Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Reality Check

If you've been a Christian for several years and

1. You only occasionally attend church

2. You barely read your bible

3. You only occasionally pray

4. You have no passion for the things God cares about

Your lying to yourself if you really think you're a Christian.

The man who is born-again, is a new creation, the old has passed away and all things have become new. God is at work in such a one renewing him in the likeness of the Son, in true righteousness and holiness.

If you are not passionate in loving the righteousness which God loves and hating the wickedness which God hates, then your claim to be a Christian is flat out fraudulent. You are insulting God by claiming that He did a work of grace in you and then left you to live for the world and wallow carnality.

The born-again man is one whose life is a constant war as the spirit and the flesh stand in continual enmity to one another.

The one at work in the born-again man causes him to walk according to the spirit and not according to the flesh. Yes, we will never have, this side of heaven, a righteousness of our own by which to stand before God, but we who wear the righteousness of Christ are granted daily greater and greater victory, even as God reveals to us in greater measure our wretchedness.

There is no such thing as born-again person who is indifferent to the things of God.

 --Justin Hoeke, Pastor,
 Lake Shastina Community Bible Church,
Weed, CA

1 comment:

nashvillecats2 said...

Every word you wrote is so very true Gregg.
Well written.