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Ray P Burriss

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Retired missionary after 33 years of mission service in Puerto Rico.  Designed and have given seminars on Relationships.  I have given Marital Team Building seminars. I am ordained by Southern Baptist Convention.  I'm a Marriage and Family Counselor.  I have written for Penny Press, The Christian Reader, Fort Wayne Bible College, Disciple Magazine and published editorial comments in The San Juan Star and The Chattanooga Free Press  I've been in outside sales and am now doing retail sales. I have a BS degree from John Brown University, did graduate work at The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Luther Rice Seminary, and have qualified to give, and have given, the D.I.S.C. Personal Profile.  I have been married 52 years and have two daughters, and one grandson.

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  • Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit - There is a Difference
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    Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit - There is a Difference

    2 years ago

    Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit – There is a Difference. “We are spiritual beings in a physical body.” That makes a Christian just as susceptible to any sickness or problems as a non-Christian, but the...

  • Christians - Lock & Load
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    Christians - Lock & Load

    4 years ago

    (Some "tid-bit" information first. In it's original form it was not,"Lock & Load", but "load and lock". It was changed by Fess Parker and his associates when they did the TV series on...

  • Exercises for the Time Impaired
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    Exercises for the Time Impaired

    4 years ago

    Exercises for the Time Impaired This is the season for over eating and putting on pounds not wanted. Many of you have already made a New Year’s resolution to start exercising to loose weight. A note of warning:...

  • Losing Pounds Sensibly
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    Losing Pounds Sensibly

    5 years ago

    Losing Pounds Sensibly Here some general points concerning weight control that need to be considered before going into details: 1. It will take approximately 30 days to develop a new habit—which means when you...

  • Oh No-Not Another Antichrist Story?
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    Oh No-Not Another Antichrist Story?

    5 years ago

    Oh No - Not Another Antichrist Story! Over the years I’ve read over thirty books that named the Antichrist. If you tell me when the book was published and I can almost guess who was the Antichrist in that...

  • What Killed Christ?
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    What Killed Christ?

    6 years ago

    What Killed Christ? Keep in mind that what I will present is just another view of what killed Christ – no one knows for sure. The Bible is very clear that He was crucified, died, and was resurrected in order...

  • Shepherds, Sheep and Scriptures
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    Shepherds, Sheep and Scriptures

    5 years ago

    Shepherds, Sheep and Scriptures Ever wonder why Christ used the example of shepherds and sheep when He was talking to people? For example: He is referred to as the Good Shepherd, in other situations non-Christians...

  • How To Impress A Job Interviewer
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    How To Impress A Job Interviewer

    6 years ago

    How To Impress A Job Interviewer What is the first step? Getting the application is the beginning of the journey to a new job. Asking the correct question when going to a place of employment is the most important...

  • A SYNOPSIS OF THE LEFT BEHIND SERIES
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    A SYNOPSIS OF THE LEFT BEHIND SERIES

    7 years ago

    A SYNOPSIS OF THE LEFT BEHIND SERIES This article will be a synopsis of the “Left Behind” series by the authors Tim LaHaye and writer Jerry B. Jenkins. Before going on, here is some background...

  • Why Was The New Testament Written?  Part I
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    Why Was The New Testament Written? Part I

    7 years ago

    WHY WAS THE NEW TESTAMENT WRITTEN? Part I Since I’ve already written about the four Gospels, this Hub Page will only be about the rest of the New Testament starting with the book of ACTS. Any dates given may not...

  • When Does Human Life Begin?
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    When Does Human Life Begin?

    8 years ago

    Documentation for this article is: I have 33 years of experience in assisting in the teaching of prenatal classes, my wife - who is advising me - is a Registered Nurse, Certified in Inpatient Obstetrical Nursing, a...

  • God's "Ghost" Writers
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    God's "Ghost" Writers

    8 years ago

    God's Ghost Writers! How many books do you know about that people started writing and it took approximately 1600 years before it was finished? That's about how long it took to create the Bible. Not only that, 27...

  • Heaven-fact or fantasy
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    Heaven-fact or fantasy

    8 years ago

    HEAVEN-Fact or Fantasy I. PHYSICAL LOCATION A. WE DON'T REALLY KNOW HEAVEN'S LOCATION B. NORMALLY WE THINK OF HEAVEN AS ‘UP' ... BUT UP WHERE? II. CHARACTERISTICS A. NOT GIVEN IN DETAIL ... ALTHOUGH...

