Joel Nederhood

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To act like a Christ follower but not to take the Master seriously is like playing games on the rim of an active volcano.

The Holy Spirit is deadly serious when, after describing the depths of God’s salvation, he states: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2)

The word bodies here is the “total package” that a person comes in.  Those who think they can play the Christian game without being totally committed to Christ  must repent and cry to the Lord, asking for forgiveness and renewal.

Praise God, when we come to him in confession, as we must do each day, he responds with the assurance of salvation and enables us by his power to become seriously Christian.

Dr. Nederhood was the voice of “The Back to God Hour” from 1965 to 1990,
former host of the “Faith 20″ television program,
and Chancellor of Eastern Ukraine Theological Seminary