“O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.” – Ezra 9:6
Nothing more needs to be said
“Most people waste their whole life looking for something better than the love that is right in front of them, only to look back in their old age and realize they now can never have the very thing they wanted, let alone needed.” – Talon
Talon’s Point of the Day is an intentionally concise thought that is intended to be easily read but not quickly dismissed. If the point seems obvious it probably has more intended than perceived.
In honor of the body of Christ being persecuted throughout the middle east.
“They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.” – Jesus the Christ, John 16:2
“You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” – Jesus the Christ, Matthew 10:22
“Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” – Apostle Paul, Ephesians 6:13
“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us” – Apostle Paul, 2 Timothy 2:12
“The walk of faith isn’t for the faint of heart, the casual, the fashionable, or the fool. It’s for the battle hardened, often wounded, beautifully scarred warrior who is resigned to lay down his life for a heavenly cause he knows will only bring him hatred, or even persecution from earthly men.” – Talon
“Your promises, oh God, are not contingent on my ability to see your plan. Thankfully so. For if they were they would be as fallible and untrustworthy as man….as this man.” – Talon
This is the second email I have received concerning Run Ministries workers killed trying to assist the Christians under attack in Iraq. I thought I would share it including the link to donate.
From the Desk of:
President, RUN Ministries
September 12, 2014
I received devastating news this morning that we lost more workers in northern Iraq. Last night, three were killed and eight were injured in a terrorist attack.
Our teams were put on high alert several days ago after we learned that the jihadists were intent on continuing their terror in refugee camps, leaving no place safe for Christians and Yazidis. We increased our security in and around our network of safe homes in hopes that they would surely not harm people who were housing refugees.
But there seems to be no rule of law, no sense of dignity for human life among these jihadists. We have lost more of our team to their ruthless killings, but this has only strengthened our resolve to not let evil win!
Obviously, the security of our “Community of Hope” refugee camps is extremely vital right now. We are currently working on building camp #3, which will house 1,500 people. But with 7,350 Iraqi refugees now under our care — requiring food, water, shelter, medicine and protection — we need your help now more than ever before.
Your prayers and continued support ARE making a difference.
Franklin Schooled Paine In The “Age of Reason” (Revisited)
Originally posted on Talon's Point:
Since the humanist left tirelessly labors to indoctrinate us with the narrative that we were not founded as a Christian nation, (yes I’ve read the individual quotes by some founders), often worshiping at the alter of Thomas Paine’s “Age of Reason” as a major point of their argument, I thought I would share this alternative view of Paine’s most famous work. A view from those who were actually there.
Leading up to the release of Paine’s signature work he sent a manuscript to Benjamin Franklin for review. As you may recall, from his early essays under the monicker “Silence Dogood,” through his days owning the Philadelphia Gazette and authoring “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” Franklin perfected the skills that would later serve him and the nation well. His literary service to America and liberty itself arguably reached its apex while acting as Jefferson’s trusted editor of the Declaration of Independence…
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Great blog post on the divinity of Christ
Originally posted on The River Walk:
Once again the people picked up stones to kill him. Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works.
For which one are you going to stone me?” They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy!
You, a mere man, claim to be God.” (John 10:31-33)
Relate: One of the big arguments atheists sometimes use and Muslims frequently use to deny the divinity of Jesus is the claim that Jesus never claimed to be God. The argument, which is even found in the Quran, states that Jesus never came right out, point blank, and said, “I am God” therefore He must not be God.
This argument is ridiculous on two grounds. First, it is simply not true. We see very clearly Jesus saying in John 8:58, “I tell you the truth…
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Desiderio Domini – “I Dearly Long To Be With My Lord”
Some things are best said with the fewest words.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ” -Romans 12:1 NKJV
“Be reasonable!” A phrase we’ve all heard, or used, in the heat of some private argument. A phrase tossed like grenades by political pundits in public debates. In both case its often in the attempt to gain tactical advantage by imploring the opponent to willfully disarm. History is replete with stories of what happens after good people willfully disarm to be “reasonable” when the very demand for reason was in truth the invitation to compromise truth itself to the harm of the compromiser. But what truly is reasonable? For the follower of Christ the answer is simple, though not always easy. Live lives in a manner that is holy, and acceptable to God.
I write this not for the reader, though I pray one might be encouraged to search God’s Word, rather than their own opinion, for what is truly reasonable in the sight of God and their coming eternity. On the contrary I write this as my own personal reminder. I fail this biblical call to be reasonable daily, if not more frequently, for to sin, an unholy act by definition, is to be unreasonable in God’s sight and we all at times fail to be reasonable in His sight and His full knowledge of holiness. As it says:
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8 NIV
So, the next time someone implores me to be reasonable, may I take it not as an insult, or a challenge to compromise virtue and truth (though it may well be), but instead see the opportunity to uphold each. Not for my sake alone, but for theirs also. And not just theirs but for God’s sake, for doing so is the only thing that is reasonable, even if it requires my personal sacrifice.