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  • A love letter from god



    Jerry M Watkins Hello. To all my friends 05/16/10 11:43 PM
    My friends I god loves you so much that he died on the cross for he suffered for you. The ones on drugs the ones smocking cigarettes the ones who are lonely who feels like know one cares some one some where there is some one who is in pain that needs to let you know that your friends can only ...talke to you but god can fix your pain your hurt your fears of life
    For the father know you before you was ever born so don't think that god dos not love you care for you
    You see we all have pain we all are going throw something. You see we all lost a friend a family member some where in your life there is a pain that needs to be fix god can fix that for you see I come on here face book to show the ones out there that know one wants to talke about they need
    Love too for god didn't just come for the ones who have it all he came for the ones who are poor who are sick and who has lesser then other. Remember I keep the one you don't here about in prayer you see if you was in there shoes then you will see how it feels to hurt to know that others look down on you may be you are fat short de fromed know matter what it is jesus died for you his hand is all way open for you so the ones out there who are on drugs drinking what ever it is give it all to the lord who loves you I am keeping all of you in prayer here is a love letter from god to all of you who are hurting who feel that no one cares about you or like you in god he loves you no matter what you don or did in your life my friends my name is jerry and I have a lot of websites to reach out to the ones who no one talkes about god bless you and keep you Jerryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De40GGwqlB8See More

  • The Obesity Epidemic in America

    Hello. My friends at netlog and aoo of you out there 02/11/2010 4:17 PM
    I have something I want to shear with all of you about THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA.
    I want you to read this and I hope it will help some one out there ok read.

    The Obesity Epidemic in America

    By

    Weeks Parker

    DON'T EAT SAUSAGE BISCUITS

    Several months ago I attended a lecture by a health expert who told her audience that sausage biscuits were very harmful to our physical health. She advised anyone who likes sausage biscuits to eat only ONE once a year on their birthday. The consumption of sausage biscuits can cause obesity which often leads to diabetes, heart problems and other related illnesses.

    HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU WEIGH?

    The Health Educator told us that we should never weigh much more than we did when we were 18 years old. Although she was in her 50's, this lecturer was slim and trim and she told us that she still weighed about the same as she did when she was 18 years old. I am 5 feet 10 inches tall and weigh about 140 pounds which is only a few pounds more than I weighed when I was in high school and college. I have always eaten in MODERATION, and I firmly believe this is the secret to never becoming obese the way 80 percent of my friends have. Some extremely foolish people LIVE TO EAT, but I EAT TO LIVE.

    OBESITY EPIDEMIC

    During her lecture, the Health Educator verified what I had written about in one of my books. She said that 80 percent of all adults in the United States are now overweight, and that many children are also obese. She highly recommended that we avoid sweets, especially pies, cakes and candy bars. She also suggested that when we eat meat, poultry or fish it should be no larger than the size of a deck of cards. All fat and skin should be removed from any meat before eating it. She recommended baking or broiling rather than frying food. Lots of fresh vegetables and fruits are highly recommended. When you go to a restaurant with someone else, it is recommended that you place only one order for food and then share it with each other by asking the waitress for an extra empty plate. Most restaurants serve you twice as much food as your body needs. When you are dining at a buffet restaurant you should NEVER go back for seconds, and you should drink water rather than carbonated beverages.

    The Obesity Epidemic In America Is Getting Worse 02/11/2010 4:22 PM

    March 5, 2002

    The latest results of The Harris Poll® on smoking, seatbelt usage and obesity revealed that though Americans are remembering to strap in and not light up, when it comes to the buffet table they can't seem to back off.

    Since 1983 Harris Interactive(SM) has surveyed the public to determine how many are overweight and underweight, as well as to track their seatbelt use and smoking behavior. This year The Harris Poll®, conducted between January 16 and 21 via telephone with a nationwide cross-section of 1,011 adults (18+), proved once again that the biggest obstacle Americans face when managing their health is managing their weight. More specifically, the poll found:

    Among people over 25 (the population for which the Metropolitan Life tables were developed) 80% of the public are overweight, up from 58% in 1983, 64% in 1990 and 71% in 1995.
    Fully 33% are now twenty percent overweight, a reasonable measure of obesity, compared to 15% in 1983, 16% in 1990, and 22% in 1995. In other words, obesity has more than doubled from less than one-sixth of the population eighteen years ago to one-third today.
    While the proportion of adults who smoke cigarettes is down to 23% in this survey, this is a decline of only seven points (from 30%) since 1983, and of three points (from 26%) since 1990. Indeed, all the modest changes in the smoking rate, as Harris Interactive has measured it over the last few years, are within the possible sampling error for this survey. So if there has been any reduction in the smoking rate over the last decade, it has been extremely modest.
    81% of all adults say that they now wear seatbelts when in the front seat of a car. This is a huge increase over the 19% who said this in 1983, the 65% in 1990 and the 73% in 1995. This is perhaps the biggest single success story on public health over the last twenty years. One reason for this huge change was the laws passed in the 1980s by states to mandate seat belt use. It's a powerful example of how legislation, even when weakly enforced as it is in most states, can change both attitudes and behavior very dramatically. Another reason is that - unlike smoking cessation or weight control - seat belt use requires no self-discipline, no sacrifice of gratification and no need to overcome addiction. There is gain without pain.
    Success and failure in attempts to lose weight. Obesity continues to increase even though many people are trying to lose weight and a surprisingly large number claim to have been successful.
    This survey found that:

    Most people (60%) say they would like to lose weight, including 72% of those who are overweight (as well as some of those who are not).
    A similar proportion of all adults (58%) say they have made a serious effort to lose weight, including 65% of those who are overweight now (and substantial numbers who are not overweight).
    More than half (57%) of those who say they successfully lost weight say they have managed to stay at more or less the same weight. This represents 28% of all adults. So what? The health impact of obesity
    A recent issue of Issue Focus published by Grantmakers in Health reports that: "According to U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, overweight and obesity may soon cause as much preventable disease and death as cigarette smoking. The conditions are already responsible for as many as 300,000 premature deaths each year and cost the nation $117 billion in 2000 alone.
    Excess Pounds, Extra Problems
    Obesity is associated with an increased risk for:

    Type 2 diabetes
    Hypertension
    High blood cholesterol
    Heart disease
    Stroke
    Cancer
    Gallbladder diseases
    Asthma
    Osteoarthritis
    Depression
    Complications in pregnancy
    Sleep apnea
    While individual body weight has a complex set of causes, most researchers attribute the recent increase in obesity among both adults and children to two simple facts: We are eating more and exercising less. In the 1990s, Americans consumed more food and several hundred more calories per day than they did in the 1970s. Why? Fewer meals were eaten at home, average portion sizes grew, and the availability of convenience foods - foods that are high in fat and sugar - exploded."

    Dr. Louis Aronne, clinical associate professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College at Cornell University in New York City and one of the nation's leading obesity experts, believes that if Americans were to focus on lowering their Body Mass Index just a few points the associated health benefits would be enormous. Body mass index, or BMI, is determined by a measurement based on height and weight. It is the most frequent tool doctors use to determine a person's degree of obesity and how it correlates with other health risks.

    We're not talking about unrealistic goals, says Dr. Aronne. If Americans were to make the effort to manage their weight using a variety of options, including better nutrition, more exercise, approved medications or even surgical approaches, we would be rewarded with significantly better health.

    Smoking, Overweight and Seat Belt Use - Trends 1983 - 2002
    Base: All adults over 25

    Smoke Cigarettes(1)
    Are Overweight
    20% or More Overweight*
    Always Wear Seatbelts**

    1983 %
    30
    58
    15
    19

    1984 %
    28
    56
    N/A
    27

    1985 %
    30
    62
    15
    41

    1986 %
    27
    59
    N/A
    55

    1987 %
    28
    59
    15
    57

    1988 %
    26
    64
    18
    60

    1989 %
    28
    61
    17
    63

    1990 %
    26
    64
    16
    65

    1991 %
    25
    63
    15
    69

    1992 %
    24
    66
    N/A
    70

    1993 %
    -
    -
    -
    -

    1994 %
    26
    69
    N/A
    71

    1995 %
    25
    71
    22
    73

    1996 %
    24
    74
    24
    75

    1997 %
    26
    72
    27
    74

    1998 %
    26
    76
    28
    77

    1999 %
    24
    74
    27
    77

    2000 %
    21
    79
    32
    79

    2001 %
    25
    76
    32
    81

    2002 %
    23
    80
    33
    81

    *Adults over 25 (for weight only).
    **When in front seat of car.
    N/A= Not available

    Notes: Almost all these surveys were conducted in January or February in the years listed.
    (1) The 23% of the public who smoke cigarettes does not include others who do not smoke cigarettes but smoke cigars (2%), a pipe (less than 0.5%) or who chew tobacco(1%). In all, according to our latest survey, 26% are exposed to tobacco through smoking or chewing (see Table 2).

    Use of Other Types of Tobacco
    "Do you smoke a pipe or cigars or use chewing tobacco?"

    Base: All adults

    All Adults %
    Smoke Cigarettes %
    Now Don't Smoke Cigarettes Now %

    Pipe
    1
    2
    *

    Cigars
    4
    11
    2

    Chewing tobacco
    1
    1
    1

    Note: Those who use any type of tobacco including cigarettes: 26%. Less than 0.5%.

    Would Like To Lose Weight
    "Would you like to lose weight, or not?"

    Base: All adults

    Total %
    Underweight %
    Within Range %
    Overweight %

    Would like
    60
    12
    24
    72

    Would not
    40
    88
    76
    28

    How Many Times Have Tried to Lose Weight
    "How many times, if ever, in your life have you made a serious effort to lose weight?"

    Base: All adults

    Total %
    Underweight %
    Within Range %
    Overweight %

    Have ever tried to lose weight (net)
    58
    27
    40
    65

    Once or twice
    28
    15
    24
    29

    3 - 5 times
    15
    11
    7
    17

    More than 5 times
    15
    2
    10
    18

    Mean
    (if tried)
    8
    3
    8
    9

    Median
    (if tried)
    3
    2
    2
    3

    The Last Time You Tried to Lose Weight Were You Successful?
    "The last time you tried to lose weight were you successful in losing weight, or not?"

    Base: Tried to lose weight

    Total %
    Underweight %
    Within Range %
    Overweight %

    Successful
    85
    87
    88
    86

    Not successful
    13
    13
    11
    12

    Not sure/Refused
    2
    -
    2
    3

    NOTE: The 85% of those who tried to lose weight who say they successfully did so represents 50% of all adults.

    If Succeeded In Losing Weight Have You Managed to Keep It Off?
    "Have you managed to stay at more or less the same weight you were then, or have you put most of the weight you lost back on again?"

    Base: Was successful in losing weight

    Total %
    Underweight %
    Within Range %
    Overweight %

    Managed to stay at
    (reduced) weight 57 93 78 53
    Put most of weight
    on again 41 7 22 46
    Not sure 1 - - 2

    To become a member of the Harris Poll Online, and be invited to participate in future online surveys, visit www.harrispollonline.com.

    Methodology Harris Poll® was conducted by telephone within the United States between January 16-21, 2002 among a nationwide cross section of 1,011 adults. Figures for age, sex, race, education, number of adults and number of voice/telephone lines in the household were weighted where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population. In theory, with a probability sample of this size, one can say with 95 percent certainty that the results have a statistical precision of plus or minus 3 percentage points of what they would be if the entire adult population had been polled with complete accuracy.

    These statements conform to the principles of disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

    About Harris Interactive(SM). Harris Interactive is a worldwide market research and consulting firm, best known for The Harris Poll® and its pioneering use of the Internet to conduct scientifically accurate market research. Strengthened by its recent merger with Total Research Corporation, the Company now combines the power of technology with international expertise in predictive, custom, and strategic research. Headquartered in the United States, with offices in the United Kingdom, Japan and a global network of local market and opinion research firms, the Company conducts international research with fluency in multiple

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpSfBp95NfQ/ Obesity Epidemic in America's Youth 02/11/2010 4:25 PM video youtube

  • THIS IS A RARE, COLLECTORS ITEM

    Hello. Netlog friends 01/18/2010 6:05 PM

    How are you doing ok? I have something to shear with you it is about jesus with out a picture.
    Some one wrote wrote how he looked Insted of looking at a picture here it is.

    THIS IS A RARE, COLLECTORS ITEM

    The Only Known Pen Picture of "Jesus" From Which All Artists Have Had To Work.

    This description of Christ was written by Publius Lentullus, President of Judea, in the reign of Tibersius Caesar to that Monarch of Rome, and first appeared in the writings of Saint Anselm of Canterbury in the Eleventh Century.

    There appeared in these our days a man of great virtue, named Jesus Christ, who is yet living among us, and of the Gentile is accepted for a prophet of truth, but His own disciples call Him the Son of God. He raiseth the dead, and cureth all manner of diseases. A man of stature somewhat tall and comely, with very reverend countenance, such as the beholders may love and fear. His hair of a colour of a chestnut full ripe, plain to His ears, whence downward it is more orient and curling and wavering about His shoulders; in the midst of His head is a seam or partition in His hair, after the manner of the Nazarites. His forehead plain and very delicate; His face without spot or wrinkle, beautified with a lovely red; His, nose and mouth so formed as nothing can be reprehended, His beard thickish; in colour like His hair, not very long, but forked; His look innocent and mature; His eyes grey, clear and quick. In reproving He is terrible; in admonishing, courteous and fair spoken; pleasant in conversation, mixed with gravity. It cannot be remembered that any have seen Him laugh, but many have seen Him weep. In proportion of body excellent; His hands and arms most delicate to behold. In speaking, very temperate, modest and wise. A man for His singular beauty, surpassing the children of men.

    Compliments of

    Weeks & Myra Parker

    And here is something else I want to shear with you a video called-THE WEEKS PARKER STORY
    Of a person who went to sleep and there sprit life there bobly.
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    I have something else to shear with you some pictures I think you would like to see.
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    And I have another video to shear with you on AIRCRAFT CARRIER look at this video I hope you like it
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    Excellent Advice for this New Year 2010/ 01/20/2010 6:09 PM

    HANDBOOK 2010

    Health:
    1. Drink plenty of water.
    2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
    3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
    4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
    5. Make time to pray.
    6. Play more games
    7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
    8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
    9. Sleep for 7 hours.
    10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

    Personality:
    11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
    12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
    13. Don't over do Keep your limits.
    14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
    15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
    16. Dream more while you are awake
    17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
    18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
    19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
    20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
    21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
    22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
    23. Smile and laugh more.
    24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree..

