(2 of 2)On another thought… The Bible (God’s Word) has lasted throughout history and will continue to last. It has proven to be true throughout history and throughout my own life that God’s plan will always prevail no matter what happens. The reason that other religions have yet to prevail is because the Holy Spirit is at work. God allows things to happen according to His plan through the Holy Spirit.
All of this to say… I do agree that church and state should be separated. However, this does not mean that Bible Verses should not be able to be used as encouragement for the football players.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
This in my opinion describes the world today. People have become so wrapped up in themselves that they have forgotten the reason they were created. However, where do they expect to go when they die? The American dream is to go to college, get a good education, get a good job, get rich, and die happy. But what happens to this when we die? Is there really any purpose in that? When you die and you meet God face to face, you will have to tell Him that you lived your life pleasing yourself and ignoring His existence.
Let me leave you with the thought that the opportunity for a relationship with God who loves you more that you could imagine is there. It’s up to you to recognize His existence and invite Him to be your life. I can also promise you that when you do die, you will know the truth and you will not get another chance to change your mind when that day comes. :/
(1 of 2) First of all let me say that I am sorry to all of you who have had encounters with ‘Fake Christians’. It’s sad that I would have to apologize for them and that they do exist. I also would like to say that not all Christians are ‘Fake’. There are many people in the world who claim to be Christian but have never had a relationship with the True Holy God. I am not trying to say that I am perfect or that I am any better than any of you. However, I do know that my God exist; that He is Omniscient, Omni-present, all powerful, all loving, & 100% Holy. I am glad to say that by His grace I can walk in a personal relationship with Him and that I will meet Him face to face one day in Heaven to spend eternity with Him. I am not any of the things that my God is, and I am thankful for that because I would fail miserably. I am not perfect and like many other Christians I do make mistakes. I am thankful that my God sent His Son Jesus Christ not only to save us from our sins that we so easily commit, but to also be an example of how we should live our lives. I also do agree that this issue is the sign of the times and it does break my heart. I am glad to know that I can have a personal relationship with my God that CREATED me to bring glory to Him. When it comes to evolution think about these points: 1. Darwin developed his theory of evolution based upon Finches and the fact that they had different beaks, while admitting that he just didn’t want to believe in God and Creation. 2. The finches that he based his theory on ARE STILL FINCHES. 3. Darwin said that if his theory of evolution were true then we would find it in the fossil records… we have not; however, we have found evidence of biblical disasters such as the flood. 4. (Considering the ‘Big Bang Theory’) Who put the universe in existence in order for it to bang? 5. If the motto of evolution goes something like “from the goo, to the zoo, to you” then who put the goo there? 6. The basis for the thought that we as humans evolved from apes comes from the fact that apes and humans have 96% dna similarities, however that makes for millions of differences. Watermelons and clouds both are made up on 96% water; however, that doesn’t mean that they are the same or have ever been. 7. Apes and Humans and many other creatures have a common design, but wouldn’t that mean that they have a common creator? 8. Considering the amount of diff creatures/organisms living on this earth and their uniqueness, wouldn’t it make more sense that the perfect God created all of those things for His glory? 9. Think of something as amazing and unique as the human eye and its amazing abilities; and even the human brain and its thought capacity. It seems pretty crazy to me to think that it just happened. 10. To say that life just happened would be like saying that an airplane can be created by putting all of its parts into a box and shaking it up and out comes the airplane.