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Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:28:11 -0500

 



Is Churchgoing a Necessary Part of Christian Faith or Are There Alternatives?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:30:24 -0500

For many people, Christianity and Church are synonymous. However, an increasing number of people do not agree. In this article I try to examine the issues involved and suggest alternatives for people who find churchgoing a problem rather than a solution.



The Way to Be Happy Is to Be a Norwegian - Or to Live Like One, to the Extent Possible

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:59:00 -0500

A U.N. report provides further evidence that social supports build trust and healthy lives, leading to high levels of happiness. Norway and other Scandinavian nations hold the top rankings, whereas the U.S., far richer and more technologically advanced, is only 14th in the happiness ratings. The U.S. needs to do much better in moderating rising inequality, corruption, isolation, and distrust.



Jesus and Adam

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:46:44 -0500

Connecting these ideas and the idea that the Qur'an composed of verses that are perfected and then expounded for us, consider the verse which says: "The likeness of Jesus before Allah is as the likeness of Adam." (3:59) It is very clear that what we have in the statement is an equation. This verse goes on to explain how that is true because they both came under unusual circumstances rather than having a mother and a father in the usual human reproductive way.



John 1:1 Versus the Watchtower Society

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:48:12 -0500

What have the Jehovah's Witnesses done to John 1:1? Amazing answer. Here is a short refutation of their changing of the text.



Easter and the Big March

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:03:32 -0500

Originally Easter coincided with the equinox and was celebrated on the 22nd - 25th March. The month was named according to the mass migration of people to the hilltops to witness the arrival of the sun-god, which is described in the name. 'Ma' is 'mother' while [r] or 'ra' stands for power and [x] for cross.



Let It Go

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:29:51 -0500

Do things from your past pop up every now and then to stop you in your tracks? Sometimes without warning - sometimes when you end up in a similar situation or when you return to the place where you've made the mistake.



Leave Space to Differ

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:29:24 -0500

Each of us sees the world through a different lens. This lens is shaped by our parents, our training, our friends and even strangers who unexpectedly appear in our lives.



What Does Your Christian T-Shirt Say About You?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:28:22 -0500

I find it interesting in my own personal experience that when I wear any Christian t-shirt, it makes me more aware of my behavior and attitude. I find myself more conscious of my actions because I want to set a good example for what I represent. Does that make me a perfect person? Absolutely not, but it does help me one step at a time to improve.



The Case Against Jesus Christ and Proof That Easter Celebrations Are Evil

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:49:55 -0500

As Easter approaches and the Christian world looks to celebrating a mythical event, namely that of the crucifixion and resurrection of its Prophet, there is a strong case that Jesus Christ never existed and that he is the invention of the Second Beast of Revelation. Following my reincarnation and with a strong link to the Spirit of the Universe, the Great Creator, it is given to me to prove the case and to open the door to the facts. The notion that this so-called Saviour rose bodily into heaven having resurrected three days after his...



God Promised to Destroy Religious Institutions and It's Happening Now

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:47:26 -0500

The fall-out of the paedophile scandal rocking religious institutions and the growth of Islamic terrorism is pushing them to the brink of destruction. While the bible is a greatly polluted and mostly unreliable document there are parts of it that were given by God. Some of the prophecies in the Old Testament and parts of Revelation are definitely indicators of God's wrath and the consequences.



Islam the True Religion

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:31:31 -0500

Many religions also claim belief in One God however, they associate partners with Him. The following are examples: •Worshipping or asking forgiveness of God through His creation •Delegating some of God's attributes to other objects or beings •Setting up rivals with God by elevating something to be in opposition to Him The above mentioned beliefs or actions all go against the very principles of Islam. Muslims believe that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final Prophet in a...



The Ultimate Mormon Theological Contradiction's Reliance on the Ultimate Mormon Destiny

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:32:44 -0500

The story of Mormonism and the explanation of Mormon theology as given by full-time Mormon missionaries, young men, young women, and senior married couples, are total fabrications of the truth about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If Christians invite these Mormon agents into their homes, they should be prepared for six presentations filled with lies and distortions about the Mormon Church, its theology, doctrine, and history. The Mormon Church is a 700 billion dollar organization with a mandate and agenda of deceiving as many Christians as possible into joining its pagan ranks. The following article deals with the real story of Mormonism and the birth of 19th Century Mormon polytheistic theology and doctrine.



