Alternatives to BSF

BSF — FBC Tullahoma

BSF has become more than a little bot controversial over the last few years…

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Instead of BSF, try one of these…

The Gospel of Matthew: Torah for the Church by Lawrence R. Farley
Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the New Testament, Vol. 2: The Acts of  the Apostles - Holy Trinity Church Supplies

In this trio of books, go for the purple book. It contains commentary on the gospels.

You do not need to be Orthodox to read Orthodox/ancient faith books.


Purity has its own magic!

That was the message of the dream I had last night. A man, not my husband, was trying to seduce me. In my dream I was a widow. he was wanting what was not his to take and when he challenged me about it, the Lord gave me that reply… “Purity has its own magic.”.

There is so much in the world that we have gotten used to that would shock and appall people from just a few decades ago. Remember when Criminal Minds aired after 9:00p.m. because the content was so gross and disturbing? It now airs on Sunday DURING THE DAY.

On Sunday. The local paper used to not even print the comics in color on Sundays because it might distract children from going to church.

Purity has its own magic.

In a world where feminism is reduced to shaking your mostly naked behind in a camera and calling it empowerment, the woman who protects her reputation is often seen as an oddity. There is SO much degradation freely available of free or on the Internet, brothels in Amsterdam have closed. Amsterdam one of the most liberal, anything-goes, cities in the world cannot compete with the filth that now flows freely.

The Orthodox Church just commemorated the Dormition of the Theotokos on august 15th.

The Dormition of the Mother of God is a Great Feast of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches which celebrates the “falling asleep” of Mary the Theotokos, and her being taken up into heaven. It is celebrated on 15 August as the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.

Greek orthodox icon of the Dormition of Theotokos (SSC) –  orthodoxmonasteryicons.com

The purity of Mary is something worthy of study.

When Anna and Joachim prayed to God to give them a child, they promised to dedicate said child to God upon their third birthday. However, preparing Mary to spend time in the temple serving God did not begin at age three. It began the moment she was born.

From the time, Mary was born until she turned three, her feet never touched the ground. Her mother placed pillows and thick carpets around the room so that Mary’s feet never touched the floor of the house.

Growing up, she lived in the temple and was fed by angels. She never said an unclean word, never committed an unclean act. She was kind and obedient, a hard worker. Too many times today I see/hear parents giving up, people giving up on themselves insisting that keeping discipline in their lives is too hard. The consequences of impurity are far worse than, FOMO (fear of missing out).

Mary’s discipline was its own reward but it was more than that, it is what enabled her to be the Mother of God.

My husband and I used to go round and round about Mary.

‘Any girl could have been chosen to be The Mother of God.”. He would say.

“No!” I would reply. “Only Mary was pure enough to be the vessel for our Lord and Savior!”. Aside from prophecy and blood line, there is a reason why Mary was chosen as the God bearer (Theotokos)… her purity.

Is there a place in your life that needs spiritual decluttering? Have you allowed your soul to be compromised? Only you can answer that but ask Holy Spirit to guide you. Your purity carriers so much weight in the spiritual realm. There is SO MUCH written in the bible about purity. Don’t let the world drag you away from your purity.

https://www.openbible.info/topics/purity