What is Our “Duty” Towards the World

The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference.
Are we indifferent to the spiritual state of the people we come in contact with each day? Someone cared about us enough as human beings to tell us that life doesn’t end with the death of these bodies. They honored and respected us enough as creatures made in the image of God to tell us about His salvation plan through His Son. Is God real to us? Are His judgments and statutes real to us? Are Heaven and Hell and eternity really  real to us?
As a very young kid I remember hearing a preacher say that Hell was so unbearable he would not want one person he knew to experience it, let alone someone he cared about.
We are commissioned by Jesus to go into all the world and preach the Good News to ALL people. Hating a particular group of people, turning a blind eye, turning up our noses, or simply walking on by indifferently are obvious indications to the world about our heart condition. If they are aware that we call ourselves “Christians”…oh man! We’ve just given them reason to curse God. But we are instructed by Jesus in Matthew 5:16 to let our light shine before men in such a way that they may see our good works and glorify our Father. 1 Peter 2:12 says for us to be careful to live properly among our unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse us of doing wrong, they will see our honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when He judges the world.
We (Believers) do not have the right to be indifferent towards a lost and dying world because of John 3:16 — for if God so loved the world that He gave His only and unique Son, we, too, should care for, honor and respect the world enough as His Creation that we share His Good News with them — so that everyone who trusts in Him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.

Matthew McConaughey is Not My Hero

I get so excited, also, to have a celeb “validate” my faith…
So grateful for faithful people who put it in perspective when I seem to lose mine.

Your Mom Has A Blog

Matthew McConaughey won an Oscar. And, boy, are Christians happy about it. I mean, Christians are jumping up and down for this Texas boy for his big win because he actually thanked God in his acceptance speech. He did, he gave God credit and he thanked his wife like he should and he gave a rambling speech that really made me wonder why they weren’t starting up the music to cut him off. They let Matthew talk for almost four minutes, and the clip of his speech is all over the internet.

Christians are so proud.

And, I can’t blame us. I mean, how often do we hear a major celebrity, an Oscar winner, no less, identifying with us? How often do we get that kind of star power in our corner? It almost makes us seem sort of cool and legitimate.

I liked his speech, although I thought it…

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