There has been a lot of discussion on ATS lately about religious beliefs and working for the government, so my question is easy who do you choose,
your job or your God when it comes down to having to choose between one or the other? Most government positions do not have to make their employees
choose but what if you were required too? Who would you choose? Now in order to make a response to this thread within its context you have to believe
in a God otherwise you are trolling this thread and isn't trolling against ATS T&C?
Maybe more importance should be added to this thread? How about you are given the choice of between life and death? Deny God and his existence and
live; choose to believe in an invisible being and die along with your family. Now the stakes have been raised. What do you do?
Of course there is a lot of controversy here on ATS concerning the Christian faith and some of it I agree with (very little) BUT not all. Like in any
religion or better yet any culture there are differences of agreement......being overzealous comes to mind.
I think some of you Christians have forgotten the mission we are on that Christ told us to do? To tell others about the "Good News"? The gospel.....
remember? Now that does not mean to push it down someone's throat but to share it to those who accept it and to those who do not want to hear it? Fine
...... bless them and walk away. Have you been taught how to share the message? Most have not and yet they went out blind and tried and failed
Do you understand the meaning of this teaching?
James 2:14- Faith Without Works Is Dead
14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and
destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are
needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your[a] works, and I will show you my faith by my
works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith
without works is dead?[c] 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was
working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it
was accounted to him for righteousness.”[d] And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith
So you see a man or woman of faith AUTOMATICALLY has works due to his/her FAITH. Sitting on your ass and believing is NOT faith, going to church on
Sunday is NOT faith but getting off your ass and spreading the gospel, healing the sick, comforting those in prisons and hospitals, feeding the poor,
etc... THIS IS FAITH. Faith by works. Works does not get you to God but faith with works do! As mentioned above faith alone is dead and does not bring
you to God. This does NOT mean to go banging on doors and disturbing people, why don't you go for a walk and you will see those in need, if you are a
Christian than the Holy Spirit is with you and he will guide you to where you need to be BUT many can not hear him..... right?
Matthew 6: 25-27: 25 "For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor
for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26"Look at the birds of the air, that they do
not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27"And who of you by being
worried can add a single hour to his life?…
If you worry about your future, how to pay your rent and bills then you have not surrendered...... to God. No faith..... a little pressure and you
snap and easily give up.
So I ask you who comes first in your life?
Your family that God gave you?
Which is it?
Without sounding "HOLIER THAN THOU" ..... the Holy Spirit guided me and told me what to say in this thread. Those that have
discernment of spirit I need a witness. God bless you all.
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