Key Concept for Spiritual Growth: Bondage To Sin/Who Do You Serve?

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    I came across something earlier this week that I wanted to share. Hopefully it sheds some more light on not only Christianity, but the Character of Christ...

    As I read it earlier this week it struck me, this would be good to post. I'm not sure if this is the exact passage, but if it's not it's a good one nevertheless. I'll have another or two more to share hopefully before the weekend's over.

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    No offense, but the point is confusing. It says Christ is great but we serve him only because we have to. It forgets the simple fact that faith in Christ is what will save us, not being forced to.
     
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    That brings us back to God first in all things, Marc. Which is where we all begin. Think Conscience as being the conduit. :):):):):)
     
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    Where is that point made? The point that we are forced to serve Christ that is.
     
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    Remember too, that Christ did Not come to Condemn. According to Him, we All fall short, and are already Condemned. He didn't come to rub salt in the wounds, but to Heal, and bring Salvation. I would suggest that one of the things He might want Us to do is stop throwing stones. He wanted Us to start turning Our Lives Around, helping Each other along the way. Just a thought.
     
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    I believe that's the salient point in your statement. Otherwise known as repentance, a turning away from sin. Sin = disobedience to God.

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    I choose to love.

    And the One I love does not demand that I "serve" Her.
     
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    God IS love my friend.
     
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    I tend to believe that instructions to serve are more of a roadmap to aid in shedding our egos, than actual instructions to serve people literally. In religion, not only Christianity, but other major religions, it is of paramount importance to stop identifying so strongly with human will and ego, and be subservient to the will of God, or in other words, have faith. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think much of Biblical and other religious text is written to teach attitudes more than commandments.
     
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    It's both. Both in the sense that the commandments are not just for following the commandment sake, but also for fostering an attitude of love, gratitude, appreciation, worship and holiness for our Creator. I'm referring to Biblically though, I can't nor won't vouch for anything else.
     

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