Articles by else

DID YOU GET RID OF THE OLD REVELATIONS AND THE OLD DOCTRINES?

IDID YOU GET RID OF THE OLD REVELATIONS AND THE OLD DOCTRINES?   I do not mean that you should throw away everything that you have learned. Most people have had a chance to go to school and we are not supposed to throw away all our knowledge. When my children went to school, they participated in most of the education, but they (we) could not accept the teaching about the evolution. They also showed certain films that neither we nor my children wanted to see. They were also against certain ... (read more)

WHICH SOURCE ARE YOU DRINKING FROM?

WHICH SOURCE ARE YOU DRINKING FROM? I live in Scandinavia and I am lucky that I can open the water tub and drink the water from it. The taste of the water can vary from place to place, depending on the source of the water. I live in a place where we have had quite a lot of chlorine in the water and the water doesn’t taste too good then. When the water comes from a mountain lake, it tastes very good. Bacteria might sometimes enter the water system and we have to boil the water then. I have ... (read more)

DID YOU GET RID OF THE AIMLESS CONDUCT FROM YOUR FOREFATHERS?

DID YOU GET RID OF THE AIMLESS CONDUCT FROM YOUR FOREFATHERS?   When you go to a doctor and present a problem, he will most likely ask you if somebody else has the same problem in your family. He is actually asking if you have an inheritable sickness. I do not think that we understand how much we have inherited from our forefathers. Your parents have inherited from their parents. I recently met a small boy looking exactly like his father. I have never seen anybody looking like a copy. I ... (read more)

ARE YOU WILLING TO GO THROUGH A NARROW PASSAGE?

ARE YOU WILLING TO GO THROUGH A NARROW PASSAGE?   I heard a pastor talking about narrow passages the other day. I was thinking about what a child has to go through in order to come into this world. That is a painful process for both mother and child, but totally necessary for the child to be born. A child can be taken by a Caesarean operation, but it is said that it is better for the child to be born in a natural way. I will not write more about that since I lack knowledge. We are still in ... (read more)

COMPASSION

COMPASSION   Last time I wrote about sin. The word sin is giving a negative feeling while the word compassion arises positive feelings. One becomes warm and happy. If we would have had more compassion in the world, the world would have looked very different. We would not have had terrible wars and people would have been treated with respect, mercy and justice. When I think about compassion, I think about someone being kind, somebody doing good for others. I think that the word goodness ... (read more)

WHAT HAVE CHRISTIANS DONE WITH THE WORD SIN?

WHAT HAVE CHRISTIANS DONE WITH THE WORD SIN? Part 2 I started last time to write about religion. I mentioned a lot of things that were considered to be sinful, but many of these were made by men. This time I will focus on things that are wrong, but they are more and more accepted in several churches. Some churches will even accept yoga in their churches. They will say that yoga is a form of gymnastic and it will help you to relax. It might help you to relax, but it isn’t a mere form of ... (read more)

WHAT HAVE WE CHRISTIANS DONE WITH THE WORD SIN?

WHAT HAVE WE CHRISTIANS DONE WITH THE WORD SIN? Part 1 Many are putting a sign of equation between the word sin and religion. There are groups and sects within Christianity where they talk a lot about sin. They do not only talk about the things that the Bible call sin, but make a lot of their own rules. They might have made rules for what kind of clothes they should put on. Should they have long or short hair? Is it sinful to put on make-up? Maybe one shouldn’t use jewelries, at least not ... (read more)

HOW DO WE REACT DURING TIMES OF CRISIS?

HOW DO WE REACT DURING TIMES OF CRISIS?   The entire world has been turned up- side down during the last weeks. If we turn on the news, we hear about the Corona virus. If we read newspapers, we read about the virus. This has been the situation since this epidemic started in China. Entire regions were closed and the population could not leave nor enter certain areas. The virus spread rapidly and the whole world is more or less affected by this. Italy, Spain and France have been severely ... (read more)

REVIVAL, part 2

REVIVAL Part 2 When we receive Jesus and get saved, God’s spirit moves into our spirit and we become a new creation in Jesus Christ. One part of us gets ready for heaven. The letter to the Philippians 2:12 says that we should work on the salvation of our soul. When we get saved, we receive a power that helps us to live according to God’s will here on earth. We read I Romans 5:5 that the Lord has poured His love into our heart. That means that we have received a lot of love. We can activate ... (read more)

REVIVAL, part 1

REVIVAL Part 1 How many prayer-meetings have you attended where they pray for revival? I have been to many, but I am not always sure what we pray for. I am not an expert on revival-history, but I have read about quite a few revivals. I will start by writing about a revival that has to do with us as individuals before I write about the revival reaching many. The first point goes like this: God, wake me! Many of us have an alarm-clock waking us in the morning. As a pensioner I do not always need ... (read more)