Monthly Archives: May 2015

ARE YOU THIRSTY?

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If you think being apart of some lifestyle or movement will help solve your problems or listening to some self help speaker or feel good pastor will get you through each day your wrong.

Only Jesus and his true love that leads to salvation will solve your problems.

John 4:13-14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Only Gods real love will get you through each day.

Movements,  lifestyles, cults and secular philosophy will not give internal purpose or freedom only Jesus can do that.

Self help speakers or feel good pastors words are only that just words and they rarely have any lasting life to them but God’s love and actions are forever they fill that void and keep filling it, it is never ending.

Lamentations 3:22 The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease,For His compassions never fail.

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CAN WE DEFINE OUR OWN MORALITY?

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Can we define our own morality?

This was my question of the day about two weeks ago on my Facebook page; it did not get any takers for opinions.

One either it was too deep of a question or it was one of those no duh questions but regardless it is something that people sometimes do.

My answer is no; we cannot define our own morality only God can define morality and he already defined what it is not and how we stay away from immorality.

Now one might say then “where are those definitions and guidelines and if you say they are Biblical are we then supposed to read the Bible every time we are faced with a moral dilemma”?

Well it would not hurt to do some reading now and then but one does not really have to go too far and read Exodus 20 and you get God’s definition of what he expects from us, they are called the Ten Commandments and they pretty much cover it all.

You might also skim over to Matthew 22: 37-40 37 “And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and [o]foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

With these two commandments we follow all the Ten Commandments in Exodus and any other rules and laws that are defined by man.

Understanding we are all sinners and we will always fall short that is a given and to make things more interesting we live with unbelievers that sometimes don’t see eye to eye with the Ten Commandments and Jesus’ 2 commandments.

We live in a world that sometimes likes to make up and pass new laws that hide or make the wrong look and feel right.

What makes us viable in this world of sin is that God gives us Grace, if we accept his son Jesus in our lives then we are forgiven.

We are not worthy of his grace but it is a free gift all he asks is we follow him but we cannot define our own morality and toss God’s moral law aside and expect grace afterwords.

 He will convict your heart and he will do that because he loves you 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6. The question is will you look, listen and know that conviction when it happens and what will you do when it comes?

CORRUPTION BRINGS OUT THE FOOLS

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Can life begin out of nonexistence?

This is a question that has been in play for who knows how long, a debate that will rage on until Jesus returns if you are a Christian or to the end of your age if you believe in atheism,secularism or you’ll never really grasp life and you are into human spiritualism that allows you to just keep recycling yourself from one animal to another.

Some may consider this a deep question and maybe that’s why only two people on my Facebook responded. One friend felt it was way too deep before her coffee and my other FB friend posted “Depends on who you ask” and that is as true as it gets.

Can this question be answered to the content of everyone, most likely not? There are too many beliefs even if you segregated all them to three categories of faith you still would get three to five opinions maybe more.

Professor Alister McGrath Irish Apologist and Professor of science and religion at Oxford University comes to the conclusion that we cannot prove our beliefs, Christians, atheist, Islamist or Hindi cannot prove the existence of their beliefs so which one is more desirable to believe, which one is worth staking your life on?

Can nonexistence produce life, and if so why don’t we see it. We are told has happened and these people are all about seeing is believing but we have never seen it that I’m aware but we are told it happened once.

As a Christian view of “can nonexistence create life” and yes it can and did I just shake my head in disbelief that such a belief of “it did not” would be desirable to have faith in let alone stake my life on.

Unlike atheism true Christianity is not just a theory it is a way of life and practiced in everyday living.

The churches that feed the homeless with daily soup kitchens, organizations like Samaritans purse that send men and women all around the world to feed the hungry and attend the sick.

This is real practice of a real belief of a faith that I trust and many more stake their lives as they witness to Muslims and others in communist countries around the world. Naturalism/ atheism on a daily basis does none of this; it has nothing only theory that teaches we are just chemicals and cells that only feel with senses no moral and ethical conscious.

Of the three faiths that believe life does exist because of design, only two Judaism and Christianity believe in the same idea and designer; both share the same belief of what that designs purpose was for.

If we look at what King David wrote in Psalm 53:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,” They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.

Now this is a widely used Psalm used by people when talking smack on those who do not believe in God and you wonder why people get defensive towards others that use this quote alone.

What really needs to be added to this Psalm is more of this Psalm. 53:2-3 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there is anyone who [c]understands, Who seeks after God. Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

What King David is saying is those who say there is no God, denying that life was not designed by life are corrupt in the mind and soul.

They roll in the filth of this world and wonder why they and their world looks so dirty.

They do not repent from their misdeeds and because of this their hearts harden even more towards the idea that life cannot start without design so life must have begun out of nonexistence because they cannot comprehend any other way simply said by King David they are fools.

It’s quite interesting that the day I decided to blog on my “Facebook question of the day” I started the day out reading my daily Bible devotion and then I went on to read anothr daily devotional from the BGEA (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) and the topic was “The Fool says in his heart there is no God” it went on to describe exactly what I just shared here. Call it chance like a secularist would or call it divine education I know what I call it but you are welcome to choose your own idea.

The question can never really be answered so everyone is satisfied because of the corrupt nature of the world we live in.

So maybe now we need to add a second question after the first question has been debated  as “what belief is most favorable to you; what belief are you going to live for, something or nothing and what belief would you stake your life on?”.