Wouldn't it stand to reason that with a 'heart transformation' there would be behavior modification?<quoted text>
Thank You..I love this qoute. God isn't looking for Behavior Modification..He is looking for Heart Trasformation.. The wisdom behind that is.. GOD knew that once our hearts were transformed..Everything else will follow the heart. Grace and Peace to you
Some of the people here who claim to have been 'transformed' when they became a Christian certainly do not _appear_ to have transformed.
When one is transformed, they are changed. Jesus said put off the old man and put on the new. THAT is transformation. I don't see transformation of heart as still doing the same things to try to hurt others as you did before having a 'heart transformation'.
Somewhow, I see it exactly as Jesus said it. But I think I'm one of the few non-Christians on Topix who actually knows what Jesus said, much less has ever tried to live by it.
I fail miserably at times. I admit that. But I'm much closer than some of his most ardent adherents on this thread and many others. I don't wish anyone, not anyone, ill. I don't want bad things to happen to bad people. I want them to find something that will make them feel loved, worthwhile and happy. I think that's the real difference in transformation. You don't have to like someone. All you have to do is care enough about them to want good things to happen to them regardless of what has been said or done by that person.
If you are truly transformed, you will not try to do God's job of judgment for him. You'll know it's covered. You won't need to feel superior to others as you will realize that however much you try to live a good and moral life, you will fail at times just like the person you're judging and saying will go to hell for eternity.
You won't have any need to deny others the same rights you claim, as if you are sure of the power of your God, you will know that those things will be taken care of, too. You don't have to see it in your lifetime to know that.
So I think some people are very low on faith that God will do his job of judgment. They want God to do it on their terms, when they want it done, and as harshly as they would do it themselves. That is NOT a transformation of heart. That is going forward in even a worse way than when they were the ones who were judged!