Monday, September 30, 2013

Purity of Heart

Something that is pure is undiluted, uncorrupted, unpolluted by any other thing. Pure apple juice is nothing but apple juice-not an ounce, not even a trace of anything that is not apple juice. We are called to have a pure faith. True religion that God accepts as pure and faultless includes keeping ourselves from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27.) Practically, that means that we are to cling to, trust in, love and believe the Bible alone. True religion that is acceptable to God doesn't add a thing to the Bible-not belief in crystals or crop circles, not believing in Santa or the evil eye, not even seemingly harmless superstitions like avoiding cracks so you don't break your mama's back or thinking a penny can bring you luck. Our entire faith must rest in nothing but the power of God. Let us all seek to have undivided hearts and pure affections so that our faith will be pleasing and acceptable to God.

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