Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.
Thought to be by Charles Dickens
Being cheerful and content isn’t exactly my speciality, but I am working on it.
Science has proven that people who are cheerful and content live longer, and get more enjoyment out of life then people who are cranky.
We are supposed to be fishers of men, but in order to be a good fisher you must give the fish bait that they actually like. It is the same with fishing for humans. If your attitude is cheerful the people listening to you may start to wonder what you have, that they don’t.
If your attitude is nasty, they will think that they will become like you if they become a Christian, and they don’t want to do that.
So please be as realistically cheerful as possible. It is better for your health, your looks, and your witness.
For more please read
Lost Virtue of Happiness: Discovering the Disciplines of the Good Life by J. P. Moreland , and Klaus Issler
Kingdom Triangle: Recover the Christian Mind, Renovate the Soul, Restore the Spirit’s Power , by J.P. Moreland
It’s rare that college students are told on a university campus by someone holding a PhD that the universe is no accident, but rather designed by a loving creator.
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Fiery Christian apologist draws standing room only crowd at campus appearance – The College Fix
Was Abraham Wrong? Answering Rachel Held Evans: Part 2 Bible Perplexities, Message Series by Jean E. Did Rachel Held Evans miss cultural facts about the binding of Isaac? As I prepared for this second part of my series answering Rachel Held Evans’s blog, “I would fail Abraham’s test (and I bet you would too),” I was reminded of Dorothy Sayers’s mystery novel, Strong Poison. In it, Harriet Vane stands accused of murder with substantial evidence against her. The police are certain of her guilt, but the novel’s hero, Lord Peter Wimsey, knows they’re wrong. Author Os Guinness describes why: But into that grave situation steps the fearless hero, Lord Peter Wimsey. He knows Harriet, so he believes in her innocence, and his logic has a steel to match the prosecutor’s case. The known facts may be against her, but because he knows her, he knows that the known facts cannot be all the facts. The challenge is to find the missing facts that change the picture entirely. The police had jumped to the wrong conclusion on watertight-seeming evidence that was actually incomplete.
Source: Was Abraham Wrong? Answering Rachel Held Evans: Part 2
Here is the text of commandment six — explaining why the King James translation is wrong: You would think that of all the Ten Commandments the one that needs the least explaining is the sixth, because it seems so clear. It is the one that the King James Bible, the most widely used English translation of the Bible, translates as, “Thou shall not kill.” Yet, the truth is the quite the opposite. This is probably the least well understood of the Ten Commandments. The reason is that the Hebrew original does not say, “Do not kill.” It says, “Do not murder.” Both Hebrew and English have two words for taking a life — one is “kill” (harag, in Hebrew) and the other is “murder” (ratzach in Hebrew).
Source: (6) Dennis Prager: does the Bible say do not kill or do not murder? ‹ Reader — WordPress.com
Help Your Relativist Friends Gain Moral Clarity By Asking A Question Let’s imagine a typical conversation. Here’s how this might play out: YOU: If I understand your view, are you are saying that what is right or wrong or good or evil depends on the individual or culture? FRIEND: Yes. What is morally good for you may be different than what is morally good for me. Here is the question… YOU: That’s an interesting way to think about things. Can I ask you a question? Are you really saying that there is no moral difference between Mother Theresa and Adolf Hitler?
Source: One Question That Will Remind A Moral Relativist Of What They Already Know | Think Christianly