Come Alive Dry Bones

John 1:12-13 

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

 

Come Alive

Through the eyes of men it seems there’s so much we have lost
As we look down the road where all the prodigals have walked
One by one the enemy has whispered lies
And led them off as slaves
But we know that you are god yours is the victory
We know there is more to come
That we may not yet see
So with the faith you’ve given us
We’ll step into the valley unafraid, yeah
As we call out to dry bones come alive, come alive
We call out to dead hearts come alive, come alive
Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise
We call out to dry bones, come alive
God of endless mercy god of unrelenting love
Rescue every daughter bring us back the wayward son
And by your spirit breathe upon them show the world that you alone can save
You alone can save
As we call out to dry bones come alive, come alive
We call out to dead hearts come alive, come alive
Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise
We call out to dry bones come alive
So breathe, oh breath of god
Now breathe, oh breath of god
Breathe, oh breath of god now breathe
Breathe, oh breath of god
Now breathe, oh breath of god
Breathe, oh breath of god, now breathe
As we call out to dry bones come alive, come alive
We call out to dead hearts come alive, come alive
Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise
We call out to dry bones, come alive
We call out to dry bones, come alive
Oh come alive

Body of Christ

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The Church may be called the Body of Christ because of these facts:

1) Members of the Body of Christ are joined to Christ in salvation (Ephesians 4:15-16).

2) Members of the Body of Christ follow Christ as their Head (Ephesians 1:22-23).

3) Members of the Body of Christ are the physical representation of Christ in this world. The Church is the organism through which Christ manifests His life to the world today.

4) Members of the Body of Christ are indwelt by the Holy Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9).

5) Members of the Body of Christ possess a diversity of gifts suited to particular functions (1 Corinthians 12:4-31). “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ” (verse 12).

6) Members of the Body of Christ share a common bond with all other Christians, regardless of background, race, or ministry. “There should be no division in the body, but . . . its parts should have equal concern for each other” (1 Corinthians 12:25).

7) Members of the Body of Christ are secure in their salvation (John 10:28-30). For a Christian to lose his salvation, God would have to perform an “amputation” on the Body of Christ!

8) Members of the Body of Christ partake of Christ’s death and resurrection (Colossians 2:12).

9) Members of the Body of Christ share Christ’s inheritance (Romans 8:17).

10) Members of the Body of Christ receive the gift of Christ’s righteousness (Romans 5:17).



Father we praise and bless You for every member of Your Church family throughout the world, and for the diverse ways that You graciously use each one to fulfill the particular role that You have purposed for them – in Your wider plans and purposes.

Thank you that we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and Your own special possession. Thank You that we are stones being built up into a glorious dwelling-place – a Temple fit for our God – so that we may proclaim Your praises with our lips and in our lives. You have brought us out of darkness into Your wonderful light and we praise and bless you for your grace and mercy towards us and all people.

What a privileged people we are and how we bless and thank You for making us one with each other, and in union with Christ Jesus our Lord. Stir up in our hearts a desire to be in unity one with the other – under the banner of Christ our Head. Sanctify us with Your truth and keep us ever looking to Jesus, Who alone is the Way to God, the only Sacrifice for our sins and the only Mediator between man and God, Whom to know is life eternal and in Whose name we pray,

Amen

Love

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Heavenly Father, we only have to look to the church at Ephesus to see how easy it is for Christians, both individually and corporately, to leave our first love and to allow the love that we had for You and for others to wear thin and to grow cold. Father forgive us for the way that we have allowed this to happen throughout the whole Body of Christ, which has all too often become a place to criticize our brethren or slander others who do not think exactly as we do.

Revive us Lord and may the love that so permeated the early church, where we discover that Christians loved in thought word and deed – begin to spread once again throughout the Body of true believers. May we return to a time when love within the Church of God begins to shine forth – as we become salt and light to a needy world.

