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I'm going to share a few more thoughts on yesterday's scripture passage.

If I were to make a list of the worst, most evil things that a person can do in this world, it would include murder, child abuse, torture and such.

But it is interesting that when the Almighty choose to make a list of seven specific sins, it is a much different list. Many of the things He listed are not things that we in America even consider wrong at all, surely not "an abomination to God". Yet this is what He wanted us to know:

  • "There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him;
  • Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
  • a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil,
  • A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers." Proverbs 6:16-19
Wow, "hates & abomination" are very powerful adjectives! What did He deem important enough to list second? A lying tongue. In America today, lying is no longer considered even wrong in much of society. Talk to teens. Watch TV. If you don't lie there is something wrong with you.

We have entire professions that gain fortune and fame directly from lying...the advertising industry, politicians, lawyers, the people re-writing our American history school books to cut out the facts that America was founded for the right to worship the One True Living God, Jehovah, not for "religious freedom" to worship all false gods; that all the founding documents for the structure of our country and what it stood for were entirely Christian based. Lying is no longer shameful in our dear country. And if you are caught lying, what are you counseled to do? Keep lying and admit nothing. But look what Almighty God says about it:
  • "You shall not bear false witness". Matthew 19:18
  • These passages are discussing heaven:
  • "Nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life." Revelation 21:27
  • "Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying." Revelation 22:15
Again I remind you that since God made everything that is and holds ALL power, He has the right to make all the rules. As His creation, we are fools to think that because time has passed since the Bible was put in print that we have the right to change the rules He gave us. Fools because we may live our lives according to the changes we ourselves have made to His rules, but that in no way will change His judgment in the end. We can't even make ourselves a bit taller or add an hour to our lives, and we think because we are "modern man" that we have the power and authority to change His laws? He gave us His eternal world of truth and told us clearly:

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My worlds shall not pass away." Matthew 24:35

This is not to say that murder and other things aren't wicked and powerfully condemned by God and will have eternal consequences if not repented for from a contrite heart and then one asks Jesus to be their Savior.

The Word of God tells us that any sin separates us from God and this is why we need a Savior - someone to pay the price to redeem us from the penalty of our sins so we can return to God and spend eternity in heaven with Him, instead of an eternity of punishment in hell. Praise God that Jesus Christ was willing and able to do this for us! Let us be sure that we have fully repented for all the sin in our lives and asked Jesus to be our Savior before we close our eyes tonight. No one is promised tomorrow. He also commands us to be immersed in water baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. That is no more "optional" for us to obey than the repenting and taking Jesus as our Savior. It is a commandment, so don't put it off. Obey in this with the same urgency that you asked Jesus to save you.

It is my fervent prayer that every person visiting this blog will be saved. I pray for each of you often and ask that our loving Heavenly Father wraps you in His love and that you choose to live in His amazing love forever. I am so looking forward to meeting you in heaven one day! You are so precious to Him! He longs for you and is calling to you to come to Him with all your hearts. If I can help you in any way, please post or e-mail me!

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