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December 4, 2012

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Vertical and horizontal thinking

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

Notable Quotes

Bishop Marcus Matthews"In the United Methodist community, we often cite Jeremiah 29 in which God tells God's people to 'seek the peace and prosperity of the city.' In the wake of the riots in Baltimore, I would like you to re-look at these words and, with new eyes, claim God's promise: 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' This is our intention for Baltimore."  – United Methodist Bishop Marcus Matthews, episcopal leader of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, writing to his conference from the Council of Bishops meeting in Leipzig, Germany on April 28.


[But when you’re afraid] “you pray and you march on. This is God’s work. If we’re not willing to do this, then who are we?”  – The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District, quoted in an article, United Methodists Respond to Baltimore Riots, by Melissa Lauber and Erik Alsgaard on the conference website.