Recently, the editors of GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly online) released its list of 21 Books You Don’t Have to Read. They boldly claimed, “…not all the Great Books have aged well. Some are racist and some are sexist, but most are just really, really boring. So we—and a group of un-boring writers—give you permission to strike these books from the canon.” The Bible was smack dab in the middle of their list.
James 3: 17,18
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Wisdom from above will cause us to be gentle and easy to be intreated. We are going to consider these two together because they seem to work hand in hand to a certain extent. One Bible translation refers to these as being gentle and reasonable, which seems like a good choice of words to use.
Gentle can be defined as, “equitable, fair, mild, gentle.” Easy to be intreated can be defined as, “Led easily obeying, compliant.”
James is speaking from a position of experience and authority as he writes his epistle. In all likelihood, this is the…
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A fetus isn’t some non-descript thing that can be killed at will. Fetus is a stage of life for a mammal, in the case of human fetuses it is recognizable as a human. Has DNA different than the DNA of his or her mother, and father, the exact DNA that he or she will have 50 years in the future.
They are different than already born humans in some ways.
They differ in size from other humans, but a toddler is smaller than a basketball player. Is a toddler less human than…
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We all know how badly Melinda Penner was hurt in her accident in December, and we know how much we miss her since she’s been gone. She really needs our help right now, though, and here’s how you can make a big difference in her life. Her family has opened a GoFundMe account* for her that allows you to give directly to her to provide the financial help she desperately needs. Here’s what her GoFundMe page says:
Source: Melinda Needs Our Help | Stand to Reason
If you can’t contribute, please keep her in prayer!