Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
– Sun Tzu
A problem with a lot of so called re-born Christians is that they do think they do not have to do anything any more to please God because they are saved for ever. They do not worry to sin, because they trust in that eternal salvation (according to them).
Today, many who call themselves Christian are not really followers of Christ, because they do not follow the teachings of Christ Jesus and they do not take up the task of preaching which Jesus asked his followers to do, going into the world telling the Good News.
Those so called reborn Christians are not exactly in a reborn body or are not a reborn soul. This would demand a transfiguration of their personality and the majority prefers to stay the same as they were before, keeping doing the same traditions, celebrating the same pagan holidays and doing the same pagan activities.
Of many of them it can not be said that they have taken a merciful approach to dealing with those around them who think differently. They also do not work against the enemies of the soul because they are convinced that there are no works of faith. Though they forget the essence of the parables of Christ and the warnings of the rabbi and his disciples, like the saying of the apostle James who clearly tells us that faith without works is death.
When we look at the behaviour of many Christians we cannot see any difference between a believer in Christ and in an atheist. Sometimes we see that the atheist behaves more accepting to people with other ideas than the Christian. We often see atheist who are less aggressive to others than those who call themselves Christian. We also get more aggressive talks and bad names calling from so called Christians than from atheists. Therefore no wonder when we look at the world today we can hardly make any distinction between those who are supposed to be born again and those who are dead in their sin.
Not many today are interested in putting the carnal man to death. There are even Christians who do believe they never had a carnal man in them, because they believe they never were born from a carnal birth.
Today the carnal man willing to be merciful to carnal living and preferring to compromise with the enemies of the soul rather than to destroy any connection with them makes that the filth continues to spread and children of those people do not get the right good examples of Christian living and the Jesus like attitude.
Nothing has changed much over the centuries. Today we still see the double minded, trying to serve the flesh and live spiritual at the same time.
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- Outflow of foundational relationship based on acceptance of Jesus
- A race not to swift, nor a battle to the strong
- Brothers and sisters (minkyweasel.com)
I became a Christian, born again of The Spirit of God or as many say a ‘born again Christian‘. Whatever terminology is used I became a believer and began to understand what it meant to be a Christian. The message was quite simple, is quite simple…..We are all sinners, helpless to pay the price for those sins and we need a Saviour, someone who would pay the price for us and thereby set us free. That Saviour is Jesus. We need to repent of our sins and accept Jesus as Saviour so that we can be saved from eternal punishment.
- What part of John 6 (supertradmum-etheldredasplace.blogspot.com)
do non-Catholics, non-Christians not understand? And, why?
- Christianity Without Christ (mymorningmeditations.com)
I’ve known some Jewish people who went to our local Reform/Conservative synagogue, not because they were religious in the slightest, but to connect with Jewish community. Boise, Idaho doesn’t have a large Jewish population. Heck, there are barely 1,500 Jews in the entire state of Idaho. There just aren’t many places to experience Jewish community that aren’t synagogue related. So it makes a sort of sense that even secular Jews would be seen entering a synagogue on Friday evenings.
- With the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (1956msbess.wordpress.com)
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
- An Easter Message for the Pro-Choice Scoffers, and Others who are Willfully Ignorant (protesttheleft.blogspot.com)
Time as we know it is coming to a close, and the wrath of God against the ungodly is fueled by His anger against you, and His judgement is already hanging over your heads, awaiting the proper time to unleash it’s vengeance upon you. You are standing on the edge of your own doom and don’t recognize it.
(ed.note: the writer talks about fools who would not see who Jesus is but we do have the impression he himself is not seeing who Jesus actually is and what he rally has done. He writes ” and investigate the facts to see if Jesus was indeed God as he said he was,” but jesus never said such a thing and never claimed to be God.)
- we are God’s accomplishment (derekmaul.wordpress.com)
You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith. This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. It’s not something you did that you can be proud of. Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things.
- Jesus death was a glorious victory at the cross (vineandbranchworldministries.com)
If people do these things to a live, green tree, can you imagine what they’ll do with deadwood?
- Witness for JESUS (news.sosevents.org)
Many Christians do not witness. Fear is probably the biggest reason they do not tell others. SOS Events simple method the “3 Things God CanNot Do” helps to take away fear and excuses. SOS has tools, training, tracts and tactics to help anyone become a witness for Christ.
