When the Text confronts the SDA

July 4, 2020

Sabbaths?

“One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it.”

Romans 14:5-6a

So, it’s okay to esteem every day as the same, and it’s also okay to have a Sabbath.

If Christians believe this statement in its totality, then they wouldn’t believe that God requires a strict Sabbath Day observance. If they then do observe it, they do it unto the Lord freely, not as one “under the law” – that is, they don’t think they’ve “kept the law” and hence achieved a righteousness of their own.

Today’s Tweets

July 4, 2020

What if…. one day in the near future a spirit comes upon you and makes you feel good all over, all kind of tingling with peace and love, and that spirit tells you that the antichrist is not evil, like the narrow-minded fundamentalists say, but he is actually the reincarnation of Jesus?

After all, God is good, isn’t He? So any good feelings must be from Him, right?

Wrong.

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It’s hard to fathom, sometimes, that when we are persecuted for righteousness, God ALWAYS turns it around and brings something good out of it.

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With most theological “isms” or denominational dogma, one would never arrive there by simply reading the Bible.

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Rejoice in the wonderful works of God.

His work is wonderful.

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Are you willing to throw away your soul for a few peanuts?

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How do you like your Communism?

Via the Left-wing? Or by a military takeover by China?

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It’s good that God put skin on the skeletons, otherwise we’d all be scaring one another.

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“By faith he [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as [by] seeing Him who is invisible.”

Hebrews 11:27

Faith is, therefore, a spiritual sight.

No, spiritual sight is not about seeing visions.

Neither is it about mental images of God.

It is about knowing Him by a sense other than the physical senses or feelings.

And Moses endured by this faith, as seeing Him who is invisible.

Just because you can’t see your own spirit, it doesn’t change your belief that you have a spirit, does it?

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If you believe what’s written in the Bible, then what are the ramifications for you?

And if you don’t believe, what are the ramifications for you?

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That tiny speck of land has significance ONLY because of God.

Otherwise it would be no more significant on the stage of history than Iowa.

(No offense intended to anyone from there)

 

An aspect of life

July 3, 2020

There is an aspect of the Christian life where the political world collides with the spiritual world, and we should not be divorced from that reality, This takes wisdom and self control, to understand it is only an aspect of life, and not our whole life.

Faith

July 3, 2020

You’re a mountain farmer and every day you have to take your milk to market via a very narrow mountain ledge on a 1000 foot sheer cliff face. You’ve been doing this every day by faith for 20 years. Each time you committed your way to the Lord and He helped you.

 

Now, you are about to set off again on your perilous daily journey.

 

A very slight fear starts to well up inside you.

 

But then you remember how the Lord was with you every time, and He was faithful.

 

Then you reason, Why would He not remain faithful? What reason do I have to believe He will cease to be faithful? I’ve proven Him faithful all these years!

 

And the fear subsides.

 

For He remains faithful.

Today’s Tweets

July 3, 2020

God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is INFINITE.

We need to APPREHEND that God is infinite.

Worship requires it.

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Everything we think, say and do will one day be counted and viewed as evidence in the highest Court.

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”

Psalm 110:10, Proverbs 9:10

So, without the fear of the Lord there is no wisdom, and one is a fool.

We can’t get to wisdom without the fear of the Lord – such a one simply has no access to wisdom if they are trying to bypass the fear of the Lord.

And, as the beginning of wisdom, the fear of the Lord, or true repentance, is our introduction to wisdom. It’s the first kind of wisdom we experience.

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Conservative commentator has the most highly rated cable news show in history.

Looks like the “silent majority” is truly the majority, and the minority, who are inciting hatred, are out of step with the majority.

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Jesus taught that His followers are just like FARMERS, they quietly and diligently go about their work each day, planting seed, watering, building up, caring and reaping the harvest.

Painful truth

July 3, 2020

When did the Biblical and historical Land of Israel stop being the Land of Israel?

 

Of course it’s painful to be reminded that the Bible is historical fact.

 

Because that means that God is real.

 

And that’s painful if you’re trying to avoid God.

Pope Watch

June 30, 2020

What a joke!

The MAJORITY of Christian Martyrs were murdered by his organization!

The hypocrisy has reached Heaven.

Today’s Tweets

June 30, 2020

Atheism will soon be extinct.

The whole world will follow a false god.

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Prosperity Gospel pastors don’t encourage political discussion because they discourage any kind of discussion or thought which might cause people to think for themselves and then stop giving them money.

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It’s not rational to expect a rational debate with the irrational.

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When I see a man who houses refugees in his own home and spends most of his income paying their way, then I would see a man in philosophical agreement with the nation taking in the refugees of the world.

