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All Roads Do Not Lead To God But There Is Hope

June 30, 2017

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The 19th century painting Transfiguration of Jesus by Carl Bloch

Some people state all roads lead to God. However, that is incorrect. The Bible plainly states of Jesus, who is defined as God “Put no other gods before Me.” The Bible makes clear the only Gods that exist are the Holy Trinity of God the Father,  Son and Holy Spirit.

The Bible makes reference to “gods” that are not real, but forbidden idols people created and mislabled “gods.” It is one of the reasons God forbade His people to intermarry with others of non-Bible religions. God knew that a person in love is sometimes susceptible and swayed by the beliefs or lack thereof of their partner. Some men have turned atheist under the toxic nagging of their faithless girlfriends or wives, who belittled their beliefs, regarding their faith in God. It is a massive sin to destroy someone’s faith in God.

Some men have fallen under the influence of women or friends of other religions who, utilizing peer pressure, sway them away from the Faith and into worshiping “idols” some falsely proclaim are “god.” The Bible forbids this, as a massive sin. It is very wrong to turn away from the true God of the Bible. Let no one convince you to do so.

God (Jesus) makes it clear, His blessing is over His people who believe in Him and those who depart from the faith lose the blessings and favor of God. I implore you to return to the true Gods of the Bible – God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. Your blessings in this life and your soul in the next life depend on it. Don’t wait until it is too late, as no one is promised tomorrow. However, through faith in God and changing your ways you are guaranteed heaven.

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Life Is Not Always Fair But Have Compassion On Others

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May 24, 2017

People often maintain the view that life is supposed to be fair. However, life is not always fair. We see tragedies and injustices occur in the world on a regular basis. This is because we do not live in a perfect world. There are some who do the right thing in life and others who do not, which leaves people heartbroken to struggle with the fallout of others’ poor choices.

It brings to mind a Bible phrase, “The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.” Translation: good and bad things happen to good and bad people. Sometimes injustices and tragedy occurs.

There’s another passage that states in life, “He (God) makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” In other words, in life it rains on the good and the bad. Good and bad things happen to good and bad people.

We learn from the story of Job in the Bible that just because bad things happen to someone, it does not mean they deserved it or did something wrong. Job was the most decent person on the face of the earth. The devil hated him for it and sought to destroy Job for being such a good human being.

As a result of this undeserved hatred from the devil, Job lost everything, including his family and became sick (skin sores). Yet, in the midst of it all, his true character came out and it did show Job was indeed a good person.

The next time you see someone going through something, have some compassion.

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Does God Love One Sports Team Or Athlete More Than Another?

July 31, 2016

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Sometimes sports teams and athletes believe their setbacks in sporting events means they didn’t have enough faith and subsequently did not win. However, you cannot hinge your faith on the outcome of a sporting event. If you win, God loves you. If you lose, God still loves you. Sometimes the other guy or girl just played better. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure. At least you’re trying. Every modern athlete has experienced losses at some point or another. It is apart of the game. Enjoy the fact you are in the game at all, get back up and keep trying.

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Mismated For Money (Men And Women Who Date Others For Financial Reasons)

June 22, 2016

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Life can get complicated sometimes. People work to earn a living, but sometimes it is not enough to live the lifestyle they want. People think about financial security and sometimes it leads to poor choices. Sometimes people sacrifice love for money.

Most think women are the only ones who do this, regarding dating and or marrying a man for his money, while not being in love with him. However, there are men who date and or marry women they do not love nor are they attracted to, but go through with it because the woman has a good job or is wealthy and can provide financial security.

It is not right to deceive someone into thinking you are in love with them or love them, when you are only with them for money. You should want more for yourself than that. Nothing beats being in love. It’s great.

However, getting into a loveless relationship or marriage is not worth it, as it will break your heart and you will come to the cold, emotionally painful realization that money can’t buy love or happiness.

Remember, God knows your heart and true intent – and life can take some strange, unexpected turns. Do not go around using people. It will come back to you. Do not sacrifice your happiness, well-being and future with someone you do not love.

I know people this has happened to, who seriously regret dating/marrying someone for their money.

