Website owner: James Miller
Obeying God, following in the way taught by Jesus
What is true Christianity about? It is about leading an honest, upright, clean, good life. It is about living in obedience to God, living by his values and rules, conducting yourself in the way he wants you to conduct yourself. It is about reshaping your outlooks, attitudes, values, conduct and behavior to conform to the principles taught by Jesus Christ. How does one do this? First, study the gospels. Study the words of Jesus. Scrutinize what he said on how to live life. Study the epistles and find out what the apostles Paul, Peter, James, John, etc. had to say on what constitutes right and wrong conduct, what constitutes sin and what constitutes virtue. Learn what is right conduct and what is wrong conduct. Then start trying to change your daily conduct and behavior to comply with what Jesus taught. For example, Jesus taught that we should try to live peacefully with our neighbor, that we should try to avoid conflict, avoid argument. So the next time you find yourself tempted to argue, stop and think about the things Jesus said, and don’t argue. Comply with what he said. Begin a personal habit of not arguing with people. Change the way you respond to people and life to conform to what Jesus taught. Establish new habits for yourself. Jesus taught peacefulness, forgiveness, patience, humility, truthfulness, chastity, treating others fairly and justly, not doing wrong to others, helping the poor and needy, etc.. Watch your conduct, correct it, change it. Pursue the virtues, reject the sins. Train yourself to new habits, new ways of reacting and responding to people. If you are serious about it, really want to do it, you can. God will help you and you will slowly morph into a different person, a good person. You must reject the outlooks, attitudes, values, behavior and conduct of the crowd, of your society, your culture, of the world, and pursue the attitudes, values, behavior and conduct that Jesus taught. The crowd will pull you down. You must separate yourself from the crowd. You must forget about approval from the crowd and seek the approval of God only. Let the crowd think what it wishes, say what it wishes. It is only what God thinks that counts, only Him that you wish to please.
If one wishes to follow in the way Jesus taught, I think one of the most important things he can do is to make the quest for Wisdom, Understanding, Truth, Goodness and Virtue the object of his life. Ask God to help you in this quest. This quest leads directly to the teachings of Jesus and to an appreciation of their importance.
The key to true Christianity lies in Holy Scripture. Read the Bible. Let it be your sustenance. The words of Jesus, the teachings of Jesus, are the bread of life, the living water. Consume Jesus, let Him become part of you. God’s word is the answer to living life. It is absolute truth for the heart and conduct of man. Study the epistles. Study the books of Proverbs and Psalms.
See the following:
You would be a Christian? What must you do?
Principles for Living Life
The Way of Truth and Life
God's message to the world
Jesus Christ and His Teachings
Words of Wisdom
Way of enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding
Way of true Christianity
America, a corrupt, depraved, shameless country
On integrity and the lack of it
The test of a person's Christianity is what he is
Who will go to heaven?
The superior person
On faith and works
Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness
Liberalism, socialism and the modern welfare state
The desire to harm, a motivation for conduct
The teaching is:
On modern intellectualism
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
Topically Arranged Proverbs, Precepts, Quotations. Common Sayings. Poor Richard's Almanac.
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?