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Christian, isn’t it better to know what is happening than to live in blissful ignorance?

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Political debate does get murky when it comes to prioritizing which evils are more evil or less evil than others.

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What kind of person will you be 100 years from now?

“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”

1 John 3:2-3

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It’s hard to think of any current deception in Christendom where pride or narcissism is not the root of it.

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Jesus is willing to forgive.

Are we willing to repent?

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How much grace is available?

As much as you need.

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One of the most dangerous and tragic things is when people misunderstand the Bible, because then they’ve misunderstood God.

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Jesus paid for yours and my salvation.

That means it’s free.

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She will make it through

June 29, 2020

The Inquisition was the “church” killing the church.

The true church survived, but not all made it through alive.

The true church has weathered plagues, persecution, revolutions, pogroms, communism, materialism, false prophets, heresies, cults, world wars, the internet, and now Liberal mobs.

She will survive until Jesus comes.

She will pass through the storm, though not all will make it through alive.

Some will make it through by the door of Martyrdom, and this has been so from the beginning.

Today’s Tweets

June 29, 2020

If you’re considering becoming a Christian, please don’t bother with what your friends think about it. They won’t be going with you when you die. They won’t be any help on Judgment Day.

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One thing which is indicative of “systemic church” is the fact that some people spend their whole life in “church”, then come to realize they were never saved.

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If Jesus were to take His hand of protection off us we would be destroyed by the devil.

We know WHO stands between us and the devil.

“It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”   Lamentations 3:22

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The big question for society now is, Who hates who? Who decides what constitutes “hate”? Are people vindicated in hating those who hate? And isn’t falsely accusing people of “hate” itself a hate crime?

Who will be the final adjudicator on this? Maybe someone who also hates?

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What happens when the “community standard” becomes a totally evil standard?

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How many show tolerance towards the words of Jesus?

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Every word of God will be fulfilled.

Might not be the “revelation” some want to hear?

Maybe their personal “revelation” is a god of their own imagination, because they don’t like the God they see in the Bible?

Certainty amid uncertainty

June 29, 2020

This year is unparalleled in history. Never has UNCERTAINTY been so universally shared and experienced  by the human race as it is now. Suddenly the future seems so uncertain. The dreams of billions have been put on hold.

 

But those who follow Jesus DO HAVE A ROCK SOLID CERTAINTY. His word certainly remains true, regardless. He remains faithful and true to His word, to His promise.

 

These times were ordained for us to find Him certain, and faithful. For those of genuine faith, when we are weak, then we are strong.

Everyone has a job to do

June 28, 2020

How does this world function? What is the bottom line issue for survival?

 

Having a paying job.

 

Can the government give everyone a paying job?

 

It’s been tried and failed disastrously each time.

 

Then someone else has to give you a job.

 

Either, you become self employed or you work for someone else.

 

It’s been given the rather nasty name of Capitalism.

 

Sure it’s nowhere near perfect.

 

But the alternatives lead to societal collapse, eventually. If we know our history.

 

Christians look for a new heaven and new earth where righteousness reigns.

Christians and “politics” ?

June 28, 2020

 

If you were a Christian living in North Korea, a cruel totalitarian regime, wouldn’t you be praying for democracy, that the cries of the common people could be heard? Wouldn’t you rather live in a democracy than under a tyrannical dictator who thinks he is God, who believes he alone has the authority to decide who lives and who dies? And wouldn’t you see the chance of having democracy as a gift from God?

 

It’s easy to forget what the alternatives to democracy are, or what happens when democracy fails.

 

The early Christians had no such freedom or responsibility to choose the government. Such issues would never come up, it would be futile.

 

So, if democracy is indeed a gift from God, and Christians don’t appreciate it, maybe God will take it away, because we don’t deserve it?

 

But how much influence can one Christian have in their society?

 

Next to none.

 

But the economy of God is never about one Christian, it is about a mighty spiritual army in every tribe and nation.

 

Of course politics is not the power of the Gospel, and yet the Gospel touches on the realities and issues of life.

 

For example, is murdering babies a political issue or a God issue?

 

Which issues should Christians be silent on because it’s “political”?

 

Should the whole Christian community keep a blanket of silence over the evils of society?

 

Of course not. For then they would be complicit.

 

So, I’m suggesting there is a balance in the Christian life: In the world, but not of it, but salt and light in the world, not detached from the realities of life.

 

Out of the 24 hours God has given us today, I’m sure it’s quite balanced to spend 10 minutes thinking about the state of your nation and the world, and praying for those in authority, and speaking out when it seems right to do so.

Today’s Tweets

June 26, 2020

Jesus Christ is the truest companion and friend anyone can have.

