Christianity

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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One Can Only Imagine

 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Matthew 24:35 NIV

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Often forgotten is the eternal fact that God always was and always will be. By His word, He creates and by His word, He destroys. He speaks of a “new heaven and a new earth”…He speaks of “eternity”, without end.

One can only imagine.

~ John 3:16 ~

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Blindness

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These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.

 (Matthew 15:8 NIV)

 The greatest blindness is that of the heart.

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