Daily Archives: April 3, 2013

The passion of the Christian – Exclusive: David Kupelian explores what it really means to ‘take up your cross’

Every Easter, many dazzlingly eloquent words are written and spoken about Christ’s “Passion” – a singular historical event, graphically portrayed in films like “The Passion of the Christ,” “Jesus of Nazareth” and others, including most recently the History Channel’s miniseries “The Bible.” That these screen depictions serve to powerfully rekindle many believers’ gratitude for what Jesus endured for their sakes is undeniable. But I’ve always wondered, how often does that appreciation for Christ’s sacrifice ignite a fire in the belly of believers to “take up the cross” themselves?

But first things first. What in the world does “taking up your cross” really mean?

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Want to See What CSCOPE and Common Core (Even Homeschooling) Lessons Look Like?

As a greater level of scrutiny is being placed on the controversial curriculum systems CSCOPE (in Texas) and Common Core Standards (nationwide), concerned parents spoke to TheBlaze about their troubling experiences, revealing that not even home-schooling is beyond the reach of these encroaching systems. …One lesson plan featured a video dubbed, ”China Rises,” that appears to tout the virtues of Communism over capitalism.

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U.S. sees highest poverty spike since the 1960s, leaving 50 million Americans poor

The number of Americans living in poverty has spiked to levels not seen since the mid 1960s, classing 20 per cent of the country’s children as poor. It comes at a time when government spending cuts of $85 billion have kicked in after feuding Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a better plan for addressing the national deficit.

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Did “The Bible” Series Help or Hurt Biblical Christianity?

Regarding the quality and accuracy of what they produced, many Christians were turned off for a variety of reasons. Scenes with ninja Angels, sloppiness with issues like Abraham’s near sacrifice of Isaac and others caused many to just not like the series. But on the whole was the series a good or bad thing?

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Effects of the Knowledge of God

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calvin.jpg_7MA21605611-0015Effects of the knowledge of God, in humbling our pride, unveiling our hypocrisy, demonstrating the absolute perfections of God, and our own utter helplessness.

On the other hand, it is evident that man never attains to a true self-knowledge until he have previously contemplated the face of God, and come down after such contemplation to look into himself. For (such is our innate pride) we always seem to ourselves just, and upright, and wise, and holy, until we are convinced, by clear evidence, of our injustice, vileness, folly, and impurity. Convinced, however, we are not, if we look to ourselves only, and not to the Lord also — He being the only standard by the application of which this conviction can be produced. For, since we are all naturally prone to hypocrisy, any empty semblance of righteousness is quite enough to satisfy us instead of righteousness itself. And since nothing…

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