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Sound Bites

In my opinion if what a preacher says sounds like a snippet, an attempt at being quotable, or a sound bite it’s often bologna or hog wash.

Let me give you an example, one very popular with preachers who promote giving to get a blessing: Only when you release what’s in your hand, can God release what’s in his.

Another, nothing leaves Heaven until something leaves the Earth.

If it sounds like a sound bite, consider and search the scripture to see if it is in any way supported by what’s in the Bible. Unfortunately in many cases you will find it is not.

Remember, God can do anything and is not bound by man’s words.

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Christian, Inspirational

Beggar in a Blue Suit

I find it amazing that tv personalities can ask you for $1,000 without blinking an eye. They’re asking for you to help the gospel go around the world. I’ve watched many of the Christian channels and the ratio allotted by time seems 90% begging, 10% bible discussion. And sadly it seems that only about 2% of that bible study is accurate and worthwhile. Let them get to the heart of the matter, believe and be baptized!

One of my previous pastors would misuse a verse saying we are to give every Sunday. 1 Corinthians 16:2 KJV does say Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. But every verse should be read in context. This is a one time instruction for a monetary offering to be delivered to the saints at Jerusalem. Can you imagine modern churches giving all their offerings to another community?

Why has giving become so sanitized? Don’t give to the stinky, dirty, hungry man or woman on the street, but use your credit card to give a man 1,000 dollar “seed” without knowing how much is planted in his/her own pocket.

Jesus said the children are free! Matthew 17:26 We as children of God are free. We dont have to give, but if we do 2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV is an example to be followed.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give ; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

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