Summary: Clean Hands USA 2nd Chance
Clean Hands USA 2nd Chance
Ezekiel 33:1-6 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land,
if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
3 If when he seeth the sword come upon
the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn
the people; 4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. 6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come,
and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
I never set out to be a person of controversy; it's never been my desire or my aim, to be controversial. I have never believed the pulpit, to be the place, to hash out political differences. I take no pleasure in stirring the pot, as it were. I don't like drama, and I don't enjoy debate, just for debates sake, I just detest error. I never set out to attack anyone personally. I attack sin,, with the Word..
But, the problem we are facing today is, that there are so many people, now, that have embraced sin, as a way of life, and when you mention a particular sin, they take it, as a personal attack, against them. So, now, anyone who tries to help them by telling them the truth, is considered a hater or basher.
That puts us, in a very hard place. Are we going to back off and quit preaching the parts of the Bible that offends them, or are we going to love them enough, to tell them the truth, even if it makes us, controversial?
Somebody say, Clean Hands !!!
Do I love the fornicator, the adulterer,
the pedophile, the homosexual, the lesbian, the drug addict, the prostitute, the liar,
the thief, the murderer,,, enough to tell them the truth, that according to God's word, they are sinning and that the wages of sin is death.
And God has provided a remedy for us all, through the blood of Jesus. But in order for his blood to cleanse us, we have to repent and sin no more. To come out from among them, and be ye separate, so sayeth the Lord.
Or do we ignore God's Commandments, and avoid every controversial scripture, that identifies sin and just try to preach grace and love, for everybody, no matter how they live or what they believe or what they do.
That's the question, We can't strattle the fence: There is no neutral ground in this:
We’re either for Jesus or against Him, we’re either gathering with him or we're scattering abroad. We are either living and preaching the truth, or we are rejecting the truth.
It's not a hard line to see, the Bible is our Plumb line. Anyone who is willing to read it, will see it. But the problem is: that many of our pulpits, in this nation, have become polluted and diluted and no longer name sin, they no longer call people to repentance and salvation from sin. It’s heresy.