A Christian perspective

and we are all brothers and sisters) and the love ethic from the mount overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’” This, it [...] other, “nor will they train for war anymore” ( Micah 4:3 ). Both war and peace are taught and learned. We Christians must try to help create atmospheres of cooperation and unity. Christians must [...] many religious people. But Jesus then makes a truly revolutionary statement: “ ‘ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you’ ” ( Matt. 5:43 , 44 ). With one bold

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Self-esteem and religion, a complicated relationship

only human in the world who loves her. Self-confidence is similar to and intertwined with trust in God in the sense that it, too, is a matter of faith, hope, and love. You need faith so that, when [...] are studies (see, for example, here and here ) that show that a belief in the unconditional love and acceptance of God tends to increase a sense of self-worth, precisely in relation to God. [...] individual in question.” Self-esteem is sometimes defined as “the belief that we deserve happiness, love and success throughout life.” Confidence says: “I think I can,” while esteem says, “I think I’m right

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Being connected: ADRA

daughters and sons of God to love one another (even the enemies, see Mat 5:48) and make this love a practical lifestyle. On this matter, I believe that we have a lot to learn with children. With their in- [...] livelihoods, economic conditions and believes. Particularly we target children as they are keener to learn about what is different, and are the future leaders of the church and the world. Examples of common [...] this work? There are simple tasks that can be performed by children and, by doing them, they will learn that there are other realities than the ones that they are used to. 3. Ingathering: Usually children

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Why does the Seventh-day Adventist Church have a presence in the public sector?

Understanding Interfaith Relations: An Interview with the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty director

responsibility. Another tangible benefit I’ve witnessed, many times, is that people hear about us and learn about us from our own words, rather than secondhand or through the interpretation of someone who may [...] offer to society. They see that we support and assist our brothers and sisters in humanity and that we love people, genuinely and authentically, as Jesus did. BK: I suppose someone could ask, “Is having a [...] treatment. No, He has called us to be a light to the world; to be a tangible expression of Christ’s love for the world. All this is part of what our department—PARL—seeks to express and to embody. It’s

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Relating to Muslims Christ’s Way

This article tries to understand the foundational fabric of Islam and relate it to a Christian worldview and theology. It invites a Christlike way of relating to people of Islamic worldviews.

mission was predicated upon being anointed by the Holy Spirit and bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. All who claim [...] murderous intent, rob the whole human family of the right to peace, to justice, and to freedom. Learning From the Field of Comparative Religion When viewed through the prism of comparative religions, [...] “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is

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Why Adventists participate in UN and ecumenical meetings

department, General Conference Seventh-day Adventist believers shower me with questions when they learn that I have represented the Adventist Church in the United Nations and at meetings of Christian ecumenical [...] model spiritual values grounded on the everlasting gospel. The theological virtues of faith, hope, and love are paramount in the Christian mandate and gift to the world. These virtues can best flourish when [...] Freedom of conscience matters to Him. Without this freedom no covenant is genuine. This is because love cannot be forced. Adventists and Interchurch Relations Adventists recognize other Christians

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How an Adventist became a U.S. Ambassador

Testimony: Although I did not know President Bill Clinton, the Lord knew him well.

to say. Because politics in Washington is so divisive, I knew I did not want the president to ever learn that I was not a member of his political party. I was certain this would work against me. The dinner [...] political parties. He longed to be the president of all Americans, not just Democrats. He said he loved hearing that I was a Republican who appreciated what his government was doing for our country despite [...] me. He was curious to find out who this woman was and took the time to look into my background. He loved the fact that I was a woman who mortgaged my home to start a long-distance company. He considered

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The flight of life

failed? With what consequences? What can we learn from this horrible misfortune? Can we extrapolate anything to other areas of everyday life? I think so we can learn and extrapolate conclusions that may astound [...] cockpit on your own. You will never crash alone, there is always someone flying with you, those you love the most and least want to hurt. "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously

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Comprehensive Health Ministry - What picture does it really paint?

a miracle. “Thank you for helping me to have my heart of stone turned into a heart of flesh by a loving Savior,” the father said softly as they left my office. Both he and I knew that it was not these [...] daughter’s face. My Passion I was born into the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which my family and I love dearly. My parents were brought to an understanding of the three angels’ messages a few years before [...] only programs and plans, we must focus on our relationship with Jesus; to know Him, to experience His love and grace, and then become the conduit of these characteristics. My own journey, which I briefly mentioned

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“Guilt and Failure” - Statement of the Seventh-day Adventist Church regarding the outbreak of the First World War

Seventh-day Adventist leaders, "that during these disputes our fathers often did not act in the spirit of love and reconciliation demonstrated by Jesus." Out of concern for the survival of the denomination in [...] of the Reform Movement for forgiveness for our failings. From these painful experiences we have learned that the children of God are called to be people of peace, and to reject every form of violence against [...] we recognize and concede that during these disputes our Fathers often did not act in the spirit of love and reconciliation demonstrated by Jesus. Out of concern for the survival of the denomination in Germany

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