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Incorporating God With Motorcycle Riding

Incorporating God With Motorcycle Riding

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told that my club is a “gang” and that all of us motorcycle groups are bad people. Let me tell you something-we are more than just a club. We group up together with other clubs to organize rides or “runs” for charity and all different causes. You may not know it, but there is an association called the Christian Motorcyclists Association. They’re a chapter of Christian motorcycle riders who put their helmets on, like the ones on this site, and they are set out to make a difference just like us.

About The Christian Motorcyclist Association

This amazing chapter is a ministry that has a strong commitment to change the world “one heart at a time”. They have a firm belief that God is calling out to them to do what they can to help those who have become lost in their ways to find Jesus again and to grow close to him. In 1974, a man by the name of Herb Shreve attended a motorcycle rally and saw just how many people attended them and realized that almost none of them knew Jesus Christ as their Savior. So, he made it his mission to reach motorcyclists with the Gospel of Jesus Christ with his religious freedom. In 1975, he started the non-profit charter known as the CMA.

What Do They Do?

Since the 1970’s, they have had over 160,000 applicants to join their organization and there are over 1,200 chapters in the United States. Not only are they here, but they are also recognized and grouped all over the world. Once you are approved for their organization, you are put through their program that is meant to make ministers out of their members. They have also been taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ into the prisons of America.

Rallies

When the CMA has their state, regional, and national rallies, it is a time for fellowship, worship, and praise. They also play amusing bike games and speak words of encouragement, which everybody needs every once in awhile. In a way, we are kind of like this group. We have our rallies and rides for various causes to raise awareness for cancer, child abuse, lost lives, etc.

Their Ride Plan

The CMA has a very detailed ride plan for everybody, but it’s not your typical ride plan.

  • “I have come that they might have LIFE and have it to the fullest!” John 10:10. This is step one.
  • “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 16:25. Consider your destination. Don’t take a beautiful road that’ll lead to death. This is also true for your spiritual ride.
  • Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”, John 14:6. If something is separating you from your destination that cannot be overcome, you’re spiritual ride is done.

Conclusion

Contrary to what some may think, we aren’t set out to start trouble, make noise, be rowdy, nothing like that. Sure, some clubs may do that, but you shouldn’t have that mindset for everyone. The CMA proves that there are wonderful motorcyclists in the world who just want to make it a better place.

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Things We Can Learn From God’s Most Unique Creatures

Things We Can Learn From God’s Most Unique Creatures

No matter how old we get, there are always ways in which we can learn something new. However, we all too often overlook life’s little lessons. After all, most of us are very busy, and it can be easy to overlook the seemingly small things all around us. There are a number of ways in which we can actively learn something new every day, and just a few of these include:

  • Watching short educational videos such as TED talks
  • Always having a book you’re reading
  • Opting for educational documentaries over movies or sitcoms after work

The possibilities are endless, and one way in which you can learn new lessons is to more carefully observe God’s most unique creatures. When you take the time to slow down and pay more attention to your surroundings, you’d be surprised at how much more insightful and wise you can become.

Ants Teach Us to Keep Moving Forward

We’ve all found ourselves bored, and, if you’ve ever messed around with an ant on a mission, you realize that they will keep on moving forward no matter what obstacle you put in its way. For example, if you place a stick in front of it, it will simply walk around it and keep heading wherever it was going.

We can learn a lot from the determination of ants. All too often we let minor issues cause us to break down and become distracted from our goals. From a Facebook message you get in the middle of your shift to finding out your water heater stopped working and more, you can easily find yourself putting everything on hold in order to worry about things you can’t control. However, next time you find yourself doing this, think of the wise ant and keep moving forward.

Turtles Teach Us to Keep Our Course

How many times has someone said something to you that made you seriously doubt your hopes and dreams? It happens all the time, and it can be something as seemingly innocent as an a remark in passing or a post on social media. However, only you know where you want to be in life, and negative opinions and other distractions only hinder you from getting there.

Take the turtle. If you see one walking, pick it up, and place it heading in the opposite direction. You’ll be surprised to find that they will pull themselves into their shell, turn around, and continue keeping their course in life. To experience for yourself the many lessons to be learned from these creatures, they can make great pets. All you need is a tank with a reliable filter. You can explore reviews to help make the best choice at http://www.tankarium.com/best-canister-filter-reviews/.

Learning to Work Together From Geese

If you’ve ever seen a flock of geese traveling through the sky, you may notice they assume a V formation. This is done to reduce air friction and make the trip easier for all involved. This can teach us a lot when it comes to working in groups. Whether you’re in school, have a project you’re in charge of at work, or just active in your social group, learning to work together can make life more enjoyable.

When a group has a common goal just as geese trying to travel to more accommodating weather, we can learn to take advantage of the momentum created by the group. In the case of geese, flying range can increase by as high as 70 percent as opposed to a solitary bird in its travels.

