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With all our efforts to reform and lift human nature to a higher level in society and the world, things just seem to be getting worse.

According to evolution, mankind is supposed to continue improving and getting better, but that just doesn’t seem to be working. With all the advanced education, we have become smarter – yet, we seem to be getting dumber at the same time.

Of course, we have cleared our consciences in some respect. We no longer cringe at the thought of young babies having their arms torn off or their skulls crushed in the womb. Killings and robberies are commonplace, along with the use of drugs. Homosexuals are accepted, and the B4U-ACT organization seeking to normalize pedophilia will be allowed because it is also purportedly an alternative lifestyle. Even our government leaders lie, using deceptive tactics without even a sign of remorse. What is happening?

May I make a suggestion? Somewhere along the line we lost our moral standard to live by. It was the Ten Commandments! We said, “Who needs them anymore?” So they were banned from our society by the courts and replaced by the teaching of evolution! Man became his own ruler!

Yet, when we are desperate and in great need – I mean when we fall down the well head-first – I think even the atheists pray! In spite of denials, down deep in every heart is the little voice telling us: There is a God, and America knows it!

Why the struggle? It would be better and easier to just say: “God, have your way in my life!”

Gil Ward

Evans

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GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 08/22/13 - 01:55 am
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Most Bible-believers are

Most Bible-believers are unaware that the only listing of the Ten Commandments that is actually called by the Bible writer "the ten commandments" is the one at Exodus 34 (see Ex 34:28):

1.Worship no other god (v 14)
2. Make no molten gods (v 17)
3. Keep the feast of unleavened bread for seven days (v 18)
4. All firstlings are God's (v 19)
5. Rest on the seventh day (v 21)
6. Observe the feast of weeks, the firstfruits of wheat harvest and feast of ingathering (v 22)
7. All men gather before God three times a year (v 23)
8. Use no leaven when offering blood sacrifice; leave nothing of the Passover until morning (v 25)
9. Bring the firstfruits to the temple (v 26)
10. Do not boil a kid in its mother's milk (v 26)
I'm often shocked at how little "believers" know about what they believe.
Ask a believer what they know about the process of how the bible came to be what we know as the bible. No clue.

soldout
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soldout 08/22/13 - 04:22 am
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Gil honors God

Good letter by Gil. When we honor God He honors us. Everyone knows the answer but pride; which is the only source of sin, keeps people from living the answer. Once you accept what Jesus did for you and have His peace and joy everything else will seem foolish. It is a struggle to daily believe all this just happened and there is no creator. That is why we try every sin to fill that hole inside that only a relationship with God can accomplish. If you ask God to prove He is real He will do it. He said, "trust me, try me and prove me". Your "little gods" like evolution, medical science, and education won't get you through this life very well and do nothing for you beyond the grave.

carcraft
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carcraft 08/22/13 - 05:35 am
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God has blessed, honored, and

God has blessed, honored, and lifted me from drug addiction and other sins. I tell of what I know. I feel sad for those that have not experienced God's presents in their life.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/22/13 - 07:38 am
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"I'm often shocked at how

"I'm often shocked at how little "believers" know about what they believe. Ask a believer what they know about the process of how the bible came to be what we know as the bible. No clue."

Really? You make FALSE claims about the Bible (easily proven) and then say YOU are shocked at how little they know?

"Most Bible-believers are unaware that the ONLY listing of the Ten Commandments that is actually called by the Bible writer "the ten commandments" is the one at Exodus 34 (see Ex 34:28):"

Really? So GOD,talking to Moses in Exodus 20, didn't actually refer to it as the "Ten commandments" but GAVE the commandments anyway; then Moses, when telling the people about the commandments, referes to them as "ten commandments" and you believe theres no mention of them besides this? So since God didn't give them a title; they aren't there? What kind of rational logic is this?

http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/book.php?book=Exodus&chapter=20&verse=

The ACTUAL commandments!! And if we ALL followed them, what a peaceful world we would have!!

It appears, SOMEONE didn't actually know the Bible!!

