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A Prayer for When You Don't Feel Worthy of Prayer
"Era when you don't feel worthy of prayer by liz conroy. Lettuce us with confidence. Draw near to the throne of grace. Hebrews four sixteen god does not wear your actions and set your sin on a scale to see if you're worthy of approaching him. If i send level mattered the no one would ever be worthy. But because of jesus. Christ when god looks at us he sees his sons sin lewis light and innocent sacrificed therefore because of the gospel. We are free to approach god and communicate with him when isaiah was brought before the lord in isaiah six. He fell down at his own unworthiness and could not look at god. Isaiah had no merit to earn god's favor but through a gift. God made isaiah righteous just as god removed isaiah's guilt with burning coal. He removes your guilt with the blood of his son. The gift is a one time gift. You are made guiltless in god's eyes however since those saved by christ still live in a fallen world we still fall prey to sin when we pray for forgiveness. It draws away from sin and pulls us closer to god and when we pray often we think about sin less. Don't let sin keep you from prayer if you haven't prayed today or in. Weil take five minutes today and close your eyes. Thank god for who he is and who he's made you to be asked him to forgive any sin in your life especially the sin that's been holding you back from him. Let his love whore over you and refresh you
A Prayer for Our Nation
"A prayer for a nation by debbie mcdaniel shouted aloud. Do not hold back. Raise your voice trumpet. Isaiah fifty eight one. Sometimes it's hard to know where to begin or how to pray. We just know we have a deep ache in our hearts that cries out for god's mercy and along to see him heal our land and maybe other times we wonder how effective our prayers even are yet. God is faithful no matter how we feel and over all that swirls around us in our nation today. Here's our prayers. He knows our needs. There's great power in uniting together turning our hearts towards god and praying on behalf of our nation remembering today this powerful truth upon which this nation was founded we are one nation under god he is where our real hope is found not in our leaders not in our economy not in the condition of our nation today or any other day. Let us pray dear. God thank you for your great power. We praise you for your truth. We're grateful that you have set us free from clutching graphs of sin and death would be with your people extending your grace. Granting your freedom providing your protection and empowering with your strength. We asked that you'd bring about an awakening of your presence as never seen before we asked let your name be proclaimed that all plans to silence the name of jesus would be thwarted and crushed. We pray that many would come to know you as lord and savior. We pray that many would see your light that you would open blind eyes and released those imprisoned. We pray that you would unify people for the glory of your name. That all who call themselves christians rise up believing your great truth.
Looking Back at Rain Man
"Today. We're talking about one thousand nine hundred rainman. Who a correct me. If i'm wrong. Jim this is like the top grossing film of the year and also did quite welford self in oscars nominated for eight one three and it made like a billion times is budget not bad. Not bad Is directed by barry levinson which you might recognize from his work on the natural. Good morning vietnam wag. The dog and sleepers is written by barry morrow and ronald bass. Maybe ronald bass. I didn't look that up. Shoot just realized which we'll talk about. We'll talk a little bit. More about barry morrow when we start talking about the impact of the of the film had on this subject matter Stars of course. Dustin hoffman as raymond ray babbitt and it stars. Tom cruise is his brother. Charlie and also val area go lino. Who i'd only known as the hot funny girl from hotshots and hotshots part do as a remember her from them. She's actually. she's playing italian in this movie. So gotcha and i wondered if like what happened to her because she was in these big movies in the eighties and i looked through her Like imdb and some does just one thing after another match kept trying to work on both sides of the pond and one contract would interfere with another contract and then that would fall through and that was delayed and she liked it. Seemed like ten years relied. Click by and so. It's a shame in a lot of big movies like the. I'm not saying this was a big movie. But she went to rainman right after big top pee wee which you know not the best. But she's in like you said she was in leaving las vegas. She was in escape from la. She was leaving las vegas. Apparently playing someone named terry jesus. We just saw that movie. And i did not. I didn't did not really must've been a minor role
Learn To Love You
"Learn to love you. Can you say you love you or are you one of them Others by calling on someone else. Who leans on you to help. Can you move into a round of individualization for the status could feed. Do you move on others. Tell you to move if someone asked you to pick up and take just the small things i to go in on a nowhere. So how could or would you answer me. I would say you're not. Jesus i would need to have some sort of clarification and proper decisions with this person. Take you in pull out leaving you with a silent. Struggle does not cause you hurt or harm. You must take the initiative and not give way i have found that trust in a person for a long time makes you wonder who's the crazy person is but just no reason to hear because you down for anything. Sounds like mayhem to me. Whatever whatever. I have scythia about why people do terrible things say do some reason little kids push each other on the school yard. If you're the one doing the pushing then you're not the one that pushed if you're the monster. The no one will be waiting in the shadows to jump out at you. It is simple really people do terrible things so they do because they are scared. Justice sentence peration concerns about you levin. You should be the focus not to change or decrease your feeling get the justice things. Come out to the right side of the game. You cannot play the game. If you're not properly equipped with the things you need will making music of life become a sequel or slot on the tv. So get up now. Think about what you want in the making love of you knew facial makeover piercings new specs or even both talks. Just make sure you are policing you to be here. Then when things fall into place you can let other snow that you're decision maker in the life of you in ask them will they become full or countable for everything you did or do so what would you see nothing from nothing. Leaves nothing. it is easily what you should do to them. Do not be frantic panicky or even angry about what had happened before today. Because you can return into you anytime. Hoax kisses make the most of the day. Even if the few seconds starts a new day keep inspiring others and when you see someone truly needs to be addressed with watch. You can help them with you are now. That is the right path you're to be on.
Why Melchizedek Matters With Dr. Josh Mathews
"All right. Josh good to have you on the podcast. Thanks for having me. It's good to be here. What's also really cool. But both your hebrew bible scholar and all that you talk a bit about your background and what. You're up to now. But also you live in portland oregon. I do yes. Suburb of portland. Yeah but that was born and raised here. Yeah love it here yeah. It's great so the three of us actually all went to the same college around the name and period so there's a lot of shared memories in friends and so on so anyway school could have you here. We haven't had that many interviews with scholars who are from portland in fact Any i double high five. Yeah we gotta do you. Did your dissertation written a book on the story of milk kislyak and the role that he plays and hebrew bible before we get to nerdy about that though Maybe share with our audience. Your story who you are how you ended up maybe jesus and then how you ended up in biblical studies. Yeah grew up in a family that christian family. Both my parents came from christian family. So it's kind of more than i knew growing up and the bible was always valued. I mean not perfectly or anything like that of course but Always kind of had a sense of its importance and through high school. I kind of started to think more seriously about it. Like have some sort of a aptitude or not an aptitude like a taste for wanting to study at more seriously. Where some like role models or figures who you thought were awesome and they cared about the bible or just just youth group leaders and my dad and grandpa. Kinda the heritage. Yeah my grandpa. He by different bible every year and read through it every year and like make not save it and put it on the shelf. let's grandpa. Yeah that's cool. Yeah my dad's dad. So that was that was kinda whenever we visited them. I've see him first thing in the morning up doing that. And i'm just. I think as a little kid that made a big
Apple Warns of An "Imperfect Fit"
"We're gonna kick it off with some apple news as we usually do and this one is was a bit of a concern for people around ipad pro and the new i. Pepperoni twelve point nine inch ipad pro because that ipad pro is a little bit ever so slightly fatter than the previous version just the tiniest doodo raca and the reason being is because it's a new display technology. So he got you know. They've got a fancy display in a twelve point. Nine this by the way does not affect the eleven edge. So they're goofing around. Led's as you know and trying to improve the display bisness fatness consequences when people start to stress out because apple said that the previous generation keyboard case. They call it. The magic keyboard was not going to work with the new ipad. appropriate said spent whatever i spent. I don't know three hundred bucks or whatever. It was for the magic keyboard. And i gotta get another one of those two. I'm showing four forty nine in canada. It's probably three forty nine in the us on the keyboard case where twelve point nine so people. Listen i say saying. Get the new to appoint ninety then. I gotta get the new keyboard as well. That was a kind of the line after the event. So it's going to be a big expenditure you're gonna be to jesus into this thing By time is said and done. You may have been hoping you're gonna anyway. We have new news here that there are a few articles written on it and it was your usual planned obsolescence conversation. It was your usual here. We go again as far as apple's concern here we go here. We don't channel but it turns out apples. I guess they're they're trying to alleviate some of your stress by saying oh you know what we know. These products aren't out there yet. But you can still use it.
