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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dating A Black Christian Man

There's a certain image  women have in their minds about a Black Christian man. This image is one who attends Bible class throughout the week and Sunday service. It's an image of a man who takes charge and pays all the bills.

That image probably worked in the 1960's, but not in 2016. The reality is men of all religious backgrounds have lied and cheated no matter age, time or decade.

Women (not all) fail to understand a man can't take charge unless you allow him, if not it becomes a game of tug and war. No man wants to feel he's in a competition with his woman as it relates to his manhood within a relationship.

The roles of man and woman has drastically changed. Our views of the good ole days where men did everything have changed as well. Women now have more rights and power than ever before, and to think, America just may be on the brink of electing its first female President.

The role of men have changed in the United States of America. The role of the "agrarian man" who worked with his son in the fields while the woman stayed home is over.

The agrarian man was replaced by the "manufacturing man", this is much attributed to technology which forced the agrarian man to leave working the fields and now working in warehouses as an executive or assembly worker. When this happened, the father no longer worked with his son in the fields.

Daddy had to go work at the steel mill, factory, warehouse, plant, etc., while son stayed at home with mom...however, this is one of the reasons for take your child to work day.

When many manufacturing plants, warehouses, etc., moved overseas it left millions of men jobless.

Then came the boom of women workers into the workforce. No longer was the man the sole bread winner...women were now doing it for themselves.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (Black women are now the most educated group in the United States of America). Black women earned 66% of bachelor's degrees, 71% of master's degrees and 65% of all doctorate degrees (2009 - 2010).

According to the 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report, Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America. Black women-owned businesses grew by 74% between 1997 - 2015.

The number of Black women-owned businesses has grown by a whopping 322% since 1997. Today, Black women own roughly 14% of all businesses in the Country which tallies around 1.3 million businesses. Nationwide, Black women-owned businesses employ 300,000 workers and generate $52.6 billion in revenue.

In contrast, the prison population grew by 700% from 1970 - 2005, the incarceration rates disproportionately impact men of color. 1 in every 15 Black men are incarcerated compared to 1 in every 106 White men. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1 in 3 Black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime.

There's a great shortage of Black men in church mainly because of prison, gang violence, and lack of church community outreach. Most Black men in churches (and yes they are few) really don't see the need to pull other Black men off the streets and into the church. Part of the reason is laziness relative to evangelism. Most (not all) Black men in church see no need to invite their work buddies or to do street ministry as a means of bringing more men into the church. Why?

Well, most married Black men don't have time to do street ministry and most single Black men aren't ready or willing to do street ministry targeted to Black men because of competition. As of right now the numbers favor the men within the Black church.

When I say numbers I'm speaking of women to men. Most (not all) Black single Christian men are having a ball with the numbers. Most of these men aren't willing or ready to settle down. These men are having sex with multiple women at church and then bragging to each other about it.
These guys go on dates and expect to get a hand job or a blowjob on the first date. They know Black women in church are desperate, thus they take advantage of them.
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The sad part is most Black pastors aren't preaching the importance of family or relationship stability. They're not even condemning men who misuse Black women within the Black church.

Most Black men were never taught by their father or mother to respect their bodies, in fact, in American culture, a man sleeping with many women is actually honored. Professional athletes, movie stars, and artists have all bragged about sleeping with multiple women. Most Black boys' are never told by their parents that their bodies are special. Most Black men don't view their bodies as special which is why most (not all) are promiscuous. If you ask the average Black man if his parents or any family member taught or told him his body was special? He's gonna say no! I've asked this very question to many Black men of various educational backgrounds and they all said no they were never taught to view their bodies as it relates to sex as special.   

A lot of Black single Christian men are super-predators. They use women for money, fancy suits, expensive dress shoes, etc! It's utterly disgusting, especially seeing how educated and successful most Black women are compared to Black men. I know Black women with master's and doctorate degrees and can't find a good Black Christian man.

The only solution is to bring more men into the faith of Jesus Christ. Notice I didn't say church because the church system has failed to produce stable relationships and families. Most (not all) of the people getting married in the Black church are those in the in-crowd, those are the only people lucky enough to be married by Passa!

It's also important to note, the Black church isn't the only way to Jesus Christ.

As we move into a more conscious and spiritual movement, many Black women are going to start looking for men outside of the Black church. I don't blame them!

