Tuesday, July 10, 2012

In the World

I think "being in the world but not of the world" has more to do with how we treat people not issues of personal purity which most seem to focus more on today than actual relationships. Love does no harm to a neighbor. If the entertainment I intake doesn't harm my neighbor then there probably isn't a problem with it.

Sadly Christians are very afraid of sin because they think & live as if it is more powerful than Christ in them. It is not in the slightest. Satan's only attack is trying to get you to believe lies. Christians are in far more danger of Satan's attacks from the falsehoods spread at most pulpits than they are with secular entertainment. A lie about God is the most dangerous kind of lie & can make you miserable your entire life. Performance based religion that says Jesus didn't take care of our sin problem is the most worldly thing of all.

When we think we "step away from God" by our actions He is always right there. You can't "step away from God." Nothing you can do separates you from His love. Trust in that truth and your worries about "being taken away from Christ," "stepping away from God," "breaking fellowship with God" will fall off and you will get to bask in His true love that never lets you go. If you fall He goes down with you to help you back up.

Our faith is what overcomes the world (1 John 5:4). "Our faith" isn't our morality. Faith means you trust in God, in His love and goodness towards you. That faith is weakened or nullified when you believe His love and goodness have barriers. Christ removed all barriers at the cross. Fear not for He is with you.

1 comment:

  1. I agree more harm is done by the lies taught from pulpits that by secular entertainment. Much truth is taught by a lot of the secular "entertainment." I do believe we need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and not support things that do cause harm or pollute our minds, but some of the media commonly condemned by legalistic Christians is telling far more truth than the pap they commonly feed on, which doesn't challenge their hearts or minds at all.