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Soldiers for Christ
2 Timothy 2:1-4
Today's passage is from Paul's letter to Timothy. The apostle encourages the young man—and, by extension, every believer—to face difficulty as a good soldier. The military term "soldier" implies that we are in a battle. And in fact, the combat started before Adam and Eve's lifetime.
We see the first evidence when almighty God, who had created all the celestial beings, nevertheless allowed Satan and other angels (thereafter known as "demons") to rebel against Him. They established their own kingdom and waged war with the Lord.
Later we see this strife extend to all humankind.
Pick a sideThis is just going to be a rant about something that has been on my mind for a while.More Like This
I keep hearing people, religious or atheists, say "You have to pick a side. Picking a side is important. Are you religious or atheist? Picking a middle way like agnostic is cowardly"
You want to know what side I'm on? I'm on the side of I want state and religion to be separate and for it to otherwise not matter.
It's usually people who come from countries where religion still has a big hand in law who feel strongly about this, and I can understand why. Where they come from it is important, but the entire world isn't like that. In the part of the world I come from it doesn't matter if you're religious or not.
You don't want the abortion because of your religion? Fine, no one is going to force you, but if you do, you can have it. You don't want to get married in a church or have your child baptized? Fine, we'll take care of that at the City Hall. You're gay and want to get married in a church, but
Godly Relationships 51: Defend Your BeliefsIf you're willing to stand up for the things you believe in, you'll make better choices, and you'll build stronger relationships. But if you're one person on Sunday morning and a different person throughout the rest of the week, you'll be doing yourself a big disservice.More Like This
The moment that you decide to stand up for your beliefs, you can no longer be a lukewarm, halfhearted Christian. And, when you are no longer a lukewarm Christian, God rejoices.
So stand up for your beliefs. Remember this: in the battle of good versus evil, the devil never takes a day off...so neither should you.
Godly Relationships 56: Cruel PeopleFace it, sometimes people can be cruel. And when people are unkind to you or to your friends. you may be tempted to strike back in anger. Don't do it! Instead, remember that God corrects other people's behaviors in His own way, and He doesn't need your help. Remember that God has commanded you to forgive others, just as you must sometimes seek forgiveness from them.More Like This
So, when other people are cruel, as they most certainly will be from time to time, what should you do?
1) Politely speak up for yourself, and for people who can't speak up for themselves.
2) Forgive everybody as quickly as you can. (Hardest step)
3) Leave the rest up to God.
4) Move on with your life.
Our faith is not a blind faithHave you been bombarded with these kinds of accusations and questions?More Like This
Theres nothing that can prove that God exists
Are there any facts that can prove your religion?
I will give you another fact:
The book of Daniel was written in the VI century b.C. and he tells us about the dream that Nebuchadnezzar had.
"You, O king, were looking and then, there was a single great statue; that statue, which was large and of extraordinary splendor, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was awesome.
The Statue. "The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.
The Stone. "You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from