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You most likely came to this site thru a Google search. You were probably searching for the answers to a question you had about the Word of God. I would like for you to not just skim thru this site to get a quick answer for your question. What I would like for you to do is stay a while and check out all this site has to offer. For example, enjoy the consolidated collection of ‘Biblical Art’ that you will not find anywhere else on the web. Listen to fine collection of ‘Songs With Anointing’. Check out the vast array of Posts in the ‘Index of Posts’ which tackles some tough subjects. Utilize the study tools you will find in the ‘Toolbox’. Then move over and search the compilation of ‘Church Questions’ which answers truthfully what the Bible says, and not what a particular Church wants their congregants to believe.

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Rest assured that no website out there has all the absolute correct answers to all of the tough Biblical questions. Websites affiliated with a Pentecostal Chuch will present their answers thru a Pentecostal perspective. The same goes for those associated with a Baptist Church with a Baptist perspective or a Catholic Church with a Catholic perspective. But what I can promise you that every effort was made on this website to give you an unbiased and unslanted answer to what does the Word of God really say! Be blessed my friend and please email a comment to: DoublyAnointed@gmail.com

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Operating in Light and Love

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“The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.” (Revelation 21:23 NKJV)

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (I John 4:8 NKJV)

Each day as I get older, I take a look at all of the chores that I have to do in life and I figure out how to do them more efficiently with less energy, less resources, and less time.

I have allowed this practice to spill over into my Christian walk as I also get older and older. I dissect how I operated as a young Christian and I learn from my mistakes and misconceptions.

When I first became a Christian, it was just after the turbulent 1960s. There were a lot of books written about the end times that were engrossed with the dark things that were happening in the world. This set me in motion to take a look at every disaster that took place in the world as a harbinger of the tribulation period that was prophesied. I was fixated on the darkness rather than the light. Jesus does not want us to dwell on the darkness, but only be aware of it. Instead, He wants us to be the light of the world:

 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” (Matthew 5:14‭-‬16 NLT)

Another thing that drained my early Christian walk was ‘working for the Lord’. I was so caught up in the things that I was ‘doing for the Lord’ that I failed to see the needs that were all around me in a dying world. Jesus never designed us to strive to please Him by our exploits. He designed us to allow Him to live through us to touch the world:

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20 NKJV)

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (John 10:10 NLT)

“Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” (John 7:38 NLT)

As you can see, we were not designed to go through life in drudgery ‘working for Jesus’. Paul and Silas proved to us that we can sing even in the midst of awful conditions as they did locked up in a cold, damp, dark prison after being beaten severely (Acts 16:22-25).

Jesus wants to be so alive in us that the things of the world will not deflate us. He wants us to operate in light and love. He gave us the signs of the end times. He told us that we would know when the time is near. He compared it to birth pains (Mat 24:8) which get more and more intense, and closer and closer together as time passes. He commands us not to be distressed, but to look up and rejoice, not because of all the calamities, but because He is soon to return and set everything right:

“Men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:26‭, ‬28 NKJV)

I do not know where you are in your walk in life, but Jesus’ advice is very simple. Stop striving and allow His light and love to flow through you. As soon as you do, people around you will notice the difference. They will no longer see a religious person. They will see someone who has been touched by the Master’s hand, spreading life to a dying world.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 NKJV)

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Put On A Shelf

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Oh Christian, do you ever feel like you’ve been put on a shelf and forgotten about? Have you been sidetracked from the visions that God gave you years ago? Are you frustrated with what seems like a limited existence? As a result of your frustration have you fallen into sin? I am here to tell you, “Don’t give up on yourself because God hasn’t given up on you.”

“For the Lord loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. The godly will possess the land and will live there forever.” (Psalms 37:28‭-‬29 NLT)

“The Lord preserves all who love Him.” (Psalms 145:20 NKJV)

Think about Moses. He went from being in Pharaoh’s household to being on the back side of a mountain tending sheep for 40 years. This must have seemed like a useless existence to him, especially after being educated by Egypt’s highest learning centers.

Just like God was committed to Moses and raised him up, God is committed to you with that same power! He was preserving and preparing Moses for his tasks ahead just like He is preparing you for your role in the days ahead where He will move you to higher and holier ground as your heart yearns.

“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.” (Ezekiel 36:25‭-‬27 NKJV)

You say that you have gone too far and you will never be used by the Lord again. You must have forgotten about Peter. This disciple of the Lord committed the worst sin of all. He denied knowing Christ three times. He even cursed his Lord. But the story does not end there. Turn your Bible to John chapter 21 and read how he repented and was restored. Then turn a few more pages to Acts chapter 2 and you will see where he proclaimed the gospel boldly at Pentecost where 3,000 people were saved as a result of his preaching. This disciple who had shriveled in cowardice was now a fearless evangelist, full of fire.

