Sunday, May 17, 2015

God Thinking XCII - Question Of The Heart 7

"I believe that Jesus died on the cross, but I don’t see any need for all this Church stuff.  It’s boring and I don’t want to stop doing the things that I like to do.  Can’t I just believe and still live the way I want too?

How do you want it, watered down or straight up? 
Striaght up
If you aren’t liking Church, and you are bored now, you’re not going to like heaven either and you will be bored to death.

Everything about God has to do with interaction one to another with God leading us and guiding us.    

Organized Church isn’t perfect, but without the call to holiness in the lives of believers, without regular fellowship, without being called up to higher ground, without praise and worship, without Bible study, discipleship, baby dedications, funerals, baptisms, communion, corporal prayer - only your own you can become self-centered instead of Christ centered and you can become self-willed instead of God willed.

Of course you can live the way you want to, but if you have been born again, the Church is not your enemy, it becomes your best friend. 

The Bible says, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
 25.  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

You and those you worship with complement each other.  Your strengths and weaknesses are integrated together to make up the body of Christ.

It’s only a matter of time that you will stop doing the things that displease God.  Sooner is better, and that is why God put us together, to be there for each other, through thick and thin, in season and out of season, when we are poor and when we are rich.

You can believe and live any way you want to, but you cannot live with peace and joy and hope, without living for Christ.

Romans 1:18
18.  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"

Yes you can just believe the way you want to, your own self-created and personally managed form of Christianity, but do you really believe that is best?"

 Excerpt from God thinking XCII - Questions Of The Heart by Keith C.                                          Powell Copyright 2015

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