At the present time all we can do is pray Black pastors will teach manhood relative to sexuality. The idea of being responsible as it relates to sex and character. Pastors and spiritual leaders must teach the power of sex and its soul bonding.

In most societies and even Biblically, sex is what makes a man and woman married. When men understand the true meaning of sex is when they'll stop freely having it. The Bible says when a man goes inside a woman she becomes his wife.

The problem with western theology is it doesn't teach the Biblical perspective of sex and marriage. Of course this only applies when one wakes up to his/her higher self of spirit and religion. When you're mentally dead you have no clue of the primitive meaning of things.

For a Black woman to be successful in dating a Black Christian man I'd say pay close attention to his words and actions. If he'll try to screw you on the first date of meeting you then best believe he's done that many times to many women.

Watch how he interacts with other women at church. If he's a flirt then chances are he's also a player. Be sure to see where his mind, spirit and passions are. What are his goals as far as a long term relationship and if he's ready to settle down.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't give him a hand job or a blowjob! Make him work for your love. Jacob worked a total of 14 years for Rachael!

I know you think you don't have time but you do, you have plenty time. The right love isn't gonna mind putting in work for you, after all you deserve it.


There are some decent Black Christian men out here, but that number is very slim. Most Black single Christian men are in church having the time of their lives screwing as many women as possible.

If you fell into one of their traps please don't feel bad. Just do better next time around, keep your eyes open and stay woke.
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Dr. Jim Allen
about.me/j.allen

Thursday, July 21, 2016

God and Predestination

Predestination:
As in to foreordain, predetermine, predestinate. The notion God predetermined all events (natural, spiritual, human) is simply not true nor is it Biblically sound. Below are a few examples of how predestination is man-made. No matter how deep or great our knowledge is about God - God remains above human thought and conception. 👑

If we accept the idea God has predetermined all events then we must also accept the fall of Lucifer, Adam and Eve as being foreordained, destined, and predetermined by God.

After all, God created Lucifer, Adam and Eve. The question becomes did God predestine Lucifer, Adam and Eve to fall? Or was their fall brought on by their own disobedience?

Why would a loving God foreordain so much pain in the world? Or did he? In the book of Isaiah 45:7 (NIV), God says "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things". ➡ This doesn't mean God is evil!

It means God creates the daylight, and the night... God brings wealth when we're righteous and disaster when we become his foe. If we believe God predestined all things then we must also believe Hitler was predestined to kill 6 million Jews. God forbid!

God would never predestine such destruction of innocent life! If we believe God predestined all things then we must accept slavery in America as a preordained event sanctioned by God! No! God has not preordained all events.

We have to understand demonic and human interaction within the workings of the universe. For one: We must understand humans are demigods in the sense we carry the breath of God in our souls (Genesis 2:7) KJV. For two: (Psalm 82:6) declares humans are gods, sons of the Most High. This divine nature within humans makes us a little lower than the angels (Psalm 8:4-9). Just as God, Lucifer, angels and demons are eternal, so are humans for humans have a soul that is eternal or long lasting, for the soul that continues in disobedience shall die. Meaning evil souls shall burn in Sheol for a long time until they are no more.

In (1 Samuel 28:11-19) we see the soul of Samuel awaken, although Samuel was physically dead his soul was awaken in the spirit realm and he did physically talk to King Saul and the Medium. Do you think God preordained all that to happen? Why would God preordain King Saul to consult a Medium to awaken Samuel's soul and then punish King Saul for doing so?

God did not preordain Lucifer to fall, nor did God preordain Adam and Eve to fall! Yes, God can predestine things for our lives; however, we have the power of freewill to accept or reject what God preordains for us.

Predestination can and has been interrupted by fallen angels and humans. For example: Slavery in the Americas (Trans-Atlantic) has changed the destiny of many Countries (good and bad). Slavery in all its horror and gruesomeness has changed the trajectory of Races and cultures around the globe.

Colonization was not of God more than it was man's own plan and manifest destiny. Predestination continues to be interpreted the wrong way, it continues to be misused by people who seem to think everything that happens to them was preordained by God. It wasn't!

The child that was molested, the woman raped, the kid killed by a stray bullet was not predestined by God, but was brought on by human actions and evilness.

It was Joseph who said God turned an evil situation into a good one (Genesis 50:20). God said to Jeremiah "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you an expected end". However, this isn't forced by God, it must be accepted according to freewill.

