|Posted by master sign in on May 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM|
Many years ago I was taken back by a friends legalistic view of the Bible when he said he
felt it was just there to keep people in check, and did not believe in it's teachings. This was a
gentleman that I used to hang around with, and a fellow musician. A few weeks ago, my wife,
and daughter and I were sitting dining at restaurant we like to frequent. while we were just
enjoying our time there together, I happen to look up, and noticed someone who I hadn't seen
in quite some time. I told my wife who it was, and she had to take a second look. It was him.
A few years back he became very upset at us for witnessing about Christ. From that point
forward we hadn't seen of one another. He never noticed me, and I couldn't decide if he was
ignoring me, or not.
After our dining experience I went over and spoke to them, and we all sat and visited. He and
his wife both stated they did not notice me, that I looked familiar from afar, but could not make
out who I was. I hadn't seen him in 5 years or better, but didn't think my features changed that
much. I believe after studying the scriptures that God was protecting me from sin.
We hear the term antichrist, and we tend to think of the one who will come and deceive many
during the 7 year tribulation, but there are many antichrists among us today, and throughout
history. In 2 John we read; Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in
the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the antichrist. That's a lot of food for
thought. How many people do you know that may fit this description? These are people we
are warned to stay away from as Christians.
2 Corinthians 6:14-15 reads ‘Do not be yoked with unbelievers. For what do righteousness, and
wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony
is there between Christ, and Belial?'
What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
We are admonished to not befriend an unbeliever who does not uphold the word of Jesus
Christ and his teachings!
If we read further in this subject we find another warning in 2 John 10-11 which says; If anyone
comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do
not give him a greeting; for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.
While we are to witness to others about Jesus Christ, and help bring them to Him for a saving
salvation, if they are not willing to welcome His teaching, we must dust them off like the dust
on our feet. You've done your work, and planted a seed.