He is a Christian. She is a Christian.

Therefore, he or she can do nothing bad whatsoever to me. He will not shout at me, curse at me, we will not fight....and so on....

But did you know that even the best people have their own tendencies and fall short of the glory of God?  "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23). 

Let's look at past Bible examples. When God decreed that David, the young shepherd king be crowned king, King Saul wanted to kill him. When David was king and King Saul was dead, he committed adultery with Bathsheba and murdered Bathsheba's husband, Uriah. By the time David's son Solomon was king, he too committed a sin when he took for himself 700 wives and 300 concubines! (note: the kings of Israel were forbidden to take in many wives for their self) More so, he took in women of the Hittites, Sidon, Amon and Moab and even Pharaoh's daughter, all of whom worshipped false gods!

"No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." (1 Corinthians 9:27) The apostle Paul here compares himself to the racers of the Isthmian race, a well-known athletic games event in Corinth. Here, combatants were on a spare diet and did exercises. They were used to hardships. This only means we must keep "beating ourselves", figuratively speaking, and lend our bodies slave to Christ. And more so because we are imperfect human beings. We sin. 

The most religious man even has its own threshold. "There is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins." (Ecclesiastes 7:20) . 

Remember, whenever you think there are fake Christians, it's not their fault. It's a natural result of inherited imperfection. Remember Jesus' words: "And why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own?"

 

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Published by Joanne Giselle Degamo