Friended by God

I won’t endorse or advocate for the show because there is no way of telling what “God” is going to say or encourage, but CBS is coming out with a new show called, “Friended by God.”

Although I’m uncertain about the content of the show, I love the title and the premise which is about a man who does not believe in God but ends up being helped by the advice of some mysterious friend (called God) through social media posts. That alone gives the show so much potential for true spiritual good.

Fact is, God has friended us, both theist and atheist alike, through Jesus (Romans 5:8. Matthew 11:9, John 15:13-14), but the question remains, “Have we friended God?”

Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.” (James 2:22-24)

#friend-of-god, #social-media, #tv

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10-6-2017 The Soul Exchange

Jesus asked: “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26 NKJV) Many have exchanged their souls for friendship with the world. Abraham “’believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’ And he was called the friend of God” (James 2:23 NKJV). “Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” (James 4:4 NKJV). What have you done to be a friend of the world, being: “unholy and profane, murderers of fathers and mothers, manslayers, fornicators, sodomites, kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine” (1 Timothy 1:9-11 NKJV)? Swap those sins for The Savior today!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#friend-of-god, #friend-of-the-world, #soul