Wednesday, July 23, 2008

1 john 2:19

1 john 2:19 "They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us"

I am a musician. i love playing guitar, and have made a "covenant" with the Lord regarding my

use of music. i have quite a bit of material, but am not ashamed to admit that i need and require help.

unfinished tunes, no lyrics....i so desire collaboration with what God has blessed me with.

but i want to collaborate with "like minded" believers. i really don't care much about what church they go to, but there are aspects to God's message i would like to convey and i would hope to find those who are gifted musically, and at the same time agree on the doctrines of Grace.

i have gotten a couple responses and these things concern me now, because i know it is on a much larger scale.

there are "Christians" who speak the same lingo, say amen to the same things, but when you look at their lives, their music /DVD collection, myspace pages, and the books they read you know

they are not the same as one who has really grasped what Christ has done for them.

it cannot be life as usual...IT CAN'T!!!!! i don't know how to speak to those who seem/speak as if their in complete agreement with you, but they aren't. is this self delusion? if you point out to them that a true follower of Christ loves the things Christ loves, and hates the things that Christ hates....what would they do? sure we all stumble and struggle with the things/pleasures of this world....but our lives need to be marked with a growth toward holiness. if you are a christians and think that the "Simpsons" are ok to watch.... or you still crank up those ac/dc cds....think that sex outside marriage is just a small deal... you need to question your walk with Him, for it is those very things that caused Him to die for us. when we snicker over off color or sexual humor.... listen to music that glorifies sex drugs and R&R....we should grieve.

i made an off color comment yesterday about a lesbian i know. i got chuckles and the attention i desired....and could not sleep last night thinking about how awful it must have grieved my Father in heaven. not to mention the testimony i gave. how someone can live in that state continuously without it bothering them is beyond me.

again...they say all the right things, seem to believe the same things, but you can see that there is something wrong and i find this to be a very grievous thing.

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