“Oh come on!” one junior erupted from the left side of the class. “No Christian I’ve ever met has behaved that way! They are either sanctimonious jerks, or they don’t care what the Bible says because God is going to forgive them anyway!” The professor calmly waited for the student to finish before shocking everyone by mostly agreeing with the student. “There are many people who say they are Christians yet do not love, as Jesus describes. There are many proclaimed Christians who do not actually know the teachings of the Bible. And there are those Christians who can quote the Bible chapter and verse, yet don’t follow or comprehend its teachings. Why would that be?” Another student jumped into the conversation. “I was reading some of the letters that the Apostle Paul wrote to the early Churches - Ephesians, Galatians, Corinth - and it made me wonder what he would say to the churches of today. I think the Christians and churches have many of the same problems.”
With the “liberation” and “progress” of the past century has also come the moral decline of society. Behavior that was completely unacceptable 5-10-15-100 years ago, has not only become commonplace and acceptable, but the norm! Yet, according to a 2015 Gallup poll and data gathered by the Pew Research Center, 70-75 percent of the American population identifies themselves as Christians!
March 25, 2019
DAY 86: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Focus Verses For Today: Genesis 50:19-21
Today’s journey will conclude the book of Genesis. God prepares his chosen people to leave Egypt to journey to the land He had promised them. Israel (Jacob) dies and is returned to Canaan. Joseph dies at the age of 110 setting the stage for the Exodus.
March 22, 2019
IDPN 2019 Issue 12
Belarus: Mehrdad Jamshidian, an Iranian national, came to Belarus in 1993, and has been in Belarus without a valid passport for several years. He has requested asylum in Belarus, which he was denied. Medrdad argued that he cannot apply for a new passport because he fears being persecuted in Iran. While in Belarus, Mehrdad renounced Islam and converted to Christianity, a crime punishable by death in Iran. For the last nine months, Mehrdad has been held in prison, awaiting deportation back to Iran. The Iranian government also claims that Mehrdad is responsible for the murder of mother and brother during a visit to Iran. Human rights groups are attempting to help stop Mehrdad from being deported back to Iran, where he could be executed.
China: Twenty-seven-year-old Nazrawit Abera, an Ethiopian national, has been arrested in China and could be sentenced to death for smuggling drugs. Family of Nazrawit argue that friend she was supposed to travel with, set her up. If convicted, Nazrawit could be sentenced to death.
Updated: Monday, March 11, 2019 1:31 pm EDT
Patrick Henry Murphy, Jr., is scheduled to be executed on 6pm CDT, on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Fifty-seven-year-old Patrick has been convicted in the murder 29-year-old Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins on December 24, 2000, in Irving, Texas. Patrick has spent the last 15 years on death row in Texas.
Patrick had a very difficult childhood. His mother was addicted to drugs and alcohol and would frequently abandoned Patrick with relatives without warning. He lacked a stable male role model in his life growing up, and was physically abused by his mother, beginning around the age of four. For a large part of his early life, Patrick lacked basic hygiene and manners. Patrick dropped out of school after the 9th grade, however, while in prison, he earned his GED and has completed several hours of college credits. Prior to his arrest, Patrick served in the military and worked as a carpenter, laborer, and maintenance worker. As an adult, Patrick was convicted of aggravated sexual assault and given a 50 year prison sentence.
In December of 2000, Patrick was serving his time at the John B. Connally Unit, a maximum security state prison near Kenedy, Texas. Patrick conspired with six other inmates - 38-year-old Donald Newbury, 23-year-old Randy Ethan Halprin, 37-year-old Larry James Harper, 39-year-old Joseph C. Garcia, 30-year-old George Rivas, and 38-year-old Michael Anthony Rodriguez - to break out of the prison. The group, led by George Rivas, became known as the “Texas 7.” All were serving sentences of 30 years or longer, most with potential life sentences.
February 21, 2019
Friends of The Forgiveness
Foundation Christian Ministries, Inc.
We are excited! Very excited to be precise! Coming within the first two weeks of March 2019, is our new website! The new website will allow us, at The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, to present our ministry and mission to our viewers with a refreshed look. It will also make searching our website easier to do. Those of you with mobile devices, our rebuild addresses mobile viewing issues to enhance your viewing experience. We are excited! Keep looking! It is coming soon!
During the Easter season, beginning March 21st, TFFCM will be releasing our new series on forgiveness. We pray that God will allow this series to clarify some misunderstandings believers may have on the topic of forgiveness. God’s command to you.
We hope you are enjoying our Journey series and that they are helping you with understand biblical concepts and topics along with providing a meaningful daily study tool in your quest to develop a deep relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
Texas has scheduled the execution of Billie (Billy) Coble for February 28, 2019, at 6 p,m. CST.
Please pray for the family and friends of the victim, Karen Vicha, to help them through this difficult time as memories of her murder invade their peace once again. Pray for Billy’s salvation if he has not already made amends with the Lord.
May the Lord bestow His bountiful blessings on you unceasingly!
The Staff of
The Forgiveness Foundation
Christian Ministries, Inc.
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Journey Through The Bible in ONE Year
(The Entire Book)
The Journey Begins December 30, 2018
Click here for the Daily Reading Plan
We, at The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, Inc. are packing our bags readying ourselves for a journey, a Journey Through The Bible in ONE Year! You may be surprised to know this is the most important Journey anyone can take and you are invited to come along. All it will cost you is an open mind and some time.
This isn’t last years read the Bible in a year plan. Nope! This is a journey. A guided journey through the entire Bible over the course of a year. You heard that right. Your ears aren’t playing tricks on you. A guided journey through the entire Bible in one year. Every word of it! You heard that right: every word of it! In just one year! It’s free, even!
This journey, unlike any other journey you have ever taken, this journey, A Journey Through The Bible in ONE YEAR will allow you to find the answers to many of the questions you have that have remained unanswered throughout your life. Some of those questions, the ones that just keep coming up in your life will be answered later, for now is not the right time.