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S2E1: How are we to live as Christians?

Thursday, September 24, 2020


Watch today's episode:
      Clarification at the 34 minute mark: Poverty, sickness, and disease were not created by God. However, as Christians there are seasons or a life-time in which God will allow born-again believers to be in trials and tribulations in which they will experience poverty/lack, sickness/disease, and the believer can be 100% in God's will. Our desire should be, to do God's will, and if God's will is for us to have food, water, and drink and nothing more, then so be it. For more information, watch the following video [why trials & tribulations? https://youtu.be/q0NuXvFn47I]

      Welcome to S2E1 of Martha's Talk! 
       In today's episode, we are going to speak about how are we to live as Christians. While some know me as Tasha, God changed my name to Martha. He also called me to be an Apostle. This simply means, that he commissioned me to go wherever he sends me to preach or teach the gospel, in truth and in love. Martha's Talk is a talk show in which I share the love of Christ for humanity, in Spirit and in Truth.

      In today's episode we are going to go over:
      • The 4 periods of the bible
      • How are we to live as Christians?
      • What does the bible say about contentment and materialism?
      • How to be content!
      • Why do bad things happen to good people?
      Focus scriptures:
      • 2 Timothy 4:3-5  For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
        • People will find teachers, pastors, preachers (evangelist), prophets, and apostles who will teach/preach doctrine that tell them that it is okay to follow their own desires.
      • Jude 1:18-19 They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.
        • Scoffers (mockers) = Teachers (not necessarily, the office of the teacher, but a teacher in this context is referencing Christians who teach others by what they do, and what they say)
        • These people will cause division because they will follow their leading (self-will) instead of the Holy Spirit (God's will).
      • 1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons (see 2 Thessalonians 2:1-13),
        • Note: Those who teach doctrine of demons, are often deceived into teaching it. This means that they believe that the Holy Spirit is actually giving them understanding of the bible and how to live as a Christian, when it's really a deceiving spirit (perhaps the demonic spirit of falsehood and or anti-Christ). 
          • For example: Common teachings of demons are the word of faith movement (what it turned into, which is, name it and claim it), OSAS (once saved always saved, meaning that once a believer, always a believer), and the prosperity gospel (financial seed time harvest, God wants all believers to be blessed financially). I ignorantly believed in the word of faith movement, as I professed the bible out of context. However, the grace of God revealed the truth the more, I read the word of God. It was not until 2020 that the Holy Spirit revealed to me that the word of faith movement, was the doorway for the prosperity gospel, and OSAS, in which I never believed. The Holy Spirit showed me as I read the bible that the disciples and the church in the epistles  prayed, they did not profess scriptures everyday, to manipulate God into giving them what they want (manipulation is a form of witchcraft, as is deception, and intimidation the intent behind witchcraft is domination (control)). The only profession that the early church and Apostles made was that Jesus Christ is Lord, and it was to those who they were ministering to. I am not saying that professing the word of God is demonic, I am saying professing it without contextually understanding scripture, and without knowing God's will, is demonic. Remember, in Matthew 4:1-11 the devil quoted scriptures inaccurately to get Jesus Christ to be deceived. Recommended: S1E6 God's grace to help me overcome my words.
        • This is a concession, not a commandmentThe cure to not being deceived by deceiving demonic spirits is:
          • #1. God's grace, freely given. If you really desire the truth in your heart, the grace of God, and the Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth. 
          • #2. Reading the word of God daily with a desire to learn for yourselves, and not with the motive to prepare a sermon, teach, or think about other people the word applies to. I suggest that you pray before you read the bible, asking the Holy Spirit for help to focus on what he wants you to focus on. 
          • #3. If possible read the bible in chronological order from the book of Matthew to the book of Revelation within a 4 month time period, every year you are living on earth.
          • #4. And as you are reading the bible ask the Holy Spirit for help to understand the word of God based upon God's understanding of scripture. 
          • #5. And as you are reading the bible, write down what the books from the book of Matthew through the book of Revelation say about the following topics: 
            • #1. Love - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
            • #2. Money  - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
            • #3. The Holy Spirit &  The Fruit of the Holy Spirit  - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
            • #4. Grace  - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
            • #5. Repentance  - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
            • #6. Lust  - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
            • #7. Hope  - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
            • #8. Faith  - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
            • #9. Righteousness  - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
            • #10. Trials & Tribulations (suffering, persecution) - Who, what, why, where, when, and how? 
          • #6. You have to be willing to accept the truth (the word of God and the Holy Spirit) over bad doctrine (bad teachings), and popular church leaders who teach, preach, prophesy, counsel, and govern. Note: This does not mean that we criticize others but rather, that we keep to the truth, and pray for those who are deceived, with a heart of love, and not a heart of condemnation.
      • 2 Timothy 3:1-9 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be
        • lovers of themselves = Self-seeking "what can this person do for me, and if they do not do what I want them to do, then hashtag canceled."
        • lovers of money = If you are not content with just food, water, and clothes, then you should ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how to be content.
        • boastful = Excessive pride, and self-satisfactions in one's achievements, possessions or abilities [google dict]
        • proud = Choosing self-will, over God's will
        • abusive (slander) = This is referencing being abusive by what we say out of our mouths. 
        • disobedient to their parents =  We are to honor our parents by loving them unconditionally, even if they love us conditionally.
        • ungrateful = Complaining (the expression of dissatisfaction or annoyance about something), and grumbling (complain or protest about something in a bad-tempered but typically muted way) during the difficult times and or in the easy times.
        • unholy = Wicked (evil or morally wrong)
        • without love = Feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone).
        • unforgiving = Not willing to send away thoughts and feelings that the enemy brings to you about someone else. In other words, 
          not willing to forgive or excuse people's faults or wrongdoings.
        • slanderous = (Of a spoken statement) false and malicious.
        • without self-control = Choose not to control one sensual desires
        • brutal (savage) = A brutal or vicious person.
        • not lovers of the good = Enjoy doing what opposes God's will
        • treacherous= Guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.
        • rash= Displaying or proceeding from a lack of careful consideration of the possible consequences of an action.
        • conceited= Excessively proud of oneself; vain.
        • lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of GodGalatians 5:19-24; 6:8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
        • having a form of godliness but denying its power = Going to church, paying tithes, praying (see Matthew 23), but not loving God, their neighbor, and not walking in truth (the word and the Holy Spirit)
          • Have nothing to do with such people. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth
      • The interesting thing about 2 Timothy 3:1-9 is that the Apostle Paul is not speaking about the world or those who live for the world (see 1 Corinthians 5). He is speaking about those who call themselves believers. The world is known to be worldly.