Life Lessons You Never Realized Were There

All your life, you’ve been surrounded by the many unique creatures God put on our planet. While we have learned to live together and even love one another, what we often fail to do is learn from each other. Even if you are like the approximately 15 percent of the population allergic to cats and dogs, this doesn’t mean you cannot observe other animals that you likely run into every day.
God gave human beings an inherent desire to learn new things, and it’s easy to see that it has gotten us a long way. While it can be easy to rely on the wisdom of others in order to make our own lives easier, what we all too often don’t realize is the many joys we miss out on when we overlook the life lessons that surround us at all times. By having a better understanding of the many ways in which God’s creatures can teach us, we become wiser, more insightful, and better able to connect with both people and animals.

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Christian Love – The Best Gun Control?

Christian Love – The Best Gun Control?

gun salesAs the seemingly endless debate over second amendment rights continues, gun sales have increased. One could argue that people are buying guns while they can, with the fear that they may not be able to do so at some point in the future. Along with the sale of guns goes the sale of accessories as well. Individuals looking for the best rifle scopes, for example, can find products and information, at Ship Mate List.

 

The information found online at http://gun-control.procon.org/, contains a lengthy list of arguments for and against gun control. After reviewing the points made by people on both sides of the issue, it becomes obvious that gun control is a subject that will continue to be debated for a long time. Christians may even find themselves wondering what the appropriate view from a biblical perspective is.

Since all the books of the Bible were obviously written long before the invention of gun powder, guns are not mentioned. Therefore, it is necessary to base our convictions on the basic principles taught by the Bible. One does not have to read very far into the Bible to find a record of the first murder. Genesis 4:8 tells us that Cain attacked and killed his Able, his brother. From that, it is easy to conclude that gun control will not prevent murder. When guns were not available, people simply used other weapons. For example, in Judges 3:16, Ehud made a short double-edged sword that he used to kill the king of Moab. Judges 4:21 tells of Jael driving a tent peg through Sisera’s head to kill him.

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Can we fairly say that banning guns will stop murders? The answer is no, since brutal murders have been taking place long before the concept of guns. It is likewise unreasonable to think that a person whose intent is to break the law will be stopped from obtaining a gun because the law says he or she can’t have one. In this situation, the gun control law will do little more than assure criminals that they are less likely to be confronted with guns by the law abiding citizens they intend to hurt. Could this be why cities with the toughest gun control laws seem to have the highest crime rate in crimes involving guns?

 

Gun safety instructors will tell you that, more often than not, it is not necessary to fire the gun when it is used for protection. The threat alone is enough to scare off a would-be attacker. Therefore, is it fair to take this protection away from responsible people? Since laws will not stop criminals from breaking laws, and since murders have been taking place throughout history, perhaps there is a better way.

Christian LoveIn I Corinthians 13, Paul wrote about the better way of Christian love. Paul also spoke at length about salvation by grace through faith rather than the law. He goes on to say that the law is then established by faith. What this means is that Christian love does not require a law to prevent murder. Since laws do not prevent violence, perhaps the promotion of Christian values should be at the forefront of our discussions rather than seen as a politically incorrect subject to be discussing. The promotion of Christian love would go further in reducing violence than would enacting more laws that criminals are likely to find a way around anyway.

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What did Dawkins try to say?

 Clinton Richard Dawkins was born on 26 March 1941. He is an evolutionary biologist ethnologist, and writer. He is a resigned fellow of New College, Oxford, and was also teaching the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford’s from 1995 until 2008. Today he is famous for being an atheist. Voltaire’s anti-Semitism was thorough. In its contempt for the primarily “primitive,” it forestalls greatly that is said about Muslims in Europe and the US nowadays. He is also saying that the Jews never were native philosophers, geometricians, or even astronomers.
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That would major Islamophobe of modern world, famous Richard Dawkins proud, that can be concluded after he said that Nobel Prize winners who were Muslim are fewer than the University of Cambridge and then made a joke about middle ages when Muslims were the most modern group. In the wake up what’s happened in France, I think it’s worth m
aking a couple of points:
1) Free speech is not negotiable. Do we truly want to live in free societies (A question we should consider carefully before answer!)? If so, we must accept offensive, vile, destructive, and reductive speech as part of the bargain.
2) Accepting that those forms of speech will not be censored or punished by the government does not mean that we must personally find them ethically acceptable.
3) Free speech is also a negative right– the right NOT to have words put in your mouth. This goes for pledges of allegiance, motions of solidarity, etc.
4a) Charlie Hebdo magazine is a xenophobic, racist, obnoxious, destructive, reductive exercise in free speech. I want nothing to do with the kind of person who subscribes to such a magazine.
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4b) Charlie Hebdo magazine exists to attack deeply held ideas indiscriminately. They have spent an inordinate amount of time attacking what amount to powerless populations in France (minority populations, relatively economically disenfranchised, socially ‘separate,’ lacking significant representation in government). This is not an action of a brave organization. This is punching down; it’s pure cowardice and it’s despicable.
4c) at the same time, I acknowledge and support their right to be all of those things in physical safety and without official recrimination.
At this moment in history, I think it’s more appropriate to say “I am with the people of Paris, I am not supportive of racist and destructive magazines, but I believe in dissent and the right of the ugly to exist.”
To mock a whole civilization and set of values on the basis of its number of Nobel Prizes, is as disappointing (rationally) as doing the same to women because men have won 20 times as many Nobel prizes, or implying on grounds of race that white Europeans or Americans are superior because they have more Nobels than others.