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    Welcome to The Son -Day Posts

    The purpose of this blog is to provide relevant, timely and thoughtful information to provide you with insights on how the God's word in the Bible can provide relevance and value to your life in today's society. It will challenge your core values and world view. It will cause you some cognitive dis- sonance, and maybe cause you to lose some sleep. But consider carefully what is presented here. It will be written considering: 1) Who wrote the Scripture passages used in the post 2) To whom the passage was written 3) The context in which it was written 4) The meaning of key words in the original Greek or…

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    Overcoming Prejudice

    The murder of George Floyd by a police officer, in front of dozens of witnesses, motivated the world against prejudice. This is especially true of prejudice of whites against blacks. I believe the words “I can’t breathe”, at a time when the world is battling a virus that attacks the lungs, was a catalyst that helped motivate people. It made the murder of Floyd personal in a way that hadn’t been done before. Everyone is afraid of dying from a virus that prevents them from being able to breathe. It’s more than Mr. Floyd’s words, though. His blatant murder was the straw that broke the camel’s back, if you’ll excuse…

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    Celebrating the Father

    Today is Father’s Day when we celebrate fatherhood, and our fathers. Fathers are important people. They’re figureheads, traditionally the head of the household though not so much anymore, and role models for their children and other children as well. And, while the mothers do 95% of the work in bringing children into the world, it does take a father in the creation of children. So, why is it on Father’s Day that almost all of us forget the ultimate Father that’s responsible for all of us being here? First and foremost we need to be grateful today for God the Father creating and maintaining us. God, in the form of…

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    Covid-19 and prejudice: The Very Real Link

    The Covid 19 virus has caused a world-wide pandemic among all peoples except perhaps the most remote cultures that have little or no contact with the outside world. It’s caused the lock down of all societies, some more than others. People are social beings. We need to interact with one another, and the virus is greatly restricting our interaction with each other. People are getting “cabin fever”, a term describing a condition that applies to persons who are restricted to their homes for months at a time due to extremes of weather, like being snowed in over the Winter months. Our cabin fever isn’t caused by weather. It’s caused by…

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    The meaning of Pentecost

    First, I want to apologize for missing the last two weeks. Two weeks ago the Comcast modem in my apt. complex quit. Last week I typed one paragraph and the keyboard on my laptop quit, so I couldn’t type. I now have an external keyboard to use until I can afford to have the laptop’s keyboard replaced. Hopefully we’ll have no more interruptions. Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit came to mankind, is rooted in the Old Testament. This isn’t surprising because God is the same yesterday, today, and forever . All of the New Testament is founded in the Old. God never changes. And His will and purpose for…

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    The Meaning of Pentecost

    The name Pentecost comes from the Greek pentkoste, meaning the fiftieth day after the resurrection. The historical significance is derived from the law being given to Moses on the fiftieth day after the exodus from Egypt (Exodus 19). The harvest is concluded at that time also. Pentecost was celebrated over a period of seven complete weeks after the Passover (Leviticus 23:15-16). Christ was crucified over the Passover weekend, Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks after Easte_. ( The last lette w_n’t w_te). In m_dern times, much false doctrine has been created about Pentecost, including speakng in tongues and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. (sometimes lette_s wk ths m_ _n_ng, m_stly…

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    Opening Up the Economy

    This week’s blog is short, because even though the Internet is back on in my apartment complex, the router is unstable and suffers from frequent disruptions of service. This happened last week and the last two paragraphs of the blog didn’t post. Then service went out altogether. Much of the US and Europe is opening up from the lock down. Too soon for safety, I think. However, there are economic factors to consider. The economy cannot remain shut down for much longer. Already some large department stores that were suffering financially before the pandemic have now filed for bankruptcy. And, many small local businesses have new signs in the windows…

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    A Tribute to Mothers

    Today is Mother’s Day. It’s celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. Anna Jarvis started Mother’s Day in 1905, and it was first celebrated at the St. Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908 which is the year Anna Jarvis died. The U.S. Congress denied making the holiday official in 1911, but within several years all states held celebrations and a few made Mother’s Day an official state holiday. Mothers are often mentioned in the Bible. Eve was the first mother of course, though Genesis talks around the issue of Eve’s motherhood. The most prominent mother in the Bible is Mary the mother of Jesus. It’s…

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    What is Your Legacy?

    Most pastors, evangelists, and Christian teachers talk about converting the unsaved to Christ, or how a person who is a Christian should live their life. Some speak to witnessing and evangelism. These are all excellent and valid topics that need emphasizing and explaining. The one topic I don’t hear or see Christian leaders expounding on is the Christian’s legacy, what he or she is going to leave behind them when they go on to meet Jesus in heaven. Much secular attention is paid to having a good will so that what worldly possessions one has accumulated will be distributed among relatives and friends according to the wishes of the deceased.…

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    God’s Providence in the Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic is effecting everyone on earth. Almost no place or people has been untouched. And, much false information has been given on social media platforms and other places concerning God’s providence and how He is working during this time in history. The information is, for the most part, well-meant, but it is dangerously misleading. The most common error perpetrated on the public is that God won’t allow Christians to become infected with the virus, or if they are they won’t die. This not part of God’s providence. And, it violates at least two of His rules. First, we must know exactly what God’s providence is and how He…