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Updated on November 15, 2008

Another Message from a Conservative Christian to Others of Like Mind

Even if the supreme court overturns Roe v. Wade and every abortion clinic is closed...Unless there is a change in people's hearts and minds there will still be abortions.

Even if every state in the union amends is constitution and to prohibit "Gay Marriage"...Unless there is a change in people's hearts and minds, there will still be homosexual activity.

Even if every public school opens its day with prayers in Jesus name...Unless there is a change in people's hearts and minds, Jesus will not be honored.

Even if every public building were to display the Ten Commandments... Unless there is a change in people's hearts and minds, people will still break them.

Even if the name of God is included by constitutional amendment in the Pledge of Allegiance... Unless there is change in people's hearts and minds, people will not be loyal to God.

Even if the ACLU stops using it's legal clout to remove the name of Jesus from the public eye... Unless there is a change in people's hearts and minds, the name of Jesus will not be honored.

Even if every form of indecency and pornography is banned from every form of media... Unless there is a change in hearts and minds, people will still act in sexually immoral ways.

Sometimes, I feel like Christians act like what I have heard called "Practical Atheists" they say they believe in God but then act as if God doesn't exist.

It is not our job to convince the world to become Christians. That is the role of the Holy Spirit. The bible doesn't say, "try to witness". It says, "you will be my witnesses". That means that everything you say, everything you do is a witness.

Now, this is where I often hear Christians freaking out and saying "I'm not perfect, I'm not there yet. etc." Relax! Jesus called Peter "satan" once. And Peter did pretty well as a Christian. It's a process of growth. Be secure in God's love and approval for you.  The rest will flow natually.  

Rather than trying to "act like" a Christian. Just "be" who God has made you to be. God will work with you. It's not about rules it's about relationship.

Try this. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind. And try loving your neighbor as yourself. Those two things are not as easy as they sound. But seek those things. Then "Let your light so shine that they see your light and glorify your Father in Heaven." You won't get it right all the time. In fact, you may get it wrong more often than not at first. But don't stop loving.

Does that mean not to speak of Jesus? Of course not! Speak of Him as you would a loving friend.

Then, when people see that you are "different" instead of being irritated with you for trying to "convert them", maybe they will ask you questions.

Please don't hear me say not to preach. But when did Jesus preach? After he cast out the demons, healed the sick, raised the dead and fed the hungry. After that, they wanted to hear what He had to say. And what did he say? "Good news!"

By all means, support the candidates that you agree with. But, our weapons are not the weapons of this world. Not by might.  Not by power. We have the Holy Spirit who can change hearts and minds. Don't act like He's not with us. Follow Him, love God, love others, teach those in your circle of influence to do the same and watch the world change.


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    • BDazzler profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thank you, Petra, I have also enjoyed learning from your hubs!

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      Petra Vlah 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      It is refreshing to have found a devoted Christian that did not become blinded by faith to the point that the rest of us qualify just as lost souls in need of immediate and at times “forced” salvation. I respect you for that and I admire your open heart and mind. I will be reading a lot more hubs your wrote as I love to get more information meant to make me think more Thank you, Sir

    • BDazzler profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thanks for commenting, Madame X, I had forgotten that I'd written this. I have been getting so worked up over this healthcare stuff that I started to forget who we are. Thank you for bringing me back to what God showed me when this whole thing started.

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      Madame X 

      8 years ago

      You're right - it has to come from within, and no amount of preaching can reach that place, only the Holy Spirit can. God Bless :)

    • BDazzler profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Little sister, hi! Thanks!

      James also, thanks!

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      Well spoken, brother. I enjoyed reading your words today.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi BDazzler, I guess we must walk our talk huh? OUr lives indeed is our living testimony that God is alive and by changing from within, we can help change the world... yes! :-) Thanks Big Brother for this thought provoking hub!

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      10 years ago

      I couldn't have said it better myself! All the laws in the world cannot stop sin.

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      10 years ago

      Great Hub!

      Wrote this about 2 years ago thought you might like it

      The new fall of the Roman Empire!

      Title by Katja viongle author Michael J Quinlan

      This tale began about ten thousand years after the Dinosaurs were neutered. You see the Dinosaur problem was getting a little out of hand after Adam and apple shopping Eve got thrown out of the garden .So, as they began to mate like rabbits and the general populous increased; the need to acquire more real-estate became a pressing concern. So Barney and the large tenderloins had to go- after all pets that size run up expensive veterinarian bills and a stainless steel barby from Wally's just isn't going to hack it, period. Thus ended the unfortunate " Fore- Sight- Saga" of Barney and the cast of thousands and the start of mans illogical conquests.

      So, now we have Adam, who is now master of all he surveys, King of the Castle, Lord of the flies and in general a major accident waiting to happen.

      He is not content to just farm the land and provide for her indoors and the good old offspring, no, he wants more, he wants to feel powerful, important and impress the world at large with his immense stupidity.

      Subsequently, early one Saturday morning he gathers his band of loyal misfits and ambles over to Cyril's pad next door and proceeds to try and convince Cyril that he (Adam) is a member of the master race because his deeply troubled alcoholic brother Charley Darwin has recently seen the light and told his loving family that they are" Thee superior beings"!!!. However Cyril Marx's brother Carl has been telling everyone that everything should be shared and all people are equal and why can't we all just get along.

      All day they argue until someone throws a punch and the world has been Du-king it out ever since.

      Fast forward to modern civilized America founded by Cyril and Adams descendants and you will see that we have greatly matured and surpassed our wildest dreams and expectations by becoming the unconditional loving humble beings that God intended us to be- Right? Ok ,whatever your smoking regardless of what the doctor prescribed , put it down, straighten up and get a grip- because the roller coaster ride is about to come to an abrupt end and not in your neighbors abode, but yours. Hey, you yell it's not my fault I'm an independent American and no one tells me what to do and besides old George will send a seal team to take care of the problem.

      No the problem belongs to all of us and the sooner we take responsibility for our part and fess up and tell God were sorry for screwing up the planet and ask him to heal our deep wounds the sooner we can begin to live a deeply vibrant life full of promise and wonder.

      But until then we are on a collision course with disaster, our move?


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