Do You Have Hope in an Afterlife?

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If you have no hope in life after death, what purpose would you have to live?  Without hope man would be like animals; their lot would be: to be born, to live and to die.

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Application, Pondering and Takeaways:

If you have no hope in life after death, what purpose would you have to live?  Without hope man would be like animals; their lot would be: to be born, to live and to die.  In the animal kingdom, the strong have dominion over the weak and do as they please.  If life was meant to be lived on earth without the hope of an afterlife, it would indeed be meaningless. Only the strong (they could be benevolent, dictatorial or somewhere in between) would survive and rule over the weak. Suicide would be for many a better option than a meaningless life.

There is something within man that compels him to cry out for peace within his soul and the need to worship the Creator God. The “children” of Satan do not have this need as they worship him and his materialistic world, and the immorality of pleasure.

Man knows of God through what has been created and revealed; however, his mind has been clouded by his human nature’s self-will and his desire for wanton pleasures (read Romans 1-2). Man has an innate need for God, but does not understand how to find God.

Satan, the god of this world who was called Lucifer when he walked in the heavenly realm as a creation of God, desires to be worshipped by man.  His spiritual powers lead man to follow humanistic pagan rituals: worship of the sun, moon, stars and carved images desiring fertility, rain, warmth, and other creature comforts.  Man, without God, will cry out to unknown materialistic gods seeking benevolence, power and victory while the True and Living God beckons their hearts to come to Him.

All men will cry out, promising or cursing, to their God or gods in times of despair.  I would bet even atheists, if they were honest, would admit they have cried out to a god in a moment of “desperation and despair.”  Their cries were not answered because gods of gold, silver and worldliness cannot see, hear or talk.  Man will deny the existence God or gods when he in desperation pleated for God’s help or answer to prayer and no answer was given. Only those who have faith and belief in God will receive an answer to prayer.

There is a creator God.  He will answer your cries if you acknowledge Him as the one TRUE God and make Him your Lord and Savior.  He will hear your prayers and cries and will answer them. The Bible “speaks” of man’s journey to find God; find a Bible and begin to read of this journey. Caution: If God is not calling you and you are not seeking God in repentant faith but only in remorse, your reading and prayers will be of no avail to finding peace with God and eternal life.

It is ironic that while man cannot accept in faith the Creator God, they will accept the thoughts and actions of other men as truths. God said sexual immorality would lead to death; man says sexual immorality and humanistic decadent pleasures are individual rights of man and their practice will not lead to death.  You are free to decide your own faith and many in today’s secular culture are doing “what is right in their own eyes” as did men more than twenty-five hundred years ago. They died in their sins and unbelief and will face the “Great White Throne Judgment” just as today’s man will.

Christians are condemned in today’s society because they believe in the Creator God and His commandments.  A distinction should be made in the word “Christian.”  Many, since the time of Christ, have called themselves Christians.  They have knowledge of who Jesus is (or was in their belief system), but they never possessed Jesus in their heart.  In other words, to be a follower of Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit must indwell the believer, and the believer must surrender his life to God and walk in the newness of life that will be given him.

Without the indwelling Spirit, many who have called or identified themselves as Christians have given Jesus and Christianity a bad name.  Christians are to love, not hate.  Many terrible things have been done in the name of Christianity by those whose character and walk were done in their humanistic understanding and not in the Spiritual understand that would have changed their heart and soul and made them true followers of Jesus Christ.

I call myself a Biblical Christian in that I follow the commands of the Trinity that demonstrate the perfect love that is found when a man’s self-will is regarded as filthy trash and man turns his life over to be led by the Spirit of God.  Please note: A true believer (Biblical Christian) does not become a clone.  He still has a choice to live in accordance with the Holy Spirit’s wisdom and direction, or He can decide at any time to lead a decadent life style believing in man’s belief system of lust, greed and self-pleasure rather than in God’s way to life eternal.

The spiritual forces of darkness will lead you to death.  The Spiritual force of God will lead you to life eternal.  It is your choice.  It is my prayer that you will become one of the blessed ones whom God calls to accept the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ and to inherit eternal life.

Those are my thoughts for today, what about you?

If you would like more information on how to find God or to comment on this blog, please email your comments and questions to: bt@northloopcottage.com

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Scripture quotations marked KJV are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. (Public Domain);

NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®. NIV®. Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright© 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.  Used by permission. www.lockman.org.”

