Extreme tolerance is NOT love


In today’s society filled with people who are constantly “offended” by anything and everything, it is hard for a person to have a single opinion and not be called a “hater” or “bigot” or “INTOLERANT”.

First and foremost in that group of “intolerant” people, are Christians. (Well, TRUE Christians of course). We believe that God created the earth and all living beings in it, so we are labeled “fools” and haters of atheists. We believe that gay marriage goes against Gay-Marriage
God’s natural laws, and therefore an abomination to Him, so we are labeled “haters” and “discriminators”, and “intolerant”. We believe that sin is awful and takes people to hell, so we preach against it, and so we are called “haters” and “intolerant”.

“HATERS”….. “INTOLERANT”….

Because of all this, an alarming number of Christians, pastors, churches, are all starting to “TOLERATE” sin. They are beginning to “SHOW ACCEPTANCE for all kinds of people” by inviting gay, atheist, abortionist, adulterous people to live as they like.

We are beginning to hear about churches that are actually performing gay marriages; about preachers who are saying “Jesus is not really the ONLY way to heaven”, famous “Christian” leaders of the world saying that every religion in the world leads to heaven, all of which are blasphemous lies.

Could it be that Christians are afraid of taking a stand for their faith because of how society deals with such people? Is this fear causing them to forcibly “accept” sins that the world is trying to normalize?

I know there are plenty of “Christian” people out there that will justify this, saying that we must “understand the world in order to help it” or “be tolerant of the world to get them into the church”, that we must “love and accept people for who they are” so they can “like” the church and Christianity, because it doesn’t go against anything they like to do.

Well, here’s something to ponder: Extreme tolerance is NOT love.

By “tolerating” people’s sin and telling them they can “be whoever they want to be” in church, you are NOT loving them, but instead watching as they pave their own one-way path to hell. This, to me, is one of the greatest forms of hatred. At least tell people they must try to change if they are actively coming to your church instead of endorsing their sin.

Christianity is not supposed to, nor is it designed to impress everyone in the world. In fact, Jesus Christ says the exact opposite:

“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.” (Luke 6:22)

We are not of this world, and therefore the majority of the worldly people will NOT like us. They will never be able to accept us without thinking of us as fools, and that is okay. But if a church or Christian decides to say “well, I think sin is okay” through their actions and words, JUST to gain the acceptance of the world, then they will gain that acceptance.

But let me tell you something you will LOSE. The acceptance of God. You can’t have both for too long before you are forced to choose one or the other. Of course we live in this world, but sticking to our true beliefs requires us to get rid of all sin and all abomination, even if the world around us says “it’s normal”.

“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 7:23)

The above verse is more than enough proof that not every single “Christian” or “church” is approved by God. Some among us, no, a large amount of those among us are faking it. Others are giving into the lies of the devil and trying to be accepted and loved by the world.

If you do not want to hear those heart-shattering words “I never knew you: depart from me”, at the end of your life, then I would suggest you start seeking to please the living God of the heavens instead of accepting sin.

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So what is the purpose?


[Blogging 101 assignment #1]

I made my first post to this blog in 2012. Back when I had lots of time on my hands, things were easy.

But now I am swamped with several responsibilities, and I hate how much it has affected my blogging experience.

So, just as a reminder to me and to my readers, I blog so that I can share with the world my experience as a Christian. I want to share my thoughts about getting closer to God.

I want my blog to help others grow closer to God as well. I want to share my thoughts about Bible verses that I study.

That being said, I will post to this blog at least once a week this year. How will I keep up with it? It will probably be hard at times, but I will be reading the Bible and studying daily, so I’m not afraid of being at a loss of topics to discuss.

Let’s make this year the best!

New Year: Thankful Reflections


With 2016 just a few hours away, I sit down to reflect upon everything that happened in 2015. Resolutions are not a tradition with me, because resolving to do something at the beginning of a year usually ends up with me having too many other responsibilities interfering.

I prefer to take time to be thankful for everything the past year has brought into my life. I believe this is a very positive way to see the new year – being thankful to God and to those around you for everything good in your life, and then also thinking about all the bad that happened in the past year, being thankful for all the lessons you learned from them.

In 2015, I matured. I learned to say no to certain things and to certain people – both of which would hinder my progress. Saying no is painful, but in certain situations it has to be done for the better good of everyone.

In 2015, I made new friends. I said hello to a new family in my new workplace and academic environment.

In 2015 I laughed to my heart’s desire. I also cried buckets’ worth of tears in secret. Memories were made.

