Quotes 2

You might really think that if certain religious authorities of Jesus time really knew that Jesus had performed legitimate miracles, as even rising from the dead, that they would finally be convinced to believe that He was the Messiah and then I’m reminded how the Israelites were led out of Egypt with great power which was not enough to convict their hearts to follow the one true God whom they tested the whole way of their Exodus journey to such a point that they weren’t even allowed to enter the promise land. Now all of sudden some 1500 years later you are going to try to convince me that all these religious leaders were somehow more devoted and sincere in heart than the whole Israelite community that preceded them.
For the Talmud to make such claims that Jesus was a sorcerer who practiced magic (instead of miracles) to deceive people, could it be possible, given the history of Israel, that those who have made such allegations were the ones deceived and deceiving others in the same way their ancestors had previously exchanged the glory of God for a golden calf. Perhaps this idol worship was refashioned as taking the form of rabbinic Judaism, as being raised up in place of Messiah Jesus, to once again become a false god that is keeping others from entering the promise.

 

 

Jesus is the real deal as He wasn’t dependent on the church to give Him a divine title, as even the Demons recognized and proclaimed Him, testifying against those today who would deny Him as an avowed enemy.

Luke 4:41

41 Demons also came out of many, crying out, and saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of God!” Rebuking them, he didn’t allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

 

 

According to Jewish sources, the body of Jesus had been stolen by His disciples as coinciding with the gospel accounts and all that proves is the authenticity of the biblical record not their claims of a conspiracy theory which has no evidence to support their storyline.

 

 

We strangely live in a world that is estranged from God.

 

 

If I’ve only reached a few with the gospel then it’s a few more than what I would’ve reached otherwise by doing nothing. #dosomething

 

 

Well God for you!

 

 

Some people are so rebelliously determined in their errors that they are even willing to go as far to say they are rightfully wrong. #itsyourright

 

 

I’m just an alien passing through as having pledged my allegiance to my ally which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, #heavenlyfather

 

 

Have you ever met someone who found it necessary to present endless defeaters of Christianity with the sole objective to avoid belief at all costs, and nothing more?

 

 

The Devils ploy is to get us so focused on the distractions of the world that important matters simply don’t matter.

 

 

We’ve become so utilitarian in our thinking that we fail to think deeply about the meaning of life.

 

 

I am rebellious against a degenerate worldly system but I’m not as nasty about it as the world’s rebellion against a holy God.

 

 

If you want to know what it’s like to go deaf then try wearing earplugs all day and if you want to lose your hearing over the course of a lifetime then try ignoring the voice of God, Matthew 13. #dullears

 

 

Trying to pile too much work on people is like expecting the pastor to do the five-fold ministry as burning him out, while frustrating others, it’s just not good #mosesandjethro

 

 

If you’ve ever tried treating a pile of fire ants by sprinkling powder on them then you’ve probably noticed that it didn’t kill them all; it just moved them over a little. Essentially, it may be more effective to dig them out and treat them as getting to the core of the problem.
The same principle applies to psychology and medication as needing to go deeper in rooting out the Devil. #deliverance101, #jesussaveshealsdelivers

 

 

We all have some weeds in our lives but when they overtake your lawn that’s when you might begin hearing about it from your neighbors. Mowing them over may make them blend in with the greenery of your lawn but it won’t get rid of them. #jesusdestroystheworkofthedevil.

Acts 10:38

38 even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

 

 

What a shame it is when the only time you can get people together is for a funeral, and even more so, when some only come to Church once a year to recognize the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

 

 

I have done a lot of meaningless things in my life that I thought were meaningful. However, Jesus wasn’t one of them. #praisethelord

 

 

Sometimes we worry about others neglectfully dinging our car doors but always think we have the best of intentions when we open ours, #hypocrisy

 

 

My wife doesn’t like pulling weeds but she wants to plant a garden and so I told her that if she doesn’t like weeding then she won’t like gardening either. Just like in church if you think you’re going to find a perfect one to be planted in then you might as well just give up and stay home because you’re not perfect either and why ruin it for others who are also disillusioned by such thoughts of grandeur.

 

 

Some people are more concerned about the curb appeal of a home than the condition of its foundation. And just like in marriage, one is cosmetic and can be spruced up while the other is a costly oversight. #marriage101

 

 

Some people are so used to being in charge they even boss God around, #trustinJesus

 

 

You can gauge the health of a person by how much dust they have on their home gym equipment and their bible.

 

 

My wife says I’m going to miss this house when we move but I’m sure that the house won’t miss her and that’s the problem with giving our affection and attention to inanimate objects as they can’t love us back; it’s only people who can do that, in making life what it really is, #peoplearemoreimportant

 

 

Some may trust in statues, some may trust in offerings, but I will trust in the name of the Lord, Psalm 20:7.

 

 

Some may reject Jesus just because He hasn’t set up an earthly reign of justice and world peace yet but His first mission was to rule over people’s hearts in giving them His shalom before judging a rebellious world as ‘The Prince of Peace.’ Doing one before the other would only leave Him kingdomless without any subjects.

 

 

When handling God’s word some know just enough to be dangerous.

 

 

When Abraham was told to look up at the stars I wonder if he also thought about how small he was in comparison to the God who made them.#greatnationunderheaven

 

 

 

Atheists have only one religious song in praising the god of nihilism with a blues riff.

 

 

 

God is great, God is good, some may thank Him for their food while others doubt Him as misunderstood.

#cangodbebothomnipotentandomnibenevolentinanevilworld?jesusandjews.com/wordpress/2009/05/17/pain-suffering-and-evil/

 

 

 

Sometimes it’s easier for God to move a mountain than a person’s will #wrestlingwithgod

 

 

 

I don’t understand why we pick up our homes before we have people over but leave our lives messed up when God comes to look in on us everyday. #cleanupyourpigsty

 

 

 

If a religion looks to god as an absentee owner then perhaps that god is absent all together. #calledinsick, #onvacation, #relievinghimself

 

 

 

It amazes me how something inedible as popcorn can be transformed to a delicious treat by adding a little heat to open it up to its full potential. #Godsturninguptheheat

 

 

 

You can be the most beautiful woman in the world and it’s still not enough to keep a man faithful. #Godisfaithful

 

 

 

Sometimes the honor system is not so honorable. #moralsarenotrelative

 

 

 

I’ve had the world but I’m not impressed, #justgivemeJesus

 

 

 

If I’d of spent as much time on my lawn as I did caring for my family then I’d really have something to show for my effort.