 

Christian, have your ever read the “Fine Print.”

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PONDERING THOUGHT:

With a recent refill of a medical prescription drug I took time to glance over the pharmaceutical pamphlet that was provided and to read all the “fine print” of uses and cautions associated with this drug.  To not take or to discontinue taking the prescription as prescribed could lead to, in the case of this drug, a heart attack, stroke or even death.

I have been taking this medication for over ten years so to suddenly stop, according to my physician, could lead to severe consequences.  So, for the foreseeable future I’ll continue to take the drug as prescribed.  But, as in the case of some drugs and this one in particular, long term use could also lead to other physical or mental issue, “in some people,” yet to be made know the severity; in my circumstances there could be possible kidney or liver issues.

All this led to my pondering and wondering about eternal life, and the pondering questions, “Am I (or you) a child of God or am I (or you) a child of Satan?” came to mind.  Is there any “fine” print one should be aware of before that final “curtain call” the professing Christian  (cultural Christians come to mind) should have been aware of or should have read?

The Fine Print:

In the  Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven parables, Jesus gives a forward view of the spread of Christianity, “all forms,” from His ascension to His Second Coming.

The simple message of Jesus can be summarized in His Words recorded in the Holy Bible.  If you do not believe in the Trinity of God—God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit—and in the inerrancy of the Holy Bible (the Word) your fate is sealed for eternity and your final destiny will be in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone with “…the devil who deceived them…where the beast and false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever,” Revelation 20:10.  Remember, Satan will not be ruling in the Lake of Fire.  He will be tormented there as will those who chose to follow him.

Application, Ponderings and Takeaways:

In the kingdom of heaven parables, Jesus taught that not everyone would accept or believe the Word (the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ as we understand it).  In other words, the message of Christianity would not be the panacea for the total betterment of all humanity.  In fact, Jesus even questioned whether He would even find faith remaining at His return, His Second Coming.

Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled today, in front of our very own eyes, but the vast majority of mankind, especially the intellectually elite, will not open their minds to the Truth that is taught in the Biblical Scriptures.  How about you? Have you been blinded to wisdom and knowledge because of your unbelief?

If mankind could just believe and follow the simple commandments of God found in the Holy Bible, the world would be a better place.  Unfortunately, most men and women in the past, the present and in the future will not accept the Creator God, His Word and His Commandments.  Man’s heart without God is filled with all forms of rebellious and immoral schemes because of their greed, lust and unforgiving nature of the human spirit.

When the Good-News of Jesus Christ is proclaimed or taught, those hearing the message will believe or not believe.  So Christian man or woman, which are you (not your gender but your spiritual standing with God)? Are you the one in which the Spirit of God is growing? Are you working in His Kingdom or are you one of the “others”?

As we look at today’s world, Christianity has not and will not change the human spirit of everyone despite what many of today’s apostates—those who question the deity of Jesus—theologians claim. The Kingdom of Heaven Parables represent the visible and invisible Christendom period with its many denominational beliefs and doctrines—some of God and some of the Devil.

While there could be Heaven on Earth if every soul was a true believer, it simply will not be so.  The evidence as to why it will not be so is obvious if eyes were opened. Within Christianity you will fine both good and bad, the saved and unsaved, and it will not be until Jesus’ Second Coming (remember, there are two phases to His coming—the rapture and the revelation) that the true believers will be known.

That is my thought for today, what is yours?

To continue reading more about the “Fine Print” of Biblical Christianity visit, www.theindwelling.com, and look under “mini-sermons.”

If you have questions or comments, email me at bt@northloopcottage.com or bst@theindwelling.com.

Visit: www.twitter.com/closetchristian

Copyright © 2008-2016 by: North Loop Cottage LLC / NorthLoopCottage.com / theIndwelling.org / the indwelling.com / spirit.theindwelling.org.  All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked KJV are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. (Public Domain);

NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®. NIV®. Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright© 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.  Used by permission. www.lockman.org.”

 

The Indwelling Spirit of Biblical Christianity

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The Indwelling Spirit of Biblical Christianity is not understood by many who claim to be Christian.  What about you?  Visit: spirit.theindwelling.org.

Application, Pondering and Takeaways:

The Holy Spirit of God indwells—lives within—all who confess and repent of their transgressions (sins against God and His commandments) and surrenders their self-humanistic will to allow Jesus Christ to become their Lord and Savior.  With the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, one becomes a temple of the living God and will become a beacon of light and hope for a fallen world.