In 2015, my heart was broken by the crushing of some dreams I had, despite how selfless I thought they were. I chose not to ask God why, because He certainly had His reasons.

In 2015, I learned to rejoice in the failures I brought upon myself in life. I learned that perfection is not humanly possible, but yet perfection is what we should try our best to obtain so that we may realize the best of ourselves. No one is perfect but God.

In 2015, my faith was renewed. I have a seed of new hope inside my heart. In a world that is fast entering a dark phase of evil and wickedness, my heart has found hope in the promise of Jesus Christ and the eternal life of peacefulness He grants His followers. I have learned to put faith in nothing else but in Him and that promise of His. This helps me fight through the challenges of life with the right perspective.

I have learned to truly love people, both friends and enemies. Before, I knew that God wanted us to forgive our enemies, but I did not know how. I would say “I forgive them” but would also keep remembering the pain and hurt that people brought to me and my family. I would keep holding onto memories of the loss and struggles we faced as a result. But now my memories are cleansed of all that.

Now my life is filled with new purpose, to the point where I have no more time to brood upon the negativity of the past. I now truly forgive everyone of the past and have forgotten every wrongdoing done towards me. I also hope with all my heart that God has forgiven me of my wrongs as well, and for this I pray every single day.

I hope that in 2016 I will be of more use for God and for the advancement of His kingdom. I will continue to pray for God to use me according to His will, and that no matter what challenges or pain I have to face because of that, I will rejoice regardless, given that He sees me worthy of that.

No evil, no sorrow, no loss, not even the devil himself can take away my happiness that I have found in the one, true love of my life – JESUS CHRIST. I truly believe He will protect me and my family until we have fulfilled our mission, and He will never abandon us.

I pray that you are also able to forget the loss and pain of the past, and that you are able to find new purpose and strength in the Lord. May the good God Almighty bless this coming new year, and grant us all the strength and willpower to face the good AND the bad.

Let us all take a moment to be thankful for all the blessings God has brought into our lives.

Love you all, my dear readers! ♥

~Stenila Simon~

“Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.” (Psalms 106:1)

One-way ticket to Heaven?


I have many times come across people who think that once you are saved, NOTHING can take that salvation away from you. An amazingly large group of Christians seem to truly believe that salvation is permanent, and that no sin that a person does after that period of salvation can undo their salvation.

Is this true? Is it really true that once you are saved, no sin that you do matters, and that you will have this sort of “one-way ticket” to heaven? ticketOr will God be “cruel enough” (as many people think) to judge you to hell even once you are born again? Does our sin count once we are bought over by the blood of Jesus Christ?

Well let us refer to the scriptures as always. The word of God does not lie.

Salvation is definitely granted to us through grace:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

We could never measure up to the holy standards of God as humans born in sin, dating back to the time period when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God. This is why God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ to take our punishment of death.

The blood of His divine sacrifice was counted worthy to wash away the sins of the ENTIRE human race!! The blood He shed was pure and holy!

Now, what about people who sin after they are saved?

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” (John 10:27-29)

Regarding His followers, Jesus Christ says that “they shall never perish”, and that no man can “pluck them out” of His hand. This means that once a person is truly saved, nothing will be able to destroy them. sheep-following

A person who has been truly born again will not be able to commit to sin willfully again. Accidentally doing the wrong thing without knowing is another story, but a person who has experienced the taste of sweet salvation will never be able to knowingly commit sin, after knowing how much God despises it.

Do you feel like I am speaking wrong or that I’m crazy my friend? Let me take you to the scripture again:

“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.” (1 John 2:3-5)

Any person who says he knows Jesus, has been born again and saved, but does not keep His commandments, “is a liar”, according to the word of God.

Once you are saved, you simply CANNOT surrender yourself to sin again. Your spirit will shake and every last ounce of blood in your veins will send signals to your brain that you SHOULD NOT do something that your Savior hates. overcomers-crown-of-righteousness

Becoming born again is exactly what it sounds like. You were born into this world as a sinner, and you lived like a sinner up until now. Once you are born again in the Lord, give your life to Him and invite Him into your heart and soul, you are a new being.

New life runs through you. Every sinful thing is moved away, and every sinful thought disappears when you truly fall in love with the Creator of this wonderful universe and this earth, Who is also the Creator of YOU.

Please feel free to contact me for prayers or questions and concerns at:

stenilapurefaith@gmail.com

Torn between


My dearest readers,

The past month has been a very busy one with me trying to balance out my work and studies and spirituality, a handful to deal with. By God’s grace alone, I’ve been able to manage so far.

