PLEASE, COME INTO THIS 'ROOM' OF MY HOME - "WHY I THINK AND LIVE, AS I DO" - 'THE BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW AND ACTION, TOGETHER WITH LESSONS FROM SECULAR HISTORY AS WELL AS BIBLICAL HISTORY. AFTER ALL, '..THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.' [ECCLESIASTES 1:9] IT THEREFORE BEHOOVES US TO - KNOW HISTORY SO THAT WE DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES. THIS IS WISDOM. THEN, YOU, I CAN BE AS - JOSHUA! '...Choose ye this day whom ye will serve...; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.' [Joshua 14-15, excerpts. RSV]www.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Let's be truthful. Let's face some reality. We live on this earth, the one and only 'planet' in our 'galaxy' that is perfectly designed in all aspects - for 'human' or any other 'form' of 'life'. Why? Study Genesis Chapter 1. It is - no secret. ['ROOM-HAVE FUN WITH BIBLE STUDY'.
Those of us who have been blessed and given the 'faith' by the grace of God to 'accept' the Holy Bible to be exactly what it is - THE WORD OF THE LORD GOD, know that He has provided us with instructions to live by while on this current earth for our appointed time. Further, we know that these instructions come with His Holy Spirit to enable us to live in a most 'godly' and 'righteous' and 'successful' way. [Galatians 5; Hebrews 11-12]
We know that the Holy Bible gives us invaluable 'instructions' and 'guidance' so that if we will, we may follow them and have a 'truly' 'abundant life' while we live on this earth in this period of time allotted to us. We are, however free, because of His Grace, to disobey this guidance, and, suffer the consequences.[Judges, the Book]
Therefore, for those of us who have been mercifully granted to enter into His Kingdom because we 'believe in Jesus Christ', our way of thinking has become in accordance with the 'principles' we learn in His Word.
From His Word, [The Holy Bible], we learn how people in the past failed to understand this, or, refused to understand this, and that their lives were 'fruitless', from the One and Only Judge's point of view. History reveals that their world was nothing but chaotic, full of wars, and all kinds of injustice and the like. All this happened because of their failure to live as the LORD had given direction to live. Secular as well as Biblical History reveals that they certainly did not live an 'abundant life'.
Instead, they all came up with one system or another, one standard or another, generally, 'everybody did what was right in their own eyes'. [Genesis 6-9; Judges 17:6, 18:1, 19:1, 21:25] [MODERNLY, IT IS KNOWN AS 'SITUATION ETHICS'.
HOW IS THAT WORKING OUT FOR ANYONE????]
As we learn from 'His Word', studying the Holy Bible in all the other 'rooms', you will clearly see that such 'life-styles' did not lead to other than self-centeredness and chaos, until they destroyed each other, or, the Living God intervened - allowing one nation to fall and another nation to rise, for its appointed season.
All of this was allowed to happen so that the LORD GOD could let man find out for himself that without the Sovereign Rule of the Living God over man, man CANNOT - man is INCAPABLE OF RULING HIMSELF. It is not going to happen.
This is true notwithstanding any form of 'governance' - whether MONARCHY, REPUBLIC, DEMOCRACY, OLIGARCHY, etc. The problem lies within - the heart of man, if it is not changed by the Living God. Period. [Jeremiah 17:9]
FURTHER, this is true notwithstanding any form of 'distributions of wealth' - capitalism, socialism, communism, etc. [Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13]
FURTHER, this is true notwithstanding any form of 'religion' - or 'theology' that DOES NOT BRING A PERSON INTO AN 'intimate' and 'personal', 'saving' 'relationship' with the Living God, HIS WAY. This includes the 'RELIGIONS' of CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM, BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, etc. ['Religions are 'man's' various 'works to save himself', under any 'label'.]
FINALLY, this chaotic age is going to continue UNTIL - the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to set up on a re-built earth, the Wonderful Kingdom of God, with Him as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. THE BIBLE MAKES THAT VERY CLEAR.[Revelation 21-22]
IN THE MEANTIME - we are 'preparing' to live in God's Kingdom as we 'train in godliness' after we have come to faith in Jesus while still on this current earth. Therefore, our hearts and our minds; our thoughts and our actions are guided by 'principles' in the Word. We are 'growing' even now to be 'more like Jesus Christ'. Our 'worldview' is not based on such 'traditions' or 'philosophies' as man, such as 'evolution', 'humanism', 'radicalism', 'liberalism', 'secularism', 'rationalism', 'atheism', 'agnosticism', 'situation ethics', 'feminism', 'racism', nor any of the 'political' 'isms'. [Renewing the mind, Ephesian 4:23; Philippians 2:5, 4:7; Colossians 3:2]
INSTEAD - WE WALK BY FAITH IN GOD'S WORD. The articles will therefore provide you with information to help you 'walk by faith', if you are 'in Jesus'. If you are not 'in Jesus', let me encourage you to return or go to the 'Welcome Room', to take care of the most important - FIRST STEP. And then, you will truly 'benefit' by the 'articles' posted in this or the other 'rooms'. Then, you can 'choose' between 'war' or 'peace', first 'within yourself', by being at 'peace' with God; then with others, and of course, with yourself. FIRST THINGS, FIRST.
May you learn and apply these lessons to your life so that you may have the most 'blessed' and 'abundant life' in the time appointed for you to live in 'this age' on 'this earth' and have 'hope' for 'eternity future'. Amen. [John 10:10; Luke 12:15]
Therefore, in this 'room', come in to learn 'how' one can live the 'abundant life', living in obedience to 'The Creator' and by 'His Instruction Manuel', THE HOLY BIBLE.
Welcome to 'my house', 'my life' 'in Jesus Christ'.
Let's have 'tea'. Come in, come in! Get comfortable.
So, you want to know what it is like to be a 'follower' of Jesus Christ? Well, I am so thrilled to tell you.
It is the best life you can ever live. You become a child of the Living God, the Greatest Father in or out of this world, unto eternity.
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So, welcome to all the 'rooms' where 'themes' will guide you to understand a 'life in the Faith of Jesus Christ'. Come as often as you like - 24/7 days per year. Thank you, and let me hear from you with any suggestions or questions. Satira M. Quarles