  • What is best, a translation or paraphrase of the Bible?
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    What is best, a translation or paraphrase of the Bible?

    8 years ago

    What is best, a translation or paraphrase of the Bible? What is the difference between a translation of the Bible and a paraphrase of the Bible? A good translation is taken from the Koine Greek which is the most common...

  • How to Read the Bible for the Time Impaired
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    How to Read the Bible for the Time Impaired

    8 years ago

    Bible Reading Suggestions for the Time Impaired Knowing the various types of media for Bible reading for the time impaired is needed. Here a brief listing of the various media available: The written form in a modern...

  • Why was Christ Crucified but the Apostle Paul Beheaded?
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    Why was Christ Crucified but the Apostle Paul Beheaded?

    8 years ago

      Why was Christ Crucified but The Apostle Paul Beheaded?     Crucifixion while not invented by the Romans, they perfected Crucifixion so it inflicted maximum pain. It was the cruelest method of...

  • Some Comparisons of Christianity to New Age Philosphy
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    Some Comparisons of Christianity to New Age Philosphy

    8 years ago

    Some Comparisons of Christianity to New Age Philosophy Christianity has several things that set it apart from the New Age Philosophy. First: Having a belief in just one God, is the primary difference. Monotheism,...

  • Picking the Correct Luggage
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    Picking the Correct Luggage

    8 years ago

    Picking the Correct Luggage At one time if you wanted a suitcase you just walk into a local department store and got one. Except for some minor differences they were all basically the same. Not anymore! Now, you...

  • Marriage Supper of the Lamb
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    Marriage Supper of the Lamb

    10 months ago

    Marriage Supper of the Lamb Awesome! The whole process of the Jewish marriage and how Christ used it to illustrate the relationship between Him and the His Church is very revealing to me and helps me to understand...

  • Was Christ Born at Christmas?
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    Was Christ Born at Christmas?

    8 years ago

    Was Christ Born at Christmas? The Bible is silent on this subject. It seems the emphasis in the Bible is on the birth and not on the date of Christ's birth. Some hold to the idea that Christ may have been born in the...

  • How to Control Body Weight During Christmas Holidays
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    How to Control Body Weight During Christmas Holidays

    8 years ago

    There are a number of things a person can do to control their weight gain during the holidays. Below is a list of suggestions. 1. The day a person has a large dinner or lunch, have a large breakfast first. The...

  • The Names of God - The Father
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    The Names of God - The Father

    8 years ago

    NAMES OF GOD - THE FATHER JEHOVAH --- LORD, (IT CAN ALSO MEAN, "HE WHO IS") JEHOVAH-JIREH --- GOD WILL PROVIDE JEHOVAH-RAPHE --- GOD HEALS JEHOVAH-NISSI --- GOD IS MY BANNER JEHOVAH-ROHI --- GOD MY...

  • How to Defeat Anxiety
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    How to Defeat Anxiety

    8 years ago

    HOW TO DEFEAT ANXIETY! For maximum success, there are at least three major areas of a person's life to be considered. One: the mental application, two, the Christian application, and three, the practical application....

  • Why the Four Gospels Pt III
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    Why the Four Gospels Pt III

    9 years ago

    Why the Gospels pt III Luke is the only Gentile writer of the gospels. Luke was a physician (Colossians 4:14). He deals more concerning the announcement by the angels to Mary than the other gospels. It's in this...

  • Why Four Gospels pt IV
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    Why Four Gospels pt IV

    8 years ago

    Why the Four Gospels, Part IV John is the fourth gospel. This is the most evangelical gospel of the four but is not one of the synoptic gospels. His audience is the world. He starts right out writing about who...

  • Why Four Gospels Pt II
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    Why Four Gospels Pt II

    8 years ago

    Why Four Gospels, Part II Mark's gospel is next one in the Bible and is one of the synoptic gospels. However, it may have been the first gospel written even though it is the second gospel noted in the Bible. The...

  • Why Four Gospels Pt I
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    Why Four Gospels Pt I

    8 years ago

    Why Four Gospels? Part I This is the first part of a four part series. Before starting, a short introduction is needed. With the exception of the Gospel of John, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke seems to repeat...

  • Nick Names of Satan
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    Nick Names of Satan

    8 years ago

    Nick Names of Satan Serpent ....Genesis 3:4 .... 2Corinthians 11:13 Tempter .... Matthew 4:3 .... 1Thessalonians 3:5 Accuser ... Revelation 12:10 Abadden .... Revelation 9:11 Advesary .... 1Peter 5:8...

