Not to sound argumentative, but we are body, soul and spirit. Too often well intended believers confuse soul and spirit, but the scripture says they are two different things, otherwise Hebrews 4:12 doesn’t make a lot of sense: “for the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” The problem for too many is that soul and spirit often look exactly the same, even if they are not, and so are confused even to the claiming that they are identical, which they are not.
 November 26, 2015 at 11:19am
Maybe Muhammad got it mixed up… could it have said, ‘one virgin 72 times’ or perhaps it was ‘one 72 year old virgin’..? As it too often is, the devil is in the details.
 November 26, 2015 at 11:14am
Punctuation is a marvelous thing but isn’t a part of the ‘God breathed Word’. That verse has been debated ad nauseum ad infinitum by those who want to say that upon death, a person receives their reward immediately, and by those who don’t. “…I say unto you today, thou shalt be with me in paradise..” as opposed to “… I say unto you, today thou shalt be with me in paradise..” All the difference between one doctrinal view and another done by a tiny mark of punctuation.
November 21, 2015 at 12:13pm
In order to redeem us, Jesus Christ had to qualify as a legal substitute for all of mankind, hence he would of necessity have to arrive in the ‘usual way’ (be born of a woman). Secondly, he would have to be every bit like Adam was before Adam fell. Jesus Christ is called the ‘second Adam’. Jesus would have to be able to choose to sin (he did not) or to choose to obey his Father (he did). Adam fell, Jesus did not: as he said, “I always do the will of my Father”.
No matter what Jesus Christ had with the Father before the world began, he gave it all up in being born. In other words, he became a man; a man got us into the mess we are in; a man had to get us out. Jesus Christ paid the price in full and now all we have to do is embrace that completed work.
 November 20, 2015 at 5:34pm
Newspapers are becoming increasingly irrelevant in today’s world. The Lexington Herald should be mindful of how many subscribers and advertisers cancel their relationship with them over this incident.
 November 20, 2015 at 10:05am
Totally agreed that Jesus Christ was born in September, most likely on the Day of Atonement. But…if that is true then the irony of your argument has to deal with the time of conception which would have been in mid to late December the year prior, making Dec 25 a possible time for his conception ( immaculate or otherwise..:)
 November 19, 2015 at 10:11am
The problem from the beginning was never knowing good from evil but mankind determining the difference for himself. God wanted (and has wanted ever since) for mankind to ask Him what was good and what was evil, hence the Bible and the sending of Jesus Christ.
That an atheist wants to determine the difference for him/her self is as old as mankind, and just as flawed as it was when Adam and Eve did it first.
 November 18, 2015 at 9:58am
The fact that so many do support her or even the nut-job Sanders is demonstration of what Michael Savage has said for years, “liberalism is a mental disorder”. It is widespread unfortunately.
 November 18, 2015 at 9:54am
“Don’t try to use cute phrases with me” the interviewer says, yet the entire interview was an attempt to entrap the Christian woman with her words. Always it is the case with accusers, especially those who rush to embrace the ‘gay lifestyle’, to be guilty of the very things they accuse others of doing and being.
Romans 1 says those who practice and/or support aberrant behaviors such as homosexuality do not possess sound minds and this man’s stance is ample demonstration of what Romans 1 is saying.
 November 15, 2015 at 4:30pm
A true ‘lack of belief’ would produce a void… so are you suggesting that atheists actually possess resonance where their brains ought to be? There is a difference between a lack of belief and disbelief, the latter of which I think is what you mean. Biblically, a lack of sufficient information in order to believe is called ignorance. On the other hand, having sufficient information to believe. but choosing not to is called “disobedience”.
 November 11, 2015 at 9:53pm
The Muslims are putting up their displays; they are called mosques. Are you going for them as vociferously as you do Christians who unlike the violent nature Islam uses, are known to ‘turn the other cheek’? Why can you not just ignore or pay little attention to Christian displays if you don’t agree? Intolerant a wee bit are we?
