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Topic: CLEAR AS MUD (07/18/19)
- TITLE: Muddy Water, Mud Covered Fish
By Ramona Cook
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The specimen was properly prepared, applied to a slide, and placed on the mobile table of the scope so that a search of the contents could be observed and reported.
The report is vital to the physician for making a diagnosis of the patients condition. If my report was not accurate, it could mean that the patient did not receive attention or medication needed to bring them back to health.
In order to provide an accurate report it was necessary to scan over the entire specimen looking at many fields.
There are many ways to tell A truth, but one way to tell ALL the truth. Multiple fields must be reported to get all the facts. For instance, I could look at one field, report what I saw and that is A truth, but the whole truth was not reported.
I observe that Christian preachers and teachers are not looking in all the fields of Scripture as they report on the LOVE of God.
In so doing, they are not making clear to hearers all that God says about Himself and His love for all His creation, especially humans.
It is A truth that God loves us. It is A truth that He loves us just like we are, dirt and all. It is A truth that He accepts everyone who comes to Him, but He makes it clear that He has no intention of leaving us dirty, as we were when we came. He requires us to clean it up and His power in us makes that possible. I Peter 1:16
The result of partial reporting is that we have churches, pastors and teachers included, that are filled with attenders who are engaged in all kinds of behaviors that God denounces.
Galatians 5: 19 -21
This indulgence of appetites is NOT Biblical Christianity.
Consequently, we have fish swimming in muddy water. We have sheep drinking from muddy water, we have a church population that has no idea that there is a Hell about which to be concerned, and the devil is sure glad for it.
The blessings of God are shed on the paths of righteousness, never on the paths of ungodly activities. Where is the call for holy living from the lecterns and pulpits?
It is very easy to know what is right and what is wrong by looking at the Scriptures, IF God says it is sin, THEN it is sin, and we may agree with God and call it sin without apology and without being guilty of judging, because God Himself has judged that behavior.
God’s LOVE wants us to be free of the weight of sins and protected from the assaults of Satan that will surely happen when we live our life on paths of unrighteousness. Yet, so many of the church goers have no idea that it “ain’t Heaven yet.”
What we hear is, “God loves you, He wants to make you wealthy and take all your troubles away.”
AND that is A truth, but it is NOT the full report. It is as though they have thrown the Epistles away, or that the Epistles are not applicable to Christian living today.
The final analysis is that there is a famine of the Word of God among Christians and Christian Churches of this day, and the result is that many will not receive the spiritual diagnosis and medicine they need to cure their spiritual ills, because the persons that God has chosen to tell ALL the truth are looking at one or two fields of the Book.
Oh, the LOVE God has for us IS beautiful and we revel in the knowing of it, but there are other points of truth we must know so that we may live and grow healthy.
ALL of it is LOVE.
Let us see to it that we report the truth, complete and clear.
Tell ALL of it!
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