Healthy Childhood But – – –

A4P Guest: I am a born again Christian man. I am 22 years old, a senior in one of Universities in Ethiopia. I lead a Christian fellowship in campus. I’ve been following you, probably, since day one. I grew up in church and I don’t exactly know when I came to Christ. The only thing I am sure of is that I am in Christ, not in the world. I have devoted Christian families. Both my parents serve in the local church. I have one younger sister. I have a healthy childhood as far as I can remember. I am telling you this so you know my background. I heard many people saying, “People who have problems with porn have no healthy background and childhood history.” So, my story is a bit different. Continue reading Healthy Childhood But – – –

Act Like Little “gods”

The LORD’s prayer is something we Christians tend to see as a creed or benediction but it is much more than that. It is actually an outline of prayers, a set of prayers that shows us the most effective way of not only to pray but also expectations, attitudes and mindsets to have when we approach the throne of the Most High God in prayer.

Let’s see for today only one line of the LORD’s prayer: Continue reading Act Like Little “gods”

Man Forsaking God

Today I read 2 Chronicles 15. I mean, I studied this chapter but I also listened to the Book of Romans.

My friends, I can’t tell you how much I love the Book of Romans. It was the first book that the Holy Spirit opened my spiritual eyes to understand for the first time while I was in my bedroom in New Delhi, India, in the middle of the night. (Please don’t ask, “When?” It was 100 years ago.) Continue reading Man Forsaking God

After the First Night

When a man wants to marry a girl because he lusts after her body, he can present himself to her as the most romantic man on this planet earth.

And for a girl, there is nothing as attractive as a romantic man. She thinks that he is madly in love with her. But the truth of the matter is he is not really in love with her. Is he ready for a long term commitment such as marriage? Oh, no, he is not. But does he care if he even goes through the wedding process to have her body for a night? No, he doesn’t care. Continue reading After the First Night

The Battle Cry (“ፉከራ”)

Whenever I read the Bible, I sometimes catch myself zooming in on one word or phrase and can’t move forward.
 
Today, I read 2 Chronicles 13 and the phrase that stopped me in the middle was this: “the battle cry,” on verse 15.
 
First, I wrestled with the phrase for a few minutes but the only thing I was able to come up with was the literal meaning of the words, battle and cry. But the literal meaning of those words didn’t sync or flow with the context of the chapter.

Continue reading The Battle Cry (“ፉከራ”)