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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Rising of the Day Star
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (II Peter 1:19)
Peter was with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. He heard the voice of the Father bearing witness of Jesus.
Now Peter is speaking of "a more sure word of prophecy."
What could be more sure than the voice of God from the bright cloud?
Only one thing the written Word of God.
Peter says we do well that we pay attention to the Scriptures.
All Evangelicals chorus, "Oh yes, we must pay attention to the Scriptures. They are the very Word of God. We hold resolutely to the plenary verbal inspiration of the Hebrew and Greek texts. Oh yes indeed!"
But we do not do it.
Why don't we pay attention to the Scriptures?
Because we have been taught we do not have to do what they command because we are saved grace and not by works or righteousness we have done.
If we have no intention of obeying the commands of the New Testament why do we bother to read it?
We have changed the Great Commission. The Great Commission commands us to go to every nation, make disciples, and teach them to keep Christ's commandments including His commandments given through His Apostles.
We absolutely do not do this.
To us the Great Commission is, "Go to every nation. Get souls saved. Tell them they are saved by grace and do not have to keep the commandments of Christ and His Apostles. Tell them they are to go out and tell other souls they can be saved by grace without keeping the commandments of Christ and His Apostles. And build churches and bring as many people into them as you can so they can learn they are saved by grace and do not have to keep the commandments of Christ and His Apostles."
Am I right or wrong? If I am right somebody ought to do something about it instead of business as usual.
The bottom line is, the Christians do not keep Christ's commandments. Is this God's will? No. Is this Satan's will? Definitely yes.
Well let's see. Did Christ give us any commandments? Yes, He assuredly did.
Name one if you please.
"Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who persecute you."
Now, are we supposed to do this or not?
"Well it would be nice if we did but we are saved by grace and not by works of righteousness we have done."
We are certainly making Christ out to be a fool who gave us commandments we are not supposed to keep!
Let me point out to you, Christ said, "He who endures to the end shall be saved." The footnotes of my Bible, a popular Evangelical edition, say it is not necessary for us to endure to the end because we are saved by an unconditional grace.
God said He who endures to the end shall be saved.
To be continued.