Did you know that you can be poisoned spiritually? Yes, you can. By adopting strange doctrines that are not Biblical and there are a lot of them we will touch on at least one today, maybe more.
One of them is that there is the belief that the death of Christ brought in grace to replace the law of God. The precious blood that Christ shed establishes the law of God, not do away with it. I didn't really know that some believe this but they do. I have heard people say that 'I am saved', regardless of what kind of life they live they believe that they will be saved. Here is a verse to verify this. His mercy and truth go hand in hand.
Psalm 85:10 "Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other."
"Jesus, our Substitute, consented to bear for man the penalty of the law transgressed. He clothed His divinity with humanity and thus became the Son of man, a Savior, and Redeemer. The very fact of the death of God's dear Son to redeem man shows the immutability of the divine law. How easily, from the transgressor's standpoint, could God have abolished His law, thus providing a way whereby men could be saved and Christ remain in heaven! The doctrine which teaches freedom, through grace, to break the law is a fatal delusion. Every transgressor of God's law is a sinner, and none can be sanctified while living in known sin." F&W
"The condescension and agony of God's dear Son were not endured to purchase for man liberty to transgress the Father's law and yet sit down with Christ in His throne. It was that through His merits and the exercise of repentance and faith the most guilty sinner might receive pardon and obtain strength to live a life of obedience. The sinner is not saved in his sins, but from his sins." F&W
"What is sin? 1John 3:4 "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
"When the commandment came home to Saul's conscience sin revived, and he died. He saw himself condemned by the law of God. The sinner cannot be convinced of his guilt unless he understands what constitutes sin. It is impossible for an individual to experience Bible sanctification while he holds that if he believes in Christ is immaterial whether he obeys God's law or disobeys it." Romans 7:7. F&W
In Revelation God's word declares that the professed commandment keeper whose life contradicts his faith is blind, wretched, poor, and naked. Revelation 3:17.
"Many are led to think that they are on the road to heaven because they profess to believe in Christ, while they reject the law of God. But they will find at last that they were on the way to perdition instead of heaven. Spiritual poison is sugarcoated with the doctrine of sanctification and administered to the people. Thousands eagerly swallow it, feeling that if they are only honest in their belief they will be safe. But sincerity will not convert error to truth. A man may swallow poison, thinking it is food; but his sincerity will not save him from the effects of the dose." F&W
God has given us His word as our guide.
John 5:39 "Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me."
John 17:17 "Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth."
Acts 26:9 Paul says: "I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth."
His belief did not make his course right, did it? When he received the gospel of Jesus Christ, it made him a new creation. He was transformed. He was not daunted by opposition or suffering. Men may make all kinds of excuses for not keeping God's law but no excuse for the rejection of God's law will be accepted in the day of judgment. We must very soon meet the Great Law Giver over His broken law. What will we say in that day? We will miss out on heaven and I don't want to be classed in that position, do you? I hope not.
These lessons are to help us in our life's journey, not discourage us. Please follow me day by day in them and you will see that it is not a hard thing to follow the truth as it is in Jesus Christ. I want you to be blessed and that is my goal. Everything will be Biblical and has been so stay with me. Grandma Joan