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No God Has Not Stopped Commanding People to Repent


There are those people who have had a brief trip to the altar at church and asked Jesus to come into their hearts who maintain that now that they are saved by Jesus, that they are able to live as they please and still enjoy everlasting fellowship in the presence of our Lord. Such rhetoric perhaps would prompt one to ask the question, “Has God stopped commanding people to repent of their sins?”.

In his article at the Christian Post, Dan Delzell writes, “A genuine relationship with God always involves repentance. It involves turning away from sin and turning toward the will of God. It is a desire to live for the Lord. It is sorrow for sin and a desire to do the right thing. It is honest, and it calls a spade a spade.”

For today’s Christian, calling a spade a spade means honestly identifying sin for what it is. All types of sexual immorality are sin, no matter to whom such a concept might seem offensive. Following the doctrine of a religion that denies the Deity of Jesus is missing the mark as well. It’s relatively hard to acquire forgiveness of sin through the blood of Jesus when one does not believe that He died for our sins and has the power to wash them (sins) away with His blood.

Scripture from the Book of Matthew (3:8) says “Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance.” It means Christians are supposed to live fruitful lives free from sin, instead of wrongly assuming that salvation is a decided issue and becoming dedicated to pursuing the sinful desires of the heart.

(H/T: Dan Delzell/ Christian Post)

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Franklin Graham: No One Is Entitled to Rearrange God’s Divine Order.


Shayn Roby’s Take:  As Christians, we are tasked with loving the sinner. Part of loving the sinner is pointing out that they are indeed sinning against God. Failure to make them aware that their actions run contrary to God’s Holy Word means that person is left to deal with the consequences of his or her sin. Judgement of the individual has not taken place, only the act has been condemned. Jesus died for our sins, but forgiveness for those sins must still be asked for in sincere repentance. Repentance is necessary in order for forgiveness to take place, just as eating food is necessary for sustenance. Leaving food on the table without bothering to take a fork or spoon in hand and putting the food in the mouth will not result in nourishment to the body taking place. Failure to ask for forgiveness and stop committing the sin, is failure to accept the wonderful gift that Jesus offered. Continuing to live in a homosexual lifestyle is doing just that, no matter what the Supreme Court says about the legality of their marriage and their eligibility for federal benefits.  Continued defiance of God and insistence on continuing a sinful lifestyle makes one eligible for eternity in Hell.  That is one consequence over which the Supreme Court of the United States gets absolutely no say.

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Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham

While I sharply disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision on these two marriage cases, when it comes to issues involving God‘s laws, it doesn’t ultimately matter what I or anyone else thinks about a court’s ruling. It was God who created and defined marriage, and any person or institution that attempts to redefine it is ultimately challenging Him.

We who call ourselves followers of Christ must strive to love others with the same love He has shown us—even when we have fundamentally different beliefs about such matters as the definition of marriage. I believe that all people are entitled to respect and are within the reach of God’s love, but I do not believe any of us is entitled to rearrange God’s divine order for the universe and its inhabitants—all of which He created and sent His Son to die for.

Source: CHARISMA NEWS.

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Do Gays Really Hate Christians?. | Rivers of Hope


The Christian community must make it clear that homosexual behavior is abhorrent to God, but that as a child of God, the gift of forgiveness has been given by Jesus. The only requirement for accepting this gift is repentance. http://greatriversofhope.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/do-gays-really-hate-christians/