Jesus calls us to Repentance, we recognize that we are sinners who have come short of the glory of God. That we were born in sin and shaped in inequity. That makes Repentance mandatory.
The Salvation of Jesus Christ is free. Jesus paid the price on Calvary’s Cross. We are simply required to acknowledge that we are sinners who need Jesus, accept him into our hearts and confess him with our mouths and we are saved children of God.
King James 2000 Bible
Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
A time is fast approaching when Christians will be imprisoned , even killed for merely speaking of God. Many say this will not happen , yet most of us mature folks can recall when we were required to pray and worship God in School daily.
Where are those devotionals now?
One dare not mention the word God without incurring the wrath of some self-proclaimed intellectual enlightened one who heap scorn and disbelief that anyone could still operate in this World and still believe in a God.
The Christian Church is under siege. Christians are being slaughtered in Syria and Iraq. Here in America an Oregon couple is being forced into bankruptcy because they stood on their Christian principle and refused to bake a wedding cake at their small family bakery for a Lesbian couple.
The next phase will be to remove tax-exemption status from Churches , but that will only be a precursor of what is to come. Pastors and other Church leaders will be forced by law to marry Gay and Lesbian couples and accept them into their congregations.
Failing which they will be fined and imprisoned. It will all be shrouded under the wrapping of Human Rights. In fact it will have absolutely nothing to do with Human Rights and Justice. If it did Christians would be able to practice their faith without Governmental Legislative and Judicial persecution.
News papers, Television , Radio and websites lash out daily at anyone who dare to dissent or disagree with the degenerative practice of Homosexuality.
The Christian Church is berated for it’s stance against the practice, with some entrenched Religion now bowing to Gay pressure. The Scriptures spoke to these truths. They bow and acquiesce to Worldly pressure because they were never true believers.
The Catholic Pope has now encouraged his Denomination to be more accommodating to Homosexuals. In essence this Pope (Francis wants his followers to accept Sin because he says so. What then does that make Francis, does that not make him higher than God ?
God calls us to Repentance, we cannot continue in presumptuous sin. That is to say even though we sin without knowing , we need to repent and not continue doing what we do as a matter of course. Of course we are all sinners, what we cannot do is solidify the sin we are in .
We cannot tailor make Redemption to suit our lifestyle. Our lives must conform to the dictates of the scriptures. We may not carve out our own Salvation, one that is convenient to our needs.
1 Timothy 4: 1
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,…
Those who have eyes to see let them see. Those who have ears to hear let them hear.