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Pushing to Confiscate Guns By
 
Dr. Fred DeRuvo
 
It is tragic to note that since Donald J. Trump became our duly elected 45th president of the United States, we’ve continued to see situations in which people armed with guns have opened fire on innocent bystanders. Nearly all of these perpetrators have been aligned with political left. Many are known as “Trump resisters,” believing that President Trump and his supporters are trying to destroy America. The latest shooting occurred just recently (August 26th) in Jacksonville, FL at a large video gaming event. An individual who illegally carried a gun into the “gun-free zone” event (after legally purchasing it in his home state in the Northeast, but illegally carrying it across state lines into Florida), and opened fire on other gamers was not stopped at the door because there was no security present to enforce the no guns allowed policy at the event itself. The problem as we know is that neither criminals or mentally unstable obey “gun free zone” policies. Our hearts and prayers go out to victims. Not long after President Trump initially took office, Florida experienced another shooting at a high school in Parkland. Several were killed and wounded. Schools are generally also gun-free zones (stemming from a bill pushed into law by Joe Biden). Shortly after that event, to the dismay of many conservatives,

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Elijah’s Biggest Battle

By Pastor Loren Regier

“But [Elijah] went a day’s journey in to the wilderness and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, it is enough now, O Lord, take away my life. . .” I Kings 19:4 Did you know that your biggest battle will not be confronting false prophets on the top of Mount Carmel? It won’t even be facing the hot breath of the Devil himself. Your biggest enemy, dear friend, is you. Elijah’s tired and discouraged voice rose up from the desert sands. “Can I just quit? May I kick the bucket, Lord? Please, go ahead and take me out! I mean it, Lord – I’m through!” Overwhelmed by the odds against him, Elijah’s spirit was exhausted. Are you there today? Counting your sorrows and not your blessings? Tired of the scarce harvest that living for God seems to bring? We all have them. Elijah moments. Prophet Elijah’s desperation took him to the point where he said, “O Lord, take away my life.”


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Bible Baptist Christian School

By Dr. Mark Cronemeyer
 
BIBLE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, a ministry of Bible Baptist Church, has been in existence since 1980 and exists for a very specific stated purpose: “to grow Christ-like character that is Scripturally disciplined, others-serving, God-loving, Christ proclaiming, and focused above.”  Our K4 – 12 school just recently went through a rigorous re-accreditation process through our Christian school association, the Georgia Association of Christian Schools.  This accreditation site visit occurs every five years and reviews twelve clearly defined standards, ranging from the establishment and implementation of our philosophy of education, to the teaching procedures our educators implement and a verification of our operational manuals as well as evaluating how well we follow our own operational manuals.  The process of preparation for this re-accreditation takes over a year and in reality takes the entire five years from one accreditation cycle to another to be ready for the actual site visit.  The process concludes with a site visit by five experienced educators who interview students, parents, board members, and faculty members as well as observe classes. Our school was thrilled to not only be re-accredited by the committee, but also to receive many positive comments by the team members.
 
 

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When Children Walk Away from Truth

By Tim Lee
 
In 3 John 1:4 we read that John had no greater joy than to hear that his children walked in Truth. We know John was speaking of those he had led to the Lord. All of us parents who love the Lord and raise our children to do the same can apply this verse to our children. Of course, on the flip side, there is no greater sorrow then to see our children walk away from the Truth. In every church and every ministry, we find parents who are hurting over a “wayward” son or daughter. Even though the sorrow of a wayward child will remain with us as long as that child continues to stray, I have come to some conclusions that have brought me some comfort. Perhaps sharing these thoughts may help others who are enduring this sorrow.

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Millions and Millions of Years

By Pastor Loren Regier
 
The Church is sick, and the cancer that is eating us alive isn’t the theory of Evolution. I would never diminish the far-reaching effect that evolution’s farce has had upon the church, but the greatest enemy of the life of the church today is a much more silent and deadly killer—not evolution but pollution. Most men with any shred of reason understand that “nothing comes from nothing, and nothing ever would.” Stupidity does not become more plausible when dressed up as so-called science. Deep in the heart of any thinking person is a God-fashioned skylight pointing to a Creator who is both divine and sovereign. God has placed eternity in the heart of every soul. Curse God if you will, excuse him with “millions and millions of years” if you dare, yet the echo of all such nonsense is the unquenchable whisper of the conscience: God is, and you will meet Him some day. No exceptions. No escape.

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The Eyes Have It

By Pastor Loren Regier
 
The eyes have great power to communicate. Some of us can still remember how our hearts jumped when the look of love first came our way. Remember the love-look? It was the look from across the room reserved for us or, at least, that was our hopeful interpretation. It was the “I think I found my love of a lifetime” look. The eyes met and lingered for just a longing moment. Ah, what a world of hope was forged in that glance. All your young life you were waiting for “the look”…when your eyes met, your head spun, your heart melted, and your knees buckled. The air was sweeter, birds sang in unison, and even the stones cried out, “She loves me!” All this from just one look. Mutual admiration sparked and still nurtures this look. It continues to be the special look between lovers that says, “I love you and this look is reserved for you.” It should be a look that stays alive as long as your marriage does (you did marry that looker, didn’t you?).

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There Is Hope

By Taylor Fleury
 
”And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is HOPE in Israel concerning this thing.” Ezra 10:2 Did you catch that? “We have trespassed against our God… yet now there is HOPE…”  Israel had directly disobeyed God. They had married foreign wives and sinned against the Lord. As they gathered together in Jerusalem, and were confronted with their sin, their hearts were convicted. Shecaniah spoke for them all when he said “We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is HOPE in Israel concerning this thing.” Amazing. In spite of ourselves – in spite of our sin – there is HOPE. What hope? John writes in 1 John 1:9 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” This is not a “I hope the weather is nice tomorrow” kind of hope. This is a certain and sure HOPE. Psalm 130:7 says, “Let Israel HOPE in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption”. HOPE in God, Christian! For with Him is plenteous redemption.