Judgement is a subject that raises many issues among God’s people because, on the one hand, we are to make judgements and on the other hand, we are not to judge. Sometimes it’s a struggle to get the balance between those two. But God has given humanity the ability to make sound and reasonable decisions, to evaluate and to form conclusions. The apostle Paul states this: “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the … [Read more...] about Are Acts of Violence God’s Judgement?
If there has ever been a group of people that are called upon to use their minds, it is the followers of Christ who have chosen to live His way of life. When I say, “use our minds”, I don’t mean human reasoning or logic; there is to be an emphasis on teaching, thinking, and understanding. Many religious systems are devised by men, who very often downplay teaching in favor of rituals. To them, rituals and traditions are what is most important. But true faith requires that we use our … [Read more...] about Digital Distraction
In our relationships with each other, we tend to assume a certain reality that is quite different from the full truth of a matter. So, when misunderstandings occur, our assumptions have the potential of erecting barriers in our relationships without realizing it. This major barrier to proper relationships is our proclivity to make assumptions to “unchecked perceptions”, often leading us to jump to incorrect conclusions. It probably wouldn’t be a prolonged mental exercise to think about our … [Read more...] about Examining Our Assumptions