Gracie wore them all last night and was quite vocal about her plan to wear them to school today, too. Last night Gracie snuggled up beside me on the couch to show me the bottoms of her new shoes. She asked about the pattern in the soles of her spongy pink footwear. I told her that the pattern was like that so the shoes...
  • What's so amazing about grace?

    03/18/2010 2:16:07 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 273+ views ^ | 03/18/2010 | Candy Arrington
    Many of us don’t understand the full meaning of grace. We think of grace as a girl’s name or a church word and don’t really understand the full impact of God’s grace on our lives. But the whole foundation of our faith centers on the concept of grace so let’s explore what’s so amazing about grace.
  • Almighty God's Total Recall of Adam's Race

    03/15/2010 8:16:12 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 46 replies · 450+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 3/14/10 | GZ I.F.
    (A Biblical analogy of the automobile recalls of late.) Many cars are being recalled today because of manufacturing defects. There is another recall you need to know about: The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the central component of the heart (Isaiah 1:18). The defect is known as S-I-N (don’t say the word but spell it), and this defect will eventually bring forth death in every unit that is not repaired (James 1:15). The Manufacturer is not liable for this defect, nor is he at...

    03/10/2010 2:11:43 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies · 279+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 3/10/10 | GZ I.F.
    Contemplating what God has graciously done for hell-deserving sinners ought to encourage and thrill the soul of every blood-bought child of God! As the hymn writer has said, "Oh to grace how great a debtor, daily I'm constrained to be!" (Robert Robinson). Paul, in referring to the redemption and forgiveness that believers have in Christ, spoke of "the RICHES of His GRACE" (Ephesians 1:7). Elsewhere he said, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Corinthians 15:10). God has given to every believer everlasting consolation (eternal encouragement) and good hope through grace (2 Thess. 2:16-17). "For...

    03/09/2010 4:23:33 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 40 replies · 697+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 3/9/10 | G.Z. I.F.
    Having reminded ourselves of our former, unregenerate state, we are now ready to consider the great things God has done for us in His grace, saving our souls and making us whole. This listing is by no means original. For example, Lewis Sperry Chafer has a similar listing in his book entitled Salvation. Also this listing is by no means complete or exhaustive. We have listed 215 things but there are more. You can add to this list through your own study of the Scriptures as you find other things that are true of you now that you are saved....
  • Ritualism vs. Grace

    03/03/2010 4:09:28 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies · 364+ views ^ | 19th Century | Anglican Bishop J.C. Ryle
    Now "strengthening of the heart" is one of the great wants of many professing Christians...They want to realize more tangible comfort. They fancy they ought to feel more and see more...Where shall they turn? What shall set their consciences at rest? Then comes the enemy of souls, and suggests some shortcut road to establishment. He hints at the value of some addition to the simple plan of the Gospel, some man-made gimmick, some exaggeration of a truth, some flesh-satisfying invention, some improvement on the old path, and whispers, "Only use this, and you shall be strengthened."... "Come to us," says...
  • Saving Faith (A Sermon For ANY Wednesday)

    02/17/2010 11:24:42 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 2 replies · 176+ views
    My Own Writings | Septenber, 2006 | John Leland
    SAVING FAITH What Does It Include? "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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:8-10) "This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?" (Galatians 3:2) Individuals can not be saved until they realize, being convinced and convicted by God's Holy Spirit, that...

    01/10/2010 7:34:25 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies · 485+ views
    In a vision The Father showed me the pool of Bethesda ( Mercy ) and how the five (grace ) collonades ( Pillars ) represent his fingers and the pool of water the palm of his hand . then the Father spoke to me about when Jesus came to the pool of bethesda and entered through the " sheeps gate " that Grace had entered where only mercy of The Father had been before . The Father spoke to me and said take all the things in your life and place them in my hand and speak GRACE ! Grace...
  • Humility only real response to salvation