Furthermore, God expects you to marry those in the faith. It is a principle Christians adhere to (Jews and Muslims do as well regarding their respective religions). The Bible says, “Be not mismated with unbelievers.” Yet some Christians are doing this to disastrous results, all because the person is attractive, famous and or wealthy. You’re supposed to date and eventually marry a fellow believer (Christian) you are in love with, of any race, whether they are rich or poor, famous or not.

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WOMEN DATING OR MARRYING FOR MONEY

In one case, a person I know was in love with a guy who didn’t have any money. She adored him though. However, he was broke and that was a problem in her eyes. A man who had just made a million dollars started pursuing her, so she dumped the broke guy.

She went out with the guy that had just made the million dollars, then she married him, though she did not love him. Not long after things began to go terribly wrong. She went through a lot of emotional pain and disappointment and he ended up broke due to career problems and bad investments. It ended in a painful and acrimonious divorce. He realized she did not love him and even fathered children with someone else during the marriage. To make matters worse, the man she had actually loved who was broke, got his act together and became a medical professional who makes a big salary.

Some of you need to learn to work with the people you love, who may not have much now, but you can grow together. Money isn’t everything. Love is more important.

MEN DATING OR MARRYING FOR MONEY

Another case I know of, regarding a man who makes a decent salary, but does not think it will be enough to live the middle class or wealthy lifestyle he wants for the rest of his days, in trying to emulate his millionaire boss. So, he (a believer) sacrificed love by dating a woman (an atheist) he does not love and is not attracted to, whom everyone in his life thinks is wrong for him.

He is quite good looking, where people do not use that term in reference to her (I don’t want to be mean). When they go out, people stare at them like the odd couple for this reason, as he is good looking and that’s not her strong point. He is also well built. In reverse, it is the equivalent of what people call an average looking guy going out with a gorgeous woman – people stare and wonder how it happened and what’s going on (looking at the gorgeous woman wondering if the guy is holding her hostage or something LOL).

People openly wonder what they are doing dating each other. She likes the fact that he is good looking but people are looking at them for the wrong reasons. As stated above, people are wondering and commenting on why they are dating, due to the difference in looks. I don’t like writing about people’s looks, because at the end of the day, we are born looking how we look, beautiful or not and had no input on the matter. However, society looks at these things.

She is also hoping to use him to make money, as he has potential, but to be dating someone he is not attracted to, placing money first, he is showing he does not have enough confidence in himself and his earning ability. She is not rich, but has a fairly decent paying job. She has used her job skills and helped him make money. She also pays for things and at times has given him money. This is how she got him to go out with her in the first place, because as stated above, he is not in love with her nor is he attracted to her and his friends know this.

His friends know he is using her. His friends do not approve of the relationship. His parents worry he is sacrificing his own happiness over money in dating someone they know he does not love nor is he in love with her in any measure.

She, so desperate to cling to this good looking man, has turned it into hero worship complimenting everything he does, right or wrong, which is insincere and dangerous, as at times it leads to him making choices that are not in his best interest. His friends have witnessed this as well. People need others in their lives who tell them the truth for their own good.

He and the woman should have been business associates/friends at most, not lovers. However, to encourage her to continue to help him and to thank her for helping him make a bit of money, he started taking her out and having sex with her, leading her on, which is highly inappropriate, misleading and unethical.

So, this man has been dating this woman for money. However, her job/career is in jeopardy and he is going to promptly leave her when he figures it out, as money is the only reason he is dating her. To complicate matters, after dating her for a while, he started to cheat on her.  To complicate matters even more, recently he fell in love with a woman he met online who is similar to him, as they have a lot in common. However, he wrongly thinks she is broke and wants the modest sum of money he has in the bank. Little does he know she has more assets and money in trust than he and his girlfriend combined. She just pretends to be broke (LOL).

The moral of the story is do not date or marry people for money. It will backfire. It is better to choose a poor person you love than a rich one you do not, because you will end up miserable if you make the choice based on financial security (not to mention, money can go overnight, it’s happened to many).

People also get used to and sometimes grow tired of money, failing to see it as they once did, but you never grow tired of truly being in love. It doesn’t matter what color or country the person you love comes from, but choose them because you love them…not their money.

