The Unborn Children (Abortion)The Unborn ChildrenThe Unborn Children (Abortion) by ~Rukh-Whitefang
I want to properly address what is one of the most morally outrageous, sinfully viscous practices that we participate in. And that is abortion.
In the U.S since abortion was legalized in 1973 over 45 million have occurred. That averages out right now to about 1.4 million abortions a year, 3000 abortions happening everyday. An abortion occurring ever 20 to 25 seconds. When you look at this you realize that abortion has affected everyone all over the country. The most conservative average is that at least 1/3rd of women in the U.S will have an abortion at least some point in their life. Thats astounding, eye opening to realize this. That means, that most likely there will be women reading this journal who have had an abortion. I can say that with the utmost confidence that, that will be the case. So that may mean that some reading this have had abortions that nobody else knows about. And quite frankly I am not going to even try to presume what is going on in their hea
Real Faith Part Two: Biblical ConversionIf you haven't read part one: Spiritual Deception (the last journal) please do so now as this journal is a continuation of the last.Real Faith Part Two: Biblical Conversion by ~Rukh-Whitefang
Looking back at John chapter 2 and three we see a kind of progression. Jesus begins by telling Nicodemus that despite all of his
work, despite all of his effort, and despite all of his motives, Nicodemus was dead in his sin. This is the fundamental starting point of the gospel: a right understanding of man's condition before a holy God. If we don't get this right, if this is not clear, then we will deceive people. A friend of mine uses a saying that says, if we don't preach sin, the law and repentance, not only are we not preaching the Good News we are preaching useless news. Please take what is being said here to heart.
Francis Schaeffer, a major Christian theologian in his day was once asked the question, "What would you do if you met a modern
man on a train and had just one hour to talk to him about the gospel?" Schaeffer replied:
Real Faith Part One: Spiritual DeceptionPart one a two part (or more) series on real faith.Real Faith Part One: Spiritual Deception by ~Rukh-Whitefang
I invite people to seriously think about spiritual deception. With that being said I want to dive right into God's Word. Specifically in John chapter 2. I will be starting in verse 23.
While He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many trusted in His name when they saw the signs He was doing. Jesus, however, would not entrust Himself to them, since He knew them all and because He did not need anyone to testify about man; for He Himself knew what was in man.
There was a man from the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Him at night and said, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher, for no one could perform these signs You do
unless God were with him." Jesus replied, "I assure you: Unless someone is born again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God." "But how can anyone be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked Him. "Can he enter his mother's womb a second time and be born?" Jesus answered, "
Every Man's Battle-The struggle of sexual purity.Before I start, yes, I know what website I am on.Every Man's Battle-The struggle of sexual purity. by ~Rukh-Whitefang
That being said, lets look at some sobering statistics about sexual sin.
90% of Christian men admit being disconnected with God because of lust, porn, fantasy.
68% of male pastors seeks porn
81% of sex addicts (yes, its an addiction) are sexual abuse victims
88% of teens can't talk about sex to their parents.
93% of 15-19 year olds have a least one sexual partner in the last 12 months
93% of teens want/ are not getting the abstinence message.
These stats are sobering. Most Christian men are indistinguishable from the rest of the world when it comes to sexual purity. Why? Because Christian men look at the same things the rest of the world does. And somehow we think we are mature enough that we won't sin watching a racy movie...
This is a silent plague that is robbing the church. This is exactly what Satan wants. Satan's goal for the Christian man is to make him completely ineffective for the Kingdom of God. And lets be honest here. H