Some of the best and brightest among us are numbered with those societies; and it is on this account that we make these remarks. We desire to see these noble men expending their time, talents and strength for higher and nobler objects than any that can be attained by the weak and glittering follies of odd-fellowship and freemasonry.
2 Timothy 3:5 - 'They will act as if they are religious, but they
will reject the power that could make them godly. You must stay
away from people like that.' - NLT
can talk all day long about how a believer shouldn't do this or
shouldn't do that. We say all the time that if you are in Christ you
should not do certain things, but yet we look for ways to get around
what Jesus said because we think for some reason, that his word is just
trying to stop our fun. Well, my friend, Jesus is not trying to stop
your fun, he is wanting to save your life. Sin equals death! So, there
are things that he wants you to stop doing when you are truly born again
and if you continue to do those things, you will die, plain and simple.
It's not a question of whether or not you can keep doing it and be
saved, but it is a question of, if you are saved, then why do it? When
we accept Christ, we should not try to just accept a form of him, but we
need to accept his POWER!!! What power?
The power to not practice sin
The power of the Holy Ghost to make you a new creature
The power to make old things pass away and all things become new
The power to not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage
The power to be what God created you to be
The power to heal, set free, cast out demons
The power to speak things that are not as though they are
The power to become a true son of God and represent his image
The power to be like God and operate in his glory!!
are you settling for just a "form" of godliness? Many act like the
world, talk like the world, sin like the world, and spend all their time
doing what the world does. Don't you know that's having a form of
godliness but denying the power?
Suggested Reading: John 17:2, 1Cor. 7:37, Rom. 9:21, Rev. 2:26