Originally posted by wildtimes
I had to leave every job because I couldn't keep my mouth shut about what I saw, and because it made me sick to be expected to be party to it.
I'm not an affiliated "Christian" per se, but I believe in doing the right thing, which I understand is presented as what he taught. So, yes, I agree
with what Jesus Christ is reported to have said about treating others with kindness and disdaining material success....
You probably know Jesus more than many other Christians!
The problem with many real people I deal with is they treat 'making a living' as an entirely separate entity from being a Christian!
It just can't be, it's a non-Biblical belief/false understanding of the Bible!
How you treat worldly dealings will also reveal your relationship to God. To God these things are detestable - money, possessions, lust of the flesh,
and the pride of life(you can pretty much guess what the 'pride of life' is). God did not mean it in relative terms, but in absolute terms!!
For God never once say animals are detestable by themselves!! Does anyone know the implications???!!
Sheep = NOT detestable!!
money, possessions, pride of life = detestable!!
You work hard for money, you therefore love money!! Even if you justify soul- winning your co- workers. Your earnings are not your rewards!! Your
reward is eternal life!!! Your earnings goes back to the poor as much as possible!!! Therefore, even under a good salary, you live a very austere
life, you live in poverty, cheapest homes, cheapest, most economic car, cheapest everything!!! Just so you can give more to the poor!!
Enact justice in this unjust evil world!!! Be the light of this world!!!
I am not telling these things as a rule or things to follow. No one must do these because I said so.... But this is a TEST!!!
Are you a professing Christian and claim to be have been reborn of the Spirit??? Then you'll do, you'll hunger, you'll have passion for the things of
the Spirit even if no one tells/teaches you. Your new instincts, new nature as a new creation will manifest!! Your heart and you can lie to God, but
your works, your fruits will betray you! You are NOT his seed!!
edit on 28-9-2012 by ahnggk because: (no reason given)