 

 

 

Sometimes life stinks like Limburger cheese but if you can just get it past your nose you might find it delicious.#withgodlifeisgood

 

 

 

You may say that you only believe in science but does it believe in you?

 

 

 

Honoring our unbelieving parents may prove to be less honorable than honoring the God who made them.

 

 

 

There is some disagreement on how long the 7 days of creation actually were but one thing is agreed upon even among Atheists is that they follow the order of a week.

 

 

 

You know you are wealthy when even the mice and cockroaches eat good at your house. #crumbsforlazarus #rememberthepoor

 

 

 

We can appreciate the beautiful animals in a preserve while thoughtlessly shooting them outside of their sanctuary, #killingneedlessly #eatwhatyoukill

 

 

 

It used to be that America was culture of anonymous atheists (AA) but now they have fearlessly come out of the closet in full force to terrorize theists to keep their faith behind closed doors in demanding it to be private. #rolereversal

 

 

I’m just a rock hound and when I was young I once took some ordinary stones and covered them in aluminum foil to make them more beautiful and this reminds me how God treats us in wrapping us in the robes of Christ’s righteousness. #priceless

 

 

Earthly sorrow is the dead-end of humanity but godly sorrow is a hope that has a destination that leads to eternal life.

2 Corinthians 7:10

10 For godly sorrow produces repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world produces death.

 

 

An authentic worldview shouldn’t be limited to how we see our own image as image bearers but rather it should reflect a reality of God’s image in view of the world.

 

 

People come and go in life but Jesus said I am with you always as He will never leave you nor forsake you, Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5. #yourenotalone

 

 

Some may complain that God’s writing is illegible as unable to recognize His signature on life but don’t have any problem in knowing how to profanely pronounce His name.#godsnameinvain

 

 

Listening to cicada’s in the evening is a melody that my ears have never grown tired to listening to. Others may just ignore it as a familiar buzz the same as they do God who is constantly speaking to them.

 

 

When religion is conformed to simply meeting our needs and desires then it no longer serves its altruistic purpose to reality and truth; but rather it ends up controlling a person’s life with a mutual system of spiritual enslavement.

 

 

We know that when Christ was laid in the tomb that His only earthly possession were the physical wrappings that enshrined His body as a rudimentary reminder that the strings that we find ourselves attached to in life can never make it beyond the threshold of death and just like the tombs of the Pharaohs, whose fame and fortune were Left Behind, they were unable to protect and secure these items that were taken or consumed by the grave robbers and time as stealing away the goods as unable to stockpile their earthly wealth and yet still today people are striving for things that will not endure as failing to see that true riches are preserved as being stored up in Heaven, Mathew 6:19-21. #canttakeitwithyou

 

 

We may sing God bless America but are we blessing the God of America?

 

 

 

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God is a beautician as a creating this tree with highlights

 

 

When the afterlife becomes all about you and not God then what you’re really describing is something earthly not heavenly. #nosexualparadise, #nobeergarden

 

 

Sometimes I worry I might just be speaking to myself through my blogs and other times I am hoping that nobody else is reading it in fear of being wrong about some things. #idlewords

 

 

If you find yourself easily impressed by the charisma of others then wait until you meet God.

 

 

The quality of the product can’t be determined by the packaging no more than Jesus’ being wrapped in swaddling clothes makes Him anything less than divine.

 

 

Sometimes people treat God like ripping open a Hallmark Card as anticipating a gift within the folds of a card, as with eternal life, but who take no real concern for His loving words as the thought of a payout overrides any sort of intimate relationship #cheapgrace

 

 

I could have sworn I heard someone mowing their lawn late at night and I imagine in the morning it will look something like a bad haircut. This reminds me of someone who lives in spiritual darkness but who tries to blindly perform daylight duties as expecting good results.

Matthew 6:23

23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

John 8:12

Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”

 

 

 

The only time people are agitated with the light is when they are trying to sleep contentedly in the darkness.

John 3:16-21

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn’t believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. 19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn’t come to the light, lest his works would be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God.”

 

 

The Devil will always find a way to criticize, as it’s just his nature to slander and accuse. Do you find yourself doing the same?

 

 

If we were to peer through the thin veil between life and death; would it appear that you were living  more like Heaven or Hell?

 

 

We subtly despise God’s workmanship of humanity when we compare ourselves to others.

 

 

I like eating chicken hearts but I hope that’s mostly the extent of the commonality.

 

 

If we were as preoccupied in not allowing dirty things to come out of our mouths as we do going in them, then maybe we’d be more consciousness about our filthy lives.

Matthew 15:17-19

17 Don’t you understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and then out of the body? 18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.

 

 

Have you noticed that some people use social media as a narcissistic platform to have others idolize their selfies but would deny the glory of the supreme Image Maker as ruining their self-image which they’ve electronically created for others to worship. #manmadeingodsimage

Exodus 20:3-4

“You shall have no other gods before me.

“You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

 

Romans 1:23-25

23 and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

 

 

Being a slave to Christ is different from the slavery of the world as the former leads to liberation while the later to bondage. Are you a slave or free?

Romans 6:17-18

17 But thanks be to God, that, whereas you were bondservants of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were delivered. 18 Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness.

John 8:34-36

34 Jesus answered them, “Most certainly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin. 35 A bondservant doesn’t live in the house forever. A son remains forever. 36 If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

 

 

If you reject God as a Heavenly Father then you will never know the love of a true and perfect Father, a Father who longs to love you more than you could ever love Him or yourself.

