A tremendous principle was brought out to our Jr’s at camp tonight that I think would benefit Christians both young and old. Often we have habits, thoughts and actions that we know are not pleasing to The Lord. If we are honest with ourselves and with God we will come to the conclusion that these things, once God has revealed His disapproval of them, become sin to us (Romans 14:23). We then are presented with the task of removing these conflicting items in our spiritual character. Too often our solution is to simply try harder to not do the sin. We think that through sheer power of will we can overcome. This is a flawed concept.
Last Sunday, the Christians that came to the Altar for the same things they have come for dozens of times before can testify to this. There is a better way. The apostle Paul told us in Romans 12:21 “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Here we have what I call the Replacement Principle. Let us consider the following example that was given to our Juniors this evening. Read the rest of this entry »