A Typical or Atypical Pastor's Wife-whichever one you come to believe

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Monday, December 1, 2008

"The Consistent Christian" Part 1

For the next couple of days I will be sharing some things written by William Secker, a writer from the 1600's, on practical Christianity. One of my greatest pet peeves is what I call "plastic Christians". They look real good on the outside, but on the inside they are hollow and empty. They posses the name "Christian", but they are but a poor replica, without life, a statue of what they profess, cold, unmoving, and hard. Like plastic army men, they stand as if in the army of God, but in actuality, are nothing more than a decoy, a luring into certain death. These writings are based on the basic belief that "a singular Christian will perform singular actions".

WHY a Christian should do more than others—
1. Because more is done FOR him than for others.
2. Because he is more nearly RELATED to God than others.
3. Because he PROFESSES more than others.
4. Because he is inwardly CONFORMED to the Redeemer more than others.
5. Because he is WATCHED more than others.
6. Because if he DOES no more than others--it will appear that he IS no more than others.
7. Because he is appointed to be a JUDGE of others.
8. Because he EXPECTS more than others.

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