“Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.” (Prov. 30:9)
Committed to a path, that is what all who have been born-again are, committed to a path. We do not try as much as we obey, and we do not try to obey, we do obey.
The Word of God says we are to love our neighbor and to get along with all we know as best as is within us, we are to reveal compassion, care and concern for those we meet, to assist the poor with whatever means we have at our disposal, to pray for those who abuse us. We are not to try to do these things, we are to do them.
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)
The path Satan is leading the world down is one of enablement, attempting through deceits and lies to coerce the elect to offer love to the most wicked and vile persons, or they will be branded as haters. The path we are to traverse is that of truth, that the wrath of God is upon the wicked, and that if they do not repent and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of their soul, they will be eternally damned.
They see our love as hate, for they believe they should be able to live their lives as they please, both in the sight of mankind and the Almighty, and be accepted by both.
If they are correct, then Psalm 94:16 is a lie. “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”
Then Isaiah 5:20 is a falsehood, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
If they refuse to see their works, their lifestyles as evil, and if you refuse to call them good, if you enable them, then you are not rising up against that which they profess we are to love.
I reveal here in this short letter to you today a lie, a great deception of Satan which has been for thousands of years, one which many today have accepted as a truth, and it is this, “Love the sinner, but hate the sin.”
What this has caused, even in some who have been crucified with Christ, is the belief of the lie that the sin the wicked man commits is not his or her fault, that they are not responsible for their actions, that a force outside of themselves compels them to act in a manner against the Living God. The expansion of this lie has caused the great apostacy to fall upon us, nay, those who believe such have brought it.
I ask this question of you, if it is not their fault, if because of some outside force, whether it be circumstances beyond their control, Satan’s advancement in their lives, their upbringing, any other force of action they supposedly had no control over, would the Living God give them over to a reprobate mind?
Whose fault is it that they are seen as the wicked that the wrath of God abides on?
“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12)
We are searching for the lost, and they are intermingled with the wicked, it is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can discern between the two. Evil men perform evil deeds, we offer them the truth of the love offered to them, in love, we warn them of the Lake of Fire, in love, but we do not enable their wicked ways.
We stand against them.
Did you believe your armor was only for the defense of attacks from Satan himself, not for those who serve him as well?
You cannot serve righteousness and enable darkness, the sinner unrepentant will be cast into eternal darkness, not his sin.
Love speaks truth to those who believe the lies, it tells them they are wrong.
“Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?” (Psalm 139:21)
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (Matt. 5:44)
These two truths reside on the path that we are to be on.