Heartsick boy asks Pope Francis if his atheist dad is in heaven…

I ONCE WAS LOST

What the pope says…

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/04/26/heartsick-boy-asks-pope-my-dad-heaven/553844002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

What the Word of God says:

2 John 1:9

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Matthew 7:21-23

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:…

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Why Ireland Must Keep The 8th Amendment

Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - Christiana on the narrow way


Proverbs 6:16-17 

NKJV

16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood. . .

Proverbs 24:11-12 

11 Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
12 If you say, “Surely we did not know this,”
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?

Proverbs 31:8

Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.


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The Church Is To Be Salt

Still They Speak

“…it is the churches which regulate the pulse of the nation. They act as the ‘salt’ upon the corporate body, and when their ways please the Lord, He gives them favour in the eyes of those round about them. When the Holy Spirit is unhindered, His power is manifested, not only in calling out the elect, but in subduing sin in the non-elect and by causing the machine of state to support godliness, as was more or less noticeably the case a hundred years ago. But when error comes into the churches and discipline is relaxed, the Spirit is grieved and His power is withheld, and the evil effects of this become more and more apparent in the country by a rising tide of lawlessness. If the churches persist in a downward course, then the Spirit is quenched and ‘Ichabod’ is written over them, as is the case today. Then…

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Are We Getting It Wrong About the Damascus Prophecy?

The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. -Isaiah 17:1

Many are saying, and I’m one of them, that soon Damascus will be a ruinous heap. I imagine, though this is not in the scriptures, that Russia, Iran and Turkey will gather together to shoot nuclear bombs at Israel to wipe her out and God’s hand of protection will intercept causing those bombs to fall on Damascus.  But in this post by Bill Wilson is a challenge to our prophetic leaning concerning Damascus:

The context of Isaiah 17 is judgment on nations that come against Israel, beginning with Assyria in Chapter 9 and continuing with Palestina, Moab, Ethiopia, Egypt, Shebna, and Tyre through Chapter 24. The phrase “In/At that day” is mentioned no less than four times in this short chapter of 14 verses. This phrase is an indicator for the Day of the Lord, meaning when the Lord returns to judge the nations that came against Israel. Verse 7 says, “At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.” Verse 11 speaks that the harvest shall be a day of grief and of desperate sorrow. Context is key. It’s dangerous to take just one verse and develop a scenario or doctrine around it. In Syria, we are seeing prophetic movement, but we will know when God fulfills the prophecy. It will be clear. The Daily Jot

What is the day of the Lord?

(be patient with this video-it has some interesting things to say about the recent US led bombings near Homs and Damascus!)

“I never knew you…”

Does any one else feel like…

Yes, oh, yes…

I ONCE WAS LOST

…crying for the country? For the world? Those putting so much energy into trying to make this world a “peaceful place”?  I was in our kitchen doing dishes and 1/2 listening to the news and this over whelming sadness came over me  😥

There is only ONE WAY to have peace in this world while we are journeying through~ JESUS. That’s it! This world will never be at TRUE peace until the Prince of Peace returns. Until then we as Born Again Believers -individually-can be at peace! SO THANKFUL FOR THAT PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING!

LORD, May those that do not know You right now start seeking TRUE PEACE found only IN You through Jesus!~In Jesus Name Amen and Amen

❤ ❤ ❤

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Poem

Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - Christiana on the narrow way


My sister in the Lord, Beth, who blogs atI Once Was Lost, recently shared this poem in a comment. It’s both true and beautiful. Thank you, Beth!

Yellow Pink Rose Flower by Emilian Robert Vicol from Com. Balanesti, Romania

The Rose

It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God’s design,
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I,
The flower God opens so sweetly,
In my hands would fade and die.

I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?

So I’ll trust Him for His leading
Each moment of every day
And I’ll look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.

For the pathway that lies before me
My heavenly Father knows

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