The Last Temptation of Christ, And Other “Blasphemies”

by Oletta Branstiter I haven’t attended church for many years. Either I leave them or they leave me. Cases in point: One church banished me because I was living with my fiancé. We had planned to get married there, but they kicked us out. Ironic. We’ve been married since 1982, wed by a pastor who welcomed us to his church as fellow sinners.  I left another church because it was obviously under God’s judgment and I didn’t want to go up in flames with it. This was a literal fear after the building…

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Where is God? The Importance of Bringing God Back to America

By J. Lee     I’m sure most people have either asked or heard the question ‘Where is God’?, especially in the midst of tragedy. God is not a ‘genie in a bottle’ to go to for granting wishes. God says to come to him in prayer. It’s as simple as talking to him as we would talk to a friend. The good news is he is available to us at all times to strengthen us. His answer could be yes, no or wait. I’m sure we can all agree…

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Post Your Prayers Here – The Prayer Post Phenomenon

America is divided. States are not united. Cities are in rebellion. Communities are agitated. Families are struggling. People are hurting. Complete strangers join one or more of the hundreds of prayer groups on Facebook to share their worries and intercede for one another. Prayer posts populate religious and secular sites throughout social media, in recognition and dependence upon Divine Providence. The Bible advises: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and…

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