Modern Christian Culture Has LIED To You

Our Ways are not God's Ways

 

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Woe to those who are rich, who are full, who laugh, and who are praised. But good shall come to those who endure every wrongful accusation, beating, robbery, or compulsory difficulty. This is com­pletely opposite to what people usu­ally think and feel! The thoughts of God are as far from human thoughts as heaven is from the earth. How else could it be? We are in exile; and it is not remarkable for those in exile to be offended and in­sulted. We are under a penance; the penance consists of deprivations and labors. We are sick; and most useful for the sick are bitter medi­cines. The Savior Himself all of His life did not have a place to lay His head, and He finished his life on the cross — why should his followers have a better lot? The Spirit of Christ is the spirit of preparedness to suffer and bear good-naturedly all that is sorrowful. Comfort, arro­gance, splendor, and ease are all foreign to its searching and tastes. Its path lies in the fruitless, dreary desert. The model is the forty-year wandering of the Israelites in the desert. Who follows this path? Ev­eryone who sees Canaan beyond the desert, boiling over with milk and honey. During his wandering he too receives manna, however not from the earth, but from heav­en; not bodily, but spiritually. All the glory is within.

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2 thoughts on “Modern Christian Culture Has LIED To You

  1. Good, true, and hard words. Reminds me of something Jesus said after delivering a hard message:

    Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?” 61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, “Does this offend you? (Jn 6:61-61)

    The answer I come back to when faced with these hard sayings is Peter’s answer to Jesus:

    But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” (Jn 6:68)

    Doesn’t make the words less hard, though.

    • So true, brother! The life of Jesus sustains no matter our circumstances. Yet, I am much too comfortable for my own good. Oh, the need for repentance!! Pray for me, brother. Keith

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