Christian (Christianos) – Strongs 5546 – means a follower of Christ
….The word Christian is very simple, but comes with a tall order. When we say we are a Christian the unbeliever immediately begins to judge God. They look for evidence in your faith to see the God you say you serve. But many people who call themselves Christian live a life that does not reflect the teachings of Christ. So why do so many people call themselves a Christian when they do not represent Christ?
That is a good question. My question would be, are you one who goes around professing to be a Christian but your life does not reflect Christ? Why is this so IMPORTANT and Why should you care about this…. more
Why So Many Christians Are Unhappy
God wants His children to be happy, because as a child of God through Christ we are to enjoy life, and our life is to be full. In John 10:10 …… I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 tells us that we are to enjoy life, however there is another part to this scripture…. more
What causes a Christian to be set apart
The mystery is what causes a Christian to be set apart! Mystery means – hidden, secret Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. 14 As many were astonished at you – his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind… more
I know so many people who profess to be a Christian yet their life does not produce fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).
I constantly pray for discernment, wisdom and insight! I ask the Lord to examine my heart and actions and if anything is coming between me to you then Holy Spirit CONVICT me! My life depends on it for I do not want to spend eternity in hell and I want to be with JESUS.
2 Corinthians 13:5 HCSB Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you yourselves not recognize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless you fail the test.
How a confused, defensive social media giant steered itself into a disaster, and how Mark Zuckerberg is trying to fix it all.
ONE DAY IN late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His message pertained to some walls at the company’s Menlo Park headquarters where staffers are encouraged to scribble notes and signatures. On at least a couple of occasions, someone had crossed out the words “Black Lives Matter” and replaced them with “All Lives Matter.” Zuckerberg wanted whoever was responsible to cut it out.
“ ‘Black Lives Matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t,” he wrote. “We’ve never had rules around what people can write on our walls,” the memo went on. But “crossing out something means silencing speech, or that one person’s speech is more important than another’s.” The defacement, he said, was being investigated.
All around the country at about this time, debates about race and politics were becoming increasingly raw. Donald Trump had just won the South Carolina primary, lashed out at the Pope over immigration, and earned the enthusiastic support of David Duke. Hillary Clinton had just defeated Bernie Sanders in Nevada, only to have an activist from Black Lives Matter interrupt a speech of hers to protest racially charged statements she’d made two decades before. And on Facebook, a popular group called Blacktivist was gaining traction by blasting out messages like “American economy and power were built on forced migration and torture.”… more
Jesus distinguished His true followers from the rest of the world with this simple statement: “My sheep hear My voice” (John 10:27). So how do you know you’re hearing from Him? How can you be sure?
There’s no shortage of people today who claim to hear all sorts of things from God. For some, God gives them clear impressions on what they need to do. Others gain personal reassurance after hearing a divine voice. There are even those who claim to receive specific information from God about other people and their futures.
It has been said that time and truth go hand in hand. And time has invariably revealed that many who claim to hear from God are clearly mistaken. The God of truth is incapable of communicating an erroneous message. We need a means of hearing from God that doesn’t leave us vulnerable to our own subjective impressions…. more
Bible – Written word of God | Jesus – Living word of God
In Exodus 3:13, Moses ask God, what name should I tell the people of Israel when they ask “Who sent you to us.” God says to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”
H.E. Gowan, Studies in the Sacred Name;
“Perhaps the vast possibilities implied can be more fully grasp if we give the verb – as is now done by most scholars – a future since: I WILL BE THAT I WILL BE.
Herbert Lockyer, All the Messianic Prophecies (pg 40)
“In our pre-existent, pre-eminent Lord, we have the promise of strength, counsel, protection, provision, guidance, and thousand other possessions.”
God Declared I AM & Jesus Declared
John 7:29 – AMP I know Him Myself because I am from Him [I came from His very presence] and it was He [personally] who sent Me.”
John 16:28 NASB I came from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
John 17:24 NASB Father, I desire those You have given Me to be with Me where I am. Then they will see My glory, which You have given Me because You loved Me before the world’s foundation.… more
Exodus 3:13 ESV Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.'”
The Old Testament prophets, inspired by the Holy Spirit, told of a coming Messiah. Jesus the Messiah came and He described Himself in many ways including, I AM.
God called Moses to Egypt to set the Israelites free from being under the bondage of Pharaoh. Moses ask God, who do I tell the people sent me. God calls Himself, “I am who I am,…I AM has sent you.”
God describes Himself, I AM That I AM…. read more
Looking back, I think that Facebook decided that they had to do something about me after I wrote the article on Mark Zuckerberg’s tight relationship with SNOPES. That really hit a nerve, and since then my experience on FB has been quite stormy.
They began by banning me from sharing in any FB groups for a week or more. After my sentence was served, I would share only one time and immediately would get a warning that I somehow “Used sharing in an inappropriate way – even if I didn’t mean to.” It would then say “You may not share for 11 hours.”
A few days ago, FB friends were telling me that my comments on their pages were being flagged as “Spam.” I had never seen such a thing on FB – nor had my friends. That is when I realized that when I would attempt to just visit one of the many Christian groups to which I belonged, all I would see was a white page with no comments, with circles going round and round…. read more
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John 18:37 ESV 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”
“Pontius Pilat was the Roman governor of Judea from A.D. 26-36, serving under Emperor Tiberius.” (gotquestions.org)
In the bible Pontius Pilat is the one who dealt with the religious leaders of the Jews concerning their insistence that Jesus be killed by crucifixion. He was involved in the trials, beatings, and finally giving way to the people by sending Jesus to His death.
That was thousands of years ago and yet the same question is ask today, what is truth?
The worldly and God define truth differently. The world defines truth as:
1. Something is true when it agrees with my or societies reality
2. Something is true if I think or feel it is true
3. Something is true when it can not be changed by my feelings or thoughts
The world which defines truth as relative, is only relative to each individual. In other words people define truth compared to their definition of lie, truth, and what they accept…. read more
By Hal Lindsey
People love to add their own thoughts to the end of viral emails. Those thoughts can undermine the message of the original writer. One such email started going around several years ago — at least as far back as 2007. In addition to its life as an email, it has been featured in several devotional books and websites.
Somewhere along the way, someone tacked on the phrase, “That’s the whole Gospel message, simply stated.” One book, written by a Baptist minister, concluded with a slight variation — “That is the whole Gospel Message, simply told.”
It’s the story of an old man whose good attitude causes a young thug to change his ways. It’s inspirational. But many of the people putting it on their websites, in their books, and in their emails, include the line saying it is the “whole Gospel message, simply stated.”
That’s quite an astounding claim for a story that never mentions Jesus, never speaks of God, and doesn’t mention the cross. I have no problem with inspirational stories. But when someone calls it “the whole Gospel Message, simply told,” it concerns me deeply….. read more