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"I just need to break these chains
I just need to leave this place
Before now this was all I knew
But with just one glimpse of You I see
You're the air I need

I'm coming up to breathe
Oh, I'm coming up to breathe
I've held my breath for all my life
But I am breaking free tonight
And I'm coming up to breathe

I've done everything I can
To get myself up on dry land
Lord, here I am again
Reaching for Your hand

I'm coming up to breathe"

-from Coming Up To Breathe by Mercy Me

What is sin? Not many know what is "sin". An international student I befriended asked me this question, which you think everyone knows this already. When I came to a personal relationship with Christ, I began and still learning what is considered sin. People think the obvious are breaking the "Ten Commandments" (Shavuot):

Exodus 20

1 And God spoke all these words:
2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. other gods before [1] me.
4 "You shall not make for yourself an IDOL in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Samson Deliliah-What Idols need to be destoryed in your life?
" What idols (e.g. greed, etc..-anything you put above God) are in your life that you "choose" to destroy? ".. 23 Now the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to celebrate, saying, "Our god has delivered Samson, our enemy, into our hands.".."-"
Judges 16

Other Verses:
"Hagar and Sarah (see also Genesis 21:10)
21Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? 22For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. 23His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
24These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. 25Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. 26But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. 27For it is written:
"Be glad, O barren woman,
who bears no children;
break forth and cry aloud,
you who have no labor pains;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband."[b]
28Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29At that time the son born in the ordinary way persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. 30But what does the Scripture say? "Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son."[c] 31Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman."
-Galatians 4
"Furthermore, Josiah got rid of the mediums and spiritists, the household gods, the idols and all the other detestable things seen in Judah and Jerusalem. This he did to fulfill the requirements of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the temple of the LORD."-2 Kings 23:24

7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
13 "You shall not murder.
14 "You shall not commit adultery.
15 "You shall not steal.
16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
*see Issues- Bad News, Media, Negativity, Pessimistic, etc...
17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
*see Issues: Greedy, Rich, Wealthy, etc...

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Learn the Ten Commandments

"Video to help me Learn the Ten Commandments"
Are the Ten Commandments Relevant?, from Christianity Today
Creation of the Two Stone Tablets of the Ten Commandments in the Mind of God, from
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The Ten Commandments (1956) Trailer

"Based upon the HOLY SCRIPTURES and other ancient and modern writings. 'The Ten Commandments' tells the life of Moses, once flavored in the Egyptian Pharaoh's household, who turns his back on the priviledged life to lead his people to freedom.
The Cast:
Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine."

Jeremy Camp Exclusive "The Ten Commandments" song: I Am Willing

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Yes, we do need to obey the Ten Commandments! However, the folks from the Old Testament (before Jesus' time) had a hard time not breaking these! To make it a lot little easier-God's grace-He abolished the law and brought Jesus to die on the cross for the "forgiveness of our sin" that we need to just ask Him:

24So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ[8] that we might be justified by faith. 25Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.-Galatians (Read all of Chapter 3 for a better undestanding)

What causes us to sin? It all started back during "Creation" (Genesis 1-2) when we were "born to sin". Our selfish desires (James 1) is the beginning stages. We will always continue to sin, which I found out after coming to a personal relationship with Christ...

Also (Today-Thursday, September 6th of 2007), one sin can lead you to another or even cause others (e.g. family, friends, love ones, etc..) to sin too. Here is an example: A little boy finds some "naughty magazines" (pornography) around the house. He grows very curious over-time and started to desire sex through different means (e.g. online sex) on his computer). He causes other women (she has been sexually molested by his uncle at a very young age) online to desire sex more too. A woman whom he chatted with has sex at a very young age with some other guy. She gets pregnant and her boyfriend leaves her. This causes her to "hate" men over-time and chooses to have sexual desires with other women (e.g. homosexual). Her kid gets older and almost history (generational curse) in the kid's family repeats itself....

Other "List" of Sins the Lord "Hates"

"6 There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:

17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,

18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,

19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers."
-Proverbs 6

Life by the Spirit

16So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law. 19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. -Galatians 5:16-26

As we grow in our personal relationship with Jesus, we tend to sin-less!

Putting sin to death

"An illustration/metaphor of dying to oneself and putting sin in its proper place. Yet another masterpiece by White Stones Motion Pictures."

