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Sunday, July 13, 2014, 11:09 AM
I hear much about can a Christian be a Democrat? Based upon what the Dems claim to believe "compassion towards the underdog", I would have believed the question would have been about being a Republican. You know those people who by their opposition , defines them as uncaring big business lovers.
And there in a nutshell live the untruths. Neither party should define your Christian character, they never will. Politics began as a matter of commerical trade, and government the source of our peoples territorial protection. Nothing to do with our Soul.
Through the years, government has taken on philosophies that has changed its purpose towards political powers sake, more than for the good of its people.
Power corrupts, it did to Judas, when He wanted Christ to establish a government on earth, rather than a place Judas himself, found beyond his belief.
I believe we need to rethink our governments duties, and limit it, to what it once was. I also believe, we have to choose to be either GOOD CHRISTIANS, or always wanting to be right, political dogs.
We have to realize, government was not founded to be a Charity. That was what churches and houses of worship were for. Churches were over taken by governments power. Believing the church had too much control over men!
People used to give a tithing to their churches, that would help those in their community in times of need. Yesterday the Admin. asked for their help with the influx of the South American children (illegals or the new word being used refugees) Even that should tell us that government can change a word to suit its needs. Even when it knew in Feb, what was going to be.
I believe, Christ can forgive each of us, for our individual misdeeds and choices. But He doesnt forgive a Government as a whole. His forgiveness looks into the heart of each individual. There is not one heart beating in government business, nor in its choices for what they believe is best. Each individual heart has its own purpose. Some for power , ego, philosophies, even some that would be completely against the character of God, like with "the ends justify the means". That is man's personal agenda, the philosophy that his power seeks.
Goverment will always do some good, but does more harm in how it has to go about it. Just look at all the hate partisianship instigates!
GOD will always unite us. When something terrible happens in our country or abroad, "we the people" move based on the charity of our hearts. However, when government determines who we are suppose to feel charitable about, there will always live a terrible divide. Why? because government is not the source of our hearts, its the power of our purses. And many times, we are at odds as to what we see is of value.
And lastly, the subject of abortion should make us think not about others, but what do we value as Christians? God allows for all laws we make, but not every law we make, is for His good. And abortion for our God who said He IS LIFE, ought to be a principle we must take seriously. You cant be for Him as Life, and then be willing to kill what He has allowed to concieve. This is the deciding factor of who we are as Chrisitans. This if nothing else, should be our guide. As Christians we should give far more support to the young women who choose to keep their babies or give them up for adoption. Our healthcare should be in complete support of them.
Politics should never be how you define youself as a Christian. Governments purpose will never express the principles we are supposed to follow. Abortion and war and two very serious values we must consider. Government tells us no one is above the law, but we will always find someone in government who doesnt live what they say. It's because government contains all of mans sins and goodness, because government is a matter of man.
And thats the point. Christianity says we are to follow Christ, His purpose lives far beyond the politics of mans power. If you want to seem powerful, do all that the world asks.
If you want to be of Christ, do all He asks of YOU the individual to do, and be.
Never let politics be your definer or replacement.
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:48 PM
Made a list of some gifts you can give, that are good for all seasons.
For your friends....thoughtfulness.
For your enemies....forgiveness through understanding.
For your boss.... your best work.
For your child.....honesty always.
For your parents...gratefulness.
For your mate.....faithfulness and truth.
For all men and women...generosity of spirit.
For God...all of the above!
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6:58 AM
[My Heart My Soul My God
I believe what we all need, is more of Christ in our lives. Daily, I examine both my purpose and my motives. I live my life in a self examined world. Almost on a daily basis , I see my purpose not questioned, but greater understood. Fequently I say " Today I realized my purpose". Because although I know my purpose is to write about how much I love my Christ/God. I also am aware that those who read my words, also have a purpose in reading them.
Its not for me to judge who will listen to the words I share. Or what they will do about them. And this I believe is my newest revelation. That the words I speak dont truly belong to me, they are inspired by my love of Him.
