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Strong Words
by Clifford Tate 
05/17/11
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Strong Words
May 17, 2011 at 1:41pm

1 John 3:10-18 By this it is made clear who take their nature from God {and} are His children and who take their nature from the devil {and} are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God's will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow believer in Christ). For this is the message (the announcement) which you have heard from the first, that we should love one another, [And] not be like Cain who [took his nature and got his motivation] from the evil one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his deeds (activities, works) were wicked {and} malicious and his brother's were righteous (virtuous). Do not be surprised {and} wonder, brethren, that the world detests {and} pursues you with hatred. We know that we have passed over out of death into Life by the fact that we love the brethren (our fellow Christians). He who does not love abides (remains, is held and kept continually) in [spiritual] death. Anyone who hates (abominates, detests) his brother [in Christ] is [at heart] a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding (persevering) within him. By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [in Him]. But if anyone has this world's goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brother {and} fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live {and} remain in him? Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory {or} in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity). (Quick Amplified Bible)



STRONG WORDS



In a book titled UnChristian, reasons are listed why some non-Christians donít like people who profess faith in Jesus Christ. Their major complaints have to do with the way some Christians act toward unbelievers. The unbelievers tended to view the Christians as being hypocritical, judgmental, harsh, and unloving toward people not like themselves. Iím sure you dislike hearing their view of Christians as I do. Sometimes thereís more truth in their perceptions than we wished there was. In 1 John 3, which begins with the words, ďBehold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the children of God!Ē (v.1), John introduces a sharp contrast: Believers love righteousness, keep themselves from sin, and love one another; nonbelievers practice sin, hate others, and abide in death. These are strong words! We are either followers of Jesus Christ or of the devil. We are like Cain or Abel (v.12; Genesis 4:8-15). John says that love for others is what proves we are genuine children of God (John 3:10, 18-19; 4:7-8). We canít continue to practice sin and claim to be followers of Christ. Letís always make sure our words and deeds back up our beliefs.



By

Dave Egner



O help us, Lord, to live our lives

So unsaved people clearly see

Reflections of Your loving heart,

Your kindness, and Your purity.

By

Sper



Following Christ has two requirements: Believing, and acting like you do.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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ThresiaPaulose varghese 17 May 2011
Encouraging writing to glorify the Lord. Thank you Clifford.




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