by Matt Slick
- Devotional - What does it mean for God to discipline us? First of all, it means God loves the one whom he is disciplining (Hebrews 12:6). Second, it means that God is working correction into the person whom he loves. If you've been a Christian for any length of time, you have probably experienced the discipline of God. It can be very strong or it can be very gentle. Either way, it is the loving grace of God to be disciplined by him.
Sometimes God communicates to us via scripture where he enlightens the word of God to our hearts and our minds and brings us to the place of confrontation with our sin. Other times, God uses events that are out of the ordinary. They are too "coincidental" to be coincidental. In these times, God is getting our attention. Our responsibility is to listen and change. That is, we are to repent, to have a new mind, a new attitude. This is important because behavior flows out of belief. So, if what you believe is changed, your behavior will change also.
If God is communicating to you one way or another that something in your life needs to change, then decide to change it. Work on your attitude. Work on your desire to honor him because of what he's done for us through Jesus' death on the cross. Change your mind so you can change your actions.
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect," (Rom. 12:2).
- Homosexuality - I released an article today about homosexuality. There was an ESPN newscaster, Chris Broussard, who spoke out about a basketball player who has come out publicly stating he is gay. If you're interested in reading the article you can find it by going to the What's New section on CARM.
- CARM Redesign - The CARM redesign is still under way. The new Look is being fine tuned. The navigation system and layout are the same. We are adding new features like member log in, favorites, recommended pages option, the ability to see everything you've ordered, the total of contributions, forums integration, Facebook integration, Amazon store integration, etc. So, be patient. It should be out by the end of May.
- CARM APP For Phones - The CARM Phone APP is out, but only for the Android. Apple has rejected it. I have received a few emails from people with suggestions on what to do. Thank you. I hope to get to them soon, after I'm not so busy.
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- Just a note of thanks for your years of tireless work to prove God to people of obstinate views which must be unbearably frustrating to deal with. How you manage to keep your head, calm and politeness is a tribute to you, please keep up the good work, you've certainly renewed my faith at the very least! Thanks again, and to all the team at CARM,who I'm sure are equally determined and active in bringing God to the masses.
- I am going to church every sunday i m to much happy thanks for jesus christ that take me to his home I hope to serve father's home and I say thanks for you that give me a hope I search a lot for a site that guid me to change my religon but yoursite was the onlyone that hope me and say to me read this text and from now you are achristian after that i escape from my country and now i study christian in achurch and pray thanks God
- It is clearly written in the Word of God, that the body of Christ is the church. Your synopsis of The Way International as a cult and its followers being lost in deception is against the will of God, and in direct disobedience to Jesus Christs commandment to love one another, unconditionally. You accuse, and judge, therefore also making you in violation of the entire subject matter of Romans Chapter 2. While I will not criticize your narrow minded approach to Gods Word, I will call you a fool, for generalizing an entire group of Christians who DO Gods Word, and don't just talk about it. You should be more careful, as you will be judged according to your works.
- I didn't know it was possible to hate anyone as much as I hate you. All you bloodsucking parasites think that it is okay to get unlimited amounts of free work out of people (after you've taken the bloodstained-sweatstained dollars from our calloused hands). I can hardly keep up with the work I've got to do now. I don't need more work to do. I hate you; I curse you; I consider it my Christian duty to pray for your death. Only paid Christians are under the great commission, because no work can be done without pay: Deut. 25:4; Matt. 10:10; Luke 10:7; 1 Cor. 9: 7, 9, 14; 1 Tim. 5:18; 2 Tim 2:6; Prov. 14:23. Last year we paid over 10 billion dollars to the clergy, and we don't have a single soul to show for it. I could put 6 million missionaries in the field for a year if I didn't have to your sorry asses. Do you really think that I am going to offer to do free handyman work around some stranger's house for free when I can hardly keep up the maintenance on my own house? I absolutely hate you and curse you. "Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest..." Hard working lay people are not under any "great commission." All evangelical efforts (work) are for the paid Christian only. Read Paul's letters to Timothy. These letters are not addressed to the church, nor are there any instructions that they be read in church. They are addressed to a full time paid professional minister of the gospel. Paul preached door to door and house to house. This is your job, and you should be doing it six days a week and 12 hours a day. How long will you continue to rob the poor? Again, I curse you to the fires of hell. May the demons in hell, who already know your name, rip you limb from limb and rejoice in hearing your screams thoughout eternity.