 

 

The thought of the biblical God has provoked many; but it’s hard not to love someone who’s so lovable as converting the soul to invoke the grace and mercy of God. #Irresistible

 

 

The first three words of the Bible are ‘In the beginning’ which starts to thicken the plot then by the time you add the fourth word of God it suddenly becomes a conspiracy theory. #hearitoutcumulativecase

 

 

God will love you all the way to Hell.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

 

 

Have you ever noticed how some people were at first fighting enemies before becoming best friends and that’s how some have treated God. #lovernotafighter

 

Romans 5:8-10

But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God’s wrath through him. 10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life.

 

 

Many Jews, as descendants under a sinful Adam, expect that by observing the ‘Day of Atonement’ that it will remove their iniquities without meeting the biblical requirements of the temple sacrifice and then mock the possibility of the righteous Jesus, as the Lord over humanity, as the scapegoat who was taken away to be sacrificed on an altar of death as observed by and for the offspring of Adam, once and for all, Hebrews 10. #readisaiah53, #godprovidedasacrificeinplaceofIsaac

 

The death of a righteous man atones for the sins of many-Talmudic thought

God forbid that the Rabbis would every contribute this biblical concept to that of a Jewish Jesus, otherwise, it would look too much like Christianity’s concept of messianic atonement?

 

Isaiah 52:13-53:

13 

Behold, my servant will deal wisely.

He will be exalted and lifted up,

and will be very high.

14 

Just as many were astonished at you

(his appearance was marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),

15 

so he will cleanse many nations.

Kings will shut their mouths at him:

for they will see that which had not been told them;

and they will understand that which they had not heard.

 

53 

Who has believed our message?

To whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?

For he grew up before him as a tender plant,

and as a root out of dry ground.

He has no good looks or majesty.

When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

He was despised,

and rejected by men;

a man of suffering,

and acquainted with disease.

He was despised as one from whom men hide their face;

and we didn’t respect him.

Surely he has borne our sickness,

and carried our suffering;

yet we considered him plagued,

struck by God, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions.

He was crushed for our iniquities.

The punishment that brought our peace was on him;

and by his wounds we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray.

Everyone has turned to his own way;

and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed,

yet when he was afflicted he didn’t open his mouth.

As a lamb that is led to the slaughter,

and as a sheep that before its shearers is silent,

so he didn’t open his mouth.

He was taken away by oppression and judgment;

and as for his generation,

who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living

and stricken for the disobedience of my people?

They made his grave with the wicked,

and with a rich man in his death;

although he had done no violence,

nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 

Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him.

He has caused him to suffer.

When you make his soul an offering for sin,

he will see his offspring.

He will prolong his days,

and Yahweh’s pleasure will prosper in his hand.

11 

After the suffering of his soul,

he will see the light and be satisfied.

My righteous servant will justify many by the knowledge of himself;

and he will bear their iniquities.

12 

Therefore will I give him a portion with the great,

and he will divide the plunder with the strong;

because he poured out his soul to death,

and was numbered with the transgressors;

yet he bore the sin of many,

and made intercession for the transgressors.

 

John 3:14-16

14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

 

 

Some people think they are so smart that they’ve outsmarted an omniscient God.

1 Corinthians 1:25

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

 

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He has taken the wise in their craftiness.” 20 And again, “The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise, that it is worthless.”

 

 

Normal people don’t plant trees in hopes of them dying and neither should people have children to see them neglected or abused, both are nonsensical.

 

 

You wouldn’t despise an employer for giving you vacation time; nor should you quit over a Boss who’s offering you eternal rest?

Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

 

When you are born again you can’t be fooled; as God and you both know it and so does everyone else including the Devil.

Romans 8:16

16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God;

 

 

My wife doesn’t understand gluttony or extreme poverty whether it is the cat that eats quickly in competition with the other felines or by watching how I consumed food in the school cafeteria, #dontjudgetooquickly

 

 

It’s easy to talk smack about someone else’s child until someone else starts talking smack about yours #theshoeisontheotherfoot

 

 

Some behave as if they are double booked in living like they’re going to Hell while expecting to make it to Heaven.

 

 

Have you ever noticed on Word how the Copy and Cut features are right next to each other which has almost proved disastrous for me just like how the modern liberal theologians edit by cutting and copying the New Testament document.

 

 

My son-in-law takes great footage of wedding ceremonies and I wonder what the wedding supper of the Lamb will look like. #booknow

 

 

Some people are mesmerized by unholy ghosts but take little interest in the Holy Ghost #supernatural

 

 

Have you ever had someone spoon-feed you? Well that’s what happens with gossip and slander as it is sweet to the palate and goes down smoothly but ends up upsetting your stomach, as it becomes bitterness to the soul, #donteatthefood

 

 

I don’t fully trust in humanity, including myself, but I believe in the God over humanity.

 

 

Sometimes God graciously stops us in our tracks by putting up a gate as a protective barrier to keep us from being destroyed by the oncoming locomotive, #trainwreck

 

 

Sometimes life is as much about death as it is living in that it becomes a defining feature to a person’s service as being killed in the line of duty, for the benefits of others, as recognized on Memorial Day which should make us think about the sacrifice of Jesus, as the Savior of the World, who died on behalf of all humanity as celebrated on Resurrection Day.

Hebrews 2:9-10, 14-15, 17-18

But we see him who has been made a little lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for everyone. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many children to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

 

14 Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in the same way partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

 

17 Therefore he was obligated in all things to be made like his brothers, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

 

 

I have been reading the wisdom literature of Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes and realizing that the older I get the more I understand the concept of vanity in life as chasing after the captivating force of the wind as it slips through my fingers never to be caught but teasing me to pursue it anyway as blown here and there with the things of life as corresponding to insanity as busying ourselves with such activity that has proved time and time again that it will not truly satisfy the soul. In the end, Solomon summarizes the true essence and meaning of life by catching the Wind Maker by stating who and what should really drive our life.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

13 This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.

 

 

You know you have too much when you spill things as navigating your appendages through the fridge or by forgetting all that you have stored in spoiling your food as wasted, #rememberthepoor

 

 

It’s shameful to throw out left-overs just because we become sick and tired of eating the same old thing, #mannainthewilderness

 

 

Your life may seem randomly accidental or lucky to you but planned according to a sovereign and loving God, #providenceofgod

 

Pslam 139:16

16 

Your eyes saw my body.

