The game of baseball has a few songs, one of them being, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." There's also a religious-type baseball song that's considered the best. The melody is catchy and fun. The name? "The Ball Game, aka Life is a Ballgame." Sung by Sister Wynono Carr and was published in 4-8-52. It goes like this: 'Life is a ball game bein' played each day. Life is a ball game everybody can play. Jesus is standin' at home plate waitin' for you there. Life is a ball game, but you've got to play it fair.
First base is temptation, the second base is sin, third base tribulation. If you pass you can make it in. Ol' man Solomon is the umpire and Satan is pitchin' the game. He'll do his best to strike you out, keep playin' just the same.
Daniel was the first to bat, you know he prayed 3 times a day. When Satan threw him a fast ball you know he hit it anyway. Job came in the next inning, Satan struck him out in every way. But Job he hit a home run and came on in that day.
Prayer will be your strong bat to hit at Satan's ball and when you start to swing it you've got to give it your all-in-all. Faith will be your catcher on him you can depend and Jesus is standin' at home plate just waitin' for you to come in.
Moses is standin' on the side lines just waitin' to be called, and when he parted the Red Sea he gave Christ his all-in-all. John came in the next inning. When the game was almost done, then God gave John a vision and he knew he'd all ready won!
WHAT IS LOVE? Its one of the most difficult questions for mankind. Centuries have passed by, relationships have bloomed and so has love. BUT, no one can give the proper definition of love.. Love can be created and can be detroyed. Love is patient, there's different levels of love. Love is different to many people. There's good love and there's bad love, and for some, there's no love at all!! As we all know, philosophy and religion are full of incidents involving love.
1. Is there a discrepancy in [1 Cor. 10:8]? 2. Is there really an angel of death? 3. If God is all-powerful, why didn't He just kill Satan? 4. Jesus is now glorified in heaven...does that mean He knows the date of His return? 5. How did the raising of the hands while praying and singing in church begin? 6. Our spirit goes back to God upon death...even a sinner's [God can't stand to be in sin's presence]? 7. There is a prophecy of God forsaking Israel, what is it? 8. Is making the sign of the cross considered a prayer? 9. Do you have a spiritual bucket list of things to see and do? 10. If there's other life in the universe similar to ours, what does this do to the Bible's authority? My group? "Christian Theology & Apologetic Study." I'm Don Diego.
Titanic 2 is not a sequal to the original. This movie went directly to DVD, didn't go to the theatres. In April, 2012, 100 years after the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a new similar-looking luxury cruise liner named the SS Titanic 2 is christened. She then embarks on her maiden voyage using the same route the Titanic took 100 years before, but in reverse [USA to United Kingdom]. While crossing the Atlantic, effects of a Global Warming creates the first of two hugh tsunami's that sends an iceberg crashing into the Titanic 2. This movie is 90 minutes, Distributed by The Asylum, Directed & co-stars Shane Van Dyke, also stars, Bruce Davidson, Brooke Burns, & Marie Westbrook. It was released on August 24, 2010. The original Titanic sank on April 12, 1902. This movie will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and you don't want to go to your own home snack bar once the action begins. I myself will never board any ocean liner or any boat for that matter. This movie gets 5 stars *****.
Why didn't Jesus save Himself by coming down from the cross? Think of all the new converts He would have obtained. Read [Matthew 27:42-44]. Was Jesus powerless to come down from the cross? Many people today are even repeating the same insults which the chief scribes, the teachers of the law and the elders used to mock Jesus when He was hanging on the cross. They are ignorant of the very purpose Jesus came to accomplish.
The size of heaven/New Jerusalem. What is the literal size of heaven? In the Book of Revelation-chapters 21 & 22, it gives the dimensions of heaven. If possible, how does the size given relate to the way we measure things today? Its been said it would be about the size of a modern U.S. city. The measurements are: 12,000 furlongs. A furlong is 1/8th of a mile. This makes the city about 1,500 square miles, or 1,500 miles in all directions. Now, the total land issue of the USA including Alaska & Hawaii is 3,717,796 sq. miles. The city in Revelation is 2, 250,000 sq. miles. The wall surrounding the city is 1,500 sq. miles high. Now, what is it outside the city that the inhabitants are not to see? Why so high a wall? Its been said by someone that the souls/spirits that didn't make it into heaven are outside trying to get in. I doubt if that is true!
