Published by Jerry Baysinger on 29 Oct 2020

GRACE VERSUS LAWLESSNESS

It is written in Matthew 5:14-19, and these are the very words of Christ Jesus,
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 22 Apr 2016

PLEASING GOD VERSUS PLEASING PEOPLE

Whether they realize it or not, many people are more concerned with pleasing people than they are pleasing God.  When you look on Facebook, for example, people want you to “like” their comments.  They want to please people and be noticed and approved by others.  Is that a bad thing?  Not necessarily, after all, we don’t want people NOT to like us.  But what about Christians, should we be pleasing to everyone?   From time to time I read some very critical posts on Facebook about Christians, some even blame all the world’s problems on Christians.  It seems to me rather, that the vast majority of people are willing to “go along with the crowd” to be acceptable to them, even if what they do goes against what God approves of. Continue Reading »