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Verse of the Day: Foundation in the Word

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I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a [person] building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not act is like a [person] who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, immediately it fell, and great was the ruin of that house.”

- Luke 6:47-49

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Donny

posted April 3, 2007 at 4:00 am


Jesus said a lot about foundations . . .: “Haven’t you read,” He replied, “that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, ‘For this reason a MAN leaves his father and mother and be united to his WIFE, and the two will become one flesh,? So, they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what GOD has joined together, let man not seperate.” Matthew 19:4-6 The “foundation” of the “Christian” marriage is a man and a woman. Something for you Progressives to remember as you attempt to represent The Red Letters of Christ. There are fundamentals of foundation in Christian culture and community, and then there are teachings like a man building a house on sand. Like altering and/or redefining marriage. That is like a house teetering wobbly on seashore.



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evden eve nakliyat

posted April 3, 2007 at 9:23 am


hi my name is muhtfe very nice informations and very nice blog thank you very much…



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neuro_nurse

posted April 3, 2007 at 5:25 pm


“Haven’t you read,” He repliedWhat was the question to which Jesus replied? Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” Matthew 19:3 Isn t it strange that in the defense of marriage debate, there is no mention of divorce? “In one of George Barna’s largest national surveys on marriage and divorce, the pollster has confirmed previous findings that born-again Christian adults have the same likelihood of divorce (35 percent) as other Americans.” “Faith perspectives make a difference in whether adults agree with the teaching that divorce is a sin unless adultery has been committed but not as much of a difference as might be expected, according to Barna. Born-again adults were twice as likely in the 2004 survey as nonborn-again adults (24 percent against 10 percent) to affirm that teaching. However, a majority of the born-again group (52 percent) disagreed that divorce without adultery is sin.” Christian Century, Oct. 5, 2004 http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1058/is_20_121/ai_n7069172 “Born again Christians are just as likely to get divorced as are non-born again adults. Overall, 33% of all born again individuals who have been married have gone through a divorce, which is statistically identical to the 34% incidence among non-born again adults.””While college graduates are typically more liberal in their political views and lifestyle than adults who lack such a degree, adults who have a college degree and have been married are comparatively less likely to get divorced. Thirty-one percent of college grads that have been married have been divorced versus 36% of adults who did not earn a college degree and have been married.”Residents of the Northeast and West are commonly noted for their more liberal leanings in politics and lifestyle. However, the region of the nation in which divorce was least likely was the Northeast. In that area, 28% of adults who had been married had also been divorced, compared to 32% in the Midwest, 35% in the South, and 38% in the West.” http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=95 Number of children in new divorces each year as of 1997: 1 million (A total of 848,163 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC for 2003 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5511a1.htm) Rate per 1,000 population children under 18 involved in divorce in 1997: 16.8 Total single fathers who are divorced: 913,000 Total single mothers who are divorced: 3.392 million Percentage of births which were to unmarried women in 1997: 32% http://www.divorcemag.com/statistics/statsUS.shtml



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Donny

posted April 3, 2007 at 5:56 pm


So, nuero_nurse, At what level of education were you taught that: Two wrongs make a right? Any adultery pride parades being planned in your city? Sinning is bad. But there is a cure for it. Encouraging and promoting sin is really, really bad. It shows no desire to repent. It doesn’t bode well in those “Red Letters” for people that bring offenses.Last time I re-looked at the passage about “marriage” and divorce (which was seconds ago), Jesus was still teaching that marriage was a man and a woman. And, and, that it was “The Creator,” that designed it that way “from the beginning.” Read the Beginning of John’s Gospel for “Who” the Creator is. (Hint: He was the Word made flesh.) Something to think about when those “Red Letter” Democrats come a-knockin’ at your door. You know the ones that seem to neglect so many of the red letters, when it fails to support their political, religious and social agenda. John said something about that too. Read his letters.Since John feels we shouldn’t even let these kinds of people in the house, why are we voting for them to rule over our households?



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neuro_nurse

posted April 3, 2007 at 6:25 pm


“Two wrongs make a right?” No, but how about “the pot calling the kettle black?” “[T]he ones that seem to neglect so many of the red letters, when it fails to support their political, religious and social agenda.” You conveniently left off the verse immediately preceding Matthew 19:4-6 because it did not suit your agenda.



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Erin

posted April 3, 2007 at 10:07 pm


Donny Goodness! Again with the name-calling and pridefulness in YOUR comments… the foundation of life is NOT marriage… I am single and happily serving God in all he asks of me…the point of the ACTUAL text “of the day” is that followers of Jesus either have a foundation of ROCK or SAND…If you foundation is of SAND it means you have read scripture and not done what it says (HOW often does Jesus mention marriage vs. helping the poor)… have YOU helped the poor… loved your neighbor (yes, those on this comments blog ARE YOUR NEIGHBORS)…OR the foundation is ROCK… reading the words of God and DOING what it says… Jesus is the model… full of GRACE and truth… Donny… you may think you are full of “Truth” but without Grace it just isn’t what Jesus modeled for us to do as his followers… is it?If you are going to be MEAN in the name of Jesus just go to another blog that embraces your graceless Christian experience…



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