I have passion for writing Christian articles and poems and have contributed many articles and blogs online. I have a great love for the study of Gods word in a deeper way. I want to serve the Lord
Posted 3/26/16 at 8:08 PM | Shaila Touchton
Catholic Church, the True Church founded by Jesus Christ Himself in Mt 16: 18.
It is the Church Confirmed by the Apostles in Mt 28: 18-20.
It is the Church Built on Simon Peter in Mt 16: 18 and was defended by God Himself in Mt 16: 18-19.
It is the only Church that has preserved the faith of the Apostles, not re-inventing or re-discovering their faith.
It is the Church guided by the Holy Spirit who will dwells within it.
It is the Church to worship God with an uncompromising teaching of God's Word. FULL POST
Posted 3/26/16 at 8:07 PM | Shaila Touchton
We Catholics are Born Again Christian because we genuinely repent from our sins
and are baptized in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Catholics are born again Christian because we believe in Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and are baptized to get saved.
We Catholics are born again because through Baptism we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
We Catholics are Born again Christian because we believe in the death of Jesus Christ on cross for our sins, his burial and his bodily resurrection.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we forsake sins and obey God’s word by working out our own salvation with fear and trembling.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we delight in the law of God and seek God above all things.
We Catholics are born again Christian because of the Power of Christ worked in us for the transformation of heart and mind.
We Catholics are born again Christian because our heart is renewed by the Holy Spirit.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we enjoy reading the Word of God and worshipping God through mass in Church.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we were buried with Christ in baptism, in which we were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we are born of the spirit of God and a new creation of God
We Catholics are born again because we seek to please the Lord through our good deeds with a humble servants heart.
We Catholics love God with all our Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength and love one another as Jesus loved us.
We Catholics are born again Christians because we believe Jesus Christ is truly God, the Second Person of the Trinity, the Son, and the Eternal Word, who was with the Father and through Holy Spirit is always with us.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we believe that Jesus was a word, the Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we believe Jesus Christ came to free us from sin and showed us the way to Heaven and everlasting life with God.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we will cloth ourselves and our family with humility, pure, righteous and holy. We Catholics are born again Christian because we trust in Jesus Christ in the midst of our storms and difficulties in our life. We Catholics are born again Christian because we believe that Jesus is the Christ is born of God and Savior of the world.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we are partakers of Communion and communion with saints and belonging to the Body of Christ.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we have received the gift of righteousness through Christ and we can do all things through Christ Jesus.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we also believe that we are joint-heir with Christ and over comer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we too are partaker of His divine nature and an ambassador for Jesus Christ.
We Catholics are Born again Christian because we are baptized into Christ have clothed ourselves with Christ.
We Catholics are born again Christian because we have personal relationship with Christ through his word through is visible church, through the holy sacraments and through prayer, supplication and thanksgiving our requests are made known unto God.
Posted 3/26/16 at 8:01 PM | Shaila Touchton
(Loneliness is the most painful emotions, making us feel abandoned, betrayed and unwanted).
In my loneliness, I Looked at the crowds of people around me never helped me.
When the troubles of my life bothered me
I Draw near to Christ by casting my eyes upon Him
In my loneliness, I show love and caring towards those around me
In my loneliness, I have the freedom to serve the Lord more fully.
In my loneliness, I have quiet time to reflect on his blessings
In my loneliness, I seek God’s glory
In my loneliness, I serve God with love by serving others in His love. FULL POST
Posted 10/15/15 at 7:24 PM | Shaila Touchton
Many people think that just by going and belonging to some church, by mere confession of Jesus Christ as their Saviour is enough.or being a good person, doing religious things, etc are saved and is enough to get to heaven. Bible does not teach that those who profess Christianity and return to their sinful ways are still ‘guaranteed heaven’.
The Bible repeatedly said that “the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God. “The one example we see is Judas, even though he was a follower of Christ and he was fallen from grace. “You have fallen from grace’’ (Gal 5:4). In John 3:1-7, Nicodemus, a religious leader of the Jews, was lost in his sins without Christ. In a later stage Nicodemus became a believer and was one of the disciples who later prepared the body of Jesus and buried him in the tomb.
