Know What You Believe

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Know What You Believe

The Bible is a collection of (66) sixty-six books inspired by God. Comprised of both the Old and New Testaments. God’s Holy Word gives us a glimpse into the mind of God, the state of man, his origins and history and the Way of God’s plan of SALVATION through Jesus Christ. It contains His authentic inspired Word to Light our path and nourish us spiritually. To encourage, support , comfort, abet and cheer us on as well as convict us of any wrongdoing! Or should I say sin which is anything that separates us from God! No one wants to talk about sin these days! Know what you believe!




The Bible is our life’s manual. It is the history of Jesus Christ and candidly gives us an account of His story! It contains God’s will for our lives!Genesis tells us that from the very beginning Jesus Christ IS! Jesus Christ IS the Living Word who spoke everything into existence. This is what the Word tells us about Jesus: “He is the Image of The invisible God, the Firstborn over ALL creation. For by Him ALL things were created that are in heaven and that are on the Earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. ALL things were created through Him and for HIM! And He is before ALL things and in Him ALL things consist. And He is the HEAD of the body, the CHURCH, who is the BEGINNING, the firstborn from the dead, that in ALL things HE may have the PREEMINENCE!” Colossians 1



Preeminence means Jesus Christ is Superior and ranks Higher than anyone or anything. He truly is Outstanding! He outshines anyone or anything else! He being the Head is the beginning of His Church! Jesus is the origin of His Church! The Word of God is God’s declaration of His TRUTH! Although there are many speculative scientific theories and hypothesis’ it has never been proven to be otherwise! “In the beginning GOD!” Jesus spoke the heavens and the earth into existence! “Then God said, “Let US make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, let them have dominion over…” Genesis 1




When we were created we were given the ability to think; meaning mental intellect, ability to understand, express emotion and will. With this came free choice. When Adam was created from the dust he was sinless. Eve was taken from Adam’s side she too was created sinless. Eve set sin in motion and Adam cosigned! They fell into sin. Roman 3 says; “ For All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God…” Their quality and standard of life was significantly altered because of this choice! They disobeyed and sinned; separated from God, therefore sin entered into the world. The Bible is clear on this. Know what you believe!




Every since the beginning mankind has continued to sin. We have inherited a proclivity towards sin. Because of this inner inclination towards sin mankind has continually grew further and further away from life as God intended. Mankind continued to disobey our forefathers, Abraham and Gods’ prophets, priests and Kings. “Therefore, just as though one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…” Romans 1 This is why we need a Savior ; To save us from the power of sin reigning in our lives! Know what you believe!




God sent His Son Jesus Christ to us, wrapped in sinless flesh to overcome sin in the flesh for us! He was born of a virgin, Mary. He lived a sinless life! He was misunderstood and mistreated, crucified, died and was buried. But, He arose with ALL POWER! He sacrificed his life for us all! So we could be restored and now have a proper relationship with Him! “And the WORD became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His GLORY as the only Begotten of the Father, Full of Grace and TRUTH…” John 1. The Word of God is so precious! God does not want any of us to be ignorant! Nor does He want us to be deceived or manipulated into believing something that is not true! The TRUTH really does set you Free! The Spirit of the Lord, His precious Holy Spirit is given as The Comforter, our internal Counselor and Teacher upon the profession of our Faith and belief in Jesus Christ! As His child you must nurture your belief by developing and ongoing relationship with the Lord through His Word! It is important to Know what you believe




God wants us to have a healthy balanced FAITH! Jesus taught a balance. We are to share the Word. It is not necessary to force it upon anyone. As Christians we are continually growing. We never get to a place when we have arrived. I was taught that “We are forever becoming.” In the eyes of God we are all children. "God has no grandchildren!" Therefore there is always room for improvement. God has given us His Holy Spirit, with this comes responsibility! As we grow in the grace and knowledge of His Word there should be a change. Anger, fear, anxiety, doubt, stress, love, hate, grief...... are all emotions one feels from time to time. We are blessed! Blessed means deep joy and contentment in God! We can still have His unspeakable Joy when our focus is on Him! As we grow spiritually the Fruit of His Spirit develops within us and we are better to exercise self control!


