Thursday, October 23, 2008

Off the Hook?

on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
(Romans 2:16 – ESV)

Sometimes there are people who do not participate in a certain type of sin yet they stand up for the idea anyway. Those people who want more than acceptance of these sinful ideas, they want approval for them, are not wanting to save others so much as to have their own sinful ways justified. Those who are overly tolerant, indecisive or inclusive, or who chide you for being judgmental seem as if they are taking the high road. However, when the full truth of men’s hearts are revealed, we might find that they are doing so, not just to let someone else off the hook, but so that they might let themselves off the hook. However, God doesn’t grade on a curve He grades based on Christ.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©

8 comments:

Even So... said...

You may excuse anything and everything, but God will excuse nothing...

JoyfullyHis said...

Is this similar to a Christian standing up for gay rights? And tolerance of other things?

Christopher Cohen said...

This may be off topic but keeps the same train of thought.

This sounds like these are the same people (some professing Christians) that will justify themselves by saying that their god is a god of tolerance and love. They say their god is not mad at their sins, but is laughing about them and has open arms to love them where they are at because he is good, and they are right. Only because their god does not exist except in their own minds. They are guilty of breaking the second commandment.

So we ask them if they remembered Jessica Lunsford. Who doesn’t? Now when they think of John Cooey, how do they feel. Are they angered? Are they outraged? If they didn’t care about her fate, then it would reveal something horrible about their character.

Do you think God cares about evil acts like that? Absolutely, He is outraged by them. If He didn’t, that would say something horrible about the character of God. The anger of Almighty God towards evil is actually evidence of His goodness. If He wasn’t angered, He wouldn’t be good. We cannot separate the goodness of God from His wrath.

In the same way, God is so good, that He is equally as angry, outraged, and wrathful at the telling of a little white lie. Like you said, there is no curve. There is Jesus Christ, or there is an F.

MrsEvenSo... said...

Self justification is an ugly thing. And deadly.

donsands said...

Good post. Made me think of Luke 18:9-14

"Lord have mercy on me a sinner; mea maxima culpa."

Even So... said...

Good comments everyone...

Unknown said...

JD, just getting back online, looked back a couple days and saw your response, thank you.
I think Fridays will be fine, hope I didn't interupt with phone call ealier today.

Thanks...

Even So... said...

Not at all Paul, I tried calling back, but I guess it didn't go through (I was in Holder at the time, bad reception as you know)...