Friday, 24 May 2013

How Will We Stand?

Some thoughts that stick in my mind.....

In today's Christian circles we find that there is much confusion. People say they are followers of Christ but yet do not want the Bible to have authority in their life or in the their decision making processes.. Here is what I have noticed:
The Bible clearly teaches in Revelation about the coming antichrist and mark of the beast etc. We read that whoever participates and accepts the number 666 will not be allowed into heaven.

 Read Revelation 14:8-10
 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

But just as clearly as the Bible teaches this about the 666 mark, the Bible also teaches us to abstain from fornication, fleshly lusts, and that no person who continues to live this kind of lifestyle will inherit the kingdom of heaven.
Read 1 Corinthians 6: 8-10
No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren!  Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,nor sodomites,  nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

Why then do the so called Christians accept homosexuality, and other forms of immorality as acceptable for the Christians. We hear our Bible teachers saying that we must not judge others, that we all have things in our lives that displease God. I believe that if we are serious about God at all, then we will rid ourselves of all things that God has clearly opposed in the Bible. We are saved by grace, in faith we accept Jesus and His finished work on the cross - Jesus paid our sin in full.  But God clearly states in the Bible that as Christians we are to repent of sin and leave the life of sin behind. We live a new life in Christ. The old has gone - the new has come through Jesus Christ!

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