A Critical Spirit

Like chickens scratching the ground…

a critical spirit is always looking for something to pick at.

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Religion or Relationship

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There are many religions in this world,

but there is only one relationship.

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What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it – we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are…(1John 3:1)

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There are many possibilities in this world,

but there is only one certainty.

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“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. (John 3:16)

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Your choice:

Religion or Relationship

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What’s Your Opinion

If asked our opinion, we usually have one. If asked about our faith (what we believe in), we usually can say. If asked why we believe something to be true, we usually have an answer. We answer either with an opinion or with a faith statement.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Opinion: is a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge.
Faith: firm belief in something for which there is no proof; something that is believed especially with strong conviction.

The definitions of both words are similar. Another word for opinion or faith could be the word “belief.” The word shows up in both definitions.

“A firm belief in something for which there is no proof.”
“Something that is believed with strong conviction.”
“A belief stronger than impression and less strong than knowledge.”

This writer believes that the word “faith” has a stronger impact when spoken than the word “opinion.” I have never read in the Bible where it says that we are justified by opinion or that without opinion it is impossible to please God. I have read, “we are justified by faith” and that “without faith, it is impossible to please God.”

Can I prove it? The answer is no. The Bible defines faith as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” I never write to convince, but to cause one to think. After all, it’s only my opinion.

Time for another cup of joe. Have a good weekend.

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Moment of Truth

 

God in foxholes?

Is He there?

A moment of truth,

If you dare.

 

Death draws near,

What do you say?

On whom do you call?

To make a way.

 

The time has come

To play or fold.

Which winning cards

In your hands, hold?

 

The air is thick

With battle’s smoke.

It’s life or death;

This is no joke.

 

So lay it all

Upon the line.

Call His name,

This God Divine.

 

Take His hand

And walk with Him.

He’ll see you through

Until the end.

 

Copyright © 2011 LeRoy Dean All Rights Reserved

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