welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)Mar 31st – 2016

Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 130,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusa

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Wisdom that Works by Bob Stevenson, Choice Quotations and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible. something to focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

 “Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints” – Psalm 116:15

We have all experienced the loss of a loved one.  We ourselves will one day experience this ultimate transition to glory if Jesus tarries. The Amplified Bible translates Psalm 116:15 this way… Precious (important and no light matter) in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints (His loving ones). (AMP)

Whenever one of our Father’s much loved ones come home, it is a very precious and holy time to God. As the Amplified Bible says, it is important and no light matter. My prayer is that this simple yet profound promise of our importance to God will bring much comfort and hope.

The hope of eternal life living in the presence of a loving God and Father is our destiny. It is our birthright because of the finished work of Jesus Christ. We do not have to fear death because we have this hope. May today’s promise bring comfort to us for those who we have lost and peace to us to know that it is a precious time in the sight of our God when we will finally be home.

One day, our God and Father will wipe away every tear from our eye and take away all the pain we have suffered on this earth. (Revelation 21:4) This is the hope that we all have in Christ.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

PLAIN TALKING  – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Pride, lust and evil actions are all sin”.

Read: Proverbs 21:4

In these days of political correctness we have developed the skill of camouflaging the more unpleasant sounding words into something more socially acceptable. For instance the term ‘abortion’ has been made to sound less murderous by replacing it with ‘pregnancy termination!’ then what about the verbicide of the word ‘gay’ which not so long ago simply meant someone who was the life and soul of the party or used to describe some brightly coloured garment. Liars are now ‘less than truthful’ whilst  those living in some adulterous relationship refer to their co-habitant as their partner.

It’s all become a bit topsy-turvy, this effort to avoid saying things as they really are and just calling a spade a spade.

Whilst there is always a need for not being unduly offensive or demeaning in our comments about others, the Bible still says it the way it is. In the centuries which passed between the writing of this proverb and the first Epistle of John they were still calling sin for what it was in the context of pride, lust and evil action. John puts it this way, “All that is in world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life”….,(1 John 2:16) such plain talking leaves no room for misunderstanding — let’s keep it that way!

QUOTES TO NOTE

INDEPENDENCE

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. James Cash Penney

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. Malcolm Forbes

Independence doesn’t mean you decide the way you want. Stephen Breyer

Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence. David Ben-Gurion

DAILY MEDITATIONS

GRACE TO THE LOWLY – Proverbs 3: 34; 1 Peter 5

Pride is a subject that is mentioned quite repeatedly in the book of Proverbs. One of the things that this evil does is birth other evils and namely amongst them is ‘scorning.’ The scorner is the type of person who laughs at and abuses righteousness and the righteous. They poke fun and ridicule the ways that are honourable and make joke of those who reject their wicked antics. The godly are often put through their paces by such individuals and it is difficult to put up with their unseemly conduct. One has to state that the Lord is fully aware of their offensive attitudes.  As far as the Lord is concerned – “Surely He scorneth the scorners.” The Lord holds them in derision!

On the other hand, He not only shows profound respect for those who are humble, “He gives grace to the lowly.” They do not react to the scorner with the same spirit but manifest a loving and gentle attitude that is the result of the strengthening that comes by His grace. Instead of being proud and arrogant, they are the opposite. They put on humility as Peter records ‘as an apron.’ They are willing and to take up a very lowly stance in life and refuse to be embroiled in an evil attitude. They are here to serve in a humble fashion and leave their lives and in the Lord’s hands.

You may be, at this time, subject to a great deal of abuse from others, at home or even at work and school. At present, you are going through a tirade of oppression and defamation because of your faith and loyalty to the Lord. It would be easy for you to take the quick way out and renounce the Lord and all that is pure and true. Be reminded of the fact that Christ did say and teach that this kind of thing would happen – Matthew 6: 10-12. Stand firm amidst the evil provocation and receive a large dose of His grace to answer the situation!

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