Love, Freedom, Truth – Christ!

 

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This is something I wrote maybe a few years ago now (with some minor tweaking), as we were becoming more aware of what the Bible truly teaches about women (or rather doesn’t!)

It is for freedom that He has set you free!
How precious this verse is. So much in this world wants to keep us from our freedom in Christ. I used to think it was just the things of the world or our own fears, but sadly much of ‘Christianity’ is opposed to our freedom also. Continue reading

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Double Whammy For Christian Women

 

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Women are being doubly discriminated against for being female, and for being Christian.

Women worldwide are vulnerable because of their gender. It includes domestic violence, dowry and honor killings, forced prostitution, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), raping, abortion etc. It can also include things like low literacy rate and ownership. Being female can put you automatically in these categories. Lines are often blurred between cultural and religious abuse. Even in a first world country like New Zealand, being of female gender can make you vulnerable to abuses. Men are not subjected to such fears, abuses or violence. Do men ever think of having their car keys ready in their hand to veer off a possible attacker in an empty parking lot? Your whole approach to life is different. A lot has been done in New Zealand to give women support and equality. I’m thankful for that. Continue reading

When Silence Is Not Golden

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“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:

God will not hold us guiltless.

Not to speak is to speak.

Not to act is to act.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

As we remember Yom Ha Shoah -The Holocaust Memorial Day, it is easy to imagine brutal Nazi’s in their uniforms with their cold hard stares. But Dietrich’s quote reveals the true reality of what led to this most tragic episode of our blood drenched history. All humanity who knew something of what was unfolding in Europe had a responsibility to speak or act on behalf of those whose freedom and life were being stolen away; responsible to choose to stand on the side of justice and humanity and be ambassadors for the Creator of life. Continue reading

Keep Praying

Over the last few years as we have prayed for the Persecuted Church we have become familiar with individuals and their struggles in countries where being a Christian means regular persecution and even death. We have been so thankful for sites such as Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin, Morning Star, and others that get the news out about our brothers and sisters in Christ.

To be able to pray for individuals by name has been a privilege and has connected us to the larger body of Christ that spans the whole earth. It has challenged us in our faith and prayer life as well, often waiting to hear of some, any good news about those we pray for.

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