Thursday, January 26, 2012

HOW TO BECOME A JEW, A CHRISTIAN OR A COMMUNIST

“But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit,
not in the letter; whose praise is not from men
but from God” (Romans 2:29).

Not every man born a Jew is one.
He is not a Jew who is one only outwardly.
He is not a Jew who denies the spirit,
The tradition, the calling, of a Jew;
Yet he is a Jew who is one inwardly
By faith becoming so in the heart.
This is the way of all life.
A Christian is one who receives the spirit of Christ,
By faith becoming so in the heart.
A Communist need not carry a card
To be one.
He can deny to the world he is a Communist,
Yet if inwardly he embraces the spirit,
The tradition, the calling, of a Communist—
He is one inwardly.
What a man is cannot be determined
By the words and praises of men,
But by what God sees in the heart.
As a man thinketh in his heart,
So is he!