Powerful 7.8 quake hits Ecuador

7.8 magnitude quake 170 miles WNW of Quito Ecuador.Screaming shoppers run for their lives as powerful 7.8 earthquake strikes Ecuador... Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas said in a televised address that the dead were located in the cities of Manta, Guayaquil and Portoviejo. He said the earthquake was the strongest to hit Ecuador in decades. …

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Who was the real prisoner?

We know the story of Joseph and his brothers. Genesis 37 to 47 recounts Joseph's two dreams of superiority over his elder brothers, his coat of many colors, the murderous plot to kill Joseph (Genesis 38:18) and his sale into slavery in Egypt. (Genesis 38:28)We know that Joseph's faith was great, and that despite arriving …

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Prickles and briers and thorns, oh my!

Won't it be a beautiful day when there is nothing on earth or heaven to hurt us? From satan himself destroying people's souls, down to the smallest thorn, nothing will pain us anymore. Remember, thorns were not part of the original creation. They appeared after the Fall when God cursed the ground.cursed is the ground …

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"I don’t preach about polygamy but I feel it is a very Christian lifestyle."

When people claim that the Bible is dusty and outdated and its contents are not for us now, they know not of what they speak. Of course we know God's word is living and active and His precepts are at once fresh and eternal.But for those who say it is outdated and culture has moved …

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The joy of submitting to Jesus, and the tragedy of rejecting Him: two anecdotes (and a third)

There are two responses to the Gospel, yea or nay. Here is S. Lewis Johnson with an anecdote about a person who said yea.Paul, His Gospel, and Thomas JeffersonGeorge Cutting is a man who is best known for the fact that he’s the author of a little pamphlet. You usually find it in tract racks …

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Paris terror attack, Japan earthquake

At this time Japan is recovering from a 7.0 earthquake at its southern end and Paris is aswarm with sirens and police as multiple apparent ISIS attacks are being carried out. Many are dead and the city is in chaos and lockdown. Days like these, especially coming at the end of a long, draining workweek …

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The Most Terrifying Thing God Can Do: In which I testify to God’s grace in giving me over to my sin

Last week Tim Challies posted an article titled The Most Terrifying Thing God Can Do. It's a terrifying article. It crushed me reading it and apparently it did for many others as well. I saw this article referred to and re-posted numerous times.The most terrifying thing God can do is to turn an unsaved person …

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