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    Love Jesus but Can’t Stand Christians?

    For those who know Jesus Christ, His works, His teachings, His mercy and infinite love for us, it is easy to fall in love with Him and want to follow Him.   Jesus died for our sins and offers us eternal life1; all we have to do is accept Him, be sanctified by His blood and become part of His church.2  However, for some, the problem with accepting Jesus lies in that second part.  Just the thought of becoming a member of the church – a place that may be perceived by some as being filled with hypocritical, illogical, judgmental and self-righteous people – can be off-putting.  Why be a member…

  • Is Suffering Necessary?

    Recently I went through a personal difficulty that made me think about the subject of suffering.  Do we HAVE to suffer?  Is it a part of life or is it possible to avoid it forever?  I have never met a person who is happy ALL the time and never has any pain.  Is suffering, then, an unavoidable part of life?  If so, why?  What is the purpose of it? I define suffering as any type of pain, either physical or emotional.  Examples of suffering are death of a loved one, sickness, hunger, lack of physical necessities (roof, clothing, food, etc.), or a breakup.  As we can see, all these things…

  • God’s Tips for Time Management

    In this day and age, we all seem to be very busy.  There is so much to do and so little time.  We are constantly running, overworked, overstressed, and overtired.  As a result, we get weak physically, mentally and spiritually.  This is a problem because when we are weak we are more susceptible to falling and being snared by the Enemy, which is exactly what he wants. We have known from the beginning that the devil is crafty and has many tricks up his sleeve.  He can come into our lives undetected.  His goal is to separate us from God and he will try anything to attain it.  My last…