When I Say I'm A Christian

 

When I say..."I am a Christian," I'm not shouting "I am saved," I'm whispering "I get lost!" "That is why I chose this way."

When I say..."I am a Christian," I don't speak of this with pride, I'm confessing that I stumble and need someone to be my guide.

When I say..."I am a Christian," I'm not trying to be strong, I'm professing that I'm weak and pray for strength to carry on.

When I say..."I am a Christian" I'm not bragging of success, I'm admitting I have failed and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say..."I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect, my flaws are too visible but God believes I'm worth it.

When I say..."I am a Christian," I still feel the sting of pain, I have my share of heartaches which is why I seek His name.

When I say..."I am a Christian," I do not wish to judge, I have no authority, I only know I'm loved.

By: Carol Wimmer 1988

 

WMD's: Websites Of Mass Destruction

 

Itís no secret!  The internet can be a very dangerous place;

And just as every area of life, when navigating the internet we have two choices. 

1: We can choose to walk down Straight Street, the narrow path that leads to righteousness, joy and peace, or...

2: We can wander down Easy Street, the broad and twisted road that leads to disobedience, shame, guilt, and destruction.

Every time we use the internet we need to ask ourselves; Would Jesus Go There?

If by chance we found ourselves unintentionally compromised by unwittingly accessing a pornographic website, or, deliberately went to pornographic website in a moment of weakness we should ask ourselves this question: 

If that were my child, my sibling, my partner or my parent being used and exploited by the pornography industry, what would I think? 

Would I be heartbroken if someone I loved and cared for was being used, compromised, denigrated, shamed and exploited in this way?

As Christians we know where this path leads to, so keeping this thought in mind if we saw any person, whether male or female, being exploited and damaged in this way, instead of wanting to look upon that person for self gratification, our hearts should ache and cry for that lost soul, because unless they turn to God and turn away from this lifestyle, they will be permanently separated from God and lost for all eternity. 

This is a serious issue.   We need to consider the meaning of eternity because the eternal destinies of the people ensnared by this devilish industry, and those that feed off it for self gratification are in danger of a lost eternity and eternal separation from God.  It is that clear, and that important.  Accordingly we need to give serious consideration to this before going somewhere on the internet that we know will dishonour and grieve the heart of God.

In Matthew 5:27-30 Jesus said;  28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.  I think we can safely say this scripture applies to both males and females and that if we look upon another person lustfully who is not our spouse, we have already committed adultery with them in our heart. 

There are also websites that promote and encourage web surfers to indulge in living virtual double lives in online fantasy worlds, where people live out their fantasies indulging in activities such as having virtual affairs.  Living this kind of fantasy life is dangerous and can destroy marriages, families and relationships. 

In conclusion, there are far too many places and websites on the internet that could be considered dangerous to mention them all.  The most important thing to remember is, to ALWAYS ask ourselves before entering any place on the internet or in life, WOULD JESUS GO THERE?  This is OUR  MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION.   If we can say yes with a clear conscience, truly believing in our hearts that Jesus would not be grieved by what we are viewing or hearing, where we are going, or what we are doing, then we are safe to proceed.  If not, LETíS NOT GO THERE.

WJGT © 2010