Many today profess to believe in Jesus Christ yet continue to live in sin. They entertain worldly lusts, carnal and fleshly living and thinking, pride, evil desire, and constantly fall into sin. The evidence unfortunately lies in their ungodly actions and behaviour. Somehow this new breed of 21st Century Christians still believe that they have been made free from sin, slavery, and bondage. The truth of the matter is that many folks are taking the grace of God in vain (Rom 6:1, 15). Like a sow that has been washed they keep returning to the mire and like a dog, they keep returning to their vomit (2 Pet 2:22). It seems as if this topic of volitional and habitual sin is going untaught in Christianity today. Unfortunately, nowadays Christians are labeling sin as disease and “misfortune”. I’m not talking about sins that we subsequently and very quickly repent of (and I hope we do), but I am talking about volitional sin which we entertain, sin of “pre-meditation”.
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1 January 2022
Spending some time in these scriptures has made me realize some awesome and convicting biblical truths. The God of the Bible (of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) requires obedience and holiness by those that call Him Lord. Many of us call Him Lord yet we do not do what He tells us to. Through His word, it is made plain that He is God, saves by grace, and requires those who love Him and call on Him to walk as they ought to. *In love, obedience, and holiness.
Look at King Saul in 1 Samuel 15:1-23. He hears from God’s prophet Samuel and is told to destroy Amalek and his people and everything they possess for how they treated Israel as a people when they came out of Egypt. He refuses to heed the word of God and takes much spoil from the battle. What might seem a great victory to man was sheer disobedience to a Holy God and His commands. Look at the result below ……
14 April 2021
This series of articles will be written with the purpose in mind to provoke believers and churches (ecclesia) alike to examine themselves to see whether they are truly in The Faith. It is a call for all believers who are nonchalant, apathetic and complacent to wholeheartedly return to the One True God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in repentance (Hebrew nacham / Greek metanoeo) by changing their minds about sin and understanding Jesus Christ, His deity and His salvific work at Calvary, amending with abhorrence one’s view of this broken, fallen and fleeting world. Without the backslidden and apathetic Christian coming to repentance, God will not turn, and He will not relent, He will not turn away His fierce anger in the day of judgement (Jonah 3:9 own emphasis added)…..