Terminology Tuesday: Materialism

*A philosophical outlook that contends that physical matter is the only reality or category of existence, so that everything that exists is a manifestation of the material (rather than a manifestation of the mind). In more popular parlance, the term refers to pursuit of money and possessions as a central goal of human existence. See also monism.

*Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki &, Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 76

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Brian Mason

Terminology Tuesday: Monasticism

*A way of life within the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions that emphasizes celibacy, life-in-community, poverty, common worship, silence and contemplation. The monastic movement spawned monasteries as places in which monks could live and work together, generally as cloistered from the larger society.

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Brian Mason

*Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki &, Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 80

Attacks Against Sri Lankan Christians On The Rise From Buddhist Radicals

Please pray for the safety of the Pastors and churches being persecuted in Sri Lanka and worldwide persecution of Christians. Please pray the persecutors are touched by the Holy Spirit and repent of their crimes against God’s people. Please read the following blog article from persecution.org:

http://www.persecution.org/2014/07/10/attacks-against-sri-lankan-christians-on-the-rise-from-buddhist-radicals/

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Brian Mason

Interesting Response To “Peaceful Muslims”?

There are many good points brought up in this video. Any Muslim comments?

http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/barbara-boland/unusual-answer-panelist-receives-standing-ovation-benghazi-coalition

Please pray for the Muslims to repent and ask THE SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST for forgiveness! We as Christians are to love our enemies and that I stress!

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Brian Mason

Why Does God Allow Bad Things To Happen To Good People?

Good question huh? Well to begin with we live in an Adamic fallen world.

Romans 3: 9-12

9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written:

“None is righteous, no, not one;
11 no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”

From the Word of God, “no one does good.”

The good news is that those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior will be saved!

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Brian Mason