In your book they were all written,

the days that were ordained for me,

when as yet there were none of them.

 

 

If you don’t pay attention and discipline your children when they are young then you will pay for their mistakes when they grow up, #undisciplinedparenting, #paynoworlatter, #readproverbs

 

 

You now why the Devil is perturbed about the survival of the Jews? It’s because it means that their preserving God is still around, #bearingwitnesstogod.

 

 

I have noticed that the older I have gotten the more reflective I’ve become as bringing both sorrow and joy to life, #sweetandsour

 

 

Some strive to be entertained and when that doesn’t work then they medicate or re-educate themselves as a coping mechanism to numb or dumb their minds in facing the dreaded reality or consequence of their rebellion against a holy God.

 

 

The reality of God is that He wants to reveal Himself more than we want to find or discover Him. God doesn’t make excuses about our existence in the same way we do about His in stating something so ridiculous as we are just illusory beings. That we are a figment of our own creative mind and imagination towards wishing we were really alive as with a distinct personality. Some religions may say this about the self, but not God, as we are fearfully and wonderfully made as bearing His image. God doesn’t deny you nor should you deny Him.

 

 

Lust is a lie, as it never fully satisfies the eye nor the members of its body as it constantly searches to find a lasting pleasure which amounts to being caught up in a brief moment while risking their soul for a painful eternity.

Hebrews 11:25

25 choosing rather to share ill treatment with God’s people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time.

 

 

I live every day as if it’s my last and it may just be, #livenowforeternity

 

 

Some people may see a wicked person lead a prosperous and long life and that’s the grace reaching out to them to repent before pulling the plug.

Matthew 5:45

45 that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.

 

 

You can’t live a completely good life without a God life. It doesn’t work that way.

 

 

It’s hard to see when your glasses are fogged up and it’s difficult to believe in God when you have mind fog.

 

 

Others might think you’re smart just because you’re crafty according to the ways of the world but so is the Devil, #godoftheage

 

 

Atheism is morally bankrupt as having to steal capital from God to support their secular humanism.

 

 

We look at God in wondering where’s He’s at during life’s difficult situations as thou we’ve become obscured from His heavenly view as the Son seems hidden behind the clouds of our earthly afflictions yet all the while God’s presence is immanently fixated according to His great love which continues to shine as revealed by the transient nature of these dark masses that are swept away as to finally reveal His light.

 

 

The cross of Christ resulted in bringing forth a justice that is both vertical to God and horizontal to man.

 

 

Have you ever spouted off something before knowing all the facts to suddenly realize that you should’ve  turned the spout off?

 

 

If religion is all about the outfit you don then you’re going to lose your shorts on this one as naked you came into the world and naked you will stand before a holy God’s unless you’re clothed with the imperishable robes of Christ’s righteousness. #getyourclotheson

 

 

We’ve got all eternity to catch up with our saved friends and family members but only a short time to compel others to join our heavenly fellowship.

 

 

We can’t simply make someone the Messiah based on our own personal or religious preferences, as God didn’t ask for your opinion, only your obedience.

Psalm 2:12

12 

Give sincere homage to the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish on the way,

for his wrath will soon be kindled.

Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.

 

 

Some become imprinted to following their version of god as bonding for reasons that make god something other than God. #idolatry

 

 

Final justice is promised to all according to the resurrection of Christ as some will be raised to everlasting life while others to everlasting contempt, Daniel 12:2.

John 3:18

18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn’t believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.

 

 

The descent of life comes from a common Creator.

 

 

And God said, “Not my religion, not my worshippers”.

Romans 1:22-25

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

 

 

Our society will prosecute for plagiarism, as stealing someone else’s work and profits, but tolerate others who have tried copying Gods’ work. #cults, #sectariangroups, #falseteachersandprophet.

 

 

You can’t beat death as it has a 100% mortality rate. This statistic even applies to Jesus and the only way you can have victory over the grave is by trusting in Christ who rose from the dead. #liveforever, #eternallife

 

 

When we won’t ‘let go’ of sin then it becomes a fatal embrace, which will eternally separate us from God’s love, as to ‘let God’ judge us with it.

 

 

Jesus said to watch out for wolves in sheep’s clothing, don’t throw your pearls before the swine, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, to be as wise as serpents when dealing with people, and to be on guard against false teachers, as well as telling people to go and sin no more, etc., etc., yet some will pull the don’t judge me card when they are confronted with their rebellion against God when Jesus already has given His judgment on such situations and therefore you can try judging Christ over this matter, if you can.
What Jesus spoke out against in respect to judgment is to refrain from misjudging people as practicing hypocrisy and wrongful condemnation. Jesus concern was in saving people by protecting His flock from danger and to warn others to flee from the wrath to come and thus it is self-refuting to both prejudge the messenger and message as bad press when all along their intentions were to deliver the good news. #dontjumptoconclusions, #dontkillthemessenger, #extraextrareadallaboutit

 

 

God judges sin so that He doesn’t have to judge sinners, which we all are. God only condemns the fallen down nature of human property as to relocate the tenants to possess His property. The problem is some want to militantly defend and hold onto to the property as a vain attempt to challenge the property owner rights to destroy this wreckage which some are willing to die for as it becomes burned up and consumed.

 

 

Someone who says the Bible is just the same old story has never studied it thoroughly.

 

 

To say we are not to judge is a hypocrisy when prosecuting others as a victim and then turn around in making a defense for themselves when victimizing others.

 

 

It is sacred to selectively expose one’s nakedness to their marital partner and sacrilegious to openly display themselves to strangers.

