Do You Have The Mind Of Christ?
Ephesians 4:17-19 gives us clear reasons why human minds do not function right, after Adam willingly chose to disobey God.
17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.
All these factors alienated us from original “Life” of God.
Being insensitive to God’s wishes, and His heart’s desires, we give ourselves to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness, which is the lead cause of human addictions to all kind of habits, that never satisfy the soul, it can only be filled with inviting the PERSON OF CHRIST.
♦ We need to confess that we are living in sin like Adam did.
♦ Turn back from all our own ways of pleasing self and others.
♦ Decide to live for & glorify God with our lives, no matter what!
Romans 3:12 All have turned aside; together they have gone wrong and have become unprofitable and worthless; no one does right, not even one.
Romans 3:23 Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives.
Timothy 3:5 For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid such people [turn away from them].
Romans 3:19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that [the murmurs and excuses of] every mouth may be hushed and all the world may be held accountable to God.
Ephesians 2:8 For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost
Romans 5:8 But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.
Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is able also to save the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Jesus Christ, since He is always living to make petitions to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them.
Romans 10:13 For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved. [Joel 2:32]
Romans 10:9-11 Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, for with the heart a person believes and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks freely his faith) and confirms this salvation. The scripture says, no man who believes in Him will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed.