by a world of sin
Sin is evident everywhere we turn.
What is a Christian to
do when we see the unsaved doing things that separate
them from God?
We are to love them.
That does not mean we
are to join with them in sinning; it means we are to
exhibit the joy that dwells in us, so they may see God
in us. We are to share a way of escape from the choices
that have them trapped.
As Jesus said in Matthew
5: 44, 45 "But I say unto you, love your enemies,
bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate
you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and
persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father
which is in heaven: For he maketh his sun to rise on
the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just
and the unjust."
All who are not in Jesus
are in sin.
If you have accepted Christ's
sacrifice and made him your Lord then you are covered
with his righteousness. See our 4-17-2005 message, and
read the book of I John. I'll quote just I John 3: 10,
11 "In this the children of God are made manifest,
and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness
is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning,
that we should love one another."
"For all have sinned,
and come short of the Glory of God; Being justified
freely by his grace through the redemption that is in
Christ Jesus:" ... Romans 3: 23, 24
We are sinners who have
accepted Christ, we have been justified by his grace.
Those who have not accepted Christ do not have that
covering. We sin, and try to overcome it, they sin and
are overcome by it. Our actions are not pure, and we
are hypocrites if we shout at those outside of Christ
about their impure actions.
Our proper response is
love. We are to bring
them to Jesus who is able to help them as he is
helping us in overcoming temptations.
If you feel you must shout
at unbelievers, shout at them about Jesus Christ's love
for them. What they do with their lives of sin is their
problem, just as how we seek to be victorious over sin
in our lives is our problem. Don't concentrate on the
problem, concentrate on the solution -- Jesus.
Jesus Christ Is Lord!
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