What's Positive?

 

God and his purpose may seem so far removed, if not absent altogether from our real experience in a time where where this subject 'religion' has become taboo, and when we don't have to look much past the first page of the newspaper to see the negative baggage that seems to shroud religion

If we completely take these negative attitudes on as our own we will only keep wandering. Lets put to one side all of man's baggage and go back to GOD as the origin of POSITIVITY and truth. When we talk of The Positive Word, we are relating directly to the first chapter of John's gospel: talking about a Jew called Jesus Christ - the Son of God. God chose to communicate his truth about Jesus through a collection of texts known as the Bible.

He was in the world, the world which came into being through him, but the world had no knowledge of him. He came to the things which were his and his people did not take him to their hearts. To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name: Whose birth was from God and not from blood, or from an impulse of the flesh and man's desire.
And so the Word became flesh and took a place among us for a time; and we saw his glory--such glory as is given to an only son by his father--saw it to be true and full of grace.... grace and the true way of life are ours through Jesus Christ. (John 1:10-17 BBE)

As you read the Bible for yourself it is essential that you 'test everything'. It is important that you accept God's word not as the word of men but as it actually is, the word of God. The word has power to change our attitude, to give us hope...the positive message is there for all of us.

God is Positive
For all the negative things we say to ourselves, God has a positive answer for it, through Jesus:

-ve: "It's impossible"
+ve: All things are possible (Luke 18:27)

-ve: "I'm too tired"
+ve: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)

-ve: "Nobody really loves me"
+ve: I love you (John 3:16 & John 13:34)

-ve: "I can't go on"
+ve: My grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

-ve: "I can't figure things out"
+ve: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)

-ve: "I can't do it"
+ve: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)

-ve: "I'm not able"
+ve: I am able (2 Corinthians 9:8)

-ve: "It's not worth it"
+ve: It will be worth it (Romans 8:28)

-ve: "I can't forgive myself"
+ve: I FORGIVE YOU (1 John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

-ve: "I can't manage"
+ve: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)

-ve: "I'm afraid"
+ve: I have not given you a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

-ve:: "I'm always worried and frustrated"
+ve: Cast all your cares on ME (1 Peter 5:7)

-ve:: "I don't have enough faith"
+ve: I've given everyone a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)

-ve: "I'm not smart enough"
+ve: I give you wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30)

-ve: " I feel all alone"
+ve: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)

Positive is about attitude
The transformation of our attitude is the key to seeing the world through the eye of faith, the key to the inner work of God's power, the holy spirit in our lives. This is what has brought us to you, a desire to express to you our attitude, our thoughts and feelings about God, this God who sent this positive word for us to read, not only to read but to open our hearts and minds to allow the word to dwell in us.

There is within every person a thirst for happiness and meaning. So often we let happiness depend on our own circumstances. When things are going good we feel great, when things are rough we feel down.

This positive word is so very relevant on a personal level. A relationship with Jesus changes lives. Jesus is in the business of changing lives. It's not that everything becomes perfect, but our lives are given perspective, a way of dealing and coping with struggles. It brings peace knowing there is purpose now, every minute of every day is worth living - a gift - with an ultimate plan of Christ once again revealing himself to us when he comes back to the earth, 'We will see him, we will live and reign with him, we will be like him.' Through this WORD, Jesus has left us an inspiration to change our thinking from inward, selfcentered...motivated by pride and lust to a spiritual way of thinking and acting.

About Us
We are brothers in Christ, therefore we use the name 'Christadelphians'

In reaching out to you our motives are 'not impure', we are not trying to trick you in anyway. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts. We won't coherse you with flattery or use this as a mask for our own greed. This site has been set up to encourage, comfort, and urge you to live lives worthy of God, and to develop hearts deep rooted and sincere.

We are just seekers too, in search of God!

It is our understanding from reading the Bible that Christianity began as a Jewish religion in the first century and began to spread throughout the then-known world at great speed to reach people it hadn't been given to before... people called Gentiles (anyone who is not a Jew). But a correct reading of the Old Testament reveals that Jesus' life and work was not simply the beginning of God's plan, but rather a fulfilment of a purpose that had been in God's mind from the very beginning of human history.

It is revealed therefore that the scope of God's plan is not limited to recent times, but has been relevant from the moment that God created the first man, until this very moment onwards.