    01/06/2010 2:42:00 PM PST · by Colofornian · 32 replies · 561+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Jan. 6, 2010 | Jerry Earl Johnston
    Inside every LDS columnist is a frustrated theologian trying to get out. And thanks to a gift book from my sister-in-law, today I let the fellow have his say. Let's begin with this: Over the years, Stephen E. Robinson's "Parable of the Bicycle" has become almost as well-known in Mormon circles as the recipe for s'mores. It tells how a young girl wants a bicycle but doesn't have enough money for it. So her father tells her to put in what she can, and he'll make up the difference. As it turns out, she puts in a pittance compared to...
  • SUCH IS MY LOVE FOR THOSE IN MY WILL (A NEW MOON )7th day \o/ Charasmatic Caucus

    12/07/2009 9:45:06 PM PST · by Jedediah · 225+ views
    The substantiality of my wealth is in abundance that exceeds paradise for truly where ever I AM in you this quotient exists in a udepleteable manner and such is my Grace for those in my will . So watch now as I dress my children of light as Job and reward them even now for the trials and tribulations , " Yeah " the pathway of fire they have surrendered to for my name sake . Did I not say buy from me gold and silver that has been tested and purified by My Holiness alone ?! Then surely what...

    12/07/2009 8:37:59 AM PST · by freedomyes · 16 replies · 495+ views
    TruthInConviction ^ | Dec 7 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Some time after the conflict, Fuchida came upon the testimony of a young Christian woman. Her mother and father had been killed by the Japanese. That war had swept away her parents’ lives.
  • God's Grace

    11/29/2009 5:09:00 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 395+ views
    God's Grace ^ | 11/29/2009 | Tammy Rude
    I would like to thank all of you for coming back over the last several months to read my story (God’s Story)…My Secret Sin. I didn’t share my story to shock anyone but my intention was to show God’s grace, and how we can trust in His Word.
  • Applying God's Law

    10/26/2009 11:16:29 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies · 532+ views
    White Horse Inn ^ | 25 October 2009 | Michael S. Horton
    Hello and welcome to another edition of the White Horse Inn as we are thinking through what is means to be Christians in a post-Christian culture. You know, every time a debate comes up on homosexual marriage or on war, a whole host of topics; on one hand conservatives sometimes invoke the theocratic promises, commands, and threats of the old covenant as if they could just be lifted from the context of Israel's covenant with God and apply to any modern country. While liberals and secularists simply dismiss these Old Testament passages as morally offensive "texts of terror." But there...
  • The Necessity v. The Sufficiency of Grace

    10/26/2009 11:54:35 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 100 replies · 1,019+ views
    Reformation Theology ^ | December 8, 2005 | Pastor John Samson
    There is no doubt that the 16th century witnessed the greatest ever split in Church history. Some view the Reformation as a sad or even an evil episode. Others see it as a time when God restored the one true biblical Gospel back into the hands of the masses. But what exactly were the issues back then? And what are the issues in our own day? Was this a mere tempest in a tea cup? I suggest that the issues then and now are exactly the same - who or what speaks for God, and what exactly is the Gospel?...

    10/11/2009 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies · 424+ views
    I am calling you into a oneness of abundance and grace can you see it ?! For the children "know" ! This is not a work but a surrender \o/ \o/ \o/ Allow me alone to be and become your shepherd . Through times of darkness I am your light , Through times of division and hardship I AM The Love that brings " all " together . You see ?! See me in all things for I am your eyes and your submission to me must be complete that I may be resurrected in you ! Psalm 23 1The...
  • America is breaking God's heart - and destroying itself - but there is a Way back

    09/16/2009 8:32:25 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 97 replies · 2,896+ views ^ | September 16, 2009 | Georgette Smelich
    Special to AIPNews.comSeptember 16, 2009Georgette SmelichThrough many generations God’s loving Hand has greatly blessed the United States of America. We are a Christian nation that was founded upon reliance on God and His principles. He has graciously provided all of our needs, from an abundance of food on our tables, the clothes that we wear, to the warm shelter within our homes. The Lord has protected us, for we are His people. He has remained faithful and merciful, gently caring for us as a shepherd tends to his flock. In difficult times God is our solid Rock. He is our...
  • GRACE ALONE An Evangelical Problem?

