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Carolina Ford #fundie wistv.com

HONEA PATH, S.C. (WBTV) - Buy a vehicle at Carolina Ford, get a free Bible - and an AR-15.

The South Carolina dealership posted their “latest greatest” promotion on Facebook last week, saying the deal is good through November.

“For the months of October and November, Carolina ford will be giving away a Bible, an American Flag and a Smith & Wesson AR with every vehicle purchased!!!!” Carolina Fords posted. “So if you have been waiting for a great deal on a new or pre-owned vehicle then now is the time to jump on it.”

The IndexJournal reports customers will get a $400 voucher for the purchase of a Smith & Wesson AR-15 from Locked-N-Loaded in Abbeville, as opposed to receiving the rifle on site. The gun shop runs background checks, according to WHNS.

In one post, a man is seen holding up part of an American flag while another man stands holding a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other.

“Love this promo! And a good reason to buy another Ford truck,” one person commented.

“Can’t wait for the lawsuits when your company is held liable for a shooting!” wrote another.

The dealership says those interested in the promotion may call (864) 369-7376.

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Patsy Lambert #fundie newberryobserver.com

The only way to Heaven
By Patsy Lambert - Contributing Columnist

The only way to Heaven is Jesus Christ. God loves us and wants us to be with Him in Heaven forever. The only way for us to get to Heaven is by the blood of Jesus Christ being applied to our heart.

On the cross all our sins were transferred to Jesus and He died in our place. We deserved to die for our sins, but Jesus took care of our sins when He died on the cross.

We will never be good enough to go to Heaven, but God loved us so much He gave His only begotten Son to pay our sin debt.

Now we are forgiven and when we accept Jesus that’s how we can enter Heaven.

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21.

So many people think their righteousness will get them to Heaven, but our righteousness is as filthy rags.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.

The only way to Heaven is Jesus Christ.

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Patsy Lambert #fundie newberryobserver.com

The Cross
By Patsy Lambert - Contributing Columnist

The cross shows just how much God loves us. The cross is the only way of salvation. Once we have been to the cross, we will never be the same. Following Jesus will mean that we deny our self and bear our own cross.

The cross is an offence to the world. It let’s us know that we are sinners. It points out our faults, mistakes and sins.

The blood that Jesus shed on the cross is for our redemption, forgiveness and peace.

Can you imagine the shame of being on the cross with people making fun of and mocking Him? Oh how my heart aches to realize what Jesus endured for each of us.

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith: who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2.

Knowing how Jesus suffered for us should help us to be able to suffer for Him. Nothing we go through can compare to what Jesus suffered on the cross.

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Christ Teens with Disciples In Education #fundie wltx.com

'School Prayer Zone' signs up in Midlands
A local Christian non-profit is selling these familiar looking street signs to churches.
Author: Emily Correll, WLTX

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — 'School Prayer Zone' signs have been placed near schools in Columbia by a non-profit.

These 'School Prayer Zone' signs have been popping up in the Midlands, sparking response from the South Carolina Department of Transportation as well as Midlands residents.

After word of these signs circulated, SCDOT issued a statement.

In the statement, SC Secretary of transportation Christy Hall said, “The agency advised the group that the signs could not be placed on the public rights-of-way, nor could the design of the signs appear to be a traditional road sign in shape, color or otherwise in order to avoid confusing motorists. These signs are privately funded and placed on private property.”

The non-profit group that is producing these signs is called Christ Teens with Disciples in Education and sells the signs to churches for $714.

We tweeted asking our viewers thoughts on these signs and here are some of the responses we received:

Joe Darby (@josephdarby) replied: "Thou shalt not be obnoxious and “in your face” - that’s not Christian."

Kat Truax (@kat_truax) wrote: "I think it's a waste of private money, but as long as the school, teachers, and admin don't pushing their religion onto my kids it is fine. I certainly hope "prayer zones" aren't "Christian only" prayer zones."

Robert D. Miller (@JDMiller2010) replied: "I can't imagine having strong feelings about it one way or the other. I certainly can't imagine being mad about people praying."

What are your thoughts? Tweet us @WLTX what you think about these signs.

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Patsy Lambert #fundie newberryobserver.com

God has a plan for our life
By Patsy Lambert - Contributing Columnist

I love the story in the Bible about Joseph. God took the evil his brothers did to him and turned it into something good.

The brothers sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites and they sold him. He ended up in Pharaoh’s house. Joseph was over all in his masters house. One day Pharaoh’s wife told a lie on Joseph and he ended up in prison. The butler and baker were in prison also. They both dreamed dreams and Joseph told them what the dreams meant.