  • One of The Legend's of the Jack-O-Lantern
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    One of The Legend's of the Jack-O-Lantern

    8 years ago

    All information on this subject is myth and/or legend. Here is the myth about Jack-O-Lantern and how the legend started. It seems there was a man call Jack, who was a drunken farmer in Ireland. One day the devil was...

  • The Two Chambers of Hell
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    The Two Chambers of Hell

    8 years ago

    The Two Chambers of HELL There are a number of opinions, books and paintings about hell, but are they accurate? What does the Bible state concerning hell? As you read this article, settle back with a cup of coffee,...

  • Can Stress Cause IIlness?
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    Can Stress Cause IIlness?

    8 years ago

    LIFE CHANGE INDEX SCALE Place an "x" in the space next to a given event IF it happened to you within the last 12 months. Add up the number of points next to each of your "x" marks. Place the total...

  • Three Ways for Divine Healing!
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    Three Ways for Divine Healing!

    8 years ago

    God heals by using preventative measures. To take advantages of preventative measures, at least two things are required: eating a balanced, nutritional diet and exercise. A person's largest meal of the day should be...

  • What Personality Make the Best Christian Visitor?
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    What Personality Make the Best Christian Visitor?

    8 years ago

    There are 4 basic personalities, based on the profile I have given since 1981. First, you have the "D" personality. They are great innovators and planners for a new program and should be used to start a...

  • Three Views of the Rapture
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    Three Views of the Rapture

    8 years ago

    Before proceeding, it needs to be understood that there is no such word as, Rapture, in the New Testament. Here is a brief synopsis of three views of the rapture. First, there is the Pre-Tribulation view. Those holding...

  • What Rights?
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    What Rights?

    9 years ago

    On almost any given day, a person can read or hear about the rights of people in prison. Some of the more common complaints are: The color TV is broke, the air conditioning is too cold, the food is no good, etc. But,...

  • Tribute to a Father
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    Tribute to a Father

    8 years ago

    Some years ago, my foster father died. No one, except family and friends, really noticed. Even though he was WW I veteran, there were no flags lowered to half-mask, he didn't get a 21 gun salute or even a card of...

  • The Making of an Effective Sales Person
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    The Making of an Effective Sales Person

    8 years ago

    The days of the 'pushy' salesperson are over - here are the traits a salesperson needs in this era. First, personal appearance. The first impression made is that of the salespersons appearance. If the potential client...

  • Mistake or Sin?
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    Mistake or Sin?

    5 years ago

    There is a tendency to interchange "sin" and "mistake", but is this correct? Not really! God established the standard and definition of what constitutes sin in the various laws He made. The purpose...

  • Three Areas of Tithing
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    Three Areas of Tithing

    8 years ago

    Tithing has always been a controversial subject. Some Christians state it is no longer in effect since it's only mentioned in the Old Testament. It's mentioned first in Genesis when Abram, (as his name was at that time,...

  • Baptism-Don't Confuse the Method with the Message
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    Baptism-Don't Confuse the Method with the Message

    8 years ago

    There are at least two issues that need to be examined when dealing with baptism: there is the METHOD and the MESSAGE of baptism. The method may vary from denomination to denomination. Some of the better known methods...

  • Do you have to attend church to be a Christian?
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    Do you have to attend church to be a Christian?

    8 years ago

    As you will discover in the Bible, very little is mentioned concerning church attendance. One of the reasons for this is that there were no churches to attend. Christianity was new, and no churches as we have today, had...

  • Three Types of Love
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    Three Types of Love

    8 years ago

    In the koine Greek languge, there are 3 words for love. First, you have eros love. This is a sex type love and can be emotional. The word, "erotica" comes from this word. Second, you have the Koine Greek...

  • Discilpine vs Punishment
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    Discilpine vs Punishment

    9 years ago

    These two terms are often interchanged. Discipline really means "to teach" or "correct". Christ had 12 men who were His disciples - He taught them. Discipline has a positive reaction to an...

  • Disicipline vs Punishment II
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    Disicipline vs Punishment II

    9 years ago

    There is a thin line between discipline and punishment. When you discipline someone, you train them, or in some cases, you correct them in a positive manner. When you punish someone it's for something they done, with no...

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