Sunday, March 23, 2008

Luke 6:27-36

The life of a Christian is not an easy road to follow, God never said it would be, I was on the computer just looking around, and I figured I'd go to some of the fundamentalist forums to get a little encouragement, cause the world we are in are is so full of sin and coruption everywhere we turn. Well I got on them and believe it or not all I found on there were a bunch of athiests, agnostics and so called believers with no backbone. They were cowtowing to the rest. Fundies as they called us were being put down for our beliefs. This is not a shock to me but quite a disapointment, my heart is broke for this world, but the more I see the harder it is to feel anything but pitty and scorn for these people. Yeah I said it scorn. God wants us to be softhearted and to Love the unsaved I am in no way saying that I don't love the lost or my saved brothers and sisters what I am saying is that without God I would probably give into the flesh and hate everyone for the way they treat his people. With God we are able to put what these people do and say to us behind us and also to forgive them for what they do to us(Luke 6:27-36). We must love each and everyone of them with the same love that God gave us and them, this is extremely difficult at times because they treat us as idiots because we are believers. The devil has such a hold on some of the people that I am around that they don't consider God real they think he is a crutch that we use to live our lives. Well the funny thing about that is they all have gods they use as crutches some are dependant on alcohol, drugs, porn, sex and an mutitude of other things, although I have God in my life I do not consider him a crutch I consider Him my father and my friend. He is my guide in all times. The fact is that we as christians may at times lean on God and ask him to help us through things, but we don't use him as a crutch. The devil has planted seeds in a lot of peoples minds and it is our job to dig that seed out and destroy it. This is very difficult at times and it is easy to get frustrated but we must keep ourselves on track and do our best to lead them to the Lord.

Luk 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Luk 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
Luk 6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
Luk 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
Luk 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Luk 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
Luk 6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
Luk 6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
Luk 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Luk 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Friday, January 11, 2008


My God went to a cross and bore all my sins for me to give me salvation and
to cleanse my soul. He forgave the men even before they smote Him, He washed
away their sins there on the cross. Jesus gives us the ultimate example of
forgiveness in that as he hung there on the cross he said "Father forgive
them for they know not what they do", I have made mistakes in my life, I have
sinned, my sins are different from yours and as yours are different from
mine, But no matter what the sin no matter how hanus the sin God will and
does forgive, It is not meant for us to understand, because God's ways are
not our own. Some people in life make mistakes and are put in situations that
lend itself to evil. Does that excuse what we do; no, it doesn't. God does
not excuse our sin; God hates sin, that is why He could not look upon His Son
on the cross as he became our sin for us. He does however forgive us of our
sins and He, in His ultimate wisdom, forgets. Mistakes are made as young men
and women that we regret more than can ever be told. God forgives, shouldn't
we? Yes, we should, we should forgive mistakes made in the past. If not we
could not tolerate being around anyone in our lives, because we have all
hurt and offended each other in some way. Some men believe that you can't
make just one bad mistake, but that you continue through you life making the
same mistakes over and over. I, however, do not believe this as being the
truth men have the ability, with the help of God Almighty, to refrain from
repeating their sins again and again. God teaches that all things are
possible through Christ our Lord, and that if a man or woman gives their life
over to God He can and will have power over their life, I Have given my life
to God, I am willing to try and live my life as close to the way Jesus lived
as I can. Will I fail at times; yes, I will. Will God allow me to fall, no,
not if we keep our eyes on Him and depend on Him for Guidance and let Him be
the light of our lives. The point of all this is that God is capable of all.
He can change anyone and use anyone no matter what sin they may have
committed. As men, sometimes that is hard to understand we want to follow the
flesh and fill our hearts with hate, but in doing this we only hurt ourselves
and the people around us. God Bless you all and May He give you a Forgiving

Friday, December 7, 2007

Keeping Christ In Christmas

It's Christmas
not x-mas
not holliday
Its Merry Christmas
If you don't like it don't cellebrate it.
It's my Jesus's Birthday
It's not about gifts or santa
It's not a day to get drunk and act like idiots,
It is a day to cellebrate the birth of our saviour