So my friend, as you face your own struggle, remember that the Lord will never give up on you. All that the Lord asks is that you have a repentant heart and trust in His promises. He will then restore the vision that He gave to you and He will allow you to fulfill it. You are His possession and He will lead you into green pastures and still waters as He promises in the 23rd Psalm!

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Christian Disunity

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“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.” (John 17:20‭-‬23)

The disunity I am addressing in this article is not one of denominational preferences. True Christian denominations can find unity in the Apostle’s and Nicene creeds despite doctrinal variations.

The disunity I am addressing is one driven by political issues. Many Christians have allowed the hot topics of the day to turn their eyes off of the Word of God. The zealots of Jesus day were looking for Jesus to overthrow the Roman rule rather than die for the sins of mankind. It is the same way today where many are looking for political and social answers, rather than dealing with the heart of the matter which is dealing with sin.

I have to admit that I don’t have the answer and I really don’t think that anybody on this earth has the answer on how we can solve our problem of disunity in society in these end times. The Antichrist will soon come on the scene and will make people believe that he has the answer, but will fail miserably. Only when Jesus Christ sets up his kingdom on this Earth will unity truly be restored.

I do know for certain that the answer to unity for the Church is in the Word of God. There are certain things that can be gleaned from the Word, but are ignored. I see those who claim to be Christians, but choose to ignore what is written. Instead they go down the road seeking political and social reforms.

I learned a lot by working with missionaries in third world countries. These missionaries spent much time in prayer for discernment on how to distribute the limited resources they had, including how and where to spend their time. When our missionary team first came on the scene in one country, we saw many that were begging and seemed to be very needy. Our hearts went out to them and we wanted to give to them, but the missionary intervened and try to explain to us that all resources needed to go through him. We at first thought that this was cruel and we did not understand that there were infiltrators that only wanted to take advantage of us. Only after working alongside the missionary did we understand that we needed to be discerning on where and how the Holy Spirit wanted us to operate. We needed to be responsible for the resources we were put in charge of so that the kingdom of God would benefit most from it.

In America many sideline Christians tend towards a socialistic view and are all for programs that involve squandering. We need to distinguish between the truly needy and those that are there just to milk the system. Problem is those with a socialistic view point the finger at us (that want to be discerning) and call us narrow-minded, cruel, and uncaring. We are looked at as being a problem, not a solution.

We are given a few facts in the Bible that are there to guide us:

1. “You will always have the poor among you.” (John 12: 8a)
Jesus wasn’t saying we shouldn’t fight poverty or help those in need. He was only giving a description of the way the world actually is, not the way it should be. It is our responsibility, because of the great needs, to see where and how God wants us to best help out the poor.

2. “Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: ‘Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.’ Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people’s business. We command such people and urge them in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and work to earn their own living.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10‭-‬12)
As an old saying goes, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Give a man a fishing pole and teach him how to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.”
There is an organization that my wife and I contribute to called World poverty Solutions. Their concept is to change villages and communities by teaching them how to farm successfully in rural areas or how to make a living in urban areas.

3. “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” (Acts 17:6b)
The disciples turned the world upside down and changed it by converting one soul at a time by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They did not try to do it by any kind of a social changes or social reform, or political reform. They did it simply by preaching Jesus. For every soul that makes a true commitment for Jesus Christ, they make the world a better place. When I take a look around me, I see it even in our churches. People have made Uncle Sam their god rather than working hard and making Jesus Christ their LORD. Those with socialistic views believe that society has moved forward by leaps and bounds because of all the implemented social programs. But in reality they have made people turn their backs on God and rely on the government to meet their needs. Heed what Jesus says in Matthew 16:26, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”

We have allowed political correctness to dictate what is proper. Society has now labeled Christians narrow-minded, judgmental, cruel and unloving.
But listen to what Paul said to Titus:
“Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, ‘The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.’ This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith. They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.” (Titus 1:12‭-‬14)

As I said at the beginning of this article that I don’t have the answers for our society, but what I do have is the ability to strive my best to unify those Christians around me. What I also have is the answer to is how to live my life according to the Word, even if no one around me does:

“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all! Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” (Romans 12:9‭-‬18)

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Choosy Finicky Fussy Picky Persnickety

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CHOOSY, FINICKY, FUSSY, PICKY, PERSNICKETY —> take your pick and choose whichever word you like best!

