Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Freedom - what is it


Freedom

To millions of people, this is the one word they would love to enjoy! So many governments and religions refuse to give the people true freedom.

In many peoples’ minds, ‘freedom’ is the idea of liberty to choose a good education, freedom to travel, freedom to associate with others, freedom of religion, freedom in marriage, freedom of speech, freedom to choose employment  etc

Others call for freedom to please oneself and let loose the passions and purposes of the natural human nature. Some young people strive for the opportunity to try the pleasures of the world. They want to go fast, try drugs , eat and drink anything, to be free of parental restraints – to do as they please.
Freedom without moral restraint is the recipe for disaster. Freedom without the power to choose right is sure to fail.

I plan to write some articles on this subject, so I invite all my readers to subscribe to the blogsite.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Genuine?


The most important test of reality


In 2 Corinthians, the command is given –
“examine  yourselves to see if your faith is genuine”

Looking for what ?   - to know if Jesus Christ is in you.

Many practise religion, but that is not ‘Christ in you’

In another Bible place it is written “we pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him”
It sounds just like the words of the Lord just before He died: “When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I am in you!” (John 14)

John the Apostle wrote; “By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us His Spirit.”  

On our part it is faith in Jesus Christ the LORD.
On God’s part it is the gift of the Holy Spirit that regenerates our spirit to know and love the LORD.
This is the true relationship God intends for everyone.

Do you pass the test  -  if not, repent now of sin and believe the Good news of Jesus Christ coming from heaven, dying for our sins, and risen from the dead, is alive at God’s right hand. According to His promises you can now become a child of God, with a very close relationship with Him through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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