It's called twisting and choosing scripture to fit your agenda. Satan quoted scripture as well; when he was tempting Christ on the mount!! He did the same thing, twisted it, just slightly to fit his agenda; making it lose it's entire meaning.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/22/13 - 07:36 am
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Carcraft

I've known MANY with the same testimony!! God has helped MANY out of sustance abuse!! But some will continue to place their trust in mankind, which I will simply NEVER understand!!

I can HONESTLY say; I can't recall ever hearing someone give a rehab facility or counselor credit for bringing them out of addiction, and that is the TRUTH!! But I've heard MANY give God praise and credit for bringing them out, AFTER they sought His help!!

Matt 6:33: "But seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 08/22/13 - 07:47 am
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Gil,Gil, Gil

"B4U-ACT organization seeking to normalize pedophilia."
Quit spreading this ridiculous paranoia. Pedophilia is not normal not now not ever. Just who do you think you are spreading this garbage. You should work for The Onion. You make about as much sense.

carcraft
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carcraft 08/22/13 - 08:05 am
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Aww Shrimp, any one who said

Aww Shrimp, any one who said Homosexuals would be considered normal 50 years ago would have been treated with the same derision! I was watching a case presented on the news about an 18 year women and a 14 year old girl. The two females had been ordered by a judge not to communicate with each other etc. they ignored the judges orders and are now facing the consequences. There are protests rainbow flags etc. because of the " persecution" of their "love" ! It is well down the road!

carcraft
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carcraft 08/22/13 - 08:24 am
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THE TRICK

The trick of the left is to find cases such as the one I mentioned that seem to fall into a "gray" zone. Once bending the law for those in the gray area become acceptable then the "gray" zone boundaries are broadened until the law is meaningless. Those that Adhere to the law are tarred as being bigots and narrow minded homo/ sexual/ phobes and the culture is altered to accept the perversion!

pearlthesquirrel
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pearlthesquirrel 08/22/13 - 08:36 am
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Read all about it - banned in Djibouti !!!
Unpublished

I quote: "So they were banned from our society by the courts and were replaced by the teaching of evolution!" WOW. Can somebody - maybe Gil could do that - tell me when they were BANNED from society. If you were trying to make me laugh Gil, well buddy, you accomplished it. You also accomplished one more thing - you showed me that the Chronicle doesn't give a hoot about accuracy within the letters they print. Really? The 10 C's were banned from society and then replaced by the teaching of evolution - man, that's funny because I have NO recollection of that at all.
Once again, a Chronicle regular, in this case, Gil "The Thrill" Ward, makes a fool of himself, the Chronicle, and correct information. But hey, a leopard (The Augusta Chronicle ) never changes its spots, does it? Oh man, BANNED from society.......and the Earth is round.....and the Earth orbits the Sun.....and evolution is just a theory.....and we evolved from apes.....and the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.....and we went to the moon.....and electricity takes the path of least resistance.....and water runs downhill.....and E = mc-squared.....and a pound equals 16 ounces.....and 2 + 2 = 4.....and I used to believe all of that stuff. I guess I'm going to have to absolutely erase my mind - thanks to G.W. - and get a blank slate and start all over again because everything I was taught is apparently incorrect! Thanks G.W.

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Jon Lester 08/22/13 - 08:50 am
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This is America. Every citizen is sovereign.

I therefore have no patience for any suggestion that I should simply waive my individual liberties to conform to a decidedly anti-individualistic way of life, even without getting into the objectionable particulars of it.

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 08/22/13 - 10:14 am
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Gil Ward has done a good job

Gil Ward has done a good job of noting our nation's downward slide in morals since the Bible's removal from government schools and from much of ethics. Sadly, the slide described in Romans 1:18-32 is playing out before our very eyes.

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18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them (English Standard Version).

myfather15
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myfather15 08/22/13 - 10:15 am
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Shrimp

30 years ago; who would have thought transgendered students, would be able to use whichever restroom THEY identify with???

