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Devotional Time is a need for every Christian. I'm calling out all men in the church to continue to have devotional time. Whether that is just reading Scripture and praying or going through a daily devotional book. I prefer to stick with the Bible and Prayer. If you are a new believer in Jesus Christ, it might be helpful to have a daily devotional but be careful, like any Christian writings that are not the 66 books of the Bible, are fallible. Also, it is a good idea to track one's progress of their devotional time. How I do it is a little bit weird. Since I want to be open and honest with my devotional time, I email myself my devotional. Because I don't trust most applications. Most note taking applications a human can read it. While, if I email myself, only I can read the message, because I use Proton Mail. For the Bible application I use Bible.com App on my smart phone, with the NASB as my default Bible version because of the accuracy, it is a good idea to study other versions of the Bible and compare the versions.
If one is having a hard time doing their devotionals and wishing that they can do it out of want than duty, it might be a good idea to see were your heart is at. This happen to me, I threw away my idols, of politics and philosophy. And started to consume a lot of Christian content on YouTube. Desiring to read the Bible came naturally to me once I threw away my idols. So, if you are struggling to read and pray daily, it might be a signed that something is not quite right in your heart. The dumb thing with me, I kind of knew what eventually happen to me, was to dump, politics and man's philosophy, and be totally in focus on Jesus. I said to myself over the years, if Jesus is what really matters, then I should just focus on Jesus. That didn't happen until this summer.
That is the basics of how I do devotionals. In terms of time. I have a reminder to do my devotional but I rarely stick to the actual time. But I do it within the day.
If you are not a Christian, I hope that you would become one. How do you become a Christian? Repent and put your trust in Jesus Christ. Besides the Bible, there are some really good resources that one can go to in order to learn more about the Christian faith and to keep you strong in one's walk in Jesus, like Grace to You, Answers in Genesis, and Ligonier Ministry.
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Here is my video rant on YouTube (quicker and easier to post it on YouTube): It is a video that I don't hold much weight to it.
After sleeping most of Thursday away. I want to talk about financial independence and here is my main argumentation for financial independence especially high influential figures within the Christian church. Because of the recent Statement on Social Justice that I wrote about in my previous post. Some people contacted Dr. James White and others about wanting to sign that document, but can’t because the Christian organization that they are working prevented them to sign it.
Now, if one is financially independent they can make that decision even easier. If one is living frugally or enough to set aside a big chunk of their income into one’s portfolio, then can take that risk and sign it, possibly get fired and still be OK. I’m not talking about a 401k or anything that is attached to the employer. One could set up their finances in such a way that they can bring in an income every month. It is called getting an online brokerage account that one buys and sells shares of publicly traded companies. Most brokerage accounts charge a fee when one does a trade, usually it is up to $10. The price has came down over the years because of competition. The nice thing about this model, is that if one doesn’t trade they don’t pay any fees (depending on brokerage). One can live off their investment portfolio for decades with out paying any fees, technically. But one should continue to buy at least ever quarter or so until they are unable to function either physically, mentally or both. If one buys a set of stocks every quarter that means they only have to pay $40 in fees for the year (if the fee is $10 per trade). There are thousands of companies to choose from but if one needs or wants an income stream flowing right away, one must choose companies that pay a monthly dividend. There is a list by sure dividend that list out consistent monthly paying companies.
Here is the link - https://www.suredividend.com/monthly-dividend-stocks/
There is more monthly dividend companies than the list but in terms of consistency they only focused on the ones that only pay a monthly dividend for years. One needs to research and get to know that company before one buys into a company. Most of these companies dividends are taxed as regular income, in the long term it would cost more in terms of taxes but it does offer flexibility. If one is getting a good $300 per month in dividends and they want to use that money for something else like buying a better computer there is also that option. This dividend plan that I lay out offers flexibility not the most tax saving idea out there. If one’s goal is to pay less in taxes there are other ways to invest that does offer less taxes. But in terms of flexibility, this particular way is much more flexible. This is why I have chosen this idea of “retirement” instead of more traditional route.
Don’t get me wrong, it is still not easy to make a decision like this even if one is financially independent. But if one is financially independent, that is one less issue to worry about. Am I there in terms of financial independence. No. Did I sign it. Yes, the reason why I signed it is based off of conviction and knowing that my employer wouldn’t care about it because I work at a secular place. Plus in the position and work schedule that I’m in, no one really knows me, except the people that matter like my boss. Plus, they would lose a hard worker. And moral would go down the tubes if I’m gone.
Also, I’m not saying one has to be financially independent either, they could just roll the dice and see what happens if they signed it. This is why TSK Jesus Freak will always be independent. I can be as cavalier as I want. Sure it does have its downsides but I rather live with the downsides and be independent, then being controlled.
I have read and signed the official statement from the https://statementonsocialjustice.com/ It both affirms the Gospel and denies the issue of Social Justice. Some of the denial aspects brings up the issue of my recent past of Voluntaryism and my high view of this particular philosophy. The Gospel Alone saves not Voluntaryism nor Social Justice. Yes, I’m denying volutnaryism and social justice. The reason why Social Justice is getting much more attention than Voluntaryism is the fact that Social Justice is a lot more popular (for some insane reason). It is a lot more reasonable to up hold Voluntaryism than Social Justice. But both have pitfalls of their own. This is why I affirm the Statement on Social Justice. The same principles that this statement affirms and denies must be applied to Voluntaryism and any other man made philosophy. Sure, in terms of man’s philosophy, Voluntaryism is up there but it still falls short. The Gospel is the only thing that can save a person from Biblical sins.
As a Reformed Christian, I must signed this document. I how ever will not hold it against anybody that doesn’t sign this statement. It does not hold any authority it is just a statement putting a high view of Scripture and the Gospel and denying social justice.
Social Justice must not enter in the life of the church or if it has already entered into a church, it must go away. I have a feeling that this issue would only divide the church even further. I believe that accepting social justice in the life of the church makes it impossible to do church. Social Justice makes non-sins sins. Which makes actual sins less sinful. Also, Social Justice is impossible to live up to. My ancestors have no bearing over my life in terms of sins. My sins are my doing, not my ancestors nor my future children or grandchildren (if God allows me to have them). If my ancestors have sin, it is on themselves not on me. I can not suffer from my ancestors sins, because if I tried to redeemed myself from the sins of my ancestors there is no hope. Every generation that goes along through the ages will have to spend their life time seeking forgiveness for their ancestors’ sins plus their own sins.
Our culture is already messed up the way it is, especially in terms of social justice. The church should not accept this type of thinking and philosophy. This has been going on in the social justice realm for many years in our culture. There has been a big fight outside of the church that been going on over the years about social justice and how illogical it is, in terms of accepting social justice. Social justice is illogical, to accept. Of course there are those outside of the church in our culture are on both sides of the social justice issue(s), but this issue must be on the side of True Biblical Justice not Social Justice. I have to term “True Biblical Justice” because many people inside the church have switched out the word “Biblical” to “Social.” This is a hill that I’m willing to die on, because of the issue of the Gospel. I’m willing to die for the Gospel and for Jesus. Hence my website’s name, is “Jesus Freak.” I’m in full rebellion to Satan’s kingdom. I will stand for the Gospel and the Trinity God, (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). I hope that this explains why I’m so much against Social Justice and it needs to go away.
In Christ Alone,
Terence Shane Kruger Jr.
All I have is Christ!
TSKJesusFreak is all about bringing a Jesus Center Reformed Minded Worldview to the world.