Forgive us Father that our love for You and the Lord Jesus has worn so thin and rekindle a fire of love that sweeps through the Church today so that in the essentials of our faith we may have unity, in the inessential things we may display liberty and in all areas of our Christian life may we demonstrate true godly love, in Jesus name we pray

Amen

I Pledge Allegiance…

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While the world is fighting over what “rightfully” belongs to them or attacking over points of view, religion, etc…even unto violence and death… I wanted to get further insight about what God’s Word says about where our true allegiance should be pledged. Although I am subject to authorities (Romans 13:1), neither my faith nor my ALLEGIANCE is placed in man nor country. I am thankful to be born in the US. I sincerely appreciate how truly blessed I am for the freedoms I am afforded. But that is as far as I am willing to take my appreciation. As it is said…. ALL pride at it’s foundation is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 1). For I am not of this world (John 17:6-24), I just live in it.


A Biblical View of Patriotism

So many people have great affection—even pride—for the place they live. Often, all other peoples and places are found lacking in comparison.

Others love their country, but have anxiety and fear about the direction they see their governments heading.

Finally, some have never had a sense of belonging, a sense of home. They feel disconnected from the people and places around them.

What does Scripture say about how we should feel and react to the land where God has put us?

All nations are set up by God for the purposes of God.

He makes nations great, and he destroys them; he enlarges nations, and leads them away. (Job 12:23)

While it can be a source of pride to live in a nation “by the people, for the people,” we must always remember that every country, nation, or government on earth is first and foremost by God and for God. He brings them into being, uses them for his divine plan, and then replaces them.

There are many examples of this in the Old Testament. God used Assyria to punish Israel for its disobedience; then God used Babylon to destroy Assyria for its sin. God had Babylon invade Judah as a punishment for Judah’s sin; then God raised up Persia to punish Babylon. It is God who orders these things. Nations only exist and act to further the sovereign will of God.

All nations will bow before Christ.

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11)

Regardless of the level of power or influence of any nation or people, everyone will bow before Jesus Christ. All will be humbled, and “every tongue shall swear allegiance” (Isaiah 45:23). Jesus is the King of all the earth; our allegiance should be to him.

All nations will be terminated by God.

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. (Revelation 21:1)

At the end of days, everything we know will die, and God will make a new heaven and a new earth. When this happens “the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind” (Isaiah 65:17).

We won’t give a thought to where we were born in this life, as the new earth will easily eclipse it in glory.

As followers of Christ, our first loyalty is always to God.

“Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:21)

Wherever God has placed us, our first love is Jesus. We are to give him our entire lives—body and soul.

However, God has put us under our nation’s authority: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God” (Romans 13:13). It is true that Christ has freed us, but our freedom is for “living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor” (1 Peter 2:16-17).

We are created by God, so we give ourselves to him before and above anything else. This does not mean that we sit idly by without any interaction with our government. It means that we work for God in our nation, with his will and law being our ultimate goal. John Piper summed up this principle wonderfully on his blog:

When you know that all is God’s, then anything you render to Caesar you will render for God’s sake. Any authority you ascribe to Caesar you will ascribe to him for the sake of God’s greater authority. Any obedience you render to Caesar you will render for the sake of the obedience you owe first to God. Any claim Caesar makes on you, you test by the infinitely higher claim God has on you. Rendering to Caesar is limited and defined by rendering to God.

As followers of Christ, we are not of this world.

And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:19-21)

As followers of Christ, it is normal to feel disconnected from where we live. Jesus had no true home here on earth, and we should expect the same. We may have a desire to claim some kinship with the place we were born, but we are really “sojourners and exiles” (1 Peter 2:11), living in a land no longer ours. Our responsibility now is to “keep [our] conduct…honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation” (1 Peter 2:12).

As followers of Christ, our home is with God.

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (Philippians 3:20-21)

When Christ became our Savior, we renounced our citizenship in any nation. All the world is now a foreign land; we cannot take pride in its triumphs, but we can take hope when it falters. God works in the world for his purposes, and he has made us his own. We are a “chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God’s] own possession,” (1 Peter 2:9).

We are ambassadors for Christ here but a short time, and then we will be in heaven with Jesus, our true and eternal home.

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My allegiance prayer:

Matthew 6:9-13

9 In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Amen.

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Zechariah 12:3

3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Revelation 22:12-14

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Break Every Chain

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It is so necessary to trust God… that’s it. Not when, not if….ALWAYS.. and until. These past days have been such a testament to this truth. I was so worried, but I trusted Him to change my mind. I was confused, but I trusted Him to bring clarity. I clung to Jesus and stayed in His word, and in the end He used my own misdirected focus for His good.

