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  • Why the Rapture Can Happen at Any Time – Pastor J.D. Farag

    11/17/2017 9:02:07 AM PST · by Lera · 81 replies
    Jan Markell ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. reviews the importance of the pre-Tribulation Rapture and why it can happen perhaps today. The stage is being set by world events that are breaking daily. He exhorts all to look up expectantly. This was at Understanding the Times 2017 on October 7.
  • Vanity - Love, Caring, Decency, Compassion are alive & well in the American Republic.

    10/29/2017 5:42:26 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 46 replies
    The other day the wife and I were shopping in a "Walmart store in South Florida for some Christmas goodies. We finished, paid for our stuff and were on our way out to the car. I stopped my wife and, told her to sit, relax, I had to go to the "little boys" room. I walked into the bathroom did my thing, and was washing my hands, when I noticed this young Black guy trying to manipulate his wheel chair into the bathroom to relieve himself. He was having a hard time, struggling with the wheel chair. Before I could...
  • Understanding Gary Cohn -vs- President Donald Trump…

    08/26/2017 4:55:55 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | august 26, 2017 | Sundance
    Those Wall Street and Multinational interests that everyone rightly reviews through the prism of globalist advancement are being confronted and dismantled as part of the larger America First economic policy. Gary Cohn has a useful purpose in that his presence settles the nerves of Trump’s domestic economic adversaries, but Cohn’s presence doesn’t change the policy direction of America First at all.
  • The Epidemic of Bible Illiteracy in Our Churches [Amos 8]

    07/14/2015 10:23:39 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 6/1/2015 | Ed Stetzer
    When was the last time you read a book? For almost 1 in 4 of us, it was more than a year ago, according to Pew Research. That's three times the number who didn't read a book in 1978. In America, we have a literacy problem. But more concerning to me, we have a biblical literacy problem. Americans, including churchgoers, aren't reading much of any book, including the Good Book. Christians claim to believe the Bible is God's Word. We claim it's God's divinely inspired, inerrant message to us. Yet despite this, we aren't reading it. A recent LifeWay Research...
  • Convert to Islam, or Die!

    05/25/2015 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Altenkrug · 55 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | May 25, 2015
     Islamic extremists in Belgium have publicly threatened to kill the mayor of the Belgian city of Antwerp, Bart De Wever, if he does not convert to Islam, local media reported Monday. A sign written in French stating threats against de Wever, who is also the head of the nationalist political party the New Flemish Alliance, was placed on one of the main squares of Antwerp. Experts are currently assessing the seriousness of the action and the message. “I always warned that we will not get rid of the threat from Islamic extremists in the near future. This was ignored for years. This wound became apparent now with [the current developments in] Syria and will fester for a long...
  • Pondering Prudence and Its “Parts” – A Reflection on the Sometimes-Misunderstood Virtue of Prudence

    05/07/2015 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-06-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering Prudence and Its “Parts” – A Reflection on the Sometimes-Misunderstood Virtue of Prudence By: Msgr. Charles PopeAs a follow-on to yesterday’s post on the spiritual work of counseling  the doubtful, I would like to say a little more about prudence.Prudence is often misunderstood by those who reduce it to mere caution or reluctance to act. It is true that sometimes prudence indicates caution and that hasty action is seldom prudent. However, sometimes it is prudent to act quickly. Having long discussions about the best way to put out a house fire before acting is not prudent. Quick, expedient action is the...
  • New understanding of electromagnetism could enable 'antennas on a chip'

    04/11/2015 10:29:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies ^ | 4/8/15
    New understanding of electromagnetism could enable 'antennas on a chip' Apr 08, 2015 Enlarge Anechoic chamber. Credit: University of Cambridge A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism, which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. These ultra-small antennas - the so-called 'last frontier' of semiconductor design - would be a massive leap forward for wireless communications. In new results published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers have proposed that electromagnetic waves are generated not only from the acceleration of electrons,...
  • Distinguishing Knowledge from Wisdom and Understanding

    05/22/2013 1:56:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 21, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In this post I am trying to continue our celebration of the lost “Octave” of Pentecost. Today I want to consider three gifts of the Holy Spirit.As you may recall, there are seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel, Piety, Fortitude and Fear of the Lord. Most Catholics cannot define them well in any sort of articulate way. This is due to poor catechesis but also to the fact that modern English has tended to use several of these terms interchangeably, almost as synonyms, though they are distinct theologically.There are also secular usages of these terms that...
  • Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns

    02/21/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by freedommom · 33 replies
    stars and stripes ^ | 2/16/2012 | seth robson
    CAMP ZAMA, Japan – The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion...
  • THOUGHTS ON OUR EVERY DAY LIVES ( with it showing in the right window!! LOL!!).

    11/15/2011 8:22:21 AM PST · by jesus4life · 6 replies
    GOD INSPIRED!! | jesus4life
    This is something we should think about daily and nightly!! LOVE TO ALL in the HOLY PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!
  • THOUGHTS ON OUR EVERY DAY LIVES ( with it showing in the right window!! LOL!!).

