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Always obey your 
Bible. Even when no one else will.

 

Many things in the Bible are very popular. The laws of nations are often based on commands God gave in the Bible. But there are many things which God tells us to do that the rest of the world does not want to do. Not everyone believes in God.  In fact, our own nation of America has sadly

passed laws that disagree with God's commands.   This is bad. When this happens, the Apostle Peter says, we must follow God, not humans. Peter said in Acts 5:29, we must obey God, not man."

When we do not do what God asks us to do, this is called disobedience. Disobedience to God is a sin.  Sin leads to death and can cause a person to lose their relationship with God and go to hell. In fact, the first sin involved disobedience. In the Book of Genesis, God told the first man, Adam and his wife Eve not to eat fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  He told them that if they did, they would die.  But they did not obey God and were punished. This first sin brought all sin into the world and that is precisely why we have so much suffering, pain, hatred, wars and death. It is also why some people will spend eternity (which means forever) in hell. Unfortunately, all people since Adam and Eve have also sinned by disobeying God in some way. So really, we all really should go to hell. But there is good news.  The good news is God did not want all people to go to hell. Yet the sin had to be paid for. So what he did was send his son Jesus to be born, die and rise from the dead in order to pay for the sins of everyone. In other words, instead of us dying and going to hell because we all sin, Jesus took our sin upon himself and died for us. That is why John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son that whosover believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."   This means that we can still get to heaven if we will believe that Jesus is God's son, admit that we are sinners and then ask him to forgive our sins. We then must ask him to become our savior and lord. This means we are asking him to lead our lives and show us how to live as Christians.  That means that Jesus is in charge of us. If he is then we must allow him to tell us how to live. So when the world tells us to do something God does not like, we must not listen and instead we must obey God.  Right now, there are laws that go against God. Some people are saying it is alright for people of the same sex to marry.  There are laws that say it is alright. But God said it is not (Leviticus 18:22, Romans Chapter 1 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). There are laws that allow people to end a baby's life. It's called abortion. But the Bible says it is not alright to murder (Exodus 20:13  says "Thou shalt not murder.") It is also popular for men and women to have children without getting married. This is a sin too. Men and women are supposed to marry before having sexual relations and before having children. (1 Corinthians Chapter 6).

Remember, what the Apostle Peter said? He said, we must obey God, not the world. Pray to God to help you do his will. Read your Bible so that you will know what God expects. Go to church and Sunday School and learn all you can. Then it will be easier for you to do what God wants and not be fooled by those who disobey God. Pray for them to turn from sin so they will also be able to live in heaven. Our first loyalty should always be to God and the Bible.

Many children want to go to church. But we need churches to volunteer to take them

 

 We are receiving more and more requests from children to take them to church. Sometimes their parents can't take them because of lack of a vehicle at home. Other times, the children are the only ones who go to church in the home. Whatever the reason, they need help getting to church. Jesus said, "Allow the little children to come to me." Will you help these children get to him? Remember, no one can get to heaven unless they have accepted Jesus as Lord and savior. But how can they get to Jesus if they can't even get to a church? Please help. Talk to your pastor and Sunday School about helping us transport children to church.

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 The Bible tells us that all of us are to honor our parents. Exodus 20:12 says, "Honor your father and mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you​." But also respect all adults.

 

 

 

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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE?

 

Today this is a very important quetion as gay marriage is a subject in the news. Many people believe people should marry whoever they want regardless. But what does the Bible say about  it? What is God's veiw point and what does he want Christians to do?  In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, we're reminded that as Christians, our bodies are not our own. They were bought for a price by  Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. You see, when you become a Christian you give your body to Jesus and he gets to decide how you use it. That means that we as Christians must submit to God and Christ's view point instead of going with what is popular. In Leviticus 18:22 God said to men, "You are not to sleep with a man as with a woman; it is detesable." In the New Testament, Romans, chapter 1, we are told that homosexuality is a sin and in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, we are also told that those who practice same sex relationships

or gay lifestyles and who do not repent can't get into heaven. That's why we warn gay people to turn from the sin of homosexuality. This is misunderstood by some and they criticize believers. The Bible tells us to remain strong and obey God despite what the world says. In Acts 5:29 we're told that when the world and God disagree, a Christian must obey God. It is a loving thing to tell a gay person that homosexuality is a sin and that like all sin they must repent and turn from it and stop doing it, in order to be saved and go to heaven. That is not bigotry. It's an act of love. We love all people gay and straight and we should pray for God to use us to witness his truth to them. Ask God to help you witness to those who are gay and to do so in love.

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