Make no mistake, the humility that accompanies salvation is not something that just happens, Paul said that he determined to know nothing.
Teach-ability is a very necessary characteristic because any person that is not teachable cannot be humble either. Those who are not teachable believe themselves to be right about everything.; no one who believes himself to be right about everything is humble. Humility is an absolute necessity for anyone who wants to walk with God.
The unrighteousness of men is never more evident than when men refuse to acknowledge that God is the supreme person of the universe. How do they do that ? In an age of scientific evolution, which is just an extension of the age old Pantheism that confuses the eternal, self-existent, all-powerful God with His creation, it is painfully obvious.
To be sure, Paul wrote very heavy with theological truth but always with the heart of a pastor, as one always concerned about the well being of God's people.
In verse 16 he goes on to tell us that "By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness." In other words, we all know that godliness boggles the mind, when we stop to think about it. How in the world have I been made righteous enough to stand before the God that is said to be a consuming fire?
No one is ever to judge as though sitting in the seat of judgment that belongs to God alone.
If knowing Jesus is not intensely personal then you do not know Jesus at all. If knowing Jesus does not dis-annul all other things as a mean of getting to heaven, then you do not know Jesus at all. If knowing Jesus does not make the way to heaven cleknowing_jesusar, then you do not know Jesus at all. If knowing Jesus does not reveal empty religion for what it is - empty, then you do not know Jesus at all.
John Calvin once wrote, “Man's nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.” For this reason, when God brought His people Israel into the promised land He commanded Moses, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive … Continue reading AN IDOL ALLOWED TO LIVE WILL KILL YOU
Do not fall into the trap of modern teachers who disguise their hypocritical disobedience with flowery words of "love", while all the time blaspheming the Word of God that is blessed forever, amen.
"For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God." 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 From the previous verse we understand that those who … Continue reading ARE YOU PROPERLY OLD FASHIONED?
Today in America it could also be said of us, every man does what is right in his own eyes because it is generally understood among many that there are no moral absolutes. ...It is true that anything can become a false god in the heart of a sinful person, but the worse false gods are those made of false ideologies.
If there is a better allegory for the Christian life other than the movie Groundhog Day I don't know what it might be, except of course for PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.
The first relationship, which should greatly surpass all others is the relationship we have with our God. Furthermore, the relationships we have with others should supercede every other goal we set.
"And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper." Romans 1:28 If you have ever talked with someone who would not listen to you, then you know what it means when the bible says, "they did … Continue reading Unreasonable People