Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Do we work for Christ?

When I read this verse this morning, It really made me think alot.
Here is a person, Paul, who has clearly dedicated His life to tell others about the good news of Jesus, of eternal life with Him and His mighty power from within, and Paul is sitting in prison!
I ask the question, would I do that?

In Luke 10, Jesus tells His disciples to GO OUT and tell others about the good news of Jesus. But this wasn't just for His disciples, its for all of us. We all need to go out and spread the Word of God, disciple to those who don't know Jesus.
Jesus says in Luke 10:16 "Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me", so you don't really have to worry about how people are going to react..this is between them and Jesus. Your are just a messenger/disciple for Jesus to tell others, Jesus will do the rest of the work.
Sounds so easy, but is it?

Paul tells us about some of the good things that Jesus has to offer us...Paul took it upon himself to really spread the Word of God (even given his situation), and I believe we were called to do the same. I don't do this, I admit, and that's fine....because there is always a future and I don't have to look at what I have done in the past because through the grace of God, we are forgiven for our past sins.

Question:
How difficult would you or have you found doing what Paul is doing in this verse (Telling others about the good news)?

Reading: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Colossians%202:1-4&version=NLT

2 comments:

  1. Bible is not the Pure message that Jesus preached. Bible is written by people who never saw Jesus.
    Jesus used to prostrate on the ground and pray to his Lord same as the Muslims.
    Jesus used to eat meat which had to be bled and prayed on same as the Muslims.
    Jesus was circumcised same as the Muslims.
    Jesus used to pray to One God same as the Muslims.


    If you want to know who Jesus really was go and read the chapter called Mary in the Quran.

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    The following is from the Gospel of John 5:30 - 31 from the Arabic Bible. In English Bible you will get the word God in the place of Allah. The millions of Arab Christian use Allah not God. The word God is used only by the English speaking Christians.

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    Gospel of John 5:30 -31

    "On my own I am powerless. I judge as I am told (told by Allah). My judgement is just because I do not act based upon my own will but rather I submit to Allah's will. The will of Allah has sent me as his messenger. If I represent Myself my representation is different from and inferior to what Allah directs me to do".

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    From the above statement Jesus Christ is clearly stating he is sent by Allah as a messenger (Prophet) to guide the mankind.

    According to the above statement in the Gospel of John, Jesus must be teaching Islam.

    Islam means: Being in peace by sincerely submitting to the will of God.

    In the above statement from the Bible Jesus clearly says he is submitting to the will of God.

    In the above statement you can say Jesus cannot be the God.

    Quran says he is the Prophet of God like Moses, Abraham, Muhammad, David.
    Peace and blessing of Allah be upon all his prophets.

    www.muslimjesus.net

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  2. Dear Muslim Jesus.
    Thank you for your comments. They truly are a "fun" read.
    Whilst I enjoy comments from everyone I would just like to point out that this blog site is not a religious debate site. Many people reading this blog, and I know this as fact,have alreadydecided to call Jesus their Lord and Saviour. Attempts from other religion facts trying to persuade christians that they are worshopping the wrong God and Jesus is a prophet - should be made in the right forum, not here.

    Second, you are quite correct. Our Arab Christian brothers and sisters use the name "Allah" for the God of the Bible. Allah is simply the Arab word for god. In the Arabic Bible, the Word Elohim (Hebrew for God) or Theos (Greek for God) is always translated as Allah. Incidentally, the Arab Christians called God "Allah" LONG BEFORE THE BIRTH OF MUHAMMAD AND ISLAM.
    There is no doubt, or argument, that the Arabic word "Allah" means God! Before the advent of Islam, the Arabs referred to Pagan deities, such as Hubul (the major god of the Kaa'bah and the city of Mecca), as "allah". Hubul, however, WAS NOT the same "Allah" preached by Muhammad. Likewise, the English term "god" can refer to the God of the Bible or to other deities such as Brahma, Osiris, Shiva, or Krishna who ARE NOT the same as the God of the Bible.
    The God (or Allah) of the Bible revealed His message of salvation and love, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, to humankind and, as it is often said, God knows best!
    Good luck in your quest to prove that Jesus is just a prophet, but you certainly will not get any further effort from me to prove who Jesus Christ actually is.

    I would love other opinions here as well.

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