• Thoughts

    Christianity and the Problem of Slavery

    Just to share my thought which may be stupid to you, but please bear with my stupidity for a min 1. The Scriptures is a record of God’s dealing with mankind with respect around a few critical issues: One of it being SIN, in contrast to how an absolutely holy God deals with the creation. It is not a guideline to anti slavery. But there are TONS of scriptures on Slavery – God saw the cries of his people in Egypt, and God sent Moses  – Israel was under siege in Canaan, God sent Gideon, Samson and the judges – Leviticus Laws protected strangers and servants in laws to protect…

  • Diary

    A Simple Life

     But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Tim 6:6 It is no small feat, nothing more powerful than one’s desire to live a simple life; free from the struggles and strifes of getting more. Materialism takes another form; something far more deceitful and for more sinister; that when the chase for money, possession and power have led humanity to raise its ugly form that is so evidential today in our world. To live a simple life must force oneself to forsake the chase for the meaningless thing and trust in God for all my needs. And to do that, we will look beyond the physical world of this present moment…

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    American Gospel

    Years ago, I sat in a service, hearing some Christian leaders on the stage, talking about how it is ok for young people to get on tinder, or how to break up with their girlfriend or boyfriend, etc; I sat there grieving. At that time I was not sure why I was feeling so angry, sad, and aggrieved. Even among the church today, we are preaching a social gospel without Christ, but a social feel good psychology prep talk on how to be a good person. We are living in an age where pastors said they heard from God, but have proven how ‘impotent’ their god is, we hear preachers…

  • Bible Studies

    Died without hearing the gospel?

    Someone asked: For someone who has not heard of Jesus, the gospel or Christian; died without salvation and will he go to hell?Your question has a few assumptions that should be put into perspective before anyone can answer. 1. All have sinned regardless;2. Because all have sinned, all deserve death. (Punishment for eternity regardless).3. It is completely the Work of Christ that merits salvation.4. It is completely God’s prerogative on whom He shall show mercy and Grace. From the above premise, in my humble opinion, many may disagree, but in Romans 1:18 – 23 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of…

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    Diary

    Preparations

    For the last six weeks, I have been taking care of meals; from buying the ingredient, to cooking, and I do enjoy cooking and I am quite surprised at being delighted in such menial tasks comparing to going out and accomplishing big things like what Mercy is doing. I do not think I am ever capable of anything except living out my meaningless existence. For now, taking stock of what really does matter, is being here in a position to support my wife for her work; loving and taking care of Donut and Oreo, being a responsible son to my mother, and carrying out my duty at work. After so…

  • Daily Devotion

    Day 5: Doing the right thing

    Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. James 4:17 The last few days were hard, it is like a struggle of the old man and the new, wrestling the demons of self and the born again identity and eventually like all born again Christian must come to a conclusion – die to self. Doing what is right, is more important. The world will choose any other way than the right way because to be happy is more important than doing what is right. I googled it and I am shocked how many people will actually say that to be happy is…

  • Daily Devotion

    Day 4: Grace and Mercy that humbles me.

    For the Lord delights in his people, he crowns the humble with victory Psalms 149:4 Throughout the Scriptures, one resounding theme of a specific character trait of human beans that please God, that is humility. Opposite of that, pride, is the idolatry of self, that thinking we can be ‘god’. Humility redefines human’s struggle for self-autonomy, that includes our unreservedly self reliant on God for everything, including, and more important, our future. No matter how dark, or fussy, or uncertain it is, especially so, in today’s turmoil, can we give up the steering wheel of our lives, and let God take over? God’s grace and mercy extend to the humble…

  • Diary

    Day 3: Conduct of Christians

    “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” Ephesians 4:25-27 ESV I am confronted again and again over the years on a flaw and how much I have rationalized it away, is always a prick or a thorn in my soul. A Christian ought to have conducted themselves above reproach, and above questionable integrity, and how this part is something I’ve kept God away for ages, hoping God will overlook this part…

  • Daily Devotion

    Day 2: Saved by Grace

    There is nothing complicated about Christianity, however, man’s wicked devices have complicated the simple message of faith that is by grace, we are saved. The man asked about the signs, who are those four horsemen, who is the mystery Babylon, and the truth, none of these really matters. We can be great apologist, an accomplished theologian, and consummate religion guru, none will save us. Our pursuit of such knowledge is not the reason for our salvation, Christ is. The late Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones once said, if we are not changed by Grace, we are not saved by grace. That is the truth in the central doctrine and pillar of…