I have talked to many friends and family during the current crisis in which Russia has encroached on Ukraine. I want to know how they are doing, as I have been very concerned about their safety and state of mind.
Council of Elders member, Phoenix, Arizona, pastor and East Africa senior pastor John Elliott gives an update on his most recent trip to Africa. He talks about the challenges and successes of building a leadership program in the region. The work in East Africa is being supported by newly trained deacons and elders, among other servants.
I remember looking at the class choices in front of me. Math was not easy and the idea of choosing anything higher than Basic Math twisted my stomach into knots. In my early teens, it was difficult for me to see past the next school year and into the kind of future where the choices I made that day would have any impact on my life at all.
Many times I have been offended and many times I have offended. It is an unpleasant part of life. It is when I decided not to be offended that I turned the corner on emotional maturity. It is a lesson worth learning.
I’ve been pondering the meaning of being blessed after reading an article this week. The author of the article posited that we should not claim we are blessed when speaking of our physical circumstances (jobs, homes, etc.), because it would imply that people who don’t have those things (and in some cases never will) are not blessed.
Council of Elders member and The Good News managing editor Scott Ashley talks about the upcoming issue of The Good News. It focuses on Jesus Christ and His role as our Passover, Savior and King. The issue should be arriving to subscribers now. Find out more about The Good News at www.ucg.org/good-news-magazine.
I believe commenters above have answered you more eloquently than I can, but you ask rhetorical questions without providing scriptures to back up your beliefs. Here are some scriptures to consider:
The point of the article, and above commenters isn't necessarily debating what the Qu'ran says, but how it is interpreted and lived by some. And while I truly believe that MOST Muslims are peaceful and loving, there is an element that is not. The following article shows the contradiction between the verses...
So why do almost all churches state that good people go directly to heaven when they die? "Mary is not gone , she is in a better place, floating on a cloud,looking down on us".
Who wold want to spent eternity floating on a cloud?
@Bature if the immortal soul is not biblical, then what is eternity for you? Is it just 1000years?
@ash_mobius It's not about the finite sacrifice of Jesus' but about the way the Father justifies us from our sins. God's punishment for our sin is death and even hell. However, His way of forgiveness or justification is...
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