 November 11, 2015 at 9:40pm
When you cease to be part of the problem and become part of the solution come back and find me and we’ll talk. Otherwise it is a waste of my time and yours.
 November 11, 2015 at 10:06am
This article is a wonderful contrast to the sourpuss actions of the FFRF in their tireless effort to erase any mention of God or Jesus Christ in the form of nativity scenes…
 November 11, 2015 at 10:02am
The best way to protest these atheistic haters is to go out and witness the greatness and goodness of God and what He has accomplished through His Son, Jesus Christ. Speaking the truth in love is the exact counter action to the atheist’s screeching to shut up about God.
I have a bunch of the relatives of the man on my Facebook friends list. They seem to be some of the nicest people you'd ever meet. I've never met the "unnamed" individual (who was named in the local stories.) I'm not sure what has happened in this guy's life to make him so angry, but I saw this coming last January when he made comments on Facebook that he was going to run to the FFRF.
This is unfortunate that it is now happening in such rural areas, as the quality of life here is becoming further eroded by the selfish acts of people who really don't care about anyone but themselves.
Yeah baby !
Let's all go witness this goodness and greatness of God through his son....well, where is the evidence we can witness?
Is it over here?
You know what...you still have nothing to witness, nothing to see.
would you be upset if Muslims put up some kind of thing? Of course you would. But Christians can do whatever they want, right? You can't have it both ways.
When you cease to be part of the problem and become part of the solution come back and find me and we'll talk. Otherwise it is a waste of my time and yours.
The Muslims are putting up their displays; they are called mosques. Are you going for them as vociferously as you do Christians who unlike the violent nature Islam uses, are known to 'turn the other cheek'? Why can you not just ignore or pay little attention to Christian displays if you don't agree? Intolerant a wee bit are we?
Didn't Jesus say to go into your closet and pray? And that the man who preaches on the street corner already has his reward? So, ask yourself what is behind your urge to do this. If it is doing what Jesus said not to do why do you call yourself a Christian?
Sorry but I really can't stand idiot remarks!
The passage proclaims more ways to pray, not less. When before this passage people prayed in the temples with priests leading prayers, and with family. that passage means we can also have private, one on one communication with God.It also tells us not to be hypocrites like the Pharisees of the day. Not today!
That approach is about kindergarten level. I don't know if that makes you young or stupid. Either way come back when you can think in full sentences.
not a good idea....witness about the coming kingdom....much better idea....
 November 11, 2015 at 10:00am
The caveat in your otherwise excellent statement is that in order to lose one’s mind, one has to possess a mind to lose…
 November 3, 2015 at 9:48am
Exactly! It is not a sin if you don’t tell all you know… unless of course if the withholding of certain facts is designed to deceive, then it most certainly is a sin.
Any minister who has counselled another person will want to keep some information private… the seal of the confessional if you will. One person’s deep confessions are no one else’s concern or business and so the minister or priest keeps his mouth shut. I have found that keeping one’s silence on certain facts can be a test of faithfulness, for which God will then entrust you with more. If you go blabbing what you know, people will know you are untrustworthy.
 November 3, 2015 at 9:34am
Yessir and still true today! Glad you noticed!
[-4] November 2, 2015 at 10:58am
Works for me; but also consider “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” snobs…
 November 2, 2015 at 10:11am
The more I read comments such as the illustrious Richard Dawkins has made the more I come to think that too many atheists are nothing short of intellectual snobs with way too much time on their hands.
Works for me; but also consider "professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" snobs...
True J without a doubt.
Intellectualism denotes a level of reason and openess to truth. Denier darwinist have none and are hard wired against.
October 29, 2015 at 11:51pm
I for one am not afraid of what these supposed Satanists (atheists masquerading, or perhaps not?) may do with prayer as I am certain their ‘prayers’ will fall to the ground powerless. But who can say what will occur with the prayers of believers? I can only conclude that the loudest protesters against allowing private citizens to pray unimpeded is that the atheists fear the result. All so very curious since they disbelieve and call God “our imaginary friend”…