You see, The Holy Spirit laid on my heart to quit smoking last Tuesday. I didn’t question Him, I prayed about it through the week and put them down Friday morning. After a year of praying fervently to please take it, then trying over and over to just do it, I finally about a month ago finally gave it to my Father and quit trying to quit. I am His child, and He doesn’t intend for us to do anything on our own. Yet in my humanness I kept trying to do it anyway. Logically, I knew better, but still. The conviction was so great!

Here’s where He took me by surprise… Normally before I even begin to quit, I am already fretting over it. I am white knuckling it all the way. The longest for 6 months. I never stopped wanting them. I loved smoking quite honestly.

Well, this time, I felt at peace about it. But, suddenly I became consumed with my past illness more than ever since I got better. I am glad I blogged about the experience of my fear, cause I can see Him working in me during those days. And I kept seeking His word about healing and faith.

The Spirit finally enlightened me yesterday, what had happened… All the while I was focused on a past ghost, He was healing me of my addiction. When He says He works all things together for good, it covers so many things. This is one of them. I was so worried I was going to get sick again, that the discomfort of nicotine withdrawal held no bearing on me. For the first time, since I was 12, I have let go of smoking. I am a non smoker, not an ex-smoker. I say that because they aren’t part of my life now … period. 5 days… 5 days and no irritation, no needing to comfort eat, no missing my constant filthy habit. It’s just gone. The thought of holding one even in my hand is unappealing.

More than that, my fear is gone. He didn’t cause my fear, but I think of the times I prayed over and over to change my mind about cigarettes, make me sick when I smoke, whatever it takes Lord just take it from me… Well guess what, in a way I didn’t see coming He used my natural silly fear for a great mind changer. When I suddenly realized days had went by and I hadn’t even hardly noticed I quit smoking I was astonished. Well more humbled that He once again, fixed what I couldn’t.

Father, I humbly bow my head in gratitude. Words can not express how much you have given me a new life. Every time I think this is the best it can get, you show me how I haven’t even scratched the surface of your goodness. You have showed me more than a few times now, that You are never late, You are always on time, no matter how I see it through a glass darkly. I am thankful that you teach me on this road to eternity, that you are full of wondrous surprises. That it can so often feel darkest before the dawn. And for every time doubt enters in, thank you so much Lord for reminding me to continue leaning on you anyway.

You are my King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Thank you for all that you have done, all that you are doing, and all that you will continue to do.

In Jesus’ Holy name… Amen.

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

My fear has subsided. A beautiful brother in Christ whom I just met, was led by the Lord to tell me He has compassion on me and in faith I will continue to be healed. Let it be said, this man did not know me, nor did he know anything about my fear….He just felt led to tell me about answered prayers. Thank you Lord!

Of course the first step is to forgive others, as He forgives me… BEFORE a request is made. Compassion from God is never ending, just as ours for others should be. Or as Jesus said… Seventy times seven.

With God, when the person is actually a child of God, when the person belongs to God, He knows them and hears their prayers. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me…my sheep listen to my voice. I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.” For those who do know him and rely on him, Jesus seems to be wildly generous in his offer: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.

The Lord longs to be gracious to you. He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for [trust] him!” Did you catch that? Like someone rising out of his chair to come to your help, “He rises to show you compassion.” “As for God, his way is perfect…He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.” “The Lord delights in those who fear [reverence] him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”

However, God’s greatest display of his love and commitment to you is this: Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends,” which is what Jesus did for us. And so, “If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?”

God tells us to give our concerns to him. Even as the situation remains dismal, “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” The circumstances may look out of control, but they aren’t. When the whole world seems to be falling apart, God can keep us together. This is when a person can be very grateful that they know God. “The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” God may provide solutions, resolutions to the problem WAY beyond what you imagined possible. Probably any Christian could list examples like this in their own lives. But if the circumstances do not improve, God can still give us his peace in the midst of it. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”

It is at this point (when circumstances are still tough) that God asks us to continue to trust him — to “walk by faith, not by sight” the Bible says. But it’s not blind faith. It is based on the very character of God. A car traveling on the Golden Gate Bridge is fully supported by the integrity of the bridge. It doesn’t matter what the driver may be feeling, or thinking about, or discussing with someone in the passenger seat. What gets the car safely to the other side is the integrity of the bridge, which the driver was willing to trust.

