The Best Way to Test Yourself and Know Christ Lives in You

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Originally posted on WITNESS WELL:

The most compelling promise given in the Bible for believers is that Christ lives in you. It is a reality that our human minds cannot comprehend. For the Spirit-filled Christian, Christ is no longer an abstract image looking down from the heavens, but a real presence absorbed in their day-to-day life.

How does a believer make Jesus more real in their life?

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Why do I still feel guilty?

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Jerry Lingle:

Janet Boynes lived as a lesbian for 14 years and now leads a ministry to help others struggling with homosexuality http://christiannews.net/2015/05/09/former-lesbian-petitions-obama-to-hear-voices-of-those-christ-has-set-free-from-homosexuality/

Originally posted on WisdomForLife:

Eight possible reasons

You were in the wrong and you know it. You’ve sinned. What should you do? Confess your sins to God. Be honest with God. Come clean. Don’t make excuses.

Tell God that you know you’re wrong and you need His forgiveness. If you do this, scripture promises, “…if we confess our sins, God will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (see: I John 1:9).

But what should you do if you still feel guilty? Why do people struggle with guilt after confessing their sins to God? Why do they have difficultly accepting God’s forgiveness? Let me suggest eight possible reasons:

1. Unfinished business

Sometimes guilt remains because you need to finish things — to complete the circle of confession and make restitution. If a store clerk gives you too much change and you keep it or you speak hurtful words to someone and walk away…

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Kirsten Powers surprised by vitriol her book ‘The Silencing’ has elicited from the Left

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Jerry Lingle:

“At the core of Democrats is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.”
Powers has a chance at breaking free from that mindset –praying she will.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Fox News contributor and USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers’ new book, “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech,” is out today, and several media outlets, including The Daily Beast and The Daily Signal, are carrying excerpts. So far, word is positive overall.

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Gnostic Sex

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Jerry Lingle:

People need the LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on Don't Stop Believing:

A lot of us have been thinking the last couple of days about how our culture came to be where it is. The religious freedom piece may be the most important, but for now I want to focus on how our society came to believe that homosexual activity and changing one’s gender are perfectly natural activities worthy of praise. As I see it, there are two main catalysts.

  1. Modern Individualism

We are living in the age of Peak Enlightenment, when the modern focus on the self is approaching its climax. Western individuals can hardly be more obsessed with themselves and their rights, and we are now learning how such narcissism may do real harm to themselves and others. Society will continue to disintegrate as individuals wrangle over whose rights, freedoms, and dignity should be respected and whose must not be.

The Enlightenment taught us to follow the thoughts and desires…

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In Baltimore the elected officials are primarily black, as is the leadership of the police department, so the race card is hard to play

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by Bill O’Reilly
Last night I opined that the big loser in the Baltimore situation is the African-American community in that city and nationwide.

That’s because in order to succeed in America, you have to be competitive in the economic marketplace.

And that message is not getting through to many Americans.

Simply put: The government cannot provide prosperity, you have to make it happen.

False promises from politicians are really damaging America.

In Baltimore, the economic situation is dire and the crime problem in the African-American precincts is a scandal.

But most black citizens are honest, hard-working people and they are looking for opportunity.

But the rioting has now diminished that opportunity big time.

For example, Baltimore is a big convention city.  Twenty-nine meetings were set for this year alone — an estimated $138 million to Baltimore in convention business.

But now conventions are starting to cancel.

The Baltimore Orioles, a big revenue driver for the city.

Today the Orioles played a game in front of zero spectators, nobody allowed into the park.

So all the vendors, many of them young people, will lose a payday.

And they’ll lose three paydays over the weekend, as the Orioles were supposed to play Tampa in Baltimore but are now moving the games to Florida.

I could give you scores, pardon the pun, of other examples.

It is a fact that irresponsible criminals in Baltimore have once again hurt good folks, this time on a mass level.

The city will take years to recover.

That means more poverty, more law breaking, more deprivation.

And that means more confrontations with the police.

Look, inner city policing is perhaps the most difficult job in the country.

That being said, there is no excuse for brutality, and any kind of police violence — unless in self-defense — has to be adjudicated.

It is quite clear that many African-Americans believe they are not treated fairly in the criminal justice system.

So our elected officials must now deal with that on a factual basis.

In Baltimore the elected officials are primarily black, as is the leadership of the police department, so the race card is hard to play.

Nevertheless, we hear some really dumb things from politicians.

Here’s one of them:

BALTIMORE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT BERNARD C. “JACK” YOUNG (D): “I made a comment out of frustration and anger when I called our children ‘thugs.’  They’re not thugs.  They’re just misdirected.  We need to direct them on a different path by creating opportunities for them because they see hopelessness.”

With all due respect, the government cannot create opportunities for young people who are uneducated, disrespectful, and unmotivated.

That is impossible.  Personal behavior dictates failure, and no phony promise will change that.

So let’s stop making false promises and excuses.

Like this one:

CNN last night

BALTIMORE CITY COUNCILMAN CARL STOKES (D): “No, of course it’s not the right word to call our children ‘thugs.’  These are children who have been set aside, marginalized, who have not been engaged by us.  No, we don’t have to call them thugs.”

ERIN BURNETT, CNN HOST: “But how does that justify what they did?  I mean, that’s a sense of right and wrong.  They know it’s wrong to steal and burn down a CVS and an old person’s home.  I mean, come on.”

STOKES: “Come on?  So calling them thugs – just call them n******.  Just call them n******.”

A very emotional statement by Councilman Stokes.  But again, if the children have been marginalized in Baltimore, it is largely the fault of their parents — not the country, not the police.

Again, the city of Baltimore has been run by black politicians and the Democratic Party for decades.

So who exactly is marginalizing the children, forcing them to commit violent crimes?

Who?

Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev’s family’s trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

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Jerry Lingle:

The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars What a country–and they still want to Kill you.

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

Free Republic

The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news.

As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25’s Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you.

Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of the defense team’s strategy to save Tsarnaev. While it’s unclear when their flight started, we know the last part of it came through Amsterdam and landed at Logan Airport and cost nearly $2,500 per person.

The cost to put them up at the Hampton Inn at the government rate: almost $200…

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