Not just for his sake, but for the sake of everyone, we need to pray that God's Word is always taught as the Truth that it is, without adding to or taking away.Amen, brother. Keep on preaching because there are listeners!
I talked with our sister Anita last night. She had a visit from a Jehovah's Witness, and the young woman was unable to answer Anita's questions. Anita invited her to engage in an ongoing Bible study to discuss the questions, and the young woman agreed only if she could bring a man from her church with her. I spent last night giving Anita the history and the Biblical passages that JWs usually cannot answer. I recommended she invite them to use their Bibles so they couldn't claim mistranslation on Anita's Bible (I also gave Anita the history of the JW Bible translator, under oath in a court case, admitting he did not know Hebrew or Greek). Please keep Anita in prayer as she shares the love of God and the truth of scripture with the people who decide to join her in study. Speak the truth in love!
They are prepared to have he door slammed on them, or to be yelled at, but not to be loved on and prayed for in Jesus' Name. It blows their comfort zone.Interesting. And the strategy I would think the Lord would prefer us to take.
http://hotm.tv/shows/aretheychristiGood link, Greg. Thanks again! I plan to watch all of those videos. Not so long ago I had some Mormons attempt to draw me into their church. I thank God for Biblical truth which is ultimately what stood between me and them. The truth will set you free indeed.
"The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing."
Each year the rice paddies were laid out and the tender plants were planted. Each year the people of the village waited with anxious hope, looking to see whether the storms would come and wash the fields away. Many times, the people would watch as their hard labor was destroyed, but other times they rejoiced to see their crops full and bountiful. After each harvest, the village offered a portion of their harvest to God, thanking Him for his mercy and grace.
What do we offer to God when we are blessed with good things? Do we even remember to say thank you? The Lord has given us so much, and we should always and everywhere give Him thanks and praise.
Father, in bad times, please be my strength; in good times, celebrate with me, Lord. Thanks for being with me, doing so much for me, and giving so much to me. Thank You for so many answered prayers among us. We praise Your Holy Name, Amen.