        Q&A: Understanding the four periods of the bible
        The four periods in this episode post are split up based upon sin, and the laws given to mankind that were given, as a result of sin (Law of Moses & Law of the Spirit). 

        Why are the periods split up, in accordance to sin? 
        Sin separates us from God, and is the reason why mankind and this world became polluted and is the reason why there will be a new heaven and earth. It is the reason why Jesus Christ came to the earth (to set us free from sin, and the law of sin and death, as the Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 8:1-3). Thus, when reading the bible, it is important to understand it based upon the following four periods (the start of sin, to the end of sin in a believers life):

        Period #1 Genesis 1-2 
          • No sin in the world. Thus, mankind had a relationship with God. Sin separates mankind from God because God is Holy and cannot be around sin (Romans 5:12).  Sin is what caused mankind to die  a spiritual death, and eventually physically.
          • Holy Spirit in Adam & Eve, as they were born in the image of God, as was Cain and Abel. However, Seth was born in the image of man (without the Holy Spirit automatically being in them), read Genesis 1-5.
        • Period #2 Genesis 3-Exodus 19 
          • Sin in the world. However, because there was no law, there was no punishment for sin on earth (Romans 5:12-14). However, there was eternal punishment for sin, after physical death.
          • Holy Spirit upon individuals, not in them, read Genesis 6.
        • Period #3 Exodus 19-The end of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) 
          • Sin in the world. But now there was a law, called the Law of Moses. The Law of Moses never made anyone righteous, rather it was given to show mankind how much they need a savior, and was used to punish unrighteousness (Romans 5:12-18).
          • Holy Spirit in temple, and only upon certain prophets and kings, read Exodus 25-40.
        • Period #4 The end of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) & the beginning of Acts to now 
          • Sin in the world. However, God the Father sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins, so that through Jesus's death and resurrection, we can also die to sin (metaphorically) and live for Jesus Christ. All we have to do is believe in Jesus Christ (this belief is a continuous belief), when we believe in Jesus Christ his grace will lead us to repentance (Romans 6:5-12 & Revelation 3:19).
          • Holy Spirit inside born-again believers who believe in Jesus Christ and are born-again, read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
        Q&A: How are we to live as Christians?ts 2:22-36, 
        As Christians we are to live a life led by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:16, John 16:13), overcoming evil with good by the grace of God and the help of the truth; the word of God and the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:17-21), while not worrying about our life, not even the basic necessities (1 Peter 5:7, Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 6:19-34), and being aware that we have free will to choose God's will which will overcome evil with good, or self will, which will lead to being overcome by evil (Romans 12:2, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Ephesians 5:17, Romans 12:1-2).
        • S1E1 - By watching this episode you will understand that when we are led by the Holy Spirit, we will live in love. Love is not legalism nor is it religion. The Holy Spirit will always lead believers to live in love (love God first and then our neighbor) and to live in God's truth.
        • S1E3 - By watching this episode you will understand that as born-again believers we will have trials and tribulations simply because we've chosen to be in God's will. It is not a maybe, it's a promise that Jesus Christ let's us know about. As born-again believers God chose us to be peace makers, and thus, we have been called to overcome evil with good. We will also know that we do not have to be in trials & tribulations without God's peace. Actually, Jesus Christ does not want us to be in trials and tribulations without his peace.
        • S1E4 - By watching this episode you will understand that Jesus Christ tells us not to be worried about even the basic necessities of life (food, water, and clothing). Worry leads to stress and anxiety. Jesus Christ tells us that our priority should be the Kingdom of God, in which we have the gift of righteousness that comes by God's free grace through our faith in Jesus Christ.
        • S1E 5 - By watching this episode you will understand that God has given everyone free will & self-control.
        • S1E9 - By watching this episode you will understand the importance of being in God's will
        • S1E10 - By watching this episode you will know how to know God's will for your life in each season of your life.
        Q&A: What does the bible say about money & contentment
        • Matthew 11:7-9, Luke 7:24-28 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
        • Ephesians 4:17-24 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
        • Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
        • 1 Timothy 6:3-11 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,  they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
        • 1 John 2:16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
        • Colossians 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
