The Christian Doctrine of Finding True Happiness

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Charles Spurgeon once said, “Those who are ‘beloved of the Lord’ must be the most happy and joyful people to be found anywhere upon the face of the earth.” This truth is proven by the born-again Christians. The fake Christians cannot experience real happiness with Christ since they don’t belong to Jesus. The apostle Paul said that only those indwelt by Christ’s Spirit belong to Christ. (Rom. 8:9) The joyfulness of God’s people is experienced by Christ’s followers whom our Lord imparts His own peace. It is the Christian doctrine of finding true happiness: The peace of Jesus and the hope of eternal life which our Lord gives to those who are His. (John 10:27-30)

Meaning of Life and How Every Minute Counts

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on June 21st, 2021 at 09:52 am

Life’s Meaning is not Pleasure or Fame ▸

The real meaning of life lies in its perpetual nature—its permanence and everlastingness. Christ came to prove our body’s resurrection after death. Both our soul and body were created to last forever. Life, therefore, is not pleasure, achievement, fame, travel, good health, longevity, or other similar matters we experience since all these will pass away. Rather, it is how we can defeat hell—our natural home after death given our lack of interest in heaven and the things of God! It is how we can be forgiven and saved; it is how to enter heaven and live there forever together with Abraham, Jacob, the angels of God, and Jesus Christ, our Lord. It is the meaning of life: our immortality! Anything less than that is worthless (not worth spending all our time and strength for!) because of death.

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Moving Forward in Life With Confidence

By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on June 21st, 2021 at 07:42 pm

Have Confidence and Move Forward ▸

THE ONLY PROVEN method to move forward in life with confidence is not the recipe of college education, a good job, or a bounteous inheritance. Life is God-given; we cannot isolate it from God’s mysterious nature and qualities. Our love for our family, for example, is priceless. It can neither be bought, copied, nor duplicated. In Steve Jobs’ last words [some said Jobs did not say it!], he mentioned how worthless was his wealth and fame compared to his loved ones. God is love; He taught us love or intense feeling of affection with the mark of God’s imprimatur in it. Why the young kids make us happy? We see the joy in their baby talk and artless entertainment. It is because “God loves the little children.” Why are we indignant with robbers, rapists, and even the bad-mouthing of our leaders and friends? Well, it is on account of God’s hatred of what is sinful and evil. Cruelty fills us with revulsion. We are God’s image, full of our maker’s fingerprints. We can feel His anger. Hence, we can move forward in life with the confidence only in the mighty hand of God—only if we believe we are safe in His loving arms. Wrote the Apostle Paul: “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom. 8:31)

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