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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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Capital Punishment Is Sanctioned By The Bible

Christians and believers in the Bible, the Word of God calls for the death penalty for first degree murder, rape, and other acts of violence. The Bible tells us to behold the goodness AND the severity of God whose Word--including in the New Testament--does NOT speak against capital punishment Read the scriptural proof now.

La Biblia sanciona la pena capital

Cristianos y creyentes en la Biblia, la Palabra de Dios pide la pena de muerte para el asesinato en primer grado, la violación y otros actos de violencia. La Biblia nos dice que contemplemos la bondad Y la severidad de Dios, cuya Palabra -incluso en el Nuevo Testamento- NO habla en contra de la pena capital. Lea ahora la prueba bíblica.


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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.


Christian Magic Tricks for Evangelism?

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Christian Magic Tricks Get Attention


How do you attract people to the gospel of Jesus, especially teenagers, many of whom are interested in all that is not related to religion? How do you attract adults who have a short attention span and/or who might actually be hostile against the gospel? Sports, tributes to Elvis, and Christian magic tricks figure on the list of "bait" that can be used to draw the attention of the crowds to whom the evangelist can then introduce Christ.

It certainly sounds logical, and like a good idea. But, the word of God warns man against trusting in his own logic (Proverbs 3:5). What might seem like an excellent idea to man is not always pleasing to the Lord. And, the heart of every true believer in Jesus seeks to please the Lord. This article focuses specifically on the use of Christian magic tricks as a means of drawing people to Christ.

Christian Magic Shows: Do They Show the Power of God?


One of the reasons given for supporting the use of a Christian magic for evangelism is that it is a fun way to talk about the supernatural power of God. As the magician makes things appear and disappear, he can explain to the audience that God is the Creator who made all things, and who can make your troubles disappear. This is just one example of the things that can be taught as the Christian magic tricks are being performed.

But, as good as this might sound, there is a reason why some believers reject what seems like a useful tool for evangelism? Heavenly Manna supports that rejection based upon what the scriptures of God's word says regarding magic. The Lord speaks sharply against ALL forms of magic as well as the people who practice them.

We read, "There shall not be found among you anyone that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire (sacrifice), or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord..." (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

Witches, warlocks, wizards, charmers, and enchanters are among the people who use various forms of magic. Considering that the Lord called the practice of magic an abomination, are we really to think that the use of Christian magic tricks is appropriate for evangelism? Not even pretending to do things that are abominable to God has a place alongside the glorious gospel of Jesus.

We also read in the New Testament, "Now the works of flesh are manifest, which are these: ...idolatry, WITCHCRAFT...of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (Galatians 5:19-21). Should believers in the Lord Jesus even pretend to do things that, when practiced for real, prevents the practitioner from the blessing of entering the kingdom of God?

Does the End Justify the Means?


Some will say that if Christian magic tricks gets the job done of winning souls, the end justifies the means. Remember, the one who receives Christ is not who is in question. It is the one who chose to lift up a Christian magic show instead of lifting up Jesus. Christ said, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me" (St. John 12:32). Jesus is not so boring and so much of a "turn-off" that we have to lift up everything but him in order to draw people.

Also, the end does not justify the means. If a citizen who is not an officer of the law kills a murderer, someone might say, "Oh well, at least there's one less murderer in the world." Does that mean that the actions of that citizen are automatically right? No, it does not.

The apostle Paul taught, "And if a man strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive LAWFULLY" (2 Timothy 2:5). There is a right and a wrong way to do things in the natural world and to do things in the spiritual realm. Yes, followers of Jesus "follow the rules" when preaching his gospel. Christian magic tricks do not glorify God. They are not needed to teach spiritual truths; Remember, Jesus used parables for that. In fact, putting on a Christian magic show can, and has led to stirring interest in learning to practice real magic--an abomination before God.

On the Subject of Evangelism:


Biblical Scripture: No Longer the Word of God?

Cry Aloud and Spare Not: Preach the Gospel

Is There Logic In The Idea Of Religious Harmony?

Are Ordained Ministers Prepared for Christian Ministry?



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