Saturday, October 17, 2015

One-Third Of Obamacare Co-Ops Are Now Officially Dead: ISIS: 'Convert or die'...more

'Convert or die' ISIS graffiti jihadis declare first European 'caliphate' The terror group's logo was daubed on the wall of a restaurant in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Chilling messages such as "convert or die" and "the caliphate is here" were also found covering the outside of Markus Samuelsson's bakery....

One-Third Of Obamacare Co-Ops Are Now Officially Dead One-third of the Obamacare health insurance co-ops have now failed, causing about 400,000 policyholders in 10 states to scramble for new coverage for 2016.

Seven of the 23 co-ops created by the Affordable Care Act in 2011 at a cost of $2.4 billion — including many launched by passionate but inexperienced health reform activists — have since closed their doors. An eighth, the Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative, appears on the brink of default as well.

The failing Obamacare co-ops have canceled health insurance for largely poor and low-income customers in Iowa, Nebraska, Kentucky, West Virginia, Louisiana, Nevada, Tennessee, Vermont, New York and Colorado...

U.S. confirms Iran tested nuclear-capable ballistic missile; The United States has confirmed that Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, in "clear violation" of a United Nations Security Council ban on ballistic missile tests, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.
"The United States is deeply concerned about Iran's recent ballistic missile launch," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said in a statement...

Christian movie "Woodlawn" Scores Big  "Woodlawn" is sure to run up a big score at movie theaters this week. It is a combination of "Remember the Titans", "Facing the Giants" and "Rudy". From the first it gets its subject of racial integration in high school sports; from the second its Christian faith theme; and from the third the presence of Sean Astin. These are three winners from the past and "Woodlawn" deserves to be in the winners category too...

The movie is based on a true story about a Birmingham, Alabama high school in the early seventies. The school is having a rough time making the transition from an all white student body to an integrated one. The coach of the football team, Tandy Gerelds (Nic Bishop) is at a loss as to how he can bring them together. But then he meets Hank (Astin), a religious motivational speaker who asks if he can speak to the team. When he does, the team is converted to Christianity.

After firestorm, pork roast is back on the menu at federal prisons ...After a week of controversy surrounding its abrupt removal of pork dishes from the national menu for federal inmates, the government did an about-face Thursday and put pork roast back on the prison bill of fare.

The Bureau of Prisons disclosed the decision to The Post hours after a Republican Senate leader expressed dismay at what he implied was a wasteful survey of inmates’ food preferences and a lack of transparency in the decision...

Mohler: Playboy Opened the Floodgates and Now the Culture is Drowning  ...I thought of that parable when I read the headlines that announced the news that Playboy would cease the publication of nude photographs of women in its magazine. From any moral perspective, that should appear as good news. The headlines might suggest that Playboy has had a change of heart. A closer look at the story, however, reveals a very different moral reality. Playboy acknowledged that its decision had nothing to do with any admission that pornography is morally wrong. Instead, the publishers of the magazine were acknowledging that their product was no longer commercially viable as explicit pornography because pornography is so pervasive in the Internet age that no one need buy their product.

Scott Flanders, Playboy CEO, told the media that his product had been overtaken by the larger culture. “You’re just one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And it’s just passé at this juncture.”...

 Boycott Gay Weddings, Even Family, Says Southern Baptist Leader Al Mohler


At 7:19 PM, Blogger Steve Finnell said...


Some who deny that immersion in water is essential to the forgiveness of sins claim that "for" in Acts 2:38 actually means "because of".

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)

The baptism deniers say that Acts 2:38 actually means "Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ "because your sins have already been forgiven." That would mean repentance and water baptism follows forgiveness of sins.

If in fact your sins are forgiven the minute you believe, then why does Acts 2:38 say you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit after repentance and water baptism? Why the delay? Why would Christians have to wait until they repented and were baptized to receive the Holy Spirit if they were already saved from the penalty of sin?

Jesus shed His blood "for" the remission of sins. Jesus did not shed His blood "because sins were already forgiven".
Matthew 26:26-28 ....."For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.(NKJV)

For the remission of sins means "for", it does not mean "because of".

When Saul was told to arise and be baptized, and wash away his sins, calling on the name of the Lord; it was not because his sins had already been forgiven three days ago on the road to Damascus. Saul believed in the Lord three days prior to getting instructions from Ananias. (Acts 9:6-9)

Acts 22:12-16......16 'And now why are you waiting " Arise and be baptized, and wash your sins away, calling on the name of the Lord.'(NKJV)

In order to convince men that "for" of Acts 2:38 means "because of" you need a skilled professional and a willing student.

There are only two choices when it comes to salvation. 1. Believe the Bible. 2. Believe man's interpretation of the Bible.



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