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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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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
Glimpse of the Treasure
Sometimes we get a glimpse
of who GOD created you to be.
The, without sin, you,
that is the new creature in Christ.
In our baptism to faith in Jesus,
we are born again;
beginning the journey to
full redemption in Christ.
GOD’s unmerited favor,
who loves the unlovable,
full of sin,
You are His lost sheep, the lost coin,
We are the treasure in the field~
Who hears His Voice
in His Word:
That He paid the price of the whole field~
from beginning to end
including the ones
before their birth.
Born again on a journey in this life to our real Home
in His Presence
created you to be
the perfect you
~Armahda~SRR~ June17, 2017
BodyMy body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and as such, should be treated with respect and dignity.
No, my body is not something to be ashamed of. My breasts are not battlefields on which temptations fire their arrows, my legs are not poison if found to be uncovered, my hips are not a stumbling block, my body existing is not a sin.
In the Church we say, “Please God, not man” so why are we teaching our women to appease men? The reason I dress modestly is to please God, the reason I stay pure is to please God (and not just in the physical sense, since let me remind you, being pure in heart is what’s most important). It is not for men, for they are imperfect and will not make me whole.
No, my body is not a museum, it is not a display case, it is not an object to be played with. If my shoulders are too much of a distraction, maybe you should work on controlling your sexual urges.
My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit; my arms are made for being lifted in praise, my le
Thy Wisdom Pure - poem prayerTHY WISDOM PURE
"My Heavenly Father Wise,
My soul will leap, my joy arise;
I read Thy Word, the Bible sure,
Grant me a glimpse of Thy Wisdom Pure!
In all my life, in all my days,
So full of stress, in disarrays,
Where for comfort will I look,
But in Thy Holy Book?
My being with awe is filled,
Thy wise Word is in my hand,
Like a knight holds his sword's hilt;
The World is lost and amiss,
Yet Thy Word will guide me,
Through any kind of wilderness!
My Heavenly Father Great,
Look how the World shows hate,
I perceive that only in Thy Pure Wisdom,
Shines the Light of Thy Mighty Kingdom!
Now I pray Thy Holy Spirit abound,
In my being, though weak and small,
Come Holy Spirit, dominate all around!
The humble stand, the proud will fall,
Let this World after its foolishness lust,
Indeed, without You, we are naught but dust!
Jesus, brightest of The Father's Light,
To the Throne eternal to You that Right,
Thy Pure Wisdom brings the proud a fright,
But grants the humble strength of might;
Christian Church DESTROYED by Chinese policeCHINESE police destroyed a church after dragging worshippers out of the building and beating them in the street.
Originally journalized by Katie Mansfield: http://www.express.co.uk/search?s= Katie Mansfield&b=1
Violence broke out in Shanggiu in Henan province after 300 police officers and officials demolished the Shuangmiao Christian Church—which was under construction.
Officers dragged out around 40 Christians with one worshipper comparing the brutal scenes to the Japanese invasion of China during the Second World War, according to charity China Aid.
Eight Christians remain in custody following the incident amid a crackdown on churches by the communist regime.
China Aid said: “During the demolition, officials beat dozens of church members, pushing them to the ground and twisting their hands."
How Can You Use Evil as Evidence Against God?Quoth the Bible skeptics, the existence of evil in the world spells trouble for the idea of God. After all, how could an almighty Father just sit by while horrible things happen to people down here on earth every day? How can God exist and let evil run wild?
This, of course, begs a different question. If there is no God, how do we know what's "evil" and what isn't? How can we objectively say a tragedy or brutal crime is "bad?" Where do right and wrong come from, and what makes them so objective and universal if there is no God?
Atheists have a simple answer: evolution. At one point, they say, an animal learned to protect others of its kind to help its species survive. Thus morality was born and became an objective truth in the universe. ...Except this explanation is hardly reasonable. The notion here is that, because some animal did something nice for some other animal eleven million years ago, mankind is now obliged to follow a distinct set of moral guidelines. Why does man even have
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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