Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stickers as Qualifications???

I'm sure we've all seen the NOTW stickers on cars. To assume that the person driving is a repentant born again believer of Christ is about as reasonable as believing that everyone with a TapOut sticker can actually put you in a choke hold. Now would you really throw a UFC sticker or a the previously mentioned TapOut sticker on your car and then go fight Brock Lesnar or GSP? Absolutely not! If you had a love of MMA fighting, you would train, workout, and put in all kinds of effort into achieving your goal. Otherwise you would most definitely be fighting a losing battle right from the start. Christians have a bigger enemy than Lesnar or Mir or BJ Penn. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. That's right our fight is with Satan yet some want to go out and fight him without training, without a solid workout and with no effort on their part. What I'm talking about is being repentant, spending time in prayer, time in God's Word(the Bible), and having times of fellowship with other believers. We have to train and excercise in these areas to adequately contend for our faith. The problem is people slap a Not of this World sticker on their car and don't spend time training to live up to the claim. I would encourage whoever reads this to do what the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 13:5 and make sure you are in the faith. Slapping a sticker on your car means nothing without backing it up. Just like a TapOut sticker doesn't make someone an MMA fighter and a Roxy sticker doesn't guarantee the person is wearing Ugg boots and a jean skirt(well this one might be true lol), NOTW stickers don't ensure that the person driving is saved and really means nothing if the person is not loving God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
1 Samuel 16:7 (New International Version)
7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

1 comment:

  1. So true my friend. Ray just had a video up where a fella said he was a Christian, but when Ray asked what happens after death he said he would be reincarnated as some animal or something, go figure.

    God bless