Christ Is Enough, Hillsong Worship, Music Video. Followed by My Message: How to Be A Good Witness For Jesus. Sadly Most Christian's lack Bible knowledge. They live no different than the Lost they are trying to Witness to. Can you be an effective Witness for Jesus if you don't know your Bible, if you are no different than the lost around you? No absolutely not. You can change your lifestyle and live for Jesus starting now though. You can gain Bible Knowledge by reading and Studying the Bible. You can and you need to be a good Witness for Jesus. This video will help you to learn how to be all you can be for Jesus. I explain how to be a good witness for Jesus.
Some day soon, the Lord Jesus Christ is going to return and take all the born-again Christians to heaven. These instructions are for the people who are left behind, to tell them what to do after they have missed the Rapture. We are warning you about this now, because we won't be around then. All of these instructions are found in the Holy Bible, which is the first thing you're going to need to find out what is going on.
Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 "And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 "Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 "Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 "But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."
Is Abortion Murder? That should not even be a question. We protect bird eggs, eggs of all forms of Life but we refuse to protect Human Life.... If you don't know Abortion is murder than you must watch this Video all the way thru. If you are Pro Life you need to Watch and Share, these songs are Biblical and beautiful. These Videos are well made and will speak to your Heart.
From a student In Sue Bohlin's “Introduction to Ethics” class, the topic was abortion. As the discussion progressed, people all around her were saying that an abortion is good to do under any situation (rape, too young, the woman’s choice) and she argued my point is that abortion is murder. She stated that the Bible had claimed to that statement also. The teacher then told me that I have to prove to him and the class that the Bible says abortion is murder. Can you help me with verses, or anything I could possibly use to make my point valid?
Glad you asked!
The perspective that abortion is murder depends on two points: 1) The Bible condemns murder (taking the life of another human being), and 2) The unborn baby is a person—a human being.
Point #1: What is murder?
Exodus 20:13, usually translated “Thou shalt not kill,” one of the Ten Commandments, actually means “Thou shalt not murder.” (There is a difference. Taking the life of another person in war, for example, is not the same thing as murder.)
Point #2: The humanity of the unborn
1. Both Hebrew and Greek (the languages of the Bible) do not make a distinction between pre-born and born babies. Whether they live
No Son Of Mine. A Music Video by Phil Collins. After the video I talk about abuse in Families. Child Abuse, Family Members abusing each other.
The Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act defines child abuse and neglect or child maltreatment as:
Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.
Neglect is a failure to meet the child’s basic needs, e.g., not providing enough food, shelter or basic supervision, necessary medical or mental health treatment, adequate education or emotional comfort. Physical abuse refers to the injury of a child on purpose, e.g., striking, kicking, beating, biting or any action that leads to physical injury. Sexual abuse is the use, persuasion or forcing of a child to engage in sexual acts or imitation of such acts.
Emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse in childhood commonly causes adult depression, according to an article published in "Psychology Today" in 2003. Many adults can go years with depression without understanding the underlying causes. Recovering from depression requires the effort to identify the symptoms and their sources, and to change thoughts and behaviors, and alter brain structure and chemistry.
Each type of child abuse has unique characteristics, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Emotional abuse occurs when a child is subjected to close confinement, threats of terror, and verbal assaults such as belittling, rejecting and being made a scapegoat. Physical abuse involves being purposefully hit, punched, kicked, dropped or dragged. Sexual abuse includes genital molestation, exposure or voyeurism, intrusion, prostitution or involvement in pornography.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 1.25 million children experienced abuse in 2005 and 2006, of which 27 percent suffered emotional abuse, 58 percent physical abuse and 24 percent sexual abuse. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that among adults ages 18 and older, approximately 15 million have major depression and 3 million have chronic mild depression. The onset for depression for most people begins after age 30, and it affects a higher percentage of women than men. People with a history of emotional and physical abuse have an earlier age at onset of depression and a longer duration of illness, according to a study published in the "Journal of Psychiatric Research" in 2010.
