|Posted by obsessd on December 25, 2012 at 1:00 AM||comments (0)|
I've seen some of this lately, and sadly to say I've seen it in connection with Christmas this year, the celebration of the birth of the Savior. Some people make a lot of fuss over supposed similarities between Jesus Christ and other so-called gods of the pagan religions that have come before or since the birth of Christ. They say things like,
Other gods supposedly did the same things Jesus did, dying and rising again, so really Jesus is just people taking the same old ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by obsessd on December 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Before I truly came to Christ, there were a lot of things I didn't understand that I thought I did. It's amazing but there are many professing Christians out there who fall into similar traps. How many have heard someone who professes to be a Christian say this:
Oh, I've always been a Christian. I was born one.
I think the root of the problem is that so many people mistakenly identify Christianity as a religion, and not as a relationship with Jesus Christ. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by obsessd on December 1, 2012 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
This will be short, but I thought I'd offer some encouragement. I've noticed that I tend to tell people about Christ only when I see that there's a direct conversational line to Him from what we're talking about, usually because someone asks me. I'm always glad to talk about Him, but I'm shy to just bring Him up. However I notice that it seems I make little progress. I thought I would share this encouragement in case anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation.
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|Posted by obsessd on November 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
I haven't written in a while, but I'm back now with another topic to discuss. This will follow in the vein of a number of others, discussing evangelism questions that may arise potentially when discussing the faith with other people, and attempting to provide answers for those questions. Perhaps you've come across someone saying the following:
The Gospels are all made up. The disciples and Apostles all made this up so they could be in power of a new sys...Read Full Post »
|Posted by obsessd on August 31, 2012 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
Ever heard someone take God's name in vain? Either Jesus Christ used to express disgust, or the title God followed by a curse word? I highly doubt there are many, if any, who have never heard this before. This is called blasphemy, and it's a sin, but how do you explain why it shouldn't be commited, other than "it's wrong"? How do you make the point politely and clearly?
Using God's name in vain is a method of expressing disgust with something. It is replacing a curse...Read Full Post »
|Posted by obsessd on August 10, 2012 at 1:55 AM||comments (0)|
What particularly interests me of late is the Emerging Church movement, and people like them who can deny the necessity of repentance and faith in Christ. They say things like, "You're seeking God in your own way." That may be true, you are seeking God in your own way, maybe. The problem is, while you might be seeking, you're surely not finding.
It's like a game of hide and seek. If you look everywhere except where the person is hiding, you will never find ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by obsessd on May 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
In keeping with last blog's theme of stating obvious things, I wanted to talk on jealousy a bit. It seems like there is a 'double standard' in Scripture that we are held to but God is not. I would like to explain how that's not the case. Perhaps someone has mentioned this to you in some form. Well, here's my best answer to it and you can tell me what you think of it.
It says in Scripture that we are not to covet, that we should not be jealous of what others...Read Full Post »
|Posted by obsessd on May 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
If you live in America, a big thing about the political culture here is our rights. We can be obsessed with them, and perhaps rightly so. However some people seem to feel that Free Will equates to having the right to sin. Obviously this isn't true. It may be stating the obvious in this post, however sometimes the obvious needs stating, so here it goes.
God created us with free will, and therefore with the ability to sin, but He never confered on us t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by obsessd on April 1, 2012 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
I want to start off by saying I'm just posting this as an interesting dream, not claiming it is prophetic. If it is, the Lord hasn't told me. Feel free to tell me what you think of it. I'll just relay this thing step by step. The dream took place about a week ago, but I remember the details very well. I also wrote them down that day.
I was walking in a field with my grandfather when I heard a loud yet muffled boom sound. Imagine what must be a loud clap of thunder, but from...Read Full Post »
|Posted by obsessd on March 14, 2012 at 3:40 AM||comments (0)|
I've not personally heard this arguement, but I anticipate it, I suppose. I can see someone making this claim, so I want to nip it in the bud if at all possible and explain the fallacies inherent in the arguement. It goes like this:
If you're right, my life is a gift from God, and as a gift, I can use it however I want and if God was the loving God you claim He is, He wouldn't punish me for spending the gift He gave me as I see fit.
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