Sacrifice and obedience, have both been replaced by acceptance.
Part IV Judgment A Gift From God.
Acceptance has done more damage to the church than all other sins combined. Acceptance has its own trinity, and that is Acceptance, do not offend, and do not judge.
I will say it again, “Acceptance has done more damage to the church than all others sin’s combined. And this is why; if the church loved, gave encouragement, and judged the way it should. Sin could not exist in the church body, to the extent it does.
What has this to do with man’s life of lusting and coveting this world. And having his heart, mind and soul filled with the things that I will not write about. Everything!
Acceptance; To Cover Sin Within Men The Church And A Nation.
Because men are accepted in the condition that they are in, when they first come to church. By the local leadership in their lusting ways, they will not change, men are accepted as they are because no body wanted to offend them, because they think they will leave or because of acceptance replacing holiness.
Other men are taught “Do not judge unless you be judged”. Also men will teach the new man this. This teaching is taught too you so that men could not be judged by you if you were to put away your sins, because if you become a man of God, you will require men to live like men of God, not men of this world. Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
A good defanition for perfect in the greek can be summed up in the following manner; http://www.blueletterbible.org/ (Strong’s G2675 – katartizō ethically: to strengthen, perfect, complete, make one what he ought to be.
The word perfect implies in many cases, to make complete, to heal to complete health, to equip, to put in order, to adjust, to prepare or repair.
If you look at what acceptance has done to man, the church, and the nation as a whole. You will see that it is the opposite of perfect.
Yes acceptance has replaced holiness.
Back to the teaching of acceptance to the new believer or old convert. A man is taught acceptance for a purpose. And this is one of them that I have witnessed; If men don’t put away their sins of lusting, they believe that others couldn’t judge them and their sinful lifestyle.
Because they have taught you that you are supposed to accept people the way they are.
Not all men teach this on purpose, but I have witnessed it more so than not in the last twenty years.
That is the cruel circle that men have made, and there is no escape, from this snare of men, except that which lays outside of men.
The end result of this is that witnessing to the world has taken a back seat to the things of the world.
Acceptance; Witnessing To The World
We as a body are in no condition to witness to the world about Jesus Christ.
Contrary to the belief that we are supposed to witness to the world, I believe that the world has evangelized the church, and the church could learn one thing from it.
The world does not compromise its ways, and never will.
My brother, many will say to you, that it will frighten the new convert away from the body if we judge them. Yet the new convert is judged. They are accepted just as they are, not told to change anything in there lives (accept, don’t drink, smoke or swear, if it is permissible).
Yet, others would say that who are we to judge the new convert.
Yet we judge things all the day long. How good we do our work, how good our children are, how much should I pay for this or that. We settle spats all day long between our children, and ourselves, we decide what to do about a hundred different things a week, we evaluate what should be done in different occasions that arise throughout life, in other words we judge things constantly in our daily lives.
Yet if a man watches pornographic materials, can he be judged? Tell me, “Is the television pure?” If a man gathers with vile men for hours on the Sabbath can he be judged? Tell me, “Is going to a football game a holy thing?”
All men that would reason through prayer know that the television’s aim is not to spread the Gospel to the world. Also all men know that no man thinks upon the things of God while attending the local sports event in town. As I said, “the fear of God is far from men.”
And all this has been done by judgment of evil being dismissed from the body of Christ, that acceptance of the worldly can come into the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
It is a sad thing that because of judgment no longer being used in our churches that all things under the sun pass for Christendom today in the name of acceptance.
To the point that a man cannot even speak of turning one’s life over to the pure things of Christ, and forsaking the things of this world. Without being judged as a legalistic. Take the subject of clothing, lusting and the love of sports. And you see what I mean.
If you don’t believe me, start talking to your leadership, and say, “The television is full of filthiness, and I intend to take a stand for God and no longer own one. Will you back me up in this endeavor, by getting rid of yours and, preaching that everyone should also be gone with theirs.” You already know the answer. And you will be judged.
Acceptance; The Cure
What then is the cure? That judgment be put back into the churches? No.
The cure is that holiness be put back into the churches, along with purity and the love of Christ.
Holiness will separate the church from the love of the world and the things of the world. Therefore bringing men close to God and His ways. Purity will bring people to the church, and they won’t bring their ways of the world with them or very little of the ways of the world, and the love of Christ will keep them in the church, and they will continue to rid themselves of the ways of the world.
Holiness is brought into the church by worshiping God, when a body of believers worships God, acceptance of the things that are ungodly will be far from those who bow the knee in thanksgiving to God.
Purity within a man is a light on a hilltop. Purity in a church is faith in God, brought on by prayer to God. So powerful is prayer that the whole world can know about a church. If this could happen when the fastest way to get around was a horse or sailing ship, surly it could happen now. Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
The love of Christ is the word of God, For the word of God, will bind man and God into one. Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
When this is done judgment, rebuking, shame, repentance and salvation or a clean soul and a new heart will be the result.
Yes a revival will take place.
Men can not do this work, only the Holy Spirit can, and He only will when men desire it.
I will write more on the cure for the body of Christ soon. Amen
Yet now I write, be encouraged if you are surrendering to God, for that is the way to liberty with Christ. Bow the head and bend the neck and know that the Holy Spirit will speak for you at the throne of God. Yet you must worship God, pray and read his word.
Be enlightened by the power of God and know that all things are possible by Christ, yet be near Christ that you may be crucified to this world.
For God loves the contrite heart, Christ loves who follows the fathers commands and the Holy Spirit will guild all those who seek. Amen.