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(Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) 2 Timothy 4:4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (NKJV)(Previous devotionals can be found at www.seriousfaith.com)We live in a time of competition for church members; a time where success is measured primarily by numbers and income. There is no end of teachers, writers or churches who will present what feels good and tickles the ear. There is no shortage of churches that provide programs, support groups and myriads of resource thats will “meet your need”. This wouldn’t be as critical a development were it not for the fact that many uncomfortable or unpopular issues are avoided because the aren’t “good marketing”. The Bible has […]
Amanda, Thanks for your comments about my Avatar post. I love it when people leave heartfelt comments that ask real questions and address sincere concerns… and they do it respectfully. There is plenty of room for Christians to disagree. We are to be steadfast and unwavering about the ESSENTIALS… and allow vast amounts of liberty where God has allowed liberty. You are VERY correct with this statement: But I am so sick and tired of being called a *liberal* by my Christian brothers and sisters because I distrust corporate America and suspect that much of the decisions made my corporate America are greed-driven and do not necessarily have my childrens’ best interests at heart. It’s the UNFAIR BIAS of Hollywood that I point out… white […]
A Reader Asks: I have a childish question.There are many languages in this world and there are many christians all …
Question:I have a childish question.There are many languages in this world and there are many christians all over the world speaking many different languages. What language will we speak in heaven? What language will the devil speak in hell? Answer:That’s not a childish question at all. I have wondered and thought about it many times myself.First, in eternity, it doesn’t matter what language the Devil speaks because he will be forever banished and lost in the Bottomless Pit (Rev 20.3) never to influence or communicate with a human again. It is poor teaching that has left Christians with the idea that Satan will be in charge and running Hell.God is in charge of hell. But those humans who tragically find themselves in hell won’t be […]
Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. (NKJV) (Previous devotionals can be found at www.seriousfaith.com)One of the great blessings of being a Christian is knowing that when we put our trust in God and fear Him, the Lord hears us and we are never alone. In times of great fear or distress, we can cry out to our God and there is nothing in this world that we have to fear when our hope is in the Lord.King David, who had known his share of troubles, war, family turmoil and personal tragedy was still a “man after God’s own heart”. In Psalms 34 we find his personal testimony and then his teaching on the Lord’s […]
(Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) Psalm 19:11b – … And in keeping them there is great reward. (NKJV)This series of lessons looks at the life most Christians want, many Christians talk about and some Christians experience brief glimpses of… but few attain on a daily, consistent, long-term basis. It is a life that is:Refreshed and re-energized, full of wisdom, joyful, enlightened, consistent and righteous, rewarding and fulfilled So far we have learned that:God’s law (His rule of action) converts (restores, refreshes) the soul because knowing and keeping His law leads to a fruitful, guiltless life of fellowship with God. (v. 7a)God’s testimony (His declaration and evidence of facts), especially of Jesus Christ, imparts wisdom to the simple (foolish; anyone […]
A Reader Asks: Do you believe in donating ones organs once they are deceased? If a person does donate their organs, …
Question:Do you believe in donating ones organs once they are deceased? If a person does donate their organs, will they have them in heaven? For example, if a person donates their eyes – will they be able to see in heaven? I want a really straightforward answer. I am young and don’t understand a lot of what you write. Answer:Our fleshly bodies, just like this entire earth and universe, will be destroyed and re-created. We will have what the Bible calls a “glorified” body just like Jesus had when he rose from the dead. That is why the questions about organ donations, cremation or people who die violent deaths that destroy the body all fall into the same category. What happens to our flesh here […]
(Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) James 5:7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. (NKJV) Ah… “be patient”. Is there any less welcome admonition these days? We don’t want to be patient… we want spiritual success NOW. We want prosperity NOW. We want Godly mountaintop experiences NOW. The long term, methodical, routine, patient life just doesn’t make good marketing. It’s common today to seek after a consistent stream of extraordinary, exclamatory and superlative experiences in our Christian life. We need to send old James to a “3 Keys to Spiritual Victory TODAY!” seminar. But, I guess since James said it, and it made the cut in the Bible, I guess we better take a closer look. […]
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