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Can I Tell White lie? (4 Sept)
Did you ever wonder if was okay to tell a white lie sometimes? Well you could ask, "Is okay to put my hand on red-hot burner sometime? or "Is it okay that I stand in on a railroad track with a roaring train coming at you sometimes."
Truth is one of the absolute, always-right kind of things. You job is to always to tell the truth, because God always tells the truth. It's never right or good to lie, not even sometimes, not even a little bit, even if it keeps you out of trouble. In the long run it can cause you your soul. Lying well get you in trouble, because one lie leads to another. Lying make it difficult for others to trust you
But what if I am scared or embarrassed? Is it okay to lie then? No! because lying is wrong because God is truth and because he has told us not to lie. Telling the truth can be tough at time especially if you get embarrassed or know that you are going to be punished for speaking the truth. But it's always better to do what is right, when it isn't easy. In the long run, doing life God's way is better for you and everybody.
Boy, you and I know that lying is common in our culture today, such as in religion and our government but most people still want you to be honest with them. If you tell the truth when it is hard, people will think.Wow! They will respect you. They will trust you and consider you a dependable person. They might even ask you for advice and leadership. But sometime when you tell the truth some of your best friends, classmates, relatives, and neighbors may turn against you just because of the truth
God wants you to be truthful in any thing we say or do. Now this doesn't mean you have to answers everything thing that is ask of you. If you sister said, "Did you get that new DVD, I ask you to get me for my birthday and you didn't, you are not obligated to say so. Just say "Just wait and see." or "You'll see when you open it." And sure you can be truthful without being brutally honest. For example, if you boy or girl friends ask to you like my new shoes or do you like my new dress?. You don't to say "those shoe and dress are the ugliest shoes or dress I have ever seen. instead say, "They look pretty comfortable on you." Make it a ways personal rule, always speak the truth and always in love. And there is a good chance that your commitment to truth telling will spark honesty in others.
Christian Teenager dating
There are all kinds of advice out there about dating today, but most of it is about dating in the world, instead of Christian dating. Christians need to have a different attitude toward dating. However, even among Christian, there are differences as to whether you should or should not date. The choice is up to you and your parents, but Christian teens should still know God's perspective on dating.
Non-Christians have a different outlook on dating. You see magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell and show how you're young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married. You see certain "Role Model" jumping form date to date and even some have been married 5 times.
Yet God has more in store for you than jumping from one relationship to another. He is clear on whom you should date and why you should date. When it comes to Christian dating, you must live according to a different standard-GOD"S. Yet it's not just about following rules. There are solid reasons why God asks us to live a certain way, and dating is not different. Why should Christians teens date (or not date)? While most people have differing opinions about dating, it is one area of the Bible where there is not a lot of information, however Christians teen can get some idea of god's expectations from certain Scripture verses.
Genesis 2:24 "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh". Proverbs 4:23; "Keep thy heart will all
diligence for out of it issues life". 1 Corinthians.13 :4-7 "Charity (love) suffereth long, and is kind" charity (love) envieth not; charity (love) vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil. Rejoiceth not in inquity, but rejoiceth in truth. Beareth all things, believeth all things, endureth all thing".
These three Scriptures give insight into Christian dating.We need to realize that God means for us to meet the "one" person that we are meant to marry. According to Genesis, a man will leave home to marry one woman to become one flesh. You do not need to date a lot of people-just the right one, also Christian teens need to guard their heart and minds. The word "love" is thrown around with little though, yet, we often live for love. We live for God's love first and foremost, but we also live for love of others. While there are many definitions of love I Corinthians told us how God defines love.
It is love that should drive Christians to date, No the quarterback of the football team, but it should be a shall version of love. When you date, it should be taken seriously.You should know the person your dating and know their beliefs. You should check your potential boyfriend or girlfriend against the value listed in 1 Cor. 13:4-7. Ask yourself if the two of you are patient and kind to one another. Are you envious to one another? Do you boost about one another or to each other? Go through the Characteristics to measure your relationship. Find out about each other, your likes and dislike.
Only date Believers: God is pretty picky on this one, and he make it very clear, Deut.7:3"Neither shalt thou make marriages with them, thy daughter thous shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt take unto they son". 2.Cor 6:14 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship hath righteousness and unrighteousness.
The Animal Brain Duster! Huh? (April 16 2018)
Jesus made reference to Herod as fox though He could outsmart him. When Jesus made reference to His own purpose and plan, He said to the Pharisees: "Go tell that fox," (Luke 13:32) Thus, one reason for the following "Animal Brain Buster."
Though I have sometimes been referred as the black sheep of the family, I have never been called a snake in the grass. Most husbands have been said to be as stubborn as a mule, and according to my wife, I am one of them. I have been known to let the cat out of the bag, especially when someone tried to rat on me.A few times in my life, I have been accused of putting the wagon before the horse, I admit, I have gone on a wild goose chase once in a while.I have never had the habit, because I figure something was fishy, and to my knowledge I have never been henpecked; though a few times I might have been made a guinea pig.
