The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:43-47

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

God Of Wrath, God of Love

Romans 1:18-21
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

1 John 1:5-7
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies all sin.

Being in a human state sin is pervasive to our being, it is inescapable, we have no way to achieve Godliness but through God. We must always give praise and thanks giving for though God is a God of wrath as mr, crowder says he is also a God of love, and while our sins condemn us his grace brings hope. It is our objective to be in the light, and this is only possible through Christ, now all of this is obvious to most of the people who read this my embellishment is of little importance but it has recently occured to me that i have made a grave error in my judgement, personally foul language doesn't bother me much because foul language is a human societal construct for the most part, and thus i have been unworried about the use of such language on some occasions, however, I forgot that to some i may represent God and as a Christian in the understanding of many that isn't something that Christians do and so i now understand that this is a habit that i must put to an end.

Romans 8:1-2
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

This is a passage i've used before (i like it) but it is always appropriate while our sins condemn us as preivously stated, Jesus came and provide us with GRACE bringing us into the light so that we may glorify God in our daily lives. Witnessing isn't going to be an something we do for the first time this year but rather we are merely adding another element to our lives. a more direct witnessing element. it is through our actions that we must witness first.

Jordan C

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At 2/28/2005 7:32 PM, Blogger livetoshine said...

Some of the stuff you were saying reminded me of a quote the speaker at crusade used a few weeks back which was "you may be the only bible someone sees" you said witnessing is nothing new, in and of itself, its something that we are doing everyday and thus we must make sure that we are living the most upright lives that we are, because how we act and carry ourselves may be the only brush with christianity that someone has.


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