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GOD WORKS IN THREE’S (foundations of grace) death, burial, resurrection; (the kingdom of God) righteousness, peace, Holy Ghost ;( the greatness of God) was, is, is to come ;( three manifestations of God) Father, Son, Holy Ghost ;( in him we) live, move, have our being ;( now abideth these) faith, hope, love
The third of the threes are always sovereign ….the first two are always humanistic


 
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Young & Rubicam claim brands have replaced religious faith in giving meaning to people’s lives. The ad agency says that successful ’belief brands,’ such as Calvin Klein, Microsoft and Nike, work because they have fun and refuse to compromise their core beliefs. (The Net Economy 3/19/01)

 
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American Families
· 80% of Americans agree it is better for children if their parents are married, but 55% also agree that “love is what makes a family.”
· 49% of Americans agree that married people are happier than unmarried people.
· 97% of Americans in traditional families and 88% in nontraditional families say they are satisfied with their family life.
· 49% of nontraditional families and 37% of traditional families say they worry a lot about their children learning the right values.
· 29% of nontraditional families and 25% of traditional families say they worry a lot about their children maintaining the religious faith they were brought up in.
· 42% of evangelical Protestants agree that a family suffers if the woman has a full-time job, yet 48% of evangelicals in traditional families have two adults who work full time versus 40% of all traditional parents. (Religion Ethics 10/21/05)


 
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MEASURING UP

In Washington D.C. there is a building called the "National Institute of Standards & Technology." This facility is responsible for storing perfect samples of weights and measurements. They have what are called “prototypes” of pound weights and kilograms. Measuring rods for feet, yards & metric measurements like meters. For example, they have a “Meter Standard” a reinforced bar of platinum alloyed with exactly 10% iridium. When they want to know the exact measurement of a “meter” they cool this bar down to 0 degrees Celsius at a sea level of 45 degrees latitude then they know they will have the exact tip to tip measurement of a meter. That bar is known as “prototype #27, because the original is kept in a suburb of Paris at the International Bureau of Weights & Measures.

We Christians also have a measuring rod that never chang...

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Mormons believe salvation comes in two parts: General and Individual. Generally, all of humanity will be saved when they are resurrected and judged according to their works. Individually, if a person wants to earn forgiveness from personal sins, they must meet certain requirements, including faith, baptism, obedience to Mormon doctrine, and good works. How wrong! (They Canˇ¦t All Be Right? By Steven Russo p. 62-63)

 
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Consumers Are Losing Faith in many companies they deal with, and companies aren’t doing much to stop it, says a new Datamonitor report. 86% percent of U.S. and European consumers have become more distrustful of corporations within the past 5 years. What do people trust? Word of mouth recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues are more trustworthy than corporate generated content. Socially responsible companies are considered more trustworthy. A good track record in business ethics is influential. Aligning with a cause works for some. Brands are rooted in the trust consumers place in them. Trusting consumers tend to forgive mistakes. This may also be an era of the influence of the personal testimony of Christ’s transforming pwoer in a life. (Inside 1 to 1 3/27/06)

 
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Consumers Are Losing Faith in many companies they deal with, and companies aren’t doing much to stop it, says a new Datamonitor report. 86% percent of U.S. and European consumers have become more distrustful of corporations within the past 5 years. What do people trust? Word of mouth recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues are more trustworthy than corporate generated content. Socially responsible companies are considered more trustworthy. A good track record in business ethics is influential. Aligning with a cause works for some. Brands are rooted in the trust consumers place in them. Trusting consumers tend to forgive mistakes. This may also be an era of the influence of the personal testimony of Christ’s transforming pwoer in a life. (Inside 1 to 1 3/27/06)

 
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"YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A JESUS."

It is truly heartwarming to know that millions of people around the world believe in Santa. Sure, most are under four feet tall, but still it’s amazing that so many believe in the big guy in the red suit. Consider the following:

Around the globe, today, live approximately two billion children (persons under 18). Santa doesn’t visit all of them, of course. Subtracting the number of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, or Buddhist children reduces Santa’s Christmas Eve workload to 15 percent of the total, or 378 million children (according to the Population Reference Bureau). At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, and presuming that there is at least one good child in each home, Santa must visit about 108 million homes.

Santa has about 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 967.7 visits per second. That means that at each household with a good child, Santa has around 1/1000th of a second to park the sleigh, hop out, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left for him, and get back up the chimney, jump into the sleigh, and get on to the next house.

For the purposes of our calculations, we will assume that each of these 108 million stops is evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false). We’re talking about a trip of 0.78 miles per household; a total trip of 75.5 million miles, not counting bathroom stops or breaks. To cover that ground in 31 hours, Santa’s sleigh moves at 650 miles per second--3,000 times the speed of sound. By comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second, and a conventional reindeer can run (at best) 15 miles per hour.

The payload of the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized Lego set (two pounds), the sleigh must carry over 500 thousand tons, not counting Santa himself. On land, a conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. In air, even granting that the "flying" reindeer could pull 10 times the normal amount, the job can’t be done with a mere eight or nine of them—Santa would need 360,000 of them. This increases the payload, not counting the weight of the sleigh, another 54,000 tons, or roughly seven times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth (the ship, not the monarch).
Six hundred thousand tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance—this would heat up the reindeer in the same fashion as a spacecraft reentering the earth’s atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer would absorb 14.3 quintillion joules of energy per second each. In short, they would burst into flames almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them and creating deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team would be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second, or right about the time Santa reached the fifth house on his trip.
Not that it matters, however, since Santa, as a result of accelerating from a dead stop to 650 miles per second in .001 seconds, would be subje...

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Bible Study Boom
According to the International Coalition of Workplace Ministries in 2000, there were 79 books published about faith and work compared to 2,000 titles in the past two years. More workplace Bible studies is a key driver. (Christianity Today 3/07)

 
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Mel Gibson has been named the "most powerful Christian" in Hollywood by Beliefnet. Clout is defined as a celebrity who has the sway to choose their career direction, while keeping their faith and even injecting it into their work in subtle or not-so-subtle ways. Denzel Washington and Patricia Heaton were dubbed the 2nd and 3rd most powerful. (The Christian Post 10/17/07)

 
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