Contrary To Jesus Christ

Contrary according to Webster is;

exactly opposite to something else : entirely different from something else
: against or opposed to something
: not favorable or helpful

Are we Contrary to Jesus Christ ?

Paul acknowledged he was wrong when he acted as Saul, although he thought he was right.

1 Timothy 1:13-17 NKJV
although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. [14] And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. [15] This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. [16] However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. [17] Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Paul was acting “contrary to the Name of Jesus Christ”.

Acts 26:9-11 NKJV
“Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. [10] This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. [11] And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.

We are always wrong when we act “contrary” to Jesus Christ.

We are contrary to Jesus Christ  when we are;

1. Blinded by prejudice.

Revelation 14:6-7 NKJV
Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth-to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people- [7] saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”

2.We are contrary to The Eternal One Jesus Christ, when we are distracted by the things of this world, which are temporary.

Luke 21:34-36 NKJV
“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and the cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. [35] For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. [36] Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” JESUS CHRIST.

3.We are contrary to Jesus Christ when we are obsessed by error.

1 Timothy 1:8-11 NKJV
But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully, [9] knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, [10] for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, [11] according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.

4.We are contrary to Jesus Christ when we are swayed and decieved by satan.

Luke 22:31-34 NKJV
And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. [32] But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” [33] But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.” [34] Then He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.”

5. We are contrary to Jesus Christ when we are Inflated with pride.

1 Timothy 3:6-7 NKJV
not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. [7] Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

6. We are contrary to Jesus Christ when we are dominated by evil.

3 John 1:11 NKJV
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.

7. We are contrary to Jesus Christ when we are moved by envy.

Acts 13:45-49 NKJV
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul. [46] Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles. [47] For so the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.'” [48] Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. [49] And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region.

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