God loves you and wants you to know HIS Word!

“ That we should no longer be children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind and doctrine , by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the TRUTH in LOVE, may grow up in ALL things into HIM who is the Head- Christ-from whom the whole body, joined and knitted together by what every joint supplies according to the effective working by which every part does its share…” Ephesians 5


God does not want us to be legalistic or rigid! You will discover that there are people in the Bible who are not very different from you or I. Every since Jesus resurrection and ascension we have been given the gift of having His indwelling presence within us. Praise God! You will also find in His Word that God is sovereign over all of us as well as His creation! There is liberty in knowing Jesus! But we must never use that liberty for maliciousness. This is why it is important to develop an intimate ongoing personal relationship with Jesus Christ through His Word. Jesus died so we could have a life full of Joy. This is possible when we keep Him as the center of our lives!!! We can continually be renewed and transformed by the Word of God by His precious Holy Spirit! This way you can be, “like a tree that is planted by the rivers of water bringing forth its fruit in season...” Psalms 1 As you get to know the Lord your Trust deepens. Within His Word is an endless wealth of godly wisdom and spiritually nutritious “Food for Thought!” It is important to Know what you believe!

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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Yea, then the true Church is WORD in the flesh also - bodies (plural), ekklesia and not anything else. WORD means uncompromised Word of God. Awesome.


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you Deborrah, for speaking the true word of God. thank you for sharing the word. have a blessed day. creativeone59


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advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

Interesting hub!


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RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Thank you for the "sermon." It blended rather nicely with the one I heard in church today AND on the radio on the way to church. It always amazes me how spiritual minds are so often in such harmony that it seems uncanny. To God be all glory!!


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Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

Know what you believe by knowing "who" you believe. Thank you for reminding us that our faith is anchored in a person - the person of Jesus Christ. Excellent hub!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Valdimir Uhri,

That's deep! We are the Church!

Yes, WORD is the uncompromised Word of God!

Thank you for visiting its been a pleasure

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Creativeone59,

Thank You for visiting. Have a wonderfully blessed day as well.

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Advisor4q,

Thank you for taking the time to visit. Please come again.

Blessings


coffeesnob 7 years ago

That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. 2 Tim 1:12

Yes, know what you believe and in whom you believe and know Jesus is able before trials come. know so as to stand firm.

thanks for your thoughts DeBorrah

blessings


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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

You preach it sister!! Jesus is the reason to be joyful. He created us and gave us a way out of our trouble at the same time. He gave us His heart and then gave us His life's blood. He made it possible for you and I to be family in His name. Love you sister.


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june688 7 years ago

"Food for Thought" I like this . That is why we are here.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

RevLady,

Thank you and I feel you here. It is a beautiful thing that we can be on one accord through the Word of God. The Holy Spirit is so wonderful! Although in different places when our minds are all tuned in spiritually we come from the same place. And yes, to God be the Glory!

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Gicky Soriano,

You are right it is very important to “Know” God and His Word! And Yes, By doing this we are anchored in Jesus Christ!

Thank You !

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Coffesnob,

Timothy had a godly heritage. He knew that there was no need to be ashamed when you know the Lord and your Faith is in Him! It is important to develop an ongoing relationship with the Lord. So when a trial does comes we can stand strong. If a trial comes and you don’t know the Lord He is also the perfect place to go. I hope others are encouraged by this. Thank you!

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

June688,

Thank you for visiting and please come again!

Blessings!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Isn't it so. The people in the Bible, Noah, Abram, Joseph, were just real people like us. That is incredible to really contemplate—they seem so . . . otherworldly. But it ain't so. They were just folks. Like us.


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Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

Wonderful hub! It is so important, especially in these days to truly know what we believe.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Nobody

Praise God! Jesus really is the reason to be Joyful! There is much peace when you know He knows your heart! It is important to Know the Lord, who you are in Christ and Know His WORD! And yes through Him we are family! Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

In His Love, Blessings,


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James A Watkins,

Yes they were... it is "incredible to really contemplate!" And now, we have been given the precious Gift of His Holy Spirit that resides within us!

