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I get a lot of questions about why I have a sign that says â€œDISASTER AREAâ€ hanging on the wall of my office as seen in several of my ministryâ€™s videos.
I follow and participate in many Christian Groups on social media. Occasionally, a post will arise from Muslims contending that Christianity is blatantly wrong and present what they (The Poster) believe to be supporting facts and trick questions from our own Christian Bible to support the claim. I suppose one could turn the Qurâ€™an around on them, but then I would find that inappropriate for a Christian to fight fire with fire. Instead, I have taken to answering the questions they present instead of just reading and denouncing blindly. In my extensive response to a poster, I have proceeded to take on each one of the large barrages of questions they presented with their (Assumed) Christian responses. I present an actual â€œEducated Christianâ€ response.
â€œWhy does God not listen to me when I have tough times?â€ This is a question Iâ€™ve read in several various forms quite frequently lately on social media. I personally have been through many tough times, and I would be lying if I said the same question had not crossed my mind many times before I came to the understanding I have today. God hears everything and sees everything. Actually, he knows what is going to happen long before we can think about it. You may ask, â€œSo why does God not answer my prayers?â€ The country music artist Garth Brooks recorded a great song titled Unanswered Prayers that talks about thanking God for not answering them. Sometimes Godâ€™s best work is not seen right away. Sometimes the smoke needs to clear away after the fire before the repairs can begin.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, Chances are you are stuck at home with this COVID-19 Virus going on just like I am, and I'm sure you can think of a few others that are too. What would Jesus want us to be doing right now? The Author Charles Dickens wrote those words in his 1859 book A Tale of Two Cities. A story of two similar men who had opposite views on the world around them. We are all facing a major crisis right now worldwide with the Novel COVID-19 Virus Pandemic. The impact of this virus is now hitting the United States where I am really fast and hard.
I was recently speaking with a friend who posed an intriguing question. "Is it God's will, or for that matter appropriate for Christians to criticize or scold harshly Non-Believers or those who do differently than the bible says?"
Recently on a Christian Group on Facebook (intentionally kept nameless), I commented in on a heated debate over the origins of Christmas. There was a large portion of people arguing that we should not participate in Christmas Festivities because they are of Pagan Origin and therefore against God. Some of the aspects of these group's conversations identified Santa Claus as Satan and nit-picked the secular and cultural inclusions of the Christmas Season.
My ex-wife had a thing for â€œhaunted stuffâ€ and once upon a time I had an interest in this as well. I
In 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 NLT, The Apostle Paul, writes, "1 I hope you will put up with a little more of my