The words I write, are for Christ to use in those who may read them. It should have nothing to do with me. What I realized in coming home to my quiet place, was that I had a fear. The fear was, that my words would elevate me more, with those who know me. Rather than see Him! It was that, that made me want to leave those I love.
I feared the idea of making a false God before Him. That the words I shared would place the light more on me, than on He who sent me. Who am I to believe I could lead people to God, when its each heart that is given its purpose in Him? All I can do is express how I feel. All I can do is express how much He has touched my heart. How much He has been my strength, when I thought all I loved was lost. I still need this quiet place to express my love, but with no expectations or thought of anything more.
Monday, April 14, 2014, 2:15 PM
[Character of the Christ
If as a Christian, Christ's Name is withheld when another defines their God, as the same God as yours, ask yourself why they withhold His Name?
For I believe in God. My God is Jesus Christ. There are no other gods before Him. Some believe Christ's life, is just a story. Others point to His being a part of history, a teacher, a prophet, and little more.
Some group Him among good men, the same as Ghandi, or Buddha or ...MLK.
I do not.
I believe my God is the Savior of all humankind. I believe my God died was Resurrected and came back to Life in the heart of all men who love Him, as it happened with the disciples of His time.
I believe my God can create miracles in my life, something none of those good men mentioned, can do.
I believe my God is what He said He Is...The Way, The Truth and the Life. I believe He made a place for me in His Heart which is my Eternity.
I believe He died so that I can truly live a life, I never thought possible. With the CHARACTER that BEST EXPRESSES the LIFE of CHRIST.
I believe HIS LOVE in me, isn't just a given. And that I need to begin to live the PRINCIPLES He challenges me to choose every day.
I believe wanting to live a Christ-like Life is a conscious commitment. And know, that there will be those, who are saved by believing in Him alone.
I believe we choose to grow more in His love, and with that, what we learn best, is how to forgive. I believe my love is not limited to remain the love of only a human; but instead has a purpose to grow in the HEART and SOUL OF MY FATHER, GOD.
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:38 AM
[Character of the Christ
Having always believed the true expression of Christ , comes to us through modeling His Good Character. I have thought more on the values and Virtues His Life has impressed on our Immortal Soul.
Virtues develop as we become more and more aware of what we value. They become a part of our character, the more we align ourselves to the GOOD that is the Character of Christ. They can only be understood and developed by self awareness.
They are products of ones understanding of truth. They are gifts from God given us through the Soul.
Today, I awoke with the thought of Sincerity. Sincerity is a virtue, one would think of the heart. Instead, it is a value and virtue of the MIND.
Sincerity requires self awareness. It suggests an awareness of deception, or even a simple lack of truth, within the heart.
Sincerity requires thougthfulness. The term "whatever" could never exist, where sincerity lives.
Sincerity holds no guile.
with sincerity I am happy to be back writing on beliefnet.. feels most like home.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 8:23 PM
[Character of the Christ
May this New Year bring more people to Christ.
May His Love influence our thoughts and actions.
May we allow our character to reflect more of His.
May we look to be more like Him, than want others to look at us.
May Christ heal all wounds, touch all hearts, and speak His truth to those who are listening.
May our culture be more concerned with His presence within us, than what show on TV best represents our values.
May one virtue emerge in your heart, that transforms your being into His best reflection. May all who expect Him to return to earth, realize its our imitation of His Being, that will be that return!
God Bless Us All, and may all we need to grow more in Christ, be there for us to embrace.
Monday, December 23, 2013, 9:55 AM
[My Heart My Soul My God
Merry Christmas to All
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 8:47 AM
[Character of the Christ
As the birth of Christ is celebrated around the world; the words of my favorite hymn fills the air with angels voices.
Christmas for me, is every day. He is in my mind with every grateful moment I experience. Be it from a moments release from pain. Or a gift of trust being fulfilled by someone you least expected it to come from. Gratitude, is the beauty of ones heart.
