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  • Eugene Adkins 7:57 pm on 2017-02-09 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: karma, reaping what we sow,   

    The difference between biblical sowing and reaping and karma 

    Many people confuse the biblical topic of sowing and reaping with the concept of karma. But a clear distinction can be seen when one understands the big picture point of view that the Holy Spirit is trying to get across.

    While it may not be the most specific definition of karma, most people think of karma as a concept that says, “Do good and good will happen to you; do bad and bad will happen to you.” Unfortunately, this is also the understanding that most people have when it comes to the topic of biblical sowing and reaping. And because this is the case, most mistakenly associate the two teachings in a very interchangeable way.

    The Bible does indeed include warnings and examples of the “do good and good will happen to you; do bad and bad will happen will happen to you” concept. Examples include: (More …)

     
    • Don Ruhl 7:25 am on 2017-02-10 Permalink | Reply

      This is a relevant post. Thanks. Also, is Karma a part of Hinduism or Buddhism? If so, how does it fit into those religions and when we acknowledge Karma, are we acknowledging something that has implications that are unbiblical or even anti-biblical?

      • Eugene Adkins 10:55 am on 2017-02-10 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks brother.

        Karma is a big part of those two religions. That’s why I referred to a definition similar to the way “most people think about it” instead of a more specific definition. The specific definition has to do with the way our actions affected us in our “previous life” and how they will affect in our “future lives” as well.

        In my opinion, I’d say the average person uses karma to acknowledge the “proper” religion about as much as the average person celebrates Halloween the way it was originally intended…but that being said, while I believe in the sowing and reaping that people associate with karma, I personally do not use the word, at least not on purpose, because of its association with the two religions you mentioned. Can’t say everyone who uses the word is doing wrong on purpose, doctrinally speaking, but I think “sowing and reaping” is the best way to view/discuss things.

  • Eugene Adkins 8:26 am on 2016-07-04 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , generational differences, , reaping what we sow   

    A millennial’s pov on how people view millennials 

    I’m 34 years old. That means I’m at the very, very back-end of the millennial age group…or maybe it’s the front of the line?

    Is indecision a thing about millennials that bothers people?

    Either way, by most people who enjoy categorizing others into demographic pie charts, I’m included in the oft-bemoaned group of today’s up and coming leaders, families, soldiers, work force, business owners, and etc. And to be honest, I get a little tired of everyone incessantly bashing my age group.

    Why’s that? I’d be more than happy to explain with an illustration. (More …)

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:39 am on 2014-09-03 Permalink | Reply
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    Sowing warped seeds 

    The American culture is severely warped. So warped that it uses children to defend and promote perversity. From homosexual talk-show hosts who bring children onto their set to “come out” on national TV, to TV shows that portray individuals as “minors” who commit fornication and practice homosexuality as if it should be completely acceptable; the media has its target set on the minds of children – and they are hitting the bullseye! Don’t think so? Just read this.

    A culture that destroys the innocent in a plurality of ways is a culture that will die in a plurality of ways; first and foremost, it will begin on a spiritual level, and from there only God knows how far it will fall into depravity with the seeds that have been sown. God takes note of such cultures and sooner or later such cultures will take note of God (just read the three chapters of Nahum).

    When a culture sows warped seeds, there’s no way it can keep from reaping a warped crop.

    But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.” (Mark 9:42)

     
  • Ed Boggess 8:56 am on 2013-12-12 Permalink | Reply
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    Police in Indianapolis charged Fifth Third Bank manager Dwayne Roberts, 31, with arson and theft after his failed attempt at covering up his embezzle- ment. Roberts set a fire inside the vault so that an undeterminable amount of money would burn up, thus covering the cash shortage. However, after Roberts had set the fire and locked the vault, he realized he left his keys inside. He couldn’t reopen the vault or lock the bank’s doors or even drive to get away. It was Sir Walter Scott who once wrote: “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” We would all do well to remember, “whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap”. This is Just-A-Minute

     
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