Where did you come up with the rejecting God line?
Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,each of us has turned to his own way;
Romans 3:11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.
Ephesians 2:1-4 1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions
Scripture is clear that in our unsaved state we are spiritually dead. We have no ability or desire to seek God. We are enemies of God in this state.
Our own spiritual growth (Thanks be to Jesus Christ) is the constant work I do day after day. Praying, reading Holy Scripture, almsgiving, going to daily Mass, serving the homeless, bringing food for the hungry, comforting those who are mourning, giving of my time by answering the phone at church before Thanksgiving and before Christmas, tithing, etc. etc.
All of them great things to do, as a response to your salvation.
It is only because I have a deep-rooted faith in Jesus Christ that I can do these things. The faith always has to come first and then these things are possible.
No arguments here.
So sad that you find ministering to others as rejecting God.
Obviously, you misinterpreted my post. I was speaking of our state prior to regeneration and justification.
posted on 02/08/2010 3:27:07 PM PST
posted on 02/16/2010 8:48:18 PM PST
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