Matthew 7:21-23 reminds us that Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness FULL POST
Posted 10/15/15 at 7:21 PM | Shaila Touchton
The fruit of the Spirit is the sign of true faith and the true walk with Christ. Galatians 5:22-23 says that The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Jesus used the example of a good tree and an evil tree. “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes or thorns, or figs or thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:16-20).
The evil spirits are disembodied spirits, who were cast out of heaven with Satan and became his angels. Only when a person distances himself from God by a sinful way of life and plunges into the darkness of disbelief and passions is he inviting evil spirit in his life. When an evil spirit enters into a person,and he remains in his sins and is controlled by his sins, there will be all kinds of sickness, diseases, rebellion, stubbornness, troubles etc. When God removes His protective hand, He often allows the person to turn themselves over to Satan for destruction or to an evil spirit for tormenting. The Bible has many names for evil spirits: Deaf and dumb spirit (Mark 9:17-29), Evil spirit (Luke 7:21; Acts 19:12-13), Familiar spirit (I Samuel 28:7), Foul spirit (Mark 9:25), Lying spirit (II Chronicles 18:20-22), Perverse spirit (Isaiah 19:14; Romans 1:17-32), Seducing spirit (I Timothy 4:1), Spirit of an unclean devil (Luke 4:33), Spirit of antichrist (I John 4:3), Spirit of bondage (Romans 8:15), Spirit of death (I Corinthians 10:10, 15:26), Spirit of divination (Acts 16:16), Spirit of error (I John 4:6), Spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7), Spirit of haughtiness (Proverbs 16:18-19), Spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3), Spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:11-13), Spirit of jealousy (Genesis 4:5-8; Numbers 5:14), Spirit of slumber (Isaiah 29:10, Romans 11:8), Spirit of the world (I Corinthians 2:12), Spirit of whoredoms (Hosea 4:12, 5:4), Unclean spirit (Mark 6:7; Luke 11:24-26). FULL POST
Posted 10/15/15 at 7:18 PM | Shaila Touchton
For those who are in union with Christ, temptation and addictions are unable to touch us. Tobacco addiction is an addictive poison clearly harmful to our health and that itself makes a sin, hurts our testimony because it controls us which brings death and destruction. The Bible says, when it is finished, sin brings forth death. Proverbs 5:22 says the evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. Jesus said that the Devil is a liar, thief, and murderer who only comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Scripture warns us that “If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” - 1Corinthians 3:17.
Another big problem is when Parents, families, relatives and friends who get addicted to tobacco are controlled by their evil desires by setting bad examples for their children to follow. There are some other parents who will hide their addiction from their family members and pretend to be Godly and follow the hypocritical carnal path of lying, while defending themselves and living still a spiritually defeated Christian life. Then there are some who sit with their children and enjoy tobacco together as a family instead of sitting together praying and enjoying quality time with family members. As parents we must teach our children not to be controlled by evil desires but to learn to resist and control them. James 4:7 says “Submit yourself therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”. FULL POST
Posted 10/15/15 at 7:16 PM | Shaila Touchton
We see many Christians claim to be continuing sinners saved by grace rather than using the past tense, "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom 5:8).God says that we can live without sin by God's grace and the power of His indwelling Holy Spirit to pursue holiness to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. Many Christians are so defensive of sin because they have not been able to stop sinning through their own strength and effort. Instead of making the humiliating confession that they can't conquer it, they fabricate arguments that sin really doesn't hurt them and provide rationalization through a quote such as “no one can be perfect” or “no one can really live without sin anyway” or ‘There is no one that is righteous, no, not one person." Jesus Christ came to save sinners perfected through His own sacrifice. We are perfect in Christ not by our own human efforts. The wicked people encourage themselves in sin and also delight in those who commit sins. They also have numerous unbiblical excuses to commit sin and to defend their sinful ways. When God's people do not obey Him, He allows a spirit of blindness to come over them. The wicked and sinful people do not have self-control, they hate discipline, hate God's law, commandments and His ways. FULL POST
Posted 10/15/15 at 7:13 PM | Shaila Touchton
One can notice everywhere how people are so busy in writing and attacking Catholic Church on the internet, media etc.
