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Chapter Thirty-nine: Epilogue: Comments from the Author.

At some point in my writing, I considered it would be good policy to construct an outline to express my intentions and to guide me in my writing. Being a rebel, I often take a road seldom traveled; but, by doing so, my intent is to view things from a different perspective, not to be considered defiant. I do not wish to discard the accepted rules or methods of writing, but most of what I have written is by inspiration. I am not an author, nor do I possess the skills or attitude of a writer. All I have written [Read More…]

Chapter Thirty-eight: How to Receive Jesus Christ.

You can receive Jesus Christ right now by faith through prayer. Prayer is an expression of faith. God is not so much concerned with the words as He is with the attitude of your heart. You can know real peace in your heart and a certainty of heaven when you die. The Bible says, “Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20).   Would you respond and pray this prayer? “Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need to [Read More…]

Chapter Thirty-seven: How to Have Everlasting Peace.

      Recognize that God loves you and has a unique plan for your life. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world the he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).   Realize that because of our sins, we have been separated from God and come short. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).   Believe that Christ died in the cross to pay the price for our sins and to purchase a place in [Read More…]

Chapter Thirty-six: God’s Commission to His Children.

We have been commissioned as Christians to carry the true Word of God to all men. What is known in the Bible as the Great Commission has been given to all who have accepted His true salvation. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28,19-20.   Our responsibility and desire should be to do what Christ has [Read More…]

Chapter Thirty-five: Only One True God.

Contrary to this world’s belief, there is only one true God, and it does not take very much intellect or faith to accept or to prove it (John 17:3). Denial is only the expression of arrogance and pride and places the perpetrator upon extremely unstable ground. Corruption of the heart and mind has reached epic proportions, and we no longer reason on those things that are righteous and holy; we only seek to condemn them. Stating that there is only one true God is not an attempt at showing anything other than a sustainable truth. Much of what is believed [Read More…]

Chapter Thirty-four: What Do We Really Own?

You were born from your mother’s womb, possessing only those things that were necessary for life, for survival; you own nothing. Because of the love of your parents, you were then given those things that were needed to sustain and maintain your continual growth and existence; you own nothing. In the early years of your life, being a young child, you are still in the protective hands of those who love you and are responsible for your daily nurturing and protection, you are under the complete authority of those who provide for your daily care; you own nothing. As you [Read More…]

Chapter Thirty-three: God’s Requirements for Success.

First of all, we must determine the definition of success, and who is defining it. Assuredly there is more than one meaning or description; and. to arrive at an honest, well-thought-out answer, we must all be in agreement. In this world, for an individual to succeed, certain goals must be met, and their monetary fortune must reflect that achievement. God does not put such requirements on individuals in order to call them successful. Financial success is only temporal at best and is lacking when expressing one’s true character. To be physically rich and spiritually poor is a miserable trade, and [Read More…]

Chapter Thirty-two: The Importance of Seeking God’s Will.

The life of man is a small time in the scope of eternity; and, as I previously stated, “We live in a split second of eternity. Because of our greed and indifference we have become trapped in our own desire for equality.” We find extreme difficulty making the right decisions from day to day. We, because of our lack of discernment, choose leadership that is corrupt, make decisions that are destructive, discard good advice from those who are wiser; in general, we really mess up. Many people reading this will say, “He’s really gone off the deep end now.” But [Read More…]

Chapter Thirty-One: The Christian Life Is Not to Be Lived Segmented.

While abundant living is given to us from the Lord, it applies to all facets of our life and is not to be considered negotiable or subject to compromise. Since life is lived in unity or, that is to say, that one part of our life affects the other, everything that happens to us is consequential. To suggest that we are in charge of all that we choose or desire, and not give God the complete authority to do with us as He pleases, is not to be considered justifiable; we have not truly considered the importance of God’s influence [Read More…]

Chapter Thirty: The True Wisdom of an Almighty God.

As I began to write this manuscript, my mind was not upon God’s true magnificence or His will for my life. I just felt in my heart a compassion to do something worthy; I just felt I needed to write. Like so many, I really didn’t feel I owed this world any more than my being here; and I found comfort in doing as little as I possibly could. I am not a writer and really had no aspirations of becoming one. To be honest, I just wanted to be left alone, to take life easy and not be bothered [Read More…]