In the same way, God asks us to trust his integrity, his character…his compassion, love, wisdom, righteousness on our behalf. He says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” “Trust in him at all times, O people. Pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us.”

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Fear is a liar

Suffering with mental illness was for me one of the most consuming, selfish, uncontrolled and distorted way of living.  It took a toll on those around me and worse on myself.

I remember reading about the possessed man in the cave in Mark 5:1-20.   I had so much compassion for his suffering.  I also greatly desired for Jesus to deliver me like that man.  The fact that Jesus did finally release me from the bondage of insanity still leaves me overwhelmed with joy.

But, what I didn’t expect was the fear of it returning.  When I struggle with the residual traits such as rapid speech, occasional ear ringing, occasional issues staying asleep, etc.,  I sometimes worry that what God has healed is coming undone. It hasn’t, but that still doesn’t stop me from worrying, which quite honestly flies in the face of the faith he commands me to have.  But still, the fear keeps cropping up.

So I pray today that the Lord would calm the storm within, and remind me that He is my good good Father. That He delivered me and He will continue a good work in me.  That whether it is fear of my past demons or of the things of this world, that He would remind me again that I am His child and I can trust He won’t let me go. And finally remind me again Lord that Fear is a liar!

 

They Will Know Us By Our Love

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We are one in the spirit
We are one in the Lord
We are one in the spirit
We are one in the Lord
And we pray that all unity will one day be restored
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

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We will work with each other
We will work side by side
We will work with each other
We will work side by side
And we’ll guard each other’s dignity and save each other’s pride
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

They’ll know us by our love
Our love
They’ll know us by our love
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They will know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

“By Our Love”
For King & Country 

Sometimes “I’m Sorry” Won’t Fix It

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When someone’s heart is hard towards us, we are completely powerless to change this. People have no power over other people’s hearts. Changing the heart of man belongs solely to the Holy Spirit. He alone has the power to change our hearts, to soften our hearts, and to heal our hearts.

When someone won’t forgive us, it is the most powerless feeling in the world. After we have asked for forgiveness, the only thing left to do, and the most important thing to do, is to pray for the person we have hurt. We may not even know what to pray, “but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”

So how do you get someone to forgive you? We must accept that forgiveness is their choice, give them the freedom to follow God without forcing it, we must genuinely repent, and we must depend on God in prayer to do only what he can do: heal and change the human heart.

I pray that the mistakes of my sinful past which directly impacted others, be eased in the hearts of those I hurt.

 

The Eye

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I pray that I can see ever more fully the beauty of grace , the brightness of generosity and the unexpected blessings to others is a precious treasure, so that I may shine the light of Jesus wherever I go.

Isaiah 6:8 (NKJV)

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:

“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”

Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

 

 

Waiting In The Quiet

 

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Luke 11:11-13). Jesus said that there are times when your Father will appear as if He were an unnatural father— as if He were callous and indifferent— but remember, He is not. “Everyone who asks receives…” (Luke 11:10). If all you see is a shadow on the face of the Father right now, hang on to the fact that He will ultimately give you clear understanding and will fully justify Himself in everything that He has allowed into your life.

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Don’t Argue About the Scripture


What God Teaches God knew that Christians would argue about their interpretations of Scripture. Therefore, He had Paul write this to Timothy: “Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen” (2 Tim. 2:14 NIV). Ten verses later God had Paul add this: “And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth” (2:24-25).Clearly, arguing about interpretations of Scripture is contrary to the will of God and therefore should be considered a sin! Scripture rightly says that such arguing is useless and can stumble those who hear it. One writer asked this question: “If we argue about interpretations of the Scriptures, how can we expect people to believe them in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven?”

An Atheist Changes His Mind
Let’s consider how a non-contentious believer led an obnoxious young atheist to change his viewpoint.1 Francis Collins was raised by atheists, became a scientist, and truly believed that what Christians were saying about Christ and their faith was all superstition. He began to change when he saw Christians suffering terribly from things they did not cause without blaming God. Instead, they actually got comfort from their faith. He then realized that he was missing something, and that contrary to his own scientific training, he had made up his mind about faith in God without checking the facts. So he took his irritating questions and challenged a man whom he knew to be a true Christian.

