Louisiana church fires ‘suspicious,’ authorities say – The Washington Post

Please pray for the safety of all the Churches in Louisianna and our Brothers and Sisters in Christ in this area. May they come together in this time of trouble like they never have before!
The sun rose Thursday morning to reveal the smoldering husk of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas, La. An overnight fire had consumed the church’s interior; smoke rose through a gaping hole in the roof that had sheltered congregants for generations.The Rev. Gerald Toussaint was on his way to his full-time job as a truck driver when his wife told him what had happened. He raced back.“By the time I got back here, it was gone,” he told The Daily Advertiser.

Source: Louisiana church fires ‘suspicious,’ authorities say – The Washington Post

“How Can I Trust Christianity and the Bible Are True With So Many Changes and Translations?”

I just checked with the world experts at the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (www.csntm.org); there are 5500 copies of the Greek New Testament, and 15,000 copies total of the various languages from before the printing press was invented.

Source: “How Can I Trust Christianity and the Bible Are True With So Many Changes and Translations?”

Christianity in action

This video just blew me away!  It even changed my definition of what loving God with all my mind looks like.

Matthew 22:35-37 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
35 And one of them, an expert in the law, asked a question to test Him: 36 “Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?”

37 He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

I had always thought of it as just book work; reading the Bible, learning about God’s word, and reasons to believe in God, but I now believe that using your mind to end human suffering has to play a big part in this. Fr. Pedro Opeka took a people in a state of misery, they were actually living in a garbage dump, and gave them a life where joy and hope is possible! He taught them basic reading and writing, how to grow their own food, how to make their own houses…and about the God who loves them so much that he was willing to die for him! The change in their community is touching beyond belief, and loving the Lord with his mind played a HUGE part in their transformation!