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What the Bible Says About Immigration

There is much debate and consternation about immigrantion today. Yet, God with great wisdom tells us  how to deal with the matter in scripture. You will discover His instructions are fair and just for both parties.
In scripture He addressed the nation's leaders, telling them to treat immigrants/strangers fairly.  They were told not to oppress them with unjust laws but He also told immigrants to obey the nation's laws.
Let's see how God would counsel today's leaders on this topic.
Number 1: God designated sanctuary/cities of refuge for immigrants to flee to until they appeared in court for alleged crimes.
Numbers 35:11  Then ye shall appoint you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.
Number 2: God wants immigrants to be treated fairly and not oppressed by the legal system.
Exodus 23:9  Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the lan…

Simple Seafood Solutions for Lent

With people across the country observing Lent, a religious tradition observed during the 40 days before Easter, it’s time to rethink the standard family meal menu.
This nearly eight-week period typically calls for a special diet. Specifically, red meat is cut out on Fridays for some and for the entirety of Lent for others. According to Datassential, 26 percent of consumers observe lent and of those, 41 percent said they eat fish on Fridays instead of meat.
Eating two servings of seafood per week – as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – is one way to make a positive commitment to you and your family’s health during Lent and throughout the year. According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, research shows eating seafood 2-3 times per week reduces the risk of death from any health-related cause. Seafood also provides unique health benefits as a lean protein and is a quality source for omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats essential to …

Why You Should Stop Being So Easily Offended

Due to today's political environment many are saying we are living in the last days. A fellow told me  he realized we are living in the last days, when Donald Trump was elected and named his motorcade limo "The Beast."
I haven't told him yet, but it looks like the beast was made and named in 2015 when Obama was president.
So because the president rides in a limo called the beast may not be a sign we are living in the last days. But I am sure about one thing occurring in society that proves we are living in the last days, it is the rise of "offence".

In Matthew 24:10, Jesus said, "And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another."

Notice the verse said "many shall be offended."

Can we say many are "offended" these days? People become offended by many things. Leaving some of us wondering what in the world is going on.

I can't begin to name some of the minor things people get offended abo…

5 Encouraging Scriptures About Hope

Zechariah 9:12 Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.

Psalm 147:11 But the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Romans 5:2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began.

Rediscovering Your "Go" for the Gospel of Jesus Christ

In Mark 16:15, Jesus tells us to, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Some of us have stopped going for various reasons. In order to get going we need to determine why we are not going. 
Do you have the wrong priorities?
Are you spending your time socializing and partying? 
Romans 13:13 So behave properly, as people do in the day. Don't go to wild parties or get drunk or be vulgar or indecent. Don't quarrel or be jealous.
Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Are you afraid?
Don't be afraid because He is with you!
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Blasphemy and Atheism

Scripture says, all sins are forgivable but one. Do you know which one? Just in case you don't know it is the sin of Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, even if you blaspheme His name it will be forgiven but if you blaspheme the Holy Spirit it will not be forgiven.

So, what is "blasphemy?" In general, blasphemy is evil speaking. Fausset's Bible Dictionary says, Blasphemy is a "railing accusation against someone.

Railing is basically verbal abuse. In modern terms railing means to scold, lambaste, rant, censure or berate.

So, one can blaspheme the president, husband, wife, friend or foe, preacher, article writer, television journalist, store clerk, parent, etc. This type of blasphemy will be forgiven.

What about blaspheming God? Strong's Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries, says, blasphemy is "vilification (especially against God) evil speaking and railing."

Blasphemy is common among atheists, they vilify Him, they rant, rave and lambaste Him especi…

4 Things to Know About the Name of Jesus

We are Adopted into God's family because of his Name while some remain children of the Devil (John 8:44).

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Sons of God - Children of God by adoption. Christians are called sons of God:

1. Because they are “adopted” by Him, 1 John 3:1.

2. Because they are “like Him;” they resemble Him and have His spirit.

3. They are united to the Lord Jesus, the Son of God, are regarded by Him as his brethren Matthew 25:40, and are therefore regarded as the children of the Most High.

On his name - This is another way of saying believeth in “him.” The “name” of a person is often put for the person himself,…