Thank you for visiting!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Cari Jean,

Thank you for visiting! It is really important

to Know the Lord and Know what you believe!

Thank You for visiting.

Blessings!


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esllr 7 years ago

What a Wonderful Hub! LoVe another as HE loves us. Only then can we bring forward his full blessings and gifts already waiting for us.

We have to pray with gratitude and KNOW HE will never fail us. HE IS the MOST HIGH AND POWEWFUL!

I do "KNOW WHAT I BELIEVE"

DeBorrah you have inspired me again, you are a blessing!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Eslr,

Thank you!Love is a gift from God! In order to truly Love someone you must know God; because He is LOVE!

You are right ahout praying with gratitude and Yes the Lord is always right there! KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE!

Thank you for visiting and please come again you are always welcome!

Blessings!


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stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

What a remarkable God we have, and how beautifully you describe so many details of the Word. God Bless You Dear Heart.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Stars439,

You are so right; God is remarkable! Thank you for your kind comments and please come again!

Blessings!


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heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

Keep speaking His truth in Love:) I am encouraged that there are so many like you sharing God's Light and Love:) Thank you!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Heart4theword, Thank you! And thank you for visiting and sharing your comments, you are quite welcome! Blessings!


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas

Knowing that God dewell with us is the greatess.Thanks DeBorrah


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Swiftly Clean, AMEN! You are so right! Its the BEST! You are so welcome and Thank you for sharing as well, Blessings!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

You have a wonderful way of making scripture relevant, Deb. Thanks!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Habee, Thank you! Nice of you to stop by, In His Love, Blessings!


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

You are so correct, balance is the key! I always tell my students and clients If we don’t accept the earthly aspects of Jesus’ salvation by faith, we will have no basis to accept all these testimonies of heavenly things. There must be BALANCE!!!! Praise God! Great Hub my friend!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta, Amen! May the LORD'S Favor rest upon you as you help others draw closer to HIM!

Thank you for sharing your insight! Much LOVE to you my friend!!! In HIS Love, Joy Peace & Blessings!


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Jesus is the way and the light. He is the only way. Your hub is a very good and well written testimony to Him. Thank you, dear one and may the Lord bless and keep you.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Vocalcoach, Yes He is!!! Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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christ4ever 6 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia

I forgot to comment the last few times I was here... :)

I have linked to this article frequently as it is very well written concerning the often questioned validity of The Holy Bible, and the Christian faith or belief system. You can tell that this article was also written with a genuine heart for Jesus which makes it all the more sincere and true in my opinion.

Keep up the fine work in His service! With blessings...

Rev.Ted


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Christ4ever, Thank you so much... There is much joy and contentment knowing that the Word of God is infallible! His Peace rests upon us when we Believe and Trust in Him! You have discerned my hearts intentions! Please do come again!

God Bless you for sharing, again Thank YOU! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! We can always have HOPE in the LORD!


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trimar7 6 years ago from New York

Great hub. I know it will help many to hear your words. Keep writing!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Trimar7, Thank You! I hope many are encouraged as you have encouraged me as well! So nice of you to stop by! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


Brenda Durham 5 years ago

DeBorrah, I can't believe I hadn't read and commented on this one before! Awesome writing about the awesomest Lord! You always write with such common sense and great inspiration!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Brenda, God truly is AWESOME! Thank YOU! It is always good to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by to share your words of encouragement! So glad that you have been encouraged as well! My prayers are with you! In His Love,Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Hi ,

Though i dont beleive in Christinity but i do read your hubs and find them very nice and thought provoking.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Sweetie, I am so glad that this has "provoked thought" Thank you for taking time to read this! It is my desire to share The WORD of GOD and the goodness of JESUS CHRIST with everyone all over this world...

Please do come again, you are ALWAYS WELCOME! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Beautiful hub about the necessity of Knowing Him and believing Him through His Word.

I really liked your description of Preeminence being that He is above all. Higher than anyone or anything. That really puts things into perspective.

