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Is The AR-15 A ‘Weapon Of War?”

Joe Scarorough: As a longtime gun owner and supporter of the Second Amendment, I agreed with the Supreme Court’s “Heller” holding that concluded Americans had the right to keep and bear arms. But that constitutional protection did not, and will not, extend to guns designed as weapons of war. One should expect such things from a mindless dolt like Scarborough, but we should be able to expect better from people who should know better.  Apparently, it has become all the rage to throw around a few g...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Iraq, Israel, Department Of Defense, Military, Scarborough, Vietnam, Firearms, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Fallujah, Saul, Heller, Philistines


North Carolina House Bill 86

I appreciate the folks on reddit/firearms keeping me up to date on the latest attempts at communist gun control in the North Carolina House of Representatives.  H.B. 86 is summarized as follows. AN ACT TO REQUIRE A PERMIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR LONG GUN; TO REQUIRE A 72-HOUR WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A PURCHASED  FIREARM MAY BE DELIVERED OR OTHERWISE POSSESSED; TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR LONG GUN TO PERSONS UNDER A CERTAIN AGE; TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OR POSSESSIO...
Tags: Maryland, Israel, Military, House, Gun Control, North Carolina, Michael Lewis, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Saul, Philistines, Babylonians, North Carolina Senate, Wicomico County, North Carolina Gun Laws


Here I Raise My Ebenezer: The Inspiration for ‘Come Thou Fount’

Samuel took a stone and set it up . . . and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12) The Hebrew word Ebenezer may be the least known lyric among all our most beloved English hymns. Baptist minister Robert Robinson (1735–1790) wrote “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” at age 22, not long after his conversion, which was influenced in part by the preaching of evangelist George Whitefield. The meaning of Ebenezer originates more ...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Long, David, God, Christ, Samuel, Robinson, Saul, Jeremiah, Eli, George Whitefield, Philistines, Ebenezer, Robert Robinson, Mizpah


Love and Betrayal

Judges 16:1-14   The story of Samson and Delilah is one of those stories that we don’t hear often, but we know it when we do listen to it. It’s a story of love and betrayal, all the characteristics of an epic that pits love against guile. Samson was the seventh judge of Israel, a leader of his people for 20 years. He was born to a barren couple, dedicated at birth to the Nazirite life, and only as he grew did he realize the strength that he had was a gift from God. God promised him that as ...
Tags: London, Israel, Religion, Jesus, National Gallery, Wikimedia, Delilah, Jericho, Judas, Samson, Sampson, Philistine, Philistines, Philistia, Speaking to the Soul, Linda Ryan


Just Can’t Let It Go

(Guido Reni’s rendition of Samson slaying the Philistines with the jawbone of a donkey, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons .)   Daily Office Readings for Friday, August 17, 2018:   AM Psalm 102 ; PM Psalm 107:1-32 Judges 14:20-15:20 ; Acts 7:17-29 ; John 4:43-54   Samson is a complex character in the Old Testament–certainly deeper than what we might have learned in Sunday School as children.  On one hand, he accomplishes great things. He exhibits extraordinary bravery and amazi...
Tags: Religion, Missouri, John, Judah, Samson, Mahatma Gandhi, Philistine, Philistines, Ashkelon, Guido Reni, Etam, Speaking to the Soul, Maria Evans, Kirksville MO, Community of St Brigid, Wikimedia Commons Daily Office Readings


Why Some Christians Don’t Believe In Gun Control: They Think God Handed Down The Second Amendment

The Washington Post, by three sociologists. We’re now at a point when Americans are killed or injured in a mass shooting almost every month; by some definitions, almost every day. Despite this, resistance to stricter gun control in the United States remains fierce. As researchers of religion, we know the power of religious identities and beliefs. And so we wondered: How does Christian nationalism influence Americans’ attitudes toward gun control? In our newly published and freely available stud...
Tags: Washington Post, Israel, Religion, America, Rome, Military, United States, Jesus, Christian, Aristotle, Second Amendment, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Digest, Cicero


