You are misleading these people into believing that God accepts them in their sin. Since you are under this deception, I am going to try and share with you why we do what we do and hope that you will understand that Jesus did not come to this earth simply to pardon sin. He came to set us free from sin and no sinner will enter the kingdom. If you continue in your sin, there remains no longer a sacrifice for sin. That means that Jesus blood no longer covers you. Until you repent, you do not know God. If you do not know God, you are not saved.
Does the world hate you, Craig? Do you care if the world hates you?
Let’s look at Jude 22-23, ” And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”
Let’s look at 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, ” Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (homosexuals), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Now let’s read that in The Message, ” 9-11 Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don’t care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Those who use and abuse each other, use and abuse sex, use and abuse the earth and everything in it, don’t qualify as citizens in God’s kingdom. A number of you know from experience what I’m talking about, for not so long ago you were on that list. Since then, you’ve been cleaned up and given a fresh start by Jesus, our Master, our Messiah, and by our God present in us, the Spirit.
Do you see how this piece of junk takes the warning out of the text concerning hell’s fire? And it does make it sound like Doug and me are the bad guys and you’re the good guy. But if you read this from the KJV and the original text which you can find on blueletterbible.org, you will see that the KJV is correct and The Message is watering down the message.
Where is the part about there no longer being a sacrifice for sin? It is gone. Where is the part about it being a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God? It is missing. Why? Because this book was written by the enemy to deceive people into believing they can sin and get a little spank and still get into heaven. You tell porn stars God loves them. The Bible says that if they don’t repent, they will inherit hell’s fire. You tell them God hates the sin but loves the sinner. What is going to be in hell? Their sin or them? You don’t love them. You hate them because you are not giving them the real message which is to repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. That was Jesus message. 2 Tim. 3 tells us the reason for these perilous times. It is because people have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof. That is the missing element. Do you believe, Craig, that God can POWERFULLY free these people from the sin they are in?
You do not know Jesus or the apostles. You do not know how strongly they preached against sin and judged sin of every class of people. Think about Ananias and Sapphira who were killed for lying. Or look at Acts 13 and while you are reading think about this. Does Paul concern himself about offending Elymas? What is the “sign and wonder” that convinces the proconsul that the message is true?
Craig, you do not know the Lord. You are giving these folks more sugar coating to their sin. What a shame that you are so full of deceit and all fraud, a son of the devil, you are the enemy of all righteousness, and you pervert the straight ways of the Lord.
You have the favor of man. We do not care about sin nor concern yourself with how grieved God is over what is happening or how these little boys were going to the motorcycle convention were being escorted by these whores and defiled. Jesus said it would be better for them to tie a millstone around their neck and be cast into the ocean. Picture that. You are descending at unbelievable speed to the bottom while your body parts are exploding. Jesus says that this is better than what these folks will get when they stand before a Holy God. We know how much God hates sin. When you gloss over sin, you cause people to conclude that the cross is no big deal. You have no idea what it cost God to die to take away the sin of the world.
We are not trying to get people to join the Christian club. They must come to God in repentance.
May God open the eyes of your understanding.