Are you religious enough for heaven?

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe…

Romans 3:20-22

Every now and then I’m asked, “Are you one of those narrow-minded Baptists that think you’re the only ones going to heaven?” I love that question because I get to respond, “I’m actually more narrow-minded than that. I think there’s a lot of Baptists that aren’t going to get there!”

You can be a Baptist, a Methodist, a Catholic, a Presbyterian, or a pedestrian and still not know Jesus Christ. You can do all the right things: Practice your religion and go to church. But just calling yourself a Christian is not what makes you saved.

Religion vs. Relationship

Religion-vs-Relationship

Religion-vs-Relationship

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:10

The famed evangelist Billy Graham suggested on one occasion that at least 75 percent of church members in America don’t know Jesus Christ in a personal way. I don’t know if that number is correct, but I do know that many people often substitute religion for a relationship with Christ.

All over our nation today, people are relying on their religious heritage or family background as their way to God. All the externals are present—church attendance, good works, nice family. It’s all there. But is the truth of God in their lives? Do they follow Christ and live each day to be more like Him?

Clever wooden, soft, cushion-like seat made from hardwood

ASH CUSHION BY MARY DICKERSON
Hardwood made soft, the Ash Cushion by Mary Dickerson cleverly enhances the natural resilience of ashwood, resulting in a solid yet springy seating surface, made extra wide to allow for playing with while seated.

Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away

Not long after I began writing about cybersecurity, I became a paranoid caricature of my former self. It’s hard to maintain peace of mind when hackers remind me every day, all day, just how easy it is to steal my personal data.

Within weeks, I set up unique, complex passwords for every Web site, enabled two-step authentication for my e-mail accounts, and even covered up my computer’s Web camera with a piece of masking tape — a precaution that invited ridicule from friends and co-workers who suggested it was time to get my head checked.

But recent episodes offered vindication. I removed the webcam tape — after a friend convinced me that it was a little much — only to see its light turn green a few days later, suggesting someone was in my computer and watching. More recently, I received a text message from Google with the two-step verification code for my Gmail account. That’s the string of numbers Google sends after you correctly enter the password to your Gmail account, and it serves as a second password. (Do sign up for it.) The only problem was that I was not trying to get into my Gmail account. I was nowhere near a computer. Apparently, somebody else was.

Black and White Logos for your Inspiration

…logos are a really good inspiration source, specially when they are well designed. You’ll see that you don’t always need colour to create an effective design. From minimalistic logos to typography based ones and also illustrative, You’re sure to be inspired.

Black and White Logos

Black and White Logos

Britain’s top 20 worst streets for broadband

Britain's slowest street for broadband offers a connection that would take 25 hours to download a film (Image: Fotolia)

Britain’s worst street for broadband is Cromarty Road in Stamford, Lincolnshire – with a 0.132mbps speed so slow it would take 25 hours to download a film.

The results of a nationwide survey pinpointed the road as the worst in the UK – with a connection 500 times slower than the fastest, Willowfield in Telford.

The results come from 2,261,336 speed tests conducted by uSwitch.com’s speedchecker.

The survey has highlighted entire counties that are blackspots for broadband speed.

Awesome Design Portfolios

With many portfolios online, it’s often hard to stand out from the sea of competition out there. It takes a creative design to grab the user’s attention long enough for him or her to enjoy sifting through your work. Adding rich interactive elements, framing your work in a unique way, and concocting a means of providing a unique experience can not only get the user’s attention but also show your capabilities as a designer. In this showcase, you’ll find a variety of beautiful, unique and Outstanding example of design portfolios.

Jesse Willmon

Outstanding Example of Design Portfolios

Odd Web Things

Outstanding Example of Design Portfolios

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2013-Ninja-ZX-6R

 

Kawasaki is bringing back a cult classic with its 636-powered 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ($11,699). The middleweight sportbike features a slightly larger displacement engine for added mid-range punch which provide a more enjoyable ride on the street and racetrack.