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"Where people are Loved, Forgiven, and Accepted"
Here are a few words from the New Bible.
"You have to find the right approach of thinking from the heart, for the cordial greeting communicate instantly and in line with me, the creator, who as you know, has taken place in you for your salvation in the form of the hereditary spark of my perfection.
When this way of thinking will have prevailed in one of my children in everything, I will start to affect more and more into his soul and guide him to perfection according to my holy will. Indeed, it is my thought, the thought of your god and creator, which will progressively become the refined thought in the soul of my child. He will emerge gradually from the traps that he had stretched himself even before its wrong way of thinking, the so-called constraints of fate will begin to disappear and he will eventually overcome his weaknesses without effort: the way will open before him firmly to go up to my father's heart."
So for example if you succomb to jealousy as it is common nowadays when you see the wealth that some men attain which is immense compared to yours, you will overcome this feeling if you follow the way. If you succomb to gambling as it is common nowadays when you see all the advertisment about it such as the code marketing pokerstars, here again you can overcome this weakness by opening your heart to my thought. And here it continues:
"Indeed, the true, good thinking out of love, hence the Holy Spirit, is also essential for the redemption of the fallen world from the light for the proper development of every creature. To this end, you have a wonderful communication system capable of putting your thinking and to communicate with me in your heart and keep the exchange between heart and brain, all this for a gradual maturation of the human soul. As long as this maturation is not engaged, aborting from the combined effect of the daily routine surface, the warmth and sloth, the soul is not receptive to instruction from high, from your God."
Gambling, laziness, idless, jealousy, greed, playign instead of going to work, all these sins can easily be corrected if you join our church and listen to the words from God. His infinite wisedom can guide you in your path however difficult.
Raising support has to be one of the worst things ever. I've known a couple of people who have gone through the wringer of sitting at home for a year calling every single person they know trying to get people to pledge monthly donations to their cause. I can't imagine how difficult that must be.
The hard part of it is trying to get people to "get onboard" with you and your vision. To do this one must learn how to market oneself, communicate ideas, and kiss a little ass.
But isn't this what we do in evangelism? We try to make Jesus look cool, we talk about how nice he is, all the good things he does, why he is a better way, and plead with people to "ask him in their heart".
Substitutionary atonement is beautiful thing. It makes it possible for God to reconcile mankind to himself and for man to stand before God without blemish. With that being said, it is not the be-all-end-all of the cross. Salvation fundamentally derives from Christ's victory on the cross over the powers of darkness.
In Genesis 3 we are given the first Messianic prophecy when God says to "the serpent", "he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel." In the New Testament we are told that Satan is the "prince of this world" (John 12:31), "the god of this age" (2 Corinthians 4:4), and the "ruler and power of the air (Ephesians 2:2). Thus, the created world is illegitimately part of the kingdom of Satan. Yet Christ came to "destroy the works of the devil" (Colossians 2:15), and "destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil" (Hebrews 2:14). Therefore, the work of the cross is about dethroning a cruel, rebellious tyrant and re-establishing the rightful rule of the loving sovereign king: Jesus Christ.
It would be fascinating, therefore, to engage an unbeliever by saying, "Why are you opting out?" Instead of imploring someone to be a part of the Kingdom we would rightly say that he or she is under the Kingdom's rule, yet if they continue in their life of rebellion against the King they are essentially "opting out" of the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
I like this, because it gives God the throne in a person's life whether they want to admit it or not. Nor does it loose the substitutionary view that Christ died in our place, which of course is good news. But what makes the good news better is that no one can accuse us before God because our advocate stands "at the right hand of God" interceding for us (Romans 8:34).