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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Straddling the line.

Last night, I was trying to help a friend understand why, as Christians, we cannot both share the gospel and party or engage in any other sinful nature.  How are people supposed to believe that God is a life-altering, love filling, amazing guy if we do not seem to be changed by him on the outside? Partying, cheating Christians that still try to share God with others are the reasons that Christians are considered hypocrites.  It's so frustrating to me, and I struggle with it too.  We cannot straddle the line between a Christian lifestyle and a secular lifestyle.  With God, it's all or nothing.  So, we all really ought to just pick a side, hopefully the Christian side, and praise God with all we have.

Psalm 145:1-12
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation will commend your works to another;
they will tell of your mighty acts.
They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They will tell of the power of your awesome works,
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They will celebrate your abundant goodness 
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
All you have made will praise you, O Lord;
your saints will extol you.
They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
so that all men may know of your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.