Thursday, January 3, 2019

Christ's Security

People ought to pursue their destiny in Christ.  As the descendants of Abraham we’re faithful witnesses of the Christian faith, walking in enthusiasm, joy, and power.  By interacting with fellow citizens we become like flaming torches.  Albert Schweitzer (18751965), a German, later French theologian, and philosopher wrote, “At times our light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”  With these gifts we’ll be sharing the good news, although at times we’re surely tested.  Our lights may appear as if they will be extinguished, but we’re rekindled with renewed perseverance. 

The Divine

Christians are saved through God's grace.  Our faults are forgiven after we ask our loving God for forgiveness.  Through this faith we learn to profess our holiness.  It’s God who entrusts us with beliefs by which we’re able to perform unbelievable acts.  Such was Mary, the Mother of God, and Queen of the Universe, who was a woman of extraordinary faith.  For when the angel Gabriel appeared unto her, and announced she would give birth of a son Jesus, she willingly accepted this decree. 

Joseph Smith, Jr. (18051844), a founder of Mormonism, and the Latter Day Saints Movement said, “The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.”  It’s through prayer the Holy Spirit does his work within, around, and through us. 

Our Thinking

Most Christians work at dispelling negative thinking.  Believers repent, and aren’t stubborn in returning to the Lord.  Many work for social justice, and perform spiritual tasks with deep faith.  This is how they keep walking in holiness.  Marcus Aurelius (121180 AD), a Roman Emperor, who was considered to be good said, “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”  Aurelius might be referring to our consciences that nag us concerning doing what’s right.  

By having faith we’ll not fall short of the glory of God.  The evil ordained in corporate life will dissipate, and we’ll be effectively able to counter ignorance.  In doing so, Christians won’t be blinded by sin.  Carl Jung (18751961), a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist wrote, “Our blight is ideologies – they are the long-expected Antichrist.”  People should refuse to place their faith in worldly ideologies.  Such notions are for living a secular lifestyle.  So make your journey on earth while being in Christ’s faith, because he alone is our security.       

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