Judge others by their character not their skin color. For those who can't see past your skin color, it’s their loss. Those who look deeper than skin color will see what I see.
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We have all been devastated by the unimaginable news that 19 innocent children and one teacher have been shot and killed on the campus of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The heart of America was ripped out this sad day. This is every parent's worst nightmare and our hearts are all breaking, but none are feeling the pain that those families who lost their precious loved ones are experiencing right now.
The whole world, to the extent it benefits from America’s political and economic capital, can thank, at least partly, Mainline Protestantism. Its failures and decline of the last half century don’t negate its unprecedented accomplishments of the previous three centuries.
Attorney Stephen Lentz, the father of Carl Lentz who would become Hillsong’s most popular American pastor, drew up the articles of incorporation for Hillsong Ministries USA, Inc., and used language common to many televangelist churches’ governing documents. Stephen Lentz wrote in Article 6, “The Corporation shall have no members.”
It should trouble us greatly anytime someone holds a different view of the Written Word than the one held by the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. It ultimately leads to making our own opinions, beliefs, and experiences the authority rather than God’s revelation.
Wars and rumors of wars can be a frightening prospect to those who have no idea what’s coming. But for the Christian who has studied the Bible, the escalation of aggression we are seeing is just one more indicator that we draw closer to the end.
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At its root, forgiveness really is that simple. When I release another from their debt to me, whether material or emotional, I walk free and full of life — every time.
When we stepped into this fight through the organization we created — The Radiance Foundation — we quickly learned what Scripture means when it says: “For when I am weak, then I am strong.” We never could have made it on our own. That strength is not natural. It’s supernatural.
What have you been hiding in your heart? God’s Word, or sinful thoughts you would be ashamed to admit to others?
Americans are faced with a moral gravity to make things right for our neighbors like Jose. But fairness and justice for this unique population can only be permanently secured by Congress.
Instead of acting to solve any of our nation’s problems, Biden and the Democrats have tried to distract Americans by focusing on gun control, the war in Ukraine, the January 6th hearings, and, most recently, abortion.
In recent years many companies have embraced fair-trade practices, allowing Americans to buy products knowing they have been made in countries that protect workers’ rights. But every year millions of Americans still unknowingly wear or carry goods in their pockets made by the forced labor of religious minorities.
To each of you reading, I simply say this: Judge the tree by the fruit it produces. Watch the trajectory of the flight. Once again, you have been forewarned.
You too can be led by God’s Spirit if you pray, stay, and obey. Pray for confirmation, apply the points previously mentioned, use wisdom, wait on God, seek godly counsel, and make sure your decision is based on the Word of God. God loves to lead those who are willing to follow.