Will The United States Be Left Behind?

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:23:55 -0500

When something is good, it should be shared. Those who share get joy that often eclipses the satisfaction that they receive from having the good thing all to themselves. A smile put on someone else's face is priceless simply because you were the one that put that smile there. Yet, sometimes, the good thing is better when you give concern instead of something that creates a smile. Perhaps you care more for others when you raise a concern that might lead someone else to a greater good.



Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Thirteen

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:16:23 -0500

Philosophical concepts that surround life, the universe and everything, including those realms of theology, religions and the nature of deities continue to fascinate. Opinions proliferate. There's the theist pro side; there's the atheist anti-side. There aren't too many fence-sitters. I'm still in the anti-camp as the following thirteenth helping of "Religious Bits and Pieces" illustrate.



What Is the Holy Spirit's Ministry?

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:14:41 -0500

To understand the Holy Spirits role in the Believer one needs to study the Upper Room discourse between Jesus and His disciples. (John 14 through 17) Here Jesus shared some of His greatest Truths.



In My Father's House Are Many Mansions

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:58:15 -0500

Many people think and have been taught that when Jesus is talking in John 14:2-3 that they are going to get a great home of brick and mortar, or a mansion. I believe that in light of the words being used in 2 Corinthians 5:1 (For we know that if the tent which is our earthly home is destroyed (dissolved), we have from God a building, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.) Jesus could be talking about preparing our new resurrected bodies for us to dwell or abide in at the Resurrection or maybe He is talking about an even deeper truth. The thing to remember is that the real you is a spirit and our body on earth is our earth suit or dwelling. Is it not reasonable to consider that we will not need to live in brick and mortar buildings, but we will need to have a new dwelling for our spirits in the everlasting?



On The Other Side of Death

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:57:26 -0500

What awaits the Believer on the other side of death? Is Paradise and Heaven the same place? As our body descends into the earth, does our spirit ascent into the Heavenlies? Is the separation of the spirit from the body an instant experience or does the triune man man sleep until he is awakened at the Lord's coming?



What Do You Do When the Truth of the Gospel Is at Stake? You Have to Speak Out - He Did!

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:42:28 -0500

What an amazing letter this is, as it deals with some of the real problems which are presently facing the Church of Jesus Christ. Paul is writing to believers - to disciples of Jesus. He is writing to men and women who have tasted something of the Mercy and Love and Forgiveness of Jesus Christ, and of the Power of the Holy Spirit. But, they were deserting God, and they were falling back into what we call legalism. They had been bewitched. They were turning away from the Cross of Jesus Christ, and having begun in the Spirit, and having begun in the power of the Holy Spirit, they were now relying upon works of the flesh, and what they could do. This is a problem we face in Scotland, but I am sure, elsewhere too.



Vital Crucial Questions Face the Church of Jesus Christ - The Galatian Letter Is of Immense Help!

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:41:45 -0500

The Church of Jesus Christ was facing serious issues. There could have been division at a very early stage on matters that were critical and crucial and theological. The very truth of the Gospel was being challenged. That is happening today, and this is one reason why I have turned to the letter to the Galatians in the New Testament. The answers to what happened then are highly relevant to the situation facing the Church of Jesus Christ today! In these opening verses Paul is already focusing people's attention on Jesus Christ and the Cross - how to be rescued and saved - and he is giving all the glory to God.



Drawing Amps

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:57:32 -0500

My son is a keen swimmer. I take my hat off to him for staying so focused and practicing so hard - six days a week for most of the year.



Reaction to Our Actions

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:57:30 -0500

It was on the TV screens at the gym that I first heard about Oscar Pistorius and Reeva's trauma. My heart shrank and I felt so very sorry for him.



Even More Effort

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:55:58 -0500

12 I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me.



To Be Honestly Imperfect

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:55:53 -0500

One thing that really rubs me up the wrong way is when people are so in love with their own way of believing that I start feeling inferior about my way of believing. Many people appear as if they possess all spiritual knowledge.



The One Who Gives Will Receive in Abundance

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:45:18 -0500

Let's take this bull by the horns: Do you give to others? How many times do you give?



The Rest Is Simply Noise

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:45:16 -0500

I hope you have a blessed and fun filled 2017! We are still busy with Paul's letters and he offers us a glimpse of his life BC (before Christ). Indeed a shining example for others to follow.



