Daily Archives: July 8, 2015
John 10:27 (NKJV)
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
I’m re-echoing, and I’m praying GOD forgives. It could be they do not know what they are doing. Many will tell you they know what they are doing. Many will tell you they are Christians, many will tell you even God has blessed them and approves of their union. Despite your praying for them because you care about them, many will want you not to tell them what the Bible clearly says about what they are involved in.
Loving them is good, showing compassion also, and so is telling the truth.
They have the right to live their lives as they wish, and frankly, but for praying for them, I can’t do much else. But, I am concerned with how those who say they are Christians, like me, live their lives. My heart bleats. And why’s that? Because they are supposed to be my brothers and sisters. That link makes me bother about them, and want to tell them the truth according to how our Father has ordered us to live. That is about being my brother’s keeper. That is about living in the family. That is about Christianity. It’s not just a “religion”, it’s a lifestyle.
Many say we are judging (Will look at this later) and many say we are behaving as though homosexuality is a very very huge sin; Bible truth says sin is sin. As Christians, we know deep down that sin is sin. Lying as homosexuality, as stealing as bearing false witness, as all else, sin is sin.
I have no issue with anyone telling me lies’ telling is sin, or that cheating or fraudulence is sin. This is the truth, so anyone who tells me this is just saying the truth – the Bible truth which is incontestable. I have a concern with whoever tries to justify lies telling or cheating, or stealing. It cannot be justified. Even when it goes unpunished, it remains sin, and should be repented of. It’s same with homosexuality as with any other sin.
It could, I emphasize, could, be better to justify; but not believable to declare it approved by God himself. He doesn’t contradict Himself; He hadn’t, doesn’t, and never would for the sake of our era, our changing world, our politically correct minds, our present-day philosophies, interpretations and views of what is correct; our respect of human rights, our attempts at redefining marriage, our choices or else.
Ever heard who He is – The I Am That I am. He is what He is. Period.
He cannot be fit into our mentalities, containers, eras, paradigms or else. He cannot be modelled according to our convictions. He cannot be convinced into going against His own word, because He respects that Word even above His name. “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name” (Psalm 138:2).
No need mentioning 2 Timothy 3:16-17, because there it’ll be easy to bring in polemics, as is our world today. Christ is the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us. His glory as of the only son from the Father is full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
John 14:24 says “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. If you love Christ, you’ve got to keep His teachings. If you don’t keep His teachings, He says then you don’t love Him. It’s that simple.
And if we do not hear Him and obey Him, then we are not of Him. He says His sheep hear His voice and follow Him. Can we say we are His sheep when we do not hear His voice, talk less of following Him?
It’s never too late. With the breath of life, there’s room to go down on the knees and call on the Father to wash clean. It’s not by justification; it’s by repentance and accepting Christ truly and whole-heartedly. The justification is not ours, it is Christ’s and He had done it long ago. To enjoy it is to accept Him. To accept Him is to deny the old self, confess and repent of our sins.
I am praying for you, that’s the one thing I can do. And I am saying The Truth; that’s the other I can do, as your sister in Christ who cares for you.
God bless your soul!