Oh To Be Holy

I recently read a blog post about obeying and pleasing God as two separate parts of the same process of becoming Holy

However it was unclear about just how one becomes holy, was becoming holy the end result of partaking in obedience and therefore getting to know God and then being able to please Him

The process starting with accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior, by obeying the commandments, which Jesus simplified when asked replied “You shall love the lord your God, with all your heart and soul and love your neighbor as yourself”

We might think reducing the number of commandments, down to two should make our lives a whole lot easier, but that wasn’t what Jesus intended

But He was just pointing out if we obeyed theses two then we would also obey all the others without extra effort

But “how do we love God?” By obeying first, and then seeking to please Him, by getting to know God on a personal level

A personal God was something Einstein could not bring himself to accept

It is said another part of holiness is to practice self control, although somewhere else self control is said to be part of the fruits of the spirit, along with patience and goodness

Self control is not something we humans willing do or find easy at all

We are to die to self when we invite Jesus into our lives, and from one of the older commandments “Judge not lest you be judged” which we would not do if we love others as ourselves

Buddha is said to have attempted to gain a higher level of self through self control, but never it seems never searched for God or believed there was a God

Although he believed in nirvana a state of peacefulness or a place of perfect peace and happiness, much like heaven.

I wonder did Buddha consider himself to being holy?

According the the internet, Buddha did not believe in any kind of god (which ought to please atheists) Buddhists believe everything is changeable. What exists is changeable and what is not changeable does not exist

So perhaps that’s why he didn’t even consider believing in GOD, as God is immortal and never changing

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Knowing Your Enemy

Knowing Your Enemy and You Own Weaknesses

This is more of a reminder that the enemy is real, not we should get to know him

Atheists often proclaim “The is no God” this also includes the farther of all lies the devil, as he is the god of this world, thankfully only temporary

Also know many other names, but his original name was Lucifer, but atheists would say that the devil was a fiction character made up by early churches to keep Christians in the darkness of religion

But if the devil does not exist, then why are there devoted followers and websites devoted to Satan, plus the great lengths he has gone to hide himself

While all the time spreading false information about God and His holy word, the Muslims depict Satan as a Gini or spirit creature and not as a fallen angel

But it seems the devil has taken matters into his own hands, for over many centuries he has allowed and probably encouraged false rumours to flourish

Even to the extent of people poking fun at him as if he was mischievous imp with no real power, but this was all part of his sneaky plan to make himself appear so ridiculous that people would then start thinking God was unreal too

Another thing about the enemy is he uses our own weaknesses against us, our anger – frustration and disappointments, and if he can stir us up enough turn love into hate

Blinding us so much we become our own worst enemy, whilst he come across as concerned and supportive friend, which is completely untrue

He takes advantage of our human nature, twisting everything to his advantage, constantly feeding us lies poisoning every thought so much we become incapable of sorting out what is true or false

Which leads to the need to put on the full armour of god on before we attempt to do battle, https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/ has more information about the full armour of god, I know about it but like many others know little of how to put it on

But also keeping the full armour , for the emery will trick you into removing it, with as many lies as it takes so he can then attack fully and begin to pervert your mind dragging you away from your faith