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Jordan Peterson Warns Canadian Christians Their
Religious Freedom Rights Are Eroding
Jordan Peterson, the Canadian psychologist, author, and free-speech
advocate, has warned Canadian Christians that they must make a "great
leap forward" because religious freedom in the country is set to get "a
lot worse." ....... More
The Queering of America
''I want to give you a little more evidence for my notion that this country
has shifted in the 1990s and has transformed," lesbian activist Elizabeth
Birch told her university audience earlier this year. "Where is the least
likely place anybody would look for leadership on a social issue?"....More
THE CHURCH IN SEVENTH CENTURY CELTIC BRITAIN
In the seventh century A.D., the population of Britain consisted mainly of two ethnic groups relatively equal in number, collectively known as the Celts and the Anglo-Saxons respectively. The Celts can be divided into three major sub-groups, namely the Welsh (the descendants of the Britons.....More
Hard to conceive.
Not the kind of love that professes exclusivity and then six months later is found sordidly rutting with the nearest available alternative.
Not the kind of love that says it is unconditional and then spends the next 20 years tearing you down and withholding affection unless you say/do/be exactly what is required.
Not the kind of love that wrecks you instead of completing you.
Not even the kind of love that tries so hard to give and give and give, and love and love and love, but because both the lover and the love are broken, the giving and the receiving and the loving never are perfect. Nor unconditional.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” I Corinthians 13:4-8.
Most of us can do some of that some of the time. Some of us can do most of that nearly all the time. When I read and meditate upon those verses, I feel sorry for the people I love. I sell them short.
God does all of it all the time.
He simply says “Relax. Nothing you have ever done, or ever will do, will stop me loving you. The same infinite energy I used to create the universe, I channel into my love for you. The same infinite wisdom I used to formulate my perfect plan for the world, I channel into creating the joyous, abundant, peace-filled life that is available for you. I love everybody else at the same intensity as I love you, but I know you perfectly, better than you do yourself, and I want a relationship with you as an individual, and I love you in the one way that is perfectly aligned with your personality. I will always be gentle with you – I will show you what you are doing wrong, but never, never, never will I withhold my unconditional love for you. I want to protect you and nurture you and nourish you and build you and free you and comfort you and strengthen you and – love you and love you and love you and love you. Always. Forever.”
The agony, misery and loneliness of losing someone I love (for me, so far only my father), even with my imperfect love, are awful. The opportunity to continue loving that person, in an active, relational sense, ripped away.
I suspect that if my love was perfect, the agony, misery and loneliness would be even worse. The gap between the joy of the loving relationship and the horror of it ending would be much (infinitely?) bigger than the gap I experienced.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
So here are two of the only three beings (I don’t have space to get technical about the Holy Trinity here, so cut me a break and just go with two beings) who have ever been able to practice perfect love, voluntarily, willingly, planfully destroying the best, most loving relationship there has ever been, for my benefit.
The greater the love, the greater the sacrifice.
Perfect love, perfect sacrifice.
One day we will know that perfect love clearly.
To know perfect, unconditional, infinite love, and to know that you will never experience it personally for all eternity, would be one of hell’s greatest torments.
To know perfect, unconditional, infinite love, and to know that you will experience it personally for all eternity, will be one of heaven’s greatest joys.
But you can start now.
Former Satanic Priest: Christian Prayers Blocked Me from Carrying Out Evil
A man who used to be a high priest in the Church of Satan has opened up about the power of Christian prayer. Incredibly, he admitted that when followers of Jesus were praying for him, he found it incredibly difficult to engage in satanic activities. John Ramirez, who once worshiped the Devil wholeheartedly, is now a Christian evangelical pastor. .....MORE
London Christian family catch takeaway driver destroying cross by front door on CCTV
Londoner Georgia Savva complained to police after a curry delivery driver from a local Bangladeshi restaurant was caught on CCTV deliberately removing and destroying a Palm Sunday cross on the wall ..More
Christians in Nepal Suspect Hindu Extremists in Sudden Attacks on Churches
Christians in Nepal are alarmed after this month's sudden series of arson and bomb attacks on four church buildings, and church leaders suspect authorities are lax in investigating. At the same time, six Christians were arrested for evangelizing while suspected Hindu extremists.....More
End time headlines
The volcanic unrest continues: Eruptions at Anak-Krakatau and Sinabung in Indonesia, Shinmoedake in Japan and Telica in Nicaragua
The volcanic unrest continues around the world with eruptions at Anak-Krakatau and Sinabung in Indonesia, Shinmoedake in Japan, Telica in Nicaragua and Kilauea in Hawaii in the last 2 days. These new eruptions follow those reported in my previous volcanic update of 5 days ago.....More
8 Lies Parents Believe about Raising Kids
Do you believe lies about parenting? Sometimes, we’re so focused on listening to the advice coming from all corners that we forget to investigate the counsel to see if it’s truth or lies. Many of the lies we believe about parenting sound like good recommendations ...More
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Algerian pastor ‘amazed’ as three churches told they can reopen
Three churches recently closed down by authorities in Algeria’s northern province of Oran have been told they can reopen. The three churches, located in Oran city, Ain Turk (30km west of Oran), and El Ayaida (35km east of Oran), were closed between November 2017 and February 2018. On Sunday, two of the three churches were allowed to reopen ....More
Should Christians Be Fighting a Culture War?
Have you ever heard the phrase "the culture war?" It's a blanket phrase that describes the various cultural "conflicts" between perhaps more conservative and more liberal beliefs in real world society. Images come to mind of the the battle over Christmas, yard signs that say "Keep Christ in Christmas" ....More
Genetic study adds support to biblical creation account
A new gene study presents serious difficulties for the scientific theory of evolution, while bringing science one giant step closer to the Biblical story
of creation. Dr Gerald Schroeder, an Orthodox Jewish physicist with a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology....More