Self vs the other!

My opinion of having Christian lifestyles can be tough at times. Being a Christian has moral ethics and intellectual standards that we must meet daily. We are faced with much turmoil concerning different beliefs and views of the bible and religion, with this being said it causes conflict and confusion to a Christian that struggle with their faith

Ephesians:4-6 strictly states that There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all and also

Vs 14-16 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.  Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Vs17-24  So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.  Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.  That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness

This passage of scripture is very precise to me because it strictly states that there is 1 God above all, and once we learn of him we are free from false teaching. This scripture also target the way we think and challenges us to put on a new mind, with this a new mind changes our attitude and posture as a Christian.

Being a Christian cause me to have a different approach on daily challenges, thoughts and temptation that I face today. Issues and people that I didn’t care about then I care about now. If God is Love and he loved me when I didn’t believe and my life was full of sin then I feel that I should offer the same love to an unbeliever.

 

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