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Day of Prayer set for Saturday

Published 10:37am Friday, April 12, 2013

COURTLAND—A Southampton County “Day of Prayer” will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13 on the lawn of Riverdale Elementary School.

Spearheaded by Southampton County Deputy Keith Rose, the schools resource officer, he hopes all churches, parents, teachers and staff will come together in mass prayer.

Rose is also a pastor at Pine Level Baptist Church in Capron and a former police officer with the Franklin department.

“We need to let the schools know – we’re with you and here for you,” he stressed.

He said that people in the community invested in him when he was a youth growing up here and he wants to do the same.

“I deal with the kids and the parents and see the pressure teachers are under,” he explained.

He’s calling on the 72 churches in the area to participate in this mass prayer and come together as a community.

  • handkusp45

    employee2, Thank you for the kind words. I am nothing but a sinner who has been saved by the grace of Jesus Christ. The Bible says His mercies are new everyday, and I need that. I don’t know how I can prove that God is who the Bible says He is except by sharing what He has done in my life. It is certainly anyones right to reject Jesus if they chose. They just need to remember that actions or lack of them have consequences. In the case of a human soul which will live forever, they are momumental. I pray for sinoptic that he may one day come to know Jesus. Until then these comments won’t change anything. But again, thank you. God bless.

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    • employee2

      Agreed, I heard someone once say “I would rather live a life believing there is a God, and find out there wasn’t, than live a life as if there was no God and find out that there is a God.” I have lost nothing by living my life in this manner. That is not to say that I have lived a sinless life. We are all guilty of sin, but have the forgiveness through Christ for our mercy!

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  • handkusp45

    I’ll tell you what is ignorant: an atheist telling a Christian they are wasting time praying. Now that is ignorant! That’s like me telling a space shuttle pilot how to re-enter earth’s atmosphere. My theory could never match his experience. It’s the same for an atheist. He only has a theory. I know Jesus christ is real because He has changed my life. Sorry, but a man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with a theory.

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    • Sinoptik

      No need to get all judgmental and superior, that jesus fellow would not like it.

      I also recall you, over the many months we have been adversaries in these forums, often making statements to which you have no experience in. Is it possible you are a bit hypocritical when it comes to making points? At least I have, at a minimum, been straightforward in my opinions.

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      • handkusp45

        Name one.

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      • Sinoptik

        Ah of course, our first conversation as a matter of fact, and the reason I went from simply reading the comments section to actively participating. Yes BTW, you initiated my existence here, praise the lord ;). It was that time you stated that homosexuality was a choice (The LGBT club they were trying to start at FHS). By saying being gay is a choice, and by only basing answers on experience, I would have to deduce that at some point you had to make the choice to be heterosexual instead of homosexual.

        Now you either have to admit to having repressed homosexual tendencies, or admit that you made a statement based on zero experience.

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      • Sinoptik

        I must take back the article I mentioned. I looked back at those articles and it was a different one, I do not recall the actual context exactly, could be Boy Scouts, Gay Rights, Separation of Church and state, or another of the myriad of things we disagree on.

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      • handkusp45

        You can know something is wrong without trying it. I have never committed murder but I know it is wrong. It is the same with sex outside of marriage, straight or gay. Apples and oranges again.

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      • handkusp45

        If you haven’t experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ you are not qualified to say if it is real or not. I don’t have to experience murder or homosexual sex to know it is wrong. Again, your argument fails.

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      • Sinoptik

        You make it to easy for me my friend…

        I
        “If you haven’t experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ you are not qualified to say if it is real or not. I don’t have to experience murder or homosexual sex to know it is wrong. Again, your argument fails.”

        If one does not have to experience murder or homosexual love (its not all about sex you know), then by the same regard one does not have to experience religion to know that it is wrong. Talk about a failed argument.

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      • Sinoptik

        I wish we could edit these, my phone dropped the o in “too easy”. Just mentioning it before any grammar Nazis come calling.

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      • handkusp45

        There is a difference between what is real and what is morally wrong. There is also a difference between experience and theory. I’m sorry if you can’t see that. And as a final note, we shall see who is right.

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      • Sinoptik

        Lol, OK. See you next time there is another ridiculous religious act in the area. I’ll be waiting for you in comments.

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      • employee2

        Hang in there Hankus, there is a lot of support in your corner. The non-believers are just jealous because they do not have what you have. They always have to have the last word and because of that they will respond to this.

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      • Sinoptik

        You are absolutely correct about one thing employee, I will not let an silly statement go unanswered. As for your little bit of reverse psychology, I am not so stubborn as to hold my tongue just to prove you wrong, that would be too simplistic and childish. I can prove you wrong more eloquently by typing.

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      • employee2

        Knew you couldn’t and you only proved me right. Now go back to the copy room where you work.

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      • employee2

        BTW you have a high opinion of yourself. I read your silly inane writings and I wouldn’t call any of it eloquent. Reverse psychology? Little paranoid today are we?

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      • spider68

        Sinoptik—I agree wholeheartedly

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      • Sinoptik

        Thanks Spider, good to know there are some logical thinkers around here. Are you laughing about the irony of the conversation, I find it so much more refreshing than anger.

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    • spider68

      handkusp45—I know that I am not a part of this debate, however, since I have followed your postings of obvious dislike of blacks and particularly of President Obama, for more than five years. My question to you, is hatred a part of your christian teachings.

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      • handkusp45

        Spider, I do ot hate blacks. I do not hate Nobama. I hate what he is doing. Name one place where I have ever said I hate blacks. I hate abortion, I hate homosexual acts. I hate any sin. I think you will find that consistant with the teachings of Jesus. Sorry if you can’t understand that.

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      • Sinoptik

        Well answered considering the question is if your religion teaches hate…. Survey says, hate hate hate and hate.

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  • Inma

    I think it is a wonderful idea! Kudos to Officer Rose for spear heading this!

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  • cscj27980

    At the school where I teach in NC, we always participate in the National Day of Prayer. Teachers, parents, students, and administrators always support it. Area churches participate with us. That’s one reason I chose to teach at Chowan Middle School. The administrators and staff don’t mind praying together. I love being part of a praying community!

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  • Sinoptik

    If people want to waste their Saturday it’s all well and good; but there are better places for this than on public property.

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    • handkusp45

      Again, you speak of what you know not! Gees!

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    • sgeary

      What a ignorant statement!

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      • Sinoptik

        I know sgeary but I’m used to kandkusp’s statements.

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      • employee2

        How do you know he wasn’t talking about yours?

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    • smoke14

      I think Mr. Rose has done a wonderful thing. I really hate that I missed the event. I see nothing wrong with having this at one of our PUBLIC schools. That is what is wrong with our schools now. We took God out of our schools. God was not forced on any child in school. If a child did not wish to participate they did not. But I will tell you what did bother me was when my son graduate from Southampton High School back in 2006, the people in front of us did not even bother to stand up for the National Athem. If that were not bad enough, I actually had to ASK them to be quiet so that I could hear my son’s name called out to get his diploma. People were told that they could not leave the room once the diplomas were being handed out. But they did anyway. How rude to the other people and students who had come to the event.

      God bless our teachers & our police officers and God bless our schools.
      Proverbs 22:6

      New King James Version (NKJV)

      6 Train up a child in the way he should go,
      And when he is old he will not depart from it.

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