I don't know why but this morning I woke up with an incredible urge to scream about the way I see so many Christians (myself included, so this is totally not unrighteous judgment thing) falling into the schemes of the world and the convoluted "Christian" messages of this day and age. Soooo...I did little studying and posted to my Facebook status. I'm sure it will irk some people but I kind of have an "I don't care" attitude today. Here's the post: ...but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. Mark 4:19 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. John 1:10 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. John 17:14 ...God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong...1 Cor. 1:27 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? Galatians 4:9 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 2:12
My soapbox for the moment: If we walk in the ways of God, how can we also walk in the ways of the world? We are calledIf the world accepts it as good and truth, it's highly doubtful that God also accepts it as good and truth. If a book is so loved by the world that is on the NYT Bestseller List (or a movie is a top hit at the box office, or #1 on the music list) it's probably not the best place to be seeking spiritual nourishment." In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." -2 Cor. 4:4 ...ok you can remove by soapbox for the rest of the year now. :)
Until next time, may Christ's love and blessings be upon you and yours.