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23 Feb

Originally posted on Possessing the Treasure:

by Mike Ratliff

32 Πᾶς οὖν ὅστις ὁμολογήσει ἐν ἐμοὶ ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ὁμολογήσω κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτῷ ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐν [τοῖς] οὐρανοῖς· 33 ὅστις δ’ ἂν ἀρνήσηταί με ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ἀρνήσομαι κἀγὼ αὐτὸν ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐν [τοῖς] οὐρανοῖς. (Matthew 10:32-33 NA28)

32 So everyone who confesses me before men I also will confess him before my Father who is in Heaven 33 and whoever denies me before men I will also deny him before my Father who is in Heaven. (Matthew 10:32-33 a personal translation from the NA28 Greek text)

What does it mean to confess Jesus before men? Is it what so many say in our time that it is a simple profession of faith that you are a “Jesus Follow?” Or as so many do in that they point to their religious affiliation? One thing is made clear in Sacred Scripture…

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Posted by on February 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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  1. J.S.

    February 25, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I have been concerned since last year when TIm Tebow was a model for Jockey underwear and then he went to a word of faith church to celebrate Easter in 2012 http://www.foxcrawl.com/2012/04/07/tim-tebow-easter-speech-at-georgetown-church-30000-people-expected-to-attend/ Here is the church’s website (it has word faith written all over it.)
    http://celebrationchurchtx.com/

     
    • Truthinator

      February 27, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Thanks for visiting and commenting, JS. I share your concern. Too often, anyone with any notoriety who is Christian gets pounced upon as if they are responsible for taking the faith to every available outlet. I understand the desire to get the message out but there is also the need for the speaker to be careful of where and with whom they associate. This is a difficult balancing act at best. I would caution those who think more work will be accomplished for God by someone who has notoriety in the world. I think the opposite is true. God is sovereign and needs no help from pragmatism to accomplish His plans. Please visit again.

       

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