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This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24 (KJV)

Hate – Fluff & The Bible

May
26

Life is like a chocolate cream filled Donut, if you cut it open in half, it can then be divided into two sides. Each side being what man considers to be right and wrong. However, it appears that there is still the cream to be dealt with. What is the cream? The cream is the truth, and the truth will forever abide.

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The Bible can be used for many things, comfort, peace, joy, relief. Something to help you cope with life or something to help you merely get by when things aren’t going the way you planned. You can use it to beat people down, or use it to raise them up. It can be used to fool people and it can be used to hurt people. Sometimes that hurt can be intentional, other times it isn’t completely intentional or it may not even be intentional at all. The Bible can make people cry tears of pain or laugh, laughs of mockery. Or it can make them cry tears of joy and sorrow for Christ’s death and laugh laughs of bubbling joy that only comes from the Spirit of God.

The Bible can be dangerous to the soul when interpreted the wrong way or it can be wondrous to the soul when spoken in it’s full truth. It can either be used to hate everything and everyone to hell, or love everything and everyone to hell. Or it can be used to love people with true love, with truth and boldness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ultimately, the choice is left up entirely to us. Whether we decide to make the right one is another story. Let us not forget, the side of truth will always reign most high above all else. So let us stand for truth, let us teach truth and let us defend TRUTH.

There Is An Equal Balance –

I am constantly telling everyone I know that there IS an equal balance to the scriptures. You see, most Christian’s today either want to be so strict that they almost choke themselves off from God and others with rules, or they are so filled with a wishy washy lovey dubby love that they fall into the trap of using ‘grace’ as an excuse to sin. And neither of those are good ways to lead a walk with God, The Almighty. I see so much HATE today, whether it’s angry Christian’s or angry gay’s or angry atheists it does not make no difference. Hate is hate. If the Christian’s hold up a sign saying that “God Hates Gay People” then the atheists and gays are most likely to retaliate with an even bigger sign saying that “God Hate’s Signs” or “F*** this guy.”

But don’t get me wrong, the tables can turn and the events can go both ways. Gays and atheists can hold up their signs of hate to Christian’s and Christian’s have been known to retaliate right back in the same hateful ways, which in turn continues to feed into a never ending cycle of ‘fueling fire with fire.’ When will it end? Is it at all possible that we could BOTH just once stop trying to solve our problems with HATE and instead in turn try and actually LISTEN to one another? Will we agree? Probably not, but what is the point of hating? Where is that getting us? But let us not confuse HATE with TRUTH or strong held beliefs.

The Bible Speaks Truth –

As a Christian, I believe every single word of the bible. I will admit that there are many things I have yet to understand and many more things that I may never understand in this life, however. That is just fine. You know why? Not once in the scripture did Christ tell me that I MUST understand everything, rather he said this.

Scripture Verse:

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. – Mark 16:31 KJV

(I got that from one of Rev. Billy Graham’s old sermons.) A very smart and anointed man he is, and his son is stepping into his line of work just fine. Many times he is criticized for spewing ‘hate’ when in reality all he is doing is professing his faith, now what exactly is it any good to the world for a ‘Christian’ to not believe what he says he believes? Or even better, for a ‘Christian’ not to actually go out and ‘PRACTICE’ what he preaches. I mean, isn’t this the cause of us getting so harshly judged for by the left, is us not being ‘Christian’ enough? Yet, for whatever reason. When we actually DO show our faith, the liberal media and angry atheist’s just go into a wild frenzy making accusations of us ‘spewing hate’.

Scripture Verse:

Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? – Galatians 4:16 KJV

Well, I guess I am. And I would much rather be the enemy of MAN than be the enemy of an all powerful, all knowing and all seeing Almighty God. There are those among us in the church world today that do not believe we should call out sin in the church or in the world when we see it. They tell us that is not biblical, it’s judgmental. “You can’t judge other people’s convictions. We have ALL sinned and all have fallen short.” Yes, yes we have. However, we are meant to be free now. I have no problem with people falling in their walk with Christ ‘occasionally’ (meaning rarely) we are all prone to that, it is our human nature. However, our human nature is NO excuse to continue on in a willful sin. Just as Grace is no excuse either.

In Conclusion:

The lesson to be learned is this, be very wise in how you use your bible. Because there is only one right way to use it, but many wrong ways. And it can be so easy to use his word as an excuse and even easier to use it to hurt people. Using it as an excuse to sin is just as bad or worse than those who use it to torment people and crucify others and judge them in an unrighteous fashion. What may seem right can many times be wrong and what may seem wrong can be wrong.

