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Showing posts from May, 2014

Angelic Faces - The Countenances of True Believers

For years I have wondered how a human being could be described as having the face of an angel. Stephen, the first martyr of the church, is described just like that. A deacon, full of faith, grace, the Holy Spirit, and power. His call was to face down the Sanhedrin of Israel (Supreme Court) and all those standing by with one of the greatest messages of faith found in holy writ. And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen. And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God." And they stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; and they came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council. They also set up false witnesses who said,

Crucifixion of Believers, It's Happening!

The crucifying and butchering Christians in horrendous fashion and ritual by radical Islam is seeming to become a trend. Christian Persecution is abounding all around the world but more explicitly in Islamic nations. The Main Stream Media is mum about the whole issue but others are not. Kirby Anderson recently revealed in his article, War on Christians : Crucified Teen Quoting Ron Prosor, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations... "The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, but some Arab nations appear bent on making it the burial ground for one of them." Christian communities could be found in the Arab world for centuries. Even at the turn of the 20th century, Christians made up 26 percent of the population of the Middle East. Today that figure is less than 10 percent and declining. Extremist governments are driving away the Christian communities that have lived in the Middle East since the religion of Islam was born. Christia

When They're Not Listening

Once in awhile, especially when my mind is overloaded, I just need to sit and relax with my thoughts. What I find is during those times my mind almost always turns to wondering why so many refuse to believe in Jesus. Some reasons are obvious, fear of what friends and family might think. Fear of walking into a church and wondering what others may think. Fear of losing the party life. Fear of being called hurtful names. The list is endless. But what bothers me most is the attitude that one does need to worry about what God thinks because He is a God of love that would never hold anyone accountable.These are always the first to scream and curse at God the moment tragedy strikes. It is then they become angry because He did not live up to their imaginary view. Having a faulty view of God is one of the biggest hindrances to ones salvation. It causes people to imagine that God must live up to what and who they say He is and not what the Scripture reveals Him as. When He doesn't live up