What Does Religious Freedom Mean To You?: There are some religious Christians in America who think that religious freedom means the freedom to try to impose their religious beliefs on the whole country through political and governmental action.
However, most Americans do not know that is not how the Founding Fathers felt about religious freedom. They wrote much, including Article 6 and the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, to make it very clear that there can be no religious freedom unless government is neutral regarding religions, and treats each one equally. See http://messenger.cjcmp.org/foundingfathers.html
"ASK JESUS INTO YOUR HEART"??: "ASK JESUS INTO YOUR HEART"??
-by Andrew Strom.
One of the most basic things that has amazed me for many years is the
preaching of "Giving your heart to the Lord" or "Asking Jesus into
your life" to become a Christian. Do we not realize that such a
practice is found NOWHERE in the entire Bible? Is there ANY example
of someone "asking Jesus into their heart" (or similar) to become a
Christian in the book of Acts? NO - NOT EVEN ONE. The book of Acts is
full of literally thousands of people becoming born-again Christians.
And we are often told exactly what these people did. But there...
Tips to Make our Prayer Life Better: Maybe you've gone into prayer relapse. You sit down to pray and two hours later you wake up refreshed from a nap... Or maybe you're just not sure where to start when it comes to praying to God. While there is no formula to get your prayers a "priority rating", there are definitely some ways that can help you develop a strong prayer life. Here are some of those tips:
GET AWAY. Meaning, go someplace by yourself or where you won't be distracted. Listen to worship music. Put away the things that scream for your attention. Look at some verses that talk about who God is. Take a walk outside and o...