Thursday, October 14, 2010

A little song, a little dance, ...

The following is from a newsletter I get and was received in less than a positive manner. Suppose that's because it seems to me a big fault of some contemporary Christians is their desire to impose certain societal rules on others in the name of Christianity while playing down other sins such as greed, pride, etc.

One can "proof text" the Bible for almost any type behavior and find it OK or wrong depending upon the reader's interpretation rather than who any particular book was written to/for, and what was being addressed.

For myself, I'll try and stick with "Love God & Love your Neighbor" and let the Big Kahuna sort out all the other issues we face.

Peace & grace

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

A girl who works where I work says she loves Jesus and wants a close relationship with him. She goes to church every Sunday and is living with her boyfriend.

Can we really say we love the Lord but don't obey him? As Jesus said, "If you love me, you will obey what I command." The reality is it's what we do, not what we say, that counts.

The Bible, says, "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." Hebrews 13:4

As the Bible also says, "What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid." Romans 6:15

Pastors and teachers are instructed to rebuke and correct people who are sinning. What so many people fail to realize is that God's instructions are for our good, not to take away the joy of living. Living in harmony with God's will gives us true liberty but it doesn't give us a license to do as we please. Also, when we sin, we not only hurt ourselves, but very often others we are close to as well.
.....Daily Encounter


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