Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Monday, July 6, 2009

Warning Against Worldliness

by Mike Ratliff

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:1-4 ESV)

The Church since its inception in the 1st Century AD has been plagued by quarrels, disagreements, feuds, splits, et cetera. According to God, the problem is not with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ or His doctrines, but with the fact that people in the Church are not submitted properly to Him or to each other. Pride is behind most disagreements just as it is behind those who break away from the truth to lead their followers with false doctrines and a focus that is on self rather than on God and His glory. Instead, those who cause these problems are in love with self and, therefore, in love with the world, its ways, and the things of the world.

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The Martins said...

Amen!!Lyn,I do have to let you know -God has blessed us with a Bible Teaching-Bible Believing Church.It is a long story and a long journey but we feel so grateful and blessed by our Church-It is our home now! The True Church Conference in February,the prayers,and Victory!!We hungered and we were quenched.I know in my heart there are many more like us out there-seeking the truth in spirit!!All for His glory!!

lyn said...

Praise God for quenching your hunger! What a blessing it must of been to attend the true church conference! I listened to Conrad Mbewe's sermon on man's total depravity and was so blessed by it.
Thank you for stopping by. May God get glory for Himself through His people.