By John Ortberg
2016 Christian booklet Award finalist (Nonfiction category)
Very hardly within the Bible does God command an individual to “Stay.” He opens a door, after which he invitations us to stroll via it—into the unknown. and the way we decide to reply will finally confirm the existence we are going to lead and the individual we'll turn into. in truth, to fail to include the open door is to overlook the paintings God has made for us to do.
In all of the areas to head . . . how can you Know?, bestselling writer John Ortberg opens our eyes to the numerous doorways God areas ahead of us each day, teaches us how you can realize them, and offers us the encouragement to step out in religion and embody the entire amazing possibilities that await.
So pass ahead—walk via that door. you simply may do anything that lasts for eternity.
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Christians had large families and were noted for their rejection of infanticide. In legalizing Christianity therefore Constantine may have hoped to reverse the population trend.  By the late third century Christians were already a majority in certain areas of the East, most notably in parts of Syria and Asia Minor, and were apparently the only group (apart from the Jews) registering an increase in many other areas. This was achieved both by conversion and by simple demographics. The Jews too, by that time, formed a significant element in the Empire’s population – and for the same reason: They, like their Christian cousins, abhorred the practice of infanticide and abortion.
Their gaunt ruins lie everywhere throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Yet on the other hand, immediately after this destruction, the Islamic regions were always believed to have enjoyed a “Golden Age” which lasted into the tenth and eleventh centuries. That, at least, was the narrative and the argument until recently. We should note that the archaeological appearance of the first rich Islamic culture in the tenth and eleventh centuries coincides with written history which always indicated that the cultural impact of Islam only reached Europe in the tenth and eleventh centuries.
From the mid-seventh century trade between the ancient centers of high culture in the Levant and the West seemed to have come to an abrupt halt. Luxury items originating in the eastern Mediterranean, which are mentioned routinely in the literature until the end of the sixth century, disappear completely by the mid-seventh century, at the latest. The flow of gold, which the West derived from the East, seemed to have dried up. Gold coinage disappeared, and with it went the towns and urban settlements of Italy, Gaul and Spain.