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True Freedom

Materialism - A strangle hold from the pitsIn this world we live in today, there are a lot of people offering and others looking for “the one thing” or that so called “x factor” which they think will take them to “the next level” or there are certain goods or services which, people think that when they obtain them, that they will have “arrived” or be on top. People a lot of the time love to give into advertising. Companies no longer sell goods or services, they sell “dreams” and the general public, for the most part has lapped it up.

Our Unseen Guest

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal - 2 Corinthians 4:18.At Christmas, It is so easy to get caught up with all the preparations that need to be made. You see the need to buy presents, get the turkey, the ham and all the related trimmings, which you think you need to have a “perfect” celebration. But what are you celebrating? Why all the fuss? Why are you so tired running around from shop to shop for what you’re being told are reasonable provisions? You also might be attending the end of year parties, school plays etc. So that when the day actually arrives you feel too tired and worn out to enjoy it. And of course the very next day the rat race begins once again with getting what advertisers claim are “the bargains which are not to be missed”, which, only a few days or weeks ago cost you double.

Our Condition

There is a large group of people in this country today who think there is no God or if he is there, that he is unconcerned or disinterested in us “mere-mortals”. This is because they look around them and see and hear of plenty of tragedies, be they across the street or on the other side of the world. They say, “How can God exist when there is so much hurt and pain in the world” or “How can a just God allow so much suffering” and they dismiss it.

Ill – Gotten Gains

You may have heard of the saying “Possession is nine tenths of the law”. It has been glibly bandied around by people who think they are justifying themselves. The nine tenths which they refer to are of course the ten commandments which are listed in the old testament of the bible in the book of Exodus chapter 20. The reason why they don’t give the full 10 out of 10 is because they break the 8th commandment says “You shall not steal”.

Are We Accountable?

Are We Accountable?

This is a very real question that must be answered. The obvious answer to this question in life is yes. If you are in school or college, you are accountable to your teachers or lecturers and parents. If you are in work, then you are answerable to the boss or manager who has been placed over you, however competent or otherwise he or she may be. If you are self – employed, you are answerable to your clients. You are also answerable to the government (revenue commissioners) in paying what you owe.