Monday, February 1, 2010

We can justify anything!

Justification: satan tells us a bunch of lies that seem perfectly good reasons for any given sin.

I was doing a search on what the bible has to say about justifying sin and I'll here's a pretty good article:(

"There is no scripture that justifies sin. Probably the most direct and extensive portion of scripture on justification is Romans 3-8. This passage speaks of the justification of people, not of sin. Jesus died to pay the penalty of our sin, so that all who believe in Him might be justified before God. But, as Romans 6 points out, if we continue to sin after we have believed and have been justified by God, we make ourselves again slaves to sin. How can we do this if we truly have come to know Jesus? Romans 8 tells us that if we live after the flesh we will die. John says in 1 John 3:7 that whoever practices righteousness is righteous (the word "righteousness" and the word "justified" are simply the noun and verb form of the same word). He says in the next verse that the one who practices sin is of the devil. God never justifies sin. The one who will stand before God is the one who speaks the truth in his heart and does no evil to his neighbor (Ps. 15:1-5). He is the one who does to others as he would have them do to him (Matt. 7:12). He is the one who repays no one evil for evil, but always stays on the high road of righteous living (Rom. 12:17). He is the one who does not lie because he knows that no lie is of the Truth (1 John 2:21). God pronounces a "woe" on those who call evil good and good evil (Is. 5:20). God does not justify sin."

Alot of reading there and alot of scriptures I need to go look up!

We just got home from Florida, went from 80 degrees to 4 degrees in a 2 1/2 hour flight!!!

A nice vacation, but lots of time for thinking. Which, can go either "good" or "bad" depending on who you let control your thinking. God or satan???

You know how people tell you to make a "pro's or con's" list about certain decisions? That really never worked for me, but now I see a better way to make this list. Make all your pros and cons dependent on SCRIPTURE. It clears your mind as to what is the "righteous" decision to Christ. Do not try to justify anything that goes against Gods Word.

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