“The Spirit clearly says that in the last times some will turn away from what we believe. They will obey spirits that tell lies. And they will follow the teachings of demons. Those teachings come through people who tell lies and trick others. These evil people cannot see what is right and what is wrong. It is like their conscience has been destroyed with a hot iron. They say that it is wrong to marry. And they say that there are some foods that people must not eat. But God made these foods, and those who believe and who understand the truth can eat them with thanks. Everything that God made is good. Nothing he made should be refused if it is accepted with thanks to him. Everything he created is made holy by what he has said and by prayer.”
You are beautiful because everything God created is beautiful. Even though everyone makes mistakes through Sin, deep inside is beauty. I have always said if I can’t find even one good thing about someone, that’s my fault. Sometimes I will do an exercise on finding three good things in the most evil people in history and I’m always successful. It makes me realize that even the most evil do have beauty somewhere. Sometimes I think God wants us to do this exercise so we become stronger as Christians.
I concur with scripture on rituals. I personally do not believe in Kosher, pork is bad, beef is bad or anything God created is bad. He created it for a reason. I suppose that’s why I am not a vegetarian. Don’t get me wrong. People who choose to abstain from certain foods is perfectly fine but that’s their choice, not God’s Laws. Sometimes, we confuse God’s Will with our or other wills. Following God’s Will frankly is quite straight forward. It need not be complicated with man-made religious rules. Thank God for the Bible to make things clearer.
by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor