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What some Christians may view as discouraging, other Christians see as opportunities to share God’s love and truth. Case in point: Yesterday morning, February 7, 2013, I received a comment on my ABOUT page from someone who chose to go by the name of ‘satan,’who said the following to me:

Capture Comment from satanI decided to devote a whole post to my reply to this person because of all I’d like to say, and because I’d also like to ask those of you who are Christians to please pray for this person.

I would also like to remind myself, as well as tell all of you who are Christians, to always remember how important it is to ‘make the most of every opportunity’ that God presents to us, and not to just dismiss comments such as these, or to reply in a manner that does not glorify the God whom we serve when we share the gospel with someone or when we expose spiritual deception that is taking place within the church with other believers. 

The truth we share with others will not always be understood or received.  Instead, the valid warnings and Biblical truth we share with unbelievers will be rejected many times, and we may be called divisive, judgmental, unloving, etc. by believers with whom we try to warn concerning what is taking place in the name of ‘Christianity’ today.  Okay, enough said; I think you ‘catch my drift.’  On with my reply to ‘this person’ after seeking God and praying that I will be led by His Holy Spirit to reveal truth from God’s Word to him/her:

Thank you for taking the time to make a comment, ‘satan.’  On the contrary. I am not “pushing people away from Christianity,” as you said in your comment, but rather away from what masquerades as true Christianity.  There is a vast difference between what many claim to be Christianity today, and true Biblical Christianity.  What I see (and what many other Christians see, as well) are men in ministry exalting themselves and their ministries, as well as one another and their ministries, instead of exalting Jesus Christ.  Some pastors seemed to have forgotten their most important role, and that is to make people realize that we are all lost sinners headed to a real place called hell, where one will burn in fire for all eternity.  Instead, they entertain the people who attend their churches with stories about themselves, and twist Bible verses to say things that God did not intend them to say, and they also use these verses in a way that will feed the sinful nature of those who attend their churches.

The ten commandments were given to us by God to show us what sin is, (Romans 3:20) so that we might realize our inability to live up to God’s standard of 100% perfection.  We can never be accepted by a completely holy God because we are all sinners.  Pastors who neglect to make that truth a prominent part of their messages will bring judgment upon themselves because they are failing to make the people who are listening to their message aware of their need of a Savior from their sins, and their need to repent — which means  they are to turn from their wrong thinking, believe the truth about what Jesus Christ did to provide for our forgiveness of sins, and turn to God to receive the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ alone. By the power of His Holy Spirit who then comes to reside within us we will have His strength to overcome sin in our life and we choose to obey Him out of love and appreciation for all that He endured on our behalf to pay the debt of all of our sins in full.

Jesus said:  “No, I tell you; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3)

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” (Acts 3:19)

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10)

Those of us who are true Bible believing, Jesus Christ following Christians, have not only the responsibility of warning others of the wrath of God that is coming upon those who reject the only provision that God has made for us so that we would not come under His deserved judgment, (which He did by sending His one and only Son — Jesus Christ, who is God in the flesh — into this world to willingly die in our place and to take God’s wrath upon Himself that we rightly deserve for the sins we have committed), but also the privilege of sharing the ‘good news,’ which is the gospel of God’s grace and mercy. 

1) God’s grace, because we can receive what we don’t deserve –God’s complete forgiveness for all of our sins, and cleansing of the guilt of our sins that weighs heavily upon our conscience by being willing to turn from sin and placing our trust in the fact that Jesus paid our debt to sin in full when He died in our place on the cross, and arose from the dead.

