OVERCOMING ADVERSITIES BY FAITH IN CHRIST

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True Christianity is about struggle or warfare “against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness.” (Eph. 6:12) This paper, “Overcoming Adversities by the Power of God,” deals with trials and sufferings God crushes to preserve the born-again follower of Christ. How to fight demonic forces without understanding the devil’s schemes from God’s viewpoint? The apostle Paul said we must “extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” (Eph. 6:16) Peter also said: “Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Pet. 1:5) It is Christianity 101. It is overcoming adversities by the power of God since the devil seeks to tempt and victimize Christ’s people.

Annoyingly Persistent Prayer is What God Requires

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Of an annoyingly persistent prayer: Who can do it? David’s prayer to God for the recovery of his sick son with Bathsheba is one biblical example of a persistent prayer. The Bible stated that the child “was very sick. David, therefore, inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground. The elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them.” (2 Sam. 12:1b-17) Only the real believers can do such agonizingly persistent prayer!

Time Consciousness Bars Eternal Life

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Be enslaved, therefore, by time consciousness and consider timelessness as a prominent symbol of ignorance or academic mediocrity. Or, think about the soul as just the brain; and God, the natural product of malnutrition or sleeplessness or the analgesic of the poor.

Preaching a Great Sermon or Cow Preaching — Yelling Minus a Working Outline?

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I have the opportunity of listening to a few (paid) public speakers and noticed their control of the audience. Jesus Christ, our Lord, Peter, John, the Apostle Paul, among other Bible characters, did not do cow preaching, did they? Good speakers don’t shout; neither do they bang their lectern habitually! For they can easily control their audience by their natural gift for public speaking; by their logic, their humor, their flawless eloquence, and oratory.

Gay Marriage Strengthens the Institution of Marriage—Doubtful!

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 17th, 2020 at 07:42 pm

Gay Marriage Versus the Social Norms

The gay marriage has sparked tumultuous debates in many parliaments in Europe. Already weaved into the legal fabric in many countries, we believe it is not the right direction God wanted us to follow. But the majority of our political leaders and legislators are keen at pleasing the people. They don’t have much interest in what is biblical, anyway. The “gay things” will then become a part of our social norms, not to mention the reinvention of our vocabularies, bio-data forms, the restrooms, etc.

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Divorce Answers Bad Marriage

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Divorce is needed when the marital union only brings harm to the life of the spouses and the children as well. Otherwise, divorce should not be taken as an option for mere incompatibility or misunderstanding.

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