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Love and Murder

Today I am thinking about love and murder. Love is the opposite of murder. Jesus, during the sermon on the mount gave addendum's to the Law "you shall not commit murder". Murder always begins in the heart. That is why he said that if you even become angry you shall be guilty before the court. That is because anger is the seed for murder. He said, if you say to your brother you good for nothing you shall be guilty before the Supreme Court. Name-calling indicates that you have a spirit of murder welling up within you. Then he says that if you curse someone you are guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. That is because cursing shows hatred, a desire to murder even though that desire may not be carried out to the act. So if your anger boils to the point of cursing or thinking harm towards someone else you have murdered in your heart. Yesterday my wife and I had traveled to Dallas, Texas, so that I could take a nursing certification exam. On the way home we stopped by my mo

It's a Journal

I have been writing this blog for five years now. When I began to write I did so because the Lord had called me into evangelism. I wrote as a means to tell the world about Jesus and what He has done. I quickly learned that the majority of everyone who read what I wrote are themselves followers of the Lord Jesus Christ so I began to write about doctrine. The Lord is now guiding me into a new direction with this blog and it is where I probably should have been in the first place; that is to simply write about my walk with the Lord Jesus Christ as I follow Him along the narrow way. Therefore, going forward "A Slave of Jesus Christ" will look more like a journal than anything else. I will be journaling a few times a week and then posting publicly what I write. I am constantly thinking about things that the Lord is showing me from His word and also working out the things put into my path (struggles) as I follow after Jesus, seeking to become more like Him. The things th

Every Tear

I often feel sad; I could elaborate, but that would only be complaining. This world is a very difficult place to live in, but the Lord Jesus Christ said, "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 [NASB]). People make the gospel out to be so many different things and declaring by their own set of rules who is saved and who is not. The Lord Jesus Christ promised eternal life to whoever believes in Him (John 3:16), I choose to follow Him. In His Father's house Jesus is the Sheppard and He will guide all who believe in Him to springs of the water of life and wipe away every tear out of our eyes (Rev 7:17). I pray that you hear His voice and come follow Him.

Life Liberty and Property

I have been thinking lately about politics in America and the governments of man. I am a Christian; a believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ through faith. Until the Lord calls me home to His Father's house I remain in this world. I therefore believe that there are two kingdoms; the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of man. The Kingdom of God is an authoritarian ruled Kingdom. God is in charge and what He says is Law. Authoritarian rule in the Kingdom of God is good, because God is good; He is abounding with lovingkindness and truth. Authoritarian rule in the kingdom of man is never good, because men are not good; men are murderers, liars, and thieves. They hate other men and therefore do them harm, they lie to get what they want, and take what is not their own. I am no better, I have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. I have been justified (declared righteous by God) as a gift, by His grace, redeemed

Salvation From Sin

I've been thinking a lot lately while out on a run about salvation from sin. Salvation is said to be a onetime event that happens in a person's life. That statement is true, the moment that you believed in and trusted in Jesus Christ you were saved; but I have also come to understand that we are being saved and yet to be saved. So if we who are abiding in Jesus and He in us are saved what then are we being saved from and what are we yet to be saved from? I have heard men say that salvation means that we are saved from the wrath of God. Amen, we are saved from what we deserve for our sin, the eternal wrath of almighty God. As incredible as that is the amazing thing is that it is not all. I would say that salvation from the wrath of God is a part of salvation and not the whole, salvation in whole is salvation from sin. The very moment that you went from unbelief to belief in the Son of God Jesus Christ you were justified (declared righteous by God), as a gift, by His gr