Thursday, March 21, 2013



Photo: normal rural life at medieval times.

"Everything is permissible - but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible - but not everything is constructive.Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others (1 Co 10.23-24).


Since the beginning of the church, christians have been seen as "strange - almost weird people". The truth is that some communities, too much radical, have forbidden their members to live a decent life, to try new things, to behave like normal citizens. Worse of all: some leaders say that all the "Nos" come from God! 

Paul, the old apostle did not forbid everything. The opposite: he said that everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial or constructive. The big question is: how do I get to know whether what I do is "permissible or not"!?  Try acting like this: 

1. Pray before any action. Search the will of God;
2. Read the Bible;
3. In your case, what do you think Jesus would do?;
4. Morally speaking, your actions to be taken do not "hurt" the word of God?;
5. Would you "testify" to the whole world that your actions are godly? 

If the answers to these five questions is a big sounding "Yes", then do it! 

Paulo Cesar Sampaio
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