The professor of a university challenged his students with this question. "Did God create everything that exists?" A student answered bravely, "Yes, he did". The professor then asked, "If God created everything, then he created evil. Since evil exists (as noticed by our own actions), so God is evil. The student couldn't respond to that statement causing the professor to conclude that he had "proved" that "belief in God" was a fairy tale, and therefore worthless. Another student raised his hand and asked the professor, "May I pose a question? " "Of course" answered the professor. The young student stood up and asked : "Professor does Cold exists?" The professor answered, "What kind of question is that? ...Of course the cold exists... haven't you ever been cold?" The young student answered, "In fact sir, Cold does not exist. According to the laws of Physics, what we consider cold, in fact is the absence of heat. Anything is able to be studied as long as it transmits energy (heat). Absolute Zero is the total absence of heat, but cold does not exist. What we have done is create a term to describe how we feel if we don't have body heat or we are not hot." "And, does Dark exist?", he continued. The professor answered "Of course". This time the student responded, "Again you're wrong, Sir. Darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in fact simply the absence of light. Light can be studied, darkness can not. Darkness cannot be broken down. A simple ray of light tears the darkness and illuminates the surface where the light beam finishes. Dark is a term that we humans have created to describe what happens when there's lack of light." Finally, the student asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?" The professor replied, "Of course it exists, as I mentioned at the beginning, we see violations, crimes and violence anywhere in the world, and those things are evil." The student responded, "Sir, Evil does not exist. Just as in the previous cases, Evil is a term which man has created to describe the result of the absence of God's presence in the hearts of man." After this, the professor bowed down his head, and didn't answer back. You can Look around the room and count the light bulbs or see which direction the sun comes from, but none of you can count the source of darkness ! Jesus was placed in a dark world to be the light of the world, but men loved darkness rather than light John 3:19.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.- Arise from your sleeping nature, stand up and claim the Victory that Christ has won. Realize the Light inside you. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, - After you claim the Victory and proclaim the name of Christ be careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences, don't walk blindly into danger. History has been written on the statement of "I didn't see it that way until now" 1 Thessalonians 5:22 says to avoid even the appearance of evil.A wise man walks circumspectly ! A fool is blind. 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. - Redeeming the time means to act now, stand now, proclaim now. Because the days are evil and men love darkness rather than light , If we don't let our light shine then the darkness will claim its victory. Power never ceases it only changes hands. If we sit and do nothing then evil will prevail, or win. There is only good and evil, if good is not working then evil is. Proclaim Jesus boldly today before its to late not just for you but those who need to hear of the greatness that is God. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke) Passiveness is what caused the fall of man !
Just like a "Christian" you know, Musicians/Bands are still flesh and can be led astray...careful how you purge your music. Beware of false profits....AKA: Those who feel in thier hearts are walking the right path but are leading others wrong. The person may or may not realize the wrong they do. I have been guilty of it myself ... To God be the Glory alone ! I love to educate / Knowledge is power Here is some Genre Definitions. WIKIPEDIA Christian rock: is a form of rock music played by individuals and bands whose members are Christians and who often focus the lyrics on matters concerned with the Christian faith. The extent to which their lyrics are explicitly Christian varies between bands. Many bands who perform Christian rock have ties to the contemporary Christian music labels, media outlets, and festivals, while other bands are independent. Christian country music: (sometimes marketed as Country Gospel or Inspirational Country) is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. Christian country music is a form of Christian music and a subgenre of both Gospel music and Country music. Christian hip hop: (originally Gospel rap, also known as Christian rap, Gospel hip hop, or holy hip hop) is hip hop music characterized by a Christian worldview, with the general purposes of evangelization (Christian mission work), edifying members of the church and/or simply entertaining Gospel music: is a Christian musical genre. Like other forms of Christian music, the creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace.