Ask my friends; I have tried to weasel out of anything. And, to my knowledge, I have never tried to take the lion's share. To tell the truth, I am dog tired and it is raining cats and dogs though I am not really a weather prophet. But, when I do put my eagle eye on something, I don't want to be like the fellow running around like a bull in a china closet. I admit,I do eat high on the hog once in a while, though I never been known to open a can of worms
I never spend time shedding crocodile tears because they are fake. Another good reason is, I could not hit a bulls' eye. All the animal talk may sound kind of squirrelly, and if I make my next appointment, I must go as the crow flies, you see as a minister of the gospel, it has been rumor that I have been referred as and old goat, and not mention the fact that I am a little slow, because I am slightly pigeon toed. You can plainly see, If I don't go now I might have to eat crow
Are you as a Youth having EGO problems? (Jan 15)
How powerful is the Battlefield of EGO and peer approval? "O, how powerful is the enemy is! He has swallowed up more teenagers perhaps than any other adversary, even lust. He comes with horrible stories of how painful your shame will be if you do not
conform to this world. He will lie to you, and say that the only alternative to the mood and fashion and music and movies ans sexual pleasure of this world is utter humiliation and embarrassment. The Great General (God) sees it all. His walkie-Talkie lights up the message for his embattled teens. Do not be deceived. They say you will experience shame. No.No.. It is they who play the futile game of trying to turn their shame into glory. But you see reality for what it is. They do not. "They walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things." (Philippians 3:18-19), They think all the fun lies with them. It is a fool's fun, like roller coaster tat, at the most breathtaking moment flies off the rails.
With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of corrupt, and they malign you, but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.(! peter 4:4-5) You are the ones who know reality. You know what last,what really satisfies. For them, all is grass and the flowers of the grass. "All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flowers falls, but the Word of the Lord remains forever." (1 Peter 1:24-25
Let the message of the Great General, the commander sink in. Your identity is deeper and stronger and more durable and more glorious than any plastic veneer that your peers try to pressure you into. "You are not your own, for you were brought with a price. So glorify God in body" (1 Cor 6:19-20) You are a treasured possession (1 Peter 2:9). You are a son or a daughter of the Creator of the universe (Romans 8:16) When these truth=daggers in your hand, sly the ghoulish lies of peer pressure that try to deceive you into thinking conformity is freedom
Hellvision 22 Aug 2017
There should be a law in America about indecency. None of the naked garbage should ever be shown on television. Th amount of sexually suggestive content on TV nowadays is beyond alarming..it's straight from Hell ! TV is becoming more evil everyday. The commercials are smut, filthy and everything nowadays has an agenda. All of the advertisements have a lot of small print at the bottom that's unreadable. I's an insult. I hate most TV programs, everything has become filthy nowadays. All of the TV shows are centered on dirty-mindedness, pedophilia, homosexuality, adultery, swearing, blasphemy against God and all forms of wickedness. Even the new programs as the women dress like Jezebel's with skirt way above the knees and their blouses way below than should be. it makes me feel that my life is not pleasing to God and I want a clean mind and heart . Even the few remaining good shows, makes some (Christian) have unholy thoughts going through their minds during the commercials.
America the Ugly, God is no longer going to tolerate this proud stiff-necked rebellion much longer, America's day are numbered! Judgement is already coming upon us. America is falling apart at the seams. Our sovereignty is gone, Or nation's leaders are corrupt and have become establishment place leaders over companies that are rotten to the core, and A military set-up is being set up
Satan has been destroying families in America for decade. Music is one of the most powerful influences in the world and had ruined almost all of our youth, who have grown up to become drug addicts, abortionists, adulterers and idolaters. Sin always causes a nation's citizen to become complacent and indifferent. People just don''t care.; but they will when it is to late.
Satan loves you teenagers, because if he can get you at a young age. then he will own you. Youth are easily brain-washed and influenced. If America is to be saved for God, then churches need to start reaching out to today's youth with THE TRUTH. So many churches have fallen into the demonic trap of using worldly Rock music to lure them into church, but they're only coming for the Rock music. Now you fave worldly teenagers, coming to worldly churches to commit worldliness, and that is just what Satan wants
Teenagers are looking for someone with the guts and courage to stand up and fight the wickedness of our day. Teens loves to get involved in something that makes them feel better and to think they are making a difference and helping mankind. This is why so many teens are getting involved with environmentalism, because they want to be helpful. The problem is that Satan is leading today's into the New World Order, demonizing Christianity and the Bill of rights in America.
