This is a question that so many ponder, yet they are unwilling to admit. The time has come.. are you truly saved? Or just living the compromise expecting rewards for your hypocrisy?
2 Timothy 4:3-4 (KJV)
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
This world thrives on lust and vanity. People have more interest in themselves and their social status than they do about actual life and humanity as a whole. Compromise is the standard now. Christians live in fear of standing against sin for fear of being labeled a racist or terrorist. Those who stand for righteousness are now the enemy. This world cries for acceptance and equality, regardless of what moral standards are violated in the process. The vast majority of you reading this are these sheep that I speak of. Ignorant, uneducated, and unwilling to stand for true Biblical principals. Your'e destroyed for a lack of knowledge, yet you think your'e okay. You're hypocrites, lovers of yourselves, followers, weak and incapable of true individualism. You're unwilling to admit your sins because pride and fear of what others will think or say. You hide behind your electronic devices only to exemplify what you want everyone to see regardless of what's true. The time will come when all of your compromises will wreak havoc on your eternal future. I know that if I would have stayed on the path of sin and destruction, I would be right there with you now. It's not about perfection of course, it's about intent and dedication. Every waking day, I make an effort to please Christ. I fall, no doubt, at times, but I consciously make an effort to get back up and correct my sinful behavior. Repentance is key. Not simply asking for forgiveness, but making an effort to change by working harder everyday not repeating the same mistakes and sins. Asking for forgiveness only to live in a continuous life of sin is worthless.
A relationship with Christ is exactly that, a relationship. If you don't have it now, you may find it's too late some day. Hell is real, you will spend eternity suffering if you continue to compromise your faith to please others. It's not worth it. Your life is yours, the choice to sin is truly yours to make. No one can make you sin, you have to decide to sin. On the other hand, you can decide not to sin. You've often heard people say, "everyone sins'. That's only partially true because people choose to do so. Accepting this lie as absolute truth is exactly what Satan wants you to do. Another excuse to justify your unwillingness to change, all the while he has you right where he wants you. Wake up, don't be afraid to offend, stand for Christ. The choice is yours. Your'e more powerful than you think or have been told. You don't have to be another sheep following the heard to destruction. You can be a conqueror, unmovable in your faith and choices in life. You can have the heavenly authority inside you guiding you in all your steps. Or, follow blindly and fall to eternal chaos and hell after you perish. Choose.
Reverend Ian Potter is a Spirit Filled Evangelist who preaches the Raw , Uncompromised , Gospel of Jesus Christ.