- See Other with God’s Eyes (heartfixxer.wordpress.com)
Christ gave his life so that we could have the opportunity for salvation, every human on Earth has this free gift available to them. It is no small act to take every sin ever committed upon your shoulders, to be separated form God for a time, when you’ve lived a sinless life.
- Reflective Moment ‘Zechariah’s Song’ (mylordmyfriend.com)
A song of Salvation should be on all our hearts. Preparing the way for others to come to be apart of our lives. How will anybody hear unless we make ourselves willing, to be filled by The Holy Spirit, and used as a vessel, to share the good news of Salvation, with whoever we come across.
“And when the Lord your God delivers them over to you, you shall conquer them and utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them nor show mercy to them.”
These are the instructions given to the children of Israel right before going in to possess the promise land. Take a minute and get a feel for the uncompromising mindset that Yahweh commanded them to have as they went in to possess the land. Make no deals, show no mercy, and utterly destroy.
Joshua, Moses successor, was a foreshadow of our Christ. Jesus Christ and Joshua actually were called by the same name in Hebrew, Yeshua. Understand that Yeshua leading the children of Israel into the promised land of their inheritance is a direct correlation to Yoshua, the Christ, leading the redeemed church through the salvation of the soul. The children of Israel fought Hittites, Jebusites, Amorites…
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At the European continent there are several descendants from saved Jews who either were brought up in another country and in an other religion by their war- or foster families, or could keep their faith but lost the knowledge of Hebrew. We also may find Jews who have found that Jeshua is the long awaited Messiah and are looking for a gathering of like-minded believers.
Being myself also a reflection of time and surroundings I introduce here my aims and hopes and give an idea which bible translations I shall be using and which track I would like to be following.
A call for Jews was made to hide signs of their faith following the assault of Adam Armush, a 21-year-old Israeli Arab who was violently attacked by a 19-year-old Muslim refugee in Berlin capital Tuesday the 17th of April. On Wednesday the 25th of April Germans showed their solidarity with Jews in a “Kippa Mars”. The ‘kippa march’ given as a sign Europeans do not want to see anti-semitism or any form of racism.
With the ban on kosher or halal slaughtering and with the ban of circumcision several politicians in Europe want to have certain religious people to leave these regions, but the real lovers of God do know that the Elohim has provided enough substances to survive and live healthy with vegetables and as such can live in a kosher and healthy way as veggie.
At the origin of man the Divine Creator provided a world full of plants useful as food. Man was not so happy with it and wanted more variation and meat. God allowed such things but warned them about the good and bad meat or fish. God also gave man mitzvoth so that they could measure their wrong goings and should have a guide for their life. In his effort to play for God man has tried to muddle with genes and to create new hybrids. The understanding on genes and genomes, and ways to manipulate them has given many scientists extreme ideas, tending to distort and exaggerate the results or waving away the possible dangers for the next generations of plants and animals. Different kinds of risks, real benefits, aims and control systems are complicated and genuine discussion between people with different backgrounds is essential and should have to think very cautiously, wondering if we are not going to far. Not only genetic manipulation but also transporting food all over the world and producing it on industrial level should worry us and should make us to take the proper choice to protect the environment. Let us not forget that the Elohim wants us to be healthy – inside and out, living in a healthy clean environment always to know that a person is that what he eats.
During the years of Nazism several Jewish children found themselves placed by goyim and several of them got a Catholic education and formation. Years later several of them, their children and/or grandchildren wanted to find their Jewish identity again, others lost faith in God and religion, whilst others went looking for Scriptural Truth. Her we want to offer a place for those searching for Biblical Truth and the possibility to be a Jew as well as a Christian, being part of the People of Israel and a member of the Body of Christ.
From the 1930ies there was a feeling it would be better to bring Jewish children away from the European mainland into safety against the upcoming anti-Semitism. Those children came mostly in a non-Jewish environment and some were even submerged in an other religion. Many years later they, their children or grandchildren wanted to find their Jewish connection again and would love to worship the Only One true God again. for that reason many look for becoming to be recognised a as Jew again, though these days they see the danger again of the uprising anti-Semitism, which makes them afraid to come into the open with their faith.
Originally posted on “He shall be called a Nazarene.” Matthew 2:23:
? In the New Testament you will NOT find that salvation is about ”accepting” Jesus. NOWHERE in the New Testament you are called to accept Jesus into your heart. In the New Testament you will NOT find anything like ”sinner`s prayer”. NOWHERE in the New…
In de plaats van ‘Chesed’ te gebruiken ging de apostel Paulus een ander woord gebruiken, dat oorspronkelijk de gunst van de keizer aan zijn soldaten tot uitdrukking bracht: ‘charis’.
Velen zijn verward over de betekenis van de woorden liefde, barmhartigheid en genade in relatie tot het evangelie en tot God. We hebben de neiging om te denken dat ze allemaal hetzelfde fundamentele ding bedoelen; maar liefde leidt tot onze acceptatie door God, genade leidt tot onze vergeving door God, en genade leidt tot een levensveranderende ervaring door God.
Vandaag kijken wij naar het woord ‘Charis’ dat in het klassiek Grieks een brede toepassing krijgt daar het woord geassocieerd werd met ‘Goddelijke liefde en bescherming aan de mensheid door God’ en in sommige Bijbelvertalingen (zoals de King James) 156 keer in 147 verzen vertaald wordt met het woord ‘genade’ (131 keer in 122 verzen in de NIV).
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Meerdere Joden en Messiaansen hebben dezer dagen verkozen om zich op de achtergrond te houden om geen slachtoffer te worden van de aangroeiende Jodenhaat.
We believe that the truly special thing about Pesach is how it manages to be both traditional — we read the same story that our ancestors have been reciting for millennia — and personal, with each of us making the Seder our own by incorporating our own interpretations and interests into the timeless tale of […]
Wij geloven dat het echt speciale aan Pesach is hoe het erin slaagt om zowel traditioneel te zijn – we lezen hetzelfde verhaal dat onze voorouders al millennia reciteren – als persoonlijk, waarbij ieder van ons de Seder de onze maakt door onze eigen interpretaties en belangen op te nemen in het tijdloze verhaal van de […]
In Antwerpen zal er eindelijk werk moeten gemaakt worden voor een herdenkingsmonument (of “Namenmonument”) zoals dit reeds enkele jaren wordt gepland als waardige antwoord op de stolpersteine en het uitblijven van een waardige herinnering voor de vele holocaust slachtoffers.
We keken of er een hoger wezen was dat alles maakte of alles liet ontstaan. Toen we er toe kwamen om te zien dat er een stem in de duisternis was die klonk, konden we ons afvragen waar die stem vandaan kwam. Uit teksten of woorden gegeven door diezelfde stem die in de leegte klonk, […]
We looked if there was a Higher Being Which made everything or let everything come into being. When we came to see that there was A Voice in the darkness that sounded we may wonder where that Voice came from. From texts or Words given by that same Voice that sounded in the void, we […]
Lots of people, in particular English speaking people, do forget that in several languages “Allah” is the word being used for The God as well as for other gods or a god. Sometimes it seems that English speakers want everyone using the English names and tittles like they use them. Originally being an Arabic word […]
Veel mensen, met name de Engels sprekenden, vergeten dat er in verschillende talen “Allah” als woord gebruikt wordt voor Dé God, alsook voor andere goden of een god aan te duiden. Soms lijkt het wel of Engelstaligen willen dat iedereen de Engelse tittels en namen gebruikt. Oorspronkelijk een Arabisch woord zijnde dat werd overgenomen in […]
The Divine Creator Allah the Exalted in might provides information about the total encompassing nature of His divine decree and pre-ordainment, “No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves” and this is comprehensive of the encompassing nature of the calamities which afflict creation, whether of good or evil, that all of them are written […]
1 April 2018 Deel 3: My verassing ~ The Remnants of an Ancient Civilization Foshan word beskryf as an ancient civilization, in hierdie gedeelte van die stad is van die ou geboue gerestoureer en sommige van die oorspronklike mure vorm deel van die struktuur. Dit is beyond beautiful! Ek het al só baie oor […]
1 April 2018 Deel 2: The Chinese Lion Dance Gymnasts perform lion dances in which two or more performers dress up like a big lion. The Chinese believe that lions are full of power and grandeur. They are supposed to be auspicious animals which can bring good luck. Stone carved lions are used […]
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