A Prayer for Clarity About Your God-Given Purpose
"A prayer for clarity about your god given purpose by heather khalil read by liam martin. The lord will fulfill his purpose for me. Your steadfast love. Oh lord endures forever do not forsake the work of your hands psalm. One thirty eight eight. My old friend. Pedro leaned against my kitchen counter. Drink in hand and asked me a question. I knew i should be able to answer. How is god using you. These days heather at the time. I didn't give myself credit. For how i already served god. I couldn't recognize god's purpose in my ordinary life. Because i didn't really understand what purpose was i couldn't see it. Even though it was right under my feet cure four things. I got wrong about finding my purpose. One i thought purpose was a fancy destination. Not a long dusty journey for most of my christian life. I assumed finding my purpose was like a cosmic job search. I should put together a mental resume and seek out job openings ministry or serves opportunities that fit my profile. When i landed up purpose. I should keep it for life in truth. Our purpose is an ever evolving multifaceted apprenticeship to jesus not a single clearly defined role that lasts forever. I found great comfort in realizing the ebbs and flows of my life or booth modeled in scripture as in wandering the desert anyone and reflected in nature as i witnessed the cycles of tides moons and even my own body. I'm on a
S6 E9 - How to identify what you are passionate about
"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions after leaving the military and the lack of answers has left you frustrated and probably a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of the craziness that is post military life so you can turn your post military life into your best life. Money was aaron perkins a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos and on this episode of the show. I want to talk to you about identifying your passion in life and how you do that. That's a big question. I think we all have even if we haven't put into so many words like how do identify my passion in life. It's like well aaron. Who are you to talk about identifying passion. Well number one. I've identified my own number two. I developed a process to do just that net processes called the nine line framework which i put into the book called resolve. That is just a step by step guide for you. The veteran to help you to rediscover purpose meaning and you guessed it. Passion in your post military life before i dive into the episode today. I want to take a few minutes until you a little story. I myself love stories. I love hearing them. And i love telling them and this story is really near and dear to my heart because it's about my son. His name is christopher and you may have heard me talk about him on the show before But this story. I've never actually shared on the show because actually just happened about a week or two ago and my son christopher almost twelve years old. he's a normal kid. Not a huge fan of school. Really good in school gets really good grades Does everything well is i. I don't know if i would say popular. But you know people like him he. He's just a normal kid. And he. And i we have this unique Father son relationship. I mean we joke around a lot. We have a very very similar Sense of humor. So we have memes that will share back and forth and that's actually across our entire family that we can laugh at together and everything but this story about his passion for video games. Now you might be thinking well yeah. He's eleven year old boy. eleven year. Old kid boy girl the one but he's eleven year old kid and he loves video games. Yeah what kid doesn't we're here's the thing. He is not just passionate about video games. He is passionate about tech in school and his technical classes studying python programming language. He studying java script and his his his little techy and he loves the technical aspect of it. Well there's this that he has for one of his platforms. And it's called beets saber. You may have heard of it. It's on playstation four for vr. And it's on oculus quest to In fact every year. we're pretty much every year. We get a family gift at christmas and this past year. The family gift that we all could use was the oculus quest to and that is a a virtual reality gaming system. That's fully wireless but the headset on. Hold the controllers and you could just play play games fun and while he has been absolutely just going nuts over this thing having so much fun with it. Well again. this game beats saber. You can create your own levels if you modify the game and there is no right or wrong i should. There is a right or wrong way to do it but there is no manual that you can look at and say okay. This is how you modify find the game. So he gets on discord. he's he finds Some experts who know about modifying the game he chats with him for hours. Some of some of them are as friends he's he's played games with everything and he's talking to them. Like how do i modify this game. What do i need to do. He figures out the programs. He needs to us figures out how to roll the game back to a previous edition. Now he knows how to launch the game with these modifications so he can play his own levels on the game. Keep in mind. This had nothing to do with school this nothing to do with any requirement. This was just something that he wanted to do something that he is naturally gifted at and naturally naturally passionate about and that is that's what that's one of the things i wanna point out here. Today is your passion in life is most likely going to be something that you are naturally geared toward you are naturally good at and maybe even it may even be something that you have spent a lot of time practicing and preparing at and you've spent a lot of time working on developing that skill. It could be anything from woodworking to the medical field to an to. I'm the the passion ideas for your life are virtually endless. But you heard me referenced. The nine line framework earlier. And as i look at this nine line framework. You know again. It's it's this step by step guide. It is the process that helps you rediscover passion in your life after the military. And i look at these these lines in here. These chapters and the storage is told about my son. I can see him in these chapters. I can see how his passion is coming out just in the things that he is naturally doing now in the last episode i mentioned and talked about quite a bit actually line four. Which is what is my personality type. you know. why does it matter. And it's not even so much. Why does it matter. But how does that. Impact me and my passion and my purpose for life. And so i'm going to touch on line for a little bit today but i want to give you some examples from line five later in the show about discovering that passion in your life but line four again i used sixteen personalities dot com. You can go there right now. You can take this free assessment to figure out to learn what your personality type is and again that is not the only tool you can use you. Can use myers briggs. You can use the disk assessment. There are so many tools you can use to figure out your personality because in the military unless you are you had a way different experience than i did. They really ask you. What your what your passion was or even more specifically. They didn't ask what your personality was. Just said hey here the jobs you can pick from pick a job do your job and then you go your military career and you get out and now you're here listening to this show and saying man. How do identify my passion in life. What is it that i am passionate about. How do i find that. Well you'll hear me say this more than once. Pick up a copy of the resolve book. That is really your first step to figuring out your passion and your purpose and your meaning in your life after the military but again light for just goes over. What is your personality type. It walks you through that process of discovering who you are and who you're meant to be and line five asks another question it says what do i have to offer. And that's very specific to you. What do you have to offer the world. Because i believe that. A life focused on making a difference in the world as a life worth living. I think that's really what we're all after is that we want to make a difference. Maybe it's just in our own personal lives. Maybe it's in the lives of our friends or family or our church or our school whatever it may be or or if your teacher may be your students you want to make that positive impact and so line five walks you through that process of figuring out what it is that you have to offer so coming up after the break. That's what i'm going to talk about. I'm gonna share some examples and walk you through blind five and sharing this for free and you can pick up a copy of the book on amazon or on kerr's to fight again dot com but i'm gonna share the the line five here with you and some examples that can help you figure out what it is you are passionate about in your life. That's after the break. Stay with us. Many americans today. Don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right so as we go into these examples. I want you to have an open. Mind here right some of these examples. You may not even thought of. But i i want you to keep in mind that some of these may not apply to you. Some of the may apply to you perfectly but before we get into those examples and went to review. Read you this quote from a retired general martin. Dempsey actually had him on the show. A few seasons ago A great conversation. You can go check that out. He talks about you know continuing to provide leadership in your post military life again. If you don't know years he is the former or the lissi would number was of eighteenth chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and so again great guy. We had a great conversation. Should go check that out. But i want to read you a quote. He said sometimes we wait for thunderclaps drum rolls and clearly on calls to alert us to what's important when actually it's most often the subtle and persistent signals around us. That make the most difference. I want you to think about that for a minute when you think about your passion and life and what. You are naturally geared toward what are those subtle and persistent signals. So in in the book. I talk about the subtle and persistent signal. I got even as a child as a teenager. Really that writing is something i am. Naturally gifted at is something. I'm naturally good at in fact My mother found a poem that i had written She was cleaning. My room was teenagers. Don't ask me why she was cleaning my room and she didn't make me do it but i'm very grateful for her but she was cleaning my room and she comes into the room and she sees this poem that i wrote and when i get home from school she asked me about it. She says hair. Where did you copy this phone for. Almost didn't copy it. I wrote it. And i'm all of a sudden proud of myself because see my mother had always been this voracious reader with a strong command of the english language so hearing her say something like that. Which implied the poem was of this incredibly high quality right. It has stuck with me to this day. That aaron you you're naturally gifted at that and that the poetry. It wasn't anything i had to do. It was something i had in my head and maybe even my heart and just wrote it down. It was something. I felt naturally wrong to do. Just like my son was naturally drawn to develop this modification for this game and figure out all the additional software he needed and how to modify it and how to play the game afterward. I was actually drawn to writing so in that case even though my son and i we get along great and we have great father son relationship were way different as far as our passions. Go and that's okay. It's the thing is my. My writing skills are they. Were constantly improving through my life and the funny thing is even as i wrote the book wonder like am i the most qualified person to to write this book. Maybe maybe i am gifted at writing right. Maybe i am good at this. But am i the most qualified person and so why do i tell you this right. I tell you this. Because i want you to realize something that i'm still learning myself. The skills you have are probably around eighty percents better than you actually think. I want to say that again. The skills that you have are probably around eighty percent better than you actually think. Now what are get the eighty percent number. You know statistically they say what is seventy. Six percent of statistics are made up on the spot. I will say this. Evidence is more inaccessible and nature. But the things you are passionate about. You are geared toward learning more about it it just this natural thing. It's not something that you can really force. Can you learn things and learn more about Passions in your life. of course. you can't can you learn how to take care of the zales in your garden or in your new hangar. The year rose garden right. Is rose garden on. That makes sense but i looked at my window and saw zulia so i i mentioned it so it. Can you learn about that. Scher will you be passionate about it. Maybe you can develop a passion for it but passionate in your life is is this area of your life. That's built in. Its this natural part view. And so where do you go from here right. What are those examples that promised you a before we get into those examples. I want to share with you just a few questions that you can write down to ask yourself and you can kind of fill these out like to help you figure out where you go from here and figure out what it is you have to offer the world so the first question goes right along the lines of my story. I just told about not only about my son but about myself. I have always been good at blank. Fill in the blank there. What is it that you have always been good at something. That seems easy for you for me. It was english and grammar and for my son. Tech is easy for him. Technologies easy for him super easy a he is are basically our systems administrator at the house. he knows so much about For my daughter the things she is naturally good at and she finds easy music. She finds that incredibly easy from wife. She finds the medical field incredibly easy to pick up on. And it's not because it's not challenging to learn it's because we have a passion for those particular things in our lives. Here's a second question you can ask yourself. I don't know why. But i really just enjoy doing the following things and then list those things what things that you do really bring you joy for me. It's writing it's crafting something from nothing. It's looking at this blank page and putting words on it and impacting the world with a those words. And let's see what's the next one number three this. This is kind of long ones. All probably read it a couple of times. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until what so for this question. Think of a time your life in which our knowledge or skills or ability was needed. Think of a time when you were able to use it and you suddenly realized that brought you joy so i to read that one again and explain that a little more. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until this particular event in my life. I never thought about me being really good at writing until my mother when i was fourteen. Fifteen years old picked up that poland in my room and said hey this is really good. Where did you copy this from. I never thought about that. My son may not have ever thought about how good he is attack. Until i pointed it out and said dude that is amazing that you figure that out on your own you contact the experts in and you did everything needs to do on your own and so when you think we think of that like okay. I never thought about what i'm naturally good at. And what i enjoy until a particular event in your life and you think about when your knowledge or your skills or abilities were needed and and then you say okay. I was able to use it at that point in my life and then you suddenly realize man that made me feel really good. That brought me joy. That was dare. I say it fun and a lot of times. We as adults we. We tend to tend to think like well. You know i'm an adult. I don't need to have funding more. I shouldn't be having fun anymore. I'm more focused on business and and making money taking care of my family. Those are all great things but at the end of the day passion following that passion pursuing that passion your life a lot of times what it feels like is fun just a lot of fun number four thing. You can ask yourself. I was able to make a difference in a person's life by using one or more of my unique abilities which not only made a difference but it brought me joy as well and the question is list those skills or abilities that you use to impact someone's life or to make a difference in the world for me. They'll be writing for my son that might be tech my daughter that might be music for my wife that might be the medical field. So there's so many things that again virtually unlimited number of things where you can find passion in your life and it's those things that you are naturally geared toward they. Here's a few examples. I'm going to review these for you just to give you a sense of where you can find passion in your life and don't get caught up on the stories themselves. I want you to imagine yourself. What is it that you personally find your passionate about. Here's example number one. I was a cormon in the navy. And i learned a lot about helping others in times of medical crisis. I found so much joy. In this. I knew my job well and i knew i was making a difference. Pretty simple right pretty direct and so this person says hey. I knew what i was doing was making a difference. And i found joy in it. Here's another really good one along the video games. A video games idea. I love playing video games call of duty fortnight minecraft you name it. I get a sense of joy out of playing them and truth be told. I'm pretty good at it. My unique personality which i found in line for which i now understand. It equips me well as a teacher and so a combined those elements to start a video game players club in my community. We get together. We eat snacks. Play video games. Hold tournaments and get to know each other better. It's such a great time. And i love it. So being a woman in the navy versus playing video games way different right but still these people can find passion in these things see. Here's a here's another one very a very hands on example. I've never really enjoyed school or sitting in the classroom. But one thing i do enjoy working with my hands getting my hands dirty now that i know my unique personality type again that he learned in line for i understand more about wild like this type of work and why i tend to dislike sitting in the classroom. I love solving problems. I distinctly remember one time when my elderly neighbors toilet was leaking. She asked me. If i knew someone who could help and gladly volunteered myself. I checked out the situation figured out what. The problem was unseated. The toilet installed a new wax ring and reseeded the toilet. She was so grateful. And i had fixed a problem for her. I felt really good about myself. That's huge The the the What do you call it. The joy the inner joy that comes from making a positive difference in someone else's life is absolutely huge. Now here's here's the last example share with you because we're running up on time but this one. I really liked this one. Because i have a dog. I love my dog and a lot of you probably have pets as well but this one says. I am a pet whisper. Yes it may sound silly to some. But i have an incredible heart for dogs cats birds and just about any other animal who is suffering or quote unquote down on their luck. In fact i have adopted two dogs and two cats. I've them better lives. This has been so rewarding to me and it is a passion. I continue to pursue. See the thing is there is not one specific passion that we are all going to find fulfilling the passion in your life is going to be your own. Here's the last thing. I want to share with you how we are built as humans. We're designed to live our best life in the context of relationships with other people. I to say that again as humans. We're are designed to live our best lives in the context of relationships with other people. You know chances are we're not all going to be billionaires or a world famous politicians. Are you know billboard topping musicians but we can all make a difference when we find that passion in our lives. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Hope it's been helpful for you and that you've learned at least a little bit about identifying that passion in your life again you can pick up a copy of the resolve book at courage to fight again dot com or on amazon and i will share those links in the show notes as i typically do. Leave us a review. I tunes at definitely helps so much. Of course follow social media kurds. Finding in dot com is our website. Thank you so much for listening. We will see you next time.
