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    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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The Way Of The Heroic

“Do you find it difficult to forgive one who has wronged you? Then you will find it difficult to get to heaven.” These words, written by Charles H. Spurgeon, are pretty powerful. After all, how many of us have not been terribly hurt by someone at some point in our lives? Sometimes it feels as if the pain of that betrayal will never go away. To forgive, when our deepest desire is for the offender to suffer as we have, seems unjust from the perspective of the injury we have endured.

Yet, it seems that if you are a sinner desiring the mercy and forgiveness of God and you cannot forgive the injuries inflected on you by others – you are like the survivor of a sinking ship who punches holes in his life raft to let the water run out. Jesus said, “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14) Paul writes, “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13)

We must learn to put things into perspective. The greatest sin you have ever committed is willful cosmic rebellion against your Creator and He is the omnipotent Creator of the universe. Your life and being are gifts of His mercy, yet you have forsaken Him countless times when you chose to love something else more. He who should be the treasure of your heart’s desire has become like a deserted spouse or abandoned children. In spit of this, He not only forgives but He welcomes you into His household.

How is it that we demand justice for the minor offenses of others when we have offended God a thousand times more and He offers mercy and forgiveness? The great attribute of the Christian heart is that it conquers pain and injustice through forgiveness. The true Christian understands the glory of overlooking an offense. (Proverbs 19:11) It is, indeed, heroic to forgive.

McDonalds Thumbs Nose At Christian Family Values

McDonalds CEO Jim Skinner has revealed that McDonalds will aggressively promote the homosexual agenda. In remarks on McDonald’s Web site concerning the company becoming a member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Skinner wrote: “Being a socially responsible organization is a fundamental part of who we are. We have an obligation to use our size and resources to make a difference in the world and we do.”

The company gave an undisclosed amount of money to the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in return for being recognized as a major promoter of the homosexual agenda. NGLCC has placed Richard Ellis, vice president of communications of McDonalds USA, on the NGLCC Board of Directors.

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