    Society:
    25. Call your family often.
    26. Each day give something good to others.
    27. Forgive everyone for everything..
    28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
    29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
    30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
    31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

    Life:
    32. Do the right thing!
    33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
    34. GOD heals everything.
    35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
    36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
    37. The best is yet to come..
    38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
    39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

    This is funny, ‘cause our neighbors had an Bull Mastiff, and we babysitted it. Time to take walks, it took Mike for a walk. They couldn’t weigh him at the Vet, they had to go to a dairy to do it. And of course his name was “Zeus”. 01/21/2010

    This is funny, ‘cause our neighbors had an Bull Mastiff, and we babysitted it. Time to take walks, it took Mike for a walk. They couldn’t weigh him at the Vet, they had to go to a dairy to do it. And of course his name was “Zeus”.

    Dog For Sale
    Free to good home. Excellent guard dog.
    Owner cannot afford to
    feed him anymore, as there are no more drug pushers, thieves, murderers,
    or molesters left in the neighborhood for him to eat.
    Most of them knew Jethro only by his
    street name,
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  • Smoking Cigarettes Will Kill You

    Hello. My friends out there and here at netlog. 01/17/2010 2:50 PM

    I want to shear something with you it is about smocking Cigarettes.
    Don't you know that smocking can give you loung cancer.
    Why do you all spend money on Cigarettes then buying food for the house or buying clothes to where.
    If you would stop spending money on buying Cigarettes and beer americans will have money to spend
    So I hope you will look at this and learn something from it Jerry

    Smoking Cigarettes Will Kill You

    Change in cigarettes more dangerous to lungs?

    Higher levels of chemical linked to certain type of lung cancer, study finds

    WASHINGTON - It may be riskier on the lungs to smoke cigarettes today than it was a few decades ago — at least in the U.S., says new research that blames changes in cigarette design for fueling a certain type of lung cancer.

    Up to half of the nation's lung cancer cases may be due to those changes, Dr. David Burns of the University of California, San Diego, told a recent meeting of tobacco researchers.

    It's not the first time that scientists have concluded the 1960s movement for lower-tar cigarettes brought some unexpected consequences. But this study, while preliminary, is among the most in-depth looks. And intriguingly it found the increase in a kind of lung tumor called adenocarcinoma was higher in the U.S. than in Australia even though both countries switched to so-called milder cigarettes at the same time.

    "The most likely explanation for it is a change in the cigarette," Burns said in an interview — and he cited a difference: Cigarettes sold in Australia contain lower levels of nitrosamines, a known carcinogen, than those sold in the U.S.

    That's circumstantial evidence that requires more research, he acknowledged.

    But anti-smoking advocates are citing the study as Congress considers whether the Food and Drug Administration should regulate tobacco, legislation that would give the agency power to decide such things as whether to set caps on certain chemicals in tobacco smoke.

    Smokers once tended to get lung cancer in larger air tubes, particularly a type named "squamous cell carcinoma." Then doctors noticed a jump in adenocarcinoma, which grows in small air sacs far deeper in the lung. Initial studies blamed introduction of filtered, lower-tar cigarettes. When smokers switched, they began inhaling more deeply to get their nicotine jolt, pushing cancer-causing smoke deeper than before.

    Burns' study, presented at a meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, took a closer look. He compared smoking behaviors of different age groups over four decades — how much they smoked, when they started, when they quit — and how cancer-risk changed.
    The risk of squamous cell carcinoma stayed about the same over those years, Burns found. But adenocarcinoma rose. It makes up 65 percent to 70 percent of newly occurring U.S. lung cancer cases, but no more than 40 percent of Australia's lung cancer, he said.

    While the nation's total lung cancer cases have inched down as the number of smokers has dropped in recent years, the study suggests an individual smoker's risk of getting cancer is higher.

    It's well known that cigarettes differ from country to country, because of different tobacco crops grown locally and smokers' varying tastes. Nitrosamines are a byproduct of tobacco processing and levels vary for several reasons, including differences in curing practices.

    Australian cigarettes contain about 20 percent of the nitrosamine content of U.S. cigarettes, making the chemical a prime suspect, concluded Burns, who has been scientific editor of several surgeon general reports on tobacco.

    That doesn't rule out a role for deeper inhaling, cautioned Dr. Michael Thun of the American Cancer Society: "There's several strong suspects in the lineup. They may have acted in combination."

    Philip Morris USA spokesman David Sutton called the study speculative and hard to evaluate until it's published in a medical journal, something Burns plans to do.

    Still, Philip Morris, which supports FDA tobacco regulation, began taking steps with its growers in 2000 that have yielded "significantly lower" nitrosamine levels in recent years' supplies, Sutton said.

    Be careful in assuming lower-nitrosamine cigarettes are less lethal, said Dr. Neal Benowitz of the University of California, San Francisco, a well-known tobacco expert. Lung cancer is only one of tobacco's many risks — it causes heart disease and other killer diseases, too.

    "If you reduce someone's (lung cancer) risk by 10 percent, that's not really meaningful for an individual," he said. "The goal still is to get them to stop."

    cigarettes will kill you-no butts about it

    1. List all the specific personal reasons for why you want to stop smoking, including the gains of quitting, and then set a concrete day for quitting.

    2. Speak with your provider about products and programs and that are designed to help you quit.

    3. Get rid of all cigarettes, lighters, ash trays and matches (other than safety matches) right before your quit date.

    4. Avoid places that you smoke in, people that you smoke with and places that you buy cigarettes.

    5. Sit in non-smoking sections or go to smoking prohibited cafeterias and restaurants. Spend time in public buildings, museums, stores, theatres, hospitals, etc, where you can't smoke.

    6. Get away from the table immediately after you eat and do something incompatible with smoking (e.g. walk, do dishes, wash hands, garden, hobbies, etc).

    7. Keep handy a range of low calorie and non-edible smoking substitutes to use when you have an urge to smoke. Ice water, toothpicks, sugar-free candies and mints, worry beads, hand-held computer games work well. Have them available on your person, at home, work and car.

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    8. Tell every one you know that you are now smoke free, and thank them for their support.

    9. Be good to yourself! Do something special and if possible try to reduce undue stress and demands for a few days.

    10. Review your reasons to give up cigarettes, and stay smoke free for tomorrow.

    11. Start a money jar. For each day that you don't have a cigarette place in the amount of $$ that you would have spent in smoking. Keep this for yourself for a special reward.
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    Have You Ever Wondered What's In a Cigarette? 01/17/2010 3:51 PM

    Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT.
    Nicotine is highly addictive. Smoke containing nicotine is inhaled into the lungs, and the nicotine reaches your brain in just six seconds.

    Nicotine in small doses acts as a stimulant to the brain. In large doses, it's a depressant, inhibiting the flow of signals between nerve cells. In even larger doses, it's a lethal poison, affecting the heart, blood vessels, and hormones. Nicotine in the bloodstream acts to make the smoker feel calm.

    As a cigarette is smoked, the amount of tar inhaled into the lungs increases, and the last puff contains more than twice as much tar as the first puff. Carbon monoxide makes it harder for red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Tar is a mixture of substances that together form a sticky mass in the lungs.

    Most of the chemicals inhaled in cigarette smoke stay in the lungs. The more you inhale, the better it feels—and the greater the damage to your lungs.

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    What's In Cigarette Smoke?

    Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT.

    Nicotine is highly addictive. Smoke containing nicotine is inhaled into the lungs, and the nicotine reaches your brain in just six seconds.

    Nicotine in small doses acts as a stimulant to the brain. In large doses, it's a depressant, inhibiting the flow of signals between nerve cells. In even larger doses, it's a lethal poison, affecting the heart, blood vessels, and hormones. Nicotine in the bloodstream acts to make the smoker feel calm.

    As a cigarette is smoked, the amount of tar inhaled into the lungs increases, and the last puff contains more than twice as much tar as the first puff. Carbon monoxide makes it harder for red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Tar is a mixture of substances that together form a sticky mass in the lungs.

    Most of the chemicals inhaled in cigarette smoke stay in the lungs. The more you inhale, the better it feels—and the greater the damage to your lungs.

    Cigarette Maker Now Lists Ingredients
    For the first time, an American tobacco company has begun listing long-secret ingredients contained in its cigarettes directly on the label. Yesterday, Liggett Group Inc. introduced cartons that the company plans to begin using that list the ingredients in its L&M cigarettes, including molasses, phenylacetic acid and the oil of the East Indian mint called patchouli. The move comes as the state of Massachusetts is trying to compel disclosure of all ingredients by all cigarette makers, an effort that other major tobacco companies are fighting.
    Liggett, which broke with the industry by signing the first settlements ever with states and private attorneys suing it, supports the Massachusetts effort as well. "Liggett believes that its adult consumers have a right to full disclosure," Liggett head Bennett S. LeBow said in a statement. Along with blended tobacco and water, the 26-item L&M list includes high fructose corn syrup, sugar, natural and artificial licorice flavor, menthol, artificial milk chocolate and natural chocolate flavor, valerian root extract, molasses and vanilla extracts, and cedarwood oil. Less familiar additives include glycerol, propylene glycol, isovaleric acid, hexanoic acid and 3-methylpentanoic acid.

    Some 600 ingredients are used in American cigarettes, but a Liggett spokesman said the L&M statement was a "quite exhaustive list" of every ingredient used in that brand.

    Ingredients in tobacco products have never been proved harmful -- especially when compared with the many toxins found in tobacco smoke itself. But activists have long pushed for disclosure of the ingredients, in part because consumers tend to be more wary of risks imposed upon them by others than of the risks they knowingly choose.

    The companies have provided lists of ingredients to the federal Department of Health and Human Services for more than a decade, but government officials are legally not allowed to release the information. The industry also presented a composite list of 599 additives to congressional investigators in 1994, but that was never officially made public.

    David Remes, an attorney who represents the four other tobacco companies challenging the state of Massachusetts, said the case comes down to the industry's right to protect its trade secrets.

    Lowell Kleinman, M.D., and Deborah Messina-Kleinman, M.P.H.
    drkoop.com Health Columnists

    Cigarette flavors have gone through many changes since cigarettes were first made. Initially, cigarettes were unfiltered, allowing the full "flavor" of the tar to come through. As the public became concerned about the health effects of smoking, filters were added. While this helped alleviate the public's fears, the result was a cigarette that tasted too bitter.

    Filters Don't Work
    Filters do not remove enough tar to make cigarettes less dangerous. They are just a marketing ploy to trick you into thinking you are smoking a safer cigarette.

    The solution to the bitter-tasting cigarette was easy -- have some chemists add taste-improving chemicals to the tobacco. Unfortunately, some of these chemicals also cause cancer.

    But not all of the chemicals in your cigarettes are there for taste enhancement. For example, a chemical very similar to rocket fuel helps keep the tip of the cigarette burning at an extremely hot temperature. This allows the nicotine in tobacco to turn into a vapor so your lungs can absorb it more easily.

    Toilet Bowl Cleaner?
    Most people prefer to use ammonia for things such as cleaning windows and toilet bowls. You may be surprised to learn that the tobacco industry has found some additional uses for this household product. By adding ammonia to your cigarettes, nicotine in its vapor form can be absorbed through your lungs more quickly. This, in turn, means your brain can get a higher dose of nicotine with each puff.

    The complete list of chemicals added to your cigarettes is too long to list here. Here are some examples that will surprise you:

    Fungicides and pesticides -- Cause many types of cancers and birth defects.
    Cadmium -- Linked to lung and prostate cancer.
    Benzene -- Linked to leukemia.
    Formaldehyde -- Linked to lung cancer.
    Nickel -- Causes increased susceptibility to lung infections.
    If you are angry that so many things have been added to the cigarettes you enjoy so much, you should be. Many of these chemicals were added to make you better able to tolerate toxic amounts of cigarette smoke. They were added without regard to your health and with the intent to keep you addicted. As the tobacco industry saying goes, "An addicted customer is a customer for life, no matter how short that life is."

    Make sure that you have the last laugh. Regardless of the countless chemicals in your cigarettes, quitting is always your option.

    Perhaps this list of ingredients that are found in cigarettes is enough to make you want to quit smoking for good!

    There are more than 4,000 ingredients in a cigarette other than tobacco. Common additives include yeast, wine, caffeine, beeswax and chocolate. Here are some other ingredients:

    Ammonia: Household cleaner
    Angelica root extract: Known to cause cancer in animals
    Arsenic: Used in rat poisons
    Benzene: Used in making dyes, synthetic rubber
    Butane: Gas; used in lighter fluid
    Carbon monoxide: Poisonous gas
    Cadmium: Used in batteries
    Cyanide: Deadly poison
    DDT: A banned insecticide
    Ethyl Furoate: Causes liver damage in animals
    Lead: Poisonous in high doses
    Formaldehiyde: Used to preserve dead specimens
    Methoprene: Insecticide
    Megastigmatrienone: Chemical naturally found in grapefruit juice
    Maltitol: Sweetener for diabetics
    Napthalene: Ingredient in mothballs
    Methyl isocyanate: Its accidental release killed 2000 people in Bhopal, India in 1984
    Polonium: Cancer-causing radioactive element

    What's in a Cigarette?
    by K. H. Ginzel, M.D.

    For those who still don't know — let me emphatically state that cigarette smoking is a true addiction! To grasp this well-documented fact, one really doesn't have to study all the supporting scientific evidence. One simply needs to consider that no other drug is self-administered with the persistence, regularity and frequency of a cigarette. At an average rate of ten puffs per cigarette, a one to three pack-a-day smoker inhales 70,000 to 200,000 individual doses of mainstream smoke during a single year. Ever since its large scale industrial production early in this century, the popularity of the modern cigarette has been spreading like wildfire. Here is the first, and perhaps the most significant answer to the title question: Addiction is in a cigarette.