The signs of abuse vary by child and type of abuse, according to Prevent Child Abuse America. Extreme passivity or aggression, and lack of attachment to a parent are common signs of emotional abuse. A child who has unexplained marks and bruises on her face or body and is fearful of the perpetrator expresses signs of physical abuse. A child who has difficulty walking or sitting, unusual expertise about sex, or runs away from home may be suffering sexual abuse.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression can interfere with the ability to pursue daily activities to eat, work, play and sleep. The common signs of depression are feelings of prolonged sadness, worthlessness, fatigue, insomnia, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, and thoughts of suicide.
Adults who experienced abuse in childhood are sensitive to stress and have a cascade of biological effects that cause depression. According to research published in "Biological Psychiatry" in 2009, emotional abuse in childhood significantly diminishes response to cortisol, and this effect increases with age. Cortisol is a hormone released during stress that when chronically elevated, can reduce available levels of a chemical messenger in the brain called serotonin that can cause depression.
The trauma from abuse can last a lifetime. Early identification and treatment of abuse and depression can reduce the long term impact. Mental health professionals can help recovery.
This Video is to encourage Trump supporters. To have them celebrate how Blessed we are to have Trump for our President. Too many people from the Left and the Right are bashing Trump 24/7. People get scared every time someone says Trump is betraying his voters. Trump has not betrayed anyone. He is the only true Man in Leadership in all US political offices. I am Proud to say I have supported Trump since 2015 and I have never lost Faith in him.
President Trump's administration’s achievements are overlooked his list of accomplishments has surpassed those of former President Ronald Reagan at this time and more than doubled since the last tally of accomplishments after his first year in office, giving President Trump a solid platform to run on for re-election. He conducts political rallies around the country, during which he talks up his wins in hopes it will energize Republican voters, the administration has counted up 289 accomplishments in 18 categories, capped by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. They include 173 major wins, such as adding more than 4 million jobs, and another 116 smaller victories, some with outsize importance, such as the 83 percent one-year increase in arrests of MS-13 gang members. “Trump’s successes in reducing the cost of taxes and regulations, rebuilding our military, avoiding wars of choice and changing the courts rival those of all previous Republican presidents,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. Trump “Negotiated a historic U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to replace NAFTA.” “President Trump is negotiating and renegotiating better trade deals, achieving free, fair, and reciprocal trade for the United States.” Under that umbrella are eight trade deals cut with Japan, South Korea, Europe and China.
“President Trump is a truly unique leader in American history. He’s a kid from Queens who became an international business leader and made billions by getting things when no one said he could,” said Trump’s 2016 campaign pollster John McLaughlin.
The Bible clearly teaches that Satan is the god of this world, meaning he has a specific authority over those who are not in Jesus Christ. Once someone becomes a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ the bond is broken, they are transferred from darkness to light (Colossians 1:13, Acts 26:18), and the strongman is bound (Matthew 12:29). The Scriptures also show the devil as a roaring lion, meaning he is like this in his demeanor and possibility of harm he can do.
When the Bible says that Satan is the "god of this world," it is not saying that he has ultimate authority. It is conveying the idea that Satan rules over the unbelieving world in a specific way. In the case of 2 Corinthians 4:4, the unbeliever follows Satan's agenda. According to 2 Corinthians 4:4, the "god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ." Satan's agenda includes pushing a false philosophy onto the unbelieving world—a false philosophy that blinds the unbeliever from the truth of the Gospel. Satan’s philosophies are the fortresses in which people are imprisoned, needing to be set free and brought captive to Christ in obedience to the truth.
In Jesus Christ we are totally free from Satan's power. Still we must stand guard against his evil ways. It is wrong to teach that the enemy is not our enemy or cannot cause us harm. He is looking to harm us and make us unfruitful in our walks with the Lord. Even our Lord warned that if possible the very elect could be deceived by the hosts of wickedness in the last days. Very clearly in the Bible it is shown that the devil has power over those who do not believe and we as ambassadors of Jesus can free people from his chains with the Good News the Gospel and the power of God. Go forth in that victory today, release those bound, pray over them in the Name of Jesus. Give hope and light to those who are blind. Jesus will in the end overthrow the enemy with one word from the his mouth on his second coming. We are victors in the Lord. Hallelujah.
