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Can A Leopard Change Its Spots?


Before I get started, I want to say this will be my last political post at least until after the primaries are over. There are many other worthwhile topics to discuss. Though maybe none more pressing.

And while I know there are many brothers and sisters in Christ who don’t agree with me, I feel compelled to speak this once more. Call it a warning, or, if you’d like, the ravings of a misinformed, out of touch, Christian who loves his God and his country.

Your choice.

I’m a little dismayed, I think. I really try hard not to take politics too seriously, but this year is different; for me, anyway.

I listen carefully to the candidates and all their selling points, plus all the wonderful things they have to say about their opponents; the other Republican candidates. The ones supposedly from the same party.

And I cannot figure out why there are so many people who say they believe in God the same as I do, who keep pulling the lever for Mr. Trump.

Here are some of the reasons my friends and fellow evangelicals give for riding the Trump bandwagon.

1. He’s not a politician. But that’s not true. He’s involved in politics, he just hasn’t been elected. Nor is it the first time he’s played the game. It’s just the first time he’s played this long.

2. He’s expressing the views of the majority of Americans. Is he? And, if so, does that mean he’s right?

3. He has a lot of great ideas; ideas which will make this country great again. Wonderful. But has he explained HOW he’s going to implement any of the wonderful changes? I don’t believe so.

4. He’s passionate about this country. I can’t tell what’s in a person’s heart, and neither can you. But it is possible to review how he’s acted in the past (when he wasn’t running for office).

5. He’s better than Hillary or Bernie. Is he? How do we know? Some answer my question with “He’s a Republican, isn’t he?”, to which I must reply, “That’s what he says.”

 

But like the prophet Jeremiah wrote, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then also you can do good who are accustomed to do evil” (Jeremiah 13:23 ESV).

 

The obvious answer to the prophet’s question is no.

People tell me, “But with God, all things are possible.” Yes, amen. WITH GOD, all things are possible. WITH GOD, the dead become alive, the old is made new, and the reprobate becomes a child of God.

WITH GOD, it would even be possible for a leopard to change its spots. 

But if a person is so bent on living their life WITHOUT GOD, how much credence should we give their words when they try to sell us on ideas that are completely opposite of their pre campaign position?

And when the very words of the man in question declare emphatically that he likes “to be good. I don’t like to have to ask for forgiveness. And I am good. I don’t do a lot of things that are bad. I try to do nothing that is bad.” What are we really to believe?

Just how much change can we expect from him? Enough to trust he’ll do what the campaigning Trump said, or what the old Trump said?

6. We’re not voting on a pastor. That’s the one I really love. Character, morality, ethics, none of that matter because we’re not voting for a chaplain.

Really? Maybe I’m slow, so please help me understand. WHY isn’t character important? 

It’s been a number of years, but I can remember one candidate getting knocked out of the race because of his moral flaws. Does anyone remember the names Gary Hart and Donna Rice?

It meant something then. Were we wrong then? Or have we, in the name of tolerance, compromised OUR morals?

So why is character important? Because the President of the United States should be aboveboard, trustworthy, and not some proverbial joke to the rest of the world.

 

The thing that made this nation great cannot be found in Mr. Trump.

 

You see, it wasn’t gall, ego, temper tantrums, vulgarity, grand oration, or even the ability to make awesome deals that made America great.

It was people with a dream AND character. It was people with trust in and submission to God’s laws that gave this nation a chance to succeed.

I suppose I could be wrong. I reckon it just may be God’s will for Trump to win the Republican nomination. It could be.

Or it could be that America has become so spoiled and self centered God isn’t going to care either way. 

And why not? Israel finally got their way. They finally got a great man for a king.

King Saul.

Things didn’t turn out so well, but God’s people got what they wanted.

Just don’t start whining if you get the one you just had to have, only to find out the leopard’s spots are still the same.

It’ll be too late, then.

Safe Christianity 

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Believe it or not, I really do enjoy messing with people and their religious minds. Not because I want people to hate me, or call me a jerk or an idiot.

Nor is it because I feel I have all of the answers to the Church’s problems.

One of my favorite verses explains why I write the way I do:

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works…” (Hebrews 10:24 ESV)

Stir up one another to love and good works… Yep, that’s what I’m trying to do.

Okay. With that out of the way, I’ll move on to today’s topic.

In my opinion, the number one problem in this nation’s Christian population is something I call “Safe Christianity”.

What do I mean?

Safe Christianity is a form of political correctness, only from the church’s vantage point.

A few examples:

1. Because people aren’t comfortable addressing such topics as pornography and other sexual sins, it’s a huge problem in the church.

Paul and other New Testament writers talked about it. We should as well.

2. Because many have bought into satan’s lie regarding money, wealth and possessions, some ministers are afraid to say much about money for fear they’ll be labeled as either one of those money grabbing “prosperity preachers”, or they’ll offend the flock and lose some donations.

Again, Jesus, Peter, and Paul all discussed money and giving.

Safe Christianity robs not only the church, but also those the church has been commissioned to reach.

3. Because we have defined “let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40) to mean “that which we can understand, control, tolerate, be comfortable with, and doesn’t make us look foolish”, we have lost the “suddenly” of God; the spontaneity of true spirit led worship.

Many have come to participate in Christian Thinking, rather than living a life of God pleasing faith. They can recite the creeds, the doctrines, and have all the correct answers to questions no one is asking. 

Safe Christianity never needs to be concerned with wild fire.

4. Because church leaders have been so concerned about keeping their non-profit status, they are afraid to declare the word of the Lord.

Safe Christianity doesn’t agree with John the Baptist’s style of ministry. In fact, Safe Christianity doesn’t see eye to eye with any of the New Testament writers. 

Safe Christianity is an enemy to New Testament Christianity. Safe Christianity will never win the world, or even a portion of it, to Jesus.

Oh sure, Safe Christianity will feed the poor and the homeless, build hospitals in third world countries, and embrace diversity with many hugs and kisses. 

Which is all fine and dandy.

But if the Church, the one and only Body of Christ, is going to truly fulfill its mission of going and making disciples of Jesus, we’re going to need the real deal.

Not Safe Christianity.

Real Christianity is not safe!

“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…” (2 Timothy 3:12 ESV)

No Longer A Christian Nation 

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I’d like to go on record as saying there’s at least one thing President Obama and I agree on. 

We are no longer a Christian Nation. 

Actually, he said, “We are no longer a Christian Nation; at least, not just…” 

Here’s more to his June 28, 2006 quote:

“Given the increasing diversity of America’s population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation; at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”

Gasp!

He said that? What an evil man! How DARE he say that! Why, he’s attempting to pull us away from our Judeo-Christian heritage! Who does he think he is?!

On and on whiners whine, complainers complain, ad nauseam…

Did you ever stop to ask yourself whose idea it was for this nation to be a Christian Nation anyway?

May I remind you that it wasn’t God’s idea?

Oh, sure. There are godly principles we all should live by, and His word is a great template to use in forming a new government. For in the bible are instructions on how to live as a society, and within a society.

However, it’s an error to believe God intended for the U.S., or ANY nation, to be a Christian Nation.

It just isn’t so. 

If it was, wouldn’t you think He would have intimated it somewhere in His book?

Instead, we find things such as:

Strangers and Pilgrims

“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” (Hebrews 11:13 NKJV)

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;” (1 Peter 2:11 KJV)

Citizens with the Saints

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners (to God) but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19 NKJV)

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20 NKJV)

Now I’m just about as patriotic as the next guy. I spent four years in the U.S. Army, and am proud to have done it.

There’s no other nation on earth where I’d rather live.

And while I would just as soon see the former morals be upheld by our society, I’m not going to be surprised when they don’t.

Why?

Because I’m only passing through.

I’ve chosen to live for Jesus, and He’s promised that where He is, that’s where I’ll be.

Jesus isn’t an American citizen.

This earth is only temporal. My body is merely temporary housing.

No, this isn’t a Christian Nation. Yes, there were many God fearing men who helped establish the laws used to govern this great land.

Yes, as a follower of Jesus Christ I’m supposed to share my faith and His gospel, and make disciples everywhere I go. But, no, I’m not going to try and make this a Christian Nation.

Whether you’re a fan of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, or any else who’s an “authority” on every single subject; don’t get so upset when they say things that are not in line with God’s word.

Don’t get all bent out of shape when a politician says something, or a gun toting, flag waving, Glenn Beck wannabe touts their opinion.

You see, there’s a higher, more permanent calling on which to focus.

The eternal kingdom of Heaven.

And that’s where our allegiance really should stand, if we claim to be a Christian.