    Probing into what makes a cigarette so irresistible, we find that much of the recent research corroborates earlier claims: It is for the nicotine in tobacco that the smoker smokes, the chewer chews, and the dipper dips. Hence, nicotine is in a cigarette.

    In contrast to other drugs, nicotine delivery from tobacco carries an ominous burden of chemical poisons and cancer-producing substances that boggle the mind. Many toxic agents are in a cigarette. However, additional toxicants are manufactured during the smoking process by the chemical reactions occurring in the glowing tip of the cigarette. The number is staggering: more than 4,000 hazardous compounds are present in the smoke that smokers draw into their lungs and which escapes into the environment between puffs.

    The burning of tobacco generates more than 150 billion tar particles per cubic inch, constituting the visible portion of cigarette smoke. According to chemists at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, cigarette smoke is 10,000 times more concentrated than the automobile pollution at rush hour on a freeway. The lungs of smokers, puffing a daily ration of 20 to 60 low to high tar cigarettes, collect an annual deposit of one-quarter to one and one-half pounds of the gooey black material, amounting to a total of 15 to 90 million pounds of carcinogen-packed tar for the aggregate of current American smokers. Hence, tar is in a cigarette.

    But visible smoke contributes only 5-8% to the total output of a cigarette. The remaining bulk that cannot be seen makes up the so-called vapor or gas phase of cigarette "smoke." It contains, besides nitrogen and oxygen, a bewildering assortment of toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, acrolein, hydrogen cyanide, and nitrogen oxides, to name just a few. Smokers efficiently extract almost 90% of the particulate as well as gaseous constituents (about 50% in the case of carbon monoxide) from the mainstream smoke of the 600 billion cigarettes consumed annually in the U.S. In addition, 2.25 million metric tons of sidestream smoke chemicals pollute the enclosed air spaces of homes, offices, conference rooms, bars, restaurants, and automobiles in this country. Hence, pollution is in a cigarette.

    The witch's brew of poisons invades the organs and tissues of smokers and nonsmokers, adults and children, born as well as unborn, and causes cancer, emphysema, heart disease, fetal growth retardation and other problems during pregnancy. The harm inflicted by all other addictions combined pales in comparison. Smoking-related illness, for example, claims in a few days as many victims as cocaine does in a whole year. Hence, disease is in a cigarette.

    The irony is that many of the poisons found in cigarette smoke are subject to strict regulation by federal laws which, on the other hand, specifically exempt tobacco products. "Acceptable Daily Intake," ADI, is the amount of a chemical an individual can be exposed to for an extended period without apparent detriment to health.

    In addition, there is the chemical burden from sidestream smoke, afflicting smokers and non-smokers alike. Based on the reported concentrations in enclosed, cigarette smoke-polluted areas, the estimated intakes of nicotine, acrolein, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde peak at 200, 130, 75, 7, and 3 times the ADI, respectively. The high exposure to acrolein is especially unsettling. This compound is not only a potent respiratory irritant, but qualifies, according to current studies, as a carcinogen.

    Regulatory policy aims at restricting exposure to carcinogens to a level where the lifetime risk of cancer would not exceed 1 in 100,000 to 1,000,000. Due to a limited database, approximate upper lifetime risk values could be calculated for only 7 representative cigarette smoke carcinogens. The risk values were extraordinarily high, ranging from 1 in 6,000 to 1 in 16. Because of the awesome amount of carcinogens found in cigarette smoke and the fact that carcinogens combine their individual actions in an additive or even multiplicative fashion, it is not surprising that the actual risk for lung cancer is as high as one in ten. Hence, cancer is in a cigarette.

    Among the worst offenders are the nitrosamines. Strictly regulated by federal agencies, their concentrations in beer, bacon, and baby bottle nipples must not exceed 5 to 10 parts per billion. A typical person ingests about one microgram a day, while the smokers' intake tops this by 17 times for each pack of cigarette smoked. In 1976, a rocket fuel manufacturer in the Baltimore area was emitting dimethylnitrosamine into the surrounding air, exposing the local inhabitants to an estimated 14 micrograms of the carcinogen per day. The plant was promptly shut down. However eagerly the government tries to protect us from outdoor pollution and the carcinogenic risk of consumer products, it blatantly suspends control if the offending chemical is in, or comes from, a cigarette. Hence, hypocrisy is in a cigarette.

    But there is still more in a cigarette than addiction, poison, pollution, disease, and hypocrisy. A half century of aggressive promotion and sophisticated advertising that featured alluring role models from theater, film and sport, has invested the cigarette with an enticing imagery.

    Imagery which captivates and seduces a growing youngster. The youngster, indispensable for being recruited into the future army of smokers, does not start to smoke cigarettes for the nicotine, but for the false promises they hold. Hence, deceit is in a cigarette. In summary, no drug ever ingested by humans can rival the long-term debilitating effects of tobacco; the carnage perpetuated by its purveyors; the merciless irreversibility of destiny once the victim contracts lung cancer or emphysema; the militant denial on the part of those who, with the support of stockholders and the sanction of governments, legally push their lethal merchandise across borders and continents killing every year two and one-half to three million people worldwide. All things added together: death is in a cigarette.

    K. H. Ginzel, M.D., is Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arkansas. His work is concentrated in the area of nicotine and its effects.
    http://www.quitsmokingsupport.com/whatsinit.ht... Have You Ever Wondered What's In a Cigarette?

    Cigarette Ingredients Chemicals in Tobacco Smoke

    There are over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke and at least 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer.

    The list of 599 additives approved by the US Government for use in the manufacture of cigarettes is something every smoker should see. Submitted by the five major American cigarette companies to the Dept. of Health and Human Services in April of 1994, this list of ingredients had long been kept a secret.

    Tobacco companies reporting this information were:
    American Tobacco Company
    Brown and Williamson
    Liggett Group, Inc.
    Philip Morris Inc.
    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

    While these ingredients are approved as additives for foods, they were not tested by burning them, and it is the burning of many of these substances which changes their properties, often for the worse. Over 4000 chemical compounds are created by burning a cigarette – 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer. Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanides and ammonia are all present in cigarette smoke. Forty-three known carcinogens are in mainstream smoke, sidestream smoke or both. It's chilling to think about not only how smokers poison themselves, but what others are exposed to by breathing in the secondhand smoke. The next time you're missing your old buddy, the cigarette, take a good long look at this list and see them for what they are: a delivery system for toxic chemical and carcinogens.
    http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts... Cigarette Ingredients

    Cigarettes set to kill 10m by 2025'

    Conference sends a grim signal about world smoking epidemic

    Teresa Poole

    Monday, 25 August 1997
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    The 10th World Conference on Tobacco or Health opened yesterday in Peking with grim warnings about the cost of the smoking epidemic.

    Patterns of smoking seen in the West after the Second World War, when 80 per cent of British and American men smoked, are being repeated in developing countries such as China, with the inevitable consequence of a surge in smoking-related deaths in decades to come.

    The death-toll is set to shift from the developed to the developing world over the next 30 years. This will include a sharp rise in tobacco-related fatalities in China, where 320 million smokers puff their way through one in three of all cigarettes smoked world-wide.

    Richard Peto, Professor of Medical Statistics at Oxford University and an authority on smoking, told the 1,800 delegates that he estimated that this year 3.5 million people worldwide will die of smoking, of whom 2 million are in the developed countries.

    By about 2025 the annual global death-toll will reach 10 million, of whom 7 million will be in the developing countries. World-wide over the next 20 years there will be about 100 million deaths from smoking unless adult smokers stop.

    China, where three-quarters of middle-aged men smoke, will see one of the biggest increases. "I know Deng Xiaoping survived to the age of 90, but he was an exception," said Mr Peto, referring to the chain-smoking Chinese patriarch, who died in February aged 92. But just as Deng eventually gave up, so should others. Those who stop before the age of 35 have a survival rate almost identical to lifelong non-smokers, and those who stop at a later age still show big benefits.

    Mr Peto said figures indicated that 700,000 Chinese people are dying of tobacco-related diseases a year, compared with 500,000 in the US and 500,000 in the European Union. "China already has more tobacco deaths than any other country," said Mr Peto.

    Next century the annual toll in China will rise to 3 million; a third of all Chinese males under the age of 30 will be killed by tobacco.

    China has seen an big increase in cigarette consumption over the past 20 years and is viewed by tobacco companies as the world's most enticing market. The director-general of the World Health Organisation, Hiroshi Nakajima, yesterday welcomed recent lawsuits against cigarette-makers in the US and the admission by the Ligget Group that tobacco was addictive.

    Last week Geoffrey Bible, chairman of Philip Morris, conceded that some American deaths might have been caused "in part" by smoking. But Mr Nakajima warned: "We must demand that the large multinational tobacco companies that experience controls in their home countries are not free to expand into markets in other countries."

    China's domestic tobacco industry is run by the government as a state monopoly, producing 1,700,000,000,000 cigarettes a year. Tobacco taxes are the biggest single contributor to central-government coffers in China. This may explain the often lax implementation of China's anti-smoking regulations. More than 70 cities have banned smoking in public places and from 1 May smoking was supposed to stop on all public transport, but in reality these rules are routinely disregarded. Yesterday's overall message was bleak. Half of long-term smokers will be killed by smoking diseases. It is "like flipping a coin", said Mr Peto. Half of those who die will do so before the age of 70, losing 20 to 25 years of their normal life expectancy.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/cigare... Cigarettes set to kill 10m by 2025'

    Smoking Deaths Worldwide

    Around 5.4 million deaths a year are caused by tobacco.
    * Smoking is set to kill 6.5 million people in 2015 and 8.3 million humans in 2030, with the biggest rise in low-and middle-income countries.

    * Every 6.5 seconds a current or former smoker dies, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

    * An estimated 1.3 billion people are smokers worldwide (WHO).

    Over 443,000 Americans (over 18 percent of all deaths) die because of smoking each year. Secondhand smoke kills about 50,000 of them.

    1.2 million people in China die because of smoking each year. That's 2,000 people a day.

    Tobacco use will kill 1 billion people in the 21st century if current smoking trends continue.

    33 percent to 50 percent of all smokers are killed by their habit.
    * Smokers die on average 15 years sooner than nonsmokers.

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    Between 33 percent and 50 percent of all smokers will die an average of 15 years sooner than nonsmokers, the Tobacco Atlas from the World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society believes.

    Around 100 million people died because of tobacco use in the 20th century.

    10 years of life are robbed from smokers because they die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers. Smoking also steals 10 years of physical functioning in old age (making smokers act really old), according to Live Fast, Die Young, Leave a Good-Looking Corpse by David M. Burns, MD (Archives of Internal Medicine).

    Smoking causes more death and disability than any single disease (World Health Organization).

    A "death clock" now follows the tobacco use death toll since October 1999, just under 40 million and counting. It was set up by the World Health Organization in October 2008.

    650,000 Europeans die each year from tobacco-related diseases, EU figures reveal.

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    Quitting smoking is being attributed to Victorian (Australia) males born in 2006 having a life expectancy of 80 years old. This puts them ahead of Japanese men's average life expectancy of 79 years.

    Highest US smoking death rate according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report:
    * Kentucky
    * West Virginia
    * Nevada
    * Mississippi
    *Oklahoma
    * Tennessee
    * Arkansas
    * Alabama
    * Indiana
    * Missouri

    The lowest US death rates from smoking were Utah and Hawaii (CDC).

    In India, about 900,000 Indians a year die from smoking-related diseases, that's nearly one in 10 of all deaths in India. Half of Indian males use tobacco and it is becoming more popular with younger people.
    * Nearly 6 lakh people die from bidi-smoking evey year in India, according to the Caught in a Death Trap: A Study on Bidi Rollers of West Bengal and Gujarat study.

    In Russia, smoking kills between 400,000 and 500,000 Russians every year from smoking ailments.

    In Japan, smoking is the leading cause of death and is responsible for 20% of all cancers. 50 percent of men and 14 percent of women smoke.

    In Indonesia, an estimated 200,000 people die each year of smoking-related diseases.
    * About a quarter of deaths in 2005 were from smoking and 80 percent of lung and respiratory cancer cases were due to smoking.
    * About 220 million cigarettes were smoked by Indonesians in 2006.

    About 140,000 Germans die every year from tobacco-related illnesses. Nearly one in three German adults smokes regularly. Some studies estimate that 3,000-4,000 deaths per year can be attributed to passive smoking.

    In the UK, 90,000 people die from smoking each year.
    * 6,000 people in Wales are killed by smoking every year.

    In Turkey, around 110,000 people each year die of smoking-related illnesses, according to official figures.

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    In Nigeria, 6.5 million citizens are expected to die from smoking over time.
    In Pakistan, 100,000 people die each year because of smoking.

    In France, there are about 66,000 smoking-related deaths each year and up to 5,800 deaths from passive smoking, inhaling the smoke of smokers. About 12 million people are smokers, 25 percent of the population.

    Mexico has around 65,000 cigarette-related deaths a year. The country has 105 million people.

    In Spain, there are 50,000 smoking-related deaths annually. About 30 percent of Spaniards smoke.

    In South Korea, an estimated 49,000 people die each year of smoking-related diseases, according to the private Korean Association of Smoking and Health.

    50,000 Iranians die each year from tobacco related illnesses, according to the government. Some say the number of deaths is 60,000 a year.
    * 200,000 Iranian projected to die from smoking by 2019.

    In Malaysia, nearly 40,000 people died of smoking-related diseases in the last 5 years, now around 10,000 a year.

    In Vietnam, 40,000 citizens die every year due to diseases caused by smoking.

    In Canada, 37,000 people die from smoking every year, according to the Ministry of Health.
    * In British Columbia, CAN, 6,000 people die each year from smoking.
    * In the Alberta province, smoking claims 3,400 people's lives due to tobacco.

    In Egypt, there are 34,000 tobacco-related deaths each year.

    33,000 Romanians die every year because of smoking. There were 6.5 million smokers aged 25 to 44 years old in Romania.

    In Saudi Arabia, 22,000 Saudis die of smoking related diseases every year, according to the Anti-Smoking Society.

    In Greece, where 45% of the population smokes, an estimated 20,000 people die of smoking-related diseases each year.
    * 600 people die every year from passive smoking.
    * The number of smokers in Greece has gone up 10 percent in 10 years.