What to Do When You Can't Find God
"Several years ago i read a book by a j swoboda called the dusty ones in it. He shares a story about his from high school whose name was stew. Stew met jesus through his friendship with jay and they quickly became zealous. An excited together. They read the bible. They prayed in front of lockers. And stu felt close to god in those days will soon. Aj lost touch after graduation as often happens in about ten years later they reconnected and that was when aj learned that statue no longer called himself a christian because once he went off to college he stopped feeling the presence of now. I'm not here to debate the reality of stews relationship with god or the validity of his conversion or even the role of feelings as they mix with our faith. But what i do wanna talk about. Is this experience. That many friends of jesus either have gone through are going through or will go through and that is the experience of the loss of the felt presence of god. The truth is we won't always feel god's presence. I know some believers who say they've never really felt god's presence. I don't want that to be true but it is true. The good news is this is nothing new. For generations and generations christians have wandered through the wilderness have walked through. The valley of the shadow have navigated life in the midst of difficulty loss and seemingly impossible circumstances. If you are walking through your own wilderness right now. You are not alone even if you feel alone. Saint john of the cross called his experience of not feeling god's presence a dark night of the soul martin. Luther called it. The scandal of god's hidden nece and barbara brown taylor in her book learning to walk in the dark. She says no. One chooses the dark knight. The dark night descends.
Poll Shows 1 in 5 Voters Reject COVID-19 Vaccine
"Of registered voters have no plans to get a Corona virus vaccine. That compares to 58% of those surveyed last week who say they've already received a vaccine and 13% who say they plan on getting vaccinated. Ah, lofty vaccination goal of President
Christian College Offers Online Course on Global Warming
"Brian webb wants more conservative. Christians get involved in climate action to is really missing the ball on this. We are not actively engaging with what is one of the most complicated and important issues facing humanity. Today web is the sustainability director at houghton college a small christian college in new york state this spring. He's teaching an online class. Called god and climate change that helps. Christians engage with global warming to reach people who may be skeptical. the course starts with the common ground. Faith this idea of god made the world and called it. Good this idea. Jesus says that the two most important things you can do is love god and love your neighbors. Well how are we loving. God if we are intentionally disregarding and trashing the world that he has made and how are we love our neighbors if we're not proactively working to care for the ways that they're being impacted by the climate crisis. The course also includes climate science and features guest lecturers who are experts in their fields. Houghton college is made the class available to the public for free and web says when it ends. The class recordings will be available online. The topic is too important to not get it out there in front of people as widely as possible.
Who Was by Queen Elizabeth Ii’s Side at Prince Philip’s Funeral?
"I saw this us weekly headline who was by queen elizabeth to side at prince. Philip's funeral things to know about lady. Susan hussy i like listen queen elizabeth the seconds to you bigger satellite jesus sequel. I mean innocence. Saying it's like okay. She's bad a and other rob queen. Elizabeth two colon fedral. I don't so here are the five things to know. I'm not gonna read you the actual descriptions because who cares but the actual five things. The headlines are good one. She's the senior lady in waiting. Does donald moving on. I don't what a leading waiting as she was. She's a leading around for queen elizabeth. To a lot to me. She was married to the late. Marmaduke hussey which is. She's really old so her husband's name was marmaduke. She is principally godmother. Okay i'm boring. She's known the queen for more than sixty years again. She's very old and she's the youngest daughter of the twelfth earl waldegrave no five things have done less for be than bees. They've done nothing now. I feel like i'm getting a sense of like what she is up too. Which is an old british lady. that's just confirmed. She's but maybe now. The phillips dead shall like hang out. Maybe she's you'll be down now.
Your Own Personal Jesus With Onyx Keesha, Actress,
"Today. Special guest is author actress. Director and producer onyx. Kisha the show on ix. I'll and still happy to be here. Thanks for coming on appreciate your time so tell us a little bit about the work you do and why you do it. Oh for sure. Well i truly believe that my art is my activism and. I think that it's very important that we attempt to blur the lines that divide us I feel like when you can connect to the heart in the heart of someone. Then those differences are not as pronounced You know humanity connecting to one. Another is just really a beautiful thing in for me. I like to do that through art through theater through film absolutely. Yeah i totally agree. I think art can be activism hundred percent. I guess this is kind of an artful show. I guess podcast is an art form. So that's my own little forum. I guess humanity connecting one hundred percent agree that just speaks to my humanism beneficial if we all stick together by on all that love it. I love it So you've done. Most of your stuff is based off of The christian perspective correct. Well a great deal of i you know. I'll never forget how to do this. Panel on time and i will ask this question. Like how did you release a movie about church in then erotica movie on and you know i just really explain my stance that You know if you are a believer then you must know that god is there. Even when you're making love will win. We try to separate it when we try to erase. Our human experience are truly on a spiritual journey But a lot of my work is definitely based I do have a great deal of faith based work as well.
