Church of God

The story is told of a man who went into the world to look for the Church of Christ. But he could not find the Church. So he went back to the Church. He was shocked to find the world in the Church instead. The Church of Christ is looking more and more like the world today. Look at the so-called “worship styles” in many churches today. They seem like “pop concerts” rather than worship services. You find the music, the dancing, the lingo, the lightings, the “audience participation” and sound engineers that you would normally find in a “pop concerts”. It is no longer possible to hold a simple an...
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God Is Not Dead

This photo clearly represents what a Christian is called to do in this world. A Christian is called to be a witness for Christ in an unbelieving world. The world is crying that “God is Dead”. It gathers powerful people to proclaim this conclusion. It declares, “There is no God”. This universal is the result of chance and accident. Some called it the “Big Bang”. You must have heard of this theory of how this universal came into being. Nobody witnessed it and yet people would rather embrace this “genesis” of the world rather than the “Genesis” recorded for us in the Holy Bible. Christians ar...
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Infant Baptism

In our Catechism for Young Children, Q. 159 asks: “Are baptized children Christians?” The answer given is “Yes, but only those who truly repent and believe in Christ are saved.” Could you explain the ‘yes’? Isn’t a Christian someone who is born again? If he is born again, then he will repent and believe in Christ. If he is not, then he will not repent and believe, thus wouldn’t he not be a Christian? Well, in the first place, it cannot be wrong to say that baptized children are Christians, for they bear the sign and seal of the Covenant of Grace. If we cannot call baptized children ‘Christi...
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Vegan Diet

Vegan. It is a cool word. It refers to a person who does not eat or use animal product. Someone even defined a vegan as “a high-class vegetarian”. Recently a young vegan told me that it is cruel to be a meat eater. It causes animals to be killed for food. There are many documentary videos on the YouTube on how animals are supposedly killed for meat. The objective of such “shock” videos is to make meat eating a cruel thing. What may be an isolated method of killing is often projected as the norm in the meat industry. You will find lots of exaggeration in such “documentaries”. These videos are...
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Relationship Matters

“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that university degree in the wooden frame? Will you ask to be carried to the car park so that you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in re-reading your financial statement? Well, of course not! What will matter then will be people. People you loved. If relationships will matter most then, should they not matter most now?” Let us use things but love people, NOT love things and use people!
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The Gospel In China

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAfG2TaBIO4[/embed] The Chinese language is unlike English or many other languages in the world. It does not have a alphabetical system. It is actually a pictorial language. You will see how the Gospel is conveyed consistently in the Chinese language. It is not an accident or an coincident. The ancient Chinese people came from the family of Noah. They knew the sacrificial system of the Old Testament. Watch this video and be informed.
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Helicopter Parents

When I became a mom, I got lots of advice on how to love my child. But not until a few years ago did someone actually point out that loving a child means wanting what's best for them long-term. When my four daughters were young, long-term didn't resonate with me. Back then it was about survival, meeting daily needs and keeping my head above water. Now that my kids are maturing, however, the fog is lifting. I'm no longer a pledge of parenting, but rather an indoctrinated member. The perk of this stage is that my kids want to spend time with me. We have real conversations that reveal their b...
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The Psalter

How interested would you be if archaeologists unearthed a hymnbook embossed with the name, “Jesus of Nazareth?” Overlooking the anachronism for a moment, wouldn’t “Jesus’ hymnbook” be immediately republished and rocket to the best-seller lists? Wouldn’t those songs find instantaneous popularity in worship services across the globe? We have that hymnbook. We do know what songs Jesus sang: he sang the psalms. So a question arises: if you would be excited about singing the hymns from our fictional archaeological find, then why aren’t you more excited about singing the psalms? Two events in my ...
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