    * Passive smoking kills estimated 600 people each year in Greece.

    In South Africa, 44,000 adults die each year from smoking, according to the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS).

    In Australia, 15,000 to 19,000 Australians deaths each year are caused by smoking.
    * Roughly 20% of the Australian population smokes.
    * Aboriginal life expectancy is 17 years less than non-indigenous Australians. Their high smoking rate gets part of the blame. Government officials are trying to address the issue.
    * More than 4,000 Victorians die from soming every year.
    * More than 3400 Queenslanders die because of smoking each year.

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    13,000 Scots are killed every year by tobacco where about 30% of the population smokes. Up to 2,000 people die of passive smoking annually.
    * Smoking kills regardless of class -- rich, poor, male or female, according to a 28 year long study by researchers from Glasgow University and NHS Scotland (British Medical Journal (BMJ) online).
    * Smoking kills 6 times more Scots than accidents, murder, suicide, falls and poisoning combined (Edinburgh Evening News).

    In Ireland, 6,000 people die each year from smoking-related diseases.
    * Smoking-related illnesses kill 2,500 people in Northern Ireland each year.

    In the Philippines, 20,000 Filipinos die from smoking-related illnesses each year (that's 2 every hour). Smoking is linked to 5 of the top 10 leading causes of deaths, according to Government data.

    In Croatia, a country with 4.4 million people, nearly 13,000 of them die each year because of smoking.
    * 3,000 of those deaths are from passive smoking.

    Some 6,000 Cubans die from smoking-related illnesses.

    In New Zealand, around 5,000 kiwis die every year because of smoking-related diseases.

    About 7 people die each day in Uruguay from smoking-related causes including lung cancer, emphysema and other illnesses, anti-smoking groups estimate.

    See more on secondhand smoke.

    In the Western Pacific region, tobacco kills more than 3000 people each day. It's the leading cause of death. The Western Pacific has one third of the world's smokers, the highest rate of male smokers and the fastest increase of smoking among children and young women.

    This year lung cancer, primarily caused by smoking, 1,351,000 people: 975,000 men and 376,000 women, the American Cancer Society, according to the American Cancer Society.

    Each day about 13,500 people worldwide die from smoking-related diseases

    See more international smoking facts.

    Those are some facts about death from smoking around the world. Smoking, cigarettes and tobacco are international problems. Fortunately, many governments, organizations and people are stepping up to meet the challenge. We will see what happens. . .

    More Deaths From Smoking

    Ready to die in middle age? Keep smoking, according to researchers in Norway who tracked more than 50,000 people for a quarter century.
    "Tobacco shortens the lifespan of smokers by 25 years with about 70% of people who begin smoking from their teens die by age 45", Dr. Akwasi Osei, Chief Psychiatrist at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital said.

    Quit smoking and watch the risk of dying in middle age quickly fall. Give yourself the chance to live longer.

    41 percent of men who smoked a pack or more a day died in middle age, compared to 14 percent of those who never smoked.

    26 percent of women who smoked heavily died in middle age, compared to 9 percent of those who never smoked.

    44.5 million Americans, currently smoke or about 21 percent of American adults, according to estimates from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    168,000 Americans died of cancer due to tobacco use in 2007 (American Cancer Society).

    Kentucky is #1. That is, the state with the highest smoking rate and the most smoking related deaths in the US.

    Smoking-related deaths in NYC fell more than 11 percent from 8,722 to 7,744 during 2002 to 2006 (after the New York City smoking ban).

    Up to 2.5 million people in China will die annually by 2025, if growing tobacco use in China continues at current trends the Beijing Daily Messenger reported, citing World Health Organization (WHO) estimates.

    "One hour with a shisha (hookah) is equivalent to something between 100 and 200 cigarettes," Dr Fatima el-Awa, from the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional office said.
    http://www.inforesearchlab.com/smokingdeaths.c... Smoking Deaths Worldwide

    Smoking Rates Among African Americans

    In 2008, about 5.6 million, or 21.3 percent of non-Hispanic black adults smoked cigarettes compared to 22 percent of non-Hispanic whites. African Americans accounted for approximately 12 percent of the 46 million adults who were current smokers in the United States during 2008.3
    In 2008, 25.5 percent of non-Hispanic black men smoked compared to 23.6 percent of non-Hispanic white men.4 On average, white men tend to consume more cigarettes (about 30–40 percent more) than African American men.5 Despite their lower exposure, however, African American men are 37 percent more likely than white men to develop lung cancer.6 Black women tend to smoke less than white women but the two groups have similar lung cancer rates.7
    Among African Americans, as with other U.S. populations, the prevalence of smoking declines as education level increases. In 2008, smoking rates were over 3.4 times higher among African American males over age 25 who had less than a high school education (34.5%) compared to those with a college education (10.1%). Smoking rates are also much higher in African American females over age 25 years old who have less than a high school education (23.2%) compared to those with a college education (9.5%).8
    Between 1997 and 2007, the smoking rate declined 49 percent among African American high school students from 22.7 to 11.6 percent.9 These students were significantly less likely than non-Hispanic white and Hispanic students to report current smoking in 2007. They also have the highest percentage of trying to quit in the past 12 months (58.4%).10
    In 2006, 5.5 percent of African American middle school students smoked cigarettes. This rate was slightly lower than that for non-Hispanic white (6.5%) and Hispanic (6.8%) middle school students.11
    Other Facts About Smoking Among African Americans
    Use of menthol cigarettes is disproportionately high among African Americans. Sixty seven percent of African Americans smokers aged 12 years or older reported smoking a mentholated brand of cigarette compared to less than 16 percent of their White and Hispanic counterparts.12
    As smoking declines among the white non-Hispanic population, tobacco companies have targeted both African Americans and Hispanics with intensive merchandising, which includes billboards, advertising in media oriented to these communities, and sponsorship of civic groups and athletic, cultural, and entertainment events.13
    African American communities have been bombarded with cigarette advertising. Since the signing of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) in 1998 through 2005, the average youth in the United States is annually exposed to 559 tobacco ads, every adult female 617 advertisements, and every African American adult 892 ads. Money spent on magazine advertising of mentholated cigarettes, popular with African Americans, increased from 13 percent of total ad expenditures in 1998 to 49 percent in 2005.14
    The former Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company (now part of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company) ran a campaign for Kool cigarettes aimed at black youths in 2006 that featured hip-hop DJ competitions, themed cigarette packs, and was billed as a "celebration" of hip-hop music and culture.15,16
    http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/about-smok... Smoking Rates Among African Americans

    Second Hand Smoke

    The 2006 Surgeon General's Report on secondhand smoke concluded that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.1 Short term exposure to secondhand smoke can potentially increase the risk of heart attacks; a 2009 report by the Institute of Medicine confirmed that secondhand smoke is a cause of heart attack and concluded that relatively brief exposure to secondhand smoke could trigger a heart attack.2

    Since 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified secondhand smoke as a "Group A" carcinogen, which means there is no safe level of exposure. Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke produced by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. Secondhand smoke contains a complex mixture of over 200 poisons, including more than 43 chemicals that are know cancer-causing agents. Below are listed a few of the lethal combination of chemicals:

    Chemical Commonly Found In
    Acetone
    Nail Polish

    Acetylene
    Fuel For Torches

    Ammonia
    Window Cleaner

    Arsenic
    Deadly Poison

    Benzene
    Pesticides/Fuel

    Butane
    Gasoline

    Cadmium
    Batteries

    Carbon Monoxide
    Auto Exhaust

    Cyanide
    Rat Poison

    Formaldehyde
    Embalming Fluid

    Lead
    Paint

    Methanol
    Antifreeze

    Nicotine
    Insecticide

    Phenol
    Disinfectants

    Propylene Glycol
    De-icer

    Toluene
    Paint Thinner

    Urethane
    Solvent

    Secondhand Smoke Is Deadly.
    Secondhand smoke causes an estimated 800 deaths a year in Oregon.3
    According to Oregon physician death certificate reports, tobacco contributed to 6,921 deaths in Oregon in 2005 (22 percent of all deaths).4
    Nationwide, secondhand smoke causes approximately 53,000 deaths per year due to lung cancer, heart disease and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).5
    Approximately 60 percent of people in the United States have physical evidence of secondhand smoke exposure.6
    Research into previously secret tobacco industry documents reveals that research conducted by cigarette company Philip Morris in the 1980s showed that secondhand smoke was highly toxic, yet the company suppressed these findings for two decades. 7
    Secondhand Smoke Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Lung Cancer.
    As few as 30 minutes of secondhand smoke exposure can impair coronary circulation in a non-smoker.8
    One study found that secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease among non-smokers by as much as 60 percent.9
    Breathing secondhand smoke can have immediate adverse effects on your blood and blood vessels, potentially increasing the resik of a heart attack.10
    Breathing secondhand smoke interferes with the normal functioning of the heart, blood, and vascular systems in ways that increase the risk of heart attack.
    For some of these negative effects the immediate impact of even short exposures to secondhand smoke appears to be almost as large as that observed in active smokers.
    Even a short time in a smoky room can cause your blood platelets to become stickier.
    Even brief secondhand smoke exposure can damage the lining of the blood vessels.
    Constant exposure to secondhand smoke - in the workplace or home - nearly doubles the risk of having a heart attack, according to a landmark study of more than 32,000 women.11
    Studies suggest that non-smokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke are 20 to 30 percent more likely to develop lung cancer.12
    Women married to a smoker have a 91 percent greater risk of heart disease.11
    Secondhand Smoke Exposure Harms Children.
    Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke among pregnant women can cause spontaneous abortions, ectopic pregnancies, still births, low-birth weight babies, and other pregnancy and delivery complications that require neonatal intensive care.13
    If parents smoke around their children, the children can inhale the equivalent of 102 packs of cigarettes by age five.14
    It is estimated that in Oregon, approximately 167,000 children are exposed to secondhand smoke at home.15
    Nationwide, children exposed to secondhand smoke experience a total of seven million more days of missed school every year.16
    Secondhand Smoke Relates To Many Illnesses In Children.
    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): The rate of SIDS is higher in babies exposed to secondhand smoke. SIDS is the second leading cause of infant deaths in Oregon.17

    Asthma: Children who grow up with smokers in the family are more likely to have asthma by the age of six than children living in non-smoking households.18

    Respiratory disease: The rate of bronchitis, pneumonia, colds and other respiratory infections is four times higher in children exposed to secondhand smoke than those living in smoke-free environments.17

    Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in children under 18 months of age across the United States each year.19

    It is estimated that, in the United States each year, secondhand smoke exposure results in the hospitalization of 7,500 infants and 15,000 children due to lower respiratory tract infections and cuases 430 SIDS deaths in the U.S. annually.19

    Secondhand smoke exposure can cause the buildup of fluid in the middle ear, a condition that results in 790,000 physician office visits per year.20
    Secondhand smoke can also aggravate symptoms in the 400,000 to 1,000,000 children in the U.S. with asthma, a serious, chronic lung disease.
    In the United States, 21 million children (35 percent) live in homes where residents or visitors smoke in the home on a regular basis. 21
    Approximately 50 to 75 percent of children in the U.S. have detectable levels of cotinine, a product of nicotine, in their blood.22
    Secondhand Smoke Affects the Workplace.
    Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at work are at increased risk for adverse health effects. Levels of secondhand smoke in restaurants and bars were found to be 2 to 5 times higher than in personal residences of smokers and 2 to 6 times higher than in office workplaces.23
    In a study it was found that wordplace productivity increased and absenteeism decreased among former smokers when compared with current smokers.24
    The National Cancer Institute found that being employed in a workplace where smoking is prohibited is associated with a reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked per day and an increase in the success rate of smokers who are attempting to quit.25
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    The Truth About "Light" Cigarettes: Questions and Answers /01/22/2010 10:52 PM

    Many smokers choose “low-tar,” “mild,” “light,” or “ultra-light” cigarettes because they think that these cigarettes may be less harmful to their health than “regular” or “full-flavor” cigarettes. Although smoke from light cigarettes may feel smoother and lighter on the throat and chest, light cigarettes are not healthier than regular cigarettes. The truth is that light cigarettes do not reduce the health risks of smoking. The only way to reduce a smoker’s risk, and the risk to others, is to stop smoking completely.

    What about the lower tar and nicotine numbers on light and ultra-light cigarette packs and in ads for these products?
    These numbers come from smoking machines, which “smoke” every brand of cigarettes exactly the same way.
    These numbers do not really tell how much tar and nicotine a particular smoker may get because people do not smoke cigarettes the same way the machines do. And no two people smoke the same way.
    How do light cigarettes trick the smoking machines?
    Tobacco companies designed light cigarettes with tiny pinholes on the filters. These “filter vents” dilute cigarette smoke with air when light cigarettes are “puffed” on by smoking machines, causing the machines to measure artificially low tar and nicotine levels.
    Many smokers do not know that their cigarette filters have vent holes. The filter vents are uncovered when cigarettes are smoked on smoking machines. However, filter vents are placed just millimeters from where smokers put their lips or fingers when smoking. As a result, many smokers block the vents—which actually turns the light cigarette into a regular cigarette.
    Some cigarette makers increased the length of the paper wrap covering the outside of the cigarette filter, which decreases the number of puffs that occur during the machine test. Although tobacco under the wrap is still available to the smoker, this tobacco is not burned during the machine test. The result is that the machine measures less tar and nicotine levels than is available to the smoker.
    Because smokers, unlike machines, crave nicotine, they may inhale more deeply; take larger, more rapid, or more frequent puffs; or smoke a few extra cigarettes each day to get enough nicotine to satisfy their craving. This is called “compensating,” and it means that smokers end up inhaling more tar, nicotine, and other harmful chemicals than the machine-based numbers suggest.
    What is the scientific evidence about the health effects of light cigarettes?
    The Federal Government’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) has concluded that light cigarettes provide no benefit to smokers’ health.
    According to the NCI monograph Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine, people who switch to light cigarettes from regular cigarettes are likely to inhale the same amount of hazardous chemicals, and they remain at high risk for developing smoking-related cancers and other diseases.
    Researchers also found that the strategies used by the tobacco industry to advertise and promote light cigarettes are intended to reassure smokers, to discourage them from quitting, and to lead consumers to perceive filtered and light cigarettes as safer alternatives to regular cigarettes.
    There is also no evidence that switching to light or ultra-light cigarettes actually helps smokers quit.
    Have the tobacco companies conducted research on the amount of tar and nicotine people actually inhale while smoking light cigarettes?
    The tobacco industry’s own documents show that companies are aware that smokers of light cigarettes compensate by taking bigger puffs.
    Industry documents also show that the companies are aware of the difference between machine-measured yields of tar and nicotine and what the smoker actually inhales.
    What is the bottom line for smokers who want to protect their health?
    There is no such thing as a safe cigarette. The only proven way to reduce the risk of smoking-related disease is to quit smoking completely.
    Smokers who quit live longer than those who continue to smoke. In addition, the earlier smokers quit, the greater the health benefit. Research has shown that people who quit before age 30 eliminate almost all of their risk of developing a tobacco-related disease. Even smokers who quit at age 50 reduce their risk of dying from a tobacco-related disease.
    Quitting also decreases the risk of lung cancer, heart attacks, stroke, and chronic lung disease.
    What resources are available on smoking cessation?
    For more information about smoking and advice on quitting, contact:

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    Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco

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  • A POWERFUL PRAYER!

