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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?

The Third Man by Angela Sheffield is based on a true story. Read chapter one now!


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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¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried

Lo que leemos en la Biblia tiene que ver con todos los seres humanos, sean cristianos o judíos, ateos o agnósticos, budistas, musulmanes o adherentes a alguna de las filosofías o nuevas religiones que surgen en el mundo. ¿Por qué? Ver mayor información sobre este interesante libro.


Resolving Conflict within the Christian Church the Biblical Way

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Sadly, there is much strife among Christians in the church...strife that is not being dealt with, and that has, and continues to cause destruction. After all, if believers in Jesus won't love one another, how in the world are they ever going to reach the high call in Christ to love their enemies? (Matthew 5:44)

Indeed, there are biblical instructions for resolving conflict within the Christian church...instructions that aren't being followed for some very "good" and / or bad reasons. In the Scripture of Matthew 18:15-17, the Lord Jesus says, "If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church. But if he neglects to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican." We see that Christ gives us as many as three steps to take. In other words, there are three levels to resolving conflict within the Christian church.

Step one: Go to the brother or sister alone. If that doesn't work, do step two.

Step two: Take one two witnesses with you. If this doesn't work, move on to step three.

Step three: Take the matter before the church.

If the offending brother or sister doesn't repent after step three, he or she is to no longer be considered a Christian at all. The steps Jesus gives us to follow are not at all hard to understand or do. So why are they not being followed? There is probably more than one reason: timidity, lack of knowledge of what the Scriptures say about strife among Christians, lack of concern, fear of retaliation, etc. But probably the main reason is respect of persons within the church. If the party who was wronged knows he or she is a "second-class" brother or sister, he or she might be discouraged from even attempting the first step. This is most unfortunate. Anytime we don't do things the way God tells us to do them it's most unfortunate. But we have to admit that favoritism does, and will continue to discourage attempts to do things the right way. There's an African proverb that goes, "In a court of swine, the wolf never wins his case."

This also is a sobering reminder that if we do not observe to do ALL that God says, there will be problems that lead to more problems...and sin. The same Lord who said to follow the above-mentioned steps for resolving conflict within the Christian church also said not to have respect of persons.

We read, "If ye have respect to person, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of ALL. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law" (James 2:9-11).

One of the first things we would do well to do when it comes to resolving conflict within the Christian church is to cleanse ourselves of the sin of having respect of persons. It is ugly in the eyes of Christ before Whom we all must stand one day.


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