Kathy Merlock Albuquerque, New Mexico: “You are honest and don’t sugar coat things.”
BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW: Human history shows that the natural mind becomes progressively self-destructive if left to its own desires. People who are directed by their natural minds walk in darkness and have incorrect thinking. Please read Eph. 4:17,18
Yes this post may tick off a lot of people…..but the Church as a whole has sugar coated God’s Word for years…..the great late, Chuck Colson said years ago, “The Church in America has turned into a high school pep rally.” Now we are paying the price. No Ten Commandments and The Great Commission in many sermons!!!!??? We have lost millions to Satan. The Church has nobody to blame, but itself. The Church became to ‘Hollywood’
I figured this was coming….America has become so very evil, so very satanic, it has been turned upside down. Satan has divided America! Satan is having his way with so many Americans! MY HEART BREAKS! I WEEP FOR MY COUNTRY!
America has become so dysfunctional, we pray and we pray for God to bless us but yet we kill His babies through abortion and other evil ways and sell baby body parts! How in the world people, do you expect God to bless America with the type of evil we are doing???????????????
Just as I posted, this from John Hagee this morning: America needs to rediscover our conscience. We as a nation have abandoned the 10 Commandments.
The Church as a whole does not PREACH HELL!
From Billy Graham:
Where does evil come from? The Bible admittedly doesn’t answer all our questions about evil, but it does tell us that evil comes ultimately from Satan, who is absolutely evil and opposed to everything good, including God. And while Satan isn’t equal to God, he’s a powerful spiritual being who seeks by every means possible to block what God is doing. Jesus called him “a murderer from the beginning … and the father of lies” (John 8:44).
One of Satan’s biggest lies is to convince people that he doesn’t even exist, and that evil isn’t real. But if evil isn’t real, why did Jesus Christ come into the world? Jesus didn’t come to teach us how to think positive thoughts. He came to give his life as the final sacrifice for sin, and by his resurrection he conquered evil and Satan and hell. Someday, his victory will be complete, and Satan and evil will be banished forever. The Bible says, “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work” (1 John 3:8).
In exercising your spiritual discernment, remember: the word “devil” means “slanderer.” To slander is to do more than to accuse or speak evil of one to another. Literally, the word devil means “one who puts himself or something between two in order to divide them.” Satan’s goal is not just to speak evil but divide us. He seeks to divide spouse from spouse, children from parents, race from race, and church from church, and he will use unresolved issues from the past. The antidote is to restore and then magnify Christ’s love; love covers a multitude of sins.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” —Ephesians 6:10-12
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Jul 20, 2019
|From the writings of the Rev. Billy GrahamQ: Why can’t a cure be found to wipe away mental anguish caused by war and evil done in the world? — W.P.
A: Suppose by some miracle all the past could be straightened out and all of life’s tangles could be unraveled? Such a cure would cause worldwide joy!
There is such a joy. There is such a cure. People can be forgiven of all sin by humbling ourselves.
The sin and disillusionments of life can be replaced by righteousness and contentment, if we will only look to God who will heal our wounds, forgive our trespasses, and bring peace to the human heart.
Years after the Civil War two Americans were crossing the Atlantic and began to sing, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul.” Another man with a rich voice joined in. One of the men asked if he had been in the war. The singer said, “Yes, I was on sentry duty at the edge of the woods. I was frightened because the enemy was near. I felt homesick and so weary. To comfort myself I began singing: ‘All my trust on Thee is stayed / All my help from Thee I bring / Cover my defenseless head / with the shadow of Thy wing.’ After I sung those words, peace came to me.”
The other man responded that he had been fighting on the other side, and when he and his men heard the soldier singing this great hymn, he said to the man with the mighty voice, “We were ready to fire at you, but when we heard you sing that song we lowered our rifles and departed with those words in our minds.”
For those who are weary, for those who want joy to replace their sorrow, look to God for peace. He will meet you in your need.