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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Was I called a name?

The other day I was talking to another Christian about world events and just plain old every day topics. As we got deeper into the conversation, he called me a conservative. It's been days later now, but for some reason, I can't get that word out of my mind. It seems so obvious to me that as Christians, we would all fall under that catagory, but as I look around, maybe I'm wrong.

In John 14: 6, Jesus told Thomas, I am the way, the truth, and life. No one comes to the Father except through me. As we look throughout the Bible, we see specific rules and regulations that we need to live by in order to have a strong relationship with our Lord. These rules are far different than what the world lives by. Our ways to them do seem conservative and strict, but to us our obedience to the Lord comes from a heart of Love, not fear. So when someone who doesn't know Jesus calls me a conservative, then I understand it, but when a Christian calls me the same, it puzzles me.

As Christians, we should not be liberal enough to dismiss abortion (the world would say it's the mothers right, but the Bible says it is murder), to be passive in our evangelism (the world says that everyone has the right to choose their God, and that we will all make it to a higher level, but Jesus said NO, you can only make it to the Father through Him), to stand up for what the Bible says (the world says that it is an outdated piece of Literature, we say it is the infalible Word of God), or to stand up for Jesus (the world claims that Jesus is a myth, we say he is alive and will return).

Yes, I am a conservative in the eyes of the people who don't know the Lord. Yes, I used to think the same way until the Lord brought me back into His loving arms. And yes, I pray that all of us one day will become conservatives so that this great nation will return to it's Godly roots.

So in conclusion, as I write this blog, it becomes very obvious to me that I am more of a conservative than I thought, and I praise God for that title. So, was I called a name? I know my friend meant nothing bad by it, so I'll have to say no. However, it is now a title that I will wear with pride. I'M A CONSERVATIVE AND A JESUS FREAK, AND PROUD OF IT..... Wow, that felt good to get off my chest, I think I'll say it more ofter.....:)

Praying for all of us,
Pastor Mike

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