In 1975, World Wide Pictures, the film-making arm of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, produced a movie version of the book, The Hiding Place. James Collier, who became a fast friend of Corrie Ten Boom's, perhaps because they both possessed exceptional gifts of imagination, was the director. Filmed in the Netherlands and in England, the movie was released nationally and internationally and was to become one of the most successful Christian films ever produced.
Corrie Ten Boom, although in her eighties, was very involved in the first half of filming in her native country. Because the old Ten Boom watch shop and house had been modernized since the war, the film company rebuilt and redecorated another shop three blocks away. So authentic were the German soldiers' uniforms and so real the film set, that when Corrie Ten Boom first entered she exclaimed, "For so many years I have talked about my experiences all over the world, yet I had dismissed those horrible nightmares from my mind. Today, it all suddenly comes back!"
Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, north of Berlin, Germany, where 96,000 women were exterminated, no longer exists. The camp was re-created at an old mobilization center for British soldiers in southern England. Although her doctor recommended she not visit the set depicting the camp, Corrie Ten Boom wanted to be there for the final days of shooting.
"It was difficult for me," she said. "The moment I entered the camp I felt it was all real again, maybe too real. It became too much for me. I couldn't hold my tears any longer, and maybe it was good that I cried."
1971 saw the publication of The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. This is the best-known of Corrie Ten Boom's almost two dozen books and has been read by millions worldwide. Pam Rosewell Moore recalls part of The Hiding Place's writing process:
"In 1968 I was present at some writing sessions in the Netherlands, and particularly remember the visit to the site of the Vught Concentration Camp in the south of Holland. This was the first of the two concentration camps in which Corrie Ten Boom and her sister, Betsie, were incarcerated for their parts in saving Jewish lives in World War II.
Determined to record facts accurately, Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill asked Miss Ten Boom to describe how the avenue on which we were walking looked on the night she and her sister Betsie were taken there. 'Corrie,' said John Sherrill, 'you told us that on that night in 1944 when you and Betsie were brought to this camp there were soldiers near the trees on each side of this avenue. Where were the soldiers exactly? In the trees or beside the trees? And those floodlights you told us were shining on you... Were they in the trees or between the trees?' Miss Ten Boom responded, 'I don't remember,' at first unwilling to unlock memories of her wartime experiences."
She made herself remember, however, and the blending of such detail with the element of danger for the Ten Boom family and the rescue of the Jewish people have made this a book about which many still say,"I could not put it down..."
The Hiding Place is the true Story of the Ten Boom Family. During the Second World War, the Ten Boom home became a refuge and a hiding place for fugitives and those hunted by the Nazis. By protecting these people, Casper and his daughters, Corrie and Betsie, risked their lives. Arrested and put into a concentration camp themselves, the Ten Boom family members clung to their faith in Christ during their ordeal.
The youngest of four children, Corrie Ten Boom was born on April 15, 1892, near Haarlem in the Netherlands. Her father, Casper Ten Boom, was a well-liked watch repairman, and often referred to as “Haarlem’s Grand Old Man.”
In his autobiography, Just As I Am, Billy Graham talked about Corrie and the film: “Corrie is one of the great Christian heroines of the century. We met her in Switzerland, and her story made such an impression on Ruth that she recommended it to writers John and Elizabeth Sherrill. They jumped at it; and the book and film that followed brought home the horror of those days and the triumph of Christ’s love in the midst of virulent hatred.”
Graham went on to share an incident from the film’s 1975 world premiere at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles. “Shortly before the film was to start,” he wrote, “someone threw a tear-gas canister into the theater, forcing the crowd to evacuate. The showing had to be postponed. We held an impromptu street meeting out in front while the police and fire departments attempted to find out what had happened. I spoke to the crowd and prayed.”
At a reception later that evening, ten Boom spoke in her distinctive Dutch accent: “People asked me tonight, ‘What did you feel about this [tear-gas] bomb that was falling?’ I was touched. I was sad. Do you know why? Not only because there was in some way disappointment for people who had hoped to see the film but because on that bomb was the Hakenkreuz, the [Nazi] swastika.
