Saturday 18 Nov 2017
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Psalm 1: 2-3

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

The gospel of condemnation or the gospel of life?

Article Index
The gospel of condemnation or the gospel of life?
Do not judge or condemn me.
The good news
The reign of sin over man
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God
Christ the power and wisdom of God.
The position of grace
Finally
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   Acts 19:3-4 “Well, then, what kind of baptism did you receive?” Paul asked. “The baptism of John,” they answered.

It is increasingly becoming difficult to present the gospel as it ought to be as a result of a number reasons which are as a result of the social views of the world in which we now live in becoming a major influence when deciding how the gospel ought to be handled. 

 In a world where the truth is becoming rarer and rarer to come by, in a truth where no one wants to be confronted by the truth, in a world where many cannot handle the truth and in a world where people only want to be told what they agree with, those who handle the dissemination of the gospel are coming under an immense pressure with regards to the best way of going about it. 

We have come to a point in human history, where it is no longer cool to point out to one another our faults without being labelled as judgmental. Rather we are to live as if those faults do not exist or conjure some philosophy, teachings, doctrines or wise sayings that simply ignore these shortcomings while offering the adherents a way to live without having to address them. 
The sad truth is such ways do exist, as the human mind is clever enough to exploit the vulnerabilities of others and preys upon such. Such teachings, movements and groups exists both in the secular and even the church sadly that offers such deceitful haven. Why do I label it deceitful, well for starters,  every illness have a root cause and symptoms, and a man is not pronounced healed until such are addressed. I call it deceitful haven because a man trying to live while refusing to address his shortcomings no matter how unpleasant they might be is only deceiving himself as history has proven over time.

 To label therefore every attempt to point out the wrongs and shortcoming in the life of man with the aim of addressing such as being judgemental is not only naive, it must be stated that it is a costly venture as well. The truth be told, it is easy to become judgmental in the world, especially with no solution to proffer or the means to help address such shortcomings. One can from this position begin to understand why those of the world may not be open  to their shortcomings being pointed out to them in a way that seems to pronounce judgment on them without leaving them a room to redress it. This is where those who handle the gospel need to be careful, you see what hold as truth in the world does not necessarily hold the same position in the kingdom of God, hence when the world talks and frowns about being condemned and judged, those who handle the gospel must be careful not to allow this position to sway them from what holds true in the kingdom of God.