JMJ Every time I sit down to write, I intend to be positive. I think I will celebrate the beauty of life, and talk of love. In short order, I am ranting against this, or raging against that, pontificating against injustice, or unjustly pontificating. It seems so easy to be angry. So easy to be … Continue reading Controversy, Anger, Frustration All So Easy and Love Hard?
JMJ So many people ask, " if God is all good, all powerful, all loving, why is there evil in the world? Why does God allow evil? Why does God allow men, women, and children to suffer, to go homeless, to die without care. He doesn't. WE do. We act as though we have not … Continue reading Adam, Where art Thou?
JMJ All To thee will I give all this power, and the glory of them; for to me they are delivered, and to whom I will, I give them. If thou therefore wilt adore before me, all shall be thine. And the devil led him into a high mountain and shewed him all the kingdoms … Continue reading Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1D: Know Your Enemy-Powerlust
JMJ What in your life is your thirty pieces of silver? Money is like fire, it is extremely useful, but if you attempt to hold on to it, you will be burned. . .eternally. People get so upset when a man speaks against money in a religious context. They begin to stress words in phrases. … Continue reading 30 Pieces of Silver
JMJ Jesus said to him: It is written again: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Know Your Enemy-Doubt In the Temptation in the Desert, The Devil taunts Jesus: Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him upon the pinnacle of the temple, And said to him: If thou … Continue reading Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1C: Know Your Enemy-Doubt
JMJ Turn these stones into bread Know Your Enemy-Isolation If often seems the struggle for the Kingdom of Heaven is an internal one. Driven by the Holy Spirit, a man enters the desert alone and there he is tempted as though lost behind enemy lines he becomes the sole resistance. This is another trick of … Continue reading Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1B: Know Your Enemy-Isolation
JMJ I think the most fundamental necessities of going in to a battle are as follows: define the enemy: to actually have an enemy is absolutely essentialdetermine your allies: know who is on your sideknow what victory looks like: have clear stated objectivesamass the weapons and tools: go into battle well armedunderstand the battlefield: where … Continue reading Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1A: Know Your Enemy-the “Evil One”
JMJ What was Christ telling Us? For people to bring the teaching of Christ to bear in their lives and the world essential to the propagation of the Kingdom of God, a vigorous debate concerning the meaning of Christ's words concerning His Kingdom is necessary since cultural paradigms can skew original meanings. It is contrary … Continue reading We do not create the Kingdom of God, we become the Kingdom of God
JMJ God doesn't take prisoners. He gave us free will. This strangely means we can do whatever we want. It also means that we are subject to the outcomes born of our decisions. We are responsible for ourselves, for our families, for our friends, our neighbors, our communities, our nations and our world. This includes … Continue reading Surrender or Die!
JMJ What is the Gospel of Christ? Some think it a pious book of a man who dreamed of utopia, others know that man to be God and in Him the promise of Heaven, but people who truly begin to understand Christ know that His testimony, His Life, His life's example is a Commandment as … Continue reading What is the Gospel of Christ?