Archive for the ‘fear’ Category

Arrogance?

Another year of banging the Drums!

Arrogance is a terrible sin and we can all be accused of practicing it, but when it becomes something of a historical excuse and a trap to change as it has with N-Ireland and Orangeism in light of the sad death of a young woman trying to make a career in journalism and political parties refusing to meet out of past bitterness we are in a serious situation!

This is a problem world-wide, but great opportunities are being missed to press on with the peace, now that Brexit has become more of a threat than it seems over the reestablishment of the border that no one wants, and London does not care about neither the U.S. President Trump who makes it up as he goes along?

1 Samuel 15:23,   Job 35:12,   Psalm 75:5,   94:4,   Mark 7:22,   2 Corinthians 12:20,   1 John 2:16.

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Slaves to Sin!

Slaves to Righteousness?

Since we have repented and come to faith in Jesus, we are no longer living in the world by its standards but we have been set free to live in the righteousness of God?

Many believers today are turning away from the truth of everything, because they want to be themselves, they want God in their pocket!

But that is not how it works, we have been bought with the precious blood of Jesus and we must obey God, letting go of everything that would hold us back from being followers?

This is why we have a comforter, the Spirit of God who leads and helps us, when we cannot do it alone, or are struggling!

John 3:3,   14-18,   Acts 2:3-4,   Romans 3:22-23,   6:22-23,   Ephesians 6:10-18,   Revelation 2:2.

Roman Catholic Abuse!

Papal Inquiry?

It would seem once again a arrogance has arisen in the Roman Catholic religion in relation to abuse of children both physically and Psychologically! One would think that the Pope had heard what his followers have been saying, but one does not believe the Papacy ever listens to its people but only to its clergy?

If changes come it will not be next week, but perhaps in decades to come! If we are looking for justice, then the courts are open for that? Because Rome is not listening until the laws of the lands are a financial threat to them!

Faith in Jesus is essential to be a real believer over that of just having a name tag, but we need to see that a human cannot intercede on the same level as Jesus does for us! The time of priests, and confessionals is now well passed their date of human control, one can repent and pray to Jesus anywhere without the need of Mary!

Proverbs 6:25,   13:10,   21:24,   Jeremiah 48:30,   John 3:3,   1 Corinthians 10:6,   2 Peter 2:10,   Revelation 21:8,    22:15.

Remembering the Fallen?

Armistice and Bitterness!

Old wounds in Ireland take a long time to heal, we have come a long way with peace, but not so the Protestants and their loyalties to Britain!

Despite much hurt and betrayal Ireland has south to move on, but there remains much animosity in Republicans as much as in Loyalists? Despite seeing a common ground between the social classes there remains a division that may never really be healed!

Division is the continued layout of remembering in France and Belgium based on religious backgrounds!

But God wants believers not to be caught up in the idealism of national identity, but rather to remember those who went before us and to be thankful  to God for His redemptive work and promise of Salvation and Eternal Life!

Proverbs 4:22, 13:7,  Malachi 4:2,  Luke 12:51,  John 9:16,  Hebrews 9:11-12,  14,  12:1-2. 

Orangeism! Two

Will it ever End?

As long as humanity has existed man has devised plans for exclusiveness, so that they can get one better over the other? What orangeism is about is a hoax interpretation of historical facts and biblical truths twisted to meet their needs!

But here is the dilemma that effects most religious systems, Roman Catholicism has its own secret organisations within business and the Priesthood that has a much if not more influences?

Basically to be a real Christian believer is to avoid anything that gets in the way between us and our personal relationship with Jesus! We have to learn to keep to the straight and narrow, our eyes fixed on Him and allow nothing else to stop us from reaching our eternal prize!

Psalm 119:6,  123:2,  Acts 17:31,  Romans 8:6,  12:17,  Philippians 2:8-11,  Titus 2:13,  Hebrews 3:1,  12:2.

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.

Being lifted Up. One.

Encouraged to Persevere?

One can not say that to have faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus will make us friends of the world? We may be called to serve in the world, but we must never think that Gods ways will be tolerated by the lost!

Everyday Christians are under strains from the daily pressures of life and this can be the same wither we are married, single of celibate. At times it can become unbearable, that we give in and compromise, but thank God we can repent and ask for Jesus forgiveness and get back on track once more!

As believers we have a Spiritual armoury, not of weapons that world uses to kill each other, but to counter all those arguments, questions, jeering and rejection that the world throws at us in their attempt to undermine the power of God!

2 Corinthians 10:4-7,   Job 5:11,   Psalm 138:6,   Romans 12:2,   Philippians 2:1.

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