Just as God has a predestined plan, so does Satan. In the Bible we read of a faithful man named Job. God's plan for Job's life was going well until Satan challenged God concerning Job (Job 1:7-12). Although God delivered Job from his troubles, he suffered great loss. The life of Job proves God has not preordained all things. At any moment Job could of given up and cursed God to his face.

There are things evil spirits and humans can preordain as well. Predestination must be re-taught in the sense God isn't some being who predetermined all things and is sitting back watching all things unfold in rewind.

Predestination makes freewill null and void. If some are predestined by God for heaven and others for hell that means God isn't a fair and just God. That would mean no matter how good a person is, if God predestined him/her for hell then that person's good deeds means nothing. A person predestined for hell before the foundations of the world was better off aborted or not even born.

This brings the Apostle Judas to mind. Was Judas predestined for hell? No! He had a choice. He became the son of predition (John 17:12) because of greed; however, predition and predestination have different meanings. On the contrary, Jesus did everything possible to save Judas (John 6:70), however, Judas chose his own destiny.

The Apostle Paul talked about believers being chosen before the foundation or creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4) if this is hyperbole I do not know. The question becomes what's the purpose of salvation if *some have already been chosen before the foundation or creation of the world and others not?

How can one be shapen in iniquity, born in sin (Psalm 51:5) and yet be chosen by God before the foundation or creation of the world? Again, just because God chooses someone doesn't mean He can't or won't reject them. Saul as King was chosen and rejected by God because of his disobedience to Jehovah, Elohim, Yahweh! That wasn't predestination, that was King Saul's freewill that lead to his removal and demise.

Being chosen isn't a guaranteed path to heaven. Let's look at Moses - Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians (Acts 7:22). God revealed Himself to Moses and gave him the TEN COMMANDMENTS, even revealed the Torah to Moses.

Moses saw the back image of God (Exodus 33:20-23). God did many miracles, signs and wonders with and through Moses, yet Moses angered God and was not allowed to enter the promised land. Once again we see God's plan (predestination) being broken by human error. Why? Because there is no such thing as predestination to God, only freewill!

Let's look at King Solomon. Solomon was an amazing man whom God gave supernatural wisdom too. Solomon had riches, he had a kingdom of peace with various Nations. God had planned (for lack of a better word) many things for King Solomon until Solomon started doing things his way and broke from God's plan for his life (1 Kings 11:4-13). Again, we see being chosen doesn't mean the agreement, oath, covenant can't be broken.

What about predestination and global warming? The Apostle Paul spoke about the creation groaning in pain (Romans 8:22) was he talking natural or spiritual /or/ both? Did Paul recognize the effects of global warming before 21st Century scientists? For some...global warming is totally caused by humans. Can humans change the climate or is humans use of nature changing the climate?

The effects of global warming is projected to have a number of effects on the oceans. Ongoing effects include rising sea levels due to thermal expansions and melting of glaciers and ice sheets and warming of the ocean surface, leading to increased temperature stratification. The Apostle Peter spoke of elements melting with fervent heat, he also spoke of the earth being burned up (2 Peter 3:10) KJV. Was Peter speaking of global warming as it relates to predestination or was Peter prophesying?

Prophecy doesn't mean predestination. In the book of Genesis, God used rain and rising sea and ocean water to drown those who didn't enter Noah's ark. Could part of that punishment be considered global warming?

Can man reverse God's mind relative to global warming? In a sense yes! If man humbles himself, pray, seek God's face and turn from his wicked ways; God will hear, forgive, and heal the land (2 Chronicles 7:14). This means although God may plan, preordain or predestine a thing, man has the ability to change God's mind and plans.

God is too great and the universe He created is too vast for Him to be a God who predestined all things!

"...Predestination is boring!"

Why would God predestine all things just to bore himself by knowing the outcomes?! God is to awesome and creative for humans or theologians to lock in a box that attempts to rationalize the mind of that great God known as (Jehovah, Elohim, Yahweh).

If God plans a thing for us we must remain in the vein of God to receive it. If and when we leave the vein of God is when we step outside of what His plan is for our lives.

God planned for Adam and Eve to live a life of abundance in Eden, however, Eve was deceived and Adam disobeyed (1 Timothy 2:14) (Romans 5:19-21) which was their choice and freewill to do.

We are destroyed because we lack knowledge, not because God preordain or predestines us to fail. Such a notion doesn't fit the character of a loving Father.

