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American ideals draw U.S. citizens to settle in Israel's West Bank - Religion News Service

American ideals draw U.S. citizens to settle in Israel's West Bank - Religion News Service | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
EFRAT, West Bank —Some 60,000 U.S.-born West Bank settlers says they believe Jews should have the right to live wherever they want in the Holy Land. "To them, this is a deeply American vision,” says one historian.
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Luke 3:5 - ...the crooked shall be made straight

Luke 3:5 - ...the crooked shall be made straight | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
This is John the Baptist speaking of the coming of Christ. As Elijah prophesied, one would come forth to prepare the way for the Lord.
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Isaiah 5:20 - Woe unto them that call evil good...

Isaiah 5:20 - Woe unto them that call evil good... | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
Isaiah is one of the most profound books in the Bible in that its warnings were often clearly pointed to all of history even if it was meant to be read by ancient Hebrews.
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Revelation 14:15 - Thrust in thy sickle, and reap

Revelation 14:15 - Thrust in thy sickle, and reap | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
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Matthew 28:18 - All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth

Matthew 28:18 - All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
This is a simple but extremely important verse. There has always been a little confusion in churches about the extent of Jesus' powers here and in heaven. This simple statement makes it crystal clear.
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Hebrews 10:25 - exhorting one another

Hebrews 10:25 - exhorting one another | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
This entire chapter is both extremely simple while being complex at the same time. There is nothing we can do that can gain us forgiveness of sin other than believing on Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
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Deuteronomy 7:9 - keep his commandments to a thousand generations

Deuteronomy 7:9 - keep his commandments to a thousand generations | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
A little context is needed to truly understand this verse properly. His people had been led from Egypt and were taking on armies much greater than theirs in order to take their promised lands.
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Luke 12:56 - how is it that ye do not discern this time?

Luke 12:56 - how is it that ye do not discern this time? | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
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"Some people have a perception that they aren’t “good enough to be a Christian”...."

"Some people have a perception that they aren’t “good enough to be a Christian”...." | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
“Some people have a perception that they aren’t “good enough to be a Christian”. This is a misunderstanding of what it means to be a believer in Jesus Christ. NOBODY on the earth today is good enough to earn salvation.
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We will all lose if Christians flee the Middle East - Telegraph.co.uk

We will all lose if Christians flee the Middle East - Telegraph.co.uk | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
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We will all lose if Christians flee the Middle East
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For almost two millennia Christian communities have lived in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East.
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John 3:17 – the world through Him might be saved

John 3:17 – the world through Him might be saved | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
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For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Everyone is very familiar with John 3:16, Christians and non-Christians alike.
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7-Step Guide to Reading the Bible

7-Step Guide to Reading the Bible | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
I don't remember when or how I started reading the Bible regularly. I wish I could say that it's because it was so long ago, but it wasn't.
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Sometimes knowing where to start and how to keep going is the first step towards making it into the next life.

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Christian Social Media — Luke 5:11 And when they had brought their ships...

Christian Social Media — Luke 5:11 And when they had brought their ships... | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
Luke 5:11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him.
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Mark 15:39 - Truly this man was the Son of God

Mark 15:39 - Truly this man was the Son of God | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
We are blessed to have the Bible and the Gospels within. They give us all of the accounts of the past that we need to know in order to be what we must be today. In those days, they weren't as lucky.
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Ezekiel 17:10 - shall it prosper

Ezekiel 17:10 - shall it prosper | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
This prophecy refers to the armies of Babylon blowing through Judea after the attempted treachery of Zedekiah to ally his kingdom with Egypt.
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Luke 16:10 - faithful in a very little thing

Luke 16:10 - faithful in a very little thing | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
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Isaiah 2:2 - all nations shall flow unto it

Isaiah 2:2 - all nations shall flow unto it | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
Isaiah is simply loaded with prophecies about Jesus as well as about the end times.
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Matthew 5:10 - persecuted for righteousness' sake

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With so much happening in Muslim, Communist, and atheist countries and regions around the world, it's often easy for those of us in more Christian-friendly countries to weep for those who are being persecuted for their beliefs.
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Job 39:26 - Stretching his wings

Job 39:26 - Stretching his wings | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?
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Jumps in Specificity are the Highest Hurdles for Evolutionists

Jumps in Specificity are the Highest Hurdles for Evolutionists | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
One of the most widely used arguments against creationism and Christianity in general is that we are often accused of drawing conclusions through irrational logic.
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There are several hurdles that evolutionists face, but this is arguably the highest. There have been so many instances where impossibilities are pushed through with "time" being the answer to all of the questions. Given enough time, anything is apparently possible, even the impossible.

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Christians Executed For Refusing To Convert To Islam

Christians Executed For Refusing To Convert To Islam | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it

Todd Daniels, a spokesman for the American human rights group International Christian Concern, confirmed the deaths of three Catholic men at the hands of the rebels that are fighting supposedly to depose President Bashar al-Assad.

 

Also 12 nuns have been captured and moved all over Syria. They are potential sexual abuse victims according to the human rights group. They have also been moved from village to village.  The Mother Superior Pelagia Sayyaf had 11 nuns with her when she was kidnapped. All 12 are thought to be victims of the Syrian rebels.


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Debating Versus Championing the Bible with Atheists

Debating Versus Championing the Bible with Atheists | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
Society today has a huge problem. People are constantly bombarded with assumptions that have been turned into facts and confusions that have been turned into directions. We see it daily in our lives even when we do not notice it.
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It's wrong to worship 'white Jesus' - Washington Post (blog)

It's wrong to worship 'white Jesus' - Washington Post (blog) | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
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It's wrong to worship 'white Jesus'
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Jesus and Santa are enormously powerful images for Americans and it is not surprising, as the U.S.
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Romans 3:23 - all have sinned

Romans 3:23 - all have sinned | Thoughts from the Deep | Scoop.it
Our Father wants obedient children but we have proven time and time again since the beginning of our existence that we are not obedient.
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