July 30 – Real Christians

A letter has been found, dating back to the third century, believed to have been written to a friend named Donatus. Its author is unknown. It reads as follow: “It is a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a company of quiet and holy people who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy which is a thousand times better than any of the pleasures of our sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not: they are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are the Christians,—and I am one of them.” If this is a true description of early believers, it’s a great example for believers today and a goal to strive for. Doctor Luke, in the book of Acts wrote of early believers as follows- “Now when they saw Peter and John they marveled and realized that they had been with Jesus.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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