Here is a GREAT example of what I was trying to explain, in the TRUTH article. Sorry, it isn’t in English, but the video speaks for itself.

 

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Proverbs Challenge

 
The book of Proverbs! Challenge yourself to read a chapter a day for a year or more. You won’t be sorry! Proverbs was written mostly by the wisest man to ever live, King Solomon. He teaches you how to live and conduct yourself on a daily basis, to keep you out of harms way and how to prosper in everything you do! Hundreds of subjects are taught about, with the wisdom that could only have been inspired by God himself!

 

 It’s been quite a while since I last posted anything on this site, but rest assured, I have not been idle. In collaboration with my other company, Potentials Unleashed, an IT company, we have come up with a mobile app that currently works on the Android platform. The app has been released on the Amazon App Store and is available to download now!

It is free, but it is ad supported, to help with the cost of development.

It does work on the Kindle devices as well, but for some reason Amazon thinks it doesn’t, so it doesn’t show as available there, but you can download it onto your Kindle from the Potentials Unleashed website, located here: Proverbs Challenge

There are two download links on the site and the one you want for the Kindle is the link next to the word APP and not Amazon. This will be fixed soon, but in the meantime, it is safe to download the app from the website instead. All other Android devices, should be fine through the Amazon App Store.

You can download it from the Amazon App Store.

Here is a list of the current features:

  • Automatically loads the chapter matching today’s date.
  • Reads the scripture to you, if you want it to, so you can follow along.
  • Set the audio to cycle, so the chapter is read over and over again. Great for memorizing!
  • Choose a different chapter, if you want to read more.
  • Pause and Resume features, if you need to take a break.
  • Ad supported – Ad-free version coming soon!
  • More to come!

If you have any suggestions for additional features or find something not working quite right, please contact us at The Bold Christian.

 

Thank you and God Bless!!

 

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The World

The World: A Massive Mission Opportunity For You

This website has been seen in over 100 countries, since it’s inception in July of 2009, according to Google’s Analytics. I don’t say that to brag, I say that so anyone willing to write articles for The BOLD Christian can see that their message will be seen by many people all over the world.

Have you ever wanted to be a missionary, but weren’t able to for one reason or another?
Have you ever thought of building your own website so that your articles could reach those who need to hear the Gospel?

It is for these reasons that  I created this website. As mentioned in Our Ongoing Trial entry, I have a very disabled child, which prevents me from going into the mission field and away from my family for any length of time, but I do have a passion to reach the lost and to help them find their way back home. Especially those who think they are going to Heaven and don’t know they’re lost and will not be going there.

I approached a friend of mine, at church, and asked him if he would be willing to write an article for the site and he agreed to consider it. He also gave me permission to link to any entry on his blog that I would like to share.

I am hoping that this is the start of a World Wide Mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Please check out the following articles, written by my friend in Christ, Peter Dearing:

God Answers My Prayer, the Same Afternoon

A Personal Lesson

Like many of us, Peter has suffered through many ordeals, but his steadfast love of Jesus has lead him to dive deeper into the Word Of God (Bible), to see what it is he needs to learn. On his blog, he shares his lessons with us. I have been blessed to read them and you will too.

If anyone out there would like to write an article that may be seen around the world, please feel free to contact me.

God Bless!!

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The Jesus Football League

The Jesus Football League

Obviously, we have a passion for Jesus. This site wouldn’t exist if we didn’t. We also have, to a lesser degree, a passion for the NFL, with my favorite team being the New England Patriots. Since the NFL and the Patriot logos are trademarked and copyrighted, we cannot use them on any products that are available on this site. So with that in mind, we created a logo that combines both of my passions and called it The Jesus Football League. There are no real teams and there is no real football being played, but this is a way to promote both of my passions at the same time.

Check out these and other items on our Product Pages!

The purpose of this post is really just to point out the product pages that show off all the products that we have designed so far and to let you know that we can create many, many more custom products. There are literally hundreds of possible products to choose from.

