Christmas is About Truth and Freedom

Christmas is about Christ; but right after His birth, people dethroned Him and removed Him away from His rightful place as Savior of the world. Songs composed during this season were about food, fun, and Christmas lights. Humanity’s rejection of Christ is best expressed this time of the year such as people’s efforts to reduce Christ’s birth to a Christless feast and holiday.

Christ’s Prayer Philosophy to Ask for Bread Daily

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God is involved in our daily life. He is providing us with everything, from rain to seeds and soil for us to have breakfast the next day. We cannot create a farmland; much less the perfection of nature that we all depended on for survival. The works of our heart and all the organs in our body support that we believe God. Unbelief does not make sense. Rejection of God and His claims are just the side effect of the faith of Adam and Eve in demonic lies. Most of us mock Christ’s claims because of Satan’s doctrine that was embraced by our first parents that we would be like God, knowing good and evil. (cf. Gen. 3:5) The truth is, we don’t know anything about good and evil from God’s point of view. After Adam’s fall, Cain killed his brother Abel. Yes, what people thought as real knowledge of good and evil was just Satan’s taste and standard of what is good and what is evil. Christ taught that the devil is the father of lies and a murderer from the very beginning. We need to trust God through His Son, Jesus Christ, or we would not understand God’s version of right from wrong.

Big Question Requiring an Answer in this Life and Beyond

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 9th, 2020 at 10:03 pm

The Big Question

I want to tell you one thing: we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. What is the truth? The Bible teaches that Jesus is the Truth (cf. John 14:6). If you love the Lord in your heart, it is because you love truth — you love light rather than darkness. It is the big question that demands answer today while we are still alive and able to make a decision: Do we trust wholeheartedly that Jesus Christ is the Truth and that all His claims in the Holy Bible are the truth? The apostle Paul once said: “For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.” Biblically, our Lord is the Answer to all inquiries about life since He is the Truth—He is the only One perfectly knowledgeable about the mysteries and the big questions of life. “I am the vine,” He declared, “you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, FOR APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING.” Where shall we go to get answers if we choose to reject Christ, the Son of God, who is the Truth?

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Christian Hope of Immortality and a Blissful Life in Heaven

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Our belief of a deathless life in heaven is the most remarkable Christian expectation and confidence in this life. Why, because “it has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit.” Our Christian hope of immortality and a blissful life in heaven—in a new, incorruptible body (1 Cor. 15:51-54)—is not mere utopian or quixotic dream. It is a living hope that will always survive with the Holy Spirit watering such seed of anticipation of the forgiven soul. The Apostle Peter called this Christian hopefulness as the living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Trusting God Sincerely & Taking Refuge in Him

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In Psalm 34:8, we find God continually inviting us to His boundless love and grace. “O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Making God your shelter in this life has an added incentive of blessedness. The “Lord is good” if you will just decide to “taste and see” the experience. Sincerely trusting God and taking refuge in Him by faith open the door of Heaven’s blessings. This inwardness we venture to call as faith experience only starts to develop after hearing and meditating upon God’s blessed promises. “For this reason,” wrote the apostle Paul, “we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.” (1 Thess 2:13) Sincerely trusting God, therefore, is only possible if you hear the Word of God and it begins to perform “its work in you who believe.”

Faith Builds the Person, Saves a Miserable Life

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 13th, 2020 at 03:02 pm

Faith Builds the Person

Without faith, human existence would be miserable if not impossible, for in it hangs all institutions of government and society. Without it, no civilization can ever stand. Our banking system, for example, is one organization where people deposit money based on faith alone that when needed it can be withdrawn. Faith, therefore, is our most precious possession as it provides us the reasoned sense of assurance as we confront our doubts and fears. How did you know, for instance, that the guy who took your beloved wife and son to the airport was a professional cabdriver? With faith that all is well with you today, you would have a peaceful harmony with your inner being; and with your incoherent suspicions of life prevented from spreading and conquering your mind and soul. For “faith is the assurance of things hoped for,” according to the Holy Bible, “the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1) It is the eyes of our soul and the root of a happy and peaceful existence itself. Faith builds the person, whereas doubt and skepticism would only lead one to stagnation, hopelessness, and defeat.

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