oh my God! this one nails it!
How many times have you heard the term (or one similar) “They’ve taken God out of public schools!”? I’ve heard it many, many times but so far it has failed to worry me.
Don’t get me wrong, it saddens me that a teacher can actually get fired if he or she offends someone by praying aloud or teaching scripture in a public school. It sickens me that some school systems (not mine) have taken the phrase “under God” out of their daily Pledge of Allegiance. It frustrates and sometimes angers me that other religions seem to be tolerated so quickly, yet Christianity simply will not be tolerated in some public school systems. It makes me want to cry out “What are we doing?”
But when I get completely worked up over laws and rights, I feel the gentle push of the Holy Spirit saying this to me: “When was the last…
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Yesterday I read a post by some so-called Christian on facebook who apparently had issues with the names ‘Jehovah’ and ‘Jesus’. His simple reason was that the letter ‘J’ does not appear in the Hebrew alphabeth so in his sinking puffed up, conceited and self-righteous mind, he seemed to be questioning the origin and use of the names Jesus and Jehovah.
I have no time to go into the details of whatever it was he was driving at with his puffed up and erroneous mind but the bottomline is this person; this so -called believer is arrogant, lacks humility and skeptical with regards to the Bible. To me, the is religion not faith and very cultic. Today he has issues with the ‘J’ in Jesus and Jehovah: Tomorrow he will start questioning whether the Bible is at all credible and worth believing. This prideful falla has little idea the amount of work and sacrifices than went into the compiling and the canonizing of the Bible we have today: the days of labour, long hours of praying and waiting on the Holy Spirit for guidance, days of fasting, sometimes sitting through the night ; researching through manuscript after manuscript, doing crosscheck after crosscheck to ensure that whatever they came out with was without any doubt whatsoever the very infallible Word of the Almighty given through man through the inspiration of the Spirit of Truth: and here he sits with his little know-it-all mind; someone who was born just yesterday, casting doubt on the veracity of the names of Jesus and Jehovah God: work done by seasoned men of faith who have been tried and tested and proven worthy to be charged with the task or canonizing what we call The Holy Bible today.
Beware of such wolves folks. They have nothing good to offer but to drag unsuspecting ones into bondage and slavery through the deceitfulness of some knowledge they seem to have gained. pray God to keep your minds firm in his word and to keep your hearts from wondering into strange diabolical and demonic doctrines. Such brutes can even go as far as speaking against dignitaries without anything pricking their glowing-iron-seered minds. They promise you freedom yet throw you into spiritual bondages from which they cannot even free themselves.
The moment you start having doubts about any portion of Scripture, know for sure that you have taken your first step to backsliding. You are no better than the Jehovah’s Witness, the Mormon or the Moslem and other cultic organizations who have denied the Lord who died to set the free.
Each Friday I am praying and fasting for the nations where Christians suffer the worst persecution around the world, as of 2014. This week I pray and fast for:
Saudi Arabia. 29.9 million people with 1.25 million Christians.
The open practice of any religion other than Islam is forbidden in Saudi Arabia, and conversion to another faith is punishable by death. Most Christians are ex-pats from Asia or Africa. During 2013, several Christian migrant fellowships were raided by police, and tens of worshippers detained and deported. Muslim- background believers run the risk of honor killing if their faith is discovered. Yet a small but growing number of Muslims are coming to Christ and sharing their faith on the internet and satellite TV. (Open Doors Watch List.)
Saudi Arabia is the birthplace and homeland for Islam. Most Saudis follow the strict form of Wahhabi Islam, which is known for its…
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Some people try to define God’s work, and therefore to define God—sort of like trying to photograph a double rainbow that stretches across the sky. If you could just snap the picture, then you’d have the rainbow for always.
God doesn’t operate in such a way that we can ever capture Him. Yet—and here’s is one of the most mysterious of His Ways—He voluntarily, willfully declares my heart His home.
I think of Joseph resisting the sexual temptations Potiphar’s wife threw at him day after day, only to end up in prison. Well, not “end up” because he moved from the outhouse to the penthouse in a mere thirteen years. Thirteen years that undoubtedly had Joseph thinking nothing would ever change, that his life was going to continue on and on and on in the dungeon. But it didn’t. God had big things in store for Joseph.
I think of…
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Reading 1 Gal 3:22-29
Responsorial Psalm Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
R(8s) The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
Gospel Lk 11:27-28
He replied, “Rather, blessed are those
who hear the word of God and observe it.”
While this may appear to be another one of the times Jesus “disses” His mother He is instead using her to show greatness. Think about Mary’s response in Lk 1:38 I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” Mary heard the word spoken to her and she accepted what that meant for her. It is in hearing the word of God that we are blessed and we find joy in living His word in our lives. Our goal is union with God. As St. Augustine says “We were made for God and our hearts are restless until they rest in…
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