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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

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God Always Gives Second Chances...Or Does He?

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God's grace is often mistaken to mean that the Lord always gives second chances. After all, anyone who has been forgiven by Christ was forgiven by grace. And even Christians devoted to Christ are not one hundred percent sin free one hundred percent of the time. This is one of the reasons why even the believer prays, "forgive us our debts". Such words are part of what's known as the Our Father prayer. The Lord Jesus Himself taught His followers to pray such a prayer.

However, let's not confuse the grace of God--as it's related to salvation--with the grace of God as it's related to life on this present Earth. The Bible makes it very plain that some decisions we make in this life can negatively affect the quality of the rest of our earthly life. God does NOT always give second chances for our life here on earth. "Here on earth" is the key. But, what are some of the decisions we might make that might cause us to have to spend the rest of our life with regret?

The Dangerous Sin of Ingratitude


We read, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights..." (James 1:17).

The above verse in the Paraphrased Bible reads, "Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God, the Creator of all light..."

"Whatever is good" refers to blessings. And blessings can be things, people, opportunities, talents, and even advantages. The Bible recounts numerous examples of people who didn't appreciate good things or people in their lives. It tells of people who chose to make light of wonderful opportunities. We read of people who neglected God-given talents, and of those who did nothing productive with the advantages with which they were born, or with ones they received. Ungratefulness is a trait that is universal and timeless. We see it in every culture and in every age since the beginning of civilization. Perhaps this is why there's a saying that goes, "You don't miss your water until your well runs dry."

Often we can dig another well, and have a second chance to fully appreciate clean water, which is a very good thing. However, talents, relationships, opportunities and even blessings are not like wells. They cannot always be restored. Not even coming to Christ, and clamoring to God will always provide us with a second chances.

We read, "Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it with tears." (Hebrews 12:16-17).

A birthright was a set of wonderful blessings to which only the eldest son had a right. We know it was a gift from God above, because once Isaac had been deceived into pronouncing the birthright blessing over Jacob (the younger brother), he could not simply repeat it over Esau (the firstborn). This tells us the true power in Isaac's words came from heaven, not from Isaac, the men's father.

Let's not try to confine the message in Esau's selling of his birthright to the Old Testament. Hebrews is a New Testament book in which the apostle addresses and admonishes New Testament believers.

Also notice that the Hebrews passage refers to Esau as "profane", because he sold his birthright "for one morsel of meat", which means for one meal. This man sells a collection of coveted blessings from God for one meal. Incredible. This is why ingratitude is considered profane. But what does profane mean? Irreverent. Unworthy. Contemptible.

To be irreverent to God is to be disrespectful to Him. If we think about the fact that being irreverent to a mortal king in ancient times could mean death by decapitation, we should then be able to understand the seriousness of Esau's sin. To be unworthy is to be undeserving. Translation: Esau did not deserve a second chance. To be contemptible is to be disgusting. All these terms define "profane", which is directly related to Esau's ungratefulness.

Perhaps in man's eyes, Esau deserved a second chance. But, he was unworthy of a second chance in the eyes of God to whom he had been irreverent in his attitude.

Let us not think that we can be profane when it comes to good things and good people God has placed in our life, and expect to always have second chances. We might be rejected, just as Esau was. We might be genuinely sorry. And we can certainly ask God to forgive us. As long as we have not blasphemed His Spirit, He is faithful to forgive us (1 John 1:9). However, His forgiveness does not always restore the good gifts He gave us that we chose not to appreciate. Yes, to be ungrateful is a choice...a free will choice for which we might pay dearly for the rest of our life on Earth.


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