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4/24/2005 ~ Things I Don't Have To Do To Be Saved


  1. ANCESTRY
  2. BEAUTY
  3. FAME
  4. SMARTER
  5. EQUAL RIGHTS    

Christ is our example.

... There is no beauty that we should desire Him. ... ~ Isaiah 53:1-12

    1) Ancestry

Pedigree is rubbish.

... and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ ... ~ Philippians 3:1-8

    2) Beauty

Is only skin deep.
Have to be young, muscular, and skinny.
You can transform yourself through money.
Or is it that Ugly is now 'In'?

Jesus probably wouldn't have been picked as an “outward” star,
for His true wealth was from within.
Like an old community black & white photo,
everyone and anyone is included.


Do not let your adornment be merely outward - ... ~ 1st Peter 3:3-5

"... and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, ..."
~ Revelation 3:17


No one’s beauty has left an enduring beneficial legacy.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, ... ~ Proverbs 31:30

... for a whole year they assembled with the church ~ Acts 11:25-26
        └─ Clearly, Christ had an appeal far deeper than the visible.

    3) Fame

Fame can cause one to stumble
away from the truth if they are full of themselves.


... who loves to have the preeminence among them, ... ~ 3rd John 1:9-11

... But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. ...
~ Matthew 23:2-12


    4) Smarter

... Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? ...
~ 1st Corinthians 1:18-25


... did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom ...
~ 1st Corinthians 2:1-5


Don't have to be smarter than anyone.
To be saved you have to be honest.
~ A good honest heart is what is required.

    5) Equal Rights

It does not matter, one's race, male, female, socioeconmic status.

... whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. ...
~ John 4:7-14


... All things were created through Him and for Him. ... ~ Colossians 1:15-18

One will never be equal to others
other than through salvation in Christ Jesus.


... you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. ... ~ Galatians 3:23-29



 

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