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Atheists Anger

April 30, 2016

God gives each person free will. This means one can make one’s own choices, which includes whether they want to believe in God. Some atheist rail against and ridicule people for peacefully practicing their religion. It is highly disrespectful and unnecessary. I’ve never understood why some atheists get so worked up, with some becoming sarcastic and ill-tempered towards people who choose to believe in God. Just because someone has a different view from your own does not mean you cannot respect others wishes and be peaceable regarding it.

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Learning To Laugh

February 13, 2016

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Laughter is good for the soul. Not fake, contrived laughter, but the appreciation of genuine humor that creates spontaneous laughs. Learning to laugh in life can do wonders for your outlook and health. It improves your emotional and mental state of mind, promoting wellness. When you are happy, the body releases endorphins.

While trouble will come in life, keep them in perspective. Do not fail to appreciate and hold on to the good in life. By all means, do not ignore reality and the challenges you face. However, realize you can conquer these challenges. They are obstacles you can overcome. We must all confront reality and live our lives in a responsible manner, but don’t let troubles define your mood or outlook.

I don’t believe in letting things get me down for long.  I try to keep an optimistic and cheerful disposition.  I read funny items in books and on social networking. I watch comedies, as well as positive films and television shows, about inspiring people and events. I like to see people positively achieve what is considered the impossible. It puts me in a good mood.

Having a positive frame of mind and immersing myself in good thoughts and ideas has repeatedly done wonders for my soul. I focus on the good things I love in life. It gives me strength and inspiration.

To those who are grieving, try to remember the good. Don’t become a fatalist. Life goes on and we have to as well. Take the good memories with you and move forward.

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12-Year-Old Girl Testifies Before School Board About Rogue Teacher Who Tried To Force Her To Deny God Exists (Video)

October 31, 2015

12-year-old 7th grade West Memorial Junior High school student, Jordan Wooley, had her rights violated by a her teacher, who is an atheist that ordered her to deny God exists or receive a failing grade in school. This was unlawful conduct on the part of her teacher, as each person has the constitutional right to believe in what they choose.  There is also the “separation of church and state” in America, meaning keep your nose out of other people’s religion and let people choose what they want.

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 Woolery was asked to chose what is “fact, assertion or opinion” regarding the sentence, “There is a God.” Woolery marked it as “fact” which is her belief (and mine) and was given a failing grade by her teacher, who had willfully violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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Jordan Woolery testifying to the school board about her teacher trying to force her to deny the existence of God or receive a failing grade

This was a cruel thing to do to a child (or anyone for that matter) as the Bible instructs adherents not to deny God’s existence or the faith. The teacher in question should be fired for trying to force atheism on a student and causing a child distress.  It was arrogant, out of line, highly disrespectful and deserves to be addressed in a court of law. Said misconduct deserves to be legally struck down in court to avoid repeat occurrences. If you want to deny God’s existence, that’s your business. However, trying to force a child to do the same or you will abuse your post as teacher to punish them is unethical, unbecoming and going too far.  Children are in school to learn. Do not bring unpleasantness, discrimination and bigotry into the classroom.

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Goals: Making The Impossible Possible

September 30, 2015

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Having dreams and goals in life is very important. Visualizing the goals in your mind and writing them down is a great way to obtain focus and clarity regarding your path of action.  There is nothing wrong with being a dreamer. Some of the top inventors and scientists in world history, who changed humanity for the better were dreamers that sought to make the seemingly impossible possible.

The bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. However, do not let that deter you. Remain focused and work towards your goals everyday. Have faith in God and make the best of all the resources you have in your life. With faith and perseverance you can achieve your goals.

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The Power Of Prayer

May 31, 2014

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Prayer is powerful. By God’s grace miracles have happened to many who have told stories of the great things God did in answering their prayers. I can attest to this. I’ve prayed for sick people, some who were on death’s door, even administered last rites and God graciously answered and they did not die.

I believe prayer is important. God is never too busy to hear the cares and concerns of your heart. Praying for guidance is also important.  There are so many important decisions to make in life and praying for guidance regarding things such as who to date, marry, what job to take and what city to live in, among other things, is important.

God can open the right doors for you and close the wrong ones, if you pray for guidance. If you have no peace in your heart and soul about a decision, it is probably for a reason. Pray for God to guide you into making the right choice lest you make a choice that  isn’t what’s best for you.

