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  • Signing off for a while; my mental health requires a much-needed pause, and always an immense exposure to God's Word, reflexion, study and prayer

    02/25/2021 9:10:23 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 36 replies
    2/25/2021, 11:03 AM CST | Patriot777
    Beloved fellow FReepers, it has come to my attention that I have great need of a pause from reading and commenting on the news of the day, and to engage heavily in the reading and study of Jesus' Word, His guidance and assurance of peace, and prayer and just talking to my Awesome Savior and Lord. I love each and every one of you, and it is my highest hope that you all also take a break from the mental stress that this present evil world's constant attacks on mind and body represent because of Satan and his demonic forces....
  • 63% of Biden voters reject that God is 'all powerful,' 'perfect and just' creator: survey

    02/24/2021 9:16:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/23/2021 | Ryan Foley
    A new post-election survey reveals that a majority of those who voted for President Joe Biden don't believe "God is the all-powerful, all-knowing, perfect and just creator" who rules over everything in Heaven and Earth today. The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University released the fourth in-depth report about its 2020 Post-Election Survey last week. The survey was conducted between Nov. 4 and 16, 2020. The latest installment of the survey focuses on the views of Biden's voters as compared to the views of Americans who voted for former President Donald Trump as well as voters and adults as...
  • Dialogue for God: from San Diego through John Keats and John Quincy Adams to Melbourne, Australia (A Personal Post)

    02/23/2021 10:48:40 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 ^ | 23rd February, 2021, American time | Ozguy1945
    John Quincy Adams died on February 23, 1848. He believed that “…... who we are is who we were.” This gives me hope that it is not impossible to return from modern madness to a culture based on faith in God. Fairness. Rationality. Freedom Of Speech. The Word. According to John Keats, "“Intelligences ..... are God.”
  • Is Abortion the Issue that Determines Everything Else?

    02/15/2021 6:09:12 PM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Polticrossing ^ | 15 Feb 2021 | Chris Widener
    I will confess. I have never been a huge pro-life activist. I have never donated to pro-life causes. I have never been to a pro-life march. Yes, I have always been pro-life but never understood not only the importance of the issue in and of itself, but how the position one takes – or society takes – will determine your position on almost everything else. That has changed, and while I am late to the movement, it is better late than never.
  • How God (once) Loved the World...Love pt 6

    02/15/2021 4:08:23 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 4 replies
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ( John 3:16)Why is it that Jesus, in John 3:16, doesn’t say that “God Loves the World…”, rather, even the English version of the Bible (rightly) speaks of God’s love in the past tense…? “For God so Loved the World…”.Does God love the World? Obviously the gospel of Jesus Christ crucified as a sacrifice for our sins, and resurrected, is still being offered to the World, so yes it is legitimate to say that God...
  • We are Shaped By What We Love... Loving God pt 3

    He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:...
  • We can Only Love God as a Response... Love God pt 2

    We love him, because he first loved us. ( I John 4:19)The World is heading into a dark night. Daniel chapter 8:23 puts it well, we have arrived at , “… the latter time …when the transgressors are come to the full…” . All of us will be put to the test of our faith and love by circumstances and pressures brought to bear, within and without. I asked the LORD for a teaching to help us prepare for this, and HE gave me a sermon on “Loving God”. I would like to share some of the highlights of what...
  • Ten Virgins

    02/02/2021 9:17:32 AM PST · by OneVike · 29 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 2/2/21 | Chuck Ness
    To get a proper understanding of the mindset that Jesus was in as He presented the parable of the ten virgins, one must go back to Matthew chapter 23, where he said,"The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them. They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger." Matthew 23:2-4Jesus was chastising the...
  • The Obsolete Man

    01/31/2021 7:49:25 AM PST · by OneVike · 17 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 1/31/21 | Adam Lustig
    "You walk into this room at your own risk because it leads to the future. Not a future that will be, but one that might be. This is not a new world, it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted a ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super-states that preceded it, it has one...
  • Why Does God Allow Christians to Suffer?

    01/29/2021 7:14:54 PM PST · by OneVike · 88 replies
    The reason For My Faith ^ | 1/29/21 | Chuck Ness
    “Why didn’t God just create us so that we would never have to experience pain, suffering, or sadness?”After all, God has the power to make the world free of evil, yet He chose instead to make us creatures with free will. Thus, free will was the door left open for the possibility of evil entering our lives. Then one must ask, "What's the purpose of pain, suffering? Why does God allow humans, who were made in His image, to live on a planet where evil abounds?"Well, God could have made us perfect without the ability to sin, and we...
  • Our Addictive God Gene

    01/27/2021 11:07:44 AM PST · by OneVike · 13 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 1/27/21 | Chuck Ness
    Every human has been hot wired with a special faith component to our souls, even agnostics and atheists have faith in what they believe. Another way to explain this would be to say we have all been created with an addiction gene. It's that ever yearning desire to find something that will make us feel like we belong, or comfortable in our own skin if you will.From the moment we become conscious of our self, we begin searching for that One Thing our soul craves. For each of us it could be a different point in life. Some find it...