From : Ron B
Sent : Friday, October 21, 2005 3:11 PM

Somebody really clever wrote this

Recall Notice

Regardless of make or year, all units known as "human beings" are being recalled by the Manufacturer. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named "Adam" and "Eve" resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect is technically termed �Serious Internal Non-morality,� but more commonly known as "SIN."

Some of the symptoms of the SIN defect:

[a] Loss of direction
[b] Lack of peace and joy
[c] Depression
[d] Foul vocal emissions
[e] Selfishness
[f] Ingratitude
[g] Fearfulness
[h] Rebellion
[i] Jealousy

What causes us to sin?

Besided being born to sin through Adam (Genesis), one sin causes us to do another sin...

"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen....."-Romans 1

The Coloring Song by Petra

"An old favorite of mine. Its got a catchy tune and moving lyrics. You can find this on petra's never say die album. It's always reminded me of whats important and that is God's love for me."

The Manufacturer is providing factory authorized repair service free of charge to correct the SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus Christ, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs.

To repeat, there is no fee required. The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R. Once connected please upload the burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Christ, into the heart component of the human unit. No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Christ will replace it with:

[a] Love
[b] Joy
[c] Peace
[d] Kindness
[e] Goodness
[f] Faithfulness
[g] Gentleness
[h] Patience
[I] Self-control

Please see the operating manual, HOLY BIBLE, for further details on the use of these fixes. As an added upgrade, the Manufacturer has made available to all repaired units a facility enabling direct monitoring and assistance from the resident Maintenance Technician, the Holy Ghost. Repaired units need only make Him welcome and He will take up residence on the premises.

WARNING: Continuing to operate a human being unit without corrections voids the Manufacturer's warranty, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list, and will ultimately result in the human unit being incinerated.

Thank you for your immediate attention.

Please assist by notifying others of this important recall notice.

"I am not [yet] what I ought to be, but I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am." - John Newton (composer, Amazing Grace)


Amazing Grace - Judy Collins and the choir
"Amazing Grace By Judy Collins, this is a capella, it is Judy Collins and the Choir. This was recorded in the early 1970's, the choir were the army and avy of such, I made this karaoke version for those who wanted the timing and words perfect, my dad was in the choir. If anybody knows anyone who was in this Choir, please comment. This was written by John Newton in the 1700's as far as I have been told."
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now I'm found, was blind, but now I see

�Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come �Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home

The Lord has promised good to me; His word my hope secures He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease I shall possess, within the veil, a life of joy and peace

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, the sun forbear to shine But God, who called me here below, will be forever mine

When we�ve been there ten thousands years, bright shining as the sun We�ve no less days to sing God�s praise than when we�d first begun

...from Negro Spirituals
*see GoodnewsEverybody: Issues-Slavery

Here is sample prayer usually said after we find out on knowing How to go to Heaven?

"Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that I'm a sinner. Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sin and rose again the 3rd day that we may have eternal life. Forgive me all of my sins as I want to be with you in Heaven in Eternal life. I invite you now to be Lord of my life because I'm tired of living my selfish life on my own desires. I can't do this on my own. Show me how I can live for you as you reveal it to me daily through the Bible. Come live inside of me and make me pure in your eyes and sinless to be a brighter light for you each day. In Jesus' name...Amen!

Nation's Sin

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. -Abraham Lincoln

As a citizen of the United States of America, I'm blessed and thankful of what our nations has to offer. However, as a Christian, I need to repent and ask God to forgive the sins our nation commits.

...more on forgiveness

Do you believe in Curses?

Just read the first book of the Bible as described by this author of Delivered from the Curse. Read the article on how you can be delivered? If you still don't believe in curses, check out this story of an unfinished movie called "It's All True made in 1942

Believe in Karma? I don't believe in the Eastern theology, but the context that if you do something bad to someone, it'll come back to you in the same form or even worse.

"Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more...-Mark 4:24


Guilt From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
" a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes - whether justified or not - that he or she has violated a moral standard, and is responsible for that violation.[1] It is closely related to the concept of remorse....

