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Noi, moldovenii, suntem dezorientați când românii folosesc cuvântul ,,mântuire“ pentru a vorbi despre salvarea cuiva. ,,A mântui“ o trebă sau o vietate înseamnă ,,a o termina“, a o sfârși. Iată o întâmplare în care un păstor american l-a ,,mântuit“ într-adevăr pe un păcătos:
A would-be burglar messed with the wrong church and pastor Tuesday. Baytown police say the man kicked in the door of the Church of New Beginnings early and attempted to rob it.
“We have church break-ins here in the city of Baytown,” said Pat Holmes. “But ours had never been broken into. Unfortunately today was the day.”
Around 6:15, police say a man broke into the Church of New Beginnings on North Alexander. Surveillance video shows the man breaking through the door. Little did he know that Continue reading
Baron Von Kowenhoven — July 27, 2015
Christian pride is to be mocked as backward or racist. Every day.
Denzel Washington had something to say about that and yes sir, I like it:
They are fuming that two-time Oscar winner has publicly admitted to being a devotee to the Christian religion. OMG – what to do? He’s black, we can’t criticize him, call him names, or a bigot. What a puzzle..
“I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word,” Denzel said very proudly.
But where did he acquire this thirst for biblical knowledge? He got it from his father, a preacher who instilled in him the importance of being a “spiritual man and a gentleman.” Everything changed when he hit his 20s and experienced “a personal encounter with God in the same church he still attends to this day,” said Washington.
He had, for a lack of a better way of describing it, been overcome with the Holy Spirit, he said. And it left an indelible impression upon him.
Denzel’s Christian faith now runs so deep that he sometimes considers following in his father’s steps and becoming a preacher.
Whether or not the Christian actor will ever actually become a preacher remains to be seen. However, his lack of an official title certainly isn’t stopping him from preaching the good word:
“Put your slippers way under your bed so when you get up in the morning, you have to get on your knees to find them. And while you’re down there, start your day with prayer. Ask for wisdom. Ask for understanding. Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.”
I say go for it buddy..
We need you.
Grupa de tineri care au mers anul acesta la Campul RBYA a avut parte de o experiență de excepție. Iată și una din cele mai frumoase fotografii de grup:
,,Întotdeauna vin târziu la servici, dar recunperez … plec mereu mai devreme.“
O veste bună din România! Există Speranța!
Originally posted on agnus dei - english + romanian blog:
Jean Pădureanu în vârstă de 79 de ani, unul din ”greii fotbalului românesc” / fost patron al Clubului Gloria Bistrița (închis pentru fapte de corupție la începutul anului, dar eliberat condiționat din închisoare) s-a întors la Dumnezeu pe stadionul care îi poartă numele din orașul Bistrița cu ocazia evanghelizării din data de 15 iulie a Misiunii Speranța, la mesajul pastorului Luigi Mițoi. (Paul Ion)
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Dar departe de mine să mă laud cu altceva decât cu crucea Domnului nostru Isus Hristos, prin care lumea este răstignită faţă de mine şi eu faţă de lume. Pentru că, în Hristos Isus, nici circumcizia nu este ceva, nici necircumcizia, ci o nouă creaţie. Galateni 6.14,15
Epistola către Galateni este una corectivă. Ea nu a fost scrisă pentru a‑i instrui pe cei credincioşi cu privire la marile adevăruri ale evangheliei, precum Epistola către Romani, ci pentru a corecta un rău important care se strecurase în adunările din Galatia. Ea are acelaşi caracter cu Epistolele către Corinteni, însă cu următoarea diferenţă: Epistola către Galateni a fost scrisă pentru a corecta legalismul, în timp ce Epistolele către Corinteni au fost scrise pentru a Continue reading
Turning the Tables
Posted by Os Guinness on July 1, 2015
Taken from Fool’s Talk by Os Guinness. Copyright (c) 2015 by Os Guinness. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA. www.ivpress.com.
I had read biblical commentaries and books on systematic theology. But that hadn’t deepened the quality of my faith. I was like someone who had read books about France but had never visited. Or someone who had read about falling in love but had never experienced it.
“O hang the common world!” The large, somewhat sullen undergraduate couldn’t take it any longer. He slammed his fist on the table and rudely interrupted the professor’s speech.
“Let’s give it a bad name first and then hang it,” the professor went on, not realizing the mood had suddenly changed. “A puppy with hydrophobia would probably struggle for life while we killed it; but if we were kind we should kill it. So an omniscient god would put us out of our pain. He would strike us dead.”