    01/24/2021 6:36:20 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 35 replies
    SHTFPlan ^ | Mac Slavo
    A new magazine cover of the Jacobin is striking a nerve after it appears that the magazine is saying the government is now god and our religion, to be worshipped. It sure begs the age-old question: who do you serve?If we are ever to be free, we have to remove our consent. That goes for those who worshipped Trump as the messiah as well (and there were plenty.) We should have never allowed ourselves to see each other as slaves to the ruling class, submitting to democracy (which is mob rule) and letting others have power over anyone else for...
  • Owner devastated to find 3m-long python swallowing pet dog outside Holland Link condo

    01/22/2021 11:44:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 22, 2021
    She called for her dog several times on Monday (Jan 18), but when the Pomeranian failed to respond, a woman called her husband to see if he had brought their dog, Mia, to the office. When he said no, the 39-year-old Australian national felt a sinking feeling in her stomach. She stepped out of her apartment in Eleven@Holland and circled around the back of the complex when she came across a blood-chilling sight — a three-metre-long python wrapped around Mia, swallowing the dog's head. In an interview with Lianhe Wanbao, the woman said she was so shocked by what she...
  • Slaughtering Christ

    01/20/2021 5:18:18 PM PST · by justme4now · 42 replies
    1/20/21 | self
    Sometimes I worry that by questioning the way God took certain actions, the way he did according to scripture .. I worry that I may be on the thin line between wanting answers to these questions or actual blasphemy!? One of my most nagging questions and one that seems to have no rational (or scriptural) explanation is "why did Jesus have to be tortured and slaughtered like he was?" Why the carrying and dragging of the heavy beams of the cross? That effort was so cruel that he fell many times on the way to where he would be impaled!...
  • Devotional for Today: Proverbs Chapter 3

    01/19/2021 6:31:13 AM PST · by Patriot777
    The Word of God, King James Version | "In the Beginning, God..." | The Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of Heaven and Earth
    When you study and meditate on The Word and devote a special time at the beginning of your day to spend time with the Lord Jesus in prayer and thanksgiving, it is a form of worship in Him. Of course our Everlasting Father rejoices in this, as He very, truly only wants the very best for us--and knows the end from the beginning, for He is the Creator of All Things. Let us not go through our day today without acknowledging Christ in everything we set out to do, as He lovingly wants to guide our path, and to speak...
  • Our Improbable Existence Is No Evidence for a Multiverse

    01/18/2021 6:25:13 AM PST · by Heartlander · 54 replies
    Scientific American ^ | January 10, 2021 | Philip Goff
    Our Improbable Existence Is No Evidence for a MultiverseExperts in probability have spotted a logical flaw in theorists’ reasoningWe exist, and we are living creatures. It follows that the universe we live in must be compatible with the existence of life. However, as scientists have studied the fundamental principles that govern our universe, they have discovered that the odds of a universe like ours being compatible with life are astronomically low. We can model what the universe would have looked like if its constants—the strength of gravity, the mass of an electron, the cosmological constant—had been slightly different. What has...
  • An Early-Morning Devotional in Psalm 19: "The heavens declare the glory of God;..."

    01/18/2021 3:48:13 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    The Word of God, King James Version | "In the Beginning, God..." | The Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of Heaven and Earth
    Beloved fellow FReepers, here is an early-morning devotional with Psalm 19. Holy Spirit, You are welcome in this place; Lord Jesus, wrap your mighty wings around us and lift us up, let our countenances break out with joy at the glory and awesomeness of Your Creation, Love and Sovereignty.
  • America is walking towards its demise (Dave Miller)

    01/17/2021 4:26:01 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 36 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | 2020 | Dave Miller
    Absolutely spot on lesson from Dave Miller on America's pending demise: Click here for an audio lesson which warns us.
  • Christian Movie ‘Gun And A Hotel Bible’ Receives High Praise From Unlikely Sources

    01/11/2021 11:07:10 AM PST · by MJacks4 · 7 replies
    The Mix ^ | 1/11/2021 | Erin Perri
    A faith-based film that is targeted to doubters has earned some substantial awards at film festivals is now available for the public to watch. Gun And A Hotel Bible is seeking to break ground in untraditional way as a Christian movie. This movie definitely doesn’t preach to the choir. Rather than mimicking stories of people who are strong in their faith, this one is intended for those people who have more questions than answers about religion.
  • Quick Compelling Bible Study Vol. 42: New Year’s Resolution From God to You

    01/03/2021 6:24:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 3, 2021 | Myra Kahn Adams
    By this time, you might have broken your New Year’s resolution. But fear not, tomorrow is Monday when the new year really begins, and you can recommit. In addition to whatever behavior you have committed yourself to do or not do, this study suggests an all-encompassing, life-changing resolution of thought and attitude. We begin with the backstory; that is the lesson. About 10 days ago, and without any warm-up, husband David announced, “I must decrease, while He increases” was his new guiding-life principle. (Not your typical Adams family Tuesday night dinner conversation.) Since David is a godly man, I knew...