Sunday, May 12, 2013

God's grace not God's love is our way to salvation..... I was not angry, well I guess I was but I sorrowed more for those in a false reality.

Yesterday I commented on a friends Facebook.  She was supporting Straight pride.  We, Christians, and I would like you to know I did not say, You Christians, because I am a Christian and proud to be one of God's own.  I don't hide my Christianity when I want to disassociate myself from "those Christians" as opposed to myself in any conversation.  I am purely and simply a Christian and try to do my level best to be what he instructs me in his word to be.  Anyway, I digress, all be it good digression it did get me a little off message.  One of the comments were, as I read down about loving unconditionally and that "Christians" don't do it, meaning in regards to Gay marriages. I am not a homophobe,  and I do believe that they have a right to a civil union, but I don't believe in Gay marriage.  I was offended by the statement attacking "Christians", and decided to write in defense of "We Christians"  God does love us unconditionally but he does put conditions on us that tells us that certain actions are sins. We are as humans of the flesh and are a being of sinning.  I was offended so there fore, I sinned by the words of the Bible, but I was not angry at the person writing the message so I commented.  As follows. "We are taught to love the person not their sins, God clearly out lines those sins and He alone will judge those for their sins. But He will most assuredly Judge the sins and punish accordingly." She answered by stating that God's love incompasses all and that God accepted all people no matter what because he loves us all, she was tired of Christians who don't condone and judge others life styles. She said "God's love redeems all".  My mind said "What?"

I made a big mistake thinking I was actually talking to someone who wanted to know more about God's precious word, and I should have stopped there but I waded knee deep into a conversation where I thought I could help some one see God's word more clearly.  I do believe for the record that God loves all of mankind,  he loves us human beings not our sins.  He loved us so much that he sent his one and only son to earth to die for us and our sins. 

 John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

I may be stupid, as I am thinking the person making the comment believes, but isn't this clear and pretty self explanatory? God's love alone is not salvation.  Doesn't it say God so loved us that?  Well that, that is a big part of the verse.  Doesn't it say we have to belief to be saved, not God's love alone?  Well the woman I was stupidly arguing with, I truly thought I was standing up for the Lord, in his name I wanted her to understand that her remark,  "God's love redeems"  is not true.  God's Grace redeems, pure and simply,  God's loves us, yes, so he sent us Jesus, and the Bible, but it's God's Grace and that Grace alone saves, redeems us and gives us Salvation.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 

I think that the verse above is pretty cut and dry, no misinterpretation here.  By Grace we are saved through faith.  Isn't that also what it says in John 3:16 but a little differently, does it read anywhere in either verse God's love redeems you?  NO, I am so sorry for the woman, but my caring and sorrow doesn't change that somewhere she is being taught by some preacher, that God's love alone saves you.  I so dislike the new age Churches where preachers preach about the all loving God that loves all and there is no hell.  I am here to tell you that there is a hell, God says there is one and he has never lied to us, not once.  He wants us to fear him.  I pray for this lady that she may have God's awakening and that true salvation can be hers.  I was offended, and for that I truly sorrow and pray for God's forgiveness, but I am sorry for her thoughts that I was angry with her which I wasn't, I was angry, with righteous anger, not a sin, for her, that somewhere she has gotten the wrong interpretation of the Bible and she may think she is saved and is not.  I pray that she is saved and has miscommunicated it but I don't really think so. Please God intercede for this woman and Please let her know your Grace that she might know of your true salvation.  Amen...... tomorrow.

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