“Why doesn’t he strike us dead?” the student asked.
“He is dead himself,” the philosopher said.1
So unfolds G. K. Chesterton’s dramatic story of Innocent Smith and the professor of philosophy at Cambridge University in Manalive—a brilliant example of one style of apologetics that we need more of today. It is a sad if understandable fact that the extraordinary popularity of C. S. Lewis in the English‑speaking world of apologetics has led to the eclipse of other great Christian advocates who deserve equal attention. And surely among the foremost would be Blaise Pascal, Søren Kierkegaard and G. K. Chesterton. Lewis himself would have been the first to admit where he relied on them, but we also need to appreciate where they each have strengths that complement Lewis’s own great arguments.
Dr. Emerson Eames in Chesterton’s story is the distinguished professor of philosophy and warden of (the fictional) Brakespeare College, Cambridge, and the world’s leading authority on pessimistic philosophers such as Schopenhauer. He had finished a busy day of undergraduate affairs and was relaxing in his rooms, and as always was open to his friends and favorite students, one of whom was Innocent Smith.
Holding his glass of port, the warden went on talking about the philosophies of pessimism until suddenly he started. Dr. Eames was looking down the cold, small, black barrel of a cocked revolver.
“I’ll help you out of your hole, old man,” Smith said with a rough tenderness. “I’ll put the puppy out of his pain, as you suggested.”
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După serviciul de binecuvântare al frățiorului său, micul Johnny s-a așezat pe banca din spate a mașinii și a plâns tot drumul până acasă. Tăticul său l-a întrebat de trei ori de ce plânge, dar Johny n-a răspuns. Ajunși acasă, tatăl l-a luat pe genunchi și l-a mai întrebat odată. În sfârșit, printre sughițuri, Johnny i-a spus: ,,Predicatorul a spus că el vrea că noi să creștem într-o casă creștină, dar eu vreau să stau cu voi, tăticule.“
“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.” Proverbs 4:23(TEV)
God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing your circumstances.
We want God to take away all of the problems, pain, sorrow, suffering, sickness, and sadness. But God wants to work on you first, because transformation won’t happen in your life until you renew your mind, until your thoughts begin to change.
Why is it so important that you learn how to manage your mind? Let me give you three reasons.
Manage your mind, because your thoughts control your life.
Proverbs 4:23 says, “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts”(TEV). The power of your thoughts has tremendous ability to shape your life for good or for bad. For example, maybe you accept the thought someone told you when you were growing up, “You’re worthless. You don’t matter.” If you accepted that thought, even though it was wrong, it shaped your life.
Manage your mind, because the mind is the battleground for sin.
All temptation happens in the mind. Paul says in Romans 7:22-23, “I love to do God’s will so far as my new nature is concerned; but there is something else deep within me, in my lower nature, that is at war with my mind and wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. In my mind I want to be God’s willing servant, but instead I find myself still enslaved to sin” (TLB).
One of the reasons why you get mentally fatigued is because there’s a battle in your brain 24 hours a day. It’s debilitating because it’s intense, and it’s intense because your mind is your greatest asset. Satan wants your greatest asset!
Manage your mind, because it’s the key to peace and happiness.
An unmanaged mind leads to tension. A managed mind leads to tranquility. An unmanaged mind leads to conflict. A managed mind leads to confidence. An unmanaged mind leads to stress. When you don’t try to control your mind and the way you direct your thoughts, you will have an enormous amount of stress in your life. But a managed mind leads to strength and security and serenity.
“Letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace” (Romans 8:6 NLT, second edition).
– What do you fill your mind with that pleases God? What do you fill your mind with that disappoints God?
– How do you practice managing your mind?
– What role does Scripture play in managing your mind?
By Rick Warren
Marius, în forță, așa cum ne-a obișnuit! Mulțumim frumos.
Originally posted on Marius Cruceru:
Da! Grețos! Să plătești 50.000 de dolari, să ademenești animalul în mod ILEGAL în afara țarcului protector, să îl săgetezi, apoi să îl urmărești, animalul fiind în agonie, să îl împuști cu reflectorul deasupra capului….
sursa mashable.com http://mashable.com/2015/07/27/cecil-the-lion/
Ce bărbăție este asta? Ce vînătoare este fără niciun risc de a fi mîncat la rîndul tău de animalul înfuriat? Cît de laș, cît de greu trebuie să te fi înțeles cu tine în tot acest timp?
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