"...He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. .
12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. ...
-Psalm 103

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*see Music-Hymns, Praise, Worship, etc...
The Lord is Gracious & Compassionate

"Music provided by Vineyard UK"

  • The Lord is Gracious and Compassionate Unknown by

  • "The Lord is gracious and compassionate
    slow to anger and rich in love
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate
    slow to anger and righ in love

    And the Lord is Good to all
    he has compassion for all he has made

    As far as the east is from the west..
    thats how far, he has removed our transgressions from us
    As far as the east is from the west..
    thats how far, he has removed our transgressions from us

    The Lord is gracious and compassionate
    slow to anger and rich in love
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate
    slow to anger and righ in love

    And the Lord is Good to all
    he has compassion for all he has made

    As far as the east is from the west..
    thats how far, he has removed our transgressions from us
    As far as the east is from the west..
    thats how far, he has removed our transgressions from us

    Praise the Lord
    oh my soul, praise the Lord
    Praise the Lord
    oh my soul, praise the Lord

    As far as the east is from the west..
    thats how far, he has removed our transgressions from us
    As far as the east is from the west..
    thats how far, he has removed our transgressions from us
    (x's 2)

    The Lord is gracious and compassionate
    slow to anger and rich in love

    The Lord is Gracious Justin Rizzo , from

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    " 14 Seek good, not evil,
    that you may live.
    Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you,
    just as you say he is.

    15 Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. "-Amos 5



    The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ from the Thief on the Cross - Music Videos

    The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ from the Thief on the Cross from test1231 on GodTube.

    "Posted By test1231 4 years ago More videos from this user Copied, author is unknown The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ from the Thief on the Cross Perspective - Music Video (3rd Day) After Seeing the Price That Jesus Payed for the punishment of our sins - our prayer is that you Trust Jesus for Salvation and Forgivness of Sins. Will you go to Heaven? Here's a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God's name in vain? Jesus said "


    Genesis 19 Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
    1 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 "My lords," he said, "please turn aside to your servant's house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning." "No," they answered, "we will spend the night in the square."
    3 But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. 4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
    6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."
    9 "Get out of our way," they replied. And they said, "This fellow came here as an alien, and now he wants to play the judge! We'll treat you worse than them." They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.
    10 But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11 Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.
    12 The two men said to Lot, "Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the LORD against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it."
    14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry [a] his daughters. He said, "Hurry and get out of this place, because the LORD is about to destroy the city!" But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
    15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, "Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished."
    16 When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the LORD was merciful to them. 17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, "Flee for your lives! Don't look back, and don't stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!"
    18 But Lot said to them, "No, my lords, [b] please! 19 Your [c] servant has found favor in your [d] eyes, and you [e] have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can't flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I'll die. 20 Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn't it? Then my life will be spared."
    21 He said to him, "Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it." (That is why the town was called Zoar. [f] )
    23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the LORD out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
    27 Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the LORD. 28 He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace.
    29 So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived..."
    *see Middle Eastern Outreach


    -Old Testament


  • " particular, The Ten Commandments. Since The Ten Commandments are generally accepted as the sum(mary) of the Natural (Moral) Law, what relevance does one of the most important aspects of the Old Covenant have for us under the New Covenant? While the laws of Moses pertaining to sacrifices, ceremonies, civility, and diet have been abolished in the same way that shadows are abolished at high noon (Hebrews 10:1; Colossians 2:14, 16), does this apply to the Law of the Sabbath if it was given as a Moral Law not a Ceremonial Law? ..
  • Does the Bible Say It's a Sin for Women to Wear Pants? The Truth About Deuteronomy 22:5 by Jason Young

  • "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” This verse -- Deuteronomy 22:5 -- is one of the most commonly quoted and debated verses in the Old Testament.
    Some Christians have taken this verse to mean that Christian women shouldn’t wear pants, arguing that pants are that which “pertaineth unto a man.” Many sincere and honest Christians have grappled with this issue, wanting to be pleasing to God. This teaching, as with all teachings regarding the scriptures, needs to be carefully examined. It is just as much an error to teach something that the scriptures don’t say as it is to ignore what the scriptures do say.
    The teaching that it is wrong for Christian women to wear pants is based upon the following beliefs: ..

  • A Word of Explanation:,

  • "..I have come to realize that many of our beliefs have changed over time. God does not change, but our understanding and interpretation of God’s Word has developed and changed over time. For instance, Christians for many years fiercely resisted the scientific discovery that the earth revolves about the sun, not the sun around the earth, on the basis of Joshua 10:12-14. They believed the Bible clearly taught that the sun moved across the sky, and those who believed otherwise were persecuted.
    The Old Testament is strongly patriarchal in its focus. The last of the Ten Commandments even recognizes women as chattel, belonging to their husbands. "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s." It doesn’t say, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s husband." But Paul saw that Jesus brought a new paradigm. "In Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female." In God’s sight every person is equal. We are still learning to apply that understanding.
    A century and a half ago southern Christians defended from the Bible their right to own slaves. Nowhere does the Bible forbid slavery and there are many more references condoning and regulating slavery than there are condemning same-sex behavior. Yet Christians gradually came to understand that for one man to own and force his will on another was not in keeping with God’s principle of free will. Many slave-owning Christians believed that the Bible taught the Black race had been condemned to slavery and was inferior to the White race, because of Noah’s curse. (Genesis 9:25) No one would dare say that today.
    In an age when polygamy was practiced, God did not condemn this practice. He even gave Moses a law to protect the first wife if another wife was taken. (Exodus 21:10) God blessed people like Abraham, Jacob, Elkanah, David and Solomon, who had multiple wives, and the Bible records no reproach from God about this. Yet today we understand that monogamy is God’s plan for our best happiness...