    08/11/2009 12:33:20 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 46 replies · 768+ views ^ | 1996 | Kim Riddlebarger
    1) What do we mean when we say "that we are saved by grace alone?" When we use the term "grace alone," what we mean is that our salvation from the wrath of God - our deliverance from hell - is because of something good in God, and not because of anything good in us. The Biblical conception of human nature after Adam and Eve's fall into sin is not a pretty picture, and Amerians, who seem to have an unlimited confidence in human nature and human goodness, have a very difficult time accepting what the bible says about the...

    08/09/2009 12:23:04 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 19 replies · 1,284+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    I am tearing down old strongholds in my children's lives for this is a "storm of Grace" I am bringing across the waters (~ " the voices of my children " ) that have cried out to me and in this containment of these strongholds shall come such a release of my spirit that it shall calm all the storms of my children's lives in Tranquility ~ " The very fruit of Peace " ~ that is ~ " ME " ~ I call ~~~ ZION ~~~ , for as I become your covering in this new way you shall...
  • The Basic Catholic Doctrine of Justification by Faith

    07/26/2009 7:35:42 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 8 replies · 723+ views
    Present Truth Magazine ^ | 7/26/09 | Present Truth Magazine
    Questionnaire: Are you Catholic or Protestant? Before reading the following essay on justification by faith..., we invite you to answer 10 questions. They are simple questions about justification by faith. In surveys to date, this questionnaire has demonstrated the startling fact that a very large proportion of Protestants are more Catholic than Protestant in their concept of justification. Please record your answers to the 10 questions. In each of the following 10 choices, mark either (a) or (b), whichever is correct. 1 (a) God gives a man right standing with Himself by mercifully accounting him innocent and virtuous. (b) God...
  • Salvation - Are You Saved?

    07/05/2009 9:42:29 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 42 replies · 940+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | 7/06/09 | Katrina J. Zeno
    Many Catholics just don’t know what to say when someone asks them whether they are saved. As Catholics, we're vaguely familiar with "saved" language. We don't usually ask someone, "Are you saved?" and when someone asks us this question, we often stutter and fumble for an answer. So how should we answer: "Are you saved?" Constantly. We are constantly being saved by the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why? Because salvation is dynamic, ongoing. It's a past, present, and future reality. Let me explain. Salvation is a past reality: We have been saved by the death of...
  • Luther vs. Rome

    06/19/2009 10:03:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 303 replies · 3,873+ views
    Praise God, that we are saved by grace alone. Works without faith are utterly without merit. This is not merely a Protestant notion. Such has been the persistent teaching of the saints throughout the ages. Yet a whitewashing of Martin Luther has led to many people, even Catholics, fundamentally misunderstanding the Catholic Church's criticism of him. Please understand that what I write here is no ad-hominem attack on Luther for any purpose, including the slander of Protestantism. Attacking the moral character of Martin Luther is gainless, for no-one supposes Luther to be imbued with the gift of infallibility. But when...
  • Thank God For Our Dinner? Cambridge Students Axe Tradition Of Saying Grace...

    05/14/2009 12:29:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 585+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 14, 2009
    Thank God For Our Dinner? Cambridge Students Axe Tradition Of Saying Grace Before Dinner As It Is 'Too Religious' By Daily Mail Reporter 14th May 2009 Students lucky enough to have won a place at Cambridge have plenty to be thankful for. So it is not surprising that grace is said before formal dinners at the university's Newnham College. However, the Christian content of the prayer has proved too much for some students and they have brought in a secular version. Enlarge All change: Newnham College, Cambridge, where undergraduates think saying grace is 'too religious' Their only concession is that...
  • Salvation Army "Amazing Grace" (Great New Commercial)

