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You're not a victim
There's a good reason, and a good way, to stand against being victimized.
We're Bombarded with stories involving all types of "victims"—of accident, crime, discrimination, even of deadly disease. Sometimes this term is also used to describe a troubled family situation. But is that the real story about life, the true depiction of any of us?
At one time, I might have thought so. But I have learned to turn to a more accurate and reliable source to understand life, and what I have gained has given me a new outlook. The Bible teaches something very different about who we actually are.
The Scriptures identify God's man as His precious, beloved child, made in His image and likeness. He is permanently bound to God, divine Love. And this Love, which is all-embracing and all-powerful, governs and controls him. Therefore none of us is ever truly subject to any sort of evil power or negative influence. This spiritual nature of man is the reality of who you and I are. Victimhood is not any real part of your or my being.
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To Our Readers
William E. Moody
with contributions from Daniela Radivo Harder, Judith E. Miller
items of interest
with contributions from Kathleen Parker, Jon Spayde, Tanya Back
What's good for the body—and what's not
By Geoffrey J. Barratt
THE NUTRITION TEST
You're not a victim
By Giulia N. Plum
Can society's institutions be revitalized?
By Ellen Moore Thompson
By Nancy W. Mawhinney
Your prayer—immediate help in a disaster
By Nancy Ellett Staal
What God knows about pets—and us
By Kay Ramsdell Olson
My everlasting support—God
Skin disorder cured through prayer
Pauline Elizabeth Hutchinson
Long-standing smoking and drinking habits healed
Joni Fisher Clark
Grief healed and health restored
Alice D. Walden
Recurring back pain permanently healed
Richard Louis LePoidevin
Improving the mental environment at work
By Kathleen J. Wiegand
Prayer from the heart of the workplace ...
Everyone's role in the peace process