    -New Testament

  • Three Lies About Premarital Sex Is Scripture becoming outdated and archaic in light of today's cultural views concerning premarital sex? by Shana Schutte

  • "..Scripture is Outdated, Right?
    Like many singles, Rob thinks the Scriptures on sexual purity are outdated and archaic. "Those parts of the Bible aren't relevant to today," he told Cindy. "After all, when the Scriptures were written, the people during that time got married when they were teens; so they didn't have to struggle with sexual temptation like we do now."
    In response to Rob's argument, Cindy found Scriptures about sexual purity and showed them to him. When Cindy read 1 Corinthians 6:9, 2 Corinthians 12:21, Galatians 5:19, Hebrews 13:4 and Deuteronomy 22:13-28, all which condemn sex before marriage, she asked Rob, "Are these Scriptures relevant to today?" "Nope," Rob responded.
    "Do you have a pair of scissors?" Cindy asked.
    "Because I think we should cut those Scriptures out. After all, if they're not true because people can't control their desires, why not completely eliminate them? After all, we can just pick and choose the parts of Scripture that we want to believe on sexual purity, right? Give me your scissors," she said.
    "You're crazy," Rob responded.
    Crazy or not, Cindy had made her point—there are holes in Rob's it's-not-true-because-people-can't-control-their-desires theology. Why? Because, if his beliefs were based on truth, they would stand up in every circumstance, but they don't.
    For example, if sex before marriage is okay because people supposedly can't control themselves, then it must be okay to engage in pornography, too, right? After all, the temptation to watch and participate in porn abounds like it didn't in Bible times.
    Not surprisingly, when Cindy asked Rob if it was OK to engage in pornography, his theology changed. "Pornography isn't okay because it's damaging to the people who are doing it, and it's not very Christian."
    Why does Rob have a schizophrenic view of purity and of the Bible's commandments?
    Additionally, if scriptures in the Bible became untrue because people can't control their desires, then we'd also have to cut out the commandments on stealing, lying, cheating and having affairs.
    Sure enough, there are holes in Rob's sex-before-marriage theology, just like there would be holes in his Bible if Cindy cut it up. ..

  • Women Pastors: What Does the Bible Teach by Richard R. Melick, Jr., Ph.D. May 1998

  • 10. Does the Bible say anything relevant to homosexuals today?,

  • Introducing The Prosperity Gospel Debate Author: Matthews A Ojo Date: 14.03.2010 Category: Prosperity Gospel

  • "..Using proofext reading of the Scriptures as a method, Pentecostals and Charismatics have taken certain passages (e.g. III John 1:2; Joshua 1:8; and Deut 8: 6-9) as support for the prosperity Gospel...

    "16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son...-John 3

    -Relevant for Today?


  • Biblica | Is the Bible still reliable and relevant today?",

  • "..Such attacks on the reliability and relevance of the Bible can be very persuasive. Yet as far as reliability is concerned, it's only fair to note that the Bible contains the best documented text of any volume in human history...

    But is the ancient book really relevant to the issues of our frenetic, post-modern world of microscopes and satellites? This is a question asked by those who are racing through life with little time for reflection on their destiny or why they are here. But for those who are unexpectedly slammed onto a hospital bed, life takes on a much different quality! Suddenly in the long, agonizing hours punctuated only by the clicking of a heart monitor, there is time to reflect on a new set of questions, timeless questions which have not changed much through the centuries. Does anyone really love me? How did those stars a billion miles away get there? Is there any hope for me? How do I get in touch with God right now?...
    Christians do find that relevant! For us, life is not simply an empty journey, a trip to acquire more toys until eventually it's all over. From the pages of the Bible we read about our role in God's design and kingdom, and how our lives are touched with purpose and meaning. And at the end there is more than a gloomy extinction at the conclusion of a hectic life, but a great reunion where I plan to meet Jesus face to face.
    Along the miles of concrete I traverse every day, I have a guide, a beacon. It's not in the form of a dead book, but it's a living guide for the journey. By the way, Voltaire is dead now, but the book he derided is today more widely read and pondered than ever. The house in which Voltaire lived later became a distribution center - for Bibles.