The indwelling Spirit is God’s pledge that one belongs to Him and is now a son or daughter that will be renewed in Spirit to the likeness of Jesus Christ.

To come to Jesus Christ your heart must be receptive and willing to surrender.  You are at a point that I like to call, crawling in the gutter of life, and crying out to God—your creator—for help. Many crawl in the gutters of life but few cry out to God.  Those who do cry out will be called by God’s Spirit to Repentance if they are willing.

What is there to surrender, you may ask?  You surrender your self-will to do the things your way—the humanistic and secular ways of man—and accept God’s way—death to the physical worldly desires to be reborn in the spiritual ways that God intends for man to walk. You cannot come to Jesus unless the Spirit of God draws you to Him.

You will know in your inner being that you are being called.  That inner voice will be calling and you must obey His call.  Once you step out in faith, your burdens will be lifted. Your physical conditions may not be transformed but your mental condition will be.  You will be reborn of the Spirit—the new-birth / newness of life—and your life in Christ will began.

Your new-birth is not a feeling.  It is total Spiritual Transformation.  You will be set free, but you will be at the beginning of your journey, a baby, and you must be filled with God’s Word—the Bible—and the need for fellowship, in a Bible Believing Church, with other believers in the faith.

To read, study and mediate on God’s Word is a necessity for the born-again believer in Jesus Christ.  It is as important, maybe more so, than food is to the body.  God’s Word nourishes the Spirit and feeds the Soul.  With Spiritual nourishing your soul will die to the human need to be filled by the fleshly desires of man.

Over time as you read God’s Word, the Holy Spirit will interpret passages that the Spirit knows you have need of for being His witness.  Your salvation is not for you alone.  You are to come out of the world of darkness and become a beacon of hope and light for those in the darkness.

As a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, you become a Spiritual temple of the creator God, a Spiritual member of the Body of Christ, and with all the other Spiritual followers of Jesus Christ you will become His Bride at the Marriage Feast of the Lamb prior to His Second Coming.  As it is written, “Greater is the Spirit in you then the spirit that is in the world—Lucifer, his angels and demons.”  You will have powers beyond that you feel you are able.  You will be persecuted, maybe martyred, for your witness.  However, God will never forsake or leave those who claim His name.

I am afraid that many who claim to be Christians are not indwelled by His Holy Spirit.  If you are not sure, talk with God.  He will answer you.

Let the lost of this world revile and persecute you. They do not know any better.

That is my thought for today, what is yours?

To find out more visit: www.theindwelling.com.

If you have questions or comments, email me at bt@northloopcottage.com or bst@theindwelling.com.

Visit: www.twitter.com/closetchristian

Copyright © 2008-2016 by: North Loop Cottage LLC / NorthLoopCottage.com / theIndwelling.org / the indwelling.com / spirit.theindwelling.org.  All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked KJV are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. (Public Domain);

NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®. NIV®. Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright© 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.  Used by permission. www.lockman.org.”

Christian, are you working as a full-time or as a part-time disciple of Jesus Christ?

Christian, are you a full-time servant of Jesus or are you working part-time? Or, perhaps you are not working at all.  Every Bible believing, born-again, Spirit filled Christian should be a full time disciple of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

This is not to say that a disciple of Jesus should be in a full time vocational job such as a minister, missionary, choir director and etc.  But, your life is to be a testimony to the saving Grace you experienced at your redemption. If in your everyday life you cannot be identified as a Christian by your walk, you have not totally surrendered your humanistic self-will to God’s Holy Spirit.

We are told that you will know Jesus’ followers and disciples by the “fruit of the Spirit,” Galatians 5:22-23. These “fruits” of the Spirit are: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Peacefulness, Gentleness and Self-control.  Do you have this fruit and are they shown consistently in your day-to-day life?

Now, you will never be perfect nor will you as a man perfectly display all the fruit of the Spirit until Jesus takes you home.  Take King David for example.  David—the slayer of the Philistine giant Goliath—was loved by God, but David committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband, Uriah—a devoted soldier to David—, murdered in order to possess her. David was rebuked by Nathan, the Prophet, and forgiven by God; however,  David had to live with the consequences of his actions for the remainder of his life, and they were not good.  You can read about his life in 2nd Samuel 11 and 12.

