Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Yes, I am a Christian, AND A CHURCH GOING CHRISTIAN TOO!

Sometimes people will say to Christians who go to church, "And you call yourself a Christian!" Yes, I am a Christian because I'm saved, and I also love Christians. I would not backbite my brothers and sisters in Christ because I love them like the bible says we're supposed to. I know they are not perfect and I'm not perfect either. We are all actually far from it. The only person in the whole world who was ever perfect is our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. But thankfully, through the forgiveness of our sins and our spirits being quickened by God's grace and mercy to become Christians, we can fellowship with other believers of like precious faith.

I am happy when I can assemble with other born-again children of God, people who also love the Lord and want to serve him and live for him. It is a joy to sit down with others, open our bibles together, and all hear a good sermon from the KJV bible to encourage and edify one another. A good church is like a refuge from the world. It is a place to concentrate on what is really important in life and how to live for Jesus and not the things of earth.
 
It seems like the whole main theme of the new testament is for brothers and sisters in Christ to love each other. We have a kinship, we're different from the world, we're the called out ones, a peculiar people. I'm thankful for the people who are faithful in attending God's house. Sometimes I think how sad it would be if I went to church and nobody was there.

John 13:35: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
 
John 15:12: This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

I John 3:10: In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

I John 3:14: We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren, He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 
15: Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
 
I John 4:20: If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
 
1 Peter 1:22: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.
   
I Love Church (Link)


Going To Church

 When young I used to go to church
and loved to hear the preacher speak
I longed to learn God's word
and with my heart his will to seek

I listened to the voice of
The Holy Spirit as he spoke
I longed to do my Savior's will
When alone and my spirit broke

I longed to have my loved ones
and my children by my side
I still think it will be worth it all
When I get across that swelling tide

Help me love some people again
Like I used to love back then
The love that the Holy Spirit
put in my heart for my dear kin

Jesus said his mother and brothers
Are they that do his will
With whom the world does not care
But I do love them still

I thank the Lord for all the
times I had at church
for that is where we met
and the Spirit my soul did search

I'm not ashamed to say that
I love that old church bell
For Jesus said "If you love me,"
You'll love your brother as well

(Written in memory of my first country church I went to when I got saved)


John 13:13 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.