Christianity is not a bad thing. Satan has successfully demonized Christianity by yoking it together in the minds of most people with false religions around the world. Christianity is NOT a religion. Jesus said that the kingdom of God is withing us (Luke 17:210 and not a a building built by hand of men. If we don't reach out to our teenagers fro God, then the evil world will claim them for Satan.
Who Is God? (26 May 2017)
Almost everyone in the world except where atheism has become the policy of a government, believes in a Higher Power than man-A Supreme Being whom we call God. Man, being made in His image, instinctively calls on Him in the hour of distress and trial.
Reason tell him there is a God. Designs speaks and says there must be a designer. Creation declares that there must be a creator, Effects demand that there is a cause
But although nearly all believe in God, many know little about Him. How and where can this knowledge be obtained? Philosophers and scientists tell us something about His works-that they are infinitely great, that the universe is one order and design, that is held together by ummutable laws. Nature shows God as a Creator of beauty and infinite variety. Of the billions of snowflakes that fall on earth, no two are alike. Nevertheless, science and nature can reveal little about the moral nature of God. They cannot tell us that He is a loving Father or that He is a God of holiness who hates sin. This knowledge must come by revelation. There is only one in the world that can give us this-The Holy Bible or Holy Scriptures.
The Bible reveals that God is a Spirit. Certain of the ancients thought they saw God in the visible heavens. The worshipped the sun, moon, and the stars. The Greek's had their demigods-male and female gods and goddesses. Still others conceived of God as being in the image of a beast or even serpent. But Jesus brought the true revelation of god to man. He declared that is one god and that he is a spirit, " and that worship him must worship him in spirit sand in truth." (John 4:24).
Because God is a spirit. He can be everywhere at once. There is no limited to His power. Although we cannot see a spirit with our necked eye, ye we know the spirit exists. We too are a spirit living within a body; when the body dies, our spirit survives. Some people try to reason God out; but one cannot understand Him by reason anymore that one can reason out how He created the world from nothing or how He has existed from the beginning. We understand and know God by faith.
We cannot see radio waves, but we know that they exist and they pass into our homes. WE can tune them in on our radios and hear music or the announcers voice coming from hundreds miles away. Like wise, thought we do not see God with the Natural eye, by faith we know God is present and that He hears us and our prayers. As the Scripture declares."And ye shall seek me, and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heat." (Jer 29:13)
WHO IS THE LORD JESUS ? (16 Feb 2017)
He is wonderful, all sufficient Saviour. More than all you need you will find in Him. he is the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega. He is Pre-existent One and the Eternal One. He is the Great Creator and the First-born of all creation. He is the only begotten Son of God and the First begotten from the dead> He is the Son of God. He is God the Son. He is the Son of man, the Son of Abraham, the Son of David and the Son of Mary.
He is the Bread of Life, the Water of life, the Way, the Truth, and life. He is the Resurrection and the life. He is the Rose of Sharon and the and the Lily of the Valley. He is the Sun of Righteousness and the Bright and Morning Star.
He is the Messiah of the Jews, the hope of Israel.He is merciful and compassionate High Priest. He is the Great Physician, The Healer of broken hearts. He is the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd, the chief Shepherd, the Chief Shepherd. he is my Shepherd. He wants to be your Shepherd
He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords of all. He is the Lord of all. He wants to be you Saviour, Your Lord all your life. He wants to forgive you sins. He wants to transform your life. He wants to save you by living in you and through you. he stands at the door and wants to come in. Will you let Him in?
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT TATOO'S
Two or three teenagers have e-mail me asking "Is Tattoo's a sin? My answer is taken from the KJV 1611 Bible. The truth that this ia very controversial question today. More and more than ever before, young christian as well as non-Christians are going out and getting tattoo's. As far as that youe see more adults also getting them. Juts walk in Walmart and scan the people and I would say 65% have at least one tattoo. May pastors an priest are getting them these days. In, fact, some very high profile so-called ministers have gotten a lot of attention for their tattoos. Tattoo have been a very hot topic in recent years on Christian radio and Christian television. Tattoos have become extremely fashionable both outside and inside the Church. There has never been a time when we have seen more tattoos in the christian community. In fact, many say they get them to express their faith. But what does the Bible say? Is God pleased with these tattoos?
In Leviticus 19:28, God gave the people of Israel a direct commandment not to get tattoos...Do not cut the bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord. Oh! but wasn't that just for Old Testament times, one will ask. Isn't possible God changed His mind for us today?. Unfortunately for those who wish to run out and get a tattoo, the truth is God does not change as we read in Malachi 3:6...For I am the LORD, I do not change. In fact, in Hebrews 13:8 tells us that Jesus Christ is the same from the beginning of time until the very end of time.. Jesus is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.
