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       Ed Cole
       1922-2002
      
       Edwin Louis Cole, also known as Ed Cole, was the founder of the Christian Men's Network, a religious organization devoted to helping Christian men and fathers. He published many books and preached numerous sermons relating to men and religion.
      
       In Los Angeles, Edwin played an active role in the Angelus Temple of Aimee Semple McPherson, often participating in the Temple's illustrated sermons. He played a trumpet with street corner witnessing teams on Los Angeles's skid row.
      
       Cole eventually became the first full-time district men’s minister for a major denomination. He spent the next two decades undertaking a number of religious endeavors, including mission trips, evangelizing, and Christian TV stations. In 1977 Cole founded the Christian Men's Network. At that time he was still actively ministering on two Christian television networks, acting as chancellor of a ministry school, and helping to establish a radio ministry. In April 1984 Cole resigned from these positions to focus exclusively on his men's ministry, which started slowly but grew in the 1980s and 1990s.

Abortion is too often an atonement for the consequences of immorality, the sins of the parents.

    Topics: Abortion, Immorality

A greater sorrow than a man not seeing a need is the man who sees it and does nothing about it. But a still greater sorrow is the man who sees the need and can do something about it but won't.

    Topics: Apathy

A man must talk to God about his children before he talks to his children about God.

    Topics: Children

A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God's commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.

    Topics: Fasting

A father's responsibility is not to make the child's decisions, but to let the child watch him make his.

    Topics: Fathers

After giving something to God, you are no longer accountable for it. Your blessing is based on your giving, not on what others do with the gift.

    Topics: Giving, Blessings

A man doesn't own his marriage; he is only the steward of his wife's love.

    Topics: Marriage

A ton of prayer will not produce what an ounce of obedience will.

    Topics: Obedience

A passion for God isn't necessarily the same as abiding in God; it must be coupled with obedience to be true love for God.

    Topics: Passion, Obedience

All sin promises to serve and please but only desires to enslave and dominate.

    Topics: Sin

Ability to resist temptation is directly proportionate to your submission to God.

    Topics: Temptation, Submission

Availability is not the most important factor in employment - teachability is.

    Topics: Work


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