January 14, 2016

Poison

What one thing would you never do?

What one thing do you hate, and would easily leave alone?

Are you able to leave something alone that is dangerous to do?

We choose to do what we enjoy, and some enjoy danger.

While it may be difficult to admit, it is true that if we sin, it is because of a love for it (John 3:19).

Supposedly good preachers will say that mankind is so depraved that they cannot even choose not to sin, and that it is only after knowing grace that we can begin to choose, but before that, we are just such horrible creatures who don't know the difference between good and evil, and can't even choose.

That is a lie, for God has revealed himself to everyone (Romans 1:20)

As that is true, then everyone knows the difference between hate and love, and good and bad, and it is clearly seen, but good is not always chosen, as we see with Adam and Eve, and all mankind.

Did not God give Adam and Eve a command?

He did indeed.

They could have obeyed, but decided not to do as commanded.

He commands everyone to repent (Acts 17:30).

Many will not (Matthew 7:13).

And good is not always chosen until repentance, or metanoia, or after a change of mind.

When you see a bottle that is labeled "poison," then do you decide to pick it up and drink?

Would you ever?

Maybe?

But you would know that most likely death would follow if you continue to drink?

Poison may eventually kill depending on the amount ingested.

But sin always kills.

Some sin results in immediate physical death.

Some sin does not.

But all sin eventually kills.

If you want to say that you can still sin, and be saved, then you do not believe that it kills.

No one, who wants to live, keeps drinking poison.

We keep poison locked up, and away from children, and clearly identified, and warn others about it.

At least those of us who love others will do that.

If you love sin, then you do it.

Jesus said so (John 3:19).

And no one, who has the seed of God in them, continues to sin (I John 3:9).

Sin is always like poison in a soul. The nature of sin does not change. The nature of man can.

Only in metanoia.

Only by changing your mind about the sin that you do will you be given a new nature, or heart.

But you have to do something first.

In your sin, just like the prodigal, change your mind, or come to your senses about it.

Agree with God that it is poison.

Repent first, Jesus said (Matthew 4:17).

No one is washed of sin before admitting that they do it.

We are not forced to be washed.

We are not forced to stop sinning.

If you choose to continue to sin, even if you think your sins are small, and no big deal, then you will die in your sins (Luke 13:3).

You have no relationship with the Father if you sin.

He does not hear you speak until you turn from your sin (Psalm 66:18).

You can still pray all that you want, but he isn't hearing you.

There will be many who will tell Jesus, "but we prayed and used the Lord's name!" and he will say, "Depart from me you worker of iniquity," (Matthew 7:23).

Sin is only similar to poison.

Poison is a substance with the inherent property that tends to destroy life.

It may or may not kill you.

But unlike poison, sin will you.

Make no mistake.

Even a little bit of sin kills, for there is no little bit with Jesus, for to do one sin makes you a slave to it according to him (John 8:34), and to do one sin means you are guilty of all sin (James 2:10).

After becoming a new person, no one has to try to be good, yet that is what preachers will say.

Those who are truly saved have died yet still live - Galatians 2:20.

No poison was used.

Grace was applied.

Sin was washed, and all of the sin that was in the soul is gone (I John 1:9).

When metanoia occurs, grace follows, and a new nature is realized.

Turn from the sin that you are choosing to do, and be washed, and never sin again.

"Be perfect," is the command from Jesus (Matthew 5:48).

You had best better obey him, and he said to change your mind about the sin that you do.

Metanoia.

Seek to know what he meant by that.

Jesus did not mince his words.

Repent and believe.











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