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I have been praying for guidance/direction about a major area of my life (career guidance)for a long time, but I never get any indication of what direction to go, or anything. I try to wait and pray, and pray some more, and plead every day but honestly I get feeling like its just lies or something. I know that isn't true, but I don't know how long one is expected to wait with nothing. This is something I've struggled with for about 10 years. I've read and researched different possibilities over and over again, but I do not want to just dive into something without any indication, as this is what I did before years ago, and it got me nowhere. I know people ask "well what do you want to do?" and honestly I don't even know...
First of all it all begins with Satan's falling from God's grace due to his belief he could become as great as God. So he and one third of all the angels who sided with Satan were all dismissed from God's grace and became His enemy.
The next step was that of the early creation following Adam and Eve, humanity had increased considerably and the daughters of men attracted some of Satan's angels, who then left heaven to come and select any of them as wives for themselves.
The Bible calls these angels, sons of God, found in Genesis 6:2 and 4, who had children by them, that were huge giants, the Bible calls Nephilim, which is the Hebrew name for giant.
That horrible development by Satan to derail God's plan for a Savior to come through...
What is everyone’s opinion on smoking weed? I have suffered from bad anxiety for years and it’s only gotten worse this past year. It’s staring to turn into depression. I found that weed is the only thing that calms me down. I only smoke it maybe twice a week but it relieves my anxiety so much and I feel like I can live a normal life again. I think it’s better than living off of pharmaceutical meds that make you a living zombie. I also work in the medical field and truely believe that all pharmaceuticals are poison for your body. To me weed is safer and natural.
My name is Krystal and I am a Christian mom of three who is currently going through a divorce with my unbelieving narcissistic husband who abandoned and walked out on me. I was wanting to see if anyone else on here had some of these same struggles. I am finding it very difficult to let him go. I have been in counseling for four months now and have even been told by my pastor and his wife that I am free from him once the divorce is final but I am very upset that I cant make it work. I miss him most everyday even though he was extremely self centered and persecuted me for being a Christian sometimes, he said I threw my religion in his face. He has filed for divorce twice and left me four times in the last year but last year when he filed...
The question naturally assumes it refers to the man of sin of the end-times often called the Anti-Christ with a capital "A". Is he a European leader? Or a Jewish politician? I understand those thoughts but want to redirect our thoughts to another consideration.
John said in his epistle:
1Jn_2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
Even now there are many antichrists.... this is where my thoughts are leading. Nor am I thinking of types of antichrist such as Antiochus Epiphanies who butchered a pig on the altar of the temple.
John defines how he is using the word, "antichrist", for us.
First decree to rebuild the temple: Cyrus, in Ezra 1:1-4, in 539 B.C.
Second decree to rebuild the temple: Darius, in Ezra 6:6-7, in 522 B.C.
Third decree to rebuild the temple: Artaxerxes, in Ezra7:11-26, in 457 B.C.Fourth and
Fourth and only decree to rebuild Jerusalem, the walls and the streets. By Artaxerxes in his 20th year of reign, in Nehemiah 2:1-6, in 446 B.C.
Which confirms the prophetic starting time of the 70 Weeks prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27.
Destruction of Solomon's temple was in 586 B.C.
The second temple was completed in the 6th year of the reign of Darius, in 516 B.C., 70 years after the destruction of Solomon's temple in 586 B.C.
The decree by Artaxerxes to rebuild Jerusalem, the walls and the streets, came in...
I'm talking to a person the other day. At one point in the conversation I state: "You know, my biggest struggle is learning to love others AS myself". This person says to me, "Mike, that SO SAD".
I think back upon the conversation and kind of laugh. Not because it's 'ha ha funny', but it's SO SAD that if I didn't laugh I'd have to CRY.
For this 'person' has obviously deluded themselves to the extent that they have convinced themselves that they DO 'love other as themselves'. Truthfully? I have NEVER met such a person.
Yeah, some people 'pretend' better than others, but the TRUTH is: I have NEVER MET an individual that loves others as themselves.
I have met people that HATE others as they HATE themselves.
But my point is the...
I thank God for all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the US armed forces. They make many sacrifices, and I believe God has often used their service and sacrifices . . .
For a Good Cause
A day may come when our Lord temporarily allows evil forces and governments to dominate the entire planet leaving no relatively safe haven for righteousness and truth until Christ returns. But that day has not yet come. Over the last 75 years, God has three times used the US...
The Church is absolutely unnecessary.
Hi everyone. I'd like to start a debate with regards to the necessity of church worship.
I am of the opinion that aside from enhancing your social life and having a sense of community, a church is absolutely useless. If a church becomes responsible for providing food for the needy and shelter from the homeless, then it's a different story. However, outside of those things, it is absolutely and utterly useless.
Sometime in the late medieval period, a group of Christians, who later became known as "mystics", absolutely rejected church worship and took to worshiping God their own way. This to me is brilliant. God, after all, is a personal God who resides in our hearts. There is no practical use for a...