Integrity is alive and doing well in the christian community. But you also have others who are still trying to get it together. Becoming a christian is not an overnight process. We will sin. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but God will deliver us, from them all. Don't lump all christians into the same category. We all are different and on different levels on our journey. Just continue to walk with the Lord daily. Don't listen to that "devil talk" and you will become better (holy) day by day. GBU
---Robyn on 12/29/10|
I think what Sag meant by "Christians should be above the law" was NOT that we should be exempt from the consequences of the law, but rather that our conduct should be exeplary, on a level above and beyond what the law itself requires.
---StrongAxe on 10/18/10|
Notat all. Christian business people still have great intergrity.
What has happened is that in order to make sales, many people are calling themselve christian.
Isaiah 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
---francis on 10/17/10|
We all stumble and fall at some point in our walk. Try as we may to avoid it, it will happen. When it does we are to confess and repent it to God. He knows what we are going to do before we do it. Psalm 139 says it so well. We should not deliberately sin but sinning is what happens when you live in a fallen world. But God's grace is sufficient to deliver us from all that Satan throws our way. We must stand on our faith, regardless, of what happens. We cannot give up, at any cost.
---Robyn on 10/18/10|
OUR SPIRIT should be HOLY (peaceful and just) just like God's spirit (surpassing "law" and "text").
In my experience, I have found that ATHEISTS by their very own nature have a BEHAVIOR that would surpass law and text (TRUE atheists are a law to their conscience, THIS is God's will)....
Romans 2:14..."they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law".
If only they would acknowledge Jesus as savior, their integrity would enable them to relate to God's spirit.
Romans 8:16..."it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God".
You're right, many Christians substitute partisan protocol for conscientious integrity.
---more_excellent_way on 10/17/10|
Oh my YES! Integrity: Hallelujah. Welcome: INTEGRITY: Not much of it. Unbelievers claim to have it, they don't. Impossible without the living God. AAA. Come on Jesus...Oh! my, God.
---catherine on 10/17/10|
Reading this post hit a nerve...It is deplorable of what we see today of so-called born again Christians. Yes I had this certain individual claimed this of himself and walked away with thousands of my money with any remorse or contrition on a business venture. Was I the fool for trusting in him and not God.
As a born again Saint myself, I had to make amends with a fellow Saint whom had his car stolen from a person I recommended him too to repair his car. Make a long story short, I ask God for wisdom to replace his vehicle and the Lord bless me quickly monetarily to acquire another vehicle for him.
I boast not of myself but of the sweet Holy Spirit which enabled me...that's integrity and the true nature of God!
---sandrad67 on 10/17/10|
2 TIMOTHY 3:1 THIS know aiso, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful,UNHOLY
2,3 Without natural affection, truce breaker, false accusers incontinent,fierce,despiser of those that are good,
2,4 Traitors, heady highminded lovers of pleasure more than lovers of GOD.
2,5 HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, but denying the power thereof,from such turn a way.
---RICHARD on 10/17/10|
A hypocritical question...Every Christian loses their integrity in different realms of life to different temptations. Some turn their heads to get an eyeful, some turn their hearts over to their desire for prosperity, others tempted at lesser affections. The increase of such things shouldn't be a surprise in dire times, but it never ceases to shock the one it wounds. I mean who saw it coming -right?
In all of us there is this self willed desire for debauchery of some sort, but blessed is the man who sees his own failings, and abases himself when he comes to his senses. Time is short, and stumbling at the flesh of another Christian is not what were here for. When your Christianity is about you before a holy God you're on the right path.
---peter on 10/17/10|
when people say they are christian, ask them if they have been born again, washed by the blood. I have met "christians" who do not have integrity. It is indeed a dying character.
---shira3877 on 10/17/10|
\\Doesn't the Bible teach that Christians should be ABOVE the law?\\
Nope. St. Paul in Roman said, "Let everyone be subject to the higher powers, for there is no authority that exists that is not ordained of God."
We are still subject to the civil law. We must break it ONLY if and when it goes against God's law--but we should also be ready to take the consequences.
---Cluny on 10/17/10|
I have "lost faith" in many who claim to be Christians, only to have their crimes, misdeeds, etc. discovered later on.
What I find "very surprising" is that often these Holier-Than-Thou ministers, business experts, evangelists, etc. are either unable, or unwilling, to ADMIT their wrong doing.
Often, SECULAR law enforcement, and/or SECULAR courts of law, are what force these criminals to ADMIT to their crimes.
Doesn't the Bible teach that Christians should be ABOVE the law? Shouldn't other Christians hold these guys ACCOUNTABLE? Yes and YES!!!
---Sag on 10/17/10|