More Than a Dozen States Are Trying to Nullify Federal Gun Control
"We've previously been talking about this article from reason where it says. More than a dozen states are trying to nullify federal gun control. And what they mean by. That is in president sniffer. When we're calling him geriatric. Jesus geriatric jesus. The sniffer has decided to write some words down on paper and call them executive orders. Some of which fact Your rights to keep and bear arms. Yes and it was coming and we do. It would be a democrat. Did it are coming for your guns. These these guns have in the past been used in a big bed shootings of course big bad shootings aren't the problem in this country. It's little shootings. But and it's a little guns and but more than guns. It's like baseball. Bats and knives but you know whatever. Let's just. Let's just overreact shelly. Yeah and so you know. In a slightly heartening move over a dozen states have been like nanan anonyna- nanan in. That's not how it's going to go down. We're gonna write some counter legislation that nullifies these biden mandates. If you will. I think that's completely into my to my understanding of the constitution. That is completely legal. Well i mean first of all. He shouldn't be any president. Anybody in elected are shouldn't be able to write these mandates as i'm calling them what what's the official term Executive executive orders goes right. Yes they shouldn't be able to anything that resembles an executive order that goes against the constitution in theory. If they were to you know follow the constitution at all which they don't so they don't care but it just shouldn't be able to be written in such a way no one man should have that amount of power but yet they do. They do what they want
A Prayer for Greater Confidence in God
"Confidence in god by meg bucher read by liam martin. Now when all the people were baptized. And when jesus also had been baptized and was praying the heavens were opened and the holy spirit descended on him in bodily form dove and a voice came from heaven. You are my beloved son with you. I am pleased luke. Three twenty one through twenty two soft thick flakes of snow accumulated an illuminated. The dark hours of morning. It's a marshmallow day my youngest daughter exclaimed. She bounded down the stairs online school cancellations and quarantines hadn't told her wonder and excitement for data to play in the snow. I'd overheard her praying for marshmallow day the night before my husband and i watched the weather and anticipated a snow day but her surprised joy overflowed onto me as her smile. Lit up the room that morning. The sky lit up the day. Jesus was baptized a day. Four told in scripture alongside so many prophecies fulfilled by christ's early life death and resurrection. John who had simply come to prepare the way for jesus baptized him. As the dove hovered. Over christ's heavenly had in. God spoke that he was pleased. Luke mentions the baptism of jesus almost in passing the new bible. Commentary explains he wants his readers to know that jesus was praying at the time and above all that he received a divine revelation. Prayer is powerful. An often overlooked daily. We rush about powering through difficulty and hardship without laying at the feet of our savior. We don't ask for help glance up to say thank you. We fail to get quiet enough to listen for in here. His encouraging guiding voice of wisdom comfort direction
Alcohol in Early America
"Despite the very strict religious beliefs of early american settlers their religious beliefs didn't include abstaining from alcohol. Far from it they saw alcohol as natural and a gift from god. Jesus both consumed wine as well as made it at the winning qena so long as you consumed in moderation. They had no problem with alcohol. The rationale for drinking alcohol was that water wasn't considered safe. This belief wasn't totally wrong. Prior to development of modern water purification methods the simplest and easy way to kill microbes in water was with alcohol. Straight water was almost never consumed. One stories told a better. Talion immigrant named philip massey. Who caused a stir at large dinner. Party in philadelphia where he asked for a glass of water. He recounted quote. I perceived some confusion among the servants and the water did not arrive the host next to whom i sat whispered in year asking with a smile if i could not drink something else because the unexpected request for a glass of water upset the entire household and they did not know what they were about unquote. When the first. English settlers arrived in america. Getting the ale that they were used to consuming was difficult. The ingredients to make ale didn't grow that well in new england and importing from england was really expensive. This led to the consumption of different types of alcohol and those tastes drove a large part of the colonial american economy. The biggest rank in colonial america by far was rum by the time of the american revolution. Colonist were drinking three point seven gallons of rum per person per year rum is made from molasses. Which comes from sugarcane. Rome was first made in barbados and then imported to the american colonies. However the demand for rome was such that the first round distillery was established in boston in sixteen fifty seven. Eventually every town of note in the colonies had their own. Distillery
Singleness: Burden and Gift
"Join us today as we talk about singleness as well as what it means to be single and life in the church join us in having the conversations that shape us greetings tobin. Welcome to another conversation. Come listeners this amount of baptist. Podcast how you doing tobin. I'm doing good. How are you doing doing all right. It's been a tough week for for us. Say you recently lost a loved one in your family anthem. I'm mourning the loss of a friend. So you know different times during cova de wouldn't you say oh for sure. It's definitely a tough time to lose somebody during covid because you don't exactly get to see them funeral plans start looking different and there's a whole bunch of other different support. Networks are starting to look differently than they did before hand right. I was even thinking we talked about death last week. And then it kind of hits you personally so it's very interesting right. It's it's just part of our lives and when we don't think about it don't deal with it sometimes for caught unawares but yeah it's good to have to have that background and even as we are recording this we are almost at where death also plays a central role in the story and to defeat of death. Of course as well so yeah. It's very interesting. Yeah very much so. We had one of our recommendations to talk about singleness this week from a listener. Yeah it's quite the switch from death and there's quite a few ways we can take this conversation right so we'll kind of see how it unfolds. We'll see how the cookie crumbles but we could talk about singleness as an experience of individuals within the western culture right. We're probably talk about in our second half singleness as it relates to biblical values and and and culture and what the bible says there right and then we can also talk about a little bit in the beginning now about how singleness in psychology relate to one another. Yeah that's a good idea. Why don't you start us off with that Even as you're talking about it's interesting to even think about what is singleness right because singleness can be so many different things depending on how you define singleness and not being singled. So what do you think right. So single head is if we were to come up with something like a working definition here i would say. Single single hood is defined by not being in relation with another person. And i think the traditional idea of cygnus is in a romantic setting okay and you had some statistics on singleness in canada. As well which. I found fascinating i did and when i read these statistics. They're not exactly using the same definition. I am right and from what i understand. These are talking about single households so in canada. there there was an article in twenty nine thousand nine that wrote that compared to nineteen eighty six in two thousand sixteen. We had approximately double the amount of people who lived alone and so that means that we have about four million canadians across canada. Who who are single. Who who live alone and now with someone who provides that romantic so seventy percent of the four million have previously been in a relationship which would include widowed divorced or separated by any other means twenty percent of this four million are currently in a relationship with somebody but they just don't live in the same household right and then fifty percent of these individuals also have a child. Roughly speaking two million canadians live in a single parent or guardian household and are pulling triple or quadruple duty in order to support and care for the children or the dependence and simply don't have the same resources that we do with having an extra person there right fascinating. So when i asked you about the definition singleness you talked about not being in a meaningful relationship or romantic attachment to someone but then as you're giving us each statistics you already seeing a little bit of a clash with how you defined versus how perhaps canada or society defines it right because society defines this as just romantic attachment. I was just thinking about singleness before we even we even talk today and How we just assumed that you have to be part of a meaningful. You have to report a meaningful romantic relationship or attachment in order to not be single whether that's married or living with somebody or at least being boyfriend girlfriend whatever we wanna do whatever we want to call it but the experience of singleness goes beyond just that right. I mean The i was reading some articles about this author deborah hirsch. She's a christian author. She's a little bit out there because she talks about sexuality but she talks about homosexuality is not just a sexual expression within a sexual relationships ship between two bodies but that sexuality transcends also into every relationship we have because we we can't just separate parts of our being. We can't just say this part of me sexual in this. Part of me is relational. And this part of me is spiritual we are one hole and so it transcends. I heard a talk by her. And so she talked about what that means for single people and and celebrate people people who choose to be celebrate in that setting. And that doesn't mean that these people don't need community or meaningful relationships of attachment even if they're not romantic attachments over shirt and i like that idea of the embodied whole as you can't we can't segment like like you said sexual the the spiritual whatever that it all comes together as one person right that being said there are individuals out there who would find they can be in a non sexual relationship. That'd be classically to find a single but aren't troubled by that Right so you're looking at the asexual community where relationships with out that sexual component still fulfilling and meaningful right right and the flip side to that is you have people who have this meaningful community. Who who have lots of deep meaningful attachments to other people but are longing for would consider themselves being single and lonely and longing for a deeper expression for deeper romantic and sexual attachment to someone exactly while there are some that. Do not need that romantic or other person attachment to the same level. There's other people that crave and need it and desire so talk to me a little bit about what that means in terms of how how you live life and how you engage life as a single person. Well okay so growing up in canada as this as a single person who is wanting a relationship and can't find it what is what is that. Psychologically like and i would i have. I think i have a few friends who would fit this category and i just from conversations with them it's not a enjoyable experience Even in my own past bake as someone who from eighteen onwards wanted to have like girlfriends and wanted to be in those in in in relationships with other beings who felt that long. I've had a taste of how powerful that loneliness and that drive four relationship can be right and then there's a certain amount of feeling of rejection and isolation loneliness from not having that being fulfilled so as you're talking my question comes up. What's the. I am trying to word this but where maybe i'm using the wrong words but where does longing turned into obsession or or need so so what i mean by that is can you have that long. Can you desire something and still be content. With present circumstances. I mean that comes down to how you define contentment I would say that if contentment means you're all right with the circumstance. Then no because you still desire that relationship okay We talked quite a number of episodes back about the dark night of the soul right about longing for something how You desire of reality of presence to be with in in my circumstance was to be with god and how reality circumvents that there then becomes a conflict between what is felt. And what is known. That being said you've already touched on this with the obsession component right but then there is also that danger of it becoming an obsession of turning that pain right into something negative such as is found in some communities such as the involuntary salvator the in self community online right and then what you find in those communities is that a lot of this pain and turmoil gets turned outwards against other communities where they start blaming other people and other things for their own loneliness and rejection and in doing so their reactions become a negative coping mechanism an unhealthy behavior to try and alleviate the discomfort or rationalize it so then that goes back to my original question so because because my worry is that that we're kind of setting up a