Minggu, 09 Agustus 2009
Due to the dangerous info in these books, we need to pass this email all around to protect our children!
If you have children or grandchildren, work with children at church, or you have neighborhood children whose parents you know, please take note of the information below and pass it along to others. Schools are distributing this book to children through the Scholastic Book Club.
The name of the book is Conversations with God.. James Dobson talked about this book twice this week. It is devastating. Parents, churches and Christian schools need to be aware of it. Please pass this information on to church/e-mail addresses! , Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, friends.
Please pay special attention not only to what your kids watch on TV, in movie theaters, on the internet, and the music they listen to, but also be alert regarding the books they read.
Two particular books are, Conversations with God and Conversations with God for Teens, written by Neale D. Walsch. They sound harmless enough by their titles alone. The books have been on the New York Times best sellers list for a number of weeks, and they make truth of the statement, "Don't judge a book by its cover or title"?
The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the "voice of God". However, the "answers" that he gives are not Bible-based and go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and I paraphrase),
when a girl asks the question "Why am I a lesbian?" His answer is that she was 'born that way' because of genetics (just as you were born right-handed, with brown eyes, etc.). Then he tells her to go out and "celebrate" her differences.
Another girl poses the question "I am living with my boyfriend. My parents say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?"
His reply is, "Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong."
Another question asks about God's forgiveness of sin. His reply "I do not forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive. There is no such thing as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone, do not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong, because the rule is "'judge not lest ye be judged."
Not only are these books the false doctrine of the devil, but in some instances quote (in error) the Word of God.
And the list goes on. These books (and others like it) are being sold to schoolchildren through (The Scholastic Book Club), and we need to be aware of what is being fed to our children.
The children of our nation are under attack. So I pray that you'd be sober and vigilant about teaching your children the Word of God, and guarding their exposure to worldly mediums, because our adversary, the devil, roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). We know that lions usually hunt for the slowest, weakest and YOUNGEST of its prey.
Pass this on to every Believer you know.
And, if you are in doubt, check out the books yourself.
Rabu, 05 Agustus 2009
SCARS OF LIFE
Some scars leave us feeling PAIN, others leave us feeling...PRECIOUS and WON OVER.
Some years ago, on a hot summer day in South Florida , a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks, and shirt as he went.
He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore. His father, working in the yard, saw the two as they got closer and closer together.
In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to his son as loudly as he could. Hearing his voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father. It was too late. Just as he reached his father, the alligator reached him.
From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs… That began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father, but the father was much too passionate to let go.
A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator. Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived. His legs were extremely torned by the vicious attack of the animal. And, on his arms, were deep scratches where his father's fingernails dug into his flesh in his effort to hang on to the son he loved.
The newspaper reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted his pant legs.. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter, 'But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too.
I have them because my Dad wouldn't let go.' You and I can identify with that little boy. We have scars, too. Not from an alligator, but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret.
But, some wounds are because God has refused to let go. In the midst of your struggle, He's been there holding on to you…The Scripture teaches that God loves you. You are a child of God. He wants to protect you and provide for you in every way.. But sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations, not
knowing what lies ahead…The swimming hole of life is filled with peril - and we forget that the enemy is waiting to attack.
That's when the tug-of-war begins - and if you have the scars of His love on your arms, be very, very grateful. He did not and will not ever let you go.
God has blessed you, so that you can be a blessing to others. You just never know where a person is in his/her life and what they are going through.
Never judge another person's scars, because you don't know how they got them. Also, it is so important that we are not selfish, to receive the blessings of these messages, without forwarding them to someone else.
Right now, someone needs to know that God loves them, and you love them, too - enough to not let them go.
Always Tell Your Family And Your Friends How Much You Love Them!!!
Selasa, 04 Agustus 2009
GL Garden 01-21-02 , Solok Paya Terubong 8, 11060 Penang , Malaysia
House Phone: 604-8277554 Hand Phone: 60165318276. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ephesians 4:11-12 (NKJV) 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Please pray for our ministry in India [10/8 to 30/8/2009]
When Where What
10/8/2009 arrive in Thiruchi
11/8/2009 Meeting with Pastors and Leaders -Unity /
Jesus outside His Church
11/8/2009 Travel at night by train to Kochi.
13/8/2009 Highland Immanuel Fellowship –Kochi -Unity
14/8/2009 -do- -Presence and Power
15/8/2009 Youth Retreat [Morning] -Joseph –A Marketplace
15/8/2009 Highland Immanuel Fellowship -Understanding Godhead
[The Community of God]
16/8/2009 -do- How to experience victory over the
enemy as a church?
17/8/2009 Time with pastors and leaders Jesus outside His church /
Restoring All Things /
18/8/2009 HIF [Kodanad] Marriage
19/8/2009 -do- Marriage
21/8/2009 Church Camp –Santhigiri Hearing God’s Voice [Prophetic
23/8/2009 -do- -do-
24/8/2009 Life Enrichment Center Father’s Heart
to [Thodupuzha] Father Issues
26/8/2009 Breaking Ungodly Cycles
28/8/2009 travel by train at night to Thiruchi
29/8/2009 Thiruchi [YWAM staff]
30/8/2009 travel back to Malaysia
Please keep us and what we do in prayer. Blessings.
Christopher and Vijaya.K