Good Day All, The Picture Of My Favourite Footballer, The Legend That Is STEVEN GERRARD Will Make Sense At The End.
I just finished reading 1 Timothy 1:3-10, Paul was telling Timothy to stop those who were amongst the new converts in Ephesus trying to teach other doctrines, theories & interpretations of the Gospel. Why? Because it was not helping the new converts, but was only bringing about confusion and disputes.
From this I learned that the devil has been and will always try his best to confuse Christians from obeying the clear direction of God on how to live our lives in a way that pleases Him, especially in the midst so called believers. When you get time, have a read. Through this, God reminded me of a fact:
Not everyone who claims to go to church or bible studies, claim to have a relationship with God, claim to know God, claim to have been baptized or may even have a title in a church as a usher, a leader, prayer warrior, evangelist or even a Pastor is a CHRISTIAN.
I can’t remember where in the bible but I’m sure it says that the God of the bible is not a God of confusion. The devil unfortunately for years and years has been confusing Christians & believers with crazy interpretations of the bible and theories, that have only lead to many people claiming to be “Christians” when they are not. The bible clearly states & when you use your head to think, it makes sense that:
Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. Romans 8:9 NKJV
If you still don’t get it, let me use this analogy to illustrate my point:
Practicing Christians are a like professional football players. How? Well to have the title of a professional footballer, they must go through a process:
They probably started playing for fun when they were young (Sunday School/Youth Group),
then joined a team (Joined A Group In The Church),
listened to the instructions and tactics in training (Listened To The Messages In Church Services),
most probably made a lot of mistake at first but worked hard to learn from them and got better (Fell Into Temptation, Sinned; But Got Up, Got Baptized, Kept Moving Forward & Was Most Probably Persecuted Because Of Their Faith),
practiced outside of training (Used Their Faith In The Word Of God & Practice What They Learned In Church in their life etc…),
started to see developments, got better & people started to notice their progress (Their Strong Relationship With God Becomes Evident Not Just To Themselves But To Others),
and before you knew it they were being scouted and got signed to a professional team (They Received The Holy Spirit, Experiencing The New Birth & Even Be Called To Do More In The Work Of God).
They got the shirt of the football club they represent with their name on it (Name Written In The Book Of Life), got their money (Life & Life more abundantly) and all the other benefits and stresses of being a professional footballer (The Narrow Way That Leads To Life).
THEY MADE IT! The Person Can Call themselves A Professional Footballers, or in the case of a believer in the bible, a Professional Christian, Right?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-25 NKJV
It just baffles me that with these verses in their faces, believers still go about interpreting the bible in their own way, disputing and confusing other to believe their theory. Which is clearly going against the Word of God.
May God help us all.
P.S. I am not saying Steven Gerrard is a Christian or a believer, I’m just using him as an example of a professional footballer. I used him because he is a LEGEND and I support Liverpool FC.
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