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The Forgiven and the Forgiver are made One in the Process

I John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I thank God that this promise is not dependent upon the findings of the “Court of Public Opinion.”

Neither is this promise:

Romans 8:1  There is therefore NOW NO CONDEMNATION to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

The only conditions are confession/repentance of sin and faith in Christ as the righteous Savior.  It is then, a done deal. 

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Wise + Foolish = No Rest

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he (the evil fool) rage or laugh, there is no rest. Proverbs 29:9

This verse is like a universal shotgun blast. There are so many aspects to what wise and foolish are. The text is an analysis of the reaction of the foolish to wise. The reaction is generally dissension. You cannot convince the unwilling.

In a specific application, consider the hardened Atheist. Romans 1 is clear that rejecting God as creator results in chaos as the absolute moral mooring of God’s authority in the individuals life is rejected.

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When Politics are Allowed to Determine What is Sin

When we allow politics to determine what sin is, politics with all of its instability gathers unto itself a power that will ultimately lead to a tyranny that will undo the very fabric of justice in society.

Those who use politics to qualify their sin are the enemies of “Liberty and Justice for all.” Those who yield without a fight are accomplices to that end. Liberty and Justice are basic gifts of the Creator and the promises of the once great America.

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A Witness' Lamentations and Hope

One day, I will stand in His glory,
He shall wipe my tears away,
from the hurt and memory
of those who reject Him today.
With love abounding, I witness His story.
With hardened hearts, they spite Him to stray.
Then will the past have lost its grasp eternally.
Then will the future no longer be tainted by today.

Paul Sudbrock

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 2 Timothy 2:25

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The One and Only

One of the greatest misunderstandings about the nature of God is: “He is so above us that He has nothing in common with us.”  This can be manifested even among “Christians” in the statement: “God is too busy with the big problems of the world to have time to be concerned with me and my problems”.  

This philosophy is propagated through the actions and beliefs of man whether they are believing or non-believing.  Most of the world religions preach or at least support this twisted view of who God is.

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