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The Perils Of Dating Or Marrying Outside The Faith

January 31, 2014

Be Careful Of Relationships And Love Interests That Lure You Away From The Faith And God’s Blessings

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Falling in love can be a powerful thing. Sometimes you think it’s love, when it’s lust and infatuation wreaking havoc on your hormones and emotions. Some are so taken with how their love interest looks, they overlook blaring problems in their relationship.

Most people want to date and or marry someone they deem gorgeous, as physical attraction is apart of love. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, being pretty on the outside, but ugly at heart is not good or desirable.

Some relationships are not of God. People sometimes try to force relationships that God never intended. All the signs are there that you two are not compatible and there are significant differences, but focusing on looks, you overlook serious flaws.

God is sending you warning signs that there is trouble ahead, but you’re not paying attention, trying to make something fit that was not meant to be. Stop trying to make a dating relationship work with a person not of the faith that God never intended you to be with.

The Lord would not put you with an unbeliever or someone trying to lead you into another religion. God would not give you someone doing that. As a dating principle, the word of God instructs, “Be not mismated with unbelievers.” This means not dating and or marrying people who are not of the Christian faith, as it is a Bible principle.

There are many examples of believers who have fallen in love and gone off with people who are not Christians and it led to heartbreak, trouble, contention, strife, regret and them straying from their principles and beliefs, to their own detriment.

God put his blessings over your life, do not jeopardize that over a good looking face, with a faithless heart. That’s not God’s plan for your life. God would never do that, as it goes against His word (the Bible). You’ve been lead astray by physical attraction. That’s not real love.

What seemed passionate and exciting at first, becomes a nightmare when the non-Christian you are dating then marry, starts disrespecting and belittling your beliefs and discouraging your hopes and dreams.

Significant problems will arise when they start asking you to compromise what you believe (to suit them). And don’t think you will change them, because you won’t. It will not end well.

Some of you are dating people not of the faith, whom you will marry and they will end up leading you away from the faith and straight into disaster.

God has loved you since you were born. Do not abandon the faith over a pretty face or handsome man, as looks fade, but what’s in the heart never does.

In 10-years (or less) their looks will begin to change (as does everybody’s) and you will be in a marriage that is supposed to be for life, with someone you are not compatible with and the very thing you married them for, their looks, have begun to fade.

Make sure you marry a Christian and one you are truly in love with. To do otherwise will wreak havoc on your marriage and life. When you love and are compatible with someone,  bonded by the faith, even as time goes by, you will still love them. That love will grow. These are the marriages that last.

What happens when you marry a person not of the faith and they try to take over your life and change you into something you are not, wanting you to become something you are not comfortable with. Do you know how aggravating, distressing and upsetting that has been for Christians who have experienced this.

What happens when your faithless significant other tries to raise your children as atheists, to their detriment. What happens when your significant other of another religion tries to raise your children in that religion, rather than Christianity, to their detriment.

The word of God indicates all roads do not lead to God. Are you willing to risk your spiritual well being as well as that of your future children, by marrying someone not of the faith, who will unquestionably try to change your beliefs, offending God in the process.

How will you feel when the person raises your children as unbelievers, instilling pessimism and lack of belief in your offspring. What about your future children’s souls. You should want better for your future children. A life of hope and faith, rich in love, is priceless. It nourishes the soul.

It is and will be the source of arguments and contention, causing you unnecessary pain and frustration in life, all over a physical attraction to someone who is at odds with your faith and the God that made you.

Anyone who would lead you away from the faith doesn’t care about your beliefs or soul nor do they respect you as a person. God would never put you with that person. You are in lust and it is clouding your judgement.

What happens on the other side after you leave this life. What will you tell God regarding having left the faith over an ill-fated relationship He never intended. If you have left the faith, I encourage you to return, as once again, the Bible indicates all roads do not lead to God (only Jesus).

If you are in a dating relationship with a non-Christian, I recommend you end the relationship. It’s going to lead you down a road of regret, as many have found out the hard way.

Pray and ask God to send you the one He intended for you and to confirm it to you in your heart and mind. God does have someone for you. He knows who you are most compatible with, who will compliment you and bring out the best in you. God knows who you will be happiest with – the person who is your ideal mate.

However, God is not going to force His plan for your life on you, as He has given you free will. Choose wisely, as it is important to your life and soul and future of your family.

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