    Hello. All my netlog friends. 01/16/2010 6:22 AM

    I have something I want to shear with you to day. It is a powful prayer that well bless you in anything in
    Your life that you are going throw read this every day the lord well bless you Jerry

    Dear Lord, I thank You for this day,

    I thank You for my being able to see

    and to hear this morning ..

    I'm blessed because You are

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    an understanding God . ..

    WORRY

    I. Representative Biblical references to "worry"

    A. Old Testament
    Ps. 37:1-7 - "Fret not yourself...trust in the Lord...trust in Him"
    Ps. 38:18 - "I am full of anxiety because of my sin"
    Ps. 94:19 - "my anxious thoughts multiply within me..."
    Prov. 12:25 - "anxiety in the heart of man weighs it down"
    Isa. 35:4 - "Say to those with anxious heart, 'Take courage, fear not.'"
    B. New Testament
    Matt. 6:25-34 - "do not be anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on. ...men of little faith. Do not be anxious...for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things..."
    Matt. 10:19,20 - "do not be anxious about how or what you will speak...it is not you who speaks, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you"
    Mk. 4:18,19 - "the seed among thorns...are the ones who have heard the word, and the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches...enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful"
    Mk. 13:11 - "do not be anxious about what you will say...it is the Holy Spirit who speaks"
    Lk. 8:14 - "seed among thorns...choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life"
    Lk. 10:41 - "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things"
    Lk. 12:11 - "do not be anxious about what you should speak in your defense"
    Lk. 12:22-30 - "do not be anxious for your life, what you shall eat, what you shall eat...O men of little faith...your Father knows what you need"
    Lk. 21:34 - "do not let your hearts be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life...keep on the alert, praying"
    I Cor. 7:21 - "were you called while a slave? Do not worry about it..."
    I Cor. 7:32-34 - "I want you to be free from concern. ...One who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife...his interests are divided"
    II Cor. 11:28 - "the daily pressure upon me of concern for all the churches"
    Phil. 2:20 - "Timothy...will be genuinely concerned for your welfare"
    Phil. 2:28 - "I have sent him that...I may be less concerned about you"
    Phil. 4:6,7 - "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God...shall guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus"

    II. Attempting a definition of "worry"

    A. English word "worry" from Old English wyrgan and Old High German wurgen, both
    meaning "to strangle, to choke"
    B. Greek word merimnao used in most NT references above
    1. Etymologically derived from merizo = "to divide;" and nous = "mind."
    Thus means "divided mind" - cf. I Cor. 7:34
    2. Linguistically at time NT written, did not necessarily have negative connotation ("to be anxious, worried&quot:), but often had a neutral orientation ("to be concerned, to care&quot:).
    C. Difficult to distinguish sometimes between modern usage of English words "concern, worry, anxiety"
    1. "concern" means to "have an interest in, give attention to, be engaged by a situation, as a matter of consideration or responsibility"
    2. "worry" is a disquieted uneasiness of mind, an anxious apprehension concerning an impending or anticipated situation; fretting about a foreboding misfortune or failure. ("Worried" and "anxious" are used as synonyms.)
    3. "anxiety" has become a psychological designation of abnormal, overwhelming apprehension; anguished uncertainty and self-doubt about one's ability to cope with the situation, to the point of becoming distressed, distraught, panicky or tormented.
    D. A working definition from a Christian perspective:
    1. "Concern" becomes "worry" when we fail to relate the situation that confronts us to the source of sufficiency in God.
    2. To worry is to assume a responsibility that is not necessarily ours to assume; failing to recognize that God is bigger than any problem we might have, and loves us enough to seek our highest good in the midst of every situation.
    3. Worry is a form of humanistic self-orientation that thinks, "It's up to me to take care of this situation," and is thus a form of practical atheism, acting as if there is no God to deal with the situation, or that God doesn't know or care about the situation.

    III. "Worry" and the age we live in

    A. Ours has been called "The Age of Anxiety"
    1. People's faces: taut, constricted, intense
    2. Attitudes: disquieted, apprehensive, vexed
    3. Relationships: distrust, alienation
    4. Physical signs: ulcers, nervous breakdowns, heart diseases
    B. What are people worried about?
    1. daily provision - cf. Matt. 6:35+
    2. employment
    3. future - cf. Matt. 6:34
    4. life and death
    5. health
    6. personal relationships
    7. personal relationships - children, family, friends
    8. pleasing people - cf. Lk. 10:41
    9. finances, interest rates, stock-markets
    10. witnessing - cf. Lk. 12:11
    C. The advice of the world concerning "worry"
    1. Don't worry; it's a waste of time; think positive!
    2. Don't worry; don't believe the situation is real; it's an illusion
    3. Don't worry; it may never happen
    4. Don't worry; get control of yourself; you're in charge
    5. Don't worry; buy enough insurance for every eventuality
    6. Don't worry; be happy; laugh your troubles away
    7. Don't worry; bite the bullet; you'll feel no pain
    8. Don't worry; it might get better, but it'll probably get worse
    9. Don't worry; get busy doing active things; it'll take your mind off
    10. Don't worry; have another drink, hit, pill
    11. Don't worry; go see your therapist
    12. Don't worry; it's all going to be over soon
    13. Don't worry; these circumstances are just the "cross" you have to bear
    14. Don't worry; it's a sin; Stop it!

    IV. Developing a Christian attitude toward "worry"

    A. As defined above, "worry" is contrary to the attitudes and activity that God would have Christians to be involved with.
    1. Fails to take God into account in the situation
    2. Self-oriented assumption of responsibility
    3. "Whatever is not from faith is sin" - Rom. 14:23
    B. Rather than having a "divided mind" concerning the situation, we are to look to God in the
    midst of the situation.
    Ps. 37:1-7 - "Fret not...trust in the Lord..."
    Ps. 42:11 - "Why are you in despair...hope in God"
    Ps. 55:22 - "Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you"
    Matt. 6:32,33 - "your heavenly Father knows that you need these things; seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you."
    I Peter 5:7 - "cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you"
    C. Looking to God in prayer should be our response
    Lk. 21:36 - "keep on the alert at all times, praying in order that you may have strength"
    Phil. 4:6 - "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."
    D. Such prayer is done in faith - "our receptivity of His activity"
    Ps. 62;8 - "Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him"
    James 5:15 - "prayer offered in faith"
    E. The result will be "peace" in place of bothersome, disquieting "worry"
    Numb. 6:26 - "The Lord lift up His countenance, and give you peace"
    Ps. 94:19 - "When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Thy consolations delight my soul"
    Jn. 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you... Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful"
    Phil. 4:7 - "the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus"
    Col. 3:15 - "let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts"
    F. Christian's perspectives and responses to situations are different
    1. Not seeking to escape, withdraw or remove all problems
    2. Not indifferent, apathetic, unconcerned in situations
    3. "God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" - Rom. 8:28
    http://www.christinyou.net/pages/worry.html/ Representative Biblical references to "worry"

    HATE

    Bible Promises in Song Listen
    Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
    (Psalm 139:19-22)

    He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
    (Proverbs 26:24-26)

    Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
    (Matthew 5:43-47)

    More Bible Promises
    He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
    --1 John 2:9,10
    Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
    --1 John 3:15
    If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
    --1 John 4:20

    Inspirational Quotes from Famous Persons
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
    --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
    Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it
    --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
    Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.
    --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
    The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
    --G.B. Shaw
    Hate is a cancer that spreads one cell at a time.
    --Dave Pelzer, Author
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    Divorce and Remarriage. Does God Permit It?
    by Pastor Jim Feeney, Ph.D. 01/16/2010 6:44 AM

    Summary: Does God permit divorce? If so, does He then allow remarriage after divorce? How about in cases of marital infidelity? Or the case of a believing Christian divorced by an unbelieving spouse? Christian leaders and church pastors hold a variety of views concerning Christian divorce and remarriage. My intent in this bible study is to offer some Scriptural answers. In brief, what does the bible say about marriage, divorce, and remarriage?

    Divorce and remarriage have been much-debated issues for literally thousands of years. This bible study cannot resolve every issue or cover every situation. My hope is to discover those clear and definite guidelines on this subject that are laid down in the Scriptures.

    Any discussion on divorce and remarriage should begin with God’s initial pronouncements on marriage itself:

    Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

    Genesis 2:24, KJV Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

    Genesis 1:28a God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”

    This biblical account records God’s intentions for marriage as He established it “in the beginning” (Genesis 1:1). Additional Scriptures reveal a fuller picture of God’s outlook on marriage, as well as on divorce and remarriage.

    As a starting point, the following Scriptures give us a distinct revelation of God’s general, overall view of marriage, divorce, and remarriage:

    Genesis 2:24, KJV Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

    Mark 10:6-9 But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate. (See also Matthew 19:4-6)

    In these verses we see Jesus Christ quoting from Genesis. He emphasized that from the beginning God intended the husband and wife “not [to] separate” from one another. In other words, Jesus affirmed God’s prevailing desire for the indissolubility of marriage.

    Jesus (and also the inspired apostle Paul) taught that marriage was intended to be permanent. Consider the following biblical declarations on the subject:

    Mark 10:11-12 [Jesus] answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”

    Luke 16:18 Jesus is quoted again, saying, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”

    Romans 7:2-3 The apostle Paul taught that “...by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage. So then, if she marries another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress, even though she marries another man.”

    1 Corinthians 7:10-13, 27, 39 The apostle Paul’s teaching continues: “To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him ... [27] Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife ... [39] A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.”

    These portions of Scripture would seem to support those who categorically oppose divorce and remarriage. And, indeed, God’s best plan for every married couple is that they remain married, and happily so.

    But in a number of very specific instances in both the New Testament and the Old, the Bible does give scriptural grounds for certain cases of divorce and remarriage. Honestly handling the Scriptures requires that we regard not just the general statements on the sanctity of marriage, but also the God-inspired exceptions to the general rule.

    The Bible itself requires that two or three witnesses be provided in order to establish certain things as truth. This is seen in the Old Testament Law (Deuteronomy 17:6), as well as in the writings of the apostle Paul (2 Corinthians 13:1). So we are looking for at least two, if not more, places in the Bible where God gives exceptions to His prevailing rule against divorce and remarriage.

    I will quote seven such passages in the discussion that follows, showing these two unique cases in which God permits divorce and remarriage for Christian believers:

    1. If a Christian husband or wife discovers that his/her mate has been sexually unfaithful, the spouse who is innocent of the marital infidelity is permitted to divorce the offending spouse and to remarry.

    2. If a Christian’s unbelieving spouse leaves the Christian (not vice versa!), then the Christian who has been divorced in this way is free to remarry. The former marriage has been dissolved.

    Let’s look at specific Scriptural grounds for these statements, bearing in mind that, as mentioned before, numerous statements in the Bible confirm the prevailing sanctity of the marriage bond. God in His Word has given some very specific, concrete exceptions to the indissolubility of marriage, and Christians are allowed to exercise these exceptions. But nothing beyond these specific exceptions is permitted by God.

    Let’s first examine the Old Testament divorce-and-remarriage Scriptures:

    Deuteronomy 21:10-14 When you go to war against your enemies and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife.... [13] After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife. If you are not pleased with her, let her go wherever she wishes. You must not sell her or treat her as a slave, since you have dishonored her.

    This portion of the Mosaic Law permits an Israelite to divorce a wife he had taken from a captive nation simply because he was “not pleased with her” (vs. 14). This might seem like a rather loose permission. But note well that, for that biblical era, this was God’s Word! God cannot be shown in the Bible to be 100 percent against divorce in all circumstances. However, be assured: I am not remotely implying that God is permissive concerning divorce! To the contrary, Malachi 2:16 declares: “ ‘I hate divorce,’ says the LORD God of Israel.”

    Let’s look at another of Moses’ writings in the Law:

    Deuteronomy 24:1-4, KJV When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

    Under the Law of Moses, if a man’s wife found “no favour in his eyes ... some uncleanness in her”, God permitted divorce, which in the Hebrew means “a cutting off.” It was not simple separation, but a complete severing and annulling of the marriage bond.

    If a divorce and remarriage did occur under these Scriptural conditions of (1) some uncleanness being found in the wife and (2) a “bill of divorcement” having been given her by her husband, notice that the word of God labels this man as “her former husband.” Thus God seems to recognize his right to remarry, if the divorce leading up to the remarriage was for biblical reasons. Below is another Scripture portion showing divorce consistent with the Law.

    Ezra 10:2-3 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, one of the descendants of Elam, said to Ezra, “We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the peoples around us. But in spite of this, there is still hope for Israel. Now let us make a covenant before our God to send away all these women and their children, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law.”

    Israel’s men had taken Gentile wives and were under conviction to divorce them. The Scripture says that they were careful to “put away” (KJV) those wives “according to the law” of God.

    Now let us look at some New Testament passages on this subject. The fact has now been established by Deuteronomy 24:1-4, and is yet to be proven further, that Scriptural divorce dissolves the marriage and permits remarriage after divorce. We will look at the New Testament divorce and remarriage Scriptures in their order of appearance.

