Living up to our principals

Psalm 119:45 (NIV) I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.

1 Corinthians 1:25 (NIV) For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

2 Timothy 3:1-2 (NIV) 1  But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy.

Hebrews 7:28 (NIV) For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

Ayn Rand, the libertarian philosopher, author of Atlas Shrugged, and a strident opponent of the Christian faith, had an affair with a younger man who was her disciple, and told her husband that he was narrow-minded if he objected. Her husband retreated into alcohol. That was how liberated sexual ethics affected him.  But when this young man, Ayn Rand's lover, took a lover, Rand went ballistic with jealousy, rejected him as her disciple. The Ayn Rand movement tottered because she did not have the strength to live up to her libertarian principles.—Kenneth G. Elzinga [THE QUESTION FOR CHRISTIANS TODAY IS: CAN WE DO BETTER IN ADHERING TO OUR CHRISTIAN PRINCIPALS AS SET FORTH IN GOD'S WORD?]

"Exclusive Territory," Preaching Today, Tape 179.  Today's Best Illustrations – Volume 5, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1997), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: "WEAKNESS".

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