Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Consider the Source

With the youth group at my church, we've been challenging the kids to read one bible verse a day and to meditate on it.  I found an awesome emailer that sent the verse and a guided reflection in a cute little format, looked like it was a framed scroll of parchment, very easy on the eye.... Before recommending that the kiddos read it, I figured I'd better do a little research on who was sponsoring the organization/emails....

HOLY SMOKES!!!  It was "one of the largest non-trinitarian organizations" out there!  What's the big deal, you ask?  Non-trinitarian means no trinity.  No power of three-in-one, Father-Son-Holy Spirit.  As a Catholic, that is absolutely FUNDAMENTAL.  I was completely shocked!  It looked like a good source to hear The Word.  It had some wonderful reflections.  It talked about God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but they do not believe that the three are one. 

Sometimes it's better not to have all that pretty fru-fru fluff-n-stuff.  http://www.biblegateway.com/ has a wonderful verse of the day, and I subscribed to their Old/New Testament readings, working on reading the bible over the course of 365 days. 

Be careful what you're reading... watching... observing... know your Faith, your foundation, and always- ALWAYS- stay true to it! 

Proverbs 26:23-25 (NIV) 23 Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent[a] lips with an evil heart.  24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.  25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.

Today's bible verse from biblegateway.com: “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,” Ephesians 1:18 NIV

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