Ah yes…here comes Kalin with yet another happy, cheerful post…
I honestly had every intention of posting something about grace tonight, but my facebook is flooded with things that convicted me to go another route. Add a few very convicting sermons by a local preacher (not my own pastor, but one I enjoy listening to.) I decided that, yes, I need to write more about this.
I’m sure we’ve all noticed the huge amount of debate going on over homosexuality lately. I’m not here to talk about homosexuality, not per say, but it’s definitely a huge reason behind this post. There is a lot of sin running around this country, all of which is bad. Anytime we go against God, we are committing a terrible sin. A sin that nailed Jesus to the cross. We mustn’t forget how sinful we all are, we mustn’t forget that homosexuality is not the only sin in the world worth mentioning. But it’s a very, very big deal. I’ve seen more Christian’s post something along the lines of…
“Well, we all sin. Our sins aren’t any worse than theirs!” (read this for more info on that topic.)
“Well, we’ve got to love them. We aren’t supposed to judge, after all.”
“Well, our world is always going to be sinful but being mean isn’t going to help!”
But really, doesn’t the Bible warn us against being lukewarm? Doesn’t the Bible tell us to fight against sin? God never said to keep our mouths shut about sin and the consequences because we are all sinful. If a man had the cure to cancer, but had cancer himself, would he be banned from sharing the cure? No! As Christian’s, we are fully aware of our eternal life without the Lord Jesus Christ, that should make us want to shout as loudly as we can, “Sinner! Stop sinning! God wants to save you! Repent, the time is at hand!” In the words of Charles Spurgeon,
“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.”
― Charles H. Spurgeon
How selfish is it of Christian’s to be so silent and scared of being honest about sin? I honestly don’t understand how some people can call themselves children of God without feeling conviction about not spreading His entire gospel. We can not quote “Love thy neighbor” when we do not love our neighbors enough to be terrified for their eternal life? We can not quote “Judge not” and completely ignore the context.
We all know what the wages of death are without salvation, but we also know what we must do to receive it. Can we have salvation without repentance? Of course not. So how can we expect to reach lost souls and see people saved if we do not give them the whole salvation story?