MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Godly Wife: How Do You Receive Correction?

January 10th, 2007 Viewed 7441 times, 1 so far today

No one that I know of likes to receive correction.  Some people are better than others at knowing what to do with it.  As children of God, we’re supposed to be on the lookout for a brother/sister that has stumbled and be able to help them out of it.

Wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier if everyone received what we had to say gracefully?  Sure.  Of all people, who should we be most open to receiving correction from?  Our spouse.

You see, the Bible says “Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.” (Proverbs 9:8b)  So the question to you, Godly Wife, is how do you receive correction? 

Godly Husband: You Must Be Born Again

November 20th, 2006 Viewed 4736 times

olderhusbandandwifeheader.jpgMen, the first step in having a strong and healthy marriage is to first make sure that you have been saved from your sins and that you are following Christ.

There are many things that will come up in your marriage: finances, children, decisions, etc.  You and your wife will have differences of opinion on these things, but if you have the same Lord and Savior, you will be able to rally around and look to Jesus for the answers to the tough ones.

Should a Church Be Incorporated?

September 30th, 2006 Viewed 5508 times

Harry Bethel has the following as part of his checklist to show us why there are no God-Ordained ministers in our churches today on his site BethelMinistries.com:

A God-sent pastor would accept and apply the doctrines of separation from the world and would not seek a charter from a state or other government, nor would the “church” be incorporated. We are in the world, but we are not of the world and the civil governments should have no control over, or sanction, a scripturally organized local church.

Certainly he’s right when he says that we are in the world but not of it.  However, there’s also this interesting passage in Romans 13:

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves [dang]ation.

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.