Posted by: the warrioress | March 16, 2014

A New Creature

angry people

People who are consistently angry and negative as Christians have not been able to let go of the cares of this world and fully experience the free gift of salvation. People consumed with angst, upset, discouragement, and unease have no peace. Losing our perspective by focusing upon worldly concerns means we need to reassess what we are prioritizing  in our lives.

When we fully understand and accept the gift we’ve been given by God, we exhibit our salvation through many, many different ways. One of the ways we show we are saved is through our behavior. How we present ourselves and come across to others matters. When we become saved, we become a new person! We now represent Jesus Christ! We are a new creature in Christ.

1 Corinthians 5:17 — Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Gal 5:22-23 — The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

John 13:35 (NIV) “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

James 1:19-20  —  My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 

Deana Nall tells us that Christians these days are so angry about so many things:

◆ We are angry that prayer has been taken out of schools.

◆ We are angry about gay people having rights.

◆ We are angry about abortion.

◆ We are angry because this country isn’t what we think the Founding Fathers envisioned.

◆ We are angry that a Democrat is in the White House.

◆ We are angry about evolution.

◆ We are angry about feminism.

◆ We are angry at Muslims.

◆ We are angry that people have guns, and we are angry that someone might take guns away.

◆ We are angry with people on government assistance.

◆ We are angry about environmental issues.

◆ We are angry at the Boy Scouts.

◆ We are angry at the Girl Scouts.

◆ We used to get angry about the divorce rate, but we’ve kind of given up on that.

◆We are angry about things that aren’t even happening, such as the Pledge of Allegiance being banned in public schools.

This is not the way to be Jesus to the world.

– See more at:

http://columbiadailyherald.com/sections/opinion/columns/angry-christians-winning-followers.html#sthash.wIS8lvrV.dpuf

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Responses

  1. Timely post. Read Deana Nall’s article…”hit the nail on the head.” Thanks for this post, Warrioress.

  2. It frequently frustrates me when Christians live negatively and/or reactively. God is always focused on living actively in a positive manner. I first received revelation regarding this when reading the following in Genesis: “If you do what is right will you not be accepted? If you do not do what is right sin is crouching at your door…”

    See how the emphasis is on doing what is right, not not doing what is wrong? When we live actively in Christ, there is little room for consideration of what is wrong because we will be too busy doing what is right!

    Thank you for the refreshing post!

  3. Deana’s list should be a lot longer than what you have above. Just in case many of you are not aware of it, the Religious Right has a new national anger issue cooking in their secret pot. You will be hearing more about it in the next few years as the usual propaganda machines begin to mobilize across the nation with the specific purpose of whipping up widespread public anger in hopes that the anger will spur action. For those of us who follow this nonsense, it is the coming:

    “Nationwide War Against All Forms of Birth Control”

    Yes, you heard that right. Just as Hitler and the Nazis have been blamed on evolution, the so-called “Sexual Revolution” of the 1960s, which they now blame for a large amount of the evil in American society today (like women having jobs), is now being blamed on birth control. Convince government to ban all forms of birth control and America will be restored to the sinless bliss of the 1950s. Of course, we sensible people all know that the sinless 1950s was really just a decade of modesty wherein people and the society as a whole were orented towards keeping all the rampant sin quiet and covering it up.

    Just remember that you heard it here first.

  4. As a Christian I am thankful and blessed. As for the list, the one thing missing is what we are happy about — Jesus.

    If you spend all your time being angry or mad because of something going on in this country, you are missing a whole lot of life. Washington DC is a den of crooks and gUess what, we elected them so if you want change, vote them all out.

    Jesus said follow these two great commandments; Love God with all your heart and Love your neighbor as I have loved you. Follow these and you have no room for anger.

  5. Amen sister! Preach it! If the world could and would know us by our LOVE.
    Lord continue to bless this blog. Continue to inspire her to preach the truth. I am thankful for the warrioress. Amen


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