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I Need A New Church

April 4, 2012

Last summer I got ostracized from my church of almost 20yrs after starting seminary with the Council of Native American Churches and dropping out of their bible school.  I also looked into the ancient Vedic scriptures and teachings, which are older then the bible.  I tried to get an appointment with my Pastor, but he would not sit down to talk with me.  This was very Christ like of him….NOT!  I do have 2 ministry organizations that I work and associate with, but not a set Christian church I am a part of right now.  So I am seeking.  I find that my ministry and knowledge are being enhanced, and I am a better witness for God, knowing how others praise and worship.  I feel enhanced, not lead astray, like some think.  I am out of the box.  I can associate with East Indians, Native Americans, Islam, and other religions by knowing and learning of them…we all worship the same main God.  This takes nothing away from the teachings of Jesus, but these religions teach about Jesus and tell their people to also follow his teachings.  People are scared of learning this for some odd reason.

I am now seeking a church.  I am not a hypocrite, to where I just go because its what to do on Sundays.  I go when I feel I need to go in my spirit.  If I don’t feel like going, I don’t.  It is draining to go and be bored or go and not really want to be there.  How many people are sitting in churches Sunday, after Sunday and the hearts and minds are someplace else?  Another thing, I don’t believe one should always give money to the churches.  Tithes and offerings can be given elsewhere, and into things one feels in their spirit, their heart, they should place the funds.  I give to my ministry organizations, that I work with.  Is this wrong?  Only God can judge this.  I do not want to feel that I am giving because some man on a platform keeps drilling into the people week after week on doing so.  We can all read the word for ourselves I know for one, I don’t need to be reminded constantly.  After a while, you see on peoples faces in the pews or seats, “Oh No, he is going to give a mini-sermon on tithes and offerings.”  One can see the countenances go down.  Those that are smiling are putting on their best holy fake smile.  I am tired of going through this.  So if any one knows of a good, genuine, non-judgmental, non-denominational, full-gospel church in Central Ohio, by all means let me know.  One I don’t have to dress up at or feel I am in a fashion show, or break out my best college theological brain.  I just want some good positive word, a good based to where I can come and go as I please, and not some mega money church either.  I love a simple, sweet, essence of the word.  No pressures, no judgements.  Also a good praise and worship service would be nice also.

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Giving a Blessing vs Wishing Luck and Fortune (Faith vs Chance)

July 29, 2010

When we ask some one to wish us Luck, or Fortune do we really know what we are asking? How about when we ask someone to Bless us or give us a Blessing? We ought to know these things because we are responsible for every word that comes out of our mouths, and what we say can come to pass. Do you live by CHANCE or do you live by FAITH?

DEFINITIONS
To Bless – to hallow or consecrate by religious rite or word, to invoke divine care for, to speak well of, to confer prosperity or happiness upon.
A Blessing – the act or words of one that blesses, approval, encouragement, a thing conducive to happiness or welfare, grace or prayer said usually at a meal.
Luck – a force that brings good fortune or adversity, the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual, favoring chance.
to prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune, to come upon something desirable by chance.
Fortune– a hypothetical force or personified power that unpredictably determines events and issues favorably or unfavorably, prosperity attained partly through luck, the turns and courses of luck accompanying one’s progress, happen chance.

Now that you know, what would you rather have, would you rather have a blessing spoken over you or for you, or would like to have some one wish you luck or fortune.
This only matters if you live by Chance or live by Faith.
Your choice.