Our attitude towards false
Paul's letter to the Romans
Today the Lord wants us to learn from Paul's letter to the Romans about how our attitude towards false should be.
In the letter Paul is very firm in his words and distinguishes the Truth from the false. When it comes to belief in the occult or untrue Paul does not take a relaxed attitude or minces words, and we see the same attitude was with Jesus when He was flesh among us.
Both were very graceful and loving towards people but when it came to exposing the false they did not hold back is using firm words. They did not abuse or say nasty things, nor did they use soft words, they said it as it is without fear.
Being kind, gentle and loving to people does not mean we need to accept or certify the false belief of other people. It also does not call us to have an aggressive attitude or confronting behaviour. We should be clear to show firstly that we do not accept their understandings and we should also have answers as to defend our own faith.
We need to understand when someone tells us that there are other gods or there are other ways to God other than Jesus Christ, then it is an attack on the Truth and we should be ready to defend it; this need to be done with gentle and humble heart, yet firmly.
A Christian may live peacefully among the gentile and pagan of the world but his or her presence should cause unrest in the minds of the others when it comes to their gods or their belief.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray that You make us bold and the only fear that should be in our hearts should be the fear of You. Give us knowledge and wisdom that we may be able to answer the worldly system and defend the Truth and the hope within us...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man-and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
7 For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?
8 And why not say, "Let us do evil that good may come"? -as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.
9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
1 Peter 3:15-16
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
2 Timothy 2:24-26
24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,
25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,
26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.
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