I lived in Merced for 16 years, and these stats are misleading, poverty is higher. Most people are employed by the government, either federal, state or local. Ag jobs are few compared to retail jobs, wages are low, and dropout rate is higher than stated. Having said that, 15 years from now this will shift, due to UC Merced. As this campus grows, jobs will be created and the demographics will change, not unlike Irvine California did.
 December 5, 2014 at 3:57pm
That is so WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The day of the mark of beast is coming, sooner than we all think
Nothing is hidden from the beast, opt out or not, it can find out anything it wants. Just a matter of degrees of ease. Stay close to the lord, we're going to need his help.
Yep, slowly getting them used to the idea. The mark will look so convenient...
Katherine Albrecht is a lonely voice in the wilderness and fighting them on their own turf. New book out - a children's book. "I Won't Accept the Mark."
One of the more appropriate Christmas gifts....actually has to do with, you know, Christianity. LOL!
"The technology does not store images of fingerprints. Instead, it uses the lines and swirls on students’ fingertips to create a binary number with which they can be individually identified."
Same thing aside from some technical terminology.
 December 5, 2014 at 3:44pm
It is not the store, it the generation of kids these days… Parents didnt raise this generation very well
 November 4, 2014 at 4:40pm
as an ex catholic and now firm bible believer, you stated the case quite well. There is no purgatory. Not one person can DO anything to have their sins paid for, other than TRUST in what Christ has ALREADY done!
Gee, didn't you see the Bible as you attended Mass? The only thing you are doing now is believing someone else's biblical interpretation. Now, which of the thousands of other Christian sects do you now belong to? is it the 1st Baptist Church or the 2nd Baptist Church just down the street, each of which has a different take on the Scriptures.
Actually he is his own convenient pope.
I'd hate to see what a case you think is poorly-stated looks like.
looks like anti-catholic hatred to me. I wouldn't want to associate my bible believing with that.
As a lifetime Catholic and a firm Bible believer (all of it), I hope your ancestors are up in heaven praying for you.
A common misconception of Protestants, that Catholics and Orthodox Christians don't respect the Bible, use the Bible, or elevate the Bible at all. In their minds, all Catholics do is follow the Pope blindly, or the Priest. And they don't even know who the Orthodox are. Most Protestants have never even heard of Orthodoxy.
Chamber is exactly right. I had a great question for a Baptist preacher once, who told me Orthodoxy was like Catholicism, and I wasn't a "Christian". We were discussing "sola scriptura" at the time, and I asked him:
"Do you espouse sola scriptura, and believe it?" He said of course he did. So I asked, "Then why do you give a sermon every Sunday? Why don't you simply say a prayer that the Holy Spirit will guide each of his parishoners, and simply read the Bible aloud to the congregation?
He started to explain that not everyone understands the Bible correctly. But he caught himself, and fumbled around for an answer before getting angry with me.
You see, if the Holy Spirit guides each of us in understanding individually, there is no need for a pastor, preacher, priest, teacher, evangelist, etc. If you follow the doctrine of "sola scriptura", reading the Bible ALONE is sufficient. There is no need for a "sermon" whatsoever. There is no need for interpretation at all.
But it leads to the question, does the Holy Spirit contradict itself, and the answer is of course not.
Sola scriptura is the single most damaging Protestant doctrine.
November 2, 2014 at 9:28pm
Slavery has its foundations in the beginning of man in Genesis 9, as follows Genesis 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.Canaan was the son of Ham. People today are still enslaved, perhaps not by human masters, but masters none the less. How about debt, drugs, alcohol, just to name a few. people are slaves more today than our founding fathers were, who truly enjoyed freedom. Americans today cannot lay claim to land for today free (by just staking it out), can not shoot, trap, or fish anytime they need to, or buy a gun with no need to justify why. It is better today if Americans went back to living in small towns (hundreds not thousands of people) and completely dumped the grid, credit card, political, electric, and phones.
I married at 45, and now find myself divorced. I thought it was never going to happen to me either. dont be fooled, work at your marriage every day!!!!!!!!!!!
 October 27, 2014 at 4:43pm
correct rapture isnt mentioned in the bible, but being caught up in the air to be with Lord is…..
[-2] October 24, 2014 at 2:09pm
The author is a quack with made up stats and opinions, which do not even amount to a hill of beans. He probably is not even saved.
 October 24, 2014 at 2:02pm
The premise of the bible is redemption of man back to God. Before you can experience his love, you need to stand before his bar of justice at Calvary, where the sinner realizes he needs to be redeemed and cant pay the price. The Lord paid the price, he says to the Father I paid it all, and the sinner is now free from sin and death.
October 16, 2014 at 4:31pm
Thank you for sharing this, this guy is awesome, and a literal bible believer like me!!!!!!!
 October 13, 2014 at 9:37am
We are ALL born with the innate knowledge of God in us:
Romans 1:18-20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
No "god" has "shewed" me anything. The verse is YOUR belief. Not mine. Nothing that has been discovered has been shown to "only have been possible due to an all powerful agent". And things, even the invisible things, are certainly clearly seen now, and understood, but do not say "made by god" on them. In fact, they are quite natural in their function.
 October 13, 2014 at 9:33am
Here is the reason GOD created us: funny how everything relating to God and man can be found with bible verses, amazing, just amazing
Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
The only spies at Pearl Harbor I heard about were Japanese nationals.
There were Japanese there, the most famous being Takeo Yoshikawa.
I don't know about Japanese Americans.
September 26, 2014 at 3:02pm
dang dude, take a chill pill, smoke a joint….
September 26, 2014 at 2:55pm
Soylent Green is coming people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Watch the movie before its to late!!!
September 26, 2014 at 2:51pm
When you are old and feeble, dont you want your kids to change your diaper for you, just like you did for them when they helpless babies, and being a dad was such a wonderful joy?????????
 September 24, 2014 at 1:16pm
Amazing how THE KING works in peoples lives each and every day. David knew his life was not complete until he sought Jesus Christ, and the Lord moved in his heart, with his brother to help children in need. May he continue to grow in the Lord and move in peoples lives.
 September 20, 2014 at 1:19pm
yeah I know, my ex and her entire family dumped on me…… it is crushingly painful
Yeah, you probably liked her family more than her.........
 September 14, 2014 at 11:09am
What Battle Plan should be from CIC:
1. Call to prayer-muslims head to mosque
2. Obama orders drone strikes
3. Massive release of drones fans out to every mosque and releases rockets
4. solution achieved.