Thursday, December 31, 2015

The book that all Christians must absolutely read now



Real Christianity by William Wilberforce is the most important book I read in 2015 and has lead to an intense re-examination of my life and how I'm living it. There are so many great quotes I could select from this book to try and convince you that it's worth reading but rather, I'll list people whose lives were influenced by Wilberforce:

Thoreau
Emerson
John Quincy Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
James Monroe
Marquis de Lafayette

Happy New Year.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Twofold resurrection

" There is a twofold resurrection: the one by which we in spirit, will, and faith rise with Christ from what is earthly so as to turn our minds to what is heavenly and seek out the things to come; and the other one which will be the general resurrection of all in the flesh." 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Trusting in the Lord

He will not fear bad news; his heart is confident, trusting in the Lord. -Psalm 112:7
In our prayers we should ask the Lord to visit His Spirit upon our enemies. To do to them what he did to Saul. Transform them to be followers of Christ, Lord. Make them repent and put away their evil schemes. Remove the evil and demons from them, Lord. Make them blind so that they may see.

We should embrace mercy as David did towards King Saul in 1 Samuel 24. Let us be firm but merciful. For we are not like our enemy. If the enemy will not relent we must defeat them totally. But let us have mercy when the Lord commands us. Let us listen to His voice, and His voice alone. For it is His way in which we are commanded to walk.

Let us be ever mindful that it is only the Lord who can save us, make us strong, and protect us. It is His strength, not ours, which will prevail.

If we lose sight of this and begin to think that we are the ones who must do it all, we will be lost. Let us humble ourselves. Let us ask our Lord for mercy and protection.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.