What kind of music does God hate?

Does God hate a certain genre of music like: Alternative Music, Blues, Classical Music, Country Music, Dance Music, Easy Listening, Electronic Music, European Music (Folk / Pop), Hip Hop / Rap, Indie Pop, Inspirational (incl. Gospel), Asian Pop (J-Pop, K-pop), Jazz, Latin Music, New Age, Opera, Pop (Popular music), R&B / Soul, Reggae, Rock, Singer / Songwriter (inc; Folk), or World Music / Beats? Does God hate a certain instrument like: percussion instruments (drums, xylophones), wind instruments (horns, bag pipes, flutes), stringed instruments (violins, guitars, dilruba), electronic instruments (synthesizers, drum machines), or keyboard instruments (pianos, etc.)? Does God hate certain melodies? Does Continue reading

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What defiles a person?

This is one of the most important questions for a Christian or anyone to understand. About 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ addressed the crowds on this very topic because even then it was a problem between the Pharisees and other Jews. Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “Listen,” he said, “and try to understand. It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.” Then Continue reading

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5 instructions to local churches

After opening his letter to the Christians at Colosse with a defense against heretical teachings… This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. (Colossians 1:21-22) And now, Continue reading

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5 ways to be an example to all believers

There’s a beautiful song written by Carrie E. Breck over 100 years ago which perfectly embodies this concept… I want my life to tell for Jesus! I want my life to tell for Jesus, That everywhere I go, Men may His goodness know, I want my life to tell for Jesus! (Timeless Truths online library) The Apostle John tells us the Holy Spirit was sent to “convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment Continue reading

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I am glad to boast about my weaknesses

Sometimes in story-telling and in learning, it’s best to start at the end and then work backwards to see how we got to where we are. Let’s start with the Apostle Paul’s boasting… Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. Continue reading

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What is the golden rule?

Jesus summed it up in one thought—probably the most important rule in the world: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” You want the approval of those with whom you come in contact. You want recognition of your true worth. You want a feeling that you are important in your little world. You don’t want to listen to cheap, insincere flattery, but you do crave sincere appreciation. You want your friends and associates to be, as Continue reading

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What about “closed” or “separatist” fundamentalism?

Throughout history, there have been many different groups of Christians, coming from different backgrounds, operating in different environments, and struggling with different problems. About 100 years ago, many groups were involved in a struggle against Modernism, which was rejecting: (1) the inerrancy of the Bible; (2) the virgin birth of Jesus Christ; (3) Christ’s atonement for sin; (4) Jesus’ resurrection from the dead; and (5) the millennial return of Christ; and replacing it with so-called science, psychiatry, and self-worship. But many also Continue reading

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What about earthquakes?

We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded. Does this mean that the end times are near, or even starting now? He replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and saying, ‘The time has come!’ But don’t believe them. And when you hear of wars and insurrections, don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place first, but the end won’t Continue reading

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Mankind divides and conquers! God not impressed.

The struggle of mankind’s plans versus God’s plans has affected history for thousands of years and it is affecting us today. The church is God’s creation and workmanship. It is eternal in nature and too big to become the exclusive province of one group of partisans. Why not be big and wise enough to see this? Rehoboam and Jeroboam divided the Kingdom of Israel. The division has lasted about 3,000 years. But, God is not impressed! It hasn’t changed his plans. Continue reading

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The symptoms and diagnosis of the sins of Sodom

The sin of Sodom was so great that God heard the outcry and the LORD came down to intercede… So Abram settled in the land of Canaan, and Lot moved his tents to a place near Sodom and settled among the cities of the plain. But the people of this area were extremely wicked and constantly sinned against the LORD. (Genesis 13:12-13) So the LORD told Abraham, “I have heard a great outcry from Sodom and Gomorrah, because their sin is so Continue reading

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