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Zealous for God while working for Satan?

Paul’s recorded defence account before the Jews (Acts 22)

Paul was a believer in Judaism.
Paul was sincere in Judaism.
Paul was zealous for God in Judaism.
Paul was educated in Judaism.
Paul had witnesses who knew he was zealous and educated in Judaism.

Paul’s conversion,

Paul was miraculously called by Jesus (Acts 9).
Paul was “born out of due time” (1 Cor. 15:8).
Paul went to Damascus in order to be told what to do.
Paul obeyed the gospel (immersed in water - 9:18, 22:16).
Paul became productive for the church of Christ.

Practical Application,

We may be zealous for God. We may be educated in denominational doctrines and traditions (1 Tim. 4:1-2). And we may be sincere, ignorantly persecuting those pertaining to the Way (Gal. 1:13). Yet like Paul, though no longer miraculously “called out” to obedience. None the less through the medium of the Scriptures we must obey with our thinking minds that form of doctrine (Rom. 6:17) which can deliver us out of darkness and into the Light of Jesus Christ (1 Pt. 2:9). The gospel (Rom. 1:16).

We must deny ourselves (Lk. 9:23). Change our minds (Rom. 12:2). And count the cost (Lk. 14:28).

"Whoever believes and is immersed..." Mk. 16:16

A believer changing mind about what he or she has always practiced. Now confessing Christ as Lord and Master, King and Ruler. Qualifies to the “keys.” The conditions of faith (Heb. 11:6). Individually accountable and intellectually capable. Commanded to be buried in water calling on the authority of Christ for the forgiveness of sins and entrance into His church (Rom. 6:3-4, Acts 2:41, 47). Clothed (Gal. 3:26-27).

Will you be zealous for God while working for Satan? Or will you receive the truth (Jn. 8:32) and become a Christian (Jn. 3:3, 3-5)? You have freewill to chose (Ps. 54:6). Chose wisely. This existence on earth is but a vapour (Js. 4:14). Here this day. Gone tomorrow. There is no second chance in the afterlife (Heb. 9:27).

God loves you (Jn. 3:16). Will you love Him back? (John 14:15). Enough to be saved by grace through faith? (Eph. 2:8-9). Even the faith of a thief? (Lk. 23:43).

We simply pray seeking souls journey with us to heaven on that soon coming faithful Day (2 Thess. 1).

Your servant,
SM

"And now why tarriest thou?"

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You've fallen asleep comfy in your bed, and a fire started in your house. You wake to panic as you become aware of your surroundings, trapped by a wall of lavalike heat. You find yourself in danger, where smoke and flames threaten your life. Your neighbors were capable of seeing the threat and had since called for help. The firefighters arrive on the scene and immediately find you in your bedroom--time for a rescue. Are you yet seen in a location of satety? No, not yet. There still needs to be a transfer from the site of dakness, smoke, and fire to an area of light, fresh air, and safety. And so the firefighters guide you out of certain death into a secure location. You have now been saved, not without damage, trauma, and loss. But you've gained your life and get to learn fowared another day.

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This good news of Jesus Christ "was proclaimed in all creation" to give humankind a way out of the flames and sinful consequences. And we are wise to hear its call.

Is your house on fire?

Ref. Colossians 2:13-24

Your servant,

SM

 

 

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