What we believe matters!
We are what we believe and what we believe in our heart we will agree with and even do…..
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (KJV)
If we believe that Jesus is our Lord and Saviour, we are a Redeemed Child of God, part of His Family, a Christian.
If we believe in Buddha or other gods , we are a Pagan Idolater.
If we believe there is no God, we are an Atheist.
If we are not sure if there is a God, we are still an Atheist till we do, sitting on the fence or being an Agnostic means we don’t believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour which means we are an Atheist in spirit, we need to make up our mind fast, we could die Eternally reading this message and then it will be too late.
If we believe in Murder like Abortion, we are a Murderer in spirit.
If we believe Adultery is permissible, than we are an Adulterer in spirit.
If we believe we can go on Sinning, we are a Sinner in spirit.
If we believe stealing is acceptable, we are a Thief in spirit
If we have sex we someone of our own gender, we are a Homosexual, if we believe it is OK to be one, we are calling God a liar, which means we are evil but God’s Love covers a multitude of sins when we have True Repentance, and so we no longer choose to continue to sin.
If we don’t believe in The Godhead or Trinity as They are called today, we are deceived Cult members and False Teachers.
If we believe God’s Truth is only relevant when it suits our own agenda, we are Carnal.
Yes what we believe matters!
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for Light, and Light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (K.J.V)
It is not Love to watch as Satan gets a foothold in someones life because of their sin, that is why God tells us to rebuke them but we do so in Love remembering we were once sinners too.
Psalm 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?(KJV)
Leviticus 19:17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. (NKJV)
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works.(KJV)
God tells us to hate what is evil, anything that does not come from Faith in Him is evil. I hate…..Pagan Idolaters, Atheists, Thieves, Homosexuals and all those who do evil and also what I was before I came to heart repentance and I hate the life I lived without God in it.
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil, pride and arrogance and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate.(KJV)
But God also tells us to Love everybody, so is this a Contradiction.
Matthew 5:43-45 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the Children of your Father which is in Heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.(KJV)
No! it is not a Contradiction…..
We Hate What they Are but We Love Who they Are.…God’s Creation, He created all Mankind, “For God so Loved the Word” that means He Loves everyone but He hates the evil they do, so are they lost eternally; we are not to judge their Eternal Destiny, only God knows their hearts, they may come to heart repentance on their deathbed or before and than they will be part of God’s Family, our Spiritual Brother or Sister in Christ Jesus, a Redeemed Child of God.
But we still hate what they are until they do repent and we do so if they are our Father, Mother, Brother or Sister and even if we have Children and they are Atheists, or worshipers of Buddha etc also those in the Church who accept what God calls evil as OK, or reject His Truth, we also hate what they are too, which is Carnal.
Luke 14:25-27 If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and wife, and children and brethren and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my Disciple.(KJV)
We cannot be in Unity with Jesus if we walk in sinfulness and agree with it.
1 John 3: 1-11 ( 6-7 ) Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.
Romans 9:3 As it is written, Jacob have I Loved, but Esau have I hated.
God hated what Esau would be, He knew his heart and the evil he would do and God hates all evil…..yes we are what we believe and what we believe in our heart will be shown in our words and actions.
Matthew 12:34b- 35…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.(KJV)
Will we always be Loved and accepted and understood for Who and What we are in Christ Jesus, No! as we can see confirmed below we will be hated and may even be Martyred, are we willing to carry our Cross for Jesus or do we want to be popular for Satan.
Luke 6:21-23 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for Joy: for, behold, your reward is great in Heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the Prophets.
Luke 21:16-18 And ye shall be betrayed both by Parents, and Brethren, and Kingsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
John 15:17-19 These things I command you, that ye Love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of Love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.
I Love all of you in Christ Jesus for who you are but you are what you believe, if you reject Jesus as your Lord and Saviour I hate what you are, which is an unbeliever and this is evil in God’s eyes but if you believe in Jesus Christ, you are my Spiritual Brother or Sister and we are in God’s Family, Jesus is also our Brother and Loves us greatly, we are One with Him in Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is One Spirit.(KJV)
Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.