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Sunday, November 15, 2015

WHATS IN A NAME?


 

Suppose I substituted the name Angel for Alien, and the big bang for “GOD spoke and it was created.” The invisible things for spirits and evil personified as the devil.  Would that view point be more acceptable to the masses?

Probably not, but why not?  It is because of that old bug-a- boo “the free will” which in and of itself a misnomer.

All wills are influenced by something.  One of the most forceful drivers is selfishness. Connect lust with selfishness and you have a GOD resistant driving mandate. 

Like it or not both the unsaved and Christians are resistant to the plan of GOD.

It just happens that Christians are a little more in tune with Him than non-Christians. A list of questions could be drawn up that would show what our weaknesses are.

Do you always tell the truth or do you fudge a little at times.  Are all your thoughts pure and clean when you see some desirable member of the opposite sex. Do you get angry and sin not?  Ephesians 4:26  New Living Translation; And "don't sin by letting anger control you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry. Do you always win that battle?

How about this one; But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. Whoa now, I might have trouble not resisting that one! 

There are a lot more serious ones than the ones mention and those things keep us from enjoying all the benefits from GOD. They tend to make us double minded and you know what double mindedness causes.

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. 

Our unstableness may be the bane of our Christian experience.

The Christian life is a whole and must be taken as a whole not just accepting it in parts. Do you know what the expression “Going whole hog means?”  It means to do something to the fullest extent. That is our portfolio, so lets us go forth and be ambassadors for Christ.

Much controversy straight arose,
These choose the back, the belly those;
By some 'tis confidently said
He meant not to forbid the head,
While others at that doctrine rail,
And piously prefer the tail.
William Cowper

3 comments:

  1. Thank you Robert for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story, and causing us to consider not to pass on God's plan.

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  2. HMM!! You got me thinking. Bless you...

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