"We see, in many a land, the proudest dynasties and tyrannies still crushing, with their mountain weight, every free motion of the Consciences and hearts of men. We see, on the other hand, the truest heroism for the right and the greatest devotion to the Truth in hearts that God has touched. We have a work to do, as great as our forefathers and, perhaps, far greater. The enemies of Truth are more numerous and subtle than ever and the needs of the Church are greater than at any preceding time. If we are not debtors to the present, then men were never debtors to their age and their time. Brethren, we are debtors to the hour in which we live. Oh, that we might stamp it with Truth and that God might help us to impress upon its wings some proof that it has not flown by neglected and unheeded." -- C.H. Spurgeon . . . "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32 . . . . .


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Monday, June 13, 2011

Biblical Perspective & Movie Review on: THOR – god of Thunder

~~By James Fire 

 The long anticipated film of THOR was released some weeks back, and having seen it once already, I decided to go see it with some other friends a second time, and I was sure to take lots of mental notes as well. 

 I grew up reading Thor comics (graphic novels as they are called today) from Marvel publications. I always thought it would make a great movie what with the appeal of the super hero, but also with the fantastical element of Norse mythology (particularly since the huge success of The Lord of the Rings). 

I was quite eager to view the film and hoped it would succeed and do the comic justice. Kenneth Branagh directed the film and brought all of his Shakespearean knowledge and experience directing (and acting) in such productions to bear with this film of the god of thunder. 

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Old Testament Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives – Part 2

~~ By James J. Fire

The Battle of Life Continues

Joshua, General of Victorious Israel – A Type of Jesus Leading the Church into Victory Let’s proceed from the Pentateuch (the first five books as written by Moses) onto the book of Joshua and learn about their campaigns, victories . . . and failures and how we can apply such lessons to us today as the church of Jesus Christ.

When Moses was confronted by Pharaoh about departing, he couldn’t convince this Deliverer of Israel to leave the elderly and young in Egypt while the others went into the wilderness to sacrifice unto the LORD; he then attempted to persuade him to leave his livestock behind. Moses’ response is pregnant with meaning:

EXODUS 10:26
Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.

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