After two years Pharaoh dreamed a dream and Joseph revealed the dream.

God had a plan for Joseph’s life. Pharaoh made Joseph ruler over all the land of Egypt. There was a famine in the land so Jacob sent his sons to get food for them. After a period of time Joseph revealed himself to his brothers. They were troubled when they found out it was Joseph, because of what they did to him.

“Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.” Genesis 45: 5.

Joseph took care of his family. He wasn’t angry with them. He knew that God had used him in a mighty way.

We may not understand why certain things happen to us but, God has a plan for each of us. Will we be obedient and follow God’s plan?

It’s amazing how God took something that was meant for evil and turned it into something good. God does have a plan for our life.

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Patsy Lambert #fundie newberryobserver.com

Does God really care about us
By Patsy Lambert - Contributing Columnist

We may wonder from time to time, does God really care about us and what is going on in our life. The answer is sure He does. He loves us. The cross really shows us just how much He loves us.

When we read about Paul and the things he went thought he probably thought the same thing.

“For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we were despaired even of life: But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us.” 2 Corinthians 1:8-10.

When we are going through difficult times, we can know that God is the one we put our trust in and not ourselves.

The blood that Jesus shed on the cross is for our forgiveness and peace.

So we don’t need to wonder does God really care about us. We know He does.

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Patsy Lambert #fundie newberryobserver.com

We will reap what we sow
By Patsy Lambert - Contributing Columnist

When things go wrong, we have always heard the saying, the devil made me do it. But the truth is we are responsible for a lot of the things we go through, because we make the choice.

We know that Satan is real and he loves evil. And it brings him joy when we make the wrong choice.

Before Satan rebelled against God, the world was perfect. There was no sin or evil. But now we live in a world filled with sin. Satan doesn’t cause every bad thing that happens to us.

Sometimes we don’t know the reason, but at times we are responsible.

“But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” James 1: 14-15.

If we turn our backs on God and follow our own sinful desires instead of God’s will. We will pay, as the Bible tells us.

“Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7.

We need to be careful of what we sow. We will reap what we sow.

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Patsy Lambert newberryobserver.com

Jesus wants every part of our life
By Patsy Lambert - Contributing Columnist

Jesus wants to be Master and Lord of our life. He wants us to present our bodies to Him. He wants all of us not just a part.

Does our ears, eyes, mouth, hands, feet and our desires belong to God?

What are our ears listening to. What are our eyes looking at? Where do our feet take us? Does our mouth say things to up lift and encourage others?

Our tongues can be used to bring honor to God or it can do harm to our self and others. Do we use our hands to be a help to others?

Our body should be a living sacrifice to Christ.

“I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1.

God wants us to be happy and enjoy the things He has blessed us with, it is our portion.

After becoming a Child of God it is amazing how our desires change.

When Jesus is the Master and Lord of our lives, we will be different. He tells us old things will pass away, behold all things become new.

Jesus wants every part of our life.

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Various residents of Tega Cay, Congressman Ralph Norman #fundie wltx.com

South Carolina city to restore 'Lord' to police memorial after controversy
City Manager Charlie Funderburk told NBC Charlotte he’s heard from people across the country about the issue.
Author: Alex Shabad, WCNC Staff

TEGA CAY, S.C. — Tega Cay announced Friday that after careful consideration and much conversation, the city council made the decision to restore a controversial fallen officer monument.

Full statement from the city:

After careful consideration and much conversation with people on both sides of the discussion, City Council has made the decision that the Police Officer's Prayer will be restored to its original condition and returned to the Fallen Officers’ Memorial located at the new police station. We want to thank everyone for voicing your opinion, as it’s not always easy to do so on such a sensitive subject. As Mr. Dunn stated before Council July 15th, none of what has transpired was an attack on our Police Department or anyone’s faith. Our City Council and citizens have always been strong supporters of the men and women in blue. We’d like to thank Mr. Dunn and the others who spoke before Council. The respectful exchange of ideas and opinions is truly what makes local government extraordinary. This was a tough week in Tega Cay. It is our hope that we can now move forward together and continue to be the strong, welcoming community that we have always been known for. Regardless of our different viewpoints, our people are what truly makes this City such a wonderful place.

On Tuesday night, the city announced they decided to remove the monument altogether while they look for a solution that expresses support of "those who risk their lives every day."

Before that, the city decided to remove the word "Lord", which appeared three times on the monument, after backlash from the community. Then, social media began buzzing with others who disagreed with the city’s action.