“What we have to do,” said ten Boom, “is love these people who hate us—love them, pray for them. These people are wounded people who have hate in their hearts. They need forgiveness. They need the Lord. That is the answer we must give.”
Corrie Ten Boom has been an outspoken Christian. This is a talk she gave at a local Church. She shared her amazing testimony.
The Ten Boom family Faith inspired them to serve society, offering shelter, food and money to those in need. In this tradition, the family held a deep respect for the Jewish community in Amsterdam, considering them "God's ancient people.”
After the death of her mother and a disappointing romance, Corrie trained to be a watchmaker and in 1922 became the first woman licensed as a watchmaker in Holland. Over the next decade, in addition to working in her father's shop, she established a youth club for teenage girls, which provided religious instruction as well as classes in the performing arts, sewing and handicrafts.
In May 1940, the German Blitzkrieg ran though the Netherlands and the other Low Countries. Within months, the "Nazification" of the Dutch people began and the quiet life of the Ten Boom family was changed forever. During the war, the Beje house became a refuge for Jews, students and intellectuals. The façade of the watch shop made the house an ideal front for these activities. A secret room, no larger than a small wardrobe closet, was built into Corrie's bedroom behind a false wall. The space could hold up to six people, all of whom had to stand quiet and still. A crude ventilation system was installed to provide air for the occupants. When security sweeps came through the neighborhood, a buzzer in the house would signal danger, allowing the refugees a little over a minute to seek sanctuary in the hiding place.
On February 28, 1944, a Dutch informant told the Nazis of the ten Booms' activities and the Gestapo raided the home. They kept the house under surveillance, and by the end of the day 35 people, including the entire ten Boom family, were arrested, Although German soldiers thoroughly searched the house, they didn't find the half-dozen Jews safely concealed in the hiding place. The six stayed in the cramped space for nearly three days before being rescued by the Dutch underground.
All ten Boom family members were incarcerated, including Corrie's 84-year-old father, who soon died in the Scheveningen prison, located near The Hague. Corrie and her sister Betsie were remanded to the notorious Ravensbrück concentration camp, near Berlin. Betsie died there on December 16, 1944. Twelve days later, Corrie was released for reasons not completely known.
Corrie Ten Boom returned to the Netherlands after the war and set up a rehabilitation center for concentration camp survivors. In the Christian spirit to which she was so devoted, she also took in those who had cooperated with the Germans during the occupation. In 1946, she began a worldwide ministry that took her to more than 60 countries. She received many tributes, including being knighted by the queen of the Netherlands. In 1971, she wrote a best-selling book of her experiences during World War II, entitled The Hiding Place. In 1975, the book was made into a movie starring Jeannette Clift as Corrie and Julie Harris as her sister Betsie.
In 1977, at age 85, Corrie Ten Boom moved to Placentia, California. The next year, she suffered a series of strokes that left her paralyzed and unable to speak. She died on her 91st birthday, April 15, 1983. Her passing on this date evokes the Jewish traditional belief that states that only specially blessed people are granted the privilege of dying on the date they were born.
Christian has so many definitions it is mind boggling...
I have always realized that Non Christians are quick to tell Christians what a Christian is and is not.
"And you call yourself a Christian... You don't talk like a Christian...." "You aren't a Christian... Jesus is Love you have to Love everyone...."
"Christian's aren't suppose to swear, go to bars, hang out with drunks, pot heads...."
Non Christians Love to define what a Christian is and what a Christian is not.
Do you call Yourself a Christian?
What makes You a Christian?
Image of the Beast, or A Thief in the Night III, is a 1981 Christian end times film. It is part of the Thief in the Night series, popular in Christian groups dealing with the subject of Bible prophecy. The film is an account of the rise of the Antichrist, who establishes a world government and forces everyone to take the Mark of the Beast. A handful of Christians refuse to take the Mark and try to survive living apart from society.
