CONTENDING

Sadly, there are too many Christians who do not take the Word of God seriously and bear the iniquity of the heathen. Not contending for the faith of which they have been given, their moral compass is guided by emotions because the Word of God is not taken seriously.
 
This heresy of the modern church to not correct and in fact condone sin has allowed the devil himself to infiltrate and overtake those who should have been corrected according to the Word of God and allow the Holy Spirit to drive them to a point of decision to follow the Lord or follow the world.
 
Rest assured, when those who do not make Heaven their home and arrive at their final destination in a devil’s hell, they will not remember the words of their enemies spewing hate at them…those religious vipers who seemingly want to send them to hell themselves. No, not at all. They will remember those who professed to love them, knew the truth and did not tell them. For all of eternity, they will wonder why we didn’t tell them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. They will wonder why we didn’t tell them their lifestyle is sinful.
 
I don’t mean beat them over the head with our religious sticks every time we see them but instead draw the line clearly and precisely on what the Bible says and do not be ashamed of the side of which you choose to stand, if in fact you choose the Word of God. The Word of God will not come back void. It will do what It says It will do when delivered as It is supposed to be delivered.
 
This of which I write is meant to correct as well; to warn all who have been sitting on the fence allowing the devil to play in what the Lord has given you. There are consequences for disregarding the Word of God…ESPECIALLY as a Believer.
 
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
 
The devil plays for keeps. He comes to kill, steal and destroy. We can’t fix the broken. We can’t set a liberty the bound. We can’t heal the sick…but we know the One Who can. We know Who He is and what HE has done for whosoever will believe. We know that He has broken the power of sin for those who choose to believe. Contend for the faith in which we have been given…faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus. Be determined to know nothing else among you.
 
Be still and know that He is God and that He will do what He said He will do…work all things together for good for those who love the Lord.
 
“3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.
 
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the Grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having Saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.” Jude 1:3-5
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

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