Joshua 24:15a “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom you will serve;…”
Humanist or Biblical Manifesto…you make the choice
Looking unto self, the author and finisher of my destiny, who for the pleasure set before me, I empowered myself, despising all those who disagree with me and I sit on my throne with confidence and pride.
“God created man in His image and man returned the favor.”
But as scripture says, let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Especially as God sees it because that is the only truth that counts. Man left to himself is…
Rom 3:10 “For there are none good, no, not one.”
Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all as unclean things, and all of our
rightesnesses are like filthy rags, we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind have taken us away.”
You may want to delete this challenge because of the tone so far but be careful. God never tells us an untruth so we must view all of God’s truths as just that and ask, how does this apply to me. It is tough thing to see yourself as God sees you but vital.
The good thing is that all is not lost. The fellowship with God that sin (iniquities) destroys can be restored.
II Cor 5:21 “For He has made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God, in Him.”
Rom 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.”
John 5:11, 12 “And this is the record; that God has given us eternal
life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
So, what should be my Manifesto? The Biblical Christian Manifesto as given by our God is;
Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
It cannot be said strong enough. Either my joy and reason for living is centered on self and the philosophies of men (religion), or on Jesus. Why else would Jesus say; “If anyone will come after Me, let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Me” and, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one can come unto the Father, but by Me”. Our world would view that is being‘narrow minded’ and bigoted. And as long as it is from God, I am ok with being viewed that way. How about you? Let’s be salt and light today and not just one of the crowd.
Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. ”
Just put your community in place of the Amorites. It’s real and applies to you and me! The choice on who and what I will serve is all up to us. So…………….
Have a great day following the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus!!!!!!!!!!