Sadly, many Christians are blinded to the truth because they love not the truth. Too many people have religiosity without truth, churchianity without Christianity. The truth couldn’t be any more obvious, but the masses of society are sleeping. Tragically, many so-called born again Christians are sleeping the sleep of ignorance, tolerance and complacency. “Awake to righteousness…” (1st Corinthians 15:34). Wake up!
You may not like what I am saying but the TRUTH is the TRUTH, even if no one believes it; and a LIE is a LIE, even if everyone believes it!
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.” -Matthew 10:34-35
The Gospel of Jesus Christ Has Always Offended the Wicked! Romans 9:33 refers to Christ as a “stumblingblock” and a “Rock of offence.” Jesus clearly taught in Matthew 10:34-35 that He did NOT come to this world to bring worldly or relational peace. Jesus expects us to preach the Gospel, which OFFENDS most people.
Let me define “Gospel” so there is no misunderstanding. 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 defines the “Gospel” as the DEATH, BURIAL, and RESURRECTION of Christ Jesus. This includes repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (The shed blood and burial of Christ), the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (The resurrection of a new creature in Christ Jesus). There is no other way of salvation outside of what God has ordained and commanded. And His divine message of salvation has offended some to the point of anger whereas they have set themselves against God – contradicting His word and His Commandments.
Never before in the history of modern Christianity has the Devil worked so hard to call evil good; and good, evil. Almost everywhere we look and on almost every television program we watch and in almost every venue of public domain, homosexuality, fornication, civil unions, gay marriages and every sexual perversion known to man has been repackaged and labeled as either socially acceptable or morally righteous. Immorality has been redefined as a civil liberty.
But Malachi 2:17 states
“Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them…” This type wickedness exhausts the patience of the Lord.
This world has offended the Lord our God!
It is only right that we offend the world with the Truth about Sin. We should call sin what it is – sin! The Word of God instructs us to identify and expose sin for what it is. We should not redefine sin as am acceptable moral phenomenon of society. The Word says…
The wages of sin is death! And unless the world repents of its love of self and carnal pleasures, it will Go To Hell!