mikehill4jesus “Every excuse for sin condemns God“
20th October 2017 (22.11) My .mp3 audio Podcast linked to this Blog
Jesus gave this COMMAND in Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Would he give this command if we are unable to obey it? NO!
The Christless Christians who make up Churchianity say that he does. They condemn God for punishing those who choose to sin. That is why they come up with so many excuses for their EVILDOING! The Father sent his Son, the Lord Jesus, to die that Sinners could be saved from their sin, not so that sinners can have an excuse for continuing their sin.
- the prophets sent to correct them
- the Lord Jesus sent to save them
- the disciples of Jesus who are commanded to preach the Gospel to them
- God as a liar when given His commands about being holy and righteous
They are still condemning God today!
The Spiritual Body of Christ consists of all the spiritually converted Humans as described by the Lord Jesus in John 14:23 and elsewhere.
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. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
God the Father is giving a human 2 choices:
- To love and obey Jesus
- To hate and disobey Jesus
Those who choose to hate and disobey the Lord Jesus can have no excuse. To claim that you will still enter heaven while breaking God’s Moral Laws, is to claim that His command not to sin is wrong.
In the following passage from the Bible, we see God questioning Job. Simply, directly, and to the point.
Charles Finney teaches on this subject far better than I can for I am only a Spiritually led witness for the Lord Jesus Christ. A Human Sign pointing you towards Him and Him alone. A Sign that you can choose to follow or not.
Job 40:1-8 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
40 The Lord said to Job:
2 ‘Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him?
Let him who accuses God answer him!’
3 Then Job answered the Lord:
4 ‘I am unworthy – how can I reply to you?
I put my hand over my mouth.
5 I spoke once, but I have no answer –
twice, but I will say no more.’
6 Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 ‘Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.
8 ‘Would you discredit my justice?
Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
(Quoting Charles Finney)
Every excuse for sin condemns God.
This will be apparent if we consider,
1. That nothing can be sin for which there is a justifiable excuse.
This is entirely self-evident. It therefore needs neither elucidation nor proof.
2. If God condemns that for which there is a good excuse, He must be wrong. This also is self-evident. If God condemns what we have good reason for doing, no intelligence in the universe can justify Him.
3. But God does condemn all sin. He condemns it utterly, and will not allow the least apology or excuse for it. Hence, either there is no apology for it, or God is wrong.
4. Consequently, every excuse for sin charges blame upon God, and virtually accuses him of tyranny. Whoever pleads an excuse for sin, therefore, charges God with blame.
We will consider some of these excuses, and see whether the principles I have laid down are not just and true.
Christless Christians who make up what we call Churchianity – Christianity with Church replacing Christ – have no escape.
No sinner under the light of the Gospel lives a single hour in sin without some excuse, either tacit or avowed, by which he justifies himself. It seems to be a law of man’s intelligent nature that when accused of wrong, either by his conscience or by any other agent, he must either confess or justify. The latter is the course taken by all impenitent sinners. Hence the reason why they have so much occasion for excuses, and why they find it convenient to have so great a variety. It is remarkable with what facility they fly from one to another, as if these refuges of lies might make up in number what they lack in strength. Conscious that not one of all the multitude is valid in point of truth and right, they yet, when pressed on one, fly to another, and when driven from all in succession they are ready to come back and fight the same ground over again. It is so hard to abandon all excuses, and admit the humbling truth that they themselves are all wrong, and God all right.
Hence it becomes the great business of a gospel minister to search out and expose the sinner’s excuses; to go all round and round, and, if possible demolish the sinner’s refuges of lies and lay his heart open to the shafts of truth.
2. Excuses render repentance impossible. For excuses are justifications, and who does not know that justification is the very opposite of confession and repentance? To seek after and embrace excuses therefore, is to place one’s self at the farthest possible remove from repentance.
Of course the self-excusing sinner makes it impossible for God to forgive him. He places the Deity in such a position toward himself, and I might say, places himself in such an attitude toward the government of God, that his forgiveness would be ruin to the very throne of God. What would heaven say, and hell too, and earth besides, if God were to forgive a sinner while he by his excuses is justifying himself and condemning his Maker?
Now, what use do you calculate to make of this teaching?
Are you ready to say, “I will henceforth desist from all my excuses, now and for ever, and God shall have my whole heart?” What do you say? Will you set about to hunt up some new excuse? Do you at least say, “Let me go home first–don’t press me to yield to God here on the spot;–let me go home and then I will?” Do you say this? And are you aware how tender is this moment–how critical this passing hour? Remember it is not I who press this claim upon you–but it is God. God Himself commands you to repent today–this hour. You know your duty–you know what religion is–what it is to give God your heart. And now I come to the final question–Will you do it? Will you abandon all your excuses, and fall, a self-condemned sinner, before a God of love, and yield to Him yourself–your heart and your whole being, henceforth and for ever? WILL YOU COME?
I tell you the truth that I meet many professing Christians who make excuses, especially Church Leaders.
The Lord Jesus will treat them with the contempt they deserve.
Matthew 7:20-23 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
7:20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognise them.
Jesus talks about the time when He alone will judge them for their lives. True and false disciples
21 ‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?” 23 Then I will tell them plainly, “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”
Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible
Will I profess – Ομολογησω, I will fully and plainly tell them, I never knew you – I never approved of you; for so the word is used in many places, both in the Old and New Testaments. You held the truth in unrighteousness, while you preached my pure and holy doctrine; and for the sake of my own truth, and through my love to the souls of men, I blessed your preaching; but yourselves I could never esteem, because you were destitute of the spirit of my Gospel, unholy in your hearts, and unrighteous in your conduct. Alas! alas! how many preachers are there who appear prophets in their pulpits; how many writers, and other evangelical workmen, the miracles of whose labour, learning, and doctrine, we admire, who are nothing, and worse than nothing, before God, because they perform not his will, but their own? What an awful consideration, that a man of eminent gifts, whose talents are a source of public utility, should be only as a way-mark or finger-post in the way to eternal bliss, pointing out the road to others, without walking in it himself!
Depart from me – What a terrible word! What a dreadful separation! Depart from Me! from the very Jesus whom you have proclaimed in union with whom alone eternal life is to be found. For, united to Christ, all is heaven; separated from him, all is hell.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Matthew 25:12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not.
John 10:14,27-30 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine…
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And…
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire…
Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity.
Psalm 6:8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; for the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.
Luke 13:25,27 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door…
Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.
This teaching is clear and only the Impenitent Sinners argue against it, thus choosing to enter Hell, not Heaven.
NOW IS THE TIME TO GET RIGHT WITH THE LOVING AND POWERFUL LORD JESUS WHILE YOU CAN – YOUR TIME IS RUNNING OUT!