The Elephant in the Room

“Jesus Christ hates the wrong in man, and Calvary is the estimate of His hatred.” Oswald Chambers, November 21st, My Utmost for His Hightest.

In your church, do they blaspheme the Lord by denying His ability to heal sickness? Or deny the truth of the Bible, the ultimate word of God?  Is it black & white? The difference between sin & purity; the flesh & being born in the Spirit (John 3:6-7)?  They can “repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” says Jesus in Matt 4:17.

Forgive us for our unbelief, O God (Mk 9:24)!

Matt 4:23 (NIV):

“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

Hebrews 13:8 (NIV):

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Jesus says in Matthew 18:15-17 (NIV):

If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you.  If they listen to you, you have won them over.  But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.(Deut 19:15)‘ If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

Luke 17:4 (NIV),

Even if he sins against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.

James 5:19-20 (KJV):

“Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”

Jude 21-23 (KJV):

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

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