Wednesday, 19 October 2016

11 Signs You May Operate as a 'Hater'

I am deeply concerned that in the current tension of world events and election cycles, people do not know how to have relationship with each other. Our interactions seem to become more intense, very reactionary and without much self-control.

It's like we forgot how to talk with each other.

Actually, I'm not sure we ever learned how to communicate well in the first place. Have we become more conditioned to hating on each other or loving others in a genuine way?

The word hate or hater gets thrown around, but do we realize what hate is?

When Jesus used the word "hate," one of the definitions means to "love less." When you become a hater on someone, it's not just about doing something against them; hating can actually be when you do nothing at all. Hating can be actions that are bitter, but hate can also be when you do nothing, in a moment when love is desperately needed.

Every time we withdraw love in opportune moments, we align ourselves with the mindset of hate.

Priest: US election is ‘a choice between two poisons’ – one deadly, one disgusting

Voting in the 2016 presidential election is tantamount to picking between two poisons: a deadly one or a disgusting one that will make you sick, a Catholic priest argues.

Father Christopher Pollard, pastor of St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in the Diocese of Arlington, compared voting in the 2016 presidential election to “a hostage situation in which you, the hostage, will be forced to drink one of two poisons but you get to choose which poison it will be.”

This Christian Woman Was Locked In A Shipping Container And Tortured - Because She Kept Saying The Name Of Jesus

A young Christian woman from Eritrea has described how she was imprisoned in a shipping container, tortured and beaten and starved - all because she refused to stop saying the name of Jesus.

Helen Berhane is from Eritrea, one of the worst countries in the entire world for Christian persecution.

She found asylum in Denmark after spending years locked in a shipping container because she would not deny her Christian faith.

When guards tortured and beat her and told her to stop saying the name of Jesus, she simply sang and spoke more, trying to convert them too.

She was in London today, at a Foreign and Commonwealth Office conference on preventing violent extremism, to tell religious leaders and government officials from throughout the world her horrific story of deadly and relentless persecution - all because of her unshakeable faith.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Church Suffers Crisis Of Confidence Over Murderous Drugs War In Philippines

The Catholic Church in the Philippines is suffering a crisis of confidence in how to respond to the war on drugs that has cost the lives of at least 3,600 drugs pushers and addicts at the hands of police and vigilantes.

President Rodrigo Duterte, a former mayor known as "The Punisher" and who has described the drugs problem in the Philippines as a "pandemic", launched his campaign after his inauguration in June.

Hundreds of thousands of people handed themselves in to avoid being killed for the bounties on offer.

Views That Can Radically Alter Your Christian Belief

When I was a new Christian, I naively thought everyone reads the Bible the same way with virtually one interpretation that all born-again Christians would have. One of the biggest shocks I experienced occurred about six months into my walk with God, when I met a fundamentalist Baptist preacher who was trying to convince me that all Pentecostals were being misled by the devil.

In the years since my conversion, I have been greatly impacted by the power our paradigms or perspectives have in regards to how we read the Scriptures, why we read the Scriptures and how we interpret the Scriptures.

For example, if someone reads the Bible from the perspective of just wanting to have a blessed personal life, they will overemphasize everything in the word regarding God's blessing and apply it to themselves. But they may skirt over some of the conditions of those blessings and vice versa.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Will These 7 Shifts Usher in a One World Government?

Retired Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis warns that seven major global shifts are coming.

"They began in their analysis much like I do with the megatrends I'm pulling out," Maginnis tells Jim Bakker. " ... They talk about game changers and what the world is evolving to."

Are these shifts part of the prophesied one world government?  Watch the video to see!

5 Helpful Questions When Discerning God's Will

I am often asked how to know if the plans we make are God's will for our life.

I'm not referring to which cereal to have for breakfast. For the most part, I think God would simply say choose your favorite and, like a good parent, try to steer you to a healthier option. I'm talking about those life-altering decisions, such as career choice, relationships or decisions requiring huge steps of faith.

Most of us want to do God's will, and yet, as I view Scripture, God seems to give us a tremendous amount of freedom to choose the paths in our life. If you're like me, you're fully capable of making a mistake. I've made many doing things my own way.