Friday, April 17, 2015
If you read Philippians chapter 1, you will see that Paul rejoiced even though Christ was preached from the mouth of a hypocrite. This is because the quality is in the seed, not in the sower. This gives great consolation to those of us who lack what is commonly called “ability.”
Thursday, April 16, 2015
“And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear” (Philippians 1:14).
The Church should never dread persecution, as it can work for rather than against the furtherance of the gospel. The winds of persecution only spread the flames of the gospel.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Do you ever think about how many faces there are upon the earth? As you line up in a store, do you sometimes feel like a tiny grain of sand in the massive desert? Then lift your head and look to the heavens—God Almighty is your Maker. Like a giant heavenly zoom lens, He focused in on you from eternity. He foreknew every sinew of your fearfully and wonderfully made body. He is the lover of your soul. He breathed life into your human frame, and is at work in you to will and do of His good pleasure.
His good pleasure is to conform you to the image of His Son. Never let discouragement fall upon your mind, for God will complete the good work He has begun in you. He picked you out of the ranks of the masses, called you by His Grace, justified you through faith, and glorified you in Christ.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Recently an Oklahoma woman who was grocery shopping noticed that someone had stolen her wallet. She spotted the thief in a crowded aisle and said to him, “I think you have something of mine. I'm gonna give you a choice: You can give me my wallet and I'll forgive you right now, and I'll even take you to the front and pay for your groceries." The mother of four added, "He reached into his hoodie pocket and gave me my wallet. He started crying when we walked up to the front. He said he was sorry about 20 times by the time we went from the pickle aisle to the front. He told me he was desperate." She reportedly wound up spending $27 on groceries for the man, including milk, bread, bologna, crackers, soup and cheese. “The last thing he said was, 'I'll never forget tonight. I'm broke, I have kids, I'm embarrassed and I'm sorry,'” she reportedly recalled. "Some people are critical because I didn't turn him in, but sometimes all you need is a second chance."
According to Yahoo News, “This generosity and desire to help others is a major part of Jessica's life. Though she's a full-time college student, United Way employee, wife and mother of four, she still finds time to work with the Christian Outreach in her community and spends up to 12 hours per week volunteering.”
While bitter atheists continually try to paint Christians as hate-mongers, love and kindness is the spirit of true Christianity.
Monday, April 13, 2015
If there was one chance in a million that “Jesus Christ has abolished death and brought light and immortality to life through the gospel,” you owe it to your good sense to at least soften your heart and check it out. Too many have thrown that baby out with the bathwater. If that’s you, try again, and this time do it properly.
See www.needGod.com for details.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Do you have anyone you love? Your wife, kids, siblings? Then don’t let death take them from you forever. Repent, trust in Jesus and then share the gospel with them. Or could it be that you love your sins more than you love them?
Thursday, April 9, 2015
“I was a good person as a Christian. Now that I'm Atheist, I'm still a good person. Religious beliefs don't make a person bad.”
It’s clear that you had no knowledge of God’s holiness and in the light of that, your own sinfulness. You were in the dark about your own moral standing before your morally perfect Creator. I was the same before I looked at the Ten Commandments in depth. Without that knowledge there is no way any of us can become a Christian, and so you had a false conversion. But you are not alone. This site is a graveyard of false converts who heard a false gospel that doesn’t open up the moral Law and preach repentance and faith alone in Jesus. God was instead painted as a divine butler, and when He didn't come running at the click of their fingers, they became disillusioned. Please, take a few moments to check out www.needGod.com. It will show you what was is missing in what you heard and why you are in great danger.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
"Ray and his followers see it [using God’s Name in vain] as blasphemy, whilst the rest of us just say it out of habit. To us it is just another saying." Christina Kent
Taking it “in vain” means that you count His holy name as worthless. It means nothing to you. It’s just another cuss word that rolls off your tongue when your grubby heart wants to express disgust. The Third Commandment says, “The Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain.”
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Recently a south Florida mother, Jessica Robles, was stopped by police as she walked out of a grocery store pushing a cart filled with $300 worth of food. Unfortunately, she had not paid for it. When she told a police officer that her children were hungry, she was charged with a misdemeanor and given a notice to appear in court. The officer then went above and beyond her call of duty by buying Robles $100 worth of groceries for her and her three hungry children.
Such kindness reminds the Christian of how incredibly merciful and kind God is for guilty sinners. Each of us is guilty of violating His Law, and yet He became a human being and completely paid our fine, on the cross. He then rose from the dead, defeating the power of the grave, and will grant all who repent and trust in Jesus eternal life, and on top of that He promised to supply all our needs in this life. Check www.needGod.com if you are interested in escaping death and Hell.
Monday, April 6, 2015
"I like to read posts by Christians and remember how lucky I am to have escaped religion and that I can think for myself now." John Botha
That's why we are glad you and other atheists are here. We want you to think for yourself and not have deluded God-haters shape your worldview.
“Religion” can't help a soul. It is just a works-righteous attempt to try and bribe God. Eternal life is a free gift of the Creator (see Romans 6:23). Take a few moments to check out www.needGod.com and think for yourself—“Which is better, life or death, Heaven or Hell?”