If Christians are a new creation, why isn’t everything perfect?

If Christians are a new creation, why isn’t everything perfect? I ask the question because of today’s Verse of the Day, from YouVersion. It says we are a new creation. The old is gone. The new is here. It sounds so exciting! So how come things aren’t perfect? For that matter, how come little or nothing seems to have changed? Is the verse wrong?

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

If Christians are a new creation, why isn’t everything perfect?

See what I mean?

What’s the problem?

Why isn’t everything perfect?

Well, there are several reasons.

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Dealing with COVID restrictions – do you follow Darwin – or God?

Have you ever thought about how you’re dealing with life in a COVID world? I heard a restaurant owner on the news this morning talking about Darwin and COVID. He was talking about how Darwin didn’t say that the strongest survive. Rather, Darwin said it was the most adaptable who survive. And this particular person wanted to be one of the adaptable ones who survive.

Darwin and Covid

There is, of course, a problem with that. Well, a few problems. The first one is that Darwin never actually said it was the most adaptable who survive!

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Can religion, society and the government fit together?

Should religion, society and the government fit together? I know – the title says “can”. But as soon as I typed it, I thought “should” is a better question. But I left the title as it is, because lots of people are trying to make religion, society, and government all fit together.

And yes, to some extent it can happen. Just look at China for an example. Not that it’s working out well, especially for religion. But it is being forced by their atheist Communist government.

The thing is, it’s also happening here in the U.S.

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Is Christian transformation still a thing?

Is Christian transformation still a thing? Do we still believe in it? Maybe even more important, do we still even expect it? Or, have we truly reached the point where someone says the sinner’s prayer, and we’re instantly a complete Christian?

I ask this question because of the Presidential election. You may have seen that President Trump just changed his affiliation to non-denominational. I asked in What happened to Christian transformation – becoming more Christ-like? whether that was because of a life-changing event. You know, was it a real Christian Transformation? Or was it something else?

I fear it’s something else. That it’s more about getting votes than about a real transformation. It’s sad. And it’s especially sad that so many Christians, especially white Evangelical Christians, fall for this.

A wrote Pop Tart Christians quite a while back. It talks about our growth as Christians. We don’t just say some “magic” words, which aren’t even in the Bible, and become instant Christians. That goes for a president as well as for the rest of us.

We all need that growth. We need to experience testing. Then respond appropriately. You know – like a Christian that’s following what Jesus taught, rather than what our first instinct as people of a fallen world would respond.

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Starting over

It’s been so long since I published anything here, I thought I’d just start over. Lately, everything’s been on my other two sites that I moved to other host environments to take advantage of other features that were very useful for them.

But something’s missing there. People read, but seldom respond. It’s not so personal either, since that tends to mess up Google searching for the main stuff on the sites. So I’m back.

Starting over, but not with God

Starting over

No, I’m not starting over with God. I’ve been through way too much to do that.

But there is a different emphasis.

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