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“Cultural Christianity”, as a religion, is no different to any other religion. It is a cultural conformity, not a true spiritual transformation.

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Today, all is well in Heaven.

But all is not well on earth.

But soon that will be rectified…

…when Jesus returns and judges the wicked.

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Both Heaven and Hell have no end, forever and ever.

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Atheistic evolution is racist against the human race by saying that humans are just another species of animal, and evolved from apes. That’s pretty offensive to God and godly people.

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“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there: in her fertile land, and boundless prairies, and it was not there. Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great”

(Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835).

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A Trump win would mean the majority:

– don’t support the Left-wing agenda.

– are not manipulated by the mainstream media.

– believe that violent protests are illegitimate.

– don’t believe killing babies is something a civilized nation would do.

– hold to conservative Judeo-Christian values.

– don’t believe Marxist ideology can save America.

BUT…. it may not necessarily mean that the majority think of Donald Trump as their hero or role model.

It might mean people voted for the issues at stake, not for a personality.

Blame?

June 26, 2020

Christian, as Bible prophecy is fulfilled before our eyes don’t go looking for someone to blame, nor blame the devil, and certainly don’t blame God. It’s not about blame. It’s about the SAVIOR.

We speak righteousness and the truth because it’s always the right thing to do.

But we’re not trying to find someone to blame for the mess the world is in.

We ALL have contributed to the mess this world is in, yet some have contributed much more than others.

We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, scripture says.

And Christ Jesus died for us all.

And all who truly repent and believe on Him have their sins and guilt washed away, and have eternal life.

Today’s Tweets

June 26, 2020

Every day is one day closer.

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“Sin would be less attractive if it’s wages were paid instantly.”  (Unknown)

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“Some Americans will never appreciate America, until after they have helped destroy it, and have then begun to suffer the consequences.”

“Many of the words and phrases used in the media and among academics suggest that things simply happen to people, rather than being caused by their own choices or behavior.”

~ Thomas Sowell

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Good news from the Cultural Revolution!

Hollywood is banning all movies and television with the J or C word, or sex scenes, so as not to offend Christians.

Producers are sincerely sorry if any Christians were offended.   😀

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I would love to be able to give you hope, but you’ll need to get it from where we all get it….

…..from Jesus, alone.

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The power of prayer…

And the power of God…

Go hand in hand.

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Jesus can give you a new beginning, today.

This is His specialty.

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“Cultural Revolution Censorship”

Part of the Marxist playbook.

And anyone with any kind of morality must be a “Dissident” in Orwellian America.

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I can understand why Democrats want to tear down Abe Lincoln’s statue – a Republican, freeing the slaves. It doesn’t fit the Left’s narrative, so down it comes. If history bothers you, just rewrite it, eh.

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Some people ask, Where is God?

Well, if He is not influencing your heart and mind, and governing your thought life, and your speech and actions, then who is?

Or, are you just doing it by yourself?

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Left-wing logic #3256

If you criticize the actions of someone of your own skin shade that’s okay.

If you are a Conservative and you criticize the actions of someone with a different skin shade then you are a racist.

If you are Left-wing and you criticize the actions of someone with a different skin shade then you are not racist.

Now say after me: Yes, master! I will obey!   😀

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Even if there were such a thing as a “great” Christian, he or she wouldn’t be aware of it.

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Just one of the signs we are filled with the love of Christ is we daily pray specifically for a number of people by name, bearing their burdens, and pleading as one voice together with them.

“The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways,

Proverbs 14:14a

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When “BABYLON THE GREAT” is no longer great then its time is up. (See Rev. 17:5)

I believe the Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18 is understood by the term “mystery Babylon”, which means it is not simple to define.

It is defined spiritually.

In essence, it represents a counterfeit to true Christianity, as seen in the symbolism of an immoral woman.

The faithful church is called a bride.

The compromising church is called a prostitute.

Historically, the epicenter of this has been the city of Rome.

But it grew to encompass much more than Rome.

America has been the main source of immoral influence in the world, both by false teachers, and by Hollywood.

AND…  it’s perceived as a Christian nation.

Basically, no other nation fits the description.

I would think that the destruction of Babylon is twofold: both the end of America AND the end of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Remove the truth of Jesus Christ and anything is possible, the sky is the limit to the savagery and barbarism that’s possible.

Joe Biden, please read this

June 25, 2020

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/karl-marx-was-pretty-bad-person/

 

 

 

Today’s Tweets

June 25, 2020

His glories we proclaim!

Because it’s a shame if people can’t see who Jesus is.

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True Christians follow Jesus Christ.

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Faith is confidence in the works of God, in Christ Jesus. Confidence in what God says and does.

