May 5th, 2016

Religion

God hasn’t changed

By Submitted Article on April 30th, 2016

Jacob M. Van Zyl God talked to Moses and Israel at Mount Sinai in an unforgettable way. It gives one goose bumps when you place yourself in their shoes. Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law at the foot of the holy mountain. Resting in the shade... Read More »

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Vatican cracking down on tax cheats

By Transporter on April 30th, 2016

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – VATICAN CITY THE VATICAN’S FINANCIAL WATCHDOG SAID THURSDAY IT RECEIVED 544 REPORTS OF SUSPICIOUS FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS LAST YEAR, A THREE-FOLD INCREASE OVER 2014, THANKS IN PART TO BEEFED-UP EFFORTS TO FLAG POTENTIAL TAX CHEATS WHO ARE USING THE VATICAN BANK TO HIDE ... Read More »

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Jordan bans show by Lebanese rockers

By Transporter on April 30th, 2016

The Associated Press – AMMAN, Jordan Jordan has banned a performance by a popular Lebanese rock band on religious grounds, spurring criticism of the Western-allied kingdom, which portrays itself as an island of tolerance in a turbulent region. The band Mashrou’ Leila (“Leila’s Project”) is known internationally for... Read More »

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Passover vacation niche growing

By Transporter on April 23rd, 2016

Many destinations now cater to Jews celebrating the feast Mike Schneider THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – ORLANDO, Fla. Most Jews around the world say the traditional “Next year in Jerusalem” at the end of the annual Passover Seder feast. Last year, St. Louis native David Benkof said to... Read More »

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God contacts his people

By Submitted Article on April 23rd, 2016

God speaks First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The word of God gives milk to infants (1 Pet. 2:2), solid food to adults (1 Cor. 3:2), and sustenance to the aged (Ps. 92:13-14). We can feed from God’s word through study, meditation and... Read More »

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Spiritual growth after salvation

By Submitted Article on April 16th, 2016

Life Last of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Accepting salvation is the beginning of a new life, not the end. Having associated oneself intimately with Christ changes one’s tastes, values, lifestyle and goals. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation... Read More »

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Pope cements Orthodix ties with Greece visit

By Transporter on April 16th, 2016

Nicole Winfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – VATICAN CITY When Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, visit migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos this weekend, they’ll be doing more than sending a political message about the need to welcome... Read More »

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Accepting salvation as a gift

By Submitted Article on April 9th, 2016

Life Third of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl One’s position and condition are not always the same. Your position may be that you are the child of a high official; your condition may be that you have an alcohol problem. Whereas justification changes our... Read More »

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Learning from nature

By Submitted Article on April 2nd, 2016

Life Second of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl God is Spirit. He first created other spirits (angels). When the eternal Spirit created a physical universe in time and space, it was quite a novel step. The Creator and his angels enjoyed it (Gen. 1,... Read More »

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Easter: confusion, assurance

By Submitted Article on March 26th, 2016

Life First of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl With Easter, Christians celebrate Christ’s victory over death. He paid our sin-debt by his atoning sacrifice on Calvary. His raising from death affirmed that his sacrifice was accepted by his Father, and that death – the... Read More »

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The evidence for creation

By Sulz, Dave on March 26th, 2016

Speaker’s presentation to show weakness of evolution argument LETHBRIDGE HERALD How can the Genesis account of creation in the Bible stand up against the evidence of science and evolution? Quite well, actually. That’s what Calvin Smith, co-host of the Creation Ministries International television show “Creation Magazine Live!”,... Read More »

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