Ideas, Opinions, and Beliefs
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What Do You Believe?
We all have ideas, opinions, and beliefs. And it's all to easy to fall into the trap of adopting our ideas and opinions as beliefs without knowing why we believe it, or what Scripture as a whole really says about it.
Today we explore the issue of our beliefs, and discover three questions we should ask ourselves whenever an idea, opinion, or belief comes to the surface.
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Why Do You Believe?
Have you ever put all your beliefs out on the table, taken them one by one, and asked yourself, "Why do I believe this?" Many of us have not, and yet this is something every one of us must do if we are to live lives of doctrinal honesty.
If you are a Christian, the world is watching you. And among other things, they are watching how stable you may or may not be. Everything outside of Jesus is sinking sand, and the Holy Spirit reveals this to us. That is yet another reason it is important for us to have solid beliefs with a solid foundation, so the world will see that we do not blow about with every wind, but we are solid and secure, founded on the solid rock.
When we know what we believe and why we believe it, and when those belief are founded solidly on the whole Word of God, we will be able to take the truth to this lost and dying world, and they will see something genuine and deep-settled in us, and this will draw them to the Truth.
This is why we reach out through a virtual 3-D Internet community with the truth of Salvation through none other than Jesus Christ and a personal relationship with him as our Lord and Savior.
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Closure, Miracle, and Healing – Ken writes, "Please pray God restore Tonya's love for me the sanme amount the same kind as I have for her sort of like when we WERE engaged only Stronger and Everlasting. God gave me faith and we are saved. I know I would have this miracle by now but its like a spell has been put on Tonya she is not herself myself our family and friends have all noticed. This is my hearts desire. Please Help me. I have been doing and praying all I can. Ask God to immediatly release my miracle to me, I don't know what else to . PLEASE HELP God bless and lots of love."
Freedom from Lonliness – Martin writes, "I need prayer so that I can be free from lonliness. I am currently living through a long-term seperation with my wife which almost ended as a divorce. I 'm not seeing or dating anyone but I feel very lonely at times. There is yet no improvement in my marriage at this time. I need direction from God!"
Healing for Friend's Mother – Valen writes, "Please pray for my friends mother, she is in the hospital for a second time this year for problems with and infection/growth in her head. Please pray that God heal her by whatever way He sees fit, and that this not be a problem for her anymore. Thanks"
Peace and Direction – Maggie writes, "I'm asking for pray for peace about a job come July and that God would also provide on for me."
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