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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Informed, Conformed, Transformed –
Part II, Watch What You Watch

Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
~ John 3:4 (NKJV)

Humans learn through observation. If the only birth we know involves a baby and his mother's womb, this is all we understand.

A Christian is likely to learn by observing other Christians, being conformed to people he likes, and being conformed to an opposing image of those he doesn't. Whether they're right or wrong isn't necessarily relevant. And being conformed by observing the image of another person risks never being better than another sorry human.

If we are to imitate anyone, let it be Christ, Who is known in the reading of His words.

Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
~ 1 Corinthians 11:1 (NKJV)

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