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FREE WILL? YOU CANNOT EVEN KEEP YOURSELF FROM DYING

By Edwin Christiaan | July 30, 2021

King David speaking about God said this,

“You bring our lives to an end just like a dream. We are merely tender grass that sprouts and grows in the morning, but dries up by evening. Your furious anger frightens and destroys us, and you know all our sins, even those we do in secret. Your anger is a burden each day we live, then life ends like a sigh. Psalms‬ ‭90:5-9‬ ‭CEV‬‬

“Though the wicked sprout like weeds and evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

And Job said this,

“You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer.” Job‬ ‭14:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Yes,

“People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.” 1 Peter‬ ‭1:24 NLT‬‬“

They will fade away like a little flower in the field. The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the [...]

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FREE WILL TO DO GOD’S WILL?

By Edwin Christiaan | July 28, 2021

There is no such thing as having free will to do God’s will! Why? Because the Bible says,

“Everything depends on what God decides to do, and He can either have pity on people or make them stubborn. Someone may ask, “How can God blame us, if He makes us behave in the way He wants us to?” But, my friend, I ask, “Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did?” Romans‬ ‭9:18-20‬ ‭CEV

‬‬Jesus told His disciples,

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“You didn’t choose Me. I chose you.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“I chose the twelve of you, but one is a devil. He was speaking of Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, one of the Twelve, who would later betray Him.” ‭‭John‬ ‭6:70-71‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Yes!“

God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son!” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:29‬ ‭NLT

‬‬Therefore, “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

That’s why the [...]

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THE CHURCH SHOULD BE SHARING, GIVING, AND HELPING

By Edwin Christiaan | July 20, 2021

The first church in the Bible book of Acts practiced sharing! These believers were the prime example of how the church of Jesus Christ should be functioning, and that’s not what we see happening today in the churches. Instead, the church is busy teaching the false doctrine of tithing, obligating people to pay 10% of their money income, and charging for everything. How stupid!

Just read for yourself how the first church was sharing with each other, and how the apostle Paul taught the church based on this example of sharing, which brings great blessings!

THE FIRST CHURCH

“All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to SHARING in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” Acts‬ ‭2:42‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“And all the believers met together in one place and SHARED everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and SHARED the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and SHARED their meals with great joy and [...]

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BREAK FROM A BROKEN HEART

By Edwin Christiaan | July 7, 2021

“The Lord hears His people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” Psalms‬ ‭147:3‬ ‭NLT

‬‬Yes,

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalms‬ ‭56:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

But,

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with His comfort through Christ.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:3-5‬ ‭NLT

‬‬In the end,

“God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬

By Edwin Christiaan | July 5, 2021

“I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.” 2. Peter‬ ‭3:3-4‬ ‭NLT

‬‬But Jesus said,

“Look, I am coming soon, bringing My reward with Me to repay all people according to their deeds.” Revelation‬ ‭22:12‬ ‭NLT

‬‬See,

“The world is passing away and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God continues to live forever.” 1 John‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭NASB

Yes!“For this world as we know it will soon pass away.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:31‬ ‭NLT

‬‬“But God has promised us a new heaven and a new earth, where justice will rule. We are really looking forward to this!” 2 Peter‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭CEV‬‬

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