Originally posted by lr7gmx
With everything that is going on in the world I am becoming more and more frightened. New Agers or scientists are preaching the Marduk theory and that
messes with my mind. I am a conservative Protestant Christian and am struggling to maintain my faith. Is there anyone listening to my pleas?
A theory is not a fact; it is someone's imagination planned out on paper.
IF you had delved into proper research instead of wavering in the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ, you would learned more friend.
If you are frightened by what others are saying, then you have believed indeed; but Satan does intend to make you think otherwise.
You should RESEARCH FURTHER. Running away from those things which appear to, at first, discredit Jesus Christ, you should research and learn so that
you are able to discredit it. You see, there are many people who believe in a lot of the ridiculous evil garbage that is called "history" and
"science" today. While history cannot be proven empirically, true science can - and you need to learn to differentiate between real science and
theoretical science - and you need to learn this quickly.
As well, knowing better all the theories and mythologies of men will increase your ability to be able to witness to those that are well-versed also in
those areas and believe in those things.
Though you may not necessarily be called to do that, pray that you are. Pray for wisdom and knowledge and learn about the world instead of shying
What you are discussing here is the NUMBER ONE reason for Christian's failing in their faith.
The number two reason is that some Christians see OTHERS failing in their faith.
There is one who calls himself a Christian here at home. His attitude reveals that he never was - but that he thought that as soon as you become a
Christian that everything in your life will magically get better and God will give you His power to use indiscriminately as you please. Some
protestants refer to this as "being on fire". Being on fire it certainly is.
This seed fell on hard soil - and the sun came up and the heat got to the sprout and it shriveled up and died.
If you are not truly believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, then you will waiver.
COMMUNICATE WITH HIM EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY!
He is always there. Why would you ever ignore Him?
Of course, there will be times when you are thinking your own thing or doing your own thing. But the more that you give those thoughts to Him,
converse with Him about your thoughts, your actions, your choices -- all things that you do -- EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO...
You will see His power so much that you will literally wonder if you're living in the same reality as everyone else. You will wonder how you did not
ever see the truth -- you will see everything for what it really is instead of seeing it the way that your limited flesh can now see.
There are many that mean well - but meaning well is not doing well. While their hearts are pure and they are forgiven their ignorance, you need to
pray for those who give you advice that leads you astray and causes a problem.
WE ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD!
However, we are given the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome those same problems. But do not expect magic tricks; for this is not the manner in
which the Lord intends to work. His miracles will be however HE chooses them to be. He desires that the Father is glorified in His works - and that
we should desire that He is glorified in our works - that He might glorify us by revealing His power through us also so that we might be true
witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ that others may also be saved, which is His primary purpose and goal.
Because His primary purpose and goal is that all men might be saved, we must learn as much as we can so that we are able to witness to as many people
Also, there is another thing you really need to start understanding: the churches of men today are NOT of Christ. Though His name is used in these
churches, they no longer belong to Him. Satan has nearly taken over all of the churches now with apostate doctrines and philosophies and politics and
sciences and rituals and even hatred (though there are those that teach against those things which are bad; there are also those who teach against
those things that are bad by using hatred instead of truth -- these are Satan in disguise designed to make non-Christians hate Christ so that they
will not come to Him - but everyone knows that Christ does not spew hate, but only the TRUTH! - but do not take this to mean that Christ is not harsh
- because He IS harsh when He needs to be. If you are looking for someone to guide you that is ONLY gentle, then you need to go elsewhere - because
we are flesh and we require that some things are not gentle so that we learn more quickly and more productively - or else why is there suffering at
Jesus Christ IS Lord