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    Question If you were on trial for being a Christian.............

    .....would there be enough evidence to convict you?? I've heard this asked many times through the years but when you ponder the question; what do we really think when it comes down to our own daily personal lives??

    Really. I mean in our daily lives as we live "in the world" but TRY not to be "of it" would we have enough evidence that is visible to others to be convicted as being truly Christians?? And I'm not talking about being religious and hammering a bunch of rules and regulations at people but showing true Christianity in our daily lives? How many times do we do what the Word says:

    James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

    When’s the last time you helped a widow, orphan or single parent as far as that goes.

    Or what about having “The Fruit of the Spirit”??

    Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

    Or how about instead they see more of these in our lives:

    Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries

    How often do we really do self inventories of or Christian walks with the Lord and really work on the areas that need worked on??

    I’m just wondering and pondering life and was interested in what you guys think.

    Sandy
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    Rocky; “it ain't how hard you hit; IT'S ABOUT HOW HARD YOU CAN GET HIT and KEEP moving FORWARD. HOW MUCH YOU CAN TAKE, and KEEP moving FORWARD. That's HOW winning IS done. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her,or anybody. COWARDS DO THAT and that ain't you. You're better than that!
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1tXhJniSEc"]YouTube - ROCKY BALBOA: IT AIN´T ABOUT HOW HARD YOU HIT ...[/ame]

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    That was a great post Sandy. Good things to think about.

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    If you were on trial for being a Christian.............
    .....would there be enough evidence to convict you??
    probably not

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    Do I get to hand pick the jury?? Please???

    Yes, I am ignoring you...




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    Good post, but I wouldn't want a lot of people on this board to be an advocate on my behalf, Being that I don't acquiesce to all their man-made rules.

    Thanks for the reminder on the true measurement.


    31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

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    Interesting....sins of the heart, sins of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit.

    Quote Originally Posted by christian1159 View Post
    .....would there be enough evidence to convict you?? I've heard this asked many times through the years but when you ponder the question; what do we really think when it comes down to our own daily personal lives??

    Really. I mean in our daily lives as we live "in the world" but TRY not to be "of it" would we have enough evidence that is visible to others to be convicted as being truly Christians?? And I'm not talking about being religious and hammering a bunch of rules and regulations at people but showing true Christianity in our daily lives? How many times so we do what the Word says:

    James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

    When’s the last time you helped a widow, orphan or single parent as far as that goes.

    Or what about having “The Fruit of the Spirit”??

    Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

    Or how about instead they see more of these in our lives:

    Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries

    How often do we really do self inventories of or Christian walks with the Lord and really work on the areas that need worked on??

    I’m just wondering and pondering life and was interested in what you guys think.

    Sandy

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    No, they'd never catch me alive.
    Life is hard, it is harder if you are stupid.

    "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrillBill View Post
    No, they'd never catch me alive.
    The Lord will!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by christian1159; 03-03-2007 at 02:01 AM. Reason: add sad face
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    Rocky; “it ain't how hard you hit; IT'S ABOUT HOW HARD YOU CAN GET HIT and KEEP moving FORWARD. HOW MUCH YOU CAN TAKE, and KEEP moving FORWARD. That's HOW winning IS done. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her,or anybody. COWARDS DO THAT and that ain't you. You're better than that!
    ..

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1tXhJniSEc"]YouTube - ROCKY BALBOA: IT AIN´T ABOUT HOW HARD YOU HIT ...[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by christian1159 View Post
    .....would there be enough evidence to convict you?? I've heard this asked many times through the years but when you ponder the question; what do we really think when it comes down to our own daily personal lives??

    Really. I mean in our daily lives as we live "in the world" but TRY not to be "of it" would we have enough evidence that is visible to others to be convicted as being truly Christians?? And I'm not talking about being religious and hammering a bunch of rules and regulations at people but showing true Christianity in our daily lives? How many times do we do what the Word says:

    James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

    When’s the last time you helped a widow, orphan or single parent as far as that goes.

    Or what about having “The Fruit of the Spirit”??

    Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

    Or how about instead they see more of these in our lives:

    Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries

    How often do we really do self inventories of or Christian walks with the Lord and really work on the areas that need worked on??

    I’m just wondering and pondering life and was interested in what you guys think.

    Sandy
    Now I'm no saint but I've noticed since allowing Yeshua to work through me and turning to Torah more and more. The positive qualities you listed have entered my life in much more abundance and how the negative qualities that I am subject to, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambition, hatred, lewdness (I had a mouth that would make a sailor blush and call his mother) are fewer and fewer in numbers.

    While I will never be perfect nor do I wish to think myself that way. I find the more we embrace what is written in the Bible, and not that which is written by man, we become more and more Christ like every day.

    Adding:

    The whole helping a widow, orphan doing good works for your fellow man. If you don't do that, and you claim to walk with Yeshua...you really REALLY need to look deep into yourself and find out WHY you aren't.
    Last edited by MaryKay; 03-03-2007 at 03:42 AM.
    Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [days]:

 

 
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