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Going Secular – Abandoning Christ

Ron Graham 90x115by Ron Graham

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2.

As the born again children of God, we have been transformed into the exact representation of our Lord. Obviously as we look at the Ekklesia of Christ today, this concept is foreign to many professing Christians. We are a peculiar people as Paul tells us in his epistle to Titus.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people…” Titus 2:13-14.

The Greek word translated into English as peculiar is “periousios”, which actually means “possession”. What we understand from this verse is that Jesus has taken us (His followers) as His possession. When our Creator justifies us we become His property, which means we have been transformed. Our minds too are to be transformed, thus conformed to God and His will – and no longer to the world.

Spiritual Discernment

Ron Graham 90x115by Ron Graham

“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” 1 John 2:27.

The Apostle John tells us that the Holy Spirit abideth (dwells, remains) in us and that He is our teacher (instructor) of all things (doctrines, precepts of God). The Holy Spirit is avidly and actively seeking to open the eyes of the children of God to His truth. But many times something gets in the way. Call it presupposition, preconceived ideas, or pride – these are all punctuated by false teaching. Let it be known that there is a force in this world that seeks to stumble Christians, and thus instills divisiveness as many stand steadfast on falsehoods in lieu of the truth. God’s word is our only reliable counsel; allowing ourselves to be taught by Him is the ultimate in devotion.