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Why is this statement always thrown out about.....with people who claim to be Christians???

"So heavenly minded no earthly good".  


So Heavenly Minded You’re No Earthly Good?

JULY 16, 2014 
 
 
 
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C. S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity:

A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.

It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is.

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.

The Apostles themselves, who set on foot the conversion of the Roman Empire, the great men who built up the Middle Ages, the English Evangelicals who abolished the Slave Trade, all left their mark on Earth, precisely because their minds were occupied with Heaven.

It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.

Aim at Heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in’: aim at earth and you will get neither.”

Just such an icky statement....I don't really understand how those who live for Christ Jesus can possibly say it.....  I believe that if you are NOT heavenly minded you will be of no earthly good.  I kind of think that it is a definite ploy of the propaganda and a way for satan to seek, kill, and destroy our beliefs yet again.

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I agree JB to an extent....we all want to be pleasing to the LORD don't we?  That is our first and last consideration....we do not need to be pleasing to everyone else, for that is not what we are here to do.  We are here to disciple, not to please.  All of us should do good according to His beautiful Word, but we are not compatible either, meaning we don't have to get along....we need to get it right.  We don't stand on the fence in order to "win" people, what we do is be kind, but stand distinctly apart and speak only the truth.  I never witnessed any of the LORDS  disciples ever changing their demeanor to win disciiples, they only used the Truth of the Lord.  That might sound harsh...but it's the Word of the LORD that brings change, not us, it is the Holy Spirit that does that.  If we are living in Christ, there is nothing legalistic about that, period.

And it is an "obligation and declaration"....the verse you even posted speaks to this:  

 “I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service, and be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Ro.12:1-2.

We ARE to be heavenly minded.....otherwise how else?

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