I am sick of hearing people say we are all children of God! How far have we fallen? Our deeds show who our father is. Black and white have been blurred into gray. If everything is true than nothing is true. God’s Word is truth! What does the Bible say?
John 8:37-44 “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father.”
“Abraham is our father,” they answered.
“If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would do what Abraham did. As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. You are doing the works of your own father.”
“We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
If we are children of God, we will do what Jesus did. If we love Jesus we will obey His teachings. Saying a prayer, accepting Jesus into our hearts in front of a congregation, and calling ourselves Christians does not make us a child of God or cause His Spirit to enter us. A child of God will begin their walk with God in repentance and they will stay in repentance as God transforms them into Christ’s likeness. A born again believer turns from the world and hates the world. A true disciple of Jesus Christ will not laugh at what the world laughs at and will not need what the world needs. A Holy one of God will not use sexual innuendo or talk in perverse speech no matter who is listening.
Jesus said that few would be saved yet the vast majority that believe in Christ live on autopilot, doing just enough to keep themselves deceived into believing they are ok. You can’t have Jesus and have the world too. You can’t worship Jesus and worship demons.
If God is your Father your mind will always be on Him. If the Holy Spirit dwells in you, you will love to do good and hate to do evil. You will hate sin and run from it. Living in the world will be incredibly difficult. You will be full of joy yet be full of sorrow. You will grieve the sin that is all around you.
Examine yourself! Don’t judge your life against others that call themselves Christians. If you are a preacher don’t judge your teaching against another preacher. If you are a husband, don’t judge how you treat your wife against other husbands. If you are a mother, don’t judge how you raise your children against other mothers. What does the Word of God say? When you stand before God, His word will be your judge. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Let God’s Word be your judge now!
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
1 Corinthians 10:21 “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.”
John 15:18-19 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”
1 John 3:9 “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.”
Hebrews 10:26 “If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,”
1 Corinthians 5:11 “But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.”
1 Corinthians 5:12 “What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?”
1 John 2:15 “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.”
Proverbs 8:13 “To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.”
Proverbs 6:12 “A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth”
Proverbs 10:32 “The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.”
John 14:23 “Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
John 12:48 “There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.”
1 John 2:4 “Whoever says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.”
Hosea 9:15 “Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal, I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds,
I will drive them out of my house. I will no longer love them;”
James 4:9 “Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.”
Jeremiah 7:23-24 “but I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you. But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.”