Because I Have a Friend

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:45:12 -0500

We were quite poor when I was small. We were a large family and my parents did not always have enough money to buy food.



Achilles Heel

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:43:44 -0500

I'm writing this while we're on holiday in the peaceful Knysna forest. It is early morning, 1 January, and the camp is quiet.



To Really Know Jesus

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:43:39 -0500

When teenagers fall in love, they can talk for hours and they simply can't get enough of each other. It's as if everything else have become so much less important.



A Paradigm Shift

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:42:37 -0500

I often use the term paradigm shift. Especially when I'm serious about changes to be made, either through new ideas or new thinking or even changed behaviour.



Jesus Does Everything

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:42:33 -0500

God entered into a covenant with Abraham. He would be a God to Abraham.



God First

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:38:51 -0500

For most of us it is important what others think or say about us. How others see and experience us sometimes become so important that it makes us do some funny things.



Believing Differently Is Also Fine

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:38:48 -0500

Do you know what really irritates me? When people who believe differently from me makes me feel inferior about the way I believe.



Complain Endlessly

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:37:26 -0500

14Do everything readily and cheerfully-no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Wow, this is a bit strong on an empty stomach.



Painting in the Making

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:36:53 -0500

We must realize that our picture is not finished yet. Some spots still need work.



Lights on

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:35:29 -0500

Most people who do not know God often do not have fine qualities. Love is missing from their foundation and their actions are often characterized by a lack of love.



Too Busy for Jesus

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:24:48 -0500

Paul was concerned about the young Christians in Philippi. Someone had to go and see them.



Help in the Midst of Life

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:23:02 -0500

Paul gives us a glimpse of the life of a man of God. He talks about Timothy who is working very hard with him to share the Gospel with people.



Passionate Life

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:22:40 -0500

Sitting around the camp fire, my friend told me about his work. The business he worked for provided support to struggling students by empowering them through further training in order to actually enter the work force.



Laugh As You Struggle

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:22:29 -0500

1And that's about it, friends. Be glad in God!



Eliminate Stagnation in Your Life: Prayers That Deal With Spirit of Stagnation

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:51:14 -0500

Battle is part of life, from time to time people go through challenges such as barrenness, sickness, affliction, stagnancy, poverty e.t.c. Stagnation is characterized by lack of development, advancement or progressive movement. In the journey of growth, there are times when we grow and excel, we are endlessly driven and hyped up, motivated to get our goals, then there are times when we stagnate, we feel uninspired and unmotivated, we keep procrastinating on our plans.



The Old Story?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:24:21 -0500

Do we really understand what Jesus has done for us? One sometimes hears stories about people who gave up everything in their lives to spread the gospel in a far-off place.



Humbled - From Prince to Man

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:24:18 -0500

Try and put yourself in Jesus' shoes. Just getting on with his life in heaven, doing those things fitting for a prince.



Live in Full View

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:21:58 -0500

I have a mentor who really means a lot to me. I often face questions that I have no clue how to answer.



Partakers of The Divine Nature

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:20:04 -0500

And as if this much was not enough, He is sharing with me, in the present tense, meaning right now, He is sharing with me, partaking with me, of His divinity. This is mind boggling, I mean, this is amazing. I certainly cannot wrap my pea size brain around the magnitude of this statement. Let alone absorb it.



Fake News Vs Good News

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:13:11 -0500

When it comes to the political arena, we hear a lot lately about, "fake news." If something is indeed, "fake," those hearing the "fake news" are led to believe something is true when it is not. There is another arena where one needs to beware of "fake news."



Mass Grave at Former Catholic Orphanage and Why Pope Benedict Resigned

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:25:01 -0600

Christ said the broad way leads to destruction, but a billion Christians have a very shallow understanding of the Bible. It is the best-seller but the least understood. It is possible to understand more than what we were told from childhood, and the times are beginning to demand it.



Black Muslims And Black Christians Have To Be The Examples Of Spiritual Maturity To The World

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:38:56 -0600

"And thou wilt find the nearest in friendship to the believers(Muslims) to be those who say, We are Christians. That is because there are priests and monks among them and because they are not proud." (Qur'an 5:82)



Sink Holes

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:48:48 -0600

The Church is not immune to a foundational crisis. If not built on the foundation of Jesus Christ it will be prone to sink holes. Jesus is the foundation and Cornerstone of our Faith, and when we fail to shore up our beliefs, we will become nothing more then a brick and mortar institute of socially promoted behavior.



