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Faith and spirituality in a modern world

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Adolf Hitler’s warning from God not to start a war

Mountains in Austria.

It would appear that God did draw a line in the sand and Hitler made a conscious decision to proceed with his plans.
The facts come from a documentary “The Nazis: A Warning From History – Hitler’s Path To War”

Baptism meaning – Problematic in practice

Baptism methods, river, font and baptistry

Baptism meaning: There are different ways of getting baptised and this subject has caused a lot of conflict between different Christian groups. This post looks at this dilemma. I had to learn a lesson many years ago involving water baptism and I want to pass this on to you…

Jesus Speaking Prophet Part 3

Speaking out God's words.

Early in the Bible God speaks about the coming Messiah (Jesus): “I will put My words in His mouth, and He will tell them everything I command Him.” Does that ring a bell with Jesus Speaking? Yes, He said: My teaching is not My own. It comes from Him who sent Me.”…

Who is good?

A medal to reward an outstanding achievement .

Who is good? The young man thought he was good and approached Jesus, and asked: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” What a good question! What must WE do to receive eternal life? We are bombarded with how to get a happy life now by all the TV ads etc. But who should we ask about heavenly, eternal things?…

[6] The Holy Spirit and living a godly life

Snow on branches representing a pure life.

The older, more technical term for living a godly life is sanctification.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit does help to promote a godly life, but it is not ‘sanctification’ itself.
The church at Corinth…

God’s purposes for my life

A Whale leaping out of the water.

In looking at the subject of ‘God’s purposes for my life’ it is really good to remember that: Throughout history the Lord has always desired to have someone, or a group of people, or a nation, to be His people or spokesperson. So very early on, He chose individuals, like Noah and Abraham, etc.
Then later He gave His Laws to Israel and He sent them prophets…

[2] Unity: United around Jesus’ teachings.

The word unity over the Bible.

The whole essence of a Christian is that we follow Jesus Christ, and this involves obedience.
Someone who doesn’t belong to God, doesn’t understand God’s teachings and they don’t want to obey the Lord’s commands.
But Christians unite around these teachings.
Unity is important among Christians, and Christians are those who have a desire to obey all of God’s teachings….

Jesus the King Part 2 Hate without reason

Cavalry charging into battle.

We see from the second Psalm, a war going on, and the battle field is the Earth.
Basically, this huge mass of people, including nations, and rulers, are rebelling against the Lord and His Anointed One – that is Jesus Christ.
They are opposing the Kingdom…

[11] Have we got a sweet smelling life?

Incense rising up creating a sweet fragrance.

Have you noticed the difference in how God is described before the Flood and then after the Flood?
Before the Flood:
“He was grieved in His heart that He had made man.”
After the Flood:
He smelt the sweet fragrance.” …

[9] The Day of the Lord is to be a separating day

A group of people - some will be taken, others not.

“two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.” Matthew 24:40
It was also a separating day when Noah and his family went into the Ark and got spared, but all the others were destroyed.
What hideous crimes were they doing to warrant such action?
Jesus tells us that they were eating, and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage.
Surely these are everyday things?…