First of all, as christians, we have to know that we were not won to Christ due to our good works. No matter how good you are, if you dont have Christ, you are just deceiving yourself because your good works wont save your soul. But we were saved by grace through faith. God decided to save mankind from hell because of His immense love for us - john 3 vs. 16. It wasnt because some humans were doing good or something.

Ephesians 2 vs. 8

 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God

However, even after accepting Christ, many of us still struggle with attitudinal disorder such as anger, hatred, bitterness, jealousy, envy, pride, lust, lying etc. What could then be the problem?
I wanna commend International Gospel Musician and Rapper, Lecrae, for an article he wrote. What I could pick out in the article which is relative to the topic on ground is the fact that he said when He gave His life to Christ, He thought that He would enter a world of freedom without temptation and he would just live happily ever after but that wasnt the case. The real case is when you accept Christ, you are automatically given the power or better still, a person - Jesus Christ - who upon His indwelling in your life helps you overcome temptations.

So temptations wont subside. They will even come MORE but because you have Christ, you now have the power to overcome. I was watching Daystar's Senior Pastor, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, on Channels Television this evening and He so reminded me of something important. He said God would not tempt us beyond what we can bear. He would always make a way of escape. Even the Bible says in

Isaiah 43 vs. 2

 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

So notice the word 'WHEN'. God is surely smart. He didnt use 'IF'. He used 'WHEN' which indicates that for sure, you will pass through it just like every other person but you will assuredly overcome because you have Christ and He will be with you due to the fact that if God be for you, who can be against you? The reason why you will pass through it is because you are still in the world. We are still in the world even though spiritually, we are sitted with Christ at His right hand side.

Ephesians 2 vs. 6

 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Now, be sure to note that we are still in the world but not OF the world. We are so different from the people of the world. We have to be sanctified and live a different life. I will expansiate on this in later articles.

Because of this wonderful knowledge, I love a wonderful yet powerful scripture that says in the book of

Galatians 6 vs. 17

From now on let no man trouble me for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

Now, I just shared with you foundational kowledge that every christian should know. I would then go further to tell you how then to be a good person. Is it really possible to be a good person? Yes it is. I will tell you 'why' and 'how' in my next post. STAY BLESSED!

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