binary in the sense that i want to be in a more committed relationship of one sort or another. Let's call it romantic for for better for lack of a better word. So i want to be under romantic relationship. I'm either in the stage of wanting that and the more i wanted to do the closer i get to it being an obsession in my life or i get it and then i'm fine but there is no room to to to live a. Is there no room then to live a life. That says hey i would really desire this but i will also be content. Happy with where i am right now and and live into that to the fullest. And that's that's tricky because we don't have a lot of social narratives that kind of give us that framework to experience singleness in a healthy way. So if i were to break that down a little bit when we watch movies in rome these romantic movies and stuff. It gives us a lot of even you even say it's either healthier unhealthy. That's not me to judge right now but it still gives you those narratives to kind of go and say oh. This is what it's like to be in relationship. This is how i can experience relationship and and dating and being with another person. We don't have movies about what it's like to be alone at least not popularly right right or if they are they're fairly depressing right. There fairly depressing. It's all about not being in that relationship and own. Maybe i'll get into that relationship. There's the whole trope in the late. Two thousands of the manic pixie dream girl where it's all about these writers hollywood writers that use women and relationships to give men character growth in arcs in the movie right so it's all about being relationship pure like it's not about the expression of singleness as healthy in itself. It's about relationship as fixing your problems so that not then create problematic relationships as well. In the sense that i'm finding all my fulfillment than in that relationship once. I do find a relationship where i where i haven't grown as a person or don't have enough emotional intelligence to be content with the person that i am because the person that i was always looking for someone else to to complete me exactly. It creates problems both in relationships expectations for relationships and for people who also want to enter relationships. Right and even individually it creates a learning process or provides an opportunity for a healthy learning environment. Where you start to empathize with your partner where you can put yourself. In their shoes and learn that your flaws also have to be negotiated with their flaws and that there's a balancing act and interpersonal dynamics. Come in and i mean that turns even so now. We're talking about dating but that that that's the same thing with with friendships as well right. If you're i can see a scenario. I've seen lots of scenarios where where you're not content. You're not necessarily content with who you are and so you're you're expecting a lot of out of that friendship relationship for your happiness for your contentment even for your self esteem for the way you Assess your own value that kind of stuff And that can even come out in familiar. Familial relationships as well right where you depend. It's about on another to define who you are and to give you that esteem right and so i mean maybe we're getting off track but that's kind of what singleness conversations are in the sense. Is that the healthiest relationships in our lives are are where we have Some sort of independence isn't it. Yeah yeah independence crates freedom. Authenticity for who you are. In relation to the overall relationship that being said we also live in a society that needs us to be in relationship so to further expand on this point there is there has been studies. I was just scrolling passively I love read it i. I'm on it all day while just pathway scrolling on read it and they were talking about how people live longer when they're in hell in healthy relationships. Oh interesting and lots of articles in the medical community about how people who come in with their partners rent have better treatment results and partly to have somebody to talk to and somebody else to gather information. Yeah whatever the reason is another person there right even just as a tax bonus is is beneficial. So we have. We live in a society that set up for couples and yet the dangerous. become too codependent. And while there's this whole codependence piece talked about but then how as a single person do you live right right so if your approach this as as a single person you see the i live in a society that needs couples that needs you know somebody to stay home and clean the house or look after the kids while somebody else needs to go work. How do i be both people. Yeah or even attach detaches. I think in our society we attach maturity to to relationships as well right so a part of adulting is to be in a meaningful relationship. I always found that whole areas adulting if being an adult but somehow of verb but anyways You know like you are considered writes so you are considered to be a more mature adults in comparison to other people your age if you're in a meaningful relationship and on top of that if you do certain things if you have a certain job if you have a house and if you have kids right over sure i even feel that in school like what. I'm twenty five now. But because i'm married all of a sudden that puts me in a whole nother brand right of society all of a sudden i'm more mature i'm responsible and i'm sure if i had kids out even put me in another bracket above 'cause now i'm looking after little right little little children but as as we're talking i'm just wondering if we wouldn't have a healthier society if we we would learn what it looks like to live healthily in singleness for a time of our lives even just a how we talk about singleness it would be helpful for the individuals who are signal Because we are seeing a rise in people who live alone or who aren't conventionally married or unconventionally being with somebody else and just to harry healthier narratives for them to us and to understand themselves and even understand ourselves with. Kate will greatly benefit us as a community as a as a broad social community as christians and canadian. A do well. Let's transition a bit into the bible here. where So where have if. I'm a single person. And i wanted and i'm and i'm just lonely as all can be. Have you found that. Most people find their strength. I think were most people go in terms of the bible. At least we can talk about how we talk about church. How about single isn't church. And how we treat single people insertion. That's a separate thing from how the bible talks about singleness. I mean jewish culture. Very much thought that you had be married that that's just you know that that's the purpose of your life is to be married if you're mad at your purposes to have a have a wife so that your wife can have children and and your family line keeps going and if you if you were a woman you know your goal was that for your family to find to find the man or family who would take you i mean as a patriarchal society is but there is no. I don't know if there's a real allowance The only time there is conversation is about widows right and how you treat widows and so in that sense. The old testament is much more progressive than the surrounding cultures of its time and makes allowance for widows and treats them well and in that sense even relationships are still political. Yeah in that. It's not about so much being with somebody else. As it is a way to further your lineage as a way to get some gain right and not saying that there isn't a component. Alright love between why. Perhaps there is some counter cultural stories even embedded within the old testament to see the story of of ruth and her mother-in-law. Ruth naomi. i mean ruth's story restoring does end in marriage but it's very much naomi who makes it happen and they owe me you know. She kind of becomes a mother kind of surrogate mother to son that ruth bears. I mean that's how the story ends in the bible. Were supposed to see that image. Even though she's not married so it's a fairly counter cultural story there is rahab the prostitute who becomes part of israel. There's the story of tamar who forces kind of what we would call a constitutional crisis. It's not a constitutional crisis but it's a crisis of the law for for for one for for one of the for one of the men that was supposed to marry her. Her father in law's supposed to marry her according to the law because her husband has passed away but he refuses and so eventually she she forces her way into this. There's the story of astor who who kind of becomes part of this abusive kings. Well she's the she becomes the queen to disabuse of king and rescue the people of israel. I think all of those are somewhat counter cultural in the sense that that they're describing to us non normative relationships within that paradigm but also some of these women become not all of them that i mentioned but some of them are part of the story of jesus right so matthew mentions for women in the genealogy of jesus and even though clearly there had to be men for those four women to have borne children has not the men that are identified. It's the women that are identified. And so it already kind of focuses more on the person under relationship that that they were in jesus himself never married according to the gospels. All of a sudden you have these single people doing things right. i mean we. We don't we don't know of mary. Martha lazarus or married. We never find out. They are just people right. The assumption probably is that they would be. But but even when lazarus dies. we don't hear about his wife morning right. We we hear about his sisters. Mary magdalene she married. We don't know right. I mean you go down the list of all these characters and somehow we don't often find out about their familial relationships and isn't there a passage in there somewhere about how it it in summary. It's like get married if you want to. But you know your your relationship with the lord is i and you gotta serve that primary. I corinthians that where it is. I post writing. Yeah i mean. Paul paul is also single. There's a hint there. in first. Corinthians read the passage wrongly sometimes. But there's a hint there. In first corinthians step maybe at one point paul was married and he considers himself a widower. I've never heard preached in church but there is a hint there because he's talking to the widows and widowers and he's co counseling them to stay single and he says be as i am so he identifies himself with them. He doesn't leader. He talks to to what he calls the virgins which would be the single people who are potentially also engaged to be married which is different than the widows widowers and so there he doesn't say as i am because he's not. He doesn't see himself like that. He sees himself like a widower. So but in that passage. Basically what paul is saying. Yeah Marriage is a good thing and if you want to be married be married and if you don't wanna be married you have a gift to bring to the conversation as well and the way the we paul seasons in that conversation is gift that single people bring is is an attachment to church and into the work of god. I mean this comes out of paul of paul paul's idea anyways is that jesus coming back soon. You know. And so he saying why. Why waste your time getting married. We have so much stuff to do. Let's go get working and proclaiming. Jesus christ but that's the gift that single people that that's the gift that he sees himself bringing to the church as well right. I'm single so i can go and serve god and i can go and proclaim and so So he very much kind of trying to tell people. Stay in whatever situation you are. Don't get divorced if you're married. Stay married and have sex. He literally. I mean literally what he says. Don't don't all of a sudden now because you think that you're that you're christian. Stop having sex. If you're in a marriage you know. There's no you're not holier if you're in a celebrate marriage with somebody then if you're in a sexual relationship with somebody and so That's kind of his frame of mind right and so what. I take that passage. Don't i think what we should take a passage is that there's legitimate calling and gift to singleness within our congregations and we haven't really acknowledged that ever or very rarely and as as you're talking here. This is reminding me of a story that. I read quite quite a quite a few years ago when i was taking a family and marriage class. I believe that was the course. I was in for this. Where was talking about An evangelical preacher who was off doing missionary work off off in the boonies somewhere and then his daughter right was or his family was having trouble and distress and their daughter. I think even commit suicide over his lack of involvement. Yeah this is a story that i read in a book called sweet surrender by dennis hiebert and the question raised is what becomes more important family or missionary work right well. My critique on this was that he shouldn't this this preacher guys should not have even gotten married in the first place if he couldn't have committed to the relationship as a whole right right. And you know. I i mean before we talk. Today i went and reread some of this stuff. And i corinthians seven and you you can go and read yourself there paul saying that. If you're married you are committing to that relationship and you need to give it a significant amount of energy. That is your calling by god within marriage so you you know the the the calling that god puts on you cannot supersede that calling that god has put on you for that marriage. Because you're asked to be in this relationship of mutual self giving love so you have to kind of buy into that but if you don't need to be in a relationship like that then you can give some of that energy to the work at hand or two one way to one way to to translate it. There has to present necessities. Paul says And so that's that's how paul would put would address