I was thinking tonight, what makes us so different from everyone else? What makes CHRISTIANS different from the WORLD?!
There are so many things that make us different from the world but at the sametime we struggle and go through the samethings as the world.I could go on forever but I will make one statement that comes to mind that makes us different from others and that is we are the light of the world through Jesus.
Jesus Christ. period.heres some food for thought:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys6FOdOMOlM&feature=relatedAlso, heres an older song by Hillsong United. Its called, "Point of Difference. Listen and read the lyrics with it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWGB4p-qBoM&feature=relatedThe tide is turningThis is redemption's hourIn the midst of the world lost for loveYou are all we have nowThe lost returningSalvation is all aroundIn the midst of the world broken downYou are all we have nowFor You are God and this hope is oursSo Father open the skiesFlood the Earth with your lightThis is love, to break a world indifferentSingOur hearts are burningThe fire that won't burn outIn the midst of a world that's grown coldYou are all we have nowThe earth resoundingThe anthem of your renownAs we lift up our eyesAnd look to your gloryCall us out let the world seeYou are God and this hope is oursSo call us out, let the world see You are God as we singOpen the skiesFlood the Earth with your lightThis is love to break a world indifferentAs we lift up our eyesFill our hearts with your fireIn a world the same we'll be the difference, the differenceSo call us out let the world seeYou are God and this hope is oursOur eyes are openEvery chain now brokenIn this world we are different Let your love become usAs we live to make you famousWe're in this world but we are differentSo call us out, let the world seeYou are God as we singFather open the skiesFlood the Earth with your life This is love to break a world indifferentAs we lift up our eyesFill our hearts with your fireIn a world the same we'll be the difference, the differenceSo call us out let the world seeYou are God one and onlyIn this world you are all we have now
I was just thinking like...someone who is not a Christian can do good things, can try to help stop poverty, they can keep themselves from swearing/drinking/smoking/drugs/whatever, they can do all the things that we do. I will watch those tomorrow, japlace. Thanks.
yes they can do all those things as we can and are commanded to do, but some di it for there false religion or so just do it for themselves, but when we do things we give glory to God because are good deeds without Jesus are as good as filthy rags in Gods eyes.
that makes sense.
Plus, God works in all people (to an extent) Its just most don't give Him the glory for it.
yeah...i've just been confused lately. Trying to figure stuff out. But that makes sense
"swearing/drinking/smoking/drugs/[...]"--Why are those bad things?
Isn't the Holy Spirit inside of us the difference..?
@alpha, bad in my opinion i suppose. I don't know, they're all kind of gray areas in the bible. (anyone has any scripture about this, feel free)
@Ariel Alpha already knows the answer to this and he knows what our answer is gonna be, he is asking it on purpose, once you have been on here for awhile you learn his tricks.
PHBOI: 1 Peter 3:15
"Colossians 3:8 8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth."--What defines "filthy communication"?"But one could always reason that the "kingdom of God is within you" and you should treat that kingdom accordingly."--And how accordingly is that?
over the years you been here you have been given many answers, why do you quote the bible when its a corrupt book in your mind anyway? in response to your verse 1peter3:15, read Matthew7:6
ha ha yeah alpha, you should really bring all your answers and ask his new pastor! You will get along great with him!
With your shrugging off any sort of question, dismissive answers and vaguely veiled sarcasm, its a surprise the whole world isnt Christian! :) I mean, its just such a great attraction! Keep up the good work!
aww you cant handle a little sarcasm Alpha, i mean you can certainly dish it out, just a reminder that christians are not push overs.
wow, lovely conversation -.- lol
@AlphaLove you with the love of the Lord =]
"just a reminder that christians are not push overs."--A position is correct because it is defended in an obstinate manner? That attitude justifies dictatorship as long as it is strong enough to not be overthrown.Isn't truth itself a defense against all fallacies? Truth has no need to "not [be a] push over" because it cannot be proved false.