Random Christian Thoughts

Lyfe

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I can believe that..I told some people my thoughts about things like the pre trib and osas..even about Adam and Eve and they looked at me like I was strange. This one man looked at me like I was the devil when I said I didn’t celebrate Christmas and thought it was wrong..
1Pet 4:3 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
1Pet 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:

Most who claim to be Christian are sensual having not the spirit. They need to be born again. The natural man receivith not the things of the spirit of God, because they are foolishness to him. God is far from his heart...
 






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1Pet 4:3 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
1Pet 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:

Most who claim to be Christian are sensual having not the spirit. They need to be born again. The natural man receivith not the things of the spirit of God, because they are foolishness to him. God is far from his heart...
Thanks for the scripture reference.
 






Lisa

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I think we all know why churches can’t open back up...tptb think all the Christians voted for trump.

John Roberts has abandoned his oath': Conservatives slam chief justice for siding with liberals in ruling upholding Nevada's 50-person cap on churches while hundreds pack casinos
  • Conservatives reacted with anger over the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling Saturday
  • Allows Nevada to restrict church services to a maximum of 50 people
  • But casinos and bars are allowed to operate at 50% of normal capacity
  • Roberts, a George W. Bush appointee, sided with liberals on the court
  • Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch issued a stinging one-paragraph dissent
 






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Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭
He has also set eternity in their heart​

Saw this the other day which reminded me of something I read awhile back that Bruce Willis said. I can’t remember the exact quote and can’t find it either but the gist of it was that no matter how old you get you really just feel 25. A Christian may feel that they feel young because of God but here’s a non Christian talking about how at his age he feels young.

God indeed set eternity in our hearts and one day we will know that eternal life! That never ending life with God.:)
 






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Trying to Live the Christian Life Without Having the Christian LIFE
A great many people make the mistake of trying to live the life before they receive the life. The hardest thing I know is to try to live the Christian life when you do not have it to live. There must be a Christian life first before you can exemplify and manifest it. To try to live a Christian life when you have never been born again is just as hopeless as for a chimpanzee to try and live a human life. I have seen some chimpanzees that could copy things people do in a remarkable way. At a zoo in Philadelphia, they once said to me, “Come along and see a couple of your ancestors.”

I went along; there were two trained chimpanzees who had learned to mimic human beings to a remarkable degree. They wore clothes, sat at a table, ate, and drank, and in a clumsy way handled a knife and fork. When they got all through, they settled back and put cigarettes in their mouths, and a keeper lit them, and they looked to me exactly like a lot of our own people do when smoking cigarettes. I never was in such difficulty in assuring myself that there is no truth in evolution. But although those chimps could do all those things, they did not know anything about real human life. They did not know anything of the principles controlling men and women. They were simply imitators. Many people imitate Christians and try to behave like them. They do not know anything of the power of the Christian life. They have never been born again.
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. (John 3:3)
Some people are seeking holiness of life when they need to be born again. They have joined the church; they have observed certain ordinances. They hear people talk of a deeper, more wonderful life, and they say, “That is what I want. I must go on and get into this richer, more blessed life.” They try and try, and never get anywhere, because they have never begun right. They did not get in by the wicket gate. You remember in Bunyan’s immortal allegory how Christian is going along a road, and a couple of fellows come jumping over the wall. “Who are you, and where do you come from,” he asked.

“We come from the town of Carnal Security,” they say to him. “We are going to the Celestial City.”
“Well, you didn’t get in where I did,” says Christian in surprise, “I got in at the wicket gate.”
“Oh, that is the old-fashioned way,” they reply, “we have a short cut over the wall. After we are over the wall, what difference does it make? You are in the way, and we are in the way, and we are all headed for the same place. You’ll see we will come out just as well as you.”
But they didn’t have the seal on their forehead. They had never been to the Cross; they did not have the robe of righteousness. You remember one fell over the cliff, and the other was lost in the forest. They never made their way to the Celestial City.
A lot of people get over the wall and not in by the wicket gate; never born again, they go striving for holiness, purity, and higher life, but it will be all in vain until they confess their sins in the presence of God and trust the Savior for themselves. They must give up all hope of righteousness in themselves, of being able to do anything to retrieve their condition, casting themselves wholly on Divine mercy. Then they are in the way and can grow in grace.
 






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I've moved this here inorder to respond to it from a different angle
As Bertrand Russell stated:

“Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible …

The Nazis were more scientific than the present rulers of Russia … If they had survived, they would probably have soon taken to scientific breeding. Any nation which adopts this practice will, within a generation, secure great military advantages.

The system, one may surmise, will be something like this: except possibly in the governing aristocracy, all but 5 per cent of males and 30 per cent of females will be sterilised.

The 30 per cent of females will be expected to spend the years from eighteen to forty in reproduction, in order to secure adequate cannon fodder. As a rule, artificial insemination will be preferred to the natural method …

Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.“
The ideology and/or philosophical beliefs of people like Bertrand Russell and fellow travelers perfectly demonstrates that God and His government are far superior to man. Despite God, as the Sovereign of the Universe, being accused of being evil because of the evil that exists in this world, no where does He come close to what Russell proposes here.

We have been given freewill, by which rebellion against the Creator becomes possible, and God can withdraw it in a heartbeat but He doesn’t and it also means that if He did, He’d be left with automatons/robots…creatures incapable of voluntarily loving Him. The beliefs of people like Russell show that man is often times incapable of handling the consequences of freewill and that the only way of dealing with that fear is by depriving his fellow man of this God-given gift. Unfortunately, in pursuing that goal, the pursuant so ends up destroying “himself” as that logical end is inherent to the concept of sin.

Maybe the Psalmist was cognizant of the depths of the human heart that when, after numbering the fighting men of Israel, prophet Gad approached him inorder to choose his punishment and David responded: let me fall into the hands of God rather than the hands of men. (2 Samuel 24:14)
 






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Song lyrics from "Through The Fire" - By: The Crabb Family

"He never promised that the cross would not get heavy and the hill would not be hard to climb. He never offered our victories without fighting but He said help would always come in time. Just remember when you're standing in the valley of decision and the adversary says 'Give in.', just hold on. Our Lord will show up and He will take you through the fire again."

 






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