Tuesday, July 24, 2012

the only thing CHRISTianity exempts you from…

another fact about crises is they are impartial.  they happen to both good people and to bad people.  crises happen to believers as well as unbelievers. 

matthew 5.45 (niv), HE sends the rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  that means CHRISTians are not exempt. 

the only thing CHRISTianity exempts you from is hell.  you’re going to have the same problems everybody else does, you just have a different source of power to deal with them.  you will experience as a believer, defeats, depression, discouragements, disappointments, diseases.  the only thing CHRISTianity exempts you from is hell.  what GOD gives you is the power to overcome those problems. 

some people imply that if you get saved, if you give your life to CHRIST, you’ll never have any more problems.  that’s just not true.  you’re living proof of that!  so am i.  no matter how committed you are you’re going to have problems. 

so might say, “if you're in a crisis, you must have disobeyed GOD.”  that’s not necessarily true either.  it is true that a lot of problems we bring on ourselves when we disobey GOD.  but some problems come in spite of the fact that you’re doing the right thing.  JESUS told the disciples to get into the boat and they obeyed and they sailed right into a storm.  they were obedient and experienced a crisis.

just a thought from the front porch..

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