Thursday, June 19, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Acts 4:18
So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

What is called Christianity today is not the Christianity of the New Testament; Jesus is [no longer] the fountainhead of modern Christianity. We have to learn that to stand true to Jesus Christ’s point of view means ostracism, the ostracism that was brought on Him (most of us know nothing whatever about it).

Jesus does not look on men and women as babes in the wood, but as sinners who need saving, and the modern mind detests His view. Our Lord’s teaching is based on something we violently hate, namely His doctrine of sin; we do not believe it unless we have had a radical dealing with God on the line of His teaching.

Remember that a disciple is committed to obtaining the mind of Christ -- much more than [obtaining a belief in Jesus. A disciple] is committed to his Lord’s view of the world, of men, of God, and sin. Never get tricked into thinking that the Bible does not mean what it says when it disagrees with you. Disagree with what our Lord says by all means if you like, but never say that the Bible does not mean what it says.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 170 (6/19)
From The Highest Good

This photograph is from a Facebook page called Live Life in Color.

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