Become a Friend of Jesus

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:32:23 -0600

A friend may be defined simply as a well-wisher; since goodness to somebody or something could be used to establish the distinction between a friend and an enemy. Occasionally most of the traits of the natural man, exhibiting the entirety of the thoughts within, are evil; thus confirming God's word in Psalm 94:11. For this reason all the natural man can offer is, at best described as, fair-weather friendship. But there is a friend that surpasses all friends. He is the real friend. He is the friend indeed. His name is Jesus Christ.



What Is the Holy Ghost?

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:53:52 -0600

The trinity is not that hard of an idea to understand. In this article we will explain how one God can be seen as a three fold God.



The Original Buyer's Remorse

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:08:15 -0600

Have you ever experienced buyer's remorse? Just before we buy something major like a car or a house we feel the surge of excitement that comes with getting something new. It's the same feeling a child has when he or she gets a new toy for their birthday or for Christmas. After we buy the item, sometimes we are hit by a wave of remorse. We ask ourselves if we really needed the item or if we should have spent the money.



SALVATION GOSPEL: Repentance, the Prerequisite for Becoming a Child of God

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:59:56 -0600

Man was created perfect by God and put in a perfect location. He had abundance of all good things. However, man lost out when he left his right position and traded it for another. He gave up righteousness and took on wickedness. Since the unholy transaction that took place between man and Satan in the Garden of Eden, the natural man's heart has remained wicked. But our Lord Jesus Christ has provided a way of escape from the slavery of sin; thus giving man a choice between continuing in sin or getting out of sin and come into righteousness.



The Deity of Christ in Isaiah 9

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:30:58 -0600

Jesus is God. One proof of this is in Isaiah 9:6. We present this truth to a Jehovah's Witness, and see his response.



Christ and Our Hope for the Future

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:28:53 -0600

The doctrine of solidarity says that all humanity is under the leadership of two men: Adam and Christ. Connection with Adam leads to death. Connection with Christ leads to life.



The Cross, According to Jehovah's Witnesses

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:17:21 -0600

Was Jesus crucified on a pole? Or a cross? Does it make a difference? The integrity of Scripture may be at stake. You decide.



Church Immigration

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:57:38 -0600

People hate to hear the negative, but for the Church to ignore the assault against the very core of its beliefs is to guarantee an ineffectiveness in carrying out God's calling. The Church must not be naive to the challenges that face its existence. We must shore up our boarders or expect a greater erosion of Truth.



Feel With, Strive With, Do With

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:54:57 -0600

Verse 2 haunts me: 2Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. What is expected of you and me is more than simply to agree with this verse.



Hold Back Self-Centredness

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:54:54 -0600

In a way, the last couple of verses were like a confrontation. Look at this: 3Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top.



Not Back on Default

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:52:50 -0600

My wife and I hardly ever disagree, but now and then we fight a lot. This makes me so cross - I can't believe how quickly the devil can come and steal our joy.



Living With Jesus

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:28:20 -0600

Does it always go well with you? Do you always experience the bright side?



Biblical Chronology From a Jehovah's Witness Viewpoint

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:02:27 -0600

How much should Christian people be involved with genealogies and such, trying to pinpoint dates and times? The Bible answer, not much. Here is the Jehovah's Witness answer, which they inherited from the Adventists.



Mountain Top Changes

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:00:18 -0600

Have you ever had a moment when your life was changed? Perhaps it was similar to the Transfiguration. That moment changed the lives of Peter, James, John and Jesus, just like moments in our lives can change us.



Are Blood Transfusions a Sin?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:23:30 -0600

The Jehovah's Witnesses have majored in the condemning of blood transfusions. Is their claim appropriate? Is it Biblical?



Finding Leaders Like Moses

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:44:05 -0600

What makes a great leader, and how can you become one? If you are thinking of becoming a pastor, or looking for a pastor for your church then knowing this will help you.



No Happy Birthdays Allowed

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:13:41 -0600

Never wish a Jehovah's Witness a "Happy Birthday." You might get a rebuke. They are not allowed to celebrate birthdays! Here's why.



Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Twelve

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:15:03 -0600

Philosophical concepts that surround life, the universe and everything, including those realms of theology, religions and the nature of deities continue to fascinate. Opinions proliferate. There's the theist pro side; there's the atheist anti-side. There aren't too many fence-sitters. I'm still in the anti-camp as the following twelfth helping of "Religious Bits and Pieces" illustrate.



Are We In Sync?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:11:05 -0600

So much of what Christians believe is based on the tutorial system. They learn from religious leaders and their spiritual peers. What they neglect to understand is that they still have an obligation to open the Bible themselves.



Thinking About Forgiveness - Again

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:06:46 -0600

"So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." Not the words of a wimp or a phrase from one who has no experience with hatred, intolerance, misogyny, racism or any of the long list of human weakness, sin and flaws, the meaning of Christ's words cannot be misinterpreted.



Why Christianity Is the Most Complete Religion

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:52:18 -0600

First we have to understand why we should believe that a God actually exists. You could say it's in the creation itself. It's illogical to assume that chance really created rationality, so since we were actually created with a desire for meaningfulness, which is a part of rationality, and a creator is always greater than his creation, our creator must be greater in personhood (a God) than we are.



Monetizing and Marketing of The Word of God Is A Gross Act of Indiscipline

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:40:19 -0600

The word of God, as it is rightly so, issues from the creator of life, God. As such, no human being holds ownership to the good gems enshrined in the Holy writings. The copyright owner is exclusively the almighty God. Thus, taking credit in the form of monetary payments by imparting any kind of service from this spirit-directed writings is a gross act of indiscipline against the maker of all things, the almighty God Jehovah.



Learning From the Great Teacher

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:45:57 -0600

Have you ever tried to obey God but at the same time you thought that you did not have the understanding or the strength to do so? If so, you're not alone. The writer of the passage we heard from Psalm 119 felt the same way.



Return of the Princes

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:58:58 -0600

Incredible as it may seem, the Jehovah's Witnesses of about a century ago believed that the Old Testament Patriarchs were about to be resurrected. To that end, houses were built for them to live in, right on "Witness" property in San Diego! It didn't work out so well...



A Revealing Dialogue on a Rainy Day With Two Mormon Missionaries

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:38:04 -0600

A spiritual dialogue about grace, faith, salvation, and works with full-time Mormon missionaries can, by the will of God, sometimes open the eyes of young men and women who have been led to believe some very false and heretical doctrines about the Savior Jesus Christ taught by the Mormon Church. These LDS doctrines teach that Jesus' salvation only means resurrection from the dead, and has nothing to do with remission of sins and getting to heaven. Truly amazing it is that young Mormon missionaries actually know very little about the utter confusion that Joseph Smith, Jr.'s Book of Mormon produces about salvation, grace, and works, as compared to how the Apostle Paul defined salvation by grace through faith in Jesus in the Holy Bible. Read on for an interesting encounter with two Mormon missionaries at a bus stop.



Doesn't Matter

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:08:50 -0600

Someone pops up often predicting that Jesus' second coming will be on this or that day. Last year, with the fourth blood moon in a row coinciding with Biblical festivals, many said it was time.



Being an Advertisement

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:07:56 -0600

During the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England we lost the first game against Japan. What a shock for all South Africans.



Stand United

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:07:49 -0600

Before I started running Crossroads full-time, I worked at a factory where every Friday a Xhosa minister brought God's message to the employees. But when he was not available, I did it.



Do Not Fear

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:06:21 -0600

I'm not good at debating a point with others. I'm simply not talented in that way.



Life Happens for Everybody

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:05:51 -0600

It sounds so good: 28... Your courage and unity will show them what they're up against: defeat for them, victory for you-and both because of God. We are so privileged. We've got everything and you could say the best times are still ahead. Now we can enter the world. We can hop, skip and jump, because we believe in Christ. Our path has been paved for us, because God did everything for us.



Value Add

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:05:43 -0600

The Philippians were arguing and fighting. They had different interpretations of the Gospel, which led to continuous arguments - sounds familiar, doesn't it?



Who Are the 144,000?

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:34:43 -0600

The Jehovah's Witnesses have one view of the 144,000. Most Christian thought goes elsewhere. Here is an imaginary conversation between a questioner (q) and a Jehovah's Witness (JWA), with a final summation by a Christian (CA).



The Importance of the Prayer Of Jabez

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:22:14 -0600

God is one, and he wants to bless all his children. God does not play partial; he wants to spread blessings to each and every life. But, in the direction of receiving blessings from God, we should first invite him in our life, making him the center of all our doings.



