thought for the day

Part of the quote from Todd B’s site.

Tolerance is rightly seen as a virtue. But today what is often implied by the word is relativism, thinly disguised under the positive connotations of the word tolerance. If you do not toe the line to relativism you are branded as intolerant, which is not tolerated. There is enormous pressure to conform.

–Dick Keyes, Chameleon Christianity (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers), p 26.

Do not be conformed (molded, shaped) by the pattern of this world (the zeitgeist, the surrounding thought climate), but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

for even though by this time, you ought to be teachers, you still need someone to teach you again the basic principles….”solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”

It takes constant effort, work, training and practice to avoid being pressured into conforming to the way the world thinks. A follower of Jesus must be transformed into a renewed way of thinking. this will require effort and the grace of God.

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

work out your own salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”

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