Virtual Christian Center http://www.virtualchristiancenter.com Christian commentary, articles, tools for Christian walk Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:23:59 -0500 Super Simple RSS webmaster@virtualchristiancenter.com Now, is that Anyway to be http://www.virtualchristiancenter.com/articles/anyway.html Who am I to tell anyone else how to act? Nobody! But, I have had much experience at being asked a question which is directed quite often at those who claim to be born again. From the minute you accept Jesus into your heart, other people and sometimes your own self, will ask the question; Now is that anyway for a Christian to act? Or anyone of many variations of the same question. Tue, 12 Oct 2004 12:27:00 -0500 Bugs http://www.virtualchristiancenter.com/articles/bugs.html Most days I would vacuum the bottom of the pool, (Yes it is true, you can vacuum under water.), which would take about an hour and a half. Being a somewhat tedious task, I had plenty of time to let my thoughts wander. One day for some unknown reason, I started thinking about the bugs. I begin to ask myself why bugs would hide in dark places when the sun was out, yet drown their own selves trying to get to the pool lights at night. If their function in life is to seek light, if in their quest for light they will kill themselves flying towards light bulbs; then why do they not fly towards the sun? Why chase after a dull artificial light instead of the obvious brightness of the sun?It was only a couple of minutes before my thoughts quite suddenly changed from bugs to people. A new question had abruptly come into my mind. The question; Does God ask Himself why people seek after artificial lights, which lead to their death, instead of seeking after the true light who is Jesus Christ, which leads to life everlasting? Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:02:00 -0500 Farm Cats http://www.virtualchristiancenter.com/aarticles/cats.html My definition of a farm: A place where the main purpose of business is to cultivate life. A place to nurture life, a place to plant seeds and watch them grow, to feed, nourish and support them during the stages of their growth. And, in due season to harvest the crop.The business of the mission farm is not to plant cash crops to harvest for a profit. The business of the mission farm is to plant spiritual seeds into people, and when they grow into a life dedicated to living for Jesus Christ, to harvest them for God. A harvest for Jesus Christ is of more profit than all the gold and silver in the world. Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:10:11 -0500 Energy, Life, and the Grace of God http://www.virtualchristiancenter.com/articles/energy.html One question above all other questions arises at sometime in everyones life. The question being, What happens after death, do we just cease to exist, or is there some kind of another life after this one? This is most certainly a very perplexing question. Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:23:00 -0500 Esther, An Unlikely Candidate Chosen To Be Used By God As A Hero http://www.virtualchristiancenter.com/articles/esther.html Almost all of the heroes in the Bible who where chosen by God, some willingly others not so willingly, some not having any idea that they were being chosen by God for His plans and purposes, were not exactly the models of moral perfection that the average person would suppose them to be. Ester was a person who was definitely an unlikely candidate to be chosen by God to save His people from destruction. By examining her life style and attitude, we can easily deduce that God is willing to use the most unlikely people to be hero's to save His chosen people. Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:17:35 -0500