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* Quote: "I pray that more and more of those with a heart for the Lord can see through the organization to see the organism of the body of Christ." Texas brother

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* Poem: Procrastinating is my sin; It brings me endless sorrow. I really must stop doing it -- In fact, I'll start tomorrow.

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* Translation: Then Jesus opened up on the crowds and to his students: 'The theologians and preachers plant their feet in the Bible; so listen to all they say and live by it. But don't you act like them, because they are forever talking and never doing. They sack up heavy loads and strap them on men's backs, but they themselves won't lift a little finger to carry them. Their every action is for show. They strut in their robes and display their degrees. They love the seats at the speaker's tables at banquets, and the pulpit chairs in the churches, and the back-slapping at the civic clubs.

"But don't let yourselves be called 'Reverend' for you have but one pastor and you are all brothers… neither be called 'Doctor', for you have but one Doctor... The fellow who promotes himself will get bumped, and whoever bumps himself will get promoted." The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew, by Clarence Jordan. (This translation makes for very interesting reading to say the least.)

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Gandhi On Atheism Mahatma Gandhi was once approached by an atheist with the request to organize and promote an anti-God society. Gandhi replied, "It amazes me to find an intelligent person who fights against something which he does not at all believe exists." (What a great answer to the unbelievers who deny the existence of God. They are motivated by the fear that God just might be there; and to keep their "faith" that there is no God, they must always be re-affirming it, because the evidence is overwhelming in favor of God. Sadly, atheism is gaining ground among unbelievers and the Biblically illiterate. The young are now being brainwashed with atheistic teaching in schools, even in the early grades, and in colleges and universities. Only fools would go around fighting or speaking against SOMEONE who does not exist! Remember: "The fool has said in his heart, there is no God" (Psa. 14:1).

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