If you have a favorite Christian Symbol or a Saying or a Bible Verse that you would like to see on a shirt, mug, mouse pad or what have you, then please feel free to contact us and we will gladly create the item for you. If your product requires an image, then feel free to send the image directly to me at jhaustin@theboldchristian.com.

For now, please take a look at our product pages to see what is possible.

Sales of any products on this site go towards the upkeep and hosting fees associated with running a web-based business. All transactions are handled on the manufacture’s secure website, so you can be sure that your credit card information will be safe.

Thank you!!

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A Gift From God, To God - Special Needs Children

A Gift From God, To God – Special Needs Children

This topic hits home for me. I have four children, two of which have severe special needs. My oldest child was born in 1991 and he had a stroke when he was a few days old that has caused him to be extremely delayed mentally. He looks normal, he can walk and he speaks articulately and within a short time you would be aware that he has challenges. Some of them are obvious and others only reveal themselves after getting to know him.

He has been diagnosed with Epilepsy, Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD NOS), Anti Thrombin III deficiency(AT3), which is a blood clotting disorder that probably caused the initial stroke, and he has been tested many, many times with the determination that he is mentally retarded. He reads at a Kindergarten level with mostly inconsistent results.

In spite of his issues, he is a very generous and caring young man. Anytime someone is at our house visiting, he offers food or drink,whether we have it or not to give. He is constantly trying to help with his siblings and us parents to the point where we almost have to tell him to stop. Since he struggles to read, he has learned to build just about anything with Tinker Toys, or similar toys, simply by examining the pictures that came in the instructions.

My youngest child was born in 2008 and he also suffered a stroke a day or two after birth, again caused by the AT3 deficiency that he also inherited. A few days later, he suffered another stroke on the other side of his brain. He was born 2 months premature, because my Wife had severe preeclampsia and had to deliver right away or she would not have made it through the rest of the pregnancy. He has spent many days in and out of the hospital and we expect that this will continue for the rest of his life. He has been diagnosed with, among other things, Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. He is not able to walk or talk and can’t even sit up on his own. He has a feeding tube, because he cannot eat by mouth and he is on oxygen, through a ventilator attached to his tracheostomy, to assist with his blood saturation levels. He has many other issues as well, that we are dealing with, and so the above information is enough to get to my point. You can read a more detailed story about him on the Our Ongoing Trial page.

When I was 13, my Mother worked for an institution where people put their children that were suffering from various forms of special needs. We would often visit her there and got acquainted with many of the”patients” that were living there. It touched me so much, that I prayed to God to give me a special needs child, when I was old enough to be married. I completely forgot about that prayer until my first child was born. There is much more to what happened next, so for now we can just say that, God did not forget and he answers prayer.

Shortly before my Wife began getting sick, while pregnant with our youngest child, my oldest child approached her and told her that he had prayed that God would give him a brother “Just Like Him”. What do you say to that? My Wife responded that God knows best and that we will see what happens. As you may have guessed, God answered his prayer too.

You see, God did not create the universe, as we know it, and then abandon his creation. He is very much involved in our lives and answering prayers. Neither I nor my son knew just how difficult having a special needs child can be, but God knows and he provided the exact person that we needed to have in our lives. He provided me with the perfect Wife and my sons with the perfect Mother. I am not saying that my Wife is perfect, but she is perfect for me and my children.

After all of the above, I now get to my point:

Neither of my special needs children will ever be able to make a choice to either follow their own sinful nature or to follow God, through the sacrifice of his own son Jesus. Therefore, since they cannot make that choice, they are automatically going to Heaven when their time here is finished.

Knowing this, how can I or anyone else possibly turn against God, when we have a child that suffers from anything?

These children are simply a Gift from God, to God. We are just the blessed family that got to take care of them while they were here.

God bless and thanks for reading.

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