Opinion Verse of the day

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VERSE OF THE DAY
January 11
Ephesians 4:22-24
22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.​
 

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VERSE OF THE DAY
January 13
Isaiah 43:19
19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.​
 

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Psalm 23.
Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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VERSE OF THE DAY
January 16
Isaiah 41:10
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.​
 

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Not sure "bizarre cults" can be compared to traditional religions tho.
They used "bibles" in their conversion methods...to beat recalcitrants who wouldnt convert.
Religion is a mixed bag of help and mistreatment from too much power.

Don't forget mainstream religion involved itself in murderous crusades, inquistions and using "orphaned" children for child labour.
Other religions can and have been just as bad.

It just shows constant vigilance and accountability of religions is required to prevent people abusing power those seeking comfort, support and solace give them .
 
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They used "bibles" in their conversion methods...to beat recalcitrants who wouldnt convert.
Religion is a mixed bag of help and mistreatment from too much power.

Don't forget mainstream religion involved itself in murderous crusades, inquistions and using "orphaned" children for child labour.
Other religions can and have been just as bad.

It just shows constant vigilance and accountability of religions is required to prevent people abusing power those seeking comfort, support and solace give them .
The bible tells us that darkness can appear as light and we need to be vigilant lest we succumb.
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They used "bibles" in their conversion methods...to beat recalcitrants who wouldnt convert.
Religion is a mixed bag of help and mistreatment from too much power.

Don't forget mainstream religion involved itself in murderous crusades, inquistions and using "orphaned" children for child labour.
Other religions can and have been just as bad.

It just shows constant vigilance and accountability of religions is required to prevent people abusing power those seeking comfort, support and solace give them .
It also educated millions, fed billions, housed billions, etc etc. Many only see the minor blemishes - not the overall wonder.

Often - these same people actually do nothing themselves - just criticise the blemishes.

I remember a friend telling me the reason he didn't support World Vision - the admin costs were too high. We supported two children. He did nothing. But at least he knew he didn't pay too much for admin costs.
 
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