Posts Tagged ‘Christian.’

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.

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Rumours of Wars. ONE.

‘Don’t Worry.

Yesterday a deluded young man chose to drive his truck into a crowd and kill over 85 people in the Bastille Night celebrations in Nice, Southern-France. Many things are being reported in the media, but he was leadon by educated people to fulfil their political agendas.

Many today are being deluded across the world to murder and mame in the name of this and that religion. But we who hold on to and profess our Christian faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus, must not worry about all these rumours.

Our calling is to live in the world, with the knowledge of promised Eternal Life and fulfill the Commands of God to share our faith with others near and far.

Deuteronomy 31:7-8, Proverbs 28:1, Matthew 24:8, Romans 10:15-17, Phillipains 1:27-28.

History of Conflicts. One.

Wars, Terrorism, Gangterism.

Africa, Europe and Ireland have all seen their fare share of these problems over the last two hundred years. Some will blame Imperialism, occupation, while others say it was a few trouble makers that started these problems?

Some will blame it on religious difference, sectarianism and criminal activity and all of these may have a semblence of truth in their own right?

The problems start when we refuse to let go, over time and put our faith we claim to have into practice. One may say I am religious, another I do good deeds, I’m Born-again or Evangelical?

But if we do not do what Jesus commands us to do, to love, to forgive, to be friendly, hospitable? Then what kind of faith do we have that is so cold to keep refusing, to reject, to hurt and hate.

Well its not the Chrtianity of the Holy Bible!

Psalm 94:1,  119:169,  Matthew 5:22,  Luke 23:34,  Romans 12:19.

Don’t waste your Time!

Give your time to God.

The world is full of people who spend so much of their time talking about nothing of any value?

Our radio and TV is full of such conversations that demand our attention from chat shows to Big Brother love this island and that dinner, matchmaking ect.

Reading the Bible and listening to Christian things will give us more knowledge to understand what is going on around us and what is happening with us!

Proverbs 23:9,  12,  Matthew 7:6,  Acts 17:18,  James 1:21-25.

 

HELL. Part-One.

The fear to Preach?

The one good thing about the Rev Ian Kyle Paisley was he had no fear to share his faith in Jesus with any and everyone. One might not agree with his politics, but he showed his faith by going into a power sharing government with the political wing of a terrorist group the IRA.

Many other Protestant leaders such as the Unionist party where perhaps more worried about sharing their secret societies and the worship of Bel and Dagon.

Today Christians of all persuasions are being forced to accept apostate teachings that have nothing to do with the bible. Believers must be brave and let go of their materialism world-wide to be prepared to warn these rebellious people of their destiny in the fires of Hell.

Psalm 55:15,  Isaiah 5:14,  Jonah 2:2,  Matthew 5:22-30,  Mark 9:43-47,  Luke 12:5.

Love. Part-Three.

The cost of Serving.

Believers have to serve and be served, if we refuse to do things in love we are of no profit to Jesus. Love cannot be mear words and noises from our mouths, it has to be actions expressed.

There are many oders in Christianity, of all the different kinds from Europe to the middle-east, the Americas to Russia and the far-east and they place the practice of faith in actions of love and kindness, sometimes at the cost of death.

The Apostle Paul said much to the eary Ekklesia about the need to practise love and we should take a few leaves from his fourrtenn letters of the New Testament?

1 Corinthians 14:1,  Galatians 5:22-26,  Philemon 8-10,  James 5:20,  1 John 3:1, 16.

Jesus First. Part-One.

Emphasis on Him.

We are now entering the traditional Christmas Season starting on the 1th December and running to the 19th of January, depending on what Christian branch one belongs to?

We tend today in the hype of Christmas to foget who is the centre, religion and conviction of tradition can cover and limit it to one or two days. The reason for this wide period is, because no one knows exactly when He Jesus was born.

But what we do know is that over the last 2000 years He has changed the lives of Billions of people around the world, starting from Jerusalem in Israel to the farthest points known on our world.

Luke 1:35-37,  Mark 16:5,   Acts 2:7-21,  8:27,  Romans 15:24-28.

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