I also liked your example of the first sin how Adam co-signed and it was a joint decision.

His Word is so precious! To read it for ourselves is essential for us to know what we truly believe.

Blessed by your tribute to the value of His truth.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Tamarjo, Thank You! I am elated that you have been encouraged! It is important that we KNOW what we Believe! As you say "HIS WORD IS PRECIOUS!" AMEN! & AMEN!! It is Spiritual nourishment for our souls! PRAISE GOD! That we are on one accord!

Thank you for stoppng by to share your marvelous spiritual insight! I TOO have been blessed!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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drpastorcarlotta 3 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

I had to comment again o this Hub! This Hub is EXCELLENT!!!!! “We are forever becoming.” AMEN! Love you girl!! I pray for you and your family!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta, Marvelous! So glad that you are encouraged! Praise God! Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated! Yes indeed; "we are forever becoming." Much Love to You in Jesus Name! May our Heavenly Father abundantly Bless you from His endless spiritual as well as material riches as you continue to go forth boldly proclaiming the Word of God! You are a wonderful WOG! God Bless You!


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stars439 3 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful hub dear heart. The knowledge you share is more than educational. God Bless You Precious Heart.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Stars, Thank You for stopping by to share! Take Care! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Brilliantly thought of on KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE a well put together hub and I so much enjoyed reading.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

DDE, So glad that you enjoyed this! Your uplifting comment is also appreciated! Thank You! So nice of you to stop by to share. Please do come again, Peace & Blessings!


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Sky321 3 years ago from Canada

Hi DeBorrah, We should all know what we believe and to what we don't believe. Great article! Thanks for sharing, God bless!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Sky, It is really very important in this 21st century to "KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE!" The world is ever changing and many adapt and adopt whatever the masses desire... Thank you for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Grace, Peace, Joy & Blessings! God Bless You!


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cristina327 3 years ago from Manila

Great hub. Great truths to keep in our hearts. Thank you Deborrah for this great reminders. Blessings always to you and your family. Best regards.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Cristina, Thank You! It is so very important to know the Word of God! Our relationship with the Lord through Jesus Christ is the most important relationship that we can ever have! It is always a blessing when you stop by to share! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!


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wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY

"Every since the beginning mankind has continued to sin. We have inherited a proclivity towards sin."

I agree that before we've been born again we have a proclivity toward sin but upon being born again we're not only saved but we've received a new nature that has a proclivity toward righteousness. In other words we aren't sinners saved by grace, we're saints who sometimes sin.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

wba108@yahoo.com, You have made a great point! "Upon being born again we're not only saved but we've received a new nature that has a proclivity toward righteousness." Amen! This is true! It is like when you are adopted you are no longer an orphan but an heir! We are now children of God rather than sinners! Yes as you so well stated; we're saints who sometimes sin! Praise God!

Thank You for sropping by to share, please do come again!

Peace & Blessings!


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Lady_E 2 years ago from London, UK

Very inspiring - I would be lost without my Bible.

Thanks for sharing. Best Wishes. xx


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 2 years ago Author

Lady E, PRAISE GOD!

Be Encouraged! Pray for discernment and keep the Lord's Word close at heart! Thank You for stopping by! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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Inspired Heart 2 years ago from Jamaica

I truly agree that as Christians we should know what we believe, and understand our position in Christ. With this deep understanding we have sense of place and our identity, so we are not easily shaken by every wind and doctrine. Thanks for sharing DeBorrah.

Blessings.


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jesusmyjoy 2 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

amen


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 2 years ago Author

Inspired Heart, Praise God! It is so very important that each of us build our very own personal intimate relationship with the Lord! Then as you well stated: "We are not easily shaken by every wnd and doctrine!" AMEN!!! Please feel free to visit again and share your godly wisdom!

Thank You, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 2 years ago Author

Jesusmyjoy, Welcome & be encouraged

God Bless You!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I believe along with you when you state that we must develop and work on our faith as a young child. We must continue to explore and build upon our faith to know what we believe. Excellent post. May God bless you for your work.

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