International Dating – When Love Really Means Going the Distance!

Written by Angela Davis

In today’s society,repparttar world really is getting smaller. As we leap from one technological breakthrough torepparttar 132183 next, we find that within micro-seconds we can transfer information from one side ofrepparttar 132184 earth torepparttar 132185 other. We can live on one continent and be employed by a company on another. Air-travel means that many people are part of a global workforce that commutes aroundrepparttar 132186 globe attending meetings in every international outpost ofrepparttar 132187 company.

This minimizingrepparttar 132188 world is filtering slowly down throughrepparttar 132189 professional world, and into our personal lives. No longer are we ofrepparttar 132190 mind set that we will one day grow up and marryrepparttar 132191 boy next door. It happens, but it’s just as likely to marryrepparttar 132192 boy inrepparttar 132193 next State, or next country …….orrepparttar 132194 one who lives onrepparttar 132195 other side ofrepparttar 132196 world. The Internet is probablyrepparttar 132197 biggest influencing factor on current day international dating.

Throughout history there have been mail-order brides. Fromrepparttar 132198 women who were sent torepparttar 132199 colonies, torepparttar 132200 women who answered small ads from ranchers out west, and more recently,repparttar 132201 Russian (and I’m sure other nationalities) who place ads of their own looking for a partner outside of their homelands. Despite this history, finding a mate through some form of media has maintained a “desperate” image – as ifrepparttar 132202 person seeking is unable to find someone to have them locally. The Internet, even with its reputation for “adult” sites has somehow managed to remove some ofrepparttar 132203 stigma, and there is now a healthy and steadily growing international dating scene.

The big question is always “Can international dating lead to anything permanent”? The answer to this is a resounding YES! Many people are prepared to take a chance on love, and move themselves and their lives to be closer to their overseas loved one. Those who do this find that they are suddenly face-to-face on a daily basis withrepparttar 132204 name they’ve been typing too for a period of time, learning how to co-habit with someone who is physically a stranger, whilst atrepparttar 132205 same time learning how to handle living in a new country. By farrepparttar 132206 worst of this is being removed from family, and takingrepparttar 132207 place of communicating with your partner online, you now spend your time communicating with your family online instead!

Why do some hate more than others? (E)

Written by Terry Dashner

Why do some hate more than others? (E)

Terry Dashner…..Faith Fellowship Church, PO Box 1586, Broken Arrow, OK…918-451-0270

Why do some people hate more than others? I’ve researchedrepparttar experts, andrepparttar 132181 answers are varied. People, kindred, tribes, and nations hate because, according torepparttar 132182 experts, there is too much poverty and too much social exclusion and too much political exploitation and too much sin. And based upon my educational background, my studies and research, my Biblical beliefs, and my years of living experiences, I concur also. I have no reasonable objections to their reasons why. There is, however, one thingrepparttar 132183 experts have overlooked. I want to share with you one important reason why some people groups hate more than other groups of people.

Hate can be accentuated and aggravated by a force or entity that is beyondrepparttar 132184 physical grasp of man. The force I’m referring to is not physical but metaphysical. It’s an entity of minions underrepparttar 132185 command of Satan himself. Inrepparttar 132186 Biblerepparttar 132187 Apostle Paul refers to these demons as “principalities” “powers” “rulers of darkness” and “spiritual wickedness” ruling overrepparttar 132188 atmosphere. The Greek imagery that Paul alludes to is an echelon of military command. In other words, Satan rules over an atmospheric command of demonic powers, which appear to be assigned in rank and file to various and certain regions ofrepparttar 132189 earth.

There are many passages inrepparttar 132190 Bible that hint at this satanic command structure. One ofrepparttar 132191 most familiar texts is Daniel 10: 12-13 “Then he said to me, ‘Do not be afraid, Daniel, for fromrepparttar 132192 first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your god, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. (13) Butrepparttar 132193 prince ofrepparttar 132194 kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days…’” (NASB)

One reason Jesus allowed demons who were cast out of people by His hand to avoid consignment torepparttar 132195 pits of hell where they are destined to go atrepparttar 132196 end of time is because they are free to roam specific areas onrepparttar 132197 earth until their final judgment. (In one instance some demons requested to enter a heard of swine instead of being forced out of their specific region. Jesus allowed this, which seems to supportrepparttar 132198 argument that demons may roam and rule over certain regions, territories or even nations untilrepparttar 132199 end ofrepparttar 132200 age and their final judgment.)

If demonic powers are real and rule by order of a hierarchy over various regions ofrepparttar 132201 earth (even assigned to certain nations), it makes sense that some people are enticed, stirred, agitated to hate their fellowmen more so than others. If a demonic order has ruled over a tribe of people for centuries, it makes sense that certain patterns of hate and destruction are repeated torepparttar 132202 point of being predictable. The problem is this. Whenrepparttar 132203 weapons of men were sticks and stones their hate was dangerous, no doubt, but their weapons were not capable of burning uprepparttar 132204 entire world. Today’s nuclear power is a real concern inrepparttar 132205 hands of men who are agitated by demonic powers. (Terrorists, who once used conventional weapons against Americans, now may have nuclear weapons soon according to Time magazine, dated February 14, 2005.)

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