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Dwelling on the Word of God: Christians must be witnesses to the Truth (Wednesday 16th October 2013)
|Posted on October 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM|
Taken from St Paul's Letter to the Romans (Romans 2:1-11)
'Your stubborn refusal to repent is only adding to the anger God will have towards you on that day of anger when his just judgements will be made known. He will repay each one as his works deserve. For those who sought renown and honour and immortality by always doing good there will be eternal life; for the unsubmissive who refused to take truth for their guide and took depravity instead, there will be anger and fury.'
'He will repay each one as his works deserve.' If you were to die today do you think God will pay you well? It's an interesting thought and one to ponder.
St Paul suggests that always doing good will bring us to eternal life. But for those who do not do good and who do not submit themselves to the Truth, there will be anger and fury.
Many in our world today believe that it is a risk worth taking; to not submit oneself to the Truth. Put God to one side, or perhaps not believe in Him at all and just get on with life. This is a significant risk. In fact it is the most significant risk anyone could take. It's potentially the difference between eternal life and eternal damnation. It is not a risk worth taking, ever!
It is the job of the Christian to spread the Good News, to spread that Truth of God to all people.
It's a harsh message, to suggest we have a choice between eternal life and eternal damnation. It is very harsh, but it is the truth; it is reality. But done in a spirit of love and compassion we can change peoples minds. We can bring them to the Truth and, God-willing, save souls.
The best way of spreading this Good News and the Truth is by example. By living good holy lives - free of judgement, hate, distrust, gossip and complaining - we can show people that true joy can be found in Christ.
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