Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Hot Topics... Religions: Radical
The time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God.
John 16:2 (NLT)
What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man.
Luke 6:22 (NLT)
Some Muslims are religious extremists. So are some Christians and radical cults.* In almost all cases, hateful killers believe they're doing the work of the Lord. Quite plainly, Jesus warned us about them.

But He also said to rejoice in the extremes of slander and persecution, as we follow behind Him day by day.

Even more, Jesus was radical, too. He was earth's top Revolutionary. Yet His passion turned the opposite way, moving us wholeheartedly toward love. Instead of taking lives, we renew them... which includes giving our own, when needed.

So what should we do now, in the meantime?

1) Live courageously. God has us covered. If we cower, the enemy (Satan) moves unhindered in our territory.

2) Encourage others and uphold the weak. If we don't, bullies may sway or nab them in the campaign to steal, kill and destroy.

## Hot Topics, Religions: Radical (Part 57)

* Westboro Baptist Church in KS: http://www.godhatesfags.com/

* ABC News report: http://abc13.com/religion/inside-5-of-the-most-infamous-cults-in-american-history-/2859622/


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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis


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