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The Gender Recognition Act and the Reprobate Mind

“26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving into themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
~Romans 1:26-27
            Recently, I learned about a bill passed in California, the Gender Recognition Act. According to this bill, people can change their legal gender status. Not only that, but a new option was added: nonbinary. Now, not only can people choose their gender, but there is an ability to avoid gender altogether! Male. Female. Nonbinary. Let that sink in. Read the act for yourself here.             When I started my bible study today, I was not expecting to comment on this. But in all honesty, I am very upset. I get to watch America destroy itself, instead of rebuking its sin. This is just one of many…

Is Something Missing?

Please take a moment to stop thinking of everything and leave everything alone, and focus on this one thing. Please look inside yourself—into your heart—because I have a question for you: do you feel like you are missing something on the inside? What I mean is, does it feel like you are lacking something in your life that you so desperately want, but you cannot find? Maybe you have thought of this before, or maybe you have not. Either way, take a moment and think about this question.                    For me, I did not consciously know I was lacking something, but I found something that made me feel more complete than anything in the world has. I found Jesus Christ, and I am telling you the truth that he is the only thing that can make you whole. You may think I am crazy, and you may be right, but I cannot tell you of how many times I have heard this to be true in so many different lives, and once I found Christ, there was this feeling inside of me that there was …

Noose

He hid his face from all who surrounded him. His spirit broken—torn in two by the brutal attacks: sometimes adjectives, sometimes fists. Finally he became tired of it all. It was time to end the pain. The noose was ready, and so was the chair. Numb and without a tear, he felled the chair, and hung a foot from the ground. He kicked, he squirmed, he struggled to breath, and he regretted his decision. His life was over. The boy was only fourteen and he never experienced love, never had a job, never had a wife, and never lived. He now hung lifelessly. It was only later that evening, when his mother returned home from work to find him dangling. From her eyes came a river of sorrow polluted by regrets of not being there enough. She thought that only if she paid more attention to her only child he would still be here. Lucky enough for her, and lucky enough for her son, he did no go through with it. He planned to carry out his death and had everything ready to go, but he met a girl who showed hi…

Jesus Is

Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is the bread of life. Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ. He was born of the Virgin Mary, and is God in the flesh. Jesus is the Lamb of God whose blood was shed on the cross for the sins of man, as prophesied in Isaiah chapter 53, saying,

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Jesus is our Lord and Savior. He is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by him. Through Jesus we can find the straight and narrow path which leads to Heaven which is set apart from that broad road that leads to destruction, which the world follows.

Jesus is the reason that we can be satisfied with our lives. He has the ability to fill that void that is within all of us which cannot be filled by drugs, nor alcohol, no…

Why Am I a Christian?

I want to answer a very basic question today: “Why am I a Christian?”

First and foremost, it is not because I was raised to be a Christian. I admit I went to church when I was very young, but I stopped going when I was about ten. But even during the time that I went to church I didn’t think much, if any, about God. But when I finally became a Christian, it was not because I was forced. It was a choice.

When I was about five, I remember playing in my front yard. While I was playing, I felt a hand on my right shoulder. I turned around to see that no one was there, and the feeling of a hand on my shoulder was gone. I was left with a numbing feeling of security and love. Then, ten years later, after I became a Christian, I was thinking about that time I felt that hand on my shoulder and I felt it again in the exact same spot. It was a human hand pressing down. It was comforting, it made me feel secure, and it let me know I was loved. That hand on my shoulder said to me, “I am here.” That…

Avoiding the Sign

I don’t open my mouth because I don’t know what to say. At the same time, I don’t know what to pray. Although I live each day, I feel like I’m dreaming up a nightmare. A nightmare where the world is lost. And everyone has to pay their own cost. And that everyone includes me. How foolish of me to think I can see.
The future I cannot see; I don’t really know who to be. Because I see a sign that says, “Welcome to Hell.” Hell isn’t where I ever want to dwell.
I have sinned, and I will continue to do so. My spirit right now is so heavy and low. Sooner or later I always call your name, Without you, Lord, I’d go insane.
I’d go insane because I don’t have anything to gain, But I have plenty to lose. I never one to lose you. I’ve already pushed everyone and everything else so far away from me.
I don’t know how to feel anymore I said I’d do better, are you keeping score? Because I lost count a long time ago. And I’m just afraid that I will wind up below.
I imagine myself in the pits of Hell, g…

Explaining Matthew 10:34

Matthew 10:34 (KJV) states,
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword.
            For most people, this is a very troubling thing to read in the Bible. People tend to immediately assume the worst. But in order to truly understand what this verse is saying, we must look beyond the words. Jesus often spoke in parables to get his point across.
            Looking back at the creation of man, we were created with one key component that makes peace a very hard thing to acquire: free will. We all have our own pattern of thinking, and free will gives us the option to believe the truth, and to follow the truth. So when Jesus said, “…but with a sword,” that did not mean that he was here to slay anyone—it means that each and every day will be a battle, specifically for Christians. Christians will suffer struggles and persecutions for their faith, especially in a world like today. In saying that, Jesus couldn’t bring peace on Earth, unless he inf…