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The Gospel and the Slaughter of the Innocent

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 02 July 2011 - - - - - - · 916 views

This week I received the 2010 abortion statistics for my home state of Florida provided by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration - compiled by gestation weeks and county where the terminations occurred. Good news and bad news. The good - there was a slight drop in the state of Florida totals from 2009 – from 81,919 to 79,908 (2010), an...


New York State Defiles the Marriage Bed

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 26 June 2011 - - - - - - · 915 views

America should be in fear of God's judgment. Another state has turned its back on the truth - not someone's opinion - but transcendent truth upon which our very existence depends - God's created order for the procreation and survival of the human race. "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female...


Pandering to "Itching Ears?"

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 09 June 2011 - - - - - - · 960 views

In his second letter to the church in Thessalonica, Paul commended the believers for their faithfulness in the face of persecution. He went on to say, "...God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels...


Persecution, Power and the Gospel - Paul's Ministry Model

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 12 May 2011 - - - - - - · 1293 views

Last year I watched a video that documented the persecution of Pakistani Christians by Muslims. I can’t help but compare the witness of those Pakistani Christians with the western church’s aversion to suffering and it’s efforts to promote a more palatable gospel for fear of offending the audience. The contrast is startling - the American church’s...


Should a Child Die Because His or Her Mother Was Raped?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 26 April 2011 - * * * * * · 931 views

U.S. Congressman Allen West (R - FL District 22) was stellar tonight in his Town Hall presentation and Q & A session except for his answer to a question on abortion. He said he was pro-life except in the case of rape, incest or life of the mother.
He needs some help on that one. "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children...


Good Friday - Why is it Good?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 22 April 2011 - - - - - - · 1044 views

Good Friday. Why is it good? It magnifies my sin. No need for Good Friday if it were not for my sin. Like it or not, it’s that personal. So grave was my condition, left to myself, I would have been lost. Lost in the tenacious grip of sin - bound by its power - consigned to pay its penalty. But God intervened. That is why this Friday is Good.

I know this...


Will the Church End Abortion?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 21 April 2011 - - - - - - · 1000 views

For the last four years, I have been sharing this message in churches: abortion is first of all a spiritual issue. Satan is the architect of abortion (see John 8:44) and abortion is a satanic enterprise. My conclusion: the Body of Christ, the church, is the only organism (institution) spiritually equipped to engage the Satanic forces behind abortion....


Will the Death Sentence Be Lifted?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 07 April 2011 - - - - - - · 800 views

Yesterday (04-07-11) Lifenews.com reported that, “The House of Representatives today approved a short-term  continuing resolution that would fund the federal government for a week and that contains a pro-life rider stopping taxpayer funding of abortions in D.C. House members voted 247-181 for the measure, with Republicans generally supporting the bill...


"A betrayal of who we are"

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 29 March 2011 - - - - - - · 809 views

According to Ben Feller of the Associated Press, “...President Barack Obama declared Monday night that the United States intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world’s conscience and ‘been a betrayal of who we are.’” (The Tampa Tribute) In an attempt to take the moral hight ground in defending his...


All Things Do Work Together For Good!

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 26 March 2011 - - - - - - · 757 views

Last Sunday morning my grandson Adrian was dedicated to the Lord by our pastor Brian Brookins at Riverside Christian Fellowship in North Lauderdale. Before Brian prayed the prayer of dedication, Sarah, Adrian's mother, shared the following testimony with the church. I am so proud of Sarah and how she has allowed the Lord to work in her life and...