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Sunday, July 29, 2012

What is sin? online bible study

I was given a task to write about what sin is. 

I've heard a lot of questions about why God accepted Abel's offering and not Cain's.  Some say that his offeing of his first fruits were not acceptable and others say it was a heart condition.  As I was thinking about this this morning, I see it as both.  His heart was not inline with what he was giving to God.  God wanted a offering of blood, as what Abel gave, as that offering was an offering  for the atonement of sin.  Fruit offerings were not used for sin offerings as no blood was shed. 

Taking it further back, even the shedding of blood to create the animal covering for Adam and Eve were also in line with an atonment for sin. This was the first killing in the bible, to create something for Adam and Eve to wear to cover up their nakedness. 

There is a connection in all of this.  God was the one to first kill the animals for the coverings for them (Gen 3:21). The first animal sacrifice for sin.   .For many centuries after this, the best of the animals were given up for man's sins.  Some sacrifices took place several times a day.  Later God would allow His own Son to die on the Cross for our sins, every single one of them, for a one time resolution to bring back the relationship He lost with man with Adam and Eve sinned.

As I begin to write this study over the next few weeks, months or perhaps years, I'll try to come back to this first part to bring about a connection of what the blood represents for that of sin and  that of healing the body.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

In sharing His love.....

Over the last few weeks God has been forming some thoughts that I've had over the years but not able to fully put  into words.  It wasn't so much about offending someone but more of trying to clarify it so its more understandable.  If I offend you with the Gospel, tough, but don't lie about what the Gospel  says.  I've seen it so distorted by the world in conversations such as the recent announcement of Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-a with comments that were taken out of context to God's word and who He is.

God is a God of love. God has not shut his doors on the people He created. There have never been a  closed door to the gay community in the church of God.  But God's word does not change, and it will not change.  When you walk in the doors of a church, trust me when I say that by the Bible you will not be the only one in sin walking in the front door, you will be in the company of a congregation who struggles with sin every day of their lives.  God's word doesn't change for the person, The person changes to God's word. 

God's word says we have to repent of our sins to be in His presence.  That's why He sent His Son.  The only way to the Father is through His Son Jesus Christ. 

There are churches that need to wake up and see that one sin does not outweigh another.  These churches have a pride in them that hinders the love of God with their agenda when they choose to go and picket areas where tragedy has occurred, or those that want to prophecy doom and gloom at a time of tragedy when right now the victims need comfort. 

So I challenge you this Sunday to go to church and see if its about love or an agenda.  The difference is how they treat the Word of God.  If they change it to suit you or use it to condemn you, its an agenda because His word does say in Romans 8:1 " There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." A church that loves you and guides you to repentance is the one you want because that is the Will of God. He wants your heartbeat to beat with His. Becasue as it states in Romans 3:23 "for all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God." 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stop Changing His Word

God's word is simple.  In the 66 books of the Bible, He says the same thing over and over.  We just need to learn to start reading it with these three words in mind.  "I LOVE YOU". 

God does not change, He is the same as He was when He created the world, when He gave us His Son and He is the same today.  Nothing has changed. 

He loves you.  He love you.  He love you.

Why then do you see hate in His word?  The hate isn't towards us, or towards His people its towards the sin that we participate in that causes us to be separated from Him. 

But He is not the one separating Himself from us. We are doing it when we sin.  We are the one moving away from His Glory when we sin because our sin can not be in His Glory.  It simply isn't allowed.  But when we confess our sins as it is in 1 john 1:9, we are welcome back into His presence where He resides in His Glory.

Its so simple! 

So why do we change His Word when it has been the same since the begiining of time?  When we sin, we twist God's word to fit our agenda for our sin.   Is began back in the begining with Eve.  The serpent lied to Eve and Eve then corrected him which the serpent expected her to do.

God has shown us clearly what will and will not be allowed in Heaven.  The devil knows it too.  He's the one changing what God has always said in His Word. God never changes.  Never. Never. Never.

From the Begining of time He has loved you.  He created you. Who creates something they don't love?

A couple of weeks ago I was making a window sill planter and I was very pleased with how it was coming along.  However when problems were arising I was losing my pride in it and getting discouraged with it as things weren't going the way I wanted them to go. Finally after much thought I was able to come up with a way to make it more secure like I wanted and my feelings excitment and pride in my work returned.

I believe God showed me what He feels when He is creating us.  He's so proud and pleased with what He created.  However when we sin, we walk away from what He was planning for us and things don't go the way they should.  When we repent and return, He is ready for us and takes us back and rejoices in His creation.  He never leaves us during the time that we are walking away, He just isn't that close until we have turned and repented.

We need to stop changing His word. We need to stop telling people that God hates them for what they are doing to their lives.  We need to stop shutting the church doors on them and making them feel unwelcomed because they don't fit our agenda.

God isn't about an agenda. He is about the heart of the person, and He will never hate that heart that He created.  He only wants to exchange it so it will beat with His.  That is all He wants.  And its in His Word.