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GENERAL  INTEREST

BE ON GUARD about opening e-mail attachments which are forwarded from some source by well-meaning friends, and never open attachments from unknown people, else you may get a virus.  

To avoid SPAM on computers I noticed on one web site they tell their visitors to only post their e-mail address with AT instead of @, and advise those who wish to contact them to change it to  @ before mailing.  That might work for a private and personal e-mail address to friends. This way may block a spyware search machine from gathering addresses for mass mailings.  It requires a human to read and make the change, which is not the way advertisements and bulk mailings are done. Interesting thought.

Often, some hackers/scammers copy the Logo of a sound company or bank, and pretend to be them in asking for personal information, so beware!   - RLD 

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E-MAIL  HOAXES are often sent by well- meaning friends, telling some fantastic story
or quite believable event, and it turns out to
be a hoax.  One would do well to go to the web site: www.snopes.com and check with them about the story to see if it is true. 

 Christians should not be in a hurry to "broadcast" a story to others if they are not sure of it.  It may also be a means to allow spyware into the computer to target one for advertisements.

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A MATHEMATICAL VIEWPOINT

What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?   Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?   We have all been in situations where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 101%?   What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions to ponder upon:

If:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26;   

then: H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%;

And: K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%;

But, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%.

Now look how far the love of God will take you:
L- O- V- E-O-F-G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty:  While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Love of God that will put you over the top!


[Forwarded from C.L. Lefas 2/07]
"When it hurts to look back, and you are afraid to look forward, look beside you 
---God is there!"
- Author unknown
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BIBLE TEACHING

If you are born once
You will die twice,
But if you are born twice
You can only die once,
And perhaps not at all.
(Consider John 3 in KJV)

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Winston Churchill is quoted as having once said: "Most people, sometime in their lives, stumble across truth. Most jump up, brush themselves off, and hurry on about their business as if nothing had happened."

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SOME UNDERSTANDING OF MT. SINAI 

The documentary movie: SEARCH FOR MT. SINAI ---MOUNTAIN OF FIRE is on DVD and is really great and informative. One might rent it at the local library and maybe find it a real blessing. It is recommended for Christians to get it and invite friends to view it with you. It is an expedition by Bob Cornuke and Larry Williams to Sinai and Saudi Arabia to see the famous mountain where God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. The pictures are very revealing. It is reported that they had to sneak into Saudi Arabia to get to it, since the government there will not give permission for one to go there.

Secular history shows Mt. Sinai as a mountain in the place chosen by Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, to be the location of where Moses received the tablets, but many researchers over the years have said it does not meet the Bible description. The RC religion has promoted it as being there and the secular world has just accepted that.

Christians will find a blessing and knowledge in seeing this movie. It might be available at Amazon.com if one would like to buy it ---well worth having for reference.  - R. L. DeWitt: GM67

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TUIT - O   ROUND TUIT HOLDER
The undersigned is hereby designated as
one who has patiently waited 'til they could
get a "Round Tuit". They now may be 
able to accomplish things unable to 
accomplish because they could not "get 
around TUIT".  God may be pleased.

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Foundation Issues

FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIAN MEDITATIONS
Thoughts By Robert DeWitt
      Those who believe in our Creator-God and appreciate the Holy Bible, might have questions at times about life and death, judgments by God, Heaven and Hell, etc. ---all concerning our salvation and redemption truth; and perhaps a faithful one can share spiritual counsel at times from the Bible to  help seekers;  and often there is further interest in understanding about living the new life in God, which will reveal spiritual and church truth also, and funda-mentals of Christianity. 

      Any full understanding of the mind and ways of God must first be found in receiving God's  "...so great salvation" in Christ (Heb. 2:3), for without this biblical truth of the new birth (John 3) the Bible is not much comprehensible to man. One ought to read the Gospel books and especially meditate on John 1; John 3; John 14; Rom. 5; Rom. 10 ---for an overview to be established in the faith by the Lord Jesus , the Christ of God. 

      Without this new birth from God all reasoning about spiritual things is only the speculation and reasoning of the flesh of men ---those who are religious, but are not really a "child of God" (note John 14:6 for the essence of salvation).  It is recommended that one feel an urgency to settle this matter of salvation as noted above here. After one comes to know salvation forever of their eternal soul, they can then study the Epistles in the Bible to learn about church truth among God's saints. 

      It is often recommended that a serious seeker take such questions to a sound source, where one can receive a thorough reply to consider, and to help one know God's ways (visit www.Biblecounsel.net each month on the Internet). Seekers can depend on a true Bible-only source if they are open to find answers, and not listening to the reasoning of various religious voices.   One should ask God to lead one in search of His Word.

  Trust God always, friends, and read your Bible daily (the New Testament first) and ask God and trust Him to send a messenger, and pray much to God that you be preserved from false preachers. You will begin to see how God is working in your heart to know Him and His mind. This loving thought here speaks of an earnest search for Bible truth. - R.L.D:  Gd; 11/2014.

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A COMMON EXPRESSION IN DISGUST

"WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING,
FOR GOD'S SAKE?"​
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​Notice Seen Also On A Church Building