Jesus called you to come out of the materialistic world physically and spiritually.  All true born-again believers are indwelled by the Holy Spirit and are no longer to be of this world by practicing or giving approval to the humanistic acts of “sexual immorality, impurity, debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies and the like,” Galatians 5:19-21. “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires,” Galatians 5:24.

Let’s look at the indwelling of the Holy Spirit for a moment because the “indwelling” is not intuitively, from a humanistic standpoint, understood by casual Christians (not true believers) and many “main-line,” denominational church leaders.  God does not need a man-made church or temple in which to dwell (read Isaiah 66 for insight).  After all, God is the creator of everything so if He needed a dwelling place He would build (create) His own.  God is the living God. He is not some man-made idol of gold or silver.

In God’s righteousness He chose to dwell within man, and by His indwelling man would become God’s Temple. For the disciple and follower of Jesus Christ, assurances are given in biblical scriptures.  I’ll list several:

  • “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple,” 1st Corinthians 3:16.
  • “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body,” 1st Corinthians 6: 19.
  • “What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?  For we are the temple of the living God.  As God has said: ‘I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people,” 2nd Corinthians 6:16.
  • “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit,” Galatians 5:24-25.
  • “The One (God) that is in you is greater than the one (Satan) who is in the world, paraphrased from “1st John 4:4.

Followers of Jesus Christ will have a testimony, and they should be prepared at all times to: “…in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  Bu do this with gentleness and respect, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander” (1 Peter 3:15).

There is a “KEY” that anyone who has been called to become a follower of Jesus Christ must have.  That key is to: 1) acknowledge sin in your life, 2) ask for forgiveness, 3) repent / turn away from your sinful acts, 4) surrender to and obey the leading of the Holy Spirit that will indwell you, 5) deny your humanistic self-will, 6) live by faith and trust that God will do what He says He will do.

Jesus died for you, but He arose and is alive and is the mediator between you and God.  If you have not been indwelled by the Holy Spirit, you have not become a “Temple of God.”   If God’s Spirit does not dwell in you, you are lost in your sins and will not enter His eternal kingdom.

The Christian world celebrates Christ’s resurrection every year in what is called Resurrection Sunday.  Biblical Christians honor Him with their Body, Soul and Spiritual Heart.  Cultural Christians simply bring Him from “His Tomb” and return Him shortly thereafter to return to their true gods of worldly materialism and immorality.  Which one are you?

If you claim to be a follower of Jesus it is my prayer that you recognize that you are a “Temple of the Living God.”  If not, I pray that you will be moved by God to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and become a temple of the living God and indwelled by His Holy Spirit.

Lives are changed by Jesus.  Trust Him and find out for yourself.

Those are my comments for today.  How about you?

If you have questions or comments, email me at bt@northloopcottage.com

Or visit: www.theindwelling.com or www.twitter.com/closetchristian.

Copyright © 2008-2016 by: North Loop Cottage LLC / NorthLoopCottage.com / theIndwelling.org / the indwelling.com / spirit.theindwelling.org.  All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked KJV are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. (Public Domain);

NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®. NIV®. Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright© 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.  Used by permission. www.lockman.org.”

As a follower of Jesus Christ various biblical scriptures encourage you in many ways.  I will list a few that I recently made note of from a local TV ministry:

  • “Contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints,” Jude 1:3;
  • Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teachings of Christ does not have God,” 2nd John 1:9;
  • “Our people (brethren and faithful followers) must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not lead unproductive lives,” Titus 3:14;
  • “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction,” 2nd Timothy 4:2;
  • “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness,” 2nd Timothy 2:19.

Christian, Have You Read the Fine Print?

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Christian, have you ever read the fine print? Your “free ticket” to heaven may be in jeopardy. Visit www.spirit.theindwelling.org and www.theindwelling.com.

PONDERING THOUGHT:

With a recent refill of a medical prescription drug I took time to glance over the pharmaceutical pamphlet that was provided and to read all the “fine print” of uses and cautions associated with the drug.  To not take or to discontinue taking the prescription as prescribed could lead to, in the case of this drug, a heart attack, stroke or even death.

I have been taking this medication for over ten years so to suddenly stop, according to my physician, could lead to severe consequences.  So, for the foreseeable future I’ll continue to take the drug as prescribed.  But, as in the case of some drugs and this one in particular, long term use could also lead to other physical or mental issue, “in some people,” yet to be made know the severity; in my circumstances there could be possible kidney or liver issues.