I miss the times when I was able to post to this blog once or twice a week. I once was a free soul with no burdens, and now the tidal wave of life has hit me right in the face. I consider myself unworthy of calling myself an adult, but the reality is that I am, in fact, an adult who has to deal with real life problems and concerns.

Now setting all that aside, I do try my best to make time for myself to read the Bible and think about God and pray to Him constantly.

I feel like a horrible person sometimes, knowing that I am often too tired at the end of a long day to sit down and focus on a deep prayer. But I still pray as much as I can, and constantly I speak to Him in my heart. If the Lord has shown me anything, it is that He still hears my prayers.

Just the little things that He does in my favor while I am in trouble or when I am worried helps me refocus on Him. I hate it when I realize that the academic pursuits that I love sometimes lure me away from my personal time with God. But I am trying to improve now.

The only reason I am alive at the moment, typing these words on this keyboard, is because of God, and forever and ever I will, and have no choice BUT to be thankful to Him!!

I try to put everything in perspective when I lose my focus. Have any of you had to deal with the same issue? I believe that being honest and confessing out loud is the true mark of a person who loves God, and right now I am confessing before everyone that I sometimes feel so overwhelmed by worldly problems that I find little time to indulge in His presence.

BUT, like I was saying, I try to put everything into perspective when I start to lose focus. I am studying hard because having a good job may give me access to better resources that I could use for His glory. My ultimate aim is to glorify His name, to bring as many souls to Him as possible, and to spread the word of His coming.

If you are like me, feeling torn sometimes between your desire for God and your worldly burdens of everyday life, don’t feel down. God understands everything. All you have to do is refocus your aim on Him, and live life constantly remembering how pointless all worldly achievements are.

None of what we accomplish here in this short period of time will matter once we hit eternity! While we are here on earth, let us try our best to be as close to God as possible, to try to improve ourselves according to the exemplary life lived by Jesus Christ Himself, and to bring Him with us in our hearts no matter where we go.

Let us live to where His divine light shines through us and captures those around us! His true presence within you WILL show the world that there is something different about you.

God bless everyone!

Feel free to email me with any prayer requests or concerns:

steny8295@yahoo.in

When God doesn’t speak to you…


When I was 9 years old, one Sunday morning my father read to us the scripture about God speaking to Moses through the fiery bush. It was the first time I had ever encountered that story, and I still remember how much I was captivated by the fact that God really spoke to him, how he, as a human, heard the actual voice of God.

I still remember wondering if it would be that easy for me or others to hear God’s voice as well. So I tried praying and praying and praying. I said “God, I WANT to hear Your voice!! Just like the people in the Bible” I knew the word of God would never lie, so all I wanted to know was this:

WHY is it that God would speak to man directly back then, but not anymore? When did He draw the line and why? I was so confused. I tried praying over and over again. After a while, I gave up. I thought to myself that God had probably heard my prayer, and would answer it someday or the other.

So I waited. Years. No thundering voice came ringing into my ears like I had wished. After some time I forgot about my childish wishes. But now that I think about it, God certainly has granted and continues to grant my “childish” wish even today, whether or not I realize it.

The truth is, He does try to speak to us even in this day. Sometimes we are so busy occupied in our own worldly pursuits, that He ends up not speaking to us. I remember that when I was back in India, I would spend every single night with my family just laying back on chairs outside, staring at the open night sky filled with stars. We wouldn’t say much to each other, but we would just simply sit there and quietly admire the beauty of it all, and that was when I would start thinking about God and His magnificent creation.

Just spending some time alone outside among God’s glorious creations can be enough for you to hear His voice. I remember, as I sat there, sometimes things would come to my heart that I had never thought about before. Thoughts and questions about God that I had never before even wondered. And I would sit there, staring at the stars, and keep wondering. Then I would be given answers. Thoughts start to form in your heart. Suddenly things make sense, and you know that it’s not because of your own intelligence. Sometimes you can tell that God is trying to make you see something, other times, you just sit there wondering.

You know what I have learned? Even today, God is capable of speaking to you, even if through your own heart. Jesus Christ resides in the heart of every believer who has given Him the authority to take over them.

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19)

If you KNOW you have given your whole life to His will, He resides inside of you. And since He resides inside of you now, He  no longer has to thunder from the heavens to make His voice heard. He’ll speak to whoever takes the time to listen.