We live in a world where there are more choices to choose from than ever before. We did not have this problem a hundred years ago, because the choices simply did not exist. But today we are so spoiled with choices because of advances in our society and the products that we are offered. Just go down any aisle in any store and you will know what I mean. Toothpaste alone offers so many different brands with so many different sizes, types of caps, flavors, and compositions that it makes your head spin. And if you are unlucky enough to shop for someone else, may heaven help you if you bring the wrong one home. Same with toothbrushes — color, brand, size, shape, texture, etc. Oh, you don’t use a toothbrush! What kind of waterpick do you use? Floss, oh no, the choices seem endless.

Both of my parents had shared with me when they were growing up during the Great Depression that one of the Christmas presents they received was an orange wrapped up in aluminum foil under the Christmas tree. Could you imagine doing that with one of your kids or grandkids nowadays?

Think about the times you stood in line at a busy ice cream or coffee shop and had to wait for the people in front of you to choose what they really wanted. My wife and I went out to eat many times with a very fun couple we are friends with. We always had a great time with them but we dreaded the ordeal the husband went through choosing from the menu. Often the waiter or waitress was called back many times for changes to be made before he chose exactly what he thought he wanted to eat and drink.

Recently I went out shopping for someone and brought home bottled water that was on the shopping list. Here I find out that the person wanted spring water, not purified water. So I went back out and brought home spring water. This still did not satisfy them because the brand that I was unfortunate enough to grab and brought home had previously left an unpleasant taste in their mouth, which they did not warn me of. The shame is that being blessed with so many choices, has also made us selfish and has divided us like never before. Let’s not forget that many people in the world don’t even have access to clean drinking water.

All of these choices I am speaking about pale to the most important choice in your life. Atheism, Agnosticism, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, etc —> which will it be? The reason why it is the most important decision in your life is because it will determine your destiny for eternity. Once you die, you no longer have any choices or say.

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27 NKJV)

No matter what religion you are, we will all stand before the LORD God of Israel, Who is the Father of all, and He will ask, “What did you do with my Son Jesus Christ?”

“Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him…..there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10‭, ‬12 NKJV)

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6 NKJV)

We must understand that the God Who created each one of us is extremely choosy. He made only one way into eternal life and that is only through the forgiveness of sins by the blood of His Son Jesus Christ.

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.” (Matthew 7:13 NLT)

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14 NLT)

“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him. But anyone who does not believe in Him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.” (John 3:18 NLT)

So my friends, you may want to rethink being so picky about the things that don’t really matter in life and learn to be content with what you get.

“Whenever you enter someone’s home, first say, ‘May God’s peace be on this house.’  If those who live there are peaceful, the blessing will stand; if they are not, the blessing will return to you.  Don’t move around from home to home. Stay in one place, eating and drinking what they provide. Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve their pay. If you enter a town and it welcomes you, eat whatever is set before you.” (Luke 10:5‭-‬8 NLT)

Our society puts pressure on us to make sure we have enough life insurance to take care of our loved ones when we pass away, but they fail to put pressure on us to make the right choice of where we will spend eternity. Don’t be deceived and put off that most important decision in your life. Make the choice for Jesus before it is too late!

Then he told them a story: “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops.  He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’  Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods.  And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’” “Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.” (Luke 12:16‭-‬21 NLT)

“And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide. I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:11‭-‬12‭, ‬15 NLT)

Only by making a conscious decision accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior and LORD will get your name written down in the Book of Life!

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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

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When God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: “Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.”  This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire. (Hebrews 12:26‭-‬29 NLT)

Here is a tested prophecy received 5/16/06 from a missionary to Kenya that you can hold on to:

Dire Days Ahead
All you have depended upon as stable will be shaken, all not based on Jesus Christ will crumble.
Money will become worthless. Great calamity coming upon America. Institutions thought strong & stable will fall.
Chaos in government. Supply dwindling as dollar goes into free fall. 401k’s disappear. Food supply disappears. God will have to supply or you will not have. 9/11 was the 1st major shot. This will be major & God will be your only refuge. It will no longer be as it has been.
World will be thrown into turmoil. Nations will fall from within We shall bury our dead in unmarked places, digging the grave with our own shovels.
Set your house in order.
A days wage will equal a day’s food; the 4 horsemen will ride. Those who live through the calamity will envy those who died in it.
Your selfish desire for prosperity underlies the calamity, but the murder of the innocent will bring the murder of the guilty.
Set your house in order.

Truly, days of adversity are ahead. As I write this article the top news networks all deal with the same 4 major topics. First, is the North Korea crisis. Second, is Hurricane Harvey that just passed. Third, is the approaching hurricane Irma which is the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. Fourth, is the disunity in America and the violent protests that are sweeping across this country. Not to mention the powerful earthquakes hitting Mexico, more deadly hurricanes forming over the oceans, and more horrific terrorist attacks. Christians and non-christians alike both know that something is coming down.

