Sunday, June 28, 2015
Don't let them jerk your chain...
Non believers seem to get awfully defensive when Christians talk about sin. Don't mistake correction for condemnation. Judgement is God's job - not man's. There is no better definition of self righteous than those who put their own importance above God. No sin is greater than another sin in the eternal sense and there is no one on this planet who is without sin. All sin separates us from God, and all sin needs to be atoned for. All sins are "mortal" sins in that even one sin makes the offender worthy of spiritual death and eternal separation from God. Although the Bible doesn't name any one sin as the greatest sin, it does refer to the unpardonable sin, which is the sin of unbelief. There is no pardon for a person who dies in unbelief. The Bible is clear that, in His love for mankind, God provided the means of eternal salvation - Jesus Christ and His death on the cross - for "whoever believes in Him" (John 3:16) The only condition under which forgiveness would not be granted concerns those who reject the only means of salvation. Jesus said, "I am the way the the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6), making it clear that He and He alone is the path to God and salvation.
Jesus has authority over the supreme court and the court of public opinion and his message is clear...LOVE. When our opinions and preferences become more important than the message from the Kingdom of God, we are lost. "This is my commandment, That ye love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)
Don't let the government jerk your chain.