Dude posted a comment · Jul 24, 2016
2 Peter 3:11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, This is end time mentality. I don't agree with the guy that you are fighting against God as if He were creating the darkness. I will say that you are fighting the wrong battles. Here is the picture. Romans 2:17-24 gives a clear description of what is going on today in the church. How does the world see the church? They will all say they are hypocrites, and they are right. The church is what claims the knowledge of Jesus and preach out of His Word. The church boasts in the law. The world sees this, and the insane hypocrisy within and they laugh and mock it. Any reasoning being would. The church claims peace and freedom but the divorce rate, pornography, and all these things look just like the world! Sounds like false hope and a pitiable people to the world. Because of this, people wont consider seeking God through Jesus in His Word. The church makes the Holy Scriptures look foolish. You are blashpheming the Name of God. You might say that the church is not perfect, but is being perfected for the end time. If this is the case then none will be saved but the last generation. 1Jo 1:6 — 1Jo 1:7 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. It is not ok to think that because we are in a human, sinful body, that we cannot be perfect. We are new creations in Christ, born of His Spirit. That means, Rom 8:10 — Rom 8:11 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. This means that a believer has seen the Light and his own darkness and loves the Light. He loves righteousness and hates wickedness because he sees its destructive power over his spirit. This is the only safe place! John 3:21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” God's Word is that Light and it's power is in believing that it is all Truth and all authority. A righteous man holds close to the Light because he knows that sin crouches at the door. He has seen his darkness. 1Jo 1:8 — 1Jo 1:9 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. He knows it is there so he keeps close to the Word (Abiding in the Vine), so as to KNOW that his works are of God. Do not mistake perfection with never being able to sin again. In the Light, you are protected and free, but you must first recognize the Light. The church does not. Jesus is Wisdom from above. Wisdom is understanding of yourself. Yourself at the very core, is the image of God. That is where Jesus takes you. He takes you to the true you that He made from the beginning. A humble heart will find this path, and there is the life promised in our mortal body. This may seem like a sidetrack, but it is all tied together. Here is why you are fighting the wrong battles. As the world looks on, with the church "standing up for righteousness", protesting gay marriage and bathroom rights and all this stuff, the world sees you losing battle after battle. Jesus conquered all! Why are you always losing? Jesus was not meant to be known by His law, but by His freedom! The law makes sin known, we see it inside and ask for Wisdom to overcome and Jesus sets us free! This is the gospel! This thing you guys are portraying is that following Jesus is a rulebook. This is how the world sees you. His message is one of life, not rules! If you would learn what it means to follow Jesus according to His Word, only then will you be salt and light. Only then can you make a difference in people's live's. The true battle that needs fighting is the purification of the Bride of Christ, not of the world. Judgement begins with His people first. You cannot deny the state of this thing you call the church. The church is in Satan's hands. Purify yourself, washed in the water of His Word Alone! Here is the problem that needs addressing right now. What is the gospel of Jesus Christ? I ask you to share what your understanding is and let's look at it through Scripture. He is authority and Truth. Him alone! Jesus!