Over the last few weeks I’ve begun studying a passage of scripture that has really transformed the way I live my everyday life. I believe so much in the power of this text, that I wish to share it to all of you, in hopes that it will help you in your walk with The Lord. I want to open up and just admit to you how crazy life has been for me over the last few months. And when I say crazy, I don’t mean bad. I just mean crazy. There have just been an incredible amount changes in my life that all seem to be happening at once. And regardless of what I do to try slow things down, and re-think where I am headed, I feel like God is simply saying “Just trust me.” So guess what? That’s exactly what I am doing, and I pray that this post will help you to do the same. Hebrews 12:2 says this, “fix your eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” And the part I want you to focus on is, “fix your eyes on Jesus.” For some reason those five words stood highlighted to my gazing eyes. I am not sure if I had read this text before, but I am almost positive that this is the first time I’ve actually understood its power. As I read it I felt this warm sensation fall over my body, as if God was telling me, “See! I told you.” And He was right. He was definitely right. I guess I’ve realized the answer to any problem, hardship, or ailment in my life. Wanna know what it is? Ok, get ready… FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS. Yup, that’s it. Some of you might think that’s silly, but others of you just read those five words and felt the same spiritual sensation I did. Why? Because you got honest with yourself and realized how powerfully true that statement is. So many of us are trying to do things on our own, when all God want’s is for us to do things with Him. We think we aren’t ready for the things ahead, but we forget that we are the ones who asked for them. We are the ones who prayed for them. And we are the ones who God has been molding to take on the tasks He has put before us. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying I know you personally, or know exactly what you’re going through. But what I am saying is this… FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS and you will not be strayed wrong. Fix your eyes on Jesus. He will never steer you wrong. - Jarrid Wilson
In Gods work sometimes it takes many, many people to come together with a loving heart and make a difference. We have stepped out on faith in this "Music Evangelism" 3 of the 5 of us are Surrendered Ministers of God, and we are still wondering about Chase! lol. Bobby(whom we are very proud of) is a teenager seeking Gods will on his life. We have all put our faith in what God wants for our lives, not what we want. We don't ask for money, we only ask for a word to be past on about us. If you can't reach the world around you then let us try, but we need help to do it. According to our charts , with Facebook alone we have reached over 700 people in september. We have other sites we link through like Twitter, Myspace, Reverbnation. Jesus has to be presented to the world. If we don't take a stand souls will continue to be lost. It is Gods will that NONE should parish ! Take a stand with us today, JESUS was beaten almost to death and then hanged out to die on the cross for you and me , when what WE really deserved was to burn ! He overcame death to save my soul, and has given me eternal life in Heaven as well as a new life here on earth. All because someone took a stand. Share our links, spread the free recordings, pass on a card, or just tell someone about us. And we will usher Jesus right into their life. Thanks to our family and friends who already support us, we love you and appreciate it. God Bless You All
So here is something on my heart ..... My whole life i never heard all these different styles of "Christian" music and I never remember hearing about how God loved me in the fashion that he does. I'm very curious of something , was it ever portrayed to me in a loving Fashion ? Some say "well ,lead a lost soul to the church" Jesus said take the Church to the Lost Soul . see our problems today are these! 1. We invite people to church, tell them God loves them , but tear them to peices like a dog when they stumble. 2. We invite them to church , right after telling that filthy joke at work. 3. We invite them to church , after sitting in the bar and defiling ourself. 4. We invite them to church , after living the way We as flesh see fit. then they say ..well why am i going to hell if "they " arent ? 5. We invite the waitress or waitor to church , after making a filthy mess like an animal and not tipping but a couple of bucks. OR......My personal favorite 6. I'm not going to Invite them to church, this is the bible belt. they know God is real, they know where they need to be ...... My friends if theses are you, I pray you speak with My Father about them and make it right. Daddy said it was his will that ALL be saved. The Bible says if you seek Gods face and Eat of his word, and apply it to your life that even your enemies will have nothing against you. (apply them to "YOUR" life, not everyone elses) . The most influencial Christians i have encountered in my old Lost state....Loved me and accepted me for who i was. They made it clear that they would not be a part of my devilish ways or be around them, but when i was in their environment or just out in public. They always showed concern for me.........here is a Life verse for. Let your light so shine before men , that they may see "YOUR" good works, and glorify "YOUR" Father which is in heaven. Matt 5:16.
1 Cor 15.1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 15.2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 15.3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 15.4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 15.5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 15.6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 15.7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 15.8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. 15.9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 15.10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 15.11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. The belief of Christ's death and resurrection, is the foundation of Christianity. Remove this, and all our hopes for eternity sink at once. And it is by holding this truth firm, that Christians stand in the day of trial, and are kept faithful to God. We believe in vain, unless we keep in the faith of the gospel. This truth is confirmed by Old Testament prophecies; and many saw Christ after he was risen. Paul was highly favoured, but he always had a low opinion of himself, and expressed it. When sinners are, by Divine grace, turned into saints, God causes the remembrance of former sins to make them humble, diligent, and faithful. He ascribes to Divine grace all that was valuable in him. True believers, though not ignorant of what the Lord has done for, in, and by them, yet when they look at their whole conduct and their obligations, they are led to feel that none are so worthless as they are. All true Christians believe that Jesus Christ, and him crucified, and then risen from the dead, is the center and substance of Christianity. All the apostles agreed in this testimony; by this faith they lived, and in this faith they died. Can you say this day that you hold true to the Gospel of Christ ?