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Book Review: Chosen by God, by Dr. R.C. Sproul

For a long time I have been prejudiced against Calvinism. Not only was I prejudiced against it, I later found out that I was somewhat scared of it. I had accepted the opinions of others as to where Calvinism had diverged from Truth and avoided it like the plague.

Yet over the years I began to develop an appreciation for fairness and logical consistency. Partly this was due to my encounters with the prejudices of other Christians who wanted to pigeonhole some of my theological ideas… Continue

Added by Christopher R. Dockrey on January 25, 2010 at 7:49pm — 7 Comments

"I Choose Self-Control"

Title of this quote is: "I Choose Self-Control"

"I am a spiritual being...

After this body is dead, my spirit will soar.

I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal.

I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy.

I will be impassioned only by my faith.

I will be influenced only by God.

I will be taught only by Christ.

I choose self-control.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,

faithfulness, gentleness, and… Continue

Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on January 25, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

A Guide to Full Exegesis

Guide for Full Exegesis

1. Many times, especially in the poetic sections, a corruption will be insoluble: the wording may not make much sense in the Hebrew as it stands, but you cannot figure out a convincing alternative. In these cases, you should leave the received text alone. Your task is to reconstruct as far as possible the text as originally inspired by God, not to rewrite it.

2. Hebrew words do not have single meaning(s), and there are differences between a word and a… Continue

Added by Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI on January 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Walk for the Forgotten

Dear Friends,

Thank you all for your works of love in the name of our Lord. This is to let you all know of my upcoming walk for the forgotten. In todays world so many of the homeless and others of lower financial standing are overlooked because of their inability to make it to church or even sadder because of their inability to give financialy to the church. Unfortunately in so many of our modern churches, more emphasis is placed on financial gain rather than making sure we are there to… Continue

Added by Rev. Peter Shelpman Jr. on January 24, 2010 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

The significance of Yom Kippur for the Pentateuch challenged

Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.(Lev 19:2)

The significance of Yom Kippur for the Pentateuch challenged

Holiness unto the Lord…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 24, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

How much do we know about the Early Christian Church?


Gentle Reader,

While you have been snoozing I have been studying, For example, Did you know that at:…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Reaching rural non-christian kid's for Jesus

I wish, either you were here with our family and community, for fellowship, friendship and ministry endeavors! Or I wish I visit each one of you, and sit face to face for few minutes and have the above. Unfortunately, we live hundreds and thousands of miles apart and it may not physically possible. But in the Spirit and prayer, we can meaning fully unite, knowing each other and pray for each other. I wish you visit our mother site at:… Continue

Added by Rev.T. Arvind Mohan Dass on January 24, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

''open the door for God''

"Share your heart with your brothers and sisters.
Each time you do, you open the door for God to join with you, as One."
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Bro.RAJ, INDIA

Added by Bro.RAJESWAR(INDIA) on January 23, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Humpty Dumpty (Part 3 of Passports, President, Politics and Pastors!) Conclusion

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Gentle readers,

You might ask why do I tell you all these things for what happened to us several years ago (and is still in some fashion going on). It’s because you need to understand that sometimes God whispers in the darkest times. Even…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 23, 2010 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Part 2 of Passports, President, Politics and Pastors!

wreck of the nation

Well Gentle reader,

Again within a month I fell sick to the point I was taken into the Hospital The ammonia that I had breathed in caused me to develop COPD (which developed into the loss of the use of one lung). What does COPD mean? COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 23, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Passports, President, Politics and Pastors! (Part 1)

Irish Passport

By SEANCHAÍ (Gaelic for "The Storyteller")

Gentle Readers,

As I told you in the past but just to remind some of our new readers my family comes from Mallow County Cork in (where else? Ireland). By way of Toronto Canada and then when no one…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 23, 2010 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Why, I use Gentle Reader as an introduction

Dear Gentle Readers,

From time to time I get ask why I use the term "Gentle Reader" as an introduction. So here is one explanation for all you newbies!


II Timothy 2:24-26

"And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead. he must be kind to everyone, able to…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 23, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments

What do you have when God gives you Lemons? Lemonade!

Denis And Marti at Ashford castle

Denis and Marti ( Ireland) in better times

Gentle Reader,

I want to tell you about the person who is I believe sent from God to help me along life's journey. Marti (my wife) she is 5' foot nothing and is bed fast She has an incurable illness that Doctors here in America know very…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 23, 2010 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

First post

What are you good for? When George Washington Carver asked that question of the lowly peanut, he discovered anywhere from 100 to 300 uses. They ranged from food products (peanut butter, candy bars, cooking oil, instant coffee, sausage, meat substitute) to stock feed, from dyes and paints to medicines, wood filler to paper to laundry soap. They are used as an ingredient in dynamite and nitroglycerine. They can be made into gasoline and diesel fuel (and would probably smell better in use than… Continue

Added by Rick Williams on January 23, 2010 at 11:05am — 1 Comment


This is a new year, Time for new beginnings

That means we need to stop and realize that we need to look also to where we are with God. you do realize that being a Christian is more than going to church.


I can not become a Christian by just going to church.

Just because I spend a lot of time in the garage does not make me a… Continue

Added by CHARLES MORRILL on January 22, 2010 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments

The formation of the theology of the Apostle Paul


Gentle Reader,

Many have neither the idea that there has been a great controversy about the author of 14 books of the New Testament. nor the fact as some even believe that Paul was the founder of “Christianity” and that Paul’s idea of the church and Christ’s were totally different. Considering the deistic who would you believe?

Many people… Continue

Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 21, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

One more time!


Gentle readers,

I soon will be celebrating 40 years of Bible teaching, which is 280 years in dog years. Forty has long been universally recognized as an important number, both on account of the frequency of its occurrence, and the uniformity of its association…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 21, 2010 at 4:18pm — No Comments

We would see Jesus

Dear Gentle Reader,

e go to the Scriptures to find the real Jesus. We do not go to the scholars, the academicians, the intellectuals; especially those who come to the Scriptures without the Spirit of Christ having been born in their hearts. For to come to the Scriptures without the Holy Spirit is like making bread without yeast; it is like marrying without love; it is entering a darkened room without any source of light. Look at the real Jesus of the…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Charismatic Reformation

The following article was written for the blog that I have not started as of yet, It is in raw form and still needs some revisions. It is a sort of mission statement to outline the purpose of the blog. I welcome anyone's feedback on it.

One universal element to be observed among the various social and religious movements throughout history is commonality of thought, a consensus upon what are to be the central values of the group and how those values… Continue

Added by Christopher R. Dockrey on January 18, 2010 at 8:22am — 5 Comments

Effective Leadership in Ministry by Dr. Henry Vazquez


INTRO: Let me begin by telling you a story of some Frogs who wanted a leader. The frogs first hired a leader who they could describe as a solid log. Initially, the frogs where very happy with the “log” leader because they could Jump on the log, run all over the log, and the log was unresponsive. This type of leader is the “yes” leader. The frogs finally fired the log because the log provided no real leadership. Then the frogs… Continue

Added by Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI on January 12, 2010 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

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