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Test post 4

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Test post 3

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Test post 2

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Morbi justo turpis, placerat vel lectus id, ultrices ultrices eros. Praesent molestie dolor non est ultrices interdum. Nunc pellentesque pharetra ligula, quis commodo mi luctus vitae. Aenean et nulla ut nibh molestie adipiscing id vitae mauris. Phasellus vitae tellus accumsan, mattis urna at, euismod leo. Aenean aliquet egestas erat, nec fringilla tellus imperdiet sed. Maecenas nisi augue, placerat molestie bibendum eu, congue in nisl.

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Test post 1

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Debating Atheists

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I have a new pastime – debating Atheists.  I feel for them because religion has really given them a sour taste when it comes to Jesus.  Atheists claim to not believe in God but if you look, you will find that the forums where Christians and atheists debate are flooded mainly with atheists and not with Christians.  This tells me that they are still seeking God but have labeled themselves atheists because no person has ever given them a good description of who the true God is.  It also tells me that Christians are afraid to take on their arguments because they themselves do not understand God and/or the message and motives of God completely.

If you wander into these forums as a Christian you will find that you are most certainly attacked and attacked quickly.  Some will claim that they don’t believe in any God, PERIOD!  But if you are patient you soon find out that they are actually open to debate ABOUT Jesus and that they are simply attacking you based on their interpretation of him (which itself is based on all of the misguided claims that Christians make about God’s nature and Jesus’ mission here on Earth).  Most Christians that I see are themselves misunderstanding the reasons and motives for the cross.  If Christians are confused by these things, just imagine how messed up atheists are!

It says in 2 Corinthians 5:19 “that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”  I have found that most so-called Christians are debating with atheists and believers of other religions in the exact same manner that the unbelievers use themselves!  Both atheists and “Christians” use ad hominem attacks, mocking, ridicule, memes and even fear tactics to try to get their points across!  Very rarely do I see Christians using their testimony as a tool for reaching lost hearts.  Even more rarely do I see Christians using a well-founded understanding of the cross to do the same.  Missing almost completely are the fruits of the Holy Spirit in conversation with these lost children of God. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+5%3A22-23

Understand what God was doing at the cross before you choose to debate with unbelievers (Bertie Brits’ messages are a great starting point).  More importantly is to treat unbelievers in the same manner that Jesus treated sinners. He did not judge them, dismiss their words (but instead addressed them) and was patient with them.  Above all he loved them with a pure heart.  If this world is ever to come to know the Lord of all, Jesus Christ, then they absolutely MUST see Jesus in our words before our words have any effect in their hearts.

I like atheists.  I find that the more I understand what God did for us at the cross, the more I find myself loving them and they liking me in return.  Sounds kind of like Jesus, no?

Hope for the Suicidal

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Just the other night I met a young man who stopped by as I was at the Street Church ministry.  He was very high on drugs, fidgeting like mad, and was very emotionally agitated and depressed.  After offering him some food to eat (he was starving and ate 3 bowls), this man revealed to me that he had actually been on his way to kill himself!  He happened to see the ministry set up and (as I have seen before) was drawn over to it.   Monty, a rock-solid volunteer and I, just kept telling him that Jesus loved him.  We must have repeated this 20 times as he was eating.  We could tell that it was slowly sinking in.

He allowed us to pray for him, and tears started pouring down his face.  I talked to the young man for about 45 minutes.  He felt that because of his many sins (he once knew about God and the Bible), God was angry with him for rejecting the truth and wouldn’t forgive Him.  I told him that our God is a God of love, and that it wasn’t God who had turned His face from this man, but that we as men, have a tendency to turn our faces from God.  The man had pointed to a passage in Hebrews that said that God couldn’t forgive him because he had turned away.  Thankfully, I had been led to read and listen to the book of Hebrews perhaps five times in a row during the previous week… no other book!  So I simply told him that He hadn’t read far enough into Hebrews yet, and smiled at him.

By the end of our conversation, the man had been filled up with food, truth and hope.  He looked practically sober after this street meeting and so after one last prayer and a hug, I edified him just a little more and sent him on his way.  I invited him to come back any time he wanted, maybe even to help others.

There is a war raging for the souls of men.  People are perishing for a lack of knowledge.  All they seem to have is loneliness as a result of a world that doesn’t really care.  Because of our neglect, evil fills the void.  Our job is to get out there and be like Jesus.  The world needs the truth about God so badly right now!  The hardest part sometimes is simply walking outside of our front doors and meeting up with these lost wanderers.

Persecution or Reaping What you Sow?

By Steve Peace Harmon

WHAT PERSECUTION DOESN’T LOOK LIKE…

When believers hold up massive signs and use mega phones telling people that they are going to burn in hell and should repent, and then the people with the signs get attacked by people with curse words, rocks and are pushed and shoved. What that is called is, you reap what you sow. You sow anger, hatred, and foolishness, you get that in return. Jesus never modeled that type of ministry and neither did the disciples because it hardly works. And when it occasionally does it produces fear based, judgmental Christians. Jesus showed us a way on how to do it. Why the heck do something different than that, especially when He’s God?

WHAT PERSECUTION IS…

Bill Johnson said of a story from Heidi Baker. She told him that one of their pastors got martyred. “Tongue was cut out so he couldn’t preach the gospel anymore. Hands were cut off so he couldn’t express the love of Christ anymore. His feet were cut off so he couldn’t go and preach and then they cut off his head. Then this man’s cousin drove two hours to get into that village. He came into the village and said, “You can cut out my tongue, you can cut off my hands, you can cut off my feet and a hundred more will follow me, because we are here to tell you that God loves you.” As a result of this moment, he stood their ready to give his life like his cousin did and then that day, 2000 people bent their knee to the name Jesus.”

In that story, it was not the word, but the action that said, “You are more important than me. That’s what love looks like. It’s not some cheap phrase or emotion. Persecution is basically two things. It’s when a person chooses to endure pain, whether emotional or physical, instead of forfeiting their relationship with Jesus. It is also enduring pain to make a statement to the person giving them pain that they are still going to love the person even though the person is hurting them. It’s making the choice to sacrifice your well being so the other person could have it. Love is at the heart of all real persecution.

More about the law that so many Galatians Christians seem to miss

By Mark Rayner

Are we changed by following the law, or by knowing that we are a new creation, saved and reconciled to God? Tell a man he is just a sinner, guess what, that’s what he’ll be. Tell a man he is a new creation, loved of God and saved, guess what, he’ll want to live up to what he is, and it will be that glorious free gift from God that is his motivation.

Galatians 3

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

God Approves of Those Who Believe

You stupid people of Galatia! Who put you under an evil spell? Wasn’t Christ Jesus’ crucifixion clearly described to you? I want to learn only one thing from you. Did you receive the Spirit by your own efforts to follow the laws in the Scriptures or by believing what you heard? Are you that stupid? Did you begin in a spiritual way only to end up doing things in a human way? Did you suffer so much for nothing? I doubt that it was for nothing! Does God supply you with the Spirit and work miracles among you through your own efforts or through believing what you heard?