Christians are being persecuted; your brothers and sisters in Christ. Israel is not the first defense for a Christian; your own household is i.e. Christians. http://www.catholic.org/news/international/middle_east/story.php?id=56481
We homeschool and we are not rich, not even close. We are blessed. Sonlight curriculum cost $800 for the whole year... everything you need. Skip eating out a few times and it's easily affordable for anyone.
Also many of you would benefit watching the "Stay Free" series on YouTube by The Fuel Project. I'm just saying...
Don't get caught up ( no pun intended) with the "crack in the cell phone." Be READY at ALL times. This world is in need of a savior and Jesus IS coming, regardless of what we believe or don't believe. He doesn't need us nit picking over it. But if Jesus Himself doesn't know the day or the hour, then I guess Revelation tells Him...
There is nothing new under the sun...Seriously does it make a difference? God is in control, not scientists. God can take care of His creation without us thinking we know more than the Creator. So let's leave well enough alone and concentrate on reaching the lost.
This should not shock or surprise us. The entertainment industry has been hatching this sort oh garbage for years. Sadly, many so called Christians help finance the trash when they buy the music from the label or purchase a ticket for a movie. Buying G rated helps pay for the R. Mama taught me that years ago... So stop financing trash, and boycott the TV. Best to read your Bible instead.
One person wrote" Not working does not equal poverty". Well, we are only making it on my wife's part time job of $8,000 dollars a year. Even in Alabama, that's poverty. I've been out of full time work for almost two years. Now, everything is online. Many templates make no sense. Even when it does, it takes almost two hours to fill out the application. But, the biggest problem is when they see I'm almost 60 yrs. old, they think I'm a broken down old man that can't work. If they saw me in person, they would not think that. I still bench press 350, deadlift, 500 and squat 600 lbs. Also run a mile and a half in 15 min.
You either believe Gods Word from Genesis to the maps, or you don't. There can be no pick and choose. God has said it and He does not change. It's all black and white and there is absolutely NO grey area.
Jesus didn't even celebrate His own birthday and He certainly didn't tell us to either. The first church didn't set aside a day to celebrate ANYONE'S birthdays. They were about spreading the Gospel, as we all should be. The birth, death and resurrection of Jesus is an everyday celebration... not a once a year reminder. I'm thankful every day for the sacrifice... I'm a sinner unworthy of Jesus.
Well, we've taken many pagan holidays and brought them into our churches under different names. Halloween... er, Harvest Fairs are the ones that get me. But our poor kids will miss out if they can't be like the world and so parents march their little souls straight to the pit of hell.
This is weak. We have to always remember that supporting these films helps pay for 99% of the garbage they produce that doesn't have God attached to it. Hollywood is taking us for the weak Christians that we are. Slap Jesus on it and we'll buy it. Sorry, but I don't need that machine telling or selling me any of their garbage. My Bible is accurate enough.
Preach the Word of God and not YOUR version and there will be no accusations. We don't need the sold opinions of man, we need Jesus and His word ONLY! God is being bought and sold and it needs to stop.
Great Sermon! 2 Kings 18
New American Standard Bible: 4 He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan