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A Subject I Wish Were Not True

My subject is what I would call the retransformation of believers. By that I mean people whose lives were transformed by the renewing of the mind years ago, as stated in Romans 12:1-2 who are being retransformed by the undoing of the mind. In other words, sadly and strangely as stated in 2 Peter 2:22, "The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." As a Pastor now of a quarter century, I am seeing this more and more in these last days. On a good note, I am seeing new Christians on the journey of transformation as described in 2 Cor. 5:17 and Romans 12: 1-2. In those verses, we who are "new creatures" are instructed to "be not conformed to this world." It is strange indeed that many of those who held to high, holy and Godly standards after transformation, are being retransformed after years of "walking the walk and talking the talk." The blame for this rests squarely at the believer's feet, however, hireling Pastors are accommodating them in their return to the mire of the old life. This is described in 2 Tim. 4:3-4 where in the last days, people "will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." Sadly, those they witnessed to for years have little or no confidence in them. Lost loved ones and friends who once felt uncomfortable and convicted around them by their changed lifestyle now feel comfortable with little or no conviction. Philippians 2:15 states, "That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation among whom ye shine as lights in the world:" How can we shine as lights among them if we are like them? Actually, Christians should stand out as obvious in the world. Read 2 Peter 2:18-21 where we see a good description of both Pastors and people who fall for this trick of Satan. Notice: "while they (Pastors) promise them liberty (no condemnation) ...after they have escaped (transformed) the pollutions of the world...they are again entangled." Are you "again entangled?" See 2 Tim.2:26 which speaks of saved people recovering themselves out of the snare. We cannot leave our new life without losing our first love Rev. 2:4, therefore, "strengthen the things which remain..." Rev. 3:2

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