mikehill4jesus “CHURCHIANITY says that God loves the Sinner but hates the Sin”
29th March 2017 (22:19) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
Mike’s Easter Message 2017
Definition of Churchianity: a usually excessive or narrowly sectarian attachment to the practices and interests of a particular church.
Hence the existence of so many versions of what many would describe as Christianity, but it’s not!
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 [CHRISTIANITY]. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. [CHURCHIANITY] These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
Does God love the unrepentant sinner?
Many professing Christians believe that he does! “God hates the sin but loves the sinner!” So, no wonder sex abuse by Christians does not result in punishment of the Abuser, but the Victim is told they must forgive their Abuser or not go to Heaven.
WHAT EVIL THINKING
(Charles Finney, “The Guilt of Sin”)
“God is angry with the wicked every day!” Psalm 7:11
God is not angry merely against the sin abstracted from the sinner, but against the sinner himself! Some people have labored hard to set up this ridiculous and absurd generalization, and would attempt to make it appear . . .
that God is angry at sin — yet not at the sinner;
that He hates the theft — but loves the thief;
that He abhors adultery — but is pleased with the adulterer.
Now this is supreme nonsense! The sin has no moral character apart from the sinner. The act of sin is nothing, apart from the sinful actor. What God hates and disapproves is not the mere event, the thing done, in distinction from the doer — but He hates the doer himself! It grieves and displeases Him that a rational and moral agent, under His government, should array himself against his own Creator, against all that is right and just in the universe. This is what offends God. The sinner himself is the direct and the only object of His anger!
So the Bible shows that God is angry with the wicked — and not with the abstract sin. If the wicked do not repent, God will whet His sword — He has bent His bow and made it ready — not to shoot at the sin, but the sinner — the wicked man who has done the abominable thing. This is the only doctrine of both the Bible, and of common sense on this subject.
“The wicked and those who love violence, His soul hates!” Psalm 11:5
“The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished!” Proverbs 16:5
“The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on His foes and maintains His wrath against His enemies!” Nahum 1:2
“Whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36
“You are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when His righteous judgment will be revealed.” Romans 2:5
“But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil — there will be wrath and anger!” Romans 2:8
“What if God, choosing to show His wrath and make His power known, bore with great patience the objects of His wrath — prepared for destruction?” Romans 9:22
“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.” Ephesians 5:6
Listen to what the Lord Jesus said about Sinners:
Are addicted to lying and are active in it, even encouraging others to do it. In fact they rejoice in its success! However, they are punished for doing it.
The LAW of the New Testament is obedience to Christ as a result of your love for Him
To be chosen for Salvation, you have to be as the Lord Jesus describes in John 14:23!
There is no religion, not even Christian, that can do what the Lord Jesus proclaimed He can do.
Revelation 1:18 ‘I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.’
See how the perfect Lord Jesus affected those religious people he witnessed to
The Gospel of St. John – Film – High Quality! HD
Paul was sent, as were other true followers of Jesus to witness for God
The Acts of the Apostles – Film – High Quality! HD
In my testimony you will see how over time the Holy Spirit influenced me by the Gospel of Jesus until I chose to love the Lord Jesus. I also describe those I have observed to be showing signs of rejecting the Gospel. They are unable to produce a testimony of their own walk with God – before and after salvation. Though for some, it might be the case of they are not yet able to form in their mind what is happening to them.
Mike Hill’s Testimony – His Life With God contains many examples from my life
Do not study the Holy Bible without allowing the Holy Spirit of God to help you.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit