pc68 Confidence or Worry Dealing with Stress

Confidence or Worry: Dealing with Stress

By David Cox

[pc68] v1 ©2020 www.coxtracts.com/
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Summary: We examine a situation of stress and problem in life, and how Satan uses them against us and God, and how God uses problems for our good. TOPICS: There is no fear in love | Lack of energy, you want to move on | The persecution for being a Christian | The concern for the disease | Do not worry about money | Marital Stress, Family

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pc08 Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem
Esteeming One’s Self

By David Cox

[PC08] v1r ©2008 www.coxtracts.com/pc08
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Phil 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Modern psychology treats the “psyche” of man, which they define as existing but without observations nor definitions from actual science. But in that, psychology has been recognized as a science even though its conclusions, bases, and methods cannot be confirmed nor denied through science (in other words it is ALL unproven theories).

Perhaps one of the principle points in psychology is the exaltation of the human image itself (his psyche or person), or self-esteem. Modern psychology’s principal trust is to simply emphasize the need for self exaltation.

Whatever thing seems to lower one’s view of one’s self is a “sin” in psychology. Their remedy to all problems is to understand that “you are not so bad”, and “the guilt lies with others”, i.e. raise self-esteem. Continue reading

pc23 Forgiving as we are forgiven

Forgiving as we are Forgiven

By David Cox

[PC23] v2 ©2013 www.coxtracts.com
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Matt 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

God wants us to live in such a way that we do not hold grudges, we do not seek aggression nor vengance, and we don’t constantly seek conflict and friction with others. Forgiveness is key in our spiritual life. So then, God conditions us for divine forgiveness for our sins, by allowing offenses to happen in our life, and he sees how we react. Without forgiveness as a foundation in our lives forming part of our moral character, we cannot receive divine forgiveness for our own sins. Embracing Christ is embracing forgiveness as a concept in our lives. As we have learned forgiveness and exercise it in our own relationships, thus God forgives us, that is God’s promise (or threat). Scary thought! Forgiveness is not something we just want for OUR sins, but it is something that we believe in like Jesus’ death and resurrection. It is a practiced way of life for us. God sees that in how you forgive those that have aggression against you. Let it go! Forgive!




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pc07 Fasting: Fixing your Life with God

Fasting: Fixing your Life with God
By David Cox
[PC07] v1 ©2008 www.coxtracts.com
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Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. James 4:8

Fasting has different meanings for different people. The Bible presents fasting as much as a spiritual exercise as much it is just not eating. In Mat 4:2 we see that Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights, and then he was hungry.

Fasting is something that there is not a whole lot of instructions about it, but it seems that everyone knows what it is, and many practice fasting. The Bible binds the concepts many fasts and spirituality. The strong Christian is someone who fasts and prays a lot.

“Fasting helps us to express, to deepen, and to confirm the commitment that we are ready to sacrifice whatever thing, even to sacrifice ourselves, in order to obtain what we seek from God.” Andrew Murray Continue reading

pc34 Divine use of Sickness

The Divine Use of Sickness

By David Cox

[PC34 ]v1 ©2012 www.coxtracts.com
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This tract about the divine use of sickness explains how God works with sickness to remind man of his limited time on earth, the consequences of sin, etc.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

There is an attitude within much of Christianity that sickness in any form is bad, and God does not have anything to do with it. For these Christians, they ask God to take the sickness away, and sometimes (as though it was their right to be health) that they demand God to remove their sickness. The reality of life is that they continue ill, and many have a crisis of faith over this. For them, God is impotent, or God does not love them. In other words, their confidence, faith, and love of God depend on God always sending them good things. But this is not how the Bible indicates life is. God uses calamity and sickness for His own purposes and we have to understand this (and accept it).




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pc01 Should a Christian celebrate Halloween?

