beloved road:

my journey to Heaven, &
how this started.
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random post.

December 15, 2012 6:01 pm

sarahkateyall:

I see so many posts about how those who kill others deserve an even worse death.

What good would that do, though? It would just be another lost soul rotting in hell. You know what I’m saying? As Christians, we don’t need to damn others to hell but pray for them and their families and their victims and their families and help fund programs that spread the Gospel to those in jails and prisons.

No one is too much of a sinner to hear the Gospel.

I know it’s an unpopular opinion, but I believe in God, and I believe His justice will prevail.

(via hallelujahyall-deactivated20130)

December 1, 2012 6:00 pm
jspark3000:

Francis Chan — Live Biblically
“So many Christians, or people who call themselves Christians in our country, are so incredibly weird.  And I don’t mean weird in a good way like we stand out as a light unto the world.  I’m just saying weird socially.  Extremely weird socially.  … We just cluster together and start talking about our stuff and it’s most comfortable, and we don’t really try to get into other people’s worlds out there.”

jspark3000:

Francis Chan — Live Biblically

“So many Christians, or people who call themselves Christians in our country, are so incredibly weird.  And I don’t mean weird in a good way like we stand out as a light unto the world.  I’m just saying weird socially.  Extremely weird socially.  … We just cluster together and start talking about our stuff and it’s most comfortable, and we don’t really try to get into other people’s worlds out there.”

November 9, 2012 12:30 pm
"Some Christians try to go to heaven alone, in solitude. But believers are not compared to bears or lions or other animals that wander alone. Those who belong to Christ are sheep in this respect, that they love to get together. Sheep go in flocks, and so do God’s people."

Charles Spurgeon (via drquote)

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October 24, 2012 12:30 pm
"Here’s our Christian position. Our Christian position is that we love and serve the world even if we disagree with them. So if I live next door to someone who lives a way of life I believe is unbiblical, their testimony about me would be, He disagrees with me, but, man, that dude loves me. He’s always inviting me over to the house. He knows what I like. He gives us gifts. He engages us. He respects us. He loves us. He doesn’t agree with us, but man, that dude loves us! One night I looked out, and he was just freakin’ mowing my lawn. I was like, “What are you doing?” “I’m mowing your lawn!” That’s how we live. We are the church, this new people, the church. The bride of Christ is the manifold wisdom of God becoming visible to the world around us."

Matt Chandler, “A New People” (via kschlabaugh)
September 17, 2012 12:26 pm
"Some people claim that we can be Christians without necessarily becoming disciples. I wonder, then, why the last thing Jesus told us was to go into the world, making disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey all that He commanded? You’ll notice that He didn’t add, ‘But hey, if that’s too much too ask, tell them to just become Christians—you know, the people who get to go to heaven without having to commit to anything.’"

Francis Chan (via hardcorequotations)

Matthew 28:19.

September 9, 2012 12:27 pm
"Christianity should feel like “My chains fell off” not “I better not screw up.”“"

- Justin Buzzard

Blessings,

David Jee [Eternity Bible College]

(via christisenough)

July 30, 2012 12:23 pm
"Those rare Christians whose very presence incites others to be better Christians. I want to be that rare Christian."

A.W. Tozer  (via dylanbrightbill)
June 3, 2012 12:30 pm

What I Don’t Expect From The Law.

ohmita:

Sometimes I wish there were a Christian political party that I could support, one that agrees with everything I agree with, and then I realise how terrible and non-representative that would be.

As of right now, the Christian community has not (and probably will not) reach a consensus on doctrine, which is superbly fundamental. We still debate interpretations of the bible, and we don’t agree on political issues, social or economic.

Some people see this as division, and sometimes it legitimately is, but I mostly see it as an expression of the diversity of God’s creation - that God does not require us all to agree on every issue in order to truly follow Him and be one body.

In fact, God doesn’t require that anyone follow Him, He wants everyone to follow Him but doesn’t require anyone to do so. That is why it baffles me slightly when Christians become obsessed with making sure their beliefs form the laws that everyone follows.

Yes, it is important that Christians stand up for their beliefs and share them with others, and I think that as citizens of the world we should be involved in the democratic process when given the opportunity, but I don’t think it warrants the level of importance that it has been given.

By having laws that match up with biblical principles, does your relationship with God improve? And isn’t that relationship the ultimate concern?

It is true virtue for a person to follow God and obey His commandments not because they are legally obliged but because they love the Lord.

So I don’t expect the laws of my country to match my beliefs, and I don’t expect my beliefs to be forced on those who don’t share them by using the law.

We should be less concerned about making the laws of our nation reflect the laws of the bible and more concerned about making our lives reflect the teachings of the bible.

Because the bottom line is, God is sovereign. He is sovereign whether the law agrees with Him, and He is sovereign whether people believe in Him.

(via ohmita-deactivated20130609)

May 21, 2012 1:14 pm
"Within this Christian vision for marriage, here’s what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of the person God is creating, and to say, “I see who God is making you, and it excites me! I want to be part of that. I want to partner with you and God in the journey you are taking to his throne. And when we get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, ‘I always knew you could be like this. I got glimpses of it on earth, but now look at you!’”"

Tim Keller (via lesleymeredith)
May 17, 2012 12:22 pm

My faith.

yellaaaa:

I just want to clarify something some people have mistaken my Faith in God for. I am not a Christian because I fear Him, I’m a Christian because I love Him. I love Him because He loved me first, so much so that Jesus came and freed me from the guilt and shame of my sins. And while everything else in my life might change, - my friends, my locations, my style - God is the one that is permanent and will never leave me. I hope people are able to understand my faith a bit more through this short explanation.