Monday, June 15, 2015

Overcome Evil with Good

Rom 12:19  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Rom 12:20  Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Rom 12:21  Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

I asked my old friend if he was in a church. He said he went to a church once and he likes a positive church. No one likes to be condemned and if asked about church going, the usual response is "I am a good person" and I do not like negative condemning churches. I like a positive experience. This explains why the watered down, self centered churches are so popular. There is some value in knowing this because church people at times are judgmental of others. We are to do good and not evil. God is good and God will judge the world through his Son, Jesus Christ. Vengeance is mine; I will repay saith the Lord. Let us not be the avengers of the evil we see. We are to do good works to all, even our enemies we feed and give to drink. Our humble loving service will draw them to question why we are different. Then we can tell them about Jesus who takes away our sins and who keeps us from the wrath of God and eternal hell fire. Be kind for everyone has their own battle. The church's responsibility is to speak the truth of God's word. Let the Holy Spirit speak the word to bring conviction. Let people know that the Bible is God's true word and that there is a right way and a wrong way. There is good and there is evil and it is God who is the judge for he created all things and he is holy and good. People are starving for the truth.

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