it. I don't think paul would understand. I don't think. Paul understand our fascination with saying hey To be to be a good human. I need to be part of a relationship. I need to be in a marriage any to have kids. And then i'm going to dedicate all my energy to my work or to my church. You know for pastors or or to this and ev- this relationship that i've committed to is going to take second place to another relationship i've inserted into it and then using jesus own words to kind of To support that is weird. I don't think paul would ever do that exactly. And i think we put this pressure on missionary work that It becomes the one and only calling for a christian to be part of god's works in the world. Yeah and what. Paul is trying to say i think is hey. If you're single now you can do mission or missionary work. You're not attached to the work of your marriage covenant relationship so why not not stay the way you are. He's trying to tell these people in corinthians why not stay the way you are and do missions work. If that's what you feel like god is calling you to see in our mind. We have turned completely around. We often how we are. We have such distrust of single people especially single men that we say. Hey no-no before you can do ministry worker before you can do missionary work and this is very much agenda conversation because it's not the other way around. We don't distress single women we asked him. and then. So that's an noticing this even as we speak right here. I've been hesitant to talk about this call. That paul has and says. Hey you're single and you can work for the church because to me. It sounds abusive. Make single women do often. We send them out to be missionaries. We asked him to serve. You don't have children. you can do this right. We don't do the same thing for single men or very scared of single men and if want men to do any kind of ministry. We want men to be married and have children because that safety as so. That's that's even the gender dwayne which we approach singleness right. And i think you're in a very unique position at thirty to even speak about that because of your work now with Generation rising coming up and with your older work at in out of town or you did that sort of abroad. Work right where you've seen students and individuals who either as a couple or who are dating or who are single going off and doing this work in in in africa or or wherever you sent them thinking of even thinking about who hires churches in terms of pastors right. It's okay for youth pastor. It's okay for a youth pastor to be single sometimes right because they're young Oftentimes if men right they're young. That's alright we prefer a single woman or a married woman to our children's ministry because they're just more approachable to children. Once you're past you get into a more. An associate pastor position or a lead pastor position. We really want that pastor to be married whether they're a woman or a man we really would like them to be in a committed relationship because that to us is the highest ideal. The highest value within the congregation. Right i mean. I don't think i've been to a church where we've had a single lead pastor. I have. I have not attended a church like that anyways. No i'm trying to think. I don't think i've ever had lead pastor as a single person. i've had associate pastors. Who were then in a divorce relationship or in a separate relationship right and that could be a whole nother podcasts. But yeah yeah. And i can't speak to their experiences. No no but within at least within the evangelical world that i've grown up in yet it's marriage seems to be this high ideal and so any time we talk about singleness and we talk about singleness even as a calling or as an opportunity We tend to think in our minds we tend to think about singleness calling opportunity for women not so much for men and we also tend to not put enough support around single people So we're tend to not give them the same community and while we say. Hey we value your singleness and if that's what god calls you to. Do we want to embrace that and you you can. You have something to give to us. We still want to celebrate mother's day and church and get frustrated when we celebrate we. Don't we still want to celebrate. Father stay in church and get frustrated when we don't and I can just. I mean i make a point of saying something to that effect every mothers and fathers day and i can just hear the roles you know i know the is aren't actually rolling but i can just hear that there's that pressure on you with the congress within the congregations like there there goes rafael again. Trying to be all politically correct not politically correct. It's an acknowledgment that our humanity is not just defined by our roles as fathers and mothers in within that attached relationship And committed relationship of of of marriage. I mean are not the only vision for for humanity not even in the bible. You know i mean. Let's talk about men. That aren't that that we wouldn't consider being fully men. I mean there's daniel and his three friends there most likely unix. Because that's what would happen in the bible. Once they were once they were taken as prisoners in palace. We have a whole book stories that we love to tell our kids about daniel right and we talk about the end times. We love to go to daniel and talk about you know that kind of stuff. There's there's a whole church in ethiopia that today still claims and traces their lineage. Back to a conversation with an ethiopian eunuch on-road from jerusalem Who's who has converted and baptized than an the ep ethiopian. Church still says. That's where we come from because he goes back right but somehow we've said that the highest ideal value is marriage is is being committed marriage with two children and suburban suburban right. Right right. I mean even within our culture. We do not have father's day and mother's day and a far saying on mother's day or a single people's they right we just don't either and so i would say for maybe the if we were to sum everything up that there's a really deep call. Or there's a really deep spirituality to being single and that there is special and it's needed and it's not any worse of a calling that being said we also need to adjust start cultural narratives and what we say in how we talk. And how he fee with people that needs to shift so that they can also feel that calling especially this has been another episode of the modern anna baptist. Please join the conversation by emailing us. At conversations that shape us gmail.com or joining us on twitter at modern anna baptist. Either way we'd love to hear from you and grow with you and continue to have fantastic conversations.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. On the Black Church
"Guest louis gates has written a new book called the black church. That's a companion to the pbs series. He hosts of the same name. The book explores the history of african american religions from the days of the transatlantic slave trade to the black lives. Matter movement says black churches were the first institutions built by black people and run independent of white society in the us with the earliest black christian congregations. Roughly contemporaneous with the declaration of independence. He describes how churches became the foundation of black religious political economic and social life. He also tells his story about the bargain. He made with jesus that led him to the church at age twelve but life eventually led him to become more of an observer than participants in religion. Henry louis gates has hosted many pbs series and written companion books exploring the history of african americans including the recent book in series on reconstruction. He also hosts the series finding your roots in which through dna tests and in-depth genealogical research reveals the ancestrally. History of his well known. Guess gators a professor at harvard where he directs the hutchins center for african and african american research. Our interview recorded last thursday. Henry louis gates welcome back to fresh air a pleasure to have you back on our show in the acknowledgements in your book. You think a list of people for helping you fully realize the awesome significance of the black church and black religious beliefs in your own life and in the lives of other people. Let's talk a little bit about your own life when you were young. Your mother was methodist your father episcopalian. You attended your mother's church as a child. Would you describe that church yeah. It was a small methodist. Church is called walden methodist church. It's still there and many of my cousins and old friends so worship at church in many of the people most dear to me who passed away or memorialize on the walls of the church but it was a methodist church but it was almost the fundamentalist church. If
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Of life and once you have been written that you cannot be blotted out so of the buco life. You can't be it out of any book so jesus says to the churches there and you must go. If you overcome are you will not be hurt by the second death. He says well. How do you overcome. It's clearly stated in pieces of john. First john four. I think i was he. Who is he that overcomes but he believed jesus is the christ. If you have believed that this is the christ you have overcome already. So these people in the churches there are might be works ovation starches and they weren't saved. They will come to some kind of knowledge of the lord. Jesus christ or whatever. They may be realized to help or they needed happy with our seen so whatever the just wanted are the good life. Oh just wanted the sharks. Karcher meet their friends or their wife. Maybe we'll save. Don't want to go short that we don't know really but there are lots lots of lost people in churches who still pray to jesus or use the name of jesus and my guess is that when jesus says he says something like In either comet will not be hurt by the second death. he's talking to people who are lost. Who have not had their name written in the book. Lie in the lamb's book of life. They have their naming the book of life because everyone who is alive today as he's naming the book of life and you get blotted out from the book of life when you die in on beliefs see so he was talking to lost people there. You know because they hadn't overcame come yet. Who is he that overcome it. He's the diesel is the son of god. Jesus is the christ he has overcome he's the over comer. Is he.
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"And when he says he's talking to unsaved people so clear here that in the churches that are unsafe people but jesus did have a certain amount carrying for these onset people because they do name his name and they do worship in his name. You know engaged in the name of jesus but you can beyond saved and do that. And so they have their name written in the book of life and the reason they have that is because they have not yet died in. Believe they're still alive you get. Your name blotted out of the book of life moncia. Have your name blotted out the book life year. You cannot get your name written in the lamb's book of life either and that that happens when you die in on belief because once you physically die on this earth you have no chance to come to faith. Faith is a free gift so let me. Salvation is a free gift so so basically there are two books. One is the book of life. And it's the works and nowadays lamb's book of life and it's The free gift overturn salvation in heaven and this explains then why wait. Says they should come go back to their first lob you know repent and blot you out of the of the book of life and you shall not be hurt by the second death. What is saying well if you have your name written in the lamb's book of life which you get by faith alone in christ alone. That's the i love then. If you have that then you go to heaven so you don't go to lake of fire so you see here. How are we have this. It's all working out actually so you can say no right there. In philippians four three not say lamb's book of life than our claim. Because you know you. We are in the new testament than here is revealed. The mystery of salvation mysteries are revealed in the new testament. So he's talking about salvation here already so it is that book the lamb's book of life you.
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Due to race just half of baba the animals to to to become a christian and realize that you can't trust people because of that they name the name of christ jesus s in. He says that in the gospel. Jesus didn't trust them that they fall on him because they they named him and followed him because of miracles did but jesus didn't trust them because he knew what was in man or in men in new their heart so he didn't trust them. You know jesus. We are not as great as jesus you know of course but we can get the mind of christ. It says the bible the hope of glory christ in you. So that's why we have to realize things. I'm not going back to the show you know. I've had enough experience of shorts for lifetime pastors for lifetime. I can talk to people who who talk to me. But on the streets or something but i don't enter that buildings anymore because You know. I realized that that they can single out. People that are the true sheep and tried to destroy the true sheep. And why is that. If the leadership is not of the holy ghost they are going to be against all ghost. You say what what do you mean while. Basically what i say is satan. Jesus don't get long. They never did never will. And if the leadership is oh satan and you are a believer. How do you think that's going to sort it out for you. If you go there. Satan is always gonna try to destroy the christians until he gets locked up or put in the lake of fire. Whatever so that that's not gonna answer you can't you can't argue with satan and tried to get him to get along now you say. Well why are you calling christian satan. Why anyone who isn't born again is of the fabio satan.
