Are you mad at God? Yelling at Him and asking, “Why are you doing this to me?!” That might be a good thing.
New Testament Book # 05 – Acts
The government protects normal religious activities, according to the law. That’s the dream and the goal of many of today’s Christians, isn’t it? It certainly seems to be in America. But this is from China. The atheist country that’s trying to destroy Christianity and rebuild it in their image. Still think the government protects religion?
China bombs megachurch in drive to silence Christianity: “With 20 centuries of church history behind us, we can now assure the communist authorities in China that if they thought they could extinguish the Gospel of Jesus Christ by blowing up a building, they’ve deluded themselves,”
What is church? Buildings or people? What do you think? First, what does church mean to you as a person? Second, do you know what the Bible says about church? If the two answers are different, does that matter to you? Why or why not?
Do complaining Christians make you want to avoid church? It might. Sometimes, maybe it even should. However, having said that, it depends on who’s complaining, why, and to whom? Believe it or not, Biblically speaking, some complaining can be good. But some complaints can be very destructive. Oh, by the way, don’t leave the church in general. Leave that church – and find another.
People are less happy over the last decade. That really shouldn’t be a surprise. At least, not for people who are honest. While the number of millionaires and billionaires continues to rise, the number of people falling lower on a socioeconomic scale is rising even faster. That, and other factors, leads to a general feeling of being “less happy”. Maybe a better way to put it is just plain unhappy.
The question is – why?
Let’s have a contest. The First Amendment versus the Greatest Commandment. Which is more important to Christians? Let me rephrase that. Which should be more important? It’s the Greatest Commandment, isn’t it? Or did I miss something?
To some, the idea of religious freedom in China sounds like an oxymoron. You know – a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Given that China is an officially atheist country, “religion” in China certainly isn’t what people in the so-called west expect. Further, the concept of freedom of religion in an atheist country like China is, if it’s possible, even more of an oxymoron.
And yet …
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