    Matthew 5:31-32 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.”

    The Greek word apoluo, translated as “divorce(s)(d)” three times in this passage, means to let loose from, let go free, according to W.E. Vine’s “An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words.” This is in line with Deuteronomy 24:1-4 and it implies a dissolving of the bond of marriage. It is important to see that the main emphasis here is against divorce. But an exception is given.

    The passage from Matthew above conveys this message: If you divorce your wife and she remarries, you have placed both her and her new mate into a position of adultery, for before God she is still your wife, unless you divorced her “for marital unfaithfulness.” The phrase “marital unfaithfulness” here is a translation of the Greek word “porneia,” which the Amplified New Testament translates as “sexual immorality, unfaithfulness.”

    Jesus’ teaching on divorce for marital infidelity (and remarriage after divorce in such cases) is given at greater length in the following verses:

    Matthew 19:3-9 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?” Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

    Remember that Moses’ Law indicated that a biblical divorce (“putting away” in KJV) dissolved the marriage. Jesus quoted Moses and used the same Greek word for biblically divorcing, or putting away, the spouse. However, it is important to note carefully that Jesus strictly limited Moses’ permission to divorce to cases of marital infidelity. It was not a widespread permission by Jesus, but a very narrow one, focused on the essential need for faithfulness between the spouses in a marriage.

    It is obvious from verse 3 of the passage above that at least some of the Pharisees interpreted Moses as permitting divorce (and remarriage), as they said, “for any and every reason” — a very libertine interpretation that Jesus immediately rejected. Jesus’ answer was quite specific: to divorce your wife — “for any and every reason” — is adultery. Period. And for another man to marry a women so divorced commits adultery with her.

    Jesus did not recognize the validity of divorce and remarriage “for every cause” (KJV). He canceled the fairly broad permission to divorce that was given to Israel by Moses “because [their] hearts were hard” (vs. 8).

    But Jesus did leave one exception — “except for marital unfaithfulness,” which again is the Greek word porneia. One whose spouse is unfaithful may divorce and remarry, for the unfaithfulness has destroyed the one-flesh marriage bond in the eyes of God.

    This exception in Jesus’ final statement in this passage shows that divorce (and remarriage after divorce) by the innocent spouse are allowed under the circumstances of marital infidelity. Simply putting away one’s wife in no way can be construed as committing adultery. It is the putting away and remarrying that becomes adultery — unless the cause of the putting away was adultery already committed by the spouse being put away. In this latter case — that is, divorcing one’s spouse for that person’s adultery — the one-flesh relationship has been tragically violated, and the marriage bond is dissolved in this specific instance of biblical divorce. The innocent one is permitted (although certainly not obligated) to enter into another marriage.

    In using the word porneia in the two passages quoted here from the book of Matthew, Jesus was speaking clearly in context about married people. The word in both passages can be understood correctly as “sexual unfaithfulness of married people,” rather than the modern connotation of single persons’ sexual immorality that might be misunderstood from the King James’s use of the word “fornication” here. The root word is still porneia, which speaks of a broad range of sexual immorality — single, married, or even incestuous.

    The word porneia is used in two other New Testament phrases referring specifically to the unfaithfulness of married persons: (1) in 1 Corinthians 5:1 porneia is said to have been committed with another man’s “wife”; and (2) 1 Corinthians 10:8 refers to 23,000 Israelites committing “fornication” (KJV). It would be absurd to assume that all of them were unmarried.

    Now, before leaving the discussion of Christian divorce and remarriage because of porneia, a word of caution is in order. The one who has secured (or is in the process of securing) a divorce for his or her spouse’s infidelity should exercise much restraint and deliberation before entering into another marriage. Here are three important reasons for this carefulness:

    1. This person, although innocent of the actual adultery committed by his/her spouse, may have, through other nonbiblical conduct or characteristics, contributed at least indirectly to the breakdown of the marriage. Such a divorced person should seek counsel from a qualified pastor or church elder to effect biblical change in his or her own life before even considering undertaking another marriage.

    2. There is a prevailing biblical exhortation to “forgive one another,” as in Ephesians 4:32 and Colossians 3:13. It is entirely biblical for the offended party to seek God diligently for the grace to forgive the adulterous spouse.

    3. Ideally, the optimum solution is reconciliation and restoration of the marriage. In a remarkable passage in Jeremiah 3:8-20, God said that “Israel [had] committed adultery [and God] had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce.” Yet God cried out to Israel to repent and turn back to Him, and declared that He would receive her back. Through prayer and competent counsel, it is possible for at least some marriages shattered by adultery to be brought to a place of repentance, forgiveness, and restoration.

    Even by following all three of the above recommendations, the offended spouse may not necessarily see reconciliation occur. For example, the adulterous spouse may have already married someone else. But the innocent spouse, by taking the action above, keeps himself and his life in a biblical framework and may then conscientiously go about to reconstruct his life. And that rebuilding includes the possibility of entering into another marriage with God’s approval. Now let us move on to the second New Testament case for divorce and remarriage.

    1 Corinthians 7:10-14 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.

    Here God states that a Christian should not depart from and divorce his or her mate. God does not allow a Christian to depart from a spouse for any reason other than sexual unfaithfulness, as we established earlier. And the word to those Christians who have already divorced without biblical cause (porneia) is to “remain unmarried or else be reconciled.” However, the inspired writer Paul declared:

    1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.

    This is called by some “the Pauline privilege.” Jesus earlier gave one exception to the prevailing indissolubility of marriage. That exception was for infidelity. Here the apostle Paul gives a second exception — if a saved man or woman has an unsaved spouse who leaves the Christian. The Greek word here for “leaves” is chorizo, the same word Jesus used for “put asunder” when speaking of divorce in Matthew 19:6.

    What Paul is declaring is this: A Christian brother or sister is “not under bondage” (KJV) when the unbeliever divorces the believer.

    The Greek word for “not under bondage” in this passage, according to both “Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance” and “The New Englishman’s Greek Concordance,” is from a word that is translated as “bound” in Romans 7:2 (“The woman which hath an husband is bound by the law”) and in 1 Corinthians 7:27 (“bound unto a wife”). It is critically important to see that the seemingly permanent-for-life marriage bond of these latter scriptures is broken — “not under bondage” — when the unbelieving spouse divorces the believer.

    The same principles that we have seen in Moses’ Law and in Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 19:3-9 apply — that is, a divorce obtained under biblical conditions dissolves the marriage, and subsequent remarriage is permissible.

    Let me repeat the two Scriptural grounds for divorce and remarriage:

    1. Marital infidelity (sexual unfaithfulness) by the spouse. The innocent party may divorce and remarry.

    2. A Christian’s unbelieving mate departs from the Christian. The divorced Christian is free to remarry.

    In addition, it is my strong personal conviction that any and every divorce from one’s unsaved past is forgiven at the time of salvation.

    The Bible says, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17, KJV). At the time of salvation, all things become new, and such divorced and subsequently saved people are permitted by God to remarry with his blessing. But the new spouse should be a believer (“he must belong to the Lord” — 1 Corinthians 7:39, in a related context). I would perform such a marriage personally if neither partner had been unscripturally divorced since his/her salvation.

    But every minister must determine where his own heart is on this last situation, and he must stand before God for his decision with an uncondemned heart. “Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” (Romans 14:5, KJV), Paul wrote in a different matter.

    It is vital, in treating this topic, not to take license with God’s exceptions and expand them into promiscuous, unscriptural divorces and remarriages. But when God mercifully has made provisions in this area, then we, as God’s children, must stand by God’s word in the face of ecclesiastical traditions which, without mercy, bind people to situations for which God has provided release.

    Believe God’s word. Heed Jesus’ warning not to “teach for doctrines the commandments of man ... making the word of God of none effect through your tradition” (Mark 7:7,13). As we have seen, God in His bible lists certain scriptural divorce and remarriage situations. Let’s obey the word of God in this critical area of people’s lives and have the same compassion on God’s people that He Himself has demonstrated.

    The Bible and Abortion: What Does God Say? 01/16/2010 7:03 AM

    Christian Bible Study on God, Abortion and the Bible
    Compiled by Doug Britton, MFT

    Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers? (Job 31:15).

    God, the Bible and abortion: Introduction
    In some situations, an unplanned pregnancy can be one of the hardest things facing a woman or man. If you are in such a situation and wonder if you should have an abortion, I pray that the following verses from the Bible—God's Word—will help you make your decision, regardless of your religion. If you have had an abortion in the past, may these Scriptures help you come to a godly resolution.

    God creates life.
    What does Christianity say about abortion? The Bible does not use the word "abortion." But the Bible lets us know that every life is precious to God. He is the one who gave us life.

    Jesus Christ, God's son, is pro-life. Read these Scriptures:
    The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being (Genesis 2:7).

    You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit (Job 10:12).

    Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture (Psalm 100:3).

    Life is a gift of God.
    • It should be cherished.

    • It should be nourished.

    • It should be protected.
    God treats a fetus (baby) in the womb as a living person.
    Some people say, "The Bible does not say anything about abortion." Let's look at that statement.

    Although the Bible does not use the terms "abortion" or "pro-life," does that mean God doesn't care about abortion? Not at all. There are countless wrong things that are not mentioned by name in the Bible. But rather than list everything that would be against God's will, the Bible gives us guidelines and principles that we can apply to the issues that come up in our lives.

    As the following Scriptures show, Christians (or members of other religions) do not need to wonder what God thinks about unborn children or whether he considers a fetus a child.

    Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers? (Job 31:15).

    Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother's breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God (Psalm 22:9-10).

    For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:13-16).

    This is what the LORD says—he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you...(Isaiah 44:2).

    Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you (Isaiah 46:3-4).

    And now the LORD says—he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my strength (Isaiah 49:5).

    The word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations" (Jeremiah 1:4-5).

    When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy" (Luke 1:41-42, 44).

    God says murder is sin. (Abortion kills the fetus.)
    The Bible does not specifically use the word "abortion," but it's clear about "murder."

    You shall not murder (Exodus 20:13).
    God calls us to protect the defenseless, including children.
    One of the key themes throughout the Bible and historical Christianity is that we should be concerned about the welfare of the poor, weak, and helpless. Many Scriptures make this very clear. In addition to the following verses, read what James wrote in the New Testament about religion that is pure and faultless (James 1:27). Although James was not writing about abortion, the principle is clear: We should be concerned about those who are unable to care for themselves.

    Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked (Psalm 82:3-4).

    Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done? (Proverbs 24:11-12).

    The Bible says God forgives those who had an abortion when they ask.
    Everyone has sinned in many ways. Scriptures throughout the Bible reassure us of God's love for us and let us know that when we confess our sins, he forgives us and purifies us. Christianity is more than a religion, it is an opportunity to know God intimately. Learn more about Christianity here..

    Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin (Psalm 51:1-2).

    Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Psalm 51:9-10).

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One (1 John 1:9-2:1).

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    Sometimes we think of God as being a big meanie in the sky, yet just the opposite is true. God's love for us—and God's love for you—is amazing. Even his commands, which sometime seem like a bummer, are for our good. Take a minute to read this Bible study on God's love for us. There's nothing more strengthening than to bask in God's love.
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    The Bible Regards Abortion as Murder 01/16/2010 7:11 AM

    What the Bible says are the responsibilities of civil authorities in upholding justice is a point being missed by some people in the pro-life movement in particular and by the public in general. The Bible commands the civil authorities to administer justice "upon him that doeth evil" (Rom.13:4).
    If Christians do not report very clearly about what the Bible says is sin, then the people will never know how to repent. "For by the law is the knowledge of sin" (Rom.3:20).

    The Bible has always regarded abortion - killing the child in the womb as murder, a crime punishable by the death penalty. The grounds for this judgment are "Thou shalt not kill" (Ex.20:13); Child Sacrifice, "he shall surely be put to death" (Leviticus 20:1-5); and Exodus 21:22-23, where an example of abortion is found:

    "If men strive, and hurt a women with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life" (Ex.21:22-23).
    In Exodus 21: 22-23, the Bible sets forth a minimal case with larger implications for justice to be served by the civil authorities:
    (1.) "If men strive... ."
    The plural "men" is employed for the purpose of speaking indefinitely, because there might possibly be more than one person involved in causing injury.

    (2.) "So that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow... ."
    An example of a premature birth. Even if no injury results to either mother or child, the man who causes the "premature birth" is liable to be fined and, in fact, must be fined. The Bible strongly protects the pregnant mother and her child, so that every pregnant mother has a strong hedge of legal protection around her.

    (3.) "And if mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life... ."
    An example of accidental abortion. If the penalty for an "accidental abortion" is so severe, it's obvious that a deliberately induced abortion is strongly forbidden. It is not necessary to have a separate ban on any form of deliberate abortion since the maximum penalty is served by this statute. If man through his own reckless actions, unintentionally hurts a pregnant mother and causes her to abort a child, he must suffer the death penalty. How much more so for any person who intentionally induces an abortion?

    (4.) "if any mischief follow... give life for life."
    The Bible strongly protects human life from the moment of conception. With the phrase "if any mischief follow," the child has equal protection under the law from the moment of conception "life for life."

    God does not make exceptions that tolerate injury to any pregnant mother, or any child in the womb. In fact CURSES "come upon" and "overtake" nations that refuse to administer justice (Deut. 28:15).

    If God does not tolerate exceptions to the administration of justice concerning murder by abortion, then neither shoulhttp
    http://www.covenantnews.com/cspa990830.htm/ The Bible Regards Abortion as Murder

    You have done so much for me

    and You keep on blessing me ..

    Forgive me this day for everything

    I have done, said or thought

    that was not pleasing to you .

    I ask now for Your forgiveness .

    Please keep me safe

    from all danger and harm ..

    Help me to start this day

    with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude ...

    Let me make the best of each and every day

    to clear my mind so that I can hear from You ...

    Please broaden my mind

    that I can accept all things ..

    Let me not whine and whimper

    over things I have no control over .
    And give me the best response

    when I'm pushed beyond my limits .

    I know that when I can't pray,

    You listen to my heart ..

    Continue to use me to do Your will ...

    Continue to bless me that I may be

    a blessing to others .

