Oh – by the way – that forgiveness thing. It’s good for anything we have done. Literally – anything. There’s nothing, no matter what some may say, that won’t be forgiven. Some would say if you’ve done certain things – you can’t be in “the church”. Well – maybe not in their “church”. But in Jesus’ church – sincerely ask for forgiveness from Jesus – and you will be forgiven.
Addiction, mental disorders / abnormalities, socially unacceptable behavior, deviant behavior – these are “normal” parts of life, But “we” – the psychologists, psychiatrists, and other “brilliant” people – can take care of it. The fact that “we” have failed miserably is not evidence that “we” can’t do it. And if “we” can’t do it – “we” will drug the heck out of them – turn them into zombies – and then “we” will have “succeeded”. …
My story illustrates the symptoms. I was born into a “Christian” family. We believed in God and attended church when convenient— and always on Christmas or Easter. And when we did attend, it was always boring. Groeschel, Craig; Groeschel, Craig. The Christian Atheist: When You Believe in God But Live as if He Doesn’t Exist (pp. 17-18). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. No, it’s not my story. It’s Craig Groeschel’s. It could also be yours. If you’re thinking – “I can relate to that feeling”. Being born into a “Christian family” doesn’t make one a good Christian. In fact, being born into what the book describes as a “Christian family” can really turn people off. Now – if you’re thinking – “Wow – that’s really me!” – then you should also consider this: Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church which is considered the largest church in the United States with twenty five locations in seven states. Craig Groeschel turned into the pastor of an extremely successful church. If he did that – starting off with feelings like these – where could you end up? Don’t live the “Christian” life of your family and friends – the […]
How many times do we read about a Christian who is faced with a loved one’s beliefs that come in conflict with their own? Lots of people won’t like what I have to say here. But it needs to be said, because sometimes the things we least want to hear are the very things that we most need to hear. Then they have to decide – were they wrong before, misinterpreting God’s Word? Did God change His mind? Is this a new time with new laws from God? Something else? You may have noticed – I said “hear”. Even though this is in writing and will most likely be “read”. Here’s why the word “hear” is important – Post Views: 65
“Emily Jackson. A girl who was easy to miss. He’d seen what happened whenever she entered the cafeteria and sat at a table. Suddenly, the other kids who were already there would remember something else they needed to do and would get up one at a time and leave. Or when a group of kids was talking in the hallway and she approached them, they would tighten up their circle so there wouldn’t be any place for her. And so she would walk past. Alone. He didn’t think they did it on purpose, treated her like that, it was just the way kids are sometimes.” from “Blur ” by Steven James Post Views: 53