 

 

God’s desire is to destroy sin as extinguishing us from the flames of hell which we have fueled. #pyromaniac, #dontplaywithfire

 

 

If you always complain about Hell on earth and expect your earthly selves to pass through the pearly gates; then don’t object when He keeps your hellish influence from entering Heaven, #justasguilty

 

 

When it comes to the concept of sin; religious extremism can lead to radical judgments while liberalism is non-judgmental. Neither operates in a spirit of love as one neglects mercy while emphasizing justice while the other denies both mercy and justice as disavowing any wrongdoing in enabling people to live immorally. Jesus took the higher road as holding us responsible for our sins as meting justice through the human representation of Jesus while extending the scepter of His mercy towards His subjects. Then God, through the operative power of the Holy Spirit, guides His hands to begin surgically removing the sinful disease that has plagued us in preserving our lives.

 

 

The philosophical fallacy of an ad hominem argument is demonstrated when throwing out Christianity due to the filthiness of the bath water. #sinnerssavedbygrace

1 John 1:5-10

This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don’t tell the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we haven’t sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

 

 

If God all of sudden decided to correct every wrong in the world then where would that leave you? #speechless

 

 

Some treat Jesus as a mythical person only because it’s bad news for those who are challenged to believe His message. Yet such unbelief, regardless of the arguments, shouldn’t be trusted, if the fallacy of motivation is standing in the way to keep you from the truth.

 

 

We love our friends until we are inconvenienced, which is really not love at all, and then we question and reject God’s love, which was inconvenienced by the cross.

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

 

 

We wonder about skeptics who don’t believe the Bible because it contains miraculous events, which they perceive as mythical, and yet, the church, is to blame when joining their skepticism in saying that such occurrences have ceased for today. We have become the problem when we have fed the gluttonous cravings of these skeptics with our own skepticism by questioning the validity of modern-day miracles and maybe we need to honestly ask ourselves if we are really any different than them.

 

 

Blame is understood that something is wrong and that judgment may be necessary to resolve the conflict. The problem is that when we’re blameworthy there is a tendency to hide, by making excuses or blaming others for our guilt.
As this notion applies to God, and it does, if only we would openly confess our guilt of rebellion against His Supremacy, as to serve Him, then the ‘Judge of all the earth’ would act as to mercifully grant you immunity from your trespasses in making Christ liable for your sins as overwriting your life with His. #backtoeden, #theLordourrighteousness

 

 

Some things just don’t change, same gospel, same Lord.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

 

 

Christ has a secret identity, which is openly revealed to those who would sincerely seek Him, and thou He may seem hidden from plain sight it’s only when you realize that you are blind and in need of His salvific salve, as to heal your eyes to plainly see Him as both Savior and Lord.

 

 

When I go into all the world much of it is just plain insanity and then when I enter the sanctuary of the Lord I find myself refreshed as my sanity returns and Lord I just pray that you help me to share your sanity in the madness of a world which you have died to save.

 

 

Man can’t live on bread alone but according to the word of God and when Jesus, as the Word, teaches us to pray for God’s provision of daily bread we must thank Him for giving us the ‘Bread of Life.’

 

 

I remember when smoking was allowed in public places and nobody thought anything about second-hand smoke until we were later informed about its dangers, and just like that, the church have passively tolerated a sinful nation which we thought harmless as exposing ourselves to its hazards, of which ‘Jesus warned about, as cancerous to the spiritual health of America and its future generations.

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a united humanity will only be fully realized under the future reign of Christ. In the meanwhile you might be thinking that Christ has failed in keeping His church united and in bringing joy to the world and so what kind of hope could there possibly be for a brighter future.
All I can say is don’t blame Him for such hypocrisy as that is why judgment makes all the sense as He separates the sheep from the goats as those ‘who did unto others’ and them who ‘did not’ in sorting the pretenders from His flock.

Galatians 3:26-29

26 For you are all children of God, through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring and heirs according to promise.

 

The agenda of those who reject Christian symbolism because it represents religion have no problem with the ancient pagan religion of Halloween with all of its pageantry. The issue isn’t about religion; rather its about truth and falsehood, light and darkness.

 

How hypocritical to believe in same-sex parenting while depending on the opposite sex to produce the offspring.

 

People reject Jesus for all sorts of reasons but what did He ever do to you to deserve that? Rather what he did for you was to suffer rejection for your sake so that you’d be accepted by God, #isaiah53

 

The irony of religious pluralism in validating all religions is self-refuting as some religions make exclusive claims as rejecting such inclusivity.

 

When asking skeptical questions about God are you motivated by genuine inquiry or are you just taking an opportunity to answer the question yourself.

 

People are critical of Christians in quoting the bible as authoritative but are less critical of themselves when quoting authorities in favor of their views. #doublestandard

 

We hear people say that theism only results due to the influence of family, friends, and environment and yet they will excuse themselves from the same criteria as also being persuaded in their atheism, #geneticfallacy.

 

 

Part 1

Being righteous or made right before a perfect God can’t be about imperfect beings behaving rightly nor could it be right for God to unjustly give us this status through pardon alone rather there must be a missing link or intermediate solution to reconcile this disunity between mankind and God. And for those who deny such dualism contradict themselves with the concept of karmic forces with the salvific need to attain enlightenment or nirvana. This dilemma is resolved by God’s initiative by sending the divine Jesus, born as our human representative, who was without sin as the only one qualified to be truly righteous and not just to perform the function of a prophet or guru to show us the way which categorically confuses His role with His personhood as “The Way’ who by proxy would resolve the sacrificial horns of the dilemma as resolutely satisfying both mercy and judgment as receiving the just penalty for all our perennial sins through His substitutionary death as to mercifully justify us as forgiving or cancelling all our sinful debts which we could never repay no matter how many life times we were given. This is God’s deal as the only way; take it or leave it.

 

Part 2

We don’t oppose someone else acting favorably on our behalf as our representative in life and rather we admire and honor such people who in some ways have sacrificed their life in the line of duty or service through the intervention of such human agencies as to include politics, war, legal issues, and personal relationships. Yet when it comes to Jesus this all changes for some reason as despising the notion of God intervening, or rather meddling, on their behalf as to give them eternal life and for those who have bought into the ends but not the means say they can handle on their own without representation. Yet in their weakness they’ll admit their need for human intervention while on earth thou strongly denying divine intervention towards heaven.

