We know that as Christians we’re supposed to be good. We need to stay out of trouble and help people when we can. But what do we do with scripture like this: Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. (Mat 10:8)
The church has moved so far away from the commandments of Jesus that we think it’s not Christian to follow them. Cast out demons? Raise the dead? Do we believe that? Maybe the better question is, does Jesus lie? If He is true, then we have to face up with what we’ve been told to do.
Freely we have received everything that we need to do what He said we could do. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in us. It’s His power, not ours. It’s His commandment to raise the dead, not ours. Either He said to do it, or He didn’t. I can turn to Matthew 10:8 right now and see that He told us to do this.
What do you do with that? Will you ignore it and pretend that it doesn’t apply to you? How will you face Him later and explain that you didn’t think He meant it? God’s word is true and He absolutely means what He says.