So don’t be misled; we are no longer a Christian Nation.

Sexy Christians

 

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I am going to write some things I believe are from the Lord, but I don’t figure will make me too popular.

There are so many verses in the New Testament dealing with the subject of sexual purity, yet the problem persists.

Problem? What problem?

Sexy Christians.

Fornication. Cohabitation. Sex outside of marriage.

Have you noticed how sexual sins are as common among professing Christians as those who don’t claim any faith?

Pornography, masturbation, strip clubs, and the like are “frowned upon” by the brethren, in an “I’m not so sure if you should be acting like that” kind of way.

We say we should be, “standing up for the Word of God”, but will watch hour after hour of television shows glamorizing sexual sin.

And how many movies will we allow ourselves to be entertained by that feed the sexual side of our carnal nature?

“I’m an adult; I can handle it.”

I guess you know more than God. (Sarcasm intended)

But what does the Bible say?

“When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin. But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that.” (1 Corinthians 5:9-10 NLT)

Maybe one reason there’s such a widespread problem is because we aren’t taking the Bible seriously. 

If we believe the Bible is God’s word, that it’s true concerning salvation, forgiveness, heaven and hell, what do we do with the following verses?

“And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.” (Jude 1:7 NLT)

“So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.” (Colossians 3:5 NLT)

“God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor – not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways. Never harm or cheat a Christian brother in this matter by violating his wife, for the Lord avenges all such sins, as we have solemnly warned you before. God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives. Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 NLT)

“When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21 NLT)

These are just a few of the many verses written to CHRISTIANS. Including those who think of themselves as sexy Christians.

Sure, it’s important to love one another, and help restore one another. No one’s perfect, after all!

But there’s something about sexual sin that eats away at the very core of our spirit, if we don’t take it seriously. 

See what Paul wrote:

“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NLT)

Over and over the word “fornication” is used in the New Testament. It is translated from the Greek word “porneia”. Look familiar? Looks a lot like “pornography”, doesn’t it?

In the book of Revelation (chapters 2 and 3) Jesus mentioned to several churches their need to repent of teaching people to commit sexual sins. They had, as a deadly doctrine, a teaching that encouraged people to commit sexual sins – fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, adultery, and whatever else their little hearts desired. 

Pergamum, Thyatira, and Laodicea were the cities whose churches were rebuked by Jesus. Laodicea wasn’t necessarily teaching people to commit sexual sins; no, they just tolerated anything and everything. “It’s all okay. We have the favor of God, because we’re saved. We love God, and He loves us, so everything is cool.”

Not cool!

By not telling the truth about sexual sins, we are telling people that it’s okay to live like the devil and his host.

“But we’re no longer under law, we’re under grace.”

Grace is God’s way of saying, “I will help you do the right thing.” Grace is never a cover up for sin.

In fact, the only way to cover sin is the blood of Jesus. But it doesn’t cover it up. It removes it completely!

What does God want us to do about sexual sin in the church? Expose it and either help those involved toward repentance and restoration, or help them out the door. 

What?! It’s what Paul said, though he said it quite a bit stronger:

“Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit. And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on this man in the name of the Lord Jesus. You must call a meeting of the church. I will be present with you in spirit, and so will the power of our Lord Jesus. Then you must throw this man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed and he himself will be saved on the day the Lord returns.” (1 Corinthians 5:3-5 NLT)

Love and patience does not give a silent nod of approval where sexual sins are involved. Not where the purity of God’s Body is concerned.

God’s Body, the Body of Christ, the Temple of the Holy Spirit, the Dwelling Place for the Glory of God.

If we’re going to preach the gospel, God’s Good News, let’s preach this part, as well: the gospel is the power of God unto salvation and deliverance. Everyone is changed when they come into contact with the Living, Pure, Fountain of Life; Jesus.

Are you a Christian? Are you involved in any kind of sexual sin? You have one course of action, according to the Word of God. 

Get out of it. Get away from it. Get it away from you. Flee fornication!

God did not send His Son just so you and I could be sexy Christians.

Call Me An Alien

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Call me an Alien.

Alien: not familiar or like other things you have known
: different from what you are used to
: from another country
: too different from something to be acceptable or suitable

Yes, indeed. I am an alien.

No, not the Roswell, New Mexico, Area 51 version of alien. Nor the kind that you’d see on the old Quinn Martin show, “The Invaders.” My pinkie finger is not deformed, and I have never seen the inside of a glowing spaceship.

I did see one back in 1972 flying over the Colorado Springs area…

Aliens speak a different language, and the source of their intelligence is not of this world.

Aliens don’t worry about the future, nor the past.

Aliens have a power source that would make Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon green with envy.

They have such wisdom and knowledge available even Mr. Spock can’t compete.

I wasn’t always an alien. It happened in August of 1975, just before my 21st birthday. I was changed into someone from another world. I can’t tell you exactly how it happened. I mean, I didn’t step into a flying saucer or time machine.

Actually, I was inside some kind of vehicle. It was long and sort of cylindrical; gray, noisy, and stinky. A uniformed person was operating the machine like a real pro.

A real, live, professional Greyhound Bus driver.

And right there on that bus, while traveling from Columbus, Ohio to Louisville, Kentucky, I was changed into an alien.

Those around me didn’t notice the change immediately. But aliens can’t hide forever. Eventually the truth must come out.

And one needn’t be an architect named David Vincent to spot them.

Aliens don’t belong on this planet. They’re only here for a visit, and a mission.

Yes, the truth is, I am an alien.

Are you? If so, are you acting like one?

“But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.

“Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.” (1 Peter 2:9-11 NASB)

The Idiom Is True

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There’s an old idiom which goes like this: “it takes all kinds to make the world go around”.

I guess it’s referring to diversity.

So the world goes around because it’s home for people of all colors, shapes, and sizes.

But are there more categories? How many kinds of people are there; you know, the ones that make the world go around?

Do rich people have any connection to the world’s movement? Do those with less money cause the world to speed up or slow down?

How important is it to have both liberals and conservatives on the same planet? One would think the two opposing ideologies would cancel each other out, leaving the world with no propellant, no way to get itself in gear.

And really, must the world keep turning? As a kid I heard the earth’s gravity depends largely on its rotation. Of course, I could’ve missed something along the way.

What about people we don’t like? How vital is their role?

I wonder if it’s possible to somehow dump the people we don’t care for over the side of the world. But if they are important to the world’s rotation I’d really hate to mess with it.

Now for the big question. Scripture teaches that one of these days the Christians, those who are followers of Christ, will no longer be residents of this world. So how will our leaving affect those who remain?

Though I’m not sure of the specifics, that is the one group whose departure will make a gigantic impact on how the world continues to go around. Because after the group as been shuttled off to another world it will take less than seven years for this world to fall completely into ruins.

I believe it will simply grind to a complete stop.

Even if the world lost all of its white or black, skinny or fat, rich or poor, tall or short population, it would continue to spin. But pull the Christ followers out…

I guess the idiom is true.

The Problem With Labeling

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When’s the last time you went to the grocery store to buy some hamburger? Just recently?

Every so often I’ll run an errand for my wife, which will include a stop at our local, employee owned, Hy Vee Food store.

With list in hand, I’ll wander the aisles looking to complete my task in record time. Milk, eggs, ice cream; no problem. I know what to buy, how to checks the eggs, so not a big deal.

However, as I look at the hamburger section of the cooler, my mind spins as it takes in row after row of packaged red meat all looking like hamburger. Throw in a little ground round, ground sirloin, and ground chuck and my mind begins to feel as though it has been shrink wrapped just a little too tight.

Why? Well, in my mind hamburger is hamburger. To me, one generic label with “hamburger” written on it should suffice. But no, someone had to decide to make it complicated. 93% lean, 90% lean, 80% lean. Apparently all hamburger isn’t the same. So, to help the customer identify the different varieties, the meat is tagged with specific labels by the person who prepared it.

Even though we understand we must not jump to conclusions while grocery shopping, we are inclined to leap to unfounded assumptions with the smallest amount of provocation where plain, ordinary people are concerned.

For instance; if I let people know I’m a Christian, some will automatically assume the following is true of me:

A conservative, republican, gun toter, gay basher, Hollywood hater, hymn singer, home schooler, bible thumper, narrow minded, non thinker who loves to ruin the environment by drilling for oil, stripping the earth of its resources, and polluting the water and air. According to their “label”, I drive big SUV while listening to Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and everyone’s favorite, Michael Salvage.

They assume I hate Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, and big government. I worship on Sundays in my church, but Monday through Saturday have my “devotions” while tuned into Fox News.

People can understand why all hamburger isn’t equal, but fail to use the same logic where people are concerned.

Of course, people who’ve been identified by their Christian label can be just as ignorant as anyone else. I’ve been guilty of viewing “liberals” in such a way.

“Liberal”, to many Christians or conservatives (it IS possible to be a conservative without being a Christian), means a person who’s a gun hater, Bush hater, tree hugger, abortion lover, Obama worshipper, evolution believer, Prius driver, rainbow painter, NPR donor, deep thinker, with a humanistic world view. Nothing sacred is sacred to these people. They attempt to disassociate themselves and the whole human race from anything and everything that even hints to be religious. They are direct descendants of Nimrod, and only go to church on Christmas and Easter.

And, for a fact, there is no such thing as a Christian liberal, or a liberal who’s saved. Every liberal is a democrat, and vice versa.

Really? Since when?

I believe it’s foolish to act that way or to think so small.

Yes, there are some absolutes when defining a Christian or a “non” Christian.

An example: “Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” (1 John 2:4-6 ESV)

In another part of the bible Jesus said, “By their fruit you shall know them.”

The other day I made a comment about guns. Some people acted as though I had just committed the unpardonable sin. Not everyone. There were some well thought out comments, respectfully submitted. I always appreciate good, thought provoking discussion. But to some, it was like I had just announced I was the antichrist.

So I did some thinking. It led to me to ask myself, “how often to I automatically put a “one tag fits all” on someone”? Once a day? More? Less?

I really would like for people to embrace my beliefs, because I know they’re right. Egotistical? No. It’s just me. And, chances are, you’re the same way.

And other people, just like you and I are passionate about their beliefs.

In many cases, our differences, though big, aren’t that important. But if we’re ever going to get an opportunity to share with others what we believe is the foundation of our life, we’d better learn how to accept people as individuals.

Don’t just simply look at their surroundings from afar and determine they’re all just hamburger. Get a little closer and see what they really are.

Hamburger isn’t necessarily just hamburger.

And people are much more than any label WE may place on them.

Just call me ground round.

Why Zombies?

zombies aheadZombies. Not much to look at, hard to converse with, and their stink is worse than their looks!

Oh, and a word of advice: NEVER trust one. They have nothing to lose if caught in a lie.

The walking dead. Who would have thought it? And why the fascination? Is it because people relate to the walking dead? Do they actually believe someone could be resurrected?

I’m amazed at how many movies, TV programs, etc, are centered on the dark, demonic, pagan practice of voodoo and zombies. Those who “practice” voodoo believe a supernatural power can enter into a dead body and reanimate it. But stop and think about it for a second. What kind of supernatural power would enter into a dead body and keep it looking dead?

Not the kind of power I want anything to do with!

And why do zombies walk around like they have some sort of crippling arthritis? Stiff legged, hands out in front of them like the stereotypical sleep walker, eyes staring straight ahead; really now, how comfortable could that be?

Again, that kind of power I can do without!

Why do they seem to want to hurt people who are living? A personal vendetta, or are they simply motivated by the “power within”?

Folks, I believe there is a power that resurrects dead bodies, and spirits, but doesn’t leave them looking or acting dead. They don’t walk around scaring the daylights out of people. I’m referring to the power of the Living God! The One Who raised Lazarus from the dead, and Jesus from the tomb! The power that took someone dead in sin (me) and raised him to new life!

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:1-10 NKJV

I don’t think I walked like a zombie before new life entered my spirit, but I was certainly like one on the inside. Ugly, vulgar, and smelly; that’s how my spirit was.

But God breathed into my spirit His breath of life when I turned from MY ways, received His forgiveness, and confessed Him as the Lord of my life. Here’s what the scripture says happened to me:

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” John 5:24 NKJV

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,” Colossians 1:13 NKJV

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” NKJV

Yep, I once was dead but now I’m alive. And so is EVERYONE who names Jesus as the Lord of their life!

Oh, just one more thing to mention to you Christians. Don’t you think it would be important for us to walk like we’re alive, and not dead? Look like it, talk like it, and yes, even smell like it? Wouldn’t it be great if we walked around not trying to hurt people, but actually help them? Greater is the power in us, than the “power” that makes dead people walk, while still dead.

Zombies are weird! But what is weirder is people who have been raised to new life act like they’re still dead!

Come on, people, look alive!

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