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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Can God judge a Christian to hell's fire?

Many of the things we believe to be Christian or doctrine are not. How do you know the difference?

When the men who wrote the Bible wrote their epistles in the NT, they were meant to be letters read in full. They each contain a message to encourage and to bring people to understanding of God's will. Although we can pull out verses at times that fit what we want to say, we have to be extremely careful that we do not build conclusions that do not fit the entire picture.

The problem between man and God is sin and God paid a terrible price for the redemption of mankind. When we as Christians sin willfully, we trample that gift under our feet and do despite to the Spirit of grace.

Now God is specific about what sin is and how He plans to deal with it. The problem is that we have confused our convictions with sins. Romans 14 warns us not to judge each other's convictions.

Then lastly the gospel message is twofold. It is to be forgiven in His blood and to be set free from sin.

When people repent in this day and time after doing these perverted things that are coming down the pike, the church needs to be prepared to pray them through it believing that there is no pit too deep that God is not deeper still, as Corrie ten Boom so richly said.

One thing that the apostle John wanted people to know is that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Then in the next chapter he lets us know that to be a Christians means to be free from sin. To be free doesn't mean that we sweat it out every day. It means making a conscious choice to do the next right thing and believing in faith that God will do the work in you through His Spirit and Word.

Feel free to speak your mind.

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