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What Did I Do To Deserve Hardship And How/When Do Things Get Better?

God never said that our lives would be perfect.  In fact, scripture tells us that Jesus said that we would be suffer persecution by His name’s sake. “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would …

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Does Persecution Exist in a Free Democratic Society?

“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,” 2 Timothy 3:12 When we think of persecution, our mind goes to areas where there is civil unrest, poverty, terrorism, or oppression.  However, can persecution exist in our own backyard?  Is it possible? Persecution is …

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What Does Your Life Reveal About Your Walk With Jesus?

Applying the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (BIBLE) To Daily Living Christianity, in its true sense, is not about just attending church on Sundays, holidays, births, and funerals.  Being a “follower of Christ” is a way of living, and the rules in which we govern our behavior and thoughts are …

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Taking the High Road is Never Easy, But It Pays Dividends

Examine Your Heart- Are You Submitted to Do What is Right in God’s Eyes? I marvel  at the story of David and his humbleness to authority.  It is a uniquely rare characteristic that he displays regarding how he treats King Saul, yet shows remarkable strength in character.  David is well …

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God Says Love Our Enemies, Yet How Do We Successfully Implement It?

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may …

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Ethiopian Teens Persecuted, Beaten, And Imprisoned For Sharing Faith

An Christian Ethiopian teenager recently imprisoned and brutally beaten by Muslims for distributing a book about Christianity has been arrested again shortly after release. The World Watch Monitor reports four teenagers- Eden (15), Gifti and Mhiret (14) and Deborah (18) were arrested in early October after giving people a Christian …

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If God Loves Me, Why Would I Endure Trials and Testing?

As Christians, it is unrealistic to expect that we will never go through persecution, trials and testing throughout our lives.  Some Christians are under the errant assumption that because we are God’s children, He would not allow us to endure either persecution or testing by using scripture that tells us …

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