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Sad facts about those that call themselves “Christian”


Many live with the delusion that they are Christian. Yes, I said delusion. I have lived this lie. Thinking I was Christian and yet living in and of the world.
What does it mean to live in and of the world?
The best way I can describe it is all your actions and behavior lead you to think of yourself, that all there is to life is the life you now live. You are more concerned with sports, fashion, television, the latest gadget or game. This is in and of the world.
It is true that you still need some diversions. We all need that, but when the diversion becomes the main focus of your life then it is as I said before living in and of the world.
We are told in the Bible that we are to place God first and always, day and night every day. It can be done, because I am living it right this moment. Am I perfect? By all means no no no, but I am at least making a major effort at trying.
I literally had to lose most of my possessions to finally come to understand that God must be the focus of our everyday life. Questions like: “Does this reflect God?” “Would Jesus do this?” “Am I saying the right thing to glorify God?” Are only a small example of questions I ask myself every single day.
Can you say you do this? Are you for example driving the speed limit? Yes the speed limit, which is actually something we are instructed to do in the Bible (Titus 3:1). We are instructed to honor the laws set forth by man and when we do so we honor God. When these laws go against God we are also instructed to work to change them to where God is honored. Yet today more and more of God is being forced out of public view.
We are entering into a new dark age. A time of ignorance and strife, but why do I say ignorance? Do you know that most people have never read the Bible and nearly as much have no desire to. Yet they listen to people that parade themselves as preachers of God’s truth yet they lie manipulate, cause fear, anger, destruction as well as false hope and contribute to the believe that this world has all you will ever need. Since no one has read the Bible they think it is fact and given by God, this is totally opposite of the teachings of the Bible.
Love and honor God first and foremost. Then love your neighbor as you would love yourself. The only time you are mentioned is to emulate how you would like to be treated and to treat your neighbor that way. Oh and by the way, everyone about you is your neighbor. When you can do this most of the time, then you can call yourself a Christian and it will be the truth.

What do you do with the other 313?


Why I say this is too many go to church on Sunday and then they leave God behind inside the church.
They speed to church and then they speed home. Then the rest of the week they speed about for are they even aware they are defying God as they do so. (Titus 3:1).
Being a faithful Christian is a daily way of the life. Your behavior and actions are a constant and never ending reflection of what we commit ourselves too, God.
I do not see Christ running around in a sports shirt, promoting this team or that. When I see a sporting coliseum, I see a building that reflects where thousands of Christians died nearly two thousand years ago. I do not support sports in fact they repel me, because I see them as a distraction from the goals and glories of God.
When I work, I work to do my best and make something of quality. Why? Because Jesus wants me to reflect Him. One of Christ’s greatest teachings is humility, to place all others before yourself and placing God at the center, and only God. When you live like this all you do is seek to make what is the best you can do for it is not for you, but God you are making it for.
Every day you spend within this temporal life is a test given to you by God. Each day He asks anew: “Are you going to reflect My Son today?”
And each day most fail this test.
Each day you awaken and you do not think about God’s calendar of events for you, you let Him down.
Being truly Christian is a 365 days a year task, not 52 days. Just think on that a second. 313 days you leave God and His Son Jesus behind. Is that really how you want to have to explain to God why 52 days you were willing to be His servant, but 313 days you told Him to get lost?

The road does not belong to just you (A reminder to follow the teaching of the Bible)


Daily, especially on the northeast coast many act as if the road they drive their car and motorcycle upon is their personal property. Yes, your vehicle is your property, but that is where it ends.
We live under laws and rules of the road that we must obey and follow. As Christians we are told to obey these laws and rules (Titus 3:1).
Just for a refresher course.
The double yellow lines mark different directions of traffic. You do not cross that line unless you are turning and then ONLY if no one in the opposing direction is heading toward you, even if the light has just changed.
The dashed white line is a dividing line for multiple lanes. Stay between them, unless you are switching lane, but make sure no one is in the lane you are going into; also just because there is enough room for your vehicle in an adjacent lane is not permission for you to go into it. It is there as a safety gap. Per the rules of the road for every 10 miles per hour you go you should allow 20 feet between you and the vehicle in front of you for braking purposes.
The “Yield” sign means to “yield RIGHT OF WAY” that means if someone is where you want to be you MUST allow them to go first. When a sign says for example “Right lane ends” that means those in the left lane has the right of way and you must yield this right of way to them. Once it is clear, you can then merge over to the left lane.
If you are in a forty-five mile per hour speed zone and it then reduces to thirty-five you slow down.

As Children of God, we are told in to Bible to honor these laws as referenced earlier. If you are not following them then not only are you disobeying these laws but God.