Shortcut to Revival

The quickest way to renewing devoted love for Jesus (a.k.a. Revival) is to ask the Heavenly Father to show you His love. “We love Him, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) This shortcut is true, because we cannot work up Love for God. We can only be ready to receive it. Revival is …

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Q&A: “How Good Must I be In Order to be Called a Christian?”

A Facebook friend-of-friend recently posted the following:To be saved a person must stop smoking, drinking, drugs, and cussing. Attend church on a regular basis, and become a born again Christian. Now are you ready to commit to being a Christian? If not then Hell is your destiny.....If you don't believe me, read your Bible. So …

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Question & Answer: Why does God not go about like a superhero rescuing us from danger?

Q: Why does God not go about like a superhero rescuing us from danger? A: After creation (Genesis 3), mankind chose---contrary to God's design---to know "good AND evil." That choice determined the consequential course of this world: danger, sickness, disaster, disease, death. God does not violate mankind's original choice / free will... nor the course …

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Exposing the “Third and Fourth Generation” Lie

It is the aim of Lamb's Harbinger to bring good news to the afflicted/poor, to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty for the captives and freedom for the imprisoned, & that now is the time of God's gracious favor for all to accept (Is. 61). Some of the religious lawyers and "leaders" in Jesus' day did just …

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Befitting Rewards: A Theodicy (Part 2)

In an earlier blog post (Part 1) by the same title, Lamb's Harbinger laid the foundation for explaining God's goodness in the face of physical deficiencies. However, those explanations are admittedly systematic and do not directly address the claims of the afflicted on an individual level. God's ability to redeem evils in order to turn them …

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Befitting Rewards: A Theodicy (Part 1)

Rain trickled down the bus window. Maybe it was the grayness of the day which enhanced my melancholy mood. Whatever the case, I saw him, then another, and then all of the "deficient" group from my high school. They were being wheeled and walked on their way to I don't know where; and there I …

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Break Not, Quench Not: Reconciling God’s Mercy & Justice

In a previous post, titled Who's the Weak One?, Lambs Harbinger described one of the reasons a Christian may be judgemental. In that article, I began by saying, in most cases, Christians have generous attitudes (i.e. compassionate, understanding, forgiving, respectful, giving the benefit of the doubt, thinking the best of, etc.). If they have not been gracious …

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Control & Worry

What can you really change by control or worry? "Anyone who tries to control everything in his world ends up with a very, very small world." @RickWarren Jesus said, (Matt. 6:25-34)  25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your …

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The Anthem of All Christians

“For He is Good; For His Loving Mercy Endures Forever.” 13 and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his …

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