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GLMX #263: The Polluted Earth?

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This past week, over 200 world leaders gathered in Paris to discuss what some have described as the greatest threat facing the planet — global warming. Politicians, scientists, and other leaders paint the situation in dire terms. The French president compared the threat of climate change to the threat of terrorism. Scientists tell us that if the course is not reversed, sea levels will rise dramatically, coastal regions will be flooded, severe weather events will increase, and the way of life for many people will be disrupted. Pope Francis said that if something is not done about this problem, the world is “at the limits of suicide.” Continue Reading…

GLMX #262: The Greatest Thing To Be Thankful For


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This past weekend, millions in America gathered around dinner tables, television sets, and in family living rooms to spend time celebrating with each other. For many, the Thanksgiving holiday was the only time they were able to see their extended family together in one location, and they were grateful to spend time together and catch up on all that has happened in each other’s lives. Thanks was given for the many blessings of the past year, and many departed with anticipation for the year that is to come.

I hope that you had much to express gratitude for this year as well. As one writer said, “Ingratitude is poison to the soul.” The more grateful you are, the healthier and happier your life will be. Continue Reading…

GLMX #261: The Need for Security

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In the wake of recent terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks in Europe and other places around the world, a CNN report has stated that many European citizens are questioning their governments’ ability to keep them safe. After January’s terror attack on the offices of a satirical newspaper in Paris, many expected the continent’s security forces to do a better job of tracking down and eliminating threats to citizens’ security. However, last week’s attacks (once again in Paris) show that there is still much to be desired. In fact, one Belgian official told CNN, ‘We can hardly keep an eye on people who came back from Syria because there are more than 130 of them. You can’t expect judicial authorities or security services to keep an eye on the hundreds of people who have been radicalized and whom you might suspect will go to join ISIS.’ Continue Reading…

GLMX #260: The Tragedy of Being Unprepared to Die

People gather for a national service for the victims of the terror attack at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

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On Friday night in Paris, multiple simultaneous terror attacks were carried out. 129 people were killed, and over 350 were injured. It was the worst attack in France since World War II.

Those who died in the attacks were people just like you and me. They were out at the end of the week, enjoying a Friday night and looking forward to the weekend. Some were at a soccer game. Some were eating in a restaurant. Some were attending a concert. It is one of the worst tragedies the modern world has ever witnessed. So many lives ended suddenly, unexpectedly, and unnecessarily.

What is more tragic, however, is that many of those who died may have been unprepared to face what comes after death. An eternal destination awaits each of us after we leave this earth. A decision we make in this life determines where we end up. You can die just as suddenly and unexpectedly as those 129 souls who departed this earth on Friday in Paris, or you may die after living into your old age. Either way, you have an opportunity to prepare for what comes after death right now. It would be a tragedy if you did not take advantage of this chance. Continue Reading…

GLMX #259: All Lives Matter to God


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You’ve heard the slogans in recent months — “black lives matter”, “all lives matter”, “police lives matter,” “white lives matter.” Racial conflict, and its sometimes deadly consequences, has unfortunately led to increased division in our country. This is evident even in the belief of some that one of the aforementioned slogans should be used to the exclusion of all others.

Whatever position you take on issues of race, police brutality, and injustice in this country, I can tell you without a doubt that all lives matter to God. You may not feel like your life or the lives of a certain group of people matter to the government or to society at large, but I can say without hesitation that every life matters to God. In God’s eyes, every person is deserving of being treated with respect, honor, fairness, and dignity because every human being is made in God’s image. Most importantly, all lives matter to God because every life represents a soul worth saving from sin and the punishment of sin.

John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Did you notice how the word “world” is used three times in these two verses? That word refers to everybody in the world — all lives. God sent Jesus to save all lives. “Whosoever” is another great word; it means anybody at anytime. If you are alive today, you are a part of the world and a part of whosoever. God cares about all people and He cares about you.

No matter your race, ethnicity, or socio-economic background, God cares about you and wants to save you. The Apostle John wrote that, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, people “out of every kindred, and tongue, and nation” are being redeemed and reconciled to God. In one of his visions, he saw an “angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people…”

God has clearly indicated in His Word that all lives matter to Him.

Your life matters to Him. He doesn’t want you to live without knowing Him as your Heavenly Father. And He doesn’t want you to die without making sure that you will be with Him in Heaven for eternity. You can get to know Him only by accepting Jesus Christ — the Way, the Truth, and the Life — as your Lord and Savior.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, here is how you can accept Him into your heart today.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!

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