2) God’s mercy, because we will not receive what we do deserve because of our sins, and that is death and separation from God and eternal torment in hell! (Matthew 25:41)

These are the important things that are missing from many of the sermons and so-called ‘revivals’ of today, and what motivates me in part to speak out, and why you may see me (and possibly others) as “pushing people away from Christianity.” I am warning Christians, as other Christians are doing who are concerned about what we see taking place in the name of ‘Christianity’ today, because I/we care about people.  We do not want to see Christians — as well as other people — led astray because they may walk into a church where a pastor seeks to meet their felt-needs, rather than to plead with these people to be reconciled to God, as His Word shows us that we as Christians are to do. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

Those of us who are true Christians also need to expose spiritual deception that Satan and his demons are attempting to bring into the church (1 Timothy 4:1) as mystical experiences (which I will also be writing about on my blog in the future, Lord willing) that claim to draw us closer to God, but in fact will cause one to encounter the demonic realm, and be led into spiritual deception instead.

It grieves me to have to speak about pastors who promote these things and those who fail to preach the gospel that is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16), but in God’s Word, the Bible, we are shown of many who exposed false teachers, and we are to do likewise.  We as Bible believing Christians are also to warn other Christians of the importance of testing the words and actions of men (and women) who claim to speak for God, against the truth of God’s Word. (Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

Not knowing what you may have been through in life, I can only assume that you must have been hurt or deeply disappointed by someone close to you, and therefore have chosen to reject Christianity, blaming God for the hurt you may have been through because of this person’s selfishness and sin against you, and you may have chosen the name Satan to reflect your hurt, as well as your anger and rebellion against the God who created you, rather than cry out to Him for His help as many of us have done in the midst of our pain that comes to all of us as we walk through this road called life. 

The only other choice is that you are one of the many who have decided to act as if there is no God to whom we will be held accountable to for the choices we make during our lives.  Many do so in an attempt to silence the guilt for sin, so they can continue in their sin that may be pleasurable for a brief moment, but in just a matter of time it will bring guilt and consequences that will bring destruction into our lives, and will sadly devastate many others, as well.

Turning to God is not a sign of weakness, but rather a humbling of one’s self to admit our inability to solve the problems in our lives, as well as to acknowledge Him as Creator and Lord, and to admit that we are sinners so that we may also receive His love and forgiveness that He freely offers to us through receiving the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ.  He gave His life willingly, (John 10:18) and willingly we must come to Him, because God does not force His love upon us.

He is Creator and Lord,  whether we will admit that or not, and one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord, whether one chooses to do that on this earth or not.

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death–even death on a cross!  Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above all names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  (Philippians 2:5-11)

I pray that God will open your mind and prepare your heart to receive His truth presented in the following Scriptures, and that His Word will accomplish what He desires and achieve the purpose for which He sends it, and that you will one day come to grasp and to receive His love and forgiveness. 

God bless you, whoever you are, and whatever your real name may be. I will be praying for you.

VERSES FOR YOU THAT RELATE TO WHAT I SHARED WITH YOU:

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

“This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.  This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:9,10)

“For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.” (Colossians 1:19)

“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.  The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.  After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So He became as much superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs.  For to which of the angels did God ever say,  “You are My Son; today I have become Your Father.” ?  “But about the Son He says,  “Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of Your kingdom.” (Hebrews 1:1-5, 8)

“The reason My Father loves Me is that I lay down My life–only to take it up again.  No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord.” (John 10:17,18)

“Therefore no one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” (Romans 3:20)

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

“Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” (1 Peter 1:17-19)

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”    (Proverbs 16:25)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

“Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men.” (2 Corinthians 5:11) 

“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.  And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.  So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.  Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.  Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.  And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.  We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:14-20)

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son of God will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” (John 3:36)

“We accept man’s testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which He has given about His Son.  And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have life.  This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know He hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of Him.” (1 John 5:9-13)

“Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.  By their fruit you will recognize them.  Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?  Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear bad fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.  Not everyone who says to Me,  ‘Lord, Lord,’  will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me on that day,  ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’  Then I will tell them plainly,  ‘I never knew you.  Away from Me, you evildoers!” (Matthew 7:15-23)