Now this is important! This Christian did not try to argue Collins out of his unbelief. Instead, he referred him to the Gospel of John, and Collins found it interesting, puzzling and not at all what he had thought faith was all about. But, he still had questions and that is where the value of written ministry comes in. The atheist was referred to the book Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis.2 Lewis wrote that while the idea of right and wrong is different in different cultures, it is present in all of them. He also realized that science does not and can not provide a good explanation for this phenomenon.

Collins struggled for many months with the questions Lewis raised, and with his answers. Finally, he agreed with Lewis that the existence of a holy God was the only answer. He also came to the realization that God was holy, that he himself was not, and that Christ provided a bridge between God’s holiness and his own unholiness. At that point, Collins wrote, “I gave in and surrendered.” We call this phenomenon “conversion” or “becoming saved.”

Do We Cause People To Become Atheists?
Why do many intelligent people become atheists? Collins offers this possible answer: “The more evangelical wing of the Church and the scientific community … seem to be engaged in a contentious, destructive, and wholly unnecessary debate.” He says this is unnecessary “because science explores the natural world but faith explores the supernatural world.” He continues, saying that there is an interpretation that “takes a relatively recent and extreme view of Genesis, applies to it an unjustified scientific gloss, and then asks sincere and well-meaning seekers to swallow this whole, despite the massive discordance with decades of scientific evidence from multiple disciplines.” He asks, “Is it any wonder that they cannot believe in a God who asks for an abandonment of logic and reason?”

Christians Can Believe In An Old Earth!
God does not ask us to abandon logic and reason to be born-again. Thinking believers, who accept the Bible as the Word of God and who believe that God has created the universe, have come up with a number of different interpretations of the Genesis account. William Kelly,3 a conservative, fundamental, born-again Bible expositor of the last century, wrote: “There is not a word of Scripture to warrant the strange and hasty assumption that the universe was brought into being in the six days of Genesis 1:3-32 … The age of the earth may be as great as … the most enthusiastic geologist ever conceived … there is nothing here nor in any other part of Scripture that opposes vast ages.”

Contending For The Faith
We are to “contend for the faith” (Jude 3), but this instruction refers to “the foundational truths of the faith” 4 – such as the Trinity, the Creator, the divinity and the humanity of Christ, the existence of the devil, and the destiny of man. The age of the universe is not a foundation truth! Quarreling about it diverts attention from the foundation truth in Genesis, namely, that man is a sinner in need of a Savior. Why are we warned against quarreling about such things? Because no souls are saved or edified by such arguments.

God Gives Us Two Revelations
It is appropriate for us to study and interpret God’s two revelations to us, namely, nature and the Bible. The Bible says, “Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Rom. 1:20). It is also appropriate for us to want to tell others about our interpretations of them and to try to persuade people to accept them. In doing so, however, “the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach … those who oppose him … in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim. 2:24-25). If we are gentle and meek about our interpretations, we will have the attitude that the other person may be right and we may be wrong. And if wrong, we should be ready for God to grant us knowledge of the truth. Scripture says, “Do not be wise in your own eyes … Accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise” (Prov. 3:7;19:20).

Conclusion
Let’s save our energy to do what God tells us to do, and to avoid what He tells us not to do! God tells us, “It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel” (Prov. 20:3).

END NOTES
1. Collins, Francis S.; “Faith and the Human Genome,” Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Sept. 2003, pp.142-153. This article contains thoughts which the author and reader will disagree with. I quote it only to help with the error in arguing about Scripture.
2. Lewis, C. S.; Mere Christianity, McMillan, 1978. Lewis had been an atheist and had thoughtfully worked out good answers for many of the legitimate questions of doubters. Not all of his viewpoints are endorsed but, as Collins says, “Even today, Mere Christianity seems to be the very best book to put into the hands of a seeker who is trying to figure out if there is rationality for faith.”
3. Kelly, William; In The Beginning, 1884; New Edition, 1970, p. 5.
4. Ritchie, John; Foundation Truths of the Faith, John Ritchie Ltd.

By Alan H. Crosby

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