Is tithing compulsory? A court scene..
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Be Specific About Your Future
Posted by admin in 2010 Prophecy Friday, 22 June 2012 05:57 No Comments
Be Specific About Your Future
In order to get to where you want to be, you need to describe exactly what you want. For instance, Abraham told Eliezer exactly what kind of wife he wanted for Isaac. He told him to go back to the land of his relatives instead of picking Isaac’s wife from among the Canaanite women.
You will never reach a vague goal. The more general it is, the less power it has. But the more specific it is, the more power it has in your life.
Ask yourself these four questions: 1) What do I want to be? 2) What do I want to do? 3) What do I want to have? 4) Why do I want it?
You can’t just know the what, you need to know the why – that’s your motivation. If you don’t know why, you will give up when it gets tough.
When Eliezer heard Abraham’s goal, he started asking “What if?” If you listen to the what-ifs of your goal, you will fail because of worry and fear.
You don’t need to focus on the how for now because, once you figure out the why, God will show you how. He will help you solve the problems that stand in the way of your goal.
What is conscience?
Posted by admin in Reflections Monday, 25 June 2012 06:37 No Comments
What is conscience? God has put within each one of us something that cries aloud against us, whenever we do that which we know to be wrong. Conscience is the detective that watches the direc?tion of our steps and decries every con?scious transgression. Conscience is a vig?ilant eye before which each imagination, thought, and act, is held up for either censure or approval.
I believe there is no greater argument for the existence of God in the world today than conscience. There is no greater proof of the existence of a moral law and Lawgiver in the universe than this little light of the soul. It is God?s voice to the inner man. Conscience is our wisest counselor and teacher, our most faithful and most patient friend.
Posted by admin in Reflections Saturday, 19 January 2013 07:17 No Comments
Posted by admin in Editor's Page Saturday, 19 January 2013 06:55 No Comments
We go about cheating ourselves into the belief that sin is not quite as sinful as God says it is and that we are not as bad as we really are. We invent a long stream of smooth words and fuzzy phrases, coined to explain away the corruption of sin.
Sin rarely presents itself to us in its true colors; it doesn’t come right out and say, “I’m your deadly enemy; I’m about to deceive you, destroy you, and send you to Hell.” Instead, sin comes to us as an angelic apparition, with a kiss, an outstretched arm, and flattering words. Sin rarely seems sin in its beginnings. But even if you cloak sin with smooth names, you can’t change it’s character.
The broad and liberal theology being pushed today is a modern plague that can’t even comfort those who preach it. We have too many false prophets in the pulpit who are clever deceivers. They try to absolve sin by painting it all over with a gray brush. To them, nobody is right and nobody is wrong. Everybody is going to be saved; God loves everybody; sin is just inhospitality or hatred toward your fellow man.
But these same “sin silencers” share with all sinners the same inner gnawing, the same sense of guilt and corruption. They leave the loneliness, emptiness, and despair out of their calculations. They can try to make a sinner comfortable with his sin, but they can’t provide him with lasting rest and peace. They can’t quiet the deep inner voice that cries, “In spite of it all, you are still guilty.”
Sin manifests itself in two ways: first, by appearing insignificant and harmless; and second, by seeming intoxicating, pleasurable, and cozy.
Sin almost always creates a false sense of peace and “righteousness.” Two lovers, caught up in an illegitimate secret affair, say to themselves, “This can’t be sin; it has given me such peace and joy. I feel so complete, beyond anything I’ve known.”
This counterfeit peace causes the sinner to imagine he is not sinning. They presume that what they are doing is all right because they feel so satisfied, and they assume they are not hurting anymore. But the satisfaction that sin creates is based on an illusion. It is a false freedom founded on error. And when the illusion fades, there is nothing left but sorrow and despair. That is why sin always leads to depression.
Posted by admin in Editor's Page Sunday, 20 January 2013 08:00 No Comments
Whether open or secret, all sins must be renounced and confessed–or God cannot help you part with them. THE CAUSE OF MOST DISTRESS IS THE MAINTAINING OF SOME SECRET SIN. It blinds the eye of the soul and deadens it so that it can’t see its sad condition.
No person can be a true believer, until sin becomes his greatest sorrow and burden. Every soul that comes to God must admit to “the exceeding sinfulness” of his evil doings.
Giving in to temptation
Posted by admin in Reflections Sunday, 10 February 2013 01:32 No Comments
The person God is interested in is the one who battles heroically against his evil shadow self and who feels sorrow and guilt after giving in to temptation.
The struggle itself is proof enough that the heart is still crying out to God for help. There is hope for one who is experiencing an inner battle.
The struggle against sin in the life of an honest person is evidence that he or she refuses to give in to its power.
The difference between a sinner and a Christian is how one views sin. The Christian hates sin; the sinner excuses and justifies it.
Clever lie of satan.
Posted by admin in Editor's Page Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:10 No Comments
If you keep on believing your sin is inherited and you are like a tiny cork carried away by a mighty torrent, you will finally give yourself over to your slavery. Why fight it if you can’t beat it? Why seek a cure if there is none? Why talk about a cure when you don’t admit you are sick?
This fatalistic approach is a clever lie of Satan to keep slaves in line. There is not one iota of truth to it. There is no sin too difficult for Christ to cure, no bondage too powerful for him to break.
believe you are hopelessly chained to a habit or to the physical charm of some man or woman, but Christ can melt those chains away like wax.