Diminishing The Darkness By Lifting Up the Marvelous
Light Of Jesus Christ
On The Word
-- by Marcia
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No Such Thing
We seem to be hearing more and more today about
liberalism or conservatism in many areas of life. Now we are hearing the news media and others talk about liberal
Christians versus conservative Christians. This view should never arise when
pertaining to Christianity.
Listen carefully: There should be no such thing as a “liberal Christian”!
Even a so-called “conservative Christian’s” view
could be messed up – depending on whom or what they always base their views on.
If asked what type of Christian you are, our
response should be – I follow Jesus. I
believe and do just what Jesus did.
Whatever our ideas were before becoming a Christian
– that was the past. We are now
required to change.
12:2 tells us to “be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and
perfect, will of God.”
are to change and become like Christ – period!
John 12:50 - And I know that his commandment is life
everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so
This is Jesus speaking! He wasn’t liberal in His thinking or speaking – He was one with
Do you recall what Jesus said when Philip asked Him
to “show them the Father?”
John 14:9 - Jesus
said unto him, have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known
me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.
The same should be
true of our lives. When people see us
they should know what we believe and think by what we do and say every
day. We should not waver due to what
is, or is not happening in the world.
God DOES NOT
change – EVER! When we follow God and
put Him first place in our lives, in all we do, then we will be blessed. The same is true of the world.
John 14:31 - But that the
world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment,
even so I do.
If this was good enough for
Jesus, then this should be good enough for us.
It does not matter what century we live in and how times have
changed! God knows just where this
world stands and He knows what works to get us out of trouble.
John 14:10 - Believe thou not
that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?
The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father
that dwells in me, he doeth the works.
14:23 - Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my
words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our
abode with him.
We are the light of the world –our light cannot be
out part of the time. The world has to
know where to come to get help – at all times!
If the airport turned its runway light out just as a
jet was coming in for landing, the pilot would not know where to go.
If a lighthouse turned off its light at night, then
ships may become shipwrecked.
The church (the body of believers) cannot, and must
not be divided – on anything. The Bible
says that a house divided cannot stand!
Paul lets the readers of his epistles know that he
worked very hard at writing down the whole will of God. And when a person knows the whole will of
God, then that should be, and must be our will also.
The world cannot get saved, healed and delivered
when the church is wishy-washy, or liberal in their beliefs!
Once a person gets saved and begins coming to
church, we, the church, cannot give him or her mixed signals. Well – anything is OK – as long as you don’t
hurt anyone. NO! The church must lead that new believer into
all the good that God has for him or her.
We must teach them how to stay under the protective covering of Almighty
John 17:14-16 - I have given them thy word; and the
world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not
of the world. I pray not that thou should take them out of the world, but
that thou should keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I
am not of the world.
That doesn’t mean to go live on another planet, or
tuck ourselves away and become a hermit.
We still live in the world, but we do not have to join in on the
world’s way of believing and doing things.
When we were born again, we came out of the stinking
kingdom of darkness, with all its evil, and we came into the Kingdom of God,
with all its rights and privileges that Jesus, Himself, obtained for us.
Whom do we want to please – God or the world? It’s our
choice. And remember, one day we will stand – alone without
beside us and give an answer to Jesus for how we thought and conducted
ourselves in this world.
So, I pose this question to you again – what
kind of Christian are you? I want each
an every one of us to be a light to the world so they can see Jesus and God in
us every time we respond to anything
So we should respond – I follow Jesus in everything. What He says in the Word of God (the Bible)
that is what I believe, follow and do.
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