April 23, 2008

Do Not Be Conformed to This World!

by @ 9:50 am. Filed under The Truth Shall Set you Free!

The Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY hope anyone has for salvation. We who believe on Him, that He is the Son of God, died for sin and rose again. We who claim the Holy Spirit indwells us, as our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. We have to always strive against flesh and should continue that fight till God takes us home with Him and removes this flesh from us, to grant us new and perfect bodies.

God has instructed us as follows, using an apostle named Paul to convey the message in scripture.

Galatians 5:16-26 (New American Standard Bible)

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.

19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,

20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,

21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

The following video shows some things we want to avoid.

Can You Name Three Secular Songs That Promote Purity?

Usually I put the video first, but this time I felt it best to give you some solid scripture first 😉 .

But wait, there’s more!

Romans 12:1-2 (New American Standard Bible)

1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Onward Christian soldiers, keep up the fight against the flesh! And when you click that link, notice how that song was NOT created with any desire to profit from it. Think of how it contrasts with what was mentioned in the video.

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