In this world we live in, sin abounds everywhere. It’s only going to get worse as time goes on. As society progresses, new sins are brought out to the open and are made possible. They’re becoming easier and easier to do. Whether it’s homosexuality, adultery, or even fornication; sin is everywhere in this world. Even in the churches today, sin abounds and is glorified. If this isn’t enough, we’ve corrupted the way of salvation. With this in mind, how do we become saved? Let’s see what the Holy Word of God tells us. I will be using the King James Version for this article.
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: That More >
Have you ever heard of a military going into war without ammunition and weapons? How about a military who goes into war with ammunition but with no weapons or vice versa? I don’t think any of us have heard of such a thing happening before in this world. It would be a very dumb move. I don’t recall hearing of the Allied forces going to war with Germany without their weapons and ammunition. The same should be true for the Christian, the Child of God. Unfortunately, it isn’t.
God’s Word has many uses. One of the primary uses for it is to help us know what God expects of us and to help aid us in obeying God. Many times people will ask, “How can I obey God?” (I suggest reading the article “How do I obey God? It’s hard!” The answer is in the Word of God. When we read God’s Word and keep it in our heart, we are less likely to sin against God because we are reminded to keep His commandments, as the Psalmist also declared:
Psalms 119:11 (KJV) Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
As we live in our More >
No one likes to know the truth, especially when it means that they need to change their lives. Most of us, especially us Americans, are content with where we are in our lives. We hate change and love to stay in our ways, even if it means doing the wrong thing. We also love to make excuses so that we can attempt to justify our wrong doings.
The same thing is especially true when it comes to spirituality and religion. Most of us, including Christians, believe what we believe because we grew up with it. We have no basis of God’s Word but we just believe what we do because we’ve been told to. It’s because of these things, called traditions, that we have so many man-made doctrines out there today. One of the deadliest of those doctrines we will be discussing today.
As previously stated, we, as humans, love to justify our own sins and falsehoods. One of those sins that we often break is the commandment that Jesus Himself gave us regarding His Gospel:
Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy More >
I have many family members and friends in the military. I’m sure many of you know a few people who are in the military. They come home with those classic military stories, telling tales that fascinate us and leave us awestruck. Telling us, in great detail, what they’ve done for our country.
One time, I befriended a man in the National Guard while taking medical courses. He would often explain that he was over-qualified for that particular course but was forced to take it anyway. He was a medic in the Guard and had to undergo extensive training. It was no simple job and it did require a lot of special skills that many of us could not handle.
One main skill is focus. Sure, most of us would say that we are pretty good at focusing. But, in the military, you have to have a special kind of focus. While in war, a medics job is to operate on the wounded soldiers. They would have to operate while bombs, gun shots, and awful screams were sounding all around them. But their patients lives were in their hands. They can’t look at every sound, they have to focus on their on More >
I have always had a curious mind as a young child. I always had a question about something, especially if it was a topic that I was familiar with. Of course, the reader will agree that this is normal and encouraged in the academic world. However, as I grew into my teenage years, I began to ask many different questions about God. Most of the readers are like me, who go up to their local pastor and inquire of them to gain the answer or answers that we need. But, it always seemed that one question simply didn’t get answered — that is, what is faith and how do we get it?
For many weeks and months, the question of how to gain faith has had me puzzled. I didn’t even know what faith was. I knew it was something that the pastors preached about a lot; and, I also knew that if we had enough of it, we would be able to move mountains. But I didn’t know how to get this substance that the churches called “faith”. It is always taught in many of the churches that we need this, but it is never taught what it is or More >
I am the average human, who owns an animal or two. In particular, I’d like to discuss just one of my animals and my experience thus far and explain how God used him to explain something to me. He is a large dog, seeing as he is a blue pit bull. His name is Sarge. He is often rowdy, is very disruptive and, more often than not, can get careless and destroy a piece of furniture or two. He is still a younger dog, a year and a half old; so this behavior is to be expected. He is still learning a lot and has a lot of years ahead of him.
Like almost every dog that God has created, he always has a sense of curiosity about him. Due to his inquisitive nature, he almost always seems to get into trouble daily. He will probably knock over the garbage can outside, bring something into the house, or even leave chew marks on the doors. When I buy him a chew toy, he seems to have it gone within a week or less — even the bigger ones. I’m sure that the reader can imagine the playful nature of this More >