I hope you find these links helpful. I highly recommend these to everyone I speak with. Remember that you can learn from anyone (discernment is still essential as one can be deceived into learning from false teachers with personal or corporate agendas). You'll never guess what I learned from one of the "Christian teaching resources" I used to link to - out of a Christian love for all mankind worldwide.
Well here's one to reflect on. This is an excerpt of an email I received. [it]has been brought to our attention that your website at disciplespathministry.com includes a link to ICR’swebsite. We respectfully request that you remove the link to us since it has given some the mistaken impression that we endorse your ministry. We appreciate your cooperation in this. (italics mine) Notice the choice of words, "[s]ince it has given some the mistaken impression." I wonder who the "some" are? Why didn't they contact me? I wonder why this huge "Christian organization" (using that term loosely) is threatened by a small 100%NON-PROFIT ministry in a little city named Saint Augustine? I wonder why this supposedly Christian business refuses to see the battle we are in with Satan and his ministers? Okay these verses are out of context for those suffering from this apparent Scriptural egocentric myopia...but they serve a purpose here:
But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
And when you stand to pray, if you hold anything against another, forgive it, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your trespasses as well."
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? …
"When you pray, don't be like hypocrites. They like to stand in synagogues and on street corners to pray so that everyone can see them. I can guarantee this truth: That will be their only reward.
Shame on them or anyone else that professes to be trying to spread the TRUTH but are only grandstanding and only concerned with their own profit margin gained from the Word of our heavenly Father!
To those that were "given this mistaken impression" open your Holy Bible because you have MUCH work to do and I pray that this time you pray for guidance from God's Holy Spirit while you study. I mean study (with an open mind) and not just READ WORDS!
I might not agree witheverything written in the links I recommend, but I still learn and find jump-off points for further research. I deeply regret being forced to remove that link, by the way, because I learned so much from it and really did believe they were on the up and up. I apologise to those that I mistakenly led astray by offering the link to begin with. I vow to be far more careful before recommending any future links.