  • Why should we read the Bible / study the Bible?,

  • "...The Bible equips us to serve God (2 Timothy 3:17; Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12). It helps us know how to be saved from our sin and its ultimate consequence (2 Timothy 3:15). Meditating on God’s Word and obeying its teachings will bring success in life (Joshua 1:8; James 1:25). God’s Word helps us see sin in our lives and helps us get rid of it (Psalm 119:9, 11). It gives us guidance in life, making us wiser than our teachers (Psalm 32:8, 119:99; Proverbs 1:6). The Bible keeps us from wasting years of our lives on that which does not matter and will not last (Matthew 7:24-27).
    Reading and studying the Bible helps us see beyond the attractive "bait" to the painful "hook" in sinful temptations, so that we can learn from others' mistakes rather than making them ourselves. Experience is a great teacher, but when it comes to learning from sin, it is a terribly hard teacher. It is so much better to learn from others' mistakes. There are so many Bible characters to learn from, some of whom can serve as both positive and negative role models at different times in their lives. For example, David, in his defeat of Goliath, teaches us that God is greater than anything He asks us to face (1 Samuel 17), while his giving in to the temptation to commit adultery with Bathsheba reveals just how long-lasting and terrible the consequences of a moment's sinful pleasure can be (2 Samuel 11). ..

  • Is the Bible relevant for today?,

  • "Best Answer - Chosen by Asker Considering the Bible warns about fornication, sex outside a marriage, and adultery. It is giving good advice considering all the sexually transmittable diseases out there that people would be protected against if they obeyed those words. The Bible also warns about materialism, if we didn't desire to own every new thing that came along we'd have more money in the bank for bad times. if everybody took to heart God's words on loving your neighbor as yourself we wouldn't have wars now, would we? See! that thumbs down just proves that people don't want sound advice but just want to do as they please, even if it hurts someone else...

    Ray W Yes the Bible is relevant for today. God never changes but how He deals with men does. Today we are living in the age of grace where God is dealing with everybody alike through what the Lord Jesus Christ did on the cross for all that would believe and trust in Him. The problem with people today, they don't study or believe God's Word. Think about this, If people would have believe God's Word they would have know that the world was not flat but instead it took them a long time to know that. Isaiah 40: 22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: Also, if you read the Book of I Corinthians, you will find that people act the same way today. They are babes just like they were then. 1 Corinthians 3: 1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. Source(s): www,"



    The 10 Commandments - Way of the Master

    "I nice visual of the 10 commandments by the Way of the Master. "

    Way of the Master Ep. 2 (part 1)

    "The Mirror of the Ten Commandments "


    "13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. 14 Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, "--Proverbs 28


    -T.V. Programs

  • The Ten Commandments on 'Nightline' New Series Explores the Biblical Commandments From Modern Day Perspective Sept. 14, 2009

  • I. "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery."
    "The series launches with "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery." Co-anchor Cynthia McFadden moderates a "Nightline" "Face-Off" with one big question: Were we "born to cheat?" Participants include: Pastor Ed Young of the Fellowship Church in Dallas, Jonathan Daugherty of Be Broken Ministries, Jenny Block, author of "Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage," and Noel Biderman, CEO of, a Web site for people who want to cheat on their partners. "
    *see Issues: Adultery, Cheating, Divorce, etc..
    II. 'No Idols': Pastor Warns Against Idolizing Celebrity
    "..His definition of an idol was simple: "An idol is someone or something that occupies the place of God in your life," he explained. "[It] gives you identity, meaning, value, purpose, love, significance, security." ..
    III. OMG! I Totally Just Broke a Commandment!
    "..There's debate on what the G in OMG really means. Does it stand for "gosh," or "God"? If it stands for "God," is using it a sin?
    John Donvan spoke to a group of high school students from the Washington Hebrew Congregation youth group in Bethesda, Md., about OMG and how it relates to the third commandment, which says, according to the King James version of the Bible, "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain" (Exodus 20:7). ..

