Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Are you a prisoner of the law?

23Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. 24So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. 25Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.
26You are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:23-28)

A blog was brought to my attention today. http://catholicsandheretics.blogspot.com.
It is called "fighting the devil in sin city". You might want to visit this blog. Apparently this blogger has decided to make it his mission to point out all the people who are not strictly following the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
I looked at all of the blogs to date on this website, and there are five.
I looked to see how many times "Jesus'" name is mentioned in the blog. With the exception of the name of a Church, Christ the King, Jesus has no mention in this blog.(I did find "Our Lord" is mentioned once.) (The Holy Spirit is mentioned in one of the writings that is being criticized.) Then I looked to see how many times the word "love" is mentioned. I did not find the word love mentioned in any of the five postings.
Now I ask you, how do we fight the devil without Jesus and love?
I do not usually like to be critical in my blog because I would rather point out the good and pray for the bad. I could not do it this time.
This person is caught up in the law and has not found the message of Jesus. This person is critical of people, programs, and churchs that are attempting to bring Jesus and love to others.
The church is a voice which should be bringing people the good news of Jesus. That message is about God's love for us and how we should love God and one another. If the message is about something else, the point has been missed.
We are all one in Jesus because we are all dearly loved by Jesus. Let's remember that and forget about the rest. The law is about the church, the love is about Jesus.

Peace and love,


"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. " (1 John 4:9-10)

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