With my whole heart have I sought thee:
O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee.
Open thou mine eyes,
that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge:
for I have believed thy commandments.
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
I have seen an end of all perfection:
but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
Thy word is true from the beginning:
and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Psalms 119:10, 11, 18, 66, 89, 96, 160
There are contentions on many issues pertaining to how a Christian should live his or her life and it is going to be that way till the end of time. Every child of God is at a different level of spiritual growth and given a different measure of faith and so mature Christians should be gracious to grant others the liberty to differ from their own practices as they understand God’s will from the words of God. However, there is always this tendency to become defensive when our practices are being challenged or seem not to be approved by certain men of stature or of important standing in the Christian community.
The Lord only gave Adam and Eve one commandment to keep as far as restriction is concerned and they could not keep it. Truly what makes us think that by enforcing certain man-made rules and regulations on fallen men, albeit saved by the precious blood of Christ, will make them behave? There is really no point in regulating the old nature which is corrupt and will not obey the commandments of God. It is only the words of the living God that can deal with anyone on any issue and on how a child of God should live to please the Savior.
The articles below are not written through the lens of one brought up in a Christian home and educated in a Christian education system and environment. Often times when standards of Biblical separation are not adopted from the heart, outward observance will only make a Pharisee out of a child of God living a most unnatural and miserable life. This is in no way to suggest that the author is giving license to a child of God to live as he or she pleases without fearful consequences. If anyone has any doubts on the author’s stance on living a life that displeases the Lord, he or she should obtain a copy of the author’s E-book “When Heaven Is Brass” to know that God is not mocked by His sinning child and terrible consequences will be there to greet such an erring one!
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