Posts Tagged ‘free’

Religious Freedom. Part-One.

Christianity and Other?

There is a world history of Christianity clashing with other religions, because of our freedoms and their enforced legalism and idolatry? Many lands in Africa clash with Islam, but also with the many primitive religions and beliefs too some of which are nothing more than folklore?

Believers can get killed for their faith, for their failure to respect a certain prophet or a certain custom! Others do not like to see freedom from ritualism, from personality worship and from community control?

Isaiah 58:16,   Matthew 6:14,   John 8:32-33,   36,   Acts 13:46,   14:3,   22:28.

‘Our round Tower!

Pentecost, living in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

In the fullness of the Knowledge of God, that He is our round high tower. That He as taken division and pain from our hearts and set us free to be a people of building bridges.

That we live in the New Life in His final atonement for our sins, being empowered daily by the Holy Spirit?

It is when we put up barriers, make separation, cause division. We are in danger of quenching the Spirit of God.

Proverbs  18:10,  Isaiah 57:19b,  1 Peter 1:22-2:3.

Real Equality. Three.

Knowing God’s Mercy.

Jesus was trying to show the people in His days on Earth, what real love, forgiveness and Mercy from God was really like.

Are you born-again?

Then why are you actin like the world, that you claim God through Jesus has set you free from?

Why then can you not forgive others, as you have been forgiven?

Matthew 18:18-30,  1 Kings 21:29,  Philemon 1:18.

Jesus First. Part-Three.

Enquiring with wrong motives.

There are many people today who will seek after Jesus, believing God will accept them their way. They attend meetings, take the free launch, even seek a shelter and make many nice comments.

But the reallity in their own hearts and minds is full of selfishness and they want God to fit in their pocket, rather than fitting in His. They have deluded themselves with a fantasy Jesus, one perhaps seen in the movies or from some childhood understanding they thought.

We see that when the Magi arrived from following the star, they went to the logical place to find the King of Israel the palace in jerusalem. There they met King Herod who enquired he too wanted to meet this speacial child.

But his intentions were to lash out and murder evey chld from baby yo two year-old to save his power base.

Matthew 2:1-11,  Genesis 35:16-20,  Jeremiah 31:15,  Matthew 2:16-18.

Xmass. Part-Four.

Wanting to Praise.

Jesus birth was not a limited event, it was not by special membership or you had to get your ticket. Jesus was born in a stable full of animals and He was laid in a animal feeder.

The first to see Him where those nosey gossiping shepherds, then He was taken to the Temple on the eight day to be circumcised, because He was Jewish. One year later the wisemen or Magi from Persia arrived to see this special child, a little one year-old boy.

What did they all have in common, they were glad to see His coming and they worshipped and praised Him.

Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2.

Love. Part-Two.

Application.

Today is Saint Valentines day, many will be celebrating it in the traditional sense with the special meal, red roses and the long awaited card. But in light of the recent storms and bad weather that has hit Canada and the U.S., Ireland and Britain many people will not be getting out tonight or even this weekend.

Many are either snowed in or flooded and this is a good time to share the love we have by making a hot drink, being a shoulder to cry on and providing some free accommodation. That is putting into practice what it is to be a ‘Christian.

To be a real believer in Jesus and to share His love in us, also allows us not to expect anything in return not even a thank you.

Matthew 5:40-48.

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