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grouse 08/22/13 - 11:16 am
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Interesting that the God of
Unpublished

Interesting that the God of Abraham has had something like four to five thousand years to work his magic, yet he can't seem to get the human race to "get it together." If Mr. Ward is a Christian, he seems to forgotten that Jesus said the greatest commandment is (paraphrasing) to love God and love your neighbor as yourself...and yes, there are three versions of the 10 commandments in the Bible.

validPoint
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validPoint 08/22/13 - 11:37 am
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Beautiful Article

Such a beautiful article. Even so, there will allways be doubters, speculators, and unbelievers. The bottom line is the word of God will work for anyone who is willing to work it. It is an individual thing. My conviction is every word of God is true, EVERYTHING he promises, he will do.

He rains on the just as well as the unjust. Yet, He has promised that His mercy will endure forever. I believe it. The ten commandments are not dead. Anyone who has received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior continues to keep them through Him.

Your comment "...with all the education...yet we seem to begetting dummer..." is so true. Mankind has been able to calculate the distance of the moon from the sun and the sun from the earth. Yet in many instances mankind has not learned self control.

One of the problems I find in dealing with others is a lack of trust. Folk are willing to believe only the things they can see and rationalize. God is much higher than mankind's "pea sized vision". Many believe miracles do not happen today. That is far from the truth because i have seen a few and know they came from the unaldurated hand of God.

One of the most beautiful things about God in my opinion, is the fact that no one has a monopoly on Him. He is not impressed with silver or gold, education or lack of, all he asks for is Faith and obedience.

The ability to be able to surrender to Him and His will not only shows great strength, but yields the greates benefits that can be found anywhere.

Thank you so much for posting such a beautiful, inspiring, and truth filled articlle.

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InChristLove 08/22/13 - 05:41 pm
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Validpoint, your comment is

Validpoint, your comment is very well articulated and accurate. Thank you.

carcraft
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carcraft 08/22/13 - 08:27 pm
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If those that lack faith are

If those that lack faith are looking for things that upset the apple cart read about the life of Joan of Arch. Her story even tamed Mark Twain. I do not understand it all but if ever God upset an apple cart it was by Joan of Arch. The whole thing is very well documented and the records of her court proceedings are still present. Then you can read about the healings that occurred at Lourdes. The are multiply documented miracles including the lady in the car wreck and the priest that appeared to pray with them. God is still in the miracle business if you look.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/23/13 - 05:46 am
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Validpoint

"One of the problems I find in dealing with others is a lack of trust. Folk are willing to believe only the things they can see and rationalize. God is much higher than mankind's "pea sized vision"."

Excellent comment; but it's FAR more sinister than a lack of trust or believing only what they see and can rationalize. They believe MANY things that NO human being can rationalize. They also place their FULL TRUST in the flawed HUMAN BEING!! But the COMMOM PEOPLE have been brainwashed to do this for MANY YEARS now!!! The liberal's started taking over the education system in the early 19000's!! They KNEW that THIS was the way to take over America!! You can't defeat her with might, you must defeat her from within; but changing their hearts and minds!!

Making wrong seem right and right seem wrong!! It's called confusion and it's Satan's biggetst tool!! That's why he is called the King of Babylon; because babylon comes from babble; which means CONFUSION!! They've intentionally led people away from God and anything just and moral!! How else can you explain a society who each year, get's softer and softer on punishing REAL criminals; yet thinks it's perfectly fine to MURDER babies inside the womb?

validPoint
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validPoint 08/25/13 - 04:29 pm
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Watch, pray and seek

My Father15, the things you have written concerning responses, are the main reason folk should watch, seek and pray for themselves. People are doing all sorts of things in the name of the Lord. We are plainly told through the scriptures that satan comes as an angel of light and would deceive the very elect if it were possible ( 2 Corinth 11:14). It is not possible because God has already promised not to have his people ignorant.

He spoke through the prophet Jeremiah, "call, and I will answer and show you great and mighty things that you know not.(Jeremiah 33:3NKJV). The writer of the book of Hebrews tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We are further told it is best to place confidence in God, not mankind.(psalms 118:8). Just this morning, it was impressed upon me that when Hope is placed in material things, the end result is disappointment.

God will have no other God than Himself(Exodus 20:5), and He has various ways of proving that point. Those who have learned to discern the times, already know what time it is.

Furthermore, we already know that God is not the author of confusion(1Corinthians 14:33). When we see confusion at work, we know who is working, and it sure is not the spirit of the true and living God.

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