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“Christianity is a revealed religion.”
– Fr. Desmond Gooneskera

My pastor brought out an important fact – faith in Christ is more successful when it is caught than when it is just taught!

Begin noticing variations of the word, “reveal” throughout the Bible. It’s not just for newbies! God is only known through revelation, and always through Christ.

Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith … mention … you in my prayers; That … God … give unto you … revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know …” – Ephesians 1:15-18

– fritz

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Christians are accused of using the gospel as a form of “Escapism”.

There is “escapism” in the Bible but not the kind usually thought; not escape from problems, difficulties, or struggles – we embrace these.1

God offers escape from the “corruption” it says is in the world through lust; the same term is used elsewhere as “wear and tear” of use.2, 3

[God] has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. – 2nd Peter 1:4 (NIV)

There is a “wear and tear” of just living in this world – sweet children become fodder for COPS, 40 year marriages break apart, once vibrant strong believers lose their first love of Christ.4 It doesn’t have to be this way, God offers escape by using his promises that, when embraced, change our hearts, douses the fires, and lifts the burdens.

– fritz

1 Romans 5:3
2 Colossians 2:22
3 Related Post: Christian Roses – May 13, 2010
4 Revelation 2:4

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