Religious Leaders Are a Key to Peace in Pakistan
Despite of the all disappointments and frustrations, there is still a ray of hope for the people of Pakistan, i.e. religious leaders of different faiths – particularly of Islam – and their respective denominations / schools of thought. They, if have a deep commitment to peace, with base upon their faith commitments, can serve as people who can build a non-violent and peaceful society.The New Creation Christian Life, Have You Been Missing On This
Many Christians are facing difficulties understanding the ”New Life” God has given to ”us” through his son Jesus Christ. The Bible says in John 3:16-17 ”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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” From this scripture, we can draw two very important aspects about God; his love and purpose for mankind.Who Does The US Conference of Catholic Bishops Really Represent?
This article takes a look at whether the USCCB represents American Catholics or merely the head of a foreign state. It questions whether as currently organized it should be allowed to lobby lawmakers at any level of US Government and maintain the tax exempt status of the Catholic Church.God Will Cause People To Show Us Favor
Favor from a biblical standpoint is royalty, this is what the Lord revealed to me a couple of months ago when I was in the hospital. The staff there was extra nice to me including the doctors. I was in the hospital for six days and the Lord used those six days to show me what favor really is for Christians.Naked Mystics, Biblical Nudity and Pornographic Addiction
Various people in the past, including religious groups, accepted nudity in daily life without having the pornographic addictions of the present. Three of the most significant events in biblical history involve nudity (creation, Christ on the cross and the battle of Armageddon). The article argues that the Armageddon nudity is spiritual nudity in which pious pretensions are stripped away on a grand scale.Why the Perpetual ‘God Is Love’ Message Can Lead to Despair
Preaching only that God is love without revealing that God is also just is drawing an inaccurate portrait of God. There is a reason why the residents of heaven find no sorrow in the existence of hell.Having Nothing Yet Possessing All Things
Possession is the key idea in life. What we possess makes us who we are; what possesses us, also. Possessions can be all sorts of things; material and immaterial. Having comparatively nothing is a great thing in the kingdom of God. Less is more because Satan has less to deceive us with. When Christ is first, and all else is second, and that order is maintained, we already have everything.Ethics and the Language of Love – Including Same-Sex Marriage
We are but one undisciplined moment from vilification: to make vicious and defamatory statements. We need God because we need reminding that life is about love. No matter where the pendulum swings on ethical issues, like same-sex marriage, we should guard against vilifying those with opposing views. We should, instead, lace our language with love.3 Pillars of Early Proverbs
If we would seek God’s favour we would endeavour to understand the meaning of life. This is what Proverbs teaches. In this holy and ancient book we learn not only how to live life but the meaning for life itself.Together, In Ministry
Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry together, we do not lose heart. (~2 Corinthians 4:1) It is only together, working in unison, that, as a church, we please God.Do Not Cast Away Your Hope
It is a sad thing to lose your hope because if you do, there will be a void inside of you that will never be filled. Yes you can survive without hope but you will always feel like there is something missing and something will be missing, your hope.Biblical Contradictions – He IS the Light
Not too long ago, I had a short discussion with someone I know who is an atheist. It involved contradictions in the bible. Quite honestly, I have never been confronted with, “the bible contradicts itself.” As I talked to others about it, I found it is a common argument against the Word of God. This series analyzes some of these contradictions.