Being Rebuilt

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“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Alliance Defending Freedom files brief to defend pro-marriage Wyoming judge | WINTERY KNIGHT

The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics is recommending the removal of Municipal Judge and Circuit Court Magistrate Ruth Neely. The Commission also wants her to pay up to $40,000 in fines.  This despite the fact Judge Neely is neither required to perform weddings, nor has even been asked to perform a same-sex wedding. Still, in the Commission’s view, by stating her commitment to natural marriage, she has “manifested a bias” and is permanently unfit to serve as a judge.

To read more: Alliance Defending Freedom files brief to defend pro-marriage Wyoming judge | WINTERY KNIGHT

Love your Enemies

Matthew 5:43-44 English Standard Version (ESV)

Love Your Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

People are quick to blame Christians for many of the evils in this world, but real Christianity at least attempts to love their enemies. When innocent people get murdered, it isn’t love, therefore it isn’t Christian, and Christianity can’t be held responsible.
Christians are people too, we mess up. Sometimes we mess up badly. Those persons can be held accountable, but if their actions go against what the Bible says, Christianity can’t be blamed.

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Is Matthew Vines twisting Scripture to justify sinful sexual behavior? | WINTERY KNIGHT

Not only are LGBT Reformers not content to find an affirming church for themselves and peacefully coexist with everyone else, everyone else must change in order to be correct in their Christian expression. This is the classic progression of codependency, and efforts to change everyone else become increasingly coercive. We must affirm same-sex orientation, Matthew says. If we don’t, we are “tarnishing the image of God [in gay Christians]. Instead of making gay Christians more like God … embracing a non-affirming position makes them less like God.” “[W]hen we reject the desires of gay Christians to express their sexuality within a lifelong covenant, we separate them from our covenantal God.” Do you hear what he’s saying? LGBTs’ relationships with God are dependent on Christians approving their sexual proclivities. But he’s still not finished. “In the final analysis, then, it is not gay Christians who are sinning against God by entering into monogamous, loving relationships. It is we who are sinning against them by rejecting their intimate relationships.” In other words, non-affirming beliefs stand between LGBTs and God. Thus sayeth Matthew Vines. The rest of her article deals with Vines’ attempt to twist Scripture to validate sexual behavior that is not permissible in Christianity.

Read more at: Is Matthew Vines twisting Scripture to justify sinful sexual behavior? | WINTERY KNIGHT

Girl on Fire

Her description of the power that comes when Christ is living in your heart is exactly how I overcame my eating disorder.Because I could not break free from the prison of ED. I did not want help. I did not want to be well. I wanted to retreat from the world while I wasted away to 78 pounds.By all accounts I should not have been able to sustain living in that state, at death’s door, for as long as I did.But God.But God came in and broke through my walls I had built around my heart and reassured me and gave me peace and gave me the will to live. To recover. To embrace who I am in Him. Who I had been. Who I could be.

Read more of this powerful testimony at : Girl on Fire