Why can't Pope do miracles? Because it’s the Power of the Holy Spirit in him makes miracles, but anti-Catholics don’t believe when Catholics do miracles and healing, but admire when false preachers do it.”.” Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; for I do a deed in your days, a deed you will never believe, if one declares it to you."Habakkuk 1:5.
Isaiah 5:20 says "Woe to you that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"Jesus is our high Priest, he gave authority to apostles to perform miracles. Spiritual authority is accessed by faith in Christ ( Matthew 10:1, Mark 3:14-15).
Many People accuse the Pope of many things and misrepresent or criticize him, slandering and accusing the Catholic Church. The Pope’s approach toward non-believers or the Muslim world was widely misunderstood. His statements on social issues have been distorted beyond recognition by the Internet sites, media etc. Pope Francis' words ”“Who am I to judge?” became a rallying cry for those looking for permission to sin, and mistakenly thought Pope Francis had given permission to them. FULL POST
Posted 10/15/15 at 7:08 PM | Shaila Touchton
There is much controversy today surrounding the land of Palestine and the nation of Israel. I have compiled the Bible verses that show how much God loves Israel. God promised to regather Israel only when He returns and the Lord is going to judge the nations for scattering Israel and the Jewish people among the nations (Joel 3:2), for dividing up the land of Israel, for murdering Jews and shedding Jewish blood (Joel 3:19, 21 ). Based on how scripture speaks of the nation of Israel, God's words stand true today. God’s Word affirms that the Jews are God’s chosen people (Deut 7:6). If God were to write a letter to His chosen people, it may sound like this:
To My chosen people of Israel,
There is much turmoil in Israel today. The nation of Israel has always been persecuted by its neighbors Egyptians, Amalekites, Midianites, Moabites, Ammonites, Amorites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians and surrounded by many enemies such as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, who are in a mission to destroy Israel.
Listen to me, O My chosen ones! I am God; I am the first, I also am the last. It was My hand that laid the foundation of the earth; My right hand hath spanned the heavens. I spoke, and it came to be. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. FOR BEHOLD, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have divided My land. [Isaiah 48:12-13, Genesis 12:3, Joel 3:1-2] FULL POST
Posted 10/15/15 at 7:05 PM | Shaila Touchton
Do not let your hearts be troubled,
Our God is An Amazing and powerful God.
He can turn your disappointment into God's appointment.
He can turn your past misery into your present ministry.
He can turn a curse into a blessing.
He can turn a mess into a message.
He can turn night into day.
He can turn your burden into a blessing.
He can turn your scars into stars.
He can turn your test into a testimony.
He can turn your failures into success.
He turns everything to good for those who love Him.
God can work through your suffering,
and accomplish His purpose in your life.
He can turn your trials into triumphs.
He can turn your mistakes into a miracles.
He can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
He can turn your evil days into good days.
He can turn your bitterness into sweetness.
He can turn your negatives into great victories.
He can turn your adversity into victory.
He can turn your weakness into strength.
He can turn your hurt and pains to healing and love.
There is nothing God can't turn around.
Trust God and never doubt.
He can make broken heart into a beautiful heart.
He can turn your foolishness into wisdom.
He can take something bad and turn it into good.
He can turn anyone's dreams into a reality.
He can build something beautiful out of anything.
He can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing.
He can turn around your broken marriage into a restored union.
He can use ordinary people into extraordinary ways.
He can turn Your past into a purpose.
He can turn your mysteries into unexpected blessings.
He can turn your worries into God's glories.
He can make the impossible possible.
Anything can happen, expect the unexpected.
When you yield to God's destiny for your life. God works all things together for good. FULL POST