it is possible that a preacher is teaching truth, but it’s not truth because he is teaching it, but because the bible validates it. The apostle John plainly tells us not to trust the preacher: but to try every spirit. In I Jno. 4:1, Paul said, “Prove all things and hold firm that which is good. I Th. 5 :21 No matter how honest, or how good a preacher is, he is still fallible. We all are! Jeremiah said a man can’t direct his own steps. Jer. 10:23
Challenging a preacher’s words is not proving them wrong, but rather for the purpose of all being right with God’s Word. Paul did not feel insulted for people to “challenge” his teaching. Instead, they were commended because they wanted to make sure that what he said could be substantiated by God’s word. Acts 17:11
WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN TO YOU?
For me freedom is a peaceful energy, that energy of doing a right thing.
Freedom lives within us and if we can come together with love peace and unit we are going to activate our freedom.
Jesus Christ granted us a spiritual freedom, bringing us close to Himself Colossians 1:20, though to make it clear especially to those who does not believe in Christ as God, I will say God drown us close to Himself by shedding his own blood. Acts 20:28
Are we free indeed? Yes we are free though this needs to be explained, Africa was in the hands of the oppressor. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. The organisation was transformed into the African Union on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, but the holiday continues to be celebrated on 25 May.Africa was granted freedom and now African is free but mentally still oppressed due to lucking of peaceful energy of doing a right thing e.g GUY MARRIAGE, ABORTION etc. These evil acts have been imposed on Africans by force due to high levels of poverty.
Manipulating humans by making them believe they where made like that.
Today if you want to do a right thing you are going to be reminded that you are not free but that is a mental slavery, if we work together as Africans and deny the mental enslaving by keeping our special African culture, love each other and embrace everyone we are going to activate the freedom that lives within us.
It’s a song for Less privileged titled Tangata meaning “Take Care” featuring Malumbo Church Choir from United Church of Zambia Lusaka, Bauleni.
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Sunday, first day of the week; in Christianity, the Lord’s Day, the weekly memorial of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The practice of Christians gathering together for worship on Sunday dates back to apostolic times, but details of the actual development of the custom are not clear. Before the end of the 1st Century AD, the author of Revelation gave the first day its name of the “Lord’s Day” (Rev. 1:10). Saint Justin Martyr (c. 100-c. 165), philosopher and defender of the Christian faith, in his writings described the Christians gathered together for worship on the Lord’s Day: the gospels or the Old Testament was read, the presiding minister preached a sermon, and the group prayed together and celebrated the Lord’s Supper. The emperor Constantine (d. 337), a convert to Christianity, introduced the first civil legislation concerning Sunday in 321, when he decreed that all work should cease on Sunday, except that farmers could work if necessary. This law, aimed at providing time for worship, was followed later in the same century and in subsequent centuries by further restrictions on Sunday activities. (15th edition, vol. 11, pg. 392)
ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA: From the apostolic era to the present it has been customary for Christians to assemble for communal Sunday services… Civil laws requiring the observance of Sunday date back at least to Emperor Constantine the Great, who designated Sunday as a legal day of rest and worship in 321. This law, however was not specifically Christian, since Sunday was the day of the sun-god for pagans as well as the Lord’s day for Christians. While Constantine thus managed to please the two major religious groups in the Roman empire, numerous later law regulating behavior on Sunday have been avowedly Christian. (Sunday, 1988, pg. 21)
COLLIER’S ENCYCLOPEDIA: The New Testament contains clear evidence that from a very early period the first day of the week was observed by Christians as a day of assembly for “the breaking of bread” and perhaps for the collection of freewill offerings. (Acts xx:7 and 1 Corinth xvi:2). Justin Martyr in the middle of the second century describes how “on the day called Sunday” all town and country Christians assembled for instructions in holy writings, for prayer distribution of bread and wine, and the collection of alms. Tertullian declared that the Christians “made Sunday a day of joy, but for other reasons that to adore the sun which was not part of their religion. (Sunday, , 1985, pg. 632-633)
HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: The celebration of the Lord’s Day in memory of the resurrection of Christ dates undoubtedly from the apostolic age. Nothing short of apostolic precedent can account for the universal religious observance in the churches of the second century. There is no dissenting voice. This custom is confirmed by the testimonies of the earliest post-apostolic writers, as Barnabas, Ignatius, and Justin Martyr. (Philip Schaff, , vol. 1, pg. 201-202)
HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Hence, the first day was already in the apostolic age honorably designated as “the Lord’s Day.” …it appears, therefore, from the New Testament itself, that Sunday was observed as a day of worship, and in special commemoration of the Resurrection, whereby the work of redemption was finished. The universal and uncontradicted Sunday observance in the second century can only be explained by the fact that it has its roots in apostolic practice. (Philip Schaff, , vol. 1, pg. 478-479)
NEW SCHAFF HERZOG ENCYCLOPEDIA: The earliest traces of the observance of the first day of the week in remembrance of Christ’s resurrection is found in the Pauline period of the Apostolic Age… Sunday was first regulated by civil authority in 321, under Constantine, directing that the day be hallowed and observed appropriately. (Sunday, pg. 145)
We Speak truth in LOVE
“you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth” Jn 8:40
200AD TERTULLIAN: “We solemnize the day after Saturday in contradistinction to those who call this day their Sabbath” (Tertullian’s Apology, Ch 16)
200AD BARDESANES: Wherever we are, we are all called after the one name of Christ Christians. On one day, the first of the week, we assemble ourselves together (On Fate)
190AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA: Plato prophetically speaks of the Lord’s day in the tenth book of the Republic, in these words: ‘And when seven days have passed to each of them in the meadow, on the eighth they must go on.” (Miscellanies V.xiv.106.2)