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It is Not the Gospel You Believe.



Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is. His good pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2


“If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.”  St. Augustine of Hippo

The Bible will challenge you in your life in so many ways. There are some things it will force you to accept about yourself that needs changing that you do not like. So for example there is a misbelief in many Christian circles that you are to forgive unconditionally. No where does it say that in the Bible.

There is also a misbelief that Jehovah is like a genie in a bottle that only exists to serve us.

These are worldly beliefs.

The way to transform our minds is by reading our Bibles, listening to sermons and having good Christian mentors that will teach us Jehovahs ways and praying for Jehovah to bless you with enlightenment. Then the Holy Spirit enlightens us to be able to test with the scriptures the false teachings and to know Jehovahs will in your life.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Bara (The Lord Creator) for blessing me with creating in me a unceasing heart, mind and soul that desires to be transformed into the precious child You crave for Your child to ascend to. Thank you for transforming a lumpy clod of clay into a cherished vessel on Your Divine potters wheel. I thank you in the name of He who transformed simple fishermen into Holy flames that set their world on fire Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


Author: ropheka

After faithfully serving the Lord in China for ten years as a teacher I have been called home to care for my aged mother who has numerous disabilities. As well I regularly do volunteer work visiting seniors in a seniors home. I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

4 thoughts on “It is Not the Gospel You Believe.

  1. Great encouragement today. Thank you.

  2. Great read this morning!! Really like that quote from St. Augustine!!

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