    Keep me strong that I may help the weak . . ..

    Keep me uplifted that I may have

    words of encouragement for others ..

    I pray for those that are lost

    and can't find their way ..

    I pray for those that are misjudged

    and misunderstood .

    I pray for those who

    don't know You intimately ..

    I pray for those that will delete this

    without sharing it with others

    I pray for those that don't believe .

    But I thank You that I believe

    that God changes people and

    God changes things .

    I pray for all my sisters and brothers ..

    For each and every family member

    in their households .

    I pray for peace, love and joy

    in their homes; that they are out of debt

    and all their needs are met ...

    I pray that every eye that reads this

    knows there is no problem, circumstance,

    or situation greater than God .

    Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight ..

    I pray that these words be received

    into the hearts of every eye that sees it

    in Jesus' name . Amen!

    HOW TO GROW

    OLDER FASTER

    1. Stay out in the sunlight in the heat of the day so your body can absorb lots of ultra violet radiaton to wrinkle your skin.

    2. Smoke cigarettes until you become a chain smoker.

    3. Drink lots of carbonated beverages, beer, wine or liquor as often as possible.

    4. Eat candy bars and other sweets, including pies and cakes, several times each day.

    5. At each meal, be sure to fill your plate with about three times more food than other people do, and then make certain you eat it all.

    6. Always go back for seconds, and then be sure to eat two or three desserts.

    7. Always eat the skin and fat from meats, and make sure to eat lots of cheese, white bread, rolls, potatoes and gravey, and everything else that is fattening.

    8. Avoid exercise as much as possible, and be sure to fill your body with snacks as you sit around watching tv all day and night.

    9. Never take vitamins, because they could help prevent pre-mature aging.

    10. Stay up all night and then sleep most of the day.

    11. Always look for the worse in every situation.

    12. Try to find fault with as many people as possible.

    13. Go around with a "chip on your shoulder" and try to find people who will knock it off.

    14. Never smile, and be sure to frown often.

    15. Associate with people who are negative and pessimistic so you can learn to be just like them.

    16. Avoid watching positive and uplifting programs on television, especially musicals and the educational channel.

    If you can do these things, you will be well on your way to becoming older faster.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    Because many people have made the above rules a part of their life-style, they are now filled with depression, bitterness, hatred, and self-imposed diseases that never should have happened to them. The Bible states that "As A Man Thinketh, So Is He."

    Look over this list and see if any of them apply to your life-style. If you find any, I strongly suggest you make an honest attempt to correct them as quickly as possible.

    A POWERFUL PRAYER FOR YOU. 01/22/2010 2:17 PM

    Relax your mind and humble your heart to focus on Christ. Allow God to be the only person on your mind while you read this prayer. Friends, who pray together, stay together.

    Dear Lord, I thank you for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

    Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

    Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.

    And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example -- to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will.

    Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak.. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those who are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don't know You intimately. I pray for those who will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those who don't believe. But I thank you that I believe.

    I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.

    I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight. I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and e very mouth that confesses them willingly..

    This is my prayer.
    In Jesus' Name,
    Amen.

    Pass this message to the people on your list.

    Don't ignore and God will bless you. Know that you are already blessed by the person who sent this to you.

    No one stands as tall as a christian on his knees

    Hello. Everyone here. 02/04/2010 12:50 PM
    How is everyone at netlog ok. Hello mike hello teresa hello lori and everyone else here I want to shear something with you ok. In this place or town this was a earthquake or a war was there and there was a cross with christ on it after all of that
    The cross still standing to day read this story.

    The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:
    but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

    Isaiah 40:8

    THE BIBLE STANDS

    The Bible stands like a rock undaunted
    'Mid the raging storms of time;
    Its pages burn with the truth eternal,
    And they glow with a light sublime.

    Refrain
    The Bible stands though the hills may tumble,
    It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble;
    I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,
    For the Bible stands.

    The Bible stands like a mountain towering
    Far above the works of men;
    Its truth by none ever was refuted,
    And destroy it they never can.

    The Bible stands, and it will forever
    When the world has passed away;
    By inspiration it has been given,
    All its precepts I will obey.

    The Bible stands every test we give it,
    For its Author is divine;
    By grace alone I expect to live it,
    And to prove and to make it mine.
    --Haldor Lillenas

    For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
    and sharper than any twoedged sword,
    piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
    and of the joints and marrow,
    and is a discerner of the
    thoughts and intents of the heart.
    Hebrew 4:12

    Heaven and earth shall pass away,
    but my words shall not pass away.
    Matthew 24:35

    THE ANVIL OF GOD'S WORD

    "Last eve I paused beside the blacksmith's door,
    And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;
    Then looking in, I saw upon the floor,
    Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.

    "'How many anvils have you had,' said I,
    'To wear and batter all these hammers so?'
    'Just one,' said he, and then with twinkling eye,
    'The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.'

    "And so, I thought, the Anvil of God's Word
    For ages skeptic blows have beat upon;
    Yet, though the noise of falling blows was heard,
    The Anvil is unharmed, the hammers gone."
    —Attributed to John Clifford

    To all my friends here at netlog. 02/10/2010 1:32 PM
    I want to shear this with you about a poor little boy who was selling news papers in the cold read this

    - John 3:16

    [A Wonderful Story]

    

    A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner,
    the people were in and out of the cold.

    The little boy was so cold that he wasn't trying
    to sell many papers.

    He walked up to a policeman and said,
    "Mister, you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy
    could find a warm place to sleep tonight would you?

    You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and
    down the alley and it's awful cold in there for tonight.
    Sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay."

    The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, "You
    go down the street to that big white house and you knock
    on the door. When they come out the door you just say
    John 3:16, and they will let you in."

    So he did. He walked up the steps and knocked on the
    door, and a lady answered. He looked up and said,
    "John 3:16.." The lady said, "Come on in, Son."

    She took him in and she sat him down in a split! bottom
    rocker in front of a great big old fireplace, and she went
    off. The boy sat there for a while and thought to himself:
    John 3:16 . I don't understand it, but it sure makes a
    cold boy warm.

    Later she came back and asked him "Are you hungry ? "
    He said, "Well, just a little.. I haven't eaten in a couple of
    days, and I guess I could stand a little bit of food,"

    The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him down to a table
    full of wonderful food. He ate and ate until he couldn't eat
    any more. Then he thought to himself:
    John 3:16. Boy, I sure don't understand it but it sure
    makes a hungry boy full.

    She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub
    filled with warm water, and he sat there and soaked for a
    while. As he soaked, he thought to himself: John 3:16
    I sure don't understand it, but it sure makes a dirty boy
    clean. You know, I've not had a bath, a real bath, in my
    whole life. The only bath I ever had was when I stood in
    front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed it out.

    The lady came in and got him... She took him to a room,
    tucked him into a big old feather bed, pulled the covers
    up around his neck, kissed him goodnight and turned out
    the lights... As he lay in the darkness and looked out the
    window at the snow coming down on that cold night,
    he thought to himself: John 3:16...I don't understand it but
    it sure makes a tired boy rested.

    The next morning the lady came back up and took him
    down again to that same big table full of food. After he
    ate, she took him back to that same big old split bottom
    rocker in front of the fireplace and picked up
    a big old Bible.

  • Breakfast at McDonalds [A Beautiful Story]

    Hello. My netlog friends. 01/14/2010 5:32 PM

    I have something to shear with you it is a careing story about tow poor men at mc donolds
    You have to read this and know if you ever see a poor person in a store like wal-mart or a fast food
    Place then you know what I think you would do if you would saw them standing in line only asking for something to drink if your heart was right you would buy them something to eat as will here is the story

    A Return is Requested....You'll see why.

    Breakfast at McDonald's

    This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through until the end! (After the story, there are some very interesting facts!):

    I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree..

    The last class I had to take was Sociology.

    The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.

    Her last project of the term was called, 'Smile.'

    The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.

    I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway.. So, I thought this would be a piece of cake,

    literally.

    Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.

    It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.

    We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then
    even my husband did.

    I did not move an inch.... an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved.

    As I turned around I smelled a horrible 'dirty body' smell, and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men.

    As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was 'smiling'

    His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance..

    He said, 'Good day' as he counted the few coins he had been clutching...

    The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation..

    I held my tears as I stood there with them.

    The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted.

    He said, 'Coffee is all Miss' because that was all they could afford. (If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm).

    Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes.

    That is when I noticed all eyes in the

    restaurant were set on me, judging

    my every action.

    I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray.

    I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.

    He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, 'Thank you.'

    I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, 'I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope.'

    I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son... When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, 'That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope..'

    We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able to give.

    We are not church goers, but we are believers.

    That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love.

    I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand.

    I turned in 'my project' and the instructor read it.

    Then she looked up at me and said, 'Can I share this?'

    I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class.

    She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and being part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed.

    In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's, my son,the instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I spent as a college student.

    I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:

    UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE.

    Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person who may read this and learn how to

    LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS -

    NOT LOVE THINGS AND USE PEOPLE.

  • Hello. People the ones who make cigarettes don't care about

    Hello. My Netlog Friends 12/25/09 5:43 AM Mary Christmas and happy new year

    How are you all are doing? I am writing to you about stop smocking. What is smocking some time we ask
    Why do people smock wast there money on something that is nothing. That kills millions of people every
    Year but if they know this why keep paying for this thing that will kill you. As you know our u.s. goverment dos not care about your heath the onlything they care about is makeing money.
    I wish you people out there would wake up before it is to late here the goverment is trying to run our lifes.
    Here why money smocking if they can get you to smock then that is one thing that they can control you
    By and the other thing is drinking they make millions of dallols a this. They don't care if you drink and drive kill some one as long as you buy it you are the dum one not them you are. People you have to wake
    Up and stop giving this evil goverment what they want is you your money. I want you to listion to this video
    It tells you just what I have been telling you about the u.s.s. We are the only country in the clob who have
    More people in prison and who's havely on drugs smoking merlers raps we in the united statres have to wack up Before it is to late I care about you all to tell you this I just hope it is not to late for the united stattes the country of hate who hates African Americans.
    Listion to this video it tells you just what I been telling you whats going on in the u.s.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_jordan_pictures... Talks
    Chris Jordan pictures some shocking stats

    http://www.quit-smoking-stop.com/harmful-smoki... Harmful Effects Of Smoking
    Harmful Effects Of Smoking
    Side Effects of Smoking Cigarettes
    Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from diseases caused by smoking - Smoking KILLS.

    One in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit. Half of these deaths will occur in middle age.

    Tobacco smoke also contributes to a number of cancers.

    The mixture of nicotine and carbon monoxide in each cigarette you smoke temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, straining your heart and blood vessels.

    This can cause heart attacks and stroke. It slows your blood flow, cutting off oxygen to your feet and hands. Some smokers end up having their limbs
    amputated.

    Tar coats your lungs like soot in a chimney and causes cancer. A 20-a-day smoker breathes in up to a full cup (210 g) of tar in a year.

    Changing to low-tar cigarettes does not help because smokers usually take deeper puffs and hold the smoke in for longer, dragging the tar deeper into their lungs.

    Carbon monoxide robs your muscles, brain and body tissue of oxygen, making your whole body and especially your heart work harder. Over time, your airways swell up and let less air into your lungs.

    Smoking causes disease and is a slow way to die. The strain of smoking effects on the body often causes years of suffering. Emphysema is an illness that slowly rots your lungs. People with emphysema often get bronchitis again and again, and suffer lung and heart failure.

    Lung cancer from smoking is caused by the tar in tobacco smoke. Men who smoke are ten times more likely to die from lung cancer than non-smokers.

    Heart disease and strokes are also more common among smokers than non-smokers.

    Smoking causes fat deposits to narrow and block blood vessels which leads to heart attack.

    Smoking causes around one in five deaths from heart disease.

    In younger people, three out of four deaths from heart disease are due to smoking.

    Cigarette smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, prematurity, spontaneous abortion, and perinatal mortality in humans, which has been referred to as the fetal tobacco syndrome.
    This list can only begin to convey the health effects of smoking cigarettes and why quitting makes sense. Next we consider reasons why smoking is bad those around you in the effects of second hand smoke.

  • death by crucifixion Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by

    Hello. My friend's here at netlog and out there 12/16/09 12:50 AM

    I have something Important to shear with you to day. You know most people Don't Belive in God.
    And that's there owen right but I must tell you when you close your eye's for the last time you will
    Belive in God whether you do or not you well. I have something to shear with you on this and I hope
    You all ou there well understand that God is real just because he doesn' show him safe don't mean that he is real you see he is don't take my word for it. You well find out by your safe he is real now here is.
    What I wanted to show all of you and

    << 1 Kings 9:3 >>

    1 Kings 9:3 The LORD said to him: "I have heard the prayer and ...
    New International Version (©1984)
    The LORD said to him: "I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.
    New Living Translation (©2007)
    The LORD said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your petition. I have set this Temple apart to be holy--this place you have built where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.

    New American Standard Bible (©1995)
    The LORD said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built by putting My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

    GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
    The LORD said to him, "I have heard your prayer for mercy that you made to me. I have declared that this temple which you have built is holy so that my name may be placed there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

    King James Bible
    And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

    American King James Version
    And the LORD said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me: I have hallowed this house, which you have built, to put my name there for ever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

    American Standard Version
    And Jehovah said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

    Bible in Basic English
    And the Lord said to him, Your prayers and your requests for grace have come to my ears: I have made holy this house which you have made, and I have put my name there for ever; my eyes and my heart will be there at all times.

    Douay-Rheims Bible
    And the Lord said to him: I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, which thou hast made before me: I have sanctified this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever, and my eyes and my heart shall be there always.

    Darby Bible Translation
    And Jehovah said to him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication which thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

    English Revised Version
    And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

    Webster's Bible Translation
    And the LORD said to him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

    World English Bible
    Yahweh said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me. I have made this house holy, which you have built, to put my name there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

    Young's Literal Translation
    and Jehovah saith unto him, 'I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication with which thou hast made supplication before Me; I have hallowed this house that thou hast built to put My name there -- unto the age, and Mine eyes and My heart have been there all the days.

