BIT'S AND PIECES FROM OUR LIFE TOGETHER

Why Science Does Not Disprove God

This article on the ‘Time’ magazine site takes up on the ongoing debate between science and God. For me it raises a question that intrigues my curiosity: Assuming God wins this debate, then where did God come from? The article… Biology, physics, mathematics, engineering and medicine help us understand the world, but there is much about life that remains a mystery. A number of recent books and articles would have…

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Optical Illusion that Causes a Natural Hallucination

7 Arrows For Bible Reading

The seven arrows of Bible reading is a tool to power bible studying in small groups. Rather than simply talking about the Bible, it helps to understand the Bible and know how to apply it to our lives.      Read More…

Predestination

Can one drive a car without understanding the mechanics of the combustion engine or the complexities of an automatic gearbox or the intricacies of the electronic systems that control our modern vehicles? Can one be a christian without understanding the nitty gritty of justification, sanctification, predestination, consecration, incarnation and many other unbelievably complex terms? So, if you don’t want to dive in under the hood on this one, please feel free…

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Grace, Faith, Works and Obedience – How Do They All Work Together?

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about God’s Grace. I’ve been finding it all somewhat confusing. I have battled to grasp the concept in isolation. This article helped me get some perspective of how “grace” relates to God’s bigger plan for us.

Grace

FOR by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2:8.

Now, being saved by grace is a wonderful thing isn’t it? It is a gift from God just as Ephesians 2:8 says. If we were to look up the word grace in the dictionary we would find many definitions. One definition that I especially like is, “the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.” There are others also that I like, “mercy; clemency; pardon.” So we can see that grace is unmerited favor from God to man. We can not earn grace or mercy or pardon, it is a free gift. Praise God for that! That is why it says in the very next verse, that we would boast if we could work our way to heaven.

Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:9.

Works

Now that we have looked at grace,

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Tugela Ferry Trip

Aury, Gary, Matt and I (Ronald) spent 6 days at a mission in Tugela Ferry during the July school holidays. I’ve been meaning to write something about the trip and the mission. There’s a lot to tell. Just to get a feel for the place have a look at their sites on the web… They are active on Facebook, see here for a description of who they are and here for some pictures of the place. Their Khayelisha Care Project has it’s own site here

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Some songs I enjoy!

Ronald's Playlist 1 by Ronald on Grooveshark

This is a story about four people :

Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when actually Nobody asked Anybody. So this is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody & Nobody.

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