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Yes oh so. That's why i want to say you know that we should be in our relationship based on trust and not based on church and absolutely not people think it should be relationship based on jesus and then they go too short and the end up not building relationship the right way because faith workers i love you know just a proverbs. Two eighteen twenty four. The man that has friends must shoe himself friendly and there is a friend. Stick is closer than a brother but what i wanna point out here that you have to be friendly to have friends but insurance you don't necessarily have to be friendly to make your what if you give money and you work there You know it's about two short. And i noticed these churches. They all friends with each other and they're not often not friends with other people so it's about they become part of a group that is basically the church and it's almost like a colt actually because he works the same with in the call that they old friends with each other on facebook and so on and they are not friends with with the you know. They're not even read. Their relatives may be you know. And we know that. Jesus said this. To the pharisees that when you have trouble you go offer a gift on the altar instead of you know so it's a but the problem occurs when you go to the shorts the actually become your neighbor so you will actually be breaking your You will be breaking the law of god when you if not nice to them so it's very important to not go to church if you want to feel if you wanted to work with Dealing with with shorts people. It's very important not to go there. See if i had something more yeah you can take the stood look sixty eight and the lord commend this on your stood because he had donna vice. Leave for the shooting of the world are in their generation visor than the children of light. And what they're talking about. Is that this guy. Who jesus he the guy he had Failed and then. He started to forgive on writers mama and he was approved. Then all jesus so it's important here. Shorts people often do the opposite. They if they feign they told to work harder in charge. You know when. Do as pastor says you know and so so you go totally wrong. Where were these on. Your stewart is telling you to forgive on writers on in the name of jesus christ so you couldn't go to your neighbors and say i forgive here by sixty percents of your sins in that. They're committed against god. I can do that. Because i'm in charlotte. God i'm a born again christian and then you see you don't forget. He noticed that they understood. Didn't forgive all the depth that they had to what's his lord. Which is these as christ but you forgive. Give part of it you know so. We'll have to watch out for safe and balsa among our unrighteous. Mum on and i think even possibly in charges but yeah in churches to there are people who prey to unclean spirits. You know beware these people. They not normal under. I just monday are set against you and satan will always try to destroy jesus and you know what you did. He was in the group there and he. Ah he didn't stop you know he. He tried to kill an managed to get uses crucified. You know okay. So let's see. I think That's it for now..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"You have to read it for it to be an investment. And beware of a lot of people cuz they're going to be a lot of deceivers out there who come to you can come to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I ask why you need the real word of God the scripture to guide you the King James Bible and this is the 1833 edition of the King James Bible is good because it's it's basically a reprint of the original 1611 King James Bible with Roman fonts instead of the office phones that were in the sixth eleven. So it's an exact reprint. So it's good because then you get the real the real King James Bible. So I recommend this Bible but there are always others. I I recommend so Let's see. if I can switch to another quickly here Oh, that was the wrong one. Here is what here it is. So this is one from Cambridge and it's a lord text large print text Edition that I recommend also. This is very good addition our records. It's you don't get any commentary here. You just get the real stuff the word of God. It doesn't have the chapter summaries as in the previous one. I showed you the eighteen thirty three years, but it has everything else. It has everything that is in the original Greek and Hebrew texts. And the king is Bible is the preserved. It's the So preserved word of God that it's it's inerrant. There's no fault in nothing is wrong. It's a surreal stuff. It's like reading the original Greek and Hebrew looking as Bible so you can trust it and the problem that you meet as a Christian is that you cannot meet a lot of people who come to you in the name of Jesus Christ and deceive you and a lot of people are discouraged by these by this and some Stop Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ even dead. So God has given us his written word. He's living word rose up to heaven and his Living Word is called the Lord Jesus Christ, but God has has written a given us his written word. Which is the King James Bible? So by yourself, they say read it every day every day for an hour. At least I would suggest. I also recommend mostly reading the New Testament the Old Testament is good too. But I think that if you don't read the New Testament, you can go wrong because I'm the New Testament is the revelation of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ is the savior. So that's why the New Testament has a special position for a Believer song. But you know, you can find Jesus in the Old Testament to and so on but it's just that some people can go wrong if they start with the beginning of the Bible. It takes very long time until you get to the New Testament and the New Testament has a special importance..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Cause I don't deserve Heaven I deserve hell but was saved by his grace through faith in his son and God. What I want to talk about today is that I might not have discovered the Babylon wage if I had not been ready to to judge and we shouldn't judge don't judge cuz you suck with a measure. You mete shall be measured up to you. So we shouldn't judge but there is actually appropriate to to to judge in some cases and see if I can bring it up here. See what happened now. Oh. See here. It says somewhere in the Bible that when Jesus judges his his judgment is true. Don't judge know. It's it's like this. It says like this. Jesus says something like this. I'm not come here to judge or to condemn. You know, I've come to say no. I don't know see if I can find it..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Then I try to kind of get them to to see the scene that they have committed, you know. And if they refuse to see it, you know, what happens is that you both ways, you know. cry no But you know, I'm not perfect myself. I think we shouldn't judge others, you know, we see that here that the false present here are people who it's not that they judge. It's not that's not a choice whether or not doing here. It's not really that they judge you because we can discuss rebuke behavior of a Christian. We can say that it's wrong to do those things or whatever. What and we don't what we see here. Is that these people? They tried to bring them into bondage. You know, they tried to bring them into bondage. And they try to find the leak, but you have in Christ Jesus and they tried to bring you into bondage. No. and I don't think you bringing someone into bondage is telling them. That is not good to see in or something. I don't think that's bringing people into bondage, you know, try to bring you into bondage, but you Dusty to Jesus you try to to get in crucify, you know month. They come in the Spy out your Liberty try to bring you into bondage exactly what you just did it was there and use the information you had, you know to to get Jesus crucified with this is a force brother, you know, Judas. Recent typical example of false Brethren right you does. And we see that they they tried to it's not just telling you, you know, if tell if I tell you that you should not. That you should not. Worship idols that. Trying to bring you into bondage, you know, it just preaching the word of God, you know, is he dead against preaching against saying, you know, I'm not against this was a cool is called. Fire and brimstone preaching or you know, he'll he'll help by breaching or I'm not against all that..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"I remember that I did I took that. Then two, thousand fifteen, and so then in two thousand and sixteen I. ENDED ALL SHORT-TRACK TV and It was actually I In September two thousand sixteen. That's when I got saved and. Claim that that's when I got saved and my interest in. Yeah that's what I could save and I prayed to yeast during that summer a lot because I was in dire straight. A. Difficult point situation. I prayed a lot to Jesus Christ. and. By, September two thousand sixteen something had happened. More. Problem, with the system. Basically my you could claim that. I became quite broken by then. I was a fool I didn't understand. What I should do not do so. Before then I will be. Broken and realized by by then. What happened in two thousand, September two, thousand, sixteen, I realized there was off to life. that. was revealed to me. When I got saved. I realized there was a live off to this like before then I'd basically lived for this life. I lived for you know I'd read the Bible and so on. But I live for this life and for having a good time in this life and getting as much as possible. Out of this life. And that was the entered I didn't. I didn't know about an author life and I think there are many profess ingredients today who don't know we'll consider a life after this. But you know to get saved you have to. Understand that there is such a life. As a life after your physical death. Because otherwise. You have not been internally say you have to trust each subscribed for Your Eternal Salvation Not just for your life here in this world you know. If you trust Christ for life fearing this wall I think more you could claim that you want to have Jesus as a helper. Rather than a savior. Maybe. But to be saved you have to trust Jesus. Christ reloading. The tonal your tone life. And trust that he. He is Your Eternal Salvation. And that's what I did. In September two thousand sixteen I trusted in Jesus Christ and I knew about. That there was such thing as eternal life. and. I read the Bible all the time I remember once I did this I. I. I get go baptizing church I started to. Do attend short I started to work in Church as audio technician. and. a lot of this time period. Not all the time, but doing some of this time period. I wasn't some kind of psychiatric drug. And I wasn't psychiatric. I. Got Baptized. I was on it when I. Worked in the church there and but then around. February two, thousand, seventeen, I I started to leave the church and Know and then. I got A. Intimidating visit from short elder. And?.
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Okay. So I'm going to try to preach here a little sermon. And First of all. I want to say that the new Jesus Christ. The Lord and Savior. He's the savior and you believe in him. That's. The simplicity of faith you know. More complicated than that. And people play mother wise. Might end up being. Wrong and regretting eventually. Because the pool said. God forbid that I glory. In anything else. But, the Cross of Christ. You know. What he took on that cross when He. The son of God died on the cross for our scenes. was buried and resurrected again and that's. What is awaiting us. Four also or those his sheep who believe in him? For All those who believe in him. That's more of weight Ding us. The Gospel. Is The Lord. Jesus Christ as died for our sins on the cross being buried. And resurrected on the third day. And all those who believe in Him receive a free gift of Eternal Life in heaven. But? There's going to be many. False prophets out there. Who are going to try to? Nail you to the wall for saying this. Just like they did to the Lord Jesus Christ. And, you won't be able to convince them. That, you're right. Because They hate you. They hate your guts. And they hate you for for Saying this because they want what you have. They want. It on the lights, because these are lost, people who Will attack you for preaching the Gospel the foolishness preaching. Because it can be foolishness to preach because people attack you. Stephan preached. And they stone him to death. Pool was stoned also. Jesus was crucified, you know. So preaching the Gospel The True Gospel can cost you your life. and. You might be hated. By people? But the true goes believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for your sins being buried and resurrected on the third day. And if you believe in him, he received the free gift of Eternal Life in heaven..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"They want to be Jesus basically. But you're not allowed to to Questo, but if you start questioning them, they want to be the Apostol you know. Reachable man you know. What do you do these people? What the only wise thing to do is to depart. So what I've discovered is that. There is A. That is A. Appearance. Something in the churches. But below that there is something else. Something very different? and. There's a lot about money. Because they have to pay this? Pastor. Says a lot about money and. Different churches work in different ways. Some people have a central steering headquarters some people. Do not so people are totally dependent on donation that donations of the members. And you know. And there's a pastor there who? Who is? A. Yeah. So! Is What I've discovered. That is. They want you to work for them, and you have to respect them as your superior. And that often IMOs some that the point with you know there's nothing wrong with superiors have but the charges that they WANNA have that. What that means they? WanNa have speed Joseph to those. Run, your life or whatever. I did get a debit to work out these people. Should people. And? I think it is because of that. Almost not supposed to be there. I.
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Know people who want to drag authors. We'd them to have. Pre Trib rapture preachers, you know broncos in drug addicts who? Who want nothing else better, drug other people to how with them? I come in contact with these people and the name, the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. And they They do all sorts of things to you, but you're not allowed to talk about. You know how to talk about. You know. and. Through? That we should everhart. Is that based with grace? Not Diverse doctors. So! It's better to be grateful towards these people. But. I think we are allowed to use swallow the spirit, the added the full armor of God and talk about this. So I personally think when. God says when Jesus says do not judge. Because with the judgment you'll meet, you shall be judged as long. I think he's talking about. Moses, law. And Judgment Moses lower was not about how old he spoke against me Oh. That's so terrible. He spoke against me. Use this tong against the to cut the dog or something no judgment in most slow. Mostly in wool the. There is things about discussions. It was not about what did he say you know? It wasn't Bob. The cutting after arms is on people and killing people. and. They had to give some some Macau's to someone. You know four times or something that they had stolen or doubled enough. Or you know. They had to maintain why for live for something? Wasn't that. It does well YOB maintain. They had they were not allowed to throw her out actually. Wasn't. The wise didn't have maintenance like the APP today in some countries. They have allowances. That was not the case, but you're not allowed to throw out the wife and. So? Much more humane and right back then. As because it's most is low, and that's the Lord Jesus talks about. You know he's talking about most as Lou and. Northbound John Dory Tito post from the noise could have shown to say something else, Jesus. If he man that this law most is Lo- is replaced or fulfilled in Christ. If, it meant that that somehow changed the. He could have yoked used another tar than joked or teeth because that specifically shows. That he's speaking about the Damri word. Almost is lowest stats. and. This is the thing that the judge people..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"What I'm saying is that? Do should judge righteous judgment, because shouldn't dog show. And there are people who say say that people say that we don't carry out judgment. That's true we don't. Punish people. What I'm saying is that. The judgment. The Moses Law of the Old Testament was like. People to death for adultery and things like that. That's carrying out judgment that that's. Punishing someone. We don't punish people. But people might think think that. that. Have found out in churches. Is that if you say something against someone or even talk against some sin? In a church that's enough to get you in trouble almost or don't be accepted. They wanted mentality on that note, saying no evil and I I agree that that's a good way to. Approach things. You don't understand the things you don't know about. Say No, you will. Because, you might be doing having to do with evil people who are going to. Tie, to catch your word. And snare you I thought you say you know so or force that QC based on what you say and also. It can be good to only say good things I agree with her. But But I found out. I what what I'm saying is I. Don't think that's. Carrying out judgment to say things. But I don't think so I think carrying out. Judgment has to do with things like there. But they did most slowing. The most is slow. They cut off people's arms, you know. And that was a woman who was touching. What been holding a man sap. Private Parts or is called Scott I think it's called. Called pretty members calling Kenyans Bible. And The punishment was that was that they were cut off. That is a way that you can't control of as you understand that day. It's very painful, so women could take off dominate demand that way I guess but and. Physically. And They cut off the arm of the woman who did that. And he says after that you shall not eat her so. That's judgment. That's punishment. So when I say Jesus says don't judge was document you. Because with judgment, judges meet up to you, you know. When he says that I think absolutely that that he's talking about the judgments in Moses, law. Because he says not one iota pause from law. So we're not the cut off people's arms and so on. And that's obvious, but there was other judgments in Moses little. Things like they cut people off from their people or excommunication, or whatever and those judgment..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Buzzer are into personal revenge revenge? You know they don't believe in a God they wouldn't let God the judge they won't personal revenge and I met they state them butts. I met them apple wine. I thought that Some of these Satan boats actually were Christians because they named the name of the and they were very articulate. Some of them are very very good at preaching accident. Very good at talking about Jesus but I realized eventually that they were Satan ball they will say the robots and they had no No Connection to the Rio. God they had another Jesus another spirit and another Gospel as often through the Gospel but also through the speed with that you know that we can find out that they have another Jesus now at this is more to me a marvelous thing to me it. Is this stuff about the Lord. Jesus Christ and about how? Well he didn't he is for of people and how these churches have become You know places where where devil rules devils rule you know devils rule and You know it's almost like an Islamic caliphate. Here goes by where I live now? You know they are in divorce. Accusations is something similar to mock executions based on I dunno based on false accusations and and You know and the it's it's very very weird. Where weird when you realize and it's the shortages have become almost Islamic. Can I think it has to do with you know that? They believe that they need to spread Jesus to everyone and they was spread something to them. But I don't think he's Jesus more likely corona or something. And and the Muslims the Arabs would remain Arabs in that we can council. They think they're still rooms. They will do their that. Saudi law or whatever something similar to shoddy law you know even though they might but they're Arab World Arabs. Don't want anything to do with these Arabs. You know. But but they in sense in the sense that.
