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Conform Not To The Pattern Of The World!

Romans 12:2a

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgHave you ever been asked to conform to something? Ever gave in to the crowd – the peer group around you? Have you ever succumbed to the pressure put on you by others? Has this pressure ever happened theologically? Have you ever felt pressure to change your theology because of the feelings or views of others?

This past week a very liberal mayor – of a large US city – Houston – demanded that five ministers in her city turn over sermons they had written about homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The mayor – misusing her power – had subpoenas sent to these five pastors – trying to intimidate them. Legal support for the five pastors is fighting this reproach on the 1st Amendment. The saga continues and you can read about it and listen to a video on it here.

What is it that the world tries to convince you are right when you know they are not? What is the world trying to tell you contrary to the Scriptures you know? Do not mold your thoughts to the world’s standard. Hold to truth – the truth found in the Word of God. Do not conform to the patter of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Marriage is between one man and one woman.  The world can approve whatever it wants – but the Word of God is clear – God created man and woman to be united – not man and man or woman and woman.  It is sinful to do what the world does.  We must be faithful and follow the Bible not the world!

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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October 17, 2014 - Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , ,

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