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Peculiar People

What makes a person peculiar, and, are you a peculiar person?

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9 KJV)

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Believe On The Lord

Welcome!  I am glad you came here to read this.

This blog post is for the believer who is not sure that (s)he is saved or for the one who does not have the Lord in their lives but feels that something is missing.  Either way, if you find yourself here reading this, rest assured you are not here by accident.

I know this may be a sensitive subject to some, but to start out, we are going to have to talk about sin.  So, let’s see what the Bible says about sin.  By the way, all scripture quotes will be from the King James Version.

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

Now, granted, the above is only a partial list of sins that will keep one from inheriting the kingdom of God and thus, missing out on eternal life.  But it does cover a wide range of categories making the thrust of the verse clear.  That is, “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) 

But there is a way out, God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the full cost for our sins when He was put to death on the cross.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

But that is not all, not only will God blot out your sins through Jesus Christ, but He also gives us eternal life as a free gift.  In order to obtain this free gift of eternal life there are three things you must do:

1 – Confess your sins to the Lord (1 John 1:9)
Repent of your sins, that is, turn from your sins and turn to Gods holiness (Proverbs 28:13)Confess your sins to the Lord (1 John 1:9)
2 – Trust in Jesus alone to wash you from your sins and to give you eternal life (Romans 10:9)Confess your sins to the Lord (1 John 1:9)
3 – Repent of your sins, that is, turn from your sins and turn to Gods holiness (Proverbs 28:13)Confess your sins to the Lord (1 John 1:9)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)

The Lord created us all as eternal beings.

Therefore, we will all spend eternity somewhere.  Either in the presence of God, enjoying the eternal life that He freely gives, or we will spend it in hell, bearing the wrath of God for eternity as the just punishment for our sins.

It is a choice which each of us must make, and we must make it alone and for ourselves only.  But God does not promise tomorrow to anyone.  Our lives are fragile and could end at any moment.

Therefore, it is imperative that we choose life now, while it is still today.

Do not harden your heart.

Choose Life now!

Stranger In A Strange Land

A Peculiar Person

Perhaps you have read the famous (or infamous) novel by Robert A. Heinlein, “Stranger In A Strange Land”.

Valentine Michael Smith, the main character of the story, was a Martian, brought to Earth by explorers of the Red Planet. The majority of the story revolves around Smith, an outsider to anything and everything of Earth, including its culture, traditions, and etc. Slowly, and many times painfully, he integrated himself into the society that we take for granted. Over time, Earth changed Smith, and the reader must decide whether the change was for the better.

As peculiar people, we find ourselves in quite the opposite situation. Like Smith, we are strangers here. The earth is not our home. But unlike Smith, we are not to be influenced by the society and culture in which we find ourselves. No, rather, we are to influence the culture, to be salt and light, to bring hope to a dying world.

Our Eternal Destiny

And when our time on this earth is finished, like Abraham of old, we look for an eternal home.

“For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:10, KJV)

As with Abraham, this strange land is not our home. As a peculiar person, my home is a city built by the Hand of God. And what a home it is.

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” (Revelation 21:2-7, KJV)

Imagine! A city where the King of Glory dwells with His people! That is our home, the place our hearts yearns for!

But for a little while, we must dwell in this strange land, a land where darkness reigns. A land where distraction and temptation lie at every turn for the peculiar person, where we are hated by its rulers, and where the battle for our hearts and minds rages forever a constant in our lives.

But in Christ Jesus, we must be and shall be overcomers.

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” (James 1:12, KJV)

We Are The Light Of Jesus To A World In Darkness

It has been said, that to many people we (Christians) are the only Jesus they will ever know.  If they never go to church, never listen to an evangelist, never read a Bible, then we are their only chance of knowing the love of God and the salvation that He so freely gives.

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