Prayer to the Saints Is More Biblical Than You Realize

Prayer to the saints remains one of the enduring sticking points in Catholic-Protestant dialogues. As always, from the Catholic side, a disclaimer is in order: We do not need something to be in the Bible in order for us to necessarily have as part of our faith or practice. The word Trinity is not in the Bible yet it is at the core of our faith. That Jesus is one in being with the Father is equally essential to the creed yet again the vocabulary we use to profess this is not directly biblical. Th...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Angels, David, Jesus, Catholic, John, Saints, Christ, Moses, Corinthians, Samuel, Elizabeth, Lazarus, Mary, PAUL


We Don’t Need Another Hero

I Samuel 17 There is a saying, often attributed to Oscar Wilde that goes like this:  “Be yourself because everyone else is already taken.” Good advice, I think. And, I think it would have been good advice for just about everyone in today’s story too. The inauthenticity of the characters in this story gives rise to a lot of questions. For one thing, if David had been playing the harp for Saul for so long, why didn’t Saul know who he was? Or, was he pretending he didn’t know? Why were Da...
Tags: Facebook, White House, Religion, Jerusalem, David, Judaism, Paris, Oscar Wilde, The Valley, Tina Turner, Ruth, Samuel, Don, Valley, Achilles, Jesse


Why Would Jesus Compare Himself to a Snake?

Many people can recite John 3:16, but how many know what John 3:14–15 says? Jesus’ words in these two verses have generated confusion and controversy: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” John 3:15 presents no problem; it declares the gospel—that Jesus, the Son of Man in this passage, is the true object of faith for all who would have eternal life. The difficulty lies in verse 14, where Je...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Egypt, Jesus, John, Sam, Moses, Philistines, Son of Man, Yahweh, Num, Elisha, Michael S Heiser, Heiser, Jesus the Son of Man


Revisiting the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The days following the angel’s announcement had been the most exciting, most disorienting days of Mary’s life. With only one fresh water spring, the village of Nazareth was small. Rumors flew. By all appearances, she had fallen into disgrace. She was avoided, even slandered by her own kindred, homeless in her own hometown. The silence between her and Joseph was a yawning chasm. Yet even as whispers turned into open slander among the townsfolk, Mary’s heart beat with purpose. She remembered God’s...
Tags: Featured, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, David, Jesus, God, John, Saints, Sam, Jesus Christ, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, Joseph, Aaron


The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton, Part 1- Propositions 4 and 5

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton, Part 1- Propositions 4 and 5 We are blogging through the book: The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton.  Today we will look at Proposition 4- The Bible Uses Hyperbole to Describe Historical Events and Proposition 5- Genesis Appropriately Presents a Hyperbolic Account of the Flood.  The dictionary.com definiti...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Noah, Chicago, David, Egypt, God, Lebanon, Ken Ham, Genesis, Hebron, Walton, Lawson, Joshua, Sheffield UK


5 Leadership Reflections from the Life of David

The best book from which to find leadership principles is the Bible. I love, for example, learning from leaders like Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Jacob, Nehemiah — and I could keep going. Of course, the greatest leader of the Bible — and life — is Jesus. And, I love reading about King David. From his time in the wilderness and serving as king, good and bad, we learn a great deal about leadership and what is required to successfully lead by observing David. Take for example this story. It’s one of my ...
Tags: Business, Leadership, Church, Religion, David, Jesus, Samuel, Don, Judah, Philistines, David From, Keilah, Encouragement, Church Planting, Church Revitalization, Call to Ministry


An Open Letter To Marty Daniel And Daniel Defense

Dear Marty, I see that you weighed in with support for the “fix-NICS” bill.  I was sad to see this, so I wrote you a note that went something like this (in abbreviated form). Sir, I feel that this will be a huge mistake and I wish there was a way to undo this.  Unfortunately, there isn’t.  My readers have already sent me this information, and I was wondering if there was anything I could say to them about this? I haven’t received a reply from you Marty, but I assume you’ve been busy, sir.  I als...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Israel, America, Military, Va, Gun Control, Jesus Christ, Firearms, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Marty, Adam, National Association of Evangelicals, Saul


When I Am Afraid

What fears creep into your heart most often? Are you worried you might never get married? Or if you’re married, that your marriage may never get better? Are you afraid of failing at work or losing your job? Do you have fears about your health, what illness you might have or how you might die? Do you worry regularly about your children — their health, their relationships, their faith? When are you afraid? What you fear most may be exactly where Satan is targeting you most. He preys on i...
Tags: Religion, David, John, James, Peter, Samuel, Saul, Philistine, Philistines


We must train young men!

