A life of guilt or life with Christ


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Charles Warner | The Union Times It’s been said that telling the truth is easier than lying because if you tell the truth you don’t have to keep your story straight because it already is straight. The truth is that lying is the result of a guilty conscience that is fabricating a story in order to avoid facing the consequences of the cause of its guilt. The guilty conscience is one that must lay awake at night wondering if its guilt will be discovered, either by someone seeing through the lies told to cover up that guilt or because of some other mistake made related to the cause of the guilt. As the guilt persists and the lies to cover it up continue the guilty person must constantly look over their shoulder and live in fear that not only will their guilt be discovered, but also that they lied to shield themselves from exposure and the consequences of their actions and the accompanying lies. As a result, their life becomes a joyless existence whose defining characteristic is fear. The only way to avoid this is to live a life that’s as guilt-free as possible and that’s only possible if it is a life in which Jesus is Lord and Savior. Such a life is one in which guilty actions and the lies that accompany them are few and far between, occurring only when that person tries to take charge rather than letting Jesus be in control. The more we let Jesus control our lives the less guilt we will experience because we will not do things that would make us guilty, thus relieving us of the need for covering up that guilt with lies. The life directed by Christ is the life of peace and joy, both in this life and in eternity. It is a life truly worth living.


Wednesday, Aug. 28

6:45 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, Buffalo, will hold Revival.

Rev. Stan Watson will be the speaker.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will have their Poor Man’s Supper.

The menu will include pinto beans, stewed potatoes, cabbage, and cornbread.

Music starts at 6 p.m. David Lawson is singing.

Saturday, Sept. 9

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Mt. Rowell Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th Church Anniversary with a Family Fun Day.

Join us as we celebrate and raise funds for our 150th Church Anniversary with exciting activities at 534 Adams Lake Road, Union.

There will be a car wash, games and activities, and great food.

Sunday, Sept. 10-Thursday, Sept. 14

6 p.m. & 7 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church will hold Revival.

The Sunday evening service will be at 6 p.m. with Rev. Michael Golden, Pastor of Limestone Baptist Church, Gaffney, bringing the message.

Monday-Thursday services will be held at 7 p.m. with Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Pastor of Brookland Missionary Baptist Church, West Columbia, bringing the message.

Rev. Dr. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

Sunday, Sept. 1

2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church will have their Annual Women’s Day Service.

Minister Jackie Peake McCleave, Co-Pastor of Holy Temple Baptist Church in Cowpens will be the honored speaker.

Come out and here the Word of God and listen to some good singing.

The public is invited to attend.

Rev. Robert E. Collins, Pastor.

Monday, Sept. 24

6:30 p.m.: Trail Life Troop SC-0332, a Christian Outdoor Scouting Program sponsored by Buffalo Baptist Church, will hold a Join The Trail on Monday in the Social Hall of Buffalo Baptist Church.

This outdoor program is for boys in 5-K through age 18. There are different activities for various age groups.

For further information, call Marvin or Juanita McCullough at 864-427-5739.

Saturday, Sept. 23

1:30 p.m.: Senior Citizens will have their Bingo Gathering at Jeter’s Chapel AME Church.

A snack will be served.

The event is free.

All seniors are invited to attend.

Please come and enjoy yourself.

Charles Warner | The Union Times It’s been said that telling the truth is easier than lying because if you tell the truth you don’t have to keep your story straight because it already is straight. The truth is that lying is the result of a guilty conscience that is fabricating a story in order to avoid facing the consequences of the cause of its guilt. The guilty conscience is one that must lay awake at night wondering if its guilt will be discovered, either by someone seeing through the lies told to cover up that guilt or because of some other mistake made related to the cause of the guilt. As the guilt persists and the lies to cover it up continue the guilty person must constantly look over their shoulder and live in fear that not only will their guilt be discovered, but also that they lied to shield themselves from exposure and the consequences of their actions and the accompanying lies. As a result, their life becomes a joyless existence whose defining characteristic is fear. The only way to avoid this is to live a life that’s as guilt-free as possible and that’s only possible if it is a life in which Jesus is Lord and Savior. Such a life is one in which guilty actions and the lies that accompany them are few and far between, occurring only when that person tries to take charge rather than letting Jesus be in control. The more we let Jesus control our lives the less guilt we will experience because we will not do things that would make us guilty, thus relieving us of the need for covering up that guilt with lies. The life directed by Christ is the life of peace and joy, both in this life and in eternity. It is a life truly worth living.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1604.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times It’s been said that telling the truth is easier than lying because if you tell the truth you don’t have to keep your story straight because it already is straight. The truth is that lying is the result of a guilty conscience that is fabricating a story in order to avoid facing the consequences of the cause of its guilt. The guilty conscience is one that must lay awake at night wondering if its guilt will be discovered, either by someone seeing through the lies told to cover up that guilt or because of some other mistake made related to the cause of the guilt. As the guilt persists and the lies to cover it up continue the guilty person must constantly look over their shoulder and live in fear that not only will their guilt be discovered, but also that they lied to shield themselves from exposure and the consequences of their actions and the accompanying lies. As a result, their life becomes a joyless existence whose defining characteristic is fear. The only way to avoid this is to live a life that’s as guilt-free as possible and that’s only possible if it is a life in which Jesus is Lord and Savior. Such a life is one in which guilty actions and the lies that accompany them are few and far between, occurring only when that person tries to take charge rather than letting Jesus be in control. The more we let Jesus control our lives the less guilt we will experience because we will not do things that would make us guilty, thus relieving us of the need for covering up that guilt with lies. The life directed by Christ is the life of peace and joy, both in this life and in eternity. It is a life truly worth living.
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