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Hey. I am sorry but I have to get this off my chest right now. I can't help but look at those pictures of Jesus on the internet. That is some really bad photos. They have no life in them and I know Jesus has more heart then that. I am starting to think maybe some people don't really know Jesus at all and only worship in vain or only love him the way he is represented in this world. Especially and in those pictures. I dont think many people have come to know Jesus for who he really is. I am sorry but I do not like those photos cause they misrepresent him and when I look at them there's no life in them at all. Wouldn't it have been better just to not make photos of him at all and just go by his teachings? What is the purpose of them...
I attend a public university and have a choir scholarship there, although I am not a music major. The music director is a Christian and also directs the choir program at a local Methodist church in my town. Today, the director called a meeting for the different university choir classes for some updates, and told us about our next concert near the end of the semester. He said we would be doing a piece called "Considering Matthew Shepard", with the lyrics being a series of poems about the tragic murder of Matthew Shepard, who was killed because he was gay back in 1998.
The director informed us that the concert would raise money for the Matthew Shepard Foundation, an organization which promoted acceptance and inclusion of LGBT people and...
Notre Dame has surely taken a hard turn left.
Notre Dame professors call pro-life activism a ‘white supremacist strategy’
SOUTH BEND, Indiana, February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― After showing students pro-abortion propaganda, two University of Notre Dame faculty members suggested that the pro-life movement is fuelled by white supremacy.
The viewing of the propaganda film Reversing Roe and subsequent discussion was sponsored by Notre Dame pro-abortion student group Irish 4 Reproductive Health, the Gender Studies Program of Notre Dame, and Saint Mary's Department of Gender and Women's Studies.
In a detailed report on the January 22 event, Ellie Gardey of Notre Dame’s Irish Rover newspaper recorded the professors’ jaw-dropping...
I am a college freshman. I was approached by a really nice student a few months ago who was conducting a survey about how different Christians interpreted the Bible. She invited me to attend her Bible study, and I did.
Their purpose in this Bible study is to not focus as much on what each denomination says about the Bible, but instead of assuming or speculating, only interpret the Bible for what it says. We analyze scripture and compare verses in one part of the Bible to another, drawing parallels about recurring parables (like how anytime the Bible mentions weapons and tools, it is talking about the Word, and how anytime animals are mentioned, they represent people/humanity).
My Christian faith is not as strong as I want it to...
Once a person comes to Jesus for salvation and receives the gift of the Holy Spirit nothing can take their salvation away. That person becomes a part of Gods family and will NEVER be turned down or lost (John 6:37-40). They are sealed by the Holy Spirit for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30) and nothing in heaven or on Earth can take their new Birth away. Those who are born again will never be plucked out of Gods hand and are given Eternal life (John 10:27-30).
But what about those who fall away? The Bible gives numerous warnings about falling away. Well a person who has been born again will NEVER leave the faith and those who do were NEVER born again (see 1 John 2:19).
I tell you today and I tell you for an eternity about the...
knowledgable Pentecostals and Charismatics/ other denominations would point out that there are many counterfeits out there masking the real gift.
usually, the Cessationist will use the worst examples out there to rest their case, while the Constitutionalist will point out that the evidence they showed, only showed the counterfeit version of the gift and not the genuine real gift of the Holy Spirit.
For example from what I heard from a Pentecostal, "Speaking in tongues is not weird babblings, but like speaking a fluent language that no one knows" They do not speak the language through their own power.
They would say there are real tongues, and then there is the counterfeit one.
I haven't studied scripture enough to side with...
In the bible people still lived in communities and didn't move around a lot. For them the church was a community too. It was first a local community like a village or a town and second a community of common beliefs and behaviours. When the bible is read it's good to remember that community was the norm both locally because people didn't move from town to town and church to church a lot and theologically because the church was people who all believed in Jesus.
Now it is different because the local community aspect of life has changed. Only some people remain in the same village or town for their whole lifetime. Many move from town to town and from church to church. Because of moving around people lose their community to a degree. Their...
Lately you have been told to put away the Wise Men from your nativity scene because Jesus was about two years old when the wise men arrived to worship Him? Look at these passages again...
(Luk 2:1) And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(Luk 2:2) (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
(Luk 2:3) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
(Luk 2:4) And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David
(Luk 2:5) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
(Luk 2:6) And...