Happy Resurrection Day to All
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.
The Lord Jesus Christ rose from the grave and defeated death. Through Him we have everlasting life after our time is up as mortal human beings. If you are not sure you will have everlasting life, see God’s Plan for Salvation.
Oh gracious loving heavenly Father, please help people to see their need for your precious Son, to understand what He did for them and that He conquered death and lives today. Help them to realize Mohamed, Confucius and others that people worship are dead, but not your precious Son, the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
I am cross posting. I started a blog of purely Christian posts. Due to this being the Resurrection holiday weekend, I am sharing my post from my Christian blog.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him
The Lord Jesus Christ took the punishment for our sins. And yes, we all sin, because we are not perfect and do wrong in our lives against God. Whether we sin knowingly and unknowingly, it is still sin. The Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins. None of us can atone for our sins on our own merits.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Oh gracious loving heavenly Father, I cannot thank you enough for your precious Son, Jesus Christ. You gave Him to take the punishment for what I do wrong against you. I pray that other people will come to see that they need your Son in the pardoning of their sins. In the name of your Son, my precious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray, Amen.
A Facebook friend asked who were the black men in the photo. I was the first to respond. I recognized the first on the left, Charles Evers right away. He went on to be a mayor in Mississippi and go Republican. He was also the brother of the late civil rights activist, Medgar Evers. The other two black men in the 1980 photo with then Republican presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan are civil rights activists/leaders were Hosea Williams and Rev. Ralph Abernathy. These men endorsed Ronald Reagan for President. In my mind, I only remember Rev. Abernathy endorsing Pres. Reagan. I also remember my thinking that something was wrong with Rev. Abernathy for endorsing a Republican presidential candidate.
I tried to listen to and like Ronald Reagan as President, but back then, I was too engulfed in group black think. That had me viewing Pres. Reagan through the ‘Democrats only for blacks’ tunnel vision. So yes back then, I did mistake Ronald Reagan’s belief in keeping government out of the average American’s life as a cover for doing nothing about racial injustice. My thinking was also shaped by my Democrat voting parents and the legislative branch of government passing laws against segregation and against denying some legal citizens of color the right to vote in the 60s during my junior high years. Times grew different and finally so did my thinking.
Here are some questions from the citizenship test that foreign nationals must take to become naturalized citizens of this country. Fox News’ Jesse Watters ask some citizens in my birth city, Philadelphia, PA a few of the questions from the citizenship test. One person did answer correctly. Can you?