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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…