Jesus’ calling on our lives

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Jesus’ calling on our lives

Jesus’ calling in our lives is not for protection of self but selfless love for others.

We cannot do both at the same time.  Either we put our own needs ahead of the people we are called to love or we put their needs above our own.  Only one of these demonstrates real love.

It is fear that causes us to protect self and love that woos us into forsaking ourselves for a greater calling.  Fear and love have no common ground.  We are called to this love and our Father is capable of giving us all the protection our hearts will need.


What is the Truth?


I still don’t understand…

I still don’t understand how those who actually follow the Qur’an are considered to be extremists while those who apparently do not are seen as the Muslim majority.  After all, the Qur’an promotes hatred and violence to the “infidel” (all non-believers).

So is it that the vast majority of Muslims don’t read the Qur’an?  Or perhaps they don’t believe it…  Either way, it’s hard to take a religion that is violent in its very nature (and in the book and teachings it considers holy) and label it as peace loving.

Guns have been prevalent in this nation {U.S.A.] for centuries and yet it is only in the past few decades that the types of killings like the one in San Bernardino have become prevalent.  So to point to something that has remained unchanged (and in fact more restrictive than it once was) for so long is illogical.  If we want to understand how to rip this up by the roots we need to discover what in fact has changed.

I can see only one thing that has changed dramatically and that is this nation’s position towards God.  We embarked on a mission to create a godless and yet moral society, all along boasting that we are a “post-Christian nation.”

Yet our morality has rapidly declined in ways that are evidenced in many more ways than just a few shootings.

So the solution is not found in the taking away of firearms. It is found in the adding (re-instituting) of God as the head over this nation.  Until we see change on that front we can count on experiencing more of the same.


He who has been forgiven much loves much

“He who has been forgiven much loves much.”  So it stands to reason that those of us who have been saved from the death we deserve are the last to condemn others.  This results from an honest perspective that no matter how far along we are in our walk with Jesus, we are still flawed.

If I am forgiven my huge debt only to hold accountable those indebted to me then I have cheapened the gift and insulted the One who gave it at such great cost.

 

~ Mitch Salmon


Mitch SalmonMitch Salmon fisher of men iconis the founder of Fisher of Men Productions and  a follower of Jesus Christ and proclaimer of the Good News – The Gospel of Christ Jesus!

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