Knowing God personally We deserve to pay for our own sin. The problem is, the payment is death. So that we would not have to die separated from God, out of his love for us, Jesus Christ died in our place. The Bible states that Jesus is "the image of the invisible God...by him all things were created...." 4 Jesus was crucified for blasphemy -- for clearly identifying himself as equal to God -- which he was. On the cross, Jesus took all of our sin on himself and completely, fully paid for it. theopneustos Many contemporary Christian worship services have no Confession of Sins and no Service of Holy Communion? Why? Obviously, someone has decided that these things are less important than other things. What are the other things that are so important that they take the place of confessing sins and receiving God’s forgiveness? What is more important than receiving the Lord’s Supper?
Why Christians Go Postal Over Facebook, Jay-Z, Yoga, Avatar, and Culture in General images by Patrick Mahoney It was only last week that the Washington Post asked for my opinion on the New Jersey pastor calling for Christians to stop using Facebook. Had I known what would erupt this week, I might have agreed with him. Christian Doctrine and Theology Basic Christian Doctrine is the study of the revealed word of God. It is Christian Theology regarding the nature truth, God, Jesus, salvation, damnation, the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, the Gospel, resurrection, and more. "holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict," (Titus 1:9). Basic Christian Doctrine The Trinity The Holy Spirit
Bible The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a canonical collection of texts considered sacred in Judaism and Christianity. There is no single "Bible" and many Bibles with varying contents exist. The term Bible is shared between Judaism and Christianity, although the contents of each of their collections of canonical texts is not the same. Different religious groups include different books within their Biblical canons, in different orders, and sometimes divide or combine books, or incorporate additional material into canonical books. The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, contains twenty-four books divided into three parts: the five books of the Torah ("teaching" or "law"), the Nevi'im ("prophets"), and the Ketuvim ("writings"). Christian Bibles range from the sixty-six books of the Protestant canon to the eighty-one books of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church canon. Etymology
With Robin PhillipsUnpragmatic Thoughts The resilience that gratitude makes possible is important, not only so we can have the resources for weathering life’s storms, but so we have the inner resources to help others who are going through difficulties. I’ve recently been posting a lot about gratitude and cognitive reframing. In this post I want to say a few words about what gratitude is not. It’s important to emphasize that true gratitude is not a type of Pollyanna, everything-is-happy optimism.
How to Change Your Mind The beginning of a New Year—and a new decade—is an an excellent time to try something new. As you make your list of resolutions and goals I want to recommend adding a simple four step process that could transform your life by, quite literally, changing your mind. After reading the entire post the vast majority of readers will snicker at such a hyperbolic claim and never implement the method I outline. A smaller number will consider the advice intriguing, my assertion only a slight exaggeration, but will also never implement the method. A tiny minority, however, will recognize the genius behind the process and apply it to their own life. Create Good: It Takes Persistence Whether you’re creating good in this world by faithfully serving others or by actually creating something like art, music, writing, or dance, it takes work. It takes time. It takes persistence.
a tenor forJESUS Most people think that if these discoveries were legitimate then surely they would have hit the major news networks. However, if we remember, there is an angel by the name of satan who is the god of this world and the lord of the companies that run the media. The discoveries have from time to time been on the news but soon God will overrule and the message will cover the whole earth in days. So take some time to look at this website and weigh up for yourself if you think that the information is true. Hit this link to see an explanation by Ron Wyatt as to why the blood of CHRIST had to fall onto the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant.