A must see sermon excerpt on ‘Is your faith directed towards yourself or to Christ,’ by Jesse Barrington
I appreciate this preacher’s solid advice. As I’ve said many times before. One of the problems with America’s postmodern churchianity, is that most professed Christians compare themselves to other professed Christians (their friends and peers), rather than to Christ.
That is exactly why so many professed Christians look or act just like the rest of the unsaved world. I see them engaging in partying, alcoholism, cursing, sensuality, and/or sexual immorality. They are deceived to think they are ‘OK with God’ because their Pseudō christian friends do it. We must compare ourselves to Christ according to His Scriptures.
Let me make this very clear. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Paul told the church of Corinth that if they (or us) are practicing sinfulness, then they (or us) will not see heaven. Because there is no salvation without repentance.
If you profess to be born-again, and still continue to practice these sins, with no repentance; you’re in grave danger. Hence you should examine the Scriptures to see if you truly are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). Because if a person is born-again of Christs incorruptible Seed, they will not habitually continue their sinfulness.
You can begin this 2 Corinthians 13:5 examination process by studying the three Epistles of John (or watch my video series through 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John here).
We were forewarned to not turn the grace of God into lewdness (Jude 1:4). Because once saved by the glorious grace of God. His sovereign grace gives us freedom from sin, not freedom to sin. Our new liberty in Christ is not liberty to sin, it is liberty from our sins. A person that is truly born-again will be given a new character, a new life-style, a new way of life. They will hate the things that God hates, and love the things that God loves. Though a born-again Christian will not be sinless, they will sin less. They will not habitually repeat their sins, but they will continually repent from their sins. – Chaplain Bill 🙂
Ye must be born again. Repent – be salt and light – be holy – fear God – pray without ceasing – keep His commandments – believe in and trust Jesus – obey the Gospel – share the Gospel – preach the Gospel – contend for the faith, – keep the faith, work-out your salvation, and endure to the end!