 

 

Socialism and communism is the world’s attempt to erect a tower of Babel in defiance as trying to replicate the kingdom of God through the counterfeit religion of secular humanism as mankind tries to save himself apart from the God’s intervention.

 

 

God said, in regards to the Bible; I approve this message

 

 

Mankind is so mathematically advanced they think they can even solve the problem of God. #gofigure

 

 

Morality is a universal language spoken by God with an immediate interpretation that is translated by the heart

 

 

If the Holy Spirit isn’t indwelling believers than it’s not Christianity it’s just another religion #mustbebornagain

 

 

It is better to quote anonymously at least then they don’t know your identity and may actually pay attention as mistaking you for someone who at best is wise otherwise they may just ignore you as a fool.

 

 

Hope in this life is defined, as just wishful thinking; while hope for the next is anticipatory waiting with an already but not yet expectation. #Jesushopeforthehopeless

 

 

Jesus return, saved by the date

 

 

Quotes as sound bites are more effective as communicating to people as such catch phrases are just enough not to overload the attention span.

 

 

We need the personal protective equipment as in the whole armor of God

 

 

It funny how we take sound for granted and I suppose that’s how a few have taken me

 

 

Faith is the quintessential aspects of the believer’s salvation which has no bragging rights as we’ve already been gifted with a measure of it and all we must be willing to do is to measure it out.

 

Living life is like drinking OJ in that sometimes you are squeezed and mixed up a little to get the full benefit of the juice.

 

 

I want the job done right where it doesn’t look like my work.

 

 

What a deep horror to cry “Hell No” as to all of sudden realize within a split-second that it’s too late to say “Yes” to heaven.

 

 

You might think it scary to know others thoughts especially as they pertain to us but how much more horrific is it when considering an omniscient God who justly judges?

 

 

I think when they opened the tomb of Jesus some were hoping He was still in there, #heisrisen

 

 

We can concede to amnesty in respect to human intervention but disregard the concept of pardon as somehow unbelievable in God allowing humans to go free.

 

 

With the enormity of the new ark display people still have a hard time believing that God could cram all these animals into this confined space or for that matter fill an expansive universe with innumerable heavenly bodies.

 

 

American Idols can’t save you thou you may cherish them deeply

 

 

If you want to reduce humans to mere physicalism then show me a robot that has the physical hardware to account for emotive states, will, and self-consciousness without the creative assistance of intelligent programmers as to create such artificially to give the illusion of a human being.

 

 

Sin is like compounding interest as it just continues to grow and grow in its investment towards an eternally secure hell.

 

 

Being saved isn’t just about being forgiven it’s about becoming a new creature in Christ.

 

 

Regardless of the origins of sexuality in all of it deviant forms it doesn’t really matter if you were born that way as we were all conceived in sin so don’t be confused in thinking that God made you that way.

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was born in iniquity.

In sin my mother conceived me.

 

 

The Devil makes sure you’re distracted either by secularism or religion it doesn’t really matter as it’s all the same game.

 

 

Why do we water down sin as calling it a mistake? Mistakes can be amoral whereas sin is not.

 

 

If hating God is motivated by feeling betrayed? Then how do you think He feels as being rejected when He endured the cross on your behalf? Isaiah 53.

 

 

When you think about the existentialist philosophy as one who lives authentically; then such a position may prove unlivable and even dangerous within an atheistic worldview but according to a quasi-definition it’s better suited to describe Christianity as courageously living in a hostile world of non-conformists. #manofgod

 

 

Sometimes I’ve gotten on the bad side of people and don’t even know what I’ve done wrong and then I’m reminded I have a diabolical enemy which pretty much sums up the matter.

 

 

The idea that one can imagine or perhaps even accept the Virgin Birth of Jesus as a historical event is not only a plausible explanation towards its divine origin but also the divine nature as the resultant offspring.

Isaiah 9:6-7

For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on David’s throne, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this.

 

 

Everyone has an opinion to what is right and it’s your right if you want to be wrong.

 

 

Give me Jesus or give me death; as Jesus died so that we might have freedom and liberty, Galatians 5:1.

John 8:36

36 If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

 

 

Have you noticed that sharks and vultures are hostile to Christianity as often using circular reasoning as an approach to attack its prey?

 

 

Heaven, I love happy endings.

 

 

Some treat Jesus as a moral tailgater as following them to closely.

 

 

I admit that Christmas is not a biblical holiday but what irritates me is when people self define Christmas as to what it’s really all about while missing its true message as completely ignoring the meaning of the word in celebrating Christ. #leavechristinchristmas

 

 

Some say you can’t lose your salvation, as it’s a gift you didn’t earn, but haven’t you ever returned a gift?

 

 

There is one thing Jesus can’t do and that’s to save someone who’s convinced they don’t need it.

 

 

You may be all right in my book but what really matters is whether or not you’re name is written in God’s book, #bookoflife.

 

 

You can say that’s your truth and this is my truth but truth doesn’t pick sides as it stands alone and we must stand with it regardless of our opinions about it.

 

 

When praying to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the field remember it’s not a prayer for others only but a prayer to find out where and when to report for duty, Mt. 20.

 

 

Watching the election reminds me that even the elect need a Savior.

 

 

If you think humanity can give us social security then consider that the SSA is faltering in America.

 

 

Christianity is one of the most inclusive religions as to include Jews, Asians, Africans, Caucasians, Latinos, etc. as to go into all the world to reach every tribe, tongue, and nation.

 

 

Prayer works not because we work but because God is at work.

 

 

There may be a church on every corner and church channels on every network but until every soul comes to know God take every opportunity to expose them to the truth.

 

 

Sometimes I get upset and impatient over my wife not understanding and then I wonder how God has to put up with me.

