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Brainwashed

We have been brainwashed with the ideals of the non-Christian culture for far to long. We have been told that sex outside of marriage is all right, but God calls it fornication. The world says that cursing is all right, but God says let no filthy communication come from your mouth. The world says hating someone is all right if you have a good reason, but God says to love even your enemies. The world says that aborting unborn babies is all right, but God calls it murder. The world says we should do whatever makes us feel good, but God says to do His will and not our own thing. The world says we will all go to heaven if we just believe that there is a God, no matter how we live, but God does not say that. All the above thoughts are called carnal (worldly) minded to God. We have been brainwashed with lies. " ... the god of this world(satan) hath blinded the minds of them that believe not..." (II Corinthians 4:4), "among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." (Ephesians 2:3)

Do you perceive yourself to be wise in the eyes of the world? Listen to what God says: "Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world. Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?" (I Corinthians 1:20) "Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God..." (I Corinthians 3:19-20. "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise..." (I Corinthians 1:27). "But the natural(carnal) man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." (I Corinthians 2:14) "For to be carnally minded is death..." (Romans 8:6a)

God offers us a renewing of the mind, through His Word! "...but to be Spiritually minded is life and peace." (Romans 8:6b) It is a cleansing of the mind, soul, and spirit, through His Word. God says "Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." (Romans 12:2) "that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word" (Ephesians 5:26). " ... He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost." (Titus 3:5), "and be renewed in the spirit of your mind." (Ephesians 4:23). "...yet the inward man is renewed day by day." (II Corinthians 4:16b). "...I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;" (Hebrews 10:16b,c) "For what man knoweth the things of a man, except the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual." (I Corinthians 2:11-13). "...But we have the mind of Christ." (I Corinthians 2:16b). "Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners." (I Corinthians 15:33). "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (Philippians 4:8). Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (II Corinthians 5:17)

If you would like a renewed mind and a new spirit, it begins here: "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9,10)

William A. McCoy #168143
Turney Center Prison
Route One
Only, TN 37140-9709


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