The monument was originally placed at the fallen officers memorial outside the police department. A police spokesman said the controversy began when the department started getting complaints about the religious references, so city leaders had a meeting and decided to remove them.

In a statement released Tuesday, city officials say they received comments both locally and nationally in response to the monument.

"We attempted to find a compromise but failed as our community has further divided. In an attempt to find a resolution, we have upset parties on both sides of this issue and, for that, we are truly sorry," the statement reads.

The Tega Cay Facebook page had dozens of comments about the monument. Some questioned the legality of having the monument on public property.

"It’s nice, but why is there a Christian bible verse and prayer on it? This violates separation of church and state," one woman posted.

Others like longtime resident, Charles Parker, had a different view.

"People on social media complain, and I’m saying, get a life," Parker said. "We were organized as a Christian nation, and I don’t see that that’s really a problem of separation of church and state."

Even Congressman Ralph Norman weighed in, posting a video on Facebook.

"You know the last time I checked, it was 'One nation under God,' to have this scratched out is sad, to say the least," Congressman Norman said in the video. "That’s why we’re fighting in Washington, D.C. to put God back in public to buildings like this to put God back in our public schools."

Tega Cay’s city manager, Charlie Funderburk, told NBC Charlotte he’s heard from people across the country about the controversy over the monument, which was donated to the police department by the Tega Cay Women’s Club.

“We upset a lot of people, we screwed up, we are owning that,” he said. “It wasn’t the intent, we weren’t trying to disparage U.S. Christian faith or anything of that nature, not even close.”

Funderburk said the monument was meant to honor law enforcement and modeled after other monuments that appear across the country at various levels of government.

However, after seeking legal advice, the city decided to remove the references. Funderburk released the following statement to NBC Charlotte:

The City of Tega Cay and our Police Department understand that not everyone agrees with the religious references that were on the monument located in the Fallen Officers Memorial at our Police Station. We also understand that just as many people are not in agreement that we have removed those references. There was never any intent to hold any group in higher regard than another. This monument was modeled after other monuments that appear across the country at various levels of government honoring law enforcement officers, military veterans and others whose duty is to protect and serve. Be that as it may, after seeking legal advice on the matter and after discussing it at length with City Council, we have made the decision to remove those references. We are public servants and want to make certain that all members of the public, regardless of what their religious beliefs may or may not be, understand that we are here to serve everyone. They will be welcomed into our facilities, whether it be the Police Station or City Hall, they will be treated fairly and with the respect they are owed by us. As the two sides of this issue continue to debate their stance we hope they will do so civilly and respectfully.

City leaders said a bible verse will be kept off the monument when it's returned.

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Patsy Lambert #fundie newberryobserver.com

Real peace in Jesus
Some people have no stability in their lives. They are constantly looking for things to satisfy them. The reason they never find the happiness they are looking for is they have left God out of their lives, and without Him there is no real peace and joy.

A person can spend all the money they have trying to find something that will make them happy. Sure, things we buy will bring us a little joy for awhile. Then we start looking for something else.

Money can’t buy the most important thing that gives us lasting joy and real peace — and that is salvation.

At times we feel our lives might be like the sea, tossing us around like it does the waves.

“But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.” Isaiah 57: 20-21.

There is nothing that can compare to the peace that we have in Jesus. He alone gives that kind of peace.

I love the song, The only real peace that I have dear Lord is in you.

Do you have real peace in Jesus?

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Patsy Lambert newberryobserver.com

True Happiness
By Patsy Lambert - Contributing Columnist

True happiness only comes when we don’t have to wonder and worry about where we will spend eternity.

God has made a way where we can be assured about Heaven being our home. Hell was prepared for the devil and his angles, not for us.

So much of our lives we have been taught there are certain things you have to do or not do to become a Christian.

In the Old Testament was the law the people had to live by. They had to make different sacrifices for certain things.

But the good news is that God sent His Only Begotten Son as our sacrifice to pay our sin debt. Jesus came to fulfill the law.

“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.” John 3:16.

Jesus will let us know what we need to do or not do, not other people.

We have a choice. We can dwell on things that make us unhappy or we can dwell on things of God and experience true happiness.

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Letters #conspiracy discourse.herochat.com

(Letters is the resident conspiracy theorist at a comic book message board I frequent. If it’s the mainstream view of pretty much anything, he rejects it. None of the rest of us are sure if he’s a Poe or not.)

Apparently space cannot exist without breaking the 2nd law of thermo dynamics, the law of entropy.

Gravity is the current pseudoscience that attempts to explain it.

The current question to simplify it is, can there be air pressure without a container?

What say you herochat?