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"The reward of being 'faithful over a few things' is just the same as being 'faithful over many things' ; for the emphasis falls upon the same word; it is the 'faithful' who will enter 'into the joy of their Lord.'"- Charles S. Robinson
I suspect that most of the individuals who have religious faith are content with blind faith. They feel no obligation to understand what they believe. They may even wish not to have their beliefs disturbed by thought. But if God in whom they believe created them with intellectual and rational powers, that imposes upon them the duty to try to understand the creed of their religion. Not to do so is to verge on superstition. - Mortimer J. Adler
"This book (the Bible) will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book."
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Blowing KissesThough discontent, I bide my time,Blowing Kisses by christians
And spout my words in a hurried rhyme,
And wish for wistful happenings
That should be found in a million things,
Like morning dew or sunset glow,
Or the graceful fall of powder snow.
And I must wait. Discontent am I
To just blow kisses at the sky.
To be gazed upon, and feel the fire,
That draws me in and lifts me higher,
To feel the warmth is not enough;
I must be burned by this growing love.
In restless hurting and thirst for more,
Im wishing youd break down my door,
And despite the gaze Im not satisfied
With just blowing kisses at the sky.
Theres not enough of you with me
And I must go on, unhappily,
And never see what I want most-
Tis fleeting, obscure, like a ghost.
And life stampedes in glassy blur,
And of only one thing I am sure:
Theres not enough of you, so why
Must I blow kisses at the sky?
Is there a reason I must wait,
Be always from you separate
And only feel you fleetingly,
Wishing you were here with me
|These Deviations were awarded the Featured Deviation Award for their excellence, quality and Christ centered message.|
Siphiwe's TestimonyI would like everyone to meet my friend, Siphiwe. We've been friends since Bible College 6 years ago, and he really has been a blessing to me. Without Siphiwe I would be, well, closed minded. He has taught me many things, and I've enjoyed seeing things from his perspective. We all need friends like this - friends who don't have the same background we do, friends who have had a very different life than our own. Today, he shared a very, truly, amazing testimony with me. Here is Siphiwe's testimony:
"Well this happened many years ago I would say about ten years ago while I was in High School. I had been suffering from Asthma since childhood and it would be even worse around winter times. My chest would block and I would not be able to breathe. I had to go to the nearby clinic for them to give me oxygen with medicine so that my chest can clear. I also had medicine that I had to keep at home so that I could drink immediately when I felt the symptoms. This
Living Ink IIThis beating mass of red pushes from my chest. The hope flowing in my veins, the pain intermingled. And I wouldn’t change any of it.
There’s a lot of things said about the heart in the Bible. That we need to keep His word in our hearts, to guard them from evil, like in Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Psalm 73:26 says “My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Our hearts are frail and imperfect; they leave us feeling incomplete. When we are cut and broken down we bleed the red that represents our sin. This is why God says in Ezekiel 11:19 “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” He transforms us in a way so that when we are broken in this life we may not bleed red but bleed life, hope, and endurance.
We can choose to believe in God and
Not so different, now are you?I'm reading a novel called I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan (three guesses who the first-person narrator is). I found a passage that I thought might as well have been a Screwtape Letter (caution: British grammar ahead):
"Paedophilia's what I call a flexible gain investment. It yields profit in umpteen different ways. Most obviously there's immediate suffering of the children, followed by the shame, the guilt, the self-disgust, the not being believed, the hatred. Not the least the now loudly ticking clock of their own desire, all those dream-rich hours and days before the early damage gestates and they start fiddling with youngsters themselves. Then there are the Perpetrators. Again the shame, again the self-loathing, again the useless guilt. ...based on guilt no paedophile's ever going to change his ways. The desire for nippers is too strong. Guilt's simply no match for it. ...unstoppable except via hard psychic and professional graft which neither the perp nor his world
AdulteryYour infatuation with the world has grown
You’ve really matured it and made it your own
I think you’re ready to move on to the next step
Have you sent out the wedding invites yet?
I must question, though, whether your groom is content
To let you speak with love of the man you left
For I still hear you speaking so confidently
About your commitment to the man I watched you leave
Yes indeed, I still see you often in His house
Sometimes with your old photo albums out
Recounting the days, as if they were yesterday
What does your new love, the world, have to say?
Or is he permissive, and rather happy
To let you divide your love between Him and he
Ah I see, he takes no issue
As long as you honour him by the things that you do
In that case you are doing rather well!
You really are walking steadfastly to hell
As long as you do so, it doesn't matter what you say
Betray your first love, and say you love Him anyway!
Ah, but my dear, I'm afraid there’s a problem here
An Anti-Theist's Lunacy Refuted There is a video on Youtube that was uploaded by an anti-Israeli individual showing a street preacher getting completely trash-talked. Apart from how the Anti-Israeli propaganda floating about is rather asinine (the video provider’s description including the soundbite that goes “Israel did 9/11” is a case in point as to the stupidity of anti-Israeli propaganda), the video uploaded shows just how far people will go in America to make themselves feel good about their own hypocritical bigotry. Let us dissect the rants piece by piece. I primarily discuss the beginning parts of the video up until closer to halfway through. That is about all I can stand before I lose my nerves out of annoyed frustration.
A word before we begin: I alternate between the third and second person on purpose. In either case, I am likely referring to the person in the video making the rants, unless otherwise specified either explicitly or impli
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La Biblia dice que Jesucristo es el camino, la verdad y la vida. Y que nadie puede acercarse al Padre o tener comunión con Él, sino a través de Jesús (Juan, 14: 6).
Esto que estás viendo no es un sermón para que empieces a hacer cosas que no quieres. Es una invitación para que pongas tu vida en manos del Jesús y permitas que Él la transforme para bien. No tienes que cambiar de vestimenta, dejar de decir ciertas cosas, ni tampoco que comiences a asistir a una Iglesia. Lo único que tienes que hacer es recibir al Señor en tu corazón y permitirle que obre en ti. Si hay algo que debes cambiar, no lo hagas por los demás, permite que Dios te lo muestre y hazlo por Él. Quiero presentarte a un Dios que quiere relacionarse contigo, que conoce TODO sobre ti, que te entiende y que te Ama en gran manera, independientemente de la situación que estás atravesando.
Si es el se
Artist Feature with
Periodically we would like to feature one of the many gifted Christian artists in christians. This month we are featuring digital artist ForestHymn. Her gallery is loaded with Biblical themes and gorgeous animals, all for the goal of sharing Jesus through art. May her work "be a catalyst for other young people to give their best and their all to God, Who is worthy of it".
Read the interview here: fav.me/d95echb
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