From the Pastor’s heart
Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
A bottle pf water with 99% pure water and 1 % sewage is a bottle of water that is contaminated. It is for the purification of souls that Jesus died. To avoid further contamination after salvation, God instituted repentance. In order for a Christian to repent, they must first reason out the sin and realise the seriousness of what ails them and what separates them from God. What is more serious; the ailments of sin or the separation from God? This is the question. In the Church today, grace is expounded as the given panacea by God for all sin. Unfortunately, this is not true nor Biblical. Grace is more strenuous than the law in what it demands of a believer. For example, if one was to commit adultery under the law, they were considered as being fit for judgement. Jesus said; if you look at a woman and lust after her, you have committed adultery. Now, judge for yourself whether grace is more demanding of purity than the law. Secondly, judge for yourself, if living with sin is easier than separation from God.