“EVERYTHING IS PERMISSIBLE”
- Dearly Beloved,
�EVERYTHING IS PERMISSIBLE�
��Everything is permissible for me� � but not everything is beneficial.
�Everything is permissible for me� � but I will not be mastered by anything�
(1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV).
��Everything is permissible� � but not everything is beneficial. �Everything
is permissible� � but not everything is constructive� (1 Corinthians 10:23
One of the problems that the controversial Corinthian church faced in the
first century was the fact that they thought that they could do anything. It
seems there was a popular slogan in the town to justify that. Twice, Paul
addressed the issue in his first epistle to the church. It is a fact that
everything and anything may be permissible or lawful, but not everything is
beneficial and constructive.
Recently, I learnt this lesson in the aspect of daily quotes of my online
ministry in two ways. One, I used to use any �good� quotation from anybody
until one day I used a quotation of a renown unbeliever whose views are
totally against the teachings of the Bible. Interestingly, I could get a
Bible verse to support that quotation in the corresponding �Bible verse for
the Day� aspect of the ministry. Many people that read the quotation that
day wondered why a pastor would be quoting an unbeliever. Two, that incident
made me to be more conscious of what I will use as my daily quotes. I,
especially, now take more care in using the verses of the Bible to support
any quotation. My extra care made me discovered that not every quotation no
matter how good it may seem has a corresponding Bible verse. Most of these
quotations are wishful thinking of the originators with no scriptural
backing. This exposes the danger that the current motivation speakers pose
for their unsuspecting audience. While I do not condemn these motivation
speakers, one has to verify what they are saying and see whether they are in
line with the word of God.
This is applicable to other areas of life. What are you doing presently? No
matter how good that thing may be, can you substantiate it with undiluted
word of God? How beneficial and constructive is that thing to you and others
around you? �Everything is permissible.� However, beware that your �good�
acts or words are beneficial, constructive and supported by the word of God.
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
Let me use this medium to invite you to join my Yahoo group created
purposely for daily quotes
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spiritualdigestdaily/ or give me your full
email address to be added to the group. If you are not checking your mails
regularly, please ignore this because I send quotes daily to people in this
group by email. You may visit
http://inspirationaldailyquotes.blogspot.com/and bookmark it for the
daily quotes. Also visit
http://bibleverseofthedaybypastorbayo.blogspot.com/ for corresponding daily
edifying Bible verses. Bookmark or save it and be visiting it every day. God
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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inspiring quotes from notable Christians. Also visit
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"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have
sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body,
whether by life or by death. FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS
GAIN" (Philippians 1:20-21, NIV).
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