What is often not pointed out to those who ridicule, mock, scorn, and persecute Christians is that those who engage in these behaviors are proving that they are among those who are perishing in a biblical and spiritual sense. Unbelievers exhibit a mind that remains darkened and separated from the Light that has come into the world, and does not and indeed cannot comprehend what they foolishly reject.
Rejoicing does not come natural to many people. Being full of joy such that your countenance is visibly changed is difficult for some. The Bible informs us in many places that we are to rejoice and let our rejoicing shape our thoughts and behaviors. Consider these examples
Friends, it is time to awaken from the slumbers that American materialism has utilized to mesmerize the body of Christ. We are not serving our heavenly Father by showing up for a weekly meeting with other believers, dropping a few dollars in an offering plate, or saying bedtime prayers with our children.
Over the years I have come to realize that God is always at work around us, but we often fail to see Him at work. Perhaps we are too busy to notice, too caught up in our daily routines, too involved in managing our lives for what we believe are important purposes.
Our joy is Jesus Christ and that will become clearer the longer we walk in humble obedience to Him and most certainly when we see Him face to face in eternity. Whatever our reward might be for a life lived for His glory here on earth, it pales in comparison to the glory and majesty that is our God.
We are God’s ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20) to a lost world. The foundation we have in Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11) provides a steady and firm position from which we can offer exhortations and admonishments to all people to come to Christ in faith for the forgiveness of their sins.
Weariness has become epidemic in America. The mental and physical exhaustion being suffered is evident on the faces of a great number of people nearly every day.
America was founded upon Christian principles. Therefore, God’s moral law has undergirded the guiding principles of this republic even before the American Revolution. The Mayflower Compact, the first governing document of English settlers to America makes this clear.
Now, make no mistake, persecution is the result of an obedient life lived for the glory of God. We are sheep among wolves, but not ordinary defenseless sheep. We are to be shrewd sheep that understand the ways of the world and how we are to combat evil.
We are at war. No I’m not talking about the Military Industrial Complex’s insatiable hunger for profiteering at the expense of American men and women’s lives. I’m not talking about the escalating conflict between the various political factions and their comic stooges played out in the news cycle day after day.
This means that only through faith in Christ will people become free from a seared conscience and the inevitable consequence of that state. Christian, rise up and take your place in the army of God, and march forward in victory, for our God has given us this land. Occupy until He returns!
One thing is for certain, you can’t accuse Alinsky of knowing what the Bible teaches. Satan didn’t win a kingdom. He was thrown out of heaven for his foolish pride, thinking that he, a created being, could somehow overthrow his Creator. He was cast down to the earth and seized control of what is not his through lies and deceit.
What we need today is a powerful move of the Holy Spirit upon us so that we go forth fearlessly and in boldness proclaim to this dying world that only Jesus saves. We have a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us that give testimony to the power of God to save.
Alyssa Milano is still desperate after all these years. Milano is desperate to be the face of the “my body, my choice” movement. She is desperate to maintain the gruesome, barbarous act of child sacrifice under the oxymoronic “choice” and “reproductive health” banners. Milano is desperate to elevate the #MeToo Movement
Dr. Samuel J. Abrams is a Professor of Politics at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York. Dr. Abrams wrote an op-ed article published in the New York Times Opinion section that appeared in October 2018.
I believe that many Christians have become indoctrinated and do not realize it. How is that possible? Ask yourself this question: Do I accept without question whatever my Pastor, Elder, or Ministry Leader says when it comes to the Bible? Do I uncritically believe whatever my Pastor teaches?
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