Unbelief is confidence in the works of man. Confidence in what man says and does.

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Every day we make a judgment as to how worthy Jesus is.

The world judges Him unworthy. That is, not worth it.

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When we pray let’s check if we’re praying with faith.

See James 1:6-8.

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To the modern Christian:

How can a “Christian” who makes a mockery of Jesus’ teaching lecture other Christians about “love”?

Or claim to love Him?

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The word “prayer” might conjure up all kinds of cultural or religious thoughts, and yet the Bible concept of prayer is a constant communication and fellowship with God.

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For how many decades has school curriculum pushed Left-wing values and mocked Conservative values?

And yet Conservatives can and do still win?

Which tells us there are enough free thinkers left, and not everyone can be so easily brainwashed by what they “learned” at school.

Today’s Tweets

June 24, 2020

Why do you live?

Who do you live for?

Live for Jesus.

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With the true and living God, every day is Father’s Day……

Father.

That’s what Jesus called Him.

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“The Bible says men have itching ears, but I have no commission from God to scratch them.”

~ Leonard Ravenhill

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Times are changing rapidly, and Liberal “Christians” are now “coming out” more boldly than ever before, and we can call them “Antichrist Christians”, that is, children of the devil who are proud to call themselves Christians.

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The “Liberal Gospel” is, “Here is a list of sins which are no longer sins, or, even if they are, Jesus doesn’t mind”.

This is the Liberal “Gospel” in a nutshell (no pun intended).

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Trump doesn’t only need to beat Biden, he needs to beat Facebook, Twitter, Google, CNN, BBC, Reuters etc. Let’s see if he can do it, and whether the “silent majority” theory is true.

A Trump win would, itself, be a judgment on the mainstream media, and proof it is fake.

See, if Trump wins it means they weren’t telling the truth, were they?

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Will Islam be banned because of this?

Will the Marxists also burn down the Mosques?

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“Sociologist Rodney Stark argues that “the fundamental problem facing Muslim theologians vis-à-vis the morality of slavery is that “Muhammad bought, sold, captured, and owned slaves”, and that his followers saw him as the perfect example to emulate.”

Today’s Tweets

June 23, 2020

No follower of Jesus is ever a victim or a pawn in a game. No victimhood.

See Romans 8.

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Everyone has an appointment with Jesus Christ, everyone will stand on trial in God’s Courtroom.

So be reconciled to Him today.

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When a person responds to the Gospel, if there’s no true repentance from sin, there’s no true faith.

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“Thy will be done”

means…

It WILL be done.

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Every preacher and organization which has claimed to restore the “true” gospel over the last century has been a cult.

The gospel has been faithfully preserved in the Holy Bible and doesn’t need “restoring”.

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The Bible says there are spiritually only two kingdoms: the Kingdom of Christ, and the Kingdom of satan, And there’s no neutrality, everyone belongs to one or the other, everyone either serves Jesus Christ or the devil.

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Freedom!

What does it mean for you?

That you’re no longer a slave?

No longer a slave of your sin, of your flesh nature, of your ego, of your vanity, of your past, of your peers and friends, of your religion or philosophy, of your culture or society, of the media, of your habits and desires??

No longer a slave of the devil?

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The Parable of the Talents.

Jesus returns and sees if we did the work He gave us to do.

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God never intended this earth be a stage for man’s wickedness.

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If God should withdraw His goodness and kindness to man, it would be as if the Sun refused to shine and it was perpetual night.

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Man was created to love God.

So, when he sinned and turned away from God it was not surprising that he loved something else other than God, because he was created that way.

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An idol is a substitute for God.

Anything which keeps you from God is an idol.

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As this world destroys itself and this age comes to its end, we must still serve the Lord, and even more so.

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“Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:19-20

The Lord Jesus is giving a practical measure or standard by which someone can know whether they will go to Heaven.

If a professing believer sees that his way of living is no better than the hypocrisy of a Pharisee, then Jesus assures him that at least he can know he is not going to Heaven.

And, if that’s the case, he had better repent now.

So Jesus sets a standard by which we can know our true state.

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How does God teach us empathy for those who suffer?

By allowing us to suffer, and bringing us to a place where we really appreciate the care of others.

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Historically, blacks have been treated appallingly at times. It’s a deep shame.

But we don’t see how Trump has got anything to do with it.

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It’s a shame skin color even has to be mentioned or has become an issue.

But there’s many evils in this world, and it’s also a shame they need to be mentioned.

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Prejudice against ANY skin color is racism.

Yes??

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Let’s have equality of outrage.

Let’s have equal outrage when anyone kills anyone.

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Keep putting out the truth of God’s Word and see what God will do with it.

The Sower sows the Word.