Tired of Pain and Suffering

Frankly, serving God and the public as a pastor, is not always an easy commitment for my life’s work.  Daily, I receive tear jerking letters from people who are tired of the pain and suffering that their family, friends and themselves often endure.Very rarely, do such letters omit the question, ‘why does God permit so much pain and suffering to go on in this world?’Is pain and suffering the plan that God has for your life?  It took me years to realize myself, who is actually responsible for the pain and suffering many of us have and or now experiencing. Who is the Ruler of This World?In answering who is the ruler of this world, we can consult God’s word, the Bible, which tells us that the world belongs to Satan.  Please consider how Satan attempted to sway Jesus…

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Why is Satan Allowed To Rule This World

Inspiration Why is satan allowed to rule this world How did it come to be that God has allowed Satan to rule the world in consideration that the Bible informs us that “In the beginning, when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water. Then God commanded, “Let there be light”—and light appeared. God was pleased with what he saw. Then he separated the light from the darkness, and he named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening passed and morning came.....”? (Genesis 1:1-25) The Bible further informs us that “Then God said, And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the…

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Who is Satan?

 As previously discussed the Bible states that Satan is currently in charge of this world.   Even Jesus Christ Himself, shortly before His arrest and crucifixion, acknowledged Satan’s authority: “I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me” (John 14:30)Satan cleverly influences world events by injecting his evil ideas into the minds of human beings, much as a television transmitter broadcasts its signal into the air to be received in people’s homes.  This analogy can help us see why Scripture calls Satan the “prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were…

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Will I Go To Heaven

Many people in my congregation ask me, “do you think I will go to heaven when I die?”  Although it would be interesting to text God for a list of those who may be on a heavenly approval list, should one exist, the Bible tells us, that no one but God knows who will be admitted.Only God knows what is in a persons heart.   Jesus tells us that “Only God knows our hearts, and only He knows whether a person has sincerely put his faith in Christ as his Lord and Savior.” (Matthew 7:1).   Additionally, Jesus has told us that “the gateway to life (heaven) is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”  (Matthew 7:14)Don’t Be FooledGoing to church every week, tithing and confessing our sins to Jesus Christ, is…

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