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Life’s trials

By Jim Miller
Gray, Maine

There are many things in life we can not control. You can't stand out in your yard in the rain and shout for it to stop and expect it to happen. You can't control what others say whether it is good or bad. You can't change the seasons just because you don't like winter. You can't stop friends and family from passing away when it is their time. And you can't make others love you or care for you no matter how hard you try.
 

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Heaven or Hell

By Jim Miller
Gray, Maine

It is sad to say that many who believe they are going to have a home in heave after judgment will actually be spending eternity in hell.

Jesus our Lord even said so Himself…… Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Mat 7:20-23)

Jesus also gave the reason why many are going to miss salvation and heaven This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (Mat 15:8-9)

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Simple as that.

By Jim Miller
Gray, Maine

The scriptures teach that for one to become a Christian and be added to the Lords church that a man must hear (Matt. 17:5), believe (Jn. 8:24), repent (Acts 17:30, confess (Rom. 10:9-10) and then be baptized (Mk. 16:16). This is the simple plan that God put in place for our salvation. We must then begin to live obedient lives and remain faithful unto death (1 Cor. 15:58).
 

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A little advice.

By Jim Miller
Gray, Maine

Let me give you a little advice, you can take it or leave it that is up to you. If you are going to stand on the word of God and live by it as best you can then you had better be prepared to be attacked. You had better be wearing the full armor of God because you are stepping into a battle, a full blown fight for the truth of Gods word and the souls of others.

You better be ready to be called every name in the book and then some. If you are afraid someone is going to talk about you and hurt your feelings do not get in the fight. If you are not willing to give up the safety and security you enjoy now do not get in the battle. You must be willing to suffer the slings and arrows that will be hurled at you.

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Modesty?

By Jim Miller
Gray, Maine

Whatever happened to modesty? 1 Tim. 2:9, the Apostle Paul wrote, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety." And in Titus 2:3-5, he explains that older women are to teach the young women to be "discreet" and "chaste."
 

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