    11/15/2011 8:22:17 AM PST · by jesus4life
    GOD INSPIRED!! | jesus4life
    This is something we should think about daily and nightly!! LOVE TO ALL in the HOLY PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!
  • 1 Kings 3:1-3:14, Verses for Gaining Wisdom and Understanding

    09/13/2011 3:12:54 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 4 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Sept. 13th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Solomon requested wisdom and understanding. His humble, selfless request set him apart from leaders in his day and ours. Imagine, the Lord God offered Solomon anything he wanted. The thing that seemed to weigh heaviest on Solomon's mind was his lack of wisdom and understanding to rule God's people correctly.
  • Understanding the Jihad Against Israel and America

    06/27/2011 11:34:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 6/27/11 | Andrew Bostom
    The transcript of my speech today at the national meeting of ACT for America. The late Southern Sudanese leader John Garang, in 1999, posed the following dual-part existential question for our era: Is the call for jihad against a particular people a religious right of those calling for it, or is it a human rights violation against the people upon whom jihad is declared and waged? As I hope to make plain, the answer to both parts of John Garang’s query is “Yes!” Hamas cleric Muhsen Abu ‘Ita was interviewed July 13, 2008, on Al-Aqsa TV. After reminding listeners that...
  • Understanding Liberals

    05/16/2011 3:53:00 PM PDT · by library user · 24 replies
    IBM ^ | May 16, 2011 | by Walter Williams
    ~ EXCERPT ~ **snip** The sane among us recognize that in a free society, income is neither taken nor distributed; for the most part, it is earned. Income is earned by pleasing one's fellow man. The greater one's ability to please his fellow man, the greater is his claim on what his fellow man produces. Those claims are represented by the number of dollars received from his fellow man. Say I mow your lawn. For doing so, you pay me $20. I go to my grocer and demand, "Give me 2 pounds of steak and a six-pack of beer that...
  • Why Does God Prevent Believers from Understanding Certain Truths?

    12/10/2010 9:36:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/10/2010 | John Piper
    The following is an edited transcript of the audio. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is God's purpose in preventing the believer from understanding certain truths in his word, like when the disciples were prevented from understanding that Jesus would die and rise again? First let me say that I do agree with that. Probably some are listening who would say, "Whoa. I don't think that was God's problem. I think that was their problem!" This question assumes that God did some preventing. But that's true. It says their minds were blinded. They were kept from seeing for a season (Luke 18:33-34; 24:16). Answering...
  • Does Anybody Really Understand ObamaCare?

    04/06/2010 3:00:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 394+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 06, 2010 | Peter Wilson
    Since the passage of the Health Care Reform Bill, the Democrat leadership has embarked on a strategy of demonizing its opponents as angry, potentially violent racists. Charles M. Blow developed a new line of attack in his New York Times column last weekend, with an argument based on a recent Pew Research Council poll: Republicans don't understand ObamaCare, so they have no right to criticize it. Coverage of the Pew poll took a good chunk of the Times Op-Ed page, with bar charts demonstrating "A lack of understanding" of Obamacare, based their poll question, "How well do you feel you...
  • Obama calls for understanding in Notre Dame speech

    05/17/2009 12:17:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,434+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/09 | Julie Pace - ap
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – President Barack Obama strode head-on Sunday into the stormy abortion debate and told graduates at America's leading Roman Catholic university that both sides must stop demonizing one another. Obama acknowledged that "no matter how much we want to fudge it ... the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable." But he still implored the University of Notre Dame's graduating class and all in the U.S. to stop "reducing those with differing views to caricature. Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words. It's a way of life that always has been...
  • ‘Offensive and Horrific’: NY Congressman Condemns NY Post Chimp/Stimulus Cartoon

    02/18/2009 7:42:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies · 3,516+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 18, 2009
    Chris Matthews: "Do you think that The New York Post is calling the president of the United States a chimp?"
  • 68 Molecules May Hold the Key to Understanding Disease

    09/04/2008 12:26:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 302+ views
    Why is it that the origins of many serious diseases remain a mystery? In considering that question, a scientist at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has come up with a unified molecular view of the indivisible unit of life, the cell, which may provide an answer. Reviewing findings from multiple disciplines, Jamey Marth, Ph.D., UC San Diego Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, realized that only 68 molecular building blocks are used to construct these four fundamental components of cells: the nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), proteins, glycans...
  • UCF physicist says Hollywood movies hurt students' understanding of science

    08/18/2007 1:24:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies · 1,295+ views
    TheAnalystMagazine ^ | 8/07 | Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
    It may be the height of the holiday season, but about a million people are about to get life-altering news. On Thursday, 300,000 school and college students will receive their A level results. A week later, another 700,000 will find out how they did in their GCSEs. Movies such as Spiderman 2 and Speed generate excitement among audiences with their cool special effects. But they also defy the laws of physics, contributing to students’ ignorance about science. Two University of Central Florida professors show just how poorly Hollywood writers and directors understand science in an article published in the German...