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Does God Care About Nations Today?

Question: The other day, in a discussion about God's covenant promises and their application to the United States, a guy told me that 2 Chronicles 7:14 had no application. This didn't sound right to me and I was wondering what your thoughts were.

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Was Jesus Buried for Three Days and Three Nights?

Twenty times the New Testament tells us that Jesus will be raised on "the third day," six times in Matthew's gospel alone (Matt. 16:21; 17:23; 20:19; 26:61; 27:40; 27:64). This is confirmed outside the gospels (Acts 10:40; 1 Cor. 15:4). Only once do we read the following: "For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" (Matt. 12:40).

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Is Terri Schiavo Jeb Bush's Mary Jo Kopechne?

In case you've forgotten or you've never heard the story, Mary Jo Kopechne was a "friend" of Senator Ted Kennedy. Coming back from a cook-out for campaign workers on Chappaquiddick Island, Kennedy was accompanied by Mary Jo Kopechne who had worked for Robert Kennedy.

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"Socially Irrelevant, Even if Privately Engaging" - The Disengaged Christian Under the Microscope

The title for this article is taken from Os Guinness's underrated and underread book The Gravedigger File.[1] There are numerous Christians who believe that a personal, private faith is all the gospel requires. Guinness described this as "The Private-Zoo Factor."

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If I were King (Solomon) for a Day

I can remember when there were only three television networks: ABC, CBS, and NBC and their local affiliates. Reception was so bad in our area that we had a tough time pulling in the NBC signal at night. This meant that I never saw an episode of Bonanza or Star Trek until I went off to college.

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A Flexible Document in the Hands of Flexible Moralists

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on March 15, 2005, weighed in on the latest Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty. If you recall, a majority of the justices (5-4) ruled that the death penalty could not be applied to anyone under the age of 18.

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The Good Old Days Weren't

The libertarian humorist P. J. O'Rourke says, "When you think of the good old days, think 'dentistry.'" The greatest invention of the modern world is anesthetics. Prior to 1844, in preparation for an operation, you drank booze until you passed out-hopefully. Then the physician - "sawbones," he was called -got started hacking away.[1]

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Salman Rushdie's Deal with the Devil

Salman Rushdie, the embattled author of The Satanic Verses who was condemned to death by Ayatollah Khomeini on February 14, 1989 for its publication, believes that religion is the world's problem and the worldview of the Enlightenment is its savior.

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Good Riddance to the Easter Bunny

I don't know what's worse - Veggie Tales substituting for Bible characters or the whole Easter Bunny, soft marshmallow chicks, colored eggs, and jelly bean menagerie somehow representing the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Some communities in Florida are renaming the Easter Bunny the "Garden Bunny" and Easter egg hunts simply as "egg hunts."

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Free Speech Doesn't Mean I Have to Pay for It

I received the following email from someone who came across American Vision's website:
"I don't trust any site that doesn't allow comments on articles."
I responded by stating that I try to answer every email that comes across my computer. It may take me some time to get to all of them, but I try. He wrote back, not satisfied with my answer:
"I believe people have the right to know how other people view the articles. I don't trust any site that doesn't allow comments on articles."

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A Little Bible Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

A number of letter writers have weighed in on the Ten Commandments controversy. Ed Buckner, secretary of the Georgia chapter of Americans united for Separation of Church and State, writes that "nowhere in or on the [Supreme Court] building is to be found any version of the text of the Ten Commandments."

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A Revived Ten-Nation Error: But Who's Counting?

Some readers get upset any time I point out how modern-day prophecy writers are misrepresenting the Bible on prophetic matters. The integrity of the Bible is at stake. If it's wrong on one point, then it can be wrong on other points.

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