One of those oxymoron things Thursday, 15 August 2002
I want you to take a serious look at one verse of Scripture. One verse spoken by God the Creator during the 33 years He walked the earth as the Lord Jesus, the Christ.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
The Church for the American Christian Patriot is not a 501c3 tax exempt government approved church, as a result, we do not receive many donations and no longer even seek donations. But instead, have decided to fund the church and it's operations out of the earnings of my wife and myself. To accomplish this, I have a company that sells alternative energy devices, you can view this operation by visiting http://www.christianpatriot.com/inverters.htm . As you scroll through there, you'll come to a link that informs you that in order to do business with me, you must be pro-Life. Not just a little pro-Life, but to the point where you agree with this statement, "All abortions are first degree premeditated murder!". You can view and read that for yourself by going to http://www.christianpatriot.com/no.htm .
There are two reasons I do this, one is the reason I tell Christians, the other is the reason I give to lawyers and other unsaved heathens that question me or demand that I do business with them even though they are pro-abortion.
For Christians I say "Every baby is a gift of God, God so loves babies that when He choose to come to earth as the Lord Jesus, He came not as a full grown man, but as a speck in the womb of a young Jewish virgin named Mary. How can anyone think, even for one instant that God would condone or forgive the murder of something He once was, a little baby trapped in the supposed safety of his moms womb?"
To the lawyers and other unsaved I say, "With the technology we have in medicine today, that allows us to look inside the womb and count the fingers of a baby developing, for anyone to not recognize that it is, in fact a baby and not just a glob of flesh, is so ignorant and that person so stupid, that it would be impossible for me to teach that person the intricacies of operating their own generating plant. If they are to ignorant to realize that it is a baby in the womb, they are certainly to stupid to be trusted with the operation of a generating plant that is capable of putting out more than enough electricity to electrocute someone. And if they do know it is a little baby trapped in the womb of his or her mom and they still opt to condone the slaughter of that little innocent one, then they are to vicious for me to trust myself around. For if they think nothing of having a baby killed, why would they not have me killed in order to avoid paying the balance upon completion?"
You see, the bottom line is this, "... Ye cannot serve God and mammon." I cannot serve God and satan at the same time. Nor can you! All to often I will see someone wearing a cross and exposing clothing at the same time. Professing to be a Christian while ignoring His teachings and denying Him by their very conduct. They, are, by their very actions, oxymorons!
What about you? Do you give up anything of this world for the Lord? Do you sacrifice anything for Him? If you had an air conditioner in your bedroom and you knew of a brother or sister in the Lord who was elderly or sick or worked nights, who did not have an air conditioner, would you take yours out and put it in their window without asking permission or saying something like; "It's been kind of hot and I see you have no air conditioner, you wouldn't want ours would you?"
Are you a suffering Christian or are you an oxymoron?
As the half brother of the Messiah said in James chapter two: What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, "Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled"; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
Good works does not get you saved, only giving yourself 100% to the Lord does that, but the proof of salvation is your good works. Not the good works of socialism, but the good works of individual sacrifice for the Lord. And the proof of living as the Lord would have you live, which includes dressing like one committed to the Lord, not one putting their body on public display.
Let us finish today with the words of the Word:
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7:20)
But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 10:33 )
It is time to get serious about who you belong to, for you can not serve both Jesus and satan, you can not be both not of this world and part of this world. This planet earth is either your home or you are a visitor here waiting to go home to be with the Lord in paradise. There aint no purgatory, there is only everlasting glory and everlasting damnation. You choose, God abides by your decision. You and only you will decide whether you are a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian or a satan worshiping heathen. As for me, well, I hate satan and this time on earth is the closest I will ever come to hell. What about you?
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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