God Is Not a Pacifist!

Based on the writings of David Berg

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Some people use parts of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, where He said to “resist not evil”, to advocate that all Christians should be PACIFISTS, and that even in the face of an onslaught of anti-God, atheistic enemies, should do nothing. There is no doubt that we should obey Christ’s commandments, but it would be wise to first study His Words carefully so that we can know exactly HOW He wishes us to APPLY them to our INDIVIDUAL lives, . . .  read more

Foolishness!–Not a Laughing Matter!

Based on the writings of David Berg

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Foolishness, at best, is a sort of casual joking around and just generally acting silly. It can seem harmless and innocent, just a way of letting off steam, but it often leads to ridiculous and thoughtless, absurd behavior. People caught up in a foolish spirit will often do or say just about anything to get attention or to make others laugh, including even mischievous pranks and harmful acts. “It is as SPORT (fun) for a fool to do MISCHIEF.”–Proverbs . . .  read more

Keep On Believing

David Brandt Berg

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I had a meaningful dream, in which my wife Maria and I were walking hand in hand out on a deserted highway that ran through desolate semi-desert, sort of like western Texas and parts of Arizona in the U.S. We seemed to be somewhat lost and searching for our destination.

Then suddenly we came upon a beautiful little white roadway that led off to the left and down a slight slope. There, just about a hundred meters away, was a beautiful ornamental gate that was a building in . . .  read more

The Secret of Spiritual Strength

How Not to Backslide!

David Brandt Berg

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The Bible instructs us to “no longer walk as [unbelievers] walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God” (Ephesians 4:17-18). How can we become alienated from the life of God?

We become separated from the Lord when we become separated from the Word, because Jesus is the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh, . . .  read more

The Benefits of Backsliding

God’s Way Up Is Down!

David Brandt Berg

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Someone asked me, “If you backslide”—meaning you revert to your old wrongful ways and attitudes after you’ve received Jesus as your Savior—”can you ever get back to the Lord as close as you were before?”

“Yes,” I answered, “and many times even closer!” Another question followed.

“After Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and knew evil for the first time, they were afraid of God and hid when they heard His voice in the Garden of . . .  read more

Beauty for Ashes

David Brandt Berg

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We used to sing a little song about the Lord:

He gives me joy in place of sorrow,
He gives me love that casts out fear,
He gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And beauty for ashes dear.

In order to bring forth the sweetness, there has to be some suffering. To bring about the beauty of the flame, something must go to ashes.

Blessings come from suffering—”beauty for ashes” (Isaiah 61:3). This is borne out so well in Hebrews 12, verse 11, which says: “Now no chastening . . .  read more

Falling Upward

David Brandt Berg

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Life is one big learning experience, and for those who know and love Jesus, He is our Teacher. More than anything else, He wants to teach each of us all we need to know about Him, His love and salvation, and how we can be of greatest service to Him and others.

God knows that none of us can accomplish any real good if we depend on our own supposed strength and wisdom. In fact, Jesus . . .  read more