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The Bible Doesn’t Say That: Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

The Bible Doesn’t Say That: Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness 
Origination Of The Saying: The saying “cleanliness is next to godliness” does not appear in the Bible. The expression is an archaic proverb found in Babylonian and Hebrew religious tracts. Its debut in the English language, in a modified form, is found in the writings of philosopher and scientist Sir Francis Bacon. In Advancement of Learning (1605) he wrote, “Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.” Almost two hundred years later (1791), John Wesley made a reference to the expression in one of his sermons in the form we use it today. Wesley wrote, “Slovenliness is no part of religion. Cleanliness is indeed next to Godliness."
Illustration: How many of you are going to eat right after church is over? How many of you will be heading to a local restaurant?  So, most of you are eating and most of you are eating out.  Very good.  How many of you are like me and when you eat out you look for…

Jared Fogle and Planned Parenthood

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Jared Fogle is a monster.  For years this man has pushed sub sandwiches on America.  Jared was the “everyman”. He was the prototype average joe. A formerly overweight man who with hard work and a propensity towards 6 inch plain turkey and cheese sandwiches lost nearly 200 pounds.  He wore glasses, had a big smile and seemed like the guy next door.  I imagined him driving around with his kids in a minivan and politely waving as he passed.  Let’s be honest, Jared probably would have been nominated at our church for deacon.  
Jared Fogle is a monster.  Under the shroud of a foundation that helped liberate children from obesity, Fogle had sex with minors.  He hurt children, not once but more than a dozen times.  His desire for younger victims was quoted in a text saying “the younger the better”.  Jared, the Subway guy, is as evil and wicked as they come.  He is twisted and perverted.  Anyone with a conscience would find this level of depravity appalling.  
I often ask God about people li…