Once again based on the above, all you guys are interested in is to slander someone and to WIN the fight against another brother ( whom you don’t consider a brother of course)
@selpingos This is how a worldly Christian speaks. Have you ever read the entire New Testament? Have you sat down and read carefully the Gospels so that you know what Jesus taught, EVERYTHING he taught? There are those who hold to Jesus’ teachings and obey his commands and then there are those who just want to feel good about themselves, but refuse to obey Jesus. That is what this is about. Paul Washer and Joel Osteen are in the second category, though they are not of the same kind. Neither of them believes that you must obey Christ in order to be saved in the end, yet it says repeatedly in the writings of Jesus and Paul and the Apostles it is necessary.
If someone does not believe the Gospel Jesus taught AND OBEY JESUS they do not love Jesus:
“19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” ~Matthew 28
“If you love me you will keep my commands.” ~John 14.15
Jesus also said “19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” ~John 3
Then immediately after Jesus tells the woman caught in adultery “Go and sin no more!” He says this: “go, and sin no more. 12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
If you do evil you hate Jesus. If you do not do what Jesus commands, you do not love Jesus. Also, Jesus will deny those who work lawlessness.
“21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” ~John 7 The word “iniquity” in the Greek is literally “lawlessness”.
If you do not obey Jesus’ commands these are true about you:
- You are not in the light, who is Jesus.
- You do evil.
- You refuse to come to the light.
- You hate the light, who is Jesus.
- You are not Jesus’ Disciple.
- You do not follow Jesus.
- You do not love Jesus.
- Jesus will deny you on that day.
- You do not do the will of Jesus’ Father in heaven.
- YOU WILL NOT GET INTO THE KINGDOM!