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.  They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves.  Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.  In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up.  Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.  For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment, if He did not spare the ancient world when He brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if He rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)–if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.  This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority.” (2 Peter 2:1-10)

“Then He will say to those on His left,  ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matthew 25:41)

“But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after the killing of the body has power to throw you into hell.” (Luke 12:5)

“…hell, where the fire never goes out.”  “…and be thrown into hell, where “their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.” (Mark 9:43,47,48)

“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

“For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only  Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.  Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.  This is the verdict:  Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.  Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.  But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” (John 3:16-21)

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:18-20)

“Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report, or letter supposed to have come from us, saying the day of the Lord has already come.  Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until that rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.  He will oppose and exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple proclaiming himself to be God.  Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?  And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.  For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.  And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming.  The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs, and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing.  They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)

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INTRODUCTION

Sometimes the pressures of life can exhaust even those of us who are Christians…emotionally and physically, as well as spiritually.   When that happens, many times we are unable to be sensitive to God’s leading, and we can miss  opportunities that He has for us so that He may use us for His glory to be able to speak words of truth to those who are held in bondage to lies and deception. 

I found that to be true recently, as I almost turned down an opportunity to spend time with a friend on a day when my flesh just wanted to go home and rest after a hard day at work.  Maybe one day I’ll share that experience, but for now I will just say that God made me realize that we should never turn down an opportunity to speak with someone, as long as our priorities are in order, and we are not putting ourselves in a situation that would  dishonor God, and cause us to possibly slowly drift into sin. 

In other words, never take time to talk with someone if your children are waiting for you to pick them up from school, or you have something else that is equally as important for you to attend to.  And never get involved with an unbeliever of the opposite sex thinking you can lead them to Christ one day, (what’s known as ‘dating evangelism’) and never spend time alone witnessing to a man — if you are a woman, single or married– and the man is married, or if you are a man–single or married–never spend time alone witnessing to a woman if she is married.  Sin is always gradual, and before we know it, we can become emotionally involved and do something we will regret for the rest of our lives, or cause the other person involved to sin by leaving their spouse.  In these instances it’s best to refer a man to another Christian man, and a woman to another Christian woman if someone needs godly wisdom and direction.

None of that was a concern for me, however, since it was a young Buddhist woman that I got together with, and I have no young children that would be waiting somewhere for me.  As I chose to die to myself and the desires of my flesh to just go home, I saw how God provided the strength I needed to continue my day with her, and the wisdom and courage He gave me to say a little of what was on my heart to share with her about Jesus.  That day led to another day together, and I pray there will be more opportunities that God will give me to share His love and truth with her, and trust that one day her eyes will be opened by God’s Holy Spirit so that she will come to understand the hope and freedom that can be found in Christ alone.

Those of us who were once bound by religious deception and have come to know the forgiveness and freedom that is found when God opens our hearts and minds to understand the gospel message, know also the overwhelming joy that fills our hearts when we chose to respond to His Holy Spirit and repent of our sin and place our trust completely in what Christ has already done for us.  We come to deeply appreciate the fact that ‘Jesus was pierced and crushed because of the wretched things we have done,’ (Isaiah 53:5) and our heart’s desire is then to live in a way that is pleasing to God, and also to reach out and share the ‘good news’ of God’s mercy and grace with those who are still in spiritual darkness and deception.   

As we attempt to share God’s truth with others, we then come to realize our inability to make His truth known to someone unless we spend time with God in prayer, and study His Word so we will be able to help them to see the truth in God’s Word.  We also come to realize that no matter how hard we try to show someone the truth, ‘we are fighting a spiritual battle’ (Ephesians 6:12) and ‘Satan has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so they are unable to see the the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God’ (2 Corinthians 4:4) and it’s only God who can open a man’s mind to the Scriptures and enable them to understand  the truth,  and it’s only God’s ‘Holy Spirit  who can convict a person of sin,’ (John 16:8) and ‘God who grants them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth, so they can escape from the trap of Satan who has taken them captive to do his will, and they will then be able to do God’s will.’  (2 Timothy 2:25,26)