Sometimes when I remember my childhood wishes, I lay in bed, very quiet and still, wondering if I can still hear Him. Wondering if new thoughts will continue to form in my mind. Wondering if I will be able to find answers.

And as I lay there quiet and still, if I have faith, I am sometimes taken to a whole different world of thoughts. Godly thoughts. It is possible sometimes, if you believe. You start to see connections form. You start to see how things in the Bible make sense with things in the real life.

You start to grow in curiosity about the hidden wonders of God. On the rare occasions this happens, I love it because I never know when I stopped thinking and fell asleep, because as soon as I sleep I start to see all those thoughts manifest into reality in my dreams.

Similarly, if I am on a trip, I like to look out the window and stare at the blue sky above. Any moment of peace and quiet is a good time to be still and wish to hear His thoughts.

Even in prayer, sometimes it is great to praise Him as loud as you can and make all the joyful music you want, but sometimes it is also wise to just sit still and focus your thoughts on Him and His presence. He is present there, but if you can pray in quiet and really try to listen to Him, it will happen. He will begin to touch your heart. You will break down in tears once you are wrapped in His true, comforting presence. You will feel every weight lifted off your shoulders. You will forget where you are and what you’re doing, and all that matters in the whole world at that moment will be HIM.

Believe me, people think that God has forgotten of humanity. We think that He doesn’t care anymore, when in fact the opposite is true.

A heart that seeks Him will be able to find Him. You cannot find a pure diamond unless you make the effort to look for it or dig for it. Make the effort to find Him and hear His voice, and He will begin to speak to you.

Sounds childish and impossible? Maybe, but if you have experienced it like I have, you will know what I’m talking about is very real. God speaking to your heart is one of those humbling times when you realize He does love you for sure, that He is real, and that He is always ready to use any chance to grow closer to you, if you choose to grow closer to Him.

 “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” (James 4:8)

 

 

 

The Lady Who Wanted her Tumor back!!


Today I’d like to share with all of you the strange story of a woman who came for prayer to us when we were in India.

Now those of you who have been reading my blog long enough know the story of how my father was saved from death by God’s miracle and how in the following three months we dedicated our time to prayer and seeking the Lord’s will. Well, we had our home opened up for people to come and have their issues prayed for. And just as sure, a neighbor came one day.

This lady and her husband were both members of the Adventist church, and her problem was this: she had a huge tumor in her stomach, and she was always in pain and discomfort. She asked my father to pray for her.

So he did. My father prayed for her healing, and like with any other disease, he rebuked the devil in the name of Jesus.

He told them to go home in faith and to never again worry about the tumor, because it has been healed.

She confessed that the pain was gone.

But something that has never happened before happened with her case: she came back two days later, VERY frightened and upset. We asked her what happened.

Apparently, right after the prayer, she went straight to the hospital to do a scanning, to see if the tumor was still there, and to her surprise, they found that it had completely disappeared!!

Well instead of rejoicing in the Lord’s power to heal, she immediately demanded them to find the tumor!! Yes, she actually wanted to know if the tumor had “moved” to some other part of her body!!

Of course, they were not able to find any tumor anywhere in her body. God had healed her completely!

We advised her to never again doubt the power of God, and to live a life of true faith.

And so this is the very strange story of a woman who was scared to see her tumor disappear. My friends, don’t be of little faith. Rejoice in the fact that our Lord lives to this day and is capable of performing miracles!!!!

 

WILL YOU PICK A SIDE ALREADY!??????


Imagine if, right now, there was a war between God and the devil. Which side would you pick? Now, what if I told you that this war is ACTUALLY going on right now? Lukewarm Christians are unknowingly supporting the wrong side. Let me tell you exactly what’s happening right now.

We contacted our friend in India to arrange for a gospel meeting there, and apparently it is hard to gain permission to hold any such meetings anymore. People over there are fearfully worshiping in their homes over there. Even people praying in their homes are being stopped from doing so in many places there. To do anything requires tremendous courage and the willingness to face the consequences.

All over the world, Christians are being constantly persecuted. It is dangerous to call yourself a Christian in many countries now, and it has come to the point where you can either be a Christian and get tortured or killed, or you can be a sinner and worldly person and stay alive.

Even in countries that call themselves democracies, the laws are still against Christians. We must fear being openly Christians because, apparently, people who hold fast to the Bible are being “extremists” in their faith. People who wish to speak out against the evil in the world get shunned and rejected by society.

Christianity is being called crazy, foolish, ancient, and hateful. WHAT? We are a people of peace and understanding, yet just because we speak our minds about what we think is wrong, we get categorized as haters.

People, this is not the time to stay silent. This is NOT the time to be asleep. This is NOT the time to be lazy about your faith.

Do you love Jesus Christ? Then what on earth are you doing staying away from the forefront of this spiritual battlefield? Who are you cowering away from? 

Are you afraid of what your friends and colleagues will think of you? Are you afraid of what your family will think of you? Are you afraid of what will happen to your place in society once you truly start claiming your faith openly?

What exactly are you afraid of?

SHOULD you even care what the world thinks? Would you rather be on God’s side and be shunned by the world, or would you like to be on the side of sinners and die to realize God will not accept you?

No, there is no way to be in the middle of both. You can’t be of the world AND be with God. 

To walk as high as the skies, one must first learn to leave hold of the ground. You MUST take a stand somewhere! You must be willing to rejoice in whatever consequences your faith will bring you.

No one said Christianity is an easy path.

Christians, how long will you live as if the Lord doesn’t care what you do with your life?

How long will you stay silent as the people around you continue to walk in darkness?

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY SILENT when YOU are the only person who has glimpsed the light among your friends? 

You can’t sit back and say “someone else will get the job done”. NO. What do you think the disciples of Jesus Christ did for the world? They fearlessly proclaimed their faith as loud as they possibly could, they lived their lives as sacrifices to the living God, and rejoiced in BEING part of the greater light that lights up the world.

Every aspect of our lives has to revolve around our love for God, and every decision has to be taken according to His will. Only then will one truly become a disciple of Christ.

How longer will you indulge in worldly pleasures and merriment while the Lord prepares to return and judge the world very soon?

When He DOES return, where will He find you? Will he find you eating, drinking, gambling, and trying hard to impress society, or will he find you engaged in constant battle against the darkness???

Ask yourself this question.

IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP, AND PICK A SIDE, DEAR BRIDE OF CHRIST.

BE THE WARRIOR BRIDE YOU ARE CALLED TO BE.

Ruling on Gay Marriage – Where do we Stand?


As a fiery Christian teenager, I write this with utmost disappointment and concern for our generation regarding the new ruling in favor of homosexual marriages. Now before you deny me by calling me a “bigot” or a person with no “love and acceptance”, let me tell you exactly where I stand on this issue.

Jesus Christ taught us to love every single person on earth, EVEN our enemies, and that is exactly what I practice, as does any true Christian out there. However, loving the individual person does not mean we have to love the sin they are indulged in.

I love (or at least try my best to love) everyone I meet, pray for ever sinner and love them and hope they will turn to God soon. Liars, thieves, even murderers and adulterers deserve a second chance and the grace of God. But does this mean I love the actions they do? A big NO to that. If I love a murderer and want to bring them back to God, that doesn’t mean I tell them what they’re doing is right. I don’t support the fatal actions of them.

Now to the subject of gay marriage, which in itself should never even be called “marriage”. Why should we Christians not support this unholy practice? Let’s go to the Bible; read with me these verses if you will: 

“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.” (Mark 10:6)

There is a REASON God made man and woman as they were. He created two genders, and claiming to be anything outside of that or going against the will of God when He created marriage between the two is just unholy.

 

“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22) 

 

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.” (Leviticus 20:13) 

These verses pretty much make it plain and clear that God considers lusting against one’s own gender an abomination and definitely a violation of His original design of desire He placed in mankind.

” Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude 1:7) 

This is STRANGE FLESH!!!! Now keep in mind I am not hating upon anyone, but simply stating the truth about this issue, as stated in the Holy Bible. If you think homosexuality is a recent thing, well think again. This was a problem all the way from Biblical times.

You may read in Genesis, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. The people there were so wicked that they didn’t even want to spare the two heavenly angels who came to the house of Lot to warn his family.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.” (Genesis 19:4-7) 

Now anyone who has read the Bible knows clearly what the result of these wicked actions was. God absolutely hates people making a mockery of the sacred, divine relation of marriage that He gifted to us. Marriage is something so beautiful and holy. The best of it is yet to come, when the Bridegroom, the Son of God comes to gather His holy bride, the Church, and sweep her away in the rapture!! ♥

Sodom and Gomorrha was destroyed with fire and brimstone. I hope that pray that doesn’t happen to any other place on earth, but day after day we hear of different societies accepting this as something normal, and it breaks my heart to see the old and traditional values of marriage being destroyed and twisted to the eyes of the coming generations.

