Russia’s Newest Law: No Evangelizing Outside of Church

Very disturbing news.  This law will go into effect on July 20, 2016.

Read article at … Christianity Today.

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Ephesians 4:14-16 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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I became acquainted with this poem quite a while ago when the author left a comment on my blog. It so touched my heart that I asked her at that time if I could post the poem on my site. She graciously said yes. The poem was written by Elizabeth Burke, a born again Christian, and it surely comes from the depths of an evangelistic heart burdened for the lost. The poem came to mind again recently as I thought about the brevity of life and the many in my family who are not saved. The love of God and the love of souls compels us to evangelize. 

A poignant and evangelistic poem …


One cloudy restless Sabbath Day,

I went in search of where he lay.

So pensively I picked my way,

Past ancient headstones and decay.


Celtic crosses in the mist,

Coloured gravestones, raindrop-kissed,

Crying curlew overhead,

Wooden crosses, unknown dead.


The old, the young, the rich, the poor,

A child, a babe…. a grief to endure;

A nobleman, a pauper, a puritan, a thief:

Death knows no boundary, and nor doth grief.


Who were these within their day,

Whose bodies now lie clothed in clay?

Were they told, or did they see

That Jesus died all souls to free?


And then I thought on the living-dead,

For whom His precious blood was shed,

And how I wished that they could be

Joyful, saved, from sin set free.


Oh, how I longed to talk with him,

Before the flickering light grew dim,

But hope had drowned in the Great Forever,

Where land and riches matter never.

So, brother, sister we must go –

Tell loved-one, neighbour, friend and foe,

For how can we so silent be…

If we love the Author of Eternity?

(by Elizabeth Burke, 2004, printed with permission)

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 


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How to Create a Conscientious Objector’s (CO) File

How to Create a Conscientious Objector’s (CO) File

Most “born again” churches today have strayed from biblically based “Conscientious Objector” beliefs long held and taught by the Christian churches of the past. For that reason it has become necessary for born again Christians to document their beliefs long before a draft is initiated.  

The link below from the Mennonite Church is a good resource to give you an “idea” of how to document your Conscientious Objector beliefs.

Excerpt … “A CO file is a collection of faith statements, references, and other evidence that you are a conscientious objector to participation in the military. The purpose of the file is to give evidence to a draft board that your beliefs are long-held and sincere, not a ploy to avoid being sent into a specific war. Young women should also make a file, since it is likely that women would be included in a draft.”

How to Create a Conscientious Objector’s (CO) File


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Be encouraged brothers and sisters in Christ.  The Lord has given us a wonderful promise.

Matthew 28:20 … lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Benson Commentary:

… exceeding great and precious promise he ushers in…

“I am with you;

I, the eternal Son of God;

I, who have the angels at my command, and make the devils tremble by my frown;

I, who in your sight have caused the storms to cease, the blind to see, the lame to walk, the dead to rise, only with the word of my mouth;

I, who have all power in heaven and earth committed to me — am with you;

not, I will be with you, but, I am with you, and that alway,

all the days, or every day:

Wheresoever you are, and whensoever you do any thing toward the executing of the commission which I have given you, I am with you in the doing of it,

and that too to the very end of the world:

that is, so long as I have a church upon earth, which shall be till my coming again to judge the world, all this while I promise to be with you, and consequently as long as the world shall last.”

Barnes Commentary:

Lo, I am with you – That is, by my Spirit, my providence, my attending counsel and guidance. I will strengthen, assist, and direct you. This also proves that Christ is divine. If he is a mere man, or a creature, though of the highest order, how could he promise to be “with” his disciples “always,” or at all? They would be scattered far and wide. His disciples would greatly increase. If he was “with them” always, he was God; for no finite creature could thus be present with many people scattered in different parts of the world.

Pulpit Commentary:

Amen.  … expresses what every pious reader must say in his heart, “So be it, O Lord; be with us unto the end; guide and strengthen us in life, and bring us safely through the valley of the shadow of death, to thy blessed presence, where is the fulness of joy forevermore!”

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