Imagine waking up to a world where skin color has become a weapon by which people can freely through around racism, as long as it doesn’t affect their skin color. Imagine being told you are a white supremacist for following a more-than-likely brown man as a prophet and how your religion is a white person’s religion and is all about violence and bloodshed. Yes, this is today, and I’ve been awake to see most of it.
“Being a Christian is not a religion, it’s a relationship.” Heard that before? Probably. And you probably ate it up.
The question asked is this: why do you go to church?
Based on a biblical perspective, most would use this verse:
Hebrews 10:25 KJV
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
A Refute To: Should Christians Drink
What Does The Bible Say?
Ken Raggio’s comments are in the quotes below.
Here is what the Bible says about drinking alcoholic beverages:
Proverbs 20:1 – “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”
Leviticus 10:9 – “Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations.”
Proverbs 31:4-5 – “It is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.”
Proverbs 23:31-32 – “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.”
Habakkuk 2:15 – “Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also…”
Dear Ministers and Leaders in ministries:
After a careful analysis of various churches, ministers, and testimonies, I have come to the conclusion that churches in themselves are not the problem, we are. How often do we lose people, who were starting to come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, because of our behavior and attitude? How often do we not have the right motivations behind our speech? How often do we fail to be more Christ-like to others, including our own church family? Thomas Gordon provides a list of communication spoilers and from this, I will attempt to not only explain our problems but also guide us toward solutions.
The world is a place where confused people do chaotic things. The opportunities for harming a person are too numerous to count. The danger lies on all sides, outside and inside. And while part of the church sits idly by and allows sin to run rampant among the congregation and leadership, the other side (a smaller side) is doing what it can to fight back.
Confusion is messy. Confusion is what causes people to see what they want to see, not what they need. Confusion creates desperation to search out for any pieces of higher knowledge for truth but forgets that it’s the simple things in life that really matter. Confusion creates people who break up families and churches. And in churches, confusion is not normally from the congregation, but the leadership. Confusion leads to chaos.
What is Easter? Let’s take a look at what Easter means to most people.
Easter Sunday celebrates the Christian belief of Jesus Christ’s resurrection.
So where did bunnies and eggs come in?
(Source from seeker.com)
“According to History.com, Easter eggs represent Jesus’ resurrection. However, this association came much later when Roman Catholicism became the dominant religion in Germany in the 15th century and merged with already ingrained pagan beliefs. The first Easter Bunny legend was documented in the 1500s.”
What happens when your church starts to dictate what, how, and in what colors your clothes should be? Normally most churches ban a certain color or two for men. Most colors, if not all colors, are open to women. So what happens when your church leader tells the young women that she must pray to decide what color they will wear? For one, there is no scriptural principle for praying about what colors people’s clothing should be in. In fact, ‘ Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? ‘ Matthew 6:25
We all have a choice, to choose Jesus or to not choose Jesus. It is our goal (PCOR9), to get as many in the family as we can. So let us let you in on what we’ve been working on. Now, normally we wouldn’t write an article on this, but we felt we needed to be transparent and notify you of everything. Starting off, we have:
- Our business plan – this is very important for us as we’ve been needing to update our ideas, products, and services.