    05/10/2009 3:17:39 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 17 replies · 1,506+ views
    I was watching Sunday ABC News and the Salvation Army was the big sponsor for the newscast. They showed a commercial that was very touching. The Salvation Army is the greatest organization ever created! It is truly doing God's work. Here is the link:
  • "If I Compared You To A Sweaty Sock" (Love Poem)

    04/23/2009 4:16:31 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 3 replies · 408+ views
    youtube ^ | 4/23/09 | mt
    Watch Video Poem. If I compared you to a sweaty sock The one that helps to win a marathon If I compared you to a dull, flat rock The one to build my hopes and dreams upon If I compared you to a little bug The honey bee who makes my mornings sweet If I compared you to a broken jug The buried, priceless treasure 'neath my feet If I compared you to a black rain cloud The one that saves my life and ends a drought If I compared you to a noise so loud The sound of angels'...
  • Beginning Catholic: The Sacrament of Baptism: Gateway to New Life [Ecumenical]

    03/13/2009 10:23:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 712+ views ^ | not given | Beginning
     The Sacrament of Baptism: Gateway to New Life The sacrament of Baptism is the beginning of life—supernatural life. Because of original sin, we come into the world with a soul which is supernaturally dead. We come into the world with only the natural endowments of human nature. The supernatural life which is the result of God's personal and intimate indwelling, is absent from the soul. Original sin is not, in the strict sense, a "blot" upon the soul. Indeed, original sin is not a "something" at all. It is the absence of something that should be there. It is a...
  • What is the role of grace in LDS theology? (OPEN)

    03/13/2009 6:31:13 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 810 replies · 4,515+ views
    Gospel Library ^ | Robert E. Parsons
        Gospel Library   “I Have a Question,” Ensign, Jul 1989, 59–61 Questions of general gospel interest answered for guidance, not as official statements of Church policy.What is the role of grace in LDS theology? Robert E. Parsons, “I Have a Question,” Ensign, July 1989, 59–61Robert E. Parsons, associate professor of ancient scripture, Brigham Young University.One cannot be an active Christian or a student of the scriptures without being introduced to the term grace. It is as much a part of Christian theology and doctrine as are faith, baptism, the Atonement, and the Judgment. Just as we grow in our...
  • PRAY for Revival & Conversion,for Obama, our Nation, Media, Government,& Judiciary Day 116

    03/11/2009 10:48:48 PM PDT · by Blogger · 15 replies · 553+ views
    3-12-09 | Blogger
    1 Peter 1:3-9 (King James Version) 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7That the trial of your...
  • Grace Alone: An Evangelical Problem?

    01/28/2009 10:12:41 PM PST · by Gamecock · 286 replies · 3,862+ views
    CPRF ^ | 1996 | Dr. Kim Riddlebarger
    Outline: (1) What do we mean by the phrase "grace alone?" (2) What is the human condition according to the Scriptures? (3) What do the Scriptures say about Sola Gratia? (4) Why do American Evangelicals have such a difficult time with this doctrine? (5) How do we respond when these issues are at stake? 1) What do we mean when we say "that we are saved by grace alone?" When we use the term "grace alone," what we mean is that our salvation from the wrath of God - our deliverance from hell - is because of something good in...
  • Jury selected for Baby Grace mom's murder trial

    01/26/2009 9:04:39 PM PST · by BellStar · 7 replies · 730+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 26, 2009, 6:01PM | By HARVEY RICE
    GALVESTON — Opening statements will begin Tuesday after a jury of seven women and five men was selected in the capital murder trial of Kimberly Dawn Trenor, accused in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, known initially as Baby Grace.
  • Texas' 'Baby Grace' Murder Trial Set to Start

    01/25/2009 7:19:34 PM PST · by metmom · 20 replies · 793+ views ^ | Sunday, January 25, 2009 | Associated Press
    GALVESTON, Texas — Even the most grizzled investigators were reduced to tears by the disturbing details of the death of 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers. The tot's already decomposed remains had been stuffed into a plastic container that was dumped into Galveston Bay. A fisherman found the container and its contents on a tiny island about a mile from the shore of the huge bay in October 2007. On Monday, jury selection is set to begin for the capital murder trial of Riley Ann's mother, 20-year-old Kimberly Dawn Trenor. She and her husband, Royce Clyde Zeigler II, are accused of beating...
  • At Capitol, abortion likened to slavery