 

 

What kind of rigged justice system is there when humans take up court as the jury, prosecution, and presiding judge to condemn the Almighty in forgetting its God who will simply say ‘overruled.’

 

 

The reality is that God wants to reveal Himself more than we want to find or discover Him.

 

 

Some would rather look to the stars for answers than to the one who made them.

 

 

Even when the brain is no longer functional people are still having near death experiences.

 

 

The gospel is black and white and every other color for that matter.

 

 

When Christianity becomes an impure alloy as joining itself with inferior or base qualities then essentially it becomes worthless.

 

 

When we prohibit the powerful work of the Holy Spirit in the church and society then it will turn to counterfeits and alternatives to satisfy its spirituality.

 

 

When you treat Christianity as a syncretism then you just end up with a trendy pop religion that is only modeled for the runway. #fadsfadebuttruthremains

 

 

I wonder if our inadequate Christian theology of the gaps has given these sectarian groups an opportunity to fill them in.

 

 

One of the saddest things in my life is to see people who believe in a deviant form of Christ as being so close and yet so far.

 

 

It’s funny to watch my wife train the cat to be a dog.

 

 

Retirement, I need to take a rest and a long one at that.

 

 

Even the devil can tell the truth as to package his lies by quoting the Bible out of context and God forbid we should do the same thing.

 

 

Just because many religions carry some truth doesn’t mean they’re all true.

 

 

If the Jewish people say that Christians have added too much to the bible by including the New Testament then how about their extra biblical works as including the Talmudic books and the spiritual lessons of the Kabbalah?

 

 

We must remember that God’s purpose may have failed in Adam but it succeeded in Noah and Abraham as a true representation of all nations under earth before there was a chosen race by which the promises were to be fulfilled.

 

 

You know a Christmas show has nothing to do with its main subject when certain actors who support new age views play supporting roles #conflicted

 

 

One of the words for idols in the Bible is dung, which pretty much describes the mess.

 

 

The Israelites had a tendency to bring their idols into the Lords temple and I wonder if sometimes we don’t do the same sort of things?

 

 

As insurmountable and transcendent as God is, some would like to limit His being of oneness to a numerical value. However, it’s one thing to say that God is the one and only but quite another to apply that concept to a mathematical proposition of oneness which becomes a category mistake in confusing quantity with quality.

 

 

To further show our guilt before a holy God not only are we criminal by nature in committing the crime but we also serve the roles of an abettor and accessory.

 

 

New Testament conversion is not a privilege of natural birth, as being geographical or ethnocentric, but is spiritual in nature as having no such boundaries.

 

 

You are not born Christian; you must be born again to become Christian.

 

 

When you read the scriptures you should smell Gods breath #godbreathed

 

 

God talk is not necessarily God talking.

 

 

The decisions you make today can be decisions that can last for an eternal lifetime.

 

 

Patrick Henry may have said ‘give me liberty or give me death’ while Jesus said give me death so that others can have liberty.

 

 

Sometimes I get so frustrated at myself in forgetting who I am in Christ.

 

 

Let the world build their pyramids and monuments as I’m about building the Kingdom of God.

 

 

The only intermediate state for the departed is the time between death and the resurrection.

 

 

Quit trying to blame god for the Holocaust as that’s humanities fault which makes the concept of sin and eternal judgment that much more understandable.

 

 

When I fight for your soul I care more for you than you care for yourself.

 

 

When witnessing to others about Christ the world has come to our front porch and all we must do is simply open the door and invite them in.

 

 

Sometimes I’m not sure if my actions are bravery or stupidity.

 

 

Sometime we need to take a lesson on how to listen.

 

 

The world’s saving force is the cavalry while heaven’s is Calvary.

 

 

Sometimes you don’t know you’ve been bound until you’ve been set free.

 

 

If you’re not trying to get somewhere then you’re lost. #Findjesus

 

 

Rest assured Christ was born on Christmas Day; it just wasn’t December 25th.

 

 

The pleasures of sin are nothing compared to the pleasures of Heaven nor are the horrors of Earth comparable to that of Hell.

 

 

Many admire and love Christmas songs it’s just the Christ part that makes people feel uncomfortable.

 

 

When religion becomes political as to make others conform to it then it’s no longer religion it’s slavery.

 

 

Watching Scrooge is like a person whom God has tried to warn and convict according to the Holy Spirit and I can only hope that in this life such people will turn and repent as to be converted, John 16:7-11 #merrychristmaseveryone

 

 

It’s ironic when Christians claim to be a product of the gospel but fail in being productive for the Kingdom as a matter of entitlement versus commitment.

 

 

Some people would never enter a bar yet are spiritualholics as replacing the booze for church in compensating for their failures in life. #savedbygracenotofworks

 

 

Christianity without truth is in thinking that the value is just in the shine and not the substance. #foolsgold

 

 

When we enact or impose moral laws we’re only just copying them from our Creator as something that we never originated; just discovered, #plagiarism.

 

 

Sometimes, just sometimes, God prophetically speaks judgment instead of a prosperity message #jeremiah

 

 

Some of us work shift work but that doesn’t make us nocturnal animals.

 

 

Can you tell me how we can go all out and pursue excellence in life but when it comes to God we are uncomfortable to even stick our big toe in the baptistery.

 

 

Why shouldn’t an excellent God not demand excellence?

 

 

Why am I always being attacked? Am I really that much of a threat to the kingdom of darkness? #hopeso

 

 

We understand boundaries as drawing a line and so does God who came down to write on tablets of stone with His finger and again when Jesus stooped to write in the dirt.

 

 

My wife doesn’t want the stray cat because it sheds hair and so I told her, “then what about me?”

 

 

True, the gospel is simple; it’s people who try complicating it by thinking they need to add something more to it. #giftofgodnotofworks

 

 

Some treat the Bible like a rerun as something they’ve already seen and heard before.

 

 

Sold out! Property of Jesus.

 

 

Some people would like to  push out an update for the Bible.

 

 

Poverty is something which we will always have among us but what I find more impoverishing to a people and society is the absence of Christ.

