Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Borderline Christians And The Art Of Compromise






What are borderline Christians? Borderline Christians are so called Christians whose one foot is stuck out to heaven and whose other foot remains steadfast on earth. They are so called Christians who want to have their cake and eat it too. They profess loyalty to their church and religion but remain totally uncommitted to Jesus Christ. And what is the art of compromise to a borderline Christian? Compromise means dilution of the pure doctrine and teachings of Jesus Christ. Some so called Christians embrace compromise by synthesizing their Christian beliefs with principles and beliefs of other religions or philosophies. In our country the Philippines, you can see some altars (mostly Chinese ones) that feature statues of different Buddhas and the statue of the Baby Jesus Christ which Filipinos fondly call Santo Nino. Devotion to the Santo Nino embraces a wide repertoire of different folkloric practices like pagan dances called the Ati Atihan to quack practices of medicine (similar to a shaman) claiming powers from divine intervention from the Santo Nino, Mother Mary, different dwarfs and gnomes and other spirit guides. In the provinces, those who can heal against witchcraft are practicing witchcraft themselves. Like Buddhist and Hindu temples, good and evil forces sit side by side in the pantheon of gods, goddesses and demigods. A true and faithful follower of Jesus Christ cannot be contaminated with these kinds of beliefs and practices. In order not to be sidetracked or deceived, a true Christian must engrossed himself to the unadulterated truth in the word of God contained in the Holy Bible.


Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Borderline Christians, Art of Compromise, Church, Religion, Dilution of The Pure Doctrines and Teachings of Jesus Christ, Synthesize, Principles, Beliefs, Buddha, Santo Nino, Mother Mary, Spirit Guides, Witchcraft, Demigods, Unadulterated Truth, Word of God, Gospel, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational/Motivational

12 comments:

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

sa post na ito parang naalala ko ang mga sinasabi sa bagong presidente na si noynoy na tumigil na sa pagsisigarilyo..in which para sa akin ay hindi ako sang ayon..kasi ang pagsisigarilyo ay nakakarelax iyon..hindi ako nagsisigarilyo pero obserbasyon ko lang iyon..sa dami ba namang problema ang mamanahin niya dulot ng naunang presidente kaya dapat lang kahit paano marelax siya sa pagsisigarilyo..ang hindi lang maganda sa mga tao na nagsisigarilyo ay iyong hingi ng hingi ng sigarilyo,hehe..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
I agree with you na sa dami nang mamanahing problema ni Noynoy ay kailangan din niyang mag relax. Pwede siyang manigarilyo sa loob nang private room niya pero hindi sa in full view of the people dahil hindi siya makapagbibigay nang magandang halimbawa sa lahat lalo na sa kabataan. Siya ang lider nang bansa at siyempre lahat nang kilos niya ay bubusisiin at isusulat. Baka matulad siya kay erap na sa mismong Malacanang ay umiinom at napipirmahan tuloy ang ilang mahahalagang dokumento kapag siya'y lango na. A president of a country have a strong moral ascendancy over his people upang siya ay lubos na igalang at tingalain. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Dhemz said...

aha! thanks kuyaMel...I learn something new....yan pala ang term....glad to know....:)

sensya na po at ngayon lang ulit nakadalaw....been almost a week na akong d naka blog hop...sa super bagal ba naman ng connection ko....

nako both hubby and I don't go to casinos...gambling is not in our list...pag pupunta kami ng Vegas....hangang shows lang kami...ehehhe..besides, the casino people will kick us out pag nakikita nila na may dala kaming bata...ehehhee!

I would like to play on the slot machines....kaso am scared na matalo ulit...waaaaa...ehehhe!

enjoy your weekend po....god bless....:)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Alam ko namang hindi kayo maglalaro sa casino dahil high rollers ang bumibisita sa mga iyon. At yes, hindi para sa mga bata ang casinos. Ang slot machines ay may predetermined na amount na pag naabot mo ay babagsak ang accumulated tokens. Parang one armed bandit yan, lol. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Bambie ★ said...

I think Im a borderline Christian because of my husband. Syempre I have to respect his beliefs and their culture, in the same way he respects my beliefs and our culture. Am I bad for being like this? Kahit na magkaiba kami ng paniniwala, he allows me to teach Anzu about Jesus Christ. Ok nga lang din sa kanya kung papasok sa sa Christian School, kaya lang walang Christian School malapit sa amin =(

Anyway, I'm just wondering lang po kung sino ang binoto nyo for president? Mabuti na lang po pala ay humabol si Noynoy, kung hindi, si Erap na naman ang pres natin.

imelda said...

i am guilty of this because i sometimes believe in witchcraft.once when i was itching i went to an albularyo who told me a bad spirit hurt me.i wa snever healed in there. later i went to a dermatologist, i was healed.

Mommy Rubz said...

Borderline Christian is a new term for me. I only thought of backsliders and such.

Anyway, I think borderline Christians are also those people who shares Christian verses and at the same time share fortune cookies and zodiac predictions. I don't share zodiac predictions but sometimes I share fortune cookie applications at Facebook - my bad!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie,
God has put you in that position for His own purpose. Just be a good Christian yourself and never accept pagan beliefs for that will keep you off track of God's kingdom. That's why it is best to familiarize ourselves with God's words in the Bible to keep us from being contaminated with pagan beliefs. Be the light of the world and the salt of the earth in your household and always be aware of your relationship with the Lord. You are always in my prayers together with the Kumares, Inc., lol. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Imelda,
Filipinos have a lot of beliefs that are bad for their faith. Witchcraft is from the evil one and we should avoid them like a plague. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Ruby,
Yes, I agree with your categorization. You cannot give Bible verses quotation then offer astrological and feng shui advices to your readers nor give New Age group advices. The word of God cannot be adulterated with modern and pseudo philosophies. Fortune cookies are only for the gullible and may unnecessarily affect one's mind set. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

charmie said...

Maybe I am a border line christian kasi I believe horoscope , minsan kasi nagmamatch sa daily routine ang mga sinasabi but I never been sa fortune teller kasi takot akong malaman ang future ko kasi ang alam ko, si LoRD lang nakakaalam ng lahat...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Charmie,
Horoscope is derived from astrology or divination using the positions of the stars and other planetary bodies. Only the Holy Spirit can give us divine knowledge of the future of spiritual prophecy. All occult practices are from the enemy that entices people to dabble in arcane powers to the detriment of their souls. Many oriental practices like the feng shui, astrological readings, ancestral worship and worship of different demigods are all condemned in the Bible as originating from the enemy. I suggest that you study the word of God in the Bible to protect yourself against all forms of abominations before the Lord. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

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