"The God of Giving"
James 1:16Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. 17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
I have stopped to take a short look at this verse because it says so much about God and how He treats us. His giving is seen in contrast to our lustful desires that bring about sin and death. The phrase '...good and perfect gift' is an emphasis on what and how
1 Timothy 2: 5For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
6who gave Himself as a ransom for all,...
A few years back I went through a deep crisis in my life. My wife died, I was fighting an addictive behavior pattern that had haunted me for almost forty years, and I was trying to raise a little girl. While not in shambles, my life was in one of those precarious modes.
Originally Posted by Amos_with_goats
Yes, very much so. I do wonder why they give you those weird spoons with them? Ever notice that? The spoons they give you with chocolate frosties have sharp edges that can cut your lips.... if you are not careful... which I am not.
Blessed are the peacemakers....
I look at it in terms of the concepts of points A, B, and C.
Point A is a person's pre-salvation life. Unfortately, many people have died still at point A.
Point B is the event of a person accepting the gift of salvation. As stated above, many people have died without ever doing this.
Point C is a person's life after they have accepted the gift of salvation. Many people have died without ever experiencing point C, because they never experienced point
Updated Mar 1st 2010 at 08:59 PM by gringo300
This relates to the earlier Amazonia blog.
As stated in that blog, Amazonia is a multinational region that includes part of Brazil.
Well, Brazil is a nation that includes part of Amazonia.
Brazil was colonized by ethnic Portuguese and to this day a large proportion of Brazilians are ethnic Portuguese.
To understand Brazil, one needs to study Portugal.
I've been meaning to get around to studying Portugal, but right now I'm