I Samuel 13:19 Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: 20 But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. The Philistines got rid of the smiths so that the Israelites could not make swords or spears. Satan has efficiently done the same thing to the church of God today. Pastors, missionaries and other leaders refuse to ...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Matthew, Samuel, Philistines, Daily Bible Devotionals


Power Failure

  David said longingly, “O that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!” ~2 Samuel 23:15 This passage reminded me of “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?” The quote attributed to Henry the II of England in reference to Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170 CE. Imagine my surprise when I read to the end of the Mission Clare entry for Friday’s daily office and found that December 29th is the day of commemoration for Thomas Becke...
Tags: England, Religion, Power, Abuse, David, Canterbury, Bethlehem, Samuel, Henry, Martin Luther, Thomas Becket, Clare, Philistines, Speaking to the Soul, Henry II, Kristin Fontaine


In the first reading Hannah offers her child Sa...

In the first reading Hannah offers her child Samuel to Eli for the service of the Lord. The Gospel reading is Mary’s Magnificat, her song of praise and thanksgiving to God during her visit to assist her cousin Elizabeth. The two readings speak of three special children born under unusual circumstances by the graciousness and love of God and destined for key roles in God’s plans: Samuel, born to childless Hannah and called to lead Israel against the Philistines; John the Baptist born to aged and ...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, John the Baptist, Virgin Mary, HANNAH, Eli, Philistines, Elizabeth The, Yahweh, Homily of the Day, Jesus the Son of God, Magnificat Hannah


Translatable but Debatable.

Translatable but Debatable is a series of posts at Elephant featuring Hebrew words which don’t translate well into English, e.g. סתם stam, by Mark L. Levinson: […] Guy Sharett’s Streetwise Hebrew site provides a podcast that not only explains some meanings of stam, and pronounces it for you, but also demonstrates the vocal intonations used in various contexts. Most notable is the stam that means “I was only kidding.” But since I can’t cut and paste from a podcast, I’ll cut and paste from Shosh...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Duolingo, Haaretz, Abraham, Levinson, Isaac, Philistines, Signet, Mark L Levinson, Guy Sharett, Shoshana Kordova, Dov Ben Abba, Danby Segal, Dvir Publishing


Peter and Satan

Truth in advertising.  After all the glowing reports of the benefits of a medicine, potential side effects need to be mentioned. Informed consent.   Before surgery, patients should be told of all the things that could possibly go wrong.  That way, they have the chance to opt out before it’s too late. As soon had the truth came out at Caesarea Philippi that Jesus was the Messiah, the Lord made clear the unpleasant implications for his followers.  When first century Jews thought of the Messiah, th...
Tags: Featured, Church, Religion, David, Catholic Church, Jesus, Catholic, Matthew, Peter, Jeremiah, Pentecost, Philistines, Faith & Spirituality, Caesarea Philippi, Jeremiah Jesus, Solomon Jesus


Giant Killers

II Samuel 21:19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a Beth-lehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. I love the story of how God used David to kill Goliath. I love this story even more. After David killed Goliath God raised up other men to do similar to greater things. That is the story of the ministry we should have. Doing but even more training and motivating others to do ...
Tags: Religion, David, Samuel, Philistines, Daily Bible Devotionals, Giant Killers, Elhanan, Goliath the Gittite


After the Confederates, Who’s Next?

By Pat Buchanan Southern pride: Flags of the Confederacy in Lexington, Virginia AP Patrick J .Buchanan USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah.Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred b...
Tags: Isis, Guns, California, Washington, Germany, Virginia, Boko Haram, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Sea, West, United States, Missouri, New Orleans, Jackson


1 Samuel 28:15

1 Samuel 28:15   (15) Now Samuel said to Saul, 'Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?' And Saul answered, 'I am deeply distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God has departed from me and does not answer me anymore, neither by prophets nor by dreams. Therefore I have called you, that you may reveal to me what I should do.' We must c...
Tags: Israel, David, Samuel, Saul, Philistine, Philistines, Samuel Saul, Mount Gilboa


Ebenezer Scrooge -- Republican or Democrat -- Bah humbug!

