“”Repentance is the Proof of Saving Faith” – Charles Lawson” 

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So You Think You’re Anxious? By Camilla Smith

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Be prepared. This is not the happy, happy little article that you would usually come across from me. Time to spill my guts. Time to dig deep and put out the raw emotions that I felt today while on my walk. I wanted to fall to my knees. I wanted to burst into tears. I wanted to cry out to Almighty God. I stifled it and walked on. What was causing this anguish? I wish I could pinpoint one thing, but I knew all too well it was a complex mass of a metastasizing tumor that has taken over our world, and I felt helpless, hopeless, devastated, heartbroken, desperate and morose all at the same time.

Let’s start with my job. I think that was the kicker today. You see, just about the time I start to think maybe we are going to be lingering on this earth for a while longer, I go to my computer to work. In my job, I see case after case after case of drug-addicted, drug-seeking, drug-abusing and drug-deluded people who are spiraling into darkness.   Many, if not most of them are in their 20s and 30s. Many of them are anxious and depressed. Many, way too many, are on Disability for their “illnesses” and the large majority of them are so far gone that they will never be back. It is an epidemic. We are losing this generation so quickly it is astonishing. Continue

Why Most People Will Reject “Free” Grace By Dan Ecklund

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The late, Dr. D. James Kennedy said, “The vast majority of people who are members of churches in America today are not Christians. I say that without the slightest contradiction. I base it on empirical evidence of twenty-four years of examining thousands of people.”

How well do you believe this verse?

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified” (Galatians 2:16).

This is something quoted often inside Christianity, but is not always believed. The gospel at the core is not designed to be something easy to follow, but rather to be hard for a mind to accept. It is hard to understand math, and will not be accepted by most people including those who sit in church buildings. To show an example of how challenging this gospel math is, consider the following true tales of sad souls.

Most people know the name of Jeffrey Dahmer who strangled and dismembered seventeen boys and men and cannibalized some of them. The world was shocked at the dark tale of what this man did, a true symbol of how evil a man could be. He was reported to pick up these men from gay bars, torture them, and commit unthinkable acts. Most people were ready to see this man burned alive for his crime, yet there was another that took another approach.  Continue