The second film, A Thief in the Night being the first, A Distant Thunder continues the story of Patty, a young woman living in the "end times" referred to in biblical prophecy. This action suspense thriller finds Patty living as a fugitive, trying to hide from the ever increasing evil around her. Relentlessly pursued by the forces of UNITE, she will eventually face the choice: Either receive "the mark of the Beast" or face death.
The Tribulation is coming...and there will be no place to hide if you miss the rapture.
The first film in the 4-part series. Features the rapture and the cost of not accepting Jesus Christ. A story of Patty, a young woman caught up in living for the present with little concern for the future. As dramatic, earth shaking events begin to unfold around her, Patty realizes she is living in the end times spoken of in biblical prophecy.
The Relationship between David and Jonathan is a picture of true friendship.
Most people who talk about having dozens and dozens of friends just don't understand the definition of friendship.
A British publication once offered a prize for the best definition of a friend. Among the thousands of answers received were the following:
- “One who multiplies joys, divides grief, and whose honesty is inviolable.”
- “One who understands our silence.”
- “A volume of sympathy bound in cloth.”
- “A watch that beats for all time and never runs down.”
The winning definition read: “A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
Isn’t that the truth? By that definition most of us have many acquaintances but few if any real friends.
Statistics tell us that most people are lucky if they have one “close friend” in their lifetime. And with the fact that Americans are moving from place to place more now than ever before it becomes very difficult to make and keep such a friend.
Repent, Repent, Repent, Repentance is found all over the Bible.
Do you know what Repentance means? This video will explain what the Bible says about Repentance. I will explain Lordship Salvation.
The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it–or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.
Is the Sinners prayer in the Bible? This is the most important question for everyone. How is a person Saved? How does one become a Christian? This video will answer theses questions. Is the Sinner prayer found anywhere in the Bible? Is this a true statement: The Sinners prayer is in the Bible and it is 100% necessary for a person to be saved, a person must ask Jesus to save them in a sinners prayer.
Or is this a true statement: There is not one single place in the Bible that shows a sinners prayer. You cannot get saved from a Sinners prayer. Please watch and share this important video.
Betrayal is a gross violation of trust and can be one of the most devastating forms of pain inflicted upon a human being. The suffering of betrayal is often magnified by a sense of vulnerability and exposure.
For many, the pain of betrayal is worse than physical violence, deceit, or prejudice. Betrayal destroys the foundation of trust.
David was no stranger to betrayal: “If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God” (Psalm 55:12-14). The closer the relationship, the greater the pain of betrayal.
Jesus knew the pain of betrayal firsthand. The worst, most treacherous betrayal of all time was Judas’s betrayal of Jesus for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:15). “Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me” (Psalm 41:9,; cf. John 13:18). But Jesus did not become vindictive, bitter, or angry. Just the opposite. After receiving the traitor’s kiss, Jesus addressed Judas as “friend” (Matthew 26:50).
Despite the pain, there is a way we can overcome betrayal. The power comes directly from God and the strength of forgiveness.
After David laments a broken trust in Psalm 55, he hints at how to overcome the pain. He says, “But I call to God, and the LORD saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and He hears my voice” (Psalm 55:16-17).
The first key is to cry out to God. Though we may want to strike out at the betrayer, we need to take our cause to the Lord. “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:9).
Another key in overcoming the pain of betrayal is to remember Jesus’ example. Our sinful nature impels us to “repay evil with evil,” but Jesus taught us otherwise: “Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. . . . Pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:39, 44). When Jesus “was abused, he did not return abuse” (1 Peter 2:23). We should conform to His example by not repaying abuse for abuse, including the abuse of betrayal. Believers are to do good even to those who harm them. [Please note that this does not mean proper criminal justice in cases of abuse, business violations, etc. should not be sought. However, seeking of such justice should not be motivated for a desire for vengeance.]
Another powerful key in overcoming the bitterness of betrayal is our God-given ability to forgive the betrayer. The word forgiveness includes the word give. When we choose to forgive someone, we actually give that person a gift—the freedom from personal retaliation. But you are also giving yourself a gift—a “grudge-free life.” Trading our bitterness and anger for the love of God is a wonderful, life-giving exchange.
