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Two Reasons a Believer Must Forsake Sin

First of all let us define sin. The word of God defines sin as Lawlessness (transgression of the law), knowing the right thing to do and not doing it, and whatever is not from faith is sin (1 John 3:4, James 4:17, and Romans 14:23). God has given us a Holy law a standard by which we are to live life; and we know what His law is, and it is not burdensome. God has written His laws on our heart, the Holy Ten Commandments, and transgression of these laws is lawlessness. We know what the right things are to do, if you pass someone in true need and do nothing that is sin. And whatever is done without faith is sin, without faith in Christ even taking in a breath of air is sin because it is done without faith. This brings me to the first reason that we as believers must forsake sin. Christ died for our sins so we must hate sin because our sins killed our Lord; He suffered and was forsaken of the Father because of our sins. “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowle

What Is Your Will?

I’ve been thinking about repentance lately; what does it mean to repent? The literal translation is to change one’s heart. What exactly is the heart? The heart in scripture is not the blood pumping organ that resides in ones chest; this organ received its name because of its centrality in the body. The heart in scripture is the core, the center of ones being; the heart is the bare essence of who we really are. So when Christ told us to repent and believe, He in essence told us to do something that we are incapable of doing. He told us to change ourselves into a different creature all together. Can an old woman turn herself into a young woman? The answer is no; she cannot, no matter how much she would like to be a young woman she is who she is. So why would the Lord tell us to do the impossible? To change who we are, because He had the authority to do so. “Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and t

The Word of God in Open-Air

I declare to you the Word; The Lord Jesus, Immanuel, the Christ of God! The Alpha & the Omega, the First & the Last, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the only begotten Son of the Living God; God incarnate, God in human flesh, the sinless Lamb of God. The living One; He was dead, and now is alive forevermore, and He has the keys of death and of Hades. I declare to you the gospel; “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "But the righteous man shall live by faith." “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not co