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.
Man in his sinful condition could never merit heaven anymore than he could create himself. It is only man's sinful pride that tells him something different.
Eternal life, forgiveness for sins, the right reason for living, salvation from dead works toward God, and a delight in God all find a commonality in the door unlocked by faith.
To live up to basic morality is one thing, but to live up to the standards that Jesus sets forth is an entirely different matter. It's one thing to be nice and still another to turn the other cheek, go the extra mile, or give someone your shirt when he takes your coat.
“One case that drew international attention and widespread media coverage in June involved a 7-month pregnant woman, Feng Jianmei. After being beaten by family planning officials, she was forced to sign an abortion "consent" form and toxins were injected into the brain of her unborn daughter. She gave birth to her deceased child on June … Continue reading SUBMIT TO GOVERNMENT?
“…he is a Jew who is one inwardly…” Romans 2:29a It is difficult for a sinful man to grasp the reality of Romans 2:29 for himself because of his inability to see inside himself: in his heart, the place of his affections and will. Sinful people naturally consider them selves to be good, “The heart … Continue reading Hypocritical People Part I
Jesus’ admonition “you shall not judge” is the most quoted to avoid judgment – ironically! There are instructions that qualify His command, such as, 1Corinthians 2:16, “But he who is spiritual judges all things…,” or 1Corninthians 6:2, “And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?”, or … Continue reading Critical People
"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 It is unreasonable to acknowledge that sin exists and refuse that a holy God would judge it harshly, this inconsistency is a lack of … Continue reading Wicked People