So as these days we have determined to celebrate His birth, we must think about the words of the song "Oh Holy Night." Until Christ, the masses had not yet felt their worth. They had not yet experienced how much they could love.
Moses gave socieity, the rules in which to live. Christ gave the world the example of what Love in Truth, really means. He is our example. His Love can convert mans selfish nature, into its highest being, a man whose character expresses his godly nature. So this year , let us follow Him in earnest. Let us allow our Soul, to be what fufills our worth. Let us allow the goodness that lives within, be the beacon we need to shine upon all in whom we met. Not so we shine brighter than He, but that His being becomes visible to those who seek to know Him.
God Bless! And may all you dream come in blessings to you. And may your fulfilment in Him, serve for the betterment of all mankind!
May God Bless you with His worth.... a truly grateful, soulfilled heart!
Monday, November 25, 2013, 10:32 AM
God Bless all my friends here on B-net. May everyday pave a new road of Thanksgiving, to lead us to the Heart of God.
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:37 AM
[My Heart My Soul My God
Gods and Goddesses both Greek and Roman are infused into our culture. College campuses choose icons for their club flags or shields. We elevate regular people to "star" status in Hollywood. And it seems those symbols are never objected to, or taken to court to be removed, because of some atheists sensibilites.
The bible states that Gods favorite angel fell , and with him also went a 1/3 of his followers. This too, can be interperted as part of what was to be the inheritance of the consciousness of man. It can be seen as all part of Gods plan.
Christ existed before the earth was form. Pagan Gods were the best mankind could understand for their time. Just as Astrology, gave mankind a story of the heavens, in myths which ultimately would become the source of guidence in charting the stars for his worldly travels. But all this, still applied only to the resources on earth.
These Gods were suppose to be aspects or archtypes of humanitys nature. Humanities nature, divided by the duality of his being. Aspects, each represented as a god. Parts of humanities nature, seen and worshiped as separate living gods. This was early man's outward nature, placing those aspects of his nature upon others, more than understanding them as part of himself.
Christ was not part of this expression. His existence could not exist there. For Christ/ God can never exist where there are elements of the darker side of mans nature. Christ/God can never live where separation is ones goal.
Just think of Adam and Eve, God had trouble recognizing them, once they made their choice to separate from Him. God doesnt live in duality. Duality occupies the mind, and lives of mankind. Christ/God's nature is that of Oneness. "I and my Father are One". He is the wholeness of our being, that we see. God's and Goddesses of the past, were never based upon the Goodness and wholeness of Christ/God.
That's why it takes a completely different mind-set for Christs entry into our world. It's why those who believe Christ's existence is myth, whose roots are from Pagan gods, is not the truth.
These pagan understandings will never lead one to Christs fulfillment. They belong to those whose development lives in a world separate in its duality to that of God.
They will always exist. Just as black and white will always exist. Just as some rituals believe colors will define the way to God. As pagan religions belong soley to the natural outward understanding of mankinds survival.
We are told these separated angels of light, serve Gods purpose. And even that can be understood, once we place them where they belong..in the job of keeping us separate from Him.
It is OUR PURPOSE to go beyond the dual nature of man. Beyond the pagan religion and ritural of the past. Beyond mans nature (survival, and lust for the earth) To develop beyond the animal egos attempt, to make us "stars" among other men, and instead seek the One true Light of the world Christ, for our complete fulfillment!
His Light leads us to true understand. My question would be, what of those who still believe they are serving Gods purpose by serving the Pagan lord? Do they still need to choose Lucifers deception, once they have been awakened to the truth?
Do they still need to be held as being better than God Himself? Would they, with better understanding have another choice? Could they be a part of what our need is now, to have Christ bring home both those who loved him, and those who didnt follow Him? With the understanding and knowledge of this TRUTH, could those who served Lucifer, today have a better choice?