It’s easy to mouth the words of an apology, to others or God, while feeling out possible loopholes that leave room for future indulgence. We’re spiritual Houdinis, contorting and twisting our way out of true repentance. We’re actors who specialize in scenes of contrition, whose apologetic masquerades are little more than roles we play to get off the hook.
Our weaknesses are opportunities for Christ’s power to be revealed through dependence and faith. By weaknesses, I mean the painful but morally neutral aspects of our humanity, many of which are part and parcel of God’s design for us in this age.
“Our society has really become porous. We shouldn’t allow such things to erode our culture,” the young woman concluded as the conversation died down. This last utterance, cut deep into my being. Until when would society allow certain customs and tradition to dehumanize people?
Money is a deception and a distraction in the world. Not many realise this, but it’s the truth. When God made this world, there was no such thing as money. Money was an evolution; the world didn’t start out with money. But today, we act like money “fell” from heaven and God said, “Thou must use money.” But it’s not so.
“Here’s another smart dude, I believe. By the way, you are welcome. Am Lindiwe,” she offered a hand, smiling her most sweetest smile. “Yeah, I heard about you. Thank God you aren’t a computer freak as someone I know.” She cast a glance my way.
During the final Democratic primary debate in March, Joe Biden pledged that if he were to win the party’s presidential nomination, he would choose a woman as his vice-presidential candidate. If the former vice-president follows through with his pledge, it would mark only the third time a major party has selected a woman for the number two spot – four years after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be a presidential nominee.
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all men everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all men by raising him from the dead. Acts 17:30-31
My aim here is to provide the biblical data that, in my judgment, compel a positive answer to each of the three questions in section 1 and demonstrate that in the fullest sense Jesus Christ is man’s only hope for salvation. To do this I will gather together into three groups the texts that relate most directly to the three questions we have posed.
“But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.” Daniel 7:18 The most well-known prayer […]
Just when they closed from school and were walking home, Aya suddenly let out a bomb shell, “I am getting married.” She walked up to Aya who had walked ahead of her, held her right arm and turned her to face her. “What are you saying, Aya?” She asked. “My father wants me to marry Kouassi,” Aya added weakly.