A Few Bible Thoughts For Your Day
Posted by: Eddie Ingram
Date: Jan 11 2017 3:13 PM
I hope things are going good for you this week. The weather is beautiful, and I bet the fish are biting. We are gearing up for our mid-week study tonight at 7. Please join us if you can.
For today, here are a few thoughts.
If “Christians” Were Christians
The premise is to project what some conditions would be in Christendom if all those who profess to be "Christians" were Christians in the biblical sense.
There Would Be No Racial Prejudice
Jesus and all His apostles were Jews. He said that salvation is of the Jews (John 4:22), meaning that it was through that nation of old that the divine scheme of human redemption was developed and unfolded, which included the coming of Christ as the promised Redeemer.
Jesus understood the prejudice between the Jews and the Samaritans, because the Samaritans were a mongrel race, but He ignored it and requested a drink of water from a Samaritan woman at Sychar. He converted the woman and accepted the invitation of the Samaritans to abide with them. What a bold action on the part of our Lord to destroy the wall of prejudice that existed between the ancient Jews and Samaritans!
As far as God is concerned, there has been no racial distinction since Christ died (Galatians 3:26-29).
There Would Be No War Among Christians
Christians do not settle differences by fighting them out in carnal warfare. Christ, who is the commander-in-chief of Christians, never led an army or fought a battle in carnal warfare.
When all professed "Christians" crown Christ king in their lives, wars among them will cease.
The World Would Be Turned Upside Down Morally And Spiritually
This is what early Christians did by their teaching and practice (Acts 17:6). We need a burning zeal for Christ and His cause like they had. Regretfully, the love and zeal of many professing Christians have grown cold.
If "Christians" were Christians in the scriptural sense, there would be a return to first-century Christianity, with the Bible as the sole guide in religious matters, and the church of the New Testament as the only religious body. There would be a return to the true spirit of Christ, with His love for mankind and His desire to save the lost. Christians would have purpose.
Have a great weekend. Come see us sometime, we'd love to have you!
Enon Church of Christ
1366 Enon Rd.
Webb, AL 36376