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  • Slaughtering Christ

    01/20/2021 5:18:18 PM PST · by justme4now · 41 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 · 53 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • (A Personal Post) A God-based conception of freedom from Indonesia.

    12/28/2020 3:19:55 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 14 replies
    https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com ^ | 29th December 2020 Australian time | Ozguy1945
    Those of us who care about freedom in The West have got our backs against the wall. Leftist PC crap has infiltrated universities, justice systems, politics and even police forces in places like the police state of Victoria where I have the misfortune to live. We need to look elsewhere for hope. There are two countries profoundly more religious than Australia to which I look for this hope. First there is America - the land of the free where the first amendment gives your freedom more protection than most other countries can. Then there is Indonesia, my second home, where...
  • Merry Christmas and God Bless My Fellow Freepers.

    12/23/2020 9:17:12 PM PST · by Viking2002 · 20 replies
    Me, myself, and I | 12/24/20 | Yours Truly
    Merry Christmas and God Bless JimRob and all my fellow Freepers here. 2020 has been an existential Hell. It's now midnight here on the East Coast - Christmas Eve. I would ask of you one thing, and I know it's a tough one: plase, let's enjoy the spirit of the holiday. The lights, the gifts, the carols, the blessings you have received (and yes, they're around you if you look - start with the family under your roof), but most importantly, the respect and love in your heart for the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To that...
  • The More You Know, The More you Know You Don't Know

    12/23/2020 10:36:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 34 replies
    The reason For My faith ^ | 12/22/20 | Chuck Ness
    Solomon was blessed with much Wisdom and knowledge which allowed him to discover many things about the world around him. Solomon is credited with writing the book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, and 2 Psalms 72 & 127. Throughout his writings Solomon shared the Wisdom and knowledge God had blessed him with. He was so admired by all the Kings and Queens of other countries that they sought out his Wisdom and paid tribute to him. Like Solomon, we too can better understand the world God created for us if we truly desire to. It has always...
  • Please Stop Saying — “God Told Me”

    12/22/2020 6:40:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    It happened again recently. I was listening to a sermon online and the preacher said, “God told me.” Apparently everyone in the congregation enjoyed it from the response I heard, but I immediately turned it off. This type of communication is becoming more prevalent in Christian circles. It’s showing up in conversations because people are hearing it from the pulpit and reading it in books they purchased from the local Christian bookstore. Perhaps it sounds spiritual or is emotionally stirring to the congregation.Although the “God told me” method of communicating makes for interesting, suspenseful, and entertaining stories, what people need...
  • The Incomparable Christ

    12/20/2020 3:27:50 PM PST · by OneVike · 14 replies
    The Reason For My faith ^ | 12/20/20 | Unknown
    ..................... There are several versions of this poem on the internet. Some say the author is unknown. Some attribute the poem to Samuel Porter Jones, a 19th Century Methodist evangelist. The version I offer is a compilation from several sources. Not knowing for certainty as to whom the human author is, I prefer to credit the Holy Spirit. Praise God The Incomparable Christ “He came from the throne of the Father to the womb of a woman. He put on humanity that we might put on divinity. He became Son of Man that we might become sons of God. He...
  • When you are experiencing fear: Scriptures from the Word of God

    12/17/2020 3:17:16 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 9 replies
    The Holy Bible, KJV | "In the Beginning, God..." | The Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of Heaven and Earth
    It has been said by someone, "Fear is False Events Appearing Real." From my thoughts, Hope is "Heaven is Open to People Everywhere", and of course we know from Scripture that "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." When we put our faith, our lives wholly and completely into the Mighty Hands of the Lord Jesus Christ, holding to His Word obediently, we can rest assured that nothing, absolutely nothing is too difficult for Him. After all, He is the Creator of Heaven and Earth! The Bright and Morning Star, the Prince of...
  • The Most common religious identity among young adults is 'none;' belief in God not necessary for morality: study from AEI’s Survey Center on American Life

    12/16/2020 6:24:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/16/2020 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    The most common religious identity among young adults in the U.S. is "none," and the majority of Americans don’t believe it’s necessary for a person to believe in God to be moral and have good values, a new survey has found. Released Tuesday, AEI’s Survey Center on American Life investigating contemporary religion in the U.S. found that among young adults (age 18 to 29), the most common religious identity today is none. More than one in three (34%) young adults are religiously unaffiliated.Nearly nine in 10 (87%) Americans report they believe in God, but just over half (53%) report they...
  • Today's Devotional: Psalm 91

    12/15/2020 6:07:09 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 3 replies
    The Word of God, King James Version | "In the Beginning, God..." | The Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of Heaven and Earth
    Psalm 91 (1)"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide ("lodge") under the shadow of the Almighty." (2)"I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God, in him will I trust." (3)"Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence." (4)"He shall cover thee with his feather, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler." (5)"Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;" (6)"Nor for...
  • Jericho March Challenges Clergy to Lead Their Congregations in Fighting Tyranny Like the Founding Fathers!

    12/12/2020 3:26:59 PM PST · by Lenora Thompson · 6 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer ^ | 12/12/2020 | Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer
    On January 21st, 1776, Pastor Peter Muhlenberg of Virginia chose his Sunday sermon text from Ecclesiastes 3: "In the language of the Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to fight. And now is the time to fight." Throwing off his black cassock, he revealed his Continental Army uniform complete with saber and flintlock and challenged his congregation: "Who among you is with me?" As drums beat a military tattoo, three hundred men of Pastor Muhlenberg's flock rose to their feet, kissed their wives and children goodbye and marched...
  • Spirit-Filled Intercessor: Why God Will Deliver Us From This 'Coup' Attempt

    12/12/2020 8:37:14 AM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 43 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 12/11/20 | Karen Hardin
    I received a letter from a ministry partner last week who felt it was important that I accept the election as finished and Joe Biden as the next president. "My husband and I have prayed and feel at peace with the result. I believe it is proof of God's judgment over Donald Trump," she explained. My concern is that her comment is grounded in what is seen with the natural eye, not taking into account who God is, what He requires and what He has done in the past. Proverbs 25:26 (ESV) says, "Like a muddied spring or a polluted...
  • Let Go Of The Anger (Romans 12:18-21)

    12/08/2020 10:24:53 AM PST · by OneVike · 13 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 12/8/20 | Chuck Ness
    by Chuck Ness Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Paul tells us to; Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speakingbe put away from you, with all malice. Ephesians 4:31 Anger and rage do more harm to those those who practice it, than it does to the person the anger is targeted at. How many times have we witnessed someone so full of anger and rage that they end up doing something that only hurts themselves. How many times has...
  • You Will Be Hated By All For My Name's Sake

    12/06/2020 1:17:09 PM PST · by OneVike · 35 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 12/5/20 | Chuck Ness
    “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake" Mark 13:13This is what Jesus said would happen to those who follow Him. We have been in the midst of what is a Worldwide persecution of Christians. Many think America is immune, and for years we had it easy, but the time has come, and it is already here when even Christians are being persecuted for His names sake. For no tother reason than Satan's minions have the power, and like their father the devil, they hate everything about Christ Jesus."Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and...
  • Rand Paul on Natural Rights: Your Rights Come from God, not Government

    Our rights aren’t some vague, occasionally important idea that the government grants us. Instead, they are a definite concept granted by God. When he created us, he endowed us with the rights of life, liberty, property, and, if understood properly, the right to happiness. Happiness in that context means the ability to go out and pursue your dreams to build something and seek fulfillment. For that reason, gun rights are human rights. So are free speech rights, even on college campuses. So is your right to go build something without government interference, and then pass it on to your family...