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1. What would He say about abortion?

2. Should we watch R-rated movies?

3.  Should I tell a sinner, that is wrong to swear?

4.    What would He do with a sick person?

5.    How should I treat my parents?

6. How can I resist temptation and stand strong against sin?

 


 

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   1. What would He say about abortion?

God gave us life from the moment of conception and He is the only one that can take it away.

 

Ex 20:13

"You shall not murder.   (NIV)

 

Other Scriptures praise our gift of life:

Matt 5:14-16

14    "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
15    Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16    In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
(NIV)

Ps 139:13-17

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

(NIV)

Rom 13:9-10
9    The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
10    Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
(NIV)

Mark 12:28-31
28    One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"
29    "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
30    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'
31    The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
(NIV)

Eccl 12:13-14
13    Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole of man.
14    For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.
(NIV)
 
Refer to:
Evangelium Vitae: On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life (1995)  Encyclical Letter Addressed by the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II to the Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Men and Women Religious, Lay Faithful, and All People of Good Will. http://www.nccbuscc.org/prolife/tdocs/evangel/evangeli.htm

 

 

  2. Should we watch R-rated movies?

I ask you:

If Jesus was sitting next to you in the movie theatre would you be embarrassed?

If the answer is Yes." You should not see that movie.

If the action in the movie leads you to sin, you should not see that movie.

"It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;

that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable,

not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;

and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him.

The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you.

For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life."

1Thes 4:3-7

(NIV)

You have to use your human freedom and train your emotions. Realize that your passion is like a bird, once you let it out of its cage of discipline is very hard to place it back in.

Keep your passions in check. Human emotions are to be tamed and temper. They are neither right nor wrong - it is what you do with them. If a movie moves you to tears is ok, but if it moves you to hatred is not ok. If a movie moves you to compassion is ok, but if it arouses your sexual desires, it is wrong. If a movie makes you better spiritually, if it builds you up as a human being is ok, if it tears down the good in you it is bad.

Keep yourself pure, remember you are the temple of the Holy Spirit.

What would Jesus say if He saw you watching a "trashy" movie?

Probably He would ask you… How are you helping Me build my kingdom on earth?

Look in the Movies Review for the rating of the movies playing today, by the Bishops of the USA.

If you desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the LORD will bestow her upon you;

For fear of the LORD is wisdom and culture; loyal humility is his delight.

Sirach 1:23-24

(NAB)

 

 

     3.  Should I tell a sinner, that is wrong to swear?

Yes, Jesus came to show us the way to the Father in heaven. He was surrounded by sinners. Like Him, we need to minister to sinners and condemn the sin.

If someone you work with, has a foul way of speaking, tell them, that is not right in a gentle manner, and minister to them that way. Disapprove the sin, and teach the sinner the right way.

Remember that:

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they
put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see
your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matt 5:14-16

(NIV)

 

   4.   What would Jesus do with a sick person?

He would heal them. If after praying about an illness, still remains it is that is not in God’s time to heal it yet. Don’t loose hope, every thing in life has a purpose for those who love the Lord, even sickness.

We are here to grow in holiness on our walk to heaven, if it is in God’s will and time, God will heal us.

Matt 15:30-31

30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.

31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.

(NIV)

John 9:1-7

1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.

2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

3 "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.

4 As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.

5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

6 Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes.

7 "Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

(NIV)

Pray for healing.

Pray for yourself and for those who are ill. GOD ALWAYS ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS.

Once you bring God into the picture of your life, he will guide to the BEST.

Matt 10:1

1 He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

(NIV)

 Matt 10:7-8

7 As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.'

8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

(NIV)

   5. How should I treat my parents?

Treat your parents with respect. Listen to them and pray for them. Never call them names or insult them.

Remember to help and love your mother and father. Bless them at all times. You do not insult the plant that bear fruit --- so do not insult your parents, THEY BROUGHT YOU INTO THE WORLD.

The fourth commandments says:

"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. Exod 20:12

(NIV)

and the Book of Sirach says:

Children, pay heed to a father's right; do so that you may live.

[Sir 3:2] For the LORD sets a father in honor over his children; a mother's authority he confirms over her sons.

[Sir 3:3] He who honors his father atones for sins;

[Sir 3:4] he stores up riches who reveres his mother.

[Sir 3:5] He who honors his father is gladdened by children, and when he prays he is heard.

[Sir 3:6] He who reveres his father will live a long life; he obeys the LORD who brings comfort to his mother.

[Sir 3:7] He who fears the LORD honors his father, and serves his parents as rulers.

[Sir 3:8] In word and deed honor your father that his blessing may come upon you;

[Sir 3:9] For a father's blessing gives a family firm roots, but a mother's curse uproots the growing plant.

[Sir 3:10] Glory not in your father's shame, for his shame is no glory to you!

[Sir 3:11] His father's honor is a man's glory; disgrace for her children, a mother's shame.

[Sir 3:12] My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives.

[Sir 3:13] Even if his mind fail, be considerate with him; revile him not in the fullness of your strength.

[Sir 3:14] For kindness to a father will not be forgotten, it will serve as a sin offering--it will take lasting root.

[Sir 3:15] In time of tribulation it will be recalled to your advantage, like warmth upon frost it will melt away your sins.

[Sir 3:16] A blasphemer is he who despises his father; accursed of his Creator, he who angers his mother.

[Sir 3:17] My son, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.

If you insulted or offended someone in your circle of family or friends, be quick in apologize and pray for them.

God bless you!

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