There are so many people deceived by the traditions and doctrines of men, and it’s only by the power of the Holy Spirit that their eyes can be opened to the truth of God’s Word so that they can be set  free.  Some believe in ‘reincarnation’…thinking that they can right the wrongs they have committed in this life by coming back and having another chance .  Catholicism teaches the doctrine of ‘purgatory,’ …a place where one goes after death, where they will suffer and be ‘purified’ from sin after spending an undeterminable amount of time burning in fire, and then they will eventually enter heaven .  In both cases of ‘reincarnation’ and ‘purgatory’, the person is left with the false idea of hope beyond death.  God’s Word is clear in Hebrews 9:27 that there is no second chance after death…”…it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this, the judgment.” (KJV) 

Purgatory makes a mockery of the atoning work that Jesus accomplished when He shed His blood for us on the cross, died, and rose from the dead.  Right before Jesus died, He uttered these words…”It is finished.”  Tete’lestai..’the debt was paid in full.’  There is *no need for any more sacrifices to be made to atone for sin, (*I will address this issue at another time concerning yet another related false doctrine of the Catholic church that does not allow precious people in the Catholic church to come to the realization of  the joyous fact that Jesus paid our debt to sin in full) and therefore no need for a place of temporary punishment after death to ‘purify’ a person in order for them to enter heaven.  If you place your trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross as making complete atonement for your sins, and not place your trust in anything you have done or can ever do in an attempt to earn His forgiveness, by the authority of God’s Word I can tell you that you can know  that you will be in heaven when you die…

 (All words emphasized in the following Scripture  have been done by me).

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”  (John 17:3) 

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”  (1 John 5:11-13)

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”  (John 3:36) 

“I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am [the one I claim to be], you will indeed die in your sins.”  (John 8:24)

We must, however, have a belief that transforms us from within, and this can only be done by the power of the Holy Spirit, because God’s Word also says that the demons know who Jesus is, (Mark 1:24, Luke 4:34) and yet they made the choice to rebel against Him.  God’s Word makes it clear that we must ‘repent,’ (turn from what we formerly believed and turn towards God, placing our trust only in what Jesus Christ has already done to pay the debt for sin –in full). We then obey out of love and appreciation for all that Jesus Christ has done for us.

“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.”  (1 Peter 2:24)

Jesus said,  “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be  preached in His name to all nations…”  (Luke 24:46,47)

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”  (Acts 3:19)

“I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.” (Acts 20:21)

“…I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.” (Acts 26:20)

“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

Being the only Christian in a family of Catholics, my heart breaks for them…I want so deeply for them to know that ‘salvation is a gift of God,’ and that ‘it’s not by works.’   I want them to know the amazing grace of God and the joy that comes when a person grasps the depth of the love of God that He would provide a way for us to have a relationship with Himself by sacrificing His only begotten Son.  I want them to come to the realization that their good works that they are placing their trust in to get them into heaven will never be accepted by a sinless, Holy God to gain entry into heaven, because God has already provided the only and ultimate sacrifice to atone for our sins, by placing all our sins, and pouring out all His wrath intended for us, upon His sinless Son, Jesus Christ, who was, (and is) in fact, God in the flesh. 

The following poem came about because of the overwhelming desire that is in my heart to make the gospel known to my new Buddhist friend, and the realization of the spiritual battle that lies ahead of me as I attempt to make known the truth to her, even though it may destroy our friendship.  It will only be God who can shatter through the spiritual darkness she is in, because there is no way that I alone, no matter how hard I try by human effort, can convince her that her beliefs are not true.  Therefore, with God’s wisdom and direction by His Holy Spirit, I will instead try to share with her the reliability of Scripture, the revelation of God’s love through His redemptive plan through Christ to redeem sinful man to Himself, and the amazing truth that we can have a personal relationship with the God who created all the beauty we see that surrounds us.  To God be all the glory when her eyes are opened to the truth, and I pray that one day she will become His child.

SOME BASIC BELIEFS OF BUDDHISM

  • Savior is ones self and ones works

  • God is an impersonal force

  • No moral absolutes

  • World is an illusion

  • Desires need to be eliminated

  • Ignorance is the problem not sin

  • Nirvana is the ultimate state  –  nothingness

Source- ‘BASICS OF BUDDHISM’ – ‘LET US REASON MINISTRIES’ (*See link below)

As hard as it will be to try and share the truth with her, I cannot remain silent about the fact that her only hope can be found in Jesus Christ.  She needs to know that He is much more than just a prophet, and He is not ‘one Christ among many who came to teach us how to achieve enlightenment  and reach ‘nirvana,’ (the ultimate goal in Buddhism, where the person become ‘one with the universe.’  ‘Nirvana’  means ‘never having to be reborn’)…To remain silent is something I cannot do. 

It is not a coincidence that she decided to become friends with me.  I believe it is a ‘Divine appointment’ that we were to meet, and trust the day will come when her eyes will be opened and that her quest to reach ‘godhood’ will be shattered when she realizes she is a sinner – as all of us are – in need of a Savior, and that God’s love and truth will be revealed to her in a very real way, and that she will accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior and the only true God.

I posted the song below, because it expresses the desire of my heart as I pray and ask God to ‘give me the words to speak,’ to my young Buddhist friend, my family, and all He brings into my life, because without His wisdom and guidance by His Holy Spirit, I do not have the ability to penetrate the spiritual barrier that blinds them to the truth and the beauty of the gospel. 

God bless you, and thank you very much for stopping by and for taking time to read my poems : )

SOME DECEPTIVE BELIEFS

REINCARNATION

PURGATORY

BIBLICAL TRUTH

ARTICLES

>>\’BUDDHISM AND JESUS CHRIST\’ BY JOHN ANKERBERG AND JOHN WELDON<<CLICK HERE

*>>\‘BASICS OF BUDDHISM\’ -LET US REASON MINISTRIES<<CLICK HERE

>>\’BUDDHISM AND CHRISTIANITY\’ – \’COMPARING BUDDHISM TO THE BIBLE\’ -\’GOSPEL WAY\'<<CLICK HERE

 >>IF INTERESTED, YOU CAN DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH ON THE DOCTRINE OF PURGATORY AT MANY SITES <<HERE

SCRIPTURES FOR TRUTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT 

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9,10)

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.  For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?  Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

“And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”                (Hebrews 9:27) KJV

“You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.” (2 Samuel 22:29)

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105)

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2)

“Jesus answered,  “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5)

DIE

Die to self that’s what I must do,

In order to live my life fully for you,

Being willing to yield to Your Spirit’s call,

Relying upon Your strength when I have no strength at all,

Immersing myself in the truth of Your Word,

Praying You’ll fill me with Your wisdom to share with those who have

never heard,

The glorious message of God’s forgiveness by grace,

That’s it not about works, but that Jesus died in our place,

So many held captive, they’re bound to a lie,

Believe if they just lead a good life, then shortly after they die,

They’ll either enter heaven to see all its glories, when their faith becomes sight,

Or enter another body till they make every wrong right,

Lord, I know it’s only by Your Spirit that Your truth can be known,

But I yield myself to You, in hope that through me Your truth will be shown,

To those who walk in darkness, please give them eyes to see,

The truth and beauty of the gospel, and by Your Holy Spirit please set them

free.

Copyright©2011 Mary K. Dalke /Living For His Glory/Living4HisGlory  All rights reserved.

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible New International Version® 1973, 1978, 1984, International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.  All rights reserved.  Also one verse  was quoted from the Authorized King James Version.

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