12/21/2012 has come and gone, a new pope has been selected, the Amazon hasn’t completely been destroyed yet and the climate is arguably more or less the same. And yet.. the EU seems to be collapsing, a massive debt threatens to bring down the world economy, people are going bankrupt and losing their jobs left and right, and droughts, earthquakes, massive tsunami’s (prayers for Japan), and the depletion of water tables continue to happen. For the Christians out there, you’ve kept the faith! I’m glad if you could use this site to gain (somewhat) in your knowledge and/or thinking. As Peter says:
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind,forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. (2 Peter 1:3-9)