“Conforming or Transforming?”
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is ---His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
CONFORM means to make the same or to be similar to. The Apostle Paul, says that as TRUE BELIEVERS, we are NOT to CONFORM to the pattern of this world. That means we are to be DIFFERENT from the ways of this WRETCHED, CORRUPT, SIN-LADEN world. We SHOULD NOT participate in any of its acts or schemes.
Awhile back, there was a toy that was a car or truck, or at least that’s what it appeared to be, but when you turned it over and pulled it apart from the bottom it became a robot type toy. You could fold it back up and it was a car again, that’s what we call a TRANSFORMING of the toy.
So it is with the TRUE BELIEVER, we should be TRANSFORMING from a SINFUL UNBELIEVER, to a TRUE BELIEVER who has been TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING of their mind. Which means, that they will TURN AWAY from their SINS and come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, their sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL their HEART that Jesus died for them, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for them, with God, then they NEED to ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become TRANSFORMING from an UNBELIEVER to a TRUE BELIEVER, so they will be able to TEST and APPROVE what God’s will, His GOOD, PLEASING, AND PERFECT will is for them. If YOU have NOT done this you NEED to do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!