Cut & Paste Holiness

"Cut and paste" practices are a serious threat to Christian faith, and they are becoming more prevalent. This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

We can't obey God's commands only when we feel like it...

I don't think our biggest threats to Christianity are culture and atheism. I think our biggest threats are compromised Christians who cut-and-paste Scripture to suit our changing social climate.

Have we Christians created false images of God? 

I believe we have. 

We take Bible passages out of context, emphasizing certain aspects of God's character and ignoring others. 

Some misunderstandings come from the popular definition of God's love as "unconditional." This word, which isn't used in Scripture, leads many to believe that God has no expectations of His children. 

The Bible sets us straight, but we must read it in context and accept the hard parts as well as the easy parts.

We serve a God who is perfectly loving and perfectly righteous. He hates sin, expects us to be holy (Hebrews 12:14), and rebukes and punishes those He loves (Hebrews 12:4-11). 

We must make it our goal to please the God of the Bible, not the gods of our imaginations.

"Cut and paste" practices are a serious threat to Christian faith, and they are becoming more prevalent. This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

Bible Love Notes

4 comments:

  1. Loving words that are sometimes hard to hear, but so true.

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  2. So true! It's so important to learn to please God, and not people.
    The problem I see with myself:
    How do I differentiate between loving people and pleasing people?

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    1. It can be hard at times to make this distinction, but I would encourage you to ask a few questions of yourself:

      1. Am I doing anything that God would not want me to do simply to please people?
      2. Am I afraid to speak up for God's principles because I don't want to offend someone? Obviously, there is a right time and a right place to speak up, but we shouldn't avoid speaking about God or His principles simply so we will be popular with someone.

      Scripture commands us to be loving, considerate, and gracious to others. But that doesn't mean that we deny God's truth, say or do things dishonestly, or violate any Biblical principles in order to please them. First and foremost we please our Lord.

      I hope this helps.

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