Thursday, May 17, 2007

Don't fool yourself

J.D. Hatfield reflects on Rom. 2:23, obedience, and hypocrisy. Paul's words to the Romans, J.D. points out, are more than simply advice to live more morally:
Now the answer is not to stop preaching against stealing, lying, hypocrisy and sin, just because we have done it or are doing it. The idea is to preach against it but also to preach Christ as the answer to it. Why do we still preach against the very things we have been guilty of? Why, because God wants us to that’s why. Because these things are wrong that’s why. Because we all need help and we need to know that we can’t make it without Christ, that’s why. Because we should be reminded that these things are not in the character of God, not in the will of God, and not what God wants for us and that we should be ridding ourselves of these things, that’s why.
It's interesting and worthwhile reading.

4 Comments:

Blogger Even So... said...

Thanks again...

9:06 AM, May 17, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You're quite welcome. And thank you for the original article.

1:10 PM, May 17, 2007  
Blogger Trx said...

Never stop trying to be good... never stop helping others to be good... that is the way to be happy... that is the way to be with God.

Thanks for the comment. I'm actually working now and saving money. I'll get my Master's Degree after 2 years. :) Hope, you're doing fine too.

11:00 PM, May 17, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for keeping in touch, Trx. Glad to hear you're doing well.

I'll be starting work with a new congregation July 1. It will be good to be able to save a little money here, too.

Peace.

6:33 AM, May 18, 2007  

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