What is Godliness?

1/07/2007 Estreitta de Kluetz 1 Comments

Recently I have been thinking about this question, "What is Godliness?"

So many times we Christians come up with these ideas of what Godliness is and then try to force those ideas on others...what does that produce...most of the time nothing more than legalism...

now don't get me wrong I totally agree that we sould do our best to live our lives holy and acceptable to God... But Christ also came so we could have life and have it more abundantly!!!

I think that there are obvious things we should stay away from like sex out side of marriage, adultery, witchcraft... you get my point...

I went to a college that had a set of rules of things we weren't "allowed" to do... the one that got me totally perplexed was that we weren't allowed to dance not even at a wedding.. the only time we were allowed to dance was it if was choregraphed...

i do have to admit i broke that no dancing rule all the time on sundays at church... but i never got Caught  I also was a Wedding DJ and I would promote dancing with my job.. but the college never had a problem with me doing my job.. just as long as i didn't dance...So it was strickly the chicken dance and the electric slide (as they are choreagraphed) for me...

Now those rules didn't make me more Godly by following them...But if i follwed them I wouldn't kicked out of my school...

i have some friends that are Seventh Day Adventist.. They Truly love the Lord and I am blessed to have them as friends.. but some times their beliefs seem to be a little constricting.. like they don't cheese burgers or catfish or sushi ... Thier reasons are because of the doctrine they follow, the levitical law, believe those of us cheese burger eating people are actually sinning against God...

I know eating cheese burgers is not good to eat lots of for my arteries and colesteral levels... but is it ungodly to eat...

I truly think that things like this is what turns the unbeliever away from wanting to become a Christians... they see it as a bunch of rules and regulations...

However if we seek God and read his word each individual will be convicted of the things and the areas of their lives that need restoration and healing and what to repent.... I think this will produce Godliness...

even if we have a glass of wine with our meal or if we go to church on  Sunday...or listening to a great Norah Jones tune

So what is Godliness...

Loving the Lord enough to Share his Love to Others without shaming them

I'd love to hear what you think!

 

 

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