Christian, Inspirational

The Joy Mystique

The Preacher’s Snowblower’s Union has devised a new concept to confuse the masses. I have heard several preachers in the past month preach on the unique, rare, and magnificent qualities of Christian joy.

Over the years I have seen many preachers attempt to change the meaning of something by going to the Greek. How can you argue with the original language? Now they daringly attempt to change the meaning of Joy by attacking the English directly.

What does joy mean? It’s not the same as happiness the preachers say. It’s mystical and it’s rare. According to Merriam Webster:

Full Definition
  • 1a : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight
    b : the expression or exhibition of such emotion : gaiety
  • 2: a state of happiness or felicity :bliss
  • 3: a source or cause of delight
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Christian, Inspirational

Repentance 

I have heard preachers over the years give various definitions for repentance. I think it’s a little like love, you’ll know it when you feel it.

But I don’t mean to wax too philosophical. Here is repentance according to God: 

Proverbs 28:13 KJV He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

True repentance is not only feeling sorry for your sins or actions, it is also not repeating them. 

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