Tag Archive: Salvation

  1. In the World but Not of It.

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    “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.” 2 Peter 3:17

    It is no secret to people who knew me growing up, that I was less than perfect; many can go as far as saying I was a nightmare at times, especially my parents.  I spent a great deal of time going against the grain, in a bad sort of way, wanting to shock those around me with how okay I was at doing the “bad” thing.  I was tattooed, pierced, drank, smoked cigarettes, attempted to try drugs, cussed, had premarital sex….really the list could go on and on.  (Side note:  I am not saying everything I did was bad, such as having a drink, but how I did it definitely was, that is a story for another time.)  For those of you who didn’t know me prior to renewing my faith, I am genuinely sorry if this upsets you. (more…)

  2. Reevaluate and Repent

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    “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.” James 2:10 NIV

    “For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws.” NLT

    I wanted to add the New Living Translation to this because I think it says it beautifully.  So many people believe “my sin isn’t as big as his, all I did was lie or stole a grape from the package.  That’s not as big as the sin of a child molester, rapist or murderer.”  But the Bible begs to differ.  God says if you commit one, then you are as guilty as committing them all.  What an eye-opener. (more…)