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John Slider
Interests: running, reading, swimming, coaching
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Those, then, who run down created existence and vilify the body are wrong; not considering that the frame of man was formed erect for the contemplation of heaven, and that the organization of the senses tends to knowledge; and that the members and parts are arranged for good, not for pleasure. Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Restart
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you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Restart
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In Kuwait, Christians experience persecution at all levels of society, including government, local communities and even their families. Because no religion aside from Islam is considered an acceptable faith, life for Christians is dangerous, especially for Christian converts. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Restart
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Happy he who possesses the culture of knowledge, and is not moved to the injury of the citizens or to wrong actions, but contemplates the undecaying order of immortal nature, how and in what way and manner it subsists. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Restart
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“Come now, and let us reason together,” says Yahweh Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Restart
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It will be acknowledged that worldly wisdom is little conversant with the transcendent affairs of that kingdom which is not of this world; and has neither ability to comprehend, nor inclination to further them. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Restart
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And those, again, who are punished on account of sins committed by them, are punished for them alone; for what is done is past, and what is done can never be undone. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Restart
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petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men: for kings and all who are in high places Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Restart
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all things which were created for our use are good Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Restart
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...making known to us the mystery of his will Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Restart
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And his business is not abstinence from what is evil (for this is a step to the highest perfection), or the doing of good out of fear. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Restart
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For this reason you also pay taxes... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Restart
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Here I find perfection apprehended variously in relation to Him who excels in every virtue. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Restart
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having the eyes of your hearts enlightened Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Restart
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The most effectual means of securing the continuance of our civil and religious liberties, is always to remember with reverence and gratitude the source from which they flow. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Restart
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And the happiness of marriage ought never to be estimated either by wealth or beauty, but by virtue. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Restart
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Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Restart
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In this perfection it is possible for man and woman equally to share. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Restart
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by grace you have been saved through faith Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Restart
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The decorous tendency of our philanthropy, therefore, according to Clement, seeks the common good; whether by suffering martyrdom, or by teaching by deed and word... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Restart
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present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Restart
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Christians in Bhutan are viewed and treated as traitors to the country’s particular brand of nationalism. The government is intent on maintaining a strong national identity and unity by suppressing “foreign” elements, including Christianity. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Restart
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For who that has sojourned among you has not proved your perfect and firm faith? Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Restart
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Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Restart