Should a Christian celebrate Halloween  (Day of the Dead)?

by David Cox
[PC01] v1 ©2005 www.coxtracts.com
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“Halloween was originally a festival of fire, dead, and the powers of darkness” – Encyclopedia of Man, Myth, and Magic” by Richard Cavendish

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:6

If Halloween is concentrated in concepts dealing with darkness, and we promote it to our children, participating in something that is highly connected with the forces of evil, don’t we fall under the condemnation of Matthew 18:6, causing them to trip up in their spiritual life by our foolishness? Halloween is no innocent entertainment, but has customs and roots in Satanism and pagan religions.




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pc50 Narcissism versus Love

Narcissism versus Love

Narcissism. By David Cox
[PC50] v1 ©2014 www.coxtracts.com
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Narcissism. The “Narcissist” is a person who focuses his whole life on himself. This is Narcissism. In Mexico, we say “Me first, me last, and me in the middle”. Truthfully this is the type of person who literally adores and worships his own self, and doesn’t even know it. This is really spiritual worship, idolatry really, like what we are to do towards God, but the narcissist misdirects this back towards himself like Satan does. He thinks that he himself (or she herself) is of such great value, that the whole world should appreciate him for that greatness.

This attitude is greatly in conflict with what the Bible presents us in Jesus, which is our moral pattern. In Jesus’ character, we see humility, meekness, worry for others, service towards others, selflessness, and personal sacrifice for the benefit of others. The narcissist is a person that has captured the very essence of Satan’s personality and character, and is imitating it exactly. They are cruel, arrogant, egotistical, and the opposite all around of what a good Christian should be. Narcissism Continue reading

pc46 Sins of Facebook

The Sins of Facebook

By David Cox

[pc46] v1 ©2014 www.coxtracts.com
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1Tim 5:13
And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

God prohibited the spread of information and getting involved in other people’s lives for the sole purpose of “just knowing about others” (curiosity). This prohibition is exactly the purpose of social networking, so what are we as Christians doing on social networks? We can probably legitimately “keep up” with family and close friends, but quickly it becomes tattling (repeating unsubstantiated stories and revealing personal information) and being a busybody in other people’s affairs.

Even though the title of this tract is “Facebook”, we are really speaking about any and all social networks. A computer is like a shovel, in and of itself, it is not wrong or bad, but if you hit somebody else over the head with it and kill them, then it is put to wrong use and becomes bad. It is not a sin to have a Facebook account, but depending on how you use it, it can quickly become sinful. Continue reading

pc16 Why Christians shouldn’t use drugs?

In pc16 Why Christians shouldn’t use drugs? we examine what is a biblical position about hallucinogenic drug use. The Bible condemns this kind of drug use as being a doorway to the demonic world. It is regularly used in witchcraft and wicked, pagan religions to “communicate with the spirits”, and we offer help in the form of Bible verses to break the addiction to drugs.

Why Christians shouldn’t use drugs?
By David Cox
[PC16] v1 ©2008 www.coxtracts.com
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See Drugs and Theology

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All things are lawful unto me,
but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
1Cor 6:12

It is very sad to see that the use of hallucinogenic drugs is already very common, even among some Christians. Let me clarify and limit this tract to illegal drugs, those not with a doctor’s prescription for a disease. When a doctor prescribes aspirin for a headache, this drug is legitimate and restores health. This tract deals with illegal drug use for recreational and entertainment purposes.

Two out of every 3 young people in high school have tried an illegal drug before they graduate. If we consider alcohol as a drug (and it is), then this rate rises to 90%. 30% have tried a drug stronger than marihuana. The first cause of death among youth 15 to 24 is drunk driving. Continue reading

pc10 Sexual Purity

Sexual Purity
By David Cox
[PC10] v1 ©2008 www.coxtracts.com
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It is not an impossible fight!

1Pet 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

With the increase of pornography and the constant lowering of standards, sexual temptation has become one of the principal problems for Christians. It is a spiritual fight so intense that almost every Christian has it. This fight is not impossible to win, but it is very difficult.



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