Again, God's plan for our lives can be accepted or rejected. When we teach predestination from this perspective is when we'll take personal responsibility for our lives and stop blaming God for everything!

Written By:
Dr. Jim Allen

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Repentance

Repentance means to literally turn, the activity of reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs. Isn't it amazing God repented many times in scripture for his words and actions? Repentance is necessary for salvation.

Many times in New Testament scriptures we see repentance and salvation going hand and hand (Matthew 3:2) (Acts 2:38). Even Jesus preached repentance (Matthew 4:17). God is our perfect example as it relates to repentance.

The LORD repented that he made man and sought to destroy man and beast from the earth (Genesis 6:6-7) but Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Because of Noah's faithfulness, God decided to give man and beast another chance.

In the book of Exodus, the LORD was upset with the children of Israel because in Moses's absence they had made idols to worship. God told Moses to leave the mountain where he was revealing things to Moses and to go quickly to correct the children of Israel. Before Moses could get his sandals on fast enough, God was so angry he was telling Moses "now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation!"

God was so angry he proposed consuming the entire nation of Israel and starting a new with Moses and his wife. However, Moses begged God not to destroy the children of Israel (Exodus 32:11-13). Moses begged God so much so, God repented of his thoughts and actions towards Israel (Exodus 32:14). That's powerful stuff. It means we have the ability to convince God not to destroy us.

Yes, God will punish us but through prayer and fasting we can change God's mind. I find the repentant mind of God to be spiritually groundbreaking. It means although God may decree a thing, we have the ability to ask for mercy thus altering God's wrath. It's important to note repentance is only granted to humans.

Angels do not or cannot receive repentance. The reason being is angels are fully spirit and have seen the full glory of God. When they become followers of Satan there is no repentance for them. Once a fallen angel leaves its first estate (Jude 1:6) that's it.

Humans are granted repentance because we've never seen or experienced God's full glory. We've never seen God's face, thus because we see now through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: we know in part, but as prophecy is fulfilled we shall fully know, for too much prophecy could make us fearful of the future.

Repentance is granted to humans because we walk with God by faith although we haven't seen God in the physical. This is why angels desire to look into the mystery of salvation and repentance (1 Peter 1:12).

Repentance is also contrition which means to feel remorseful and penitent. Because of King David's contrition, God forgave him of many shortcomings and transgressions. King David was so close to God because he understood the power of repentance. He knew how to touch God's heart and mind. King David said "the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise!"

When we have a repentant mind we are indeed in tune with God's mind. Repentance leads to mercy and mercy leads to forgiveness. Jesus, John the Baptist, and all of the Apostles taught the importance of repentance, why? Because repentance is the gateway and spiritual portal to God. 

Repentance is the soil for seeds of salvation, healing and the fruits of the spirit too grow. The repentant mind of God gives us hope no matter how bad a situation may look, feel, or seem.

"...Once again, we see God's great redemptive work as a response to repentance" ⤵
God did not destroy Nineveh because the people hearkened to the voice of Jonah and repented (Jonah 3:10). 

God repented to the prophet Samuel for allowing Saul to be king over Israel (1 Samuel 15:11). Although it's very unfortunate to read of God repenting of his leadership picks, it's also refreshing to see God isn't afraid to admit when he's wrong and when he makes mistakes. 

Yes! I said God isn't afraid to admit when he's wrong or when he makes mistakes. I think that's the beauty of the repentant mind of God!

For too long pastors, ministers and theologians have taught of a God that doesn't have feelings or emotions. A God that is perfect and doesn't make mistakes or regretful decisions. A God that doesn't lose his cool at times. 

That type of God is no where in Old or New Testament scriptures. No! God does not have schizophrenia. No! God does not suffer from multiple personality disorder. God is as confident as he is repentant. 

The mystery lies in freewill, of which God doesn't control, manipulate, or dictate. God is simple in the sense that if we draw nigh to him he will draw nigh to us. No force or control...all voluntary. Repentance then makes us excited about our future. It makes God listen to our supplication. 

In the 15th chapter of Luke, Jesus mentions repentance in verse 7 and 10. In verse 7 of chapter 15, Jesus said "I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance".

When one person on earth repents of their transgressions there's joy in heaven. Why? Because another person has connected to the mind of God - God must first be reached through and by repentance. 

If the almighty God (Jehovah, Elohim, Yahweh) has no problems repenting, so shouldn't we.

