Who’s Your Daddy? 0613

Who’s your Daddy?

Why doesn’t Sin offend you more?

Does all sin offend you? Every type of sin common to severe, Murder to “white lies”?
Does righteousness offend you? Biblical Puritanical living?

Does the love of God require or even allow that we ignore, condone, or normalize the sinfulness of others, so that we offend no lost sinner? Can spiritual children of God lack feeling offended by the sin that causes God’s righteous wrath that must be propitiates by Jesus’ blood?

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, (Romans 1:18 NKJV)

As Christians seeking to honor and obey God, we are in the world, not of the world. What does this mean, Biblically? Hollywood and Washington DC are working overtime trying to normalize sins such as tattooing, piercing, promiscuity, adultery, fornication, and homosexuality. Political correctness demands tolerance of many of these sinful behaviors. But the Bible isn’t politically correct. It is Biblically correct.

It’s not that the saved perfectly obey the Biblical standard, although usually do. It’s that they want to and that is the miracle! God regenerated our spirit. This makes us a new creature in Christ. Our will is changed and it supernaturally matches God’s. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

How can the promise given to His body – the church, apply to us, if the the commands, principles, and warnings do not? To put it another way, if Jesus is the head of the church, are we capable of denying His Lordship over us? Still another way, if God elected us, predestined us, justified us, washed us, and sanctified to save us, how can we possibly desire to knowingly sin against our head. Conversely, If we weren’t saved by Him, how could we persevere in obedience and love? You see, we will follow and obey out spiritual father, either the triune God in righteousness or Satan -the father of this fallen world in deception, rebellion, and lies.

Do you try to soften the Gospel by looking and acting like the world? Do you normalize sin to reach out to the lost or because you enjoy sinning? Does your fellow church members take offense if you preach or stand against popular sinfulness? Have you considered the possibility that the visible church looks like the world because they are of it and in it, having never repented of the all sin?

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.” (II Corinthians 6:14-18 NKJV)

Perhaps the visible church is so weak because they lack many who are truly redeemed !

This Father’s Day, take a moment to prayerfully and Biblically consider who’s your Daddy, your spiritual Daddy. There are biblically just 2, God or His adversary Satan. There are no free agents in this matter. We were all born sinful followers of this fallen humanity. God has saved some from its guilt and power.

Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. (John 8:43, 44 NKJV)

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. (Matthew 7:21 NKJV)

For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Matthew 12:50 NKJV)

For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:38 NKJV)

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (I John 2:15 NKJV)

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. (II John 1:9 NKJV)

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 NKJV)

Happy Father’s Day!

In Christ,

AZ4Christ.wordpress.com

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~ by az4christ on June 15, 2013.

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