|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #1933 Just Preach Jesus as Christ.
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
Romans 12 begins with a plea that, if saved from condemnation, a Christian be a living burnt-sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God. A burnt-sacrifice is “all-in” with no part or portion held back. Holy signifies a perfectly pure and complete moral character. “Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God” (Lev 20:7), “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1Pet 1:15-16). Being acceptable requires a thorough knowledge of God, his law, testimonies, ways, precepts, statutes, commandments, judgments, i.e. his Word. Now that, says the Apostle Paul, is only a reasonable service, so he further charges that we “be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” It's been said, “When an idiot gets saved, what you have is a saved idiot.” But Paul's charge confers that one change; there is to be a transformation, yea there must be. Transformation cannot produce salvation, but salvation produces a transformation. The world hates when you won't conform. Sodomites adopting children MUST be accepted. Lizards evolving to eagles MUST be truth. Cars burning corn is good, cows burning corn is bad, conform to their stupidity or be hated, ostracized and destroyed. Jesus is Truth and thy hate him. Jesus said, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (John15:18). Deal with it; don't conform. They'll say guns produce the depravity of man and carbon dioxide you exhale is destroying the planet. One algae bloom in the Pacific can digest the whole carbon footprint of America, but facts will not sway a reprobate mind, the Lord Jesus Christ can. Just preach Jesus as Christ.
An Essay for week #33 Aug 18, 2019
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