What Does God Say About Terrorism?

Before we can fully understand what God has said about terrorism, we must first understand what it is. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines terrorism as: “The systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.” So, terrorism includes ISIS’s worldwide campaign of random acts of violence to create fear in the world, as demonstrated this past week in Spain. On a national level it is defined by the testimony of a Google employee fired for his criticism of what he perceived as work place terrorism. He personally felt the culture of shame and coercion, which is being used to silence dissenting opinions within the company. Everyday, people in our country experience the household ter

What Does God Say About The Stresses Of This World?

“We live in a world overrun by stress. Global urbanization, competition and the spread of technology have created a world in which access to information has become an obligation and necessity. People are now held accountable for their actions and whereabouts 24/7 and they are losing both their privacy and down time.” This is the opening paragraph in an article by Paul Huljich. For the complete article go to: http://www.stresspandemic.com/blog/news/stress-in-the-world-today Paul and I agree on this subject. When I was growing up in the 1950’s, my grandparents had much harder lives, however, their lives were nowhere near as stressful. They had down time daily and were nearly stress free o

What Does God Say About Prejudice?

Dictionary.com’s first definition for prejudice is: “an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.” So, prejudice is an opinion formed without thought or reason. Let’s look at a few verses on reasoning and thoughtful action: Is 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Prov 4:26-27, “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Is God asking us to think and reason before we form opinions and act on them? Each of us

Why Is Reasoning With God So Important?

Some of us aren’t afraid to question or challenge the Bible – but most Christians usually are. God says He wants us to “reason” with Him, Is 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” But what does “reasoning” really mean, and why is it so important? Merriam-Webster defines reasoning as: “The process of thinking about something in a logical way to form a conclusion or judgment; the ability of the mind to think and understand things in a logical way.” Faith, of course, is important, Heb 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence

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