The truth is that God told us that getting a tottoo is a "SIN" and expect us to continue to follow that commandment today, In Corinthians 6:19-20 we read the body of a Christian is the temple of the holy Ghost and we are to honor God with our bodies..Do you not know your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own: you were bought for a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
If you are a Christian, you are to honor God with your body. God does not want you to damage your body or to pollute it with a message which might want to get rid of a year from now. If you insist on getting a tattoo you are in rebellion against God. While you might not like this message, this what the Bible says and it is your choice tattoos or rebellions against God
Spinach for God's man and Power for Popeye, the sailor man (^ April 2016)
Remember when Popeye the Sailor Man would open a a can of spinach, guzzle down the green goop and BAM!, his muscle would bulge?Then. he wielded extra power, speed, wit and energy to foil Bluto's chaotic planes to steal the spindly, love interest Olive Oly ?
Ever feel like you could use a super-sized helping of strength? Not strength from lifting barbells, but real strength, strength of character, perseverance and wisdom; strength that comes form confidence, peace and faith. Spinach worked well for Popeye, but in real life, real strength come from JOY!.."the joy of the Lord is my strength." Nehemiah 8: 10
Notice it doesn't say "happiness". Being happy is a feeling, an expression that requires joy. Joy comes from a inner sense of well-being. Maybe Pharrell Willams should have wrote a song about joy, instead of "Happy." So where's your source of real strength? How do you develop joy? The key is to take your eyes off yourself, your circumstance, your ups and downs. Regardless of the situation, turn your eyes to Jesus and thank him. Worship him. Acknowledge God for who he is. The creator of everything, author of life, savior of our soul, Lord of life. He is worthy to be praised.. I know this next prat may be hard for and lot of people, but open your mouth and SING! "sing for joy to God our strength," Psalm 81:1
God returns adoration by filling your heart with joy, and joy gives you strength. At a glance it does not add up, but the Biblical math for real strength looks like this. Rejoice in the Lord+sing=joy=strength. It may be paradigm-shifting, but to be able to rejoice in the Lord, you can't be self-absorbed. Being self-absorbed is a form of worship, and prohibits you from serving and loving others. Even in sadness, facing dire straits, the bible says to: "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!. Philippians 4:4
There is also joy form healthy relationships. That's why God''s motto is to love god and love people. If you invest in God you get joy back. Love what God loves, you will know joy. Just like Bluto trying to ruin Popeye's day, our archenemy is trying to steal us of our joy. Because he knows if you are unhappy, your strength is gone. Are you robbed of your strength? Then you joy has bee stolen!
Self-Serve Salvation (Mar 8 2016)
Buddy & Bobby stopped in front of the book table in the mall. The woman sitting behind the table smiled at the boys. "Let me know if I can help you with anything," The woman said. Some of the material was free, like the booklet that boldly asserted "Jesus Never Existed". Others cost money, but the topics like global peace, education, and the separation of church and state sounded pretty good. "Look at this," Buddy held a thick book entitles Issac Asimov's Guide to your Bible. "I've heard of the guy," he said. ""Yes." said the woman and leaned over the table. "That's an excellent book. It not only reveals little-known facts about the Flood and the parting of the Red Sea, but it reveals a lot of things the bible does not tell you. It shows how bible myth and history fit into the Larger picture of man's history." "Uh huh," Booby nodded at the women, but took the book from Buddy and laid it back on the table, "Let's go, " he said. "What's with you?" Buddy asked him when they had walked a few steps. "Why the big hurry to get away form there?" Bobby "I don't know. Something just wasn't right. Bobby reaction was wise. He's confronted secular humanism, a philosophy that is often hard to recognize, but is nonetheless antagonistic to the Bible, Christians, and the church. Humanists believe that the world can only be saved by mankind. God cannot save man, they reason, because God does not exist. Religion cannot save man, they say, because religion is a lie. Humanity must not look to heaven for salvation, peace, and fulfillment, but to itself. Humanists believe that the only hope for personal fulfillment and a better world is throwing off all religious thinking, and placing "absolute faith in nothing save the "self" or consciousness of self within them." They sincerely believe that man is capable of delivering himself and his world form all evils without the help of God. That's a myth. The history of mankind adequately illustrates that, for all our technological progress, the human race is not becoming increasingly more benevolent and kind. Humanity is not perfecting peace or eliminating war. Man is not solving all his problems just fine on his own. The evidence in this country alone- two world wars, Korea war, Viet name war, Iraq and Afghanistan war, Hilter, Stalin, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, refugees form war, famine, and oppression-indicates that hope placed in mankind alone is hope misplaced. of course, we strive to erase war and famine, we must fight disease and injustice. But humanity cannot save itself. "Salvation is found in no one else," the bible say.s "for there is no name under heaven given to man by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12) The humanist will be no closer to salvation in the year 2016 that those Paul wrote about in the first century, who exchanged the truth of god into a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-- who is forever praised