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How Can We Know What Is True?

The diversity of beliefs and ideas in our world today is enough to make your head spin! Something may sound good, but is it true? And how do we know?

The news concerning the possible overthrow of Roe v. Wade this week is a good example. Both sides are adamant that their opinion is right, but no two viewpoints could be more different.

And that’s not all. Even within Christianity, we find differences of opinion on matters of great importance. Certainly, everything that is put forth can’t be true. So how do we know what is right and what is wrong?

There is only one way. And that is to read and study the Bible. I’m not talking about studying books about the Bible (although some of them are good). I am talking about reading and studying God’s Word for yourself.

My pastor recommends using a Bible Reading Plan. There are excellent plans to read the entire Bible in one year. In this way, you can ensure that you are reading all of the Bible. This is vitally important to understanding the whole counsel of God’s Word.

I am most thankful that my pastor encourages personal Bible study. Nothing could be more important in the life of anyone who wants to follow Jesus and live by Truth. We have to take personal responsibility for being a discerning and wise Christian. Sitting in church services is not enough. We must personally study God’s Word.

We can only judge between what is wrong and what is right when we know what God says to be true. We can know this only from Scripture.”

TIM CHALLIES, THE DISCIPLINE OF SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT

God has given the Church a great gift: the Bible. It is the only source of pure Truth. We can trust it. And we must.

In a world where accepting new ideas is so popular and widespread, we have to remember to hold it all before the light of God’s Word.

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17 NIV

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

“The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7 NIV

“All your words are true;
    all your righteous laws are eternal.” Psalm 119:160 NIV

It is my prayer that we will highly esteem God’s Word and honor it in our lives by obeying Him and trusting His ways as we seek truth in a complicated and diverse world.

With Love, Cindy

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Supreme Court and the Mississippi Abortion Law

What is this case all about?

  • The Mississippi law, which makes most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy, is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.
  • Roe, is the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion and barred states from banning the procedure before fetal viability.
  • At stake is the state’s right to legislate abortion. Is abortion really a constitutionally protected right?

According to New York Times reporter, Carl Hulse, the Supreme Court is likely to release its decision in the case at the end of its term in June or early July. In the meantime, America is talking about women’s rights and the rights of the unborn child. At least we’re talking about it. And that’s my point. We should be talking about it.

At some point, we have to think about what abortion really is before we can honestly decide how we feel about it and judge its merits. We can’t shut out reality just because we have good reasons to help out a woman with an unwanted pregnancy.

In my view, whether it happens at 15 weeks gestation or 24 weeks, it’s still taking a human life. Does anyone argue with that? And that’s the real issue, isn’t it? Should it be legal to take a human life? Should it be a constitutional right?

We have to lay the cards on the table. We have to look at all the facts, not just the ones that support our opinion. We must carefully consider the evidence provided by both sides.

Although it is tragic if a woman dies from an illegal abortion, it is still important to look at some of the facts we may rather not face. Especially the fact that that is your baby growing inside of you. The following link describes the growth of your unborn child.

https://www.webmd.com/baby/ss/slideshow-fetal-development

ARRIVED!

What God says:

Psalm 139:13-16 “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

God was intentional in every aspect of our individual creation. He has a plan and purpose for every human life from conception.

Let’s think about this…

With Love, Cindy

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Friday’s Verse, 4/23/21

“You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
    and will protect us forever from the wicked,
 who freely strut about
    when what is vile is honored by the human race. Psalm 12:7-8 NIV

With Love, Cindy

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