I remember someone witnessing to me many years ago when I was a Roman Catholic.  They gave me some biblically based literature which included revealing the anti-biblical person/position of the Roman Catholic Pope of Rome.  Way back then, after reading the material I was given, I had two reactions that I clearly remember.  One was interest (I read it all)  and the other was a type of fear.  I hid the literature.  It’s truthful contents sounded very strange to me.  I didn’t want anyone to see it, so I hid it, … BUT … I didn’t throw it out.  

The truths that were presented  to me went against the grain of the beliefs that I had held dear for almost 40 years of my life.  They were beliefs held by the multitudes.  These truths that I read were so strange, different, and scary to me at that time.  They couldn’t be true, … or could they.

In time the Lord sent someone else to gently but boldly witness to me, and I was lead to the path of searching for the truth.  I found that truth in God’s Word, the Bible, and I was born again.

We do not gauge truth by popular opinion.  Just because “everybody” does it or believes it doesn’t make it true or right. We as born again Christians know that oh so well.

Some food for thought…

In our day there is a widespread embrace of remembering the birth of Jesus Christ.   It’s called Christmas.  This Roman Catholic Christmas is accepted as a legitimate Christian observance even by born again Christians.  I would say again … just because “everybody” does it or believes it, doesn’t make it true or right. 

Jesus did say to remember … remember His atoning death… for sinners like me and you…

“For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew [proclaim, promulgate:–declare, preach, shew, speak of, teach] the Lord’s death till he come.” 

Proclaim the  Lord’s atoning death for lost sinners…

Do it in remembrance of Jesus…

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew [proclaim, promulgate:–declare, preach, shew, speak of, teachthe Lord’s death till he come.

From the housetops…

Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

For the love of Jesus…

Romans 5:8-11 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.



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