We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Greatest Choice

Life is full of choices.  The greatest choice of all is choosing what we will think.  We choose how we control our minds.  We are responsible for what we think and what we do with our thoughts.  And we are responsible for the results of our thoughts.  When we decide what we will allow to motivate us, we decide what kind of people we will be.

We chose whether  to be positive of negative, angry, violent, depressed, or worried.  We choose to either be constructive, using emotions that build us up, or to be negative, using emotions that damage us and those around us.  We choose to be satisfied in God’s promises or to be selfish, filled with worldly desires.

Most importantly, we choose either eternal life with Jesus Christ or eternity without Him based on choosing to align ourselves with God in this life.

James P. Gills, M.D., Imaginations: More Than You Think, pg. 108

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