Tuesday, January 10, 2006

...And now back to our regularly scheduled theological posts...


"My brethren, let me say, be like Christ at all times. Imitate him in "public." Most of us live in some sort of public capacity—many of us are called to work before our fellow-men every day. We are watched; our words are caught; our lives are examined—taken to pieces. The eagle-eyed, argus-eyed world observes everything we do, and sharp critics are upon us. Let us live the life of Christ in public. Let us take care that we exhibit our Master, and not ourselves—so that we can say, 'It is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me.'"
—Charles Spurgeon

7 comments:

Puritan Belief said...

I don't think Mr Spurgeon could have made it any clearer.

The world can't wait but jump in on any of our failings.

I think another great verse which I personally should say to myself every time I am annoyed with someone.

"Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt"

Many people often forget the second bit and find theselves being just nice people,we are not only to be gracious but it is always good to get out the gospel salt shaker.

Rob Somers said...

Yes, I agree Puritan Belief, it is not just enough to be a nice person in public. We must be salty too. Its a lot of stuff to think about. For me, I end up making it my business, or else I don't do well at all. I guess I am one of those people who can't do too many things at once - at least not well. :)

Antonio said...

Julianne,

Can I ask you a question? You made a comment over at another blog about me today. There has been alot of hubbub concerning a post I recently wrote. The concern is assurance of eternal life in theology.

Had you read my last post on this subject before you made that kind of mean spirited comment about me?

If you didn't or anyone else wants to read it please refer to:

Do You Have Eternal Life? How Do You Know?

Antonio

Julianne said...

Antonio,

My comment about you was entirely seperate from your assurance post. It was merely an observation to what I have seen from you both here on my blog and on my friends' blogs. You have have had to be deleted and corrected several times on various blogs. You have a reputation which I think you want. You may leave comments as they pertain to the subject at hand. Thank you,
Julianne

W. H. Conner said...

Good call, Julianne...

It's wonderful to know that, as the Spirit draws me into submission and dependance on the Lord, the natural byproduct of that work is "Salt and Light" raining on those within my sphere..............................Please let me know if you welcome general participation in your blog, or if you prefer that comments be generated by your "posse"...

Take Care,

Hayes

Rand said...

Ah yes!

Booohooohooo!!! Antonio read something he didn't like and now, sister Julianne is "mean spirited".

Antonio is a 100% wicked heretic, in the most Biblical definition of the word.

"A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject" (Titus 3:10)

You know what the Greek word for heretick is in the above verse? It means: a divisive man, a man who brings schisms. And that's what Antonio is. He spends all his time on websites that hold to the Doctrines of Grace and spreads his unscriptural views that are always lacking.

Puffed up with pride, he comments to straighten us all out... that's right, he's going to educate all of us Calvinist-dummies. The sad thing is that, like the Laodiceans, he thinks he's got it all figured out, yet he is unable to see that it is he who needs a good straightening.

Learn humility Antonio, learn true doctrine, and if don't like what you are reading, why don't you change your literary diet.

"Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble." (1 Peter 5:5)

Truth and Zeal said...

“He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles.” (Proverbs 21:23)

“Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.” (Ephesians 4:29)

Brothers, we all need to be applying these verses in our communication with each another.