 

 

The world will gaze upon you to see how they can benefit from your beauty and as the world looked upon the ugliness of Christ’s crucified body little did they know that it was for their benefit, #Isaiah53.

 

 

Had Solomon used His God given wisdom wisely then perhaps he wouldn’t have been lead astray by some of these nagging women he complained about.

 

 

It’s hard not to love someone who is so loveable. So quit trying so hard to hate God.

 

 

Why has Judaism’s false messiahs come and gone but Jesus still remains?

 

 

If miracles are happening today then it becomes a greater apologetic as to explain the resurrection to a contemporary audience who are like the Missourians to ‘show me’ and for the church to deny the validity of its heritage of spiritual gifts makes itself bankrupt to explain the supernatural God who not only has acted in human history but also in their hearts and lives.

 

 

I saw a strange sign in front of a bar that said to have a blessed day. #confused

 

 

As my body and house continue to age they both have begun to fall into disrepair.

 

 

Jesus is coming back; ready or not here He comes. #seeekhimwhilehemaybefound

 

 

Jesus saves haters, #apostlepaul

 

 

How many times have you heard someone say in a brief moment of humility that they will serve the Lord no matter what and then after the crisis is over they revert back to serving themselves as lord. #unconverted

 

 

Natural selection happens within the genetic limits of an organism and even at that you can only lose information not adding anything new to it and this stands contrary to the evolutionary theory as progressing upwards in losing its explanatory power on how we have arrived as higher functioning organisms. #lost

 

 

You may not like the narrow idea of Christian exclusivism as excluding others who are in a ‘broad way’ but it’s not so exclusive that there isn’t at least ‘one way’. #jesusistheway

 

 

Respectfully, Jesus played the role of the fool in the eyes of the world for the sake of the foolish.

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing.”

20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn’t God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn’t know God, it was God’s good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe. 22 For Jews ask for signs, Greeks seek after wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble; 27 but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; 28 and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are: 29 that no flesh should boast before God. 30 Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: 31 that, according as it is written, “He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.”

 

 

Thou my feet aren’t that pretty; when I bring the message of the good news they somehow become wonderfully beautiful, Romans 10:15, and for those who receive it as an omen of judgment they even hate to hear my footsteps as they see me coming.

 

 

Our joy isn’t in keeping the fathers love to ourselves it’s about pushing our brothers to become reconciled to their Heavenly Father.

 

 

Oddly enough someone put their Hanukkiah on display in their back yard window where no one else could see it  and isn’t that ironic in how we’ve been called to shine as lights as  offering the hope of Christ to a dark world? Matthew 5:13-16. #jesusisthelightoftheworld

 

 

At times I’ve battled with fear but as I began to contemplate how different my life might have been without it I realize that I’m still doing what God has called me to do and for me to be fearless without apprehension may have only emboldened me down a wrong and destructive path.

 

 

In life I once had a job where you had to be on call one night a week and at the very end of this career I began to think I’m just one call out away from quitting and there are people who are just like that in life as wanting to give up on God. You can change your job path but we are only given one life to live for one God who calls us into a loving relationship with Himself.

 

 

How often have we been deceived in holding onto our own will thinking all along it was the Lord’s will that we were doing?

 

 

It’s possible that you are good in doing many things that are right but neglect the greatest good of all in following the right Messiah.

 

 

The greatest gift at Christmas is when you realize it’s not a holiday but a person who’s being  celebrated; not an annual event but a relationship as lived out each and every day.

 

 

Buddha said to take the middle path while Jesus, ‘The Light of the World’, is the narrow path  enlightening all who will follow Him. The former will tell you to carry  your own burden in life while the later lightened your load by shouldered your burden for you through the cross.

Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

 

One can be deceived to view a married woman as a lush garden that needs to be enjoyed as disregarding the fence and the sign that says, “Private Property Keep Out.”
Some things are meant to be community but trying to steal another man’s hard earned harvest in destroying his livelihood and family will end up costing this adulterer his very life as only leaving him hungry once again in craving strange food that will never satisfy his soul which is being destroyed.

 

 

I don’t need self-confidence. What I really need is more Godfidence. #faith101

 

 

The gospel isn’t so much preached door to door as it from heart to heart.

 

 

We are so accustomed to speaking about and for God that we forget in our chatter to speak with God.

 

 

Don’t make the sinful mistake of being dead wrong about Christ.

 

 

The biggest obstacle to the gospel are people.

 

 

I’d rather hear from someone else I told you so then have to hear it from God.

 

 

You know you’ve become overly sensitive when you start having feelings for rocks and trees and even more so when such sentiments become more important than people as to love our homes which have been constructed of such materials as to include our possessions and pets as more valuable than humanity.

 

 

Could you imagine bargaining with God about missions and evangelism in the opposite manner in which Abraham interceded for the inhabitants of Sodom as making excuses how that a few people aren’t worth your time and effort in keeping them from the eternal judgment of God? #Really?

 

 

Some people will always complain that they’re not getting enough in life and it reminds how that God provided for the Israelites in the desert all those years as He endured their constant grumbling and I can only pray that God would overfill these peoples lives like the quail in the wilderness until they become sick and loathsome of their abundance as it comes out of their nostrils to finally realize that it’s the life of God their craving; not what the world can feed them. #fedup

 

 

I have some good news and some bad news and the good news is so good that you may forget what the bad news was all about, #gospel

 

 

Trying to make heaven on your own efforts is like trying to daily split God’s arrow which has already hit the bulls-eye in Christ as something that’s just utterly impossible.

 

 

For those who claim that the absence of evidence proves there is no God is either not looking, overlooking, or blind to the matter; as the problem is not the lack of evidence but the Evidentialist lacking true insight.

 

 

If we keep raising the bar for the evidence of God it’s only because He continues to clear its height. Funny how some would try to tell God how high to jump when He stooped so low to limbo the bar in flesh and blood just to get it down to our level of understanding which I guess for some is still over their heads.

 

 

Fine, take the default position of agnosticism but one day you will have to answer for your willful ignorance.

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