Sunday, December 31, 2006

"...God’s Not In It"

"We have rebelled against God, broken every law.
It’s not just an issue that you have sinned. The issue
is you’ve never done anything but sinned. The
Bible says in the prophets that even our greatest
works are like filthy rags before God. And because
of that, you know what we deserve? The wrath of
God. The holy hatred of God.

You say, “Now, wait a minute. God doesn’t hate
anybody. God is love.” No, my friend. You need to
understand something. Jesus Christ taught, the
prophets taught, the apostles taught this -that apart
from the grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ our
Lord, the only thing left for you is the wrath, the
fierce anger of God because of your rebellion and
your sin.

Pray for revival? You’re going to have a youth
meeting; you want God to move, but before you go
there you watch programs on television that God
absolutely despises. And then you wonder why
the Holy Spirit hasn’t fallen on a place and why
you have to create false fire and false excitement.
Because God’s not in it. God is a holy God and the
only way you and I could ever be reconciled to a
holy God is through the death of God’s own Son
when He hung on that tree.

People say the cross is a sign of how much man is
worth. That’s not true. The cross is a sign of how
depraved we really are, that it took the death of
God’s own Son. The only thing that could save a
people like us was the death of God’s own Son un-
der the wrath of His own Father paying the price,
rising again from the dead. Powerful to say, this is
the Gospel of Jesus.

How is it that so many people today profess to have
had an encounter with Jesus Christ, and, yet, they
are not permanently changed?..."

--Paul Washer


Anonymous Rita said...

AMEN! What an awesome reminder of how lost we really are and what an awesome act of mercy God displayed when He offered up His Only Begotten Son for a wretch like me. Thank You Almighty God!

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are those who say we can not reach this contemporary culture of relativism with the rhetoric that was used in past generations. There is something compelling about this clear view of the truth that resonates beyond the excuses we hear.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean it isn't all about ME?
This guy is little too strong for me

12:00 AM  

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