The Apostle Paul talked about doing works meet for repentance (Acts 26:20). Repentance is an action. It's a literal turning away or changing one's mind. That type of action takes courage and humility. Repentance has saved nations and kingdoms from destruction. 

Ask yourself...has God ever repented to you? Has God ever told you he's sorry for things that happened to you that wasn't supposed to happen? Chances are God has repented to you but you weren't aware of it. I'm convinced God has repented to all of us which is why we must repent to him. When we repent to God - God also repents to us because our spirit is open to receive his tears and sorrow for our earthly pain.

Just like a good parent, God can be hard on us at times. The Bible says God chastens whom he loves, but there are times God repents to us for things that happened in our lives that he didn't plan or allow. 

Freewill comes with consequences of which leads us to celebration or repentance. Understand God isn't some strict parent looking to punish us every time we fall short, for the Bible clearly states we are saved by grace; however, God loves when we like King David are responsible enough to admit our wrongs. 

None of us are perfect in this body of imperfection, but repentance keeps us on a road of pursuing God's mind of mercy. The reality remains if you are a parent, God knows you weren't perfect. If you are a son or daughter, God knows you weren't perfect. But being able to repent to your children or parents...tell them you're sorry can possibly heal years of hurt. 

Through repentance we cleanse our mind, heart and soul of everything we've done or was done to us. Repentance means, no, we are not perfect, but we are righteous. Anyone who refuses to repent will never know the redemptive power of God, for even God has and continues to repent to us! 

Just as God repented in scripture, he still repents today...and no, he isn't the son of man that he should have to repent, but as the God of man he does repent ❤

Written By:
Dr. Jim Allen
about.me/j.allen

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Westside Music Festival 2016


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FREE! FREE! FREE!


August 20, 2016
Douglas Park

Performers:
MC Lyte.
Kelly Price.
Slick Rick the Ruler.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Is Christianity the White Man's Religion?

Many have falsely taught Christianity was given to Africans for the first time by English-speaking Anglo-Saxon slave owners in the Americas. From a biblical and historical standpoint the thought of that is laughable at best.

Sure, Christianity has been misused and manipulated to support racial and political agendas. However, the biblical and historical evidence proves Christianity was in Africa (Egypt 42AD) and (Ethiopia 1AD).

Christianity was in Africa 200 years before Constantine and his Roman Catholic Church. Christianity was in Africa 470 years before the birth of the Prophet Muhammad "peace be upon him".

Christianity was in Africa 400 years before the formation of the English-speaking Anglo-Saxon Race (which formed in 5AD). So how is it possible Christianity is the White man's religion and or was formed by him?!

Christianity was in Africa 1500 years before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade!

During the times of Christ the only Europeans in the region were Greeks and Romans, everyone else were African, Jews and Arabs.

Another amazing fact is the Bible NEVER supported slavery! Why would the Bible support slavery and yet tell of Israel's deliverance from slavery/bondage in Egypt? In fact, slavery was and is prohibited by God.
Yes the Bible speaks of servants but that's totally different than slavery. Servants worked to pay off family and personal debts. Lastly, the image of a blue eyed, blond hair Jesus is also false! Jews do not consider themselves to be White! 
The next time someone tells you - you worship the slave master's religion, please tell them the facts about who Jesus Christ was and is!

Introduction of Christianity to Africa:
Philip the Evangelist (North Africa).
Apostle Matthew (Ethiopia).
Apostle Bartholomew (Ethiopia).
Mark the Evangelist (Egypt and the Levant).

Dr. Jim Allen, 
Movement University 
Vineyard Chicago 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Spirit Science: Flourishing!

Spirituality and science have always been one since the beginning of creation. An invisible spirit-being (God) created a material world. The Bible says "the Earth is the LORDS!" You cannot divorce the spiritual from the physical, it's not a this or that...it's plural.

Just as the mind has been medically proven to be conscious after physical death, so does the invisible world and physical world depend on each other. They're interdependent (not) independent!

For this reason there should be no separation of science and spirituality. Or of medicine and ministry. Both belong to God! Those who are in the medical field and administer medicine and take care of patients are God's ministers on earth in the physical realm, just as ministers of the clergy are God's servants on earth in the spiritual realm!

Medicine comes from God's earth! Many of the medicines developed in the last century were derived from naturally occurring molecules (natural products) found in sources including: Plants, bacteria, and fungi. All created by God (Genesis 1:29).

