Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Thought of the Day !!

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.
                         Ephesians 4:1 (NLT)

Paul is literally begging here.  He could have suggested or told or even commanded, but instead he begged.  This is how important it is to him for us to understand this concept. 

We are called by the God of the universe.  Our first calling is into a relationship with Him through His Son Jesus.  When we accept this calling the Holy Spirit lives in us.  Think about it.  The God who understands every mathematical equation...the God who is more vast than every universe combined...the God who knows exactly how many pebbles of sand are on every beach...this God is also in you through the Holy Spirit.  No wonder Paul is begging.  He wants us to understand the magnitude of this calling so as not to take it for granted.  

How many of us at some time or another have taken our calling to have God live in us for granted?  I would guess we all have.  I know I have.  May we realize that He is with us, around us and in us at all times.  And may we live our lives worthy of that calling to be in a relationship with Him. 

In the love of Christ,



At 7/1/15, 1:30 PM, Blogger Steve Finnell said...

Original Sin: a depravity, or tendency to evil, held to be innate in humankind and transmitted from Adam to all humans in consequence of his sin. [Ref:Dictionary .com]

The doctrine of original sin is that all men inherited the guilt of Adam's sin and are sinners at birth.

It gives absurdity a bad name to suggest that all men are born with a sinful spiritual DNA, of which they inherited from Adam and are therefore guilty of sin at birth.

If men are born sinners, then they are born as fornicators, sodomites, drunkards, thieves, homosexuals, extortioners, murders, sorcerers, pedophiles and idolaters. Would God create men guilty of these sins, due to no fault of their own, and then condemn them to hell? If is not only irrational, but contrary to Scripture.

Men are guilty of sin because they sin. They are not guilty of sin because of Adam's sin.

Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the word, and death spread to all men, because all sinned---(NKJV)

Spiritual death spread to all men, BECAUSE ALL SINNED.
Physical death spread to all men because Adam sinned.

No one is guilty sin until they commit sin.

The unborn and small children are not capable of committing sin.

The doctrine of original sin is absurd, nonsensical, irrational, illogical, and most importantly contrary to the doctrine of God.

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