10/10/17 Update: Since I wrote this a month ago, there have been many more things to add to the list. First, hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico. Second, the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Third, the wildfires that are devastating the wine country of California. Fourth, the evil stirrings of Iran/Persia (Dan 10:12-14 & Ezek 38:4-5,14-16). What’s next?

If you faint in the day of adversity, Your strength is small. (Proverbs 24:10 NKJV)

Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life. (Ecclesiastes 7:14 NLT)

“When the history is written on this generation, the failure of the men of God who stand at the pulpit will be the failure of preparing their people to suffer.” (Francis Schaeffer)

My question now to you is, “Are you ready for the days of adversity ahead and is your faith built upon the solid foundation of Jesus Christ?”

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24‭-‬25 NKJV)

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Conformity’s Ills

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According to the dictionary, ‘conformity’ means: action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitudes, practices, etc.

Conformity has become a tool of Satan. In today’s society, it is in direct opposition to the ways of God. As Christians, our actions are to be in accordance with the teachings of the Word of God, not the standards set up by the world.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2 NKJV)

Here is a news article I just saw on Fox News:

Princeton Professor Warns New Students Against ‘Groupthink and Conformism’

Published August 30, 2017

Professors to Class of 2021: Stop being snowflakes

A Princeton University professor who signed an open letter encouraging incoming college freshmen to “think for yourself” told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday that “you cannot seek the truth if you’re a conformist.”
“We’re telling our students not to fall into that groupthink,” Professor Robert P. George told host Tucker Carlson. “You should be pursuing the truth. That’s what being in college is all about. It’s learning to pursue the truth and it’s learning to become a life-long truth seeker.”
George, a professor of politics and jurisprudence, was one of 16 faculty members from Princeton, Harvard and Yale who signed the letter warning the Class of 2021 about the danger of “falling into the vice of conformism” on college campuses.
“In today’s climate, it’s all-too-easy to allow your views and outlook to be shaped by dominant opinion on your campus or in the broader academic culture,” the letter says in part. “At many colleges and universities … it leads [students] to suppose that dominant views are so obviously correct that only a bigot or a crank could question them.”
“Epithets like ‘bigotry’ far too often are used to shut down debate,” George said. “It’s the equivalent of saying ‘This conversation is over because the Bible says.’ … Just as we would accuse someone who tried to shut down conversation [that way] of being a fundamentalist, all too often we have secular fundamentalists today; people who because of their beliefs about same-sex marriage or abortion … want to shut down debate and discussion by calling the other guys names.”
“We’re trying to tell our students, ‘Don’t fall for it. Don’t put up with it,'” George added. “Certainly don’t practice it. But don’t allow yourselves to be intimidated and bullied by those who do practice it. They are the real bigots.”

I understand what the Professor is saying. We as Christians must make sure we never get caught in the trap of turning people off by saying, “This conversation is over because the Bible says.” In Acts 17, Paul reasoned with the men of Athens on Mars Hill. He did not come saying, “God says, and that’s all there is to it.” He debated with them, invoking their curiosity.

Paul never conformed to any one group. He became a Greek to the Greeks, a Roman to the Roman, a Jew to the Jews, and the Gentile to the Gentiles.

“I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” (I Corinthians 9:22 NKJV)

Paul did this so he could show them the way to Jesus Christ, Who was the only real ‘truth’ in the world.

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32 KJV)

When we reason with those in the world, we must take on the tactics of Paul. We must make sure that we rightly divide the Word of God and make sure that we don’t use it as a club on people’s heads.

“Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior.” (2 Timothy 2:15‭-‬16 NLT)

Recognize what we are up against, especially with the younger generation. Institutions of higher learning have brainwashed those coming through their campuses. Look what the Wall Street Journal had to say in an article from 6/6/17: “According to CLA+ testing results, most of our Universities have failed their students miserably. They teach ‘what to think’ rather than ‘how to think with deductive reasoning’ to function properly in the real world.”

Because of the godless indoctrination of our Universities, the divisions in this country are getting wider and wider apart. Just read the following article from AP News I read the other day:

Division in America

As you can see by this article, it is very hard to find any common ground at all when trying to debate issues. That is why we must be ever so careful with the words that we choose when we speak to those in the world around us, especially when we try to present them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We need to pray for Holy Spirit discernment on our part and we need to pray for Holy Spirit conviction on their part. We must face the fact that we can talk until we are blue in the face, but only Holy Spirit conviction can break through their clouded minds.

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