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Week 13, One Year Bible Challenge: “Equal Rights”

By Tom Truex Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study This week’s reading March 26 to April 11 Jesus raising the widow’s son at Nain — James Tissot (1836 – 1902) Deuteronomy 5:1 – 20:20Luke 7:11 – 9:50Psalm 68:19 – 73:28Proverbs 11:29 – 12:10 Next Week’s Reading Apri 2 – 8Deuteronomy 21:1 – 32:52Luke 9:51 – 12:59Psalm 74:1 – 78:64Proverbs 12:11 – 12:24 Discussion Questions:Old Testament Deuteronomy describes a system for dealing with the poor and others in need. How does the Israelite’s system compare with modern notions on this matter? Would the Israelite’s system work if implemented in our modern society? In Deuteronomy 7:1-2, God tells the Israelites to utterly destroy certain nations as they take their land. Then, in Deuteronomy 7:3-4, He instructs them not to permit their children to intermarry with the people of those nations. If they had “utterly destroyed” these nations, who was left to marry? And …read more Source: K_Line Christian Online (ReadTheWholeBible.com)     ...
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Man pleads guilty in loan modification fraud scheme

By By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel More than $7 million taken from over 2,000 homeowners A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty in a mortgage modification scheme that operated in Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton , according to U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Christian Guesthouse Owners Accused of Homosexual Discrimination Fight Back in European Court

By Waithera Junghae ENGLAND – Two British Christian guesthouse owners accused of discriminating against homosexuals by offering rooms only to married couples will take their case directly to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Jeff and Sue Green, who run Highland Moors Guesthouse, state that they lost their faith in the British court system after the UK Supreme Court ruled against another guesthouse owner last year, declaring that they had unlawfully discriminated against a homosexual couple by refusing to let them share a room. “It seems that recent UK equality legislation is being used to undermine Christian faith and values,” Jeff Green stated. “We believe that the rights outlined in the European Convention on Human Rights are an illusion in the UK, so we have to go to Europe because we don’t have a fighting chance in the UK courts.” The Greens from Wales had a “married couples only” policy in place at their bed and breakfast that applied to unmarried straight couples as well. But the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) wrote to the Greens, challenging them over the policy and warning that it was unlawful to discriminate on grounds of “sexual orientation.” The EHRC’s original letter, signed by Susan Kelly, a …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Man arrested in Coral Gables armed burglary

A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday for an armed burglary that took place at a home in Coral Gables. The incident happened at 12:41 p.m. Thursday at 198 Sunrise Ave. Coral Gables police said Vaughn Cooper Jr. approached a woman through her garage, brandished a handgun and stole her jewelry before fleeing. Around the same time of the incident, police said dispatch received a call for a suspicious vehicle seen leaving the area. Through the continued investigation, authorities located the vehicle, a green Toyota Camry, with Cooper Jr. inside, police said. Cooper Jr. was charged with one count of armed burglary with a battery and one count of armed robbery. Police said Cooper Jr. was taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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