Feb 24, 2017

Would You Consider This Person A Friend ?

Or even a Christian ?

Suppose you had a friend who joined the Ku Klux Klan, an evil organization whose guiding mantra is their own superiority and a demeaning contempt and danger to all who disagreed with them. Or, suppose your friend joined the Nazi Party which embraces basically the same creed.... or the Communist Party, or a Muslim terrorist organization. You might reason with your friend, argue against his lack of judgment, point out the error of his new friends and pray for him. But, if he was intransigent and embraced the hate, error and evil anyway, you would have to cease to be his friend.... Right? "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" Amos 3:3.  

So, imagine a Political Party which supports the killing of unborn babies, legalizing same sex marriages, legalizing illegal narcotics use, forcing all public restrooms to be open to both sexes including children, open borders to illegal entry, total government support for everyone who doesn't want to work, and defending criminals from law enforcement. You don't have to imagine it ... there is such a Political Party.... It is made up of eternal souls for whom Jesus died and they need to hear the gospel. And yes, God will save them if they repent and believe and I will gladly witness Christ to them ... I care for their eternal souls ... but they are not my friends. God loves their souls (John 3:16) but hates what they do.... "Thou (God) hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity...." Heb.1:9 

Jesus said..."And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matt.7:23.

God commands His people ...
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Eph.5:11.


Rex said...

So.....many will say..."it's not that easy pastor, it's a complicated issue"
If Jesus was standing in our living room right now, his answer would be what it so often was in the new testament, when ask a question.
He would quote scripture and no one would doubt the truth.
Little hint: the Holy Spirit is in your living room. (Your heart)
The answer is simple. Given with love, but simple.
God Bless give us the perseverence to stand for the word of truth.

Ron Blair said...

Also...and this is real hard sometimes...I have to remember that these folks are not the enemy...they are victims of THE ENEMY. That's not to say you don't keep both eyes open and all your antenna up while dealing with them.