1 Corinthians 14:20
20 Brothers, don’t be childish in your thinking, but be infants in regard to evil and adult in your thinking.
The ruling party in China is attempting to increase their control over religious freedom in the country, most recently by taking a crackdown on Christianity.In the country’s province of Henan, which has one of the largest Christian populations in China, churches were raided and demolished, Bibles and holy books were confiscated and new laws were established to monitor religious activities.One Christian named Guo described an incident in which Chinese officials interrupted a church meeting and told everyone to leave. They then ordered church leaders to remove a cross, a Bible verse and a painting of the Last Supper off the wall. Guo didn’t give his full name out of fear of government repercussions.“I’ve always prayed for our country’s leaders, for our country to get stronger,” he told AP. “They were never this severe before, not since I started going to church in the 80’s. Why are they telling us to stop now?”
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”—Isaiah 45:22. For there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be save.
From Iran to China great revivals, from Bangladesh to Tibet to the remotest villages in India, people are getting saved. Men and women, uniform and nonuniform men, the times are here, behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation
(2 Corinthians 6:2).
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Some say that religion is the opiate of the masses. Kark Marx is most famous for the saying. There are good reasons to be a Christian, but being an opioid is NOT one of them!
Many of the rules we have would be considered a buzz kill among party animals.
no sex outside of marriage, drugs limited to what your doctor is willing to prescribe, limited alcohol use.
I repeat there are very good reasons for those rules, but we often don’t see these reasons until our life leads us to the bottom of a ditch somewhere, and we know that our life would be better off if we had followed the rules that God gave us.
The only good reason to be a Christian is that it is absolutely true.
1 Corinthians 15:12-14 (KJV)
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
Our religion isn’t about opioids, it isn’t about fantasy, it isn’t fiction. It’s about Christ. If he lives our religion is true!
Jordon Peterson isn’t exactly a Christian theologian, he did however provide inspiration for this blog post, and he is an incredibly intelligent man. You can find his books at my affiliate link at Amazon.
People seem to live for extremes nowadays, and how they see Jesus is no exception. Some people seem to have an extreme Jesus. To some, he is a “Homeboy” who is always ready to pat them on the back, even if they are currently dancing with the Devil. Others seem to see him as the commander of a concentration camp, ready to throw them into the fire the first time they mess up. He is neither! He is the good Father, who loves you no matter what, but knows when you do things that he has forbidden you are hurting yourself and others. He knows that the consequences of the things we do often extend far beyond the seconds it took to do them. He simply can not endorse many of the things we do. But he isn’t just a rule-maker, he is a loving father who is saddened and even angry, but he still loves us. When we realize our need for forgiveness and accept his grace he also has boundless love for us.
Just like our earthly fathers, if we run away he desperately wants us to come home, he will search for us and plead with us to come home. But at some point, the father will decide that he loves you enough to let you make your own decisions, and will regretfully let you have it your way.
He loves you, no matter what you have done. but don’t make him wait too long.