Each and every one of us is a temple of the living God, sadly defiled, maybe, but if God ever leaves it then that body becomes a ruin and no longer fit for habitation.
The Will and the Conscience of a Christian should combine like two raindrops on a windowpane.
Christians are called to BE; not to Judge. "Do not judge, or you too will be judged." (Matthew 7: 1.)
Does God care more for suns and planets than for His children.. Hardly, for these things are but a part of His workshop and tools for the bringing forth of righteous men and women to fill His house of Love.
Egocentric pride entered the minds of our early ancestors and urged on in them the notion they could be their own masters; and out of that idea has come the terrifying sins of the world as man desperately tries to find something other than God that will satisfy him.
When serving our neighbour let us remember that light comes only at the cost of that which produces it. Burning must come before shining. We cannot be of great use to others without cost to ourselves.
Let go of Life. Get hold of God.
Mark 15: 3. 'He answered nothing.' In situations where we resent slights against us and respond with what we considered to be righteous anger and distress we should never forget that our saviour, when reviled, held His Peace. Let us do likewise.
Instead of doing God's Will we request a definition and try to intellectualize His commands so that when He tells us to love our enemies we ask, “How?” and then, “All of them?” “Even those who are very wicked?” until finally His command fades into nothing amid the How, the Where and the When, questions.
Some folk are so absorbed with the facts surrounding their existence they have little time for their meaning.
God will give us the strength to face those things which happen to us but not the cloud of worrying things that might happen. (Matthew 6:34.)
Calling ourselves Christian does not necessarily make us Christian just as calling ourselves a brain surgeon does not make us so unless we have the necessary qualifications and experience.
'Security', is without doubt the near impassable barrier between God and Mankind.
It is impossible to truly love your neighbour until you love God.
If you wish to keep your heart from being broken then lock it away in the casket of selfishness.
There are two kinds of folk: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done', and those to whom God says, 'Thy will be done'.
All who finish in hell choose it themselves for no soul that seriously desires Heaven will ever be denied.
When Jesus told us to take up our cross He tells us that this life is not about avoidance of suffering or a matter of self preservation.
Whatever our cross we must willingly shoulder it.
Christ's coming began the conversion of gentiles as before the passion the One God was known only in Judea.
Judas, one of the Apostles proves that no society is without evil.
Christ also washed the feet of Judas during supper thereby treading underfoot the universal tendency to pride..(Luke. 14: 16.)
Christ loved us before we loved Him therefore we should love our neighbours before they love us.
Security is a Christian's greatest enemy.
We were told to ask for our daily bread and not a lifetime pension.
Faith is our link to Divinity and prayer our Hotline.
God is like a fish hook. First the fish has to grab the hook before the hook can grab the fish.
Proverbs 18: 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in expressing his opinion.
Christianity speaks not of the ascent from ape to man but from man to God.
Do not place a watertight bulkhead between religious and temporal lives as we are meant by God to live fully in both.
The dreadful wood of the cross spoke of the Death of God and the Life of man.
With science we are given only the chapters of a story but with Christianity we have the story itself.
An individual will know they have increased in righteousness when they discover they have increased joy when doing righteous acts.
Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve and you will find that you have excluded life itself.
Evolution is a not a doctrine of biological improvement but of biological change, some of which have been better(?) some worse(?)
Christ is God's Forgiveness. It is the movement of the loved towards the unlovely.
Liberal Christianity can only offer an ineffectual response to increasing unbelief.
One should love according to need and not according to merit.
No such thing as a foreigner for we are all children of God.
Ambition is the desire to be above our neighbour.
Sin is not only unknown in Heaven it is un-knowable.
The love of neighbour is the only door out of the dungeon of self.
It needs clean hands to have a pure heart.
Looking back.. lot's wife.. pillar of salt. Do not look back. Remember what Jesus said in Luke 9:62, "Anyone who puts a hand to the plough and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God"
Life on earth is the training ground for the eternal
Miracles of Jesus were ordinary works of His Father made small that we might better understand them.
Poor indeed was the making of wine in the stone jars at Cana when compared to the abundant growth of the vine with its clusters of ripening grapes, gathering from the earth the water that had to be carried in pitchers and then poured into the stone jars at Cana.
God will not force any door to enter.
God withholds that man might ask.
We must ask God for things so that we know from where they came.
Does God care more for suns and planets than for His children.. Hardly for these things are but a part of His workshop and tools for the bringing forth of righteous men and women to fill His house of Love.
Whoever will live must cease to be a slave to sin and become a child of God.
There is no halfway house. There is no Heaven with even a little hell in it.
We must become loving, forgiving, lowly, penitent, self-refusing and thereby receiving the son-ship and learning to cry Abba, Father.
Parables reveal eternal truths to the live conscience but not necessarily to the keenest intellect.
Aloneness is the self....
John 1: 12. All things were made through the Word, but that which was made in the Word was life, and that life is the light of men. Those who live by this life live as Jesus lived, by obedience, namely to the Father. The Light becomes Life in them, they are alive with the Life that was first born in Jesus, and through Him has been born in them, and by obedience become one with the Godhead. “As many as received Him to them He gave His power to become the sons of God."
Never could we have known the heart of the Father and never felt it possible to love Him as sons but for Him who bridged the gulf that yawned between us.
Man finds it difficult to get what he want from God because he does not want the best. God sometimes finds it hard to give because He would only give the best and man will not take it.
If we do the will of God then eternal life is ours, and this is no mere continuity of existence for that is worthless. Eternally we will possess a being that is one with the Essential Life. In simple terms we will become a part of God.
The Divine Fire of God which is His Essential Being, His love, His creative power, is not like earthly fire in that it is only at a distance it burns and the further we are from Him the worse it burns.
All that is not God is death.
There are those who would rather receive salvation from God than for God to be their salvation.
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