The following are thoughts I can't explain and I doubt if anyone else can answer them. First, I CAN understand & explain this one...When God made me, He was just showing off! Now, on those I can't explain: 1). Did God create us knowing our lives and everything about us, including us sinning? If so, it kind of defeats the free will argument, since we would be predistined toward either salvation or damnation. 2). God created us and He made our minds kimited so we can't comprehend the answers to: Where did God come from? Who created Him? Why didn't God judge and punish Satan when mankind fell instead of allowing him to continue to roam this earth? Why blame all of mankind for the sins of others, esp. Adam & Eve? 3). Women who wear their hats in church! Its considered an insult to God for them to cover their heads. 4). At the end times, our earth and the heavens will all pass away to make way for a new earth and heavens. So, what becomes of those heavens we have now [stars, suns, moons, planets, etc.] will they stay as is for possibly the next human race to enjoy? In heaven we won't have darkness, always light! 5). While we are in heaven, will the universe continue to expand? If so, what will be the reason? Or, will it simply stop completely? If so, what becomes of all that space the universe was using while it was expanding itself further? 6). There's a polka music song that goes..."In Heaven There is No Beer, [That's Why We Drink It Here."] There will be wine in heaven [remember Jesus saying this at the Last Supper?] So, why can't there be beer for those who don't like wine? 7). At the end of a prayer we say, "Amen." Why can't women say, "Awoman?"
The afterlife [aka life after death, the hereafter, the next world, the other side, or the world to come], is the belief that a part of, or essence of, an individual which carries with it & confers personal identity survives the death of the body of this world & this lifetime, by natural or supernatural means. Where do we go? Some say a spiritual realm. Some say they believe we go to a specific plane of existence afgter death [other than eternal oblivion], typically believed to be determined by a god or divine judge, based on their actions or beliefs during physical life. In contrast, the term afterlife refers to life in which only the "essence" of the being is preserved.
Most people admit belief in life after death. During our physical lifetimes we are existing in two realms at once, a material one, and a spiritual one. There is an invisible world surrounding this physical one, inhabited by those who have passed on. Because the two realms inter-penetrate each other, the spirit of a person near death can float out of the body. Its believed the spirit goes back to God after death. But, what does He do with it? Where does the soul go?
What did Jesus pray for while hanging on the cross for OUR sins? Normally if it were anyhone else nailed to a cross, they'd probably say, "Father, CONSUME them! They know EXACTLY what they are doing, and ought not be able to get away with it! I want justice, Father. The penalty for sin is death, for they are killing me!" Jesus really prayed for forgiveness. That word means-the removal of the record. God keeps a record or all your sins that you have ever committed unless you are sincere in your repentance to Him and are His, then He blots out your sins. Jesus had to pray. Many of us don't really believe believe how evil and serious sin is. Many don't realize that just ONE sin, big or little, makes you qualified for Satan and his home-to-be...the Lake of Fire for all eternity! Though it is said in other translations that Satan will be destroyed (all life removed from him) and thrown into the lake of fire. Just like this earth will be destroyed by hugh fireballs from heaven. Christians will be in heaven at the time this happens. Another thing I don't understand...there's no night time in heaven. So, what becomes of the universe with its suns, stars and planets? Are they destroyed too or are they for the next new planet to host human life? Oh! I almost forgot.......Not long after, in the Book of Acts-chapter 2 many of those people who had a hand in Jesus' death WERE converted by Peter preaching.
As Jesus was nailed to the cross, He never did cry out for vengeance, never did He demand justice, never did He fight back at all the injustice of everything swirling around Him. In the midst of such pain and agony of the last 6 hours of His life, He spent on praying. The first thing He said was, "Father, forgive them..." was a prayer believe it or not! It means anybody can be born again. If you backslide, you can still return to Jesus again. And, who did Jesus pray to? It wasn't His mother Mary! She had no place in His life once He left home. As a grown man, He refers to His mother Mary simply as "Woman." I could never understand that part, she was His mother and she stood by Him at the cross. He didn't even pray to the Holy Spirit. No one ever did! He prayed to His Father, in heaven. Jesus didn't pray for all those who did Him wrong, He prayed for, you and me. Jesus looked out into the future & saw our sinful, wretched life, and said, "FORGIVE HIM, FORGIVE HER."
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