Is it Possible to Appease Evil?

Written by Terry Dashner

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Doesrepparttar Bible say much aboutrepparttar 125907 Second Coming of Jesus Christ? It says more about His return than it does about His first coming. Evenrepparttar 125908 Old Testament prophets spoke aboutrepparttar 125909 restoration ofrepparttar 125910 nation Israel andrepparttar 125911 Messiah’s Kingly rule from Jerusalem, over allrepparttar 125912 earth. In John’s Gospel, chapter 14 and beginning with verse one, it says: “You believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN and receive you unto myself that where I am, there you may be also.”

Often Jesus denouncedrepparttar 125913 religious people of His day because they could predictrepparttar 125914 weather by readingrepparttar 125915 signs inrepparttar 125916 atmosphere, but they were ignorant regardingrepparttar 125917 prophetic words of His first and second comings. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus was quick to point out that His Second Coming would be announced by signs. He said that when wars escalate, extreme weather patterns prevail, pestilence destroys thousands, earthquakes are common, stars fall fromrepparttar 125918 heavens, andrepparttar 125919 sun turns dark, then we are to know that Jesus is near, even atrepparttar 125920 door. Now I’ve never been much of a “star gazer” but recently something keeps prompting me to look up. I believe thatrepparttar 125921 Holy Spirit is directing me to stay alert torepparttar 125922 signs ofrepparttar 125923 times because spiritual lethargy in this hour would dull my senses torepparttar 125924 sudden coming ofrepparttar 125925 King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And I certainly don’t want that to happen. What about you? (Sources cited are Available)

Keeprepparttar 125926 faith. Stayrepparttar 125927 course. Stay ready.

T. Dashner

writes American history articles that showcase our Christian heritage (918-451-0270).

The Price of Loyalty

Written by Virginia Bola, PsyD

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The United States was born out of public political and ideological debate. Whilerepparttar framers ofrepparttar 125906 Declaration of Independence andrepparttar 125907 Constitution has fundamental beliefs in common, they did not hesitate to publicly disagree and argue in an effort to reachrepparttar 125908 most workable goals. For more than two centuries, American political discourse has embraced differences more often than celebrating similarities. Commonly,repparttar 125909 friction and arguments of elections become translated into legislation and leadership that seeks to bridgerepparttar 125910 gaps and bring all intorepparttar 125911 common fold.

What seems to have changed isrepparttar 125912 willingness to let disparate views and opinions coexist. We have moved from a mentality that celebrates diversity and multiplicity to a narrow conception of what is right, absolutely right. Other opinions are not valued forrepparttar 125913 richness their views add torepparttar 125914 national fabric but are considered wrong, without value, discounted, dangerously unpatriotic. The second term White House has purified its dogma, filtering our nuances and opposing ideas until everything is distilled intorepparttar 125915 single voice of one man. The moat aroundrepparttar 125916 faithful has been filled,repparttar 125917 crocs loosed, andrepparttar 125918 land lies fallow beneathrepparttar 125919 keen eye ofrepparttar 125920 true believers.

Arrogance and disdain, disguised as "political capital," hasrepparttar 125921 potential to morph into a level of power and intolerance that can only encourage eventual, inevitable, corruption.

Virginia Bola is a licensed clinical psychologist with deep interests in Social Psychology and politics. She has performed therapeutic services for more than 20 years and has studied the results of cultural forces and employment on the individual. The author of an interactive workbook, The Wolf at the Door: An Unemployment Survival Manual, and a monthly ezine, The Worker's Edge, she can be reached at

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