    Geneva Study Bible
    And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

    Wesley's Notes

    9:3 For ever - As long as the Mosaic dispensation lasts; whereas hitherto my worship has been successively in several places. Eyes - My watchful and gracious providence. Heart - My tender affection. Shall be there - Shall be towards this place and people.

    Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

    9:1-9 God warned Solomon, now he had newly built and dedicated the temple, that he and his people might not be high-minded, but fear. After all the services we can perform, we stand upon the same terms with the Lord as before. Nothing can purchase for us liberty to sin, nor would the true believer desire such a licence. He would rather be chastened of the Lord, than be allowed to go on with ease and prosperity in sin.

    What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock ... 46 “So why do you keep calling me 'Lord, Lord!' when you don't do what I say?
    Luke 6 (New Living Translation)
    Luke 6
    A Discussion about the Sabbath
    1 One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples broke off heads of grain, rubbed off the husks in their hands, and ate the grain. 2 But some Pharisees said, “Why are you breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?”
    3 Jesus replied, “Haven’t you read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He went into the house of God and broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests can eat. He also gave some to his companions.” 5 And Jesus added, “The Son of Man[a] is Lord, even over the Sabbath.”

    Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
    6 On another Sabbath day, a man with a deformed right hand was in the synagogue while Jesus was teaching. 7 The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath.
    8 But Jesus knew their thoughts. He said to the man with the deformed hand, “Come and stand in front of everyone.” So the man came forward. 9 Then Jesus said to his critics, “I have a question for you. Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?”

    10 He looked around at them one by one and then said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored! 11 At this, the enemies of Jesus were wild with rage and began to discuss what to do with him.

    Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles
    12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. 13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles. Here are their names:
    14 Simon (whom he named Peter),
    Andrew (Peter’s brother),
    James,
    John,
    Philip,
    Bartholomew,
    15 Matthew,
    Thomas,
    James (son of Alphaeus),
    Simon (who was called the zealot),
    16 Judas (son of James),
    Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).

    Crowds Follow Jesus
    17 When they came down from the mountain, the disciples stood with Jesus on a large, level area, surrounded by many of his followers and by the crowds. There were people from all over Judea and from Jerusalem and from as far north as the seacoasts of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those troubled by evil[b] spirits were healed. 19 Everyone tried to touch him, because healing power went out from him, and he healed everyone.
    The Beatitudes
    20 Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said,
    “God blesses you who are poor,
    for the Kingdom of God is yours.
    21 God blesses you who are hungry now,
    for you will be satisfied.
    God blesses you who weep now,
    for in due time you will laugh.

    22 What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man. 23 When that happens, be happy! Yes, leap for joy! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, their ancestors treated the ancient prophets that same way.

    Sorrows Foretold
    24 “What sorrow awaits you who are rich,
    for you have your only happiness now.
    25 What sorrow awaits you who are fat and prosperous now,
    for a time of awful hunger awaits you.
    What sorrow awaits you who laugh now,
    for your laughing will turn to mourning and sorrow.
    26 What sorrow awaits you who are praised by the crowds,
    for their ancestors also praised false prophets.
    Love for Enemies
    27 “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. 30 Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back. 31 Do to others as you would like them to do to you.
    32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! 34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.

    35 “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. 36 You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

    Do Not Judge Others
    37 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.:)
    39 Then Jesus gave the following illustration: “Can one blind person lead another? Won’t they both fall into a ditch? 40 Students[d] are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.

    41 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye[e] when you have a log in your own? 42 How can you think of saying, ‘Friend,[f] let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

    The Tree and Its Fruit
    43 “A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 44 A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. 45 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.
    Building on a Solid Foundation
    46 “So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say? 47 I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. 48 It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. 49 But anyone who hears and doesn’t obey is like a person who builds a house without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will collapse into a heap of ruins.”

    Footnotes:
    Luke 6:5 “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
    Luke 6:18 Greek unclean.
    Luke 6:38 Or The measure you give will be the measure you get back.
    Luke 6:40 Or Disciples.
    Luke 6:41 Greek your brother’s eye; also in 6:42.
    Luke 6:42 Greek Brother.
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    The Temptation of Jesus

    4 Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,* 2 where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.

    3 Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.”

    4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone.’* ”

    5 Then the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 “I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them,” the devil said, “because they are mine to give to anyone I please. 7 I will give it all to you if you will worship me.”

    8 Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say,

    ‘You must worship the Lord your God

    and serve only him.’* ”

    9 Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! 10 For the Scriptures say,

    ‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you.

    11 And they will hold you up with their hands

    so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’* ”

    12 Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’* ”

    13 When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.

    Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

    14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power. Reports about him spread quickly through the whole region. 15 He taught regularly in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

    16 When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. 17 The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:

    18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

    for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.

    He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,

    that the blind will see,

    that the oppressed will be set free,

    19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.*”

    20 He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. 21 Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”

    22 Everyone spoke well of him and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips. “How can this be?” they asked. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

    23 Then he said, “You will undoubtedly quote me this proverb: ‘Physician, heal yourself’—meaning, ‘Do miracles here in your hometown like those you did in Capernaum.’ 24 But I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his own hometown.

    25 “Certainly there were many needy widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the heavens were closed for three and a half years, and a severe famine devastated the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them. He was sent instead to a foreigner—a widow of Zarephath in the land of Sidon. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, but the only one healed was Naaman, a Syrian.”

    28 When they heard this, the people in the synagogue were furious. 29 Jumping up, they mobbed him and forced him to the edge of the hill on which the town was built. They intended to push him over the cliff, 30 but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way.

    Jesus Casts Out a Demon

    31 Then Jesus went to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and taught there in the synagogue every Sabbath day. 32 There, too, the people were amazed at his teaching, for he spoke with authority.

    33 Once when he was in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demon—an evil* spirit—began shouting at Jesus, 34 “Go away! Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One sent from God!”

    35 Jesus cut him short. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered. At that, the demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then it came out of him without hurting him further.

    36 Amazed, the people exclaimed, “What authority and power this man’s words possess! Even evil spirits obey him, and they flee at his command!” 37 The news about Jesus spread through every village in the entire region.

    Jesus Heals Many People

    38 After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to Simon’s home, where he found Simon’s mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. “Please heal her,” everyone begged. 39 Standing at her bedside, he rebuked the fever, and it left her. And she got up at once and prepared a meal for them.

    40 As the sun went down that evening, people throughout the village brought sick family members to Jesus. No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one. 41 Many were possessed by demons; and the demons came out at his command, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But because they knew he was the Messiah, he rebuked them and refused to let them speak.

    Jesus Continues to Preach

    42 Early the next morning Jesus went out to an isolated place. The crowds searched everywhere for him, and when they finally found him, they begged him not to leave them. 43 But he replied, “I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other towns, too, because that is why I was sent.” 44 So he continued to travel around, preaching in synagogues throughout Judea.*

    The First Disciples

    5 One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee,* great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. 2 He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. 3 Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon,* its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there.

    4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”

    5 “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” 6 And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! 7 A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.

    8 When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you.” 9 For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him. 10 His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed.

    Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” 11 And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.

    Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy

    12 In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”

    13 Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared. 14 Then Jesus instructed him not to tell anyone what had happened. He said, “Go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy.* This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.”

    15 But despite Jesus’ instructions, the report of his power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

    Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man

    17 One day while Jesus was teaching, some Pharisees and teachers of religious law were sitting nearby. (It seemed that these men showed up from every village in all Galilee and Judea, as well as from Jerusalem.) And the Lord’s healing power was strongly with Jesus.

    18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a sleeping mat. They tried to take him inside to Jesus, 19 but they couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.”

    21 But the Pharisees and teachers of religious law said to themselves, “Who does he think he is? That’s blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!”

    22 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? 23 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man* has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”

    25 And immediately, as everyone watched, the man jumped up, picked up his mat, and went home praising God. 26 Everyone was gripped with great wonder and awe, and they praised God, exclaiming, “We have seen amazing things today!”

    Jesus Calls Levi (Matthew)

    27 Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. 28 So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him.

    29 Later, Levi held a banquet in his home with Jesus as the guest of honor. Many of Levi’s fellow tax collectors and other guests also ate with them. 30 But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with such scum?*”

    31 Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. 32 I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”

    A Discussion about Fasting

    33 One day some people said to Jesus, “John the Baptist’s disciples fast and pray regularly, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees. Why are your disciples always eating and drinking?”

    34 Jesus responded, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. 35 But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.”

    36 Then Jesus gave them this illustration: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and uses it to patch an old garment. For then the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn’t even match the old garment.

    37 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. 38 New wine must be stored in new wineskins. 39 But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.”

    A Discussion about the Sabbath

    6 One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples broke off heads of grain, rubbed off the husks in their hands, and ate the grain. 2 But some Pharisees said, “Why are you breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?”

    3 Jesus replied, “Haven’t you read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He went into the house of God and broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests can eat. He also gave some to his companions.” 5 And Jesus added, “The Son of Man* is Lord, even over the Sabbath.”

    Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

    6 On another Sabbath day, a man with a deformed right hand was in the synagogue while Jesus was teaching. 7 The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath.

    8 But Jesus knew their thoughts. He said to the man with the deformed hand, “Come and stand in front of everyone.” So the man came forward. 9 Then Jesus said to his critics, “I have a question for you. Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?”

    10 He looked around at them one by one and then said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored! 11 At this, the enemies of Jesus were wild with rage and began to discuss what to do with him.

    Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles

    12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. 13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles. Here are their names:

    14 Simon (whom he named Peter),

    Andrew (Peter’s brother),

    James,

    John,

    Philip,

    Bartholomew,

    15 Matthew,

    Thomas,

    James (son of Alphaeus),

    Simon (who was called the zealot),

    16 Judas (son of James),

    Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).

    Crowds Follow Jesus

    17 When they came down from the mountain, the disciples stood with Jesus on a large, level area, surrounded by many of his followers and by the crowds. There were people from all over Judea and from Jerusalem and from as far north as the seacoasts of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those troubled by evil* spirits were healed. 19 Everyone tried to touch him, because healing power went out from him, and he healed everyone.

    Luke 6:22
    The Beatitudes

    20 Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said,

    “God blesses you who are poor,

    for the Kingdom of God is yours.



    21 God blesses you who are hungry now,

    for you will be satisfied.

    God blesses you who weep now,

    for in due time you will laugh.

    22 What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man. 23 When that happens, be happy! Yes, leap for joy! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, their ancestors treated the ancient prophets that same way.

    Sorrows Foretold

    24 “What sorrow awaits you who are rich,

    for you have your only happiness now.

    25 What sorrow awaits you who are fat and prosperous now,

    for a time of awful hunger awaits you.

    What sorrow awaits you who laugh now,

    for your laughing will turn to mourning and sorrow.

    26 What sorrow awaits you who are praised by the crowds,

    for their ancestors also praised false prophets.

    Love for Enemies

    2. The head bishop is infallible in matters of doctrine, faith and morals

    The correct answer is False.

    Romans 3:10 - As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    A church can forgive your sins.

    The correct answer is False.

    Mark 2:7 - Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

    4. We must confess all of our known sins to a Priest or Pastor for forgiveness.

    The correct answer is False.

    Psalm 32:5 - I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

    5. Celibacy is a sacrifice that God requires of church leadership.

    The correct answer is False.

    1 Timothy 3:2 - A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

    7. A Priest can turn bread and wine into the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ.

    The correct answer is False.

    Luke 22:19 - And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

    8. Penance is required for the removal of sin.

    The correct answer is False.

    Hebrews 10:17-18 - And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

    9. Salvation is only available through a church.

    The correct answer is False.

    Romans 10:13 - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    (25 Questions)

    10. Salvation comes by doing good works.

    The correct answer is False.

    Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    11. Salvation requires baptism.

    The correct answer is False.

    Romans 10:9-10 - That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    12. Salvation can't be assured to anyone.

    The correct answer is False.

    1 John 5:13 - These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

    13. Infants need to be baptized or they are damned.

    The correct answer is False.

    John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    14. Taking the Eucharist cleanses one of their past and future sins.

    The correct answer is False.

    1 John 1:7 - But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

    15. Taking the Eucharist can help a loved one whom is dead.

    The correct answer is False.

    Hebrews 9:27 - And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

    16. Jesus Christ should be sacrificed each Mass.

    The correct answer is False.

    Hebrews 7:27 - Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

    17. Mary's intercession helps to bring the salvation of mankind.

    The correct answer is False.

    John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    18. Mary remained free of sin her whole life.

    The correct answer is False.

    Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    19. Mary remained a virgin her whole life even after the birth of Christ.

    The correct answer is False.

    Mark 6:3 - Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

    20. Mary is the mediator who prays on our behalf before God.

    The correct answer is False.

    1 Timothy 2:5 - For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

    (25 Questions)

    21. Mary is the Queen of Heaven and should be exalted.

    The correct answer is False.

    Jeremiah 7:18 - The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

    22. We should honor and respect statues of Mary and various Saints.

    The correct answer is False.

    Exodus 20:4 - Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

    23. Some sins are not as bad as other sins.

    The correct answer is False.

    Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    24. Imperfect people are sent to purgatory at death to be purified.

    The correct answer is False.

    Hebrews 9:27 - And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

    False Traditions Quiz
    (25 Questions)

    25. We should pray for the dead so they can be loosed from their sins.

    The correct answer is False.

    Romans 10:9-10 - That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

  • One Nation Under God Read this my friend Jerry

    Hello. My friends 12/09/09 7:42 PM

    I have something to shear with you. something I think you would like to learn about.
    My friend sent me something about one nation under God. Something that this country was founded on
    It is sad that we still have ones that hate because they where brought up in to hate dos not mean we have to eater so I am standing with God in haven. Not with the people of hate here oh oknow.
    I want you all to look at this and learn something about something called one nation under God.
    Look at this site you can see everything in it you will see it I hope you all will like it Jerry.

    http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom... / One Nation Under God

    This is a wonderful painting by Jon McNaughton. The painting represents McNaughton's response to liberalism's criticism of "One Nation Under God."

    You can move the mouse over any person and the right side of the screen gives a description of that person.

    Notice Jesus Christ in the center with all his garments are explained.
    Notice Jesus Christ holding the U.S. Constitution.
    Satan is also in the painting.
    This is incredible ! ! !

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