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the Greatest Love Story

Posted: February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Is it ok for Christian to celebrate Valentine’s Day?  The history of Valentine’s Day is riddled with tales of kings signing off on letters with my dear valentine, Greek mythology of flying babies drawing two people together with the shot of his love arrow, or pagan rituals and martyred saints who only crime was making a way for Christian to get married.  That which transcended in to what we know today as the commercialized version of Valentine’s Day; cards, candy, and flowers. 

While none of these stories in history neither amount to anything good or has so many holes no one knows what to believe.  Celebrating this day can be romantic and entertaining, but let us not forget the greatest historical document of love The Bible.  The Bible is a book full of true, tested, accurate accounts of love stories that is still unfolding as we speak.   Jehovah God showed love for a father one morning when he asked this father, who would go on to become the father of many nations, to sacrifice his son.  As we read this story we gasp and ask what kind of a loving God would ask such a thing?  We would later find out the very God that ask Abraham to kill is son is the same God that sent his son Jesus to die on a cross for the sins of mankind.  Unlike Abraham son who did not suffer the same fate as Jesus actually had to die that we might live.  This is the greatest love story to every actually take place.

This same love that I just spoke of is the very fabric Gad is made of, 1 John 4:8 says God is Love. We are required to live with this same love; Matthew 22:37 say Love the Lord with all your heart soul and mind.  The story of a dying savior you can find that in John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son so that we may not perish but have everlasting life. There is one more scripture that resonates with us on this day.  Ephesians 5:25 Love your wife like Christ love the church.  Happy Valentine’s Day.

 

  

             

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UnBiblical Like Conduct

Posted: February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Jehovah’s Witnesses would have you to believe that in some weird unbiblical Pharisaic way that playing sports or being part of a sports team somehow will take you away from God.  They hinge this endocrinal doctrine on 1Ttimithy 4:8 which has nothing to do with joining a sports team read it and you will see.  I ask what better position to place yourself in than a job that pays you to travel all over the world and provide you with a platform and resources to further the kingdom.  They would have you to believe sports encourage cheating and putting yourself ahead of everyone else.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Sports organizations are cracking down on athletes who use enhancing drugs and stripping them of their medals.  In every team sport known to man it has taken a team to win the game.  There are athletes who can play the game exceptionally well but even they need a team to win.  While sports do take a lot of dedication and ask you to put a lot of time in, taking you away from God I think not.  Walking with Christ is an everyday all day thing, it’s a life style.  He is not someone you go hang out with after school.  He is not a childhood friend.  He is like a vital organ; you wouldn’t leave home without your heart would you? Neither should a Christian athlete start a game or practice without the very one who has able you to play that sport. 

 

                The truth is we are in this world not of this world.  While the world may encourage cheating to get ahead, no one matters more than me, God can have my Sunday mornings, but Christians are of a godly nature and we know to put Christ first in all we do. Had the Jehovah’s Witness would have read the first verse of that chapter they would have found themselves. Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and giving doctrines of the devil. it is not the sport that’s the problem but the character of the one playing the sport.