Youth in Asia wrote: Things are looking grim for China, as many apps like Skype are getting slowly censored, more and more podcast websites are banned, I'm pretty sure SermonAudio will be next, praying it won't. China is also quickly becoming a cashless society, where your bank barcode on the phone is scanned if you want to order anything, since your phone is monitored, getting your account banned is not good. Visa's for foreigners are getting expensive and hard to get. But the worse is the amount of false bible teachers and missionaries from foreign countries, who pretend to be born again.
Been keeping you in prayer. -- 1 Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. - 1 Jn 5:4&5 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God. - Rev21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus"1Th5:23
ÂˇI'd change my heart, But I can't! "LORD! ÂżHow can I ever supplant- Constant wicked desire- Dooming me to the fire?" So Christ gave a Gracious Implant
Ez11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. -/ Ps73:26 "My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever" --
Dave from Oz writes: Christopher, yeah ya reckon God would use something better than me though.
Let me tell you something, Dave...I'm sure there are those who agree, while they polish their halos and snicker over how unrefined others are. I'll take your brand of Christianity any day over people who call themselves Christians, yet suffer from a coldness and bitterness the likes of which I've never seen. You lead by example in several basic ways, and those ways are humbleness, meekness of spirit, kindness, a forgiving nature, and a genuine empathy and concern for not only the lost, but your fellow Christian. Don't ever lose those qualities; qualities others reserve only for those they deem fit. I don't have to tell you that this isn't how it works. Selective love? Selective forgiveness? Selective kindness, empathy, and patience? Nope.
John Yurich USA wrote: Well isn't it true that church attendance is totally superfluous to salvation and entering Heaven upon ones demise?
John, taking something like that (which is biblically true) and using it as an excuse to attend the RCC which has not the gospel instruction, is not wise. Every time you use that phrase you are revealing your lack of wisdom.
I've no doubt your pastor is encouraging you to read your Bible every day, and to pray. This is a good thing to do, and God will make all things clear in due course.
Does the Holy Spirit still convict you of sin? Are you aware of it, when you do or say something that is wrong? Or even when you think something that is wrong? I guess that must be the case, seeing that you pray every night and confess your sins to God.
Get your focus on JESUS, the Lord Jesus Christ. Learn all that you can about HIM, and then share what you are learning on these threads. The Bible says that Christ is to have the pre-eminence.
David Shepardson wrote: The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape....
The rules barred broadband providers from blocking or slowing down access to content or charging consumers more for certain content. They were intended to ensure a free and open internet, give consumers equal access to web content and prevent broadband service providers from favoring their own content.
Grace Donnelly wrote: The elimination of net neutrality means that internet providers can carve up service into fast and slow lanes, charging more for higher speeds. Comcast could demand fees from Netflix, for example, in exchange for preferential treatment. (In response to the FCC plan, Netflix took to Twitter to show â€śstrong supportâ€ť for net neutrality.)
Ignominious Emirakan wrote: 23 And in that same place there was a great dragon, which they of Babylon worshipped. 24 And the king said unto Daniel, Wilt thou also say that this is of brass? lo, he liveth, he eateth and drinketh; thou canst not say that he is no living god: therefore worship him. 25 Then said Daniel unto the king, I will worship the Lord my God: for he is the living God. 26 But give me leave, O king, and I shall slay this dragon without sword or staff. The king said, I give thee leave. 27 Then Daniel took pitch, and fat, and hair, and did seethe them together, and made lumps thereof: this he put in the dragon's mouth, and so the dragon burst in sunder: and Daniel said, Lo, these are the gods ye worship. -- https://answersingenesis.org/dinosaurs/when-did-dinosaurs-live/dinosaurs-alive-after-babel/ -/ Jewish legend, with inability to confirm historic details - but interesting that it was deemed plausible to have a live dinosaur during Daniel's time. -- One thing seems certain, however. It is highly unlikely that so many different people groups all over the world could dream up similar stories of beasts that closely match the animals now known as dinosaurs.