Worship True spiritual worship is the recognition and reverence of God as the Lord of life. We bow down before God, we esteem Him, and we lift up His glorious name, individually and in large or small congregations. In our praying, singing, and work, we should worship the Lord with passion, devotion, and honest daily living.…See More
Work— Labor Whether we are salespersons or teachers, studying in school,staying home with the children, or climbing telephone poles, we all have the responsibility of work. The Bible challenges us to do something for the betterment of our world as well as for God’s glory. Whether we realize it or not, God is working all the…See More
Wives— MarriageThere are many good-natured jokes circulating about the creation of Eve. In one of them, Adam said to the Lord, “God, I love life in the garden, but I sometimes feel lonesome. Can you give me someone to be with me?” When the Lord asked man what he wanted, Adam began to describe his preferences. Then God said, “Adam,…See More
Wisdom Socrates was born in Athens, Greece, about four hundred years before Christ. The world continues to talk and write about the wisdom of Socrates. Would you like to live and be remembered as a wise person? Solomon was probably the wisest man that ever lived and he wrote the book of Ecclesiastes. In chapter 12, verse 13, he…See More
Water One of South America’s most impressive sights is Iguazu Falls. These waterfalls, bordering Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, attract thousands of visitors every year and are truly impressive, but water in almost any form gets everyone’s attention from theyoungest child to the oldest adult. Almost all of us are drawn to the…See More
War— WarfareSecond Chronicles 13 tells about a war between the ten northern tribes of Israel and the two southern tribes of Judah. Jeroboam, son of Nebat, decided to attack thetwo southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin. King Abijah, of the two southern tribes, warned Jeroboam not toattack him and his army of 400,000. However,…See More
Voices Joan of Arc, French saint and national heroine (1412–1431), heard voices speaking to her during her teenage years. She was tried as a heretic and burned at the stake in Rouen, France, on May 30, 1431. When religious authorities asked why she did what she was doing, Joan of Arc told them voices spoke to her. When…See More
Vain or Vanity The Pilgrim’s Progress, the well-known Christian classic by John Bunyan, tells about Pilgrim, who travels from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. On the way to heaven he passes through a town named Vanity, and in this town, there is a place called Vanity Fair. Everything sold there appeals to a person’s…See More
I was baptized and raised a Christian, in some folks minds not a sincere Christian. They claim I've blasphemed. I’ve always questioned everything. For me to believe, I have to know the claim is genuine, not for some ulterior motive, such as control. There is no better way to control people than to put them on a guilt trip, bring down God’s wrath on those who dare to question. For questioning, I’m castigated on this Tea Party. I’m been warned many times by Christians that I’m going to hell, and right here in these Tea Party discussions! I’m arrogant, egotistical, a shameful disgrace to humanity. I was barred from Tea Party Patriots, and warned by this Tea Party’s Director to quit casting aspersions on its founder. The founder cast aspersions on my beliefs. That’s acceptable on this Tea Party. I believe Jesus is my savior and redeemer. This Tea Party maintains that I’m a liar. It seems that Jesus had the same problem. They crucified him.
My mother was born and raised in the Jewish faith. She married a Christian and agreed to raise her children in the Christian faith. She was a Christian. A Christian minister presided at her burial. But she remained respectful of her Jewish background. My Christian minister maintained that my mother, because she was born a Jew, didn’t go to heaven. He said the Scriptures told him that. Too many Christians interpret the Scriptures the way they personally see reality. This mental sickness is dividing America.
I’m not one to accept the established way of thinking. I’m one to solve my problems my way. I believe in the Constitution as written, not in light of today’s needs. My principles and values date from the beginning of man’s appearance on earth. I believe that I was born in the image of my Creator, and as well every human on earth. We are all born with an immortal soul.
Jesus said the kingdom of God is in me. Jesus said that there would be signs in the sun, moon, and stars when there was distress among the nations (Luke 21). He said that this was when he would be there for us. He did not say in what form.
A lady told me that I’m a rock in the stream. I’m not one to hide my belief under a bushel. I see the stream on the tides, ebbing and flowing, and getting nowhere. Christians tend to be set in their ways. I’m not sure I have anything to contribute here, but I’d like to give it a try.