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Crossroads. Two.

Living in the power of the Resurrection?

There are some people who believe or claim a faith in Jesus, but they fail to fathom the rising of Jesus the man from the grave?

This a serious flaw in the Christian faith, like that of denying that a loving God would send people to Hell! But without faith in the resurrection of Jesus, we cannot enter into the promised New Life!

All who witnessed Jesus rising from the dead where changed people, their faith was made full and they were empowered to press on believing, applying Jesus teaching and serving God!

John 11:24-24,  Acts 1:22,  4:33,  Romans 1:4,  6:5,  1 Corinthians 15:12-13,  Colossians 1:13, 1 Peter 1:23.

I Patrick a Sinner! One.

Many claims on Him?

We now know that there were several Patricks sent to Ireland to convert the pagans to Christianity, but this Patrick was different in that he did come on a mission but rather as he says a slave!

Today the many traditions each place their own claim on him in relation to nationality, but it was Patrick who said later in life, ‘We Irish!

Patrick was a British-Romano Christian and his times have nothing to do with the Britain that has been existence this last thousand years! His family perhaps felt no need to return to Italy and stayed on working their lands, but Celtic pirate raids started to become more and more widespread and eventually Patrick was captured!

He tells from his writings that he was a rebel and most youth are to their parents? But he had some faith and this came to play in his mind and heart, when faced with the west and cold conditions he was expected to work in!

His whole life from these two sets of writings reveal and ordinary man, struggling to cope with the conditions around him like so many of us today!

2 Corinthians 4:1-5,  5:1-2,  1 John 4:10-11,  19.

Secular Humanism. Part-Two.

European and Western Concept?

What is on offer today is a denial of the power of God in personal faith, justification of sin is nothing new but it is now encompassed in a new fairer terminology! Christians of all descriptions are being made out to be mad, if they refuse to accept these new ideals?

But we are warned that the love of people will grow cold in the last days, coldness to the toleration of others beliefs over that of their own! We are not talking here about religious sectarianism, but rather a new form of a religion dressed up as secular!

If we believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus and know that He died for our sins and has set us free from the curse of legalism, we are born-again and free from anything that would block us from the love of God! Our conduct must be truthful and honest as we work out our salvation in these last days!

Matthew 24:12,  2 Corinthians 4:1-2,  Ephesians 5:2,  Jude 1:23.

Secular Humanism. Part-One.

U.K. Attack on Religion?

There is currently a big debate about Muslim children wearing head scarves that is leading to advice to Head teachers to have them banned? But in the light of so much sexual exploitation of children, it perhaps would be wise to show a little modesty!

Sikh boys are permitted to wear their traditional head dress and there are many other religions including the Christian faith that are being attacked over wearing symbols or wanting to separate from education on sexual identity and even creationism?

Why cant children just be children and wear what is suitable and let them grow up and make those other decisions when they get to their teens!

Psalm 25:12,  Proverbs 1:29,  10:20,   John 15:16,   Acts 15:7,   Philippians 1:22.

The value of Prayer!

Three weeks of the flu and complications?

Sometimes we tend to consider that prayer is just something to be said in Church, one must say that one is thankful to those who prayed for me!

In November one got the flu and every time I looked down I wanted to vomit, the dizziness was another problem with orientation and now it has ben revealed that this years jab does not work!

God does hear the saints when they pray, in fact God hears all prayers and that makes Him unique against the many other religions and what they claim to believe!

1 Kings 8:45,  2 Chronicles 6:40,  Psalm 4:1,  Matthew 21:22,  Acts 6:4,   Philippians 4:6, James 5:15.

Evil Times?

We have been Warned!

Believers should realise by now that we are living in the last days, before the return of our Lord Jesus to take us home! The bible tells us that things are only going to get worse and that means more of everything that is bad?

But it also means that many believers will fall away into false teachings that oppose God, even the elected (Ministers, Priests, Vicars and Pastors) will too turn from the truth to follow things that displease the Lord!

Being selfish and lovers of themselves, indifferent and not having love of forgiveness but still appear as if they do?

2 Thessalonians 2:2-3,  John 14:27,  Matthew 7:15,  2 Peter 3:17.

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