The Thin Blue Line vs the Thin Theological Line

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Disclaimer: Not all police officers do this.

The Thin Blue Line vs the Thin Theological Line

Whenever a ‘professing’ Christian frequently and consistently talks more about his sin(s), that he was allegedly “set free” from, that is always a red flag to me.

When they constantly say “I used to do this,” or “I used to do that;” there’s a good chance they are still doing “this and that.”

Our testimonies should be more about Christ, and how Christ has given us a new heart, new desires, and a new character.

Yes the Scripture is very clear that if we say we have no sin, then we are a liar (1 John 1:8). However it also says in 1 John 3:9, that “No one born of God (born-again) makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.”

Law Enforcement is expected to toe what is known as a “Thin Blue Line.” In the Christian realm I refer to a “Thin Theological Line.” There is a Thin Theological Line between the two aforementioned passages.

Paul said that Christians are to “walk circumspectly” (Ephesians 5:15-16). That word circumspectly in the Greek (akribōs) is tantamount to a soldier cautiously walking through a minefield, or walking a theological tightrope.

If you profess to be a Christian, but still gloat about your sin(s), then I would “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” (2 Corinthians 13:5).

A good place to begin this examination, are the first two Epistles of John.

As always brethren –Love ‘biblically’ – repent – be salt and light – be holy – be sanctified – fear God – pray without ceasing – keep His commandments – grow in His grace and knowledge – put on the whole armor of God (and use it) – walk circumspectly – believe in and trust Jesus – obey the Gospel – share the Gospel – preach the Gospel – contend for the faith, – disciple each other, hate the things that God hates, and love the things that God loves – keep the faith, work-out your salvation, and endure to the end!

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