Faith is not knowledge!

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Faith is not the human act of merely consenting to theological knowldge but it is the divine act of submitting both our Intellect and Will to God's revelation. If the Intellect alone is employed, knowledge remains simply as true and good life-giving information. It does not transform our life nor does it give life. Faith without action is dead. Jam 2:26 Will is the faculty of the soul which seeks to love that which is known. And 'loving' is not simply liking the information but the act of becoming what we have come to know. In other words loving is to freely act upon the information in such a way that knowledge becomes a living experience. If I come to know that in order to sustain my life I must drink water and if I do not act on this information and drink water, this knowledge does not do me any good.  In order for my faith to be active and alive, my Will has to be in harmony with the Intellect. It also means both my Intellect and Will should be surrendered to God. The di

Differently oriented

Every individual has inclinations unique to him. Possessing an inclination does not qualify him to do what he wants with them. Society has identified certain acts to be illegitimate as they are harmful to the harmony of human existence.

Someone who is scheming to rob a man and another who is plotting to bomb a railway station are both considered anti social. The society has judicial laws addressing motives such as these.  Same is the case with an individual who has tendency to sexually utilize minors. Anyone, because he is differently oriented, actions, as a result of his disorientation, do not qualify to be legal. 

God is madly in love with all of us despite our wrong orientations, motives and methods. A person who is differently oriented, who is sexually attracted to the same gender, is encouraged to identify the disorientation, experience God’s unconditional love which is loaded with tremendous transforming power and strive towards becoming rightly oriented.

In a television interview last night, an activist demanding legalization of homosexuality, replying to the question ‘what fundamental rights have you been denied?’ he answered “the right to have sex the way I want”.  If such  demands are legalized, I would imagine one wouldn’t have to wait too long to see sex with little minors, off springs, Siblings, parents, animals or corpses, also legalized. I looked at my 3 year old daughter who was carefully tucking her doll into the bed and realized the impact of this statement.

God and his church does not discriminate people with homosexual tendencies. They are unconditionally accepted, just like others who struggle with their own unique tendencies to sin. Church, the body of Christ elevates itself as a beacon of hope for all of us who are sinful. Jesus said “it is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners”

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  1. This is a reality as we see the arguments daily on mercy/assisted killing and euthanasia..similar is the rights mode being taken to new levels...where on earth do we individuals learn to draw a line between desires vs needs and how in heaven can there be justice with out grace...
    Jesus grant us the wisdom to take one day at a time..........keep the young and innocent safe i pray..

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