CHRISTO-CENTRIC. “CHRIST CENTERED.” This is the name of this article, and it is eternally necessary. There is no replacement or anything that can compare to it. And mankind cannot ever come close to equaling it. This is the central message of the entire Bible and all of creation itself. So what does it mean? It means “having Christ as its center.” Wikipedia says, “Christocentric is a doctrinal term withinChristianity, describing theological positions that focus onJesusChrist, the second person of the ChristianTrinity, in relation to theGodhead/God the Father (theocentric) or the Holy Spirit (pneumocentric).Christocentric theologies make Christ the central theme about which all other theological positions/doctrines are oriented.”
I learned this in Bible College, and I have never forgotten it. In REALITY, EVERYTHING IS CHRIST CENTERED. Why is that? Because: HE IS GOD AND HE IS THE CREATOR: John 1:1-4 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.”4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” Science says, we are reaching for the stars. Sorry Science, GOD HAS ALREADY BEEN THERE. YOU ARE 6,000 YEARS TOO LATE. Here is another small piece of reality. Science has ALWAYS taken something that God created, to make something else. They want to improve on God’s Creation. Science has NEVER taken nothing and made anything. Nothing from nothing = nothing.
THE CHRIST CENTERED LIFE
What is the Christ centered life? Got questions .com is a very big help on this one. “A Christ-centered (or Christocentric) life is one that is focused upon a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord. At the core of every human decision is a motivation. Some people are motivated by the quest for pleasure or money. Some center their entire lives on a goal, a job, or even their families. These things are not wrong in themselves; however, that which we center our lives on can become our god.
The human heart was designed for worship, and if it does not worship God, it will worship something else. If we are not Christ-centered, we will be centered on something else. Worship is measured by the amount of time, money, and emotional energy expended. Our gods can be identified by the level of passionate commitment they evoke in us, and, after a while, we begin to resemble them. We talk about them, think about them, dream about them, and scheme to spend more time with them. People who know us best usually know where our deepest passions lie because worship is hard to hide.
Followers of Christ who center their lives on Him start to become more like Him. They talk about Him, think about Him, dream about Him, and scheme to spend more time with Him. They choose to obey His commands out of love and honor for their Lord, not from fear of being caught in sin. The greatest desire of Christ-centered believers is to please Him and grow to be more like Him. Their lives echo Paul’s words in Philippians 3:10: “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” The chief aim of a Christ-centered life is to glorify God.
But a Christ-centered life is not to be confused with a religion-centered life. The Pharisees in Jesus’ day were religion-centered. They ate, drank, and slept the Law. They could spout rules, codes, and judgments as fast as a child can recite the ABCs, but Jesus had harsh rebuke for them. They were Law-centered but not love-centered, and it made all the difference (Matthew 23:25; Luke 11:42). A religion-centered life strives for supremacy, attention, and glory based upon performance. It keeps score and judges itself and others by self-made standards. Christ-centered lives rest in the finished work of Jesus on their behalf and yearn for holiness as a means of staying close to Him (Hebrews 12:14).
The secret to living a Christ-centered life is understanding the “fear of the Lord” (Psalm 19:9; Proverbs 16:6). The fear of the Lord is the continual awareness that our loving heavenly Father is watching and evaluating everything we think, say, or do. Those who live Christ-centered lives have developed a tangible awareness of the presence of Jesus (Matthew 28:20). They make decisions based upon the question “Would this please the Lord?” They avoid Satan’s traps and worldly entanglements because they evaluate their choices: “If Jesus was spending the day with me, would I do that? Watch that? Say that?” (1 Timothy 3:7; Ephesians 6:11).
Every lifestyle decision is weighed on heaven’s scales and evaluated for its eternal significance. Lesser loves fall by the wayside because they steal time, resources, and energy away from the real passion of life—pleasing Jesus. However, living with the fear of the Lord requires a conscious, ongoing commitment to it, and even the most devoted will fail at times.
No person has ever lived a perfect life except Jesus (Hebrews 4:15). Even those who deeply desire a Christ-centered life will stumble, fall, sin, and make fleshly decisions in moments of weakness (1 John 1:8–10). But a Christ-centered person cannot endure living in disharmony with God and will quickly confess sin and be restored to fellowship with Him. This process of living in continual harmony with God is called sanctification. It is a lifelong process by which God makes us more like Jesus (Romans 8:29; Hebrews 12:14). When we first center our hearts on Him, our lives quickly follow.”
