Archive for the ‘Love’ Category

Who is directing your steps?

February 16, 2014

Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

1 Thessalonians 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

Love of Christ

February 14, 2014

“The distinguishing mark of a Christian is his confidence in the love of Christ, and the yielding of his affections to Christ in return.”

– C. H. Spurgeon

“The man who knows the love of Christ in his heart can do more in one hour than the busy type of man can do in a century.”

– D Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Christ is the foundation to Christianity

February 14, 2014

Christ is the foundation to Christianity; & Freud is the foundation to psychology. Many different groups & teachings have sprang from the teachings of Christ, and so it is w/ Freud also.

…If its shrinks are its priests & it is a religion of the state, just think about how your tax dollars support this religion in many ways.

While Christ as a foundation has proven to be a solid rock, Freud has proven to be shifting sands, and yet he remains the foundation to state education & curriculums (like values clarification) & counselors, our govt.’s Dept. of Mental Health & Dept. of Social Services, our prison & court psychologists, and even the counseling of thousands of our Christian ministers. The Amer. Assoc. of Pastoral Counselors, with over 3,000 protestant pastors & Cath. Clergy as members, is based on Freud’s psychoanalysis. (By the way, it was minister/33rd degree Freemason Norman Vincent Peale in the ‘30’s who brought psychoanalysis & Christian counseling together.) While Christ’s teachings have stood the test of time but are banned from our schools, the values clarification system was adopted by Amer. schools while unproven & only a few years old.
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One of the central teachings of Christ is to love your neighbor as yourself. Freud taught that this was impossible, & that agape love was needless self-sacrifice. Instead of loving one’s neighbor, Freud believed that sober thinking meant that the neighbor had a far more “claim to my hostility & even my hatred.”(Freud. Civilization & Its Discontents, NY: W.W. Norton, 1961, p. 67)

….the foundation to the “social science” that is used to make certain individuals to be experts who are assigned almost godlike power…power like the power to banish anyone to a medieval-like torture dungeon called a mental hospital. The power to decide if someone is to be labeled w/ some crazy label. Is it any surprise that so many of these shrinks have been Illum. members & have participated in trauma-based total mind control?
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It would be ridiculous to claim that psychology doesn’t have some proven truths. Unfortunately, the unproven theories & dogmas of psychoanalysis & psychology are woven into Amer. culture & thought. Many people today no longer have a coherent unified worldview, but grab whatever is handy to use for the moment from whatever they see in the moment to use. Free men need to be responsible, & not just lazily grab whatever thinking comes along.

– Fritz Springmeier

Have you seen this?

February 14, 2014

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

– Wholehearted devotion to:

1. Sports / Hunting / Trophies
2. Profession / Business
3. Family (kids, “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”)
4. Money
5. Hobby
6. Fun / Entertainment / Video games / Celebrities
7. Animals (pets)
8. Building elaborate chapels
9. Fantasy / Fables
10. Intellectualism
11. etc. (idols)

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

But have you seen this?

– WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION TO JESUS
– ALL ENCOMPASSING LOVE FOR JESUS
– LIVING TO THE GLORY OF GOD
– CROSS BEARING
– GODLINESS
– SUFFERING PERSECUTION
– SELF-DENIAL
– HATING EVEN SELF
– REPROVING UNFRUITFUL WORKS
– PROVING ALL THINGS
– WARNING OF FALSE TEACHERS AND FALSE DOCTRINE
– ALL OUT ABSORPTION IN THE SALVATION OF MAN (PREACHING THE GOSPEL)

Some tell me they just “live it….” (implying they don’t need to obey the command to preach it ). Some kind of “secret Christian” I guess.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

But let’s ask those who say they just “live it” …..

WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE THAT LIVE GODLY?

2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Love your fellowmen

February 13, 2014

“Love your fellowmen, and cry about them if you cannot bring them to Christ. If you cannot save them, you can weep over them. If you cannot give them a drop of water in Hell, you can give them your hearts tears while they are still in this body.”

– C. H. Spurgeon

Love / Obedience

February 13, 2014

“Our Lord told His disciples that love and obedience were organically united. The final test of love is obedience.”

– A. W. Tozer

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.