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I truly believe slander is the sin of the modern American church. God has many rods to judge with, not just war, and we are seeing it today.
Kirk Cameron is a wonderful servant of God, whose movie "Fireproof" did so much good for the world. To call him a liberal and works based is simply a lie from hell. To call him greedy and opportunistic is also a lie. You both have committed great sins, "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? (Job 38:2 ESV)
Here is my advice to anyone who wants to be humbled by God, a prayer that He always answers, and so few actually pray it:
"Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!" Psalms 139:23â€-â€¬24
I know a few Italians who regret that hug a chinese thing, let's not beat them over the head with it, instead we need to show love, care, forgiveness, and hope. Every Italian person has lost someone dear during all of this, it's a time of mourning for many, how would you feel if I came to your funeral and paraded all of your sins?
Every society on earth has sinned and condemned the world. This world is ruled by devils, and their demonic powers. It's a kingdom of darkness, with very little light. Be a city that shines on a hill. Go love someone
exactly what's done is done. With Nearly 3 months to prepare for this, you can't blame Bill Gates anymore.
With that said, Osteen is known as a motivational speaker, it's a reputation he rightfully earned, his place is known to give comfortable words to relieve worldly anxiety.
agree or disagree with him, he worked hard to earn this reputation.
What are you known for? Is your pastor/elders approachable? What is the reputation of your church? Joel Osteens congregation tithes a lot of money to him, what percentage of your church tithes? Don't get jealous, get repentant.
Nothing can quench a missionary's burden. In this waiting time, either the desire will grow until it's unstopable, or it will die out. Mission orgs should cater to the former, and ignore the latter.
The article says this: "Some Christians who traveled for mission trips over spring break in early March were left stranded and still have not returned home, including dozens in Guatemala, Honduras, and Peru, which is sparring with the US over whether to let Americans fly back."
If you are a real church, what happened here is a blessing. Why would anyone want to run away from the mission field, especially after all those fundraisers, sob stories, and desperatly trying to pursuade people to send $?
1000 in new york asked to quarantine. This plague will show the world just how "undeveloped" the developed world actually is.
Someone mentioned Psalm 91: "There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." Psalms 91:10â€-â€¬11
But just like the devil who used this during the temptation of Jesus, it's out of context. The Bible was not written to us, but it is written for us. The application of that verse applies to the people it was written to.
"Lord, we have been so ignorant of the suffering of our brethren in Africa, Middle East, India, North Korea, Brazil, Mexico, we have failed to be responsible stewards of the grace of prosperity you had given us. Using it to help us enjoy sin, rather than for your kingdom. God has many rods of chastening, not just war. Give your elect the strenght to glorify you for another day."
Im so sad now, sad because I sent a newsletter to 60 close friends asking them to tell their pastor to pray for me, and only 3 replied with well wishes, but did not actually ask their church to pray.
Yeah I only visit canada once a year, since im abroad most of the time.
Missionaries are chosen on their ability to raise funds, churches only care about their members, congregation is itself sick, and has no time to care, and the healthy are too distracted with click bait headlines.
I think Douglas Fir is really asking for an answer? I would say hold on to the all the doomsday thoughts, this virus is not yet that bad , people are surviving it and moving on with life especially outside of China. At times like these it is best to turn off the Tv, cnn, fox, etc and communicate instead with missionaries who are affected by all of this.
Some good news, my friend who is a local to the epicenter of wuhan, is getting better, no more fever. God is good and can heal! She is lonely though. And many more are recovering according to Internet reports.
I'm still separated from a loved one until march or april, as every foreigner must self quarantine themselves for 2 weeks after arrival, which I won't risk doing.
I'm trying to encourage myself like King David did:
"Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God." (1 Samuel 30:6 NKJV)
no, I'm not in China, I left about a week ago for winter break, but my loved one is, I don't want to share my private details on sermon audio forum because google search picks it all up and it can be seen by all, but you can find out what happened on this link:
Some people wanted an update on my life, I just want to share about my spiritual life, today was the first time I picked up a bible since I arrived home from China. Usually the Holy Spirit gives me joy, but my lack of spiritual food really shows. Finally I had some private time, In my private study, the words of God just jump at me, going through my skin, right into my heart! Just thinking on everything that happened, the people who I talked to, both infected and not, with no will to live, losing all their NBA idols, their nationalism, and the bible answered me and gave me joy and hope!
"All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. Better is a little with the fear of the Lord , Than great treasure with trouble. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred." Proverbs 15:15â€-â€¬17 NKJV
Hi, the media is absolutely not giving the whole picture.
- Yesterday the officials said 5 million escaped through the quarantine, which upset a lot of people who did stay behind.
- Videos of people passing out on the street, inside the hospital, are immediately taken down, and prosecuted. China just doing what china does.
- The feeling of confusion abounds, people simply do not know how serious this is. Pneumonia is treatable with modern medicine, but even common fever reducing medicine like advil aspirin are not available since western medicine is not popular.
I think this will really show the world how poor, dirty and undeveloped China really is.
1. Dirty, there is a garbage dump near me, and people live there. Many of them have the attitude of little children, why move, when it's free housing? Many of my students live in apartments that should be demolished, Being so Thrifty to the point of being unhealthy is a Characteristic many are proud off.
2. Health care. On a normal day you do not want to get sick in china, much less during a crisis. They hate western medicine, and practice traditional chinese medicine. I dislocated my knee in 2010, the ambulance guys laughed at me on the way, took of my pants, and left me for an hour in the middle of the hospital for passersby to stare at me in my underwear! I always see people smoke inside the hospital open door washrooms, and they NEVER wash their hands!
China is an example of to what levels you can retard a society.