Sunday, 13 October 2019

The Garden of Life.

                            

An all-powerful God created a beautiful garden and crowned it with Life!

In this garden fish and animals and birds of all kinds flourished abundantly.

And from this Life evolved humanity.

Now because this God was invisible many humans said that He did not exist.

And they lived their lives ruled by fear and pride.

They invented money and accumulated land and possessions calling themselves Princes and Kings.

They overpowered others and enslaved them.

They built cities and ships and ruled like tyrants.

But some believed that there were powers behind creation and sought to win the favor of these gods.

From time to time someone would draw near to Him and the Great God would put a Light into his heart and send him out to tell the people of His Love.

But some misunderstood and thought that God was like their masters - harsh and cruel - and they preached judgement and punishment.

Others assumed He was a moral being and preached what made humanity superior to animals in their pride.

But some understood that God was Love and became Sons and Daughters of the Great God.

But the rulers of this world were jealous of their power and sought to subjugate His servants using violence and terror.

They tortured and killed many of God's Children.

And they established their own absolute rule.

They modified the message of the Great God to suit themselves and killed anyone who dared to contradict them calling them heretics and devils.

But God did not abandon His creation.

He found men and women who understood Him and put Light into their hearts in the hope that the world could be saved.

He told them not to frighten the Princes and Kings but to show them love at all times and forgive as He had forgiven them.

And so we live in hope.

That the Princes and Kings of our world and those who hate the God who created them will see and change and lose their fear.

For God is Love.

We must open our hearts.

And give love.

To everyone. 


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Saturday, 12 October 2019

God's Face.

                             

As we grow and experience in the world we encounter various forces which affect our lives.

These include worldly authorities and powers who impose their ideas on everyone.

We can mistake these brutal and intimidating powers for God and assume that because life is tough and demanding that God is tough and demanding Himself.

But this is not the case.

The Bible tells us to seek God's Face.

If we do this through study, prayer, contemplation, and love we will find that God is quite different.

God is merciful, forgiving, compassionate, understanding, reliable, and steadfast in love.

God is beautiful and sublime.

God is on the side of the poor and the oppressed.

He lifts us up and sets us free.

So don't mistake worldly powers for God, the truth is quite the opposite.
     

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Friday, 11 October 2019

God Will Not Judge You.

                                

God will not judge you.

Gay or straight.

God judges no one.

And those who say that He does.

Do not know God.


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Thursday, 10 October 2019

Rubbish.

                            

There are many passages in the Bible where God threatens to burn up the rubbish.

But we are specifically warned not to do this ourselves.

The Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat states specifically that we are not to uproot the weeds ourselves "'for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them.'"  Matthew 13:29 (NRSV)

This is a warning that we are not able to correctly identify the rubbish and we may destroy innocent people.

We are to leave it to God.

Personally I don't believe that any human being is rubbish.

And I don't believe that God does either.

Therefore we are not to fear any Day of Judgement.

God does not punish us.

He loves us like a Father. 


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.. and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

The Stars.

                            

The stars are visible at night.

Satanism is a religion of the night.

And Satanists use astrology (backwards).

But Satanism is based on outmoded ideas of Dualism.

And they do not own astrology.

Astrology has been used for thousands of years by legitimate religious leaders.

So the positive application of astrology is over Satanism.

It controls them.

For the night also is God's. 


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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Mercy.

                            

When someone does something we disapprove of we should not judge them.

We should not condemn them for their sin.

And we certainly should not consign them to death or hell.

We are not here to sit in judgement.

Or to try to control people's behavior.

We should forgive according to understanding.

There are reasons why people do things.

And there are reasons to forgive them.

We should be wholly benevolent.

We should seek only to help.

For this is the Will of our Father in Heaven.


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Monday, 7 October 2019

Angel.


To see you

Is to love you.

To know you

Is bliss.

We pray for

Your Grace.

And bless you

With a kiss.


Photo Credit: Rod Roddick.