    01/23/2009 6:28:23 AM PST · by Lesforlife · 26 replies · 594+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | january 23, 2009 | Jean Torkelson
    FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2009 At Capitol, abortion likened to slavery By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News (Contact) Published January 23, 2009 at 12:05 a.m. Photo by Barry Gutierrez / The Rocky Mariette McGrath joins others in prayer Thursday on the west steps of the state Capitol, where 400 abortion foes turned out for the annual Colorado Right to Life rally. Abortion is the slavery issue of our time, author Eric Metaxas told about 400 people at the annual Colorado Right to Life rally Thursday on the steps of the Capitol. "God is the one who calls you to the battle,"...

    01/10/2009 2:27:03 AM PST · by Gamecock · 2 replies · 243+ views
    Sola Deo Gloria ^ | MDCCCLXXI | David Dickson
    THE SUM OF SAVING KNOWLEDGE: OR, A BRIEF SUM OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE, CONTAINED IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, AND HOLDEN FORTH IN THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH AND CATECHISMS; TOGETHER WITH THE PRACTICAL USE THEREOF, JOHN vi. 37. - All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. EDINBURGH: JOHNSTONE, HUNTER, & CO. MDCCCLXXI. TABLE OF CONTENTS THE SUM OF SAVING KNOWLEDGE 1. Our woeful condition by nature, 2. The remedy provided in Christ Jesus, 3. The means provided in the covenant of grace, 4. The...
  • Augustine on the New Life in Christ

    12/30/2008 8:53:39 PM PST · by topcat54 · 6 replies · 363+ views ^ | Dr. N.R. Needham
    Richard was a fairly recent convert to the Augustinian understanding of grace. One Sunday, he visited a church where the preacher seemed to go out of his way to show the congregation how utterly dependent on God they were for their spiritual life. There can be no self-reliance, he declared, no looking to ourselves; all goodness, all holiness flow from God to us. Why, even the very faith by which we believe and trust in God is itself His gift to sinners! ‘This is good,’ Richard thought. ‘The man has clearly grasped the sovereignty of grace in salvation. Augustine would...
  • JUSTIFICATION FROM ETERNITY<BR> by Abraham Kuyper <br>from "The Work of the Holy Spirit" (1900)

    12/06/2008 10:21:10 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 19 replies · 321+ views
    Reformation Ink ^ | Abraham Kuyper
    "The righteousness which is of God by faith." --Phil. iii. 9. It has become evident that the question which most closely concerns us is, not whether we are more or less holy, but whether our status is that of the just or of the unjust; and that this is determined not by what we are at any given moment, but by God as our Sovereign and judge. In Adam's creation God put us, without any preceding merits on our part, in the state of original righteousness. After the fall, according to the same sovereign prerogative, He put us, as Adam's...
  • What God Requires of You

    08/26/2008 6:12:10 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies · 186+ views
    Monergism ^ | John Hendryx
    What God Requires of Youby John Hendryx "John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?" But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him." Matt 3:14-15 Have you ever wanted to know God, the creator of all that is seen and unseen? ... or to know how you can approach this holy God so that He will accept you with open arms into His glorious presence? But if He...

    07/24/2008 11:19:15 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies · 423+ views
    Monergism.Com ^ | Nathan Pitchford
    God has recently given us the opportunity to discuss some theological issues with other Christians who believe differently than we do on a number of points, most notably the doctrines of grace. In such a circumstance, given the overwhelming supply of scriptural evidence that comes to bear on the topic, it seemed to me that the best approach would be a simple categorized scripture list: the fact that the entire paper would be scriptures, with the exception of a few brief explanatory notes, would underscore the truth that this is God's own word and teaching; and the fact that it...