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Friday, April 3, 2015

Think About It

Are You a Nut?
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

“If it seems that we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit” (2 Corinthians 5:13)

Paul, as you can see from the verse above, wasn’t afraid of being considered a nut. In the passage of scripture from which this verse comes, Paul is talking about being God’s Ambassadors. As His Ambassador, Paul saw his responsibility as one that depended not on man’s opinions but rather upon God’s. He said of those who have become Christians that they have “become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone, a new life has begun!”, (2 Corinthians 5:17). What’s he talking about?

Paul is referring to the old nature, that sinful life that we are all born with. In 2 Corinthians 5:15 he says, “He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ, who died and was raised for them”. The operative word is received. Paul’s history of being a man who persecuted the Christians is well documented in the Scriptures. But one day he met Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus and that one encounter changed his life. Paul’s life took a 180-degree turn. He left his old life, and followed Christ with a new life. Those that knew him thought he had gone nuts. But Paul saw this as actually what he needed to do as he was no longer the same man that he was. The purpose of his life was now to please Christ.

Those who have encountered Christ are often looked on as being a little nuts or crazy. Like Paul their life changes, things they used to do, they no longer do. Their friends don’t find them to be fun to be around anymore. They are often counseled to “don’t get to religious”, “don’t go overboard”, etc. Yet if they were to talk to Paul, he would encourage them to not let the world be an influence. If you’re not sure where you stand, just ask yourself if there’s enough evidence to convict you of being a nut. If there isn’t then I guess the answer is plain. Think about it.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT ALL THE PEOPLE IN OUR GOVERNMENT ARE NUTS. Just look at our current laws and where they are going. All persons just about in government are liars and lie to pass unfair laws. The people who try to control our lives to live a Christian life are thrown under the bus. Churches are ok with the gay life style and same sex marriage. Thank God the 55,000 Black churches dropped from these churches. Some one still believes the Bible.

Anonymous said...

Hell I jumped off the boat when they let gays in the military!! Haha.. Supposed to be Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve!! Lol

Anonymous said...

Ok so believing in invisible beings. Talking to said being. Believing in a book written by men, for men to control gullible other men. Is completely rational. No you religious, superstitious, bible thumpers, are all completely sane. Not nuts at all.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is more controlling of your life than your religion.

Think about it.

Anonymous said...

When is everyone going to realize that aliens put us here. Ever here of the missing link, well that link just happens to be alien from another planet. Annunaki were here and will be back to check on our progress and possibly destroy us. Don't you people watch Ancient Aliens?