        • 2 Peter 2:14 With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood!
        • Titus 1:7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.
        • Philippians 4:11-13 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
        • Matthew 13:1-23  The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
        • James 5:1-8  Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.
        • Luke 16:9-18:30 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.  The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.
        • 1 Timothy 6:15-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
        • 2 Corinthians 2:17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
        • Mark 10:17-27 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
        • Matthew 6:19-29 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?"
        • James 2:1-13  My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?  But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.  Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
        • 2 Corinthians 11:2-15 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. I do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super-apostles.” I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way. Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge? I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you.  And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so. As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia will stop this boasting of mine. Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
        • Revelation 3:14-22 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
        • 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people. What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.”
        Q&A: How do we live a life of contentment in this age?
        Philippians 4:11-13 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
        • #1. God's grace - Titus 2:11-3:8
        • #2. Believing - 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 
          • We must believe the word of God, over what we feel or think is right, or what we've been taught, if what we've been taught goes against the bible, especially if our mind is not governed by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:5-7).
          • Have you made God into what you want him to be (a God who loves without disciplining us or correcting us)? Or have you accepted who he is, and his word?
            • #3. Learning - In order to learn from the Lord we need God's grace and we have to believe in Jesus Christ. Learning from the Lord does not mean we will always be comfortable. One of the ways that the Lord teaches is in trials & tribulations.
        Q&A: Why do bad things happen to good people?
        • Recommended watch: S1E8 Why do bad things happen to good people?
        • Bad things happen to good people because people choose self-will over God's will. This dominoes effect of choosing self-will over God's will started with Adam & Eve in Genesis 3, and it is still happening now-a-days, and this has allowed evil to multiply.
        • Jesus Christ came to show us that we do not have to choose self-will, and that with his help, we can choose God's will, which btw, is not always comfortable but it will guarantee that good is overcoming all evil. 
        • When we are outside of God's will, the gifts God had given us to overcome evil with good, is now helping evil subvert the good God wanted to use us for. Sometimes we do not want to be in God's will, because it comes with various degrees of being uncomfortable naturally, and financially. However, if everyone chose self-will (comfort) over God's will (seasons of discomfort) then there would be absolutely no good. For example: Jesus Christ was sent to overcome evil with good, and according to the Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 52:13-15, 53:5 Jesus Christ was a man of many sorrows, and he was beaten so badly that he was unrecognizable. He did not sin at all, nor did he contribute to evil. Yet, he suffered so that we would not have to suffer in eternal condemnation (hell).
        • Think about it: When we are not in God's will for our life, the person, people, or generation that you were born to save from evil (through Jesus Christ), will be delivered to evil (e.g. sex trafficking, abortion, racial slavery, rape, murder, suicide, a disease that is still waiting for a doctor to find a cure, hate crimes, etc). 
        • Note: Bad things happen to people for three reasons, and the reason is not always because the person in which bad things happened chose self-will over God's will. It can be because of the evil other people, and or because God wants to use that person to overcome evil with good, for their lives and the lives of others, so God allow them to go through trials & tribulations (like Jesus Christ in the gospels and the Apostle Paul in the epistles, and furthermore, the church in the epistles). If the early church did not suffer, we would not have had the gospel shared with us. If Jesus Christ did not suffer, we would not have grace and justification. If the Apostle Paul did not suffer, the gentiles would not know and understand what Jesus Christ did for those who were/are not Jews.
        • By being in God's will, you can prevent future evil in the world. Your obedience maybe the answer to the prayer of family members, friends, a country, and a nation, etc.
        What must I do to have a relationship with Jesus Christ?

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