All this led to my pondering and wondering about eternal life, and the pondering questions, “Am I (or you) a child of God or am I (or you) a child of Satan?” came to mind.  Is there any “fine” print one should be aware of before that final “curtain call” the professing Christian should have been aware of or should have read?

To read more about the kingdom of Heaven parables visit: www.theindwelling.com.

If you have questions or comments, email me at bt@northloopcottage.com or bst@theindwelling.com.

Visit: www.twitter.com/closetchristian

Copyright © 2008-2016 by: North Loop Cottage LLC / NorthLoopCottage.com / theIndwelling.org / the indwelling.com / spirit.theindwelling.org.  All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked KJV are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. (Public Domain);

NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®. NIV®. Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright© 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.  Used by permission. www.lockman.org.”

 

The Indwelling Spirit of Biblical Christianity

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The Indwelling Spirit of Biblical Christianity is not understood by many who claim to be Christian.  What about you?  Are you indwelled?

Application, Pondering and Takeaways:

The Holy Spirit of God indwells—lives within—all who confess and repent of their transgressions (sins against God and His commandments) and surrenders their self-humanistic will to allow Jesus Christ to become their Lord and Savior.  With the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, one becomes a temple of God and will become a beacon of light and hope for a fallen world.

The indwelling Spirit is God’s pledge that one belongs to Him and is now a son or daughter that will be renewed in Spirit to the likeness of Jesus Christ.

To come to Jesus Christ your heart must be receptive and willing to surrender.  You are at a point that I like to call, crawling in the gutter of life, and crying out to God—your creator—for help. Many crawl in the gutters of life but few cry out to God.  Those who do cry out will be called by God’s Spirit to Repentance if they are willing.

What is there to surrender, you may ask?  You surrender your self-will to do the things your way—the humanistic ways of man—and accept God’s way—death to the physical worldly desires to be reborn in the spiritual ways that God intends for man to walk. You cannot come to Jesus unless the Spirit of God draws you to Him.

You will know in your inner being that you are being called.  That inner voice will be calling and you must obey His call.  Once you step out in faith, your burdens will be lifted. Your physical conditions may not be transformed but your mental condition will be.  You will be reborn of the Spirit—the new-birth / newness of life—and your life in Christ will began.

Your new-birth is not a feeling.  It is total Spiritual Transformation.  You will be set free, but you will be at the beginning of your journey, a baby, and you must be filled with God’s Word—the Bible—and the need for fellowship, in a Bible Believing Church, with other believers in the faith.

To read, study and mediate on God’s Word is a necessity for the born-again believer in Jesus Christ.  It is as important, maybe more so, than food is to the body.  God’s Word nourishes the Spirit and feeds the Soul.  With Spiritual nourishing your soul will die to the human need to be filled by the fleshly desires of man.

Over time as you read God’s Word, the Holy Spirit will interpret passages that the Spirit knows you have need of for being His witness.  Your salvation is not for you alone.  You are to come out of the world of darkness and become a beacon of hope and light for those in the darkness.

As a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, you become a Spiritual temple of the creator God, a Spiritual member of the Body of Christ, and with all the other Spiritual followers of Jesus Christ you will become His Bride at the Marriage Feast of the Lamb prior to His Second Coming.  As it is written, “Greater is the Spirit in you then the spirit that is in the world—Lucifer, his angels and demons.”  You will have powers beyond that you feel you are able.  You will be persecuted, maybe martyred, for your witness.  However, God will never forsake or leave those who claim His name.

I am afraid that many who claim to be Christians are not indwelled by His Holy Spirit.  If you are not sure, talk with God.  He will answer you.

Let the lost of this world revile and persecute you. They do not know any better.

That is my thought for today, what is yours?

To find out more visit: www.theindwelling.com.

If you have questions or comments, email me at bt@northloopcottage.com or bst@theindwelling.com.

Visit: www.twitter.com/closetchristian

Copyright © 2008-2016 by: North Loop Cottage LLC / NorthLoopCottage.com / theIndwelling.org / the indwelling.com / spirit.theindwelling.org.  All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked KJV are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. (Public Domain);

NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®. NIV®. Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright© 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.  Used by permission. www.lockman.org.”