Don't Let People
Get You Down
(including church people)

Let Jesus Lift You Up
(This article was written around 1998--
and yes, church people are still acting up.)

It seems that there is always somebody trying to knock you down from your walk with Jesus. One of two things will happen: 1) you'll cling to the Lord and ignore what they are trying to do, or, 2) you'll fall by the wayside.

I received an e-mail from a gentleman who was knocked down by church people. After he came to Christ, he was reading his Bible for 45 minutes a day in the evening. When the church people found out, they told him that he had to seek the Lord early and that he should only read in the morning. When the man tried to rearrange his schedule for them, he stopped reading the Bible and began backslidding.

Should they have compelled that man to read his Bible in the morning? No. In Romans 14, Paul tells us to let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind concerning his worship. I told the man that there's nothing wrong with reading your Bible at night. Don't let people mess up your worship/study/praise time.

[There was an incident in my own church life that apparently caused me a lot of pain (the year is now 2013). The following was written when I tried to explain how I was getting over it.]

Don't let people get you down, let Jesus lift you up. Praise ye the Lord whose name is blessed forever.

Links: The Enemy (WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD but against powers and principalities against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. We see people, but there are evil spirits in this world--and we need to mindful that we are not letting them influence US! Stay away from the television.)

| Eternal Life | Hell is Real | The Gospel According to John |
| My Testimony |Why I Read the Authorized KJV Bible|
| The Hymnal | Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus Christ |
| Epistle Dedicatory to the Authorized King James of 1611 |