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Too Many Wombs Have Been Turned Into Tombs!

Does a woman’s womb carry a life, or does a woman’s womb carry a choice?

Regardless of how one answers the second half of the question, the first half is only controversial to the darkened heart!

For one to conceive that it is morally acceptable to turn a womb into a tomb on the basis of some supposed freedom or civil right is abominable. It should be inconceivable to anyone who has any kind of grasp of what simple morality is to think that a “civilized” society should accept a concept such as abortion to be anything but the taking of an innocent life. How fast can the word “Hippocratic” become “Hypocritical”? Say the word “abortion” and you’ll find out.

Is a child in the womb a “life to be born” or must the child be “born to be life” ???

I’ll let this picture speak for itself, for if one will not listen to it they will not listen to anything I have to say:

If you are not familiar with the story behind the picture click here for the details.

Not only is the Bible clear on what a woman carries within her womb, but so is the common sense that accompanies any decent minded parent that has seen their child grow within the body of the mother.

If you find yourself on the other side of the issue, please reconsider and seek the innocent blood of the One who can forgive all the senseless shedding of the innocent blood of others. EA

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this way: when his mother Mary was going to be married to Joseph, before they came together the discovery was made that she was with child by the Holy Spirit.”

(Matthew 1:18 – BBE)

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There Will Never Be Another Name Like His Name

Many people sing the song that says, “There is a name I love to hear…” but do they mean it? They should, and we all should! Why’s that? Because there’s no name like the name Jesus!

Some in the religious world love to quibble over whether Jesus should be called ‘Yeshua’. Short sightedness! Why not call Him “Iesous” instead? That’s how we English speakers write what the Greek has recorded! What’s next? We have to learn to read the scriptures in the original languages you say? Hasn’t something like that been tried before??? At the end of the day when it comes to this “pronunciation, configuration and allegation situation” Titus 3:9 sounds better to me.

People need to realize that the power isn’t in the pronunciation – the power is in the person (Matthew 1:20-21).

Understand this: There’s been more than one Jesus, Yeshua, Iesous (Ιησούς), Hesus, Jesús, 耶穌, Íosa, 예수, Иисус, यीशु, Isa, Gesù, Ježíš, يسوع , תשווע to live life. But there’s only been one of those people who defeated death.

That’s the reason why there’s only one name given among men whereby we can be saved and there’ll never be another name like it; and that’s why we can sing about the name I love to hear! EA

let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10-12)

Freedom Rings And The Death Bell Tolls

Men and women in this country for the last couple of centuries have sacrificed a lot for this nation (a large number giving all) to continue to provide the freedoms and blessings we have as American citizens. The efforts, love and convictions of these leaders, soldiers and citizens have helped shape and form our country into the bastion of liberty that many in the world today desperately want to live in. Taking these facts into consideration, I sadly believe this country has forgotten where an essential element of victory comes from – God!

In Acts 17:26 the Bible reads, “And (God) hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;” The blessings of a nation comes not from the will of man alone, but from the nation’s willingness to recognize and praise God for who He is, and for what He has given them (Acts 17:27). Through the providence of God and the ultimate sacrifice of others, the bells of freedom ring for the ears of some, while the death bells toll for the life of others.

On the contrary, our nation is starting to hear the death bell toll louder and louder under the guise of “ringing freedom.” Many today advocate “freedoms” that are tearing our country apart thread by thread and condemning us. According to some, the Constitution gives a woman the “right” to end the life of her child while “it” is still inside of her. Let her give birth and then kill “it” and she will be charged with murder. According to some, the Constitution gives a person the “right” to look at pornography on the Internet at a public library where children are present, but let them ride down the road viewing the same garbage on a TV screen where the public can see it, and they can be charged with a crime. In some people’s minds the Constitution can make a “Civil Right” trump a moral wrong. The common decency cannot be so common, nor so decent due to liberty???

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial contains the following engraving: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

We are sorely misunderstanding what liberty frees us from and what it frees us for today! If we confuse having liberty with taking liberties then we do so to our own peril! The Bible and history itself shows us that nations with a rotten core will collapse from the inside. If our country insists on ignoring God Almighty, He’ll ring a bell alright, but it won’t be freedoms’!  EA

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13-14)

Where’s Purgatory Again?

Read, “And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to unto him” (Matthew 18:34) and some read into it the doctrine known as “purgatory.” Read purgatory into it and you’re not reading the whole lesson Jesus gave.

The man who was thrown into prison in the parable only avoided prison because his lord had compassion on him to begin with. He was facing a life sentence with no chance of parole. The debt he owed was un-payable and only his lord’s grace made forgiveness possible!

When a person sins we face a sentence that we can’t afford. The debt of sin we owe is un-payable and only forgivable by the grace of God through Jesus (Romans 6:23). Jesus either pays the whole price or he pays no price. If a person can’t work his or her way into Heaven (and they can’t – Ephesians 2:8-9) then logic teaches that they cannot work their way out of Hell.

The Bible teaches nothing about a “place” or a “state of being” between Heaven and Hell where someone “serves time while being purged of their sins” before going on to Heaven. The Bible teaches nothing about praying to Mary or other “saints” to intercede for those who have passed on. The Bible teaches nothing about paying the church for its prayers or any other benefits. The Bible teaches nothing because there is nothing to teach.

When the Bible talks about the price that was paid to keep us out of Hell it never refers to “indulgences!” It refers to the blood of Christ that purchased our salvation (1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Peter 1:18-19).

When the Bible talks about our sins being purged so that we may be given an entrance into Heaven it never refers to a place of “purification!” It refers to the blood of Christ that purged sin from our soul (1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 1:9-11; Ephesians 1:7).

The time of spiritual cleansing is before death – not after! Today is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2).

1 Peter 1:22 says, “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart”. The apostle addressed his words to Christians who were presently cleansed – not Christians who would be cleansed at a later time! (more…)

Deathbed Salvation

The present topic is not a very popular one because of the obvious sensitivity of it, but for that very reason it is one that should be discussed from time to time. It is a topic that I know about first hand due to family members relying upon its supposed existence, so I can relate to some who feel pain when thinking about such things as this. It is not my intent to offend anyone with my comments. My intent is to get people who are not thinking about their soul and their Creator to start doing so now instead of later.

The fact that physical death is inevitable for everyone (save the Lord returning) is no secret. Moses acknowledged our limited time on Earth as well as our responsibility to use it wisely when he said, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) The context in which the verse was written revolved around man’s relationship with our Creator and His authority over us. Moses understood the importance of not waiting to come to God.

Whether or not deathbed salvation is a popular topic does not change the reality of the situation. A person determines whether or not he or she will face this situation by their attitude toward the present days of our life on the Earth in general and how we view God specifically. People that procrastinate with their spiritual relationship, duties, obligations and deadlines to God are playing “Russian Roulette” with sin and death. Procrastination has cost many people their marriage, their friends, their jobs and unfortunately their souls! (Luke 12:15-21)

Can a person wait too long to come to God? Unfortunately,according to the scriptures we can. The LORD warned His people in the past about the peril of ignoring His calls (Proverbs 1:20-33; Isaiah 65:12; 66:4; Jeremiah 7:13, 35:17) and through His writings He continues to do so today. The New Testament contains urgent pleadings such as, “For He says, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now [today] is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2). The Gospel demands to be answered while a person has the ability to do so today. Hebrews 3:7,8 says, “Wherefore as the Holy Spirit says, Today if ye will hear His voice, Harden not your hearts….” According to these verses, when does a person need to listen to, come to and call on God? Is it not today? (more…)