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  • Emotional Involvement with God

    1 posts, 1 voices, 401 views, started Jun 23, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      Emotional Involvement with God    - June 22, 2009

      An article in one of our local papers told about a fellow who did his
      masters thesis on the stress experienced by teenage athletes. This
      school psychologist concluded that teenage athletics is a religion—the
      passion for the game, the cheerleaders stirring the crowd to an
      emotional frenzy. As the clock ticks down the final seconds, the two
      teams go into overtime. We rarely criticize such emotional involvement
      except when there is emotional involvement with God. After all we don’t
      want to be radical!  

      Getting excited about basketball is only natural. But why get all
      excited about God? Why get emotionally involved with Jesus Christ? The
      point is this: If you are going to participate in a religion, you had
      better get involved in true religion rather than false religion. Now
      basketball is not innately evil. It is a game. Basketball is not a god
      nor are basketball games religious services. But to treat them as such
      is to engage in false worship. Better that you should engage in true
      worship of the God of the Bible. Better that you should become
      emotionally involved with Jesus Christ.  

      The First of the Ten Commandments says, “You shall have no other gods
      before Me” (Exodus 20:3). False worship is sin. Jesus Christ died to pay
      the penalty for sin due to people like you and me. When you turn from
      false worship, you must turn to Christ. When you turn to Christ, you
      must trust in the sacrifice of Christ as the only payment for your sins
      of false worship. Quite frankly, you must become emotionally involved
      with Christ. You see, true faith is a matter of heart. It involves your
      mind, your will, and your emotions.

      Contributed by Dr. Dennis J. Prutow



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