Summary: Regardless of the laws that are passed by the Supreme Court Holiness is Right.
Holiness is Right
Bishop M.L. Maughmer, Jr.
Hebrews 12:14 – “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord”.
Romans 12:2 – “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good, acceptable and perfect”.
James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways”.
OPENING:- The most frustrated person in the world is the so-called Christian that says they are a follower of Christ who is connected to God because they go to church from time to time and think they are going to heaven, but in reality they have one foot in the world and one foot in God's kingdom. They are confused thinking they are living for God while they are and trying to live a life of carnality and a life of self at the same time. Oh you know them one day they are up in the faith and the next day they are down in the faith. It is like they are riding a spiritual roller coaster. They are being tossed to and fro by every wind and doctrine that comes along. They are unable to stand anything and having not done the right thing they constantly fall yet they call themselves Christians.
They are close enough to have experienced the some of the Glory of God in the past, they have had a taste of God's presence, they have been around the church long enough to be able to appropriately say Hallelujah and Thank You Jesus; however, they are so close to the world that they are spiritually dry and useless yet they call themselves Christians.
I have a problem with what society is calling Christian. I heard someone ask the question to some people during the gay pride march “Can you be gay and be Christian”? The response was overwhelming everyone said yes. They consider themselves to be Christian yet gay, they say they have a relationship with God and call themselves Christian but live contrary to the Will and Word of God. Now I am not just talking about the gays, but let me include all sin. People think they can be a drunkard, a pedophile, a whoremonger, an adulterer, a liar, a thief, a Pentecostal playboy, a wife beater, a drug abuser and still be called Christian.
Now let me just make it plan a lot of people are going to end up in hell because they think they are a Christian and at the Great White Throne Judgment are going to cry out but God I was a Christian and God is going to say to them depart from me you workers of iniquity I never knew you.
How can you say that Bishop? Because nowhere in the Bible does Gods ever say Be a Christian but He says Be Ye Holy! Holiness without no man shall see the Lord!
Holy and Christian are to different things.
HOLY:- is to be dedicated or devoted to the service of God, declared sacred, consecrated, having a spiritually pure quality, to be set apart for honorable use. Holy is an attribute of God that we strive for once we begin to live for God and give Him dominion of our lives.
Christian:- is a term that is used for those that believe in Christ. It was a derogatory term that was used to describe those that followed after Christ and His teachings. But it has become a catch all term that describes anything associated with Christ.