Just yesterday I was talking with a lady whom we've know from our past. This lady professes to be a believer, but attends a church where the Bible is twisted and distorted and false doctrine is preached. Even the pastor of this church is willfully living in perversion. When asked about why she attends this church...her answer? "We have to love and accept and be tolerant of everyone and their beliefs".
I'm just so thankful that our Lord was not tolerant of my sin. He convicted me to the point where I saw my own sin and I came to Jesus for forgiveness and love. However, He would NEVER accept for me to go on sinning and pretend that that's just the way it is. He is a God of not only love and forgiveness, but a God of Truth and Justice. Sin has no place with God. We can only be with God if we give Him our sin and ask for forgiveness of those sins AND go on in obedience with Him.
So many people go along with the worlds sinful and perverted views of life. I was reading, just this morning from First John chapter one. Many people in John's time were falling into views of God that fit their own selfish desires. Even people in the church were in danger of accepting false doctrine. The verse that stands out is 1 John 1:5,7, "If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus, His Son cleanses us from all sin."
Ravi Zacharias said in a recent speech, "When the Truth does not serve your purposes...all of a sudden the Truth doesn't matter." He quoted Aldous Huxley who said, "I want this world not to have meaning, because a meaningless world frees me to my own political and erotical pursuits."
I thank God every day for His truth, mercy, grace, love and forgiveness. I also thank Him for His conviction. God hates sin so much that He gave His life for the redemption of our sin. Sin is of the world. "do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.' (1 John 2:15)
It's God's desire that you realize your sin and repent of your sin and ask Him for forgiveness. He promises He will cleanse us from all unrighteousness if we, by faith believe with all our heart what He's done for us. What a joy it is to be His child and follow Him...in TRUTH!
In His peace,