There’s more to being a Christian than bible study and attending Church on Sundays. Being Christian is a way of life, a state of mind.
Though I am blessed to be surrounded with great people, it is unfortunate not all of them are headed to Heaven. The road to Heaven starts with a relationship with Jesus Christ. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (Luke 14:6)
You don’t have to be a satanic mass murderer, a faithless thief or child molester to be overlooked by God and sent to Hell. All you need is denial. “32 Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33)
People who live empty lives or those driven by greed rather than faith surely won’t get to rejoice in Heaven with the Lord. The bible is clear as to those who talk the talk rather than walk the walk. “21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he 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 perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!‘ (Matthew 7:21-23).
True Christians worship God, obey and spread His Word. False Christians pretend to live righteously but deep down, they do Satan’s work indulging in the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh or the pride of life leading to personal destruction and in turn, at the root of the obvious decay in society.
The word of God clearly instructs us to live our lives according to a magnificent spectrum of love and obedience, ignoring this biblical potpourri is not acceptable to God and should never be overlooked. All sinners can be forgiven by God, and eventually ourselves, but every sinner must also be held accountable for their actions.
Leaving our mistakes in the past eventually forgetting about them often leads to ignorance, and increases tolerance. Do not be fooled by tolerance. Accepting sin is not forgiving. Think this through, by not holding liars, thieves, lusters, adulterers and even divorcees accountable for their actions, you accept their sin and make it your own. It is your duty before God to never let sinners get away with sin so they in turn can inspire others to walk in Christ’s footsteps rather than constantly give in to sin.
Do you want to avoid the never ending pain associated with sin? Then live according to God’s word. Though it sounds simple enough, our sinful nature too often draws us away from a lifestyle in the image of Jesus. More a marathon than a sprint, a lifestyle after Jesus ensures blessings and rewards beyond comprehension and avoids the grave consequences that come with God’s wrath.
Holding sinners accountable for their mistakes is not only part of our role as Christians, it is our duty. We all know how to live according to His will, and know right from wrong.
Let’s stick together and help one another by reminding ourselves of our sins rather than embrace one another after the fact. We will all come out winners in the end.
We thank you for your forgiveness in our sins
And for your inspiration in our lives,
We thank you for your all mightiness
And for your strong hand in directing us.
Lord father we ask that you keep us strong in times of temptation,
And pray that you will surround us with people
Who care enough to honor you through us
By helping us remember where we failed you.
God please continue to look over us
And provide all we need to serve you,
And fulfill our mission in this life
So we can rejoice with you in the next.
God we thank you for all that surrounds us!
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre