Do Biblical Christians need a Religious Freedom Law?

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I am a Biblical Christian, and I do not personally have a need for a “Religious Freedom Law.”  As a Biblical Christian I believe in the Trinity of God, the Word of God (Bible), and I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who is “the way the truth and the light.”  “I am the way and the TRUTH and the LIFE.  No one comes to the Father (God) except through me.  If you really knew me, you would know my Father (God) as well.  From now on, you do know him and have seen him,” John 14:6-7, paraphrased by author.

The Trinity of God is my life and my shield.  To be a follower of Jesus Christ and to testify that He is my Lord and Savior places me in the protective hands of Almighty God.  I have not been promised an easy road.  There will be trials, hardships, persecutions and maybe even death for those who choose to follow Christ.  There will also be true life lived on earth in the love of His Spirit’s leading if we follow Him on the “narrow path” that He calls us to walk.

Yes, laws are required because of the disobedient nature of man, but the Church of Jesus Christ, is His bride (man does not understand unless they have been called by God).  His Church is to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, and if all who claim to be His were truly following the Spirit’s lead, man would not need humanistic and legalistic religious laws.  This is my personal point of view and is simplistic in its very thought for the world is a very complicated and opinionated place in which to live.

My God revealed to man a standard by which he should walk in daily life. If man would submit, obey and adhere to God’s standards, there would be “heaven on earth.”

Jesus, himself, said that not everyone would enter the kingdom of Heaven.  Why, because of man’s disbelief and his desire for darkness—to live in the humanistic spirit of man— rather than light—to live in the spiritual spirit of God.

Man, however, chooses not to acknowledge, obey or even recognize the supremacy or the existence of God. His (Man’s) ways have always led to godlessness and immorality.  Look around you and even to history to see the evil and discriminatory practices man is capable of doing without God.

Look at America’s leaders today and even most of her people.  Are they men and women filled with the Holy Spirit who are honest and are investing their lives for the glory of the Risen Savior or are they simply lining their pockets with the materialistic pleasures of worldliness in all its many forms—greed, materialism, immorality, lying, envying and etc.

As a small business owner and as a Biblical Christian, I display a non-discrimination statement at my business site.  It is not just for display, but I try to live my life in a non-discriminatory way.  My statement reads as follows:

I am not anyone’s judge.  I consider the contents of my writings, my business dealings and my biblical beliefs to be non-judgmental.  I do not discriminate nor do I believe or condone any acts of discrimination against any person no matter what race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, Veteran status or any other status or condition protected by law.

Biblical Christians are to be beacons of light to those who are walking in darkness.  However, Biblical Christians are not to condone or approve lifestyles that are in defiance of the commandments of God—the Ten Commandments come to mind.  They should welcome opportunities to share the Gospel Message with all whom they come in contact for: “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus,” Romans 3:23-24 NIV.

Love can change hearts; one person at a time. As a Biblical Christian, I must share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  If I refuse, I do not belong to Christ, and I will spend eternity in the “Lake of Fire.”  But, how can I share the love of Christ if I exclude myself from those who need His love and forgiveness?

As quoted in the scripture above, all mankind are sinners.  Sins are acts of the “fleshly” nature of man that are outside the will of a Holy God, and as sinners man cannot enter the presence of God.  Fortunately, “Jesus Christ chose to be the propitiation and atonement for man and by His shed blood on Calvary gave those who choose to obey Him forgiveness of all past, present and future sins.” What a savior is the living God. Do you know this forgiveness?

It is unfortunate that a vast majority of people who claim a religious affiliation practice their sect’s doctrines of faith which in many cases are discriminatory and in some case cruel and unjust. Look at the infighting among those of the various Islamic “beliefs.”  You will find the same in Christianity and Judaism.   “Religious” people in many cases give God a bad name because of their non-loving, judgmental ways.  Are you one? You can change but only through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  Are you willing?

Again, God did not promise an easy road for those who serve Him. In fact, He said there would come persecutions and even death to those who proclaim His name. Biblical Christians should live a life that people would want to emulate, as in be like, so they can have the future HOPE that a true believer’s life hopefully exemplifies.  Please rest assured that Biblical Christians are not perfect, but with Jesus their life is secure in His promise to return for them.

As for me, God is in my heart, and all I need to do is follow His Laws and Commandments and to allow the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to lead; if I do all will be OK.  I do not need a religious freedom law because I have a higher Law than man’s law.

So, I say to all the “cultural Christians,” those who are not possessed by Jesus Christ in that they have not made Him the Lord of their life, who are trying to help God through acts of their own humanistic spirit, Stop It!  The humanistic spirit is not a spirit of “TRUE LOVE” for their fellow man.

The antichrist spirit is alive in America and in the world, but only the Grace of Jesus Christ can bring about true, “Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control, (Galatians 5:22)” in one’s spirit.

Those are my comments for today.  How about you?

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