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  • Bayo Afolaranmi
    Dearly Beloved, “EVERYTHING IS PERMISSIBLE” “‘Everything is permissible for me’ — but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible
    Message 1 of 1 , May 21, 2011
      Dearly Beloved,
      ��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
      bless you!

      Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
      +234 805 515 9591
      +234 816 304 5450
      Visit http://inspirationaldailyquotes.blogspot.com/ for updated daily
      inspiring quotes from notable Christians. Also visit
      http://bibleverseofthedaybypastorbayo.blogspot.com/ for daily edifying Bible

      "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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