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    Bringing Back God: Bullying

    Do you have any idea what kind of impact your words and actions make upon another person? Imagine being a young child who is facing a group of children alone, and they are telling that child that they are worthless, useless, not wearing the right clothes, the right shoes, wearing their hair the right way. And worse, they tell the child if they cry, then they are really worthless. If the child runs away, cries, or tries to defend himself, it is worse for him. In telling adults what has happened, the child is told that it is their imagination, that the others are just jealous. If this continues through childhood, the child can become withdrawn, defensive, act out...there are so many ways that the child can react or become. Self confidence and security are important developments in children, and when they are removed from the child, there is no telling what will become of the child: anger, bitterness, become a bully and manipulator himself, turning on others? Jesus says "Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven": Matthew 18:10. Also, Jesus said "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40. God and Jesus love children. Abusing one of them, whether verbally or physically, is an abomination, according to the Holy Bible. They need to be nurtured and built up, not brushed aside and left to their own devices. The child who is not nurtured can grow up to be the worst person that could exist.

    Now imagine what bullying is like when it is enhanced with the electronics of today. So many people can jump on the bandwagon, driving someone to commit suicide, or ruining careers and lives all for the sake of feeling good at someone else's expense. It doesn't matter if you are a child or an adult, bullying is a sin. It causes people to do things they may not otherwise do. Jesus and God don't want us to feel like we are worthless-God made us to be happy. Man's will can destroy that happiness. Hopelessness, fear, anxiety, are all things that Jesus wants to take away from us. His resurrection gives us hope, according to PASTOR JOHN COLLINS, of BRINGING BACK GOD. Bullying can be seen as slander and gossip. "Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts and of birds, and of serpents, and of thins int he sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil full of deadly poison." James 3:5-8. God does not like slander and gossip, it is the same as murder in the eyes of the Lord. That group of children effectively murdered the spirit of the one young child that was left to figure it out on his own. Those who bully and slander on the internet murder the spirit of people to the point of suicide: it is a sin the same as murder, which PASTOR JOHN COLLINS preaches at BRINGING BACK GOD.

    As Christians, we need to stand up and help those who are affected by slander: first to stop it then to help heal the person who has suffered the effects. PASTOR JOHN COLLINS preaches fellowship so that we can come to love one another, exhort and support each other through the words of Jesus Christ. Salvation from the cross comes by repenting, then baptism by water. But for salvation to be complete, a Christian needs to do works and deeds, love thy neighbor, love God completely, and stop and ask if what you do would be pleasing to God.

    Don't buy into tearing someone down just because it makes you feel good. The fallout from it is like a smothering blanket-people can't always come back from it or they become someone no one really likes at all.

    If you want to hear more from PASTOR JOHN COLLINS, BRINGING BACK GOD, you can hear an excellent sermon by PASTOR JOHN COLLINS on the internet at www.blogtalkradio.com/pastorjohncollins.

    God bless you.
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