"It is for this purpose that I was born, and for this cause that I came into this world, to testify to the Truth. For anyone who is on the side of Truth, listens to me." ~Jesus Christ
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Seeking who's honor ?
Doug Wilson :
The more we care about honoring God, the less we will care about receiving honors from men. The more we care about being approved as a faithful workman of God, the less we will care whether others condemn or oppose us on their own puny authority (2 Tim. 2:15). Modern Christians are constantly exhorted to care. This is... legitimate; indeed it is inescapable. But the problem is that we are told regularly to care about all the wrong things.
It is said among us, “If we continue to maintain that God created the world in six days, we will not be granted academic respectability.” To which we must reply, well, who cares? Why should we care that the guardians of the academy believe we are not intellectually respectable? They believe that the moose, the sperm whale and the meadowlark are all blood relatives. Why do we want their seal of approval? It is like asking Fidel Castro to comment on the economic viability of Microsoft.
Doug Wilson, Sanctified Apathy, Tabletalk, November 2002, pp. 60–61
We should not be seeking the recognition of the present world system above recognition of Him who created all things . It is The One True Creator that we are to serve .
1 PETER 1:12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
1 PETER 1:14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
MATHEW 10:28 Matthew 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.