I see that Billy Graham died today (news article far below). There will no doubt be MANY laudatory tributes to Graham in evangelical Christian and religious circles and even in the secular media. Few people on this planet were as widely revered as Billy Graham over the last sixty years. He was the friend and counselor to American presidents and the face of evangelical Christianity to hundreds of millions if not billions.
But Billy Graham leaves behind an enigmatic and troubling legacy. On the one hand, there’s little doubt that thousands genuinely accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior as a result of attending a Graham crusade or by watching on television. On the other hand, Graham was instrumental in opening the door to ecumenical cooperation and “fellowship” with religious unbelievers, most significantly, with the leadership of the Roman Catholic church. Much of the ubiquitous ecumenical compromise and betrayal of the…
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Every day, someone tries to convince me of something. I’m bombarded with sales pitches for political candidates, ads smearing another person’s integrity, reasons why the toilet paper a baby cartoon bear uses is the best choice for me.
Even though many of these things makes my blood temperature rise to the boiling point, still, and I really hate to admit it, I am convinced either knowingly or on some other subliminal level. The methods of convincing someone of something being truth are finely honed down through the centuries and they work. That’s why there are billions of dollars spent convincing people every single year.
It is a good thing for me to occasionally sit down and toss what I believe into the fire of scrutiny and see what I have left from time to time.
Has the manipulation of others caused me to draw my gaze to the short-sighted…
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STOP GIVING THE ENEMY A VICTORY HE NEVER WON!
Body of Christ, stop playing the victim! Stop giving the enemy a victory that he never won!
I often hear people lament that one of the reasons our public school systems have declined and are declining is because we have allowed prayer to be taken out of schools. I humbly submit to you today…
IF YOU’RE PRAYING AT HOME, PRAYER IS STILL IN SCHOOLS…
IF YOU PRAY OVER AND FOR YOUR CHILDREN, PRAYER IS STILL IN SCHOOLS…
IF YOU’VE TAUGHT YOUR CHILDREN TO PRAY, PRAYER IS STILL IN SCHOOLS…
I wonder how many of the people who complain about prayer being taken out of schools actually teach their children to pray, pray with their children or have family prayer at home.
God gave parents the responsibility to instill the appreciation for prayer in their children, promote a culture of prayer in…
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God will have mercy on whom He will have mercy…why show it to me, Lord?…that is humbling…! \o/
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
I truly love the book from which this…
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Lee Poskey, our fellow WordPress blogger, recorded a Gospel – good news! – video at YouTube. With love and respect he tells it like it is.
Here is where you can find this at WordPress: My video “How to get saved” – on YouTube.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
A scripture blessing for me on this day of my sorrowful affliction! Praises be to God, my Beloved, my Comforter and my Friend~
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
“Affliction has a sting, but withal a wing: sorrow shall fly away.”
HT: Eddie and Kim Fagerstrom,Gleaning from the Puritans Facebook group