A quote by a Canadian psychologist and university professor (currently a social media and You Tube sensation) who is rebelling against the recent Canadian compelled speech legislation, “I believe we make a decision between heaven and hell with every decision we make. I think that’s literally and metaphorically true.”
“Listen to them and obey them because they sit in Moses’s seat but don’t do as they do. Your righteousness has to exceed that of the Pharisees or you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” These are the words of Jesus to his disciples as recorded in the NT.
We make many daily decisions as disciples of Jesus Christ. We need to understand how important it is that we make righteous decisions. We cannot ‘go along with the flow’ unless we can maintain our integrity and honesty in that flow. The psychologist above says that we will lose our soul if we do. We must stay true to ourselves, Jesus Christ, and the Word of God.
The church in our day says that Christ will forgive you no matter what you do. However, forgiveness from God requires repentance and truth from the believer and a turning away or ceasing from what action the believer did that needs forgiving. Faith and repentance are the most important components of the Gospel. Without repentance there is no forgiveness in Jesus Christ. Without forgiveness there is no redemption in Christ. This is clear in the Bible scriptures. We are told in scripture to cease from our sins. If this ability was not provided for by God, or if it was impossible for a believer to not sin, then God would not ask it of us. It’s as clear as that in my mind.
There is a children’s song, “Every move I make, I make in you Jesus, every breath I breathe, I breathe in You.” We as believers need to be very careful about what we are saying and doing. We must not compromise or risk our very soul because we take sin lightly in our day. Scripture says, “May your very mind, soul and body be preserved blameless until the coming of the Lord”. The devil has compromised believers in our day by deceiving them into thinking that they can participate in the table of devils while also participating in the Lord’s Table. This is not true. Ananias and Saphira tried to do that by lying to the Holy Spirit about the amount of the selling price of their land. They were struck down dead. This is a warning sign given to us in scripture by God.