Posts Tagged ‘human nature’

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This same Good News…is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.” (Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬ NLT)

Researchers at the University of Oxford will spend $3.7 million investigating why people believe in God. Academics have been given a grant to try to find out whether belief in a deity is a matter of nature or nurture. They will not attempt to solve the question of whether God exists but they will examine evidence to try to prove whether belief in God conferred an evolutionary advantage to mankind.

The proof that God does exist is found in churches all over the world today in the form of changed lives! When God changes a yielded soul, it goes against the norms of our human nature: forgiveness, unconditional love, charity, joy while suffering, etc. These are attributes that weren’t in place before, but after a surrendering encounter with God and His Word, they now are!

As you come to church today, ask yourself, Are there things in my life that need to change? Am I still evolving into God’s pattern for my life, or have I stopped and even began regressing towards my old self? Let God prove He still exists for you by moving in your life today. You are loved! See you at church!

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And we were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.” (Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭3‬ NKJV)

According to an article from India, much debate has existed as to why tigers kill and devour people. The author stated that “no responsibility can be attributed to the animal for its actions. The tiger can no more be blamed for killing and devouring than the atom for its blind movements, the fire for burning and consuming or the storm for its destructions…We can see clearly enough that it is not really the tiger, but Nature in the tiger that kills, it is Nature in the tiger that devours”.

It’s easy to look at the fallings and failures of others and give religious commentary as to what’s wrong with them. Truth is, we still contend with our own fallen natures. Though my heart belongs to God, that sin nature must still be overcome. How do I know it exists? If it didn’t, then I’d never face temptations and Satan couldn’t keep me from being a perfect person! It exists in all of us!

Our Christ Life journey is to keep that nature bowed in submission to Jesus Christ. It is a united effort of my desire to belong to Him and his work of trimming away inside of me. Come to Church tomorrow with a made-up mind that Christ will have His opportunity to keep changing your nature! Give yourself the chance to change your stripes! You are loved today!