The Prodigal Son and Forgiveness

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:38:45 -0600

The parable of the Prodigal Son is described as emphasizing the celebration that follows forgiveness. Generous love, rather than judgment and anger, is important; but the eagerness of God to forgive and celebrate should be seen as central lessons. Also important is the fact that forgiveness does not remove natural consequences that must be lived with following the mountain top experience of joyful homecoming.



Joyful Encounters

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:36:20 -0600

Everything we face in life is a potential learning experience. The trials and testing of our faith are meant to bring about growth and stability in our lives, but instead of recognizing them as such, we tend to take cover and question why these speed bumps are happening to us.



God Compensates for the Worst by Redeeming for Us the Best

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:59:19 -0600

The world hates suffering. None of us like it. But it is necessary for the better things to come. But that isn't a theology many, if anyone, in our day will be comfortable with.



Speak the Truth, and Speak It Boldly

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:55:05 -0600

If we want to be used by God, we have to purify our hearts. God uses all kinds of people., but only if they are clean on the inside. If we want to purify ourselves, we have to confess our sins, repent and accept Christ as our Saviour.



Calling in Reinforcements for the Right Road

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:50:23 -0600

How do you live right? Nowadays right and wrong are so interwoven that you hardly know which way to go.



A Cup of Coffee on Life

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:50:06 -0600

If you are alive, chances are good that life will throw you a curve ball or sometimes even more than that. And being a child of God does not necessarily mean that you will always catch those curve balls.



When the Going Gets Tough

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:46:59 -0600

Billy Ocean sang a song, When the going gets tough, the tough get going. I always wondered about the meaning, and checked it out in the dictionary: When conditions become difficult, strong people take action.



Called Up in Hard Times Too

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:44:32 -0600

Looking at this scripture again, I think back on an event from my days in the business world. One day I had to go to the CCMA.



Through What Lens Are You Looking?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:42:49 -0600

One of the things that really breaks my heart is when the children of the Lord argues with one another. Some do not hesitate to take out others and do it in the Name of the Lord.



Not Too Embarrassed to Help

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:41:42 -0600

I watched a video on Facebook: No means No, a moving video about the things that happen around us that many of us keep quiet about. It's a challenging video.



Just a Little Thing About Wording

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:18:02 -0600

Wording for many may not seem that important. But, wording can be infinitely important.



Sermon for the Catholic Bishops

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:21:33 -0600

Pardon my irreverence, but I, a layman, wish to address this to the leaders of my Church. This I do with reluctance, but somebody said that writing is an act of desperation.



The Church Is Heaven's Embassy In The World

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:02:47 -0600

Visas are necessary to get into foreign lands. Similarly, salvation through Jesus is the requirement to get from this world into heaven after this life. Just as an Embassy shows how to obtain visas, the Church shows how to get saved to get into heaven.



No Fly by Night

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:14:31 -0600

There are so many fly by nights out there. Many people come up with brand new plans and persuade many others to also believe in this plan.



Close Enough

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:12:56 -0600

I was visiting friends. The wife had made wonderful oxtail, that kind that makes you napkin sticks to your fingers.



Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Eleven

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:53:41 -0600

Philosophical concepts that surround life, the universe and everything, including those realms of theology, religions and the nature of deities continue to fascinate. Opinions proliferate. There's the theist pro side; there's the atheist anti-side. There aren't too many fence-sitters. I'm still in the anti-camp as the following eleventh helping of "Religious Bits and Pieces" illustrate.



From the Historical to the Living

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:41:48 -0600

What are the people of the world seeing in us, Jesus, or a slightly different version of themselves? It is time for Christians to decide whether to rest on the historical Jesus, or live a life with the resurrected Christ!



Paul's Parting Words

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 18:25:55 -0600

The gospel must be guarded as a treasure. Its words are right, healthy and whole and must not be tampered with. If anyone thinks he or she can adequately watch over this gift, he or she needs to remember Paul's words to Timothy, especially his instructions to rely on the Holy Spirit's help.



The Big Bang Theory Is Not Credible - The Reality Behind the Creation of the Universe

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:45:40 -0600

Most of us might have read or at least heard about the verdict of Science in determining the creation of the Universe. The following article will give you a clear perspective on the evolution of the Universe and will prove how the Big Bang Theory is not correct!