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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.

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