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Religious Churches in Kansas, California, Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, Texas and elsewhere have been donating to RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit organization based in Rye, New York, that arranges payoff of medical debt, which contributes to two-thirds of bankruptcies, according to the American Journal of Public Health. When a person can’t pay a bill, that debt is often packaged with other people’s debt and sold to bill collectors for some fraction of the total amount of the bill. RIP Medical Debt buys debt []

Ezekiel’s Vision of a New Temple

A Picture of the Kingdom “Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee … declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel” (Ezekiel 40:4). — Gleaned largely from material by Edmund Jezuit and Frank Shallieu Our subject is one of the most remarkable visions recorded in Scripture. In fact, the last nine chapters of the book of Ezekiel are devoted to this unusual vision. The []

The New Jerusalem

A New Government for the Kingdom “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea. And I John saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, behold the Tabernacle of God is with men and he will dwell with them []