Whatever Happened To Shame?

There’s a fundamental shift that is happening today.  It used to be that when you did something wrong, your conscience guided you.  Google defines our conscience as, “an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior.”  The Bible talks of when a conscience is seared our ability to rightly discern what is good and bad, right or wrong, moral and immoral are compromised.  The effects of this happening are catastrophic both for individuals and our culture at large.  In a time where many don’t want to call any behavior right or wrong,  this can only lead to chaos.

God gave us His Word, the Bible, to be the guide for every aspect of life and culture.  It is Truth.  Jesus said that He was the way, the truth, and the life and that no man comes to the Father except through Him.  The reason mankind can’t have access to the Father God except through Jesus is because of sin.  It is sin that separates us from a Holy God.  This is one thing that sets Christianity apart from other religions–what do you do with a sinful heart?

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I Was a Skeptic of “The Shack,” Then I Spoke With the Author

This post first appeared on christianpost.com.

I have just seen the movie The Shack for the second time and have read the book three times. Can you tell I’m a fan? Initially, I was quite a skeptic.

People had warned me not to read the book. And when I heard that God, who is called Papa, was portrayed as a large black woman, I really wasn’t inspired to read it. You should know that I have known the Lord for 40 years; I am very protective of doctrine and orthodoxy.

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The Day I Realized America’s Miscarriage of Justice

This post first appeared as a guest post by Rene on the bound4life.com blog and charismanews.com.

It’s significant that a prayer vigil with Bound4LIFE is called a “Silent Siege.”

This public prayer witness carries a distinct difference from the atmosphere of many protests that occur on Capitol Hill, specifically at the U.S. Supreme Court. The people praying are silent, yet definitely it is a Siege—things are most certainly happening!

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