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Hymspirational Moment #7

Verse 1 I know that my Redeemer lives, Glory, Hallelujah! What comfort this sweet sentence gives, Glory, Hallelujah!
Chorus Shout on, pray on, we’re gaining ground, Glory Hallelujah! The dead’s alive, and the lost is found, Glory Hallelujah!
Verse 2 He lives to crush the fiends of hell; Glory Hallelujah! He lives and doth within me dwell; Glory Hallelujah!
The central doctrine of the Holy Scriptures is the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Take the Resurrection out of the pages of the Bible and the Old Testament fails as a series of empty promises and harsh judgement.  Likewise, the New Testament fails as a fairy tail.  And while it is true that the Resurrection is a matter of faith, it is a historical event supported by the testimony of over 500 individuals who saw Jesus of Nazareth alive after He had been killed at the hands of the Romans at the behest of the Jews.  Furthermore, there is the overwhelming testimony of the early Apostles and Disciples who traveled…

When Modesty Becomes Vanity

"There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filth. There is a generation - how haughty its eyes and pretentious its looks." - Proverbs 30:12-13 (HCSB)

Debates over modesty in dress have arisen at one time or another in almost every sect laying claim to a position within Christendom.  These have ranged from debates among European Roman Catholics in regard to whether it was acceptable for women to dress as men in order to escape being raped by passing Christian Crusaders on their way to the Holy Land to wage war against the Muslims to a late 19th century debate within Methodism as to whether lace on a Sunday bonnet was too ostentatious if worn in the buggy on the way to the Meeting House.

The subject of these debates has not always been women.  In fact, a cold war has raged among various sects of Anabaptists for hundreds of years on the subject of men's facial hair.  Some argue that only married men should have beards while others say bea…