Jesus taught that “loving our neighbor as ourselves” should be proactive: “But I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). Without question, it is enormously difficult to forgive a person who’s betrayed our trust. It is only possible with God (see Luke 18:27).
Those who have experienced God’s love understand what it means to be loved unconditionally and undeservedly. Only with the help of God’s Spirit can we love and pray for those who seek to do us harm (Romans 12:14-21).
These are my pictures taken with Nikon Coolpix P900. The music Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade - 1941
The moon began edging into Earth's shadow (Jan. 20) at 10:34 p.m. EST (0334 GMT on Monday, Jan. 21) and became completely darkened at 11:41 p.m. EST (0441 GMT). You can watch it live online, including this view from the Griffith Observatory, which contributed this video.
The total-eclipse phase lasted a little over an hour; with the moon starting to see the light again at about 12:43 a.m. EST (0543 GMT) Monday morning. The celestial show will wrap up at 1:51 a.m. EST (0651 GMT). [Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2019: Complete Guide] You may be wondering about the eclipse's rather florid name. Let's start with the "super" part. The eclipse coincides with a supermoon— a full moon that occurs when the natural satellite is at or near its closest point to Earth during its elliptical orbit. Supermoons appear slightly bigger and brighter in the sky than "normal" full moons.
The "blood" part refers to the ruddy color fully eclipsed moons often assume, the result of Earth's atmosphere bending some sunlight onto the mostly dark lunar surface. Red light preferentially makes it through, because it has long wavelengths; shorter-wavelength light such as yellow and blue gets blocked and scattered by our planet's air. And January's full moon is traditionally known as the Wolf Moon. Every month's full moon has such a folkloric moniker; for example, March's is called the Worm Moon. January's full moon may have gotten its name because Native Americans and/or early European colonists associated the month with increased wolf activity, especially howling.
The Term The Spirit of Christmas is an old saying.... What does it really mean? My video will explain what The Spirit of Christmas is. Christmas and New Year's celebrations are unique to families. Individual families have their own sacred traditions that they follow on Christmas and on New Year's. Many times these traditions have been passed down from generation to generation. Christmas is different from household to household. People have very strong Christmas traditions that many times divide them. Some people don't believe Christmas is even Christian. What does Christmas mean to you? How do you celebrate Christmas? I explain what the Bible says about Jesus birth. Merry Christmas everyone. I wish everyone the best Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Here is a list of 10 things we can all be thankful for. Things God has given to all of us:
1. His love that “endures forever” (Psalm 107:1).
2. His grace, freely “given you in Christ Jesus” (1 Corinthians 1:4).
3. Continuous victory “through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
4. “Righteous laws” to guide us (Psalm 119:62).
5. Fellow believers to sustain and cheer us: “I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers” (Philemon 1:4).
We are to be thankful for what God has done:
6. He has “answered me...[and] become my salvation” (Psalm 118:21).
7. He has redeemed us. “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
8. He has qualified us “to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light” (Colossians 1:12).
We are to be thankful for who God is:
9. “He is good” (1 Chronicles 16:34).
10. He is “faithful and just” (1 John 1:9).
Christian perspectives on Halloween are strongly divided. Some feel complete freedom to observe the holiday, while others run and hide from it. Many choose to boycott or ignore it, while a number celebrate it through positive and imaginative observances. Some even take advantage of Halloween's evangelistic opportunities. Halloween has pagan roots stemming from the ancient Celtic festival, Samhain. This harvest festival of the Druids ushered in the New Year, beginning on the evening of October 31 with the lighting of bonfires and offering of sacrifices. As the Druids danced around the fires, they celebrated the end of the summer and beginning of the season of darkness. It was believed that at this time of year the invisible "gates" between the natural world and the spirit world would open, allowing free movement between the two worlds.
During the 8th century in the diocese of Rome, Pope Gregory III moved All Saints Day to November 1, officially making October 31 "All Hallows Eve," some say, as a way of claiming the celebration for Catholics. However, this feast commemorating the martyrdom of the saints had already been celebrated by Catholics for many centuries before this time. Pope Gregory IV broadened the feast to include the entire Church. Pagan practices associated with the season persisted and have mixed into modern celebrations of Halloween. No matter what you think of halloween, know that it is the very highest satanic holy day. As a Christian, you should not be observing it in any way, especially IN your church. The catholic church is responsible for this day to be placed in the church. Halloween has never been a Christian holiday, and it has no place in the life of a born again Believer in JESUS CHRIST. In fact, it is an abomination to God, and we should take our stand firmly against it. As we look at its history, we find that its roots go deep into heathenism, paganism, satanism and the occult; and its modern expression is no better.
July 4th USA's Independence Day represents Freedom. Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of assembly, Freedom to bear arms.... Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are the core values of the United States of America. The difference between America and other Nations is the people who founded the USA valued Freedom, individual God granted rights. The framers of the US Constitution realized they needed to have a Bill of Rights in the Constitution because these rights: Unalienable rights are those which God gave to man at the Creation, once and for all. By definition, since God granted such rights, governments could not take them away. In America, this fundamental truth is recognized and enshrined in our nation's birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence:
"All men are created equal...[and] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
It is important to understand that the very premise of our nation is the fact that these rights, based on Natural Law, are "God-given." If they are not given to us by an Authority higher than human government, then any government action to abolish those rights would be against God's will. Rights that are subject to government restriction or license are called a privilege rather than a right. The Founding Fathers understood this principle and created a revolution in political theory by enacting, for the first time in history, a government specifically established to protect the rights that had been given to man by God.
"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
The strength of America is and always has been our people. We have Freedom's Granted to us by God and we will fight for our Freedoms this is why we had the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812... We fight to protect our Freedoms our way of Life. No Nation on Earth can match the Love of Freedom American Citizens have. Millions of Armed US Citizens will fight if it ever becomes necessary to over throw any corrupt Government that tries to disarm us, or tries to take away any of our rights which are clearly written in the Bill of Rights.
Small Towns are the Heartland because they are the life blood of the Nation. Across the USA children are raised in Small Towns and many leave home to populate all the Cites in America. They take with them the lessons learned from life in a Small Town. Small Towns share an intimacy that big cities don't/can't share. I grew up in Newton Falls Ohio 44444 the Tigers Orange and Black. We have a historic Covered Bridge, our beautiful water falls... a tight nit community. If you went to school in Newton Falls, were part of the Community somehow you couldn't go anywhere without seeing friends. Stop for gas meet friends, shop meet friends, go out to eat meet friends. This is what it is like to live in a small town anywhere you go you are among friends. Around people who know you and care about you. Stereotypes (Negative, not a reflection of the truth) of Jocks, Cheerleaders, Nerds, Pot heads, etc..., don't hold true at NFHS. Our Cheerleaders are Jocks, Football players don't run the halls chasing Nerds... Being a kid is the hardest job in the world. Kids have to learn how to interact with others, become who they are. At Newton Falls I was accepted for all my flaws I was accepted. I Love Newton Falls everyone I know/knew. Newton Falls is not perfect, no place is perfect. What makes Newton Falls great is how people treat each other. How everyone deals with tragedy. All Communities have to deal with tragic events. What separates them is how they respond when the worst happens. In Newton Falls people come together in a crisis. This video is about all the people past and present in and from Newton Falls a Tribute to the entire Community. Pictures/Music are an instant time machine bringing you back to people and events that made a deep impact on you. Friends you will always have in your heart and mind. I hope you enjoy this video. Scott Torok class of 1984.
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I am a Retired Disabled US Military Veteran. I served 20 plus Years in the Navy and in the Army. I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior when I was 8. I joined the Navy at 16. I have been in Christian Ministry since I enlisted in the Navy. I have served in many different roles from Janitor, Children Sunday School Teacher, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Assistant Pastor, Missions, Preacher, Military Ministry, Nursing Home Ministry, Homeless Ministry... etc.
I Love God. I am now full time in the Christian Ministry. I produce videos and want to bring the Gospel to as many people as possible. I make a variety of different videos as I feel lead by Jesus.