Why Worship without Justice Dishonors God

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I enjoyed readings your comments, and it teaches that Gods law never diminishes His Love, nor does His love diminish His law. It's impossible to accept grace/forgiveness for a sin that we deny is a sin. God, being the authority of His created beings, is the One Who defines sin. Jesus said in John 8:46, "who convinceth me of sin"? Mans problem is that He refuses to
submit himself to the Creator, therefore he will die in his sins. Sin is still the transgression of God's law, and the wages of sin is still death. When we refuse to obey God's commandments, actually what we are saying is His death doesn't matter. If His death matters to us, the sin He died for should, too. Mankind wants a God of love that has no justice or standard of righteousness, and the One Who died on the cross has both. This way of wicked thinking disgraces grace. If Jesus died for a sin that we refuse to acknowledge and repent, how can we expect to receive forgiveness?
"Let no man deceive you"Mt 24:4. If transgressing God's Sabbath day is not a sin, what will God tell the man in Numbers 15 on Judgment Day? And it "is" the 7th day, not the first. Why? Because God said so. If mankind wishes to observe another day by taking Paul's writings out of context, well Peter knew they would! 11 Peter 3:16 Only God can sanctify a day, man cannot; he can just hear God or refuse to hear. After all, that was the problem with the Israelites all along--they would not HEAR. Jesus said this was the fist commandment given to them--I guess when we won't hear one, we won't hear the rest, huh? Mark 12:29 James 2:10
"He that hath an ear, let him hear"
Blessings to all who are willing to hear, believe, and obey. And it can only happen through Gods Holy Spirit, and man's repentance.

Patty Graham more than 4 years ago

Why Worship without Justice Dishonors God

Your socialism both economic and social--is what infiltrated the Protestant faith. And as a consequence Western piety is popularly at a loss.

S. Wesley Mcgranor more than 4 years ago

Worship Without Justice

AMEN!
And it will grow your congregation, too!

Anne Ewing more than 4 years ago


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