Do You Remember the Chapters of Your Bible? **** "Mark 17" A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17." The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying." ** Link: http://www.smilegodlovesyou.org/jokes.church.html More
+10I truly wish people would not assume that Christianity is a religion based on hate. Hateful people exist and the way certain people who call themselves "Christians" act is wrong. However, the Bible teaches peace and a basic love (not agreement) for everyone. I would really like to see people reading the real gospel message and hearing what it has to say, and seeing how Jesus treated people. It really is the most life-changing thing that has ever happened to me and I want it to be seen for what it truly is. As a Christ follower, I do not agree with certain lifestyles, but Jesus was kind to everyone and did not tell them that God hates them because He doesn't. God hates sin but absolutely loves everyone. We are all equally broken and true believers in Christ know that we are no better than anyone else. We just want people to be saved from an eternity of torture that is hell. Wouldn't it be selfish of us not to care about the souls of lost people? More
Ready for a Good Laugh ? Church Bulletins Believe it or not, the following announcements actually appeared in various church bulletins. Don't let worry kill you -- let the church help. Thursday night - Potluck supper. Prayer and medication to follow. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs. The rosebud on the alter this morning is to announce the birth of David Alan Belzer, the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Julius Belzer. This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends. Tuesday at 4:00 PM there will be an ice cream social. All ladies giving milk will please come early. Wednesday the ladies liturgy will meet. Mrs. Johnson will sing "Put me in my little bed" accompanied by the pastor. Thursday at 5:00 PM there will be a meeting of the Little Mothers Club. All ladies wishing to be "Little Mothers" will meet with the Pastor in his study. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come foreward and lay an egg on the alter. The service will close with "Little Drops of Water." One of the ladies will start quietly and the rest of the congregation will join in. Next Sunday a special collection will be taken to defray the cost of the new carpet. All those wishing to do something on the new carpet will come foreward and do so. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the church basement Saturday. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice. Link: http://www.ahajokes.com/ads06.html More
did you know the idea that god is omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, omnitemporal, and omnipresent wasnt a wide spread belief until it was popularized in the writings of philosophers such as augustine and aquinas, nor is has the idea been blatantly expressed in biblical text? do you think god is truly an omni god? if that is the case there is a lot of conflict with the ideas presented. common paradoxes include. can god create a rock so large he can not lift it? if not then he can not create a rock that big or if so he can not lift it either way that would mean he is not omnipotent. can god sin? if so then he is not omnibenevolent if not he is not omnipotent. can people really have free will if god is omniscient? for instance if god know an event is going to happen and you could chose to not allow the event to happen then god wouldnt be omniscient if you chose anything other than what he expected to happen. do prayers even matter if god is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent in other words can there be a personal god? if god know what is best and has the power to control all things and he know all things then it follows that he has already decided what is the best course of action. so if you pray to god for any favor he already has a plan if he follows it then your request was pointless, however if he were to grant such a request then it wouldnt be an act of omnibenevolence since any idea you have that doesnt match his own is not the best choice. if god is omnipresent and omnitemporal wouldnt that imply that he doesnt have the ability to travel through time or space as he already exists everywhere at all times and is therefore not omnipotent? the list goes on and on but i think you get the point. as tomas aquinas puts it when ever we talk about god we never say the truth we say approximations because such a being is beyond comprehension so we speak of it in parables to get a general understanding. so perhaps a better way to describe god would be someone far superior to us but not quite infinitely so a superman if you will. perhaps that alot more believable than a perfect being of infinite contradictions? either way it doesnt really matter to an atheist like me i just think that people of faith who worship a powerful monotheistic god would have an easier time defending the idea than they do of the current model represented. More
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-3There are 2 type of bug in this world! One come from gutter and other come from filthiness of sin. The bug from gutter make people sick but the bug come from filthness of seen make the entire society sick! The pest controll available for gutter bug but still No pest controll available for society bug ha ha! My quote
Christians: Do you think having certain dreams while sleeping (doing bad things, that you will not do in real life, at all), is a sin?