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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thoughts Left Over from Father's Day

This Father's Day, think of the influence of a man on souls of his descendants.

POLYGAMOUS FATHERS: A large hardbound book is about polygamous Jesse Smith, the cousin of Joseph who settled in Arizona. Jesse married five women and had 44 children. Now there are over 20,000 descendants, including the teachers at BYU. Think about when a family is so huge. He is in eternity, and sadly he has led them towards a tragic end.

CRIMINAL FATHERS: Ron Hutchcraft told of a criminal with over 1,200 descendants. Of these, 400 were wrecked by drugs, drinking, or sexual disease. 310 were beggars and 130 were convicted criminals. 60 were thieves, 7 murderers, and 20 learned a trade in prison.

CHRISTIAN FATHERS: The great preacher, Jonathan Edwards, was the president of Princeton. Following his linage are 100 college professors, 100 ministers, 100 lawyers and judges, 60 doctors, 24 authors and editors, and 14 college presidents.

Be careful about how our choices extend through the decades. Would we pass on a lukewarm faith to destroy who we love so much, our own children and precious generations to follow? God forbid! Be faithful to God! ~ C B

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Need of Fathers in the Home

"FATHERS, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4).

"85% of all youths in prison come from FATHERLESS homes (20x the national average)." –U.S. Dept. of Justice

"90% of all runaways & homeless children are from FATHERLESS homes (32x the national average)." –Justice and Behavior

"Girls without a FATHER at home are 711% likelier to have a teen pregnancy; 92% likelier to divorce." Need Biblical Fatherhood. 

"75% of all adolescents in chemical abuse centers come from FATHERLESS homes (10x the national average)."

"71% of high-school dropouts are from FATHERLESS homes (9x the avg). But kids w/ involved FATHERS are 70% less likely to drop out."

"80% of rapists with anger problems come from FATHERLESS homes (14x the national avg)." –Justice and Behavior

"63% of teen suicides come from FATHERLESS homes (5x the national avg)." –U.S. Dept. of Health

"Teens in FATHERLESS households had a 30% higher risk of smoking, drinking, or drug use than those in all 2-parent households."

"Even in high-crime areas, 90% of children from stable 2-parent homes, where the FATHER is involved do not become delinquents."

"Children w/ involved FATHERS are likelier to get A/B's in school; more likely to enjoy school; engage in productive activities."

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

History fills this #Jerusalem hotel that was once an Ottoman mansion and a Christian commune. Check out its stunning photos: Photo: Library of Congress

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

Repost -

This Poem came from Rhymes of Bible Doctrine (and other poems) written in 1949 by Benj. F. Dotson. I was given the booklet by my good friend, Dr. Dennis J. Brown. jnh
The new year, January one,
Tells us another year’s begun;
Adding one more span to the years,
Before the age-end soon appears;
Old nineteen hundred forty-eight,
Brought us so many things of fate;
The world’s outlook is not so bright,
The peace we hope is not in sight.

Nations are seething and in fear,
Worrying much that war is near;
They do not have that peace and calm,
For fear of the atomic bomb;
They fear America they say;
That is war we will lead the way;
They should know war of aggression,
Would ne’er be waged by this nation.

America wants lasting peace,
For wars of ev’ry kind to cease;
That nations should dwell together,
Doing good to one another;
Laying aside all suspicion,
Ev’ry act of indiscretion;
Live in harmony day by day,
We’re sure this is the Bible way.

But it won’t be, we’re sad to tell,
It would defeat a devil’s hell;
‘Twould also contradict the word,
Its revelations of the sword;
The age-end is too close in war,
Its Tribulation’s exit door;
It will bring the millennium,
That glorious age yet to come.

Cheer up, sad heart, lift up thy head,
There is One risen from the dead;
His soon return we are assured,
To reward those who have endured
The trials and sufferings for His sake,
Oh, let us for Him undertake;
His oft reproaches gladly bear,
Until we meet Him in the air.

By Benj. F. Dotson, D.D., Litt. D.
Pastor-Poet-Bible Teacher-Evangelist 1949