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Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


 

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Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

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Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.


Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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The Top 5 Reasons to Leave Your Church

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By: Edward Mrkvicka

Too many churches in America, in exchange for putting more paying customers in the pews, have ceased to be the earthly representative of God.

As opposed to standing for Christ, they have made an unspoken deal with a society headed for destruction that says you support us and we will hide and protect you from God’s truth and your own sin. That’s why certain subjects are seldom preached from these pulpits. Sadly, instead of leading, there are churches who simply follow present secular trends; which is why so many church services are a feel-good session orchestrated to give people comfort in their spiritual rebellion.

Now more than ever our nation needs to know God, and churches need to turn from going along to get along. Churches need to stand for something, not merely sit by in silence as God is removed from our government, schools, and everyday consciousness.

On a personal level, find a church that reflects undiluted biblical truth, and run from those that interpret God’s Word, for if God’s Word needs worldly interpretation to be preached in His house, it’s not worth the paper it’s written on. And it’s certainly not worthy of praise, worship, and obedience. But those of true faith know God’s Word is worth that and more. Many churches today don’t seem to understand that.

Here’s how to know if your church is one of them.

5. The truth about evil is never addressed - instead, every sermon is devoted to making us feel good, to emotionally recharge us for the week to follow. There is no talk of abortion, adultery, divorce, cheating, or stealing. Every word spoken is to assure us that we will be forgiven for our disobedience.

But that head-in-the-sand view of good vs. evil makes us vulnerable. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 2:11 (KJV) that we should know the enemy “lest Satan should get an advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.” Simply put, we either know the enemy or we will be consumed by the enemy.

4. Repentance is a dirty word - part of making the flock feel better about their sin presupposes a continuation of #5, which is, if we don’t discuss evil and sin there is no reason to discuss God’s commands regarding how to elevate ourselves from our fallen position. The implication being, I’m OK, you’re OK, and there’s nothing to be concerned about. But there is!

Jesus said, “I tell you, nay; but except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3.) And so there is no misunderstanding, repentance is far more than saying “I’m sorry.” It is turning from our sin, and then making right what we have made wrong.

3. Unrepentant sinners are welcomed - the secular definition of a church is that it is not a hotel for saints, but rather a hospital for sinners. On its face, that sounds charitable and somewhat holy. Unfortunately, it is in direct conflict to how God sees His church.

In 1 Corinthians 5:6-7 we are told, “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not know that a little leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye unleavened.”

It is not love or true fellowship to sit silent and thereby tacitly condone open sin in a house of worship. For example, if each Sunday we sit next to Bob and his pregnant live-in girlfriend.

The church is to ask the unrepentant to repent. If they will not, they are to be asked to leave. Not to harm them, but in the hope that through their discipline they will see their spiritual error and seek to be restored.

2. There is no teaching - many church services have turned into little more than the equivalent of a TV rerun. We sing hymns. We say the Lord’s Prayer. Collection is taken. And the pastor says as few words as possible so everyone can go home and get on with their day. Each week is pretty much the same.

What a waste, as services should have biblical teaching at their core. Bible scholars spend their entire lives studying the Word of God only to die knowing they had barely scratched the surface. That’s why each week, in addition to praise and worship, you should learn something new at church that you didn’t know.

1. You feel comfortable - the surest sign that you should run, not walk, from your church is that it makes you feel comfortable. Encouraged, fortified, uplifted, excited, energized -- yes -- but in a true house of the Lord, since we are all less than perfect, no believer can ever feel comfortable.

“But we are all as an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;” (Isaiah 64:6).

How can we feel “comfortable” in a holy church? We should instead be convicted and inspired to do better.

“...because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’” (1 Peter 1:16)

About the Author: Ed Mrkvicka


Ed Mrkvicka is an award winning Christian author, lay minister, lifelong Bible student, and retired bank president. His religious writings have been awarded Best Christian Book of the Year (2007) (2010), Best Christian Study of the Year (2008), named a National Best Book Awards finalist, and a winner in The Christian Choice Book Awards, as well as being awarded the prestigious Faith Writer's Seal of Approval.

His work to save marriages and help children has earned him a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition "in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community."

Ed lives with his son, Eddie, and daughter, Kelly, in rural Illinois.

He can be contacted at: www.EdwardFMrkvickaJr.com


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