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"And also undoing lethal video. And I'm doing this impre. So you're who? God the father and the praise Jesus Christ Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ to to to say to make me say what he wants me to say. And I want to warn against the force profits at people who are a lot right but then lead people away from the Strip generally people into four theology and You know you are told to jar to be able to discern who is who allen people teach you false doctrine they are Read Ticks and proper treatment near Rettig is to depart from them not to try to convince them. But we admonish them twice and then we reject them so when people tell you that for some example the atheists Don't burn forever in the lake. Fire you the teaching false doctrine or people tell you that these assess raised the bar in the New Testament. They are teaching false doctrine. And I can explain that the idea by that. Jesus says a raise the BAR IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. East this stuff that. Who's ever look on a woman lasting off? Their her has ordered the committed adultery with her in his heart in the sermon on the monkey successes and he doesn't say that this was not sold the old prominent but this is so not. He doesn't say that so raising the bar he did not do he just said the truth. And the truth of Jesus Christ existed in the Old Testament. It's not something that started in the New Testament started at the resurrection of Jesus Christ at the crucifixion. Death of Jesus has no this truth existed Already around when Moses was alive on the earth and you can just go to Hebrew. Eleven to see that the Old Testament saints are use doesn't example for proper faith in the New Testament. So this is. There's nothing this stuff about raising. The BAR is supposed option. And it's probably said because I don't know why people say this but we have these heretics around and heretics can become very angry and very judgmental when you expose them as heretics you know so We're not really to expose people as Vr just to to move on when we find her neurotic after. Two of munitions has `accessing teachers.
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"Hello I'm doing another video now and this is decide. Boom Matias speaking and Matias by name and I am a disciple of the Lord. Jesus Christ and your home is his father and some people have doctrine that God the father's name his y'all there I wanted to. Why do they have this pet doctrine? I was thinking is it because they have another father. They are their father. You know now. Y'All is the name I think some is not the name of God the father so they always using another name. Why are they doing this These people who Who who I think they call him a donor or something. It's it's not the name either whites but they don't like God. Maybe that's probably the the praying to God. Probably that could be it. We don't already but I would advise you against witches who will actually if you fellowship with them they will try to they so twisted your fellowship like pastors fellowship with them they will try to curse you because of that you talk to them you know. That's how twisted they are because they don't like your something out for passengers. Watch out for pastors this. You know hirelings. Watch out for hirelings. And it's not just that they're highlands. They are avid foils. Christ there another Christ manager coming mining saying I am Christ deceiving many what Jesus meant when he said that was not that manager. Come in in the name of Jesus Christ claiming to be Christ know what you mean by this. Spf You listen here. Manisha come in the name of the Lord. Jesus Christ that his preaching he's name preaching Jesus saying that Jesus is the Messiah this saving money. Because I mean if you come in the name of the to preach The Lord Jesus Christ and say that these assume asya. How could you deceive people? It sounds like you wouldn't deceit people because you preach Jesus Christ and you say Jesus is the Christ the Messiah the Savior. It's through all of that is true. You know so you see people. But that's what he's assess and that's what they do. They need people even though they preach his name and say he's the Messiah. This is the thing. And that's why it's so important to read the Bible. Listen to Jesus because he he he says the truth here.
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"You know out with these pastors. Oh my God these pastors these ordained pastors what attracted you know which out and what I mean by that. Yeah yeah input put. It doesn't does it. Say in the Bible that we should watch out with ordain pastors. It doesn't really does it? But would you must realize this that that was back. Then you know then. Three hundred B C. They set up a three hundred. Ad They set up Constant in the Roman Empire that started made it state religion You know the papacy in all that. It came off the the persecution persecution around the first century. There was a massive persecution first and second century for Christians the Roman Empire there omen emperors. They tortured and killed a lot of Christians. And you know then. They made it the state religion and they set up their own. This is this. Is You know you can read the book of Martyrs Soon and realize what's been going on since the Bible off to the Bible and these pastors are not owned recommend. Have ANY CONTACT WITH THEM? Actually and that's quite interesting that they are and Good but because you know most people the stuff about faith in Christianity and all this stuff most atheists they come in contact with either they come in contact with you know the church and the pastors and even people who are believers or they generally go to church you know and so short becomes equivalent to with Let's see I'm fixes? I think I have see I how to fix. So short becomes equivalent to faith in the Lord. Jesus Christ faith in in God faith Christianity Being disciple which which Church member all your practicing your faith here that in church you know. Do you see the they are the that. I've heard people say that I heard a person say that. All you practicing your faith in this church said you see I. Couldn't I couldn't continue picking up food in this Georgia without ending my membership all the short but when I ended my membership I noticed that they would still consider people a member who entered the building or something so the I dunno. They continue with their stuff. Anyway you can't but but The I don't know it just is justice is it's a bit Wrong all this stuff you know will will this. Baxley you know we should. We should name. Jesus with people we meet you know going to the Bible. This is the problem he those who don't They're not God's people or the The while they uses will be ashamed of them or something so we should name Jesus peop- people meet and this becomes a problem with church because you will go into Charleston. They will go do that. You know becomes war and by basically the best way to deal with this Church in Oh. That's what I noticed you calling really going there. Because they got a little dominion through that so basically in the building in the building. They have dominion to to certain extent so short. She's a superhero. Is a problem. You're not allowed to use the full armor. Oh God in there. So how can you possibly be in there? You know you know. I don't know it's just a mess stuff about church. It really is a mass. So did this little audio to people here now and some ten years. Stalker listening here now. Who wants to try to send me to hell with pre TRIB FORCE For the Gospel. Or whatever. But I tell you I tell you that The pastors in the churches are march. Maters that there you have the real devils the real dabbles. You know In the Churches in some churches real devils pepino thing. I'm going to end here so in the name of Jesus Christ that come on clean spirits two of each and every person that listens to this audio I'm out..
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"People who are promoted to you know on the email list. I always have a disc group where I've tried to intercede either. Either you can reach that asked if you look into my stuff the links there so what I'm saying is that I'm not changing my mind because people don't give me positive feedback you know but I believe there are people out there who are who know about this stuff you know. A lot of the people on Youtube are dispensational they into this pre Trib rapture and they can even some explain the way he bruce you know and because as you know they say it's to the Hebrews and would they say we gentile and so on so some people youtube tube they just for poor lineup pistols. They even explain away the sermon on the Mount. You know people do Ordain preachers so on Youtube so artist one. So is I'm not dispensational. But I do know that we the New Testament it brings with the new covenant you know which which is for the sons of God the the sons of God daughters of God and so this is sir very interesting when you understand all this as very good but it's also a beat scary in the sense that what I've discovered is that you get attacked variously and it's difficult record to not be persecuted and you can't really trust anyone out there and this is my problem with these people who are start listening to us that I've not been able to trust them. I had hoped somehow that there would be some some Group of people that I could trust but there there isn't it seems it's it's you know we have to trust in Jesus and we are to love. Jesus more than these not as Peter became a more to you know who didn't I guess because Jesus said it three times and but he also said Peter A- actually one time that he will go to death for him. You know so. That was interesting that he said it happened so because another time there were two people I think who said that. They won't see on his right and left whatever and he said. Can you be baptized with my baptism. Captain Yes we can they said so maybe you know saying yes to. Crucifixion is not so wise not physical fiction. But what what. I've felt this that it's a tough world and it's easy for people to when they see the amount of toughness that comes when everyone comes against you because as I said I I believe there are very few Christians out there and they will attack someone who shines with a light you know. That's the scary part is professing Christians. Aw who thought were on your side. Because a I've been you know they can sit there and be nice and then they backstab stab you. This falsehood I've experienced with these some of these Christians that they can sit there and nice to you and eventually they try to destroy you and it's just been it's been tough for me you know. It's been tough but Jesus Christ these Sir the way ahead you know and I want to to say that and Yeah I guess that was what I was going to say so I think I'm GonNa and also bless you bye for now..