• Thoughts

    Unholy Worship?

    Should we sing songs from Bethel, Jesus Culture, Elevation Bands or Hillsongs? The guiding principles for worship music that one should consider, if songs from Bethel and Hillsongs should be used. 1. The Christian faith is led and formed in the primary truth of the Word of God. Not that experience is not important, it has its place with the Christian experience. Not that crying, feeling emotionally charged, overwhelming lyrics and music to lift one’s spirit. The last 50 years where the church today, is influenced by the emotional-driven Christianity promoted by mostly the American charismatic movement (namely hillsongs, bethel) and bands like Jesus Culture, Elevation Worship etc, that the…

  • Daily Devotion

    Staying Loyal

    Paul, an emissary of Jesus the Anointed commissioned by God’s will according to the promise of life found only in Jesus the Anointed, to you, my dear child Timothy.  May grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus the Anointed be yours.  Timothy, you are constantly in my prayers. Day and night I remember you before God and give thanks to Him Whom I serve with a clean conscience, as did my ancestors. I really want to see you, especially when I remember how you cried the last time we were together. Yes, I know it would make me joyful to see you again. What strikes…

  • Daily Devotion,  Thoughts

    The Two Trees in Eden

    Some observations while reading through the bible again. I did not notice this before. Genesis 2:15-17 The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die. First, besides being the first gardener of the human race, Adam was charged to watch over Eden. There is a responsibility not just being a gardener, but to…

  • 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…

  • Diary,  Thoughts

    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…

  • Preparation of dinner
    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…