Without God supplying the earth with natural resources, chemists couldn't be able to process plants, bacteria, and fungi to extract medicine.

Historically, medicines were administered in the form of herbal concoctions and many traditional medicines continue to be taken this way. As science advanced, chemists were able to extract the active ingredients from natural sources to make more potent medicines.
For example, asprin (acetylsalicylic acid) was discovered from the WILLOW TREE, the bark of which was used in traditional herbal remedies.

When Doctors, Nurses, Chemists, Pharmacists, etc., see themselves as healers and ministers of God, doing His work on earth for sick patients is when healthcare will truly treat the physical as well as the human spirit.

To all you Medical Students, Resident Doctors, Attendings...don't lose your sensitivity, human touch, and spiritual compass. Remember, not only are you doing a job, but you're providing a ministry. Allow God to use your mind, intellect, and hands to bring physical and spiritual healing. Respect your oath to your profession. Most of all, respect the breath of life that is within every patient you come into contact with.
Dr. Jim Allen,
about.me/j.allen

Monday, June 13, 2016

Did GOD Allow The Orlando Massacre?

In short the answer is no! I want you to understand evil is real. The devil is real. Demons' are real.

God of whom I call Jehovah Elohim Yahweh is omniscient in things he created. Notice I said "in things he CREATED!"

God didn't create sin...

Lucifer/Satan created sin, thus God isn't omniscient to every move of Satan or sin. Yes God created Lucifer; however, Lucifer rebelled and became Satan.

...Did God know Lucifer
was going to rebell? No!

When Lucifer became Satan he created a new dynamic within the universe. That new dynamic became the endless disease on this earth called sin!

Lucifer/Satan became the (g)od of this world (2 Cor. 4:4) meaning he's the god of this secular evil worldly system. He's also a father. And to be a father makes one a creator. Lucifer/Satan is the father/creator of evil, sin and lies (John 8:44).

When you understand Lucifer/Satan created sin and evil is when you'll understand the spirit realm and spiritual warfare. The scriptures tell us "God is LOVE!" This means Satan is pure evil!

God did not allow those 49 - 50 innocent people to be murdered no more than he allowed Pastor Myles Munroe, his wife, and 8 others to die in a private plane crash. We have to accept the fact that in war sometimes the bad side may win a few battles, but never the entire war.

Human War:
Thousands of good Black and White men died to free African Americans from the evils of slavery! Although they died, they didn't die in vain! Death isn't the end of life! Death is only the beginning of life. No matter how rich or poor we're all gonna die. Yet we'll live as eternal souls in the next life.

We are as much spirit as we are human. The soul, ethos, conscience never dies. Even after a person is declared medically dead that person can still hear the voices of his/her loved ones or those in the room. That's a proven medical fact!

So even in physical death there is life! Because God has taken the sting out of death! The scriptures declare God repented he made man. Why? Because after the fall man was corrupt...this scripture along proves God doesn't know the full proclivities of man, Lucifer and/or sin. For sin stinks in God's nostrils.

"God has plans for us and so does Satan! This is why we must pray everyday throughout the day!"

Yes my friends, evil will strike. Lives will be cut short, however, life yet remains eternal. The physical may disappear but the spiritual never leaves.

"...if God allowed the Orlando massacre because of homosexuality why didn't ALL die? Why did some escape? The truth is God didn't allow it! There are many who said a voice or a gut feeling told them not to go to the club that night. God always gives us a warning before destruction, even if that warning comes before an ambush! The key is to stay open to God's voice. Listen to your inner spirit when it speaks to you!"

In this world we will war with Lucifer/Satan and his demons (Revelation 12). We will war with religious zealots who think they kill for God (John 16:2) when in fact they kill for the devil.

Be of good cheer...battles will be lost but the war over evil will be won! God is not the author of confusion. Many, including uneducated and misguided preachers will blame God for the Orlando tragedy.

They will foolishly say "God allowed it to happen because they were LGBT!" The question remains, if God allowed the shooting why didn't he allow everyone to die?! Why did God allow some to escape? These are questions most ignorant self-righteous preachers can't answer.

This is a time to turn to God and the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ. Only he is the righteous judge. We may not understand everything that happens on this earthly plane, but it'll all make sense in the afterlife. Until then let's choose L❤VE over ignorance and hate!

Dr. Jim Allen
Vineyard Chicago
www.gofundme.com/VineyardChicago