    *see Issues- Bad News, Media, Negativity, Pessimistic, etc...
    IV. 'Keep the Sabbath Holy': Chick fil-A Wins Customers by Closing
    *see Diet, Foods, Groceries, Beverage-Drinks, etc...
    VI. 'Dr. Death' Breaks Down Suicide Technique
    VIII. 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' *see Issues: Robbery, Stealing, Theft, etc...
    Origin of the Ten Commandments: Journey to- Egypt>
    *see Liberal Arts: Law, Justice, etc..



    -Hip Hop/Rap

    God Hates...

    "sin and Loves the sinner. We are ALL sinners, homosexuals, lesbians, fornicators, adulterers, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Atheists, Agnostics, Homophobes, bi-sexuals, KKK, etc..etc... we ARE all sinners and God hates the sin...not the sinner. Surrender your life to Jesus and get the free gift of eternal salvation with God the Father... It's not rocket science, drop the pride and live!"


    "Casting Crowns Set Me Free"
    "This was created to go with a devotional about turning problms over to God and not pulling them back. As you listen put yourself into the proverbial shoes of the man in the song. Where are you letting the enemy take over your thoughts and life?"

    Jesus, Friend Of Sinners

    Casting Crowns - Jesus, Friend of Sinners (Official Music Video) from casting-crowns on GodTube.

    "Casting Crowns performs its powerful new single Jesus, Friend Of Sinners from its latest album Come To The Well (also featuring Courageous Just Another Birthday). Come To The Well is now available in stores and on iTunes ( Catch the Come To The Well Tour in your city this spring! ("


    Keith Green - Create in me a clean heart



    -Deceiver (lies)
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Green Mist

    The Chronicles Of Narnia - Enter The Dark Island

    -Self Image
    Dawn Treader Featurette 6 - Temptation


    Our Daily Bread (Jun.25) - Chimp Eden

    "Uploaded by Faith1316 on Jun 24, 2009
    Eugene Cussons rescues chimpanzees. Orphaned by those in the business of bush-meat trade and taken from the jungle as infants, many have lived their entire lives confined in a space smaller than a prison cell. When Cussons arrives to take them to the game reserve he calls Chimp Eden, he often finds them hostile and untrusting.
    These chimps dont realize that I am one of the good guys, Cussons says. When he tries to put them into a smaller crate for the trip to their new home, they put up quite a fight. They dont know that Im going to take them back to Chimp Eden and give them a life so much better.
    On a much grander scale, Gods offer to liberate us from the slavery of sin is often met with resistance. When He rescued the children of Israel from Egypt, God took them through difficult places that caused them to doubt His good intentions. Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt? they cried (Num. 14:3).
    On our journey of faith, there are times when the freedom of sin that we left behind is more appealing than the restrictions of faith that lie ahead. We must trust the protective boundaries found in Gods Word as the only way to get to the place of ultimate freedom. — Julie Ackerman Link
    Sins lure may look like freedom But in its grip were bound; Its when were bound to Jesus Real freedom will be found. —D. De Haan
    Obedience to God is the key to freedom. "

    Numbers 14 The People Rebel

    "1 That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. 2 All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this wilderness! 3 Why is the LORD bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?” 4 And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt."
    5 Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown in front of the whole Israelite assembly gathered there. 6 Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes 7 and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. 8 If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. 9 Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them." ...
    17 "Now may the Lord's strength be displayed, just as you have declared: 18 'The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.' 19 In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now." ...
    30 Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun. 31 As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected. 32 But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness. 33 Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the wilderness. 34 For forty years—one year for each of the forty days you explored the land—you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.’ 35 I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this wilderness; here they will die."
    36 So the men Moses had sent to explore the land, who returned and made the whole community grumble against him by spreading a bad report about it— 37 these men who were responsible for spreading the bad report about the land were struck down and died of a plague before the LORD. 38 Of the men who went to explore the land, only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh survived.

    39 When Moses reported this to all the Israelites, they mourned bitterly. 40 Early the next morning they set out for the highest point in the hill country, saying, “Now we are ready to go up to the land the LORD promised. Surely we have sinned!”
    41 But Moses said, "Why are you disobeying the LORD’s command? This will not succeed! 42 Do not go up, because the LORD is not with you. You will be defeated by your enemies, 43 for the Amalekites and the Canaanites will face you there. Because you have turned away from the LORD, he will not be with you and you will fall by the sword."


    2 Timothy 3

    "1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

    6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone. "


    Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners (Mark 2)

    "13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.

    15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

    17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” ..

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