By Mary Gaylord Bah humbug to candidates, elections and anyone who didn't vote the way I did! On the heels of the election season there has been and continues to be a whole lot of bah humbugging going on. Admittedly, I've been one of the humbugging voices. "A Christmas Carol is more than just a story. It is a tirade against greed, selfishness and neglect. It uses the story of a rich man - the startlingly nasty Scrooge - to highlight the plight of those affected by the greed and meanness he ex...
Tags: News, America, Charles Dickens, Huffington Post, Rocky Mountains, Christmas Carol, Samuel, Dickens, Philistines, Ebenezer, Living Room Conversations


Saul Makes A Big Mistake (1 Samuel 13) Preschool Bible Lesson

Israel was so happy to have Saul as their king and Saul reigned for 42 years without any trouble. But then things started to go wrong. Part of the Israelite army attached the Philistines. The Philistines were not people that you wanted to mess with-they were tough. The Philistines decided that they had enough trouble from the Israelites and sent an army to attach. Saul knew that he should wait on Samuel to come and help them but he was afraid so he offered up his own sacrifice. As a result Saul...
Tags: Israel, Religion, God, Samuel, Saul, Philistines


“Samson for Kids” (Judges 13-16) Sunday School Lesson

Bible Lesson Title: Samson Scripture: Judges 13-16 Target Age Group: 3rd-5th grade Main Point: God uses people for His glory and our good. Supplies: None Optional: Print this of the illustration above Lesson Opening:  Two Truths and a Lie Have each kid tell three things about them, two of them true and one false. Let the rest of the class try to guess which sentence is the lie. Say: In our story we’ll hear how Delilah tried to get Samson to tell her the truth about where his strength came ...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Noah, David, Egypt, Jesus, God, John, Lesson Plans, Moses, Matthew, James, Bethlehem, Delilah, Peter, Samuel


1 Samuel 28:14-20

1 Samuel 28:14-20   (14) So he said to her, "What is his form?" And she said, "An old man is coming up, and he is covered with a mantle." And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground and bowed down. (15) Now Samuel said to Saul, 'Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?' And Saul answered, 'I am deeply distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God has departed from me and do...
Tags: Israel, David, Richard, Samuel, Saul, DOR, Philistines, Amalek


Crown Him Lord of all...maybe?

Your weekly Dose of Spurgeon The  Pyro Maniacs   devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 23, sermon number 1,375, "Now then do it." "To admit a thing to be right is but a small part of the matter, if you practically deny it by your indifference."Note the business on hand—it is that Jesus should be king over you. It was needful th...
Tags: Israel, David, Jesus, Christ, Jesus Christ, Philistines, Dose of Spurgeon, Charles Haddon Spurgeon The, Jesus Christ the Son of God


As God blessed and prospered David dedicated

I Chronicles 18:11 Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek. David is a king. As king he could take anything for himself. Yet as God blessed the nation David took what they got and dedicated it to God and to the temple. They would win battles. Countries would bring gifts. David took all that was coming and dedicated it to t...
Tags: David, Moab, Ammon, Philistines, Edom, Daily Bible Devotionals, Amalek David


More drastic measures in Judah now!

II Kings 11:18 And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, and brake it down; his altars and his images brake they in pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the LORD. The worship of Baal is not so popular now. God wanted it out of His land. He did not want those that bore His name to worship Baal. Baal is a false god, a demon actually! He was a god of the Philistines and Judah had no business fo...
Tags: Judah, Philistines, Baal, Daily Bible Devotionals, Baal Baal


January 4: Genesis 8-10; Matthew 4:12-25; Psalm 4; Proverbs 1:20-23

Old Testament: Genesis 8:1-10:32 New Testament: Matthew 4:12-25 Psalm: Psalm 4:1-8 Proverb: Proverbs 1:20-23 Old Testament: Genesis 8:1-10:32 Genesis 8:1-10:32 Back to top ...
Tags: Jerusalem, Syria, Noah, David, Egypt, Gaza, Jesus, John, Jordan, Matthew, James, Peter, Simon, Andrew, Galilee, Nineveh