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JOY! Magazine

JOY! Magazine July 2019

JOY! Magazine is one of the premier Christian Family Magazines in the world, covering a range of content including breaking Christian news, relevant current affairs, articles on marriage and family, devotional teachings and much more!

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in this issue

1 min.
salvation prayer

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name of Jesus. I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself; I need your forgiveness and salvation. I believe that Jesus died on the Cross, and on the third day He rose to be with You. I confess Jesus as the Lord of my life. I invite Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Saviour and I surrender my life to Him. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace that has saved me from my sins. Please, Lord Jesus, transform my life so that I may bring glory and honour to You alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for the gift of eternal life.…

2 min.
fight the good fight of faith

“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, Godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Fight the good FIGHT OF THE FAITH. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”– 1 Timothy 6:11-12 Dear Readers, I know have used this title and Scripture on a previous column, but I have to use it again on this one. The fight between good and evil has not stopped, but rather intensified. The latest controversy being the proposed introduction of the CSE (comprehensive sexuality education) programme in South African schools. Go to page 20 for more details on this shocking proposal. This is nothing new Contrary to what you may think, this is not a new and sudden…

12 min.
letters to the editor

JOY provides sanity I am truly saddened to read that your computer systems were hacked. I wanted to say thank you for your magazine. The best part, the peace in my day (every day) is when I sit down at night to read my Bible and the articles that you publish. It is my sanity in this busy world. Greg Olfin Mother Mary should be loved and appreciated It was a real breath of fresh air to read Dr. Victor Kuligin’s article on the blessed Virgin Mary in the May issue of JOY!. Congratulations for this, as it in some way also recognises that the magazine caters (and must cater) for the entire Christian ‘market.’ It has always been a source of enormous hurt and anguish to me when some treat Mary with disdain,…

3 min.
ask val

A. Preaching the Gospel is our primary task. Politics concerns the way people make decisions about how we conduct our home, church, business, financial, and local affairs. The Lord has a plan for every individual. “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” – Psalm 139:16. He ordained some to be doctors, dentists, teachers, pastors, housewives, and even politicians. If we all ignore the political sphere, we lose the opportunity to be ‘salt and light’ in a dark place. And, we leave vital decisions to people who are not interested in God’s Will for our people. We suffer the consequences of that decision. The important thing to know is what the…

1 min.
qr codes: what are they and how do you scan them?

JOY has started using QR codes throughout our magazines to benefit all our readers by granting you easier access to important things, such as online petitions, videos, and articles. A QR code allows you to access these links without typing long URLs in on your phone. For those who don’t know how to scan a QR code, this is a simple explanation: For any readers with Apple devices, such as iPhones and iPads, this is an extremely simple process. You simply need to open your CAMERA app, and hover it over the QR code. Your phone will prompt you to open the link in your web browser. For those with Android devices, you will need to go to the PlayStore, download a QR Scanner app, and open the app when…

1 min.
pope francis officially changes the lord’s prayer, replaces ‘lead us not into temptation’

Pope Francis has officially approved a change to the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:13 that replaces “lead us not into temptation” with “do not let us fallintotemptation.” The Pope believes the new version is better because the first translation implies that God leads people into temptation, an action that is against his nature as a good and holy God. “A father doesn’t do that, a father helps you to get up immediately,” Francis said of the line in question. “It’s satan who leads us into temptation, that’s his department.” For years, Christians have wrestled with the actual meaning behind, “Lead us not.” After more than 16 years of study, some Biblical researchers say a better translation of the Scripture would be: “Abandon us not when in temptation.” The late theologian…