ONLY ONE LIFE WILL SOON BE PASSED, ONLY WHATS DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST.
I have held this phrase in my heart, mind, and soul for many years. I never want to forget it. In total reality our life here on earth and what we do will have consequences, rewards or none at the Bema seat judgement. All of our material things we have in this life or want will all be gone and worthless in heaven. I do know we need things here on earth and have a way to live. This life and things, are only temporary here, and will not matter in heaven. These things are NOT Eternal.
Sin and Evil has polluted God’s Creation, this world. God has already given up on this world but has not given up on the people who live here. Here is what God says about this world. II Corinthians 4:4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Now understand this one. II Peter 3:12-13 “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” Yes, God is going to burn the earth and create a new heaven and a new earth.
Revelation 21:5 “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” I am NOT going to write about the Evil in this world, the 1world government, 1 world religion, 1 world money system, 1 world money system. I will not write about immorality being legalized all over the world, the rise of the antichrist and all thing that go along with it. I have already written about all of this in many articles on this website.
This article is about: “J E S U S —C H R I S T.” And this article is about who He is, and our relationship to Him. He is our only hope of heaven and eternal life with Him. OUR LIVES SHOULD BE CHRIST-CENTERED; HE SHOULD BE OUR FOCUS IN THIS WORLD. This world has rejected Him and His Word. Rejected God the Father who made the way of Salvation for us, and rejected the Holy Spirit who places us in the body of Christ, and lives in every Christian. Each person on this planet has free will to choose or reject God and His message of Salvation. This world loves SINmore than the SAVIOR. They reject the Savior and follow Satan.
As God said, Satan is the god of this world. Jesus said, John 8:44-45 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.”
Look at that verse “And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.” Life is full of choices, and there are consequences for every Choice you and I make, whether they be good or bad choices. God gave every human FREE WILL, THAT IS YOUR ABILITY TO CHOOSE. Our present evil world chooses Sin over Salvation. They do not believe what the Lord said. Fact: God is real, and Satan is real. Fact: Heaven is real, and Hell is real. Fact: Saved people go to heaven; Unsaved people go to Hell. Fact: Both saved and lost, have the ability to choose. Fact: There are good and some very bad consequences for your choices. BIG FACT: YOU WILL CHOOSE SIN AND SATAN OR JESUS AND SALVATION. All that I have said comes straight from Gods Word.
Someone will think I will choose nothing. There is no middle ground in your choice. Choosing Jesus and Salvation is the deliverance from sin and its consequences eternally. Not choosing Jesus IS YOUR ACCEPTANCE of sin and its consequences. God said: John 3:18 “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
God sent Jesus to be our substitute and pay the penalty and consequences of every human’s sin. All sin is against God and He will never accept it, but He will forgive it. All the way back in the garden of Eden our original parents Adam and Eve chose to sin. That broke our relationship and fellowship with God. Sin has passed on to every human ever since. Your mother gave you your first sin at birth.
Psalm 51:5 “Behold, Iwasshapenin iniquity; andin sin did my mother conceive me.” WE WERE ALL BORN SINNERS AND THAT IS A FACT. SIN WILL KILL YOU; JESUS WILL GIVE YOU SALVATION AND DELIVERANCE FROM SIN AND ETERNAL DEATH. Romans6:23 “For thewagesofsinisdeath; butthegiftof God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Jesus paid the horrible price for sin and took our place on his cross for our forgiveness of sin, from God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” THE PRICE OF YOUR AND MY SIN HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID. IT IS YOUR FREE GIFT OF SALVATION, ALL FOR THE ASKING. The real question is this? WILL YOU ACCEPT OR REJECT GODS’ ETERNAL SALVATION?
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call (ASK) upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” SIN WILL KILL YOU, BUT JESUS WILL SAVE YOU. WE ARE THE SINNERS JESUS IS THE SAVIOR. JESUS CAME TO SAVE SINNERS AND FORGIVE THEM–BOW YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW AND ASK. LET CHRIST BE THE CENTER OF YOUR LIFE. YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT.
If you have prayed and asked God to forgive you, please let me know in the comment section below. Your thoughts and opinions are welcome so leave them in the comment section. Also enjoy the song below. RAY