I sometimes wonder what Jesus would make of the 21st century. THe morals that he preached seem to have been discarded by many. Yet there are millions of Christians spread through out the world, supposedly following his doctrine. What would Jesus think about home std testing kits? Would he be disturbed by the very fact of what the kit implies: sex outside of the sanctity of marriage, unprotected sex, or sex with multiple partners. Many Christians today would condemn the individual seeking to find out if they had an STD via a home test. Would Jesus say to those Christians that they should forgive them for they knew not what they did. Or perhaps they did know, which is why the person wants to administer a STD home test. Then if the person tested positive he/ she could responsibly inform their sexual partners and seek treatment. That would be the Christian thing to do. I am just not sure what Jesus would say, but I think he would be more forgiving than most people who say they are Christians.
Every single man and woman should without a doubt be thankful every day of their life that Jesus took his time to show us how we should live. Maybe we should be a little more careful with the gift.
In addition to working individually towards the redemption of man Jesus is part of a larger picture, as many things often are. You see Jesus is not only the Christ all – mighty he is also 1/3 of the holy trinity. This too is a very important part to play in the structural organization of the lord. Let us speak for a moment about the remaining two sides of this holy unity. First there is the lord himself. The leader of the God – head. He is the High and Mighty creator of the cosmos and everything that exists within it. He is all powerful and all knowing. The lord himself is relatively easy to understand but knowledge of the Holy Spirit is much more elusive.
The third person of the Holy Trinity is the holy Spirit and is sometimes referred to as the forgotten member of the God – Head. Consider these special attributes of the Holy Spirit:
He convicts us of sin (John 16:8).
He permanently indwells us (John 14:16-17).
He seals us (Eph. 1:13).
He teaches us (John 14:26).
He guides us into all truth (John 16:13).
He reminds us (John 14:26).
He bears fruit through us (Gal. 5:22-23).
He comforts us (John 16:7).
He equips us with spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:4-7).
He fills us (Eph. 5:18).
He empowers us (Acts 1:8).
These are all very important characteristics for us to keep in mind when visualizing the God – Head in it’s complete form.