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What They Think We Are

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What They Think We Are

You can have anything you want in this world; all you need to do is be willing to pay the price for it. Can’t afford it, steal it, if no one catches you, it’s yours. If they do, pay the fine, do the time, and try harder next time. Everything is available, all the time, all you have to do is go and get it.

This is the way the world thinks, whether you want to believe it or not, if you are not home, what’s in your house is theirs. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9) Man did not change after the flood, I am fairly sure that you can see this, his own purpose in life is himself, and if you want this world, you must go and get it. Not to many Christians I have met over the years believe these words, for some unknown reason they tend to think that most people are good at heart, that it is their nature to be compassionate, caring, and even loving.

Now remember, I am speaking about those in the world yet, the ones that the Scriptures call wicked, the ones that the wrath of God abides on, (John 3:36) the fools in the Scriptures. It is not that all these heathens out there are continuously attempting to make it to the top of the pile, so to speak, but they will, when the opportunity presents itself, not hinder themselves from taking an extra piece of the pie, that is, as long as no one is looking.

Getting caught means absolutely nothing when these individuals reach a certain point on the ladder of worldly success, money is a great persuader, and you will find few people on this planet who are in positions of power who do not have quite a bit of it. The laws of man that the “morally correct” in this world endeavor to apply themselves to mean absolutely nothing to certain individuals, it matters not if they have a “born to lose” tattoo and steal from convenience stores to supply their habit, or if they are the heads of large corporations or even nations, they want the world and everything in it all the time.

All who are not saved by the grace of God will enter hell, whether they are these individuals or the nice grandmother down the street from you, man’s moral constructs mean nothing to the Almighty, his wisdom is foolishness, (1 Cor. 3:19) and all his works, whether they are done for selfish ambition or for a church or religious organization, are as filthy rages. (Isaiah 64:6) The lost see us as different, and I really hope that what they see in you is not the exact opposite of what they are, but Christ. And not just because you follow the Ten Commandments, we are under grace, not the law, and not because you just shower love on everyone that you meet, you are commanded to be angry and not sin, (Eph. 4:26) and not because you never judge anyone, if you are not using the Word of God to judge others actions and words, than you are not being Christlike.

It is because we love them, everyone of those “if they die in their sins today,” heathen, God-hating fools, we love them because Christ loves them, because we know their end if they do not repent. Too many Christians have far too much difficulty discerning between being nice and loving their neighbor, (Mark 12:31) too many do not understand that we are to hate sin, (Prov. 8:13) we are to stand for Christ against ungodly men, we are not to be in love with any part of this world. (1 John 2:15)

The “never offend” Christian has pretty much taken over the ideology of what the world thinks a follower of Christ is to be, the “Thus saith the Lord” believer is all but gone, but there are still a few. These are they that know what the love of Christ means, and they are no more afraid to tell the lost about that love than they are to inform them of where they will spend eternity if they do not accept Christ as Lord. Have you met any of them lately? Or better yet, does one look back at you each time you see a mirror.

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