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Sunday - October 1st, 2006
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"CHAMELEON CHRISTIANS"
by Pastor Tony Sutton

2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty
Most chameleon species have a basic color and pattern that suits their habitat and provides camouflage. They change color to communicate mood changes to other chameleons. An angry chameleon goes black with rage.

LET'S LOOK AT THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE CHAMELEON AND TODAY'S, SUPPOSED CHRISTIAN. A LIZARD IS SOMETIMES CONSIDERED TO BE LOW, SNEAKY AND SCARY.
DO YOU KNOW ANY SO-CALLED CHRISTIANS THAT FIT THAT BILL?

THEY APPEAR TO FIT IN WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT. THEY DO NOT CHANGE COLORS AT WILL, THEY CHANGE ACCORDING TO THEIR SURROUNDINGS. LIGHT, TEMPERATURE, MOOD AND HEALTH ARE WHAT CAUSES A CHAMELEON TO CHANGE COLORS. A SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN WILL TRY TO FIT IN.
THE LACK OF SPIRITUAL LIGHT WILL CAUSE A PERSON TO CHANGE.
WHEN THE HEAT IS ON THEY WILL CONFORM TO THIS WORLD.
WHEN THE MOOD IS SET, THEY GO WITH THE CROWD.
THE SIN WILL CAUSE SPIRITUAL DEATH.

THEY'RE MOOD CHANGES THEIR COLOR TO SHOW THREATENED FEELINGS, MATING SEASON AND SICKNESS.
WHEN THEY ARE CONFRONTED THEY BECOME VERY DEFENSIVE.

SICKNESS CHANGES THEM TO A PALE COLOR.
DURING SICKNESS THEY BECOME GRAY, OR NETREUL. YOU KNOW LIVE AND LET LIVE.

CHAMELEONS FEED ON SMALL ANIMALS AND CHIEFY INSECTS.
SO-CALLED CHRISTIANS WILL FEED ON YOUNG CHRISTIAN'S MISTAKES OR OTHER'S FAULTS.

THEY ARE UNIQUE AMONG LIZARDS IN HAVING VERY LONG STICKY TONGUES WITH WHICH THEY CAPTURE THEIR PREY.
WE ALL KNOW HOW EVIL THE TONGUE CAN BE.

WE NEED TO COME OUT FROM AMONG THE WORLD, BE A SEPARATE PEOPLE AND STAND TALL FOR JESUS. WE CAN NOT RUN WITH THE DEVIL, LAY WITH THE WORLD AND SOAR WITH THE EAGLES. WE EITHER STAND WITH GOD OR LAY WITH THE DEVIL.

 

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