However, there is indeed an equal balance to the scripture. We must not love or beat others to hell, and we cannot speak so softly that our words are misunderstood or so loudly that we scare everyone away. Rather we need to present his word and his truth with utmost sincerity, utmost love and utmost dedication to the cause of holiness and truth. Because even though the bible can be used for many things, it’s one true purpose is to guide people, to teach people.

To lead them to the truth of salvation and holiness, to lead them to God. Christ. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post and until next time let me wish you a blessed day.

SHALOM –

I’m A Christian…

Oct
11

Hi, I am a Christian,

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I work at your local super markets, in the deli, in clothes departments, as a firefighter, as a police officer, as your sheriff, as your butcher, your post master, your mail carrier.  I eat breakfast, lunch&dinner just like anyone else, I go to town meetings, I catch colds, flu’s, have allergies, get a broken bone here and there and I fail many times. I put my clothes on just like you, I have 1 head, 1 body, 2 legs, 2 arms, 2 hands, 2 feet, 10 fingers, 10 toes, 2 ears, 2 eyes, 1 mouth, 1 tongue and I may speak many different languages.

I Don’t Always Look The Same:

I may come in many different races, and there are female versions of me as well. I go to sleep, I wake up. I cry, I laugh, I smile, I love, I get upset, angry, frustrated, aggravated and fail, many times. My bones can break, my feelings can get hurt or uplifted, I have emotions, I’m not an empty hunk of metal cyberman from doctor who, I’m a human being, created in the image of God just like you and everyone else in the world.

Whether you be Black, Mexican, Italian, Jewish, German, French or white, when your flesh is ripped open blood will likely spill out and the color will be red for each race. I like watching movies, crocheting, cooking, acting, writing, playing, racing, hunting, fishing, entertaining, traveling, adventuring, exploring and much more.

I’m a Christian, and I may be your next door neighbor, your cousin, your mom, your dad, your aunt, your uncle, your brother, your sister or just your friend. You may know me a lot or you may know me a little, you may love me or hate me, either way I love you.

I wish to serve God with everything in me, and I wish you would understand, I am a Christian.

I love Jesus Christ, I believe he is the way, the truth and the life.  The ONLY way. And I wish you would just understand. If I never share my faith with you, (in love, with truth) then I do not believe what I say I believe, and if I don’t believe what I say I believe then I am living a lie. But if I do share my faith with you, please understand it is only because I love you.

And I believe with all my heart Jesus is the only way, and without him no one can be saved.

I hate how evil this world has become, and what I hate the most is how sweet so many people are, but they are lost. Blinded..

Jesus Christ is the great shepherd and when he died that day on crucifixion he left the 99 to go looking for the lost one, and that lost one is you. If you were the only person to ever accept Jesus or ever be alive, he died for YOU. Because he loves you.

I’m Not Perfect – Just Forgiven:

I do not claim to be sinless, scripture says we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, but I claim to live a new life in Christ Jesus where I strive to be more like him after having turned from my sinful ways to go and sin no more.  Sure I will fail, I’ll make mistakes, I am just human, no one is perfect until we meet with Jesus.

But I do my best to be my best representation of him. If I seem hypocritical at times please forgive me I can be better, and if I seem hateful at times, further examine me and my life before you stereotype me with the real hateful so called Christians.. Because we aren’t all the same…

But you must understand if we didn’t stand for what we believe in then we wouldn’t believe what we say we do. Me, I am a Christian, and I believe what I say I believe. I believe Jesus Christ is the one true God and father of all.. I believe he is the only way to heaven.. And I believe in love.

I am a Christian, you can think of me what you wish, nevertheless, I still love you, because God loves you. The truth of the Gospel is to save us from slavery to sin… And if we are never truly saved from that, then in sin we will die and when we die in sin we die for good.  But as a Christian, Christ washes away our sins with his blood, so we shall live for eternity, in heaven.That is the power of the Gospel…

I am a Christian, I am not always liked, I’m so misunderstood in today’s world,  but that is just fine, Jesus walked in this world once too and just like me, he was misunderstood as well…  I am a Christian, I see it a blessing to be counted worthy enough to suffer for his name.

I am a Christian, you may already know me, if you do, I hope you know me as love. Because that is one of my greatest passions, love… Love of God, family, friends.
And love of you. Whoever you are.

“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 K.J.V.

All my love be with you.

Yours truly,
The Christian

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