The world offers us all the desires and appetites that leave our bellies full and our flesh satisfied. Unfortunately, it is only temporary and we continue to remain hungry and thirsty for more of those things of the world. When we are tempted, it may come in guise of satisfying some desire. We develop an appetite for it. Eventually, it leads us to experience death of our sense of self through Jesus Christ.
Genuine faith stems from genuine humility. Our humility and faith is shaped from those trials we face in our lives. We are richly blessed beyond measure. The challenge is to keep ourselves humble regardless of how blessed we are. I also want to add that humility is the means in which we shore up treasures in heaven and not here on earth (see Matthew 6:19-20). It is not one of many Christian Virtues. It is the root of all Christian virtues. Humility is the root of genuine faith in God.
The greatest desire is for us to attain a high level of masculinity that is influential, impacting, and inspiring. By becoming a man of influence we are cultivating a true attribute of Christ-like integrity. This significant attribute provides a means by which we are able to influence our family, workplace, and community at large.
As we see, the nature of sexual integrity and teaching of the law of chastity - especially among young people - is quite paramount to the foundation of Christian faith. It is not so much a teaching of oppressing someone. It is not a damaging mindset as the writer of ex-mormon blog insinuates. Neither is this based on fairy tales related to realizing a sense of authentic happiness. Sexual integrity and the teachings of the law of chastity has significant foundation in developing a resilient and healthy lifestyle. One that avoids giving into sexual temptation.
Nationalism, or patriotism, is the hallmark of how individual citizens show their support for the Government. This is extended when we see how those in position of authority utilize wisdom and discernment in securing public interest. This includes maintaining the freedom of one's conscience and the expression of one's conscience. What this brings up is the nature of whether Government's role is to implement rights to the individual. Today, we see turmoil over the misuse and abuse of Government influence in who has the right and who does not possess the right.
Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com Trigger Warning: This article may contain content that readers may find disturbing due to the nature of discussion on women, sexual relations, and emotional as well as physical abuse as advocated by a website called Biblical Gender Roles. This article is an attempt to respond to the content and … Continue reading Addressing “Christian Domestic Discipline” And its Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Harm to Wives
Many times, in the course of online discussions, it may become natural to forget the other person is an individual. Specifically when we are engaged in online discussions. By being mindful of the other person - we are being understanding of their own uniqueness, fears, hopes, particular problems they are bringing to us concerning some of the teachings and doctrines. Through our example of mindfulness, we hope to build trust in order to enrich and deepen the conversation to a more personal level of discussion.
I am unapologetically raising my daughters with a strong conviction and bold faith that is based on love and righteousness in Jesus Christ. They ought not to walk in fear of God. Hope they do not come to a place where they believe that God is awaiting to punish them for every wrong behavior or act they commit. Instead, my hope that if they do walk in error that they are courageous enough to seek out their Loving Heavenly Father and walk in forgiveness and repentance.
In the previous essay, Christianity and the presenting problem of poverty in America today, we explored the question as to who is considered poor and impoverish; as well as, what lead to their state of poverty. The summation of this essay provides insight in two things: Poverty is defined by an individual (or family) lacking … Continue reading The Christian Ethical dilemma and obligation in how to alleviate American Poverty
According to report by the US Census Bureau, released in 2012, the official figures of American's experiencing poverty is about 46.2 million; or, about 15% of the US Population. Moore reflects how poverty threshold increases since the government started tracking poverty records, beginning in 1969. Furthermore, Moore reflects how the increase in America's poverty may be attributed to the ripple effects from the Great Recession. Quoting Professor Mark Rank of Washington University in St. Louis, the reason for increase in poverty is not due to individuals working less, or are not working harder, it is because there appears to be a lack in decent paying jobs.
This is from the Independent Journal Review. A Professor That Asked Students to Step on 'Jesus' Gets What He Deserves | Independent Journal Review. According to the news article, a Latter-day Saint Student at Florida Atlantic University declined to participate in an activity where a Professor of Communications asked his students to write the name "Jesus" … Continue reading Professor That Asked Students to Step on ‘Jesus’ Gets What He Deserves | Independent Journal Review
The eldest son of Billy Graham published a letter (dated December 27, 2012) via the Billy Graham Evangelical Association website. This letter calls an awareness and a warning to America regarding the spiritual and moral cliff that we are facing. Dear Friend, As we come into the new year, America is facing many challenges. For … Continue reading BGEA: Fiscal Cliff? What About Our Spiritual Cliff?
A Logical Proof that Mormonism is True What Makes God Just, Merciful, and Powerful The gospel of the Jesus Christ found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not complicated. It is straightforward, concise, and available to everyone. The gospel stems from a Heavenly Father who is just, merciful, and powerful. These … Continue reading A Logical Proof that Mormonism is True
Seth Payne has just published an interesting article via Mormon Theological Ethics – Obedience to Authority | Worlds Without End. In this article, and subsequent forthcoming articles, Payne is focusing on the understanding of Mormon Theological ethics and how it plays in the lives of Latter-day Saints. Ethics, in general, is an interesting area of study. Unlike … Continue reading Mormon Theological Ethics – Obedience to Authority | Worlds Without End
In the NBC Rock Center program of Mormon in America, a statement was made that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints treated blacks as second class citizens. In her segment that focused on a typical Mormon Family, Kate Snow stated this: Remember as late as 1978, Black Mormons were second class citizens. … Continue reading A recently published article about Mormonism and the priesthood ban