I had no idea they went this far. They are all over television as professional beggars. How dreadful to see such things written of people who I always believed to be faithful.
The salvation issue is also used in a place I used to visit. Prayers are not necessarily answered just because you think God has led you somewhere. I prayed over 8 long years to find a church. The place I joined turned out to have left behind many instances of biblical truth and I was forced yet again to leave.
We are in dangerous times. If we are abandoned as far as faith is concerned, we’ll probably end up disobeying Scripture in not going anywhere because hardly anyone holds to the truth any more. Jesus said the wheat and the tares would grow together until the end. It may be that we just have to go somewhere in case there’s someone else who wants to live faithfully. If we are faithful towards the Lord, He may use us in His service to help other struggling believers. But we do have to prove ourselves faithful. May the Lord help us to be obedient and to stand firm, obeying what’s said in Hebrews 10.
As Christmas Day approaches, the familiar sight of the Salvation Army’s red kettles has once again appeared outside of retail outlets all over the United States. As Shoppers approach these stores to make their holiday purchases, Christmas gifts and Christmas dinners, the sound of ringing bells reminds them to share their blessings with the poor by donating to the Salvation Army. Accompany each Kettle bell is a representative of the Salvation Army: sometimes a hired worker and sometimes a volunteer donating his or her time. It is not uncommon to find an entire family giving up its time and standing out in the cold to help the Salvation Army raise money. Local churches often partner with the Salvation Army to provide a force of volunteer labor. Perhaps your church has led you to volunteer to serve the Salvation Army at Christmastime as an act of Christian charity.
If so, it…
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