Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Word of Wisdom for today Romans 3:23

Many are wondering who they should vote for and many say, it is questionable. I am reminded, if we seek the face of God and pray, He will lead and guide us. One statement, the Apostle Paul reminds us in Romans 3:23 that, “for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We know it means failing to do what is required. It may also express itself in an attitude.  In the Scripture it is portrayed as falling short of God’s glory and another may say going astray.
This is true when we go against God’s law.  We may not approve of what someone has said, but we still need to judge all things according to the Word of God. Christians should not sin in their words, deeds or actions. When time comes to make a decision we should ask the question, what would Jesus do? Can I be a part of this group knowing that they have perverted the Scriptures or what?
A friend wanted to know who are you going to vote for? My answer was what I just shared and my friend was happy. I did not tell her who to vote for, but I gave some good advise, what would Jesus do? Annie Dennis Eskridge, areskridge@sbcglobal.net. author of Sin Abides..website:http://www.ruthplace.com.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Word of Wisdom on Mormonism

The Latter Day Saint movement, including Mormonism, originated in the 1820s in western New York. Founded by Joseph Smith, Jr., the faith drew its first converts while Smith was dictating the text of the Book of Mormon. This book described itself as a chronicle of early indigenous peoples of the Americas, portraying them as believing Israelites, who had a belief in Christ many hundred years before his birth. Smith claimed he translated over 500 pages in about 60 days, and that it was an ancient record translated "by the gift and power of God. During production of this work in mid-1829, Smith, his close associate Oliver Cowdery, and other early followers began baptizing new converts into a Christian primitivist church, formally organized in 1830 as the Church of Christ. Smith was seen by his followers as a modern-day prophet.

 Mormonism classifies itself within Christianity, but as a distinct restored dispensation. According to Mormons, a Great Apostasy began in Christianity not long after the ascension of Jesus Christ,marked with the corruption of Christian doctrine by Greek and other philosophies, and followers dividing into different ideological groups.Additionally, Mormons claim the martyrdom of the Apostles led to a loss of Priesthood authority to administer the church and its ordinances.
Mormons believe that God re-established the early Christian church as found in the New Testament through Joseph Smith. In particular, Mormons believe that angels such as Peter, James, John, and John the Baptist appeared to Joseph Smith and others and bestowed various Priesthood authorities on them.] Mormons believe that their church is the "only true and living church" because of the divine authority restored through Smith, and that Smith and his successors are modern prophets who receive revelation from God to guide the church. They maintain that other religions have a portion of the truth and are guided by the Light of Christ. They can have the influence of the Holy Ghost to led them to the truths of the Gospel, but won't have the Gift of the Holy Ghost given to all orthodox LDS members See also: Restoration (Latter Day Saints).

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Word of Comfort

The Word of God tells us to comfort one another when a loved one has made their transition. “We are always confident, knowing that while we are home in the body we are absent from the Lord” (2 Cor 5:6NKJV). Because the Believer has God’s guarantee, he or she can be confident, be of good cheer that their loved one is with the Lord, if he or she was His child. This can be the case for many of us, but you still have a pain.
As I went through this valley, as the tears flowed down, without words to express for the moment. Now, my best girlfriend from school is no longer where I can call her, no longer can I laugh and talk girl talk. You see this is how I expressed my hurt and pain.
            Death is just like a toothache, the pain get lesser each day. Yes, it hurts now, but each day it gets easier to face the next day. Yes, you may cry, because you sense a void, but it is Jesus that gives the strength to go through a period of sadness. But, because, we know where our loved one is, we can rejoice in the Lord.  5/26/2012
            Everyone has the right to go through a grieving period, but its much easier when you have hope, you can rejoice because they are in the presence of the True and Living God. So, even as I write this blog, I think about my friend for over fifty years. May she rest in peace and she does not have to suffer any more. She has received her glorified body. Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin Abides.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Dictionary Of Christians- author unknown

1. Pillars- worship regularly, give time and money, use their talents.
2. Supporters- give time and money if they like the Pastor and the Treasurer.
3. Leaners- use the Church for funerals, baptism and marriages, but no time or money to support the Church.
4. Working Leaners- work but do not give money.
5. Specials- help and give occasionally for something that appeals to them.
6. Annual or Easter Birds- dress up, look serious and go to Church on Easter or some annual occasion.
7. Sponges- take all blessings and benefits, even the Lord's Suppoer, but give no mone to support the Church.
8. Tramps- go from Church to Church but support none.
9. Gossips- talk freely about everyone except Jesus.
10. Scrappers- take offense, criticize, an fight.
11. Orphan- children sent by parents who do not set them an example.
12. Backsliders- go back and walk no more with Jesus.(John 6:66)
13. Hypocrites- are leaners who say they are better than Church goers.

The Final result is, "if ye love me, keep my commandment."-John 14:15. Just wanted to share, so you can determine which group do you belong to? Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin Abides, order online.