Looking Inward & Outward (with the goggle of Faith) – Part 82
The following is another attempt to use the goggle of Faith to weigh various inspired thoughts, on another blessed day.
- The way and economy of a believer is, in reality, actually different from that of a carnal believer or of an unbeliever (1Cor. 2:14-16, 2Cor. 6:14-15). We can start up by sharing a lot in common with them, which in such seasons makes us carnal believers, but by learning and living by the power of God (Christ), we should journey to a place where we share nothing in common (their way/manner of relating on earth) with them; even as we become born by the Spirit (2Cor. 6:14-18, Jn. 3:6, Rev. 14:3d-4). The Church was instituted to stop carnality; but, unfortunately, has been fostering it. However, that order is changing. The Church (the souls of many believers) would soon be emptied of the world.
- The Lord Jesus actually expects every believer that isn’t ashamed of the gospel to go about walking in the obedience of the faith; in a way/manner that carries the epistle spirit: that affects the Church and inspires almost every carnal believer (that have crossed their paths) to get out of their disobedience. (2Cor. 7:8-11, Heb. 10:24). So, the indifference of a believer who has been exposed to the faith resident in Christ, comes at a cost/negative impact to himself and to others. It makes the Christian faith look like other religions because that indifference is a sign that our faith lacks power (1Cor. 1:18/2:5/4:20, 2Tim. 1:8).