Monday, September 24, 2007

You know,  I do a lot of browsing the web and I just am sick of people misinterpreting the beliefs of myself and my other fundamental baptist brothers and sisters.  I have to say that there are a lot of people who believe, that we believe that you cannot be saved if you don't act a certain way, dress a certain way, and live a certain way.  I do however believe that once you are saved( this is the key) that you no longer will want to live a sinful and corrupt life, God changes people when he saves them from their sins(he does not save you in your sins).  Accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as your saviour will change your attitude towards people of faith if you despise us you must reevaluate your salvation, look in the mirror what do you see.  If you see the same kind of person that is in the world then think about your soul is it really the home of Jesus or self.  Do not hesitate if you realise that your are not saved or that you are out of the will of God do something about it.  Stand for what God is about 
not what man wants of you.  
God Bless each and everyone of you..Ray

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

My Faith

Let me just say I am a Fundamental Bible Believing Baptist and all that means is that I as a Christian, believe everything that is in the Bible, and try to practice it.  The sad thing is is that every time someone hears the word fundamental they think of hate filled people, because the word fundamentalist has been associated with churches and people who are full of hate, such as westboro the ones who protested about gays at our American soldiers funerals. It is a shame that such people coop our great faith and give Fundamental Baptists a bad name. Fundamentalist are if we are what we believe God wants us to be is meek and tenderhearted we are to love everyone. We are to hate their sin, but not turn them away from us, but to try and show them through our walk what they should do and what God expects of us is to help bring them unto him.  Our love for the ungodly people of this world should be visible to all who come in contact with us. If it is not then we must as Christian men and woman look upon ourselves and see where we can improve upon our wittiness towards others.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Family in Trouble

Well I found out the other day that some friends, well family of my wife and I, are going through some rough times with their marriage, and that's kinda putting it lightly. I was never told that marriage was an easy thing, my wife an I have have our ups and downs as well as everyone else has, but you have to work hard to keep it all together, believe me the work is worth the results our life has been great together and gets better every day that goes by we have made a concerted effort to keep our marriage strong, and God has played a large part in keeping our marriage together. The situation our friends find themselves in(while I wont go into details) is extremely unfortunate. The family has made great strides towards getting their life on the right path and then a huge stumbling block gets in their way, adultery has reared it's ugly head once again and may have ruined two peoples lives together I hurt for them deeply. Satin has his way of stopping you when you try to do whats right, there are trials in our path every day, but we must be able to resist the temptations of this world. You look around and see all the things of the world and thing how great they are, but realize this it only lasts for a season, what God can give you lasts for eternity, a life of sin gets you eternal damnation, that rarely deters people anymore, because they have no fear of God which is a huge miscalculation on their part. I have no idea how someone can hurt another person in this way I have no desire to break my wedding vows and can not fathom why someone would forsake their spouse an bring someone else into their lives. That is why adultery is the only reason given in the bible that legitimizes divorce because it is so devastating to a family and to a couples relationship. Many times there is no way to recover from this misstep and families fall apart, I hope and pray that these people what ever their decision is no matter whether they stay together or not that they continue to try and get their lives right with the Lord and that they might find it in their hearts to forgive each other, not necessarily to stay together, but to at least get along well enough for the kids to not be caught in the middle of a continual fight between Mom and Dad. Times will be tough no matter what your decisions will be, so look to God to help you get through it He is always their for you no matter what you may have done he is there ready to forgive you or help you through the pain of betrayal. May God Bless and Keep you in these times of trouble.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

State of our Nation

 I Just wanted to say that We thank each and every soldier that has ever fought for this country.
I know that the sacrifices they made were not for nothing. I am appreciative that I live in
these United States with all its flaws it is still the greatest country in the world. We must be
careful though our country has moved way to far away from God and this will eventually be our downfall if we don't remember who our country was founded on, and the core beliefs and values(which are not taught today) are being torn apart and replaced with a hatred of God and
all things good, you can turn on your TV and see it every minute of the day, or
just go to work and hear your coworkers. God has been replaced by alcohol,
drugs, sex, and just plain perversion. The world we live in is nothing
like what I grew up in and it never will be again and for that I am greatly
saddened. As for me and my family I will continue to teach the values that
our forefathers built this country on, and as for my home God will always
have a place. I hope he does in yours as well. May God bless and Keep you.

First Posting

I want to start this blog by just telling everyone a little about me.  I am from Texas 33 yrs old born and raised in a small town half way between Abilene and fort worth called Strawn.  One of the greatest little towns in America.  Unfortunately in order to make a living I had to leave this wonderful town and move to the city.  Where I work as a Railroad engineer, but were not
 going to
waste a lot of time talking about that.