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There are two sins that will keep everyone who holds to these out of heaven. Many people (maybe you?!?) have bitter feelings and have never been able to forgive someone. If so, be forewarned! Jesus said in the Lord’s Prayer that we are to “Forgive others as (God) Has Forgiven Us,” and although we have repeated that line endlessly, never truly considered what it implies: “But If you do not forgive others, The Father will NOT Forgive You .” Matthew 6:15 Likewise, by not believing God’s loving message of the gift of eternal life and forgiveness for your sins, your fate is sealed by the opposite of faith: “Those that believe (on Christ) are not condemned, But Those that Don’t Believe Are Condemned Already,” John 3:18 The track to heaven is BLOCKED for all those that practice Unbelief, and Unforgiveness. Instead, heed the saving instruction of Lamentations 3:40 which says, “Examine and probe your ways, (and) return to the
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This title and the accompanying scripture describe two different kinds of people. For those that live by their own perceptions of existence, there is no second thought of life and living. Without the oversight of an angry, vengeful, eternal or perhaps ethereal being judging or condemning your life, there certainly is a freedom to live life with abandon. With no fear of an end-time accounting, consequences of the triumphs or tragedies of life are irrelevant. For Christians that do believe in a God, the perspective of life, living, and eternity is quite different -- not because they live under the auspices of an evil task-master god, but because they believe in God’s loving promise of a hopeful and glorious future. However as today’s scripture so pointedly states, if in fact there is no god and the hope that the bible promises is simply a fantasy, then all these high principles of living, service and love for others above themselves is not only pointles
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This verse from Genesis is the very first and THE most significant prophecy in the Bible because it foretells that a child of the “Seed of Eve” will vanquish the “Seed of the Devil.” In essence there would be two seed lineages in the world that would lead to two very different results. One would be the seed of Redemption, Acquittal & Victory, but the other would be the seed of Perdition, Judgement & Defeat . Everyone, regardless of race or their human family lineage, would bare the fruit of one of these seeds or another. The question is Of Which Seed Are YOU? In Jesus’ famous meeting with Nicodemus, He said people must be “Born Again” that is, in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven your spirit must become new, and in doing so those that do would not face judgement but have eternal life. Later the Apostle Peter said it this way: “You must be born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible seed, (and you do this) by
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“This is a great list! Sounds good, makes sense, and finally speaks the truth about the stupidity of all this 'faith stuff!' Who needs faith anyway? I don’t believe in faith, I believe in FACTS!” Well, there are a lot of people that think and feel this way, and you know what, it is totally OK to think that. In fact, we can all 'think' anything we want, but there is one 'fly in the ointment here' and that is while there are facts, everyone â€" whether they realize it or not - has FAITH. Here’s why. If you are like me, I have faith that the sun will come up the next day, that I’ll wake up in the morning, and that my heart won’t suddenly stop beating. If you think about it, all those things happen by FAITH â€" and we have zero control over that. But here is my favorite retort against this Facts-vs-Faith thing.... Imagine that you are driving down a two lane road late at night going 50 miles an hour. The he
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In the 1700’s, a movement called “The Age of Reason” taught that the way to find truth should be based solely on logic and intellectual examination. In particular it was counter to Christianity by advocating instead that 'natural religion' through observation, experimentation and the thinking mind was the only real way to 'truth.' As such, it specifically rejected heavenly revelation and the Bible as divinely-inspired truth, substituting THOUGHT to be the ultimate determinant of truth, justice, and living. This begs the question, as Pontius Pilate once asked Jesus, “What is Truth?” As today’s scripture verse says, natural observation of what one sees or perceives may seem logical and rational, but that line of reasoning in the end always ultimately fails. For example, the former League of Nations - and later the UN - as earnestly as they started, daily prove that the brightest minds of science, philosophy and diplomacy can
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Did you know that your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, and with it “The life of (our) flesh (which) is in the blood” literally keeps us alive?! [Leviticus 17:11] Yes! And unlike our hands or feet which we control at will, our heart beats on its own and we have no control over its next beat, so today’s question is, IF YOUR HEART STOPS BEATING, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Medically the answer is simple. Your earthly body, which is your mortal flesh, will die &#8212 but then what happens to your spirit? Friend, it is easy to take life (and your next heartbeat) for granted, you cannot take what happens after that for granted! While you have no control of your next heartbeat, you have 100% control of what happens after your heart stops beating by “Directing your heart into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.” [2 Thessalonians 3:5] Today is a GIFT, that is why we call it the PRESENT, and while we have the gift of TEMP
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Did you know that all evil or sinful thoughts first start with the 'image' of an idea? Today’s scripture is about those that had an image in their minds of a tower so tall that they could escape any future flood, and thus the infamous Tower of Babel was conceived. Like those before the flood where “Every imagination of the thoughts of the people’s heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5) they also took that image in their mind of an inconquestable thing from Conception to Inception to Deception. Likewise, when we start to imagine evil ideas that come into our mind, the next step is to give them life in CONCEPTION and once that thought is born it enters INTO our mind as an INCEPTION. Then, if left unchecked, it will always lead to DECEPTION. Many people are mislead today by all the many 'voices' that bombard us through media, the Internet, and popular culture. If you also allow these evil seeds into your mind, they will