Three Dangerous Traps to Christians by Richard Bennett at Stuart Quint (translated to Filipino by Haydee Lasco)
Nagpapatuloy ang pagbitag ng Iglesia Katoliko
sa mga Kristiano gamit ang ibat-ibang paraan ng panlilinlang. Nagbabago man ang
kanilang taktika, nananatili ang pakay ng Romano Katoliko na akitin ang mga tao
sa kanilang likong pananampalataya.
Ang panlaban ng Iglesia Katoliko sa
Repormasyon noong labing anim na siglo (16th century) – at hanggang
sa ngayon – ay ang Kontra-Repormasyon. Gumagamit sila ng kumbinasyon ng
panlilinlang, intriga at pag-uusig. Ang nangunguna sa pagsulong ng Kontra-Repormasyon
ay ang mga Jesuits, isang
relihiyosong organisasyon na itinatag noong 1530 ni Ignatius ng Loyola. Tatlong
mapanganib na bitag o taktika ang ginagamit ng Romano Katoliko para malabanan
ang Repormasyon at maakit sa maling pananampalataya ang…
The book of Ruth portrays a beautiful picture of Ruth, Naomi’s daughter-in-law. Naomi urged her not to go with her in going back to Israel, but Ruth insisted saying, “your people shall be my people and your God my God”. Ruth did more than what was requested or required. She was willing to go the extra mile. As a Moabite, she put herself in danger and humiliation when she gleaned in the field of an Israelite. But Ruth humbled herself and kept going the…
Ang Basket ng Pagkalinga ng Dios sa mga Ina (Handog kay Mylene ng TBC Mothers and Singles)
Alcohol – alcohol ay parang disiplina. Masakit sa una, subalit nagbibigay lunas sa anumang sakit ng kaluluwa, at nagtataboy ng anumang kasalanan na sisira sa kaluluwa
Cotton – malambot na panglinis at pang-apply ng anumang gamot, o panglinis ng balat. Ito ay malinis at banayad. Kahit anumang ipahid sa balat ay hindi nagiging mahirap. Ganito ang pagmamahal ng Dios. Banayad sa ating kaluluwa. Hindi siya nakikitungo sa atin ayon sa ating mga kasalanan, kundi inuunawa tayo…
Grace has taught me two important principles in marriage, submission and being a help-meet.
First is about submission: With 33 years of marriage, grace has taught me the meaning of the word “Submission”. Submission without the grace of God is like quantum physics to a 3 year old. It so hard to submit especially if you know you can also make it in the career world. It is like going against the current of a rampaging river. But it is the grace of God that shapes the heart to submit and cling to what is commanded. By submitting, and therefore by obeying, the heart becomes still and at peace. The grace of submission quiets…
“ Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender feelings of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, forbearing one another and forgiving yourselves, if anyone has a complaint against any. As Christ forgave you, so also you do.”
To be merciful is the first quality that decorates a believer’s profession. To be merciful is to genuinely empathize with others; to be one with a friend or a sister in the rising and falling…
We are in love with things. That is why “Shopping till you drop” is very much welcome. Any new popular gadget can always attract our attention. Who would not want to have the latest cell phone or the state-of-the-art kitchen appliance. It’s very often that we hear comments like: “I love your blouse, where did you buy that?”
We are surrounded with the glitter of materialism and oftentimes we fall prey to its attraction. The seed of materialism is in the heart of everyone and the more we nurture it, the more it will grow and engulf us like a spider’s web strangling its prey.
Oil Tycoon J.Paul Getty once said: “The best thing in life are things.”. Yes, Indeed. People…
Women want to look good. And Christian women are no exceptions. God gave us eyes to appreciate beauty. So if we want to dress up to look good, we are merely exercising that gift. Being concern with the clothes we wear is not wrong in itself if done in moderation and propriety.
Yet, dressing is also an area that can lead to immodesty and indiscretion. Many young women and teens who are wearing “short-shorts” for instance, may not be aware that this is immodest simply because it is the fashion trend. Wearing blouses and shirt with scoop neckline, bareback and spaghetti straps were frowned at by conservative women years ago, but now it has become too…