May 26, 2019
"Did Jesus Just Happen!" The Life of Christ.
In the Series which I have been writing for a good many week deals with the Life of Christ and the answer to the question, "Did Jesus Just Happen?" If you will follow these series of comments going back to the very star, you will see plainly the answer to the many questions ask today by many people, "Where Did Jesus begin to exist? and many questions like such.
We continue this week on the Judgments of Christ and in our last discussion it was concerning how Christ deals with our sins and what happens when He forgives us. There are many things that we wish we would forget but we can't for we have no power over our memory. Those things will come into our minds and we have to rest in God's promise that God has forgiven those sins. God tells us by an act of His will, He can dismiss from His memory every sin that has been covered by the Blood of Christ. And when Christ washed away our sins with His own blood, He did the job so completely and perfectly that the holiness of God can find nothing in us for which to condemn us because we have been clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
We must remember, God is not gong to bring sins into the very throne room of heaven to defile His throne by allowing the presence of the sins of believers committed after they accepted Christ as savior. We do not want to suggest that an individual Christian can go out and do their own things and get by with it. There is, according to Scripture, the Christina Judgment or daily cleansing. 1 Cor. 11:28-32. God has made a provision for confession and forgiveness. (I John 1: 8-10). In the family of God, He will reprove and rebuke and chastise His children when they break His laws but it will be done on this earth and in this life. Many meet an early death as a result of God's chastening hand. "He that is without chastisement is he not a bastard and not my son." (Hebrews 12:8). God might permit a hell-on-earth kind of lifestyle for a short season bu God will put stripes upon the back of His children and will leave its mark if confession is not made for cleansing.
In the erroneous views about the Judgments of Christ, there is another view which is erroneous. This view claims if a believer confesses his sins, he is forgiven but if he refuses or forgets to confess a sin, God is going to judge him at this judgment and make him confess and then be punished for all the sins he failed to confess. This presupposes the fact that our sins have not completely and perfectly been dealt with with the Blood of Christ. It presupposes that God is keeping a record of all my iniquities so that He can present them before me when I stand in His presence. Such is contrary to the Holiness of God and the finished work of Christ on the cross. The same One who said. "We must all appear before the judgment seat, " has also written to tells us there is therefore now no condemnation (judgment) to them that are in Christ Jesus. What orthodox Christianity fails to teach along with the teaching of the Scriptures, that when a person is saved he is born again from and with the Holy Spirit of God. His nature changes and therefore the man changes. "If any be in Christ Jesus, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new."(I Cor. 5:17). We observe many have joined churches; many have been baptized; and many commit ins daily and God never chastises them. Rest assured, God will deal with these individuals either when He comes again, or here on this earth by destroying the body with Christian Judgment or this individual will be dealt with at the Great White Throne Judgment.
Wayne McDoanld, Pastor