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The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

Friday, September 18th, 2009

     I have had many discussions about the Rapture and the possible or probable soon coming of Christ with my friend Alan who lives with his wife in Finland and authors “Grandpa Lake’s Weblog.”  We both live in a more or less constant state of suppressed excitement at the notion that Jesus could return for […]

Crying in the Wilderness

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

     In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”  (Matthew 3:1,2)     And he {John the Baptist} went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, as it is written in the […]

If Our Gospel Be Veiled…

Monday, September 14th, 2009

  “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds […]