Did God use the “Big Bang”?

DID GOD USE THE “BIG BANG”?

I was talking to someone at work recently about things like unicorns in the Bible, and she said to me that she doesn’t believe in God. She then said that she believes in science and the “big bang”. I asked her where all the elements to form the big bang came from but she didn’t really have an answer. (I have asked several people that same question and they couldn’t really answer either.)

Fast forward to now and I was just reading something when that question came to my mind, and so immediately did an answer. The ‘big bang’ and evolution go directly against God’s word, so why would God have used the big bang to create the universe? In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. Secondly He created light. Then He created a firmament. How did He create those things? Let’s have a look – Genesis 1:3,6 states “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. & And God said, Let there be a firmament…” God spoke those things into existence. Nowhere does it say that God used anything other than His own voice to create anything – there isn’t even a hint of any ‘big bang’ in any of those statements, nor, from my understanding, does the Bible even mention anything about a big bang let alone God using one.

If you believe that the chaotic, out of order process of the big bang came first and everything was created in and through that, where was God when this happened? Did He allow something that was out of His control? Did He allow disorder and chaos to cause something to happen over millions, or even billions of years, that He called “good” remembering that God is the God of peace and not confusion. (Now, I know disorder, confusion and chaos, I have children, and disorder, confusion and chaos aren’t “good”!! 🤣)

Another thing to think of is that the big bang pushes the theory of evolution, which also goes directly against God’s word. Let’s look at how the Bible says man was formed/created. Genesis 2:7,8 says “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.”

So, you either believe God’s word that He formed a human from dust and gave him life, or you believe that humans were formed over billions of years from 1 tiny atom, to a molecule, to some kind of living, breathing creature, which then mutated and changed into another species, which, again, then mutated and changed into another species, and on and on until we were here. (Also remembering that it is scientifically proven that life can only come from life and that mutations do not add to the genetics but detract from them.) How did these ‘beings’ of no description survive in the transitional stages without eyes, noses, intestinal tracts, filtration systems, digestive juices, waste outlets, skin, muscles, bones, lungs etc? Which organ or part came first and could that creature have survived without several of them at the one time?

Next think about procreation. Not only would you have to believe that this happened ONCE randomly by mutation from one atom, to goo to human, but it also had to make a gender in there somewhere. Let’s say it was a man. How did he reproduce? Did he have the inner workings to be able to fertilise himself and not only carry an offspring but give birth to it and then feed it? Or did evolution realise that it needed a female, so these mutations from atoms cause another human being to form from goo to human, but made it a female?
Then you need to add to that every single plant that has ever lived, every single tree, food (nuts, berries, herbs, fruit, vegetables, grains), bird, animal, human, sun, clouds, moon, tides, water cycle, etc has come from that first bang..

As I’m typing this up, this verse comes to mind – “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 I can’t help but in my mind to change the word here “serve” to ‘believe’ for these examples above – ‘as for me and my house, we will believe the LORD’.

If I’m honest with you, it takes more faith to believe that than it does to believe that God’s word says what it means, and means what it says, when it says that ‘In the beginning, God created..’ Why is it so hard for professing Christians to believe that God created? How are we meant to witness to the unbelieving if we ourselves don’t believe? You will also find that there are many in the Church who believe that creation is a “side issue”, not one of importance to salvation, but I question that. If a person is truly saved and born again with God’s Holy Spirit, will they continue to believe the lies or will they be led into all truth as John 16:13 seems to say? Please don’t get me wrong here though, I believe a person can still be saved and believe error, but through the journey the Holy Spirit of God will lead them into the truth. All people have different journeys and will learn things at different times. Two of the first major things I learnt about in my journey were witchcraft and rock music, possibly because they were 2 defining influences in my life and had to go right away. Another one was drugs. That was one of the first things I gave up as well.
I don’t believe creation is a “side issue” because it isn’t. If you don’t believe what God says in His word right from the beginning, and you question it, that leaves the door open for the unbelieving to doubt as well. If Christians find it so hard to believe, is it any wonder that the world doesn’t believe?

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Will you or won’t you? An important question – Part 2.

…Continued from Part 1.

Then there’s another ‘outbreak’ and clampdowns are implemented right away, along with those rigid restrictions, plus more. You now must check in with a QR code app to any place you go to, such as the supermarket, service station, cafe, gym, funeral home, furniture store etc etc. Everywhere. It has now become mandatory to do this. Again people are being encouraged to wear masks, and sometimes it is mandatory if you want to leave your home, even if you are driving in your own car with more than 1 person. (Never mind that it might be a family member whom you live with..)
Your gov then decides that the only way “back to normal” is to introduce a concoction to be administered into people’s bodies, you know, to keep everyone safe. (At the time of writing this, these concoctions have not been approved as safe and studies are ongoing, but they have been rushed through under some kind of emergency legislation.)

These concoctions are going to help the world get back to normal we are told. They are safe and effective at stopping the spread we are told. (In actual fact, from my understanding on everything that I’ve read, just like any other vakseen*, they do not prevent the spread, they simply lessen the symptoms so that you don’t get as sick as you could.)

The first people who are to get the jab are the “frontline” workers such as nurses, doctors, police, paramedics etc. Anyone who works in an industry where they are likely to come into contact with many people with Sharona need to be first up. Which makes perfect sense.

I read recently that Australia’s PM first said that this vakseen would be mandatory, but someone who knows the Constitution and laws better than him pointed out that it’s illegal to force citizens to undergo medical treatment without their consent. (A jab is considered medical treatment.) He back-tracked on his statement and said that it will not become mandatory in Australia.

Recent news articles, which, at the time of writing, are not allowed on facebook, state that when the roll out happens we will then get a certificate of proof of vakseen. We have also heard in the news that travel overseas, and possibly within our own countries, will not be allowed unless we take the jab. There have also been news reports about facial recognition technology being used to track and trace people in order to help stop the spread.
By now you should be starting to question a few things.. and you may possibly wonder where this will go down the track.

Imagine you get to work one day, say you work as a children’s health nurse, and your boss tells you that you really do need to get the jab. It’s very important, they say, because we need to stop the spread. You know that if you don’t get it you may not be able to work. What do you do?
You decide to get the jab because the gov says it is safe and effective, and you trust them and the drs that say it’s ok, and you want to keep everyone around you safe, because you’ve been told that if you get the jab you are protecting those around you.

Now imagine you are currently out of work and you are surviving off gov benefits/welfare. You get a letter saying that you are eligible for the free vakseen. The letter also states that your benefits will be affected should you choose to not get it. Let’s say that your benefits are reduced by a quarter – so for example, someone living on $400 a week will only get $300 a week should they choose not to get it. A couple of months goes by and you get another letter reminding you that you are eligible for the free jab. Again, should you choose not to get it, your benefits will be affected. This time they say that you will be cut off until you get the jab. You have rent to pay, children to feed, bills to pay, and your car is broken down. What do you do?
You make the decision to get the jab because you need money to survive.

Imagine you want to go travelling as it has always been your dream. You want to go to so many amazing places in the world, but you can only go if you have a little certificate that states you’ve had the Sharona Virus vakseen. What do you do?
You get it because you want to see the world.

Imagine that you weren’t too keen on this kind of ‘medical’ treatment and didn’t want to get that concoction injected into your system.

Now imagine a world where you couldn’t travel, work or receive welfare, or see a Dr or dentist, or go shopping, or drive a car, or pay your bills, go to the movies, go to the circus, go to a cafe, live in a house or feed your family if you didn’t get a jab. What do you do?

Here is a quote from the JPost about its “green passport program”: “A green passport will be required to enter certain places and to participate in certain activities. Only people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from coronavirus will be eligible for one. … When you arrive at a store or other places of business, you will be asked to present your green passport. The printout can be presented for scanning, or the app can be opened and the digital confirmation presented. You will be asked to present your ID card, too.” ~ Health Minister Yuli Edelstein
And one from the New York Times from the same health minister: ““Getting vaccinated is a moral duty. It is part of our mutual responsibility,” said the health minister, Yuli Edelstein. He also has a new mantra: “Whoever does not get vaccinated will be left behind.”

Well, according to God’s word, a time like that will come, and it is my opinion that this current worldwide “pandemic” is conditioning people to accept it.
Am I saying that this jab is the mark of the beast? No, I’m not. Am I saying that this jab has a microchip in it? No, I’m not.
Am I saying that the ingredients, the efficacy, the research, the information we are being told is questionable at best and downright dangerous at worst? Yes, I am. (And yes, I have read the ingredients and researched some of them, and I don’t particularly like them.)
I also don’t like the fact that, according to Dr Sherri Tenpenny, the Corona virus family has been around for at least 60 years and that they’ve been trying to invent a vaccine for 20 years and still hadn’t been able to.
It is also the cause of 40% of influenza cases in the US each year, so it’s not a new thing.

Yes, people can react differently to different viruses or diseases. Yes, immuno-compromised people need to be careful. But if we think critically we can see that the influenza viruses have never disappeared and stopped spreading because of flu jabs. Neither have any other viruses disappeared. One in particular in fact has simply had its name changed and diagnostic criteria changed! (Will find info when I get a chance.)

So my reason for this post is to get you all thinking about what is being pushed on us. Read God’s word and see what it says. Seek the Lord. Ask Him what He wants you to do. It may just be a jab of a chemical concoction now, but next it could very well be a mark.
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
>>And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.<<
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
Revelation 13:15-18 (My emphasis added.)

What will you do?

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Will you, or won’t you? An important question – Part 1.

All of a sudden there is worldwide panic because a bad disease has gotten into the community in one particular country and is spreading – let’s call this disease ‘SharonaVirus’ or ‘Sharona’ for short. Not too long after this it has spread to more countries via travellers. In a little while it is seemingly everywhere and then it is labelled a “pandemic”. The media reports that many thousands are dying from ‘Sharona’ and they are mostly elderly, or they are people with underlying health issues that compromise their immune system.

Sharona has now spread to countries in both hemispheres via travellers who then spread it in their suburbs and towns, because it is highly contagious. Once the gov realises what is happening they shut down the country and everyone has to stay indoors for 2 weeks in order to keep Sharona at bay. We are all told to sanitise, wash hands, sanitize, wash hands.. Because people have seen on the media that this virus is deadly, they do as they are told. They don’t want to catch it and die. Fair enough. People start to panic when the first clampdown happens, which causes a worldwide shortage of toilet paper. (Well, we were told to be hygienic!)
Shelves are stripped bare of canned goods, tissues, soap, hand sanitiser, meats and long life milk. People go out and buy new freezers to store their meat in. The elderly and poor people struggle because they can’t stock up. Animal food disappears from the shelves. I had just had to get my cat put down, so thankfully I didn’t have to worry about her not having any food, because there wasn’t a lot around. But we do have dogs.)
In many country towns in Australia, organised, targeted ‘raids’ were done by people from the cities, and we were told many were Chinese, but I can’t verify that. They hired mini buses and came out in force and stripped the small supermarkets bare, which meant that locals missed out. With some small towns only getting a food deliver truck once a week, if that, it was disastrous.

Then the two weeks is up but in that time many laws have been passed that are designed to keep citizens ‘safe’. Those laws mean that if you aren’t an “essential service” such as a dr, farm worker, truck driver, food business, supermarket, liquor store etc etc, you can still work, but people aren’t allowed to be in your premises for long and then must go straight home afterwards. (I still don’t see how a store that sells alcohol is an “essential”, but that could just be me..)

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Everyone must sanitise themselves religiously and stay home if they feel unwell. (I thought staying home if you were ill was just common sense, but again, that could just be me.) We are encouraged to wear gloves and face masks in order to try not to catch Sharona. (But as soon as you touch something with your gloves then touch your purse/phone/wallet etc you have potentially transferred viral droplets, then you take your gloves off and touch those items at home & you have potentially infected yourself, thus the mask and gloves were pointless. But that could just be me.)

After some months life slowly starts to begin to return to normal and all outlets are able to open up again without so many rigid restrictions. People feel safe again and weddings can happen again, funerals can happen again, parties, work, fun, beach, church can happen again. Life is getting better.

Then there’s another ‘outbreak’…

See Part 2.

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Why did Judas fail?

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Why did Judas fail?

He had the best pastor.
He had the best role model.
He had the best counsellor.
He had the best preaching.
He had the wisest instruction.
He had the most thorough discipling.
He had the greatest opportunities,
but he failed. Why?
The problem wasn’t the church he joined or his pastor.
It was his attitude and character.
The covetousness of his heart betrayed the Saviour so he could buy himself
a piece of land.
So it is in our day. If a man’s heart is not changed,
if he has not truly repented of his sins
and fled to Christ in simple childlike faith
he will still fail.

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Watching or Waiting?

Author – Dr Walter P. T. Wolston 1840-1917

“The fleet has gone to the fishing ground, when a furious and long-continued westerly storm bursts on them. Rapidly getting in their nets, they have to fly before it. Finally, the gale spends itself, and the wind veering to the southeast, the boats, having all weathered the storm, make for home. On their way they manage to get a telegram sent ashore — “All safe! Coming home!” The news spreads like wildfire, bringing joy to many a troubled mother and wife.

Up the Firth of Forth they now come at a spanking pace, having a fair wind and a flowing tide. The old skpper of the leading craft has a telescope, and as the pier-head comes in sight, he says to his crew, “The hale village is out on the pier, watchin’ for us, my hearties,” which gladdens every man aboard. The telescope is used again and the skipper is heard to say half under his breath, “God bless her! the dear auld soul,” while a tear rolls down his weathe-beaten cheek. “Who do ye see?” says Jim, the mate. “I see my auld woman standin’ at the vera pier-end wi ‘naethin’ but her mutch on her heid, watchin’ for her auld man,” and another tear drops to the deck.

“Div ye see my missus tae?” “Na, Jim, I canna see her; maybe she’s there, but she’s no visible.” By this time the boat has neared the harbor, and loving salutations pass between the old couple, culminating in a warm embrace as the skipper steps ashore. No special greeting has awaited poor Jim, who, rather dejected, trudges up to the back of the village, where lies his home. Peeping in at the window, he sees his wife sitting at the fire, deep in a book. Jim opens the door. She hears the latch, and looking up, says, “O Jim, my dear, I’m real glad to see you back; I was waiting for you.” “Very like, but the auld skipper’s missus was watchin’ for him at the pier-heid.”

Is there no difference between “waiting” and “watching” for Jesus? God give you and me to be true watchers for the return of His Son.”

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Matthew 24:42

“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. … Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” 1 Thessalonians 5:2,6

“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:” Mark 13:35

Beauty is only skin deep.

Image result for proverbs 31:30 kjvThis article (linked below) is a very thought provoking read, and I think women should pay attention to the article just as much as men.
We have all been conditioned right from the get-go to be attracted to what society deems as “beautiful”. Next time you are at the shops have a look at all the magazines and their cover models with flawless complexions thanks to professional make up artists, photographers and great lighting; look at who is on your tv screen, actors with flawless complexions thanks to professional make up artists, good camera angles and great lighting. Look at the marketing you see all around you for different products, you’ll notice everyone looking perfect, even the fruit and veg at your local supermarket are all there because they don’t have blemishes or flaws. (The ones that do are dumped.)

We really need to learn to look past outward “beauty” when looking for a spouse. As the old saying goes “beauty is only skin deep”, which is so true. Over time looks will fade, wrinkles will come, skin will sag, and what you are left with is the person on the inside – that will never fade.
If we choose a spouse based on looks alone, we are doomed to a life of misery, and they will be too, because how will they feel when you no longer find them attractive and want to move on to someone younger and prettier?

Yes, being physically attracted to someone is somewhat important, but in the long term you will also need someone you have similar interests as, someone with whom you have things in common and enjoy the same kinds of things, have the same kind of ideals/values/morals/beliefs etc etc. These are the kinds of things that will last long after a person’s looks have faded.

I hope this post and this article  will help you to understand that it isn’t all about what’s on the outside – the inside is just as important, if not more so.

Which denomination is correct?

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“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” 2 John 1:9

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4


If all people who call themselves Christian really are Christian, why so many different denominations, and why so many differing beliefs?

If all are Christian, why are there so many different doctrines?
 
It seems that each different denomination has its own doctrine, so which one is actually correct? Is it the Reformed, Calvinist, the Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Mormon, Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah’s Witness, Baptist, Protestant, the Methodist, the Lutheran, the Church of Christ, Wesleyan etc etc etc?? (That’s already 14 right there!)
Who is actually right? Which one particular denomination has the correct doctrine? And why do people choose the denomination they are in? 
 
This is where I could pick apart a few doctrines, but that would take some time.
My point is though, that denominations are just a system that the Enemy has devised to cause division, confusion, deception and ultimately, death. He has come to rob, kill and destroy and he is, in part, using denominations to do this.
 
I see denominations as a counterfeit to the Body of Christ, because each person within the Body has a different role – some are the feet, some are the hands, some are the eyes etc, but all are meant to work together for Him. See 1 Corinthians 12
Most denominations have their ‘roles’ as well – some speak out against abortion, some are trying to evangelise to the lost, some visit prisoners and the sick, etc.. All of those are great and noble things to do, but when done out of God’s order are works of the Enemy.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
 
Not all denominations are working together as the Body of Christ is meant to as detailed in 1 Corinthians chapter 12, and not all those denominations are doing the will of God (see verses above from Matthew).
All of those members of the Body work together, whereas denominations separate and divide.
 
Now this is where this post gets interesting. There is yet another wily scheme of the Enemy to try to prove people like myself **(who are trying to warn others) wrong. There is now a worldwide movement headed by one of the largest “Christian” denominations, and it’s trying to draw all denominations together under “God”. This is a master plan by the Enemy to get everyone believing that they are all worshiping the same “God”, just in different ways. The human leader of this is encouraging “unity” of not only denominations, but religions as well. He is saying that we all worship the one “God” and we are all united. Well, this probably couldn’t be much further from the truth if he tried. There is no such thing in the Bible that sates all religions and denominations are one. In fact, if memory serves, the Bible speaks of major division and a falling away from the true faith.
 
Don’t be deceived, because this plan is a very calculated, smooth one that is designed to lead people away from the One true God.
This leads me back to where I started, that those who do not have the doctrine of Christ are not true, born again Christians. All those different denominations simply cannot be right, because they do not all have the truth. Oh, they may have part of the truth, but the rest of the lies and false doctrine leaven the whole lump!
I hope this has given you food for thought if you are one of those people that believe that everyone who says they are a Christian are, and that denominations don’t matter.
**I just need to add that I’m no theologian nor great Christian, I’m just someone who was once deceived so am trying to warn others about deception.

Is the Church bearing one another’s burdens?

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“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

How often in today’s world do we bear one another’s burdens? Probably not as often as we should. In today’s fast paced, hectic, busy and widespread lives, we simply aren’t there for one another as we ought.

I was talking to a friend recently who has had to get help from the govt in order to help with a particular family situation. Rather than relying on brothers and sisters in Christ in the Church, they have had to apply to the govt for help!

When did we get so busy that our own Christian family has had to seek help from the govt? This got me to thinking what God’s word says about this kind of thing.
I don’t know if it does mention anything specific, but the verse above, and others I will post, do seem to say that Christians are a family and need to look out for, and help & support each other rather than having to rely on others.
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.” Romans 15:1
Now, I realise that these verses are probably not specifically referring to helping people in the way I am thinking, but the principle I believe is obvious.
We are the Body of Christ, what can the hand do without the arm? What can the foot do without the leg?
“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. … For the body is not one member, but many. …But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” 1 Corinthians 12:12,14,18
I know these are referring to ‘spiritual gifts’, but the gifts are to be used in the physical. We need to use our gifts not only to tell/show the world of God, but to help each other as well.

We can join all the “social causes” we like: pay for overseas missionaries, feed and clothe the needy, save whales, keep the planet green etc etc etc, but who is looking after our own? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that these causes aren’t noble in and of themselves, but really, if they aren’t being done in Christ’s name, at His request, who are we doing them for? These verses come to mind when I think of this kind of thing – “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23 (Italics my emphasis.)
The part in italics proves that not all wonderful works (social causes) are of Christ. SO many people believing they are doing things in His name, yet Jesus says He never knew them!
So who is checking on the elderly couple from church? Who is helping the single parent? Who is feeding the poor in their own church? …

How far we have fallen short of bearing one another’s burdens in the Church, in the Body of Christ that we are a part of!
This makes me really sad because in today’s society we have become either focused on our own lives or on ‘social causes’ rather than helping our own.
Is there anything we can do for members of our own churches? Pray, ask the Lord to open your eyes to needs in your church. Speak to people find out their needs and ask if they need any help. God has given us all talents, skills, abilities to use them in the Body, so let’s do it. Let’s get back to being not just hearers of the word and deceiving ourselves, but doers of God’s word. He will make a way where we see none, if we are willing to obey.
Are we playing at Christianity or are we just giving a wink and a nod to God on a Sunday and getting back to our lives during the week? And yes, I’m speaking to myself here as well. I know I fall short, but in my situation I can’t do a lot as I’m an hour away from my fellowship, but I’m doing certain things I can with the abilities I have.

Just one more thing. I know this might seem a bit harsh to some, but really, what are we doing if we aren’t serving one another in the Body/Church? Take Jesus’ example of washing His disciples’ feet. I think this is showing His humility, and that Christians are to serve one another in humility, not ’causes’ in the world.
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
>By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.<“ John 13:34,35
Imagine the amazing witness to God in the world this would be if we went back to the old paths and did this!

Should Christians get down?

You know, life is hard sometimes. I don’t care how many Instagross posts or Fakebook posts, or Twitter posts people do about how fantastic their lives are, because they are living a lie. They are living for likes on their social media posts because they want people to think their lives are full of fun, happiness, love, adventure etc etc, but really they aren’t. It’s a forced life lived for others. They are not really being true to themselves, or their followers. Oh, sometimes they may say that they’ve had a bad day in one post, but the next post is back to all sunshine and bubbles.
You won’t get all those fake fluffy, sunflower and rainbow posts here. Oh, no, I like to be pretty real here.

So many professing Christians say that a Christian should never be depressed or down, because it’s sin. But is that really scriptural? Nope, of course not. Not to the extent that they are saying anyways.
Life is hard. Life is difficult. Even great men in the Bible were depressed and down in certain seasons of their lives.
Chapter 3 in Job was full of grief and sadness over a traumatic time in his life. Peter wept bitterly and was so upset with himself because he denied Christ, something he said he would never do.
I can’t think of any more specific examples right now, but David had a hard time, and ultimately, even Jesus felt inner pain and cried out “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46

But, yes, there it is, there’s usually always a ‘but’ with me.. God knows that we have emotions and we feel deep pain, He has Himself when He regretted creating people for a time, but in those seasons of deep hurt and pain, we are to give thanks. We simply do not know how God is going to use these testing times in our lives for His good.
In the last month or so I keep seeing 1 Thessalonians 5:18. I must happen upon it at least once a week now, so I do think the Lord is trying to tell me something.
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

This is hard. It’s really hard to give thanks when all you want to do is curl up in bed and never come back out. It’s hard to give thanks when all you see is a dark road ahead with no ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ so to speak. It’s hard to give thanks when you have sinned so greatly that you wonder how the Lord could even look upon you let alone love you and want to bless you.
It’s hard to give thanks when you doubt that God is there. It’s hard to give thanks when people keep coming against you like tidal wave after tidal wave and you feel battered and broken and you can barely breathe let alone speak. It’s hard when you simply do not know what God is doing behind the scenes and won’t even give you a sneak preview let alone show you what He’s doing. It’s really hard when you have a heavy, clouded heart and mind as the picture depicts.
It’s hard. Really hard.
But give thanks we must. We must at least try. God has promised us that He will never leave nor forsake us, so we must in return give thanks. Even if it’s just once to start off with. The more we do it the easier it will get. (This is me telling myself here by the way.)

I’m sure someone drew this picture of me right now, because it is certainly how I am at this point in my life. Things are going from bad to worse and my heart and mind are truly heavy.
I don’t say this because I want attention, I’m saying all this because I know I’m not the only one, and I know I’m not the only one who feels bad for feeling bad. Like I said, many good, solid god fearing men had great sin and pain in their lives, but I believe they are there as an example of what God can do in a person’s life. Even just posting this has encouraged me somewhat knowing that I’m not the only one, and that people far, far greater than myself suffered as well.

I’m still hoping and praying for a miraculous breakthrough for these situations in my life, and if the Lord wills it all, it will be a really encouraging testimony.

I’m sorry this was so long, but I do hope that if you are also suffering, please know that it’s ok, and that you are not alone. God knows what you are going through, and He still loves you. He knew before time began that this very minute you would be hurting, or in great sin, and He still chose you to be one of His regardless.
This season will pass, you may need to just ride it out.
And one other thing I learned yesterday, or should I say, one thing the Lord showed me yesterday, is that when He is quiet, we are probably being tested. If we’ve prayed, fasted, prayed, submitted etc and still we hear nothing, then we could very well be being tested by the Lord. Pray, and ask Him what He is trying to teach you in this hard season.
God bless you. ✝️

Women Pastors?

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“Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:34,35

“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 1 Timothy 2:11-13

I was having a “discussion” with a professing Christian today about a few things, and the topic of women pastors came up. I said that I don’t agree with women pastors as it isn’t scriptural, to which this person replied “I don’t believe that”. I was a bit taken aback to be honest, because this was a man saying this, not another woman. (Although I knew that he was previously affiliated with a church that had/has a woman pastor.)
I told him that we have to agree with the word of God, and that God’s word says that women aren’t to be the authority over men, and that they must be silent in church. I mentioned the verses above as it is what I was referring to. He still didn’t agree and used a verse (see below**) to justify this belief.

If we are to take God’s word literally, these verses mean that women aren’t to be pastors or have leadership/authority over men.
We know that Christ is the head of the Church, which means He is head over the husband, then the husband is head over the wife.
“For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.” Ephesians 5:23,24

This order isn’t just for the family though, it is for the Body of Christ.
Now please, before you start throwing stones at me, I’m not saying that women are of no use to the Body of Christ. We all have our roles, and many women were used in the Bible to further the kingdom of God (Rahab, Esther, Mary etc), but from my understanding, they didn’t have biblical/scriptural/familial authority over men.
Unfortunately there are people that aren’t rightly dividing the word, which means they are twisting scripture to suit their own purposes. There is one certain large denomination that comes to mind right away, but even smaller churches/denominations are following suit thanks to the whole feminism agenda. :/
They use this verse as justification for women pastors/leaders in church:** “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 (Italics are my emphasis.)
I believe this is incorrectly dividing the word to state that women can be pastors. I believe that this verse, and the surrounding ones, are simply stating that God doesn’t look at gender, status in society, wealth or lack thereof, etc etc in His children. He sees all His children as His children, that’s it. “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26

I am a woman and I am quite happy to not have to have a leadership/authoritarian role, because I have enough to do as it is. I am quite happy for men to take the lead roles because that is what God’s word says.
Does this make me feel like less of a person or inferior because I’m not meant to be a leader/pastor?
Nope, not at all – because I know God loves me regardless of my gender. We are all equal as His children in His eyes, it’s just that we all have differing roles in the Church/Body of Christ. And I’m ok with that. 
Are you?

 

Click here for a link that is chock full of good information. I don’t usually link to this website due to a certain issue I discerned a few years back, but this article delves much deeper than I do and is a really good breakdown of the scriptures. Should you decide to read further, then please do so with discernment.