DOES BEING A CHRISTIAN GUARANTEE A PROBLEM FREE LIFE?

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To be a Christian does not guarantee a perfect life. In fact, in our country Christians seem to be in the minority and have to defend their faith on a daily basis. We used to be considered a Christian nation and many of our early precepts were based on the Bible. We were guided by moral behavior along with legal authority.

Time has apparently eroded those concepts, but I think there are still many who believe those “old fashioned” ideas. However, if we were asked to die for our beliefs I wonder how many of us would. 

It seems that Christianity has also taken a hit within the churches across our country.  Attendance is dropping, the number of pastors is decreasing and folks that do go to church are looking for an answer to all their problems and a “feel good” experience.  The word sin is rarely mentioned today.  In fact, all kinds of behavior is tolerated so as not to offend anyone.  Has political correctness overtaken our houses of worship as well?

The beauty of learning about the law and sin is that we become aware of our need for a Savior.  Sin is real.  The law of God is real.  The Bible is God’s own word inspired into the hands of men and His way of communicating His truth to us.  He expects perfection from us.  We obviously cannot live up to that, so He provides a way for us to be made perfect.  The good news is that He took on human flesh to save us and guarantee a problem free life – not here on terra firma, but in His heavenly home for all eternity.  It’s all about Him, not us.

Dear Lord, help me to not be ashamed of your Word and truth. I can never do enough to tow the mark.  My flesh is weak and death will come, no matter what.  I know that You made it possible for me to live forever, even after death.   May I live the rest of my life thanking and praising you for your FEEL GOOD NEWS!

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3 replies

  1. Thank you for sharing your walk of faith!

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  2. So True James and yes Jesus makes it very clear we won’t have a problem free Life when we follow Him….

    Luke 21:16-18 And ye shall be betrayed both by Parents and Brethren and Kinsfolks and friends and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my Name’s sake.

    Luke 6:22-23 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

    But Jesus also makes it clear He will be with us through whatever Satan or Life brings giving us His Strength to endure.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    As we know James we are to work out our Salvation not meaning work for it, putting our Carnal flesh to Death by The Spirit (Romans 8 :12-15- Romans 6 -Colossians 3:4-6 -Galatians 5:24 -26) and Aiming to be Perfected in Love (Matthew 5:48 – Hebrews 6:1-Philippians 3:14-16 -2Timothy 3:17-1John 4:16-19- 1John 2:4-6- 2Corinthians 13:11) and when we are Born Again of God’s seed we do not Sin and yes all of us whom He knows as His own has His assurance that not one of us will be lost.

    1 John 3:9 No one who is Born God will continue to Sin because God’s seed remains in him he cannot go on Sinning because he has been Born of God.

    1 John 3: 1-11 ( 6-7 ) Whosoever abideth in Him Sinneth not: whosoever Sinneth hath not seen Him neither known Him. Little Children let no Man deceive you: he that doeth Righteousness is Righteous even as He is Righteous.

    1 John 5:18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God Sins but He who was Born of God keeps him and the evil one does not touch him.

    Christan Love Always – Anne.

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