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    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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“I Was Blind, Now I See”

blind1“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)

When a person becomes a Christian, he begins to see things differently. He sees clearly for the first time. He realizes for the first time who he truly is and why he is the way he is. He begins to see that sin has cut him off from communion with God and that the whole world is the way it is because of sin.

People are born self-centered. They seek to please themselves and ignore the precepts of God. But God has made a way for men to come to Him through His Son – Jesus Christ. A man can know salvation from his sins and the wrath of God through Jesus Christ. Thus, a man can know himself and understand why others are the way they are. A Christian has a more complete view of life because he believes God’s Word.

But this new perspective on life is not enough; the Christian is determined to know God – not just things about Him. This knowledge gives the Christian a sense of purpose. He has a system of living and a new sense of order. His life is surrendered to a new intellectual and moral way of existence. When calamity strikes, the Christian knows he has a way. He sees the path he must walk. His confidence is not in himself, but in his Savior. His Anchor of Hope is not in this world which is passing – for he sees himself in the light of God and eternity.

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