The Golden Saying Of Epictetus, IV

But I have one whom I must please, to whom I must be subject, whom I must obey:—God, and those who come next to Him. He hath entrusted me with myself: He hath made my will subject to myself alone and given me rules for the right use thereof. -Epictetus

3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him, 4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his own will. 5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere, "What is man that thou art mindful of him,or the son of man, that thou carest for him? 7 Thou didst make him for a little while lower than the angels,thou hast crowned him with glory and honor, 8 putting everything in subjection under his feet."Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.
Heb. 2:3-8

Are you really in full subjection to God? But that is as far as I can go with you concerning the idea. It is something that is most easily pointed out by you. This is sad truth, but many christians are trying to balance their own ideas with God. A magnificent example would be the "Christian" pop-star Jennifer Knapp who has recently come out as a lesbian. She is denying the direct teachings of the bible and substituting her own reality so that she can take the benefits of a Christian label and still do what she wants. Sadly, other Christians accept them as right and slowly convince themselves that their is no sin in the issue. These people are under the impression that God is a Santa Clause figure that gives everyone free presents as long as their intentions are good. They are ignorant of the one who has entrusted them with themselves.

who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.
Phil. 3:21

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