Oh, by the way, the fire and brimstone that God rained down from heaven all the way back in those times, has left the place so desolate, that even today, not a single blade of grass grows there. Don’t believe me? Take a look at these modern day pictures of the place!! A Christian archaeologist named Ron Wyatt was led by God to find the areas of Sodom and Gomorrah, and what he found was astounding!!!

Pieces of sulfur were found hidden inside some brimstone :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here are pictures of the actual (what was once) cities of Sodom and Gomorrah:

Not a single sign of life anywhere! It was quite an amazingly scary story – no, part of history- of the wrath of God, and one that we can only hope will not happen again.

Like I said, I love everyone of you out there, whether or not you are homosexual, whether or not you support it, whether or not you are a sinner or a saint, because that is what Jesus Christ did – He loved every kind of people. But when people are blindly turning against the living God, it is our duty to try to make you see the truth, and the truth here is that God’s will is for one man and one woman to marry, and anything outside of that is unnatural and unholy. It’s what is written in the Bible, and it is what I support, as will any Bible-believing Christian.

There have been studies conducted on whether or not homosexuality is something you are born with, and they have all proven that it is something of choice. There is no “gene” that makes you inclined like that. If you do, however, feel such temptation, if you are a person who thinks you have no control over something like that, I would like to ask you now to ask God to help you come out of it (of course, only if you want to do so..) Search on Youtube, you will be able to find several testimonies of people who have come out of this with the help of Jesus Christ.

Pastors, advise your churches to hold onto God and His morality. Parents, teach your children the righteous path and help them make the right choices in the middle of all this.

We used to say “the end time is near”. It’s time to scratch that and start saying “The end times ARE here!” Things are changing at a rapid pace. Sin is quickly becoming the accepted norm. Believing in the Bible is becoming “foolishness” and “extremism”.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) 

Let us unite in prayer and repent from our own sins so that we may find peace in God, and let us look to the skies and be constantly watching for His return!!

Praise the Lord!! Return soon!!

 

 

Will YOU take up this challenge?


There are so many things that happen on a day-to-day basis in our lives that have impacts on us. Some bring about positive changes while others have a rather negative impact. Some events give us hope and comfort while other events in our lives make us weep and leave us wondering why this happened to us.

Ever since I can remember, me and my family – we have always been on this constant climb trying to overcome hardships and obstacles in life. Things happen, sometimes one right after  the other, that have the power to make any person feel hopeless. But even in the midst of the worst darkness, I have been taught to be happy.

As you may know, young children are quite naive and their thoughts are pure and straightforward. It was when I was in such a very young, naive age that I came across the story of Job, of how he kept looking to God even though he lost basically EVERYTHING a man can lose – his friends, family, health, wealth, everything! And that story changed my outlook about life.

Now, when bad things happen that scare me to death, my heart is set to go to its default option: “faith”. Sure, when something terrifying happens I get scared and panic at first. But it’s only momentary. There is a sense of peace that overcomes all fear that nothing in the world can offer. It is there with you no matter where you are, no matter what happens to you. 

The biggest challenge is letting go in the face of fear. This means letting go of your thoughts and anxieties about what might happen, but it also means that you have to let go of your own expectations of the future. In our mind, we may have an idea of what the perfect future is like, but that may not always be God’s plan.

True happiness comes about when we learn to accept each and every thing happening in our life as it comes. It’s about letting good things AND bad things happen, with the ultimate faith that in the end, God’s will is what is happening. He knows best. The secret to true happiness is accepting God’s will in your life with all the courage you can muster, and this is also the ultimate test of your faith.

I was inspired to write this post because of a recent incident that quite shook me and my family: a really bad car accident. It completely destroyed our car, but my dad who was involved in it, escaped with minor pains and bruises, thanks to the miraculous power of God. While the doors of the car got jammed, somehow my dad’s door got unlocked even though the hit was right to the side of it. There had been a fire starting inside the car, but it went away on its own. Or, may I say, God intervened.

However minor it may seem to the world, I cannot help but accept that God is working miracles even in the smallest ways in our lives every day. The fact that we live to take a breath every morning is in itself a miracle, in my eyes at least. With this I would like to thank the Lord for His everlasting mercy and also I would like to ask YOU to take up this challenge.

Next time you have to face a situation of fear, of worry, of pain, where you lose or are on the verge of losing everything you have, will YOU step up to the challenge and be happy? Will you let go of your fears?

Will you rejoice in the Lord?

It may be hard, but trust me, it’s worth it.

God bless you all.

With deep love,

Stenila Simon