I had a really interesting conversation with two young women who are staff with me for our church youth group. Both of these women are in their mid twenties, and one is from China, so their age and backgrounds give me a different perspective on evangelism from my own experience.
I was talking about how I really want to reach non-Christians in Japan with my fiction. Less than 1% of the population in Japan is Christian, and there are very few Christian churches in Japan, even counting home churches.
Anyway, in my conversation with these two girls, we were discussing the major religions in Asian countries. Most people in Japan are Buddhist or Shintoist, while people in China are Buddhist or Daoist.
We also talked about how there is some distrust of “foreign” or “Western” religions—and basically, anything west of the borders of China is considered “Western” to Asian countries…
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Eastern Lightning | The Church of Almighty God came into being because of the work of the returned Lord Jesus—the end-time Christ, “Almighty God”—in China, and it isn’t established by any person. Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. After reading God’s word, you will see that God has appeared.
New songs and dances of the kingdom takes on a scene that a team of vibrant and energetic God’s chosen people come before God’s throne. They express their praise for God with their ebullient smile, express their appreciation and love for the Creator with their energetic dance. Their passion encourages everyone who long for the appearance of God. Let God’s love permeate you, permeate me, and permeate him!
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PUT ON A NEW SELF
In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You Today
I pray that you will put to death whatever belongs to your earthly nature. God has sent His Holy Spirit to live in you; to give you a new nature. Therefore, may you keep out any remnant of your old self -immorality, evil desires, and idolatry . May you have no tolerance for lies and filthy language. I pray that you will make every effort to completely rid yourself of your old nature and practices. Since you have been born again by the Spirit, I pray that you will put on the new self and continually be renewed in the image of Christ.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
I understand that what I write is not easy — but it’s also not my idea. I have been wrestling with the ideas of pacifism, non-violence, and the Christian’s role in politics since I came up out of the waters of baptism over a decade ago. I realize that my opinion will upset, offend, or disturb many, and I’m okay with that. However, it is too important and issue to not discuss and discourse. I am a man, not God – and I believe the Bible as His holy word. Read this with the understanding of, “He might be wrong.” Read your Bible, test the scriptures, and pray. But most importantly, let the Holy Spirit guide your convictions and beliefs, not traditions. With that being said, let us finish this series.
There is a part in the Gospel narratives that we’ve read many times but have a tendency to just…
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