Thursday, July 29, 2010

Imitator or Impostor

Ephesians 5
"Be Imitators of God Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma."

The scariest sermon in all the Bible is the Sermon on the Mount. I have heard people say that they live by the Sermon on the Mount, that is how they do religion. But that is ridiculous, the Sermon on the Mount is the Ten Commandments times a trillion. Jesus at the close of His sermon says these terrifying words. Matthew 7:21-23 21"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

A imitator of God; Ephesians 5:19 "speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;"

A impostor; Ephesians 5:3 "But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 4and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Some have asked Jesus into their heart at a summer camp, or at a church service when the music and the message was just right to stir a emotion. But then they go out and live in immorality living as an imitator of the world. No Bible reading, irregular church attendance, no real communion with Christ. Are they saved, Jesus says no. Scary!

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