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Amen

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One of the benefits of doing street evangelism is that it’s a continuing education.You can always learn new ways to approach people with the gospel and how to respond to various objections.Individuals will occasionally ask questions that should inspire the soul winner to dig deeper into the word of God.
I remember one time when I ministered to three boys playing near a school.After I led them all to the Lord, one of the boys asked if it was necessary to say “amen” at the end of every prayer.I told him I didn’t think so but advised him to always pray to the Father in Jesus’ name.As I pondered the boy’s question, I wanted to learn more about the origin of the word “amen.”
Amen is a Hebrew word meaning, “so be it” or “let it be.”It’s something many Christians say when they agree with what’s being said by the preacher.“Amen” is sung at the end of some traditional hymns.It’s also a word found at the end of every book in the New Testament except for Acts, James, and 3 John.Some ministers p…

The Moral Case for Purity

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While riding a bus in Tampa, Florida a few weeks ago, I briefly browsed through a newspaper someone left behind.One particular article by a New York-based freelance writer named Jill Filipovic grabbed my attention.I was inspired to search for her Facebook profile and email her this reply…
Dear Jill,
This is in response to your article “The Moral Case for Sex Before Marriage.”I first read an edited portion of it in a Tampa newspaper.Later I went online and found the full version on your blog.
I used to frequently have sex outside of marriage. Had I read your article when I was in my early twenties (I’m 48 now), I would have agreed with most of what you wrote.But after having been infected with venereal disease twice and being forced to pay child support for a daughter I never raised, I see things differently now.While I agree there are benefits of having a healthy sex life, I must take issue with many of your claims...
“There's a booming ‘purity industry’…”
I’m sure the “purity ind…

Reflecting on the 2012 Election

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Last weekend at a prayer meeting in Massachusetts, I was waiting on the Lord when I had a disturbing vision of Barack Obama’s face.I noticed the president had evil-looking eyes and then the vision zoomed in on his forehead.Minutes later I exhorted the congregation to pray daily for our government leaders to have the mind of Christ so they make godly decisions (1 Timothy 2:1-4).Those who continue to enact policies contrary to Scripture need to be voted out!
The morning after Election Day, a Facebook friend shared with me a Bob Jones prophecy from earlier this year declaring Mitt Romney would become the next U. S. president.Although I was disturbed that it appears Bob’s prophecy won’t be coming to pass, one thought went through my mind.Romney may have been the candidate God wanted to win this election but all His people didn’t do their part in voting.According to the latest statistics I’ve seen, fewer people voted in the 2012 election that they did in 2008.Faith and Freedom Coalition fo…

Get a Clue

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Ever since I was a kid, the Minnesota Vikings have always been my favorite football team.However, actions by one of its players have somewhat dampened my enthusiasm for them. Punter Chris Kluwe (pronounced “Clue-ee”) has spoken out publicly in favor of same-sex marriage in response to a marriage amendment that’s on the Minnesota ballot for this Tuesday’s election.Chris even posed shirtless for the homosexual magazine “Out” despite claims not to be gay himself (he has a wife and two daughters).

Kluwe and other same-sex marriage advocates have campaigned for “marriage equality.”If homosexual marriages do become legal throughout the United States, it’s possible polygamous and incestuous marriages will be as well.When one university professor was arrested for a three-year, consensual affair with his adult daughter, his attorney noted, “It’s OK for homosexuals to do whatever they want in their own home.How is this so different?”
I will continue rooting for the Vikings.However, I am also pray…