Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. – James 4:4
Jesus did something that we aren’t going to believe. Something so amazing, so radical, so unbelievable that we will reject it. Chances are you have rejected it. I know I have. We all have.
30. Evil people are spared in times of calamity and are allowed to escape disaster.
31. No one criticizes them openly or pays them back for what they have done.
The Question of Resurrection and Marriage 27. Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. 28. “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for […]
Christ taught us the conscience of God. If something does not express love, do not do it.
So while God may be in all things, not all things are beneficial or divine by association. They must be made so, through the act of restorative love.
It is difficult to create superstitious and compulsory worship if the object/subject of worship is not some idol hanging from the rafters, but is present in the child in the third row, or within the pastor’s compassionate preaching, or within daily love of the quiet old woman in the back. Timeless, free from absolute definition, and omnipresent… the Christ is within all.
Little do we realize that the greatest trick “Satan” ever pulled was to convince the world he even existed.
Oh, “Satan” is real, I assure you, but it is not some fallen angel from Heaven who rules the evil forces of this world with almost God-like power. No, “Satan” is real and “Satan” does have real power, and I warn you, he is very close to you… even right now.
One of the greatest fears a theist can have is the notion of an aloof, uncaring, or impotent God. We have come so far as to even have faith in the Almighty, so it is a scary proposition in the face of tremendous adversity or injustice when someone plants the idea of , “where is your God now”?
I adore the Lord’s Prayer.
It contains everything a Christian needs for a healthy relationship with God, and for a deeply profound faith.
It is the most important thing Jesus taught us.
What does Jesus’ reaction to a short little rich man who swindled countless others have to tell us about Salvation? The answer might suprise you…