I know the Iphone came out today. What really bothers me is the Christians I hear talking about buying this phone. I imagine some day they’ll stand before God and say, “Hey Look at this cool phone I bought.” I’m not buying one. I hope I never buy one. I’m not going to get into a long discussion as to why. I’m just going to make a few quick points.
- This fine phone retails at $600.
- There are phones selling for $1000 on EBAY as I type.
- Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes–one child every five seconds
Debate about translations all you want, but this is what the Apostle James had to say on the issue.
14What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16If
one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,”
but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
I’m curious, what do you and I believe?