Archive for the ‘Concise Portal’ Category


Blog Alert – Robert Emmitt

June 2, 2007

Robert Emmitt, pastor of of >Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX has started a blog –

Pastor Emmitt’s teachings are quite amazing, and thus, his blog looks promising!

Be sure to check it out!

//Bring it World
-Brian Purkiss


Iraqi Determination and Education

May 29, 2007

“I’m going to bomb, bomb, bomb the school with everybody in it.”
-Five Year Old Omar Hussein at his kindergarten graduation in Baghdad
[thx World Mag]

Ok, is it just me, or is that incredible?
Incredible in two ways:
1: Incredible that a five year old wants to blow others, and himself, up?
2: That Muslim parents can give a five year old the drive to do such a thing and us American’s can’t get our kids to do their homework?

Now, let me put aside the shocking desire of the five year old, let’s take a look at his determination.

Here we have a kid, who is five years old and graduating from kindergarten, and he wants to kill himself in an explosive manner – just so he can kill infidels. If a five year old can obtain that level of determination, why can’t us Christians have that same drive, but to follow our Lord?

Think about it.

//Bring it World
-Brian Purkiss


Take Culture Head On

May 14, 2007

“Taking Culture Head On” Verses.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
-Ephesians 6:12 NIV

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
-2 Corinthians 10:3 NIV

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
-Romans 12:2 NIV

If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
-John 15:19

I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, …
-James 17:11

“In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
-John 16:33

//Bring it World
-Brian Purkiss


True Happiness

May 1, 2007

Never forget that true happiness (joy) can only be acquired from the Lord – not from men, money, fame, or posessions.


Evolution Taught in the US

April 3, 2007

A map of how much Evolution is taught in the US.

So why are so many states teaching a hypothesis as a fact?

Map courtesy of Strange Maps


Why Is There Evil in the World?

March 20, 2007

Why is there evil in the world?
It’s quite simple actually.

God loves us. Therefore He lets us choose our actions. Thus, we (since we are sinful-Genesis 3) choose to do evil.

So why is there evil in the world?
Because of usnot God.

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
-Romans 1:28-32


“True” Science

March 18, 2007

Science is an interconnected series of concepts and conceptual schemes that have developed as a result of experimentation and observation, and are fruitul of further experimentation and observations.
Science and Common Sense – By: Dr. James B. Conant (former president of Harvard)

Scientific proof is based on showing that something is a fact by repeating the event in the presence of the person questioning the fact.
More than a CarpenterJosh McDowell

The scientific method, however it is defined, is related to measurement of phenomena and experimentation or repeated observation.
The New Encyclopaedia Britannica – Micropaedia Vol. VIII, pg 985

1: a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws
2. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.

“True” Science is something that can be reproduced and observed.