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 2 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 2 years ago

Worship Without Justice

AMEN!
And it will grow your congregation, too!

Anne Ewing more than 2 years ago

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"Where the [Pew Research Center] data shows five million fewer Protestants, three million fewer Catholics, and nineteen million more “nones” who do not identity with any religion, I see Sarah the bartender who isn’t allowed to love Jesus because she loves women, Sam who adores the new Pope but hates the things the church has done in the name of Jesus, and David the minister who just can’t believe in hell."
– Reba Riley, writing in Time magazine.


I just think it's important for them to know what it does to someone who is a Christian and who is Methodist when something like this happens. It does hurt your ability to have faith for awhile."
-- Kelly Bardier, who along with her partner Jaci Pfeiffer were dismissed from an Orlando-area United Methodist daycare center because of their relationship, after reaching a settlement with the Florida Conference that will require church and daycare center employees to meet with pro-LGBT church groups.


“To [Millennials], ‘religion’ means ‘Republican,’ ‘intolerant,’ and ‘homophobic,'” wrote Putnam and Campbell in Foreign Affairs. “Since those traits do not represent their views, they do not see themselves—or wish to be seen by their peers—as religious.” - See more at: http://jonathanmerritt.religionnews.com/2015/05/13/evangelicals-claims-of-conservative-supremacy-are-overstated-and-misread-americas-religious-landscape/#sthash.P7az5pTO.dpuf

"Both Jesus and Francis did not let the old get in the way of the new, but like all religious geniuses, revealed what the old was saying all along. I find much wisdom in what the contemporary faith seeker Christian Wiman writes: 'Faith itself sometimes needs to be stripped of its social and historical encrustations and returned to its first, churchless incarnation in the human heart.' "
– Noted spiritual guide and author Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, in his May 21 daily meditation.